BCAA Swimming And Diving Meet Begins Championship Season For SOFLO Swimmers On Saturday

BCAA Swimming And Diving Meet Begins Championship Season For SOFLO Swimmers


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

October 16, 2013

The Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Conference Championships will give swimmers and coaches a sneak preview of what’s to come in the remaining four weeks of the season.

For South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers, it’s a chance to not only gauge the competition but also their training.

The club swimmers represent several high schools including Pembroke Pines Charter, Cypress Bay, Cooper City, Western, West Broward and Flanagan.

Only BCAA-member schools are allowed to compete.

St. Thomas Aquinas is defending boys and girls champion. Last year the boys won with 469 points ahead of Nova (293) and Cypress Bay (208).

The girls team won with with 391 points finishing ahead of surprise runner-up Cypress Bay (214) and Cardinal Gibbons (207).

This year several SOFLO swimmers have an opportunity to leave their mark at the BCAA meet.

Melissa Marinheiro of West Broward is seeded third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.00) and seeded third in the 500-yard freestyle (5:21.00).

Haley Wright of Cypress Bay is seeded fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.39) and second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:17.25).

Juan Lucas of Pembroke Pines Charter is seeded third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.32) and Gustavo Valery of Flanagan is seeded fifth (1:52.57).

Star Fassler of Cooper City is seeded fourth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:18.92) and second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.09).

Natasha Testa of Cooper City is seeded third in the 100-yard butterfly (59.23) and Amber Hunter of West Broward is seeded fourth (59.80).

Lilli Calero of Pembroke Pines Charter is seeded fifth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:29.12).

Alex Monti of West Broward is seeded fifth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.00).

Amber Hunter of West Broward is seeded third in the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.00).

Juan Lucas of Pembroke Pines Charter is seeded fifth in the 100-yard backstroke (57.12).

Bowie Suen of Cypress Bay is seeded fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.21).

2012 BCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.St. Thomas Aquinas 391, 2. Cypress Bay 214, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 207, 4. West Broward 199, 5. South Plantation 188, 6. Fort Lauderdale 176, 7. Nova 175, 8. Douglas 159, 9. Pembroke Pines Charter 119, 10. Pompano Beach 113.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Alexa Elkins, WES 258.00, 2. Gabriel Comunale, STA 239.95, 3. Emily Ramos, DOUG 232.05.

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:53.70, 2. Cardinal Gibbons 1:54.74, 3. West Broward 1:57.35.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Emma Lincoln, CB 1:52.96, 2. Daniela Veloza, NOVA 1:55.29, 3. Marcella Marinheiro, WB 1:56.10, CSSC: 4. Lydia Musleh, CG 1:57.85, 9. Anne Kuczynski, DOUG 1:58.01.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Mia Fiorenzi, STA 2:10.18, 2. Skye Downey, SP 2:19.95, 3. Chloe Gerena, STA 2:20.30; CSSC: 9. Emily Jurich, DOUG 2:23.02, 23. Nathalie Perez, MON 2:51.47, 35. Nicole Cacurak, DB 3:02.68.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Osianna McReed, NE 25.00, 2. Zoie Balthazar, SP 25.19, 3. Sophia Oliva, STA 25.30; CSSC: 5. Kristina Brennan, STA 25.55, 8. Veronica Postolski, CB 25.94, 11. Jenna Deal, DOUG 26.17, 13. Kennedy Sanes, CG 27.15, 22. Kelly Kealty, TAR 28.14, 43. Sarah Ojalvo, DOUG 30.08.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Mia Fiorenzi, STA 57.86, 2. Amber Hunter, WB 1:00.78, 3. Jenny Zislin, CG 1:02.39; CSSC: 8. Jenna Deal, DOUG 1:05.35.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Emma Lincoln, CB 52.23, 2. Zoie Balthazar, SP 54.66, 3. Anne Kuczynski, DOUG 54.81; CSSC: 6. Kristina Brennan, STA 55.59, 19. Sarah Araujo, DOUG 1:01.92.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Melissa Marinheiro, WB 4:58.07, meet record; 2. Daniela Veloza, NOVA 5:05.22, 3. Kylie Herman, CB 5:22.18; CSSC: 10. Catalina Gonella, MON 5:48.73, 14. Danielle Ginzburg, CG 6:05.96, 41. Samantha Cacurak, DB 8:50.71.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:41.50, 2. Nova 1:45.35, 3. Cypress Bay 1:45.39.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Marcella Marinheiro, WB 59.54, 2. Sammy Stinemire, STA 1:01.52, 3. Meagan Abad, SP 1:01.96; CSSC: 9. Veronica Postolski, CB 1:05.78, 13. Adrianna Cuevas, DOUG 1:08.11, 15. Bar Bogoslavsky, DOUG 1:10.56, 20. Danielle Ginzburg, CG 1:14.78, 21. Sarah Araujo, DOUG 1:14.93.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Lydia Musleh, CG 1:08.99, 2. Kelly Kealty, TAR 1:09.26, 3. Fatimah Westbrook, NE 1:09.43; CSSC: 5. Emily Jurich, DOUG 1:10.21, 21. Nicole Cacurak, DB 1:25.57.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:38.50, 2. West Broward 3:40.51, 3. Cypress Bay 3:48.61.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.St. Thomas Aquinas 469, 2. Nova 293, 3. Cypress Bay 208, 4. Tie, Taravella, Fort Lauderdale 141, 6. Cardinal Gibbons 138, 7. South Plantation 135, 8. Pembroke Pines Charter 133, 9. West Broward 116, 10. Douglas 101.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Jack Harrington, STA 241.95, 2. Kenneth McIntyre, FLAN 179.75, 3. Corey Balko, WB 176.30.

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:40.21, 2. Nova 1:42.81, 3. Taravella 1:43.87.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Lance Rutkin, FTL 1:43.47, 2. Francisco Parra, CB 1:44.04, 3. Kyle Desrosiers, STA 1:49.19, CSSC: 6. Austin Pillado, CG 1:52.37, 7. David Stoddard, DOUG 1:53.95.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Brandon Goldman, STA 1:54.81, 2. Katana Sato, SP 2:01.18, 3. Gabriel Perez Silva, STA 2:04.83; CSSC: 26. Charles Santamaria, TAR 2:37.35, 29. Jonathan Argov, TAR 2:39.91.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Alex Lilley, STA 21.97, 2. Raphael Marcoux, FTL 22.42, 3. Sean Chen, SP 22.50.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Keegan Boisson-Yates, TAR 52.07, 2. Alex Lilley, STA 52.37, 3. Jacob Walters, WB 53.31; CSSC: 15. Joshua Cutter, DOUG 1:00.37, 23. Jonathan Argov, TAR 1:02.96, 33. Charles Santamaria, TAR 1:08.23, 35. Timur Krijestorac, DB 1:09.29.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Francisco Parra, CB 47.95, 2. Keegan Boisson-Yates, TAR 48.49, 3. Ivan Parada, PPC 49.67; CSSC: 11. David Stoddard, DOUG 51.85, 15. Joshua Cutter, DOUG 53.29, 24. August Charni, CG 54.24, 29. Justin Torres, TAR 54.80.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Lance Rutkin, FTL 4:40.74, 2. Esteban Velasquez, STA 4:52.51, 3. Kyle Desrosiers, STA 4:58.45; CSSC: 6. Austin Pillado, CG 5:05.05.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:30.81, 2. Taravella 1:33.35, 3. Cypress Bay 1:33.65.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Brandon Goldman, STA 52.03, meet record; 2. Chad Moody, CG 55.14, 3. Esteban Velasquez, STA 57.58; CSSC: 11. August Charni, CG 59.79, 31. Timur Krijestorac, DB 1:14.42.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Alex Evdokimov, TAR 58.71, meet record; 2. Matthew Yakymiw, CG 1:04.41, 3. Ryan O’Hara, NOVA 1:04.51; CSSC: 12. Justin Torres, TAR 1:09.60, 33. Charles Schwab, DOUG 1:18.18.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:21.03, 2. Nova 3:22.57, 3. Cypress Bay 3:24.26.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Conference Championships

WHEN: Saturday

WHERE: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street

SCHEDULE: Prelims 9 a.m.-12:25 p.m., finals 5-7 p.m. Warm-up 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

CO-HOSTS: St. Thomas Aquinas, Cardinal Gibbons

ADMISSION: $7, children under 12 free, $3 heat sheets per session. Free parking. For information call 954-452-2526.

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

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Resumes FINA World Cup Series Thursday In Dubai

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Resumes FINA World Cup Series Thursday In Dubai


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

October 12, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Alia Atkinson will play the favorite’s role on the fourth leg of the FINA World Cup Series in Dubai.

Atkinson, 24, a three-time Olympian for Jamaica, is among a world-class field and favorite to medal in all four events she is competing in over two days.

The meet begins Thursday and ends on Friday.

An added incentive her longtime coach, SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson, has joined her in Dubai and is on the pool deck. The duo went through warm-ups in the gorgeous indoor facility on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Atkinson will compete in the 50-meter backstroke (28.70), seeded third in the second of three heats. She will also swim the 100-meter breaststroke. She is top seed (1:03.41) in the third of three heats and is the fastest swimmer in the field of 24 swimmers.

On Friday, Atkinson will swim the 50-meter breaststroke. She is seeded first in the third of three heats and with a seed time of 29.21 is the fastest swimmer in the field of 30 swimmers. She will also swim the 100-meter individual medley. She is seeded third (58.97) in the fifth of five heats.

Sixteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte, after breaking a world record this past weekend in Moscow, is not competing in Dubai.

It is the third time Dubai has hosted a leg of the World Cup. More than 200 swimmers from 41 countries are entered.

“After being here just a matter of weeks ago for the very successful FINA World Junior Championships, we are delighted to be back in Dubai again so soon,” said Soren Korbo, secretary of the FINA Technical Swimming Committee.

“We always enjoy coming here and it is wonderful to see the rapid growth in swimming in Dubai. It’s important to FINA that we continue to promote the development of swimming around the world.”

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu heads the women’s field but admitted she doesn’t expect to break any world records since the series breakneck pace and her penchant for swimming multi-events are beginning to catch up with her.

In Moscow this past weekend, Atkinson carted off one silver medal and two bronze medals.

On Sunday, she was second in the 50-meter breaststroke in 29.21. She also took her second bronze medal in the 100-meter individual medley in 59.12. On the first day of the meet, she was third in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.64. Atkinson also finished fourth in the 50-meter backstroke in 27.76.

“She will swim faster,” Anderson said.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com