South Florida Aquatic Club Sweeps Combined, Girls, Boys Team Titles At Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers South Championships


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, July 15, 2019–With talent and depth, South Florida Aquatic Club won the combined, boys and girls team titles Sunday at the Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers Long Course Meet South Championships at Sunrise Civic Center.

SOFLO captured the combined team title with 1,041.5 points and was the only team to crack 1,000 points. Its’ closest competitor, host Sunrise Swimming, was second with 423.

The girls team won with 647.5 points and boys team won with 394 points.

SOFLO had 57 swimmers compete in 219 individual events and 12 relays over three days.

SOFLO’s winners were:

The versatile Felix Gonzalez, 12, won the 11-12 1500-meter freestyle in 19:44.33. On Saturday he was third in the 50-meter freestyle, bettering his previous best of 32.26 in both prelims and finals for a 0.84 time drop in 31.42.

Isabella Perry, 100-meter butterfly, 1:39.98.

Alessandra Gendarmi, 50-meter breaststroke, 49.09.

Maria Herne, 50-meter breaststroke, 40.08.

Jaden Amores, 50-meter backstroke, 37.21.

Christian Vasquez, 100-meter butterfly, 1:06.53, time drop.

Alexander Blandon, 50-meter breaststroke, 36.61, time drop.

SOFLO won the 7-10 and 13-14 girls’ 200-meter medley relays.

SOFLO swept the 7-10, 11-12 and 15-18 boys’ 200-meter medley relays.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Sophia Avila, second, 100-meter freestyle, 1:18.51, time drop.

Kaitlyn Barrios, second, 100-meter freestyle, 1:06.61, time drop.

Maria Herne, second, 100-meter freestyle, 1:07.16.

Jaden Amores, second, 100-meter butterfly, 1:23.73, time drop.

Alessandra Gendarmi, third, 100-meter freestyle 1:19.08, time drop.

Sarah Vasquez, third, 100-meter freestyle, 1:11.06, time drop.

Giada Porven, third, 50-meter backstroke, 40.31.

Ava Kuznik, second, 50-meter breaststroke, 40.00, time drop; third, 50-meter backstroke, 36.50.

Leah Pando, second, 1500-meter freestyle, 20:40.09, time drop.

Ryan Harries, third, 100-meter freestyle, 1:20.38, time drop.

Ryan Alfonso, second, 100-meter freestyle, 1:00.61; third, 100-meter butterfly, 1:07.30, time drop.

Aryav Thakur, third, 50-meter breaststroke, 50.48, time drop.

Christian Vasquez, third, 50-meter breaststroke, 40.48.

Among other FGC teams that competed Azura, Hurricanes Swimming, Florida Keys Swim Club, SwimFast, North Miami, Olympus, Cooper City Cyclones, Hialeah, Miami Country Day and Ransom Everglades.

The FGC LCM BB Silvers Championships North meet is being hosted by the Pompano Beach Piranhas at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,041.5, 2. Sunrise Swimming 423, 3. Unattached FGC 345.5, 4. Gulliver 336, 5. Azura 328, 6. Cooper City Cyclones 305, 7. Metro Aquatics 281.5, 8. Blue Marlins 266, 9. Midtown Weston 241, 10. SwimFast 127.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 394, 2. Gulliver 249, 3. Unattached FGC 208, 4. Metro Aquatics 191.5, 5. Midtown Weston 181, 6. Sunrise Swimming 180.5, 7. Blue Marlins 164, 8. Cooper City 133, 9. Azura 96, 10. Olympus 68.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 647.5, 2. Sunrise Swimming 242.5, 3. Azura 232, 4. Cooper City 172, 5. Unattached FGC 137.5, 6. SwimFAst 116, 7. Blue Marlins 102, 8. Hurricane Aquatics 91.5, 9. Metro Aquatics 90, 10. Gulliver 87.

GIRLS

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Lorelei Santos, CCPR 3:15.74; SOFLO: 5. Dahlia Hirsh 3:30.04; 13-14, 1. Anaveronica Rosano Sam, CM 3:16.67; 15-18, 1. Sasha Cejas, GRSC 3:21.73

100-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Salome Paniagua, Unattached 1:18.37; SOFLO: 2. Sophia Avila 1:18.51, time drop, 2.21, 3. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:19.08, time drop 1.83; 11-12, 1. Lorelei Santos, CCPR 1:09.16; SOFLO: 3. Sarah Vasquez 1:11.06, time drop 2.91, 6. Genesis Escobar 1:12.77, time drop, 1.17; 13-14, 1. Andrea Federica Freites, Azura 1:05.91; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:06.61, time drop 1.14, 8. Mariann Catalasan; 15-18, 1. Sofia Avellaneda, Sunrise 1:06.78; SOFLO: 2. Maria Herne 1:07.16, time drop 3.89.

50-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1. Salome Paniagua, Unattached 43.23; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 45.04, time drop 0.43, 7. Francesca Perry 46.24, time drop 0.19, 9. Jemma Baldwin 46.43; 11-12, 1. Lorelei Santos, CCPR 38.14; SOFLO: 3. Giada Porven 40.31; 13-14, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 35.99; SOFLO: 3. Ava Kuznik 36.50, 4. Mariann Catalasan 36.54, 7. Leah Pando 38.18, 8. Kaitlyn Barrios 39.04; 15-18, 1. Abigail Juodozevicius, RANS 37.12.

100-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Isabella Perry, SOFLO 1:39.98; 11-12, 1. Karen Alcala, BM 1:29.23; 13-14, 1. Camille Schechter, CANE 1:12.79; 15-18, 1. Anabela Shearer, Sunrise 1:12.62.

50-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Alessandra Gendarmi, SOFLO 49.09; SOFLO: 4. Alexandra Strong 51.87, 8. Saree Young 52.42, 10. Jordan Evans 53.21, 11. Mackenzie McPherson 53.34; 11-12, 1. Oneika Gayle, Sunrise 41.98; 13-14, 1. Eva Pierre-Antoine, CCPR 39.65; SOFLO: 2. Ava Kuznik 40.00, time drop 2.56; 15-18, 1. Maria Herne, SOFLO 40.08.

200-meter medley relay:
7-10, 1. SOFLO A 2:46.36 (Alexandra Strong, Shelby Evans, Isabella Perry, Sophia Avila), 2. SOFLO B 2:58.01 (Jemma Baldwin, Alessandra Gendarmi, Saree Young, Olivia Wilson), 3. Sunrise 3:16.03; 11-12, 1. Azura 2:30.06, 2. SOFLO A 2:32.93 (Dahlia Hirsh, Sarah Vasquez, Genesis Escobar, Giada Porven); 13-14, 1. SOFLO A 2:20.68 (Mariann Catalasan, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Kaitlyn Barrios, Ava Kuznik).

1500-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Corley Smith, FKSC 19:32.83; SOFLO: 2. Leah Pando 20:40.09, time drop, 7.90

BOYS

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 3:07.14; 13-14, 1. Santiago Lozano, GRSC 2:54.59; SOFLO: 5. Lucas Porven 3:05.51; 15-18, 1. Dilhan Flores 2:56.00.

100-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Marco Rodriguez, BMHG 1:19.29; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 1:20.38, time drop; 11-12, 1. Carlos Rincon, MWA 1:07.51; 13-14, 1. Wisthon Rendon Sequera, MWA 59.31; 15-18, 1. Gabriel Rovira, CCPR 1:00.54; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Alfonso 1:00.61, time drop 0.74.

50-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1.Emihlio Reveron, Unattached 40.97; 11-12, 1. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 37.21; SOFLO: 4. Matt McVeigh 40.27; 13-14, 1. Wisthon Rendon Sequera, MWA 31.01; SOFLO: 6. Austin Nelson 34.59, time drop 0.38; 15-18, 1. Isaac Paiz, Sunrise 33.21.

100-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Daniel Adan, MACM 1:40.48; 11-12, 1. Giovanni Gianfriddo, Sunrise 1:21.81; SOFLO: 2. Jaden Amores 1:23.73, time drop 1.61; 13-14, 1. Josue Paiz, Sunrise 1:08.10; 15-18, 1. Christian Vasquez, SOFLO 1:06.53, time drop 0.93; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Alfonso 1:07.30, time drop 3.09.

50-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Emihlio Reveron, Unattached 47.37; SOFLO: 3. Aryav Thakur 50.48, time drop, 7. Emiliano Cavani 55.74; 11-12, 1. Nathan Angel, MAC 46.11; 13-14, 1. Wisthon Rendon Sequera, MWA 37.00; 15-18, 1. Alexander Blandon, SOFLO 36.61, time drop 1.64; SOFLO: 3. Christian Vasquez 40.48.

200-meter medley relay:
7-10, 1. SOFLO A 3:05.49 (Emiliano Cavani, Dylan McVeigh, Ryan Harries, Aryav Thakur); 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 2:38.75 (Jaden Amores, Benjamin Kim, Nicholas Pelaez, Matt McVeigh); 15-18, 1. SOFLO A 2:04.98 (Manuel Martinez, Ryan Alfonso, Christian Vasquez, Alexander Blandon), 2. Cooper City 2:06.75.

1500-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 19:44.33; 13-14, 1. Santiago Lozano, GRSC 18:32.65.

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Ends Successful Southern Zone South Sectional Championships With Highest Finish, More Time Standards


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, July 14, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club had its most successful Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships in team history at University of Florida’s O’Connell Center Pool.

On Sunday, the Sharks finished third among combined teams, third (682 points) among men’s teams and fifth (576 teams) among women’s teams in the four-day, 61-team meet. South Florida Aquatic Club was the highest Florida Gold Coast finisher. Host Gator Swim Club defended its titles.

Lance Lesage, 16, picked up his second Summer Junior National qualifying standard. On Saturday, he got his first junior national cut in the 100-meter backstroke in 58.60 and on Sunday he made his 200-meter backstroke cut with a fifth-place finish in a lifetime-best time of 2:06.42, shaving 2.77 seconds off his previous best of 2:09.19. He finished with 68 points in high point.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, earned her time standard in the 200-meter backstroke to qualify for the USA Swimming Futures Championships in 2:24.54, dropping 3.30 seconds. Schleicher finished with 65 points in high point.

Kathleen Golding, 18, won the 800-meter freestyle in a best time 8:49.37, dropping 18.78 seconds. She finished with 83 points in high point.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

SOFLO’s 400-meter freestyle relay was second in 3:56.87 with Mary Smutny, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane and Mallory Schleicher.

Mary Smutny, 18, was third in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:16.36. She finished with 80.5 points in high point.

Schleicher was also fifth in the 800-meter freestyle in a best time 9:08.45, dropping 4.92 off her previous best of 9:13.37.

Rafael Rodriguez, 17, was ninth in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:06.05, dropping 1.20 seconds off his previous best of 2:07.25.

Molly Golding, 16, was 11th in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:43.75. She finished 31 points in high point.

Dominic Bono, 16, dropped 13.74 seconds off his 1500-meter freestyle time in 16:38.08. His previous best was 16:51.80.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered were host and defending champion Gator Swim Club, Bolles, Sarasota YMCA, Azura, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole, Westminster Academy, Trinity Prep, Metro Aquatics, Swim Florida, Highlander and Hurricane Aquatics.

At last year’s event, SOFLO finished fifth (1,050 points) among combined teams behind host Gator Swim Club (3,007), Bolles (1,453), East Coast Aquatic Club (1,169) and Swim Florida (1,061) among 60 teams. SOFLO men finished fourth (481) and women (491) were fifth.

The Speedo Sectionals Series showcases some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops in various zones.

SUNDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,724, 2. Bolles 726, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 682, 4. Metro Aquatics 596, 5. St. Petersburg Aquatics 502, 8. St. Andrew’s Swimming 319.5, 12. Azura Florida Aquatics 218, 19. FAST 122, 20. TS Aquatics 116, 35. YMCA of SOuth Florida 52, 41. East Coast Aquatic Club 35, 52. Jupiter 17, 57. Wahoos of Wellington 11.

WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,562, 2. Blue Dolfins 949.5, 3. Sarasota Sharks 934.5, 4. Bolles 601, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 576, 7. East Coast Aquatic Club 310, 11. Hurricane Aquatics 231, 13. Metro Aquatics 209.5, 14. St. Andrew’s 186, 22. TS Aquatics 101, 23. Azura 97, 26. North Palm Beach 86, 27. Gulliver 76, 32. Eagle Aquatics 54, 35. Jupiter 42, 52. Golden Panthers Aquatics 15, 57. FAST 9, 60. Wahoos of Wellington 2.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Nikki Miller, GSC 2:14.88, 2. Caroline Cooper, HIGH 2:16.22, 3. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:16.36, 27. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:26.97.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Isabella Garofalo, GSC 56.43, 2. Micayla Cronk, BD 56.47, 3. Talia Bates, GSC 56.98, 14. Mary Smutny 59.04, 25. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:00.13.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Vanessa Pearl, Unattached 2:32.05, 2. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:36.36, 3. Adrianna Deboer, GSC 2:37.54, 11. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:43.75, 28. Sally Golding, SOFLO 2:51.40, time drop 0.64.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 2:11.32, 2. Rosie Zavaros, Unattached 2:14.31, 3. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:15.84, 19. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:24.54, time drop 3.30.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 3:56.40, 2. SOFLO A 3:56.87 (Mary Smutny, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane, Mallory Schleicher), 3. Blue Dolfins 3:57.09, 18. SOFLO B 4:18.89 (Jacqueline Lugo, Molly Golding, Sara Quintero, Sarah Acevedo).

800-meter freestyle:
1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 8:49.37, time drop 18.78, 2. Savanna Faulconer, GSC 8:56.06, 3. Alixandra Roy, HIGH 9:04.83, 5. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 9:08.45, time drop 4.92.

MEN’S RESULTS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Sterling Crane, EAJ 2:01.08, 2. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 2:02.71, 3. Mason Laur, T2 2:04.35, 9. Rafael Rodriguez. SOFLO 2:06.95, time drop 1.02.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Isabella Garofalo, GSC 56.43, 2. Micayla Cronk, BD 56.47, 3. Talia Bates, GSC 56.98, 14. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 59.04, 25. Paige Lane 1:00.13.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Vanessa Pearl, Unattached 2:32.05, 2. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:36.36, 3. Adrianna Deboer, GSC 2:37.54, 11. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:43.75, 28. Sally Golding 2:51.40, time drop 0.64.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Kiernan Smith, RA 2:02.38, 2. Brett Saunders, TEAM 2:05.05, 3. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:05.08, 5. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:06.42, time drop 2.77, 19. Marco Cabrera Duarte, SOFLO 2:10.94.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 3:30.43, 2. Bolles 3:32.44, 3. Metro Aquatics 3:35.64, 7. SOFLO A 3:39.07 (Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez, Lance Lesage, Miguel Sierra), 13. SOFLO B 3:43.53 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Sebastian Lares, Juan Colmenares, Marco Cabrera Duarte).

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Nicholas Sweetser, GSC 15:30.27, 2. Arik Katz, SRQ 15:33.92, 3. Matthew Anderson, GSC 15:49.40, 16. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 16:38.08, time drop 13.74.

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