SOFLO Swimmers Begin Competing Wednesday At USA Swimming Futures Championship


By Sharon Robb
CARY, N.C., July 26, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will be among a talented field when the USA Swimming Futures Championship begins Wednesday at Triangle Aquatic Center.

The Futures Championship is designed as an intermediate step between Sectional Championships and Junior Nationals or National Championships, and open to swimmers of all ages who have time standards.

SOFLO’s talented contingent includes Javier Colmenares, 16; Elena Dinehart, 17; Olivia Dinehart, 17; Natalie Gembicki, 17; Alex Golding, 18; Sophia Grubbs, 17; Austin Nelson, 16; Wisthon Rendon, 18; Ricardo Roche, 22; Rafael Rodriguez, 20; Mallory Schleicher, 18; Maddie Smutny, 17; and Izzy Wilson, 15.

SOFLO swimmers (seven girls and six boys) will compete in 48 individual events and one relay.

Other notable swimmers competing are: Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming; Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics; Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter Dragons; Addison Sauickie and Gracie Weyant of Sarasota Sharks; Jillian Crooks of TS Aquatics; Hannah Bellard of Club Wolverine; Davidson Vincent of Azura; and Lismar Lyon of Midtown Weston

Podkoscielny, 17, seeded first in the 400 IM (4:43.57) and 200 backstroke (2:12.42) is prepping for Junior Pan Pacs.

The seventh edition of Futures is one of five around the nation. In previous years, there were four hosting sites for four designated regions. The Board of Directors added another site and adjusted the boundary map to accommodate the fifth region.

Swimmers from the following LSCs are eligible to compete including Florida Gold Coast, Florida Swimming, Southeastern, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Indiana.

The other Futures sites are Geneva, Ohio; Minneapolis; College Station, Tex. and Santa Clara, Calif. The meets are capped at 800 swimmers.

Wednesday events are men’s and women’s 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter butterfly, 800-meter freestyle and 1500-meter freestyle. The 800, 1500 and all relays are timed final events. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m.

ELSEWHERE
Stanford-bound Josh Zuchowski of FAST is competing in this week’s U.S. Summer Nationals in Irvine, Calif. The meet, which began Tuesday, is a lead-up to the Junior Pac Pacific Championships in Hawaii in August for him. He is entered in the 100 and 200 backstrokes, 100 butterfly and 200 IM. He is coming off last week’s FGC Senior Championships. In Tuesday morning’s prelims, Erika Pelaez, 16, of Eagle Aquatics turned in a 54.65 lifetime best in the 100-meter freestyle prelims of U.S. Nationals to move from No. 38 to seventh in the 15-16 year-old rankings.

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

TYR APRIL BOY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Alex Golding


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, May 17, 2022–Swimming isn’t always about winning, losing and best times. There’s qualities that can’t be coached: leadership, service and team spirit.

Every now and then a student-athlete at South Florida Aquatic Club goes above and beyond what’s expected. Such is the case with Alex Golding at last month’s SOFLO White & Blue Intrasquad Meet at Academic Village Pool.

For those reasons, the SOFLO coaching staff decided to honor Alex and his sister, Sally, the TYR April Girl Swimmer of the Month.

“We wanted to reward them both going above and beyond and helping make the meet a truly special experience,” said SOFLO age group coach Jack Davies.

Golding, 18, a senior at Cooper City High School will graduate next month. He has been swimming for 13 years, the last nine at SOFLO. He started swimming at age 4 in New Hampshire.

“When I joined SOFLO that’s when it felt like a team,” Golding said. “Going through all the groups and making friends. They say tough experiences bring people together. I think tough practice after tough practice that’s what brings you close together as a team and you progress through the years.”

Golding played in multiple sports including baseball and tennis, but knew by age 13 swimming was going to be his passion. He followed in the footsteps of his older sisters, Kathleen and Molly, both now at University of Florida.

“They are the whole reason I got in the water in the first place,” Golding said. “When I was 13 my sister Kathleen was getting recruited by colleges and I realized that was something I wanted. That’s what made me stick with swimming.”

Golding said there are many things he likes about the sport.

“I realize how much it’s given me and impacted my life in a positive way,” he said. “It’s given me a really good sense of work ethic, dedication and long term perseverance through obstacles. It’s given me great social experiences and the friends that I have. That social bubble has been wonderful.

“It’s just fun to get up and race sometime,” Golding said. “We don’t always enjoy training. I love that feeling when everybody else is upset at practice because it’s hard and I try to motivate them. I love that aspect of getting people to get up and go and race. That’s my favorite part.”

Golding has gone from a back-of-the group swimmer when he was younger to a breakout meet at the post-pandemic Virtual Championships to making his Futures Cut at Senior Championships.

His biggest attribute, however, is his motivational and leadership skills which were front and center during the SOFLO White & Blue Intrasquad Meet.

“Growing up I always liked to be a high-energy, type of motivator in the group even if I wasn’t the fastest,” Golding said. “I have really enjoyed getting into the spirit week and intrasquad meets and trying to bring the team together as much as I can. I really believe team cohesiveness is an important part of our culture.

“I’ve had a great experience in swimming. Throughout my swimming years I had a lot of fun. When I look back it’s the meets and how much fun I had with other people. That’s what makes swimming fun. Training and swimming fast is rewarding but if you’re not happy swimming it’s not going to be fun. You need that team atmosphere to help push you to be better. That’s something I want for everybody.”

During the intrasquad meet Alex (of Team Blue) and Sally (of Team White) made up the relays with an interesting twist.

“We could have looked at the fast people and put them in order but we decided to try and have fun with it and give people a good experience. We wanted to make the meet memorable and do something special.”

So the siblings made it really fun. For instance, the medley relay swimmers had to swim their worst stroke. “That was something that was really fun. People didn’t expect that and it got them more excited. And the energy just built from there. It was something fun to watch.

“Basically, we tried to be a motivator for the older kids as their peers, trying to help them do better,” Golding said. “And then when it came to the little kids trying to coach them and show them what it’s like to be a part of this team. Everybody had a great meet.”

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

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

TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology.

Among its 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

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Clinches Eighth FGC Senior Championship With One Day To Go


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 19, 2022–With two sessions to go, South Florida Aquatic Club has already clinched the combined, women’s and men’s team titles of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships at Academic Village Pool.

Buoyed by depth, talent and home pool advantage, SOFLO has compiled 1,621.5 points in the combined team standings. TS Aquatics is second with 802 and Metro Aquatics is third with 591.5.

The women’s team has 871.5 points followed by TS Aquatics with 463 and Midtown Weston with 436.5.

The men’s team has 750 points followed by Metro Aquatics with 405.5 and Plantation Swim Team with 345.

SOFLO is on track to break its 2021 short course combined team total record of 2,007 points.

SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher won the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:20.88, dropping 1.92 seconds. Teammate Olivia Dinehart was second in 4:24.70.

Olivia Dinehart won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:15.14.

SOFLO’s women’s 400-yard freestyle was second in 3:30.49 with Schleicher, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny and Olivia Dinehart. TS Aquatics added another impressive win with its relay going 3:25.92 with Maria Morales, Keianna Moss, Jillian Crooks and Tawannah McLemore.

Alex Golding, Javier Colmenares and men’s 400-yard freestyle relay were SOFLO’s top men’s finishers.

Golding was second in the 400 IM in a best time 4:05.72, dropping 3.18 seconds. Colmenares was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:03.93, dropping 0.75.

SOFLO’s relay was second in 3:06.78 with Sebastian Lares, Agustin Rodriguez, Golding and Ricardo Roche. TS Aquatics won its second relay of the night in 3:05.81 with Joshua Cajuste, Zarek Wilson, Mason Green and Eddy Marin.

SOFLO won the title with 53 swimmers (32 boys and 21 girls) competing in 301 individual events and 16 relay teams entered.

SOFLO is among thirty-seven teams from Broward, Palm Beach and Metro-Dade competing over four days.

The meet concludes Sunday with prelims at 8:40 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. Also on Sunday, the mixed 1,650-yard freestyle is 3 p.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,621.5, 2. TS Aquatics 802.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 591.5, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 531.5, 5. Gulliver 519, 6. Midtown Weston 440.5, 7. St. Andrew’s 421. 8. Plantation 390, 9. Swim Fort Lauderdale 346, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 287.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 871.5, 2. TS Aquatics 463, 3. Midtown Weston 436.5, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 397.5, 5. Gulliver 306.5.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 750, 2. Metro Aquatics 405.5, 3. Plantation 345, 4. TS Aquatics 339.5, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 337.

WOMEN
400-yard individual medley: 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:20.88, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 4:24.70, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 4:25.00; SOFLO: 7. Isabelle Wilson 4:41.53, 12. Sophie Grubbs 4:49.19, 14. Ana Villamil 4:52.34, 20. Sofia Osorio 5:01.26.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jillian Crooks, TSA 1:49.49, 2. Erin Miller, SAS 1:50.62, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 1:51.62; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 1:52.76, 9. Natalie Gembicki 1:54.07, 11. Maddy Smutny 1:52.88.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:15.14, 2. Riley Botting, PC 2:17.22, 3. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:20.76; SOFLO: 9. Sophia Grubbs 2:26.49, 10. Ana Villamil 2:32.67, 14. Sabrina Osorio 2:28.05, 16. Sally Golding 2:28.21.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Lismar Lyon, MWA 54.31, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 54.62, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 54.99; SOFLO: 9. Maddy Smutny 57.53, 10. Mallory Schleicher 57.81, 12. Elena Dinehart 56.99.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Midtown Weston 1:45.69 (Kendra Gomez, Victoria Torres, Lismar Lyon, Mariana Cote), 2. Pine Crest 1:45.77, 3. TS Aquatics 1:47.07, 4. SOFLO A 1:48.37 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Mallory Schleicher), 5. SOFLO B 1:51.15 (Gabriella DeLuna, Sophia Grubbs, Ana Villamil, Natalie Gembicki).

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. TS Aquatics 3:25.92 (Maria Morales, Keianna Moss, Jillian Crooks, Tawannah McLemore), 2. SOFLO A 3:30.49 (Mallory Schleicher, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Olivia Dinehart), 3. Pine Crest 3:31.02, 5. SOFLO B 3:34.32 (Ana Villamil, Michelle Marinheiro, Sally Golding, Natalie Gembicki).

MEN
400-yard individual medley: 1. Esteban Nunez Del Prado, Azura 4:00.65, 2. Alex Golding, SOFLO 4:05.72, time drop 3.18, 3. Giulian Martin, CANE 4:06.89; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 4:07.69, time drop 0.81, 5. Adrian Hernandez 4:08.73, 6. Enrique Rodriguez 4:09.39, 14. Alejandro Mateus 4:20.63, 16. Felix Gonzalez 4:25.13, 19. Stephen Kim 4:28.16.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:35.41, 2. Dylan Felt, SFTL 1:38.94, 3. Davidson Vincent, Azura 1:40.50; SOFLO: 4. Ricardo Roche 1:40.66, 8. Sebastian Lares 1:40.97.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:01.80, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:03.93, 3. Brandon Moran, Azura 2:06.00; SOFLO: 4. Alex Golding 2:07.17, 6. Javier Roman 2:09.29, 9. Manuel Melendez 2:21.34.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Esteban Nunez Del Prado, Azura 47.81, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 48.03, 3. Davidson Vincent, Azura 48.05; SOFLO: 16. Wisthon Rendon 51.70.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Metro Aquatics 1:35.27, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:35.44, 3. Plantation 1:35.46, 4. SOFLO A 1:35.56 (Ricardo Roche, Javier Colmenares, Javier Roman, Sebastian Lares), 7. SOFLO B 1:37.95 (Aldo Zepeda, Manuel Melendez, Wisthon Rendon, Agustin Rodiguez).

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. TS Aquatics 3:05.81 (Joshua Cajuste, Zarek Wilson, Mason Green, Eddy Marin), 2. SOFLO A 3:06.78 (Sebastian Lares, Agustin Rodriguez, Alex Golding, Ricardo Roche), 3. Metro Aquatics 3:08.52.

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

Cypress Bay Girls, Braddock Boys Capture Region 4-4A Titles; SOFLO’s Juan Mora Double Winner


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, November 6, 2021—Cypress Bay dominated the girls’ field while Holmes Braddock narrowly won the Region 4-4A team titles Thursday at Academic Village Pool.

Cypress Bay won with 367 points. Miami Palmetto was runner-up with 197 points. The Lightning is winning its’ way through the 2021 girls high school season. Cypress Bay also won the District 11-4A crown and BCAA Championships under the coaching of John Spire.

Cypress Bay swept all three girls relays. Sophomore Mariana Cote was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.38 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:59.80. She also anchored the winning 200-yard medley relay and led off the winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Fort Lauderdale freshman Tawannah Moore was a double winner in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.67 and 50-yard freestyle in 23.86. She was the only sprinter to dip below 24 seconds.

The only other Broward girls’ winners were Nicole Creed of Douglas in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.77 and Kate Kaplan of Cooper City in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.27.

Braddock won the boys’ team title with 234.5 points, just 2.5 points ahead of Fort Lauderdale with 232.

Fort Lauderdale High senior Dylan Felt, who trains with Swim Fort Lauderdale, was a double winner and one of only two swimmers in the meet to swim All-American consideration times.

Felt won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:39.88 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:31.77.

The only other double winner was South Florida Aquatic Club’s Juan Mora, a senior at Doral Prep Academy. Mora won the 100-yard butterfly in 50.50 and 100-yard breaststroke in 56.26, an All-American consideration time.

Other Broward boys winners were SOFLO’s Alex Golding of Cooper City in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:54.68; diver James Boardman of Fort Lauderdale with 393.15 points; and Landon Kyser of Cypress Bay in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.52.

Taravella won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:27.54 with Zarek Wilson, Mason Green, Miles Greens and RJ Martin.

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Cypress Bay 367, 2. Palmetto 197, 3. Douglas 189, 4. Cooper City 173, 5. Fort Lauderdale 154, 6. Doral 149, 7. Coral Reef 140, 8. West Broward 123, 9. South Broward 121, 10. Ferguson 115.5, 11. Western 93, 12. Goleman 78, 13. Monarch 71, 14. Braddock 69.5, 15. Miami Beach 55, 16. Coral Glades 46, 17. Hialeah Gardens 28, 18. Piper 25, 19. Coral Gables 16, 20. Southwest Miami 15, 21. Nova 13, 22. South Dade 12, 23. Krop 10, 24. Miami Senior 3.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:50.26 (Nicol Bellardi, Ana Villamil, Gabriella DeLuna, Mariana Cote), 2. Cooper City 1:52.28 (Sally Golding, Kate Kaplan, Jennamarie Brames, Mallory Schleicher), 3. Douglas 1:56.32.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mariana Cote, CB 1:54.38, 2. Samira Zambrano, CB 1:56.93, 3. Natalia Ortiz, CB 1:57.16, 4. Jennamarie Brames, CC 1:57.71.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sophia Perez, PAL 2:09.39, 2. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:10.50, 3. Adriana Roldan, FERG 2:10.95, 4. Sally Golding, CC 2:11.75.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Tawannah McLemore, FTL 23.86, 2. Emily Lopez-Diaz, WB 24.72, 3. Kate Kaplan, CC 25.07.

1-meter diving: 1. Isabella Reyes, PAL 361.95, 2. Catherine Kilroy, FTL 358.30, 3. Hannah Egert, WES 353.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sophia Diaz, DOR 56.89, 2. Meghan Perez, CORF 57.79, 3. Casey Perez, GOLE 58.15, 4. Gabriella DeLuna, CB 58.32.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Tawannah McLemore, FTL 51.67, 2. Cassia Flynn, CGL 52.83, 3. Brianna Hernandez, SB 53.40, 4. Emily Lopez-Diaz, WB 54.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mariana Cote, CB 4:59.80, 2. Rylie Barnhardt, FTL 5:10.85, 3. Samira Zambrano, CB 5:14.04.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:39.03 (Jemma Kelly, Natalia Ortiz, Karina Manrique, Ana Villamil), 2. Palmetto 1:41.55, 3. Doral 1:42.75.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nicole Creed, DOUG 58.77, 2. Nicol Bellardi, CB 59.39, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, CB 1:00.15.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:06.27, 2. Brianna Hernandez, SB 1:07.75, 3. Mercedes Pelayes, BRAD 1:08.28.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:35.78 (Mariana Cote, Natalia Ortiz, Samira Zambrano, Nicol Bellardi), 2. Cooper City 3:37.99 (Sally Golding, Jennamarie Brames, Kate Kaplan, Mallory Schleicher), 3. Palmetto 3:42.33.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Braddock 234.5, 2. Fort Lauderdale 232, 3. Doral 217, 4. tie, Cooper City, Palmetto 205, 6. Miami Beach 166, 7. Taravella 165.5, 8. Cypress Bay 161.5, 9. Douglas 108, 10. Coral Reef 80, 11. Western 75, 12. tie, Ferguson, South Broward 68, 14. Columbus 52, 15. Coral Glades 41, 16. Krop 26.5, 17. Goleman 24, 18. Coral Gables 23, 19. Monarch 20, 20. Hialeah Gardens 19, 21. Nova 8, 22. Miami Senior 2.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Braddock 1:38.22 (Dylan Ferguson, George Gonzalez, Marcelo Mansur, Juan Abella), 2. Doral 1:38.58, 3. Cypress Bay 1:39.51, 4. Cooper City 1:39.77 (Alex Golding, Christopher Hau, Javier Roman, Derek Hau).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Dylan Felt, FTL 1:39.88, AA-C, 2. Zarek Wilson, TAR 1:41.08, 3. Kyle Korvick, PAL 1:41.12.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alex Golding, CC 1:54.68, 2. Stephen Kim, CB 2:00.18, 3. Jackson Wampler, SB 2:00.21.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Marco Lopez-Casula, MB 21.86, 2. Peyton Selts, PAL 22.01, 3. Mason Green, TAR 22.10.

1-meter diving: 1. James Boardman, FTL 393.15, 2. Nicholas Dolton, CC 265.10.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Mora, DOR 50.50, 2. Mason Green, TAR 50.74, 3. Landon Kyser, CB 51.55, 4. Wisthon Rendon, CB 52.24, 5. Javier Roman, CC 52.47.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle Korvick, PAL 46.49, 2. Zarek Wilson, TAR 46.75, 3. Marco Lopez-Casula, MB 47.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Dylan Felt, FTL 4:31.77, AA-C, 2. Carlos Lezcano, FERG 4:44.00, 3. Andrew Brantmeyer, FTL 4:45.29, 4. Alex Golding, CC 4:46.58, 5. Javier Roman, CC 4:50.09.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Taravella 1:27.54 (Zarek Wilson, Mason Green, Miles Green, RJ Martin), 2. Fort Lauderdale 1:28.40, 3. Palmetto 1:29.23.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Landon Kyser, CB 51.52, 2. Marcelo Mansur, BRAD 53.10, 3. Jackson Wampler, SB 53.17.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Juan Mora, DOR 56.26, AA-C, 2. George Gonzalez, BRAD 58.99, 3. Juan Abella, BRAD 59.86.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Palmetto 3:13.62 (Kyle Korvick, Tristan Wilson, Marco Cancio, Peyton Selts), 2. Taravella 3:13.84, 3. Fort Lauderdale 3:14.49 (Dominick Mitchell, Jason Cuffe, Andrew Brantmeyer, Dylan Felt).

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

Cypress Bay Girls, Doral Academy Boys Win District 11-4A Titles; SOFLO’s Alex Golding, Juan Mora Double Winners


By Sharon Robb
HOLLYWOOD, October 26, 2021—Defending girls champion Cypress Bay and Doral Academy boys won the District 11-4A Swimming and Diving Championships Tuesday at South Broward Aquatic Center.

Cypress Bay, led by three relay wins and individual event winners Mariana Cote and Nicol Bellardi, dominated the nine-team girls field to win with 532 points. Doral Academy was a distant second with 292 and Cooper City, led by individual event winners diver Cara Barkey and Kate Kaplan, was third with 260.

Cote won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:06.74 and Bellardi won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:14.01.

Doral Academy, led by South Florida Aquatic Club’s Juan Mora, won the boys team title with 464 points.

Cooper City, led by SOFLO’s Alex Golding and diver Nicholas Dolton, was runner-up with 416 points. Defending boys champion Cypress Bay was third with 307.

Mora won the 100-yard butterfly in 51.72 and 100-yard breaststroke in 56.68. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay wins.

Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.41 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:00.87. He was also a member of the third place 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays along with SOFLO teammates Chris Hau, Derek Hau and Javier Roman.

Roman was also second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:01.10.

SOFLO’s Gabriella DeLuna of Cypress Bay was second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.48.

SOFLO’s Sally Golding of Cooper City was third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:14.65.

West Broward’s Dahlia Hirsh was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.86.

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Cypress Bay 532, 2. Doral Academy 292, 3. Cooper City 260, 4. South Broward 219, 5. West Broward 212, 6. Barbara Goleman 178, 7. Hialeah Gardens 113, 8. Dr. Michael Krop 106, 9. Flanagan 64.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:55.01 (Nicole Bellardi, Ana Vilamil, Gabriella DeLuna, Mariana Cote), 2. Doral 1:56.95, 3. Cooper City 1:57.84.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mariana Cote, CB 1:55.63, 2. Samira Zambrano, CB 1:56.68, 3. Natalia Ortiz, CB 2:01.15.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:14.01, 2. Ana Vilamil, CB 2:14.48, 3. Sally Golding, CC 2:14.65.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Emily Lopez-Diaz, WB 25.18, 2. Kate Kaplan, CC 25.65, 3. Jemma Kelly, CB 25.81.

1-meter diving: 1. Cara Barkey, CC 371.85.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sophia Diaz, DOR 57.04, 2. Casey Perez, GOL 58.19, 3. Sahara Idler, DOR 58.69.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Emily Lopez-Diaz, WB 54.57, 2. Natalia Ortiz, CB 54.66, 3. Brianna Hernandez, SB 55.62.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mariana Cote, CB 5:06.74, 2. Samira Zambrano, CB 5:14.43, 3. Emma Twombly, CB 5:59.50.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:41.16 (Jemma Kelly, Natalia Ortiz, Karina Manrique, Samira Zambrano), 2. Doral 1:44.48, 3. South Broward 1:46.96.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Casey Perez, GOL 1:01.47, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, CB 1:01.48, 3. Nicol Bellardi, CB 1:02.24.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:09.58, 2. Brianna Hernandez, SB 1:10.69, 3. Dahlia Hirsh, WB 1:11.86.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:40.79 (Mariana Cote, Samira Zambrano, Natalia Ortiz, Nicol Bellardi), 2. Doral 3:45.18, 3. West Broward 3:56.61.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Doral Academy 464, 2. Cooper City 416, 3. Cypress Bay 307, 4. South Broward 208, 5. Barbara Goleman 186, 6. Hialeah Gardens 145, 7. Krop 143, 8. West Broward 71, 9. Flanagan 64.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Doral 1:40.46 (Logan Gonzalez, Juan Mora, Juan Kommer, Nathan Kronen), 2. Cypress Bay 1:41.88, 3. Cooper City 1:45.01.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Abelardo Kauefete, DOR 1:54.00, 2. Andres Teran, CC 1:54.66, 3. Carlos Rincon-Chacin, CB 1:58.31.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alex Golding, CC 2:02.41, 2. Stephen Kim, CB 2:03.14, 3. Jackson Wampler, SB 2:06.53.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nathan Kronen, DOR 23.24, 2. Sergio Santamaria, HIG 24.54, 3. Alan Dortzaun, DRK 24.56.

1-meter diving: 1. Nicholas Dolton, CC 307.40.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Mora, DOR 51.72, 2. Landon Kyser, CB 51.74, 3. Wisthon Rendon, CB 53.64.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Alfredo Dominguez, GOL 50.26, 2. Brennan Binder, HIG 50.87, 3. Abelardo Kauefete, DOR 51.23.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alex Golding, CC 5:00.87, 2. Javier Roman, CC 5:01.10, 3. Maksim Charnon, DRK 5:07.53.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 1:34.79 (Nathan Kronen, Abelardo Kauefete, Sebastian Pacheco, Juan Kommer), 2. South Broward 1:39.36, 3. Hialeah Gardens 1:39.35.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Landon Kyser, CB 52.29, 2. Wisthon Rendon, CB 54.97, 3. Jackson Wampler, SB 55.23.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Juan Mora, DOR 56.68, 2. Diego Villalonga, CB 1:03.39, 3. Stephen Kim, CB 1:04.31.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 3:20.94 (Juan Mora, Logan Gonzalez, Sebastian Pacheco, Juan Kommer), 2. Cypress Bay 3:20.98, 3. Cooper City 3:24.72.

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

Pompano Beach Tornadoes Sweep Cooper City Cowboys In Rematch


By Sharon Robb
POMPANO BEACH, October 12, 2021–In a BCAA dual meet regular season-ender known as “The Rematch”, Pompano Beach swept Cooper City Monday at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

The girls’ team defeated the Cowboys, 98-75, and boys’ team won 93-83.

Both teams tuned up for Saturday’s BCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Reese Andres and Lilia Blanco were double winners for the Tornadoes.

Andres won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.00 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.13.

Blanco won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.83 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.87.

Sally Golding won two events for the Cowboys girls’ team. She won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:14.72 and 100-yard freestyle in 56.60.

Pompano Beach won three individual events and two relays. Steven Gary, Joshua Cajuste and Charles Wingold won individual events. The trio were members of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay and Wingold was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Alex Golding and Javier Roman were double winners for the Cowboys.

Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.41 and 100-yard backstroke in 58.30.

Roman won the 100-yard butterfly in 56.87 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:00.45.

GIRLS
Pompano Beach 98, Cooper City 75

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 2:00.61 A (Sally Golding, Kate Kaplan, Jennamarie Brames, Carleigh Schleicher), 2. Pompano Beach A 2:10.57, 3. Pompano Beach B 2:23.69.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jennamarie Brames, CC 2:05.44, 2. Evelyn Balog, PB 2:06.50, 3. Hayley Schneider, PB 2:26.29.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sally Golding, CC 2:14.72, 2. Victoria Ziateva, PB 2:35.28, 3. Sofia Torres-Mendoza, PB 2:37.31.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Reese Andres, PB 26.00, 2. Kate Kaplan, CC 26.43, 3. Samantha Escobar 27.90.

1-meter diving: 1. Lilly Hirsch, CC 200.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:00.83, 2.Sofia Torres-Mendoza, PB 1:08.50, 3. Carleigh Schleicher, CC 1:13.62.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Sally Golding, CC 56.60, 2. Evelyn Balog, PB 1:00.05, 3. Victoria Zlateva, PB 1:01.52.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Lorelei Bennett, PB 6:30.33, 2. Jennamarie Brames, CC 6:36.14, 3. Reagan Van Buskirk, PB 7:03.91.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1, Pompano Beach A 1:47.68 (Reese Andres, Lilia Blanco, Victoria Zlateva, Sofia Torres-Mendoza), 2. Pompano Beach B 1:56.35, 3. Cooper City A 2:10.02.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:02.87, 2. Carleigh Schleicher, CC 1:13.62, 3. Samantha Escobar, PB 1:17.33.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Reese Andres, PB 1:09.13, 2. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:12.46, 3. Veronica Meyer, PB 1:31.08.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 4:00.00, 2. Pompano Beach A 4:05.11, 3. Pompano Beach B 4:48.76.

BOYS
Pompano Beach 93, Cooper City 83

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:46.15 (Alex Golding, Chris Hau, Javier Roman, Derek Hau), 2. Pompano Beach B 1:51.17, 3. Pompano Beach A 1:56.84.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Steven Gary, PB 1:52.39, 2. Andres Teran, CC 1:54.84, 3. Derek Hau, CC 2:02.65.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alex Golding, CC 2:03.41, 2. Gianni Famiano, PB 2:03.99, 3. Giuliano Brunetti, PB 2:10.42.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Joshua Cajuste, PB 22.81, 2. Derek Hau, CC 23.44, 3. Charles Wingold, PM 23.52.

1-meter diving: 1. Nicholas Dolton, CC 200.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Javier Roman, CC 56.87, 2. Gianni Famiano, PB 58.45, 3. Jonah Bennett, PB 1:02.32.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Charles Wingold, PB 51.96, 2. Chris Hau, CC 52.01, 3. Andres Teran, CC 52.78.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Javier Roman, CC 5:00.45, 2. Steven Gary, PB 5:04.20, 3. Giuliano Brunetti, PB 5:21.40.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach A 1:33.98 (Joshua Cajuste, Gianni Famiano, Charles Wingold, Steven Gary), 2. Pompano Beach B 1:39.28, 3. Cooper City A 1:42.15.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Alex Golding, CC 58.30, 2. Joshua Cajuste, PB 1:00.49, 3. Ethan McPeek, CC 1:02.18.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Chris Hau, CC 1:09.15, 2. Kolby Hardin, PB 1:12.50, 3. Jake Schulte, PB 1:13.24.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach A 3:21.74 (Gianni Famiano, Charles Wingold, Giuliano Brunetti, Joshua Cajuste), 2. Cooper City B 3:23.58, 3. Pompano Beach B 3:39.58.

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

Cooper City Girls, Fort Lauderdale Boys Sweep BCAA Meet


By Sharon Robb
COOPER CITY, October 7, 2021—Cooper City, Fort Lauderdale and Nova got in a little tuneup before the Oct. 16 BCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Cooper City girls defeated Fort Lauderdale, 98-87, and Nova, 147-28. In the other matchup, Fort Lauderdale defeated Nova, 90-21.

Fort Lauderdale boys edged Cooper City, 101-90, and Nova, 144-37. In the other matchup, Cooper City defeated Nova, 146-32.

Mallory Schleicher and Kate Kaplan were double winners for the Cowboys. The Cowboys won every event except two. The Cowboys won the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Schleicher won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.19 and 100-yard freestyle in 56.07.

Kaplan won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.50 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.91.

Rylie Barnhardt was the Flying Ls lone individual winner in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:10.81.

Dylan Felt was a double winner for the Flying Ls. Felt won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:46.66 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.06. The Cowboys also won the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay. In the 200-yard medley, the Cowboys just edged the Flying Ls, 1:44.31-1:44.88.

Alex Golding was a double winner for Cooper City in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.69 and 100-yard backstroke in 58.90.

Cooper City’s next meet is Monday, Oct. 11 against Cardinal Gibbons and Pompano Beach. It was the Flying Ls’ regular season-ender.

GIRLS
Cooper City 98, Fort Lauderdale 87
Cooper City 147, Nova 28
Fort Lauderdale 90, Nova 21

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:58.13, 2. Fort Lauderdale B 2:13.09, 3. Cooper City B 2:21.41.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:56.19, 2. Elizabeth Meyler FT 2:30.67, 3. Ava Kuznik, CC 2:33.20.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rylie Barnhardt, FTL 2:10.81, 2. Sally Golding, CC 2:13.18, 3. Lola Rodgers, FTL 2:38.74.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 26.50, 2. Charlotte Lucas, FTL 27.19, 3. Ava Kuznik, CC 29.88.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sally Golding, CC 1:02.38, 2. JennaMarie Brames, CC 1:05.47, 3. Carleigh Schleicher, CC 1:10.01.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 56.07, 2. Isabella Maisonette, FTL 1:08.16, 3. Emma Utokic, CC 1:09.59.

500-yard freestyle: 1. JennaMarie Brames, Cooper City 5:21.12, 2. Rylie Barnhardt, FTL 5:28.08, 3. Maya Coan, FTL 6:24.53.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale B 1:54.03, 2. Cooper City A 2:04.16, 3. Fort Lauderdale C 2:06.92.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Carleigh Schleicher, CC 1:11.47, 2. Cecilia Mirones, FTL 1:11.57, 3. Lola Rodgers, FTL 1:13.75.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:11.91, 2. Charlotte Lucas, FTL 1:20.93, 3. Natalie Carpenter, FTL 1:30.93.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 4:02.72, 2. Fort Lauderdale B 4:42.09, 3. Cooper City B 5:03.81.

BOYS
Fort Lauderdale 101, Cooper City 90
Fort Lauderdale 144, Nova 37
Cooper City 146, Nova 32

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:44.31, 2. Fort Lauderdale A 1:44.88, 3. Fort Lauderdale B 1:51.31.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Dylan Felt, FTL 1:46.66, 2. Andrew Brantmeyer, FTL 1:53.13, 3. Andres Teran, CC 1:55.03.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alex Golding, CC 2:05.69, 2. Jason Cuffe, FTL 2:12.59, 3. Ethan McPeek, CC 2:13.75.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Dominick Mitchell, FTL 23.19, 2. Derek Hau, CC 23.28, 3. Keith Rogers, FTL 24.15.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Javier Roman, CC 54.13, 2. Dominick Mitchell, FTL 55.85, 3. Roman Bennett, FTL 1:05.96.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andrew Brantmeyer, FTL 51.75, 2. Christopher Hau, CC 52.06, 3. Derek Hau, CC 53.28.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Dylan Felt, FTL 4:48.06, 2. Javier Roman, CC 5:06.62, 3. Lucas Hussey, CC 5:58.38.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale A 1:33.78, 2. Cooper City A 1:40.03, 3. Fort Lauderdale B 1:42.21.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Alex Golding, CC 58.90, 2. Jason Cuffe, FTL 1:00.93, 3. Ethan McPeek, CC 1:02.88.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Christopher Hau, CC 1:07.90, 2. Keith Rogers, FTL 1:10.94, 3. Sean Meyler, FTL 1:10.95.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 3:24.31, 2. Cooper City B 4:03.03, 3. Fort Lauderdale A 4:05.97.

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

Cooper City Sweeps Deerfield Beach, Cowboys Rain Chant Works


By Sharon Robb
COOPER CITY, September 15, 2021—Mother Nature finally smiled on Cooper City High School’s boys and girls swim teams.

“Keep saying the No Rain Chant,” wrote Donna Adelkopf on the team’s Facebook page.

The Cowboys, whose season-opener against Coral Springs and Coral Springs Charter was cut short by bad weather, got in a full BCAC meet on Wednesday against Deerfield Beach.

The girls’ team defeated Deerfield Beach, 157-18, and boys’ team won, 155-16.

The girls were led by double winners Sally Golding, Kate Kaplan and Mallory Schleicher.

Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:17.65 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.5.

Schleicher won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.19 and 100-yard freestyle in 54.65.

Kaplan won the 50-yard freestyle in 27.77 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.13.

Cara Barkey won the 1-meter diving with 235.8 points.

The boys team also had three double winners, Alex Golding, Christopher Hau and Javier Roman.

Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:04.35 and 100-yard backstroke in 58.08.

Hau won the 100-yard freestyle in 54.25 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.35.

Roman won the 100-yard butterfly in 54.79 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:15.16.

Deerfield Beach’s lone winner was Brian Bencie in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.22. He was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.03.

Nicholas Dolton won the 1-meter diving with 197.1 points.

GIRLS
Cooper City 157, Deerfield Beach 18

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 2:02.97, 2. Cooper City 2:23.28, 3. Cooper City 2:35.94.

200-yard freestyle:

  1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:59.19, 2. Krystal Walford, DB 2:27.41, 3. Mia McDonald, CC 2:31.64.

200-yard individual medley:

  1. Sally Golding, CC 2:17.65, 2. Juliana Sieminski, CC 2:50.81, 3. Ava Kuznik, CC 2:52.25.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 27.77, 2. JennaMarie Brames, CC 27.84, 3. Madison Jockers, CC 32.47.

1-meter diving: 1. Cara Barkey, CC 235.8, 2. Lily Hirsch, CC 192.66.

100-yard butterfly:

  1. Sally Golding, CC 1:03.5, 2. Carleigh Schleicher, CC 1:13.97, 3. Emma Utkovic, CC 1:18.90.

100-yard freestyle:

  1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 54.65, 2. Mia McDonald, CC 1:08.84, 3. Ellie Roisman, CC 1:18.09.

500-yard freestyle:
1.JennaMarie Brames, CC 5:44.60, 2. Krystal Walford, DB 6:54.22, 3. Ava Kuznik, CC 6:50.35.

200-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Cooper City 2:08.00, 2. Cooper City 2:17.69, 3. Deerfield Beach 2:17.84.

100-yard backstroke:

  1. Carleigh Schleicher, CC 1:15.75, 2. Cruz, DB 1:18.90, 3. Rachel Weiss, CC 1:29.80.

100-yard breaststroke:

  1. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:16.13, 2. Juliana Sieminski, CC 1:33.59, 3. Gabrielle Reed, CC 1:37.53.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 4:05.50, 2. Cooper City 5:04.38, 3. Cooper City 5:12.36.

BOYS
Cooper City 155, Deerfield Beach 16

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:48.74, 2. Cooper City 1:59.25, 3. Cooper City 2:17.94.

200-yard freestyle:

  1. Brian Bencie, DB 1:50.22, 2. Andres Teran, CC 1:59.98, 3. Lucas Hussey, CC 2:11.75.

200-yard individual medley:

  1. Alex Golding, CC 2:04.35, 2. Ethan McPeek, CC 2:16.16, 3. Kale Tenney, CC 2:33.82.

50-yard freestyle:

  1. Derek Hau, CC 24.25, 2. Andres Terran, CC 25.72, 3. Harris Aversa, CC 25.69.

1-meter diving:

  1. Nicholas Dolton, CC 197.1.

100-yard butterfly:

  1. Javier Roman, CC 54.79, 2. Brian Bencie, DB 56.03, 3. Kale Tenney, CC 1:06.91.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Christopher Hau, CC 54.25, 2. Alexander Yaremenko, CC 59.07, 3. Max Xum CC 1:03.25.

500-yard freestyle:

  1. Javier Roman, CC 5:15.16, 2. Lucas Hussey, CC 5:58.38, 3. Nicholas Veeser, CC 6:11.11.

200-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Cooper City 1:43.96, 2. Cooper City 1:50.46, 3. Cooper City 1:56.18.

100-yard backstroke:

  1. Alex Golding, CC 58.08, 2. Ethan McPeek, CC 1:01.61, 3. Derek Hau, CC 1:04.18.

100-yard breaststroke:

  1. Christopher Hau, CC 1:12.35, 2. Jeremiah Coughlin, CC 1:13.51, 3. Nicholas Veeser, CC 1:18.20.

400-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Cooper City 3:25.94, 2. Cooper City 4:03.35, 3. Cooper City 4:21.94.

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

Cooper City Cowboys Sweep Weather-Abbreviated Season-Opener


By Sharon Robb
COOPER CITY, September 3, 2021—Cooper City, last season’s top BCAA team, started off on a good note in its season-opening tri-meet despite Mother Nature intervening.

Cooper City girls defeated Coral Springs Charter, 49-23, and Coral Springs, 63-2. In the other tri-meet matchup, Coral Springs Charter topped Coral Springs 48-4.

In the boys’ competition, Cooper City downed Coral Springs Charter, 59-5, and Coral Springs 58-6. In the other matchup, Coral Springs defeated Coral Springs Charter, 12-9.

The girls and boys teams each won five events before the meet was cancelled after the diving competition because of bad weather.

Five South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers won their events. Mallory Schleicher, Sally Golding and JennaMarie Brames led the girls’ team and Alex Golding and Derek Hau won for the boys team.

GIRLS
Cooper City 49, Coral Springs Charter 23
Cooper City 63, Coral Springs 2
Coral Springs Charter 48, Coral Springs 4

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:56.78, 2. Coral Springs Charter 2:02.19, 3. Coral Springs Charter 2:11.44.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:56.65, 2. Mia McDonald, CC 2:25.38, 3. Emma Utkovic, CC 2:30.25.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sally Golding, CC 2:13.42, 2. Amber Candida, CSC 2:22.82, 3. G. Bautista, CSC 2:41.06.

50-yard freestyle: 1. JennaMarie Brames, CC 27.07; 2. Madison Jockers, CC 30.85, 3. G. D’Attile, CSC 32.47.

One-meter diving: 1. Cara Barkey, CC, 2. Lily Hirsch, CC.

BOYS
Cooper City 59, Coral Springs Charter 5
Cooper City 58, Coral Springs 6
Coral Springs 12, Coral Springs Charter 9

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:46.64, 2. Cooper City 2:00.34, 3. Cooper City 2:04.94.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Teran, CC 2:03.06, 2. Lucas Hussey, CC 2:11.97, 3. Maxime Rozenman, CC 2:15.49.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alex Golding, CC 2:06.84, 2. Ethan McPeek, CC 2:15.72, 3. Kale Tenney, CC 2:31.43.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Derek Hau, CC 23.21, 2. Brian, CSC 24.22, 3. Harris Aversa, CC 25.12.

1-meter diving: 1. Nicholas Dolton, CC.

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