Stefano Mazzi Leads SOFLO Swimmers At HAT Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

May 10, 2017—-Stefano Ricardo Mazzi cleaned up at the recent Heritage Aquatic Team 8&Under Sizzler at American Heritage School in Plantation.

Mazzi, 8, won two events, finished second and third in two other events during the boys’ competition. All four swims were best times.

Mazzi won the 25-yard backstroke in 19.23, the only swimmer to break 20 seconds in the field. His previous best was 19.69. He also won the 25-yard freestyle in 16.06 (previous best 16.99).

Mazzi was also second in the 25-yard butterfly in 17.74 (previous best 18.47) and third in the 25-yard breaststroke in 22.34 (previous best 22.80).

SOFLO teammate Joseph-Blake Natino, 8, was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 21.78 (22.55 previous best). He also took a fourth and two sixth places in three other events.

Sabina LaPietra of Plantation Swim Team and Max Bogatov of North Miami Swim Team swept all four sprint events in the 6-and-under races.

Sofia Lugo, 8, was SOFLO’s top finisher, placing fourth in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 25.42 (25.84 previous best) and 25-yard freestyle in a best time 18.61 (previous best 19.62). She also took a fifth and seventh.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 24.90; 7-8, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 17.83; SOFLO: 5. Sofia Lugo 20.83, 15. Ella Michael 25.15, 25. Clara Bland 28.87.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 25.70; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 19.98; SOFLO: 7. Sofia Lugo 23.16, 12. Ella Michael 24.44, 22. Clara Bland 27.11.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 27.25; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 21.11; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 25.42, 5. Ella Michael 26.08, 33. Clara Bland 34.38.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 21.66; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 17.32; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 18.61, 18. Ella Michael 21.94, 35. Clara Bland 25.07.

100-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Coral Springs 1:22.79, 2. YSF 1:24.25, 3. CCPR 1:28.07.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 21.48; 7-8, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 17.45; SOFLO: 2. Stefano Mazzi 17.74, 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 20.81, 18. Aryav Thakur 25.94.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 24.57; 7-8, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 19.23; SOFLO: 4. Joseph-Blake Natino 21.90, 11. Aryav Thakur 24.33.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 27.62; 7-8, 1. Sean Baker, YSF 21.50; SOFLO: 2. Joseph-Blake Natino 21.78, 3. Stefano Mazzi 22.34, 29. Aryav Thakur 32.07.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 20.45; 7-8, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 16.06; SOFLO: 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 18.17, 19. Aryav Thakur 21.31.

100-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Azura 1:16.92, 2. CSSC 1:21.11, 3. YSF 1:21.27.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Ready To Sizzle At Friday HAT Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

May 4, 2017—-Joseph-Blake Natino leads South Florida Aquatic Club’s six-swimmer contingent for the 8&Under Sizzler Meet hosted by Heritage Aquatic Team and American Heritage School Friday at American Heritage School in Plantation.

Blake, 8, will compete in all four sprint events for 7-8-year-olds.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are Clara Bland, 7; Sofia Lugo, 8; Stefano Mazzi, 8; Ella Michael, 7; and Aryav Thakur, 8. All five will also compete in all four individual sprint events.

The pool features six short course racing lanes (25 yards x 25 meters) with separate warm-up and swim-down lanes.

The events in order are girls and boys 25-butterfly, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard backstroke, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard breaststroke, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard freestyle 6-and-under and 7-8; and 100-yard freestyle relay for 8-and-under.

Warm-up is 5 p.m. and competition begins 5:30 p.m.

IF YOU GO

What: 8&Under Sizzler Meet.

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m., warm-up 5 p.m.

Where: American Heritage School, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation.

Of note: Admission is $2 and heat sheet is $1. For more information call 954-325-0400.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Clean Up At MACM Invitational; Lane, Lesage Win Five Events


By Sharon Robb

May 3, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated this past weekend’s Metro Aquatic Club of Miami (MACM) Invitational at Tamiami Aquatic Center.

The three-day Florida Gold Coast long course meet featured teams mostly from Dade. SOFLO was the top Broward team.

Among SOFLO’s individual winners were:

Paige Lane won five events in the 13-14 age group division. She won the 50-meter butterfly, 30.84; 100-meter butterfly, 1:11.98; 50-meter freestyle, 28.95; 400-meter freestyle, 4:50.19; and 200-meter freestyle, 2:16.79

Fiorella DiSalvo won the 10-and-under 100-meter backstroke in 1:35.77.

Isabella DiSalvo won the 13-14 100-meter backstroke in 1:17.23.

Mia Escudero won the 11-12 100-meter breaststroke in 1:31.33.

Katrina Del Vecchio won the 13-14 200-meter individual medley in 2:39.17.

Lance Lesage led the boys team winning five events in the 13-14. He won the 50-meter backstroke, 30.57; 50-meter freestyle, 27.24; 200-meter individual medley, 2:28.84; 400-meter freestyle, 4:35.71; and 200-meter freestyle, 2:11.49.

Javier Colmenares won three 10-and-under events. He won the 100-meter butterfly, 1:22.54; 100-meter backstroke, 1:27.12; and 200-meter freestyle 2:33.34

SOFLO showed off its depth with several other swimmers finishing in the Top 10 including two event sweeps and several top three finishes.

MACM INVITATIONAL SOFLO TOP 10 RESULTS

GIRLS

50-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 30.84, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 31.24, 4. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 32.24, 8. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 36.85; 15-and-over, 2. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 32.41, 8. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 35.42.

100-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:11.98, 2. Isabella DiSalvo, SOFLO 1:14.52.

200-meter butterfly:

13-14, 2. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 2:35.81, 3. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 2:59.24.

50-meter backstroke:

13-14, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 36.51, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 37.12, 5. Michelle Ordonez, SOFLO 38.95; 15-and-over, 5. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 38.39.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:35.77; 13-14, 1. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:17.23, 2. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO1:22.43, 7. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 1:35.19.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 2. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 2:44.74.

50-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 6. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 44.43; 15-and-over, 9. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 45.40.

100-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 3. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 1:49.44, 9. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 2:01.36; 11-12, 1. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 1:31.33; 13-14, 7. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 1:43.44.

50-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 28.95, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 29.68, 4. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 31.37, 6. Fabiana Avendano, SOFLO 32.46, 11. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 33.38, 12. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 33.74, 13. Michelle Ordonez, SOFLO 33.84; 15-and-over, 6. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 32.22, 13. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 33.75.

400-meter individual medley:

13-14, 2. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 6:00.90.

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 3:47.59; 11-12, 2. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 2:55.93; 13-14, 1. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 2:39.17, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 2:41.20, 4. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:46.15, 5. Isabella DiSalvo, SOFLO 2:47.03, 6. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 2:52.52, 7. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO 2:53.94, 8. Michelle Ordonez, SOFLO 2:57.57, 11. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 3:10.08, 12. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 3:16.38; 15-and-over, 4. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 2:53.44.

400-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 4:50.19, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 4:58.22, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 5:11.98, 8. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 5:41.19, 9. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 5:43.39.

200-meter freestyle:

11-12, 2. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 2:38.11; 13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:16.79, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 2:19.97, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 2:24.98, 6. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 2:37.43, 8. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 2:38.31, 13. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 2:48.75; 15-and-over, 5. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 2:31.24.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 3. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:24.06, 5. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:30.64; 11-12, 3. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 1:14.68; 13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:02.63, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 1:03.37, 3. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO 1:08.87, 4. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 1:10.74, 6. Michelle Ordonez, SOFLO 1:12.38, 7. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 1:12.44; 15-and-over, 3. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 1:09.67.

BOYS

50-meter butterfly:

13-14, 2. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 30.74, 4. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 30.84.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:22.54; 13-14, 4. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 1:09.29, 10. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 1:15.55.

50-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 30.57, 4. Ty Lezotte, SOFLO 33.98, 5. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 34.21.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:27.12; 13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:06.40, 4. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 1:18.42; 15-and-over, 9. Gabriel Quiros, SOFLO 1:17.61.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 2. Ty Lezotte, SOFLO 2:40.78.

50-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 3. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 37.90, 4. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 37.95, 6. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 38.61.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 4. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 1:24.54.

200-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 3. Juan Colmenares SOFLO 3:02.18.

50-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 27.24, 15. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 29.90, 16. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 29.96.

100-meter freestyle:

13-14, 11. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 1:06.09;15-and-over, 13. Gabriel Quiros, SOFLO 1:03.34

400-meter individual medley:

13-14, 3. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 5:37.59.

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:50.71; 13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:28.84, 3. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 2:36.60, 11. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 2:48.87

400-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 4:35.71, 6. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 4:55.38.

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:33.34; 13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:11.49, 3. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 2:17.77, 7. Ty Lezotte, SOFLO 2:24.09.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Shine For Florida Gold Coast All-Stars At Weekend Open Water Festival


By Sharon Robb

May 2, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers represented the team well as Florida Gold Coast All-Stars at this past weekend’s Open Water Festival at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club in Fort Myers.

One of the nation’s top open water events was held in Miromar Lakes’ 700-acre freshwater lake and featured USA Swimming Open Water Relays, Open Water Clinic, Crippen Sunset Mile and Youth Buddy Swim on the first day.

Sunday events included the Florida Swimming Open Water Championships, Local Swim Club All-Star Challenge and Open Water Festival Race.

In the boys’ 15-18 LSC Challenge, Michael Fernandez outsprinted SOFLO’s Leonardo Mateus to finish first in 59:29. Mateus second-place time was 59:31.

In the Crippen Mile, Mateus finished fifth overall and in the 13-and-over diivision in 15:56.1. Mallory Schleicher was 40th in 18:33, Sarah Acevedo was 81st in 20:13 and Alejandro Mateus was 90th in 21:09.

Sarah Acevedo was also 29th in the 13-and-over division in the mile event. Alejandro Mateus was 20th in the 13-and-under division.

Mallory Schleicher was sixth in the LSC Challenge 13-14 Girls 5K in 1:08.51. Sarah Acevedo was 16th in 1:14:28.

Alana Acevedo was 16th in the LSC Challenge 15-18 Girls 5K event in 1:14:40.

In the LSC Challenge Boys’ 11-12 2K event, SOFLO’s Enrique Rodriguez was third in 33:36; Alejandro Mateus was sixth in 33:59 and Aldo Zepeda was 12th in 35:58.

More than 300 swimmers competed in the two-day event. One of the highlights was two-time Olympic medalist Haley Anderson working with swimmers during the open water clinic.

Miromar Lakes hosted the 2007 USA Swimming Championship Trials because of its ideal climate and lake conditions.

OPEN WATER RESULTS

CRIPPEN MILE

Overall, 1. Bora Unalmis 15:38.5, 2. Taylor Uselis 15:41.8, 3. Michael Fernandez 15:47.4, 4. Cameron Dafoe 15:56.1, 5. Leonardo Mateus 15:56.1, 40. Mallory Schleicher 18:33, 81. Sarah Acevedo 20:13, 90. Alejandro Mateus 21:09.

Male, 13-and over, 1. Bora Unalmis 15:38.5, 2. Taylor Uselis 15:41.8, 3. Michael Fernandez 15:47, 4. Cameron Dafoe 15:56, 5. Leonardo Mateus 15:56.1.

Female, 13-and-over, 1. Alix Roy 16:45, 2. Rebecca Rivers 17:54, 3. Tonni McNeese 17:59, 4. Emil Moylan 18:05, 5. Nicolette Wickes 18:10, 29. Sarah Acevedo 20:13.

Under-13 Male and Female: 1. Kylee Grafmiller 17:36, 20. Alejandro Mateus 21:09.

Girls 5K:

1.Morgan Tankersley, Greater Tampa 1:03:23, 2. Jordan Gorham, West Florida 1:03:52, 3. Madison Murtagh, Fast Lane 1:04:20.

Boys 5K:

1.Theodore Smith, Sarasota 55:57, 2. Taylor Uselis, Clearwater 56:29.7, 3. Cale Russell, Central Florida 1:00:43.

Girls 15-16: 1. Alixandra Roy, Highlander 1:02:40.5, 2. Polina Rukosuev, Fast Lane 1:02:42, 3. Taylor Ward, Clearwater 1:03:35.

Boys 15-16, 1. Andrew Kalaman, Sarasota 59:23, 2. Nicholas Hernandez, Sarasota 59:30, 3. Marshall Webster, Sarasota 59:35.

Girls 13-14: 1. Olivia McMurry, Swim Florida 1:04:20, 2. Carin Sanchez, Greater Tampa 1:08:16, 3. Mckenna Fiore, Gulf Coast 1:08.22.

Boys 13-14, 1. Ryan Staunch, Swim Florida 1:02:47, 2. Jacob Pishko, Bolles 1:04:05, 3. Antonio Medina, Gulf Coast 1:04:21.

Girls 11-12 (2K), 1. Michelle Fernandez, SAS 36:01, 2. Christina King, Tampa Bay 36:07, 3. Julian Balbi, SAS 36:51.

Boys 11-12 (2K), 1. Andrew Billitto, West Florida 32:17, 2. Andrew Taylor, Tampa Bay 32:45, 3. Ethan Russell, Central Florida 33:57.

Girls 10-and-under (800 meters), 1. Brooke Billitto, West Florida 11:57, 2. Talia Herron, Gator Swim Club 12:32, 3. Sophia Pellegrino, Swim Florida 12:46.

Boys 10-and-under (800 meters), 1. Nathan Jacobs, Gator Swim Club 10:53, 2. Giovanni Medina, Gulf Coast 10:56, 3. David Fishberg, Fast Lane 11:23.

LSC Challenge 15-18 Boys (5K), 1. Michael Fernandez, Florida Gold Coast 59:29, 2. Leonardo Mateus, Florida Gold Coast 59:31, 3. Bora Unalmis, Gulf Swimming 1:00.34, 16. Joshua Balbi, Florida Gold Coast 1:08:31.

LSC Challenge 15-18 Girls (5K), 1. Polina Rukosuev, Florida Swimming 1:02:43, 2. Jordan Gorham, Florida Swimming 1:03:52, 3. Noa Heron, Florida Swimming 1:06:17, 15. Delaney Biro, Florida Gold Coast 1:12:59, 16. Alana Acevedo, Florida Gold Coast 1:14:40.

LSC Challenge 13-14 Girls (5K), 1. Carolina Benda, Maryland All-Stars 1:07:13, 2. Evelyn Krall, Maryland All-Stars 1:08:10, 3. Mckenna Fiore, Florida Swimming 1:08:22, 6. Mallory Schleicher, Florida Gold Coast 1:08.51, 16. Sarah Acevedo, Florida Gold Coast 1:14:28, 19. Madelyn Hebert, Florida Gold Coast 1:15:23.

LSC Challenge 13-14 Boys (5K), 1. Matthew Tannenberger, Gulf Swimming 1:00.24, 2. Cameron Dafoe, Gulf Swimming 1:01:02, 3. Ryan Staunch, Florida Swimming 1:02:47, 9. Pace Edwards, Florida Gold Coast 1:06:04, 11. Dominic Bono, Florida Gold Coast 1:06:45, 18. Benjamin Carey, Florida Gold Coast 1:12:00, 19. Carson Neidert, Florida Gold Coast 1:17:44.

LSC Challenge Girls 11-12 (2K), 1. Kylee Grafmiller, Gulf Swimming 33:19, 2. Storrie Kulynych-Irvin, Maryland All-Stars 34:05, 3. Emmalee Gettys, South Texas All-Stars 34:09, 7. Anabela Schearer, Florida Gold Coast 35:55, 9. Maris Proscia, Florida Gold Coast 36:53, 10. Rachel Lilenthal, Florida Gold Coast 36:54, 17. Maci Hebert, Florida Gold Coast 44:52.

LSC Challenge Boys 11-12 (2K), 1. Brendan Studdert, Gulf Swimming 32:44, 2. Andrew Taylor, Florida Swimming 32:45, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, Florida Gold Coast 33:36, 4. Chipper Edwards, Florida Gold Coast 33:45, 6. Alejandro Mateus, Florida Gold Coast 33:59, 8. John Trieu, Florida Gold Coast 35:13, 12. Aldo Zepeda, Florida Gold Coast 35:58.

LSC Challenge Boys 10-and-under (800 meters), 1. Henry Shoemaker, Florida Swimming 10:10, 2. Geoffrey Cradock, Maryland All-Stars 10:18, 3. Farouk Musa, Florida Gold Coast 10:34, 10. William Connors, Florida Gold Coast 11:41, 11. Owen Williams, Florida Gold Coast 12:22.

Team results

Male: 1. Gulf Swimming All-Stars 1:31:29, 2. Maryland All-Stars 1:33:43, 3. West Florida 1:39:07.

Female: 1. West Florida 1:38:16, 2. Gulf Swimming 1:41:20, 3. Maryland 1:43:34.

Mixed: 1. Sandpipers of Nevada 1:28:49, 2. South Texas 1:32:28, 3. Florida Gold Coast A 1:38:17 (Michael Fernandez, Leonardo Mateus, Delaney Biro, Joshua Balbi, Alana Acevedo). 4. Gator Swim Club 1:40:16, 5. Florida Gold Coast B 1:42:00 (Enrique Rodriguez, Chipper Edwards, Alejandro Mateus, Mallory Schleicher, Sarah Acevedo).

Team results

14-and-under male, 1. Maryland All-Stars 47:40.3, 2. Gulf Swimming All-Stars 50:27.6.

14-and-under mixed: 1. Gulf Coast Swim Team 48:30.5, 2. Gator Swim Club 52:29.4, 3. Florida Gold Coast A 52:48.7 (Dominic Bono, Pace Edwards, Benjamin Carey, Madelyn Hebert, John Treu), 4. South Texas All-Stars 55:07.8, 5. Florida Gold Coast B 55:58.2 (Rachel Lilienthal, Aldo Zepeda, Maris Proscia, Carson Neidert, Maci Hebert).

14-and-under girls: 1. Maryland All-Stars 50:14.1, 2. Gulf Swimming All-Stars 50:53.6, 3. South Texas All-Stars 54:09.8.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Jonathan Lozano Wins On Final Day Of IMR Challenge At Sunrise


By Sharon Robb

May 1, 2017—On the third and final day of the IMR Challenge at Sunrise Aquatic Center, Jonathan Lozano of South Florida Aquatic Club finished the meet on a winning note.

Lozano, 9, won the 10-and-under 100-meter freestyle in 1:16.40 with a time drop of 3.48.

Lozano finished with 70 points in the high point standings.

Luca Hincapie, 10, was third in the 200-meter individual medley in 3:17.73. He was also third in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:24.85. Hincapie had a team-high 88 points.

Other SOFLO point earners:

Judith-Alison Natino, 58 points.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 58 points.

Owen Smith, 46 points.

Pilar Duranti, 38 points.

Juan Vallmitjana, 33 points.

Abigail-Marie Natino, 23 points.

Joseph-Blake Natino, 17 points.

Mitchell Pecci, 15 points.

Sebastien Bourjolly, 14 points.

Anvitaa Pottigari, 9 points.

Annie Schulze, 6 points.

Saanvi Pottigari, 2 points.

SOFLO swimmers will now find out how they stack up against other swimmers. Up-and-coming swimmers compete around the nation in the IMR Challenge in timed finals and when all results are turned in, the times are rated.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IM (Ready) Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IMR Challenge event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

100-meter freestyle:

9-and-under, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 1:21.00; SOFLO: 13. Pilar Duranti 1:43.89; 10-year-olds, 1. Sara Levin, SF 1:15.91; SOFLO: 14. Annie Schulze 1:39.84, time drop, 15. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:39.90, 16. Anvitaa Pottigari 1:44.41.

200-meter freestyle:

11-year-olds, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 2:38.71; SOFLO: 8. Judith-Alison Natino 3:01.54, time drop; 12-year-olds, 1. Isa Troccoli, SUN 2:25.09; 13-year-olds, 1. Adriana Goodwin, Azura 2:22.89; 14-year-olds, 1. Sarah Schimansky, CSSC 2:26.67; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 2:16.21; 16-year-olds, 1. Zoe Abovitz, Azura 2:26.23; 17-and-over, 1. Barbara Bernal, Azura 2:20.43.

200-meter individual medley:

9-and-under, 1. Sammy Schoenborn, CSSC 3:21.23; SOFLO: 7. Pilar Duranti 37.88; 10-year-olds, 1. Sara Levin SF 3:10.22; 11-year-olds, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 3:01.52; SOFLO: 7. Judith-Alison Natino 3:23.93, time drop; 12-year-olds, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 2:47.57; 13-years-old, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 2:36.82; 14-year-olds, 1. Victoria Martinez-Bruno, Unattached 2:52.34; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 2:34.43; 16-year-olds, 1. Zoe Abovitz, Azura 2:50.34; 17-and-over, 1. Barbara Bernal, Azura 2:46.25.

BOYS

100-meter freestyle:

9-and-under, 1. Jonathan Lozano, SOFLO 1:16.40, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Juan Vallmitjana 1:29.68, 12. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:38.00, time drop; 10-year-old, 1. Hashan Ekanayake, SF 1:17.27; SOFLO: 3. Luca Hincapie 1:24.85.

200-meter freestyle:

11-year-olds, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 2:51.80; SOFLO: 5. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 3:09.23; 12-year-olds, 1. Joshua Justin, PST 2:23.25; 13-year-olds, 1. Grant Aran, CSSC 2:14.60; SOFLO: 13. Mitchell Pecci 2:58.17, 16. Sebastian Bourjolly 3:21.64; 14-year-olds, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 2:13.85; 15-year-olds, 1. Santiago Gomez, Azura 2:05.42; 16-year-olds, 1. Jose Diaz, Azura 2:11.49; 17-and-over, 1. Julian Enrique Iturbe, Azura 1:59.26.

200-meter individual medley:

9-and-under, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 3:12.85; 10-year-olds, 1. Gabriel Landron, SUN 3:15.96; SOFLO: 3. Luca Hincapie 3:17.73; 11-year-olds, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 3:12.99; 12-year-olds, 1. Joshua Justin, PST 2:45.87; 13-year-olds, 1. Troy Spratley, CCPR 2:38.79; SOFLO: 7. Sebastien Bourjolly 3:56.79; 14-year-olds, 1. Mikey Cline, CCPR 2:33.03; 15-year-olds, 1. Brandon Moran, Azura 2:21.07; 16-year-olds, 1. Jose Diaz, Azura 2:31.78; 17-and-over, 1. Gabriel Politi, Azura 2:12.70.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http:///www.swim4soflo.com

Luca Hincapie Leads SOFLO Boys On Day Two Of IMR Challenge At Sunrise


By Sharon Robb

May 1, 2017—Luca Hincapie of South Florida Aquatic Club led the boys’ team Saturday at the IMR Challenge at Sunrise Aquatic Center.

Hincapie, 10, won the 50-meter butterfly in 39.78 and 50-meter breaststroke in 48.88 and was third in 50-meter backstroke in 43.66.

Other top SOFLO boys finishers were:

Jonathan Lozano, 9, second, 50-meter butterfly, 40.52, time drop of 3.87 seconds; second in 50-meter backstroke, 44.38; and third in the 50-meter breaststroke, 50.54, time drop of 2.44 seconds.

Owen Smith, 10, third in the 50-meter breaststroke in 53.34, time drop of 6.64 seconds; and fourth in the 50-meter butterfly, 40.92, time drop of 7.94 seconds.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, third, 50-meter butterfly, 42.39; and sixth in the 50-meterbreaststroke in 55.82.

SOFLO girls were led by the Natino family.

Judith-Alison Natino, 11, was fifth in the 50-meter breaststroke in 49.25 and sixth in the 50-meter backstroke in 44.05 with a time drop of 1.36 seconds.

Abigail-Marie Natino, 10, was fifth in the 50-meter backstroke in 48.25 with a time drop of 2.72 seconds.

The third and final day of the meet is Sunday.

SOFLO swimmers are seeing how they stack up against other swimmers. Up-and-coming swimmers compete around the nation in the IMR Challenge in timed finals.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IM (Ready) Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IMR Challenge event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

50-meter butterfly:

9-and-under, 1. Mariana Montes, CSSC 42.72; SOFLO: 11. Pilar Duranti 55.64; 10-year-olds, 1. Sara Levin, SF 39.04; SOFLO: 12. Abigail-Marie Natino 52.38, time drop, 15. Anvitaa Pottigari 1:02.82; 11-year-olds, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 37.33; SOFLO: 9. Judith-Alison Natino 44.51, time drop; 12-year-olds, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 33.50; SOFLO: 22. Saanvi Pottigari 58.27.

100-meter butterfly:

13-year-olds, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 1:10.94; 14-year-olds, 1. Victoria Martinez-Bruno, Unattached 1:17.21; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:14.81; 16-year-olds, 1. Zoe Abovitz, Azura 1:16.87; 17-and-over, 1. Barbara Bernal, Azura 1:13.15.

50-meter breaststroke:

9-and-under, 1. Sammy Schoenborn, CSSC 48.91; SOFLO: 13. Pilar Duranti 1:02.48; 10-year-olds, 1. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 44.96; SOFLO: 14. Annie Schulze 55.45, time drop, 15. Abigail-Marie Natino 56.55, time drop, 16. Anvitaa Pottigari, SOFLO 57.96; 11-year-olds, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 43.00; SOFLO: 5. Judith-Alison Natino 49.25; 12-year-olds, 1. Kate Kaplan, CCPR 36.76; SOFLO: 15. Saanvi Pottigari 49.20.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-year-olds, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 1:24.99; 14-year-olds, 1. Victoria Martinez-Bruno, Unattached 1:35.07; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:27.44; 16-year-olds, 1. Faith Wehby, SUN 2:03.85; 17-and-over, 1. Barbara Bernal, Azura 1:36.79.

50-meter backstroke:

9-and-under, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 43.95; SOFLO: 7. Pilar Duranti 53.83; 10-year-olds, 1. Sara Levin, SF 43.52; SOFLO: 5. Abigail-Marie Natino 48.25, time drop, 12. Anvitaa Pottigari 52.16, 18. Annie Schulze 54.92; 11-year-olds, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 39.83; SOFLO: 6. Judith-Alison Natino 44.05, time drop; 12-year-olds, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 37.20; SOFLO; 22. Saanvi Pottigari 48.83.

100-meter backstroke:

13-year-olds, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 1:13.38; 14-year-olds, 1. Sarah Schimansky, CSSC 1:24.30; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:12.01; 16-year-olds, 1. Zoe Abovitz, Azura 1:21.29.

BOYS

50-meter butterfly:

9-and-under, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 38.29; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 40.52, time drop, 7. Joseph-Blake Natino 50.24, 9. Juan Vallmitjana 54.41; 10-year-olds, 1. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 39.78; SOFLO: 4. Owen Smith 40.92, time drop; 11-year-olds, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 39.72; SOFLO: 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 42.39; 12-year-olds, 1. Joshua Justin, PST 34.85.

100-meter butterfly:

13-year-olds, 1. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 1:10.64; SOFLO: 11. Mitchell Pecci 1:42.69; 14-year-olds, 1. Daniel Lilley, SFTL 1:07.99; 15-year-olds, 1. Santiago Gomez, Azura 1:03.26; 16-year-olds, 1. Jose Diaz, Azura 1:03.98; 17-and-over, 1. Gabriel Politi, Azura 57.86.

50-meter breaststroke:

9-and-under, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 47.98; SOFLO: 3. Jonathan Lozano 50.54, time drop, 10. Juan Vallmitjana 1:00.52; 10-year-olds, 1. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 48.88; SOFLO: 3. Owen Smith 53.34, time drop; 11-year-olds, 1. Tyler Arbelo, SF 51.74; SOFLO: 6. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 55.82; 12-year-olds, 1. Joshua Justin, PST 41.85.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-year-olds, 1. WilsonWard, CSSC 1:24.71; 14-year-olds, 1. Mikey Cline, CCPR 1:21.35; 15-year-olds, 1. Brandon Moran, Azura 1:09.73; 16-year-olds, 1. Gianna Savino, CSSC 1:19.91; 17-and-over, 1. Alessandro Franceschini, Unattached 1:10.83.

50-meter backstroke:

9-and-under, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 42.00; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 44.38, 13. Juan Vallmitjana 54.92; 10-year-olds, 1. Hashan Ekanayake, SF 42.16; SOFLO: 3. Luca Hincapie 43.66, 4. Owen Smith 45.62, time drop; 11-year-olds, 1. Abelardo Kauefate, SDST 41.85; SOFLO: 4. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 47.15; 12-year-olds, 1. Joshua Justin, PST 34.24.

100-meter backstroke:

13-year-olds, 1. Troy Spratley, CCPR 1:12.94; SOFLO: 12. Mitchell Pecci 1:38.39, 16. Sebastien Bourjolly 1:49.37; 14-year-olds, 1. Mikey Cline, CCPR 1:10.78; 15-year-olds, 1. Brandon Moran, Azura 1:08.29; 16-year-olds, 1. Jose Diaz, Azura 1:05.68; 17-and-over, 1. Gabriel Politi, Azura 1:01.90.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http:///www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Porven Siblings, Christensen, Smith Win During Firecracker 400s On Day One Of Sunrise Meet


By Sharon Robb

April 29, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers won four individual titles, had one second and two thirds in the Firecracker 400s Friday night at the Sunrise Aquatic Center.

The opening night action was part of the three-day IM Ready Challenge.

Brother and sister Lucas and Giada Porven won their events and both turned in time drops.

Porven, 9, won the 400-meter freestyle in a best tie 5:44.79 with an impressive time drop of 21.72. Her previous time was 6:06.51.

Lucas Porven, 11, also won the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 5:23.17 with a time drop of 11.17. His previous best was 5:34.34.

Giada Porven, 9 and under, 400 free, first 5:44.79, time drop

Alexis Christensen, 11, won the 400-meter freestyle in 5:27.73.

Owen Smith, 10, won the 400-meter freestyle in 5:55.62.

Nathanial Garrick, 12, was second in the 400-meter freestyle in 5:16.65.

Leah Pando, 11, was third in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 5:37.51, a time drop of 3.06.

Anastasia Lutz, 10, was third in the 400-meter freestyle in 6:03.14.

Up-and-coming swimmers compete around the nation in the IMR Challenge in timed finals.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IM (Ready) Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IMR Challenge event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

400-meter freestyle:

9-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 5:44.79, time drop; 10-year-olds, 1. Cecilia Mirones, SUN 5:42.80; SOFLO: 3. Anastasia Lutz 6:03.14; 11-year-olds, 1. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 5:27.73; SOFLO: 3. Leah Pando 5:37.51, time drop; 12-year-olds, 1. Anabela Shearer, SUN 5:06.50; SOFLO: 11. Kailey Smith 5:43.46, time drop; 13-year-old, 1. Adriana Goodwin, Azura 4:53.47; 14-year-olds, 1. Gaby Chambers, PST 4:54.63; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 4:44.99; 16-year-olds, 1. Zoe Abovitz, Azura 5:02.57; 17-and-over, 1. Megan Schimansky, CSSC 4:44.15.

400-meter individual medley:

10-year-olds, 1. Sara Levin, SF 6:47.28; 11-year-olds, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 6:28.04; 12-year-olds, 1. Nakai Chinogwenya, SF 6:09.16; 13-year-olds, 1. Giulianna Garcia, CSSC 5:30.35; 14-year-olds, 1. Gina Fimiano, PST 6:00.11; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 5:27.45; 16-year-olds, 1. Ally Drucker, PST 6:38.70; 17-and-over, 1. Megan Schimansky, CSSC 5:35.57.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle:

9-and-under, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 5:56.64; 10-year-olds, 1. Owen Smith, SOFLO 5:55.62; 11-year-olds, 1. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 5:23.17, time drop; 12-year-olds, 1. Joshua Justin, PST 5:10.83, SOFLO: 2. Nathaniel Garrick 5:16.65; 13-year-olds, 1. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 4:34.70; 14-year-olds, 1. Jason Bonasera, CSSC 4:46.61; 15-year-olds, 1. Cristian Tortola, Azura 4:23.54; 16-year-olds, 1. Jose Diaz, Azura 4:32.31; 17-and-over, 1. Franco Lupoli, Azura 4:02.64.

400-meter individual medley:

12-year-olds, 1. Julian Villarta, SF 6:30.44; 13-year-olds, 1. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 5:21.13; 14-year-olds, 1. Connor Marks, CSSC 5:26.57; 15-year-olds, 1. Brandon Moran, Azura 4:57.71; 16-year-olds, 1. Gianni Savino, CSSC 5:40.69; 17-and-over, 1. Julian Enrique Iturbe, Azura 4:51.61.

IF YOU GO

What: Firecracker 400s & IM Ready (LCM) Pentathlon Challenge.

When: Friday-Sunday.

Schedule: Friday, Session I, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 9 a.m.; Sunday, Session III, 9 a.m.

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

Of note: Admission and heat sheets are $3 each per session. Ribbons were awarded at Friday Night Firecracker 400s for top three places in each age group. T-shirts will be given to the top three scorers in each age group for the IMR Pentathlon Challenge. For more information call the swim office at 954-747-4635.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http:///www.swim4soflo.com