SOFLO Swimmers Headed To Sunrise For Friday Sizzler

SOFLO Swimmers Headed To Sunrise For Friday Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

May 7, 2014

South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at the 8-and-Under Sunrise Sizzler Friday at the Sunrise Civic Center pool.

Seventeen boys and girls will compete in all four stroke races and relay. The meet begins 5:30 p.m.

Luciano Del Carpio, 8, and Jong Woo Lee, 8, will be making their sizzler debut. Both will be looking for seed times in the boys’ 7-8 25-yard butterfly, 25-yard backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard freestyle.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are Hailey Soyoung Ahn, 7; Kaitlyn Barrios, 8; Mariann Operana Catalasan, 8; Luna Delgado, 8; Fiorella Di Salvo, 6; Jeremi Johnson, 8; Maria Gloria Legaspi, 8; Farouk Musa, 6; Judith-Alison Natino, 8; Antonia Ortiz, 6; Leah Danielle Pando, 8; Erika Pelaez, 7; Daniel Antonio Ranaudo, 8; David Andres Ranaudo, 6; and Valerie Vank, 8.

Several SOFLO swimmers are coming off last month’s Sunrise Sizzler. Pelaez and Musa, making his debut, were four-for-four in their individual events.

The Sizzler events are both educational and fun. It gives swimmers and coaches an opportunity to gauge their progress in workouts and correct stroke technique. It’s also a great chance to socialize and meet other swimmers from around the Florida Gold Coast.

IF YOU GO

What: 8-and-Under Sunrise Sizzler

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

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park, Sunrise.

Admission: $2, heat sheet $2. For information call 954-747-4635.

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

SOFLO’s Diaz-Velasco, Kopecki, Monti Win At All Florida Senior Circuit Meet

SOFLO’s Diaz-Velasco, Kopecki, Monti Win At All Florida Senior Circuit Meet


By Sharon Robb

May 3, 2014

South Florida Aquatic Club picked up four wins Saturday in the All Florida Senior Circuit Meet at Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center.

The senior meet was featured during the three-day Blue Wave Classic hosted by Blue Wave Swimming that began on Friday.

SOFLO’s 24-swimmer contingent was the only Florida Gold Coast team competing.

SOFLO swimmers, in the midst of heavy long course training, made a good showing against some of state’s central and northern swimmers. All events were timed finals and open.

Esteban Diaz-Velasco, 15, was the team’s only double winner, sweeping the backstroke events.

Diaz-Velasco won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.85 in the meet’s opening session. He came back in the second session to win the 200-meter backstroke in 2:19.38.

CJ Kopecki, 14, won the 400-meter freestyle in 4:35.26.

SOFLO swept the top three places in the 800-meter freestyle. In an exciting race, Alex Monti, 16, won a close race in 9:43.34 against Ricardo Roche, 14, in 9:43.87. Kopecki was third in 10:28.39.

Kelley Heron, 14, was SOFLO girls top finisher placing second in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:32.67.

SATURDAY RESULTS

SESSION ONE

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:

1.Maddie Hess, Blue Wave 2:29.07; SOFLO: 4. Kelley Heron 2:38.57, 6. Jessica Rodriguez 2:39.52.

50-meter freestyle:

1.Katie Schorr, STAR 27.82; SOFLO: 23. Carly Swanson 31.52, 28. Alexandra Crespo 34.47.

200-meter butterfly:

1.Kayla Tennant, T2 Aquatics 2:35.80.

100-meter backstroke:

1.Ashley Boddiford, Blue Dolphins 1:12.06; SOFLO: 4. Kelley Heron 1:14.34, 22. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:21.89, 28. Carly Swanson 1:26.33.

200-meter breaststroke:

1.Dee Sopapong, Tampa Bay 2:48.75; SOFLO: 4. Jessica Rodriguez 2:55.90, 12. Jennifer Rodriguez 3:13.99, 16. Alexandra Crespo 3:31.26.

400-meter freestyle:

1.Madison Faherty, Blue Dolphins 4:47.37; SOFLO: 6. Jennifer Rodriguez 5:25.72.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:

1.Rip Lyster, T2 Aquatics 2:20.51; SOFLO: 6. Juan Lucas 2:26.77, 10. Ervin Marin 2:29.18, 18. Alex Monti 2:36.72.

50-meter freestyle:

1.Jason Coombs, Blue Dolphins 24.55; SOFLO: 6. Ryan Capote 27.04, 7. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 27.06, 8. Xavier Brown 27.18, 12. Alfredo Mesa 27.80, 16. tie, Matthew Menocal 28.28, 16. Jordan Colon 28.28, 18. Cristian Rossi 29.03.

200-meter butterfly:

1.Thaxter Hensley, Blue Dolphins 2:12.39; SOFLO: 3. CJ Kopecki 2:16.08, 9. Ervin Marin 2:34.65.

100-meter backstroke:

1.Esteban Diaz-Velasco, SOFLO 1:05.85; SOFLO: 3. Juan Lucas 1:08.11, 7. Kevin Porto 1:10.17, 15. Ryan Capote 1:14.18, 18. Alfredo mesa 1:16.02.

200-meter breaststroke:

1.Jason Coombs, Blue Dolphins 2:36.25.

400-meter freestyle:

1.CJ Kopecki, SOFLO 4:35.26; SOFLO: 4. Kevin Porto 4:39.54, 6. Ricardo Roche 4;41.96, 8. Jordan Colon 4:44.64, 9. Alex Monti 4:45.14, 10. Matthew Menocal 4:45.46.

SESSION TWO

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:

1.Lexi Delisle, STAR 2:20.86; SOFLO: 10. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:33.87.

100-meter breaststroke:

1.Ally Donahue, GTSA 1:20.55; SOFLO: 20. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:36.00, 21. Alexandra Crespo 1:40.99.

200-meter backstroke:

1.Ashley Boddiford, Blue Dolphins 2:30.62; SOFLO: 2. Kelley Heron 2:32.67, 3. Jessica Rodriguez 2:43.96, 11. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:55.30,

100-meter butterfly:

1.Katie Schorr, STAR 1:10.63.

100-meter freestyle:

1.Kelsey Hahn, Blue Dolphins 1:02.57.

400-meter individual medley:

1.Karen Liu, T2 Aquatics 5:16.96; SOFLO: 4. Kelley Heron 5:44.85, 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 6:19.68.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:

1.Noah Hensley, Blue Dolphins 2:07.43; SOFLO: 5. Juan Lucas 2:12.77, 11. Matthew Menocal 2:17.27.

100-meter breaststroke:

1.Jason Coombs, Blue Dolphins 1:09.48; SOFLO: 6. Ervin Marin 1:20.15, 15. Alex Monti 1:28.56.

200-meter backstroke:

1.Esteban Diaz-Velasco, SOFLO 2:19.38; SOFLO: 2. Juan Lucas 2:26.27, 4. Kevin Porto 2:33.62, 7. Ricardo Roche 2:37.57, 8. Ryan Capote 2:39.15.

100-meter butterfly:

1.Thaxter Hensley, Blue Dolphins 1:00.10; SOFLO: 4. CJ Kopecki 1:04.17, 8. Alfredo Mesa 1:06.68, 11. Xavier Brown 1:07.92, 12. Jordan Colon 1:09.47, 16. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 1:14.61.

100-meter freestyle:

1.Jason Coombs, Blue Dolphins 55.33; SOFLO: 6. Ryan Capote 1:00.62, 10. Jordan Colon 1:02.01, 14. Cristian Rossi 1:04.67, 16. Alfredo Mesa 1:06.30, 17. Xavier Brown 1:08.31.

400-meter individual medley:

1.Wyatt Matschner, Blue Dolphins 5:12.50; SOFLO: 3. Ervin Marin 5:18.62,

800-meter freestyle:

1.Alex Monti, SOFLO 9:43.34, 2. Ricardo Roche 9:43.87, 3. CJ Kopecki 10:28.39.

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

SOFLO Competes At All Florida Senior Circuit Saturday At Blue Wave Classic Meet

SOFLO Competes At All Florida Senior Circuit Saturday At Blue Wave Classic Meet


By Sharon Robb

May 2, 2014

South Florida Aquatic Club will compete Saturday in the All Florida Senior Circuit Meet at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center.

The senior meet will be featured during the three-day Blue Wave Classic hosted by Blue Wave Swimming that begins on Friday.

SOFLO’s 24-swimmer contingent is the only Florida Gold Coast team competing.

SOFLO has several top-seeded swimmers.

SOFLO’s Xavier Brown, 19, is seeded first in the 50-meter freestyle in 23.04. Julien Pinon, 15, is seeded second in 24.34.

Maria Lopez, 18, is seeded first in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:20.00 and 100-meter butterfly in 1:03.90.

Jessica Rodriguez, 15, is top-seed in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:37.84.

Juan Lucas, 15, is seeded first in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:12.27.

Olivia Katcher, 18, is seeded first in the 100-meter freestyle in 58.80 and third in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:25.19.

CJ Kopecki is seeded first in the 800-meter freestyle in 8:49.23 followed by teammates Alex Monti, 16, in 9:19.47 and Ricardo Roche, 14, in 9:32.19.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are: Ryan Capote, 16; Jordan Colon, 16; Alexandra Crespo, 13; Esteban Diaz-Velasco, 15; Kelley Heron, 14; Ervin Marin, 14; Matthew Menocal, 15; Alfredo Mesa, 15; Stephanie Mlujeak, 15; Andrea Pereira, 13; Kevin Porto, 14; Jennifer Rodriguez, 13; Cristian Rossi, 15; Jonathan Strod, 15; and Carly Swanson, 16.

All events are timed finals and open.

Saturday’s opening session at 9 a.m. features six long course events: 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle, 200 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 freestyle.

Saturday’s afternoon session at 4 p.m. has seven long course events: 800 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle and 400 individual medley.

Swimmers from the Florida Gold Coast, Florida Swimming and Southeastern Swimming will compete.

IF YOU GO:

What: All Florida Senior Circuit Meet

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. Session 1, 4:30 p.m. Session 2.

Where: Hosted by Blue Wave Swimming at Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon.

For information: Call 813-689-0908 or go to http://www.bluewaveswimming.com.

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