SOFLO’s Claire Donahue Ties For Gold In FINA World Cup Series Opener


By Sharon Robb

August 10, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club’s Claire Donahue bounced back from a disappointing XVI FINA World Championships to tie for a gold medal Tuesday in the FINA World Cup Series opener in Moscow.

The U.S. Olympic gold medalist tied Aussie Madeline Groves in the 100-meter butterfly in 58.08, 19th fastest time in the world this year. Donahue was leading with 10 meters to go but Groves put in a late surge and Donahue held on to tie. Each pocketed $1,250 in prize money.

SOFLO’s Carolina Colorado of Colombia finished out of the medal table finishing eighth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:17.64.

SOFLO teammate Jorge Murillo, also of Colombia, was 12th in the 50-meter breaststroke in 28.22.

Swimmers are competing for $1,500 for first, $1,000 for second and $500 for third in addition to a $10,000 bonus check for a world record performance. A prize purse of $92,000 is being offered at each FINA stop.

Second-day action in Moscow continues on Wednesday before moving to Paris-Chartres this weekend to conclude the first cluster.

TUESDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

200-meter freestyle: 1. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary 1:56.83, 2. Bronte Barratt, Australia 1:57.15, 3. Melanie Margalis, USA 1:58.30; FLORIDA: 19. Nguyen Vien, Vietnam 2:02.45

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Katie Meili, USA 1:06.68, 2. Breeja Larson, USA 1:07.19, 3. Vitalina Simonova, Russia 1:07.51.

100-meter butterfly: 1. tie, Claire Donahue, USA/SOFLO and Madeline Groves, Australia 58.08, 3. Natalia Lovtcova, Russia 58.42.

50-meter backstroke: 1. Emily Seebohm, Australia 27.90, 2. Mie Oe Nielsen, Denmark 28.05, 3. Daria Ustinova, Russia 28.52.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary 2:10.68, 2. Zsuzsanna Jakobos, Hungary 2:12.15, 3. Nguyen Vien, Vietnam/St. Augustine 2:12.33.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Jeanette Ottesen, Denmark 24.62, 2. Dar’Ya Stepanyuk, Ukraine 25.10, 3. Natalia Lovtcova, Russia 25.17.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Daria Ustinova, Russia 2:08.21, 2. Emily Seebohm, Australia 2:09.61, 3. Daryna Zevina, Ukraine 2:11.78; FLORIDA: 8. Caroline Colorado, Colombia/SOFLO 2:17.64.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Yuhan Zhang, China 8:30.60, 2. Diletta Carli, Italy 8:32.12, 3. Martina Caramignoli, Italy 8:37.03.

MEN

100-meter freestyle: 1. Chad Le Clos, South Africa 48.16, 2. Nikita Lobintsev, Russia 48.58, 3. Jeremy Stravius, Russia 48.93.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Cameron Van Der Burgh, South Africa 26.96, 2. Peter Stevens, Slovakia 27.46, 3. Brendan McHugh, USA 27.71; FLORIDA: 12. Jorge Murillo, Colombia 28.22

100-meter backstroke: 1. Camille Lacourt, France 53.44, 2. Grigory Tarasevich, Russia 54.01, 3. Zheng Wen Quah, Singapore 54.03; FLORIDA: 7. Pavel Sankovich, Belarus/FSU 55.57.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Viktor Bromer, Denmark 1:55.03, 2. Aleksandr Kudashev, Russia 1:57.09, 3. Chase Kalisz, USA 1:57.66.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Myles Brown, South Africa 3:48.52, 2. Jordan Pothain, France 3:49.66, 3. Damien Joly, France 3:50.55.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Marco Koch, Germany 2:08.77, 2. Cody Miller, USA 2:09.08, 3. Nic Fink, USA 2:09.51.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Andrii Govoroz, Ukraine 23.30, 2. Tim Phillips, USA 23.55, 3. Evgeny Sedov, Club 20 23.59.

400-meter individual medley: 1. David Verraszto, Hungary 4:14.89, 2. Federico Turrini, Italy 4:15.10, 3. Alexander Osipenko, Russia 4:16.98.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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South Florida Aquatic Club Swimmers’ World Travels Continue At FINA World Cup Series


By Sharon Robb

August 10, 2015—Fresh off the XVI FINA World Aquatic Championships that ended on Sunday, South Florida Aquatic Club’s pro swimmers will compete in FINA World Cup Series that opens in Moscow on Tuesday.

SOFLO teammates Claire Donahue, U.S. Olympic gold medalist; Carolina Colorado, two-time Colombian Olympian; and Jorge Murillo of Colombia will compete on the first two stops of the series in Moscow on Tuesday and Wednesday and Paris-Chartres on Aug. 15-16. The trio is among the Top 10 seeds in their events.

Murillo will compete in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter breaststoke events. Colorado will swim the 50-, 100- and 200-meter backstrokes. Donahue will compete in the 50- and 100-meter butterfly.

Three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson will join her teammates for the Paris-Chartres leg. SOFLO CEO and head coach Chris Anderson will coach his swimmers at both stops and return home Aug. 17 to prepare for the fall age group and high school seasons.

This year’s series is starting in Europe to take advantage of the swimmers’ presence because of the world championships. FINA officials were hoping to attract the top names. The Middle East stops in Doha and Dubai will now be held at the end of the series.

Prize money has significantly increased to $2 million to attract more top level athletes. There have also been several additions. The series stops will be held exclusively in 50-meter pools. All legs will serve as qualifying events for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Paris-Chartres has also been added as a new site for the series.

South Africa’s Chad Le Clos and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, the 2013 and 2014 men’s and women’s winners of the series, return to defend their titles.

While Moscow and Paris is the first cluster of cities, the second cluster is Sept. 25-26 Hong Kong, Sept. 29-30 Beijing and Oct. 3-4 Singapore; and third cluster is Oct.28-29 Tokyo, Nov. 2-3 Doha and Nov. 6-7 Dubai.

ELSEWHERE

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Lisa Blackburn, a national record holder for Bermuda, won the 200-meter individual medley age group title at U.S. Masters Summer National Championships in Geneva, Ohio. Blackburn, 44, won the 40-44 in 2:25.81. She also won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:46.74, 100-meter breaststroke in 1:15.07, 50-meter breaststroke in 34.64 and was second in the 50-meter freestyle in 27.44.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Takes Silver, Makes History At XVI FINA World Aquatic Championships


By Sharon Robb

August 9, 2015—In one of the most exciting races of the XVI FINA World Aquatic Championships, three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson just missed a gold medal on the eighth and final day of competition in Kazan, Russia.

Against a stacked field, the South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer went out hard early in the 50-meter breaststroke to win her first silver medal at a world championships.

Atkinson, 26, who had already earned a bronze medal earlier in the week in the 100-meter breaststroke, finished just 0.06 seconds out of first place in 30.11, breaking her own Jamaican national record and beating the favorites Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania and Yulia Efimova of Russia.

Atkinson’s previous national record was 30.17 at last year’s Commonwealth Games. Atkinson owns eight different individual national records.

“It’s fantastic,” Atkinson beamed. “The last two worlds I was ninth in both events, so to come back and medal in both shows how much I am improving.”

Atkinson is the first Jamaican swimmer to make the finals of the 50-meter breaststroke. At her first world championship in Barcelona in 2013, she did not get past the semifinals.

“It’s a real confidence-booster because I’ve always been successful in short course, but not long course,” said Atkinson, the world short course gold medalist and world record holder in the event.

With Atkinson’s silver and bronze, Jamaica finished 25th in the medal standings. No other Caribbean country placed in the medal table.

Atkinson was second fastest qualifier in the 50 breaststroke prelims behind Meilutyte in 30.27 but faltered to sixth fastest in the semifinals in 30.78.

Sweden’s Jennie Johansson, 27, shocked the field to take the gold medal in 30.05 and win her first title at a major international meet.

Efimova took the bronze in 30.13, just 1/100ths of a second ahead of Ruta Meilutyte, the reigning Olympic 100-meter breaststroke champion, in 30.14 and American Jessica Hardy in 30.20.

Just 0.15 seconds separated the top five finishers.

In other races, Aussie Bronte Campbell, 21, won the women’s 50-meter freestyle to compete her freestyle sweep after winning the 100 title. Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands took silver just 0.10 seconds behind and Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrum took the bronze 0.19 seconds behind.

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu won the 400-meter individual medley in 4:30.39. American Maya DiRado took silver in 4:31.71 and Aussie Emily Overholt took bronze in 4:32.52.

China won the 4×100-meter medley relay in 3:54.41. Sweden won the silver in a European record 3:55.24 and Australia took the bronze in 3:55.56. The U.S. team, with Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Kendyl Stewart and Simone Manuel was shut out of medals placing fourth in 3:56.76. Great Britain and Japan were disqualified.

The United States finished on top of the medal standings with 23 medals: eight gold, 10 silver and five bronze medals. A much-improved Australia team since its 2012 London Olympics disaster, finished second with seven gold, three silver and six bronze. China was third with 13 medals: five gold, one silver and seven bronze.

American teenager Katie Ledecky was named Best Female Swimmer of the Meet.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Goes For Second Medal Sunday At XVI FINA World Aquatic Championships


By Sharon Robb

August 8, 2015—Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club will get an opportunity to win another medal when she competes Sunday in the championship final of the 50-meter breaststroke at the XVI FINA World Aquatic Championships at Kazan Arena.

The three-time Jamaican Olympian advanced through the heats and semifinals of the sprint event.

Atkinson is the first Jamaican swimmer to make the finals of the 50-meter breaststroke. At her first world championship in Barcelona in 2013, she did not get past the semifinals.

On Saturday, she was second fastest in 30.27 behind Lithuanian rival Ruta Meilutyte (29.74) in the heats. She was sixth fastest in the semifinal in 30.78. Meilutyte was again fastest qualifier in 29.98. Each race the Lithuanian was the only swimmer under 30 seconds.

In the 50-meter backstroke, Jamaica’s Timothy Wynter of South Florida Aquatic Club was 52nd in 27.21.

In other men’s and women’s events:

Olympian Ryan Lochte of Daytona Beach played a key role in a world-record, gold-medal winning performance by Team USA.

Lochte, 31, led off Team USA’s mixed 4×100-meter freestyle relay that broke the world record in 3:23.05 and won gold. Lochte’s split was 48.79.

Lochte was joined by Nathan Adrian on the second leg, Simone Manuel on third leg and Missy Franklin on anchor.

The Netherlands took the silver just 0.05 seconds behind and Canada, with Bolles alum Santo Condorelli leading off (48.19 split), took the bronze in 3:23.59.

Teenager Katie Ledecky made history in her final appearance of the week. The 18-year-old teenager fresh out of high school, broke her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle by 3.61 seconds in 8:07.39 to win her fifth gold medal of the world championships.

Ledecky swept the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle events and swam anchor on the winning 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

“It’s really neat to say that you’ve done something nobody has done before,” Ledecky said. “I’ll enjoy this for a few days and then I’ll get back to work. Hopefully, there’s more to come.

“It could have been really tiring and it was,” Ledecky said. “But I recovered very well. I did what I needed to do to set myself up well each time that I got up on the blocks. I’m just proud of how I handled my races and how all this week has gone.”

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrum won the gold medal in the 50-meter butterfly in a meet record 24.96. Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark took the silver in 25.34 and China’s Lu Ying took the bronze in 25.37.

Aussie Emily Seebohm topped an impressive field to win the 200-meter backstroke in 2:05.81 and sweep the backstroke events. American and defending champion Missy Franklin won the silver in 2:06.34 and Hungarian Katinka Hosszu took the bronze in 2:06.84.

In seven events so far, Franklin has five medals, but no individual gold medals just two years after she won a record six golds in Barcelona.

“I’m just not there at the end yet, and that’s all right,” Franklin said. “I fought my heart out. I went out after it.”

In a historic moment for Singapore, Bolles alum Joseph Schooling won his country’s first-ever medal at the world championships. He took the bronze medal in the 100-meter butterfly in 50.96, breaking his own national record for the third time in two days and Asian record.

It was the first time in his international career that Schooling had qualified for the semifinals in the 100-meter butterfly at either the World Championships or Olympic Games.

Frenchman Florent Manaudou knocked off American Nathan Adrian to win the 50-meter freestyle, 21.19-21.52. Brazilian Bruno Fratus took the bronze in 21.55.

The eight-day meet concludes on Sunday. The women’s events are: 50-meter breaststroke final, 50-meter freestyle final, 400-meter individual medley and 4×100-meter freestyle relay. The men’s events are: 50-meter backstroke final, 400-meter individual medley final, 1500-meter freestyle final and men’s 4×100-meter medley relay final.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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Schooling Breaks National Record Twice; Wallace Wins Gold, Lochte Takes Silver At XVI FINA World Aquatic Championships


By Sharon Robb

August 7, 2015—Singapore’s Joseph Schooling broke his national record twice in the 100-meter butterfly on Day Six at the XVI FINA World Aquatic Championships Friday at Kazan Arena in Russia.

The Bolles alum posted the fifth fastest time in morning prelims in 51.65 and came back to lower it again in 51.40 to finish seventh and qualify for Saturday’s championship final. His splits were 23.83 and 27.57 in semis.

His previous national record was 51.69 he set at last year’s Commonwealth Games.

It was the first time in his international career that Schooling had advanced into the semifinals and finals in the 100-meter butterfly at either the World Championships or Olympic Games.

It will be Schooling’s final opportunity at a medal against some stiff competition including Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh, the 200-meter butterfly gold medalist and 50-meter butterfly bronze medalist, and American Tom Shields.

Another Bolles alum, Ryan Murphy of Team USA was fifth in the 200-meter backstroke in 1:55.00, lowering his 2015 best of 1:55.10 that he set earlier in the meet. He was the top American finisher. Teammate Tyler Clary was seventh in 1:56.26. It is the first time in the last eight meets that an American has not won the men’s 200-meter backstroke.

Ryan Lochte of Daytona Beach won his second medal of the world championships when Team USA got knocked off by Great Britain in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Lochte gave the U.S. the lead with a 1:45.71 split. He was joined by Florida alum Conor Dwyer, Reed Malone and Michael Weiss on the relay.

Great Britain was led by Dan Wallace of Gator Swim Club, Robert Renwick, Calum Jarvis and James Guy whose blistering 1:44.74 anchor split gave the Brits the gold in 7:04.33 in a huge upset. The U.S. had won the event since 2005. Michael Phelps, who is competing at this week’s senior nationals, was a member of the last five winning U.S. relays.

Belarus’ Pavel Sankovich of Florida State was 16th in

the 100-meter butterfly heats in 52.29, the last swimmer to advance into the semifinals, but finished 16th in the semifinals in 52.63. Suriname’s Zuhayr Pigot was 42nd in 54.20. Kuwait’s Abbas Qali was 44th in 54.35. Dylan Carter of Trinidad & Tobago scratched from the event.

American Nathan Adrian, after a disappointing seventh in the 100 freestyle broke the American record in the 50-meter freestyle semifinals in 21.37, previously owned by Cullen Jones in 21.40 since 2009. Brazilian Cesar Cielo withdrew from the men’s field with a shoulder injury.

American Anthony Ervin lost a swim-off with Russian Vlad Morozov, 21.90-21.98 to earn the eighth seed in the 50-meter freestyle final.

In Friday’s other championship finals:

Aussie Mitch Larkin won the gold medal in the 200-meter backstroke in a meet record 1:53.58 and became the first Aussie male swimmer to win the 100-200 double. Larkin also broke the eight-meet streak that American swimmers Lenny Krayzelburg, Aaron Piersol and Lochte had held.

“Amazing, I came in tonight wanting to swim faster than I did in the semi and I knew if I could do that there was a potential for medals, but to swim that much faster and win gold it’s amazing.”

Poland’s Radoslaw Kawecki took the silver in 1:54.55 and Russian Evgeny Rylov was third in 1:54.60.

Germany’s Marco Koch won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:07.76, second-fastest time in the world this year. American Kevin Cordes was second in 2:08.05 and Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta, looking to four-peat in the event, settled for the bronze in 2:08.10.

Saturday’s men’s events are: 50-meter backstroke heats and semifinals; 1500-meter freestyle heats; mixed freestyle 4×100-meter freestyle relay; 50-meter freestyle final; and 100-meter butterfly final.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Goes For Second Medal At XVI FINA World Aquatic Championships


By Sharon Robb

August 7, 2015—There-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson will attempt to win her second medal at the XVI FINA World Aquatic Championships at Kazan Arena in Russia.

Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club will swim the heats of the 50-meter breaststroke in the morning and if she qualifies, the semifinals at night. The final is Sunday. It is her final event of the championships.

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace of the Bahamas will go after her first medal on Saturday.
The national record holder and two-time Olympic swimmer from the Bahamas qualified for the medal final in the 50-meter butterfly Saturday night.

During the butterfly semifinals, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom broke the meet record in 25.06 and Egypt’s Farida Osman broke an African national record in 25.88 to qualify sixth.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s U.S. Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue just missed the 50-meter butterfly semifinals, finishing 17th in 26.52. Atkinson was 31st in 27.01 and SOFLO teammate Carolina Colorado of Colombia was 37th in 27.58.

In one of the highlights of the meet, Alzain Tareq of Bahrain competed in the 50-meter butterfly at age 10. She is the youngest swimmer to compete in world championship history. Unlike other sports like gymnastics, there is no age limit at the FINA World Championships although the World Junior Swimming Championships do not allow girls under 14 to compete. She finished last among 64 swimmers in 41.13.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu broke the 24-year-old Hungarian national record of Krisztina Egerszegi in the 200-meter backstroke semifinals in 2:06.18 and earned the top seed ahead of Aussie Emily Seebohm and American Missy Franklin. Hosszu now owns 10 national long course records. SOFLO’s Colorado was 31st in 2:15.55.

In Friday’s championship finals:

Aussie sisters Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell took the gold and bronze respectively in the 100-meter freestyle. Bronte Campbell won in 52.52 ahead of Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrum in 52.70 and Cate Campbell, the reigning world champion, in 52.82. The sisters are the first family to share the same podium as individual’s in swimming history and first to win world titles in the same event.

“It’s a fantastic night for the Campbell family, it’s a fantastic night for Australia,” Cate Campbell said. “I still got to stand up on the podium and sing the national anthem. I could not be more proud of my little sister.”

American’s Simone Manuel was sixth in 53.93 and Missy Franklin was seventh in 54.00 and never factored in the race.

Kanako Watanabe of Japan won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:21.15. American Micah Lawrence took the silver in 2:22.44. Three women tied for third and all got bronze medals: Spain’s Jessica Vall, Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen and China’s Jinglin Shi all finished in 2:22.76. According to several swim experts, it was the first time there was a three-way tie for a medal at a major meet. Earlier in the heats, Gator Swim Club’s Hilda Luthersdottir broke the Iceland national record in 2:23.54 and lowered it in semifinals in 2:23.06.

Saturday women’s events are: 50-meter freestyle heats and semifinals; 50-meter breaststroke heats and semifinals; mixed 4×100-meter freestyle relay; 50-meter butterfly final; 200-meter backstroke final; and 800-meter freestyle final.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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Farah, Swanson, Boys Relay Lead SOFLO On Day Three Of Southern Zone Senior Long Course Championships


By Sharon Robb

August 7, 2015—Jonathan Farah of South Florida Aquatic Club was eighth in the “A” final of 400-meter individual medley Thursday at the Southern Zone Senior Long Course Championships in Greenville, S.C.

Farah, 17, finished the 400 IM in 4:57.07. Max Asnis, 15, was third in the “B” final in 4:50.95. Leonardo Mateus, 13, was eighth in the “C” final in 5:02.64.

SOFLO teammate Carly Swanson, 17, the top seed in the “B” final of the 50-meter backstroke, won in 33.29, bettering her prelim time of 33.82. Swanson was also sixth in the “D” final in 31.70, after going 31.67 in prelims.

South Florida Aquatic Club was fifth in the boys’ 800-meter freestyle relay in 8:04.76 with Max Asnis, 15; Samuel Asnis, 16; Juan Diaz, 15; and Esteban Diaz-Velasco, 16.

Other SOFLO finishers were:

Esteban Diaz-Velasco, 16, was sixth in the 50-meter backstroke in 29.23 in the “A” final and fourth in the “B” final in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:00.96.

Sam Asnis, 16, was 47th in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:04.88.

Juan Diaz, 15, was 51st in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:05.27 and 35th in the 50-meter butterfly in 28.88.

The state of Florida has three teams in the Top 10. Swim Florida is seventh among combined team standings with 613 points. North Florida is ninth with 509 and Plantation Swim Team is tenth with 431 points. South Florida Aquatic Club is 13th with 344 points.

The five-day meet continues with prelims and finals on Friday.

THURSDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. The Woodlands Swim Team 1,655, 2. First Colony 1,133, 3. East Carolina 1,115, 4. Team Greenville 667, 5. Lakeside 660, 7. Swim Florida 613, 9. North Florida 509, 10. Plantation Swim Team 431, 13. South Florida Aquatic Club 344, 27. Club Seminole 32, 28, Carrollwood 26, 29. Ace Aquatics 20, 35. FLA Aquatics 7.

GIRLS

50-meter backstroke: 1. Meagan Abad, Plantation Swim Team 31.14, 2. Madison Chao, Mid-Cities 31.35, 3. Ellie Henry, Sandhills 32.06; FLORIDA: 8. Carly Hyman, PST 33.56, 9. Carly Swanson, South Florida Aquatic Club 33.29, 15. Skye Downey, PST 34.60, 16. Krissa Robinson, PST 34.88, 17. Quinn Connor, PST 33.38, 20. Victoria Abad, PST 34.57.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Dorothy Haly, Woodlands 2:05.05, 2. Emmie Barnhill, East Carolina 2:07.69, 3. Danielle Hepler, First Colony 2:07.84; FLORIDA: 12. Flo Almada, Swim Florida 2:11.44, 14. Aly Pacitti, PST 2:12.76, 17. Allie Surrency, North Florida 2:11.60, 39. Camila Manrique, FGC 2:17.33, 49. Emma Volz, Carrollwood 2:18.99, 61. Samantha Hurley, Swim Florida 2:21.82, 64. Ally Swan, Trident 2:22.14, 65. Alex Griffith, Swim Florida 2:22.26, 68. Shae Clifton, Swim Florida 2:22.73, 73. Alexa Gonzalez, Swim Florida 2:23.28, 76. Maria Zambito, Carrollwood 2:23.70, 90. Abby Forman, Carrollwood 2:29.37.

400-meter individual medley:

1.Brittany Bui, First Colony 5:08.60, 2. Anika Buhr, Lakeside 5:11.04, 3. Karigan Stanley, First Colony 5:12.50; FLORIDA: 5. Flo Almada, Swim Florida 5:18.67, 12. Shae Clifton, Swim Florida 5:28.76.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Dalton Chambliss, Prattville YMCA 28.32, 2. Krissa Robinson, PST 29.40, 3. Gwynne Hennessy, First Colony 29.52; FLORIDA: 5. Jessica Hurley, Swim Florida 30.35, 11. Alyssa Viner, North Florida 30.44, 12. Meagan Abad, PST 30.51, 18. Aly Pacitti, PST 30.63, 21. Allie Surrency, North Florida 30.99, 26. Quinn Connor, PST 31.00, 30. Carly Swanson, SOFLO 31.70, 35. Alexa Gonzalez, Swim Florida 32.40, 36. Angie Petrillo, PST 32.56.

BOYS

50-meter backstroke: 1. Mel Nash II, North Florida 27.65, 2. Kevin Andrews, East Carolina 27.84, 3. Peter Simmons, Aggie SC 28.04; FLORIDA: 6. Esteban Diaz-Velasco, SOFLO 29.23, 18. Andrew Garcia, FLA 31.40, 19. Bennett Rodriguez, PST 31.97.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Davis Payne, TAC Titans 1:56.84, 2. Tate Callahan, North Florida 1:57.62, 3. Luke Bowman, TeamFINS 1:58.70; FLORIDA: 7. Logan Samuelson, Swim Florida 2:00.63, 10. Alex Cook, North Florida 2:00.17, 12. Estevan Diaz-Velasco, SOFLO 2:00.96, 13. Dan Young, Swim Florida 2:01.55, 30. Zach Bowles, Carrollwood 2:04.96, 42. Clay Riemenschneider, Swim Florida 2:04.52, 45. Matthew Strickland, Swim Florida 2:04.64, 47. Samuel Asnis, SOFLO 2:04.88, 51. Juan Diaz, SOFLO 2:05.27, 52. Andrew Mills, Swim Florida 2:05.36, 56. John Silvera, PST 2:05.90, 69. Felipe Farinas, PST 2:07.82, 72. Nick Pacitti, PST 2:08.42, 76. Bennett Rodriguez, PST 2:08.63, 88. Zac Keating, Swim Florida 2:10.31, 89. Daryl Pickerell, Carrollwood 2:10.39, 94. Jack Pellegrino, Swim Florida 2:11.44, 102. Dylan Weiss, PST 2:13.64, 103. Sal Perez, FLA 2:13.67.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Tal Davis, Greenville 4:28.50, 2. Jonathan Tybur, Woodlands 4;32.51, 3. Rhory Legendre, Woodlands 4:43.34; FLORIDA: 4. Jason Tillotson, Swim Florida 4:44.25, 8. Jonathan Farah, SOFLO 4:57.07, 9. Andrew Pittman, ACE 4:49.60, 11. Max Asnis, SOFLO 4:50.95, 14. Aaron Spence, Swim Florida 4:53.37, 24. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 5:02.64, 36. Nick Pacitti, PST 5:07.24, 41. Daryl Pickerell, Carrollwood 5:18.02.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Tristan Essary, Prattville 25.52, 2. Noah Schammel, Team Greenville 26.18, 3. Alex Cook, North Florida 26.35; FLORIDA: 4. Mel Nash II, North Florida 26.54, 5. Tristan Burroughs, North Florida 26.81, 7. Tate Callahan, North Florida 26.91, 19. David Li, North Florida 27.71, 21. Andrew Mills, Swim Florida 28.23, 29. Josh Martinez, Swim Florida 28.64, 31. Felipe Farinas, PST 28.86, 35. Juan Diaz, FGC 28.88, 36. Andrew Garcia, FLA 29.24, 38. Sal Perez, FLA 30.71.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. Woodlands 7:57.01, 2. First Colony 8:03.06, 3. East Carolina 8:04.68, 5. SOFLO 8:04.76 (Max Asnis, Sam Asnis, Juan Diaz, Esteban Diaz-Velasco), 9. Swim Florida 8:10.90 (Clay Riemenschneider, Logan Samuelson, Matthew Strickland, Dan Young), 11. North Florida 8:16.30 (Alex Cook, Tristan Burroughs, Mel Nash II, Tate Callahan), 21. Plantation Swim Team 8:34.96 (Nick Pacitti, John Silvera, Bennett Rodriguez, Felipe Farias).

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