Izzy Wilson Top SOFLO Finisher At Southern Zone Open Water 5K Championships


By Sharon Robb
DeLEON SPRINGS, Fl., May 14, 2022—Izzy Wilson was South Florida Aquatic Club and Florida Gold Coast’s top girls’ finisher at the Southern Zone Open Water Championships Saturday at Camp Winona YMCA.

Wilson, 16, was second in the 5K 15-16 age category in 1 hour, 2 minutes and 25.6 seconds for the 3.1 mile race. Claire Stuhlmacher, 16, of Florida Swimming finished first in 1:01.34.2.

Andreas Da Silva, 14, was Florida Gold Coast’s top boys finisher, placing second in the 13-14 5K in 1:01:35.8. Dillon Brigman, 14, of Florida Swimming won in 59:42.9.

SOFLO’ top qualifier is Natalie Gembicki, 17, was tenth among the open 5K swimmers in 1:07:27.2. The time bettered her previous 5K time of 1:13:22.

Amelie Bicerne, 15, was 27th in the girls 15-16 in 1:11:27.3.

Jemma Baldwin, 12, was sixth in the girls 11-12 2K open water race in 27:58.9.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, was 27th in the boys 13-14 1:12.01.9.

Ryan Harries, 13, was 29th in the boys 13-14 1:12:57.4.

Ivan Grass, 17, was tenth in the open boys in 1:05:22.0.

Sunday’s events at 8:45 a.m. feature the 11-12 2K Team Pursuit Race; 13-14 2K Team Pursuit Race; 15-16 2K Team Pursuit Race and Open 2K Team Pursuit Race.

UNOFFICIAL 5K RESULTS
GIRLS

13-14: 1. Gabriella Underwood, Gulf 1:06:02.9, 2. Alexandra Dunn, South Texas 1:06:03.0, 3. JB Kodera, Florida Swimming 1:06:05.3; FLORIDA GOLD COAST: 9. Allison Connors 1:09:21.3, 35. Erin Reid 1:24:20.5, 36. Frankie Ninova 1:31:39.4, 37. Kalina Gitchev 1:32:50.3.
15-16: 1. Claire Stuhlmacher, Florida Swimming 1:01:34.2, 2. Izzy Wilson, Florida Gold Coast 1:02:25.6, 3. Olivia Moore, Florida Swimming 1:03:20.6; FLORIDA GOLD COAST: 15. Lilia Blanco 1:08:14.4, 20. Evelyn Balog 1:10:13.3, 27. Amelie Bicerne 1:11.27.3.
17-18: 1. Summer Cardwell, Florida Swimming 1:01:28.4, 2. Cadence Fort, Florida Swimming 1:01:29.7, 3. Blair Stoneburg, Florida Swimming 1:01:32.4; FLORIDA GOLD COAST: 6. Samira Zambrano 1:05:51.9, 10. Natalie Gembicki 1:07:27.2, 21. Leslie Dame 1:12:07.0.

BOYS
13-14: 1. Dillon Brigman, Florida Swimming 59:42.9, 2. Andreas Da Silva, Florida Gold Coast 1:01:35.8, 3. Rylan Sepulveda, Florida Swimming 1:01:43.8; FLORIDA GOLD COAST: 27. Juan Valmitjana 1:12:01.9, 29. Ryan Harries 1:12:57.4, 33. Kavon Clarke 1:13:40.9.

15-16: 1. Bucky Gettys, South Texas 57:50.9, 2. Ryan Turner, Florida Swimming 1:00.13.5, 3. Jack Culbertson, Gulf 1:00:18.2; FLORIDA GOLD COAST: 17. Billy Connors 1:04:18.3, 20. Caleb DaSilva 1:04:55.1, 34. Lucas Young 1:08:17.6, 38. Michael Grenier 1:10:24.1.

17-18: 1. Andrew Taylor, Florida Swimming 57:45.5, 2. Carter Stuhlmacher, Florida Swimming 57:48.0, 3. Connor Fry, Gulf 57:50.3; FLORIDA GOLD COAST: 10. Ivan Grass 1:05:22.0, 20. Kolby Hardin 1:09:11.3.

UNOFFICIAL 2K RESULTS
GIRLS

11-12: 1. Charlee McEvoy, Gulf 27:04.8, 2. Annie Shall, NC 27:15.9, 3. Ellison Mandacina, South Texas 27:36.3; FLORIDA GOLD COAST: 5. Cali Jerabek 27:50.4, 6. Jemma Baldwin 27:58.9, 13. Gia Euseppi 29:35.5, 20. Alina Rodriguez 31:01.2.

BOYS
11-12: 1. Jorge Guerra, Gulf 25:59.9, 2. Lupo Sgroi, Florida Swimming 26:12.6, 3. Reef McMeeking, Florida Swimming 26:13.2; FLORIDA GOLD COAST: 11. Caleb Caponera 27:01.5, 14. Luke Reid 28:09.9, 15. Elan Beker 28:23.3.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Compete This Weekend At Southern Zone Open Water Championships


By Sharon Robb
DeLEON SPRINGS, Fl., May 13, 2022—After checking in, swimmers got a chance to warm up Friday for the Southern Zone Open Water Championships Saturday and Sunday at Camp Winona YMCA.

South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented on the Florida Gold Coast zone team with seven swimmers in the two-day event hosted by Hydro4 Swimming and Florida Swimming.

Florida Swimming has won the event for the past three years followed by North Carolina, Gulf Swimming and South Texas Swimming.

On Saturday at 8:15 a.m. the 11-12 2K, 13-14 5K and Senior Open and 15-16 5K races will be held.

Sunday’s events at 8:45 a.m. feature the 11-12 2K Team Pursuit Race; 13-14 2K Team Pursuit Race; 15-16 2K Team Pursuit Race and Open 2K Team Pursuit Race.

The 5K course is a rectangular shape with multiple buoys placed on the course to identify the course boundaries. The start and finish are in-water. The races are being live streamed on YouTube. Results will be posted on Florida Swimming’s open water swimming page.

The water depth off the dock is 15 feet and water temperature is expected to range from 72-78 degrees.

SOFLO’ top qualifier is Natalie Gembicki, 17, who was SOFLO’s top girls’ finisher in the FGC local qualifier placing second in the 17-and-over 5K in 1 hour, 13 minutes and 22 seconds for the 3.1 course off Pompano Beach Pier.

Other SOFLO swimmers are: Juan Vallmitjana, 13, Alexander Miller, 16, Jemma Baldwin, 12, Izzy Wilson, 15, Amelie Bicerne, 15, Ivan Grass, 17 and Ryan Harries, 13.

OPEN WATER ZONE TEAM ROSTERS
GIRLS

11-12, 1. Cali Jerabek, 2. Gia Euseppi, 3. Alina Rodriguez, 4. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO.
13-14, 1. Erin Reid, 2. Frankie Ninova, 3. Kalina Gitchev, 4. Allison Connors.
15-16, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO, 2. Lily Blanco, 3. Evelyn Balog, 4. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO.
Open, 1. Leslie Dame, 2. Natalie Gembecki, SOFLO, 3. Samira Zambrano.

BOYS
11-12, 1. Caleb Camponera, 2. Luke Reid.
13-14, 1. Andreas DaSilva, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO, 4. Kavon Clarke.
15-16, 1. Billy Connors, 2. Caleb DaSilva, 3. Lucas Young, 4. Michael Grenier.
Open, 1. Giuliano Brunetti, 2. Fernando Collazo, 3. Ivan Grass, SOFLO, 4. Kolby Hardin.

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

Seven SOFLO Swimmers Make Open Water Zone Team; SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher Wins Open Water 2K


By Sharon Robb
POMPANO BEACH, May 1, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club had seven swimmers qualify for the zone team Friday at the Florida Gold Coast Swimming Open Water Championships off Pompano Beach Pier.

Natalie Gembicki, 17, was SOFLO’s top girls’ finisher placing second in the 17-and-over 5K in 1 hour, 13 minutes and 22 seconds for the 3.1 course.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, and Alexander Miller, 16, were SOFLO boys’ top finishers, both placing their in their age groups. Vallmitjana finished in 1:10:15 for 13-14 and Miller finished in 1:10:19 for 15-16.

Joining Gembicki, Vallmitjana and Miller on the FGC zone team are Jemma Baldwin, 12, Izzy Wilson, 15, Amelie Bicerne, 15, and Ivan Grass, 17.

Mallory Schleicher, 19, was SOFLO’s lone winner in the girls 2K in 16:27, nearly three minutes ahead of Coral Springs’ Reese Maxwell in 19:25.

The Southern Zone Open Water Championship is May 14-15 at Camp Winona YMCA in DeLeon Springs.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS 5K

13-14, 1. Erin Reid, SAS 1:33.49, 2. Frankie Ninova, CANE 1:39:54, 3. Kalina Gitchev, CANE 1:46:46.
15-16, 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:11:29, 2. Evelyn Balog, PB 1:15:43, 3. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 1:20:12; SOFLO: 6. Gabriela Avila 1:36:21, 7. Dahlia Hirsh 1:38:09.
17-and-over, 1. Fatima Portillo, Azura 1:11:28, 2. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 1:13:22, 3. Samira Zambrano, MWA 1:15:30.
BOYS 5K
13-14, 1. Andreas DaSilva, WOW 1:06:31, 2. Dillon Metz, WOW 1:07:30, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:10:15; SOFLO: 4. Ryan Harries 1:19:53.
15-16, 1. Billy Connors, WOW 1:07:01, 2. Caleb Dasilva, WOW 1:08:04, 3. Alexander Miller, SOFLO 1:10:19; SOFLO: 4. Jaden Amores 1:10:53, 5. Hashan Ekanayake 1:12:43, 9. Derek Hau 1:21:38, 10. Abraham Penaloza 1:21:40, 11. Garrett Garcia-Stoddard 1:26:52.
17-and-over, 1 Maximiliano Paccot, Azura 1:00:16, 2. Abraham Flores, Azura 1:02:40, 3. Elias Segovia, Azura 1:02:41; SOFLO: 6. Ivan Grass 1:10:06.
GIRLS 2K
12-and-under, 1. Cali Jerabek, NPB 17:29, 2. Gia Euseppi, NPB 17:40, 3. Alina Rodriguez, PB 17:41, 4. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 17:44.
13-14, 1. Nikki Wood, PB 17:50, 2. Lucia Blanco, PB 17:51, 3. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 18:30.
17-and-over, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 16:37, 2. Reese Maxwell, CSSC 19:25.
BOYS 2K
12-and-under, 1. Elan Becker, SAS 18:32, 2. Alejandro Bahos Andrade, WOW 19:05.
13-14, 1. Becket Menacho, PB 16:37, 2. Ethan Persten, CSSC 17:45, 3. Alistair Bass, SFTL 17:56.
15-16, 1. Andrew Smith, PB 17:37, 2. tie, Everhart Fergus, WOW 17:43 and Adriano Brunetti, PB 17:43.
17-and-over, 1. Nick Potter, PB 16:34, 2. Lee Scharf, PB 21:47.

OPEN WATER ZONE TEAM ROSTERS
GIRLS

11-12, 1. Cali Jerabek, 2. Gia Euseppi, 3. Alina Rodriguez, 4. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO.
13-14, 1. Erin Reid, 2. Frankie Ninova, 3. Kalina Gitchev, 4. Allison Connors.
15-16, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO, 2. Lily Blanco, 3. Evelyn Balog, 4. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO.
Open, 1. Leslie Dame, 2. Natalie Gembecki, SOFLO, 3. Samira Zambrano.
BOYS
11-12, 1. Caleb Camponera, 2. Luke Reid.
13-14, 1. Andreas DaSilva, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO, 4. Kavon Clarke.
15-16, 1. Billy Connors, 2. Caleb DaSilva, 3. Lucas Young, 4. Michael Grenier.
Open, 1. Giuliano Brunetti, 2. Fernando Collazo, 3. Ivan Grass, SOFLO, 4. Kolby Hardin.

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

Nicolas Sachade Top SOFLO Finisher In Final Session Of FGC Senior Long Course Qualifier


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, February 6, 2022–Nicolas Sachade of South Florida Aquatic Club was busy competing in four events in the third and final session of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Qualifier Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Sachade, 15, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing third in the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:05.37, dropping 1.16 seconds and fifth in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:03.61.

He was a member of the fourth place 200-meter freestyle relay team that finished in 1:51.93 with teammates Jaden Amores, Marvan Ekanayake and Felix Gonzalez. He also was 19th in the 100-meter freestyle in 59.12.

Amelie Bicerne, 14, was SOFLO’s top girls’ finisher. She was fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:49.58 with a time drop of 1.64 seconds.

U.S. junior national team member Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won all five of her individual events and was a member of two winning relays over two days.

Other Top 10 SOFLO finishers were:

Gabriela Avila, 15, 100-meter butterfly, sixth 1:10.77; 100-meter freestyle, seventh 1:04.46.

Dahlia Hirsh, 15, 200-meter breaststroke, sixth 3:13.22.

Jaden Amores, 14, 100-meter backstroke, sixth 1:07.11, time drop 1.09 seconds. Amores had five best times in all five of his events.

SOFLO had 12 swimmers (28 boys and 17 girls) compete in 45 individual events and four relays during the two-day qualifier.

In addition to SOFLO and host Plantation Swim Teams, other teams that competed were Azura Florida Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team, Eagle Aquatics, Harbour Amateur Swim Club, Heritage Aquatics Team, Jupiter Dragons, Midtown Weston, North Miami, North Palm Beach, PAQ, Sharks Swim Club of Bermuda, Shelton Doral, Sunrise Swiming, Tornadoes Swim Club, TS Aquatics, Tsunami and Warwick Academy.

SATURDAY SESSION 3 RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Eagle Aquatics 1:56.27 (Gioia Balzano, Mia Gelin, Fio DiSalvo, Erika Pelaez), 2. Plantation Swim Team 2:02.30, 3. Shelton Doral 2:03.36.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:26.76, 2. Mariana Cote, MWA 2:32.23, 3. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:33.51.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Riley McVane, NPB 1:01.26, 2. Tawannah McLemore, TSA 1:01.83, 3. Keianna Moss, TSA 1:02.53; SOFLO: 7. Gabriela Avila 1:04.46, 18. Amelie Bicerne 1:05.92, time drop 0.58.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Jillian Crooks, TSA 1:07.58, 2. Elizabeth Sikes, BR 1:08.39, 3. Ashley Hodge, UN 1:08.89; SOFLO: 6. Gabriela Avila 1:10.77.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 4:35.54, 2. Samira Zambrano, MWA 4:48.26, 3. Gioia Balzano, EA 4:48.58; SOFLO: 4. Amelie Bicerne 4:49.58, time drop 1.64.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 3:01.51, 2. Maria Legaspi, PST 3:05.32, 3. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 3:12.00; SOFLO: 6. Dahlia Hirsh 3:13.22.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Jillian Crooks, TSA 1:11.18, 2. Tawannah McLemore, TSA 1:11.72, 3. Keianna Moss, TSA 1:12.47; SOFLO: 23. Dahlia Hirsh 1:27.68.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Cecilie Holten, PAQ 33.71, 2. Marie Ballenger, PAQ 36.71, 3. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 37.91.

BOYS
200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Plantation Swim Team 1:42.87 (Renato Herran, Kari-Wilson Aimable, Jose Robles, Juan Orjuela), 2. North Miami 1:47.96, 3. Plantation B 1:50.90, 4. SOFLO A 1:51 93 (Jaden Amores, Marvan Ekanayake, Felix Gonzalez, Nicolas Sachade).

200-meter individual medley: 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:16.98, 2. Finn Winkler, EA 2:21.27, 3. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:24.62; SOFLO: 12. Felix Gonzalez 2:35.59.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Zarek Wilson, TSA 53.84, 2. Marcelo Mansur, SDST 54.97, 3. Josiah Morales, PAQ 55.04; SOFLO: 12. Jaden Amores 58.69, time drop 1.72, 19. Nicolas Sachade 59.12, 27. Felix Gonzalez 1:01.82, 40. Marvan Ekanayake 1:04.31.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:00.58, 2. Renato Herran, PST 1:00.71, 3. Gabriel Tortola, PST 1:03.11; SOFLO: 5. Nicolas Sachade 1:03.61, 14. Marvan Ekanayake 1:11.50.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:17.97, 2. Zarek Wilson, TSA 4:21.39, 3. Daniel Gonzalez-Jimenez, UN 4:22.24; SOFLO: 15. Felix Gonzalez 4:50.30.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Emanuel Cuarta, PST 2:42.51, 2. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 2:43.39, 3. Sebastian Guio, HAT 2:43.68.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:02.87, 2. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:03.02, 3. Nicolas Sachade, SOFLO 1:05.37, time drop 1.16; SOFLO: 6. Jaden Amores 1:07.11, time drop 1.09.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Brayden Spalluto, TSU 32.23, 2. Emanuel Cuarta, PST 33.35, 3. Diego Villalonga, MWA 34.49.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Ready For FGC Senior Long Course Qualifier That Begins Friday


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, February 4, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club is sending a small, but talented group of swimmers for the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Qualifier that gets under Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Swimmers and coaches are gearing up for the upcoming championship season starting with the two-day qualifier. SOFLO has 12 swimmers (28 boys and 17 girls) entered in 45 individual events and four relays.

The meet begins Friday at 5 p.m. with the mixed 800-meter freestyle. Two sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

SOFLO swimmers competing are: Jaden Amores, 14; Gabriela Avila, 15; Amelie Bicerne, 14; Hashan Ekanayake, 15; Marvan Ekanayake, 15; Nathaniel Garrick, 17; Felix Gonzalez, 15; Sofia Hernandez, 16; Dahlia Hirsh, 15; Stephen Kim, 16; Nicholas Sachade, 15; and Christian Tijero, 16.

Heading the strong competitive field are U.S. junior national team member Erika Pelaez and Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics; Patrick Doyle of Sunrise Swimming; Jesse Washington and Logan Watson-Brown of Sharks Swim Club; Mariana Cote, Midtown Weston; and Sebastian Lobaton and Renato Herran of Plantation Swim Team.

Nineteen teams will compete. In addition to SOFLO and host Plantation Swim Teams, other teams are Azura Florida Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team, Eagle Aquatics, Harbour Amateur Swim Club, Heritage Aquatics Team, Jupiter Dragons, Midtown Weston, North Miami, North Palm Beach, PAQ, Sharks Swim Club of Bermuda, Shelton Doral, Sunrise Swiming, Tornadoes Swim Club, TS Aquatics, Tsunami and Warwick Academy.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Brave Weather To Successfully Finish Mile By Moonlight


By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, February 1, 2022—All fifteen South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers braved the brisk weather conditions to successfully complete the Boca Raton Swim Team Mile by Moonlight Friday night.

The 1,650-yard freestyle event was scored as mixed gender all ages.

George Gonzalez and Paola Gonzalez of Metro Aquatics swept the overall titles. George Gonzalez, 14, won in 16:10.75. Paola Gonzalez, 16, was top girls’ finisher in 17:29.49.

Hashan Ekanayake, 15, was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher, placing third overall in 16:43.47. He was one of four SOFLO swimmers in the Top 10.

Amelie Bicerne, 14, was SOFLO’s top girls’ finisher placing second among girls and 18th overall in 18:10.30.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS: 1./14. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 17:29.49; SOFLO: 2./18 Amelie Bicerne 18:10.30, 4./22. Sarah Vasquez 18:20.18, 7./30. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 19:34.16.

BOYS: 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 16:10.75; SOFLO: 3. Hashan Ekanayake 16:43.47, 5. Ivan Grass 16:45.62, 8. Juan Vallmitjana 17:03.34, 10. Nicholas Pelaez 17:31.41, 12. Enrique Rodriguez 17:17.64.

REMAINING SOFLO SWIMMERS: 32. Mackenzie McPherson 19:37.84, 35. Martin Petkov 19:52.30, 37. Alexandra Strong 20:01.45, 45. Genesis Escobar 20:53.87, 52. Atharv Agashe 21:43.69, 54. Luke Mercier 21:46.71

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

SOFLO’s Amelie Bicerne, Jaden Amores Triple Winners During Fourth Session Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, January 23, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club’s Amelie Bicerne and Jaden Amores came up big during the fourth session of the TYR South Florida Aquatic Club Open Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Bicerne, 14, won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.80; 50-yard backstroke in 31.46 with a time drop of 1.79; and 100-yard freestyle 58.55. She finished with 57 points in high point.

Amores, 14, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.76 with a time drop of 5.18; 200-yard butterfly in 2:00.92; and 200-yard backstroke in 2:05.82. He finished with 95 points.

SOFLO swept the girls and boys 200-yard freestyle relays to open the meet.

The girls’ team of Ana Villamil, Gabriela Avila, Katelyn Gembicki and Nat Gembicki won in 1:44.14. The boys’ team of Manuel Melendez, Alexander Miller, Derek Hau and Javier Colmenares won in 1:33.83.

SOFLO won nine girls individual events and nine boys individual events.

Among SOFLO individual event winners were:

Elena Dinehart, 200-yard butterfly 2:12.99; 200-yard backstroke, 2:10.75.

Olivia Dinehart, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:08.95; 50-yard butterfly 27.39, time drop 1.58.

Jenesys Amores, 200-yard backstroke, 2:20.56.

Kaylee Del Rio, 50-yard butterfly, 30.78.

Tristan Dons, 50-yard backstroke 30.02.

Felipe Rodriguez, 100-yard breaststroke 1:13.03.

Manuel Melendez, 100-yard breaststroke 1:00.72; 50-yard butterfly 24.27.

Nathaniel Garrick, 200-yard backstroke 2:02.72, time drop 0.54.

Derek Hau, 100-yard freestyle 52.11.

Among the most notable time drops were:

Jaden Amores, 200-yard freestyle, 5.18; Tristan Dons, 200-yard freestyle, 11.19; Alexander Miller, 50-yard backstroke, 5.28; Abraham Penaloza, 200-yard butterfly 12.77; Nicolas Sachade, 200-yard butterfly, 13.27; and Enrique Rodriguez, 100-yard breaststroke 7.45.

SOFLO and Comets Swim Team Booster Club hosted a field of 420 swimmers during the three-day meet at Academic Village Pool. It is the first SOFLO meet of the 2022 Florida Gold Coast season.

SOFLO is the largest club in the meet with 179 swimmers (98 boys and 81 girls) in 1,244 individual events and eight relays with 59 relay teams.

Several Florida Gold Coast teams entered swimmers including Metro Aquatics, SwimFast, Coral Springs Swim Club, Tsunami Swim, Ransom Everglades, Cyclones Swim Team, Hialeah Storm, Boca Raton Swim Team, Olympus, Hialeah and Hallandale-based Bravo Swim Team.

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.

SESSION FOUR RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO A 1:44.14 (Ana Villamil, Gabriela Avila, Katelyn Gembicki, Nat Gembicki), 2. SOFLO B 1:48.54, 3. SOFLO C 1:48.71.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 2:04.80, 2. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 2:06.44, 3. Carley Kaplan, CC 2:07.56; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Lydia Smutny 2:09.92, 7. Katelyn Gembicki 2:11.44, 9. Sofia Lugo 2:12.59, 10. Elise Dinehart 2:12.59.
15-and-over, 1. Faith Suther, OSC 1:58.99, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:59.08, 3. Elizabeth Sikes, BR 2:02.20; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Nat Gembicki 2:02.64, 5. Izzy Wilson 2:05.40, 6. Gabriela Avila 2:09.28, 9. Ana Villamil 2:12.82.

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 31.46, time drop 1.79, 2. Carley Kaplan, CC 31.77, 3. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 31.80; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Lydia Smutny 33.14, 7. Amanda Grubbs 33.84, 8. Ainsley Miller 34.01, 9. Sarah Bedoya 34.10.
15-and-over, 1. Ava Martinez, TSU 28.87, 2. Sofia Osorio, SOFLO 31.34, 3. Dahlia Hirsh, SOFLO 31.67, time drop 1.72; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Sophia Grubbs 31.93, 5. Isabel Schlicht 32.59, 7. Sabrina Osorio 33.44, time drop 1.52.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Isabel Torres Mendoza, TSU 2:29.93, 2. Sofia Lugo, SOFLO 2:30.00, 3. Madison Aguero, UN 2:31.84; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Jenesys Amores 2:35.57, 5. Tania Mantilla 2:36.28, 7. Anjana Andapally 2:40.06, time drop 6.40, 8. Kaylee Del Rio 2:42.47, 9. Isabella Montes 2:44.53, 10. Ainsley Miller 3:01.88.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:12.99, 2. Elizabeth Sikes, BR 2:14.18, 3. Nat Gembicki, SOFLO 2:19.78; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Sara Quintero 2:21.73, 5. Izzy Wilson 2:26.72, 6. Gabriela Avila 2:29.13.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Sophia Linfield, RANS 1:19.95, 2. Elise Dinehart, SOFLO 1:21.30, 3. Mia Guerrero, SOFLO 1:21.46; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Genesis Escobar 1:22.93, time drop 1.19, 5. Haley Garcia 1:24.74, time drop 0.13, 6. Amanda Grubbs 1:24.89.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:08.95, 2. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:10.06, 3. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 1:12.28; SOFLO: 4. Dahlia Hirsh 1:13.12, 5. Nat Gembicki 1:13.48, time drop 1.53.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 2:20.56, 2. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 2:23.56, 3. Carley Kaplan, CC 2:24.94; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Vasquez 2:25.07, 6. Katelyn Gembicki 2:29.73, 7. Tania Mantilla 2:31.16, 9. Amanda Grubbs 2:31.31.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:10.75, 2. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 2:19.67, 3. Anna Villamil, SOFLO 2:20.41, time drop 2.27; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Sofia Osorio 2:26.71, 5. Sophia Grubbs 2:26.71.

50-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 30.78, 2. Kayla Diaz, SF 31.41, 3. Sarah Bedoya, SOFLO 31.79, time drop 0.59; SOFLO: 4. Lydia Smutny 31.91, 5. Amanda Grubbs 32.36, 6. Isabella Montes 32.77, 7. Ainsley Miller 33.69, time drop 0.23, 10. Sophia Avila 36.78.
15-and-over, 1. OIivia Dinehart, SOFLO 27.39, time drop 1.58, 2. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 27.60, 3. Elizabeth Sikes, BR 27.87; SOFLO TOP 10: 6. Sara Quintero 29.00, 8. Sofia Hernandez 29.98, 10. Dahlia Hirsh 31.44, time drop 0.26.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 58.55, 2. Carley Kaplan, CC 58.61, 3. Isabel Torres Mendoza, TSU 58.84; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Genesis Escobar 59.60, 5. Jenesys Amores 59.69, 6. Sarah Vasquez 59.99, 7. Sophia Lugo 1:00.20, 8. Sarah Bedoya 1:01.07, time drop 1.00, 10. Tania Mantilla 1:01.63.

15-and-over, 1. Faith Suther, OSC 54.48, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 55.20, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 55.96; SOFLO: 4. Nat Gembicki 57.85, 6. Sophie Grubbs 59.45, 7. Dahlia Hirsh 59.54, 9. Izzy Wilson 59.67, 10. Gabriela Avila 59.76.

BOYS
200-yard freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO A 1:33.83 (Manuel Melendez, Alexander Miller, Derek Hau, Javier Colmenares), 2. Ransom Everglades 1:36.22, 3. SOFLO C 1:36.26, 4. SOFLO D 1:37.13.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 1:52.76, time drop 5.18, 2. Nohan Gomez, RANS 1:54.45, 3. Sebastian Correa, MAC 1:59.58; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Mason Jimenez 2:01.09, 5. Tristan Dons 2:02.15, time drop 11.19, 6. Felipe Rodriguez 2:02.37, 9. Abraham Penaloza 2:05.83, 10. Matt McVeigh 2:11.11.
15-and-over, 1. Tomas Fermin, RANS 1:49.83, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:50.25, 3. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 1:50.63; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Hashan Ekanayake 1:54.42, 5. Alexander Miller 1:55.02, 6. Austin Nelson 1:55.96, 9. Ivan Grass 1:56.57, 10. Adrian Hernandez 1:56.76.

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 30.02, 2. Nick Navarro, HSC 30.49, 3. Quinn Gehring, BR 31.30; SOFLO: 4. Matt McVeigh 31.89, time drop 0.75, 5. Aleksander Chaussky 32.84, 8. Brennan Mair 34.39, 9. Matthew Jimenez 34.63.
15-and-over, 1. Utzane Uz, UN 26.09, 2. Tomas Fermin, RANS 26.28, 3. Stephen Kim, UN 26.36; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Nathaniel Garrick 26.38, 6. Alexander Miller 27.83, time drop 5.28, 7. Christian Tijero 27.89, time drop 2.46, 8. Austin Nelson 28.19, 9. Marvan Ekanayake 28.50, time drop 0.64, 10. Brennan Binder 28.97, time drop 0.28.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 2:00.92, 2. Nohan Gomez, RANS 2:10.61, 3. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 2:26.96, time drop 12.77.
15-and-over, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 1:55.90, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:04.40, 3. Nicolas Sachade, SOFLO 2:07.74, time drop 13.27; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Nicholas Pelaez 2:16.21, 7. Felix Gonzalez 2:16.48, 8. Adrian Hernandez 2:18.09, 9. Armando Bertea 2:24.69.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Felipe Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:13.03, 2. Mason Jimenez, SOFLO 1:14.84, 3. Maximo Zapata, RANS 1:17.71; SOFLO: 4. Matt McVeigh 1:18.45, 6. Rafael Frable 1:19.72, 8. Kenny Paas 1:21.45.
15-and-over, 1. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 1:00.72, 2. Utzane Uz, UN 1:03.66, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:04.41, time drop 7.45, 7. Zackary Harris 1:06.75, 8. Giorgio Rusconi 1:07.65, 10. Alan Bertea 1:08.49.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 2:05.82, 2. Nohan Gomez, RANS 2:10.34, 3. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 2:17.33.
15-and-over, 1. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 2:02.72, time drop 0.54, 2. Nicolas Sachade, SOFLO 2:04.42, time drop 10.59, 3. Tomas Fermin, RANS 2:04.61; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Adrian Hernandez 2:08.32, 5. Alejandro Mateus 2:08.53, 6. Austin Nelson 2:08.95, 7. Hashan Ekanayake 2:13.08, 8. Christian Tijero 2:14.24, time drop 0.13, 9. Nicholas Pelaez 2:15.73, time drop 0.65, 10. Ivan Grass 2:17.22.

50-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Nick Navarro, HSC 28.27, 2. Quinn Gehring, BR 28.70, 3. Jake Kotz-Agramonte, RANS 29.04; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Felipe Rodriguez 29.59, time drop 0.03, 6. Alexander Rahman 33.24, time drop 2.58, 7. Brennan Mair 33.36, 10. Matthew Jimenez 34.51, time drop 1.04.
15-and-over, 1. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 24.27, 2. Luis Salazar, HSC 25.09, 3. Javier Colmenares 25.31, time drop 1.17; SOFLO TOP 10: 6. Alejandro Mateus 25.86, 7. Carlos Salas 26.31, 8. Marvan Ekanayake 26.40, 9. Lucas Hincapie 26.67, 10. Alan Bertea 26.95.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Derek Hau, SOFLO 52.11, 2. Nohan Gomez, RANS 52.63, 3. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 55.79; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Tristan Dons 55.86, 5. Mason Jimenez 56.38, 7. Felipe Rodriguez 57.50, 10. Matt McVeigh 59.33.
15-and-over, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 48.94, 2. Nicolas Sachade, SOFLO 50.12, 3. Tomas Fermin, RANS 50.28; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Enrique Rodriguez 51.01, time drop 1.93, 5. Javier Colmenares 51.25, 7. Manuel Melendez 51.68, 8. Zackary Harris 51.94, 10. Adrian Hernandez 52.27.

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

SOFLO Wraps Up Gulliver Fall Classic With Good Results


By Sharon Robb
MIAMI, October 17, 2021–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers wrapped up a solid weekend of racing Sunday at the Gulliver Swim Club Fall Classic at Gulliver Prep School.

For the second day in a row, Amanda Grubbs was a triple winner.

Grubbs, 12, won the 11-12 200-yard individual medley in 2:27.95; 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.42; and 50-yard freestyle in 27.10. She was also second in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 37.60, dropping 6.90.

Grubbs finished with six wins and two second place finishes over two days.

SOFLO teammate Christie Ann Lumsden, 9, was also a winner in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:56.97.

SOFLO swimmers won two titles in the 500-yard freestyle. Mackenzie McPherson, 11, won the 11-12 in a best time 5:53.72, dropping 13.09 and breaking 6 minutes for the first time. Amelie Bicerne, 14, won the 13-14 in 5:29.64.

Other top three girls’ finishers were:

Jenesys Amores was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.39; second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.02 and second in the 50-tard freestyle in 27.64.

Kayla Sweet was third in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:42.13.

Didia Miccolis was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 44.63.

Daniel Chaussky, 10, was SOFLO boys’ top finisher. He was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:43.08 and second in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 42.16, dropping 1.32. He was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 30.29, dropping 3.56.

Joshua Menezes was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:40.61, dropping 0.19. He was also third in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:44.09, dropping 5.26.

SOFLO had 32 swimmers (21 girls and 11 boys) competing in 187 individual events.

In addition to SOFLO and host Gulliver, other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Ransom Everglades, Metro Aquatics, Miami Swimming and Miami Country Day Aquatics.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Alma Cancio Jorge, MAC 2:38.08.
11-12, 1. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 2:27.95, 2. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 2:31.39; SOFLO: 4. Mackenzie McPherson 2:34.82, 7. Sofia Rodriguez 2:44.08, 11. Jianna Amores 2:52.51.
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:11.11; SOFLO: 4. Katelyn Gembicki 2:27.64, 5. Pilar Duranti 2:28.11, 8. Genesis Escobar 2:36.54, 9. Cali Harries 2:39.74, 12. Gabriela Marin 2:50.33, 13. Sophia Avila 2:55.94.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alma Cancio Jorge, MAC 1:16.24.
11-12, 1. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 1:06.42, 2. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 1:07.02; SOFLO: 6. Jianna Amores 1:18.39.
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 56.53; SOFLO: 9. Gabriela Marin 1:25.47.

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:56.97.
11-12, 1. Ana Wolfington, MS 3:07.03.
13-14, 1. Bianca Neto, MAC 2:36.90; SOFLO: 4. Cali Harries 2:52.65, 7. Katelyn Gembicki 3:02.77, time drop 0.98.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alma Cancio Jorge, MAC 29.13; SOFLO: 4. Didia Miccolis 33.89, 5. Kayla Sweet 35.23, 6. Sofia Duranti 35.99, time drop 2.33.
11-12, 1. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 27.10, 2. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 27.64; SOFLO: 4. Mackenzie McPherson 28.65, 8. Jiamma Amores 29.56, 29. Daniella Brancati 36.55, time drop 1.60.
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 24.29; SOFLO: 4. Katelyn Gembicki 26.76, 5. Amelie Bicerne 27.44, time dropo 0.57, 7. Genesis Escobar 27.63, 13. Cali Harries 29.70, time drop 0.18, 15. Gabriela Marin 31.36, time drop 1.72, 17. Sophia Avila 32.15.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Camila Correa, MAC 1:20.86; SOFLO: 3. Kayla Sweet 1:42.13.
11-12, 1. Katya Linfield, RANS 1:12.79; SOFLO: 8. Sofia Rodriguez 1:17.02, 12. Danielle Brancati 1:26.41.
13-14, 1. Paola Negrin, MAC 1:01.40; SOFLO: 5. Amelie Bicerne 1:07.03, 6. Pilar Duranti 1:08.38, 8. Katelyn Gembicki 1:09.27, 11. Sophia Avila 1:21.19, 12. Gabriela Marin 1:22.87.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alma Cancio Jorge, MAC 38.48, 2. Didia Miccolis, SOFLO 44.63; SOFLO: 5. Sofia Duranti 48.64, 8. Kayla Sweet 51.47.
11-12, 1. Emma Larralde, RANS 37.08, 2. Amanda Grubbs 37.60, time drop 6.90; SOFLO: 11. Jenesys Amores 41.64, time drop 0.56, 14. Jianna Amores 45.26, time drop 8.64, 21. Danielle Brancati 51.64.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Camila Correa, MAC 6:24.57.
11-12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 5:53.72, time drop 13.09; SOFLO: 7. Sofia Rodriguez 6:24.50, time drop 1.51.
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 5:29.64; SOFLO: 6. Cali Harries 5:51.72.

BOYS
200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Eric Macedo, GRSC 2:42.92, 2. Daniel Chaussky, SOFLO 2:43.08; SOFLO: 4. Luis Escobar 3:20.12, time drop 13.98.
11-12, 1. Jake Kotz-Agramonte, RANS 2:18.78; SOFLO: 6. Maximilliano Remmele 2:27.40, time drop 4.09, 7. Ryan Harries 2:30.67.
13-14, 1. Andriy Huertas, GRSC 2:05.12; SOFLO: 7. Benjamin Kim 2:18.26, 8. Andres Gonzalez 2:18.76, time drop 0.21, 10. Tristan Dons 2:20.06, time drop 9.14.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 1:10.51.
11-12, 1. Bruno Sinchi, RANS 59.58.
13-14, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 54.65; SOFLO: 9. Benjamin Kim 1:02.09, time drop 6.18, 12. Tristan Dons 1:04.89, time drop 0.90, 13. Andres Gonzalez 1:06.41, 17. Aleksander Chaussky 1:11.96.

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Eric Macedo, GRSC 3:07.17.
11-12, 1. Maximo Zapata, RANS 2:38.12, 2. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 2:40.61, time drop 0.19; SOFLO: 4. Maximiliano Remmele 2:46.18, 5. Ryan Harries 2:49.08.
13-14, 1. Robert Alvarez, MAC 2:14.22.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Matthew Meneses, MAC 28.24; SOFLO: 3. Daniel Chaussky 30.29, time drop 3.56, 16. Luis Escobar 37.40, time drop 0.87, 20. Niccolo Miccolis 39.16.
11-12, 1. Jake Kotz-Agramonte, RANS 25.40; SOFLO: 7. Ryan Harries 27.65, time drop 1.07.
13-14, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 23.68; SOFLO: 7. Andres Gonzalez 26.08, 11. Benjamin Kim 26.70, 14. Aleksander Chaussky 27.94.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 1:25.31.
11-12, 1. Julian Lozano, GRSC 1:04.36; SOFLO: 4. Maximiliano Remmele 1:07.70.
13-14, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 55.43; SOFLO: 9. Tristan Dons 1:03.99, time drop 1.21, 11. Benjamin Kim 1:05.23, 18. Aleksander Chaussky 1:13.73.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 40.35, 2. Daniel Chaussky, SOFLO 42.16, time drop 1.32; SOFLO: 13. Luis Escobar 51.94, 20. Niccolo Miccolis 59.76.
11-12, 1. Oliver Cannings, GRSC 33.42; SOFLO: 4. Joshua Menezes 34.88, time drop 0.43, 5. Ryan Harries 35.55.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 5:56.26.
11-12, 1. Alejandro Escoto, GRSC 5:33.22; SOFLO: 3. Joshua Menezes 5:44.09, time drop 5.26, 5. Maximiliano Remmele 5:54.80, time drop 7.58.
13-14, 1. Robert Alvarez, MAC 4:52.08; SOFLO: 10. Tristan Dons 5:38.70, time drop 3.61.

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

Amelie Bicerne Leads SOFLO In Session Three Of GCST Fall Open


By Sharon Robb
FORT MYERS, September 19, 2021–Amelie Bicerne came up big for South Florida Aquatic Club in the third session of the GCST Fall Open Sunday at Florida Gulf Coast University Center.

Bicerne, 13, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:25.62, dropping 3.18 seconds off her previous best.

Bicerne was also third in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:21.33 and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.20, another best time dropping 1.02. She totaled 33 points in high point.

SOFLO’s other top five finishers were:

Pilar Duranti, 13, 400-yard individual medley, third, 5:06.00, time drop 6.68; 500-yard freestyle, third, 5:43.34.

Mason Jimenez, 13, 500-yard freestyle, fourth 5:24.19, time drop 16.90.

Carlos Salas, 14, 50-yard freestyle, fourth 25.42, time drop 0.29.

Tristan Dons, 13, 200-yard backstroke, fourth 2:19.16, time drop 2.24.

Tania Mantilla, 13, 200-yard freestyle, fifth 2:05.42, time drop 0.88.

Alexandra Strong, 13, 500-yard freestyle, fifth 5:52.28, time drop 3.91.

Felix Gonzalez, 14, 200-yard freestyle, fifth 1:56.54; 100-yard breaststroke, fifth 1:12.08.

SOFLO was among 10 teams competing in the two-day meet. SOFLO had 32 swimmers (16 girls, 16 boys) entered in 209 individual events over two days.

The meet was a 25-yard timed final event and for all novice, bronze, silver, gold and senior teams.

In addition to host GCST and SOFLO, other teams that competed were: Carrollwood Village Swim Team, Lakewood Ranch Swim Association, Piranhas YMCA Palm Harbor, Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team, Sea Dragon Aquatics, Swim Florida, T2 Aquatics and The Sky Family YMCA Hurricanes.

The field featured 448 swimmers (253 girls and 195 boys). The meet was sponsored by Deromos Italian Restaurant.

SESSION THREE
GIRLS

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sidney Braun, SRQ 4:50.96; SOFLO: 3. Pilar Duranti 5:06.00, time drop 6.68.
15-and-over, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 4:28.49.
50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Taylor Schwenk, SRQ 25.20; SOFLO: 6. Tania Mantilla 27.70.
15-and-over, 1. Clarice Spencer, SWIM 24.70.
200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Sidney Brann, SRQ 2:13.15; SOFLO: 3. Amelie Bicerne 2:21.33, 8. Alexandra Strong 2:32.60.
15-and-over, 1. Elliot Fox, T2 2:16.35; SOFLO: 11. Mikhel Martin 2:35.12, time drop 22.67.
200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Taylor Schwenk, SRQ 2:02.45; SOFLO: 4. Amelie Bicerne 2:04.20, time drop 1.02, 5. Tania Mantilla 2:05.42, time drop 0.88, 7. Pilar Duranti 2:08.88, 9. Alexandra Strong 2:13.42, time drop 0.42.
15-and-over, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 1:53.98; SOFLO: 10. Amanda Grubbs 2:08.35.
100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Nina Wysocki, T2 1:13.20.
15-and-over, 1. Sabyne Brisson, T2 1:06.46; SOFLO: 15. Amanda Grubbs 1:21.99, time drop 12.62.
100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Taylor Schwenk, SRQ 1:00.58; SOFLO: 6. Tania Mantilla 1:07.10, time drop 0.83.
15-and-over, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 58.76.
500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 5:25.62, time drop 3.18; SOFLO: 3. Pilar Duranti 5:43.34, 5. Alexandra Strong 5:52.28, time drop 3.91.
15-and-over, 1. Carinn Bethea, T2 5:16.67; SOFLO: 6. Amanda Grubbs 5:45.28, 7. Jemma Baldwin 5:57.29, time drop 0.72.

BOYS
400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Bogdan Zverev, SRQ 4:11.82.
15-and-over, 1. Nicholas Fabian, GCST 4:17.24; SOFLO: 14. Joshua Menezes 5:11.19, time drop 3.82.
50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Jacob Terry, SWIM 23.27; SOFLO: 4. Carlos Salas 25.42, time drop 0.29, 6. Felix Gonzalez 25.76, time drop 0.64, 7. Andres Gonzalez 25.87, time drop 0.66, 10. Mason Jimenez 26.36, time drop 0.26, 11. Tristan Dons 26.38, time drop 1.02.
15-and-over, 1. Marc Savolle, T2 21.89.
200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Collin Jacobs, SRQ 2:11.88; SOFLO: 4. Tristan Dons 2:19.16, time drop 2.24.
15-and-over, 1. Jason Ang, T2 2:01.84; SOFLO: 10. Connor Jimenez 2:22.79, time drop 9.90.
200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Bogdan Zverev, SRQ 1:48.35; SOFLO: 5. Felix Gonzalez 1:56.54, 11. Carlos Salas 2:02.84, time drop 3.04, 12. Andres Gonzalez 2:05.52, time drop 2.29.
15-and-over, 1. William Eriksson, SWIM 1:43.75.
100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Daniel Keegan, SRQ 1:04.19; SOFLO: 5. Felix Gonzalez 1:12.08, 10. Andres Gonzalez 1:13.83, time drop 0.97, 12. Mason Jimenez 1:14.62, time drop 0.82.
15-and-over, 1. Luca Simon, SRQ 1:02.76; SOFLO: 8. Connor Jimenez, 1:15.74, time drop 1.88.
100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Bogdan Zverev, SRQ 53.62; SOFLO: 7. Carlos Salas 1:01.02, time drop 0.81, 12. Andres Gonzalkez 1:05.01, time dropp 0.13, 15. Tristan Dons, 1:05.79, time drop 1.63, 16. Mason Jimenez 1:06.66, time drop 0.01.
15-and-over, 1. Ryan Staunch, T2 52.98.
500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Gio Medina, GCST 5:11.19; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 5:24.19, time drop 16.90, 7. Tristan Dons 5:46.27, time drop 26.64.

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

SOFLO, MWA Swimmers Dominate Michael’s Memorial Meet


By Sharon Robb
WESTON, September 13, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some much-welcomed racing against a strong field Saturday at the Michael’s Memorial Meet.

The meet, hosted by Midtown Weston Aquatics Club at Midtown Athletics Club, went from a two-day to one-day timed finals event because of bad weather.

SOFLO’s Amelie Bicerne, Benjamin Kim and Eric Ferrer were triple winners for SOFLO.

Among SOFLO’s champions were:

Isabella Montes, 13, 200-yard butterfly 2:31.77; 100-yard butterfly 1:06.43.

Amelie Bicerne, 13, 100-yard backstroke 1:07.51; 200-yard freestyle 2:06.74; 200-yard backstroke 2:20.45.

Gianna Martin, 10, 100-yard breaststroke 1:23.53; 200-yard freestyle 2:34.65.

Sofia Lugo, 12, 200-yard freestyle 2:12.45.

Benjamin Kim, 14, 100-yard backstroke 1:04.94; 100-yard breaststroke 1:11.40; 200-yard breaststroke 2:33.01.

Eric Ferrer, 10, 50-yard freestyle 29.15; 200-yard freestyle 2:22.93; 50-yard backstrokle 36.37.

Joshua Menezes, 12, 100-yard breaststroke 1:16.11.

Carlos Rincon, 14, 200-yard freestyle 2:02.21.

SOFLO had 65 swimmers (37 boys and 28 girls) in 328 individual events.

In addition to host Midtown Weston and SOFLO, Ransom-Everglades and Plantation Swim Team also competed. The meet was capped at 300 swimmers.

The meet was held in honor of Michael Fish. Since 2013, the Florida Gold Coast local swimming committee has scheduled the Michael’s Memorial Meet in September as a tribute to “a great man who loved the sport of swimming.”

Michael Fish was hit by a drunk driver the morning of May 14, 2011, while riding his bike and was pronounced dead the next day. He was survived by his wife Kathy and their children Jared and Hannah.

To raise awareness every year, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) organizes a 5K walk/run to pay tribute and raise funds to help families of victims of drunk driving. MWA donated the Athlete Surcharge ($5 per swimmer) to the organization. All donations will go to Walk Like MADD for FISH on behalf of Fish Family.


GIRLS
200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Isabella Montes, SOFLO 2:31.77 BB, time drop; SOFLO: 4.Kaylee Del Rio 2:45.20.
15-18, 1. Samira Zambrano, MWA 2:15.35.
100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Ella Johnston, MWA 1:7.91; SOFLO: 2. Gianna Martin 1:23.68, WCH, 3. Joanna Valdiviezo 1:26.20, BB 4. Gabriella Ordonez 1:35.38.
11-12, 1. Maria Perez, MWA 1:01.08; SOFLO: 3. Sofia Gomez 1:11.91 WCH, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 1:13.45 WCH, 5. Mikhel Martin 1:13.55 WCH.
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 1:07.51 BB, 2. Sarah Bedoya, SOFLO 1:11.99, 3. Isabella Montes SOFLO 1:12.45.
15-18, 1. Kendra Gomez, MWA 1:04.94.
50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Ella Johnston, MWA 30.14; SOFLO: 3. Joanna Valdiviezo 35.87, 5. Sofia Duranti 38.64.
11-12, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 26.43, 2. Sofia Lugo, SOFLO 27.59, WCH; SOFLO: Mackenzie McPherson 29.40, WCH 5. Sofia Gomez 29.73, WCH.
13-14, 1. Natalia Ortiz, MWA 26.19; SOFLO: 3. Genesis Escobar 27.81 BB, 4. Sarah Vasquez 27.93 BB, 5. Pilar Duranti 28.27 BB.
15-18, 1. Emily Lopez-Diaz, MWA 26.10; SOFLO: 5. Judith Alison Natino 29.23, BB.
50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 33.83; SOFLO: 3. Christie Ann Lumsden 37.79 BB, 4. Gabriella Ordonez 41.08 BB.
11-12, 1. Maria Perez, MWA 28.01, 2. Sofia Lugo, SOFLO 30.24 WCH.
100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 1:23.53 WCH, 2. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:24.50 WCH, 4. Sofia Duranti, SOFLO 1:48.62.
11-12, 1. Maria Perez, MWA 1:15.25; SOFLO: 5. Mikhel Martin 1:28.24, 6. Sally Gomez 1:29.99.
13-14, 1. Sara Mendoza, MWA, 2. Cali Harries, SOFLO 1:21.35 BB, 4. Anjana Andapally, SOFLO 1:25.42, 5. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 1:26.26.
15-18, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 1:16.01.
200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 2:34.65 WCH, 2. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 2:51.97 BB.
11-12, 1. Sofia Lugo, SOFLO 2:12.45 WCH, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 2:17.45 WCH, 5. Mikhel Martin 2:20.88 WCH.
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 2:06.74 BB, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 2:09.36 BB, 3. Pilar Duranti, SOFLO 2:13.06 BB.
15-18, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 2:06.55, 2. Judith Alison Natino, SOFLO 2:34.75.
200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Anastasia Lutz, PST 2:40.29; SOFLO: 5. Cali Harries 2:543.33 BB.
15-18, 1. Victoria Torres, MWA 2:25.73.
100-yard freestyle
7-10: 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 1:04.41; SOFLO: 8. Joanna Valdiviezo 1:18.80 BB.
11-12, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 58.25, 2. Sofia Lugo, SOFLO 59.06 WCH; SOFLO: 6. Mackenzie McPherson 1:03.28 WCH, 7. Rose Seniuk 1:03.93, WCH.
13-14, 1. Natalie Ortiz, MWA 56.22, 6. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 59.70 BB.
15-18, 1. Victoria Torres, MWA 54.93.
200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 2:20.45 WCH, 4. Alexandra Strong, SOFLO 2:32.27 BB, 5. Sarah Bedoya, SOFLO 2:32.86 BB.
15-18, 1. Nicol Bellard, MWA 2:09.56.
100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 1:19.38; SOFLO: 3. Gianna Martin 1:28.67 BB, Gabriella Ordonez 1:30.70 BB.
11-12, 1. Marie Perez, MWA 59.96, 2. Sofia Lugo, SOFLO 1:04.39 WCH; SOFLO: 5. Mackenzie McPherson 1:13.44 WCH, 6. Mikhel Martin 1:14.83 BB.
13-14, 1. Isabella Montes, SOFLO 1:06.43 WCH, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 1:08.93, 5. Anjana Andapally, SOFLO 1:12.36.
15-18, 1. Kathlyn Buckley, MWA 1:01.07, 7. Melissa Nassery, SOFLO 1:14.81.
50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 40.22, 2. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 47.43 BB, 4. Sofia Duranti, SOFLO 48.96.
11-12, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MWA 34.93, 7. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 40.31.
50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Ella Johnston, MWA 34.84; SOFLO: 3. Christie Ann Lumsden 37.99 WCH, 4. Joanna Valdieviezo 40.39 BB, 5. Gabriella Ordonez 46.90.
11-12, 1. Maria Perez, MWA 29.00; SOFLO: 3. Sofia Gomez 35.20 BB, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 35.48.
200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 2:44.50, 2. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 2:46.41 WCH, 3. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:48.90 WCH.
11-12, 1. Maria Perez, MWA 2:15.58, 2. Sofia Lugo, SOFLO 2:26.11 WCH, 5. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 2:38.92 WCH, 6. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 2:39.71 WCH.
13-14, 1. Valentina Foster, MWA 2:23.24, 4. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 2:27.01 WCH, 5. Pilar Duranti, SO.FLO 2:29.37 BB, 7. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 2:29.88 BB.
15-18, Mariana Cote, MWA 2:13.27.


BOYS
200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RE 2:12.06; SOFLO: 3. Jose Rincon 2:30.53.
15-18, 1. Wisthon Rendon-Sequera, MWA 1:58.84.
100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Nicolas Lacharme, MWA 1:10.51; SOFLO: 2. Lance Bergeropn-Menard 1:18.03, WCH, 3. Antonio Rico 1:30.96.
11-12, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWEA 1:07.72, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:13.36 WCH, 3. Joseph Blake Natino, SOFLO 1:16.29.
13-14, 1. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 1:04.94 BB, 2. Tristian Dons, SOFLO 1:05.20 BB, SOFLO: 4. Carlos Salas 1:05.48, BB, 5. Matt McVeigh 1:05.77 BB.
50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 29.15 WCH; SOFLO: 4. Lance Bergeron-Menard 31.26 WCH.
11-12, 1. Sebastian Vanegas, MWA 26.71; SOFLO: 3. Joshua Menezes 28.23 WCH, 5. Ryan Harries 28.72 WCH.
13-14, 1. Luis Castellano, MWA 24.56; SOFLO: 2. Carlos Rincon 25.82 WCH, 3. Carlos Salas 26.41 BB, 4. Andres Gonzalez 26.53 BB, 5. Mason Jimenez 26.62 BB, 6. Benjamin Kim 26.70 BB.
15-18, 1. Wisthon Rendon-Sequera, MWA 25.10.
50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Nicolas Lacharme, MWA 30.25; SOFLO: 2. Eric Ferrer 33.56 WCH, 3. Lance Bergeron-Menard 34.06 WCH.
11-12, 1. Sebastian Vanegas, MWA 29.10; SOFLO: 4. David Valdiviezo 33.06 WCH.
100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Jayden Park, MWA 1:28.09; SOFLO: 3. Ethan Phan 1:42.55.
11-12, 1. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 1:16.11, WCH.
13-14, 1. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 1:11.40 BB, 2. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 1:13.73 BB; SOFLO: 4. Andres Gonzalez 1:14.80 BB, 5. Mason Jimenez 1:15.44 BB.
15-18, 1. Wisthon Rendon-Sequera, MWA 1:08.72.
200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 2:22.93 WCH; SOFLO: 3. Antonio Rico 2:54.34, 5. Samuel Rico 3:21.22.
11-12, 1. Brandon Park, MWA 2:10.66; 2. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 2:10.75 WCH; SOFLO: 4. Joshua Menezes 2:12.97 WCH, 5. David Valdiviezo 2:23.37 BB.
13-14, 1. Carlos Rincon, SOFLO 2:02.21 WCH; SOFLO: 3. Andres Gonzalez 2:07.81 BB; SOFLO: 4. Carlos Salas 2:08.39 BB, 5. Matt McVeigh 2:09.47 BB.
200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 2:33.01 WCH; SOFLO: 3. Leo Shee 2:34.26 WCH, 7. Mason Jimenez 2:39.83 BB, 9. Abraham Penaloza 2:40.60 BB.
15-18, 1. Wisthon Rendon-Sequera, MWA 2:21.30; SOFLO: 4. Luca Hincapie 2:35.33 BB15.
100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Nicolas Lacharme, MWA 1:00.87; SOFLO: 3. Eric Ferrer 1:04.78 WCVH, 4. Lance Bergeron-Menard 1:05.39 WCH.
11-12, 1. Sebastian Vanegas, MWA 578.53; SOFLO: 7. Ryan Harries 59.70 WCH.
13-14, 1. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 49.38; SOFLO: 9. Carlos Rincon 55.30 WCH.
15-18, 1. Renato Herran, PST 48.49; SOFLO: 10. Luca Hincapie 54.18, BB17.
200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RE 2:07.87; SOFLO: 5. Tristan Dons 2:21.40 BB, 6. Carlos Salas 2:24.41 BB.
15-18, 1. Pablo Lopez Franco, RE 2:01.03.
100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Nicolas Lacharme, MWA 1:09.49, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 1:17.72 WCH, 5. Matthew Ortiz, SOFLO 1:27.81 WCH.
11-12, 1. Bruno Sinchi, RE 1:02.45; SOFLO: 5. Ryan Harries 1:10.73 WCH, 7. David Valdiviezo 1:12.71 WCH.
13-14, 1. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 56.42; SOFLO: 9. Jose Rincon 1:02.72 BB, 10. Carlos Rincon 1:03.53 BB, 13. Andres Gonzalez 1:05.14 BB.
15-18, 1. Stephen Kim, MWQA 54.87; SOFLO: 6. Luca Hincapie 59.41, BB17.
50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Jayden Park, MWA 36.03; SOFLO: 3. Lance Bergeron-Menard 42.38 WCH, 5. Ethan Phan 44.23 WCH, 7. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 46.38 BB.
11-12, 1. Brandon Park, MWA 35.47, 2. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 35.52 WCH, 4. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 36.30 WCH, 7. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 39.87.
50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 36.37 WCH, 2. Lance Bergeron-Menard, SOFLO 36.65 WCH, 5. Antonio Rico, SOFLO 38.85 WCH.
11-12, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 31.76; SOFLO: 6. Ryan Harries 35.93, 7. Joseph Blake Natino 36.04.
200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Jayden Park, MWA 2:38.46; SOFLO: 5. Ethan Phan 3:13.54, 6. Matthew Ortiz 3:20.08, 7. Zachary Snigur 3:29.52.
11-12, 1. Alex Viazmetinov, PST 2:24.81; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 2:28.12 WCH, 4. Joshua Menezes 2:28.46 WCH.
13-14, 1. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 2:06.98; SOFLO: 8. Benjamin Kim 2:17.83 WCH.
15-18, 1. Wisthon Rendon-Sequera, MWA 2:00.35.


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