St. Thomas Aquinas Sweeps Cypress Bay In BCAA Season-Opener; SOFLO’s Ana Villamil, Stephen Kim Double Winners


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, August 31, 2022—St. Thomas Aquinas girls and boys teams won their BCAA season-opener Tuesday night at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The Raiders swept the Cypress Bay Lightning. The boys won, 117-53 and the girls squeaked by, 89-87.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Ana Villamil was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley (2:14.91) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.50).

The Raiders had three other girls double winners.

Mariana Cote won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.02 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:22.28.

Ana Lutz won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.32 and 100-yard freestyle in 56.01.

Julianne McCranie won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.22 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.35.

Cypress Bay won the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

SOFLO’s Stephen Kim, 16, of Cypress Bay, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.51 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.94.

The Raider won two boys relays in the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay and had two other double winners.

Alex Mansur won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.13 and 100-yard freestyle in 48.81.

Gabriel Tortola won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.44 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:02.38.

GIRLS
St. Thomas Aquinas 89, Cypress Bay 87

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:52.47, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:52.94, 3. St. Thomas B 2:00.64.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mariana Cote, CB 2:00.02, 2. Samira Zambrano, CB 2:02.82, 3. Sarah Vazquez, STA 2:06.52.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Ana Villamil, CB 2:14.91, 2. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:16.53, 3. Mariann Catalasan, STA 2:25.03.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Ana Lutz, STA 25.32, 2. Valentina Valecilles, CB 25.65, 3. Natalia Ortiz, CB 26.03.

1-meter diving: 1. Lindsay Ruoff, STA 187.65.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Julianne McCranie, STA 58.22, 2. Lena Lajko, STA 1:00.38, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, CB 1:00.96.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Ana Lutz, STA 56.01, 2. Mia Gelin, STA 57.50, 3. Natalia Ortiz, CB 57.84.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mariana Cote, CB 5:22.28, 2. Sarah Vazquez, STA 5:28.96, 3. Samira Zambrano, CB 5:32.07.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:44.70, 2. Cypress Bay 1:45.31, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas B 1:55.22.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Julianne McCranie, STA 1:00.35, 2. Nicol Bellardi, CB 1:02.65, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, CB 1:04.14.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ana Villamil, CB 1:08.50, 2. Mariann Catalasan, STA 1:14.94, 3. Sara Mendoza, CB 1:15.65.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 3:45.27, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas A 3:48.01, 3. Cypress Bay B 3:58.78.

BOYS
St. Thomas Aquinas 117, Cypress Bay 53

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:47.75, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas B 1:51.44, 3. Cypress Bay 1:54.53.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alex Mansur, STA 1:48.13, 2. Matthew Tan, STA 1:58.97, 3. Gabriel Landron, STA 1:59.51.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Stephen Kim, CB 2:05.94, 2. Jonas Santos, STA 2:12.13, 3. Giovanni Gianfriddo, STA 2:16.58.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Samuel Collingwood, STA 21.81, 2. Juan Orjuela, STA 23.82, 3. Aiden Park, CB 24.59.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Gabriel Tortola, STA 55.44, 2. Juan Orjuela, STA 56.52, 3. Mateo Shearer, STA 57.66.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Alex Mansur, STA 48.81, 2. Samuel Collingwood, STA 49.20, 3. Diego Villalonga, CB 53.70.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Gabriela Tortola, STA 5:02.38, 2. Rafael Landron, STA 5:19.26, 3. Giovanni Gianfriddo, STA 5:25.69.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:37.16, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:37.28, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas B 1:41.26.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mateo Shearer, STA 58.27, 2. Matthew Tan, STA 59.81, 3. Alejandro Osorio, STA 1:04.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Stephen Kim, CB 1:05.51, 2. Diego Villalonga, CB 1:06.58, 3. Rafael Landron, STA 1:08.15.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 3:28.52, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas B 3:45.25, 3. Cypress Bay A 3:48.57.

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

TYR JULY GIRL SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Lydia Smutny


By Sharon Robb
MIAMI, August 30, 2022–Swimming is definitely a family affair for Lydia Smutny.

It’s been that way since her parents were competitive swimmers in high school and college and her father, Steven, competed at the 1984 Olympic trials and was an outstanding college swimmer at Temple University.

All six of the Smutny children followed in their parents’ footsteps in the sport. There is Matt, 27; Luke 24; Mary, 21, Lucy, 19, Maddie, 17; and Lydia, 14.

Is it any wonder Lydia has the advantage of being the youngest in the family, learning from her siblings’ swimming experiences, good and bad?

USA Swimming and veteran Florida Gold Coast official Steven Goldman once posted on his Facebook page: “Seems like every meet I go to there is a Smutny.”

And SOFLO Miami site head coach Lou Manganiello, with more than 40 years of coaching experience at every level of swimming, has been involved in all of their swimming careers, past and present. “Yes, I’ve coached them all,” he said.

Smutny, a freshman, is home schooled and will compete for Cutler Bay Senior High School’s swim team for the first time this season and hopes to make it to states. She recently moved up from the Makos with Coach Issy to the Great Whites group and now works with Coach Lou at the Miami site. She calls it a fun group and “competitive group where I get to race people that are around my speed.”

Smutny, who has never had a swim lesson, has been swimming for nine years.

“My entire family was in swimming so I just started swimming,” said Smutny, who would go to the pool when she was little to watch her siblings work out. “I watched them swim and saw how much fun it was. I always wanted to do swimming. I was very happy I started.”

Smutny, whose favorite stroke is the butterfly like the rest of her family, said she loves to compete.

“I am a very competitive person with a lot of siblings. We’re competitive but we’re also supportive of each other. We tease each other about the times at each other’s age, like when they were my age they would tell me what they did but they cheer me along. I did follow a lot of their footsteps for fly and strokes. They watch me and encourage me during practices and meets.

“It’s just a very enjoyable sport for me. It keeps me fit. I’ve made a lot of friends and it helps me with time management and motivation.”

A normal day for Smutny features two to three daily practice sessions. After early morning practice she has her school session, naps, goes to her high school pool for another practice and from there goes to her home club pool.

“I like club more because I have been there a lot longer and it’s year-round,” Smutny said. “I have a lot more friends there.”

At the 14-and-under Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics at Sailfish Splash Water Park in Stuart, Smutny turned in six lifetime best times: 100-meter butterfly, 1.76 and dropping below 1:10 for the first time; 100-meter freestyle, 0.67 drop; 400-meter freestyle, 6.66 drop; 200-meter freestyle, 6.94 drop; 200-meter butterfly, 8.07 drop and 400 IM.

“It was a very fun meet for me because a lot of my teammates were there and it was a big meet,” Smutny said. “I like long course and it’s fun to swim fast to me. I was surprised at my 200 fly and 400 IM. I dropped a good amount in prelims and even more in finals. That was my best long course JOs and the biggest meet I’ve been to yet.

“There are some meets where I put pressure on myself and I get nervous before but then I do good after,” she said. “Sometimes I work better under pressure.”

In addition to trying to make states this season, Smutny would like to get her Futures Cut and another sectional cut in addition to her 200 butterfly cut she got at JOs. A long range goal is swimming in college.

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack. Smutny joins SOFLO teammates Amber Connor (June), Eva Ortiz (May), Sally Golding (April), Natalie Gembicki (March), Sofia Lugo (February) and Valentina Remmele (January) as 2022 Swimmers of the Month.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. Among its female-sponsored athletes are 2020 Olympians Simone Manuel, Katie Ledecky, Lilly King, Annie Lazor, Ashley Twichell and other elite swimmers Melanie Margalis, Molly Hannis and Kelsi Dahlia.

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

Winkler Wins Second Relay Gold, Ties For Silver Sprint Medal; Podkoscielny Wins Second “B” Final; Team USA Sweeps Team Titles


By Sharon Robb
HONOLULU, Hawaii, August 28, 2022—Kaii Winkler of Team USA left a lasting impression at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships at Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

On the fourth and final day on Saturday, Winkler, 16, of Eagle Aquatics, won his second gold relay medal of the meet on the 4×100-meter medley relay. Winkler anchored the winning relay that finished in a Junior Pan Pac record 3:36.65 with teammates Daniel Diehl, Zhier Fan and Thomas Heilman just edging the Aussies who finished in 3:36.96. His 100 freestyle split was 49.18. He held off Aussie anchor Flynn Southam who turned in a 47.87 final split.

On Friday, Winkler swam anchor leg on the U.S. boys’ winning 4×100-meter freestyle relay that won in world junior record of 3:15.79. Winkler’s split was 48.95, second fastest on the relay. It was the only world junior record of the meet. Winkler also won the “B” final in the 100-meter butterfly in a best time 53.94.

Also on Saturday, Winkler tied U.S. teammate Diggory Dillingham in the 50-meter freestyle in 22.50 to win his first individual silver medal in a best time. Aussie Flynn Southam won in 22.36. Winkler swam back-to-back best times, 22.74 in prelims, bettering his previous time of 23.03, dropping 0.53 and dipping below 23 seconds for the first time.

U.S. teammate Julia Podkoscielny, 17, of Pine Crest Swimming, won her second “B” final of the meet in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:15.79, just off her best time of 2:15.08. She went 2:16.54 in prelims and came back to win the “B” final and finish ninth overall. She also won the 400 IM “B” final in 4:47.34.

Josh Zuchowski of FAST, two-time silver medalist, was second in the “B” final and tenth overall in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:02.88 after going 2:03.09 in prelims off his best time of 2:01.92. The Stanford-bound Zuchowski, 18, swept the 100 and 200 backstrokes for silver.

The talented trio represented the U.S. internationally for the first time and were among emerging stars from four Pan Pac charter nations (U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia) and other non-European teams New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and Singapore.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS: 1. USA 235, 2. Japan 171, 3. Australia 148, 4. Canada 112, 5. New Zealand 33, 6. Singapore 23, 7. Fiji 8.
BOYS: 1. USA 224, 2. Australia 171, 3. Japan 162.5, 4. Canada 102.5, 5. Singapore 39, 6. New Zealand 17, 7. Fiji 4.

GIRLS
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Michael Mattes, US 16:24.02, 2. Ruka Takezawa, JPN 16:25.19, 3. Tiana Kritzinger, AUS 16:26.63.
200-meter individual medley: 1. Mio Narita, JPN 2:11.22, 2. Ashley McMillan, CAN 2:13.31, 3. Gracie Weyant, US 2:14.36, 9. Julia Podkoscielny, US 2:15.79.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Milla Jansen, AUS 25.19, 2. Anna Moesh, USA 25.32, 3. Erin Gemmell, USA 25.46.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Kotomi Kato, JPN 2:26.55, 2. Yuri Matsumoto, JPN 2:27.46, 3. Piper Enge, USA 2:27.93, 4. Gracie Weyant, USA 2:32.21.

4×100-meter medley relay: 1. USA 4:02.14 (Maggie Wanezek, Piper Enge, Alex Shackell, Erin Gemmell), 2. Japan 4:04.01, 3. Australia 4:05.84.

BOYS
800-meter freestyle: 1. Joshua Staples, AUS 7:56.29, 2. Hiroyoshi Miyaki, JPN 7:57.64, 3. Alec Enyeart, US 8:02.92.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Maximus Williamson, USA 1:59.01, 2. Tomoyuki Matsushita, JPN 2:00.64, 3. William Petric, AUS 2:00.82, 10. Josh Zuchowski, USA 2:02.88.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Flynn Southam, AUS 22.36, 2. tie, Diggory Dillingham, USA and Kaii Winkler, USA 22.50.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Asahi Kawashima, JPN 2:11.81, 2. Yamato Okadome, JPN 2:12.19, 3. Nicholas Mahabir, SGP 2:12.50.

4×100-meter medley relay: 1. USA 3:36.65 (Daniel Diehl, Zhier Fan, Thomas Heilman, Kaii Winkler), 2. Australia 3:36.96, 3. Japan 3:40.35

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine In SOFLO/TYR Back To School Developmental Fall Season-Opening Meet


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, August 28, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got off to a great start to the fall season Saturday in the SOFLO/TYR Back To School Developmental Meet at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO’s Katie Petrucci, 7, led the 8-and-under girls with three individual wins in the 25-yard butterfly (22.48), 25-yard freestyle (18.08) and 100-yard individual medley (1:39.83), a time drop of 6.30 seconds.

Teammate Santiago Zuluaga, 7, led the 8-and-under boys also with three wins in the 25-yard backstroke (21.71), time drop of 0.29, 25-yard breaststroke (26.23) and 100-yard individual medley (1:50.79).

Haley Garcia, 15, came up big in the 15-16 races winning four races. She won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:24.02), 50-yard freestyle (31.50), time drop 0.32, 100-yard freestyle (1:09.11), time drop 0.06 and 100-yard individual medley (1:17.66), time drop 1.44.

Other multi-event winners with some impressive time drops were:
Mikhel Martin, 13, 100 butterfly 1:13.13, 100 freestyle 1:01.91.
Judith-Alison Natino, 16, 200 free relay 1:49.33, 100 butterfly 1:12.21, 100 backstroke 1:14.49, time drop 1.10.
Amber Connor, 10, 100 backstroke 1:27.97, 100 breaststroke, time drop 14.60, 50 freestyle 32.59, 2.65 time drop.
Gabriela Ekht, 10, 50 breaststroke, 45.70, time drop 2.27, 100-yard IM 1:33.96, time drop 7.69.
Maryella Baker, 12, 50 freestyle 30.05, 100 IM 1:18.54.
Paige Fleming, 10, 50 backstroke 39.56, 100 freestyle 1:20.33.
Ryan Harries, 13, 100 butterfly 1:06.39, time drop 4.04, 100 backstroke 1:08.00, time drop 4.01.
Rainier Leyva Riestra, 11, 50 backstroke 33.69, 100 breaststroke 1:25.60, time drop 0.03.
Matt McVeigh, 15, 100 backstroke 1:03.84, time drop 0.49, 100 freestyle 57.73, time drop 0.46.
Nicholas Veeser, 17, 100 breaststroke 1:12.78, 50 freestyle 27.28, 100 IM 1:07.44.
Justin Campos, 14, 50 freestyle 26.74, time drop 1.84, 100 freestyle 59.43, time drop 2.58.
Bruno Martins, 16, 200 free relay, 50 freestyle 26.58, time drop 0.60.

SOFLO led the five-team field with 152 swimmers (83 boys and 69 girls) in 464 individual and two relay events.

In addition to host SOFLO, other Florida Gold Coast teams that competed were Cyclones Swim Team, Metro Aquatic Club of Miami, SwimFast and Tsunami Swim Team.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

SATURDAY RESULTS
SESSION ONE
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly: 8-and-under, 1. Katie Petrucci, SOFLO 22.48, 2. Brooklyn Barry, SF 22.72, 3. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 23:21, time drop 3.51, 4. Anna Guerrero, SOFLO 26.09, time drop 8.51.

25-yard backstroke: 8-and-under, 1. Brooklyn Barry, SF 22.78, 2. Dalyah Bouti, SOFLO 23.78, 3. Story Wright, SF 24.87, 4. Anna Guerrero, SOFLO 26.05.

25-yard breaststroke: 8-and-under, 1. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 28.09, 2. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 29.15, time drop 1.56, 3. Story Wright, SF 29.17, 4. Anna Guerrero, SOFLO 30.59.

25-yard freestyle: 8-and-under, 1. Katie Petrucci, SOFLO 18.08, 2. Dalyah Bouti, SOFLO 19.22, time drop 0.94, 3. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 19.76, 4. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 21.60.

100-yard individual medley: 8-and-under, 1. Katie Petrucci, SOFLO 1:39.83, time drop 6.30, 2. Brooklyn Barry, SF 1:46.45, 3. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 2:08.17, 4. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 2:09.88.

Mixed 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle: 1. SOFLO A 1:16.01, 2. SOFLO B 1:31.30.

BOYS
25-yard butterfly: 8-and-under, 1. Francisco Miksovsky, MAC 22.17, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 24.00, time drop 4.93, 3. Gregory Miralles, SOFLO 25.61, 4. Tanner Abrahamson, CC 25.87.

25-yard backstroke: 8-and-under, 1. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 21.71, time drop 0.29, 2. Tanner Abrahamson, CC 24.52, 3. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 25.99, 4. Mateo Naranjo, SOFLO 26.20, time drop 1.93.

25-yard breaststroke: 8-and-under, 1. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 26.23, 2. Gregory Miralles, SOFLO 27.77, time drop 0.37, 3. Tanner Abrahamson, CC 30.65, 4. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 31.14, time drop 0.02.

25-yard freestyle: 8-and-under, 1. Francisco Miksovsky, MAC 18.31, 2. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 19.22, time drop 1.99, 3. Gregory Miralles, SOFLO 19.95, time drop 2.18, 4. Zachary Ogden, TSU 20.02.

100-yard individual medley: 1. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 1:50.79.

SESSION TWO
GIRLS

Mixed 9-18 200-yard free relay: 1. SOFLO A (Pablo Gomez, Judith-Alison Natino, Cali Harries, Bruno Martins) 1:49.33, 2. Cyclones 1:59.73, 3. SOFLO C 2:01.06 (Victor Valdiviezo, Cecilia Buzzelli, Sophia Avila, Nicholas Veeser).

50-yard butterfly: 9-10, 1. Linda Forsyth, UN 40.14, 2. Mia Rop, SOFLO 40.74, 3. Karen Iino, SOFLO 41.77, time drop 2.79; 11-12, 1. Camila Canelon, UN 31.43, 2. Aubrey Moen, CC 32.12, 3. Maryella Baker, SOFLO 31.61, 4. Sophia Rodriguez, SOFLO 33.74, time drop 2.69.

100-yard butterfly: 9-10, 1. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 1:45.10, 2. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 1:45.77; 11-12, 1. Camila Canelon, UN 1:12.41, 2. Aubrey Moen, CC 1:15.11; 13-14, 1. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 1:13.13, 2. Kayla Chacon, SF 1:17.71, 3. Mariana Wolfe, SOFLO 1:34.34; 15-16, 1. Judith-Alison Natino, SOFLO 1:12.21, 2. Cali Harries, SOFLO 1:18.64, 3. Kaitlyn Sanchez, SF 1:44.12.

50-yard backstroke: 9-10, 1. Paige Fleming, SOFLO 39.56, 2. Stephania Dmitrova, SOFLO 41.30, time drop 0.74, 3. Gabriel Ekht, SOFLO 43.82, time drop 1.28, 4. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 45.20, time drop 7.31; 11-12, 1. Danielle Brancati, SOFLO 36.35, time drop 0.84, 2. Marlena Groves, SOFLO 37.23, time drop 0.56, 3. Sofia Martinez, SOFLO 38.80, time drop 4.09; 4. Varvara Dmitrova, SOFLO 39.04, time drop 2.80.

100-yard backstroke: 9-10, 1. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:27.97, 2. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 1:37.06; 11-12, 1. Camila Canelon, UN 1:14.22, 2. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:19.21, time drop 1.44, 3. Marlena Groves, SOFLO 1:21.47, 4. Ziyu Pan, CCPR 1:37.10; 13-14, 1. Nicole Jimenez, MAC 1:13.62, 2. Kayla Chacon, SF 1:15.67, 3. Shantal Teran, SF 1:18.33, 4. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 1:19.56; 15-16, 1. Judith-Alison Natino, SOFLO 1:14.49, time drop 1.10, 2. Cali Harries, SOFLO 1:20.85, 3. Adriana Pichardo, SF 1:30.41.

50-yard breaststroke: 9-10, 1. Gabriela Ekht, SOFLO 45.70, time drop 2.27, 2. Sofia Rufeev, SOFLO 47.33, time drop 0.49, 3. Linda Forsyth, UN 48.80, 4. Stephania Dmitrova, SOFLO 49.19, time drop 0.27; 11-12, 1. Aubrey Moen, CC 39.64, 2. Maryella Baker, SOFLO 41.78, 3. Sophia Rodriguez, SOFLO 42.79, time drop 3.97, 4. Devy Otero, SOFLO 44.89, time drop 2.24.

100-yard breaststroke: 9-10, 1. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:33.78, time drop 14.60, 2. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 1:45.06, time drop 3.73; 11-12, 1. Aubrey Moen, CC 1:27.79, 2. Eva Ortiz, SOFLO 1:41.68, 3. Alejandra Quinto, CC 1:41.70; 13-14, 1. Kayla Chacon, SF 1:24.76, 2. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 1:26.93, 3. Isabella Callaway Coy, SOFLO 1:27.20, time drop 12.90, 4. Gabriela Marin, SOFLO 1:28.62, time drop 4.59; 15-16, 1. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 1:24.02, 2. Cecilia Buzzelli, SOFLO 1:32.31, time drop 6.01, 3. Kaitlyn Sanchez, SF 1:38.20, 4. Dominique Balli, SOFLO 35.48.

50-yard freestyle: 9-10, 1. Amber Connor, SOFLO 32.59, time drop 2.65, 2. Paige Fleming, SOFLO 34.44, 3. Luna Varela, MAC 34.92, 4. Mia Rop, SOFLO 35.78; 11-12, 1. Maryella Baker, SOFLO 30.05, 2. Marlena Groves, SOFLO 32.06, 3. Danielle Brancati, SOFLO 33.50, time drop 1.16, 4. Sofia Martinez, SOFLO 35.00, time drop 0.16; 13-14, 1. Shantal Teran SF 31.12, 2. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 31.39, 3. Gabriela Marin, SOFLO 31.43, 4. Mikaella Martinez, SOFLO 32.85; 15-16, 1. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 31.50, time drop 0.32, 2. Kaitlyn Sanchez, SF 31.83, 3. Cecilia Buzzelli, SOFLO 35.26, time drop 1.75, 4. Dominique Balli, SOFLO 35.48.

100-yard freestyle: 9-10, 1. Paige Fleming, SOFLO 1:20.33, 2. Sofia Rufeev, SOFLO 1:21.38, time drop 2.86, 3. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 1:28.44, 4. Zoe Miralles, SOFLO 1:30.17; 11-12, 1. Camila Canelon, UN 1:05.17, 2. Sophia Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:09.26, time drop 3.94, 3. Alejandro Quinto, CC 1:20.20, 4. Varvara Dmitrova, SOFLO 1:20.24, time drop 8.65; 13-14, 1. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 1:01.91, 2. Nicole Jimenez, MAC 1:05.87, 3. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 1:09.00, 4. Gabriela Martin, SOFLO 1:09.73; 15-16, 1. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 1:09.11, time drop 0.06, 2. Kaitlyn Sanchez, SF 1:18.01, 3. Cecilia Buzzelli, SOFLO 1:19.24, time drop 0.93, 4. Dominique Balli, SOFLO 1:19.52, time drop 2.19.

100-yard individual medley: 9-10, 1. Gabriela Ekht, SOFLO 1:33.96, time drop 7.69, 2. Karen Iino, SOFLO 1:34.91, 3. Stephania Dmitrova, SOFLO 1:37.79; 11-12, 1. Maryella Baker, SOFLO 1:18.54, 2. Sophia Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:23.46, time drop 3.09, 3. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:24.19, time drop 1.69, 4. Danielle Brancati, SOFLO 1:25.17; 13-14, 1. Kayla Chacon, SF 1:14.16, 2. Gabriela Marin, SOFLO 1:17.77, time drop 1.01, 3. Shantal Teran, SF 1:21.06, 4. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 1:2158; 15-16, 1. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 1:17.66, time drop 1.44, 2. Cecilia Buzzelli, SOFLO 1:30.71, time drop 1.66.

BOYS
50-yard butterfly: 9-10, 1. Timber Wright, SF 38.80, 2. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 39.32, 3. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 40.43, time drop 4.76, 4. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 42.82, time drop 3.25; 11-12, 1. Luca Pichardo, CC 32.77, 2. Jacob Jones, SOFLO 33.35, time drop 4.98, 3. Benjamin Liss, SOFLO 35.31, time drop 4.92, 4. Kenneth Solis, SOFLO 35.70, time drop 0.79.

100-yard butterfly: 9-10, 1. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 1:31.43; 11-12, 1. Matthew Ortiz, SOFLO 1:26.29, 2. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 1:28.19, 3. Luke Stojack, SF 1:31.24, 4. Jonathan Li, SOFLO 1:44.59; 13-14, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:06.39, time drop 4.04, 2. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 1:07.12, time drop 9.70, 3. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 1:07.75, time drop 1.45, 4. Diego Reveron, SOFLO 1:08.43, time drop 3.55; 15-16, 1. Ayden Otero, SOFLO 1:00.27, time drop 3.76, 2. Bruno Martins, SOFLO 1:04.14, time drop 2.33, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, SOFLO 1:05.84, 4. Aidan Vazquez, CC 1:07.56.

50-yard backstroke: 9-10, 1. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 39.68, 2. Timber Wright, SF 40.23, 3. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 40.44, 4. Lucas Bolano, SOFLO 43.39, time drop 8.52; 11-12, 1. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 33.69, 2. Jacob Jones, SOFLO 33.95, time drop 1.96, 3. Luca Pichardo, CC 36.35, 4. Kenneth Solis, SOFLO 36.97, time drop 0.99.

100-yard backstroke: 9-10, 1. Guy Soto, CC 1:22.29, 2. Niccolo Miccolis, SOFLO 1:34.71, time drop 3.58; 11-12, 1. Kai Grossi, CC 1:11.79, 2. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 1:12.46, 3. Marcel Cowley, MAC 1:16.17, 4. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 1:18.05, time drop 6.39; 13-14, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:08.00, time drop 4.01, 2. Justin Campos, SOFLO 1:08.35, time drop 1.62, 3. Kenny Paas, SOFLO 1:08.93, 4. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 1:10.23, time drop 1.07; 15-16, 1. Matt McVeigh, SOFLO 1:03.84, time drop 0.49, 2. Ayden Otero, SOFLO 1:05.77, 3. Andres Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:08.29, time drop 0.56, 4. Victor Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:08.71, time drop 0.23.

50-yard breaststroke: 9-10, 1.Michael Barber, SOFLO 45.81, time drop 2.01, 2. Janiel Espinosa, SF 47.08, 3. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 47.41, time drop 0.10, 4. Sean Tee, SOFLO 47.89, time drop 0.77; 11-12, 1. Luca Pinchardo, CC 39.37, 2. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 39.41, 3. Benjamin Liss, SOFLO 39.83, time drop 1.61, 4. Aiden Delgado, SOFLO 43.00, time drop 1.76.

100-yard breaststroke: 9-10, 1. Guy Soto, CC 1:41.67; 11-12, 1. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 1:25.60, time drop 0.03, 2. Rafael Naranjo, SOFLO 1:28.25, 3. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 1:33.31, time drop 2.64, 4. Jonathan Li, SOFLO 1:33.56; 13-14, 1. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 1:14.03, time drop 4.11, 2. Martin Petkov, SOFLO 1:14.43, time drop 2.26, 3. Kenny Paas, SOFLO 1:14.54, time drop 3.15, 4. Thomas Avenado, SF 1:18.71; 15-16, 1. Andres Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:14.06, 2. Pablo Gomez, SOFLO 1:16.63, 3. Carlos Rincon, SOFLO 1:19.68, 4. Bruno Martins, SOFLO 1:20.09, time drop 0.90; 17-18, 1. Nicholas Veeser, SOFLO 1:12.78.

50-yard freestyle: 9-10, 1. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 32.16, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 32.77, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 32.86, time drop 2.22, 4. Sean Tee, SOFLO 33.76, time drop 1.83; 11-12, 1. Marcel Cowley, MAC 29.95, 2. Rafael Naranjo, SOFLO 31.10, time drop 3.21, 3. Michael Shy, CC 31.63, 4. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 32.08, time drop 2.33; 13-14, 1. Justin Campos, SOFLO 26.74, time drop 1.84, 2. Kenny Paas, SOFLO 26.84, time drop 1.12, 3. Diego Reveron, SOFLO 27.48, time drop 0.62, 4. Thomas Avenado, SF 27.64; 15-16, 1. Bruno Martins, SOFLO 26.58, time drop 0.60, 2. Xavier Hernandez, MAC 26.59, 3. Pablo Gomez, SOFLO 26.61, time drop 0.68, 4. Victor Valdiviezo, SOFLO 27.56; 17-18, 1. Nicholas Veeser, SOFLO 27.28.

100-yard freestyle: 9-10, 1. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 1:15.18, time drop 4.24, 2. Timber Wright, SF 1:19.19, 3. Enzo Booth, SOFLO 1:21.30, time drop 2.63, 4. Luca Bolano, SOFLO 1:22.39; 11-12, 1. Jacob Jones, SOFLO 1:03.58, time drop 3.16, 2. Aiden Delgado, SOFLO 1:07.50, time drop 6.84, 3. Rafael Naranjo, SOFLO 1:08.52, time drop 6.86, 4. Michael Shy, CC 1:10.26; 13-14, 1. Justin Campos, SOFLO 59.43, time drop 2.58, 2. Thomas Avenado, SF 59.54, 3. Diego Reveron, SOFLO 1:00.39, time drop 1.07, 4. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 1:00.84, time drop 0.87; 15-16, 1. Matt McVeigh, SOFLO 57.73, time drop 0.46, 2. Pablo Gomez, SOFLO 58.58, time drop 0.56, 3. Yash Patel, CC 59.14, 4. Victor Valdiviezo, SOFLO 59.51, time drop 3.77.

100-yard individual medley: 9-10, 1. Janiel Espinosa, SF 1:22.74, 2. Roy Alvarez, MAC 1:23.30, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 1:24.74, time drop 4.42, 4. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 1:26.22; 11-12, 1. Kai Grossi, CC 1:11.86, 2. Luca Pichardo, CC 1:15.04, 3. Jacob Jones, SOFLO 1:15.73, time drop 3.07, 4. Marcel Cowley, MAC 1:18.93; 13-14, 1. Matthew Jimenez, SOFLO 1:19.06. 2. Adrian Sowma, SOFLO 1:19.45, time drop 3.26, 3. Giancarlo DaSilva, CC 1:21.70, 4. Aston Claxon, SOFLO 1:23.32; 15-16, 1. Andres Tejada, UN 1:01.59, 2. Giorgio Rusconi, SOFLO 1:03.74, 3. Ayden Otero, SOFLO 1:06.29, 4. Yash Patel, CC 1:11.70; 17-18, 1. Nicholas Veeser, SOFLO 1:07.44.
SESSION THREE
GIRLS

1000-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 11:32.17, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 11:34.87, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 11:44.14, 4. Saree Young, SOFLO 11:57.04; 13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 10:30, 2. Isabel Viera 10:38.36, 3. Carley Kaplan, UN 11:21.23, 4. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 11:41.04; 15-16, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 11:16.06, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 11:18.13, 3. Natalia Sibug, UN 11:51.41, 4. Cali Harries, SOFLO 12:09.10.
BOYS
1000-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 11:32.37, 2. Javier Massot, MAC 12:03.43, 3. Kevin Garcia, SOFLO 13:22.97; 13-14, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 9:56.60, 2. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 10:28.34, 3. Luis Blanca, MAC 19:48.46, 4. Jesus Linares, MAC 11:06.46; 15-16, 1. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 9:57.37, 2. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 10:00.60, 3. Alessandro Pereira, UN 10:03.28, 4. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 10:05.64.

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

Westminster Academy Relays Fun Meet For Swimmers, Divers And Coaches


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, Augst 27, 2022–In what head coach Sam Freas called “just a fun way to kick off the season,” the annual Westminster Academy Relays featured nine teams in a relay-only meet Friday at the Lions’ Pool.

South Florida Heat and St. Andrew’s took turns dominating the top two spots.

Other teams that competed were Pine Crest, Braddock, North Broward Prep, Calvary Christian, Archbishop McCarthy, Barbara Goleman and host Westminster Academy.

During the meet there was a lightning delay but swimmers still managed to get in some fun racing. No team scores were kept. Westminster Academy hosts FAU High School and Posnack on Sept. 1 at 4:30 p.m. Pine Crest hosts Calvary Christian and Somerset Academy on Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS
200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:54.40, 2. Pine Crest 1:56.54, 3. Braddock 2:00.55, 4. St. Andrew’s 2:00.72.

Mixed 800-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 7:42.33, 2. St. Andrew’s 7:44.02, 3. Calvary Christian 8:47.62, 4. Westminster Academy 9:52.20.

400-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 4:08.60, 2. St. Andrew’s 4:18.64, 3. Pine Crest 4:33.59, 4. Calvary Christian 4:37.71.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:41.87, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:44.20, 3. Westminster Academy 1:49.30, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 2:09.94.

Mixed 200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:35.42, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 1:42.26, 3. Calvary Christian 1:51.71, 4. North Broward 1:52.38.

200-yard butterfly relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:50.22, 2. Pine Crest 1:52.52, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:58.22, 4. Calvary Christian 2:09.88.

100-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 50.63, 2. St. Andrew’s 52.26, 3. Braddock 54.76, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 1:06.07.

Mixed 500-yard freestyle (50, 100, 150, 200): 1. South Florida Heat 4:25.40, 2. St. Andrew’s 4:27.34, 3. Braddock 4:37.17, 4. Pine Crest 4:37.25.

200-yard backstroke relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:52.96, 2. St. Andrew’s 2:01.06, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 2:35.14, 4. Westminster Academy 2:41.45.

200-yard breaststroke relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 2:12.54, 2. Pine Crest 2:13.67, 3. Braddock 2:17.18, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 2:35.35.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:45.59, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:45.69, 3. South Florida Heat 3:57.05, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 4:07.88.

Mixed 400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:26.54, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 4:11.25, 3. Pine Crest 4:15.05, 4. Westminster Academy 4:37.29.

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:54.40, 2. Pine Crest 1:56.54, 3. Boca Raton 2:00.55, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 2:00.72.

Diving: 1. St. Andrew’s (Cochran), 84.0.

BOYS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Braddock 1:42.63, 2. South Florida Heat 1:43.90, 3. Westminster Academy 1:45.73, 4. St. Andrew’s 1:48.73.

400-yard medley relay: 1. Braddock 3:47.29, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:52.31, 3. South Florida Heat 3:56.15, 4. Calvary Christian 4:22.87.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:33.61, 2. Pine Crest 1:43.79, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 1:44.17, 4. South Florida Heat 1:48.54.

200-yard butterfly relay: 1. Braddock 1:44.21, 2. Pine Crest 1:45.01, 3. South Florida Heat 1:46.90, 4. Westminster Academy 1:47.49.

100-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 44.53, 2. South Florida Heat 49.57, 3. Braddock 52.76, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 55.01.

200-yard backstroke relay: 1. Braddock 1:44.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:48.81, 3. Pine Crest 1:52.32, 4. Westminster Academy 2:02.76.

200-yard breaststroke relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:55.00, 2. Braddock 1:56.01, 3. St. Andrew’s 2:00.29, 4. Pine Crest 2:10.01.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:19.43, 2. Westminster Academy 3:27.87, 3. Pine Crest 3:36.47, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 3:37.53.

Diving: 1. Pine Crest (Jocabi/Levetis), 218.20, 2. Pine Crest (Ghadiali/Starkman), 184.20, 3. St. Andrew’s (Dunhom), 71.85. Extra Pine Crest team: (Girandin/Van Tassel), 144.00.

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

Winkler Wins Relay Gold, Breaks World Junior Record; Zuchowski Wins Second Silver Medal On Day Three Of Junior Pan Pacs


By Sharon Robb
HONOLULU, Hawaii, August 27, 2022—Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics turned in a world-record performance Friday at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships at Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

Winkler, 16, swam anchor leg on the U.S. boys’ winning 4×100-meter freestyle relay that won in world junior record time of 3:15.79 with teammates Thomas Heilman, Henry McFadden and Daniel Diehl.

Winkler’s split was 48.95, second fastest on the relay. Diehl had the fastest in 48.66. It was the first world junior record of the meet. The previous record was 3:15.80.

Winkler also won the “B” final in the 100-meter butterfly in a best time 53.94 after finishing ninth in prelims in 54.36. His previous best was 54.18. Winkler has the 50 freestyle, his specialty event, left to swim.

U.S. teammate Josh Zuchowski of FAST won his second silver medal for the U.S. The Stanford-bound Zuchowski, 18, finished second in the 200-meter backstroke and was top American in a best time 1:58.16. He dropped 0.26 off his previous best of 1:58.42. Earlier in the week, Zuchowski also won silver in the 100 backstroke in a best time 54.51. He went 1:58.98 in prelims. Japan’s Hidek Takehara won in a Junior Pan Pac record 1:57.00, breaking American Jack Conger’s 2012 record of 1:57.20. Zuchowski has the 200 IM left to swim on the final day.

U.S. teammate Julia Podkoscielny, 17, of Pine Crest Swimming, was 19th in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:15.68. She has the 200 IM left to swim on Saturday.

The talented trio are representing the U.S. internationally for the first time and are among emerging stars from four Pan Pac charter nations (U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia) during the competitive four-day meet. In addition to the four charter nations, other select non-European Swimming League (LEN) are competing including New Zealand, Fiji and Singapore.

Competition concludes on Saturday with prelims at 3 p.m. EST and finals at 11 p.m. EST. All sessions will be streamed at http://www.usaswimming.org/watch.

Saturday events are: 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 4×100 medley relay.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS: 1. U.S. 168, 2. Japan 117, 3. Australia 111, 4. Canada 78, 5. New Zealand 20, 6. Singapore 12, 7. Fiji 8.
BOYS: 1. U.S. 164, 2. Australia 122, 3. Japan 104.5, 4. Canada 77.5, 5. Singapore 22, 6. New Zealand 16, 7. Fiji 7.

GIRLS
400-meter freestyle: 1. Erin Gemmell, US 4:05.07, 2. Jamie Perkins, AUS 4:06.64, 3. Jillian Cox, US 4:06.84.
100-meter butterfly: 1. Alex Shackell, US 58.58, 2. Airi Mitsui, JPN 58.67, 3. Bailey Hartman, US 58.71.
200-meter backstroke: 1. Yuzuki Mizuno, JPN 2:09.17, 2. Mio Narita, JPN 2:09.67, 3. Kennedy Noble, US 2:11.32.
4×100-meter freestyle relay: 1. U.S. 3:37.99 (Kayla Wilson, Anna Moesch, Erin Gemmell, Alex Shackell), 2. Australia 3:39.04, 3. Canada 3:40.90.

BOYS
400-meter freestyle: 1. Joshua Staples, AUS 3:48.36, 2. Rex Maurer, US 3:49.86, 3. Alec Enyeart, US 3:51.07.
100-meter butterfly: 1. Thomas Heilman, US 51.98, 2. Jesse Coleman, AUS 52.23, 3. Tomoyuki Matsushita, JPN 53.38.
200-meter backstroke: 1. Hidekazu Takehara, JPN 1:57.00, 2. Josh Zuchowski, US 1:58.16, 3. Keaton Jones, US 1:58.98.
4×100-meter freestyle relay: 1. U.S. 3:15.79 (Thomas Heilman, Henry McFadden, Daniel Diehl, Kaii Winkler), world junior record, 2. Australia 3:18.06, 3. Japan 3:19.94.

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

SOFLO/TYR Back To School Developmental Meet Begins Fall Club Season On Saturday


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, August 26, 2022—First it was back to school, and now it’s back to swimming.

After a fun summer and family vacations, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will compete in their first fall meet on Saturday in the SOFLO/TYR Back To School Developmental Meet at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO heads the field in the five-team field with 152 swimmers (83 boys and 69 girls) in 464 individual and two relay events.

In addition to host SOFLO, other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Cyclones Swim Team, Metro Aquatic Club of Miami, SwimFast and Tsunami Swim Team.

There will be three sessions: 10 a.m. to 10:44 a.m. for 8-and-unders; 11:45 a.m.-1:42 p.m. for 10-and-over swimmers and 3:15 p.m.-5:12 p.m. for the 11-18 1000 freestyle events.

SOFLO swimmers dominate the 8-and-under top seed spots. They are:
Katie Petrucci, 7, 25-yard butterfly 22.25.
Gregory Miralles, 8, 25-yard butterfly 25.29.
Victoria Colmenares, 8, 25-yard breaststroke 27.59.
Santiago Zuluaga, 7, 25-yard breaststroke 25.27.
Dalyah Bouti, 8, 25-yard backstroke 23.06.
Santiago Zuluaga, 7, 25-yard backstroke 22.00.
Maya Barrizonte, 8, 25-yard freestyle 18.64.
Andres Gomez, 7, 25-yard freestyle 20.53.
Katie Petruzzi, 7, 100-yard individual medley 1:46.13.
Santiago Zuluaga, 7, 100-yard individual medley 1:49.44.

Other top-seeded older SOFLO swimmers are Cabrera Suarez, 10; Mathew Ortiz, 11; Joseph-Blake Natino, 13; Giorgio Rusconi, 16; Catalina Akpabio, 10; Stephania Dmitrova, 9; Mikhel Martin, 13; Judith-Allison Natino, 16; Danielle Brancati, 12; Leonardo Zuluaga, 9; Marlena Groves, 12; Jacob Jones, 12; Michael Barber, 10; Justin Campos, 14; Gabriel Ferrer, 9; Matt McVeigh, 15; Benjamin Liss, 12; Sofia Rufeev, 10; Martin Petkov, 13; Andres Gonzalez, 15; Haley Garcia, 15; Nicholas Veeser, 17; Amber Connor, 10; Rainier Leyva Riestra, 11; Gabriela Marin, 13; Luis Escobar, 10; Bruno Martins, 16; Nicholas Veeser, 17; Sophia Rodriguez, 11; Diego Reveron, 14; Karen Iino, 10; and Adrian Sowma, 13.

There is no meet admission for families and friends. Free heat sheets are available at soflomeets.info/Aviation or Meet Mobile. For more information, call 954-538-3721.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. Among its female-sponsored athletes are ESPY Sportswoman of the Year Katie Ledecky, 2020 Olympians Simone Manuel, Lilly King, Annie Lazor, Ashley Twichell and other elite swimmers Melanie Margalis, Molly Hannis and Kelsi Dahlia.

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

Podkoscielny Wins “B” Final; Winkler Finishes In Top 10 On Day Two Of Junior Pan Pacs


By Sharon Robb
HONOLULU, Hawaii, August 26, 2022—U.S. teammates Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming and Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics got in more racing against some of the world’s best swimmers Thursday at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships at Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

Julia Podkoscielny, 17, of Pine Crest Swimming, won the “B” final and finished ninth overall in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:47.34. She swam 4:52.27 in prelims. She has the 200 backstroke and 200 IM left to swim.

U.S. teammate Kaii Winkler, 16, of Eagle Aquatics was second in the B final and tenth overall in the 100-meter freestyle in 50.12 after going a best time 49.47 in prelims, dropping 0.21 from his previous best of 49.68. He also anchored the 4×200-meter freestyle “B” relay with a 1:51.27 split that finished seventh in 7:22.66. Winkler has the 400 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle left to swim.

The talented trio of Josh Zuchowski of FAST, Podkoscielny and Winkler, representing the U.S. internationally for the first time, are among emerging stars from four Pan Pac charter nations (U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia) during the competitive four-day meet. Zuchowski, already a silver medalist, swims the 200 backstroke on Friday.

In addition to the four charter nations, other select non-European Swimming League (LEN) will also compete including New Zealand, China, Fiji, Singapore, South Korea and Ecuador.

Competition is through Saturday with prelims at 3 p.m. EST and finals at 11 p.m. EST. All sessions will be streamed at http://www.usaswimming.org/watch.

Friday events are: 400 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 backstroke and 4×100 free relay.

THURSDAY RESULTS
GIRLS: 1. US 109, 2. Australia 80, 3. Japan 70, 4. Canada 50, 5. New Zealand 12, 6. Singapore 6, 7. Fiji 4.
BOYS: 1. US 106, 2. Australia 80, 3. Japan 70.5, 4. Canada 47.5, 5. Singapore 16, 6. New Zealand 7.
GIRLS
100-meter freestyle: 1. Erin Gemmell, US 54.13, 2. Milla Jansen, AUS 54.36, 3. Olivia Wunsch, AUS 54.50.
100-meter breaststroke: 1. Piper Enge, US 1:08.58, 2. Kotomi Kato, JPN 1:09.10, 3. Isabella Johnson, AUS 1:09.36.
400-meter individual medley: 1. Mio Narita, JPN 4:36.79, 2. Kayla Han, US 4:43.60, 3. Ayami Suzuki, JPN 4:43.70, 9. Julia Podkoscielny, US 4:47.34.
4×200-meter freestyle relay: 1. US 7:54.70 (Kayla Wilson, Jillian Cox, Cavan Gormsen, Erin Gemmell), 2. Australia 7:55.85, 3. Japan 8:01.38.
BOYS
100-meter freestyle: 1. Flynn Southam, AUS 48.23, 2. Thomas Heilman, US 49.34, 3. Jamie Mooney, AUS 50.19, 10. Kaii Winkler, US 50.12.
100-meter breaststroke: 1. Zhier Fan, US 1:00.74, 2. Yamato Okadome, JPN 1:01.35, 3. Nicholas Mahabir, SGP 1:01.78.
400-meter individual medley: 1. Ei Kamikawabata, JPN 4:15.23, 2. Maximus Williamson, US 4:17.58, 3. Riki Abe, JPN 4:17.96.
4×200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Australia 7:13.07 (Flynn Southam, Anders McAlpine, Marcus Da Silva, Joshua Staples), 2. US 7:15.18, 3. Japan 7:22.26.

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

Cooper City Boys, Fort Lauderdale Girls Sweep BCAA Season Opener; SOFLO’s Derek Hau, Chris Hau Win


By Sharon Robb
DAVIE, August 25, 2022–Cooper City boys and Fort Lauderdale girls opened the Broward County Athletic Association swimming and diving season on a winning note Wednesday at host Nova High School Aquatic Complex.

Cooper City boys swept Fort Lauderdale, 111-71 and Nova, 144-36. Fort Lauderdale girls swept Nova, 129.50-46.50 and Cooper City, 113-72. Fort Lauderdale boys defeated Nova, 118-53. Cooper City girls defeated Nova, 121-50.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s brother duo Derek and Chris Hau led the Cowboys.

Derek Hau won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.39 and was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.78, after a close race against Fort Lauderdale’s Renato Corrales, who won in 1:56.56.

Chris Hau won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:10.08 and was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:25.20.

The duo was also members of the winning 200-yard medley relay in 1:46.77 just ahead of Fort Lauderdale in 1:46.96 and second place 400-yard freestyle relay behind Fort Lauderdale, 3:31.41-3:35.58. SOFLO’s Ethan McPeek was also a member of both Cooper City relays.

Katherine Voet and Tawannah McLemore were double winners for Fort Lauderdale.

Voet swept the distance freestyles in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:08.58 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:38.54.

McLemore won the sprints in the 50-meter freestyle in 24.32 and 100-meter freestyle in 55.36.

Renato Corrales and Jason Cuffe were double winners for Fort Lauderdale in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.56 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:17.14. Cuffe won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.00 and 100-yard butterfly in 57.06.

Fort Lauderdale’s Ginger Boardman won the girls 1-meter diving with 226.95 just edging out Flying Ls teammate Sophia Cavaretta with 221.30. James Boardman of Fort Lauderdale kept it in the family winning the boys title with 302.80 points.

GIRLS
Fort Lauderdale 129.50, Nova 46.50
Cooper City 121, Nova 50
Fort Lauderdale 113, Cooper City 72

200-yard medley relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale 2:02.98 (Lola Rodgers, Cecilia Mirones, Rylie Barnhardt, Tawannah McLemore), 2. Cooper City 2:03.62, 3. Fort Lauderdale B 2:16.13.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Katherine Voet, FTL 2:08.58, 2. Emma Utkovic, CC 2:27.94, 3. Ava Kuznik, CC 2:29.90.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Georgina Henrique, CC 2:20.39, 2. Maya Sorunmu, NOVA 2:20.65, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, FTL 2:26.48.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Tawannah McLemore, FTL 24.32, 2. Elizabeth Volovich, NOVA 30.17, 3. Madison Jockers, CC 30.50.

1-meter diving: 1. Ginger Boardman, FTL 226.95, 2. Sophia Cavaretta, FTL 221.30, 3. Catherine Kilroy, FTL 201.25.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Maya Sorunmu, NOVA 1:05.31, 2. Georgina Henriquez, CC 1:05.58, 3. Carleigh Schleicher, CC 1:07.77.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Tawannah McLemore, FTL 55.36, 2. Mia McDonald, CC 1:06.62, 3. Aly McComie-Waterman, FTL 1:11.03.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Katherine Voet, FTL 5:38.54, 2. Rylie Barnhardt, FTL 5:42.43, 3. Alexandra Strong, CC 5:50.49.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Nova 1:58.37 (Elizabeth Volovichm Fabiola Saballos, Maria Madera, Maya Sorunmu), 2. Fort Lauderdale 2:07.18, 3. Cooper City 2:08.28.

100-yard backstroke: 1. D’Ziah German, FTL 1:10.13, 2. Alexandra Strong, CC 1:10.45, 3. Lola Rodgers, FTL 1:10.95.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Emma Utkovic, CC 1:32.89, 2. Elizabeth Volovich, NOVA 1:33.52, 3. Amira Soliman, FTL 1:33.74.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale 4:00.41 (Rylie Barnhardt, Katherine Voet, Lola Rodgers, Tawannah McLemore), 2. Cooper City 4:04.28, 3. Fort Lauderdale 4:27.07.

BOYS
Fort Lauderdale 118, Nova 53
Cooper City 144, Nova 36
Cooper City 111, Fort Lauderdale 71

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:46.77 (Ethan McPeek, Adiano Corrieri, Derek Hau, Chris Hau), 2. Fort Lauderdale 1:46.96, 3. Cooper City B 1:53.81.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Renato Corrales, FTL 1:56.56, 2. Derek Hau, CC 1:56.78, 3. Sebastian Carrasquilla, CC 2:05.10.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Chris Hau, CC 2:10.08, 2. Ethan McPeek, CC 2:13.94, 3. Connor Carey, FTL 2:25.16.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Keith Rogers, FTL 23.15, 2. Adriano Corrieri, CC 24.92, 3. Bogdan Buryk, CC 26.01.

1-meter diving: 1. James Boardman, FTL 302.80, 2. Nicholas Dolton, CC 180.60, 3. Evan Vazquez, CC 161.60.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jason Cuffe, FTL 57.06, 2. Connor Carey, FTL 59.14, 3. Christian Perez, NOVA 1:03.30.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Yash Patel, CC 59.48, 2. Jordan Le-Vega, CC 59.89, 3. Gonzalo Maldonado, CC 1:01.20.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Renato Corrales, FTL 5:17.14, 2. Chris Hau, CC 5:25.20, 3. Lucas Hussey, CC 5:37.62.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:44.23 (Bogdan Buryk, Yash Patel, Aiden Vazquez, Nicholas Veeser), 2. Cooper City B 1:46.22, 3. Fort Lauderdale 1:47.84.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jason Cuffe, FTL 59.00, 2. Ethan McPeek, CC 1:02.16, 3. John Silva, FTL 1:09.47.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Derek Hau, CC 1:04.39, 2. Adriano Corrieri, CC 1:05.99, 3. Keith Rogers, FTL 1:10.89.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale A 3:31.41 (Jason Cuffe, Connor Carey, Renato Corrales, Keith Rogers), 2. Cooper City A 3:35.58, 3. Cooper City B 3:52.49.

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

Josh Zuchowski Takes Silver, Julia Podkoscielny, Kaii Winkler Swim Best Times On Day One Of Junior Pan Pacs


By Sharon Robb
HONOLULU, Hawaii, August 25, 2022—Josh Zuchowski is living his dream of representing the U.S. on the international stage.

It got even better Wednesday when the Stanford-bound swimmer from West Palm Beach-based Flood Aquatics Swim Team (FAST) won one of his country’s first medals at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships at Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

Zuchowski, 18, a King’s Academy alum, finished second in the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 54.51, dropping 0.67. He first lowered his previous best of 55.18 in morning prelims in 54.70, where he earned the second seed, and lowered it in the final. U.S. teammate Daniel Diehl, the top seed, won in a meet record and national age group record 53.27, also a best time dropping 0.32. Zuchowski also swam lead-off on the 4×100-meter medley “B” relay that finished in 3:50.42.

Zuchowski has the 200 backstroke and 200 IM left to swim.

U.S. teammate Julia Podkoscielny, 17, of Pine Crest Swimming also turned in a best time in her opening event, the 100-meter backstroke. She went 1:02.01, bettering her previous best of 1:02.31. She was the fifth American finisher in the field and could not swim in the “A” final. Each nation is limited to two athletes in the scored “A” final and two in the “B” final. On Thursday she swims her specialty event, the 400 IM. She will also swim the 200 backstroke and 200 IM.

U.S. teammate Kaii Winkler, 16, of Eagle Aquatics was tenth in the 200-meter freestyle prelims in a best time 1:50.07, bettering his previous best of 1:50.79. He finished 12th in finals in 1:50.81.

The talented trio, representing the U.S. internationally for the first time, are among emerging stars from four Pan Pac charter nations (U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia) during the competitive four-day meet. In addition to the four charter nations, other select non-European Swimming League (LEN) will also compete including New Zealand, China, Fiji, Singapore, South Korea and Ecuador.

Competition is through Saturday with prelims at 3 p.m. EST and finals at 11 p.m. EST. All sessions will be streamed at http://www.usaswimming.org/watch.

Thursday events are: 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 400 IM and 4×200 free relay.

WEDNESDAY RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. US 56, 2. Australia 40, 3. Japan 30, 4. Canada 21, 5. New Zealand 1.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. US 57, 2. Australia 34, 3. Japan 30, 4. Canada 25, 5. New Zealand, Singapore 1.


GIRLS
200-meter freestyle: 1. Erin Gemmell, US 1:56.15, 2. Jamie Perkins, AUS 1:57.34, 3. Kayla Wilson, US 1:58.42.
100-meter backstroke: 1. Maggie Wanezek, US 59.96, 2. Iona Anderson, AUS 1:00.39, 3. Kennedy Noble, US 1:01.03.
200-meter butterfly: 1. Airi Mitsui, JPN 2:07.82, 2. Yasuki Fujimoto, JPN 2:09.63, 3. Alex Shackell, US 2:09.71.
Mixed 4×100-meter medley relay: 1. US 3:46.83, 2. Australia 3:50.51, 3. Japan 3:50.81.
BOYS
200-meter freestyle: 1. Flynn Southam, AUS 1:47.11, 2. Maximus Williamson, US 1:48.21, 3. Adam Wu, CAN 1:48.26.
100-meter backstroke: 1. Daniel Diehl, US 53.27, 2. Josh Zuchowski, US 54.51, 3. Hidekazu Takehara, JPN 55.51.
200-meter butterfly: 1. Aaron Shackell, US 1:55.81, 2. Thomas Heilman, US 1:56.52, 3. Ei Kamikawabata, JPN 1:58.32.

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