By Sharon Robb

April 23, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club’s masters team did well at the recent Swim Miami despite rough water conditions and large crowds.

In the 5K swim, SOFLO masters coach Carlo Morante was top SOFLO masters finisher. Morante, 23, finished in 57 minutes and 8 seconds, placing third in his age group.

Courtney Marx, 34, finished in 1:09.17, also placing third in her women’s age group.

Julia Fermayer, 38, was third in her age group in 1:20:31.

Five other SOFLO masters competed in the Miami Mile. Terri Rivera, 56, won her age group in 27.43.

Other finishers were:

Heather Braken Grissom, 36, 26:31, third.

Gail Young, 40, 33:00, sixth.

Robert Weick, 41, 31:19, 14th.

SOFLO coach George Mersinger, 63, 27:27, fourth.

Jennifer Martin, who trains at Academic Village Pool with the SOFLO team, won her 30-34 age group in the 800-meter swim in 16:01.

SOFLO welcomes all swimmers interested in joining its growing masters program. Contact Coach Carlo Morante at 954-538-3721.

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