By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, May 11, 2023–For the fourth time in the teams’ history, Plantation Swim Team will host South Florida Aquatic Club in a dual meet at Plantation Aquatic Complex Friday and Saturday.
After some solid training at Academic Village Pool, SOFLO swimmers will get a chance to get in some good racing and coaches will get the opportunity to gauge their training over two days in what’s become a nice rivalry between the two Florida Gold Coast teams.
Action begins Friday at 4 p.m. with four mixed 25-yard events in Session 1. About one hour later, Session 2 begins with 50s and 400s. The meet wraps up Saturday at 9 a.m. with the remaining individual and relay events.
SOFLO has entered 121 swimmers (61 boys and 60 girls) in 668 individual events and four relay events.
Among the talented SOFLO contingent are Christie Ann Lumsden, Jaden, Jenesys and Jianna Amores, Jemma Baldwin, Amelie Bicerne, Isabella Grace and Lincoln Malachi Callaway Coy, Gabriella DeLuna, Elena, Elise and Olivia Dinehart, Natalie Gembicki, Ryan Harries, Carley Kaplan, Didia and Niccolo Miccolis, Austin Nelson, Sofia Osorio, Toma Petkov, Giorgio Rusconi, Juan Vallmitjana and Sarah Vasquez.
Among Plantation Swim Team’s swimmers are Karl-Wilson Aimable, Nicol Bellardi, Silvana Dioguardi, Cesar and Marco Gutierrez, Maria Legaspi, Alex Mansur, Rochelle Mendez, Alejandro Osorio, Cesar Sanchez and Gabriel Tortola.
The last time the two teams met was February 4th in less than ideal weather. Among SOFLO standouts were Jemma Baldwin, David Valdiviezo, Laila Harran, Mason Jimenez, Maximiliano Remmele and Mariann Catalasan.
IF YOU GO
What: PST/SOFLO Dual Meet
Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, Plantation, 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation.
Warm-up Schedule: Friday, Session 1 SCY, 3:30 p.m.; Session 2 LCM, 4:15 p.m.; Saturday, Session 3 LCM, 8 a.m.
Event Schedule: Friday, Session 1, 4 p.m.; Session 2, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Session 3, 9 a.m.
Of note: The meet will not be scored for team points. Results will be posted on Meet Mobile. For more information 954-452-2525.
Sharon Robb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org