By Sharon Robb
May 23, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club Masters Team had another good showing Saturday at the Coral Springs Short Course Yards Last Chance Meet.
SOFLO masters coach Carlos Morante collected three firsts and two seconds.
Morante, 23, led by example winning the 50-yard butterfly in 24.70, 50-yard backstroke in 26.31 and 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.07. He was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.13 and 100-yard freestyle in 51.17.
Julia Fermayer, 38, won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:41.65, took second in the 50-yard freestyle in 33.21 and 100-yard freestyle in 1:15.38 and third in the 50-yard breaststroke in 42.29 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:31.50.
After watching her youngest daughter Michelle Marinheiro, 13, compete in the Gulliver Prep Summer Invitational down south in Pinecrest, Edileide Marinheiro made it just in time to compete and win gold, silver and bronze medals.
Marinheiro, 47, won the 50-yard breaststroke in 38.56, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:27.95 and was second in the 50-yard butterfly in 36.48.
Marilde Martinez, 41, won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:29.90, was second in the 50-yard backstroke in 43.02 and third in the 50-yard breaststroke in 46.16.
Paula Berti, 46, took firsts in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:36.55, 50-yard butterfly in 42.98 and 50-yard backstroke in 43.44 and seconds in the 50-yard freestyle in 35.02 and 50-yard breaststroke in 47.28.
Terri Rivera, 56, was second in the 50-yard backstroke in 47.02.
Xavier Brown, 21, competing in his first swim meet in two years, took gold, silver and bronze medals.
“I am very proud of this awesome SOFLO masters swim team,” Brown said. “We are rocking.”
Brown won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.90, was second in the 50-yard butterfly in 25.82 and third in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.77.
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