SOFLO Heads Field For NPB Summer Kickoff This Weekend At Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex


By Sharon Robb

May 30, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for this weekend’s 11th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting one of the biggest meets of the summer while North Palm Beach Swim Club officials are running it on Saturday and Sunday.

SOFLO has the largest team with 83 swimmers entered in 394 time final races.

The SOFLO contingent features a talented group of swimmers from Vietnamese Olympian and national record holder Vien Thianh Nguyen to collegians back for the summer including Heath Brames (University of Massachusetts), Kelley Heron (Michigan State), Melissa Marinheiro (Florida Gulf Coast) and C.J. Kopecki (Seton Hall) to high school and age group swimmers.

Among other SOFLO swimmers competing are Jemma Baldwin, 8, Fiorella Di Salvo, 11, Ryan Harries, 11, Lance Lesage, 16, Oleksii Viazmetinov, 10, and Juan Vallmitjana, 10.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Melissa Marinheiro, 22, 200-meter freestyle, 2:05.80.

Vien Thianh Nguyen, 22, 200-meter backstroke, 2:14.86; 100-meter butterfly, 1:03.18.

Marco Cabrera Duarte, 18, 200-meter backstroke, 2:07.01.

Samuel Quintero, 18, 400-meter individual medley, 4:47.60.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 200-meter freestyle, 2:34.63.

Izzy Wilson, 12, 200-meter freestyle, 2:21.61.

Fiorella Di Salvo, 11, 100-meter backstroke, 1:18.55.

Connor Jimenez, 10, 50-meter freestyle, 32.99; 200-meter individual medley, 3:01.79.

Kevin Moya, 12, 100-meter freestyle, 1:04.03; 50-meter breaststroke, 41.40.

The meet, one of the Florida Gold Coast’s top summer meets, will give SOFLO swimmers a chance to race long course against some of the Florida Gold Coast’s top swimmers and teams including Azura, Boca Raton Swim Team, SwimFast, Martin County, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming and hosts North Palm Beach and Plantation Swim Team.

IF YOU GO

What: 11th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9141 NW Second Street, off Broward Blvd.

Schedule: Saturday, Session One, 9 a.m.-12:52 p.m.; Session Two, 1:30-4:51 p.m.; Sunday, Session One 9 a.m.-1:37 p.m., Session Two 2-5:29 p.m.

Of note: Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting the meet…North Palm Beach Swim Club staff is running the meet for the seventh consecutive year…Admission is $5 each session, heat sheet $2 each session. Meet directors are Alf Aguirre, 305-773-6060 and Dick Cavanah 561-762-7261…Time lines, psych sheets and results will be posted at http://www.npbswimming.com according to meet organizers.

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

Double Winners Dinehart, Viazmetinov, Moya, Mazzi Lead SOFLO On Final Day Of FIU Spring Long Course Invite


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, May 19, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club had four double winners on the second and final day of the FIU Spring LC Invite Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Elise Dinehart, 10, won the 200-meter individual medley in 3:17.98 and 100-meter freestyle in a best time 1:16.51 with a time drop of 3.57.

Alex Viazmetinov, 10, won the 50-meter backstroke in a bestime 43.46 with a time drop of 4.47 and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:44.05, also a best time with a time drop of 7.92.

Kevin Moya, 12, won the 50-meter backstroke in a best time 34.68 with a time drop of 0.03 and 50-meter butterfly in 33.50.

Stefano Mazzi, 10, won the 100-meter freestyle in a best time 1:13.08 with a time drop of 2.51 and 50-meter butterfly in a best time 36.43 with a time drop of 5.14.

Other SOFLO individual winners were:

Isabella Perry, 10, 50-meter backstroke, in a best time 43.07 with a time drop of 0.18.

Gabriela Avila, 12, 50-meter backstroke in a best time 39.29 with a time drop of 1.07.

Dahlia Hirsh, 12, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:32.96.

Ryan Harries, 10, 200-meter individual medley 3:27.78.

Rafael Rodriguez, 17, 200-meter individual medley, 2:15.91.

Because of pool construction at the FIU campus, the meet was moved to SOFLO’s home pool. The two-day meet concludes Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

In addition to SOFLO, among other teams that competed were Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast Aquatics, Southern Wahoos, Hialeah Storm, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Gulliver Prep, Miami Swimming Academy, Nova Southeastern and Metro Aquatic Club.

Next up for SOFLO will be the June 1-2 NPB Long Course Summer Kick-Off at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Elise Dinehart, SOFLO 3:17.98; SOFLO: 2. Saree Young 3:28.60, time drop, 3. Alessandra Gendarmi 3:31.87, 4. Shelby Evans 3:37.23, time drop, 5. Olivia Wilson 3:46.77; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 2:42.13; SOFLO: 2. Izzy Wilson 2:49.19, time drop, 3. Anastasia Lutz 2:51.93, time drop, 6. Sarah Vasquez 3:02.98, time drop, 8. Pilar Duranti 3:09.39, 10. Giada Porven 3:13.48; Open, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 2:26.89; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 2:31.51, 5. Olivia Dinehart 2:33.87, 6. Molly Golding 2:34.27, 8. Sara Quintero 2:39.03, 9. Sally Golding 2:40.58.

50-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Isabella Perry, SOFLO 43.07, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Alexandra Strong 44.09, time drop, 5. Sophia Avila 45.71, 7. Francesca Perry 46.43, time drop, 8. Jemma Baldwin 46.65, 9. Sofia Gomez 47.07, time drop, 10. Mackenzie McPherson 47.81; 11-12, 1. Gabriela Avila, SOFLO 39.29, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Genesis Escobar 41.52, time drop, 5. Sophia Bedoya 42.32, time drop, 6. Sarah Vasquez 43.02, time drop, 7. Siena Ladner 44.40.

100-meter backstroke:
Open, 1. Melannie Vargas, GPA 1:09.47; SOFLO: 4. Elena Dinehart 1:11.06, 8. Sofia Osorio 1:16.36, time drop, 10. Sally Golding 1:17.41, time drop.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Elise Dinehart, SOFLO 1:16.51, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:21.97, time drop, 7. Alexandra Strong 1:26.78, 8. Mackenzie McPherson 1:27.65, time drop, 10. Jemma Baldwin 1:28.57, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 1:04.23; SOFLO: 2. Anastasia Lutz 1:06.28, time drop, 3. Izzy Wilson 1:06.88, time drop, 4. Mariana Pinto 1:08.40, time drop; Open, 1. Mariel Mencia, Azura 59.51; SOFLO: 4. Paige Lane 1:02.19, 7. Gaby Banks 1:04.00, 9. LeeAnn Ranalli 1:05.98, time drop.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 1:38.37; SOFLO: 2. Elena Dinehart 1:39.91, time drop, 3. Isabella Perry 1:46.38, 4. Shelby Evans 1:47.05, time drop, 5. Sofia Gomez 1:53.43, time drop, 6. Mackenzie McPherson 1:53.63, 7. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:57.98, 8. Jordan Evans 1:58.09, time drop, 9. Olivia Wilson 1:59.46, time drop; 11-12, 1. Dahlia Hirsh, SOFLO 1:32.96; SOFLO: 3. Sarah Vasquez 1:39.59, time drop, 4. Cali Harries 1:40.79, time drop, 5. Pilar Duranti 1:47.75, 6. Gel’lesa Lewis 1:50.63, 8. Sarah Bedoya 2:03.55.

200-meter breaststroke:
Open, 1. Taylor Grabenhorst, BD 2:44.17; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 2:46.65, 6. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 2:58.16, time drop; 7. Sally Golding 2:58.33, 9. Sara Quintero 3:04.32.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 38.90; SOFLO: 2. Isabella Perry 41.48, time drop, 4. Jemma Baldwin 45.34, time drop, 6. Francesca Perry 47.73, time drop, 7. Amanda Grubbs 47.94, 8. Sophia avila 50.05; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azua 31.54; SOFLO: 4. Izzy Wilson 35.54, time drop, 8. Giada Porven 37.50.

100-meter butterfly:
Open, 1. Mariel Mencia, Azura 1:05.05; SOFLO: 3. Kathleen Golding 1:07.51, 4. Paige Lane 1:08.98, 6. Molly Golding 1:09.61, 7. Mallory Schleicher 1:09.75, 9. Sara Quintero 1:09.92, 10. Elena Dinehart 1:10.16, time drop.

400-meter freestyle:
Open, 1. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 4:32.84; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 4:33.92, 3. Mallory Schleicher 4:41.33, 6. Olivia Dinehart 4:46.59, 9. Elena Dinehart 4:55.75.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 3:27.78; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:30.42; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 2:35.05, 4. Hashan Ekanayake 2:56.27, time drop, 5. Felix Gonzalez 2:57.77, time drop; Open, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:15.91; SOFLO: 4. Sebastian Lares 2:21.39, 9. Leonardo Mateus 2:23.77, 10. Nicolas Munoz 2:24.51.

50-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 43.46, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Dylan McVeigh 47.37, 4. Preston Christensen 50.39, 5. Adrian Sowma 50.49, 6. Daniel Chaussky 53.65, 7. Jason Moya 54.56, 10. Reed Woodward 56.15; 11-12, 1. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 34.68, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Hashan Ekanayake 38.77, 5. Alessio Mazzi 38.85, time drop, 7. Felix Gonzalez 42.76, 9. Matthew Jimenez 44.36, 10. Thomas Pereira-Ramallo 45.13, time drop.

100-meter backstroke:
Open, 1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 1:00.10; SOFLO: 3. Marco Cabrera Duarte 1:00.68, 4. Rafael Rodriguez 1:03.29, 6. Juan Colmenares 1:05.47, 7. Miguel Sierra 1:06.05, 9. Manuel Melendez 1:07.79, 10. Alejandro Mateus 1:08.01.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 1:13.08, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 1:13.36, time drop, 3. Alex Viazmetinov 1:18.52, time drop, 4. Ryan Harries 1:22.83, 7. Adam Stewart 1:28.65, 8. Aleksander Chaussky 1:29.65, 9. Martin Petkov 1:31.17, time drop, 10. Dylan McVeigh 1:35.16; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 1:03.52; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 1:03.88, time drop, 3. Kevin Moya 1:04.03, time drop, 7. Marvan Ekanayake 1:11.90, 9. Nicholas Pelaez 1:13.54, time drop; Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Azura 53.20; SOFLO: 6. Miguel Sierra 56.14, 9. Juan Colmenares 56.95.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 1:44.05, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Adam Stewart 1:49.15, 3. Martin Petkov 1:54.19, time drop, 5. Aleksander Chaussky 2:06.73; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 1:18.40; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 1:20.77.

200-meter breaststroke:
Open, 1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 2:27.89; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 2:48.28, time drop, 7. Alex Golding 2:49.93, 8. Zackary Harris 2:55.85, time drop, 9. Garrett Oliver 2:57.05, time drop.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 36.43, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 39.19, time drop, 4. Ryan Harries 44.38, 5. Reed Woodward 51.50, 6. Dyan McVeigh 51.67, 7. Adam Stewart 52.48, 8. Adrian Sowma 56.23, 10. Preston Christensen 1:00.67; 11-12, 1. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 33.50; SOFLO: 4. Nicholas Pelaez 36.29, time drop, 5. Felix Gonzalez 38.00, time drop, 9. Thomas Pereira-Ramallo 46.33.

100-meter butterfly:
Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Azura 56.87; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 59.06, 5. Miguel Sierra 1:00.13, 7. Marco Cabrera Duarte 1:00.66, 8. Nicolas Munoz 1:02.81, 10. Sebastian Lares 1:03.49.

400-meter freestyle:
Open, 1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 4:11.10; SOFLO: 6. Robert Wilson 4:24.06, 8. Sebastian Lares 4:24.82, time drop.

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

SOFLO Dominates Day One Of FIU Spring Long Course Invite


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, May 18, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated opening day of the FIU Spring LC Invite Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Several SOFLO swimmers finished among the top three and majority of the SOFLO contingent had at least one time drop.

Among SOFLO’s individual champions were:

Izzy Wilson, 12, 200-meter freestyle, 2:22.23; 400-meter freestyle, 4:53.39.

Kathleen Golding, 18, 200-meter freestyle, 2:08.49; 400-meter individual medley, 5:04.99.

Dahlia Hirsh, 12, 50-meter breaststroke, 41.15.

Isabella Perry, 10, 100-meter butterfly, 1:41.90.

Alexandra Strong, 10, 100-meter backstroke 1:35.45, time drop of 0.32 seconds.

Fiorella DiSalvo, 11, 100-meter backstroke, 1:18.55.

Alex Viazmetinov, 10, 200-meter freestyle, 2:50.42, time drop of 20.80; 100-meter backstroke, 1:31.24, time drop of 9.47.

Stefano Mazzi, 10, 50-meter breaststroke 46.36, time drop of 2.48; 50-meter freestyle, 33.95, time drop of 2.15.

Marc Rojas, 25, 50-meter breaststroke, 1:05.33.

Reed Woodward, 9, 100-meter butterfly, 2:00.95.

Javier Colmenares, 12, 100-meter butterfly, 1:09.90, time drop of 5.21.

Kevin Moya, 12, 50-meter freestyle, 29.21, time drop of 0.28.

Because of pool construction at the FIU campus, the meet was moved to SOFLO’s home pool. The two-day meet concludes Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

In addition to SOFLO, among the field is Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast Aquatics, Southern Wahoos, Hialeah Storm, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Gulliver Prep, Miami Swimming Academy, Nova Southeastern and Metro Aquatic Club.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sabina La Pietra, Azura 2:44.48; SOFLO: 2. Elise Dinehart 2:52.18, 3. Alessandra Gendarmi 2:56.09, 4. Jemma Baldwin 3:05.00, 6. Shelby Evans 3:14.83; 11-12, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 2:22.23; SOFLO: 8. Genesis Escobar 2:56.47, 9. Cali Harries 3:06.85, 10. Gel’lesa Lewis 3:07.29; Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:08.49; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 2:14.33, 9. Olivia Dinehart 2:18.13, 10. Paige Lane 2:18.45.

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 44.52; SOFLO: 2. Elise Dinehart 46.59, 4. Isabella Perry 48.26, time drop, 5. Sofia Gomez 50.38, time drop, 6. Shelby Evans 50.88, 7. Mackenzie McPherson 52.27, time drop, 8. Gianna Martin 52.39, time drop, 10. Francesca Perry 54.92, time drop; 11-12, 1. Dahlia Hirsh, SOFLO 41.15; SOFLO: 3. Gabriela Avila 43.78, 6. Sarah Vasquez 45.67, 7. Cali Harries 47.47, 8. Gel’lesa Lewis 48.34, 9. Sienna Ladner 49.44, 10. Anjana Andapally 50.35, time drop.

100-meter breaststroke:
Open, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 1:22.27; SOFLO: 3. Sara Quintero 1:25.23, time drop, 5. Alexis Christensen 1:28.40, time drop, 6. Sabrina Osorio 1:29.23, 7. Gaby Banks 1:29.49, 9. Mariann Catalasan 1:31.34.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Isabella Perry, SOFLO 1:41.90; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 1:09.87; SOFLO: 2. Izzy Wilson 1:19.63, time drop.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 35.62; SOFLO: 2. Isabella Perry 36.06, time drop, 3. Mikhel Martin 37.44, 5. Sophia Avila 37.60, 6. Alessandra Gendarmi 37.69, time drop, 10. Alexandra Strong 38.34; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 29.46; SOFLO: 2. Anastasia Lutz 30.42, time drop, 4. Mariana Pito 32.43, time drop, 6. Dahia Hirsh 33.94, time drop, 10. Genesis Escobar 34.57; Open, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 28.98; SOFLO: 6. Elena Dinehart 30.57, 9. LeeAnn Ranalli 30.77, time drop.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alexandra Strong, SOFLO 1:35.45, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Mikhel Martin 1:38.56, time drop, 3. Jemma Baldwin 1:39.30, 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:40.96, 5. Sofia Gomez 1:42.90, time drop, 6. Mackenzie McPherson 1:43.03, time drop, 7. Saree Young 1:44.77, 8. Olivia Wilson 1:45.85, 10. Amanda Grubbs 1:49.07; 11-12, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:18.55; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 1:19.87, time drop, 3. Anastasia Lutz 1:20.01, time drop, 6. Roshini Shivakumar 1:31.15, 7. Anjana Andapally 1:38.17, 8. Siena Ladner 1:40.35, 9. Gel’lesa Lewis 1:41.69.

200-meter backstroke:
Open, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 2:35.13; SOFLO: 3. Sara Quintero 2:40.07, 4. Sally Golding 2:41.47, time drop, 6. Jenna Marie Brames 2:44.94, 7. Sarah Acevedo 2:45.98, time drop, 8. Leah Pando 2:47.44, 9. Alexis Christensen 2:50.48.

400-meter freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 4:53.39; SOFLO: 2. Sarah Vasquez 5:22.73, 7. Genesis Escobar 5:51.14, time drop, 8. Elise Dinehart 5:59.89, 9. Olivia Wilson 6:44.78.

400-meter individual medley:
Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 5:04.99; SOFLO: 3. Molly Golding 5:22.33. 4. Olivia Dinehart 5:25.47, 8. Jena Legaspi 5:50.67, time drop, 9. Sophia Grubbs 5:52.06.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 2:50.42, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Harries 3:07.09; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:15.07; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 2:20.73, time drop, 3. Kevin Moya 2:24.86, 6. Felix Gonzalez 2:34.48, time drop; Open, 1. Cristian Tortola, Azura 2:02.22; SOFLO: 3. Marco Cabrera Duarte 2:03.90, 4. Miguel Sierra 2:04.19, time drop, 6. Sebastian Lares 2:04.67, time drop, 9. Juan Colmenares 2:08.13.

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 46.36, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Alex Viazmetinov 49.33, time drop, 3. Adam Stewart 49.57, 4. Martin Petkov 52.85, time drop, 6. Adrian Sowma 56.22, time drop, 7. Aleksander Chaussky 56.64, 8. Dylan McVeigh 57.19, 9. Logan McPeek 59.37, time drop; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 36.67; SOFLO: 2. Kevin Moya 41.40, time drop, 4. Ethan McPeek 42.86, time drop, 5. Nicholas Pelaez 45.49, time drop, 6. Felix Gonzalez 49.23, 10. Thomas Pereira-Ramallo 54.68; Open, 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 1:05.33; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 1:13.98, time drop, 10. Manuel Melendez 1:16.09.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Reed Woodward, SOFLO 2:00.95; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:09.90, time drop.

200-meter butterfly:
Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Azura 2:09.01; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 2:13.22, 5. Miguel Sierra 2:19.79, 7. Nicolas Munoz 2:22.86, time drop, 8. Sebastian Lares 2:24.68, 9. Alejandro Mateus 2:26.56, time drop, 10. Leonard Mateus 2:26.81.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 33.95, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Harries 37.59, time drop, 3. Adam Stewart 38.26, 5. Aleksander Chaussky 40.26, 6. Dylan McVeigh 41.27, 7. Logan McPeek 41.81, time drop, 8. Martin Petkov 42.10; 11-12, 1. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 29.21, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 30.56, time drop, 6. Ethan McPeek 32.72, time drop, 9. Nicholas Pelaez 33.93; Open, 1. Kohen Kerr, Azura 24.91; SOFLO: 6. Juan Mora 25.85, time drop, 10. Marco Cabrera Duarte 26.26.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 1:31.24, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Harries 1:40.08, 3. Adrian Sowma 1:48.30, time drop, 4. Logan McPeek 1:52.08, 5. Preston Christensen 1:54.29; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Osorio, Azura 1:20.50; SOFLO: 2. tie, Benjamin Kim 1:24.44, time drop, 2. tie, Nicholas Pelaez 1:24.44, time drop, 5. Thomas Pereira Rammlo 1:42.47.

400-meter freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 4:45.53; SOFLO: 2. Alessio Mazzi 5:18.38, time drop, 3. Felix Gonzalez 5:18:58, time drop, 4. Ethan McPeek 5:19.06, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: FIU Spring Long Course Invite

When: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

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

Of note: The meet was moved to SOFLO’s pool because of construction at the FIU pool. Golden Panther Aquatics will host the meet. Parking is free at the west end of the pool. The meet is timed finals. Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets and results are on Meet Mobile. Disability athletes should call 305-919-4549 or reddickc@fiu.edu. For questions call meet director Randy Horner at 504-615-7629 or email randychorner@yahoo.com.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Compete In FIU Spring LC Invite In Home Pool


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, May 17, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will compete in the friendly confines of Academic Village Pool when they compete in this weekend’s FIU Spring LC Invite.

Because of pool construction at the FIU campus, the meet was moved to SOFLO’s home pool. Golden Panther Aquatics will still host the meet on Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. each day.

SOFLO has the largest contingent of swimmers with 143 (72 boys, 71 girls) in 721 individual events.

Among SOFLO swimmers competing are four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson, 30; Jemma Baldwin, 8; Sabrina Osorio, 14; Ryan Harries, 10; Robert Wilson, 16; Logan Gonzalez, 14; Mallory Schleicher, 15; Juan Mora, 14; Rafael Rodriguez, 17; Yannai Michael, 15; Lance Lesage, 16; Gaby Banks, 16; and Paige Lane, 16.

In addition to SOFLO, among the field is Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast Aquatics, Southern Wahoos, Hialeah Storm, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Golden Panther Aquatics, Miami Swimming Academy, Nova Southeastern and Metro Aquatic Club.

IF YOU GO

What: FIU Spring Long Course Invite

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

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

Of note: The meet was moved to SOFLO’s pool because of construction at the FIU pool. Golden Panther Aquatics will host the meet. Parking is free at the west end of the pool. The meet is timed finals. Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are on Meet Mobile. Disability athletes should call 305-919-4549 or reddickc@fiu.edu. For questions call meet director Randy Horner at 504-615-7629 or email randychorner@yahoo.com.

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Swimmers Take A Bow At Annual Banquet


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers were honored recently at the club’s annual banquet at Bonaventure Resort and Spa.

Swimmers, parents and coaches got a chance to let loose after outstanding long and short course seasons and accomplishments.

In front of a full house, the following swimmers were honored:

SOFLO 8-and-under girls: Shelby Evans, Most Valuable; Jordan Evans, Most Improved; Jemma Baldwin, Most Dedicated.

SOFLO 9-10 girls: Fiorella Di Salvo, Most Valuable; Pilar Duranti, Most Improved; Alessandra Gendarmi, Most Dedicated.

AKS/SOFLO 9-10 girls: Elise Dinehart, Most Valuable; Lydia Smutny, Most Improved; Olivia Watson, Most Dedicated.

SOFLO 11-12 girls: Mariana Pinto, Most Valauble; Natalia Sibug, Most Improved; Gabriela Avila, Most Dedicated.

AKS/SOFLO 11-12 girls: Isabelle Wilson, Most Valuable; Alexandra Estevez, Most Improved.

SOFLO 13-14 girls: Victoria Torres, Most Valuable; Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Most Improved; Alexis Christensen, Most Dedicated.

AKS/SOFLO 13-14 girls: Olivia Dinehart, Most Valuable; Madeline Smutny, Most Improved; Elene Dinehart, Most Dedicated.

SOFLO 15-16 girls: Mallory Schleicher, Most Valuable; Molly Golding, Most Valuable; Lucy Smutny, Most Dedicated; Sarah Acevedo, Coach’s Award.

SOFLO 17-18 girls: Mary Smutny, Most Valuable; Kathleen Golding, Most Dedicated; Hailey Jerew, Coach’s Award.

Nationals Award: Kathleen Golding.

Gold Award: Daniela Barreto.

Mako Sharks Award: Olivia Ware.

SOFLO 8-and-under boys: Preston Christensen, Most Valuable; Matthew Ortiz, Most Improved; Julian Sibug, Most Dedicated.

SOFLO 9-10 boys: Stefano Mazzi, Most Valuable; Juan Vallmitjana, Most Improved; Oleksii Viazmetinov, Most Dedicated.

AKS/SOFLO 9-10 boys: Reed Woodward, Most Valuable; Logan McPeek, Most Improved.

SOFLO 11-12 boys: Javier Colmenares, Most Valuable; Hashan Ekanayake, Most Improved; Lucas Porven, Most Dedicated.

AKS/SOFLO 11-12 boys: Ethan McPeek, Most Valuable; Nicholas Pelaez, Most Improved; Thomas Pereira-Ramallo, Most Dedicated.

SOFLO 13-14 boys: Sebastian Lares, Most Valuable; Juan Mora, Most Improved; Alex Golding, Most Dedicated.

AKS/SOFLO 13-14 boys: Adrian Hernandez, Most Valuable; Sean Shanahan, Most Improved; Austin Nelson, Most Dedicated.

SOFLO 15-16 boys: Lance Lesage, Most Valuable; Dominic Bono, Most Dedicated; Miguel Sierra, Coach’s Award

SOFLO 17-18 boys: Rafael Rodriguez, Most Valuable; Leonardo Mateus, Coach’s Award.

Nationals Award: Philopatier Ibrahim.

Blue Sharks Award: Rafael Frable.

Mako Sharks Award: Will Cunningham.

Great White Sharks Award: Garrett Oliver.

OTHER AWARDS:

Dippers Award: Aanya Robinson.

Asteroids Award: Connor Jimenez.

Meteorites Award: Saree Young.

Bronze Award: Leah Pando.

Silver Award: Juan Colmenares.

Age Group Development Award: Isabella Garcia.

Senior Development Award: Ventura Torres.

Gold Award: Nicolas Rossi.

In other award presentations, Sophia Bedoya was named Volunteer of the Year for her timeless work, contribution and commitment to SOFLO.

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

SOFLO Masters, Age Group Swimmers Shine At Swim Miami 2019


By Sharon Robb

MIAMI, May 9, 2019—-South Florida Aquatic Club age group and masters swimmers turned in some great swims Sunday at Swim Miami 2019 at Miami Marine Stadium.

Olivia Ware, 15, won the 15-16 age group in the 10K in 3:23:36.

Masters swimmer Kristen Vlaun, 46, won the 45-49 age group in 2:37:00 for 6.2 miles. Her mile pace was 25:19.

SOFLO’s Juan Vallmitjana, 10, won the 10-and-under 800-meter title in 16:57. Martin Petkov was third in 22:55.

SOFLO’s Isabelle Wilson was second in the 5K in 1:29:24 for 3.1 miles in the 11-12 age group.

Madeline Smutny was second in the 13-14 5K age group in 1:16:45 followed by Olivia Dinehart, third in 1:16:45.90 and Elena Dinehart in 1:16:56. Sophia Grubb was seventh in 1:29:31. In the 15-16 age group, Lucy Smutny was sixth in 1:17:38.

In the mile swim, Leonardo Mateus was sixth overall in 21:00.

In the 10-and-under age group, Lydia Smutny was sixth in 36:20 and Elise Dinehart was seventh in 36:21.

Anastasia Lutz was fifth in the 11-12 age group in 26:59.

Alexis Christensen was second in the 13-14 age group in 22:34 followed by teammates Victoria Torres, fifth in 23:06, Sabrina Osorio eighth in 25:00 and Sofia Osorio ninth in 25:13.

Isabella Di Salvo was sixth in the 15-16 in 24:35.

Connor Jimenez was third in the 10-and-under mile in 27:19. Alejandro Osorio was ninth in the 11-12 in 26:57. Alejandro Mateus was second in 13-14 in 21:29. Leonardo Mateus was fourth in 21:00 in 17-18 followed by Alexander Blandon, ninth in 26:27 and Ventura Torres, 11th in 29:16.

Masters swimmer Emmanuel Butmankiewicz, 33, was second in 30-34 in 26:13.

SOFLO age group coach George Mersinger was fourth in the 65-69 age group in 35:54.

Gina Grant of Pembroke Pines won the Special Olympics women’s mile in 33:55.

In the 800-meters, Pilar Duranti was fifth in 11-12 in 18:26 and Genesis Escobar was sixth in 19:02.

In Sunday morning’s opening event, the Italian trio of Gregorio Paltrinieri (53:42.32), Domenico Acerenza (53:42.78) and Mario Sanzullo (54:33.19)won the U.S. Open Water National 5K Championships. American Zane Grothe was fourth in 54:34.71.

In the women’s 5K, American Ashley Twichell (58:25.97) finished ahead of Brazilian Ana Cunha (58:26.00) and was the only U.S. champion of the senior races. Becca Mann was sixth in 58:35.09.

Former Pine Crest swimmer Joey Pedraza of Miami swam alongside Special Olympian and lifelong friend Andy Miyares in the 5K. Pedraza announced Sunday that he is training for his swim from Cuba to Key West in 2020.

His support team will include oceanographers, shark experts and machine @andymaquina who broke the world record for 24 hours on a skateboard.

“I hope to inspire the youth around the world that they can achieve anything they set their mind to despite the setbacks,” Pedraza said after the race. “As some of you may know I was born and raised in Cuba, and in 1998 my family and I escaped by boat. It was a hard journey, but the hardest is yet to come.”

Swim Miami in association with Swim Gym is the longest standing open water swim on the east coast and one of the largest in the U.S. Over 14 years, the event has attracted 13,096 swimmers and raised $100,000 for the H2Os Foundation.

SUNDAY RESULTS

10K OVERALL: 1. Heidi Ullrich, Victoria 2:18:34.11, 2. Sandra Frimerman, Bloomington 2:18:34.51, 3. Ashley Whitney, Nashville 2:24:13, 4. Eric Sullivan, Bay Harbor Islands 2:20:00, 5. Victor Mestre, Key Biscayne 2:30:08.

10K AGE GROUP: FEMALE, 13-14, 1. Mattea Sokolow 2:33:15; 15-16, 1. Olivia Ware, SOFLO 3:23:36; 19-24, 1. Heidi Ullrich 2:18:34, 2. Christina Manganelli 3:28:20, 3. Yahsyra Dazza 3:45:20; 25-29, 1. Merle Livand 2:30:37, 2. Marissa Mcauliffe 3:15.27; 30-34, 1. Heather Roka 2:43:34, 2. Nadezhda Svetlakova 2:55:35, 3. Alizee Brion 3:23:50; 35-39, 1. Sandra Frimerman 2:18:34, 2. Ashley Whitney 2:24:13, 3. Kate Arrizza 3:41:48; 40-44, 1. Kristin Putchinski 3:39:09; 45-49, 1. Kristen Vlaun, SOFLO 2:37:00; 50-54, 1. Cathy Gainor 3:08:20, 2. Denise Desauliniers 3:28:27, 3. Roxana Castellari 3:35:53; 55-59, 1. Hilary Cohen 4:01.34; 60-64, 1. Tamara Burton 3:06:49.

10K AGE GROUP: MEN, 30-34, 1. Benjamin Hartell 2:48:13, 2. Marcos Quiros 3:08:35; 35-39, 1. Edmund Haskins 2:39:18, 2. Filipp Nosov 2:45:32, 3. Roy Rozman 3:06:30; 40-44, 1. Xavier Mufraggi 3:18:96; 45-49, 1. Paul Fisher 2:32:44, 2. Eddie Ames 2:56:49, 3. Raul Celada 3:09:17; 50-54, 1. Eric Sullivan 2:30:00, 2. Victor Mestre 2:30:08, 3. Juan Carlos De Lasa 2:42:24; 55-59, 1. Claudio Geleroff 3:04:12, 2. Robert Sparks 3:05:46, 3. Shaun Kelly 3:25:66; 60-64, 1. David Boudreau 2:47:07, 2. Jorge Cortina 2:48:57, 3. Richard Schoenborn 3:29:51.

5K OVERALL: 1. Ian Friesen, Ontrio 1:00:42, 2. Liam Clawson-Honeyman, Quebec 1:00:55, 3. Edouard Belanger 1:01:16, 4. Erwin Maldonado, Miami 1:01:24, 5. Maxime Gagnon, Quebec 1:02:21.

5K AGE GROUP: FEMALE, 11-12, 1. Claire Weinstein 1:06:23, 2. Isabelle Wilson, SOFLO 1:29:24, 3. Iris Mogul 1:31:07; 13-14, 1. Natalie Gembicki 1:16:30, 2. Madeline Smutny, SOFLO 1:16:45.10, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:16:45.90, 4. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:16:56, 7. Sophia Grubb, SOFLO 1:29:31; 15-16, 1. Hannah Fu 1:06:37, 2. Sydney Shemilt 1:07:38, 3. Mariangela Cincotti 1:07.58, 6. Lucy Smutny, SOFLO 1:17:38; 17-18, 1. Mia Desjarlais 1:05:33, 2. Ashley Cozad 1:08:42, 3. Ketlyn Rodriguez 1:10:56; 19-24, 1. Alexandra Bougie 1:09:48.46, 2. Andrea Terriault 1:09:48.67, 3. Rachel Whitaker 1:11:02; 25-29, 1. Jana Mangimelli 1:15:44, 2. Aly Paz 1:20:06, 3. Mary Cash 1:20:14; 30-34, 1. Francesca Smart 1:13:13, 2. Jen Schumacher 1:18:02, 3. Meaghan Suhich 1:26:52; 35-39, 1. Colleen Sturgess 1:20:16, 2. Maria Victoria Farias Correa 1:36:10, 3. Abigail Gonzalez 1:36:34; 40-44, 1. Melissa McCartney 1:20:38, 2. Elsa Sanchez 1:46:47, 3. Jami Rubin 1:50:17; 45-49, 1. Suzanne Woody 1:21:55, 2. Caron Whitaker 1:32:21, 3. Erinne Guthrie 1:41:44; 50-54, 1. Araceli Vazquez 1:30:24, 2. Cathy Goodwin 1:40:46, 3. Karla Mihm 1:52:27; 55-59, 1. Kristy Kellogg 1:44:43, 2. Nadia Fogel 1:52:53, 3. Lyne Desormeaux 2:15:17; 60-64, 1. Cynthia Henley 1:48:56, 2. Nancy Famulari 1:52:46, 3. Kathryn Cronin 2:02:39; 65-69, 1. Catherine Rust 1:24:48, 2. Janice Mattson 1:26:16, 3. Frances Hare 1:28:11; 70-and-over, 1. Buzzy Darden 2:23:08.

5K AGE GROUP: MEN, 11-12, 1. Julian Lezcano 1:20:28, 2. Mateo Silva 1:37:45; 13-14, 1. Quinn Matteis 1:04:15, 2. Charlie Kwinter 1:04:16, 3. Nicholas Kjaerulff 1:12:41; 15-16, 1. Ian Friesen 1:00:42, 2. Liam Clawson-Honeyman 1:00:55, 3. Carlos Lezcano 1:07:42; 17-18, 1. Nestor Montero 1:04:15, 2. Matheo Mateos 1:09:42, 3. Matthew Amor 1:11:54; 19-24, 1. Edouard Belanger 1:01:16, 2. Maxime Gagnon 1:02:21, 3. Gabriel Araya 1:04:21; 25-29, 1. Miguel Portes Matfas 1:08:47, 2. Peter Vila 1:30:07, 3. Brent Knowles 1:32:28; 30-34, 1. Todd Wilson 1:19:37, 2. Eduardo Villareal 1:27:57, 3. Oscar Nino 1:33:36; 35-39, 1. Erwin Maldonado 1:01:24, 2. Elias Vargas 1:19:51, 3. Carlos Herrera 1:22:29; 40-44, 1. Ricardo Monasterio 1:06:25, 2. Michael Weiss 1:13:26, 3. Peter Gutenberg 1:17:46; 45-49, 1. Christian Goerloff 1:17:04, 2. Christian Lenz-Cesar 1:18:00, 3. Rob Abcug 1:21:20; 50-54, 1. Ricardo Valdivia 1:05:34, 2. Mike Lewis 1:13:09, 3. Thomas Jones 1:30:04; 55-59, 1. Bill Korey 1:17:12, 2. Jonathan Sloan 1:28:39, 3. David Sabra 1:28:57; 60-64, 1. Donald Cooper 1:25:43, 2. Carlos Lloreda 1:28:23, 3. Brent Rutte Miller 1:42:18; 65-69, 1. Mark Hanson 1:30:11, 2. Marty Sudut 1:42:29, 3. Jose Fernandez 2:01:34.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS, 1. Maiko Monsalve 1:39:57.

ONE MILE OVERALL: 1. Steven Aimable, Davie 20:29, 2. Cristian Tortola, Davie 20:43, 3. Ella Martinez, Boca Raton 20:44, 4. Benjamin Carey, Pine Crest 20:46, 5. Brandon Moran, David 20:50, 6. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 21:00.

ONE MILE FEMALE: 10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge 28:42, 2. Valentina Alvarez 28:59, 3. Freya-Marie Reil 31:19, 6. Lydia Smutny, SOFLO 36:20, 7. Elise Dinehart, SOFLO 36:21; 11-12, 1. Olivia Nelson 23:24, 2. Taylor Rizzi 25:59, 3. Sahana Idler 26:00, 5. Anastasia Lutz 26:59; 13-14, 1. Erin Miller 21:19, 2. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 22:34, 3. Havana Layton 22:37, 5. Victoria Torres, SOFLO 23:06, 8. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 25:00, 9. Sofia Osorio, SOFLO 25:13; 15-16, 1. Ella Martinez 20:44, 2. Sydney Mullin 21:48, 3. Chloe Hernandez 24:05, 6. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 24:35; 17-18, 1. Adrianna Barone 21:44, 2. Sarah Abril 22:56, 3. Marial Mencia 23:22; 19-24, 1. Melanie Acuna 31:28; 25-29, 1. Priscilla Bbarletta 26:43, 2. Linda Reitter 33:30, 3. Estefania Fierro 33:54; 30-34, 1. Kelly Tewksbury 31:15, 2. Anya Machado 31:28, 3. Maggie Place 31:29; 35-39, 1. Alejandra Cordovez 31:17, 2. Ariana Brice 33:30, 3. Stephanie Samson 33:47; 40-44, 1. Marbell Cervantes 27:46, 2. Julie Fermayer 31:19, 3. Ana Brisky 32:10; 45-49, 1. Alejandra Gonzales 25:38, 2. Corinne Tureau 28:31, 3. Luisanna Rodriguez 29:56; 50-54, 1. Jamie Herrington 28:14, 2. Mimi Reeves 33:36, 3. Sherrie Bieniek 33:49; 55-59, 1. Jodi Lucker 32:28, 2. Karen Clarkson 32:52, 3. Laila De La Cuesta 33:48; 60-64, 1. Carla Albano 29:55, 2. Gail Musk 39:41, 3. Patricia Garone 43:39; 65-59, 1. Marti Erickson 37:10; 70-and-over, 1. Dottie Buchhagen 58:31.

ONE MILE MALE: 10-and-under, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung 24:44, 2. Oliver Cannings 27:08, 3. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 27:19; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira 21:23, 2. Chase Denigan 24:01, 3. George Gonzalez 24:22; 9. Alejandro Osorio, SOFLO 26:57; 13-14, 1. Enrique Rodriguez 21:13, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 21:29, 3. Joao Pedro Lenz-Cesar 23:20; 15-16, 1. Ethan Roach 21:27, 2. Matthew Gocke 21:40, 3. Jacob Wienants 21:44; 17-18, 1. Cristian Tortola 20:43, 2. Benjamin Carey 20:46, 3. Brandon Moran 20:50, 4. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 21:00, 9. Alexander Blandon, SOFLO 26:27, 11. Ventura Torres 29:16; 19-24, 1. Steven Aimable 20:29, 2. Hernan Gonzalez 22:06, 3. Ivan Capalbo 22:42; 25-29, 1. Eddy Marin 23:00, 2. Gustavo Rasia 27:07, 3. Jonathan Delliganti 29:42; 30-34, 1. Dan Casey 25:15, 2. Emmanuel Butmanjiewicz, SOFLO 26:13, 3. John Watson 32:03; 35-39, 1. Quinn Fitzgerald 21:08, 2. Kiernan Locke 23:44, 3. Julio Cesar Fuentes 24:07; 40-44, 1. Eric Arndt 25:25, 2. John Hinshaw 28:55, 3. Alejandro Silva 31:55; 45-49, 1. Ramses Rodriguez 21:17, 2. Sami Shiro 25:46, 3. Elias Munguia 26:04; 50-54, 1. Trey Seibold 24:47, 2. Matteo Rossi 28:52, 3. Fernando Mercenari 29:48; 55-59, 1. Paul Endres 24:00, 2. Carlos Dolabella 25:09, 3. John De Olazarra 28:30; 60-64, 1. Jim Woodman 23:49, 2. Alan Serure 26:45, 3. Thomas Denes 28:24; 65-69, 1. Richardson Rivera 29:19, 2. Pedro Marsan 31:06, 3. Robin Macklin 35:44, 4. George Mersinger, SOFLO 35:54; 70-and-over, 1. Bruce Lyon 56:27.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: FEMALE, 1. Gina Grant, Pembroke Pines 33:55, 2. Layla Crehan 42:47.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: MALE, 1. Joshua Olds 27:08, 2. Gianna Mercado 33:52, 3. Luis Crespo 39:31.

800-METER OVERALL: 1. Ian Friesen, Ontario 13:06, 2. Quinn Matteis, Ontario 13:20, 3. Charlie Kwinter, Ontario 13:21, 4. Joey Pedraza, Miami 13:26, 5. Hannah Fu, Ontario 13:44

800-METER FEMALE: 10-and-under, 1. Sabina La Pietra 17:59, 2. Makayla Montenegro 21:58, 3. Rilary Andres 20:38; 11-12, 1. Maria Grant 16:06, 2. Sofia Ciperski 17:35, 3. Katelyn Gembicki 17:47, 5. Pilar Duranti, SOFLO 18:26, 6. Genesis Escobar, SOFLO 19:02; 13-14, 1. Roseanne Rodriguez 17:47, 2. Isabel Schlicht 17:54, 3. Sofia Ramirez 20:42; 15-16, 1. Hannah Fu 13:44, 2. Sydney Shemilt 14:47, 3. Jorja Shemilt 14:33; 17-18, 1. Sarita Vargas 26:43; 19-24, 1. Liz Gallardo 17:20, 2. Mandy Hunnewell 18:14, 3. Katherine Mustafa 22:23; 25-29, 1. Mandy Twardowski 21:06; 30-34, 1. Diana Herrera 21:25, 1. Nury Avila 22:42, 3. Meghan Suhich 25:14; 35-39, 1. Cynthia Selene Hernandez 19:26, 2. Marion Coda 20:32, 3. Kristell Acosta 20:45; 40-44, 1. Sonia Behrendt 24:23, 2. Christina Avila 24:26, 3. Maria Fernandez Rivera 24:39; 45-49, 1. Corinne Tureau 30:36, 2. Olga Ulloa 30:37, 3. Maria Rodriguez 31:34; 50-54, 1. Maria Ahearn 22:26, 2. Kara Cassidy 26:25, 3. Carolina Mendoza 27:50; 55-59, 1. Caroline Gatto 23:07, 2. Cafeae Rebecca Brown 24:47; 60-64, None; 65-69, 1. Martha Erickson 26:38, 2. Loreda Johnson 35:29; 70-and-over, None.

800-METER MALE: 10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 16:47, 2. David Bosch 22:06, 3. Martin Petkov, SOFLO 22:55; 11-12, 1. Eduardo Kingston 16:23, 2. Peyton Selts 16:36, 3. Abraham Penaloza 19:13; 13-14, 1. Quinn Matteis 13:20, 2. Charlie Kwinter 13:21, 3. Dario Martin 15:04; 15-16, 1. Ian Friesen 13:06, 2. William Risk 13:44, 3. Nikita Efimov 15:36; 17-18, 1. Joseph Perdomo 16:12, 2. Tucker Crook 19:46, 3. Alexander Albores 36:46; 19-24, 1. Ronald Santos 16:42, 2. Juan Olano 16:53, 3. Quinn Cassidy 17:47; 25-29, 1. Jorge Anillo 16:49, 2. Ramon Walton 16:54, 3. Antoine Mano 26:22; 30-34, 1. Joey Pedraza 13:26, 2. Felipe Bencosme 20:42, 3. Alejandro Sauleda 24:31; 35-39, 1. Alejandro Sanchez 19:23, 2. Derek Gelber 22:50, 3. Carlos Porchetto 24:13; 40-44, 1. Marcelo Kingston 18:11, 2. Bryan Capriles 19:41, 3. Milen Petkov 22:56; 45-49, 1. Luis Wiadacz 17:33, 2. Mike Gaw 18:14, 3. Christian Crews 20:12; 50-54, 1. Kevin Armstrong 21:28, 2. Carlos Zepeda 23:02, 3. Brad Wohler 26:02; 55-59, 1. Carlos Dolabella 16:18, 2. Cary Zinkin 22:37, 3. Clifford Mermell 22:41; 60-64, 1. Frank Campbell 17:40, 2. Alonso Moreno 18:04, 3. Sid Cassidy 19:07; 65-69, 1. Sergio Vilhena 26:32; 70-and-over, 1. Craig Kuglen 26:47, 2. Robert Ulanowicz 27:50, 3. Carlos Abreu 37:09.

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

SOFLO’s Schleicher Top 10 Finisher; Travis, Becker Win Overall Titles At USA Swimming 5K Junior National Championship At Miami Marine Stadium


By Sharon Robb

MIAMI, May 4, 2019—In one of the most competitive girls open water swimming races, South Florida Aquatic Club’s Mallory Schleicher finished among the Top 10 Saturday in the USA Swimming Girls 5K Junior National Championship at Miami Marine Stadium.

Schleicher, 15, was seventh in the 16-and-under girls race in 1:02:47 for 3.1 miles.

The first ten finishers all completed the course in 1:02 and change. While Travis was nearly 20 seconds ahead of the field three swimmers finished within two tenths of a second with each other.

Chase Travis, 16, of Nation’s Capital Swim Club won in 1:02:07. Kathryn Grimes, 13, of Sandpipers of Nevada was second in 1:02:26.

The only other Florida Gold Coast swimmers in the girls field was Anna Auld, 15, of East Coast Aquatic Club, who finished third in 1:02:30 and Emily Trieschmann, 15, of St. Andrew’s Aquatics 40th in 1:05:54.

Dylan Becker, 16, of Sandpipers of Nevada won the boys title in 58:18. The Utah commit competed in Friday’s senior 10K where he finished 30th. The next 21 swimmers all dipped under one hour.

SOFLO’s Dominic Bono, 15, was 54th in 1:07:09 in the boys race. He was the only Florida Gold Coast swimmer to complete the race.

The championships end Sunday with the men’s and women’s senior 5K national event. Also on Sunday, Swim Miami 2019 returns to Miami Marine Stadium.

Four races will be held in Sunday’s Swim Miami 2019: 800-meters, Miami Mile, 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles). There is also the K-9 Krawl World Championships, a human and dog duathlon where owner and dog swim 200 yards and run 400 yards.

Swim Miami is the longest-standing open water swim on the East Coast and one of the largest in the U.S.

SOFLO has entered 24 age group swimmers (17 girls and 7 boys) and three masters swimmers.

The age group swimmers are Sophia Bedoya, 16, mile; Alexander Blandon, 17, mile; Alexis Christensen, 13, mile; Elena Dinehart, 14, 5K; Elise Dinehart, 10, mile; Olivia Dinehart, 14, 5K; Pilar Duranti, 11, 800; Genesis Escobar, 11, 800; Sophia Grubbs, 14, 5K; Anastasia Lutz, 12, mile; Alejandro Mateus, 13, mile; Leonardo Mateus, 17, mile; Sabrina Osorio, 14, mile; Sofia Osorio, 14, mile; Martin Petkov, 10, 800; Rafael Rodriguez, 16, 5K; Lucy Smutny, 16, 5K; Lydia Smutny, 10, mile; Madeline Smutny, 13, 5K; Ventura Torres, 17, mile; Victoria Torres, 14, mile; Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 800; Olivia Ware, 15, 10K; and Isabelle Wilson, 12, 5K.

The masters swimmers are Emmanuel Butmankiewicz, 33, in the mile; Hawaii Ironman Evelyn Salama, 45, 5K; and Kristen Vlaun, 46, 10K.

SOFLO coach Chris Anderson is also involved in the event. His boat will serve as the officials’ boat for every race throughout the weekend.

The course is one lap for the mile, three laps for the 5K and six laps for the 10K.

The finish time limits are: 10K Swim: 4 hours; 5K Swim: 2 hours; Miami Mile: 1 hour and 800 meters: 30 minutes.

Proceeds benefit the H2Os Foundation. The H2Os Foundation through grants, generous donations, events, and strategic corporate partnerships offers children and youth a unique opportunity to learn a lifesaving skill, and more importantly a life-long commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Live coverage of the final races are available Sunday morning at usaswimming.org. The webcast is 7:30 a.m.

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