By Sharon Robb

April 23, 2016—Several South Florida Aquatic Club pro swimmers got in some long course racing Saturday in the Florida Gold Course Long Course Invitational in Jupiter.

Alina Schulhofer, 21, won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:12.32 and was fourth in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:08.94.

Catalina Mendieta was a double winner. Mendieta, 26, won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:05.01 and 50-meter freestyle in 27.98.

Newest SOFLO member Raiz Tjon-A-Joe, 18, won the 100-meter butterfly in 58.21, just missing a best time. He also won the 50-meter freestyle in 24.41 and was second in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:03.92

Santiago Rivera, 19, won the 50-meter breaststroke in 32.62

Ksen Golovkina, 26, won the 50-meter breaststroke 34.34 and was second in the 50-meter freestyle in 28.98.


SOFLO’s Leonardo Mateus, 14, finished second in the SwimMiami one-mile event in 16:37. Teammate Ryan Capote, 18, was 11th in 17:46.

Alexander Berggren, 21, of Sweden won the 10K title in 1:39:04. Catalina Berraud Galea, 19, of Fort Lauderdale won the women’s title in 1:47:23.

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