Happy New Year: South Florida Aquatic Club Celebrates 2017, Looks Forward To New Goals In 2018


By Sharon Robb

January 1, 2018—It takes a village for a successful swim program like South Florida Aquatic Club.

Coaches, swimmers, parents, booster club, office staff, facility, officials, sponsors, school support, media and fans all play an integral role.

Then there are goals, hard work, dedication, motivation and sacrifice.

There’s also the down side. The losing and not swimming a best time at every meet. That’s the learning experience that teaches a swimmer humility and also a powerful motivator to work harder.

Year in and year out, SOFLO swimmers have learned their lessons well and continued their successful climb in 2017.

As everyone celebrated the New Year and took a little time off away from the pool, it’s always fun to look back to see what SOFLO accomplished over twelve months. From world-class international meets to sizzlers and masters meets, the tireless work ethic, commitment and passion were never more evident this year.

Success is never taken for granted at SOFLO. After outstanding past seasons, SOFLO improved across the board enjoying success at every level during 2017 and raised the bar once again for 2018.

The largest team in the Florida Gold Coast and one of the state’s largest never lost sight of the importance of the team concept which has become its trademark through the years.

“Our kids challenge themselves and push themselves past their comfort zone and it does show,” said SOFLO CEO and head coach Chris Anderson. “SOFLO has created an infrastructure with its coaches and staff that cultivates a high level of continuing excellence. We have a winning culture.”

Now entering its 18th year, the first ten as Comets Swim Team and eighth year as SOFLO, the team is looking forward to even more success at the local, state, national and international levels in 2018.

As the New Year gets under way with new dreams, goals and resolutions, let’s reflect on some of last year’s highlights including team and individual accomplishments.

SOFLO’s Top 10 Moments in 2017 were:

1. SOFLO makes team history by capturing its eighth consecutive team title and 14th overall at the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Long Course Junior Olympics. It was the fifth consecutive year that the club won back-to-back short and long course titles in the same year.

2. SOFLO five-peats Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships in its home pool. It was the fifth time SOFLO swimmers accomplished the feat in the same season.

3. Longtime SOFLO swimmer Marc Rojas represented the Dominican Republic at the FINA World Championships.

4. SOFLO earned the highly-coveted USA Swimming Bronze Medal Club Excellence Award for the seventh time in eight years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).

5. SOFLO sent more than three dozen swimmers to the BCAA and FHSAA High School State Meets including Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding and Heath Brames of Cooper City, Paige Lane and Juan Diaz of Cypress Bay and Kelley Heron and Ricardo Roche of Pembroke Pines Charter. Golding and Heron were named 2016-17 Scholastic All-Americans.

6. At age 44, SOFLO masters swimmer and triathlete Evelyn Herrmann Salama crossed the finish line at the Hawaii Ironman in Kona, the granddaddy of all Ironmans. It was her fourth completed Ironman distance event. She is now training for the 2018 Boston Marathon.

7. SOFLO masters swimmer and City of Pembroke Pines police sergeant Jennifer Martin won seven gold medals, one silver medal and broke five world records over four days at the World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles.

8. Gina Grant, a first-year SOFLO masters swimmer, raised awareness and became a role model for Special Olympics athletes. At the recent Aquascalientes, Mexico for the Athletes Without Limits USA Team, she brought home a bronze medal in the 400 individual medley. At the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic in Orlando, she won 13 gold medals and one silver medal, high point award and broke three records.

9. SOFLO swimmers shined at All-Stars, Speedo Sectionals, Futures Championships and Speedo Junior Nationals.

10. SOFLO swimmers make college commitments including Kathleen Golding (Florida), Kelley Heron (Michigan State), CJ Kopecki (Seton Hall) and Ricardo Roche (Florida State).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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SOFLO’s Jennifer Martin Wins Two More Golds, Breaks Another World Record At World Police & Fire Games


By Sharon Robb

August 10, 2017–Jennifer Martin of South Florida Aquatic Club continued her winning and record-breaking ways Thursday at the 2017 World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles.

The City of Pembroke Pines police sergeant won gold medals in the 50-meter backstroke and 200-meter medley relay that also broke a world record in 2:14 with teammates Lavina Brebu, 36, Ting-Yun Cheng, 32, and Richa Mishra, 33, at Exposition Park Swim Stadium.

It was the same four 30-39 multi-national relay members from Romania, India, Taiwan and U.S. that shattered the 20-year-old world record in the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:59.84. The previous world record was 2:02.30 set in 1997.

Martin won the 50-meter backstroke in 34.12. She was also a member of the fourth place 209 mixed freestyle relay that finished behind stacked teams from Russia, Hong Kong and China.

Martin now has five gold medals, one silver medal and three world records after three days of open water and pool swimming.

On Wednesday, Martin won the 100-meter breaststroke in a world record 1:24.43. The previous record was 1:24.74 set in 2013. She also won a gold medal in the 50-meter butterfly in 31.32, just missing the world record of in 30.83.

In Sunday’s 2-mile open water pier-to-pier swim, Martin was second in her division taking a silver medal in 1:08.44.

The competition features 8,000 police officers and firefighters from 70 countries competing in 65 different sports. The 11-day biennial Olympics-style competition is for finely-tuned active and retired police officers and firefighters.

Russia, with military members competing, had three women in the 18-24 50-meter butterfly finish in 27.64, 27.91 and 27.98. Several international Olympians are competing.

Martin is a SOFLO masters swimmer and trains with SOFLO at Academic Village Pool.

The World Police and Fire Games have been held every two years since 1985.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Jennifer Martin Wins Three Golds, Breaks Two World Records At World Police & Fire Games


By Sharon Robb

August 9, 2017–Jennifer Martin of South Florida Aquatic Club dominated the opening day of the swimming competition at the 2017 World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles.

The City of Pembroke Pines police sergeant has won three golds and one silver medal and broke two world records after two days of competition in open water and pool events.

On opening day of pool swimming on Wednesday at the Exposition Park Swim Stadium, Martin, 36, competing in the 35-39 age group, won the 100-meter breaststroke in a world record 1:24.43. The previous record was 1:24.74 set in 2013. She bettered her 2015 bronze medal swim of 1:27.8.

Defending 30-34 butterfly champion won another gold medal in the 35-39 50-meter butterfly in 31.32, just missing the world record of in 30.83.

Martin, competing on a multi-national 200-meter freestyle relay with swimmers from Romania, India and Taiwan, broke a 20-year-old world record in 1:59. The previous world record was 2:02.30 set in 1997.

In Sunday’s 2-mile open water pier-to-pier swim, Martin was second in her division taking a silver medal in 1:08.44 bettering her 2015 bronze medal place.

The World Police & Fire Games feature 8,000 police officers and firefighters from 70 countries competing in 65 different sports. The 11-day biennial Olympics-style competition is for finely-tuned active and retired police officers and firefighters.

Martin is a SOFLO masters swimmer and trains with SOFLO at Academic Village Pool.

The World Police and Fire Games have been held every two years since 1985.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Jennifer Martin Triple Winner At Fort Lauderdale Masters Challenge


By Sharon Robb

February 19, 2017—Jennifer Martin took another big step in her training for the Aug. 7-16 World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles.

“I am right where I need to be five months out,” the South Florida Aquatic Club masters swimmer wrote on her Facebook page.

The City of Pembroke Pines police sergeant who trains at SOFLO’s Academic Village Pool, was a triple winner on Sunday at the 24th annual Fort Lauderdale Masters Challenge at Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

Martin, 36, won the 50-yard butterfly in 28.52, a 0.38 time drop from her seeded time in the 35-39 age group and was second overall behind Olympian and national record holder Carolina Colorado of Colombia, a former SOFLO swimmer.

The women’s butterfly field also featured Olympic gold medalist Claudia Poll, 44, of Costa Rica, who won the 40-44 age group in 32.07.

“I got to race my childhood hero and won!” Martin wrote. “What an unbelievable woman and competitor.”

Martin won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.63, a 0.27 time drop. Despite a bad turn, she won her age group and finished second overall again behind Colorado.

Martin also won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.84, a 3.16 time drop, to win both her age group and overall title.

Martin, also a distance runner, is fine tuning her swimming for the World Games.

The Aug. 7-16 World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles is an Olympic-style competition that attracts 10,000 athletes from 70 countries competing in 60 events.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Jennifer Martin Golden At World Police And Fire Games


By Sharon Robb

June 30, 2015—Jennifer Martin of South Florida Aquatic Club is showing what hard work and sheer determination can do at a major international meet.

The City of Pembroke Pines police sergeant has won two golds and two bronze medals after two days of competition at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax, Va.

The competition features 12,000 police officers and firefighters from 70 countries competing in 60 different sports.

On opening day, Martin, 34, took bronze in the 2-mile open water swim in 55:49.

In the pool events at George Mason Aquatic Center, she won gold in the 50-meter butterfly (31.04) and bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:27.18). She won her second gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle relay.

Martin has six events left in the 30-34 age group to swim on Wednesday and Thursday: 50 freestyle, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke, 200-meter freestyle, women medley relay and mixed medley relay.

Martin is a SOFLO masters swimmer and trains with SOFLO at Academic Village Pool.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Pembroke Pines Police Officer Jennifer Martin Golden Record Breaker At Can-Am Police-Fire Games

Pembroke Pines Police Officer Jennifer Martin Golden Record Breaker At Can-Am Police-Fire Games


By Sharon Robb

July 17, 2014—-Pembroke Pines police officer Jennifer Martin dominated the 2014 Can-Am Police-Fire Games Wednesday at the Graham Aquatic Center YMCA in York County, Pa.

Martin, 33, who trains at South Florida Aquatic Club, went ten-for-ten in her swimming events, winning eight individual gold medals and two relay gold medals in her meet debut.

All were Can-Am Police-Fire meet records.

The top masters and open water swimmer and one of the nation’s top swimmers in police and fire competitions had last competed in the Masters Classic in Fort Lauderdale in February. Before that it was the Police Olympics in June 2013. Martin trains at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

Obviously, Martin more than made up for lost time in competition with her Herculean effort.

Martin won the 100 backstroke in 1:12.47; 50 backstroke in 33.10; 50 freestyle in 26.08; 50 breaststroke in 34.29; 100 breaststroke in 1:16.86; 100 butterfly in 1:10.61; 100 freestyle in 1:01.14 and 50 butterfly in 29.55.

She was also a member of the two gold medal 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays.

“I was very excited to compete at my first Can-Am Games,” Martin said. “I am very pleased with my performance today but I am using these Games as a stepping stone for the World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax next year.

“I would like to thank the volunteers as their efforts are what make the Games such a success.”

The Games, held every two years, feature police, fire, EMS and other first responders from all over North America. It rotates between sites in the U.S. and Canada.

Athletes are competing in more than 50 sporting events at over 30 venues in York County.

Swimming is among the traditional athletic competitions that was held along with hockey, volleyball, soccer, softball, golf and cycling.

All event proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Pembroke Pines Police Dominate Florida Police And Fire Games Swimming Competition

Pembroke Pines Police Dominate Florida Police and Fire Games Swimming Competition


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

June 17, 2013

The home pool advantage may have been the key at the Florida Police and Fire Games Swim Meet Sunday at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

The Pembroke Pines Police Department and Geni Burts of the Hollywood Police Department dominated the day-long swim meet.

Meet director Jennifer Martin of the Pembroke Pines Police Department dominated her age group events in record-breaking times. Martin won four events and broke three meet records.

Martin, 32, won the 50-yard backstroke in 30.88, breaking the previous record of 33.82 set by Mary Mott of Volusia County in 1991.

Martin won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:05.24, breaking the 1995 meet record of 1:15.09 set by Lynn Carter of Sarasota Police.

Martin won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:10.45, bettering the previous meet record of 1:15.70 set in 1991 by Mary Mott of Volusia County. Martin also won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:22.74 and was a member of two winning relays.

Martin was high point winner for the women’s 30-34 age group with 80 points.

Denise Tamburo, 46, also of the Pembroke Pines Police Department, won high point for the 40-49 age group with 57 points.

Tamburo won the 25-yard freestyle in 17.01 and 50-yard freestyle in 41.73 and was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:55.24.

Michael Cook and Stuart Groves led Pembroke Pines Police in the men’s competition.

Cook, 44, won the 25-yard freestyle in 12.19, was second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:45.71) and 50-yard breaststroke (43.76) and led off two winning relays.

Groves, 35, won the 50-yard breaststroke (38.92) and 25-yard freestyle (11.54) and was second in the 50-yard freestyle (28.07) and 100-yard freestyle (1:07.65). He was also a member of two winning relays. Groves tied for second for high point age group honors.

Burts, 28, one of the original members of the Comets Swim Team founded fourteen years ago by CEO and head coach Chris Anderson; Flanagan High School and Florida Atlantic University alum, brought home her share of hardware for the City of Hollywood.

Burts won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:46.44; 100-yard butterfly in 1:04.98; 100-yard individual medley in 1:05.14 and 100-yard freestyle in 1:00.75. Burts was also a member of two winning relays.

Burts won high point for the 18-29 age group with 80 points.

PEMBROKE PINES POLICE RESULTS

MEN

200-yard freestyle relay, 18-29, 1. Pembroke Pines Police 1:52.93 (Michael Cook, Stuart Groves, Phillip Martin, Jennifer Martin); 100-yard breaststroke, 40-44, 2. Michael Cook 1:45.71; 25-yard freestyle, 35-39, 1. Stuart Groves 11.54; 40-44, 1. Michael Cook 12.19; 50-yard freestyle, 35-39, 2. Stuart Groves 28.07; 50-yard breaststroke, 35-39, 1. Stuart Groves 38.92; 40-44, 2. Michael Cook 43.76; 100-yard freestyle: 35-39, 2. Stuart Groves 1:07.65; 200-yard medley relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Police 2:15.18 (Michael Cook, Stuart Groves, Phillip Martin, Jennifer Martin).

WOMEN

50-yard backstroke, 30-34, 1. Jennifer Martin 30.88; 25-yard freestyle, 40-49, 1. Denise Tamburo 17.01; 50-yard freestyle, 40-49, 1. Denise Tamburo 41.73; 100-yard individual medley, 30-34, 1. Jennifer Martin 1:05.24; 100-yard freestyle, 40-49, 2. Denise Tamburo 1:55.24; 100-yard backstroke, 1. Jennifer Martin 1:10.45; 200-yard freestyle, 1. Jennifer Martin 2:22.74.

HIGH POINT SCORERS

MEN

18-29, 1. Christian Colmenares, Customs and Border Protection 80, 2. Phillip Martin, Pinecrest Police 77, 3. Raymond Diaz, Miami Beach Police 54.

30-34, 1. Artem Tarasov, Guest 20.

35-39, 1. Chad Sundermeyer, Orange County Sheriff 80, tie, 2. Robert Bage, North Miami Police 74 and 2. Stuart Groves, Pembroke Pines Police 74.

40-44, 1. Christopher Keane, Palm Beach Sheriff 74, 2. Wida Law, Sarasota County Sheriff 73, 3. Gary Revelt, Groveland Police 72, 4. Rod Dennett, North Miami Police 69, 5. Michael Cook, Pembroke Pines Police 54, 6. Alfred Marino, Customs and Border Protection 47, 7. Sergio Henao, U.S. Dept. of Justice 31.

45-49, 1. Karl Holtkamp, Okeechobee County Fire 77, 2. Louis Chiappetta, Lee County Sheriff, 75, 3. Marcel Hosein, St. Lucie County Sheriff 70, 4. Alex Colvin, Customs and Border Protection 57.

50-54, 1. tie, Gregory Wilhelm, Federal 80 and Richard Taylor, Hollywood Fire 80, 3. Douglas Barclay, Coconut Creek Police 74, 4. Kenneth Carter, Federal 67, 5. Rick Lonergan, Retired 66.

55-59, 1. Charles Clayton, Florida Highway Patrol 80, 2. Jaime Cortes, Homeland Security 68.

60-64, 1. Robert Noyer, Pinecrest Police 80, 2. Michael Pieper, Osceola County Sheriff 51, 3. Steven Eisman, Customs and Border Protection 49, 4. Antonio Mesa, Surfside Police 40.

65-and-over, 1. Charles Weathebee, retired 73.

WOMEN

18-29, 1. Geni Burts, Hollywood Police Department 80, 2. Casey Waugh, Sarasota Police 54, 3. Katherine Eason, Coral Springs Police 20.

30-34, 1. Jennifer Martin, Pembroke Pines Police, 80.

35-39, 1. Bethanne Plasman, Boynton Beach Fire 80, 2. Tracy Kubiak, Orange County Fire 74.

40-49, 1. Denise Tamburo, Pembroke Pines Police 57, 2. Lori Jaress, Sarasota Police 37.

50-and-over, 1. Nicole VanPeer, St. Petersburg Police 80, 2. Linda Deniro, Sarasota Police 74.

SUNDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

200-yard freestyle relay:

1.Hollywood Police Department 1:58.57 (Geni Burts, Richard Taylor, Bethanne Plasman, Tracy Kubiak), 2. St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office 2:48.44.

100-yard breaststroke:

18-29, 1. Casey Waugh, Sarasota Police Department 1:25.21; 30-34, 1. Abbey Sundermeyer, Guest 1:22.49; 35-39, 1. Bethanne Plasman, Boynton Beach Fire Rescue 1:14.75; 60-and-over, 1. Nicole Van Peer, St. Petersburg Police Dept. 1:53.40.

50-yard backstroke:

30-34, 1. Jennifer Martin, Pembroke Pines Police 30.88; 35-39, 1. Tracy Kubiak, Orange County Fire Rescue 33.37; 50-and-over, 1. Linda Deniro, Sarasota Police 49.75, 2. Lucy Montoya, Guest 43.94.

25-yard freestyle:

40-49, 1. Denise Tamburo, Pembroke Pines Police 17.01; 50-and-over, 1. Nicole VanPeer, St. Petersburg Police 16.28, 2. Linda Deniro, Sarasota Police 17.39.

500-yard freestyle:

18-29, 1. Geni Burts, Hollywood Police 5:46.44, 2. Taylor Cook, Guest 6:18.52; 30-34. 1. Abbey Sundermeyer, Guest 6:03.67.

100-yard butterfly:

18-29, 1. Geni Burts, Hollywood Police 1:04.98, 2. Casey Waugh, Sarasota Police 1:20.79.

50-yard freestyle:

35-39, 1. Bethanne Plasman, Boynton Beach Fire 26.88, 2. Tracy Kubiak, Orange County Fire Rescue 28.18; 45-49, 1. Denise Tamburo, Pembroke Pines Police 41.73, 2. Lori Jaress, Sarasota Police 44.13; 50-and-over, 1. Nicole VanPeer, St. Petersburg Police 41.57, 2. Linda Deniro, Sarasota Police 41.77.

100-yard individual medley:

18-29, 1. Geni Burts, Hollywood Police Department 1:05.14; 30-34, 1. Jennifer Martin, Pembroke Pines Police 1:05.24; 35-39, 1. Bethanne Plasman, Boynton Beach Fire 1:08.24, 2. Tracy Kubiak, Orange County Fire 1:15.33; 50-and-over, 1. Lucy Montoya, Guest 1:32.67.

50-yard breaststroke:

18-29, 1. Katherine Eason, Coral Springs Police 33.71, 2. Casey Waugh, Sarasota Police 39.86; 30-34, 1. Abbey Sundermeyer, Guest 38.29; 35-39, 1. Tracy Kubiak, Orange County Fire 39.44; 50-and-over, 1. Nicole Van Peer, St. Petersburg Police 53.91.

100-yard freestyle:

18-29, 1. Geni Burts, Hollywood Police 1:00.75, 2. Taylor Cook, Guest 1:03.61; 35-39, 1. Bethanne Plasman, Boynton Beach Fire 59.35; 40-49, 1. Lori Jaress, Sarasota Police 1:41.67, 2. Denise Tamburo, Pembroke Pines Police 1:55.24.

200-yard individual medley:

50-and-over, 1. Lucy Montoya, Guest 3:14.75.

100-yard backstroke:

30-34, 1. Jennifer Martin, Pembroke Pines Police 1:10.45; 50-and-over, 1. Linda Deniro, Sarasota Police 1:59.27.

50-yard butterfly:

18-29, 1. Katherine Eason, Coral Springs Police 28.18, 2. Casey Waugh, Sarasota Police 35.47; 50-and-over, 1. Lucy Montoya, Guest 43.00.

200-yard freestyle:

30-34, 1. Jennifer Martin, Pembroke Pines Police 2:22.74, Abbey Sundermeyer, Guest 2:18.57.

MEN

200-yard freestyle relay:

18-29, 1. Pembroke Pines Police 1:52.93 (Michael Cook, Stuart Groves, Phillip Martin, Jennifer Martin), 2. Customs and Border Protection 2:12.52; 40-44, 1. Customs and Border Protection 2:13.70 (Steven Eisman, Alfred Marino, Gregory Wilhelm, Karl Holtkamp).

1,650-yard freestyle:

30-34, 1. Blake Curry, Guest 23:31.38; 50-54, 1. Gregory Wilhelm, Federal 19:28.89, 2. Rick Lonergan, Retired 30:48.70; 55-59, 1. Iurii Tarasov, Guest 28:40.10.

100-yard breaststroke:

30-34, 1. Artem Tarasov, Guest 1:32.32; 35-39, 1. Robert Bage, North Miami Police 1:29.60; 40-44, 1. Wida Law, Sarasota County Sheriff 1:27.06, 2. Michael Cook 1:45.71; 45-49, 1. Karl Holtkamp, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue 1:20.27, 2. Marcel Hosein, St. Lucie County Sheriff 2:30.39; 50-54, 1. Douglas Barclay, Coconut Creek Police 1:40.53; 55-59, 1. Iurii Tarasov, Guest 2:00.48; 60-and-over, 1. Antonio Mesa, Surfside Police 1:40.64, 2. Charles Weatherbee, Retired 2:02.72, 3. Steven Eisman, Customs and Border Protection 2:18.00.

50-yard backstroke:

18-29, 1. Phillip Martin, Pinecrest Police 32.34; 35-39, 1. Justin Bullard, Guest 33.42; 40-44, 1. Gary Revelt, Groveland Police 42.03, 2. Sergio Henao, U.S. Dept of Justice 55.10; 45-49, 1. Marcel Hosein, St. Lucie County Sheriff 1:19.27; 55-59, 1. Chris Burt, Guest 35.12.

25-yard freestyle:

18-29, 1. Phillip Martin, Pinecrest Police 11.40; 35-39, 1. Stuart Groves, Pembroke Pines Police 11.54, 2. Robert Bage, North Miami Police 14.08, 3. Justin Bullard, Guest 12.89; 40-44, 1. Michael Cook, Pembroke Pines Police 12.19, 2. Christopher Keane, Palm Beach Sheriff 13.36, 3. Alfred Marino, Customs and Border 15.00, 4. Rod Dennett, North Miami Police 15.94, 5. Sergio Henao, U.S. Dept. of Justice 16.00, 6. Wida Law, Sarasota County 16.96; 45-49, 1. Alex Colvin, Customs and Border Protection 12.41, 2. Karl Holtkamp, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue 12.65, 3. Gordon Cowley, Lakeland Police 12.61; 50-54, 1. Richard Taylor, Hollywood Fire Rescue 12.50, 2. Kenneth Carter, Federal 13.81; 55-59, 1. Charles Clayton, Florida Highway Patrol 14.32, 2. Jaime Cortes, Homeland Security Investigation 19.00; 60-and-over, 1. Robert Noyer, Pinecrest Police 12.40, 2. Michael Pieper, Osceola County Sheriff 14.15, 3. 3. Steve Eisman, Customs and Border Protection 21.09.

500-yard freestyle:

30-34, 1. Blake Curry, Guest 6:39.66; 35-39, 1. Chad Sundermeyer, Orange County Sheriff 5:30.08; 40-44, 1. Rod Dennett, North Miami Police 9:19.06; 45-49, 1. Louis Chiapetta, Lee County Sheriff 11:50.21; 50-54, 1. Gregory Wilhelm, Federal 5:34.93, 2. Douglas Barclay, Coconut Creek Police 8:46.68, 3. Rick Lonergan, Retired 8:56.76.

50-yard freestyle:

18-29, 1. Christian Colmenares, Customs and Border Protection 23.24, 2. Phillip Martin, Pinecrest Police 25.65; 35-39, 1. Chad Sundermeyer, Orange County Sheriff 23.87, 2. Stuart Groves, Pembroke Pines Police 28.07, 3. Justin Bullard, Guest 28.32; 40-44, 1. Wida Law, Sarasota County Sheriff 31.33, 2. Christopher Keane, Palm Beach Sheriff 31.58, 3. Gary Revelt, Groveland Police 33.88, 4. Alfred Marino, Customs and Border Protection 35.27; 45-49, 1. Karl Holtkamp, Okeechobee County Fire 27.84, 2. Alex Colvin, Customs and Border Protection 27.94, 3. Marcel Hosein, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s 41.65, 4. Louis Chiappetta, Lee County Sheriff 47.48, Aleksandr Rubakhin, Guest 35.47; 50-54, 1. Richard Taylor, Hollywood Fire Rescue 26.19, 2. Kenneth Carter, Federal 35.95; 55-59, 1. Charles Clayton, Florida Highway Patrol 29.06, Chris Burt, Guest 29.40; 60-and-over, 1. Robert Noyer, Pinecrest Police 28.83, 2. Michael Pieper, Osceola County Sheriff 33.17, 3. Charles Weatherbee, Retired 37.09.

100-yard individual medley:

35-39, 1. Robert Bage, North Miami Police 1:27.73; 60-and-over, 1. Charles Weatherbee, Retired 1:58.76.

50-yard breaststroke:

35-39, 1. Stuart Groves, Pembroke Pines Police 38.92, 2. Robert Bage, North Miami Police 40.66; 40-44, 1. Wida Law, Sarasota County Sheriff 39.32, 2. Michael Cook, Pembroke Pines Police 43.76, 3. Gary Revelt, Groveland Police 46.95; 45-49, 1. Karl Holtkamp, Okeechobee County Fire 35.60, 2. Marcel Hosein, St. Lucie County Sheriff 59.60, 3. Aleksandr Rubakhin, Guest 49.09; 50-54, 1. Douglas Barclay, Coconut Creek Police 43.75; 55-59, 1. Chris Burt, Guest 39.66, 2. Iurii Tarasov, Guest 46.75; 60-and-over, 1. Antonio Mesa, Surfside Police 44.46, 2. Steven Eisman, Customs and Border Protection 56.45.

100-yard freestyle:

18-29, 1. Christian Colmenares, Customs and Border Protection 53.21, 2. Raymond Diaz, Miami Beach Police 1:06.61; 30-34, 1. Blake Curry, Guest 1:02.64; 35-39, 1. Chad Sundermeyer, Orange County Sheriff 50.94, 2. Stuart Groves, Pembroke Pines Police 1:07.65, 3. Justin Bullard, Guest 1:02.69; 40-44, 1. Christopher Keane, Palm Beach Sheriff 1:15.33, 2. Rod Dennett, North Miami Police 1:30.18, 3. Alfred Marino, Customs and Border Protection 1:38.09; 45-49, 1. Louis Chiapetta, Lee County Sheriff 1:49.69, 2. Gordon Cowley, Lakeland Police 1:03.41; 50-54, 1. Richard Taylor, Hollywood fire 1:02.13, 2. Kenneth Carter, Federal 1:25.22, 3. Rick Lonergan, Retired 1:30.56; 55-59, 1. Charles Clayton, Florida Highway Patrol 1:06.26, 2. Jaime Cortes, Homeland Security 1:41.65; 60-and-over, 1. Robert Noyer, Pinecrest Police 1:08.77, 2. Michael Pieper, Osceola County Sheriff 1:26.65.

200-yard individual medley:

18-29, 1. Christian Colmenares, Customs and Border Protection 2:28.37; 50-54, 1. Gregory Wilhelm, Federal 2:28.21; 60-and-over, 1. Charles Weatherbee, Retired 3:51.12.

100-yard backstroke:

18-29, 1. Christian Colmenares, Customs and Border Protection 1:12.14; 40-44, 1. Gary Revelt, Groveland Police 1:46.40; 55-59, 1. Chris Burt, Guest 1:27.34.

50-meter butterfly:

18-29, 1. Phillip Martin, Pinecrest Police 29.57, 2. Raymond Diaz, Miami Beach Police 39.67; 30-34, 1. Artem Tarasov, Guest 34.57; 45-49, 1. Alex Colvin, Customs and Border Patrol 34.31, Gordon Cowley, Guest 31.70; 50-54, 1. Richard Taylor, Hollywood Fire 30.00, 2. Douglas Barclay, Coconut Creek Police 40.72; 60-and-over, 1. Robert Noyer, Pinecrest Police 33.00.

200-yard freestyle:

18-29, 1. Raymond Diaz, Miami Beach Police 2:49.75; 30-34, 1. Blake Curry, Guest 2:24.29; 35-39, 1. Chad Sundermeyer, Orange County Sheriff 1:54.37; 40-44, 1. Christopher Keane, Palm Beach Sheriff 3:00.23, 2. Rod Dennett, North Miami Police 3:24.84; 45-49, 1. Louis Chiappetta, Lee County Sheriff 4:10.97; 50-54, 1. Gregory Wilhelm, Federal 2:09.23, 2. Rick Lonergan, Retired 3:23.59, 3. Kenneth Carter, Federal 3:30.91; 55-59, 1. Charles Clayton, Florida Highway Patrol 2:32.94, 2. Jaime Cortes, Homeland Security 3:46.08.

200-yard medley relay:

40-44, 1. Customs and Border Protection 2:43.21 (Steven Eisman, Alfred Marino, Gregory Wilhelm, Karl Holtcamp).

200-yard mixed freestyle relay:

18-29, 1 Hollywood Police; 45-49, 1. St. Lucie County Sheriff.

200-yard mixed medley relay:

18-29, 1. Hollywood Police.

200-yard medley relay:

18-29, 1. Hollywood Police, 2. Customs and Border Protection; 40-44, 1. Customs and Border Protection.

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