SOFLO Ready To Host And Swim Fast At Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Championship Meet

By Sharon Robb

March 3, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club will host more than 600 swimmers in the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 SCY Developmental Swimming Championship Meet that begins Friday at Academic Village Swimming Pool.

Swimmers will have another chance to qualify for the March 17-19 FGC Junior Olympics at Coral Springs against some good age group competition.

The meet is one of three Area developmental meets. The others are at Pompano Beach (Area 2) and Lake Lytal Aquatic Complex (Area 1).

SOFLO is sending 109 swimmers to the meet. SOFLO, the largest team, will compete in 559 individual events and 16 relays.

Some of SOFLO’s top seeds are Daniela Curbelo in the 200-yard individual medley, John Paul Handal in the 400-yard individual medley, Zariya Harris in the 100-yard backstroke, Matthew Kim in the 100-yard backstroke, Mariann Catalasan in the 50-yard butterfly, Sofia Osorio in the 50-yard butterfly, Alana Acevedo in the 100-yard breaststroke, Nicolas Rossi in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles and 200-yard backstroke, Kellie Wilcox in the 100-yard individual medley and 200-yard breaststroke, and Zariya Harris in the 50-yard freestyle.

Among some of SOFLO’s other top swimmers entered are Sarah Acevedo, Kaitlyn Barrios, Tyler Bland, Fiorella Di Salvo, Alex Golding, Jena Legaspi, Samuel Quintero, Joseph Lee and Michelle Marinheiro.

In addition to host SOFLO, other area teams competing are AquaKids Sharks, ACE Swim Club, Amphibius Assault Swim Team, Atlantis Swim Club, Bone Island Swim Club, Hurricane Swimming, City of Miami Swim Team, Devilrays Swim Club, FLA Aquatics, Florida Keys Swim Club, FIU, Gulliver Swimming, Hialeah, Metro Aquatics, Miami Beach Seahawks, Mater Lakes Bears Swim Team, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Miami Shores Aquatics, Miami Swimming, North Miami Swim Team, Shelton Doral Swim Team, Southern Wahoos Aquatic Team, Swim Gym Swim Team and University of Miami.


What: Florida Gold Coast Area 3 SCY Developmental Swimming Championship Meet.

When: Friday-Saturday

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

Schedule: Friday, Session 1, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 8:30 a.m.; Session III, 6 p.m.; Sunday, Session IV, 8:30 a.m.; Session V, 6 p.m.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on line or Meet Mobile. Parking is free. For more information call meet director Chris Anderson 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at


Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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