Defending Champion SOFLO Heads Field For This Week’s FGC Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 9, 2020—It’s time for the South Florida Aquatic Club Sharks to make a little more history at this week’s Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championships at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The defending champions will attempt to win their 11th JO short course title overall including ten consecutive and 21st JO short course and long course titles overall.

SOFLO has won back-to-back short and long course JO title seven times in the club’s 20-year history and are hoping to make it eight by the end of July.

SOFLO has 45 qualified swimmers entered in 222 individual events and 34 relay teams in 22 relay events for the three-day, short course yards meet that begins Friday and ends Sunday.

The 14-year-old SOFLO swimmers are making their final JO short course appearance before aging up and hope to make a lasting impression.

Among SOFLO’s top-seeded swimmers are:

Ryan Harries, 10, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:20.26; 50-yard breaststroke 36.69.

Maddy Smutny, 14, 200-yard butterfly, 2:05.02.

Alejandro Mateus, 14, 100-yard butterfly, 53.70; 200-yard individual medley, 2:03.82; 200-yard butterfly, 1:58.83.

Mariana Pinto, 12, 500-yard freestyle, 5:17.08; 200-yard freestyle, 2:00.34; 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:21.91.

Javier Colmenares, 13, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:16.33.

Connor Jimenez, 10, 50-yard backstroke, 32.78.

More than 600 swimmers and 40 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

Among FGC teams competing are Pine Crest Swimming, Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, TS Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Jupiter Dragons, Wahoos of Wellington, Midtown Weston, Pompano Beach Piranhas, Ransom Everglades, FAST, Swim Fort Lauderdale and Gulliver.

Last year SOFLO won the combined team title with 936 points and Pine Crest was runner-up with 670 and boys’ team title with 524.5 and FAST with 401. Pine Crest won the girls’ team title with 429 and SOFLO was runner-up with 411 points.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympic Short Course Championships.

When: Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 4:30 p.m. finals. Prelims warmup 7:30 a.m., finals warmup 3:30 p.m.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 (cash only) for prelims and finals. Heat sheets will not be sold at the gate. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.csscswim.com. Meet organizers will run two 25-yard pools with the boys in the East pool and girls in the West pool. Ten lanes will be used for both pools. For questions call 954-340-5032.

FLORIDA GOLD COAST RECORDS
GIRLS

13-14 200-yard freestyle relay: Pine Crest Swimming, 2012, 1:35.14.

11-12 200-yard backstroke: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 2:01.58.

13-14 200-yard backstroke: Clara Smiddy, 2010, 1:56.98.

10-and-under 50-yard freestyle: Andrea Santander, 2012, 25.87.

11-12 50-yard freestyle: Aspen Gersper, 2018, 23.46.

13-14 50-yard freestyle: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 22.86.

10-and-under 100-yard breaststroke: Andrea Santander, 2012, 1:11.53.

11-12 100-yard breaststroke: Sara Lin, 2018, 1:04.93.

13-14 100-yard breaststroke: Lindsey McKnight, 2018, 1:01.73.

10-and-under 100-yard butterfly: Athena Kovacs, 2015, 1:02.09.

11-12 100-yard butterfly: Athena Kovacs, 2017, 55.82.

13-14, 100-yard butterfly: Jessica Nava, 2014, 54.05.

10-and-under 100-yard individual medley: Andrea Santander, 2012, 1:04.80.

11-12 100-yard individual medley: Megan Moroney, 2010, 59.27.

13-14 100-yard individual medley: Olivia Dinehart, 2019, 57.52.

10-and-under 500-yard freestyle: Becca Heller, 2004, 5:25.63.

11-12 500-yard freestyle, Trina Jackson, 1990, 4:52.79.

13-14 500-yard freestyle, Michelle Richardson, 1984, 4:42.14.

11-12 400-yard freestyle relay, St. Andrew’s, 2018, 3:42.49.

13-14, 800-yard freestyle relay, FLA Aquatics, 2008, 7:38.59.

10-and-under 200-yard medley relay: Eagles Aquatics, 2019, 2:03.35.

11-12 200-yard medley relay: St. Andrew’s, 2018, 1:52.43.

13-14 200-yard medley relay: Pine Crest Swimming, 2019, 1:46.55.

11-12 200-yard breaststroke: Sara Linn, 2018, 2:24.28.

13-14 200-yard breaststroke: Emily Kopas, 2010, 2:16.02.

10-and-under 200-yard freestyle: Erika Pelaez, 2017, 2:02.20.

11-12 200-yard freestyle: Andrea Santander, 2014, 1:51.84.

13-14 200-yard freestyle: Lauren Driscoll, 2008, 1:46.27.

10-and-under 50-yard butterfly: Athena Kovacs, 2015, 27.40.

11-12 50-yard butterfly: Athena Kovacs, 2017, 25.17.

13-14 50-yard butterfly: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 24.78.

10-and-under 100-yard backstroke: Erika Pelaez, 2017, 1:01.87.

11-12 100-yard backstroke: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 56.68.

13-14 100-yard backstroke: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 54.03.

10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay: North Palm Beach, 2014, 1:54.56.

11-12 400-yard individual medley: Chelsea Britt, 2007, 4:28.63.

13-14 400-yard individual medley: Kathleen Golding, 2015, 4:17.41.

11-12 400-yard medley relay: St. Andrew’s, 2018, 4:08.89.

13-14 400-yard medley relay: Pine Crest Swimming, 2019, 3:53.92.

10-and-under 200-yard individual medley: Erika Pelaez, 2017, 2:18.57.

11-12 200-yard individual medley: Clara Smiddy, 2008, 2:03.50.

13-14 200-yard individual medley: Lindsey McKnight, 2008, 2:00.65.

10-and-under 100-yard freestyle: Erika Pelaez, 2017, 56.58.

11-12 100-yard freestyle: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 51.01.

13-14 100-yard freestyle: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 49.14.

10-and-under 50-yard backstroke: Gabriela Mendez, 2018, 28.67.

11-12 50-yard backstroke: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 26.33.

13-14 50-yard backstroke: Megan Murphy, 2018, 25.14.

10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke: Bianca Nieto, 2018, 33.57.

11-12 50-yard breaststroke: Sara Lin, 2018, 30.36.

13-14 50-yard breaststroke: Heidi Smithwick, 2018, 29.25.

11-12 200-yard butterfly: Chelsea Britt, 2007, 2:05.41.

13-14 200-yard butterfly: Chelsea Britt, 2008, 1:59.91.

11-12 200-yard freestyle relay: St. Andrew’s 2018, 1:40.90.

13-14 400-yard freestyle relay: Pine Crest Swimming, 2019, 3:31.54.

11-12 1,650-yard freestyle: Sharla Milne, 2004, 17:16.96.

13-14 1,650-yard freestyle: Michelle Richardson, 1984, 16:11.84.

BOYS

13-14 200-yard freestyle: Metro Aquatics, 2013, 1:30.14.

11-12 200-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 1:52.47.

13-14 200-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 1:45.67.

10-and-under 50-yard freestyle: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 25.87.

11-12 50-yard freestyle: Marlon Matute, 2019, 22.45.

13-14 50-yard freestyle: Tiago Pereira, 2018, 20.92.

10-and-under 100-yard breaststroke: 2018, George Gonzalez, 2018, 1:11.03.

11-12 100-yard breaststroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 1:01.02.

13-14 100-yard breaststroke: Izaak Bastian, 2015, 57.19.

10-and-under 100-yard butterfly: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 59.37.

11-12 100-yard butterfly: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 54.11.

13-14 100-yard butterfly: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 49.80.

10-and-under 100-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2015, 1:02.78.

11-12 100-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 53.95.

13-14 100-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2018, 51.90.

10-and-under 500-yard freestyle: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 5:08.77.

11-12 500-yard freestyle: Rafael Rodriguez, 2014, 4:51.15.

13-14 500-yard freestyle: Aitor Fungarino, 2015, 4:33.22.

11-12 400-yard freestyle relay: Rockway, 2008, 3:37.58.

13-14 800-yard freestyle relay: FLST, 1998, 7:06.26.

10-and-under 200-yard medley relay: East Coast Aquatic Club, 2015, 2:02.44.

11-12 200-yard medley relay: FAST, 2017, 1:49.75.

13-14 200-yard medley relay: FAST, 1:39.50.

11-12 200-yard breaststroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 2:11.45.

13-14 200-yard breaststroke: Izaak Bastian, 2015, 2:04.13.

10-and-under 200-yard freestyle: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 1:56.41.

11-12 200-yard freestyle: Rafael Rodriguez, 2014, 1:49.19.

13-14 200-yard freestyle: Julien Pinon, 2013, 1:40.78.

10-and-under 50-yard butterfly: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 27.24.

11-12 50-yard butterfly: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 24.61.

13-14 50-yard butterfly: Tiago Pereira, 2018, 22.64.

10-and-under 100-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2015, 59.61.

11-12 100-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 53.00.

13-14 100-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 48.76.

10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay: East Coast Aquatics, 2015, 1:50.06.

11-12 400-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 4:07.81.

13-14 400-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 3:53.06.

11-12 400-yard medley relay: FAST, 2017, 4:02.34.

13-14 400-yard medley relay: Pine Crest Swimming, 2016, 3:38.46.

10-and-under 200-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2015, 2:12.67.

11-12 200-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 1:55.75.

13-14 200-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2018, 1:50.21.

10-and-under 100-yard freestyle: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 54.83.

11-12 100-yard freestyle: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 50.12.

13-14 100-yard freestyle: Daniel Spas, 2009, 46.18.

10-and-under 50-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2015, 27.78.

11-12 50-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 24.65.

13-14 50-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 22.78.

10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke: George Gonzalez, 2018, 32.50.

11-12 50-yard breaststroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 27.68.

13-14 50-yard breaststroke: Izaak Bastian, 2015, 26.52.

11-12 200-yard butterfly: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 1:58.23.

13-14 200-yard butterfly: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 1:49.62.

11-12 200-yard freestyle relay: City of Hialeah Storm, 2017, 1:38.76.

13-14 400-yard freestyle relay: FLST 1998, 3:16.02.

11-12 1,650-yard freestyle: Rafael Rodriguez, 2014, 16:26.95.

13-14 1,650-yard freestyle: Tyler Sell, 2007, 15:45.40.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Head Field For This Weekend’s GRSC Fall Classic


By Sharon Robb

MIAMI, October 18, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will get a chance at some good racing at this weekend’s GRSC Fall Classic at Gulliver Swim Club.

SOFLO has 47 swimmers (25 girls and 22 boys) competing in 256 individual events.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Mariana Pinto, 12, 200-yard freestyle, 2:02.51.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 200-yard freestyle, 2:14.43; 50-yard freestyle, 28.91; 100-yard freestyle, 1:04.23; 50-yard butterfly, 35.01.

Javier Colmenares, 13, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:05.73; 200-yard individual medley, 2:08.42.

Shelby Evans, 9, 50-yard breaststroke, 40.20; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:31.06.

Fiorella Di Salvo, 11, 200-yard backstroke, 2:20.98; 200-yard individual medley, 2:25.51.

Logan Gonzalez, 14, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:21.36.

In addition to SOFLO, among other teams in the field are Metro Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Hurricanes Swimming, Ransom-Everglades, BEST, Hialeah, Midtown Weston, Florida Keys Swim Club, Alper J Swim Team and Shelton Doral Swim Team.

The meet is open to all 14-and-under swimmers who are not currently competing in high school swimming preparing for district meets.

IF YOU GO

What: GRSC Fall Classic

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, two sessions, 11 a.m; Sunday, two sessions, 10 a.m.

Where: Gulliver Swim Club, 6575 North Kendall Drive, Miami.

Of note: The meet, hosted by Gulliver Swim Club, is timed finals. Admission is $6 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on line. Concessions will be provided.

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

SOFLO Sharks Lead After Day One Of FGC Short Course Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 15, 2018—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club opened its title defense Friday on Day One of the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championship at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

SOFLO leads combined with 310.5 points and boys team totals with 172 points. SOFLO girls are second behind Pine Crest Swimming with 138.5 points.

SOFLO is going after a record ninth consecutive and tenth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 19-year history.

SOFLO, buoyed by talent and depth, turned in several outstanding swims.

The girls’ 11-12 400-yard freestyle relay of Natalia Sibug, Mariana Pinto, Isabelle Wilson and Anastasia Lutz won in 3:52.52 ahead of Coral Springs Swim Club and East Coast. The foursome shaved 3.97 seconds off the relay’s seed time of 3:56.49.

Olivia Dinehart, 14, won the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 58.74, dropping 0.47. Her previous best was 59.21. She was also second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.99 and third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:59.89, another best time by 0.04.

Javier Colmenares, 12, won the 11-12 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:05.73, dropping a total of 2.49 seconds. His previous best was 1:08.22 which he lowered in prelims in 1:07.18 and came back at night even faster. He was also third in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:12.86.

Juan Mora, 14, won the 13-14 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:01.12. He posted back-to-back drops in prelims in 1:00.61 and finals in 1:00.12. His previous best was 1:02.04.

SOFLO boys’ 13-14 200-yard freestyle relay of Sebastian Lares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Alejandro Mateus and Juan Mora was second in 1:31.79, bettering its entry time of 1:36.09.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Elena Dinehart, 14, 200-yard backstroke, second 2:03.87, 3.03 time drop.

Sebastian Lares, 14, 200-yard backstroke, second, 1:56.99, 2:58 time drop and 100-yard butterfly, second, 52.92, 0.46 time drop.

Mariana Pinto, 11, 500-yard freestyle, third, 5:21.29, 11.39 time drop.

Natalia Sibug, 12, 100-yard breaststroke, third, 1:12.16, 0.11 time drop.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 500-yard freestyle, third, 6:02.33, 23.86 time drop.

Stefano Mazzi, 10, 100-yard individual medley, third, 1:12.53, 3.51 time drop.

The boys’ 11-12 400-yard freestyle relay was third in 3:53.86 with Kevin Moya, Hashan Ekanayake, Ethan McPeek and Javier Colmenares.

For this year’s meet, SOFLO qualified 60 swimmers in 317 individual events for JOs. SOFLO also entered a record 42 relays.

The 14-year-old SOFLO swimmers are making their final JO short course appearance before aging up and hope to make a lasting impression including Olivia Dinehart, who leads 13-14 girls high point with 28 points.

More than 600 swimmers and 43 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team. Among FGC teams competing at Pine Crest Swimming, Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, TS Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, FAST, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver and AquaKids Sharks.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with prelims a 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 310.5, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 210, 3. Jupiter Dragons 195, 4. St. Andrew’s 185, 5. Flood Aquatics Swim Team 161.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 172, 2. FAST 122, 3. Jupiter Dragons 105.5, 4. City of Hialeah 97, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 85.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 143, 2. SOFLO 138.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 108, 4. Wahoos of Wellington 93, 5. Gulliver 92.

GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 5:39.27, 2. Alexandria Cogle, JDST 6:23.40, 3. Jenny Jean-Baptiste, SUN 6:24.28; 11-12, 1. Kiersten Munna, FAST 5:13.53, 2. Emma Jerrera, JDST 5:20.11, 3. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 5:21.59; SOFLO: 4. Isabelle Wilson 5:21.98, 19. Anastasia Lutz 5:45.70, 21.Fiorella Di Salvo 5:46.68; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:54.81, 2. Erin Miller, SAS 4:59.71, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 4:59.89; SOFLO: 9. Elena Dinehart 5:12.91, 10. Maddie Smutny 5:14.14, 13. Alexis Christensen 5:16.17, 25. Victoria Torres 5:25.74, 35. Ava Kuznik 5:33.72.

200-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. Pine Crest 1:36.77, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:37.46, 3. Gulliver 1:40.13, 4. SOFLO A 1:41.44 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Victoria Torres, Hartley Pitters-Hinds), 13. SOFLO B 1:44.86 (Alexis Christensen, Kaitlyn Barrios, Sally Golding, Valerie Vank).

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:04.44, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 2:1.69, 3. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:13.50; SOFLO: 10. Mariann Catalasan 2:20.79; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:00.23, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:03.87, 3. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 2:07.98.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 27.26,2. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 27.27, 3. Madison Abinuman, WOW 28.36; SOFLO: 20. Sofia Lugo 30.93, 26. Elise Dinehart 31.60, 31. Giada Porven 31.90; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 24.25, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 25.31, 3. Anais Gedeon, YSF 25.61; SOFLO: 6. Anastasia Lutz 25.82; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 23.60, 2. Isabella Chambers, PC 24.22, 3. Cassandra Kraft, GRSC 24.31.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under,1. Tessa Broedell, JDST 1:18.08, 2. Isabel Viera, Unattached 1:21.56, 3. Luiza Pereira, SAS 1:25.24; SOFLO: 7. Elise Dinehart 1:28.02; 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:05.72, 2. Bianca Nieto, Unattached 1:11.06, 3. Natalia Sibug, SOFLO 1:12.16; 13-14, 1. Michaela Sierra, CSSC 1:03.37, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:03.99, 3. Riley Botting, PC 1:04.95; SOFLO: 6. Victoria Torres 1:07.03, 9. Sally Golding 1:08.27.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Erika Pelaez, EA 58.54, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 59.98, 3. Sidney Anton, Azura 1:00.78; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 57.12, 2. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 57.43, 3. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 58.81.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:09.36, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:10.49, 3. Madison Abinuman, WOW 1:14.35; SOFLO: 11. Elise Dinehart 1:17.85, 12. Giada Porven 1:17.93, 37. Lydia Smutny 1:25.43; 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:01.40, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 1:02.54, 3. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:04.32; SOFLO: 9. Anastasia Lutz 1:06.97; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 58.74, 2. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 59.10, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 59.85; SOFLO: 9. Sally Golding 1:02.96, 10. Victoria Torres 1:02.99.

400-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. SOFLO A 3:52.52 (Natalia Sibug, Mariana Pinto, Isabelle Wilson, Anastasia Lutz), 2. Coral Springs 3:53.97, 3. East Coast 3:54.62, 12. SOFLO B 4:08.50 (Mariann Catalasan, Sarah Vasquez, Fiorella DiSalvo, Gabriela Avila).

800-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. Pine Crest 7:43.92, 2. St. Andrew’s 7:55.34, 3. SOFLO A 7:58.57 (Alexis Christensen, Madeline Smutny, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart).

BOYS

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 5:44.14, 2. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 5:44.34, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 6:02.33; SOFLO: 10. Connor Jimenez 6:19.70; 11-12, 1. Alessandra Pereira, Azura 5:07.05, 2. Makar Goncharov, SFTL 5:07.07, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 5:12.86; SOFLO: 10. Hashan Ekanayake 5:29.96, 17. Jonathan Lozano 5:41.27, 22. Ethan McPeek 5:49.34; 13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 4:44.27, 2. Christian Proscia, FAST 4:45.98, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, Azura 4:49.29; SOFLO: 12. Alex Golding 5:03.57, 13. Christian Tijero 5:07.41, 15. Alejandro Mateus 5:10.19, 18. Nathaniel Garrick 5:12.81.

200-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. City of Hialeah 1:31.10, 2. SOFLO A 1:31.79 (Sebastian Lares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Alejandro Mateus, Juan Mora), 3. FAST 1:32.20, 11. SOFLO B 1:38.18 (Christopher Hau, Zackary Harris, Alex Golding, Samuel Bullen).

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:00.25, 2. Henry Evans, JDST 2:12.95, 3. Dylan Ferguson, Unattached 2:14.20; SOFLO: 7. Jonathan Lozano 2:23.75; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 1:45.67, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:56.99, 3. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 1:57.08; SOFLO: 10. Alejandro Mateus 2:08.28.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 27.12, 2. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 27.37, 3. Jared Berke, PC 28.25; SOFLO: 6. Juan Vallmitjana 28.91, 9. Connor Jimenez 29.49; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 24.24, 2. Riley Brisco, LLL 24.76, 3. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 25.39; SOFLO: 7. Kevin Moya 25.81; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 22.06, 2. William Coady, JDST 22.58, 3. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 22.59.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 1:21.25, 2. Jared Berke, PC 1:21.62, 3. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 1:21.82; SOFLO: 5. Stefano Mazzi 1:23.89, 6. Juan Vallmitjana 1:27.11, 7. Ryan Harries 1:27.23, 13. Mason Jimenez 1:32.24; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:05.73, 2. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:05.84, 3. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 1:07.42; 13-14, 1. Juan Mora, SOFLO 1:01.12, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 1:00.41, 3. Parker Rosenthal, GRSC 1:01.67; SOFLO: 9. Samuel Bullen 1:07.41.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 1:08.51, 2. Samuel Strohecker, FAST 1:09.62, 3. Asher Smith, FAST 1:10.58; SOFLO: 7. Stefano Mazzi 1:13.62, 11. Connor Jimenez 1:20.31, 19. Mason Jimenez 1:25.30; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 55.31, 2. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 59.87, 3. Luciano Campoo, SDST 1:00.39; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 49.83, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 52.92, 3. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 53.73; SOFLO: 5. Juan Mora 55.64.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 1:10.78, 2. Andreas Sadilva, WOW 1:12.09, 3. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 1:12.53; SOFLO: 29. Mason Jimenez 1:22.98; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 58.14, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 58.51, 3. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:01.44; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 1:01.57; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 54.93, 2. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 55.98, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 56.28; SOFLO: 5. Juan Mora 57.40.

400-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Pine Crest 3:53.05, 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:53.79. 3. SOFLO A 3:53.86 (Kevin Moya, Hashan Ekanayake, Ethan McPeek, Javier Colmenares), 14. SOFLO B 4:10.84 (Derek Hau, Alessio Mazzi, Luca Hincapie, Jonathan Lozano).

800-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. FAST 7:16.45, 2. City of Hialeah 7:21.40, 3. SOFLO A 7:22.45 (Alex Golding, Juan Mora, Christian Tijero, Sebastian Lares).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics Short Course Championships.

When: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 p.m. finals. Prelims warmup 7:30 a.m., finals warmup 3:30 p.m.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 for prelims and $3 for finals. Heat sheets will not be sold at the gate. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.csscswim.com. Meet organizers will run two pools with the boys in the East pool and girls in the West pool. Ten lanes will be used for both pools. For questions call 954-340-5032.

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

SOFLO Relays, Javier Colmenares Rock In Final Session Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, January 30, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers swept the boys and girls relays in the final session of the TYR SOFLO Open Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO “A” girls 200-yard freestyle relay of Mariana Pinto, Gabriela Avila, Izzy Wilson, Anastasia Lutz won in 1:50.65. SOFLO had five other girls relays finish among the Top 11.

SOFLO “A” boys 200-yard freestyle relay of Will Cunningham, Ethan McPeak, Jonathan Lozano and Javier Colmenares won in 1:56.29. SOFLO had four other boys relays finish in the Top 10.

Javier Colmenares, 12, was a double winner. He won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.02 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:05.83 and anchored the winning relay. He finished with 83 points in high point

Colmenares was also fourth in the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 29.57 and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle in 58.73.

Other Top 3 SOFLO finishers were:

Mariann Catalasan, 12, second, 200-yard backstroke, 2:24.09, time drop. She finished with 39 points.

Anastasia Lutz, 12, second, 100-yard freestyle, 59.40, time drop. She finished with 50 points.

Leah Pando, 12, third, 200-yard backstroke, 2:24.89, time drop. She finished with 20 points.

Stefano Mazzi, 10, third, 50-yard butterfly, 34.07, time drop and third, 100-yard individual medley, 1:17.19. He finished with 51 points.


SUNDAY SESSION FIVE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:
12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:50.65 (Mariana Pinto, Gabriela Avila, Izzy Wilson, Anastasia Lutz), 4. SOFLO B 2:01.28, 6. SOFLO C 2:08.49, 7. SOFLO D 2:10.91. 8. SOFLO E 2:16.28, 11. SOFLO F 2;27.98.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 32.47; SOFLO: 13. Isabella Perry 39.57, 14. Lydia Smutny 40.25, time drop, 17. Alexandra Strong 41.07, time drop, 18. Anjana Andapally 41.70, time drop; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 29.01; SOFLO: 7. Mariann Catalasan 32.99, 11. Leah Pando 33.98, time drop, 19. Mariana Montes 35.80, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Dilcia Jimenez Pena, BM 3:01.18; 11-12, 1. Sammy Schoenborn, CSSC 2:34.79.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:24.61; SOFLO: 8. Shelby Evans 1:38.46, time drop, 9. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:40.46, 11. Gianna Martin 1:42.43, time drop, 12. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:42.64, 13. Isabella Perry 1:43.21, time drop, 16. Anjana Andapally 1:44.02, time drop, 17. Mikhel Martin 1:44.08, time drop, 18. Olivia Watson 1:46.54, time drop, 19. Sofia Gomez 1:47.59, time drop, 20. Jordan Evans 1:47.73; 11-12, 1. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 1:14.41; SOFLO: 7. Mariann Catalasan 1:21.23, 14. Dahlia Hirsh 1:24.50, time drop, 15. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:24.64, 17. Izzy Wilson 1:26.35.

200-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Maria Perez, MWA 2:44.51; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 2:19.74; SOFLO: 2. Mariann Catalasan 2;24.09, time drop, 3. Leah Pando 2:24.89, time drop, 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:30.38, time drop, 7. Izzy Wilson 2:30.72.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Amanda De La Osa, HSC 31.07; SOFLO: 8. Sofia Lugo 36.37, time drop, 15. Isabella Perry 41.37, 16. Francesca Perry 42.14, time drop, 18. Anjana Andapally 43.47, time drop, 20. Caitlyn Nguyen 43.56; 11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 29.24; SOFLO: 6. Mariana Pinto 31.92, time drop, 10. Isabella Rodriguez 33.26, 12. Gabriela Avila 34.15, time drop, 13. Carleigh Schleicher 34.42, 16. Sarah Vasquez 35.84, 19. Genesis Escobar 38.87, time drop, 20. Pilar Duranti 41.66.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Amanda De La Osa, HSC 1:05.00; SOFLO: 9. Sofia Lugo 1:12.53, 11. Lydia Smutny 1:15.50, time drop, 12. Mikhel Martin 1:15.75, time drop, 16. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:17.65, 18. Isabella Perry 1:18.19, 19. Alexandra Strong 1:21.02, 20. Jemma Baldwin 1:21.51, 21. Olivia Wilson 1:21.87; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 57.46; SOFLO: 2. Anastasia Lutz 59.40, time drop, 6. Izzy Wilson 1:00.45, 18. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:06.09, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:13.69; SOFLO: 11. Sofia Lugo 1:24.40, 13. Lydia Smutny 1:26.36, time drop, 18. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:30.45, time drop, 19. Francesca Perry 1:31.20, time drop, 20. Anjana Andapally 1:31.40, 22. Jemma Baldwin 1:35.10, time drop; 11-12, 1. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 1:07.09; SOFLO: 5. Anastasia Lutz 1:09.88, 8. Mariana Pinto 1:11.71, time drop, 10. Izzy Wilson 1:12.00, time drop, 13. Leah Pando 1:12.10, time drop, 17. Mariann Catalasan 1:12.79, 20. Gabriela Avila 1:16.30.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:
12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:56.29 (Will Cunningham, Ethan McPeak, Jonathan Lozano, Javier Colmenares), 3. SOFLO B 2:00.36, 6. SOFLO C 2:04.37, 8. SOFLO D 2:12.04, 10. SOFLO E 2:33.10

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 35.43; SOFLO: 2. Stefano Mazzi 35.52, time drop, 4. Juan Vallmitjana 37.95, time drop, 12. Matthew Jimenez 41.14, 14. Ryan Harries 41.40, time drop; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 27.67; SOFLO: 9. Will Cunningham 34.12, 13. Marvan Ekanayake 34.64, 16. Benjamin Kim 35.50, time drop, 17. Hashan Ekanayake 35.62.

200-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 35.43; SOFLO: 2. Stefano Mazzi 35.52, time drop, 4. Juan Vallmitjana 37.95, time drop, 12. Matthew Jimenez 41.14, 14. Ryan Harries 41.40, time drop, 18. Gonzalo Maldonado 43.08, time drop, 20. Emiliano Cavani 44.41; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 27.67; SOFLO: 9. Will Cunningham 34.12, 13. Marvan Ekanayake 34.64, 16. Benjamin Kim 35.50, time drop, 17. Hashan Ekanayake 35.62.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 1:21.96; SOFLO: 8. Juan Vallmitjana 1:34.95, time drop, 10. Adam Stewart 1:35.54, time drop, 11. Ryan Harries 1:35.57, time drop, 18. Martin Petkov 1:49.55; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:11.02; SOFLO: 7. Derek Hau 1:25.05, 9. Benjamin Kim 1:25.14, time drop, 11. Will Cunningham 1:25.76, 14. Ethan McPeak 1:26.41, 15. Jonathan Lozano 1:27.96, time drop, 19. Matt McVeigh 1:33.21, time drop.

200-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 2:58.41; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:04.49; SOFLO: 4. Ethan McPeak 2:27.06, 5. Hashan Ekanayake 2:32.32, time drop, 7. Marvan Ekanayake 2:35.83, time drop, 8. Alessio Mazzi 2:41.51, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Gonzalez, MAC 33.42; SOFLO: 3. Stefano Mazzi 34.07, time drop, 9. Juan Vallmitjana 37.97, 13. Emiliano Cavani 41.17, time drop, 18. Adam Stewart 44.70, 19. Gonzalo Maldonado 45.30, time drop; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 26.76; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 29.57, time drop, 10. Luca Hincapie 31.24, 16. Derek Hau 33.53, time drop, 17. Hashan Ekanayake 33.68, time drop, 18. Marvan Ekanayake 33.90, 19. Benjamin Kim 34.84, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Gonzalez, MAC 1:04.16; SOFLO: 4. Stefano Mazzi 1:06.64, time drop, 7. Juan Vallmitjana 1:11.48, 19. Matthew Jimenez 1:17.12; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 53.49; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 58.73, 12. Ethan McPeek 1:03.55, time drop, 14. Hashan Ekanayake 1:03.83, 16. Alessio Mazzi 1:05.29, time drop, 18. Luca Hincapie 1:05.53, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Mark Shutov, NMST 1:14.75; SOFLO: 3. Stefano Mazzi 1:17.19, 12. Matthew Jimenez 1:27.38, time drop, 13. Ryan Harries 1:27.52, time drop, 21. Gonzalo Maldonado 1:31.90, time drop; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:05.83; SOFLO: 11. Luca Hincapie 1:12.84, time drop, 12. Ethan McPeek 1:14.01, time drop, 13. Will Cunningham 1:14.07, 14. Jonathan Lozano 1:14.28, time drop, 19. Benjamin Kim 1:16.43, time drop.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day Two Of 28th FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 14, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club continued to flex its muscles on Day Two of the 28th annual Speedo Winter Championships Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Against a talented field of swimmers, SOFLO continues to lead all three team categories: combined (752), boys (382) and girls (370) team totals going into the third day of competition at the Florida Gold Coast meet. Pine Crest is second in all three categories.

Among SOFLO winners were:

Olivia Dinehart, 13, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:18.94, time drop. She leads 13-14 high point with 40 points.

Mary Smutny, 18, 200-yard individual medley, 2:04.30. She leads 17-and-over high point with 29 points.

Lance Lesage, 16, 50-yard backstroke, 24.54, time drop. He has 19 points in high point.

Sebastian Lares, 14, 200-yard individual medley, 1:58.98, time drop. He has 27 points in high point.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 12, 50-yard freestyle, 24.66, time drop. He has 29 points in high point.

Javier Colmenares, 12, is second in the 11-12 high point with 37 points.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, is second in the 15-16 high point with 35 points.

Dominic Bono, 15, is second in the 15-16 high point with 28 points.

A field of more than 1,000 swimmers and 53 teams are competing through Sunday in the biggest holiday meet in South Florida.

SOFLO has 107 swimmers (56 boys and 51 girls) of all ages in the four-day meet. The swimmers are competing in 636 individual events and 16 relay events with 55 relay teams.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are 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.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 752, 2. Pine Crest 593, 3. St. Andrew’s 481, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 374, 5. Jupier Dragons 363.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 382, 2. Pine Crest 279, 3. Jupiter Dragons 220, 4. St. Andrew’s 218, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 180.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 370, 2. Pine Crest 314, 3. St. Andrew’s 263, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 238, 5. TS Aquatics 187.

GIRLS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 58.42; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 57.53; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 1:00.66, time drop, 8. Maddie Smutny 1:02.77, time drop; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 56.58; SOFLO: 7. Jacqueline Lugo 59.63; 17-and-over, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 55.84.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 2:24.28; SOFLO: 7. Natalia Sibug 2:40.63, time drop; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:18.94, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Victoria Torres 2:25.66, time drop, 7. Sally Golding 2:26.04, time drop, 9. Sabrina Osorio 2:34.03, time drop; 15-16, 1. Lucy Miller, SAS 2:25.16; 17-and-over, 1. Shauna Abair, ECAC 2:24.80.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 28.72; SOFLO: 10. Anastasia Lutz 33.05; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 26.61; 15-16, 1. Gabby Beltrano, SAS 27.05; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 25.64; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 26.47.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:10.18; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:05.01; SOFLO: 9. Sally Golding 2:14.64, time drop; 15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:05.87; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:09.61, 7. Sara Quintero 2:14.08, time drop 9. Jacqueline Lugo 2:18.12; 17-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:04.30.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 25.30; 13-14, 1. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 24.47; SOFLO: 9. Victoria Torres 25.75, time drop; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 23.75, 2. Logan Watson-Brown, WA 24.12, 3. Lucy Miller, SAS 24.48; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.19; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 23.74.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:59.42; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 5:02.80, 7. Elena Dinehart 5:13.56, time drop, 10. Maddie Smutny 5:15.85, time drop; 15-16, 1. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 5:00.20; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 5:02.47, 4. Lucy Smutny 5:12.75, time drop, 6. Sara Quintero 5:13.52, time drop, 9. Sarah Acevedo 5;15.78, 10. Michelle Marinheiro 5:21.80; 17-and-over, 1. Rachel Contich, PC 5:02.56.

BOYS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 56.89; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 57.94, time drop, 6. Javier Colmenares 1:02.52; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 53.07; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 53.38, time drop, 6. Brennan Binder 56.06, time drop, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 56.71, time drop; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 51.57; SOFLO: 3. Miguel Sierra 51.89, 7. Robert Wilson 53.06, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 49.21;.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Unattached 2:24.95; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 2:28.03, time drop; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 2:12.93; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 2:17.59, 3. Juan Mora 2:18.38, time drop, 5. Alex Golding 2:22.22, time drop, 9. Logan Gonzalez 2:5.54; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 2:07.64; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 2:09.13, time drop, 5. Javier Roman 2:11.75, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 2:02.49.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 26.97; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 28.91, time drop; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 25.45; SOFLO: 4. Sebastian Lares 26.04, 7. Juan Mora 27.06, 10. Logan Gonzalez 28.01; 15-16, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 24.54, time drop; SOFLO: 10. Miguel Sierra 25.96, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 23.07.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:07.73; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:18.12; 13-14, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:58.98, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Juan Mora 2:04.94, 7. Yannai Michael 2:06.15, 9. Brennan Binder 2:08.26; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:55.30; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 1:58.39, time drop, 10. Juan Colmenares 2:01.76; 17-and-over. 1. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:55.00.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 24.66, time drop; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 22.19; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 21.45; SOFLO: 8. Michael Arias 22.33, 10. Robert Wilson 22.85; 17-18, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 20.39.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Vitor Ballan Sega, Unattached 4:40.39; SOFLO: 7. Enrique Rodriguez 4:58.20, time drop; 15-16, 1. Daniel Escobar, TSA 4:40.49; SOFLO: 3. Lance Lesage 4:45.40, 6. Robert Wilson 4:50.23, 7. Dominic Bono 4:50.60, 8. Nicolas Rossi 4:54.75, 10. Michael Arias 4:56.26; 17-and-over, 1. Diego Machado, TSA 4:37.72.

IF YOU GO

What: 28th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: 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

Alessandro Pereira, Javier Colmenares Lead SOFLO In IMR (Ready) Challenge


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 6, 2018—Alessandro Pereira and Javier Colmenares were top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club Saturday in the first session of the IMR (Ready) Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Pereira, 12, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:26.06. SOFLO boys swept the top three spots in the 11-12 500-yard freestyle with all best times.

Pereira, 12, was followed by SOFLO teammates Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 12, in 5:29.21 and Javier Colmenares, 12, in 5:31.49.

Pereira was also second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:18.75, also a best time.

Colmenares won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:17.79.

Fiorella Di Salvo was SOFLO’s girls top finisher placing second in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:21.12.

The first session featured 10-and-under and 12-and-under swimmers.

SOFLO swimmers and other Florida Gold Coast swimmers are getting the opportunity to to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

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

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

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 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.

SATURDAY SESSION I RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Ana Gedeon, Unattached 1:12.44, 2. Katherine Voet, SFT 1:17.76, 3. Maria Perez, MWA 1:20.36.

200-yard individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, YSF 2:21.78, 2. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:25.54, 3. Maya Sorunmu, SF 2:26.35; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 2:29.94, time drop, 6. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:32.10, time drop, 7. Leah Pando 2:32.46, time drop, 9. Luna Delgado 2:34.41, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ana Gedeon, Unattached 1:03.96, 2. Katherine Voet, SFT 1:07.26, 3. Amanda De La Osa, HSC 1:07.49; SOFLO: 5. Pilar Duranti 1:12.48, time drop, 11. Isabella Perry 1:15.26, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF 2:14.63, 2. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 2:21.12, time drop, 3 Katherine Voet, SFT 2:23.89; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Vasquez 2:24.95, 7. Giada Porven 2:29.78, 8. Pilar Duranti 2:33.24, time drop, 11. Caterina Fogli 2:40.38, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Izzy Wilson, Unattached 5:31.90, 2. Bianca Nieto, FFSC 5:37.49, 3. GabrielaDeLuna, YSF 5:37.72; SOFLO: 6. Mariana Pinto 5:44.79, time drop, 9. Natalia Sibug 5:54.81, time drop. 10. Kaitlyn Barrios 5:55.50, time drop, 11. Leah Pando 5:56.24, time drop, 12. Luna Delgado 6:00.64, time drop, 13. Mariann Catalasan 6:01.67, time drop.

BOYS
100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:09.78, 2. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 1:17.42, time drop, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:20.22; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 1:21.64, time drop, 8. Ryan Harries 1:32.14, 9. Matthew Jimenez 1:32.27, time drop, 11. Emiliano Cavani 1:35.18, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:17.79, time drop, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:18.75, time drop, 3. Marco Cancio, CM 2:20.60; SOFLO: 4. Lucas Porven 2:23.62, 12. Jonathan Lozano 2:35.12.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:00.33, 2. Andy Serrano-Pena, CM 1:05.56, 3. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 1:10.03, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Juan Vallmitjana 1:11.44, time drop, 6. Mason Jimenez 1:12.68, time drop, 7. Alex Viazmetinov 1:16.16, 11. Matthew Jimenez 1:22.01, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 2:11.64, 2. Andy Serrano-Pena, CM 2:18.74, 3. Sebastian Guio, YSF 2:21.53; SOFLO: 6. Stefano Mazzi 2:26.46, time drop, 7. Connor Jimenez, 2:31.87, 8. Juan Vallmitjana 2:34.50, 9. Joseph-Blake Natino 2:35.95, time drop, 11. Mason Jimenez 2:39.13.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 5:26.06, time drop, 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 5:29.21, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 5:31.49, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Lucas Porven 5:37.28, 9. Jonathan Lozano 5:47.28, time drop, 12. Hashan Ekanayake 5:57.72, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO IMX/IMR Challenge

When: Sunday

Schedule: 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 Swimmers Shine In First Session Of FGC Open Invite NMST


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, September 27, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club’s older age group swimmers dominated the opening session of the FGC Open Invite NMST Saturday at Miami-Dade College North Aquatic Center.

The 11-and-over swimmers posted seven wins and personal-best times in the first of two sessions during the one-day meet.

Among SOFLO’s winners were:

Luna Delgado, 11-12 50-yard butterfly, 30.42.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 11-12 100-yard individual medley, 1:11.60.

Kevin Moya, 11-12, 50-yard backstroke, 32.83, best time.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 11-12, 100-yard backstroke, 1:06.26; 100-yard freestyle, 56.30.

Javier Colmenares, 11-12, 50-yard breaststroke, 34.23, best time; 100-yard individual medley, 1:05.04.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Kaitlyn Barrios, 50-yard backstroke, second, 33.47, best time; 50-yard butterfly, third, 33.43.

Luna Delgado, 50-yard backstroke, third, 33.51; 100-yard freestyle, third, 1:01.29, best time.

Judith-Alison Natino, 100-yard breaststroke, second 1:26.57; 100-yard individual medley, third, 1:13.22, best time.

Gabriella Lissa, 50-yard freestyle, third, 31.43, best time.

Natalia Sibug, 200-yard breaststroke, third, 2:41.72, best time.

Mariann Catalasan, 50-yard breaststroke, second 38.39; 200-yard backstroke, second, 2:26.11, best time.

Javier Colmenares, 100-yard breaststroke, second, 1:12.36, best time; 50-yard butterfly, second, 30.06, best time.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 200-yard butterfly, second, 2:12.81; 100-yard individual medley, second, 1:06.14, best time.

Kevin Moya, 50-yard freestyle, third, 27.51.

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:
Open, 1. Olivia Dinehart, Unattached 2:02.17; SOFLO: 14. Kaitlyn Consuegra 2:24.17.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Mia Gelin, EA 32.23; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 33.47, time drop, 3. Luna Delgado 33.51, 4. Mariann Catalasan 33.99, 9. Abigail-Marie Natino 35.62; 13-14, 1. Sydney Sever, Unattached 36.56; 15-and-over, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BM 30.64.

100-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Alexa Avila, BM 1:19.21; SOFLO: 2. Judith-Alison Natino 1:26.57, 4. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:33.92, time drop, 10. Cali Harries 1:42.93; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, Unattached 1:10.44; SOFLO: 5. Gabriela Lissa 1:28.66, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Anamaria Paulus, CANE 2:05.90.

200-yard butterfly:
1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BM 2:13.93; SOFLO: 5. Luna Delgado 2:26.13, 8. Natalia Sibug 2:54.71.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Izzy Wilson, Unattached 29.06; SOFLO: 7. Isabella Rodriguez 30.44, time drop, 10. Carleigh Schleicher 31.51, time drop; 13-14, 1. Luna Balzano, EA 27.32; SOFLO: 3. Gabriella Lissa 31.43, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Kaya Martin, MCDA 28.40.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Alexa Vila, BM 1:09.30; SOFLO: 4. Judith-Alison Natino 1:14.52, time drop, 5. Leanne Sorensen 1:18.88, 6. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:20.23; 13-14, 1. Elena Dinehart, Unattached 1:03.58; SOFLO: 5. Gabriella Lissa 1:18.87, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BM 1:05.96.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Olivia Dinehart, Unattached 2:32.14; SOFLO: 3. Natalia Sibug 2:41.72, time drop, 4. Mariann Catalasan 2:51.18, time drop, 5. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:51.47, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 30.42; SOFLO: 3. Kaitlyn Barrios 33.43, 4. Carleigh Schleicher 33.69; 13-14, 1. Beverly Muzii, MCDA 29.94; 15-and-over, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BM 28.74.

100-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Casey Perez, BM 59.97; SOFLO: 3. Luna Delgado 1:01.29, time drop, 7. Judith-Alison Natino 1:04.83, time drop, 9. Kaitlyn Consuegra 1:07.09, time drop; 13-14, 1. Carmen Sanchez-Tembleque, MS 1:05.22; 15-and-over, None.

50-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 34.52; SOFLO: 2. Mariann Catalasan 38.39, 10. Cali Harries 46.42; 13-14 1. Arina Muravyeva, NMST 46.16; 15-and-over, 1. Kaya Martin, MCDA 38.37.

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:00.16; SOFLO: 4. Carleigh Schleicher 1:19.66, 5. Kaitlyn Consuegra 1:20.01, time drop; 13-14, 1. Elena Dinehart, Unattached 1:04.93; 15-and-over, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BM 1:01.49.

100-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 1:11.60; SOFLO: 3. Judith-Alison Natino 1:13.22, time drop, 6. Carleigh Schleicher 1:20.32, time drop, 8. Leanne Sorenen 1:22.34, time drop, 9. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:22.42, time drop; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, Unattached 1:05.78; 15-and-over, 1. Giovanna Key, MCDA 1:16.58.

200-yard backstroke:
1. Elena Dinehart, Unattached 2:17.79; SOFLO: 2. Mariann Catalasan 2:26.11, time drop, 4. Natalia Sibug 2:32.84, 5. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:34.24, 7. Kaitlyn Consuegra 2:43.53, time drop, 8. Gabriella Lissa 2:51.66.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Brooke Mundd, MCDA 2:22.78; SOFLO: 4. Natalia Sibug 2:31.53, 6. Luna Delgado 2:37.01, 7. Judith-Alison Natino 2:38.92, time drop.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Miami Country Day Aquatics 1:50.37.

500-yard freesyle:
1. Olivia Dinehart, Unattached 5:14.87; SOFLO; 6. Natalia Sibug 6:05.77, 8. Kaitlyn Consuegra 6:18.03.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:
1. Tomas Farias, ASC 1:54.25; SOFLO: 16. Hashan Ekanayake 2:19.59, time drop.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 32.83, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Alessio Mazzi 36.61, time drop, 9. Benjamin Kim 37.22, time drop; 13-14, 1. Henry Ajo, BM 30.17; 15-and-over, 1. Tim Phung, NMST 28.80.

100-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Evan Wilson, MCDA 1:12.21; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 1:12.36, time drop, 4. Derek Hau 1:22.71, time drop; 13-14, 1. Finn Winkler, EA 1:08.95; 15-and-over, 1. Max Uttenreuther, NMST 1:06.28.

200-yard butterfly:
1. Brayan Perez, BM 1:59.65; SOLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 2:12.81.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 24.84; SOFLO: 3. Kevin Moya 27.51, 6. Javier Colmenares 27.82, time drop; 13-14, 1. Finn Winkler, EA 24.12; 15-and-over, 1. Ben Phung, NMST 23.04.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 1:06.26; 13-14, 1. Luca Lesentier, MS 58.56; 15-and-over, 1. Ben Wilson, MCDA 58.01.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Alan Bertea, Unattached 2:40.88; SOFLO: 5. Ryan Harries 3:25.49.

50-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 27.57; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 30.06, time drop, 4. Kevin Moya 31.36, time drop, 5. Luca Hincapie 32.0, time drop; 13-14, 1. Finn Winkler, EA 26.57; 15-and-over, 1. Brayan Perez, BM 24.95.

100-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 56.30; SOFLO: 4. Kevin Moya 1:00.32, time drop, 5. Hashan Ekanayake 1:04.45, time drop, 9. Marvan Ekanayake 1:0-8.18, time drop, 10. Luca Hincapie 1:08.47, time drop; 13-14, 1. David Chavez, MS 52.56; 15-and-over, 1. Ben Wilson, MCDA 52.04.

50-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 34.23, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Derek Hau 40.20, time drop, 10. Benjamin Kim 41.71, time drop; 13-14, 1. Charles Wingold, HAFL 34.81; 15-and-over, 1. Max Uttenreuther, NMST 30.90.

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:00.34; SOFLO: 5. Luca Hincapie 1:14.37; 13-14, 1. David Chavez, MS 57.86; 15-and-over, 1. Brayan Perez, BM 53.73.

100-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:05.04; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:06.14, time drop, 4. Kevin Moya 1:12.75, time drop; 13-14, 1. Finn Winkler, EA 1:01.15; 15-and-over, 1. Jr. Blandon, SWAT 1:05.23.

200-yard backstroke:
1. Luca Lesentier, MS 2:17.57.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Max Uttenreuther, NMST 2:14.12.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Miami Country Day Aquatics 1:37.65.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Tomas Farias, ASC 5:02.96; SOFLO: 5. Hashan Ekanayake 6:03.81, time drop, 7. Marvan Ekanayake 6:27.95, time drop.

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