SOFLO’s Lisa Blackburn Breaks Masters World Age Group Record At Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic


By Sharon Robb

October 10, 2015—Lisa Blackburn of South Florida Aquatic Club broke a masters world age group record on Day Two of the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic at Orlando Aquatic Center.

The Bermuda national record holder broke the 100-meter individual medley record in 1:04.19, also a national record by 1.5 seconds and lifetime best by 0.5 seconds.

Blackburn bettered her previous time of 1:05.77. The previous masters world record was 1:04.25 set by Susan Von Der Lippe in November 2008.

Blackburn also won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:13.09 off her seed time of 1:12.32; 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 33.40 and 50-meter freestyle in 26.50, also a best time.

Blackburn, 44, is competing in six events over two days: 100 IM, 100 breaststroke, 50 breaststroke, 50 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM.

Four other SOFLO teammates competed on Day Two.

U.S. Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue, 26, won the 25-29 200-meter butterfly in 2:17.83. Donahue also won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.98.

Catalina Mendieta, 26, of Colombia was second in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.56.

Kile Aukerman, 22, won the 18-24 100-meter individual medley in a best time 58.02, dropping 1.97 and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:03.26, another best time. He also won the 50-meter breaststroke in 29.08.

Alejandro Zambrano, 21, was second in the 18-24 100-meter individual medley in a best time 1:01.64, dropping 4.12 seconds.

Fifty-three clubs are competing in the three-day meet that began on Friday. Other South Florida clubs competing include Swim Fort Lauderdale, recently awarded U.S. Masters Club of the Year; GOLD; Wahoos of Wellington, Palm Beach Masters and T2 Aquatics.

The meet, which concludes on Sunday, is also serving as the Dixie Zone Short Course Meters Championships.

IF YOU GO

What: Seventh annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic

When: Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 25-meter timed finals

Where: YMCA Aquatic Center, 8422 International Drive, Orlando

Admission: $5. For information go to http://www.rowdygainesmastersclassic.com

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Christian Baltar Among Four Double Winners At Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

October 9, 2015—Christian Baltar of South Florida Aquatic Club was one of four double winners Friday at the 8&Under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center.

Baltar, 6, won the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 24.53, dropping 17.09 and 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 32.30, an 8.20 drop in time. Baltar also took a second and third.

SOFLO teammate Fiorella DiSalvo, 7, won the 7-8 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 22.13, dropping 0.40.

Other double winners were:

Sophie Rosen, 6, of Hammerhead Aquatics was a double winner in the 6-and-under 25-yard butterfly in 25.15 and 25-yard backstroke in 25.96.

Mia Patton, 8, of Pine Crest was also a double winner in the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in 18.41 and 25-yard freestyle in 16.89.

In the boys races, Jorge Aguila of Coral Springs Swim Club was a double winner in the 6-and-under 25-yard butterfly in 30.37 and 25-yard freestyle in 23.13.

Rafael Landron of Sunrise won two events in the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in 17.33 and 25-yard breaststroke in 22.50.

The field featured AquaKids Sharks, Azura, Blue Marlins, Coral Springs, Hammerhead, Pine Crest, Plantation, SOFLO, Sunrise, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast and Westminster Academy.

South Florida Aquatic Club in Pembroke Pines will host the next 8&Under Sizzler on Oct. 30 at Academic Village Pool.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Sophie Rosen, HA 25.15, 2. Laci Poling, HA 27.61, 3. Hayden Anton, Azura 29.02; 7-8, 1. Mia Patton, UPCS 18.41, 2. Izzy Wilson, AquaKids Sharks 19.65, 3. Mia Guerrero, Azura 19.88; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella DiSalvo 20.05, 8. Giada Porven 21.07, 17. Sarah Vasquez 23.06, 28. Antonia Ortiz 25.35, 43. Annie Schulze 27.90.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Sophie Rosen, HA 25.96, 2. Hayden Anton, Azura 26.54, 3. Laci Poling, HA 28.54; 7-8, 1. Izzy Wilson, AquaKids Sharks 20.28, 2. Mia Guerrero, Azura 20.39, 3. Lena Lajko, SFTL 20.68; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella DiSalvo 22.56, 7. Giada Porven 22.70, 22. Antonia Ortiz 24.44, 23. Sarah Vasquez 24.64, 27. Annie Schulze 25.04.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Laci Poling, HA 31.73, 2. Sophie osen, HA 32.18, 3. Hayden Anton, Azura 32.24; 7-8, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 22.13, 2. Izzy Wilson, AquaKids Sharks 23.10, 3. Mia Guerrero, Azura 23.37; SOFLO: 18. Giada Porven 27.06, 33. Antonia Ortiz 29.28, 36. Sarah Vasquez 29.75, 45. Annie Schulze 30.99.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Hayden Anton,Azura 22.70, 2. Sophie Rosen, HA 24.65, 3. Haley Most, CSSC 25.44; 7-8, 1. Mia Patton, UPCS 16.89, 2. Mia Guerrero, Azura 17.10, 3. Sivan Kamar, Azura 17.15; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella DiSalvo 17.23, 11. Giada Porven 18.64, 21. Antonia Ortiz 19.90, 27. Annie Schulze 20.13, 29. Sarah Vasquez 20.40.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. SOFLO 1:13.34, 2. YMCA of South Florida 1:18.95, 3. Azura 1:20.56.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Jorge Aguila, CSSC 30.37, 2. Christian Baltar, SOFLO 31.23, 3. Christian Nichols, SUN 31.68; 7-8, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 17.33, 2. Gabriel Tortola, Azura 19.19, 3. Christian Clark, WA 20.32; SOFLO: 10. Owen Smith 22.33, 18. Kevin Moya 24.05, 25. Gabriel Campanioni 26.61.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Christian Baltar, SOFLO 24.53, 2. Andreas Lajko, SFTL 29.30, 3. Anthony Alvarez, BM 29.93; 7-8, 1. Omar Panol. BM 20.61, 2. Tyler Fortson, YBC 21.53, 3. Rafael Landron, SUN 21.79; SOFLO: 7. Kevin Moya 23.16, 15. Owen Smith 24.33, 16. Gabriel Campanioni 24.37.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Christian Baltar, SOFLO 32.30, 2. Carter Reese, CSSC 32.88, 3. Joe Paden, HA 33.37; 7-8, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 22.50, 2. Ares Rilo, SUN 22.63, 3. Tyler Fortson, YBC 23.27; SOFLO: 16. Owen Smith 28.28, 22. Kevin Moya 29.61, 28. Gabriel Campanioni 31.67.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Jorge Aguila, CSSC 23.13, 2. Christian Baltar, SOFLO 23.48, 3. Andreas Lajko, SFTL 25.80; 7-18, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 16.59, 2. Rafael Landron, SUN 16.75, 3. Christian Clark, WA 16.78; SOFLO: 7. Kevin Moya 17.98, 9. Owen Smith 18.31, 17. Gabriel Campanioni 19.89.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. Sunrise 1:08.95, 2. YMCA of South Florida 1:12.78, 3. SOFLO 1:19.26.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com