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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org