By Sharon Robb
June 3, 2016— South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for this weekend’s eighth annual North Palm Beach Summer Kickoff at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.
Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting the meet while North Palm Beach Swim Club officials are running it.
SOFLO has the largest team with 61 swimmers entered in 332 races.
Among a mix of talented SOFLO swimmers are:
Isabella Adkins, 9; Madison Adkins, 9; Kaitlyn Barrios, 10; Clara Bland, 6; Tyler Bland, 15; Mariann Catalasan, 10; Alexis Christensen, 10; Daniela Curbelo, 13; Mark Andre De Gracia, 12; Isabella DiSalvo, 14; Fiorella Di Salvo, 7; Kyle Dorn, 10; Matthew Escudero, 9; Mia Escudero, 11; Celeste Estrada, 10; Gabriel Ferdinand, 13; Eiza Gantus, 14; Valeria Garcia, 12; Alex Golding, 12; Logan Gonzalez, 11; Zackary Harris, 11; Kalin Hubbard, 12; Paige Lane, 13; Jena Legaspi, 12; Maria Legaspi, 10; Lance Lesage, 13; Rebekah Ling, 14; Jonathan Lozano, 9; Anastasia Lutz, 9; Nicolas Munoz, 13; Abigail Natino, 9; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; Judith Natino, 10; Michelle Ordonez, 13; Sabrina Osorio, 11; Sofia Osorio, 11; Leah Pando, 10; Tomas Pelaez, 15; Giada Porven, 8; Lucas Porven, 10; Javier Roman, 12; Carleigh Schleicher, 10; Mallory Schleicher, 12; Annie Schulze, 9; Sebastian Sevilla, 15; Sebastian Shy, 11; Natalia Sibug, 10; Lily Sines, 13; Owen Sines, 10; Kailey Smith, 11; Owen Smith, 9; Samantha Solis, 11; Jiovanni Tapia, 13; Amy-Nicole Toro, 14; Michael Toro, 14; Emma Twombly, 12; Nicholas Upchurch, 15; Valerie Vank, 10; Christian Vasquez, 12; Sarah Vasquez, 8; and Marcos Vazquez, 13.
Zackary Harris, 11, is top seed in the 11-12 200-meter individual medley. Kaitlyn Barrios, 10, is No. 1 seed in the 10-and-under 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter breaststroke.
The meet, one of the Florida Gold Coast’s top summer meets, will give SOFLO swimmers a chance to race long course against some of the Florida Gold Coast’s top swimmers and teams including Azura, Coral Springs Swim Club, Plantation, Boca Raton, Miami Swimming and host North Palm Beach.
IF YOU GO
What: 8th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff
Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9141 NW Second Street, off Broward Blvd.
Schedule: Saturday, Session One, 9 a.m.; Session Two, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, Session One 9 a.m., Session Two 1:30 p.m.
Of note: Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting the meet. North Palm Beach Swim Club staff is running the meet for the third consecutive year.
Admission: $5 each session, heat sheet $2 each session. Meet director is Alf Aguirre, 305-773-6060. Time lines, psych sheets and results will be posted at http://www.npbswimming.com according to meet organizers.
Sharon Robb can be reached at email@example.com