Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Alexis Christensen Lead SOFLO In Fourth Session On Final Day Of GCST Winter Open


By Sharon Robb

FORT MYERS, January 21, 2019—It was girl power for South Florida Aquatic Club during Session Four of the Gulf Coast Swim Team Winter Open Sunday at FGCU Aquatics Center.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 13, was top finisher placing third in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 38.20, dropping 3.54 seconds off her previous best. It was her best finish during the three-day meet. She had two other Top 20 finishes on the final day. She finished with six points in high point.

Alexis Christensen, 13, was ninth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:51.56. She had three other Top 17 finishes. She finished with three points.

SOFLO had 21 swimmers (13 girls and eight boys) compete in 127 individual events and three girls teams in two relay events.

The field was comprised mostly of teams from Central and North Florida in the Florida Swimming Association. Pompano Beach Piranhas, Heritage Aquatics and SOFLO are the only Florida Gold Coast teams.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 2:14.59; SOFLO: 18. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 2:35.22, time drop; Open, 1. Nicole Rodriguez, SWIM 2:13.37.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Ania Kokosinski, SWIM 1:02.01; SOFLO: 11. Alexis Christensen 1:09.00, 15. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:12.16; Open, 1. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 59.92.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Michelle Cottle, LAKR 24.66; SOFLO: 15. Alexis Christensen 27.71; Open, 1. Nicole Rodriguez, SWIM 25.79.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Addison Reese, LAKR 2:29.40; SOFLO: 9. Alexis Christensen 2:51.56; Open, 1. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 2:31.34.

50-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Sophie Cox, LAKR 34.49; SOFLO: 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 38.20, time drop; Open, 1. Gina Fimiano, HAT 33.24.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Michelle Whelton, SKY 1:01.14; SOFLO: 17. Alexis Christensen 1:15.00, 18. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:15.49, time drop; Open, 1. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 58.22.

200-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. Swim Florida 1:52.07.

1,000-yard freestyle:
Open, 1. Hayley Clark, LAKR 10:39.02.

BOYS

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Colton Rasmussen, SWIM 2:02.03; Open, 1. Wesley Kephart, SKY 1:59.10.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. James Rose, CCS 58.63; Open, 1. Amadeusz Knop, SKY 53.97.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Colton Rasmussen, SWIM 23.11; Open, 1. Kirk Klemm, SWIM 22.69.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Giuliano Brunetti, PB 2:27.36; Open, 1. Joseph Joyce, SKY 2:22.91.

50-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Brent Baker, SWIM 30.06; Open, 1. Kirill Luka, SKY 30.28.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Colton Rasmussen, WIM 55.96; Open, 1. Sebastian Aguirre, PB 52.60.

200-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. Swim Florida 1:45.18.

1,000-yard freestyle:
Open, 1. Ryan Staunch, SWIM 9:35.95.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Drop Times On Opening Day Of GCST Winter Open


By Sharon Robb

FORT MYERS, January 18, 2019—The competitive field brought out the best in South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers on opening night of the Gulf Coast Swim Team Winter Open Friday at FGCU Aquatics Center.

Four swimmers posted career-best times in the 500-yard freestyle.

Alessandra Gendarmi, 10, finished seventh in a best time 7:17.62 with a time drop of 9.98 seconds

Pilar Duranti, 11, finished in 6:32.06 with a 5.81-second time drop.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 13, finished in 6:11.66 with a time drop of 2.55.

Juan Vallmitjana, 9, was sixth in 6:26.19, shaving 2.13 seconds off his previous best. He was also sixth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:55.80.

The meet continues Saturday with two sessions.

SOFLO has 21 swimmers (13 girls and eight boys) competing in 127 individual events and three girls teams in two relay events.

The field is comprised mostly of teams from Central and North Florida in the Florida Swimming Association. Pompano Beach Piranhas, Heritage Aquatics and SOFLO are the only Florida Gold Coast teams.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Aidyn Reese, LAKR 5:57.68; SOFLO: 7. Alessandra Gendarmi 7:17.62, time drop; 11-12, 1. Maddie Reynolds, LAKR 5:28.08; SOFLO: 16. Pilar Duranti 6:32.06; 14-and-under, 1. Hayley Clrk, LAKR 5:05.15; SOFLO: 18. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 6:11.66, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Kelsey Swartout, GCST 5:14.52.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Aidyn Reese, LAKR 2:32.52.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Lilly Murphy, CCS 5:16.30; Open, 1. Addison Reese, LAKR 4:41.22; SOFLO: 14. Alexis Christensen 5:08.38, 21. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 5:50.56.

BOYS

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Bogdan Zverev, SKY 5:34.11; SOFLO: 6. Juan Vallmitjana 6:26.19, time drop; 11-12, 1. Ryan Erisman, LAKR 5:09.83; 14-and-under, 1. Colton Rasmussen, SWIM 4:49.52; 15-and-over, 1. Garrett Stanley, SWIM 4:45.51.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Bogdan Zverev, SKY 2:22.29; SOFLO: 6. Juan Vallmitjana 2:55.80.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Jayden Repak, CVST 4:48.44; Open, 1. Ryan Staunch, SWIM 4:14.41.

IF YOU GO

What: GCST Winter Open

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: FGCU Aquatics Center, 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort Myers.

Schedule: Saturday, sessions 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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

Girl Power Leads SOFLO On Final Day Of Sunrise Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, December 17, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club’s girl power took center stage on the final day of the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Sunday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Sophia Avila, 10, was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:13.17 and third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 40.00. She finished with 26 points in high point.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 13, was third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 31.47.

Ana Frable, 15, was third in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:32.84.

Kaitlyn Consuegra, 13, was fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 20:33.65. It was her highest finish of the three-day meet.

Alessandra Gendarmi, 9, was fourth in the 50-yard breststroke in 46.40. She finished with 25 points in high point.

SOFLO’s girls 7-10 200-yard freestyle relay was second in 2:23.04.

Emiliano Cavani, 10, was SOFLO’s top boys finisher placing fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 47.47. He had 13 points in high point.

SOFLO was among a 13-team field of mostly Florida Gold Coast swim clubs. The field featured Alper J Swim Club, Asoc. Natacion El Milenio, Broward Elite, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Gulliver, Hammerhead Aquatics, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Speed World Swimming, SwimFast, host Sunrise Swimming and three unattached teams.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Cecilia Mirones, SUN 20:57.36; 13-14, 1. Kaitlyn Bonasera, CSSC 18:22.61; SOFLO: 4. Kaitlyn Consuegra 20:33.63; 15-and-over, 1. Victoria Landron, SUN 19:00.90.

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise 2:22.36, 2. SOFLO 2:23.04 (no names submitted), 3. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:27.73; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:52.14; 13-14, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:44.85; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:47.52, 2. Sunrise 1:50.41, 3. SOFLO 1:54.59 (no names submitted).

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 2:43.12; SOFLO: 6. Saree Young 3;19.26, 7. Alessandra Gendarmi 3:19.73; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 2:21.04; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 2:12.31; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 2:16.73; SOFLO: 8. Ana Frable 2:35.25.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 1:06.72; SOFLO: 3. Sophia Avila 1:13.17, 5. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:16.89, time drop, 7. Alexandra Strong 1:21.30; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 57.35; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 56.49; SOFLO: 7. Ava Kuznik 59.78; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 55.28; SOFLO: 8. Sophia Bedoya 1:03.56.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 35.08; SOFLO: 3. Sophia Avila 40.00, time drop, 7. Jemma Baldwin 42.93, 8. Alexandra Strong 44.23; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 30.19; 13-14, 1. Camille Schechter, CANE 30.29; SOFLO: 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 31.47, time drop, 7. Ava Kuznik 33.03, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 28.91.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 2:38.64; SOFLO: 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 2:25.84; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 2:29.78; SOFLO: 6. Olivia Ware 2:54.46.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Carly Chin, CSSC 1:26.81; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 1:05.67; 13-14, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 1:01.20; SOFLO: 8. Ava Kuznik 1:11.13; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 1:00.96.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 41.75; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 46.40, 5. Shelby Evans 46.56, 8. Sophia Avila 50.46, time drop; 11-12, 1. Reese Rosenthal, GRSC 33.88; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 31.60; 15-and-over, 1. Ray Young, CSSC 32.80.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 2:19.96; 13-14, 1. Anabela Shearer, SUN 2:16.96; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 2:16.58; SOFLO: 3. Ana Frable 2:32.84, time drop.

BOYS

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 19:55.98; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvares, CSSC 18:24.54; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 16:25.29.

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise 2:01.34; 11-12, 1. Lake Lytal Lightning 1:57.10; 13-14, None; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:36.29.

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 2:32.04; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 2:14.61; 13-14, 1. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 2:15.15; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 2:25.98, 8. Austin Nelson 2:32.87; 15-and-over, 1. Roberto Valdes, GRSC 2:00.85.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:03.23; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 57.77; SOFLO: 6. Alessio Mazzi 1:05.83, time drop; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 53.69; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Harnandez 57.98, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 47.21.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 34.74; SOFLO: 8. Emiliano Cavani 43.05, time drop; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 29.65; SOFLO: 7. Alessio Mazzi 36.69; 13-14, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora, SUN 30.00; SOFLO: 3. Austin Nelson 30.51, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 26.21.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:40.76; 13-14, 1. Charles Wingold, HAFL 2:40.39; 15-and-over, 1. Roberto Valdes, GRSC 2:14.68.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:11.35; SOFLO: 3. Emiliano Cavani 1:45.29; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 1:03.81; 13-14, 1. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 1:00.12; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 1:09.03; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 53.20.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 38.76; SOFLO: 4. Emiliano Cavani 47.47, time drop; 11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 33.98; 13-14, 1. Maximus Pagan, GRSC 34.54; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Domecq, CSSC 28.99.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Ares Rilo SUN 2:28.77; 13-14, 1. Ivan Grass, GRSC 2:22.47; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:54.30.

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