SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher Tunes Up For USA Swimming 5K Open Water Junior Nationals At IMR-IMX Challenge


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, May 2, 2018—Mallory Schleicher got in a little fine tuning for Saturday’s USA Swimming 5K Open Water Junior Nationals in Tempe (Ariz.) Town Lake at this past weekend’s IMR-IMX Challenge at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Schleicher, 14, one of the top open water swimmers on the South Florida circuit, won the 400-meter freestyle in 4:36.59 on opening night of the three-day meet.

Schleicher also won the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:16.46, dropping 5.27 seconds from her previous best. Teammate Kayla Cunningham, 15, was third in 5:28.20, also a best time, dropping 14.42.

Schleicher was second in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:03.71, another best time and time drop of 2.30 and second in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 2:36.47, a 8.20 time drop. She was third in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:34.92, dropping 2.25. She was fifth in the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 3:01.04, dropping an impressive 13.28 seconds.

Also in the girls’ 400-meter freestyle, several SOFLO swimmers had some huge time drops. Natalia Sibug, 12, dropped 43.13 seconds in 5:32.70; Reagan Lowe, 12, dropped 29.94 in 5:32.69; Victoria Torres, 13, dropped 28.89 in 5:13.99; Mariann Catalasan, 12, dropped 18.25 in 5:32.78 and Alana Acevedo, 16, dropped 15.73 in 5:24.86. Two unattached SOFLO swimmers, JennaMarie Brames, 14, dropped 47.99 in 5:14.47 and Sally Golding, 14, dropped 30.49 in 5:09.89.

In the boys competition, SOFLO was led by Jonathan Lozano, the top finisher in the 200-meter freestyle. Lozano, 10, was second in the 12-and-under 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:30.01.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

400-meter freestyle:
1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:36.59; SOFLO: 4. Kayla Cunningham 4:51.14, 7. Sarah Acevedo 4:54.62, 10. Alexis Christensen 4:58.68, time drop, 24. Sally Golding 5:09.89, time drop, 27. Victoria Torres 5:13.99, time drop, 28. JennaMarie Brames 5:14.47, 32. Alana Acevedo 5:24.86, 38. Reagan Lowe 5:32.69, 39. Natalia Sibug 5:32.70, 40. Mariann Catalasan 5:32.78, 41. Luna Delgado 5:35.28.

200-meter freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 2:21.88; SOFLO: 9. Luna Delgado 2:39.58, time drop, 17. Giada Porven 2:45.41, 18. Kaitlyn Consuegra 2:45.65, time drop, 20. Sarah Vasquez 2:47.27, time drop, 21. Carleigh Schleicher 2:48.16, time drop, 25. Gabriella Lissa 2:53.14, 27. Leanne Sorensen 2:54.61, 29. Annie Schulze 3:02.17.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 5:16.46, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Kayla Cunningham 5:28.20, time drop, 7. Sally Golding 5:44.27, 15. Jena Legaspi 6:01.18, 16. Victoria Torres 6:03.04, 19. Kailey Smith 6:18.01.

SATURDAY RESULTS

50-meter butterfly:
1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BMHG 30.58; SOFLO: 4. Kayla Cunningham 32.00, time drop, 11. JennaMarie Brames 33.89, time drop, 23. Mia Escudero 35.74, time drop, 27. Jena Legaspi 36.15.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Fatima Portillo, Azura 1:08.39; SOFLO: 11. Luna Delgado 1:17.03, time drop, 24. Alana Acevedo 1:23.30, 25. Giada Porven 1:23.68, time drop.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BMHG 2:27.23; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 2:34.92, time drop, 4. Sarah Acevedo 2:36.70, 5. Sally Golding 2:51.23, 8. Jena Legaspi 2:55.43, time drop, 11. Luna Delgado 2:56.74, 13. Victoria Torres 2:59.91, 16. Kailey Smith 3:10.52, 17. Mia Escudero 3:10.85.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Elisa Funes, Azura 35.84; SOFLO: 20. Mia Escudero 43.84, 30. Samantha Solis 45.48, time drop, 31. Ava Kuznik 45.65, time drop, 33. JennaMarie Brames 46.34, time drop, 46. Annie Schulze 49.72, time drop, 49. Gabriella Lissa 49.94, time drop, 52. Isabella Gomez 50.01, time drop.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Elisa Funes, Azura 1:18.30; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 1:27.26, time drop, 11. Kayla Cunningham 1:31.29, time drop, 14. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:33.51, time drop, 17. Mariann Catalasan 1:34.05, time drop, 28. Alexis Christensen 1:37.11, time drop, 32. JennaMarie Brames 1:38.02, time drop, 33. Reagan Lowe 1:38.41, time drop, 36. Samantha Solis 1:39.22, time drop.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Elisa Funes, Azura 2:46.84; SOFLO: 4. Victoria Torres 3:00.83, time drop, 5. Mallory Schleicher 3:01.04, 7. Sally Golding 3:02.59, time drop, 14. Kayla Cunningham 3:13.49, time drop, 20. Jena Legaspi 3:30.94, 21. Kailey Smith 3:31.75, time drop.

SUNDAY RESULTS

100-meter freestyle:
1. Elisa Funes, Azura 1:00.84; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 1:03.71, time drop, 25. Luna Delgado 1:10.83, time drop, 26. Anastasia Lutz 1:11.22, time drop, 28. Alana Acevedo 1:11.53, 36. Mia Escudero 1:13.69, time drop, 48. Shayna Blitz 1:16.28, 56. Carleigh Schleicher 1:17.61, 59. Gabriella Lissa 1:18.52, time drop, 63.Leanne Sorensen 1:19.46, 72. Savini Subasingha 1:22.69, 76. Caterina Fogli 1:23.81.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Elisa Funes, Azura 2:28.90; SOFLO: 11. Sarah Acevedo 2:42.01, 13. Sally Golding 2:43.16, 16. Victoria Torres 2:45.68, time drop, 26. JennaMarie Brames 2:49.97, 27. Jena Legaspi 2:50.12, 28. Alexis Christensen 2:50.18, 32. Natalia Sibug 2:53.45, time drop, 40. Luna Delgado 2:55.42, time drop, 42. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:55.92, time drop, 43. Kailey Smith 2:56.58, time drop, 45. Reagan Lowe 2:58.26, time drop, 51. Giada Porven 3:02.32, 59. Anastasia Lutz 3:04.99, time drop.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BMHG 33.60; SOFLO: 13. Mia Escudero 39.80, 21. Shayna Blitz 40.95, time drop, 23. Leanne Sorensen 41.86, 32. Carleigh Schleicher 42.90, time drop, 43. Caterina Fogli 45.29, time drop, 55. Savini Subasingha 47.65, 56. Caitlin Nguyen 48.46, 57. Annie Schulze 48.70, time drop, 62. Alexandra Strong 49.61.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:08.32; SOFLO: 17. Alexis Christensen 1:21.65, time drop, 21. Reagan Lowe 1:22.86, time drop, 27. Natalia Sibug 1:24.30, 32. Anastasia Lutz 1:25.38, time drop, 34. Alana Acevedo 1:25.58, 35. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:25.70, 38. Luna Delgado 1:27.83, time drop, 39. Shayna Blitz 1:28.25, time drop, 40. Giada Porven 1:28.93, time drop, 43. Leanne Sorensen 1:30.39, 50. Sarah Vasquez 1:33.40, time drop.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BMHG 2:34.60; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 2:36.47, time drop, 6. Jena Legaspi 2:44.58, 7. Sally Golding 2:44.97, 10. Sarah Acevedo 2:46.93, 11. JennaMarie Brames 2:50.26, 16. Kaitlyn Barrios 3:00.66, 17. Mia Escudero 3:02.43, 21. Victoria Torres 3:07.30.

200-meter freestyle:
1. Fatima Portillo, Azura 2:15.19; SOFLO: 10. Sally Golding 2:26.31, time drop, 14. JennaMarie Brames 2:28.21, time drop, 23. Jena Legaspi 2:35.08.

BOYS
FRIDAY RESULTS

400-meter freestyle:
1. Franco Lupoli, Azura 4:09.41; SOFLO: 13. Juan Colmenares 4:37.88, 21. Enrique Rodriguez 4:44.98, 23. Javier Roman 4:46.82, 27. Zackary Harris 4:48.35, time drop, 32. Alejandro Mateus 4:51.79, time drop, 34. Alex Golding 4:56.36, time drop, 35. Moises Rodriguez 4:56.69, 36. Alessandro Pereira 4:57.50, time drop, 40. Christian Tijero 4:58.47, 43. tie, Roberto Garrido 5:07, 43. Javier Colmenares 5:07, 48. Logan Gonzalez 5:08.97, time drop, 49. Lucas Porven 5:09.02, time drop, 51. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 5:15.16, 57. Samuel Bullen 5:21.76, 60. Gavin Sheyda 5:23.71, time drop, 63. Matthew Kim 5:39.03, time drop.

200-meter freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. Andres Teran Azura 2:27.20; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 2:30.01, time drop, 5. Hashan Ekanayake 2:36.49, time drop, 7. Marvan Ekanayake 2:39.31, 15. Stefano Mazzi 2:56.19, 16. Juan Vallmitjana 2:56.31, 19. Benjamin Kim 2:57.92.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Ricardo Torres, Azura 4:44.91; SOFLO: 8. Javier Roman 5:10.41, 9. Enrique Rodriguez 5:17.97, time drop , 13. Moises Rodriguez 5:28.32, 18. Alejandro Mateus 5:36.98, 20. Logan Gonzalez 5:40.28, 21. Chris Vasquez 5:41.35, 22. Alex Golding 5:44.81, 25. Matthew Kim 6:07.93.

SATURDAY RESULTS

50-meter butterfly:
1. Steven Aimable, Azura 26.08; SOFLO: 17. Marcos Vazquez 30.15, 19. Ryan Alfonso 31.47, time drop, 32. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 33.78, 33. Logan Gonzalez 33.84, time drop, 54. Hashan Ekanayake 41.04, 68. Juan Vallmitjana 46.09, time drop, 70. Joseph-Blake Natino 47.40, time drop, 77. Alex Viazmetinov 50.95.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Steven Aimable, Azura 56.38; SOFLO: 9. Marcos Vazquez 1:07.40, time drop, 12. Juancamilo Rivero 1:08.60, time drop, 20. Christian Tijero 1:13.10, time drop, 21. Alessandro Pereira 1:13.32, time drop, 22. Lucas Porven 1:13.67, time drop, 27. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:16.07, 28. Aldo Zepeda 1:16.21, time drop, 31. Javier Colmenares 1:16.89, time drop, 39. Manuel Melendez 1:19.92, 48. Jonathan Lozano 1:25.32, time drop, 53. Stefano Mazzi 1:32.38, 54. Owen Smith 1:33.23, time drop, 55. Roberto Garrido 1:33.64, time drop, 62. Benjamin Kim 1:40.91, time drop.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Ricardo Torres, Azura 2:12.62; SOFLO: 7. John Paul Handal 2:24.35, 8. Enrique Rodriguez 2:28.14, 11. Javier Roman 2:31.13, 13. Juan Colmenares 2:32.35, 15. Alejandro Mateus 2:35.37, time drop, 16. Moises Rodriguez 2:36.55, 17. Zackary Harris 2:36.63, time drop, 22. Chris Vasquez 2:55.34, 24. Alex Golding 2:58.66, 25. Samuel Bullen 2:58.81, 27. Logan Gonzalez 3:06.67, 28. Matthew Kim 3:09.45.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Steven Aimable, Azura 31.49; SOFLO: 16. Samuel Bullen 36.45, time drop, 18. John Paul Handal 36.64, time drop, 20. Juan Colmenares 36.77, time drop, 25. Juancamilo Rivero 38.29, 30. Marcos Vazquez 39.84, time drop, 34. Alex Golding 40.54, time drop, 35. Moises Rodriguez 40.89, 36. Javier Colmenares 41.13, 43. Ryan Alfonso 41.92, 60. Joseph-Blake Natino 48.43, time drop.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Ricardo Torres, Azura 1:11.43; SOFLO: 5. John Paul Handal 1:18.05, time drop, 7. Logan Gonzalez 1:19.91, time drop, 15. Alessandro Pereira 1:25, time drop, 17. Javier Colmenares 1:27.17, 22. Lucas Porven 1:31.21, time drop, 23. Christian Tijero 1:31.53, time drop, 24. Aldo Zepeda 1:33.94, time drop, 32. Jonathan Lozano 1:38.05, time drop, 39. Stefano Mazzi 1:41.19, 42. Benjamin Kim 1:42.64, time drop, 45. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:43.42, 50. Roberto Garrido 1:48.41.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Brandon Moran, Azura 2:29.39; SOFLO: 5. Javier Roman 2:43.14, 9. Juan Colmenares 2:50.35, time drop, 11. Enrique Rodriguez 2:50.74, time drop, 15. Samuel Bullen 2:56.75, time drop, 17. Zackary Harris 2:58.11, 22. Alex Golding 3:01.57, time drop, 25. Alejandro Mateus 3:05.14, 29. Moises Rodriguez 3:08.06, 33. Matthew Kim 3:16.74, time drop, 36. Chris Vasquez 3:19.47, time drop.

SUNDAY RESULTS

100-meter freestyle:
1. Pedro Chiancone, Azura 52.48; SOFLO: 38. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:06.19, time drop, 42. Javier Colmenares 1:08.62, 56. Stefano Mazzi 1:17.22, time drop, 62. Owen Smith 1:19.51, time drop, 63. Juan Vallmitjana 1:20.17, time drop.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Ricardo Torres, Azura 2:13.29; SOFLO: 7. Enrique Rodriguez 2:28.75, time drop, 9. Juan Colmenares 2:28.86, 18. Zackary Harris 2:33.49, time drop, 19. Marcos Vazquez 2:34.74, 20. Alejandro Mateus 2:35.13, 21. Moises Rodriguez 2:35.32, time drop, 26. Logan Gonzalez 2:37.68, time drop, 27. Mark Andre De Gracia 2:38.30, 28. Alessandro Pereira 2:38.82, time drop, 30. Christian Tijero 2:39.21, time drop, 34. Alex Golding 2:40.55, 36. Chris Vasquez 2:43.20, 38. Aldo Zepeda 2:44.87, time drop, 40. Lucas Porven 2:45.62, time drop, 42. Javier Colmenares 2:47.23, 45. Samuel Bullen 2:48.87, time drop, 47. Manuel Melendez 2:49.03, 49. Jonathan Lozano 2:50.85, time drop, 50. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 2:51.30, 51. Matthew Kim 2:52.24, time drop, 64. Gavin Sheyda 3:06.21, time drop.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Steven Aimable, Azura 29.28; SOFLO: 6. Juan Colmenares 32.00, time drop, 8. Marcos Vazquez 32.53, time drop, 9. Moises Rodriguez 32.74, time drop, 18. Samuel Bullen 35.26, time drop, 21. Alex Golding 36.03, 32. Marvan Ekanayake 39.42, time drop, 34. Hashan Ekanayake 40.64, time drop, 47. Gavin Sheyda 44.03, time drop, 58. Juan Vallmitjana 47.27, 63. Joseph-Blake Natino 48.21.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Aaron Granadeno, Azura 1:04.26; SOFLO: 10. Logan Gonzalez 1:13.84, time drop, 11. Marcos Vazquez 1:14.51, 12. Manuel Melendez 1:14.93, 14. Aldo Zepeda 1:16.14, time drop, 16. Christian Tijero 1:16.61, time drop, 22. Alessandro Pereira 1:18.83, 24. Javier Colmenares 1:19.73, time drop, 25. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:20.01, 31. Jonathan Lozano 1:22.49, time drop, 32. Lucas Porven 1:22.73, time drop, 4. Marvan Ekanayake 1:24.47, 39. Stefano Mazzi 1:27.56, 40. Hashan Ekanayake 1:27.66, time drop, 46. Benjamin Kim 1:32.89, time drop.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Juan Zapata, Azura 2:18.39; SOFLO: 5. Juan Colmenares 2:29.72, time drop, 6. Enrique Rodriguez 2:30.15, time drop, 10. Alejandro Mateus 2:36.13, 13. Javier Roman 2:37.43, 14. Zackary Harris 2:39.87, 18. Alex Golding 2:43.66, 20. Mark Andre De Gracia 2:48.58, 21. Chris Vasquez 2:50.41, 22. Jonathan Lozano 2:52.70, 23. Samuel Bullen 2:53.36, 24. Matthew Kim 2:53.49, time drop.

200-meter freestyle:
1. Andres Lares, Azura 1:57.44; SOFLO: 13. Javier Roman 2:14.34, 20. Moises Rodriguez 2:18.71, time drop, 26. Logan Gonzalez 2:24.75, time drop, 27. Aldo Zepeda 2:25.00, time drop, 30. Manuel Melendez 2:26.92.

JON OLSEN GOLD MEDAL INVITE

SOFLO’s Sofia and Sabrina Osorio competed in the Jon Olsen Gold Medal Invitational this past weekend at Ron Levy Aquatic Center in Islamorada. The three-day meet featured 383 swimmers from 14 teams.

Sabrina Osorio had the best finish, placing seventh in the 50-meter breaststroke in 39.69. In other SOFLO results:

400-meter freestyle: 14. Sofia Osorio, 13, 5:17.84; 15. Sabrina Osorio, 13, 5:17.93.

50-meter breaststroke: 37. Sofia Osorio, 46.31.

100-meter backstroke: 27. Sofia Osorio 1:19.61; 47. Sabrina Osorio 1:26.90.

50-meter butterfly: 37. Sofia Osorio 35.55.

100-meter freestyle: 39. Sabrina Osorio 1:10.68.

50-meter backstroke: 13. Sofia Osorio 36.18.

100-meter butterfly: 38. Sofia Osorio 1:21.21; 47. Sabrina Osorio 1:25.85.

50-meter freestyle: 47. Sabrina Osorio 33.17; 54. Sofia Osorio 34.27.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Hit The Road For IMR/IMX Challenge, Jon Olsen Gold Medal Invitational


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, April 26, 2018—Nearly 80 South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will compete in the IMR/IMX Challenge to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation.

The up-and-coming and talented swimmers will compete in the three-day meet at Sunrise Civic Center Pool beginning on Friday.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meets are fun, motivational meets to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR (Ready) Challenge lets swimmers see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check out their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The next level is the IMX (Xtreme) Challenge. The IMX Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can see where their score ranks nationally, their local LSC and their own club. All sessions are timed finals.

Among the 78 swimmers entered are Alana and Sarah Acevedo, Kaitlyn Barrios, Samuel Bullen, Javier Colmenares, Juan Colmenares, Kayla Cunningham, Alex Golding, Sally Golding, John Paul Handal, Zackary Harris, Jena Legaspi, Alejandro Mateus, Giada Porven, Alessandro Pereira and Christian Tijero.

IF YOU GO

What: IMR/IMX Challenge

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, Session I, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 9 a.m.; Sunday, Session III, 9 a.m.

Where: Sunrise Civic Center Pool, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and posted on the sunriseswimming.com website or Meet Mobile…All events are timed finals…For more information call pool office at 954-747-4635.

JON OLSEN GOLD MEDAL INVITE

ISLAMORADA—SOFLO’s Sabrina and Sofia Osorio will head to Key West for the three-day, timed final event at the Ron Levy Aquatic Center. The 13-year-old sisters will each compete in seven events. The meet has 383 swimmers from 14 teams including host Florida Keys Swim Club.

IF YOU GO

What: Jon Olsen Gold Medal Invitational

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, Session I, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 9 a.m.; Sunday, Session III, 9 a.m.

Where: Ron Levy Aquatic Center, 87000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada.

Of note: Admission is $3 per session. Heat sheets are $3 per session. Florida Keys Swim Club is host club of the three-day meet. The events are all timed finals. For more information call the pool office 305-853-1685.

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

SOFLO Swimmers End On Good Note At IMR-IMX Challenge


By Sharon Robb

October 3, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had several top finishes and best times on the final day of the weather-shortened SOFLO IMR-IMX Challenge Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Kaitlyn Barrios and Sarah Acevedo were SOFLO’s top girls’ finishers. Barrios placed third in the 50-yard breaststroke in 41.88. Acevedo was third in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.92.

Other SOFLO top six girls’ finishers were:

Jena Legaspi, fourth, 100-yard backstroke, 1:07.95.

Luna Delgado, fourth, 50-yard butterfly, best time 38.33.

Natalia Sibug, sixth, 50-yard backstroke, best time 39.66.

Valerie Vank, sixth, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:19.04.

Sara Quintero, sixth, 100-yard butterfly, 1:09.23.

Maria Legaspi, sixth, 50-yard breaststroke, 44.68.

Fernando Barreto was the top boys’ finisher, placing third in the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 35.40.

Other SOFLO top boys’ finishers were:

Juan Colmenares, fourth, 100-yard backstroke, 1:07.45; fourth, 100-yard butterfly, 1:03.07.

Yanni Michael, fourth, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:13.16, best time.

Enrique Rodriguez, fifth, 100-yard backstroke, 1:07.48.

Top point scorers for SOFLO were:

IMR Girls 10-and-under: 7. Giada Porven 1,821; 8. Anastasia Lutz 1,681, 10. Natalia Sibug 1,369, 13. Mary Sawyer 840, 14. Abigail Natino 768, 17. Sarah Vasquez 724, 18. Annie Schulze 647.

IMR Boys 10-and-under: 2. Owen Smith, 1,709; 4. Benjamin Kim 1,494; 7. Joseph-Blake Natino 589, 8. Kevin Moya 474.

IMX Girls 10-and-under: 4. Leah Pando 2,481; 5. Fiorella Di Salvo 2,458; 6.Kayla Cunningham 2,444; 7. Ava Kuznik, 2,044, 8. Kaitlyn Barrios 1,472.

IMX Boys 10-and-under: 2. Alessandro Pereira 3,367; 3. Javier Colmenares 2,958; 4. Jonathan Lozano 2,597; 5. Lucas Porven 2,535; 6. Fernando Barreto 2,217.

IMX Girls 11-year-olds: 5. Valerie Vank 2,666; 13. Sofia Osorio 2,076; 14. Sabrina Osorio 2,054; 16. Kathia Jaramillo 1,091; 17. Judith-Alison Natino 824.

IMX Boys 11-year-olds: 1. Alejandro Mateus 3,169; 3. Enrique Rodriguez 3,129; 5. Logan Gonzalez 2,606; 6. Christian Tijero 2,567; 9. Matthew Kim, 1,834; 10. Steven Sawyer 746.

IMX Girls 12-year-olds: 2. Sarah Acevedo 2,673; 3. Sara Quintero 2,668; 5. Jena Legaspi 2,232; 11. Emma Twombly 1,880; 12. Kalin Hubbard 1,828; 15. Mia Escudero 1,778.

IMX Boys 12-year-olds: 4. Juan Colmenares 2,896; 7. Yannai Michael 2,706; 8. Brennan Binder 2,659; 9. Mark Andre De Gracia 2,144; 13. Alex Golding 1,898; 14. Odin Farkas 1,544;

Bad weather and lightning forced the cancellation of Sunday’s final session for the older swimmers.

Nearly 500 swimmers and sixteen teams competed in one of the biggest Florida Gold Coast meets of the fall.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR (Ready) Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

SUNDAY RESULTS

MORNING SESSION

GIRLS

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, YMCA 35.82; SOFLO TOP 20: 6. Natalia Sibug 39.66, best time, 7. Anastasia Lutz 39.83, best time, 11. Giada Porven 42.68, 13. Maria Legaspi 43.29, 15. Abigail Natino 43.77, best time, 17. Mary Sawyer 44.04.

100-yard backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 1:05.92; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Jena Legaspi 1:07.95, 9. Sara Quintero 1:10.34, 11. Sarah Acevedo 1:10.81, 19. Daniela Barreto 1:14.24, 20. Valerie Vank 1:14.37.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Angelina Pasarin, SFTL 36.07; SOFLO TOP 20: 3. Kaitlyn Barrios 41.88, 6. Maria Legaspi 44.68, 11. Natalia Sibug 46.70, 13. Anastasia Lutz 48.22.

100-yard breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Sophie G, Gulliver 1:14.08; SOFLO TOP 20: 6. Valerie Vank 1:19.04, 7. Sara Quintero 1:20.13, 14. Sabrina Osorio 1:22.16, 15. Mia Escudero 1:22.26, 18. Sarah Acevedo 1:23.37, 20. Kalin Hubbard 1:24.94, 21. Emma Twombly 1:25.26.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Breanna Wood, St. Andrew’s 34.08; SOFLO: 4. Luna Delgado 38.33, best time, 7. Mary Sawyer 40.35, best time, 13. Giada Porven 41.96, best time, 14. Natalia Sibug 42.21, best time, 21. Anastasia Lutz 48.13, best time, 22. Maria Legaspi 49.31, best time, 23. Abigail Natino 49.47.

100-yard butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 1:02.93; SOFLO TOP 20: 3. Sarah Acevedo 1:06.92, 6. Sara Quintero 1:09.23, 17. Jena Legaspi 1:12.62, 22. Daniela Barreto 1:14.30, best time, 23. Valeria Vank 1:14.58, best time.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Fabio Rivas, Hialeah 35.42; SOFLO TOP 20: 9. Luca Hincapie 42.32, 10. tie, Owen Smith 43.16, best time and Kyle Dorn 43.16, best time; 12. Benjamin Kim 43.66, 19. Kevin Moya 45.36, best time.

100-yard backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafas, Hialeah 1:01.43; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Juan Colmenares 1:07.45, 5. Enrique Rodriguez 1:07.48, 7. Brennan Binder 1:08.45, 8. Alejandro Mateus 1:08.74, 14. Alex Golding 1:10.73, 16. Christian Tijero 1:11.86, 17. Logan Gonzalez 1:12.09, 18. Odin Farkas 1:12.74, 21. Alessandro Pereira 1:13.45.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Diego Balbi, Unattached 42.49; SOFLO TOP 20: 7. Benjamin Kim 48.11, 8. Luca Hincapie 48.20, 11. Owen Smith 50.54, 15. Joseph-Blake Natino 51.34.

100-yard breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 1:10.36; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Yannai Michael 1:13.16, best time, 7. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:14.60, best time, 11. Brennan Binder 1:18.28, best time, 14. Logan Gonzalez 1:20.81, best time, 16. Enrique Rodriguez 1:21.48, best time, 17. Alejandro Mateus 1:22.59, best time, 18. Alex Golding 1:22.77, 19. Alessandro Pereira 1:23.20, best time, 20. Odin Farkas 1:23.95, best time.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Fabio Mora, Gulliver 32.34; SOFLO TOP 20: 3. Fernando Barreto 35.40, best time, 8. Owen Smith 39.77, best time, 14. Benjamin Kim 43.09, best time, 17. Kyle Dorn 45.43, best time.

100-yard butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 58.05; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Juan Colmenares 1:03.07, 8. Brennan Binder 1:06.93, 9. Alejandro Mateus 1:07.68, 11. Michael Yannai 1:08.75, 12. Alessandro Pereira 1:10.64, 15. Enrique Rodriguez 1:13.07, 18. Christian Tijero 1:13.81, 21. Lucas Porven 1:14.79.

AFTERNOON SESSION CANCELLED

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com for results and questions.

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Shines On Final Day Of IMR-IMX Challenge


By Sharon Robb

September 27, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club dominated action on the final day of the IMR-IMX Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Zackary Harris, 10, of SOFLO led the 10-and-under boys.

Harris won the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:10.01, 100-yard breaststroke in 1:22.23 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:09.31.

Logan Gonzalez was a double winner for SOFLO. Gonzalez won the 50-yard breaststroke in 40.79 and 50-yard backstroke in 35.77

SOFLO’s Erika Pelaez, a triple winner, led the 10-and-under girls. Pelaez won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:09.61, 100-yard breaststroke in 1:27.29 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:12.21.

SOFLO’s Kelley Heron won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:10.98.

SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez won three 13-14 events in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:02.92, 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.18 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.57.

SUNDAY MORNING RESULTS

GIRLS

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 33.80, 2. Siera Leete, SFTL 37.78, 3. Gaby Martinez, SFTL 39.30.

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:09.61, 2. Camila Saporta, GRSC 1:18.65, 3. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:20.27; 11-12, 1. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 1:03.14, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 1:04.14, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 1:05.10.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 36.66, 2. Emma Granite, GRSC 46.10, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 46.50.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:27.29, 2. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:27.47, 3. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 1:27.82; 11-12, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 1:14.23, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 1:16.23, 3. Chloe Hernandez, GRSC 1:16.62.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 31.06, 2. Gaby Martinez, SFTL 38.46, 3 Sophie Lamelas, GRSC 39.03.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:12.21, 2. Camila Saporta, GRSC 1:15.62, 3. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:17.43; 11-12, 1. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 1:01.62, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 1:05.25, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 1:05.71.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Claudia Acosta, HSC 5:27.03, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 5:33.44, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 5:43.18.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 35.77, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 35.93, 3. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 36.14.

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:10.01, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.98, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:15.18; 11-12, 1. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:04.92, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:06.00, 3. Sebastian Lares, Unattached 1:06.98.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 40.79, 2. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 41.87, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 44.72.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:22.23, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:27.34, 3. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 1:30.12; 11-12, 1. Gianni Guagliardo, SOFLO 54.39, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:13.26, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:15.92.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 34.56, 2. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 35.80, 3. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 35.95.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:09.31, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.08, 3. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, HSC 1:13.18; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:00.94, 2. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:02.60, 3. Sebastian Lares, Unattached 1:07.02.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 5:17.49, 2. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 5:20.05, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 5:23.15.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Cameron Thomas, SF 2:19.96, 2. Allora Williams, SF 2:20.14, 3. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 2:21.46; 15-and-over, 1. Racine Ross, Azura 2:09.56, 2. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 2:10.97, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:12.90.

200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Allora Williams, SF 2:20.33, 2. Solana Capalbo, Azura 2:21.27, 3. Marianna Serrao, SOFLO 2:24.08; 15-and-over, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:10.98, 2. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 2:12.44, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:12.53.

500-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Gabriela Fernandez, HSC 5:24.76, 2. Marianna Serrao, SOFLO 5:27.02, 3. Allora Williams, SwimFast 5:29.75; 15-and-over, 1. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 5:02.82, 2. Andrea Van Den Berg, Azura 5:11.22, 3. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 5:21.64.

BOYS

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:02.93, 2. Drake Gil, BRST 2:06.90, 3. Kevin Degryze, SFTL 2:10.80; 15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, Unattached 1:52.65, 2. Marco Guarente, Azura 1:53.57, 3. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 1:54.07.

200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:03.18, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:08.66, 3. Drake Gil, BR2:09.91; 15-and-over, 1. Marco Guarente, Azura 1:52.20, 2. Julio Horrego, HSC 1:52.45, 3. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 1:55.41.

500-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:48.57, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 4:55.42, 3. Bryan Rivero, HSC 5:03.39; 15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 4:23.86, 2. Franco Lupoli, Azura 4:26.31, 3. Miguel Bermudez, Azura 4:39.84.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Dominates IMR-IMX Challenge Opening Day


By Sharon Robb

September 26, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club boys and girls swimmers dominated opening day of the IMR-IMX Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO boys were on fire in their home pool, capturing every race in the 10-and-under and 11-12, a first for the Florida Gold Coast club.

Among winners were:

Christian Tijero led a SOFLO sweep of the top three spots in the 100-yard IM winning in 1:18.04.

Zackary Harris, 200-yard IM, 2:27.81 and 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.41.

Joseph Lee, 200-yard IM, 2:15.70 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:17.40.

Tyler Hering, 100-yard freestyle, 1:05.89.

Also in the morning session, Erika Pelaez was a double winner among the 10-and-under SOFLO girls.

Pelaez, 9, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:32.01, dropping 4.33 off her previous best, and 200-yard freestyle in 2:16.76.

Molly Golding, 12, had a pair of third-place finishes in the 200-yard IM in 2:23.73 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:43.18.

The afternoon session for the 13-14 and 15-and-over swimmers was just as productive for SOFLO.

It was the SOFLO girls turn to dominate age group titles.

Kathleen Golding, 14, one of the nation’s top age groupers, won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:13.36, 200-yard breaststroke in 2:29.58 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:29.95.

Jessica Rodriguez was a double winner in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:25.40 and 400-yard IM in 4:37.06.

In one of the best races of the day, SOFLO’s Kelley Heron, 16, and Allison Kopas, 17, of Swim Fort Lauderdale were stroke-for-stroke in the 200-yard backstroke with Heron out-touching Kopas, 2:09.09-2:09.91.

SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:02.95 and 400-yard IM in 4:25.27.

There were a few non-SOFLO individual winners. Julio Horrego, swimming unattached won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:04.38 and 400-yard IM in 4:10.40. Bryan Rivero of Hialeah Swim Club won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:24.93. Nick Carter of Gulliver Swim Club won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:53.50.

The three-day meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

SATURDAY MORNING RESULTS

GIRLS

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Michele Fernandez, HSC 1:11.98, 2. Marin Zuchowski, Unattached 1:22.15, 3. Sophie Lamelas, GRSC 1:25.75.

200-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 2:32.01, 2. Sophia Perez, GRSC 2:44.48, 3. Camila Saporta, GRSC 2:46.28; 11-12, 1. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 2:18.59, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 2:22.81, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:23.73.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:03.82, 2. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:05.47, 3. Marin Zuchowski, Unattached 1:11.59.

200-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 2:16.76, 2. Camila Saporta, GRSC 2:27.29, 3. Nakai Chinogwenya, SF 2:33.15.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Claudia Acosta, HSC 5:27.03, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 5:33.44, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 5:43.18.

BOYS

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:18.04, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:20.87, 3. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 1:21.58.

200-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:27.81, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:34.32, 3. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, HSC 2:36.87; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 2:15.70, 2. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 2:16.18, 3. Josh Zuchowski, Unattached 2:19.58.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Tyler Hering, SOFLO 1:05.89, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:06.19, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:06.42.

200-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:13.41, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:19.77, 3. Luca Echeumuna, Azura 2:20.84.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 5:17.49, 2. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 5:20.05, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 5:23.15.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:13.36, 2. Allora Williams, SOFLO 2:14.57, 3. Amanda Kopas, SFTL 2:18.09; 15-and-over, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:09.29, 2. Allison Kopas, SFTL 2:09.91, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:15.60.

200-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:29.58, 2. Olivia Hernandez, GRSC 2:40.18, 3. Elise Larin, SOFLO 2:43.45; 15-18, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:25.40, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:29.10, 3. Allison Kopas, SFTL 2:37.99.

400-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:29.95, 2. Gabriela Fernandez, HSC 4:54.97, 3. Allora Williams, SF 5:00.47; 15-18, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:37.06, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 4:43.28, 3. Emiliana Pelaez, Unattached 5:02.12.

BOYS

200-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:02.95, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:05.34, 3. Bryant Segui, SOFLO 2:09.08; 15-18, 1. Nick Carter, GRSC 1:53.50, 2. Julio Horrego, Unattached 1:57.78, 3. Nicolas Oberndorfer, GRSC 2:00.54.

200-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Bryan Rivero, HSC 2:24.93, 2. Brandon Moran, SOFLO 2:25.39, 3. Kevin Degryze, SFTL 2:25.86; 15-18, 1. Julio Horrego, Unattached 2:04.38, 2. Marcelo Lauzurique, Unattached 2:16.91, 3. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 2:18.56.

400-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:25.27, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 4:29.04, 3. Bryan Rivero, HSC 4:35.18; 15-18, 1. Julio Horrego, Unattached 4:10.40, 2. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 4:16.98, 3. Javier Sanchez, GRSC 4:19.86.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Distance, IMR-IMX Challenge Open Begins Busy Weekend Of Swim Meets


By Sharon Robb

September 24, 2015—Several top Florida Gold Coast swimmers will compete over the next three days at the SOFLO Distance, IMR-IMX Challenge Open Invite.

Nearly 400 swimmers will compete at Academic Village Pool. Not only will they get some much-need racing in but will also get a chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

Among the field are: SOFLO’s and TYR Swimmer of the Month Kathleen Golding, Julien Pinon, CJ Kopecki, Kelley Heron, Ervin Marin and Annita Huang; Fernando Alatorre, Marcelo Acosta, Marco Guarente, Elaid Fraiman, Racine Ross, Andrea Van Den Berg of Azura Florida Aquatics; Kelly Harrington and Matt Taddonio of Boca Raton Swim Team; Nicolas Oberndorfer, Isabella Acosta and Jake Wienants of Gulliver Swim Club; Kelly Gest, Victoria Miyamoto and Tyler Zuyus of Pompano Beach Piranhas; Bryan Rivero and Victor Valdes of Hialeah Swim Club; Allison and Amanda Kopas of Swim Fort Lauderdale and Allora Williams of SwimFast.

The up-and-coming swimmers will compete in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions are timed finals.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

Friday’s distance events are 500- and 1000-yard freestyle and 400 IM will be held.

The 10-and-under IMR events are 100 IM, 100 free, 50 backstroke, 50 breaststroke and 50 butterfly; the IMX events are 200 IM, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly.

The 11-12 IMX events are 200 IM, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly.

The IMX 13-and-over events are 200 IM, 400 IM, 500 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 butterfly.

It will be a busy weekend of swimming in South Florida much to the delight of coaches whose workouts have been plagued by rain and lightning the past few weeks.

On Friday, Pine Crest hosts an 8&Under Sizzler; North Miami will host the Open Invite Saturday and Sunday at Miami Dade-North.

FSPA will host the developmental and high school invitational Friday and Saturday at the Sailfish Splash Water Park in Stuart, site of the state high school meets in November.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO Distance, IMR-IMX Challenge Open Invite

When: Friday, Friday Distance, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, IMX/IMR Challenge, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines

Of note: Nine teams are entered including Azura Florida Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team, Gulliver Swim Club, Hammerhead Aquatics, Hialeah Swim Club, Pompano Beach Piranhas, SOFLO, Swim Fort Lauderdale and SwimFast.

Admission: $3 per session, $3 heat sheets per session. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com