SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Preps For U.S. Trials With Three Top 4 Finishes At Atlanta Classic


By Sharon Robb
ATLANTA, Ga., May 16, 2021–Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club tuned up for next month’s U.S. Olympic trials this past weekend at Swim Atlanta’s Mizuno 2021 Atlanta Classic at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center.

The University of Florida All-American sophomore was third in the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:15.48, dropping 0.13, just getting out-touched by Alexis Yager of Tennesee in 2:15.29.

In other meet events she was was fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:15.25; fourth in the 400 IM in a best time 4:46.12, dropping 3.11; and seventh in the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:01.80, dropping 0.19.

She has a Wave 1 cut in the 400 free (4:14.38) under 4:16.89 and Wave 2 qualifying time in the 400-meter individual medley (4:46.12) under the 4:47.72 cut.

In other notable swims:

Caeleb Dressel swam 48.00 in the 100-meter freestyle, No. 1 in the U.S., during Sunday morning prelims. He scratched from Sunday finals for travel reasons. Dressel broke the meet record in the 100-meter butterfly in a meet record 51.15. Dressel also won the 50-meter freestyle in 21.82 ahead of Coral Springs Swim Club’s Bruno Fratus of Brazil in 21.98.

Ryan Murphy won the 100-meter backstroke in a meet record 52.95 and 200-meter backstroke in 1:56.14, just off his best time pf 1:56.04.

Natalie Hinds won the 100-meter freestyle in 54.29 and was second in the 50-meter freestyle in 25.37 behind Gretchen Walsh in 25.30. She also tied Walsh for first in the 100-meter butterfly in 58.61 on opening day.

Trenton Julian won the 200-meter butterfly in a meet record 1:55.77.

Olivia Smoliga won the 100-meter backstroke in a meet record 58.31.

Kiernan Smith won the 400-meter freestyle in a meet record 3:47.71. He also won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:46.46 on opening day.

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

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lucy Smutny


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, May 16, 2021–Swimming truly is a family affair for Lucy Smutny.

With five siblings (two older brothers, two younger sisters and one older sister) and parents who swam in college, it was inevitable she would grow up around a swimming pool, but she didn’t mind. She loves it.

“Both my parents swam at college so they put my brothers in it and then we all just followed after,” Smutny said. “It’s nice because we can all relate to the daily life and when we’re tired.

“We’re all home schooled and my parents are so happy we all did the same thing. They don’t have to travel across the world to get us to places. It’s really nice.”

And yes, the siblings are competitive.

“Oh, we are competitive,” Smutny said. “No one has killed each other yet. There would be smack talk and that would push the other person to want to go faster. And, surprisingly we are all still living under one roof.

“We used to live on a lake and we would just jump in swimming and racing each other. I think that’s where it all started.”

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown was a challenge for Smutny and her family.

“It was a bit of a struggle at the beginning,” she said. “Swimming always got us out of the house and we were able to do something. Once that stopped we were sitting in the house asking ‘what are we going to do now?’ A few of us would work out together in the garage and we’d go to my grandpa’s pool and swim a little bit so it wasn’t as hard as we thought it would be.”

Twelve years after competing for AquaKids Sharks and South Florida Aquatic Club, Smutny, 18, is headed to the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., where she will continue swimming for the Division III program and study civil engineering. She leaves for college at the end of June.

“I have been around a pool since I was so small,” Smutny said. “My brothers swam forever. I just grew up with it. I have no idea where I would be without swimming.”

Smutny is home schooled. She competed for Cutler Bay’s swim team for three years, where she was team captain two years and qualified for the state meet all three seasons.

“I think I will remember my last state meet as most special to me just because it was the last one,” Smutny said. “I went up there and I didn’t care how I did, I just wanted to have fun because it was my last one.”

Her turning point in swimming came in middle school, she said.

“I had a coach who was really pushing us to do our best,” Smutny said. “I watched my older brothers in the senior group and they talked about finding colleges that had swim teams. I thought, ‘wow, that is awesome, I really hope I can do that one day.’ I think that helped push me forward.”

Smutny also competed in water polo at the end of her junior year. “I just wanted to try it out,” she said. “It was fun.”

But swimming has always been her passion. Her longevity in the sport is a tribute to her coaches, she said.

“The coaches are really good at what they do,” Smutny said. “They always make sure you are doing okay, that you’re not being overworked. They are really understanding. They always want you to do your best. They are also good with communicating with their swimmers. That’s what really got me going and kept me motivated.”

Home schooling has been beneficial for her swimming. “It’s really nice because you can shape everything around your school. It creates free time and you’re not locked down to a schedule. Swimming has helped with time management for everything.

“School was always the priority. Even the coaches stressed how school comes first and we needed to get good grades if we wanted to keep swimming. My parents also stressed education or else there would be consequences.”

Smutny has enjoyed her time with her teammates and swimming in a 6-lane, 25-yard pool on the campus of Westminster Christian School.

“I think I’m going to miss everything honestly,” she said. “I’m sitting there at practices and I can see everything and I really am going to miss it all. There is nothing I can really pinpoint.

“I think I will be emotional because I have grown up with everyone on our side of the team. Leaving them is probably going to stir up a little emotion.”

Smutny is one of 23 graduating seniors who will be honored Sunday, May 23 during Seniors Night in an intimate setting at Academic Village Pool.

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

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Nico Rossi


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, May 13, 2021–For nearly thirteen years at South Florida Aquatic Club, Nicolas Rossi always has a smile on his face.

Rossi had the work ethic, drive and passion for the sport, but more importantly he made swimming fun and was fun to be around on the pool deck.

“He made everyone laugh, he was always a clown, he made me laugh,” said SOFLO age group coach Rose Lockie, who coached him for three years. “Nico is always smiling. How can you get angry at Nico? He is well-liked and a nice kid. He always made it a point to say hello even after he left my group and got older.”

Added Rossi, “As a person, I don’t take much stuff seriously, I like to mess around, but not in a bad way. I like to stay loose and not stress about a lot. I like to bring that out and calm everyone down. If everyone is relaxed around me, I guess it worked.”

Rossi, 18, graduates from American Heritage Plantation High School on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium. He is headed to Florida State this fall but has chosen not to swim collegiately. He is undecided about his major.

“I want to be able to find a passion that I will be able to do happily for the rest of my life,” Rossi said.

“It will be a change not swimming,” Rossi said. “I think I’m going to take a break for a while. But I think I will end up going back to it, it’s been such a big part of my life.”

Rossi said he will miss his teammates the most.

“I will miss the camaraderie and messing around at practice,” Rossi said. “When you swim, for the most part it is an individual sport, so being able to have people who support you and are there whenever you need them is a big thing.

“I don’t remember any bad moments at SOFLO. I had a great time every day I was there. The 13 years, training, sacrifice…100 percent worth it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I think I accomplished everything I wanted to at SOFLO. I don’t have any regrets that really stand out.”

Rossi has been swimming as long as he can remember. His father was also a swimmer. Rossi played football, basketball and baseball but found his niche in swimming. If he wasn’t swimming, he said he would probably be playing wide receiver in football.

“Swimming kind of engaged me more,” Rossi said. “When I was younger I was good at it so the competitiveness was a huge part of it. I liked not having to depend on anyone else and having the pressure being solely on me to do well. I think I always took the sport seriously.”

Despite a few injuries including a shoulder injury during the summer before his junior year, Rossi has been most pleased with his consistency throughout the years.

Thanks to swimming, Rossi was disciplined with his time when it came to both the classroom and training.

“Obviously, if you don’t have any after-school activities you’re going to have six hours out of the day where you just kind of have nothing to do. Swimming gave me something to do and let my energy out.

“It helped me focus on time management outside of school and take control of my life. I learned how to manage the academics along with the athletics. It just really shaped who I am. I wouldn’t be the person I am without having swimming for 13 years. It’s almost like swimming is part of my personality now.”

Rossi is one of 23 graduating seniors who will be honored Sunday, May 23 during Seniors Night in an intimate setting at Academic Village Pool.

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

St. Thomas Aquinas Alum Vlad Polyakov Named Auburn Associate Head Swim Coach


By Sharon Robb
AUBURN, Ala., May 11, 2021–Three-time Olympian and former world champion Vlad Polyakov was hired as associate head swimming coach at Auburn University.

Polyakov, a St. Thomas Aquinas and Alabama alum, will join head coach Ryan Wochomurka’s staff this fall. He spent nine years at Louisville as an assistant coach and men’s recruiting coordinator.

Polyakov will coach with Wochomurka for the second time in his career. Wochomurka was associate head coach at Louisville when he was hired in 2012.

Polyakov, 37, grew up in South Florida competing at St. Thomas Aquinas where he was a state breaststroke champion and in the Florida Gold Coast for Coral Springs Swim Club, where he was mentored by six-time Olympic coach Michael Lohberg. He is married to another former FGC swimmer, Mhyria Miller, who competed for Florida Keys Swim Club and is a former All-American at Georgia. They have two sons.

“I am very excited to welcome Vlad, Mhyria, Liam and Maksim to the Auburn family,” Wochomurka said. “Vlad brings an unequalled positive energy to the pool deck and is one the most genuinely well-liked and respected individuals in the industry.

“He is one of the brightest and most innovative technical coaches I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He also brings a tenacious and studious approach to recruiting and is one of the very best at identifying talent domestically and internationally. Vlad’s experience as an elite level athlete on the SEC, NCAA, and international stage allows him a unique opportunity to guide our student-athletes in their own elite level pursuits.”

In Polyakov’s nine seasons at Louisville, the Cardinals earned eight top-10 team finishes at the NCAA Championships, five women and three men. The Cardinals had 12 individual titles and one relay title at the NCAA Championships in his tenure, and three swimmers combined for six selections as ACC Swimmer of the Year. The 2020-21 season saw Louisville’s men match their program-best finish with a fifth-place showing at NCAAs and won the ACC Championship for the first time.

“My family and I are very excited to become part of the Auburn family,” Polyakov said. “Auburn swimming and diving was an undisputed standard of excellence during my college years. Auburn athletes that I raced against were tough and fierce competitors, and Auburn coaches of that era are still considered some of the greatest coaches in the world of swimming today.

“Auburn’s legacy is undeniable. I am honored to have the opportunity to be associated with one of the richest traditions in swimming and diving history. I share Ryan’s vision for the program and look forward to empowering our Auburn athletes to perform at the highest level of their ability both academically and athletically.”

Polyakov has extensive international experience and a long list of accomplishments in college and pro swimming. The 2007 Alabama alum and Hall of Famer was a five-time SEC Champion, two-time NCAA Champion and two-time US National Champion. He competed professionally for five years.

Polyakov was named Academic All-SEC four times and was also a four-time Coaches Association Academic All-American. In 2005, 2006, and 2007 he was named to the ESPN Academic All-American At-Large Team. He was given an Individual Academic All-American Award by the CSCAA in 2005. Polyakov was given the “Most Valuable” Award for Most Dedicated Student-Athlete of the Year in 2005 and 2006. During the 2006 season Polyakov was named the SEC Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year and also received the Coaches Award from the Crimson Tide team.

He was a three-time Olympian having swam in the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and 2012 Olympics in London for his native Kazakhstan. In 2004, he was a finalist in the 100-meter breaststroke and 200-meter breaststroke. In other international competition, Polyakov was a 2004 FINA World Championship bronze medalist in the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes and in 2006 was a FINA World Championship gold medalist in the 200-meter breaststroke.

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

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Michelle Marinheiro


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, May 10, 2021–In the last twelve years, Michelle Marinheiro not only grew up as a swimmer at South Florida Aquatic Club but as a person.

It was only natural she follow in the footsteps of her older sisters, Marcella and Melissa, both longtime SOFLO swimmers.

“I started swimming at SOFLO because of my two older sisters,” she said. “I was always around there. I would run around the pool deck and people were scared I was going to jump in but my mom would say, ‘it’s okay, she loves the water.’

“I always like to say I was born into it, because I really didn’t have a choice. I remember sleeping on the pool deck when I was little while my mom and sisters were swimming. I found out I could sleep through everything.”

Marinheiro, 18, who graduates from West Broward High School on June 10, forged friendships with coaches and swimmers with memories at SOFLO that will last a lifetime.

Asked what she will miss the most, Marinheiro said “I guess basically everything. SOFLO is like a family. You fight and bicker sometimes, but there are moments where everyone comes together and has your back. I have a lot of memories.”

While living in Brazil, her mother put her in the water when she was 3 months old to make her water-safe. When they were in South Florida for the summer, she started lessons with SOFLO Coach George Mersinger at age 4 1/2. Since then Marinheiro is one of the few swimmers in the program that has worked with every member of the coaching staff.

She played soccer when she was young in Brazil and flag football in eighth grade in South Florida, but swimming became her passion.

“I think when I was with Coach Rose and started getting better I actually thought I could do this,” Michelle said. “When I moved into Travis (Lockie) group I realized I really did enjoy the sport. It wasn’t just something I was put into because of my sisters.”

There were times Marinheiro had her doubts.

“Like any sport, there are some points where you feel like you are doing everything you can, but the results aren’t showing,” she said. “You just have to be patient. I learned that the hard way because I am kind of stubborn.

“Your brain eventually clicks that you can do it. The moment you step back and listen to what your coaches are telling you to do, it will click. They are giving you everything you need to succeed but it’s up to you to use it and make something out of it.

“My advice to the younger kids would be ‘as much as it feels like whatever you are doing is not enough, keep doing it because it does take time to get where you want to be. Take the time that you need and you will get there eventually.'”

After her father passed away, Marinheiro was away from the pool off and on for about five to six months. She came back stronger than ever and knows he is always with her. At Senior Championships she competed in the mile after only two weeks of training.

“My teammates needed the points and I wanted to see what I could do. I was a minute slower but after I finished the event it showed me that I could do it no matter what happens. As long as you try and do what you have to do, the outcome is unlimited. It definitely motivates you.”

Swimming has helped her with everyday life including time management and discipline. If she wasn’t swimming, she said she would be doing performing arts or theater in school.

“Swimming has actually helped me a lot and given me a sense of responsibility,” Marinheiro said. “It helps you understand you have to get things done and prioritize your time. You have to wake up in the morning at 5 a.m. You have practice, then 10 minutes to get ready for school and then after school literally eating in the car before another practice, then homework and going to sleep on time.”

Like her teammates, she managed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown with zoom dryland workouts and some limited training in her grandmother’s community pool before it was closed.

“At first we thought it would be two weeks, a little break to chill but after it hit the third week we were like seriously, we just want to go outside and get back in the pool,” she said. “The zoom drylands were a bit more of normalcy in a situation that wasn’t normal. It started getting better as time progressed.

“When we finally got back in the pool the first day I was flying through the water. The second day I was swimming so slow. It took a while to get back to where I was.”

Marinheiro is undecided about college but said “I am definitely going to keep swimming for a long time. I really do enjoy the sport. I like the feeling of just swimming.”

She’s also been a role model and when needed helps coach young SOFLO swimmers just coming up including Little Dipper Ellie Phan, at 6, the youngest to compete in several local meets. She wrote a card to Marinheiro that touched her heart.

“She said that because of how I helped her that she basically started to love the sport and to me that really hit home,” Marinheiro said fighting back tears. “The fact that you can share your love for the sport with somebody, it’s the best feeling in the world…a really rewarding feeling and it makes me realize why I do love the sport.”

Marinheiro is one of 23 graduating seniors who will be honored Sunday, May 23 during Seniors Night in an intimate setting at Academic Village Pool. “I can’t promise anything, but I will try not to cry,” she said. “I will bring tissues.”

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

SOFLO Swimmers Race Well At Boca Blossoms Closed Invite; Giorgio Rusconi Top SOFLO Finisher


By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, May 8, 2021–Against a competitive field of swimmers from Palm Beach County and Key West, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some good racing at the two-day Boca Blossoms Closed Invite at windy Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

On the second and final day of competition on Saturday, Giorgio Rusconi, 14, won the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:06.69, dropping 0.45. Rusconi was also third in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.74 and tenth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.21.

Carlos Salas, 14, was also among SOFLO’s top boys’ finishers.

Salas was second in the 13-14 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:05.43, dropping 2.60; fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:19.32 and seventh in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:27.57, dropping 3.66.

Pilar Duranti and Sarah Bedoya, 13, were SOFLO’s top girls’ finishers.

Duranti, 13, was sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:22.87, dropping 5.00. She was also eighth in the 200 IM in 2:27.80.

Bedoya was sixth in the 13-14 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:10.78, dropping 1.43. She also had a best time in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:37.94, dropping 1.02.

SOFLO’s Rafael Frable, 14, broke 3 minutes in the 200-yard individual medley for the first time in a lifetime-best 2:47.75, dropping 32.14 off his previous best of 3:19.89. Frable also had best times in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:03.71, dropping 2.66 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:23.22, dropping 0.68.

About 70 percent of SOFLO’s contingent had at least one best time during the two days of racing.

SOFLO headed the field that also included St. Andrew’s Swimming, PAQ and host Boca Raton Swim Team. The meet was capped at 120 swimmers. SOFLO had 33 swimmers (18 boys and 15 girls) entered in 94 individual events.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed including mandatory wearing of masks at the facility.

SATURDAY RESULTS
Mixed 100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Finn Schneider, BRST 54.97, 2. Alexander Taus-Nita, SAS 55.28, 3. Abbie Sargent, FKSC 55.67; SOFLO: 12. Victor Valdiviezo 1:02.34, 14. Pablo Gomez 1:02.73, time drop 2.10, 16. Luke Mercier 1:02.93, time drop 0.40, 17. Rafael Frable 1:03.71, time drop 2.66, 20. Isabella Bartoli 1:06.36, time drop 2.10, 21. Colin Gregory 1:06.45, time drop 0.20, 26. Sophia Genao 1:10.00, time drop 0.70; 15-18, 1. Corley Smith, FKSC 54.33, 2. Cade Needham, FKSC 54.67, 3. Santi Ordonez, SAS 55.90; SOFLO: 10. Mati Eiletz Bottaro 1:02.68, time drop 4.41, 15. Julien Perdigon 1:07.93, time drop 4.53.

Mixed 100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Patrick O’Donnell, FKSC 1:03.73, 2. Carlos Salas, SOFLO 1:05.43, 3. Finn Schneider, BRST 1:08.05; SOFLO: 6. Sarah Bedoya 1:10.78, 7. Victor Valdiviezo 1:11.73, time drop 0.89, 12. Alexander Estevez 1:14.99, time drop 0.51, 13. Siena Ladner 1:15.15, 15. Sophia Genao 1:17.76, time drop 3.50, 16. Cali Harries 1:21.48, 18. Colin Gregory 1:25.32, time drop 3.95; 15-18, 1. Katey Cabral, PAQ 59.81, 2. Bobby Piper, SAS 1:02.77, 3. Daniel Gertsik, SAS 1:03.05.

Mixed 100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Giorgio Rusconi, SOFLO 1:06.69, time drop 0.45, 2. Abbie Sargent, FKSC 1:07.85, 3. Kevin Melo, PAQ 1:15.86, 4. Carlos Salas, SOFLO 1:19.32; SOFLO: 5. Pablo Gomez 1:20.31, time drop 2.89, 6. Pilar Duranti 1:22.87, time drop 5.00, 7. Cali Harries 1:23.19, 8. Rafael Frable 1:23.22, time drop 0.68, 8. Luke Mercier 1:23.95, 15. Sakima Coradin 1:36.26, 19. Colin Gregory 1:45.54, time drop 7.12; 15-18, 1. Corley Smith, FKSC 1:13.71, 2. Nico Gonzalez, SAS 1:15.33, 3. Katey Cabral, PAQ 1:17.11; SOFLO: 8. Mati Eiletz Bottaro 1:23.87, time drop 1.34.

Mixed 100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Alexander Taus-Nita, SAS 1:04.03, 2. Kurt Tatton, SAS 1:07.45, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, SOFLO 1:07.74; SOFLO: 10. Siena Ladner 1:15.79, 11. Alexander Estevez 1:16.43, 13. Isabella Bartoli 1:18.95, time drop 1.07, 15. Sakima Coradin 1:36.34; 15-18, 1. Daniel Gertsik, SAS 59.21, 2. Collin Meadows, BRST 1:00.64, 3. Cade Needham, FKSC 1:02.40.

Mixed 200-yard individual medley:
13-18, 1. Collin Meadows, BRST 2:14.70, 2. Patrick O’Donnell, FKSC 2:15.34, 3. Abbie Sargent, FKSC 2:15.91; SOFLO: 7. Carlos Salas 2:27.57, time drop 3.66, 8. Pilar Duranti 2:27.80, 16. Victor Valdiviezo 2:36.18, time drop 0.98, 21. Sarah Bedoya 2:37.94, time drop 1.02, 24. Cali Harries 2:44.15, 25. Rafael Frable 2:47.75, time drop 32.14, 27. Alexandra Estevez 2:49.55, 28. Isabella Bartoli 2:50.03, time drop 10.45, 33. Sakima Coradin 3:09.04, time drop 6.26

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

Remmele Leads SOFLO On Opening Night Of Boca Blossoms Closed Invite


By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, May 7, 2021–Maximiliano Remmele led South Florida Aquatic Club on opening night of the Boca Blossoms Closed Invite Friday at windswept Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

Remmele, 12, won the 12-and-under 50-yard backstroke in a best time 33.83, dropping 1.97 off his previous best of 35.80.

Remmele was also seventh in the 50-yard butterfly in 37.64 and tenth in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 30.60, dropping 2.09 seconds.

Gabriela Marin, 12, was SOFLO’s top girls’ finisher placing eighth in the 12-and-under 50-yard backstroke in 39.01. She also posted two best times in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:24.93, dropping 1.33 and 50-yard freestyle in 33.08, dropping 0.77.

The meet was delayed by rain but resumed at 7:15 p.m.

SOFLO heads the field that also includes St. Andrew’s Swimming, PAQ and host Boca Raton Swim Team. The meet was capped at 120 swimmers. SOFLO has 33 swimmers (18 boys and 15 girls) entered in 94 individual events.

The meet continues Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for 13-and-overs. Boca Raton Swim Team is live streaming on its Facebook page and YouTube.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed including mandatory wearing of masks at the facility.

FRIDAY RESULTS
Mixed 100-yard individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Sofia Bolivar, SAS 1:09.31, 2. Emma Lewis, BRST 1:11.19, 3. Christian King, SAS 1:13.75; SOFLO: 8. David Valdiviezo 1:17.93, time drop 6.05, 11. Martin Petkov 1:19.95, time drop 0.48, 15. Gabriela Marin 1:24.93, time drop 1.33, 23. David Gonzalez 1:40.90, time drop 3.14, 25. Toma Petkov 1:43.65.

Mixed 50-yard backstroke:
12-and-under, 1. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 33.83, time drop 1.97, 2. Mayah Chouloute, BRST 35.09, 3. Emma Lewis, BRST 35.17; SOFLO: 8. Gabriela Marin 39.01, 10. Dylan McVeigh 40.16, 11. Christie Ann Lumsden 40.40, time drop 5.22, 14. Joanna Valdiviezo 43.36, 15. Kyle Wehn 44.40, time drop 10.03, 18. Nicolas Restrepo 46.72, time drop 3.79, 26. Gabriela Ekht 50.50, time drop 0.07, 27. Sofia Duranti 50.75, time drop 2.94.

Mixed 25-yard-backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Nicholas Carajohn, BRST 23.28, 2. Konrad Laszczak, SAS 24.74, 3. Oscar Troszkiewicz, SAS 24.78.

Mixed 50-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under, 1. Christian King, SAS 37.79, 2. Jack Morrison, BRST 38.15, 3. Lauren Meyer, BRST 38.78; SOFLO: 7. Martin Petkov 42.19, time drop 1.01, 12. Dylan McVeigh 45.68, 23. Toma Petkov 50.56, time drop 2.55, 26. Sofia Duranti 52.08, time drop 5.27, 27. Joanna Valdiviezo 52.34, time drop 2.16, 29. Nicolas Restrepo 54.96, time drop 6.55, 34. David Gonzalez 1:00.20.

Mixed 25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Nicholas Carajohn, BRST 23.28, 2. Konrad Laszczak, SAS 24.74, 2. Oscar Troszkiewicz, SAS 24.78.

Mixed 50-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Lauren Meyer, BRST 32.34, 2. Carmela Coleman, SAS 32.53, 3. Jorge Aguila, SAS 32.78; SOFLO: 6. David Valdiviezo 35.12, time drop 2.02, 7. Maximiliano Remmele 37.64, 9. Christie Ann Lumsden 39.55, time drop 2.91, 11. Kyle Wehn 45.78, time drop 7.49.

Mixed 25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Brooklyn Lewis, SAS 21.42, 2. Theo Goriunov, BRST 21.54, 3. Nicholas Carajohn, BRST 23.28.

Mixed 50-yard freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. Christian King, SAS 27.92, 2. Emma Lewis, BRST 28.13, 3. Carmela Coleman, SAS 28.23; SOFLO: 10. Maximiliano Remmele 30.60, time drop 2.09, 13. Martin Petkov 31.95, time drop 1.34, 17. David Valdiviezo 32.48, time drop 100, 19. Gabriela Marin 33.08, time drop 0.77, 29. Joanna Valdiviezo 37.63, time drop 1.21, 30. Kyle Wehn 38.32, time drop 1.28, 32. David Gonzalez 39.14, time drop 2.70, 38. Sofia Duranti 40.91, time drop 0.11, 40. Nicolas Restrepo 41.69, time drop 0.78, 43. Toma Petkov 42.31.

Mixed 25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Daniel Sigda, SAS 18.68, 2. Ethan Schmidt, SAS 19.96, 3. Nicholas Carajohn, BRST 20.49.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Head To Boca Blossoms Closed Invite This Weekend


By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, May 6, 2021–South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for the Boca Blossoms Closed Invite Friday and Saturday at Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

SOFLO heads the field that also includes St. Andrew’s Swimming, PAQ and host Boca Raton Swim Team. The meet was capped at 120 swimmers.

SOFLO has 33 swimmers (18 boys and 15 girls) entered in 94 individual events.

SOFLO’s contingent includes: Isabella Bartoli, 13; Sarah Bedoya, 13; Sakima Coradin, 14; Pilar Duranti, 13; Sofia Valentina Duranti, 10; Matias Eiletz Bottaro, 15; Gabriela Ekht, 9; Alexandra Estevez, 14; Rafael Frable, 14; Sophia Genao, 14; Pablo Gomez, 14; David Gonzalez, 10; Colin Gregory, 14; Calista Harries, 14; Siena Ladner, 14; Christie Ann Lumsden, 9; Gabriela Marin, 12; Gianna Martin, 10; Mikhel Martin, 12; Dylan McVeigh, 11; Luke Mercier, 14; Julien Perdigon, 15; Martin Petkov, 12; Toma Petkov, 9; Maximilliano Remmele, 12; Valentina Remmele, 9; Nicolas Restrepo, 10; Giorgio Rusconi, 14; Carlos Salas, 14; David Valdiviezo, 11; Joanna Valdiviezo, 9; Victor Valdiviezo, 14; and Kyle Wehn, 11.

The meet is for 12-and-under swimmers Friday night at 6 p.m. and 13-and-overs Saturday morning at 9 a.m. It will be a timed final yards format.

To compete swimmers must have BB times or slower.

Friday events are: 12-and-under mixed 100-yard individual medley; 12-and-under mixed 50-yard backstroke; 8-and-under mixed 25-yard backstroke; 12-and-under mixed 50-yard breaststroke; 8-and-under mixed 25-yard breaststroke; and, after a 10-minute break, 12-and-under mixed 50-yard butterfly; 8-and-under mixed 25-yard butterfly; 12-and-under mixed 50-yard freestyle; and 8-and-under mixed 25-yard freestyle.

Saturday events are: 13-14 mixed 100-yard freestyle; 15-18 mixed 100-yard freestyle; 13-14 mixed 100-yard backstroke; 15-18 mixed 100-yard backstroke; 13-14 mixed 100-yard breaststroke; 15-18 mixed 100-yard breaststroke; and, after a 10-minute break, 13-14 mixed 100-yard butterfly; 15-18 mixed 100-yard butterfly; and 13-18 mixed 200-yard individual medley.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed including mandatory wearing of masks at the facility.

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

USMS National Records Fall At Hammerhead Sprint Distance Meet


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, May 5, 2021–Four U.S. Masters national records were broken this past weekend at the Hammerhead Sprint Distance Meet.

Mike Freshley, 80, of Sarasota Sharks broke three national age group records in the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard freestyle.

Freshley won the 80-84 50-yard breaststroke in 37.48; 100-yard breaststroke in 1:23.28; and 100-yard freestyle in 1:10.34.

Karen Einsidler, 65, lowered the 1,650-yard freestyle record by six seconds in 20:33.83.

At 90, Mary Jane Mullins of Hammerhead Aquatics was the oldest swimmer in the meet. She swam the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle and led off the 25-plus 400-yard medley relay.

Among teams competing were Palm Beach Masters, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs Masters, Gold Coast Masters, Sarasota Sharks, Agua Masters, North Carolina Masters, St. Petersburg Masters, Chelsea Piers, PAQ and host team Hammerhead Aquatics.

Hammerhead Sprint Distance
WOMEN

1,650-yard freestyle:
30-34, 1. Florencia Bolado, SFTL 19:59.67, 2. Caitlin Dundey, PBM 20:11.21; 45-49, 1. Julie Dussliere, UC50 20:57.03; 50-54, 1. Dale LeClair, HA 21:22.17, 2. Dana Greene, NC 27:54.02; 55-59, 1. Andrea Woodburn, HA 21:39.10, 2. Jamie Herrington, SFTL 22:20.23, 3. Sarah Bennett, SFTL 26:26.18; 65-69, 1. Karen Einsidler, SS 20:33.83, 2. Darcy LaFountain, PBM 22:40.61; 75-79, 1. Carolyn Foley, PBM 35:16.26.

50-yard freestyle:
18-24, 1. Emmy Morillo, SFTL 28.16; 25-29, 1. Nathalie Bijlsma, SFTL 27.90, 2. Katherine Darc, CP 40.68; 30-34, 1. Krysten Sciacca, CP 29.10, 2. Esther Jaffa, HA 33.35; 35-39, 1. Julie Finlon, HA 42.08; 45-49, 1. Lauren Anderson, PBM 27.90, 2. Julie Dussliere, UC50 29.79, 3. Megyn Taback, PBM 31.24; 50-54, 1. Violetta Gratsou-Zodl, UC14 36.04, 2. Dana Greene, NC 36.29; 55-59, 1. Sarah Bennett, SFTL 35.38; 65-69, 1. Darcy LaFountain, PBM 32.12, 2. Joan Craffey, PBM 33.73.

400-yard individual medley:
30-34, 1. Krysten Sciaaca, CP 4:52.75, 2. Caitlin Dundey, PBM 5:33.18; 35-39, 1. Kasia Sawicz, CP 4:59.15; 55-59, 1. Sarah Bennett, SFTL 7:20.26; 65-69, 1. Joan Craffey, PBM 6:20.85.

800-yard freestyle relay:
18-plus, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 9:45.73 (Florencia Bolado, Kathleen Sandner, Sarah Bennett, Emmy Morillo); 25-plus, 1. Palm Beach Masters 10:10.99 (Megyn Taback, Caitlin Dundey, Darcy LaFountain, Joan Craffey).

500-yard freestyle:
30-34, 1. Krysten Sciaccam CP 5:37.64; 40-44, 1. Kathleen Sandner, SFTL 6:39.41; 45-49, 1. Lauren Anderson, PBM 6:02.06, 2. Megyn Taback, PBM 6:48.03, 3. Denise Carlson, UC14 7:52.37; 50-54, 1. Dale LeClair, HA 6:22.72, 2. Violetta Gratsou-Zodi, UC14 7:31.01, 3. Dana Greene, NC 8:10.43; 55-59, 1. Missie Bankes, SFTL 6:40.43, 2. Sarah Bennett, SFTL 7:38.47, 3. Sherri Bogue, SPM 11:38.02.

400-yard medley relay:
18-plus, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 5:15.28 (Missie Bankes, Sarah Bennett, Emmy Morillo, Florencia Bolado); 25-plus, 1. Hammerhead Aquatics 5:58.33 (Dale LeClair, Elaine Joggerst, Esther Jaffa, Ileen Schnall).

200-yard individual medley:
30-34, 1. Krysten Sciacca, CP 2:23.36, 2. Florencia Bolado, SFTL 2:29.96, 3. Caitlin Dundey, PBM 2:30.56; 45-49, 1. Julie Dussliere, UC50 2:40.24, 2. Kristin Volz, SFTL 3:56.90; 55-59, 1. Jamie Herrington, SFTL 2:43.89, 2. Sarah Bennett, SFTL 3:29.51; 60-64, 1. Marci Grady, SFTL 3:58.48, 2. Nancy Munro, GCM 6:00.75.

50-yard backstroke:
25-29, 1. Carly McAllister, PBM 33.47; 35-39, 1. Julie Finlon, HA 56.80; 45-49, 1. Elaine Joggerst, HA 37.20, 2. Sulay Robayo, SFTL 54.14; 55-59, 1. Missie Bankes, SFTL 36.14; 60-64, 1. Celia Devanney, GCM 38.02; 65-69, 1. Joan Craffey, PBM 39.55; 90-94, 1. Mary Mullins, HA 1:19.12.

100-yard butterfly:
18-24, 1. Emmy Morillo, SFTL 1:10.51; 35-39, 1. Kasia Sawicz, CP 1:04.85; 45-49, 1. Kristin Volz, SFTL 2:00.41; 50-54, 1. Dale LeClair, HA 1:21.33; 60-64, 1. Marci Grady, SFTL 1:55.90.

50-yard breaststroke:
35-39, 1. Kasia Sawicz, CP 34.25; 40-44, 1. Kathleen Sandner, SFTL 36.60; 45-49, 1. Lauren Anderson, PBM 34.67, 2. Megyn Taback, PBM 38.40, 3. Julie Dussliere, UC50 39.04; 50-54, 1. Violetta Gratsou-Zodl, UC14 47.91; 55-59, 1. Sarah Bennett, SFTL 45.66; 60-64, 1. Nancy Munro, GCM 1:34.05.

400-yard freestyle relay:
18-plus, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:28.68 (Florencia Bolado, Kathleen Sandner, Sarah Bennett, Emmy Morillo); 25-plus, 1. Palm Beach Masters 4:30.61 (Megyn Taback, Joan Craffey, Carly McAllister, Caitlin Dundey), 2. Hammerhead Aquatics 5:05.62.

100-yard backstroke:
30-34, 1. Krysten Sciacca, CP 1:08.42; 45-49, 1. Julie Dussliere, UC50 1:14.21, 2. Kristin Volz, SFTL 2:07.08; 50-54, 1. Dale LeClair, HA 1:20.52; 60-64, 1. Celia Devanney, GCM 1:25.37, 2. Marci Grady, SFTL 1:57.47; 65-69, 1. Joan Craffey, PBM 1:23.14; 90-94, 1. Mary Mullins, HA 2:54.28.

50-yard butterfly:
25-29, 1. Nathalie Bijlsma, SFTL 30.78, 2. Katherine Darcy, CP 43.90; 30-34, 1. Caitlin Dundey, PBM 30.50; 35-39, 1. Kasia Sawicz, CP 29.15, 2. Julie Finlon, HA 57.25; 45-49, 1. Lauren Anderson, PBM 32.24, 2. Megyn Taback, PBM 35.05, 3. Denise Carlson, UC 14 38.92; 55-59, 1. Sherri Bogue, SPM 1:09.80; 60-64, 1. Celia Devanney, GCM 37.09.

100-yard individual medley:
18-24, 1. Emmy Morillo, SFTL 1:10.14 25-29, 1. Nathalie Bijlsma, SFTL 1:11.56, 2. Katherine Darcy, CP 1:39.57; 30-34, 1. Florencia Bolado, SFTL 1:09.42; 40-44, 1. Kathleen Sandner, SFTL 1:17.89; 45-49, 1. Julie Dussliere, UC50 1:13.27, 2. Elaine Joggerst, HA 1:21.11, 3. Kristin Bolz, SFTL 1:56.79; 60-64, 1. Marci Grady, SFTL 1:49.01, 2. Nancy Munro, GCM 2:55.64.

100-yard breaststroke:
30-34, 1. Caitlin Dundey, PBM 1:19.44; 35-39, 1. Kasia Sawicz, CP 1:14.11; 45-49, 1. Megyn Taback, PBM 1:29.94; 50-54, 1. Violetta Gratsou-Zodl, UC14 1:41.90; 55-59, 1. Sarah Bennett, SFTL 1:46.17; 65-69, 1. Joan Craffey, PBM 1:38.95.

100-yard freestyle:
25-29, 1. Carly McAllister, PBM 1:02.22, 2. Katherine Darcy, CP 1:28.82; 30-34, 1. Florencia Bolado, SFTL 58.86, 2. Krysten Sciacca, CP 59.65; 35-39, 1. Julie Finlon, HA 1:39.22; 40-44, 1. Kathleen Sandner, SFTL 1:03.44; 45-49, 1. Lauren Anderson, PBM 1:01.26, 2. Julie Dussliere, UC50 1:06.02, 3. Denise Carlson, UC14 1:19.14; 50-54, 1. Violetta Gratsou-Zodl, UC14 1:19.96, 2. Dana Greene, NC 1:22.23; 55-59, 1. Sarah Bennett, SFTL 1:19.01, 2. Sherri Bogue, SPM 2:00.16; 60-64, 1. Celia Devanney, GCM 1:09.63; 90-94, 1. Mary Mullins, HA 3:29.75.

400-yard medley relay:
Mixed 18-plus, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:53.72 (Carlos Fernandez, Sarah Bennett, Harold Wagner, Emmy Morillo); 25-plus, 1. Hammerhead Aquatics 7:24.88 (Mary Mullins, Robert Eagles, Charles Wright, Julie Finlon); 45-plus, 1. Hammerheadd Aquatics 4:54.38 (Elaine Joggerst, Dan Brassil, David LeClair, Dale LeClair), 2. Palm Beach Masters 5:42.77.

400-yard freestyle relay:
Mixed 18-plus, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:29.67 (Emmy Morillo, Abbas Karimi, Florencia Bolado, Jordan Sangerman), 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 5:15.94; 45-plus, 1. Hammerhead Aquatics 4:19.82 (David LeClair, Dan Brassil, Elaine Joggerst, Dale LeClair), 2. Palm Beach Masters 4:59.70.

MEN
1,650-yard freestyle:
35-39, 1. Ryan Armpriester, SFTL 25:04.94; 40-44, 1. Alejandro Manrique, PBM 18:33.47; 50-54, 1. Carlos Fernandez, SFTL 19:31.90, 2. David LeClair, HA 20:04.01, 3. Rob Abcug, PBM 20:27.61; 55-59, 1. Harold Wagner, SFTL 20:43.77; 60-64, 1. Geoff McCrea, PBM 25:25.39, 2. Robert Lewis, UC28 24:54.00, 3. William Robinson, UC50 32:18.49; 65-69, 1. John Chambers, AM 20:08.52; 70-74, 1. Richardson Rivera, GCM 25:50.44; 75-79, 1. David Quiggin, PBM 23:10.46, 2. Eliot Winkour, PBM 27:47.04, 3. Robert Pendergrass, GCM 33:01.09; 80-84, 1. Patrick Cannan, PBM 35:25.09.

50-yard freestyle:
25-29, 1. Aidan O’Hara, SFTL 23.20; 30-34, 1. Daniel Lebost, PBM 23.58, 2. Alexander Guenov, PBM 24.61, 3. Robert Eagles, HA 25.88; 40-44, 1. Martin Torres, SFTL 23.63, 2. Derek Bradchulis, PBM 24.05; 50-54, 1. Sandro Herek, CSSC 23.61, 2. Eric Rasmussen, PBM 24.37, 3. Rob Abcug, PBM 26.29; 55-59, 1. Bruce Wilkie, HA 27.72; 60-64, 1. Francisco Parra, SFTL 25.00, 2. Michael Aubrey, PBM 25.31, 3. Dominick LoGalbo, HA 33.04; 65-69, 1. Matthew Gill, HA 33.87, 2. James Purdy, PBM 35.46; 70-74, 1. David Beuttenmuller, PBM 30.29, 2. James Purdy, PBM 35.46; 70-74, 1. David Beuttenmuller, PBM 30.29, 2. Richardson Rivera, GCM 30.62; 75-79, 1. David Quiggin, PBM 28.89, 2. Tony Jarvis, PBM 28.89, 3. Eliot Winokur, PBM 34.93; 80-84, 1. Mike Freshley, SS 29.85.

400-yard individual medley:
25-29, 1. Aidan O’Hara, SFTL 4:22.85; 40-44, 1. Alejandro Manrique, PBM 5:00.01; 50-54, 1. Eddie Ames, PAQ 5:52.19; 60-64, 1. Roy Donenshein, GCM 7:56.28; 65-69, 1. John Chambers, AM 5:32.77; 70-74, 1. Lee Childs, PBM 5:42.63, 2. Jon Einsidler, SS 7:15.55; 80-84, 1. Mike Freshley, SS 6:47.48.

800-yard freestyle relay:
25-plus, 1. Palm Beach Masters 8:46.23 (Rob Abcug, Michael Aubrey, Daniel Lebost, Alexander Guenov), 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 9:54.52; 55-plus, 1. Hammerhead Aquatics 10:54.68 (Bruce Wilkie, Dominick LoGalbo, Luiz Freira, Matthew Gill); 75-plus, 1. Palm Beach Masters 11:28.60 (David Quiggin, Eliot Winokur, Wiley Reynolds, Tony Jarvis).

800-yard freestyle relay:
Mixed, 25-plus, 1. Hammerhead Aquatics 9:43.70 (Robert Eagles, Elaine Joggerst, Esther Jaffa, Bruce Wilkie); 45-plus, 1. Hammerhead Aquatics 9:12.00 (David LeCLair, Dan Brassil, Andrea Woodburn, Dale LeClair).

500-yard freestyle:
30-34, 1. Michael Hicks, SFTL 8:03.05; 35-39, 1. Ryan Armprister, SFTL 6:57.73; 40-44, 1. Michael Sabala, CP 5:47.80; 50-54, 1. Carlos Fernandez, SFTL 5:25.31, 2. David LeClair, HA 5:46.21, 3. Rob Abcug, PBM 5:54.02; 55-59, 1. Harold Wagner, SFTL 5:55.90; 60-64, 1. Blaise O’Neill, HA 8:16.55; 65-69, 1. Matthew Gill, HA 7:10.86; 80-84, 1. Mike Freshley, SS 7:30.11, 2. Patrick Cannan, PBM 10:10.98.

400-yard medley relay:
18-plus, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:39.82 (Martin Torres, Michael Hicks, Abbas Karimi, Ryan Armpriester); 25-plus, 1. Hammerhead Aquatics 4:52.29 (David LeClair, Dan Brassil, Charles Wright, Robert Eagles); 45-plus, 1. Palm Beach Masters 5:02.09 (Eric Rasmussen, Michael Aubrey, Eliot Winokur, Tony Jarvis); 55-plus, 1. Hammerhead Aquatics 5:52.27 (Luiz Freire, Blaise O’Neill, Bruce Wilkie, Matthew Gill).

200-yard individual medley:
30-34, 1. Jesse Greve, GCM 2:31.26; 35-39, 1. Jordan Sangerman, SFTL 2:43.83; 40-44, 1. Alejandro Manrique, PBM 2:15.40; 55-59, 1. Harold Wagner, SFTL 2:15.14; 60-64, 1. Roy Sonenshein, GCM 3:51.03; 70-74, 1. Lee Childs, PBM 2:36.90.

50-yard backstroke:
18-24, 1. Abbas Karimi, SFTL 36.46, 2. Gianni Mercado, SFTL 37.74; 30-34, 1. Daniel Lebost, PBM 29.11; 35-39, 1. James Vaucher, GCM 28.73, 2. Jordan Sangerman, SFTL 35.72; 40-44, 1. Derek Bradchulis, PBM 29.41; 50-54, 1. Carlos Fernandez, SFTL 28.94, 2. Eric Rasmussen, PBM 30.31, 3. Eddie Ames, PAQ 36.84; 55-59, 1. Harold Wagner, SFTL 32.35, 2. Bruce Wilkie, HA 35.12; 60-64, 1. Francisco Parra, SFTL 32.20, 2. Blaise O’Neill, HA 50.42; 65-69, 1. Matthew Gill, HA 43.31; 75-79, 1. David Quiggin, PBM 36.72, 2. Eliot Winokur, PBM 43.32.

100-yard butterfly:
18-24, 1. David Reisert, GCM 1:53.40; 25-29, 1. Kevin Matheus, PBM 56.52; 30-34, 1. Alexander Guenov, PBM 1:04.85, 2. Robert Eagles, HA 1:05.61, 3. Jesse Greve, GCM 1:07.48; 40-44, 1. Daniel Lotano, PBM 53.08, 2. Michael Sabala, CP 1:07.84; 60-64, 1. Roy Sonenshein, GCM 1:51.94; 65-69, 1. John Chambers, AM 1:07.54.

50-yard breaststroke:
18-24, 1. Gianni Mercado, SFTL 42.17; 30-34, 1. Daniel Lebost, PBM 31.44, 2. Michael Hicks, SFTL 38.45; 35-39, 1. Ryan Armpriester, SFTL 40.58; 40-44, 1. Barry Garland, PBM 28.36, 2. Alejandro Manrique, PBM 32.20; 3. Martin Torres, SFTL 32.61; 45-49, 1. Charles Jeanpierre, PBM 29.08, 2. Dan Brassil, HA 34.66; 50-54, 1. Carlos Fernandez, SFTL 31.23, 2. David LeClair, HA 36.02, 3. Eddie Ames, PAQ 37.77; 60-64, 1. Michael Aubrey, PBM 29.69, 2. Al Moreno, PBM 34.25, 3. Mark Richards, SFTL 35.88; 80-84, 1. Mike Freshley, SS 37.48.

400-yard freestyle relay:
18-plus, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:03.98 (Martin Torres, Jordan Sanerman, Mike Gaw, Mark Richards), 2. Swim Fort Laudrdale 4:42.26; 25-plus, 1. Palm Beach Masters 3:33.44 (Daniel Lotano, Michael Aubrey, Daniel Lebost, Kevin Matheus), 2. Hammerhead Aquatics 4:00.22; 45-plus, 1. Hammerhead Aquatic 4:58.49 (Luiz Freire, Charles Wright, Blaise O’Neil, Matthew Gill); 75-plus, 1. Palm Beach Masters 5:19.78 (Tony Jarvis, David Quiggin, Eliot Winokur, Patrick Cannan).

100-yard backstroke:
25-29, 1. Kevin Matheus, PBM 1:00.58; 30-34, 1. Jesse Greve, GCM 1:09.49; 40-44, 1. Alejandro Manrique, PBM 1:04.77; 50-54, 1. Mike Gaw, SFTL 1:28.10; 55-59, 1. Bruce Wilkie, HA 1:17.03; 75-79, 1. David Quiggin, PBM 1:26.68.

50-yard butterfly:
18-24, 1. tie, Abbas Karimi, SFTL and Gianni Mercado, SFTL 33.75,3. David Reisert, GCM 44.01; 25-29, 1. Kevin Matheus, PBM 24.87; 35-39, 1. James Vaucher, GCM 26.12, 2. Jordan Sangerman, SFTL 31.02, 3. Ryan Armpriester, SFTL 41.96; 40-44, 1. Daniel Lotano, PBM 23.65, 2. Derek Bradchulis, PBM 27.07, 3. Michael Sabala, CP 28.30; 45-49, 1. Dan Brassil, HA 30.76; 50-54, 1. Eric Rasmussen, PBM 27.79, 2. Eddie Ames, PAQ 31.89, 3. Charles Wright, HA 36.13; 55-59, 1. Harold Wagner, SFTL 27.11, 2. Christopher Digilio, SFL 32.18; 60-64, 1. Francisco Parra, SFTL 28.14, 2. Al Moreno, PBM 30.22, 3. Roy Sonenshein, GCM 46.54; 65-69, 1. John Chambers, AM 30.75; 80-84, 1. Mike Freshley, SS 33.11.

100-yard individual medley:
18-24, 1. Gianni Mercado, SFTL 1:21.31; 30-34, 1. Daniel Lebost, PBM 1:02.73, 2. Robert Eagles, HA 1:08.06, 3. Jesse Greve, GCM 1:10.11; 35-39, 1. Jordan Sangerman, SFTL 1:14.27; 40-44, 1. Martin Torres, SFTL 1:04.73, 2. Derek Bradchulis, PBM 1:04.92; 50-54, 1. Carlos Fernandez, SFTL 1:02.64, 2. Eddie Ames, PAQ 1:12.95, 3. Mike Gaw, SFTL 1:20.33; 55-59, 1. Bruce Wilkie, HA 1:11.49, 2. Christopher Digilio, SFTL 1:16.39; 60-64, 1. Mark Richards, SFTL 1:19.02, 2. Roy Sonenshein, GCM 1:45.00; 65-69, 1. John Chambers, AM 1:14.31; 70-74, 1. Lee Childs, PBM 1:10.54.

100-yard breaststroke:
25-29, 1. Kevin Matheus, PBM 1:05.99; 30-34, 1. Michael Hicks, SFTL 1:26.83; 35-39, 1. Ryan Armpriester, SFTL 1:26.86; 40-44, 1. Barry Garland, PBM 1:01.30, 2. Michael Sabala, CP 1:16.92; 45-49, 1. Charles Jeanpierre, PBM 1:03.89; 60-64, 1. Michael Aubrey, PBM 1:08.38, 2. Al Moreno, PBM 1:15.84; 80-84, 1. Mike Freshley, SS 1:23.28.

100-yard freestyle:
18-24, 1. Gianni Mercado, SFTL 1:06.35, 2. David Reisert, GCM 1:32.61; 30-34, 1. Alexander Guenov, PBM 56.48, 2. Michael Hicks, SFTL 1:13.83; 35-39, 1. James Vaucher, GCM 54.33, 2. Jordan Sangerman, SFTL 1:03.02, 3. Ryan Armpriester, SFTL 1:12.18; 40-44, 1. Alejandro Manrique, PBM 52.83, 2. Martin Torres, SFTL 53.30, 3. Derek Bradchulis, PBM 54.75; 50-54, 1. Sandro Herek, CSSC 51.72, 2. Eric Rasmussen, PBM 55.00, 3. Mike Gaw, SFTL 1:05.67; 55-59, 1. Harold Wagner, SFTL 58.04, 2. Bruce Wilkie, HA 1:03.26; 60-64, 1. Luiz Freire, HA 1:00.50, 2. Blaise O’Neill, HA 1:26.91; 65-69, 1. John Chambers, AM 1:01.41, 2. Matthew Gill, HA 1:13.84, 3. James Purdy, PBM 1:18.81; 75-79, 1. David Quiggin, PBM 1:06.23, 2. Eliot Winokur, PBM 1:19.45; 80-84, 1. MIke Freshley, SS 1:10.34.

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

Elena Dinehart SOFLO Top Finisher On Final Day Of TYR 18&Under Spring Cup


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, May 3, 2021—Elena Dinehart saved her best for last on the fourth and final day of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup Sunday at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Dinehart, 16, finished second in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 2:17.97, shaving 2.32 seconds off her previous best of 2:20.29 and cracking 2 minutes in the event for the first time. She was fourth fastest qualifier in prelims in 2:22.55.

It was her fourth event of the meet and seventh swim. Dinehart finished with 23 points in high point.

Twin sister Olivia Dinehart, 16, finished eighth in high point with 62 points. On Sunday, she was sixth in the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:23.24, dropping 0.17. She was also 19th in the 100-meter freestyle in 59.58. She competed in six events and had 12 swims.

SOFLO’s top boys finisher was Dominic Bono, 17, eighth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:14.97.

Juan Mora, 16, was ninth in the 100-meter freestyle in a best time 52.91, dropping 0.84 from his previous best.

SOFLO girls finished fifth in the team standings with 100 points and boys team was eighth with 87, both top finishers among Florida Gold Coast teams.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition featured four host sites across the country including California, Iowa, Virginia and Florida, all scheduled through Sunday.

The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

The event was the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

SUNDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Blue Dolfins 334, 2. Y-Spartaquatics 242, 3. Tampa Elite 139, 4. Sarasota Tsunami 107.50, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 100, 6. Tampa Bay 98, 7. Flying Fish Arizona 85, 8. Indian River Aquatics 79, 9. Planet Swim 72, 10. tie, St. Andrew’s, Area Tallahassee 70, 24. Jupiter Dragons 15.

WOMEN HIGH POINT: 1. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay 98, 2. Paige Housman, Flying Fish Arizona 85, 3. Ella Bathurst, Tampa Elite 79; SOFLO: 8. Olivia Dinehart 62, 41. Elena Dinehart 23, 47. Maddie Smutny 15.

WOMEN
100-meter freestyle: 1. Kirsti McEnroe, YSSC 56.49, 2. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay 56.62, 3. Micayla Cronk, Blue Dolfins 56.72; FGC: 16. Erin Miller, St. Andrew’s 1:00.89; SOFLO: 19. Olivia Dinehart 59.58.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Hayden Penny, YSSC 2:16.27, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:17.97, time drop 2.32, 3. Alexandra Stein, RATS 2:21.70.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Sara Stotler, PSA 2:16.45, 2. Ella Bathurst, TEAM 2:17.14, 3. Annika McEnroe, YSSC 2:17.29; SOFLO: 6. Olivia Dinehart 2:23.24, time drop 0.17.

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Julia Brzozowski, SRQ 17:11.26, 2. Paige Housman, FAST 17:23.69, 3. Cadence Fort, GCST 17:25.18.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina Aquatic Club 274, 2. Sarasota Tsunami 177, 3. T2 Aquatics 147, 4. Tampa Bay AC 109, 5. Blue Dolfins 94, 6. tie, Carpet Capital, YMCA of the Triangle Area, 90, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 87, 9. Flying Fish Arizona 83, 10. Ensworth Aquatics 69, 13. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 57, 14. North Palm Beach 47, 25. Flood Aquatics Swim Team 26, 27. Hurricane Aquatics 20, 32. Miami Country Day 13, 33. Sunrise Swimming 6.

MEN HIGH POINT: 1. Mason Laur, T2 Aquatics 88, 2. Samuel Hoover, North Carolina Aquatic Club 77, 3. Matthew Fallon, Unattached-SPA 73; SOFLO: 16. Miguel Sierra 42, 34. Juan Mora 29, 45. Dominic Bono 16.

MEN
100-meter freestyle: 1. John Alexy, Unattached 50.08, 2. Samuel Hoover, NCAC 50.84, 3. Varis Monroe, NPB 51.15; SOFLO: 6. Miguel Sierra 53.37, 9. Juan Mora 52.91, time drop 0.84; FGC: 7. Maximillian Zum Tobel, SAS 59.67, 13. Ryan Nordheim, SAS 58.61.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Brandon Miller, NCAC 2:02.47, 2. Evan Keough, SRQ 2:02.74, 3. Hayden Kwan, USC 2:03.23; SOFLO: 8. Dominic Bono 2:14.97; FGC: 11. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise 2:11.08.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Henry Bethel, CCAC 2:04.06, 2. Matthew Fallon, Unattached 2:04.18, 3. Peter Bretzmann, NCAC 2:05.50; FGC: 18. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise 2:14.00; SOFLO: 20. Dominic Bono 2:16.67.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Andrew Taylor, Tampa Bay 8:15.10, 2. Aidan Reagan, FAST 8:19.16, 3. Conor Cranfield, SWIM 8:31.46.

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