SOFLO Swimmers Compete This Weekend At Southern Zone Open Water Championships


By Sharon Robb
DeLEON SPRINGS, Fl., May 13, 2022—After checking in, swimmers got a chance to warm up Friday for the Southern Zone Open Water Championships Saturday and Sunday at Camp Winona YMCA.

South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented on the Florida Gold Coast zone team with seven swimmers in the two-day event hosted by Hydro4 Swimming and Florida Swimming.

Florida Swimming has won the event for the past three years followed by North Carolina, Gulf Swimming and South Texas Swimming.

On Saturday at 8:15 a.m. the 11-12 2K, 13-14 5K and Senior Open and 15-16 5K races will be held.

Sunday’s events at 8:45 a.m. feature the 11-12 2K Team Pursuit Race; 13-14 2K Team Pursuit Race; 15-16 2K Team Pursuit Race and Open 2K Team Pursuit Race.

The 5K course is a rectangular shape with multiple buoys placed on the course to identify the course boundaries. The start and finish are in-water. The races are being live streamed on YouTube. Results will be posted on Florida Swimming’s open water swimming page.

The water depth off the dock is 15 feet and water temperature is expected to range from 72-78 degrees.

SOFLO’ top qualifier is Natalie Gembicki, 17, who was SOFLO’s top girls’ finisher in the FGC local qualifier placing second in the 17-and-over 5K in 1 hour, 13 minutes and 22 seconds for the 3.1 course off Pompano Beach Pier.

Other SOFLO swimmers are: Juan Vallmitjana, 13, Alexander Miller, 16, Jemma Baldwin, 12, Izzy Wilson, 15, Amelie Bicerne, 15, Ivan Grass, 17 and Ryan Harries, 13.

OPEN WATER ZONE TEAM ROSTERS
GIRLS

11-12, 1. Cali Jerabek, 2. Gia Euseppi, 3. Alina Rodriguez, 4. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO.
13-14, 1. Erin Reid, 2. Frankie Ninova, 3. Kalina Gitchev, 4. Allison Connors.
15-16, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO, 2. Lily Blanco, 3. Evelyn Balog, 4. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO.
Open, 1. Leslie Dame, 2. Natalie Gembecki, SOFLO, 3. Samira Zambrano.

BOYS
11-12, 1. Caleb Camponera, 2. Luke Reid.
13-14, 1. Andreas DaSilva, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO, 4. Kavon Clarke.
15-16, 1. Billy Connors, 2. Caleb DaSilva, 3. Lucas Young, 4. Michael Grenier.
Open, 1. Giuliano Brunetti, 2. Fernando Collazo, 3. Ivan Grass, SOFLO, 4. Kolby Hardin.

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

Florida Swimming Sweeps Florida Gold Coast For All-Star Meet Team Titles


By Sharon Robb

FORT PIERCE, March 28, 2021—Florida Swimming won the annual All-Star Dual Meet against Florida Gold Coast Sunday at Indian River State College’s Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

After the fourth and final session, Florida Swimming won the combined team title, 847-581, and boys team title, 440-226.

Florida Gold Coast girls came the closest to challenge Florida Swimming for the title, losing by only 40 points, 353-313.

In 2019, Florida Swimming also swept all three titles: combined, 871-556; boys 403-263; and girls 406-259. Florida Swimming has dominated the All-Star meet for more than a decade.

South Florida Aquatic Club had seven girls and and four boys on the FGC All-Star team for the three-day meet. They were Jemma Baldwin, Gianna Martin, Sofia Rodriguez, Lydia Smutny, Amelie Bicerne. Gabrielle DeLuna, Julianne McCranie, Guillermo Mantilla, Noah Mejias, Oleksii Viazmetinov and Oliver Tejada. SOFLO Makos age group coach Isidro (Coach Issy) Planell coached the 11-12 boys.

SOFLO’s top finishers were:

Julianne McCranie, 14, third in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:07.85.

Gianna Martin, 10, third in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 37.08, dropping 1.06 seconds.

Jemma Baldwin, 10, sixth in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:15.44, dropping 2.96 seconds.

Oliver Tejada, 13, seventh in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:10.34.

Noah Mejias, 10, ninth in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 40.01, dropping 0.51 seconds.

The top six finishers at the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team.

Like all swim meets across the nation, COVID-19 safety protocols were in place during the meet. Last year the All-Star meet was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masks were required for all swimmers when not swimming.

FGC All-Stars had an expanded socially distant seating area on the opposite side of the pool from Florida’s team.

The meet had a closed deck. No parents are allowed in the swimmer or coaches areas.

Parents were allowed in a limited spectator area to watch their swimmer race. They were asked to leave the pool area and relax in the grass fields or cars outside of the pool area so they can spread out.

For coaches and officials, all meals are being ordered in To Go containers.

Meetings required masks and held outdoors when it was available and weather permitting.

SUNDAY SESSION FOUR
TEAM TOTALS

COMBINED: Florida Swimming 847, Florida Gold Coast 581
BOYS: Florida Swimming 440, Florida Gold Coast 226
GIRLS: Florida Swimming 353, Florida Gold Coast 313

GIRLS
100-yard backstroke: 10-and-undr, 1. Catherine Sowerby, FL 1:13.40; SOFLO: 6. Jemma Baldwin 1:15.44, time drop 2.96, 14. Sofia Rodriguez 1:19.45; 11-12, 1. Maria Perez, FGC 1:01.57; SOFLO: 15. Lydia Smutny 1;10.50, time drop 0.54.

200-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Rory Keller, FL 2:06.53; SOFLO: 3. Julianne McCranie 2:07.85, 10. Gabriella DeLuna 2:16.03, 15. Amelie Bicerne 2:22.67.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 5:13.57.

100-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Aly Bozzuto, FGC 52.69; SOFLO: 23. Julianne McCranie 55.56, 35. Amelie Bicerne 59.77.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Cali Jerabek, FGC 36.15; SOFLO: 3. Gigi Martin 37.08, time drop 1.06; 11-12, 1. Tessa Broedell, FGC 32.15.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Isabella Cardenas, FL 2:23.90.

50-yard butterfly: 1. Mia Pistanek, FL 30.62; SOFLO: 13. Jemma Baldwin 34.28, 19. Sofia Rodriguez 36.15; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, FGC 26.31; SOFLO: 21. Lydia Smutny 30.30.

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. MaryAgnes Smith, FL 2:05.90.

BOYS
100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Sawyer Hansen, FL 1:06.45; 11-12, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 55.22; SOFLO: 21. Oleksii Viazmetinov 1:12.31.

200-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Gavin Van Kersbergern, FL 1:57.67.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Bogdan Zverev, FL 4:56.43; SOFLO: 10. Oleksii Viazmetinov 5:57.08.

100-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Andrew Kravchenko, FL 47.72; SOFLO: 27. Andres Tejada 53.17.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Bryce Griffith, FL 35.86; SOFLO: 9. Noah Mejias 40.01, time drop 0.51; 11-12, 1. Liam Roberts, FL 30.30.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Giulian Martin, FGC 2:04.76.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Kyle Conboy, FL 29.45; 11-12, 1. Bogdan Zverev, FL 25.73.

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Ryan Walker, FL 1:57.47; SOFLO: 7. Andres Tejada 2:10.34.

Mixed 200-yard freestyle relay: 10-and-under, 1. FGC A 1:50.04 (Cali Jerabek, Nicolas Lacharme, Aria-Noelle-Mindley, Trace Colton), 2. Florida A 1:54.29, 3. Florida B 1:54.56, 4. FGC B 1:57.58, 8. FGC C 2:00.29 (Braxton Craine, Jemma Baldwin, Sofia Rodriguez, Vlad Malyshev); 11-12, 1. Florida A 1:38.09, 2. FGC A 1:38.55, 3. Florida B 1:41.31, 4. FGC B 1:43.52; 13-14, 1. FGC A 1:34.49 (George Gonzalez, Aly Bozzuto, Valentina Foster, Giulian Martin).

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

Florida Swimming Leads Florida Gold Coast Going Into Sunday All-Star Meet Final Session


By Sharon Robb

FORT PIERCE, March 27, 2021—Florida Swimming leads combined, girls and boys team standings going into the fourth and final session of the annual All-Star Dual Meet against Florida Gold Coast at Indian River State College’s Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

After Saturday afternoon’s third session, Florida Gold Coast girls are trailing Florida Swimming 27 points.

SOFLO’s Julianne McCranie, 14, was third in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.99. McCranie was also a member of the second place 200-yard medley relay. Jemma Baldwin, 10, was fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:16.14.

Florida Swimming leads the combined, 619-431 and the boys team standings, 327-174.

SOFLO’s Noah Mejias, 10, was sixth in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:11.10 and tenth in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:15.49.

The final session is Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Last year Florida Swimming swept all three titles: combined, 871-556; boys 403-263; and girls 406-259.

SOFLO has seven girls and and four boys on the team for the three-day meet. SOFLO Makos age group coach Isidro (Coach Issy) Planell is coaching the 11-12 boys.

The top six finishers at the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team.

Like all swim meets across the nation, COVID-19 safety protocols are in place during the meet. Last year the All-Star meet was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masks are required for all swimmers when not swimming.

FGC All-Stars has an expanded socially distant seating area on the opposite side of the pool from Florida’s team.

The meet has a closed deck. No parents are allowed in the swimmer or coaches areas.

Parents are allowed in a limited spectator area to watch their swimmer race. They are asked to leave the pool area and relax in the grass fields or cars outside of the pool area so they can spread out.

For coaches and officials, all meals are being ordered in To Go containers.

Meetings require masks and held outdoors when it’s available and weather permitting.

SATURDAY SESSION THREE
TEAM TOTALS

COMBINED: Florida Swimming 619, Florida Gold Coast 431
BOYS: Florida Swimming 327, Florida Gold Coast 174
GIRLS: Florida Swimming 264, Florida Gold Coast 237

GIRLS
200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Isabella Cardenas, FL 2:07.21; SOFLO: 15. Gabriella DeLuna 2:16.99; 11-12, 1. Sofia Judge, FGC 1:01.81; SOFLO: 21. Lydia Smutny 1:12.12.

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Cali Jerabek, FGC 1:11.76; SOFLO: 10. Jemma Baldwin 1:16.56, 19. Gigi Martin 1:18.71, time drop 2.51, 24. Sofia Rodriguez 1:21.20.

50-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Alania Santiago, FL 24.53; SOFLO: 16. Julianne McCranie 25.70; 11-12, 1. Sofia Judge, FGC 24.98; 10-and-under, 1. Aria-Noelle Mindley, FGC 28.97; SOFLO: 12. Gigi Martin 30.83.

100-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Isabel Sayag, 57.43; SOFLO: 3. Julianne McCranie 57.99, 26. Gabreilla DeLuna 1:03.07; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, FGC 59.20; SOFLO: 13. Lydia Smutny 1:07.06; 10-and-under, 1. Mia Pistanek, FL 1:07.02; SOFLO: 5. Jemma Baldwin 1:16.14.

500-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Sidney Brann, FL 5:01.89; SOFLO: 13. Amelie Bicerne 5:26.07, time drop 2.73.

200-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 1:56.71; 10-and-under, 1. Cali Jerabek, FGC 2:14.08.

200-yard medley relay: 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:47.00, 2. FGC A 1:48.92 (Carolyn Powell, Aly Bozzuto, Julianne McCranie, Valentina Foster), 3. Florida Swimming C 1:49.99, 5. FGC C 1:52.16, 6. FGC B 1:52.33 (Gabriella DeLuna, Reese Rosenthal, Sahara Idler, Paola Negrin). 8. FGC D 1:58.78 (Sofia Moreno, Emma Herrera, Leorah Rotchin, Amelie Bicerne).

BOYS
200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 1:56.80; SOFLO: 20. Oliver Tejada 2:12.39.

100-yard individual medley: 11-12, 1. Ethan Bathala, FL 1:00.55; 10-and-under, 1. Reef McMeeking, FL 1:09.47; SOFLO: 10. Noah Mejias 1:15.49.

50-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Andrew Kravchenko, FL 20.85; 11-12, 1. Bogdan Zverev, FL 23.82; 10-and-under, 1. Trace Colton, FGC 26.59.

100-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Ryan Walker, FL 52.91; SOFLO: 28. Andres Tejada 58.95; 11-12, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 57.05; 10-and-under, 1. Kyle Conboy, FL 1:06.09; SOFLO: 6. Noah Mejias 1:11.10.

500-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Aidan Clements, FL 4:43.42.

200-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 1:47.65; SOFLO: 12. Oleksii Viazmetinov 2:10.18; 10-and-under, 1. Lincoln Driesse, FL 2:06.18.

200-yard medley relay: 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming A 1:37.74, 3. FGC A 1:41.90, 5. FGC C 1:46.43 (Dylan Ferguson, Alessandro Pereira, Andres Tejada, Julian Lezcano); 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:46.94, 2. FGC A 1:50.41, 8. FGC D 2:02.55 (Andrew Fiedor, Kai Hall, Duy Vuong, Oleksii Viazmetinov); 10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 2:05.21, 2. FGC A 2:08.55.

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

Florida Gold Coast Girls Close Gap On Florida Swimming After Session Two Of All-Star Meet


FORT PIERCE, March 27, 2021—With a little help from South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers, Florida Gold Coast girls team closed the gap with Florida Swimming in the annual All-Star Dual Meet Saturday morning at Indian River State College’s Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

After Session Two of the three-day meet, only seven points separated the two teams. Florida Gold Coast trailed, 140-133.

SOFLO’s Julianne McCranie, 14, was second in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.70. Maeve Eckerman of Florida Swimming won in 57.64. McCranie was the lead-off swimmer on the fifth-place 200-yard freestyle relay that finished in 1:40.88.

SOFLO’s Jemma Baldwin, 10, was third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:41.80. Baldwin was also a member of the 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay that finished in 2:02.54.

In the boys’ competition, Florida Swimming leads, 172-101. Florida Swimming continues to lead the combined team totals, 340-254.

SOFLO’s Noah Mejias, 10, had a time drop in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:25.64, shaving 2.21 seconds off his previous best. He also dropped time in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:38.58, dropping 0.15 seconds.

Last year Florida Swimming swept all three titles: combined, 871-556; boys 403-263; and girls 406-259.

SOFLO has seven girls and and four boys on the team for the three-day meet.

SOFLO Makos age group coach Isidro (Coach Issy) Planell is coaching the 11-12 boys.

The top six finishers at the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team.

Like all swim meets across the nation, COVID-19 safety protocols are in place during the meet. Last year the All-Star meet was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masks are required for all swimmers when not swimming.

FGC All-Stars has an expanded socially distant seating area on the opposite side of the pool from Florida’s team.

The meet has a closed deck. No parents are allowed in the swimmer or coaches areas.

Parents are allowed in a limited spectator area to watch their swimmer race. They are asked to leave the pool area and relax in the grass fields or cars outside of the pool area so they can spread out.

For coaches and officials, all meals are being ordered in To Go containers.

Meetings require masks and held outdoors when it’s available and weather permitting.

SATURDAY SESSION TWO RESULTS
TEAM TOTALS

COMBINED: Florida Swimming 340, Florida Gold Coast 254
BOYS: Florida Swimming 172, Florida Gold Coast 101
GIRLS: Florida Swimming 140, Florida Gold Coast 133


GIRLS
50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Aria-Noelle Mindley, FGC 33.48; SOFLO: 17. Sofia Rodriguez 37.78; 11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, FGC 28.98.

100-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Maeve Eckerman, FL 57.64; SOFLO: 2. Julianne McCranie 58.70, 13. Gabriella DeLuna 1:02.52, 24. Amelie Bicerne 1:07.30.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Cali Jerabek, FGC 1:00.86; SOFLO: 13. Jemma Baldwin 1:07.13, 17. Gigi Martin 1:10.10, time drop 1.93; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, FGC 53.35; SOFLO: 20. Lydia Smutny 1:00.48.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Olivia Moore, FL 1:53.75; SOFLO: 23. Julianne McCranie 2:04.01, 28. Amelie Bicerne 2:05.74.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Shelby Evans, FGC 1:19.71; SOFLO: 6. Gigi Martin 1:25.06; 11-12, 1. Isabel Viera, FGC 1:09.82; 13-14, 1. Emma Sundermeyer, FL 1:05.67; SOFLO: 14. Gabriella DeLuna 1:13.34, time drop 0.34.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Mia Pistanek, FL 2:36.62; SOFLO: 3. Jemma Baldwin 2:41.80; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, FGC 2:14.31; SOFLO: 15. Lydia Smutny 2:28.62.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Isabella Cardenas, FL 4:32.20; SOFLO: 14. Gabriella DeLuna 4:47.76.

200-yard freestyle relay: 10-and-under, 1. Florida Gold Coast A 1:54.73, 4. FGC B 2:02.54 (Jemma Baldwin, Gigi Martin, Shelby Evans, Sofia Rodriguez), 5. FGC C 2:02.81; 11-12, 1. FGC A 1:41.65, 2. Florida Swimming A 1:42.49, 3. Florida Swimming B 1:45.62, 4. FGC B 1:47.22, 5. FGC C 1:48.98; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming A 1:29.07, 2. Florida Swimming B 1:29.68, 3. FGC A 1:29.96, 5. FGC C 1:35.41 (Julianne McCranie, Leorah Rotchin, Kiera Ramoersad, Paola Negrin), 7. FGC D 1:38.32.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sawyer Hansen, FL 31.53; SOFLO: 12. Guillermo Mantilla 38.63; 11-12, 1. Bogdan Zverev, FL 27.01.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Aidan Clements, FL 53.06.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Trace Colton, FGC 57.52; SOFLO: 19. Guillermo Mantilla 1:08.47; 11-12, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 49.38; SOFLO: 29. Olga Viazmetinov 1:01.46.

200-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Giulian Martin, FGC 1:46.04.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Reef McMeeking, FL 1:16.98; SOFLO: 6. Noah Mejias 1:25.64, time drop 2.21; 11-12, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 1:05.55; SOFLO: 15. Olga Viazmetinov 1:24.90; 13-14, 1. Giulian Martin, FGC 58.29.

200-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Trace Colton, FGC 2:26.14; SOFLO: 9. Noah Mejias 2:38.58, time drop 0.15; 11-12, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 2:03.02.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Hayden Sunman, FL 4:14.51.

200-yard freestyle relay: 10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming A 1:51.39, 2. FGC A 1:52.16, 3. FGC B 1:56.12; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming A 1:35.92, 2. FGC A 1:39.17, 3. Florida Swimming B 1:40.05, 6. FGC B 1:43.82; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming A 1:29.07, 2. Florida Swimming B 1:29.68, 3. FGC A 1:29.96, 5. FGC C 1:35.41, 7. FGC D 1:38.32.

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

Florida Swimming Takes Early Lead After Day One Of All-Star Dual Meet


FORT PIERCE, March 26, 2021—Defending champion Florida Swimming took the early lead in the annual Florida Gold Coast-Florida Swimming All-Star Dual Meet Friday night at Indian River State College’s Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

Florida Swimming leads the combined team standings, 89-49; girls, 28-17; and boys, 33-12.

Julianne McCranie, 14, was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher placing third on Florida Gold Coast 13-14 mixed 200-yard medley relay in 1:43.13 with teammates Aly Bozzuto, George Gonzalez and Giulian Martin). McCranie had the second-fastest split of 25.78.

McCranie has six events left to swim: 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard freestyle, 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle.

SOFLO’s Noah Mejias, 10, swam a best time in the 500-yard freestyle to finish eighth in 6:21.57, dropping 9.36 seconds. Mejias was also on the ninth place 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay that finished in 2:19.32.

Mejias has the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly and 50-yard breaststroke left to swim.

SOFLO’s Sofia Rodriguez, 10, was a member of the sixth place 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay that finished in 2:13.70 with teammates Jayden Park, Marcos Machado and Alma Cancio Jorge. Rodriguez has six events left to swim.

Last year Florida Swimming swept all three titles: combined, 871-556; boys 403-263; and girls 406-259.

SOFLO has seven girls and and four boys on the team for the three-day meet.

SOFLO Makos age group coach Isidro (Coach Issy) Planell is coaching the 11-12 boys.

The top six finishers at the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team.

Like all swim meets across the nation, COVID-19 safety protocols are in place during the meet. Last year the All-Star meet was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masks are required for all swimmers when not swimming.

FGC All-Stars has an expanded socially distant seating area on the opposite side of the pool from Florida’s team.

The meet has a closed deck. No parents are allowed in the swimmer or coaches areas.

Parents are allowed in a limited spectator area to watch their swimmer race. They are asked to leave the pool area and relax in the grass fields or cars outside of the pool area so they can spread out.

For coaches and officials, all meals are being ordered in To Go containers.

Meetings require masks and held outdoors when it’s available and weather permitting.

FRIDAY RESULTS
TEAM TOTALS

COMBINED: Florida Swimming 89, Florida Gold Coast 49
BOYS: Florida Swimming 33, Florida Gold Coast 12
GIRLS: Florida Swimming 28, Florida Gold Coast 17


GIRLS
1,000-yard freestyle:
13-14, None; 11-12, 1. Karrington Hansen, FL 11:07.00, 2. Brinkleigh Hansen, FL 11:11.39, 3. Ale Gendarmi, FGC 11:37.75; FGC: 4. Allison Connors 11:44.29.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Mia Pistanek, FL 5:54.17, 2. Cali Jerabek, FGC 5:56.80, 3. Maya Szylkowski, FL 6:02.05.

BOYS
1,000-yard freestyle: 13-14: 1. Ryan Erisman, FL 9:46.78, 2. Graham Evans, FL 9:51.94, 3. Brody Singley, FL 9:52.38; FGC: 4. Gabriel Tortola 10:10.57; 11-12, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 9:57.10, 2/Colin Jacobs, FL 10:04.11, 3. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, FGC 10:41.08.

500-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Sawyer Hansen, FL 5:33.16, 2. Lincoln Driesse, FL 5:36.29, 3. Vlad Malyshev, FGC 5:50.23; SOFLO: 8. Noah Mejias 6:21.57, time drop 9.36.

Mixed 200-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. Florida Swimming A 41.15, 2. Florida Swimming B 1:42.77, 3. FGC A 1:43.13 (Aly Bozzuto, George Gonzalez, Julianne McCranie, Giulian Martin), 6. FGC B 1:45.66, 13. FGC 1:49.01 (Gabriella DeLuna, Carlos Flores, Leorah Rotchin, Mateo Silva).

11-12, 1. Florida Swimming A 1:48.22, 2. FGC A 1:50.57, 3. FGC B 1:53.23.

10-and-under, 1. FGC A 2:07.68 (Nicolas Lacharme, Cali Jerabek, Trace Colton, Aria-Noelle Mindley), 2. Florida 2:08.42, 3. FGC B 2:10.69, 6. FGC 2:13.70 (Sofia Rodriguez, Jayden Park, Marcos Machado, Alma Cancio Jorge), 9. FGC E 2:19.32 (Alicia Salazar, AAleyah Osouna, Noah Mejias, Sule Erkuloglu).

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Sweeps Sarasota Sharks In Virtual Meet Season-Opener


By Sharon Robb


PEMBROKE PINES, October 4, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club won the Battle of the Sharks this past weekend.

In a unique cross-state virtual swim meet in front of a livestream audience, South Florida Aquatic Club Sharks swept the combined, girls and boys team titles against the Sarasota Sharks at Academic Village Pool and Selby Aquatic Center.

The two-day meet was the first competition against another club since March 8. SOFLO has been hosting intrasquad meets since July 28, but this past weekend was the first opportunity to gauge training and competitive level against other talented swimmers in a safe and controlled environment. All COVID-19 safety measures were observed throughout the meet.

SOFLO won the combined team title, 2,755-2,557; girls’ team title, 1,310-1,252; and boys’ team title, 1,445-1,305.

The competition brought out the best in both teams. SOFLO swimmers posted 395 time drops and Sarasota Sharks had 224 time drops.

The two-day meet was sanctioned by Florida Gold Coast and Florida Swimming and followed strict COVID-19 safety measures and precautions including no fans. No parents or friends were allowed to congregate outside the pool fencing or pool deck. The meet was run without volunteers other than a limited number of officials and ten lane timers.

With 177 swimmers, SOFLO had the largest contingent and virtual meet in the state. Ninety-eight swimmers competed in 553 individual events and eight relays in the 13-and-over. Seventy-nine swimmers raced in 280 individual events and four relays in 12-and-under.

SOFLO’s four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, 31, completed her fine tuning for her Oct. 16 International Swimming League season-opener in Hungary. Atkinson won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.06 and was third in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.86.

Paige Lane was a double winner in the 50-yard butterfly in 26.54 and 100-yard butterfly in 58.57.

Javier Colmenares was a double winner for the 13-14 boys in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.27 and 100-yard butterfly in 57.36. Other 13-14 winners were Diego Nazario-Vazquez in the 50-yard butterfly in 26.20 and Kevin Moya in the 50-yard backstroke in 29.23.

In the 15-and-over competition, Julio Horrego was a double winner in the 100-yard breaststroke in 55.50 and 50-yard breaststroke in 26.02.

SOFLO’s Juan Mora won the 50-yard butterfly in 23.12

Other SOFLO winners were: Izzy Wilson, 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:40.88; Sophia Grubbs, 50-yard breaststroke, 31.61.

SOFLO boys swept the top nine places in the 13-14 50-yard butterfly with Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 14, winning in 26.20 and top five collecting 41 points.

SOFLO boys picked up another 41 points sweeping the 13-14 50-yard backstroke with Kevin Moya, 13, winning in 29.23.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
South Florida Aquatic Club 2,755, Sarasota Sharks 2,557


GIRLS
SOFLO 1,310, Sarasota Sharks 1,252

1,650-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 18:40.88; 15-and-over, 1. Michaela Mattes, SYS 16:50, 2. Mercedes Traba, SYS 17:21.71, 3. Bethany Rahn, SYS 18:18.29, 4. Kirsty Hobson, SYS 18:21.31, 5. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 18:38.15.

200-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Addie Sauickie, SYS 1:51.32, 2. Maever Eckerman, SYS 2:00.06, 3. Addy Domian, SYS 2:01.46, 4. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:07.58, 5. Gabriela Avila, SOFLO 2:07.62; 15-and-over, 1. Emma Weyant, SYS 1:48.68, 2. Natalie Mannion, UN 1:52.82, 3. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:52.86, 4. Sarah Sensenbrenner, SYS 1:55.02, 5. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 1:56.88.

50-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Julianne McCranie, SOFLO 27.03, 2. Andrea Freites, SOFLO 29.32, 3. Anna Ullery, SYS 34.62, 4. Sofia Luka, SYS 34.85; 15-and-over, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 26.54, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 27.48, 3. Bethany Rahn, SYS 27.67, 4. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 29.51, 5. Daniela Barreto, SOFLO 30.28.

100-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Addie Sauickie, SYS 58.25, 2. Julianne McCranie, SOFLO 1:02.34, 3. Maeve Eckerman, SYS 1:03.42, 4. Christine Traynor, SYS 1:04.28, 5. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 1:06.52; 15-and-over, 1. Emma Weyant, SYS 56.69, 2. Natalie Mannion, UN 57.04, 3. Sarah Sensenbrenner, SYS 59.41, 4. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 59.88, 5. Michaela Mattes, SYS 1:00.51.

100-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 1:04.65, 2. Riley Leach, SYS 1:13.93, 3. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 1:16.51, 4. Maria Legaspi, SOFLO 1:18.658, 5. Dahlia Hirsh, SOFLO 1:20.59; 15-and-over, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:03.06, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:07.08, 3. Eliza Brown, UN 1:07.80, 4. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 1:08.24, 5. Molly Golding, SOFLO 1:08.65.

50-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Dahlia Hirsh, SOFLO 33.39, 2. Melanie Palmira, SOFLO 35.68; 15-and-over, 1. Delaney Bailey, SYS 29.37, 2. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 30.72, 3. Brooke Riley, SYS 30.95, 4. Hannah Hardin, SYS 31.26, 5. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 32.37.

50-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 29.97, 2. Maria Legaspi, SOFLO 35.65, 3. Sofia Luka, SYS 37.94, 4. Cali Harries, SOFLO 38.75, 5. Charly Olmo, SOFLO 41.25; 15-and-over, 1. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 31.61, 2. Eliza Brown, UN 31.85, 3. Sally Golding, SOFLO 34.38, 4. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 34.56, 5. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 35.78.

100-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Addie Sauickie, SYS 58.60, 2. Julianne McCranie, SOFLO 1:00.45, 3. Christine Traynor, SYS 1:04.40, 4. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 1:05.42, 5. Andrea Freies, SOFLO 1:07.52; 15-and-over, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 58.57, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 59.80, 3. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 59.81, 4. Sarah Sensenbrenner, SYS 1:00.88, 5. Mercedes Traba, SYS 1:01.28.

200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:06.88, 2. Maeve Eckerman, SYS 2:15.51, 3. Christine Traynor, SYS 2:23.12, 4. Addy Domian, SYS 2:25.64, 5. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 2:28.55; 15-and-over, 1. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:02.20, 2. Natalie Mannion, UN 2:08.91, 3. Michaela Mattes, SYS 2:09.04, 4. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:11.58, 5. Eliza Brown, UN 2:11.95.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Sarasota YMCA Sharks A 3:30.22 (Emma Weyant, Addie Sauickie, Gracie Weyant, Michaela Mattes), 2. Sarasota Y Sharks B 3:38.52, 3. SOFLO A 3:41.88.

BOYS
SOFLO 1,445, Sarasota Sharks 1,305

1,650-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Aidan Siers, SYS 17:23.79, 2. William Wadsworth, SYS 17:47.79, 3. Xander Mitten, SYS 17:48.84; 15-and-over, 1. Nico Hernandez-Tome, SYS 15:54.15, 2. Fabian Gines Torres, SYS 16:24.22, 3. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 16:51.40, 4. Finnegan Lear, SYS 16:59.87, 5. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 17:12.57.

200-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Michael Traynor, SYS 1:53.97, 2. Adrian Hernandez, SOFLO 1:55.58, 3. Tres Izquierdo, SYS 1:56.99, 4. Alexander Miller, SOFLO 1:57.92, 5. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 1:58.09; 15-and-over, 1. Felipe Baffico, SYS 1:43.38, 2. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 1:45.81, 3. Jack Lambert, SYS 1:47.99, 4. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:49.21, 5. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 1:50.06.

50-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 26.20, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 26.48, 3. Derek Hau, SOFLO 26.79, 4. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 27.57, 5. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 28.24; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Mora, SOFLO 23.12, 2. Felipe Baffico, SYS 23.73, 3. Nico Hernandez-Tome, SYS 25.42, 4. Patrick Carow, SYS 25.78, 5. Michael Arias, SOFLO 26.26.

100-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Michael Traynor, SYS 57.54, 2. Aidan Siers, SYS 58.91, 3. Xander Mitten, SYS 1:00.08, 4. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 1:00.17, 5. Austin Nelson 1:00.23; 15-and-over, 1. Liam Custer, SYS 51.52, 2. Amadeusz, SYS 52.44, 3. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 52.54, 4. Jack Lambert, SYS 54.78, 5. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 56.70.

100-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:03.27, 2. Casey Aten, SYS 1:03.85, 3. Derek Hau, SOFLO 1:06.99, 4. Tres Izquierdo, SYS 1:09.35, 5. Alexander Miller, SOFLO 1:11.04; 15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 55.50, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO 58.56, 3. Max Eckerman, SYS 1:00.35, 4. Crispy Barton, SYS 1:03.33, 5. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 1:03.66.

50-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 29.23, 2. Ignacio Fernandez, SOFLO 32.38, 3. Andre Porras-Aguilar, SOFLO 34.04, 4. Carlos Salas, SOFLO 34.09, 5. Andres Lopez, SOFLO 35.89; 15-and-over, 1. Amadeusz Knop, SYS 25.35, 2. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 26.36, 3. Emery Reszka, SYS 26.73, 4. Juancamilo Rivero, SOFLO 27.59, 5. Aldo Zepeda, SOFLO 27.98.

50-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Casey Aten, SYS 29.94, 2. Alexander Miller, SOFLO 33.18, 3. Alejandro Mora, SOFLO 35.42, 4. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 35.78, 5. Ian Velazquez, SYS 36.90; 15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 26.02, 2. Max Eckerman, SYS 28.28, 3. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 29.24, 4. Anthony Robaina, SOFLO 29.40, 5. Christopher Hau, SOFLO 30.67.

100-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 57.36, 2. William Wadsworth, SYS 57.60, 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 58.45, 4. Aidan Siers, SYS 58.92, 5. Derek Hau, SOFLO 59.40; 15-and-over, 1. Liam Custer, SYS 50.99, 2. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 51.22, 3. Juan Mora, SOFLO 51.57, 4. Felipe Baffico, SYS 51.83, 5. Kirill Luka, SYS 53.57.

200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1.Casey Aten, SYS 2:02.88, 2. Michael Traynor, SYS 2:07.69, 3. Xander Mitten, SYS 2:10.37, 4. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 2:12.87, 5. Andres Tejada, SOFLO 2:17.26; 15-and-over, 1. Liam Custer, SYS 1:56.43, 2. Nico Hernandez-Tome, SYS 2:03.06, 2. Kirill Luka, SYS 2:04.45, 4. Crispy Barton, SYS 2:04.61, 5. Max Eckerman, SYS 2:05.02.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Sarasota Y Sharks A 3:10.14 (Liam Custer, Nico Hernandez-Tome, Felipe Baffico, Amadeusz Knop), 2. SOFLO A 3:15.33, 3. Sarasota Y Sharks B 3:21.25.

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

Battle Of The Sharks: SOFLO Takes On Sarasota Y In Unique Virtual Meet Friday And Saturday


By Sharon Robb


PEMBROKE PINES, October 1, 2020–Who has the bigger bite? Two of the state’s top swim clubs, South Florida Aquatic Club Sharks and Sarasota Y Sharks will compete in a virtual dual meet Friday and Saturday.

In what promises to be a competitive age group meet at their respective home pools Academic Village Pool and Selby Aquatic Center, SOFLO and Sarasota Y will see how they match up.

The two-day meet, which gets underway on Friday at 6 p.m., is sanctioned by the Florida Gold Coast and Florida Swimming and will adhere to strict COVID-19 safety measures and precautions including no fans. No parents or friends will be allowed to congregate outside the pool fencing. The meet will be run without volunteers other than a limited number of officials and ten lane timers.

Those interested in watching the races can view the livestream on Facebook or YouTube. The Booster Club donated $2,500 for video equipment to help enhance video production. The results will also be posted on Meet Mobile.

Three sessions are scheduled. On Friday at 6 p.m., 13-and-over swimmers will open the meet. On Saturday at 8 a.m., the 12-and-unders will race followed by another session for the 13-and-over at 1 p.m. There are six events: three on Friday and three on Saturday. The races will be a minute and a half apart. Top five from each team score.

With 177 swimmers, SOFLO has the largest contingent and virtual meet in the state. Ninety-eight swimmers will compete in 553 individual events and eight relays in the 13-and-over. Seventy-nine swimmers will race in 280 individual events and four relays in 12-and-under.

“Training has been going wonderfully over the last couple of weeks so we are super excited about the meet coming up this weekend,” said SOFLO CEO and Chris Anderson, who held a motivational Zoom team meeting for seniors Thursday night. Anderson stressed that the psych sheets are posted online for added motivation.

“This is a virtual dual meet against another Florida club that’s just as competitive and just as good as we are,” Anderson said. “We should be racing.

“One of the elements that we missed over the summer is we did intrasquad meets, but a little bit of that competitiveness wasn’t really there,” Anderson said. “We really want you guys looking up the events you’re in and eyeing the competition and eyeing your teammates and motivating your teammates by looking at the psych sheet.

“For the first time in my coaching career other than junior national championships, the psych sheet is really going to come into huge play in motivating yourselves and getting yourselves mentally and emotionally prepared for the swim meet.

“The really cool thing about the swim meet is it’s in a college format as close as we could possibly get. Some of the 200s are on the first day and on the following day we’re doing the 100s and shorter races.”

Anderson talked about the increase in SOFLO’s base training with more yardage in the last sixteen days, the benefits of leg work in July and August and large amount of kicking this past week and how it should translate into successful swims and time drops in this weekend’s meet.

“It’s really paying off and we are very excited about you guys leading into the weekend, using all these new leg weapons that we have, getting in and out of our turns a little bit better as we go through,” Anderson said.

“With all that base training I would like to think you guys have a lot of confidence to take out your races this week. I really feel we are going to see some really sweet swims. I think you guys are going to be ready to go.”

Sarasota Y, in its 58th year as a swim club, is led by 2021 Olympic Trials qualifiers Emma Weyant, 18, Gracie Weyant, 14, Michaela Mattes, 15, and Addie Sauickie, 14.

SOFLO’s four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson will use the meet as a tuneup for the upcoming International Swimming League’s second season that begins Oct. 16 in a controlled bubble in Hungary. She will compete for a new team, London Roar.

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

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Dominic Bono Swim On Day One Of Shark Open Invitational


By Sharon Robb

SARASOTA, June 20, 2019—Three South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers raced in Thursday’s 800-meter freestyle timed final on opening day of the Sarasota Shark Open Invitational at Selby Aquatic Center.

Olivia Dinehart, 14, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing fifth in the 13-14 800-meter freestyle in 9:43.76. Elena Dinehart, 14, was eighth in 10:05.35.

Dominic Bono, 15, was 19th in the open 800-meter freestyle in a best time 9:04.70. He shaved 0.19 off his previous best. He has nine events left to swim.

The remaining SOFLO swimmers will begin competing Friday against North Florida and Georgia teams including the host Sarasota YMCA Sharks which already have commanding leads in all three team categories. SOFLO and TSA are the only Florida Gold Coast teams entered.

SOFLO’s swimmers (nine girls, three boys) entered in 96 individual events are: Gabriela Avila, 12; Sophia Avila, 10; Dominic Bono, 15; Elena Dinehart, 14; Elise Dinehart, 11; Olivia Dinehart, 14; Genesis Escobar, 11; Felix Gonzalez, 12; Daglia Hirsh, 12; Paige Lane, 16; LeeAnn Ranalli, 16; and Miguel Sierra, 16.

Prelims and finals are 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The meet format is prelims and finals for 11-12, 13-14 and 15-and-over and timed finals for 10-and-unders and 11-and-over who do not have qualifying times.

THURSDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Sarasota Sharks 80, 2. Gwinnett Aquatics 31, 3. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 28, 4. St. Petersburg Aquatics 26, 5. Sky Family Hurricanes 6, 6. South Florida Aquatic Club 5.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 41, 2. St. Petersburg Aquatics 26, 3. Gwinnett Aquatics 25, 4. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 7, 5. Sky Family Hurricanes 3.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 39, 2. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 21, 3. Gwinnett Aquatics 6, 4. SOFLO 5, 5. Sky Family Hurricanes 3.

GIRLS
800-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Michaela Mattes, SYS 9:04.88, 2. Summer Caldwell, TBAC 9:15.47, 3. Gracie Weyant, SYS 9:19.77; SOFLO: 5. Olivia Dinehart 9:43.76, 8. Elena Dinehart 10:05.35; Open, 1. Abby Licht, TBAC 9:22.01, 2. Mercedes Traba, SYS 9:23.68, 3. Alicia Davie, SYS 9:24.59

BOYS

800-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Isaac Saenz, GA 9:44.16, 2. Baylor Stanton, GA 10:18.59, 3. William Brockman, SPA 10:40.44; 13-14, 1. Graham Simmon, GA 9:08.79, 2. Max Eckerman, SYS 9:21.96, 3. Felipe Baffico, SYS 9:22.70; Open, 1. Caleb Kravitz, SPA 8:26.14, 2. Alexander Gusev, SYS 8:32.83, 3. Ben Cote, SPA 8:37.72; SOFLO: 19. Dominic Bono 9:04.70, time drop.

MIXED

800-meter freestyle:
BOYS
11-and-over, 1. Max Milburn, SYS 9:33.85, 2. Max Hajduk, SYS 9:46.52, 3. Nolan Patterson, GA 10:01.30.

GIRLS
11-and-over, 1. Christine Traynor, SYS 10:07.44, 2. Kate Domian, SKY 10:20.11, 3. Carter Roebuck, AGUA 10:23.55.

IF YOU GO

What: Sarasota Shark Open Invitational

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday-Sunday, prelims 8 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.

Where: Selby Aquatic Center, 8501 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota.

Of note: The meet is hosted by the Sarasota YMCA Sharks….There will be combined team and individual high point trophies awarded….The meet is limited to 600 swimmers…For more information call the Sarasota Sharks office 1-941-552-8206.

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

Lares, Pinto, Torres Lead SOFLO Swimmers, FGC All-Stars Shine; Florida Swimming Sweeps Team Titles At FGC-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet


By Sharon Robb

FORT PIERCE, April 2, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers were successful as Florida Gold Coast All-Stars in the annual dual meet against Florida Swimming at Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

Sebastian Lares, 14, had one of his finest meets in his young career. He was a member of two winning Florida Gold Coast relay teams and had six Top 6 finishes in individual events.

Lares anchored the 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:36.85 with teammates Joshua Zuchowski, Parker Rosenthal and Matthew Tarafa. Lares swam third leg on the 200-yard freestyle relay that finished first in 1:28.68 with Tarafa, Agustin Rodriguez and Zuchowski.

Lares was also second in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 1:59.60. It was the first time he broke 2 minutes. His No. 12 seed time was 2:06.41.

Lares was third in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:13.65, fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.34 and sixth in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.59, 100-yard butterfly in 55.54 and 200-yard backstroke in 2:03.07.

Mariana Pinto was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:22.39 and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.37.

Victoria Torres was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:23.15.

Natalia Sibug was fifth in the 11-12 100-yard breaststroke and Victoria Torres was also fifth in 13-14.

Javier Colmenares was third in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 1:00.52, fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:12.37 and sixth in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:02.33 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:13.25.

Stefano Mazzi was fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:10.94 and sixth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:37.81.

Natalia Sibug was sixth in the 50-yard breaststroke in 33.65.

Florida Swimming swept all three team titles. Florida Swimming won the combined, 871-556; men, 403-263; and women, 406-259.

SOFLO had six boys and four girls on the team at the three-day meet that ended on Sunday morning. The boys who qualified were Sebastian Lares, Alejandro Mateus, Javier Colmenares, Kevin Moya, Stefano Mazzi and Juan Vallmitjana. The girls were Victoria Torres, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz and Natalia Sibug.

The top six finishers at the FGC 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team. Several swimmers turned down spots because of spring break vacations and other commitments.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 871, 2. Florida Gold Coast 556.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 871, 2. Florida Gold Coast 556.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 406, 2. Florida Gold Coast 259.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 31.42; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 28.31; SOFLO: 12. Anastasia Lutz 30.42, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Sarah Evans, FL 57.09.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 59.11; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 53.22; SOFLO: 14. Anastasia Lutz 57.56, 25. Natalia Sibug 59.83.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 2:08.19; 11-12, 1. Elia Klyce, FL 1:57.21; SOFLO: 4. Mariana Pinto 2:03.37; 13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 1:49.77.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Tessa Broedell, FGC 1:16.31; 11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, FGC 1:09.65; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 1:12.60; 13-14, 1. Riley Botting, FGC 1:05.03; SOFLO: 5. Victoria Torres 1:07.43.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 1:08.59; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 1:02.80; SOFLO: 18. Natalia Sibug 1:06.87, 21. Anastasia Lutz 1:07.33.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Lilliana Krstolic, FL 2:32.68; 11-12, 1. Ella Klyce, FL 2:14.13; SOFLO: 9. Anastasia Lutz 2:23.09, 12. Mariana Pinto 2:24.72; 13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 2:05.10.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan FL 4:23.69.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, FGC 27.85; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 25.01; SOFLO: 10. Anastasia Lutz 26.55, 18. Natalia Sibug 27.19; 13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 23.73; SOFLO: 18. Victoria Torres 25.84.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, FGC 1:07.72; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 1:00.07; SOFLO: 15. Mariana Pinto 1:06.62; 13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 55.66; SOFLO: 16. Victoria Torres 1:04.18, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 4:51.19; SOFLO: 11. Victoria Torres 5:19.61.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. FGC A 1:53.14, 4. FGC B 1:59.08, 6. FGC C 2:05.44, 7. FGC D 2:07.17; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:40.68, 3. FGC B 1:46.18, 5. FGC A 1:48.23, 7. FGC D 1:52.12, 8. FGC C 1:57.46; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:35.45, 2. FGC A 1:36.94, 6. FGC B 1:44.45, 7. FGC C 1:44.56.

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. FGC A 2:07.37, 4. FGC B 2:13.70; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:53.17, 3. FGC A 1:57.19; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:46.11, 2. FGC A 1:46.79, 6. FGC B 1:51.41, 7. FGC C 2:00.42.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 30.46; 11-12, 1. Jeffrey Wolfe, FL 26.02; SOFLO: 10. Kevin Moya 29.79, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 48.83; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 55.59, 13. Alejandro Mateus 58.32.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 58.52; SOFLO: 16. Juan Vallmitjana 1:07.70; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, FGC 52.61; SOFLO: 17. Kevin Moya 56.42.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 2:06.64; SOFLO: 11. Juan Vallmitjana 2:27.29; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 1:53.64; 13-14, 1. Ryan Reynolds, FL 1:44.66.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Declan Costello, FL 1:16.95; SOFLO: 10. Stefano Mazzi 1:26.82, 13. Juan Vallmitjana 1:33.54; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 1:03.05; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 1:07.20; 13-14, 1. Parker Rosenthal, FGC 1:01.30.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 1:08.05; SOFLO: 10. Stefano Mazzi 1:14.56; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 57.48; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 1:02.33, 20. Kevin Moya 1:07.70, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Gonzalez, FL 2:26.91; SOFLO: 6. Stefano Mazzi 2:37.81; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 2:07.55; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:12.37; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 1:51.17; SOFLO: 4. Sebastian Lares 2:00.34, 11. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.12.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 4:00.87; SOFLO: 3. Sebastian Lares 4:13.65, 11. Alejandro Mateus 4:32.88.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 26.65; SOFLO: 11. Juan Vallmitjana 29.65; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, FGC 23.87; SOFLO: 19. Kevin Moya 26.13; 13-14, 1. Andrew Billitto, FL 21.98.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Gonzalez, FL 1:07.33; SOFLO: 13. Stefano Mazzi 1:16.51; 11-12, 1. Jeffrey Wolfe, FL 59.79; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 1:00.52, time drop, 21. Kevin Moya 1:11.41; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 49.80; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 55.54, 17. Alejandro Mateus 58.36, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mason Edmund, FL 4:45.90.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 1:48.08, 2. FGC A 1:53.08; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:36.10, 2FGC A 1:39.84; 13-14, 1. FGC A 1:28.68 (Matthew Tarafa, Agustin Rodriguez, Sebastian Lares, Joshua Zuchowski).

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 2:02.48, 2. FGC A 2:09.80, 3. FGC B 2:10.81; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:45.93, 2. FGC A 1:47.84; 13-14, 1. FGC A 1:36.85 (Joshua Zuchowski, Parker Rosenthal, Matthew Tarafa, Sebastian Lares), 2. Florida Swimming 1:39.59, 3. FGC B 1:43.11.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 1:07.24; 11-12, 1. Elia Klyce, FL 1:01.50; SOFLO: 10. Anastasia Lutz 1:05.93, 15. Mariana Pinto 1:07.87.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 2:04.99.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, FGC 5:21.34; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 5:22.39.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 50.55; SOFLO: 20. Victoria Torres 55.60, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Tessa Broedell, FGC 35.55; 11-12, 1. Ekaterina Baranova, FL 30.90; SOFLO: 6. Natalia Sibug 33.65.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Riley Botting, FGC 2:22.25; SOFLO: 2. Victoria Torres 2:23.15, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Blakely Hammel, FL 30.29; 11-12, 1. Anna Gavin, FL 26.81; SOFLO: 17. Natalia Sibug 29.76.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 2:03.13.

200-yard freestyle relay:
Mixed 10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 1:50.16, 3. FGC A 1:51.11; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:37.86, 3. FGC A 1:40.13; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:30.88, 2. FGC 1:31.24.

BOYS

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 1:06.61; SOFLO: 5. Stefano Mazzi 1:10.94; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, FGC 56.55.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 1:48.57; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 2:03.07, 9. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.45.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 5:04.30; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 5:13.25.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Andrew Billitto, FL 47.48.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Liam Roberts, FL 34.49; SOFLO: 12. Juan Vallmitjana 43.09; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 29.72; SOFLO: 7. Javier Colmenares 32.10.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14. 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 2:04.57.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Cole Herbet, FL 30.29; SOFLO: 18. Stefano Mazzi 32.96, time drop; 11-12, 1. Dylan Ducut, FL 25.49; SOFLO: 9. Kevin Moya 29.88.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Ryan Reynolds, FL 1:55.84; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 1:59.60, time drop, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.80, time drop.

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

Mariana Pinto SOFLO Top Finisher At FGC-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet At Indian River


By Sharon Robb

FORT PIERCE, March 29, 2019—Mariana Pinto was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher for Florida Gold Coast All-Stars Friday night in the All-Star dual meet against Florida Swimming at Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

Pinto, 11, finished second in the 11-12 1,000-yard freestyle in a best time 11:00.88. She shaved 57.76 off her seed time and nearly broke 11 minutes.

Pinto was also a member of Florida Gold Coast’s sixth place 11-12 200-yard medley relay.

Pinto has the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly left to swim.

Sebastian Lares, 14, and Juan Vallmitjana, 10, were SOFLO’s top boys’ finishers.

Lares was a member of the third place 13-14 200-yard mixed medley relay with Parker Rosenthal, Giulianna Garcia and Isabella Chambers. Lares has six individual events left to swim over two days.

Vallmitjana was seventh in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:19.41. He was also a member of the tenth place 10-and-under 200-yard mixed medley relay. He has five individual events remaining.

No team results were released on opening night by meet hosts.

SOFLO has six boys and four girls on the team for the three-day meet that runs from Friday night to Sunday morning. The boys who qualified are Sebastian Lares, Alejandro Mateus, Javier Colmenares, Kevin Moya, Stefano Mazzi and Juan Vallmitjana. The girls are Victoria Torres, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz and Natalia Sibug.

The top six finishers at the FGC 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team. Several swimmers turned down spots because of spring break vacations and other commitments.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,000-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, FGC 10:57.43, 2. Mariana Pinto, FGC 11:00.88, 3. Annika Stafford, FL 11:05.80; 13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 9:58.99, 2. Meg Howell , FL 10:25.06, 3. Mariana Cote, FGC 10:28.99.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gemma Gledhill, FL 5:47.00, 2. Lilliana Krstolic, FL 5:49.16, 3. Hana Sungail, FL 5:56.19.

200-yard mixed medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Florida Gold Coast A 2:04.70 (Asher Smith, Tessa Broedell, Alera Hurwitz, Andreas Dasilva), 2. Florida Swimming A 2:05.34, 3. Florida Swimming C 2:06.88; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:48.26, 2. Florida Gold Coast A 1:49.29, 3. Florida Swimming C 1:52.32; 13-14, 1. Florida Gold Coast A 1:39.93 (Joshua Zuchowski, Michelle Fernandez, Nicole Aguilar, Matthew Tarafa), 2. Florida Swimming 1:40.96, 3. Florida Gold Coast 1:43.75 B (Sebastian Lares, Parker Rosenthal, Giulianna Grcia, Isabella Chambers).

BOYS

1,000-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Makar Goncharov, FGC 10:31.00, 2. Tyler Armbruster, FGC 10:55.37, 3. Henry Shoemaker, FL 10:57.10; 13-14, 1. Mason Edmund, FL 9:38.56, 2. Evan Keogh, FL 9:40.00, 3. Andrew Taylor, FL 9:40.49.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 5:30.94, 2. Andreas Dalsilva, FGC 5:41.67, 3. Liam Halsey, FL 5:44.08; SOFLO: 7. Juan Vallmitjana, FGC 6:19.41.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast vs. Florida Swimming All-Star Dual Meet

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, Session II, 9 a.m. and Session III, 3 p.m.; Sunday, Session IV, 9 a.m.

Where: Indian River State College, Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

Of note: Admission is $5. Indian River Aquatics is hosting the meet. For more information call 772-462-7760.

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