SOFLO Swimmers End Year On Successful Note At Holiday Invitational 10&Under Championship; Jemma Baldwin, Ethan Hall Lead Team


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, December 19, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club’s swimmers ended the year on a good note in the Friends Holiday Invitational 10&Under Championship Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO girls, led by Jemma Baldwin’s five wins, swept every girls’ individual event and won the 8-and-under freestyle relay.

SOFLO boys, led by Ethan Hall, winner of four individual events, won all but three individual events (won by Cooper City Cyclones’ Guy Soto) and 100-yard freestyle relay.

Baldwin, 10, enjoyed her best meet of the season with five lifetime-best times. She won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:15.37; 50-yard butterfly in 33.49; 50-yard backstroke in 35.53; 100-yard freestyle in 1:07.21 and 50-yard freestyle in 29.64.

Baldwin won the 10-and-under girls’ high point with 35 points.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 8, was a triple winner and was a member of the winning 8-and-under mixed 100-yard freestyle relay. She won the girls’ 25-yard butterfly in 19.63, 25-yard backstroke in 21.01 and 25-yard freestyle in 16.98, all best times.

Other girls’ winners were Ellie Phan, 5, in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 31.33 and Gianna Martin, 9, in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 39.02.

Hall, 10, won the 50-yard backstroke in 35.67; 100-yard freestyle in 1:05.24; and 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 40.79; and 50-yard freestyle in a best time 29.27. He was also second in the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 33.10. He was also a member of the winning 100-yard freestyle relay.

Hall won boys’ 10-and-under high point with 33 points.

SOFLO teammate Noah Mejias, 10, was a double winner in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:17.56 and 50-yard butterfly in 32.40, also a best time.

SOFLO’s other winner was Leonardo Zuluaga, 8, in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 24.93.

Eighty percent of SOFLO swimmers had at least one lifetime-best time.

SOFLO swept the combined, girls and boys team titles after the conclusion of the older swimmers’ invitational Saturday night.

The two-day meet featured four teams: Boca Raton Swim Team, Miami Swimming, Cyclones Swim Team and host SOFLO.

It was SOFLO’s third and final meet of December following the Florida Virtual Championship and 30th Speedo Winter Championships. The meets have given every level of SOFLO swimmers an opportunity to compete in a safe environment.

As meet host, SOFLO and Comets Swim Team Booster Club took enhanced health and safety measures for swimmers, coaches, officials and volunteer timers. No spectators were allowed to attend, adhering to strict COVID-19 guidelines. The meet streaming can be found on YouTube and Facebook.

10&Under Championship Results
GIRLS

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 1:15.37, time drop, 2. Olivia Wilson, SOFLO 1:17.52, time drop, 3. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 1:21.22, time drop, 4. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO, time drop 1:21.58.

25-yard butterfly: 8-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 19.63, time drop, 2. Amber Connor, SOFLO 29.66, 3. Elyse Myers, MS 30.72, 4. Tessa George, MS 36.95.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 33.49, time drop, 2. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 35.76, time drop, 3. Olivia Wilson, SOFLO 36.69, time drop, 4. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 43.35.

25-yard backstroke: 8-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 21.01, time drop, 2. Elyse Myers, MS 27.37, 3. Ellie Phan, SOFLO 31.05, 4. Emma Cosio, MS 33.63.

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 36.53, time drop, 2. Aubrey Moen, CCPR 39.11, 3. Marlena Groves, SOFLO 46.69, time drop, 4. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 48.77.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 1:07.21, time drop, 2. Olivia Wilson, SOFLO 1:09.59, time drop, 3. Aubrey Moen, CCPR 1:11.27, 4. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:11.81, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke: 8-and-under, 1. Ellie Phan, SOFLO 31.33, time drop, 2. Amber Connor, SOFLO 31.91, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 39.02, time drop, 2. Olivia Wilson, SOFLO 42.32, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 44.05, time drop, 4. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 44.44.

25-yard freestyle: 8-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 16.98, time drop, 2. Elyse Myers, MS 22.54, 3. Ellie Phan, SOFLO 25.70, 4. Emma Cosio, MS 30.03.

50-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 29.64, time drop, 2. Olivia Wilson, SOFLO 32.07, 3. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 33.31, 4. Aubrey Moen, CCPR 33.39

100-yard freestyle relay: 9-10, 1. SOFLO B 1:16.24.

BOYS
100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:17.56, time drop, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 1:22.65, time drop, 3. Lance Bergeron-Menard, SOFLO 1:24.94, 4. Atharv Agashe, SOFLO 1:26.90, time drop.

25-yard butterfly: 8-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CCPR 19.89, 2. Constantine Lazarou, CCPR 21.51, 3. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 24.90, time drop.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 32.40, time drop, 2. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 33.10, time drop, 3. Gabriel Soto, CCPR 36.85, 4. Lance Bergeron-Menard, SOFLO 36.92.

25-yard backstroke: 8-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CCPR 19.39, 2. Leonard Zuluaga, SOFLO 23.94, time drop, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CCPR 25.13, 4. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 25.66.

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 35.67, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 39.32, 3. Atharv Agashe, SOFLO 40.32, time drop, 4. Lance Bergeron-Menard, SOFLO 43.20, time drop.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 1:05.24, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:10.24, 3. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 1:12.87, time drop, 4. Atharv Agashe, SOFLO 1:13.89, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke: 8-and-under, 1. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 24.93, time drop, 2. Guy Soto, CCPR 25.07, time drop, 3. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 32.25, time drop, 4. Lucas De Angulo, MS 33.02.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 40.79, time drop, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 42.67, time drop, 3. Jacob Lee, SOFLO 47.07, time drop, 4. Atharv Agashe, SOFLO 47.94, time drop.

25-yard freestyle: 8-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CCPR 17.03, 2. Constantine Lazarou, CCPR 19.04, 3. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 19.67, time drop, 4. Lucas De Angulo, MS 24.42.

50-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 29.27, time drop, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 32.83, time drop, 3. Gabriel Soto, CCPR 33.34, 4. Lance Bergeron-Menard, SOFLO 33.80.

100-yard freestyle relay: 9-10, 1. SOFLO A 1:00.23, 2. SOFLO B 1:07.44, 3. SOFLO C 1:14.56, 4. SOFLO D 1:21.90.

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

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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