SOFLO Wins Dual Meet Against Plantation Swim Team


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, May 7, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club turned in two days of good racing to win its dual meet against Plantation Swim Team Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The girls team won 1,733-673 and boys won 1,553-1,038.

Like the first two sessions, SOFLO swimmers dominated the racing in the third and final session of the unique meet format.

SOFLO had 139 swimmers (71 girls, 68 boys) entered in 721 events and 32 relay teams for four relays.

SOFLO’s A 200-meter freestyle relay of Katelyn Gembicki, Amanda Grubbs, Jenesys Amores and Ana Villamil won in 1:57.90.

Among the more impressive time drops:

Didia Miccolis, 11, 200 freestyle, 2:43.17, 14.51 drop.

Laila Harran, 12, 100 breaststroke, 1:36.47, 13.33 drop.

Valentina Remmele, 10, 200 IM, 3:24.48, 9.06 drop.

Sofia Gomez, 12, 200 IM, 2:24.43, 32.63 drop.

Danielle Brancati, 11, 200 backstroke, 3:13.83, drop 5.79.

Toma Petkov, 10, 200 freestyle, 2:46.79, drop 7.41.

Ian Ibarra, 9, 100 breaststroke, 2:06.77, 5.48 drop; 100 backstroke, 1:43.48, 11.38 drop.

Jackson Puntervold, 10, 100 backstroke, 1:58.36, 16.06 drop; 100 freestyle, 1:43.31, 6.19 drop.

Rainier Leyva Riestra, 11, 200 butterfly, 3:03.93, 5.82 drop.

In one of the more exciting races between SOFLO teammates Jenesys Amores and Amanda Grubbs in the 200-meter individual medley Amores touched the wall first, 2:45-2:45.20.

In the 100-meter freestyle, Jemma Baldwin edged out teammate Ellie Jackson, 1:08.61-1:08.83 in another close race.

In the boys’ 100-meter butterfly, SOFLO’s Ryan Harries won in 1:17.51 just ahead of teammate David Valdiviezo in 1:17.99.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

SOFLO 1,733, PST 673.
200-meter medley relay: 1. Plantation Swim Team 2:14.41 (Nicol Bellardi, Paola Escobar, Georgina Henriquez, Chloe Cupid), 2. SOFLO A 2:17.59, 3. SOFLO B 2:24.58.

200-meter freestyle:
10, 1. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 3:00.32, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 3:04.15.
11, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 2:35.59, 2. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:40.82, 3. Didia Miccolis, SOFLO 2:43.17, time drop 14.51.
12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 2:28.10, 2. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 2:31.75, 3. Saree Young, SOFLO 2:34.76.
13, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 2:21.47, 2. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 2:23.04, 3. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 2:37.49.
14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 2:26.19, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 2:27.14, 3. Anjana Andapally, SOFLO 2:35.45.
15-16, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:21.69, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 2:40.00, 3. Cali Harries, SOFLO 2:43.40.
17-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 2:24.35.

100-meter breaststroke:
9-and-under, 1. Theanna DeMaria, PST 1:54.23, 2. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 2:08.76, 3. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 2:11.91.
10, 1. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:49.15, time drop 2.54, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO1:50.24, 3. Paige Fleming, SOFLO 2:18.12.
11, 1. Didia Miccolia, SOFLO 1:46.03, 2. Olivia Rodriguez, PST 1:48.05, 3. Anna Finneran, PST 1:50.93.
12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:35.57, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 1:36.47, time drop 13.33, 3. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 1:37.58, time drop 0.30.
13, 1. Jaimie Nolan, PST 1:44.19, 2. Gabriela Marin, SOFLO 1:45.02, 3. Madeline Rodriguez, PST 2:04.55.
14, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 1:33.61, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:34.35, 3. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 1:38.33.
15-16, 1. Cecilia Buzzelli, SOFLO 1:51.42, 2. Natalia Klatt, SOFLO 2:02.83.
17-and-over, 1. Nicol Bellardi, PST 1:29.87.

100-meter butterfly:
11, 1. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 1:16.97, 2. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:24.32, 3. Lana Althuis, SOFLO 1:30.92.
12, 1. Saree Young, SOFLO 1:36.92.
14, 1. Anjana Andapally, SOFLO 1:19.86, 2. Camila Santaella, UN 1:51.81.
15-16, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 1:11.99, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 1:22.78.
17-and-over, 1. Abbi Illis, PST 1:44.99.

200-meter individual medley:
9-and-under, 1. Theanna DeMaria, PST 3:37.13, 2. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 4:15.87.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 2:56.29, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 3:24.48, time drop 9.06.
11, 1. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 2:56.70, 2. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 3:03.92, 3. Anna Finneran, PST 3:10.88.
12, 1. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 2:24.43, time drop 32.63, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 2:54.00, 3. Giuliana DeMaria, PST 3:22.46.
13, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 2:45.00, time drop 5.08, 2. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 2:45.20, 3. Caitlyn Britto, PST 3:14.24.
14, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 2:51.55, 2. Paola Escobar, PST 2:55.65, 3. Anjana Andapally, SOFLO 2:57.57.
15-16, 1. Alexis Christensen, PST 2:40.47, 2. Camryn Britto, PST 2:54.59, 3. Cali Harries, SOFLO 3:02.66.
17-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 2:38.76.

100-meter backstroke:
9-and-under, 1. Theanna DeMaria, PST 1:38.99.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 1:22.91, 2. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:33.68, 3. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:43.33, time drop 2.25.
11, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 1:21.73, 2. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 1:22.78, 3. Anna Finneran, PST 1:27.57.
12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:20.32, 2. Sophie Szutkowski, SOFLO 1:25.96, 3. Giuliana DeMaria, PST 1:35.84.
13, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 1:14.69, 2. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 1:20.00, 3. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 1:20.38.
14, 1. Georgina Henriquez, PST 1:16.88, 2. Tania Mantilla, SOFLO 1:20.18, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:21.09.
15-16, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 1:15.66, 2. Alexis Christensen, PST 1:16.00, 3. Natalia Sibug, PST 1:22.14.
17-and-over, 1. Nicol Bellardi, PST 1:14.20.

200-meter breaststroke:
11, 1. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 3:22.05.
15-16, 1. Cali Harries, SOFLO 3:33.01.

200-meter backstroke:
11, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 2:47.44, 2. Daniella Brancati, SOFLO 3:13.83, time drop 5.79.
12, 1. Saree Young, SOFLO 2:46.99, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 2:47.70, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 2:50.80.
13, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 2:42.04, 2. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 3:21.14.
14, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 2:48.58.
15-16, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:39.05.
17-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 2:44.58.

100-meter freestyle:
9-and-under, 1. Theanna DeMaria, PST 1:36.99, 2. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 1:38.56, 3. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 1:49.45.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 1:09.25, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:21.73, 3. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:22.94.
11, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 1:08.61, 2. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 1:08.83, time drop 2.66, 3. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 1:09.87, time drop 1.59.
12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:07.55, time drop 0.19, 2. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 1:08.99, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 1:11.02.
13, 1. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 1:05.75, 2. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 1:08.79, time drop 2.42, 3. Caitlyn Britto, PST 1:17.04.
14, 1. Georgina Henriquez, PST 1:06.04, 2. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 1:06.15, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:06.82.
15-16, 1. Alexis Christensen, PST 1:04.54, 2. Natalia Sibug, PST 1:08.07, 3. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 1:10.78.
17-and-over, 1. Abbi Illis, PST 1:19.23.

200-meter butterfly:
11, 1. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 3:04.48.
15-16, 1. Cali Harries, SOFLO 3;27.09.

200-meter freestyle relay:

  1. SOFLO A 1:57.90 (Katelyn Gembicki, Amanda Grubbs, Jenesys Amores, Ana Villamil), 2. PST A 1:59.60, 3. SOFLO B 2:03.96.

BOYS

SOFLO 1,553, PST 1,038
200-meter medley relay: 1. Plantation Swim Team 1:55.14 (Karl-Wilson Aimable, Emanuel Cuerta, Alex Kalli Mansur, Renato Herran), 2. SOFLO A 1:56.61, 3. Plantation Swim Team 2:03.11.

200-meter freestyle:
10, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 2:38.02, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 2:46.79, time drop 7.41.
11, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 2:30.21, 2. Daniel Chaussky, SOFLO 2:41.93, time drop 2.08, 3. Rocco Herran, PST 2:43.29.
12, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 2:25.51, 2. Benjamin Cupid, PST 2:26.65, 3. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 2:31.90, time drop 0.25.
13, 1. Adrian Rendon, SOFLO 2:20.68, time drop 0.40, 2. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 2:23.01, 3. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 2:25.36.
14, 1. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 2:16.35, 2. Javier Guardia, PST 2:21.35, 3. Felipe Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:22.32.
15-16, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:07.67, 2. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 2:14.48, 3. Rafael Frable, SOFLO 2:30.80, time drop 3.64.
17-and-over, 1. Karl-Wilson Aimable, PST 2:14.48.

100-meter breaststroke:
9-and-under, 1. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 2:00.80, time drop 2.12, 2. Ian Ibarra, SOFLO 2:06.77, time drop 5.48, 3. William Ortega, PST 2:20.08.
10, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:38.87, time drop 0.87, 2. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 1:56.72, 3. Ryan Ortega, PST 2:07.50.
11, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:29.85, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 1:35.63, 3. Julian Sibug, PST 1:43.61.
12, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 1:27.68, time drop 2.08, 2. Dmitrii Berezin, SOFLO 1:44.44, 3. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 1:48.58.
13, 1. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 1:21.31, time drop 0.45, 2. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 1:23.67, 3. Jeremiah Paiz, PST 1:26.43.
14, 1. Derek Hau, SOFLO 1:15.17, 2. Barron Tate, PST 1:21.79, 3. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 1:21.98.
15-16, 1. Maksim Charnou, PST 1:18.99, 2. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 1:21.69, 3. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 1:22.52.
17-and-over, 1. Jose Robles, PST 1:18.45, 2. Renato Herran, PST 1:20.21.

100-meter butterfly:
10, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 1:29.61.
11, 1. Matthew Ortiz, SOFLO 1:17.51, 2. Rafael Naranjo, SOFLO 1:57.06.
12, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:17.51, time drop 2.07, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:17.99, 3. Jose Montes, SOFLO 2:10.70.
14, 1. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 1:11.10, 2. Barron Tate, PST 1:14.00.
15-16, 1. Mario Granizo, PST 1:02.23, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:02.61, 3. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 1:03.72.
17-and-over, 1. Wisthon Rendon, SOFLO 1:00.57, 2. Josue Paiz, PST 1:05.64.

200-meter individual medley:
9-and-under, 1. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 3:35.71.
11, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 2:46.59, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 2:57.19, 3. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 3:02.79.
12, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 2:44.43, 2. Benjamin Cupid, PST 2:56.99, 3. Dmitrii Berezin, SOFLO 3:14.33.
13, 1. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 2:35.97, time drop 0.71, 2. Adrian Rendon, SOFLO 2:36.41, time drop 2.48, 3. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 2:40.04.
14, 1. Jonathan Lozano, PST 2:31.36, 2. Adriano Corrieri, PST 2:34.99, 3. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 2:36.56.
15-16, 1. Gabriel Tortola, PST 2:24.31, 2. Andres Teran Santos, PST 2:29.27, 3. Emanuel Cuarta, PST 2:31.31.

100-meter backstroke:
9, 1. Ian Ibarra, SOFLO 1:43.48, time drop 11.38, 2. William Ortega, PST 2:17.74.
10, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 1:27.27, 2. Ryan Ortega, PT 1:46.05, 3. Jackson Puntervold, SOFLO 1:58.36, time drop 16.06.
11, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 1:22.73, 2. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 1:27.45, 3. Rocco Herran, PST 1:32.85.
12, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:21.72, 2. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:23.63, 3. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 1:33.72, time drop 1.21.
13, 1. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 1:13.27, 2. Adrian Rendon, SOFLO 1:14.66.
14, 1. Tristian Dons, SOFLO 1:14.27, 2. Matt McVeigh, SOFLO 1:18.12, 3. Javier Guardia, PST 1:18.38.
15-16, 1. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 1:12.52, 2. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 1:13.55, 3. Carlos Salas, SOFLO 1:14.13.
17-and-over, 1. Wisthon Rendon, SOFLO 1:04.78, 2. Renato Herran, PST 1:06.42, 3. Karl-Wilson Aimable, PST 1:08.03.

200-meter breaststroke:
10, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 3:27.71.
11, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 3:15.77.
13, 1. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 2:54.38, 2. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 3:00.74, time drop 2.61, 3. Martin Petkov, SOFLO 3:08.44, time drop 1.11.
14, 1. Derek Hau, SOFLO 2:48.11, 2. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 3:04.44, 3. Ryan Gerstenzang, PST 3:21.15.
15-16, 1. Maksim Charnou, PST 2:56.29, 2. Andres Gonzalez, SOFLO 3:09.79.
17-and-over, 1. Josue Paiz, PST 3:10.03.

200-meter backstroke:
13, 1. Adrian Rendon, SOFLO 2:35.34, 2. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFO 2:37.49, 3. Jeremiah Paiz, PST 2:37.79.
14, 1. Jonathan Lozano, PST 2:36.50.
15-16, 1. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 2:27.96, 2. Andres Teran Santos, PST 2:31.41.

100-meter freestyle:
9, 1. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 1:31.17, 2. Ian Ibarra, SOFLO 1:43.08, time drop 1.33, 3. William Ortega, PST 1:59.67.
10, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 1:15.73, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:20.72, 3. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 1:38.73.
11, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 1:09.08, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 1:10.52, 3. Daniel Chaussky, SOFLO 1:15.75.
12, 1. Benjamin Cupid, PST 1:06.63, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:10.19, time drop 1.18, 3. Dmitrii Berezin, SOFLO 1:17.24, time drop 0.75.
13, 1. Alex Viazmetinov, PST 1:04.35, 2. Aleksander Chaussky, SOFLO 1:05.53, 3. Martin Petkov, SOFLO 1:08.53, time drop 2.10.
14, 1. Barron Tate, PST 59.78, 2. Derek Hau, SOFLO 1:00.78, 3. Adriano Corrieri, PST 1:00.89.
15-16, 1. Alex Kailil Mansur, PST 55.83, 2. Juan Orjuela, PST 59.19, 3. Emanuel Cuarta, PST 1:01.93.
17-and-over, 1. Jose Robles, PST 1:00.13, 2. Josue Paiz, PST 1:01.70.

200-meter butterfly:
11, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 2:44.20, time drop 1.15, 2. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 3:03.93, time drop 5.82.
12, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 3:02.36.
14, 1. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 2:37.79.
15-16, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:20.21, 2. Mario Granizo, PST 2:24.58, 3. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 2:26.71.

200-meter freestyle relay:

  1. PST A 1:40.97 (Renato Herran Karl-Wilson Aimable, Alex Kalil Mansur, Jose Robles), 2. PST B 1:47.99, 3. PST C 1:52.08.

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SOFLO Dominates Second Session Of PST-SOFLO Dual Meet


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, May 6, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some good racing against Plantation Swim Team during the second session of the two-day dual meet Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

After two sessions, SOFLO leads Plantation Swim Team in the boys’ competition, 686-529 and girls’ competition, 833-328.

Seventy percent of SOFLO’s swimmers turned in at least one best time.

The most impressive time drop was in the 800-meter freestyle by SOFLO’s Matt McVeigh, 14, finishing second in 10 minutes, 41.34 seconds, dropping 1:04.38 off his previous best of 11:45.72. It was his third best time of the meet.

Among SOFLO’s multi-event winners were:

Catalina Akpabio, 9, won the 50-meter butterfly, 51.37; 50-meter backstroke, best time 53.16; 50-meter breaststroke, 59.17, best time; and 50-meter freestyle.

Gabriel Ferrer, 9, won the 50-meter butterfly, best time 47.01; 50-meter backstroke, 46.76; and 50-meter freestyle, best time 40.65.

Jenesys Amores, 13, 50-meter butterfly, best time 32.64; 50-meter backstroke, 35.24; 800-meter freestyle, 10:09.02.

Jianna Amores, 11, 50-meter butterfly, best time 32.94; 50-meter freestyle, best time 31.33.

Gabriella DeLuna, 15, 50-meter butterfly, 32.56; 50-meter backstroke, 35.42; and 50-meter breaststroke, best time 38.40.

Natalie Gembicki, 17, 50-meter butterfly, best time 31.01; 50-meter breaststroke, best time 38.86; and 50-meter freestyle, 28.55.

Ryan Harries, 12, 50-meter butterfly, best time 34.92; 50-meter breaststroke, 40.52; and 50-meter freestyle, 31.17.

SOFLO has 139 swimmers (71 girls, 68 boys) entered in 721 events and 32 relay teams for four relays.

The meet concludes on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. with the remainder of the events including relays.

Spectators are allowed in a designated area. Spectators will be charged a $5 entrance fee (cash only).

PST-SOFLO 50s
GIRLS

50-meter butterfly:
9-and-under, 1. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 51.37, 2. Mia Rop, SOFLO 56.85, 3. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 57.17, time drop 5.15.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 36.45, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 40.79, time drop 1.41, 3. Devy Otero, SOFLO 47.98, time drop 1.80.
11, 1. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 32.94, time drop 0.93, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 34.71, time drop 0.39, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 35.14, time drop 0.97.
12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 34.66, time drop 0.22, 2. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 35.21, time drop 0.03, 3. Laila Harran, SOFLO 36.14, time drop 1.46.
13, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 32.64, time drop 1.27, 2. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 32.88, time drop 0.22, 3. Caitlyn Britto, PST 39.37.
14, 1. Paola Escobar, PST 33.18, 2. Chloe Cupid, PST 33.87, 3. Sarah Bedoya, SOFLO 35.46, time drop 0.53.
15, 1. Gabriela DeLuna, SOFLO 32.56, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 35.55, 3. Camryn Britto, PST 36.32.
16-and-over, 1. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 31.01, time drop 4.12, 2. Mia Gelin, PST 32.19, 3. Nicol Bellardi, PST 32.62.

50-meter backstroke:
9-and-under, 1. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 53.16, time drop 4.16, 2. Mia Rop, SOFLO 57.17, 3. Anna Guerrero, SOFLO 59.53.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 38.50, 2. Devy Otero, SOFLO 49.64, time drop 0.07, 3. Gabriela Ekht, SOFLO 50.30, time drop 0.36.
11, 1. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 38.59, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 39.18, 3. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 40.12.
12, 1. Saree Young, SOFLO 35.49, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 35.58, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 37.09.
13, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 35.24, 2. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 38.37, 3. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 42.99.
14, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 36.71, 2. Chloe Cupid, PST 38.80, 3. Paola Escobar, PST 39.37.
15-16, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 35.42, 2. Mia Gelin, PST 36.41, 3. Isabella Bello, PST 38.41.
17-and-over, 1. Nicol Bellardi, PST 33.99, 2. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 35.27, 3. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 36.27.

800-meter freestyle:
11, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 10:20.18, 2. Anna Finneran, PST 11:15.10.
12, 1. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 10:29.79, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 10:46.49.
13, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 10:09.02, 2. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 10:26.87.
14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 10:13.65, 2. Georgina Henriquez, PST 10:40.51, 3. Tania Mantilla, SOFLO 11:05.27.
15-16, 1. Alexis Christensen, PST 10:16.53, 2. Cali Harries, SOFLO 11:13.38, 3. Cameron Corbett, PST 11:19.38.

50-meter breaststroke:
9, 1. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 59.17, time drop 3.19, 2. Savanna Alonso, PST 1:03.81.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 47.85, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 50.74, 3. Devy Otero, SOFLO 53.03, time drop 0.28.
11, 1. Didia Miccolis, SOFLO 46.25, time drop 2.17, 2. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 46.68, time drop 1.42, 3. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 47.51, time drop 0.80.
12, 1. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 42.79, 2. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 43.38, 3. Sophie Szutkowski, SOFLO 43.69, time drop 2.36.
13, 1. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 45.12, 2. Jaimie Nolan, PST 45.25, 3. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 47.41.
14, 1. Paola Escobar, PST 39.22, 2. Chloe Cupid, PST 44.93, 3. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 45.52.
15-16, 1. Gabriela DeLuna, SOFLO 38.40, 2. Mia Gelin, PST 41.12, 3. Natalia Sibug, PST 41.51.
17-and-over, 1. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 38.86, time drop 0.01, 2. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 39.51, 3. Nicol Bellardi, SOFLO 40.26.

50-meter freestyle:
9-and-under, 1. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 43.84, 2. Mia Rop, SOFLO 48.59, 3. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 48.87.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, SOFLO 32.29, time drop 0.06, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 37.19, 3. Paige Fleming, SOFLO 43.23.
11, 1. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 31.33, time drop 0.21, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 31.35, time drop 0.61, 3. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 31.48, time drop 2.08.
12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 30.50, 2. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 31.46, time drop 0.12, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 32.09, time drop 0.12.
13, 1. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 31.70, 2. Caitlyn Britto, PST 34.43, time drop 0.60, 3. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 35.59.
14, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 29.10, 2. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 30.48, 3. Sarah Bedoya, SOFLO 31.07.
15-16, 1. Mia Gelin, PST 30.06, 2. Alexis Christensen, PST 30.27, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 30.90.
17-and-over, 1. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 28.55, 2. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 29.21, 3. Nicol Bellardi, PST 29.98.

BOYS
50-meter butterfly:
9-and-under, 1. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 47.01, time drop 3.85, 2. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 49.94.
10, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 37.44, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 39.98, time drop 1.14, 3. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 46.81, time drop 4.23.
11, 1. Eric Ferrer, SOIFLO 35.82, time drop 0.52, 2. Daniel Chaussky, SOFLO 35.92, time drop 0.29, 3. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 37.86.
12, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 34.92, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 35.37, 3. Dmitrii Berezin, SOFLO 39.68, time drop 0.55.
13, 1. Jeremiah Paiz, PST 28.94, 2. Adrian Rendon, SOFLO 32.88, time drop 0.27, 3. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLFO 33.24, time drop 1.59.
14, 1. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 31.19, time drop 2.33, 2. Barron Tate, PST 31.39, 3. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 31.40, time drop 1.96.
15, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 27.80, time drop 0.99, 2. Mario Granizo, PST 28.42, 3. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 28.51.
16-and-over, 1. Renato Herran, PST 26.40, 2. Wisthon Rendon, SOFLO 27.27, time drop 0.16, 3. Andres Teran Santos, PST 28.70.

50-meter backstroke:
9-and-under, 1. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 46.76, 2. Ian Ibarra, SOFLO 48.47, time drop 3.82, 3. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 51.07.
10, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 39.58, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 43.70, 3. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 46.52, time drop 13.27.
11, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 37.58, time drop 0.75, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 38.19, 3. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 40.21, time drop 1.68.
12, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 36.11, time drop 0.82, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 37.51, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 38.44.
13, 1. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 33.59, 2. Jeremiah Paiz, PST 34.10, 3. Adrian Rendon, SOFLO 35.41.
14, 1. Barron Tate, PST 34.65, 2. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 34.71, time drop 1.14, 3. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 34.84.
15-16, 1. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 31.21, 2. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 31.81, 3. Andres Teran Santos, PST 32.25.
17-and-over, 1. Renato Herran, PST 29.99, 2. Karl-Wilson Aimable, PST 30.01, 3. Daniel Fiallo, PST 34.89.

800-meter freestyle:
11, 1. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 10:23.14.
12, 1. Benjamin Cupid, PST 10:27.44.
13, 1. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 10:29.43.
14, 1. John Crobett, PST 10:32.3, 2. Matt McVeigh, OFLO 10:41.34, time drop 1:04.38.
15-16, 1. Gabriel Tortola, PST 8:57.27, 2. Mario Granizo, PST 9:27.93, 3. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 9:34.48.
17-and-over, 1. Wisthon Rendon, SOFLO 9:10.50, 2. Josue Paiz, PST 9:59.14.

50-meter breaststroke:
9-and-under, 1. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 51.89, 2. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 54.85, 3. Ian Ibarra, SOFLO 59.91, time drop 3.79.
10, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 47.25, 2. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 53.74, time drop 6.77, 3. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 53.78.
11, 1. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 46.60, 2. Julian Sibug, PST 46.91, 3. Rocco Herran, PST 50.99.
12, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 40.52, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 44.59, 3. Dmitrii Berezin, SOFLO 47.67, time drop 0.53.
13, 1. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 37.92, time drop 0.29, 2. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 38.50, time drop 0.78, 3. Jeremiah Paiz, PST 38.53.
14, 1. Adriano Corrieri, PST 34.46, 2. Barron Tate, PST 35.42, 3. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 36.88.
15-16, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 31.57, 2. Emanuel Cuarta, PST 32.22, 3. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 35.38.
17-and-over, 1. Renato Herran, PST 33.44, 2. Jose Robles, PST 33.99, 3. Wisthon Rendon, SOFLO 36.30.

50-meter freestyle:
9-and-under, 1. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 40.65, time drop 0.09, 2. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 43.49, 3. Ian Ibarra, SOFLO 44.86, time drpp 4.46.
10, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 34.26, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 35.91, time drop 0.77, 3. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 41.73, time drop 3.34.
11, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 31.60, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 31.67, time drop 1.38, 3. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 31.74, time drop 0.76.
12, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 31.17, 2. Nomar Alvarez, PST 32.92, 3. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 33.32.
13, 1. Jeremiah Paiz, PST 28.98, 2. Aleksander Chaussky, SOFLO 29.54, time drop 0.14, 3. Alex Viazmetinov, PST 29.71.
14, 1. Barron Tate, PST 27.40, 2. Adriano Corrieri, PST 27.61, 3. Javier Guardia, PST 28.23.
15-16, 1. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 25.63, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 26.20, 3. Juan Orjuela, PST 26.59.
17-and-over, 1. Renato Herran, PST 24.71, 2. Karl-Wilson Aimable, PST 25.79, 3. Jose Robles, PST 26.48.

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

SOFLO’s Botteri, Mantjos Win Three Events In Opening Session Of PST-SOFLO Dual Meet


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, May 6, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got off to a great start in the Sizzler 25s in the opening session of the two-day dual meet Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO swimmers won three of the four mixed events including double winner Stefania Botteri.

Stefania Botteri, 9, won the mixed 25-yard butterfly in a best time 22.24, dropping 6.17 seconds. She also won the mixed 25-yard backstroke in 23.35, another best time, dropping 4.54. She was second in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 19.95, dropping 1.39.

Daniel Mantjos, 10, won the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 19.29, dropping 3.94 seconds. He was also second in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 23.68, dropping 1.91.

There were 88 entries in 12 heats. SOFLO had 20 swimmers entered in 76 events.

The dual meet concludes on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. with the remainder of the events including relays. There are 617 entries in 83 heats.

SOFLO has 139 swimmers (71 girls, 68 boys) entered in 721 events and 32 relay teams for four relays.

Spectators are allowed in a designated area. Spectators will be charged a $5 entrance fee (cash only).

PST-SOFLO 25s
Mixed 25-yard butterfly:

  1. Stefania Botteri, SOFLO 22.24, time drop 6.17, 2. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 24.77, time drop 3.69, 3. Lincoln Callaway Coy, SOFLO 26.03; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Andres Gomez 26.06, time drop 2.87. 5. Anna Guerrero 26.10, time drop 8.50, 7. Victoria Colmenares 26.31, time drop 2.52, 8. Emanee Quinn 26.48, 9. Daniel Mantjos 26.94, time drop 7.45, 10. Gregory Miralles 27.19.

Mixed 25-yard backstroke:

  1. Stefania Botteri, SOFLO 23.35, time drop 4.54, 2. Daniel Mantjos, SOFLO 23.68, time drop 1.91, 3. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 23.73; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Anne Guerrero 24.30, time drop 2.18, 5. Victoria Colmenares 24.78, time drop 0.03, 6. Maya Barrizonte 25.07, time drop 1.53, 8. Dalyah Bouti 25.86, 9. Andres Gomez 26.68, 10. Sarah Naranjo 26.85.

Mixed 25-yard breaststroke:

  1. Izabella Brandenburg, PST 25.92, 2. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 26.04, time drop 1.55, 3. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 26.98, time drop 0.71; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Lincoln Callaway Coy 27.73, 5. Daniel Mantjos 28.75, time drop 2.94, 6. Anna Guerrero 29.24, 7. Stefania Botteri 29.34, 8. Emanee Quinn 30.84, 9. Sarah Naranjo 31.89, time drop 6.38.

Mixed 25-yard freestyle:

  1. Daniel Mantjos, SOFLO 19.29, time drop 3.94, 2. Stefania Botteri, SOFLO 19.95, time drop 1.39, 3. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 20.31, time drop 2.40; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Andres Gomez 20.70, 5. Anna Guerreri 21.93, time drop 1.81, 6. Gregory Miralles 22.10, time drop 0.03, 7. Dalyah Bouti 22.34, 9. Sarah Naranjo 23.27, 10. Emanee Quinn 23.40.

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

SOFLO Headed For Dual Meet Showdown With Host Plantation Swim Team


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, May 5, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club will race Plantation Swim Team in a two-day dual meet that begins Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

On Friday at 4 p.m., the PST-SOFLO Sizzler 25s will feature the 25-yard butterfly, 25-yard backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard freestyle events. There are 88 entries in 12 heats.

SOFLO swimmers are seeded first in every event. They are Gregory Miralles, 8, 25-yard butterfly, 25.29; Santiago Zuluaga, 7, 25-yard backstroke, 22.15; Victoria Colmenares, 8, 25-yard breaststroke, 27.59; and Andres Gomez, 6, 20.53. SOFLO has 20 swimmers entered in 76 events in the sizzler.

Friday action continues with the 50s events beginning at 5:15 p.m. There are 623 entries in 80 heats. The events are the 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 50-meter freestyle. The 800-meter freestyle will also be held.

The meet concludes on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. with the remainder of the events including relays. There are 617 entries in 83 heats.

SOFLO has 139 swimmers (71 girls, 68 boys) entered in 721 events and 32 relay teams for four relays.

Among SOFLO top seeds are: Javier Colmenares, 15, 50-meter breaststroke, 30.67, 200-meter freestyle, 2:00.94 and 200-meter butterfly, 2:08.93; Derek Hau, 14, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:09.45 and 200-meter breaststroke 2:33.72; Felix Gonzalez, 15, 200-meter individual medley, 2:23.63; Wisthon Rendon, 17, 100-meter butterfly, 58.33; Austin Nelson, 16, 100-meter backstroke 59.82 and 200-meter backstroke, 2:06.62.

Spectators will be allowed in a designated area. Spectators will be charged a $5 entrance fee (cash only) per day. Multi day passes may be offered.

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

SOFLO White Bounces Back On Final Day Of Dual Meet, Sweeps All Three Team Titles


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, April 23, 2022–After SOFLO Blue took an early lead in the combined and boys team standings Friday night, SOFLO White bounced back to win combined, boys and girls team titles at the Intrasquad Dual Meet Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Led by the performances of the 12-and-unders in Saturday’s highly-charged action, SOFLO White won the combined, 1,355-1,320; boys, 598-591; and girls, 609-581 and earned bragging rights.

After Friday night’s 13-and-over action, SOFLO Blue led combined, 723-719, and boys team standings, 372-277. SOFLO White led the girls, 370-275.

Nearly 180 swimmers (100 boys and 74 girls) competed in 650 events including relays in a spirited atmosphere.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, led the 10-and-under girls winning four events with four best times. She won the 200 IM in 3:01.63, dropping 7.73; 50 freestyle in 33.18, dropping 1.09; 100-meter freestyle in 1:11.91, dropping 2.91; and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:32.49, dropping 1.48.

Laila Harran, 12, led the 11-12 girls winning three individual events and finishing second in another. She won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:30.25, 50-meter freestyle in 30.93, 100-meter freestyle in 1:08.17 and was second in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:18.17.

Kenneth Solis, 10, and Toma Petkov, 10, led the 10-and-under boys.

Solis won four events. They were the 200-meter freestyle in 2:42.01, 50-meter freestyle in 35.09, 100-meter freestyle in 1:17.96 and 100-meter backstroke in 1:35.32.

Petkov won three events and placed second in another. He won the 200 IM in 3:04.39; 400 freestyle in 5:50.67; and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:41.74, dropping 19.44. He was also second in the 50-meter freestyle in 37.36, dropping 5.57.

Ryan Harries, 12, led the 11-12 boys. He won four events, all with best times. He won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:25.44, dropping 2.29; 50-meter freestyle in 30.67, dropping 0.81; 400-meter freestyle in 5:04.74, dropping 2.36; and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:26.63, dropping 1.55.

Noah Mejias, 11, won the 200 IM in 2:46.40, dropping 5.97 and 100-meter butterfly in 1:14.69. He was also second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:33.94 and third in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:24.26.

SATURDAY 12&Under RESULTS
GIRLS

1500-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Jemma Baldwin, White 20:05.24, 2. Rose Seniuk, White 21:04.59, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, Blue 21:22.52.

Mixed 4×50-meter medley relay: 1. SOFLO White 2:24.45 (Sofia Gomez, Ryan Harries, Noah Mejias, Rose Seniuk), 2. SOFLO Blue A 2:27.24, 3. SOFLO White D 2:36.56.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joanna Valdiviezo, White 2:58.72, time drop 19.69, 2. Valentina Remmele, Blue 3:02.90, 3. Devy Otero, Blue 3:20.49.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, Blue 2:30.25, 2. Sofia Gomez, White 2:30.98, time drop 1.76, 3. Ellie Jackson, White 2:33.84.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, Blue 3:01.63, 2. Valentina Remmele, Blue 3:33.54, 3. Savanna Alonso, White 4:14.69.
11-12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, Blue 2:47.99, time drop 4.73, 2. Jemma Baldwin, White 2:51.53, time drop 2.81, 3. Saree Young, Blue 2:52.96, time drop 12.82.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, Blue 33.18, time drop 1.09, 2. Joanna Valdiviezo, White, 37.98, time drop 5.11, 3. Devy Otero, Blue 38.48.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, Blue 30.93, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, Blue 32.03, 3. Saree Young, Blue 33.39, time drop 1.07.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Varvara Dmitrova, Blue 1:48.44.
11-12, 1. Jianna Amores, Blue 1:16.18, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, Blue 1:16.79, time drop 4.04, 3. Jemma Baldwin, White 1:18.93, time drop 5.53.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, Blue 1:11.91, time drop 2.91, 2. Valentina Remmele, Blue 1:26.11, 3. Devy Otero, Blue 1:29.35.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, Blue 1:08.17, 2. Jemma Baldwin, White 1:10.81, time drop 1.82, 3. Ellie Jackson, White 1:11.49.

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Sofia Gomez, White 5:09.25, time drop 4.09, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, Blue 5:11.12, 3. Rose Seniuk, White 5:23.60.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joanna Valdiviezo, White 1:33.37, time drop 6.12, 2. Stephanie Dmitrova, White 1:42.78, 3. Varvara Dmitrova, Blue 1:43.96, time drop 1.01.
11-12, 1. Saree Young, Blue 1:17.20, time drop 4.64, 2. Laila Harran, Blue 1:18.17, 3. Sofia Gomez, White 1:21.69.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, Blue 1:32.49, time drop 1.48, 2. Amber Connor, Blue 1:51.69, 3. Valentina Remmele, Blue 1:53.57.
11-12, 1. Gianna Martin, White 1:32.97, time drop 0.37, 2. Sofia Gomez, White 1:37.60, 3. Sophie Szutkowski, Blue 1:40.19.

Mixed 4×50-meter freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO Blue A 2:09.12 (Lance Bergeron-Menard, Eric Ferrer, Sofia Rodriguez, Laila Harran), 2. SOFLO White A 2:13.54, 3. SOFLO White B 2:13.87.

BOYS
1500-meter freestyle:
11-12: 1. Atharv Agashe, White 22:00.52.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Solis, Blue 2:42.01, 2. Zachary Snigur, White 2:49.86, 3. Reynaldo Manzanarez, Blue 2:59.89.
11-12, 1. Ryan Harries, White 2:25.44, time drop 2.29, 2. Eric Ferrer, Blue 2:27.23, time drop 6.87, 3. Guillermo Mantilla, White 2:29.96, time drop 11.08.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, White 3:04.39, 2. Ethan Phan, White 3:14.37, 3. Zachary Sniur, White 3:26.41.
11-12, 1. Noah Mejias, White 2:46.40, time drop 5.97, 2. David Valdiviezo, Blue 2:49.50, time drop 7.41, 3. Eric Ferrer, Blue 2:56.19, time drop 12.26.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Solis, Blue 35.09, 2. Toma Petkov, White 37.36, time drop 5.57, 3. Niccolo Miccolis, White 38.21.
11-12, 1. Ryan Harries, White 30.67, time drop 0.81, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, White 31.12, time drop 2.10, 3. Lance Bergeron-Menard, Blue 32.57, time drop 1.02.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Ethan Phan, White 1:26.72, 2. Leonardo Zuluaga, Blue 1:47.95.
11-12, 1. Noah Mejias, White 1:14.69, 2. David Valdiviezo, Blue 1:18.60, time drop 4.35, 3. Matthew Ortiz, White 1:38.34.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Solis, Blue 1:17.96, 2. Zachary Snigur, White 1:18.96, 3. Ethan Phan, White 1:20.74.
11-12, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, White 1:08.44, time drop 6.45, 2. Rainier Leyva Riestra, Blue 1:08.71, time drop 7.07, 3. Eric Ferrer, Blue 1:09.52, time drop 2.77.

400-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, White 5:50.67.
11-12, 1. Ryan Harries, White 5:04.74, time drop 2.36, 2. Eric Ferrer, Blue 5:10.45, time drop 18.23, 3. Atharv Agashe, White 5:44.69, time drop 5.67.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Solis, Blue 1:35.32, 2. Gabriel Ferrer, Blue 1:41.57, 3. Michael Barber, White 1:44.08.
11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, Blue 1:20.21, time drop 10.81, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, White 1:23.62, time drop 6.61, 3. Noah Mejias, White 1:24.26.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, White 1:41.74, time drop 19.44, 2. Zachary Snigur, White 1:43.72, 3. Ethan Phan, White 1:45.61.
11-12, 1. Ryan Harries, White 1:26.63, time drop 1.55, 2. Noah Mejias, White 1:33.94, 3. David Valdiviezo, Blue 1:37.82.

Mixed 4×50-meter freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO Blue A 2:09.12 (Lance Bergeron-Menard, Eric Ferrer, Sofia Rodriguez, Laila Harran), 2. SOFLO White A 2:13.54, 3. SOFLO White B 2:13.87.

13&Over 1500 Complete Results
GIRLS

13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, Blue 19:21.36, 2. Sarah Vasquez, White 19:24.96, 3. Elise Dinehart, Blue 20:21.25.
15-and-over, 1. Natalie Gembicki, White 19:13.22, 2. Cali Harries, White 20:24.08.

BOYS
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, White 17:37.39, 2. Tristan Dons, Blue 20:12.05.

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

SOFLO Blue Tops SOFLO White On Opening Day Of Dual Meet; Amores, Smutny, Hau, Vallmitjana Shine


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, April 22, 2022–On a fun, vocal opening night, SOFLO Blue edged SOFLO White in the Intrasquad Dual Meet Friday night at Academic Village Pool.

The 13-and-over competition went down to the wire with the 4×50-meter freestyle relay clinching it for SOFLO Blue in combined, 723-719.

The SOFLO Blue relay of Alex Golding, Sophia Grubbs, Javier Colmenares and Mallory Schleicher won in 1:52.33 with a second place from SOFLO Blue teammates Ana Villamil, Manuel Melendez, Izzy Wilson and Agustin Rodrigues in 1:53.86.

SOFLO Blue defeated SOFLO White, 372-277 in the boys races and SOFLO White defeated SOFLO Blue, 370-275, in the girls competition.

Jenesys Amores, 13, of Blue won four events and had three time drops. She won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:17.63, dropping 12.09 seconds; 100-meter backstroke in 1:13.96, dropping 4.51; 100-meter freestyle in 1:04.40, dropping 4.86; and 200-meter backstroke in 2:38.56.

Lydia Smutny, 13, won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:46.46 and 400-meter freestyle in 4:57.71.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, won the 1500-meter freestyle in 17:37.39 with a time drop of 29.27 seconds; 100-meter freestyle in 58.75, dropping 2.67 and 200-meter backstroke in 2:33.74. He was also second in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:06.39 with a time drop of 7.40.

Derek Hau, 14, won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:05.15; 100-meter backstroke in 1:07.43 with a time drop of 2.47; and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:15.60.

SOFLO Blue swept the relays, winning the opening event, mixed 4×50-meter medley relay in 2:07.21 with the same foursome of Colmenares, Schleicher, Alex Golding and Grubbs.

The intrasquad meet concludes Saturday with Session II for 12-and-unders beginning 11 a.m.

Nearly 180 swimmers (100 boys and 74 girls) are competing in 650 events including relays in a spirited atmosphere.

Awards will be presented to top eight finishers, improvement, team spirit, team support and sportsmanship, determined by SOFLO coaches, a USA Swimming official and Boster Club Board of Director member.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED: 1. SOFLO Blue 723, 2. SOFLO White 719.
MEN: 1. SOFLO Blue 372, 2. SOFLO White 277.
WOMEN: SOFLO White 370, 2. SOFLO Blue 275.

GIRLS
Mixed 4×50-meter medley relay: 1. Blue A (Javier Colmenares, Mallory Schleicher, Alex Golding, Sophia Grubbs) 2:07.21, 2. White A 2:07.35, 3. Blue B 2:10.72.

200-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Jenesys Amores, Blue 2:17.63, time drop 12.09, 2. Lydia Smutny, White 2:23.86, time drop 1.25, 3. Tania Mantilla, Blue 2:24.12.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, White 2:13.74, 2. Olivia Dinehart, White 2:13.83, 3. Michelle Marinheiro, White 2:17.95.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Jenesys Amores, Blue 1:13.96, 2. Sofia Lugo, White 1:19.12, 3. Mikhel Martin, Blue 1:21.10.
15-and-over, 1. Mallory Schleicher, Blue 1:10.22, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, White 1:11.65, 3. Mariann Catalasan, White 1:14.12, time drop 1.61.

100-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Ainsley Miller, White 1:28.10, time drop 1.37, 2. Elise Dinehart, Blue 1:30.39, 3. Katelyn Gembicki, White 1:33.57.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, White 1:18.96, 2. Ana Villamil, Blue 1:19.26, 3. Sophia Grubbs, Blue 1:21.22.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Lydia Smutny, White 2:46.46, 2. Tania Mantilla, Blue 2:58.44.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, White 2:31.42, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, White 2:33.01, 3. Michelle Marinheiro, White 2:34.76.

50-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, White 28.96, time drop 0.41, 2. Anjana Andapally, White 30.53, time drop 0.36, 3. Amelia Bicerne, Blue 30.65, time drop 0.30.
15-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, Blue 28.25, 2. Sally Golding, White 28.98, time drop 0.55, 3. Sabrina Osorio, Blue 30.75, time drop 2.42.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Jenesys Amores, Blue 1:04.40, time drop 4.86, 2. Tania Mantilla, Blue 1:07.37, 3. Katelyn Gembicki, White 1:08.01.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, White 1:01.90, 2. Mallory Schleicher, Blue 1:02.48, 3. Gabriela Avila, White 1:04.11.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Jenesys Amores, Blue 2:38.56, 2. Lydia Smutny, White 2:53.75.
15-and-over, 1. Mariann Catalasan, White 2:42.18, 2. Sophia Grubbs, Blue 2:47.44, 3. Sofia Osorio, Blue 2:49.79.

200-meter breasstroke:
13-14, 1. Elise Dinehart, Blue 3:17.48, 2. Katelyn Gembicki, White 3:23.63, 3. Haley Garcia, Blue 3:30.63.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, White 2:47.76, 2. Mariann Catalasan, White 2:59.14, 3. Sabrina Osorio, Blue 3:03.49.

400-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Lydia Smutny, White 4:57.71, 2. Amelie Bicerne, Blue 4:57.81, 3. Tania Mantilla, Blue 5:13.74.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, White 4:45.64, 2. Cali Harries, White 5:16.44.

100-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Sofia Lugo, White 1:15.83, 2. Anjana Andapally, White 1:19.61, time drop 4.72, 3. Isabella Montes, White 1:20.81.
15-and-over, 1. Mallory Schleicher, Blue 1:09.03, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, White 1:09.14, 3. Ana Villamil, Blue 1:09.25.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sarah Vasquez, White 5:52.89, time drop 1.71, 2. Mikhel Martin, Blue 6:20.70.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, White 5:21.48, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, White 5:27.71.

1500-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, Blue 19:21.36, 2. Sarah Vasquez, White, 19:24.96, time drop 6.20, 3. Elise Dinehart, Blue 20:21.25.

BOYS
200-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Felipe Rodriguez, Blue 2:16.39, 2. Joshua Menezes, Blue 2:22.63, time drop 8.34, 3. Matt McVeigh, Blue 2:24.52, time drop 2.54.
15-and-over, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, Blue 2:03.65, 2. Manuel Melendez, Blue 2:04.43, time drop 3.67, 3. Adrian Hernandez, Whiter 2:05.44.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Derek Hau, Blue 1:07.43, time drop 2.47, 2. Maximiliano Remmele, White 1:13.53, time drop 2.63, 3. Matt McVeigh, Blue 1:15.27.
15-and-over, 1. Jaden Amores, Blue 1:06.70, time drop 0.41, 2. Alexander Miller, White 1:07.97, 3. Sebastian Lares, White 1:08.20.

100-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Derek Hau, Blue 1:15.60, 2. Felipe Rodriguez, Blue 1:18.88, 3. Benjamin Kim, White 1:22.49, time drop 0.68.
15-and-over, 1. Javier Colmenares, Blue 1:09.57, 2. Manuel Melendez, Blue 1:10.42, 3. Alex Golding, Blue 1:15.30.

200-meter butterfly:
15-and-over, 1. Nicholas Pelaez, White 2:27.22, 2. Wisthon Rendon, White 2:15.31, 3. Javier Roman, Blue 2:17.50.

50-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Tristan Dons, Blue 28.55, 2. Felipe Rodriguez, Blue 28.56, time drop 0.51, 3. Mason Jimenez, White 29.80, time drop 0.69.
15-and-over, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, Blue 26.29, 2. Adrian Hernandez, White 26.69, 3. Sebastian Lares, White 27.22.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, White 58.75, time drop 2.67, 2. Derek Hau, Blue 59.82, 3. Mason Jimenez, White 1:03.82, time drop 1.05.
15-and-over, 1. Javier Colmenares, Blue 57.82, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Blue 57.83, 3. Manuel Melendez, Blue 58.40.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, White 2:33.74, 2. Maximiliano Remmele, White 2:38.20, 3. Diego Reveron, White 3:14.57.
15-and-over, 1. Alex Golding, Blue 2:23.58, 2. Jaden Amores, Blue 2:25.34, time drop 0.68, 3. Alexander Miller, White 2:33.18.

200-meter breasstroke:
13-14, 1. Leo Shee, Blue 2:59.33, time drop 2.62, 2. Joshua Menezes. Blue 3:00.89, 3. Joseph Blake-Natino, White 3:03.35.
15-and-over, 1. Javier Colmenares, Blue 2:40.27, 2. Manuel Melendez, Blue 2:40.67, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, Blue 2:57.93.

400-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Maimiliano Remmele, White 5:06.18, 2. Kenny Paas, White 5:08.08, time drop 29.27, 3. Martin Petkov, Blue 5:19.09, time drop 17.42.
15-and-over, 1. Ivan Grass, White 4:34.87, 2. Hashan Ekanayake, Blue 4:35.19, 3. Felix Gonzalez, White 4:38.66.

100-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Derek Hau, Blue 1:05.15, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, White 1:06.39, time drop 7.40, 3. Benjamin Kim, White 1:10.42, time drop 4.78.
15-and-over, 1. Jaden Amores, Blue 1:02.83, time drop 1.40, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Blue 1:03.06, 3. Adrian Hernandez, White 1:03.12.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Joshua Menezes, Blue 5:34.39, time drop 15.22, 2. Maximiliano Remmele, White 5:45.43, 3. Tristan Dons, Blue 5:46.44.
15-and-over, 1. Javier Colmenares, Blue 5:14.08, 2. Luke Mercier, Blue 6:11.02, 3. Javier Roman, Blue 5:00.61.

4×50-meter freestyle relay: 1. Blue A (Alex Golding, Sophia Grubbs, Javier Colmenares, Mallory Schleicher) 1:52.33, 2. Blue B 1:53.86, 3. White A 1:54.65.

1500-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, White 17:37.39, time drop 29.27, 2. Tristan Dons, Blue 20:12.05.

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

SOFLO White & Blue Intrasquad Meet Gets Under Way Friday


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, April 21, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will turn up the team spirit at the SOFLO White & Blue Dual Meet at Academic Village Pool.

The intrasquad meet begins Friday with Session I for swimmers in the 13-14 and 15-and-over age groups at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, Session II for 12-and-unders begins 11 a.m.

Nearly 180 swimmers (100 boys and 74 girls) will compete in 650 events including relays over two days in a spirited atmosphere.

Awards will be presented to top eight finishers, improvement, team spirit, team support and sportsmanship, determined by SOFLO coaches, USA Swimming official and Booster Club Board of Director member.

Among some of the 13-and-over top-seeded swimmers and some of their events are Maddie Smutny of White, 200-meter freestyle; Sebastian Lares of White, 200-meter freestyle; Mallory Schleicher of Blue, 100-meter backstroke; Javier Colmenares of Blue, 100-meter breaststroke; Olivia Dinehart of White, 100-meter breaststroke; and Ana Villamil of Blue, 50-meter freestyle.

Some of the top-seeded 12-and-unders are Sofia Gomez of White, 200-meter freestyle; Ryan Harries of White, 200-meter freestyle; Noah Mejias of White, 200-meter individual medley; Jemma Baldwin of White, 100-meter freestyle; and Eric Ferrer of Blue, 100-meter freestyle.

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

Victoria Colmenares, Toma Petkov Lead SOFLO At SOFLO 10&Under Spring Invitational


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, April 9, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club’s young up-and-coming swimmers got in some good racing Saturday at the SOFLO 10&Under Spring Invitational at Academic Village Pool.

Toma Petkov, 10, led the boys with three wins, one third and one fourth place, all five events with career-best times.

Petkov won the 50-yard breaststroke in 40.68, dropping 1.77 seconds; 50-yard butterfly in 36.41, dropping 0.61 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:19.87, dropping 1.92.

Petkov was also third in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:10.67, dropping 0.17 and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in 32.32, dropping 0.05.

In her meet debut, Victoria Colmenares, 8, led the girls with two wins, one second and one fourth place.

Colmenares won the 25-yard backstroke in 24.81 and 25-yard breaststroke in 27.59. She was also second in the 25-yard butterfly in 28.83 and fourth in the 25-yard freestyle in 24.52.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Valentina Remmele, 10, first in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:24.55, dropping 3.64 seconds. She was top seed in the event. She was also second in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:13.92, dropping 5.28; second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 43.39; 50-yard butterfly in 37.39, dropping 1.60; and second in the 50-yard freestyle in 32.73, dropping 0.15.

Kenneth Solis, 10, won the 50-yard freestyle in 30.08, dropping 2.11 seconds. He was also second in the 50-yard butterfly in 36.49, dropping 0.26; third in the 50-yard backstroke in 37.96, dropping 1.65 and third in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:21.93, dropping 0.59.

Sarah Naranjo, 7, was second in the 25-yard backstroke in 25.84, dropping 8.96 and 25-yard freestyle in 22.96, dropping 2.52. She was also third in the 25-yard butterfly in 30.25, dropping 8.33.

Anna Guerrero, 8, was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 29.03.

Amber Connor, 10, was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:20.19. She was also third in the 50-yard butterfly in 39.81, dropping 3.96.

Victoria Diaz, 10, in her meet debut, was third in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:29.88.

Luis Escobar, 9, was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 40.68, dropping 6.54.

Leonardo Zuluaga, 9, tied for third in the 50-yard breaststroke in 40.95, dropping 4.94.

Gregory Miralles, 8, in his meet debut, was third in the 25-yard butterfly in 25.29.

SOFLO had 48 swimmers (26 girls and 22 boys) entered in 213 individual events and one relay.

In addition to SOFLO, four other teams competed. They are Cyclones Swim Team, Metro Aquatics, SwimFast and SwimRight Michael-Ann Russell JCC Swim Team.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard freestyle: 1. Addison Scott, SF 1:06.33, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:13.92, time drop 5.28, 3. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:20.19; SOFLO: 4. Devy Otero 1:22.86, 5. Sofia Martinez 1:25.84, time drop 15.06, 6. Finley Mercier 1:30.56, time drop 15.84, 7. Savanna Alonso 1:31.2, time drop 23.77, 8. Olivia Hyppolite 1:35.15.

50-yard backstroke: 1. Addison Scott, SF 35.05, 2. Nika Kavailoy, MJST 39.52,3. Luna Varela, MAC 41.64; SOFLO; 4. Amber Conner 41.67, 5. Victoria Diaz 41.71.

25-yard backstroke: 1. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 24.81, 2. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 25.84, time drop 8.96, 3. Sabrina Emmanuelli, MAC 26.42; SOFLO: 4. Anna Guerrero 26.48, time drop 1.85, 5. Maya Barrizonte 26.60, time drop 0.83.

50-yard breaststroke: 1. Addison Scott, SF 37.14, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 43.39, 3. Nika Kavailoy, MJST 45.90; SOFLO: 4. Amber Conner 46.05, time drop 0.64, 6. Devy Otero 47.13, time drop 2.36, 8. Sofia Martinez 48.14, time drop 3.43.

25-yard breaststroke: 1. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 27.59, 2. Anna Guerrero, SOFLO 29.03, 3. Story Wright, SF 35.56; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Naranjo 38.27, time drop 3.60.

50-yard butterfly: 1. Addison Scott, SF 34.17, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 37.39, time drop 1.60, 3. Amber Connor, SOFLO 39.81, time drop 3.96; SOFLO: 7. Victoria Diaz 42.44, 9. Devy Otero 44.22, time drop 1.90, 10. Ellie Phan 44.79, time drop 3.79.

25-yard butterfly: 1. Sabrina Emmanuelli, MAC 28.37, 2. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 28.83, 3. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 30.25, time drop 8.33; SOFLO: 4. Giselle Caffroni 33.83.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Addison Scott, SF 29.66, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 32.73, time drop 0.15, 3. Nika Kavailoy, MJST 33.45; SOFLO: 5. Devy Otero 35.49, time drop 0.50, 8. Stephanie Dmitrova 38.08, time drop 1.06, 9. Gabriela Ekht 38.39, time drop 0.98.

25-yard freestyle: 1. Sabrina Emmanuelli, MAC 20.03, 2. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 22.96, time drop 2.52, 3. Giselle Caffroni 24.26; SOFLO: 4. Victoria Colmenares 24.52, 5. Molly Barber 25.19.

100-yard individual medley: 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:24.55, time drop 3.64, 2. Luna Varela, MAC 1:29.49, 3. Victoria Diaz, SOFLO 1:29.88; SOFLO: 4. Amber Connor 1:30.09, time drop 3.00, 5. Varvara Dmitrova 1:33.95, time drop 0.21, 6. Sofia Martinez 1:36.95, time drop 15.98, 7. Stephanie Dmitrova 1:37.52, 8. Ellie Phan 1:39.37, time drop 4.87.

Mixed 100-yard freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO B 1:07.69, 2. SwimRight MAR JCC 1:08.25, 3. SOFLO A 1:13.02.

BOYS
100-yard freestyle: 1. Kenneth Solis, USOFLO 1:06.03, time drop 2.59, 2. Guy Soto, CCPR 1:10.46, 3. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:10.67; SOFLO: 4. Ethan Phan 1:11.99, time drop 0.19, 5. Ale Suarez Cabrera 1:12.27, time drop 1.99, 6. Michael Barber 1:14.92, time drop 0.15.

50-yard backstroke: 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 35.73, 2. Guy Soto, CCPR 37.16, 3. Kenneth Solis, USOFLO 37.96, time drop 1.65; SOFLO: 4. Jonathan Li 38.36, 5. Ethan Phan 40.16, time drop 0.50, 7. Michael Barber 42.15, time drop 1.21.

25-yard backstroke: 1. Dymytril Khruslov, MJST 20.44, 2. Sebastian Emmanuelli, MAC 20.78, 3. Zahar Diatlov, UMJST 20.83; SOFLO: 5. Santiago Zuluaga 22.15, 6. Andres Gomez 23.47, time drop 5.97, 8. Dylan Jung 25.46, time drop 0.41.

50-yard breaststroke: 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 40.68, time drop 1.77, 2. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 40.68, time drop 6.54, 3. tie, Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 40.95 and Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 40.95, time drop 4.94; SOFLO: 5. Jonathan Li 44.62, 8. Ale Suarez Cabrera 45.35.

25-yard breaststroke: 1. Dymytril Khruslov, MJST 23.86, 2. Zahar Diatlov, UMJST 26.40, 3. Sebastian Emmanuelli, MAC 27.24; SOFLO: 6. Andres Gomez 31.16, time drop 5.25.

50-yard butterfly: 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 36.41, time drop 0.61, 2. Kenneth Solis, USOFLO 36.49, time drop 0.26, 3. Roy Alvarez, MAC 36.67; SOFLO: 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 37.56, time drop 11.62, 8. Jonathan Li 41.28, 9. Leonardo Zuluago 42.56, time drop 0.68.

25-yard butterfly: 1. Dymytril Khruslov, MJST 20.16, 2. Sebastian Emmanuelli, MAC 23.10, 3. Gregory Miralles, SOFLO 25.29; SOFLO: 4. Santiago Zuluaga 25.34, time drop 1.16, 6. Dylan Jung 28.47, time drop 0.31, 10. Miles Griffin 37.28, 11. Mateo Naranjo 37.38.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kenneth Solis, USOFLO 30.08, time drop 2.11, 2. Guy Soto, CCPR 30.28, 3. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 31.36; SOFLO: 4. Toma Petkov 32.32, time drop 0.05, 5. Ethan Phan 32.64, time drop 0.48, 6. Ale Suarez Cabrera 32.84, time drop 0.45, 7. Luis Escobar 34.66, time drop 0.06, 9. Jonathan Li 34.79, 10. Michael Barber, 35.08, time drop 0.01.

25-yard freestyle: 1. Dymytril Khruslov, MJST 16.60, 2. Sebastian Emmanuelli, MAC 16.65, 3. Zachary Burg, MJST 18.26; SOFLO: 6. Andres Gomez 20.53, time drop 2.22., 8. Gregory Miralles 22.13, 9. Dylan Jung 22.95.

100-yard individual medley: 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:19.87, time drop 1.92, 2. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 1:21.75, 3. Kenneth Solis, USOFLO 1:21.93, time drop 0.59; SOFLO: 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 1:25.69, 6. Luis Escobar 1:31.39, time drop 5.56, 8. Michael Barber 1:33.40, 9. Sean Tee 1:36.94, time drop 12.68.

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

SOFLO Hosts 10&Under Spring Invitational On Saturday


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, April 8, 2022–A field of nearly 100 up-and-coming young swimmers will compete in the SOFLO 10&Under Spring Invitational Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

The session begins 11 a.m. and expected to end 2:08 p.m.

SOFLO has 48 swimmers (26 girls and 22 boys) entered in 213 individual events and one relay.

SOFLO’s Maya Barrizonte, 8, is seeded first in four events: 25-yard backstroke, 27.43; 25-yard breaststroke, 33.51; 25-yard butterfly, 28.46; and 25-yard freestyle, 22.71.

SOFLO teammate Valentina Remmele, 10, is seeded first in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:28.19.

SOFLO also has two of the three top-seeded mixed 100-yard freestyle relays.

In addition to SOFLO, four teams will compete. They are Cyclones Swim Team, Metro Aquatics, SwimFast and SwimRight Michael-Ann Russell JCC Swim Team.

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

TYR FEBRUARY BOY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Tristan Dons


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 29, 2022–Tristan Dons knows what it takes to be successful when it comes to swimming.

The American Heritage Plantation eighth grader made five Junior Olympic cut times in the 100-yard backstroke, 100- and 200-yard freestyles, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley at the BB Championships.

And it wasn’t luck for the 13-year-old. It was hard work and dedication.

“I was very happy with five JO cuts,” Dons said. “For me it’s more about improving and if improving means getting JO cuts that’s great.”

Said his Silver Group coach Jack Davies, “Tristan lit the pool up, picking up five new JO cuts at BBs. He brings a steely focus to practice, both in terms of mechanics and effort levels.

“He consistently is leading in his lane, pushing his teammates and looking for every way he can to improve as an athlete. Having moved from New Mexico he has since truly set himself up as a leader in the group and was justly rewarded with a breakthrough finish in February.”

At Junior Olympics, Dons, 13, competed in ten events including four relays. His best individual finish was 17th in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:10.86, dropping 2.52 seconds.

“I know he is looking to continue his growth as a swimmer,” Davies said. “Having a 13-year-old step up the way he has bodes extremely well in this group and beyond as he is still comparatively young, and being able to harness his passion, discipline and work ethic moving forward to the benefit not just to himself, but the training group and larger team around him.”

Dons has been swimming for nearly 10 years. He played soccer and tennis when he was younger but is focused on swimming now. His father was a national-level swimmer when he lived in the Netherlands and started both his sons in the sport.

“Swimming is a way for me to express myself,” Dons said. “It’s a reflection of how I’m feeling day to day. If I’m feeling good that day I tend to swim good and if I’m not feeling good that day I don’t tend to do as normally good as I would.

“It’s a great way for me to cool down especially after school,” Dons said. “My mind is racing and swimming is relaxing for me.”

Dons said swimming has helped him be healthier “having a sport that I am very dedicated to. If I want to be good at this one sport I have to be healthy and in shape all-around. In terms of discipline, it’s helped me with school. I’m not a terrible student, at least I hope not. It’s just a product of what my coaches over the years have taught me.”

Dons said he has improved since training at SOFLO, particularly in backstroke. His biggest meet so far as been Western Zones in the summer of 2018 while he was living in New Mexico. He swam the 50 and 100 butterfly, 50 backstroke and two relays.

His goals for the future are centered around “keep improving,” he said. “I want to have consistent improvement throughout my swimming career whether it’s seconds off the 50 or 1/100ths off the 200. I just want to keep improving and get better as a swimmer.”

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack.

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 male-sponsored athletes are 2020 Olympians Michael Andrew, Tom Shields, Nic Fink, Townley Haas and Jordan Wilimovsky and other elite swimmers Matt Grevers, Maxime Rooney, Jacob Pebley and Ryan Lochte.

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