Girl Power Leads SOFLO On Final Day Of Sunrise Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, December 17, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club’s girl power took center stage on the final day of the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Sunday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Sophia Avila, 10, was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:13.17 and third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 40.00. She finished with 26 points in high point.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 13, was third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 31.47.

Ana Frable, 15, was third in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:32.84.

Kaitlyn Consuegra, 13, was fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 20:33.65. It was her highest finish of the three-day meet.

Alessandra Gendarmi, 9, was fourth in the 50-yard breststroke in 46.40. She finished with 25 points in high point.

SOFLO’s girls 7-10 200-yard freestyle relay was second in 2:23.04.

Emiliano Cavani, 10, was SOFLO’s top boys finisher placing fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 47.47. He had 13 points in high point.

SOFLO was among a 13-team field of mostly Florida Gold Coast swim clubs. The field featured Alper J Swim Club, Asoc. Natacion El Milenio, Broward Elite, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Gulliver, Hammerhead Aquatics, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Speed World Swimming, SwimFast, host Sunrise Swimming and three unattached teams.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Cecilia Mirones, SUN 20:57.36; 13-14, 1. Kaitlyn Bonasera, CSSC 18:22.61; SOFLO: 4. Kaitlyn Consuegra 20:33.63; 15-and-over, 1. Victoria Landron, SUN 19:00.90.

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise 2:22.36, 2. SOFLO 2:23.04 (no names submitted), 3. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:27.73; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:52.14; 13-14, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:44.85; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:47.52, 2. Sunrise 1:50.41, 3. SOFLO 1:54.59 (no names submitted).

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 2:43.12; SOFLO: 6. Saree Young 3;19.26, 7. Alessandra Gendarmi 3:19.73; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 2:21.04; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 2:12.31; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 2:16.73; SOFLO: 8. Ana Frable 2:35.25.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 1:06.72; SOFLO: 3. Sophia Avila 1:13.17, 5. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:16.89, time drop, 7. Alexandra Strong 1:21.30; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 57.35; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 56.49; SOFLO: 7. Ava Kuznik 59.78; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 55.28; SOFLO: 8. Sophia Bedoya 1:03.56.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 35.08; SOFLO: 3. Sophia Avila 40.00, time drop, 7. Jemma Baldwin 42.93, 8. Alexandra Strong 44.23; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 30.19; 13-14, 1. Camille Schechter, CANE 30.29; SOFLO: 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 31.47, time drop, 7. Ava Kuznik 33.03, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 28.91.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 2:38.64; SOFLO: 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 2:25.84; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 2:29.78; SOFLO: 6. Olivia Ware 2:54.46.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Carly Chin, CSSC 1:26.81; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 1:05.67; 13-14, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 1:01.20; SOFLO: 8. Ava Kuznik 1:11.13; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 1:00.96.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 41.75; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 46.40, 5. Shelby Evans 46.56, 8. Sophia Avila 50.46, time drop; 11-12, 1. Reese Rosenthal, GRSC 33.88; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 31.60; 15-and-over, 1. Ray Young, CSSC 32.80.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 2:19.96; 13-14, 1. Anabela Shearer, SUN 2:16.96; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 2:16.58; SOFLO: 3. Ana Frable 2:32.84, time drop.

BOYS

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 19:55.98; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvares, CSSC 18:24.54; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 16:25.29.

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise 2:01.34; 11-12, 1. Lake Lytal Lightning 1:57.10; 13-14, None; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:36.29.

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 2:32.04; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 2:14.61; 13-14, 1. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 2:15.15; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 2:25.98, 8. Austin Nelson 2:32.87; 15-and-over, 1. Roberto Valdes, GRSC 2:00.85.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:03.23; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 57.77; SOFLO: 6. Alessio Mazzi 1:05.83, time drop; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 53.69; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Harnandez 57.98, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 47.21.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 34.74; SOFLO: 8. Emiliano Cavani 43.05, time drop; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 29.65; SOFLO: 7. Alessio Mazzi 36.69; 13-14, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora, SUN 30.00; SOFLO: 3. Austin Nelson 30.51, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 26.21.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:40.76; 13-14, 1. Charles Wingold, HAFL 2:40.39; 15-and-over, 1. Roberto Valdes, GRSC 2:14.68.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:11.35; SOFLO: 3. Emiliano Cavani 1:45.29; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 1:03.81; 13-14, 1. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 1:00.12; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 1:09.03; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 53.20.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 38.76; SOFLO: 4. Emiliano Cavani 47.47, time drop; 11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 33.98; 13-14, 1. Maximus Pagan, GRSC 34.54; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Domecq, CSSC 28.99.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Ares Rilo SUN 2:28.77; 13-14, 1. Ivan Grass, GRSC 2:22.47; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:54.30.

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

SOFLO Captures Combined, Boys Team Titles At 28th FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 16, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club captured the combined and boys team titles Sunday at the 28th annual Speedo Winter Championships Sunday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

It was the first time since 2014, SOFLO won the combined team title. SOFLO won with a team record 1,612.5 points. Defending champion Pine Crest was second with 1,291 and St. Andrew’s Aquatics third with 1,057.

SOFLO won the boys team title with 873.5 points. Pine Crest was second with 478 and St. Andrew’s third with 437. Defending champion Azura was fourth with 406.

Pine Crest defended its title in the women’s competition, winning the team title with 812.5 points. SOFLO was runner-up with 739 and St. Andrew’s third with 620.

SOFLO’s top boys high point finisher was Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 12, third in the 11-12 age group with 71 points. He had five first places in relays and individual events, four second places, one third, sixth and seventh place.

The top girls’ finisher was Olivia Dinehart, 13, third in the 13-14 age group with 68 points. She had four first places, three second places, two third places, one fifth and sixth place. Mary Smutny, 18, was second highest in 17-18 with 67 points.

Olivia Dinehart was a double winner in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.72 and 100-meter individual medley in 59.21.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez won the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:07.65.

Javier Colmenares won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.22.

Sebastian Lares won the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 55.17.

SOFLO’s girls’ open 400-yard freestyle relay won in 3:28.81 with Mary Smutny, Maya Coffey, Gaby Banks and Kathleen Golding. Golding had the fastest split of 50.71 on her anchor leg. Smutny’s leadoff split was 50.76.

SOFLO’s boys 11-12 400-yard freestyle relay won big in 3:51.74 ahead of Metro Aquatics in 3:57.24 with Javier Colmenares, with a good leadoff split of 56.12, Kevin Moya, Jonathan Lozano and Diego Nazario-Vazquez with a blistering anchor leg of 54.35. The relay was seeded second in 3:57.39.

A field of more than 1,000 swimmers and 53 teams competed in the biggest holiday meet in South Florida.

SOFLO had 107 swimmers (56 boys and 51 girls) of all ages in the four-day meet. The swimmers competed in 636 individual events and 16 relay events with 55 relay teams.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams were represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics.

In last year’s meet, Pine Crest (1,317), Azura (1,165) and St. Andrew’s (923) were the top three finishers in the combined team standings.

Azura won the men’s team title with 694 points followed by Jupiter with 451 and Pine Crest with 422.

Pine Crest won the women’s team title with 895 followed by St. Andrew’s with 538 and North Palm Beach with 504.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,612.5, 2. Pine Crest 1,291, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1,057.5, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 913.5, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 889.5.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 873.5, 2. Pine Crest 478.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 437, 4. Azura 406, 5. Jupiter Dragons 401.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 812.5, 2. SOFLO 739, 3. St. Andrew’s 620.5, 4. East Coast 577, 5. Azura 507.5.

BOYS HIGH POINT:

10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, City of Miami 66.

11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 88; SOFLO: 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 71, 4. Javier Colmenares 65.

13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 76; SOFLO: 3. Sebastian Lares 63, 10. Juan Mora 38, 11. Yannai Michael 30.

15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, East Coast 74; SOFLO: 6. Dominic Bono 42, 6. Dominic Bono 42, 8. Miguel Sierra 35, 9. Lance Lesage 32.

17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 76.

GIRLS HIGH POINT:

10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, Eagle Aquatics, 59; SOFLO: 9. Sarah Vasquez 28.

11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 88.

13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 84; SOFLO: 3. Olivia Dinehart 68, 9. Elena Dinehart 34.

15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter Dragons 81; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 53.

17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, East Coast Aquatic Club 75; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 67, 9. Kathleen Golding 35.

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. St. Andrew’s 2:02.82, 2. Metro Aquatics 2:03.98, 3. Jupiter Dragons 2:05.24; 5. SOFLO 2:05.82 (Giada Porven, Caterina Fogli, Elise Dinehart, Sarah Vasquez); 11-12, 1. Pine Crest 3:56.55, 2. SOFLO A 3:58.54 (Izzy Wilson, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz, Kaitlyn Barrios), 3. East Coast 4:01.39, 10. SOFLO B 4:12.22 (Mariann Catalasan, Leah Pando, Gabriela Avila, Natalia Sibug).

400-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. Pine Crest 3:34.45, 2. St. Andrew’s 3;36.29, 3. SOFLO A 3:40.92 (Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres, JennaMarie Brames, Olivia Dinehart), 10. SOFLO B 3:57.10 (Sally Golding, Alexis Christensen, Sabrina Osorio, Jena Legaspi); Open, 1. SOFLO A 3:28.81 (Mary Smutny, Maya Coffey, GAby Banks, Kathleen Golding), 2. East Coast 3:30.34, 3. Azura 3:33.16, 9. SOFLO B 3:39.55 (Molly Golding, Michelle Marinheiro, Hailey Jerew, Mallory Schleicher).

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:06.45.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Casey Perez, BM 2:14.79; 13-14, 1. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 2:09.17; SOFLO: 2. Maddie Smutny 2:09.60, time drop, 4. Elena Dinehart 2:14.79, time drop; 15-16, 1. Ella Martinez, ECAC 2:03.82; SOFLO: 4. Sara Quintero 2:09.20, time drop, 5. Mallory Schleicher 2:10.06, time drop, 6. Sarah Acevedo 2:10.31, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Shayna Fetes, SAS 2:06.82.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Leilani Bermudez, JDST 1:18.39; SOFLO: 7. Sarah Vasquez 1:25.80, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:07.36; SOFLO: 6. Natalia Sibug 1:14.10, time drop, 9. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:16.46; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:04.72; SOFLO: 8. tie, Sally Golding, Victoria Torres 1:08.52; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 1:05.29; 17-and-over, 1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 1:03.51; SOFLO: 3. Kathleen Golding 1:05.03, time drop, 5. Mary Smutny 1:08.30, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ana Gedeon, Unattached 26.82.

200-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:56.17; SOFLO: 6. Mariana Pinto 2:06.16, time drop; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:50.84; SOFLO: 5. Olivia Dinehart 1:56.30, time drop, 10. Elena Dinehart 2:01.13; 15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:52.00; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 1:55.82; 17-and-over, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 1:54.11; SOFLO: 10. Maya Coffey 2:00.73.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Ana Gedeon, Unattached 1:08.58; SOFLO: 6. Sarah Vasquez 1:14.98, time drop; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:00.56; SOFLO: 10. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:08.59; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 59.21; 15-16, 1. Paige MacEachern ECAC 58.11; SOFLO: 9. Molly Golding 1:01.51, 10. Sara Quintero 1:03.40; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 56.60; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 57.16, 3. Mary Smutny 57.89; SOFLO: 9. Maya Coffey 1:04.91.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 31.78; SOFLO: 3. Caterina Fogli 35.14, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 58.77; SOFLO: 10. Mariann Catalasan 1:08.67; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 56.58; SOFLO: 3. Elena Dinehart 1:00.30; 15-16, 1. Logan Watson-Brown, WA 58.91; 17-and-over, 1. Shayna Fetes, SAS 59.17.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Jupiter 2:03.02, 2. Metro Aquatics 2:03.32, 3. Wellington 2:05.93, 4. SOFLO A 2:06.03 (Juan Vallmitjana, Stefano Mazzi, Leo Shee, Connot Jimenez), 10. SOFLO B 2:16.32 (Matthew Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Brandon Lozano, Mason Jimenez); 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 3:51.74 (Javier Colmenares, Kevin Moya, Jonathan Lozano, Diego Nazario-Vazquez), 2. Metro Aquatics 3:57.24, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:57.29, 9. SOFLO B 4:15.71 (Will Cunningham, Marvan Ekanayake, Luca Hincapie, Hashan Ekanayake).

400-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. Hialeah 3:21.56, 2. East Coast 3:23.67, 3. SOFLO A 3:25.40 (Brennan Binder, Alejandro Mateus, Yannai Michael, Sebastian Lares), 8. SOFLO B 3:37.52 (Alex Golding, Christian Tijero, Christopher Hau, Zackary Harris); Open, 1. Pine Crest B 3:09.43, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:12.37, 3. TS Aquatics 3;12.85, 4. SOFLO A 3;13.01 (Michael Arias, Lance Lesage, Rafael Rodriguez, Robert Wilson), 13. SOFLO B 3:21.94 (Dominic Bono, Nicolas Rossi, Miguel Sierra, Juan Colmenares).

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:02.15.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 2:07.65, time drop; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 1:59.32; SOFLO: 3. Brenann Binder 2:02.17, time drop, 7. Alejandro Mateus 2:09.02, time drop; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JDST 1:53.47; SOFLO: 5. Dominic Bono 1:57.45, time drop, 7. Miguel Sierra 1:58.02, 8. Nicolas Munoz 2:04.65, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Brayan Perez, BM 1:56.00; SOFLO: 9. Leonardo Mateus 2:08.31.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jared Berke, PC 1:22.70; SOFLO: 7. Stefano Mazzi 1:28.06, time drop; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:08.22, time drop; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 1:00.94; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 1:04.09, 7. Alex Golding 1:06.51, time drop; 15-16, 1. Andy Rogatinsky, PST 58.96; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 59.06, time drop; SOFLO: 9. Javier Roman 1:02.02; 17-and-over, 1. Ricardo Martinez, ECAC 58.57; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 1:01.59, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 26.92.

200-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:53.94; 13-14, 1. Vitor Ballen Sega, Unattached 1:43.53; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:43.81; SOFLO: 8. Robert Wilson 1:46.60, time drop, 9. Lance Lesage 1:47.17; 17-and-over, 1. Diego Machado, TSA 1:41.86.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Michael Fabry, JDST 1:11.18; SOFLO: 9. Stefano Mazzi 1:16.78; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:00.68; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 1:02.79, time drop, 6. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:03.71, time drop; 13-14, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 55.17, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Yannai Michael 58.64, 10. Brennan Binder 1:00.40; 15-16, 1. Raphael Santos, PC 53.37; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 50.98; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 54.34.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 30.18; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez, 34.28, 10. Brandon Lozano 37.73.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 57.43; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:03.13; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 54.81; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 55.72, time drop, 8. Alejandro Mateus 59.02, time drop; 15-16, 1. Alex Marrero, SFTL 53.03; SOFLO: 3. Miguel Sierra 54.37, 10. Juan Colmenares 56.59; 17-and-over, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 49.89; SOFLO: 6. Rafael Rodriguz 54.67.

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

Caeleb Dressel Shines On Final Night Of FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships; Hosszu, Le Clos Named FINA Swimmers Of The Year


By Sharon Robb

HANGZHOU, China, December 16, 2018—On the sixth and final night of the 14th FINA World Short Course Championships, Caeleb Dressel saved his best for last.

The Clay High School and Bolles Swim Club alum won the 100-meter freestyle in an exciting finish against Russian Vlad Morozov, 45.62-45.64. Dressel used his closing speed to out-touch Morozov. South African Chad le Clos took the bronze in 45.89.

It was Dressel’s first individual gold medal and short course world title. He also broke his own American record of 45.66 he set earlier in the meet as leadoff leg of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

“I actually feel alright right now,” Dressel said. “It was a long meet, but I’ve had meets where I was a lot more tired. This went smoothly. I’m happy to be done, don’t get me wrong, but it was a great performance all around from everyone on the team and it was really exciting to be a part of that.”

Dressel was also a member of the winning 4×100-meter medley relay with a split of 48.28. The U.S. men won in a championship record 3:19.98 breaking the old U.S. record of 3:20.99 set in 2010. Russia was second in 3:20.61 and Japan was third in 3:21.07. Dressel was joined by teammates Ryan Murphy, a Bolles alum, Andrew Wilson and Ryan Held.

“I feel like I’m in really good shape,” Dressel said. “They (his swims) were pretty sloppy to be honest, a lot of them. I feel like I got better as the meet went on because that was faster than the first day of the meet tonight, so I think I was getting better every day. The speed was not quite there, but like I said I think I’m in really good shape. My last 50 was really good in the fly and the free, so I’m not worried about anything and it will be fun year next year at Worlds.”

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu and South Africa’s Chad le Clos were named 2018 FINA Swimmers of the Year. Hosszu’s new coach, Arpad Petrov, was named the top women’s coach and former Coral Springs Swim Club coach Andrea di Nino and coach of Le Clos, was named men’s coach of the year. They were honored at the FINA World Aquatics Gala on Sunday night.

In the other Sunday finals:

The U.S. women’s 4×50-meter freestyle relay team of Madison Kennedy, Mallory Comerford, Kelsi Worrell Dahlia and Erika Brown won in a championship record 1:34.03 ahead of world record holder Netherlands (1:34.55) and Australia (1:36.34).

Mykhailo Romanchuk of the Ukraine overtook early leader and world record holder Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy in the final 25 meters of the 1,500-yard freestyle to win in a championship record 14:09.14. Paltrinieri finished in 14:09.87 and Norway’s Henrik Christiansen was third in 14:19.39.

American Annie Lazor won a three-woman race in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:18.32 ahead of teammate Bethany Gelat in 2:18.62 and Belgium’s Fanny Lecluyse in 2:18.85.

Russia’s Evgeny Rylov surged in the final 50 meters to knock off American and Bolles alum Ryan Murphy, 1:47.02-1:47.34. Poland’s Radoslaw Kawecki and Aussie Mitch Larkin tied for the bronze in 1:48.25.

American Kelsi Worrell Dahlia won the 100-meter butterfly in 55.01, just a half second off her world record. U.S. teammate Kendyl Stewart was second in 56.22 and Brazil’s Daiene Dias was third in 56.31.

South African Cameron van der Burgh won the 50-meter breaststroke in a championship record 25.41 to sweep the breaststroke events. The Olympic gold medalist and world record holder announced his retirement following the meet. Ilya Shymanovich of Belarus took silver in 25.77 and former championship record holder Felipe Lima of Brazil was third in 25.80.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands won the 50-meter freestyle in a championship record of 23.19. Teammate Femke Heemskerk was second in 23.67. Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros was third in 23.76.

The U.S. women’s relay team of Olivia Smoliga, Katie Meili, Kelsi Worrell Dahlia and Mallory Comerford won the 4×100-meter medley relay in a championship record 3:45.58. China was second in 3:48.80 and Italy was third in a national record 3:51.38.

The short course worlds are swum in short course meters and held in the years when FINA does not hold its world championships (currently this means in even years). The short course championship is swimming-only events where world championships feature all five aquatic disciplines.

A field of 960 swimmers, with several top names missing, from 178 countries competed for 46 world titles over six days at the Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center Tennis Centre. The center is uniquely shaped like a lotus bowl with an 8,000-seat capacity.

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

SOFLO Leads Combined, Boys Team Points, Pine Crest Leads Girls After Day Three Of 28th FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 16, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club has all but clinched the combined and boys team titles after Day Three action at the 28th annual Speedo Winter Championships Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO leads combined with 1,507 points followed by Pine Crest Swim Team will 1,195 and St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 954 and leads the boys field with 810 followed by Pine Crest with 482 and St. Andrew’s 408.5.

Still up for grabs is the girls team title with Pine Crest (712.5) leading SOFLO (697) going down to the wire.

SOFLO continued to dominate the meet buoyed by both talent and depth. Among SOFLO winners were:

Kathleen Golding, 200-yard backstroke, 2:04.31, time drop.

Lance Lesage, 200-yard backstroke, 1:54.00.

SOFLO won the 11-12 boys 400-yard medley relay in 4:16.83.

SOFLO relied on its depth with several swimmers placing among the Top 10 in their events including runners-up Mary Smutny, Olivia Dinehart, Javier Colmenares, Juan Mora, Juan Pablo Pineda, Dominic Bono and Diego Nazario-Vazquez.

A field of more than 1,000 swimmers and 53 teams are competing through Sunday in the biggest holiday meet in South Florida.

SOFLO has 107 swimmers (56 boys and 51 girls) of all ages in the four-day meet. The swimmers are competing in 636 individual events and 16 relay events with 55 relay teams.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics.

In last year’s meet, Pine Crest (1,317), Azura (1,165) and St. Andrew’s (923) were the top three finishers in the combined team standings.

Azura won the men’s team title with 694 points followed by Jupiter with 451 and Pine Crest with 422. Pine Crest won the women’s team title with 895 followed by St. Andrew’s with 538 and North Palm Beach with 504.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,507, 2. Pine Crest 1,195, 3. St. Andrew’s 954, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 843.5, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 755.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 810, 2. Pine Crest 482.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 408.5, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 390, 5. Jupiter Dragons 376.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 712.5, 2. SOFLO 697, 3. St. Andrew’s 545.5. 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 494, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 453.5.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Jupiter 2:17.30, 2. SOFLO 2:20.58 (Caterina Fogli, Elise Dinehart, Giada Porven, Sarah Vasquez), 3. Metro Aquatics 2:21.11; 11-12, 1. Pine Crest 4:18.29, 2. Azura 4:27.64, 3. SOFLO 4:31.40 (no relay names submitted), 8. SOFLO B 4:40.42 (Gabriela Avila, Leah Pando, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz).

400-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. Pine Crest 3:55.49, 2. SOFLO A 4:02.36 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Victoria Torres), 3. St. Andrew’s 4:06.07, 6. SOFLO B 4:13.85 (Jena Legaspi, Sabrina Osorio, Sally Golding, JennaMarie Brames); Open, 1. East Coast 3:52.09, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:53.72, 3. Azura 3:56.34, 4. SOFLO A 3:57.52 (Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding, Mary Smutny, Gaby Banks), 13. SOFLO B 4:13.50 (Lucy Smutny, Michelle Marinheiro, Jacqueline Lugo, Maya Coffey).

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, Unattached 2:05.35; SOFLO: 6. Sarah Vasquez 2:23.25, time drop;

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:08.91; SOFLO: 5. Caterina Fogli 1:17.60, time drop.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:08.01; SOFLO: 6. Leah Pando 2:26.82, 8. Mariann Catalasan 2:27.20; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:03.04; SOFLO: 3. Elena Dinehart 2:06.90, time drop, 9. Jena Legaspi 2:17.70; 15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:03.27; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 2:08.44, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:04.31, time drop, 4. Mary Smutny 2:07.89.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Leilani Bermudez, JDST 35.90; 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 30.36; SOFLO: 7. Natalia Sibug 34.39, time drop; 13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 30.40; SOFLO: 5. Victoria Torres 31.25; 15-and-over, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 29.64; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 31.58; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 29.61.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, Unattached 59.51; SOFLO: 5. Sarah Vasquez 1:06.65, time drop; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 52.83; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 51.43; 15-16, 1. Logan Watson-Brown, WA 51.69; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 51.36; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 51.68.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, Unattached 2:26.85; SOFLO: 3. Sarah Vasquez 2:38.89, dropped time, 10. Pilar Duranti 3:02.60.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 4:39.23; SOFLO: 9. Marianna Catalasan 5:23.48, time drop; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:27.40; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 4:30.18, time drop; 15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 4:21.37; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 4:32.58, time drop, 4. Molly Golding 4:34.49, time drop, 6. Sara Quintero 4:38.12, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Shauna Abair, ECAC 4:39.56.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 30.94; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 26.53; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 25.93; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 25.36; SOFLO: 6. Gaby Banks 26.99; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 24.92; SOFLO: 3. Mary Smutny 25.75, 4. Kathleen Golding 25.83.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Jupiter 2;18.81, 2. Metro Aquatics 2:20.38, 3. North Palm Beach 2:25.64, 6. SOFLO 2:27.46 (Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Stefano Mazzi, Juan Vallmitjana); 11-12, 1. SOFLO 4:16.83 (no names submitted), 2. Metro Aquatics 4:23.22, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:26.20.

400-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. East Coast 3:48.30, 2. SOFLO A 3:49.67 (Sebastian Lares, Juan Mora, Brennan Binder, Zackary Harris), 3. Hialeah 3:50.96, 7. SOFLO B 3:56.29 (Logan Gonzalez, Yannai Michael, Alejandro Mateus, Alex Golding); Open, 1. Pine Crest 3:27.53, 2. Azura 3:29.27, 3. SOFLO A 3:31.28 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez, Michael Arias), 13. SOFLO B 3:44.29 (Leonardo Mateus, Javier Roman, Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson).

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Andreas DaSilva, WOW 2:10.27; SOFO: 9. Juan Vallmitjana 2:27.05.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:04.79.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:03.71; SOFLO: 7. Jonathan Lozano 2:24.28, time drop, 9. Ethan McPeek 2:29.90; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 1:56.92; SOFLO: 3. Sebastian Lares 1:59.57, time drop, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 2:05.94, time drop, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.91; 15-16, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:54.00; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 1:59.09, 7. Miguel Sierra 2:02.01, 8. Juan Colmenares 2:02.11; 17-and-over, 1. Jose Diaz, PC 1:54.14, 6. Rafael Rodriguez 1:57.46, 9. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.97.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gabriel Amorim, BMSC 37.77; SOFLO: 9. Stefano Mazzi 41.76; 11-12, 1. Braynsly Dirksz, Unattached 31.77; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 31.99, time drop; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 28.26; SOFLO: 2. Juan Mora 29.06, time drop, 8. Yannai Michael 30.22; 15-16, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 26.82; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 27.32, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Christian March, PAQ 26.27.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 59.35; SOFLO: 10. Stefano Mazzi 1:07.32; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 51.67; SOFLO: 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 53.25, time drop; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 48.44; SOFLO: 3. Sebastian Lares 48.89, time drop, 8. Juan Mora 50.93; 15-16, 1. Raphael Santos, PC 47.22; SOFLO: 4. Michael Arias 48.39, 7. Miguel Sierra 48.80, 8. Robert Wilson 48.81; 17-and-over, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 44.48; SOFLO: 9. Rafael Rodriguez 48.58.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 2:34.87; SOFLO: 4. Stefano Mazzi 2:42.26.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 4:34.44; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 4:45.32, time drop; 13-14, 1. Josh Zuchowski,FAST 3:56.95; SOFLO: 4. Brennan Binder 4:26.70, time drop, 9. Alejandro Mateus 4:37.74; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 4:05.19; SOFLO: 2. Dominic Bono 4:12.90, time drop, 5. Javier Roman 4:18.10; 17-and-over, 1. Juan Zapata, Azura 4:05.06; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 4:18.15.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 28.21; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 26.38; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 26.41, time drop; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 24.15; SOFLO: 2. Juan Mora 24.30, time drop; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JDST 22.97; SOFLO: 5. Miguel Sierra 23.76, 10. Robert Wilson 25.10; 17-and-over, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 22.44; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 23.67.

IF YOU GO

What: 28th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking will be free. For information call 954-452-2525.

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

Sophia Avila, Ruth Kauffman, Austin Nelson, Adrian Hernandez Lead SOFLO On Day Two Of Sunrise Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, December 15, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers stepped up on Day Two of the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Saturday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Several swimmers had top three finishes and best times.

Sophia Avila, 10, finished second in the 7-10 100-yard backstroke in 1:26.81. She swam a best time of 1:24.14 in morning prelims. She was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in 33.26, after dropping time in prelims in 32.78. She has 13 points in high point.

Ruth Kauffman, 16, was second in the 15-and-over 100-yard backstroke in 1:09.14. She first bettered her previous best time in prelims in 1:09.54 and came back in finals with another best time of 1:09.14. She has seven points in high point.

Austin Nelson, 13, was second in the 13-14 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:08.04. He has seven points in high point.

Adrian Hernandez, 13, had another good night placing second in the 13-14 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:09.51. He has eight points in high point. He improved his previous best in the event in both prelims and finals.

SOFLO is among a 13-team field of mostly Florida Gold Coast swim clubs. The field features Alper J Swim Club, Asoc. Natacion El Milenio, Broward Elite, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Gulliver, Hammerhead Aquatics, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Speed World Swimming, SwimFast, host Sunrise Swimming and three unattached teams.

In last year’s meet, SOFLO won the combined and boys team titles. The SOFLO boys team won with 815 points. Sunrise Swimming was runner-up with 575. The SOFLO girls team was second with 615 points behind Sunrise Swimming with 666. SOFLO won the combined team title with 1,430 points. Sunrise Swimming was second with 1,241.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
7-10, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 2:30.53, 2. SOFLO 2:40.51, 3. Sunrise 2:49.16; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 2:03.15, 2. Sunrise Swimming 2:12.27, 3. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:13.27; 13-14, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:55.00, 2. Sunrise 1:59.34, 3. Swim Fast 2:05.34, 4. SOFLO 2:06.87; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:57.91, 2. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:00.77, 3. Sunrise 2:00.88, 4. SOFLO 2:07.89.

200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 2:29.41; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 2:44.25; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 2:07.18; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 1:58.93; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 1:58.64.

100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 1:19.80; SOFLO: 2. Sophia Avila 1:26.81, best time in prelims, 5. Jemma Baldwin 1:30.29, 6. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:30.44, time drop, 8. Saree Young 1:33.02; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 1:04.76; 13-14, 1. Anabela Shearer, SUN 1:02.62; SOFLO: 8. Emma Schain 1:10.09; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 1:02.76; SOFLO: 2. Ruth Kauffman 1:09.14, time drop, 4. Daniela Barreto 1:12.45.

50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 34.92; SOFLO: 8. Caitlin Nguyen 44.08; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 29.71; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 28.09; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 27.20.

100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 34.92; SOFLO: 8. Caitlin Nguyen 44.08; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 29.71; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 28.09; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 27.20.

50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 29.92, 2. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 31.16, 3. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 33.26, best time in prelims; SOFLO: 5. Alessandra Gendarmi 34.50, time drop; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 26.87; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 26.47; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Mason, CSSC 25.48.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Gabby Meserole, LLL 2:41.45; 13-14, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 2:22.20; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 2:15.94.

100-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 1:16.37; SOFLO: 6. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:31.99, 7. Shelby Evans 1:36.22; 11-12, 1. Reese Rosenthal, GRSC 1:08.15; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 1:02.39; SOFLO: 8. Reagan Lowe 1:12.97; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 1:03.58; SOFLO: 7. Ana Frable 1:11.48..

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise Swimming 2:22.23; 11-12, 1. Sunrise Swimming 2:16.85; 13-14, 1. Sunrise Swimming 1:53.47; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:44.94.

200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 2:22.08; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 2:03.71; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 1:57.17; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 1:44.52.

100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 1:14.11; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 1:08.23; SOFLO: 7. Benjamin Kim 1:18.52; 13-14, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora 1:03.55; SOFLO: 2. Austin Nelson 1:08.04, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 52.25; SOFLO: 6. Garrett Oliver 1:02.77, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Aiden Sabocik, LLL 37.47; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 28.85; SOFLO: 8. Nicholas Pelaez 35.83; 13-14, 1. Mario Solorzano, CANE 28.22; SOFLO: 8. Adrian Hernandez 30.89, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 24.31.

100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 1:26.25; 11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:14.27; SOFLO: 6. Benjamin Kim 1:29.29; 13-14, 1. Matias Jaramillo, GRSC 1:09.27; 15-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 57.09.

50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 28.21; SOFLO: 8. Emiliano Cavano 35.23; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 26.29; SOFLO: 4. Alessio Mazzi 30.58, time drop; 13-14, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora, SUN 25.15; SOFLO: 6. Cesar Rodriguez 27.89; 15-and-over, 1. Andres McKeon, CSSC 22.84.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 2:25.27; 13-14, 1. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 2:15.44; 15-and-over, 1. Roberto Valdes, GRSC 2:03.32.

100-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:11.64; 11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:08.62; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 1:04.08; SOFLO: 2. Adrian Hernandez 1:09.51, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 51.79.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Holiday Champs

WHEN: Sunday

SCHEDULE: Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

WHERE: Sunrise Civic Center Pool, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

ADMISSION: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are free and available at sunriseswimming.com or on Meet Mobile. Copies will be posted around the deck.For information call the Sunrise Swimming Office 954-747-4635.

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

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Wins Second Gold, Dylan Carter Takes Bronze On Day Five Of FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships


By Sharon Robb

HANGZHOU, China, December 15, 2018—Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club won her second gold medal Saturday at the 14th FINA World Short Course Championships.

Atkinson, 30, the top-seed and world record holder in the 100-meter breaststroke, won the event in 1:03.51. She is the first woman to win the event for three consecutive world championships (won gold in 2014 and 2016). It was her third medal after winning the 50-meter breaststroke and third in the 100-meter individual medley.

American Katie Meili took silver in 1:03.63. Meili pulled away from the field along with Atkinson, who had a great start and then held on for the win to out-touch Meili. Aussie Jessica Hansen was third in 1:04.61.

“Done and done,” Atkinson said. “Beyond thankful for God’s calming guidance and keeping me mentally and physically in the game. Two golds and a bronze is the best haul at worlds yet, and to do it at 30 years old makes it even better.”

Other Florida swimmers:

1. prelims, 3. semis, Caeleb Dressel, U.S., Clay/Bolles, 100-meter freestyle, 45.98, 46.09.

5. Melanie Margalis, U.S., St. Petersburg, 200-meter individual medley, 2:07.39.

12. Marcelo Acosta, El Salvador, Azura alum, 1,500-meter freestyle, 14:45.78.

25. Isabella Paez, Venezuela, Dora, Miami Metro Aquatics, 100-meter butterfly, 59.69.

66. Jhonny Perez, Dominican Republic, Azura alum, 100-meter freestyle, 51.03.

In Saturday’s finals seven countries won seven gold medals. No world records were broken.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:03.25 for her third consecutive title in the event which she holds the world and championship record in 2:01.86. It was her fourth gold medal of the meet. The U.S. finished two-three with St. Petersburg’s Melanie Margalis in 2:04.62 and Kathleen Baker in 2:05.64.

“It’s always nice to race in China,” Hosszu said. “I’ve got many fans throughout the year. I’ve been racing a lot in Beijing and now in Hangzhou. Obviously, I’m very happy with my results over the past couple of days. I’m happiest with this, the women’s medley gold because of the time (2:03.25).

“My training hasn’t changed that much by changing my coach. I’ve had a long swimming career, so I’m pretty aware what I need to do to perform well. Obviously, it’s really good to have a coach who can provide additional value to my training. There are little things I have changed and try to focus on. I do pay attention to recovery and try to do a lot more quality instead of quantity”.

American Olivia Smoliga won the 50-meter backstroke in an American record 25.88 successfully sweeping the sprint backstrokes. It was the only gold medal won by the U.S. on Day 5. Caroline Pilhatsch of Austria was second in a national record 25.99. Australia’s Holly Barratt was third in 26.04.

“It feels like a blur to me, it goes by so quickly,” Smoliga said. “I saw both girls off the side of me at the turn and I knew I had to have a good finish, so I tried my best to get my hands on the wall first. I think the time (25.88) is important. It shows how your training has been going, if you have improved your times from previous years. It shows what you are doing is the right thing”.

Japan’s Daiya Seto won the 400-meter individual medley in 3:56.43. Seto took off and led from start-to-finish. He was within a second of the world record of 3:55.50 held by Ryan Lochte. Aussie Thomas Fraser-Holmes was second in 4:02.74 and Brazil’s Brandonn Almeida was third in 4:03.71.

Brazilian world record holder Nicholas Santos knocked off South African Chad le Clos in the 50-meter butterfly in a championship record 21.81. Le Clos finished in 21.97 and Plantation American Heritage alum Dylan Carter of Trinidad and Tobago was third in 22.38. He was sixth fastest qualifier for the event. It was the second-ever medal for the Caribbean nation after George Bovell’s bronze in 2012 in the 100 IM.

Russia won the men’s 4×50-meter medley relay in a championship record 1:30.54. The U.S., despite Ryan Murphy leading off with a fast split of 22.73, took silver in 1:30.90 and Brazil won the bronze medal in 1:31.49.

In an exciting finish, China outlasted the U.S., 7:34.08-7:35.30 to take gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Australia took bronze in a national record 7:36.40.

The short course worlds are swum in short course meters and held in the years when FINA does not hold its world championships (currently this means in even years). The short course championship is swimming-only events where world championships feature all five aquatic disciplines.

A field of 960 swimmers, with several top names missing, from 178 countries are competing for 46 world titles over six days at the Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center Tennis Centre. The center is uniquely shaped like a lotus bowl with an 8,000-seat capacity.

On the sixth and final day, prelims are 9 a.m. in China, 8:30 p.m. EST in the U.S. Finals are 7 p.m. in China and 6 a.m. EST in the U.S.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day Two Of 28th FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 14, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club continued to flex its muscles on Day Two of the 28th annual Speedo Winter Championships Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Against a talented field of swimmers, SOFLO continues to lead all three team categories: combined (752), boys (382) and girls (370) team totals going into the third day of competition at the Florida Gold Coast meet. Pine Crest is second in all three categories.

Among SOFLO winners were:

Olivia Dinehart, 13, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:18.94, time drop. She leads 13-14 high point with 40 points.

Mary Smutny, 18, 200-yard individual medley, 2:04.30. She leads 17-and-over high point with 29 points.

Lance Lesage, 16, 50-yard backstroke, 24.54, time drop. He has 19 points in high point.

Sebastian Lares, 14, 200-yard individual medley, 1:58.98, time drop. He has 27 points in high point.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 12, 50-yard freestyle, 24.66, time drop. He has 29 points in high point.

Javier Colmenares, 12, is second in the 11-12 high point with 37 points.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, is second in the 15-16 high point with 35 points.

Dominic Bono, 15, is second in the 15-16 high point with 28 points.

A field of more than 1,000 swimmers and 53 teams are competing through Sunday in the biggest holiday meet in South Florida.

SOFLO has 107 swimmers (56 boys and 51 girls) of all ages in the four-day meet. The swimmers are competing in 636 individual events and 16 relay events with 55 relay teams.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics.

In last year’s meet, Pine Crest (1,317), Azura (1,165) and St. Andrew’s (923) were the top three finishers in the combined team standings.

Azura won the men’s team title with 694 points followed by Jupiter with 451 and Pine Crest with 422. Pine Crest won the women’s team title with 895 followed by St. Andrew’s with 538 and North Palm Beach with 504.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 752, 2. Pine Crest 593, 3. St. Andrew’s 481, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 374, 5. Jupier Dragons 363.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 382, 2. Pine Crest 279, 3. Jupiter Dragons 220, 4. St. Andrew’s 218, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 180.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 370, 2. Pine Crest 314, 3. St. Andrew’s 263, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 238, 5. TS Aquatics 187.

GIRLS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 58.42; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 57.53; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 1:00.66, time drop, 8. Maddie Smutny 1:02.77, time drop; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 56.58; SOFLO: 7. Jacqueline Lugo 59.63; 17-and-over, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 55.84.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 2:24.28; SOFLO: 7. Natalia Sibug 2:40.63, time drop; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:18.94, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Victoria Torres 2:25.66, time drop, 7. Sally Golding 2:26.04, time drop, 9. Sabrina Osorio 2:34.03, time drop; 15-16, 1. Lucy Miller, SAS 2:25.16; 17-and-over, 1. Shauna Abair, ECAC 2:24.80.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 28.72; SOFLO: 10. Anastasia Lutz 33.05; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 26.61; 15-16, 1. Gabby Beltrano, SAS 27.05; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 25.64; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 26.47.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:10.18; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:05.01; SOFLO: 9. Sally Golding 2:14.64, time drop; 15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:05.87; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:09.61, 7. Sara Quintero 2:14.08, time drop 9. Jacqueline Lugo 2:18.12; 17-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:04.30.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 25.30; 13-14, 1. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 24.47; SOFLO: 9. Victoria Torres 25.75, time drop; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 23.75, 2. Logan Watson-Brown, WA 24.12, 3. Lucy Miller, SAS 24.48; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.19; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 23.74.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:59.42; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 5:02.80, 7. Elena Dinehart 5:13.56, time drop, 10. Maddie Smutny 5:15.85, time drop; 15-16, 1. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 5:00.20; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 5:02.47, 4. Lucy Smutny 5:12.75, time drop, 6. Sara Quintero 5:13.52, time drop, 9. Sarah Acevedo 5;15.78, 10. Michelle Marinheiro 5:21.80; 17-and-over, 1. Rachel Contich, PC 5:02.56.

BOYS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 56.89; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 57.94, time drop, 6. Javier Colmenares 1:02.52; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 53.07; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 53.38, time drop, 6. Brennan Binder 56.06, time drop, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 56.71, time drop; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 51.57; SOFLO: 3. Miguel Sierra 51.89, 7. Robert Wilson 53.06, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 49.21;.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Unattached 2:24.95; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 2:28.03, time drop; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 2:12.93; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 2:17.59, 3. Juan Mora 2:18.38, time drop, 5. Alex Golding 2:22.22, time drop, 9. Logan Gonzalez 2:5.54; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 2:07.64; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 2:09.13, time drop, 5. Javier Roman 2:11.75, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 2:02.49.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 26.97; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 28.91, time drop; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 25.45; SOFLO: 4. Sebastian Lares 26.04, 7. Juan Mora 27.06, 10. Logan Gonzalez 28.01; 15-16, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 24.54, time drop; SOFLO: 10. Miguel Sierra 25.96, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 23.07.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:07.73; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:18.12; 13-14, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:58.98, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Juan Mora 2:04.94, 7. Yannai Michael 2:06.15, 9. Brennan Binder 2:08.26; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:55.30; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 1:58.39, time drop, 10. Juan Colmenares 2:01.76; 17-and-over. 1. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:55.00.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 24.66, time drop; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 22.19; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 21.45; SOFLO: 8. Michael Arias 22.33, 10. Robert Wilson 22.85; 17-18, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 20.39.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Vitor Ballan Sega, Unattached 4:40.39; SOFLO: 7. Enrique Rodriguez 4:58.20, time drop; 15-16, 1. Daniel Escobar, TSA 4:40.49; SOFLO: 3. Lance Lesage 4:45.40, 6. Robert Wilson 4:50.23, 7. Dominic Bono 4:50.60, 8. Nicolas Rossi 4:54.75, 10. Michael Arias 4:56.26; 17-and-over, 1. Diego Machado, TSA 4:37.72.

IF YOU GO

What: 28th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking will be free. For information call 954-452-2525.

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