Rain Or Shine, SOFLO Swimmers Ready For TYR SOFLO Open This Weekend

By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, January 23, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club will host its first big meet of the season Saturday and Sunday.

The TYR SOFLO Open will be held at FIU Aquatic Center at Florida International University’s North Campus.

SOFLO has the largest team with 128 swimmers (69 boys and 59 girls).

SOFLO dominates the top seeds including Olivia Dinehart, 15, Elena Dinehart, 15, Miguel Sierra, 16, Rafael Rodriguez, 18, Sarah Acevedo, 16, Paige Lane, 17, Robert Wilson, 17, Fiorella Di Salvo, 12, and several relays.

Among teams competing in the Florida Gold Coast meet are Metro Aquatics, Hialeah, Ransom Everglades, Southern Wahoos, Cooper City, SwimFast and City of Miami.

TYR is title sponsor and outfitters for the SOFLO Sharks. Founded in Huntington Beach, Calif. by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints.

Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.

With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. TYR is involved in technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embraces lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, the company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water.


What: TYR SOFLO Open

When: Saturday, Session 1, 8:30 a.m.-12:34 p.m.; Session 2, 1:30-5:47 p.m.; Sunday, Session 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:07 p.m., Session 4, 1-4:57 p.m.

Where: FIU Aquatic Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, NE 151st Street, Miami

Of note: The meet is hosted by SOFLO, Comets Swim Team and Golden Panther Aquatics…admission is $5…heat sheets are free and may be found on Meet Mobile or at http://www.soflomeets.info/open…for questions call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com