Coral Glades Boys, Coral Springs Charter Girls Each Pick Up Three Team Wins

By Sharon Robb

DEERFIELD BEACH, October 5, 2018–In a competitive four-team meet, Coral Glades boys and Coral Springs Charter girls teams each picked up three more wins Wednesday at the Bucks’ pool.

Coral Glades boys, proving their third place finish at the Broward County Athletic Association Championship was no fluke, defeated Coral Springs Charter, 69-13, Douglas, 59-25, and host Deerfield Beach, 55-19.

Coral Glades won the boys 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Jason Bonasera was a double winner for Coral Glades in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.25 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:08.66.

Another Coral Glades double winner was Patrick Doyle in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.81 and 100-yard backstroke in 57.66.

Alexio Musleh in the 50-yard freestyle and Grant Aran in the 100-yard butterfly were individual winners for Coral Glades.

Deerfield Beach won the 200-yard freestyle relay and Carter Carlson won the 100-yard breaststroke to prevent the Coral Glades event sweep.

Coral Springs Charter girls defeated Coral Glades, 64-10, Douglas, 52-24, and Deerfield Beach, 43-33.

Coral Springs Charter was led by double winner Delaney Biro in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.81 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:24.03.

Teammate Riley McCormick won the 100-yard freetyle in 1:01.47. Biro and McCormick were members of the winning 400-yard freestyle with teammates Briana Datile and Faith Fowler.

Emily Chen was a double winner for Deerfield Beach in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:05.84 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.78. She also led off the winning 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

In the combined competition, Deerfield Beach defeated Coral Springs Charter, 82-65, Coral Glades, 83-74, and Douglas 86-73.

Douglas 92, Coral Springs Charter 66
Deerfield Beach 82, Coral Springs Charter 65
Coral Glades 85, Douglas 73
Deerfield Beach 83, Coral Glades 74
Coral Glades 79, Coral Springs Charter 77
Deerfield Beach 86, Douglas 73

Coral Springs Charter 64, Coral Glades 10
Deerfield Beach 45, Douglas 31
Coral Springs Charter 52, Douglas 24
Coral Springs Charter 43, Deerfield Beach 33
Douglas 48, Coral Glades 26
Deerfield Beach 55, Coral Glades 19

200-yard medley relay: 1. Deerfield Beach 1:57.90 (Emily Chen, Madeline Trumbore, Melissa Kinney, Kamilah Ivey), 2. Coral Springs Charter 1:58.06, 3. Douglas 2:05.72.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Emily Chen, DB 2:05.84, 2. Amber Candido, CSC 2:10.28, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 2:11.93.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Emily Rosa, DOUG 2:21.19, 2. Briana Datille, CSC 2:27.47, 3. Faith Fowler, CSC 2:30.31.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Melissa Kinney, DB 27.25, 2. Kamilah Ivey, DB 27.87, 3. Hailey Wells, CSC 28.72.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Delaney Biro, CSC 1:01.81, 2. Melissa Kinney, DB 1:05.06, 3. Andromeda Smith, DOUG 1:05.10.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Riley McCormick, CSC 1:01.47, 2. Koral Wizst, CSC 1:08.50, 3. Emma Greene, DB 1:09.88.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Delaney Biro, CSC 5:24.03, 2. Sarah Shimansky, CGL 5:49.84, 3. Willow Holmes, CGL 5:57.69.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Deerfield Beach 1:48.81 (Emily Chen, Camilla Pavan, Kamilah Ivey, Melissa Kinney), 2. Douglas 1:51.28, 3. Coral Springs Charter 1:55.07.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Emily Chen, DB 1:03.78, 2. Faith Fowler, CSC 1:09.19, 3. Melanie Ramirez, CGL 1:13.07.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Rayanna Young, DOUG 1:11.69, 2. Briana Datille, CSC 1:16.04, 3. Madeline Trumbore, DB 1:18.13.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Coral Springs Charter 4:04.31 (Briana Datille, Faith Fowler, Riley McCormick, Delaney Biro), 2. Douglas 4:13.06, 3. Deerfield Beach 4:28.38.

Deerfield Beach 49, Coral Springs Charter 22
Coral Glades 69, Coral Springs Charter 13
Coral Glades 59, Douglas 25
Douglas 68, Coral Springs Charter 14
Douglas 42, Deerfield Beach 41
Coral Glades 55, Deerfield Beach 28

200-yard medley relay: 1. Coral Glades, 1:45.53 (Patrick Doyle, David Blanco, Alexio Musleh, Grant Aran), 2. Douglas 1:51.82, 3. Douglas 1:56.00.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jason Bonasera, CGL 1:51.25, 2. Emilio Barrantes, DB 1:56.00, 3. Cole Narbonne, CGL 2:15.09.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Patrick Doyle, CGL 2:05.81, 2. Alexio Musleh, CGL 2:08.56, 3. Carter Carlson, DB 2:11.41.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Alexio Musleh,CGL 23.38, 2. Andy Brandea, DB 24.13, 3. Ian Martinez, DB 24.22.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Grant Aran, CGL 56.65, 2. Emilio Barrantes, DB 57.31, 3. Brian Gonzalez, CGL 59.37.

100-yard freestyle: 1. David Blanco, CGL 52.13, 2. Ian Martinez, DB 53.19, 3. Ben Simonson, DB 54.62.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Jason Bonasera, CGL 5:08.66, 2. Brian Gonzalez, CGL 5:09.15, 3. Gian Luca Savino, DOUG 5:28.62.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Deerfield Beach 1:34.50 (Emilio Barrantes, Ben Simonson, Ian Martinez, Carter Carlson), 2. Douglas 1:37.41, 3. Coral Glades 1:38.47.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Patrick Doyle, CGL 57.66, 2. Grant Aran, CGL 58.75, 3. Justin Irwin, DOUG 1:03.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Carter Carlson, DB 1:03.47, 2. Kenan Kocoglu, DOUG 1:03.69, 3. David Blanco, CGL 1:05.91.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Coral Glades 3:25.23 (Patrick Doyle, David Blanco, Alexio Musleh, Grant Aran), 2. Deerfield Beach 3:30.18.

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Host SOFLO Heads Field For TYR Friday Distance And SOFLO IMX/IMR Challenge

By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 4, 2018—With 154 swimmers, South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for the TYR Friday Distance and this weekend’s SOFLO IMX/IMR Challenge.

The large contingent will compete in 785 individual events over three days at Academic Village Pool. The meet begins Friday night with the girls and boys 1,000-yard freestyle.

Swimmers will get the opportunity to get some much-need racing in and chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

Up-and-coming swimmers will compete in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions are timed finals.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

On Saturday, the 10-and-under and 11-12 IMR events are 100 IM, 200 IM, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle and begin at 8:30 a.m. The 13-and-over 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 IM begin 12:30 p.m.

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., the 10-and-under and 12-and-under events are 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly. The 13-and-over events begin at noon and include the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 500 freestyle.

In addition to host SOFLO, among other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Midtown Weston, YMCA of South Florida, Boca Raton Swim Team, Pompano Beach Piranhas, City of Miami Parks, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Flying Fish Swim Club, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah and SwimFast.

In addition to age group swimmers, the meet has attracted several high school swimmers preparing for the upcoming district meets, the first step to the state championships.

Among SOFLO swimmers competing are Sarah Acevedo, Michael Arias, Gaby Banks, Kaitlyn Barrios, Sam Bullen, Mariann Catalasan, Olivia Dinehart, Fiorella Di Salvo, Kathleen Golding, Zackary Harris, Philopatier Ibrahim, Paige Lane, Jena Legaspi, Anastasia Lutz, Joseph Blake-Natino, Giada Porven, Rafael Rodriguez, Mallory Schleicher, Nicolas Rossi, Victoria Torres, Christian Tijero and Mary Smutny.


What: TYR Friday Distance, SOFLO IMX/IMR Challenge

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and noon.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on Meet Mobile or For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at