Sophia Grubbs Leads SOFLO In Session Three Of NPB Summer Kickoff


By Sharon Robb

June 2, 2019—Sophia Grubbs of South Florida Aquatic Club won her first event of the 11th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff Sunday at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

On the second and final day of the meet, Grubbs, 14, won the 13-14 200-meter breaststroke in 2:59.02.

Grubbs was also 13th in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:45.55 and 16th in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:22.86, also held on Sunday.

Izzy Wilson, 12, was sixth in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:51.93, dropping 1.31 seconds off her previous best.

Adrian Hernandez, 13, was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher. Hernandez finished the meet with two fifth places and three career-best times.

Hernandez was fifth in the 13-14 200-meter individual medley in 2:37.14, dropping 1.88 and 100-meter backstroke in 1:13.19, dropping 3.57.

Hernandez was also 11th in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:49.54, shaving 3.75 seconds off his previous best and cracking 4:50 minutes for the first time. His previous best was 4:53.29.

SOFLO has the largest team with 83 swimmers entered in 394 time final races.

The meet, one of the Florida Gold Coast’s top summer meets, has attracted some of the Florida Gold Coast’s top teams including Azura, Boca Raton Swim Team, SwimFast, Martin County, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming and hosts North Palm Beach and Plantation Swim Team.

SUNDAY SESSION THREE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Rafaella Araujo, Azura 2:36.76; SOFLO: 13. Sophia Grubbs 2:45.55, 44. Ahana Thakur 3:29.62; 15-and-over, 1. Elizabeth Zubero, NSU 2:29.60.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Cassandra Kraft, GRSC 1:03.84; SOFLO: 53. Ahana Thakur 1:24.94; 15-and-over, 1. Mariel Mencia, Azura 59.95.

200-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 2:59.02; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 2:54.20.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 1:14.09; SOFLO: 16. Sophia Grubbs 1:22.86, 39. Ahana Thakur 1:40.94; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 1:08.90.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Meghan Perez, GRSC 2:33.83; 15-and-over, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 2:32.90.

400-meter freestyle:
Open, 1. Catalina Galea Berraud, SFTL 4:43.25; SOFLO: 6. Izzy Wilson 4:51.93, time drop, 19. Gabriela Avila 5:21.51, 23. Sarah Vasquez 5:24.26, 32. Pilar Duranti 5:39.11, 35. Cali Harries 6:30.74.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 2:28.09; SOFLO: 5. Adrian Hernandez 2:37.14, time drop, 9. Austin Nelson 2:43.09, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 2:21.42.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 58.63; 15-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 51.60.

200-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:33.43; 15-and-over, 1. Christian March, PAQ 2:38.50.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Daniel Givskv, SFTL 1:10.10; SOFLO: 5. Adrian Hernandez 1:13.19, time drop, 7. Austin Nelson 1:16.01, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 1:02.75.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 2:18.27; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Bernotti, BRST 2:16.62.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:22.66; SOFLO: 11. Adrian Hernandez 4:49.54, 19. Austin Nelson 5:03.82, 23. Juan Vallmitjana 5:23.95, time drop, 26. Connor Jimenez 5:59.92, 27. Mason Jimenez 6:01.50, 28. Matthew Jimenez 6:24.61.

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

Wilson, Vallmitjana, Ekanayake Lead SOFLO In NPB Summer Kickoff’s Session Two; Colmenares, Michael Honored At Franklin Academy


By Sharon Robb

June 1, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club’s success continued during the second session of the 11th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

Izzy Wilson, 12, won the 11-12 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:21.52, dropping 0.09. She was also seventh in the 50-meter butterfly in a best time 34.78, dropping 0.76 and ninth in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:51.55.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, won the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:31.07, dropping an impressive 3.56. He was also second in the 50-meter freestyle in a best time 33.32, dropping 0.25 and third in the 50-meter butterfly in 37.97.

Hashan Ekanayake, 12, won the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:20.38 with a nice time drop of 4.96. He was also fourth in the 50-meter freestyle in a best time 30.83 with a time drop of 0.85.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Anastasia Lutz, 12, second, 50-meter freestyle, 30.00, time drop.

Shelby Evans, 9, third, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:46.57, time drop.

Alexandra Strong, 10, third, 100-meter backstroke, 1:31.59, time drop.

Fiorella Di Salvo, 11, third, 100-meter backstroke, 1:19.47.

Connor Jimenez, 10, third, 200-meter freestyle, 2:43.44.

Martin Petkov, 10, third, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:51.77, time drop.

SOFLO has the largest team with 83 swimmers entered in 394 time final races.

The meet, one of the Florida Gold Coast’s top summer meets, has attracted some of the Florida Gold Coast’s top teams including Azura, Boca Raton Swim Team, SwimFast, Martin County, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming and hosts North Palm Beach and Plantation Swim Team. The meet concludes Sunday with two more sessions.

SOFLO SWIMMERS TAKE TOP HONORS

Juan Colmenares of South Florida Aquatic Club earned Most Valuable Player for Franklin Academy at its recent high school banquet.

SOFLO teammate Yannai Michael was awarded the Golden Panther Award for the high school swim team, the highest honor an athlete can earn. The award is for an athlete that is an example of leadership, positive attitude and hard work in the pool and in the classroom. The team leader exhibits a professional character that is noticed by his coach.

Franklin Academy enjoyed its first year in high school swimming.

SATURDAY SESSION TWO RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Natalie Dufflocq, NPB 2:42.06; SOFLO: 8. Mikhel Martin 3:03.97, 15. Shelby Evans 3:11.67, 16. Olivia Wilson 3:11.68; 11-12, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 2:21.52, time drop; SOFLO: 8. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:30.95, time drop, 21. Caterina Fogli 2:37.62, time drop, 25. Sarah Vasquez 2:40.37, 29. Genesis Escobar 2:44.42, time drop, 31. Pilar Duranti 2:45.04, 34. Jordyn Henry 2:52.96, 39. Cali Harries 3:09.19, 40. Gel’lesa Lewis 3:10.00

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 1:35.03; SOFLO: 3. Shelby Evans 1:46.57, time drop, 4. Caitlin Nguyen 1:46.81, 7. Gianna Martin 1:50.65, 10. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:52.02, 11. Mackenzie McPherson 1:52.31, time drop, 16. Gabriela Marin 1:55.49, time drop, 17. Olivia Wilson 1:56.74, time drop, 18. Amanda Grubbs 1:57.77, 20. Jordan Evans 1:59.69, 21. Sophia Avila 2:02.01; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 1:23.27; SOFLO: 5. Anastasia Lutz 1:30.48, time drop, 9. Gabriela Avila 1:35.11, time drop, 12. Mariana Pinto 1:37.62, time drop, 17. Cali Harries 1:44.35, 18. Gel’lesa Lewis 1:45.60.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 1:26.45; SOFLO: 3. Alexandra Strong 1:31.59, time drop, 8. Sophia Avila 1:35.58, time drop, 9. Jemma Baldwin 1:36.88, time drop, 10. Saree Young 1:38.24, time drop, 11. Sofia Gomez 1:39.44, 12. Mackenzie McPherson 1:40.29, time drop; 11-12, 1. Paola Negrin, GRSC 1:19.41; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:19.47, 13. Gabriela Avila 1:25.29, time drop, 24. Jordyn Henry 1:30.77, 26. Sarah Bedoya 1:32.77, time drop, 29. Siena Ladner 1:40.31, time drop, 33. Cali Harries 1:47.09.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Natalie Dufflocq, NPB 36.08; SOFLO: 9. Saree Young 42.80, time drop, 10. Caitlin Nguyen 43.43, time drop, 11. Mikhel Martin 43.51, time drop, 15. Amanda Grubbs 46.31, time drop, 16. Jemma Baldwin 47.86, 24. Sophia Avila 50.88, 29. Gabriela Marin 52.86, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 31.01; SOFLO: 7. Izzy Wilson 3478, time drop, 9. Fiorella Di Salvo 34.95, time drop, 17. Mariana Pinto 36.06, time drop, 22. Caterina Fogli 37.05, time drop, 31. Genesis Escobar 40.18, 33. Sarah Vasquez 40.40, 36. Siena Ladner 44.88, 38. Sarah Bedoya 46.59, 39. Gel’lesa Lewis 49.81.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Natalie Dufflocq, NPB 32.99; SOFLO: 8. Mikhel Martin 37.29, time drop, 11. Alessandra Gendarmi 37.85, 12. Alexandra Strong 37.93, time drop, 13. Caitlin Nguyen 38.02, 16. Jemma Baldwin 38.28, time drop, 22. Sofia Gomez 39.45, 23. Olivia Wilson 39.63, time drop, 24. Saree Young 39.84, time drop, 25. Mackenzie McPherson 39.99, 29. Amanda Grubbs 40.53, 32. Gianna Martin 41.27, time drop, 33. Gabriela Martin 41.36, 46. Jordan Evans 45.41, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sidney Araton, Azura 28.96; SOFLO: 2. Anastasia Lutz 30.00, time drop, 6. Mariana Pinto 31.97, time drop, 22. Sarah Vasquez 34.09, time drop, 24. Genesis Escobar 34.56, time drop, 26. Caterina Fogli 34.74, 28. Pilar Duranti 34.81, time drop, 33. Jordyn Henry 36.24, 36. Sarah Bedoya 37.61, time drop, 41. Siena Ladner 38.76.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:31.07, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 2:43.44; 11-12, 1. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 2:20.38, time drop; SOFLO: 9. Marvan Ekanayake 2:31.82, time drop, 11. Ethan McPeek 2:32.73, time drop, 12. Luca Hincapie 2:34.42, time drop, 14. Stefano Mazzi 2:36.06, time drop, 23. Matt McVeigh 2:48.75, 28. Mason Jimenez 3:00.40, 29. Matthew Jimenez 3:02.75.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Frank Vincze, SF 1:44.24; SOFLO: 3. Martin Petkov 1:51.77, time drop, 4. Aryav Thakur 1:52.40, 12. Dylan McVeigh 2:01.46, 14. Reed Woodward 2:04.47, 16. Logan McPeek 2:11.86, 17. Preston Christensen 2:12.68, 18. Matthew Ortiz 2:17.63, 19. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 2:19.91; 11-12, 1. Juanfra Gudino, GRSC 1:28.14; SOFLO: 4. Ethan McPeek 1:33.82, time drop, 5. Benjamin Kim 1:33.90, time drop, 9. Felix Gonzalez 1:39.57, time drop, 10. Nicholas Pelaez 1:39.63, time drop, 13. Matt McVeigh 1:42.40, time drop, 16. Thomas Pereira-Ramallo 1:51.69.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Trace Colton, NPB 1:27.98; SOFLO: 7. Preston Christiansen 1:51.30, time drop, 10. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 2:00.04; 11-12, 1. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 1:11.19; SOFLO: 5. Benjamin Kim 1:23.65, time drop, 7. Alessio Mazzi 1:25.72, time drop, 11. Felix Gonzalez 1:29.81, time drop.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Duy Vuong, NPB 36.47; SOFLO: 3. Juan Vallmitjana 37.97, 4. Connor Jimenez 40.24, 8. Noah Mejias 46.50, 14. Dylan McVeigh 51.78, 16. Matthew Ortiz 52.48, 17. Reed Woodward 52.54, 18. Aryav Thakur 53.53, time drop, 20. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 55.29, 25. Logan McPeek 57.51, 26. Julian Sibug 57.62, time drop, 27. Ryan Harries 57.72, 31. Eric Ferrer 1:00.96; 11-12, 1. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 29.95; SOFLO: 5. Luca Hincapie 33.65, time drop, 7. Ethan McPeek 35.22, time drop, 8. Derek Hau 35.63, time drop, 10. Nicholas Perez 36.72, 20. Thomas Pereira-Ramallo 45.12, 21. Mason Jimenez 46.13.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Duy Vuong, NPB 32.47; SOFLO: 2. Juan Vallmitjana 33.32, time drop, 4. Connor Jimenez 33.75, 18. Martin Petkov 41.73, 22. Dylan McVeigh 44.04, 24. Reed Woodward 44.44, 25. Preston Christensen 44.67, 28. Logan McPeek 46.41, 31. Matthew Ortiz 47.25, time drop, 33. Eric Ferrer 47.52, 44. Julian Sibug 52.38, 48. Toma Petkov 55.06; 11-12, 1. Alexander Zapata, TSA 28.85; SOFLO: 4. Hashan Ekanayake 30.83, time drop, 5. Marvan Ekanayake 31.43, 8. Luca Hincapie 32.14, time drop, 12. Derek Hau 32.71, time drop, 13. Felix Gonzalez 32.89, time drop, 14. Alessio Mazzi 32.99, time drop, 17. Nicholas Perez 33.38, time drop, 19. Stefano Mazzi 33.60, time drop, 26. Benjamin Kim 35.03, 32. Matt McVeigh 36.22, tme drop, 34. Matthew Jimenez 36.58, time drop, 39. Mason Jimenez 37.85, 43. Thomas Pereira-Ramallo 38.66, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: 11th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff

When: Sunday

Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9141 NW Second Street, off Broward Blvd.

Schedule: Sunday, Session One 9 a.m.-1:37 p.m., Session Two 2-5:29 p.m.

Of note: Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting the meet…North Palm Beach Swim Club staff is running the meet for the seventh consecutive year…Admission is $5 each session, heat sheet $2 each session. Meet directors are Alf Aguirre, 305-773-6060 and Dick Cavanah 561-762-7261…Time lines, psych sheets and results are posted at http://www.npbswimming.com and Meet Mobile.

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

Lutz, Wilson, Vallmitjana Shine For SOFLO In Session Three Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, January 26, 2019–The future looks bright for South Florida Aquatic Club’s young swimmers.

SOFLO’s Izzy Wilson, Anastasia Lutz and Juan Vallmitjana won individual races on a rainy second day of the TYR SOFLO Open Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

During the meet’s third session, SOFLO’s D boys’ 200-yard medley relay of Matthew Jimenez, Jordan Le-Vega, Thomas Pereira-Ramallo and Emiliano Cavani won in 2:01.61.

Lutz, 12, won the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 26.86. She has 35 points in high point.

Wilson, 12, won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:36.64. She has 36 points in high point.

Vallmitjana, 10, won the 50-yard breaststroke in best time 41.03. He was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in 31.32. He has 25 points in high point.

Other Top 3 SOFLO finishers were:

Shelby Evans, 8, third, 200-yard breaststroke, 3:28.23.

Mariann Catalasan, 12, third 200-yard breaststroke, 2:48.63, time drop.

Ryan Harries, 9, third, 200-yard breaststroke, 3:21.64, time drop.

Javier Colmenares, 12, third, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:36.37; third in the 50-yard breaststroke 33.78.

The three-day timed final meet features a large field including 156 SOFLO swimmers (78 girls and 78 boys) competing in 1,028 individual events and eight relays.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Blue Marlins of Hialeah, Metro Aquatics, Alper Swim Club, Coral Springs Swim Club, Hialeah, YMCA of South Florida, Heritage Aquatics, Hurricane Swimming, City of Miami, North Miami Swim Team, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston and TSA Swimming.

Title meet sponsor TYR is the official outfitter for South Florida Aquatic Club. The club sponsor is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

SATURDAY SESSION THREE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
12-and-under, 1. Midtown Weston Aquatics 2:08.34, 2. SOFLO A 2:08.99, 4. SOFLO B 2:17.59, 6. SOFLO C 2:30.72.

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Isabel Viera, Unattached 3:09.15; SOFLO: 3. Shelby Evans 3:28.23, 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 3:31.40; 11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 2:47.06; SOFLO: 3. Mariann Catalasan 2:48.63, time drop, 5. Leah Pando 2:52.63, 6. Mariana Pinto 2:58.66, 9. Fiorella Di Salvo 3:00.85.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:11.38; SOFLO: 11. Lydia Smutny 1:26.59, time drop, 15. Anjana Andapally 1:30.79, 16. Caitlin Nguyen 1:32.30, 17. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:32.39, 19. Sofia Gomez 1:34.42; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 1:04.34; SOFLO: 5. Mariann Catalasan 1:09.67, 10. Izzy Wilson 1:11.48, 11. Leah Pando 1:11.56, 19. Sarah Vasquez 1:17.39, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Isabel Viera, Unattahced 40.97; SOFLO: 10. Sofia Lugo 46.26, 11. Caitlin Nguyen 46.28, time drop, 13. Lydia Smutny 47.33, time drop, 18. Gianna Martin 48.14, time drop, 20. Anjana Andapally 48.67, time drop, 22. Sofia Gomez 50.58; 11-12, 1. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 35.20; SOFLO: 11. Mariann Catalasan 38.25, 15. Dahlia Hirsh 39.27, 16. Mariana Pinto 39.69, time drop, 18. Gabriela Avila 39.89.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:14.01; SOFLO: 9. Sofia Lugo 1:31.55, 12. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:45.84, 13. Saree Young 1:51.06; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:09.24; SOFLO: 5. Izzy Wilson 1:11.71, 11. Carleigh Schleicher 1:22.44.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 28.47; SOFLO: 16. Lydia Smutny 34.92, time drop, 17. Caitlin Nguyen 35.23, 19. Alexandra Strong 35.40, time drop, 20. Alessandra Gendarmi 35.41, 21. Mikhel Martin 35.63. 22. Jemma Baldwin 35.93, time drop, 23. Anjana Andapally 35.94, time drop; 11-12, 1. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 26.86, time drop; SOFLO: 16. Leah Pando 29.41, time drop, 17. Gabriela Avila 29.48, 20. Isabella Rodriguez 30.05.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Amanda De La Osa, HSC 6:14.7; SOFLO: 6. Lydia Smutny 7:12.38, time drop; 11-12, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 5:36.64; SOFLO: 3. Anastasia Lutz 5:57.37, time drop, 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 6:05.35, time drop, 11. Sarah Vasquez 6:12.50, time drop, 19. Genesis Escobar 6:44.35.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
12-and-under, 1. SOFLO D 2:01.61 (Matthew Jimenez, Jordan Le-Vega, Thomas Pereira-Ramallo, Emiliano Cavani), 2. SOFLO B 2:15.37, 7. SOFLO C 2:27.97.

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 3:11.60; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 3:21.64, time drop; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:30.79; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 2:36.37, 10. Derek Hau 3:01.62, 12. Matt McVeigh 3:17.59.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 1:13.10; SOFLO: 8. Brandon Lozano 1:25.06, 16. Ryan Harries 1:33.01, 22. Adrian Sowma 1:36.44, time drop; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 58.51; SOFLO: 5. Ethan McPeek 1:10.26, time drop, 8. Hashan Ekanayake 1:12.52, 11. Luca Hincapie 1:14.83, time drop, 12. Marvan Ekanayake 1:15.21.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 41.03, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Ryan Harries 44.85, 14. Adam Stewart 47.67, 19. Matthew Jimenez 48.16, 22. Eugene Oh 50.09, 23. Emiliano Cavani 50.09, 25. Martin Petkov 51.07, 27. Brandon Lozano 51.19, 29. Gonzalo Maldonado 51.37, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 33.30; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 33.78, 9. Derek Hau 39.23, time drop, 12. Will Cunningham 39.80, 14. Jonathan Lozano 40.53, time drop, 17. Ethan McPeek 41.38, 20. Jordan Le-Vega 42.65, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 1:16.44; SOFLO: 5. Juan Vallmitjana 1:28.12, time drop, 6. Gonzalo Maldonado 1:35.30, time drop, 9. Emiliano Cavani 1:52.79, 11. Reed Woodward 2:08.84; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 58.95; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 1:05.84, 7. Luca Hincapie 1:09.93, time drop, 16. Will Cunningham 1:18.27, 17. Marvan Ekanayake 1:18.76, 18. Nicholas Perez 1:22.93, 23. Thomas Pereira-Ramallo 1:38.54.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Gonzalez, MAC 30.61; SOFLO: 3. Juan Vallmitjana 31.32, 14. Matthew Jimenez 33.80, 18. Gonzalo Maldonado 34.14, time drop, 19. Adam Stewart 34.63, 23. Ryan Harries 35.43; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 24.53; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 27.73, time drop, 11. Hashan Ekanayake 29.19, 13. Luca Hincapie 29.35, 14. Ethan McPeek 29.44, 17. Will Cunningham 30.04, 21. Derek Hau 30.50, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Gonzalez, MAC 6:06.30; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 5:27.10; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 5:48.55, 9. Jonathan Lozano 5:54.60, 14. Luca Hincapie 6:11.24, 15. Ethan McPeek 6:14.59, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: TYR SOFLO Open

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and approximately one hour after first session ends.

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

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are available free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/open or Meet Mobile. Printed heat sheets are available for coaches only in the swim office. For information call swim office, 954-538-3721.

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

Izzy Wilson, Stefano Mazzi, Kathleen Golding Lead SOFLO On Day One Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, January 25, 2019–South Florida Aquatic Club had a strong showing on the opening chilly night of the TYR SOFLO Open.

SOFLO had three individual winners.

Izzy Wilson, 12, won the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:06.24, dropping 3.80 off her previous best. She posted another best time in the 200-yard individual medley placing fourth in 2:30.13, dropping 5.69. She has 18 points in high point.

Stefano Mazzi, 10, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:39.97, dropping 1:05. He was also third in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:22.82, dropping 3.64. He has 19 points in high point.

Kathleen Golding, 18, was a double winner. She swept the 100-yard individual medley in 1:01.31 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:34.24. She has 22 points in high point.

SOFLO swept the top four spots in the 15-and-over 100-yard individual medley: Kathleen Golding 1:01.31, Mallory Schleicher 1:03.16 time drop, Mary Smutny 1:03.88 and Molly Golding 1:04.30.

The same SOFLO foursome also swept the top four spots in the 400-yard individual medley: Golding, 4:34.24, Schleicher, 4:37.93, Smutny 4:39.64 and Golding 4:39.73.

Other Top 3 SOFLO finishers were:

Olivia Dinehart, second, 100-yard individual medley, 1:01.67.

Mallory Schleicher, second, 100-yard individual medley, 1:03.16, time drop; second, 400-yard individual medley, 4:37.93.

Mariana Pinto, second, 200-yard individual medley, 2:29.06, time drop.

Rafael Rodriguez, second, 100-yard individual medley, 54.91.

Javier Colmenares, second, 200-yard individual medley, 2:18.96; third, 200-yard freestyle, 2:04.94, time drop.

Sebastian Lares, second, 400-yard individual medley, 4:20.83, time drop.

Mary Smutny, third, 100-yard individual medley, 1:03.88.

Anastasia Lutz, third, 200-yard freestyle, 2:10.18, time drop; third, 200-yard individual medley, 2:29.91, time drop.

Yannai Michael, third, 100-yard individual medley, 59.98; third, 400-yard individual medley, 4:31.17, time drop.

Philopatier Ibrahim, third, 100-yard individual medle, 57.59, time drop.

The three-day timed final meet features a large field including 156 SOFLO swimmers (78 girls and 78 boys) competing in 1,028 individual events and eight relays.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Blue Marlins of Hialeah, Metro Aquatics, Alper Swim Club, Coral Springs Swim Club, Hialeah, YMCA of South Florida, Heritage Aquatics, Hurricane Swimming, City of Miami, North Miami Swim Team, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston and TSA Swimming.

Title meet sponsor TYR is the official outfitter for South Florida Aquatic Club. The club sponsor is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:18.35; SOFLO: 7. Sofia Lugo 2:35.77, 10. Lydia Smutny 2:40.97, time drop; 11-12, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 2:06.24, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Anastasia Lutz 2:10.18, time drop, 7. Leah Pando 2:16.50, 9. Mariann Catalasan 2:17.41, time drop; 14. Gabriela Avila 2:22.71.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 1:01.67, 5. Maddie Smutny 1:05.49, time drop, 7. tie, Sally Golding 1:05.61 and Elena Dinehart 1:05.61, time drop, 10. Victoria Torres 1:07.55, 11. Alexis Christensen 1:07.71, time drop, 13. Sabrina Osorio 1:09.51; 15-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 1:01.31; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 1:03.16, time drop, 3. Mary Smutny 1:03.88, 4. Molly Golding 1:04.30, 6. Gaby Banks 1:05.96, 9. JennaMarie Brames 1:09.45, time drop, 11. Michelle Marinheiro 1:10.66.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:40.20; SOFLO: 6. Lydia Smutny 3:03.00, time drop, 8. Alessandra Gendarmi 3:14.79, time drop, 9. Olivia Watson 3:22.40; 11-12, 1. Alexa Avila, BMHG 2:27.46; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 2:29.06, time drop, 3. Anastasia Lutz 2:29.91, time drop, 4. Izzy Wilson 2:30.14, 5. Mariann Catalasan 2:30.28, time drop, 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:31.10, time drop, 9. Leah Pando 2:34.23, 15. Carleigh Schleicher 2:52.30, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 4:36.37; SOFLO: 5. Sally Golding 4:50.27, 6. Maddie Smutny 4:51.23, 7. Victoria Torres 5:01.17, 9. Sabrina Osorio 5:04.50, 10. Jena Legaspi 5:10.21, 11. Sofia Osorio 5:13.38, time drop, 13. Reagan Lowe 5:24.77, time drop, 14. Shayna Blitz 5:33.05; 15-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:34.24; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 4:37.93, 3. Mary Smutny 4:39.64, 4. Molly Golding 4:39.73; SOFLO: 7. Lucy Smutny 5:00.59, time drop, 11. Daniela Barreto 5:11.41, 12. Michele Marinheiro 5:11.55.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Gonzalez, MAC 2:20.26; SOFLO TOP 10: 3. Stefano Mazzi 2:22.82, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:00.63; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 2:04.94, time drop, 9. Hashan Ekanayake 2:13.78.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 57.34; SOFLO: 3. Yannai Michael 59.98, 9. Zackary Harris 1:02.85, 10. Logan Gonzalez 1:02.91, 11. Alex Golding 1:03.14, time drop, 12. Christopher Hau 1:03.43, 13. Alejandro Mateus 1:03.67, 14. Samuel Bullen 1:04.35, 15. Nathaniel Garrick 1:04.39, 16. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:04.91, 17. Christian Tijero 1:05.51, 18. Aldo Zepeda 1:06.03, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Michael Fernandez, HSC 54.76; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 54.91, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 57.59, time drop, 5. Juan Pablo Pineda 58.92, 6. Juan Colmenares 58.99, time drop, 7. Javier Roman 59.26, 8. John Paul Handal 59.81, 10. Dominic Bono 1:00.28, time drop, 12. Nicolas Munoz 1:00.82, 13. Leonardo Mateus 1:01.70, 16. Juancamilo Rivero 1:02.60, time drop, 19. Nicholas Chaimowicz 1:03.19, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under,1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 2:39.97, time drop, SOFLO: 6. Ryan Harries 3:10.43; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2;15.15; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 2:18.96, 9. Luca Hincapie 2:34.90, 11. Ethan McPeek 2:37.31, 14. Derek Hau 2:39.82, time drop, 15. Hashan Ekanayake 2:39.86, time drop, 18. Benjamin Kim 2:41.39, time drop, 19. Marvan Ekanayake 2:43.68, time drop, 23. Alessio Mazzi 2:52.02, time drop.

400-yard individual meley:
13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 4:18.14; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 4:20.83, time drop, 3. Yannai Michael 4:31.17, time drop, 9. Alex Golding 4:40.68, time drop, 10. Alejandro Matus 4:41.95, 12. Christopher Hau 4:44.64, time drop, 13. Zackary Harris 4:45.99, time drop, 14. Logan Gonzalez 4:47.78, time drop, 15. Christian Tijero 4:50.50.

IF YOU GO

What: TYR SOFLO Open

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. and approximately one hour after first session ends; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and approximately one hour after first session ends.

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

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are available free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/open or Meet Mobile. Printed heat sheets are available for coaches only in the swim office. For information call swim office, 954-538-3721.

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

SOFLO Heads Field For 28th FGC Speedo Winter Championships That Begin Thursday


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 12, 2018–The 28th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships get under way Thursday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

A field of more than 1,000 swimmers and 53 teams including South Florida Aquatic Club will compete through Sunday in the biggest holiday meet in South Florida.

SOFLO is sending a large contingent of 107 swimmers (56 boys and 51 girls) of all ages to the four-day meet. The swimmers will compete in 636 individual events and 16 relay events with 55 relay teams. SOFLO is among pre-meet favorites to challenge for team titles.

SOFLO’s six-swimmer Speedo Winter Junior National East Meet contingent of Gaby Banks, 16, Haley Jerew, 18, Mary Smutny, 18, Kathleen Golding, 18, Molly Golding, 15, and Rafael Rodriguez, 17, head the field.

University of Texas-commit Mary Smutny is coming off an outstanding Junior Nationals showing with a first (500-yard freestyle), second (200-yard freestyle) and third place (200-yard butterfly) and led SOFLO’s women’s team to a 15th-place finish. She scored 53 of her team’s 64 points.

Smutny is entered in 12 events including four relays. Smutny is seeded first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.82; 100-yard freestyle in 49.48;

SOFLO’s other top-seeded swimmers are:

Mallory Schleicher, 15, 1,650-yard freestyle, 17:33.42.

Olivia Dinehart, 13, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:21.95.

Izzy Wilson, 12, 500-yard freestyle, 5:31.90.

Kathleen Golding, 18, 500-yard freestyle, 4:49.48; 100-yard individual medley.

Marc Rojas, 24, 50-yard breaststroke, 25.94; 100-yard breaststroke, 55.70.

The meet begins Thursday at 5 p.m. with the 1,650-yard freestyle and six relay events.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams will be represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics.

In last year’s meet, Pine Crest (1,317), Azura (1,165) and St. Andrew’s (923) were the top three finishers in the combined team standings.

Azura won the men’s team title with 694 points followed by Jupiter with 451 and Pine Crest with 422. Pine Crest won the women’s team title with 895 followed by St. Andrew’s with 538 and North Palm Beach with 504.

IF YOU GO

What: 28th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Thursday-Sunday

Schedule: Thursday, 5 p.m., timed finals; Friday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking will be free. For information call 954-452-2525.

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