Seven SOFLO Swimmers Make Open Water Zone Team; SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher Wins Open Water 2K


By Sharon Robb
POMPANO BEACH, May 1, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club had seven swimmers qualify for the zone team Friday at the Florida Gold Coast Swimming Open Water Championships off Pompano Beach Pier.

Natalie Gembicki, 17, was SOFLO’s top girls’ finisher placing second in the 17-and-over 5K in 1 hour, 13 minutes and 22 seconds for the 3.1 course.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, and Alexander Miller, 16, were SOFLO boys’ top finishers, both placing their in their age groups. Vallmitjana finished in 1:10:15 for 13-14 and Miller finished in 1:10:19 for 15-16.

Joining Gembicki, Vallmitjana and Miller on the FGC zone team are Jemma Baldwin, 12, Izzy Wilson, 15, Amelie Bicerne, 15, and Ivan Grass, 17.

Mallory Schleicher, 19, was SOFLO’s lone winner in the girls 2K in 16:27, nearly three minutes ahead of Coral Springs’ Reese Maxwell in 19:25.

The Southern Zone Open Water Championship is May 14-15 at Camp Winona YMCA in DeLeon Springs.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS 5K

13-14, 1. Erin Reid, SAS 1:33.49, 2. Frankie Ninova, CANE 1:39:54, 3. Kalina Gitchev, CANE 1:46:46.
15-16, 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:11:29, 2. Evelyn Balog, PB 1:15:43, 3. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 1:20:12; SOFLO: 6. Gabriela Avila 1:36:21, 7. Dahlia Hirsh 1:38:09.
17-and-over, 1. Fatima Portillo, Azura 1:11:28, 2. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 1:13:22, 3. Samira Zambrano, MWA 1:15:30.
BOYS 5K
13-14, 1. Andreas DaSilva, WOW 1:06:31, 2. Dillon Metz, WOW 1:07:30, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:10:15; SOFLO: 4. Ryan Harries 1:19:53.
15-16, 1. Billy Connors, WOW 1:07:01, 2. Caleb Dasilva, WOW 1:08:04, 3. Alexander Miller, SOFLO 1:10:19; SOFLO: 4. Jaden Amores 1:10:53, 5. Hashan Ekanayake 1:12:43, 9. Derek Hau 1:21:38, 10. Abraham Penaloza 1:21:40, 11. Garrett Garcia-Stoddard 1:26:52.
17-and-over, 1 Maximiliano Paccot, Azura 1:00:16, 2. Abraham Flores, Azura 1:02:40, 3. Elias Segovia, Azura 1:02:41; SOFLO: 6. Ivan Grass 1:10:06.
GIRLS 2K
12-and-under, 1. Cali Jerabek, NPB 17:29, 2. Gia Euseppi, NPB 17:40, 3. Alina Rodriguez, PB 17:41, 4. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 17:44.
13-14, 1. Nikki Wood, PB 17:50, 2. Lucia Blanco, PB 17:51, 3. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 18:30.
17-and-over, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 16:37, 2. Reese Maxwell, CSSC 19:25.
BOYS 2K
12-and-under, 1. Elan Becker, SAS 18:32, 2. Alejandro Bahos Andrade, WOW 19:05.
13-14, 1. Becket Menacho, PB 16:37, 2. Ethan Persten, CSSC 17:45, 3. Alistair Bass, SFTL 17:56.
15-16, 1. Andrew Smith, PB 17:37, 2. tie, Everhart Fergus, WOW 17:43 and Adriano Brunetti, PB 17:43.
17-and-over, 1. Nick Potter, PB 16:34, 2. Lee Scharf, PB 21:47.

OPEN WATER ZONE TEAM ROSTERS
GIRLS

11-12, 1. Cali Jerabek, 2. Gia Euseppi, 3. Alina Rodriguez, 4. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO.
13-14, 1. Erin Reid, 2. Frankie Ninova, 3. Kalina Gitchev, 4. Allison Connors.
15-16, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO, 2. Lily Blanco, 3. Evelyn Balog, 4. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO.
Open, 1. Leslie Dame, 2. Natalie Gembecki, SOFLO, 3. Samira Zambrano.
BOYS
11-12, 1. Caleb Camponera, 2. Luke Reid.
13-14, 1. Andreas DaSilva, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO, 4. Kavon Clarke.
15-16, 1. Billy Connors, 2. Caleb DaSilva, 3. Lucas Young, 4. Michael Grenier.
Open, 1. Giuliano Brunetti, 2. Fernando Collazo, 3. Ivan Grass, SOFLO, 4. Kolby Hardin.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Will Compete In Rescheduled FGC Swimming Open Water Championships On Friday


By Sharon Robb
POMPANO BEACH, April 28, 2022–Two weeks after rough water conditions postponed the Florida Gold Coast Swimming Open Water Championships, event organizers will try again on Friday, weather and race conditions permitting.

South Florida Aquatic Club will have 18 swimmers compete in either the 5K or 2K races off Pompano Beach Pier. The 100- and 500-meter races were cancelled.

Swimmers ages 11-12 who want to be considered for FGC Open Water Zones will compete in the 2K.

Swimmers ages 13 and over who want to be considered for FGC Open Water Zones will compete in the 5K.

SOFLO swimmers entered are:
Jaden Amores, 15, 5,000
Gabriela Avila, 16, 5,000
Jemma Baldwin, 12, 2,000
Amelie Bicerne, 15, 5,000
Kaylee Del Rio, 15, 2,000
Hashan Ekanayake, 16, 5,000
Garrett Garcia-Studdard, 16, 5,000
Natalie Gembicki, 17, 5,000
Ivan Grass, 17, 5,000
Ryan Harries, 13, 5,000
Derek Hau, 15, 5,000
Adrian Hernandez, 17, 5,000
Dahlia Hirsh, 16, 5,000
Alexander Miller, 16, 5,000
Abraham Penaloza, 15, 5,000
Mallory Schleicher, 19, 2,000
Rose Seniuk, 13, 2,000
Juan Vallmitjana, 13, 5,000

Due to covid-19 guidelines complimentary hospitality will not be available to competitors, officials, or volunteers, only water will be available.

Results will be posted on the Pompano Piranhas website within 24 hours of the meet’s conclusion at Pompanopiranhas.com.

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

SOFLO Blue Tops SOFLO White On Opening Day Of Dual Meet; Amores, Smutny, Hau, Vallmitjana Shine


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, April 22, 2022–On a fun, vocal opening night, SOFLO Blue edged SOFLO White in the Intrasquad Dual Meet Friday night at Academic Village Pool.

The 13-and-over competition went down to the wire with the 4×50-meter freestyle relay clinching it for SOFLO Blue in combined, 723-719.

The SOFLO Blue relay of Alex Golding, Sophia Grubbs, Javier Colmenares and Mallory Schleicher won in 1:52.33 with a second place from SOFLO Blue teammates Ana Villamil, Manuel Melendez, Izzy Wilson and Agustin Rodrigues in 1:53.86.

SOFLO Blue defeated SOFLO White, 372-277 in the boys races and SOFLO White defeated SOFLO Blue, 370-275, in the girls competition.

Jenesys Amores, 13, of Blue won four events and had three time drops. She won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:17.63, dropping 12.09 seconds; 100-meter backstroke in 1:13.96, dropping 4.51; 100-meter freestyle in 1:04.40, dropping 4.86; and 200-meter backstroke in 2:38.56.

Lydia Smutny, 13, won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:46.46 and 400-meter freestyle in 4:57.71.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, won the 1500-meter freestyle in 17:37.39 with a time drop of 29.27 seconds; 100-meter freestyle in 58.75, dropping 2.67 and 200-meter backstroke in 2:33.74. He was also second in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:06.39 with a time drop of 7.40.

Derek Hau, 14, won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:05.15; 100-meter backstroke in 1:07.43 with a time drop of 2.47; and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:15.60.

SOFLO Blue swept the relays, winning the opening event, mixed 4×50-meter medley relay in 2:07.21 with the same foursome of Colmenares, Schleicher, Alex Golding and Grubbs.

The intrasquad meet concludes Saturday with Session II for 12-and-unders beginning 11 a.m.

Nearly 180 swimmers (100 boys and 74 girls) are competing in 650 events including relays in a spirited atmosphere.

Awards will be presented to top eight finishers, improvement, team spirit, team support and sportsmanship, determined by SOFLO coaches, a USA Swimming official and Boster Club Board of Director member.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED: 1. SOFLO Blue 723, 2. SOFLO White 719.
MEN: 1. SOFLO Blue 372, 2. SOFLO White 277.
WOMEN: SOFLO White 370, 2. SOFLO Blue 275.

GIRLS
Mixed 4×50-meter medley relay: 1. Blue A (Javier Colmenares, Mallory Schleicher, Alex Golding, Sophia Grubbs) 2:07.21, 2. White A 2:07.35, 3. Blue B 2:10.72.

200-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Jenesys Amores, Blue 2:17.63, time drop 12.09, 2. Lydia Smutny, White 2:23.86, time drop 1.25, 3. Tania Mantilla, Blue 2:24.12.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, White 2:13.74, 2. Olivia Dinehart, White 2:13.83, 3. Michelle Marinheiro, White 2:17.95.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Jenesys Amores, Blue 1:13.96, 2. Sofia Lugo, White 1:19.12, 3. Mikhel Martin, Blue 1:21.10.
15-and-over, 1. Mallory Schleicher, Blue 1:10.22, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, White 1:11.65, 3. Mariann Catalasan, White 1:14.12, time drop 1.61.

100-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Ainsley Miller, White 1:28.10, time drop 1.37, 2. Elise Dinehart, Blue 1:30.39, 3. Katelyn Gembicki, White 1:33.57.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, White 1:18.96, 2. Ana Villamil, Blue 1:19.26, 3. Sophia Grubbs, Blue 1:21.22.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Lydia Smutny, White 2:46.46, 2. Tania Mantilla, Blue 2:58.44.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, White 2:31.42, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, White 2:33.01, 3. Michelle Marinheiro, White 2:34.76.

50-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, White 28.96, time drop 0.41, 2. Anjana Andapally, White 30.53, time drop 0.36, 3. Amelia Bicerne, Blue 30.65, time drop 0.30.
15-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, Blue 28.25, 2. Sally Golding, White 28.98, time drop 0.55, 3. Sabrina Osorio, Blue 30.75, time drop 2.42.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Jenesys Amores, Blue 1:04.40, time drop 4.86, 2. Tania Mantilla, Blue 1:07.37, 3. Katelyn Gembicki, White 1:08.01.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, White 1:01.90, 2. Mallory Schleicher, Blue 1:02.48, 3. Gabriela Avila, White 1:04.11.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Jenesys Amores, Blue 2:38.56, 2. Lydia Smutny, White 2:53.75.
15-and-over, 1. Mariann Catalasan, White 2:42.18, 2. Sophia Grubbs, Blue 2:47.44, 3. Sofia Osorio, Blue 2:49.79.

200-meter breasstroke:
13-14, 1. Elise Dinehart, Blue 3:17.48, 2. Katelyn Gembicki, White 3:23.63, 3. Haley Garcia, Blue 3:30.63.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, White 2:47.76, 2. Mariann Catalasan, White 2:59.14, 3. Sabrina Osorio, Blue 3:03.49.

400-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Lydia Smutny, White 4:57.71, 2. Amelie Bicerne, Blue 4:57.81, 3. Tania Mantilla, Blue 5:13.74.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, White 4:45.64, 2. Cali Harries, White 5:16.44.

100-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Sofia Lugo, White 1:15.83, 2. Anjana Andapally, White 1:19.61, time drop 4.72, 3. Isabella Montes, White 1:20.81.
15-and-over, 1. Mallory Schleicher, Blue 1:09.03, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, White 1:09.14, 3. Ana Villamil, Blue 1:09.25.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sarah Vasquez, White 5:52.89, time drop 1.71, 2. Mikhel Martin, Blue 6:20.70.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, White 5:21.48, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, White 5:27.71.

1500-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, Blue 19:21.36, 2. Sarah Vasquez, White, 19:24.96, time drop 6.20, 3. Elise Dinehart, Blue 20:21.25.

BOYS
200-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Felipe Rodriguez, Blue 2:16.39, 2. Joshua Menezes, Blue 2:22.63, time drop 8.34, 3. Matt McVeigh, Blue 2:24.52, time drop 2.54.
15-and-over, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, Blue 2:03.65, 2. Manuel Melendez, Blue 2:04.43, time drop 3.67, 3. Adrian Hernandez, Whiter 2:05.44.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Derek Hau, Blue 1:07.43, time drop 2.47, 2. Maximiliano Remmele, White 1:13.53, time drop 2.63, 3. Matt McVeigh, Blue 1:15.27.
15-and-over, 1. Jaden Amores, Blue 1:06.70, time drop 0.41, 2. Alexander Miller, White 1:07.97, 3. Sebastian Lares, White 1:08.20.

100-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Derek Hau, Blue 1:15.60, 2. Felipe Rodriguez, Blue 1:18.88, 3. Benjamin Kim, White 1:22.49, time drop 0.68.
15-and-over, 1. Javier Colmenares, Blue 1:09.57, 2. Manuel Melendez, Blue 1:10.42, 3. Alex Golding, Blue 1:15.30.

200-meter butterfly:
15-and-over, 1. Nicholas Pelaez, White 2:27.22, 2. Wisthon Rendon, White 2:15.31, 3. Javier Roman, Blue 2:17.50.

50-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Tristan Dons, Blue 28.55, 2. Felipe Rodriguez, Blue 28.56, time drop 0.51, 3. Mason Jimenez, White 29.80, time drop 0.69.
15-and-over, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, Blue 26.29, 2. Adrian Hernandez, White 26.69, 3. Sebastian Lares, White 27.22.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, White 58.75, time drop 2.67, 2. Derek Hau, Blue 59.82, 3. Mason Jimenez, White 1:03.82, time drop 1.05.
15-and-over, 1. Javier Colmenares, Blue 57.82, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Blue 57.83, 3. Manuel Melendez, Blue 58.40.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, White 2:33.74, 2. Maximiliano Remmele, White 2:38.20, 3. Diego Reveron, White 3:14.57.
15-and-over, 1. Alex Golding, Blue 2:23.58, 2. Jaden Amores, Blue 2:25.34, time drop 0.68, 3. Alexander Miller, White 2:33.18.

200-meter breasstroke:
13-14, 1. Leo Shee, Blue 2:59.33, time drop 2.62, 2. Joshua Menezes. Blue 3:00.89, 3. Joseph Blake-Natino, White 3:03.35.
15-and-over, 1. Javier Colmenares, Blue 2:40.27, 2. Manuel Melendez, Blue 2:40.67, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, Blue 2:57.93.

400-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Maimiliano Remmele, White 5:06.18, 2. Kenny Paas, White 5:08.08, time drop 29.27, 3. Martin Petkov, Blue 5:19.09, time drop 17.42.
15-and-over, 1. Ivan Grass, White 4:34.87, 2. Hashan Ekanayake, Blue 4:35.19, 3. Felix Gonzalez, White 4:38.66.

100-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Derek Hau, Blue 1:05.15, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, White 1:06.39, time drop 7.40, 3. Benjamin Kim, White 1:10.42, time drop 4.78.
15-and-over, 1. Jaden Amores, Blue 1:02.83, time drop 1.40, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Blue 1:03.06, 3. Adrian Hernandez, White 1:03.12.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Joshua Menezes, Blue 5:34.39, time drop 15.22, 2. Maximiliano Remmele, White 5:45.43, 3. Tristan Dons, Blue 5:46.44.
15-and-over, 1. Javier Colmenares, Blue 5:14.08, 2. Luke Mercier, Blue 6:11.02, 3. Javier Roman, Blue 5:00.61.

4×50-meter freestyle relay: 1. Blue A (Alex Golding, Sophia Grubbs, Javier Colmenares, Mallory Schleicher) 1:52.33, 2. Blue B 1:53.86, 3. White A 1:54.65.

1500-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, White 17:37.39, time drop 29.27, 2. Tristan Dons, Blue 20:12.05.

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

SOFLO’s Schleicher, Wilson Among Nation’s Best At U.S. Open Water National And Junior Championships


By Sharon Robb
FORT MYERS BEACH, March 31, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club’s Mallory Schleicher and Isabelle (Izzy) Wilson will compete this weekend in the U.S. Open Water National & Junior Championships.

The nation’s top open water swimmers will compete for several roster spots at various meets.

The competition begins Friday and runs through Sunday at Lynn Hall Beach Park.

According to the psych sheet, Schleicher, 17, a University of Florida commit, will compete in the 5K National Championship and Wilson, 14, will swim the 7.5K Junior National Championships.

Other local swimmers entered are University of Florida’s Anna Auld, 17, (10K/5K); Blair Stoneburg, 16, (10K/5K) of Treasure Coast Aquatics; Brynn Stoneburg, 15, of Treasure Coast Aquatics (7.5K Junior).

Among top seeds are 2020 Olympians Erica Sullivan, Michael Brinegar and Katie Grimes. Joining them are Open Water National Team members Mariah Denigan, Leah DeGeorge and brothers Dylan and Brennan Gravley.

Open Water champion David Heron heads the field. In last year’s event, he finished first in both the 5K and 10K. It was the first time in nine Open Water National Championships appearances where he won both events.

The top finishers will make the upcoming U.S. Open Water National Team and U.S. Open Water National Junior Team, 2022 FINA Open Water World Championships U.S. team and 2022 FINA World Junior Open Water Championships U.S. teams.

The 2022 U.S. Open Water National Team, which will be active May 1-October 31, 2022, will be based on the top six male and top six female finishers in the 10K event at the 2022 Open Water National Championships held at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Selection to the 2022-23 U.S. Open Water National Team, which will be active November 1, 2022-May 1, 2023, will be decided based on a results-based points system across two domestic and four international open water competitions. At the conclusion of these competitions, the top six male and top six female swimmers with the most points will be named to the 2022-23 U.S. Open Water National Team.

Selection to the U.S. roster for the 2022 FINA Open Water World Championships, which takes place June 26-30 in Budapest, Hungary, will follow a similar points-based system. Points will be distributed to top finishers from the 2022 Open Water National Championships 5K and 10K events, as well as top finishers in the events at the 2022 FINA Marathon Swim World Series in Portugal, which takes place May 28-29, 2022. Following the results of the two competitions, the six male and six female swimmers with the most points will represent the U.S. at the 2022 FINA Open Water World Championships.

The U.S. Open Water National Junior Team will be comprised of the top two male and top two female finishers in the 10K at the Open Water National Championships, the top finishing male and female from a 10K race to be held in October, the top finishers from the junior 7.5K event at the Open Water Junior National Championships and any male or female individual medalist at the 2022 FINA Open Water World Junior Championships.

Selection for the 2022 FINA World Junior Open Water Championships, which will take place September 1-4 in Beau Vallon, Seychelles, will be based off the following age-group finishers from the 2022 Open Water National Junior Championships:
Top two male, top two female finishers from the 5K Junior Nationals (14-15 Age Group).
Top two male, top two female finishers from the 7.5K Junior Nationals (16-17 Age Group).
Top two male, top two female finishers from the 10K Nationals (18-19 Eligible Athletes).

All additional information will be updated to the competition’s event page. The action is being streamed each morning on http://www.usaswimming.org/watch.

RACE START TIMES (There has been a change to the National 5K start time)

10K National Championships (Open + 19&U)
    Friday, April 1, 2022-  Women’s Race 8:00 am - Men’s Race 10:30 am 
5K Junior National Championships (15-U Age Group) 
    Saturday, April 2, 2022 Men’s Race 8:00 am -  Women’s Race 8:05 am  
5K National Championships (Open) ** Please Note this is different than what is posted in the meet information
    Sunday, April 3, 2022 Men’s Race 8:00am - Women’s Race 8:05am  
7.5K Junior National Championships (16-17 Age Group)
    Sunday, April 3, 2022 Men’s Race 10:00am - Women’s Race 10:05am

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Captures Eighth Florida Gold Coast Senior Championship Title; Horrego Double Winner On Final Day


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 20, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club added another chapter in its team history after winning the combined, women’s and men’s team titles of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO topped a field of 36 teams from Broward, Palm Beach and Metro-Dade to win the combined team title with a record 2,048 points topping its previous record of 2,007 set at last year’s short course championships.

TS Aquatics finished runner-up with 946 points for its best finish in a major championship meet. Pine Crest Swimming was third with 673.5.

SOFLO won the women’s team title with 1,072.5, also a record, ahead of TS Aquatics with 579.5 and Pine Crest Swimming with 530.

SOFLO won the men’s team title with 976 points ahead of Metro Aquatics with 465 and Azura Florida Aquatics with 421.

SOFLO won the title with 53 swimmers (32 boys and 21 girls) competing in 301 individual events and on 16 relay teams.

SOFLO’s and University of Florida-bound Mallory Schleicher won girls’ high point with 132 points and Olivia Dinehart was runner-up with 128 points and Elena Dinehart was fourth with 117.

Izzy Wilson saved her best for last winning the 1,650-yard freestyle in 17:20.11. SOFLO’s Michelle Marinheiro, 19, broke 18 minutes in the 1,650-yard freestyle to finish fifth in a best time 17:43.48.

Honduran Olympian Julio Horrego was a double winner in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 53.07, dropping 0.78 seconds and 200-yard individual medley in 1:48.78.

Former SOFLO swimmer Juan Mora was second behind Horrego in the 100-yard breaststroke in 54.82 in his final Florida Gold Coast meet appearance before participating in Doral’s graduation ceremonies in May and heading off to the Naval Academy in June.

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.64.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 2,048.5, 2. TS Aquatics 946.5, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 673.5, 4. Azura 668, 5. Metro Aquatics 651, 6. Gulliver 620, 7. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 521, 8. Midtown Weston 520.5, 9. Plantation 450, 10. Swim Fort Lauderdle 425.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,072.5, 2. TS Aquatics 579.5, 3. Pine Crest 530.5, 4. Midtown Weston 513.5, 5. Gulliver 374.5, 6. St. Andrew’s 270, 7. Azura 247, 8. Pompano Beach Piranhas 188, 9. Metro Aquatics 186, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 157.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 976, 2. Metro Aquatics 465, 3. Azura 421, 4. Plantation 405, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 400, 6. TS Aquatics 367, 7. Eagle Aquatics 269.5, 8. St. Andrew’s 251, 9. Gulliver 245.5, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 147.

TOP 20 HIGH POINT AWARDS
WOMEN: 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 132; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 128, 4. Elena Dinehart 117, 8. Natalie Gembicki 91, 14. Maddy Smutny 69, 16. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 65.
MEN: 1. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 138; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 102, 10. Julio Horrego 93, 14. Alex Golding 73, 22. Javier Roman 45, 23. Sebastian Lares 44, 24. Enrique Rodriguez 42, 28. tie, Wisthon Rendon 37 and Austin Nelson, 37.

WOMEN
1,650-yard freestyle: 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 17:20.11, 2. Britta Schwengle, Azura 17:27.16, 3. Jessica Smith, WOW 17:36.66; SOFLO: 5. Michelle Marinheiro 17:43.48, time drop 18.02.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jillian Crooks, TSA 55.26,2. Sirena Rowe, Azura 55.36, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 56.71; SOFLO: 20. Sara Quintero 1:00.66, 21. Gabriella DeLuna 1:00.11.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 1:01.72, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:03.64, 3. Julimar Avila, Azura 1:03.67; SOFLO: 10. Sophia Grubbs 1:07.43, 13. Ana Villamil 1:06.89, 22. Sally Golding 1:09.01, 23. Sabrina Osorio 1:09.41.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Sirena Rowe, Azura 23.00, 2. Lismar Lyon, MWA 23.05, 3. Jillian Crooks, TSA 23.06; SOFLO: 9. Natalie Gembicki 24.32, 14. Ana Villamil 24.68, 20. Maddy Smutny 25.08, 24. Gabriela Avila 25.17.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 2:01.13, 2. Julimar Avila, Azura 2:01.34, 3. Riley Botting, PC 2:03.08; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:04.44, 5. Olivia Dinehart 2:05.92, 7. Natalie Gembicki 2:07.99, 10. Elena Dinehart 2:08.85, 15. Maddy Smutny 2:10.29, 19. Gabriella DeLuna 2:11.96, 23. Sally Golding 2:11.60.

MEN
1,650-yard freestyle: 1. Gabriel Araya, Azura 15:36.16, 2. Dylan Felt, SFTL 1:46.78, 3. Sauod Alshamroukh, Azura 16:06.16; SOFLO: 10. Ivan Grass 16:34.61, 15. Hashan Ekanayake 16:48.81, 17. Felix Gonzalez 16:50.66, 20. Nicholas Pelaez 17:13.97.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 48.60, 2. Landon Kyser, HAT 49.05, 3. Alex Marrero, PST 49.41; SOFLO: 7. Ricardo Roche 50.63, 9. Sebastian Lares 51.00, 10. Aldo Zepeda 52.18, 15. Enrique Rodriguez 52.81, 16. Austin Nelson 52.94, 19. Alejandro Mateus 53.81.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 53.07, 2. Juan Mora, UN 54.82, 3. Kito Campbell, UN 56.62; SOFLO: 5. Javier Colmenares 56.84, 11. Manuel Melendez 59.50, 14. Alex Golding 1:00.48, 21. Javier Roman 1:01.08.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 20.22, 2. Sidrell Williams, Azura 20.60, 3. Zarek Wilson, TSA 20.80; SOFLO: 25. Agustin Rodriguez 22.01.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 1:48.78, 2. Esteban Nunez Del Prado, Azura 1:49.24, 3. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:51.48; SOFLO: 4. Ricardo Roche 1:52.09, 6. Javier Colmenares 1:53.96, 11. Alex Golding 1:54.27, 13. Enrique Rodriguez 1:56.36, 14. Javier Roman 1:57.24, 22. Wisthon Rendon 1:59.33, 27. Adrian Hernandez 2:00.86, 28. Alejandro Mateus 2:02.26.

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Clinches Eighth FGC Senior Championship With One Day To Go


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 19, 2022–With two sessions to go, South Florida Aquatic Club has already clinched the combined, women’s and men’s team titles of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships at Academic Village Pool.

Buoyed by depth, talent and home pool advantage, SOFLO has compiled 1,621.5 points in the combined team standings. TS Aquatics is second with 802 and Metro Aquatics is third with 591.5.

The women’s team has 871.5 points followed by TS Aquatics with 463 and Midtown Weston with 436.5.

The men’s team has 750 points followed by Metro Aquatics with 405.5 and Plantation Swim Team with 345.

SOFLO is on track to break its 2021 short course combined team total record of 2,007 points.

SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher won the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:20.88, dropping 1.92 seconds. Teammate Olivia Dinehart was second in 4:24.70.

Olivia Dinehart won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:15.14.

SOFLO’s women’s 400-yard freestyle was second in 3:30.49 with Schleicher, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny and Olivia Dinehart. TS Aquatics added another impressive win with its relay going 3:25.92 with Maria Morales, Keianna Moss, Jillian Crooks and Tawannah McLemore.

Alex Golding, Javier Colmenares and men’s 400-yard freestyle relay were SOFLO’s top men’s finishers.

Golding was second in the 400 IM in a best time 4:05.72, dropping 3.18 seconds. Colmenares was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:03.93, dropping 0.75.

SOFLO’s relay was second in 3:06.78 with Sebastian Lares, Agustin Rodriguez, Golding and Ricardo Roche. TS Aquatics won its second relay of the night in 3:05.81 with Joshua Cajuste, Zarek Wilson, Mason Green and Eddy Marin.

SOFLO won the title with 53 swimmers (32 boys and 21 girls) competing in 301 individual events and 16 relay teams entered.

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

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

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,621.5, 2. TS Aquatics 802.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 591.5, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 531.5, 5. Gulliver 519, 6. Midtown Weston 440.5, 7. St. Andrew’s 421. 8. Plantation 390, 9. Swim Fort Lauderdale 346, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 287.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 871.5, 2. TS Aquatics 463, 3. Midtown Weston 436.5, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 397.5, 5. Gulliver 306.5.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 750, 2. Metro Aquatics 405.5, 3. Plantation 345, 4. TS Aquatics 339.5, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 337.

WOMEN
400-yard individual medley: 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:20.88, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 4:24.70, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 4:25.00; SOFLO: 7. Isabelle Wilson 4:41.53, 12. Sophie Grubbs 4:49.19, 14. Ana Villamil 4:52.34, 20. Sofia Osorio 5:01.26.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jillian Crooks, TSA 1:49.49, 2. Erin Miller, SAS 1:50.62, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 1:51.62; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 1:52.76, 9. Natalie Gembicki 1:54.07, 11. Maddy Smutny 1:52.88.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:15.14, 2. Riley Botting, PC 2:17.22, 3. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:20.76; SOFLO: 9. Sophia Grubbs 2:26.49, 10. Ana Villamil 2:32.67, 14. Sabrina Osorio 2:28.05, 16. Sally Golding 2:28.21.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Lismar Lyon, MWA 54.31, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 54.62, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 54.99; SOFLO: 9. Maddy Smutny 57.53, 10. Mallory Schleicher 57.81, 12. Elena Dinehart 56.99.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Midtown Weston 1:45.69 (Kendra Gomez, Victoria Torres, Lismar Lyon, Mariana Cote), 2. Pine Crest 1:45.77, 3. TS Aquatics 1:47.07, 4. SOFLO A 1:48.37 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Mallory Schleicher), 5. SOFLO B 1:51.15 (Gabriella DeLuna, Sophia Grubbs, Ana Villamil, Natalie Gembicki).

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. TS Aquatics 3:25.92 (Maria Morales, Keianna Moss, Jillian Crooks, Tawannah McLemore), 2. SOFLO A 3:30.49 (Mallory Schleicher, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Olivia Dinehart), 3. Pine Crest 3:31.02, 5. SOFLO B 3:34.32 (Ana Villamil, Michelle Marinheiro, Sally Golding, Natalie Gembicki).

MEN
400-yard individual medley: 1. Esteban Nunez Del Prado, Azura 4:00.65, 2. Alex Golding, SOFLO 4:05.72, time drop 3.18, 3. Giulian Martin, CANE 4:06.89; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 4:07.69, time drop 0.81, 5. Adrian Hernandez 4:08.73, 6. Enrique Rodriguez 4:09.39, 14. Alejandro Mateus 4:20.63, 16. Felix Gonzalez 4:25.13, 19. Stephen Kim 4:28.16.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:35.41, 2. Dylan Felt, SFTL 1:38.94, 3. Davidson Vincent, Azura 1:40.50; SOFLO: 4. Ricardo Roche 1:40.66, 8. Sebastian Lares 1:40.97.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:01.80, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:03.93, 3. Brandon Moran, Azura 2:06.00; SOFLO: 4. Alex Golding 2:07.17, 6. Javier Roman 2:09.29, 9. Manuel Melendez 2:21.34.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Esteban Nunez Del Prado, Azura 47.81, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 48.03, 3. Davidson Vincent, Azura 48.05; SOFLO: 16. Wisthon Rendon 51.70.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Metro Aquatics 1:35.27, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:35.44, 3. Plantation 1:35.46, 4. SOFLO A 1:35.56 (Ricardo Roche, Javier Colmenares, Javier Roman, Sebastian Lares), 7. SOFLO B 1:37.95 (Aldo Zepeda, Manuel Melendez, Wisthon Rendon, Agustin Rodiguez).

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. TS Aquatics 3:05.81 (Joshua Cajuste, Zarek Wilson, Mason Green, Eddy Marin), 2. SOFLO A 3:06.78 (Sebastian Lares, Agustin Rodriguez, Alex Golding, Ricardo Roche), 3. Metro Aquatics 3:08.52.

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

SOFLO’s Julio Horrego Wins On Day Two Of USA Swimming Southern Zone South Sectionals


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, February 11, 2022—Julio Horrego of South Florida Aquatic Club had no problem winning his signature event Friday at the USA Swimming Southern Zone South Sectional Championships at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Horrego, 23, a 2020 Tokyo Olympian for Honduras, won in 1:02.23 ahead of Luca Pfyffer, 26, swimming unattached in 1:03.48 and Dario Martin, 17, of Olympus Swimming Club in 1:04.43. Like Katie Ledecky, he also swam faster then he did in Tokyo where he went 1:02.45 in the early heats.

On opening day, Horrego was third in the 50-meter breaststroke in 28.42 behind U.S. Olympians Michael Andrew (27.79) and Caeleb Dressel (28.22). He has the 200 IM, 50 freestyle and 200 breaststroke left to swim.

SOFLO teammates Olivia Dinehart finished eighth in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:14.60 and Mallory Schleicher was ninth in the 400 IM in 5:01.34. Enrique Rodriguez, 17, had a nice drop of 4.73 seconds in the 400-meter individual medley to finish 15th in 4:46.53. His previous best was 4:51.26.

In only her second meet since the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Katie Ledecky did it again. Ledecky, 24, swimming unattached for Gainesville Swim Club where she trains and coaches, swam and won the 200-meter freestyle in a faster time than she did at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After going 1:56.09 in morning prelims, she went 1:54.66 in finals. Her Olympic finish was 1:55.21. Ledecky also won the 400 IM in 4:39.68, her first appearance in the event since 2019.

Ledecky has the 400 and 1500 freestyle left to swim.

In other finals:
Olympian Caeleb Dressel won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:49.96 and 100-meter butterfly in 51.95. It was his first time swimming the events since Tokyo.

Virginia-bound Zoe Skirboll won the 100-meter breaststoke in 1:10.47 just ahead of Azura’s Nicole Frank in 1:10.87.

In her only event of the meet, Canadian Olympian Summer McIntosh won the 100-meter butterfly in 59.28, the only swimmer to go under 1 minute. It was her first time cracking 1 minute.

Bolles’s Michael Mullen led from start-to-finish to win the 400 IM in 4:29.68.

Sarasota Sharks won the women’s 800-meter freestyle relay in a meet record 8:20.60 with Gracie Weyant, Addison Sauickie, Michaela Mattes and Bailey O’Regan. SOFLO was fifth in 8:41.58 with Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny and Mallory Schleicher. Bolles won the men’s relay in 7:45.42 ahead of Azura in 7:48.11.

The Speedo Championship Series four-day meet continues Saturday with prelims at 9 a.m., time trials at 1:30 p.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

SOFLO has 34 swimmers qualified in 151 individual events and has 20 relay teams in 10 relay events.

Defending champion SOFLO made club history in 2021 winning back-to-back Southern Zone South Sectional Championships. In February, SOFLO won the combined team title, was second among women and third among men. In July, SOFLO won the combined team title and boys team titles and girls were second.

FRIDAY RESULTS
WOMEN

200-meter freestyle: 1. Katie Ledecky, UN 1:54.66, 2. Natalie Hinds, UN 2:00.60, 3. Addison Sauickie, SYS 2:00.91; SOFLO: 18. Maddy Smutny 2:06.99; FGC: 5. Blair Stoneburg, TCA 2:03.33, 7. Ella Martinez, SAS 2:04.65, 13. Julimar Avila, Azura 2:06.40, 19. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 2:07.68, 21. Brynn Stoneburg, TCA 2:08.72, 22. Mariana Cote, MWA 2:09.46.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Zoe Skirboll, RXA 1:10.47, 2. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 1:10.87, 3. Gracie Weyant, SYS 1:11.87; SOFLO: 8. Olivia Dinehart 1:14.60; FGC: 5. Micaela Sierra, Azura 1:12.94, 17. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:15.26, 21. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:16.85.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Summer McIntosh, Canada 59.28, 1. Addison Reese, LAK 1:01.08, 3. Addison Sauickie, SYS 1:01.36; SOFLO: 21. Elena Dinehart 1:04.94; FGC: 6. Julimar Avila, Azura 1:02.68, 11. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 1:03.79, 12. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:04.10.

400 IM: 1. Katie Ledecky, UN 4:39.68, 2. Michaela Mattes, SYS 4:48.33, 3. Megan Wheeler, NKB 4:50.22; SOFLO: 9. Mallory Schleicher 5:01.34, 21. Olivia Dinehart 5:12.78; FGC: 7. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 4:59.12, 10. Mariana Cote, MWA 5:03.88.

800 freestyle relay: 1. Sarasota Sharks 8:20.60, 2. Bolles 8:37.63, 3. Nepean Kanata Barracudas 8:38.62, 4. Azura 8:41.36, 5. SOFLO 8:41.58, 15. SOFLO B 9:07.43.

MEN
200-meter freestyle: 1. Caeleb Dressel, GSC 1:49.96, 2. Andres Cabrera, Bolles 1:52.51, 3. Kayden Lancaster, Bolles 1:54.45; FGC: 11. Gabriel Araya, Azura 1:57.02, 19. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:57.00, 22. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 1:58.14, 23. Esteban Del Prado, Azura 2:00.70.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 1:02.23, 2. Luca Pfyffer, UN 1:03.48, 3. Dario Martin OSC 1:04.43; SOFLO: 15. Javier Colmenares 1:08.03; FGC: 5. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:05.06, 16. Chase Foulds, SAS 1:08.07.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Caeleb Dressel, GSC 51.95, 2. Mitchell Ledford, TCS 54.35, 3. Martin Espernberger, Bolles 54.63; FGC: 4. Davidson Vincent, Azura 55.14, 6. Yeziel Morales, Azura 55.60, 8. Esteban Del Prado, Azura 59.20, 9. Leif Bouwman, UN 56.18, 10. Jayhan Odlum-Smith, Azura 56.26, 12. Gabriel Araya, Azura 57.07, 18. Landon Kyser, HAT 58.06.

400-meter IM: 1. Michael Mullen, Bolles 4:29.68, 2. Amadeusz Knop, SYS 4:30.57, 3. Mark Szarnek, GSC 4:31.30; SOFLO: 15. Enrique Rodriguez 4:46.53, 4.73 time drop, 22. Adrian Hernandez 4:53.05, 23. Javier Colmenares 4:53.07; FGC: 4. Dario Martin, OSC 4:33.36, 10. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 4:41.11, 21. Nikita Efimov, OSC 4:52.63.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 7:45.42, 2. Azura 7:41.11, 3. Trinity Prep 7:51.08, 9. SOFLO A 8:11.21 (Alex Golding, Wisthon Rendon, Javier Roman, Enrique Rodriguez) 11. SOFLO B 8:18.31 (Aldo Zepeda, Adrian Hernandez, Austin Nelson, Ivan Grass).

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Captures Combined, Boys Team Titles At 31st Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, December 12, 2021—In one of the most competitive meets of the year, South Florida Aquatic Club defended its combined and boys team titles Sunday at the 31st annual Speedo Winter Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The defending champion boys team led throughout the meet and won with 958.50 points. Metro Aquatics was second with 741 and St. Andrew’s Aquatics was third with 530.

The girls team moved into second place on the final day and finished with 491 points behind girls champion St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 864.

SOFLO, buoyed by depth, relays and talent, rallied on the final day to overtake early leader St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 1,449.50 points. St. Andrew’s finished runner-up with 1,394 and Metro Aquatics was third with 1,211.

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

The competitiveness and parity of the four-day meet, one of the state’s oldest, signalled the return of Florida Gold Coast teams after months of recovering from the pandemic.

Among SOFLO winners were:

Gianna Martin, 10, 100-yard breaststroke, best time 1:18.63, time drop 2.16.

Noah Mejias, 10, 100-yard butterfly, best time 1:05.06, time drop 2.20; 100-yard individual medley, best time 1:08.45, time drop 4.00. Mejias was second in boys 10-and-under high point with 54 points just 2.50 points behind Alejandro Ruiz of Metro Aquatics.

Juan Vallmitjana, 12, 100-yard breaststroke, best time 1:09.37, time drop 3.19; 200-yard freestyle, best time 1:54.19, time drop 0.58. Vallmitjana was 11-12 boys high point winner with 72 points.

Javier Colmenares, 15, 100-yard breaststroke, best time 57.63,time drop 0.34.

Juan Mora, 17, 100-yard individual medley, 50.82.

Ricardo Roche, 22, 100-yard backstroke, best time 51.11, 0.97 time drop.

SOFLO won the boys’ 11-12 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:48.43 with Ryan Harries, Connor Jimenez, Maximiliano Remmele and Juan Vallmitjana.

SOFLO was second in the boys’ 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:59.01 with Lance Bergeron-Menard, Noah Mejias, Toma Petkov and Guillermo Mantilla and 13-14 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:34.88 with Carlos Rincon, Mason Jimenez, Tristan Dons and Felix Gonzalez.

SOFLO girls were second in the 11-12 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:15.01 with Sofia Rodriguez, Jianna Amores, Olivia Watson and Saree Young.

SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher, 18, earned 17-and-over girls high point honors with 53 points.

Aruba-based Giants Aquatics founder and coach Jordy Groters, 25, competed in eight events in between coaching his 13 swimmers. His highest finish was fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke final in 26.14. On the final night, he was fifth in the 100-yard individual medley in 53.55 and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.02. One of his swimmers, Celine Samson qualified for her first-ever championship final in the 50-yard breaststroke. Her 38.92 prelim time for 9-10-year-olds is a club record.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,449.50, 2. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1,394, 3. Metro Aquatics 1,211, 4. Midtown Weston 583, 5. Jupiter Dragons 571.50.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 864, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 491, 3. Metro Aquatics 470, 4. Midtown Weston 448, 5. Wellington 412.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 958.5, 2. Metro Aquatics 741, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 530, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 332, 5. Plantation Swim Team 291.

HIGH POINT GIRLS
10-and-under, 1. Yurika Duardo, Blue Marlins 56; SOFLO: 9. Gianna Martin 25.
11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, St. Andrew’s 77.
13-14, 1. Gioia Balzano, Eagle Aquatics 66.
15-16, 1. Jillian Crooks, TS Aquatics 62; SOFLO: 7. Ana Villamil 43.50, 10. Nat Gembicki 32.50, 19. tie, Izzy Wilson 20 and Gabriella DeLuna 20, 23. Sophia Grubbs 19.
17-and-over, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 53.

HIGH POINT BOYS
10-and-under, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, Metro Aquatics 56.50; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 54, 7. Guillermo Mantilla 35.
11-12, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 72; SOFLO: 11. Josha Menezes 28, 16. Maximiliano Remmele 23.50, 18. Adrian Rendon 22, 20. Ryan Harries 21, 22. Connor Jimenez 20.
13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, Metro Aquatics 77; SOFLO: 17. Felix Gonzalez 21, 19. Jaden Amores 19.
15-16, 1. Zarek Wilson, TS Aquatics 75; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 59, 12. Alejandro Mateus 24, 14. Adrian Hernandez 21, 17. Austin Nelson 19, 20. Ivan Grass 16, 24. Aldo Zepeda 12.
17-and-over, 1. Gabriel Araya, Azura 60; SOFLO: 4. Juan Mora 52, 7. Ricardo Roche 39, 9. Alex Golding 30, 12. Wisthon Rendon 24, 15. Sebastian Lares 20, 21. Enrique Rodriguez 15.

GIRLS
200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:59.29, 2. Granite Falls 2:05.87, 3. Coral Springs Swim Club 2:07.72, 5. SOFLO A 2:13.87 (Christie Ann Lumsden, Joanna Valdiviezo, Sofia Duranti, Gianna Martin).

400-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Granite Falls 4:04.78, 2. SOFLO B 4:15.01 (Sofia Rodriguez, Jianna Amores, Olivia Wilson, Saree Young), 3. Wellington 4:15.91, 6. SOFLO 4:08.22 (Mckenzie McPherson, Sofia Gomez, Rose Seniuk, Jemma Baldwin).

13-14, 1. Westchester Aquatic Club 3:42.62, 2. Coral Springs 3:53.12, 3. Pine Crest 3:59.29.

Open, 1. Jupiter 3:36.03, 2. Westchester Aquatic Club 3:37.83, 3. Warwick 3:37.97, 4. SOFLO B 3:44.00 (Sarah Acevedo, JennaMarie Brames, Izzy Wilson, Gabriela Avila).

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 1:08.52, 2. Molly Behrend, WEST 1:10.44, 3. Camila Correa, MAC 1:10.59.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, SAS 2:15.63, 2. Natalie Dufflocq, NPB 2:17.56, 3. Veronica Metz, WOW 2:22.44; SOFLO: 6. Mackenzie McPherson 2:40.21.

13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:04.65, 2. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:05.96, 3. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:08.36; SOFLO: 7. Lydia Smutny 2:16.97, time drop 5.71, 8. Amanda Grubbs 2:17.43, time drop 8.04.

15-16, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 2:00.09, 2. Mariana Cote, MWA 2:08.36, 3. Keianna Moss, MAC 2:08.90; SOFLO: 9. Izzy Wilson 2:14.19, time drop 4.39.

17-and-over, 1. Sophia Diaz, MAC 2:02.79, 2. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 2:04.35, 3. Paige Lane, PCS 2:08.09; SOFLO: 6. Sarah Acevedo 2:15.00, 8. JennaMarie Brames 2:20.27.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 1:18.63, time drop 2.16, 2. Yurika Duardo, BMHG 1:20.21, 3. Alma Cancio Jorge, MAC 1:21.91; SOFLO: 4. Christie Ann Lumsden 1:22.38.

11-12, 1. Tessa Broedell, JUP 1:10.48, 2. Emma Han, WOW 1:11.30, 3. Lily Reed, SAS 1:12.84.

13-14, 1. Reese Andres, SAS 1:05.76, 2. Abby King, WEST 1:06.17, 3. Kiera Rampersad, EA 1:07.64.

15-16, 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:04.54, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 1:05.61, 3. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 1:06.86, time drop 0.08; SOFLO: 5. Amanda Grubbs 1:07.63, 8. Mariann Catalasan 1:09.46, time drop 0.05.

17-and-over, 1. Kate Kaplan, CCPR 1:05.98, 2. Victoria Torres, MWA 1:06.22, 3. Emily Malpeso, WEST 1:07.80; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 1:08.57, time drop 3.96, 6. Sally Golding 1:09.37, 8. Sabrina Osorio 1:09.90.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 26.23, 2. Yurika Duardo, BMHG 27.91, 3. Thereza Milano, GRSC 27.95.

200-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, JUP 1:59.64, 2. Ava Wolfe, MWA 2:01.00, 3. Veronica Metz, WOW 2:03.45; SOFLO: 10. Sofia Gomez 2:16.81, time drop 2.55.

13-14, 1. Martyna Kaps, MPNY 1:53.75, 2. Siena Griffiths, SAS 1:53.78, 3. Leorah Rotchin, WOW 1:56.65; SOFLO: 8. Amanda Grubbs 2:00.06, time drop 6.35.

15-16, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 1:49.48, 2. Jillian Crooks, TSA 1:53.57, 3. Riley Botting, PC 1:53.69; SOFLO: 6. Nat Gembicki 1:55.76.

17-and-over, 1. Ella Martinez, SAS 1:52.30, 2. Kiara Caamano, JUP 1:52.45, 3. Faith Mutschler, WOW 1:54.44.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 1:10.86, 2. Yurika Duardo, BMHG 1:11.52, 3. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 1:13.77, time drop 5.97.

11-12, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 1:03.48, 2. Taylor Jerousek, MSC 1:05.58, 3. Emma Han, WOW 1:05.95.

13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 59.90, 2. Martyna Kaps, MPNY 59.94, 3. Kiera Rampersad, EA 1:00.46.

15-16, 1. Tawannah McLemore, TSA 58.70, 2. Nat Gembicki, SOFLO 59.99, time drop 1.41, 3. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 59.99, time drop 1.45; SOFLO: 5. Gabriella DeLuna 1:01.19, time drop 2.94, 9. Sophia Grubbs 1:03.43.

17-and-over, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 57.05, 2. Ella Martinez, SAS 58.41, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 58.73; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 59.75, 10. Sally Golding 1:02.43, time drop 0.53.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Thereza Milano, GRSC 31.94, 2. Gia Euseppi, NPB 33.41, 3. Ava Phillips, GFSC 33.43.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, SAS 1:01.05, 2. Serena Jourdy, WEST 1:01.69, 3. Allison Kelly, JUP 1:02.41.

13-14, 1. Lena Lajko, SFTL 57.78, 2. Gioia Balzano, EA 57.84, 3. Sam Schoenborn, SAS 58.87.

15-16, 1. Jillian Crooks, TSA 56.94, 2. Maria Delmonte, PPSC 57.41, 3. Julianne McCranie, PCS 58.21.

17-and-over, 1. Hanna Elks Smith, PCS 57.84, 2. Kiara Caamano, JUP 59.88, 3. Alex Ericson, CMA 1:00.01.

BOYS
200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:57.05, 2. SOFLO A 1:59.01 (Lance Bergeron-Menard, Noah Mejias, Toma Petkov, Guillermo Mantilla), 3. Blue Marlins 2:04.63.

400-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 3:48.43 (Ryan Harries, Connor Jimenez, Maximiliano Remmele, Juan Vallmitjana), 2. Jupiter 3:49.08, 3. Plantation Swim Team 3:53.38.
13-14, 1. Pine Crest 3:32.06, 2. SOFLO B 3:34.88 (Carlos Rincon, Mason Jimenez, Tristan Dons, Felix Gonzalez), 3. Jupiter 3:39.97.

15-16, 1. Metro Aquatics 3:16.89, 2. Pompano Beach 3:17.73, 3. Eagle Aquatics 3:19.33, 4. SOFLO B 3:20.27 (Javier Colmenares, Brennan Binder, Manuel Melendez, Zackary Harris).

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

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:05.06, time drop 2.20, 2. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 1:07.07, 3. Landon Sagastume, RATS 1:07.07.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Emihlio Reveron, EA 2:06.42, 2. Caleb Caponera, SAS 2:14.35, 3. Robinson Naranjo, BMHG 2:15.79; SOFLO: 8. Joshua Menezes 2:32.67.

13-14, 1. Alfredo Dominguez, BMHG 1:55.95, 2. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 1:56.87, 3. Christian Jerome, USAM 1:57.24; SOFLO: 4. Jaden Amores 2:00.20.

15-16, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 1:53.37, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:54.13, time drop 4.70, 3. Marcus Szabo, PB 1:55.78; SOFLO: 4. Adrian Hernandez 1:58.49, time drop 1.43, 9. Austin Nelson 2:00.31, time drop 8.09.

17-and-over, 1. Gabriel Araya, Azura 1:47.49, 2. Dario Martin OSC 1:47.60, 3. Davidson Vincent, Azura 1:49.29; SOFLO: 6. Wisthon Rendon 1:56.22, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 1:56.62, time drop 1.85, 9. Javier Roman 1:57.03.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jayden Park, MWA 1:16.23, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:18.89, time drop 2.99, 3. Luke Reid, Unattached 1:23.06; SOFLO: 10. Toma Petkov 1:36.22.

11-12, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:09.37, time drop 3.19, 2. Jesus Linares, MAC 1:09.83, 3. Oliver Cannings, GRSC 1:10.37; SOFLO: 8. Ryan Harries 1:14.44, time drop 2.91, 9. Joshua Menezes 1:15.35.

13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 58.17, 2. Carlos Flores, MAC 1:00.94, 3. Maks Charnou, NMST 1:01.24; SOFLO: 8. Felipe Rodriguez 1:05.80.

15-16, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 57.63, time drop 0.34, 2. Evan Wilson, MCDA 58.80, 3. Ronin Jones, PCS 59.81.

17-and-over, 1. Rashed Al-Tarmoom, Azura 55.28, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO 56.38, 3. Brandon Moran, Unattached 56.75; SOFLO: 10. Manuel Melendez 1:00.99, time drop 1.14.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Matthew Meneses, MAC 27.63, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 27.70, time drop 0.48, 3. Jayden Park, MWA 27.79; SOFLO: 9. Lance Bergeron-Menard 29.18.

200-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:54.19, time drop 0.58, 2. Emihlio Reveron, EA 1:54.28, 3. Julian Lozano, GRSC 1:55.15.

13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:43.01, 2. Gabriel Tortola, PST 1:43.47, 3. Kingsley Bailey, SAS 1:48.41.

15-16, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:40.89, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 1:40.91, 3. Marcelo Mansur, Unattached 1:42.55.

17-and-over, 1. Gabriela Araya, Azura 1:38.99, 2. Dylan Felt, SFTL 1:40.03, 3. Davidson Vincent, Azura 1:41.70; SOFLO: 7. Sebastian Lares 1:43.01, time drop 1.00.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:08.45, time drop 4.00, 2. Landon Sagastume, RATS 1:09.16, 3. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 1:09.56.

11-12, 1. Duy Vuong, JUP 1:01.03, 2. Brian Hamilton, CSSC 1:02.60, 3. Juan Pupo-Buch, CA 1:02.99; SOFLO: 9. Connor Jimenez 1:07.08, time drop 2.45, 10. Maximiliano Remmele 1:08.43, time drop 4.23.

13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 54.07, 2. Carlos Flores, MAC 56.04, 3. Gabriel Tortola, PST 56.20.

15-16, 1. Zarek Wilson, TSA 51.61, 2. Finn Winkler, EA 52.36, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 54.51, time drop 0.61; SOFLO: 7. Aldo Zepeda 55.69.

17-and-over, 1. Juan Mora, SOFLO 50.82, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 50.85, 3. Nikita Efimov, OSC 52.38.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 32.61, 2. Jeancarlos Vasquez, CM 33.45, 3. Lance Bergeron-Menard, SOFLO 33.49, time drop 2.06; SOFLO: 5. Guillermo Mantilla 34.36.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Julian Lozano, GRSC 1:01.12, 2. Duy Vuong, JUP 1:02.67, 3. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 1:03.74, time drop 2.14; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 1:04.31, time drop 1.08.

13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 52.24, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 53.86, 3. Lucas Bailey, SAS 54.87; SOFLO: 10. Jaden Amores 59.32, time drop 0.56.

15-16, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 50.90, 2. Zarek Wilson, TSA 51.05, 3. Cole Gorsuch, PPSC 51.40; SOFLO: 8. Austin Nelson 54.67, time drop 2.62, 9. Alejandro Mateus 55.02.

17-and-over, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 51.11, time drop 0.97, 2. Roman Pinder, LSC 52.77, 3. Karl-Wilson Aimable, PST 52.87, 8. Wisthon Rendon 54.44.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY RESULTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mora, Schleicher, Vallmitjana Win; SOFLO Leads Combined, Boys Teams After Day Two Of 31st Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, December 10, 2021—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club leads the combined and boys team totals after two days of competition at the 31st annual Speedo Winter Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO moved into the combined team total lead with 575.50 ahead of opening day leader St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 550.

SOFLO boys remain in the lead in team standings with 383.50 points ahead of Metro Aquatics with 237. SOFLO girls remain in third place with 192 points.

University of Florida-commit Mallory Schleicher, 18, won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:59.49. She was also fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.40 and eighth in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 57.86, dropping 1.87.

Other top four SOFLO girls’ finishers:

Nat Gembicki, third, 50-yard freestyle, best time 24.39, time drop 0.62.

Gabriella DeLuna, fourth, 100 butterfly, best time 58.48, time drop 3.38.

In the boys’ competition, Juan Mora, 17, won the 50-yard backstroke in 23.90 and was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.06.

Juan Vallmitjana won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:04.01, dropping 3.06 seconds. He was also second in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 24.44 with a time drop of 0.23.

Other SOFLO top four boys finishers:

Javier Colmenares, second, 200-yard breaststroke 2:04.68.

Austin Nelson, second, 500-yard freestyle, best time 4:38.70, time drop 16.25.

Ricardo Roche, second, 50-yard backstroke, best time 24.05, 0.93 time drop; third 200-yard individual medley, best time 1:54.64, time drop 3.11.

Sebastian Lares, third, 50-yard backstroke, best time 24.21, time drop 0.88.

Connor Jimenez, third, 200-yard individual medley, best time 2:19.81, time drop 4.61.

Alex Golding, fourth, 200-yard breaststroke, best time 2:06.30, time drop 3.44; third, 200-yard individual medley, best time 1:54.83, time drop 2.95.

Ivan Grass, fourth, 500-yard freestyle, best time 4:45.80, time drop 4.72.

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 575.50, 2. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 550, 3. Metro Aquatics 416, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 304, 5. tie, Wellington, Midtown Weston 244.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 328, 2. Midtown Weston 215, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 192, 4. Wellington 189, 5. Metro Aquatics 179.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 383.50, 2. Metro Aquatics 237, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 222, 4. Azura 171, 5. Plantation Swim Team 143.

GIRLS
100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, SAA 59.59, 2. Orenella Giuliano, Azura 1:02.12, 3. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 1:02.28.
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 56.04, 2. Gioia Balzano, EA 57.37, 3. Sahara Idler, MAC 57.50.
15-16, 1. Jillian Crooks, TSA 56.21, 2. Julianne McCranie, PCS 57.05, 3. Casey Perez, BMHG 57.95; SOFLO: 4. Gabriella DeLuna 58.48, time drop 3.38.
17-and-over, 1. Lismar Lyon, MWA 54.00, 2. Maria Munoz, Azura 55.05, 3. Nicola Aguilar, WELL 55.89; SOFLO: 8. Mallory Schleicher 57.86, time drop 1.87.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Tessa Broedell, JUP 2:33.52, 2. Emma Han, WELL 2:33.58, 3. Allison Connors, WELL 2:36.90.
13-14, 1. Abby King, WAC 2:19.94, 2. Reese Andres, SAA 2:20.38, 3. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:26.09; SOFLO: 10. Elise Dinehart 2:33.28.
15-16, 1. Riley Botting, PC 2:17.41, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:21.65, 3. Rafaella Araujo, MWA 2:23.89; SOFLO: 6. Ana Villamil 2:27.71, time drop 0.72, 7. Sophia Grubbs 2:27.92, 10. Mariann Catalasan 2:31.06, time drop 1.50.
17-and-over, 1. Nicole Frank, Azura 2:13.04, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 2:22.15, 3. Victoria Torres, MWA 2:22.53; SOFLO: 6. Sabrina Osorio 2:29.54, time drop 1.26.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, SAA 28.62, 2. Allison Kelly, JUP 29.06, 3. Serene Jourdy, WAC 29.31.
13-14, 1. Lena Lajko, SFTL 27.00, 2. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 27.84, 3. Paola Negrin, MAC 28.33; SOFLO: 9. Mia Guerrero 29.21.
15-16, 1. Nicole Creed, PCS 27.27, 2. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 28.06, 3. Kendra Gomez, MWA 28.67.
17-and-over, 1. Sirema Rowe, Azura 24.81, 2. Emily Lopez-Diaz, MWA 28.02, 3. Kiara Caamano, JUP 28.13.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 2:17.52, 2. Allison Kelly, JUP 2:17.78, 3. Allison Connors, WELL 2:21.66.
13-14, 1. Martyna Kaps, MPNYC 2:07.62, 2. Sam Schoenborn, SAA 2:08.15, 3. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:08.49.
15-16, 1. Riley Botting, PCST 2:04.01, 2. Kelly Byrne, WAC 2:07.21, 3. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:07.92; SOFLO: 6. Nat Gembicki 2:10.17, time drop 2.62, 7. Gabriella DeLuna 2:10.67, time drop 4.13.
17-and-over, 1. Nicole Frank, Azura 2:02.11, 2. Maria Munoz, Azura 2:03.01, 3. Ella Martinez, SAA 2:04.29; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:05.40.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, SAA 24.70, 2. Liliana Novak, Azura 26.05, 3. Natalie Dufflocq, NPB 26.21.
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 23.99, 2. Gioia Balzano, EA 24.07, 3. Anais Gedeon, SFTL 24.45.
15-16, 1. Jillian Crooks, TSA 23.47, 2. Tawannah McLemore, TSA 23.65, 3. Nat Gembicki, SOFLO 24.39, time drop, 0.62, 4. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 24.54, time drop 1.01.
17-and-over, 1. Sirena Rowe, Azura 22.87, 2. Lismar Lyon, MWA 22.95, 3. Isabella Chambers, PCST 23.92.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, JUP 5:20.96, 2. Veronica Metz, WELL 5:21.23, 3. Ava Wolfe, MWA 5:28.46; SOFLO: 10. Mackenzie McPherson 5:45.10, 13. Sofia Gomez 5:50.00, time drop 5.55, 24. Olivia Wilson 6:03.64.
13-14, 1. Siena Griffiths, SAA 5:07.94, 2. Leorah Rotchin, WELL 5:09.86, 3. Hope Taylor, CMA 5:10.69; SOFLO: 6. Elise Dinehart 5:23.81, time drop 4.84, 10. Sarah Vasquez 5:25.17, time drop 1.65.
15-16, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 4:59.69, 2. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 5:00.71, time drop 11.43, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 5:03.11; SOFLO: 5. Nat Gembicki 5:07.89, time drop 9.04.
17-and-over, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:59.49, 2. Gabriela Cortes, Azura 5:02.48, 3. Faith Mutschler, WELL 5:02.65; SOFLO: 10. Sarah Acevedo 5:37.78.

BOYS
100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Emihlio Reveron, EA 57.22, 2. Juan Pupo-Buch, CA 58.05, 3. Duy Vuong, JUP 59.34.
13-14, 1. Lucas Bailey, SAA 52.12, 2. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 52.43, 3. Alfredo Dominguez, BMHG 52.96; SOFLO: 7. Jaden Amores 55.88, time drop 2.64.
15-16, 1. Zarek Wilson, TSA 49.21, 2. Mason Green, TSA 50.85, 3. Cole Gorsuch, PPSC 51.24; SOFLO: 9. Alejandro Mateus 52.46, time drop 1.07.
17-and-over, 1. Davidson Vincent, Azura 48.45, 2. Abbas Qali, Azura 48.77, 3. Dario Martin, OLY 49.01; SOFLO; 9. Wisthon Rendon 51.73, time drop 1.10.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Bradley DiPaolo, SAS 2:33.47, 2. Oliver Cannings, GSC 2:37.00, 3. Jason Milian, BMHG 2:37.30; SOFLO: 5. Joshua Menezes 2:38.51, time drop 3.59, 6. Ryan Harries 2:42.46, time drop 1.09, 10. Martin Petkov 2:47.93, time drop 3.56.
13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:09.63, 2. Carlos Flores, MAC 2:10.26, 3. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 2:15.41; SOFLO: 9. Felipe Rodriguez 2:23.54.
15-16, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:04.39, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:04.68, 3. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:09.58; SOFLO: 5. Alexander Miller 2:12.91, time drop 5.23.
17-and-over, 1. Rashed A-Tarmoom, Azura 2:00.97, 2. Nikita Efimov, OLY 2:05.512, 3. Caleb Rinchak, IRA 2:06.16; SOFLO: 4. Alex Golding 2:06.30, time drop 3.44.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Duy Vuong, JUP 28.64, 2. Juan Pupo-Buch, CA 28.64, 3. Julian Lozano, GRSC 28.87; SOFLO: 5. Maximiliano Remmele 29.97, time drop 1.56, 8. Connor Jimenez 30.36, time drop 0.80.
13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 24.71, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 25.3, 3. Miles Green, TSA 26.18.
15-16, 1. Zarek Wilson, TSA 23.50, 2. Cole Gorsuch, PPSC 24.15, 3. Ambrus Barcsak, SAS 25.15; SOFLO: 5. Aldo Zepeda 25.44, time drop 1.52, 9. Nathaniel Garrick 26.53, time drop 1.39.
17-and-over, 1. Juan Mora, SOFLO 23.90, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 24.05, time drop 0.93, 3. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 24.21, time drop 0.88.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Emihlio Reveron, EA 2:09.27, 2. Caleb Caponera, SAS 2:16.73, 3. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 2:19.81, time drop 4.61, 8. Joshua Menezes 2:23.28, time drop 2.26, 9. Maximiliano Remmele 2:24.00, time drop 3.40.
13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:56.75, 2. Lucas Bailey, SAS 1:59.91, 3. Carlos Flores, MAC 2:01.71; SOFLO: 5. Derek Hau 2:05.17, time drop 0.31, 7. Felix Gonzalez 2:06.51, time drop 3.19.
15-16, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:51.66, 2. Finn Winkler, EA 1:53.91, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 1:54.17; SOFLO: 5. Javier Colmenares 1:57.80, 6. Adrian Hernandez 1:58.67, time drop 2.92, 7. Alejandro Mateus 1:59.52, time drop 3.80.
17-and-over, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 1:50.78, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 1:54.14, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:54.63, time drop, time drop 3.11; SOFLO: 4. Alex Golding 1:54.83, time drop 2.95, 5. Wisthon Rendon 1:57.58, time drop 1.05.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Juan Pupo-Buch, CA 22.98, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 24.44, time drop 0.23, 3. Brian Hamilton, CSSC 24.65.
13-14, 1. Lucas Bailey, SAS 21.92, 2. Miles Green, TSA 22.37, 3. Alfredo Dominguez, BMHG 22.59; SOFLO: 10. Derek Hau 23.49.
15-16, 1. Zarek Wilson, TSA 20.94, 2. Landon Kyser, HAT 21.07, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 21.22.
17-and-over, 1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 20.39, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO 21.06, 3. Renato Herran, PST 21.34.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 5:04.01, time drop 3.06, 2. Julian Lozano, GRSC 5:18.13, 3. Reed Keller, GRY 5:19.45; SOFLO: 11. Ryan Harries 5:35.46, time drop 7.85, 16. Ethan Hall 5:43.02, time drop 10.70, 24. Martin Petkov 5:53.03, time drop 9.76, 25. Eric Ferrer 5:53.11, time drop 15.22.
13-14, 1. Gabriel Tortola, PST 4:40.58, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 4:47.34, 3. Kalen Cason, RATS 4:47.63; SOFLO: 6. Felix Gonzalez 4:58.50, time drop 1.81, 9. Jaden Amores 5:01.38, time drop 7.30.
15-16, 1. Marcelo Mansur, Unattached 4:36.46, 2. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 4:38.70, time drop 16.25, 3. Alessandro Pereira, Unattached 4:44.38, SOFLO: 4. Ivan Grass 4:45.80, time drop 4.72, 8. Javier Colmenares 4:54.73, time drop 1.55, 10. Nathaniel Garrick 4:56.96, time drop 7.55.
17-and-over, 1. Joaquin Vargas, Azura 4:22.23, 2. Dylan Felt, SFTL 4:27.40, 3. Gabriel Araya, Azura 4:27.87.

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