SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez Wins TYR Distance Thriller; Next Up: SOFLO IMX/IMR Challenge Saturday And Sunday


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 5, 2018—In a thrilling finish, Rafael Rodriguez of South Florida Aquatic Club won a gutsy 1,000-yard freestyle race Friday night in the TYR Friday Distance Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Rodriguez, 16, outsprinted Maxwell Miller of YMCA of South Florida and Cameron Taddonio of Boca Raton Swim Team to win in 9 minutes, 48.23 seconds.

Miller, 18, was second in a best time 9 minutes and 48.54 seconds. Florida State-bound Taddonio, 18, was third in 9 minutes and 48.63 seconds, also a best time.

Miller dropped 5.92 off his previous best and Taddonio dropped 42.13 off his entry time of 10:30.76.

The trio were the only swimmers to dip under 10 minutes. It was one of the closest finishes in a boys’ distance race in Florida Gold Coast history.

Mary Smutny, 18, swimming unattached, won the girls’ 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:15.88. SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding, 17, was second in a best time 10:17.22, dropping 2.06 and teammate Mallory Schleicher, 14, was third in 10:39.51.

On Saturday and Sunday, swimmers will get the opportunity to to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

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.

On Saturday, the 10-and-under and 11-12 IMR events are 100 IM, 200 IM, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle and begin at 8:30 a.m. The 13-and-over 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 IM begin 12:30 p.m.

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., the 10-and-under and 12-and-under events are 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly. The 13-and-over events begin at noon and include the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 500 freestyle.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,000-yard freestyle:
1. Mary Smutny, Unattached 10:15.88, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 10:17.22, time drop, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 10:39.51; SOFLO: 5. Paige Lane 10:44.14, time drop, 11. Molly Golding 11:06.59, 12. Maya Coffey 11:13.62.

BOYS

1,000-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 9:48.23, 2. Maxwell Miller, YSF 9:48.54, 3. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 9:48.63; SOFLO: 4. Philopatier Ibrahim 10:10.68, 6. Leonardo Mateus 10:20.87, 7. Robert Wilson 10:25.22, 8. Lance Lesage 10:25.51, time drop, 9. Nicolas Rossi 10:25.66, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO IMX/IMR Challenge

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and noon.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on Meet Mobile or http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX. For information call 954-538-3721.

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

SOFLO Ends On Good Note On Final Day Of IMX-IMR Challenge


By Sharon Robb

May 2, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club ended on a good note at the IMX-IMR Challenge Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Alejandro Mateus, 10, won the 100-meter freestyle in a best time 1:09.12, dropping 3.08 seconds.

Mateus was also fourth in the 50-meter butterfly in a best time 34.17 and fourth in the 50-meter backstroke in 36.21, also a best time.

Paige Lane, 13, was second in the 13-and-over 100-meter butterfly in 1:10.73. Lane was also third in the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:16.74, dropping 3.69 seconds.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 10, was third in the 12-and-under 100-meter freestyle in a best time 1:19.43, shaving 7.12 seconds off her previous best.

Leah Pando, 10, was fourth in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:21.70, also a best time and dropping 6.85.

Samuel Quintero, 15, was third in the 13-and-over, 200-meter individual medley in 2:26.68.

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

The IM (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 IMR Challenge 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

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:

12-and-under, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 2:42.11, 2. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 2:45.87, 3. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Shars 2:55.01; 13-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:34.93, 2. Vanessa Mesa, Hialeah 2:41.96, 3. Janet D’Alessandro, AquaKids Sharks 2:42.60.

50-meter butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Shanelle Gonzalez, Hialeah 31.23, 2. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 32.81, 3. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 34.64.

100-meter butterfly:

13-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:08.18, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:10.73, 3. Gabriela Fernandez, Hialeah 1:12.45.

50-meter backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 36.07, 2. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 36.62, 3. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 37.48.

100-meter backstroke:

13-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:14.04, 2. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 1:14.94, 3. Lindsay Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 1:15.80.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-and-over, 1. Gabriela Fernandez, Hialeah 1:22.96, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:23.68, 3. Isabella Jurado, Unattached 1:26.51.

50-meter breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 38.17, 2. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 38.93, 3. Shannelle Gonzalez, Hialeah 39.95.

100-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Paola Gonzalez, Flying Fish 1:14.29, 2. Angelina Baucells, Flying Fish 1:17.00, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 1:19.43, best time, 4. Leah Pando, SOFLO 1:21.70, best time.

200-meter freestyle:

11-12, 1. Shannelle Gonzalez, Hialeah 2:19.97, 2. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 2:22.13, 3. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 2:28.53; 13-and-under, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:12.76, 2. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 2:16.13, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:16.74, best time.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley”

12-and-under, 1. Dominic Bono, AquaKids Sharks 2:39.35, 2. Yesh Mandava, YSF 2:43.87, 3. Samuel Leal, Flying Fish 3:15.46; 13-and-over, 1. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:20.32, 2. Bryan Rivero, Hialeah 2:23.36, 3. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 2:26.68.

50-meter butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 30.64, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 32.07, 3. Dominic Bono, AquaKids Sharks 34.02, 4. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 34.17, best time.

100-meter butterfly:

13-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 58.60, 2. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 59.39, 3. Juan Imposimato, YSF 1:02.01.

50-meter backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 34.00, 2. Yesh Mandava, YSF 34.85, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 35.55, 4. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 36.21, best time.

100-meter backstroke:

13-and-under, 1. George Lubian, Flying Fish 1:03.53, 2. Juan Imposimato, YSF 1:04.00, 3. John Torres, Flying Fish 1:05.65.

50-meter breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 36.42, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 37.78, 3. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 40.32.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-and-over, 1. Michael Fernandez, Hialeah 1:15.08, 2. Andres Garcia, Hialeah 1:16.83, 3. George Lubian, Flying Fish 1:16.96.

100-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:09.12, best time, 2. George Gonzalez, Flying Fish 1:12.66, 3. Rithvik Marri, YSF 1:20.13.

200-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 2:12.85, 2. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 2:12.87, 3. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 2:18.77; 13-and-over, 1. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:03.18, 2. Joseph Cardozo, Flying Fish 2:04.88, 3. John Torres, Flying Fish 2:06.19.

ELSEWHERE

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson was named brand ambassador of Rainforest Seafoods in Jamaica, the Caribbean’s largest supplier of fish and seafood.

The three-time Jamaican Olympian will be supported by the company during her run for Olympic gold this summer in Rio de Janeiro.

“We recognize her incredible drive and passion for the sport, and we are looking forward to supporting Alia’s efforts in achieving maximum preparedness, while rallying the support of the Jamaican people as she goes on to make her mark at the Rio Olympics,” said CEO Brian Jardim.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO Swimmers Sweep On Day Two Of IMX-IMR Challenge


By Sharon Robb

May 1, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club boys swept the top three places in the 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter freestyle to highlight action at the IMX-IMR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Sebastian Lares, 11, won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:12.63 followed by Alejandro Mateus, 10, in 1:17.88 and Zackary Harris, 11, in 1:18.51. All three were best times by the trio of talented swimmers.

In the 200-meter freestyle, Mateus won in a best time 2:29.33, Christian Tijero, 10, was second in 2:34.63, also a best time and Alessandro Pereira, 9, was third in 2:39.60 in his race debut.

The meet concludes on Sunday with the competition beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Up-and-coming swimmers are competing in the IMR 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 IM (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 IMR Challenge 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.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

100-meter butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 1:11.64, 2. Shannelle Gonzalez, Hialeah 1:12.36, 3. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 1:16.28, best time, 4. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 1:17.92; 13-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:25.98, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:29.16, best time, 3. Rose Smiddy, AquaKids Sharks 2:35.05, 4. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 2:41.97.

100-meter backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 1:18.21, 2. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 1:19.37, best time, 3. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 1:19.51.

200-meter backstroke:

13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:34.42, best time, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:36.04, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 2:39.87.

100-meter breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 1:23.96, 2. Isabella Chambers, PST 1:24.89, 3. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 1:26.08.

200-meter breaststroke:

13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:51.97, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:57.62, best time, 3. Gabriela Fernandez, Hialeah 2:57.64, 4. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:58.47.

200-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 2:28.81, best time, 2. Paolo Gonzalez, Flying Fish 2:39.46, 3. Angelina Baucells, Flying Fish 2:52.61.

400-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 5:00.85, 2. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 5:02.27, best time, 3. Isabella Chambers, PST 5:02.60; 13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:34.15, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:34.32, 3. Rose Smiddy, AquaKids Sharks 4:48.70.

BOYS

100-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 1:08.66, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 1:09.99, 3. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:10.52, best time.

200-meter freestyle:

13-and-over, 1. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:10.23, 2. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 2:10.54, 3. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 2:16.87.

100-meter backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:12.63, best time, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:17.88, best time, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:18.51, best time.

200-meter backstroke:

13-and-over, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 2:17.27, best time, 2. Juan Imposimato, YSF 2:18.42, 3. John Torres, Flying Fish 2:18.55.

100-meter breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 1:16.31, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 1:24.08, 3. Javier Roman, SOFLO 1:25.66, best time.

200-meter breaststroke:

1.Julio Horrego, Hialeah 2:27.85, 2. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 2:39.60, 3. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 2:42.40.

200-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:29.33, best time, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 2:34.63, best time, 3. Alesaandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:39.60.

400-meter freestyle;

12-and-under, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 4:44.73, 2. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 4;48.20, 3. Dominic Bono, AquaKids Sharks 4:48.37; 13-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 4:19.32, 2. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:10.50, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:23.37, 4. Sam Asnis, SOFLO 4:23.47.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO IMX-IMR Challenge

When: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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

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

ELSEWHERE

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson was fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.55 and pocketed $1,000 Friday night in the inaugural TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet at University of Louisville.

It was part of a fundraising weekend for the Cardinals’ swim program, where former Florida Gold Coast St. Thomas Aquinas alum and expectant father Vlad Polyakov coaches.

The pro swim meet featured 16 of the best men and women pro swimmers from around the world.

Atkinson survived all three rounds of competition. SOFLO teammate Megan Romano was eliminated in the opening round in 22.94.

Bahamian Olympian Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace of SwimMAC won the women’s event in 21.43 and $4,000 in prize money. Josh Schneider of New York Athletic Club won the men’s event in 19.14.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Sweeps Events On Opening Day Of IMX-IMR Challenge


By Sharon Robb

April 29, 2016—Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club was a double winner on the opening day of the IMX-IMR Challenge Friday at Academic Village Pool.

Golding, 15, a U.S. Olympic trials qualifier, topped a field of 66 swimmers in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:25.82.

Her younger sister Molly Golding, 13, was second in a best time 2:37.87, dropping 5.92 seconds off her previous best.

SOFLO teammate Katrina Del Vecchio, 13, was third in 2:40.11, also a best time, shaving 1.04 seconds off her seed time.

Golding also won the 400 IM in 5:10.42. Molly Golding was fourth in 5:33.39, another best time dropping 4.45 seconds.

SOFLO’s Ervin Marin, 16, won the boys 200 IM in 2:16.41. SOFLO swept the top four spots in the event.

The meet continues on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

Up-and-coming swimmers are competing in the IMR 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 IM (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 IMR Challenge 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 RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:

1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:25.82, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:37.87, best time, 3. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 2:40.11, best time, 4. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 2:40.11.

400-meter individual medley:

13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 5:10.42, 2. Rose Smiddy, AquaKids Sharks 5:23.85, 3. Gabriela Fernandez, Hialeah 5:30.79, 4. Molly Golding, SOFLO 5:33.39, best time.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:

1. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 2:16.41, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 2:17.81, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:20.59, 4. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:25.53.

400-meter individual medley:

13-and-over, 1.Julio Horrego, Hialeah 4:37.43, 2. John Torres, Flying Fish 4:58.65, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:59.29, 4. Michael Fernandez, Hialeah 5:01.04.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO IMX-IMR Challenge

When: Saturday-Sunday, IMX/IMR Challenge, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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

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

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO Hosts IMX-IMR Challenge; Atkinson, Romano Will Compete In TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet


By Sharon Robb

April 28, 2016—Kathleen Golding, Sebastian Lares and Valerie Vank are among top-seeded South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers in this weekend’s IMX-IMR Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Several top Florida Gold Coast swimmers will join SOFLO swimmers over the next three days at IMX-IMR Challenge.

In addition to SOFLO, among other FGC clubs entered are AquaKids Sharks, Plantation Swim Team, Hialeah Swim Club, SwimFast and Flying Fish.

Among other top-seeded swimmers are Julio Horrego of Hialeah Swim Club, Isabella Chambers of Plantation Swim Team, and siblings Luke and Mary Smutny of AquaKids Sharks.

The meet opens Friday at 5:30 p.m. with the open 200-meter individual medley and 13-and-over 400-meter individual medley. The meet continues through Sunday.

Not only will swimmers 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.

The up-and-coming swimmers will compete in the IMR 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 IM (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 IMR Challenge 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.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO IMX-IMR Challenge

When: Friday, Friday, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, IMX/IMR Challenge, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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

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

ELSEWHERE

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson and Megan Romano left Thursday morning for Louisville, Ky. where the elite pair will compete in the inaugural TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet Friday at the University of Louisville.

It is part of a fundraising weekend for the Cardinals’ swim program.

Friday night’s pro swim meet will feature 16 of the best men and women pro swimmers from around the world.

Romano is a 2013 world champion and NCAA champion. Atkinson is a three-time Olympian for Jamaica and world short course record holder.

The pros, in addition to competing for prize money, will team with members of the Louisville swim team to hold a Drowning Prevention Clinic and also be part of a dinner with contributors.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day One Of IMX-IMR Challenge

SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day One Of IMX-IMR Challenge


By Sharon Robb

October 4, 2014—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers and coaches got the opportunity to gauge their progress at the IMX-IMR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Several SOFLO swimmers turned in best times while competing against teammates and other Florida Gold Coast swimmers.

Among SOFLO’s top finishers posting best short course times were:

Sara Quintero, 100-yard individual medley, 1:13.82.

Molly Golding, 200-yard individual medley, 2:26.23; 500-yard freestyle, 5:44.52.

Kathleen Golding, 200-yard backstroke, 2:11.06.

Joseph Lee, 200-yard individual medley, 2:22.36; 500-yard freestyle, 5:32.02.

Rafael Rodriguez, 200-yard individual medley, 2:04.74.

Nicolas Rossi, 1,650-yard freestyle, 19:06.06.

Ervin Marin, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:13.40.

Both the IMR and IMX programs are USA Swimming-sanctioned.

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.

In addition to host SOFLO, other Florida Gold Coast clubs competing are Boca Raton Swim Team, AquaKids Sharks, Metro Aquatics, Kendall, Coral Springs Swim Club, North Miami and Hialeah Storm. Several high school swimmers, heading into the second month of the season, are also competing.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. SOFLO “C” 1:54.47 (Amy-Nicole Toro, Sally Golding, Leah Pando, Katrina Del Vecchio), 2. SOFLO “B” 2:00.56, 3. SOFLO “H” 2:10.22; 13-and-over, 1. SOFLO “A” 1:44.59 (Kathleen Golding, Kelley Heron, Carly Swanson, Melissa Marinheiro), 2. SOFLO “B” 1:47.62, 3. Boca Raton Swim Team 1:47.82.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 1:13.82, best time, 2. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:14.55, 3. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:17.33.

200-yard individual medley:

11, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:26.23, best time, 2. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 2:31.55, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 2:33.61; 12, 1. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 2:22.38, 2. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 2:23.48, 3. Maddy Schain, AquaKids Sharks 2:29.51.

400-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:28.26, 2. Cloe Bedard-Khalid, Metro Aquatics 4:36.00, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:39.76.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 1:03.02, 2. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 1:04.19, 3. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 1:06.10.

500-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 5;44.52, best time, 2. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 5:55.75, best time, 3. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 6:04.59.

200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:11.06, best time, 2. Gabriela Fernandez, Hialeah 2:22.25, 3. Annita Huang, SOFLO 2:22.88; 15-and-over, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:08.22, 2. Rose Smiddy, AquaKids Sharks 2:12.56, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:13.65.

200-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:27.24, 2. Hailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 2:33.85, 3. Delanie Perez, SOFLO 2:35.81; 15-and-over, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:24.28, 2. Rebecca Wilkerson, CSSC 2:29.34, 3. Arianna Noya, Metro Aquatics 2:29.53.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. SOFLO “F” (Roberto Garrido, Aldo Zepeda, Odin Farkas, John Paul Handal), 2. SOFLO “D” 2:06.01, 3. SOFLO “H” 2:06.44; 13-and-over, 1. SOFLO “A” 1:30.07 (Ryan Capote, Ervin Marin, Gustavo Valery, Timothy Wynter), 2. SOFLO “B” 1:34.26, 3. Boca Raton Swim Team 1:34.95.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 1:12.01, 2. Nikita Efimov, North Miami 1:12.25, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:12.32.

200-yard individual medley:

11, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 2:22.36, best time, 2. Michael Arias, SOFLO 2:25.81, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 2:26.16; 12, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:04.74, best time, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:15.28, best time, 3. Eiza Gantus, SOFLO 2:25.64, best time.

400-yard individual medley: 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 4:06.40, 2. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 4:11.95, 3. Alejandro Carriazo, Metro Aquatics 4:13.87.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 1:02.41, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 1:02.68, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:02.74, best time.

500-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 5:32.02, best time, 2. Michael Arias, SOFLO 5:35.76, best time, 3. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 5:35.90, best time.

1,650-yard freestyle mixed:

8-12, 1. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 19:06.06, best time, 2. Eiza Gantus, SOFLO 19:14.29, 3. Janet D’Alessandro, AquaKids Sharks 19:44.13; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, Metro Aquatics 16:49.57, 2. Juan Diaz, Unattached 17:38.27, 3. Marianna Serrao, SOFLO 18:23.17.

200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Bryan Rivero, Hialeah 2:07.88, 2. Lester Machado, Hialeah 2;15.30, 3. Michael Fernandez, Hialeah 2:19.29; 15-and-over, 1. Timothy Wynter, SOFLO 1:54.35, 2. Alejandro Carriazo, Metro Aquatics 1:58.85, 3. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 1:58.92.

200-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 2:13.40, best time, 2. Adrian Aguilar, Metro Aquatics 2:19.62, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 2:27.74; 15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 2:06.34, 2. Jordan Colon, SOFLO 2:14.88, 3. Bernardo Lima, Metro Aquatics 2:16.15.

Full results can be found at swim4soflo.com or meet mobile.

IF YOU GO

What: IMX-IMR Challenge

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, Session 4, 8:30-10:21 a.m.; Session 5, 11:30 a.m.-2:42 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

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

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com