Written by Sharon Robb

October 3, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are ready to sizzle at Friday’s 8-and-Under October Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center.

Swimmers and coaches are looking forward to gauging their training at Academic Village Pool and excited to see how it translates in racing.

SOFLO swimmers have done well in past sizzlers and are hoping their success continues against other Florida Gold Coast teams including Plantation Swim Team, Pine Crest Swimming and Florida Keys.

Swimmers will compete in 6-and-under and 7-8 age groups in 25-yard races in the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle events in addition to an 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

Zackary Harris, 8, Erika Pelaez, 7, and Elizabeth Chevaldova, 8, head the SOFLO contingent as top seeds in their events.

Harris is seeded first in the 25-yard butterfly (16.60), first in the 25-yard backstroke (18.35) and second in the 25-yard freestyle (15.42).

Pelaez is seeded first in the 25-yard butterfly (16.72) and first in the 25-yard backstroke (18.37), second in the 25-yard freestyle (15.96) and fourth in the 25-yard breaststroke (23.21).

Chevaldova is seeded first in the 25-yard breaststroke (20.26), first in the 25-yard freestyle (15.53), second in the 25-yard butterfly (17.76) and second in the 25-yard backstroke (18.66).

Other SOFLO swimmers in the meet are: Sabrina Osorio, 8, Sofia Osorio, 8, Lara Chevaldova, 7, Vivian Chevaldova, 7, Mariann Catalasan, 7, Judith-Alison Natino, 8, Kaitlyn Barrios, 7, Zaara Lacewalla, 8, Natalie Rosario, 8, Isabella Muralles, 7, Randy Smith, 8, Alejandro Mateus, 8, Christian Porta, 7, Sebastian Gonzalez, 8, Jacob Oram, 8, Nicholas Veeser, 8, and Antonia Ortiz, 6 and Noah Hew, 8.

SOFLO also has four girls and boys 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay teams competing.


What: 8-and-Under October Sizzler

When: Friday, warm-up 5 p.m., meet 5:30 p.m.

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise

Admission: $2, heat sheets $2. For questions call 954-747-4635.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com