SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day One Of Broward County B/C Championships; Cherill Royalty, Ryan Harries Double Winners


By Sharon Robb

WESTON, July 6, 2019—The future looks bright for South Florida Aquatic Club’s up-and-coming swimmers.

The Sharks dominated opening day of the Broward County B/C Championships Saturday at YMCA Weston Family Center. Most of SOFLO swimmers had at least one time drop and several finished among the top three.

Among SOFLO’s six champions were:

Isabella Perry, 10, 100-yard backstroke, 1:22.06, time drop.

Jordan Evans, 8, 50-yard breaststroke, 48.01.

Cherill Royalty, 8, 50-yard freestyle, 35.14, time drop; 200-yard freestyle, 3:00.26.

Ryan Harries, 10, 100-yard backstroke, 1:23.80, time drop; 200-yard freestyle, 2:40.37, time drop.

Alexander Blandon, 17, 50-yard freestyle, 25.68.

Noah Mejias, 8, 50-yard butterfly, 41.71, time drop.

The two-day Florida Gold Coast short course yards ends Sunday. The timed finals begin 9 a.m. The meet is hosted by the YMCA of South Florida Barracudas swim team. B/C Championship meets are also being held in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade.

Among other FGC teams competing are Azura Florida Aquatics, Sunrise Swimming, Pine Crest Swimming, Heritage Aquatics, Pompano Beach Piranhas, SwimFast, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs Swim Club, TSA Aquatics and Plantation Swim Team.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

50-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Sofia Rodriguez, Azura 39.68; SOFLO TOP 10: 2. Cherill Royalty 44.16, time drop, 3. Jordan Evans 44.48, time drop, 10. Danielle Brancati, 51.34.

100-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Isabella Perry, SOFLO 1:22.06, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Francesca Perry 1:28.04, time drop; 11-12, 1. Deniz Sirma, Azura 1:15.00; SOFLO: 4. Genesis Escobar 1:17.92, time drop, 7. Roshini Shivakumar 1:22.37, time drop; 13-14, 1. Abigail Juskiewicz, Plantation Swim Team 1:12.06; 15-and-over, 1. Sarah Colado, TSA 1:11.71.

50-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 48.01; 9-10, 1. Arisa Porter, HAT 44.98; SOFLO: 2. tie, Francesca Perry 46.15, time drop and Mikhel Martin 46.15, time drop, 9. Gabriela Marin 48.34; 11-12, 1. Natalia Ladha, SF 38.83; SOFLO: 2. Calista Harries 40.38, time drop, 4. Genesis Escobar 42.09, time drop; 13-14, 1. Makaila Blanchard, SF 38.73; 15-and-over, 1. Sarah Colado, TSA 38.51.

50-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 35.14, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Jordan Evans 39.85; 9-10, 1. Stella McCranie, Azura 34.15; SOFLO: 3. Francesca Perry 34.44, time drop, 4. Shelby Evans 34.63, time drop; 11-12, 1. Allyson Lake, CSSC 31.11; SOFLO: 11. Calista Harries 34.45, time drop; 13-14, 1. Arina Muravyeva, HAT 30.15; 15-and-over, 1. Maria Burgos, Azura 30.43.

50-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Sofia Rodriguez, Azura 40.74; SOFLO: 2. Cherill Royalty 45.80.

100-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Arisa Porter, HAT 1:23.49; SOFLO: 2. Isabella Perry 1:28.36, 9. Gabriela Marin 1:49.07; 11-12, 1. Natalia Ladha, SF 1:09.64; SOFLO: 4. Genesis Escobar 1:25.29, time drop, 6. Roshini Shivakumar 1:35.25; 13-14, 1. Camryn Britto, SF 1:15.58; 15-and-over, 1. Emily Brennan, YSF 1:14.21.

200-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 3:00.26; 9-10, 1. Michaela Mann, Unattached 2:42.29; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 2:46.77, 7. Gabriela Marin 3:06.78, time drop; 11-12, 1. Deniz Sirma, Azura 2:23.64; SOFLO: 4. Roshini Shivakumar 2:36.63, 9. Calista Harries 2:43.16, time drop; 13-14, 1. Maya Oren, Azura 2:16.67; 15-and-over, 1. Sarah Colado, TSA 2:20.55.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. John Mann, Unattached 43.87; SOFLO: 7. Julian Sibug 50.35, time drop, 8. Vishnu Shivakamur 52.48.

100-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:23.80, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Emiliano Cavani 1:29.65, time drop, 7. Dylan McVeigh 1:36.54, time drop, 9. Preston Christensen 1:39.61; 11-12, 1. Frank Farinas, PB 1:15.61; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 1:19.66, time drop, 5. Matthew Jimenez 1:20.50, 10. Sakina Coradin 1:27.13; 13-14, 1. Egor Frantsevskiy, Unattached 1:08.22; ; SOFLO: 10. Bruno Martins 1:25.84, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Samuel Jackson YSF 1:02.46; SOFLO: 2. Alexander Blandon 1:03.53.

50-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Marcos Machado, PB 45.77; SOFLO: 4. Noah Mejias 50.94, 6. Eric Ferrer 55.47, time drop, 7. Daniel Chaussky 56.81, 8. Julian Sibug 56.85, time drop, 10. Vishnu Shivakumar 57.82; 9-10, 1. Brandon Lozano, Azura 44.95; SOFLO: 2. Aryav Thakur 45.76, time drop, 3. Emiliano Cavani 46.83, time drop, 5. Dylan McVeigh 48.06, time drop, 11. Preston Christensen 52.42, time drop; 11-12, 1. Frank Farinas, PB 38.15; SOFLO: 4. Matt McVeigh 41.36, 8. Aditya Kapadia 43.03, 11. Mason Jimenez 43.47; 13-14, 1. Juan Sarmiento, PST 36.45; 15-and-over, 1. Samuel Jackson, YSF 30.85; SOFLO: 2. Alexander Blandon 32.11, 4. Ventura Torres 35.97.

50-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Marcus Machado, PB 35.18; SOFLO: 9. Daniel Chaussky 41.09, 10. Eric Ferrer 41.56; 9-10, 1. Francesca Corrales, SFTL 34.57; SOFLO: 9. Aryav Thakur 35.96, 10. Dylan McVeigh 37.72; 11-12, 1. Lorenzo Herek, CSSC 28.86; SOFLO: 10. Matt McVeigh 32.12, time drop; 13-14, 1. Egor Frantsevskiy, Unattached 26.36; SOFLO: 12. Bruno Martins 31.57, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Alexander Blandon, SOFLO 25.68; SOFLO: 4. Ventura Torres 27.09, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 41.71, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Matthew Ortiz 46.14, 7. Eric Ferrer 51.82, 10. Julian Sibug 56.04, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Christian King, PC 1:24.71; SOFLO: 4. Emiliano Cavani 1:43.67; 11-12, 1. Kaideng Zhao, SUN 1:06.23; 13-14, 1. Nick Nimroozi, SFTL 1:05.29; SOFLO: 6. Bruno Martins 1:29.40; 15-and-over, 1. Christian Arbelo, SF 1:06.95.

200-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Marcus Machado, PB 2:38.99; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 3:05.88; 9-10, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 2:40.37, time drop, 6. Aryav Thakur 2:57.66, 7. Emiliano Cavani 3:01.77; 11-12, 1. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SUN 2:22.83; SOFLO: 5. Mason Jimenez 2:27.19, 6. Matthew Jimenez 2:33.75, time drop; 13-14, 1. Egor Frantsevsky, Unattached 2:09.79; SOFLO: 10. Bruno Martins 2:32.59; 15-and-over, 1. Samuel Jackson. YSF 2:02.08; SOFLO: 4. Alexander Blandon 2:08.59, 5. Ventura Torres 2:11.37.

IF YOU GO

What: Broward County B/C Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m., timed finals

Where: YMCA Weston Family Center, Regional Park, Weston

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet, they are available free of charge on the club’s website, http://www.ysfbarracudas.com or Meet Mobile. First-third will earn medals and fourth-eighth will receive ribbons. For more information call meet director John Spire, 954-557-8177.

Jordan Evans, Connor Jimenez Lead SOFLO At YSF Barracudas 8&Under Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

WESTON, February 12, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had fun and swam well at the 8&Under YSF Barracudas Sizzler Friday at YMCA Family Center.

Jordan Evans, 6, led the girls and Connor Jimenez, 8, led the boys.

Evans won three events, finished second, had three best times and led off SOFLO’s second-place 100-yard freestyle relay.

Evans won the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 24.33; 25-yard backstroke in 26.91; 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 27.27; and second in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 22.97.

Evans was joined by Caitlin Nguyen, Isabella Perry and Francesca Perry on the 100-yard freestyle relay that finished second in 1:17.00.

Jimenez swept all four sprint events and had two best times. He won the 25-yard butterfly in 23.45, 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.63, 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 23.45 and 25-yard freestyle in 17.20.

Caitlin Nguyen, 8, Isabella Perry, 8, Francesca Perry, 7, Saree Young, 8, and Aanya Robinson, 7, all made their sizzler debut and swam well.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 24.33, time drop; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachum, YSF 18.35.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 26.91; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachum, YSF 19.54; SOFLO: 3. Caitlyn Nguyen, 20.87, 4. Isabella Perry 21.33, 5. Shelby Evans 21.37, time drop, 7. Francesca Perry 22.63, 11. Saree Young 24.39, 13. Aanya Robinson 26.02.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 27.27, time drop; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachu, YSF 21.52; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 22.20, time drop, 3. Caitlyn Nguyen 24.31, 4. Isabella Perry 25.13, 8. Francesca Perry 27.29, 9. Aanya Robinson 27.83, 11. Saree Young 28.17.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Cherill Royalty, YSF 19.13; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Evans 22.97, time drop; 7-8, 1. Ava Wolfe, YSF 16.84; SOFLO: 3. Isabella Perry 17.46, 4. Caitlin Nguyen 17.82, 6. Shelby Evans 19.02, time drop, 10. Francesca Perry 20.58, 12. Saree Young 21.18, 13. Aanya Robinson 22.32.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. YSF 1:13.44. 2. SOFLO 1:17.00 (Jordan Evans, Caitlin Nguyen, Isabella Perry, Francesca Perry).

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 24.33; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 23.45; SOFLO: 7. Preston Christensen 30.39, time drop.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 25.61; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 19.63, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Preston Christensen 23.47, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, YSF 28.18; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 23.45, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Preston Christensen 30.39, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 20.86; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 17.20; SOFLO: 5. Preston Christensen 20.67, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Pine Crest 1:26.38.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, November 9, 2017–South Florida Aquatic Club won the boys’ 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay and posted fifteen best times Friday at the Sunrise Swimming 8&Under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Seven SOFLO swimmers competed in the Sizzler which featured events for 6-and-under and 7-8 swimmers. Events were 25-yard sprint races in all four strokes and each age group and 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

The SOFLO group featured Jordan Evans, 6; Shelby Evans, 7; Martin Petkov, 8; Adrian Sowma, 8; Aryav Thakur, 8; Juan Vallmitjana, 8; and Oleksii Viazmetinov, 8.

SOFLO’s relay won in 1:13.30 ahead of Sunrise Swimming in 1:19.96.

Evans was the top SOFLO girls’ finisher with three third places in the 25-yard butterfly, 25-yard backstroke and 25-yard freestyle. She was also fourth in the 25-yard breaststroke.

Viazmetinov was the top SOFLO boys’ finisher with a third place in the 25-yard breaststroke, fourths in the 25-yard backstroke and 25-yard freestyle and eighth place in the 25-yard butterfly.

The Florida Gold Coast meet featured Azura Florida Aquatics, Bone Island Swim Club, Coral Springs, Cyclones, Hammerhead Aquatics, Pine Crest Swim Team, Plantation, SwimFast and host Sunrise Swimming.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Athena Rilo, SUN 23.19; SOFLO: 3. Jordan Evans 26.97, time drop; 7-8, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 17.15; SOFLO: 4. Shelby Evans 22.46.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 23.96; SOFLO: 3. Jordan Evans 25.58; 7-8, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 21.89; SOFLO: 7. Shelby Evans 23.73, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Athena Rilo, SUN 28.81; SOFLO: 4. Jordan Evans 29.31, time drop; 7-8, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 21.80; SOFLO: 3. Shelby Evans 24.00, time drop.

25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Athena Rilo, SUN 21.32; SOFLO: 3. Jordan Evans 25.03 7-8, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 16.80; SOFLO: 4. Shelby Evans 18.99, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay: 8-and-under, 1. Azura 1:18.72, 2. Sunrise Swimming 1:19.14, 3. Pine Crest 1:26.56.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 24.54; 7-8, 1. Adrian Rendon, UAZUR 14.84; SOFLO: 5. Juan Vallmitjana 19.94, 8. Alex Viazmetinov 21.75, time drop, 9. Aryav Thakur 22.27, time drop, 13. Adrian Sowma 24.07, time drop, 16. Martin Petkov.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 25.46; 7-8, 1. Adrian Rendon, UAZUR 18.47; SOFLO: 4. Alex Viazmetinov 21.41, 7. Juan Vallmitjana 22.44, 9. Arya Thakur 2334, time drop , 15. Martin Petkov 24.43, time drop, 16. Adran Sowma 24.97.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Rhett Herring, HAFL 28.29; 7-8, 1. Adrian Rendon, UAZUR 19.45; SOFLO: 3. Alex Viazmetinov 23.37, time drop, 4. Juan Vallmitjana 23.56 9. Martin Petkov 25.91, 14. Aryav Thakur 28.20, 15. Adrian Sowma 28.91, time drop.

25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Rhett Herring, HAFL 20.09; 7-8, 1. Adrian Rendon, UAZUR 14.32; SOFLO: 4. Alex Viazmetinov 17.21, time drop, 6. Juan Vallmitjana 17.40, 10. Aryav Thakur 18.77, time drop, 18. Martin Petkov 21.09, 22. Adrian Sowma 21.86, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay: 8-and-under, 1. SOFLO 1:13.30, 2. Sunrise Swimming 1:19.96.

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