SOFLO’s Joseph-Blake Natino, Boys’ Relay Shine At Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, October 6, 2017—Joseph-Blake Natino was the top finisher for South Florida Aquatic Club on Friday at the Sunrise Swimming 8&Under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Natino, 8, won the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 21.95. He dropped 0.60 off his previous best.

Natino was also second in the 25-yard butterfly in 18.97 with a time drop of 1.00; fourth in the 25-yard backstroke in 21.35 and second in the 25-yard freestylein 16.32 with a time drop of 1.52.

South Florida Aquatic Club won the boys’ 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay in 1:06.23.

Ella Michael, 8, was the girls’ top finisher placing fourth in the 25-yard breaststroke in 24.44 with a time drop of 1.76.

GIRLS RESULTS

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Yurika Duardo, BM 22.38; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachun, YSF 19.42; SOFLO: 16. Ella Michael 25.72.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Yurika Duardo, BM 21.71; 7-8, 1. Dilcia Jimenez Pena, BM 19.43; SOFLO: 8. Ella Michael 23.15.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Yurika Duardo,BM 27.03; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachun, YSF 22.39; SOFLO: 4. Ella Michael 24.44, time drop.

25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Yurika Duardo, BM 18.84; 7-8, 1. Dilcia Jimenez Pena, BM 15.52; SOFLO: 9. Shelby Evans 19.33, time drop, 22. Ella Michael 21.49, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay: 8-and-under, 1. Blue Marlins 1:13.42.

BOYS RESULTS

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 24.12; 7-8, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 16.65; SOFLO: 2. Joseph-Blake Natino 18.97, time drop, 4. Connor Jimenez 19.40, time drop, 9. Juan Vallmitjana 21.32, 14. Alex Viazmetinov 22.70, time drop, 18. Aryav Thakur 23.98, time drop, 35. Brandon Lozano 29.00.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, YSF 24.93; 7-8, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 19.57; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 20.69, 4. Joseph-Blake Natino 21.35, 10. Alex Viazmetinov 22.22, 12. Brandon Lozano 22.32, time drop, 13. Juan Vallmitjana 22.57, 26. Aryav Thakur 24.66, 30. Martin Petkov 25.25, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Ryan Ortega, PST 31.82; 7-8, 1. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 21.95, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 23.76, 7. Alex Viazmetinov 24.72, 11. Juan Vallmithana 25.78, 12. Martin Petkov 25.86, time drop, 22. Brandon Lozano 27.94, 23. Aryav Thakur 28.02, time drop.

25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, YSF 20.82; 7-8, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 14.89; SOFLO: 2. Joseph-Blake Natino 16.32, time drop, 3. Connor Jimenez 16.33, 7. Juan Vallmitjana 17.29, 11. Alex Viazmetinov 18.29, 20. Brandon Lozano 19.37, time drop, 24. Aryav Thakur 19.89, time drop, 30. Martin Petkov 20.87, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay: 8-and-under, 1. SOFLO 1:06.23.

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

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SOFLO Swimmers Ready To Sizzle At Friday HAT Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

May 4, 2017—-Joseph-Blake Natino leads South Florida Aquatic Club’s six-swimmer contingent for the 8&Under Sizzler Meet hosted by Heritage Aquatic Team and American Heritage School Friday at American Heritage School in Plantation.

Blake, 8, will compete in all four sprint events for 7-8-year-olds.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are Clara Bland, 7; Sofia Lugo, 8; Stefano Mazzi, 8; Ella Michael, 7; and Aryav Thakur, 8. All five will also compete in all four individual sprint events.

The pool features six short course racing lanes (25 yards x 25 meters) with separate warm-up and swim-down lanes.

The events in order are girls and boys 25-butterfly, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard backstroke, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard breaststroke, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard freestyle 6-and-under and 7-8; and 100-yard freestyle relay for 8-and-under.

Warm-up is 5 p.m. and competition begins 5:30 p.m.

IF YOU GO

What: 8&Under Sizzler Meet.

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m., warm-up 5 p.m.

Where: American Heritage School, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation.

Of note: Admission is $2 and heat sheet is $1. For more information call 954-325-0400.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Ella Michael Wins First Sizzler Race; Bland Swims Four Best Times


By Sharon Robb

June 4, 2016—In a fun race, Ella Michael of South Florida Aquatic Club put on a show at the 8&Under Sizzler hosted by Azura Florida Aquatics, Tamarac Swimming and City of Tamarac on Friday at Caporella Aquatic Center.

Michael, 6, won the 25-short course meter breaststroke in 30.50 seconds in her 6-and-under race debut. She outsprinted Makayla Montenegro, 6, of Metro Aquatics, second in 30.65.

Michael was also third in the 25-meter butterfly in 30.87, sixth in the 25-meter freestyle in 30.12 and seventh in the 25-meter backstroke.

Michael was joined by four of her SOFLO teammates, also entered in four individual events. They were Clara Marie Bland, 6; Jason Moya, 7; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; and Luis Andres Roman, 8. Every one of them turned in at least one best time in their events.

Bland had best times in all four of her short course events.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-meter butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 28.94, 2. Alina Rodriguez, PB 29.03, 3. Ella Michael, SOFLO 30.87; SOFLO: 6. Clara Bland 34.25, best time; 7-8, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF Barracudas 20.25, 2. Isabel Ciera, Metro Aquatics 23.59, 3. Adi Cubas, Hialeah Swim Club 24.53.

25-meter backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Lauren Prigmore, YSF 27.03, 2. Elizabeth Landron, Sunrise 30.78, 3. Sabina LaPietra, PST 31.25; SOFLO: 4. Clara Bland 32.31, best time, 7. Ella Michael 35.00; 7-8, 1. Tania Mantilla, PST 22.96, 2. tie, Amelie Bicerne, YSF 24.34 and Isabel Viera, Metro Aquatics 24.34.

25-meter breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Ella Michael, SOFLO 30.50, 2. Makayla Montenegro, Metro Aquatics 30.65, 3. Elizabeth Landron, Sunrise 34.13; SOFLO: 10. Clara Bland 45.25, best time; 7-8, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF 27.35, 2. Isabel Viera, Metro Aquatics 27.56, 3. Carley Kaplan, CC 28.59.

25-meter freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Elizabeth Landron, Sunrise 23.81, 2. Makayla Montenegro, Metro Aquatics 25.47, 3. Alina Rodriguez, PB 25.57; SOFLO: 6. Ella Michael 30.12, 7. Clara Bland 30.38, best time; 7-8, 1. Amelie Bicerne, YSF 17.72, 2. Tania Mantilla, YSF 18.88, 3. Adi Cubas, Hialeah 20.09.

100-meter freestyle relay:

1. Metro Aquatics 1:42.72, 2. Hialeah 1:45.28.

BOYS

25-meter butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera,PB 32.81, 2. Alejandro Ruiz, Metro Aquatics 35.97, 3. Benjamin Cupid, PST 39.56; 7-8, 1. Leonardo Casula-Lopez, Hialeah Swim Club 18.78, 2. Mativy Karachun, YSF 20.13, 3. Victor Postome, Hialeah 22.75; SOFLO: 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 26.06, best time, 13. Luis Roman 30.25, best time, 16. Jason Moya, 34.12, best time.

25-meter backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, Metro Aquatics 32.75, 2. Gabriel Soto, CC 39.68, 3. Benjamin Cupid, PST 51.72. 7-8, 1. Victor Postome, Hialeah 22.94, 2. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, Hialeah 23.14, 3. Matviy Karachun, YSF 24.91; SOFLO: 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 27.03, 13. Luis Roman 29.65, 20. Jason Moya 35.66.

25-meter breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 35.56, 2. Alejandro Ruiz, Metro Aquatics 42.00, 3. Benjamin Cupid, PST 43.10; 7-8, 1. Matviy Karachun, YSF 24.26, 2. Cesar Sanchez, PST 26.85, 3. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 27.75, best time; SOFLO: 5. Luis Roman 30.06, best time, 19. Jason Moya 39.75, best time.

25-meter freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 23.28, 2. Benjamin Cupid 29.93, 3. Alejandro Ruiz, Metro Aquatics 30.47; 7-8, 1. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, Hialeah 18.18, 2. Victor Postome, Hialeah 18.34, 3. Matviy Karachun, YSF 19.32; SOFLO: 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 21.13, best time, 29. Luis Roman 28.63, 21. Jason Moya 30.57.

100-meter freestyle relay:

1. Hialeah 1:34.12.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com