Azura Wins Three Events; SOFLO’s Rodriguez Seventh In Prelims At Puerto Rico International Swimming Open


By Sharon Robb
SALINAS, Puerto Rico, April 23, 2022—Despite a pool water problem that forced Friday’s finals to be moved, swimmers overcame the adversity to swim well Saturday morning.

Four of the finals on Friday had to be rescheduled because of an issue with the pool water being cloudy. The events were moved to another pool and four of the finals were held Saturday morning before Saturday’s prelims.

SOFLO’s Enrique Rodriguez, 17, was seventh in the 400-meter freestyle prelims in 4:16.09 on Friday. The final is being rescheduled because of the pool problem.

SOFLO’s Aldo Zepeda, 16, was 27th in the 100-meter freestyle in 57.23.

Azura Florida Aquatics picked up three more wins.

Top-seeded Julimar Avila, 24, of Honduras won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:02.18. She also won the 50-meter butterfly earlier in the meet in 28.40. She was her country’s only woman swimmer at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Nicole Frank, 18, of Uruguay won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:34.11. She was second in the 50-meter breaststroke in 33.10. She also competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Two-time Olympian Abbas Qali, 29, of Kuwait won the 100-meter butterfly in 54.68. He was the only male swimmer to represent Kuwait at the Olympics.

The four-day meet runs through Sunday. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals are 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to SOFLO, swimmers from Azura Florida Aquatics (21 swimmers) and Plantation Swim Team (24 swimmers) are among the 35-team field. Swimmers from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Uruguay and Puerto Rico head the field.

The FINA meet is a qualifying event for the May 13-29 19th FINA World Swimming Championship in Hungary and 8th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY MORNING FINALS
WOMEN

100-meter butterfly: 1. Julimar Avila, Azura 1:02.18, 2. Gabriela Robles Cortes, Azura 1:04.58, 3. Alexandria Hope Cotter, FPN 1:04.74.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 2:34.11, 2. Emily Santos, MVAC 2:36.14, 3. Elisa Alejandra Funes, GCMST 2:39.86.

MEN
100-meter butterfly: 1. Abbas Qali, Azura 54.68, 2. Yeziel Morales, Puerto Rico 54.81, 3. Erick Gordillo, GUA 54.83, 4. Davidson Vincent, Azura 55.00, 9. Renato Herran, PST 57.95.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Xavier Ruiz, SJC 2:20.41, 2. Ryan Tirado, MST 2:26.62, 3. Jorell Melendez Figueroa, LMDM 2:27.72, 4. Emanuel Cuarta, PST 2:32.34.

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

SOFLO’s Luciano Gonzalez Takes Silver At Puerto Rico International Swimming Open


By Sharon Robb
SALINAS, Puerto Rico, April 21, 2022—Luciano Gonzalez was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher Thursday at the Puerto Rico International Swimming Open at Albergue Olimico German Rieckehoff.

Gonzalez, 27, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing second in the 50-meter butterfly in 25.04. He was fourth fastest in prelims in 25.29.

SOFLO’s Enrique Rodriguez, 17, finished sixth in the 800-meter freestyle in 8:47.40, dropping 10.65 off his previous best of 8:58.05.

SOFLO’s Aldo Zepeda, 16, placed ninth in the 50-meter backstroke prelims in a best time 28.67, dropping 3.73 and came back in finals to finish ninth in 28.83.

Azura Florida Aquatics had three individual winners.

Julimar Avila, 24, Kito Campbell, 18, and Jayhan Odlum-Smith, 19, won individual events.

Avila, the top seed, won the 50-meter butterfly in 28.40.

Campbell, also the fastest morning qualifier, won the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 28.36, dropping 1.16.

Odlum-Smith, second fastest in morning prelims, won the 50-meter butterfly in 24.63.

The four-day meet runs through Sunday. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals are 5:30 p.m. Friday, Satuday and Sunday.

In addition to SOFLO, swimmers from Azura Florida Aquatics (21 swimmers) and Plantation Swim Team (24 swimmers) are among the 35-team field. Swimmers from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Puerto Rico head the field.

The FINA meet is a qualifying event for the May 13-29 19th FINA World Swimming Championship in Hungary and 8th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.

THURSDAY FINALS
WOMEN

50-meter backstroke: 1. Liznel Ortiz, CAM 29.99, 2. Daniela Gutierrez, UN-CC 30.52, 3. Maria Jose Arrua, Azura 30.66.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Emily Santos, MVAC 32.87, 2. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 33.10, 3. Marissa Marie Lugo, HUM 33.69.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Julimar Avila, Azura 28.40, 2. Alexandria Hope Cotter, FPN 28.83, 3. Regina Torres Pomar, MVAC 29.22.

MEN
50-meter backstroke: 1. Yeziel Morales, Puerto Rico 26.19, 2. Erick Gordillo, GUA 26.98, 3. Carlos Cobos, Azura 27.33.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Kito Campbell, Azura 28.36, 2. Kebo Stubbs, MVAC 29.77, 3. Xavier Ruiz, SJC 29.94.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Jayhan Odlum-Smith, Azura 24.6; 2. Luciano Gonzalez, SOFLO 25.04, 3. Davidson Vincent, Azura 25.08.

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

SOFLO’s Rendon, Rodriguez, Zepeda Head To Puerto Rico For International Competition


By Sharon Robb
SALINAS, Puerto Rico, April 19, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club will have three swimmers competing at the Puerto Rico International Swimming Open.

The four-day meet gets underway Thursday and runs through Sunday at Albergue Olimico German Rieckehoff. Thursday events are 5 p.m. for prelims and 8 p.m. for finals. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals are 5:30 p.m. Friday, Satuday and Sunday.

Wisthon Rendon, 17, Enrique Rodriguez, 17, and Aldo Zepeda, 16, will compete in the international meet. The trio will each compete in six events.

SOFLO will be joined by swimmers from Azura Florida Aquatics (21 swimmers) and Plantation Swim Team (24 swimmers) among the 35-team field. Swimmers from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Puerto Rico head the field.

The FINA meet is a qualifying event for the May 13-29 19th FINA World Swimming Championship in Hungary and 8th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.

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

SOFLO Heads Field For 31st Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, December 7, 2021—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for the 31st annual Speedo Winter Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The four-day meet, one of the oldest in the state, begins Thursday at 5 p.m. with relays and 1,650-yard freestyle event. Friday, Saturday and Sunday prelims are 8:30 a.m. and finals 5 p.m. Two pools are being used.

Last year South Florida Aquatic Club swept the combined and boys titles. SOFLO won the combined team title with 748 points. Metro Aquatics was runner-up with 676 and Midtown Weston Aquatics was third with 476.5 points.

Defending champion SOFLO repeated as boys champion with 433 points. Metro Aquatics was second with 365 and Wahoos of Wellington was third with 218.

Midtown Weston Aquatics, led all four days to win the girls team title with 394 points. SOFLO was runner-up with 315 and Metro Aquatics was third with 311.

SOFLO, the largest team, has entered 107 swimmers in 621 individual events and 28 relay events.

Other top teams competing are Azura Florida Aquatics, Pine Crest Swimming, St. Andrew’s, Midtown Weston, Jupiter Dragons and Metro Aquatics.

Several swimmers who competed in the Junior Pan American Games are entered including Haitian Olympian Davidson Vincent, Gabriel Araya, Joaquin Vargas, Maria Munoz, Yeziel Morales, Nicole Frank, Rashed Al-Tarmoom and Abbas Qali of Azura Florida Aquatics and Zarek Wilson of TSA.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Juan Vallmitjana, 12, 1,650-yard freestyle, 17:24.44; 500-yard freestyle, 5:07.07; 400-yard individual medley, 4:36.66; 200-yard freestyle, 1:54.77.

Mallory Schleicher, 18, 500-yard freestyle 4:52.65.

Sophia Grubbs, 16, 50-yard breaststroke 30.32.

Javier Colmenares, 15, 400-yard individual medley, 4:11.84; 100-yard breaststroke 57.97.

Gianna Martin, 10, 100-yard breaststroke 1:20.79.

Aldo Zepeda, 16, 100-yard individual medley 52.48.

Juan Mora, 17, 100-yard individual medley 50.16.

Among other notable swimmers:

Former NSU University School, Pine Crest Swim Club and Missouri swimmer Jordy Groters, 25, of Aruba, founder and coach of Giants Aquatics, is top seed in the 17-and-over 50-yard breaststroke in 25.60. He will also be coaching several of his club swimmers.

Spectator admission is $5 per session. There are special all-session passes on sale. Parking is free. Heat sheets are available at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile.

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

Pompano Beach Wins First-Ever Region 4-2A Boys Title; Gulliver Prep Wins Girls Crown; Somerset’s Enrique Rodriguez Top SOFLO Finisher


By Sharon Robb
STUART, October 30, 2021—Pompano Beach made history winning its first boys title in the Region 4-2A Swimming and Diving Championship Saturday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

The Tornadoes, with two runner-up finishes in the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays, won with 207.5 points. Mater Lakes was second with 192.5 and Somerset was third with 178 points.

Gulliver Prep, with two relay wins and one individual win, won the girls title with 353 points. Cape Coral was second with 245.5 and Jensen Beach was third with 224 points.

Somerset junior Enrique Rodriguez of South Florida Aquatic Club won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:41.79 and was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.04.

SOFLO’s Aldo Zepeda, also a junior at Somerset, was second in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.02.

SOFLO’s Matthew Tarafa, Anthony Martinez and Agustin Rodriguez were members of Mater Academy’s winning 200-yard freestyle relay that won in 1:27.96. Ronny Rueda was the other relay member. The foursome also won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:11.88.

Tarafa was also second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.38 and Rodriguez was third in 1:45.41. Martinez was fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in 53.50. Tarafa was fifth in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.03. Rodriguez was third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:46.78.

SOFLO teammate Anthony Robaina of Mater Academy was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.73.

Pompano Beach relied on relay talent and depth. The 200-yard freestyle relay of sophomore Gianni Famiano, junior Charles Wingold, junior Steven Gary and senior Joshua Cajuste was second in 1:28.67.

The 400-yard freestyle relay of sophomore Giuliano Brunetti, Cajuste, Famiano and Gary was second in 3:14.13.

Cajuste tied for second with Aria Besharat of Mourning in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.59, just 1/100th of a second behind John Trieu in 21.58. He was also third in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.20.

Pompano Beach is coached by Rogesterman Farris and Gainus Wright. Several of the swimmers are also coached by Hall of Famer and Olympian Jesse Vassallo of Pompano Beach Piranhas.

Gulliver Prep, runner-up to Pine Crest last year, reclaimed its region title with wins in the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays. The medley relay won in 1:48.73 with Giovanna Musiello, Reese Rosenthal, Elyse Wood and Cassandra Kraft. The 200 free relay won in the 1:39.83 with Rosenthal, Wood, Aria Torretta and Kraft.

Gulliver Prep’s 400-yard freestyle relay was second in 3:37.09 with Musiello, Camila Saporta, Wood and Torretta.

Wood also won the 100-yard butterfly in 56.62.

U.S. junior national team member Blair Stoneburg of Jensen Beach was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.96 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:53.28.

The State 2A meet is Friday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Gulliver Prep 353, 2. Cape Coral 245.5, 3. Jensen Beach 224, 4. Estero 180, 5. Pompano Beach 171.5, 6. Suncoast 153, 7. Cardinal Gibbons 142, 8. Somerset 140, 9. Port Charlotte 116, 10. Charlotte 107, 11. Bonita Springs 83, 12. Dreyfoos 79, 13. Mater Lakes 71, 14. American Heritage Plantation 61, 15. Lemon Bay 48, 16. Mast Academy 35, 17. Key West 8, 18. St. Brendan 4, 19. Cypress Lake 2.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:48.73 (Giovanna Musiello, Reese Rosenthal, Elyse Wood, Cassandra Kraft), 2. Cape Coral 1:51.42, 3. Port Charlotte 1:54.10, 6. Somerset 1:55.96 (Natalia Sibug, Sabrina Osorio-Gomez, Sofia Osorio-Gomez, Sofia Hernandez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JB 1:50.96, 2. Cadence Fort, ESTO 1:54.11, 3. Brynn Stoneburg, JB 1:55.56, 8. Mariana Pinto, SOM 2:02.79, 10. Natalia Sibug, SOM 2:04.14.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Melissa Blaine, CCOR 2:07.65, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 2:09.61, 3. Aria Torretta, GP 2:11.04, 6. Sabrina Osorio-Gomez, SOM 2:18.86, 16. Pilar Duranti, SOM 2:24.60.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Madison Lehman, CCOR 24.27, 2. Michelle Fernandez, MAT 24.28, 3. Cassandra Kraft, GP 24.69, 15. Sofia Hernandez, SOM 26.46, 18. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOM 26.63.

1-meter diving: 1. Gianna Moscariello, SUN 314.40, 2. Sophia O’Keefe, SUN 301.35, 3. Karlee Casarella, CHAR 288.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Elyse Wood, GP 56.62, 2. Madison Lehman, CCOR 56.95, 3. Angelina Sharp, SUN 59.85, 17. Sofia Osorio-Gomez, SOM 1:04.52, 23. Kaylee Del Rio, SOM 1:06.14.

100-yard freestyle: Giuliana Carlini, ESTO 51.86, 2. Natalie Stafford, BSPR 53.59, 3. Cassandra Kraft, GP 55.61, 11. Sofia Hernandez, SOM 58.18.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JB 4:53.28, 2. Cadence Fort, ESTO 4:56.61, 3. Melissa Blaine, CCOR 4:59.01, 10. Mariana Pinto, SOM 5:28.37, 12. Pilar Duranti, SOM 5:30.99.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:39.83 (Reese Rosenthal, Elyse Wood, Aria Torretta, Cassandra Kraft), 2. Jensen Beach 1:40.84, 3. Estero 1:42.74.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Giuliana Carlini, ESTO 57.55, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 58.03, 3. Brynn Stoneburg, JB 59.29, 9. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:02.95, 11. Sofia Osorio-Gomez, SOM 1:03.80.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Michelle Fernandez, MATE 1:04.82, 2. Reese Andres, PB 1:05.53, 3. Aria Torretta, GP 1:07.39, 6. Sabrina Osorio-Gomez, SOM 1:09.62, 15. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOM 1:13.30.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cape Coral 3:36.31 (Madison Lehman, Sophie Pellegrino, Ania Kokosinski, Melissa Blaine), 2. Gulliver Prep 3:37.09, 3. Jensen Beach 3:42.16, 8. Somerset 3:52.91 (Sofia Hernandez, Mariana Pinto, Sofia Osorio-Gomez, Natalia Sibug).

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Pompano Beach 207.5, 2. Mater Lakes 192.5, 3. Somerset 178, 4. Charlotte 176.5, 5. Estero 163, 6. Gulliver Prep 151, 7. Suncoast 150, 8. Cape Coral 141, 9. tie, American Heritage Plantation 134 and Jensen Beach 134, 11. Mast Academy 93.5, 12. Cardinal Gibbons 91, 13. Lemon Bay 80, 14. Dreyfoos 71, 15. Mourning 63.5, 16. Cypress Lake 47.5, 17. Port Charlotte 44, 18. Somerset Canyons 40, 19. Key West 32, 20. St. Brendan 18, 21. Imater Prep 9, 22. tie, American Heritage Boca Delray, 2, and Bonita Springs, 2.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:42.18 (Lorenzo Jaime Luna, Parker Rosenthal, Juanfra Gudino, Nicholas Aday), 2. Cape Coral 1:43.47, 3. Somerset 1:43.62 (Aldo Zepeda, Enrique Rodriguez, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Gabriel Munoz).

200-yard freestyle: 1. James Rose, CHAR 1:43.61, 2. Matthew Tarafa, MAT 1:44.38, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, MAT 1:45.41, 13. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 1:53.20.

200-yard individual medley: 1. William Johnson, JB 1:58.74, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 2:00.04, 3. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 2:00.23.

50-yard freestyle: 1. John Trieu, SCBB 21.58, 2. tie, Joshua Cajuste, PB 21.59 and Aria Besharat, MORN 21.59, 11. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 22.54.

1-meter diving: 1. Thomas Dowling, SUN 520.30, 2. Gage McCauley, CHAR 323.25, 3. Connor Barral Aranguren, JB 283.05.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Charles Plaisted, CHAR 50.32, 2. Marcus Szabo, CG 52.44, 3. Becket Koss, LB 52.88, 5. Anthony Martinez, MATE 53.50, 6. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOM 55.27.

100-yard freestyle: 1. John Trieu, SCBB 46.86, 2. Aria Besharat, MORN 46.99, 3. Joshua Cajuste, PB 47.20, 5. Matthew Tarafa, MATE 48.03.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 4:41.79, 2. William Johnson, JB 4:42.32, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, MATE 4:46.78, 8. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 4:59.95.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Mater 1:27.96 (Matthew Tarafa, Ronny Rueda, Anthony Martinez, Agustin Rodriguez), 2. Pompano Beach 1:28.67, 3. Charlotte 1:30.73, 12. Somerset 1:41.08 (Sebastian Fernandez, Giovanni Gianfriddo, Giorgio Rusconi, Gabriel Munoz).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Luca Lesentier, MAST 52.49, 2. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 53.02, 3. Marcus Szabo, CG 55.24, 6. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOM 57.01.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Parker Rosenthal, GP 1:00.72, 2. Anthony Robaina, MATE 1:00.73, 3. Daniel Caicedo, CCOR 1:01.70, 8. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:04.80, 21. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SOM 1:13.41.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Mater Academy 3:11.88 (Ronny Rueda, Anthony Martinez, Agustin Rodriguez, Matthew Tarafa), 2. Pompano Beach 3:14.13, 3. Estero 3:17.79, 7. Somerset 3:22.43 (Aldo Zepeda, Nicholas Diaz, Sebastian Fernandez, Enrique Rodriguez).

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

Pompano Beach Boys, Jensen Beach Girls Win District 11-2A Titles; Aldo Zepeda Top SOFLO Finisher


By Sharon Robb
STUART, OCTOBER 23, 2021—Pompano Beach boys and Jensen Beach girls captured the District 11-2A Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

Pompano Beach edged Suncoast, 346-342 to win the boys’ title.

Jensen Beach won with 365 points ahead of Suncoast with 305 and Pompano Beach third with 285.

Somerset junior Aldo Zepeda was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher placing second in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.68. Cardinal Gibbons sophomore Marcus Szabo won in 55.05.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were also Somerset Academy swimmers. They were Diego Nazario-Vazquez, third in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.55 and third in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.30. Enrique Rodriguez was third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:52.51. Giorgio Rusconi was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.08.

U.S. National Junior team member Blair Stoneburg, a senior, led the Jensen Beach girls’ team. She won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.65 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:49.75.

Younger sister Brynn Stoneburg, a sophomore, won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.87. The sisters book-ended the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays with Blair leading off and Brynn anchoring.

Lilia Blanco was a double winner for Pompano Beach in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:14.57 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.25. Teammate Reese Andres won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.37.

Other individual Broward girls winners were Jaclyn Nelson of Cardinal Gibbons in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.31 and Eva Pierre-Antoine of American Heritage Plantation in the 100-yard freestyle in 56.98.

Pompano Beach clinched the boys’ title winning the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:16.59 with Giuliano Brunetti, Gianna Famiano, Joshua Cajuste and Steven Gary. The Tornadoes also won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:29.10 with Charles Wingold, Gianni Famiano, Joshua Cajuste and Steven Gary.

Steven Gary was a double winner for the Tornadoes in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.40 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:49.82.

Famiano and Alessandro Pereira of American Heritage Plantation tied for first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.41.

Cardinal Gibbons sophomore Marcus Szabo was a double winner in the 100-yard butterfly in 52.18 and 100-yard backstroke in 55.05.

American Heritage Plantation won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:44.88 with Rithvik Marri, Daniel Burg, Alessandro Pereira and Kirill Prikhodko.

The Region 4-2A meet is Saturday, Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. at Sailfish Splash Park. The qualifiers will be posted on the fhsaa.org website on Sunday.

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Jensen Beach 365.5, 2. Suncoast 305, 3. Pompano Beach 285, 4. Dreyfoos 247, 5. Somerset 244, 6. Cardinal Gibbons 241, 7. American Heritage Plantation 203.5, 8. American Heritage Boca Delray 64, 9. Northeast 2.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cardinal Gibbons 1:55.79 A (Jacyln Nelson, Melody Yates, Stephanie Udell, Kaitlyn Armbruster), 2. American Heritage Plantation 1:59.21, 3. Suncoast 1:59.44.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JENB 1:49.65, 2. Brynn Stoneburg, JENB 1:56.58, 3. Evelyn Balog, PB 2:00.85.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:14.57, 2. Emma Rooney, JENB 2:15.69, 3. Melody McAfee, JENB 2:17.47.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Jaclyn Nelson, CG 25.31, 2. Angelina Sharp, SUN 25.58, 3. tie, Eva Pierre-Antoine, AHP 25.71 and Madeline Kohs, JENB 25.71.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:00.25, 2. Madeline Kohs. JEN B 1:01.78, 3. Angelina Sharp, SUN 1:02.79.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Eva Pierre-Antoine, AHP 56.98, 2. Evelyn Balog, PB 57.02, 3. Amari Porter, AHP 57.14.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JENB 4:49.75, 2. Julia Freshour, PB 5:22.89, 3. Rachel Lilienthal, DREY 5:28.53.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jensen Beach 1:41.17 (Blair Stoneburg, Madeline Kohs, Melody McAfee, Brynn Stoneburg), 2. Cardinal Gibbons 1:43.86, 3. Pompano Beach 1:45.39.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Brynn Stoneburg, JENB 59.87, 2. Jaclyn Nelson, CG 1:00.64, 3. Melody McAfee, JENB 1:01.65.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Reese Andres, PB 1:06.37, 2. Emma Rooney, JENB 1:10.05, 3. Harper Thurston, SUN 1:12.30.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jensen Beach 3:41.03 (Blair Stoneburg, Madeline Kohs, Melody McAfee, Brynn Stoneburg), 2. Pompano Beach 3:48.27, 3. Suncoast 3:54.41.

1-meter diving: 1. Gianna Moscariello, SUN 330.65, 2. Sophia O’Keefe, SUN 328.70, 3. Morgan White, SUN 236.75.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Pompano Beach 346, 2. Suncoast 342, 3. Somerset Academy 267.5, 4. Jensen Beach 259, 5. American Heritage Plantyation 236.5, 6. Dreyfoos 208, 7. Cardinal Gibbons 193, 8. Somerset Canyons 62, 9. American Heritage Boca Delray 44, 10. Northeast 3.

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 1:44.88 (Rithvik Marri, Daniel Burg, Alessandro Pereira, Kirill Prikhodko), 2. Suncoast 1:45.67, 3. Dreyfoos 1:46.70.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Steven Gary, PB 1:47.40, 2. Rithvik Marri, AHP 1:47.78, 3. Henry Evans, SUN 1:52.34.

200-yard individual medley: 1. tie, Alessandro Pereira, AHP 2:01.41 and Gianni Famiano, PB 2:01.41, 3. William Johnson, JENB 2:04.77.

50-yard freestyle: 1. John Trieu, SCBB 21.37, 2. Joshua Cajuste, PB 21.71, 3. Ayden Cason, JENB 22.47.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Marcus Szabo, CG 52.18, 2. Giuliano Brunetti, PB 55.37, 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOM 56.55.

100-yard freestyle: 1. John Trieu, SCBB 46.99, 2. Joshua Cajuste, PB 47.73, 3. Gianni Famiano, PB 49.01.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Steven Gary, PB 4:49.82, 2. Rithvik Marri, AHP 4:50.55, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 4:52.51.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 1:29.10 (Charles Wingold, Gianni Famiano, Joshua Cajuste, Steven Gary), 2. Jensen Beach 1:33.23, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 1:35.37.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Marcus Szabo, CG 55.05, 2. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 55.68, 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOM 59.30.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Dylan Dam, DREY 1:04.22, 2. Daniel Burg, AHP 1:05.06, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:05.08.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 3:16.59 (Giuliano Brunetti, Gianna Famiano, Joshua Cajuste, Steven Gary), 2. American Heritage Plantation 3:23.07, 3. Suncoast 3:24.66.

1-meter diving: 1. Thomas Dowling, SUN 572.50, 2. Connor Barral Aranguren, JENB 286.60.

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

American Heritage Plantation, Somerset Academy Split Dual Meet


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, October 15, 2021—In another close dual meet, Somerset Academy girls and American Heritage Plantation boys won Thursday in a dual meet at the Patriots’ pool.

Somerset Academy girls won, 88-77, and American Heritage Plantation boys won, 85-75. In the combined team standings, Somerset Academy edged American Heritage Plantation, 163-162.

Eva Pierre-Antoine was a double winner for the Patriots. She won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.92 and 100-yard freestyle in 59.90.

Plantation American Heritage swept all three girls’ relays.

Sabrina Osorio won two events for Somerset. She won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:26.41 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.10.

Alessandro Pereira was a double winner for American Heritage Plantation. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.75 and 100-yard butterfly in 55.55.

Aldo Zepeda won two events for Somerset in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.16 and 100-yard backstroke in 55.61. He also led off the winning 200-yard medley relay.

COMBINED
Somerset Academy 163, American Heritage Plantation 162

GIRLS
Somerset Academy 88, American Heritage 77

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 2:02.37 (Mia Guerrero, Wynona Brinkmann, Amari Porter, Eva Pierre-Antoine), 2. Somerset A 2:02.87, 3. Somerset B 2:13.09.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Audrey Prado, AHP 2:07.39, 2. Mariana Pinto, SS 2:07.86, 3. Natalia Sibug, SS 2:11.78.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SS 2:26.41, 2. Pilar Duranti, SS 2:30.82, 3. Mila Bond, AHGP 2:43.91.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Eva Pierre-Antoine, AHP 26.92, 2. Sofia Hernandez, SS 27.30, 3. Wynona Brinkmann, AHP 27.90.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sofia Osorio, SS 1:08.00, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SS 1:09.78, 3. Amari Porter, AHP 1:09.88.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Eva Pierre-Antoine, AHP 59.90, 2. Sofia Hernandez, SS 1:00.19, 3. Mia Guerrero, AHP 1:02.10.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mariana Pinto, SS 5:41.83, 2. Audrey Prado, AHP 5:46.37, 3. Pilar Duranti, SS 5:46.55.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Plantation American Heritage A 1:55.17, 2. Somerset A 1:55.53, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 2:25.73.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Natalia Sibug, SS 1:07.40, 2. Sofia Osorio, SS 1:07.96, 3. Mia Guerrero, AHP 1:08.68.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SS 1:15.10, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SS 1:20.42, 3. Nastya Smolentseva, AHP 1:30.76.

400-yard freestyel relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 4:05.36 (Wynona Brinkman, Mila Bond, Amari Porter, Eva Pierre-Antoine), 2. Somerset A 4:09.76.

BOYS
American Heritage 85, Somerset Academy 75

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset A 1:46.45 (Aldo Zepeda, Enrique Rodriguez, Diego Nazario, Gabe Munoz), 2. American Heritage Plantation A 1:47.13, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 2:08.64.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 1:51.75, 2. Felix Gonzalez, SS 1:57.55, 3. Sebastian Fernandez, SS 2:04.07.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SS 2:03.27, 2. Rithvik Marri, AHP 2:03.37, 3. Tyler Zhou, AHP 2:13.74.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SS 23.16, 2. Kirill Prikhodko, AHP 23.48, 3. Daniel Burg, AHP 24.30.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 55.55, 2. Diego Nazario, SS 55.75, 3. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SS 1:04.37.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kirill Prikhoidko, AHP 50.75, 2. Gabe Munoz, SS 56.22, 3. AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, AHP 1:00.51.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 4:58.26, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SS 4:58.91.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:40.50, 2. Somerset A 1:44.09, 3. American Heritage B 2:09.28.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SS 55.61, 2. Diego Nazario, SS 1:00.99, 3. Daniel Burg, AHP 1:01.48.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Tyler Zhou, AHP 1:11.03, 2. Sebastian Fernandez, SS 1:11.92, 3. Giovanni Gianfrido, SS 1:18.01.

400-yard freestyel relay: 1. American Heritage A 3:23.32 (Rithvik Marri, Alessandro Pereira, Kirill Prokhodko, Daniel Burg), 2. Somerset A 3:31.17, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 4:00.58.

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

Pine Crest Panthers Sweep NSU University School, Somerset In First Tri-Meet Of The Season


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, September 10, 2021—After competing in the Westminster Academy Relays and having its first meet cancelled because of bad weather, Pine Crest won its season-opening tri-meet Friday.

Pine Crest girls defeated NSU University School, 131-47, and Somerset Academy, 133-41.

Pine Crest boys edge NSU University School, 102-80, and topped Somerset Academy, 133-41.

The girls were led by double winner Isabella Chambers. The 17-year-old won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.68 and 100-yard freestyle in 54.82.

Pine Crest swept all three girls relays and won every individual event.

Ava Anderson won the 1-meter diving with 165.25 points.

The boys’ competition had more parity.

NSU University School swept all three relays. NSU University also had four individual winners: Max Fermayer, Marcelo Carrion, Karl Aimable and Michele Vandenbossche.

Diver Allen Levitis and swimmers Colin Nealy and Ronin Jones won individual events for Pine Crest.

Somerset’s Enrique Rodriguez and Aldo Zepeda also won individual events.

In one of the more exciting races of the day, Pine Crest teammates Lara Jones and Riley Botting battled it out in a close 100-yard breaststroke with Jones edging Botting, 1:09.16-1:09.64.

In another exciting race, Somerset’s Enrique Rodriguez out-touched Kingsley Bailey of Pine Crest in the 500-yard freestyle, 4:55.25-4:55.28.

In another close race, NSU University School’s Max Fermayer outsprinted Kingsley Bailey of Pine Crest to win the 200-yard freestyle, 1:49.01-1:49.81.

Broward Swimmer of the Year Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest did not swim. She was on a recruiting trip at University of Texas. She has already visited University of Florida.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
NSU University School 180, Somerset Academy 142
Pine Crest 233, NSU University School 127
Pine Crest 266, Somerset Academy 90

GIRLS
NSU University School 86, Somerset Academy 73
Pine Crest 131, NSU University School 47
Pine Crest 133, Somerset Academy 41

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest 2:01.79, 2. NSU University School 2:04.99, 3. Somerset 2:07.20.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Chambers, PC 1:57.68, 2. Lauren Balfour, PC 2:07.01, 3. Yardena Rubin, NSU 2:11.42, 4. Mariana Pinto, SS 2:12.60.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sara Lin, PC 2:15.70, 2. Bella Egizi, PC 2:17.01, 3. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 2:18.29.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Esther Lin, PC 26.22, 2. Sara Lin, PC 26.49, 3. Sofia Hernandez, SS 27.24.

1-meter diving: 1. Ava Andersen, PC 165.25, 2. Alexia Lara, NSU 156.50, 3. Hannah Steele, PC 120.90.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Bella Egizi, PC 1:00.61, 2. Lauren Balfour, PC 1:02.70, 3. Kaylee Del Rio, SS 1:09.13, 4. Sofia Osorio, SS 1:11.22, 5. Mariana Pinto, SS 1:13.42.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Chambers, PC 54.82, 2. Sofia Hernandez, SS 1:01.15, 3. Sierra Leete, NSU 1:01.93.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 5:08.56, 2. Lara Jones, PC 5:34.93, 3. Yardena Rubin, NSU 5:45.86.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:45.48, 2. NSU University School 1:51.53, 3. Somerset 1:58.19.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Charley Goldstein, PC 1:03.10, 2. Natalia Sibug, SS 1:05.00, 3. Dylan Morris, NSU 1:06.28.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Lara Jones, PC 1:09.16, 2. Riley Botting, PC 1:09.64, 3. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 1:11.31, 4. Sabrina Osorio, SS 1:16.84.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:48.32, 2. Pine Crest B 4:07.53, 3. NSU University School 4:09.82.

BOYS
NSU University School 94, Somerset Academy 69
Pine Crest 102, NSU University School 80
Pine Crest 133, Somerset Academy 41

200-yard medley relay: 1. NSU University School 1:43.44, 2. Pine Crest B 1:45.25, 3. Pine Crest A 1:46.09.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Max Fermayer, NSU 1:49.01, 2. Kingsley Bailey, PC 1:49.81, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, SS 1:51.41.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 2:04.66, 2. Angelo Martinez, NSU 2:08.00, 3. Wyatt Denhard, PC 2:08.24.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Karl Aimable, NSU 22.47, 2. Lucas Opperman, PC 23.46, 3. Victor Lago, PC 23.76.

1-meter diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 212.95, 2. Danyal Ghadiali, PC 199.75, 3. Ashton Jacobi, PC 178.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Colin Nealy, PC 54.60, 2. Angelo Martinez, NSU 55.69, 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SS 57.03.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Michele Vandenbossche, NSU 50.24, 2. Roman Ferrara, PC 50.37, 3. Aldo Zepeda, SS 50.39.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SS 4:55.25, 2. Kingsley Bailey, PC 4:55.28, 3. Ronin Jones, PC 5:02.73.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University School 1:32.16, 2. Pine Crest A 1:34.75, 3. Pine Crest B 1:47.86.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SS 56.25, 2. Karl Aimable, NSU 59.26, 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SS 59.83.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ronin Jones, PC 1:03.43, 2. Wyatt Denhard, PC 1:04.17, 3. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 1:04.38.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University School 3:21.12, 2. Pine Crest A 3:22.40, 3. Somerset 3:33.59.

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

Somerset Academy Sweeps NSU University School, North Broward Prep


By Sharon Robb
COCONUT CREEK, September 2, 2021–Somerset Academy Panthers swept NSU University School and host North Broward Prep in a Wednesday tri-meet.

Somerset girls defeated North Broward Prep, 93-51, and NSU University School, 81-75. In the other matchup, NSU University School topped North Broward Prep, 89-53.

In the boys’ competition, Somerset downed North Broward Prep, 93-58, and NSU University School, 85-70. In the other matchup NSU defeated North Broward Prep, 90-59.

Mariana Pinto, Isabella Hernandez and Sabrina Osorio were double winners for Somerset.

Pinto won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:09.56 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:45.03.

Hernandez won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.06 and 100-yard freestyle in 58.11.

Osorio won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:30.09 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:18.81.

Enrique Rodriguez and Aldo Zepeda were double winners for the Somerset boys team.

Rodriguez won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.25 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:02.50.

Zepeda won the 100-yard freestyle in 50.10 and 100-yard backstroke in 56.31.

For NSU University School, Yardena Rubin was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:08.72 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:42.25. Rafaella Araujo also won two events in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:20.06 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.69.

GIRLS
Somerset 93, North Broward Prep 51

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset 2:02.59, 2. North Broward Prep 2:16.60, 3. Somerset 2:20.75.
200-yard freestyle: 1. Mariana Pinto, SS 2:09.56, 2. Natalia Sibug, SS 2:11.65.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SS 2:30.09, 2. Madi Laski, NBP 2:33.91, 3. Shea Runsdorf, NBP 2:45.90.
50-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Hernandez, NBP 25.06, 2. Sofia Hernandez, SS 27.22, 3. Emma Quirk, NBP 27.54.
100-yard butterfly: 1. Sofia Osorio, SS 1:12.12, 2. Shea Runsdorf, NBP 1:17.40, 3. Madi Laski, NBP 1:21.11.
100-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Hernandez, NBP 58.11, 2. Sofia Hernandez, SS 1:01.81, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios, SS 1:04.60.
500-yard freestyle: 1. Mariana Pinto, SS 5:45.03, 2. Pilar Duranti, SS 5:47.12.
200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset 1:57.46, 2. North Broward Prep 1:57.66, 3. North Broward Prep 2:08.41.
100-yard backstroke: 1. Natalia Sibug, SS 1:06.15, 2. Sofia Osorio, SS 1:09.68, 3. Christina Saiger, NBP 1:17.04.
100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SS 1:18.81, 2. Pilar Duranti, SS 1:23.75, 3. Marielle Lambrecht, NBP 1:28.64.
400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset 4:12.50.

Somerset 81, NSU University School 75
200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset 2:02.59, 2. NSU University School 2:04.15, 3. Somerset 2:20.75.
200-yard freestyle: 1. Yardena Rubin, NSU 2:08.72, 2. Mariana Pinto, SS 2:09, 3. Natalia Sibug, SS 2:11.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 2:20.06, 2. Dylan Morris, NSU 2:25.10, 3. Sabrina Osorio, SS 2:30.
50-yard freestyle: 1. Sofia Hernandez, SS 27.2, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SS 28.8, 3. Isabella Bello, NSU 29.13.
100-yard butterfly: 1. Sofia Osorio, SS 1:12, 2. Liliana Novak, NSU 1:19.50, 3. Reagan Lowe, NSU 1:36.90.
100-yard freestyle: 1. Sofia Hernandez, SS 1:01, 2. Sierra Leete, NSU 1:01.98, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios, NBP 1:04.
500-yard freestyle: 1. Yardena Rubin, NSU 5:42.25, 2. Mariana Pinto, SS 5:45.0, 3. Pilar Duranti, SS 5:47.1.
200-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University School 1:53.43, 2. Somerset 1:57.4, 3. NSU University School 2:17.18.
100-yard backstroke: 1. Natalia Sibug, SS 1:06, 2. Dylan Morris, NSU 1:07.10, 3. Sofia Osorio, SS 1:07.10.
100-yard breaststroke: 1. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 1:11.69, 2. Sabrina Osorio, SS 1:18.8, 3. Liliana Novak, NSU 1:21.35.
400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset 4:12.5, 2. NSU University School 4:22.52.

NSU University School 89, North Broward Prep 53
200-yard medley relay: 1. NSU University School 2:04.15, 2. North Broward Prep 2:16.6, 3. NSU University School 2:33.28.
200-yard freestyle: 1. Yardena Rubin, NSU 2:08.72, 2. Isabella Bello, NSU 2:29.19.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 2:20.06, 2. Dylan Morris, NSU 2:26.10, 3. Madi Laski, NBP 2:33.9.
50-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Hernandez, NBP 25.0, 2. Emma Quirk, NBP 27.5, 3. Isabella Bello, NSU 29.13.
100-yard butterfly: 1. Shea Runsdorf, NBP 1:17.4, 2. Liliana Novak, NSU 1:1.950, 3. Madi Laski, NBP 1:21.1.
100-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Hernandez, 58.1, 2. Sierra Leete, NSU 1:01.98, 3. Christina Saiger, NBP 1:07.4.
500-yard freestyle: 1. Yardena Rubin, NSU:42.25.
200-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University School 1:53.43, 2. North Broward Prep 1:57.6, 3. North Broward Prep 2:08.4.
100-yard backstroke: 1. Dylan Morris, NSU 1:07.10, 2. Sierra Leete, NSU 1:10.41, 3. Christina Saiger, NBP 1:17.0.
100-yard breaststroke: 1. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 1:11.69, 2. Liliana Novak, NSU 1:21.35, 3. Marielle Lambrecht, NBP 1:28.6.
400-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University School 4:22.52.

BOYS
Somerset 93, North Broward Prep 58

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset 1:46.36, 2. North Broward Prep 2:01.5, 3. Somerset 2:01.85.
200-yard freestyle: 1. Sebastian Fernandez, SS 2:09.75, 2. Martin Viola, NBP 2:16.4, 3. Jacques Papescu, NBP 2:31.2.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SS 2:05.25, 2. Felix Gonzalez, SS 2:18.36, 3. Ryan Altimari, NBP 2:46.3.
50-yard freestyle: 1. Egor Frantsevsky, NPB 24.1, 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SS 24.50, 3. Beny Papescu, NBP 27.6.
100-yard butterfly: 1. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SS 1:05.75, 2. Ryan Altimari, NBP 1:06.3, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, SS 1:06.68.
100-yard freestyle: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SS 50.10, 2. Felix Gonzalez, 56.35, 3. Egor Frantsevsky, NBP 56.8.
500-yard freestyle: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SS 5:02.50, 2. Fabian Salvador, NBP 7:17.9.
200-yard freestyle relay: 1. North Broward Prep 1:45.1, 2. Somerset 1:55.66.
100-yard backstroke: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SS 56.31, 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SS 1:01.78, 3. Luca Wiersema, NBP 1:15.3.
100-yard breaststroke: 1. Giorgio Rusconi, SS 1:08.37, 2. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SS 1:15.50, 3. Beny Papescu, NBP 1:26.4.
400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset 3:31.66, 2. North Broward Prep 4:44.0, 3. Somerset 5:19.63.

Somerset 85, NSU University School 70
200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset 1:46.3, 2. NSU 1:48.78, 3. Somerset 2:01.8.
200-yard freestyle: 1. Max Fermayer, NSU 1:54.36, 2. Sebastian Fernandez, SS 2:09.7, 3. Carlos Mendez, SS 2:54.0.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SS 2:05.2, 2. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 2:07.40, 3. Angelo Martinez, NSU 2:09.68.
50-yard freestyle: 1. Karl Aimable, NSU 22.58, 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SS 24.5, 3. Arthur Monastyrsky, NSU 26.72.
100-yard butterfly: 1. Angelo Martinez, NSU 55.95, 2. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSU 59.36, 3. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SS 1:05.7.
100-yard freestyle: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SS 50.1, 2. Felix Gonzalez, SS 56.3, 3. Arthur Monastyrsky, NSU 1:02.91.
500-yard freestyle: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SS 5:02.5, 2. Max Fermayer, NSU 5:02.60.
200-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University 1:34.35, 2. Somerset 1:55.6, 3. NSU 1:57.28.
100-yard backstroke: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SS 56.3, 2. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSU 1:07.97, 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SS 1:01.7.
100-yard breaststroke: 1. Giorgio Rusconi, SS 1:08.3, 2. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SS 1:15.5, 3. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 1:16.75.
400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset 3:31.6, 2. NSU University School 3:42.97, 3. Somerset 5:19.6.

NSU University School 90, North Broward Prep 59
200-yard medley relay: 1. NSU University School 1:48.78, 2. North Broward Prep 2:01.5, 3. North Broward Prep 2:36.7.
200-yard freestyle: 1. Max Fermayer, NSU 1:54.36, 2. Martin Viola, NBP 2:16.4, 3. Jacques Papescu, NBP 2:31.2.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 2:07.40, 2. Angelo Martinez, NSU 2:09.68, 3. Ryan Altimari, NBP 2:46.3.
50-yard freestyle: 1. Karl Aimable, NSU 22.58, 2. Egor Frantsevsky, NBP 24.1, 3. Arthur Monastyrsky, NSU 26.72.
100-yard butterfly: 1. Angelo Martinez, NSU 55.95, 2. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSU 59.36, 3. Ryan Altimari, NBP 1:06.3.
100-yard freestyle: 1. Egor Frantsevsky, NBP 56.8, 2. Martin Viola, NBP 1:00.8, 3. Arthur Monastyrsky, NSU 1:02.91.
500-yard freestyle: 1. Max Fermayer, NSU 5:02.60, 2. Fabian Salvador, NBP 7:17.9.
200-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University School 1:34.35, 2. North Broward Prep 1:45.1, 3. NSU University School 1:57.28.
100-yard backstroke: 1. Karl Aimable, NSU 59.53, 2. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSU 1:07.97, 3. Luca Wiersema, NBP 1:15.3.
100-yard breaststroke: 1. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 1:16.75, 2. Beny Papescu, NBP 1:26.4, 3. Jacques Papescu, NBP 1:26.9.
400-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University School 3:42.97, 2. North Broward Prep 4.44.0.

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

TYR JUNE BOY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Aldo Zepeda


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, July 19, 2021–The extra work is paying off for Aldo Zepeda.

The 16-year-old moved up to Gold Group and has shown remarkable progress in his swimming including four lifetime best times at last month’s Boca Raton Swim Team Phoenix Meet. He noticed a turning point in his improvement when he moved up to the new group last year.

“I wasn’t always good, I just recently started getting better,” Zepeda said. “Last year I saw a good improvement after I changed groups. I was like, yeah, I really want to get good at this. I like training with the older swimmers and I like racing at practice.

“I moved up to Gold Group and have a lot more hours of training. I’m doing two-a-days and doing extra things outside of swimming, going to the gym and working on strength and cardio. I love doing exercise.”

Zepeda started swimming when he was 4 at South Florida Aquatic Club. He started with Coach George and worked his way up the ladder through the various groups.

“When I was 4 I wanted to do some sort of sport and I chose swimming,” he said. “My passion is swimming. I’ve been with SOFLO since the beginning and I have improved.”

Asked what he likes the most about swimming, Zepeda said “It’s like a never-ending competition to get better. The competition is within myself to further improve on everything. I really am having fun with this.”

At the Boca meet, Zepeda dropped 6.01 seconds off his 100-meter freestyle; 1.48 off his 100-meter butterfly; 5.55 off his 50-meter freestyle; and 4.74 off his 100-meter backstroke. His favorite events are the 100 and 200 backstrokes.

Zepeda said he was happiest with his 100 backstroke at the July 8-11 Southern Zone South Sectionals at Plantation where he dropped three seconds (1:02.43) off his previous best time.

“He’s been doing such a great job and has been very consistent at practice,” said his Gold Group coach Chris Anderson. “He wants to do really well in swimming. He’s been motivated by watching the older swimmers and I think now it’s paying off for him.”

Added Zepeda, “I like working with the Gold Group. It’s great. I love everyone in that group and I really appreciate what my coaches have done for us. I push myself at practice.”

Zepeda is currently training for the July 29-August 1 FGC Senior Championships where he hopes to get a Futures cut.

Swimming has also helped Zepeda outside the pool.

“I feel like compared to my other friends I’ve been able to time manage better with my schedule,” Zepeda said. “I feel like I am more disciplined than other people.”

Zepeda will be a junior at Somerset Academy in Pembroke Pines this fall. Last year he attended Franklin Academy which didn’t have a swim team so he competed for Everglades High School’s swim team. He hopes to make it to states with Somerset and has already started pre-season training.

“I would like to make it to states this year since I didn’t have a state championship last year,” said Zepeda, who qualified for regionals in the 200-yard freestyle as a freshman at Everglades.

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 newly-minted 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