SOFLO Ready For Busy Weekend Of Racing

By Sharon Robb

February 8, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will be busy this weekend with three Florida Gold Coast meets in Fort Lauderdale and Plantation.

First up is the 8 & Under Sizzler at the Schlesinger Aquatics Center Woodson Pool at on the Pine Crest School campus in Fort Lauderdale.

The fun meet features 25-yard races in all four strokes and 100-yard freestyle relay.

SOFLO will have twelve swimmers competing. They are: Clara Bland, 7; Asana Easton, 7; Connor Jimenez, 7; Mason Jimenez, 8; Matthew Jimenez, 8; Brandon Lozano, 7; Stefano Mazzi, 8; Jason Moya, 8; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; Martin Petkov, 7; Giada Porven, 8; and Juan Vallmitjana, 8.

SOFLO swimmers will compete in the Senior Sectional Qualifier at Plantation Aquatic Complex as a tune-up for Sectionals and FGC Senior Short Course Championships.

Swimmers already qualified are looking to get in some extra racing and improve times.

The qualifier is Friday and Saturday and features 27 swimmers competing in 117 individual events. They are Alana Acevedo, 15; Max Asnis, 17; Heath Brames, 16; Maya Coffey, 15; Alexandra Crespo, 16; Juan Diaz, 17; Eiza Gantus, 15; Kathleen Golding, 16; Kelley Heron, 17; Wyatt Jennessee, 17; CJ Kopecki, 17; Sebastian Lares, 12; Luke Lezotte, 15; Ervin Marin, 17; Leonardo Mateus, 15; Stephanie Mlujeak, 18; Abby Oyetunji, 17; Tomas Pelaez, 15; Kevin Porto, 17; Samuel Quintero, 16; Ricardo Roche, 17; Jennifer Rodriguez, 16; Jessica Rodriguez, 18; Rafael Rodriguez, 15; Marianna Serrao, 15; Sebastian Sevilla, 15; and Luis Villanueva, 16.

The final meet is the 14 & Under Panther Invite Saturday and Sunday at Pine Crest. SOFLO has nearly fifty swimmers competing in 260 individual events in the two-day meet.

SOFLO swimmers competing are Fabiana Avendano, 13; Kaitlyn Barrios, 11; Shayna Blitz, 12; Mariann Catalasan, 10; Alexis Christensen, 11; Javier Colmenares, 10; Kaitlyn Consuegra, 11; Luna Delgado, 11; Isabella DiSalvo, 14; Fiorella Di Salvo, 9; Diego Dulieu, 12; Pilar Duranti, 9; Matthew Escudero, 10; Mia Escudero, 12; Nathaniel Garrick, 12; Logan Gonzalez, 12; Luca Hincapie, 10; Benjamin Kim 9; Matthew Kim, 12; Ava Kuznik, 11; Sebastian Lares, 12; Reagan Lowe, 11; Jonathan Lozano, 9; Anastasia Lutz, 10; Alessio Mazzi, 10; Stefano Mazzi, 8; Matthew Mendieta, 12; Jason Moya, 8; Kevin Moya, 10; Abigail-Marie Natino, 9; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; Judith-Alison Natino, 11; Leah Pando, 10; Alessandro Pereira, 10; Giada Porven, 8; Lucas Porven, 11; Anvitaa Pottigari, 10; Saanvi Pottigari, 12; Moises Rodriguez, 12; Tess Ruppert, 10; Carleigh Schleicher, 10; Gavin Sheyda, 10; Natalia Sibug, 10; Samantha Solis, 12; Christian Tijero, 11; Victoria Torres, 12; Emma Twombly, 12; Valerie Vank, 11; and Camelia Wieck, 13.


What: 8 & Under Sizzler

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Woodson Pool, Pine Crest School, 1501 NE 62nd Street, Fort Lauderdale.

Of Note: Warm-up is 5 p.m. Admission is $2. Heat sheets are $2. For information call 954-492-4173.


What: 14 & Under Panther Invite

When: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.

Schedule: Saturday, Session I, 9 a.m.; Session 2, 10 minutes after first session ends; Sunday, Session 3, 9 a.m.; Session 4, 10 minutes after third session ends.

Where: Woodson Pool, Pine Crest School, 1501 NE 62nd Street, Fort Lauderdale.

Of Note: Warm-up each morning is 7:30 a.m. Admission is $2. Heat sheets are $3 per session. For information call 954-492-4173.


What: Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier.

When: Saturday, 9 a.m.

Schedule: Session 1, 9 a.m.; Session 2, 4 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street, Plantatation.

Of note: Warm-up for the first session is 8 a.m. and second session is 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are $3 per session.

Sharon Robb can be reached at


Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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