SOFLO Swimmers Continue Championship Season At Junior Nationals, Southern Zones, Futures Championships


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, July 31, 2018–Several South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are competing this week in the 2018 Speedo Junior National Championships in Irvine, Calif., Southern Zone Age Group Meet in Midland, Tex. and USA Swimming Futures Championships in Cary, N.C.

SOFLO’s Alexis Christensen, Mallory Schleicher, Valerie Vank and Christian Tijero will represent the Florida Gold Coast Age Group Zone Team in the Southern Zone Age Group Swim Meet that started Tuesday with the distance events and runs through Sunday at COM Aquatic Center, in Midland, Texas.

Kathleen Golding, 17, coming off five events at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships, will compete Wednesday in the 100-meter freestyle and 400-meter individual medley. At seniors, Golding posted three lifetime-bests and qualified for two “C” finals.

The junior nationals also got under way on Tuesday with the distance events after a day off on Monday after the senior nationals in the same pool.

The USA Swimming Futures Championships begin Wednesday and end Sunday at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, N.C. It is one of four Futures meets held across the country.

The championships are open to swimmers who are USA Swimming members and have achieved the time standards in one or more events. The summer meet provides swimmers with a new stepping stone between Sectionals and Junior Nationals. Some call the Futures meet a “junior” Junior Nationals.

SOFLO has qualified eight swimmers in the individual events and will have an additional three entered in relays including four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson.

The individual qualifiers are Gaby Banks, three events; Molly Golding, three events; Kelley Heron, three events; Paige Lane, three events; Lance Lesage, three events; Jessica Rodriguez, three events; Rafael Rodriguez, five events; and Juan Serna, three events.

According to the early entries, the 800-meter freestyle relay, which is seeded first, features Kathleen Golding, Kelley Heron, Melissa Marinheiro and Alia Atkinson. The 400-meter freestyle relay, seeded 13th, is Kathleen Golding, Kelley Heron, Jessica Rodriguez and Melissa Marinheiro. The 400-meter medley relay, seeded 23rd, is Kelley Heron, Jessica Rodriguez, Kathleen Golding and Paige Lane.

Several Florida teams are competing including Gator Swim Club, Tampa Bay Aquatics, Highlander, Area Tallahassee, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, Pine Crest Swimming, Boca Raton Swim Team, SwimMAC and Blue Wave Swimming.

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

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Farah Leads SOFLO On Final Day Of FGC Senior Championships; SOFLO Finishes Eighth


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, July 29, 2018—Jonathan Farah was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher on the final day of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Sunday at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Farah, 20, an American Heritage alum and junior-to-be at Boston College, placed fifth in the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:02.05 with a 0.75 time drop and fifth in the 200-meter individual medley in 218.59. He also led off SOFLO’s 12th place 200-meter medley relay. Farah finished with 44 points in high point.

SOFLO finished eighth among combined teams with 481 points. Azura Florida Aquatics defended its title with 1,328 points. Pine Crest Swimming was second with 1,080 points.

In the girls and boys age group team divisions, SOFLO was seventh with 90.50 points in the girls 15-16; third with 171.50 points in the boys 15-16; 11th with 59 points in the boys 17-and-over and 17th with 25 points in the girls 17-and-over.

Robert Wilson, 15, was SOFLO’s only other top five finisher in the 50-meter freestyle. Wilson was fifth in the 25.06 with a time drop of 0.11. Wilson finished with 54 points.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 1,328, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 1,080, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 1,029, 4. Metro Aquatics 947, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 801, 6. North Palm Beach 498.50, 7. TS Aquatics 493, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 481, 9. Miami Swimming 398.50, 10. City of Hialeah 390, 16. Boca Raton Swim Team 198.

GIRLS 15-16, 1. Pine Crest Swimming 400, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 258.50, 3. Gulliver 241, 4. tie, TS Aquatics, Azura 197, 7. SOFLO 90.50.

GIRLS 17-AND-OVER: 1. Pine Crest 474, 2. North Palm Beach 230.50, 3. Gulliver 186, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 156, 5. Metro Aquatics 108.50, 14. Boca Raton 34, 17. SOFLO 25.

BOYS 15-16, 1. Metro Aquatics 290.50, 2. City of Hialeah 181, 3. SOFLO 171.50, 4. Guliver 169, 5. North Palm Beach 154.

BOYS 17-AND-0VER, 1. Azura 644.50, 2. Metro Aquatics 187, 3. Westminster Academy 171, 4. Pine Crest 150, 5. Miami Swimming 146.50, 7. BRST 120, 11. SOFLO 59.

GIRLS

200-meter medley relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 2:03.06, 2. Gulliver 2:05.02, 3. Azura 2:07.82, 9. SOFLO A 2:10.63 (Melissa Marinheiro, Naomi Eaton, Daniela Curbelo, Maya Coffey), 16. SOFLO B 2:19.56 (Jena Legaspi, Kyana Castro, Michelle Marinheiro, Abby Oyetunji).

100-meter backstroke:
15-16, 1. Hanna Smith, PCS 1:08.54, 2. Ella Gates ECAC 1:09.15, 3. Madison Schain, AKS 1:09.87; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PC 1:05.50, 2. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:07.25, 3. Megan Schimansky, CSSC 1:07.30.

50-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Delaney Biro, TSA 29.32, 2. Emiliana Vivas, Unattached 29.40, 3. Amanda Kopas, Azura 29.61; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PCS 27.87, 2. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 28.24, 3. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 28.57.

100-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Adrianna Barone, PCS 1:18.61, 2. Valeria Strohmeier, GRSC 1:18.93, 3. Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 1:20.34; SOFLO: 8. Naomi Eaton 1:22.50; Open, 1. Victoria Miyamoto, PCS 1:15.00, 2. Cailin Merck, Unattached 1:15.94, 3. Emily Santos, Unattached 1:16.83.

50-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Rachel Botting, PC 26.97, 2. Hanna Smith, PCS 27.63, 3. Delaney Biro, TSA 27.96; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PCS 26.63, 2. Alexa Rivera, ECAC 27.00, 3. Allison Kopas, Unattached 27.14.

200-meter individual medley:
15-16, 1. Amanda Kopas, Azura 2:27.15, 2. Valeria Strohmeier, GRSC 2:28.91, 3. Adrianna Barone, PCS 2:29.31; SOFLO: 11. Daniela Curbelo 2:36.92, time drop 3.49, 14. Naomi Eaton 2:38.46, time drop 0.38; Open, 1. Victoria Miyamoto, PCS 2:23.60, 2. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 2:24.84, 3.Erin Tague, NPB 2:34.47.

400-meter medley relay:
1. Gulliver 4:35.35, 2. East Coast 4:37.75, 3. Metro Aquatics 4:38.12, 9. SOFLO A 4:54.11 (Maya Coffey, Naomi Eaton, Daniela Curbelo, Melissa Marinheiro), 13. SOFLO B 5:04.45 (Jena Legaspi, Michelle Marinheiro, Kyana Castro, Abby Oyetunji).

BOYS

200-meter medley relay:
1. Westminster Academy 1:43.94, 2. Azura A 1:47.62, 3. Azura B 1:48.54, 12. SOFLO A 1:56.98 (Jonathan Farah, John Paul Handal, Robert Wilson, Heath Brames).

100-meter backstroke:
15-16, 1. Gavin Smith, NPB 1:00.47, 2. Alex Marrero, SFTL 1:01.15, 3. Eduardo Abal, Unattached 1:02.61; SOFLO: 14. Leonardo Mateus 1:05.76, time drop 0.02; Open, 1. Robinson Molina, WA 57.16, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 57.75, 3. Gonzalo Vegas, Azura 1:00.15; SOFLO: 5. Jonathan Farah 1:02.05, time drop 0.75.

50-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JDST 25.64, 2. Santiago Velasquez, Unattached 26.27, 3. Sebastian Silva, Unattached 26.82; SOFLO: 8. Robert Wilson 27.59, 13. John Paul Handal 28.35, time drop 0.01; Open, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 24.78, 2. Anthony Barbar, WA 25.08, 3. Edson Lima, Unattached 25.09.

100-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Raphael Windmuller, NMST 1:06.30, 2. Carlos Nava, MAC 1;08.48, 3. Cameron Brown, Azura 1:09.56; SOFLO: 13. John Paul Handal 1:16.25, time drop 0.96; Open, 1. Victoria Miyamoto, PCS 1:15.00, 2. Cailin Merck, Unattached 1:15.94, 3. Emily Santos, Unattached 1:16.83.

50-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JDST 24.42, 2. Reese Branzell, LLL 24.46, 3. Carlos Nava, MAC 24.60; SOFLO: 5. Robert Wilson 25.06, time drop 0.11, 7. Michael Arias 25.29, time drop 0.04; Open, 1. Phillippe Marcoux, SFTL 23.55, 2. Sidrell Williams, Azura 23.71, 3. Robinson Molina, WA 23.75.

200-meter individual medley:
15-16, 1. Manuel Lopez, Unattached 2:13.33, 2. Jose Ochoa, Unattached 2:14.31, 3. Michael Fernandez, HSC 2:15.89; SOFLO: 14. John Paul Handal 2:23.06; Open, 1. Sean Arrington, MS 2:12.92, 2. Julian Enrique Iturbe, Azura 2:12.94, 3. Ricardo Torres, Azura 2:14.51; SOFLO: 5. Jonathan Farah 2:18.59.

400-meter medley relay:
1. Westminster Academy 3:55.84, 2. Azura 3:56.43, 3. Azura 4:04.63, 15. SOFLO A 4:31.03 (Leonardo Mateus, John Paul Handal, Robert Wilson, Nicolas Rossi).

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

SOFLO’s Golding Makes Second “C” Final, Swims Best Time On Final Day Of USA Swimming Phillips 66 Nationals


By Sharon Robb

IRVINE, Calif., July 29, 2018—Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club closed out senior nationals with another best time and “C” final Sunday at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships.

Golding, 17, was fifth in the “C” final of the 200-meter individual medley in a lifetime-best 2:15.61 after going 2:16.50 in prelims for 23rd place. She shaved 1.58 off her previous best of 2:17.19. She was also 74th in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.73.

In the five events she qualified in, Golding had three lifetime-bests.

After a day off, Golding will return to the pool to compete in the USA Swimming Junior Nationals where she will compete in the 100-meter freestyle and 400-meter individual medley on Aug. 1 before returning home.

In other senior national races:

With world record holder Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith scratching from the 1500-meter freestyle, the race was wide open. Open water swimmer Ashley Twichell of Trojan Swim Club jumped out to a big lead and never relinquished it. She won the mile in a best time 15:55.68, dropping 13 seconds from her previous best.

Newly-crowned 100-meter backstroke world record holder Kathleen Baker broke the U.S. Open and meet records to win the 200-meter individual medley in 2:08.32, her third individua title. She led from start to finish. Baker broke the world record on Saturday in 58.00. St. Petersburg’s Olympic medalist Melanie Margalis was second in the 200 IM in 2:09.43 and made Pan Pacs in her last chance event.

Chase Kalisz won his second national title in the 200-meter individual medley in 1:55.73, just 2/10ths off his best time and the fastest time in the world this year. It was his best swim of the meet.

Zane Grothe also won his second national title in the 800-meter freestyle in a U.S. Open record of 7:44.57, fastest time in the world this year.

Simone Manuel swept the sprint events in a U.S. Open and meet record 24.10 in the 50-meter freestyle. It was her third fastest career time and fourth fastest American performance in history.

Michael Andrew, enjoying his biggest breakthrough meet, knocked off Caeleb Dressel to win the 50-meter freestyle in a best time by 2/10ths in 21.49. Dressel was second in 21.67 and Nathan Adrian third in 21.85. Dressel had the fastest start but Andrew turned on the after burners down the stretch. It was his third national title in the 50s events.

The senior championship meet was one of the biggest meets of the summer. The meet served as selection trials for the Aug. 9-12 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo. The U.S. 2019 FINA World Championship team will be chosen based on combined results from nationals and Pan Pacs.

It was also a selection meet for Junior Pan Pacs, Pan American Games and World University Games.

SUNDAY RESULTS
WOMEN

200-meter individual medley:
1. Kathleen Baker, TE 2:08.32, US, CR records; 2. Melanie Margalis, SPA 2:09.43, 3. Ella Eastin STAN 2:10.84; FGC: 21. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:15.61, time drop 1.58, 34. Kelly Fertel, GSC 2:17.37.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Simone Manuel 24.10, 2. Abbey Weitzeil 24.56, 3. Margo Greer 24.79; FGC: 74. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 26.73.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Ashley Twichell, TAC 15:55.68, 2. Ally McHugh, Unattached 16:02.56, 3. Erica Sullivan, SAND 16:02.88; FGC: None.

MEN

200-meter individual medley:
1. Chase Kalisz, ABSC 1:55.73, 2. Abrahm Devine, STAN 1:57.41, 3. Gunnar Bentz, CAL 1:58.23; FGC: 43. Miguel Cancel, AKS 2:04.38.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Michael Andrew 21.49, 2. Caeleb Dressel 21.67, 3. Nathan Adrian 21.85; FGC: None.

800-meter freestyle:
1. Zane Grothe, MVN 7:44.57, 2. Jordan Willimovsky, TSM 7:47.51, 3. Robert Finke, SPA 7:51.45.

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

SOFLO Ninth After Day Two Of FGC Senior Long Course Championships


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, JULY 29, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club was in ninth place after two days of competition Saturday at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

SOFLO has 289.50 points. Defending champion Azura Florida Aquatic continues to lead the meet with 758 points. Pine Crest is second with 635.

SOFLO had several swimmers in the Top 10. They were:

Daniela Curbelo, 400-meter individual medley, seventh, 5:35.60; 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter butterfly, ninth, 1:07.95, time drop 0.77.

Jonathan Farah, 50-meter backstroke, seventh 28.66.

Leonardo Mateus, 400-meter individual medley, seventh, 4:53.75.

Robert Wilson, 200-meter freestyle, eighth, 2:04.94.

Sara Quintero, 200-meter breaststroke, ninth, 2:58.56, time drop 2.34.

John Paul Handal, 200-meter breaststroke, ninth 2:42.12, time drop 1.91.

Juan Colmenares, 400-meter individual medley, ninth, 5:05.13.

The field features 42 teams, mostly from the Florida Gold Coast, including defending champion Azura, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Metro Aquatics, Hialeah, Gulliver Swim Club, Jupiter Dragons, Pine Crest Swimming, Westminster Academy, South Florida Aquatic Club and East Coast Aquatic Club.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatic 758, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 635, 3. Gulliver 625, 4. Metro Aquatics 568.50, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 487.50, 6. North Palm Beach 322.50, 7. TS Aquatics 311, 8. Swim Fort Lauderdale 294, 9. South Florida Aquatic Club 289.50, 10. Hialeah 239.

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Mariangela Cincotti, Unattached 2:09.38, 2. Delaney Biro, TSA 2:11.68, 3. Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 2:12.62; SOFLO: 14. Michelle Marinheiro 2:18.75, time drop 0.36; Open, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 2:07.18, 2. Carmen San Nicolas Martinez, CANE 2:07.69, 3. Rachel Contich, PC 2:10.47; SOFLO: 14. Kyle Herman 2:18.50.

50-meter backstroke:
15-16, 1. Josefine Richter, PCS 31.02, 2. Hanna Smith, PC 31.45, 3. Ella Gates, ECAC 31.95; Open, 1. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 30.63, 2. Megan Murphy, ECAC 30.66, 3. Allison Kopas, Unattached 30.69.

200-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Adrianna Barone, PC 2:47.83, 2. Emme Ham, TSA 2:52.77, 3. Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 2:53.35; Open, 1. Emily Santos, Unattached 2:46.24, 2. Allison Kopas, Unattached 2:47.13, 3. Lacy Phillips, ECAC 2:56.41; SOFLO: 9. Sara Quintero 2:58.56, time drop 2.34.

100-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Amanda Kopas, Azura 1:04.84, 2. Delaney Biro, TSA 1:06.68, 3. Joclyn Ruiz, BM 1:06.72; SOFLO: 9. Daniela Curbelo 1:07.95, time drop 0.77; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PCS 1:01.10, 2. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 1:02.29, 3. Alexandra Meszaros, PCS 1:02.97; SOFLO: 25. Kylie Herman 1:11.03, 29. Maya Coffey 1:11.78.

400-meter individual medley:
15-16, 1. Adrianna Barone, PCS 5:13.05, 2. Amanda Kopas, Azura 5:13.07, 3. Valeria Strohmeier, GRSC 5:14.49, SOFLO: 7. Daniela Curbelo 5:35.60; Open, 1. Erin Tague, NPB 5:16.57, 2. Adriana Roldan, GRSC 5:19.06, 3. Julie Mason, PC 5:33.39.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Varis Monroe, NPB 1:58.35, 2. Daniel Escobar, TSA 1:59.1, 3. Michael Fernandez, HSC 1:59.52; SOFLO: 8. Robert Wilson 2:04.94; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 1:53.29, 2. Pedro Chiancone, Azura 1:55.75, 3. Julien Enrique Iturbe, Azura 1:56.70.

50-meter backstroke:
15-16, 1. Alex Marrero, SFTL 28.61, 2. Gavin Smith, NPB 28.85, 3. Miguel Sierra, AKS 29.64; Open, 1. Robinson Molina, WA 26.11, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 26.61, 3. Miller Albury, PAQ 27.43; SOFLO: 7. Jonathan Farah 28.66.

200-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Raphael Windmuller, NMST 2:23.45, 2. Carlos Nava, MAC 2:35.00, 3. Noah Sipowski, WA 2:36.96; SOFLO: 9. John Paul Handal 2:42.12, time drop 1.91; Open, 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 2:26.39, 2. Teolio Darias, GRSC 2:28.03, 3. Matthew Petreski, HAFL 2:30.42.

100-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JDST 57.43, 2. Michael Fernandez, HSC 58.84, 3. Gavin Smith, NPB 58.92, SOFLO: 11. Robert Wilson 1:02.23, 14. John Paul Handal 1:03.12; Open, 1. Edson Lima, Unattached 55.46, 2. Steven Aimable, Azura 56.90, 3. Miguel Bernotti, BRST 57.55; SOFLO: 18. Jonathan Farah 1:00.92.

400-meter individual medley:
15-16, 1. Michael Fernandez, HSC 4:44.88, 2. Dominic Bono, AKS 4:46.27, 3. Jose Ochoa, Unattached 4:48.27, SOFLO: 7. Leonardo Mateus 4:53.75, 11. John Paul Handal 4:58.75, 19. Nicolas Rossi 5:09.49, 22. Marcos Vazquez 5:26.90; Open, 1. Ricardo Torres, Azura 4:47.21, 2. Julian Iturbe, Azura 4:47.36, 3. Bernardo Abascal, Azura 4:54.15; SOFLO: 9. Juan Colmenares 5:05.13, 12. Alejandro Mateus 5:19.45.

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

SOFLO’s Golding Swims Second Lifetime-Best Time, Makes “C” Final At USA Swimming Phillips 66 Nationals


By Sharon Robb

IRVINE, Calif., July 27, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club’s Kathleen Golding swam back-to-back lifetime-bests Friday at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships.

Golding, 17, was 21st in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 4:49.23, dropping 1.42. She finished fifth in the “C” final.

In morning prelims she went 4:49.84, dropping 0.81 off her previous best of 4:49.84. She also swam a best time Thursday in the 200-meter freestyle (2:02.25) dropping 0.03.

It was the third of five events she entered. Golding swims the 200-meter individual medley (2:17.19) and 50-meter freestyle (26.35) on Sunday before competing in next week’s Junior Nationals in the same pool.

In other races:

Defending world champion Lilly King touched out Molly Hannis, 29.82-30.07 in the 50-meter breaststroke after missing the Pan Pacs team in the 200-meter breaststroke. The world record holder had no problem winning. She was the only swimmer to dip under 30 seconds.

Ally McHugh of Penn State was a surprise winner in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:34.80, finishing ahead of Brooke Ford, Melanie Margalis of St. Petersburg and favorite and defending champion Leah Smith. She reeled in Smith and Forde on the freestyle leg.

After tying her own American record in the 50 butterfly, Kelsi Worrell Dahlia won the 100-meter butterfly in 56.83 as expected. Dahlia came from behind in the back half to win. She has secured her spot at both Pan Pacs and Worlds.

American record holder Olivia Smoliga held off Ali Deloof to win the 50-meter backstroke in 27.70 and will return to worlds.

Favorite Chase Kalisz won the 400-meter individual medley in 4:08.25, nearly a two-second margin of victory. Kalisz surged on the back half to win by more than a body length.

Caeleb Dressel, representing Bolles, won the 100-meter butterfly in 50.50, earning a spot on the Pan Pacs team.

Nineteen-year-old Michael Andrew, already qualified in the 50-meter butterfly, won the 50-meter breaststroke in a U.S. Open record 26.84. He swam just 23 minutes after swimming a lifetime best in the 100 butterfly.

Olympic backstroke champion Ryan Murphy of Cal, coming off a year off in 2017, won the 50-meter backstroke in an American record, U.S. Open and meet records in 24.24.

Missy Franklin made an early exit from nationals failing to qualify for two of the biggest international swim meets leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The four-time 2012 Olympic gold medalist did not final in her 100 and 200-meter freestyle events. She was working her way back from surgeries on both shoulders 18 months ago.

The senior championship meet is one of the biggest meets of the summer. The meet is the selection trials for the Aug. 9-12 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo. The U.S. 2019 FINA World Championship team will be chosen based on combined results from nationals and Pan Pacs.

It’s also a selection meet for Junior Pan Pacs, Pan American Games and World University Games.

Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals 6 p.m. Pacific Time, three hours behind South Florida.

The meet will be shown on the webcast of usaswimming.org, the Olympic Channel at nbcsports.com, NBC and NBC Sports Network.

TV SCHEDULE

Saturday — Taped footage, NBC (3 p.m.); Day 4, Olympic Channel (10 p.m.)

Sunday — Day 4, NCBCSN (1 a.m.); Taped footage, NBC (3 p.m.); Day 5, Olympic Channel (9 p.m.)

Monday — Day 5, NBCSN (6 p.m.)

Stream: NBCSports.com or NBC Sports app

FRIDAY RESULTS
WOMEN

400-meter individual medley: 1. Ally McHugh, Unattached 4:34.80, 2. Brooke Forde, STAN 4:35.09, 3. Melanie Margalis, SPA 4:35.50; FGC: 12. Kelly Fertel, GSC 4:46.58/15, 4:48.64, 24. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:49.84, time drop 0.81/21. 4:49.23

100-meter butterfly: 1. Kelsi Worrell Dahlia, CARD 56.83, 2. Katie McLaughlin, CAL 57.51, 3. Kendyl Stewart, TE 57.70; FGC: 84. Mary Smutny, AKS 1:01.86.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Lilly King, IU 29.82, 2. Molly Hannis, TNAQ 30.07, 3. Katie Meili, NYAC 30.72; FGC: None.

50-meter backstroke: 1. Olivia Smoliga, ABSC 27.70, 2. Ali Deloof, CW 27.88, 3. Elisa Haan, NCS 27.90; FGC: 48. Megan Moroney, CAV 29.58.

MEN

400-meter individual medley: 1. Chase Kalisz, ABSC 4:08.25, 2. Jay Litherland, DYNA 4:10.21, 3. Sean Grieshop, CAL 4:12.72; FGC: 31. Miguel Cancel 4:24.77/28. 4:24.97, time drop 3.62.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Caeleb Dressel, Bolles 50.50, 2. Jack Conger, NCAP 51.11, 3. Michael Andrew, RPC 51.68; FGC: None.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Michael Andrew, RPC 26.84, 2. Devon Nowicki, MILA 27.12, 3. Ian Finnerty, IU 27.19; FGC: 46. Alex Evdokimov, CSSC 28.97.

50-meter backstroke: 1. Ryan Murphy, CAL 24.24, 2. Justin Ress, NCS 24.31, 3. Ryan Held, NCS 24.60; FGC: None.

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

SOFLO Boys Fifth After Day One Of FGC Senior Long Course Championships


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, July 27, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club is among Top 10 teams after the opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO boys are fifth with 98 points, the girls are eighth with 82.50 and combined team is ninth with 180.50.

As expected, defending champion Azura Florida Aquatics got off to a strong start and leads combined with 425.50 and boys with 324. Pine Crest leads the girls with 283.

Melissa Marinheiro and CJ Kopecki were SOFLO’s top finishers.

Marinheiro, 21, was fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:36.52. She was also a member of the 11th-place 400-meter freestyle relay and 12th place 200-meter freestyle relay.

Kopecki, 19, after qualifying fourth in 2:12.49 in the 200-meter butterfly, was sixth in finals in 2:16.01. He was also a member of the 200- and 400-meter freestyle relay that finished out of the Top 10 and 32nd in the 100-meter freestyle. John Paul Handal was ninth in the butterfly event in a best time 2:16.37 with an impressive time drom of 5.43

Robert Wilson, 15, was seventh in the 100-meter freestyle in 55.46 followed by Michael Arias, 15, eighth in 55.51.

Leonardo Mateus, 16, was eighth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:19.64.

The field features 42 Florida Gold Coast teams including defending champion Azura, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Gulliver Swim Club, Jupiter Dragons, Pine Crest Swimming, Westminster Academy, Boca Raton Swim Team and East Coast Aquatic Club.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatic 425.50, 2. Metro Aquatics 392.50, 3. Gulliver Swimming 348, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 340, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 280.50, 9. SOFLO 180.50.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 324.50, 2. Metro Aquatics 264, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 126, 4. Westminster Academy 102, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 98, 8. BRST 80.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest Swimming 283, 2. Gulliver 256, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 217.50, 4. North Palm Beach 149.50, 5. Metro Aquatics 128.50, 8. SOFLO 82.50.

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle relay:
1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:48.38, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:51.38, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 1:51.50, 12. SOFLO A 1:57.65 (Kylie Herman, Melissa Marinheiro, Abby Oyetunji, Maya Coffey), 20. SOFLO B 2:00.61 (Kyana Castro, Daniela Curbelo, Michelle Marinheiro, Alana Acevedo).

200-meter backstroke:
1. Amanda Kopas, Azura 2:25.74, 2. Madison Schain, AKS 2:30.10, 3. Hanna Smith, PC 2:30.11; Open, 1. Allison Kopas, Unattached 2:19.49, 2. Roxanne Yu, CANE 2:21.87, 3. Megan Schimansky, CSSC 2:29.22.

100-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Delaney Biro, TSA 59.79, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 1:00.05, 3. Mariangela Cincotti, Unattached 1:00.06; Open: 1. Jessica Nava, PC 58.36, 2. Carmen San Nicolas-Martinez, CANE 58.76, 3. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 58.91.

200-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BMHG 2:24.41, 2. Valerie Barreto, GRSC 2:25.89 3. Valeria Strohmeier, GRSC 2:28.67; Open, 1. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 2:17.61, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, PCS 2:21.29, 3. Alexandra Paz, MAC 2:23.53; SOFLO: 10. Kylie Herman 2:35.46.

50-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Ryan Flynn, ECAC 35.26, 2. Hanna Smith, PCS 36.41, 3. tie, Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 36.53 and Naomi Eaton, SOFLO 36.53; Open, 1. Evita Leter, MAC 33.34, 2. Savannah Yates, PCS 34.52, 3. Emily Santos, Unattached 34.87.

400-meter freestyle:
Open, 1. Erin Tague, NPB 4:38.27, 2. Erika Wesch, NPB 4:29.75, 3. Rachel Contich, PCS 4:33.65; SOFLO: 4. Melissa Marinheiro 4:36.52.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. East Coast Aquatic Club 4:03.63, 2. Gulliver 4:05.02, 3. Metro Aquatics 4:08.72, 11. SOFLO A 4:20.22 (Kylie Herman, Melissa Marinheiro, Kyana Castro, Maya Coffey), 15. SOFLO B 4:25.52 (Michelle Marinheiro, Daniela Curbelo, Abby Oyetunji, Alana Acevedo).

BOYS

200-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 1:35.90, 2. Metro Aquatics 1:36.19, 3. Performance Aquatics 1:36.23; 12. SOFLO A 1:41.79, 22. SOFLO B 1:47.77 (Jonathan Farah, John Paul Handal, Juan Colmenares).

200-meter backstroke:
15-16, 1. Gavin Smith, NPB 2:07.72, 2. Eduardo Abal, Unattached 2:12.62 3. Jose Ochoa, Unattached 2:13.36; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 2:19.64; Open, 1. Lucas Duarte, Unattached 2:10.76, 2. Jose Diaz, PCS 2:13.03, 3. Drew Dickson, WA 2:14.50; SOFLO: 13. Alejandro Mateus 2:33.00.

100-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 52.95, 2. Varis Monroe, NPB 54.05, 3. Carlos Nava, MAC 54.07; SOFLO: 7. Robert Wilson 55.46, 8. Michael Arias 55.51; Open, 1. Phillippe Marcoux, SFTL 51.57, 2. Pedro Chiancone, Azura 51.60, 3. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 51.78.

200-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Caleb Petrancuk, JDST 2:07.49, 2. Michael Fernandez, HSC 2:11.22, 3. Isiah Jimenez, GRSC 2:12.23; SOFLO: 9. John Paul Handal 2:16.37, time drop 5.43; Open, 1. Miguel Bernotti, BRST 2:07.68, time drop 0.34, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 2:11.13, 3. Brayan Perez, BM 2:11.56; SOFLO: 6. CJ Kopecki 2:16.01.

50-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Raphael Windmuller, NMST 29.98, 2. Carlos Nava, MAC 30.77, 3. Cameron Brown, Azura 31.13; Open, 1. Davion Conley, WA 28.63, 2. Teolio Darias, GRSC 29.95, 3. Adan Diaz, Azura 30.34; SOFLO: 13. Jonathan Farah 31.61.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 3:31.48, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:33.93, 3. Performance Aquatics 3:37.00, 11. SOFLO A 3:45.98 (Robert Wilson, CJ Kopecki, Jonathan Farah, Heath Brames), 18. SOFLO B 3:55.80.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m., warm-ups 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day.

Timelines: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:19 p.m., 5-7:37 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-1:16 p.m., 5-8:03 p.m.

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

Of note: In last year’s meet, Azura won the combined team title with 1,295.50 followed by Gulliver with 1,245 and Metro Aquatics with 930…Admission $5 per session for prelims and $3 per session for finals…Concession stand will be available…For information call 954-345-2121 or 954-340-5032.

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

Ledecky Wins Second Gold At USA Swimming Phillips 66 Nationals


By Sharon Robb

IRVINE, Calif., July 26, 2018–Katie Ledecky of Stanford Swimming continued to show off her versatility Thursday night when she won the 200-meter freestyle at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships.

The Olympic gold medalist and world record holder won in 1:54.60 after going 1:56.83 in prelims, the third fastest time in the morning heats.

Ledecky raised eyebrows when she wore a practice suit in morning prelims. It’s not because she was that confident. She explained during a press conference that she ripped two racing suits before prelims and with time running out before her race she decided to throw on a practice suit.

In other races:

Andrew Seliskar won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:45.70, third fastest time in the world this year. He was fifth after the final turn but turned on the after-burners down the stretch.

Kelsi Worrell Dahlia won the 50-meter butterfly becoming the first American to make the 2019 worlds team. She won in 25.48, tying her own American record and breaking Dara Torres 2009 meet record of 25.50.

Kathleen Baker of Cal and Regan Smith tied in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:06.43. Baker also ripped two racing suits before her final. Bolles alum Ryan Murphy of Cal Aquatics won the men’s 200-meter backstroke in 1:54.15.

Micah Lawrence Sumrall of Chattahoochee Gold won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:22.06.

Josh Prenot of Cal Aquatics, coming off a month-long shoulder injury, won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:07.28.

Michael Andrew won the 50-meter butterfly in 22.93 and Bolles Caeleb Dressel was second in 22.97.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Kathleen Golding, 17, was 54th in the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:02.25, dropping 0.03. It was the second of five events she entered.

Golding swims the 400-meter individual (4:50.65) on Friday and 200-meter individual medley (2:17.19) and 50-meter freestyle (26.35) on Sunday.

The senior championship meet is one of the biggest meets of the summer. The meet is the selection trials for the Aug. 9-12 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo. The U.S. 2019 FINA World Championship team will be chosen based on combined results from nationals and Pan Pacs.

It’s also a selection meet for Junior Pan Pacs, Pan American Games and World University Games.

Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals 6 p.m. Pacific Time, three hours behind South Florida.

The meet will be shown on the webcast of usaswimming.org, the Olympic Channel at nbcsports.com, NBC and NBC Sports Network.

Friday — Day 3, Olympic Channel (9 p.m.), NBCSN (11 p.m.)

Saturday — Taped footage, NBC (3 p.m.); Day 4, Olympic Channel (10 p.m.)

Sunday — Day 4, NCBCSN (1 a.m.); Taped footage, NBC (3 p.m.); Day 5, Olympic Channel (9 p.m.)

Monday — Day 5, NBCSN (6 p.m.)

Stream: NBCSports.com or NBC Sports app

THURSDAY RESULTS
WOMEN

200-meter freestyle: 1. Katie Ledecky, STAN 1:54.60, 2. Allison Schmitt, FORK 1:55.82, 3. Gabby Deloof, MICH 1:56.55; FGC: 31. Megan Moroney, CAV 2:00.77, 50. Kyla Valls, CAV 2:02.11, 54. Kathleen Golding, 2:02.25, time drop 0.03, 61. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:02.63.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Micah Lawrence Sumrall, GOLD 2:22.06, 2. Bethany Galat, AGS 2:23.32, 3. Annie Lazor, MVN 2:24.42; FGC: None.

200-meter backstroke: 1. tie, Regan Smith, RIPT 2:06.43 and Kathleen Baker, TE 2:06.43, 3. Isabelle Stadden, AQ 2:08.24; FGC: 11. Megan Moroney, CAV 2:10.99.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Kelsi Worrell Dahlia, CARD 25.48, 2. Kendyl Stewart, TE 25.83, 3. Hellen Moffitt, TE 26.45; FGC: None

MEN

200-meter freestyle: 1. Andrew Seliskar, CAL 1:45.70, 2. Blake Pieroni, MVN 1:45.93, 3. Conor Dwyer, Unattached 1:46.08; FGC: None.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Josh Prenot, CAL 2:07.28, 2. Andrew Wilson, TX 2:08.71, 3. Will Licon, TX 2:08.72; FGC: 31. Alex Evdokimov, CSSC 2:15.42.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Ryan Murphy, CAL 1:54.15, 2. Jacob Pebley, CAL 1:55.68, 3. Austin Katz, TX 1:56.12; FGC: 48. Miguel Cancel, AKS 2:03.25, time drop 0.40.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Michael Andrew, RPC 22.93, 2. Caeleb Dressel, Bolles 22.97, 3. Chatham Dobbs, FORD 23.38; FGC: None.

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