By Sharon Robb

October 27, 2016—It will be scary good fun when South Florida Aquatic Club hosts the Halloween Open.

The three-day meet gets under way Friday at Academic Village Pool. All events are timed finals.

Host SOFLO has the largest contingent of swimmers with 68 athletes in 385 individual events.

The field has attracted a wide variety of swimmers from age group and high school to elite and pros. Among other Florida Gold Coast clubs competing are Gulliver, City of Miami, AquaKids Sharks, YMCA, SwimFast, Blue Marlins, North Miami and Florida Keys.

SOFLO’s Catalina Mendieta, 26, is top seed in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.47. Marc Rojas is top seed in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:00.66, 100-yard breaststroke in 55.70 and 100-yard freestyle in 48.02.

SOFLO swimmers are: Alana Acevedo, 15; Sarah Acevedo, 12; Michael Arias, 13; Fernando Barreto, 10; Kaitlyn Barrios, 10; Brennan Binder, 12; Tyler Bland, 15; Samuel Bullen, 11; Kyana Castro, 14; Maya Coffey, 15; Javier Colmenares, 10; Juan Colmenares, 12; Kayla Cunningham, 13; Kerry Cunningham, 10;Daniela Curbelo, 13; Mark Andre de Gracia, 12; Katrina Del Vecchio, 13; Luna Delgado, 10; Diego Dulieu, 11; Mia Escudero, 12; Nathaniel Garrick, 11; Alex Golding, 12; Molly Golding, 13; Logan Gonzalez, 11; John Paul Handal, 13; Zackary Harris, 12; Kalin Hubbard, 12; Paige Lane, 14; Sebastian Lares, 12; Jie Hoon Lee, 13; Jena Legaspi, 12; Maria Legaspi, 10; Lance Lesage, 14; Luke Lezotte, 15; Jonathan Lozano, 9; Michelle Marinheiro, 13; Alejandro Mateus, 11; Leonardo Mateus, 14; Catalina Mendieta, 26; Yannai Michael 12; Nicolas Munoz, 13; Judith-Alison Natino, 11; Juan Osorio, 17; Sabrina Osorio, 11; Sofia Osorio, 11; Abby Oyetunji, 17; Leah Pando, 10; Alessandro Pereira, 10; Giada Porven, 8; Lucas Porven, 11; Samuel Quintero, 16; Sara Quintero, 12; Santiago Rivera, 19; Enrique Rodriguez, 11; Marc Rojas, 22; Javier Roman, 13; Nicolas Rossi, 13; Sophia Ruppert, 13; Mallory Schleicher, 13; Juan Serna, 15; Kailey Smith, 11; Owen Smith, 10; Christian Tijero, 11; Victoria Torres, 12; Emma Twombly, 12; Christian Vasquez, 13; Yanjun Wang, 11; and Aldo Zepeda, 11.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO Halloween Open

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, Session I, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, Session III, 9:30 a.m. All events timed final.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $3 per session, $3 heat sheets per session. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com for results and questions.

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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