Juan Vallmitjana Leads SOFLO On Final Day Of GRSC Fall Classic


By Sharon Robb

MIAMI, October 23, 2019—Juan Vallmitjana of South Florida Aquatic Club was a double winner on the second and final day of the GRSC Fall Classic Sunday at Gulliver Swim Club.

Vallmitjana, 10, won the 100-yard freestyle and 50-yard butterfly in career-best times.

Vallmitjana won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:03.56, dropping 0.67 and 50-yard butterfly in 33.48, dropping 1.53.

Ryan Harries was second in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:14.51. He was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:23.39.

Logan Gonzalez was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:25.07.

The SOFLO girls were led by Shelby Evans, Amanda Grubbs, Alessandra Gendarmi, Mariann Catalasan and Fiorella Di Salvo.

Evans was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:27.16.

Di Salvo was third in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:24.30 and third in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.29.

Grubbs was third in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:18.19.

Gendarmi was third in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 1:08.87.

Catalasan was third in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:06.02.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Paola Negrin, GSC 2:19.28; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:24.30, time drop, 13-14, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:12.54.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 1:13.76; SOFLO: 3. Amanda Grubbs 1:18.19, time drop, 4. Sofia Gomez 1:23.62, time drop, 5. Jemma Baldwin 1:23.64, time drop, 9. Mackenzie McPherson 1:25.43, time drop, 10. Juliana Cavalcanti 1:25.54, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, GSC 2:33.18; SOFLO: 5. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:44.49, time drop, 13-14, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:25.69; SOFLO: 4. Mariann Catalasan 2:42.63, time drop, 6. Dahlia Hirsh 2:49.62, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 1:24.58; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 1:27.16, time drop, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 1:34.89, time drop, 5. Oliver Wilson 1:38.52, 6. Amanda Grubbs 1:39.49, 8. Jordan Evans 1:41.93, 10. Juliana Cavalcanti 1:45.90.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carolina Seoane, MAC 1:02.74; SOFLO: 3. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:08.87, time drop, 4. Sofia Gomez 1:12.18, time drop, 6. Jemma Baldwin 1:12.79, time drop, 11. Mackenzie McPherson 1:15.45; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 57.00; SOFLO: 5. Mariana Pinto 1:00.14, 13-14, 1. Nat Gembicki, Unattached 55.63.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:05.53; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:07.29; 13-14, 1. Giovanna Musiello, GSC 1:03.21; SOFLO: 3. Mariann Catalasan 1:06.02, time drop, 6. Leah Pando 1:09.74.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carolina Seoane, MAC 33.50; SOFLO: 6. Jemma Baldwin 39.67, time drop, 8. Sofia Gomez 40.03.

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:03.26; 13-14, 1. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 1:03.65; SOFLO: 4. Leah Pando 1:10.66, time drop, 6. Dahlia Hirsh 1:15.27.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 32.57; SOFLO: 5. Amanda Grubbs 37.86, time drop, 7. Mackenzie McPherson 38.83, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
14-and-under, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 5:06.42; SOFLO: 4. Mariana Pinto 5:35.81.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Andres Tejada, MAC 2:16.27; 13-14, 1. tie, Juan Abella, MAC and Marcelo Mansur, MAC 2:02.92; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:09.63, 8. Logan Gonzalez 2:13.18.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Alper 1:13.00; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Harries 1:14.51, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Juanfra Gudino, GSC 2:35.70; SOFLO: 8. Matt McVeigh 3:05.12, time drop, 13-14, 1. Marco Cancio, GSC 2:24.49; SOFLO: 2. Logan Gonzalez 2:25.07.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Alper 1:20.28; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 1:23.39, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:03.56, time drop; 11-12, 1. Andres Tejada, MAC 56.22; SOFLO: 4. Alexander Miller 58.47, 5. Felix Gonzalez 59.02, time drop; 13-14, 1. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, HSC 50.50; SOFLO: 9. Javier Colmenares 53.97, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 1:02.45; SOFLO: 5. Alexander Miller 1:09.33, 8. Jaden Amores 1:10.39, 13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 56.19; SOFLO: 7. Adrian Hernandez 1:03.01, time drop, 10. Austin Nelson 1:04.77, time drop.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Robinson Naranjo, BMHG 36.02.

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Andriy Huertas, Unattached 1:02.08; SOFLO: 9. Felix Gonzalez 1:09.60, time drop; 13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 55.69; SOFOL: 6. Javier Colmenares 59.48, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 33.48, time drop; SOFLO: 11. Reed Woodward 41.75, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
14-and-under, 1. Rey Lorenzo, MAC 5:04.79; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 5:16.36, time drop.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Head Field For This Weekend’s GRSC Fall Classic


By Sharon Robb

MIAMI, October 18, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will get a chance at some good racing at this weekend’s GRSC Fall Classic at Gulliver Swim Club.

SOFLO has 47 swimmers (25 girls and 22 boys) competing in 256 individual events.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Mariana Pinto, 12, 200-yard freestyle, 2:02.51.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 200-yard freestyle, 2:14.43; 50-yard freestyle, 28.91; 100-yard freestyle, 1:04.23; 50-yard butterfly, 35.01.

Javier Colmenares, 13, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:05.73; 200-yard individual medley, 2:08.42.

Shelby Evans, 9, 50-yard breaststroke, 40.20; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:31.06.

Fiorella Di Salvo, 11, 200-yard backstroke, 2:20.98; 200-yard individual medley, 2:25.51.

Logan Gonzalez, 14, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:21.36.

In addition to SOFLO, among other teams in the field are Metro Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Hurricanes Swimming, Ransom-Everglades, BEST, Hialeah, Midtown Weston, Florida Keys Swim Club, Alper J Swim Team and Shelton Doral Swim Team.

The meet is open to all 14-and-under swimmers who are not currently competing in high school swimming preparing for district meets.

IF YOU GO

What: GRSC Fall Classic

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, two sessions, 11 a.m; Sunday, two sessions, 10 a.m.

Where: Gulliver Swim Club, 6575 North Kendall Drive, Miami.

Of note: The meet, hosted by Gulliver Swim Club, is timed finals. Admission is $6 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on line. Concessions will be provided.

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

SOFLO Girls, Boys Share Center Stage On Final Day Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, September 29, 2019— South Florida Aquatic Club boys and girls swimmers took turns taking center stage on the third and final day of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Olivia Dinehart won the 200-yard individual medley 2:11.42 and was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:06.75.

Grabbing second places in their events were Anastasia Lutz, Sarah Acevedo and Shelby Evans.

Rafael Rodriguez won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:54.29 and 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.40.

Ryan Harries won the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 37.94.

Dominic Bono won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:47.97.

Philopatier Ibrahim took second places in the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley.

In addition to host SOFLO, other teams that competed were City of Miami Parks, Hialeah Swim CLub, Midtown Weston, Pompano Beach Piranhas, St. Andrew’s and Shelton Doral.

Over three days, swimmers got the opportunity to get a chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

Up-and-coming swimmers competed in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions were 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.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 35.01; SOFLO: 4. Mikhel Martin 38.73, 5. Amanda Grubbs 40.41, 6. Shelby Evans 40.55, time drop, 7. Mackenzie McPherson 40.89, time drop, 9. Juliana Cavalcanti 41.18, 10. Olivia Watson 41.69, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
12-and-under, 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:03.45; SOFLO: 2. Anastasia Lutz 1:06.01, 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:07.26, time drop, 6. Izzy Wilson 1:08.39, time drop, 9. Mariana Pinto 1:09.77.

200-yard butterfly:
13-and-under, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 2:10.62; SOFLO: 2. Sarah Acevedo 2:11.59, 3. Sara Quintero 2:12.15, 4. Paige Lane 2:12.29, 5. Molly Golding 2:12.45, 6. Mallory Schleicher 2:13.12, 7. Maddie Smutny 2:13.43, 8. Olivia Dinehart 2:13.90, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Naiyla DiSarno, MWA 39.41; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 40.20, time drop, 6. Gianna Martin 43.33, time drop, 7. Sofia Gomez 44.69, time drop, 8. Mackenzie McPherson 44.87, time drop, 10. Olivia Wilson 45.38, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under, 1. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 1:13.06; SOFLO: 3. Anastasia Lutz 1:16.78, time drop, 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:18.77, time drop. 10. Mariana Pinto 1:22.95.

200-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:11.42; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 2:13.16, 6. Maddie Smutny 2:18.37, 7. Sarah Acevedo 2:18.82, time drop, 9. Elena Dinehart 2:19.74, 10. Paige Lane 2:20.74.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 33.76; SOFLO: 3. Mackenzie McPherson 39.35, time drop, 4. Amanda Grubbs 39.66, time drop, 5. Sofia Gomez 42.19, 7. Shelby Evans 43.62, time drop, 10. Jordan Evans 45.36.

100-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:03.72; SOFLO: 4. FIorella Di Salvo 1:07.99, time drop, 7. Anastasia Lutz 1:10.01, time drop, 10. Izzy Wilson 1:11.10.

500-yard freestyle:
13-and-under, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 5:03.71; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 5:06.75, 3. Mallory Schleicher 5:08.17, 4. Maddie Smutny 5:19.61, 6. Paige Lane 5:23.91, 7. tie, Lucy Smutny 5:26.40 and JennaMarie Brames 5:26.40, 10. Elena Dinehart 5:28.18.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Benjamin Lopez, CM 35.25; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 37.71, time drop, 6. Ethan Oh 40.14, 9. Noah Mejias 42.32, 10. Adrian Sowma 42.34, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
12-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:01.89; SOFLO: 3. Kevin Moya 1:04.52, time drop, 4. Ethan McPeak 1:05.37, time drop, 9. Derek Hau 1:09.76, time drop, 10. Jaden Amores 1:09.89, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:54.29; SOFLO: 2. Philopatier Ibrahim 1:57.05, 3. Miguel Sierra 1:58.73, 4. Dominic Bono 2:00.27, 5. Sebastian Lares 2:00.37, 6. John Paul Handal 2:00.40, 8. Brennan Binder 2:02.03, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 37.94, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Eugene Oh 43.73, time drop, 6. Ethan Hall 45.95, time drop, 7. Aryav Thakur 46.02, 8. Noah Mejias 46.03, time drop, 10. Martin Petkov 47.49, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under, 1. Sebastian Guio, MWA 1:15.10; SOFLO: 3. Derek Hau 1;16.09, time drop, 5. Ethan McPeak 1:18.86, time drop, 9. Benjamin Kim 1:20.59, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:56.40; SOFLO: 2. Philopatier Ibrahim 2:00.38, 4. Juan Colmenares 2:01.61, 5. Sebastian Lares 2:01.96, 6. Dominic Bono 2:02.00, 8. John Paul Handal 2:02.88, 9. Miguel Sierra 2:03.72, time drop, 10. Brennan Binder 2:04.10, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 30.53; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 35.46, time drop, 4. Noah Mejias 35.85, time drop, 6. Alex Viazmetinov 37.10, time drop, 8. Ethan Hall 41.00, 9. Martin Petkov 42.47, 10. Eugene Oh 42.49.

100-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:01.40; SOFLO: 7. Ethan McPeek 1:08.86, time drop, 8. Jaden Amores 1:09.57, time drop, 9. Derek Hau 1:10.02, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
13-and-over, 1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 4:47.97; SOFLO: 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:49.58, 4. Juan Colmenares 4:55.58, time drop, 5. John Paul Handal 4:55.60, time drop, 7. Leonardo Mateus 4:57.76, 9. Sebastian Lares 4:59.66.

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

SOFLO’s Maddie Smutny Wins On Final Day Of Southern Zone Age Group Championships; Florida Gold Coast All-Stars Finish Eighth


By SHARON ROBB

CARY, N.C., August 3, 2019—Maddie Smutny of South Florida Aquatic Club saved her best for last on the final day of the Southern Zone Age Group Championships Saturday at Triangle Aquatic Center.

The Florida Gold Coast All-Star, seeded second in the 13-14 200-meter butterfly in 2:24.81 after morning prelims, won the event in a lifetime-best 2:20.44 with a time drop of 2.06. Her previous best was 2:22.50. Her splits were 1:09.14 and 1:11.30 coming home.

It was the 14-year-old’s first victory of the meet. Smutny finished with 12 points.

SOFLO teammate Alejandro Mateus, 14, finished the meet with a fourth place in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:16.57 with a time drop of 1.70. He was also 20th in the 200-meter individual medley with an 0.14 time drop. Mateus finished with five points.

Early leader North Carolina clinched team titles in combined (944.5), men’s (456.5) and women’s (488) for the sweep. Florida Swimming was runner-up in combined with 791 points and Team Georgia was third with 745.

Florida Gold Coast Zone Team All-Stars was eighth out of 13 teams with 229 points, ninth among men’s teams with 120.5 and eighth among women’s teams with 108.5.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. North Carolina 944.5, 2. Florida Swimming 791, 3. Team Georgia 745, 4. South Carolina 533.5, 5. South Texas Swimming 440.5, 8. Florida Gold Coast 229.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 456.5, 2. Florida Swimming 408.5, 3. Team Georgia 362, 4. South Texas 247.5, 5. South Carolina 211.5, 9. Florida Gold Coast 120.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 456.5, 2. Florida Swimming 408.5, 3. Team Georgia 362, 4. South Texas 247.5, 5. South Carolina 211.5, 9. Florida Gold Coast 120.5.

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Nicole Zettel, NCS 2:22.98; 13-14, 1. Sasha Dauletau, STX 2:25.92; 15-18, 1. Tailyn Schaufelberger, STX 2:24.13.

50-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Vivian Anderson, NTX 27.99; FGC: 4. Sidney Anton 28.52, time drop 0.26; 13-14, 1. Lillie Nesty, FL 27.24; 15-18, 1. Alexandra Wayne, GA 27.04.

50-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Kathryn Monville, NCS 30.41.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Maddie Smutny, FGC/SOFLO 2:20.44, time drop 4.37; FGC: 8. Mariana Cote 2:31.62; 15-18, 1. Payton Smith, GA 2:23.04.

200-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. North Carolina 1:53.42, 6. Florida Gold Coast 1:57.88 (Abbie Sargent, Bianca Nieto, Emma Herrera, Sidney Anton); 13-14, 1. South Carolina 1:49.86, 4. Florida Gold Coast 1:52.40 (Logan Zielinski, Mariana Cote, Nicol Bellardi, Michelle Fernandez); 15-18, 1. South Carolina 1:48.76.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Maximus Williamson, NTX 2:22.55; 13-14, 1. Luca Oliva, FL 2:14.94; 15-18, 1. Lucas Thomas, KY 2:08.51.

50-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Wells Cloud, SC 26.86; FGC: 6. Riley Brisco 27.44; 13-14, 1. Michael Robinson, MS 24.24; 15-18, 1. Nicholas Eunice, FL 24.30.

50-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Wells Cloud, SC 29.22.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Anderson Brown, STX 2:09.09; FGC: 4. Alejandro Mateus 2:16.57, time drop 0.99; 15-18, 1. Conley Savage, STX 2:09.16.

200-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. North Carolina 1:48.38, 5. Florida Gold Coast 1:53.44 (Giulian Martin, Julian Lezcano, Lucas Bailey, Riley Brisco); 13-14, 1. South Texas 1:40.38, 7. Florida Gold COast 1:43.16 (Dylan Smiley, Daniel Givskov, Chase Foulds, Agustin Rodriguez); 15-18, 1. Florida Swimming 1:39.92.

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

Florida Gold Coast All-Star Hudson Bishop Wins On Day Four Of Southern Zone Age Group Championships


By SHARON ROBB

CARY, N.C., August 2, 2019—Maddie Smutny of South Florida Aquatic Club turned in another Top 15 finish on Day Four of the Southern Zone Age Group Championships Friday at Triangle Aquatic Center.

Smutny, 14, was eleventh in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:39.90. She was also a member of FGC’s tenth place 13-14 200-meter medley relay team in 2:07.03 with teammates Meghan Perez, Michelle Fernandez and Logan Zielinski.

SOFLO teammate Alejandro Mateus, 14, was 18th in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.86.

Florida Gold Coast had its first individual winner. Hudson Bishop, 14, of East Coast Aquatic Club won the 13-14 100-meter backstroke in 1:00.38, a best time with a 0.75 time drop.

FGC teammate Dylan Smiley of Miami Country Day Aquatics was second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:10.16.

Bishop, Smiley, Agustin Rodriguez and Daniel Givskov were members of the fourth place 200-meter medley relay that finished fourth in 1:53.80.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. North Carolina 701.5, 2. Florida Swimming 593, 3. Team Georgia 549, 4. South Carolina 332.5, 5. North Texas Zone 308, 8. Florida Gold Coast 168.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 316.5, 2. Florida Swimming 273.5, 3. Team Georgia 261, 4. South Texas 141.5, 5. North Texas Zone 136, 9. Florida Gold Coast 84.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 345, 2. Florida Swimming 269.5, 3. Team Georgia 264, 4. South Carolina 203, 5. North Texas Zone 162, 8. Florida Gold Coast 71.5.

GIRLS

100-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Nicole Zettel, NCS 1:07.34; FGC: 7. Carolyn Powell 1:11.70; 13-14, 1. Kat Woodall, KY 1:05.18; 15-18, 1. Susan Mumford, NCS 1:05.78.

100-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Seanna Muhitch, NTX 1:15.84; FGC: 5. Bianca Nieto 1:19.57, time drop 1.35, 7. Abbie Sargent 1:20.24, time drop 1.70; 13-14, 1. Delaney Franklin, SC 1:15.11; FGC: 5. Michelle Fernandez 1:16.64; 15-18, 1. Isabella Gaskey, NCS 1:15.79.

400-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Cadence Fort, FL 4:25.53; FGC: 4. Mariana Cote 4:32.79; 15-18, 1. MaKayla Ciancanelli, NCS 4:31.10.

200-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. North Texas Zone 2:05.91, Florida Gold Coast, DQ; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 2:02.17, 10. Florida Gold Coast 2:07.03 (Meghan Perez, Michelle Fernandez, Maddie Smutny, Logan Zielinski); 15-18, 1. North Carolina 2:02.47.

BOYS

100-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Maximus Williamson, NTX 1:04.41; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, FGC 1:00.38; 15-18, 1. Nicholas Eunice, FL 58.67.

100-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. John McNamara, FL 1:13.59; FGC: 5. Giulian Martin 1:14.99; 13-14, 1. Will Heck, FL 1:07.76; FGC: 2. Dylan Smiley 1:10.16, 7. Chase Foulds 1:11.06, time drop 2.14; 15-18, 1. Jackson Bates, GA 1:07.30.

400-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Luis Junqueira, FL 4:12.58; FGC: 3. Agustin Rodriguez 4:13.48, time drop 0.51; 15-18, 1. Nicholas Caruso, FL 4:11.92.

200-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. North Carolina 2:00.13, 6. Florida Gold Coast 2:07.16 (Riley Brisco, Giulian Martin, Lucas Bailey, Julian Lezcano); 13-14, 1. South Texas 1:52.93, 4. Florida Gold Coast 1:53.80 (Hudson Bishop, Dylan Smiley, Agustin Rodriguez, Daniel Givskov); 15-18, 1. Florida Swimming 1:50.85.

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

SOFLO’s Schleicher, Bono, Relays Open Action At USA Swimming Futures Championships


By Sharon Robb

GREENSBORO, N.C., August 2, 2019—The USA Swimming Futures Championships got under way Thursday with South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers getting in some early action at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, was 17th in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:08.38.

Dominic Bono, 16, was 45th in the 1500-meter freestyle in 17:13.84.

SOFLO’s A relay of Schleicher, Elena Dinehart, Paige Lane and Olivia Dinehart finished 12th in thr 800-meter freestyle relay in 8:43.98.

SOFLO’s boys 800-meter freestyle relay of Juan Mora, Juan Pablo Pineda, Robert Wilson and Miguel Sierra was 17th in 8:11.49.

THURSDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

800-meter freestyle:
1. Madison Murtagh, GSLA 8:55.06, 2. Stella Grace Watts, ATAC 8:55.86, 3. Addison Sauickie, SYS 8:56.73; SOFLO: 17. Mallory Schleicher 9:08.38, time drop 0.07.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Sarasota Sharks 8:28.63, 2. Blue Dolfins 8:29.45, 3. Tac Titans 8:31.98, 10. Pine Crest 8:42.61, 12. South Florida Aquatic Club A 8:43.98 (Mallory Schleicher, Elena Dinehart, Paige Lane, Olivia Dinehart).

BOYS

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Lance Norris, Unattached 15:45.60, 2. Grant Davis, GOLD 15:47.81, 3. Andrew Jordan, CMSA 15:52.72; SOFLO: 45. Dominic Bono 17:13.84.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Sarasota 7:43.72, 2. TAC Titans 7:46.16, 3. Marlins of Raleigh 7:46.96, 17. South Florida Aquatic Club 8:11.49 (Juan Mora, Juan Pablo Pineda, Robert Wilson, Miguel Sierra).

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

SOFLO’s Smutny Finishes Sixth On Day Three Of Southern Zone Age Group Championships


By SHARON ROBB

CARY, N.C., August 2, 2019—Maddie Smutny came up big for the Florida Gold Coast All-Stars Thursday at the Southern Zone Age Group Championships at Triangle Aquatic Center.

The 14-year-old South Florida Aquatic Club Shark was sixth in the 400-meter indivudual medley in a best time 5:15.07 with a time drop of 2.79 seconds.

Alejandro Mateus, 14, was 14th in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 4:59.41 with a 2.89 time drop. He was also 21st in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:23.62, another best time with a 0.58 time drop.

THURSDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. North Carolina 554.5, 2. Florida Swimming 434.5, 3. Team Georgia 432, 4. South Carolina 243, 5. South Texas 231, 8. Florida Gold Coast 109.5.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 250.5, 2. Team Georgia 209, 3. Florida Swimming 192.5, 4. South Texas 115, 5. North Texas 101, 9. Florida Gold Coast 50.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 264, 2. Team Georgia 199, 3. Florida Swimming 192, 4. South Carolina 142, 5. North Texas 113, 8. Florida Gold Coast 47.

GIRLS

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Ella Menear. WV 2:22.02; FGC: 8. Nicol Bellardi 2:30.55; 15-18, 1. Susan Mumford, NCS 2:20.16.

50-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Nicole Zettel, NCS 31.63.

100-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Ellery Eward, NCS 1:00.46; FGC: 8. Sidney Anton 1:03.12; 13-14, 1. Jenna Jacobs, NCS 59.38; FGC: 6. Mariana Cole 1:00.24; 15-18, 1. Amy Riordan, GA 59.45.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Caroline Riggs, WV 5:03.21; FGC: 6. Maddie Smutny 5:15.07, 2.79 time drop; 15-18, 1. Ava Westfall, GA 5:11.56.

400-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. North Carolina 4:05.13, 5. Florida Gold Coast 4:12.02 (Emma Herrera, Abbie Sargent, Ella Bailey, Sidney Anton); 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 3:59.93, 7. Florida Gold Coast 4:07.05 (Mariana Cote, Logan Zielinski, Michelle Fernandez, Nicol Bellardi); 15-18, 1. South Carolina 3:58.84.

BOYS

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Alden Ihrig, SC 2:10.61; FGC: 5. Hudson Bishope 2:15.19, time drop 0.69; 15-18, 1. Bruce Kenner, WV 2:09.27.

50-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Wells Cloud, SC 30.36.

100-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Wells Cloud, SC 57.76; 13-14, 1. Michael Robinson, MS 53.43; 15-18, 1. Nicholas Eunice, FL 53.40.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Jason Wang, SES 4:44.73; 15-18, 1. Matthew Shanahan, NCS 4:42.24.

400-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. North Texas 3:58.74, 8. Florida Gold Coast 4:12.31 (Lucas Bailey, Julian Lezcano, Giulian Martin, Riley Brisco); 13-14, 1. North Carolina 3:40.90, 5. Florida Gold Coast 3:44.65 (Mason Taylor, Chase Foulds, Daniel Givskov, Agustin Rodriguez); 15-18, 1. Florida Swimming 3:38.23.

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