Louisville’s Acosta, Bradford-Feldman Top FGC Finishers On Day Two Of TYR Pro Swim Series In Austin; SOFLO’s Golding Races Twice


By Sharon Robb

January 12, 2018—Marcelo Acosta and Rachel Bradford-Feldman, both of the University of Louisville were top Florida Gold Coast finishers Friday in the TYR Pro Swim Series at Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center.

Acosta, 21, was fifth in the 800-meter freestyle in 8:01.14. His seed time was 7:55.70. Zane Grothe, swimming unattached for Mission Viejo, won the event in 7:56.69. Acosta was also 10th in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:51.78 on Thursday night.

Acosta, a junior and El Salvador native, trains with Azura Florida Aquatics. Acosta redshirted to prepare for the 2016 Olympics. He became the first swimmer from El Salvador to qualify for the OLympics with an “A” cut. He also qualified for the 2017 World Championships in Hungary.

Louisville’s Rachel Bradford-Feldman, 20, a former St. Andrew’s swimmer, was fifth in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:14.92.

Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club had two prelim races on Friday. Golding, 17, finished 19th in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:19.35. She was seeded 24th. Her best time is 2:17.19. In the 100-meter freestyle she was 34th in 57.76. Her best time is 56.20.

Golding has completed four of her seven events she is entered in. She has the 50-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly left to swim.

In the most exciting race of the night, veteran swimmer and Olympian Matt Grevers, 32, of Tucson Ford edged Bolles alum Ryan Murphy, 22, of Cal Aquatics in the 100-meter backstroke, 53.73-53.99.

2016 Olympian Tom Shields returned home to Berkley, Calif. after complaining of back and health issues. Shields posted a photo on his Instagram page undergoing cupping at his chiropracter’s office. He has been recovering from a couple of long-needed surgeries and was worn down after training camp.

The TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin is the first of six stops for the series and will be swum in long course meters. Prelims will begin 9 a.m. CST through Saturday with finals beginning at 5:40 p.m. CST on Saturday.

TYR is the official outfitter for South Florida Aquatic Club.

NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin on live television on Olympic Channel on Saturday. Each finals broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. ET. A live webcast of prelims will be available online at usaswimming.org.

AquaKids Sharks Hailey Jerew, 17, and Mary Smutny, 17; Azura Florida Aquatic’s Patricia Casellas, 27, Luis Flores, 23, Edson Lima, 23, Daniel Torres, 26, and Gonzalo Vegas, 20 are also competing for the Florida Gold Coast. Florida Gold Coast college swimmers Marcelo Acosta and Rachael Bradford Feldman are competing for University of Louisville.

Other meet stops are Atlanta, Mesa, Ariz., Indianapolis, Santa Clara, Columbus and U.S. Nationals.

FRIDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

800-meter freestyle: 1. Bingjie Li, China 8:28.98, best time, 2. Kriste Kobrich, China 8:35.65, 3. Hannah Moore, NC State 8:36.87.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Regan Smith, Riptide 59.38, pool record, 2. Taylor Ruck, HPCO 1:00.18, 3. Olivia Smoliga, Athens Bulldogs 1:00.23, 83. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:09.31.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Alys Thomas, Wales 2:09.50, 2. Yufei Zhang, China 2:10.22, 3. Hali Flickinger, Athens Bulldogs 2:10.37, 24. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:18.31.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Katie Meili, New York Athletic Club 1:06.49, 2. Rachel Nicol, UCSC 1:07.70, 3. Molly Hannis, TNAQ 1:07.93, 36. Rachel Bradford-Feldman, UOFL 1:14.10, 46. Patricia Casellas, Azura 1:15.91, 55. Hailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 1:20.54.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Taylor Ruck, HPCO 53.51, 2. Margo Geer, MVN 53.74, 3. Kayla Sanchez, HPCO 54.71, 34. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 57.76, 47. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 57.97, 100. Hailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 1:01.77.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Sydney Pickrem, Texas A&M 2:09.92, pool record, 2. Melanie Margalis, SPA 2:10.66, 3. Madisyn Cox, Longhorn Aquatics 2:10.98, 5. Rachel Bradford-Feldman, Louisville 2:14.92, 19. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:19.35.

MEN

800-meter freestyle: 1. Zane Grothe, MV 7:56.69, 2. Anton Ipsen, NC State 7:57.64, 3. Clark Smith, Longhorn Aquatics 8:00.70, 5. Marcelo Acosta, Louisville 8:01.14.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Matt Grevers, Tucson Ford 53.73, 2. Ryan Murphy, California Aquatis 53.99, 3. Justin Ress, NC State 54.43, 27. Daniel Torres, Azura 57.83.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Chase Kalisz, Athens Bulldogs 1:55.63, 2. Masayu Umemoto, RQ 1:57.64, 3. Jack Conger, Nation’s Capital 1:58.09.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Zibei Yan, China 59.84, 2. Andrew Wilson, Longhorn Aquatics 1:00.90, 3. Nic Fink, Athens Bulldogs 1:01.40.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Nathan Adrian, Cal Aquatics 48.75, 2. Ryan Held, NC State 49.35, 3. Daniel Krueger, McFarland Spartans 49.77, 31. Daniel Torres, Azura 52.59, 40. Jhonny Perez, Azura 53.03.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Chase Kalisz, Athens Bulldogs 1:57.50, 2. Will Licon, Longhorn Aquatics 2:01.08, 3. Carson Foster, Mason Manta Rays 2:01.46,

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

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SOFLO Ready For GCST Winter Open In Fort Myers


By Sharon Robb

FORT MYERS, January 12, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club will compete in the three-day GCST Winter Open Friday through Sunday at Florida Gulf Coast Aquatics Center.

The meet begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. Morning sessions are Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

SOFLO has entered 30 swimmers, 16 girls and 14 boys in 194 individual events and four relay events.

The field features thirteen teams. In addition to SOFLO, teams are Blue Wave Swimming, Carrollwood, Charlotte County, Cyclones, Florida Elite, Greater Tampa Association, host Gulf Coast, Plantation, Swim Florida, Sky Family YMCA Hurricanes and Tornadoes.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are Molly Golding, 14, in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley, Michael Arias, 14, in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle, Giada Porven, 9, in the 50-yard backstroke, 100-yard individual medley, 200-yard freestyle, and 50- and 100-yard butterfly, Samuel Bullen, 12, in the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke, and Alex Viazmetinov, 8, in the 25-yard backstroke.

Other SOFLO swimmers competing against a competitive field are Kaitlyn Barrios, 12; Alexis Christensen, 12; Preston Christensen, 8; Kaitlyn Consuegra, 12; Hashan Ekanayake, 11; Marvam Ekanayake, 11; Mia Escudero, 13; Valeria Garcia, 14; Alex Golding, 13; Logan Gonzalez, 13; Jena Legaspi, 13; Reagan Lowe, 12; Anastasia Lutz, 11; Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 12; Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 12; Lucas Porven, 12; Juancamilo Rivero, 14; Moises Rodriguez, 13; Carleigh Schleicher, 11; Mallory Schleicher, 14; Natalia Sibug, 11; Juan Vallmitjana, 8; Christian Vasquez, 14; and Sarah Vasquez, 10.

IF YOU GO

What: GCST Winter Open

When: Friday-Sunday, Friday, 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Lee County/FGCU Aquatics Center, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers.

Of Note: The meet is an invitational. A field of 524 swimmers is expected. There is an officials clinic Friday at 6 p.m. The results will be posted on Meet Mobile or at http://www.gcst.org.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Makes B Final On Day One Of TYR Pro Swim Series Opener In Austin


By Sharon Robb

January 11, 2018—Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club made the B final against a strong field in the women’s 400-meter individual medley Thursday in the TYR Pro Swim Series at Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center.

Golding, 17, seeded 16th in the event, qualified 16th in 4:55.68 and finished 16th in 4:53.90. Her best time is 4:50.65. St. Petersburg’s Melanie Margalis, 26, won the event in 4:37.43.

Golding was also 45th in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:03.23 off her best time of 1:01.74. Amanda Kendall, 26, swimming unattached for Cal, won the butterfly in 58.29.

It was the first two of seven events Golding is entered in. On Friday she opens with the 100-meter freestyle. She is also swimming the 200-meter individual medley, 50-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly.

Mary Smutny, 17, of AquaKids Sharks was third in the B consolation of the 200-meter freestyle in 2:02.22. Louisville’s Marcelo Acosta, 21, was second in the B final of the 200-meter freestyle in 1:51.78.

The TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin is the first of six stops for the series and will be swum in long course meters. Prelims will begin 9 a.m. CST through Saturday with finals beginning at 5:40 p.m. CST on Friday and Saturday.

TYR is the official outfitter for South Florida Aquatic Club.

NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin on live television on NBC Sports Network on Friday and Olympic Channel on Saturday. Each finals broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. ET. A live webcast of prelims will be available online at usaswimming.org.

AquaKids Sharks Hailey Jerew, 17, and Mary Smutny, 17; Azura Florida Aquatic’s Patricia Casellas, 27, Luis Flores, 23, Edson Lima, 23, Daniel Torres, 26, and Gonzalo Vegas, 20 are also competing for the Florida Gold Coast. Florida Gold Coast college swimmers Marcelo Acosta and Rachael Bradford Feldman are competing for University of Louisville.

Other meet stops are Atlanta, Mesa, Ariz., Indianapolis, Santa Clara, Columbus and U.S. Nationals.

THURSDAY RESULTS
WOMEN

400-meter individual medley: 1. Melanie Margalis, SPA 4:37.43, best time, 2. Madisyn Cox, TXLA 4:42.22, 3. Hannah Moore, NCS 4:47.40, 9. Rachel Bradford-Feldman, UOFL 4:47.14, 16. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:53.90.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Amanda Kendall, Unattached Cal 58.29, 2. Yufei Zhang, China 58.39, 3. Rebecca Smith, HPCO 58.72.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Xuwei Peng, China 2:08.17, 2. Regan Smith, RIPT 2:08.64, 3. Taylor Ruck, HPCO 2:08.90.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Chloe Tutton, SW 2:23.92, 2. Emily Escobedo, COND 2:25.94, 3. Breeja Larson, NYAC 2:28.34.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Bingjie Li, China 1:56.96, 2. Melanie Margalis, SPA 1:58.23, 3. Taylor Ruck, HPCO 1:50.26, 11. Mary Smutny, AK Sharks 2:02.22.

Mixed 200-meter medley relay: 1. Texas A&M 3:49.85, 2. New York Athletic Club 3:52.05, 3. Condors 3:55.04.

MEN

400-meter individual medley: 1. Chase Kalisz, ABSC 4:10.80, pool record, 2. Anton Oerskov Ipsen, NCS 4:19.27, 3. Tristan Cote, UOFC 4:20.93.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Jack Conger, NCAP 51.80, 2. Tripp Cooper, TXLA 53.02, 3. Masayuki Umemoto, RQ 53.09.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Ryan Murphy, CAL 1:56.11, 2. Jacob Pebley, CAL 1:56.40, 3. Carson Foaster, RAYS 2:00.73.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Yan Zibei, China 2:10.33, 2. Joshua Prenot, CAL 2:10.91, 3. Chase Kalisz, ABSC 2:11.21.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Zane Grothe, Unattached-Cal 1:48.18, 2. Clark Smith, TXLA 1:49.34, 3. Matias Koski, ABSC 1:49.91, 10. Marcelo Acosta UOFL 1:51.78.

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

SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Will Compete In TYR Pro Swim Series Opener In Austin


By Sharon Robb

January 11, 2018—After a break from competition, Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club will compete against some of the world’s best at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas.

The meet begins on Thursday at Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center and will continue through Sunday.

The TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin is the first of six stops for the series and will be swum in long course meters. Prelims will begin 9 a.m. CST Thursday through Saturday with finals beginning at 6 p.m. CST on Thursday and 5:40 p.m. CST on Friday and Saturday.

On Thursday and Friday will be conducted in the traditional prelims-finals format with the top 16 swimmers from prelims advancing to the ‘A’ and ‘B’ finals.

On Saturday, the 400 freestyle will have two heats of finals with the addition of a “shoot-out style final” for the 50 meter events. The competition concludes on Sunday at 8 a.m. CST with the timed finals of the men’s and women’s 1500 meter freestyle.

Golding, 17, a 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, opens Thursday with the 400-meter individual medley in which she is seeded 16th in 4:50.65. It is the first of seven events for the talented swimmer.

Golding is also entered in the 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley, 50-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly.

SOFLO teammates Marc Rojas, 23, Rafael Rodriguez, 16, and Kelley Heron, 18, were entered but opted not to compete.

The meet will also feature the newly-created SwimSquad Battles that will be featured during the entire series. Four retired Olympians (Lenny Krayzelburg, Jason Lezak, Natalie Coughlin and Caitlin Sandeno), drafted the entire U.S. National Team along with a few 2016 Olympians. Four squads of six swimmers each will compete for points and prize money that will be awarded to a charity of their choice at the en of the series.

TYR is the official outfitter for South Florida Aquatic Club.

NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin on the NBC Sports App on Thursday, and on live television on NBC Sports Network on Friday and Olympic Channel on Saturday. Each finals broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. ET. A live webcast of prelims will be available online at usaswimming.org.

AquaKids Sharks Hailey Jerew, 17, and Mary Smutny, 17; and Azura Florida Aquatic’s Patricia Casellas, 27, Luis Flores, 23, Edson Lima, 23, Daniel Torres, 26, and Gonzalo Vegas, 20 will also compete for the Florida Gold Coast.

Florida Gold Coast college swimmers Marcelo Acosta and Rachael Bradford Feldman will compete for University of Louisville.

Acosta has two swims that rank in the top-10 of Division I. Acosta owns the fifth-ranked time in the 1,000 freestyle (8:57.04), as well as the sixth-ranked time in the 1650 freestyle (14:45.42). Rachael Bradford-Feldman already has an 800-yard freestyle relay NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 6:58.41, also a school record.

Other meet stops are Atlanta, Mesa, Ariz., Indianapolis, Santa Clara, Columbus and U.S. Nationals.

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

Happy New Year: South Florida Aquatic Club Celebrates 2017, Looks Forward To New Goals In 2018


By Sharon Robb

January 1, 2018—It takes a village for a successful swim program like South Florida Aquatic Club.

Coaches, swimmers, parents, booster club, office staff, facility, officials, sponsors, school support, media and fans all play an integral role.

Then there are goals, hard work, dedication, motivation and sacrifice.

There’s also the down side. The losing and not swimming a best time at every meet. That’s the learning experience that teaches a swimmer humility and also a powerful motivator to work harder.

Year in and year out, SOFLO swimmers have learned their lessons well and continued their successful climb in 2017.

As everyone celebrated the New Year and took a little time off away from the pool, it’s always fun to look back to see what SOFLO accomplished over twelve months. From world-class international meets to sizzlers and masters meets, the tireless work ethic, commitment and passion were never more evident this year.

Success is never taken for granted at SOFLO. After outstanding past seasons, SOFLO improved across the board enjoying success at every level during 2017 and raised the bar once again for 2018.

The largest team in the Florida Gold Coast and one of the state’s largest never lost sight of the importance of the team concept which has become its trademark through the years.

“Our kids challenge themselves and push themselves past their comfort zone and it does show,” said SOFLO CEO and head coach Chris Anderson. “SOFLO has created an infrastructure with its coaches and staff that cultivates a high level of continuing excellence. We have a winning culture.”

Now entering its 18th year, the first ten as Comets Swim Team and eighth year as SOFLO, the team is looking forward to even more success at the local, state, national and international levels in 2018.

As the New Year gets under way with new dreams, goals and resolutions, let’s reflect on some of last year’s highlights including team and individual accomplishments.

SOFLO’s Top 10 Moments in 2017 were:

1. SOFLO makes team history by capturing its eighth consecutive team title and 14th overall at the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Long Course Junior Olympics. It was the fifth consecutive year that the club won back-to-back short and long course titles in the same year.

2. SOFLO five-peats Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships in its home pool. It was the fifth time SOFLO swimmers accomplished the feat in the same season.

3. Longtime SOFLO swimmer Marc Rojas represented the Dominican Republic at the FINA World Championships.

4. SOFLO earned the highly-coveted USA Swimming Bronze Medal Club Excellence Award for the seventh time in eight years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).

5. SOFLO sent more than three dozen swimmers to the BCAA and FHSAA High School State Meets including Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding and Heath Brames of Cooper City, Paige Lane and Juan Diaz of Cypress Bay and Kelley Heron and Ricardo Roche of Pembroke Pines Charter. Golding and Heron were named 2016-17 Scholastic All-Americans.

6. At age 44, SOFLO masters swimmer and triathlete Evelyn Herrmann Salama crossed the finish line at the Hawaii Ironman in Kona, the granddaddy of all Ironmans. It was her fourth completed Ironman distance event. She is now training for the 2018 Boston Marathon.

7. SOFLO masters swimmer and City of Pembroke Pines police sergeant Jennifer Martin won seven gold medals, one silver medal and broke five world records over four days at the World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles.

8. Gina Grant, a first-year SOFLO masters swimmer, raised awareness and became a role model for Special Olympics athletes. At the recent Aquascalientes, Mexico for the Athletes Without Limits USA Team, she brought home a bronze medal in the 400 individual medley. At the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic in Orlando, she won 13 gold medals and one silver medal, high point award and broke three records.

9. SOFLO swimmers shined at All-Stars, Speedo Sectionals, Futures Championships and Speedo Junior Nationals.

10. SOFLO swimmers make college commitments including Kathleen Golding (Florida), Kelley Heron (Michigan State), CJ Kopecki (Seton Hall) and Ricardo Roche (Florida State).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Three SOFLO Swimmers Earn Broward All-County First Team Honors


By Sharon Robb

December 26, 2017—-For the second year in a row, South Florida Aquatic Club had three of its high school swimmers earn 2017 Broward All-County first team honors.

Selected by the Sun-Sentinel and announced last week, Kathleen Golding of Cooper City, Kelley Heron of Pembroke Pines Charter and Juan Diaz of Cypress Bay earned first team honors.

Golding, a junior and University of Florida commit, was named to the first team for the third consecutive year. Golding was selected in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle.

Golding is a three-time state champion in the 200-yard individual medley with a best time of 1:59.72. She was a state runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.79. She was a member of the seventh place 200-yard medley relay team making its state meet debut.

Golding is joined by her high school coach Jill Ankney for the first time. The Cowboys finished 7-1 and were district and region runners-up. The Cowboys were eighth at the state meet with 10 swimmers and two divers.

Heron, a senior and Michigan State commit, was named first team for the second straight year in the 100-yard backstroke. The MVP leaves behind two high school records in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.22 and 100-yard backstroke in 56.33.

Diaz made first team on the 400-yard freestyle relay with teammates Diego Machado, Luis Bucaro and Diego Homes with a season-best 3:11.47. Diaz was also among the county’s Top 10 in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle.

Diaz’ high school coach John Spire was named Boys Coach of the Year. The Lightning won BCAA, district and region boys team titles and was 11th at state.

Junior Ricardo Roche of Pembroke Pines Charter and freshman Paige Lane of Cypress Bay earned second team honors. Roche was selected for the 500-yard freestyle and Lane, making her high school debut, was picked in the 200-yard freestyle.

Earning Honorable Mention honors were CJ Kopecki and Kevin Porto of American Heritage Plantation; Heath Brames of Cooper City; Rafael Rodriguez of Pembroke Pines Charter; Juan Serna of West Broward; Sam Quintero of Sagemont; Molly Golding of Cooper City; and Sarah Acevedo of Everglades.

Patrick Groters of NSU University School and Aruba was named the Boys Swimmer of the Year. The University of Denver commit won a state title in the 100-yard backstroke and was state runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley.

Westminster Academy senior and University of Virginia commit Jessica Nava was named Girls Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive year. She defended her title in the 100-yard butterfly in a state record 53.39 and won the 100-yard backstroke in 55.10

It was one of SOFLO’s finest showings on an all-county team since the program’s inception. Only Broward County swimmers were eligible. The Miami Herald is expected to announce its Broward and Dade all-county teams in January.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Captures Combined And Boys Team Titles At Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

December 19, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club won the combined and boys team titles on the final day of the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Sunday at Sunrise Civic Center.

The SOFLO boys team won with 815 points. Sunrise Swimming was runner-up with 575. The SOFLO girls team was second with 615 points behind Sunrise Swimming with 666. SOFLO won the combined team title with 1,430 points. Sunrise Swimming was second with 1,241.

SOFLO swimmers wrapped up another successful day on Sunday with several wins and time drops.

Among SOFLO’s top finishers were:

SOFLO girls won the 7-10 and 11-12 200-yard freestyle relays. The 7-10 relay wo 2:12.13 with Fiorella Di Salvo, Sarah Vasquez, Sofia Lugo and Mariana Pinto. The 11-12 relay won in 1:52.80 with Ava Kuznik, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Anastasia Lutz and Valerie Vank.

SOFLO boys won the 11-12 and 13-14 200-yard freestyle relays. The 11-12 relay won in 1:53.25 with Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Matthew Kim and Samuel Bullen. The 13-14 relay of Juan Colmenares, Christopher Hau, Enrique Rodriguez and Michal Arias won in 1:36.64.

Fiorella Di Salvo, first, 200-yard individual medley, 2:41.72, time drop; first, 100-yard freestyle, 1:06.84, time drop; first, 100-yard butterfly, 1:17.71, time drop.

Mariana Pinto, first, 50-yard backstroke, 36.72; first, 50-yard breaststroke, 41.61, time drop.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, first, 50-yard backstroke, 32.58, time drop.

Javier Colmenares, first, 200-yard individual medley, 2:23.92, time drop.

Juan Colmenares, first, 200-yard individual medley, 2:06.20, time drop; first 100-yard butterfly, 56.55, time drop; first, 200-yard backstroke, 2:07.83, time drop.

Samuel Bullen, first, 100-yard freestyle, 59.46, time drop; first, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:38.63; first, 50-breaststroke, 32.94.

Michael Arias, first, 100-yard freestyle, 48.96, time drop.

Matthew Kim, first, 50-yard backstroke, 31.86, time drop.

Derek Hau, first, 50-yard breaststroke, 41.47, time drop.

SOFLO swept the top four places in the 11-12 50-yard backstroke lead by winner Hartley Pitters-Hinds in a best time 32.58.

SOFLO had the largest contingent at the three-day meet with 55 swimmers (32 boys and 23 girls) in 291 individual events and 11 relays.

HOLIDAY CHAMPS SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,430, 2. Sunrise Swimming 1,241, 3. Cyclones Swim Team 460, 4. Asoc. Natacion El Milenio 418, 5. Pine Crest Swim Team 375, 6. Stingray Swim Club 189.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sunrise Swimming 666, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 615, 3. Asoc. Natacion El Milenio 287, 4. Pine Crest Swim Team 244, 5. Cyclones Swim Team 206, 6. Stingray Swim Club 123.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. SOFLO A 2:12.13 (Fiorella DiSalvo, Sarah Vasquez, Sofia Lugo, Mariana Pinto); 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 1:52.80 (Ava Kuznik, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Anastasia Lutz, Valerie Vank); 13-14, 1. Sunrise 1:47.54, 2. SOFLO A 1:54.54 (Sabrina Osorio, Mia Escudero, Valeria Garcia, Fabiana Avendano); 15-18, 1. Milen 1:55.71.

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 2:41.72, time drop, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 2:45.44, time drop, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 2:49.27, time drop; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 2:16.66, 2. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 2:24.33, time drop; 13-14, 1. Isa Troccoli, SUN 2:22.1915-18, 1. Adrianna Barone, PC 2:13.76.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 1:06.84, time drop; 11-12, 1. Teresa Landron, SUN 1:02.29, 2. Kailey Smith, SOFLO 1:03.05, time drop, 3. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 1:03.83, 4. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 1:03.98; 13-14, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 54.33; 15-18, 1. Sam Bailey, SSC 53.78. 2. Sarah Jackson, SSC 55.15, 3. Alana Acevedo, SOFLO 1:00.08, time drop, 4. Ruth Kauffman, SOFLO 1:00.86, time drop.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 36.72; 11-12, 1. Hartley Pitters-Hinds, SOFLO 32.58, time drop, 2. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 33.64, time drop, 3. Kailey Smith, SOFLO 33.94, time drop, 4. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 34.61, time drop; 13-14, 1. Anabela Shearer, SUN 30.70, 2. Fabiana Avendano, SOFLO 31.76, time drop; 15-18, 1. Ella Plunkett, SSC 27.24.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 2:28.60, 2. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 2:56.53, time drop, prelims, 2. Valerie Vank 2:39.18; 13-14, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 2:31.81, 2. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 2:39.39, time drop; 15-18, 1. Valery Nicole Ramirez, Milen 2:32.21.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SFLO 1:17.71, time drop, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:26.19; 11-12, 1. Teresa Landron, SUN 1:08.78, 2. Kailey Smith, SOFLO 1:11.68, time drop, 3. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 1:18.42, 4. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:20.07, time drop; 13-14, 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:04.24; 15-18, 1. Valery Nicole Ramirez, MILEN 59.36, 2. Adrianna Barone, PC 1:00.05, 3. Alana Acevedo, SOFLO 1:07.58, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 41.61, time drop, 4. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 43.42; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 31.86, 2. Natalia Sibug, SOFLO 35.82, time drop, 3. tie, Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 38.10, time drop, 3. tie, Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 38.10, 5. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 39.75, time drop, prelims Valerie Vank 34.27, time drop; 13-14, 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 31.75, 4. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 34.37; 15-18, 1. Sarah Jackson, SSC 31.50.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Illari Rilo, SUN 2:21.73, 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds, SOFLO 2:35.67, time drop, 4. Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 2:37.85; 13-14, 1. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 2:18.36; 15-18, 1. Sam Bailey, SSC 2:10.28; 5. Ruth Kauffman, SOFLO 2:33.07, time drop.

1,650-yard freestye:
11-12, 1. Illan Rilo, SUN 19:40.28; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 18:35.66, 7. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 20:19.25.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 815, 2. Sunrise Swimming 575, 3. Cyclones Swim Team 254, 4. Pine Crest 131, Asoc. Natacion El Milenio 131, 6. Stingray Swim Club 66.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise 2:03.04, 2. SOFLO 2:22.47; 11-12, 1. SOFLO 1:53.25 (Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Matthew Kim, Samuel Bullen), 2. Sunrise 2:00.81; 13-14, 1. SOFLO 1:36.64 (Juan Colmenares, Christopher Hau, Enrique Rodriguez, Michael Arias); 15-18, 1. CCPR 1:37.74.

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 2:41.25; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:23.92, time drop, 2. Matthew Kim, SOFLO 2:30.08, time drop, 3. Gavin Sheyda, SOFLO 2:41.79, time drop; 13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 2:06.20, time drop, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:09.88, time drop, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:16.73, time drop, 4. Alex Golding, SOFLO 2:18.52, time drop, 5. Christopher Hau, SOFLO 2:19.07; 15-18, 1. Isaiah Reily, CCPR 2:25.50.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 1:03.60; 11-12, 1. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 59.46, time drop, 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 1:03.31, 5. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 1:08.24; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 48.96, time drop, 2. Troy Spratley, CC 53.43, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 54.34, time drop, 5. Christopher Hau, SOFLO 57.00; time drop; 15-18, 1. Robby Wilson, CC 49.86, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 50.13.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Ares Rilo,SUN 33.91, 3. Derek Hau, SOFLO 38.18, time drop, 5. Benjamin Kim 38.89; 11-12, 1. Matthew Kim, SOFLO 31.86, time drop, 2. Noah Rodriguez-Mora, SUN 34.23, 3. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 36.12, 5. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 37.50, time drop; 13-14, 1. Troy Spratley, CC 28.65, 2. Alex Golding, SOFLO 29.91; 15-18, 1. Sheldon Win, PC 27.63, 2. Ty Lezotte, SOFLO 28.57, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 2:38.63, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:44.12, time drop; 13-14, 1. Wyatt Denhard, PC 2:29.48; 15-18, 1. Kenneth Glidden, SSC 2:22.06.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:13.37; 11-12, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 1:10.73, 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 1:11.03, 3. Josue Paiz, SUN 1:13.39, 4. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 1:14.77; 13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 56.55, time drop, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 59.23, time drop, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:02.92; 15-18, 1. John Bodden, SSC 53.14.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Derek Hau, SOFLO 41.47, time drop, 2. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 42.13, time drop,5. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 49.46, time drop; 11-12, 1. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 32.94, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 35.41, time drop, 3. Matthew Kim, SOFLO 36.07; 13-14, 1. Wyatt Denhard, PC 31.40, 2. Andrew Olsen, MILEN 31.55, 3. Christopher Hau, SOFLO 32.04, time drop; 15-18, 1. Kenneth Glidden, SSC 30.34, 6. Berwyn Hau, SOFLO 32.41, time drop, 7. Johnny Bastos, SOFLO 32.90, time drop.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora, SUN 2:37.29, 2. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 2:47.47; 13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 2:07.83, time drop, 2. Alex Golding, SOFLO 2:16.32, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:17.15, time drop; 15-18, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:59.87.

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Gabriel Landron, SUN 21:17.47; 15-18, 1. John Bodden, SSC 16:38.65.

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