Cutler Bay, Miami Beach Win Team Titles In Weather-Shortened Ransom-Everglades School Invite; SOFLO Girl Swimmers Dominate


By Sharon Robb
COCONUT GROVE, September 17, 2022–Cutler Bay and Miami Beach won the girls and boys team titles in the lightning-abbreviated 24th annual Ransom Everglades Invite Saturday at Ansin Aquatics Center.

The timed final eight-team meet was called during the boys’ 100-yard backstroke and girls’ 100 breaststroke heats because of lightning but not before South Florida Aquatic Club girls came up big for Cutler Bay.

Cutler Bay, led by SOFLO swimmers’ six individual event victories and one relay win, won the girls team title with 356 points. Carrollton was runner-up with 339.

Miami Beach, led by double winner Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, won the boys team title with 424.5 points. Ransom-Everglades was runner-up with 372 points.

Host Ransom-Everglades, buoyed by depth, won the combined team title with 696 points. Cutler Bay was second with 612. They were the only teams to top the 600-point mark.

SOFLO’s Maddy Smutny and Natalie Gembicki were double winners for Cutler Bay.

Smutny, a senior, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.18 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:12.24 ahead of SOFLO teammate Izzy Wilson of Carrollton in 5:16.03.

Gembicki, also a senior, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:17.00 and 100-yard freestyle in 55.81.

Other Cutler Bay/SOFLO winners were freshman Jenesys Amores in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.31 and sophomore Katelyn Gembicki in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.69.

The SOFLO foursome of Amores, Elise Dinehart, Maddy Smutny and Natalie Gembecki won the 200-yard medley relay for Cutler Bay in 1:55.96.

Olivia Dinehart swam an exhibition in the 200-yard individual medley race in 2:12.34. Dinehart was set to take the SAT but for some reason her registration got canceled and meet organizers would not allow her to enter late.

Cutler Bay junior Austin Nelson was the lone SOFLO boys winner. Nelson won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:53.49 and was a member of the third place 200-yard medley relay team that finished in 1:48.44 with Nicholas Mejia, Jaden Amores and Armando Bertea.

Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula of Miami Beach was a double winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.23 and 100-yard freestyle in 47.50.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS

  1. Ransom-Everglades 696, 2. Cutler Bay 612, 3. Miami Beach 525.5, 4. Miami Country Day 485, 5. Immaculata-La Salle 226, 6. Westminster Christian 193, 7. Doctors Charter School 63.5, 8. Keys Gate Charter 44.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Cutler Bay 356, 2. Carrollton 339, 3. Ransom-Everglades 324, 4. Miami Country Day 270, 5. Miami Beach 101, 6. Immaculata-La Salle 88, 7. Westminster Christian 84, 8. Doctors Charter School 33, 9. Keys Gate Charter 14.
    GIRLS RESULTS
    200-yard medley relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:55.96 (Jenesys Amores, Elise Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Natalie Gembicki), 2. Carrollton 2:01.36 (Izzy Wilson, Alexandra De Angulo, Katia Alonso, Mila Fanjul), 3. Ransom Everglades 2:01.42.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 1:57.18, 2. Hannah Webb, MCDS 2:00.69, 3. Izzy Wilson, CAR 2:02.23.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Natalie Gembicki, CB 2:17.00, 2. Elise Dinehart, CB 2:23.58, 3. Sophia Lindfield, RANS 2:26.76; EXHIB: Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:12.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 25.69, 2. Marcella Orlandini, ILAS 25.89, 3. Luna Balzano, MB 26.63.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kiera Rampersad, RANS 58.59, 2. Hannah Webb, MC 59.72, 3. Alexandra De Angulo, CAR 1:03.23, 4. Lydia Smutny, CB 1:05.10.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Natalie Gembicki, CB 55.81, 2. Marcella Orlandini, ILAS 56.56, 3. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 57.84.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:12.24, 2. Izzy Wison, CAR 5:16.03, 3. Caitlin Martinez, CB 5:30.64, 4. Jenesys Amores, CB 5:30.96.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Miami Country Day 1:50.32 (Hannah Webb, Sidney Lydecker, Madison Castro, Olivia Quintaine), 2. Cutler Bay 1:51.32 (Katelyn Gembicki, Ainsley Miller, Lydia Smutny, Caitlin Martinez), 3. Ransom Everglades 1:56.85.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jenesys Amores, CB 1:04.31, 2. Lydia Smutny, CB 1:06.89, 3. Sophia Linfield, RANS 1:07.76.

100-yard breaststroke: CANCELLED LIGHTNING
400-yard freestyle relay: CANCELLED LIGHTNING

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Miami Beach 424.5, 2. Ransom- Everglades 372, 3. Cutler Bay 256, 4. Miami Country Day 215, 5. Immaculata-La Salle 138, 6. Westminster Christian 109, 7. Doctors Charter School 30.5, 8. Keys Gate Charter 30.

BOYS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Miami Beach 1:40.99 (Andy Serrano-Pena, Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, Leonardo Lopez-Casula, Tomas Fermin), 2. Ransom Everglades 1:47.42, 3. Cutler Bay 1:48.44 (Austin Nelson, Nicholas Mejia, Jaden Amores, Armando Bertea).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Tomas Fermin, MB 1:46.05, 2. Ethan Sullivan, RANS 1:55.23, 3. Mathias Alvarado, MB 1:56.79.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Dylan Smiley, MC 1:56.03, 2. Pablo Lopez Franco, ILAS 1:58.16, 3. Lucas Franchak, ILAS 2:10.08, 4. Nicholas Pelaez, CB 2:11.91.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, MB 21.23, 2. Victor Perez, RANS 24.03, 3. Julius Reus, MC 24.10.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, MB 53.11, 2. Nohan Gomez, RANS 54.45, 3. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, MB 55.13, 6. Jaden Amores, CB 56.46.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, MB 47.50, 2. Evan Wilson, DR 49.53, 3. Mathias Alvarado, MB 52.83.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Austin Nelson, CB 4:53.49, 2. Nicholas Pelaez, CB 5:08.34, 4. Ethan Sullivan, RANS 5:09.28.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Immaculata La Salle 1:34.77 (Lucas Young, Joaquin Espinal, Lucas Franchak, Pablo Lopez Franco), 2. Miami Beach 1:35.66, 3. Ransom Everglades 1:37.75.

100-yard backstroke: CANCELLED LIGHTNING
100-yard breaststroke: CANCELLED LIGHTNING
400-yard freestyle relay: CANCELLED LIGHTNING

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

SOFLO Swimmers Begin Competing Wednesday At USA Swimming Futures Championship


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TYR OCTOBER BOY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Austin Nelson


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, December 1, 2021–Austin Nelson is beginning to see his hard work and dedication in swimming pay off.

The Cutler Bay High School sophomore who trains with longtime coach Lou Manganiello at South Florida Aquatic Club’s Miami training site is coming off an outstanding high school season.

Nelson, 16, dropped his 500-yard freestyle time from 4:56.43 at districts to 4:45.05 at regions to qualify for the FHSAA Class 1A State Meet for the first time in an individual event. His previous best was 4:54.95. He finalled in the 500 at the state meet finishing eighth in 4:43.19.

Nelson also improved his 100-yard backstroke from 57.55 at districts to 54.56 at regions, another state qualifying time. His previous best was 56.88. He also qualified on two relays.

As a freshman, he made his state meet debut as a relay member on the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Nelson has been swimming since August 2012. One of his parents’ friends told them about swimming and his mom suggested he give it a try.

“I did and now I’m here,” Nelson said.

Nelson grew up at the Miami pool. He credits Manganiello with his successful rise in swimming.

“Coach Lou has been huge in my swimming,” Nelson said. “He has helped me through a lot of it. He has been there through everything and been a big aspect of my swimming career.”

Nelson has been happy with his swimming at the bigger meets.

“My most accomplished meet would be states,” Nelson said. “My biggest club meet was summer sectionals [at age 15]. I did pretty good there. I swam the 400 free and 200 back and dropped times in both.”

Currently Nelson said he is working towards his Futures cuts in the 100 and 200 backstroke events and 500 freestyle.

“I would like to get at least one Futures cut before the end of the year,” said Nelson, who will go after it at the Dec. 9-12 31st annual Speedo Winter Championships. “After that I would like to keep shaving down times and eventually get to Winter Juniors, Summer Juniors and other big meets.”

Nelson loves to compete when it comes to meets.

“I like the racing aspect, when you’re up on the block and you are getting ready for the racing part,” he said. “I am competitive.

“Swimming is a big part of my life. There’s nine practices a week and that takes up a lot of time. It’s usually two hours and that takes up most of my afternoon. Sometime it’s early in the morning. There’s very minimal room to do out-of-practice activities.

“For me it’s more swimming and school now. In the long run I found that I can get more opportunities with swimming and school than let’s say going out to the movies or going to a party.”

The sport has also helped Nelson budget his time wisely.

“It’s helped me with my time management and discipline. I have more respect for adults due to the high level of respect I have for Coach Lou.

“Coach Lou has been there since Day One. He is still going to be a big aspect for the next two years I will be swimming. He writes the practices that are going to help me get these cuts I want to be getting.”

Nelson is already looking forward to swimming in college. His top three choices are Florida, Texas and Georgia.

“I think for a swimmer to be successful the mental aspect is important,” Nelson said. “You have be mentally fit and determined. It’s also the in-practice effort. You have to show effort in practice and you have to try to come to practice with as positive an attitude as you can get when you see the practice. I train like I compete.”

Nelson said the turning point in his career came when the pandemic first started in March 2020 and swimmers had to quarantine and could not swim in club pools.

“I was thinking a lot of people would be dropping out of the sport,” Nelson said. “I thought it was my time to improve and drop time. I started working hard when we got back into the pool. My turning point would have been the summer of my freshman year.”

Nelson has been fortunate to train with some talented swimmers at workouts. The elite group brings out the best in each other.

“I have a lot of fast teammates down here in Miami,” Nelson said. “They have helped push me through the hard practices, the 500 race-pace practices, those kind of practices.

“In workout I think of my goals,” he said. “Like today in practice I was trying to focus on my Futures cut, just thinking of my goals and where I want to be and where this could take me eventually.”

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

Ransom Everglades Sweep District 12-1A Titles, SOFLO Swimmers Dominate; Benjamin Girls, Lincoln Park Boys Win District 9-1A Titles At Indian River


By Sharon Robb
MIAMI, October 20, 2021–It was a great day for South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers at the FHSAA District 12-1A Swimming Championships Wednesday at Ransom Everglades.

Auburn University commit Olivia Dinehart and Maddy Smutny were double winners for Cutler Bay and teammate Elena Dinehart was an individual winner.

Olivia Dinehart won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:10.36 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.79.

Maddy Smutny won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.84 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:08.19.

Elena Dinehart won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.56. She was also second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.57.

The foursome of Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny and Nat Gembicki were members of the winning 200-yard medley (1:51.62) and 400-yard freestyle relays (3:39.92).

Gembicki was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.82 and third in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.44.

Izzy Wilson of Carrollton was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:13.30.

Sophia Grubbs was third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:17.87 and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.10.

Ivan Grass was a double winner for the Cutler Bay boys. Grass won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.57 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:54.91.

Cutler Bay’s 400-yard freestyle relay won in 3:25.77 with SOFLO swimmers Adrian Hernandez, Ivan Grass, Austin Nelson and Alexander Miller.

Cutler Bay’s 200-yard medley relay won in 1:46.40 with SOFLO swimmers Nelson, Miller, Jaden Amores and Hernandez.

Jaden Amores was also second in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.46 and third in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.40.

Hernandez was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:04.53 and third in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.61.

Nelson was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:56.43 and 100-yard backstroke in 57.55.

Miller was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.43. Nicholas Pelaez of Cutler Bay was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.62.

The 1-meter diving is scheduled for Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Next up the Region 4-1A meet at NSU Aquatic Center on Oct, 29 at 10 a.m.

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Ransom Everglades 390, 2. Carrollton 324, 3. Cutler Bay 314, 4. Coral Shores 273, 5. Miami Country Day 208, 6. Immaculata LaSalle 142, 7. Westminster Christian 136, 8. Riviera Prep 88, 9. Doctors Charter 29.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:51.62 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Natalie Gembicki), 2. Ransom Everglades 1:54.70, 3. Carrollton 2:00.37.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 1:54.84, 2. Elena Dinehart, CB 1:55.57, 3. Nat Gembicki, CB 1:58.44.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:10.36, 2. Abbie Sargent, COSH 2:13.43, 3. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:17.87.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Hannah Webb, MCDY 25.06, 2. Alexandra Hommen, RANS 25.53, 3. Marcella Orlandini, ILAS 25.58.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kiera Rampersad, RANS 58.65, 2. Sabrina Shipley, RANS 1:02.17, 3. Alexandra De Angulo, CTON 1:03.41.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Hannah Webb, MCDY 53.80, 2. Nat Gembicki, CB 54.82, 3. Alexandra Hommen, RANS 55.96.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:08.19, 2. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:13.30, 3. Corley Smith, COSH 5:15.70.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Ransom Everglades 1:44.57 (Sabrina Shipley, Lauren Heller, Dylan Stone, Alexandra Hommen), 2. Coral Shores 1:45.29, 3. Miami Country Day 1:46.03, Cutler Bay DQ.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Elena Dinehart, CB 59.56, 2. Andrea Lopez-McNenney, COSH 1:03.65, 3. Vicky Pena, COSH 1:09.39.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:06.79, 2. Kiera Rampersad, RANS 1:07.49, 3. Abbie Sargent, COSH 1:08.10, 4. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:08.10.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay 3:39.92 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Nat Gembicki, Maddy Smutny), 2. Ransom Everglades 3:47.59, 3. Carrollton 3:57.94.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Ransom Everglades 409, 2. Cutler Bay 390, 3. Riviera Prep 245, 4. Miami Country Day 229, 5. Coral Shores 172, 6. Westminster Christian 136, 7. Doctors Charter 93, 8. Sports Leadership Academy 62, 9. Immaculata-LaSalle 52, 10. Miami Pace 42, 11. Miami Cushman 26, 12. Miami Archimedean 12.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:46.40 (Austin Nelson, Alexander Miller, Jaden Amores, Adrian Hernandez), 2. Miami Country Day 1:51.34, 3. Riviera Prep 1:51.50.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Ivan Grass, CB 1:52.57, 2. Nicholas Pelaez, CB 1:56.62, 3. Victor Perez, RANS 1:58.03.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Pablo Lopez Franco, ILAS 2:03.02, 2. Adrian Hernandez, CB 2:04.53, 3. Gabriel Navarro, DRCH 2:10.16.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Evan Wilson, DRCH 21.72, 2. Mario Solorzano, WC 22.58, 3. Stephen Baker, RANS 23.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 50.60, 2. Jaden Amores, CB 56.46, 3. Adrian Hernandez, CB 56.61.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Mario Solorzano, WC 50.50, 2. Alexander Miller, CB 51.43, 3. Stephan Baker, RANS 52.27.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Ivan Grass, CB 4:54.91, 2. Austin Nelson, CB 4:56.43, 3. Nohan Gomez, RANS 5:04.38.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Ransom Everglades 1:34.69 (Coren O’Brien, Victor Perez, Nohan Gomez, Stephan Baker), 2. Riviera Prep 1:35.23, 3. Cutler Bay 1:41.15 (Nicholas Pelaez, Ryan Elsheba, Jaden Amores, Adam Elsheha).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Pablo Lopez Franco, ILAS 55.26, 2. Austin Nelson, CB 57.55, 3. Jaden Amores, CB 58.40.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 58.70, 2. Evan Wilson, DRCH 1:00.99, 3. Gabriel Navarro, DRCH 1:04.62.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay, 3:25.77 (Adrian Hernandez, Ivan Grass, Austin Nelson, Alexander Miller), 2. Ransom Everglades 3:31.14, 3. Riviera Prep 3:38.38.

DISTRICT 9-1A RESULTS
at Indian River State College
GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Benjamin 505, 2. Lincoln Park Academy 367, 3. Somerset College Prep 288, 4. Jupiter Christian 258, 5. Pine School 172, 6. St. Edward’s 133, 7. John Carroll Catholic 59.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Benjamin (Kelly, Barkauskas, Bailey, D’Loughy) 2:04.70, 2. Jupiter Christian (Carpenito, McNeely, Meinke, Amersi) 2:08.24.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alanis Santiago (SOM) 1:57.74, 2. Ella Bailey (B) 2:00.50.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alexandra Stern (SE) 2:14.56, 2. Keyda Sagastume (SOM) 2:23.91.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Lily Amersi (JC) 26.66, 2. Annarose Hilhorst (LPA) 27.19.

Diving: 1. Sarah Napier (B) 385.35, 2. Kate Miklas (LPA) 297.60.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sterling Carr (LPA) 1:02.38, 2. Ella Bailey (B) 1:04.11.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Alanis Santiago (SOM) 53.97, 2. Allison Kelly (B) 55.58.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alexandra Stern (SE) 5:12.47, 2. Sophie Marx (B) 5:54.94.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset College Prep Academy (Sagastume, Scarcella, Viloria, Santiago) 1:48.40, 2. Benjamin (Kelly, Morgan, Barkauskas, Bailey) 1:48.54.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Keyda Sagastume (SOM) 1:02.22, 2. Allison Kelly (B) 1:02.58.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Anna Viloria (SOM) 1:19.00, 2. Paige Craven (B) 1:20.78.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset College Prep Academy (Sagastume, Scarcella, Viloria, Santiago) 3:59.29, 2. Benjamin (D’Loughy, Hellpern, Morgan, Marx) 4:14.96.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Lincoln Park Academy 411, 2. Benjamin 394, 3. Jupiter Christian 335, 4. Somerset College Prep Academy 312, 5. St. Edward’s 155, 6. Pine School 53, 7. John Carroll Catholic 2.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Jupiter Christian (Young, Pinera, Young, Howard) 1:53.72, 2. Benjamin (Kelly, Fleming Lake, Vidal, Quinn) 1:58.79.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jake Sciscente (LPA) 1:48.36, 2. Sawyer Pro (JC) 1:58.60.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alex Fleming Lake (B) 2:10.61, 2. Clayton Pinera (JC) 2:11.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Caden Quinn (B) 26.66, 2. Myles Armstrong (LPA) 27.31.

Diving: 1. Colin Stumbo (SOM) 304.40.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jake Sciscente (LPA) 52.59, 2. Tyler Kelly (B) 58.89.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Noah DiBernardo (LPA) 52.46, 2. Matthew Young (JC) 53.59.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Dillon Spooner (LPA) 5:14.61, 2. Alex Napier (B) 5:27.60.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Benjamin (Fleming Lake, Quinn, McCorkle, Kelly) 1:42.89, 2. Somerset College Prep Academy (Reed, Carlson, Campbell, Santiago) 1:47.16.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Surfiel Santiago (SOM) 58.92, 2. Noah DiBernardo (LPA) 1:00.53.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Clayton Pinera (JC) 1:07.41, 2. Alex Fleming Lake (B) 1:07.45.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jupiter Christian (Young, Pro, Young, Pinera) 3:36.58, 2. Lincoln Park Academy (Sciscente, Armstrong, DiBernardo, Spooner) 3:40.73.

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

Alan Bertea Top SOFLO Finisher In Coral Springs Open Invitational


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, February 10, 2020—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some good racing and had some nice time drops Saturday at the Coral Springs Open Invitational at Coral Springs Aquatic Center’s Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Alan Bertea, 15, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:23.77. Dario Martin, 15, of Olympus Swimming Club won the event in 2:09.82.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Izzy Wilson, 13, seventh in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:25.05 and ninth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:25.28, also a best time.

Elise Dinehart, 11, was tenth in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:50.96.

Adrian Hernandez, 14, was 11th in both the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:01.29 and 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 31.99.

Austin Nelson, 14, was 11th in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:17.59.

On Saturday only, SOFLO Sharks had 41 boys and 34 girls racing in 275 individual events.

The long course meters meet was timed finals.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard individual medley:
1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:15.61; SOFLO: 9. Izzy Wilson 2:25.28, time drop, 13. Lucy Smutny 2:26.44, 35. Sarah Vasquez 2:34.01, 38. Pilar Duranti 2:36.09, 47. Genesis Escobar 2:40.39.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Jaclyn Nelson, PB 1:03.00; SOFLO: 13. Lucy Smutny 1:06.62, 28. Mariana Pinto 1:10.17, 29. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:10.88, 38. Pilar Duranti 1:12.89, 46. Sofia Lugo 1:13.83, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 27.58; SOFLO: 22. Lucy Smutny 31.05, 26. Izzy Wilson 31.41, time drop, 42. Genesis Escobar 32.85, 46. Sofia Lugo 33.15, 48. Sarah Vasquez 33.40, time drop, 49. Lydia Smutny 33.51, time drop, 50. Olivia Ware 33.59, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
1. Rachel Yordi, EA 31.55; SOFLO: 19. Fiorella DiSalvo 37.43, 26. Elise Dinehart 38.03, 48. Mariana Pinto 40.77, 49. Genesis Escobar 41.03, time drop, 53. Gianna Martin 41.71, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Olivia Mason, CSSC 56.02; SOFLO: 17. Izzy Wilson 59.46, 19. Lucy Smutny 59.56, 47. Genesis Escobar 1:03.32, 55. Pilar Duranti 1:04.42.

200-yard butterfly:
1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:15.10; SOFLO: 7. Izzy Wilson 2:25.05, time drop, 13. Mariana Pinto 2:32.13, 16. Olivia Ware 2:44.60, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:35.54; SOFLO: 10. Elise Dinehart 2:50.96, time drop, 15. Sarah Vazquez 2:55.96, time drop, 18. Shelby Evans 3:01.50, time drop, 27. Gianna Martin 3:21.20, 30. Olivia Wilson 3:26.07, 31. Jordan Evans 3:26.55.

BOYS

200-yard individual medley:
1. Dario Martin, OSC 1:57.61; SOFLO: 8. Adrian Hernandez 2:10.26, time drop, 18. Austin Nelson 2:16.71, time drop, 21. Alan Bertea 2:18.21, 22. Luca Hincapie 2:18.43, time drop, 31. Ethan McPeek 2:22.74, 32. Hashan Ekanayake 2:23.56, time drop, 33. Felix Gonzalez 2:25.32, 35. Nicholas Pelaez 2:26.13, time drop, 36. Matthew Kim 2:26.39, 38. Jaden Amores 2:27.13, time drop, 49. Marvan Ekanayake 2:33.86.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Finn Winkler, EA 53.65; SOFLO: 11. Adrian Hernandez 1:01.29, time drop, 15. Kevin Moya 1:02.33, 19. Matthew Kim 1:04.50, 20. Ethan McPeek 1:04.54, 21. Jaden Amores 1:04.98, time drop, 29. Alejandro Mora 1:08.77, time drop, 30. Benjamin Kim 1:09.50, time drop, 32. Felix Gonzalez 1:09.69, 37. Nicholas Pelaez 1:11.43, 38. Ignacio Fernandez 1:11.80, time drop, 45. Giovanni Otrello 1:14.50, time drop, 48. Matt McVeigh 1:15.16.

50-yard butterfly:
1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 22.30; SOFLO: 27. Kevin Moya 27.27, 31. Alan Bertea 27.90, time drop, 33. Luca Hincapie 27.98, time drop, 36. Hashan Ekanayake 28.37, time drop, 41. Nicholas Pelaez 29.54, time drop, 42. Ethan McPeek 29.59, time drop, 43. Giovanni Otrello 29.60, 44. Marvan Ekanayake 29.95, 44. Austin Nelson 29.95, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
1. ario Mar 27,74; SOFLO: 11. Adrian Hernandez 31.99, time drop, 26. Matthew Kim 35.34, 27. Felipe Rodriguez 35.39, 30. Benjamin Kim 36.79, time drop, 33. Ryan Harries 37.09, 34. Abraham Penaloza 37.39, 40. Matt McVeigh 39.37.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 45.62; SOFLO: 20. Adrian Hernandez 53.36, time drop, 30. Hashan Ekanayake 55.63, time drop, 35. Austin Nelson 56.30, 38. Kevin Moya 56.55, 39. Alan Bertea 56.68, 40. Luca Hincapie 56.74, time drop, 46. Giovanni Otrello 58.01, time drop, 49. Felix Gonzalez 58.25, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:01.22; SOFLO: 11. Austin Nelson 2:17.59, time drop, 16. Nicholas Pelaez 2:21.91, time drop, 18. Jaden Amores 2:25.59, time drop, 19. Ethan McPeek 2:30.87, 22. Juan Vallmitjana 2:34.10, time drop, 23. Marvan Ekanayake 2:36.32.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:09.82; SOFLO: 4. Alan Bertea 2:23.77, 13. Giorgio Rusconi 2:38.07, time drop, 26. Felipe Rodriguez 2:50.96, time drop, 27. Ryan Harries 2:52.07, time drop, 34. Juan Vallmitjana 2:57.11, 36. Alex Viazmetinov 3:01.79, 38. Matt McVeigh 3:03.74.

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

Sophia Avila, Ruth Kauffman, Austin Nelson, Adrian Hernandez Lead SOFLO On Day Two Of Sunrise Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, December 15, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers stepped up on Day Two of the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Saturday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Several swimmers had top three finishes and best times.

Sophia Avila, 10, finished second in the 7-10 100-yard backstroke in 1:26.81. She swam a best time of 1:24.14 in morning prelims. She was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in 33.26, after dropping time in prelims in 32.78. She has 13 points in high point.

Ruth Kauffman, 16, was second in the 15-and-over 100-yard backstroke in 1:09.14. She first bettered her previous best time in prelims in 1:09.54 and came back in finals with another best time of 1:09.14. She has seven points in high point.

Austin Nelson, 13, was second in the 13-14 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:08.04. He has seven points in high point.

Adrian Hernandez, 13, had another good night placing second in the 13-14 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:09.51. He has eight points in high point. He improved his previous best in the event in both prelims and finals.

SOFLO is among a 13-team field of mostly Florida Gold Coast swim clubs. The field features 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.

In last year’s meet, SOFLO won the combined and boys team titles. The SOFLO boys team won with 815 points. Sunrise Swimming was runner-up with 575. The SOFLO girls team was second with 615 points behind Sunrise Swimming with 666. SOFLO won the combined team title with 1,430 points. Sunrise Swimming was second with 1,241.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
7-10, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 2:30.53, 2. SOFLO 2:40.51, 3. Sunrise 2:49.16; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 2:03.15, 2. Sunrise Swimming 2:12.27, 3. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:13.27; 13-14, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:55.00, 2. Sunrise 1:59.34, 3. Swim Fast 2:05.34, 4. SOFLO 2:06.87; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:57.91, 2. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:00.77, 3. Sunrise 2:00.88, 4. SOFLO 2:07.89.

200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 2:29.41; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 2:44.25; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 2:07.18; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 1:58.93; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 1:58.64.

100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 1:19.80; SOFLO: 2. Sophia Avila 1:26.81, best time in prelims, 5. Jemma Baldwin 1:30.29, 6. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:30.44, time drop, 8. Saree Young 1:33.02; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 1:04.76; 13-14, 1. Anabela Shearer, SUN 1:02.62; SOFLO: 8. Emma Schain 1:10.09; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 1:02.76; SOFLO: 2. Ruth Kauffman 1:09.14, time drop, 4. Daniela Barreto 1:12.45.

50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 34.92; SOFLO: 8. Caitlin Nguyen 44.08; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 29.71; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 28.09; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 27.20.

100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 34.92; SOFLO: 8. Caitlin Nguyen 44.08; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 29.71; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 28.09; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 27.20.

50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 29.92, 2. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 31.16, 3. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 33.26, best time in prelims; SOFLO: 5. Alessandra Gendarmi 34.50, time drop; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 26.87; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 26.47; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Mason, CSSC 25.48.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Gabby Meserole, LLL 2:41.45; 13-14, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 2:22.20; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 2:15.94.

100-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 1:16.37; SOFLO: 6. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:31.99, 7. Shelby Evans 1:36.22; 11-12, 1. Reese Rosenthal, GRSC 1:08.15; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 1:02.39; SOFLO: 8. Reagan Lowe 1:12.97; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 1:03.58; SOFLO: 7. Ana Frable 1:11.48..

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise Swimming 2:22.23; 11-12, 1. Sunrise Swimming 2:16.85; 13-14, 1. Sunrise Swimming 1:53.47; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:44.94.

200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 2:22.08; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 2:03.71; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 1:57.17; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 1:44.52.

100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 1:14.11; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 1:08.23; SOFLO: 7. Benjamin Kim 1:18.52; 13-14, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora 1:03.55; SOFLO: 2. Austin Nelson 1:08.04, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 52.25; SOFLO: 6. Garrett Oliver 1:02.77, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Aiden Sabocik, LLL 37.47; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 28.85; SOFLO: 8. Nicholas Pelaez 35.83; 13-14, 1. Mario Solorzano, CANE 28.22; SOFLO: 8. Adrian Hernandez 30.89, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 24.31.

100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 1:26.25; 11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:14.27; SOFLO: 6. Benjamin Kim 1:29.29; 13-14, 1. Matias Jaramillo, GRSC 1:09.27; 15-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 57.09.

50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 28.21; SOFLO: 8. Emiliano Cavano 35.23; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 26.29; SOFLO: 4. Alessio Mazzi 30.58, time drop; 13-14, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora, SUN 25.15; SOFLO: 6. Cesar Rodriguez 27.89; 15-and-over, 1. Andres McKeon, CSSC 22.84.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 2:25.27; 13-14, 1. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 2:15.44; 15-and-over, 1. Roberto Valdes, GRSC 2:03.32.

100-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:11.64; 11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:08.62; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 1:04.08; SOFLO: 2. Adrian Hernandez 1:09.51, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 51.79.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Holiday Champs

WHEN: Sunday

SCHEDULE: Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

WHERE: Sunrise Civic Center Pool, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

ADMISSION: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are free and available at sunriseswimming.com or on Meet Mobile. Copies will be posted around the deck.For information call the Sunrise Swimming Office 954-747-4635.

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