SOFLO Swimmers Headed To FGC Open Invitational At Miami-Dade North

By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, September 21, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will get in some racing against several top teams Saturday in the Florida Gold Coast Open Invite NMST at Miami-Dade North College pool.

SOFLO is sending 50 swimmers (26 girls and 24 boys) entered in 230 indivdual events.

Among the large contingent are Kaitlyn Barrios, 12; Mariann Catalasan, 12; Javier Colmenares, 12; Luna Delgado, 12; Joseph-Blake Natino, 12; Judith-Alison Natino, 12; Carleigh Schleicher, 12; Natalia Sibug, 12; Juan Vallmitjana, 9; and Sarah Vasquez, 10.

SOFLO’s top-seeded swimmers are:

Jemma Baldwin, 8, 25-yard butterfly, 19.15; 25-yard backstroke, 20.69; 25-yard breaststroke, 23.65.

Stefano Mazzi, 10, 100-yard backstroke, 1:21.69; 50-yard butterfly, 36.35; 50-yard breaststroke 43.13.

Sarah Vasquez, 10, 100-yard individual medley, 1:18.91.

Ten teams are entered in the meet. In addition to North Miami Swim Team and SOFLO, the field includes Atlantis Swimming Club, Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Eagle Aquatics, Hammerhead Aquatics, Hurricane Aquatics, Metro Aquatic Club of Miami, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Miami Swimming and Southern Wahoos. Speed World Swimming is competing unattached.

The two-session meet has been capped and no further entries are being accepted.


What: FGC Open Invite North Miami Swim Team

When: Saturday, Session I, 8:30 a.m., Session II, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Miami-Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami

Of note: The meet is short course yards…North Miami Swim Team and City of Miami are co-hosting the event…Ten teams are entered including Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Hurricane Aquatics and Metro Aquatics…The results can be found on Meet Mobile…Admission is $4 per session. Heat sheets are free on the NMST website or Meet Mobile…For more information call 786-255-5301.

Sharon Robb can be reached at

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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