SOFLO Ready For This Weekend’s Gator Swim Club Holiday Classic

By Sharon Robb

December 3, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will get the opportunity to swim at a major college venue when they compete in the Gator Swim Club Holiday Classic Friday through Sunday at the Stephen O’Connell Center on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.

With all the bad weather in South Florida, the indoor facility will be a welcome relief for swimmers and coaches.

It is one of the last events that will be held at the facility before it undergoes major renovations.

SOFLO’s large contingent will be among several teams from across the state competing in one of the largest regular season swim meets of the year. SOFLO is among 52 teams from the Florida Gold Coast, Florida Swimming, North Carolina Swimming and Georgia Swimming.

SOFLO swimmers competing during the fun road trip are: Max Asnis, 16; Sam Asnis, 17; Kaitlyn Barrios, 9; Tyler Bland, 14; Kayla Cunningham, 12; Kerry Cunningham, 9; Katrina Del Vecchio, 12; Juan Diaz, 15; Esteban Diaz-Velasco, 16; Jonathan Farah, 18; Eiza Gantus, 14; Nathaniel Garrick, 10; Tyler Gibson, 16; Alex Golding, 11; Molly Golding, 12; Logan Gonzalez, 10; John Paul Handal, 12; Kelley Heron, 16; CJ Kopecki, 16; Paige Lane, 13; Joseph Lee, 12; Jacqueline Lugo, 13; Raquel Lugo, 16; Alejandro Mateus, 10; Leonardo Mateus, 13; Stephanie Mlujeak, 16; Abby Oyetunji, 16; Leah Pando, 9; Emiliana Pelaez, 16; Tomas Pelaez, 14; Kevin Porto, 15; Giada Porven, 7; Lucas Porven, 10; Rafael Rodriguez, 13; Nicolas Rossi, 12; Lily Sines, 12; Carly Swanson, 18; Liz Travieso, 16; and Emma Twombley, 11.

SOFLO’s Joseph Lee is seeded first in the boys’ 11-12 200-yard butterfly in 2:15.61.

Thirty-eight swimmers will compete in 231 individual events and 14 relay events. SOFLO has 18 relay teams competing.

Sharon Robb can be reached at

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