SOFLO’s Schleicher Top 10 Finisher; Travis, Becker Win Overall Titles At USA Swimming 5K Junior National Championship At Miami Marine Stadium


By Sharon Robb

MIAMI, May 4, 2019—In one of the most competitive girls open water swimming races, South Florida Aquatic Club’s Mallory Schleicher finished among the Top 10 Saturday in the USA Swimming Girls 5K Junior National Championship at Miami Marine Stadium.

Schleicher, 15, was seventh in the 16-and-under girls race in 1:02:47 for 3.1 miles.

The first ten finishers all completed the course in 1:02 and change. While Travis was nearly 20 seconds ahead of the field three swimmers finished within two tenths of a second with each other.

Chase Travis, 16, of Nation’s Capital Swim Club won in 1:02:07. Kathryn Grimes, 13, of Sandpipers of Nevada was second in 1:02:26.

The only other Florida Gold Coast swimmers in the girls field was Anna Auld, 15, of East Coast Aquatic Club, who finished third in 1:02:30 and Emily Trieschmann, 15, of St. Andrew’s Aquatics 40th in 1:05:54.

Dylan Becker, 16, of Sandpipers of Nevada won the boys title in 58:18. The Utah commit competed in Friday’s senior 10K where he finished 30th. The next 21 swimmers all dipped under one hour.

SOFLO’s Dominic Bono, 15, was 54th in 1:07:09 in the boys race. He was the only Florida Gold Coast swimmer to complete the race.

The championships end Sunday with the men’s and women’s senior 5K national event. Also on Sunday, Swim Miami 2019 returns to Miami Marine Stadium.

Four races will be held in Sunday’s Swim Miami 2019: 800-meters, Miami Mile, 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles). There is also the K-9 Krawl World Championships, a human and dog duathlon where owner and dog swim 200 yards and run 400 yards.

Swim Miami is the longest-standing open water swim on the East Coast and one of the largest in the U.S.

SOFLO has entered 24 age group swimmers (17 girls and 7 boys) and three masters swimmers.

The age group swimmers are Sophia Bedoya, 16, mile; Alexander Blandon, 17, mile; Alexis Christensen, 13, mile; Elena Dinehart, 14, 5K; Elise Dinehart, 10, mile; Olivia Dinehart, 14, 5K; Pilar Duranti, 11, 800; Genesis Escobar, 11, 800; Sophia Grubbs, 14, 5K; Anastasia Lutz, 12, mile; Alejandro Mateus, 13, mile; Leonardo Mateus, 17, mile; Sabrina Osorio, 14, mile; Sofia Osorio, 14, mile; Martin Petkov, 10, 800; Rafael Rodriguez, 16, 5K; Lucy Smutny, 16, 5K; Lydia Smutny, 10, mile; Madeline Smutny, 13, 5K; Ventura Torres, 17, mile; Victoria Torres, 14, mile; Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 800; Olivia Ware, 15, 10K; and Isabelle Wilson, 12, 5K.

The masters swimmers are Emmanuel Butmankiewicz, 33, in the mile; Hawaii Ironman Evelyn Salama, 45, 5K; and Kristen Vlaun, 46, 10K.

SOFLO coach Chris Anderson is also involved in the event. His boat will serve as the officials’ boat for every race throughout the weekend.

The course is one lap for the mile, three laps for the 5K and six laps for the 10K.

The finish time limits are: 10K Swim: 4 hours; 5K Swim: 2 hours; Miami Mile: 1 hour and 800 meters: 30 minutes.

Proceeds benefit the H2Os Foundation. The H2Os Foundation through grants, generous donations, events, and strategic corporate partnerships offers children and youth a unique opportunity to learn a lifesaving skill, and more importantly a life-long commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Live coverage of the final races are available Sunday morning at usaswimming.org. The webcast is 7:30 a.m.

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

Paltrinieri, Cunha Capture 10K National Championship Titles; SOFLO’s Schleicher, Bono Compete Saturday In 5K Junior National Championships At Miami Marine Stadium


By Sharon Robb

May 3, 2019—Jordan Wilimovsky, David Heron, Ashley Twichell and Haley Anderson were the top U.S. finishers Friday in the USA Swimming National Open Water 10K Championship.

Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri, 24, won the men’s race in 1:49:25 followed by Wilimovsky, 25, in 1:50:57, Mario Sanzullo, 25, of Italy in 1:51:41 and Heron, 24 in 1:52:22 among a field of 35 swimmers.

Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha, 27, won the women’s race in 2:00:00.17 followed by Twichell, 29, in 2:00:00.67 and Anderson, 27, in 2:00:01 among a field of 21 swimmers. Former Florida swimmer Becca Mann, 21, was sixth in 2:00:14. Anna Auld of East Coast Aquatic Club was 16th in 2:11.47.

The top two U.S. men and women in the 10K races qualified for the 18th FINA World Championships in July in Gwangju, South Korea where they can qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a Top 10 finish. The 10K has been an Olympic event since 2008.

On Saturday, SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher and Dominic Bono will compete in the 5K Junior National Championships 16-and-under races. The boys race is 8 a.m. and girls race at 8:05 a.m.

The 5K national championships are Sunday. The men’s race is 7:30 a.m. and women’s race is 7:35 a.m.

On Sunday, Swim Miami 2019 returns to Miami Marine Stadium. The course is an amazing pristine, generally calm water environment that will definitely allow all ages and abilities to enjoy the open water event.

Four races will be held in Sunday’s Swim Miami 2019: 800-meters, Miami Mile, 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles). There is also the K-9 Krawl World Championships, a human and dog duathlon where owner and dog swim 200 yards and run 400 yards.

Swim Miami is the longest-standing open water swim on the East Coast and one of the largest in the U.S.

SOFLO has entered 24 age group swimmers (17 girls and 7 boys) and three masters swimmers.

The age group swimmers are Sophia Bedoya, 16, mile; Alexander Blandon, 17, mile; Alexis Christensen, 13, mile; Elena Dinehart, 14, 5K; Elise Dinehart, 10, mile; Olivia Dinehart, 14, 5K; Pilar Duranti, 11, 800; Genesis Escobar, 11, 800; Sophia Grubbs, 14, 5K; Anastasia Lutz, 12, mile; Alejandro Mateus, 13, mile; Leonardo Mateus, 17, mile; Sabrina Osorio, 14, mile; Sofia Osorio, 14, mile; Martin Petkov, 10, 800; Rafael Rodriguez, 16, 5K; Lucy Smutny, 16, 5K; Lydia Smutny, 10, mile; Madeline Smutny, 13, 5K; Ventura Torres, 17, mile; Victoria Torres, 14, mile; Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 800; Olivia Ware, 15, 10K; and Isabelle Wilson, 12, 5K.

The masters swimmers are Emmanuel Butmankiewicz, 33, in the mile; Hawaii Ironman Evelyn Salama, 45, 5K; and Kristen Vlaun, 46, 10K.

SOFLO coach Chris Anderson will also be involved in the event. His boat will serve as the officials’ boat for every race throughout the weekend.

The course is one lap for the mile, three laps for the 5K and six laps for the 10K.

The finish time limits are: 10K Swim: 4 hours; 5K Swim: 2 hours; Miami Mile: 1 hour and 800 meters: 30 minutes.

Proceeds benefit the H2Os Foundation. The H2Os Foundation through grants, generous donations, events, and strategic corporate partnerships offers children and youth a unique opportunity to learn a lifesaving skill, and more importantly a life-long commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Live coverage of each race from Miami will be available each morning at usaswimming.org. The webcast schedule is Friday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

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

Open Water Swimming Takes Center Stage Friday Through Sunday At Miami Marine Stadium; Schleicher, Bono Lead SOFLO Contingent


By Sharon Robb

May 2, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at the elite, age group and masters levels Friday through Sunday at the USA Swimming Nationals Open Water 10K/5K and Swim Miami 2019.

The USA Swimming National Championships Series begins Friday with the 10K. The women’s race is 8 a.m. and men’s race at 10:30 a.m. The top two men and top two women in the 10K races will advance to the 18th FINA World Championships in July in South Korea where they can qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a Top 10 finish. The 10K has been an Olympic event since 2008.

Heading the men’s 10K field are Olympian Jordan Wilimovsky and Brendan Casey. Ashley Twichell and Haley Anderson are the top women in the field.

SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher and Dominic Bono will compete Saturday in the 5K Junior National Championships 16-and-under races. The boys race is 8 a.m. and girls race at 8:05 a.m.

The 5K national championships are Sunday. The men’s race is 7:30 a.m. and women’s race is 7:35 a.m.

The competitors at the Open Water National Championships will be racing on a course that’s similar to what they will face at Worlds and the Olympics. The water will be around 80 degrees and salty, and the course will be protected, meaning there will be fewer waves.

The course was chosen to mimic what qualifiers will face in the future because it’s important to choose swimmers who perform best under those conditions, according to USA Swimming Open Water Director Bryce Elser.

“I’m really excited they’re mimicking World Championships as closely as possible,” Anderson said. “I think it’s really important to start acclimating as soon as possible for the race we’re going to have at Worlds. The more chances you get to race in something like that, the better.”

The open water national championships will serve as the selection event for spots on U.S. rosters, too.

Swim Miami 2019 also returns to Miami Marine Stadium. The course is an amazing pristine, generally calm water environment that will definitely allow all ages and abilities to enjoy the open water event.

Four races will be held in Sunday’s Swim Miami 2019: 800-meters, Miami Mile, 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles). There is also the K-9 Krawl World Championships, a human and dog duathlon where owner and dog swim 200 yards and run 400 yards.

Swim Miami is the longest-standing open water swim on the East Coast and one of the largest in the U.S.

SOFLO has entered 23 age group swimmers (17 girls and 6 boys) and three masters swimmers.

The age group swimmers are Sophia Bedoya, 16, mile; Alexander Blandon, 17, mile; Alexis Christensen, 13, mile; Elena Dinehart, 14, 5K; Elise Dinehart, 10, mile; Olivia Dinehart, 14, 5K; Pilar Duranti, 11, 800; Genesis Escobar, 11, 800; Sophia Grubbs, 14, 5K; Anastasia Lutz, 12, mile; Alejandro Mateus, 13, mile; Leonardo Mateus, 17, mile; Sabrina Osorio, 14, mile; Sofia Osorio, 14, mile; Martin Petkov, 10, 800; Lucy Smutny, 16, 5K; Lydia Smutny, 10, mile; Madeline Smutny, 13, 5K; Ventura Torres, 17, mile; Victoria Torres, 14, mile; Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 800; Olivia Ware, 15, 10K; and Isabelle Wilson, 12, 5K.

The masters swimmers are Emmanuel Butmankiewicz, 33, in the mile; Hawaii Ironman Evelyn Salama, 45, 5K; and Kristen Vlaun, 46, 10K.

SOFLO coach Chris Anderson will also be involved in the event. His boat will serve as the officials’ boat for every race throughout the weekend.

The course is one lap for the mile, three laps for the 5K and six laps for the 10K.

Saturday is mandatory check-in for all events 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday’s schedule is 7-8:45 a.m. check-in; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsor Expo Open; 7:30 a.m., USA Swimming Nationals Open Water 5K; 8:30 a.m., 800 Meter Male (All Ages); 8:32 a.m., 800 Meter Female (All Ages); 8:34 a.m., Special Olympics 800 M (All); 8:40 a.m., 10K Male (All Ages); 8:42 a.m., 10K Female (All Ages); 10 a.m., 5K 18-and-under (Male); 10:02 a.m., 5K 18-and-under (Female); 10:04 a.m., 5K 19-39 years old (Male); 10:06 a.m., 5K 19-39 years old (Female); 10:08 a.m., 5K 40-and-older (Male); 10:10 a.m., 5K 40-and-older (Female); 10:15 a.m., Miami Mile 18 and under (Male); 10:17 a.m., Miami Mile 18 and under (Female); 10:19 a.m., Miami Mile 19-39 years old (Male); 10:21 a.m., Miami Mile 19-39 years old (Female); 10:23 a.m., Miami Mile 40 and older (Male); 10:25 a.m., Miami Mile 40 and older (Female); 10:27 a.m. Special Olympics 1 Mile (All); 12:15 p.m., K-9 KRAWL; Awards ceremony. Awards will be going on simultaneously as events finish.

Every swimmer will be awarded a limited edition finisher medal. The overall top men three men and women will also earn awards.

The finish time limits are: 10K Swim: 4 hours; 5K Swim: 2 hours; Miami Mile: 1 hour and 800 meters: 30 minutes.

Proceeds benefit the H2Os Foundation. The H2Os Foundation through grants, generous donations, events, and strategic corporate partnerships offers children and youth a unique opportunity to learn a lifesaving skill, and more importantly a life-long commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Live coverage of each race from Miami will be available each morning at usaswimming.org. The webcast schedule is Friday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

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

SOFLO Makes History At FGC Senior Championships, Reaches New Level


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, March 25, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club established itself as one of the all-time greatest swim clubs in Florida Gold Coast history on the third and final night of the FGC Senior Championships Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO won the combined team title with 3,287 points for the first time in meet history. It was the first time SOFLO totaled 3,000 or more points in any Florida Gold Coast meet. Azura Florida Aquatics was second with 2,579 and East Coast Aquatic Club was third with 2,099 points.

SOFLO also won the boys team title with 1,663 points. Azura was second with 1,443 and Gulliver Swim Club was third with 965.

East Coast Aquatic Club won the girls team title with 1,990 points. SOFLO was runner-up with 1,624 and Azura was third with 1,136.

“The emotions were high,” SOFLO CEO and head coach Chris Anderson said. “It was great what they did accomplish. I need to remind the kids more how well they are doing, what they have accomplished, and reward them for what they did.

“We have improved the training environment we created. The talent we have in the water is easier to maintain when the expectations are there. There is a balance between age group and seniors. We have new superstars who are young and the superstars that were at JOs are now at the senior level.”

SOFLO secured its place in the record books and made history by winning both seniors and JO titles in the same short course season for the sixth time in the team’s 19-year history. Last weekend SOFLO won the FGC Junior Olympics for the ninth consecutive year and tenth overall.

SOFLO, with 190 swimmers in its diverse program, had 59 boys and girls compete in 350 individual events and 18 relays in 10 relay events over three days. The faces may change year from year, season to season, but the work ethic and training environment have not. The success, time drops and winning falls into place at major meets.

“I think I envisioned it, but it’s hard to say something like this would actually be accomplished,” Anderson said. “It’s very satisfying when it’s achieved.”

Anderson was impressed with his swimmers efforts across the board.

“The 15-16 boys depth and quality of their races and swims they had were just phenomenal,” Anderson said. “Look at the average of the 400 IM and 200 free for both men and women, our core events and you will see as a group they have improved tremendously.

“We put in a lot of work,” Anderson continued. “It’s been smart work, not just grinding and pounding. There’s a lot of enforcement of race pace and the kids are buying into what we are doing. They embrace it and break major barriers in the training environments.

“It’s also the maturity of the senior group and the work they put in at the tail end of last summer and high school season and winter training. ”

Among SOFLO’s individual winners on the final night of competition were:

Gaby Banks, 16, 50-yard freestyle, 23.68; 50-yard butterfly, third, 26.29.

Kathleen Golding, 18, 200-yard individual medley, 2:04.58.

Dominic Bono, 15, 1,650-yard freestyle, 16:18.14.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Mallory Schleicher, 1,650-yard freestyle, second 17:17.50.

Lance Lesage, 100-yard backstroke, second, 51.30.

Miguel Sierra, 50-yard butterfly, second, 23.52.

Juan Pablo Pineda, 100-yard breaststroke, second, 59.03.

Molly Golding, 100-yard breaststroke, third 1:07.38.

Olivia Dinehart, 100-yard breaststroke, third, 1:05.44.

Mary Smutny, 50-yard freestyle, third, 23.97.

SOFLO boys were second in the 400-yard medley relay.

SOFLO girls were third in the 200-yard medley relay.

Next up is spring break and pool games. Then on April 1 summer long course season training begins with pre-season, technique training and staff meetings.

“Then we crank it up,” Anderson said.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 3,287.5, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 2,579.5, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 2,099.5, 4. Gulliver 1,974, 5. St. Andrew’s 1,371.5, 6. Pine Crest 1,044.5, 7. TS Aquatics 861, 8. Swim Fort Lauderdale 776, 9. Metro Aquatics 741.5, 10. River City Aquatics 678.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,663.5, 2. Azura 1,443, 3. Gulliver 965.5, 4. Pine Crest 606, 5. St. Andrew’s 594, 6. River City 592, 7. Metro Aquatics 551.5, 8. Swim Fort Lauderdale 429, 9. TS Aquatics 360, 10. City of Hialeah 336.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. East Coast 1,990.5, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,624, 3. Azura 1,136.5, 4. Gulliver 1,008.5, 5. St. Andrew’s 777.5, 6. TS Aquatics 501, 7. Pine Crest 438.5, 8. Swim Fort Lauderdale 347, 9. City of Hialeah 256, 10. YMCA of South Florida 213.5.

HIGH POINT AWARDS:
GIRLS: 15-16, 1. Anna Auld, East Coast 182 and Megan Murphy, East Coast 182; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 136, 8. Molly Golding 125, 12. Gaby Banks 102, 17. Sara Quintero 78, 21. Sarah Acevedo 69, 31. Paige Lane 46, 42. Jacqueline Lugo 30.50, 43. Michelle Marinheiro 29, 46. Lucy Smutny 24, 54. Katrina Del Vecchio 14, 58. Jennamarie Brames 13, 61. tie, Alana Deo and Jena Legaspi, 11.

GIRLS OPEN: 1. Chade Nersicio, East Coast 191; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 170, 7. Kathleen Golding 135.50, 11. Olivia Dinehart 99, 19. Sally Golding 67, 23. Maya Coffey 56, 27. Hailey Jerew 53, 34. Elena Dinehart 38, 62. Sabrina Osorio 12, 71. Victoria Torres 4, 75. Alexis Christensen 3, 76. Madeline Smutny 2, 78. Sofia Osorio 1.

BOYS 15-16: 1. Kyle Korvick, Gulliver 200; SOFLO: 5. Philopatier Ibrahim 136, 6. Lance Lesage 127.50, 12. Dominic Bono 99, 13. Miguel Sierra 98, 15. Juan Pablo Pineda 93, 19. Javier Roman 85.50, 21. Robert Wilson 78, 26. Juan Colmenares 70.50, 27. Michael Arias 61, 29. John Paul Handal 57, 30. Nicolas Rossi 56, 45. Nicolas Munoz 22, 46. Nicholas Chaimowicz 20, 48. Yannai Michael 18.50, 77. Juancamilo Rivero 3, 79. Manuel Melendez 2.

BOYS OPEN: 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 176; SOFLO: 3. Rafael Rodriguez 163, 23. Leonardo Mateus 65, 28. Sebastian Lares 50, 54. Alex Golding 20, 60. Alejandro Mateus 15, 61. Christian Tijero 14, 69. Juan Colmenares 7, 72. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 6, 83. Juan Serna 2.50.

GIRLS
1,650-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 16:57.87; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 17:17.50, 4. Sarah Acevedo 17:49.59, 6. Michelle Marinheiro 18:34.15; Open, 1. Shauna Abair, ECAC 17:06.06.

200-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. East Coast 1:44.17, 2. Azura 1:44.55, 3. SOFLO A 1:45.70 (Mary Smutny, Olivia Dinehart, Kathleen Golding, Gaby Banks). 9. SOFLO B 1:52.58 (Elena Dinehart, Molly Golding, Maya Coffey, Hailey Jerew).

100-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 57.02; SOFLO: 13. Mallory Schleicher 1:01.02, 14. Sara Quintero 1:01.83; Open, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 53.60; SOFLO: 5. Mary Smutny 58.18, 11. Elena Dinehart 59.40, 12. Maya Coffey 1:01.71.

50-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 25.52; SOFLO: 3. Gaby Banks 26.29, 9. Katrina Del Vecchio 27.33, 13. Jacqueline Lugo 27.70; Open, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 24.83; SOFLO: 4. Mary Smutny 25.75, 7. Kathleen Golding 26.37, 8. Hailey Jerew 26.56, 14. Maya Coffey 26.47.

100-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Lucia Miller, SAS 1:05.70; SOFLO: 3. Molly Golding 1:07.38; Open, 1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 1:04.34; SOFLO: 3. Olivia Dinehart 1:05.44, 8. Sally Golding 1:08.95, 12. Hailey Jerew 1:07.42.

50-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Gaby Banks, SOFLO 23.68; SOFLO: 6. Paige Lane 24.96; Open, 1. Allyson Ponson, Unattached 23.19; SOFLO: 3. Mary Smutny 23.97, 5. Hailey Jerew 24.18, 12. Kathleen Golding 24.92.

200-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:04.87; SOFLO: 6. Sara Quintero 2:12.87, 7. Molly Golding 2:13.44; Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:04.58; SOFLO: 4. Olivia Dinehart 2:09.26, 8. Sally Golding 2:13.18, 11. Olivia Dinehart 2:14.17.

400-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. Azura 3:48.35, 2. East Coast 3:53.40, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:56.35, 5. SOFLO B 3:58.84 (Mary Smutny, Olivia Dinehart, Kathleen Golding, Gaby Banks), 7. SOFLO A 4:03.34 (Elena Dinehrt, Molly Golding, Sarah Acevedo, Paige Lane).

BOYS
1,650-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 16:18.14; SOFLO: 4. Nicolas Rossi 16:42.82, 7. Nicholas Chaimowicz 17:08.47; Open 1, Rodolfo Falcon, Azura 15:44.18; SOFLO: 3. Leonardo Mateus 16:35.10, 9. Christian Tijero 18:23.99.

200-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. Azura A 1:33.79, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:34.70, 3. Azura B 1:35.21, 6. SOFLO A 1:36.21 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez, Michael Arias), 9. SOFLO B 1:38.22 (Sebastian Lares, Javier Roman, Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson).

100-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 50.64; SOFLO: 2. Lance Lesage 51.30, 9. Miguel Sierra 54.95, 12. Juan Colmenares 55.12; Open, 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 49.34; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 52.99.

50-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 23.04; SOFLO: 2. Miguel Sierra 23.52, 6. Robert Wilson 24.44, 12. Juan Colmenares 24.73 and Lance Lesage 24.73; Open, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 21.69; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 23.42.

100-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 56.53; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 59.03, 4. Javier Roman 1:01.33; Open, 1. Daniel Seabaugh, RCA 57.95, 2. Brandon Moran, Azura 58.32, 3. Andrew Rogatinsky, PST 58.58.

50-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 21.10, 2. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 21.41, 3. Joshua Hanks, PC 21.43; SOFLO: 7. Michael Arias 21.97, 9. Robert Wilson 22.32; Open, 1. Runar Borgen, PAZ 20.54, 2. Luciano Gonzalez, Azura 20.63, 3. Steven Aimable, Azura 20.92.

200-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:53.25, 2. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 1:54.34; 3. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 1:58.09; SOFLO: 8. Dominic Bono 2:00.14, 10. Javier Roman 2:03.49, 13. Juan Colmenares 2:00.17; Open, 1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 1:51.49, 2. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:51.75, 3. Daniel Seabaugh, RCA 1:53.58; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 1:54.28.

400-yard medley relay:
1. Azura B 3:27.96, 2. SOFLO A 3:29.30 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez, Michael Arias), 3. St. Andrew’s 3:29.94, 5. SOFLO B 3:34.23 (Sebastian Lares, Javier Roman, Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson).

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

SOFLO’s Dominic Bono Knocks Off BRST’s Cameron Taddonio In Mile By Moonlight


By Sharon Robb

BOCA RATON, February 2, 2019—Dominic Bono of South Florida Aquatic Club topped a field of 115 boys and girls swimmers to win the Mile By Moonlight Friday night.

Bono, 15, won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 16:42.34 ahead of Florida State-bound Cameron Taddonio, 18, of Boca Raton Swim Team, runner-up in 16:43.35.

Tre ‘V Monroe, 15, was third in 16:52.84. Only three swimmers dipped under 17 minutes.

Maya Kirie, 15, of East Coast Aquatic Club, won the girls title in 17:06.81. She was also sixth overall among the boys field.

SOFLO’s top girls’ finisher was Olivia Dinehart, 14, second among girls and ninth overall among the boys field in 17:27.91.

The 1,650-yard freestyle featured some of the best distance swimmers in the Florida Gold Coast.

SOFLO entered 11 swimmers in the 1,650-yard freestyle event only on opening night of the host team’s two-day meet.

The field featured host Boca Raton, East Coast Aquatic Club, PAQ, Pompano Beach Piranhas and St. Andrew’s.

FRIDAY RESULTS
1,650-YARD FREESTYLE
GIRLS

1. Maya Kirie, ECAC 17:06.81, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 17:27.91, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 17:29.45, 4. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 17:34.49, time drop, 5. Mariann Catalasan 18:12.97; SOFLO: Elena Dinehart 18:45.03, Alexis Christensen 18:45.34, Izzy Wilson 18:57.11, Mariana Pinto 19:19.98, time drop, Hartley Pitters-Hinds 20:07.53, Anastasia Lutz 20:18.53, time drop. Results are unofficial provided by host Boca Raton Swim Team.

BOYS

1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 16:42.34, 2. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 16:43.35, 3. Tre ‘V Monroe, NPB 16:52.84, 4. Emilio Barrantes, PB 17:02.56, 5. Gavin Smith, NPB 17:02.98; SOFLO: Christian Tijero 18:48.22, time drop. Results are unofficial provided by host Boca Raton Swim Team.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day Two Of 28th FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 14, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club continued to flex its muscles on Day Two of the 28th annual Speedo Winter Championships Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Against a talented field of swimmers, SOFLO continues to lead all three team categories: combined (752), boys (382) and girls (370) team totals going into the third day of competition at the Florida Gold Coast meet. Pine Crest is second in all three categories.

Among SOFLO winners were:

Olivia Dinehart, 13, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:18.94, time drop. She leads 13-14 high point with 40 points.

Mary Smutny, 18, 200-yard individual medley, 2:04.30. She leads 17-and-over high point with 29 points.

Lance Lesage, 16, 50-yard backstroke, 24.54, time drop. He has 19 points in high point.

Sebastian Lares, 14, 200-yard individual medley, 1:58.98, time drop. He has 27 points in high point.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 12, 50-yard freestyle, 24.66, time drop. He has 29 points in high point.

Javier Colmenares, 12, is second in the 11-12 high point with 37 points.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, is second in the 15-16 high point with 35 points.

Dominic Bono, 15, is second in the 15-16 high point with 28 points.

A field of more than 1,000 swimmers and 53 teams are competing through Sunday in the biggest holiday meet in South Florida.

SOFLO has 107 swimmers (56 boys and 51 girls) of all ages in the four-day meet. The swimmers are competing in 636 individual events and 16 relay events with 55 relay teams.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics.

In last year’s meet, Pine Crest (1,317), Azura (1,165) and St. Andrew’s (923) were the top three finishers in the combined team standings.

Azura won the men’s team title with 694 points followed by Jupiter with 451 and Pine Crest with 422. Pine Crest won the women’s team title with 895 followed by St. Andrew’s with 538 and North Palm Beach with 504.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 752, 2. Pine Crest 593, 3. St. Andrew’s 481, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 374, 5. Jupier Dragons 363.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 382, 2. Pine Crest 279, 3. Jupiter Dragons 220, 4. St. Andrew’s 218, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 180.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 370, 2. Pine Crest 314, 3. St. Andrew’s 263, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 238, 5. TS Aquatics 187.

GIRLS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 58.42; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 57.53; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 1:00.66, time drop, 8. Maddie Smutny 1:02.77, time drop; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 56.58; SOFLO: 7. Jacqueline Lugo 59.63; 17-and-over, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 55.84.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 2:24.28; SOFLO: 7. Natalia Sibug 2:40.63, time drop; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:18.94, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Victoria Torres 2:25.66, time drop, 7. Sally Golding 2:26.04, time drop, 9. Sabrina Osorio 2:34.03, time drop; 15-16, 1. Lucy Miller, SAS 2:25.16; 17-and-over, 1. Shauna Abair, ECAC 2:24.80.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 28.72; SOFLO: 10. Anastasia Lutz 33.05; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 26.61; 15-16, 1. Gabby Beltrano, SAS 27.05; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 25.64; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 26.47.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:10.18; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:05.01; SOFLO: 9. Sally Golding 2:14.64, time drop; 15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:05.87; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:09.61, 7. Sara Quintero 2:14.08, time drop 9. Jacqueline Lugo 2:18.12; 17-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:04.30.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 25.30; 13-14, 1. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 24.47; SOFLO: 9. Victoria Torres 25.75, time drop; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 23.75, 2. Logan Watson-Brown, WA 24.12, 3. Lucy Miller, SAS 24.48; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.19; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 23.74.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:59.42; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 5:02.80, 7. Elena Dinehart 5:13.56, time drop, 10. Maddie Smutny 5:15.85, time drop; 15-16, 1. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 5:00.20; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 5:02.47, 4. Lucy Smutny 5:12.75, time drop, 6. Sara Quintero 5:13.52, time drop, 9. Sarah Acevedo 5;15.78, 10. Michelle Marinheiro 5:21.80; 17-and-over, 1. Rachel Contich, PC 5:02.56.

BOYS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 56.89; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 57.94, time drop, 6. Javier Colmenares 1:02.52; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 53.07; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 53.38, time drop, 6. Brennan Binder 56.06, time drop, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 56.71, time drop; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 51.57; SOFLO: 3. Miguel Sierra 51.89, 7. Robert Wilson 53.06, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 49.21;.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Unattached 2:24.95; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 2:28.03, time drop; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 2:12.93; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 2:17.59, 3. Juan Mora 2:18.38, time drop, 5. Alex Golding 2:22.22, time drop, 9. Logan Gonzalez 2:5.54; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 2:07.64; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 2:09.13, time drop, 5. Javier Roman 2:11.75, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 2:02.49.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 26.97; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 28.91, time drop; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 25.45; SOFLO: 4. Sebastian Lares 26.04, 7. Juan Mora 27.06, 10. Logan Gonzalez 28.01; 15-16, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 24.54, time drop; SOFLO: 10. Miguel Sierra 25.96, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 23.07.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:07.73; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:18.12; 13-14, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:58.98, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Juan Mora 2:04.94, 7. Yannai Michael 2:06.15, 9. Brennan Binder 2:08.26; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:55.30; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 1:58.39, time drop, 10. Juan Colmenares 2:01.76; 17-and-over. 1. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:55.00.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 24.66, time drop; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 22.19; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 21.45; SOFLO: 8. Michael Arias 22.33, 10. Robert Wilson 22.85; 17-18, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 20.39.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Vitor Ballan Sega, Unattached 4:40.39; SOFLO: 7. Enrique Rodriguez 4:58.20, time drop; 15-16, 1. Daniel Escobar, TSA 4:40.49; SOFLO: 3. Lance Lesage 4:45.40, 6. Robert Wilson 4:50.23, 7. Dominic Bono 4:50.60, 8. Nicolas Rossi 4:54.75, 10. Michael Arias 4:56.26; 17-and-over, 1. Diego Machado, TSA 4:37.72.

IF YOU GO

What: 28th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

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

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking will be free. For information call 954-452-2525.

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