SOFLO Swimmers Have Big Opening Day At Sunrise Holiday Champs; SOFLO Hosts Sprint Holiday TYR Classic On Saturday

By Sharon Robb

December 15, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club dominated opening day action at the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Friday at Sunrise Civic Center.

SOFLO won six age group events and turned in 18 best times. The boys won five events and had 12 time drops and girls won one event and had six time drops.

Fiorella Di Salvo, 10, led the girls with a win in the 7-10 500-yard freestyle in 6:17.67.

SOFLO girls with time drops were Mariana Pinto, Ava Kuznik, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Anastasia Lutz, Kaitlyn Consuegra and Alana Acevedo.

Pinto, 10, was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:22.44, dropping a full 1:07.57. She has six events remaining. Kuznik, 12, was fourth and dropped 1:06.83. Pitters-Hinds, 12, was seventh with a drop of 16.60 seconds. Lutz was eighth and dropped 18.07. Consuegra, 12, dropped 20.22 and finished ninth. Acevedo, 16, dropped 3.40.

The boys team’s individual winners in the 500-yard freestyle were: Samuel Bullen, 11-12, 6:06.35, time drop; Michael Arias, 13-14, 5:00.15; and in the 400-yard individual medley: Javier Colmenares, 11-12, 5:02.12, time drop; Joseph Lee, 13-14, 4:22.79; and Bryan Rivero, 15-18, 4:17.39, time drop.

Lee, Juan Colmenares, Brennan Binder and Christopher Hau swept the top four spots in the 13-14 400 IM.

SOFLO has the largest contingent at the three-day meet with 55 swimmers (32 boys and 23 girls) in 291 individual events and 11 relays.


South Florida Aquatic Club will host its final Florida Gold Coast meet of the year on Saturday with the Sprint Holiday TYR Classic.

Two sessions will be held–developmental sprints in the morning session at 8:30 a.m. and 8-and-under sprint championships at 11 a.m.

Eighty two SOFLO swimmers (45 girls and 37 boys) will compete in their Academic Village home pool in 354 individual events and five relays.


500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 6:17.67; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 6:22.44, time drop; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 5:20.61; SOFLO: 4. Ava Kuznik 6:02.26, time drop, 5. Kailey Smith 6:07.74, 7. Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 6:14.21, time drop, 8. Anastasia Lutz 6:24.53, time drop, 9. Kaitlyn Consuegra 6:30.06, time drop; 13-14, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 5:22.77; SOFLO: 11. Mia Escudero 6:01.87; 15-18, 1. Sam Bailey, SSC 5:16.00; SOFLO: 3. Alana Acevedo 5:48.39, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 4:44.91; 13-14, 1. Samantha Trodick, sUN 4:52.34; 15-18, 1. Sam Bailey, SSC 4:46.52.


500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 6:07.76; 11-12, 1. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 6:06.35, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Gavin Sheyda, 6:12.02, time drop, 5. Hashan Ekanayake 6:27.76; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 5:00.15; SOFLO: 3. Brennan Binder 5:19.05, time drop. 4. Alex Golding 5:23.85, time drop; 15-18, 1. John Bodden, SSC 4:36.74; SOFLO: 4. Ty Lezotte 5:23.15, time drop, 7. Ryan Alfonso 5:37.47, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 5:02.12, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Matthew Kim 5:22.44, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 4:22.79; SOFLO: 2. Juan Colmenares 4:31.59, time drop, 3. Brennan Binder 4:41.46, time drop, 4. Christopher Hau 4:53.79, time drop, 6. Juancamilo Rivero 5:05.99; 15-18, 1. Bryan Rivero, SOFLO 4:17.39, time drop.

WHAT: Holiday Champs
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday
SCHEDULE: Saturday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.
WHERE: Sunrise Civic Center Pool, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.
ADMISSION: $3 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For information call the Sunrise Swimming Office 954-747-4635.

WHAT: Sprint Holiday TYR Classic
WHEN: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
WHERE: Academic Village Swimming Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
ADMISSION: $5 per session. Heat sheets will be available free of charge online at classic and on Meet Mobile.

Sharon Robb can be reached at

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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