SOFLO Swimmers Shine In Session Two Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge; Lumsden, Harran, Petkov Double Winners


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 1, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got off to a good start in Session Two of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, Laila Harran, 12, and Toma Petkov, 10, each won two events and had a total of four time drops.

Lumsden won the 10-and-under 200-yard individual medley in 2:41.93 and 200-yard freestyle in 2:17.81.

Harran won the 11-12 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:21.10, dropping 5.88 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:34.23, another best time dropping 9.32.

Petkov won the 10-and-under 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:19.81, dropping 0.06 and 100-yard freestyle in 1:10.36, dropping 0.31.

David Valdiviezo, 12, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:33.54, dropping 9.06 seconds from his previous best. Valdiviezo also had a 3.69 drop in the 200 IM.

Several other SOFLO swimmers had some impressive time drops: Grace Petrucci, 100 IM, 5.04 seconds; Valentina Remmele, 200 IM, 5.48 and 200 freestyle, 4.61; Amber Connor, 200 IM, 41.23; Sofia Rodriguez, 200 IM, 5.58; Stephania Dmitrova, 200 freestyle, 4.09; Mackenzie McPherson, 500 freestyle, 4.72; Jianna Amores, 500 freestyle, 19.47; Luis Escobar, 200 IM, 10.30; Leonardo Zuluaga, 200 IM, 4.71; Santiago Zuluaga, 100 freestyle, 20.39; Michael Barber, 200 freestyle, 5.31; Gabriel Ferrer, 200 freestyle, 5.44; Sean Tee, 200 freestyle, 5.40; and Guillermo Mantilla, 500 freestyle, 5.34.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with one more session at noon and concludes on Sunday, again with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events. Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team and Hialeah Swim Club. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 1:14.32, 2. Sofia Robayo, MWA 1:24.92, 3. Dario Vazquez, UN 1:28.58; SOFLO: 5. Grace Petrucci 1:32.55, time drop 5.04, 7. Katie Petrucci 1:32.96, time drop 0.28, 8. Zoe Miralles 1:33.05, time drop 1.72, 9. Paige Fleming 1:34.00, 10. Ellie Phan 1:34.26.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:41.93, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 2:46.45, time drop 5.48, 3. Eva Milevska, MWA 2:46.85; SOFLO: 5. Amber Connor 3:02.34, time drop 41.23, 7. Karen Iino 3:15.38, 8. Gabriela Ekht 3:18.96, 9. Savanna Alonso 3:21.81, 10. Catalina Akpabio 3:30.06.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 2:21.10, time drop 5.88, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 2:25.02, time drop 0.46, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 2:29.71, time drop 2.62; SOFLO: 5. Jianna Amores 2:30.93, time drop 10.77, 6. Jemma Baldwin 2:30.94, 7. Ellie Jackson 2:31.42, 8. Sofia Rodriguez 2:32.02, time drop 5.58.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 1:06.52, 2. Sofia Robayo, MWA 1:10.63, 3. Eidison Rios, HSC 1:15.11; SOFLO: 6. Paige Fleming 1:20.09, time drop 0.24, 7. Zoe Miralles 1:21.19, time drop 1.35, 8. Katie Petrucci 1:25.76, 10. Maya Ramthun 1:27.58.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:17.81, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 2:28.86, time drop 4.61, 3. Eva Milevska, MWA 2:33.76; SOFLO: 6. Amber Connor 2:46.04, 8. Julia Baldwin 2:57.54, 9. Stephania Dmitrova 2:57.67, time drop 4.09, 10. Karen Iino 3:01.24.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 5:34.23, time drop 9.32, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 5:34.70, time drop 4:72, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 5:45.84; SOFLO: 4. Jemma Baldwin 5:45.90, 6. Jianna Amores 5:50.07, time drop 19.47, 7. Ellie Jackson 5:58.78, 8. Sofia Rodriguez 6:01.89.

BOYS
100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:19.81, time drop 0.06, 2. Danny Ramos, HSC 1:23.03, 3. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 1:28.53; SOFLO: 5. Niccolo Miccolis 1:34.05, 9. Santiago Zuluaga 1:44.72, time drop 3.55, 10. Lincoln Callaway Coy 1:56.46.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 2:40.90, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 2:43.69, time drop 2.28, 3. Ale Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 2:50.57; SOFLO: 4. Michael Barber 3:02.00, time drop 1.88, 5. Gabriel Ferrer 3:04.74, 6. Sean Tee 3:08.87, 7. Luis Escobar 3:09.82, time drop 10.30, 8. Leonardo Zuluaga 3:12.33, time drop 4.71.
11-12, 1. Alexander Diaz, UN 2:18.08, 2. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 2:18.88, 3. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 2:19.95, time drop 3.69, SOFLO: 5. Noah Mejias 2:27.51, 6. Eric Ferrer 2:30.95, time drop 0.20, 7. Guillermo Mantilla 2:31.91, 8. Rainier Leyva Riestra 2:33.12.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:10.36, time drop 0.31, 2. Danny Ramos, HSC 1:13.26, 3. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 1:13.28; SOFLO: 4. Niccolo Miccolis 1:17.79, time drop 0.02, 8. Santiago Zuluaga 1:35.07, time drop 20.39, 9. Andres Gomez 1:41.95, 10. Lincoln Callaway Coy 1:46.71, time drop 1.09.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 2:24.03, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 2:28.30, time drop 1.52, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 2:28.90, time drop 5.31; SOFLO: 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 2:34.35, time drop 0.57, 6. Gabriel Ferrer 2:44.11, time drop 5.44, 7. Sean Tee 2:50.15, time drop 5.40, 9. Luis Escobar 2:53.71, 10. Leonardo Zuluaga 3:00.72.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 5:33.54, time drop 9.06, 2. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 5:35.54, 3. Alexander Diaz, UN 5:36.17; SOFLO: 4. Rainier Leyva Riestra 5:36.97, time drop 1.90, 6. Eric Ferrer 5:45.33, time drop 2.10, 7. Noah Mejias 5:45.76, time drop 3.06, 8. Guillermo Mantilla 5:46.20, time drop 5.34.

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

Girls Relay, Ivy Acosta Lead SOFLO; Swimmers Race Well, Drop Times At September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, September 18, 2022—Against a competitive field, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had some nice swims and impressive time drops at the September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler Friday at Sunrise Civic Center pool.

Several SOFLO swimmers were racing in events for the first time.

The race of the day was the girls’ 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay where SOFLO’s foursome of Maya Barrizonte, Molly Barber, Ivy Acosta and Lilith Napoles swam their hearts out, just getting out-touched by Sunrise Swimming, 1:19.82-1:20.13.

Six-year-old Ivy Acosta led SOFLO with second place finishes in the 25-yard butterfly (25.75), 25-yard breaststroke (30.15) and 25-yard freestyle (21.89) and third place in the 25-yard backstroke (27.21).

The meet was capped at 125 swimmers. In addition to SOFLO, other teams that competed were Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones Swim Team, Heritage Aquatic Team, SwimFast and host Sunrise Swimming.
FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 24.42, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 25.75, 3. Isabella Pulido, BM 29.70.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 17.64, 2. Brooklyn Barry, SF 19.88, 3. Liz Dewar, HAT 20.32; SOFLO: 5. Maya Barrizonte 21.89, time drop 4.83, 6. Lilith Barrizonte 23.63, 17. Johanna Plaza 30.05, 18. Molly Barber 310.19, time drop 5.71.
9-and-over, 1. Mina Busscher, SF 18.51, 2. Jessica Dima, HAT 19.03, 3. Ziyu Pan, CC 20.08; SOFLO: 13. Dani Ward 26.34.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 23.88, 2. Isabella Pulido, BM 26.89, 3. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 27.21.
7-8, 1. Lilli Bosco, HAT 20.92, 2. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 21.37, 3. Liv Dewar, HAT 21.67; SOFLO: 9. Maya Barrizonte 24.55, time drop 1.72, 15. Molly Barber 26.09, time drop 3.05, 16. Lilith Napoles 26.95, 24. Johanna Plaza 32.49.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 19.90, 2. Ziyu Pan, CC 20.34, 3. Mina Busscher, SF 21.26; SOFLO: 20. Dani Ward 31.10

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under: 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 27.57, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 30.15, 3. Catherine Liao, CC 34.92.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 23.99, 2. Liv Dewar, HAT 25.67, 3. Story Wright, SF 26.64; SOFLO: 5. Maya Barrizonte 27.75, time drop 2.96, 12. Johanna Plaza 31.83, 13. Molly Barber 32.00, time drop 4.52, 23. Lilith Napoles 37.21.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 23.23, 2. Mina Busscher, SF 23.30, 3. Ziyu Pan, CC 23.4; SOFLO: 14. Dani Ward 32.28.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 19.91, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 21.89, 3. Isabella Pulido, BM 24.64.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 17.07, 2. Liv Dewar, HAT 18.55, 3. Francesca Pineiro Fros, BM 18.96; SOFLO: 6. Maya Barrizonte 19.85, 7. Molly Barber 19.95, time drop 3.92, 12. Lilith Napoles 21.77, 19. Johanna Plaza 24.48.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 16.74, 2. Isla Williams, SF 18.30, 3. Lexi Dougherty, SF 18.59; SOFLO: 10. Dani Ward 20.89.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Sunrise Swimming 1:19.82, 2. SOFLO A 1:20.13 (Maya Barrizonte, Molly Barber, Ivy Acosta, Lilith Napoles), 3. Blue Marlins 1:23.41.

BOYS
25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 23.48, 2. Flint Wright, SF 27.87, 3. Aiden Serralta, BM 35.26.
7-8, 1. Brandon Infante, BM 18.99, 2. Erik Ellis, SUN 20.30, 3. Preston Ehrlich, CSSC 20.57; SOFLO: 18. David Mendoza 29.83, 19. Gregory Miralles 30.65.
9-and-over, 1. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 14.36, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 16.40, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 16.44; SOFLO: 15. Christopher Plaza 26.95.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 25.38, 2. JC Marquez, HAT 28.14, 3. Flint Wright, SF 29.85.
7-8, No results posted on Meet Mobile, only psych sheet.
9-and-over, 1. Constantine Lazarou, CC 17.96, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 18.80, 3. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 18.86; SOFLO: 18. Christopher Plaza 27.09.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. JC Marquez, HAT 29.81, 2. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 29.96, 3. Flint Wright, SF 29.97.
7-8, 1. Erik Ellis, SUN 20.98, 2. Brandon Infante, BM 25.77, 3. Steve Ramraj, SUN 26.82; SOFLO: 4. Gregory Miralles 27.15, time drop 0.99, 11. David Mendoza 29.30.
9-and-under, 1. Hayyden Abrahamson, CC 20.03, 2. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 20.08, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 20.30; SOFLO: 9. Christopher Plaza 28.10.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 20.20, 2. Flint Wright, SF 24.10, 3. JC Marquez, HAT 30.58.
7-8, 1. Erik Ellis, SUN 16.22, 2. Brandon Infante, BM 16.37, 3. Preston Ehrlich, CSSC 17.88; SOFLO: 8. Gregory Miralles 19.84, time drop 2.29, time drop 2.29, 10. David Mendoza 20.85.
9-and-over, 1. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 14.11, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 14.90, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 15.53; SOFLO: 19. Christopher Plaza 22.27.
100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Blue Marlins B 1:25.54, 2. SwimFast 1:35.52, 3. Blue Marlins C 2:04.63.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Head To September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler On Friday


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, September 15, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are ready to show off what they are learning at swim practice.

Ten swimmers (seven girls and three boys) will compete in 40 individual events and one relay at the September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler Friday afternoon at Sunrise Civic Center pool.

SOFLO’s Maya Barrizonte, 8, is seeded first in the 7-8 25-yard freestyle in 18.64. SOFLO’s girls 100-yard freestyle relay is seeded first in 1:27.49 with Victoria Colmenares, 8, Molly Barber, 7, Lilith Napoles, 8, and Barrizonte swimming anchor.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are Ivy Acosta, 6; Johanna Plaza, 8; David Mendoza, 7; Gregory Miralles, 8; Dani Ward, 10; and Christopher Plaza, 10.

The competition gets under way at 5:30 p.m. and expected to end about 7:07 p.m. according to the timeline. Warm-up is 5 p.m.

The meet is capped at 125 swimmers. In addition to SOFLO, other teams competing are Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones Swim Team, Heritage Aquatic Team, SwimFast and host Sunrise Swimming.

Organizers added 9-and-over events for this Sizzler to introduce developmental swimmers to competition.

Admission is $3 and heat sheets are $2. A concession stand will be available during the meet. For any questions call the Sunrise Swimming Office at 954-747-4635.

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

Jeffrey Xiong, Zoe Miralles Leads SOFLO In Session One Of Piranhas September Open


By Sharon Robb
POMPANO BEACH, September 10, 2022—Jeffrey Xiong, Zoe Miralles and their South Florida Aquatic Club teammates got in some good racing in the opening session of the Piranhas September Open Saturday at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

Jeffrey Xiong, 10, was top boys’ finisher placing second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 48.72. He was also 12th in the 50-yard freestyle in 39.13.

Miralles, 10, was top girls’ finisher for SOFLO. She was fourth in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:34.77; went a best time in the 50-yard freestyle to finish sixth in 36.98, dropping 1.06 seconds; and was seventh in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:22.54.

Mattias Tejada, 10, had an impressive time drop in the 100-yard freestyle. He swam a best time 1:33.70 dropping 32.75 seconds off his previous best of 2:06.45.

SOFLO has 14 swimmers (seven girls and seven boys) competing in 37 individual events in two sessions.

SESSION ONE RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Mishka Machado, PB 1:04.63; SOFLO: 7. Zoe Miralles 1:22.54, 14. Maya Barrizonte 1:45.34.
11-12, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 59.41.
50-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Charlotte Balog, PB 41.30.
50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Temperance Horan, BR 35.13; SOFLO: 8. Maya Barrizonte 56.20, 9. Lilith Napoles 56.51.
11-12, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 28.78.
50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Juliette Driscoll, PCS 36.09.
50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Reagan Ramsey, PB 30.38; SOFLO: 6. Zoe Miralles 36.98, time drop 1.06, 12. Dalyah Bouti 41.42, 16. Lilith Napoles 46.62, 17. Ivy Acosta 46.65, 18. Anna Guerrero 48.06, 19. Molly Barber 49.59.
11-12, 1. Natalia Zawadecki, BR 32.15.
100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Mishka Machado, PB 1:17.11; SOFLO: 4. Zoe Miralles 1:34.77.
11-12, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 1:09.46.
BOYS
100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kaan Trentadue, PB 1:01.33; SOFLO: 17. Daniel Mantjos 1:32.50, 19. Mattias Tejada 1:33.70, time drop 32.75, 23. Seb Schumann 1:57.46.
11-12, 1. Marcos Machado, PB 59.41.
50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alexander Leon, PC 48.36; SOFLO: 2. Jeffrey Xiong 48.72, 7. Daniel Mantjos 53.89, 11. Gregory Miralles 1:02.22, 14. Mattias Tejada 1:03.54, 15. David Mendoza 1:05.93, 16. Seb Schuman 1:08.82, 18. Christopher Pozo 1:10.07.
11-12, 1. Maxime Martini, PB 37.58.
50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Kaan Trentadue, PB 30.67.
11-12, 1. Marcos Machado, PB 29.51.
50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Matthew Polazzi, PC 41.24; SOFLO: 7. Daniel Mantjos 47.96, time drop 0.16, 15. Mattias Tejada 1:01.62, time drop 1.73.
11-12, 1. Eyad Koleilat, PCS 37.86.
50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kaan Trentadue, PB 28.32; SOFLO: 12. Jeffrey Xiong 39.13, 19. Gregory Miralles 44.29, time drop 1.09, 21. Seb Schumann 47.94, 23. David Mendoza 51.32, 26. Christopher Pozo 1:01.68.
11-12, 1. Maxime Martini, PB 28.61.
100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Brian Mutuliga, TSU 1:23.61; SOFLO: 15. Gregory Miralles 2:07.63.
11-12, 1. Marcos Machado, PB 1:08.83.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Headed To Piranhas September Open On Saturday


By Sharon Robb
POMPANO BEACH, September 8, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will be in racing mode on Saturday at the Piranhas September Open at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

The Florida Gold Coast-sanctioned meet, hosted by Pompano Beach Piranhas, was capped at 250 swimmers.

SOFLO is sending 14 swimmers (seven girls and seven boys) to compete in 37 individual events at the day-long meet.

The SOFLO girls competing are Ivy Acosta, 6; Molly Barber, 7; Maya Barrizonte, 8; Dalyah Bouti, 8; Anna Guerrero, 9; Zoe Miralles, 10; and Lilith Napoles, 8.

SOFLO boys entered are Daniel Mantjos, 10; David Mendoza, 7; Gregory Miralles, 8; Christopher Pozo, 8; Sebastian Schumann, 10; Mattias Tejada, 10; and Jeffrey Xiong, 10.

Two sessions will be held Saturday. The first session for 10-and-unders and 11-12s, is 9 a.m. with a 7:30 a.m. warm-up. The second session for 13-and-over swimmers will start about one hour after the first session has been completed.

Opening session events are the 100 freestyle, 50 breaststroke, 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 100 individual medley. The second session events are the 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle and 200 IM.

Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and will be posted online at pompanopiranhas.com. There will also be a limited number of printed heat sheets for sale at $3 on the pool deck. The aquatic facility is located at 820 NE 18th Avenue.

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

TYR AUGUST GIRL SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Carolina Carrera


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, September 7, 2022–Carolina Carrera tried out for her school cross country team recently and was excited when she made it.

“It’s going to help my swimming and improve my strength,” she said. “Cross country will keep me in shape for swimming.”

Carrera, 11, is a sixth grader at Falcon Cove Middle School. She swims with the Asteroids and works with Coach Luis. She has been swimming at South Florida Aquatic Club for a year.

“I really like him,” Carrera said. “He brings out the best in me and is really supportive. He definitely challenges me. He’s helping me improve my fly and working on a lot of technique with me. I like being pushed. If we’re not pushed, we’re not going to go any where.”

Carrera started swimming five years ago. Her parents signed her up for swim lessons at the YMCA. “It just kept on going, became a routine and now I’m here,” she said.

“I like swimming because it’s a solo sport, something you can depend on yourself. But we also swim as a team at SOFLO so it’s a team sport, too.

“The atmosphere is very upbeat at SOFLO,” Carrera said. “I like the buzz and excitement in the air. I like the comfort of having friends next to me sweating and working hard.”

At the Aug. 27 SOFLO/TYR Back To School Developmental Meet at Academic Village Pool, Carrera swam four best times: 50-yard butterfly, 44.42, 8.58 time drop; 50-yard backstroke, 44.27, 5.76 drop; 50-yard breaststroke, 46.54, 2.82 drop; and 50-yard freestyle, 35.74, 1.30 drop. She finished in the Top 10 in all four of her events.

“I had just come back from vacation and I did better than I expected, way better,” Carrera said. “I was happiest with my 50 free. The fly isn’t my best stroke but I was happy with my performance in that one, too.”

During her summer vacation she won an open mile swim at Point O’Pines Girls Camp in Brant Lake, N.Y. She was the youngest competitor in the field.

“Swimming is very important to me,” Carrera said. “It’s almost as important as the routine of getting up in the morning.”

Her parents, Katherine and Jorge help keep her motivated. Both are athletic. They run and compete in triathlons.

“They definitely encourage me in swimming,” Carrera said. Her sister, Gabriella, 7, also swims and is on SOFLO’s pre-team. “We are definitely a fit family.”

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack. Carrera joins SOFLO teammates Lydia Smutny (July), Amber Connor (June), Eva Ortiz (May), Sally Golding (April), Natalie Gembicki (March), Sofia Lugo (February) and Valentina Remmele (January) as 2022 Swimmers of the Month.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. Among its female-sponsored athletes are 2020 Olympians Simone Manuel, Katie Ledecky, Lilly King, Annie Lazor, Ashley Twichell and other elite swimmers Melanie Margalis, Molly Hannis and Kelsi Dahlia.

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

TYR AUGUST BOY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Jacob Jones


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, September 6, 2022—After a few short months, Jacob Jones is settling in nicely at South Florida Aquatic Club.

Jones, 12, a seventh grader at Tequesta Trace Middle School, made his Florida Gold Coast swim meet debut at the Aug. 27 fall season-opener SOFLO/TYR Back To School Developmental Meet at Academic Village Pool.

The talented swimmer turned in career-best times in all four of his events: 50-yard butterfly, 33.35, 4.98 time drop; 50-yard backstroke, 33.95, 1.96 drop; 100-yard freestyle, 1:03.58, 3.16 drop; and 100-yard individual medley, 1:15.73, 3.07 drop. He won the 100 freestyle, placed second in the 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke and third in the 100 IM.

“I was excited to compete in a meet because I hadn’t competed in a while,” said Jones, who started at SOFLO in late June. “I was pushing myself to try and beat my times. In my last meet in Illinois, I liked my times, but I didn’t think they were the best times I could get.

“In the fly, back and freestyle I didn’t expect to drop that many seconds. I was happy about those times. The meet was great. All the swimmers were nice.”

Jones was moved up from Senior Development B to Senior Development A group and works with Coach Kenzy Green alongside Coach Jack Davies. Both have been impressed with Jones’ work ethic.

“It’s been great working with him,” Green said. “I’ve seen a lot of improvement in him, mainly in trying really hard at practice and the meet as well. He did super well at our last meet. He has a drive to be better. He really does enjoy the sport and does want to get faster so he really puts his heart into it. He is motivated. I really like what I see.”

Jones and his family moved to South Florida from Naperville, Ill., where he swam for Fox Valley Swim Club. His father had signed his four children up for swimming in their Illinois neighborhood.

“None of them asked, we just kind of forced the issue,” said his father Don. “They knew how to swim but I wanted them to have some activities during the summer. Jacob was the only one who took to it and had immediate success. His siblings chose to pursue other sports: David, 13, baseball; Noah, 10, American Ninja Warrior training; and Ashley, 8, gymnastics.

When the family moved to South Florida, his father started searching the USA Swimming website for a comparable competitive team to Fox Valley. He was impressed with SOFLO’s credentials including its’ USA Swimming National Club Excellence Silver Medal Club status.

“I like training there,” Jacob said. “It’s a nice club. The teammates are good and drills are hard which is going to help my swimming. I’m getting used to the longer kinds of drills we do. I’m getting into it.

“I like swimming,” said Jones, who played soccer and baseball in Illinois. “It’s fun and a good workout. I think I am decent at it. I am pretty competitive.”

Swimming has helped with his time management and scheduling, he said. A normal school day starts at 7:30 a.m., breakfast, morning practice on Tuesday and Thursday, school, afternoon practice at 5:45 and back home for dinner and homework.

Jones competed in four meets at Fox Valley before moving. He has noticed some key differences with swimming at SOFLO especially swimming outdoors in great weather. All of Illinois’ meets were indoors.

“Back in Illinois they had less drills,” Jacob said. “Down here there are more drills and they work on technique more. At Fox we did 100s and 200s. Here we do 75s, 100s, 200s and variety of different distances. It’s good down here. It’s nice to be able to be outside.”

His mom Nicole and dad are happy with their choice of SOFLO.

“I definitely can see they raise the bar in expectations from their athletes,” Don said. “At Fox they wanted you to go to at least three practices a week but you didn’t have to go every day. Here you are encouraged to go every single day. I went to the parent meeting and the coach talked about how much the athlete falls behind every day that he misses. He really encouraged that all the athletes come every day.

“I think it’s great they set the expectations for the athletes’ success and really encourage kids to come and participate.”

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack. Jones joins SOFLO teammates Ethan Hall (July), Adrian Rendon (June), Niccolo Miccolis (May), Alex Golding (April), Guillermo Mantilla (March), Tristan Dons (February) and Hashan Ekanayake (January) as 2022 TYR Swimmers of the Month.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology.

The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

Among its male-sponsored athletes are 2020 Olympians Michael Andrew, Tom Shields, Nic Fink, Townley Haas, Bobby Finke, Patrick Callan, Hunter Armstrong, Brooks Curry, Zack Harting and Jordan Wilimovsky and other elite swimmers Matt Grevers, Maxime Rooney, Nick Albiero, Jacob Pebley, Coleman Stewart, Justin Ress, David Curtiss, Charlie Clark and Ryan Lochte.

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

TYR JULY BOY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Ethan Hall


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, September 1, 2022— Ethan Hall is more than willing to put in the work when it comes to swimming.

Hall, 12, a seventh grader at Franklin Academy and Bronze Group member, started swimming three-and-a-half years ago. Since then he has improved every meet by putting in the effort and time.

“I was looking for a sport to do,” Hall said. “My mom’s friend told her about SOFLO. She put me in the developmental training with Coach George. I started liking it and then I moved up to Meteorites and started getting competitive.”

Hall played soccer when he was younger; plays basketball for fun on the weekends with friends and likes computer games, but swimming is his passion.

“I’m a competitive person,” Hall said. “It’s an amazing sport. I like the water. I like racing. I like the people who swim. I really want to make it to the top so I keep on trying harder.”

Hall goes the extra mile and has become a student of the sport. He watches videos of his training and meets with his father, Keith, a school teacher, who swam in Guyana until he was 13, but stopped when the economic downturn in the tiny South American country started shutting down public pools.

“He likes to swim, he likes to race and he likes to learn,” Keith Hall said. “We record his swims, watch it back and discuss. We watch a lot of videos. I give him a little knowledge and insight but he is the one who looks and figures things out.

“It was my wife (Lisa) who got him involved, started him with his first swim lessons, signed him up and got him with Coach George and Coach Rose,” Hall said. “Once he started liking it and showing promise I got involved and took it to the competitive level.

“He has what it takes in terms of being a good student. At the end of the day he loves it, he loves this sport.”

That was evident at last month’s 14&Under FGC Junior Olympics at Sailfish Splash Water Park in Stuart where he scored 21 points for SOFLO. He had 12 best times during the meet in the 11-12 age group in both individual and relay prelim and final events.

His finals drops were: 400-meter individual medley, 3.57 time drop; 100-meter backstroke, 1.45 drop; 100-meter freestyle, 0.17 time drop; 50-meter breaststroke, 2.24 time drop; 200-meter freestyle, 2.34 time drop.

Hall also competed on four relays: 400-meter freestyle relay that finished third; 400-meter medley relay that was third; 200-meter freestyle relay that was fourth and 200-meter medley relay that was second.

“The JO meet was the first time I swam the 400 IM at a championship meet,” Hall said. “It was a hard event but it was a good experience. I really liked the relays. On my individual swims I felt really good. I tried my hardest. I got into finals and got a bunch of medals.”

His favorite meet is the Speedo Winter Championships after competing in it for the first time last year.

“It was my biggest meet and my favorite,” Hall said. “I love Winter Championships. I have been waiting for it and it’s always on my mind. I dropped a lot of seconds last year and it made me feel really good. Coach Rose was really happy for me.

“It’s a great meet. There’s a lot of great swimmers there. All my friends gave me great inspiration. I hope this year I can do it again and pursue my goals.”

Out of the pool, swimming has helped him with managing his time. He wakes up at 6:30 a.m. After breakfast he gets ready for school. He finishes school at 3:15 and waits for his dad’s classes to end before heading home. Then it’s time for swim practice, 5:45-7:45. He comes home, checks his homework and gets a good night’s sleep.

Hall has plenty of goals, short and long range, he is working towards. “I feel like I am really trying hard,” he said. “I have been putting in all the work to make it.

“By the end of the year I would like to get some good places and really good times at Winter Champs,” he said. “In the 50 freestyle I would really like to get in the low 20s, 24-25. It’s been something I have been trying to work on all year. In the 100 free I would like to get under 55.

“My long term goals I hope to make it into the big groups at SOFLO, get on a good college team and be sponsored by TYR. I really want to make it to the top meets, like zones and senior champs.

“I know I have to work hard every day. I have bad days sometimes but I just shake it off. The next day I just focus on what I have to do better.”

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack. Hall joins SOFLO swimmers Adrian Rendon (June), Niccolo Miccolis (May), Alex Golding (April), Guillermo Mantilla (March), Tristan Dons (February) and Hashan Ekanayake (January) as 2022 TYR Swimmers of the Month.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology.

The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

Among its male-sponsored athletes are 2020 Olympians Michael Andrew, Tom Shields, Nic Fink, Townley Haas, Bobby Finke, Patrick Callan, Hunter Armstrong, Brooks Curry, Zack Harting and Jordan Wilimovsky and other elite swimmers Matt Grevers, Maxime Rooney, Nick Albiero, Jacob Pebley, Coleman Stewart, Justin Ress, David Curtiss, Charlie Clark and Ryan Lochte.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine In SOFLO/TYR Back To School Developmental Fall Season-Opening Meet


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, August 28, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got off to a great start to the fall season Saturday in the SOFLO/TYR Back To School Developmental Meet at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO’s Katie Petrucci, 7, led the 8-and-under girls with three individual wins in the 25-yard butterfly (22.48), 25-yard freestyle (18.08) and 100-yard individual medley (1:39.83), a time drop of 6.30 seconds.

Teammate Santiago Zuluaga, 7, led the 8-and-under boys also with three wins in the 25-yard backstroke (21.71), time drop of 0.29, 25-yard breaststroke (26.23) and 100-yard individual medley (1:50.79).

Haley Garcia, 15, came up big in the 15-16 races winning four races. She won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:24.02), 50-yard freestyle (31.50), time drop 0.32, 100-yard freestyle (1:09.11), time drop 0.06 and 100-yard individual medley (1:17.66), time drop 1.44.

Other multi-event winners with some impressive time drops were:
Mikhel Martin, 13, 100 butterfly 1:13.13, 100 freestyle 1:01.91.
Judith-Alison Natino, 16, 200 free relay 1:49.33, 100 butterfly 1:12.21, 100 backstroke 1:14.49, time drop 1.10.
Amber Connor, 10, 100 backstroke 1:27.97, 100 breaststroke, time drop 14.60, 50 freestyle 32.59, 2.65 time drop.
Gabriela Ekht, 10, 50 breaststroke, 45.70, time drop 2.27, 100-yard IM 1:33.96, time drop 7.69.
Maryella Baker, 12, 50 freestyle 30.05, 100 IM 1:18.54.
Paige Fleming, 10, 50 backstroke 39.56, 100 freestyle 1:20.33.
Ryan Harries, 13, 100 butterfly 1:06.39, time drop 4.04, 100 backstroke 1:08.00, time drop 4.01.
Rainier Leyva Riestra, 11, 50 backstroke 33.69, 100 breaststroke 1:25.60, time drop 0.03.
Matt McVeigh, 15, 100 backstroke 1:03.84, time drop 0.49, 100 freestyle 57.73, time drop 0.46.
Nicholas Veeser, 17, 100 breaststroke 1:12.78, 50 freestyle 27.28, 100 IM 1:07.44.
Justin Campos, 14, 50 freestyle 26.74, time drop 1.84, 100 freestyle 59.43, time drop 2.58.
Bruno Martins, 16, 200 free relay, 50 freestyle 26.58, time drop 0.60.

SOFLO led the five-team field with 152 swimmers (83 boys and 69 girls) in 464 individual and two relay events.

In addition to host SOFLO, other Florida Gold Coast teams that competed were Cyclones Swim Team, Metro Aquatic Club of Miami, SwimFast and Tsunami Swim Team.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

SATURDAY RESULTS
SESSION ONE
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly: 8-and-under, 1. Katie Petrucci, SOFLO 22.48, 2. Brooklyn Barry, SF 22.72, 3. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 23:21, time drop 3.51, 4. Anna Guerrero, SOFLO 26.09, time drop 8.51.

25-yard backstroke: 8-and-under, 1. Brooklyn Barry, SF 22.78, 2. Dalyah Bouti, SOFLO 23.78, 3. Story Wright, SF 24.87, 4. Anna Guerrero, SOFLO 26.05.

25-yard breaststroke: 8-and-under, 1. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 28.09, 2. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 29.15, time drop 1.56, 3. Story Wright, SF 29.17, 4. Anna Guerrero, SOFLO 30.59.

25-yard freestyle: 8-and-under, 1. Katie Petrucci, SOFLO 18.08, 2. Dalyah Bouti, SOFLO 19.22, time drop 0.94, 3. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 19.76, 4. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 21.60.

100-yard individual medley: 8-and-under, 1. Katie Petrucci, SOFLO 1:39.83, time drop 6.30, 2. Brooklyn Barry, SF 1:46.45, 3. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 2:08.17, 4. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 2:09.88.

Mixed 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle: 1. SOFLO A 1:16.01, 2. SOFLO B 1:31.30.

BOYS
25-yard butterfly: 8-and-under, 1. Francisco Miksovsky, MAC 22.17, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 24.00, time drop 4.93, 3. Gregory Miralles, SOFLO 25.61, 4. Tanner Abrahamson, CC 25.87.

25-yard backstroke: 8-and-under, 1. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 21.71, time drop 0.29, 2. Tanner Abrahamson, CC 24.52, 3. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 25.99, 4. Mateo Naranjo, SOFLO 26.20, time drop 1.93.

25-yard breaststroke: 8-and-under, 1. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 26.23, 2. Gregory Miralles, SOFLO 27.77, time drop 0.37, 3. Tanner Abrahamson, CC 30.65, 4. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 31.14, time drop 0.02.

25-yard freestyle: 8-and-under, 1. Francisco Miksovsky, MAC 18.31, 2. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 19.22, time drop 1.99, 3. Gregory Miralles, SOFLO 19.95, time drop 2.18, 4. Zachary Ogden, TSU 20.02.

100-yard individual medley: 1. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 1:50.79.

SESSION TWO
GIRLS

Mixed 9-18 200-yard free relay: 1. SOFLO A (Pablo Gomez, Judith-Alison Natino, Cali Harries, Bruno Martins) 1:49.33, 2. Cyclones 1:59.73, 3. SOFLO C 2:01.06 (Victor Valdiviezo, Cecilia Buzzelli, Sophia Avila, Nicholas Veeser).

50-yard butterfly: 9-10, 1. Linda Forsyth, UN 40.14, 2. Mia Rop, SOFLO 40.74, 3. Karen Iino, SOFLO 41.77, time drop 2.79; 11-12, 1. Camila Canelon, UN 31.43, 2. Aubrey Moen, CC 32.12, 3. Maryella Baker, SOFLO 31.61, 4. Sophia Rodriguez, SOFLO 33.74, time drop 2.69.

100-yard butterfly: 9-10, 1. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 1:45.10, 2. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 1:45.77; 11-12, 1. Camila Canelon, UN 1:12.41, 2. Aubrey Moen, CC 1:15.11; 13-14, 1. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 1:13.13, 2. Kayla Chacon, SF 1:17.71, 3. Mariana Wolfe, SOFLO 1:34.34; 15-16, 1. Judith-Alison Natino, SOFLO 1:12.21, 2. Cali Harries, SOFLO 1:18.64, 3. Kaitlyn Sanchez, SF 1:44.12.

50-yard backstroke: 9-10, 1. Paige Fleming, SOFLO 39.56, 2. Stephania Dmitrova, SOFLO 41.30, time drop 0.74, 3. Gabriel Ekht, SOFLO 43.82, time drop 1.28, 4. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 45.20, time drop 7.31; 11-12, 1. Danielle Brancati, SOFLO 36.35, time drop 0.84, 2. Marlena Groves, SOFLO 37.23, time drop 0.56, 3. Sofia Martinez, SOFLO 38.80, time drop 4.09; 4. Varvara Dmitrova, SOFLO 39.04, time drop 2.80.

100-yard backstroke: 9-10, 1. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:27.97, 2. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 1:37.06; 11-12, 1. Camila Canelon, UN 1:14.22, 2. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:19.21, time drop 1.44, 3. Marlena Groves, SOFLO 1:21.47, 4. Ziyu Pan, CCPR 1:37.10; 13-14, 1. Nicole Jimenez, MAC 1:13.62, 2. Kayla Chacon, SF 1:15.67, 3. Shantal Teran, SF 1:18.33, 4. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 1:19.56; 15-16, 1. Judith-Alison Natino, SOFLO 1:14.49, time drop 1.10, 2. Cali Harries, SOFLO 1:20.85, 3. Adriana Pichardo, SF 1:30.41.

50-yard breaststroke: 9-10, 1. Gabriela Ekht, SOFLO 45.70, time drop 2.27, 2. Sofia Rufeev, SOFLO 47.33, time drop 0.49, 3. Linda Forsyth, UN 48.80, 4. Stephania Dmitrova, SOFLO 49.19, time drop 0.27; 11-12, 1. Aubrey Moen, CC 39.64, 2. Maryella Baker, SOFLO 41.78, 3. Sophia Rodriguez, SOFLO 42.79, time drop 3.97, 4. Devy Otero, SOFLO 44.89, time drop 2.24.

100-yard breaststroke: 9-10, 1. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:33.78, time drop 14.60, 2. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 1:45.06, time drop 3.73; 11-12, 1. Aubrey Moen, CC 1:27.79, 2. Eva Ortiz, SOFLO 1:41.68, 3. Alejandra Quinto, CC 1:41.70; 13-14, 1. Kayla Chacon, SF 1:24.76, 2. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 1:26.93, 3. Isabella Callaway Coy, SOFLO 1:27.20, time drop 12.90, 4. Gabriela Marin, SOFLO 1:28.62, time drop 4.59; 15-16, 1. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 1:24.02, 2. Cecilia Buzzelli, SOFLO 1:32.31, time drop 6.01, 3. Kaitlyn Sanchez, SF 1:38.20, 4. Dominique Balli, SOFLO 35.48.

50-yard freestyle: 9-10, 1. Amber Connor, SOFLO 32.59, time drop 2.65, 2. Paige Fleming, SOFLO 34.44, 3. Luna Varela, MAC 34.92, 4. Mia Rop, SOFLO 35.78; 11-12, 1. Maryella Baker, SOFLO 30.05, 2. Marlena Groves, SOFLO 32.06, 3. Danielle Brancati, SOFLO 33.50, time drop 1.16, 4. Sofia Martinez, SOFLO 35.00, time drop 0.16; 13-14, 1. Shantal Teran SF 31.12, 2. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 31.39, 3. Gabriela Marin, SOFLO 31.43, 4. Mikaella Martinez, SOFLO 32.85; 15-16, 1. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 31.50, time drop 0.32, 2. Kaitlyn Sanchez, SF 31.83, 3. Cecilia Buzzelli, SOFLO 35.26, time drop 1.75, 4. Dominique Balli, SOFLO 35.48.

100-yard freestyle: 9-10, 1. Paige Fleming, SOFLO 1:20.33, 2. Sofia Rufeev, SOFLO 1:21.38, time drop 2.86, 3. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 1:28.44, 4. Zoe Miralles, SOFLO 1:30.17; 11-12, 1. Camila Canelon, UN 1:05.17, 2. Sophia Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:09.26, time drop 3.94, 3. Alejandro Quinto, CC 1:20.20, 4. Varvara Dmitrova, SOFLO 1:20.24, time drop 8.65; 13-14, 1. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 1:01.91, 2. Nicole Jimenez, MAC 1:05.87, 3. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 1:09.00, 4. Gabriela Martin, SOFLO 1:09.73; 15-16, 1. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 1:09.11, time drop 0.06, 2. Kaitlyn Sanchez, SF 1:18.01, 3. Cecilia Buzzelli, SOFLO 1:19.24, time drop 0.93, 4. Dominique Balli, SOFLO 1:19.52, time drop 2.19.

100-yard individual medley: 9-10, 1. Gabriela Ekht, SOFLO 1:33.96, time drop 7.69, 2. Karen Iino, SOFLO 1:34.91, 3. Stephania Dmitrova, SOFLO 1:37.79; 11-12, 1. Maryella Baker, SOFLO 1:18.54, 2. Sophia Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:23.46, time drop 3.09, 3. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:24.19, time drop 1.69, 4. Danielle Brancati, SOFLO 1:25.17; 13-14, 1. Kayla Chacon, SF 1:14.16, 2. Gabriela Marin, SOFLO 1:17.77, time drop 1.01, 3. Shantal Teran, SF 1:21.06, 4. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 1:2158; 15-16, 1. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 1:17.66, time drop 1.44, 2. Cecilia Buzzelli, SOFLO 1:30.71, time drop 1.66.

BOYS
50-yard butterfly: 9-10, 1. Timber Wright, SF 38.80, 2. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 39.32, 3. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 40.43, time drop 4.76, 4. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 42.82, time drop 3.25; 11-12, 1. Luca Pichardo, CC 32.77, 2. Jacob Jones, SOFLO 33.35, time drop 4.98, 3. Benjamin Liss, SOFLO 35.31, time drop 4.92, 4. Kenneth Solis, SOFLO 35.70, time drop 0.79.

100-yard butterfly: 9-10, 1. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 1:31.43; 11-12, 1. Matthew Ortiz, SOFLO 1:26.29, 2. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 1:28.19, 3. Luke Stojack, SF 1:31.24, 4. Jonathan Li, SOFLO 1:44.59; 13-14, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:06.39, time drop 4.04, 2. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 1:07.12, time drop 9.70, 3. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 1:07.75, time drop 1.45, 4. Diego Reveron, SOFLO 1:08.43, time drop 3.55; 15-16, 1. Ayden Otero, SOFLO 1:00.27, time drop 3.76, 2. Bruno Martins, SOFLO 1:04.14, time drop 2.33, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, SOFLO 1:05.84, 4. Aidan Vazquez, CC 1:07.56.

50-yard backstroke: 9-10, 1. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 39.68, 2. Timber Wright, SF 40.23, 3. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 40.44, 4. Lucas Bolano, SOFLO 43.39, time drop 8.52; 11-12, 1. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 33.69, 2. Jacob Jones, SOFLO 33.95, time drop 1.96, 3. Luca Pichardo, CC 36.35, 4. Kenneth Solis, SOFLO 36.97, time drop 0.99.

100-yard backstroke: 9-10, 1. Guy Soto, CC 1:22.29, 2. Niccolo Miccolis, SOFLO 1:34.71, time drop 3.58; 11-12, 1. Kai Grossi, CC 1:11.79, 2. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 1:12.46, 3. Marcel Cowley, MAC 1:16.17, 4. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 1:18.05, time drop 6.39; 13-14, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:08.00, time drop 4.01, 2. Justin Campos, SOFLO 1:08.35, time drop 1.62, 3. Kenny Paas, SOFLO 1:08.93, 4. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 1:10.23, time drop 1.07; 15-16, 1. Matt McVeigh, SOFLO 1:03.84, time drop 0.49, 2. Ayden Otero, SOFLO 1:05.77, 3. Andres Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:08.29, time drop 0.56, 4. Victor Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:08.71, time drop 0.23.

50-yard breaststroke: 9-10, 1.Michael Barber, SOFLO 45.81, time drop 2.01, 2. Janiel Espinosa, SF 47.08, 3. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 47.41, time drop 0.10, 4. Sean Tee, SOFLO 47.89, time drop 0.77; 11-12, 1. Luca Pinchardo, CC 39.37, 2. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 39.41, 3. Benjamin Liss, SOFLO 39.83, time drop 1.61, 4. Aiden Delgado, SOFLO 43.00, time drop 1.76.

100-yard breaststroke: 9-10, 1. Guy Soto, CC 1:41.67; 11-12, 1. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 1:25.60, time drop 0.03, 2. Rafael Naranjo, SOFLO 1:28.25, 3. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 1:33.31, time drop 2.64, 4. Jonathan Li, SOFLO 1:33.56; 13-14, 1. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 1:14.03, time drop 4.11, 2. Martin Petkov, SOFLO 1:14.43, time drop 2.26, 3. Kenny Paas, SOFLO 1:14.54, time drop 3.15, 4. Thomas Avenado, SF 1:18.71; 15-16, 1. Andres Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:14.06, 2. Pablo Gomez, SOFLO 1:16.63, 3. Carlos Rincon, SOFLO 1:19.68, 4. Bruno Martins, SOFLO 1:20.09, time drop 0.90; 17-18, 1. Nicholas Veeser, SOFLO 1:12.78.

50-yard freestyle: 9-10, 1. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 32.16, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 32.77, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 32.86, time drop 2.22, 4. Sean Tee, SOFLO 33.76, time drop 1.83; 11-12, 1. Marcel Cowley, MAC 29.95, 2. Rafael Naranjo, SOFLO 31.10, time drop 3.21, 3. Michael Shy, CC 31.63, 4. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 32.08, time drop 2.33; 13-14, 1. Justin Campos, SOFLO 26.74, time drop 1.84, 2. Kenny Paas, SOFLO 26.84, time drop 1.12, 3. Diego Reveron, SOFLO 27.48, time drop 0.62, 4. Thomas Avenado, SF 27.64; 15-16, 1. Bruno Martins, SOFLO 26.58, time drop 0.60, 2. Xavier Hernandez, MAC 26.59, 3. Pablo Gomez, SOFLO 26.61, time drop 0.68, 4. Victor Valdiviezo, SOFLO 27.56; 17-18, 1. Nicholas Veeser, SOFLO 27.28.

100-yard freestyle: 9-10, 1. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 1:15.18, time drop 4.24, 2. Timber Wright, SF 1:19.19, 3. Enzo Booth, SOFLO 1:21.30, time drop 2.63, 4. Luca Bolano, SOFLO 1:22.39; 11-12, 1. Jacob Jones, SOFLO 1:03.58, time drop 3.16, 2. Aiden Delgado, SOFLO 1:07.50, time drop 6.84, 3. Rafael Naranjo, SOFLO 1:08.52, time drop 6.86, 4. Michael Shy, CC 1:10.26; 13-14, 1. Justin Campos, SOFLO 59.43, time drop 2.58, 2. Thomas Avenado, SF 59.54, 3. Diego Reveron, SOFLO 1:00.39, time drop 1.07, 4. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 1:00.84, time drop 0.87; 15-16, 1. Matt McVeigh, SOFLO 57.73, time drop 0.46, 2. Pablo Gomez, SOFLO 58.58, time drop 0.56, 3. Yash Patel, CC 59.14, 4. Victor Valdiviezo, SOFLO 59.51, time drop 3.77.

100-yard individual medley: 9-10, 1. Janiel Espinosa, SF 1:22.74, 2. Roy Alvarez, MAC 1:23.30, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 1:24.74, time drop 4.42, 4. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 1:26.22; 11-12, 1. Kai Grossi, CC 1:11.86, 2. Luca Pichardo, CC 1:15.04, 3. Jacob Jones, SOFLO 1:15.73, time drop 3.07, 4. Marcel Cowley, MAC 1:18.93; 13-14, 1. Matthew Jimenez, SOFLO 1:19.06. 2. Adrian Sowma, SOFLO 1:19.45, time drop 3.26, 3. Giancarlo DaSilva, CC 1:21.70, 4. Aston Claxon, SOFLO 1:23.32; 15-16, 1. Andres Tejada, UN 1:01.59, 2. Giorgio Rusconi, SOFLO 1:03.74, 3. Ayden Otero, SOFLO 1:06.29, 4. Yash Patel, CC 1:11.70; 17-18, 1. Nicholas Veeser, SOFLO 1:07.44.
SESSION THREE
GIRLS

1000-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 11:32.17, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 11:34.87, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 11:44.14, 4. Saree Young, SOFLO 11:57.04; 13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 10:30, 2. Isabel Viera 10:38.36, 3. Carley Kaplan, UN 11:21.23, 4. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 11:41.04; 15-16, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 11:16.06, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 11:18.13, 3. Natalia Sibug, UN 11:51.41, 4. Cali Harries, SOFLO 12:09.10.
BOYS
1000-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 11:32.37, 2. Javier Massot, MAC 12:03.43, 3. Kevin Garcia, SOFLO 13:22.97; 13-14, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 9:56.60, 2. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 10:28.34, 3. Luis Blanca, MAC 19:48.46, 4. Jesus Linares, MAC 11:06.46; 15-16, 1. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 9:57.37, 2. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 10:00.60, 3. Alessandro Pereira, UN 10:03.28, 4. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 10:05.64.

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

TYR JUNE BOY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Adrian Rendon


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, August 20, 2022—Adrian Rendon realized how much he loved swimming when he was out of the pool for two months.

Rendon broke his right arm in P.E. class at school when he was running and fell. He couldn’t get his cast wet in the pool but he did try to stay in shape with some dryland training.

“I missed it a lot,” Rendon said. “When I came back I caught up pretty quick. My arm feels pretty good, it doesn’t hurt anymore.”

Rendon is fully recovered and back in the pool with his SOFLO teammates.

At the July 14-17 Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics at Sailfish Park, he swam three personal best times in individual events and was a member of three relays that also turned in best times.

Rendon posted best times in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:15.08, dropping 4.76 seconds; 200-meter backstroke in 2:26.13, dropping 3.72; and 200-meter butterfly in 2:32.02, dropping 1.11. He was also a member of the 400-meter medley relay, 200-meter freestyle relay and 200-meter medley relay. His favorite stroke is the backstroke.

In addition to JOs, his other top meet was the 2019 Winter Championships where he earned high point.

Rendon, 13, an eighth grader at Tequesta Trace Middle School, has been swimming for eight years. He started when he was 5, following in the footsteps of his older brother, Wisthon Rendon, a senior at Cypress Bay High School. He played soccer for three years but gave it up to focus on swimming.

“I saw my brother swimming and I wanted to be like him,” Rendon said. “I like swimming. I like it best when I improve my times.”

Rendon said swimming has helped him out of the pool with discipline, time management and focus.

“I am training hard in every practice and doing my best,” said Rendon, who is in Silver Group and trains with Coach Jack Davies. He said he is working hard to qualify for major meets in the future.

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack. Rendon joins SOFLO swimmers Niccolo Miccolis (May), Alex Golding (April), Guillermo Mantilla (March), Tristan Dons (February) and Hashan Ekanayake (January) as 2022 TYR Swimmers of the Month.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology.

The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

Among its male-sponsored athletes are 2020 Olympians Michael Andrew, Tom Shields, Nic Fink, Townley Haas, Bobby Finke, Patrick Callan, Hunter Armstrong, Brooks Curry, Zack Harting and Jordan Wilimovsky and other elite swimmers Matt Grevers, Maxime Rooney, Nick Albiero, Jacob Pebley, Coleman Stewart, Justin Ress, David Curtiss, Charlie Clark and Ryan Lochte.

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