By Sharon Robb
FORT PIERCE, March 21, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club has fourteen swimmers on the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team for this weekend’s All-Star dual meet against Florida Swimming at Indian River State College.
SOFLO has nine boys and five girls on the team for the three-day meet that runs from Friday night to Sunday morning.
The boys who qualified are Jonathan Lozano, Juan Colmenares, Javier Roman, Aldo Zepeda, Yannai Michael, Alejandro Mateus, Lucas Porven, Alessandro Pereira and Enrique Rodriguez.
The girls are Mariana Pinto, Giada Porven, Alexis Christensen, Mallory Schleicher and Sarah Acevedo.
Last year SOFLO sent 21 swimmers, second largest since 2010 when 24 swimmers competed.
In 2017, Florida Gold Coast boys defended their title, 319-317. The FGC girls lost, 389-247. Florida Swimming won the combined team title, 736-584.
SOFLO age group coach Lynnette Hundell was selected FGC assistant coach for the 13-14 girls.
The All-Star meet coaching staff is led by head coach Michael Averett of Swim Fort Lauderdale and FGC age group chair Jennifer Gibson, also of Swim Fort Lauderdale. Erin Condon of Gator Swim Club is head coach of the Florida Swimming All-Star team.
The top six finishers at the FGC 14&Under Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team. Several swimmers turned down spots because of spring break vacations.
IF YOU GO
What: Florida Gold Coast vs. Florida Swimming All-Star Dual Meet
Schedule: Session I, Friday 6 p.m.; Session II, Saturday, 9 a.m., Session III, 3 p.m.; Sunday, Session IV, 9 a.m.
Where: Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.
Of note: Admission is $5. Indian River Aquatics is hosting the meet. For more information call 772-462-7760.
Sharon Robb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org