SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day Three Of 29th Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 14, 2019—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club is not going down without a fight.

Heading into the fourth and final day of the 29th annual Speedo Winter Championships the team championship may come down to the wire.

Azura Florida Aquatics leads the combined team standings by 151 points with 1,067.50 points ahead of South Florida Aquatic Club with 916. Azura leads SOFLO in the men’s team standings by 54 points (611.50-557) and women’s team standings by 97 points (456-359) at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO had its best showing on Saturday with several wins, top three finishes and time drops and hopes to continue the momentum on Sunday.

SOFLO’s four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson held off Aruba’s Allyson Ponson of Azura to win the 100-yard freestyle, 49.68-49.77.

SOFLO’s boys’ 200-yard medley relay won in 2:17.27 with Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Juan Vallmitjana and Oleksii Viazmetinov.

Dominic Bono was a double winner in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:50.40 and 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:02.06.

Vallmitjana won the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:11.10 and won the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 1:01.38. He was also second in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:33.21.

Harries won the 50-yard breaststroke in 36.69.

Other SOFLO top three finishers:

SOFLO’s girls’ 400-yard medley relay team of Olivia Dinehart, Sophia Grubbs, Madeline Smutny and Anastasia Lutz, third, 4:04.56.

Fiorella Di Salvo, 200-yard backstroke, second, 2:16.34, time drop.

Elena Dinehart, 200-yard backstroke, second, 2:02.84, time drop.

Sarah Acevedo, 400-yard individual medley, third, 4:35.00, time drop.

SOFLO boys’ 400-yard medley relay of Kevin Moya, Derek Hau, Jaden Amores, Felix Gonzalez, second, 4:15.15.

Moya, 50-yard butterfly, second, 26.84, time drop; 100-yard freestyle, second, 54.10, time drop; and 50-yard butterfly, second 26.84, time drop.

Connor Jimenez, 100-yard backstroke, second, 1:12.72, time drop.

Alejandro Mateus, 400-yard individual medley, third 4:18.46, time drop.

Sebastian Lares, 400-yard individual medley, second 4:10.78, time drop.

The Winter Champs is one of three meets SOFLO swimmers are competing in this week. The others are the Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East in Atlanta that ended on Saturday and Sunrise Holiday Championships.

SOFLO has 91 swimmers in 507 individual events and 48 relays in 28 relay events.

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 among other teams.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 1,067.50, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 916, 3. Metro Aquatics 879.50, 4. St. Andrew’s 757.50, 5. Midtown Weston 482.50, 6. Jupiter Dragons 369. 7. Pine Crest 359, 8. Wahoos of Wellington 344.50, 9. TS Aquatics 326.50, 10. Gulliver 295.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 611.50, 2. SOFLO 557, 3. Metro Aquatics 509.50, 4. St. Andrew’s 337, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 149.50.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 456, 2. St. Andrew’s 420.50, 3. Metro Aquatics 370, 4. SOFLO 359, 5. Midtown Weston 334.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Wahoos of Wellington 2:08.68, 5. SOFLO A 2:29.80 (Jemma Baldwin, Shelby Evans, Alessandra Gendarmi, Sofia Gomez).

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. Gulliver 4:16.46, 4. SOFLO A 4:31.99 (Fiorella Di Salvo, Elise Dinehart, Mariana Pinto, Genesis Escobar), 14. SOFLO B 4:54.47 (Sofia Lugo, Lydia Smutny, Sarah Vasquez, Pilar Duranti); 13-14, 1. Midtown 4:01.21, 3. SOFLO A 4:04.56 (Olivia Dinehart, Sophia Grubbs, Madeline Smutny, Anastasia Lutz), 10. SOFLO B 4:29.79 (Mariann Catalasan, Kaitlyn Barrios, Gabriela Avila, Hartley Pitters-Hinds).

50-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Sofia Judge, MAC 27.18; 13-14, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 24.78; SOFLO: 7. Madeline Smutny 27.05, time drop; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 25.36; 17-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 24.95.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Madison Abinuman, WOW 2:11.63; SOFLO: 7. Alessandra Gendarmi 2:24.40, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:08.31.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:14.97; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:16.34, time drop, 7. Mariana Pinto 2:20.99; 13-14, 1. Erika Pelaez. EA 1:58.21; SOFLO: 2. Elena Dinehart 2:02.84, time drop; 15-16, 1. Anelis Roque, MAC 2:05.02; SOFLO: 10. Lucy Smutny 2:16.07; 17-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 1:58.90.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Tessa Broedell, Jupiter 34.63; 11-12, 1. Reese Andres, SAS 32.33; SOFLO: 5. Fiorella Di Salvo 34.56, time drop; 13-14, 1. Sara Lin, PC 29.56; SOFLO: 7. Sophia Grubbs 31.33, time drop; 15-16, 1. Lucia Miller, SAS 29.77; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 30.91; 17-and-over, 1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 29.55.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 58.51; SOFLO: 9. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:07.69, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Judge, MAC 55.55; SOFLO: 8. Mariana Pinto 58.23; 13-14, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 49.14; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 53.96, time drop, 8. Madeline Smutny 54.88; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 51.73; 17-and-over, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 49.68; SOFLO: 5. Paige Lane 53.78.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Madison Abinuman, WOW 2:30.33; SOFLO: 5. Alessandra Gendarmi 2:46.64, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Paola Negrin, GRSC 4:53.21; SOFLO: 5. Mariana Pinto 4:57.11, time drop; 13-14, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 4:26.12; SOFLO: 5. Madeline Smutny 4:37.20, time drop; 15-16, 1. Ella Martinez, SAS 4:24.83; SOFLO: 3. Sarah Acevedo 4:35.00, time drop, 4. Molly Golding 4:35.84, 6. Sara Quintero 4:40.80, time drop, 8. Sally Golding 4:41.37, time drop, 10. Lucy Smutny 4:53.16; 17-and-over, 1. Paige Maceachern, PC 4:23.93.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 28.84; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 27.18; 13-14, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 24.78; SOFLO: 7. Madeline Smutny 27;05, time drop; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 25.36; 17-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 24.95.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:17.27 (Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Juan Vallmitjana, Oleksii Viazmetinov).

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. Metro Aquatics 4:10.92, 2. SOFLO A 4:15.15 (Kevin Moya, Derek Hau, Jaden Amores, Felix Gonzalez).

50-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 26.51; SOFLO: 2. Kevin Moya 26.84, time drop; 13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 24.03; 15-16, 1. Tiago Pereira, SA 22.13; SOFLO: 4. Juan Mora 23.34; 17-and-over, 1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 21.08.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:11.10, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Oleksii Viazmetinov 2:17.93, time drop, 7, Ryan Harries 2:21.06, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 1:10.19; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 1:12.72, time drop.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 2:08.72; 13-14, 1. Finn Winkler, EA 1:56.81; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 2:00.24, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 1:50.40, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Juan Colmenares 1:58.83, time drop, 9. Alex Golding 2:02.89, time drop, 10. Yannai Michael 2:11.92; 17-and-over, 1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 1:44.39; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 2:01.55, time drop, 7. Nicholas Chaimowicz 2:05.96, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 36.69; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 29.72; SOFLO: 4. Derek Hau 33.17 time drop; 13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 27.81; SOFLO: 6. Logan Gonzalez, 29.72, time drop, 10. Javier Colmenares 30.21, time drop; 15-and-16, 1. Michael Fernandez, SAS 26.01; 17-and-over, 1. Carlos Nava, MAC 25.55; SOFLO: 4. Juan Pablo Pineda 26.92.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:01.38, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 1:04.58; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 52.96; SOFLO: 2. Kevin Moya 54.10, time drop; 13-14, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 47.97; 15-16, 1. Varis Monroe, NPB 45.89; SOFLO: 6. Juan Mora 47.80, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 43.38.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Emihlio Reveron, EA 2:32.75; SOFLO: 2. Juan Vallmitjana 2:33.21, time drop, 4. Ryan Harries 2:44.14, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 4:38.15; SOFLO: 7. Felix Gonzalez 4:56.04, time drop, 10. Derek Hau 5:02.15, time drop; 13-14, 1. Nicholas Kjaerulff, SA 4:13.15; SOFLO: 3. Alejandro Mateus 4:18.46, time drop, 5. Javier Colmenares 4:23.60, time drop; 15-16, 1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 4:02.06, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 4:10.78, time drop, 8. John Paul Handal 4:18.71, 10. Alex Golding 4:21.40, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 3:54.12; SOFLO: 4. Leonardo Mateus 4:11.72, 9. Nicholas Chaimowicz 4:26.31, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 29.95; SOFLO: 10. Connor Jimenez 34.13; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 26.51; SOFLO: 2. Kevin Moya 26.84, time drop; 13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 24.03; 15-16, 1. Tiago Pereira, SAS 22.13; SOFLO: 4. Juan Mora 23.34; 17-and-over, 1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 21.08.

IF YOU GO

What: 29th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 4:30 p.m.-6:56 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 phone ap. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking is free. For information call 954-452-2525.

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

Vallmitjana Leads SOFLO On Day One Of Sunrise Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, December 13, 2019—Juan Vallmitjana opened the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs with a win Friday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Vallmitjana, 10, won the 7-10 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:39.50, dropping 7.47 seconds from his previous time.

SOFLO boys did well on opening day. Hashan Ekanayake, 13, was second in a best time 5:13.78 in the 13-14 500-yard freestyle.

Mason Jimenez, 11, was third in the 7-10 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:55.52.

Ethan McPeek, 13, was third in the 13-14 400-yard individual medley in 5:02.54.

Juliana Cavalcanti, 9, was SOFLO girls’ top finisher placing fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 7:09.32.

SOFLO heads a field of 13 teams, mostly Florida Gold Coast teams with 44 swimmers (27 boys and 17 girls) in 215 individual events and 10 relay events.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 6:08.28; SOFLO: 5. Juliana Cavalcanti 7:09.32, time drop; 11-12, 1. Cecilia Poll, MILEN 5:25.35; SOFLO: 10. Alexandra Strong 6:12.79, time drop, 14. Sophia Avila 6:22.49, time drop; 13-14, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 5:17.06; 15-and-over, 1. Amber Candido, CSSC 5:22.78; SOFLO: 8. Maia Vatinelle 5:52.83, 11. Olivia Wade 6:04.56, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Sammy Schoenborn, CSSC 4:48.76; 13-14, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 4:52.14; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 4:43.84.

BOYS

500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 5:39.50, time drop; 11-12, 1. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 5:32.53; SOFLO: 3. Mason Jimenez 5:55.52, 10. Matthew Jimenez 6:37.29; 13-14, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 5:08.10; SOFLO: 2. Hashan Ekanayake 5:13.78, time drop, 8. Marvan Ekanayake 5:41.35, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:41.99.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 5:01.58; 13-14, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 4:39.08; SOFLO: 3. Ethan McPeek 5:02.54; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:13.09.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday

SCHEDULE: Saturday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

WHERE: Sunrise Civic Center Pool, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

ADMISSION: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are free and available at sunriseswimming.com or on Meet Mobile ap. Copies will be posted around the deck. For information call Alec Wathen at the Sunrise Swimming Office 954-747-4635.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Piranhas Turkey Classic


By Sharon Robb

POMPANO BEACH, November 21, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club had several swimmers finish among the top three at the recent Piranhas Turkey Classic at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

Noah Mejias, 8, won one event, had one second and two thirds.

Mejias won the 8-and-under 25-yard butterfly in 17.36. He was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 21.81. He was third in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.48 (0.26 drop) and third in the 25-yard freestyle in 16.33. He was also second in the quadathlon with a combined time of 1:14.98.

Cherill Royalty, 8, was second in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 16.26 (0.09 drop).

Jordan Evans, 8, was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 20.89 (2.82 drop) and third in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.69 (2.37 drop). She finished second in the quadathlon with a combined time of 1:16.50.

Connor Jimenez, 10, was second in the 50-yard backstroke in 34.24 and second in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 29.31 (0.18 drop).

Fiorella DiSalvo was third in the 11-12 50-yard breaststroke in 35.37.

Daniel Chaussky was third in the 8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke in 23.86.

Ryan Harries was third in the 9-10 50-yard breaststroke in 37.92.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, was third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 35.14 (2.81 drop) and third in the 50-yard freestyle in 29.37. He was third in the quadathlon with a combined time of 2:17.04.

Piranhas Turkey Classic Results
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 17.92; 4. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 18.42, 5. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 18.48.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Wendy LaPietra, Azura 18.75, 3. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 19.69.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 20.45, 2. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 20.89, 5. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 24.20.

25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 16.06, 2. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 16.26, 5. Hailey Roman, SOFLO 17.10.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 28.64; 11-12, 1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 28.26; 13-14, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 26.44; 15-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 25.18.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 31.84; 11-12, 1. Valentina Foster, MWA 30.80; 13-14, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 27.79; 15-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 26.30.

50-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Madison Abinuman, WOW 37.54; 11-12, 1. Reese Andres, SAS 33.10, 3. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 35.37; 13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 31.13; 15-and-over, 1. Allyson Ponson, Azura 31.37.

50-yard freestyle:
9-10, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 27.18; 11-12, 1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 25.88; 13-14, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 24.85; 15-and-over, 1. Allyson Ponson, Azura 23.85.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 17.36, 4. Matthew Ortiz, SOFLO 18.05.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Jeancarlos Vasquez, CM 18.97, 3. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 19.48.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Stepan Golik, SAS 21.76, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 21.81, 3. Daniel Chaussky, SOFLO 23.86, 5. Zachary Snigur, SOFLO 23.92.

25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Stepan Golik, SAS 16.01, 3. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 16.33.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 30.41, 5. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 33.43, 6. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 34.34, 7. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 35.15; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 26.86; 13-14, 1. Julian Balbi, SAS 24.61; 15-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 22.46.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 33.46, 2. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 34.24, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 35.14; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 28.88, 5. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 31.71; 13-14, 1. Julian Balbi, SAS 26.30; 15-and-over, 1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 23.10.

50-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Kai Hall, WOW 37.60, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 37.92, 5. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 38.19; 11-12, 1. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 31.16; 13-14, 1. Oscar Rios, HSC 29.22; 15-and-over, 1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 26.77.

50-yard freestyle:
9-10, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 28.87, 2. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 29.31, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 29.37; 11-12, 1. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 25.39; 13-14, 1. Joshua Cajuste, TSA 23.10; 15-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 21.09.

COMBINED EVENTS

Girls 8-and-Under Quadathlon
1. Uma Vogan, BISC 1:14.64, 2. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 1:16.50, 3. Eva Milevska, Azura 1:16.54, 4. Wendy LaPietra, Azura 1:18.59, 5. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 1:19.21.

Girls 9-10
1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 2:05.89, 2. Madison Abinuman, WOW 2:10.20, 3. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 2:16.89, 4. Katja Milevska, Azura 2:18.24, 5. Emma Ham, WOW 2:19.29.

Girls 11-12
1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 2:00.98, 2. Reese Andres, SAS 2:02.15, 3. Valentina Foster, MWA 2:02.90, 4. Mia Patton, BEST 2:05.89, 5. Tania Mantilla, MWA 2:06.41.

Girls 13-14
1. Erin Miller, SAS 1:52.12, 2. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:53.18, 3. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 1:53.49, 4. Julianne McCranie, Azura 1:53.70, 5. Mariana Cote, MWA 1:56.19.

15-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 1:47.93, 2. Allyson Ponson, Azura 1:50.25, 3. Amanda Kopas, Azura 1:53.68, 4. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 1:57.04, 5. Lydia Musleh, PAQ 1:58.44.

Boys 8-and-Under Quadathlon
1. Stepan Golik, SAS 1:14.54, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:14.98, 3. Jeancarlos Vasquez, CM 1:19.48, 4. Jayden Park, MWA 1:20.46, 5. John Mann, Unattached 1:23.61.

Boys 9-10
1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 2:12.52, 2. Caleb Caponera, SAS 2:15.21, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:17.04, 4. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 2:17.31, 5. Becket Menacho, PB 2:21.63.

Boys 11-12
1. Paul Pokatragol, SAS 1:53.39, 2. Roberto Gossmann, Unattached 1:57.70, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:59.81, 4. Adriano Brunetti, PB 2:04.10, 5. Diego Villalonga, MWA 2:04.48.

13-14
1. Julian Balbi, SAS 1:44.70, 2. Diego Balbi, SAS 1:47.29, 3. Christopher Gossmann, Unattached 1:47.87, 4. Oscar Rios, HSC 1:48.13, 5. Evan Wilson, MCDA 1:49.88.

15-and-over
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 1:35.33, 2. Matheo Mateos, Azura 1:36.45, 3. Steven Amiable, Azura 1:37.17, 4. Michael Fernandez, SAS 1:37.70, 5. Gabriel Araya, Azura 1:38.14.

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

Juan Vallmitjana Leads SOFLO On Final Day Of GRSC Fall Classic


By Sharon Robb

MIAMI, October 23, 2019—Juan Vallmitjana of South Florida Aquatic Club was a double winner on the second and final day of the GRSC Fall Classic Sunday at Gulliver Swim Club.

Vallmitjana, 10, won the 100-yard freestyle and 50-yard butterfly in career-best times.

Vallmitjana won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:03.56, dropping 0.67 and 50-yard butterfly in 33.48, dropping 1.53.

Ryan Harries was second in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:14.51. He was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:23.39.

Logan Gonzalez was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:25.07.

The SOFLO girls were led by Shelby Evans, Amanda Grubbs, Alessandra Gendarmi, Mariann Catalasan and Fiorella Di Salvo.

Evans was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:27.16.

Di Salvo was third in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:24.30 and third in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.29.

Grubbs was third in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:18.19.

Gendarmi was third in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 1:08.87.

Catalasan was third in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:06.02.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Paola Negrin, GSC 2:19.28; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:24.30, time drop, 13-14, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:12.54.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 1:13.76; SOFLO: 3. Amanda Grubbs 1:18.19, time drop, 4. Sofia Gomez 1:23.62, time drop, 5. Jemma Baldwin 1:23.64, time drop, 9. Mackenzie McPherson 1:25.43, time drop, 10. Juliana Cavalcanti 1:25.54, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, GSC 2:33.18; SOFLO: 5. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:44.49, time drop, 13-14, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:25.69; SOFLO: 4. Mariann Catalasan 2:42.63, time drop, 6. Dahlia Hirsh 2:49.62, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 1:24.58; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 1:27.16, time drop, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 1:34.89, time drop, 5. Oliver Wilson 1:38.52, 6. Amanda Grubbs 1:39.49, 8. Jordan Evans 1:41.93, 10. Juliana Cavalcanti 1:45.90.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carolina Seoane, MAC 1:02.74; SOFLO: 3. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:08.87, time drop, 4. Sofia Gomez 1:12.18, time drop, 6. Jemma Baldwin 1:12.79, time drop, 11. Mackenzie McPherson 1:15.45; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 57.00; SOFLO: 5. Mariana Pinto 1:00.14, 13-14, 1. Nat Gembicki, Unattached 55.63.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:05.53; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:07.29; 13-14, 1. Giovanna Musiello, GSC 1:03.21; SOFLO: 3. Mariann Catalasan 1:06.02, time drop, 6. Leah Pando 1:09.74.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carolina Seoane, MAC 33.50; SOFLO: 6. Jemma Baldwin 39.67, time drop, 8. Sofia Gomez 40.03.

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:03.26; 13-14, 1. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 1:03.65; SOFLO: 4. Leah Pando 1:10.66, time drop, 6. Dahlia Hirsh 1:15.27.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 32.57; SOFLO: 5. Amanda Grubbs 37.86, time drop, 7. Mackenzie McPherson 38.83, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
14-and-under, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 5:06.42; SOFLO: 4. Mariana Pinto 5:35.81.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Andres Tejada, MAC 2:16.27; 13-14, 1. tie, Juan Abella, MAC and Marcelo Mansur, MAC 2:02.92; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:09.63, 8. Logan Gonzalez 2:13.18.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Alper 1:13.00; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Harries 1:14.51, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Juanfra Gudino, GSC 2:35.70; SOFLO: 8. Matt McVeigh 3:05.12, time drop, 13-14, 1. Marco Cancio, GSC 2:24.49; SOFLO: 2. Logan Gonzalez 2:25.07.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Alper 1:20.28; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 1:23.39, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:03.56, time drop; 11-12, 1. Andres Tejada, MAC 56.22; SOFLO: 4. Alexander Miller 58.47, 5. Felix Gonzalez 59.02, time drop; 13-14, 1. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, HSC 50.50; SOFLO: 9. Javier Colmenares 53.97, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 1:02.45; SOFLO: 5. Alexander Miller 1:09.33, 8. Jaden Amores 1:10.39, 13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 56.19; SOFLO: 7. Adrian Hernandez 1:03.01, time drop, 10. Austin Nelson 1:04.77, time drop.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Robinson Naranjo, BMHG 36.02.

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Andriy Huertas, Unattached 1:02.08; SOFLO: 9. Felix Gonzalez 1:09.60, time drop; 13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 55.69; SOFOL: 6. Javier Colmenares 59.48, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 33.48, time drop; SOFLO: 11. Reed Woodward 41.75, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
14-and-under, 1. Rey Lorenzo, MAC 5:04.79; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 5:16.36, time drop.

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

Vallmitjana, Gonzalez Lead SOFLO On Day One Of GRSC Fall Classic


By Sharon Robb

MIAMI, October 22, 2019—Juan Vallmitjana and Logan Gonzalez came up big for South Florida Aquatic Club on Day One of the GRSC Fall Classic Saturday at Gulliver Swim Club.

Vallmitjana, 10, won the 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:13.38, dropping 1.05 seconds.

Vallmitjana also second in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 38.22, dropping 1.31 and second in the 50-yard freestyle in 29.40.

Gonzalez, 14, won the 13-14 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:06.11, dropping 0.21.

SOFLO girls were led by Mariana Pinto and Mariann Catalasan. Pinto, 12, was second in the 11-12 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.32.

Catalasan, 13, was second in the 13-14 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:15.81. She also had a third place and two fourth places

SOFLO had 47 swimmers (25 girls and 22 boys) compete in 256 individual events.

In addition to SOFLO, among other teams in the field were 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.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carolina Seoane, MAC 2:16.41; SOFLO: 3. Amanda Grubbs 2:27.75, time drop, 5. Sofia Gomez 2:30.22, time drop, 6. Mikhel Martin 2:33.22, time drop, 9. Jemma Baldwin 2:38.47, time drop, 10. Juliana Cavalcanti 2:38.59, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:05.42; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 2:06.32; 13-14, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 1:58.31; SOFLO TOP 10: 9. Leah Pando 2:13.46, time drop, 11. Mariann Catalasan 2:14.59, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, GSC 1:11.18; SOFLO: 8. Elena Dinehart 1:22.38, time drop; 13-14: 1. Abbie Sargent, FKSC 1:11.21; SOFLO: 2. Mariann Catalasan 1:15.81, time drop, 3. Dahlia Hirsch 1:17.01, time drop, 10. Leah Pando 1:22.36.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 39.31; SOFLO: 3. Shelby Evans 41.30, 5. Alessandra Gendarmi, 41.33, time drop, 7. Gianna Martin 42.92, time drop, 8. Olivia Wilson 44.59, time drop, 9. Sofia Gomez 44.67, time drop, 10. Amanda Grubbs 44.73, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carolina Seoane, MAC 28.83; SOFLO: 3. Alessandra Gendarmi 31.47, time drop, 4. Sofia Gomez 32.53, time drop, 6. Amanda Grubbs 32.81, time drop, 8. Mikhel Martin 33.11, time drop, 10. Saree Young 33.75, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 26.10; SOFLO: 9. Fiorella Di Salvo 27.93, time drop; 13-14, 1. Abbie Sargent, FKSC 25.79.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Erika Duardo, Blue Marlins 2:19.28; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:22.72; 13-14, 1. Giovanna Musiello, GSC 2:14.04; SOFLO: 4. Mariann Catalasan 2:20.92.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carolina Seoane, MAC 1:13.86; SOFLO: 3. Saree Young 1:19.77, time drop, 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:21.09, time drop, 7. Juliana Cavalcanti 1:26.09, 11. Olivia Wilson 1:30.33, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:19.34; 13-14, 1. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 2:23.49.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 1:20.12; SOFLO: 3. Mikhel Martin 1:28.15, time drop, 4. Saree Young 1:34.88, 6. Juliana Cavalcanti 1:41.37.

400-yard individual medley:
14-and-under, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 4:36.77; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella Di Salvo, 5:03.50, time drop.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:13.38, time drop; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Ryan Harries 2:25.83, time drop; 11-12, 1. Andres Tejada, MAC 2:00.48; 4. Felix Gonzalez 2:09.58, time drop; 13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 1:49.87; SOFLO: 7. Javier Colmenares 1:57.49, time drop, 11. Adrian Hernandez 1:59.36, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Anthony Pineiro, Shelton 1:15.65; SOFLO: 3. Alexander Miller 1:17.93, 7. Abraham Penaloza 1:22.03, time drop, 8. Felix Gonzalez 1:22.71, time drop; 13-14, 1. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:06.11, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 1:06.15.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Alper 35.95; SOFLO: 2. Juan Vallmitjana 38.22, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 29.35; SOFLO: 2. Juan Vallmitjana 29.40, 7. Ryan Harries 31.29, time drop; 11-12, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, Ransom Everglades 26.59; SOFLO: 4. Alexander Miller 27.11, 13-14, 1. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, Hialeah 23.49.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 2:12.33; 13-14, 1. Pablo Lopez Franco, RE 2:04.57; SOFLO: 4. Austin Nelson 2:12.89, time drop, 8. Hashan Ekanayake 2:18.71, time drop, 9. Ethan McPeek 2:20.04.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jason Milian, Blue Marlins 1:17.82; SOFLO: 7. Ryan Harries 1:23.21, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Andres Tejada, MAC 2:13.02; 13-14, 1. Juan Abella, MAC 2:02.22.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 1:23.23; SOFLO: 7. Reed Woodward 1:33.66.

400-yard individual medley:
14-and-under, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 4:21.97; SOFLO: 8. Austin Nelson 4:48.18.

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 Boys Rule The Pool; Atkinson Tunes Up For ISL Debut At SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, September 28, 2019—The South Florida Aquatic Club boys stole the show Saturday on the second day of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Lance Lesage, Juan Vallmitjana, Juan Pablo Pineda and Rafael Rodriguez won their individual events.

Lesage, 16, won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:54.22. Lesage was one of five swimmers in the top six.

Vallmitjana , 10, won the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:14.43 with a drop of 4.86 seconds.

Pineda, 17, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:12.45.

Rodriguez, 17, won his second event of the meet in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:09.92.

SOFLO’s four-time Jamaican Olympian and short course world record holder Alia Atkinson, 30, competed in the 200-yard breaststroke as a tuneup race for her pro debut in a new swimming league. Atkinson won in 2:20.44.

The International Swimming League will open its inaugural season in October. The opener is Oct. 5-6 in Indianapolis. The league will take place in seven cities across the U.S. and Europe and culminate December 20-21 at a custom-built pool in the heart of Las Vegas.

Other dates and sites are Oct. 12-13 in Naples Italy, Oct.19-20 in Lewisville, Tex., Oct. 26-27 in Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 16-17 in College Park, Md. and Nov. 23-24 in London.

The league is attempting to make the sport more exciting and lucrative for swimmers.

Atkinson will swim for Team Iron along with Katinka Hosszu, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Kira Toussaint, Vlad Morozov, Kristof Milak and Gunnar Bentz.

The three-day SOFLO meet concludes Sunday at 9 a.m.

In addition to host SOFLO, other teams competing are City of Miami Parks, Hialeah Swim CLub, Midtown Weston, Pompano Beach Piranhas, St. Andrew’s and Shelton Doral.

Over three days, swimmers are getting the opportunity to get a chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

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

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

The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 1:16.44; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Gomez 1:23.98, time drop, 6. Shelby Evans 1:25.26, time drop, 7. Mackenzie McPherson 1:25.96, 8. Amanda Grubbs 1:26.87, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Lillia Blanco, PB 2:18.98; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:25.51, time drop, 4. Mariana Pinto 2:27.17, 5. Izzy Wilson 2:28.08.

200-yard backstroke:
13-and-over, 1. Ella Martinez, SAS 2:05.44; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 2:09.97, 3. Elena Dinehart 2:10.08, 5. Molly Golding 2:14.86, 6. Olivia Dinehart 2:15.31.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Dylan Kanell, SAS 1:04.25; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Gomez 1:12.29, time drop, 7. Mikhel Martin 1:13.48, time drop, 8. Mackenzie McPherson 1:13.77, time drop, 10. Olivia Wilson 1:16.43, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 2:22.10; SOFLO: 3. AlessandraGendarmi 2:29.06, time drop, 5. Sofia Gomez 2:36.10, 7. Jemma Baldwin 2:39.10, 8. Mackenzie McPherson 2:43.87, 9. Saree Young 2:44.93, 10. Olivia Wilson 2:46.00, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-and-over, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 2:20.44; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 2:24.66, 3. Molly Golding 2:26.81, 6. Sophia Grubbs 2:34.54, 7. Mallory Schleicher 2:34.62, 8. Sara QWuintero 2:36.49, 10. Sally Golding 2:41.95.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Lillia Blanco, PB 5:20.30; SOFLO: 2. Izzy Wilson 5:30.92, 3. Mariana Pinto 5:32.20, 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 5:47.83, 8. Sarah Vasquez 5:52.72.

400-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Ella Martinez, SAS 4:27.54; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 4:35.19, 4. Olivia Dinehart 4:38.46, 5. Molly Golding 4:42.71, 6. Elena Dinehart 4:43.11, 7. Maddie Smutny 4:44.84, 8. Sara Quintero 4:44.97, 9. Sarah Acevedi 4:46.24.

BOYS

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, SAS 1:13.74; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 1:16.32, time drop, 4. Alex Viazmetinov 1:16.48, 7. Eugene Oh 1:25.87, 8. Martin Petkov 1:26.82, 10. Logan McPeek 1:28.26, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 2:19.67; SOFLO: 2. Kevin Moya 2:21.47, time drop, 3. Ethan McPeek 2:23.69, time drop, 6. Derek Hau 2:27.17, time drop, 10. Felix Gonzalez 2:29.18.

200-yard backstroke:
13-and-over, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:54.22; SOFLO: 2. Dominic Bono 1:56.13, 3. Rafael Rodriguez 1:57.49, 4. Philopatier Ibrahim 1:59.12, time drop, 6. Juan Colmenares 2:01.58, 8. Miguel Sierra 2:03.92, 10. Alejandro Mateus 2:05.52, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 1:05.12; SOFLO: 2. Alex Viazmetinov 1:06.56, 5. Ryan Harries 1:10.90, time drop, 9. Ethan Hall 1:19.64, 10. Logan McPeek 1:20.07, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:14.43, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 2:21.87, time drop, 6. Ryan Harries 2:33.88, time drop, 9. Dylan McVeigh 2:50.77, 10. Aryav Thakur 2:51.25, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-and-over, 1. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 2:12.45; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 2:14.01, time drop, 3. John Paul Handal 2:18.59, 4. Dominic Bono 2:20.81, time drop, 5. Juan Colmenares 2:20.94, time drop, 7. Leonardo Mateus 2:23.10, time drop, 8. Christopher Hau 2:23.20, time drop, 10. Logan Gonzalez 2:25.92.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 5:28.05; SOFLO: 2. Kevin Moya 5:29.27, 4. Ethan McPeek 5:37.40, 5. Felix Gonzalez 5:42.71, time drop, 7. Derek Hau 5:48.63, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:09.92; SOFLO: 2. Dominic Bono 4:15.86, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:17.42, 4. John Paul Handal 4:17.98, 5. Leonardo Mateus 4:23.35, 6. Juan Pablo Pineda 4:23.36, 10. Miguel Sierra 4:28.11, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge

When: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.

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’s Olivia Dinehart Makes First Summer Jr. National Cut; SOFLO Leads After Day Three Of Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

STUART, July 20, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club moved into all three category leads headed into the fourth and final day of the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Long Course Summer Junior Olympics Saturday at Sailfish Splash Water Park.

The defending champion leads the combined (392.50), girls (214) and boys 178.50) team standings among a field of 32 Florida Gold Coast teams.

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart is leaving a lasting impression in her final 14&Under JOs.

Dinehart, 14, won the 200-meter breaststroke in a lifetime-best 2:38.00 to make her first Summer Junior national qualifying standard. She trimmed 4.91 off her previous best (2:42.91) to break 2:40 for the first time to make her cut.

Dinehart was also a member of the third place 400-meter medley relay that finished in 4:38.43 along with Elena Dinehart, Madeline Smutny and Hartley Pitters-Hinds.

Dinehart is third in girls’ high point with 30 points behind Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest (45) and Aspen Gersper of St. Andrew’s (41).

Fiorella Di Salvo was third in the 11-12 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:14.50 with a time drop of 4.05.

Elena Dinehart was third in the 13-14 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:06.26 with a time frop of 1.73.

SOFLO boys won two 10-and-under relays with a dynamic foursome and had one individual champion.

Alejandro Mateus won the 13-14 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:02.30, dropping 12.39.

SOFLO boys won the 200-meter medley relay in 2:34.70 with Oleksii Viazmetinov, Ryan Harries, Juan Vallmitjana and Connor Jimenez.

SOFLO boys also won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 2:16.23 again with Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Oleksii Viazmetinov and Juan Vallmitjana.

Juan Colmenares was second in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:05.19 with a time drop of 10.91.

Christopher Hau was third in the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:40.50 with a time drop of 8.52.

Connor Jimenez was third in the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:19.58 and time drop of 6.73.

The four-day meet concludes Sunday with prelims and finals.

SOFLO looks to be in the driver’s seat to captrure its tenth consecutive JO long course team title and 11th overall in club history. SOFLO has also won back-to-back short and long course JO titles six times.

In March, SOFLO won the FGC 14&Under Short Course JOs for a record tenth overall combined in the club’s 19-year history. SOFLO won the boys title with 524 points ahead of runnerup FAST (401). SOFLO girls finished runnerup by just 18 points behind Pine Crest.

Among top teams in the meet are Pine Crest, Azura, FAST, Jupiter, Hialeah, Swim Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 392.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 335, 3. Jupiter Dragons 274, 4. Metro Aquatics 262.50, 5. Azura 218, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 201, 7. Gulliver 191, 8. Pine Crest 181, 9. Midtown Weston 178, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 165.

BOYS TEAM RESULTS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 178.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 170, 3. tie, Metro Aquatics 150, Jupiter Dragons 150, 5. Azura 148, 6. City of Hialeah 114, 7. Sunrise 84, 8. Wahoos of Wellington 60, 9. FAST 57, 10. TS Aquatics 56.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 214, 2. Gulliver 167.50, 3. St. Andrew’s 165, 4. Pine Crest 144, 5. Coral Springs Swim Club 142, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 141, 7. Midtown Weston 136, 8. Jupiter Dragons 124, 9. Metro Aquatics 112.5, 10. North Palm Beach 94.

GIRLS
200-meter medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Jupiter 2:31.09; 5. SOFLO A 2:39.67 (Isabella Perry, Shelby Evans, Lydia Smutny, Sofia Lugo), 11. SOFLO B 2:54.28 (Alexandra Strong, Alessandra Gendarmi, Francesca Perry, Sophia Avila).

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, GRSC 2:49.51; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:38.00, time drop 4.91.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 2:27.81; SOFLO: 10. Sofia Lugo 2:41.33; 11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JUP 2:13.33; SOFLO: 5. Isabelle Wilson 2:20.00, time drop 1.52, 7. Anastasia Lutz 2:23.20, time drop 2.58; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:05.28; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 2:11.35, time drop 3.22; 6. Madeline Smutny 2:11.41.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 32.83; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 30.48; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 29.03; SOFLO: 7. Madeline Smutny 30.53.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:19.86; 11-12, 1. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 1:12.08; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella DiSalvo 1:14.50, time drop 4.05, 8. Anastasia Lutz 1:17.22; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:04.60; SOFLO: 3. Elena Dinehart 1:06.26, time drop 1.73.

200-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Wahoos of Wellington 2:13.01; 5. SOFLO A 2:23.97 (Alessandra Gendarmi, Isabella Perry, Sophia Avila, Sofia Lugo), 10. SOFLO B 2:32.67 (Lydia Smutny, Francesca Perry, Shelby Evans, Alexandra Strong).

400-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 4:57.71; 4. SOFLO A 5:07.84 (Fiorella Di Salvo, Anastasia Lutz, Gabriela Avila, Isabelle Wilson), 15. SOFLO B 5:27.98 (Sarah Vasquez, Dahila Hirsch, Mariana Pinto, Genesis Escobar); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 4:30.43; 3. SOFLO A 4:38.43 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Madeline Smutny, Hartley Pitters-Hinds).

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JUP 5:17.27; SOFLO: 8. Isabelle Wilson 5:48.00, time drop 3.55, 9. Fiorella Di Salvo 5:48.94, time drop 1.46, 10. Mariana Pinto 5:49.16, time drop 8.11; 13-14, 1. Giovanna Musiello, GRSC 5:19.55; SOFLO: 14. Sabrina Osorio 5:46.37.

BOYS
200-meter medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:34.70 (Oleksii Viazmetinov, Ryan Harries, Juan Vallmitjana, Connor Jimenez); 11-12, 1. Azura 2:12.69, 6. SOFLO A 2:17.98 (Ethan McPeek, Alexander Miller, Luca Hincapie, Kevin Moya), 10. SOFLO B 2:25.20 (Alessio Mazzi, Benjamin Kim, Marvan Ekanayake, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. St. Andrew’s 1:55.38; 4. SOFLO A 2:00.26 (Alejandro Mateus, Logan Gonzalez, Diego Nazario-Vasquez, Zackary Harris), 9. SOFLO B 2:04.35 (Aldo Zepeda, Javier Colmenares, Samuel Bullen, Nathaniel Garrick).

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:41.96; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:29.45; SOFLO: 3. Christopher Hau 2:40.50, time drop 8.52, 4. Javier Colmenares 2:40.53, time drop 5.48, 5. Logan Gonzalez 2:43.17.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 2:21.24; SOFLO: 4. Juan Vallmitjana 2:29.21, time drop 1.86, 10. Oleksii Viazmetinov 2:40.46, time drop 9.96; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 2:09.35; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 2:16.59, time drop 3.79, 7. Kevin Moya 2:17.19, time drop 7.67; 13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:59.58.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 32.88; SOFLO: 9. Connor Jimenez 36.07, time drop 3.12, 10. Juan Vallmitjana 36.62, time drop 0.72; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 30.22; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 26.45.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 1:18.65; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 1:19.58, time drop 6.73, 10. Oleksii Viazmetinov 1:27.54, time drop 3.70; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:10.39; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 1:01.13.

200-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:16.23 (Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Oleksii Viazmetinov, Juan Vallmitjana).

400-meter individual medley.
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 5:08.32; SOFLO: 4. Ethan McPeek 5:41.35, time drop 17.16, 9. Stefano Mazzi 5:51.27, time drop 10.91, 11. Felix Gonzalez 5:53.33, time drop 10.94; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 5:02.30, time drop 12.39; SOFLO: 2. Juan Colmenares 5:05.19, time drop 10.91.

400-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Azura 4:49.57, 4. SOFLO A 5:04.53 (Ethan McPeek, Alexander Miller, Kevin Moya, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. Hialeah 4:19.60, 4. SOFLO A 4:25.59 (Logan Gonzalez, Christopher Hau, Alejandro Mateus, Zackary Harris), 5. SOFLO B 4:29.96 (Aldo Zepeda, Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Nathaniel Garrick).

IF YOU GO

What: 14&Under Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, prelims, 9 a.m., finals 6 p.m.

Where: Sailfish Splash Waterpark, 931 SE Ruhnke, Stuart.

Defending 2018 champions: Combined, SOFLO; Boys, FAST (Flood Aquatics Swim Team); Girls, Pine Crest.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold and will be available at http://www.martincountyswimming.org. Martin County Swimming and North Palm Beach Swim Club are co-hosting the meet. Results will be available on Meet Mobile or http://www.martincountyswimming.org. For more information call Jim McCombs, 772-485-3239.

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

SOFLO Masters, Age Group Swimmers Shine At Swim Miami 2019


By Sharon Robb

MIAMI, May 9, 2019—-South Florida Aquatic Club age group and masters swimmers turned in some great swims Sunday at Swim Miami 2019 at Miami Marine Stadium.

Olivia Ware, 15, won the 15-16 age group in the 10K in 3:23:36.

Masters swimmer Kristen Vlaun, 46, won the 45-49 age group in 2:37:00 for 6.2 miles. Her mile pace was 25:19.

SOFLO’s Juan Vallmitjana, 10, won the 10-and-under 800-meter title in 16:57. Martin Petkov was third in 22:55.

SOFLO’s Isabelle Wilson was second in the 5K in 1:29:24 for 3.1 miles in the 11-12 age group.

Madeline Smutny was second in the 13-14 5K age group in 1:16:45 followed by Olivia Dinehart, third in 1:16:45.90 and Elena Dinehart in 1:16:56. Sophia Grubb was seventh in 1:29:31. In the 15-16 age group, Lucy Smutny was sixth in 1:17:38.

In the mile swim, Leonardo Mateus was sixth overall in 21:00.

In the 10-and-under age group, Lydia Smutny was sixth in 36:20 and Elise Dinehart was seventh in 36:21.

Anastasia Lutz was fifth in the 11-12 age group in 26:59.

Alexis Christensen was second in the 13-14 age group in 22:34 followed by teammates Victoria Torres, fifth in 23:06, Sabrina Osorio eighth in 25:00 and Sofia Osorio ninth in 25:13.

Isabella Di Salvo was sixth in the 15-16 in 24:35.

Connor Jimenez was third in the 10-and-under mile in 27:19. Alejandro Osorio was ninth in the 11-12 in 26:57. Alejandro Mateus was second in 13-14 in 21:29. Leonardo Mateus was fourth in 21:00 in 17-18 followed by Alexander Blandon, ninth in 26:27 and Ventura Torres, 11th in 29:16.

Masters swimmer Emmanuel Butmankiewicz, 33, was second in 30-34 in 26:13.

SOFLO age group coach George Mersinger was fourth in the 65-69 age group in 35:54.

Gina Grant of Pembroke Pines won the Special Olympics women’s mile in 33:55.

In the 800-meters, Pilar Duranti was fifth in 11-12 in 18:26 and Genesis Escobar was sixth in 19:02.

In Sunday morning’s opening event, the Italian trio of Gregorio Paltrinieri (53:42.32), Domenico Acerenza (53:42.78) and Mario Sanzullo (54:33.19)won the U.S. Open Water National 5K Championships. American Zane Grothe was fourth in 54:34.71.

In the women’s 5K, American Ashley Twichell (58:25.97) finished ahead of Brazilian Ana Cunha (58:26.00) and was the only U.S. champion of the senior races. Becca Mann was sixth in 58:35.09.

Former Pine Crest swimmer Joey Pedraza of Miami swam alongside Special Olympian and lifelong friend Andy Miyares in the 5K. Pedraza announced Sunday that he is training for his swim from Cuba to Key West in 2020.

His support team will include oceanographers, shark experts and machine @andymaquina who broke the world record for 24 hours on a skateboard.

“I hope to inspire the youth around the world that they can achieve anything they set their mind to despite the setbacks,” Pedraza said after the race. “As some of you may know I was born and raised in Cuba, and in 1998 my family and I escaped by boat. It was a hard journey, but the hardest is yet to come.”

Swim Miami in association with Swim Gym is the longest standing open water swim on the east coast and one of the largest in the U.S. Over 14 years, the event has attracted 13,096 swimmers and raised $100,000 for the H2Os Foundation.

SUNDAY RESULTS

10K OVERALL: 1. Heidi Ullrich, Victoria 2:18:34.11, 2. Sandra Frimerman, Bloomington 2:18:34.51, 3. Ashley Whitney, Nashville 2:24:13, 4. Eric Sullivan, Bay Harbor Islands 2:20:00, 5. Victor Mestre, Key Biscayne 2:30:08.

10K AGE GROUP: FEMALE, 13-14, 1. Mattea Sokolow 2:33:15; 15-16, 1. Olivia Ware, SOFLO 3:23:36; 19-24, 1. Heidi Ullrich 2:18:34, 2. Christina Manganelli 3:28:20, 3. Yahsyra Dazza 3:45:20; 25-29, 1. Merle Livand 2:30:37, 2. Marissa Mcauliffe 3:15.27; 30-34, 1. Heather Roka 2:43:34, 2. Nadezhda Svetlakova 2:55:35, 3. Alizee Brion 3:23:50; 35-39, 1. Sandra Frimerman 2:18:34, 2. Ashley Whitney 2:24:13, 3. Kate Arrizza 3:41:48; 40-44, 1. Kristin Putchinski 3:39:09; 45-49, 1. Kristen Vlaun, SOFLO 2:37:00; 50-54, 1. Cathy Gainor 3:08:20, 2. Denise Desauliniers 3:28:27, 3. Roxana Castellari 3:35:53; 55-59, 1. Hilary Cohen 4:01.34; 60-64, 1. Tamara Burton 3:06:49.

10K AGE GROUP: MEN, 30-34, 1. Benjamin Hartell 2:48:13, 2. Marcos Quiros 3:08:35; 35-39, 1. Edmund Haskins 2:39:18, 2. Filipp Nosov 2:45:32, 3. Roy Rozman 3:06:30; 40-44, 1. Xavier Mufraggi 3:18:96; 45-49, 1. Paul Fisher 2:32:44, 2. Eddie Ames 2:56:49, 3. Raul Celada 3:09:17; 50-54, 1. Eric Sullivan 2:30:00, 2. Victor Mestre 2:30:08, 3. Juan Carlos De Lasa 2:42:24; 55-59, 1. Claudio Geleroff 3:04:12, 2. Robert Sparks 3:05:46, 3. Shaun Kelly 3:25:66; 60-64, 1. David Boudreau 2:47:07, 2. Jorge Cortina 2:48:57, 3. Richard Schoenborn 3:29:51.

5K OVERALL: 1. Ian Friesen, Ontrio 1:00:42, 2. Liam Clawson-Honeyman, Quebec 1:00:55, 3. Edouard Belanger 1:01:16, 4. Erwin Maldonado, Miami 1:01:24, 5. Maxime Gagnon, Quebec 1:02:21.

5K AGE GROUP: FEMALE, 11-12, 1. Claire Weinstein 1:06:23, 2. Isabelle Wilson, SOFLO 1:29:24, 3. Iris Mogul 1:31:07; 13-14, 1. Natalie Gembicki 1:16:30, 2. Madeline Smutny, SOFLO 1:16:45.10, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:16:45.90, 4. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:16:56, 7. Sophia Grubb, SOFLO 1:29:31; 15-16, 1. Hannah Fu 1:06:37, 2. Sydney Shemilt 1:07:38, 3. Mariangela Cincotti 1:07.58, 6. Lucy Smutny, SOFLO 1:17:38; 17-18, 1. Mia Desjarlais 1:05:33, 2. Ashley Cozad 1:08:42, 3. Ketlyn Rodriguez 1:10:56; 19-24, 1. Alexandra Bougie 1:09:48.46, 2. Andrea Terriault 1:09:48.67, 3. Rachel Whitaker 1:11:02; 25-29, 1. Jana Mangimelli 1:15:44, 2. Aly Paz 1:20:06, 3. Mary Cash 1:20:14; 30-34, 1. Francesca Smart 1:13:13, 2. Jen Schumacher 1:18:02, 3. Meaghan Suhich 1:26:52; 35-39, 1. Colleen Sturgess 1:20:16, 2. Maria Victoria Farias Correa 1:36:10, 3. Abigail Gonzalez 1:36:34; 40-44, 1. Melissa McCartney 1:20:38, 2. Elsa Sanchez 1:46:47, 3. Jami Rubin 1:50:17; 45-49, 1. Suzanne Woody 1:21:55, 2. Caron Whitaker 1:32:21, 3. Erinne Guthrie 1:41:44; 50-54, 1. Araceli Vazquez 1:30:24, 2. Cathy Goodwin 1:40:46, 3. Karla Mihm 1:52:27; 55-59, 1. Kristy Kellogg 1:44:43, 2. Nadia Fogel 1:52:53, 3. Lyne Desormeaux 2:15:17; 60-64, 1. Cynthia Henley 1:48:56, 2. Nancy Famulari 1:52:46, 3. Kathryn Cronin 2:02:39; 65-69, 1. Catherine Rust 1:24:48, 2. Janice Mattson 1:26:16, 3. Frances Hare 1:28:11; 70-and-over, 1. Buzzy Darden 2:23:08.

5K AGE GROUP: MEN, 11-12, 1. Julian Lezcano 1:20:28, 2. Mateo Silva 1:37:45; 13-14, 1. Quinn Matteis 1:04:15, 2. Charlie Kwinter 1:04:16, 3. Nicholas Kjaerulff 1:12:41; 15-16, 1. Ian Friesen 1:00:42, 2. Liam Clawson-Honeyman 1:00:55, 3. Carlos Lezcano 1:07:42; 17-18, 1. Nestor Montero 1:04:15, 2. Matheo Mateos 1:09:42, 3. Matthew Amor 1:11:54; 19-24, 1. Edouard Belanger 1:01:16, 2. Maxime Gagnon 1:02:21, 3. Gabriel Araya 1:04:21; 25-29, 1. Miguel Portes Matfas 1:08:47, 2. Peter Vila 1:30:07, 3. Brent Knowles 1:32:28; 30-34, 1. Todd Wilson 1:19:37, 2. Eduardo Villareal 1:27:57, 3. Oscar Nino 1:33:36; 35-39, 1. Erwin Maldonado 1:01:24, 2. Elias Vargas 1:19:51, 3. Carlos Herrera 1:22:29; 40-44, 1. Ricardo Monasterio 1:06:25, 2. Michael Weiss 1:13:26, 3. Peter Gutenberg 1:17:46; 45-49, 1. Christian Goerloff 1:17:04, 2. Christian Lenz-Cesar 1:18:00, 3. Rob Abcug 1:21:20; 50-54, 1. Ricardo Valdivia 1:05:34, 2. Mike Lewis 1:13:09, 3. Thomas Jones 1:30:04; 55-59, 1. Bill Korey 1:17:12, 2. Jonathan Sloan 1:28:39, 3. David Sabra 1:28:57; 60-64, 1. Donald Cooper 1:25:43, 2. Carlos Lloreda 1:28:23, 3. Brent Rutte Miller 1:42:18; 65-69, 1. Mark Hanson 1:30:11, 2. Marty Sudut 1:42:29, 3. Jose Fernandez 2:01:34.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS, 1. Maiko Monsalve 1:39:57.

ONE MILE OVERALL: 1. Steven Aimable, Davie 20:29, 2. Cristian Tortola, Davie 20:43, 3. Ella Martinez, Boca Raton 20:44, 4. Benjamin Carey, Pine Crest 20:46, 5. Brandon Moran, David 20:50, 6. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 21:00.

ONE MILE FEMALE: 10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge 28:42, 2. Valentina Alvarez 28:59, 3. Freya-Marie Reil 31:19, 6. Lydia Smutny, SOFLO 36:20, 7. Elise Dinehart, SOFLO 36:21; 11-12, 1. Olivia Nelson 23:24, 2. Taylor Rizzi 25:59, 3. Sahana Idler 26:00, 5. Anastasia Lutz 26:59; 13-14, 1. Erin Miller 21:19, 2. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 22:34, 3. Havana Layton 22:37, 5. Victoria Torres, SOFLO 23:06, 8. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 25:00, 9. Sofia Osorio, SOFLO 25:13; 15-16, 1. Ella Martinez 20:44, 2. Sydney Mullin 21:48, 3. Chloe Hernandez 24:05, 6. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 24:35; 17-18, 1. Adrianna Barone 21:44, 2. Sarah Abril 22:56, 3. Marial Mencia 23:22; 19-24, 1. Melanie Acuna 31:28; 25-29, 1. Priscilla Bbarletta 26:43, 2. Linda Reitter 33:30, 3. Estefania Fierro 33:54; 30-34, 1. Kelly Tewksbury 31:15, 2. Anya Machado 31:28, 3. Maggie Place 31:29; 35-39, 1. Alejandra Cordovez 31:17, 2. Ariana Brice 33:30, 3. Stephanie Samson 33:47; 40-44, 1. Marbell Cervantes 27:46, 2. Julie Fermayer 31:19, 3. Ana Brisky 32:10; 45-49, 1. Alejandra Gonzales 25:38, 2. Corinne Tureau 28:31, 3. Luisanna Rodriguez 29:56; 50-54, 1. Jamie Herrington 28:14, 2. Mimi Reeves 33:36, 3. Sherrie Bieniek 33:49; 55-59, 1. Jodi Lucker 32:28, 2. Karen Clarkson 32:52, 3. Laila De La Cuesta 33:48; 60-64, 1. Carla Albano 29:55, 2. Gail Musk 39:41, 3. Patricia Garone 43:39; 65-59, 1. Marti Erickson 37:10; 70-and-over, 1. Dottie Buchhagen 58:31.

ONE MILE MALE: 10-and-under, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung 24:44, 2. Oliver Cannings 27:08, 3. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 27:19; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira 21:23, 2. Chase Denigan 24:01, 3. George Gonzalez 24:22; 9. Alejandro Osorio, SOFLO 26:57; 13-14, 1. Enrique Rodriguez 21:13, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 21:29, 3. Joao Pedro Lenz-Cesar 23:20; 15-16, 1. Ethan Roach 21:27, 2. Matthew Gocke 21:40, 3. Jacob Wienants 21:44; 17-18, 1. Cristian Tortola 20:43, 2. Benjamin Carey 20:46, 3. Brandon Moran 20:50, 4. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 21:00, 9. Alexander Blandon, SOFLO 26:27, 11. Ventura Torres 29:16; 19-24, 1. Steven Aimable 20:29, 2. Hernan Gonzalez 22:06, 3. Ivan Capalbo 22:42; 25-29, 1. Eddy Marin 23:00, 2. Gustavo Rasia 27:07, 3. Jonathan Delliganti 29:42; 30-34, 1. Dan Casey 25:15, 2. Emmanuel Butmanjiewicz, SOFLO 26:13, 3. John Watson 32:03; 35-39, 1. Quinn Fitzgerald 21:08, 2. Kiernan Locke 23:44, 3. Julio Cesar Fuentes 24:07; 40-44, 1. Eric Arndt 25:25, 2. John Hinshaw 28:55, 3. Alejandro Silva 31:55; 45-49, 1. Ramses Rodriguez 21:17, 2. Sami Shiro 25:46, 3. Elias Munguia 26:04; 50-54, 1. Trey Seibold 24:47, 2. Matteo Rossi 28:52, 3. Fernando Mercenari 29:48; 55-59, 1. Paul Endres 24:00, 2. Carlos Dolabella 25:09, 3. John De Olazarra 28:30; 60-64, 1. Jim Woodman 23:49, 2. Alan Serure 26:45, 3. Thomas Denes 28:24; 65-69, 1. Richardson Rivera 29:19, 2. Pedro Marsan 31:06, 3. Robin Macklin 35:44, 4. George Mersinger, SOFLO 35:54; 70-and-over, 1. Bruce Lyon 56:27.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: FEMALE, 1. Gina Grant, Pembroke Pines 33:55, 2. Layla Crehan 42:47.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: MALE, 1. Joshua Olds 27:08, 2. Gianna Mercado 33:52, 3. Luis Crespo 39:31.

800-METER OVERALL: 1. Ian Friesen, Ontario 13:06, 2. Quinn Matteis, Ontario 13:20, 3. Charlie Kwinter, Ontario 13:21, 4. Joey Pedraza, Miami 13:26, 5. Hannah Fu, Ontario 13:44

800-METER FEMALE: 10-and-under, 1. Sabina La Pietra 17:59, 2. Makayla Montenegro 21:58, 3. Rilary Andres 20:38; 11-12, 1. Maria Grant 16:06, 2. Sofia Ciperski 17:35, 3. Katelyn Gembicki 17:47, 5. Pilar Duranti, SOFLO 18:26, 6. Genesis Escobar, SOFLO 19:02; 13-14, 1. Roseanne Rodriguez 17:47, 2. Isabel Schlicht 17:54, 3. Sofia Ramirez 20:42; 15-16, 1. Hannah Fu 13:44, 2. Sydney Shemilt 14:47, 3. Jorja Shemilt 14:33; 17-18, 1. Sarita Vargas 26:43; 19-24, 1. Liz Gallardo 17:20, 2. Mandy Hunnewell 18:14, 3. Katherine Mustafa 22:23; 25-29, 1. Mandy Twardowski 21:06; 30-34, 1. Diana Herrera 21:25, 1. Nury Avila 22:42, 3. Meghan Suhich 25:14; 35-39, 1. Cynthia Selene Hernandez 19:26, 2. Marion Coda 20:32, 3. Kristell Acosta 20:45; 40-44, 1. Sonia Behrendt 24:23, 2. Christina Avila 24:26, 3. Maria Fernandez Rivera 24:39; 45-49, 1. Corinne Tureau 30:36, 2. Olga Ulloa 30:37, 3. Maria Rodriguez 31:34; 50-54, 1. Maria Ahearn 22:26, 2. Kara Cassidy 26:25, 3. Carolina Mendoza 27:50; 55-59, 1. Caroline Gatto 23:07, 2. Cafeae Rebecca Brown 24:47; 60-64, None; 65-69, 1. Martha Erickson 26:38, 2. Loreda Johnson 35:29; 70-and-over, None.

800-METER MALE: 10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 16:47, 2. David Bosch 22:06, 3. Martin Petkov, SOFLO 22:55; 11-12, 1. Eduardo Kingston 16:23, 2. Peyton Selts 16:36, 3. Abraham Penaloza 19:13; 13-14, 1. Quinn Matteis 13:20, 2. Charlie Kwinter 13:21, 3. Dario Martin 15:04; 15-16, 1. Ian Friesen 13:06, 2. William Risk 13:44, 3. Nikita Efimov 15:36; 17-18, 1. Joseph Perdomo 16:12, 2. Tucker Crook 19:46, 3. Alexander Albores 36:46; 19-24, 1. Ronald Santos 16:42, 2. Juan Olano 16:53, 3. Quinn Cassidy 17:47; 25-29, 1. Jorge Anillo 16:49, 2. Ramon Walton 16:54, 3. Antoine Mano 26:22; 30-34, 1. Joey Pedraza 13:26, 2. Felipe Bencosme 20:42, 3. Alejandro Sauleda 24:31; 35-39, 1. Alejandro Sanchez 19:23, 2. Derek Gelber 22:50, 3. Carlos Porchetto 24:13; 40-44, 1. Marcelo Kingston 18:11, 2. Bryan Capriles 19:41, 3. Milen Petkov 22:56; 45-49, 1. Luis Wiadacz 17:33, 2. Mike Gaw 18:14, 3. Christian Crews 20:12; 50-54, 1. Kevin Armstrong 21:28, 2. Carlos Zepeda 23:02, 3. Brad Wohler 26:02; 55-59, 1. Carlos Dolabella 16:18, 2. Cary Zinkin 22:37, 3. Clifford Mermell 22:41; 60-64, 1. Frank Campbell 17:40, 2. Alonso Moreno 18:04, 3. Sid Cassidy 19:07; 65-69, 1. Sergio Vilhena 26:32; 70-and-over, 1. Craig Kuglen 26:47, 2. Robert Ulanowicz 27:50, 3. Carlos Abreu 37:09.

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