SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Takes Bronze On Final Day Of FINA Champions Swim Series

By Sharon Robb

BEIJING, China, January 20, 2020—Alia Atkinson settled for a bronze medal on the final day of the FINA Champions Swim Series 2020.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s four-time Jamaican Olympian was third out of four swimmers in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:08.88. China’s Jingyao Yu won in 1:07.18 and Italy’s Martina Carraro was second in 1:07.25.

Atkinson pocketed $6,000 for a third place finish. Atkinson has now won $26,000 in two meets. She won $12,000 for two third places in Shenzhen and $14,000 for a second and third place in Beijing.

The race of the meet was Canadian Sydney Pickrem knocking off Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu in the 200-meter individual medley, 2:09.26-2:09.93.

It broke a 56-final winning streak for Hosszu in long course meters and short course meters. Her last loss in the event in either course came at the 2017 FFN Golden Tour stop in Amiens, France where she swam a 2:15.36 to place third behind Cyrielle Duhamel and Fantine Lesaffre of Hungary.

Hosszu is defending Olympic Champion, 4-time defending World Champion in long course, 3-time defending World Champion in short course, 4-time European Champion in long course and 5-time defending European Champion in short course. She’s World Record holder and won 51-consecutive World Cup swims.

Pickrem won $10,000 for first place. The world championship bronze medalist now has the seventh fastest time of her career in long course.

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Peaty, Dressel, Hosszu Among Gold Medalists; SOFLO’s Atkinson Finishes 11th On Day Two Of 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships

By Sharon Robb

GWANGJU, South Korea, July 22, 2019—A day after breaking his own world record, Adam Peaty of Great Britain sealed the deal by winning the 100-meter breaststroke at the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships on Monday at Nambu International Aquatics Centre.

Peaty, 24, made history on opening day as the first man to break 57 seconds in an astounding 56.88, breaking his own world record by 0.22 sconds. He came back in Monday’s finals to win the gold medal in 57.14, fourth fastest swim in history. Peaty is the first male swimmer to win five world championship medals in the breaststroke events.

Brit teammate James Wilby took silver in 58.46 and China’s Yan Zibei won bronze in 58.63.

In the women’s semifinals, Russian Yuliya Efimova(1:05.56), the fastest woman in the world this year, and Amerian Lilly King (1:05.66) are the top two qualifiers for the 100-meter breaststroke.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Ali Atkinson of Jamaica failed to make it into finals tying for 11th in 1:07.11. The four-time Olympian was a bronze medalist in the event in 2015. Atkinson is also entered in the 50-meter butterfly and 50-meter breaststroke.

Canadian Maggie MacNeil knocked off Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrum in the 100-meter butterfly. MacNeil, fifth at the turn, found another gear to win in 55.83. Sjostrum was second in 56.22 and Aussie Emma McKeon was third in 56.61. American Kelsi Dahlia was sixth in 57.11.

Sjostrum saw her win streak snapped. She held all 10 of the all-time top 10 times and was the second woman ever to break 56. Her last defeat dates back to December, 2012. MacNeil is now the second fastest woman in history.

Clay High School, Bolles Sharks and University of Florida alum Caeleb Dressel won the 50-meter butterfly in an American and meet record 22.35. Dressel is the first American man to win this event at the world championships. It was his second gold medal of worlds.

“That’s faster than two years ago and a better place than two years ago,” Dressel said. “It’s good, good for Team USA and I’m glad I can be a part of keeping that ball rolling.”

Russian Oleg Kostin was second in a national record 22.70 and Nicholas Santos of Brazil, at age 39, was third in 22.79.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu started her gold medal campaign with defending her title in the 200-meter individual medley. Hosszu was clocked in 2:07.53 and became the first woman to win four straight titles in an event.

China’s 2012 Olympic champion Ye Shiwen was second in 2:08.60, her first medal since 2011 and best time since 2012. Canadian Sydney Pickrem was third in 2:08.70. American Melanie Margalis of St. Petersburg was fourth in 2:08.91.

Among past or current local swimmers results: 100-meter backstroke, 16. Dylan Carter, Trinidad& Tobago 54.03; 100-meter breaststroke, 11. Alia Atkinson, Jamaica 1:07.11; 200-meter freestyle, 53. Jorge Depassier, Chile 1:53.62.

The world championships has brought together a record 2,620 athletes from 194 countries and territories around the world with 76 sets of medals up for grabs in pool swimming, open water swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming.

The meet will be streamed and televised by the Olympic Channel and live timing will be available.

TV Schedule:

Live Results:

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SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Third, Vien Nguyen Fourth On Day Two Of TYR Pro Swim Series

By Sharon Robb

CLOVIS, Calif., June 14, 2019–South Florida Aquatic Club’s Alia Atkinson and Vien Nguyen saw their first action Thursday in the TYR Pro Swim Series Long Course Meet at Clovis North Aquatics Complex.

Atkinson, 30, a four-time Olympian for Jamaica, faded to third after a slow start in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke. She lost ground in the first 25 meters and finished in 1:08.00.

Canadian record holder Sydney Pickrem won in the last 25 meters in 1:07.20 and Mexico’s Melissa Rodriguez was second in 1:07.32. Pickrem bettered her personal best from the 2019 Canadian Championships.

In morning prelims, Atkinson led a tight field in 1:09.14 to earn the top seed. Three other swimmers were within a half second behind her: Melissa Rodriguez of Mexico in 1:09.23, Breeja Larson of New York Aquatic Club in 1:09.24 and Pickrem in 1:09.61.

Atkinson has four events left: the 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly on Friday and 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter freestyle on Saturday.

Vietnamese Olympian Nguyen, 22, was fourth in the women’s 400-meter individual medley in 4:50.33. Pickrem won her second event in 4:40.64 and Overholt was second in 4:44.23.

Nguyen was fourth fastest in the 400-meter individual medley prelims in 4:52.42. The top seed was Evie Pfeifer of Texas in 4:46.86 who finished third in 4:44.51.

Nguyen also swam the 200-meter freestyle and finished 15th in 2:05.32 and qualified for the “B” final. She came back at night to finish second in the “B” final in 2:02.16.

Nguyen has four events left: the 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter breaststroke, 200-meter individual medley and 200-meter backstroke.

Other event winners were:

Leah Smith of Tucson Ford Aquatics, women’s 200-meter freestyle, 1:57.40, just ahead of Mallory Comerford of Louisville in 1:57.93 and Emily Overholt of HPC Vancouver in 1:57.97.

Trey Freeman of Baylor Swim Club won the men’s 200-meter freestyle in 1:48.00. Markus Thormeyer of HPC Vancouver was second in 1:49.33 and Townley Haas of Nova of Virginia was third in 1:49.83.

American Heritage alum Dylan Carter of Trinidad and Tobago and Team Elite was fourth in 1:50.01. Carter is building up for the July 12-19 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea and July 26-Aug. 11 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Thirty-year-old Brandon Fischer of Livermore won the men’s 100-meter breaststroke in 59.86. He was the only swimmer to break 1 minute. Devon Nowicki of Michigan Lakeshore was second in 1:00.97 and Miguel de Lara Ojeda of Mexico was third in 1:01.15.

Ali DeLoof of Team Elite won the women’s 50-meter backstroke in 28.05 followed by Amy Bilquist of Scottsdale Aquatics in 28.44 and Isabelle Stadden of Aquajets in 28.64.

Justin Ress of Wolfpack Elite won the men’s 50-meter backstroke in 25.05 followed by Olympian Matt Grevers of Tucson Ford Aquatics in 25.21 and Chris Staka of Aptos Cabrillo in 25.57.

Louise Hansson of Trojan Swim Club won the women’s 100-meter butterfly in 57.36, just ahead of Kelsi Worrell Dahlia of the Cardinal Aquatics in 57.45 and Kendyl Stewart of Team Elite in 58.35.

Gianluca Urlando of Dart Swimming won the men’s 100-meter butterfly in 52.20. Giles Smith of Phoenix Swim Club was second in 52.63 and Ryan Coetzee of Tennessee Aquatics was third in 53.57.

Puerto Rico’s Jarod Arroyo of Pitchfork Aquatics won the men’s 400-meter individual medley in 4:21.65. Erick Gordillo of Guatemala was second in 4:27.00 and Brodie Young of UBC Thunderbirds was third in 4:28.18.

The four-day meet continues Friday with prelims and finals.

SOFLO is a TYR-sponsored club. It is the second year TYR is the title sponsor of the pro series. It was the Arena Pro Swim Series for the first three years.

The series offers prize money for first, second and third place finishes. First place earns $1,500, second $1,000 and third place $500.

Cash prizes were increased by at least 50 percent for each prize and a new prelim swim bonus of $1,500 was added for the top swim in prelims for both a male and female. All prize money is distributed by USA Swimming.


What: TYR Pro Swim Series

When: Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals, PST.

Where: Clovis North Aquatics Complex, 2770 E. International Ave., Fresno, Calif.

TV/Webcast schedule: June 14, noon and 8 p.m., EST,; 8 p.m.,; June 15, noon, EST, and 8 p.m., or

Of note: This is the fifth and final meet in the 2019 series….the meet is sanctioned by USA Swimming….the meet is capped at 450 swimmers….it is a long course meet.

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SOFLO Swimmers Hit The Road For Sectional Qualifier In Plantation

By Sharon Robb

February 8, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will hit the road for the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier at Plantation Aquatic Complex scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

SOFLO has 49 swimmers (24 girls and 25 boys) competing in 192 individual events and two relay events.

The meet opens 5 p.m. on Friday with the 800 freestyle in Session I. Two more sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 8:45-10 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., all timed finals.

Among SOFLO top seeds are:

Kathleen Golding, 18, 800-meter freestyle, 9:16.69; 400-meter individual medley, 4:49.23; 100-meter freestyle, 56.20.

Rafael Rodriguez, 17, 800-meter freestyle, 8:33.24.

Mary Smutny, 18, 200-meter freestyle, 2:01.81; 200-meter butterfly, 2:14.85; 100-meter butterfly, 1:01.19.

Dominic Bono, 15, 400-meter individual medley, 4:46.27.

Javier Roman, 15, 100-meter breaststroke, 33.18.

Canada, led by 18-year-old Penny Oleksiak, heads one of the most competitive fields for the meet. Swim Fort Lauderdale’s Philippe Marcoux, 19, is on college break and heads the boys field.

In addition to SOFLO and Canada, among teams competing are Azura, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, AquaKids Sharks, East Coast Aquatic, Foxjets, Hammerhead Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Mako Aquatics, Flood Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team and TS Aquatics.


What: FGC Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier

When: Friday-Saturday

Schedule: Friday, Session I, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m., Session III, 3:45 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street, Plantation

Of note: Admission is $5 per person, per session. All sessions passes are available. Heat sheets will be posted online and Meet Mobile. For more information, call 954-452-2526.
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SWIMMING NOTEBOOK: Canadian Taylor Ruck Knocks Off Katie Ledecky At Pan Pacs; Atkinson Honored In Jamaica

By Sharon Robb

TOKYO, Japan, August 9, 2018—Canadian teenager Taylor Ruck knocked off five-time Olympian champion Katie Ledecky on opening night of the Pan Pacific Championships at Tatsumi International Swimming Center.

Ruck, 18, won the 200-meter freestyle in a meet record 1:54.44 breaking Ledecky’s 2014 record by 1.3 seconds. Japan’s Rikako Ikee was second in 1:54.85 and Ledecky settled for third place in 1:55.15.

“I was nervous before the race,” Ruck told reporters. “It’s the name. She is the fastest woman on the planet in a lot of races. My coach saw I was nervous and told me to focus on my lane and my race.”

Ledecky lowered the meet record in the 200 prelims in 1:55.16 before Ruck broke it.

Earlier in the day, Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle in 8:09.13, fifth fastest time in the world and fifth time she dipped under 8:10.

“I knew it was going to be tough,” Ledecky said. “It’s a tough double. I’ve done it a number of times but it’s always a difficult thing. I really put in a lot of work into not having that happen again. But I still have two more years to go until the Big Show here in Tokyo.”

In other races:

American Olympic champion Lilly King won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:05.44. King has not lost this event since 2015.

Other U.S winners were Jordan Wilimovsky in the 1500-meter freestyle in 14:46.93; Townley Haas in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:45.56 and Chase Kalisz in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:07.95.

Japan had two champions. Yasuhiro Koseki won the men’s 100-meter breaststroke in 59.08 and Yui Ohashi won the women’s 400-meter individual medley in 4:33.77.

Austrailia’s only win was in the mixed medley relay in 3:38.91 ahead of Japan and U.S. with Kathleen Baker, Michael Andrew, Simone Manuel and Caeleb Dressel.

The meet runs through Aug. 14 and features the following federations: Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, People’s Republic of China, Cook Islands, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, New Zealand, Oman, Palau, Peru, Philippines, Thailand and the U.S.


Four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson, 29, was among 171 Jamaicans honored recently with the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander. She joined Gracie Jones, Harry Belafonte and Winston Barnes among others. They were honored for their contributions and achievements on National Heroes Day. Atkinson was coming off the CAC Games where she won three gold and two bronze medals.

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Atkinson, Carter, Paez Win Gold At CAC Games In Colombia; FSU’s Pisani Makes Canada’s Pan Pacs Team

By Sharon Robb

BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA, July 23, 2018—Swimmers who trained and competed at local Florida Gold Coast clubs and high schools are taking center stage at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) at the Eduardo Movilla Aquatics Complex and Canadian Trials in Edmonton.

Plantation American Heritage and former USC Trojan Dylan Carter of Trinidad and Tobago crushed the 50-meter butterfly for a gold medal in a lifetime-best 23.11 which now ranks fourth in the world. He first broke the record in prelims in 23.50.

Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, 29, won a gold medal and broke her second CAC meet record in the 50-meter breaststroke. She won in 30.19, fourth fastest mark in the world this season, bettering the previous record of 31.14 she set in morning prelims. It is the third fastest time of her long career and just .08 what she swam at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan where she took silver.

Atkinson also won a gold medal in the 50-meter butterfly in 26.60.

“It was pretty good,” Atkinson told reporters. “I’m starting to feel the effects of the dehydration and heat, so hopefully I can continue and get better as it goes along.

“My race was a bit harder than I thought. It wasn’t as clean as I thought it would have been but hopefully in the future we’ll get it better for the finals. It was more of the effects of the dehydration and tightening of the muscles.”

Atkinson was also fourth in the 100-meter freestyle in 55.41.

Atkinson now has 12 CAC Games gold medals in her career. Atkinson’s three gold medals are the only ones won by Jamaica since the Games opened on Thursday.

Athletes are competing in near 100-degree heat during the day.

Recent Duke University graduate Isabella Paez won the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:11.26, just .01 shy of the Games record. It was her second “A” final of the meet. She also finished fourth in the 50-meter butterfly and was a member of Venezuela’s fourth place in the 800-meter freestyle relay (8:22.92).

The Venezuelan national team member swam for Metro Aquatic Club of Miami and Ronald Reagan Doral High School before earning a scholarship to Duke where she represented the Blue Devils at the NCAA Championships.

Her mom posted on Facebook: “There are no words to see your daughter make the anthem of your country, Bravo Isa, you are a warrior, we love you mucho.”

Held every four years since 1926, the CACs are a multi-sport competition involving countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico and the South American countries of Colombia, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.


Florida State senior William Pisani, a Riviera Beach Suncoast alum and Lake Lytal Lightning club swimmer, earned a spot on Canada’s national team for the Aug. 9-12 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, Japan.

Pisani earned his spot on the 32-roster men’s team with a second-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly in 53.17 at the Canadian Trials in Edmonton, Alberta.

“I am so happy for Will,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “He is a great example of what happens when talent works hard. His improvements here at FSU in the last two years show how well he has focused on what he does every day and making his first national team with two years until the Olympics is great timing. The future looks bright.”

Pisani also took third in the 50-meter freestyle in 22.51, just .04 off the FINA A standard, and fifth in the 100-meter freestyle in 49.92 after swimming a personal best in prelims in 49.59.

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SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez Captures Four Events On Day Three Of FLA International Invitational

By Sharon Robb

June 25, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club teenager Rafael Rodriguez came up big at the FLA International Invitational Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Rodriguez, 14, won four events all with lifetime-bests and has totaled 72.5 points over three days in the high point awards category.

Rodriguez won the 13-14 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:19.07 (0.22 time drop); 50-meter backstroke in a best time 30.65 (2.48 time drop); 50-meter butterfly in a best time 27.80 (1.04 time drop) and 100-meter freestyle in a best time 57.10 (0.11 time drop).

The only other boys’ individual winner was Lance Lesage in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 2:24.34.

Leading the girls’ team was Sarah Acevedo, 12, who won the 12-and-under 200-meter butterfly in 2:47.91 and Leah Pando, 10, winner in the 10-and-under 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:41.85.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Ava Kuznik, 10, second, 50-meter backstroke, 43.79; third, 100-meter freestyle, 1:19.74.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 10, third, 200-meter individual medley, 3:14.61, best time.

Paige Lane, 13, third, 50-meter backstroke, 35.09; third, 50-meter butterfly, 30.89.

Mallory Schleicher, 12, 200-meter backstroke, third, 2:49.33, best time; third, 100-meter freestyle, 1:07.32, best time.

Sebastian Lares, 12, second, 200-meter butterfly, 2:35.58, best time.

Leonardo Mateus, 14, second, 200-meter butterfly, 2:24.58, best time.

Alessandro Pereira, 9, second, 200-meter individual medley, 2:49.59, best time.

Christian Tijero, 10, third, 200-meter individual medley, 2:55.40.

Alejandro Mateus, 11, second, 50-meter backstroke, 36.79.

Zackary Harris, 11, third, 100-meter freestyle, 1:05.53, best time.

Heading into the fourth and final day, SOFLO boys’ team is second with 309 points behind Gator Swim Club. The girls’ team is seventh with 153 and SOFLO is fourth with 462 points in the combined team standings.

In the race of the day, Olympic medal hopefuls and Bolles alums Joseph Schooling of Singapore and Santo Condorelli of Canada competed in the 100-meter freestyle. In the exciting race, Schooling, 21, outsprinted Condorelli, 21, 49.17-49.32. Schooling and Singapore teammates have been training at SOFLO with head coach Sergio Lopez.


COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 890.5, 2. Southwest Stars 600, 3. Patriot Swim Team 481.5, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club 462, 5. Mount Pearl Marlins 356.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 562, 2. SOFLO 309, 3. Blue Marlins 257, 4. Southwest Stars 223, 5. Patriot Swim team 202.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Southwest Stars 377, 2. Apex Aquatics 265, 3. Patriot Swim Team 251, 4. Gator Swim Club 250.5, 5. Mount Pearl Marlins 223, 7. SOFLO 153.


200-meter butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:47.91, 2. Melissa Gonzalez, BM 2:55.44, 3. Keira Thompson, APEX 3:08.80; 13-14, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BM 2:27.93, 2. Daniela Flores Bautista, MARMO 2:31.87, 3. Gracie Khunduang, STAR 2:34.14; SOFLO: 4. Kyana Castro 2:41.10; 15-16, 1. Sydney Nesper, STAR 2:32.25, 2. Nicole Kalavantis, BG 2:35.53, 3. Allora Williams, SF 2:43.85; 17-and-over, 1. Cathleen Li, BG 2:26.55, 2. Sophia Smith, APEX 2:37.56, 3. Fiona Maxwell, APEX 2:41.32.

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Ella Klyce, STAR 2:50.69, 2. Casey Perez, BM 2:59.08, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 3:14.61, best time; SOFLO: 4. Ava Kuznik 3:20.86, 5. Mariann Catalasan 3:28.86, best time, 6. Judith-Alison Natino 3:29.23, best time, 7. Luna Delgado 3:30.97, best time, 8. Giada Porven 3:31.04, best time, 11. Maria Legaspi 3:39.78, best time; 11-12, 1. Hayley Clark, STAR 2:38.65, 2. Caroline McCurdy, BG 2:40.66, 3. Isabella Chambers, PST 2:41.46; SOFLO: 10. Mia Escudero 3:01.58, 11. Valeria Garcia 3:05.38, 20. Kailey Smith 3:28.57, best time; 13-14, 1. Jaiden Muramatsu, STAR 2:31.41, 2. Gisel A. Valadez Zitle, MARMO 2:34.07, 3. Bridgette Grothman, APEX 2:34.53; SOFLO: 7. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:39.66, best time, 10. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:42.88, 41. Anabel Vazquez 3:16.91; 15-16, 1. Julia Donahue, BG 2:28.10, 2. Katelyn Walsh, PATS 2:29.39, 3. Bella Garbacz, APEX 2:31.91; SOFLO: 24. Zariya Harris 3:02.87; 17-and-over, 1. Lauren Siegel, PATS 2:30.66, 2. Shannon Walsh, PATS 2:36.16, 3. Raquel Morgan, MPM 2:37.34.

50-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Ella Klyce, STAR 37.54, 2. Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 43.79, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, YSF 43.88; SOFLO: 4. Kaitlyn Barrios 45.41 and Judith-Alison Natino 45.41, tie, 8. Mariann Catalasan 46.88, 21. Abigail Natino 53.31, 25. Sarah Vasquez 55.03, 32. Carleigh Schleicher 56.97; 11-12, 1. Elizabeth Galicki, WTST 34.91, 2. Emily Lopez-Diaz, YSF 35.50, 3. Lauren Crawford, WTST 35.79; SOFLO: 21. Kailey Smith 46.22; 13-14, 1. Jacey Hinton, APEX 32.21, 2. Jocelyn Ruiz, B 34.25, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 35.09; SOFLO: 4. Katrina Del Vecchio 35.11, 5. Isabella Di Salvo 35.35, 13. Alana Acevedo 37.81, best time, 26. Sophia Bedoya 40.98, best time; 15-16, 1. Maddie Hofert, APEX 32.50, 2. Laura Pittman, MPM 32.55, 3. Lauren Zawacki, WT 33.19; SOFLO: 8. Kellie Wilcox 36.46, best time, 16. Zariya Harris 40.01; 17-and-over, 1. Ting Wen Quah, SAC 31.48, 2. Cathleen Li, BG 34.14, 3. Rosa Isela Escalante Saenz, MARMO 34.96.

100-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Leah Pando, SOFLO 1:41.85, best time, 2. Casey Perez, BM 1:42.60, 3. Camilla Garcia, BM 1:43.53; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:50.49, best time, 5. Maria Legaspi 1:53.24, 14. Abigail Natino 2:16.28; 11-12, 1. Iza Ruiz, STAR 1:24.24, 2. Caroline McCurdy, BG 1:25.61, 3. Michelle Cottle, STAR 1:27.69; SOFLO: 9. Valeria Garcia 1:37.98; 13-14, 1. Gracie Khunduang, STAR 1:20.03, 2. Gisel A. Valadez Zitle, MARMAO 1:20.12, 3. Isabella Taylor, HAT 1:20.44; SOFLO: 16. Valentina Carrion 1:28.85, best time, 30. Sophia Bedoya 1:42.06; 15-16, 1. Katelyn Walsh, PATS 1:15.47, 2. Annabella Boardman, STAR 1:18.06, 3. Kendra Graham, PATS 1:19.58; SOFLO: 16. Kellie Wilcox 1:29.88; 17-and-over, 1. Shannon Walsh, PATS 1:17.49, 2. Raquel Morgan, MPM 1:17.68, 3. Lauren Siegel, PATS 1:22.99.

50-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Ella Klyce, STAR 33.83, 2. Casey Perez, BM 34.93, 3. Camila Garcia, BM 40.06; SOFLO: 5. Ava Kuznik 41.44, best time, 6. Leah Pando 42.24, 7. Kaitlyn Barrios 42.38, best time, 8. Mariann Catalasan 43.94, best time, 10. Luna Delgado 44.34, best time, 11. Giada Porven 45.91, best time, 12. Judith-Alison Natino 46.22, best time, 14. Carleigh Schleicher 46.89, 23. Abigail Natino 55.96, best time, 24. Sarah Vasquez 56.04, 25. Maria Legaspi 58.04; 11-12, 1. Michelle Cottle, STAR 33.71, 2. Hayley Clark, STAR 33.89, 3. Keira Thompson, APEX 34.45; SOFLO: 12. Valeria Garcia 38.09, 25. Kailey Smith 48.09; 13-14, 1. Jacey Hilton, APEX 29.83, 2. Jillian Cudney, PATS 30.31, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 30.89, SOFLO: 6. Paige Lane 31.55, best time, 7. Isabella DiSalvo 31.91, 9. Kyana Castro 32.62, 11. Alana Acevedo 32.96, best time; 15-16, 1. Kendra Graham, PATS 30.18, 2. Sydney Nesper, STAR 30.32, 3. Laura Pittman, MPM 30.58; SOFLO: 22. Zariya Harris 37.51; 17-and-over, 1. Ting Wen Quah, SAC 28.64, 2. Cathleen Li, BG 29.32, 3. Xiang Ql Amanda Lim, SAC 29.78.

200-meter backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Kimberly McCaffrey, PATS 2:43.94, 2. Iza Ruiz, STAR 2:47.53, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:49.33, best time; SOFLO: 7. Sarah Acevedo 2:54.90, 12. Leah Pando 3:06.42, best time; 13-14, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BM 2:36.96, 2. Isabella Taylor, HAT 2:39.46, 3. Megan Buchanan, STAR 2:43.93; SOFLO: 12. Anabel Vazquez 2:59.36; 15-16, 1. Grace Maguire, BG 2:24.34, 2. Laura Pittman, MPM 2:31.14, 3. Katelyn Walsh, PATS 2:36.28; SOFLO: 9. Kellie Wilcox 2:53.02; 17-and-over, 1. Lauren Siegel, PATS 2:30.75, 2. Lindsay Hary, HAT 2:41.28, 3. Fiona Maxwell, APEX 2:42.78.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Ella Klyce, STAR 1:11.65, 2. Camila Garcia, BM 1:17.19, 3. Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 1:19.74; SOFLO: 4. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:20.88, 5. Judith-Alison Natino 1:23.88, best time, 7. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:24.97, best time, 8. Luna Delgado 1:25.92, 10. Giada Porven 1:28.72, 15. Maria Legaspi 1:29.80, best time, 16. Mariann Catalasan 1:29.93, 22. Carleigh Schleicher 1:37.69, 37. Abigail Natino 1:54.30, best time; 11-12, 1. Caroline McCurdy, BG 1:04.02, 2. Audrey Moore, ST 1:05.30, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 1:07.32, best time; SOFLO: 12. Valeria Garcia 1:13.22, 24. Mia Escudero 1:16.98; 13-14, 1. Jillian Cudney, PATS 1:00.85, 2. Jacey Hilton, APEX 1:00.87, 3. Jaiden Muramatsu, STAR 1:02.39; SOFLO: 8. Paige Lane 1:03.85, 12. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:04.12, 17. Isabella Di Salvo 1:05.72, best time, 22. Alana Acevedo 1:07.23, best time, 26. Valentina Carrion 1:07.59, 53. Sophia Bedoya 1:20.31; 15-16, 1. Bella Garbacz, APEX 1:00.48, 2. Lauren Zawacki, WT 1:01.54, 3. Kelly Mitchell, BG 1:02.45; SOFLOL 33. Kellie Wilcox 1:10.63, best time, 36. Zariya Harris 1:12.97; 17-and-over, 1. Ting Wen Quah, SAC 57.80, 2. Xiang Ql Amanda Lim, SAC 59.19, 3. Sophia Smith, APEX 1:02.08.

200-meter freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1.YSF Barracudas 2:10.74, 2. Plantation Swim Team 2:12.24, 3. Webbs Tornadoes 2:14.36; 13-14, 1. Mount Peal Marlins A 2:01.40, 2. Plantation 2:06.86, 3. Mount Pearl Marlins B 2:14.80; 15-16, 1. Mount Pearl Marlins A 2:00.07; 17-and-over, 1. Patriots 1:54.33, 2. Gator Swim Club B 1:54.82, 3. Apex 1:55.95.


200-meter butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Anthony Martinez, BM 2:34.79, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 2:35.58, best time, 3. Matvey Ivanov, BG 2:35.75; SOFLO: 6. Zackary Harris 2:48.53; 13-14, 1. Kevin Fanjul, BM 2:23.39, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:24.58, best time, 3. Matt McGregor, PATS 2:25.85; 15-16, 1. Brayan Perez, BM 2:14.23, 2. Diego Mateus, BM 2:14.30, 3. Cristian Vasquez, BM 2:18.92; 17-and-over, 1. Judd Fishman, COHOL 2:17.66, 2. Will Hrabchak, BG 2:23.38, 3. Chip Sheldon, STAR 2:28.01.

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Nicholas Cecchi, STAR 2:47.86, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:49.59, best time, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 2:55.40; SOFLO: 6. Lucas Porven 3:09.71, best time, 14. Owen Smith 3:50.60; 11-12, 1. Matvey Ivanov, BG 2:38.68, 2. Flash Jackson, PATS 2:49.86, 3. Ronny Rueda, BM 2:50.54; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 2:51.01, 10. Aldo Zepeda 3:03.93, best time, 15. Samuel Bullen 3:22.85; 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:19.07, best time, 2. Ben Mack-Jackson, STAR 2:24.58, 3. Ky Odlum, ST 2:28.64; SOFLO: 12. Eiza Gantus 2:38.68, best time, 33. Gabriel Ferdinand 3:17.63; 15-16, 1. Max Seidel, BG 2:15.05, 2. JJ Batt, BG 2:17.46, 3. TC McCaffrey, PATS 2:23.98; 17-and-over, 1. Sheng Jun Pang, ACE 2:09.51, 2. Chien Yin Lionel Khoo, SIN 2:10.86, 3. Kai Quan Yeo, APSC 2:13.12.

50-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Nicholas Cecchi, STAR 39.10, 2. Erick Collazo, BM 42.60, 3. Henry Hazell, SEA 43.27; SOFLO: 7. Jonathan Lozano 44.92, 12. Kyle Dorn 47.59, best time, 20. Kevin Moya 52.50, 21. Owen Smith 54.26, 22. Joseph-Blake Natino 54.45, best time, 28. Matthew Escudero 58.56, best time; 11-12, 1. Max Wilson, ST 32.51, 2. Alejandro Mateus 36.79, 3. Flash Jackson 37.43; SOFLO: 9. Aldo Zepeda 40.90, best time, 12. Samuel Bullen 43.55; 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 30.65, best time, 2. Ky Odlum, ST 30.96, 3. Sasha Shashkov, BG 31.14; SOFLO: 4. Leonardo Mateus 31.71, best time, 5. Lance Lesage 32.03, 10. Michael Arias 33.65, 11. Nicolas Munoz 34.63, 12. Marcos Vazquez 35.03, best time, 18. Jiovanni Tapia 37.57, best time, 20. Roberto Garrido 39.36; 15-16, 1. Stevos Baczek, BG 28.78, 2. Andrew Matejka, BG 29.83, 3. TC McCaffrey, PATS 30.34; 17-and-over, 1. Zheng Wen Quah, SAC 26.53, 2. Rex Tullius, ST 26.90, 3. Juan Imposiato, YSF 29.81.

100-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Nicholas Cecchi, STAR 1:37.39, 2. Giancarlo Suarez, BM 1:37.48, 3. Peter Roca, BM 1:44.29; SOFLO: 9. Jonathan Lozano 1:57.30, 10. Joseph-Blake Natino 2:05.83, best time, 12. Matthew Escudero 2:22.27; 11-12, 1. Flash Jackson, PATS 1:22.26, 2. Anthony Martinez, BM 1:25.07, 3. Matvey Ivanov, BG 1:27.74; SOFLO: 4. Zackary Harris 1:29.03, best time, 8. Alejandro Mateus 1:37.88, 10. Samuel Bullen 1:39.57, best time; 13-14, 1. Andy Rogatinsky, PST 1:11.78, 2. Ben Mack-Jackson, STAR 1:11.89, 3. Ty Hoffman, BG 1:16.80; SOFLO: 7. Leonardo Mateus 1:21.35, best time, 10. Michael Arias 1:23.51, 20. Jiovanni Tapia 1:33.34, best time, 29. Gabriel Ferdinand 1:47.08; 15-16, 1. Daniel Alber, BG 1:07.76, 2. Max Seidel, BG 1:09.14, 3. Alexander McCurdy, BG 1:11.59; 17-and-over, 1. Chien Yin Lionel Khoo, SIN 1:05.78, 2. Greg Penny, ST 1:09.75, 3. Johnny Prindle, BG 1:10.07.

50-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Nicholas Cecchi, STAR 34.89, 2. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 38.20, best time, 3. Henry Hazell, SEA 38.70; SOFLO: 11. Jonathan Lozano 44.39, best time, 17. Owen Smith 48.86, best time, 21. Kevin Moya 59.55, 23. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:00.89, 24. Kyle Dorn 1:03.36; 11-12, 1. Matvey Ivanov, BG 31.28, 2. Gio Rizzo, PATS 31.44, 3. Max Wilson, STSA 32.88; SOFLO: 4. Zackary Harris 33.05, best time, 6. Chris Vasquez 33.51, 9. Alejandro Mateus 35.39, 19. Samuel Bullen 48.94; 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 27.80, best time, 2. Ky Odlum, ST 28.28, 3. Jonathan Nunez, PATS 29.43; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 29.75, best time, 10. Eiza Gantus 31.49, best time, 11. Lance Lesage 31.80, best time, 15. Nicolas Munoz 32.46, 17. Marcos Vazquez 33.22, best time, 19. Jiovanni Tapia 33.48, best time; 15-16, 1. Daniel Alber, BG 26.71, 2. JJ Batt, BG 27.74, 3. Diego Mateus, BM 28.13; 17-and-over, 1. Zheng Wen Quah, SAC 24.90, 2. Chien Yin Lional Khoo, SIN 26.05, 3. Kai Quan Yeo, APSC 26.27.

200-meter backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Gabriel Perez, B 2:52.52, 2. Henry Ajo, BM 2:54.80, 3. Ronny Rueda, BM 2:55.63; SOFLO: 5. Aldo Zepeda 3:05.08, best time; 13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:24.34, best time, 2. Liam Swain, MPM 2:26.24, 3. Jack D’Avi, YSF 2:27.03; SOFLO: 6. Michael Arias 2:35.46, 7. Nicolas Munoz 2:36.60, best time, 12. Roberto Garrido 2:49.72, best time, 17. Gabriel Ferdinand 3:17.11; 15-16, 1. Stevos Baczek, BG 2:14.11, 2. TC McCaffrey, PATs 2:21.28, 3. Andrew Matejka, BG 2:21.30; 17-and-over, 1. Rex Tullius, ST 2:01.40, 2. Judd Fishman, COHO 2:16.20, 3. Will Hrabchak, BG 2:16.95.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Nicholas Cecchi, STAR 1:12.35, 2. Giancarlo Suarez, BM 1:14.77, 3. Nathaniel Olivares, LACES 1:17.93; SOFLO: 6. Lucas Porven 1:20.33, best time, 14. Kyle Dorn 1:26.13, best time, 19. Kevin Moya 1:36.29, 27. Matthew Escudero 1:58.63; 11-12, 1. Brennan Muramatsu, STAR 1:04.09, 2. Matvey Ivanov, BG 1:04.45, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:05.53, best time; SOFLO: 7. Alejandro Mateus 1:10.32, 13. Aldo Zepeda 1:15.36, best time, 18. Samuel Bullen 1:23.61, best time; 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 57.10, best time, 2. Sasha Shashkov, BG 57.62, 3. Ky Odlum, ST 58.31; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 59.91, 17. Lance Lesage 1:02.84, 19. Eiza Gantus 1:03.48, 31. Jiovanni Tapia 1:06.47, best time, 37. Roberto Garrido 1:09.93, best time, 54. Gabriel Ferdinand 1:18.03; 15-16, 1. Stevos Baczek, BG 54.31, 2. Daniel Alber, BG 54.51, 3. Andrew Matejka, BG 55.56; 17-and-over, 1. Joseph Schooling, SAC 49.17, 2. Santo Condorelli, Canada 49.32, 3. Zheng Wen Quah, SAC 51.55.

200-meter freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. Swim Gym 2:44.36, 2. YSF Barracudas 2:47.30; 13-14, 1. Patriots 1:51.69, 2. Gator Swim Club A 1:52.26, 3. YSF Barracudas 1:54.60; 15-16, 1. Gator Swim Club A 1:42.10, 2. Patriots 1:48.90, 3. YSF Barracudas 1:50.45; 17-and-over, 1. Gator Swim Club A 1:40.04, 2. Plantation Swim Team 2:02.53.


What: FLA International Invitational

When: Sunday

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation

Schedule: Sunday, 8 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. All sessions are timed finals.

Admission: $5 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For information call 954-980-8666 or got to

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