By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, June 26, 2019–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers seeking to add a few more qualifying cut times or get in a little more quality racing will get the chance this weekend at the Boca Raton Swim Team 15-&-under Endless Summer Invite.
SOFLO has the largest team entered with 81 swimmers (41 boys and 40 girls) for the three-day meet.
After a year’s hiatus and one-day format, the meet, being held to kick off summer instead of ending it like past years, will be held Friday through Sunday at the Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.
The meet will serve as a fine tuning meet for upcoming tournaments including the July 18-21 FGC 14&Under Junior Olympics in Stuart.
In addition to SOFLO, some of the other FGC clubs competing are Pine Crest Swimming, FAST, North Palm Beach, Coral Springs Swim Club, Lake Lytal Lightning and Florida Keys.
Among SOFLO top seeds are:
Christian Tijero, 13, 100-meter freestyle, 1:02.27.
Olivia Wilson, 9, 200-meter breaststroke, 4:09.98.
Sarah Acevedo, 15, 100-meter butterfly, 1:09.18; 1500-meter freestyle 18:11.16.
Javier Colmenares, 12, 200-meter breaststroke, 2:57.43; 100-meter breaststroke 1:18.88.
Derek Hau, 11, 200-meter breaststroke, no seed time; 100-meter breaststroke 1:36.87.
Maddie Smutny, 14, 200-meter butterfly, 2:34.81.
Lydia Smutny, 10, 200-meter butterfly, no seed time.
Fiorella Di Salvo, 11, 100-meter backstroke 1:18.55; 200-meter backstroke 2:43.03.
Giada Porven, 11, 50-meter backstroke, 39.60.
Jenna Baldwin, 8, 200-meter backstroke, no seed time.
The meet format features timed finals for swimmers ages 9-and-under and prelims and finals for 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15 age group swimmers. The 400-meter freestyle and longer events are timed finals for all age groups.
IF YOU GO
What: Boca Raton Swim Team 15&Under Endless Summer Invite
When: Friday-Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.
Where: Boca Raton Community High School Aquatic Center, 1501 NW 15th Court, Boca Raton
Of note: Admission is $3 per session. Heat sheets are $2 per session. The meet is sponsored by Boca Raton Aquatics and Boca Raton Swim Team. The meet is limited to 350 swimmers. For more information call 561-251-3724.
Sharon Robb can be reached at email@example.com.