Swim4Nick Swim Clinic Set For August 21 At Plantation Aquatic Complex


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, August 10, 2022—The fifth annual Swim4Nick Swim Clinic is set for Sunday, August 21 at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The free clinic, that benefits the Nicholas Dworet Memorial Fund, Inc., is for novice and intermediate, middle and high school swimmers. It is a clinic and not a swim lesson. Participants should know all four strokes. The clinic is 9 a.m.-noon.

The clinic is meant to help local swimmers improve their swim strokes as well as bring swimmers from different high school and club swim teams together for a day of fun and remembering Nicholas Dworet and to help keep his legacy alive.

Dworet was killed Feb. 14, 2018 in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting. Dworet started swimming at age 7 and had a scholarship waiting for him at University of Indianapolis the fall of 2018 and hoped to swim in the 2020 Summer Tokyo Olympics.

Dworet was always helping friends and teammates. In his memory, the swim clinic is held in his honor for swimmers who want to improve through hard work and dedication just as Dworet did through the years.

High school, college and club coaches will be on hand to work with swimmers. Swimmers will be coached on all four swim strokes and will move from station to station to get tips from the coaches.

There will be giveaways and raffles. Swimmers will receive a welcome gift. After the clinic swimmers will enjoy a pizza lunch and raffle where every swimmer will receive a prize.

Since it was started, the clinic has hosted nearly 300 swimmers of all ages. The Nicholas Dworet Memorial Fund, Inc. has given away more than $18,000 in scholarships and aid to local swimmers.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Ana Frable was among scholarship recipients this year. Other recipients were Alejandro Huerta, Tristan Bragg, Joshua Cajuste, Maggie Carlson and Giulianna Garcia.

Registration closes Friday, August 19. To register go to http://www.swim4nick.org or email nicholasdworetfund@gmail.com. No children under 8 years old will be allowed to participate. The Nicholas Dworet Fund, Inc. Swim4Nick is a 501C(3) charity.

OPEN WATER SWIMMING
The second annual Swim With Nick Ocean Race, presented by Salty Sports Society, is Oct. 1 at 7:30 a.m. at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park in Dania Beach. Distances are 500 yards, 1.2 and 2.4 miles. Presenting sponsor is Broward Health Coral Springs. To register go to http://www.swim4nick.org.

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

SOFLO’s Ana Frable One Of Seven Nicholas Dworet Memorial Fund Scholarship Winners


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, July 8, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club’s Ana Luisa Frable is one of seven senior high school swimmers awarded a $1,000 college scholarship named in honor of Nicholas Dworet.

“We think you are a perfect example of the type of swimmer that we are happy to support,” wrote treasurer Joe Chiarella in her notification letter.

The former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School swim captain and honors student was one of 17 killed Feb. 14, 2018 in a mass shooting on the Douglas campus.

Dworet was preparing at TS Aquatics Swim Club to swim in college after earning a scholarship to the University of Indianapolis and had aspirations to represent Sweden in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

The $1,000 scholarship from the 2022 TS Aquatics Nicholas Dworet Memorial Fund will be used towards the Miami Palmetto High School senior’s college education according to the Swim4 Nick Fund’s Board of Directors.

Frable is outspoken when it comes to promoting gun control, stricter laws and advocating for safer schools. She was a third grader at nearby O’Head Meadow Elementary in Newton, Conn. when Sandy Hook Elementary became the site of the Dec. 14, 2012 deadly killings of 26 people including 20 children ages 6 and 7. Frable’s friend from her swim team, Daniel Barden, tragically died during the attack.

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

Girl Power Leads SOFLO On Final Day Of Sunrise Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, December 17, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club’s girl power took center stage on the final day of the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Sunday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Sophia Avila, 10, was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:13.17 and third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 40.00. She finished with 26 points in high point.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 13, was third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 31.47.

Ana Frable, 15, was third in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:32.84.

Kaitlyn Consuegra, 13, was fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 20:33.65. It was her highest finish of the three-day meet.

Alessandra Gendarmi, 9, was fourth in the 50-yard breststroke in 46.40. She finished with 25 points in high point.

SOFLO’s girls 7-10 200-yard freestyle relay was second in 2:23.04.

Emiliano Cavani, 10, was SOFLO’s top boys finisher placing fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 47.47. He had 13 points in high point.

SOFLO was among a 13-team field of mostly Florida Gold Coast swim clubs. The field featured Alper J Swim Club, Asoc. Natacion El Milenio, Broward Elite, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Gulliver, Hammerhead Aquatics, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Speed World Swimming, SwimFast, host Sunrise Swimming and three unattached teams.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Cecilia Mirones, SUN 20:57.36; 13-14, 1. Kaitlyn Bonasera, CSSC 18:22.61; SOFLO: 4. Kaitlyn Consuegra 20:33.63; 15-and-over, 1. Victoria Landron, SUN 19:00.90.

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise 2:22.36, 2. SOFLO 2:23.04 (no names submitted), 3. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:27.73; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:52.14; 13-14, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:44.85; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:47.52, 2. Sunrise 1:50.41, 3. SOFLO 1:54.59 (no names submitted).

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 2:43.12; SOFLO: 6. Saree Young 3;19.26, 7. Alessandra Gendarmi 3:19.73; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 2:21.04; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 2:12.31; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 2:16.73; SOFLO: 8. Ana Frable 2:35.25.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 1:06.72; SOFLO: 3. Sophia Avila 1:13.17, 5. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:16.89, time drop, 7. Alexandra Strong 1:21.30; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 57.35; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 56.49; SOFLO: 7. Ava Kuznik 59.78; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 55.28; SOFLO: 8. Sophia Bedoya 1:03.56.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 35.08; SOFLO: 3. Sophia Avila 40.00, time drop, 7. Jemma Baldwin 42.93, 8. Alexandra Strong 44.23; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 30.19; 13-14, 1. Camille Schechter, CANE 30.29; SOFLO: 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 31.47, time drop, 7. Ava Kuznik 33.03, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 28.91.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 2:38.64; SOFLO: 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 2:25.84; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 2:29.78; SOFLO: 6. Olivia Ware 2:54.46.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Carly Chin, CSSC 1:26.81; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 1:05.67; 13-14, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 1:01.20; SOFLO: 8. Ava Kuznik 1:11.13; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 1:00.96.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 41.75; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 46.40, 5. Shelby Evans 46.56, 8. Sophia Avila 50.46, time drop; 11-12, 1. Reese Rosenthal, GRSC 33.88; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 31.60; 15-and-over, 1. Ray Young, CSSC 32.80.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 2:19.96; 13-14, 1. Anabela Shearer, SUN 2:16.96; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 2:16.58; SOFLO: 3. Ana Frable 2:32.84, time drop.

BOYS

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 19:55.98; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvares, CSSC 18:24.54; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 16:25.29.

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise 2:01.34; 11-12, 1. Lake Lytal Lightning 1:57.10; 13-14, None; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:36.29.

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 2:32.04; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 2:14.61; 13-14, 1. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 2:15.15; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 2:25.98, 8. Austin Nelson 2:32.87; 15-and-over, 1. Roberto Valdes, GRSC 2:00.85.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:03.23; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 57.77; SOFLO: 6. Alessio Mazzi 1:05.83, time drop; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 53.69; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Harnandez 57.98, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 47.21.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 34.74; SOFLO: 8. Emiliano Cavani 43.05, time drop; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 29.65; SOFLO: 7. Alessio Mazzi 36.69; 13-14, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora, SUN 30.00; SOFLO: 3. Austin Nelson 30.51, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 26.21.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:40.76; 13-14, 1. Charles Wingold, HAFL 2:40.39; 15-and-over, 1. Roberto Valdes, GRSC 2:14.68.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:11.35; SOFLO: 3. Emiliano Cavani 1:45.29; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 1:03.81; 13-14, 1. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 1:00.12; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 1:09.03; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 53.20.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 38.76; SOFLO: 4. Emiliano Cavani 47.47, time drop; 11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 33.98; 13-14, 1. Maximus Pagan, GRSC 34.54; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Domecq, CSSC 28.99.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Ares Rilo SUN 2:28.77; 13-14, 1. Ivan Grass, GRSC 2:22.47; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:54.30.

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