South Florida Aquatic Club Swimmers Hit The Road For Top-Caliber Swim Meets Across The Nation


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, July 30, 2019—The hard work and fast swims paid off for South Florida Aquatic Club enjoying the best summer in club history.

SOFLO qualified a record eighteen swimmers for various meets across the nation that begin Tuesday night.

Over the next two weeks, the championship season continues for SOFLO in four USA Swimming meets from North Carolina to California.

SOUTHERN ZONES

SOFLO’s Maddie Smutny, 14, and Alejandro Mateus, 14, will compete with several Florida Gold Coast All-Stars at the USA Swimming Southern Zone Age Group Championships at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, N.C. Tuesday through Aug. 3.

The field features 13 zones including Florida Gold Coast and Florida Swimming.

The meet features prelims and finals except for Tuesday which has timed finals in the 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyles and 200-meter medley relays. Swimmers ages 11-18 qualified for one of USA Swimming’s prestigious meets.

SENIOR NATIONALS

SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding and Mary Smutny will flex their muscles at the Phillips 66 National Championships Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, Calif. Wednesday through Aug. 4. Each will swim in four events.

Golding, headed to University of Florida in the fall, will compete in the 100-meter freestyle (Wednesday), 400-meter individual medley (Aug. 2), 400-meter freestyle (Aug. 3) and 200-meter individual medley Aug. 4).

Smutny, bound for University of Texas this fall, will swim the 200-meter butterfly (July 31), 200-meter freestyle (Aug. 1), 100-meter butterfly (Aug. 2) and 400-meter freestyle (Aug. 3).

FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Twelve SOFLO swimmers will compete in the Aug. 1-4 USA Futures Championships, Greensboro, N.C.

Representing SOFLO are Gaby Banks, Dominic Bono, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Molly Golding, Paige Lane, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez, Mallory Schleicher, Miguel Sierra, Juan Mora and Robert Wilson.

The Futures series was launched in 2015, and in 2016 was expanded from three to four regions. The event was designed to add another stepping stone to the developmental pathway between Sectional Championships (which fall roughly along LSC boundaries) and Junior National Championships.

JUNIOR NATIONALS

SOFLO will have two swimmers in the Aug. 8-10 USA Swimming Speedo Junior National Championships, also at Avery Aquatic Center at Stanford, Calif.

The qualifiers are Lance Lesage in the 200-meter backstroke (Aug. 7) and 100-meter backstroke (Aug. 9) and Rafael Rodriguez in the 200-meter backstroke (Aug. 7) and 100-meter backstroke (Aug. 9).

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

SOFLO Captures 15-16 Combined, Boys Team Titles At Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, July 29, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club continued its winning ways on the final day of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships Sunday at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

SOFLO won the 15-16 combined and boys team titles. The 15-16 boys finished first with 300 points ahead of Azura with 220. The 15-16 girls were eighth with 145. SOFLO finished with 445 combined points.

Two-time defending champion Azura Florida Aquatics three-peated to win the overall meet title with 1,290 points. Metro Aquatics was second with 1,084 and Gulliver was third with 1,016.50.

SOFLO finished sixth overall in the combined team scores among a field of 39 Florida Gold Coast teams with 724 points.

Among SOFLO’s Top 10 on the final day were:

John Paul Handal, 16, 200-meter individual medley, fourth 2:17.19,, time drop 2.98.

Juan Colmenares, 15, 100-meter backstroke, fifth, 1:02.92; 200-meter individual medley, seventh, 2:18.58.

Michael Arias, 16, 50-meter freestyle, fifth, 24.53.

Sarah Acevedo, 15, 200-meter individual medley, seventh, 2:35.72.

Hailey Jerew, 18, 50-meter freestyle, ninth, 27.40.

Alana Deo, 15, 100-meter breaststroke, tenth, 1:21.10, time drop 3.10.

SOFLO’s 400-meter medley relay was ninth in 4:44.96 with Jena Legaspi, Sophia Grubbs, Sarah Acevedo and Hailey Jerew.

SOFLO had 45 swimmers in 191 individual events and 18 relays.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 1,290, 2. Metro Aquatics 1,084, 3. Gulliver 1,016.50, 4. TS Aquatics 924.50, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 749, 6. South Florida Aquatic Club 724, 7. Pine Crest Swimming 646, 8. St. Andrew’s 629, 9. Jupiter Dragons 561.50, 10. Wahoos of Wellington 533.

15-16 COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 445, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 401.50, 3. Jupiter 395, 4. Pine Crest 377.50, 5. Wahoos of Wellington 332, 6. T2 Aquatics 312, 7. City of Hialeah 260, 8. Azura 257, 9. FAST 246, 10. TS Aquatics 241.50.

17-&-OVER COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. Azura Florida Aquatics 619, 2. Metro Aquatics 385, 3. East Coast 370, 4. TS Aquatics 343, 5. Pine Crest 268.50, 6. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 258.50, 7. Gulliver 237, 8. NSU 202, 9. Boca Raton Swim Team 182.50, 10. Westminster Academy 165.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS:
15-16, 1. Gulliver Swim Club 288.50, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 260.50, 3. T2 Aquatics 256, 4. Wahoos of Wellington 252, 5. Jupiter Dragons 2121, 6. TS Aquatics 189.50, 7. East Coast 153, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 145, 9. City of Hialeah 117, 10. North Palm Beach 84.

17-and-over, 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 346, 2. Azura 232, 3. St. Andrew’s 167.50, 4. Pine Crest 158.50, 5. TS Aquatics 144, 6. North Palm Beach 124, 7. Westminster Academy 100, 8. Golden Panther Aquatics 96, 9. Nova Southeastern 87, 10. Gulliver 85.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS:
15-16, 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 300, 2. Azura 220, 3. FAST 188, 4. Jupiter 183, 5. City of Hialeah 143, 6. Metro Aquatics 130, Coral Springs 130, 8. North Palm Beach 122.50, 9. Pine Crest 117, 10. Gulliver 113.

17-and-over, 1. Azura 387, 2. Metro Aquatics 330, 3. TS Aquatics 199, 4. Boca Raton Swim Team 167.50, 5. Gulliver 152, 6. NSU 115, 7. Pine Crest 110, 8. St. Andrew’s 91, 9. Wahoos of Wellington 89, 10. Jupiter 72.50.

GIRLS
200-meter medley relay:
1. East Coast Aquatic 1:59.93, 2. Azura 2:02.87, 3. Westminster Academy 2:04.06, 13. SOFLO A 2:10.60 (Lucy Smutny, Sophia Grubbs, Sarah Acevedo, Hailey Jerew), 15. SOFLO B 2:11.54 (Jena Legaspi, Alana Deo, Jennamarie Brames, Naomi Eaton).

100-meter backstroke:
15-16, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 1:06.18, 2. Elia Gates, ECAC 1:08.30, 3. Mason Zilch, JUP 1:09.67; SOFLO: 11. Jena Legaspi 1:11.92, time drop 0.34, 12. Lucy Smutny 1:11.95, time drop 4.89; Open, 1. Anne Fletcher, FAST 1:06.07, 2. Madison Cummings, ECAC 1:06.43, 3. Marta Tassara, Unattached 1:06.80.

50-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 28.17, 2. Emiliana Vivas, MWA 28.96, 3. Brooke Boling, T2 29.30; Open, 1. Victoria Fonville, WA 27.62, 2. Madison Cummings, ECAC 28.32, 3. Delaney Biro, TSA 28.57.

100-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:14.71, 2. Paige Maceachern, PCS 1:14.74, 3. Anna Auld, ECAC 1:16.53; SOFLO: 10. Alana Deo 1:21.10, time drop 3.10; Open, 1. Cailey Friel, NSU 1:13.73, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 1:15.02, 3. Stephanie Suarez, MAC 1:16.61; SOFLO: 12. Hailey Jerew 1:18.82, 13. Sophia Grubbs 1:18.94.

50-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 26.47, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 26.95, 3. Brooke Boling, T2 27.00; Open, 1. Victoria Fonville, WA 26.06, 2. Rachel Botting, PCS 26.49, 3. Delaney Biro, TSA 27.34; SOFLO: 9. Hailey Jerew 27.40.

200-meter individual medley:
15-16, 1. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 2:28.26, 2. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 2:29.12, 3. Adriana Goodwing, PCS 2:30.22; SOFLO: 7. Sarah Acevedo 2:35.72; Open, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 2:23.40, 2. Alexa Rivera, ECAC 2:23.84, 3. Adrianna Barone, SAS 2:27.75; SOFLO: 16. Naomi Eaton 2:41.35.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Rachel Whitaker, GPA 18:10.13, 2. Faith Mutschler, WOW 18:11.66, 3. Lydia Lanahan, TSA 18:11.88.

400-meter medley relay:
1. East Coast 4:31.13, 2. Azura 4:31.55, 3. Gulliver 4:33.39, 9. SOFLO A 4:44.96 (Jena Legaspi, Sophia Grubbs, Sarah Acevedo, Hailey Jerew), 12. SOFLO B 4:49.81 (Jennamarie Brames, Alana Deo, Lucy Smutny, Naomi Eaton).

BOYS

200-meter medley relay:
1. Azura 1:47.16, 2. Metro Aquatics A 1:48.53, 3. Metro Aquatics B 1:49.09, 18. SOFLO A 1:57.24 (Juan Colmenares, John Paul Handal, Nicolas Munoz, Michael Arias), 24. SOFLO B 2:01.38 (Manuel Melendez, Alex Golding, Christian Vasquez, Brennan Binder).

100-meter backstroke:
15-16, 1. Raphael Santos, PCS 59.49, 2. Alex Marrero, Azura 1:00.47, 3. Luca Lesentier, EA 1:01.64; SOFLO: 5. Juan Colmenares 1:02.92, 12. Nicolas Munoz 1:05.73; Open, 1. Boleck Depawlikowski, MAC 59.63, 2. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:00.70, 3. Jose Diaz, PC 1:01.49.

50-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Varis Monroe, NPB 25.73, 2. Caleb Patranchuk, JUP 25.74, 3. Ryan Nordheim, SAS 25.74; Open, 1. Anthony Barbar, WA 24.84, 2. Yhonny Rios, TSA 24.93, 3. Sidrell Williams, Azura 25.20.

100-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Raphael Windmuller, NMST 1:03.62, 2. Jose Hermida, MAC 1:07.42, 3. Victor Valdes, HSC 1:08.08; Open, 1. Marcelo Lauzurique, Unattached 1:05.43, 2. Teolio Darias, GRSC 1:06.25, 3. Brandon Moran, Azura 1:06.88.

50-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Varis Monroe, NPB 23.65, 2. Raphael Santos, PC 23.78, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 24.35; SOFLO: 5. Michael Arias 24.53; Open, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 23.56, 2. Andrew Garcia, Unattached 23.69, 3. Carlos Bernotti, BRST 23.84.

200-meter individual medley:
15-16, 1. Jose Hermida, MAC 2:13.10, 2. Javier Roman, Azura 2:16.71, 3. Philip Moldovanu, WOW 2:16,76; SOFLO: 4. John Paul Handal 2:17.19, time drop 2.98, 7. Juan Colmenares 2:18.58, 12. Nicolas Munoz 2:20.12, time drop 4.39; Open, 1. Ricardo Martinez, SAS 2:06.03, 2. Samuel Brettmann, NSU 2:07.89, 3. Juan Zapata, Azura 2:11.03.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Nicolas Gallego, JUP 16:36.14, 2. Caleb Fell, Unattached 16:42.99, 3. Bernardo Abascal, NSU 16:45.88; SOFLO: 12. Leonardo Mateus 17:18.98.

400-meter medley relay:
1. Azura 3:54.67, 2. Metro Aquatics A 3:54.77, 3. Metro Aquatics B 4:01.70, 14. SOFLO A 4:20.16 (Juan Colmenares, John Paul Handal, Nicolas Munoz, Michael Arias) 17. SOFLO B 4:29.22 (Manuel Melendez, Alex Golding, Christian Vasquez, Brennan Binder).

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