By Sharon Robb
MIAMI, March 31, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club will compete all day in the Florida Gold Coast Open Spring Sprint Swim Meet Saturday at Miami-Dade College North campus pool.
The one-day meet is hosted by North Miami Swim Team and City of North Miami.
SOFLO is among 11 teams competing in the sprint meet that features events no longer than 200 yards for the developmental swimmers.
The teams are Devilrays Swim Club, Flying Fish Swim Club, Hurricane Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, Miami Beach Seahawks, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Miami Shores Aquatics, North Miami Swim Team, Pine Crest Swimming and Swim Gym.
SOFLO has 35 swimmers competing in 163 individual events. The contingent is: Anisha Andapally, 11; Anjana Andapally, 9; Gabriella Arauz, 11; Kaitlyn Barrios, 11; Sebastian Bourjolly, 13; Dakota Colangelo, 13; Mark Andre De Gracia, 13; Pilar Duranti, 9; Isabella Gomez, 10; Logan Gonzalez, 12; Connor Jimenez, 7; Mason Jimenez, 8; Matthew Jimenez, 8; Lorenzo Laurentys, 10; Alessio Mazzi, 10; Stefano Mazzi, 8; Matthew Mendieta, 12; Nora Mirabal, 15; Jason Moya, 8; Kevin Moya, 10; Abigail-Marie Natino, 9; Joseph-Blake Natino, 11; Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 11; Mitchell Pecci, 13; Martin Petkov, 8; Anvitaa Pottigari, 10; Saanvi, Pottigari, 12; Brandon Rios, 10; Maximilliano Salguero, 10; Gavin Sheyda, 10; Ahana Thakur, 12; Aryav Thakur, 8; Juan Vallmitjana, 8; and Camelia Wieck, 13.
Among SOFLO’s top seeds in the opening session are: Juan Vallmitjana, 8, 25-yard breaststroke, 23.27 and 25-yard freestyle, 17.69; Stefano Mazzi, 8, 50-yard backstroke, 39.72, 25-yard butterfly, 19.65 and 100-yard individual medley, 1:31.09; Logan Gonzalez, 12, 50-yard backstroke, 31.55, 100-yard backstroke, 1:09.70, 50-yard breaststroke 35.42 and 200-yard freestyle, 2:13.83; Judith-Alison Natino, 11, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:33.99;
IF YOU GO
What: Florida Gold Coast Open Spring Sprint Meet.
When: Saturday, Session 1, 8:30 a.m.; Session 2, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Miami-Dade College North, 11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami.
Of Note: Admission is $3 per session. Heat sheets are $3 per session. For information call 305-206-0574.
Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol