SOFLO Swimmers Ready To Sizzle At Friday HAT Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

May 4, 2017—-Joseph-Blake Natino leads South Florida Aquatic Club’s six-swimmer contingent for the 8&Under Sizzler Meet hosted by Heritage Aquatic Team and American Heritage School Friday at American Heritage School in Plantation.

Blake, 8, will compete in all four sprint events for 7-8-year-olds.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are Clara Bland, 7; Sofia Lugo, 8; Stefano Mazzi, 8; Ella Michael, 7; and Aryav Thakur, 8. All five will also compete in all four individual sprint events.

The pool features six short course racing lanes (25 yards x 25 meters) with separate warm-up and swim-down lanes.

The events in order are girls and boys 25-butterfly, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard backstroke, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard breaststroke, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard freestyle 6-and-under and 7-8; and 100-yard freestyle relay for 8-and-under.

Warm-up is 5 p.m. and competition begins 5:30 p.m.

IF YOU GO

What: 8&Under Sizzler Meet.

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m., warm-up 5 p.m.

Where: American Heritage School, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation.

Of note: Admission is $2 and heat sheet is $1. For more information call 954-325-0400.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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Fiorella DiSalvo Leads SOFLO At HAT Sizzler Meet


By Sharon Robb

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

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

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

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

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

Other Top 3 SOFLO girls’ finishers:

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

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

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

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

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

25-yard backstroke:

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

25-yard breaststroke:

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

25-yard freestyle:

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

100-yard freestyle relay:

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

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

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

25-yard breaststroke:

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

25-yard backstroke:

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

25-yard freestyle:

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

100-yard freestyle relay:

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

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com