Podkoscielny, Winkler, Zuchowski Named To USA Swimming Junior Pan Pacific Championship Team


By Sharon Robb
COLORADO SPRINGS, May 15, 2022—Three Florida Gold Coast swimmers were named to the USA Swimming Junior Pan Pacific Championship team, it was announced Monday.

Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming, Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics and Josh Zuchowski of Flood Aquatics Swim Team (FAST) qualified for the Aug. 24-27 Junior Pan Pacs in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The trio is among 41 of the nation’s top junior swimmers.

Podkoscielny of Fort Lauderdale will swim the 400-meter individual medley. Winkler of Miami will be entered in the 100-meter freestyle and Zuchowski of Jupiter will swim the 100 and 200-meter backstroke events. The events listed are what they qualified in but swimmers will also be allowed to choose additional events. It will be the first international team trip for all three swimmers.

Brent Arckey of the Sarasota Sharks will coach the U.S. team. Arckey coached 2020 Olympic medalist Emma Weyant in the 400 IM. Two members of his team, Gracie Weyant (200 breaststroke) and Michaela Mattes (800/1500 freestyle) also qualified for Pan Pacs.

The only other Florida swimmer named was Kayla Wilson of Tide Swimming and Virginia Beach, Fla. She will swim the 100 and 200 freestyle.

The team is regarded as the best the U.S. will be sending to the meet. USA Swimming’s selection criteria chose the fastest 18-and-unders from the U.S. International Trials in April. The roster features 20 girls and 21 boys.

At the 2018 Junior Pan Pacs, the U.S. led the medal count with 54, including 27 gold medals in 35 events. Australia, Japan, Canada, China and New Zealand were also medalists.

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

Podkoscielny Finishes Sixth At U.S. World Championship Trials; Will Compete At Junior Pan Pacs


By Sharon Robb
Greensboro, N.C., April 28, 2022—Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming was sixth in the 400-meter individual medley Thursday at the U.S. World Championship Trials at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Podkoscielny, 17, was sixth in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:47.57. The University of Florida commit was seventh fastest in prelims in 4:48.82. It was the top finish by a Florida Gold Coast swimmer so far in the meet. She will represent the U.S. Junior team at the Junior Pan Pacs in Hawaii in August.

On Wednesday she was 14th in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:13.88 after going 2:13.30 in prelims.

Katie Grimes, 16, of Sandpipers of Nevada pulled away from the field on the freestyle leg to win the 400 IM in a best time 4:36.17. Olympic silver medalist Emma Weyant of Sarasota was second in 4:37.22 to also secure a spot on the world championship team.

“It just all goes back to my training,” Grimes said after her race. “Everybody who has seen me train for that race in practice knows that was a long time coming. The past times I’ve swum that race, it really hasn’t worked out like I wanted it to, but it all really came together very nicely. I’ve always loved the 400 IM. I think it’s a really fun race. I think it’s really interesting to watch. There are so many different components that go into it. It’s just a really cool race.”

Other Florida Gold Coast swimmer results:

Josh Zuchowski, 18, of FAST was seventh in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 1:58.44. He went 1:58.94 in prelims, cracking 2 minutes and bettering his entry time of 2:00.22.

Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics was 22nd in the 100-meter freestyle in 56.04.

Kaii Winkler, 16, of Eagle Aquatics was 20th in the 100-meter freestyle im 49.95.

In other Thursday races:

Men 400 IM: 1. Carson Foster, Texas 4:09.33, 2. Chase Kalisz, Athens Bulldogs 4:10.50.
Women 100 butterfly: 1. Torri Huske, Unattached 56.28, 2. Claire Curzan, TAC Titans 56.35.
Men 100 butterfly: 1. Caeleb Dressel, Gator Swim Club 50.20, 2. Michael Andrew, MA Swim Academy 50.88.
Women 50 breaststroke: 1. Lilly King, Indiana Swim Club 29.76, 2. Kaitlyn Dobler, Unattached 30.34.
Men 50 breaststroke: 1. Michael Andrew, MA Swim Academy 26.52, 2. Nic Fink, MAAC 26.55.
Women 50 backstroke: 1. Katharine Berkoff, NC State 27.12, 2. Regan Smith, Unattached 27.25.
Men 50 backstroke: 1. Hunter Armstrong, Ohio State 23.71, world record in non-Olympic event, 2. Justin Ress, Mission Viejo 23.92.

The International Team Trials that got under way on Tuesday, are serving as the qualifying meet for the 2022 FINA World Championships, Junior Pan Pacific Championships and Mel Zajac Jr. Invitational.

USA Swimming’s qualifying criteria for the 2022 World Championships in Budapest are:

Top-four finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyle events, along with the top-two finishers in the other Olympic events qualify for the U.S. team, as long as they both meet the FINA A standard and maximum roster size isn’t exceeded.

From there, winners of the stroke 50s and fifth and sixth-place finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyles will qualify.

The maximum U.S. roster size for the World Championships is 26 men and 26 women.

The Olympic Channel is live streaming the championship finals on Friday night. CNBC will broadcast Saturday night’s finals session. USA Swimming is streaming all prelims on their website.

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

After Weather Delay, SOFLO Swimmers Come Up Big On Opening Day Of Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 18, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club is well on its way of defending its title at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships at Academic Village Pool.

After Thursday’s events were weather-delayed, action got under way Friday with some outstanding swims and a few shockers.

South Florida Aquatic Club leads the combined team standings (913.5), women (478.5) and men (435) categories.

TS Aquatics, the most improved team in the Florida Gold Coast, is second in combined (402.5) and women (235).

This year SOFLO is going after its eighth senior championship title. SOFLO qualified 53 swimmers (32 boys and 21 girls) in 301 individual events. There are also 16 relay teams entered.

In one of the most exciting races of the night, SOFLO’s Elena Dinehart, 17, knocked off U.S. Junior National swim team member Julia Podkoscielny, 17, of Pine Crest Swimming in 1:59.04. Podkoscielny finished in 1:59.40.

Kaii Winkler, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 43.04 ahead of SOFLO’s Honduran Olympian Julio Horrego, 23, second in 44.09.

Horrego won the 100-yard individual medley in 50.26 ahead of SOFLO teammate Ricardo Roche, second in 52.23.

Olivia Dinehart, 17, won the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 57.50, dropping 2.25. Teammate Mallory Schleicher, 18, was second in 58.87.

SOFLO’s men’s 400-yard medley relay won in 3:23.48 with Ricardo Roche, Julio Horrego, Wisthon Rendon and Sebastian Lares.

TS Aquatics women’s 200-yard freestyle relay won in 1:36.02 with Jillian Crooks, Keianna Moss, Giulianna Garcia and Tawannah McLemore, topping Pine Crest Swimming for the first time in any meet. Pine Crest finished second in 1:36.57 with Lauren Balfour, Julia Podkoscielny, Julianne McCranie and Isabella Chambers.

Former SOFLO swimmer and TYR Swimmer of the Month Juan Mora, 17, now living and training in California, returned to compete in his final senior championships before heading off to the Naval Academy in June.

Swimming unattached, Mora finished 18th in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.48, after going 47.36 in prelims. He swims the 100 breaststroke, his signature event which he won a high school state title for Doral Academy, on Sunday.

SOFLO is among thirty-seven teams from Broward, Palm Beach and Metro-Dade competing over four days.

The meet continues Saturday with prelims at 8:40 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. On Sunday, the mixed 1,650-yard freestyle is 3 p.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 913.5, 2. TS Aquatics 402.5, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 283, 4. Metro Aquatics 274.5, 5. Gulliver Swim Club 266, 6. Midtown Weston 232, 7. Plantation Swim Team 205, 8. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 201, 9. Swim Fort Laudrdale 186, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 165.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 478.5, 2. TS Aquatics 235, 3. Midtown Weston 228, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 218, 5. Gulliver 146.5, 6. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 115, 7. Coral Springs 86, 8. Pompano Beach Piranhas 83, 9. Metro Aquatics 79, 10. Jupiter Dragons 61.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 435, 2. Metro Aquatics 195.5, 3. Plantation 190, 4. Swim Fort Lauderdale 177, 5. TS Aquatics 167.5, 6. Gulliver Swim Club 119.5, 7. Eagle Aquatics 101, 8. Azura 88, 9. St. Andrew’s 86. 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 82.

WOMEN
100-yard individual medley: 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 57.50, time drop 2.25, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 58.87, time drop 0.45, 3. Tawannah McLemore, TSA 58.93; SOFLO: 6. Natalie Gembicki 59.73, time drop 0.26, 10. Ana Villamil 1:00.77, 12. Gabriella Deluna 1:01.18, time drop 0.01, 16. Sophie Grubbs 1:01.52.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Erin Miller, SAS 4:56.24, 2. Riley Botting, PC 4:57.34, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 4:58.58; SOFLO: 5. Maddy Smutny 5:01.71, 6. Elena Dinehart 5:03.20, 7. Natalie Gembicki 5:03.64, time drop 4.25, 8. Isabelle Wilson 5:05.29, 15. Michelle Marinheiro 5:12.64.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. TS Aquatics 1:36.02 (Jillian Crooks, Keianna Moss, Giulianna Garcia, Tawannah McLemore), 2. Pine Crest Swiming 1:36.57, 3. SOFLO A 1:37.24 (Natalie Gambicki, Ana Villamil, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart), 7. SOFLO B 1:41.37 (Maddy Smutny, Mallory Schleicher, Jennamarie Brames, Michelle Marinheiro).

200-yard backstroke: 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:59.04, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:59.40, 3. Gio Musiello, GRSC 2:03.55; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 2:04.14, 9. Gabriella Deluna 2:09.15, 12. Isabelle Wilson 2:09.23, 17. Mariann Catalasan 2:13.13.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jillian Crooks, TSA 50.09, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 50.55, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 51.28; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 52.14, 9. Natalie Gembicki 52.50.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 1:59.08, 2. Sophia Diaz, MAC 2:01.48, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 2:02.47; SOFLO: 4. Maddy Smutny 2:02.95, 7. Elena Dinehart 2:07.10, 14. Michelle Marinheiro 2:08.75, 18. Gabriella Deluna 2:11.15.

400-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:46.73 (Julia Podkoscielny, Riley Botting, Julianne McCranie, Isabella Chambers), 2. SOFLO A 3:47.80 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Mallory Schleicher), 3. TS Aquatics 3:55.81, 5. SOFLO B 4:01.62 (Isabelle Wilson, Sophia Grubbs, Ana Villamil, Natalie Gembicki).

MEN
100-yard individual medley: 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 50.26, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 52.23, 3. Finn Winkler, EA 52.69; SOFLO: 5. Javier Colmenares 53.62, time drop 0.89, 16. Aldo Zepeda 54.66, time drop 0.90.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 4:28.18, 2. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 4:31.00, 3. Gabriel Tortola, PST 4:37.41; SOFLO: 8. Austin Nelson 4:41.07, 12. Ivan Grass 4:46.13, 15. Javier Roman 4:49.92.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Plantation Swim Team 1:24.08 (Renato Herran, Ivan Capalbo, Karl-Wilson Aimable, Alex Marrero), 2. TS Aquatics 1:25.57, 3. SOFLO A 1:25.93 (Julio Horrego, Agustin Rodriguez, Alex Golding, Sebastian Lares), 10. SOFLO B 1:29.43 (Aldo Zepeda, Alexander Miller, Javier Colmenares, Manuel Melendez).

200-yard backstroke: 1. Carlos Cobos, UN 1:47.22, 2. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 1:48.05, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:48.24; SOFLO: 6. Austin Nelson 1:51.91, 7. Wisthon Nelson 1:52.52, 8. Alex Golding 1:54.22, 11. Aldo Zepeda 1:54.02, 14. Alejandro Mateus 1:56.36, 15. Adrian Hernandez 1:56.38.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 43.04, 2. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 44.09, 3. Davidson Vincent, Azura 45.18; SOFLO: 8. Sebastian Lares 46.31.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Esteban Nunez Del Prado, Azura 1:48.09, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:50.36, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 1:50.42; SOFLO: 7. Wisthon Rendon 1:53.72, 10. Javier Roman 1:54.92, 12. Javier Colmenares 1:53.63, 13. Enique Rodriguez 1:53.96, 16. Alejandro Mateus 1:57.38.

400-yard medley relay: 1. SOFLO A 3:23.48 (Ricardo Roche, Julio Horrego, Wisthon Rendon, Sebastian Lares), 2. Plantation 3:26.96, 3. Metro Aquatics 3:29.47, 4. SOFLO B 3:29.55 (Austin Nelson, Javier Colmenares, Javier Roman, Agustin Rodriguez).

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

SOFLO Hosts Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships That Begin Thursday


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 15, 2022–Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club will host the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Thursday through Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO is among thirty-seven teams from Broward, Palm Beach and Metro-Dade competing over four days.

Thursday timed finals begin at 5:10 p.m. and feature the 100 IM, 500 freestyle and 400 IM. The remainder of the meet will have prelims at 8:40 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. On Sunday, the mixed 1,650-yard freestyle is 3 p.m.

Among other top teams are St. Andrew’s Aquatics, fresh off its first FGC 14-and-under Junior Olympics combined team title in the club’s 16-year history; Azura Florida Aquatics, Eagle Aquatics, Pine Crest Swimming, Metro Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons and Wahoos of Wellington.

After a year’s hiatus for the meet in 2020 because of the pandemic, SOFLO won the 2021 short course combined team title. SOFLO won combined with 2,007 points followed by Pine Crest and Gulliver. SOFLO also won the men’s and women’s team titles.

This year SOFLO will be going after its eighth senior championship title. SOFLO qualified 53 swimmers (32 boys and 21 girls) in 301 individual events. There are also 16 relay teams entered.

SOFLO’s contingent is led by Honduran Olympian Julio Horrego. Horrego, 23, who is competing in the 100-yard individual medley (49.85); 100-yard freestyle (44.71); 100-yard breaststroke (53.85); and 200 IM (1:47.55).

The only other SOFLO top seed is Olivia Dinehart, 17, 400 IM 4:22.12, 200 breaststroke 2:13.50, 100 breaststroke, 1:02.28; and 200 IM (1:47.55).

Among other top swimmers in a fast field are: Nicole Aguilar, 17, of Wahoos of Wellington; USA Swimming Junior National team member Julia Podkoscielny, 17,of Pine Crest Swimming; Dylan Felt, 17, of Swim Fort Lauderdale; Nestor Montero, 20, Metro Aquatics; Kyle Korvick, 18, Gulliver; Heidi Smithwick, 18, Jupiter Dragons; Kaii Winkler, 15, Eagle Aquatics; Giulian Martin, 15, Hurricane Aquatics; Davidson Vincent, 20, Azura Florida Aquatics; Sirena Rowe, 24, Azura; Yeziel Morales, 26, Azura; Josiah Morales, 27, PAQ; and Giuliano Brunetti, 16, of Pompano Beach Piranhas.

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

Pine Crest’s Podkoscielny Breaks FGC Senior Record; SOFLO’s Colmenares Double Winner; SOFLO Boys Lead On Day Three Of 31st Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, December 11, 2021—The combined team title will come down to an exciting final day of competition at the 31st annual Speedo Winter Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

St. Andrew’s Aquatics moved back into the lead with 1,012 points closely followed by defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club with 989.50 points.

St. Andrew’s Aquatics has all but clinched the girls team title with 619 points. Metro Aquatics is a distant second with 338 points.

South Florida Aquatic Club leads the boys team standings with 682 points ahead of Metro Aquatics with 484.

After an outstanding Toyota U.S. Open, Pine Crest’s Julia Podkoscielny, 17, was entered in only one event at Winter Champs but made it count. She won her favorite event, the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:08.01, shaving 4.90 seconds off her previous best 4:12.91 and breaking the Florida Gold Coast senior record.

SOFLO boys were led by Javier Colmenares, 15, a double winner. He won the 15-16 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 26.73, dropping 1.18 seconds and won 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:08.50, dropping 3.34.

SOFLO’s B boys relay won the 400-yard medley relay in 3:34.87 with Alejandro Mateus, Anthony Robaina, Javier Roman and Aldo Zepeda.

SOFLO’s 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay was second in 2:16.59 with Lance Bergeron-Menard, Ethan Phan, Noah Mejias and Guillermo Mantilla.

SOFLO girls won the 11-12 400 medley relay in 4:49.91 with Sofia Rodriguez, Olivia Wilson, Jianna Amores and Rose Seniuk.

SOFLO girls were second in the 13-14 400-yard medley relay after a great race against Pine Crest. SOFLO was second in 4:20.95 with Jenesys Amores, Mia Guerrero, Sofia Lugo and Amanda Grubbs. Pine Crest won in 4:20.53 with Sofia Egizi, Jojo Jenry, Zoe Antonio and Christina Paschal.

Mallory Schleicher led the girls team winning the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:03.20 with a time drop of 0.23.

The four-day meet, one of the oldest in the state, concludes Sunday prelims with prelims at 8:30 a.m. and finals 5 p.m. Two pools are being used.

Last year South Florida Aquatic Club swept the combined and boys titles.

SOFLO, the largest team, has 107 swimmers competing in 621 individual events and 28 relay events.

Other top teams competing are Azura Florida Aquatics, Pine Crest Swimming, St. Andrew’s, Midtown Weston, Jupiter Dragons and Metro Aquatics.

Spectator admission is $5 per session, There are special all-session passes on sale. Parking is free. Heat sheets are available at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1,012, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 989.50, 3. Metro Aquatics 822, 4. Azura Florida Aquaics 424, 5. Midtown Weston 417.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 619, 2. Metro Aquatics 338, 3. Midtown Weston 334, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club 307, 5. Wellington 277.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 682.5, 2. Metro Aquatics 484, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 393, 4. Azura 240, 5. Plantation Swim Team 201.

GIRLS
200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 2:13.47, 2. Granite Falls 2:20.49, 3. Jupiter Dragons 2:24.17, 5. SOFLO 2:31.08 (Joanna Valdiviezo, Gianna Martin, Sofia Duranti, Christie Ann Lumsden).

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. SOFLO B 4:49.91 (Sofia Rodriguez, Olivia Wilson, Jianna Amores, Rose Seniuk), 2. Metro Aquatics 4:54.67.

13-14, 1. Pine Crest 4:20.53 (Sofia Egizi, Jojo Henry, Zoe Antonio, Christina Paschal), 2. SOFLO B 4:20.95 (Jenesys Amores, Mia Guerrero, Sofia Lugo, Amanda Grubbs), 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:27.40.

Open, 1. TS Aquatics 3:57.50, 2. Coastal Maine 4:05.20, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 4:10.22.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gia Euseppi, NPB 1:09.97, 2. Thereza Milano, GRSC 1:11.11, 3. Molly Behrend, WEST 1:11.72.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, JUP 2:12.60, 2. Serene Jourdy, WEST 2:13.80, 3. Kate Chesley, GRYM 2:20.03; SOFLO: 8. Jemma Baldwin 2:26.96, 9. Saree Young 2:29.66, time drop 6.01.

13-14, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:04.15, 2. Sam Schoenborn, SAS 2:05.37, 3. Lena Lejko, SFTL 2:07.59; SOFLO: 10. Katelyn Gembicki 2:16.29, time drop 3.68.

15-16, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 1:57.94, 2. Maria Delmonte, PPSC 2:04.43, 3. Riley Botting, PC 2:05.23.

17-and-over, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:03.20, time drop 0.23, 2. Ella Martinez, SAS 2:04.90, 3. Alex Ericson, CMA 2:05.90; SOFLO: 10. Sofia Osorio 2:17.36.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Lexie Lucchese, SAS 36.23, 2. Alma Cancio Jorge, MAC 36.77, 3. Karly Quiroz, MAC 37.54.

11-12, 1. Tessa Broedell, JUP 32.58, 2. Lily Reed, SAS 33.51, 3. Emma Han, WOW 33.66.

13-14, 1. Reese Andres, SAS 30.31, 2. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 31.46, 3. Kiera Rampersad, EA 31.46.

15-16, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 30.66, 2. Tawannah McLemore, TSA 30.70, 3. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 30.87, time drop 0.32; SOFLO: 4. Sophia Grubbs 30.93.

17-and-over, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 29.30, 2. Kate Kaplan, CCPR 30.03, 3. Victoria Torres, MWA 30.54; SOFLO: 5. Sally Golding 32.10, time drop 0.69, 6. Sabrina Osorio 32.41, time drop 0.87.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 57.29, 2. Yurika Duardo, BMHG 1:01.41, 3. Thereza Milano, GRSC 1:01.61.

11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, SAS 54.67, 2. Allison Kelly, JUP 55.34, 3. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 55.77.

13-14, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 51.74, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 52.28, 3. Martyna Kaps, MPNY 52.93.

15-16, 1. Jillian Crooks, TSA 51.00, 2. Tawannah McLemore, TSA 52.79, 3. Cookie Mahoney, CMA 53.44.

17-and-over, 1. Sirena Rowe, Azura 50.18, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 51.36, 3. Kiara Caamano, JUP 51.50.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 2:05.16, 2. Yurika Duardo, BMHG 2:14.76, 3. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 2:15.78; SOFLO: 9. Gianna Martin 2:25.40, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Yurika Duardo, BMHG 2:36.62, 2. Jorge Cancio, MAC 2:36.93, 3. Natalie Clayton, GF 2:37.30; SOFLO: 7. Gianna Martin 2:42.08, 15. Christie Ann Lumsden 2:48.83

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Abby King, WEST 4:30.87, 2. Sam Schoenborn, SAS 4:33.32, 3. Paola Negrin, MC 4:41.00; SOFLO: 9. Elise Dinehart 4:48.60, time drop 14.97.

15-16, 1. Riley Botting, PC 4:24.39, 2. Mariana Cote, MWA 4:27.53, 3. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 4:27.94; SOFLO: 8. Gabriella DeLuna 4:36.45, time drop 6.83.

17-and-over, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PCS 4:08.01, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:24.51, 3. Ella Martinez, SAS 4:27.43; SOFLO: 8. Sabrina Osorio 4:55.79, 10. Sofia Osorio 5:02.55, time drop 1.55.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Thereza Milano, GRSC 31.14, 2. Ava Phillips, GFSC 31.24, 3. Molly Behrend, WEST 31.32.

11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, SAS 26.44, 2. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTYL 27.25, 3. Eilidh Salgarino, PLS 27.73.

13-14, 1. Anais Gedeon, SFTL 26.17, 2. Kiera Rampesad, EA 26.26, 3. Sahara Idler, MAC 26.50.

15-16, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 24.93, 2. Jillian Crooks, TSA 25.03, 3. Keianna Moss, MAC 26.38; SOFLO: 4. Ana Villamil 26.56, time drop 0.42.

17-and-over, 1. Sirena Rowe, Azura 23.75, 2. Lismar Lyon Unattached 23.93, 3. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 25.18.

BOYS
200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 2:12.76, 2. SOFLO 2:16.59 (Lance Bergeron-Menard, Ethan Phan, Noah Mejias, Guillermo Mantilla), 3. Blue Marlins 2:20.78.

400-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. SOFLO B 3:34.87 (Alejandro Mateus, Anthony Robaina, Javier Roman, Aldo Zepeda), 2. Miami Country Day 3:35.79, 3. PAQ 3:40.90.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Landon Sagastume, RATS 1:07.44, 2. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 1:07.89, 3. Jeancarlos Vasquez, CM 1:10.76; SOFLO: 4. Noah Mejias 1:11.11, time drop 1.91, 9. Lance Bergeron-Menard 1:15.98, time drop 2.05.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Julian Lozano, GRSC 2:08.72, 2. Reed Keller, GRYM 2:14.21, 3. Alec DeAngulo, MS 2:16.12; SOFLO: 4. Maximiliano Remmele 2:16.85, time drop 1.88, 8. Joshua Menezes 2:23.06, time drop 7.34.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jayden Park, MWA 34.82, 2. Landon Sagastume, RATS 36.45, 3. Christopher Chaison, MWA 39.81.

11-12, 1. Oliver Cannings, GRSC 31.76, 2. Bradley DiPaolo, Unattached 32.36, 3. Jesus Linares, MAC 32.59; SOFLO: 9. Ryan Harries 34.23, time drop 0.98.

13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 27.04, 2. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 27.75, 3. Maks Charnou, NMST 28.13; SOFLO: 6. Derek Hau 29.28, time drop 1.13, 9. Felipe Ropdriguez 30.76, time drop 1.27.

15-16, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 26.73, time drop 1.18, 2. Chase Foulds, SAS 26.88, 3. Brayden Spalluto, TSU 27.11.

17-and-over, 1. Rashed Al-Tarmoom, Azura 25.57, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO 25.69, time drop 1.20, 3. Brandon Moran, Unattached 25.87, 4. Jordy Groters, Aruba Giants 26.14.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Matthew Meneses, MAC 1:00.60, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 1:01.09, time drop 2.48, 3. Jayden Park, MWA 1:01.44; SOFLO: 4. Noah Mejias 1:01.90, time drop 2.81.

11-12, 1. Juan Pupo-Buch, CA 51.82, 2. Brian Hamilton, CSSC 52.61, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 52.62, time drop 1.19.

13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 47.37, 2. Alfredo Dominguez, BMHG 48.85, 3. Lucas Bailey, SAS 48.88.

15-16, 1. Zarek Wilson, TSA 44.76, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 456.63, 3. Landon Kyser, HAT 46.72.

17-and-over, 1. Davidson Vincent, Azura 45.76, 2. Dylan Felt, SFTL 46.18, 3. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 46.42, time drop 1.60, 8. Juan Mora 47.44.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Matthew Meneses, MAC 2:14.24, 2. Rainier Leyva Riestra, BMHG 2:14.79, 3. Luke Reid, SAS 2:16.22; SOFLO: 6. Guillermo Mantilla 2:22.00, time drop, 22. Toma Petkov 3:04.17.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 2:27.07, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 2:27.89, time drop, 3. Rainier Leyva Riestra, BMHG 2:35.75; SOFLO: 5. Guillermo Mantilla 2:41.83, time drop, 13. Toma Petkov 3:03.65.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 4:15.95, 2. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 4:21.16, 3. Peter Roca, EA 4:23.48; SOFLO: 5. Felix Gonzalez 4:24.57, time drop 11.04, 8. Jaden Amores 4:27.87, time drop 5.54.

15-16, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 4:08.50, time drop 3.34, 2. Adrian Hernandez, SOFLO 4:08.63, time drop 4.36, 3. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SAS 4:10.50; SOFLO: 6. Alejandro Mateus 4:17.74, time drop 0.45.

17-and-over, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 3:56.45, 2. Alex Golding,. SOFLO 4:08.90, time drop 3.07, 3. Caleb Rinchack, RATS 4:11.21; SOFLO: 4. Enrique Rodriguez 4:12.67, time drop 5.37, 6. Alan Bertea 4:29.26.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Landon Sagastume, RATS 29.54, 2. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 29.57, 3. Braxton Craine, JUP 31.49.

11-12, 1. Juan Pupo-Buch, CA 25.17, 2. Duy Vuong, JUP 26.33, 3. Brian Hamilton, CSSC 26.89.

13-14, 1. Lucas Bailey, SAS 23.77, 2. Miles Green, TSA 24.04, 3. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 24.34.

15-16, 1. Zarek Wilson, TSA 22.57, 2. Cole Gorsuch, PPSC 23.01, 3. Mason Green, TSA 23.12.

17-and-over, 1. Luciano Gonzalez, WA 21.57, 2. Daniel Ramirez, WA 21.90, 3. Davidson Vincent, Azura 22.27.

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

Pine Crest’s Julia Podkoscielny Takes Home Second Medal On Final Day Of Toyota U.S. Open


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., December 4, 2021–Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming finished a great week of swimming with another medal at the Toyota U.S. Open Championships Saturday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

She closed out her impressive U.S. Open debut with a third place in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 2:12.42, shaving 1.74 seconds off her previous best of 2:14.16. She was fifth fastest qualifier in 2:13.87, first dropping 0.29 off her previous best. She was also 27th in the 100-meter freestyle in 58.40.

The University of Florida commit and U.S. national junior team member also took a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 4:43.57, dropping 1.26 off her previous best.

Azura Florida Aquatics’ Yeziel Morales was fourth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:01.29.

Blair Stoneburg, 17, of Treasure Coast Aquatics, another member of the U.S. Junior National team, was eighth in the 1500-meter freestyle in 16:56.05. She was 24th in the 100-meter freestyle in 58.46.

University of Florida’s Kathleen Golding, 21, was 19th in the 100-meter freestyle in 57.61.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Honduran Olympian Julio Horrego scratched from the 200-meter breaststroke. He sustained a strained groin during the start of the 100-meter breaststroke.

Other notables and local swimmers in action were:

World record holder and Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, competing unattached for Florida, won the 1500-meter freestyle in 15:45.32.

Florida’s two-time Olympic champion Bobby Finke pulled away late in the race for a two-body length lead to win in 15:04.77.

Stanford freshman Regan Smith, swimming unattached won the 200-meter backstroke in a U.S. Open record 2:07.09 and 200-meter butterfly in 2:10.58. The backstroke time was the second oldest U.S. Open record, 2:08.42 set by Hayley McGregory in 2008. Smith is world record holder in the event.

WOMEN
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Katie Ledecky, Unattached-Florida 15:45.32, 2. Sierra Schmidt, Scottsdale Aquatic Club 16:21.56, 3. Elise Bauer, Florida 16:32.55, 8. Blair Stoneburg, Treasure Coast Aquatics 16:56.05.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Regan Smith, Unattached 2:07.09, 2. Leah Smith, Texas 2:11.26, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest Swimming 2:12.42, best time dropping 1.74, her previous best was 2:14.16.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Mallory Comerford, Cardinals 54.74, 2. Arina Openysheva, Louisville 55.23, 3. Camille Spink, Nation’s Capital 55.44.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Ahryoung Kim, Korea 2:29.86, 2. Abby Hay. Louisville 2:30.51, 3. Tylor Mathieu, Florida 2:32.73.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Regan Smith, Unattached 2:10.58, 2. Leah Gingrich, Hurricanes 2:11.02, 3. Amanda Ray, Florida 2:11.51.

MEN
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Bobby Finke, Florida 15:04.77, 2. Charlie Clark, Ohio State 15:07.53, 3. Trey Freeman, Florida 15:24.83.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Vaggelis Makrygiannis, Unattached 2:00.48, 2. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 2:00.85, 3. Richie Stokes, UCSC 2:01.24.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Andrej Barna, Cardinals 48.44, 2. Gus Borges, PRVT 49.40, 3. Tate Jackson, NITRO 49.52

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Brandon Fischer, Unattached 2:13.21, 2. Raphael Rached Windmuller, Florida 2:15.92, 3. Marcus Mok, Unattached 2:16.80.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Minseop Kim, Korea 1:59.30, 2. Junheon Hwangbo, Korea 1:59.33, 3. Thomas Heilman, Cal State 1:59.87.

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

Ledecky, Fratus Win; Golding, Podkoscielny Win B Finals On Day Two Of Toyota U.S. Open


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., December 2, 2021–It was a great night for Florida Gold Coast swimmers at the Toyota U.S. Open Championships Thursday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Brazilian Olympic bronze medalist Bruno Fratus, 32, of Coral Springs Swim Club, swimming in Lane 6, won the 50-meter freestyle in 22.36. It was his first meet since the Tokyo Olympics. He was fourth fastest in prelims in 22.58. His entry time was 21.57.

World record holder Katie Ledecky, 24, swimming unattached for Florida, broke her own U.S. Open record for the second consecutive night.

Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle in 4:00.51, breaking her record of 4:00.81 set in 2019. She was fastest off the block and by the halfway mark had a two-body length lead with a 1:59.92 split. She won the race by 15 meters.

Two Florida Gold Coast swimmers won consolation finals.

University of Florida’s Kathleen Golding, 21, of SOFLO, won the B final of the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:13.76. She won by a body length dropping 1.49 seconds. Her previous best was 4:15.25. She was 12th fastest in morning prelims in 4:17.56.

Florida commit Julia Podkoscielny, 17, of Pine Crest Swimming, competing in her first U.S. Open, won the B final in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:16.48, just off her best 2:16.36. She was second after the opening butterfly leg (29.37) and then moved into the lead in the backstroke (33.59) and maintained the lead in the breaststroke (41.09) and freestyle (32.43). She was ninth fastest in morning prelims in 2:17.77. Leah Smith, 26, of Texas won the event in 2:11.67.

Podkoscielny also finished 15th in the morning prelims of the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:20.46, dropping 26.39 seconds. She scratched from consolations to focus on the 200 IM.

With two Top 16 finishes, it was the first time she earned second swims on the national stage.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Julio Horrego was 22nd in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:09.18. He competes in the 100-meter breaststroke on Friday. SOFLO teammate Juan Mora scratched from the meet to take SATs on Saturday.

Top-seed Trey Freeman of Florida, won the men’s 400-meter freestyle in 3:49.06. Two-time Olympic champion and Florida teammate Bobby Finke was third in 3:51.44.

Other notables and local swimmers in action were:

Blair Stoneburg, 17, Treasure Coast, was 16th in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:20.56 and disqualified in consos. She was 27th in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.95.

The meet is being live streamed at usaswimming.org. Results can be found on Meet Mobile

WOMEN
400-meter freestyle: 1. Katie Ledecky, Unattached-Florida 4:00.51, 2. Erin Gemmell, Nation’s Capital 4:10.12, 3. Sierra Schmidt, Scottsdale Aquatic Club 4:12.53; 9. Kathleen Golding, Florida 4:13.76.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Leah Smith, Texas Longhorns 2:11.67, 2. Summer Smith, Tennessee 2:15.02, 3. Abby Hay, Louisville 2:15.45; 9. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest Swimming 2:16.48.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Mallory Comerford, Cardinals 25.24, 2. Arina Openysheva, Louisville 25.33, 3. Camille Spink, Nation’s Capital 25.36.

MEN
400-meter freestyle: 1. Trey Freeman, Florida 3:49.06, 2. Hoe Yean Khiew, Malaysia 3:50.52, 3. Bobby Finke, Florida 3:51.44.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 1:59.86, 2. Collyn Gagne, Simon Fraser 2:02.59, 3. Joaquin Gonzalez Pinero, Florida 2:04.49, Argentine national record.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Bruno Fratus, Coral Springs Swim Club 22.36, 2. Adam Chaney, Florida 22.37, 3. Andrej Barna, Cardinals 22.43, 20. Josiah Morales, PAQ 23.94.

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

SOFLO’s Julio Horrego, Juan Mora; Florida’s Kathleen Golding Headed To Toyota U.S. Open Championships


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., November 29, 2021–South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at this week’s Toyota U.S. Open Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Olympian Julio Horrego and state champion Juan Mora will compete in the four-day long course meters that gets under way Wednesday and ends Saturday.

On Thursday, Horrego will compete in the 200-meter individual medley and Mora the 50-meter freestyle. On Friday they will both swim the 100-meter breaststroke and Saturday the 200-meter breaststroke.

Horrego’s last major meet was the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where he represented Honduras in his Olympic debut in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke.

It will be Mora’s first big meet since winning the State 4A title in the 100-meter breaststroke. Mora won in 54.71. He went a best time 54.65 in prelims to earn the top seed and automatic All-American time. He was also fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 49.48. It was the first time he dipped under 50 seconds. He was a two-time district and two-time region champion and now state champion during the post-season.

Last year, there were nine locations of the meet, which was scored virtually across the country. This year, it has returned to a one-meet format.

The meet begins Wednesday with the women’s and men’s 800-meter freestyle event. There will be plenty of familiar faces in the field.

Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Katie Ledecky is the top seed in the 800 in 8:12.57. She is competing unattached for Florida, where she is now training with Anthony Nesty. It will be Ledecky’s first meet since moving to Gainesville to train. SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding, 21, of University of Florida and Blair Stoneburg, 17, of Treasure Coast Aquatics are also in the 800 field of 23 swimmers.

Olympic gold medalist Bobby Finke, 22, of University of Florida and St. Petersburg, heads the men’s 800 field as top seed in 7:41.87.

Ledecky, Golding, Stoneburg and Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming are entered in the 400 freestyle. Stoneburg is also entered in the 50 freestyle. Podkoscielny and Golding are also in the 400 IM. Golding, Stoneburg and Podkoscielny are in the 100 and 200 freestyles. Podkoscielny is also in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. Stoneburg is also entered in the 1500 freestyle and 100 freestyle.

Bruno Fratus, 32, of Coral Springs Swim Club and 2020 Olympic bronze medalist, is top seed in the 50 freestyle in 21.57 and 13th seed in the 100 freestyle.

Haitian Olympian Davidson Vincent of Azura Florida Aquatics will swim the 100-meter butterfly along with Josiah Morales of PAQ and Abbas Qali of Azura. Yeziel Morales of Azura will swim the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke.

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

Powerhouse Bolles Sweeps Team Titles; Three State Records Broken; Mendez Wins Record Sixth Diving Title; SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart Wins


By Sharon Robb
STUART, November 6, 2021—In one of the fastest meets in state history, Jacksonville Bolles brought out the best in every one on a wind-chilled Saturday night at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center.

Bolles swept the team titles and raised the bar for every other team in the meet. The boys won with 574 points and girls with 370 points.

King’s Academy boys were second with 174.5, St. Andrew’s third with 165, South Florida Heat fourth with 159, NSU University School sixth with 102.5 and Pine Crest ninth with 92 points.

St. Andrew’s girls were runner-up with 238, Pine Crest third with 200, King’s Academy with 186, Cutler Bay fifth with 166 and South Florida Heat seventh with 118.

Bolles has won every boys state championship since 1988 and every girls title since 1991, and with 30 years of tradition on the line, Bolles kept the streak going. Bolles has now won a record 34 boys titles and 31 girls titles to continue as the state’s all-time high school swimming dynasty.

Unparalleled depth and relay excellence buoyed Bolles. Bolles won two girls relays and all three boys relays and won two individual girls events and five individual boys events.

In the boys competition, there were 40 automatic All-American times and 43 All-American consideration times posted. In the girls competition, there were 29 automatic All-American times and 33 All-American consideration times.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Olivia Dinehart of Cutler Bay won her first state title in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.28, an automatic All-American time. She was also third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.61, an All-American consideration time.

SOFLO’s Maddy Smutny, also of Cutler Bay, was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:54.20, an All-American consideration time.

Three state records were broken during prelims and finals.

King’s Academy’s Josh Zuchowski broke the state record in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:45.51, breaking the 2004 record of 1:46.31 set by Bradley Ally of St. Thomas Aquinas. Zuchowski also won the 100-yard backstroke in 47.29. Both were automatic All-American times.

South Florida Heat sophomore Erika Pelaez broke the state record in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.34. The previous record was 52.46 set by Clara Smiddy of South Florida Heat in 2013. Pelaez also won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.29. Both were automatic All-American times.

In prelims, Bolles’ William Heck broke his own 100-yard breaststroke record in 53.64. His 2020 state record was 53.73. He went on to win the event in 53.95.

Pine Crest senior diver Kevin Mendez took his final bow on 1-meter winning his sixth consecutive state title becoming one of the state’s most decorated athletes. Mendez won with 606.75 points ahead of teammate Allen Levitis with 490.50.

The victory gave him state records in most consecutive individual titles and most individual diving titles in state history. He broke a tie of four straight that stood for 33 years with Brian Gillooly, Gateway (Kissimmee), who won from 1990-93 and Mark Ruiz, Dr. Phillips (Orlando), 1994-97. No other swimmer or diver has won six straight titles since records were kept, dating back to the 1920s.

Pine Crest’s Julia Podkoscielny won the 200-yard individual medley in a career-best 1:59.79, an automatic All-American time. The U.S. junior national team member was the only swimmer in the field to break 2 minutes. Her previous best was 2:01.89. She was also second in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.30, an automatic All-American time.

In the most exciting relay race of the night, St. Andrew’s won the girls 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:23.46 with Aspen Gersper, Nicole Aguilar, Erin Miller and Ella Martinez ahead of Bolles in 3:23.51. Gersper also won the 100-yard butterfly in 54.02.

Kaii Winkler of South Florida Heat took seconds in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:36.78 and 100-yard freestyle in 44.00. Both were automatic All-American times.

NSU University School was second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in an All-American consideration time and school record 3:08.63 with Karl Wilson Aimable, Michele Vandenbossche, Marcelo Carrion and Max Fermayer. The relay broke an eight-year-old record.

A disqualification proved costly for the Pine Crest girls. The Panthers had their top-seeded girls’ 400-yard freestyle relay disqualified in morning prelims.

The Class 3A and 4A state meets are next Friday and Saturday.

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 370, 2. St. Andrew’s 238, 3. Pine Crest 200, 4. King’s Academy 186, 5. Cutler Bay 166, 6. PK Yonge 126, 7. South Florida Heat 118, 8. Berkeley Prep 117, 9. Holy Names 91, 10. Episcopal 81, 20. Ransom Everglades 29, 26. Westminster Academy 15, 28. Carrollton 13, 31. Coral Springs Charter 10, 35. Calvary Christian 7, 42. St. John Paul II 2, 44. North Broward Prep, Benjamin 1.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:43.95 (Katherine Meyers-Labenz, Jessica Strong, Julia Murphy, Alexandra Zorn), AA-A, 2. King’s Academy 1:44.86, AA-C, 3. Cutler Bay 1:45.08 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Nat Gembicki), AA-C, 4. St. Andrew’s 1:45.10, AA-C, 5. Pine Crest 1:45.85, AA-C.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Megan McGrath, Bolles 1:48.60, AA-A, 2. Emma Sundermeyer, FOU 1:48.98, 3. Ella Martinez, STA 1:50.14, 6. Maddy Smutny, CB 1:51.19, 7. Elena Dinehart, CB 1:51.50.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:59.79, AA-A, 2. Michaela Mattes, CM 2:00.71, AA-A, 3. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:03.61, AA-C.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 22.29, AA-A, 2. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 22.38, AA-A, 3. Lillie Nesty, PKY 23.06, AA-A, 4. Ava Fasano, KA 23.51, AA-C, 6. Isabella Chambers, PC 23.67, 7. Hanna Smith, PC 23.81, 8. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 24.12, 10. Logan Zielinski, STA 24.13, 11. Gioia Balzano, SFH 24.28, 12. Lydia Lanahan, CAL 24.37, 16. Isabella Hernandez, NB 24.72.

1-meter diving: 1. Charlotte Norman, CSNA 459.65, 2. Elle Jacobsen, HTRN 441.20, 3. Ava Anderson, PC 406.60, 4. Makenzie Blake, WA 406.00, 10. Kaeden Dunham, STA 374.90, 12. Sarah Ghadiali, PC 362.75, 14. Madison Okon, KA 342.15, 16. Sarah Napier, BEN 292.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, STA 54.02, AA-A, 2. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 54.75, AA-C, 3. Megan McGrath, BOLL 55.02, 4. Nicole Aguilar, STA 55.31, 11. Riley McCormick, CSC 57.45.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 49.10, AA-A, 2. Lillie Nesty, PKYO 49.84, AA-A, 3. Adele Sands, CARW 51.50, 4. Hanna Smith, PC 51.68, 6. Isabella Chambers, OC 52.26, 8. Logan Zielinski, STA 52.85, 9. Nat Gembicki, CB 52.08, 15. Lyda Lanahan, CAL 53.33.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michaela Mattes, CMOO 4:45.51, AA-A, 2. Maddy Smutny, CB 4:54.20, AA-C, 3. Riley Botting, PC 4:57.05, 6. Erin Miller,. STA 5:02.85, 8. Emma Herrera, KA 5:09.17, 10. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:01.85, 16. Paige Munna, KA 5:08.24.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:32.68, AA-A (Katherine Meyers-Labenz, Megan McGrath, Sabrina Lyn, Manita Sathianchokwisan), 2. King’s Academy 1:33.77, AA-A (Ava Fasano, Alyssa Bozzuto, Kiersten Munna, Julianna Bell), 3. Pine Crest 1:33.93, AA-A (Hanna Smith, Julia Podkoscielny, Isabella Chambers, Riley Botting), 4. St. Andrew’s 1:36.80, AA-C (Logan Zielinski, Nicole Aguilar, Nicole Casariego Mera, Erin Miller), 10. South Florida Heat 1:40.94, 11. Ransom Everglades 1:40.98.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 52.34, AA-A, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 53.30, AA-A, 3. Aspen Gersper, STA 54.68, AA-A, 5. Ella Martinez, STA 56.51, 7. Elena Dinehart, CB 57.21, 8. Ava Fasano, KA 57.65, 10. Kiersten Munna, KA 58.10, 15. Samantha Schoenborn, SFH 59.87.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:02.28, AA-A, 2. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 1:02.50, AA-A, 3. Jessica Strong, BOLL 1:02.57, AA-A, 4. Michaela Sierra, SFH 1:03.54, AA-C, 7. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 1:04.67, 11. Sara Linn, PC 1:05.74, 12. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.79, 13. Madison Sipowski, KA 1:06.99.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:23.46, AA-A, (Aspen Gersper, Nicole Aguilar, Erin Miller, Ella Martinez), 2. Bolles 3:23.51, AA-A, 3. South Florida Heat 3:29.44, AA-C, (Erika Pelaez, Gioia Balzano, Samantha Schoenborn, Michaela Sierra) 4. Cutler Bay 3:31.62 (Nat Gembicki, Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny), 7. King’s Academy 3:35.57, 14. Carrollton 3:49.12, 16. Coral Springs Charter 3:53.44.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 574, 2. King’s Academy 174.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 165, 4. South Florida Heat 159, 5. Trinity Prep 129.5, 6. NSU University School 102.5, 7. Edgewood 100, 8. Berkeley Prep 95, 9. Pine Crest 92, 10. Clearwater 87.5, 19. Miami Country Day 28, 23. Cutler Bay 17, 33. Doctors Charter 8, 35. Riviera Prep 4, 37. Oxbridge 2, 38. FAU High 1.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:28.28 (Carter Lancaster, William Heck, Miguel Rojas Newman, Tucker Peterson), AA-A, 2. South Florida Heat 1:31.94 (Finn Winkler, Dario Martin, Nikita Efimov, Kaii Winkler), AA-A, 3. Trinity Prep 1:35.15, 5. St. Andrew’s 1:35.33, 7. King’s Academy 1:37.96, 9. NSU University School 1:37.79, 11. Pine Crest 1:39.28, 16. Cutler Bay 1:43.41.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 1:35.90, AA-A, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 1:36.78, AA-A, 3. Stuart Higdon, MAC 1:36.91, AA-A.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:45.51, AA-A, 2. Carter Lancaster, BOLL 1:46.91, AA-A, 3. Logan Ingerick, BERK 1:49.30, AA-A, 10. Aitor Arrese-Igor, STA 1:55.53, 12. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 1:58.15.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Miguel Rojas Newman, BOLL 20.49, AA-A, 2. Andy Kravchenko, EDWD 20.53, AA-A, 3. Tyler Roberton, BERK 20.60, AA-C, 7. Kacper Rafal, STA 21.29, 8. Noah Smith, KA 21.35, 10. Noah Engstrom, KA 21.51, 11. Finn Winkler, SFH 21.54, 12. Karl Wilson Aimable, NSUS 21.62, 16. Maxim Timperman, OXB 22.12.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 606.75, 2. Allen Levitis, PC 490.50, 3. Nicholas Santiago, TRIN 416.50, 8. Ashton Jacobi, PC 322.00, 10. Oliver Dunham, STA 273.40.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Miguel Rojas Newman, BOLL 48.26, AA-A, 2. Mason Williams, FOUN 48.43, AA-A, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDY 48.59, AA-A, 5. Diego Balbi, STA 48.86, AA-A, 6. Dario Martin, SFH 48.87, AA-A, 9. Valerio Bonuglia, STA 50.38, 14. Nikita Efimov, SFH 51.62.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 43.74, AA-A, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 44.00, AA-A, 3. Tyler Roberton, BERK 44.85, AA-A, 9. Kacper Rafal, STA 46.47, 10. Max Fermayer, NSUS 46.92, 11. Michele Vandenbossche, NSUS 47.88, 16. Maxim Timperman, OXB 48.87.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Stuart Higdon, MAC 4:24.81, AA-A, 2. Kayden Lancaster, BOLL 4:27.28, AA-A, 3. Jacob Hamlin, CCBI 4:27.30, AA-A, 6. Christian Proscia, KA 4:38.00, 8. Austin Nelson, CB 4:43.19, 13. Ivan Grass, CB 4:47.11, 15. Mario Suarez, STA 4:54.76.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:20.30, AA-A, 2. South Florida Heat 1:24.22, AA-A, (Kaii Winkler, Finn Winkler, Nikita Efimov, Dario Martin), 3. King’s Academy 1:26.83 (Josh Zuchowski, Noah Engstrom, Diego Barberna, Christian Proscia), 5. St. Andrew’s 1:27.14, 8. NSU University School 1:28.74, 9. Pine Crest 1:28.41.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 47.29, AA-A, 2. Carter Lancaster, BOLL 49.10, AA-A, 3. Tucker Peterson, BOLL 49.14, AA-A, 6. Noah Smith, KA 50.76, 9. Diego Balbi, STA 51.67, 10. Finn Winkler, SFH 51.82, 13. Aitor Arrese-Igor, STA 53.45,14. Ambrus Barcsak, STA 53.61.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. William Heck, BOLL 53.95, AA-A, 2. Harrison Herrera, BOLL 54.99, AA-A, 3. Ethan Maloney, BOLL 55.55, AA-A, 4. Dario Martin, SFH 56.02, AA-C, 10. Aiden Kohanyi, SFH 58.38, 11. Nikita Efimov, SFH 58.47, 16. Pete Pokatragool, FAU 59.52.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 2:58.10 (Seth Tolentino, Carter Lancaster, Andres Dupont Cabrera, Kayden Lancaster), AA-A, 2. NSU University School 3:08.63, AA-C, (Karl Wilson Aimable, Michele Vandenbossche, Marcelo Carrion, Max Fermayer), 3. St. Andrew’s 3:09.30, 4. King’s Academy 3:10.57, 10. Pine Crest, Cuter Bay DQ.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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St. Andrew’s Scots Sweep Region 4-1A Team Titles; SOFLO’s Maddy Smutny, Olivia Dinehart Win


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, October 29, 2021—In the state’s fastest region qualifier, St. Andrew’s swept the boys and girls team titles Friday at the Region 4-1A Swimming and Diving Championships at Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Center.

The Scots won the girls’ team title with 376 points followed by Pine Crest with 369 and King’s Academy with 323 points.

The Scots won the boys’ team title with 350 points. Pine Crest was second with 319 and South Florida Heat was third with 273 points.

The 22-team field featured some of the most talented swimmers in the state including U.S. junior national team members Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest, Erika Pelaez of South Florida Heat and Josh Zuchowski of King’s Academy.

The Scots were led by girls’ individual winner Aspen Gersper in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.45 and winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Pine Crest had four individual winners with Podkoscielny in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.89; Ava Anderson in 1-meter diving; Hanna Elks Smith in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.76 and Riley Botting in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:52.97.

Pelaez was a double winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.02 and 100-yard backstroke in 54.11.

Cutler Bay had two individual champions, both South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers. Junior Maddy Smutny won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.02 and junior Olivia Dinehart won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.06.

The Scots’ boys were led by individual winner Kacper Rafael who tied King’s Academy’s Noah Engstrom in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.72. The Scots also won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:07.92.

Kaii Winkler of South Florida Heat was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:38.00 and 100-yard freestyle in 44.51. The Heat also won the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

South Florida Heat teammate Dario Martin was also a double winner in the 100-yard butterfly in 49.39 and 100-yard breaststroke in 56.58.

Zuchowski won two events in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:49.11 and 100-yard backstroke in 49.87. King’s teammate Christian Proscia won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:43.77.

Pine Crest senior diver Kevin Mendez defended his 1-meter title for his sixth crown and final opportunity to win his sixth state title.

The State 1A meet is next Saturday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart where defending champion Jacksonville Bolles is favored to win after sweeping the Region 1-1A titles. The girls and boys teams combined to win 21 events and posted several All-American time standards.

Bolles has been named No. 1 in the nation 18 times–10 for the boys and eight for the girls. The Bolles girls have won 34 state titles and boys have won 33 state titles.

A live broadcast of the state meet will be available on the NFHS Network (subscription required).

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Andrew’s 376, 2. Pine Crest 369, 3. King’s Academy 323, 4. South Florida Heat 242, 5. Cutler Bay 209, 6. tie, Ransom Everglades 106 and Coral Springs Charter, 106, 8. NSU University School 90, 9. Coral Shores 75, 10. tie, Carrollton 69 and Calvary Christian 69, 12. Miami Country Day 48.5, 13. North Broward Prep 39, 14. Oxbridge 33.5, 15. tie, Westminster Academy 30 and FAU High 30, 17. Sagemont 26, 18. St. John Paul II 17, 19. Miami LaSalle 16, 20. tie, Berean Christian, 8, and Westminster Christian 8, 22. tie, Lake Worth Christian, 4, and Cardinal Newman 4.

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:44.24, 2. King’s Academy 1:45.20, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:45.31.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 1:51.02, 2. Riley Botting, PC 1:51.13, 3. Kiersten Munna, KA 1:52.22, 4. Elena Dinehart, CB 1:52.89, 9. Nat Gembicki, CB 1:55.00, 12. Izzy Wilson, CAR 1:59.36.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:01.89, 2. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:04.91, 3. Nicole Aguilar, SA 2:05.02, 8. Sara Quintero, SAGE 2:11.81, 9. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:13.42, 22. Fiorella DiSalvo, SFH 2:24.92.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 23.02, 2. Ava Fasano, KA 23.56, 3. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 23.93, 16. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 25.42.

1-meter diving: 1. Ava Anderson, PC 467.85, 2. Kaeden Dunham, SA 432.70, 3. Makenzie Blake, WA 423.80.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.45, 2. Nicole Aguilar, SA 54.95, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 57.92, 4. Sara Quintero, SAGE 59.12, 19. Fiorella DiSalvo, SFH 1:05.53.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 51.76, 2. Isabella Chambers, PC 52.63, 3. Lydia Lanahan, CC 52.92, 6. Nat Gembicki, CB 53.19, 11. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 55.57.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 4:52.97, 2. Emma Herrera, KA 4:58.96, 3. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:01.92, 7. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:09.45, 14. Alexis Christensen, NSU 5:28.11.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:35.06, 2. Pine Crest 1:35.65, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:37.74.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 54.11, 2. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.66, 3. Julia Podkosciely, PC 55.13, 6. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.85.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:03.06, 2. Micaela Sierra, SFH 1:03.47, 3. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 1:03.75, 7. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.57.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:24.53, 2. Pine Crest 3:27.51, 3. South Florida Heat 3:29.77.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Andrew’s 350, 2. Pine Crest 319, 3. South Florida Heat 273.5, 4. King’s Academy 269.5, 5. NSU University School 226.5, 6. Cutler Bay 150, 7. Riviera Prep 96, 8. Ransom Everglades 72, 9. FAU High 70, 10. Miami Country Day 62, 11. Oxbridge 57, 12. Westminster Academy 50, 13. Calvary Christian 44, 14. Coral Shores 36, 15. Doctors Charter 33, 16. North Broward Prep 32.5, 17. Westminster Christian 31, 18. Miami LaSalle 27, 19. St. John Paul II 24, 20. Sagemont 9, 21. Cardinal Newman 4, 22. Posnack 2.

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:32.41, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:37.32, 3. King’s Academy 1:38.54.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 1:38.00, 2. Valerio Bonuglia, SA 1:44.42, 3. Ambrus Barcsak, SA 1:44.63, 10. Ivan Grass, CB 1:51.00, 11. Nicholas Pelaez, CB 1:52.12.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:49.11, 2. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SA 1:56.09, 3. Pablo Lopez Franco, LAS 1:58.38, 4. Adrian Hernandez, CB 1:59.75.

50-yard freestyle: 1. tie, Kacper Rafal, SA 21.72 and Noah Engstrom, KA 21.72, 3. tie, Finn Winkler, SFH 21.83, and Karl Wilson Aimable, NSU 21.83.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 586.25, 2. Allen Levitis, PC 518.30, 3. Ashton Jacobi, PC 346.55.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Dario Martin, SFH 49.39, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCD 49.44, 3. Diego Balbi, SA 49.69, 8. Adrian Hernandez, CB 53.97, 14. Jaden Amores, CB 56.08.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 44.51, 2. Kacper Rafal, SA 46.54, 3. Max Fermayer, NSU 48.28, 15. Alexander Miller, CB 50.42.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Christian Proscia, KA 4:43.77, 2. Austin Nelson, CB 4:45.05, 3. Ivan Grass, CB 4:51.12.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:24.52, 2. King’s Academy 1:26.97, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:27.82.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 49.87, 2. Noah Smith, KA 50.61, 3. Diego Balbi, SA 51.21, 10. Austin Nelson, CB 54.56, 11. Jaden Amores, CB 58.37.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Dario Martin, SFH 56.58, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCD 56.98, 3. Nikita Efimov, SFH 57.70, 15. Alexander Miller, CB 1:04.40.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:07.92, 2. NSU University School 3:11.14, 3. Pine Crest 3:16.34.

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