SOFLO Heads Field For FGC Short Course BB South Championships

By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, February 24, 2022—The championship season continues for South Florida Aquatic Club with the Florida Gold Coast Short Course BB South Championships.

The three-day meet, hosted by SOFLO and Comets Swim Team Booster Club, begins Friday at Academic Village Pool at 6 p.m. with the 500-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley events.

The meet continues on Saturday and Sunday with boys and girls morning prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. The 1,650-yard freestyle is Sunday at 4 p.m. between sessions.

Host SOFLO has the largest team entered with 79 swimmers (42 boys and 37 girls) in 346 individual events.

Among SOFLO top seeds are: Toma Petkov, 9; Saree Young, 12; Eric Ferrer, 11; Tania Mantilla, 14; Jose Rincon, 13; Maria Catalasan, 15; Joan Valdiviezo, 10; Tristan Dons, 13; Sofia Hernandez, 16; Amelie Bicerne, 14; Genesis Escobar, 14; Daniela Barreto, 18; Leo Shee, 13; Zachary Snigur, 10; Sofia Gomez, 12; Marvan Ekanayake, 15; Valentina Remmele, 10; and Dahlia Hirsh, 15.

The BB North Championships are being hosted by Lake Lytal Lightning in West Palm Beach.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams competing at Lake Lytal and Academic Village Pool are: Azura, Boca Raton Swim Team, Coral Springs Swim Club, Delray Stingers, Eagle Aquatics, FAST, Florida Keys, Gulliver, Heritage Aquatics, Hurricane Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Lake Lytal Lightning, Martin County Swimming, Metro Aquatics, Miami Country Day, Midtown Weston, North Palm Beach, PAQ, Pine Crest, Plantation Swim Team, Pompano Beach Piranhas, Ransom Everglades, St. Andrew’s Aquatics, Shelton Doral, Sunrise Swimming, Swim Fort Lauderdale, TS Aquatics, Tsunami Swim Team, Wahoos of Wellington and Westminster Academy.

Sharon Robb can be reached at

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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