By Sharon Robb
December 4, 2014—It will be a busy three days for South Florida Aquatic Club when it hosts two swim meets at Academic Village Pool.
On Friday, the SOFLO 8&Under Holiday Classic will be held at 4:30 p.m.
The Florida Gold Coast-sanctioned meet is a fun meet for young swimmers. There will be two age groups for competition, 6-and-under and 7-8 year-olds.
Ribbons will be awarded to individual top eight finishers and relay top three finishers. There will also be individual high point trophies for boys and girls 6-and-under and 7-8.
The 6-and-under events will be 25-yard freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke and 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.
For the 7-8 year-old swimmers events are 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard individual medley, 50-yard freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke and 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle.
SOFLO will have 15 swimmers—11 girls and 4 boys–competing in 68 individual events and two relays.
They are Kaitlyn Barrios, 8; Mariann Operana Catalasan, 8; Celeste Mia Cuevas, 8; Kerry Ann Cunningham, 8; Luna Delgado, 8; Fiorella Di Salvo, 7; Benjamin Kim, 7; Maria Gloria Legaspi, 8; Armando Rafael Morillo, 8; Farouk Musa, 7; Jacob Jeremiah Navarro, 8; Antonia Ortiz, 7; Leah Danielle Pando, 8; Erika Pelaez, 8; and Giada Isabella Porven, 6.
On Saturday and Sunday, SOFLO will host the Florida Gold Coast Sprint Championships for 12-and-under and 13-and-over swimmers.
There are two sessions each day. The 12-and-under swimmers will compete at 8:30 a.m. and 13-and-over swimmers race at 1:30 p.m.
SOFLO has the largest contingent with 111 swimmers—56 boys and 55 girls, headed by Melissa Marinheiro, Vanessa Mesa, Julien Pinon and Rafael Rodriguez.
IF YOU GO
What: SOFLO 8 & Under Holiday Classic
When: Friday, warm-up 4 p.m., meet starts 4:30 p.m.
Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.
Admission: $2, heat sheets $2. For information call 954-538-3721.
IF YOU GO
What: SOFLO Florida Gold Coast Sprint Championships
When: Saturday-Sunday, 12-and-under 8:30 a.m., 13-and-over, 1:30 p.m. each day.
Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
Admission: $3 per session, heat sheets $3. For information call 954-538-3721.
Sharon Robb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org