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.

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

Eagle Aquatics’ Pelaez, Winkler Top FGC Finishers; Bolles Sharks Win Boys’ Title On Final Day Of USA Swimming East Speedo Winter Junior Championships


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., December 11, 2021–Eagle Aquatics teammates Erika Pelaez and Kaii Winkler wrapped up a successful meet on the fourth and final day of the USA Swimming East Speedo Winter Junior Championships Saturday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Pelaez, 15, took home her second silver medal after finishing second in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 48.62, dropping 0.23 from her previous best of 48.85. She won her first silver in the 100 backstroke in 52.26, another best time.

Kaii Winkler, 15, was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 43.71, a best time dropping 1.11 seconds off his previous best of 44.79. The top four finishers in the race all were under 44 seconds. It was his best finish in five events he qualified in.

Jacksonville Bolles Sharks captured the boys’ team title with 427 points ahead of SwimMAC with 418. Carmel Swim Club, after winning every girls relay, won the girls team title with 511 points ahead of Dynamo Swim Club with 290.5. Carmel won the combined with 659 points and SwimMAC was runner-up with 617.5.

Thomas Heilman of Cavaliers broke the 13-14 NAG record in the 200 butterfly prelims for his 14th NAG in 11 days and came back to win the event in 1:42.77.

Olympian Katie Grimes, 15, of Sandpiper won the 1,650-yard freestyle in a meet record 15:34.74. She lowered the record by more than 21 seconds. Teammate Claire Weinstein, 14, was second in 15:52.84, a new National Age Group record. The previous record was 15:54.46 set by former Florida Gold Coast swimmer Becca Mann of St. Andrew’s Aquatics in 2012.

Cal Berkeley-bound Matthew Chai, 18, of FAST won the 1,650-yard freestyle in a best time by more than 17 seconds in 14:45.37.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s top trio of elite swimmers competed in their final events of the meet.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, was 48th in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:20.17. It was her fifth event.

Maddie Smutny, 16, was 57th in 200-yard butterfly in 2:06.26 in her third event.

SOFLO’s Elena Dinehart, 16, was 56th in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:01.56.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 607.5,2. Carmel Swim Club 589, 3. Bolles Sharks 467.5, 4. Dynamo Swim Club 466.5, 5. Mason Manta Rays 338.5, 15. Eagle Aquatics 77.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Carmel Swim Club 511, 2. Dynamo 290.5, 3. Sarasota Sharks 252, 4. SwimMAC 199.5, 5. Lakeside 173, 18. Eagle Aquatics 49.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Bolles Sharks 427, 2. SwimMac 418, 3. SwimAtlanta 276, 4. Mason Manta Rays 250, 5. Dynamo Swim Club 190, 23. Eagle Aquatics 28.

GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Katie Grimes, Sandpipers of Nevada 15:34.74, 2. Claire Weinstein, Sandpiper 15:52.84, 3. Hayden Miller, CFSU 16:02.22.

200-yard backstroke:

  1. Jo Jo Ramey, FAST 1:52.42, 2. Rye Ulett, DYN 1:53.04, 3. Sophie Brison, DYN 1:53.29; FGC: 17. Erika Pelaez 1:56.29.

100-yard freestyle:

  1. Anna Moesch, Unattached 47.90, 2. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 48.62, time drop 0.23, 3. Katherine Helms, MAKO 48.84.

200-yard breaststroke:

  1. Grace Rainey, SwimMAC 2:10.23, 2. Gracie Weyant, Sarasota Sharks 2:11.98, 3. Avery Klamfoth, SwimMAC 2:12.63.

200-yard butterfly:

  1. Alex Shackell, CSC 1:54.26, 2. Hannah Bellard, Club Wolverine 1:55.23, 3. Bella Answeeney, TV 1:57.34.

4×100-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Carmel Swim Club A 3:17.25, 2. Phoenix Swimming 3:20.06, 3. Sarasota Sharks 3:22.26, 4. Carmel Swim Club B 3:22.34.

BOYS
1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Matthew Chai, FAST 14:45.37, 2. Alec Enyeart, TST 14:56.69, 3. Brice Barrieault, SAND 14:59.83.

200-yard backstroke:

  1. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 1:41.89, 2. Jonny Marshall, FAST 1:41.99, 3. Sam Powe, MCC 1:42.37; FGC: 11. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 1:44.40.

100-yard freestyle:

  1. Daniel Diehl, CUY 43.37, 2. andres Dupont Cabrera, Bolles 43.68, 3. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 43.71, time drop 1.11; FGC: 9. Maximilian zum Tobel, St. Andrew’s Aquatics 44.29, time drop 0.15.

200-yard breaststroke:

  1. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 1:54.83, 2. Matthew Lucky, Unattached 1:55.94, 3. Will Heck, Bolles 1:57.24.

200-yard butterfly:

  1. Thomas Heilman, Cavaliers 1:42.77, 2. Carl Bloebaum, Manta Rays 1:42.94, 3. Gibson Holmes, Manta Rays 1:42.95.

4×100-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Bolles 2:56.11 (Miguel Rojas Newman, Andres Dupont Cabrera, Drew Salts, Carter Lancaster), 2. SwimMAC 2:56.70, 3. New Albany 2:56.94.

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

Erika Pelaez Takes Silver; Thomas Heilman Breaks Two NAG Records At USA Swimming East Speedo Winter Junior Championships


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., December 10, 2021–Erika Pelaez of Eagle Aquatics was the top Florida Gold Coast finisher on Day Three of the USA Swimming East Speedo Winter Junior Championships Friday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Pelaez, 15, was second in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 52.26. She bettered her previous best of 52.91 by 0.65 seconds. Berit Berglund of Carmel Swim Club won the event in 51.32, also a best time, dropping 0.77.

Thomas Heilman, 14, of Cavalier Aquatics broke two National Age Group records in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle within 20 minutes in morning prelims. He won in 45.81 bettering his 46.42 prelim record swim.

Heilman also broke his own NAG record in the 200-yard freestyle. He was second in 1:34.68, bettering his morning record of 1:35.28.

Heilman has now broken twelve NAG records in the last ten days.

Auburn-bound Olivia Dinehart, 16, had a busy morning of racing competing in three events. She was 54th in the 400-yard IM in 4:28.47; 89th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.53; and 65th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.90. She has the 200-yard breaststroke left to swim on Saturday.

Maddie Smutny, 16, was 107th in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.37. She has the 200-yard butterfly left to swim.

SOFLO’s Elena Dinehart, 16, was 81st in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.21 and 90th in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.46. She has the 200-yard backstroke remaining on the final day of competition.

Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. The meet is being live streamed. Results can be found on Meet Mobile.

Friday Results
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Carmel Swim Club 505, 2. SwimMAC 440.5, 3. Bolles 349.5, 4. Dynamo 321.5, 5. New Albany 249.5, 15. Eagle Aquatics 44.
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Carmel Swim Club 380, 2. Dynamo 192.5, 3. Sarasota Sharks 178, 4. SwimMAC 136.5, 5. Lakeside 130, 16. Bolles 40.5, 22. Eagle Aquatics 32.
BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Bolles 309, 2. SwimMAC 304, 3. SwimAtlanta 192, 4. Mason Manta Rays 165, 5. New Albany 138, 23. Flood Aquatics 16, 26. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 15, 30. Eagle Aquatics 12.

GIRLS
400-yard individual medley: 1. Elizabeth Tilt, Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club 4:12.01, 2. Haley McDonald, Lakeside Swim Team 4:12.26, 3. Grace Rainey, SwimMAC 4:12.88;

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alex Shackell, Carmel Swim Club 51.21, 2. Charlotte Crush, Lakeside Swim Team 52.52, 3. Anna Boemer, Solo Aquatics 52.84; FGC: 17. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 52.74, time drop 0.70.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Anna Moesch, Unattached 1:45.87, 2. Addison Sauickie, Sarasota Sharks 1:46.50, 3. Natalie Mannion, Commonwealth Swimming 1:46.76.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Devon Kitchel, Carmel Swim Club 1:00.53, 2. Mackenzie Headley, Farmington Valley YMCA 1:00.87, 3. Jessey Li, Manta Rays 1:00.90.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Berit Berglund, Carmel Swim Club 51.32, 2. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 52.26, time drop 0.65 3. Levenia Sim, TNT Swimming 52.39.

BOYS
400-yard individual medley: 1. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 3:42.78, 2. Kyle Ponsler, Fishers Area Swimming Tigers 3:47.75, 3. Jackson Millard, Kentucky Aquatics 3:48.41.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Thomas Heilman, Cavaliers Y 45.81, 2. Carl Bloebaum, Manta Rays 46.06, 3. Tate Bacon, Unattached 46.47; Locals: 4. Mitchell Ledford, Treasure Coast 46.64, time drop 0.22.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Diehl, Cumberland YMCA 1:33.68, 2. Thomas Heilman, Cavaliers Y 1:34.68, 3. Sebastian Sergile, Swim Atlanta 1:35.19; Locals: 9. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 1:37.08, time drop 2.23, 24. Kyle Korvick, Gulliver 1:40.47.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Will Scholtz, Lakeside Swim Team 53.67, 2. Will Heck, Bolles 53.71, 3. Ethan Maloney, Bolles 53.97.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Will Modglin, Zionsville Swim Club 45.90, 2. Jonny Marshall, Firestone Akron Swim Team 46.87, 3. Sam Powe, MCC 47.09; FGC: 13. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 48.03.

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

Pelaez, Zum Tobel, Zuchowski Top FGC Finishers On Day Two Of USA Swimming East Speedo Winter Junior Championships


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., December 9, 2021–Three Florida Gold Coast swimmers finished in the Top 10 on Day Two of the USA Swimming East Speedo Winter Junior Championships Thursday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics was fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 22.40, a time drop of 0.12. She was sixth fastest in prelims in 22.72.

Maximilian zum Tobel, 18, of St. Andrew’s Aquatics was fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in 20.06. He was sixth fastest in prelims in 20.27.

Josh Zuchowski, 17, of FAST was seventh in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:46.95. He was sixth fastest in prelims in 1:46.92.

Two South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers also saw action.

Maddie Smutny, 16, was 46th in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:00.42. She has the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events left to swim.

Auburn-bound Olivia Dinehart, 16, was 102nd in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.67. She has four events left to swim: 400 IM, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke.

SOFLO’s Elena Dinehart, 16, will compete in three events: 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke.

In other action among the nation’s best:

Baylor Nelson, 18, of SwimMAC won the 200 IM in a meet record 1:42.01.

Thomas Heilman, of Cavalier Aquatics 14, just missed the 50-yard freestyle national age group record winning the sprint in 19.83.

Anna Moesch, 16, swimming unatatched won the women’s 50-yard freestyle in 22.33.

Devon Kitchel, 17, of Carmel Swim Club won the 200 IM in 1:56.39.

Michaela Mattes, 16, of Sarasota Sharks won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:42.06, winning by three seconds.

Logan Zucker, 18, of SwimMAC won the men’s 500 freestyle in 4:19.46, winning by two seconds.

Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. The meet is being live streamed. Results can be found on Meet Mobile.

Thursday Results
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Carmel Swim Club 284, 2. SwimMAC 240, 3. Dynamo 200, 4. Bolles 172.5, 5. Sarasota Sharks 154, 17. Eagle Aquatics 18.
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Carmel Swim Club 223, 2. Dynamo 138, 3. Sarasota Sharks 114, 4. Club Wolverine 101, 5. SwimMAC 79, 24. Eagle Aquatics 15.
BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 284, 2. SwimMAC 240, 3. Dynamo 200, 4. Bolles 172.5, 5. Sarasota Sharks 154, 17. Eagle Aquatics 18.

GIRLS
500-yard freestyle:

  1. Michaela Mattes, Sarasota Sharks 4:42.06, 2. Hannah Bellard, Club Wolverine 4:45.18, 3. Natalie Mannion, Commonwealth Swimming 4:45.20.

200-yard individual medley:

  1. Devon Kitchel, Carmel Swim Club 1:56.39, 2. Alex Shackell, Carmel Swim Club 1:57.78, 3. Emily Thompson, Greater Somerset County YMCA 1:58.29.

50-yard freestyle:

  1. Anna Moesch, Unattached 22.33, 2. Alex Shackell, Carmel Swim Club 22.34, 3. Katherine Helms, Mason Makos 22.39; FGC: 4. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 22.40, time drop 0.12.

4×100-yard medley relay:

  1. Carmel Swim Club 3:33.88, 2. Dynamo 3:39.53, 3. TAC Titans 3:39.97.

BOYS
500-yard freestyle:

  1. Logan Zucker, MAC 4:19.46, 2. Lance Norris, TAC Titans 4:21.42, 3. Liam Custer, Sarasota Sharks 4:21.52.

200-yard invidual medley:

  1. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 1:42.01, 2. Will Modglin, Zionsville Swim Club 1:45.39, 3. Gibson Holmes, Manta Rays 1:45.50; FGC: 7. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 1:46.95.

50-yard freestyle:

  1. Thomas Heilman, Cavaliers 19.83, 2. Lucca Battaglini, Unattached 19.96, 3. Brendon Whitfield, Lynchburg YMCA 20.01; FGC: 4. Maxiilian zum Tobel, St. Andrew’s 20.06, 14. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 20.46.

4×100-yard medley relay:

  1. SwimMAC 3:12.14, 2. Mason Manta Rays 3:12.66, 3. Lakeside 3:14.12.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Head To USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior Championships East


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., December 6, 2021–South Florida Aquatic Club will send three swimmers to the USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior Championships East Wednesday through Saturday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

The USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior Championships will be split into two short course yards meets.

Jamail Texas Swim Center in Austin will host the West. Both meets will be scored separately and geography determines which teams will compete in East and West.

Timed finals begin 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The remainder of the week prelims are 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

SOFLO will be well-represented by four talented swimmers: Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart and Maddie Smutny.

Elena Dinehart is entered in three events: 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke.

Auburn-bound Olivia Dinehart is qualified in five events: 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke.

Maddie Smutny is entered in three events: 500 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly.

The men’s and women’s East field will be fast.

Thomas Heilman, who set six 13-14 National Age Group records last week at the Toyota U.S. Open heads the men’s field. The 14-year-old from Cavalier Aquatics will race six events: 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley.

U.S. junior national team member Josh Zuchowski, 17, of FAST is also among top-seeded swimmers: first in the 200-yard backstroke, second in the 100 backstroke and third in the 200 IM. He is also competing in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly.

Top seeds in the East include Eagle Aquatics’ Erika Pelaez (50 freestyle and 100 freestyle), Sarasota’s Liam Custer (500 freestyle), SwimMAC’s Baylor Nelson (200 individual medley, 200 breaststroke and 400 individual medley), Carmel’s Gretchen Lueking (200 freestyle), Dynamo’s Rye Ulett (200 backstroke) and Mitchell Ledford of Treasure Coast (100 butterfly).

Other local swimmers entered are: Kyle Korvick, Gulliver; Ava Fasano, FAST; Maximilian zum Tobel, St. Andrew’s Aquatics; Giulian Martin, Hurricane Aquatics; and Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics.

The meet will be live streamed. Results can be found on Meet Mobile.

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

SOFLO Swimmers End On Successful Note In Final Session Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 3, 2021–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers wrapped up a successful fifth and final session of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Elena Dinehart was a double winner and Maddie Smutny an individual winner to lead the girls’ team.

Dinehart, 16, won the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:07.05, dropping 1.71 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:01.63, another best time dropping 1.65. She was also second in the 200 IM in 2:10.80 and third in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:09.84.

Smutny, 16, won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:02.53. She was also second in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:02.63, second in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:10.90 and third in the 200 IM in 2:14.99.

Agustin Rodriguez also won two events and Juan Mora added another win for the boys.

Rodriguez, 17, won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:59.56 and 100-yard individual medley in 55.62, a best time with a 1.51 time drop. He was also second in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 1:59.19, a time drop of .40. He finished with three firsts, two seconds and one third.

Mora, 17, won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:57.74 and was second in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:50.78. His entry time was 5:49.39.

Other SOFLO top four finishers were:

Gabriella DeLuna, 200-yard butterfly, fourth, 2:12.18, time drop 4.85.

Nat Gembicki, 200-yard individual medley, fourth, 2:15.70; 500-yard freestyle, fourth 5:18.95.

Elise Dinehart, 100-yard individual medley, fourth, 1:08.09.

Ana Villamil, 100-yard individual medley, third, 1:02.79.

Sally Golding, 100-yard individual medley, fourth, 1:03.00.

Izzy Wilson, 500-yard freestyle, fourth, 5:26.36.

Jaden Amores, 200-yard butterfly, second 2:03.74, time drop 2.90.

Javier Roman, 200-yard butterfly, second, 1:59.81.

Javier Colmenares, 200-yard butterfly, fourth, 2:01.81, time drop 10.76.

Derek Hau, 200-yard individual medley, second, 2:05.48, time drop 10.48.

Alexander Miller, 200-yard individual medley, fourth, 2:07.35.

Javier Roman, 200-yard individual medley, fourth, 2:04.69.

Alexander Miller, 100-yard individual medley, second 58.28.

Kevin Moya, 100-yard individual medley, third, 1:00.67, time drop 0.11.

Jaden Amores, 100-yard individual medley, fourth, 1:01.53.

Javier Colmenares, 100-yard individual medley, second, 55.95; 500-yard freestyle, 4:58.60.

Ivan Grass, 500-yard freestyle, third, 4:54.54.

SOFLO had 160 swimmers (89 boys and 71 girls) competing in 867 individual events.

Up-and-coming swimmers competed in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

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

In addition to meet host SOFLO, the 11-team, three-day meet featured other Florida Gold Coast teams Gulliver Swim Club, Plantation Swim Team, SwimFast, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Ransom Everglades, Metro Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team, Southern Wahoos Aquatic Team, City of Miami Parks and PAQ.

SUNDAY RESULTS
SESSION FIVE
GIRLS

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:08.96, 2. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:11.30, 3. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:15.51.

15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:07.05, time drop 1.71, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 2:10.90, 3. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:11.86, 4. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:12.18, time drop 4.85.

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:12.69, 2. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:14.68, 3. Paola Begrin, MAC 2:15.64.

15-and-over, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:08.41, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:10.80, 3. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 2:14.99, 4. Nat Gembicki, SOFLO 2:15.70, 5. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:16.47.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 1:06.41, 2. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 1:07.02, time drop 0.90, 3. Anett Ruiz, MAC 1:07.88, 4. Elise Dinehart, SOFLO 1:08.09.

15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:01.63, time drop 1.65, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 1:02.63, 3. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 1:02.79, 4. Sally Golding, SOFLO 1:03.00, 5. Nat Gembicki, SOFLO 1:04.21.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 5:17.33, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 5:21.87, 3. Sahara Idler, MAC 5:23.65, 4. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 5:26.36.

15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 5:02.53, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 5:03.23, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 5:09.84, 4. Nat Gembicki, SOFLO 5:18.95, 5. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 5:26.74, time drop 10.74, 6. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 5:35.43, time drop 10.50.

BOYS
200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 2:00.14, 2. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 2:03.74, time drop 2.90, 3. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 2:04.31.

15-and-over, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:59.56, 2. Javier Roman, SOFLO 1:59.81, 3. Josiah Morales, PAQ 2:01.40, 4. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:01.81, time drop 10.76, 5. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:02.76.

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 2:03.08, 2. Derek Hau, SOFLO 2:05.48, time drop 10.48, 3. Robert Alvarez, MAC 2:06.21, 4. Alexander Miller, SOFLO 2:07.35.

15-and-over, 1. Juan Mora, SOFLO 1:57.74, 2. Agustin Rodriguez 1:59.19, time drop 0.40, 3. Sheldon Win, PAQ 2:04.59, 4. Javier Roman, SOFLO 2:04.69, 5. Adrian Hernandez, SOFLO 2:05.93, 6. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 2:06.18, time drop 2.16.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 57.69, 2. Alexander Miller, SOFLO 58.28, 3. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 1:00.67, time drop 0.11, 4. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 1:01.53, 5. Jose Rincon, SOFLO 1:04.65, time drop 15.05, 6. Felipe Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:04.67.

15-and-over, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, SOFLO 55.62, time drop 1.51, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 55.95, 3. Josiah Morales, PAQ 55.99.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 4:50.78, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 4:52.31, 3. Robert Alvarez, MAC 4:54.93.

15-and-over, 1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 4:43.20, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO 4:50.78, time drop 58.61, 3. Ivan Grass, SOFLO 4:54.54, 4. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 4:58.60, 5. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 4:59.72, 6. Adrian Hernandez, SOFLO 5:00.64, time drop 7.88.

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