By Sharon Robb

September 21, 2014—The hard work by South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers is paying off.

The girls turned in thirty-four best times and the boys had eight best times at the SOFLO Sizzler Friday at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

The swimmers got the opportunity to show off their training and what they are learning against some of the Florida Gold Coast top teams Metro Aquatics, Gulliver and Boca Raton Swim Club.

SOFLO’s Fiorella Di Salvo and Farouk Musa swept all four sprint events.

Di Salvo won the 25-yard butterfly (21.88), 25-yard backstroke (24.16), 25-yard breaststroke (23.75) and 25-yard freestyle (17.68), all in best times.

Musa also won all four events with three best times. Musa won the 25-yard butterfly in 21.06. He posted best times in the 25-yard backstroke (22.07), 25-yard breaststroke (24.56) and 25-yard freestyle (18.83).

SOFLO’s Erika Pelaez won three events in the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in 16.92, 25-yard backstroke in a best time 16.39 and 25-yard breaststroke in 19.20, also a best time.

Kaitlyn Barrios of SOFLO won the 7-8 25-yard freestyle in a best time 17.47.

SOFLO girls also won the 100-yard freestyle relay in 1:04.51 with Valerie Vank, Fiorella Di Salvo, Kaitlyn Barrios and Erika Pelaez.

SOFLO’s Colin Kim won the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in 22.36.

GIRLS RESULTS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 21.88, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 16.92; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 19.93, best time, 3. Luna Delgado 20.32, best time, 4. Kerry Cunningham 20.45, best time, 9. Mariann Catalasan 22.47, best time, 10. Leah Pando 22.93, best time, 11. Judith-Alison Natino 23.07, equaled best time, 16. Mya Wolf 25.00, 17. Maria Legaspi 26.16, best time, 19. Antonia Ortiz 27.56.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 24.16, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 16.39, best time; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank 17.25, best time, 3. Luna Delgado 21.34, best time, 5. Kaitlyn Barrios 21.89, best time, 6. Kerry Cunningham 21.94, best time, 8. Mariann Catalasan 22.32, best time, 10. Leah Pando 24.09, best time, 14. Judith-Alison Natino 24.99, 17. Maria Legaspi 25.64, best time, 20. Mya Wolf 26.32, 21. Antonia Ortiz 27.25, best time.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 23.75, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 19.20, best time; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank 19.72, best time, 3. Leah Pando 23.65, best time, 4. Kaitlyn Barrios 24.24, 5. Judith-Alison Natino 24.75, best time, 7. Mariann Catalasan 25.06, best time, 9. Kerry Cunningham 25.41, best time, 11. Luna Delgado 26.16, 13. Maria Legaspi 27.13, best time, 21. Antonia Ortiz 32.08, 22. Mya Wolf 33.77.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 17.68, best time; 7-8, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 17.47, best time; SOFLO: 4. Luna Delgado 18.67, best time, 5. Leah Pando 19.62, best time, 7. Kerry Cunningham 20.01, best time, 8. Judith-Alison Natino 20.21, best time, 12. Mariann Catalasan 21.06, 18. Maria Legaspi 23.03, best time, 20. Antonia Ortiz 23.56, best time, 23. Mya Wolf 25.91.

100-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. SOFLO “A” 1:04.51 (Valerie Vank, Fiorella Di Salvo, Kaitlyn Barrios, Erika Pelaez), 2. SOFLO “B” 1:15.31 (Mariann Catalasan, Judith-Alison Natino, Leah Pando, Luna Delgado).

BOYS RESULTS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, SOFLO 21.06; 7-8, 1. Julian Lezcano, Metro Aquatics 19.50; SOFLO: 3. Luca Hincapie 21.19, 4. Clint Kim 22.45, 6. Alessandro Pereira 23.23, 7. Luciano Del Carpio 23.25, best time, 10. Colin Kim 25.01, 13. Owen Sines 27.92, 17. Benjamin Kim 29.50.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, SOFLO 22.07, best time; 7-8, 1. Colin Kim, SOFLO 22.36; SOFLO: 2. Alessandro Pereira 22.59, 3. Clint Kim 23.31, 4. Luca Hincapie 24.60, 8. Jacob Navarro 25.79, 13. Owen Sines 26.90, 16. Benjamin Kim 28.75, 18. Luciano Del Carpio 30.19.

25-yard breaststroke:

1. Farouk Musa, SOFLO 24.56, best time; 7-8, 1. Julian Lezcano, Metro Aquatics 23.32; SOFLO: 2. Owen Sines 24.45, best time, 3. Alessandro Pereira 24.49, 4. Clint Kim 24.67, 9. Luca Hincapie 28.47, 10. Luciano Del Carpio 29.02, best time, 13. Colin Kim 30.92, 20. Benjamin Kim 34.77.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, SOFLO 18.83, best time; 7-8, 1. Julian Lezcano, Metro Aquatics 16.79; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 18.90, 6. Luciano Del Carpio 19.89, best time, 7. Luca Hincapie 19.97, 8. Owen Sines 20.14, best time, 11. Clint Kim 20.77, 12. Colin Kim 21.82, 18. Benjamin Kim 25.77.

100-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:10.00, 2. SOFLO “A” 1:14.82 (Farouk Musa, Luciano Del Carpio, Owen Sines, Jacob Navarro).

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

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