SOFLO Swimmers Ready To Sizzle At Friday HAT Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

May 4, 2017—-Joseph-Blake Natino leads South Florida Aquatic Club’s six-swimmer contingent for the 8&Under Sizzler Meet hosted by Heritage Aquatic Team and American Heritage School Friday at American Heritage School in Plantation.

Blake, 8, will compete in all four sprint events for 7-8-year-olds.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are Clara Bland, 7; Sofia Lugo, 8; Stefano Mazzi, 8; Ella Michael, 7; and Aryav Thakur, 8. All five will also compete in all four individual sprint events.

The pool features six short course racing lanes (25 yards x 25 meters) with separate warm-up and swim-down lanes.

The events in order are girls and boys 25-butterfly, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard backstroke, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard breaststroke, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard freestyle 6-and-under and 7-8; and 100-yard freestyle relay for 8-and-under.

Warm-up is 5 p.m. and competition begins 5:30 p.m.

IF YOU GO

What: 8&Under Sizzler Meet.

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m., warm-up 5 p.m.

Where: American Heritage School, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation.

Of note: Admission is $2 and heat sheet is $1. For more information call 954-325-0400.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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Fiorella DiSalvo Leads SOFLO At HAT Sizzler Meet


By Sharon Robb

September 12, 2016—Fiorella DiSalvo of South Florida Aquatic Club was a double winner Friday at the Heritage Aquatic Team 8&Under Sizzler Friday at American Heritage in Plantation.

DiSalvo, 8, was among nine SOFLO swimmers competing in 35 individual events and two relays.

Swimmers competed in all four strokes over 25 yards and 100-yard freestyle relay.

The fun meet gave swimmers a chance to gauge their training while working with SOFLO coaches on various elements including stroke technique.

DiSalvo won the 25-yard breaststroke in 20.88 and 25-yard freestyle in 16.23. She was also second in the 25-yard butterfly in 17.90 and third in the 25-yard backstroke in 20.23.

Other Top 3 SOFLO girls’ finishers:

Clara Bland, 6, third, 25-yard butterfly, 32.59; third in the 25-yard backstroke in 27.55; and third in the 25-yard freestyle in 23.71.

Bland and DiSalvo were also members of the third place 100-yard freestyle relay with Anjana Andapally and Pilar Duranti that finished in 1:19.80.

Eddie Oliver was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher. Oliver, 8, was third in the 25-yard breaststroke in 23.81 and third in the 25-yard freestyle in 17.21.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 21.29; SOFLO: 3. Clara Bland 32.59; 7-8, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 17.48; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 17.90, 10. Pilar Duranti 23.84, 14. Anjana Andapally 25.88.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 25.70; SOFLO: 3. Clara Bland 27.55; 7-8, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 18.85; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella DiSalvo 20.23, 8. Anjana Andapally 23.51, 9. Pilar Duranti 24.59, 15. Emily Gomez 27.20.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, None; 7-8, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 20.88; SOFLO: 8. Anjana Andapally 26.14, 9. Pilar Duranti 27.54, 21. Emma Gomez 35.30.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 20.75; SOFLO: 3. Clara Bland 23.71; 7-8, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 16.23.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. CSSC 1:13.03, 2. YSF 1:18.06, 3. SOFLO 1:19.80 (Anjana Andapally, Pilar Duranti, Clara Bland, Fiorella DiSalvo).

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 22.56; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 16.04; SOFLO: 9. Mason Jimenez 23.56, 11. Christian Baltar 26.62.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 29.03; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 19.42; SOFLO: 3. Eddie Oliver 23.81.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 22.96; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 17.09; SOFLO: 6. Matthew Jimenez 23.10, 7. Christian Baltar 23.18, 8. Eddie Oliver 23.33.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 19.36; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 15.06; SOFLO: 3. Eddie Oliver 17.21, 15. Christian Baltar 22.36, 16. Matthew Jimenez, 22.37.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. HAT 1:12.81, 2. YSF 1:16.03, 3. CSSC 1:21.22, 4. SOFLO 1:21.25 (Christian Baltar, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez, Eddie Oliver).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Ella Michael Wins First Sizzler Race; Bland Swims Four Best Times


By Sharon Robb

June 4, 2016—In a fun race, Ella Michael of South Florida Aquatic Club put on a show at the 8&Under Sizzler hosted by Azura Florida Aquatics, Tamarac Swimming and City of Tamarac on Friday at Caporella Aquatic Center.

Michael, 6, won the 25-short course meter breaststroke in 30.50 seconds in her 6-and-under race debut. She outsprinted Makayla Montenegro, 6, of Metro Aquatics, second in 30.65.

Michael was also third in the 25-meter butterfly in 30.87, sixth in the 25-meter freestyle in 30.12 and seventh in the 25-meter backstroke.

Michael was joined by four of her SOFLO teammates, also entered in four individual events. They were Clara Marie Bland, 6; Jason Moya, 7; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; and Luis Andres Roman, 8. Every one of them turned in at least one best time in their events.

Bland had best times in all four of her short course events.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-meter butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 28.94, 2. Alina Rodriguez, PB 29.03, 3. Ella Michael, SOFLO 30.87; SOFLO: 6. Clara Bland 34.25, best time; 7-8, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF Barracudas 20.25, 2. Isabel Ciera, Metro Aquatics 23.59, 3. Adi Cubas, Hialeah Swim Club 24.53.

25-meter backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Lauren Prigmore, YSF 27.03, 2. Elizabeth Landron, Sunrise 30.78, 3. Sabina LaPietra, PST 31.25; SOFLO: 4. Clara Bland 32.31, best time, 7. Ella Michael 35.00; 7-8, 1. Tania Mantilla, PST 22.96, 2. tie, Amelie Bicerne, YSF 24.34 and Isabel Viera, Metro Aquatics 24.34.

25-meter breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Ella Michael, SOFLO 30.50, 2. Makayla Montenegro, Metro Aquatics 30.65, 3. Elizabeth Landron, Sunrise 34.13; SOFLO: 10. Clara Bland 45.25, best time; 7-8, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF 27.35, 2. Isabel Viera, Metro Aquatics 27.56, 3. Carley Kaplan, CC 28.59.

25-meter freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Elizabeth Landron, Sunrise 23.81, 2. Makayla Montenegro, Metro Aquatics 25.47, 3. Alina Rodriguez, PB 25.57; SOFLO: 6. Ella Michael 30.12, 7. Clara Bland 30.38, best time; 7-8, 1. Amelie Bicerne, YSF 17.72, 2. Tania Mantilla, YSF 18.88, 3. Adi Cubas, Hialeah 20.09.

100-meter freestyle relay:

1. Metro Aquatics 1:42.72, 2. Hialeah 1:45.28.

BOYS

25-meter butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera,PB 32.81, 2. Alejandro Ruiz, Metro Aquatics 35.97, 3. Benjamin Cupid, PST 39.56; 7-8, 1. Leonardo Casula-Lopez, Hialeah Swim Club 18.78, 2. Mativy Karachun, YSF 20.13, 3. Victor Postome, Hialeah 22.75; SOFLO: 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 26.06, best time, 13. Luis Roman 30.25, best time, 16. Jason Moya, 34.12, best time.

25-meter backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, Metro Aquatics 32.75, 2. Gabriel Soto, CC 39.68, 3. Benjamin Cupid, PST 51.72. 7-8, 1. Victor Postome, Hialeah 22.94, 2. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, Hialeah 23.14, 3. Matviy Karachun, YSF 24.91; SOFLO: 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 27.03, 13. Luis Roman 29.65, 20. Jason Moya 35.66.

25-meter breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 35.56, 2. Alejandro Ruiz, Metro Aquatics 42.00, 3. Benjamin Cupid, PST 43.10; 7-8, 1. Matviy Karachun, YSF 24.26, 2. Cesar Sanchez, PST 26.85, 3. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 27.75, best time; SOFLO: 5. Luis Roman 30.06, best time, 19. Jason Moya 39.75, best time.

25-meter freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 23.28, 2. Benjamin Cupid 29.93, 3. Alejandro Ruiz, Metro Aquatics 30.47; 7-8, 1. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, Hialeah 18.18, 2. Victor Postome, Hialeah 18.34, 3. Matviy Karachun, YSF 19.32; SOFLO: 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 21.13, best time, 29. Luis Roman 28.63, 21. Jason Moya 30.57.

100-meter freestyle relay:

1. Hialeah 1:34.12.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Bland Leads SOFLO Swimmers, Time Drops At Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

April 17, 2016—Clara Bland was the top South Florida Aquatic Club finisher at the 8-and-Under Sizzler Swim Meet at Sunrise Civic Center.

Bland, 6, was third in the 6-and-under 25-yard butterfly in a best time 31.61, dropping 7.93 seconds from her previous best of 39.54.

Bland also swam two other best times in the 25-yard backstroke and 25-yard breaststroke.

Bland was fifth in the backstroke event in 30.13, dropping 2.56 and ninth in the breaststroke event in 39.62, dropping 8.07.

SOFLO teammate Giada Porven was fifth in the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in a best time 19.77, breaking 20 seconds for the first time. Her previous best was 21.07.

Porven was also fourth in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 21.68.

The meet was abbreviated because of bad weather. The competition ended before the 7-8 25-yard breaststroke.

The next Sizzler is scheduled for May 6 at Heritage Aquatics.

SIZZLER RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 25.21, 2. Elizabeth Landron, SUN 29.16, 3. Clara Bland, SOFLO 31.61, best time; 7-8, 1. Lena Lajko, SFTL 16.86, 2. Mariana Montes, CSSC 18.14, 3. Tania Mantilla, YSF 18.99; SOFLO: 5. Giada Porven 19.77, best time, 7. Sarah Vasquez 21.29, best time, 11. Abigail Natino 22.11, best time

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Zeta Kujawa, PCS 26.83, 2. Sabina LaPietra, PST 26.90, 3. Elizabeth Landron, SUN 29.24; SOFLO: 5. Clara Bland, 30.13, best time; 7-8, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 18.92, 2. Lena Lajko, SFTL 19.08, 3. Abigail Almacen, SUN 20.96; SOFLO: 4. Giada Porven 21.68, best time, 9. Abigail Natino 22.16, best time, 14. Sarah Vasquez 23.20, best time.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Molly Chaison, CSSC 29.10, 2. Elizabeth Landron, SUN 29.91, 3. Sabina LaPietra, PST 30.42; SOFLO: 9. Clara Bland 39.62, best time.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Andreas Lajko, SFTL 29.19, 2. Stepan Bulushev, HAT 31.14, 3. Francesco Corrals, SFTL 33.35; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 16.30, 2. Rafael Landron, SUN 16.39, 3. Sebastian Guio, YSF 17.88; SOFLO: 16. Joseph-Blake Natino 23.65, best time, 33. Luis Roman 30.67, 43. Christian Baltar 34.91.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Andreas Lajko, SFTL 27.96, 2. Antonio Sarabia, HAFL 31.16, 3. Stepan Bulushev, HAT 31.39; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 17.47, 2. Sebastian Guio, YSF 19.54, 3. Rafael landron, SUN 20.16; SOFLO: 13. Joseph-Blake Natino 23.86, 24. Luis Roman 25.63, 29. Christian Baltar 26.53.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under:

1. Andreas Lajko, SFTL 28.93, 2. Stepan Bulushev, HAT 32.07, 3. Jonah Spiller, HAT 32.43.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO Girls Dominate Holiday Classic


By Sharon Robb

December 11, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club’s girl power dominated the 10&Under Holiday Classic Friday night at Academic Village in Pembroke Pines.

Fiorella Di Salvo won four 7-8 events and finished second and posted four best times in another to lead the girls team.

Valerie Vank won five events in the 9-10 age group.

Six-year-old Clara Bland won all four of her events.

SOFLO girls compiled 404 points to win the team title. The boys team swept the team title with 297 points.

The boys were led by Joseph Blake Natino, who won all four of his events; Alejandro Mateus, who won five events; and double winner Benjamin Kim.

On Saturday, the December Sprint Championship will be held with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Teams entered are Bob Karl Swim Club, Bone Island Swim Club, Delvilrays Swim Club, Indian River Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, YSF of South Florida and host SOFLO.

FRIDAY RESULTS

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 297, 2. YSF Barracudas 160, 3. Metro Aquatics 79, 4. SwimFast 33, 5. Southern Wahoos 11.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 404, 2. YSF Barracudas 120, 3. Metro Aquatics 44, 4. SwimFast 34.

GIRLS

100-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:17.25, best time, 2. Giada Porven, SOFLO 1:27.09, best time, 3. Abrielle Kelly, SOFLO 1:37.43; 9-10, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 1:06.99, 2. Sara Levin, SF 1:12.71, 3. Maya Sorunmu, SF 1:13.94.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Clara Bland, SOFLO 27.43.

50-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 35.74, best time, 2. Isabella Donoso, YSF 37.27, 3. Giada Porven, SOFLO 39.82, best time; 9-10, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 30.70, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 31.65, best time, 3. Leah Pando, SOFLO 33.70, best time.

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Clara Bland, SOFLO 39.54.

50-yard butterfly:

7-8, 1. Isabella Donoso, YSF 45.74, 2. Giada Porven, SOFLO 48.78, best time, 3. Allyson Lopez, YSF 50.97; 9-10, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 35.51, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLo 38.50, 3. Kailey Smith, SOFLO 42.79.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Clara Bland, SOFLO 47.69.

50-yard breaststroke:

7-8, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 46.56, 2. Abigail Natino, SOFLO 55.97, best time, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 57.65, best time; 9-10, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 39.92, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 42.85, 3. Leah Pando, SOFLO 44.42, best time.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Clara Bland, SOFLO 32.69.

50-yard backstroke:

7-8, 1. Isabella Donoso, YSF 43.67, 2. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 44.18, best time, 3. Abigail Natino, SOFLO 51.22; 9-10, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 37.04, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 39.63, 3. Leah Pando, SOFLo 39.82, best time.

100-yard individual medley:

7-8, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:31.59 , best time,   2. Sarah Vasquez SOFLO 149.92, 3. Abigail Natino, SOFLO 1:57.62; 9-10, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 1:20.95, best time, 2. Leah Pando, SOFLO 1:23.20, 3. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 1:31.26, best time.

100-yard freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO A 1:05.60, 2. SOFLO C 1:07.15, 3. YSF Barracudas B 1:07.93.

BOYS

100-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Derek Hau, SF 1:22.01, 2. Joshua Scarpinato, SF 2:14.84, 3. Noah Abel, SF 2:19.45; 9-10, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:05.61, 2. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:05.66, best time, 3. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLo 1:07.79, best time.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Joseph Natino, SOFLO 23.11, best time, 2. Daniel Rodriguez, MAC 33.37.

50-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Sebastian Guio, YSF 37.48, 2. Guillermo Davila, YSF 40.91, 3. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 41.31; 9-10, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 28.60, best time, 2. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 29.83, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 30.39.

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Joseph Blake Natino, SOFLO 39.54.

50-yard butterfly:

7-8, 1. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 46.50, best time, 2. Guillermo Davila, YSF 48.24, 3. Brooks Livesy, YSF 49.93; 9-10, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 31.95, best time, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 34.20, best time, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 36.58.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Joseph Blake Natino, SOFLO 47.69.

50-yard breaststroke:

7-8, 1. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 50.29, 2. Sebastian Guio, YSF 50.79, 3. Brooks Livsey, YSF 54.50; 9-10, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 40.44, best time, 2. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 40.56, best time, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 40.61.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Joseph Blake Natino, SOFLO 32.69.

50-yard backstroke:

7-8, 1. Sebastian Guio, YSF 44.46, 2. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 45.57, best time 45.57, best time, 3. Brooks Livsey, YSF 48.57; 9-10, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 33.14, best time, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 35.72, 3. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 37.52, best time.

100-yard individual medley:

7-8, 1. Sebastian Guio, YSF 1:34.98, 2. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 1:39.71, 3. Brooks Livsey, YSF 1:43.36; 9-10, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.12, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:17.38, 3.Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:17.44.

100-yard freestyle relay:

1.SOFLO B 1:00.42, 2. SOFLO C 1:00.57, 3. SOFLO A 1:01.04.

IF YOU GO

What: December Sprint Championships

When: Saturday, Session One 8:30 a.m., Session Two 1:30 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $3 per person, $3 heat sheets.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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