American Heritage Plantation Sweeps Delray Beach Posnack In Regular Season Finale


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, October 14, 2022–American Heritage Plantation swept Delray Beach Posnack in its final tuneup for the upcoming district meet.

The Patriot girls team, led by three double winners, defeated Posnack, 102-29. The Patriot boys, led by two double winners, topped Posnack, 100-43.

The girls swept all three relays and were led by Amari Porter, Audrey Prado and Katlyn Rhett.

Porter, a senior, won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.99 and 100-yard freestyle in 1:01.73.

Prado, a sophomore, won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:08.90 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:45.98.

Rhett, a freshman, won the 50-yard freestyle in 27.78 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:20.86.

The boys also won all three relays and were led by Liam Garcia-Sierra and Tyler Zhou.

Garcia-Sierra, a freshman, won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.39 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.23.

Zhou, a junior, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.38 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:05.24.

Posnack’s two winners were Raphael Allnutt in the 100-yard freestyle in 58.96 and Oz Alon in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.80.

Next up for the Patriots are the Oct. 29 District 11-2A championships at Sailfish Splash Water Park in Stuart.

COMBINED TEAM SCORES
American Heritage 202, Posnack School 72
GIRLS TEAM SCORES
American Heritage 102, Posnack School 29
GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage 2:04.38 (Mia Guerrero, Katlyn Rhett, Audrey Prado, Wynona Brinkman) , 2. Posnack 2:49.72.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Amari Porter, AHP 2:13.99, 2. Mila Bond, AHP 2:19.19, 3. Sophie Hockman, POS 3:14.41.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Haleh Afshani, AHP 3:04.30, 2. Maya Moore, AHP 3:07.93.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 27.78, 2. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 28.27, 3. Mila Bond, AHP 29.88.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Audrey Prado, AHP 1:08.90.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Amari Porter, AHP 1:01.73, 2. Mia Guerrero, AHP 1:06.76, 3. Charlie Sanford, AHP 1:14.30.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Audrey Prado, AHP 5:45.98.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 1:55.06 (Amari Porter, Katlyn Rhett, Mila Bond, Wynona Brinkman), 2. Posnack 2:56.01.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mia Guerrero, AHP 1:09.51, 2. Haleh Afshani, AHP 1:29.96, 3. Lauren Davis, POS 2:03.12.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 1:20.86, 2. Maya Moore, AHP 1:36.93, 3. Esther Hocberger, POS 1:56.02.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 4:19.29 (Amari Porter, Audrey Prado, Wynona Brinkmann, Charlie Sanford), 2. Posnack 6:17.95.

BOYS TEAM SCORES
American Heritage 100, Posnack School 43
BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage 1:57.25 (Liam Garcia-Sierra, Tyler Zhou, AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, Myron Murmanov), 2. Posnack 2:12.00, 3. American Heritage 2:29.47.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Liam Garcia-Sierra, AHP 2:03.39, 2. Raphael Allnutt, POS 2:21.11, 3. Max Marrero, AHP 2:29.25.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Tyler Zhou, AHP 2:13.38, 2. David Caulkins, AHP 2:35.60, 3. Sean Vittanakorn, AHP 2:37.67.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Oz Alon, POS 26.80, 2. Myron Murmanov, AHP 28.12, 3. Brock Hochberger, POS 29.25.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Liam Garcia-Sierra, AHP 1:06.23, 2. David Caulkins, AHP 1:20.09.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Raphael Allnutt, POS 58.96, 2. AJ Reynolds, AHP 1:02.14, 3. Myron Murmanov, AHP 1:13.65.

500-yard freestyle: 1. AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, AHP 5:48.34, 2. Oz Alon, POS 6:36.61.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage A 1:46.94 (AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, David Caulkins, Sean Vittanakorn, AJ Reynolds), 2. American Heritage B, 3. Posnack 2:10.07.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Tyler Zhou, AHP 1:05.24, 2. Max Marrero, AHP 1:19.22.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sean Vittanakorn, AHP 1:19.73, 2. David Bicas, POS 1:28.65, 3. Joshua Smith, AHP 1:29.52.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage A 3:50.83, 2. Posnack 4:20.85, 3. American Heritage 4:27.12.

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

Pine Crest Defeats Gulliver Prep, American Heritage Plantation In Tri-Meet


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, October 8, 2022—Pine Crest swept Gulliver Prep and American Heritage Plantation on Friday at the Panthers pool.

Pine Crest girls, led by double winners Julia Podkoscielny, Riley Botting and Sara Lin and three relay wins defeated Gulliver Prep, 120-49 and American Heritage Plantation, 123-39. Pine Crest won every girls’ event.

In the other matchup, Gulliver Prep topped American Heritage Plantation, 78-64.

Pine Crest boys, buoyed by individual winners Allen Levitis, Kian Saffari and Ronin Jones downed Gulliver Prep, 150-28 and American Heritage Plantation, 117-62. American Heritage Plantation defeated Gulliver Prep, 97-53.

Podkoscielny mixed her events up swimming and winning the 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.88 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.14.

Botting won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.61 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.13.

Lin, a junior, won the 100-yard freestyle in 55.57 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:12.93.

Saffari, a junior, won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.91.

Jones, also a junior, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.47.

American Heritage Plantation had three boys double winners: Alessandro Pereira, Rithvik Marri and Daniel Burg.

Pereira won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.46 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:57.07. Marri won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.17 and 100-yard butterfly in 57.83. Burg won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles in 22.82 and 49.39 respectively.

Junior Kirra Reid and sophomore Allen Levitis swept the 1-meter diving events for the Panthers.

Pine Crest travels Oct. 13 to the Duff Tyler Complex in Boca Raton to take on St. Andrew’s at 5 p.m. in a final tuneup before districts, regions and states.

COMBINED TEAM SCORES
Pine Crest 270, Gulliver Prep 77
Pine Crest 240, American Heritage Plantation 101
American Heritage Plantation 161, Gulliver Prep 131

WOMEN TEAM SCORES
Pine Crest 120, Gulliver Prep 49
Pine Crest 123, American Heritage Plantation 39
Gulliver Prep 78, American Heritage Plantation 64

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:52.12, 2. Gulliver Prep A 1:57.85, 3. American Heritage Plantation A 2:00.65.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 2:00.61, 2. Parker Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 2:08.31, 3. Audrey Prado, AHP 2:12.15.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sara Lin, PC 2:12.93, 2. Lauren Balfour, PC 2:18.38, 3. Elyse Wood, GP 2:19.37.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Emory Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 26.37, 2. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 27.25, 3. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 27.87.

1-meter diving: 1. Kirra Reid, PC 175.06, 2. Simone Marin, GP 150.97.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:00.88, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 1:01.13, 3. Bella Egizi, PC 1:02.83.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Sara Lin, PC 55.57, 2. Amari Porter, AHP 59.55, 3. Pietra Wagner, GP 1:02.36.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Lauren Balfour, PC 5:29.07, 2. Blair Joselson, PC 5:58.69.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:43.91, 2. American Heritage Plantation A 1:52.02, 3. Gulliver Prep A 1:55.87.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:02.13, 2. Emory Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 1:05.00, 3. Mia Guerrero, AHP 1:05.98.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:09.14, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 1:11.01, 3. Elyse Wood, GP 1:12.37.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:47.70, 2. Gulliver Prep A 3:51.54, 3. American Heritage Plantation A 4:08.92.

MEN TEAM SCORES
Pine Crest 150, Gulliver Prep 28
Pine Crest 117, American Heritage Plantation 62
American Heritage Plantation 97, Gulliver Prep 53

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:44.11, 2. American Heritage Plantation A 1:45.37, 3. Pine Crest B 1:49.47.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 1:52.17, 2. Colin Nealy, PC 1:54.57, 3. Rafael Opperman, PC 2:00.46.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 2:03.46, 2. Jake Jones, PC 2:05.27, 3. Kingsley Bailey, PC 2:06.46.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 22.82, 2. Lucas Opperman, PC 23.49, 4. AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, AHP 23.74.

1-meter diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 288.97, 2. Ashton Jacobi, PC 251.77, 3. Max Starkman, PC 229.35.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 57.83, 2. Christopher Lin, PC 59.04, 3. Roman Ferrara, PC 1:00.36.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 49.39, 2. Kingsley Bailey, PC 51.08, 3. Lucas Opperman, PC 51.84.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 4:57.07, 2. Freddy Rosenthal, PC 5:08.82, 3. Colin Nealy, PC 5:16.68.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:34.83, 2. American Heritage Plantation A 1:39.83, 3. Pine Crest B 1:45.97.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kian Saffari, PC 1:01.91, 2. Leo Hauser, PC 1:05.56, 3. Patrick Gardner, GP 1:07.41.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ronin Jones, PC 1:01.47, 2. Jake Jones, PC 1:03.19, 3. Christopher Lin, PC 1:09.66.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 3:25.53, 2. Pine Crest 3:27.87 A, 3. Pine Crest B 3:34.20.

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

American Heritage Boys, NSU University School Girls Win In Dual Meet


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, October 5, 2022–American Heritage Plantation boys and NSU University School girls won Tuesday at the Patriots’ home pool.

American Heritage Plantation edged NSU University School boys, 72-65. NSU University School girls defeated American Heritage, 102-60. NSU University School won the combined team title, 167-132.

NSU University School won the girls’ 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays and had two double winners.

Alexis Christensen, 17, won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:07.41 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:31.60.

Rafaella Araujo, 17, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.43 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:13.23.

American Heritage Plantation won the boys’ 200-yard freestyle and was led by double winner Daniel Burg.

Burg, 14, won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.86 and 100-yard freestyle in 49.68.

NSU University School won the boys’ 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay and had two double winners, Andres Teran and Salvatore Lanzafame.

Teran won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.75 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:19.89. Teran led off both winning relays.

Lanzafame won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.70 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.41.

Thirteen-year-old Paulo Lara of NSU University School won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.87.

American Heritage Plantation visits Pine Crest on Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. and then hosts American Heritage Delray and Posnack on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. NSU University School’s next meet is at home Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. against Westminster Academy.

COMBINED TEAM SCORES
NSU University School 167, American Heritage Plantation 132

GIRLS TEAM SCORES
NSU University School 102, American Heritage Plantation 60

200-yard medley relay: 1. NSU University School A 1:58.83 (Alexis Christensen, Rafaella Araujo, Ornella Giuliano, Liliana Novak), 2. American Heritage Plantation A 1:59.24, 3. NSUS B 2:22.68.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 2:07.41, 2. Audrey Prado, AHP 2:14.07, 3. Siera Leete, NSUS 2:22.51.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rafaella Araujo, NSUS 2:23.43, 2. Ornella Giuliano, NSUS 2:23.87, 3. Kirsten Habibi, NSUS 2:54.73.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 27.10, 2. Wynona Brinkmann, AHP 27.62, 3. Isabella Bello, NSUS 28.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Ornella Giuliano, NSUS 1:03.71, 2. Liliana Novak, NSUS 1:07.11, 3. Audrey Prado, AHP 1:09.16.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Bello, NSUS 1:01.67, 2. Mila Bond, AHP 1:05.58, 3. Alex Rodriguez-Quevedo, NSUS 1:07.61.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 5:31.60, 2. Amari Porter, AHP 6:03.66.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:51.32 (Mia Guerrero, Katlyn Rhett, Wynona Brinkman, Audrey Prado), 2. NSUS A 2:02.12, 3. NSUS B 2:13.39.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mia Guerrero, AHP 1:08.51, 2. Siera Leete, NSUS 1:11.33, 3. Contessa Gilley, NSUS 1:20.12.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Rafaella Araujo, NSUS 1:13.23, 2. Liliana Novak, NSUS 1:13.86, 3. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 1:18.26.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSUS A 3:57.58 (Alexis Christensen, Liliana Novak, Ornella Giuliano, Rafaella Araujo), 2. American Heritage A 4:09.19, 3. NSUS B 4:35.13.

BOYS TEAM SCORES
American Heritage Plantation 72, NSU University School 65

200-yard medley relay: 1. NSUS A 1:47.41 (Andres Teran, Salvatore Lanzafame, Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, Paulo Lara), 2. American Heritage Plantation A 1:49.21, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 2:16.47.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Teran, NSUS 1:57.75, 2. Jose Fernandez, AHP 2:31.49.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSUS 2:07.70, 2. Tyler Zhou, AHP 2:13.37, 3. David Caulkins, AHP 2:36.40.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 22.86, 2. AuJave Dixon Whitfield, AHP 23.93, 3. Arthur Monastyrsky, NSUS 24.92.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Paulo Lara, NSUS 1:07.87.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 49.68, 2. Arthur Monastyrsky, NSUS 55.12, 3. AJ Reynolds, AHP 1:05.38.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Teran, NSUS 5:19.89, 2. Liam Garcia-Sierra, AHP 5:42.37.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage A 1:42.75 (AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, Maxim Kochkin, Sean Vittanakorn, Tyler Zhou), 2. NSUS A 1:53.62, 3. American Heritage C 2:09.59.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSUS 1:10.34, 2. Max Marrero, AHP 1:20.12.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSUS 1:04.41, 2. Tyler Zhou, AHP 1:10.33, 3. Maxim Kochkin, AHP 1:25.33.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSUS A 3:32.02 (Andres Teran, Salvatore Lanzafame, Arthur Monastyrsky, Sebastian Lobaton Vargas), 2. American Heritage 3:38.79, 3. American Herritage C 5:14.07.

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

Somerset Girls, American Heritage Boys Win; SOFLO’s Sibug, Rodriguez, Zepeda, Rusconi, Osorio Sisters Come Up Big


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, September 30, 2022—Somerset Academy won the girls and combined team titles in a dual meet against American Heritage Plantation Friday at the Patriots’ pool.

Somerset won the combined team title, 150-141, and girls team title, 97-46. American Heritage Plantation boys defeated Somerset Academy, 95-53.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers won six individual events and three relays in the girls competition and two boys individual events.

Natalia Sibug was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:07.94 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.02.

Sabrina Osorio was also a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:26.81 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.03.

Sofia Osorio won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.62 and Sofia Rodriguez won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:03.59.

SOFLO swimmers Kaylee Del Rio, Mariana Pinto, the Osorio sisters, Rodriguez and Sibug were also members of the winning relays.

Somerset and SOFLO teammates Aldo Zepeda and Giorgio Rusconi won individual events. Zepeda won the 100-yard backstroke in 56.54 and Rusconi won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.14.

American Heritage Plantation won all three boys’ relays. Daniel Burg and Alessandro Pereira were double winners.

Burg won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.74 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.30. Pereira won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.53 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:14.59.

In three of the best races of the day, Rithvik Marri of American Heritage edged Enrique Rodriguez of Somerset/SOFLO in the 200 freestyle, 1:50.26-1:50.63; Burg edged teammate AuJavae Dixon Whitfield in the 50 freestyle, 23.74-23.99; and Burg topped Zepeda in the 100 freestyle 50.30-50.56.

COMBINED TEAM SCORES
Somerset Academy 150, American Heritage Plantation 141

GIRLS TEAM SCORES
Somerset Academy 97, American Heritage Plantation 46

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset A 2:02.97 (Pilar Duranti, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio, Kaylee Del Rio), 2. Somerset B 2:07.44 (Natalia Sibug, Marie-Elise Baptiste, Kaitlyn Barrios, Mariana Pinto), 3. American Heritage 2:10.87.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Natalia Sibug, SOM 2:07.94, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOM 2:12.02, 3. Amari Porter, AHP 2:16.76.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 2:26.81, 2. Pilar Duranti, SOM 2:27.59, 3. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 2:34.39.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 27.69, 2. Kayle Del Rio, SM 28.20, 3. Alyda Mendez, SOM 31.10.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:07.62, 2. Amari Porter, AHP 1:12.34.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Sofia Rodriguez, SOM 1:03.59, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SOM 1:04.11, 3. Haleh Afshani, AHP 1:09.20.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Pilar Duranti, SOM 5:53.52, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOM 5:58.36, 3. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 6:13.27.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset A 1:59.65 (Alyda Mendez, Marie-Elise Baptiste, Sofia Osorio, Sofia Rodriguez), 2. American Heritage 2:08.70

100-yard backstroke: 1. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:06.02, 2. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:08.01, 3. Maya Moore, AHP 1:24.50.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:15.03, 2. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 1:20.52, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, SOM 1:26.45.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset A 4:08.98 (Kaylee Del Rio, Mariana Pinto, Natalia Sibug, Pilar Duranti), 2. American Heritage 4:19.62.

BOYS TEAM SCORES
American Heritage Plantation 95, Somerset Academy 53

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:45.30 (Rithvik Marri, Alessandro Pereira, AuJavae Dixon Whtifield, Daniel Burg), 2. Somerset B 1:46.27, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 2:08.41.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 1:50.26, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 1:50.63, 3. Max Marrero, AHP 2:30.51.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 2:07.53, 2. Tyler Zhou, AHP 2:14.84, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 2:20.03.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 23.74, 2. AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, AHP 23.99, 3. Sebastian Fernandez, SOM 25.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sebastian Fernandez, SOM 1:02.12, 2. Sean Vittanakorn, AHP 1:17.52, 3. Jose Fernandez, AHP 1:24.69.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 50.30, 2. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 50.56, 3. Tyler Zhou, AHP 54.05.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 5:14.59.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation B 1:51.79 (Sean Vittanakorn, Joshua Smith, AJ Reynolds, Max Marrero), 2. Somerset B 2:12.18, 3. Somerset A 2:13.68.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 56.54, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 57.06, 3. Rithvik Marra, AHP 57.49.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:10.14, 2. David Caulkins, AHP 1:21.50, 3. Julian Sibug, SOM 1:22.46.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage A 3:27.44 (AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, Daniel Burg, Rithvik Marri, Alessandro Pereira), 2. Somerset A 3:35.39, 3. American Heritage B 4:12.49.

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

Archbishop McCarthy Girls, American Heritage Boys Sweep; SOFLO’s Calista Harries, Nathaniel Garrick Double Winners


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, September 14, 2022–Archbishop McCarthy girls and American Heritage Plantation boys each picked up two wins in a tri-meet on Wednesday at the Patriots’ pool.

The Maverick girls, led by double winner Calista Harries, defeated American Heritage Plantation, 190-121, and Chaminade-Madonna, 278-16. In the other competition, American Heritage Plantation topped Chaminade-Madonna, 195-19.

Harries, who trains with South Florida Aquatic Club, won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:46.67 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:17.77. She also anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay that won in 4:03.84 with teammates Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, Makalia Blanchard and Tamalia Blanchard.

The best girls’ race was the 100-yard freestyle where Amari Porter of American Heritage Plantation won in 59.07 just ahead of Makaila Blanchard of Archbishop McCarthy in 59.33.

In the boys’ competition, American Heritage Plantation swept Chaminade-Madonna, 198-84, and Archbishop McCarthy, 182-141. In the other meet, Archbishop McCarthy defeated Chaminade-Madonna 209-98.

The Patriots were led by double winners Rithvik Marri and Alessandro Pereira. Both were also members of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Marri won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.03 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:10.80.

Pereira won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.74 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.90.

In the best boys’ race, Leonardo Garcia of Chaminade-Madonna edged AuJavae Dixon Whtifield of American Heritage Plantation by 3/100ths of a second, 53.32-53.35 in the 100-yard freestyle.

Archbishop McCarthy was led by double winner Nathaniel Garrick, who also trains at SOFLO. The Mavericks’ team captain won the 100-yard butterfly in 57.99 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.34.

COMBINED
Archbishop McCarthy 487, Chaminade Madonna 114
American Heritage Plantation 393, Chaminade Madonna 103
Archbishop McCarthy 331, American Heritage Plantation 303

GIRLS
Archbishop McCarthy 278, Chaminade Madonna 16
American Heritage Plantation 195, Chaminade Madonna 19
Archbishop McCarthy 190, American Heritage Plantation 121

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 2:01.97 (Mia Guerrero, Katlyn Rhett, Audrey Prado, Amari Porter), 2. Archbishop McCarthy A 2:06.22, 3. Archbishop McCarthy B 2:19.33.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Audrey Prado, AHP 2:11.50, 2. Tamalia Blanchard, ARMC 2:16.13, 3. Carly Webby, ARMC 2:37.18.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, ARMC 2:35.66, 2. Sophia Spalding, ARMC 2:48.02, 3. None.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Makalia Blanchard, ARMC 26.72, 2. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 27.05, 3. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 27.63.

1-meter diving: None

100-yard butterfly: 1. Scarlett Kuchar, ARMC 1:25.20, 2. Gabriella Arauz, ARMC 1:30.55, 3. Alexa Young-Tem, ARMC 1:33.52.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Amari Porter, AHP 59.07, 2. Makalia Blanchard, ARMC 59.33, 3. Mia Guerrero, AHP 59.66.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Calista Harries, ARMC 5:46.67, 2. Audrey Prado, AHP 5:59.03, 3. Samantha Solis, ARMC 6:16.96.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy A 2:00.13 (Scarlett Kuchar, Sophia Spalding, Amalia Echeverry, Samantha Solis), 2. American Heritage Plantation 2:05.67, 3. Archbishop McCarthy B 2:13.87.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mia Guerrero, AHP 1:06.95, 2. Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, ARMC 1:09.10, 3. Amari Porter, AHP 1:10.90.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Calista Harries, ARMC 1:17.77, 2. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 1:18.61, 3. Wynona Brinkmann, AHP 1:22.28.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy A 4:03.84 (Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, Makalia Blanchard, Tamalia Blanchard, Calista Harries), 2. American Heritage Plantation A 4:11.00, 3. Archbishop McCarthy B 4:39.83.

BOYS
Archbishop McCarthy 209, Chaminade Madonna 98
American Heritage Plantation 198, Chaminade Madonna 84
American Heritage Plantation 182, Archbishop McCarthy 141

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:46.79 (Rithvik Marri, Alessandro Pereira, AuJavae Dixon Whtfield, Liam Garcia-Sierra), 2. Archbishop McCarthy A 1:52.21, 3. Chaminade Madonna 1:58.65.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 1:55.03, 2. Javier Guardia, ARMC 2:04.74, 3. Beckhem Korb, ARMC 2:25.68.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 2:03.74, 2. Tyler Zhou, AHP 2:14.10, 3. Leonardo Garcia, CHAM 2:17.16.

50-yard freestyle: 1. AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, AHP 23.87, 2. Barron Tate, CHAM 24.53, 3. Liam Garcia-Sierra, AHP 25.56.

1-meter diving: None

100-yard butterfly: 1. Nathaniel Garrick, ARMC 57.99, 2. Barron Tate, CHAM 1:03.34, 3. Luca Molaro, ARMC 1:04.73.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Leonardo Garcia, CHAM 53.32, 2. AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, AHP 53.35, 3. Javier Guardia, ARMC 55.02.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 5:10.80, 2. Mason Jimenez, ARMC 5:27.59, 3. Liam Garcia-Sierra, AHP 5:33.77.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Chaminade-Madonna 1:42.96 (Barron Tate, Christian Font, Jorge Garcia, Leonardo Garcia), 2. Archbishop McCarthy A 1:48.86. 3. Archbishop McCarthy B 1:58.87.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nathaniel Garrick, ARMC 1:01.34, 2. Pedro Medina, ARMC 1:07.69, 3. Sean Vittanakorn, AHP 1:16.60.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 1:04.90, 2. Tyler Zhou, AHP 1:10.16, 3. Luca Molaro, ARMC 1:13.03.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 3:29.22 (AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, Tyler Zhou, Rithvik Marri, Alessandro Pereira), 2. Archbishop McCarthy A 3:42.00, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 4:21.51.

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

TYR FEBRUARY BOY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Tristan Dons


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Heritage Plantation, Somerset Academy Split Dual Meet


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

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

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

Plantation American Heritage swept all three girls’ relays.

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

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

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

COMBINED
Somerset Academy 163, American Heritage Plantation 162

GIRLS
Somerset Academy 88, American Heritage 77

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOYS
American Heritage 85, Somerset Academy 75

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pine Crest Panthers Top American Heritage Plantation In Dual Meet


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, October 6, 2021–The Pine Crest Panthers dominated American Heritage Plantation in a dual meet Wednesday at the winners’ pool.

The Panthers girls team won 142-37, and boys team won, 136-44.

Pine Crest won all of the girls’ individual events and three relays, including two “B” relays.

The Panthers had three double winners: Riley Botting, Isabella Chambers and Julia Podkoscielny.

Botting won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:10.91 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.55.

Chambers won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.94 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:17.28.

The versatile Podkoscielny won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.25 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.66.

Ava Anderson won the girls’ 1-meter diving with 233.32 points.

Pine Crest swept all three boys relays and won all individual events except two.

Kingsley Bailey was a double winner for the Panthers in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:53.95 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.51.

Five-time defending state champion Kevin Mendez competed in his second meet of the season, winning with 324.00 points. Pine Crest swept the top four spots on 1-meter.

American Heritage Plantation had two winners: Rithvik Marri in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.78 and Alessandro Pereira in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.96.

GIRLS
Pine Crest 142, American Heritage Plantation 37

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest B 1:52.57, 2. American Heritage Plantation 2:03.36, 3. Pine Crest A 2:07.09.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Lara Jones, PC 2:02.58, 2. Charley Goldstein, PC 2:04.55, 3. Esther Lin, PC 2:12.54.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Riley Botting, PC 2:10.91, 2. Sara Lin, PC :16.74, 3. Emma Gomez, PC 2:32.66.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Chambers, PC 24.94, 2. Bella Egizi, PC 26.61, 3. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 28.02.

1-meter diving: 1. Ava Anderon, PC 233.32, 3. Sarrah Ghadiali, PC 211.34.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 58.25, 2. Sara Lin, PC 1:02.57, 3. Audrey Prado, AHP 1:09.09.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Hanna Smith, PC 53.73, 2. Charley Goldstein, PC 57.28, 3. Esther Lin, PC 57.33.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Chambers, PC 5:17.28, 2. Lauren Balfour, PC 5:26.23, 3. Audrey Prado, AHP 5:51.94.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:44.17, 2. Pine Crest B 1:58.65, 3. American Heritage Plantation 2:03.14.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:01.55, 2. Lauren Balfour, PC 1:03.67, 3. Bella Egizi, PC 1:05.90.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:06.66, 2. Lara Jones, PC 1:10.54, 3. Amari Porter, AHP 1:17.77.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest B 3:42.58, 2. Pine Crest A 3:48.96, 3. American Heritage Plantation 4:10.42.

BOYS
Pine Crest 136, American Heritage Plantation 44

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:47.63, 2. American Heritage Plantation 1:48.32, 3. Pine Crest B 1:48.58.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 1:48.78, 2. Colin Nealy, PC 1:48.97, 3. Roman Ferrara, PC 1:57.83.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 2:02.96, 2. Ronin Jones, PC 2:08.05, 3. Jake Jones, PC 2:13.67.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Lucas Opperman, PC 23.53, 2. Daniel Burg, AHP 24.27, 3. Victor Lago, PC 25.07.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 324.00, 2. Allen Levitis, PC 237.59, 3. Danyal Ghadiali, PC 192.30.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Colin Nealy, PC 54.67, 2. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 56.25, 3. Christopher Lin, PC 1:05.03.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Rafael Opperman, PC 53.37, 2. Kian Saffari, PC 55.76, 3. Freddy Rosenthal, PC 56.30.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Kingsley Bailey, PC 4:53.95, 2. Rithvik Marri, AHP 5:02.57, 3. Roman Ferrara, PC 5:23.95.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest B 1:33.74, 2. Pine Crest A 1:35.49, 3. Pine Crest C 1:45.13.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kingsley Bailey, PC 1:00.51, 2. Ronin Jones, PC 1:02.94, 3. Leo Hauser, PC 1:10.48.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Wyatt Denhard, PC 1:04.19, 2. Jake Jones, PC 1:05.02, 3. Daniel Burg, AHP 1:09.04.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest B 3:25.90, 2. Pine Crest A 3:34.74, 3. Pine Crest C 3:38.00.

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

American Heritage Plantation Sweeps Archbishop McCarthy, American Heritage Delray Beach


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, September 29, 2021–American Heritage Plantation won its home tri-meet against Archbishop McCarthy and American Heritage Delray Beach on Wednesday at the Patriots’ pool.

It was the Patriots’ third meet of the season.

American Heritage Plantation girls edged Archbishop McCarthy, 79-72, and defeated sister school American Heritage Delray Beach, 90-47. In the other match, Archbishop McCarthy defeated American Heritage Delray Beach, 102.50-44.50.

In the boys’ competition, American Heritage Plantation defeated Archbishop McCarthy, 88-71, and American Heritage Delray Beach, 99-39. In the other match, Archbishop McCarthy topped American Heritage Delray Beach, 111-38.

The girls’ team swept all three relays including the meet-clinching 400-yard freestyle in 4:10.48 with Mila Bond, Amari Porter, Audrey Prado and Eva Pierre-Antoine.

The Patriots also had three individual winners: Eva Pierre-Antoine in the 200-yard freestyle (2:21.06), Amari Porter in the 100-yard butterfly (1:07.45) and Audrey Prado in the 500-yard freestyle (5:47.84).

Syven Walker of Archbishop McCarthy was a double winner in the 50-yard freestyle (25.86) and 100-yard freestyle (57.36).

Ainsley Lappas-Ford of American Heritage Delray Beach was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley (2:27.35) and 100-yard backstroke (1:07.61).

In the boys’ competition, American Heritage Plantation swept all three relays.

Alessandro Pereira and Rithvik Marri were double winners for the Patriots. Pereira won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.06 and 100-yard butterfly in 57.06. Marri won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.24 and 400-yard freestyle in 5:04.53.

Nathaniel Garrick of Archbishop McCarthy won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.25 and was second in the 50-yard freestyle.

American Heritage Plantation’s next meet is Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Pine Crest at 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS
American Heritage Plantation 79, Archbishop McCarthy 77
American Heritage Plantation 90, American Heritage Delray Beach 47
Archbishop McCarthy 102.50, American Heritage Delray Beach 44.50

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 2:05.82 (Mia Guerrero, Wynona Brinkman, Amari Porter, Eva Pierre-Antoine), 2. Archbishop McCarthy A 2:08.14, 3. Archbishop McCarthy B 2:09.58.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Eva Pierre-Antoine, AHP 2:21.06, 2. Scarlett Kuchar, ARCH 2:23.25, 3. Mia Levine, AHDB 2:38.14.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Ainsley Lappas-Ford, AHDB 2:27.35, 2. Audrey Prado, AHP 2:27.45, 3. Calista Harries, ARCH 2:38.09.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Syven Walker, ARCH 25.86, 2. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 27.34, 3. Julia Rock, AHDB 28.03.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Amari Porter, AHP 1:07.45, 2. Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, ARCH 1:13.44, 3. tie, Mia Levine, AHDB and Mia Escudero, ARCH 1:21.26.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Syven Walker, ARCH 57.36, 2. Eva Pierre-Antoine, AHP 58.92, 3. Mila Bond, AHP 1:02.89.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Audrey Prado, AHP 5:47.84, 2. Savannah Korb, ARCH 6:05.86, 3. Carly Webby, ARCH 6:39.74.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 1:54.98 (Mia Guerrero, Mila Bond, Wynona Brinkmann, Audrey Prado), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 1:55.86, 3. American Heritage Delray Beach 2:08.78.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ainsley Lappas-Ford, AHDB 1:07.61, 2. Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, ARCH 1:13.66, 3. Cynthia Chamoun, ARCH 1:14.51.

100-year breaststroke: 1. Julia Rock, AHDB 1:15.76, 2. Amari Porter, AHP 1:17.86, 3. Wynona Brink,amm, AHP 1:19.90.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 4:10.48 (Mila Bond, Amari Porter, Audrey Prado, Eva Pierre-Antoine), 2. Archbishop McCarthy A 4:12.57, 2. Archbishop McCarthy B 4:54.08.

BOYS
American Heritage Plantation 88, Archbishop McCarthy 71
American Heritage Plantation 99, American Heritage Delray Beach 39
Archbishop McCarthy 111, American Heritage Delray Beach 38

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 1:45.77 (Rithvik Marri, Daniel Burg, Alessandro Pereira, Kirill Prikhodko), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 1:55.92, 3. American Heritage Delray Beach 2:05.68.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 1:52.06, 2. Yanjun Wang, AHP 2:06.22, 3. Stefano Musso, ARCH 2:23.36.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 2:08.24, 2. Tyler Zhou, AHP 2:15.54, 3. Pablo Gomez, ARCH 2:29.15.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kirill Prikhodko, AHP 23.67, 2. Nathaniel Garrick, ARCH 24.09.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 57.06, 2. Tyler Zhou, AHP 1:04.24, 3. Luca Molaro, ARCH 1:05.48.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kirill Prikhodko, AHP 52.24, 2. Gabriel Rubio, ARCH 55.27, 3. Yanjun Wang, AHP 57.16.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 5:04.53, 2. Pedro Medina, ARCH 5:46.79, 3. Michael Ryan, ARCH 6:45.97.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 1:45.17 (Odin Farkas, Yanjun Wang, Tyker Zhou, Sean Vittanakorn), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 1:51.14, 3. American Heritage Delray Beach 1:56.99.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nathaniel Garrick, ARCH 1:01.25, 2. Marcus Scott, ARCH 1:09.35, 3. Yuhan Niu, AHDB 1:16.40.

100-year breaststroke: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 1:09.96, 2. Luca Molaro, ARCH 1:15.33, 3. Pablo Gomez, ARCH 1:16.21.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 3:31.76 (Alessandro Pereira, Rithvik Marri, Kirill Prikhodko, Daniel Burg), 2. Archbishop McvCarthy 3:57.32, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 4:04.63.

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

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Nico Rossi


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, May 13, 2021–For nearly thirteen years at South Florida Aquatic Club, Nicolas Rossi always has a smile on his face.

Rossi had the work ethic, drive and passion for the sport, but more importantly he made swimming fun and was fun to be around on the pool deck.

“He made everyone laugh, he was always a clown, he made me laugh,” said SOFLO age group coach Rose Lockie, who coached him for three years. “Nico is always smiling. How can you get angry at Nico? He is well-liked and a nice kid. He always made it a point to say hello even after he left my group and got older.”

Added Rossi, “As a person, I don’t take much stuff seriously, I like to mess around, but not in a bad way. I like to stay loose and not stress about a lot. I like to bring that out and calm everyone down. If everyone is relaxed around me, I guess it worked.”

Rossi, 18, graduates from American Heritage Plantation High School on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium. He is headed to Florida State this fall but has chosen not to swim collegiately. He is undecided about his major.

“I want to be able to find a passion that I will be able to do happily for the rest of my life,” Rossi said.

“It will be a change not swimming,” Rossi said. “I think I’m going to take a break for a while. But I think I will end up going back to it, it’s been such a big part of my life.”

Rossi said he will miss his teammates the most.

“I will miss the camaraderie and messing around at practice,” Rossi said. “When you swim, for the most part it is an individual sport, so being able to have people who support you and are there whenever you need them is a big thing.

“I don’t remember any bad moments at SOFLO. I had a great time every day I was there. The 13 years, training, sacrifice…100 percent worth it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I think I accomplished everything I wanted to at SOFLO. I don’t have any regrets that really stand out.”

Rossi has been swimming as long as he can remember. His father was also a swimmer. Rossi played football, basketball and baseball but found his niche in swimming. If he wasn’t swimming, he said he would probably be playing wide receiver in football.

“Swimming kind of engaged me more,” Rossi said. “When I was younger I was good at it so the competitiveness was a huge part of it. I liked not having to depend on anyone else and having the pressure being solely on me to do well. I think I always took the sport seriously.”

Despite a few injuries including a shoulder injury during the summer before his junior year, Rossi has been most pleased with his consistency throughout the years.

Thanks to swimming, Rossi was disciplined with his time when it came to both the classroom and training.

“Obviously, if you don’t have any after-school activities you’re going to have six hours out of the day where you just kind of have nothing to do. Swimming gave me something to do and let my energy out.

“It helped me focus on time management outside of school and take control of my life. I learned how to manage the academics along with the athletics. It just really shaped who I am. I wouldn’t be the person I am without having swimming for 13 years. It’s almost like swimming is part of my personality now.”

Rossi is one of 23 graduating seniors who will be honored Sunday, May 23 during Seniors Night in an intimate setting at Academic Village Pool.

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