Cutler Bay Girls, Ransom Everglades Boys Win District 12-1A Team Titles; SOFLO Swimmers Dominate


By Sharon Robb
MIAMI, November 1, 2022—Cutler Bay girls and Ransom Everglades boys swept the team titles at the District 12-1A Swimming and Diving Championships at host Ransom Everglades.

Cutler Bay, with two relay wins and four individual wins, won the girls team titles with 464 points. Ransom Everglades was second with 337 and Carrollton was third with 292.

Ransom Everglades, with one relay and one individual win, won the boys team title with 413 points. Cutler Bay was runner-up with 351.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers Maddie Smutny, Izzy Wilson, Olivia Dinehart, Sophia Grubbs, Natalie Gembicki, Katelyn Gembicki, Elena Dinehart, Lydia Smutny, Jenesys Amores, Austin Nelson, Nicholas Pelaez and Jaden Amores all had top three finishes in individual events and relays.

Cutler Bay senior Olivia Dinehart won the 200-yard individual medley n 2:12.74 and was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.47. She was also a membe of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Teammate Maddie Smutny was a double winner in the 200 yard freestyle in 1:56.53 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:12.79.

Elena Dinehat won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.60.

Austin Nelson won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:55.82 and was a member of two winning relays. He was third in the 100 backstroke in 57.05.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES

  1. Cutler Bay 464, 2. Ransom Everglades 337, 3. Carrollton 292, 4. Coral Shores 257, 5. Miami Country Day 204, 6. Westminster Christian 128, 7. Immaculata LaSalle 117, 8. Doral Upper Charter 56, 9. Riviera Prep 51, 10. Doctors Charter 34, 11. Keys Gate Charter 24.

GIRLS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:51.58 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Natalie Gembicki) 2. Ransom 1:59.19, 3. Carrollton 2:00.07 (Izzy Wilson, Alexandra DeAngulo, Katia Alonso, Mila Fanjul.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maddie Smutny, CB 1:56.53, 2. Corley Smith, COSH 1:58.09, 3. Izzy Wilson, CAR 2:02.83.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:12.74, 2, Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:14.68, 3. Abbie Sargent, COSH 2:17.21.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Hannah Webb, MC 24.87, 2. Natalie Gembicki, CB 25.18, 3. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 25.49.

1-meter diving: 1. Nicolette Xydas, CAR 363.60.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kiera Rampersad, RANS 57.16, 2. Elena Dinehart, CB 59.47, 3. Alexandra De Angulo, CAR 1:01.49.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Hannah Webb, MC 53.86, 2. Natalie Gembicki, CB 54.18, 3. Marcella Orlandini, ILAS 56.31.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Maddie Smutny, CB 5:12.79, 2. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:14.76, 3. Corley Smith, COSH 5:16.48.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Coral Shores 1:43.26, 2. Cutler Bay 1:44.89 (Sophia Grubbs, Lydia Smutny, Elise Dinehart, Katelyn Gembicki), 3. Miami Country Day 1:48.06.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Elena Dinehart, CB 1:00.60, 2. Jenesys Amores, CB 1:03.40, 3. Tembleque Sanchez, RANS 1:06.44.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Kiera Rampersad, RANS 1:06.40, 2. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:06.47, 3. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:08.21.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay 3:43.73 (Elena Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Natalie Gembicki, Olivia Dinehart), 2. Coral Shores 3:50.12, 3. Ransom Everglades 3:50.17.

BOYS TEAM SCORES

  1. Ransom Everglades 413, 2. Cutler Bay 351, 3. Miami Country Day 236, 4. Immaculata LaSalle 221, 5. Riviera Prep 173, 6. Westminster Christian 157, 7. Coral Shores 108, 8. Doral Upper Charter 70, 9. Doctors Charter 64, 10. Keys Gate Charter 53, 11. Sports Leadership Academy 41, 12. Cushman 38.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Immaculata LaSalle 1:43.75, 2. Cutler Bay (Austin Nelson, Nicolai Ross, Jaden Amores, Nicholas Pelaez), 3. Miami Country Day 1:47.35.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Ethan Sullivan, RANS 1:53.56, 2. Julian Lozano, RIV 1:53.64, 3. Lucas Franchak, ILAS 1:54.55.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Pablo Lopez Franco, ILAS 2:01.18, 2. Lucas Young, ILAS 2:01.97, 3. Alec Garcia-Caceres, RANS 2:09.70.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Evan Wilson, DR 22.00, 2. Julien Morel, CMSC 22.39, 3. Mario Solorzano, WC 22.95.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Dylan Smiley, MC 49.70, 2. Nohan Gomez, RANS 54.04, 3. Jaden Amores, CB 55.03.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Julien Morel, CM 49.91, 2. Mario Solorzano, WC 50.44, 3. Victor Perez, RANS 52.86.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Austin Nelson, CB 4:55.82, 2. Ethan Sullivan, RANS 5:03.91, 3. Santiago Lozano, RIV 5:07.32.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Ransom 1:34.50, 2. Immaculata 1:35.29, 3. Miami Country Day 1:36.27.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Pablo Lopez Franco, ILAS 54.24, 2. Nohan Gomez, RAN 55.19, 3. Austin Nelson, CB 57.05.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Dylan Smiley, MC 56.36, 2. Lucas Young, ILAS 59.28, 3. Evan Wilson, DRCH 1:01.30.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay 3:26.49 (Nicholas Pelaez, Jaden Amores, Nicolai Ross, Austin Nelson), 2. Ransom 3:26.77, 3. Westminster Christian 3:59.26.

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

SOFLO’S Smutny, Schleicher Named USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans


By Sharon Robb
COLORADO SPRINGS, October 21, 2022—Maddie Smutny and Mallory Schleicher were among thirteen Florida Gold Coast swimmers named to the 2021-22 USA Swimming Scholastic All-American team.

Smutny and Schleicher are joined by Aitor Arrese-Igor, Aspen Gersper and Maximilian zum Tobel of St. Andrew’s, Riley Botting and Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest, Dylan Felt of Swim Fort Lauderdale, Giulian Martin of Hurricane Aquatics, Erika Pelaez of Eagle Aquatics, Dylan Smiley of Miami Country Day, Heidi Smithwick of Jupiter Dragons and Zarek Wilson of TS Aquatics.

The lists consist of 1,281 athletes, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who maintained a minimum 3.5 grade point average (GPA) and met any of the competition criteria during the qualifying period of September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022.

The 595 girls and 686 boys were led by Katie Grimes (Las Vegas, Nevada/Sandpipers of Nevada), Erin Gemmell (Pontomac, Maryland/Nations Capital Swim Club) and Baylor Nelson (Huntersville, North Carolina/SwimMAC Carolina), the only athletes who earned perfect scores due to being an event champion and maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Grimes earned her championship in the 10K at the Open Water National Championships, Gemmell in the 400 freestyle at the Phillips 66 National Championships and Nelson in the 200 IM at the 2021 U.S. Open.

Eleven athletes with disabilities earned the honor, marking the second year where athletes with disabilities can qualify for this program. Five open water athletes are also included among this year’s honorees.

North Carolina Swimming led all Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) in Scholastic All-America selections this year with 99 athletes. The top-two clubs with individual athletes receiving this honor, SwimMAC Carolina (28 athletes) and TAT Titans (24 athletes), both came from North Carolina.

Athletes by zone: Southern, 397; Eastern, 314; Western, 301 and Central, 268.

Athletes by grade: freshmen, 116; sophomores, 331; juniors, 468 and seniors 316.

All athletes will receive certificates and a bag tag. Three- and four-time honorees will receive a special gift. All awards will be shipped this fall.

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

Cutler Bay Girls, Belen Jesuit Boys Win Belen Jesuit Invitational; SOFLO Swimmers Shine, Break Meet Records


MIAMI, October 15, 2022—Cutler Bay girls and host Miami Belen Jesuit boys won the the team titles at the Belen Jesuit Invitational Friday at Gian Zumpano Aquatic Center.

Cutler Bay swept all three relays and won seven individual events to total 175 points. Gulliver Prep was runner-up with 104.

All seven individual events were won by South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers.

Maddie Smutny and Olivia Dinehart were double winners for Cutler Bay.

Smutny won the 200-yard freestyle in a meet record 1:55.22 and 500-yard freestyle in a meet record 5:06.48.

Dinehart won the 200-yard individual medley in a meet record 2:07.92 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.29, also a meet record.

Other Cutler Bay individual winners were: Katelyn Gembicki, 50-yard freestyle, meet record 25.11; Natalie Gembicki, 100-yard freestyle, 53.76, meet record; and Elena Dinehart, 100-yard backstroke, 58.89, meet record.

Belen Jesuit, led by individual winner Ernie Cabrera and two relay wins, won the boys title with 127.5 points. Ransom Everglades was second with 77.

SOFLO’s Jaden Amores of Cutler Bay won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.10.

Indiana University commit Dylan Smiley of Miami Country Day was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in a meet record 1:46.51 and 100-yard backstroke in 54.50, another meet record.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES

  1. Cutler Bay 175, 2. Gulliver Prep 104, 3. tie, Ransom Everglades, Carrollton, 59, 5. Archbishop McCarthy 34, 6. Miami Country Day 28, 7. tie, Terra, Our Lady of Lourdes 20, 9. Immaculata-LaSalle 17, 10. Westminster Christian 2.

GIRLS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:49.94, meet record, 2. Gulliver Prep 1:53.56, meet record, 3. Carrollton 2:00.38.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maddie Smutny, CB 1:55.22, meet record, 2. Natalie Gembicki, CB 1:56.45, meet record, 3. Corina Wong, OLL 2:00.18, meet record, 4. Izzy Wilson, CAR 2:01.25, meet record.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:07.92, meet record, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 2:10.70, meet record, 3. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:14.52, meet record.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 25.11, meet record, 2. Cassandra Kraft, GP 25.33, meet record, 3. Makalia Blanchard, ABM 26.41.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kiera Rampersad, RANS 57.65, meet record, 2. Elena Dinehart, CB 58.27, meet record, 3. Hannah Webb, MCD 1:00.29, meet record.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Natalie Gembicki, CB 53.76, meet record, 2. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 55.88, meet record, 3. Cassandra Kraft. GP 56.53.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:06.48, meet record, 2. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:15.05, meet record, 3. Corina Wong, OLL 5:21.59, 4. Jenesys Amores, CB 5:26.60.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:45.75, meet record, 2. Gulliver Prep 1:48.04, 3. Miami Country Day 1:51.61.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Elena Dinehart, CB 58.89, meet record, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 1:00.64, meet record, 3. Jenesys Amores, CB 1:04.26, meet record.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:06.29, meet record, 2. Kiera Rampesad, RANS 1:08.59, meet record, 3. Reese Rosenthal, GP 1:10.28, meet record.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay A 3:37.10, meet record, 2. Gulliver Prep 3:48.74, 3. Carrollton 3:53.39.

BOYS TEAM SCORES

  1. Belen Jesuit 127.5, 2. Ransom Everglades 77, 3. Gulliver Prep 72, 4. Columbus 48, 5. Cutler Bay 45, 6. Miami Country Day 29.5, 7. Terra 29, 8. Immaculata-La Salle 27.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:46.80, 2. Belen Jesuit 1:47.94, 3. Columbus 1:49.53.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 1:46.51, meet record, 2. Jonathan Lozano, MATR 1:50.51, meet record, 3. Lucas Franchak, ILAS 1:55.44, meet record.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Jaden Amores, CB 2:05.10, 2. Pablo Lopez Franco, ILAS 2:06.61, 3. Juanfra Gudino, GP 2:07.12.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Mario Solorzano, WC 22.70, meet record, 2. Daniel Preston, GP 23.34, 3. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 23.62.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Nohan Gomez, RANS 54.79, meet record, 2. Jaden Amores, CB 55.04, meet record, 3. Lucas Franchak, ILAS 56.156, meet record.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Ernie Cabrera, BJ 51.03, 2. Jose Morales, BJ 52.27, 3. Victor Perez, RANS 52.78.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Jonathan Lozano, MATR 4:57.23, meet record, 2. Nicholas Pelaez, CB 5:05.51, 3. Santiago Lozano, RP 5:07.46.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Belen Jesuit A 1:35.05, 2. Ransom 1:35.17, 3. Belen Jesuit B 1:38.38.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 54.50, meet record, 2. Nohan Gomez, RANS 57.73, meet record, 3. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 58.10, meet record.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Juanfra Gudino, GP 1:04.56, 2. Michael Grenier, CC 1:05.85, 3. Anthony Lander, TERR 1:07.16.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Belen Jesuit 3:28.44, 2. Gulliver Prep 3:29.95, 3. Ransom 3:31.08.

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

Olivia Dinehart, Juan Vallmitjana Lead SOFLO In Final Session Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 2, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club finished up a solid weekend of racing at Session Five of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Olivia Dinehart, 17, and Juan Vallmitjana, 13, were double winners.

Dinehart won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:00.55 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:16.56. She finished with three firsts, one third and one sixth place.

Vallmitjana won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:04.93, dropping 3.92 seconds off his previous best, and 500-yard freestyle in 4:46.19. He was also second in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:04.18, dropping 5.79. He finished with three wins, three seconds and one third place.

Other SOFLO winners were:
Elena Dinehart, 17, 200-yard butterfly, 2:10.17.
Maddie Smutny, 17, 500-yard freestyle, 5:06.16.
Julio Horrego, 23, 100-yard individual medley, 49.93.
Ricardo Roche, 22, 500-yard freestyle, 4:49.43.

In one of the more exciting races, Roche outlasted teammate Manuel Melendez in the 500-yard freestyle, 4:49.43-4:50.93.

Among some of the more impressive time drops were:
Sarah Vasquez, 200 butterfly, 7.45 drop.
Joshua Menezes, 200 butterfly, 16.98.
Mason Jimenez, 200 butterfly, 7.81.
Connor Jimenez, 200 butterfly, 10.89.
Abraham Penaloza, 200 butterfly, 4.33.
Luciano Gonzalez, 100 IM, 6.30.
Manuel Melendez, 500 freestyle, 20.42.
Felix Gonzalez, 500 freestyle, 5.44.

SOFLO had 174 (91 girls and 83 boys), from 10-and-unders to 15-and-overs compete in 879 individual events.

Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field were Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team, Hialeah Swim Club and Speed World Swimming. It was one of the most competitive fields assembled for the meet.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS
200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:05.21, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:13.59, 3. Lydia Smutny, SOFLO 2:23.03; SOFLO: 5. Amanda Grubbs 2:24.10, 6. Sarah Vasquez 2:26.07, time drop 7.45, 7. Sofia Lugo 2:27.15, 9. Tania Mantilla 2:28.76.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:10.17, 2. Samira Zambrano, MWA 2:10.58, 3. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 2:11.66; SOFLO: 4. Gabriella DeLuna 2:13.84, 5. Natalie Gembicki 2:13.94, 6. Olivia Dinehart 2:14.16, 8. Ana Villamil 2:16.90, time drop 1.30, 9. Sophia Grubbs 2:19.60, 10. Gabriela Avila 2:21.91.

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:09.12, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:13.56, 3. Carley Kaplan, UN 2:19.13; SOFLO: 6. Lydia Smutny 2:26.43, 10. Elise Dinehart 2:28.24.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:10.69, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:12.22, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:14.38; SOFLO: 4. Maddie Smutny 2:14.16, 5. Gabriella DeLuna 2:15.98, 6. Natalie Gembicki 2:17.34, 7. Sophia Grubbs 2:17.69, 9. Mariann Catalasan 2:21.25, 10. Izzy Wilson 2:24.15.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 1:06.73, 2. Sara Mendoza, MWA 1:07.73, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:07.98, time drop 0.15; SOFLO: 4. Lydia Smutny 1:08.91, time drop 2.33, 5. Amanda Grubbs 1:09.10, 6. Tania Mantilla 1:09.18, 9. Elise Dinehart 1:10.40, 10. Ainsley Miller 1:10.76.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:00.55, 2. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 1:00.68, 3. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 1:02.39; SOFLO: 4. Sophia Grubbs 1:03.07, 5. Maddie Smutny 1:03.33, 6. Elena Dinehart 1:03.57, 8. Sofia Hernandez 1:07.26, time drop 2.16, 9. Sabrina Osorio 1:07.75.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 5:02.05, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 5:18.54, 3. Carley Kaplan, UN 5:27.75; SOFLO: 5. Amanda Grubbs 5:34.82, 7. Elise Dinehart 5:38.53, 8. Tania Mantilla 5:39.29, 9. Lydia Smutny 5:42.14.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 5:06.16, 2. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 5:15.45, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 5:16.56; SOFLO: 4. Izzy Wilson 5:17.08, 5. Gabriella DeLuna 5:18.30, 7. Elena Dinehart 5:22.28, 9. Ana Villamil, 5:33.27, time drop 8.02, 10. Mariann Catalasan 5:34.27.

BOY
200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 2:02.10, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:04.18, time drop 5.79, 3. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 2:10.80; SOFLO: 4. Joshua Menezes 2:15.15, time drop 16.98, 6. Mason Jimenez 2:19.22, time drop 7.81, 8. Connor Jimenez 2:20.38, time drop 10.89, 9. Abraham Penaloza 2:22.63, time drop 4.33.
15-and-over, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 1:53.37, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 1:54.78, 3. Nikita Efimov, OSC 1:58.64; SOFLO: 5. Wisthon Rendon 1:59.28, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:00.98, 10. Javier Colmenares 2:02.75.

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:04.93, time drop 3.92, 2. Jesus Linares, MAC 2:10.93, 3. Mason Jimenez, SOFLO 2:13.11, time drop 2.31; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 2:14.49, time drop 3.65, 5. Joshua Menezes 2:15.19, time drop 0.73, 8. Maximiliano Remmele 2:16.32, time drop 1.60, 10. Abraham Penaloza 2:19.46, time drop 3.30.
15-and-over, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 1:56.76, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 1:58.22, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:58.27; SOFLO: 6. Wisthon Rendon 2:00.96.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Jesus Linares, MAC 1:01.05, 2. Jorvir Tigrero, HSC 1:01.22, 3. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 1:02.25; SOFLO: 7. Justin Campos 1:05.77, time drop 4.72, 10. Kenny Paas 1:06.82, time drop 3.08.
15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 49.93, 2. Luciano Gonzalez, SOFLO 51.71, time drop 6.30, 3. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 53.43, time drop 1.52; SOFLO: 6. Ricardo Roche 54.42, 7. Stephen Kim 55.94, 9. Alejandro Mateus 57.14, 10. Zackary Harris 57.74.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 4:46.19, 2. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 4:59.87, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 5:03.28; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 5:12.85, 5. Maximiliano Remmele 5:28.30, time drop 0.72, 6. Connor Jimenez 5:29.61, time drop 0.45, 7. Joshua Menezes 5:30.68, time drop 3.17, 8. Ryan Harries 5:30.93, time drop 4.53.
15-and-over, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:49.43, 2. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 4:50.93, time drop 20.42, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, UN 4:51.01; SOFLO: 6. Felix Gonzalez 4:52.70, time drop 5.44, 8. Hashan Ekanayake 4:56.63, 9. Wisthon Rendon 4:57.01, 10. Javier Colmenares 5:00.58.

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

Elena Dinehart, Julio Horrego Lead SOFLO At Session Three Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 1, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers finished out the day on a successful note at Session Three of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Elena Dinehart, 17, and Julio Horrego, 23, were double winners.

Dinehart won the 15-and-over 200-yard backstroke in 2:07.67 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:40.60.

Horrego, a 2020 Honduran Olympian, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 1:58.54 and 100-yard freestyle in 45.68.

Other SOFLO winners were:
Juan Vallmitjana, 13, in the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:19.31, dropping 9.56 seconds off his previous best. He was also second in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:04.84, dropping 9.30 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2:24.46, dropping 8.36. He dropped a total of 26.22 seconds in three events.

Ricardo Roche, 22, won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:51.92.

Ana Villamil, 17, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:30.28. She also had a 4.25 drop in her 200 backstroke.

Maddie Smutny, 17, won the 100-yard freestyle in 53.87.

Several SOFLO swimmers had impressive time drops including Sarah Bedoya, 200 backstroke, 5.24; Sofia Lugo, 400 IM, 4.03; Maximiliano Remmele, 200 backstroke, 10.59, 200 breaststroke, 12.87 and 400 IM 13.41; Connor Jimenez, 200 backstroke, 12.15 and 200 breaststroke, 8.95; Mason Jimenez, 200 backstroke, 14.57, 200 breaststroke, 8.92 and 400 IM 19.70; Abraham Penaloza, 200 breaststroke, 7.84; Ryan Harries, 200 breaststroke, 9.16; and Joshua Menezes, 400 IM, 5.55

The three-day meet concludes Sunday with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events.

Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team, Hialeah Swim Club and Speed World Swimming. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS
200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:12.59, 2. Carley Kaplan, UN 2:16.37, 3. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:19.40; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Bedoya 2:21.22, time drop 5.24, 5. Lydia Smutny 2:24.38, time drop 0.47, 6. Sarah Vasquez 2:24.69, 7. Sofia Lugo 2:24.78, 10. Amelie Bicerne 2:27.75.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:07.67, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:10.96, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:15.21; SOFLO: 4. Maddie Smutny 2:15.91, 5. Ana Villamil 2:16.16, time drop 4.25, 6. Mariann Catalasan 2:16.52, 7. Natalie Gembicki 2:17.69, 8. Katelyn Gembicki 2:19.83, 10. Izzy Wilson 2:21.45.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:24.19, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:26.76, 3. Andrea Viera, MAC 2:40.49; SOFLO: 4. Carley Kaplan, UN 2:41.07, 6. Elise Dinehart 2:47.58, 8. Ainsley Miller 2:49.20.
15-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 2:30.28, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:30.78, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:31.01; SOFLO: 4. Mariann Catalasan 2:33.35, 5. Natalie Gembicki 2:36.35, 7. Elena Dinehart 2:41.22, 8. Maddie Smutny 2:42.68.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Christina Paschal, PC 56.14, 2. Marley Tyner, PC 58.23, 3. Ava Wolfe, MWA 58.42; SOFLO: 4. Genesis Escobar 58.51, 6. Amanda Grubbs 58.87, 7. Mikhel Martin 58.88, time drop 3.03, 9. Tania Miller 1:00.03, 10. Lydia Smutny 1:00.58.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 53.87, 2. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 54.73, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 55.05; SOFLO: 6. Izzy Wilson 59.43, 7. Katelyn Gembicki 59.69, 10. Judith-Alison Natino, 1:01.78, time drop 0.12.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 4:30.67, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 4:41.78, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 4:58.48; SOFLO: 4. Lydia Smutny 5:04.66, 5. Sofia Lugo 5:10.21, time drop 4.03, 6. Elise Dinehart 5:11.97, 7. Amanda Grubbs 5:13.45, 8. Tania Mantilla 5:15.18.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 4:40.60, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 4:42.29, 3. Paola Negrin, MAC 4:42.52; SOFLO: 4. Ana Villamil 4:45.70, time drop 2.18, 5. Maddie Smutny 4:49.45, 7. Natalie Gembicki 4:53.46, 8. Mariann Catalasan 4:54.85, time drop 1.95, 9. Izzy Wilson 4:58.70.

BOYS
200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 2:00.68, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:04.84, time drop 9.30, 3. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 2:05.64, time drop 10.59; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 2:10.64, time drop 12.15, 5. Mason Jimenez 2:12.38, time drop 14.57, 6. Nicolai Ross 2:13.07, 8. Aleksander Chaussky 2:18.52, 10. Joshua Menezes 2:19.50, time drop 3.56.
15-and-over: 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:51.92, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 1:52.90, 3. Dario Martin, OSC 1:55.05; SOFLO: 4. Wisthon Rendon 1:56.99, 6. Austin Nelson 2:00.03, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:00.89, 9. Jaden Amores 2:01.47, time drop 1.58.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Jake Jones, PC 2:16.09, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:24.46, time drop 8.36, 3. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 2:25.07, time drop 7.84; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 2:27.36, time drop 8.92, 5. Nicolai Ross 2:30.32, 7. Joshua Menezes 2:32.40, 8. Ryan Harries 2:33.30, time drop 9.16, 9. Maximiliano Remmele 2:33.31, time drop 12.87, 10. Connor Jimenez 2:33.93, time drop 8.95.
15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 1:58.54, 2. Nikita Efimova, OSC 2:10.83, 3. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 2:11.86, time drop 0.36; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:13.77.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 50.95, 2. Jorvir Tigrero, HSC 51.97, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 52.42; SOFLO: 4. Nicolai Ross 53.12, 9. Aleksander Chaussky 56.22, time drop 0.37.
15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 45.68, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, UN 48.29, 3. Luis Salazar, HSC 48.89; SOFLO: 4. Luciano Gonzalez 49.73, 5. Manuel Melendez 49.95, 8. Alejandro Mateus 51.23, time drop 0.13, 9. Austin Nelson 51.37, 10. Luca Hincapie 51.45, time drop 1.37.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 4:19.31, time drop 9.56, 2. Jake Jone, PC 4:33.54, 3. Nicolai Ross, SOFLO 4:36.59; SOFLO: 5. Mason Jimenez 4:41.11, time drop 19.70, 6. Maximiliano Remmele 4:41.51, time drop 13.41, 7. Connor Jimenez 4:46.05, time drop 21.54, 8. Joshua Menezes 4:46.34, time drop 5.55.
15-and-over, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 4:06.70, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 4:09.75, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:11.37; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 4:21.08, 8. Felix Gonzalez 4:25.05.

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

Dinehart, Smutny Lead SOFLO On Day Three Of USA Swimming Futures Championship


By Sharon Robb
CARY, N.C., July 29, 2022—Olivia Dinehart and Maddie Smutny were top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club at the USA Swimming Futures Championship Friday at Triangle Aquatic Center.

Olivia Dinehart, 17, was ninth in the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:34.53, shaving 1.45 seconds off her previous best of 2:35.98.

Maddie Smutny, 17, was ninth in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:21.40, dropping 2.58 seconds. She was ninth fastest qualifier in prelims in 4:26.62. Her previous best time was 4:23.98.

SOFLO’s girls team is 13th among 45 teams with 33 points.

Other Friday SOFLO results:
Javier Colmenares, 16, 200 breaststroke, 44. 2:29.20.
Elena Dinehart, 17, 100 butterfly, 75. 1:05.15.
Olivia Dinehart, 17, 200 breaststroke, 11. 2:38.63 prelims, 9. 2:34.53, time drop 1.45, final.
Natalie Gembicki, 17, 100 butterfly time trial, 3. 1:06.28.
Alex Golding, 18, 200 breaststroke, 55. 2:30.48.
Sophia Grubbs, 17, 200 breaststroke, 86. 2:55.25.
Austin Nelson, 16, 400 freestyle, 74. 4:19.74.
Ricardo Roche, 22, 100 backstroke time trial, 1. 58.99.
Wisthon Rendon, 18, 100 butterfly, 110. 59.30.
Rafael Rodriguez, 20, 100 butterfly, 37. 57.30.
Mallory Schleicher, 18, 100 breaststroke time trial, 3. 1:19.06.
Maddie Smutny, 17, 400 freestyle, 9. 4:26.62 prelims, 4:21.40, final, 2.58 time drop; 100 butterfly, 113. 1:06.48.
Izzy Wilson, 15, 400 freestyle, 52. 4:35.51.

SOFLO has thirteen swimmers (seven girls and six boys) competing in 48 individual events and one relay.

Among Florida Gold Coast swimmer highlights:

Haitian Olympian Davidson Vincent, 20, of Azura was second in the 100-meter butterfly in a best time 54.35, dropping 0.39.

U.S. junior national team member Julia Podkoscielny, 17, was third in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:34.32. Pine Crest Swimming is seventh among girls teams with 72 points of which 53 have been scored by Podkoscielny.

Dario Martin, 17, of Olympus Swimming Club was third in the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:18.22, dropping 0.45 seconds.

The Futures Championship, which ends Saturday night, is designed as an intermediate step between Sectional Championships and Junior Nationals or National Championships, and open to swimmers of all ages who have time standards. The seventh edition of Futures is one of five around the nation.

Swimmers from the following LSCs are eligible to compete including Florida Gold Coast, Florida Swimming, Southeastern, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Indiana.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. TAC Titans 918, 2. Sarasota Sharks 563, 3. Club Wolverine 448, 4. Bolles 447.5, 5. Chattahoochee Gold 196, 11. Pine Crest Swimming 72, 18. TS Aquatics 53, 25. Miami Country Day 38, 27. South Florida Aquatic Club 33, 30. Eagle Aquatics 28, 37. Azura 17, 39. Midtown Weston 15, 41. Treasure Coast Aquatics 12, 44. Metro Aquatics 7.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. TAC Titans 512, 2. Bolles 393.5, 3. Club Wolverine 155.5, 4. Sarasota Sharks 150, 5. Michigan Lakeshore 90, 13. Miami Country Day 38, 14. TS Aquatics 36, 19. Eagle Aquatics 28, 22. Olympus 21, 28. Azura 17.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 413, 2. TAC Titans 406, 3. Club Wolverine 292.5, 4. Chattahoochee Gold 184, 5. Blue Dolfins 100.5, 7. Pine Crest Swimming 72, 13. SOFLO 33, 20. TS Aquatics 17, 22. Midtown Weston 15, 26. Treasure Coast 12, 30. Metro Aquatics 7

WOMEN
400-meter freestyle: 1. Hannah Bellard, CW 4:11.30, 2. Addison Sauickie, SYS 4:14.23, 3. Summer Cardwell, TBAC 4:16.79; SOFLO: 9. Maddie Smutny 4:21.40, time drop 2.58; FGC: 8. Erin Miller, PCS 4:27.84, 16. Brynn Stoneburg, TCA 4:30.22 (4:28.09 prelims).

100-meter butterfly: 1. Charlotte Hook, TAC 59.04, 2. Elizabeth Tilt, GOLD 59.55, 3. Susan Lagrand, OLY 1:00.74; FGC: 19. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:02.02, 23. Sophia Diaz 1:02.76.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:31.38, 2. Edwina Jalet, CW 2:34.15, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, PCS 2:34.32; SOFLO: 9. Olivia Dinehart 2:34.53, time drop 1.45; FGC: 24. Riley Botting, PCS 2:42.63

400-meter freestyle relay: 1. Sarasota Sharks 3:46.80, 2. Club Wolverine 3:49.27, 3. TAC Titans 3:49.72, 13. Pine Crest 3:59.18, 20. SOFLO A 4:00.74 (Mallory Schleicher, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Natalie Gembicki).

MEN
400-meter freestyle: 1. Lance Norris, TAC 3:53.31, 2. Michael Cotter, TAC 3:54.59, 3. Jonas Cantrell, SCS 3:57.50.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Derek Maas, MLA 53.88, 2. Davidson Vincent, Azura 54.35, 3. Michael Mullen, Bolles 54.53; FGC: 6. Dylan Smiley, MCD 54.80, 13. Carlos Vasquez 55.49, 24. Dario Martin, OSC 58.21.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Jorge Murillo, TAC 2:12.74, 2. Grayson Nye, TAC 2:15.53, 3. Dario Martin, OSC 2:18.22; FGC: 5. Dylan Smiley, MCD 2:20.03, 30. Lucas Young, CANE 2:28.21.

400-meter freestyle relay: 1. TAC Titans 3:21.87, 2. Bolles A 3:22.96, 3. Bolles B 3:25.85, 14. TS Aquatics 3:33.26, 18. SOFLO A 3:36.06 (Ricardo Roche, Rafael Rodriguez, Javier Colmenares, Alex Golding), 22. T2 Aquatics 3:37.20.

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

Podkoscielny, Crooks, Winkler Top FGC Finishers On Day Two Of USA Swimming Futures Championship


By Sharon Robb
CARY, N.C., July 28, 2022—It was another fast night of swimming at the USA Swimming Futures Championship Thursday at Triangle Aquatic Center.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher was its women’s 800-meter freestyle relay, placing 14th in 8:39.90 with Elena Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Natalie Gembicki and Olivia Dinehart. SOFLO women are 16th among 52 teams.

Other Thursday SOFLO results:
Javier Colmenares, 16, 100 breaststroke time trial, 3. 1:07.43.
Elena Dinehart, 17, 100 backstroke, 26. 1:05.80, prelims; 25. 1:05.09.
Natalie Gembicki, 17, 100 freestyle, 102. 1:00.86.
Alex Golding, 18, 100 backstroke time trials, 1. 1:02.18; 400 IM, 48. 4:46.90.
Sophia Grubbs, 17, 100 freestyle time trial 1:03.38.
Ricardo Roche, 22, 100 backstroke, 18. 58.71, 0.95 drop.
Rafael Rodriguez, 20, 100 freestyle, 97. 54.40.
Mallory Schleicher, 18, 400 IM, 28. 5:07.91 prelims; 25. 4:45.92, finals.
Izzy Wilson, 15, 100 freestyle time trial, 1:03.61.

SOFLO has thirteen swimmers (seven girls and six boys) competing in 48 individual events and one relay.

Among Florida Gold Coast swimmer highlights:

Julia Podkoscielny, 17, prepping for next month’s Junior Pan Pacs, won the 400-meter individual medley in 4:46.37. She was second fastest in prelims in 4:52.36. In an exciting 100 meter backstroke race, she finished second in 1:02.31, dropping 1.10. Lily Cleason, 17, of Club Wolverine won in 1:02.25. Podkoscielny was third fastest in 1:03.18, dropping 0.23. Pine Crest Swimming is eighth among women’s teams with 37 points, all scored by Podkoscielny.

Jillian Crooks, 16, of TS Aquatics was second in the 100-meter freestyle in 56.56, dropping 0.29 seconds. Addison Sauickie, 16, of Sarasota Sharks won in 55.66.

Kaii Winkler, 16, of Eagle Aquatics was third in the 100-meter freestyle in 49.75. Macguire McDuff, 19, of Bolles won in 49.06 and Michael Cotter, 19, of TAC Titans was second in 49.65.

The Futures Championship is designed as an intermediate step between Sectional Championships and Junior Nationals or National Championships, and open to swimmers of all ages who have time standards. The seventh edition of Futures is one of five around the nation.

Swimmers from the following LSCs are eligible to compete including Florida Gold Coast, Florida Swimming, Southeastern, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Indiana.

THURSDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. TAC Titans 596, 2. Sarasota Sharks 382, 3. Club Wolverine 285.5, 4. Bolles 268, 5. Chattahoochee Gold 124, 13. TS Aquatics 43, 16. Pine Crest Swimming, 22. Eagle Aquatics 28, 32. SOFLO 15, 36. Treasure Coast 11, 36. Miami Country Day 11, 39. Metro Aquatics 7, 45. Midtown Weston 4.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. TAC Titans 339, 2. Bolles 229, 3. Sarasota Sharks 111, 4. Club Wolverine 101, 5. Dynamo 53, 13. Eagle Aquatics 28, 14. TS Aquatics 26, 27. Miami Country Day 11.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 271, 2. TAC Titans 257, 3. Club Wolverine 184.5, 4. Chattahoochee Gold 112, 5. Blue Dolfins 76.5, 8. Pine Crest Swimming 37, 15. TS Aquatics 17, 16. SOFLO 15, 24. Treasure Coast 11, 25. Metro Aquatics 7, 33. Midtown Weston 4.

WOMEN
100-meter freestyle: 1. Addison Sauickie, SYS 55.66, 2. Jillian Crooks, TS Aquatics 56.56, 3. Meredith Whelehan, TAC 56.92; FGC: 18. Gioia Balzano, EA 58.06.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest Swimming 4:46.37, 2. Hannah Bellard, CW 4:47.67, 3. Michaela Mattes, SYS 4:48.13; SOFLO: 25. Mallory Schleicher 4:58.92, time drop 0.13; FGC: 26. Riley Botting, PC 5:00.19.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Lily Cleason, CW 1:02.25, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PCS 1:02.31, time drop 1.10, 3. Taylor Morris, TAC 1:02.90; SOFLO: 25. Elena Dinehart 1:05.09.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. Sarasota Sharks A 8:10.77, 2. TAC Titans 8:17.61, 3. Club Wolverine 8:22.57, 14. SOFLO 8:39.90 (Elena Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Natalie Gembicki, Olivia Dinehart).

MEN
100-meter freestyle: 1. Macguire McDuff, Bolles 49.06, 2. Michael Cotter, TAC 49.65, 3. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 49.75, 25. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 52.14, 27. Finn Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 52.75.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Michael Mullen, Bolles 4:21.50, 2. Lance Norris, TAC 4:22.59, 3. Amadeusz Knop, SYS 4:26.16.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Matthew Menke, HA 55.50, 2. Derek Maas, MLA 56.32, 3. Braeden Haughey, TAC 56.82; FGC: 14. Kaii Winkler, EA 58.76, 21. Finn Winkler, EA 59.09.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. TAC Titans A 7:27.72, 2. Bolles 7:36.93, 3. TAC Titans B 7:37.74, 10. TS Aquatics 7:51.48.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Begin Competing Wednesday At USA Swimming Futures Championship


By Sharon Robb
CARY, N.C., July 26, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will be among a talented field when the USA Swimming Futures Championship begins Wednesday at Triangle Aquatic Center.

The Futures Championship is designed as an intermediate step between Sectional Championships and Junior Nationals or National Championships, and open to swimmers of all ages who have time standards.

SOFLO’s talented contingent includes Javier Colmenares, 16; Elena Dinehart, 17; Olivia Dinehart, 17; Natalie Gembicki, 17; Alex Golding, 18; Sophia Grubbs, 17; Austin Nelson, 16; Wisthon Rendon, 18; Ricardo Roche, 22; Rafael Rodriguez, 20; Mallory Schleicher, 18; Maddie Smutny, 17; and Izzy Wilson, 15.

SOFLO swimmers (seven girls and six boys) will compete in 48 individual events and one relay.

Other notable swimmers competing are: Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming; Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics; Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter Dragons; Addison Sauickie and Gracie Weyant of Sarasota Sharks; Jillian Crooks of TS Aquatics; Hannah Bellard of Club Wolverine; Davidson Vincent of Azura; and Lismar Lyon of Midtown Weston

Podkoscielny, 17, seeded first in the 400 IM (4:43.57) and 200 backstroke (2:12.42) is prepping for Junior Pan Pacs.

The seventh edition of Futures is one of five around the nation. In previous years, there were four hosting sites for four designated regions. The Board of Directors added another site and adjusted the boundary map to accommodate the fifth region.

Swimmers from the following LSCs are eligible to compete including Florida Gold Coast, Florida Swimming, Southeastern, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Indiana.

The other Futures sites are Geneva, Ohio; Minneapolis; College Station, Tex. and Santa Clara, Calif. The meets are capped at 800 swimmers.

Wednesday events are men’s and women’s 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter butterfly, 800-meter freestyle and 1500-meter freestyle. The 800, 1500 and all relays are timed final events. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m.

ELSEWHERE
Stanford-bound Josh Zuchowski of FAST is competing in this week’s U.S. Summer Nationals in Irvine, Calif. The meet, which began Tuesday, is a lead-up to the Junior Pac Pacific Championships in Hawaii in August for him. He is entered in the 100 and 200 backstrokes, 100 butterfly and 200 IM. He is coming off last week’s FGC Senior Championships. In Tuesday morning’s prelims, Erika Pelaez, 16, of Eagle Aquatics turned in a 54.65 lifetime best in the 100-meter freestyle prelims of U.S. Nationals to move from No. 38 to seventh in the 15-16 year-old rankings.

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

SOFLO Girls Continue To Lead; Maddie Smutny Top SOFLO Finisher On Day Three Of Southern Zone South Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, July 9, 2022—For the second consecutive day, South Florida Aquatic Club leads the girls team standings at the Southern Zone South Sectional Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO leads the 33-team girls field with 280 points followed by Planet Swim Aquatics with 262.5 and Azura Florida Aquatics with 181.5.

SOFLO is also second in the combined team standings with 441 points, behind Azura with 598. Azura also leads the men’s 32-team field with 416.5 points. SOFLO is fourth with 161.

Maddie Smutny, 17, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing second in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:23.98, dropping 0.74. University of Florida freshman Anna Auld, 19, won her third event of the meet in the 400 in 4:17.74, just a week after competing in open water at the 19th FINA World Aquatics Championships. It was her third win. Auld has 76 points.

SOFLO teammate Elena Dinehart, 17, was fourth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:06.30.

Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won two more events in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:01.42 and 50-meter freestyle in 25.86. The U.S. junior national swim team member has won four events. She has scored all 80 points for the girls team which is 12th.

SOFLO also took fifth and sixth in the women’s 200-meter freestyle relay.

University of Florida commit Julia Podkoscielny, 17, of Pine Crest Swimming and U.S. junior national team, won her first event of the meet in the 200 IM in 2:16.45.

Stanford commit Josh Zuchowski, 18, of FAST won the 100-meter backstroke in 56.34 and was second in the 200 IM in 2:06.59. He also won the 50 backstroke in a best time 27.09 on opening day.

The four-day meet concludes on Sunday with prelims at 8 a.m., 1500-meter freestyle distance events 3:15 p.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

SOFLO has 29 swimmers (16 girls and 13 boys) qualified in 131 individual events (77 girls and 54 boys) and 10 relays.

Some of the top teams entered are Azura Florida Aquatics, St. Petersburg Swimming, Treasure Coast Swimming, Flood Aquatics, Sarasota Tsunami, Pine Crest Swimming, Eagle Aquatics and Gulliver Swim Club.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 598, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 441, 3. Academy Aquatics 337, 4. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 336, 5. Planet Swim Aquatics 332.5, 6. Sarasota Tsunami 223, 7. FAST 221.5, 8. Pine Crest 186, 9. Eagle Aquatics 168, 10. Hurricane Aquatics 133.5.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 416.5, 2. Academy Aquatics 224, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 207, 4. SOFLO 161, 5. FAST 119.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 280, 2. Planet Swim Aquatics 262.5, 3. Azura 181.5, 4. Pine Crest 132, 5. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 129.

WOMEN
200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Planet Swim Aquatics 1:48.56, 2. Golden Panther Aquatics 1:50.17, 3. Academy Aquatic 1:50.17, 5. SOFLO A 1:51.09 (Ana Villamil, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Gaby Banks), 6. SOFLO B 1:52.77 (Natalie Gembicki, Mallory Schleicher, Katelyn Gembicki, Maddie Smutny).

100-meter backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:01.42, 2. Annie Wohlgemuth, PSA 1:05.84, 3. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 1:05.90; SOFLO: 4. Elena Dinehart 1:06.30, 28. Gabriella DeLuna 1:09.53.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:16.45, 2. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 2:17.63, 3. Anna Auld, SAS 2:19.96; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 2:24.05, 10. Olivia Dinehart 2:24.87, 22. Gabriella DeLuna 2:29.01.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 25.86, 2. Jacey Hilton, CANE 26.86, 3. Kelsie Campbell, GPS 27.00; SOFLO: 9. Gaby Banks 27.24, 25. Natalie Gembicki 27.71, time drop 0.43, 26. Ana Villamil 27.84, time drop 0.45.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Anna Auld, SAS 4:17.74, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 4:23.98, time drop 0.74, 3. Sumner Chmielewski, SRQ 4:24.11; SOFLO: 15. Izzy Wilson 4:36.45, 24. Olivia Dinehart 4:32.59, 26. Elena Dinehart 4:33.76.

MEN
200-meter freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1:35.61, 2. Azura A 1:36.06, 3. Azura B 1:38.56, 8. SOFLO A 1:41.36 (Alex Golding, Aldo Zepeda, Wisthon Rendon, Agustin Rodriguez), 13. SOFLO B 1:44.12 (Alexander Miller, Javier Colmenares, Alejandro Mateus, Enrique Rodriguez).

100-meter backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 56.34, 2. Noah Smith, FAST 58.70, 3. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SAS 59.85; SOFLO: 7. Ricardo Roche 1:00.25, 12. Aldo Zepeda 1:01.04, time drop 1.39, 14. Wisthon Rendon 1:01.23, 26. Austin Nelson 1:02.15, time drop 1.36, 27. Alejandro Mateus 1:02.17.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 2:05.88, 2. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:06.59, 3. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:07.46; SOFLO: 13. Ricardo Roche 2:14.37, 14. Javier Colmenares 2:14.39, 18. Alex Golding 2:15.46, 27. Alejandro Mateus 2:21.08, time drop 1.33.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 23.28, 2. Maximilian zum Tobel, SAS 23.55, 3. Kaii Winkler, EA 23.58.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 3:59.65, 2. Ryan Warmbier, Unattached 4:02.23, 3. Joao Lapagesse, Academy Aquatic 4:03.33

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

Jemma Baldwin, Juan Vallmitjana Lead SOFLO On Day One Of SOFLO TYR Last Chance Summer Invite


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, June 24, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some good racing against a competitive field at the SOFLO TYR Last Chance Summer Invite Friday night at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO girls were led by triple winner Jemma Baldwin, double winners Christie Ann Lumsden, Maddie Smutny and Laila Harran and four individual winners.

Baldwin, 11, won the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:16.79, dropping 4.94 seconds off her previous best. She won the 100-meter freestyle in 1:08.13, another best time with a 0.48 time drop. She won the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 5:09.33, dropping 6.28 seconds.

Lumsden, 10, won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:25.43 with a time drop 6.00 and 400-meter freestyle in 5:26.92 in her event debut.

Smutny, 17, won the 100-meter freestyle in 59.89 and 400-meter freestyle in 4:33.62.

Harran, 12, won the 50-meter butterflyin 32.25 with a time drop of 3.89 and 200-meter individual medley in 2:46.94, another best time with a 7.06 time drop.

Individual winners were:
Jenesys Amores, 400-meter freestyle 4:52.72, time drop 1.90.
Elena Dinehart, 100-meter backstroke 1:07.96.
Valentina Remmele, 200-meter individual medley, 3:14.54, time drop 4.50.
Olivia Dinehart, 200-meter individual medley, 2:27.65.

SOFLO boys were led by double winner Juan Vallmitjana and nine individual winners.

Vallmitjana, 13, won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:28.75 and 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:23.67, dropping 5.24.

Individual winners were:
Alessandro Suarez Cabrera, 50-meter butterfly 38.64.
Ricardo Roche, 100-meter backstroke, 1:00.27.
Ethan Hall, 100-meter freestyle, 1:03.83, time drop 2.56.
Toma Petkov, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:39.67, time drop 1.05.
Javier Colmenares, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:07.42.
Ethan Phan, 200-meter individual medley, 3:07.54, time drop 1.63.
Michael Barber, 400-meter freestyle 6:24.48.
Rainier Leyva Riestra, 400-meter freestyle, 4:57.95.
Enrique Rodriguez, 400-meter freestyle, 4:11.23.

The meet continues Saturday, with prelims at 8 a.m. for 13-and-older followed by prelims for 12-and-unders at 12:30 p.m. Championship finals are 7 p.m. On Sunday, timed finals begin 10:30 a.m. and expected to end at 11:37 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 112 swimmers (61 boys and 51 girls) in 628 individual events.

Over three days, swimmers from seventeen clubs are trying to hit qualifying times they need for various upcoming meets from BBs to Futures.

In addition to host SOFLO, other clubs competing are Azura, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver, Boca Raton Swim Team, Olympus, Coral Springs Swim Club, El Paso Borderland Swim Team, Shelton Doral, Hialeah Swim Club, Florida Keys Swim Club, Cooper City Cyclones, Heritage Aquatic Team, Homestead Wahoos, Tsunamis, North Miami Swim Team and Miami Swimming.

Admission is $5 per session. Admission allows spectators to enter the pool only within the barricaded area.

Meet and SOFLO club sponsor TYR is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

400-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 5:26.92.
11-12, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 5:09.33, time drop 6.28, 2. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 5:17.85, time drop 5.20, 3. Camila Canelon, BLST 5:22.45.
13-14, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 4:52.72, 2. Pilar Duranti, Azura 4:59.80, 3. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 5:04.67.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 4:33.62, 2. Britta Schwengle, Azura 4:39.67, 3. Gabriela Robles Cortes, Azura 4:40.26.
200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Sahara Idler, USDST 2:29.03, 2. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 2:35.95, time drop 14.10, 3. Lydia Smutny, SOFLO 2:36.25, time drop 5.87.
15-and-over, 1. Gabriela Cortes, Azura 2:21.22, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:24.51, 3. Elizabeth Sikes, BR 2:28.93.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Jameela Rashad, CSSC 37.40, 2. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 39.55, 3. Temperance Horan, BR 40.82.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 32.25, time drop 3.89, 2. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 33.27, 3. Lauren Meyer, BR 33.63.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:25.43, time drop 6.00, 2. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:31.69, time drop 2.90, 3. Temperance Horan, BR 1:35.35.
11-12, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 1:16.79, time drop 4.94, 2. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 1:17.83, time drop 2.13, 3. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 1:20.79, 4.30 time drop.
13-14, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 1:10.00, 2. Ainnara Lazzaro, SDST 1:11.06, 3. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 1:12.73, time drop 0.99.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:07.96, 2. Gabriella Deluna, SOFLO 1:10.40, 3. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 1:13.68, time drop 0.44.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Jameela Rashad, CSSC 1:12.07, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:18.61, 0.74 time drop, 3. Sophia Gamboa-Pereira, CSSC 1:19.65.
11-12, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 1:08.13, 0.48 time drop, 2. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 1:09.95, 4.76 time drop, 3. Antonia Moreno, GRSC 1:10.20.
13-14, 1. Sahara Idler, USDST 1:03.08, 2. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 1:04.42, 3. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 1:04.47.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 59.89, 2. Gio Musiello, GRSC 1:00.55, 3. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 1:01.05.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia De Angulo, MS 1:43.40, 2. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:49.84, time drop 1.08, 3. Katherine De Angulo, MS 1:52.33.
11-12, 1. Emma Baker, CSSC 1:32.38, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 1:34.22, 2.25 time drop, 3. Gabriela Vargas, GRSC 1:35.81.
13-14, 1. Manuella Lima, CSSC 1:23.64, 2. Elise Dinehart, SOFLO 1:24.69, 4.21 time drop, 3. Ainsley Miller, SOFLO 1:27.97, 1:04 time drop.
15-and-over, 1. Paola Gonzalez, USDST 1:16.39, 2. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 1:16.62, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:17.17.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 3:14.54, 4.50 time drop, 2. Sofia De Angulo, MS 3:17.05, 3. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 3:23.69, 5.79 time drop.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 2:46.94, time drop 7.06, 2. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 2:53.63, time drop 10.14, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:55.13, time drop 9.91.
13-14, 1. Sahara Idler, USDST 2:36.65, 2. Elise Dinehart, SOFLO 2:45.77, time drop 0.86, 3. Tania Mantilla, SOFLO 2:48.95.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:27.65, 2. Gio Musiello, GRSC 2:28.14, 3. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 2:30.19.

BOYS
400-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Michael Barber, SOFLO 6:24.48, time drop 36.30.
11-12, 1. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 4:57.95, time drop 34.74, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 4:58.37, 12.08 time drop, 3. Alistair Bass, SFTL 5:04.30.
13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, USDST 4:12.35, 2. Nicolai Ross, SOFLO 4:36.96, time drop 2.12, 3. Thomas Ramos, GRSC 4:50.67.
15-and-over, 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:11.23, time drop 0.94, 2. Sauod Alshamroukh, Azura 4:11.28, 3. Abrahan Flores, Azura 4:13.85.
200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:28.75, 2. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 2:37.14, time drop 5.31.
15-and-over, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:08.87, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:11.50, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:12.34.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 38.64, 2. Ryan Slogrove, SFTL 38.69, 3. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 38.72, time drop 0.46.
11-12, 1. Andres De Angulo, MS 32.13, 2. Adlai Nixon, UN 32.46, 3. John Albornoz, CSSC 32.98.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Dylan Ehrlich, CSSC 1:31.00, 2. Michael Barber, SOFLO 1:37.11, 4.97 time drop, 3. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 1:38.77, time drop 6.41.
11-12, 1. Andres De Angulo, MS 1:11.19, 2. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 1:17.05, time drop 3.71, 3. Tikhon Kolobov, NMST 1:19.16.
13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, USDST 1:00.51, 2. Derek Hau, SOFLO 1:05.67, time drop 1.76, 3. Nicolai Ross, SOFLO 1:09.90.
15-and-over, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:00.27, 2. Abraham Flores, Azura 1:01.69, 3. Michele Vandenbossche, Azura 1:01.86.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Slogrove, SFTL 1:12.89, 2. Noah Parker, UN 1:17.30, 3. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 1:18.99.
11-12, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 1:03.83, 2.56 time drop, 2. Andres De Angulo, MS 1:04.51, 3. Francesco Corrales, SFTL 1:06.34.
13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, USDST 53.51, 2. Anthony Pineiro, USDST 54.53, 3. Julian Lozano, GRSC 1:00.09.
15-and-over, 1. Sauod Alshamroukh, Azura 53.28, 2. Davidson Vincent, Azura 53.36, 3. Elias Segovia, Azura 53.83.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:39.67, time drop 1.05, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 1:42.17, time drop 3.44, 3. Dylan Ehrlich, CSSC 1:45.13.
11-12, 1. John Albornoz, CSSC 1:23.85, 2. Tikhon Kolobov, NMST 1:28.84, 3. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 1:30.99, time drop 2.02.
13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, USDST 1:08.12, 2. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 1:10.72, 3. Anthony Pineiro, USDST 1:14.41.
15-and-over, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:07.42, 2. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 1:08.74, time drop 0.82, 3. Dario Martin OSC 1:09.06.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 3:07.54, time drop 1.63, 2. Ryan Slogrove, SFTL 3:09.94, 3. Noah Parker, UN 3:18.92.
11-12, 1. John Albornoz, CSSC 2:35.44, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 2:48.00, time drop 1.87, 3. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 2:51.51, time drop 5.59.
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:23.67, time drop 5.24, 2. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 2:24.08, 3. Julian Lozano, GRSC 2:27.76.
15-and-over, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:12.56, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 2:13.77, 3. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 2:21.01.

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