SOFLO Swimmers End Year With Holiday Champs

By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, December 16, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club will end 2021 with the Holiday Champs, the final Florida Gold Coast meet of the season, at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

SOFLO heads the field with 62 swimmers (35 boys and 27 girls) in 306 individual events and 12 relays.

The Florida Gold Coast meet begins Friday with timed finals in the 500-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley at 5 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday prelims are 9 a.m. and finals are 5 p.m.

Age group breakdown is 7-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-and-over. The meet is for swimmers who achieved a “B” time standard in at least one event.

SOFLO’s top seeds are:
Boys’ 7-and-over 200-yard medley relay, 2:31.92.
Boys’ 7-and-over 200-yard freestyle relay, 2:10.59.
Toma Petkov, 9, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:34.16.
Tristan Dons, 13, 50-yard backstroke, 27.28; 200-yard backstroke 2:13.38.

In addition to SOFLO, other teams competing are Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Florida Keys, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Rockwood, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, TS Aquatics, Turks & Caicos Aquatic Club and host Sunrise Swimming.

Meet organizers will be running a closed deck. Parents may sit on the south side of the pool by the bleachers. Parents are allowed to bring chairs. Swimmers will be on the north and west side of the pool.

Admission is $5 per person, cash only. Heat sheets are free and available at or on Meet Mobile.

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