SWIMMING ROUNDUP: Rousseau Breaks Meet Record On Day One Of U.S. Open

SWIMMING ROUNDUP: Rousseau Breaks Meet Record On Day One Of U.S. Open

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Written by Sharon Robb

July 31, 2013

Sebastian Rousseau of Gator Swim Club broke an 11-year-old meet record to win the 200-meter butterfly to highlight opening day action Tuesday at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center.

While most of the world’s attention is on the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Rousseau, 22, was making a few waves in Irvine, Calif.

Rousseau, a 2012 South African Olympian, won in 1:55.64. The previous meet record was 1:55.66 set by Tom Malchow of Club Wolverine in 2002.

It was the ninth fastest time in the world and would have qualified him third for the world championship final.

The top Florida Gold Coast finisher on opening day was St. Andrew’s Swimming’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

The foursome of Tasija Karosas, 17, Caroline Nava, 16, Darby Goodwin, 16, and Megan Moroney, 16, finished 15th in 3:53.30,

slower than their seed time of 3:52.67.

TUESDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

200-meter butterfly: 1. Tilly Gray, NCYY 2:09.83.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Yolane Kukla, Australia 54.87.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Gillian Ryan, North Baltimore 8:25.57.

4×100-meter freestyle relay: 1. Australia 3:42.38, meet record.

MEN

200-meter butterfly: 1. Sebastian Rousseau, Gator Swim Club 1:55.64, meet record.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Daniel Tucker, Boilermaker Aqua 49.11.

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Zane Grothe, Auburn 15:13.39.

FLORIDA GOLD COAST RESULTS

Women’s 200-meter butterfly: 30. Isabella Paez, Metro Aquatics 2:15.87.

Women’s 100-meter freestyle: 60. Rhi Jeffrey, Bernal’s Gators 57.85.

Women’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay: 15. St. Andrew’s Swimming (Tasija Karosas, Caroline Nava, Darby Goodwin, Megan Moroney).

Men’s 200-meter butterfly: 28. David Knight, North Palm Beach 2:01.64, 30. Austin Manganiello, AK Sharks 2:01.79, 33. Luke Torres, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:02.31.

Men’s 100-meter freestyle: 38. Roberto Gomez, Davie 50.82, 66. Luke Torres 51.64, 70. Charles Harrington, FLA 51.68

Men’s 1500-meter freestyle: 17. Ryan Rosenbaum, FLA 15:40.20.

RYAN LOCHTE HEADED DOWN UNDER

For the first time in ten years, Olympian Ryan Lochte of Daytona Beach will start training in Australia after he finishes competing at world championships.

Lochte plans to train for four months with veteran coach Denis Cotterell, coach of Chinese world record holder Sun Yang and several other elite swimmers.

Lochte emphasized that Florida’s Gregg Troy is still his coach in Gainesville. But he plans on mixing it up as far as training sites and cutting back his heavy mileage regimen. He would like to train in two-to-six week intervals overseas as well as train with Dave Marsh at SwimMAC, who has a large group of pros training.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Another Sixteen-Year-Old Breaks World Record On Day Three Of World Championships

Another Sixteen-Year-Old Breaks World Record On Day Three Of World Championships


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

July 30, 2013

For the second day in a row, a 16-year-old teenager broke a world record and won gold Tuesday at the 15th FINA World Long Course Swimming Championships at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

Katie Ledecky, 16, the world’s new distance queen, upstaged Missy Franklin by winning the 1500-meter freestyle in 15:36.53 to break the oldest standing world record.

Ledecky and Denmark’s Lotte Friis separated themselves from the rest of the field and battled it out until the final 50 meters when Ledecky reached for another gear for a 29.47 split.

Ledecky has now won the Olympic gold at the 2012 London Olympics and 400 title at worlds.

Friis was second in 15:38.88, a European record. Both broke the previous world mark of Kate Ziegler’s world record of 15:42.54 that had held up even through the techsuit era.

“The main goal was just to come out on top,” Ledecky said. “I knew we were going pretty fast and I figured whoever was going to come out on top was going to get the world record.

“I had to be careful not to push it too early, not to push it too late, and just touch the wall first. Around the last 200, I knew I could take off.”

“I’m still 16 so I hope I have plenty years left of swimming,” Ledecky said with a smile. “The world record means the world to me. Kate Ziegler, who had the world record, is from my area back home. I’ve looked up to her my whole life and I am really honored to break that world record and to keep it in Potomac Valley.”

Also winning gold for the U.S. on Tuesday was Missy Franklin, who led from start to finish, in the women’s 100-meter backstroke in 58.41 and Matt Grevers in the men’s 100-meter backstroke in 52.91.

In the men’s 200-meter freestyle, France’s Yannick Agnel won gold in 1:44.20 and his training partner at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Connor Dwyer, came from seventh place to finish second in 1:45.32.

Both Agnel and Dwyer are coached by Bob Bowman. Russian Danila Izotov edged defending champion Ryan Lochte of Daytona Beach for the bronze in 1:45.59 to 1:45.64.

The U.S. finished Day Three with three gold medals, two silvers and one bronze. The U.S. team now has six gold, four silver and four bronze medals.

Day Four events are men’s 100-meter freestyle, women’s 50-meter backstroke, men’s 200-meter butterfly final, women’s 200-meter freestyle final, men’s 50-meter breaststroke final, women’s 200-meter butterfly, men’s 800-meter freestyle final.

Today’s TV Schedule: Wednesday, July 31, 12-2 p.m. live, Universal Sports.

TUESDAY RESULTS

MEN

200-meter freestyle: 1. Yannick Agnel, France 1:44.20, 2. Conor Dwyer, USA 1:45.32, 3. Danila Izotov, Russia 1:45.59.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Matt Grevers, USA 52.93, 2. David Plummer, USA 53.12, 3. Jeremy Stravius, France 53.21.

WOMEN

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Katie Ledecky, USA 15:36.53, world record, 2. Lotte Friis, Denmark 15:38.88, 3. Lauren Boyle, New Zealand 15:44.71.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Missy Franklin, USA 58.42, 2. Emily Seebohm, Australia 59.06, 3. Aya Terakawa, Japan 59.23.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Ruta Meilutyte, Lithuania 1:04.42, 2. Yuliya Efimova, Russia 1:05.02, 3. Jessicca Hardy, USA 1:05.52.

HIGH DIVING

American Cesilie Carlton, plunging the equivalent of a seven-story building, won the inaugural gold medal in the extreme sport of high diving at the world aquatic championships.

Carlton, 32, of San Antonio, Tex., who has vertigo and is afraid of heights and flying, won the inaugural event by plunging off a 20-meter platform into Barcelona’s murky harbor.

U.S. teammate Ginger Huber took the silver.

“I’m afraid of heights,” Carlton said. “That’s why I go very quickly. I don’t look down for a long time. But I know that I have control of what I am doing. The toughest part is looking over.”

Carlton clinched it on her final dive, a triple half pike, to total 211.60 points. She moved up from third place. Huber had 206.70 points and German Anna Bader took the bronze with 203.90.

The men’s competition off 27 meters concludes on Wednesday.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Marc Rojas Wins Twice With Two Lifetime-Bests At Southern Senior Zones

SOFLO’s Marc Rojas Wins Twice With Two Lifetime-Bests At Southern Senior Zones


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

July 30, 2013

Marc Rojas of South Florida Aquatic Club, looking stronger and stronger in the pool, not only lived up to his seeding, but dominated his races.

Rojas, 19, preparing for his sophomore year at Indian River State College, rocked the pool with a victory and lifetime-best of 2:21.84 in the 100-meter breaststroke Tuesday at the Southern Zone Senior Long Course Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Rojas was seeded No. 1 in the event and won by nearly four seconds. He bettered his previous best time of 2:23.49.

Rojas, also seeded first in the 50-meter breaststroke, won in 29.82.

His previous best was 30.83, which he first bettered in prelims in 30.24 and then cracked the 30-second mark for the first time in finals.

Nearly every SOFLO swimmer had at least one lifetime-best time with some big time drops including Ryan Capote and Edward Kon.

Rojas, one of the meet’s workhorses, has three more events remaining. He is seeded first in the 200-meter freestyle, second in the 200-meter individual medley and third in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Buoyed by Rojas strong swims, SOFLO is in eighth place among a field of 32 teams with 191 points.

Thirty-six attached teams and 381 swimmers are competing in the weeklong meet.

In addition to SOFLO other Florida Gold Coast teams Pine Crest Swimming, FLA, Flying Fish, Heritage Aquatics, North Miami Swim Team, Performance Aquatics, Titan Aquatics and Plantation Swim Team.

TUESDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

100-meter freestyle: 1. Micaela Roemer, SAILS 58.77; SOFLO: 22. Maria Lopez 1:02.12, best time, 24. Amber Hunter 1:02.85, 78. Bianca Monti 1:06.47.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Sofie Underdahl, METRO 2:39.89; SOFLO: 18. Delanie Perez 2:56.22, best time.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Katie Kelsoe, MTAC 2:19.81; SOFLO: 8. Marcella Marinheiro 2:30.09.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Sydney Bornstein, Piranha Swimming 2:18.87; SOFLO: 4. Maria Lopez 2:21.94 (2:20.40, best time, prelims).

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Carlotta Verita, FLA 33.85; SOFLO: 12. Bianca Muniz 38.21, best time, 17. Delanie Perez 39.34, best time.

MEN

100-meter freestyle: 1. Jason McCormick, FLA 52.14; SOFLO: 34. Ryan Capote 56.97, best time, 42. Gustavo Valery 57.48, best time, 46. Matthew Gonzalez 57.75, 54. Xavier Brown 58.26, 64. Alex Monti 58.94.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 2:21.84, best time; SOFLO: 27. Roger Capote 2:44.95.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Grant Kelton, MTAC 2:09.07; SOFLO: 21. Ryan Capote 2:24.01, best time dropping from 2:31.32.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Griff Hutton, Piranha Swimming 2:07.54; SOFLO: 10. Endi Babi 2:14.41.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 29.82, best time; SOFLO: 18. Roger Capote 35.78, 18. Edward Kon 34.87 best time, dropping from 36.30

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Southern Zone Senior Long Course Championships.

WHEN: Wednesday-Friday

WHERE: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

ADMISSION: $3 per session, $3 heat sheets.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Capote, Herman Lead SOFLO On Day One Of Southern Zone Senior Championships

Capote, Herman Lead SOFLO On Day One Of Southern Zone Senior Championships


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

July 29, 2013

Roger Capote and Kylie Herman posted lifetime-best times in their opening event Monday at the Southern Zone Senior Long Course Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Capote, 17, was tenth in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:11.21, a huge time drop from his previous best of 9:32.60.

Herman, 16, lowered her best time in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:40.23, dropping from 9:52.53 to finish 17th among a field of 37 swimmers.

Former SOFLO swimmer, Leonie Davies, 17, now with The Woodlands (Tex.) was eighth in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:32.77, just off her best time of 9:30.15.

SOFLO’s boys finished fifth in the 200-meter medley relay in 1:54.46 with Gustavo Valery, Marc Rojas, Endi Babi and Xavier Brown.

Rojas, Brown, Matthew Gonzalez and Babi were also sixth in the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:42.04.

Rojas, 19, preparing for his sophomore year at Indian River State College, begins his workhorse schedule on Tuesday.

Rojas is seeded first in the 200-meter breaststroke, first in the 50-meter breaststroke, first in the 200-meter freestyle, second in the 200-meter individual medley and third in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Thirty-six attached teams and 381 swimmers are competing in the weeklong meet including Florida Gold Coast teams Pine Crest Swimming, FLA, Flying Fish, Heritage Aquatics, North Miami Swim Team, Performance Aquatics, Titan Aquatics and Plantation Swim Team.

MONDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

800-meter freestyle: 1. Carrie Bonfield, Piranha Swimming 9:07.27, 8. Leonie Davies, The Woodlands 9:32.77; SOFLO: 17. Kylie Herman 9:40.23, best time.

200-meter medley relay: 1. FCST 2:01.82, 9. SOFLO “A” 2:09.41 (Marcella Marinheiro, Kelley Heron, Amber Hunter, Maria Lopez), 19. SOFLO “B” 2:14.80 (Melissa Marinheiro, Bianca Muniz, Kylie Herman, Bianca Monti).

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. NFS 1:50.53, 8. SOFLO “A” 1:53.89 (Maria Lopez, Amber Hunter, Marcella Marinheiro, Melissa Marinheiro), 14. SOFLO “B” 1:57.82 (Kelly Heron, Bianca Muniz, Bianca Monti, Kylie Herman).

MEN

800-meter freestyle: 1. Griff Hutton, Piranha Swimming 8:32.04; SOFLO: 10. Roger Capote 9:11.21, best time.

200-meter medley relay: 1. TG 1:50.81, 5. SOFLO “A” 1:54.46 (Gustavo Valery, Marc Rojas, Endi Babi, Xavier Brown), 17. SOFLO “B” 2:00.78 (Ryan Capote, Jonathan Strod, Matthew Gonzalez, Alex Monti).

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. FLA 1:38.98, 6. SOFLO “A” 1:42.04 (Marc Rojas, Xavier Brown, Matthew Gonzalez, Endi Babi), 16. SOFLO “B” 1:46.26 (Gustavo Valery, Jonathan Strod, Alex Monti, Ryan Capote).

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Southern Zone Senior Long Course Championships

WHERE: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

ADMISSION: $3 per session, $3 heat sheets.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Begin Southern Zone Championships Tuesday

SOFLO Swimmers Begin Southern Zone Championships Tuesday


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

July 29, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will begin competing Tuesday at the USA Swimming Southern Zone Age Group Championships in Greenville, S.C.

Four of SOFLO’s champion age group program are members of the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

They are Jordan Colon, 16, Rafael Rodriguez, 11, Jessica Rodriguez, 14, and CJ Kopecki, 14. Kopecki and Rafael Rodriguez are entered in six events and Colon and Jessica Rodriguez are entered in five.

The opening session of competition begin Tuesday at 1 p.m.

The zone championships feature top regional swimmers at the senior and age group levels who qualify for these meets within the four designated zones: southern, eastern, central and western.

Group One features Florida, Border, Georgia, Kentucky, Gulf, Louisiana, South Texas and West Texas. Group Two had Florida Gold Coast, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, South Carolina, Southeastern and West Virginia.

Each LSC is limited to 48 swimmers—8 females and 8 males in each age group (11-12, 13-14 and 15-18). It gives swimmers nearing the junior national level an opportunity to excel at the end of the long course season.

Each age group features eight swimmers.

A banner and fifty swim caps will be awarded the Charlene Craddock Sportsmanship Award to the team that exhibits the highest level of sportsmanship throughout the meet.

The meet ends August 3.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Carly Swanson Leads SOFLO On Final Day Of FGC Senior Championships

Carly Swanson Leads SOFLO On Final Day Of FGC Senior Championships


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

July 29, 2013

Carly Swanson of the South Florida Aquatic Club led her teammates on the final day of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Swanson, 15, was third in the “B” final of the 15-16 50-meter butterfly in a lifetime-best 31.65 and 11th overall to highlight action of the three-day meet.

Swanson’s previous best time was 34.06.

It was the first of two “B” finals for Swanson on Sunday.

Swanson was fifth in the “B” final of the 50-meter freestyle and 13th overall in 29.01.

During morning prelims, Swanson just missed qualifying for the “A” final by two places, qualifying tenth in 28.79. Both times lowered her previous best of 30.19.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter medley relay: 1. Miami Swimming 2:02.82, 17. SOFLO “A” 2:25.69 (Astrid Rigau, Kaitlin Armstrong, Jessica Cordero, Carly Swanson), 18. SOFLO “B” 2:27.06 (Genesis Pabon, Karina Medina, Lilli Calero, Leysha Caraballo).

100-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Beatrice Thompson, Empire 1:07.21; SOFLO: 32. Carly Swanson 1:17.76, 43. Jessica Cordero 1:24.07, 44. Andrea Iglesia 1:25.38, 46. Genesis Pabon 1:26.79, 47. Lisamarie Handal 1:32.28; Open, 1. Iwona Lefanowicz, FLA 1:06.17; SOFLO: 25. Kaitlin Armstrong 1:16.69.

50-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. Dorothy Morgan, Miami Swimming 29.27; SOFLO: 11. Carly Swanson 31.65, 47. Leysha Caraballo 34.91, 50. Lilli Calero 35.80, 51. Genesis Pabon 36.37, 53. Andrea Iglesia 37.12, 54. Jessica Cordero 37.23, 60. Melissa Gonzalez 38.17, 61. Karina Medina 38.72, 62. Lisamarie Handal 39.14, 64. Emely Nunez 47.16; Open,1. Hannah Veale, Pine Crest 28.17; SOFLO: 37. Kaitlin Armstrong 33.47, 54. Astrid Rigau 35.04.

100-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 1:14.55; SOFLO: 35. Lilli Calero 1:34.28, 37. Karina Medina 1:35.60, 39. Emely Nunez 1:40.28; Open, 1. Anna Valls, Miami Swimming 1:16.44; SOFLO: 35. Kaitlin Armstrong 1:30.27, 36. Astrid Rigau 1:32.27.

50-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Andrea Malarin, Peru 28.19; SOFLO: 13. Carly Swanson 29.01, 49. Leysha Caraballo 30.62, 60. Genesis Pabon 31.34, 72. Andrea Iglesia 32.63, 74. Melissa Gonzalez 32.68, 82. Lisamarie Handal 34.27, 84. Emely Nunez 38.06; Open, 1. Arlene Semeco, CSSC 26.50; SOFLO: 56. Kaitlin Armstrong 30.36, 75. Astrid Rigau 31.64.

200-meter individual medley: 15-16, 1. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 2:23.87; Open, 1. Mallory McKeon, Davie 2:25.55.

1500-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Nicole Urquidi, GRSC 17:55.63; 17-and-over, 1. Mallory McKeon, Davie 17:47.01.

400-meter medley relay: 1. East 4:30.13, 13. SOFLO “A” 5:22.58 (Jessica Cordero, Kaitlin Armstrong, Astrid Rigau, Carly Swanson).

BOYS

200-meter medley relay: 1. Westminster Academy 1:45.95, 17. SOFLO “A” 2:02.72 (Fernando Quintero, Edward Kon, Joseph Perez, Eduardo Graziano), 21. SOFLO “B” 2:14.57 (Simon Ortiz, Teddy Sandoval, Daniel Reyna, Adrian Marrero).

100-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Djan Madruga, Flying Fish 1:00.43; SOFLO: 19. Fernando Quintero 1:08.14, 38. Simon Ortiz 1:15.44, 41. Miguel Crespo 1:27.65; Open, 1. Brandon Goldman, CSSC 57.72; SOFLO: 45. Daniel Reyna 1:19.02.

50-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. Jhonny Perez, Unattached 26.67; SOFLO: 42. Eduardo Graziano 30.74, 45. Fernando Quintero 30.81, 46. Joseph Perez 30.85, 49. Teddy Sandoval 30.94, 57. Mathew Delvalle 33.20, 63. Simon Ortiz 34.70, 65. Adrian Marrero 36.17; Open, 1. Dylan Carter, Davie 24.77; SOFLO: 57. Edward Kon 29.70, 73. Daniel Reyna 32.89.

1500-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 1. Christian Marsden, Unattached 18:07.02; 15-16, 1. Jean Pierre Montegudo, Peru 16:28.60; 17-and-over, 1. Thomas Veale, Pine Crest 15:47.56.

100-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Andreas Rintel, Lake Lytal Lightning 1:09.44; SOFLO: 24. Joseph Perez 1:22.32, 29. Teddy Sandoval 1:26.13; Open, 1. Matheus Misquito, Flying Fish 1:04.96; SOFLO: 32. Edward Kon 1:14.95.

50-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Gabriel Perez, Davie 24.73; SOFLO: 36. Eduardo Graziano 26.86, 53. Fernando Quintero 27.71, 72. Teddy Sandoval 28.76, 76. Adrian Marrero 29.03, 86. Simon Ortiz 29.62, 95. Mathew Delvalle 31.84, 98. Miguel Crespo 34.36; Open, 1. Logan Lassley, Unattached 23.67; SOFLO: 118. Daniel Reyna 31.14.

200-meter individual medley: 15-16, 1. Boleck De Pawlikowski, Metro Aquatics 2:12.68; SOFLO: 24. Joseph Perez 2:34.92; Open, 1. Joey Pedraza, Davie 2:07.80.

400-meter medley relay: 1. Davie Nadadores 3:54.43, 17. SOFLO “A” 4:36.57 (Fernando Quintero, Edward Kon, Teddy Sandoval, Eduardo Graziano).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Sixteen-Year-Old Breaks World Record; SOFLO’s Atkinson Just Misses Finals On Day Two Of World Championships

Sixteen-Year-Old Breaks World Record; SOFLO’s Atkinson Just Misses Finals On Day Two Of World Championships


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

July 29, 2013

Lithuanian teenager Ruta Meilutyte may train in England, but is a national hero in Lithuania today.

The 16-year-old broke the world record in the 100-meter breaststroke semifinals Monday at the 15th FINA World Long Course Swimming Championships at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

The Plymouth, England-based Meilutye, the 2012 London Olympics champion, had the crowd on its feet for most of her race.

After just missing the world mark in prelims by 0.07 seconds, she came back to break Jessica Hardy’s world record in 1:04.30 to earn the top seed for Tuesday’s championship final.

It is the second fastest time in the history of the event.

“I’ll have a relaxing day and save all my energy for the final,” she said. “My biggest aim is accomplished now. I’ll give it my best shot in the final.”

Meilutyte, who is coached by Jon Rudd at Plymouth Leander while studying at Plymouth College, admitted the world record is more important than a gold medal.

“Well, it’s one of the steps, one of the dreams,” she told a press room full of media. “Obviously, a gold medal would be a cherry on top of the ice cream.”

In other big races, Brazilian Cesar Cielo, who underwent knee surgery months ago, defended his title in the 50-meter butterfly in 23.01.

Florida Gold Coast got its first medal at worlds when Brazil’s Felipe Lima of Davie Nadadores took a bronze in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke in 59.65.

Another FGC swimmer, three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson of the South Florida Aquatic Club, just missed making the women’s 100-meter breaststroke final, placing ninth in 1:07.63.

Other FGC swimmers, Nicholas Schwab of the Dominican Republic was 49th in the 200-meter freestyle prelims in 1:53.07. Sagemont alum and FSU freshman Jemal Le Grand of Davie Nadadores was 52nd in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:55.08.

The U.S. finished Day Two with a silver medal from Eugene Godsoe, making his long course worlds debut, in the 50-meter butterfly and Dana Vollmer, who has been sick the past few days, taking bronze in the 100-meter butterfly.

The U.S. team now has three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Day Three events are men’s 200-meter freestyle final, women’s 100-meter backstroke, men’s 50-meter breaststroke, women’s 1500-meter freestyle final, men’s 100-meter backstroke final, women’s 200-meter freestyle, men’s 200-meter butterfly, women’s 100-meter breaststroke final.

Today’s TV Schedule: Tuesday, July 30, 12-2:30 p.m. live, Universal Sports.

MONDAY RESULTS

MEN

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Christian Sprenger, Australia 58.79, 2. Cameron Van der Burgh, South Africa 58.97, 3. Felipe Lima, Brazil/Davie Nadadores 59.65.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Cesar Cielo, Brazil 23.01, 2. Eugene Godsoe, USA 23.05, 3. Fred Bousquet, France 23.11.

WOMEN

100-meter butterfly: 1. Sarah Sjostrom, Sweden 56.53, 2. Alicia Coutts, Australia 56.97, 3. Dana Vollmer, USA 57.24.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary 2:07.92, 2. Alicia Coutts, Australia 2:09.39, 3. Mireia Belmonte Garcia, Spain 2:09.45.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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