Curzan Breaks Second NAG Record, Foster Sets 17-18 Mark, Pine Crest Relay In Top 10 With Team Record On Day Three Of Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East Meet


By Sharon Robb

ATLANTA, Ga., December 13, 2019–Claire Curzan broke her second national age group record and Carson Foster moved to second all-time in the 400-yard individual medley to highlight action Friday night at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East at McAuley Aquatic Center at Georgia Tech.

Curzan of TAC Titans broke the 15-16 NAG and meet records in the 100 butterfly and became the first female age group swimmer to break 51 seconds in the event in 50.87.

Foster of the Mason Manta Rays moved to second all-time in the 17-18 400 individual medley in 3:38.65, breaking his own meet record.

With one day remaining in the meet, SOFLO swimmers got in more racing on Friday.

Olivia Dinehart, 14, was 45th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.23. She has the 200-yard breaststroke left to swim.

Rafael Rodriguez, 18, was 95th in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:07.66 and 87th in the 100-yard butterfly in 51.12. He has the 200-yard butterfly remaining.

Mallory Schleicher, 16, was 42nd in the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:30.24. She has the 1,650-yard freestyle left.

Miguel Sierra, 16, was 74th in the 100-yard buttefly in 50.67. He has the 200 butterfly left.

Lance Lesage, 17, was 66th in the 100-yard backstroke in 50.77. He has the 200 backstroke and 100 freestyle left.

Pine Crest Swimming’s boys’ 4×50-yard freestyle was tenth in a team record 1:22.92 with Will Taner, Joshua Hanks, Raphael Santos and Jimmy Hart. Hanks also took fourth in the “C” final for the 100 breaststroke.

In addition to SOFLO, swimmers from Pine Crest Swimming, East Coast Aquatic Club and Flood Aquatics are the only other Florida Gold Coast swimmers competing.

The East field features swimmers from SwimMAC Carolina, Marlins of Raleigh, Carmel, Mason Manta Rays, Swim Atlanta, Dynamo, Sarasota and Bolles among other teams from around the east.

The short course yards meet is one of two winter junior championship meets that divide the country along the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan.

The west junior championships are being held at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

Prelims of the meet are being held in two pools for the boys and girls. The finals are being staged in one pool. The meet is being webcast on usaswimming.org at 9 a.m. for prelims and 5 p.m. finals.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. SwimMAC 523.5, 2. SwimAtlanta 448, 3. Dynamo 371, 4. Carmel 364, 5. Mason Manta Rays 334.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 299, 2. SwimAtlanta 256, 3. Mason Manta Rays 254, 4. Carmel 239, 5. Upper Dublin 155.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Dynamo 271, 2. SwimMAC 224.5, 3. SwimAtlanta 193, 4. Club Wolverine 167, 5. Cardinal Aquatics 154.

GIRLS

400-yard individual medley:
1. Kathryn Ackerman, MLA 4:09.62, 2. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 4:14.66, 3. Isabella Paoletti, DST 4:17.34.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Claire Curzan, TAC 50.87, 2. Tristen Ulett, DYNA 52.01, 3. Gabi Albiero, CARD 52.64.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Micayla Cronk, BD 1:44.67, 2. Ella Bathurst, TEAM FL 1:46.41, 3. Paige Hetrick, BRAD 1:47.02.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Abby Arens, MOR 59.82, 2. Letitia Sim, TNT 1:00.44, 3. Alicia Henry, DYNA 1:00.69.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Claire Curzan, TAC 51.55, 2. Tristen Ulett, DYNA 52.76, 3. Rye Ulett, DYNA 52.87.

4×50-yard freestyle relay: 1. Mecklenberg 1:31.45, 2. Cardinal Aquatics 1:32.08, 3. Blue Dolfins 1:32.54.

BOYS

400-yard individual medley:
1. Carson Foster, RAYS 3:38.65, 2. Jake Magahey, SA 3:45.37, 3. Tyler Christianson, NAAC 3:46.90

100-yard butterfly:
1. Tim Connery, MAC 46.73, 2. Tristan Dewitt, FORT 47.16, 3. Boyd Poelke, MAC 47.22.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Wyatt Davis, CSC 1:34.58, 2. Jake Mitchell, CSC 1:34.95, 3. Jake Magahey, SA 1:35.36.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Josh Matheny, PEAQ 52.56, 2. Tim Connery, MAC 53.19, 3. Reid Mikuta, SGSA 53.26.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Wyatt Davis, CSC 45.80, 2. Adam Cheney, RAYS 47.16, 3. Nathaniel Stoffle, SPAC 47.27.

4×50-yard freestyle relay: 1. SwimAtlanta 1:19.45, 2. Spartan AC 1:21.29, 3. Mason Manta Rays 1:21.45, 10. Pine Crest Swimming 1:22.92 (Will Taner, Joshua Hanks, Raphael Santos, Jimmy Hart).

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

Bono, Moya Win On Day Two Of 29th Speedo Winter Championships In Plantation


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 13, 2019—Dominic Bono and Kevin Moya came up big for South Florida Aquatic Club on Day Two of the 29th annual Speedo Winter Championships Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Bono, 16, won the 15-16 200-yard individual medley in 1:54.73. He was second fastest after prelims in 1:56.26. His finals splits were 25.55 (butterfly), 28.58, (backstroke), 33.46 (breaststroke) and 27.14 (freestyle). He was also third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:40.00. He has 28 points in high point.

Kevin Moya, 12, won the 11-12 50-yard freestyle in 24.78. Moya was also second in the 50-yard backstroke in 28.43. He has 20 points in high point.

Alejandro Mateus, 14, was second in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 53.70. He was also fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:56.83. He has 22 points in high point.

Juan Pablo Pineda, 17, was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:06.63.

Javier Colmenares, 13, was third in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:16.33.

John Paul Handal, 16, was third in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:12.62.

SOFLO girls were led by Elena Dinehart, 14, second in 100-yard butterfly in a best time 57.71. It was the second time she cracked the 1-minute mark. Her seed time was 1:00.04. Her prelims time dipped below the minute mark for the first time in 59.13. She was also third in the 50-yard backstroke in 27.81. She has 22 points in high point.

Molly Golding, 16, was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:22.35.

Sarah Acevedo, 16, was second in the 15-16 500-yard freestyle in 5:05.00. Teammate Lucy Smutny, 16, was third in 5:13.03.

Madeline Smutny, 14, was third in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.99. She has 21 points in high point.

Mariana Pinto, 12, third, 200-yard individual medley, 2:20.52. She has 26 points in high point.

Defending champion SOFLO is third in combined with 463 points, third in the men’s team standings with 275 and fourth in the women’s with 188. Azura leads combined with 654.5, the men’s team totals with 390.5 and women’s team totals with 264.

The Winter Champs is one of three meets SOFLO swimmers are competing in this week. The others are the Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East in Atlanta and Sunrise Holiday Championships.

SOFLO has 91 swimmers in 507 individual events and 48 relays in 28 relay events.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics among other teams.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. Azura Florida Aquatics 654.5, 2. Metro Aquatics 505, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 463, 4. St. Andrew’s 438.5, 5. Midtown Weston 242.5, 6. TS Aquatics 219.5, 7. Pine Crest Swimming 207, 8. Gulliver 173, 9. Jupiter Dragons 153, 10. East Coast Aquatic Club 128.5.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 390.5, 2. Metro Aquatics 297, 3. SOFLO 275, 4. St. Andrew’s 178, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 99.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 264, 2. St. Andrew’s 260.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 208, 4. SOFLO 188, 5. Pine Crest 181.

GIRLS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:01.19, 2. Paola Negrin, GRSC 1:01.25, 3. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:01.60; 13-14, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 54.37, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 57.71, time drop, 3. Madeline Smutny, SOFLO 57.99; 15-and-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 56.17, 2. Anelis Roque, MAC 56.34, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 57.55; SOFLO: 7. Molly Golding 59.06; 17-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 55.73, 2. Amanda Kopas, Azura 57.16, 3. Ella Gates, ECAC 58.10; SOFLO: 4. Paige Lane 58.12.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Reese Andres, SAS 2:28.35, 2. Bianco Nieto, GRSC 2:28.71, 3. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 2:37.05; SOFLO: 8. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:44.25, time drop; 13-14, 1. Riley Botting, PC 2:19.37, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:23.55, 3. Sara Lin, PC 2:23.77; SOFLO: 6. Sophia Grubbs 2:28.47, time drop; 15-16: 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:20.59, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:22.35, 3. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 2:23.08, SOFLO: 7. Sally Golding 2:32.71, 8. Sara Quintero 2:32.90, 9. Sabrina Osorio 2:34.86; 17-and-over, 1. Paige Maceachern, PV 2:19.30, 2. Adrianna Barone, SAS 2:22.40, 3. Stephanie Suarez, MAC 2:24.28.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Lucianna Gutierrez, GAEL 29.60, 2. Mia Patton, BEST 30.27, 3. Sahara Idler, MAC 30.34; 13-14, 1. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 27.15, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 27.67, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 27.81; 15-16, 1. Katherine Nordheim, SAS 27.29, 2. Anelia Roque, MAC 27.44, 3. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 27.72; SOFLO: 9. Leann Ranalli 30.21l 17-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 25.42, 2. Ellie Koch, MWA 27.54, 3. Claudia Acosta, HSC 27.64.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:19.01, 2. Paola Negrin, GRSC 2:19.05, 3. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 2:20.52; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:21.67, time drop; 13-14, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:02.14, 2. Erin Miller, SAS 2:05.99, 3. Riley Botting, PC 2:07.52; SOFLO: 5. Madeline Smutny 2:10.78, time drop; 15-16, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:05.86, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 2:07.52, 3. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 2:10.30; SOFLO: 6. Sara Quintero 2:15.08; 17-and-over, 1. Adrianna Barone, SAS 2:07.57, 2. Amanda Kopas, Azura 2:08.90, 3. Nicole Aldrich, NPB 2:11.36.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Anais Gedeon, YSF 25.41, 2. Leorah Rotchin, WOW 25.98, 3. Sofia Jorge, MAC 26.14; 13-14, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 22.93, 2. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 24.93, 3. Morgan Cogle, JUP 24.97; 15-16, 1. Lucia Miller, SAS 23.91, 2. Isabella Chambers, PC 24.18, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 24.37; 17-and-over, 1. Allyson Ponson, Azura 23.06, 2. Celina Marquez, Azura 24.20, 3. Caroline Nordheim, SAS 24.56.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 4:55.98, 2. Riley Botting, PC 5:00.66, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 5:01.05; SOFLO: 4. Madeline Smutny 5:01.09, time drop, 6. Elena Dinehart 5:10.62; 15-16, 1. Faith Mutschler, WOW 5:04.15, 2. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 5:05.00, 3. Lucy Smutny, SOFLO 5:13.03; 17-and-over, 1. Paige Maceachern, PC 5:02.46, 2. Adrianna Barone, SAS 5:08.38, 3. Delaney Biro, TSA 5:09.76.

BOYS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 58.62, 2. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 59.37, 3. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 59.62; SOFLO: 10. Jaden Amores 1:07.89; 13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 52.97, 2. Alejandro Mateus 53.70, time drop, 3. Kaii Winkler, EA 54.03; 15-16, 1. Tiago Pereira, SAS 50.02, 2. Renato Herran, Azura 50.63, 3. Varis Monroe, NPB 51.18; SOFLO: 7. Sebastian Lares 53.27; 17-and-over, 1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 46.26, 2. Steven Amiale, Azura 47.23, 3. Gabriel Araya, Azura 49.34.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:23.69, 2. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 2:28.02, 3. Sebastian Guio, MWA 2:31.07; SOFLO: 6. Derek Hau 2:37.10, time drop; 13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:10.77, 2. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 2:11.76, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:16.33, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Logan Gonzalez 2:20.92, time drop; 15-16, 1. Victor Valdes, HSC 2:07.96, 2. Javier Roman, Azura 2:12.29, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 2:12.62; SOFLO: 6. Yannai Michael 2:13.62, 7. Alex Golding 2:15.38, time drop, 9. Christopher Hau 2:16.46, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Carlos Nava, MAC 2:03.68, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 2:06.63, time drop, 3. Andrew Rogatinski, PST 2:07.73

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 28.33, 2 Kevin Moya, SOFLO 28.43, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 28.98; SOFLO: 10. Jaden Amores 32.35; 13-14, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 24.87, 2. Finn Winkler, EA 24.98, 3. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 26.37; SOFLO: 4. Logan Gonzalez 26.94, time drop; 15-16, 1. Michael Fernandez, SAS 24.60, 2. Jack Harvey, WA 24.69, 3. Renato Herran, Azura 25.03; SOFLO: 5. Juan Colmenares 25.39; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 22.84, 2. Yeziel Morales, Azura 23.03, 3. Alex Marrero, Azura 24.46.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:11.48, 2. Oliver Tejada, MAC 2:14.02, 2. Farouk Musa, HAT 2:14.68; SOFLO: 6. Felix Gonzalez 2:21.68, time drop, 9. Derek Hau 2:23.19, time drop; 13-14, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:00.18, 2. Finn Winkler, Ea 2:01.47, 3. Diego Balbi, SAS 2:03.37; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 2:03.82, time drop, 6. Javier Colmenares 2:05.53, time drop; 15-16, 1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 1:54.73, 2. Varis Monroe, NPB 1:55.85, 3. Nicolas Gallego, JUP 1:56.22; SOFLO: 5. Sebastian Lares 1:58.80, time drop, 9. Yannai Michael 2:01.39, 10. John Paul Handale 2:02.42; 17-and-over, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 1:52.25, 2. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:54.12, 3. Santiago Gomez, MWA 1:56.82; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 2:00.70.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 24.78, 2. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 25.14, 3. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 25.46; 13-14, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 22.26, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 22.78, 3. Finn Winkler, EA 22.91; 15-16, 1. Michael Fernandez, SAS 20.60, 2. Varis Monroe, NPB 21.29, 3. Caleb Ingham, WA 21.61; 17-and-over, 1. Daniel Ramirez,WA 20.02, 2. Steven Aimable 20.56, 3. Gabriel Araya, Azura 20.87.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Nicholas Kjaerulff, SA 4:38.84, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 4:53.67, 3. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 4:55.11; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 4:56.83, time drop, 6. Javier Colmenares 5:02.53, time drop; 15-16, 1. Hector Paz, MAC 4:37.58, 2. Brian Desmond, WA 4:37.76, 3. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 4:40.00; SOFLO: 9. Juan Colmenares 4:50.36, 10. John Paul Handal 4:57.43; 17-and-over, 1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 4:22.30, 2. Gabriel Araya 4:25.65, 3. Juan Zapata, Azura 4:42.31; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 4:51.27, 6. Robert Wilson 4:51.43.

IF YOU GO

What: 29th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 4:30 p.m.-7:10 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 4:30 p.m.-6:56 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile phone ap. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking is free. For information call 954-452-2525.

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

Pinto, Gonzalez, Bono Lead SOFLO On Day One Of 29th Speedo Winter Championships In Plantation


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 12, 2019—Mariana Pinto, Felix Gonzalez and Dominic Bono of South Florida Aquatic Club were among Top Four finishers on opening day of the 29th annual Speedo Winter Championships Thursday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Mariana Pinto, 12, was second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in a best time 18:21.91, dropping 15.35 off her previous best of 18:37.26.

Felix Gonzalez, 12, was third in the 1,650-yard freestyle in a best time 18:26.51, shaving 31.50 off his previous best of 18:58.01.

Dominic Bono, 16, was fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in a best time 15:57.19, dropping 15:57.19 and dipping below 16 minutes for the first time. His previous best was 16:12.05.

Isabella Wilson was fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 18:06.28 and Sarah Vasquez was sixth in 19:25.75. Both were also best times.

Defending champion SOFLO is fourth in combined with 141 points. Azura leads with 289.

The Winter Champs are one of three meets SOFLO swimmers are competing in this week. The others are the Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East in Atlanta and Sunrise Holiday Championships.

SOFLO has entered 91 swimmers in 507 individual events and 48 relays in 28 relay events.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics.

THURSDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Azura 289, 2. Metro Aquatics 229, 3. St. Andrew’s 205, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club 141, 5. Midtown Weston 121, 6. Pine Crest Swimming 97, 7. TS Aquatics 96, 8. Gulliver 90, 9. Swim Fort Lauderdale 61, 10. Jupiter 58.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 174, 2. Metro Aquatics 138, 3. tie, SOFLO, St. Andrew’s 81, 5. TS Aquatics 54.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. St. Andrew’s 124, 2. Azura 115, 3. Midtown Weston 96, 4. Metro Aquatics 91, 5. Pine Crest 76.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. Gulliver 1:58.04, 2. Metro Aquatics 2:01.14, 3. St. Andrew’s 2:03.48, 9. SOFLO A 2:07.35, 13. SOFLO B 2:17.96; 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 1:50.57, 2. Azura 1:51.59, 3. SOFLO A 1:54.75, 10. SOFLO B 2:01.22; Open, 1. Azura 1:44.31, 2.St. Andrew’s 1:48.42, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:49.11, 11. SOFLO A 1:54.73, 16. SOFLO B 1:59.61.

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Neala Klein, WEST 18:04.29, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 18:21.91, time drop, 3. Leorah Rotchin, WOW 18:57.00; SOFLO: 6. Sarah Vasquez 19:25.75, time drop; 13-14, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 16:58.24, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 17:27.88, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 17:29.14; SOFLO: 5. Isabelle Wilson 18:06.28, time drop; 15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 16:35.34, 2. Anna Auld, ECAC 16:36.45, 3. Faith Mutschler, WOW 17:32.46; 17-and-over, 1. Adrianna Barone, SAS 17:16.18.

200-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:46.72, 2. Gulliver 1:46.74, 3. Midtown Weston 1:49.34, 8. SOFLO A 1:53.24, 14. SOFLO B 2:00.99; 13-14, 1. Midtown Weston 1:39.90, 2. Pine Crest 1:41.47, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:42.17, 5. SOFLO A 1:43.91, 13. SOFLO B 1:49.69; Open, 1. Azura 1:35.73, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:37.56, 3. Pine Crest 1:39.36, 14. SOFLO A 1:45.01, 21. SOFLO B 1:48.34.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:56.79, 2. Azura 1:58.14, 3. SOFLO A 1:59.83; 13-14, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:43.00, 2. TS Aquatics 1:43.33,3. Azura 1:44.72, 4. SOFLO A 1:46.18, 14. SOFLO B 1:53.84; Open, 1. Azura 1:31.97, 2. PAQ 1:33.49, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:33.86, 7. SOFLO B 1:39.52, 12. SOFLO A 1:41.23.

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 17:37.32, 2. Gabriel Tortola, Azura 18:21.89, 3. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 18:26.51, time drop; 13-14, 1. Nicholas Kjaerulff, SA 16:04.21, 2. Colin Nealy, PCS 16:27.71, 3. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 16:50.77; 15-and-over, 1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 15:15.10, 2. Gabriel Araya, Azura 15:28.42, 3. Hector Paz, MAC 15:52.89; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 15:57.19, time drop, 8. Leonardo Mateus 16:50.33, 10. Juan Colmenares 16:52.97, time drop.

200-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:45.27, 2. Azura 1:46.14, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:47.23, 6. SOFLO A 1:48.74; 13-14, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:33.05, 2. TS Aquatics 1:33.64, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:34.86, 9. SOFLO A 1:37.25, 14. SOFLO B 1:43.17.

IF YOU GO

What: 29th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 4:30 p.m.-6:38 p.m., finals; Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 4:30 p.m.-7:10 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 4:30 p.m.-6:56 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile phone ap. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking is free. For information call 954-452-2525.

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

Claire Curzan Lowers U.S. NAG Record; Pine Crest Relay Breaks Team Record On Day Two Of Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East Meet


By Sharon Robb

ATLANTA, Ga., December 12, 2019–Claire Curzan lowered the 15-16 national age group record in the 50-yard freestyle to highlight action Thursday night at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East at McAuley Aquatic Center at Georgia Tech.

Curzan, 15, of TAC Titans won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.77, lowering the old mark of 21.82 set by Gretchen Walsh last year. It was her second sub-22 career performance. Curzan is a high school sophomore.

After earlier week time trial swims, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers raced on the first full day of events against some of the best swimmers in the eastern U.S.

Gaby Banks, 17, was 56th in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.76.

Olivia Dinehart, 14, was 52nd in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.35.

Rafael Rodriguez, 18, was 110th in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:54.61.

Mallory Schleicher, 16, was 64th in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:05.20.

Miguel Sierra, 16, opens his list of events on Friday in the 100-yard butterfly.

Lance Lesage, 17, begins racing on Friday in the 100-yard backstroke.

Pine Crest Swimming’s boys 400-yard medley relay of Raphael Santos, Joshua Hanks, Will Taner and Jimmy Hart broke a team record in 3:22.59.

After Day Two, SwimMAC leads combined team standings with 342 points and men’s team standings with 176 points. Dynamo leads the women’s field with 187 points.

In addition to SOFLO, Pine Crest Swimming, East Coast Aquatic Club and Flood Aquatics are the only other Florida Gold Coast teams competing.

The East field features swimmers from SwimMAC Carolina, Marlins of Raleigh, Carmel, Mason Manta Rays, Swim Atlanta, Dynamo, Sarasota and Bolles.

The short course yards meet is one of two winter junior championship meets that divide the country along the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan.

The west junior championships are being held at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

Prelims of the meet are being held in two pools for the boys and girls. The finals are being staged in one pool. The meet is being webcast on usaswimming.org at 9 a.m. for prelims and 5 p.m. finals.

THURSDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. SwimMAC 342, 2. Swim Atlanta 278, 3. Dynamo 257, 4. Carmel 215, 5. Mason Manta Rays 184, 6. Lakeside 167, 7. Mecklenburg 144, 8. Club Wolverine 125, 9. TAC Titans 73, 10. Bolles 60.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 176, 2. Carmel 147, 3. SwimAtlanta 145, 4. Mason Manta Rays 136, 5. Upper Dublin 113.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Dynamo 187, 2. SwimMAC 166, 3. SwimAtlanta 133, 4. Club Wolverine 107, 5. Cardinal Aquatics 91.

GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
1. Abigail McCulloh, SA 4:41.53, 2. Kaylee Williams, CW 4:45.62, 3. Olivia McMurray, Swim Florida 4:46.75.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Abby Arena, MOR 1:56.48, 2. Tristen Ulett, DYNA 1:56.54, 3. Kiley Wilhelm, MAC 1:56.95.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Claire Curzan, TAC 21.77, NAG, 2. Lindsay Flynn, ATOM 22.33, 3. Lexie Mulvihill, TEAM 22.57.

4×100-yard medley relay:
1. Dynamo 3:37.00 (Rye Ulett, Alicia Henry, Tristen Ulett, Abby Pilkenton), 2. SwimMAC 3:38.56, 3. TAC Titans 3:40.88.

BOYS

500-yard freestyle:
1. Jake Magahey, SA 4:12.72, 2. Jake Mitchell, CSC 4:15.03, 3. Nathan Borges, SVY 4:22.38.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Carson Foster, RAYS 1:42.43, 2. Tim Connery, MAC 1:44.05, 3. Wyatt Davis, CSC 1:44.62.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Jack Aikins, SA 19.86, 2. Jake Magahey, SA 19.95, 3. William Cole, LAK 20.09.

4×100-yard medley relay:
1. Mason Manta Rays 3:13.47 (Carson Foster, Ansel Froass, Carl Bloebaum, Ian Van Gorp), 2. SwimMAC 3:14.21, 3. Carmel 3:14.34, 17. Pine Crest 3:22.59.

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

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart Swims Career-Best At Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East Meet


By Sharon Robb

ATLANTA, Ga., December 11, 2019–Olivia Dinehart of South Florida Aquatic Club was red hot in a time trial at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East at Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center.

Dinehart, 14, dropped .43 in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:13.44. Her previous best was 1:13.87. She was the fastest swimmer in the five-swimmer time trial field.

Dinehart also swam a time trial in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:39.31, off her seed time of 2:38.00.

On Thursday, Dinehart will swim the 200-yard individual medley at 9:49 a.m. She is also entered in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke.

SOFLO has five other swimmers competing in the four-day meet: Rafael Rodriguez, Lance Lesage, Mallory Schleicher, Gaby Banks and Miguel Sierra.

Other SOFLO time trial results: Lance Lesage, 59.78 100-meter backstroke; 2:09.50, 200-meter backstroke; Rafael Rodriguez, 57.84, 100-meter butterfly; 2:09.42, 200-meter butterfly.

The meet started Wednesday with timed finals relay competition. Carmel won both the boys 4×50-yard medley relay and 4×200-yard freestyle relay in a meet record 6:23.21. The previous mark was 6:23.97. Dynamo won the girls 4×50-yard medley relay and SwimMAC won the girls 4×200-yard freestyle relay.

Pine Crest Swimming was 16th in the 4×50-yard medley relay in 1:32.64 with Raphael Santos, Joshua Harris, Will Taner and Jimmy Hart.

In addition to SOFLO, Pine Crest Swimming, East Coast Aquatic Club and Flood Aquatics are the only other Florida Gold Coast teams competing.

The East field features swimmers from SwimMAC Carolina, Marlins of Raleigh, Carmel, Mason Manta Rays, Swim Atlanta, Dynamo, Sarasota and Bolles.

The short course yards meet is one of two winter junior championship meets that divide the country along the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan.

The west junior championships are being held at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

Prelims of the meet are being held in two pools for the boys and girls. The finals are being staged in one pool. The meet is being webcast on usaswimming.org at 9 a.m. for prelims and 5 p.m. finals.

WEDNESDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 186, 2. Dynamo 136, 3. SwimAtlanta 132, 4. Carmel 126, 5. Lakeside 100, 6. Mason Manta Rays 92, 7. Mecklenburg 72, 8. Club Wolverine 66, 9. Bolles 28.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 98, 2. Carmel 80, 3. Swim Atlanta, Upper Dublin, Mason Manta Rays 58, 11. Bolles 18, 18. Pine Crest Swimming 2.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Dynamo 90, 2. SwimMAC 88, 3. SwimAtlanta 74, 4. Club Wolverine 60, 5. Lakeside 54, 2. Bolles 20.

GIRLS

4×50-yard medley relay:
1. Dynamo 1:39.51 (Rye Ulett, Alicia Henry, Tristen Ulett, Peyton Curry), 2. Cardinal Aquatics 1:40.17, 3. SwimMAC 1:40.60.

4×200-yard freestyle relay:
1. SwimMac 7:12.97 (Elizabeth Sowards, Kiley Wilhelm, Morgan Razewski, Kensley Merritt), 2. Dynamo 7:14.20, 3. Club Wolverine 7:156.37.

BOYS

4×50-yard medley relay:
1. Carmel 1:28.66 (Wyatt Davis, Ryan Malicki, Griffin Hadley, Jake Mitchell), 2. SwimMAC 1:29.70, 3. Spartan Aquatic Club 1:30.00, 16. Pine Crest Swimming 1:32.64 (Raphael Santos, Joshua Hanks, Will Taner, Jimmy Hart).

4×200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Carmel 6:23.21 (Wyatt Davis, Gus Rothrock, Griffin Hadley, Jake Mitchell), 2. SwimMAC 6:25.50, 3. SwimAtlanta 6:27.89.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Ring In Holidays At Sunrise Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, December 11, 2019—Before holiday celebrations begin, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will compete Friday through Sunday at the Sunrise Holiday Champs at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

SOFLO heads a field of mostly Florida Gold Coast teams with 44 swimmers (27 boys and 17 girls) in 215 individual events and 10 relay events.

Among SOFLO’s contingent are Jordan Evans, 8; Juan Vallmitjana, 10; Sophia Avila, 11; Alan Bertea, 15; Daniel Chaussky, 9; Hashan Ekanayake, 13; Marvan Ekanayake, 13; Amanda Grubbs, 11; Luca Hincapie, 13; Mason Jimenez, 11; Matthew Jimenez, 11; Noah Mejias, 8; Ethan McPeek, 13; and Cherill Royalty, 8.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs

WHEN: Friday-Sunday

SCHEDULE: Friday, timed finals, 5 p.m.; Saturday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

WHERE: Sunrise Civic Center Pool, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

ADMISSION: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are free and available at sunriseswimming.com or on Meet Mobile ap. Copies will be posted around the deck. For information call Alec Wathen at the Sunrise Swimming Office 954-747-4635.

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

SOFLO Heads Field For 29th Speedo Winter Championships In Plantation


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 10, 2019—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club heads a field of more than 50 teams for the 29th annual Speedo Winter Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

It is one of three meets SOFLO swimmers are competing in this week. The others are the Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East in Atlanta and Sunrise Holiday Championships.

Last year at Speedo Winter Champs, SOFLO won the combined team title for the first time since 2014. SOFLO won with a team record 1,612.5 points. Then defending champion Pine Crest was second with 1,291 and St. Andrew’s Aquatics third with 1,057.

SOFLO won the boys team title with 873.5 points. Pine Crest was second with 478 and St. Andrew’s third with 437.

Pine Crest defended its title in the women’s competition, winning the team title with 812.5 points. SOFLO was runner-up with 739 and St. Andrew’s third with 620.

The four-day meet, one of the oldest in the state, begins Thursday with timed finals at 4:30 p.m. The remainder of the meet will be prelims and finals and ends on Sunday.

SOFLO has entered 91 swimmers in 507 individual events and 48 relays in 28 relay events.

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson, 31, four-time Jamaican Olympian and world short course record holder, will compete in the 100-yard freestyle, 50-yard butterfly, 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard individual medley.

Among SOFLO’s other top seeds are:

Mariana Pinto, 12, 500-yard freestyle, 5:21.59.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 200-yard freestyle, 2:12.93.

Madeline Smutny, 14, 200-yard butterfly, 2:05.02.

Ryan Harries, 10, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:22.33.

Connor Jimenez, 10, 50-yard backstroke, 33.37.

Among other SOFLO swimmers entered are Sarah Acevedo, Michael Arias, Gaby Banks, Dominic Bono, Elena Dinehart, Fiorella Di Salvo, Molly Golding, John Paul Handal, Philopatier Ibrahim, Paige Lane, Sebastian Lares, Sara Quintero, Nicolas Rossi and Robert Wilson.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams will be represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics.

International and out-of-state teams repesented are Swim Atlanta, Gael Aquatic Club of Iona, Makoz Aquatic Racers, Portoviejo Swimming Team, Tornadoes Swim Club, Westchester Aquatic Club and Warwick Academy.

The meet marks the return of former top Florida Gold Coast swimmer Nicholas Kjaerulff, 14, now with Swim Atlanta. He is seeded first in the 1,650-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle, 400-yard individual medley and 200-yard freestyle, third in the 200 backstroke and 100 freestyle and fifth in the 100 butterfly,

The meet is hosted by the City of Plantation and Plantation Swim Team.

IF YOU GO

What: 29th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Thursday-Sunday

Schedule: Thursday, timed finals, 4:30 p.m.-7:28 p.m.; Friday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 4:30 p.m.-6:38 p.m., finals; Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 4:30 p.m.-7:10 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 4:30 p.m.-6:56 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile phone ap. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking is free. For information call 954-452-2525.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.

http://www.swim4soflo.com