By Sharon Robb

December 1, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club will kick off the holidays in style this weekend with its annual Sprint Holiday Classic at Academic Village Pool.

The two-day meet will feature 103 swimmers from SOFLO, the largest team entered.

Several other Florida Gold Coast teams are competing including Cooper City Cyclones, Flying Fish Swim Club, Hammerhead Aquatics and PAQ.

SOFLO swimmers dominate the top seeds in most of the sprint events.

SOFLO’s contingent of 55 girls and 48 boys includes:

Alana Acevedo, 15; Sarah Acevedo, 12; Madison Adkins, 10; Mackenzie Ahearn, 13; Ryan Alfonso, 14; Anisha Andapally, 11; Anjana Andapally, 8; Gabriella Arauz, 11; Michael Arias, 13; Fabiana Avendano, 13; Kaitlyn Barrios, 10; Sophia Bedoya, 14; Brennan Binder, 12; Clara Bland, 7; Tyler Bland, 15; Shayna Blitz, 12; Heath Brames, 16; Samuel Bullen, 11; Lisette Castellanos, 13; Mariann Catalasan, 10; Alexis Christensen, 11; Kaitlyn Consuegra, 10; Dennis Dale, 13; Luna Delgado, 10; Isabella Di Salvo, 14; Juan Diaz, 16; Kyle Dorn, 10; Diego Dulieu, 12; Pilar Duranti, 8; Matthew Escudero, 10; Mia Escudero, 12; Celeste Estrada, 11; Eiza Gantus, 15; Valeria Garcia, 13; Nathaniel Garrick, 11; Roberto Garrido, 15; Tyler Gibson, 17; Alex Golding, 12; Emma Gomez, 9; Julia Gonzalez, 12; Logan Gonzalez, 11; Zackary Harris, 12; Zariya Harris, 17; Hillary Hernandez, 9; Luca Hincapie, 10; Kalin Hubbard, 12; Wyatt Jennessee, 17; Connor Jimenez, 7; Mason Jimenez, 8; Matthew Jimenez, 8; Aliya Khan, 12; Benjamin Kim, 9; Matthew Kim, 11; Ava Kuznik, 11; Sebastian Lares, 12; Lorenzo Laurentys, 9; Maria Legaspi, 10; Luke Lezotte, 15; Ty Lezotte, 14; Rebekah Ling, 14; Luca Lodi, 20; Anastasia Lutz, 10; Michelle Marinheiro, 14; Ella Michael, 7; Yannai Michael, 12; Nicolas Munoz, 13; Melissa Nassery, 10; Abigail-Marie Natino, 9; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; Judith-Alison Natino, 11; Cassandra Oliver, 15; Eddie Oliver, 9; Abby Oyetunji, 17; Alessandro Pereira, 10; Kevin Porto, 16; Giada Porven, 8; Lucas Porven, 11; Anvitaa Pottigari, 9; Saani Pottigari, 12; Samuel Quintero, 16; Ricardo Roche, 17; Moises Rodriguez, 12; Javier Roman, 13; Sophia Ruppert, 13; Tess Ruppert, 10; Camilla Sacerio, 14; Ricardo Salas Abou Samra, 13; Mary Sawyer, 10; Steven Sawyer, 11; Mallory Schleicher, 13; Gavin Sheyda, 10; Kailey Smith, 11; Owen Smith, 10; Samantha Solis, 12; Natasha Testa, 18; Victoria Torres, 12; Juan Vallmitjana, 7; Valerie Vank, 11; Christian Vasquez, 13; Sarah Vasquez, 8; Marcos Vazquez, 13; Camelia Wieck, 13; and Kellie Wilcox, 16.

Two sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for the 11-and-over swimmers and 11 a.m. for the 10-and-under swimmers. On Sunday there is one session for 11-and-over swimmers at 8:30 a.m.

IF YOU GO:

What: SOFLO Sprint Holiday Classic

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, Sessions 8:30-10:03 a.m. (11-and-over) and 11 a.m.-12:32 (10-and-under); Sunday, Session, 8:30 a.m.-9:22 (11-and-under).

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

Admission: $3 per person, $3 and $2 heat sheets. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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