Pembroke Pines Police Officer Jennifer Martin Wins Four Relays At Last Chance Meet

Pembroke Pines Police Officer Jennifer Martin Wins Four Relays At Last Chance Meet


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

August 20, 2012

Jennifer Martin of Pembroke Pines, who trains at South Florida Aquatic Club’s Academic Village Pool, was a member of four winning relays Saturday at the Coral Springs Last Chance Long Course Masters Meet at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The meet provided masters swimmers from around South Florida a final shot at swimming long course meters before the short course season.

Martin, 32, a Pembroke Pines police officer and one of the youngest swimmers in the daylong meet, competed for Swim Fort Lauderdale, based at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

Martin was a member of the women’s winning 800-meter freestyle relay that won in 11:35.26 with Jennifer Hulett, Kristin Volz and Sonja Koppenwallner. The foursome competed in the 120-159 age group.

Martin was a member of the 160-199 mixed 800-meter freestyle relay that won in 10:07.10 with Graeme Fiser, Janey Mayville and Tim Erickson.

Martin also anchored the winning 120-159 women’s 200-meter medley relay that finished in 2:22.77 with Laura Lastfogel, Mayville and Koppenwallner.

Martin anchored the winning 120-159 women’s 400-meter medley relay that won in 5:30.07 with Mayville, Lastfogel and Koppenwallner.

SATURDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

800-meter freestyle relay: (120-159) 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 11:35.26; (200-239) 1. GOLD 10:49.18 (Dale LeClair, Lydia Seier, Debbie Cavanaugh, Danielle Ogier); (240-279) 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 12:16.26.

200-meter individual medley: (25-29) 1. Vanessa Segovia, GOLD 2:45.90; (35-39) 1. Janey Mayville, SFTL 2:44.16; (40-44) 1. Suzanne Dearworth, FLAQ 3:18.94; (45-49) 1. Lori Schick, SFTL 3:09.66; (50-54) 1. Leticia Castro, GOLD 3:04.83; (55-59) 1. Celia Devanney, Coral Springs/GOLD 3:12.40, 2. Barbara Protzman, Coral Springs/GOLD 3:21.32; (60-64) 1. Cathy Mancino, GOLD 3:25.49.

50-meter breaststroke: (25-29) 1. Leslee Barthle, PLAN 53.07; (35-39) 1. Aranzazu Campos, MWA, 47.04; (40-44) 1. Jill Moreland, GOLD 50.54; (45-49) 1. Kerri McCraffrey, GSM 40.11; (50-54) 1. Holly Vaughn, T2 39.24; (55-59) 1. Peggy McDonnel, GOLD 41.68; (60-64) 1. Danielle Ogier, GOLD 44.24; (65-69) 1. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 52.80; (80-84) 1. Ardis Bourland, GOLD 1:13.40.

100-meter butterfly: (25-29) 1. Heather Roka, GCST 1:15.33; (35-39) 1. Sonja Koppenwallner, SFTL 1:29.35; (50-54) 1. Leticia Castro, GOLD 1:24.66; (55-59) 1. Linda Larson, SFTL 1:39.08.

50-meter freestyle: (25-29) 1. Renee Westacott, NCMJ 40.74; (30-34) 1. Laura Lastfogel, SFTL 28.71; (35-39) 1. Aranzazu Campos, MWA 37.86; (40-44) 1. Dale LeClair, GOLD 31.56; (45-49) 1. Marianela Angeles, GOLD 34.55; (50-54) 1. Jeanna Gutierrez, MWA 36.34; (55-59) 1. Lydia Seier, GOLD 33.73; (60-64) 1. Carole Alexander, GOLD 43.35; (65-69) 1. Linda Webb, SFTL, 37.86; (70-74) 1. Carmen Echeverria, MWA 47.15; (80-85) 1. Adris Bourland, GOLD 1:00.13.

100-meter backstroke: (35-39) 1. Janey Mayville, SFTL 1:16.43; (40-44) 1. Ginger Tompkins, GCST 1:20.31; (50-54) 1. Debbie Cavanaugh, GOLD 1:26.08; (55-59) 1. Darcy LaFountain, FLAQ 1:34.73; (60-64) 1. Cathy Mancino, GOLD 1:43.91; (65-69) 1. Rosa Ventura, SFTL 1:51.29; (70-74) 1. Kitty Kessler, GOLD 2:27.76; (80-84) 1. Ardis Bourland, GOLD 2:42.10.

200-meter freestyle: (25-29) 1. Sara Holman, GSC 2:20.55; (30-34) 1. Heidi Hester, PLAN 2:19.40; (35-39) 1. Heather Ross, UNAT 3:17.00; (45-49) 1. Marianela Angeles 2:53.01; (50-54) 1. Melissa Hinton, GOLD 3:30.17; (55-59) 1. Lydia Seier, GOLD 2:50.33, 2. Barbara Protz, GOLD 2:54.46.

Mixed 800-meter freestyle relay: (120-159) 1. GOLD 10:26.86 (Vanessa Segovia, Yakako Beatty, James Vaucher, Kevin Riley); (160-199) 1. SFTL 10:07.10 (Graeme Fiser, Jennifer Martin, Janey Mayville, Tim Erickson); (200-239) 1. GOLD 10:14.51 (Dale LeClair, Leticia Castro, George Schmidt, Jonathan Olsen); (240-279) 1. GOLD 11:54.84 (Cathy Mancino, David Hoffman, Roger Parsons, Barbara Protzman).

200-meter freestyle relay: (200-239) 1. SFTL 2:14.68.

Mixed 200-meter freestyle relay: (160-199) 1. NCMJ 2:09.38.

200-meter medley relay: (120-159) 1. SFTL 2:22.77; (240-279) 1. SFTL 2:50.74.

Mixed 200-meter medley relay; (160-179) 1. GCST 2:34.72.

50-meter butterfly: (25-29) 1. Renee Westacott, NCMJ 48.89; (30-34) 1. Laura Lastfogel, SFTL 32.37; (35-39) 1. Sonja Koppenwallner, SFTL 36.88; (40-44) 1. Dale LeClair, GOLD 33.82; (55-59) 1. Peggy McDonnel, GOLD 35.69; (60-64) 1. Cathy Mancino, GOLD 41.47.

100-meter freestyle: (25-29) 1. Heather Roka, GCST 1:09.68; (30-34) 1. Heidi Hester, PLAN 1:06.48; (35-39) 1. Natalia Vaganova, GOLD 2:04.11; (40-44) 1. Jill Moreland, GOLD 1:31.58; (45-49) 1. Linda Bostic, NCMJ 1:14.00; (50-54) 1. Ana Carbonell, SFTL 1:26.77; (55-59) 1. Darcy LaFountain, FLAQ 1:15.96, 2. Barbara Protzman, GOLD 1:21.80; (65-69) 1. Rosa Ventura, SFTL 1:28.39; (70-74) 1. Kitty Kessler, GOLD 2:18.05.

50-meter backstroke: (35-39) 1. Janey Mayville, SFTL 35.79; (40-44) 1. Jennifer Hulett, SFTL 39.71; (45-49) 1. Marianela Angeles, GOLD 43.04; (50-54) 1. Ana Carbonell, SFTL 1:22.90; (55-59) 1. Linda Larson, SFTL 42.20; (60-64) 1. Carole Alexander, GOLD 52.48; (65-69) 1. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 45.06; (70-74) 1. Kitty Kessler, GOLD 1:06.69.

100-meter breaststroke: (35-39) 1.  Kristin Volz, SFTL 1:53.68; (40-44) 1. Suzanne Dearworth, FLAQ 1:35.24; (45-49) 1. Kerri McCraffrey, GSM 1:27.08; (50-54) 1. Holly Vaughn, T2 1:26.95; (55-59) 1. Peggy McDonnel, GOLD 1:34.07; (60-64) 1. Cathy Mancino 1:59.95.

400-meter freestyle: (25-29) 1. Sara Holman, GSC 4:48.40; (35-39) 1. Sonja Koppenwallner, SFTL 5:34.74; (40-44) 1. Dale LeClair, GOLD 5:20.43; (45-49) 1. Lori Schick, SFTL 6:07.64; (50-54) 1. Leticia Castro, GOLD 5:25.62; (55-59) 1. Darcy LaFountain, FLAQ 5:39.59; (60-64) 1. Cathy Mancino, GOLD 6:12.98; (70-74) 1. Kitty Kessler, GOLD 10:20.55.

400-meter freestyle relay: (200-239) 1. SFTL 6:13.49; (240-279) 1. GOLD 5:33.95 (Jeannie Mitchell, Cathy Mancino, Barbara Protzman, Debbie Cavanaugh).

Mixed 400-meter freestyle relay: (200-239) 1. GOLD 4:45.01 (Celia Devanney, Jonathan Olsen, Leticia Castro, George Schmidt); (240-279) 1. GOLD 6:20.79.

400-meter medley relay: (120-159) 1. SFTL 5:30.07; (160-199) 1. SFTL 6:24.92; (240-279) 1. SFTL 6:37.04.

MEN

800-meter freestyle relay: (120-159) 1. GOLD 9:19.45; (160-199) 1. GOLD 11:00.68; (200-239) 1. SFTL 9:28.23; (240-279) 1. GOLD 10:53.05.

200-meter individual medley: (25-29) 1. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 2:31.87; (35-39) 1. Luis Comulada, GOLD 2:30.93; (40-44) 1. Zeus Boiser, GOLD 3:57.24; (45-49) 1. Fernando Abad, PLAN 3:13.71; (50-54) 1. Brian Coomes, GOLD 3:00.89; (55-59) 1. Barry Gollop, GOLD 3:24.68; (60-64) 1. Lee Childs, UNAT 2:56.89; (65-69) 1. Terry McGee, FACT 3:57.95.

50-meter breaststroke: (30-34) 1. Isaac Silver, FACT 35.12; (35-39) 1. Charles Smithwick, NCMJ 39.17; (40-44) 1. Glen Hanks, GOLD 43.47; (45-49) 1. Sean Frampton, GOLD 33.71; (50-54) 1. Al Moreno, GOLD 36.54; (55-59) 1. Michael Yagemann, TBH 40.98; (60-64) 1. Paulo Mange, GRSC 41.08; (65-69) 1. Vincent Andreano, MWA 44.36; (75-79) 1. Walter Pesetsky, SFTL 1:03.54.

100-meter butterfly: (25-29) 1. Todd Wilson, PLAN 1:06.24; (35-39) 1. Andrew Overmyer, NCMJ 1:17.72; (55-59) 1. Lars Ferron, Coral Springs/GOLD 1:21.28; (60-64) 1. Ray Venture, GOLD 2:33.26; (75-9) 1. Walter Pesetsky, SFTL 2:38.25.

50-meter freestyle: (25-29) 1. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 27.25; (30-34) 1. Robert Rivera, GOLD 26.32; (35-39) 1. Luis Comulada, GOLD 26.01; (40-44) 1. Richard Potter, GOLD 27.06; (45-49) 1. Jonathan Olsen, GOLD 29.22; (50-54) 1. Al Moreno, GOLD 29.89; (55-59) 1. Tim Erickson, SFTL 28.52; (60-64) 1. Lee Childs, UNATT 29.54; (65-69) 1. Terry McGee, FACT 34.06; (75-79) 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 34.74

100-meter backstroke: (25-29) 1. James Vaucher, GOLD 1:15.09; (35-39) 1. Travis Davis, GCST 1:20.93; (40-44) 1. Zeus Boiser, GOLD 2:00.47; (45-49) 1. Fernando Abad, PLAN 1:28.77; (55-59) 1. Brent Ellis, GOLD 1:30.79; (60-64) 1. Andy Downey, GOLD 1:31.55; (65-69) 1. Roger Parsons, GOLD 1:29.49.

200-meter freestyle: (25-29) 1. Kevin Riley, GOLD 2:17.38; (35-39) 1. Travis Davis, GCST 2:37.08; (40-44) 1. Carlos Ochoa, PLAN 2:10.62; (50-54) 1. Brian Coomes, GOLD 2:44.43; (55-59) 1. Michael Yagemann, TBH 2:26.91; (60-64) 1. Allen Deweese, GOLD 3:04.71; (65-69) 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 2:44.87; (75-79) 1. Leonard Silverstein, GOLD 5:12.57.

200-meter freestyle relay: (120-159) 1. MWA 2:42.50.

50-meter butterfly: (25-29) 1. Todd Wilson, PLAN 29.16; (30-34) 1. Robert Rivera, GOLD 28.45; (35-39) 1. Hilario Itriago, UNATT 30.42; (40-44) 1. William Hernandez, UNATT 29.83; (45-49) 1. Sean Frampton, GOLD 28.83; (50-54) 1. Al Moreno, GOLD 34.34; (55-59) 1. Tim Erickson, SFTL 30.65, 3. Lars Ferron, GOLD 33.67; (60-64) 1. Craig Burns, GOLD 30.57; (65-69) 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 32.93; (75-79) 1. Walter Pesetsky, SFTL 1:01.01.

100-meter freestyle: (25-29) 1. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 1:00.40; (35-39) 1. Luis Comulada, GOLD 58.44; (40-44) 1. Richard Potter, GOLD 59.69; (45-49) 1. Fernando Abad, PLAN 1:15.94; (50-54) 1. Blaise O’Neill, GOLD 1:22.96; (55-59) 1. Michael Yagemann, TBH 1:05.93, 5. Lars Ferron, GOLD 1:22.48; (60-64) 1. David Beuttenmuller, NPBM 1:20.85.

50-meter backstroke: (40-44) 1. Michael Coady, NCMJ 38.96; (45-49) 1. Tom Kapenga, GOLD 37.40; (55-59) 1. Francisco Parra, GOLD 38.49; (60-64) 1. George Schmidt, GOLD 36.24; (65-69) 1. Roger Parsons, GOLD 41.14.

100-meter breaststroke: (30-34) 1. Isaac Silver, FACT 1:20.48; (35-39) 1. Luis Comulada, GOLD 1:17.43; (40-44) 1. Glen Hanks, GOLD 1:35.34; (45-49) 1. Sean Frampton, GOLD 1:13.84; (50-54) 1. Brian Coomes, GOLD 1:35.82; (55-59) 1. Brent Ellis, GOLD 1:30.49; (60-64) 1. Paulo Mange, GRSC 1:35.76; (75-79) 1. Walter Pesetsky, SFTL 2:31.41.

400-meter freestyle: (18-24) 1. Mario Santana, MWA 5:03.77; (25-29) 1. Kevin Riley, GOLD 4:56.33; (35-39) 1. Travis Davis, GCST 5:40.92; (40-44) 1. Carlos Ochoa, PLAN 4:43.40; (50-54) 1. Brian Coomes, GOLD 6:04.70; (55-59) 1. Barry Gollop, GOLD 6:05.07; (60-64) 1. Craig Burns, GOLD 5:59.71; (65-69) 1. Terry McGee, FACT 6:56.16; (75-79) 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 6:56.40.

400-meter freestyle relay: (120-159) 1. GOLD 4:45.50; (160-199) 1. GOLD 4:01.13; (200-239) 1. GOLD 5:17.56.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

Coral Springs, SOFLO Swimmers Compete In YMCA Masters National Meet This Week In Fort Lauderdale

Coral Springs, SOFLO Swimmers Compete In YMCA Masters National Meet This Week In Fort Lauderdale


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

April 10, 2012

Coral Springs Swim Club and South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at the YMCA Masters Short Course National Championships that begins Thursday at Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

The four-day USMS-sanctioned meet opens Thursday with the distance events. All races are timed finals.

Celia Devanney, 54, of the Coral Springs Masters competing for the Broward County YMCA, will compete in the 1,000-yard freestyle.

Devanney’s teammates include Barbara Protzman, 57, Deven Christopher, 37, Catalina Fazzano, 58, and Lars Ferron, 57, and will also compete under the Broward YMCA umbrella.

SOFLO’s Jen Martin, 31, a Pembroke Pines police officer, is also expected to compete. Martin won six gold medals and two silvers all in career-best times at the World Police and Fire Games last year.

Martin will serve as meet director of the June 17th Florida Police and Fire

Games 2012 at the North County Aquatic Center in Sebastian.

The top local team entry is Broward County YMCA, led by world age group masters record holder Cav Cavanaugh, 76, of Fort Lauderdale. Other top Broward swimmers are Darcy LaFountain, 56, Leticia Castro, 52, Suzanne Dearworth, 39, Cathy Mancino, 62, Ann Stewart, 41, and Dale LeClair, 42.

Broward County YMCA finished third last year in the combined, men’s and women’s team standings and broke two YMCA national records. Sarasota Family YMCA is defending champion.

Several swimmers in the field are preparing for the April 26-29 USMS Short Course Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.

The next local masters meet is the May 5th Last Chance Short Course

Yards Meet at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex. Entry deadline is May 1.

Elsewhere

U.S. Masters Swimming’s charitable Swimming Saves Lives Foundation will give five $1,000 scholarships to college swimmers for the 2012-2013 academic year. Applicants must be 18 years or older, must be swimming for a college club program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Those interested in applying is also being asked to write a 150-word essay why they like swimming. The application deadline is June 22, 2012. Scholarship recipients will be required to attend the USMS annual convention Sept. 14-16 in Greensboro, N.C. USMS will pay for registration, airfare and hotel for the scholarship recipients. The application is online at www.usms.org/giving.

IF YOU GO

What: YMCA Masters Short Course National Championships

When: Thursday-Sunday, 8 a.m.

Where: Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex, 501 Seabreeze Blvd.

Admission: Free. For information call 954-828-4580 or go to www.ymcaswimminganddiving.org and www.fortlauderdale.gov/flac.

 

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 93: GOLD, Coral Springs Swimmers Head Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic Field

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 93: GOLD, Coral Springs Swimmers Head Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic Field


October 13, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Barbara Protzman and Celia Devanney of the Coral Springs Masters are among some of the top masters swimmers from around the state competing in the third annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic that begins Friday at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center.

Protzman, 57, and Devanney, 54, will compete with the GOLD Masters Club, one of the state’s largest masters swim clubs.

Hosted by Team Blu Frog, the three-day format is 25-meter timed finals.

Other GOLD swimmers entered are Yukako Beatty, 40; Katie Broussard, 37; Cav Cavanaugh, 76; Debbie Cavanaugh, 53; Jose Ferraz, 66; David Hoffman, 60; Maureen Hughes, 58; James Jacobson, 49; David McIntyre, 74; JC Mejia, 25; Jeannie Mitchell, 65; Carolyn Mizell, 44; Al Moreno, 51; Danielle Ogier, 59; Brant Parsons, 38; Roger Parsons, 64; David Quiggin, 67; Howard Rolston, 71; Pat Sargeant, 58; Roy Sonenshein, 54; and Ann Stewart, 41.

Competing for the first time in four years is three-time Olympian Brooke Bennett, 31, of Tampa, who has been training diligently for the meet and sharing her training with her fans on Twitter. Olympians Martin Zubero, 42, Tracey McFarlane, 45, Mitzi Kremer, Ozzie Quevedo and two-time Olympic diver Mark Ruiz are also in the field.

International Swimming Hall of Fame CEO and President Bruce Wigo, 62, of Fort Lauderdale competing for Team BLU Frog, is also entered.

“All the cool kids will be here,” Gaines said.

GOLDEN GOGGLES NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and teenager Missy Franklin are among frontrunners after earning four nominations each for the Golden Goggles Awards honoring the year’s top performances in USA Swimming.

Lochte and Phelps were nominated for Male Athlete of the Year.

Lochte, a six-time Olympic medalist, won five gold medals and a bronze at the World Championships in July in Shanghai, China while also setting the first individual world record since the high-tech body suits were banned at the end of 2009. Phelps won seven medals at worlds.

Franklin along with Elizabeth Beisel, Rebecca Soni and Dana Vollmer were nominated for Female of the Year. All four won individual gold medals at worlds.

Gregg Troy, Bob Bowman and Todd Schmitz, coaches of Lochte, Phelps and Franklin were among Coach of the Year nominees along with Teri McKeever and Dave Salo.

The winners will be determined through online fan voting which ends Nov. 18. The awards will be announced during a banquet Nov. 20 in Los Angeles. The event serves as a fundraiser for the USA Swimming Foundation.

MISCELLANEOUS

Michael Phelps, looking for a few good international races, will compete on the Berlin leg of the FINA/Arena World Cup Series next week. The second leg of the series is Saturday and Sunday in Stockholm, Sweden with a beefier field including Aussie Geoff Huegill, American Tyler McGill and German Paul Biedermann…SOFLO’s Dara Torres has the eighth ranked all-time 50-meter freestyle (24.07) on the Top 50 women’s world top  performance long course meters list recently released by swimming statistician Bill Bell. Torres also has ten American records in the event which is the most ever by any U.S. woman swimmer in any event…University of Louisville men’s swim team opens the season with its first meet against Xavier on Friday at the Ralph Wright Natatorium. The team features SOFLO swimmer Kevin Bandy, a junior and Lake Lytal Lightning swimmer Brendon Andrews, a senior…Ridgedale (Minn.) YMCA Bill Toivonen celebrated his 100th birthday recently. He still swims and does water aerobics three times a day. He credits the key to living a long life to good nutrition, good exercise and being around upbeat people.

TWEET OF THE DAY

“Just finished weights and the Hungarian water polo team was training here in the Coral Springs gym. I have such a tough job! Ha!”—Five-time Olympian Dara Torres, SOFLO

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 90: SOFLO’s Vlad Polyakov Takes Third In Asian Championships Opener

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 90: SOFLO’s Vlad Polyakov Takes Third In Asian Championships Opener


October 10, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Vlad Polyakov tuned up for this week’s Olympic events Monday at the seventh Asian Age Group Championships in Palembang, Indonesia.

The SOFLO two-time Kazakhstan Olympian placed third in the 50-meter breaststroke in 28.66 in the 18-and-over division.

He told his SOFLO coach Bruno Darzi, “In the morning it felt easy but the night I felt jet lag but I will go all out.”

On Tuesday Polyakov will compete in the 100-meter breaststroke and Wednesday in the 200-meter breaststroke in an attempt to qualify for his third Olympics in the FINA-sanctioned meet.

MISCELLANEOUS

SOFLO two-time Olympian Alia Atkinson of Jamaica and SOFLO CEO and coach Chris Anderson, serving as Jamaica’s national coach, were scheduled to arrive in Guadalajara, Mexico on Tuesday after a successful high altitude training camp in central Mexico. SOFLO Olympian Arlene Semeco is already at the venue with her Venezuela team that also features St. Thomas alum and High School Swimmer of the Year Daniela Victoria of the Davie Nadadores. Both Semeco and Atkinson are medal hopefuls for their countries…

Former U.S. national team swimmer Alex Kostich won his 14th title at the 16th annual St. Croix Coral Reef Swim in the five-mile race on Sunday. Kostich, 41, won in 1 hour, 41 minutes and 18 seconds in ideal weather and water conditions. Local teenager Bryson Mays was second in 1:48.22. Mary Ruppe, 42, won the women’s title in 2:01:20. Among the field was 2000 Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman, 32, who swam with a monofin in the exhibition category. The event is directed by Randy Nutt of Coral Springs, a masters coach and swimmer…

Masters swimmers have three days to sign up for this weekend’s third annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando, Oct. 14-16.  Gaines is swimming and also hosting a swim clinic during the weekend. Several South Florida swimmers are making the trip…

SOFLO five-time Olympian Dara Torres coached practice at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex on Monday when Bruno Darzi was stricken ill. “I am kinda digging it,” Torres tweeted…

During this past weekend’s FSPA Invitational in Orlando, Jacksonville Bolles nearly broke the national high school record in the boys’ 200-yard medley relay in 1:30.17, unshaved and untapered. Bolles swimmer Ryan Murphy, 16, will take time off from his high school meet schedule to compete with the U.S. team at the Pan American Games in Mexico next week. He is the youngest member of the team and will swim the 200-meter backstroke. He is coached by Bolles coach Sergio Lopez, Spanish Olympic bronze medalist.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 67: SOFLO Hosts Two Meets, Cullen Jones, Make A Splash Coming To Town

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 67: SOFLO Hosts Two Meets, Cullen Jones, Make A Splash Coming To Town


August 25, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

South Florida Aquatic Club will host two meets for the young and old Friday and Saturday.

On Friday at 5 p.m., SOFLO’s Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines will be host site for the Florida Gold Coast Broward South Sizzler, featuring Weston, Coral Springs, Comets and SOFLO age group swimmers at the grass roots level.

Coral Springs Aquatic Complex and Coral Springs Swim Club/SOFLO will host the Coral Springs Last Chance Long Course Meters Masters meet Saturday at 10 a.m. Warm-up for swimmers is 9 a.m.

The meet is open to all registered U.S. masters swimmers ages 18 and over trying to get in one last long course meters meet and improve career-bests before the short course season.

Cullen Jones, Make A Splash Series Coming To ISHOF

The sixth and final stop of the 2011 Make A Splash with Cullen Jones Event Series will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale at 8 a.m.

In its third year, the Make A Splash Tour promotes the importance of learning to swim and reinforces the importance of water safety throughout the nation.

2008 Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones will talk about the USA Swimming Foundation and Conoco Phillips’ Make A Splash program along with host and three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines.

The program is centered around minority children ages 5-14 who are most at risk for drowning which is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under age 14.

Texas A&M Headed To SEC

Texas A&M is expected to become the thirteenth member of the Southeastern Conference.

The Aggies have asked Big 12 Conference officials to outline the exit process to be followed and penalty fees that will be assessed for leaving the conference.

The SEC is expected to formally invite Texas A&M next week for the 2012-2013 season.

While most are talking about the implications for college football and major television coverage, swimmers are more interested in how it will increase the competition and depth in swimming and diving in the SEC.

If approved, the Big 12 would have only Texas and Missouri in men’s swimming and Texas, Iowa State, Kansas and Missouri in women’s swimming. With the number of swim programs dwindling in the Big 12 Conference, the conference could drop swimming.

Miscellaneous

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Greensboro Aquatic Center Thursday night, USA Synchronized Swimming announced that the new venue will host the 2012 Olympic Trials on Nov. 11-14. The four-day event will attract the country’s top synchro athletes competing for a spot on the U.S. synchronized swimming team for the 2012 London Olympics. Susan Braman, the aquatic center manager, her staff and the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau came up with the perfect bid to host the event, officials said. The state-of-the-art facility is 78,000 square feet with three pools and 2,500-seating capacity…Olympian Ryan Lochte is among nominees for Pro Athlete of the Year at the inaugural PNC Bank Sportys Awards presented by the Central Florida Sports Commission. The award winners and induction ceremony for the Central Florida Sports Hall of Fame will be held Sept. 24 at Full Sail University…Rachel Bootsma has signed with the University of California-Berkeley.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

Sargeant, GOLD Masters Finish Strong On Final Day Of Masters Nationals

Sargeant, GOLD Masters Finish Strong On Final Day Of Masters Nationals


August 6, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Pat Sargeant of GOLD Masters won two individual events and swam on the winning 200-meter medley relay Saturday at the U.S. Masters Long Course Summer National Championships at Auburn University’s James E. Martin Aquatics Center.

Sargeant, 58, won the 55-59 100-meter backstroke in 1:20.71, bettering her seed time of 1:24.58. She also won the 50-meter freestyle in 30.91, bettering her seed time of 31.24.

She joined teammates Maureen Hughes, Debbie Cavanaugh and Dale LeClair to win the 200-239 200-meter medley relay in 2:22.54, faster than their seed time of 2:25.00.

Coral Springs Masters’ Barbara Protzman, 57, of GOLD finished out a good week with a fourth-place finish in the 55-59 400-meter freestyle in 5:58.73.

GOLD’s Todd Pace (24.23), David Quiggin (28.61) and Cav Cavanaugh (31.90) all won titles in the 50-meter freestyle age group events.

Twenty-one long course masters age group world records were broken during the four-day meet.

Laura Val of Tamalpais Masters broke seven of them in the 60-64 age group (200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 50 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 200 butterfly, 50 freestyle and mixed 240-279 freestyle relay.

The next local masters meet is the Aug. 27 Coral Springs Last Chance Long Course Meters Meet at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex. The meet begins 10 a.m.

Other local results on the fourth and final day:

Women’s 400-meter freestyle: 18-24, 2. Catherine Ball, FLAQ 4:56.21, 4. Kelly Abner, FLAQ 5:03.41; 40-44, 4. Dale LeClair, GOLD 5:16.57; 55-59, 4. Barbara Protzman, GOLD 5:58.73; 65-69, 3. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 6:53.20.

Women’s 200-meter medley relay: 72-99, 1. FLAQ “A” 2:18.64; 160-199, 8. FLAQ “A” 2:44.94; 200-239, 1. GOLD “A” 2:22.54 (Maureen Hughes, Deb Cavanaugh, Dale LeClair, Pat Sargeant).

Women’s 200-meter butterfly: 18-24, 1. Jamie Marks, FLAQ 2:24.44; 25-29, 2. Nicola Sutherland, FLAQ 2:37.80; 35-39, 2. Kristin Volz, FLAQ 4:19.88; 55-59, 6. Linda Larson, FLAQ 3:56.10.

Women’s 100-meter backstroke: 18-24, 2. Catherine Ball, FLAQ 1:13.29, 3. Kelly Abner, FLAQ 1:15.38; 25-29, 3. Nicola Sutherland, FLAQ 1:18.12; 50-54, 3. Deb Cavanaugh, GOLD 1:21.58; 55-59, 1. Pat Sargeant, GOLD 1:20.71, 2. Maureen Hughes, GOLD 1:25.47, 3. Linda Larson, FLAQ 1:27.27; 65-69, 2. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 1:33.75.

Women’s 200-meter breaststroke: 18-24, 1. Ailie McGowan, FLAQ 2:51.68, 2. Jamie Marks, FLAQ 2:54.87; 50-54, 3. Deb Cavanaugh, GOLD 3:25.31; 65-69, 3. Linda Webb, FLAQ 3:58.06.

Women’s 50-meter freestyle: 18-24, 3. Ailie McGowan, FLAQ 29.48; 55-59, 1. Pat Sargeant, GOLD 30.91; 65-69, 2. Linda Webb, FLAQ 36.18.

Men’s 200-meter medley relay: 100-119, 1. FLAQ “A” 1:58.27; 160-199, 7. GOLD “A” 2:05.03 (David LeClair, Scott Walker, Todd Pace, David Quiggin).

Men’s 200-meter butterfly: 18-24, 1. Guillermo Aguilar, FLAQ 2:18.85; 45-49, 5. Bryan Tatterson, FLAQ 2:33.96.

Men’s 100-meter backstroke: 40-44, 5. James Wray, FLAQ 1:10.58; 50-54, 7. Marty Hendrick, FLAQ 1:14.36.

Men’s 200-meter breaststroke: 25-29, 4. Sebastian Young, FLAQ 2:44.41; 40-44, 7. Terry Lage, FLAQ 3:09.86.

Men’s 50-meter freestyle: 18-24, 5. Guillermo Aguilar, FLAQ 27.03; 25-29, 3. Sebastian Young, FLAQ 26.12; 40-44, 1. Todd Pace, GOLD 24.23, 7. Scott Walker, GOLD 26.37, 14. Terry Lage, FLAQ 27.90; 45-49, 5. Bryan Tatterson, FLAQ 25.89; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 28.61; 75-79, 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 31.90

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GOLD Masters Swimmers Win Seven Gold Medals At Masters Nationals

GOLD Masters Swimmers Win Seven Gold Medals at Masters Nationals


August 5, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

It was a good day for GOLD Masters at the U.S. Masters Long Course Summer National Championships Friday at Auburn University’s James E. Martin Aquatics Center.

GOLD swimmers captured seven gold medals, the team’s biggest gold medal haul of the four-day meet.

David Quiggin and Pat Sargeant were double gold medal winners for GOLD.

Quiggin, 67, won the 65-69 400-meter freestyle in 5:27.13 and 100-meter freestyle in 1:03.

Sargeant, 58, won the 55-59 50-meter butterfly in 34.18 and 100-meter freestyle in 1:09.71.

Other individual gold medalists were:

Former U.S. national team member Todd Pace, 43, in the 40-44 50-meter butterfly, 26.39.

Cav Cavanaugh, 76, in the 75-79 100-meter freestyle, 1:13.30.

Maureen Hughes, 58, in the 55-59 50-meter backstroke, 37.26.

Coral Springs Masters’ Barbara Protzman, 57, was fifth in the 200-meter individual medley in 3:12.84 and sixth in the 50-meter butterfly in 37.58.

Other local results:

Men’s 400-meter freestyle: 18-24, 2. Richard Garza, FLAQ 4:55.08; 25-29, 1. Sebastian Young, FLAQ 4:30.96; 35-39, 4. Robert Pardo, FLAQ 4:57.75; 40-44, 6. David LeClair, GOLD 4:54.12; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 5:27.13.

Men’s 100-meter breaststroke: 40-44, 7. Terry Lage, FLAQ 1:21.03.

Men’s 50-meter butterfly: 18-24, 3. Richard Garza, FLAQ 27.09, 5. Guillermo Aguilar, FLAQ 28.18; 40-44, 1. Todd Pace, GOLD 26.39, 3. Scott Walker, GOLD 27.56, 15. James Wray, FLAQ 30.76; 45-49, 4. Bryan Tatterson, FLAQ 27.28; 65-69, 2. David Quiggin, GOLD 31.23; 70-74, 2. David McIntyre, GOLD 39.06.

Men’s 200-meter individual medley: 18-24, 1. Guillermo Aguilar, FLAQ 2:24.80, 2. Richard Garza, FLAQ 2:37.05; 25-29, 2. Sebastian Young, FLAQ 2;21.75; 35-39, 5. Robert Pardo, FLAQ 2:45.59.

Men’s 100-meter freestyle: 18-24, 5. Guillermo Aguilar, FLAQ 1:01.32; 35-39, 6. Robert Pardo, FLAQ 1:03.18; 40-44, 6. Scott Walker, GOLD 59.38, 8. Terry Lage, FLAQ 1:01.04, 11. David LeClair 1:02.26; 45-49, 3. Bryan Tatterson, FLAQ 58.31; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 1:03.00; 75-79, 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 1:13.30.

Men’s 50-meter backstroke: 40-44, 6. James Wray, FLAQ 32.41, 12. David LeClair, GOLD 35.70; 50-54, 13. Marty Hendrick, FLAQ 35.00; 70-74, 2. David McIntyre, GOLD 39.72; 75-79, 5. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 44.75.

Men’s 200-meter freestyle relay: 120-159, 1. FLAQ “A” 1:42.77 (Richard Garza, Guillermo Aguilar, Sebastian Young, Bryan Tatterson); 240-279, 2. GOLD “A” 1:56.84 (David Quiggin, Cav Cavanaugh, David McIntyre, Todd Pace).

Women’s 100-meter breaststroke: 18-24, 1. Jamie Marks, FLAQ 1:21.13, 3. Ailie McGowan, FLAQ 1:23.00, 4. Kelly Abner, FLAQ 1:26.23; 50-54, 4. Debbie Cavanaugh, GOLD 1:32.54; 55-59, 2. Peggy McDonnell, GOLD 1:31.57; 65-69, 2. Linda Webb, FLAQ 1:48.12.  

Women’s 50-meter butterfly: 18-24, 1. Jamie Marks, FLAQ 32.12; 40-44, 4. Dale LeClair, GOLD 33.57; 55-59, 1. Pat Sargeant, GOLD 34.18, 2. Peggy McDonnell, GOLD 34.62, 6. Barbara Protzman, GOLD 37.58.

Women’s 200-meter individual medley: 18-24, 2. Kelly Abner, FLAQ 2:38.78, 4. Ailie McGowan, FLAQ 2:41.56; 25-29, 3. Nicola Sutherland, FLAQ 2:41.28; 55-59, 3. Peggy McDonnell, GOLD 3:00.36, 5. Barbara Protzman, GOLD 3:12.84.

Women’s 100-meter freestyle: 40-44, 3. Dale LeClair, GOLD 1:07.18; 55-59, 1. Pat Sargeant, GOLD 1:09.71; 65-69, 2. Linda Webb, FLAQ 1:24.45, 3. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 1:25.20.

Women’s 50-meter backstroke: 18-24, 2. Caroline Ball, FLAQ 32.86, 3. Ailie McGowan, FLAQ 33.27; 25-29, 2. Nicola Sutherland, FLAQ 36.09; 40-44, 2. Dale LeClair, GOLD 37.54; 50-54, 4. Debbie Cavanaugh, GOLD 37.76; 55-59, 1. Maureen Hughes, GOLD 37.26, 2. Pat Sargeant, GOLD 37.63, 3. Linda Larson, FLAQ 40.30; 65-69, 2. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 42.49.

Mixed 200-meter medley relay: 72-99, 1. FLAQ “A” 2:07.48 (Caroline Ball, Ailie McGowan, Guillermo Aguilar, Richard Garza); 100-119, 1. FLAQ “A” 2:09.22 (Nicola Sutherland, Sebastian Young, Jamie Marks, Robert Pardo); 120-159, 11. FLAQ “A” 2:25.08 (James Wray, Marty Hendrick, Kelly Abner, Kristin Volz); 200-239, 1. GOLD “A” 2:08.50 (Maureen Hughes, Scott Walker, Todd Pace, Pat Sargeant), 9. FLAQ “A” 2:20.80 (Linda Larson, Terry Lage, Bryan Tatterson, Linda Webb); 240-279, 2. GOLD “A” 2:22.58 (David Quiggin, Peggy McDonnell, Dale LeClair, Cav Cavanaugh).

SATURDAY GOLD SCHEDULE: 400-meter freestyle, Dale LeClair, 42, 5:08.76; Jeannie Mitchell, 65, 6:58.21; Deb Cavanaugh, 1:25.00; Pat Sargeant, 58, 1:24.58; 100-meter backstroke, Maureen Hughes, 58, 1:27.00; Jeannie Mitchell, 65, 1:37.21; 200-meter breaststroke: Deb Cavanaugh, 53, 3:25.00; 50-meter freestyle: Todd Pace, 43, 24.50; Scott Walker, 43, 27.59; David Quiggin, 67, 29.12; Cav Cavanaugh, 76, 33.00; Pat Sargeant, 58, 31.24; Maureen Hughes 58, 35.00.

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