Connor Jimenez Leads SOFLO At 8&Under Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, April 15, 2018—-Connor Jimenez of South Florida Aquatic Club was among top finishers Friday at the Sunrise 8&Under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center.

Jimenez, 8, won one event and finished in three others, all four races with time drops in the 7-8 age group in the Florida Gold Coast-sanctioned meet.

Jimenez won the 25-yard backstroke in 18.20, dropping 1.43 seconds off his previous best. He was third in the 25-yard butterfly in 17.60 with a drop of 1.60; 25-yard breaststroke in 21.29 with a 2.16 drop and 25-yard freestyle in 15.74 with an 0.14 drop.

SOFLO girls were led by Caitlyn Nguyen, 8, with two seconds and three other top five finishes all in best times.

Nguyen was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 21.42 with a 2.89 drop and was a member of SOFLO’s runner-up 100-yard freestyle relay. She was third in the 25-yard backstroke in 19.33, a 1.54 time drop; fourth in the 25-yard freestyle in 16.59, a 1.23 drop; and fifth in the 25-yard butterfly in 18.83, a 2.25 time drop.

SOFLO teammate Shelby Evans, 7, was third in the 25-yard breaststroke in 21.51, a 0.69 time drop and was also a member of the second-place relay.

SOFLO girls had 19 best times and boys had four time drops.

Lorenzo Bagnuoli, 8, made his Sizzler debut and did well at his first meet.

The meet featured timed final 25-yard races in all four strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle and 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 21.92; 7-8, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 16.43; SOFLO: 3. Francesca Perry 18:31, time drop, 5. Caitlyn Nguyen 18.83, time drop, 10. Shelby Evans 20.10, time drop, 21. Aanya Robinson 24.06, time drop, 24. Jordan Evans 24.64.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under,1. Wendy LaPietra, PST 23.74; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachun, YSF 19.10; SOFLO: 3. Caitlyn Nguyen 19.33, time drop,11. Francesca Perry 21.77, time drop, 12. Saree Young 21.80, time drop, 16. Shelby Evans 23.05, 31. Aanya Robinson 25.31, time drop, 34. Jordan Evans 26.43.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 26.74; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachun, YSF 19.92; SOFLO: 2. Caitlyn Nguyen 21.42, time drop, 3. Shelby Evans 21.51, time drop, 6. Francesca Perry 23.46, time drop, 16. Jordan Evans 26.24, time drop, 24. Aanya Robinson 27.39, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 19.64; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachun, YSF 15.88; SOFLO: 4. Caitlin Nguyen 16.59, time drop, 9. Shelby Evans 17.83, time drop, 14. Saree Young 18.78, time drop, 16. Francesca Perry 18.84, time drop, 29. Jordan Evans 21.57, time drop, 30. Aanya Robinson 21.68, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. YMCA of South Florida 1:10.88, 2. SOFLO A 1:12.78, time drop.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 23.49; 7-8, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 16.32; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 17.60, time drop, 19. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 23.85.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 23.21; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 18.20, time drop, 18. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 24.52.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Terrence Cheung, YSF 29.56; 7-8, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 20.52; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 21.29, time drop, 40. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 32.87.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 19.64; 7-8, 1. Liam Fothergill, UNMWA 15.51; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 15.74, time drop, 35. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 22.78.

100-yard freestyle relay:
1. Pine Crest 1:17.20.

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

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Jordan Evans, Connor Jimenez Lead SOFLO At YSF Barracudas 8&Under Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

WESTON, February 12, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had fun and swam well at the 8&Under YSF Barracudas Sizzler Friday at YMCA Family Center.

Jordan Evans, 6, led the girls and Connor Jimenez, 8, led the boys.

Evans won three events, finished second, had three best times and led off SOFLO’s second-place 100-yard freestyle relay.

Evans won the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 24.33; 25-yard backstroke in 26.91; 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 27.27; and second in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 22.97.

Evans was joined by Caitlin Nguyen, Isabella Perry and Francesca Perry on the 100-yard freestyle relay that finished second in 1:17.00.

Jimenez swept all four sprint events and had two best times. He won the 25-yard butterfly in 23.45, 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.63, 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 23.45 and 25-yard freestyle in 17.20.

Caitlin Nguyen, 8, Isabella Perry, 8, Francesca Perry, 7, Saree Young, 8, and Aanya Robinson, 7, all made their sizzler debut and swam well.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 24.33, time drop; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachum, YSF 18.35.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 26.91; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachum, YSF 19.54; SOFLO: 3. Caitlyn Nguyen, 20.87, 4. Isabella Perry 21.33, 5. Shelby Evans 21.37, time drop, 7. Francesca Perry 22.63, 11. Saree Young 24.39, 13. Aanya Robinson 26.02.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 27.27, time drop; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachu, YSF 21.52; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 22.20, time drop, 3. Caitlyn Nguyen 24.31, 4. Isabella Perry 25.13, 8. Francesca Perry 27.29, 9. Aanya Robinson 27.83, 11. Saree Young 28.17.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Cherill Royalty, YSF 19.13; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Evans 22.97, time drop; 7-8, 1. Ava Wolfe, YSF 16.84; SOFLO: 3. Isabella Perry 17.46, 4. Caitlin Nguyen 17.82, 6. Shelby Evans 19.02, time drop, 10. Francesca Perry 20.58, 12. Saree Young 21.18, 13. Aanya Robinson 22.32.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. YSF 1:13.44. 2. SOFLO 1:17.00 (Jordan Evans, Caitlin Nguyen, Isabella Perry, Francesca Perry).

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 24.33; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 23.45; SOFLO: 7. Preston Christensen 30.39, time drop.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 25.61; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 19.63, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Preston Christensen 23.47, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, YSF 28.18; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 23.45, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Preston Christensen 30.39, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 20.86; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 17.20; SOFLO: 5. Preston Christensen 20.67, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Pine Crest 1:26.38.

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

Connor Jimenez Leads SOFLO At Azura 8-and-Under Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

June 10, 2017—Connor Jimenez of South Florida Aquatic Club was a double winner and turned in four best times at the Azura 8-and-Under Sizzler Saturday at Midtown Athletic Club in Weston.

Jimenez, 8, won the 7-8 age group 25-yard backstroke in 20.00 with a time drop of 1.16 and 25-yard freestyle in 15.88 with a time drop of 1.30.

Jimenez was also second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 23.75 with a time drop of 1.06 and tied for fifth in the 25-yard butterfly in 21.53 with a time drop of 1.16.

SOFLO teammate Juan Vallmitjana took three third places and one fifth place and had two best times.

SOFLO boys also captured the 100-yard freestyle relay in 1:12.12.

Sofia Lugo, 8, was SOFLO’s top girls finisher placing fourth in all four of her individual events with four time drops.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, CCPR 24.32; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 16.82; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 20.12, time drop.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, CCPR 25.44; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 19.13; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 21.98, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, CCPR 30.43; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 19.81; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 25.11, time drop.

25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, CCPR 24.32; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 16.28; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 17.88, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay: 8-and-under, 1. Azura 1:19.31.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 23.59; 7-8, 1. Becket Menacho, PB 18.78; SOFLO: 3. Juan Vallmitjana 19.44, time drop, 5. Connor Jimenez 21.53, time drop, 11. Aryav Thakur 25.56, time drop.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Michael Barrette, PST 25.31; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 20.00, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Juan Vallmitjana 23.15, 9. Aryav Thakur 24.96, 10. Martin Petkov 25.93.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 29.65; 7-8, 1. Becket Menacho, PB 23.18; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 23.75, time drop, 3. Juan Vallmitjana 24.25, 11. Martin Petkov 30.39, 16. Aryav Thakur 32.43.

25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 21.20; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 15.88, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Juan Vallmitjana 16.55, time drop, 9. Aryav Thakur 20.34, time drop, 16. Martin Petkov 24.35, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO 1:12.12, 2. Azura 1:15.10.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com