Valentina Remmele, Dalyah Bouti, Gabriela Ekht Lead SOFLO At Holiday Classic

By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, November 19, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some great racing Saturday at the Holiday Classic at Academic Village Pool.

Valentina Remmele, 10, was a triple winner. She won the 10-and-under 50-yard freestyle in 30.34, dropping 0.58; 50-yard backstroke in 36.81, dropping 0.57; and 100-yard individual medley in 1:19.02, dropping 0.89. Remmele competed in six events and had four best times.

Dalyah Bouti, 8, competed in six events and had four best times. Bouti won the 8-and-under 25-yard backstroke in 21.62, dropping 1.39.

Gabriela Ekht, 10, competed in nine events and had seven time drops including 6.43 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke. She won the 10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 43.60 dropping 1.38. She also dropped 4.86 seconds in the 100 IM.

Mikey Barber, 10, was SOFLO’s top boys finisher. He competed in seven events and had three best times. He was second in the 10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 44.10, dropping 0.51. Gregory Miralles, 8, was second in the 8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke in 27.22. He competed in six events and had two best times including a nice 14.70 drop in the 100 IM.

25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Jayson Zayas, ASC 16.20; SOFLO: 6. Dalyah Bouti 18.69, time drop 0.20, 8. Andres Gomez 19.10, 10. Gregory Miralles 19.69.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 30.34, time drop 0.58; SOFLO: 4. Michael Barber 31.90, time drop 0.31.

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Sylvester Andrews-May, EA 18.94; SOFLO: 7. Victoria Colmenares 23.15, time drop 0.50, 8. tie, Dalyah Bouti 23.74, time drop 0.78 and Michael Barber 23.74, time drop 1.84.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Arina Nedialko, BRV 34.20; SOFLO: 7. Niccolo Miccolis 38.52, time drop 1.46.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Dalyah Bouti, SOFLO 21.62, time drop 1.39; SOFLO: 8. Christopher Pozo 23.58, time drop 1.27.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 36.81, time drop 0.57; SOFLO: 11. Michael Barber 41.12.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Sylvester Andrews-May, EA 24.84; SOFLO: 2. Gregory Miralles 27.22, 3. Johanna Plaza 27.37, time drop 4.46, 5. Maya Barrizonte 27.59, time drop 0.16, 9. Molly Barber 28.63, time drop 3.37, 10. Dalyah Bouti 28.72.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gabriela Ekht, SOFLO 43.60, time drop 1.38; SOFLO: 2. Michael Barber 44.10, time drop 0.51, 4. Niccolo Miccolis 45.31, time drop 1.19, 6. Zoe Miralles 45.72, time drop 2.45, 7. Stephania Dmitrova 47.24, 11. Ellie Phan 50.86.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:19.02, time drop 0.89; SOFLO: 4. Michael Barber 1:25.03, 9. Niccolo Miccolis 1:26.85, time drop 1.38, 11. Stephania Dmitrova 1:28.18, time drop 6.57.

100-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Atlantis 1:09.44, 2. SOFLO E 1:11.28, 3. SOFLO A 1:13.25.

Sharon Robb can be reached at

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