By Sharon Robb

June 4, 2015—-Erika Pelaez of South Florida Aquatic Club is among three SOFLO top seeds entered in Friday’s Florida Gold Coast Broward Sizzler hosted by Azura in Tamarac.

Pelaez, 8, is seeded first in the 25-meter butterfly, 25-meter backstroke, 25-meter breaststroke and 25-meter freestyle.

Other top seeds are:

Joseph-Blake Natino, 6, 25-meter butterfly, 25-meter breaststroke and 25-meter freestyle.

Jake Roman, 7, 25-meter backstroke.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are: Matthew Escudero, 8; Benjamin Kim, 7; Armando Rafael Morillo, 8; Abigail Pangilinan Natino, 8; Giada Porven, 7; Owen Smith, 8; and Sarah Vasquez, 7.

The events are divided into two age groups, 6-and-under and 7-8.

The boys and girls races are 25-meter butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. There is also an 8-and-under 100-meter freestyle relay.

Swimmers are allowed to enter in all four individual events and relay.


What: Azura 8&Under June Sizzler

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

Where: Caporella Aquatic Center, 9300 NW 58th Street, Tamarac

Admission: $2, heat sheets $2. For more information call 954-696-8457 or email

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