SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher Captures Overall Title At Swim Fort Lauderdale Beach


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, January 22, 2018—In less than ideal race conditions, Mallory Schleicher of South Florida Aquatic Club won the overall title Sunday in the Swim Fort Lauderdale Beach Open Water Mile Swim.

Schleicher, 14, of Cooper City won the overall, women’s and 13-14 age group titles in 22 minutes and 36.3.

The rising young star in open water swimming outsprinted Wellington’s Ashley Cozad, a 16-year-old, in 22:41.

One of the youngest swimmers in the field of 162 swimmers, Schleicher was first among 57 women and also won her age group that featured 10 swimmers including two who were unable to finish.

Schleicher was able to master extremely rough seas and strong current including an undertow that got the best of many good swimmers who were unable to finish despite wearing wet suits. There were wind gusts of 15 to 20-mile per hour, 5-foot waves and 73-degree weather.

SOFLO age group coach George Mersinger, 64, of Miramar was 88th overall, 59th among men and seventh in his age group in 38:26.

SOFLO masters swimmer Gina Grant, 20, of Pembroke Pines won the women’s division in the Special Olympics 1-Mile in 40:07 that would have placed her 98th out of 141 women swimmers.

The Ft. Lauderdale event is part of the South Florida Swim Series.

SUNDAY RESULTS

OVERALL: 1. Mallory Schleicher, South Florida Aquatic Club 22:36, 2. Ashley Cozad, Wellington 22:41, 3. Tom Debevec, Albuquerque, N.M. 23:26, 4. Alan Svensen, Aventura 23:36, 5. Andrew Farrell, Raleigh, N.C. 23:52, 6. Anna Auld, West Palm Beach 24:09, 7. Rylie Barnhardt, Fort Lauderdale 24:10, 8. Victor Mestre, Key Biscayne 24:49, 9. Samantha Trodick, Sunrise 25:05, 10. Yacceri Leal, North Miami Beach 25:10.

MEN: 1. Tom Debevec 23:26, 2. Alan Svensen 23:36, 3. Andrew Farrell 23:52, 4. Victor Mestre 24:49, 5. Yacceri Leal 25:10, 88. George Mersinger, SOFLO 38:26.

WOMEN: 1. Mallory Schleicher 22:36, 2. Ashley Cozad, 22:41, 3. Anna Auld 24:09, 4. Rylie Barnhardt 24:10, 5. Samantha Trodick 25:05.

ONE MILE SPECIAL OLYMPICS: WOMEN: 1. Gina Grant, South Florida Aquatic Club 40:07, 2. Julie Finlon 62:38; MEN: 1. Gregg Dedic 34:45, 2. Peter Vila 39:49, 3. Gianni Mercado 40:05.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo

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FGC Swimmer Izaak Bastian Wins Second Gold Medal On Final Day Of UANA Swimming Cup


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, January 21, 2018—Izaak Bastian of the Bahamas won his second gold medal on the final day of the UANA Swimming Cup Sunday at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The Bahamian national team member won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.37 in the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

The Florida State-bound and St. Andrew’s swimmer won the 50-meter breaststroke in 29.23 on Saturday. Bastian was also eighth in the 50-meter backstroke in 28.47 with a time drop of 2.23 seconds.

Bastian, 17, finished fifth in the 15-17 high point with 25 points. Mexico’s Guillermo Ruben Cruz Zuniga won the high point award with 57 points.

Curacao’s Chade Nersicio of East Coast Aquatic Club took two bronze medals in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:17.02 and 50-meter butterfly in 28.60. She was also 10th in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:00.36. Nersicio was fifth in high point with 24 points. Mexico’s Marie Ximena Conde Merlos won the high point title with 31 points.

Other Florida Gold Coast individual event finishers were:

Simone Vale, Jamaica, Pine Crest Swimming, eighth, 50-meter backstroke, 32.74, time drop; 22nd, 100-meter freestyle, 1:04.23.

Ireyra Tamayo, Panama, Azura, 11th, 50-meter backstroke 32.04, time drop of 0.75; seventh, 100-meter freestyle, 59.57; fifth, 50-meter butterfly, 29.93.

Adriana Gooding, Trinidad & Tobago, Azura, 11th, 50-meter butterfly, 31.38.

Gaby Banks, Jamaica, South Florida Aquatic Club, 15th, 100-meter freestyle, 1:01.47; 19th, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:30.97; 11th, 50-meter butterfly, 30.45, time drop of 0.33.

Annabella Lyn, Jamaica, Pine Crest Swimming, 16th, 50-meter backstroke, 32.73, time drop of 0.08; 12th, 100-meter freestyle, 1:00.76.

Victoria Abad Wood, Ecuador, Plantation Swim Team, 19th, 50-meter backstroke, 33.57; 42nd, 100-meter freestyle, 1:05.81; 27th, 50-meter butterfly, 32.84, time drop of 0.24.

Racine Ross, Trinidad & Tobago, Pine Crest Swimming, 20th, 50-meter backstroke, 33.65; 4th, 50-meter butterfly, 29.73.

Sebastian Lares, Panama, South Florida Aquatic Club, 16th, 50-meter backstroke, 32.09, time drop of 0.03; 10th, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:16.70, time drop of 2.64.

Nicholas Vale, Jamaica, Pine Crest Swimming, ninth, 50-meter backstroke, 28.49; 17th, 100-meter freestyle, 54.87.

Luis Bucaro, Guatemala, TS Aquatics, 20th, 100-meter freestyle, 54.94; 16th, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:17.38.

Gaby Banks of SOFLO and Nicholas Vale of Pine Crest Swimming were members of Jamaica’s fourth place mixed 15-17 4×50-meter freestyle relay that finished in 1:43.70, bettering its seed time of 1:47.40.

Other high point FGC swimmers were: 13-14 Girls, 21. Adriana Gooding, 3 points; 28. Simone Vale, 1; 15-17 Girls, 16. Ireyra Tamayo, Panama 13.50, 23. Racine Ross, Trinidad & Tobago 5 and Gaby Banks, Jamaica, 5; 15-17 Boys, 22. Nicholas Vale, Jamaica 8.

Mexico, early leaders the first two days, clinched the team title with 870 points. Brazil was second with 532 points and Argentina was third with 486.50.

The inaugural Union Americana de Natacion (UANA) meet is an international age group meet featuring swimmers competing in 2,325 individual events and 140 relays. The format is a dual meet between Central America, South America and Caribbean. Neither North Americans or Canadians are allowed to compete.

Each country was limited to a maximum of six girl and six boy swimmers per age group. Swimmers had no limit in event entries but only two swimmers from each country could score.

Swimmers competed in 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 boys and girls age group categories.

The meet served as one of the qualifiers for the Youth Olympic Games, Pan American Games and FINA World Championships. UANA is the regional governing body for aquatic sports in the Americas and has been in existence since 1948.

The countries participating were Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and St. Vincent.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TOP 10 TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mexico 870, 2. Brazil 532, 3. Argentina 486.50, 4. Colombia 202.50, 5. Barbados 181.50, 6. Bahamas 166, 7. Trinidad & Tobago 158, 8. Peru 155, 9. Cayman Islands 113.50, 10. Honduras 101.

GIRLS

50-meter backstroke:

11-12, 1. Luiza Lima, Brazil 33.30, 2. Keianna Moss, Bahamas 33.71, 3. Emilia Julieta Gutierrez Merino, Mexico 34.16; 13-14, 1. Athena Meneses Kpvacs, Mexico 30.74, 2. Celia Del Rocio Pulido Ortiz, Mexico 30.85, 3. Maria Jose Miranda Gallegos, Mexico 31.97; FGC: 8. Simone Vale, Jamaica 32.74, time drop; 15-17, 1. Andrea Sansores De La Fuente, Mexico 29.73, 2. Valentina Arce Paez, Argentina 30.00, 3. Andrea Marcel Hurtado, Peru 30.33; FGC: 11. Ireyra Tamayo, Panama 32.04, time drop, 16. Annabella Lyn, Jamaica 32.73, time drop, 19. Victoria Abad Wood, Ecuador 33.57, 20. Racine Ross, Trinidad & Tobago 33.65.

100-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Perola Santos, Brazil 1:02.25, 2. Sofia Desiree Laureano Perez, Mexico 1:03.17, 3. Luiza Lima, Brazil 1:03.23; 13-14, 1. Athena Meneses Kovacs, Mexico 58.15, 2. Fabiana Pesce, Venezuela 59.24, 3. Logan Watson-Brown, Bermuda 59.79; FGC: 22. Simone Vale, Jamaica 1:04.23; 15-17, 1. Julieta Lema, Argentina 57.12, 2. Delfina Pignatiello, Argentina 58.71, 3. Dalahi Meza Coronado, Mexico 59.11; FGC: 7. Ireyra Tamayo, Panama 59.57, 10. Chade Nersicio, Curacao 1:00.36, 12. Annabella Lyn 1:00.76, 15. Gaby Banks, Jamaica 1:01.47, 42. Victoria Abad Wood, Ecuador 1:05.81.

100-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Emily Santos, Panama 1:16.13, 2. Astrid Caballero, Peru 1:17.68, 3. Perola Santos, Brazil 1:21.67; 13-14, 1. Selene Alborzen, Argentina 1:14.29, 2. Katya Fonseca, Brazil 1:16.52, 3. Micaela Sierra, Uruguay 1:19.97; 15-17, 1. Maria Fernanda Jimenez Peon, Mexico 1:11.61, 2. Valenina Marcantonio, Argentina 1:12.41, 3. Chade Nersicio, Curacao 1:17.02; FGC: 19. Gaby Banks, Jamaica 1:30.97.

50-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Sofia Desiree Laureano Perez, Mexico 30.14, 2. Astrid Caballero, Peru 31.42, 3. Zoe Anthony, Trinidad & Tobago 31.44; 13-14, 1. Athena Meneses Kovacs, Mexico 28.18, 2. Celia Del Rocio Pulido Ortiz, Mexico 29.26, 3. Fabiana Pesce, Venezuela 29.27; FGC: 11. Adriana Gooding, Trinidad & Tobago 31.38; 15-17, 1. Lyon Lismar, Venezuela 27.97, 2. Valentina Becerra Quintanilla, Colombia 28.41, 3. Chade Nersicio, Curacao 28.60; FGC: 4. Racine Ross, Trinidad & Tobago 29.73, 5. Ireyra Tamayo, Panama 29.93, 11. Gaby Banks, Jamaica 30.45, time drop, 27. Victoria Abad Wood, Ecuador 32.84, time drop.

Mixed 4×50-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Brazil 1:50.06, 2. Mexico 1:53.70, 3. Honduras 1:59.34; 13-14, 1. Mexico 1:44.62, 2. Argentina 1:47.56, 3. Brazil 1:48.68; 15-17, 1. Mexico 1:41.38, 2. Colombia 1:42.90, 3. Argentina 1:43.35.

BOYS

50-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Zarek Wilson, Trinidad & Tobago 30.20, 2. Jose Miguel Nangullasmu Arellane, Mexico 31.80, 3. Simon Bermudez, Colombia 32.83; 13-14, 1. Lamar Taylor, Bahamas 28.62, 2. Gabriel Nascimento, Brazil 29.21, 3. Ramiro Faya, Argentina 29.33; FGC: 16. Sebastian Lares 32.09, time drop; 15-17, 1. Jack Kirby, Barbados 26.63, 2. Guillermo Ruben Cruz Zuniga, Mexico 26.73, 3. Matheus Zacharias, Brazil 27.16; FGC: 8. Izaak Bastian, Bahamas 28.47, time drop, 9. Nicholas Vale, Jamaica 28.49.

100-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Joao Pierre Campos, Brazil 56.57, 2. Zarek Wilson, Trindad & Tobago 58.30, 3. Emiliano Moreno Viera, Mexico 59.46; 13-14, 1. Victor Manuel Salcedo Carrillo, Mexico 54.00, 2. Gustavo Saldo, Brazil 54.24, 3. Lamar Taylor, Bahamas 54.77; 15-17, 1. Guillermo Ruben CruzZuniga, Mexico 51.17, 2. Santiago Aguilera Gonzalez, Colombia 51.71, 3. Matheus Zacharias, Brazil 51.96; FGC: 17. Nicholas Vale, Jamaica 54.87, 20. Luis Bucaro, Guatemala 54.94.

100-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Nigel Forbes, Bahamas 1:15.07, 2. Breno Baspo, Brazil 1:16.06, 3. Nathaniel Ochoa Neurouth, Mexico 1:18.91; 13-14, 1. Juan Bautista Carroccia, Argentina 1:05.86, 2. Rafael Rached, Brazil 1:07.32, 3. Maximiliano Vega Cuevas, Mexico 1:10.09; FGC: 10. Sebastian Lares, Panama 1:16.70, time drop; 15-17, 1. Izaak Bastian, Bahamas 1:04.37, 2. Kevin Diaz Wurg, Argentina 1:05.51, 3. Jose David Solis, Costa Rica 1:06.02; FGC: 16. Luis Bucaro, Guatemala 1:17.38.

50-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Joao Pierre Campos, Brazil 28.08, 2. Gossmann Christiopher, Guatemala 28.36, 3. Nigel Forbs, Bahamas 28.68; 13-14, 1. Gabriel Dias, Brazil 26.46, 2. Lamar Taylor, Bahamas 26.59, 3. Joao Pedro Altoe, Brazil 27.04; 15-17, 1. Guillermo Ruben Cruz Zuniga, Mexico 24.95, 2. Kael Yorke, Trinidad & Tobago 25.52, 3. Mauricio Payne, Curacao 25.74.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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Florida State-Bound Izaak Bastian Wins Gold Medal On Day Two Of UANA Swimming Cup


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, January 20, 2018—Bahamian national team member Izaak Bastian won the 50-meter breaststroke in 29.23 to highlight action on Day Two of the UANA Swimming Cup at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The Florida State-bound sprinter has trained with St. Andrew’s Swimming since his freshman year. He has represented the Bahamas since he was 11 at CARIFTA, CCCAN, Commonwealth Youth Games, Junior Pan Pacs and FINA Junior World Championships.

The Florida Gold Coast’s top finisher won the 100-yard breaststroke title in 54.54 in his final high school state meet appearance. He set county and school records in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.19, second-fastest in state history. He was state runner-up in the 50-yard freestyle in 20.50.

Bastian has his sights set on the 2020 Summer Olympics.

“It’s the pinnacle, a great opportunity to show what the Bahamas has to offer,” Bastian said. “We’re not just a small group of islands, we can produce world-class athletes. To make it would just mean the world.”

Bastian has two events remaining on the third and final day of the UANA Swimming Cup, the 50-meter backstroke and 100-meter breaststroke.

Another top FGC finisher was Jamaica’s Nicholas Vale of Pine Crest Swimming who took a bronze medal in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:56.85. He has the 50-meter backstroke and 100-meter freestyle left to swim. Vale was also seventh in the 100-meter butterfly in 57.91, ninth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:01.20 and 13th in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:59.49.

Other Florida Gold Coast finishers were:

Adriana Gooding, Trinidad & Tobago, Azura, sixth, 400-meter individual medley, 5:27.73; 19th, 200-meter freestyle, 2:19.73; 10th, 100-meter backstroke, 1:11.49. Gooding was a member of the eight place 4-x100 meter freestyle relay that finished in 4:34.58 with teammates Regan Allen, Brianna Bocage and DeNicha Lewis.

Ireyra Tamayo, Panama, Azura, sixth, 100-meter butterfly, 1:05.44; eighth, 100-meter backstroke, 1:07.93, time drop of 1.10.

Chade Nersicio, Curacao, East Coast Aquatic Club, eighth, 100-meter butterfly, 1:05.97; fifth, 50-meter breaststrke, 35.37.

Annabella Lyn, Jamaica, Pine Crest Swimming, 10th, 100-meter butterfly, 1:7.50; 11th, 200-meter freestyle, 2:14.69.

Racine Ross, Trinidad & Tobago, Pine Crest Swimming, 13th, 400-meter individual medley, 5:47.59; 11th, 100-meter butterfly, 1:07.98; 30th, 100-meter backstroke 1:17.61.

Gaby Banks, Jamaica, South Florida Aquatic Club, 17th, 100-meter butterfly, 1:11.34, time drop of 0.12; 13th, 50-meter breaststroke, 37.68.

Simone Vale, Jamaica, Pine Crest Swimming, 18th, 100-meter butterfly, 1:11.51; 25th, 200-meter freestyle, 2:24.55; 11th, 100-meter backstroke, 1:12.84.

Victoria Abad Wood, Ecuador, Plantation Swim Team, 22nd, 200-meter freestyle, 2:20.72, time drop of 1.48; 19th, 100-meter backstroke, 1:12.76.

Sebastian Lares, Panama, South Florida Aquatic Club, ninth, 400-meter individual medley, 5:14.78; 17th, 100-meter backstroke, 1:09.82.

Luis Bucaro, Guatemala, TS Aquatics, ninth, 200-meter freestyle, 1:58.70, time drop of 0.05; 20th, 100-meter backstoke, 1:05.70.

Daniel Jacobs, Aruba, Pine Crest Swimming, 15th, 200-meter freestyle, 2:01.16.

Annabella Lyn and Gaby Banks were teammates on Jamaica’s fourth-place 4×100-meter freestyle relay that finished in 4:07.34 along with Britney Williams and Shaun Jackson.

Ireyra Tamayo led off Panama’s fifth-place 4×100-meter freestyle relay in 4:08.62 with teammates Larissa Bueno, Marialuisa Avila and Mariana Navarrete.

Racine Ross was a member of Trinidad & Tobago’s eighth-place 4×100-meter freestyle relay in 4:21.87 with teammates Jada Chatoor, Deshor Edwards and Danielle Williams.

Mexico and Brazil remain in the top two spots after two days of competition. Mexico leads with 278 points followed by Brazil with 173. Argentina is third with 154.

The inaugural Union Americana de Natacion (UANA) meet is an international age group meet featuring swimmers competing in 2,325 individual events and 140 relays. The format is a dual meet between Central America, South America and Caribbean. Neither North Americans or Canadians are allowed to compete.

Each country is limited to a maximum of six girl and six boy swimmers per age group. Swimmers have no limit in event entries but only two swimmers from each country can score.

Swimmers are competing in 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 boys and girls age group categories.

The meet is also serving as one of the qualifiers for the Youth Olympic Games, Pan American Games and FINA World Championships. UANA is the regional governing body for aquatic sports in the Americas and has been in existence since 1948.

The countries participating are Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and St. Vincent.

The three-day meet concludes Sunday with timed finals beginning at 10:20 a.m. followed by time trials at 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TOP 10 TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mexico 278, 2. Brazil 173, 3. Argentina 154, 4. Colombia 53.50, 5. Peru 53, 6. Barbados 51.50, 7. Trinidad & Tobago 43, 8. Honduras 38, 9. Bahamas 31, 10. Caman Islands 30.

GIRLS

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Selene Alborzen, Argentina 5:00.86, 2. Ana Hussman, Argentina 5:04.83, 3. Paulina Sansores Vega, Mexico 5:16.68; FGC: 6. Adriana Gooding, Trinidad & Tobago 5:27.73; 15-17, 1. Marie Ximena Conde Merlos, Mexico 5:00.79, 2. Andrea Marcel Hurtado, Peru 5:02.89, 3. Delfina Dini, Argentina 5:10.60; FGC: 13. Racine Ross, Trinidad & Tobago 5:47.59.

100-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Sofia Desiree Laureano Perez, Mexico 1:06,76, 2. Dahlia Divana Jimenez Saldana, Mexico 1:09.19, 3. Ariana Martins, Brazil 1:09.48; 13-14, 1. Athena Meneses Kovacs, Mexico 1:02.65, 2. Celia Del Rocio Pulido Ortiz, Mexico 1:04.73, 3. Emily MacDonald, Jamaica 1:05.86; FGC: 18. Simone Vale, Jamaica 1:11.51; 15-17, 1. Valentina Becerra Quintanilla, Colombia 1:01.82, 2. Lyon Lismar, Venezuela 1:01.85, 3. Karen Durango Restrepo, Colombia 1:05.04; FGC: 6. Ireyra Tamayo, Panama 1:05.44, 8. Chade Nersicio, Curacao 1:05.97, 10. Annabella Lyn, Jamaica 1:07.50, 11. Racine Ross, Trinidad & Tobago 1:07.98, 17. Gaby Banks, Jamaica 1:11.34, time drop.

200-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Luiza Lima, Brazil 2:15.27, 2. Tania Jaqueline Naranjo Carballeda, Mexico 2:15.38, 3. Belem Santaolaya Tivera, Mexico 2:16.87; 13-14, 1. Athena Meneses Kovacs, Mexico 2:08.70, 2. Ana Hussman, Argentina 2:08.93, 3. Daniela Arely Flores Bautista, Mexico 2:09.34; FGC: 19. Adriana Gooding, Trinidad & Tobago 2:19.73, 25. Simone Vale, Jamaica 2:24.55; 15-17, 1. Delfina Pignatiello, Argentina 2:06.86, 2. Delfina Dini, Argentina 2:07.94, 3. Delahi Meza Coronado, Mexico 2:08.30; FGC: 11. Annabella Lyn, Jamaica 2:14.69, 22. Victoria Abad Wood, Ecuador 2:20.72, time drop.

50-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Emily Santos, Panama 35.15, 2. Astrid Caballero, Paraguay 35.44, 3. Perola Santos, Brazil 35.47; 13-14, 1. Selene Alborzen, Argentina 34.03, 2. Orenella Copes, Argentina 35.53, 3. Jamilah Hepburn, Bahamas 35.65; 15-17, 1. Maria Fernanda Jimenez Peon, Mexico 32.90, 2. Valenina Marcantonio, Argentina 32.92, 3. Julieta Lema, Argentina 33.82; FGC: 5. Chade Nersicio, Curacao 35.37, 13. Gaby Banks, Jamaica 37.68.

100-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Luna Torre Ayala, Mexico 1:11.38, 2. Emilia Julieta Gutierrez Merino, Mexico 1:11.62, 3. Keianna Moss, Bahamas 1:12.50; 13-14, 1. Celia Del Rocio Pulido Ortiz, Mexico 1:06.07, 2. Athena Meneses Kovacs, Mexico 1:06.23, 3. Nicole Ximena Casariego, Peru 1:08.27; FGC: 10. Adriana Gooding, Trinidad & Tobago 1:11.49, 11. Simone Vale, Jamaica 1:12.84; 15-17, 1. Andea Marcel Hurtado, Peru 1:05.10, 2. Valentina Arce Paez, Argentina 1:05.12, 3. Laura Melo Barrera, Colombia 1:05.31l FGC: 8.Ireyra Tamayo, Panama 1:07.93, time drop, 19. Victoria Abad Wood, Ecuador 1:12.76, 30. Racine Ross, Trinidad & Tobago 1:17.61.

4×50-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Brazil 1:55.90, 2. Mexico 1:57.68, 3. Virgin Islands 2:05.25.

4×100-meter freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. Mexico 4:04.94, 2. Argentina 4:11.25, 3. Peru 4:18.66; 15-17, 1. Argentina 4:00.63, 2. Mexico 4:03.74, 3. Colombia 4:04.91.

BOYS
400-meter individual medley:

13-14, 1. Maximiliano Vega Cuevas, Mexico 4:46.10, 2. Roan Baker, Barbados 4:56.55, 3. Manolo Rodriguez, Argentina 4:58.47; FGV: 9. Sebastian Lares, Panama 5:14.78; 15-17, 1. Jose David Solis, Costa Rica 4:36.22, 2. Nicolas Weigandt, Argentina 4:37.32, 3. Nicholas Vale, Jamaica 4:56.85.

100-meter butterfly:

11-12, 1. Joao Pierre Campos, Brazil 1:02.02, 2. Nigel Forbes, Bahamas 1:03.34, 3. Zarek Wilson, Trinidad & Tobago 1:03.48; 13-14, 1. Gustavo Saldo, Brazil 57.61, 2. Gabriel Dias, Brazil 58.09, 3. Manuel Carrasco, Argentina 59.32; 15-17, 1. Guillermo Ruben Cruz Zuniga, Mexico 56.01, 2. Alvaro Octavio Ibarra Reyes, Mexico 56.21, 3. Kael Yoke, Trinidad & Tobago 56.53; FGC: 7. Nicholas Vale, Jamaica 57.91.

200-meter freestyle:

11-12, 1. Joao Pierre Campos, Brazil 2:04.05, 2. Emiliano Moreno Viera, Mexico 2:07.13, 3. Zarek Wilson, Trinidad & Tobago 2:09.05; 13-14, 1. Gustavo Saldo, Brazil 1:58.56, 2. Maximiliano Vega Cuevas, Mexico 2:01.13, 3. Jesus Antonio Del Rosal Marquez, Mexico 2:02.10; 15-17, 1. Juan Morales Restrepo, Colombia 1:52.43, 2. Joaquin Daniel Vargas, Peru 1:55.22, 3. Lucas Alba, Argentina 1:55.69; FGC: 9 Luis Bucaro, Guatemala 1:58.70, time drop, 13. Nicholas Vale, Jamaica 1:59.49, 15. Daniel Jacobs, Aruba 2:01.16.

50-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Nigel Forbes, Bahamas 34.20, 2. Juan David Valverde Sanchez, Mexico 35.56, 3. Nathaniel Ochoa Neuroth, Mexico 35.70; 13-14, 1. Juan Bautista Carroccia, Argentina 30.74, 2. Rafael Rached, Brazil 30.85, 3. McCallum Clarke, Barbados 31.74; 15-17, 1. Izaak Bastian, Bahamas 29.23, 2. Guillermo Ruben Cruz Zuniga, Mexico 29.33, 3. Andres Martijena Diaz, Dominican Republic 30.19.

100-meter backstroke
11-12, 1. Zarek Wilson, Trinidad & Tobago 1:07.63, 2. Jose Miguel Nangullasmu Arellane, Mexico 1:08.80, 3. Simon Bermudez, Colombia 1:11.08; 13-14, 1. Gabriel Nascimento, Brazil 1:02.12, 2. Tristan Pragnell, Barbados 1:02.23, 3. Ramiro Faya, Argentina 1:02.38; FGC: 17. Sebastian Lares 1:09.82; 15-17, 1. Jack Kirby, Barbados 56.34, 2. Guillermo Ruben Cruz Zuniga, Mexico 58.80, 3. Anthony Rincon Velasco, Colombia 59.25; FGC: 9. Nicholas Vale, Jamaica 1:01.20, 20. Luis Bucaro, Guatemala 1:05.70.

4×50-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Brazil 1:48.13, 2. Mexico 1:54.80, 3. Honduras 1:58.26.

4×100-meter freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. Brazil 3:43.29, 2. Mexico 3:45.65, 3. Argentina 3:49.10.

IF YOU GO

What: UANA Swimming Cup.

When: Sunday, 10:20 am timed finals. Warm-ups 8:30 a.m.

Where: Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions, Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs

Of note: Swimmers from the Central American & Caribbean (CCCAN) and South American Swimming Confederations (CONSANAT) will compete and try to qualify for various major meets including the Pan American Games. For more information, call 954-340-5032.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Chade Nersicio Top FGC Finisher On Day One Of UANA Swimming Cup; SOFLO’s Gaby Banks Takes Fourth


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, January 19, 2018—Curacao national record holder Chade Nersicio was the top Florida Gold Coast finisher on opening day of the UANA Swimming Cup at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Nersicio, 16, of East Coast Aquatic Club, holder of nine national records, was second in the 15-17 50-meter freestyle in 26.72, just off her national record of 26.45 set at the July 2017 CCAN meet in Trinidad & Tobago.

Nersicio, a junior at Trinity Christian School in Lake Worth, earned two silvers and two bronze medals and led her team to a fourth place finish at the FHSAA State 1A meet last November, four months after competing in the 2017 FINA World Championships in Hungary.

Nersicio has the 100-meter butterfly and 50-meter breaststroke left to swim in the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Jamaica’s Gaby Banks of South Florida Aquatic Club was fourth in the 50-meter freestyle in 27.31. Banks was also 32nd in the 200-meter individual medley, 2:43.04.

Nersicio and Banks are among fourteen FGC swimmers representing their native countries. Other FGC finishers were:

Ireyra Tamayo, Panama, Azura, fifth, 200-meter indivdual medley, 2:28.78, time drop of 1.12 seconds; 10th, 50-meter freestyle, 28.11.

Emily Santos, Panama, Azura, eighth, 200-meter individual medley, 2:45.88, time drop of 6.46 seconds.

Adriana Gooding, Trinidad & Tobago, Azura, 11th, 200-meter individual medley, 2:36.43.

Simone Vale, Jamaica, Pine Crest Swimming, 13th, 400-meter freestyle, 4:58.19; 13th, 200-meter individual medley, 2:39.71.

Annabella Lyn, Jamaica, Pine Crest, 13th, 200-meter individual medley, 2:32.52, time drop of 4.28 seconds; 14th, 50-meter freestyle, 28.39.

Victoria Abad Wood, Ecuador, Plantation Swim Team, 25th, 200-meter individual medley, 2:40.42, time drop of 3.63 seconds; 29th, 50-meter freestyle, 29.51.

Luis Bucaro, Guatemala, TS Aquatics, ninth, 400-meter freestyle, 4:12.12, time drop of 1.49 seconds; ninth, 200-meter individual medley, 2:18.75.

Daniel Jacobs, Aruba, Pine Crest Swimming, 13th, 400-meter freestyle, 4:16.74; 31st, 50-meter freestyle, 26.01.

Nicholas Vale, Jamaica, Pine Crest Swimming, 15th, 400-meter freestyle, 4:20.19; 10th, 200-meter individual medley, 2:18.79.

Sebastian Lares, Panama, South Florida Aquatic Club, 16th, 400-meter freestyle, 4:36.01; 16th, 200-meter individual medley, 2:29.21.

Racine Ross, Trinidad & Tobago, Pine Crest Swimming, 33rd, 200-meter individual medley, 2:43.08.

Gooding also led off Trinidad & Tobago’s 13-14 4×50-meter medley relay that finished fifth in 2:15.09 along with teammates Brianna Bocage, Regan Allen and DeNicha Lewis. Her backstroke split was 33.94.

Ireyra Tamayo anchored Panama’s 15-17 fourth place 4×50-meter medley relay that finished in 2:08.56 with teammates Larissa Bueno, Andrea Valdes and Marialuisa Avila. Tamayo’s split was 27.35.

Banks and Lyn were members of Jamaica’s 15-17 4×50-meter medley relay that placed sixth in 2:09.56 with teammates Brianna Anderson and Naomi Eaton.

Ross swam on Trinidad & Tobago’s 15-17 seventh place 4×50-meter medley relay in 2:11.35 with teammates Jada Chatoor, Ileana Bocage and Daniella Williams.

Brazil and Mexico were the top team finishers on opening day. Mexico had nine wins in various age group races and Brazil won seven.

The inaugural Union Americana de Natacion (UANA) meet is an international age group meet featuring swimmers competing in 2,325 individual events and 140 relays. The format is a dual meet between Central America, South America and Caribbean. Neither North Americans or Canadians are allowed to compete.

Each country is limited to a maximum of six girl and six boy swimmers per age group. Swimmers have no limit in event entries but only two swimmers from each country can score.

Swimmers are competing in 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 boys and girls age group categories.

The meet is also serving as one of the qualifiers for the Youth Olympic Games, Pan American Games and FINA World Championships. UANA is the regional governing body for aquatic sports in the Americas and has been in existence since 1948.

The countries participating are Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and St. Vincent.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with timed finals beginning at 10:20 a.m. followed by time trials at 3:30 p.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Tania Jaqueline Naranjo Carballeda, Mexico 4:44.17, 2. Belem Santaolaya Rivera, Mexico 4:51.47, 3. Tyara Ramos, Brazil 4:51.52; 13-14, 1. Ana Hussman, Argentina 4:30.76, 2. Daniela Arely Flores Bautista, Mexico 4:33.77, 3. Lucia Gauna, Argentina 4:34.06; FGC: 13. Simone Vale, Jamaica 4:58.19; 15-17, 1. Delfina Pignatiello, Argentina 4:19.32, 2. Delfina Dini, Argentina 4:23.72, 3. Marie Ximena Conde Merlos, Mexico 4:30.71.

200-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Emilia Julieta Gutierrez Merino, Mexico 2:36.33, 2. Sofia Desiree Laureano Perez, Mexico 2:36.57, 3. Luiza Lima, Brazil 2:38.19; FGC: 8. Emily Santos, Panama 2:45.88, time drop; 13-14, 1. Selene Alborzen, Argentina 2:23.78, 2. Athena Meneses Kovacs, Mexico 2:25.26, 3. Maria Jose Miranda Gallegos, Mexico 2:27.41; FGC: 11. Adriana Gooding, Trinidad & Tobago 2:36.43, 13. Simone Vale, Jamaica 2:39.71; 15-17, 1. Andrea Marcel Hurtado, Perui 2:24.19, 2. Marie Ximena Conde Merlos, Mexico 2:4.62, 3. Valentina Arce Paez, Argentina 2:27.01; FGC: 5. Ireyra Tamayo, Panama 2:28.78, time drop, 13. Annabella Lyn, Jamaica 2:32.52, time drop, 25. Victoria Abad Wood, Ecuador 2:40.42, time drop;32. Gaby Banks, Jamaica 2:43.04, 33. Racine Ross, Trinidad & Tobago 2:43.08.

50-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Perola Santos, Brazil 28.77, 2. Luiza Lima, Brazil 29.36, 3. Sofia Desiree Laureano Perez, Mexico 29.37; 13-14, 1. Fabiana Pesce, Venezuela 27.10, 2. Athena Meneses Kovacs, Mexico 27.10, 3. Emily MacDonald, Jamaica 27.42; 15-17, 1. Julieta Lema, Argentina 26.16, 2. Chade Nersicio, Curacao 26.72, 3. Lyon Lismar, Venezuela 26.79; FGC: 4. Gaby Banks, Jamaica 27.31, 10. Ireyra Tamayo, Panama 28.11, 14. Annabella Lyn, Jamaica 28.39, 29. Victoria Abad Wood, Ecuador 29.52.

4×50-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Brazil 2:15.66, 2. Mexico 2:17.36, 3. Honduras 2:21.63; 13-14, 1. Mexico 2:03.39, 2. Argentina 2:05.71, 3. Peru 2:12.63; 15-17, 1. Argentina 1:59.72, 2. Mexico 2:02.65, 3. Colombia 2:04.43.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Joao Pierre Campos, Brazil 4:21.80, 2. Emiliano Moreno Viera, Mexico 4:26.34, 3. Zarek Wilson, Trinidad & Tobago 4:33.49; 13-14, 1. Gustavo Saldo, Brazil 4:12.55, 2. Maximilliano Vega Cuevas, Mexico 4:14.84, 3. Juan Jose Bolanos, Costa Rica 4:16.38; FGC: 16. Sebastian Lares, Panama 4:36.01; 15-17, 1. Juan Morales Restrepo, Colombia 4:02.03, 2. Lucas Alba, Argentina 4:03.87, 3. Gonzalo Garay, Argentina 4:05.71; FGC: 9. Luis Bucaro, Guatemala 4:12.12, time drop, 13. Daniel Jacobs 4:16.74, 15. Nicholas Vale, Jamaica 4:20.19.

200-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Emiliano Moreno Viera, Mexico 2:28.81, 2. Joao Pedro Afonso, Brazil 2:29.07, 3. Zarek Wilson, Trinidad & Tobago 2:31.50; 13-14, 1. Maximilliano Vega Cuevas, Mexico 2:14.52, 2. Roan Barker, Barbados 2:18.23, 3. Manolo Rodriguez, Argentina 2:18.44; FGC: 16. Sebastian Lares, Panama 2:29.21; 15-17, 1. Axel Salgado Salinas, Mexico 2:10.95, 2. Jose David Solis, Costa Rica 2:11.31, 3. Nicolas Weigandt, Argentina 2:12.47; FGC: 9. Luis Bucaro, Guatemala 2:18.75, 10. Nicholas Vale, Jamaica 2:18.79.

50-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Joao Pierre Campos, Brazil 26.57, 2. Zarek Wilson, Trinidad & Tobago 27.32, 3. Vitor Pelissari, Brazil 27.44; 13-14, 1. Victor Manuel Salcedo Carrillo, Mexico 24.56, 2. Lamar Taylor, Bahamas 24.57, 3. Joao Pedro Altoe, Brazil 24.83; 15-17, 1. Guillermo Rueben Cruz Zuniga, Mexico 23.54, 2. Matheus Zacharias, Brazil 23.88, 3. Izaak Bastian, Bahamas 24.08; FGC: 31. Daniel Jacobs, Aruba 26.01.

4×50-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Brazil 2:04.84, 2. Mexico 2:07.67, 3. Honduras 2:16.63; 13-14, 1. Brazil 1:52.77, 2. Argentina 1:53.09, 3. Mexico 1:58.00; 15-17, 1. Mexico 1:48.97, 2. Colombia 1:50.51, 3. Barbados 1:51.99.

IF YOU GO

What: UANA Swimming Cup.

When: Saturday-Sunday, 10:20 am timed finals each day. Warm-ups 8:30 a.m.

Where: Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions, Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs

Of note: Swimmers from the Central American & Caribbean (CCCAN) and South American Swimming Confederations (CONSANAT) will compete and try to qualify for various major meets including the Pan American Games. For more information, call 954-340-5032.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Sebastian Lares, FGC Swimmers Among Field For This Weekend’s UANA Swimming Cup.


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, January 17, 2018—Sebastian Lares of South Florida Aquatic Club and several other Florida Gold Coast swimmers will be among a field of nearly 400 swimmers from 33 countries for this weekend’s UANA Swimming Cup at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The inaugural Union Americana de Natacion (UANA) meet is an international age group meet featuring swimmers competing in 2,325 individual events and 140 relays. The format will be a dual meet between Central America, South America and Caribbean. Neither North Americans or Canadians are allowed to compete.

Each country is limited to a maximum of six girl and six boy swimmers per age group. Swimmers have no limit in event entries but only two swimmers from each country can score.

Swimmers are competing in 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 boys and girls age group categories.

Lares will be joined by several Florida Gold Coast swimmers including SOFLO teammate Gaby Banks of Jamaica, Azura Florida Aquatics’ Adriana Gooding of Trinidad & Tobago and Panama’s Emily Santos and Ireyra Tamayo and Pine Crest Swimming’s Andrea Santander of Venezuela, Daniel Jacobs of Aruba, Nicholas and Simone Vale and Annabella Lyn of Jamaica and Racine Ross of Trinidad & Tobago; TS Aquatics’ Luis Bucaro of Guatemala;St. Andrew’s Swimming’s Izaak Bastian of the Bahamas; Curacao’s Chade Nersicio of East Coast Aquatics and Ecuador’s Victoria Abad Wood of Plantation Swim Team in the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Lares will compete in six 13-14 events: 400-meter freestyle, 200- and 400-meter individual medley, 50- and 100-meter backstroke and 100-meter breaststroke.

Santander is seeded first in the 15-17 200-meter individual medley in 2:20.47. She is also entered in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly and 100-meter backstroke.

Timed final competition begins each day at 10:20 a.m.

The meet will also serve as one of the qualifiers for the Youth Olympic Games, Pan American Games and FINA World Championships. UANA is the regional governing body for aquatic sports in the Americas and has been in existence since 1948.

IF YOU GO

What: UANA Swimming Cup.

When: Friday-Sunday, 10:20 am timed finals each day. Warm-ups 8:30 a.m.

Where: Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions, Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs

Of note: Swimmers from the Central American & Caribbean (CCCAN) and South American Swimming Confederations (CONSANAT) will compete and try to qualify for various major meets including the Pan American Games. For more information, call 954-340-5032.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Porven, Arias Lead SOFLO On Final Day Of GCST Winter Open In Fort Myers


By Sharon Robb

FORT MYERS, January 15, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers returned home after a good showing at the GCST Winter Open Sunday at Florida Gulf Coast Aquatics Center.

Giada Porven, 9, ended her successful run with three more wins and one best time. Porven won the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 36.81 and won the 50-yard butterfly in 34.43 and 200-yard freestyle in 2:23.22. She finished the three-day meet with six wins, one second place, two best times and 61 high points.

Arias, 14, led the boys team with back-to-back wins in the 50-yard freestyle. He won the 13-14 age group in 22.88 and open division against stronger and older competition in 22.76. Arias was also second in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 58.08. Arias finished with 34 high points for three wins and one second place.

South Florida Aquatic Club won the 11-12 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:53.13 with Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Lucas Porven, Hashan Ekanayake and Samuel Bullen.

SOFLO also won the 11-12 200-yard medley relay in 2:07.25 with Marvan Ekanayake, Samuel Bullen, Lucas Porven and Diego Nazario-Vazquez.

SOFLO’s other top four finishers were:

Molly Golding, second, 200-yard individual medley, 2:13.56; third, 100-yard butterfly, 1:01.99, time drop.

Alexis Christensen, second, 200-yard freestyle, 2:07.95.

Mallory Schleicher, second, 1,000-yard freestyle, 10:45.65; third, 200-yard individual medley, 2:18.91.

Samuel Bullen, second, 200-yard breaststroke, 33.03; third, 50-yard backstroke, 32.78, time drop; fourth, 50-yard freestyle, 26.97; fourth, 50-yard butterfly, 31.31, time drop.

Sarah Vasquez, third, 50-yard backstroke, 39.98, time drop.

Lucas Porven, third, 100-yard individual medley, 1:09.77, time drop; third, 200-yard freestyle, 2:09.16, time drop.

Moises Rodriguez, third, 100-yard backstroke, 1:00.72, time drop.

Natalia Sibug, fourth, 50-yard breaststroke, 37.40.

SOFLO had 30 swimmers, 16 girls and 14 boys compete in 194 individual events and four relay events.

The field featured thirteen teams including teams SOFLO does not compete against on a regular basis. In addition to SOFLO, teams were Blue Wave Swimming, Carrollwood, Charlotte County, Cyclones, Florida Elite, Greater Tampa Association, host Gulf Coast, Plantation, Swim Florida, Sky Family YMCA Hurricanes and Tornadoes.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Swim Florida A 1:23.56, 2. Carrollwood Village 1:25.19.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Swim Florida A 2:16.93; 11-12, 1. Greater Tampa A 1:52.55; SOFLO: 2. SOFLO A 1:53.05 (Alexis Christensen, Anastasia Lutz, Kaitlyn Barrios, Hartley Pitters-Hinds); Open, 1. tie, Greater Tampa A 1:42.63, Greater Tampa B 1:42.63, 3. Swim Florida 1:46.25

100-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 1:06.85; SOFLO: 9. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:13.65, time dop, 16. Anastasia Lutz 1:16.77, time drop, 17, Reagan Lowe 1:17.75, time drop, 27. Kaitlyn Consuegra 1:22.49, time drop, 28. Carleigh Schleicher 1:22.92, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Nicole Rodriguez, SWIM 2:13.02; SOFLO: 2. Molly Golding 2:13.56, 3. Mallory Schleicher 2:18.91, 18. Jena Legaspi 2:31.13, 24. Mia Escudero 2:37.03, 29. Emma Twombly 2:43.54, Open, 1. Ella Bathurst, GTSA 2:12.34, 2. Lisa Cottage-Ramnick, SWIM 2:14.69, 3. Ella Marlow, GTSA 2:14.99.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 36.81, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Sarah Vasquez 39.98, time drop; 11-12, 1. Kaylee Walls, SKY 31.72; SOFLO: 6. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 33.81, 7. Alexis Christensen 33.82, time drop, 10. Natalia Sibug 34.73, time drop, 12. Reagan Lowe 35.29, time drop, 16. Kaitlyn Barrios 36.19.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Reagan Flynn, GTSA 1:01.68; SOFLO: 8. Jena Legaspi 1:07.72, 23. Valeria Garcia 1:19.31, time drop; Open, 1. Morgan Tankersley, GTSA 1:01.47.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Adrianna DiNofa, SKY 31.54; SOFLO: 7. Sarah Vasquez 33.79, time drop; 11-12, 1. Aexa Brown, BW 26.70; SOFLO: 7. Anastasia Lutz 28.58, time drop, 10. Alexis Christensen 29.06, 17. Natalia Sibug 30.02, 29. Kaitlyn Consuegra 33.18, 31. Carleigh Schleicher 33.60; 13-14, 1. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 24.61; SOFLO: 10. Molly Golding 26.78, time drop, 13. Mallory Schleicher 27.51, 31. Jena Legaspi 29.78, 36. Valeria Garcia 30.03; Open, 1. Morgan Tankersley, GTSA 24.86; SOFLO: 32. Mia Escudero 29.11.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Adrianna DiNofa, SKY 42.29; 11-12, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 34.50; SOFLO: 4. Natalia Sibug 37.40, 5. Kaitlyn Barrios 37.57, time drop, 12. Anastasia Lutz 39.36, time drop, 17. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 43.27, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Kelsey Swartout, GCST 2:37.14; SOFLO: 13. Valeria Garcia 3:05.34; Open, 1. Ella Bathurst, GTSA 2:25.66.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 34.43; SOFLO: 8. Sarah Vasquez 40.27, time drop; 11-12, 1. Carrie Aylward, CCS 30.58; SOFLO: 5. Alexis Christensen 33.47, 6. Hartley Pitters-Hind 33.93, 8. Reagan Lowe 34.15, time drop, 13. Carleigh Schleicher 36.39, time drop, 16. Kaitlyn Consuegra 39.83.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 57.90; SOFLO: 3. Molly Golding 1:01.99, time drop, 11. Mallory Schleicher 1:05.80, time drop, 19. Mia Escudero 1:10.91, 28. Valeria Garcia 1:18.42, time drop; Open, 1. Ella Marlow, GTSA 58.84.

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Swim Florida A 2:39.39; 11-12, 1. Greater Tampa A 2:06.63, 2. Swim Florida A 2:13.67, 3. SOFLO A 2:14.94 (Reagan Lowe, Natalia Sibug, Alexis Christensen, Hartley Pitters-Hinds); Open, 1. Swim Florida B 1:54.11, 2. Greater Tampa B 1:54.53, 3. Swim Florida A 1:56.02.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 2:23.22; 11-12, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 2:07.69; SOFLO: 2. Alexis Christensen 2:07.95, 12. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 2:20.57, time drop, 15. Reagan Lowe 2:21.93, time drop, 18. Anastasia Lutz 2:28.84, time drop, 21. Kaitlyn Consuegra 2:34.36.

1,000-yard freestyle:
1. Morgan Tankersley, GTSA 10:30.67, SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 10:45.65.

BOYS

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Swim Florida A 1:29.41.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Gulf Coast 2:01.65; 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 1:53.13 (Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Lucas Porven, Hashan Ekanayake, Samuel Bullen), 2. Swim Florida A 1:56.13, 3. Swim Florida B 2:08.58; Open, 1. Blue Wave 1:32.07, 2. Swim Florida 1:35.25, 3. Greater Tampa A 1:36.70.

100-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Tonio Hensel, CCS 1:04.14, SOFLO: 3. Lucas Porven 1:09.77, time drop, 7. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:13.03, time drop, 20. Marvin Ekanayake 1:22.12, 21. Hashan Ekanayake 1:23.23.

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Tommy Nagle, GTSA 2:08.29; SOFLO: 10. Moises Rodriguez 2:19.75, 11. Juancamilo Rivero 2:21.69, time drop, 14. Chris Vasquez 2:24.51, 18. Logan Gonzalez 2:26.46; Open, 1. Kyle Trelka, BW 2:03.58.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Will Habermeyer, GTSA 35.95; SOFLO: 17. Alex Viazmetinov 44.94, time drop, 28. Preston Christensen 55.13; 11-12, 1. Aidan Clements, SWIM 30.56; SOFLO: 3. Samuel Bullen 32.78, time drop, 5. Marvan Ekanayake 35.24, 10. Hashan Ekanayake 36.41, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Calder Barrick, SKY 58.46; SOFLO: 3. Moises Rodriguez 1:00.72, time drop, 11. Alex Golding 1:07.65, 13. Juancamilo Rivero 1:08.01; Open, 1. Steven Rua, SWIM 55.68.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Will Habermeyer, GTSA 29.72; SOFLO: 17. Juan Vallmitjana 34.80, time drop, 22. Alex Viazmetinov 37.92, time drop, 35. Preston Christensen 47.72; 11-12, 1. Tonio Hansel, CCS 26.38; SOFLO: 4. Samuel Bullen 26.97, 7. Lucas Porven 27.76, time drop, 14. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 28.90, 25. Hashan Ekanayake 32.26, 26. Marvan Ekanayake 32.29; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 22.88; SOFLO: 19. Moises Rodriguez 26.37, time drop, 27. Chris Vasquez 27.08, 28. Alex Golding 27.60, time drop; Open: 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 22.76.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Parker Seluk, GCST 2:18.06; SOFLO: 13. Juan Vallmitjana 2:48.47, 14. Alex Viazmetinov 2:53.81; 11-12, 1. Tonio Hensel, CC 2:02.12; SOFLO: 3. Lucas Porven 2:09.16, time drop, 6. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 2:17.71, time drop, 11. Hashan Ekanayake 2:24.13.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. DJ Bathurst, GTSA 39.53; SOFLO: 20. Juan Vallmitjana 50.12, 23. Alex Viazmetinov 52.35; 11-12, 1. Tonio Hensenl CCS 32.96; SOFLO: 2. Samuel Bullen 33.03.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Tommy Nagle, GTSA 2:23.35; SOFLO: 6. Logan Gonzalez 2:40.31, time drop, 7. Alex Golding 2:41.58, time drop; Open, 1. Sean-Douglas Gooden, TOR 2:17.39.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Landon Cairns, GCST 34.25; SOFLO: 14. Juan Vallmitjana 42.55, time drop; 11-12, 1. Aidan Clements, SWIM 29.98; SOFLO: 4. Samuel Bullen 31.31, time drop, 13. Marvan Ekanayake 35.69.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Tommy Nagle, GTSA 56.20; SOFLO: 2. Michael Arias 58.08, time drop, 8. Juancamilo Rivero 1:01.64, 9. Moises Rodriguez 1:02.47, time drop, 14. Chris Vasquez 1:04.03, 27. Logan Gonzalez 1:10.91; Open, 1. Steven Rua, SWIM 53.81.

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Greater Tampa A 2:21.32; 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 2:07.25 (Marvan Ekanayake, Samuel Bullen, Lucas Porven, Diego Nazario-Vazquez), 2. Gulf Coast 2:17.14, 3. Swim Florida A 2:17.58; Open, 1. Blue Wave Swimming 1:44.84.

1,000-yard freestyle:
Open, 1. Joshua Benzon, GCST 10:02.58.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Takes Third On Final Day Of TYR Pro Swim Series


By Sharon Robb

January 13, 2018—In a wild version of the 200-meter individual medley race, Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club was third in the TYR Pro Swim Series at Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center.

In a departure from the usual 200 IM order, the women’s and men’s mystery 200-meter individual medley featured swimmers drawing their lane assignments where the order of the strokes were hidden under a cardboard TYR flag next to each lane.

Golding, 17, drew Lane 4 where the order was breaststroke, freestyle, butterfly and backstroke. Golding and other swimmers in the field were all swimming various strokes on various legs in a chaotic scene.

Golding finished third in 2:18.83, bettering her entry time of 2:19.35, based on her 200 IM 19th place prelim finish of 2:19.35 earlier in the meet. Her splits were 35.2, 32.1, 35.7 and 36.6.

Her career-best time in a regulation 200 IM is 2:17.19.

Madisyn Cox, 22, of Texas won the event in 2:16.12 and Alicia Wilson, 17, of Great Britain was third in 2:16.81.

Even the NBC announcers were caught off-guard trying to call the race. Rowdy Gaines called it organized chaos.

“The crowd’s jaws just dropped, what did I just watch here? Gaines said.

“Your strategy is all mixed around,” said Madisyn Cox. “Putting the butterfly up front is kind of brutal. That was painful. At least I got the fly over with, I got over the pain.”

Golding, 17, completed all seven events she entered and an additional one with the mystery 200 IM. On her final day of competition on Saturday, she was 36th in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.83, 20th in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:21.84, and 31st in the 50-meter butterfly in 28.20.

In the men’s 200-meter mystery individual medley, 16-year-old Carson Foster of the Manta Rays of Ohio won in 2:03.18.

“I couldn’t tell where everyone else was,” Foster said. “It was a little bit stressful starting with breaststroke.”

The meet concludes on Sunday with timed finals in the men’s and women’s 1500-meter freestyle.

The TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin was the first of six stops for the series. Other meet stops are Atlanta, Mesa, Ariz., Indianapolis, Santa Clara, Columbus and U.S. Nationals. TYR is the official outfitter for South Florida Aquatic Club.

SATURDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

50-meter freestyle:
1. Margo Geer, Unattached 24.91, 2. Yufei Zhang, China 25.25, 3. Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Wolfpack 25.42, 4. Ky-lee Perry, N.C. State 25.48; Final, 1. Margo Geer, Unattached 24.90, 2. Yufei Zhang, China 24.99.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Olivia Smoliga, Athens Bulldogs 27.98, 2. Regan Smith, RIPT 28/07, 3. Jade Hannah. ISC 28.60, 4. Xuwei Peng, China 28.71; Final, 1. Regan Smith, RIPT 27.85, 2. Olivia Smoliga, Athens Bulldogs 27.89.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Bingjie Li, China 4:06.87, 2. Hannah Moore, NC State 4:11.48, 3. Sophie Cattermole, UOFL 4:12.04, 16. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:21.17, 20. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:21.84.

50-meter breaststroke:
1 Molly Hannis, Unattached 30.35, 2. Katie Meili, NYAC 30.77, 3. Rachel Nicol, UCSC 30.92, 4. Breeja Larson, NYAC 31.23; Final, 1. Molly Hannis, Unattahced 29.71, 2. Katie Meili, NYAC 30.87.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Yufei Zhang, China 26.23, 2. Amanda Kendall, Unattached 26.31, 3. Hellen Moffitt, Unattached 26.42, 4. Harriet Jones, Swim Wales 26.63; Final, 1. Amanda Kendall, Unattahced 26.07, 2. Yufei Zhang, China 26.21.

200-meter individual medley mystery:
1. Madisyn Cox, TXLA 2:16.12, 2. Alicia Wilson, Great Britain 2:16.81, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:18.83.

MEN

400-meter freestyle:
1. Zane Grothe, Unattached 3:48.59, 2. Anton Oerskov Ipsen, NC State 3:50.43, 3. Clark Smith, TXLA 3:52.56, 6. Marcelo Acosta, UOFL 3:55.92

50-meter freestyle:
1. Nathan Adrian, Cal Aquatics 22.08, 2. Michael Andrew, RPC 22.09, 3. Ryan Held, NC State 22.48, 4. Matias Koski, Athens Bulldogs 22.62; Final, 1. Nathan Adrian, Cal Aquatics 22.21, 2. Michael Andrew, RPC 22.34.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Justin Ress, NC State 25.10, 2. Matt Greveers, Tucson Ford 25.11, 3. Nicholas Pyle, Great Britain 25.41, 4. Jacob Pebley, Cal 25.46; Final, 1. Matt Grevers, Tucson Ford 24.81, 2. Justin Ress, NC State 25.04.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Andrew Wilson, TXLA 27.43, 2. Nic Fink, Athens Bulldogs 27.59, 3. Yan Zibei, China 27.63, 4. Alexander Milanovich, ESWI 27.93; Final, 1. Nic Fink, Athlens Bulldogs 27.44, 2. Andrew Wilson, Longhorn Aquatics 27.47.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Michael Andrew, RPC 23.59, 2. Jack Conger, NCAP 23.59, 3. Ryan Held, NCS 23.90, 4. Paul Le, MSU 24.16; Final, 1. Jack Conger, NCAP 23.37, 2. Michael Andrew, RPC 23.43.

200-meter individual medley mystery:
1. Carson Foster, Manta Rays 2:03.18, 2. Brodie Williams, Great Britain 2:04.06, 3. Andreas Vazaios, NC State 2:04.22.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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