SOFLO Swimmers Ready For Area 3 Championships This Weekend At Academic Village Pool


By Sharon Robb

March 1, 2018—-The championship season begins this weekend with the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Short Course Developmental Championships at Academic Village Pool.

Action begins in the 27-team meet on Friday at 5:30 p.m. with swimmers warm-up at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, prelims are 8:30 a.m. with 7 a.m. warm-up and 5 p.m. finals with 4 p.m. warm-up.

Host South Florida Aquatic Club will have 100 (52 boys and 48 girls) swimmers competing in 544 individual events and 28 teams in 15 relays.

For some swimmers it will be a season-ending meet, a shave-and-taper opportunity to go best times.

For many swimmers, it will be their biggest chance to date to get to the next level. Several swimmers will try for either their first-ever 14-and-Under JO time or first-ever Senior Championship times along with swimmers trying to qualify for more events for that next level meet since they may only have one or two events that they are currently qualified in.

SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Andrea Toledano, 16, 200-yard individual medley, 2:25.98′ 50-yard backstroke 31.61.

Emma Twombly, 13, 500-yard freestyle, 5:40.67.

Moises Rodriguez, 13, 400-yard individual medley, 4:44.71.

Brennan Binder, 14, 100-yard backstroke 1:02.18.

Zackary Harris, 13, 50-yard butterfly, 28.31; 50-yard backstroke, 29.64.

Ryan Alfonso, 15, 50-yard butterfly, 28.31.

Joseph Natino, 8, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:34.91.

Samuel Bullen, 13, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:10.14; 200-yard breaststroke, 2:32.94.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 12, 50-yard freestyle, 27.99.

Sophia Bedoya, 15, 50-yard freestyle, 28.02.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 12, 100-yard individual medley, 1:11.44; 100-yard freestyle, 1:02.16.

Christopher Hau, 13, 100-yard individual medley 1:03.44.

Sofia Osorio, 13, 100-yard individual medley, 1:09.42; 50-yard backstroke, 31.71.

Juancamilo Rivero, 15, 200-yard butterfly, 2:13.46.

Sarah Vasquez, 10, 100-yard freestyle, 1:11.02.

Luca Hincapie, 11, 100-yard butterfly, 1:13.67.

Logan Gonzalez, 13, 50-yard breaststroke, 32.85.

Johnny Bastos, 15, 50-yard breaststroke, 32.90.

Among top teams competing in addition to host SOFLO are AquaKids Sharks, Hurricane Swimming, City of Miami Parks, Florida Keys, Hialeah and Metro Aquatics.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Short Course Championships.

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of Note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available for free on Meet Mobile or at soflomeets.info/Area 3. Host SOFLO is one of 27 teams in the field.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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SOFLO Swimmers Have Successful Dress Rehearsal At Gulliver Winter Invitational


By SHARON ROBB

PEMBROKE PINES, February 19, 2018–With the championship season right around the corner, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are more than ready for March Madness.

Swimmers got in one final weekend of solid racing against a good field of Florida Gold Coast swimmers at this past weekend’s Gulliver Winter Invitational at their home Academic Village Pool.

Several SOFLO swimmers are preparing for the March 3-4 Area 3 Championships at SOFLO, March 8-11 Speedo Southern Zone Sectionals at Plantation, March 16-18 Junior Olympics at Coral Springs and March 22-25 Senior Championships at SOFLO.

SOFLO had the largest contingent of 90 (45 girls and 45 boys) swimmers competing in 484 individual events and most of them had at least one best time.

Among SOFLO’s individual winners were:

Fiorella Di Salvo, 50-yard breaststroke, 42.10.

Valerie Vank, 50-yard breaststroke, 32.46, best time; 100-yard butterfly, 1:03.91, best time; 100-yard individual medley, 1:03.88, best time; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:10.49; 50-yard butterfly, 29.06, best time.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 50-yard freestyle, 27.82.

Alexis Christensen, 100-yard freestyle, 59.10, best time.

Christian Tijero, 200-yard freestle, 2:04.80.

Alejandro Mateus, 100-yard backstroke, 1:03.99; 50-yard breaststroke, 35.66, best time; 50-yard freestyle, 26.33, best time; 100-yard butterfly, 1:02.46; 100-yard individual medley, 1:03.84, best time; 100-yard freestyle, 56.11, best time; 50-yard butterfly, 27.64, best time; 50-yard backstroke, 29.51, best time.

Alessandro Pereira, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:15.02, best time.

SOFLO’s Moises Rodriguez, 13, was third in the 400-yard individual medley in a lifetime-best 4:44.71, shaving 16.27 seconds off his previous best.

In addition to SOFLO and Gulliver, other teams competing wereKids Sharks, Metro Aquatics and Miami Country Day Aquatics.

WINTER INVITE RESULTS
GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:
1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 17:11.47; SOFLO: 8. Sara Quintero 18:49.38, 12. Victoria Torres 19:57.38, 13. Sofia Osorio 19:57.83, 14. Sabrina Osorio 20:16.62, 16. Leah Pando 20:50.65.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Moreno, Gulliver 2:17.49; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 2:20.87, 3. Giada Porven 2:22.51, 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:27.03, 14. Isabella Perry 3:02.20; 11-12, 1. Paola Gonzalez, Metro Aquatics 2:04.88; SOFLO: 2. Alexis Christensen 2:05.55, time drop, 3. Kerry Cunningham 2:13.55, time drop, , 6. Ava Kuznik 2:16.93, time drop, 7. Leah Pando 2:18.95, time drop, 8. Reagan Lowe 2:19.87, time drop, 10. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 2:20.06, 11. Luna Delgado 2:20.21, 15. Anastasia Lutz 2:22.61, time drop; 13-and-over, 1. Alicia Mancilla, Gulliver 1:58.63; SOFLO: 16. Rebekah Ling 2:07.11.

200-yard backstroke:
13-and-over, 1. Gaby Antonini, Gulliver 2:09.07; SOFLO: 12. Rebekah Ling 2:22.35, 15. Sofia Osorio 2:24.07.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Moreno, Gulliver 1:12.80; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella DiSalvo 1:16.61, 5. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:22.26, time drop, 16. Samira Borges 1:36.90; 11-12, 1. Paola Gonzalez, Metro Aquatics 1:07.95; SOFLO: 2. Alexis Christensen 1:08.65, 3. Natalia Sibug 1:12.92, time drop, 5. Reagan Lowe 1:13.70, time drop, 10. Judith-Alison Natino 1:18.73.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-and-over, 1. Evita Leter, Metro Aquatics 1:07.71; SOFLO: 9. Sabrina Osorio 1:14.81, time drop, 10. Daniela Curbelo 1:15.85, 15. Mia Escudero 1:18.96, 18. Kalin Hubbard 1:20.71.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 42.10; SOFLO: 5. Mariana Pinto 43.05, 9. Sarah Vasquez 44.53, 10. Abigail-Marie Natino 44.64, 12. Savini Subasingha 46.47, 14. Shelby Evans 47.72, time drop, 15. Caterina Fogli 47.82; 11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 32.46, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Natalia Sibug 35.61, time drop, 5. Kaitlyn Barrios 36.86, time drop, 7. Mariann Catalasan 37.65, time drop, 8. Anastasia Lutz 39.14, time drop, 12. Luna Delgado 39.97, time drop, 14. Kerry Cunningham 40.97.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Moreno, Gulliver 29.59; SOFLO: 4. Giada Porven 31.07, 5. Mariana Pinto 31.15, time drop, 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 31.17, time drop, 7. Sarah Vasquez 33.17, 11. Abigail-Marie Natino 34.08, time drop, 14. Caterina Fogli 34.54; 11-12, 1. Hartley Pitters-Hinds, SOFLO 27.82, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Anastasia Lutz 28.08, time drop, 4. Reagan Lowe 29.03, time drop, 5. Kaitlyn Barrios 29.04, 11. Natalia Sibug 29.95, 13. Luna Delgado 30.12, 14. Kerry Cunningham 30.13, time drop; 13-and-over, 1. Evita Leter, Metro Aquatics 25.45; SOFLO: 18. Rebekah Ling 26.94, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
13-and-over, 1. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 2:03.80; SOFLO: 9. Sara Quintero 2:18.46, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Moreno, Gulliver 1:10.93; SOFLO: 4. Mariana Pinto 1:29.84, 8. Savina Subasingha 1:49.10; 11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 1:03.91, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Luna Delgado 1:08.69, 6. Alexis Christensen 1:14.50, time drop, 10. Anastasia Lutz 1:20.95.

500-yard freestyle:
13-and-over, 1. Alicia Mancilla, Gulliver 5:11.05; SOFLO: 18. Victoria Torres 5:48.55, time drop, 20. Daniela Curbelo 5:49.47, 22. Kailey Smith 6:05.41, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 2:12.90; SOFLO: 20. Kalin Hubbard 2:32.39.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Moreno, Gulliver 1:12.19; SOFLO: 2. Giada Porven 1:18.12, 3. Mariana Pinto 1:18.81, time drop, 6. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:24.66, time drop, 8. Savini Subasingha 1:26.38, time drop, 13. Francesca Perry 1:35.86, time drop, 14. Isabella Perry 1:37.20, 15. Samira Borges 1:38.38, 16. Shelby Evans 1:39.98; 11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 1:03.88, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Alexis Christensen 1:10.84, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:11.44, time drop, 6. Natalia Sibug 1:13.34, time drop, 7. Luna Delgado 1:14.08, time drop, 10. Anastasia Lutz 1:14.65, time drop, 11. Reagan Lowe 1:14.66, time drop, 12. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:14.70, 15. Leah Pando 1:15.29, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Moreno, Gulliver 1:04.52; SOFLO: 3. Mariana Pinto 1:07.42, 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:08.60, 5. Sarah Vasquez 1:11.02, time drop, 6. Savini Subasingha 1:15.45, time drop, 8. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:16.88, time drop, 10. Caterina Fogli 1:20.18, 12. Isabella Perry 1:24.79, time drop, 13. Samira Borges 1:27.32; 11-12, 1. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 59.10, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:02.32, 5. Luna Delgado 1:03.87, 8. Natalia Sibug 1:05.53, 9. Leah Pando 1:05.99, time drop, 12. Mariann Catalasan 1:07.28, time drop, 14. Judith-Alison Natino 1:07.98, time drop, 20. Anastasia Lutz 1:20.69; 13-and-over, 1. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 52.19; SOFLO: 13. Rebekah Ling 57.69, time drop, 22. Daniela Curbelo 59.32.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-and-over, 1. Olivia Hernandez, Gulliver 2:30.12; SOFLO: 8. Mia Escudero 2:46.90, 17. Valeria Garcia 3:13.27.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Olivia Quintane, Metro Dade 1:58.25; 11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 1:10.49; SOFLO: 2. Natalia Sibug 1:20.35, time drop, 5. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:21.92, time drop, 8. Leah Pando 1:25.37, 9. Alexis Christensen 1:25.76.

100-yard butterfly:
13-and-over, 1. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 55.53; SOFLO: 21. Sofia Osorio 1:10.74, 23. Kalin Hubbard 1:1085, time drop, 24. Mia Escudero 1:11.01, 25. Victoria Torres 1:13.84, 26. Sabrina Osorio 1:13.89, time drop, 27. Kailey Smith 1:14.03.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Moreno, Gulliver 31.62; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 35.70, time drop, 6. Mariana Pinto 37.60, 7. Sarah Vasquez 38.01, time drop, 9. Abigail-Marie Natino 39.62, time drop, 12. Sofia Subasingha 42.22, 13. Caterina Fogli 42.97, 15. Isabella Perry 45.11, 16. Francesca Perry 46.04, time drop; 11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 29.06, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Luna Delgado 32.04, 6. Reagan Lowe 33.29, time drop, 10. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 33.79, 11. Anastasia Lutz 33.89, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
13-and-over, 1. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 58.09; SOFLO: 10. Rebekah Ling 1:06.31, 15. Sofia Osorio 1:07.98.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Moreno, Gulliver 33.69; SOFLO: 2. Giada Porven 35.80, time drop, 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 36.15, time drop, 5. Abigail-Marie Natino 37.90, time drop, 8. Sarah Vasuez 40.70, 14. Caterina Fogli 42.28, 15. Isabella Perry 43.17, time drop, 16. Francesca Perry 45.00, time drop; 11-12, 1. Giovanna Musiello, Gulliver 32.22; SOFLO: 2. Alexis Christensen 33.12, 4. Reagan Lowe 33.93, time drop, 6. Natalia Sibug 34.38, time drop, 7. Leah Pando 34.66, time drop, 8. Anastasia Lutz 34.84, 11. Luna Delgado 35.41, time drop, 14. Judith-Allison Natino 36.49, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 4:40.72; SOFLO: 2. Daniela Curbelo 4:55.25, 13. Victoria Torres 5:19.04, time drop.

BOYS

1,650-yard freestyle:

1. Miguel Cancel, AquaKids Sharks 16:10.34; SOFLO: 6. Enrique Rldriguez 18:35.79, 7. Zackary Harris 18:43.30, 9. Christopher Hau 18:57.39, 10. Christian Tijero 18:59.75, 12. Logan Gonzalez 19:52.84, time drop, 13. Chris Vasquez 19:55.88.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Morlote, Gulliver 2:24.12; SOFLO: 6. Juan Vallmitjana 2:49.30, 8. Jason Moya 3:37.37, time drop; 11-12, 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 2:04.80; SOFLO: 2. Alessandro Pereira 2:07.09, 3. Lucas Porven 2:10.07, 4. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 2:14.15, 11. Gavin Sheyda 2:23.73, 13. Hashan Ekanayake 2:26.17, 15. Marvan Ekanayake 2:29.09, time drop, 16. Owen Smith 2:29.63; 13-and-over, 1. Brandon Vives, Metro Aquatics 1:43.68.

200-yard backstroke:
13-and-over, 1. Aitor Fungairino, Metro Aquatics 1:52.64; SOFLO: 12. Yannai Michael 2:15.24, time drop, 16. Mark Andre De Gracia 2;18.68, time drop, 18. Alex Golding 2:19.46, 19. Matthew Kim 2:23.66.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, Metro Aquatics 1:09.96; SOFLO: 3. Benjamin Kim 1:23.11, 11. Jason Moya 1:48.86; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:03.99; SOFLO: 2. Aldo Zepeda 1:06.23, time drop, 3. Alessandro Pereira 1:07.60, time drop, 9. Marvan Ekanayake 1:19.94, 10. Hashan Ekanayake 1:20.01, 12. Kevin Moya 1:20.69, time drop, 14. Owen Smith 1:21.87, 15. Gavin Sheyda 1:21.89, 17. Rick Esser 1:31.05, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-and-over, 1. Teo Darias, Gulliver 59.65; SOFLO: 11. Javier Roman 1:05.87, 19. Yannai Michael 1:07.99, 23. Samuel Bullen 1:10.14, time drop, 24. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:10.69, time drop, 27. Logan Gonzalez 1:11.76, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, Metro Aquatics 33.61; SOFLO: 4. Benjamin Kim 42.97, 5. Stefano Mazzi 44.02, time drop, 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 44.25, time drop, 8. Juan Vallmitjana 49.42, time drop, 13. Martin Petkov 54.11; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 35.66, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Aldo Zepeda 38.08, time drop, 9. Kevin Moya 42.46, time drop, 10. Owen Smith 44.22, time drop, 11. Gavin Sheyda 44.68, 14. Hashan Ekanayake 47.04, 19. Colin Gregory 1:01.39, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, Metro Aquatics 28.41; SOFLO: 4. Stefano Mazzi 32.87, time drop, 5. Benjamin Kim 33.54, 6. Juan Vallmitjana 33.64, 11. Joseph-Blake Natino 36.90, 12. Preston Feldman 38.29; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 26.33, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Christian Tijero 27.16, time drop, 5. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 27.99, time drop, 10. Kevin Moya 29.14, time drop, 16. Owen Smith 31.91, 17. Hashan Ekanayake 31.94, 18. Marvan Ekanayake 32.43, 19. Alessio Mazzi 33.38, time drop; 13-and-over, 1. Irvin Hoost, Metro Aquatics 21.56; SOFLO: 13. Casey Moya 23.91.

200-yard butterfly:
13-and-over, 1. Brandon Vives, Metro Aquatics 1:54.71.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, Metro Aquatics 1:10.08; SOFLO: 7. Benjamin Kim 1:30.74, 8. Stefano Mazzi 1:31.28; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:02.46; SOFLO: 2. Christian Tijero 1:03.55, time drop, 3. Lucas Porven 1:05.00, time drop, 4. Aldo Zepeda 1:07.25, 5. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:10.99, 12. Gavin Sheyda 1:19.87, time drop, 13. Marvan Ekanayake 1:20.66, 14. Erick Esser 1:49.29.

500-yard freestyle:
13-and-over, 1. Gregory Espinoza, Metro Aquatics 4:50.00; SOFLO: 10. Javier Roman 5:10.64.

200-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Jonathan Rodriguez, Gulliver 2:02.25; SOFLO: 5. Javier Roman 2:09.53, 11. Zackary Harris 2:16.47, time drop, 15. Moises Rodriguez 2:17.78, time drop, 18. Mark Andre De Gracia 2:18.78, time drop, 22. Logan Gonzalez 2:21.70, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Joshua Barreto, OSC 1:16.48; SOFLO: 2. Stefano Mazzi 1:20.86, 4. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:28.93, time drop, 5. Juan Vallmitjana 1:32.36, time drop, 11. Martin Petkov 1:42.92, time drop, 16. Jason Moya 1:54.13, time drop; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:03.84, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Christian Tijero 1:06.84, time drop, 4. Alessandro Pereira 1:07.56, 5. Aldo Zepeda 1:08.90, time drop, 7. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:13.02, time drop, 12. Owen Smith 1:19.43, time drop, 13. Kevin Moya 1:19.49, time drop, 14. Marvan Ekanayake 1:21.12, time drop, 15. Hashan Ekanayake 1:22.67, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Max Segal, Miami Dade 43.41; SOFLO: 3. Stefano Mazzi 1:11.59, time drop, 4. Benjamin Kim 1:13.97, tie drop, 5. Juan Vallmitjana 1:15.20, time drop, 6. Alex Viazmetinov 1:15.24, time drop, 8. Leo Shee 1:20.59; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 56.11, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Aldo Zepeda 1:00.60, time drop, 5. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:02.23, time drop, 10. Gavin Sheyda 1:07.58, time drop, 11. Hashan Ekanayake 1:07.71, 12. Kevin Moya 1:07.76, 13. Marvan Ekanayake 1:09.07, time drop, 14. Owen Smith 1:09.09, time drop; 13-and-over, 1. Kyle Korvick, Gulliver 49.58; SOFLO: 14. Enrique Rodriguez 54.72, 17. Yannai Michael 54.98, time drop, 20. Chris Vasquez 55.68, 21. Zackary Harris 56.09, time drop, 22. Anthony Robaina 56.46.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-and-over, 1. Teo Darias, Gulliver 2:13.88; SOFLO: 5. Javier Roman 2:21.47, 7. Yannai Michael 2:21.81, time drop, 11. Samuel Bullen 2:32.94, time drop, 12. Logan Gonzalez 2:32.95, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joshua Barreto, OSC 1:26.00; SOFLO: 2. Benjamin Kim 1:32.03, 3. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:34.91, time drop, 5. Leo Shee 1:45.47, 7. Martin Petkov 1:49.14, time drop; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:15.02, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Christian Tijero 1:16.97, time drop, 3. Lucas Porven 1:18.76, time drop, 6. Aldo Zepeda 1:22.62, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
13-and-over, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 55.92; SOFLO: 9. Marcos Vazquez 1:00.99, 13. Moises Rodriguez 1:01.59, 16. Yannai Michael 1:01.93, time drop, 17. Chris Vasquez 1:02.17.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Joshua Barreto, OSC 33.51; SOFLO: 2. Stefano Mazzi 37.18, time drop, 4. Benjamin Kim 39.87, 6. Juan Vallmitjana 41.53, 7. Joseph-Blake Natino 45.50, 9. Alex Viazmetinov 46.16; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 27.64, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Christian Tijero 29.41, time drop, 4. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 32.50, 7. Marvan Ekanayake 34.05, time drop, 8. Owen Smith 34.15, time drop, 9. Gavin Sheyda 34.34.

100-yard backstroke:
13-and-over, 1. Kyle Korvick, Gulliver 57.10; SOFLO: 6. Enrique Rodriguez 1:01.49, time drop, 8. Zackary Harris 1:02.84, time drop, 13. Marcos Vazuez 1:06.07, 15. Logan Gonzalez 1:06.55.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joshua Barreto, OSC 38.77; SOFLO: 2. Benjamin Kim 40.09, 3. Leo Shee 42.59, 4. Alex Viazmetinov 42.80, 5. Preston Feldman 44.69, 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 44.91; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus 29.51, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Aldo Zepeda 30.92, time drop, 3. Alessandro Pereira, 32.52, 5. Lucas Porven 33.29, time drop, 7. Marvan Ekanayake 35.95, 10. Hashan Ekanayake 37.23, 11. Kevin Moya 37.62, 12. Gavin Sheyda 37.80, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Jake Wienants, Gulliver 4:32.55; SOFLO: 3. Moises Rodriguez 4:44.27, time drop.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Gulliver Winter Invitational Begins Friday At Academic Village Pool


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, February 15, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will get the chance to compete in their home pool against a strong field today through Sunday in the Gulliver Winter Invitational.

SOFLO heads the field with the largest contingent of 90 (45 girls and 45 boys) swimmers competing in 484 individual events at Academic Village Pool.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Christian Tijero, 12, 200-yard freestyle, 2:02.49.

Alexis Christensen, 12, 100-yard backstroke, 1:07.26; 200-yard freestyle, 2:07.13; 100-yard freestyle, 1:00.30.

Alejandro Mateus, 12, 100-yard backstroke, 1:02.35; 50-yard freestyle, 26.52; 100-yard butterfly, 1:01.56; 100-yard freestyle, 57.19; 50-yard butterfly, 28.55; 50-yard backstroke, 29.72.

Valerie Vank, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, 32.48; 100-yard butterfly, 1:08.10; 100-yard individual medley, 1:09.54; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:10.65.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 12, 50-yard freestyle, 27.96; 50-yard backstroke, 32.58.

Daniela Curbelo, 15, 400-yard individual medley, 4:44.18.

Alessandro Pereira, 11, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:15.28.

Also in the field are top seeds Miguel Cancel of AquaKids Sharks, Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, Alicia Mancilla, Emily Cordovi and Gaby Antonini of Gulliver Swim Club, Aitor Fungairino, Irvin Hoost, Brandon Vives and Evita Leter of Metro Aquatics.

In addition to SOFLO and Gulliver, other teams competing are AquaKids Sharks, Metro Aquatics and Miami Country Day Aquatics.

The girls and boys 1,650-yard freestyle is Friday beginning at 5 p.m. Miguel Cancel, 18, of AquaKids Sharks and Marcella Ruppert-Gomez of Gulliver are top seeds.

The bulk of the events are Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. The 13-and-under and 12-and-under sessions have been combined for both days.

IF YOU GO

What: Gulliver Winter Invitational.

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of note: The 13-and-over and 12-and-under have been combined on Saturday and Sunday. Gulliver Swim Team will host the meet at SOFLO’s home pool. Admission is $6 per session. Heat sheets will be posted online.

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

SOFLO Sweeps Team Titles At TYR SOFLO Open In Big Way; Swimmers Shine, Drop Times Preparing For Big Meets Ahead


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, February 5, 2018—With so much depth and talent, there was never a question the meet’s largest team would not win, but rather how many points South Florida Aquatic Club would accumulate over three days.

The answer: Lots.

Host SOFLO swept all three team titles in the TYR SOFLO Open at Academic Village Pool. SOFLO won the combined team title with 3,321 points. No other team cracked the 1,000-point barrier.

SOFLO won the men’s (1,763) and women’s (1,558) team titles by more than 1,000 points ahead of runners-up City of Miami Parks boys and AquaKids Sharks girls.

Big meets ahead include the Feb. 9-10 Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier at Plantation, March 3-4 Area 3 Championships at SOFLO, March 8-11 Speedo Southern Zone Sectionals at Plantation, March 16-18 Junior Olympics at Coral Springs and March 22-25 Senior Championships at SOFLO.

SOFLO swimmers are improving and paving a successful path to these major meets.

Jonathan Lozano, 10, was SOFLO’s lone high point award winner with 77 points. He finished with wins in the 50-yard backstroke (36.04), 200-yard backstroke (2:36.48) and 100-yard individual medley (1:15.89). Lozano was also a member of SOFLO B’s runner-up 200-yard freestyle relay.

Among SOFLO other winners on Sunday, the third and final day of the meet were:

Kayla Cunningham, 50-yard backstroke, 29.42.

Gaby Banks, 50-yard backstroke, 29.71.

Kathleen Golding, 200-yard butterfly, 2:04.60; 50-yard butterfly, 25.78.

Jennifer Rodriguez, 100-yard breaststroke 1:12.21.

Kelley Heron, 200-yard backstroke, 2:07.01.

Katrina Del Vecchio, 50-yard butterfly, 28.16.

Valerie Vank, 100-yard freestyle, 58.97, time drop.

Juan Colmenares, 50-yard backstroke, 28.69.

Rafael Rodriguez, 50-yard backstroke, 25.85, time drop.

Alejandro Mateus, 200-yard butterfly, 2:16.41, time drop.

Christopher Hau, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:10.49, time drop.

Christian Tijero, 200-yard backstroke, 2:16.70, time drop.

Sebastian Lares, 50-yard butterfly, 26.94, time drop.

Harvey Beckwith at Coral Springs Swim Club was also one of the success stories of the meet. At 40, the former state high school and junior national champion successfully returned to competition after a 12-year hiatus.

The first swimmer in CSSC history to earn a full swimming scholarship at a major Division I college (University of Southern California), swept the breaststroke events, winning the 50-yard breaststroke in a best tim 27.48, dropping 0.42 and 100-yard breaststroke in 59.84. He was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.09.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 3,321.5, 2. AquaKids Sharks 866, 3. City of Miami Parks 639, 4. YMCA of South Florida 536.5, 5. Coral Springs Swim Club 443, 6. Miami Swimming 402, 7. Flying Fish Swim Club 253, 8. Hialeah 245, 9. Shelton Doral Swim Team 204, 10. Plantation Swim Team 101, 11. Atlantis Swimming Club 78.5, 12. Bob Karl Swim Club 5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 1,558, 2. AquaKids Sharks 585.5, 3. YMCA of South Florida 352.5, 4. Coral Springs Swim Club 266, 5. City of Miami Parks 240, 6. Miami Swimming 219.5, 7. Flying Fish 158, 8. Atlantis 64.5, 9. Hialeah Swim Club 45, 10. Shelton Doral 42, 11. Plantation Swim Team 24.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 1,763.5, 2. City of Miami Parks 399, 3. AquaKids Sharks 280.5, 4. Hialeah Swim Club 200, 5. YMCA of South Florida 184, 6. Miami Swimming 182.5, 7. Coral Springs Swim Club 177, 8. Shelton Doral 162, 9. Flying Fish 95, 10. Plantation Swim Team 77, 11. Atlantis 14, 12. Bob Karl Swim Club 5.

HIGH POINT AWARDS:

GIRLS (10-and-under), 1. Bianca Nieto, City of Miami Parks 110, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 73, 3. Paola Negrin, Flying Fish 61; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo, 50, 5. Sarah Vasquez 33, 8. Giada Porven 27; (11-12), 1. Maddie Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 92; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 77, 3. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 59; SOFLO: 4. Kerry Cunningham 58, 6. Luna Delgado 41, 9. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 34, 11. Kaitlyn Barrios 33; (13-14), 1. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 97, 2. Elena Dinehart, AquaKids Shrks 63, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 58; SOFLO: 5. Sara Quintero 49, 6. Katrina Del Vecchio 45, 8. Kayla Cunningham 38; (15-and-over), 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 88, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 86, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 60; SOFLO: 4. Gaby Banks 59, 6. Jennifer Rodriguez 52, 8. Daniela Curbelo 41, 9. Kelley Heron 37, 11. Maya Coffey 32.

BOYS (10-and-under), 1. Jonathan Lozano, SOFLO 77, 2. Nohan Gomez, City of Miami Parks 72, 3. Marlon Matute, Hialeah 59; SOFLO: 9. Derek Hau 36, 10. Stefano Mazzi 32; (11-12), 1. Daniel De Aguiar, City of Miami Parks 90, 2. Marco Cancio, City of Miami Parks 85, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 82; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 68, 5. Christian Tijero 65, 6. Javier Colmenares 57, 9. Lucas Porven 33; (13-14), 1. Dominic Bono, AquaKids Sharks 97, 2. Miguel Sierra, AquaKids Sharks 74, 3. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 64; SOFLO: 4. Brennan Binder 61, 5. Esteban Rodriguez 52, 6. Sebastian Lares 45, 7. Christopher Hau 38, 11. Zackary Harris 33; (15-and-over), 1. Miguel Cancel, AquaKids Sharks 99, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 90, 3. Sam Bauta, AquaKids Sharks 51; SOFLO: 4. Heath Brames 46, 5. Ricardo Roche 46, 7. CJ Kopecki 39.50, 9. Juan Pablo Pineda 34, 11. Luis Villanueva 29.50.

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:
12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:51.77, time drop, (Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Alexis Christensen, Kaitlyn Barrios, Valerie Vank), 2. SOFLO B 1:58.93, 3. City of Miami Parks 2:02.57; 13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:42.36 (Paige Lane, Jacqueline Lugo, Katrina Del Vecchio, Kathleen Golding), 2. SOFLO B 1:45.95, 3. YMCA of South Florida A 1:46.76.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:59.98, 2. Molly Golding SOFLO 2:03.57, 3. Elena Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 2:05.39; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:53.59, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:59.99, 3. Maddy Schain, AquaKids Sharks 2:01.48.

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 29.42, 2. Emily Lopez-Diaz, YMCa 29.91, 3. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 30.48, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Gaby Banks, SOFLO 29.71, 2. Maddy Schain, AquaKids Sharks 30.32, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 30.86, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Elena Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 2:30.20; 15-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:04.60, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:09.94, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:19.51, 4. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 2:20.21.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 1:10.13, 2. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 1:15.75, 3. Stephanie Mooney, City of Miami Parks 1:17.52; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:12.21, 2. Iliza Aguiar, Miami Swimming 1:14.07, 2. Isabella Nigro, YMCA 1:14.19, 4. Valentina Carrion, SOFLO 1:18.78.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 2:18.89, 2. Sophie G, Miami Swimming 2:23.31, 3. Elena Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 2:23.60; 15-and-over, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:07.01, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:09.78, 3. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:13.69.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, City of Miami Parks 30.99,2. Paola Negrin, Flying Fish 306, 3. Ainnara Lazzaro, SDST 35.63; 11-12, 1. Maddie Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 30.04, 2. Eliza Chandler, Miami Swimming 30.80, 3. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 30.98, time drop; 13-14, 1. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 28.16, 2. Chloe Gonzalez, Miami Swimming 28.57, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 28.85, 4. Molly Golding, SOFLO 29.17, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 25.78, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 27.70, 3. Gaby Banks, SOFLO 27.90.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, City of Miami Parks 1:0.22, 2. Tania Mantilla, YMCA 1;03.45, 3. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 1:06.91; 11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 58.97, time drop, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, YMCA 1:00.04, 3. Maddie Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:0.20, 4. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 1:01.69; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 55.88, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 57.00, time drop, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 57.44, 4. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 57.83; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 53.22, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 54.36, 3. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 56.38.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, City of Miami Parks 1:07.88, 2. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:17.69, 3. Paola Negrin, Flying Fish 1:17.90; 11-12, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, YMCA 1:09.67, 2. Kerry Cunningham, SOFLO 1:12.76, time drop, 3. Sophia Grubbs, Flying Fish 1:13.83.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:
12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:49.12 (Christian Tijero, Lucas Porven, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Alejandro Mateus), 2. SOFLO B 1:55.79, 3. City of Miami Parks 1:57.89; 13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:33.79 (Heath Brames, Rafael Rodriguez, Lance Lesage, Juan Serna), 2. SOFLO B 1:33.84, 3. SOFLO D 1:38.82.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Dominic Boro, AquaKids Sharks 1:51.62, 2. Miguel Sierra, AquaKids Sharks 1:56.17, 3. David Chavez, Miami Swimming 1:58.97; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, AquaKids Sharks 1:41.47, 2. Heath Brames, SOFLO 1:49.24, 3. Sam Bauta, AquaKids Sharks 1:50.78, 4. CJ Kopecki, SOFLO 1:51.33.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jonathan Lozano, SOFLO 36.04, 2. Nohan Gomez, City of Miami Parks 36.07, 3. Marlon Matute, Hialeah 37.41, 4. Stefano Mazzi 37.45, time drop; 11-12, 1. Daniel De Aguiar, City of Miami Parks 30.27, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 30.35, time drop, 3. Dylan Ferguson, Flying Fish 3.81; 13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 28.69, 2. Moises Rodriguez, SOFLO 28.90, 3. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 29.03, 4. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 29.31, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 25.85, time drop, 2. Juan Diaz, SOFLO 27.21, time droo, 3. Reid Banciella, Miami Swimming 27.49, 4. Juan Serna, SOFLO 27.93.

200-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:16.41, time drop, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:21.71, time drop, 3. Marco Cancio, City of Miami Parks 2:27.10; 13-14, 1. Dominic Bono, AquaKids Sharks 2:09.69, 2. Miguel Sierra, AquaKids Sharks 2:13.56, 3. Michael Sam, City of Miami Parks 2:21.40; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, AquaKids Sharks 1:52.76, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:58.32, 3. CJ Kopecki, SOFLO 2:03.52, 4. Luis Villanueva, SOFLO 2:04.24.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under. 1. Sebastian Guio, YMCA 1:26.18, 2. Derek Hau, SOFLO 1:27.05, time drop, 3. Matviy Karachun, YMCA 1:27.27, 4. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 1:31.76; 13-14, 1. Christopher Hau, SOFLO 1:10.49, time drop, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:11.71, time drop, 3. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:11.72, 4. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:12.06; 15-and-over, 1. Harvey Beckwith, CSSC 59.84, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 1:02.36, 3. Alfredo Wolfermann, Miami Swimmin 1:05.41.

200-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jonathan Lozano, SOFLO 2:36.48, 2. Nohan Gomez, City of Miami Parks 2:44.50; 11-12, 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 2:16.70, time drop, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:18.02, time drop, 3. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:23.27; 13-14, 1. Dominic Bono, AquaKids Sharks 2:08.49, 2. Miguel Sierra, AquaKids Sharks 2:10.67, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:10.86, time drop, 4. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 2:15.58, time drop; 15-ande-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, AquaKids Sharks 1:51.72, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:58.98, time drop, 3. Rafael Rodrigue, SOFLO 1:59.93, 4. Bryan Rivero, SOFLO 2:02.66.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Nick Navarro, Hialeah 34.17, 2. Nohan Gomez, City of Miami Parks 34.87, 3. Marlon Matute, Hialeah 36.07; 11-12, 1. 13-14, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 26.94, time drop, 2. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 27.11, 3. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 27.25; 15-and-over, 1. Reid Banciella, Miami Swimming 24.42, 2. Juan Serna, SOFLO 24.53, 3. Robert Wilson, Unattached 25.57.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sebastian Guio, YMCA 1:06.83, 2. Marlon Matute, Hialeah 1:06.85, 3. Matviy Karachun, YMCA 1:09.15; 11-12, 1. Daniel De Aguiar, City of Miami Parks 56.82, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 58.49, time drop, 3. Alessandro Pereria, SOFLO 59.87, time drop, 4. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:01.03, time drop; 13-14, 1. Dominic Bono, AquaKids Sharks 52.18, 2. Miguel Sierra, AquaKids Sharks 52.31, 3. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 52.62, time drop, 4. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 52.93; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, AquaKids Sharks 45.85, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SFLO 48.61, time drop, 3. Heath Brames, SOFLO 49.31.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Jonathan Lozano, SOFLO 1:15.89, 2. Sebastian Guio, YMCA 1:16.17, 3. Matviy Karachun, YMCA 1:18.29; 11-12, 1. Daniel De Aguiar, City of Miami Parks 1:05.41, 2. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 1:07.73, time drop, 3. Marco Cancio, City of Miami Parks 1:08.93.

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

Smutny, Fungairino Win On Opening Night Of SOFLO Distance and IMX/IMR Challenge


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 13, 2017–Mary Smutny of AquaKids Sharks and Aitor Fungairino of Metro Aquatics won the first event of the Distance and IMX/IMR Challenge Friday night at Academic Village Pool.

Smutny, 17, won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:12.80 ahead of SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding, 17, who was second in a lifetime-best 10:19.28, shaving 4.19 seconds off her previous best.

SOFLO teammate Mallory Schleicher, 13, was third in 10:44.12, also a best time, dropping an impressive 41.48 seconds. Her previous best was 11:25.60.

Fungairino, 17, won the boys’ 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:35.56, off his best time of 9:29.86.

Rafael Rodriguez, 15, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing third in a lifetime-best 9:38.81, dropping 17.98 seconds off his previous best.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with two sessions.

Swimmers will get the opportunity to get some much-needed racing in and a chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

Up-and-coming swimmers will compete in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions are 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 IMR 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 IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

On Saturday, the 10-and-under and 11-12 IMR events are 100 IM, 200 IM, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle and begin at 8:30 a.m. The 13-and-over 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 IM begin 12:30 p.m.

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., the 10-and-under and 12-and-under events are 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly. The 13-and-over events begin at noon and include the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 500 freestyle.

In addition to SOFLO, among other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are AquaKids Sharks, City of Miami Parks, Hialeah, YMCA, Hurricanes Swimming, Azura, Gulliver, Flying Fish, Shelton Doral, SWAT and Pompano Beach.

The meet has attracted age group swimmers and several high school swimmers preparing for the upcoming district meets.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,000-yard freestyle: Open, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 10:12.80, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 10:19.28, time drop, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 10:44.12, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Paige Lane 10:56.00, time drop, 8. Molly Golding 11:04.73, time drop, 11. Sarah Acevedo 11:09.48, time drop, 13. Jennifer Rodriguez 11:15.92, time drop, 14. Sara Quintero 11:16.80, time drop, 18. Maya Coffey 11:27.05, 20. Alexis Christensen 11:44.82, 21. Emma Twombly 11:47.21, time drop, 22. Sabrina Osorio 11:48.45, 27. Valerie Vank 12:05.90, 29. Sofia Osorio 12:07.82, 30. Victoria Torres 12:08.36, 31. Leah Pando 12:17.42, 33. Kerry Cunningham 12:27.72, 34. Jena Legaspi 12:29.73, time drop, 36. Mia Escudero 12:31.11, 38. Giada Porven 12:33.03, 40. Luna Delgado 12:38.27, 42. LeeAnn Ranalli 12:45.17, 46. Fiorella DiSalvo 12:50.76, 49. Kailey Smith 12:54.35, 51. Mariann Catalasan 13:10.50, 53. Natalia Sibug 13:24.77, 54. Anastasia Lutz 13:51.61.

BOYS

1,000-yard freestyle: 1. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 9:35.56, 2. Andres Lares, Azura 9:37.55, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 9:38.81, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Ricky Roche 9:55.37, 11. Leonardo Mateus 10:09.64, 12. CJ Kopecki 10:15.60, 13. Joseph Lee 10:16.35, time drop, 15. Luis Villanueva 10:23.29, 16. Samuel Quintero 10:29.73, time drop, 18. Sebastian Lares 10:33.27, time drop, 21. Luke Lezotte 10:34.42, 22. Nicholas Munoz 10:37.02, 25. Juan Diaz 10:38.75, 28. Enrique Rdriguez 10:46.87, 29. Lance Lesage 10:47.11, time drop, 30. Javier Roman 10:48.02, time drop, 31. Yannai Michael 10:48.92, 33. Juan Serna 10:51.37, 34. John Paul Handel 10:54.25, time drop, 35. Juan Colmenares 10:59.80, 37. Brennan Binder 11:01.92, 39. Alejandro Mateus 11:21.97, time drop, 40. Christian Tijero 11:26.06, time drop, 41. Christopher Hau 11:26.40, time drop, 42. Roberto Garrido 11:28.60, time drop, 43. Alessandro Pereira 11:29.58, 44. Alex Golding 11:30.14, 45. Nathaniel Garrick 11:31.47, 47. Moises Rodriguez 11:38.50, 48. Aldo Zepeda 11:40.06, 49. Juancamilo Rivero 11:41.44, 51. Logan Gonzalez 11:46.35, time drop, 52. Chris Vasquez 11:48.82, time drop, 53. Javier Colmenares 11:53.54, time drop, 54. Lucas Porven 12:13.57, time drop, 57. Samuel Bullen 12:29.57, 61. Matthew Kim 13:10.08.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: SOFLO IMR/IMX Challenge

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday

SCHEDULE: Saturday, IMX/IMR, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, IMX/IMR, 8:30 a.m. and noon.

WHERE: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

OF NOTE: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are available free at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX or on Meet Mobile. For information call the swim office, 954-538-3721.

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

Broward, Miami-Dade Schools Re-Open Monday; High School Swim Meets Likely to Resume This Week


By Sharon Robb

September 17, 2017—Still in the midst of recovery and repairs after Hurricane Irma, Broward County and Miami-Dade public schools are scheduled to re-open on Monday with a full day of classes.

According to a Saturday announcement on Broward Schools’ social media, “the District looks forward to welcoming all students and employees back to school on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.”

District officials also added that before and after-school programs will also resume on Monday. Buses may face delays with some roadways to schools still waiting to be cleared.

Miami-Dade County public schools will also re-open on Monday according to school superintendent Alberto Carvalho, who made the announcement on Sunday afternoon.

Not all Miami-Dade schools will have air conditioning in all parts of their schools. The buildings have been inspected and deemed safe. However, there may be some power interruptions during the day.

“There may be delays, inconvenience and a bit of discomfort,” Carvalho said on Twitter. “We ask for your patience as we transition back to school.”

Public schools in both counties also announced all students will receive not only the free breakfast to which they are entitled but a free lunch for the foreseeable future.

Several private and charter schools are also planning to re-open on Monday.

No athletic events have been held in nearly two weeks in either county.

The Florida High School Activities Association granted its schools statewide permission to practice on Sunday if it was possible in an effort to catch up.

The Broward County Athletic Association’s Rocky Gillis and other officials plan to inspect football fields at each of its member schools on Monday. If they are in good condition, the schedule for Week 5 would go on as planned.

The BCAA postponed all golf, cross country and swimming competitions for Monday and Tuesday and will make a decision by Monday night when to resume. Girls’ volleyball is expected to resume on Tuesday depending on gymnasium conditions at each school.

Many Florida Gold Coast club team swimmers stayed in shape with dry land training off site in homes and garages including South Florida Aquatic Club with Bridge Athletics, which designed an eight-day training schedule for athletes to maintain strength and flexibility while out of the pool. Age group and senior coaches stayed in contact with their swimmers and dry land workouts.

As of last Wednesday, SOFLO’s home Academic Village Pool was up and running thanks to the tireless efforts of the City of Pembroke Pines and SOFLO coaches and support team. Pool chemicals are balanced and facility is safe. High school and club swimmers resumed training on Thursday.

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

SOFLO Hosts TYR Aviation Sizzler And Developmental Meet Saturday At Academic Village Pool


By Sharon Robb

August 18, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club will be flying high when it hosts the TYR Aviation Sizzler and Developmental Meet Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Every swimmer that competes in the Florida Gold Coast meet will receive a SOFLO toy airplane in honor of National Aviation Day, a U.S. national observation established in 1939 that celebrates the development and history of aviation.

The sizzler and developmental meets are for young swimmers working on honing their skills including strokes and turns and for swimmers who have not achieved a USS Motivational B time. The session will feature swimmers 6-and-under, 7-8 and 9-14.

Among visiting teams competing are Metro Aquatics, AquaKids Sharks and YMCA.

SOFLO will have 32 swimmers (16 girls, 16 boys) in 114 individual events and six relay teams in three relay events.

SOFLO swimmers are: Madison Adkins, 11; Mackenzie Ahearn, 14; Gabriella Arauz, 12; Johnny Bastos, 14; Samira Borges, 9; Sebastien Bourjolly, 14; Sebastian Bozeman, 11; Alexis Christensen, 11; Preston Christensen, 7; Kaitlyn Consuegra, 11; Samantha Creason, 12; Pilar Duranti, 9; Isabella Gomez, 11; Andrea Guerrero, 14; Luca Hincapie, 11; Lorenzo Laurentys, 10; Gabriella Lissa, 12; Brandon Lozano, 7; Sofia Lugo, 8; Jason Moya, 8; Kevin Moya, 10; Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 11; Mitchell Pecci, 14; Justin Rodriguez, 13; Abigail Scalzitti, 10; Gavin Sheyda, 11; Natalia Sibug, 11; Adrian Sowma, 8; Ahana Thakur, 12; Aryav Thakur, 8; Oleksi Viazmetinov, 8; and Elizabeth Volovich, 10.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Aryav Thakur, 25-yard butterfly, 25.56; 25-yard backstroke, 23.38.

Natalia Sibug, 50-yard butterfly, 39.05.

Mitchell Pecci, 50-yard backstroke, 39.37.

Sofia Lugo, 25-yard freestyle, 17.88.

Alexis Christensen, 100-yard individual medley, 1:27.60.

Brandon Lozano, 25-yard breaststroke, 27.55.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO TYR Aviation Sizzler and Developmental Meet

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of note: Admission is $4. Heat sheets are available free of charge on Meet Mobile and soflomeets.info/Aviation. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com