SOFLO Headed To Sunrise Sizzler This Weekend

By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, January 17, 2020—It’s Show Time for South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers.

Nine swimmers (five boys and four goals) will compete in 36 individual events and two relays Saturday in the Sunrise 8-and-under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center. The meet begins 10:30 a.m.

The meet is so much fun and social for young swimmers. Coaches get to watch their swimmers progress while fine tuning starts, strokes and pace.

Swimmers entered are Gabriela Ekht, 8; Luis Escobar, 7; Jordan Evans, 8; David Gonzalez, 8; Christie Lumsden, 7; Matthew Ortiz, 8; Toma Petkov, 7; Hayeon Song, 8; and Cabrera Suarez, 8.

The meet is open to all current USA swimming registered athletes and foreign athletes with proper travel credentials who have been invited by USA Swimming who are age 8 and under.

Any swimmer entered in the meet must be certified by a USA Swimming member coach as being proficient in performing a racing start or must start each race from within the water.


What: Sunrise Swimming 8-and-Under Sizzler.

When: Saturday, warm-up 10 a.m., meet starts 10:30 p.m.

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

How to get there: From the east, take Oakland Park Blvd. to just west of Nob Hill Rd. Turn left after Safety Complex. From the south, take Nob Hill north to Oakland Park Blvd. Turn left on Oakland Park, and left again after the Safety Complex.

Of note: Admission is $3 and heat sheets are $2, cash only. Concession stand will be available. For questions or more information call Christi Wathen 954-747-4635.

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