Mariana Pinto SOFLO Top Finisher At FGC-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet At Indian River


By Sharon Robb

FORT PIERCE, March 29, 2019—Mariana Pinto was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher for Florida Gold Coast All-Stars Friday night in the All-Star dual meet against Florida Swimming at Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

Pinto, 11, finished second in the 11-12 1,000-yard freestyle in a best time 11:00.88. She shaved 57.76 off her seed time and nearly broke 11 minutes.

Pinto was also a member of Florida Gold Coast’s sixth place 11-12 200-yard medley relay.

Pinto has the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly left to swim.

Sebastian Lares, 14, and Juan Vallmitjana, 10, were SOFLO’s top boys’ finishers.

Lares was a member of the third place 13-14 200-yard mixed medley relay with Parker Rosenthal, Giulianna Garcia and Isabella Chambers. Lares has six individual events left to swim over two days.

Vallmitjana was seventh in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:19.41. He was also a member of the tenth place 10-and-under 200-yard mixed medley relay. He has five individual events remaining.

No team results were released on opening night by meet hosts.

SOFLO has six boys and four girls on the team for the three-day meet that runs from Friday night to Sunday morning. The boys who qualified are Sebastian Lares, Alejandro Mateus, Javier Colmenares, Kevin Moya, Stefano Mazzi and Juan Vallmitjana. The girls are Victoria Torres, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz and Natalia Sibug.

The top six finishers at the FGC 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team. Several swimmers turned down spots because of spring break vacations and other commitments.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,000-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, FGC 10:57.43, 2. Mariana Pinto, FGC 11:00.88, 3. Annika Stafford, FL 11:05.80; 13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 9:58.99, 2. Meg Howell , FL 10:25.06, 3. Mariana Cote, FGC 10:28.99.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gemma Gledhill, FL 5:47.00, 2. Lilliana Krstolic, FL 5:49.16, 3. Hana Sungail, FL 5:56.19.

200-yard mixed medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Florida Gold Coast A 2:04.70 (Asher Smith, Tessa Broedell, Alera Hurwitz, Andreas Dasilva), 2. Florida Swimming A 2:05.34, 3. Florida Swimming C 2:06.88; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:48.26, 2. Florida Gold Coast A 1:49.29, 3. Florida Swimming C 1:52.32; 13-14, 1. Florida Gold Coast A 1:39.93 (Joshua Zuchowski, Michelle Fernandez, Nicole Aguilar, Matthew Tarafa), 2. Florida Swimming 1:40.96, 3. Florida Gold Coast 1:43.75 B (Sebastian Lares, Parker Rosenthal, Giulianna Grcia, Isabella Chambers).

BOYS

1,000-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Makar Goncharov, FGC 10:31.00, 2. Tyler Armbruster, FGC 10:55.37, 3. Henry Shoemaker, FL 10:57.10; 13-14, 1. Mason Edmund, FL 9:38.56, 2. Evan Keogh, FL 9:40.00, 3. Andrew Taylor, FL 9:40.49.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 5:30.94, 2. Andreas Dalsilva, FGC 5:41.67, 3. Liam Halsey, FL 5:44.08; SOFLO: 7. Juan Vallmitjana, FGC 6:19.41.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast vs. Florida Swimming All-Star Dual Meet

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, Session II, 9 a.m. and Session III, 3 p.m.; Sunday, Session IV, 9 a.m.

Where: Indian River State College, Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

Of note: Admission is $5. Indian River Aquatics is hosting the meet. For more information call 772-462-7760.

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

Ten SOFLO Swimmers At FGC-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet Under Way At Indian River


By Sharon Robb

FORT PIERCE, March 29, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club has ten swimmers on the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team for the All-Star dual meet against Florida Swimming that began Friday night at Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO has six boys and four girls on the team for the three-day meet that runs Friday night to Sunday morning.

The boys who qualified are Sebastian Lares, Alejandro Mateus, Javier Colmenares, Kevin Moya, Stefano Mazzi and Juan Vallmitjana.

The girls are Victoria Torres, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz and Natalia Sibug.

SOFLO’s longtime age group coach Rose Lockie is a member of the FGC All-Star coaching staff.

The top six finishers at the FGC 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team. Several swimmers turned down spots because of spring break vacations and other commitments.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast vs. Florida Swimming All-Star Dual Meet

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Session I, Friday 6 p.m.; Session II, Saturday, 9 a.m., Session III, 3 p.m.; Sunday, Session IV, 9 a.m.

Where: Indian River State College, Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

Of note: Admission is $5. Indian River Aquatics is hosting the meet. For more information call 772-462-7760.

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

Fourteen SOFLO Swimmers Headed To FGC-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet At Indian River This Weekend


By Sharon Robb

FORT PIERCE, March 21, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club has fourteen swimmers on the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team for this weekend’s All-Star dual meet against Florida Swimming at Indian River State College.

SOFLO has nine boys and five girls on the team for the three-day meet that runs from Friday night to Sunday morning.

The boys who qualified are Jonathan Lozano, Juan Colmenares, Javier Roman, Aldo Zepeda, Yannai Michael, Alejandro Mateus, Lucas Porven, Alessandro Pereira and Enrique Rodriguez.

The girls are Mariana Pinto, Giada Porven, Alexis Christensen, Mallory Schleicher and Sarah Acevedo.

Last year SOFLO sent 21 swimmers, second largest since 2010 when 24 swimmers competed.

In 2017, Florida Gold Coast boys defended their title, 319-317. The FGC girls lost, 389-247. Florida Swimming won the combined team title, 736-584.

SOFLO age group coach Lynnette Hundell was selected FGC assistant coach for the 13-14 girls.

The All-Star meet coaching staff is led by head coach Michael Averett of Swim Fort Lauderdale and FGC age group chair Jennifer Gibson, also of Swim Fort Lauderdale. Erin Condon of Gator Swim Club is head coach of the Florida Swimming All-Star team.

The top six finishers at the FGC 14&Under Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team. Several swimmers turned down spots because of spring break vacations.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast vs. Florida Swimming All-Star Dual Meet

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Session I, Friday 6 p.m.; Session II, Saturday, 9 a.m., Session III, 3 p.m.; Sunday, Session IV, 9 a.m.

Where: Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

Of note: Admission is $5. Indian River Aquatics is hosting the meet. For more information call 772-462-7760.

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

SOFLO, FGC Swimmers Shine At All-Star Meet; SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Wins Six Events


By Sharon Robb

March 30, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had a great showing and represented the Florida Gold Coast well at the annual All-Star Dual Meet at Indian River State College held in Fort Pierce this past weekend.

In the opening session despite less than ideal weather conditions, Kathleen Golding, 14, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.23 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:28.44 ahead of Florida Swimming’s Sage Kemeny in 4:36.82.

Golding continued her winning ways in the second session capturing both the 200-yard individual medley in 2:04.86 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:59.14.

On the third and final day, Golding won the 100-yard freestyle in 51.86 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2:23.13.

Leonardo Mateus, won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 16:30.09 and was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:54.39.

Isabella DiSalvo posted a best time in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:24.63. Molly Golding scored in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:14.89 and swam best times in the 100-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle. Kayla Cunningham had a best time in the 100-yard butterfly.

In the boys races, John Paul Handal dropped 3.40 in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:21.80.

SOFLO’s 8-year-old Erika Pelaez led off the FGC’s runner-up 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay that was second in 2:08.32 with teammates Michelle Fernandez, Liah Perez and Isabella Chambers.

Rafael Rodriguez, 14, was a member of the runner-up boys 13-14 200-yard medley relay in 1:42.26 with Tyler Zuyus, Izaak Bastian and Eric Mathews.

Other FGC individual champions were:

Joshua Zuchowski, 10, 50-yard backstroke, 28.56; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:15.61; 100-yard backstroke, 1:00.93; 50-yard breaststroke, 33.70; 50-yard butterfly, 29.29.

Matthew Tarafa, 10, 100-yard freestyle, 58.79; 50-yard freestyle, 26.86.

Izaak Bastian, 14, 100-yard breaststroke, 59.99, breaking a minute for the first time with a career-best time; 200-yard breaststroke, 2:12.30.

Sebastian Lares, 10, 200-yard individual medley, 2:23.53; 200-yard freestyle, 2:07.53; 100-yard butterfly, 1:05.97.

Joshua Curtis, 12, 50-yard freestyle, 24.98.

Isabella Chambers, 10, 50-yard breaststroke, 34.55.

Liah Perez, 10, 50-yard butterfly, 29.86.

FGC relay winners were:

Boys 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay in 2:00.05 with Sebastian Lares, Joshua Zuchowski, Finn Winkler and Matthew Tarafa.

Boys 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:48.75 with Dylan Felt, Agustin Rodriguez, Kaii Winkler and Joshua Zuchowski.

Florida Swimming continued its win streak over Florida Gold Coast. The defending champion swept the combined, girls and boys team titles.

Florida Swimming won the combined, 810-510; the girls, 424-212; and the boys, 350-286.

After a rainy warm-up session on Friday night, Florida Swimming led from the opening day and built on its lead in every session.

The Florida Gold Coast coaching staff was Richard Garza, Julie Smiddy; 10-and-under girls Norman Abril; 10-and-under boys SOFLO’s Bianca Muniz; 11-12 girls Cathy Silveira; 11-12 boys, Jonathan Zuchowski; 13-14 girls Marcelo Gatti and 13-14 boys Greg Stallworth.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Jessica Rodriguez Wins Event For Florida Gold Coast All-Star Team

SOFLO’s Jessica Rodriguez Wins Event For Florida Gold Coast All-Star Team


Written by Sharon Robb

April 9, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Jessica Rodriguez came home an All-Star champion.

Rodriguez was one of the few members of the Florida Gold Coast team that captured an individual event at the All-Star Dual Meet against Florida Swimming this past weekend at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce.

Rodriguez, 14, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:25.15. Rodriguez was seeded first in her best time of 2:23.44.

Rodriguez was also fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.57, seventh in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:14.08 and eighth in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:13.27.

Rodriguez was a member of the fourth place 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:53.11.

Delanie Perez was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.57, third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.57 and fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke in 33.61.

Kyana Castro anchored the FGC All-Stars’ winning 200-yard freestyle relay that finished third in 1:56.17. Castro was a member of the third place 200-yard medley relay that finished in 2:15.35.

Castro was also fifth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:21.07 and fifth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:38.84.

DiSalvo was third in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:12.16 and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:12.84. DiSalvo was also a member of the 200 free relay.

In the boys’ races, Michael Arias was third in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:10.07; fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:09.01; fourth in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:02.53; fifth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:35.84; and sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 29.10.

Arias was a member of the third place 200-yard freestyle relay that finished in 1:56.10 and anchored the fourth place 200-yard medley relay (2:16.06).

Juan Lucas was both fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 56.90 and 200-yard backstroke in 2:03.30. Lucas and Sebastian Vargas swam legs of the third place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:34.73).

Jonathan Strod was fifth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.22 and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.15.

Despite Friday night’s practice session being cancelled because of the weather, the FGC All-Stars closed the gap against Florida Swimming which defended its titles in the combined, girls and boys team standings.

Florida Swimming won the combined team title 771-501; girls title, 399-237; and boys title, 372-264.

Rodriguez was among a record twenty two SOFLO swimmers among the best-of-the-best of Florida Gold Coast’s age group swimmers.

Joining Rodriguez, Perez, DiSalvo and Castro at the All-Star meet were Kelley Heron, Samuel Quintero, Brandon Moran, Alex Monti, John Paul Handal, Nicolas Rossi, Rafael Rodriguez, Michelle Marinheiro, Joseph Lee, CJ Kopecki, Gustavo Valery, Alfredo Mesa, Vanessa Mesa, Katherine DeBarros and Bryant Segui.

SOFLO age group coach Travis Lockie made his debut on the FGC All-Star coaching staff.

The meet encouraged camaraderie and sportsmanship and was a good stepping stone to the junior national and national teams for SOFLO swimmers, currently enjoying their best year in the club’s history.

TEAM TOTALS

COMBINED: 1. Florida Swimming 771, 2. Florida Gold Coast 501; GIRLS: 1. Florida Swimming 399, 2. Florida Gold Coast 237; BOYS: 1. Florida Swimming 372, 2. Florida Gold Coast 264.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Kaitlyn Cronin, FL 1:01.09; 17. Vanessa Mesa 1:13.01; 13-14, 1. Ashley Boddiford, FL 2:07.34, 8. Jessica Rodriguez 2:13.27, 9. Kelley Heron 2:13.92.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Rhiannon Driscoll, FL 1:06.97; 5. Isabella DiSalvo 1:12.84, 19. Michelle Marinheiro 1:21.26.

100-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Marta Ciesla, FGC 52.39; 14. Kelley Heron 56.07.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Mikayla Puckett, FL 2:12.96; 5. Kyana Castro 2:21.07, 7. Michelle Marinheiro 2:23.29; 11-12, 1. Jillain Santiago, FL 1:59.88; 8. Hannah Virgin 2:05.52, 13. Delanie Perez 2:08.85, 16. Katherine De Barros 2:11.84, 21. Vanessa Mesa 2:23.19.

500-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Stephanie Holmes, FL 5:18.65; 14. Katherine DeBarros 5:46.75; 13-14, 1. Emma Layton, FL 5:01.47; 8. Kelley Heron 5:14.45.

1,650-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Emma Layton, FL 17:20.26.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Michaela Avedisian, FGC 35.78; 9. Bella Di Salvo 38.85; 11-12, 1. Andrea Santander, FGC 32.39; 4. Delanie Perez 33.61.

200-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, FGC 2:25.15.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Morgan Shinault, FL 30.33; 13. Kyana Castro 32.65, 24. Michelle Marinheiro 37.10; 11-12, 1. Talia Bates, FL 27.16; 28. Vanessa Mesa 32.59; 13-14, 1. Jessica Nava, FGC 58.08; 14. Jessica Rodriguez 1:02.87.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Lain Shahboz, FL 1:08.10; 8. Kyana Castro 1:15.09; 11-12, 1. Alice Gau, FL 1:01.02; 13. Delanie Perez 1:05.47,25. Vanessa Mesa 1:16.41.

200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Alena Kraus, FL 2:10.29.

200-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. FL 1:53.71; 3. FGC 1:56.17 (Madeleine Peraza, Ana Kondratovitch, Isabella DiSalvo, Kyana Castro), 8. FGC 2:06.21 (Michaela Avedisian, Sophie Kubida, Michelle Marinheiro, Mattie Barfield); 11-12, 1. FL 1:40.15; 6. FGC 1:49.04 (Andrea Moya, Hannah Virgin, Thea McKenna, Mary Smutney), 7. FGC 1:50.72 (Vanessa Mesa, Hailey Jerew, Valeria Villa, Eriana Temperino), 8. FGC 1:56.01 (Gabriella Beltrano, Acadia Rubin, Stephanie Rodriguez, Mia Marquez); 13-14, 1. FL 1:37.20, 4. FGC 1:42.14 (Cybele Jung, Jessica Nava, Alessandra Baldari, Catharine Cooper), 7. FGC 1:45.62 (Shayne Sipowski, Audrey Mason, Marissa Brannan, Bailey Warren), 8. FGC 1:46.45 (Kelley Heron, Julia Talamo, Jessica Rodriguez, Syndey Groth).

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Rhiannon Driscoll, FL 31.00; 9. Isabella Di Salvo 34.80, 19. Michelle Marinheiro 38.33; 11-12, 1. Kaitlyn Cronin, FL 28.10; 19. Katherine DeBarros 33.15.

100-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Ashley Boddiford, FL 1:00.00; 12. Kelley Heron 1:02.74, 13. Jessica Rodriguez 1:02.96.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Gwynne English, FL 1:00.68; 9. Kyana Castro 1:03.79, 20. Michelle Marinheiro 1:09.33; 11-12, 1. Elizabeth Richardson, FL 54.77; 33. Vanessa Mesa 1:01.71.

200-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Peyton Palsha, FL 1:54.27.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Grace Khunduang, FL 1:17.59; 8. Isabella Di Salvo 1:25.29; 11-12, 1. Caroline Rossi, FL 1:09.94; 3. Delanie Perez 1:12.57, 18. Katherine De Barros 1:19.24; 13-14, 1. Alexandra Smutney, FL 1:08.74; 5. Jessica Rodriguez 1:09.57, 10. Kelley Heron 1:12.31.

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Lain Shaboz 2:31.18; 5. Kyana Castro 2:38.84; 11-12, 1. Isabel Traba, FL 2:19.65; 13. Katherine De Barros 2:26.88; 13-14, 1. Rose Smiddy, FGC 2:09.29; 7. Jessica Rodriguez 2:14.08.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Rhiannon Driscoll, FL 1:08.32; 3. Isabella Di Salvo 1:12.16, 21. Michelle Marinheiro 1:20.53; 11-12, 1. Andrea Santander, FGC 1:02.68, 10. Delanie Perez 1:06.29, 21. Katherine De Barros 1:10.06.

400-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Alina Faunce, FL 4:37.20.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Claudia Acosta, FGC 27.90; 10. Isabella DiSalvo 29.43, 17. Kyana Castro 30.20; 11-12, 1. Talia Bates, FL 24.83; 29. Vanessa Mesa 27.70; 13-14, 1. Ciesla Marta, FGC 24.05; 21. Kelley Heron 26.32.

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. FL 2:05.85, 3. FGC 2:15.35 (Jocelyn Ruiz, Lucia Miller, Kyana Castro, Paige Lane), 6. FGC 2:18.61 (Amanda Kopas, Isabella Taylor, Heidi Smithwick, Isabella DiSalvo); 11-12, 1. FL 1:51.39, 6. FGC 2:00.14 (Halie Murphy, Delanie Perez, Alexandra Meszaros, Crystal Navellier); 13-14, 1. FGC 1:50.89 (Rose Smiddy, Allison Kopas, Jessica Nava, Marta Ciesla), 4. FGC 1:53.11 (Francesca Choy, Jessica Rodriguez, Isabella Pittinger, Catharine Cooper), 6. FGC 1:53.83 (Megan Schimansky, Sarah Auld, Alexa Rivera, Alessandra Baldari), 8. FGC 2:00.41 (Kelley Heron, Victoria Miyamoto, Cloe Bedard-Khalid, Audrey Mason).

BOYS

200-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Lucas Kravchenko, FL 57.89; 16. Samuel Quintero 1:08.22, 17. Rafael Rodriguez 1:08.66, 18. Gabriel Segui 1:09.25; 13-14, 1. Joseph Perez, FGC 2:00.03; 5. Juan Lucas 2:03.30, 12. Alfredo Mesa 2:07.95.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Andres Wong, FGC 1:05.37; 10. Michael Arias 1:14.09, 12. Jie Hoon Lee 1:14.75, 13. John Paul Handal 1:15.10.

100-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Adrian Moya, FGC 49.65; 10. Sebastian Vargas 51.54, 15. Alfredo Mesa 51.86, 18. Juan Lucas 52.26.

500-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Isaac Jacobs, FL 4:58.88; 8. Rafael Rodriguez 5:24.77; 13-14, 1. Eric Gemes, FL 4:42.58; 7. CJ Kopecki 5:00.14, 13. Sebastian Vargas 5:05.07, 14. Jonathan Strod 5:05.08, 16. Alfredo Mesa 5:12.23.

1,650-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Rafael Davila, FL 16:10.62.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Jace Crawford, FL 37.56; 11. Nicolas Rossi 41.04; 11-12, 1. Matthew Limbacher, FL 29.08; 10. Brandon Moran 34.69.

200-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Joseph Perez, FGC 2:09.89.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Jace Crawford, FL 29.58; 11. Jie Houn Lee 33.40, 14. John Paul Handal 34.83; 11-12, 1. Patrick Amistoso, FL 26.39; 18. Gabriel Segui 29.81, 27. Brandon Moran 32.42.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Andres Wong, FGC 1:06.97; 4. Michael Arias 1:09.01, 8. Jie Hoon Lee 1:14.54, 10. John Paul Handal 1:16.24, 11-12, 1. Patrick Amistoso, FL 58.67, 15. Gabriel Segui 1:07.77; 13-14, 1. Nicholas Hackett, FL 54.43; 8. Sebastian Vargas 56.89, 11. Jonathan Strod 57.36.

200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Alejandro Carriazo, FGC 2:00.64; 6. CJ Kopecki 2:06.52, 9. Sebastian Vargas 2:07.85, 11. Jonathan Strod 2:09.74.

200-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. FL 1:52.29; 3. FGC 1:56.10 (Reese Branzell, Connor Marks, Alexander Meyer, Michael Arias), 5. FGC 2:01.94 (Ethan Roach, Nicolas Rossi, Gianna Betancor, Michael Fernandez), 6. FGC 2:03.89 (John Paul Handal, Luis Cortez, Henry Faria, Jie Hoon Lee); 11-12, 1. FL 1:38.49; 2. FGC 1:39.25 (Fernando Rodriguez, Adrian Auilar, Drake Gil, Alexio Musleh), 7. FGC 1:48.63 (Gabriel Segui, Aaron Rodriguez, Rafael Rodriguez, Shane Schulte), 8. FGC 1:54.52 (David Montana, Luis Bucaro, Samuel Quintero, Joshua Babi); 13-14, 1. FGC 1:31.19 (Adriano Martinez, Adrian Moya, Maximilia Garcia-Del Pozo, Alejandro Carriazo), 3. FGC 1:34.73 (Sebastian Vargas, Juan Lucas, Francisco Real, Ervin Marin), 7. FGC 1:36.58 (Alfredo Mesa, Jonathan Strod, Raphael Mora, Noah Zylberberg).

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Andres Wong, FGC 31.27; 10. Jie Hoon Lee 35.20; 11-12, 1. Lucas Kravchenko, FL 26.08; 18. Samuel Quintero 32.61.

100-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Joseph Perez, FGC 55.67; 5. Juan Lucas 56.90, 16. Alfredo Mesa 1:00.71.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Andres Wong, FGC 58.54; 4. Michael Arias 1:02.53, 8. Nicolas Rossi 1:03.61, 14. John Paul Handal 1:06.38; 11-12, 1. Lucas Kravchenko, FL 51.56; 12. Rafael Rodriguez 56.99, 27. Gabriel Segui 1:02.82.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Andres Wong, FGC 2:06.93; 3. Michael Arias 2:10.07, 9. Nicolas Rossi 2:21.25; 11-12, 1. Lucas Kravchenko, FL 1:52.41; 7. Rafael Rodriguez 2:00.32; 13-14, 1. Eric Gemes, FL 1:48.89; 5. Jonathan Strod 1:51.22, 14. Juan Lucas 1:53.55, 20. CJ Kopecki 1:55.24, 25. Alfredo Mesa 1:56.81, 29. Sebastian Vargas 2:00.63.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Wesley Hyde, FL 1:21.37; 8. Jie Hoon Lee 1:29.97, 13. John Paul Handal 1:31.23; 11-12, 1. Matthew Limbacher, FL 1:05.48; 11. Brandon Moran 1:15.57, 15. Samuel Quintero 1:18.21, 18. Gabriel Segui 1:19.74; 13-14, 1. Joseph Perez, FGC 1:01.58; 6. Jonathan Strod 1:06.15.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Jace Crawford, FL 1:10.48; 8. Jie Hoon Lee 1:15.31, 9. Nicolas Rossi 1:15.47; 11-12, 1. Lucas Kravchenko, FL 58.96; 11. Rafael Rodriguez 1:05.99, 28. Samuel Quintero 1:10.11, 28. Brandon Moran 1:10.11.

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Andres Wong, FGC 2:25.63; 5. Michael Arias 2:35.84, 7. John Paul Handal 2:41.24, 10. Nicolas Rossi 2:45.08; 11-12, 1. Isaac Jacobs, FL 2:08.38; 14. Brandon Moran 2:28.81, 19. Gabriel Segui 2:30.34; 13-14, 1. Joseph Perez, FGC 1:57.74; 9. Juan Lucas 2:07.75, 15. CJ Kopecki 2:09.43.

400-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Eric Geunes, FL 4:21.33; 7. CJ Kopecki 4:33.92.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Reese Branzell, FGC 28.03; 6. Michael Arias 29.10, 17. Nicolas Rossi 30.61; 11-12, 1. Lucas Kravchenko, FL 23.61; 13-14, 1. Michael Kennedy, FL 22.50; 8. Sebastian Vargas 23.76, 13. Juan Lucas 24.02, 18. Alfredo Mesa 24.56.

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. FL 2:09.20; 4. FGC 2:16.06 (Connor Marks, Matthew Posso, Henry Faria, Michael Arias), 5. FGC 2:16.67 (Jie Hoon Lee, Tesla Radulovic, Joshua Zuchowski, Alexander Meyer), 6. FGC 2:21.29 (Michael Fernandez, Luis Cortex, Gianni Betancur, Nicolas Rossi); 11-12, 1. FL 1:46.90; 3. FGC 1:56.75 (Adrian Aguilar, Juan Arvelo, Alexio Musleh, Keegan Rose); 6. FGC 2:02.01 (John Torres, Brandon Moran, Carlos Vasquez, Eric Matheus), 8. FGC 2:05.13 (Samuel Quintero, Eli Horgan, Tuan Ho, Nicholas Vale); 13-14, 1. FGC 1:41.63, 5. FGC 1:47.39 (Anton Gueneralov, Roberto Martorell, Sebastian Vargas, Maximum Garcia Del Pozo), 7. FGC 1:50.18 (Joao Vitos Pereira, Brandon Vives, Francisco real, CJ Kopecki).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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SOFLO Has Big Weekend At All-Stars Dual Meet, Swim Miami

SOFLO Has Big Weekend At All-Stars Dual Meet, Swim Miami


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

April 4, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are in store for a busy weekend.

A record twenty two swimmers will be among the best-of-the-best of Florida Gold Coast’s age group swimmers when they compete in this weekend’s All-Star dual meet at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce.

The Florida Gold Coast All-Stars team will compete against defending champion Florida Swimming on Saturday and Sunday in three timed final sessions.

SOFLO All-Star age group coach Travis Lockie will be joined by swimmers Kelley Heron, Juan Lucas, Michael Arias, Delanie Perez, Samuel Quintero, Brandon Moran, Jessica Rodriguez, Alex Monti, Kyana Castro, John Paul Handal, Jonathan Strod, Nicolas Rossi, Rafael Rodriguez, Michelle Marinheiro, Isabella DiSalvo, Joseph Lee, CJ Kopecki, Gustavo Valery, Alfredo Mesa, Vanessa Mesa, Katherine DeBarros and Bryant Segui.

The meet, which encourages camaraderie and sportsmanship, is a good stepping stone to the junior national and national teams.

The events are timed finals with sessions at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Florida Gold Coast All-Stars are the underdogs. Florida Swimming dominates the meet annually.

The age group divisions featured in the 25-yard short course meet are 10-and-under, 11-12 and 13-14. The FGC team qualified off the Junior Olympics Championships.

FGC All-Star swimmers will get their uniforms and meet teammates and coaches during a meeting and warm-up session on Friday night. FGC is expected to dominate the relays, always a strongpoint.

Several FGC awards will be presented after the meet including the Carol Englehart Spirit Award for overall leadership and sportsmanship. Each age group assistant will also give a plaque to the swimmers who make the greatest impact on their age group team.

Florida Swim Network will live stream the All-Stars meet on both days beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

SWIM MIAMI

South Florida Aquatic Club is sending seventeen swimmers to the annual Swim Miami, presented by Nike, on Saturday at the Miami Yacht Club on Watson Island.

The open water event features 800 meters, Miami Mile, 5K and 10K races.

Roger Capote will compete in the 10K.

Swimming the 5K are Lilli Calero, Megan Garland, Miles Malmborg, Michael McFerron, Stephanie Mlujeak, Michael Piazza, Kevin Porto, Ricardo Roche and Teddy Sandoval.

The Miami Mile swimmers are Ryan Capote, Alexandra Crespo, Esteban Diaz-Velasco, Elise Larin, Leonardo Mateus, Juan Osorio and Sebastian Sevilla.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO Sends Record Twenty Swimmers To All-Star Meet This Weekend

SOFLO Sends Record Twenty Swimmers To All-Star Meet This Weekend


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

March 22, 2011

South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at this weekend’s All-Star dual meet.

Nineteen swimmers from SOFLO are on the Florida Gold Coast All-Stars team that will compete against defending champion Florida Swimming at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce on Saturday and Sunday.

Sixteen swimmers, who train at the Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines that qualified for the team, are sisters Sarah and Sophia Bucaro, Delanie Perez, Samantha Stinemire, Jessica Rodriguez, Kelley Heron, Melissa Marinheiro, Leonie Davies, Samuel Quintero, Rafael Rodriguez, Jonathan Skarie, Cristian Rossi, Alfredo Mesa Jr., Carlos Rodriguez, Juan Lucas and Gustavo Valery. Dylan Sell also qualified but will compete.

Three swimmers who train at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex that qualified are Allison Kopas, Catharine Cooper, Audrey Mason and Tristan Celestin.

Venezuelan Olympian Ozzie Quevedo of the YMCA Sea Dragons is the FGC All-Stars head coach.

“This team is very special to me because I was once in the shoes of each one of your kids as an athlete,” Quevedo told All-Star parents in a welcome letter circulated among team members.

“The excitement, the new friends and the memories are great experiences.”

The meet, which encourages camaraderie and sportsmanship, is also a great stepping stone to the junior national or national team.

The Florida Gold Coast swimmers hope to play spoiler since they will  be the underdogs. Florida Swimming has dominated the All-Star meet every year.

The events are timed finals with sessions at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday.

There will be a meeting and warm-up session on Friday at the pool, 5:30-7 p.m. when FGC All-Star swimmers will get their uniforms and get to know their teammates and coaches. The coaching staff will also get the chance to work on relays.

SOFLO age group coaches Rose Lockie and Vlad Polyakov will accompany SOFLO’s contingent.

The age group divisions competing in the 25-yard short course meet are 10-and-under, 11-12 and 13-14. The FGC team was selected off the FGC Short Course Junior Olympics at Coral Springs.

All-Star meet swimmers are allowed to enter a total of six events, but no more than three per session or more than five on Saturday. Relays will be put together by the coaching staff based on JO results.

Several FGC awards will be presented after the meet including the Carol Englehart Spirit Award for overall leadership and sportsmanship. Each age group assistant will also give a plaque to the swimmers who make the greatest impact on their age group team.

For parents, coaches and friends unable to attend the meet, it will be broadcast live by the Florida Swim Network at http://FloridaSwimNetwork.com.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.

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