South Florida Aquatic Club Captures 30th Speedo Winter Championships; SOFLO Swimmers Dominate


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, December 13, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club swept the combined and boys titles in the 30th annual Speedo Winter Championships Sunday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO, the most dominant team in the four-day meet, won the combined team title with 748 points. Metro Aquatics was runner-up with 676 and Midtown Weston Aquatics was third with 476.5 points.

Defending champion SOFLO repeated as boys champion with 433 points. Metro Aquatics was second with 365 and Wahoos of Wellington was third with 218.

Midtown Weston Aquatics, led all four days to win the girls team title with 394 points. SOFLO was runner-up with 315 and Metro Aquatics was third with 311.

“The atmosphere definitely was great,” SOFLO age group coach Isidro (Issy) Planell said. “Everyone was going out there doing what they had to do. They didn’t have to be reminded. They were having fun with it.

“They were really dialed in when it came to talks before their swims,” Planell said. “They were wide-eyed and you could tell they were excited about everything. There was a real sense of reward when a lot of them hit their times.”

SOFLO, the largest team, had 65 swimmers in 315 individual events and 24 relay events. It was SOFLO’s biggest win of the season.

Pilar Duranti, 12, was SOFLO’s first individual winner of the day in the 12-and-under 200-yard freestyle in a lifetime-best 2:08.75, dropping 2.86 from her previous best of 2:11.61. Duranti finished with 17 points in high point.

Javier Colmenares, 14, was SOFLO’s first boys’ individual winner of the evening in the 13-14 100-yard breaststroke in a lifetime-best and team record 59.14, shaving 2.87 off his previous best of 1:02.01. It was the first time he broke 1 minute in the event and was the only swimmer to break a minute in the boys’ field. It was his fourth individual win of the meet. Earlier in the day, Colmenares was a member of his third winning relay.

Colmenares picked up his fifth individual win in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 55.27, dropping 2.90 off his previous best of 58.17. He first lowered his previous best in morning prelims in 55.83. Colmenares won high point with 52 points, edging out Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics with 51.

Alex Golding, 16, won his third event of the meet in the 15-18 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:01.40, shaving 3.50 off his previous best of 1:04.90. He first bettered his best time in morning prelims in 1:02.98 to earn the top seed and came back faster at night. Golding finished second in high point with 32 points, just two points behind Jason Bonasera of Coral Springs Swim Club.

Adrian Hernandez, 15, won the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 56.23, tying Jason Bonasera, 17, of Coral Springs Swim Club, also in 56.23, to end the meet. SOFLO teammate Aldo Zepeda, 17, was third in 56.43. Hernandez finished with 13 points.

SOFLO’s 13-14 boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay won in 3:30.82 with Alexander Miller, Derek Hau, Hashan Ekanayake and Javier Colmenares.

Julianne McCranie, 14, was second in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:00.37 and third in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.57. McCranie totaled 34 points.

SOFLO’s Lydia Smutny was third in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:26.85, dropping 5.24 off her previous best of 2:32.09. Smutny had six points.

SOFLO’s girls 400 freestyle relay was third in 3:52.10 with Julianne McCranie, Gabriella Deluna, Izzy Wilson and Gabriela Avila.

Strict COVID-19 protocols and social distancing were observed including mandatory mask wearing. No spectators were allowed on pool deck.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 748, 2. Metro Aquatics 676, 3. Midtown Weston 476.5, 4. Jupiter Dragons 449.5, 5. Wahoos of Wellington 361, 6. St. Andrew’s 339, 7. Eagle Aquatics 242, 8. Coral Springs Swim Club 235, 9. Gulliver 222, 10. Plantation 188.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Midtown Weston 394, 2. SOFLO 315, 3. Metro Aquatics 311, 4. Jupiter Dragons 273, 5. St. Andrew’s 195, 6. Gulliver 151, 7. Coral Springs Swim Club 146, 8. Wahoos of Wellington 143, 9. Eagle Aquatics 137, 10. North Palm Beach 77.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 433, 2. Metro Aquatics 365, 3. Wahoos of Wellington 218, 4. Jupiter Dragons 176.5, 5. Plantation 157, 6. St. Andrew’s 144, 7. Heritage Aquatics 133, 8. Ransom Everglades 110, 9. Eagle Aquatics 105, 10. tie, Coral Springs Swim Club, Pompano Beach 89.

AGE GROUP TEAM TOTALS:
12&under GIRLS: 1. Metro Aquatics 198, 2. Wahoos of Wellington 108, 3. St. Andrew’s 92, 5. SOFLO 87.
12&under BOYS: 1. Jupiter 148.50, 2. Wahoos of Wellington 133, 3. SOFLO 107.
13-14 GIRLS: 1. Gulliver 147, 2. Jupiter Dragons 132, 3. SOFLO 123.
13-14 BOYS: 1. Metro Aquatics 163, 2. SOFLO 162, 3. Heritage Aquatics 128.
15-18 GIRLS: 1. Midtown Weson 263, 2. Coral Springs Swim Club 113, 3. SOFLO 105.
15-18 BOYS: 1. SOFLO 164, 2. Metro Aquatics 116, 3. Plantation 94.


GIRLS
400-yard free relay:
12-and-under: 1. Metro Aquatics 3:52.04 (Isabel Viera, Carolina Seoane, Andrea Viera, Sofia Jorge), 2. Wahoos of Wellington 3:58.86, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:59.03, 5. SOFLO A 4:04.66 (Pilar Duranti, Sarah Vasquez, Elise Dinehart, Sogia Lugo).
13-14: 1. Jupiter Dragons 3:45.39 (Emma Herrera, Alyssa Bozzuto, Niamh Dowling, Lily Amersi), 2. Gulliver 3:47.18, 3. SOFLO A 3:52.10 (Julianne McCranie, Gabriella Deluna, Izzy Wilson, Gabriela Avila).
15-18: 1. Midtown Weston 3:35.75, 2. Coral Springs 3:44.84, 3. Metro Aquatics 3:45.58, 5. SOFLO A 3:49.58 (Sally Golding, Jennamarie Brames, Alexis Christensen, Ana Frable).

200-yard butterfly:
12-and-under: 1. Galzano, EA 2:19.85, 2. Natalie Dufflocq, NPB 2:25.83, 3. Lydia Smutny, SOFLO 2:26.85, time drop.
13-14: 1. Emily Thompson, GSCY 2:01.90, 2. Emma Herrera, JDST 2:10.05, 3. Casey Perez, BMHG 2:11.16.
15-18: 1. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 2:11.98, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:15.14, 3. Natalie Gembicki, AJSC 2:15.18; SOFLO: 4. Sally Golding 2:16.00.

100-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under: 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 1:09.39, 2. Natalie Daum, STAR 1:11.02, 3. Tessa Broedell, JDST 1:11.44; SOFLO: 5. Elise Dinehart 1:13.58, time drop.
13-14: 1. Reese Andres, SAS 1:06.18, 2. Alyssa Bozzuto, JDST 1:07.35, 3. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 1:09.16.
15-18: 1. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 1:09.29, 2. Leslie Dame, CANE 1:10.78, 3. Adriana Goodwin, MWA 1:12.21.

200-yard freestyle:
12-and-under: 1. Pilar Duranti, SOFLO 2:08.75, time drop, 2. Natalie Dufflocq 2:09.21, 3. Alexandria Cogle, JDST 2:09.42; SOFLO: 7. Amanda Grubbs 2:10.15, time drop, 11. Sarah Vasquez 2:12.14, time drop, 12. Alexandra Strong 2:13.84, time drop, 13. Sofia Lugo 2:14.48.
13-14: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:48.53, 2. Emma Herrera, JDST 1:57.11, 3. Leorah Rotchin, WOW 1:57.75; SOFLO: 7. Izzy Wilson 2:03.74.
15-18: 1. Anelis Roque, MAC 1:55.2, 2. Riley Macvane, NPB 1:55.45, 3. Chloe Gonzalez, RANS 1:57.88.

100-yard individual medley:
12-and-under: 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:00.82, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 1:02.83, 3. Natalie Daum, STAR 1:03.42.
13-14: 1. Alyssa Bozzuto, JDST 59.88, 2. Julianne McCranie, SOFLO 1:00.37, 3. Sidney Anton, Unattached 1:02.44.
15-18: 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 1:02.28, 2. Katelyn Cabral, PAQ 1:02.33, 3. Riley Macvane, NPB 1:03.22; SOFLO: 5. Jennamarie Brames 1:03.94, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
12-and-under: 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:02.65, 2. Maria Perez, MWA 1:02.87, 3. Taylor Johannsen, DSA 1:03.32.
13-14: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 52.92, 2. Emily Thompson, GSCY 55.50, 3. Julianne McCranie, SOFLO 59.57; SOFLO: 6. Gabriella Deluna 1:03.08.
15-18: 1. Kaitlyn Bonasera, CSSC 1:03.06, 2. Jemma Kelly, MWA 1:03.07, 3. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 1:03.50; SOFLO: 4. Alexis Christensen 1:04.51, time drop, 8. Sofia Osorio 1:06.13.

BOYS
400-yard free relay:
12-and-under: 1. Wahoos of Wellington 3:49.21 (Andreas Dasilva, Julian Granison, Kai Hall, Dillon Metz), 2. Jupiter Dragons 3:52.76, 3. St. Andrew’s 4:01.70, 4. SOFLO A 4:03.16 (Abraham Penaloza, Connor Jimenez, Mason Jimenez, Juan Vallmitjana).
13-14: 1. SOFLO A 3:30.82 (Alexander Miller, Derek Hau, Hashan Ekanayake, Javier Colmenares), 2. Heritage Aquatic Team 3:31.46, 3. Metro Aquatics 3:31.79.
15-18: 1. Plantation Swim Team 3:13.57 (Renato Herran, Jose Robles, Jackson Wampler, Alex Marrero), 2. Wahoos of Wellington 3:13.58, 3. Metro Aquatics 3:18.36, 5. SOFLO A 3:23.17 (Alex Golding, Anthony Robaina, Yannai Michael, Zackary Harris).

200-yard butterfly:
12-and-under: 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 2:12.45, 2. Dillon Metz, WOW 2:17.38, 3. Bruno Sinchi, Unattached 2:19.38; SOFLO: 4. Juan Vallmitjana 2:19.49, time drop.
13-14: 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:56.85, 2. Marcus Szabo, PB 2:01.72, 3. Alessandro Pereira, Unattached 2:01.96; SOFLO: 5. Oliver Tejada 2:07.31, time drop, 7. Nicholas Pelaez 2:11.07, time drop.
15-18: 1. Santiago Gomez, Unattached 1:56.19, 2. Nicolas Munoz, MWA 2:00.18, 3. Juan Abella, MAC 2:01.00; SOFLO: 7. Juancamilo Rivero 2:04.02, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under: 1. Gabriel Navarro, MCDA 1:10.08, 2. Christopher De Angulo, MS 1:12.11, 3. Riley Carbonell, MAC 1:13.71; SOFLO: 5. Abraham Penaloza 1:14.20, time drop, 6. Leo Shee 1:15.26.
13-14: 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 59.14, time drop, 2. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:00.11, 3. Evan Wilson, MCDA 1:01.39; SOFLO: 8. Alexander Miller 1:05.60.
15-18: 1. Alex Golding, SOFLO 1:01.40, time drop, 2. MarcoAurelio Lopez-Casula, EA 1:02.39, 3. Renato Herran, PST 1:02.77; SOFLO: 7. Alan Bertea 1:05.03, 8. Zackary Harris 1:05.58, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
12-and-under: 1. Alexander Nelson, NPB 2:14.75, 2. Oliver Cannings, Alpher SC 2:17.14, 3. Cesar Sanchez, PST 2:18.64.
13-14: 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:42.93, 2. Tomas Fermin, RANS 1:49.56, 3. Gabriel Tortola, Unattached 1:52.21; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 1:54.45, time drop.
15-18: 1. Luca Lesentier, EA 1:45.13, 2. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 1:46.02, 3. Alex Marquez, PB 1:46.08; SOFLO: 4. Alex Golding 1:47.07, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
12-and-under: 1. Michael Fabry, JDST 1:02.83, 2. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 1:02.97, 3. C;atyon Pinera, JDST 1:07.28.
13-14: 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 55.27, time drop, 2. George Gonzalez, MAC 56.61, 3. Giulian Martin, CANE 56.75; SOFLO: 8. Alexander Miller 59.96.
15-18: 1. Philip Moldovanu, WOW 54.95, 2. Alex Marrero, PST 55.66, 3. Roberto Valdes, AJSC 55.71; SOFLO: 8. Manuel Melendez 57.30.

100-yard backstroke:
12-and-under: 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, Unattached 1:00.38, 2. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 1:02.43, 3. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 1:03.05.
13-14: 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 52.49, 2. Landon Kyser, HAT 54.29, 3. Marcus Szabo, PB 56.27; SOFLO: 8. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 59.13, time drop.
15-18: 1. tie, Jason Bonasera, CSSC 56.23 and Adrian Hernandez, SOFLO 56.23, 3. Aldo Zepeda, SOFLO 56.43, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Austin Nelson 57.77, 8. Nathaniel Garrick 58.28.

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