SOFLO’s Luke Lezotte Double Winner On Final Day Of FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb

July 31, 2017—Luke Lezotte won two events on the final day of the Florida Gold Coast LCM Senior Championships Sunday at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Lezotte, 16, won the 15-16 50-meter butterfly in 25.30 with a time drop of 1.13 and 50-meter freestyle in 23.88 with a time drop of 0.22.

Also during Senior Champs, SOFLO’s Kevin Porto and Juan Diaz made their first cuts for this week’s USA Swimming Futures Championships and are on their way to Nashville.

Porto, 17, made it in the 100-meter freestyle off his 50 freestyle relay leadoff leg and Diaz, 17, made it in the 200-meter backstroke.

Other Top 8 SOFLO finishes:

Leonardo Mateus, 15, second, 1500-meter freestyle, 16:54.58, time drop of 16.63, breaking 17 minutes for the first time.

Samuel Quintero, 16, fourth, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:09.40, time drop of 0.06.

Kylie Herman, eighth, 200-meter individual medley, 2:37.44.

Jonathan Farah, eighth, 100-meter backstroke, 1:01.71.

With 37 swimmers competing in 125 individual events and 14 relays, South Florida Aquatic Club finished seventh with 540 points.

Azura Florida Aquatics won the combined team title with 1,295.50 points. Defending champion Swim Fort Lauderdale finished sixth with 586.

Several SOFLO swimmers did not compete because of this week’s Southern Zones (Aug. 1-5) in Tupelo, Miss., USA Futures Championships (Aug. 3-5) in Nashville, Tenn., and Junior Nationals (Aug. 8-12) in Long Island, N.Y.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 1,295.50, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 1,245, 3. Metro Aquatics 930, 4. Miami Swimming 760, 5. Westminster Academy 638.50, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 586, 7. South Florida Aquatic Club 540, 8. North Palm Beach 467, 9. Pine Crest Swimming 423.50, 10. Jupiter Dragons 393.50.

HIGH POINT TOTALS: GIRLS: 15-16, 1. Amanda Kopas, Swim Fort Lauderdale 113, 2. Solana Capalbo, Azura 94, 3. Olivia Hernandez, Gulliver 84, 30. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 32, 69. Elise Larin, SOFLO 4; Open, 1. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 105, 2. Elizabeth Zubero, SFTL 101, 3. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 91; 22. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 42, 24. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 40, 27. Kylie Herman, SOFLO 35, 86. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 2.

BOYS: 15-16, 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 110, 2. John Torres, FFSC 108.50, 3. Alexander Gardner, Sarasota 104.50; 16. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 49, 19. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 45, 35. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 30, 47. David Avalos Aday, SOFLO 13; Open, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 102.50, 2. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 89, 3. David Lambert, Westminster Academy 80, 24. Jonathan Farah, SOFLO 42, 36. Juan Diaz, SOFLO 30, 37. Ryan Capote, SOFLO 29.50, 53. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 12, 81. Heath Brames, SOFLO 4, 85. Kevin Porto, SOFLO 3.

GIRLS

200-meter medley relay: 1. Gulliver 2:02.28, 2. Miami Swimming 2:03.00, 3. Azura 2:03.53, 16. SOFLO A 2:13.93 (Isabella Di Salvo, Kellie Wilcox, Daniela Curbelo,. Kylie Herman).

100-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Gabriella Antonini, Gulliver 1:05.64, 2. Kayla Kraft, Gulliver 1:07.13, 3. Allora Williams. SwimFast 1:09.26; SOFLO: 15. Isabella Di Salvo 1:12.18, time drop, 1:12.90, time drop, prelims, 28. Kellie Wilcox 1:16.34, 30. Maya Coffey 1:16.53, 33. Rebekah Ling 1:16.76, time drop, 44. Alana Acevedo 1:20.12; Open, 1. Andrea Sansores de la Fuente, QROO 1:05.47, 2. Roxanne Yu, Hurricanes 1:05.58, 3. Suzanne Afchain, WA 1:07.38; SOFLO: 29. Daniela Curbelo 1:15.32, time drop.

50-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. Sydney Torres, SAS 29.62, 2. Victoria Holcomb, SRQ 29.78, 3. Daniela Salcedo, LLL 29.84; SOFLO: 10. Isabella Di Salvo 30.88, time drop, 31.61, time drop prelims, 18. Maya Coffey 31.87, 62. Rebekah Ling 35.01, 65. Alexandra Crespo 35.41; 54. Shelley Sikes 34.44; Open, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 27.89, 2. Fabiana Pesce, Unattached 28.23, 3. Victoria Fonville, WA 28.43; SOFLO: 21. Kylie Herman 31.74, time drop, 37. Michelle Marinheiro 33.16.

100-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:15.16, 2. Madison Lichtig, NPB 1:18.17, 3. Stephanie Suarez, MAC 1:18.54; SOFLO: 13. Elise Larin 1:21.95, time drop, 33. Katherine DeBarros 1:27.22, 44. Valentina Carrion; Open, 1. Nicole Hunnewell, FIU 1:13.58, 2. Elizabeth Zubero, SFTL 1:13.67, 3. Patricia Casellas, Azura 1:14.52; SOFLO: 35. Daniela Curbelo 1:28.53.

50-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 26.99, 2. Allora Williams, SF 27.29, 3. Sydney Torres, SAS 27.64; SOFLO: 42. Maya Coffey 29.83, 61. Kellie Wilcox 30.79, time drop, 66. Sophia Bedoya 30.95, time drop, 73. Alana Acevedo 31.25, 75. Rebekah Ling 31.32, 78. Valentina Carrion 31.47; Open, 1. Victoria Fonville, WA 25.36, 2. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 26.10, 3. Iliana Oikonomou, Hurricanes 26.57; SOFLO: 45. Abby Oyetunji 29.89, 60. Michelle Marinheiro 30.50.

200-meter individual medley: 15-16, 1. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 2:22.91, 2. Hannah Virgin, PC 2:26.26, 3. Victoria Holcomb, SRQ 2:29.55; Open, 1. Elizabeth Zubero, PC 2:21.73, 2. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 2:28.86, 3. Andrea Kyriakidis, Hurricanes 2:29.77; SOFLO: 8. Kylie Herman 2:37.44.

1500-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 1. Caroline Pennington, Unattached 18:08.88, 2. Lucia Miller, SAS 18:46.20; 15-16, 1. Sidney Starman, Gulliver 18:22.33, 2. Adrianna Barone, PC 18:40.84, 3. Taylor Spillman, Unattached 18:50.17; 17-and-over, 1. Catalina Galea Berraud, SFTL 17:53.42, 2. Avery Sanquist, JDST 18:12.08, 3. Lacy Phillips, ECAC 18:46.75.

BOYS

200-meter medley relay: 1. Westminster Academy 1:46.08, 2. Azura 1:46.37, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:46.56, 7. SOFLO A 1:50.23 (Jonathan Farah, Samuel Quintero, Luke Lezotte, Kevin Porto), 14. SOFLO B 1:58.08 (Leonardo Mateus, Michael Arias, Juan Diaz, Heath Brames).

100-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. tie, John Torres, FFSC and Joshua Balbi, SAS 1:00.70, 3. Gavin Smith, NPB 1:02.20; SOFLO: 10. Leonardo Mateus 1:04.24, time drop; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 57.50, 2. Edson Lima, Azura 57.90, 3. Patrick Groters, PC 58.32; SOFLO: 8. Jonathan Farah 1:01.71, 9. Juan Diaz 1:02.30, time drop 1:02.30, 10. Ryan Capote 1:02.83; SOFLO: 21. Wyatt Jennessee 1:08.78, 25. Ty Lezotte 1:10.90.

50-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 25.30, time drop, 2. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 25.41, 3. Diego Machado, TSA 26.42; SOFLO: 18. David Avalos Aday 28.54, 39. Sebastian Sevilla 29.78, 44. Eiza Gantus 29.90, time drop; Open, 1. David Lambert, WA 24.34, 2. Raphael Marcoux, SFTL 24.82, 3. Edison Lima, Azura 25.12; SOFLO: 25. Juan Diaz 27.33, time drop, 26. Heath Brames 27.36, time drop, 53. Wyatt Jennessee 28.87, time drop.

100-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Diego Duarte Sulvaran, QROO 1:07.88, 2. Brandon Moran, Azura 1:08.58, 3. Alexander Gardner, SRQ 1:08.58; SOFLO: 4. Samuel Quintero 1:09.40, time drop, 10. David Avalos Aday 1:12.58, time drop; Open, 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 1:05.11, 2. Marco Guarente, Azura 1:05.20, 3. Marcelo Lauzurique, Gulliver 1:05.95; SOFLO: 33. Jonathan Strod 1:19.10.

50-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 23.88, time drop, 2. Mattheus Santos, PB 24.13, 3. Massimo Ogliari, Unattached 24.43; SOFLO: 28. David Avalos Aday 26.48, time drop, 54. Eiza Gantus 27,22, time drop; Open, 1. David Lambert, WA 22.35, 2. Raphael Marcoux, SFTL 23.01, 3. Daniel Torres, Azura 23.38; SOFLO: 15. Ryan Capote 24.47, 25. Heath Brames 25.03, time drop, 39. Casey Moya 25.82, time drop, 44. Michael Arias 25.89, time drop, 65. Wyatt Jennessee 26.98.

200-meter individual medley: 15-16, 1. Juan Zapata, TSA 2:11.31, 2. Alexander Gardner, SRQ 2:12.69, 3. Jose Ochoa, MAC 2:14.79; SOFLO: 21. Sebastian Sevilla 2:26.93; Open 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 2:09.24, 2. Sean Arrington, Miami Swimming 2:12.74, 3. Patrick Groters, PC 2:13.78; SOFLO: 10. Jonathan Farah 2:17.12, 29. Jonathan Strod 2:33.49.

1500-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 16:41.78, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 16:54.58, time drop, 3. Sebastian Silva, Unattached 16:57.73; 17-and-over, 1. Franco Lupoli, Azura 16:24.90, 2. Bernardo Abascal, Azura 16:27. 91, 3. Andres Lares, Azura 16:30.39.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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SOFLO Swimmers Shine Over Two Days Of FGC Senior Championships With National Record, Two Futures Cuts


By Sharon Robb

July 30, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are making their mark at the Florida Gold Coast LCM Senior Championships at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Over two days, four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson broke her own national record in the 100-meter freestyle in 55.35, lowering her own record of 56.06 she set three years ago. She now heads to Moscow for the Aug. 2 FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup Series begins.

Kevin Porto and Juan Diaz made their first cuts for the Aug. 3-6 USA Swimming Futures Championships in Nashville, Tenn.

Porto made it in the 100-meter freestyle off his 50 freestyle relay leadoff leg and Juan Diaz made it in the 200-meter backstroke.

There were other good swims on Saturday night.

Daniela Curbelo was second in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:20.27 with a time drop of 2.27. She was also ninth in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:06.39 with a time drop of 1.75.

Kylie Herman was sixth in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:30.19 with a time drop of 0.59.

Leonardo Mateus was fourth in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:49.40 with a time drop of 3.27.

South Florida Aquatic Club is fifth among combined teams with 372 points. Gulliver, Azura and Metro Aquatics are the top three teams battling it out for the team title headed into the third and final day on Sunday.

SOFLO has 37 swimmers competing in 125 individual events and 14 relays in 10 events. Several swimmers are not competing because of upcoming Futures and Junior Nationals.

The field features 42 Florida Gold Coast teams including Azura Florida Aquatics, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver Swim Club, Jupiter Dragons, Metro Aquatics, Pine Crest Swimming and East Coast Aquatic Club and several non-FGC teams including Wyoming Aquatics, Quintana Roo, Stone Crabs Swim Team and Sarasota Tsunami.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gulliver Swim Club 820, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 786, 3. Metro Aquatics 706, 4. Miami Swimming 485.50, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 372, 6. Westminster Academy 363,7. North Palm Beach 345, 8. Swim Fort Lauderdale 324, 9. Jupiter Dragons 299, 10. Pine Crest Swimming 292.50.

HIGH POINT LEADERS: GIRLS, 15-16, 1. Amanda Kopas, SFTL 72, 2. Olivia Hernandez, Gulliver 60, 3. Nicole Gomez, NPB 60; SOFLO: 37. Isabella Di Salvo 19; BRST: 47. Emily Chen 9; Open, 1. Elizabeth Zubero, SFTL 64, 2. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 63, 3. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 54; SOFLO: 6. Daniela Curbelo 42, 7. Alia Atkinson 40, 25. Kylie Herman 24, 69. Katrina Del Vecchio 2, 75. Michelle Marinheiro, 1; BRST: 44. Frances Morales 15, 9. Kaley Creighton 2.

BOYS, 15-16, 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 80, 2. Alexander Gardner, Sarasota 71, 3. John Torres, FFSC 69, SOFLO: 12. Leonardo Mateus 38, 39. Samuel Quintero 15, 44. Luke Lezotte 9, 52. David Avalos Aday 6; Open, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 79, 2. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 70, 3. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 54; BRST: 22. Miguel Bernotti 27, 47. Jose Garcia 11; SOFLO: 26. Jonathan Farah 24, 32. Juan Diaz 21, 35. Ryan Capote, 18, 68. Heath Brames 4, 73. Kevin Porto 3.

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 2:06.87, 2. Olivia Hernandez, Gulliver 2:09.19, 3. Sarah Abril, Gulliver 2:10.53; SOFLO: 19. Maya Coffey 2:17.25, 51. Rebekah Ling 2:24.01, 58. Valentina Carrion 2:31.07; Open, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 2:02.81, 2. Daniela Hernandez, Azura 2:08.88, 3. Mariangela Cincotti, Unattached 2:09.85 SOFLO: 16. Michele Marinheiro 2:15.98, 2:15.50, prelims time drop, 34. Abby Oyetunji 2:20.56.

50-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Kayla Kraft, Gulliver 31.75, 2. Gabriella Beltrano, SAS 31.81, 3. Allora Williams, SwimFast 31.88; BRST: 9. Emily Chen 32.19, time drop, 21. Naomi Glanzman 34.80, time drop; SOFLO: 14. Isabella Di Salvo 34.34, 27. Kellie Wilcox 35.32, time drop, 31. Maya Coffet 35.61, time drop, 41. Rebekah Ling 36.30, 45. Alana Acevedo 36.99; Open, 1. Andrea Sansores De La Fuente, QROO 29.95, 2. Suzanne Afchan, WA 30.51, 3. Miriyam, Ghali, PC 31.24; BRST: 26. Frances Morales 34.31, 36. Elizabeth Sikes 35.57, time drop, 46. Jillian Fisher 36.54; SOFLO: 40. Michelle Marinheiro 35.87.

200-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Hannah Virgin, PC 2:36.14, 2. Adrianna Barone, PC 2:48.77, 3. Stephanie Suarez, MAC 2:49.31; SOFLO: 18. Katherine DeBarros 3:06.48; Open, 1. Nicole Hunnewell, FIU 2:37.38, 2. Elizabeth Zubero, SFTL 2:37.84, 3. Andrea Kyriakidis, Hurricanes 2:44.41; BRST: 7. Frances Morales 2:57.82.

100-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 1:01.92, 2. Jennifer Secrest,NPB 1:01.99, 3. Keeley Maduro, PC 1:05.44; SOFLO: 13. Isabella DiSalvo 1:09.86, time drop, 28. Maya Coffey 1:10.72; BRST: 29. Naomi Glanzman 1:11.15; Open, 1. Alessandra Baldari, Unattached 1:01.47, 2. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 1:02.89, 3. Elizabeth Zubero, SFTL 1:03.70; SOFLO: 9. Daniela Curbelo 1:06.39, time drop, 15. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:08.66, 22. Kylie Herman 1:09.51, time drop.

400-meter individual medley: 15-16, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 5:08.30, 2. Adrianna Barone, PC 5:17.47, 3. Erin Tague, LLL 5:18.28; Open, 1. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 5:11.14, 2. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 5:20.27, time drop, 3. Acadia Rubin, NPB 5:22.14; SOFLO: 6. Kylie Herman 5:30.19, time drop.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. Metro Aquatics 8:53.63, 2. Miami Swimming 8:54.91, 3. Gulliver 8:54.98, 6. SOFLO A 9:15.89 (Maya Coffey, Abby Oyetunji, Michelle Marinheiro, Kylie Herman).

BOYS

200-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 1:55.33, 2. Diego Machado, TSA 1:56.43, 3. Alexander Gardner, SRQ 1:56.68; SOFLO: 14. Leonardo Mateus 2:03.04, time drop; Open, 1. Alex Cronin, Jupiter 1:53.38, 2. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 1:53.52, 3. Tyler Zuyus, PB 1:54.21; SOFLO: 12. Ryan Capote 1:59.74, time drop prelims, 2:00.43, 13. Heath Brames 2:00.39, time drop, 18. Juan Diaz 2:01.64, 48. Michael Arias 2:07.39; BRST: 11. Carlos Bernotti 1:57.38, time drop.

50-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 27.74, 2. John Torres, FFSC 28.49, 3. Samuel Medina, Unattached 28.63; SOFLO. 28. David Avalos Aday 31.71; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 26.78, 2. Patrick Groters, PC 26.89, 3. Daniel Torres, Azura 27.18; SOFLO: 8. Jonathan Farah 28.19, time drop, 11. Ryan Capote 28.82, time drop, 12. Juan Diaz 28.84, 24. Heath Brames 30.74, 30. Wyatt Jennessee 31.33, time drop, 37. Ty Lezotte 31.70, time drop.

200-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Alexander Gardner, SRQ 2:28.62, 2. Miguel Angel Caballero, Unattached 2:30.13, 3. Brandon Moran, Azura 2:31.68; Open, 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 2:19.07, 2. Marcelo Lauzurique, Gulliver 2:23.64, 3. Marco Guarente, Azura 2:24.64; 14. Pedro Bernotti 2:41.37 prelims/2:42.64, 22. David Genz 2:53.45

100-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 56.19, 2. Quoctuan Ho, ECAC 58.36, 3. Diego Machado, TSA 58.39; SOFLO: 23. David Avalos Aday 1:03.16; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 55.07, 2. Felipe Zapata, WA 55.18, 3. Edson Lima, Azura 55.43; SOFLO: 19. Jonathan Farah 1:00.10, time drop; BRST: 6. Miguel Bernotti 56.46, time drop, 44. Matthew Taddonio 1:03.85, time drop.

400-meter individual medley: 15-16, 1. Juan Zapata, TSA 4:39.57, 2. Manuel Lopez, MAC 4:45.05, 3. Nestor Montero, MAC 4:48.12; SOFLO: 4. Leonardo Mateus 4:49.40, time drop; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 4:36.70, 2. Bernardo Abascal, Azura 4:44.00, 3. Julian Enrique Iturbe, Azura 4:48.94.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. Metro Aquatics 7:47.27, 2. Azura 7:50.74, 3. Gulliver 8:09.87, 5. SOFLO A 8:29.87 (Leonardo Mateus, Heath Brames, Ty Lezotte, Juan Diaz).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast LCM Senior Championships

When: Sunday

Where: Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions, Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Schedule: Sunday, Session V, 8:30 a.m.-1:43 p.m., Session VI, 5-8:04 p.m.

Defending champion: Swim Fort Lauderdale.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session for prelims and $3 per session for finals.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

TYR MARCH SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Ricardo Roche


By Sharon Robb

May 12, 2017—Two years ago Ricardo Roche got serious about his swimming and it’s made a world of difference.

“I was always competitive and I always wanted to be my best, but two years ago I started looking at cuts and wanting to go out of town to meets,” the South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer said.

“I started to mature and got a little more dedicated. Coach beat me up more in workouts and I started going to the gym.”

The dedication has paid off for the Pembroke Pines Charter junior and SOFLO national team member.

Roche, 17, turned in his finest performance at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships in his home pool at Academic Village. He swam six best times in individual events, was a member of three relays and now has three Junior National cut times.

Roche dropped 30.29 seconds off his previous best time winning the 1,650-yard freestyle. He finished in 15:44.80 and played a key role in SOFLO winning the combined team and men’s team titles.

In his other five events, he was:

Second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:00.36, 8.73 time drop.

Third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:34.48, 8.28 time drop from 4:42.76.

Third in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:50.69, 3.59 time drop from 1:54.28.

Eighth in the 200-yard freestyle, 1:42.99, 3.92 time drop.

Eighth in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.71, 1.64 time drop.

“I wanted to drop all of my times and I got the times I wanted to get,” Roche said. “This was really big, it was my best meet. I got my Junior National cuts and I am moving up.”

Roche finished fifth in high point in the open division with 115 points.

Roche has been swimming for 13 years. He learned the basics in Mexico, where he was born, and continued in South Florida when his family moved. Roche has dual citizenship and can compete for both Mexico and U.S. He has been on the national team since his freshman year of high school.

“I am happy about how I am doing,” Roche said. “I don’t think I am super surprised. I do work hard even though sometimes I slack and tend to miss a practice. But I give it my best.”

Roche played soccer in Mexico but gave it up for swimming.

“I just like the sport, I love the water,” Roche said. “I have a passion for it. I’m not sure why, I just do.”

Roche trains six days a week with his SOFLO teammates. He has three junior national cuts in the mile, 800 freestyle and 200 backstroke.

“I think I am bigger, stronger and faster and that’s helped me improve,” said Roche, now motivated by the prospect of earning a college scholarship and competing internationally.

“College is the goal for sure,” Roche said. “A few years ago I didn’t really focus on it. I didn’t think about it back then. But now I started to focus on it a lot. I am narrowing my goals for the future.”

Roche is the only swimmer in his family. Younger brother Carlo, 15, is a talented cyclist who competes at the Brian Piccolo Park Velodrome.

“He is really good, but I am glad I chose swimming,” Roche said. “I was super excited after seniors. I got best times and the team won which was best of all.”

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Wins Combined, Boys Team Titles At FGC Senior Championships; Five-Peats JOs, Seniors In Same Season


By Sharon Robb

March 26, 2017—-The winning tradition continues at South Florida Aquatic Club.

With a combination of depth, talent and confidence, SOFLO swimmers captured the combined and boys’ team titles Sunday night at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

SOFLO won the combined team title with a 145-point cushion with 2,748 points. Gulliver Swim Club was second with 2,571 and Pine Crest Swimming was third with 2,122 points.

In the friendly confines of their home Academic Village Swimming Pool, SOFLO swimmers added another page to its history books.

With 57 talented swimmers, SOFLO got its’ five-peat. After winning the FGC Junior Olympics for the seventh consecutive year and eighth overall earlier this month, the team captured both Seniors and JO titles in the same season for the fifth time in the team’s 17 years of existence.

“For us to be able to pull off the double of winning JOs and Seniors, that’s just crazy,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said after getting thrown into the pool during the post-meet celebration. “They found a way to win.”

Even more impressive is SOFLO accomplished the feat with no pro swimmers group.

“Our swimmers feel comfortable in our own pool,” Anderson said. “The fact we had a group that didn’t consist of pros motivated them even more. It seems more satisfying in a way to do it with our kids that have been here. I can appreciate it more for us.”

After several seconds and thirds, Kelley Heron, 17, won her first high point award since age 10 with 159 points, ahead of Jessica Nava of Pine Crest Swim Team with 149 and SOFLO teammate Jessica Rodriguez with 142.

Kathleen Golding, 16, won the 15-16 high point award with 203 points, edging out Mary Smutny, 16, of AquaKids Sharks with 200.

SOFLO had three boys in the Top 10 15-16 high point. Samuel Quintero, 16, was third with 130 points; Rafael Rodriguez, 15, was fourth with 128 points and Luke Lezotte, 16, who had a huge breakthrough meet, was tenth with 97 points.

SOFLO had two boys in the Top 10 open high point. Ervin Marin, 17, was fifth with 124 points and Ricardo Roche, 16, tied for sixth with 115 points.

Jennifer Rodriguez made her first-ever cut for the Futures Championships.

“We got some high quality swims from kids that have been loyal to our program for four or five years,” Anderson said. “It is a very satisfying accomplishment do it with the kids that we have.”

SOFLO girls opened with a win in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:42.97 with Kelley Heron, Alia Atkinson, Catalina Mendieta and Kathleen Golding.

Among other Top 3 finishers were:

Golding, first, 50-yard butterfly, 24.98, one of five SOFLO swimmers in the finals; first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.36; and second, 50-yard freestyle, 23.23.

Atkinson, after a long layoff, first in the 50-yard butterfly in 24.51.

Ricardo Roche won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:44.8

Heron, second, 100-yard backstroke, 57.95.

“I am definitely enjoying this,” Anderson said. “I am very satisfied where our staff and team is and progress and maturity of our team. We have not only cultivated a culture but we are growing it as well. We are consistently growing athletes and that’s a really good feeling to have.”

Jennifer Martin, 36, a sergeant with the Pembroke Pines Police Department training for the Aug. 6-16 World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles, got in some great racing against swimmers half her age.

Martin anchored SOFLO’s seventh place 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:50.39; was 12th in the 50-yard butterfly in 27.79; and 15th

in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.24.

SOFLO hosted the seniors meet for the fifth time and will again host next year.

“I felt the effort everywhere from the coaches and officials to the volunteers and parents,” Anderson said. “We had some good input from the other coaches and a lot of really positive feedback. I can’t thank our officials and volunteers enough. We not only ran an efficient meet, but it was a first-class meet as well.”

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 2,748, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 2,571.5, 3. Pine Crest 2,122, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 1,722, 5. Metro Aquatics 1,454.5, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1,303.5, 7. Azura 909.5, 8. Miami Swimming 742, 9. AquaKids Sharks 688.5, 10. Jupiter Dragons 513.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 1,431, 2. Gulliver 1,179.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 1,110.5, 4. East Coast 835, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 772, 6. Azura 622.5, 7. Pine Crest 559.5, 8. Miami Swimming 385, 9. Lake Lytal Lightning 358, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 344.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 1,562.5, 2. Gulliver 1392, 3. SOFLO 1,317, 4. East Coast 887, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 531.5, 6. AquaKids Sharks 524.5, 7. Jupiter 449, 8. Miami Swimming 357, 9. Metro Aquatics 344, 10. North Palm Beach 330.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:

1.SOFLO A (Kelley Heron, Alia Atkinson, Catalina Mendieta, Kathleen Golding) 1:42.97, 2. Pine Crest 1:45.54, 3. East Coast 1:48.54, 7. SOFLO B (Melissa Marinheiro, Jessica Rodriguez, Katrina Del Vecchio, Jennifer Martin) 1:50.39.

100-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 55.90, 2. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 56.12, 3. Gaby Antonini, GRSC 56.25; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PC 55.08, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 57.95, 3. Melannie Vargas, FFSC 58.21; SOFLO: 9. Jessica Rodriguez 1:01.50, 13. Daniela Curbelo 1:02.95, 19. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:05.12.

50-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 24.98, 2. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 25.00, 3. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 25.14; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 24.51, 2. Jessica Nava, PC 25.25, 3. Kyla Valls, MS 25.42; SOFLO: 4. Catalina Mendieta 25.77, 7. Katrina Del Vecchio 26.83, 8. Kelley Heron 26.89, 10. Daniela Curbelo 27.39, 12. Jennifer Marin 27.79, 13. Jessica Rodriguez 28.05, 17. Natasha Testa 28.41.

100-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Hailey Jerew, AKS 1:03.99, 2. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:04.65, 3. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 1:05.48; SOFLO: 4. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:05.99, 9. Elise Larin 1:09.75; Open, 1. Patricia Casella, Azura 1:03.77, 2. Ianire Casarin, GRSC 1:05.68, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, PC 1:05.94; SOFLO: 4. Jessica Rodriguez 1:06.28, 5. Molly Golding 1:08.25, 16. Sara Quintero 1:15.93.

50-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.21, 2. Kathleen Golding 23.23, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 23.46; Open, 1. Marta Ciesla, PC 23.25, 2. Cathy Cooper, SFTL 23.52, 3. Kyla Valls, MS 23.71; SOFLO: 13. Catalina Mendieta 25.10, 15. Jennifer Martin 25.24.

200-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:00.36, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 2:02.66, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:02.82; SOFLO: 12. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:13.58; Open, 1. Allison Kopas, SFTL 2:03.27, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, PC 2:07.39, 3. Brooke Ellis, GRSC 2:07.63; SOFLO: 5. Kelley Heron 2:08.54, 12. Daniela Curbelo 2:14.04, 16. Sara Quintero 2:21.36.

1,650-yard freestyle:

1.Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GRSC 16:57.40, 2. Avery Sanquist, JDST 17:42.40, 3. Adrianna Barone, PC 18:06.02.

400-yard medley relay:

1.Pine Crest 3:47.29, 2. East Coast 3:55.18, 3. Gulliver 3:55.27, 4. SOFLO A (Kelley Heron, Jennifer Rodriguez, Kathleen Golding, Catalina Mendieta) 3:55.91, 6. SOFLO B (Isabella Di Salvo, Jessica Rodriguez, Alia Atkinson, Maya Coffey) 4:00.32.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:

1.Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:33.44, 2. Gulliver 1:33.83, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:33.91, 5. SOFLO A (Ricardo Roche, Marc Rojas, Max Asnis, Luke Lezotte) 1:36.90, 10. SOFLO B (Kevin Porto, Ervin Marin, Juan Serna, Heath Brames) 1:40.03.

100-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 50.89, 2. Trey Gribble, GRSC 51.95, 3. Tyler Zuyus, PB 52.57; SOFLO: 7. Rafael Rodriguez 54.50, 14. Leonardo Mateus 56.88; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 47.92, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 50.22, 3. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 50.78; SOFLO: 8. Ricardo Roche 52.71, 14. Kevin Porto 54.74, 16. Juan Diaz 55.20, 17. Luis Villanueva 55.30.

50-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 22.55, 2. Trey Gribble, GRSC 22.76, 3. Tyler Zuyus, PB 22.88; SOFLO: 5. Luke Lezotte 23.36, 10. Juan Serna 24.12; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 22.27, 2. AJ Barbar, WA 22.34, 3. Edson Lima, Unattached 22.34; SOFLO: 12. Ervin Marin 24.17, 13. Kevin Porto 24.21, 16. Max Asnis 24.54, 18. Luis Villanueva 24.88.

100-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:00.03, 2. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:00.10, 3. Brandon Moran, Azura 1:00.30; SOFLO: 5. Samuel Quintero 1:00.64, 9. Tyler Bland 1:02.09; Open, 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 57.25, 2. Marcelo Lauzurique, GRSC 57.59, 3. Jose Pascual, CSSC 58.14; SOFLO: 7. Marc Rojas 58.76, 11. Ervin Marin 59.21.

50-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Kyle DiMatteo, LLL 21.26, 2. Nico Ferrara, PC 21.53, 3. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 21.55; SOFLO: 5. Luke Lezotte 21.69, 9. Rafael Rodriguez 22.45, 11. Juan Serna 22.39; Open, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 20.86, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 21.21, 3. Steven Aimable, Unattached 21.22; SOFLO: 10. Luke Lezotte 22.03, 15. Max Asnis 22.17.

200-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Trey Gribble, GRSC 1:55.07, 2. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:58.05, 3. Juan Zapata, Unattached 1:58.98; SOFLO: 5. Samuel Quintero 2:00.65, 10. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.38, 19. Sebastian Sevilla 2:07.40; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 1:51.07, 2. Jorge Depassier, Azura 1:53.99, 3. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 1:54.62; SOFLO: 7. Max Asnis 1:57.28, 8. Luis Villanueva 2:00.14, 13. CJ Kopecki 2:01.50, 16. Juan Diaz 2:02.85.

1,650-yard freestyle:

1.Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 15:44.80, 2. Andres Lares, Azura 15:55.66, 3. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 16:09.66; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 16:11.07, 10. Leonardo Mateus 16:43.90, 27. Tomas Pelaez 17:52.04.

400-yard medley relay:

1.Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:22.80, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:23.81, 3. Gulliver 3:28.66, 5. SOFLO A (Ricardo Roche, Marc Rojas, Max Asnis, Kevin Porto) 3:33.37, 10. SOFLO B (Rafael Rodriguez, Ervin Marin, CJ Kopecki, Juan Serna) 3:38.30.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Weather Cancels FGC Senior Championships Opening Night; Asnis Top SOFLO Finisher In Timed Final Prelims


By Sharon Robb

July 17, 2015—Maximilian Asnis was the only South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer to qualify among the top three on opening night of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Asnis, 15, was third in the 15-16 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:13.05, improving his previous long course time of 2:13.64 and picking up 16 points in high point.

Because of weather playing havoc with the opening night of competition, meet officials ruled morning prelims were timed finals after lightning delays and little hope of the weather improving.

After morning swims, Julien Pinon, 16, was SOFLO’s top high point boys scorer with 25 points. Jessica Rodriguez, 16, was top girls scorer with 26 points.

Gulliver Swim Team, after a fast morning of prelim swims, leads after Day One by more than 200 points.

The final two heats of the boys’ 200-meter freestyle relay will be held Saturday morning before Day Two prelims.

Gulliver won four individual girls races and the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:49.75 with Anya Egorova, Nicole Urquidi, Kelly Fertel and Andrea Santander.

Egorova won the open 200-meter backstroke in 2:23.39.

Fertel won the open 200-meter butterfly in 2:20.20.

Gulliver swept the 15-16 and open titles in the 400-meter freestyle. Alicia Mancilla won the 15-16 race in 4:30.26 and Urquidi won the open race in 4:18.04.

Gulliver’s Nick Carter was a double winner in the boys’ open 200-meter backstroke in 2:03.64 and 400-meter freestyle in 4:03.51.

Teammate Miguel Cancel won the 15-16 100-meter freestyle in 53.70 and was third in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:16.40.

The three-day meet continues Saturday, weather permitting, with prelims and finals at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex. Florida Swim Network is live streaming the finals with play-by-play announcer Bess Auer.

The meet features 44 teams and 603 swimmers. Several non-Florida Gold Coast teams and swimmers are also in the field including Trinity Prep, Sarasota and Peru.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gulliver Swim Club 502, 2. Miami Swimming 284.50, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 234, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 183, 5. Peru 170, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 164.50, 7. Pine Crest Swimming 160, 8. Trinity Prep 158, 9. Boca Raton Swim Team 154.50, 10. Metro Aquatic Club of Miami 136.

GIRLS

200-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Camila Quineche, Peru 2:27.32, 2. Megan Schimansky, Coral Springs 2:27.90, 3. Melannie Vargas, Unattached 2:28.69; Open 1. Anya Egorova, Gulliver 2:23.39, 2. Julie Suarez, Hurricanes 2:24.37, 3. Courtney Deveny, Atlantis 2:28.41.

100-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 58.21, 2. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 59.92, 3. Sloan Sizemore, Pompano Beach 1:00.20; Open, 1. Harper Bruens, Unattached 57.04, 2. Ksenia Yuskova, Hurricanes 57.69, 3. Dorothy Morgan, Miami Swimming 57.96.

200-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 2:16.59, 2. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest 2:18.54, 3. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 2:19.67; Open, 1. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 2:20.20, 2. Natalie Aulicino, Gulliver 2:24.91, 3. Courtney Deveny, Atlantis 2:25.49.

50-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Fatimah Westbrook, Pompano Beach 33.83, 2. Isabella English, Trinity Prep 34.74, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano Beach 34.93; Open, 1. Anna Valls, Miami Swimming 32.93, 2. Emily Kopas, Swim Fort Lauderdale 34.28, 3. Emily Jurich, Pine Crest Swimming 34.47.

400-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Alicia Mancilla, Gulliver 4:30.26, 2. Camila Quineche, Peru 4:33.11, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano 4:34.40; Open, 1. Nicole Urquidi, Gulliver 4:18.04, 2. Anya Egorova, Gulliver 4:20.98, 3. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 4:22.97.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Gulliver 1:49.75 (Anya Egorova, Nicole Urquidi, Kelly Fertel, Andrea Santander), 2. Trinity Prep 1:49.77, 3. Miami Swimming 1:49.80, 8. SOFLO 1:52.43 (Kelley Heron, Marcella Marinheiro, Melissa Marinheiro, Kathleen Golding).

BOYS

200-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Theodore Smith, SRQ 2:14.73, 2. Aitor Fungairino, Metro Aquatics 2:16.15, 3. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 2:16.40; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 2:03.64, 2. Mateo Gonzalez, Azura 2:06.96, 3. Jose Fernandez Neuman, Peru 2:11.46.

100-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 53.70, 2. Trahern Gribble, Gulliver 54.80, 3. Irvin Hoost, Unattached 54.83; Open, 1. Thiago Sickert, Unattached 52.11, 2. Jemal Legrand, Azura 52.29, 3. Jhonny Perez, Unattached 52.37.

200-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. George Reuter, Trinity Prep 2:11.22, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:11.61, 3. Maximilian Asnis, SOFLO 2:13.05; Open, 1. Mateo Gonzalez, Azura 2:06.92, 2. Luke Torres, St. Andrew’s Swimming 2:07.83, 3. Nicholas Nord, Gulliver 2:07.91.

50-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Mikel Schreuders, Unattached 30.97, 2. Adan Diaz, Azura 31.62, 3. Juan Ramirez, Metro Aquatics 31.65; Open, 1. Marco Guarente, Unattached 30.36, 2. Thiago Sickert, Unattached 30.41, 3. Santiago Won, Peru 30.56.

400-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Theodore Smith, SRQ 4:10.33, 2. Aitor Fungairini, Metro Aquatics 4:13.17, 3. Nicholas Sharp, St. Andrew’s Swimming 4:15.47; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 4:03.51, 2. Franco Lupoli, Unattached 4:03.57, 3. Alex Cronin, Jupiter 4:08.99.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions, Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, 12441 Royal Palm Boulevard, Coral Springs

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

Admission: $3, heat sheets $3. For information call 954-340-5032

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Three-Peats At FGC Senior Championships; Sweeps All Three Titles For First Time


By Sharon Robb

March 22, 2015—Just when you think it can’t get any better, it did for South Florida Aquatic Club.

Not only did SOFLO get its three-peat, but swept all three team titles—combined, women’s and men’s—for the first time in the club’s 15-year history Sunday night at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

For the third year in a row, SOFLO won the combined and women’s team titles and for the first time the men’s team title.

It was also the third year in a row SOFLO has won both the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics and Senior Championships in the short course season.

SOFLO won the combined team title with a team record 3,080.50 points. SOFLO has never amassed 3,000 points in any major meet. Gulliver Swim Club was second with 2,356 and Swim Fort Lauderdale was third with 2,045.

SOFLO won the women’s team title with 1,697.50 points followed by Swim Fort Lauderdale with 1,087 and Gulliver Swim Club with 1,059.50.

SOFLO made more history by winning the men’s team title for the first time with 1,383 points. Gulliver Swim Club was second with 1,296.50 and Azura Florida Aquatics with 1,217.50.

The men’s victory was even more impressive because several of its swimmers were unattached including Jorge Murillo Valdes, Julien Pinon, Jonathan Farah and Max and Sam Asnis.

After getting dunked in the pool for only the third time in his coaching career, SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson was still somewhat shocked at his team’s accomplishments.

“I am really shocked we found a way on our staff to actually win the men, women and combined for the first time and combined three years in a row,” a soggy Anderson said.

“I am extremely happy. We had 23 people in our Asteroids and lessons program come up over the last five years and be point scorers and be on our relays. It’s a huge testament to what we are doing.”

SOFLO dominated the meet from the opening day buoyed by depth, talent and relays.

“It is slightly overwhelming to cultivate a team and culture of getting the kids to work hard for a goal and to actually pull it off three years in a row,” Anderson said. “I’m not sure I envisioned three years in a row.

“To win the men’s title is a huge feather in our cap. That was our weakest part but we actually worked hard at the 10-11 age group to perform when they got to this level. This was a six-year long term plan.”

While winning the first two years was great, Anderson said this time around “for sure is the sweetest.

“For our volunteers, officials and coaching staff to be able to do this three years in a row; for our men to click like they did; for our women to continue their success and to have the pros fire on all cyclinders is a huge accomplishment,” Anderson said.

“I’m not complacent, but I am very happy where we are at. Of course, there is more to do. We want to take our senior kids to the next level but as far as the clear path, the right path, we have definitely taken the right road.”

Three-time Jamaican Olympian and world record holder Alia Atkinson broke another Jamaican national record, this time in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.74, bettering her previous best of 23.01. Atkinson also won her signature event, the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.08.

Atkinson was also a member of SOFLO’s winning 200-yard medley relay in 1:43.53 with teammates Kelley Heron, Valentina Artemeva and Kathleen Golding.

Other individual winners for SOFLO were:

Kelley Heron won the 15-16 100-yard backstroke in 58.22 and second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.44.

Jessica Rodriguez won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.01 and was fifth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.94.

Carolina Colorado, swimming unattached for SOFLO, won the open 100-yard backstroke in 53.72 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.62. Colorado was also second in the 50-yard butterfly in 24.76.

Colombian Jorge Murillo Valdes won the 100-yard breaststroke in 53.62 and was second in the 50-yard butterfly in 22.88.

Other SOFLO finalists were:

Melissa Marinheiro was second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 17:05.16. She was also tenth in the 50-yard butterfly in 27.28 and tenth in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.08.

Kathleen Golding was second in the open 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.60. She was also fourth in the 50-yard butterfly in 26.02 and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.63.

Valentina Artemeva was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.37 and second in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.85.

SOFLO’s women’s 400-yard medley relay was second in 3:54.72 with Heron, Rodriguez, Artemeva and Golding.

Kylie Herman was fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 18:10.04 and Lilli Calero was ninth in 18:42.45.

Natasha Testa was seventh in the 50-yard butterfly in 27.67 and Jessica Rodriguez in 27.92.

CJ Kopecki was second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in a career-best 16:12.62, dropping from 16:12.62. Ricardo Roche was sixth in 16:38.91, Jordan Colon was nineh in 16:44.72 and Juan Diaz was tenth in 16:45.96.

Timothy Wynter was second in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.94 and fourth in the 50-yard butterfly in 23.14.

Julien Pinon, swimming unattached for SOFLO, was second in the 50-yard butterfly in 23.27, third in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.53 and fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:55.88.

Juan Lucas was seventh in the 100-yard backstroke in 54.48, Esteban Diaz-Velasco was eighth in 54.54 and Bruno Berti was tenth in 55.97.

Jonathan Farah, swimming unattached, was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.81 and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.92 and Ryan Capote was seventh in 55.36.

Ervin Marin was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.60, seventh in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.04 and tenth in the 50-yard butterfly in 24.39.

Bruno Berti was eighth in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.55.

A field of more than 500 swimmers from 32 teams competed in the three-day meet that was hosted by SOFLO for the second consecutive day.

The meet featured most of the Florida Gold Coast teams. In addition to SOFLO and Azura, among teams entered are St. Andrew’s Swimming, Miami Swimming, Gulliver, Coral Springs Swim Club, Pompano Beach, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Wahoos of Wellington, Metro Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, AquaKids Sharks, Performance Aquatics, Boca Raton and Plantation Swim Team.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 3,080.50, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 2,356, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 2,045, 4. Miami Swimming 1,368.50, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 1,357.50, 6. Metro Aquatic Club of Miami 1,262.50, 7. Coral Springs Swim Club 1,069.50, 8. Boca Raton Swim Team 672, 9. Pompano Beach Piranhas 572, 10. Plantation Swim Team 474.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 1,697.50, 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1,087, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 1,059.50, 4. Miami Swimming 863.50, 5. Coral Springs Swim Club 560.50, 6. Metro Aquatics 527.50, 7. Pompano Beach Piranhas 491, 8. Boca Raton Swim Team 408, 9. Wahoos of Wellington 395, 10. Performance Aquatics 384.50.

MEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 1,383, 2. Gulliver 1,296.50, 3. Azura 1,217.50, 4. Swim Fort Lauderdale 958, 5. Metro Aquatics 735, 6. Coral Springs Swim Club 508, 7. Miami Swimming 505, 8. Miami Dade County 281, 9. YMCA of Broward County 280.50, 10. AquaKids Sharks 280.

WOMEN HIGH POINT: 1. Allison Kopas, SFTL 191, 2. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 180.50, 3. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 177, 4. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 165, 5. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 162; SOFLO: 7. Carolina Colorado 159, 8. Kelley Heron 152, 10. Kathleen Golding 147, 14. Melissa Marinheiro 134, 28. Valentina Artemeva 84, 32. Star Fassler, 82, 37. Kylie Herman 76, 50. Lisa Blackburn 55,66. Liz Travieso 42, 68. Lilli Calero 39, 72. Natasha Testa 37, 81. Delanie Perez 28, 85. Elise Larin 26, 92. Jennifer Rodriguez 22, 99. Abby Oyetunji 19, 108. Vanessa Mesa 16, 121. Jennifer Martin 11, 121. Stephanie Mlujeak 11, 121. 11, 131. Alexandra Crespo 8, 142. Isabella DiSalvo 4, 151. Raquel Lugo 2.

MEN HIGH POINT: 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 192, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 188, 3. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 183, 4. Luke Smutny, AK Sharks 176, 5. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 164; SOFLO: 8. Ervin Marin 156, 10. Jonathan Farah 145, 11. Timothy Wynter 131, 13. Jorge Murillo Valdes 122, 15. CJ Kopecki 117, 17. Ryan Capote 104, 28. Juan Lucas 93, 46. Jordan Colon 62, 46. Kevin Porto 62, 48. Bruno Berti 59, 60. Leonardo Mateus 49, 61. Ricardo Roche 48, 63. Max Asnis 47, 69. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 40, 70. Samuel Quintero 39,73. Juan Diaz 36, 80. Rafael Rodriguez 32, 82. Gustavo Valery 31, 92. Alfredo Mesa 26, 112. Sam Asnis 16, 117. Brandon Moran 14, 125. Matthew Menocal 10, 127. Gabriel Segui 9, 137. Brendan Cassie 6, 145. Simon Ortiz 3.

WOMEN

200-yard medley relay: 1. SOFLO 1:43.53 (Kelley Heron, Valentina Artemeva, Alia Atkinson, Kathleen Golding), 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:46.88, 3. Miami Swimming 1:47.79.

100-yard backstroke: 15-16, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 58.22, 2. Melannie Vargas, Miami-Dade 58.62, 3. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 1:00.01; SOFLO: 11. Liz Travieso 1:02.41; Open, 1. Carolina Colorado, SOFLO 53.72, 2. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 56.10, 3. Amanda Tipton, Swim Fort Lauderdale 56.33; SOFLO: 19. Carly Swanson 1:03.01.

1,650-yard freestyle: 1. Catalina Galea Berraud, Swim Fort Lauderdale Unattached 17:01.55, 2. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 17:05.16, 3. Cloe Bedard-Khalid, Metro Aquatics 17:11.31; SOFLO: 5. Kylie Herman 18:10.04, 9. Lilli Calero 18:42.45, 13. Alexandra Crespo 19:53.37.

50-yard butterfly: 15-16, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 26.21, 2. Isabella Pittinger, Coral Springs 26.78, 3. Paloma Sanchez, Miami Swimming 26.93; SOFLO: 7. Natasha Testa 27.67, 9. Jessica Rodriguez 27.92, 13. Liz Travieso 28.45; Open, 1. Catalina Mendieta, PAQ 24.74, 2. Carolina Colorado, SOFLO Unattached 24.76, 3. Kelly Harrington, Boca Raton 24.95; SOFLO: 4. Kathleen Golding 26.02, 10. Melissa Marinheiro 27.28, 14. Vanessa Mesa 27.77, 17. Carly Swanson 28.19.

100-yard breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:05.01, 2. Allison Kopas, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:05.96, 3. Fatimah Westbrook, Pompano Beach 1:07.08; SOFLO: 13. Kelley Heron 1:11.11; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 58.08, 2. Valentina Artemeva, SOFLO 1:01.37, 3. Caitlin Ahern, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:04.26; SOFLO: 6. Kathleen Golding 1:06.63, 13. Elise Larin 1:09.44, 17. Delanie Perez 1:11.22.

50-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Catharine Cooper, Coral Springs Swim Club 23.79, 2. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 24.34,3. Fatimah Westbrook, Pompano Beach 24.75; SOFLO: 15. Liz Travieso 26.00, 17. Abby Oyetunji 26.10; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 22.74, 2. Valentina Artemeva, SOFLO 23.85, 3. Kelly Harrington, Boca Raton 24.01; SOFLO: 10. Melissa Marinheiro 25.08, 11. Jennifer Martin 24.98, 18. Vanessa Mesa 25.61, 20. Carly Swanson 25.78.

200-yard individual medley: 15-16, 1. Allison Kopas, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:04.79, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:08.44, 3. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 2:08.55; SOFLO: 5. Jessica Rodriguez 2:09.94; Open, 1. Carolina Colorado, SOFLO Unattached 2:02.62, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:03.60, 3. Amanda Tipton, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:04.75; SOFLO: 17. Delanie Perez 2:16.99, 19. Kylie Herman 2:18.39.

400-yard medley relay: 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:50.75 (Amanda Tipton, Caitlin Ahern, Elizabeth Zubero, Allison Kopas), 2. SOFLO 3:54.72 (Kelley Heron, Jessica Rodriguez, Valentina Artemeva, Kathleen Golding), 3. Miami Swimming 3:56.61.

MEN

200-yard medley relay: 1. Metro Aquatics 1:35.90 (Aitor Fungairino, Bernardo Lima, Alejandro Carriazo, Adrian Moya), 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:37.11, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:37.38, 4. SOFLO A 1:37.49 (Timothy Wynter, Ervin Marin, Juan Lucas, Ryan Capote), 10. SOFLO B 1:42.73 (Gustavo Valery, Brendan Cassie, Alfredo Mesa, Bruno Berti).

100-yard backstroke: 15-16, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 48.90, 2. Alberto Gomez, Miami-Dade 50.86, 3. Julien Pinon, SOFLO Unattached 52.53; SOFLO: 7. Juan Lucas 54.48, 8. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 54.54, 10. Bruno Berti 55.97, 14. Kevin Porto 56.04, 20. Ricardo Roche 58.43; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 48.49, 2. Timothy Wynter, SOFLO 52.94, 3. Nicolas Oberndorfer, Gulliver 53.50; SOFLO: 5. Jonathan Farah, SOFLO Unattached 53.92, 7. Ryan Capote 55.36, 15. Leonardo Mateus 58.34.

1,650-yard freestyle: 1. Franco Lupoli, Azura 15:35.65, 2. CJ Kopecki, SOFLO 16:12.62, 3. Matthew Fisher, Boca Raton 16:13.98; SOFLO: 6. Ricardo Roche 16:38.91, 9. Jordan Colon 16:44.72, 10. Juan Diaz 16:45.96, 13. Kevin Porto 16:48.37, 16. Sam Asnis 16:59.80, 19. Matthew Menocal 17:10.16.

50-yard butterfly: 15-16, 1. Raphael Marcoux, Swim Fort Lauderdale 22.91, 2. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 23.27, 3. Maximilian Garcia-Del Pozo, Metro Aquatics 23.45; SOFLO: 10. Ervin Marin 24.39, 13. Juan Lucas 24.73, 17. CJ Kopecki 25.13, 19. Alfredo Mesa 25.21, 20. Gustavo Valery 25.25; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 22.19, 2. Jorge Murillo Valdes, SOFLO Unattached 22.88, 3. Rob Ballestas, Miami Swimming 23.13; SOFLO: 4. Timothy Wynter 23.14.

100-yard breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Tristian Celestin, Azura 59.35, 2. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 59.40, 3. Jose Pascual, Coral Springs 59.92; SOFLO: 4. Ervin Marin 1:00.60, 17. Brendan Cassie 1:04.89; Open, 1. Jorge Murillo Valdes, SOFLO Unattached 53.62, 2. AJ Reid, Miami Swimming 59.04, 3. Jonathan Farah, SOFLO Unattached 1:01.81; SOFLO: 14. Samuel Quintero 1:07.95, 16. Gabriel Segui 1:09.12.

50-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Raphael Marcoux, Swim Fort Lauderdale 21.08, 2. Philippe Marcoux, Swim Fort Lauderdale 21.45, 3. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 21.47; SOFLO: 8. Brunto Berti 22.55, 14. Gustavo Valery 22.81; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 21.04, 2. Julius Petzold, Miami Swimming 21.30, 3. Joseph Donato, Miami Dade 21.59; SOFLO: 11. Ryan Capote 21.69, 12. Timothy Wynter 22.04.

200-yard individual medley: 15-16, 1. Niktia Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:50.64, 2. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 1:51.90, 3. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 1:53.03; SOFLO: 4. Julien Pinon 1:55.88, 7. Ervin Marin 1:58.04, 16. Max Asnis 2:04.03, 17. Bruno Berti 2:04.99, 20, Ricardo Roche 2:06.43; Open, 1. Carlos Herrera, Azura 1:51.68, 2. Nicholas Nord, Gulliver 1:56.59, 3. Jonathan Farah, SOFLO Unattached 1:57.59; SOFLO: 14. Leonardo Mateus 2:06.40, 17. Gabriel Segui 2:12.50.

400-yard medley relay: 1. Metro Aquatics 3:28.83, 2. Gulliver 3:32.59, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:33.82; 6. SOFLO A 3:37.40 (Timothy Wynter, Ervin Marin, Juan Lucas, Ryan Capote).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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South Florida Aquatic Club Opens With Big Night At FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb

March 20, 2015—Two-time defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club turned in one of its finest opening night performances in a major meet Friday night at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

SOFLO swimmers broke three national records and two Florida Gold Coast records.

After Day One, SOFLO leads the combined team scoring with 1,283 points. Gulliver Swim Club is second with 890.50 and Swim Fort Lauderdale is third with 672. SOFLO leads the men’s standings with 625 followed by Azura Florida Aquatics, 498, and Gulliver, 449 and women’s standings with 658 followed by Gulliver with 441.50 and Swim Fort Lauderdale with 356.

Three-time Jamaican Olympian and world record holder Alia Atkinson, 26, of SOFLO, was a triple winner breaking three national records and Florida Gold Coast record with career-best times.

Atkinson won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:57.71, bettering her previous time of 2:01.00. She also broke the FGC record of 1:58.71 set a year before she was born by Pam Hayden.

Atkinson also won the 50-yard breaststroke in 26.86, bettering her previous time of 26.96 and 100-yard individual medley in 54.01. Her previous time was 54.41.

Colombian Jorge Murillo Valdes, swimming unattached for SOFLO, was a double winner. He broke the Florida Gold Coast record of three-time Olympian Vlad Polyakov of Coral Springs Swim Club in the 50-yard breaststroke in 24.74. The previous record of 24.82 was set in 2009. Valdes also won the 100-yard individual medley in 51.31. Both were career-best times.

SOFLO’s Kelley Heron, 15, won the 100-yard individual medley in a career-best 59.87. It was the first time she cracked one minute and won her first senior age group title in the event. Her previous best was 1:01.13.

SOFLO swept the women’s 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays. SOFLO won the 200 free relay in 1:33.95 with Atkinson, Kathleen Golding, Valentina Artemeva and Lisa Blackburn and 400 free relay in 3:27.88 with Artemeva, Melissa Marinheiro, Atkinson and Golding.

Golding, 14, finished second in the 500-yard freestyle in a career-best time 4:54.43. She was also second in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.58.

Jessica Rodriguez was second in the 15-16 50-yard breaststroke in 30.59 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:01.31. Artemeva was second in the open in 27.68 followed by teammate Lisa Blackburn (29.84), a national record holder in Bermuda and at 43, the oldest swimmer competing in the meet.

Colombian Carolina Colorado, swimming unattached for SOFLO, was second in the 100-yard individual medley in 56.77.

Jamaican national record holder Timothy Wynter of SOFLO was second in the open 200-yard backstroke in 1:54.17 and 100-yard individual medley in 53.54. Julien Pinon, swimming unattached for SOFLO, was second in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:49.41 and third in the 100-yard individual medley in 53.63. Teammate Ervin Marin was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 27.73. CJ Kopecki was third in the 15-16 500-yard freestyle in 4:40.20 and Rafael Rodriguez was second in the open 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.37.

“The kids swam phenomenal,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said. “For sure this was one of our better nights in a major meet.

“It was an overall team effort. The 15-16 and Open categories have our people competing, racing and having fun.”

SOFLO’s pro swimmers had a big night, all swimming career-best times in the finals. “If those kids are producing now, they are all going to go faster,” Anderson said.

SOFLO has the largest contingent of swimmers (61) in the meet.

“The girls are having fun, the guys are having fun,” Anderson said. “They are competing. It looks like they want to race and swim fast in their home pool. We did well last year but it’s an entirely different mood this year. It’s a more mature mood of both fun and fast racing. We are showing that we are more than just an age group club.”

In other opening night highlights:

Kyla Valls, 16, of Miami Swimming was a double winner. Valls outsprinted Catharine Cooper of Coral Springs Swim Club to win the 100-yard freestyle in 51.41-51.75. She came back in the next event to win the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:02.65, dropping from 2:02.77.

Nick Carter, 25, of Gulliver Swimming won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:46.93 and 100-yard freestyle in 46.08.

Brothers Raphael and Philippe Marcoux of Swim Fort Lauderdale finished one-two in the 100-yard freestyle, 45.97-46.52. Raphael was also second in the 100-yard individual medley in 53.31.

Swim Fort Lauderdale swept the men’s relays. The 200-yard freestyle relay of Philippe Marcoux, Raphael Marcoux, Scott Clark and Nikita Tretyakov won in 1:25.18. The foursome also won the 400 free relay in 3:07.94.

A field of more than 500 swimmers from 32 teams are competing in the three-day meet.

The meet has attracted most of the Florida Gold Coast teams. In addition to SOFLO and Azura, among teams entered are St. Andrew’s Swimming, Miami Swimming, Gulliver, Coral Springs Swim Club, Pompano Beach, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Wahoos of Wellington, Metro Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, AquaKids Sharks, Performance Aquatics, Boca Raton and Plantation Swim Team.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,283, 2. Gulliver 890.50, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 672, 4. Miami Swimming 560, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 546, 6. Metro Aquatics 454, 7. Coral Springs Swim Club 392, 8. Pompano Beach 258, 9. Boca Raton Swim Team 213, 10. Plantation Swim Team 200.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 658, 2. Gulliver 441.50, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 356, 4. Miami Swimming 334, 5. Pompano Beach Piranhas 231.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 625, 2. Azura 498, 3. Gulliver 449, 4. Swim Fort Lauderdale 316, 5. Metro Aquatics 280.

WOMEN

200-yard freestyle relay: Open, 1. SOFLO A 1:33.95 (Alia Atkinson, Kathleen Golding, Valentina Artemeva, Lisa Blackburn), 2. Miami Swimming 1:37.50, 3. Gulliver 1:37.71, 10. SOFLO B 1:41.58 (Melissa Marinheiro, Kelley Heron, Carly Swanson, Liz Travieso).

200-yard backstroke: 15-16, 1. Allison Kopas, SFTL 2:04.20, 2. Caroline Schirmer, SAS 2:05.77, 3. Melannie Vargas, MDC 2:05.89; SOFLO: 4. Kelley Heron 2:06.04, 9. Star Fassler 2:17.70, 11. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:16.58, 15. Abby Oyetunji 2:19.67; Open, 1. Carolina Colorado, SOFLO Unattached 1:56.23, 2. Amanda Tipton, SFTL 1:58.67, 3. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:03.41; SOFLO; 17. Carly Swanson 2:15.44, 19. Isabella DiSalvo 2:15.88.

100-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 51.41, 2. Catharine Cooper, Coral Springs 51.75, 3. Caroline Schirmer, SAS 53.32; SOFLO: 7. Kelley Heron 54.41; Open, 1. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 51.42, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 51.58, 3. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 51.63; SOFLO: 10. Melissa Marinheiro 53.49, 17. Kylie Herman 55.15, 20. Vanessa Mesa 55.98.

200-yard butterfly: 15-16, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 2:02.65, 2. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 2:03.72, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano Beach 2:08.71; SOFLO: 4. Jessica Rodriguez 2:10.33, 8. Natasha Testa 2:22.34; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:57.71, 2. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 2:03.95, 3. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 2:05.89; SOFLO: 10. Kylie Herman 2:15.73.

50-yard breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Fatimah Westbrook, Pompano Beach 30.30, 2. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 30.59, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano Beach 31.26; SOFLO: 12. Star Fassler 33.33; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 26.86, 2. Valentina Artemeva, SOFLO 27.68, 3. Lisa Blackburn, SOFLO 29.84; SOFLO: 12. Delanie Perez 32.48, 13. Elise Larin 32.49, 15. Jennifer Rodriguez 32.96.

100-yard individual medley: 15-16, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 59.87, 2. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:01.31, 3. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 1:01.33; SOFLO: 7. Star Fassler 1:02.98, 19. Raquel Lugo 1:08.94; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 54.01, 2. Carolina Colorado, SOFLO Unattached 56.77, 3. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 58.03; SOFLO: 6. Lisa Blackburn 58.55, 7. Kathleen Golding 58.67, 17. Elise Larin 1:05.57, 18. Vanessa Mesa 1:05.85, 19. Isabella DiSalvo 1:06.34.

500-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Luisa Braga, Azura Unattached 4:59.68, 2. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 5:03.27, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano Beach 5:05.15; SOFLO: 10. Lilli Calero 5:24.07; Open, 1. Nicole Urquidi, Gulliver 4:51.53, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:54.43, 3. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 4:54.46; SOFLO: 4. Melissa Marinheiro 4:56.53; SOFLO: 10. Kylie Herman 5:12.50.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO A 3:27.88 (Valentina Artemeva, Melissa Marinheiro, Alia Atkinson, Kathleen Golding), 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:32.17, 3. Gulliver 3:32.37, 11. SOFLO B 3:43.72 (Kelley Heron, Abby Oyetunji, Kylie Herman, Carly Swanson).

MEN

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:25.18 (Philippe Marcoux, Raphael Marcoux, Scott Clark, Nikita Tretyakov) 1:25.18, 2. Miami Swimming 1:26.91, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:26.99, 5. SOFLO A 1:28.03 (Timothy Wynter, Ryan Capote, Alfredo Mesa, Ervin Marin), 10. SOFLO B 1:30.07 (Matthew Menocal, Bruno Berti, CJ Kopecki, Kevin Porto).

200-yard backstroke: 15-16, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:46.29, 2. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 1:49.14, 3. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 1:51.46; SOFLO: 6. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 1:54.29, 7. Juan Lucas 1:56.35, 8. Kevin Porto 1:57.73, 14. Ricardo Roche 2:00.89, 16. Bruno Berti 2:03.11, 19. Matthew Menocal 2:08.32; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 1:46.93, 2. Timothy Wynter, SOFLO 1:54.17, 3. Nicolas Oberndorfer, Gulliver 1:55.23; SOFLO: 4. Jonathan Farah, Unattached 1:56.50, 9. Jordan Colon 2:00.37, 12. Leonardo Mateus 2:04.70, 13. Samuel Quintero 2:08.69.

100-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Raphael Marcoux, SFTL 45.97, 2. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 46.52, 3. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 47.30; SOFLO: 10. Alfredo Mesa 49.59, 11. CJ Kopecki 48.33, 14. Gustavo Valery 49.92, 15. Kevin Porto 50.01, 16. Max Asnis, SOFLO Unattached 50.05, 18. Matthew Menocal 50.55; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 46.08, 2. Joao Vyttor Silveira, Unattached CSSC 46.70, 3. AJ Reid, Miami Swimming 47.13; SOFLO: 7. Ryan Capote 48.28, 8. Timothy Wynter 48.37.

200-yard butterfly: 15-16, 1. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:48.28, 2. Julien Pinon, SOFLO-Unattached 1:49.41, 3. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 1:49.71; SOFLO: 4. CJ Kopecki 1:53.79, 9. Juan Diaz 1:59.81, 10. Max Asnis, SOFLO Unattached 2:01.04; Open, 1. Rob Ballestas, Miami Swimming 1:50.54, 2. Nicholas Nord, Gulliver 1:51.17, 3. Fernando Bohorquez, Azura 1:52.02; SOFLO: 6. Jonathan Farah, SOFLO Unattached 1:58.10.

50-yard breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Tristian Celestin, Azura 27.65, 2. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 27.73, 3. Jose Pascual, Coral Springs 27.87; SOFLO: 17. Ricardo Roche 30.07, 19. Brendan Cassie 30.14; Open, 1. Jorge Murillo Valdes, SOFLO Unattached 24.74, 2. AJ Reid, Miami Swimming 27.10, 3. Francisco Calderon, Azura 28.24; SOFLO: 11. Brandon Moran 31.64, 12. Samuel Quintero 31.88, 18. Simon Ortiz 38.23.

100-yard individual medley: 15-16, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 50.47, 2. Raphael Marcoux, SFTL 53.31, 3. Julien Pinon, SOFLO Unattached 53.63; SOFLO: 5. Ervin Marin 55.07, 10. Juan Lucas 57.61, 15. Alfredo Mesa 56.97, 19. Gustavo Valery 57.69; Open, 1. Jorge Murillo Valdes, SOFLO Unattached 51.31, 2. Timothy Wynter, SOFLO 53.54, 3. AJ Reid, Miami Swimming 53.61; SOFLO: 4. Jonathan Farah, Unattached 54.84, 10. Ryan Capote 56.92, 11. Rafael Rodriguez 56.93.

500-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 4:31.35, 2. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:38.90, 3. CJ Kopecki, SOFLO 4:40.20; SOFLO: 5. Ervin Marin 4:43.79, 9. Juan Lucas 4:48.63, 10. Kevin Porto 4:40.35, 11. Samuel Asnis, Unattached 4:49.93, 13. Max Asnis, Unattached 4:50.97, 16. Ricardo Roche 4:52.10, 18. Matthew Menocal 4:52.79; Open, 1. Franco Lupoli, Azura 4:27.13, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:44.37, 3. Nicholas Nord, Gulliver 4:45.25; SOFLO: 4. Jordan Colon 4:47.48, 8. Ryan Capote 4:51.90, 9. Leonardo Mateus 4:53.93.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:07.94 (Philippe Marcoux, Raphael Marcoux, Scott Clark, Nikita Tretyakov), 2. Metro Aquatics 3:09.76, 3. Gulliver 3:09.89, 7. SOFLO A 3:15.20 (Timothy Wynter, Ryan Capote, Alfredo Mesa, CJ Kopecki), 9. SOFLO B 3:17.67 (Ervin Marin, Kevin Porto, Matthew Menocal, Bruno Berti).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships

When: Today-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. prelims, 5-7:15 p.m. finals; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:01 p.m. prelims, 5-7:30 p.m. finals.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $3 per session, $3 heat sheet per session. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com