Pembroke Pines Police Sergeant Jennifer Martin Wins Record Nine Gold Medals, Breaks Three Meet Records


By Sharon Robb

SAN DIEGO, June 10, 2018—Jennifer Martin left a lasting impression on the final day of the United States Police & Fire Championships Saturday at Brian Bent Memorial Aquatic Center.

The City of Pembroke Pines police sergeant and former Comets Swim Team coach who trains at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines with South Florida Aquatic Club, dominated the one-day swimming competition.

In less than three hours, Martin, 37, captured a meet record nine gold medals and broke three USPFC meet records including an 18-year-old record. She competed in three races in less than seven minutes which included two meet-record swims.

“I did exactly what I came to do,” Martin posted on her Facebook page.

Martin won the 50 breaststroke, 50 freestyle, 50 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke and was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay mixed relay and 200 freestyle mixed relay.

She broke meet records in the 50 breaststroke (1990 record of 33.93) in 33.11, 100 breaststroke (1994 record of 1:17.89) in 1:13 and 50 butterfly (2016 record of 28.36)in 28.1.

The Broward County PBA (Police Benevolent Association) sponsored Martin, who has competed and been among top athletes in several local, state, national and international competitions.

In her last major competition, the 2017 World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles, Martin won seven gold medals and one silver and broke five world records over four days of open water and pool racing.

The eight-day competition is an Olympic-style competition with athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration and customs from across the country.

Athletes competed in 54 different sports at 33 venues throughout the San Diego county.

It was Martin’s first time competing in the U.S. Police & Fire Championships. She has always competed in the Florida event but they eliminated swimming.

It began in 1967 as the California Police Olympics, in 1990 was the California Police Summer Games, in 2000 was the California Police and Fire Games, and since 2012 has been known as the U.S. Police and Fire Championships.

The California Police Athletic Federation is the governing body for the U.S. Police & Fire Championships, World Police & Fire Games and World Police & Fire Winter Games. Its mission is to promote sport and physical fitness among personnel representing various agencies.

The World Police & Fire Games are set for 2019 in Chengdu, China which Martin hopes to compete in.

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

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SOFLO, AquaKids Sharks Get Some Racing In Despite Weather


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, June 10, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club and AquaKids Sharks got a chance to race each other in the inaugural SOFLO AquaKids Sharks Dual Meet Experience this past weekend.

The older swimmers got a full day of competition in on Friday while weather cut the younger swimmers’ race day short on Saturday.

SOFLO, with more depth (99 swimmers), won bragging rights sweeping the team totals, but more importantly it was a nice change from training for both Florida Gold Coast teams.

While swimmers were training through the meet for future major meets there were a handful of time drops from both SOFLO and AquaKids Sharks.

Time drops included:

Maddie Smutny, AK Sharks, 200-meter butterfly, 2:43.31, time drop 4.61.

Mary Bauta, AK Sharks, 50-meter freestyle, 27.89, time drop 5.90.

Olivia Dinehart, AK Sharks, 50-meter freestyle, 29.76, 0.24 time drop.

Maya Coffey, SOFLO, 50-meter freestyle, 28.65, time drop, 0.43.

Victoria Torres, SOFLO, 100-meter freestyle, 1:08.75, time drop 1.25.

Shayna Blitz, SOFLO,200-meter breaststroke, 3:32.00, time drop 6.20.

Javier Roman, SOFLO, 100-meter butterfly, 1:08.63, time drop, 7.33.

Moises Rodriguez, SOFLO, 100-meter butterfly, 1:09.54, time drop, 9.89.

Heath Brames, SOFLO, 100-meter butterfly, 1:04.67, time drop 0.35.

John Paul Handal, SOFLO, 400-meter individual medley, 5:11.57, time drop 1.66.

Kaitlyn Consuegra, SOFLO, 200-meter freestyle, 2:39.35, time drop 2.73.

Elise Dinhart, AK Sharks, 50-meter freestyle, 38.60, time drop 1.07.

Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO, 200-meter freestyle, 2:55.33, time drop 3.23.

Gavin Sheyda, SOFLO, 200-meter individual medley, 2:57.79, time drop 4.40.

Benjamin Kim, SOFLO, 50-meter freestyle, 36.7, time drop 3.66.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO, 50-meter freestyle, 29.88, time drp, 0.09.

Christian Tijero, SOFLO, 50-meter freestyle, 30.02, time drop 0.24.

Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO, 50-meter freestyle, 31.32, time drop 0.54.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS
SOFLO 869.5, AquaKids Sharks 698.5

200-meter medley relay:
13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:15.88 (Victoria Torres, Mallory Schleicher, Jena Legaspi, Sara Quintero), 2. SOFLO B 2:22.39, 3. SOFLO C 2:45.25.

1500-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 19:32.88, 2. Izzy Wilson, AKS 20:38.10, 3. Kaitlyn Consuegra, SOFLO 21:53.89.

200-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:14.38, 2. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 2:17.38, 3. Maddie Smutny, AKS 2:21.56; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:07.01, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:18.38, 3. Kylie Herman, SOFLO 2:21.78.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Elena Dinehart, AKS 1:14.02, 2. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 1:16.73, 3. Sofia Osorio, SOFLO 1:19.04; 15-and-over, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:14.85, 2. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 1:18.17, 3. Lucy Smutny, AKS 1:20.56.

100-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 1:28.33, 2. Emma Schain, AKS 1:36.34, 3. Mary Bauta, AKS 1:44.84; 15-and-over, 1. Hailey Jerew, AKS 1:25.13, 2. Gabrianna Banks, SOFLO 1:30.02, 3. Lucy Smutny, AKS 1:36.22.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:35.59, 2. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 2:37.90, 3. Maddie Smutny, AKS 2:43.31, time drop, 4.61; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:22.41, 2. Kylie Herman, SOFLO 2:46.45.

50-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mary Bauta, AKS 27.89, time drop, 5.90, 2. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 29.76, time drop 0.24, 3. Jenna Marie Brames, Unattachesd 31.39; 15-and-over, 1. Gaby Banks, SOFLO 27.99, 2. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 28.65, time drop 0.43, 3. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 31.59.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 1:07.16, 2. Victoria Torres, SOFLO 1:08.75, time drop, 1.25, 3. Maddie Smutny, AKS 1:09.08; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 59.76, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:02.50, 3. Gaby Banks, SOFLO 1:07.10.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:38.93, 2. Elena Dinehart, AKS 2:43.71, 3. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 2:44.92; 15-and-over, 1. Lucy Smutny, AKS 2:51.87, 2. Mary Davis, AKS 3:01.41.

200-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Emma Schain, AKS 3:29.98, 2. Shayna Blitz, SOFLO 3:32.00, time drop, 6.20; 15-and-over, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:52.28, 2. Hailey Jerew, AKS 2:58.18, 3. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 3:43.57.

400-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:41.71, 2. Maddie Smutny, AKS 5:03.79; 15-and-over, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 4:53.37, 2. Lucy Smutny, AKS 4:53.38.

100-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 1:12.96, 2. Elena Dinehart, AKS 1:16.96, 3. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 1:19.09; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 1:06.21, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:10.23, 3. Hailey Jerew, AKS 1:12.60.

400-meter individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 5:35.86, 2. Sofia Osorio, SOFLO 6:04.26.

200-meter freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. SOFLO B (No Names Provided) 2:00.45; 15-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 2:05.03 (Victoria Torres, Mallory Schleicher, Sara Quintero, Sabrina Osorio).

200-meter mixed freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. SOFLO F 1:52.75 (No Names Provided), 2. SOFLO G 2:07.76

BOYS
SOFLO 1,482, AquaKids Sharks 573

200-meter medley relay:
13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:56.55 (Juan Serna, Lance Lesage, Samuel Quintero, Heath Brames), 2. SOFLO B 2:02.59, 3. SOFLO C 2:06.86.

1500-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 19:29.50, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 19:46.13, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 20:00.35; 13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 18:38.95, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 18:42.97, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 20:00.01; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 17:15.98, 2. Dante Padron, AKS 18:07.82, 3. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 18:14.17.

200-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Dominic Bono, AKS 2:11.09, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:14.23, 3. Javier Roman, SOFLO 2:15.42; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, AKS 1:58.72, 2. Heath Brames, SOFLO 2:06.51, 3. Robert Wilson, SOFLO 2:10.57.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Moises Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:09.93, 2. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 1:14.05, 3. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 1:15.24; 15-and-over, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:05.01, 2. Lance Lessage, SOFLO 1:07.36, 3. Dante Padron, AKS 1:08.34.

100-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Javier Roman, SOFLO 1:16.80, 2. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 1:21.12, 3. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 1:21.76; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, AKS 1:11.22, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 1:12.27, 3. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 1:12.84.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:41.86, 2 Moises Rodrigues, SOFLO 2:59.69, No Third Place; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:13.27, 2. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 2:31.34.

50-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 27.84, 2. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 29.64, 3. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 29.85; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Serna, SOFLO 25.31, 2. Heath Brames, SOFLO 25.70, 3. Robert Wilson, SOFLO 26.44.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Javier Roman, SOFLO 1:02.41, 2. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 1:02.64, 3. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 1:04.99; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 57.35, 2. Michael Arias, SOFLO 57.40, 3. Heath Brames, SOFLO 57.68.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:35.77, 2. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 2:41.40, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:44.38; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, AKS 2:14.71, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 2:22.01, 3. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:26.02.

200-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Alan Bertea, AKS 3:07.27, 2. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 3:13.27, 3. Matthew Kim, SOFLO 3:16.55; 15-and-over, 1. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 2:42.51, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 2:49.11, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 2:49.86.

400-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Dominic Bono, AKS 4:28.92, 2. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 5:07.12, 3. Ivan Grass, AKS 5:19.11; 15-and-over, 1. Dante Padron, AKS 4:29.79, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:30.05, 3. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 4:36.91.

100-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Javier Roman, SOFLO 1:08.63, time drop 7.33, 2. Moises Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:09.54, time drop 9.89, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.30; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:00.01, 2. Miguel Sierra, AKS 1:04.41, 3. Heath Brames, SOFLO 1:04.67, time drop, 0.35.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Dominic Bono, AKS 5:15.53, 2. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 5:54.24; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, AKS 4:46.11, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 5:09.80, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 5:11.57, time drop, 1.66.

200-meter freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. SOFLO D 1:47.99 (No Names Provided), 2. SOFLO E 1:50.52, 3. SOFLO C 1:59.98.

200-meter mixed freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. SOFLO F 1:52.75, No Names Posted, 2. SOFLO G 2:07.76, No Names Posted.

SATURDAY WEATHER-ABBREVIATED RESULTS
GIRLS
1. SOFLO 551, 2. AquaKids Sharks 143

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Elise Dinehart, AKS 3:16.65, 2. Sarah Bedoya, SOFLO 3:36.41, 3. Olivia Wilson, AKS 3:37.73; 11-12, 1. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 2:38.43, 2. Kaitlyn Consuegra, SOFLO 2:39.35, time drop 2.73, 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds, SOFLO 2:39.72.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 3:06.86, 2. Nadia Molina, AKS 3:53.52; 11-12, 1. Natalia Sibug, SOFLO 2:54.15, 2. Reagan Lowe, SOFLO 2:59.65, 3. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 3:01.41.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 36.38, 2. Isabella Perry, SOFLO 38.20, 3. Elise Dinehart, AKS 38.60, time drop, 1.07; 11-12, 1. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 31.58, 2. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 31.71, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 31.85.

BOYS
1. SOFLO 547, 2. AquaKids Sharks 153

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:55.33, time drop, 0.98, 2. Felipe Rodriguez, AKS 3:52.81; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SFLO 2:24.91, 2. Adrian Hernandez, AKS 2:36.62, time drop, 3.23, 3. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 2:36.77.

200-meter individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 2:50.37, 2. Gavin Sheyda, SOFLO 2:57.79, time drop 4.40, 3. Ethan McPeek, AKS 3:04.57.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 36.78, time drop, 3.66, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 37.42, 3. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 39.23; 11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 29.88, time drop, 0.09, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 30.02, time drop, 0.24, 3. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 31.32, time drop 0.54.

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