SOFLO Heads Field For Pre-JO Meet This Weekend At Sunrise

By Sharon Robb

September 12, 2014—South Florida Aquatic Club will compete Saturday and Sunday at the Pre-Junior Olympic Developmental Meet at the Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

With 69 swimmers, SOFLO is one of the largest teams in the Florida Gold Coast meet that will feature timed finals.

With swimmers back in school, it will be a good test to see how their early training is progressing for the short course season.

Some SOFLO swimmers will compete in as many as eight events and others as few as one.

Reigning Nike Swimmer of the Month Isabella Di Salvo, 12, will compete in the 11-12 400-yard individual medley for the first time.

She will be joined by SOFLO teammates including several high school swimmers:

Alana Acevedo, 13; Sarah Acevedo, 10; Ryan Alfonso, 11; Camila Alvarez, 13; Andres Arias, 14; Andrea Avellaneda, 14; Daniela Barreto, 10; Fernando Barreto, 8; Megan Biggs, 14; Samuel Bullen, 9; Valentina Carrion, 12; Mariann Operana Catalasan, 8; Andrea Chacon, 12; Ian Grant Chalmers, 11; Alexandra Crespo, 13; Miguel Crespo, 10; Celeste Mia Cuevas, 8; Kayla Cunningham, 11; Kerry Ann Cunningham, 8; Mark Andre De Gracia, 10; Mikaela De Gracia, 13; Mia Francesca Escudero, 10; Odin Farkas, 10; Gabriel Ferdinand, 11; Daniel Fiallo, 9; Brandon Fratianni, 15; Lucas Javier Gandarillas, 12; Nathaniel Andrew Garrick, 9; Ethan Isaac Greenberg, 9; Zackary Harris, 9; Zariya Harris, 14; Salma Hegazy, 11; Tyler Eric Hering, 9; Ethan Hew, 13; Noah Hew, 9; Wyatt Thomas Jennessee, 15; Madison Hope Johnson, 12; Mathew Kim, 9; Carol Danielle Lambert, 10; Jena Legaspi, 10; Raquel Victoria Lugo, 14; Molly Lynn Masson, 10; Alejandro Mateus, 9; Juan Medina, 16; Federico Molina, 16; Farouk Mesa, 6; Judith-Alison Natino, 8; Jacob Jeremiah Navarro, 8; Sebastian Navarro, 10; Shane O’Brien, 13; Jacob Christopher Oram, 9; Michelle Ordonez, 11; Leah Danielle Pando, 8; Jadyn Parks, 10; Karen Perez, 11; Samuel Quintero, 14; Zoe Vern Rezende, 12; Daniel Enrique Romero, 10; Isabel Shashaty, 14; Sebastiam Simko, 14; Lily Katherine Sines, 11; Owen Michael Sines, 8; Randy Smith, 9; Amy-Nicole Toro, 12; Michael Allen Toro, 12; Christian Vasquez, 11; Kellie Wilcox, 13; and Aldo Zepeda, 9.

The meet is timed finals. SOFLO swimmers are entered in 383 individual events.


What: Pre-Junior Olympics Developmental Meet

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, Session 1, 9 a.m. followed by Session 2, timed finals; Sunday, Session 3, 9 a.m. followed by Session 4, timed finals.

Where: Sunrise Civic Center Pool, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise

Admission: $2 per session, $2 heat sheets. For information call 954-747-4635.

Sharon Robb can be reached at


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