SOFLO Swimmers Headed For Day Of Swimming And Fun

SOFLO Swimmers Headed For Day Of Swimming And Fun


By Sharon Robb

April 3, 2014

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are hitting the road this weekend for a fun senior travel meet at Indian River State College.

The day-long meet in Fort Pierce will give swimmers a chance to watch the Florida Gold Coast-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet and also compete in the afternoon All Florida Senior Circuit Swim Meet.

SOFLO will compete on the first of the two-day meet, a 25-yard timed final session that begins at noon.

SOFLO has 11 female and 9 male swimmers entered in 39 individual events.

The boys competing are Ryan Capote, 16; Jordan Colon, 16; Nelson Alejandro Diaz, 17; Juan Lucas, 15; Alex Monti, 15; Marc Rojas, 20; Cristian Rossi, 15; Jonathan Strod 15; and Gustavo Valery, 16.

The girls are Katherine DeBarros, 13; Star Fassler, 15; Kylie Herman, 16; Olivia Katcher, 18; Maria Lopez, 18; Melissa Marinheiro, 16; Stephanie Mlujeak, 15; Abolade Oyetunji, 14; Astrid Rigau, 17; Jennifer Rodriguez, 13; and Jessica Rodriguez, 15.

After the meet SOFLO will have lunch and hit the beach for some fun activities before returning to watch the All-Star meet finals before heading home.

SOFLO All-Star Swimmers

South Florida Aquatic Club had seven swimmers named to the Florida Gold Coast Open Water All-Star team.

Those selected are Anita Huang, Vanessa Mesa, Leonardo Mateus, Rafael Rodriguez, Gabriel Segui, C.J. Kopecki and Kevin Porto.

The seven swimmers will represent the Florida Gold Coast against Florida Swimming.

The full Florida Gold Coast open water all-star roster is:

Girls 11-12: Rachel Contich, Anita Huang, Vanessa Mesa, Julianna Talamo.

Girls 13-14: Marissa Brannan, Ashley Crouse, Alexis Hicks, Alicia Mancilla, Nicole Regueira.

Girls 15-18: Samantha Breistol, Sophia Oliva, Caroline Schirmer, Rose Smiddy, Aly Pacitti.

Boys 11-12: Leonardo Mateus, Rene Peralta, Rafael Rodriguez.

Boys 13-14: C.J. Kopecki, Kevin Porto, Fernando Rodriguez, Karen Shover, Nicholas Pacitti.

Boys 15-18: Alexander Arrieta, David Stoddard, Miguel Basalo, Mitchell Posk, Cameron Anderson.

Sharon Robb can be reached at

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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