By Sharon Robb
South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will be busy with two four-day meets this week in Jacksonville and Pembroke Pines.
The Bolles TYR Summer Classic Long Course Meet features several top teams from Florida Swimming, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia.
It will be prelims and finals for 13-and-over swimmers and timed finals for 12-and-unders.
SOFLO is sending 14 swimmers (eight boys and six girls) to the meet. They are entered in 76 individual events and no relays.
SOFLO’s Marc Rojas, 24, heads SOFLO’s contingent. Rojas, who represents the Dominican Republic internationally, will compete in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Rojas is seeded first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.72 and 200 breaststroke in 2:17.93.
Rojas will be joined by teammates Jenna Marie Brames, 14, Juan Colmenares, 14, Kayla Cunningham, 15, Alex Golding, 14, Sally Golding, 14, Paige Lane, 15, Moises Rodriguez, 13, Rafael Rodriguez, 16, Javier Roman, 14, Mallory Schleicher, 14, Emma Twombly, 14, Christian Vasquez, 14, and Robert Douglas, 15.
Rafael Rodriguez is top seed in the 800-meter freestyle in 8:33.24; 400 freestyle in 4:05.97 and 200 butterfly in 2:05.46. Cunningham is seeded first in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.48 and 200 backstroke in 2:19.71. Roman is seeded first in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:20.66, 400 individual medley and 100 breaststroke. Colmenares is top seed in the 100 butterfly in 1:03.45.
Some of Bolles top swimmers are entered including Ariel Spektor in the butterfly; Kensey McMahon in the 400 freestyle; and Jack Wessell in the 200 butterfly.
SOFLO will have 35 swimmers (19 girls and 16 boys) in the XX FLA International Cup Thursday through Sunday at Academic Village Swimming Pool. FLA is hosting the meet in SOFLO’s home pool.
All sessions are timed finals. The meet features 31 teams from Florida Gold Coast, the Caribbean and out-of-state.
SOFLO will compete in 197 individual events and no relays. Nicolas Rossi, 15, Fiorella Di Salvo, 10, Kaitlyn Consuegra, 12, John Paul Handal, 15, and Joseph-Blake Natino, 9, head the contingent.
IF YOU GO
XX FLA International Cup
Schedule: Thursday, Session 1A, 4 p.m., Session 1B, 6 p.m.; Friday, Session 2A, 4 p.m., Session 2B, 5:20 p.m., Session 2C, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Session 3, 8 a.m.; Sunday, Session 4, 5 p.m.
Where: Academic Village Swimming Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines.
Of note: Admission is $5 per sesssion. Heat sheets are free online. For information call 954-593-8552 or go to http://www.FLAswim.com.
Bolles TYR Summer Classic Long Course Meet
Schedule: Thursday, 4:30 p.m.; Friday, prelims 8 a.m., timed finals 11:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, prelims 8 a.m., timed finals, 11:30 a.m.; finals 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8 a.m., timed finals, 11:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.
Where: Uible Pool, The Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville.
Of note: The closed meet is hosted by the Bolles School Sharks. Timed finals for 12-and-unders and prelims and finals for 13-and-over swimmers. Heat sheets are available at http://www.bollesswimming.org and http://www.floridaswimming.org.
Sharon Robb can be reached at email@example.com