By Sharon Robb
August 18, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club will be flying high when it hosts the TYR Aviation Sizzler and Developmental Meet Saturday at Academic Village Pool.
Every swimmer that competes in the Florida Gold Coast meet will receive a SOFLO toy airplane in honor of National Aviation Day, a U.S. national observation established in 1939 that celebrates the development and history of aviation.
The sizzler and developmental meets are for young swimmers working on honing their skills including strokes and turns and for swimmers who have not achieved a USS Motivational B time. The session will feature swimmers 6-and-under, 7-8 and 9-14.
Among visiting teams competing are Metro Aquatics, AquaKids Sharks and YMCA.
SOFLO will have 32 swimmers (16 girls, 16 boys) in 114 individual events and six relay teams in three relay events.
SOFLO swimmers are: Madison Adkins, 11; Mackenzie Ahearn, 14; Gabriella Arauz, 12; Johnny Bastos, 14; Samira Borges, 9; Sebastien Bourjolly, 14; Sebastian Bozeman, 11; Alexis Christensen, 11; Preston Christensen, 7; Kaitlyn Consuegra, 11; Samantha Creason, 12; Pilar Duranti, 9; Isabella Gomez, 11; Andrea Guerrero, 14; Luca Hincapie, 11; Lorenzo Laurentys, 10; Gabriella Lissa, 12; Brandon Lozano, 7; Sofia Lugo, 8; Jason Moya, 8; Kevin Moya, 10; Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 11; Mitchell Pecci, 14; Justin Rodriguez, 13; Abigail Scalzitti, 10; Gavin Sheyda, 11; Natalia Sibug, 11; Adrian Sowma, 8; Ahana Thakur, 12; Aryav Thakur, 8; Oleksi Viazmetinov, 8; and Elizabeth Volovich, 10.
Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:
Aryav Thakur, 25-yard butterfly, 25.56; 25-yard backstroke, 23.38.
Natalia Sibug, 50-yard butterfly, 39.05.
Mitchell Pecci, 50-yard backstroke, 39.37.
Sofia Lugo, 25-yard freestyle, 17.88.
Alexis Christensen, 100-yard individual medley, 1:27.60.
Brandon Lozano, 25-yard breaststroke, 27.55.
IF YOU GO
What: SOFLO TYR Aviation Sizzler and Developmental Meet
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.
Of note: Admission is $4. Heat sheets are available free of charge on Meet Mobile and soflomeets.info/Aviation. For information call 954-538-3721.
Sharon Robb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org