SOFLO HAS GOOD WEEKEND OF SWIMMING, AGE GROUP SWIMMERS, COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED

SOFLO HAS GOOD WEEKEND OF SWIMMING, AGE GROUP SWIMMERS, COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

South Florida Aquatic Club age group coaches Bruno Darzi, Chris Jackson and Josh Laban couldn’t be happier.

With meets nearly every weekend, the club’s swimmers are gearing up for what promises to be an outstanding summer.

SOFLO was able to split squads June 4-6. Swimmers competed at the North Palm Beach Summer Kickoff that featured more than 400 swimmers and 19 teams in Pompano Beach and FLA Open Invitational at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

“Overall, it was pretty good,” said Darzi, head age group coach. “The younger kids did better than some of the older kids. It could have been because of training or the weather. It was extremely hot on the pool deck and a lot of kids had a hard time racing.”

For most of the swimmers it was their first long course meet of the summer. For others, it was their second after competing in Longwood.

Ten-year-old Eden Cooke continued her success in the 9-10 age group competition at the North Palm Beach Summer Kickoff.

A day after winning three events and swimming two career-best times, Cooke continued her winning ways on the second and final day of the meet with three more victories and three career-best times.

Cooke won the 100-meter freestyle in a career-best time, 1:10.64. Her seed time was 1:10.96. She won the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 46.27, a big drop from her previous best of 49.70. She won the 50-meter backstroke in a best time 37.52, dropping 2/100th  off her previous best.

Kylie Herman, 12, was second in the girls’ 11-12 100-meter freestyle in a best time 1:08.95. Her previous best was 1:10.70. She was also second in the 100-meter butterfly in a career-best 1:21.54. Her previous best was 1:25.24.

Steph Campo, 12, was third in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:15.94 and fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:59.10.

Danielle Ginzburg, 12, was third in the 11-12 50-meter backstroke in a best time of 38.01. Her previous time was 39.56.

Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, got in more race experience against good competition.

In an exciting race against St. Andrew’s Wali Toulson, 16, Boisson-Yates finished second in the 100-meter freestyle in a best time of 56.73. His previous best was 1:00.78. Toulson beat him to the wall in 56.31. Boisson-Yates took another second in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:33.56. Connor Knight, 17, of North Palm Beach won in 2:16.05.

Coral Springs Swim Club’s 8-and-unders flexed their muscles. Delaney Biro, 8, was third in the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time of 59.90. Her previous best was 1:05.90.

FLA OPEN INVITATIONAL

Age group coach Josh Laban, based at Mullins Park, praised his swimmers’ efforts during the three-day FLA Open Invitational at Florida Atlantic University’s pool in Boca Raton.

“I think they swam great,” Laban said. “We had a couple of weeks to get ready for this meet. A lot of these kids never swam long course before. A lot of them had no seed times.

“These kids are novice level so the more races they can compete in, they will establish their times and get better. The kids had a good time at the meet and got along. The parents were great.”

One of the adversities swimmers were faced with was the heat, humidity and high deck temperature. It gave Laban the opportunity to stress to his young swimmers how important hydration is before and after races.

“We let the parents know through emails how important it was to keep the kids hydrated under those conditions,” Laban said. “We knew the weekend was going to be long and grueling and we wanted them to be prepared their first time out of the gate.”

Despite the heat, the swimmers enjoyed the meet and had fun.

“This kind of meet was perfect for kids who are novices and just getting involved in the sport,” Laban said. “They had opportunities to succeed and feel great about their times. There were a couple of heat winners. It’s always good to win your heat.”

Laban was happy with all of his red, green and gold team swimmers but added there were some good, all-around performances.

Laban said among the most outstanding were: (Red Team): Gianni Savino, Zoe Bonner; (Green Team): Julie Mason, Justin Irwin; (Gold Team): Sebastian Vargas, Dewey Carpenter, Lauren Smith.

Older swimmers at the FLA meet including Matthew Bellew, 25, and Caroline Kuczynski, 19, used the meet as a training gauge. They also served as role models for the younger swimmers.

Bellew won the 200-meter breaststroke (2:30.14), 100-meter breaststroke (1:06.97) and 50-meter breaststroke (30.90).

Kuczynski, home for the summer after a successful freshman season at Arizona State, won the 100-meter butterfly (1:05.16) and 50-meter butterfly (29.46) and was third in the 50-meter freestyle (28.63).

Nicole Schein, 17, won the 100-meter breaststroke (1:20.40).

FLA OPEN INVITATIONAL SOFLO RESULTS

(Held at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, June 4-6)

GIRLS

200-meter breaststroke: 15-and-over, 7. Brittany Hanson, 15, 3:17.13.

100-meter butterfly: 15-and-over, 1. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 1:05.16, 8. Linea Cutter, 16, 1:13.52.

50-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 4. Natasha Payamps, 14, 31.27, 16. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 37.88, 17. Emily Briano, 13, 38.18; 15-and-over: 3. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 28.63, 4. Linea Cutter, 16, 28.82, 11. Kirsten Garza, 15, 31.19, 12. Brittany Hanson, 15, 31.47, 13. Carina Tenaglia, 15, 31.58, 21. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 34.71, 22. Jacqueline Alexander, 15, 34.79.

200-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 2. Natasha Payamps, 14, 2:56.80; 15-and-over, 6. Brittany Hanson, 15, 2:45.71, 7. Linea Cutter, 16, 2:46.39, 9. Kirsten Garza, 15, 2:56.85, 13. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 3:13.13.

50-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 9. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 47.13, 11. Emily Briano, 13, 51.58; 15-and-over, 13. Jacqueline Alexander, 15, 46.88, 16. Hana Suessenguth, 15, 50.06.

200-meter butterfly: 15-and-over, 4. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 2:32.77.

50-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 8. Natasha Payamps, 14, 39.37; 15-and-over, 5. Linea Cutter, 16, 35.17, 12. Carina Tenaglia, 15, 36.22, 13. Brittany Hanson, 15, 36.78, 15. Kirsten Garza, 15, 37.75, 21. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 43.45.

100-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 7. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 1:43.36, 9. Emily Briano, 13, 1:48.42; 15-and-over, 1. Nicole Schein, 17, 1:20.40, 7. Kristina Nork, 15, 1:28.25.

100-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 5. Natasha Payamps, 14, 1:10.25; 15-and-over, 6. Linea Cutter, 16, 1:03.67, 14. Kirsten Garza, 15, 1:07.89, 19. Kristina Nork, 15, 1:10.25, 28. Nicole Schein, 17, 1:13.80, 30. Sofia Gonella, 18, 1:14.93, 32. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 1:17.89, 34. Hana Suessenguth, 15, 1:19.37.

50-meter butterfly: 14-and-under, 9. Catalina Gonella, 13, 42.44, 10. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 45.66, 11. Emily Briano, 13, 46.10; 15-and-over, 1. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 29.46, 6. Linea Cutter, 16, 32.75, 8. Carina Tenaglia, 15, 32.93, 11. Brittany Hanson, 15, 34.67, 19. Kristina Nork, 15, 36.54, 21. Sofia Gonella, 18, 37.92, 23. Nicole Schein, 17, 39.90.

100-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 8. Catalina Gonella, 13, 1:41.01; 15-and-over, 5. Linea Cutter, 16, 1:16.00, 10. Brittany Hanson, 15, 1:18.11, 11.Carina Tenaglia, 15, 1:19.86, 16. Kirsten Garza, 15, 1:23.12, 22. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 1:34.74.

BOYS

200-meter breaststroke: 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Bellew, 25, 2:30.14.

100-meter butterfly: 14-and-under, 14. Tomas Kloosterman, 1:20.32, 17. Joshua Cutter, 14, 1:25.38; 15-and-over, 12. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 1:05.75.

50-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 9. Joshua Cutter, 14, 30.73, 14. Josh Moscovitch, 14, 33.42; 15-and-over, 2. Justin Grigull, 18, 26.03, 19. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 28.30, 25. Derek Lamping, 18, 30.45, 26. Michael Minichiello, 18, 30.67, 27. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 31.16.

200-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 10. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 3:01.53.

50-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 4. Joshua Cutter, 14, 38.62, 12. Josh Moscovitch, 14, 45.84, 18. Charles Santamaria, 13, 57.95; 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Bellew, 25, 30.90, 9. Nicholas Nocera, 16, 40.70, 12. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 42.13, 13. Derek Maguire, 16, 42.30.

200-meter butterfly: 15-and-over, 12. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 2:32.70; 14-and-under, 4. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 2:49.79.

50-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 4. Kyle Desrosiers, 14, 36.09, 11. Charles Santamaria, 13, 47.82; 15-and-over, 10. Benjamin Neubauer, 17, 33.71, 17. Nicholas Nocera, 16, 37.77.

100-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 3. Joshua Cutter, 14, 1:23.99; 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Bellew, 25, 1:06.97, 8. Brian Arnaud, 16, 1:22.30, 15. Derek Maguire, 16, 1:37.79.

100-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 8. Kyle Desrosiers, 14, 1:05.55, 17. Josh Moscovitch, 14, 1:22.22, 20. Charles Santamaria, 13, 1:28.95; 15-and-over, 3. Justin Grigull, 18, 56.38, 24. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 1:02.95, 25. Benjamin Neubauer, 17, 1:03.41, 29. Brian Arnaud, 16, 1:05.14, 32. Nicholas Nocera, 16, 1:07.25, 34. Derek Maguire, 16, 1:09.67, 35. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 1:10.06.

 50-meter butterfly:  14-and-under, 12. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 34.88, 14. Joshua Cutter, 14, 36.77, 18. Charles Santamaria, 13, 49.61; 15-and-over, 12. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 29.87, 19. Benjamin Neubauer, 17, 31.05, 20. Michael Minichiello, 18, 31.45, 23. Brian Arnaud, 16, 34.11, 28. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 36.46.

100-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 5. Kyle Desrosiers, 14, 1:19.01, 8. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 1:28.20, 10. Joshua Cutter, 14, 1:32.25; 15-and-over, 3. Justin Grigull, 18, 1:08.70.

NORTH PALM BEACH LONG COURSE SUMMER KICKOFF

(Held at Pompano Beach Municipal Pool, June 5-6)

DAY TWO RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley: 11-12, 7. Jenna Deal, 12, 3:02.78, 16. Camila Vara, 11, 3:32.78; Open, 11. Haley Wright, 13, 2:53.32.

100-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Eden Cooke, 10, 1:10.64, 18. Megan Schimansky, 10, 1:30.29, 33. Ashley Tan, 9, 1:40.25, 42. Lauren Noyola, 9, 1:47.32, 52. Daniela Gomez, 10, 2:33.41; 11-12, 2. Kylie Herman, 12, 1:08.95, 7. Missy Walters, 12, 1:11.90, 8. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 1:11.96, 12. Audrey Mason, 12, 1:12.25, 14. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 1:12.88, 20. Ally Waters, 11, 1:17.97, 22. Charlene Forti, 11, 1:18.55, 28. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 1:21.66, 35. Camila Vara, 11, 1:24.65, 37. Kristin Sauer, 11, 1:28.44, 42. Lauren Smith, 11, 1:36.62, 44. Kristen Tabia, 11, 1:39.09, 46. Lilian Skopp, 11, 1:43.27; Open, 7. Steph Campo, 12, 1:06.15, 18. Haley Wright, 13, 1:09.70, 24. Lindsey Sauer, 13, 1:11.83.

200-meter breaststroke: Open, 7. Audrey Mason, 12, 3:13.96, 10. Lindsey Sauer, 13, 3:20.09.

50-meter breaststroke: 8-and-under, 3. Delaney Biro, 8, CSSC 59.90, 5. Mandi Jaffe, 8, CSSC 1:03.96, 7. Lydia Szakacs, CSSC 1:05.33; 9-10, 1. Eden Cooke, 10, 46.27, 18. Megan Schimansky, 10, 59.24, 19. Isabella Pittinger, 10, 59.25, 31. Daniela Gomez, 10, 1:20.92; 11-12, 4. Audrey Mason, 12, 42.37, 5. Jenna Deal, 12, 44.36, 6. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 44.57, 12. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 47.20, 18. Ally Walters, 11, 48.53, 20. Charlene Forti, 11, 49.52, 21. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 49.79, 33. Camila Vara, 11, 55.49, 34. Kristen Tabia, 11, 56.21, 38. Lauren Smith, 11, 1:00.57, 39. Lilian Skopp, 11, 1:01.20, 40. Jaidyn Baker, 12, 1:03.74.

100-meter backstroke: Open, 3. Steph Campo, 12, 1:15.94.

50-meter backstroke: 8-and-under, 1. Delaney Biro, 8, 47.99, 10. Mandi Jaffe, 8, 59.56, 13. Lydia Szakacs, 8, 1:05.75; 9-10, 1. Eden Cooke, 10, 37.52, 9. Megan Schimansky, 10, 48.13, 23. Ashley Tan, 9, 54.60, 33. Daniela Gomez, 10, 1:18.88; 11-12, 3. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 38.01, 5. Missy Walters, 12, 39.34, 6. Kylie Herman, 12, 40.39, 11. Jenna Deal, 12, 41.24, 12. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 41.43, 16. Charlene Forti, 11, 44.67, 21. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 46.26, 24. Kristin Sauer, 11, 48.40, 31. Kristen Tabia, 11, 54.66, 33. Lauren Smith, 11, 55.58, 35. Lilian Skopp, 11, 57.68.

100-meter butterfly: 11-12, 2. Kylie Herman, 12, 1:21.54, 10. Missy Walters, 12, 1:32.92, 15. Kristin Sauer, 11, 1:48.09.

400-meter freestyle: 4. Steph Campo, 12, 4:59.10.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley: 10-and-under, 5. Gus Cohn, 9, 3:29.26, 8. Justin Irwin, 9, 4:31.79.

100-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 4. Gus Cohn, 9, 1:18.95, 20. Justin Irwin, 9, 1:46.91; 11-12, 4. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 1:10.76, 17. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 1:25.85, 18. Sebastien Parks, 11, 1:26.49, 21. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 1:32.70, 22. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 1:34.39; Open, 2. Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, 56.73, 19. August Charni, 13, 1:04.91, 28. Bryce Pierce, 13, 1:09.03, 33. Charles Schwab, 13, 1:11.36, 42. Pedro Cunha, 13, 1:29.82, 43. Brett Sevigny, 13, 1:49.70.

100-meter backstroke: Open, 17. August Charni, 13, 1:17.71, 22. Bryce Pierce, 13, 1:23.12, 26. Charles Schwab, 13, 1:28.12, 32. Pedro Cunha, 13, 2:02.23, 33. Brett Sevigny, 13, 2:12.52.

200-meter butterfly: Open, 2. Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, 2:33.56.

50-meter breaststroke: 9-10, 7. Gus Cohn, 9, 55.14, 19. Justin Irwin, 9, 1:07.36; 11-12, 11. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 53.26, 14. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 57.98, 16. Sebastien Parks, 11, 1:01.85, 18. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 1:09.91, 19. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 1:13.06.

50-meter backstroke: 8-and-under, 10. Harrison Jaffe, 8, 1:07.97; 9-10, 14. Manuel Sisnandez, 10, 58.74, 18. Gianni Savino, 9, 1:05.86, 19. Riley Frost, 9, 1:07.96, 22. Gannen Tages, 9, 1:10.60; 11-12, 7. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 39.11, 16. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 44.17, 18. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 47.49, 20. Sebastien Parks, 11, 50.64, 22. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 53.46

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SOFLO HAS GOOD WEEKEND OF SWIMMING, AGE GROUP SWIMMERS, COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED

SOFLO HAS GOOD WEEKEND OF SWIMMING, AGE GROUP SWIMMERS, COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

South Florida Aquatic Club age group coaches Bruno Darzi, Chris Jackson and Josh Laban couldn’t be happier.

With meets nearly every weekend, the club’s swimmers are gearing up for what promises to be an outstanding summer.

SOFLO was able to split squads June 4-6. Swimmers competed at the North Palm Beach Summer Kickoff that featured more than 400 swimmers and 19 teams in Pompano Beach and FLA Open Invitational at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

“Overall, it was pretty good,” said Darzi, head age group coach. “The younger kids did better than some of the older kids. It could have been because of training or the weather. It was extremely hot on the pool deck and a lot of kids had a hard time racing.”

For most of the swimmers it was their first long course meet of the summer. For others, it was their second after competing in Longwood.

Ten-year-old Eden Cooke continued her success in the 9-10 age group competition at the North Palm Beach Summer Kickoff.

A day after winning three events and swimming two career-best times, Cooke continued her winning ways on the second and final day of the meet with three more victories and three career-best times.

Cooke won the 100-meter freestyle in a career-best time, 1:10.64. Her seed time was 1:10.96. She won the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 46.27, a big drop from her previous best of 49.70. She won the 50-meter backstroke in a best time 37.52, dropping 2/100th  off her previous best.

Kylie Herman, 12, was second in the girls’ 11-12 100-meter freestyle in a best time 1:08.95. Her previous best was 1:10.70. She was also second in the 100-meter butterfly in a career-best 1:21.54. Her previous best was 1:25.24.

Steph Campo, 12, was third in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:15.94 and fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:59.10.

Danielle Ginzburg, 12, was third in the 11-12 50-meter backstroke in a best time of 38.01. Her previous time was 39.56.

Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, got in more race experience against good competition.

In an exciting race against St. Andrew’s Wali Toulson, 16, Boisson-Yates finished second in the 100-meter freestyle in a best time of 56.73. His previous best was 1:00.78. Toulson beat him to the wall in 56.31. Boisson-Yates took another second in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:33.56. Connor Knight, 17, of North Palm Beach won in 2:16.05.

Coral Springs Swim Club’s 8-and-unders flexed their muscles. Delaney Biro, 8, was third in the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time of 59.90. Her previous best was 1:05.90.

FLA OPEN INVITATIONAL

Age group coach Josh Laban, based at Mullins Park, praised his swimmers’ efforts during the three-day FLA Open Invitational at Florida Atlantic University’s pool in Boca Raton.

“I think they swam great,” Laban said. “We had a couple of weeks to get ready for this meet. A lot of these kids never swam long course before. A lot of them had no seed times.

“These kids are novice level so the more races they can compete in, they will establish their times and get better. The kids had a good time at the meet and got along. The parents were great.”

One of the adversities swimmers were faced with was the heat, humidity and high deck temperature. It gave Laban the opportunity to stress to his young swimmers how important hydration is before and after races.

“We let the parents know through emails how important it was to keep the kids hydrated under those conditions,” Laban said. “We knew the weekend was going to be long and grueling and we wanted them to be prepared their first time out of the gate.”

Despite the heat, the swimmers enjoyed the meet and had fun.

“This kind of meet was perfect for kids who are novices and just getting involved in the sport,” Laban said. “They had opportunities to succeed and feel great about their times. There were a couple of heat winners. It’s always good to win your heat.”

Laban was happy with all of his red, green and gold team swimmers but added there were some good, all-around performances.

Laban said among the most outstanding were: (Red Team): Gianni Savino, Zoe Bonner; (Green Team): Julie Mason, Justin Irwin; (Gold Team): Sebastian Vargas, Dewey Carpenter, Lauren Smith.

Older swimmers at the FLA meet including Matthew Bellew, 25, and Caroline Kuczynski, 19, used the meet as a training gauge. They also served as role models for the younger swimmers.

Bellew won the 200-meter breaststroke (2:30.14), 100-meter breaststroke (1:06.97) and 50-meter breaststroke (30.90).

Kuczynski, home for the summer after a successful freshman season at Arizona State, won the 100-meter butterfly (1:05.16) and 50-meter butterfly (29.46) and was third in the 50-meter freestyle (28.63).

Nicole Schein, 17, won the 100-meter breaststroke (1:20.40).

FLA OPEN INVITATIONAL SOFLO RESULTS

(Held at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, June 4-6)

GIRLS

200-meter breaststroke: 15-and-over, 7. Brittany Hanson, 15, 3:17.13.

100-meter butterfly: 15-and-over, 1. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 1:05.16, 8. Linea Cutter, 16, 1:13.52.

50-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 4. Natasha Payamps, 14, 31.27, 16. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 37.88, 17. Emily Briano, 13, 38.18; 15-and-over: 3. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 28.63, 4. Linea Cutter, 16, 28.82, 11. Kirsten Garza, 15, 31.19, 12. Brittany Hanson, 15, 31.47, 13. Carina Tenaglia, 15, 31.58, 21. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 34.71, 22. Jacqueline Alexander, 15, 34.79.

200-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 2. Natasha Payamps, 14, 2:56.80; 15-and-over, 6. Brittany Hanson, 15, 2:45.71, 7. Linea Cutter, 16, 2:46.39, 9. Kirsten Garza, 15, 2:56.85, 13. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 3:13.13.

50-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 9. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 47.13, 11. Emily Briano, 13, 51.58; 15-and-over, 13. Jacqueline Alexander, 15, 46.88, 16. Hana Suessenguth, 15, 50.06.

200-meter butterfly: 15-and-over, 4. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 2:32.77.

50-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 8. Natasha Payamps, 14, 39.37; 15-and-over, 5. Linea Cutter, 16, 35.17, 12. Carina Tenaglia, 15, 36.22, 13. Brittany Hanson, 15, 36.78, 15. Kirsten Garza, 15, 37.75, 21. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 43.45.

100-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 7. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 1:43.36, 9. Emily Briano, 13, 1:48.42; 15-and-over, 1. Nicole Schein, 17, 1:20.40, 7. Kristina Nork, 15, 1:28.25.

100-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 5. Natasha Payamps, 14, 1:10.25; 15-and-over, 6. Linea Cutter, 16, 1:03.67, 14. Kirsten Garza, 15, 1:07.89, 19. Kristina Nork, 15, 1:10.25, 28. Nicole Schein, 17, 1:13.80, 30. Sofia Gonella, 18, 1:14.93, 32. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 1:17.89, 34. Hana Suessenguth, 15, 1:19.37.

50-meter butterfly: 14-and-under, 9. Catalina Gonella, 13, 42.44, 10. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 45.66, 11. Emily Briano, 13, 46.10; 15-and-over, 1. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 29.46, 6. Linea Cutter, 16, 32.75, 8. Carina Tenaglia, 15, 32.93, 11. Brittany Hanson, 15, 34.67, 19. Kristina Nork, 15, 36.54, 21. Sofia Gonella, 18, 37.92, 23. Nicole Schein, 17, 39.90.

100-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 8. Catalina Gonella, 13, 1:41.01; 15-and-over, 5. Linea Cutter, 16, 1:16.00, 10. Brittany Hanson, 15, 1:18.11, 11.Carina Tenaglia, 15, 1:19.86, 16. Kirsten Garza, 15, 1:23.12, 22. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 1:34.74.

BOYS

200-meter breaststroke: 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Bellew, 25, 2:30.14.

100-meter butterfly: 14-and-under, 14. Tomas Kloosterman, 1:20.32, 17. Joshua Cutter, 14, 1:25.38; 15-and-over, 12. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 1:05.75.

50-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 9. Joshua Cutter, 14, 30.73, 14. Josh Moscovitch, 14, 33.42; 15-and-over, 2. Justin Grigull, 18, 26.03, 19. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 28.30, 25. Derek Lamping, 18, 30.45, 26. Michael Minichiello, 18, 30.67, 27. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 31.16.

200-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 10. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 3:01.53.

50-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 4. Joshua Cutter, 14, 38.62, 12. Josh Moscovitch, 14, 45.84, 18. Charles Santamaria, 13, 57.95; 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Bellew, 25, 30.90, 9. Nicholas Nocera, 16, 40.70, 12. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 42.13, 13. Derek Maguire, 16, 42.30.

200-meter butterfly: 15-and-over, 12. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 2:32.70; 14-and-under, 4. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 2:49.79.

50-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 4. Kyle Desrosiers, 14, 36.09, 11. Charles Santamaria, 13, 47.82; 15-and-over, 10. Benjamin Neubauer, 17, 33.71, 17. Nicholas Nocera, 16, 37.77.

100-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 3. Joshua Cutter, 14, 1:23.99; 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Bellew, 25, 1:06.97, 8. Brian Arnaud, 16, 1:22.30, 15. Derek Maguire, 16, 1:37.79.

100-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 8. Kyle Desrosiers, 14, 1:05.55, 17. Josh Moscovitch, 14, 1:22.22, 20. Charles Santamaria, 13, 1:28.95; 15-and-over, 3. Justin Grigull, 18, 56.38, 24. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 1:02.95, 25. Benjamin Neubauer, 17, 1:03.41, 29. Brian Arnaud, 16, 1:05.14, 32. Nicholas Nocera, 16, 1:07.25, 34. Derek Maguire, 16, 1:09.67, 35. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 1:10.06.

 50-meter butterfly:  14-and-under, 12. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 34.88, 14. Joshua Cutter, 14, 36.77, 18. Charles Santamaria, 13, 49.61; 15-and-over, 12. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 29.87, 19. Benjamin Neubauer, 17, 31.05, 20. Michael Minichiello, 18, 31.45, 23. Brian Arnaud, 16, 34.11, 28. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 36.46.

100-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 5. Kyle Desrosiers, 14, 1:19.01, 8. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 1:28.20, 10. Joshua Cutter, 14, 1:32.25; 15-and-over, 3. Justin Grigull, 18, 1:08.70.

NORTH PALM BEACH LONG COURSE SUMMER KICKOFF

(Held at Pompano Beach Municipal Pool, June 5-6)

DAY TWO RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley: 11-12, 7. Jenna Deal, 12, 3:02.78, 16. Camila Vara, 11, 3:32.78; Open, 11. Haley Wright, 13, 2:53.32.

100-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Eden Cooke, 10, 1:10.64, 18. Megan Schimansky, 10, 1:30.29, 33. Ashley Tan, 9, 1:40.25, 42. Lauren Noyola, 9, 1:47.32, 52. Daniela Gomez, 10, 2:33.41; 11-12, 2. Kylie Herman, 12, 1:08.95, 7. Missy Walters, 12, 1:11.90, 8. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 1:11.96, 12. Audrey Mason, 12, 1:12.25, 14. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 1:12.88, 20. Ally Waters, 11, 1:17.97, 22. Charlene Forti, 11, 1:18.55, 28. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 1:21.66, 35. Camila Vara, 11, 1:24.65, 37. Kristin Sauer, 11, 1:28.44, 42. Lauren Smith, 11, 1:36.62, 44. Kristen Tabia, 11, 1:39.09, 46. Lilian Skopp, 11, 1:43.27; Open, 7. Steph Campo, 12, 1:06.15, 18. Haley Wright, 13, 1:09.70, 24. Lindsey Sauer, 13, 1:11.83.

200-meter breaststroke: Open, 7. Audrey Mason, 12, 3:13.96, 10. Lindsey Sauer, 13, 3:20.09.

50-meter breaststroke: 8-and-under, 3. Delaney Biro, 8, CSSC 59.90, 5. Mandi Jaffe, 8, CSSC 1:03.96, 7. Lydia Szakacs, CSSC 1:05.33; 9-10, 1. Eden Cooke, 10, 46.27, 18. Megan Schimansky, 10, 59.24, 19. Isabella Pittinger, 10, 59.25, 31. Daniela Gomez, 10, 1:20.92; 11-12, 4. Audrey Mason, 12, 42.37, 5. Jenna Deal, 12, 44.36, 6. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 44.57, 12. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 47.20, 18. Ally Walters, 11, 48.53, 20. Charlene Forti, 11, 49.52, 21. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 49.79, 33. Camila Vara, 11, 55.49, 34. Kristen Tabia, 11, 56.21, 38. Lauren Smith, 11, 1:00.57, 39. Lilian Skopp, 11, 1:01.20, 40. Jaidyn Baker, 12, 1:03.74.

100-meter backstroke: Open, 3. Steph Campo, 12, 1:15.94.

50-meter backstroke: 8-and-under, 1. Delaney Biro, 8, 47.99, 10. Mandi Jaffe, 8, 59.56, 13. Lydia Szakacs, 8, 1:05.75; 9-10, 1. Eden Cooke, 10, 37.52, 9. Megan Schimansky, 10, 48.13, 23. Ashley Tan, 9, 54.60, 33. Daniela Gomez, 10, 1:18.88; 11-12, 3. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 38.01, 5. Missy Walters, 12, 39.34, 6. Kylie Herman, 12, 40.39, 11. Jenna Deal, 12, 41.24, 12. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 41.43, 16. Charlene Forti, 11, 44.67, 21. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 46.26, 24. Kristin Sauer, 11, 48.40, 31. Kristen Tabia, 11, 54.66, 33. Lauren Smith, 11, 55.58, 35. Lilian Skopp, 11, 57.68.

100-meter butterfly: 11-12, 2. Kylie Herman, 12, 1:21.54, 10. Missy Walters, 12, 1:32.92, 15. Kristin Sauer, 11, 1:48.09.

400-meter freestyle: 4. Steph Campo, 12, 4:59.10.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley: 10-and-under, 5. Gus Cohn, 9, 3:29.26, 8. Justin Irwin, 9, 4:31.79.

100-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 4. Gus Cohn, 9, 1:18.95, 20. Justin Irwin, 9, 1:46.91; 11-12, 4. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 1:10.76, 17. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 1:25.85, 18. Sebastien Parks, 11, 1:26.49, 21. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 1:32.70, 22. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 1:34.39; Open, 2. Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, 56.73, 19. August Charni, 13, 1:04.91, 28. Bryce Pierce, 13, 1:09.03, 33. Charles Schwab, 13, 1:11.36, 42. Pedro Cunha, 13, 1:29.82, 43. Brett Sevigny, 13, 1:49.70.

100-meter backstroke: Open, 17. August Charni, 13, 1:17.71, 22. Bryce Pierce, 13, 1:23.12, 26. Charles Schwab, 13, 1:28.12, 32. Pedro Cunha, 13, 2:02.23, 33. Brett Sevigny, 13, 2:12.52.

200-meter butterfly: Open, 2. Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, 2:33.56.

50-meter breaststroke: 9-10, 7. Gus Cohn, 9, 55.14, 19. Justin Irwin, 9, 1:07.36; 11-12, 11. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 53.26, 14. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 57.98, 16. Sebastien Parks, 11, 1:01.85, 18. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 1:09.91, 19. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 1:13.06.

50-meter backstroke: 8-and-under, 10. Harrison Jaffe, 8, 1:07.97; 9-10, 14. Manuel Sisnandez, 10, 58.74, 18. Gianni Savino, 9, 1:05.86, 19. Riley Frost, 9, 1:07.96, 22. Gannen Tages, 9, 1:10.60; 11-12, 7. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 39.11, 16. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 44.17, 18. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 47.49, 20. Sebastien Parks, 11, 50.64, 22. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 53.46

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COOKE SHINES ON DAY ONE OF NORTH PALM BEACH SUMMER KICKOFF MEET IN POMPANO

COOKE SHINES ON DAY ONE OF NORTH PALM BEACH SUMMER KICKOFF MEET IN POMPANO


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

POMPANO BEACH—Eden Cooke dominated opening day of the North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff on Saturday.

Cooke, 10, won three events in the 10-and-under age group competition and posted two career-best times.

Cooke won the 100-meter breaststroke in a career-best 1:41.98 among a 26-swimmer field. Her seed time was 1:48.99.

Cooke also topped a field of 53 swimmers to win the 50-meter butterfly in a best time of 36.69. Her seed time was 41.28.

Cooke won the 50-meter freestyle in 32.47 among a field of 60 swimmers.

Other SOFLO champions were Catharine Cooper, Danielle Ginzburg and Kylie Herman

Cooper, 10, won the 200-meter freestyle in 2: 38.93 seconds and topped a field of 19 swimmers in the 10-and-under age group.

Ginzburg, 12, topped a field of 23 swimmers to win the 11-12 100-meter backstroke in a career-best 1:20.62. Her seed time was 1:24.78.

Herman, 12, won the 11-12 50-meter butterfly in a best time of 34.60 among a field of 39 swimmers. Her seed time was 37.98. Herman was also second in the 200-meter freestyle in a best time of 2:28.69 and third in the 50-meter freestyle in 31.93, a best time.

In the girls’ open division, Tyla Martin, 12, and Stephanie Campo, 13, finished second and third respectively in the 200-meter backstroke. Martin, competing against a field of older swimmers, finished in 2:36.49. Campo posted a best time of 2:38.08.

Martin also finished third in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:11.45 and ninth in the 50-meter freestyle in 30.05.

In the boys’ open competition, Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, was third in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:03.58.

Several of the younger swimmers swam in the morning session to get race experience against the older swimmers.

SOFLO also had 31 swimmers (16 female and 15 male) compete at the FLA Open Invitational that started Friday at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Host Fort Lauderdale Aquatics did not post online or send results to local media.

Both meets conclude Sunday at the Pompano Beach pool located at 820 NE 18th Ave. and FAU pool with morning and afternoon sessions.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Girls Open 200-meter freestyle: 9. Steph Campo, 12, 2:22.61; 17. Haley Wright, 13, 2:27.73; 34. Lindsey Sauer, 13, 2:33.57; 40. Audrey Mason, 12, 2:40.03, best time; 48. Jenna Deal, 12, 2:45.11, best time.

11-12: 4. Kelly Kealty, 12, best time 2:30.35; 11. Missy Walters, 12, 2:37.19, best time; 19. Ally Walters, 11, 2:46.98, best time; 31. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 3:11.63, best time.

Girls Open 100-meter breaststroke: 15. Audrey Mason, 12, 1:32.11; 24. Lindsey Sauer, 13, 1:38.51; 10-and-under: 20. Lydia Szakacs, 8, Coral Springs, 2:21.21; 21. Mandi Jaffe, 8, Coral Springs, 2:24.86; 26. Daniela Gomez, 10, 3:07.84; 11-12: 5. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 1:35.77, best time; 20. Ally Walters, 11, 1:47.72, best time; 22. Charlene Forti, 11, 1:49.81; 23. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 1:50.39; 28. Camila Vara, 11, 1:57.07; 31. Ronnie Isenberg, 11, 2:07; 32. Lauren Smith, 11, 2:07.70; 34. Lilian Skopp, 11. 2:09.65.

Girls 10-and-under 100-meter backstroke: 7. Megan Schimansky, 10, 1:48.29; 18. Ashley Tan, 9, 2:00.74; 11-12: 9. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 1:28.82, best time; 10. Kelly Kealty, 12, 1:30.52, best time; 19. Kristin Sauer, 11, 1:47.59; 21. Kristen Tabia, 11, 2:00.64.

Open 100-meter butterfly: 14. Haley Wright, 13, 1:20.59, best time; 25. Jenna Deal, 12, 1:27.97.

Girls 10-and-under 50-meter butterfly: 9. Catharine Cooper, 10, 42.98; 23. Megan Schimansky, 10, 50.51; 29. Ashley Tan, 9, 52.82; 42. Mandi Jaffe, 8, Coral Springs, 1:01.25; 50. Zoe Bonner, Coral Springs, 1:17.37; 11-12: 11. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 39.58 best time; 20. Kristin Sauer, 11, 41.97, best time; 25. Camila Vara, 11, 44.58 best time; 26. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 45.61, best time; 29. Charlene Forti, 11, 47.81, best time; 34. Ronnie Isenberg, 11, 51.08; 37. Lauren Smith, 11, 58.89; 39. Lilian Skopp, 11, 1:05.47; 40. DeMia Bonner, 11, 1:21.10.

Girls Open 50-meter freestyle: 24. Steph Campo, 12, 31.04; 42. Haley Wright, 13, 32.61; 51. Lindsey Sauer, 13, 33.07, best time; 53. Audrey Mason, 12, 33.12; 56. Jenna Deal, 12, 33.49; 10-and-under: 14. Megan Schimansky, 10, 38.92, best time; 16. Delaney Biro, 8, Coral Springs, 39.32, best time; 33. Isabella Pittinger, 10, 43.75; 44. Ashley Tan, 9, 46.39; 54. Mandi Jaffe, 8, Coral Springs, 52.87; 56. Lydia Szakacs, 8, 54.22; 59. Sarah Schimansky, 7, Coral Springs, 1:03.06; 61. Daniela Gomez, 10, 1:10.70; 11-12: 5. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 32.83, best time; 6. Kelly Kealty, 12, 32.91, best time; 9. Missy Walters, 12, 33.05, best time; 12. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 33.87, best time; 21. Charlene Forti, 11, 35.65, best time; 25. Ally Walters, 11, 35.92, best time; 32. Camila Vara, 11, 37.53, best time; 33. Kristin Sauer, 11, 37.80, best time; 43. Ronnie Isenberg, 11, 42.32; 45. Jaidyn Baker, 12, 43.05; 47. Kristen Tabia, 11, 43.59; 48. Lauren Smith, 11, 45.03; 50. Lilian Skopp, 11, 48.24; 51. DeMia Bonner, 11, 57.95.

Boys Open 200-meter freestyle: 7. Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, 2:10.48; 27. August Charni, 13, 2:23.94, best time; 34. Bryce Pierce, 13, 2:30.31, best time; 47. Charles Schwab, 13, 2:41.96; 10-and-under: 6. Gus Cohn, 9, 2:55.96, best time; 16. Justin Irwin, 9, 3:42.12; 11-12: 3. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 2:31.06 best time.

Boys Open 100-meter breaststroke: 19. Charles Schwab, 13, 1:30.93, best time; 31. Parth Patel, 13, 1:40.77; 32. Bryce Pierce, 13, 1:42.09, best time; 10-and-under: 7. Gus Cohn, 9, 1:56.06, best time; 9. Gui Hada, 10, 201.85; 16. Justin Irwin, 9, 2:22.50; 11-12: 6. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 1:59.30, best time; 9. Sebastien Parks, 11, 2:01.36; 10. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 2:17.55; 11. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 2:42.91.

Boys 11-12 100-meter backstroke: 11-12: 6. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 1:25.18; 16. David Isenberg, 11, 1:48.38; 17. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 2:07.50.

Boys 10-and-under 50-meter butterfly: 10. Gus Cohn, 9, 48.08; 19. Manuel Sisnandez, 10, 1:00.45; 11-12: 18. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 45.37; 22. David Isenberg, 11, 49.54; 24. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 54.04.

Boys Open 50-meter freestyle: 18. August Charni, 13, 28.63, best time; 45. Bryce Pierce, 13, 31.77, best time; 47. Charles Schwab, 13, 32.08; 60. Parth Patel, 13, 38.43;

10-and-under: 20. Manuel Sisnandez, 10, 45.79; 22. Justin Irwin, 9, 47.79; 28. Gui Hada, 10, 50.33; 42. Gianni Savino, 9, 57.84, best time; 43. Harrison Jaffe, 8, Coral Springs, 58.34; 11-12: 12. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 33.90; 21. Sebastien Parks, 11, 37.23, best time; 23. David Isenberg, 11, 38.04; 24. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 38.32, best time; 32. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 42.22; 33. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 42.70, best time.

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SOFLO MAKES SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT MARE NOSTRUM SERIES OPENER IN MONACO

SOFLO MAKES SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT MARE NOSTRUM SERIES OPENER IN MONACO


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Led by two-time Olympian Vlad Polyakov, South Florida Aquatic Club made a successful international debut Saturday on the opening day of the 2010 Mare Nostrum Tour stop in Monaco.

Against a world-class field, Polyakov of Kazakhstan finished fourth in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2 minutes, 12.55 seconds.

His splits were 30.21 (50 meters), 1:04.05 (100 meters) and 1:37.94 (150 meters).

“Vlad is back,” said a pleased SOFLO coach Michael Lohberg. “He looked awesome. That is one of his best times in a long time. He is back on the same level with the best. I am very happy.”

Going into the race, Polyakov was seeded 13th with a time of 2:13.51.

Polyakov, expected to move up in the world rankings, was also second in the 50-meter breaststroke in 28.16 after the quarterfinal round of the two-day meet in Monaco. Russia’s Stanislav Lakhtyukhov was top seed in 28.13.

U.S. Olympian Eric Shanteau knocked off favorite Kosuke Kitajima of Japan to win the 200 breaststroke in 2:11.51 to 2:12.17. This year’s world-leading time is 2:09.21 by Japan’s Ryo Tateishi.

Shanteau was a second off his fourth-ranked season-best time of 2:10.59 he swam in Charlotte last month. Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta was third in 2:12.23.

Two other SOFLO swimmers also fared well on opening day.

Leo Andara of Venezuela was sixth in the B final of the 200-meter individual medley in 2:09.25. His splits were 27.95 (50 meters), 1:01.92 (100 meters) and 1:38.01 (150 meters).

Marco Camargo of Ecuador was tenth in the preliminaries of the 200-meter butterfly in 2:09.71. His splits were 29.07 (50 meters), 1:00.95 (100 meters) and 1:34.20 (150 meters).

In other Saturday action two swimmers set meet records.

American Rebecca Soni, ranked second in the world, set a meet record in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:06.53. Russia’s Yulia Efimova was second in 1:07.24.

Camille Lacourt of France broke a meet record in the men’s 100-meter backstroke in 53.97. Olympic gold medalist Aaron Piersol was second in 55.21.

Other winners were:

Canada’s Brent Hayden, ranked fourth in the world, in the 100-meter freestyle in 49.18 while favorite Alain Barnard of France settled for a B final win in 49.84; Camille Muffat won the women’s 200-meter freestyle in 1:58 and became only the ninth swimmer in the world this year to swim 1:58; Markus Rogan of Austria won the 200 individual medley in 1:59.77 and Shanteau was second in 2:01.05; American Dana Vollmer won the 100-meter butterfly in 58.91; Canadian 16-year-old Sinead Russell won the 200-meter backstroke in 2:10.93; and Brazil’s Thiago Pereira, who has trained in South Florida, won the 200-meter butterfly in 1:59.80.

Over a 10-day span, swimmers will compete in Monaco, Barcelona and Canet for prize money. For many it is a chance to face world-class competition without the pressure of the Olympic stage. It is also a training gauge for the upcoming Pan Pacific Championships, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and FINA World Championships later this year.

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LOHBERG SWIMS BEST TIMES AT MASTERS MEET; BOISSON-YATES FINISHES SIXTH AT SENIOR MEET

LOHBERG SWIMS BEST TIMES AT MASTERS MEET; BOISSON-YATES FINISHES SIXTH AT SENIOR MEET


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

CORAL SPRINGS—For Biggi Lohberg, it was the last chance to swim best times in the 2010 short course season.

Competing in the Coral Springs Short Course Yards Last Chance To Zip It Up Masters meet Saturday at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, the 1988 Olympian swam best times in the 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard butterfly.

Lohberg, 44, competing for Gold Coast Masters, won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.34 seconds, the 100-yard freestyle in 55.30 and 50-yard butterfly in 27.10. She edged Michele Huyette, 41, of FINS by 1/100ths of a second to win the 50 freestyle.

Lohberg was also a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relays.

But the most satisfying race was the 200-yard butterfly that she swam during the 200-yard freestyle race since there was no 200 butterfly event.

While it won’t count in any record book or official result, Lohberg walked away personally satisfied after swimming a best time of 2:08.28.

“I guess I looked a little odd swimming butterfly when everyone else is swimming freestyle,” Lohberg said. “I swam the 200 butterfly in St. Petersburg in 2:11 and it felt real easy. I thought I could go faster. I didn’t go to short course nationals so I wanted to swim it here. I know it won’t count but I wanted to see what I could do.”

For Lohberg, it was also the last chance to squeeze into her high-tech Blue Seventy swimsuit.

The one-day masters meet was the final opportunity to wear the neck-to-ankle suits, which revolutionized the sport but are now banned by all the major governing bodies. Masters was the last group to outlaw the suits, allowing them to be worn through the end of May.

Not surprisingly, 103 individual and 19 relay records were set at the same pool used for the 1996 Olympics during the U.S. Masters Short Course Nationals held in Atlanta last week.

FINA, the sport’s international governing body, passed stringent new limits on how much skin could be covered and what fabrics could be used. The federation was concerned the bodysuits made entirely of polyurethane materials were ruining the sport.

“The suit helps me in the fly,” Lohberg said. “It feels good in the water.

“There are different opinions out there about the suit,” Lohberg said. “I think we should be even with everybody else, just to make it more competitive. I think a lot of people swam faster at masters meets in the suit.”

Most swimmers including two-time Olympian Vlad Polyakov of SOFLO have embraced the end of the swimsuit wars which ended with an amazing 43 world records being set at the 2009 World Championships in Rome.

Because of work and family commitments, Lohberg has never been able to train for a full long course masters season and isn’t sure how many meets she will compete in the rest of the year.

With the summer coming up, she plans to be busy in her role as the SwimAmerica Program Director for SOFLO at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

“I don’t know if I will compete in the summer,” Lohberg said. “We have SwimAmerica in the mornings and afternoons. We work hard in the summer months.”

Lohberg, a wife and mother of two, remains fit and competitive at a high level. She trains three days a week and still has a passion for the sport.

“I just love it,” Lohberg said. “I only swim three times a week but I still love to race and compete. I would like to stay with swimming if time allows it. It is a lot of fun. I have a great group I train and travel together with. I love being fit. I am not happy with myself when I am not fit.

“This season I changed my weight program and did free weights and it seemed to work well for the short distances and even the 200 butterfly. I am turning more into a sprinter. It’s more fun and less practice.

“If I knew then what I know now I would have been a little better when I was training for the Olympics,” said Lohberg, a national champion and record holder for Germany, who competed at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. “The training would have been different. I would have been smarter competing. But you have to keep everything in perspective.”

June will be a busy month for masters swimmers. Three events are scheduled.

On June 6, the U.S. Masters 5K (5,000 meters) or 10K (10,000 meters) Postal Event will be hosted by the Deerfield Beach masters at the Deerfield Beach Middle School Athletic Complex, 501 S.E. 6th Avenue.

The Upper Keys Summer Invitational is June 4-6 at Founders Park Pool in Islamorada.

The June Krauser Summer Splash long course meters meet is June 18-20 at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

BOISSON-YATES PLACES SIXTH IN BACKSTROKE

Keegan Boisson-Yates of the South Florida Aquatic Club continued his racing tune-up Saturday at the FLA Senior Circuit meet at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

The 14-year-old Taravella student from Trinidad and Tobago competing in his first long course meet of the season, placed sixth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.28, an SUSE cut time.

Boisson-Yates was the youngest finisher among the Top 10 swimmers. His splits were 31.79 and 33.49.

Swimming in back-to-back events, Boisson-Yates followed with a 16th-place finish in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:27.22.

Boisson-Yates is working on race strategy in preparation for the June 26-July 2 CISC (Caribbean Island Swimming Championships) Meet in Havana, Cuba, where he has qualifying times in five events.

The Memorial Day Weekend ends on Sunday at 10 a.m. with timed finals. Boisson-Yates is scheduled to compete in the 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke.

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SOFLO SPLIT SQUADS COMPETE THIS WEEKEND AT FGC MEETS IN POMPANO BEACH, BOCA RATON

SOFLO SPLIT SQUADS COMPETE THIS WEEKEND AT FGC MEETS IN POMPANO BEACH, BOCA RATON


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

The South Florida Aquatic Club kicks off the summer long course season in grand style this weekend in South Florida.

SOFLO will have split squads competing at two meets in Pompano Beach and Boca Raton.

SOFLO will have one lineup of 31 swimmers (16 female and 15 male) compete in the FLA Open Invitational Friday through Sunday at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

SOFLO will have another lineup of 60 swimmers (37 female and 23 male) in the North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff Saturday and Sunday at the Pompano Beach Municipal Pool.

Heading SOFLO’s contingent for the FLA Open Invitational will be Canadian Olympic hopeful Caroline Kuczynski.

The 19-year-old member of the Canadian junior national team is home for the summer after her freshman year at Arizona State University where she is majoring in psychology.

At ASU, Kuczynski competed in the 200 and 500 freestyles and 100 and 200 butterfly events. She swam season-bests at the Pac-10 Championships in the 500 freestyle (4:51.44) and 100 butterfly (53.71).

Joining Kuczynski on the 16-member girls’ team are Jacqueline Alexander, 15; Emily Briano, 13; Nicole Cacurak, 14; Linea Cutter, 16; Kirsten Garza, 15; Catalina Gonella, 13; Sofia Gonella, 18; Brittany Hanson, 15; Kristina Nork, 15; Natasha Payamps, 14; Kimberly Sauer, 15; Nicole Schein, 17; Hana Suessenguth, 15; Carina Tenaglia, 15; and Domenica Vera, 14.

Graduating seniors Justin Grigull, 18, and Michael Minichiello, 18, lead the boys’ team that also includes Brian Arnaud, 16; Matthew Bellew, 25; Cosmin Cioanta, 16; Joshua Cutter, 14; Kyle Desrosiers, 14; Mauricio Hidalgo, 16; Tomas Kloosterman, 14; Derek Maguire, 16; Joshua Moscovitch, 14; Benjamin Neubauer, 17; Nicholas Nocera, 16; Charles Santamaria, 13; and Matias Sisnandez, 15.

The times and sessions for the FAU meet are Friday, 4 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 and Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All sessions are timed finals.

Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, and Tyla Martin, 12, recently selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the June 26-July 2 CISC Championships in Havana, Cuba will head SOFLO’s squad at the North Palm Beach Summer Kickoff meet Saturday and Sunday in Pompano Beach.

Martin will be joined on the 37-member girls’ team, ages 13 and under, by Jaidyn Baker, 12; Melanie Berland, 11; Delaney Biro, 8; DeMia Bonner, 11; Zoe Bonner, 8; Stephanie Campo, 12; Eden Cooke, 10; Catharine Cooper, 10; Jenna Deal, 12; Charlene Forti, 11; Danielle Ginzburg, 12; Daniela Gomez, 10; Kylie Herman, 12; Ronni Isenberg, 11; Amanda Jaffe, 8; Lindsey Kaufman, 11; Kelly Kealty, 12; Audrey Mason, 12; Julie Mason, 9; Lauren Noyola, 9; Isabella Pittinger, 10; Kristin Sauer, 11; Lindsey Sauer, 13; Megan Schimansky, 10; Sarah Schimansky, 7; Lilian Skopp, 11; Lauren Smith, 11; Lydia Szakacs, 8; Kristen Tabia, 11; Ashley Tan, 9; Camila Vara, 11; Hannah Virgin, 9; Allyson Walters, 11; Marissa Walters, 12; Rebecca Wilkerson, 12; and Haley Wright, 12.

Joining Boisson-Yates, the oldest member of the boys team, are Dewey Carpenter, 12; August Charni, 13; Augusto Cohn, 9; Pedro Cunha, 13; Riley Frost, 9; Guilherme Hada, 10; Luiz Hosfeld, 12; Boris Iliev, 9; David Isenberg, 11; Harrison Jaffe, 8; Sebastien Parks, 11; Parth Patel, 13; Daniel Perkowski, 11; Bryce Pierce, 13; Gian Saviano, 9; Charles Schwab, 13; Brett Sevigny, 13; Manuel Sisnandez, 10; Aron Tacher, 12; Gannen Tages, 9; Arie Van Der Vlist, 11; and Sebastian Vargas, 11.

The times and sessions at the Pompano Beach pool located at 820 NE 18th Ave. are 9 a.m. open and 1:30 p.m. for 12-and-unders on Saturday and Sunday. All sessions are timed finals.

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SOFLO MAKES INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT MARE NOSTRUM 2010 TOUR IN MONACO THIS WEEKEND

SOFLO MAKES INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT MARE NOSTRUM 2010 TOUR IN MONACO THIS WEEKEND


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Two-time Olympian Vlad Polyakov and four other members of the South Florida Aquatic Club will compete overseas for the first time as SOFLO swimmers this weekend.

Polyakov of Kazakhstan, Arlene Semeco and Leo Andara of Venezuela, Marco Camargo of Ecuador and Loai Tashkandi of Saudi Arabia will be joined by six-time Olympic coach Michael Lohberg for the first of three meets in what’s regarded as the world’s greatest swimming tournament.

The opening meet is June 5-6 in Monaco followed by June 9-10 in Barcelona, Spain and June 12-13 in Canet en Roussillon, France.

U.S. National Youth Team member Lindsey McKnight, 16, will represent the U.S. in the Barcelona meet and then join her Nike-sponsored SOFLO teammates for the Canet meet.

Lohberg left Coral Springs on Thursday and will join his swimmers in Monaco on Friday.

“I am excited,” Lohberg said. “This is the first time we will show ourselves on the international stage as SOFLO.

“We have got three meets to swim well. By the looks of the psych sheets it seems everybody is here and I mean everybody. This is the year to travel and have some fun times. It is typical because next year is the year before the Olympics and no one wants to travel. They like to stay home and train.”

Polyakov will be the most rested and acclimated after spending a week in Slovenia at Kazakhstan’s national team training camp in Ljubljana.

Polyakov was scheduled to fly into Monaco on Friday. He plans to compete in all three meets.

“We are going to be fully-rested going into the meet,” Polyakov said. “The last time I was fully-rested and shaved was last August.”

Polyakov and the rest of his SOFLO teammates are excited about the end of the high-tech suits. It will be the first major international meet where swimmers will return to competing on an even playing field wearing FINA-approved suits.

“This is the first time I am shaved and competing in a meet without the fast suits,” Polyakov said. “I am looking forward to posting up some good times. For me, this is a good checkpoint and gauge to swim fast against some of the world’s best swimmers.”

Polyakov calls the Canet meet “a mini-world championships.”

Polyakov said he is ready to put himself back to where he was before the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and re-establish himself in the world rankings.

“I am really excited,” Polyakov said. “I am kind of relaxed because it is a different kind of pressure. If I produce great times it will help my confidence and put me back in the rankings. If this meet doesn’t show much then it is a good checkpoint for us to go back and correct things enough for the Asian Games.

“I love these meets and I like to swim fast here. Every time I felt fast I had a good meet. I am happy Michael is here with us. I have never done this meet without him.”

Polyakov is gauging himself for the Nov. 12-27 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China and Dec. 15-19 FINA Short Course World Championships in Dubai.

 “I have been looking for that breakthrough race in the last couple of years. Of course, I want to perform well at big meets, but I just want to have this one incredible race and re-establish confidence in myself and people.”

Said Lohberg: “This is a good chance for him to get back into top, world-class level, which should happen at the Asian Games and World Short Course and that is what we are aiming for. Swimming-wise he is 100 percent back.”

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