Cypress Bay Defends Titles, Captures Broward County Athletic Association Championship; Lance Lesage Breaks Only Meet Record


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, October 5, 2019—Cypress Bay owns the Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championship.

The Lightning defended their titles sweeping the boys and girls team titles Saturday night at rain-soaked Plantation Aquatic Complex.

It was the Lightning’s third consecutive boys’ team title and girls second team title in three years. Since 2013, Cypress Bay has finished first or second at the BCAA meet.

“Our swim teams have been very consistent,” Cypress Bay veteran coach John Spire said. “We have a strong feeder system that has helped us remain in the mix. I don’t know if we’ll remain on the top for years to come, but we should remain in the top three because of the nature of the school.”

Cypress Bay boys totaled 403 points. Fort Lauderdale was second with 314 and Cooper City with 289.

The girls finished with 577 points. Cooper City was runner-up with 382 points and St. Thomas Aquinas was third with 344.50.

Cypress Bay senior Luis Bucaro was a double winner. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.96 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:39.06. Both were season-best times.

Bucaro was also a member of the Lightning’s 400-yard freestyle relay that won in 3:13.49 along with Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi and Diego Machado.

Pompano Beach junior Rafael Santos was the only other boys double winner. He won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.11 and 100-yard freestyle in 46.54. Both times were season-best.

St. Thomas Aquinas junior Lance Lesage broke the only meet record. Lesage won the 100-yard backstroke in 51.73, breaking the previous mark of 52.03 set by Brandon Goldman of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2012.

Cooper City’s Tyler Flowers won the boys 1-meter diving title with 276.75 points.

Other individual champions were Patrick Doyle, Coral Glads, 200-yard individual medley, 1:55.77; Renato Herron, Plantation, 100-yard butterfly, 51.83; and Andy Rogatinsky of South Broward, 100-yard breaststroke, 58.79.

Deerfield Beach won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:41.10 and Cooper City won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:30.68 with Robert Wilson as anchor.

Cypress Bay girls were even more dominant than the boys team, sweeping all three girls relays.

The Lightning won three individual events. Nicol Bellardi won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.75; Gaby Banks won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.46; and Ellie Koch won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.39.

Other individual champions were Mallory Schleicher of Cooper City, 200-yard freestyle, 1:53.99; Giulianna Garcia of Monarch, 100-yard butterfly, 58.11; Delaney Biro of Coral Springs Charter, 100-yard freestyle, 52.67; Sarah Acevedo of Everglades, 500-yard freestyle, 5:04.11 and Molly Golding of Cooper City, 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.82

Kaitlyn Ross of St. Thomas Aquinas won the girls 1-meter diving title with 232.30 points.

Banks, Garcia, Koch, Golding, Bucaro, Lesage and Rogatinsky were repeat BCAA champions.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 577, 2. Cooper City 382, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 344.50, 4. Coral Springs Charter 278, 5. Douglas 220, 6. Cardinal Gibbons 188, 7. Coral Glades 165, 8. Pompano Beach 154, 9. Nova 140, 10. Monarch 132, 11. Fort Lauderdale 129, 12. South Broward 121, 13. West Broward 114, 14. Everglades 101, 15. Western 100.50, 16. Pembroke Pines Charter 82, 17. Taravella 63 18. Flanagan 45, 19. McArthur 28, 20. Deerfield Beach 26, 20. Coral Springs 24, 22. Piper 21, 23. South Plantation 14.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:37.08 (Ellie Koch, Ana Villamil, Jacqueline Lugo, Gaby Banks), 2. Cooper City 1:39.75, 3. Cardinal Gbbons 1:42.39.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:53.99, 2. Delaney Biro, CSC 1:54.04, 3. Paige Lane, CB 1:54.62.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:08.75, 2. Molly Gooding, CC 2:10.13, 3. Giulianna Garcia, MON 2:11.88.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.46, 2. Jemma Kelly, CB 25.09, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 25.31.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Kaitlyn Ross, STA 232.30, 2. Penelope Jacobson, DOUG 219.00, 3. Christina Hilton, PB 207.40.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Giulianna Garcia, MON 58.11, 2. Paige Lane, CB 58.19, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 59.10.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Delaney Biro, CSC 52.67, 2. Gaby Banks, CB 53.49, 3. Emily Lopez Diaz, WB 54.35.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:04.11, 2. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:04.58, 3. Nicol Bellardi, CB 5:09.81.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:40.75 (Paige Lane, Nicol Bellardi, Jacqueline Lugo, Gaby Banks), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:45.21, 3. Douglas 1:46.12.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Ellie Koch, CB 59.39, 2. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:01.51, 3. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:01.93.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Molly Golding, CC 1:06.82, 2. Samantha Trodick, NOVA 1:07.72, 3. Ana Villamil, CB 1:08.19.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 3:40.04 (Paige Lane, Elizabeth Riley, Ellie Koch, Nicol Bellardi), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:44.72, 3. Coral Springs Charter 3:46.41.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 403, 2. Fort Lauderdale 314, 3. Cooper City 289, 4. Coral Glades 259, 5. Everglades 230, 6. South Broward 207, 7. Western 201, 8. Deerfield Beach 177, 9. Pompano Beach 170, 10. St. Thomas Aquinas 156, 11. Douglas 154, 12. Taravella 150, 13. West Broward 122, 14. Pembroke Pines Charter 109, 15. Cardinal Gibbons 88, 16. Plantation 51, 17. Coral Springs 45, 18. Coral Springs Charter 34, 19. Flanagan 32, 20. Nova 26, 21. Piper 23, 22. Monarch 22, 23. South Plantation 17, 24. Northeast 4.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Deerfield Beach 1:41.10 (Brian Bencie, Ben Simonson, Emilio Barrantes, Carter Carlson), 2. Fort Lauderdale 1:41.66, 3. Cypress Bay 1:42.05.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:42.96, 2. Diego Machado, CB 1:43.63, 3. Emilio Barrantes, DB 1:46.59.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Patrick Doyle, CGL 1:55.77, 2. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 1:58.14, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 1:59.46.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 21.11, 2. Robert Wilson, CC 21.99, 3. Alex Marrero, SB 22.04.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Tyler Flowers, CC 276.75, 2. tie, Jude Waring, STA 101.50 and Brady Wampler, SB 101.50.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Renato Herron, PTTN 51.83, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 51.89, 3. Trent Albury, CGIB 52.37.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 46.54, 2. Lance Lesage STA 47.25, 3. Carter Carlson, DB 48.21.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:39.06, 2. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:45.08, 3. Brian Gonzalez, CGL 4:49.14.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cooper City 1:30.68 (Mark Zhang, Christopher Christakis, Michael Cline, Robert Wilson), 2. Deerfield Beach 1:30.77, 3. Cypress Bay 1:31.04.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Lance Lesage, STA 51.73, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 52.49, 3. Alex Marrero, SB 53.30.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 58.79, 2. Aiden Kohanyi, WES 59.29, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:00.41.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 3:13.49 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi, Luis Bucaro, Diego Machado), 2. Cooper City 3:18.57, 3. Coral Glades 3:20.27.

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

Cypress Bay Lightning Remains Undefeated, Sweeps Taravella


By Sharon Robb

WESTON, September 19, 2019–With the Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships still two weeks away, Cypress Bay is already a clear-cut favorite to defend its titles.

The Lightning has been dominating its BCAA opponents in dual and tri-meets this season including Wednesday night’s meet against Taravella at the Weston Family YMCA Pool.

Cypress Bay girls defeated Taravella, 348-148, and the boys won, 320-190. Stranahan forfeited wins to Cypress Bay and Taravella.

The girls swept all three relays and all eight individual events.

Nicol Bellardi and Ellie Koch were double winners for the Lightning.

Bellardi won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:14.54 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:27.46. Bellardi was also a member of two winning relays, the 200- and 400-yard freestyles.

Koch won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:04.81 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.58. She also led off the winning 200-yard medley relay.

The Lightning boys team was nearly as dominant winning all but two events won by double winner Juan Domecq in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke.

Philopatier Ibrahim and Luis Bucaro were Cypress Bay double winners. Ibrahim won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.81 and 100-yard butterfly in 55.55.

Bucaro won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.44 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:56.64.

COMBINED
Cypress Bay 668, Taravella 338
Cypress Bay 700, Stranahan 0
Taravella 506, Stranahan 0

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
Cypress Bay 348, Taravella 148
Cypress Bay 350, Stranahan 0
Taravella 242, Stranahan 0

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:56.04 (Ellie Koch, Patricia Perdomo, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks), 2. Cypress Bay B, 1:59.75, 3. Cypress Bay C, 2:16.33.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Jacque Lugo, CB 2:07.37, 2. Karina Manrique, CB 2:14.86, 3. Isabella Ginestra, CB 2:19.26.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:14.54, 2. Ana Villamil, CB 2:16.17, 3. Juliana Fronimakis-Liu, CB 2:30.92.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Paige Lane, CB 26.14, 2. Rianna Martin, TAR 26.70, 3. Emma Twombly, CB 27.51.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:04.81, 2. Daniela Ortiz, CB 1:11.10, 3. Mia Virto, CB 1:23.12.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Gaby Banks, CB 55.18, 2. Elizabeth Riley, CB 59.47, 3. Karina Manrique, CB 1:01.20.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Nicol Bellardi, CB 5:27.46, 2. Istana Pae, CB 6:50.89, 3. Paulina Munoz, CB 7:08.46.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:43.06 (Paige Lane, Jemma Kelly, Nicol Bellardi, Gaby Banks), 2. Cypress Bay B 1:46.88, 3. Cypress Bay C 2:04.38.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:04.58, 2. Maria Vegas, CB 1:22.00, 3. Valeria Hernandez, CB 1:30.36.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Ana Villamil, CB 1:10.13, 2. Patricia Perdomo, CB 1:13.90, 3. Juliana Fronimakis-Liu, CB 1:18.29.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 3:51.41 (Gaby Banks, Elizabeth Riley, Nicol Bellardi, Paige Lane), 2. Cypress Bay B, 3:56.68, 3. Cypress Bay C 4:41.08.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
Cypress Bay 320, Taravella 190
Cypress Bay 350, Stranahan 0
Taravella 264, Stranahan 0

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:45.36 (Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Diego Machado, Jack D’Avi), 2. Taravella A 1:46.72, 3. Cypress Bay B 1:51.82.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:51.44, 2. Isaac Paiz, CB 2:04.58, 3. Nick Pototsky, TAR 2:16.86.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:02.81, 2. Greg Trimble, TAR 2:08.08, 3. Yesh Mandava, CB 2:19.58.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Juan Domecq, TAR 23.84, 2. Darien Hategan, CB 23.98, 3. Samuel Manrique, CB 24.80.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 55.55, 2. Darion Louis-Jeune, TAR 56.49, 3. R.J. Martin, TAR 1:06.13.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Diego Machado, CB 50.65, 2. JonPaul Werra, CB 57.81, 3. Sebastian Montes, CB 1:05.74.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:56.64, 2. Greg Trimble, TAR 5:09.88, 3. Yesh Mandava, CB 5:33.18.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:35.19 (Diego Machado, Ibrahim Philopatier, Luis Bucaro, Jack D’Avi), 2. Cypress Bay B 1:35.88, 3. Taravella A 1:36.79.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:04.22, 2. Michael Sell, CB 1:16.54, 3. Julian Anton, TAR 1:33.10.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Juan Domecq, TAR 1:02.30, 2. Darion Louis-Jeune, TAR 1:08.07, 3. Samuel Manrique, CB 2:19.58.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 3:30.52 (Luis Bucaro, Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi, Diege Machado), 2. Cypress Bay B 3:39.32, 3. Cypress Bay C 3:47.90.

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

Team USA Breaks Another Junior World Record; Pine Crest’s Vale, SOFLO’s Banks Make History On Jamaica’s Mixed Relay On Day Three Of The 7th FINA World Junior Championships


By Sharon Robb

BUDAPEST, Hungary, August 22, 2019—Team USA broke another junior world relay record on Day Three of the 7th FINA World Junior Championships Thursday at the state-of-the-art Duna Arena.

The foursome of Luca Urlando (49.66), Adam Chaney (48.25), Amy Tang (54.18)and Gretchen Walsh (53.83) broke the world junior and championship records in the mixed 4×100-meter freestyle in 3:25.92. The previous record was 3:26.65 set by Canada in August 2017.

Pine Crest Swimming’s Nicholas Vale, South Florida Aquatic Club’s Gaby Banks and their Jamaican teammates continue to make history.

In another significant milestone for Jamaica’s first mixed relay at a world event, Vale, Kyle Sinclair, Emily MacDonald and Banks were 18th in the mixed 4×100-meter freestyle prelims in 3:47.04. Vale’s lead-off split was 54.27 and Banks anchor split was 59.91.

Earlier in the week, Nathaniel Thomas, Vale, Cameron Brown and Kyle Sinclair combined for its first milestone fielding the first Jamaican relay team to compete in a global event of any kind. In the men’s 4×100-meter relay, the foursome finished seventh in their heat with a time of 3:39.20 against a fast field.

Other individual champions:

Canadian Jade Hannah won another gold medal, this time in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:09.28. U.S. swimmers did not make the medal stand. Earlier in the week Hannah had won the 100-meter backstroke. She led the 200 backstroke from start to finish.

Russian Andrei Minakov won the 100-meter butterfly in 51.25. The U.S. again failed to medal in the event.

The U.S. team bounced back when Gretchen Walsh won the 100-meter freestyle in 53.74. She led from start to finish. U.S. teammate Torri Huske took the silver in 54.54.

Croatia’s Franko Grgic won the 800-meter freestyle in 7:45.92.

In other highlights:

Singapore’s Jonathan Tan, 17, broke Joseph Schooling’s 50-meter freestyle national record by 0.01 second. He finished 22.46 in his heat where he finished third.

Florida Gold Coast past and present swimmers:

33. Izaak Bastian, Bahamas, St. Andrew’s alum, Florida State, 50-meter freestyle, 23.60.

37. Rodolfo Falcon, Cuba, Azura Florida Aquatics, 800-meter freestyle, 8:34.24.

83. Luis Bucaro, Guatemala, Cypress Bay alum, TS Aquatics, 50-meter freestyle, 25.46.

Around 800 young promising swimmers ages between 15-17 (women) 14-18 (men) are competing in the six-day competition, which has produced many of today’s swimming stars.

A total of 125 National Federations are represented at Duna Arena, the venue that staged the 17th FINA World Championships in July 2017 and has been the background to many FINA high-profile competitions since then such as the FINA Champions Swim Series and Swimming World Cup.

Daily heat sessions are at 9:30 a.m while semifinals and finals are at 5:30 p.m. All sessions are being live streamed on FINAtv and daily news reports will be available on FINA website. Results are available immediately after each event on FINA website and on FINA mobile app.

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

Nordman, Urlando, Foster Win Gold For U.S.; Locals Vale, Bucaro Get In More Racing On Day Two Of The 7th FINA World Junior Championships


By Sharon Robb

BUDAPEST, Hungary, August 21, 2019—It was a good day for Team USA on Day Two of the 7th FINA World Junior Championships Wednesday at the state-of-the-art Duna Arena.

Lillie Nordmann, Luca Urlando and Carson Foster won gold medals for the U.S.

Nordmann took the lead at the 150-meter mark and went on to win the 200-meter butterfly in 2:08.24 finishing ahead of Hungary’s Blanka Berecz in 2:08.93.

Urlando dominated the men’s field to win the 200-meter freestyle in 1:46.97, just missing his best time by a half a second. Sweden’s Robin Hanson was second in 1:47.03.

Foster led from start-to-finish to win the 200-meter individual medley in a championship record 1:58.46, breaking the previous record by .57. Canadian Finlay Knox was second in 1:59.44.

Other individual champions were:

Italy’s Tomas Ceccon won the 100-meter backstroke in a championship record 53.46 ahead of Russian Nikolay Zuev in 53.50.

Italian teammate and event favorite Benedetta Pilato won the 50-meter breaststroke in 30.60. She led from start-to-finish.

Swimming in Lane 7, Russian Vladislav Gerasimenko won the 100-meter breaststroke in 59.97, the only swimmer in the final to break 1 minute.

Canadian Jade Hannah won the 100-meter backstroke in 59.63. She was the only sub-minute backstroke in prelims, semis and finals.

Aussie Lani Pallister pulled away from the field early to win the 800-meter freestyle in a championship record 8:22.49.

The U.S. mixed 4×100-meter medley relay team had no trouble winning the gold in a junior world and championship reord 3:44.84. Relay members were Will Grant, Josh Matheny, Torri Huske and Gretchen Walsh. Russia was a distant second in 3:48.06.

Florida Gold Coast past and present swimmers:

Jamaica’s Nicholas Vale of Pine Crest Swimming was 49th in the 100-meter butterfly in 57.71. He was also 66th in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:02.91.

Guatemala’s Luis Bucaro (Cypress Bay/TS Aquatics) was 49th in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:57.09.

Around 800 young promising swimmers ages between 15-17 (women) 14-18 (men) are competing in the six-day competition, which has produced many of today’s swimming stars.

A total of 125 National Federations are represented in the state-of-the-art Duna Arena, the venue that staged the 17th FINA World Championships in July 2017 and has been the background to many FINA high-profile competitions since then such as the FINA Champions Swim Series and Swimming World Cup.

Daily heat sessions are at 9:30 a.m while semifinals and finals are at 5:30 p.m. All sessions are being live streamed on FINAtv and daily news reports will be available on FINA website. Results are available immediately after each event on FINA website and on FINA mobile app.

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

U.S. Relay Breaks First World Record On Day One Of The 7th FINA World Junior Championships; Pine Crest’s Vale Makes History


By Sharon Robb

BUDAPEST, Hungary, August 20, 2019—The U.S. men’s team broke the junior world record in the 4×100-meter freestyle Tuesday on opening night of the 7th FINA World Junior Championships at Duna Arena.

The foursome of Jake Magahey (49.51), Luca Urlando (48.73), Adam Chaney (48.64) and Carson Foster (48.92) won in 3:15.80, bettering the previous record by 1.16 seconds. It was also a championship record. Russia was second in 3:16.26 and Italy was third in 3:16.29.

Other individual champions were:

Hungary’s hometown favorite Gabor Zombori, 16, won the 400-meter freestyle in a championship record 3:46.06.

Spain’s Alba Ruiz Vasquez, sixth at the back-to-breast turn, won the 400-meter individual medley in a world junior and championship record 4:38.53. The previous record was 4:39.01. American Isabel Gormley was second in 4:39.15.

The U.S. won the 4×200-meter freestyle relay in 7:55.49. Winning relay members were Lillie Nordmann, Erin Gemmell, Justina Kozan and Claire Tuggle.

Pine Crest Swimming’s Nicholas Vale of Jamaica got in two races on opening day and made history as the first Jamaican to compete in the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.

Vale was 57th in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:16.02. He also swam third leg on Jamaica’s 4×100 freestyle relay that was 15th in 3:39.20.

Bahamian Izaak Bastian of Florida State and St. Andrew’s alum, was 14th in the 100-meter breaststroke prelims in 1:02.55 but failed to get out of semifinals, placing 11th in 1:01.99.

Other Florida Gold Coast past and present swimmers:

50. Luis Bucaro, Guatemala, Cypress Bay/TS Aquatics, 400-meter freestyle, 4:09.81.

Around 800 young promising swimmers ages between 15-17 (women) 14-18 (men) are competing in the six-day competition, which has produced many of today’s swimming stars.

A total of 125 National Federations are represented in the state-of-the-art Duna Arena, the venue that staged the 17th FINA World Championships in July 2017 and has been the background to many FINA high-profile competitions since then such as the FINA Champions Swim Series and Swimming World Cup.

Daily heat sessions are at 9:30 a.m while semifinals and finals are at 5:30 p.m. All sessions are being live streamed on FINAtv and daily news reports will be available on FINA website. Results are available immediately after each event on FINA website and on FINA mobile app.

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

SOFLO’s Gaby Banks, Pine Crest’s Nicholas Vale Will Compete For Jamaica In FINA World Junior Championships That Begin Tuesday


By Sharon Robb

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, August 19, 2019—Gaby Banks of South Florida Aquatic Club and Nicholas Vale of Pine Crest Swimming are among Jamaica’s eight-swimmer contingent in the seventh FINA World Junior Swimming Championships that begin Tuesday.

The six-day meet will feature the world’s best under-18 swimmers competing at the state-of-the-art Danube Arena.

Banks, 16, will compete in four events: 50-meter freestyle (26.65), 200-meter freestyle (2:15.05), 50-meter backstroke (34.29) and 200-meter individual medley.

Banks will be a senior at Cypress Bay High School when the swim season begins.

Vale will compete in five events: 100-meter freestyle (53.87); 200-meter freestyle (1:57.03); 400-meter freestyle (4:14.61); 50-meter butterfly (25.41); and 100-meter butterfly (57.95).

Vale, 18, will be a freshman at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Other past and present Florida Gold Coast swimmers competing are:

Izaak Bastian, Bahamas, St. Andrew’s alum: 50-meter freestyle (23.18); 50-meter breaststroke (28.20); 100-meter breaststroke (1:02.41); and 200-meter breaststroke (2:18.03).

Rodolfo Falcon, Cuba, Azura: 400-meter freestyle (4:06.27); 800-meter freestyle (8:24.40); and 1500-meter freestyle (16:00.80).

Luis Bucaro, Guatemale, Cypress Bay/TS Aquatics: 50-meter freestyle (26.24); 100-meter freestyle (55.01); 200-meter freestyle (1:57.84); and 400-meter freestyle (4:10.61).

Alex Joachim, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Azura: 50-meter freestyle (26.08); 100-meter freestyle (54.96); 50-meter backstroke (29.35); 50-meter breaststroke (31.44); 200-meter breaststroke (NTA); 50-meter butterfly (NTA); 100-meter butterfly (NTA); and 200-meter butterfly (2:18.15).

The U.S. team features 45 talented swimmers from 39 clubs across 19 different states.

Emerging talents such as U.S. National Team members Luca Urlando (Sacramento, California./DART Swimming) and Chase Travis (Warren, N.J./Somerset Valley YMCA) will look to showcase their talents on the world stage. Urlando and National Junior Team teammate Carson Foster (Montgomery, Ohio/Mason Manta Rays) will have the largest schedule of events competing in five races each.

“As we look at the teams we put together, we see swimmers that are already close to or breaking world junior records,” Team USA men’s head coach Billy Doughty said. “The youth coming up through United States swimming is pretty exciting.”

Added Team USA women’s head coach Crystal Keelan: “There’s a lot of fast kids out there, but some of the swims [by junior athletes] have been a little bit shocking and pretty exciting. We’re looking forward to seeing what they can do in international competition against the world’s best.”

TOP SEEDS:

MEN: 50 Free: David Curtiss, USA, 22.25; 100 Free: Andrei Minakov, RUS, 48.50; 200 Free: Luca Urlando, USA, 1:46.51; 400 Free: Jake Mitchell, USA, 3:48.09; 800 Free: Aleksandr Egorov, RUS, 7:52.04; 1500 Free: Franko Grgic, CRO, 14:56.55; 50 Back: Thomas Ceccon, ITA, 25.16; 100 Back: Thomas Ceccon, ITA, 53.60; 200 Back: Jan Cejka, CZE, 1:57.51; 50 Breast: Vladislav Gerasimenko, RUS, 27.77; 100 Breast: Alexander Zhigalov, RUS, 1:00.75; 200 Breast: Shoma Sato, JPN, 2:09.42; 50 Fly: Thomas Ceccon, ITA, 23.46; 100 Fly: Andrei Minakov, RUS, 50.83; 200 Fly: Luca Urlando, USA, 1:53.84; 200 IM: Carson Foster, USA, 1:58.69; 400 IM: Carson Foster, USA, 4:13.39; 4×100 free: Russia, 3:18.11; 4×200 free: United States, 7:16.42; 4×100 medley: Russia, 3:35.17.

WOMEN: 50 Free: Gretchen Walsh, USA, 24.85; 100 Free: Gretchen Walsh, USA, 54.13; 200 Free: Claire Tuggle, USA, 1:58.21; 400 Free: Lani Pallister, AUS, 4:06.57; 800 Free: Lani Pallister, AUS, 8:25.66; 1500 Free: Lani Pallister, AUS, 16:06.84; 50 Back: Daria Vaskina, RUS, 27.51; 100 Back: Daria Vaskina, RUS, 59.46; 200 Back: Rye Ulett, USA, 2:09.70; 50 Breast: Benedetta Pilato, ITA, 29.98; 100 Breast: Kayla van der Merwe, GBR, 1:07.12; 200 Breast: Evgeniia Chikunova, RUS, 2:21.07; 50 Fly: Anastasiya Shkurdai, BLR, 25.87; 100 Fly: Anastasiya Shkurdai, BLR, 57.39; 200 Fly: Lillie Nordmann, USA, 2:07.43; 200 IM: Anastasia Gorbenko, ISR, 2:11.92; 400 IM: Alba Vazques Ruiz, ESP, 4:40.64; 4×100 free: United States, 3:40.20; 4×200 free: China, 7:52.30; 4×100 medley: Russia, 4:01.83.

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

Cypress Bay Sweeps Coral Springs, South Broward, Ready To Defend BCAA Titles


By Sharon Robb

HOLLYWOOD, September 25, 2018—Defending champion Cypress Bay tuned up for Saturday’s Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships with one-sided victories over Coral Springs and South Broward Monday at the Bulldogs pool.

The Lightning girls team defeated Coral Springs, 82-12 and South Broward, 77-17. Host South Broward edged Coral Springs, 49-45.

Cypress Bay swept all three girls relays and won seven of eight individual events.

Among individual winners were sophomore Paige Lane in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.30, junior Jacqueline Lugo in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:04.36 and senior Daniela Kim in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.24.

The boys’ team defeated South Broward, 67-25, and Coral Springs 72-18. South Broward defeated Coral Springs, 56-36.

Cypress Bay won the boys 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Luis Bucaro won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.71 and Diego Machado won the 100-yard freestyle in 52.61.

South Broward’s Andy Rogatinsky won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.53 and second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.61.

GIRLS
Cypress Bay 82, Coral Springs 12
Cypress Bay 77, South Broward 17
South Broward 49, Coral Springs 45

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:55.55 (Ellie Koch, Daniela Kim, Elizabeth Riley, Gaby Banks), 2. Cypress Bay B 2:02.43, 3. Coral Springs 2:03.92.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 1:59.30, 2. Allyson Modrak, CB 2:25.87, 3. Nathalia Martinez, CB 2:26.46.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Lauren Sugho, CS 2:19.35, 2. Gaby Banks, CB 2:23.64, 3. Andrea Toledano, CB 2:23.87.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Jemma Kelly, CB 26.17, 2. Emily Lopez Diaz, CB 26.28, 3. Mikaela MacKenzie, SB 27.31.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 1:04.36, 2. Alesia Vazquez-Quiroga, CB 1:06.39, 3. Alexandra Ruiz, SB 1:11.60.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Elizabeth Riley, CB 58.73, 2. Victoria Bruno, SB 1:00.65, 3. Mikaela MacKenzie, SB 1:04.30.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Ashlynn Amon, CB 5:43.43, 2. Anastacia Van Gent, CB 6:36.66, 3. Riya Girish, CB 7:23.91.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:45.20 (Paige Lane, Jacqueline Lugo, Gaby Banks, Emily Diaz Lopez), 2. Cypress Bay B 1:47.23, 3. South Broward 2:06.39.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:04.83, 2. Andrea Toledano, CB 1:09.56, 3. Madison Wyche, SB 1:23.53.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Daniela Kim, CB 1:08.24, 2. Marianna Serrao, CB 1:18.91, 3. Karina Umana, SB 1:33.28

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:59.04 A (Marianna Serrao, Daniela Kim, Emily Lopez Diaz, Ellie Koch), 2. Cypress Bay B 3:51.67, 3. Cypress Bay C 4:06.58.

BOYS
Cypress Bay 67, South Broward 25
Cypress Bay 72, Coral Springs 18
South Broward 56, Coral Springs 36

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Broward 1:43.69, 2. Cypress Bay A 1:45.33, 3. Cypress Bay B 1:45.81.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:51.71, 2. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 1:54.61, 3. Justin Whitaker, SB 2:04.72.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:03.78, 2. Jason Rosenberg, CB 2:20.47, 3. Christian Arbelo, SB 2:23.04.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Juan Rosas, CB 23.28, 2. Sebastian Santiago, SB 24.06, 3. Danyil Kovalov, SB 24.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Yeshwanth Mandava, CB 58.14, 2. Justin Whitaker, SB 1:07.82, 3. Ishola Adefunmi, SB 1:10.57.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Diego Machado, CB 52.61, 2. Ethan Daniels, CB 55.32, 3. AJ Lopez, SB 55.46.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Max Miller, CB 5:00.43, 2. Tom Liraz, CB 5:08.43, 3. Isaac Paiz, CB 5:35.58.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:34.32 (Maxwell Miller, Luis Bucaro, Jack D’Avi, Diego Machado), 2. Cypress Bay B 1:35.18, 3. South Broward 1:41.40.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:01.21, 2. Kobe Noraton, SB 1:05.12, 3. Patrick Loeber, CB 1:23.21.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 1:01.53, 2. Santiago Homes, CB 1:08.25, 3. Jason Rosenberg, CB 1:09.72.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 3:28.38 (Diego Machado, Maxwell Miller, Jack D’Avi, Luis Bucaro), 2. Cypress Bay 3:29.83, 3. Cypress Bay 3:36.96.

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