SOFLO Swimmers Compete This Weekend At IMR, IMX Meets At Florida Atlantic University

SOFLO Swimmers Compete This Weekend at IMR, IMX Meets At Florida Atlantic University


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

May 3, 2012

Twenty-seven South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers, ranging in age from 8 to 13 who train at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, will see how they stack up against the rest of the nation this weekend.

The up-and-coming swimmers will compete in the two-day FLA IMR (Ready) Challenge Saturday and Sunday at the Florida Atlantic University Aquatic Complex.

All sessions are timed finals.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR Challenge lets swimmers see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check out their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

SOFLO has 14 girls and 13 girls entered in the IMR meet.

The girls are Megan Appelbaum, 11; Gabrielle Beltrano, 10; Delaney Biro, 10; Carly Brewington, 12; Treasure D’Souza, 10; Daniela Gomez, 12; Julie Mason, 11; Lauren Noyola, 11; Megan Schimansky, 12; Sarah Schimansky, 9; Luisa Suzuki, 12; Lydia Szakacs, 10; Cara Virgin, 8; and Hannah Virgin, 11.

The boys are Brooks Brown, 10; Collin Burt, 13; Carter Carlson, 10; Christian Carlson, 12; Brian Gonzalez, 8; Guilherme Hada, 12; Justin Irwin, 11; Connor Marks, 9; Andrew McDade, 10; Andres McKeon, 10; Alexander Meyer, 9; Gian Savino, 11; and Sebastian Vargas, 13.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: FLA IMR (Ready) Challenge

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m warm-up, 9 a.m. meet starts.

WHERE: Florida Atlantic University Aquatic Complex, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.

ADMISSION: $3 per session, $2 heat sheets. For information call 954-468-5590.

Swimming Doubleheader

Fourteen SOFLO swimmers, seven boys and seven girls, will compete in the FLA IMX (Xtreme) Challenge in the afternoon session at FAU’s pool.

Several of the swimmers are participating in both sessions.

The IMX Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can see where their score ranks nationally, their local LSC and their own club.

All sessions are timed finals.

The SOFLO girls are Megan Appelbaum, 11; Delaney Biro, 10; Daniela Gomez, 12; Megan Schimansky, 12; Sarah Schimansky, 9; Lydia Szakacs, 10; and Ashley Tan, 11.

The SOFLO boys are Carter Carlson, 10; Christian Carlson, 12; Guilherme Hada, 12; Joshua Hanks, 8; Connor Marks, 9; Andres Mckeon, 10; and Gian Savino, 11.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: FLA IMX (Xtreme) Challenge.

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, 12:30 p.m. warm-up, 1:30 p.m. meet starts.

WHERE: Florida Atlantic University Aquatic Complex, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.

ADMISSION: $3 per session, $2 heat sheets. For information call 954-468-5590.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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