SOFLO Headed For Dual Meet Showdown With Host Plantation Swim Team


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, May 5, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club will race Plantation Swim Team in a two-day dual meet that begins Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

On Friday at 4 p.m., the PST-SOFLO Sizzler 25s will feature the 25-yard butterfly, 25-yard backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard freestyle events. There are 88 entries in 12 heats.

SOFLO swimmers are seeded first in every event. They are Gregory Miralles, 8, 25-yard butterfly, 25.29; Santiago Zuluaga, 7, 25-yard backstroke, 22.15; Victoria Colmenares, 8, 25-yard breaststroke, 27.59; and Andres Gomez, 6, 20.53. SOFLO has 20 swimmers entered in 76 events in the sizzler.

Friday action continues with the 50s events beginning at 5:15 p.m. There are 623 entries in 80 heats. The events are the 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 50-meter freestyle. The 800-meter freestyle will also be held.

The meet concludes on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. with the remainder of the events including relays. There are 617 entries in 83 heats.

SOFLO has 139 swimmers (71 girls, 68 boys) entered in 721 events and 32 relay teams for four relays.

Among SOFLO top seeds are: Javier Colmenares, 15, 50-meter breaststroke, 30.67, 200-meter freestyle, 2:00.94 and 200-meter butterfly, 2:08.93; Derek Hau, 14, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:09.45 and 200-meter breaststroke 2:33.72; Felix Gonzalez, 15, 200-meter individual medley, 2:23.63; Wisthon Rendon, 17, 100-meter butterfly, 58.33; Austin Nelson, 16, 100-meter backstroke 59.82 and 200-meter backstroke, 2:06.62.

Spectators will be allowed in a designated area. Spectators will be charged a $5 entrance fee (cash only) per day. Multi day passes may be offered.

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

Vallmitjana, Bertea Lead SOFLO In PST Dual Meet Second Session


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, February 11, 2022—Juan Vallmitjana and Armando Bertea led SOFLO in the second session of the South Florida Aquatic Club-Plantation Swim Team dual meet Friday night at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Vallmitjana, 13, won the mixed 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:28.87, dropping 6.09 seconds off his previous best.

Armando Bertea, 15, won the 50-yard breaststroke in 22.46, also a best time shaving an impressive 13.62 seconds off his previous best.

SOFLO teammate Jaden Amores posted three best times in the 50-yard butterfly in 26.40, dropping 0.65; 50-yard backstroke in 27.03, dropping 0.84 and 50-yard freestyle in 24.55, dropping 0.43.

Renato Herran, 18, of Plantation Swim Team was a double winner in the 50-yard butterfly in 24.46 and 50-yard backstroke in 26.43.

The short course yards meet concludes Saturday with the third and final session at 8 a.m.

SOFLO has entered 125 swimmers (65 boys and 60 girls) in 714 individual events and 40 relays in four relay events in the three-day meet.

Spectators are allowed in a designated area. Spectators will be charged a $5 entrance fee (cash only).

SESSION TWO RESULTS
Mixed 50-yard butterfly: 1. Renato Herran, PST 24.46, 2. Ivan Capalbo, PST 25.02, 3. Alex Kalil Mansur, UN 25.13; SOFLO: 4. Jaden Amores 26.40, time drop 0.65, 5. Luca Hincapie 26.50, time drop 0.07, 8. Juan Vallmitjana 27.04, time drop 0.37, 9. Nicholas Pelaez 27.24,

Mixed 50-yard backstroke: 1. Renato Herran, PST 26.43, 2. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 27.03, time drop 0.84, 3. Alex Kalil Mansur, UN 28.32; SOFLO: 4. Nicholas Pelaez 29.71, time drop 0.80, 8. Armando Bertea 30.19, 12. Maximiliano Remmele 30.71.

Mixed 400-yard individual medley: 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 4:28.87, time drop 6.09, 2. Andres Teran Santos, PST 4:37.31, 3. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 4:37.91; SOFLO: 5. Nicholas Pelaez 4:44.11, 6. Adrian Rendon 4:48.45, 8. Joshua Menezes 4:57.82, 9. Andres Gonzalez 5:02.65, 11. Amanda Grubbs 5:03.02, 12. Maximiliano Remmele 5:03.37.

Mixed 50-yard breaststroke: 1. Armando Bertea, SOFLO 22.46, time drop 13.62, 2. Ivan Capalbo, PST 27.83, 3. Ava Olivieri, PST 29.03; SOFLO: 6. Luca Hincapie 31.08, 9. Felipe Rodriguez 32.41, 11. Abraham Penaloza 32.57, 12. Joseph-Blake Natino 34.48, 13. Ainsley Miller 34.70, time drop 1.31.

Mixed 50-yard freestyle: 1. Ivan Capalbo, PST 21.89, 2. Renato Herran, PST 22.10, 3. Alex Kalil Mansur, UN 22.89; SOFLO: 5. Jaden Amores 24.55, time drop 0.43, 7. Juan Vallmitjana 24.74, 8. Felipe Rodriguez 25.49, 9. Armando Bertea 25.52.

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

Bragging Rights On Line This Weekend In Dual Meet With Plantation Swim Team


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, February 9, 2022—In a unique club swim meet format, South Florida Aquatic Club and Plantation Swim Team will swim in a dual meet this weekend at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The short course yards meet opens Friday with two sessions at 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. and concludes Saturday with one session at 8 a.m. The meet will not be scored.

The opening session events are 14-and-under 25-yard butterfly, 25-yard backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard freestyle in a sizzler format. The second session events are mixed 50-yard butterfly, 50-yard backstroke, 400-yard individual medley, 50-yard breaststroke and 50-yard freestyle.

SOFLO has entered 125 swimmers (65 boys and 60 girls) in 714 individual events and 40 relays in four relay events.

Among SOFLO swimmers competing are Jaden, Jenesys and Jianna Amores, Amelie Bicerne, Genesis Escobar, Sofia Gomez, Amanda Grubbs, Ryan Harries, Christie Ann Lumsden, Noah Mejias, Nicholas Pelaez, Ellie and Ethan Phan, Valentina and Maximiliano Remmele, Alexandra Strong, David Valdiviezo, Juan Vallmitjana, Sarah Vasquez and Leonardo Zuluaga.

Spectators will be allowed in a designated area. Spectators will be charged a $5 entrance fee (cash only).

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