SOFLO’s DiSalvo Wins Big At Key West Pentathlon


By Sharon Robb

KEY WEST, September 2, 2017—Fiorella DiSalvo of South Florida Aquatic Club came up big Saturday at the FGC Key West Pentathlon at Florida Keys Community College.

DiSalvo, 9, swept all five events with five lifetime-bests and won the high point award for 9-year-olds with 100 points, an 18-point margin ahead of runner-up Taylor Gibson, 9, of Bone Island Swim Club (82).

DiSalvo won the:

50-yard backstroke 36.99, best time, 39.90 previous best.

50-yard freestyle 32.86, best time, 33.60 previous best.

50-yard butterfly 38.52, best time, 39.01 previous best.

50-yard breaststroke 41.43, best time, 43.77 previous best.

100-yard individual medley 1:19.06, best time, 1:20.67, previous best.

DiSalvo was the only SOFLO swimmer competing in the meet that featured teams from the Florida Gold Coast South Africa and 8-and-under, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-and-over age groups.

Bone Island Swim Club hosted the event.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Fiorella DiSalvo Leads SOFLO At HAT Sizzler Meet


By Sharon Robb

September 12, 2016—Fiorella DiSalvo of South Florida Aquatic Club was a double winner Friday at the Heritage Aquatic Team 8&Under Sizzler Friday at American Heritage in Plantation.

DiSalvo, 8, was among nine SOFLO swimmers competing in 35 individual events and two relays.

Swimmers competed in all four strokes over 25 yards and 100-yard freestyle relay.

The fun meet gave swimmers a chance to gauge their training while working with SOFLO coaches on various elements including stroke technique.

DiSalvo won the 25-yard breaststroke in 20.88 and 25-yard freestyle in 16.23. She was also second in the 25-yard butterfly in 17.90 and third in the 25-yard backstroke in 20.23.

Other Top 3 SOFLO girls’ finishers:

Clara Bland, 6, third, 25-yard butterfly, 32.59; third in the 25-yard backstroke in 27.55; and third in the 25-yard freestyle in 23.71.

Bland and DiSalvo were also members of the third place 100-yard freestyle relay with Anjana Andapally and Pilar Duranti that finished in 1:19.80.

Eddie Oliver was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher. Oliver, 8, was third in the 25-yard breaststroke in 23.81 and third in the 25-yard freestyle in 17.21.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 21.29; SOFLO: 3. Clara Bland 32.59; 7-8, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 17.48; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 17.90, 10. Pilar Duranti 23.84, 14. Anjana Andapally 25.88.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 25.70; SOFLO: 3. Clara Bland 27.55; 7-8, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 18.85; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella DiSalvo 20.23, 8. Anjana Andapally 23.51, 9. Pilar Duranti 24.59, 15. Emily Gomez 27.20.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, None; 7-8, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 20.88; SOFLO: 8. Anjana Andapally 26.14, 9. Pilar Duranti 27.54, 21. Emma Gomez 35.30.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 20.75; SOFLO: 3. Clara Bland 23.71; 7-8, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 16.23.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. CSSC 1:13.03, 2. YSF 1:18.06, 3. SOFLO 1:19.80 (Anjana Andapally, Pilar Duranti, Clara Bland, Fiorella DiSalvo).

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 22.56; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 16.04; SOFLO: 9. Mason Jimenez 23.56, 11. Christian Baltar 26.62.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 29.03; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 19.42; SOFLO: 3. Eddie Oliver 23.81.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 22.96; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 17.09; SOFLO: 6. Matthew Jimenez 23.10, 7. Christian Baltar 23.18, 8. Eddie Oliver 23.33.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 19.36; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 15.06; SOFLO: 3. Eddie Oliver 17.21, 15. Christian Baltar 22.36, 16. Matthew Jimenez, 22.37.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. HAT 1:12.81, 2. YSF 1:16.03, 3. CSSC 1:21.22, 4. SOFLO 1:21.25 (Christian Baltar, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez, Eddie Oliver).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Christian Baltar Among Four Double Winners At Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

October 9, 2015—Christian Baltar of South Florida Aquatic Club was one of four double winners Friday at the 8&Under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center.

Baltar, 6, won the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 24.53, dropping 17.09 and 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 32.30, an 8.20 drop in time. Baltar also took a second and third.

SOFLO teammate Fiorella DiSalvo, 7, won the 7-8 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 22.13, dropping 0.40.

Other double winners were:

Sophie Rosen, 6, of Hammerhead Aquatics was a double winner in the 6-and-under 25-yard butterfly in 25.15 and 25-yard backstroke in 25.96.

Mia Patton, 8, of Pine Crest was also a double winner in the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in 18.41 and 25-yard freestyle in 16.89.

In the boys races, Jorge Aguila of Coral Springs Swim Club was a double winner in the 6-and-under 25-yard butterfly in 30.37 and 25-yard freestyle in 23.13.

Rafael Landron of Sunrise won two events in the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in 17.33 and 25-yard breaststroke in 22.50.

The field featured AquaKids Sharks, Azura, Blue Marlins, Coral Springs, Hammerhead, Pine Crest, Plantation, SOFLO, Sunrise, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast and Westminster Academy.

South Florida Aquatic Club in Pembroke Pines will host the next 8&Under Sizzler on Oct. 30 at Academic Village Pool.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Sophie Rosen, HA 25.15, 2. Laci Poling, HA 27.61, 3. Hayden Anton, Azura 29.02; 7-8, 1. Mia Patton, UPCS 18.41, 2. Izzy Wilson, AquaKids Sharks 19.65, 3. Mia Guerrero, Azura 19.88; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella DiSalvo 20.05, 8. Giada Porven 21.07, 17. Sarah Vasquez 23.06, 28. Antonia Ortiz 25.35, 43. Annie Schulze 27.90.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Sophie Rosen, HA 25.96, 2. Hayden Anton, Azura 26.54, 3. Laci Poling, HA 28.54; 7-8, 1. Izzy Wilson, AquaKids Sharks 20.28, 2. Mia Guerrero, Azura 20.39, 3. Lena Lajko, SFTL 20.68; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella DiSalvo 22.56, 7. Giada Porven 22.70, 22. Antonia Ortiz 24.44, 23. Sarah Vasquez 24.64, 27. Annie Schulze 25.04.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Laci Poling, HA 31.73, 2. Sophie osen, HA 32.18, 3. Hayden Anton, Azura 32.24; 7-8, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 22.13, 2. Izzy Wilson, AquaKids Sharks 23.10, 3. Mia Guerrero, Azura 23.37; SOFLO: 18. Giada Porven 27.06, 33. Antonia Ortiz 29.28, 36. Sarah Vasquez 29.75, 45. Annie Schulze 30.99.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Hayden Anton,Azura 22.70, 2. Sophie Rosen, HA 24.65, 3. Haley Most, CSSC 25.44; 7-8, 1. Mia Patton, UPCS 16.89, 2. Mia Guerrero, Azura 17.10, 3. Sivan Kamar, Azura 17.15; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella DiSalvo 17.23, 11. Giada Porven 18.64, 21. Antonia Ortiz 19.90, 27. Annie Schulze 20.13, 29. Sarah Vasquez 20.40.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. SOFLO 1:13.34, 2. YMCA of South Florida 1:18.95, 3. Azura 1:20.56.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Jorge Aguila, CSSC 30.37, 2. Christian Baltar, SOFLO 31.23, 3. Christian Nichols, SUN 31.68; 7-8, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 17.33, 2. Gabriel Tortola, Azura 19.19, 3. Christian Clark, WA 20.32; SOFLO: 10. Owen Smith 22.33, 18. Kevin Moya 24.05, 25. Gabriel Campanioni 26.61.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Christian Baltar, SOFLO 24.53, 2. Andreas Lajko, SFTL 29.30, 3. Anthony Alvarez, BM 29.93; 7-8, 1. Omar Panol. BM 20.61, 2. Tyler Fortson, YBC 21.53, 3. Rafael Landron, SUN 21.79; SOFLO: 7. Kevin Moya 23.16, 15. Owen Smith 24.33, 16. Gabriel Campanioni 24.37.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Christian Baltar, SOFLO 32.30, 2. Carter Reese, CSSC 32.88, 3. Joe Paden, HA 33.37; 7-8, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 22.50, 2. Ares Rilo, SUN 22.63, 3. Tyler Fortson, YBC 23.27; SOFLO: 16. Owen Smith 28.28, 22. Kevin Moya 29.61, 28. Gabriel Campanioni 31.67.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Jorge Aguila, CSSC 23.13, 2. Christian Baltar, SOFLO 23.48, 3. Andreas Lajko, SFTL 25.80; 7-18, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 16.59, 2. Rafael Landron, SUN 16.75, 3. Christian Clark, WA 16.78; SOFLO: 7. Kevin Moya 17.98, 9. Owen Smith 18.31, 17. Gabriel Campanioni 19.89.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. Sunrise 1:08.95, 2. YMCA of South Florida 1:12.78, 3. SOFLO 1:19.26.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Pelaez, DiSalvo, Ranaudo At SOFLO June Sizzler

SOFLO’s Pelaez, DiSalvo, Ranaudo Sizzle At SOFLO June Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

June 21, 2014—South Florida Aquatic Club’s young up-and-coming swimmers had another impressive meet Friday at the SOFLO June Sizzler at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO swimmers turned in 35 best times in the girls and boys 25-yard races during the sprint meet.

Erika Pelaez, Fiorella Di Salvo and David Ranaudo led the team with wins.

Pelaez, 7, swept all four stroke events in the 7-8 age group. She won the 25-yard butterfly in 15.88; 25-yard backstroke in a best time 17.53, dropping 0.20 seconds; 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 20.22, dropping 0.19 seconds; and 25-yard freestyle in a best time 15.00, dropping 0.12 seconds.

Di Salvo, 6, won the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 25.93, dropping 0.16 seconds and 25-yard freestyle in a best time 18.53, dropping 1.37 seconds.

Di Salvo was also second in the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 22.45, dropping 2.60 seconds; third in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 26.55, dropping 0.77 seconds

Ranaudo, 6, won the 25-yard butterfly in 34.71; 25-yard backstroke in 28.89; and 25-yard freestyle in a best time 23.98, dropping 2.28 seconds.

Ranaudo was also third in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 35.74, dropping 1.30 seconds.

SIZZLER FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Marguerite McPhillips, HAT 22.42; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 22.45, best time, 3. Antonia Ortiz 27.37, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 15.88; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank 18.73, 4. Luna Delgado 20.85, 10. Mariann Catalasan 22.93, 12. Hailey Ahn 24.15, best time, 13. Judith-Alison Natino 24.51, 18. Celeste Cuevas 30.16, 23. Maria Legaspi 34.11.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Marguerite McPhillips, HAT 24.44; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 26.55, best time, 4. Antonia Ortiz 27.97, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 17.53, best time; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank 19.24, best time, 5. Luna Delgado 22.76, best time, 11. Judith-Alison Natino 24.23, best time, 16. Hailey Ahn 25.04, 17. Mariann Catalasan 25.77, 19. Celeste Cuevas 27.53, 22. Maria Legaspi 28.43, best time.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 25.93, best time; SOFLO: 4. Antonia Ortiz 32.63; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 20.22, best time; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank 20.38, 5. Judith-Alison Natino 24.84, best time, 7. Mariann Catalasan 25.56, best time, 8. Luna Delgado 26.07, best time, 14. Maria Legaspi 27.57, best time, 17. Hailey Ahn 31.17, 21. Celeste Cuevas 33.74.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 18.53; SOFLO: 4. Antonia Ortiz 24.44, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 15.00, best time; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank 15.49, best time, 7. Luna Delgado 18.86, 11. Mariann Catalasan 20.01, best time, 12. Judith-Alison Natino 20.39, best time, 15. Celeste Cuevas 21.39, 17. Hailey Ahn, 22.00, best time, 21. Maria Legaspi 25.65.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:16.92, 3. SOFLO B 1:28.28, best time.

After the sizzler, a time trial was held for all four stroke races.

Diego Sanguinetti, 23, of Coral Springs Swim Club finished the 25-yard freestyle in 20.50 and 25-yard backstroke in 29.36. He was disqualified in the 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard butterfly. Sanguinetti has represented the U.S. in the Down Syndrome World and International Swimming Championships.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under: 1. David Ranaudo, SOFLO 34.71; 7-8, 1. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 19.10; SOFLO: 5. Jacob Navarro 21.26, best time, 12. Luciano Del Carpio 26.73, best time, 14. Colin Kim 26.96, 15. Daniel Ranaudo 27.20, 17. Owen Sines 27.92, 23. Ethan Greenberg 42.91.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. David Ranaudo, SOFLO 28.89; 7-8, 1. Luke Taylor, YBC 17.99; SOFLO: 6. Jacob Navarro 22.71, best time, 15. Owen Sines 25.46, 16. Clint Kim 25.48, best time, 17. Colin Kim 25.76, best time, 18. Daniel Ranaudo 26.05, 21. Luciano Del Carpio 27.44, 23. Ethan Greenberg 34.02.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Felix Oriol, HAT 35.61; SOFLO: 3. David Ranaudo 35.74, best time; 7-8, 1. Luke Taylor, YBC 21.88; SOFLO: 3. Jacob Navarro 23.95, best time, 9. Owen Sines 26.94, 10. Clint Kim 27.28, best time, 15. Luciano Del Carpio 30.17, best time, 16. Daniel Ranaudo 30.24, 21. Colin Kim 35.29, 22. Ethan Greenberg 38.69.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. David Ranaudo, SOFLO 23.98, best time; 7-8, 1. Padraig McPhillips, HAT 15.63; SOFLO: 5. Jacob Navarro 18.13, best time, 10. Luciano Del Carpio 20.35, best time, 13. Daniel Ranaudo 20.53, best time, 17. Clint Kim 21.98, best time, 19. Owen Sines 23.00, 21. Colin Kim 24.36, 23. Ethan Greenberg 27.33.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. YMCA of Broward County 1:12.30, 2. SOFLO 1:22.61, best time.

TIME TRIALS

GIRLS

25-yard freestyle:

1.Molly Golding, SOFLO 16.51; SOFLO: 2. Sally Golding 16.96, 3. Lily Sines 17.59, 4. Valentina Carrion 17.69, 5. Molly Mason 18.59, 6. Bella Leggett 22.02.

25-yard backstroke:

1.Molly Golding, SOFLO 16.55; SOFLO: 2. Valentina Carrion 16.98, 3. Bella Leggett17.37, 4. Sally Golding 18.54, 5. Lily Sines 20.93, 6. Molly Mason 21.63.

25-yard breaststroke:

1.Molly Golding, SOFLO 16.93; SOFLO: 2. Valentina Carrion 17.10, 3. Sally Golding 18.26, 4. Bella Leggett 19.15, 5. Lily Sines 22.34, 6. Molly Mason 25.06.

25-yard butterfly:

1.Molly Golding, SOFLO 16.06; SOFLO: 2. Sally Golding 16.23, 3. Bella Leggett 16.35, 4. Valentina Carrion 16.53, 5. Molly Mason 22.30, 6. Lily Sines 23.01.

BOYS

25-yard freestyle:

1.David Diaz Venturo, SOFLO 16.10; SOFLO: 2. Alejandro Mateus 16.51, 3. Alex Golding 16.82, 4. Rafael Rodriguez 17.32, 5. Leonardo Mateus 18.74.

25-yard backstroke:

1.Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 17.10; SOFLO: 2. Alex Golding 19.01, 3. Alejandro Mateus 19.08, 4. David Diaz Venturo 20.26, 5. Rafael Rodriguez 20.87.

25-yard breaststroke:

1.Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 16.68; SOFLO: 2. Alex Golding 20.21, 3. Alejandro Mateus 21.29, 4. Rafael Rodriguez 21.80, 5. David Diaz Venturo 24.45.

25-yard freestyle:

1.Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 16.03; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 16.36, 3. Alejandro Mateus 16.73, 4. David Diaz Venturo 18.69, 5. Alex Golding 18.97.

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