SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Piranhas Turkey Classic


By Sharon Robb

POMPANO BEACH, November 21, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club had several swimmers finish among the top three at the recent Piranhas Turkey Classic at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

Noah Mejias, 8, won one event, had one second and two thirds.

Mejias won the 8-and-under 25-yard butterfly in 17.36. He was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 21.81. He was third in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.48 (0.26 drop) and third in the 25-yard freestyle in 16.33. He was also second in the quadathlon with a combined time of 1:14.98.

Cherill Royalty, 8, was second in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 16.26 (0.09 drop).

Jordan Evans, 8, was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 20.89 (2.82 drop) and third in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.69 (2.37 drop). She finished second in the quadathlon with a combined time of 1:16.50.

Connor Jimenez, 10, was second in the 50-yard backstroke in 34.24 and second in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 29.31 (0.18 drop).

Fiorella DiSalvo was third in the 11-12 50-yard breaststroke in 35.37.

Daniel Chaussky was third in the 8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke in 23.86.

Ryan Harries was third in the 9-10 50-yard breaststroke in 37.92.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, was third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 35.14 (2.81 drop) and third in the 50-yard freestyle in 29.37. He was third in the quadathlon with a combined time of 2:17.04.

Piranhas Turkey Classic Results
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 17.92; 4. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 18.42, 5. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 18.48.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Wendy LaPietra, Azura 18.75, 3. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 19.69.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 20.45, 2. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 20.89, 5. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 24.20.

25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 16.06, 2. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 16.26, 5. Hailey Roman, SOFLO 17.10.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 28.64; 11-12, 1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 28.26; 13-14, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 26.44; 15-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 25.18.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 31.84; 11-12, 1. Valentina Foster, MWA 30.80; 13-14, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 27.79; 15-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 26.30.

50-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Madison Abinuman, WOW 37.54; 11-12, 1. Reese Andres, SAS 33.10, 3. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 35.37; 13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 31.13; 15-and-over, 1. Allyson Ponson, Azura 31.37.

50-yard freestyle:
9-10, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 27.18; 11-12, 1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 25.88; 13-14, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 24.85; 15-and-over, 1. Allyson Ponson, Azura 23.85.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 17.36, 4. Matthew Ortiz, SOFLO 18.05.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Jeancarlos Vasquez, CM 18.97, 3. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 19.48.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Stepan Golik, SAS 21.76, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 21.81, 3. Daniel Chaussky, SOFLO 23.86, 5. Zachary Snigur, SOFLO 23.92.

25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Stepan Golik, SAS 16.01, 3. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 16.33.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 30.41, 5. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 33.43, 6. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 34.34, 7. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 35.15; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 26.86; 13-14, 1. Julian Balbi, SAS 24.61; 15-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 22.46.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 33.46, 2. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 34.24, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 35.14; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 28.88, 5. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 31.71; 13-14, 1. Julian Balbi, SAS 26.30; 15-and-over, 1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 23.10.

50-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Kai Hall, WOW 37.60, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 37.92, 5. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 38.19; 11-12, 1. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 31.16; 13-14, 1. Oscar Rios, HSC 29.22; 15-and-over, 1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 26.77.

50-yard freestyle:
9-10, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 28.87, 2. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 29.31, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 29.37; 11-12, 1. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 25.39; 13-14, 1. Joshua Cajuste, TSA 23.10; 15-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 21.09.

COMBINED EVENTS

Girls 8-and-Under Quadathlon
1. Uma Vogan, BISC 1:14.64, 2. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 1:16.50, 3. Eva Milevska, Azura 1:16.54, 4. Wendy LaPietra, Azura 1:18.59, 5. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 1:19.21.

Girls 9-10
1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 2:05.89, 2. Madison Abinuman, WOW 2:10.20, 3. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 2:16.89, 4. Katja Milevska, Azura 2:18.24, 5. Emma Ham, WOW 2:19.29.

Girls 11-12
1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 2:00.98, 2. Reese Andres, SAS 2:02.15, 3. Valentina Foster, MWA 2:02.90, 4. Mia Patton, BEST 2:05.89, 5. Tania Mantilla, MWA 2:06.41.

Girls 13-14
1. Erin Miller, SAS 1:52.12, 2. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:53.18, 3. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 1:53.49, 4. Julianne McCranie, Azura 1:53.70, 5. Mariana Cote, MWA 1:56.19.

15-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 1:47.93, 2. Allyson Ponson, Azura 1:50.25, 3. Amanda Kopas, Azura 1:53.68, 4. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 1:57.04, 5. Lydia Musleh, PAQ 1:58.44.

Boys 8-and-Under Quadathlon
1. Stepan Golik, SAS 1:14.54, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:14.98, 3. Jeancarlos Vasquez, CM 1:19.48, 4. Jayden Park, MWA 1:20.46, 5. John Mann, Unattached 1:23.61.

Boys 9-10
1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 2:12.52, 2. Caleb Caponera, SAS 2:15.21, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:17.04, 4. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 2:17.31, 5. Becket Menacho, PB 2:21.63.

Boys 11-12
1. Paul Pokatragol, SAS 1:53.39, 2. Roberto Gossmann, Unattached 1:57.70, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:59.81, 4. Adriano Brunetti, PB 2:04.10, 5. Diego Villalonga, MWA 2:04.48.

13-14
1. Julian Balbi, SAS 1:44.70, 2. Diego Balbi, SAS 1:47.29, 3. Christopher Gossmann, Unattached 1:47.87, 4. Oscar Rios, HSC 1:48.13, 5. Evan Wilson, MCDA 1:49.88.

15-and-over
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 1:35.33, 2. Matheo Mateos, Azura 1:36.45, 3. Steven Amiable, Azura 1:37.17, 4. Michael Fernandez, SAS 1:37.70, 5. Gabriel Araya, Azura 1:38.14.

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

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart Makes First Summer Jr. National Cut; SOFLO Leads After Day Three Of Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

STUART, July 20, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club moved into all three category leads headed into the fourth and final day of the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Long Course Summer Junior Olympics Saturday at Sailfish Splash Water Park.

The defending champion leads the combined (392.50), girls (214) and boys 178.50) team standings among a field of 32 Florida Gold Coast teams.

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart is leaving a lasting impression in her final 14&Under JOs.

Dinehart, 14, won the 200-meter breaststroke in a lifetime-best 2:38.00 to make her first Summer Junior national qualifying standard. She trimmed 4.91 off her previous best (2:42.91) to break 2:40 for the first time to make her cut.

Dinehart was also a member of the third place 400-meter medley relay that finished in 4:38.43 along with Elena Dinehart, Madeline Smutny and Hartley Pitters-Hinds.

Dinehart is third in girls’ high point with 30 points behind Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest (45) and Aspen Gersper of St. Andrew’s (41).

Fiorella Di Salvo was third in the 11-12 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:14.50 with a time drop of 4.05.

Elena Dinehart was third in the 13-14 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:06.26 with a time frop of 1.73.

SOFLO boys won two 10-and-under relays with a dynamic foursome and had one individual champion.

Alejandro Mateus won the 13-14 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:02.30, dropping 12.39.

SOFLO boys won the 200-meter medley relay in 2:34.70 with Oleksii Viazmetinov, Ryan Harries, Juan Vallmitjana and Connor Jimenez.

SOFLO boys also won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 2:16.23 again with Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Oleksii Viazmetinov and Juan Vallmitjana.

Juan Colmenares was second in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:05.19 with a time drop of 10.91.

Christopher Hau was third in the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:40.50 with a time drop of 8.52.

Connor Jimenez was third in the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:19.58 and time drop of 6.73.

The four-day meet concludes Sunday with prelims and finals.

SOFLO looks to be in the driver’s seat to captrure its tenth consecutive JO long course team title and 11th overall in club history. SOFLO has also won back-to-back short and long course JO titles six times.

In March, SOFLO won the FGC 14&Under Short Course JOs for a record tenth overall combined in the club’s 19-year history. SOFLO won the boys title with 524 points ahead of runnerup FAST (401). SOFLO girls finished runnerup by just 18 points behind Pine Crest.

Among top teams in the meet are Pine Crest, Azura, FAST, Jupiter, Hialeah, Swim Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 392.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 335, 3. Jupiter Dragons 274, 4. Metro Aquatics 262.50, 5. Azura 218, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 201, 7. Gulliver 191, 8. Pine Crest 181, 9. Midtown Weston 178, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 165.

BOYS TEAM RESULTS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 178.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 170, 3. tie, Metro Aquatics 150, Jupiter Dragons 150, 5. Azura 148, 6. City of Hialeah 114, 7. Sunrise 84, 8. Wahoos of Wellington 60, 9. FAST 57, 10. TS Aquatics 56.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 214, 2. Gulliver 167.50, 3. St. Andrew’s 165, 4. Pine Crest 144, 5. Coral Springs Swim Club 142, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 141, 7. Midtown Weston 136, 8. Jupiter Dragons 124, 9. Metro Aquatics 112.5, 10. North Palm Beach 94.

GIRLS
200-meter medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Jupiter 2:31.09; 5. SOFLO A 2:39.67 (Isabella Perry, Shelby Evans, Lydia Smutny, Sofia Lugo), 11. SOFLO B 2:54.28 (Alexandra Strong, Alessandra Gendarmi, Francesca Perry, Sophia Avila).

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, GRSC 2:49.51; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:38.00, time drop 4.91.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 2:27.81; SOFLO: 10. Sofia Lugo 2:41.33; 11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JUP 2:13.33; SOFLO: 5. Isabelle Wilson 2:20.00, time drop 1.52, 7. Anastasia Lutz 2:23.20, time drop 2.58; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:05.28; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 2:11.35, time drop 3.22; 6. Madeline Smutny 2:11.41.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 32.83; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 30.48; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 29.03; SOFLO: 7. Madeline Smutny 30.53.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:19.86; 11-12, 1. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 1:12.08; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella DiSalvo 1:14.50, time drop 4.05, 8. Anastasia Lutz 1:17.22; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:04.60; SOFLO: 3. Elena Dinehart 1:06.26, time drop 1.73.

200-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Wahoos of Wellington 2:13.01; 5. SOFLO A 2:23.97 (Alessandra Gendarmi, Isabella Perry, Sophia Avila, Sofia Lugo), 10. SOFLO B 2:32.67 (Lydia Smutny, Francesca Perry, Shelby Evans, Alexandra Strong).

400-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 4:57.71; 4. SOFLO A 5:07.84 (Fiorella Di Salvo, Anastasia Lutz, Gabriela Avila, Isabelle Wilson), 15. SOFLO B 5:27.98 (Sarah Vasquez, Dahila Hirsch, Mariana Pinto, Genesis Escobar); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 4:30.43; 3. SOFLO A 4:38.43 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Madeline Smutny, Hartley Pitters-Hinds).

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JUP 5:17.27; SOFLO: 8. Isabelle Wilson 5:48.00, time drop 3.55, 9. Fiorella Di Salvo 5:48.94, time drop 1.46, 10. Mariana Pinto 5:49.16, time drop 8.11; 13-14, 1. Giovanna Musiello, GRSC 5:19.55; SOFLO: 14. Sabrina Osorio 5:46.37.

BOYS
200-meter medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:34.70 (Oleksii Viazmetinov, Ryan Harries, Juan Vallmitjana, Connor Jimenez); 11-12, 1. Azura 2:12.69, 6. SOFLO A 2:17.98 (Ethan McPeek, Alexander Miller, Luca Hincapie, Kevin Moya), 10. SOFLO B 2:25.20 (Alessio Mazzi, Benjamin Kim, Marvan Ekanayake, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. St. Andrew’s 1:55.38; 4. SOFLO A 2:00.26 (Alejandro Mateus, Logan Gonzalez, Diego Nazario-Vasquez, Zackary Harris), 9. SOFLO B 2:04.35 (Aldo Zepeda, Javier Colmenares, Samuel Bullen, Nathaniel Garrick).

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:41.96; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:29.45; SOFLO: 3. Christopher Hau 2:40.50, time drop 8.52, 4. Javier Colmenares 2:40.53, time drop 5.48, 5. Logan Gonzalez 2:43.17.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 2:21.24; SOFLO: 4. Juan Vallmitjana 2:29.21, time drop 1.86, 10. Oleksii Viazmetinov 2:40.46, time drop 9.96; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 2:09.35; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 2:16.59, time drop 3.79, 7. Kevin Moya 2:17.19, time drop 7.67; 13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:59.58.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 32.88; SOFLO: 9. Connor Jimenez 36.07, time drop 3.12, 10. Juan Vallmitjana 36.62, time drop 0.72; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 30.22; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 26.45.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 1:18.65; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 1:19.58, time drop 6.73, 10. Oleksii Viazmetinov 1:27.54, time drop 3.70; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:10.39; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 1:01.13.

200-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:16.23 (Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Oleksii Viazmetinov, Juan Vallmitjana).

400-meter individual medley.
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 5:08.32; SOFLO: 4. Ethan McPeek 5:41.35, time drop 17.16, 9. Stefano Mazzi 5:51.27, time drop 10.91, 11. Felix Gonzalez 5:53.33, time drop 10.94; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 5:02.30, time drop 12.39; SOFLO: 2. Juan Colmenares 5:05.19, time drop 10.91.

400-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Azura 4:49.57, 4. SOFLO A 5:04.53 (Ethan McPeek, Alexander Miller, Kevin Moya, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. Hialeah 4:19.60, 4. SOFLO A 4:25.59 (Logan Gonzalez, Christopher Hau, Alejandro Mateus, Zackary Harris), 5. SOFLO B 4:29.96 (Aldo Zepeda, Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Nathaniel Garrick).

IF YOU GO

What: 14&Under Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, prelims, 9 a.m., finals 6 p.m.

Where: Sailfish Splash Waterpark, 931 SE Ruhnke, Stuart.

Defending 2018 champions: Combined, SOFLO; Boys, FAST (Flood Aquatics Swim Team); Girls, Pine Crest.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold and will be available at http://www.martincountyswimming.org. Martin County Swimming and North Palm Beach Swim Club are co-hosting the meet. Results will be available on Meet Mobile or http://www.martincountyswimming.org. For more information call Jim McCombs, 772-485-3239.

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

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

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

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