Marinheiro Leads SOFLO; Smithwick, Zuchowski Win; Azura Dominates Day One Of FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb
CORAL SPRINGS, July 22, 2022–Michelle Marinheiro was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Friday at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Marinheiro, 19, was fourth in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:25.12, shaving 1.54 seconds off her previous best of 2:26.66. She also dropped 1.90 seconds off her 400-meter freestyle time in 4:40.81.

Wisthon Rendon, 18, was SOFLO’s top boys finishing placing ninth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:11.83.

SOFLO women’s team is third with 252, men’s team is fourth with 195 and fourth in combined with 447 points. Azura Florida Aquatics lead all three team categories, as expected.

In two exciting men’s relays, Azura won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:34.80 with Steven Aimable, Davidson Vincent, Matheo Mateos and Gabriel Araya edging out FAST in 1:34.88 with Noah Sipowski, Noah Smith, Josh Zuchowski and Varis Monroe.

FAST (Josh Zuchowski, Noah Sipowski, Nicolas Gallego and Varis Monroe) came back to win the 200-meter medley relay in 1:44.08 just ahead of Azura in 1:44.35 with Steven Aimable, Brandon Moran, Davidson Vincent and Gabriel Araya.

Stanford-bound Zuchowski, 19, won his first individual event of the meet in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:01.13. He was also fastest qualifier in the 200 butterfly in 2:03.41 but scratched from the final.

The U.S. junior national team swimmer is swimming through the meet since he has senior nationals, junior nationals and Junior Pan Pacs coming up before leaving for college.

Smithwick, 18, of Jupiter Dragons took up where she left off at last year’s meet winning the 100-meter freestyle in 57.50. She was second fastest qualifier in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:25.75 but scratched from finals.

In the men’s 400-meter freestyle Dylan Felt of Swim Fort Lauderdale won in 3:58.45 finishing ahead of rival Philip Moldovanu of Wahoos of Wellington in 4:01.53. Felt was also third in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:07.38.

Azura wins included both women’s relays, Gabriel Araya in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:05.51 and men’s 200 free relay.

University of Florida commit Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming, top qualifier in the morning 200-meter backstroke in 2:15.86, scratched from finals along with her teammates who are competing at Futures next week.

Pine Crest coach Mariusz Podkoscielny wanted his swimmers to race one event before practice sessions on Friday night and Saturday morning. The team’s Futures qualifiers leave for North Carolina on Tuesday.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with prelims at 8:30 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Aquatics is defending long course champions after winning its first-ever title last August.

SOFLO has 29 swimmers (19 boys and 10 girls) in 131 individual events and 16 relays in eight relay events. After senior champs, SOFLO swimmers have Zones and Futures remaining to end the summer.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 753, 2. FAST 715, 3. TS Aquatics 522, 4. SOFLO 447, 5. Pompano Beach 292.50.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 326, 2. FAST 323, 3. SOFLO 252, 4. TS Aquatics 212, 5. Midtown Weston 206.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 427, 2. FAST 392, 3. TS Aquatics 310, 4. SOFLO 195, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 191.

WOMEN
200-meter backstroke: 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:24.56, 2. Anelis Roque, GPA 2:25.81, 3. Amanda Loomis, FAST 2:26.75; SOFLO: 13. Mariann Catalasan 2:35.76, 17. Sara Quintero 2:34.58.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 57.50, 2. Emma Herrera, FAST 59.01, 3. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 59.07.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Mia Zahab, GPA 2:20.44, 2. Gabriela Robles Cortes, Azura 2:20.88, 3. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 2:24.77; SOFLO: 4. Michelle Marinheiro 2:25.12, time drop 1.54, 7. Gabriella DeLuna 2:26.57, time drop 0.18, 14. Gabriela Avila 2:37.81.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Emily Trieschmann, NSU 4:20.88, 2. Corina Wong, MWA 4:33.05, 3. Ryan Flynn, GPA 4:33.82; SOFLO: 17. Michelle Marinheiro 4:40.81, time drop 1.90.

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Azura 1:47.02 (Sirena Rowe, Julimar Avila, Lucia Miller, Solana Capalbo), 2. Midtown Weston 1:48.85, 3. TS Aquatics 1:49.14, 6. SOFLO A 1:52.01 (Natalie Gembicki, Ana Villamil, Elena Dinehart, Maddie Smutny), 12. SOFLO B 1:57.35 (Olivia Dinehart, Sophia Grubbs, Gabriela Avila, Isabelle Wilson).

200-meter medley relay: 1. Azura 1:58.48 (Sirena Rowe, Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Julimar Avila, Solana Capalbo), 2. FAST 2:02.06, 3. TS Aquatics 2:02.59, 6. SOFLO A 2:03.93 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Ana Villamil, Natalie Gembicki), 11. SOFLO B 2:10.51 (Isabelle Wilson, Sophia Grubbs, Sara Quintero, Maddie Smutny).

MEN
200-meter backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:01.13, 2. Mariano Sosa, Azura 2:06.72, 3. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:07.52; SOFLO: 9. Wisthon Rendon 2:11.83, 17. Aldo Zepeda 2:14.90, time drop 1.84, 20. Nicholas Pelaez 2:21.17, time drop 7.60, 25. Adrian Hernandez 2:18.68, 26. Hashan Ekanayake 2:20.51, time drop 3.85.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Varis Monroe, FAST 51.40, 2. Daniel Ramirez, WA 51.65, 3. Thomas Flower, NSU 51.70; SOFLO: 32. Alexander Miller 56.50.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Gabriel Araya, Azura 2:05.51, 2. Marcus Szabo, PB 2:07.28, 3. Dylan Felt, SFTL 2:07.38; SOFLO: 13. Jaden Amores 2:16.25, time drop 0.85.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 3:58.45, 2. Philip Moldovanu, WOW 4:01.53, 3. Matheo Mateos, Azura 4:03.56; SOFLO: 10. Enrique Rodriguez 4:12.32, 19. Agustin Rodriguez 4:17.21, time drop 1.21, 20. Hashan Ekanayake 4:20.69, time drop 5.11, 22. Felix Gonzalez 4:22.87, time drop 14.87, 30. Alexander Miller 4:27.23, time drop 10.72.

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Azura 1:34.80 (Steven Aimable, Davidson Vincent, Matheo Mateos, Gabriel Araya), 2. FAST 1:34.88, 3. TS Aquatics 1:36.93, 9. SOFLO A 1:40.68 (Alex Golding, Agustin Rodriguez, Wisthon Rendon, Enrique Rodriguez), 20. SOFLO B 1:44.00 (Alexander Miller, Aldo Zepeda, Marvan Ekanayake, Dominic Bono).

200-meter medley relay: 1. FAST 1:44.08, 2. Azura A 1:44.35, 3. Azura B 1:48.72, 8. SOFLO A 1:51.88 (Aldo Zepeda, Manuel Melendez, Agustin Rodriguez, Alex Golding), 16. SOFLO B 1:56.47 (Wisthon Rendon, Alexander Miller, Jaden Amores, Austin Nelson).

IF YOU GO
WHAT: Florida Gold Coast LCM Senior Championships.

WHEN: Friday-Sunday.

WHERE: Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions, Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd.

TIMELINES: Saturday, 8:30-11:49 a.m., 5-7:31 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:32 p.m., 5-7:29 p.m.

ADMISSION: $5 per sessions for prelims and finals. There will be a concession stand available. Heat sheets are available at http://www.swimcssc.com or Meet Mobile. For more information call swim office 954-340-5032.

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

St. Andrew’s Aquatics Captures First-Ever Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships, SOFLO Finishes Second


By Sharon Robb
CORAL SPRINGS, August 1, 2021—In one of the closest Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships, St. Andrew’s Aquatics won its first-ever combined team title Sunday at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Defending seven-time champion South Florida Aquatic Club finished runner-up in combined with 1,295.50, 151.50 points behind St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 1,446. Jupiter Dragons were third with 1,064.50. They were the only teams to crack the 1,000-point barrier among a field of 35 teams.

St. Andrew’s Aquatics also won the boys team title with 1,143. SOFLO was second with 790 and Swim Fort Lauderdale was third with 675.

Jupiter Dragons, led by Heidi Smithwick, winner of seven individual and relay events, won the girls’ team title with 710.50 points, just 41.50 points ahead of Gulliver Swim Club with 669. Pine Crest was third with 665.50. SOFLO was fourth with 505.50 and St. Andrew’s Aquatics was sixth with 303.

Because of bad weather and impending storms moving in from the Everglades, the final night session was cancelled and results were morning timed finals. The 400-meter medley relays and fast heats of the 1500 freestyles were not contested.

St. Andrew’s swimmers dedicated the win to longtime head coach Sid Cassidy, who underwent coronary angioplasty and stent surgery and was unable to be at the meet.

“We wanted to make him happy and feel better so we wanted to do well,” said St. Andrew’s sprinter and U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier Maximilian Zum Tobel, anchor leg of the Florida Gold Coast record-breaking 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:32.48, just missing the national age group record by .05. The previous FGC record was 1:32.87 set by Westminster Academy in 2013.

“We weren’t talking about the title too much but we were pretty confident because we knew we had a stacked finals in the 50 free and 100 back,” Zum Tobel said. “Our mindset was that we were ready to take on what we wanted to do. I’m happy, this is awesome.”

Despite missing several top swimmers competing at both Futures Championships and Speedo Summer Championships that begin Tuesday, SOFLO swimmers rose to the occasion during the three-day meet.

“Our kids were phenomenal,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said from Greensboro, N.C. “They swam really well and stepped it up.”

SOFLOs Top 10 finishers were:

Michelle Marinheiro, 1500-meter freestyle, first 18:41.11.

Gaby Banks, 50-meter freestyle, second 27.10.

Christian Tijero, 1500-meter freestyle, second 17:40.12.

Michelle Fernandez, 100-meter breaststroke, fifth, 1:16.82.

Nathaniel Garrick, 1500-meter freestyle, seventh 18:14.87, time drop 38.82.

Alex Golding, 200-meter individual medley, seventh 2:14.44.

Rafael Rodriguez, 100-meter backstroke, eighth, 1:01.15; 50-meter freestyle, ninth 24.66, time drop 0.51.

SOFLO also had two swimmers, Alex Golding and Sebastian Lares make their Futures cuts during the meet.

For the summer’s last local long course meet, 41 SOFLO swimmers, ages 15-and-over, (26 men and 15 women) competed in 174 individual and eight relay events.

The top three girls high points leaders were: Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter Dragons, 215; Riley Botting, Pine Crest 141; and Paola Gonzalez of Metro Aquatics, 134. SOFLO’s top girl was Natalie Gembicki, 16, with 70 points.

The top three boys high point leaders were: Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 165.50; Gabriel Araya, Azura, 159; and Dario Martin, Olympus Swimming 147. SOFLO’s top boy was Alex Golding, 17, with 91 points.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1,446, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,295.50, 3. Jupiter Dragons 1,064.50, 4. Pine Crest 894.50, 5. Gulliver 832, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 745, 7. Midtown Weston 652, 8. Azura Florida Aquatics 588, 9. Metro Aquatics 586, 10. TS Aquatics 430.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1,143, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 790, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 675, 4. Eagle Aquatics 401.50, 5. Jupiter Dragons 354, 6. Azura Florida Aquatics 348, 7. Metro Aquatics 289, 8. TS Aquatics 244, 9. Olympus Swimming Club 242, 10. Boca Raton Swim Team 235.50.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Jupiter Dragons 710.50, 2. Gulliver 669, 3. Pine Crest 665.50, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club 505.50, 5. Midtown Weston 460, 6. St. Andrew’s 303, 7. Metro Aquatics 297, 8. TS Aquatics 291, 9. Wahoos of Wellington 248, 10. Flood Aquatics 242.50.

WOMEN
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 18:41.11, 2. Lillian Smith, SAS 18:55.69, 3. Addison Byrne, PB 19:31.34.

100-meter backstroke: 1. tie, Hanna Smith, PC 1:07.91 and Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:07.91, 3. Solana Capalbo, AZFL 1:08.39; SOFLO: 28. Sally Golding 1:12.81, time drop 1.41, 31. Sara Quintero 1:13.18, 41. Jena Legaspi 1:14.44, 45. Mariann Catalasan 1:15.73, time drop 0.08, 50. Sofia Osorio 1:16.90.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Micaela Sierra, AZFL 1:13.30, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:14.74, 3. Delaine Goll, GPA 1:14.88; SOFLO: 5. Michelle Fernandez 1:16.82, 26. Sabrina Osorio 1:23.11, 28. Mariann Catalasan 1:23.24, 33. Sara Quintero 1:24.21, time drop 0.16, 51. Ana Frable 1:29.50.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 26.36, 2. Gaby Banks, SOFLO 27.10, 3. Kiara Caamano, JUP 27.17, 20. Nat Gembicki 28.44, 34. Michelle Fernandez 28.92, 47. Jennamarie Brames 29.50, 49. Sally Golding 29.52, time drop 0.53, 58. Michelle Marinheiro 29.83, 83. Sophia Bedoya 30.97.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 2:24.51, 2. Riley Botting, PC 2:27.31, 3. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:27.50; SOFLO: 17. Nat Gembicki 2:33.76, time drop 4.89, 35. Jennamarie Brames 2:38.44, 41. Sabrina Osorio 2:41.25, 49. Mariann Catalasan 2:47.29.

MEN
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Thomas Powers-Hammond, SFTL 17:31.09, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 17:40.12, 3. Mateo Shearer, HAT 17:40.37; SOFLO: 7. Nathaniel Garrick 18:14.87, time drop 38.82.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 57.44, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 58.62, 3. Joshua Balbi, SAS 59.45; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 1:01.15, 11. Sebastian Lares 1:01.84, time drop 2.41, 15. Alejandro Mateus 1:02.51, 17. Aldo Zepeda 1:02.78, 22. Philo Ibrahim 1:03.26, 27. Austin Nelson 1:04.46, 29. Adrian Hernandez 1:04.87, 38. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:06.33, time drop 2.85, 49. Nathaniel Garrick 1:07.31, 52. Nicolas Sanchade 1:07.83, 67. Nicholas Chaimowicz 1:11.06.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Diego Jesus Duarte, AZFL 1:05.84, 2. Dylan Brisco, SAS 1:05.84, 3. Dario Martin, OSC 1:05.91; SOFLO: 16. Manuel Melendez 1:10.52, 18. Javier Roman 1:11.39, 38. Christopher Hau 1:14.40, 41. Alan Bertea 1:14.66, 43. Zackary Harris 1:15.46, time drop 0.81, 52. Adrian Hernandez 1:16.16, 66. Vinay Gurnani 1:19.57.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Josiah Morales, PAQ 23.29, 2. Reese Branzell, SAS 23.30, 3. Max Zum Tobel, SAS 23.86, 9. Rafael Rodriguez 24.66, time drop 0.51, 25. Philo Ibrahim 25.45, 27. Aldo Zepeda 25.50, time drop 0.19, 47. Brennan Binder 26.20, time drop 0.30, 83. Robert Wilson 27.19, 89. Christopher Hau 27.96.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:08.93, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 2:10.93, 3. Gabriel Araya 2:11.80; SOFLO: 7. Alex Golding 2:14.44, 15. Javier Roman 2:16.84, 18. Sebastian Lares 2:18.07, time drop 3.80, 20. Alejandro Mateus 2:19.41, time drop 2.54, 21. Enrique Rodriguez 2:19.49, 25. Adrian Hernandez 2:20.83, time drop 0.85, 32. Brennan Binder 2:22.54, time drop 4.78, 42. Manuel Melendez 2:23.95, 50. Christian Tijero 2:25.59, 52. Garrett Oliver 2:25.79, 56. Zackary Harris 2:26.32.

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

SOFLO Leads Combined After Day One Of FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb
CORAL SPRINGS, July 30, 2021—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club took the early lead after opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Friday at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

In what promises to be a close competition, SOFLO leads the combined team standings with 648 points followed by St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 567 and Jupiter Dragons with 483 points.

St. Andrew’s Aquatics leads the men’s competition with 428 followed by SOFLO with 388 and Swim Fort Lauderdale with 342 points.

Jupiter Dragons leads the girls field with 314 points followed by Gulliver with 302. SOFLO is fourth with 260.

After a challenging 16 months of COVID-19 protocols, empty pools and restrictions, parity has returned to Florida Gold Coast swimming.

Four different girls teams and four different boys teams won senior titles on the first of three days of competition.

Pine Crest had two individual champions with Paige Maceachern in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:19.47 and Riley Botting in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:29.40.

St. Andrew’s dominated the boys competition with individual champion Reese Branzell in the 100-meter freestyle in 50.92. St. Andrew’s swept the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter medley relays.

SOFLO’s Top 10 finishers were:

Sebastian Lares, 200-meter backstroke, fifth 2:12.82, time drop 6.37.

Alex Golding, 200-meter backstroke, sixth 2:13.09, time drop 1.44.

Gaby Banks, 100-meter freestyle, sixth 1:00.31.

Michelle Marinheiro, 200-meter butterfly, seventh 2:31.76, time drop 4:57.22.

Nat Gembicki, 400-meter freestyle, seventh 4:38.37, time drop 13.18.

Javier Roman, 200-meter butterfly, seventh 2:11.95, time drop 1.77.

Ivan Grass, 400-meter freestyle, seventh 4:18.37.

Rafael Rodriguez, 100-meter freestyle, ninth 53.68, time drop 3.19.

Enrique Rodriguez, 200-meter butterfly, tenth 2:11.99, time drop 0.57.

SOFLO’s women’s relays finished fourth in the 200-meter medley relay and fifth in the 200-meter freestyle relay. The men’s relays finished fourth in the 200 medley and fifth in the 200 freestyle.

In March, SOFLO won its seventh title in at its home pool. SOFLO swept the combined (2,007 points), women (1,013.50) and men (993.50) team titles.

The meet continues on Saturday. Prelims are 8:30 a.m. and finals 5 p.m. each day. On Sunday, the men’s and women’s 1500 freestyle distance finals are 11:25 a.m. with the remaining finals at 5 p.m.

For the three-day long course meet in the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions, 41 SOFLO swimmers, ages 15-and-over, (26 men and 15 women) have qualified for 174 individual and eight relay events.

Everyone is encouraged to wear face coverings or face masks while at the facility. Hand sanitation stations are available throughout the facility.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 648.5, 2. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 567, 3. Jupiter Dragons 483, 4. Pine Crest 437, 5. Gulliver 373, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 370, 7. Midtown Weston 349, 8. TS Aquatics 283, 9. Coral Springs Swim Club 245, 10. Metro Aquatics 228.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 428, 2. SOFLO 388, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 342, 4. Jupiter Dragons 169, 5. Metro Aquatics 166, 6. Eagle Aquatics 162, 7. TS Aquatics 144, 8. Pine Crest Swimming 142, 9. Pompano Beach Piranhas 106, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 99.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Jupiter Dragons 314, 2. Gulliver 302, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 295, 4. SOFLO 260.5, 5. Midtown Weston 255, 6. Coral Springs Swim Club 146, 7. tie, TS Aquatics, St. Andrew’s 139, 9. Golden Panther Aquatics 127, 10. Sunrise Swimming 110.

WOMEN
200-meter backstroke: 1. Solana Capalbo, AZFL 2:23.86, 2. Riley Macvane, NPB 2:27.41, 3. Sophia Perez, GRSC 2:27.83; SOFLO: 12. Sally Golding 2:33.07, 20. Sara Quintero 2:34.70, 21. Mariann Catalasan 2:35.09, time drop 3.64.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 57.41, 2. Eriana Temperino, GPA 58.49, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 59.24; SOFLO: 6. Gaby Banks 1:00.31, 26. Nat Gembicki 1:00.91, time drop 0.13.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Paige Maceachern, PC 2:19.47, 2. Julian Atkinson, MTSC 2:19.80, 3. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 2:21.27; SOFLO: 7. Michelle Marinheiro 2:31.76, time drop 4.57, 22. Jennamarie Brames 2:40.34.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 4:29.40, 2. Faith Mutschler, WOW 4:33.10, 3. Helvina Huet, GPA 4:33.56; SOFLO: 7. Nat Gembicki 4:38.37, time drop 13.18, 12. Michelle Marinheiro 4:42.78, time drop 1.08, 13. Mariangela Cincotti 4:43.20, 18. Jennamarie Brames 4:46.00, time drop 5.81.

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Jupiter 1:47.16, 2. Pine Crest 1:51.09, 3. Midtown Weston 1:51.15, 5. SOFLO 1:53.47 (Nat Gembicki, Mariangela Cincotti, Sally Golding, Gaby Banks), 21. SOFLO B 2:05.49 (Jennamarie Brames, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio, Jena Legaspi).

200-meter medley relay: 1. Midtown Weston 2:01.78, 2. Jupiter 2:01.98, 3. Pine Crest 2:02.84, 4. SOFLO A 2:06.41 (Jena Legaspi, Michelle Fernandez, Michelle Marinheiro, Gaby Banks), 17. SOFLO B 2:13.93 (Jennamarie Brames, Sabrina Osorio, Mariangela Cincotti, Nat Gembicki).

MEN
200-meter backstroke: 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 2:01.62, 2. Lance Lesage, PC 2:11.35, 3. Jack Faulkner, SFTL 2:11.87; SOFLO: 5. Sebastian Lares 2:12.82, time drop 6.37, 6. Alex Golding 2:13.09, time drop 1.44.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Reese Branzell, SAS 50.92, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 51.51, 3. Jorge Depassier, AZFL 51.94; SOFLO: 9. Rafael Rodriguez 53.68, time drop 3.19

200-meter butterfly: 1. Gabriel Araya, AZFL 2:03.6, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 2:04.49, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 2:07.98; SOFLO: 7. Javier Roman 2:11.95, time drop 1.77, 10. Enrique Rodriguez 2:11.99, time drop 0.57, 15. Alejandro Mateus 2:17.61, 17. Adrian Hernandez 2:15.15, 23. Brennan Binder 2:17.89, time drop 3.80, 24. Christian Tijero 2:20.04, time drop 6.03.

400-meter freestyle:1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 4:04.02, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 4:07.40, 3. Dylan Brisco, SAS 4:07.54; SOFLO: 7. Ivan Grass 4:18.37, 15. Christian Tijero 4:26.12, time drop 12.81, 22. Nathaniel Garrick 4:28.08, time drop 6.95, 30. Zachary Harris 4:34.64.

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics A 1:32.48, 2. Eagle Aquatics 1:37.54, 3. St. Andrew’s B 1:38.55, 5. SOFLO A 1:40.31 (Alex Golding, Brennan Binder, Sebastian Lares, Rafael Rodriguez), 12. SOFLO B 1:42.55 (Philo Ibrahim, Zackary Harris, Adrian Hernandez, Aldo Zepeda).

200-meter medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics A 1:44.47, 2. St. Andrew’s Aquatics B 1:47.51, 3. Pine Crest 1:50.96, 4. SOFLO A 1:51.33 (Sebastian Lares, Javier Roman, Rafael Rodriguez, Alex Golding), 12. SOFLO B 1:55.10 (Alejandro Mateus, Manuel Melendez, Enrique Rodriguez, Brennan Binder).

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

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Michelle Marinheiro


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, May 10, 2021–In the last twelve years, Michelle Marinheiro not only grew up as a swimmer at South Florida Aquatic Club but as a person.

It was only natural she follow in the footsteps of her older sisters, Marcella and Melissa, both longtime SOFLO swimmers.

“I started swimming at SOFLO because of my two older sisters,” she said. “I was always around there. I would run around the pool deck and people were scared I was going to jump in but my mom would say, ‘it’s okay, she loves the water.’

“I always like to say I was born into it, because I really didn’t have a choice. I remember sleeping on the pool deck when I was little while my mom and sisters were swimming. I found out I could sleep through everything.”

Marinheiro, 18, who graduates from West Broward High School on June 10, forged friendships with coaches and swimmers with memories at SOFLO that will last a lifetime.

Asked what she will miss the most, Marinheiro said “I guess basically everything. SOFLO is like a family. You fight and bicker sometimes, but there are moments where everyone comes together and has your back. I have a lot of memories.”

While living in Brazil, her mother put her in the water when she was 3 months old to make her water-safe. When they were in South Florida for the summer, she started lessons with SOFLO Coach George Mersinger at age 4 1/2. Since then Marinheiro is one of the few swimmers in the program that has worked with every member of the coaching staff.

She played soccer when she was young in Brazil and flag football in eighth grade in South Florida, but swimming became her passion.

“I think when I was with Coach Rose and started getting better I actually thought I could do this,” Michelle said. “When I moved into Travis (Lockie) group I realized I really did enjoy the sport. It wasn’t just something I was put into because of my sisters.”

There were times Marinheiro had her doubts.

“Like any sport, there are some points where you feel like you are doing everything you can, but the results aren’t showing,” she said. “You just have to be patient. I learned that the hard way because I am kind of stubborn.

“Your brain eventually clicks that you can do it. The moment you step back and listen to what your coaches are telling you to do, it will click. They are giving you everything you need to succeed but it’s up to you to use it and make something out of it.

“My advice to the younger kids would be ‘as much as it feels like whatever you are doing is not enough, keep doing it because it does take time to get where you want to be. Take the time that you need and you will get there eventually.'”

After her father passed away, Marinheiro was away from the pool off and on for about five to six months. She came back stronger than ever and knows he is always with her. At Senior Championships she competed in the mile after only two weeks of training.

“My teammates needed the points and I wanted to see what I could do. I was a minute slower but after I finished the event it showed me that I could do it no matter what happens. As long as you try and do what you have to do, the outcome is unlimited. It definitely motivates you.”

Swimming has helped her with everyday life including time management and discipline. If she wasn’t swimming, she said she would be doing performing arts or theater in school.

“Swimming has actually helped me a lot and given me a sense of responsibility,” Marinheiro said. “It helps you understand you have to get things done and prioritize your time. You have to wake up in the morning at 5 a.m. You have practice, then 10 minutes to get ready for school and then after school literally eating in the car before another practice, then homework and going to sleep on time.”

Like her teammates, she managed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown with zoom dryland workouts and some limited training in her grandmother’s community pool before it was closed.

“At first we thought it would be two weeks, a little break to chill but after it hit the third week we were like seriously, we just want to go outside and get back in the pool,” she said. “The zoom drylands were a bit more of normalcy in a situation that wasn’t normal. It started getting better as time progressed.

“When we finally got back in the pool the first day I was flying through the water. The second day I was swimming so slow. It took a while to get back to where I was.”

Marinheiro is undecided about college but said “I am definitely going to keep swimming for a long time. I really do enjoy the sport. I like the feeling of just swimming.”

She’s also been a role model and when needed helps coach young SOFLO swimmers just coming up including Little Dipper Ellie Phan, at 6, the youngest to compete in several local meets. She wrote a card to Marinheiro that touched her heart.

“She said that because of how I helped her that she basically started to love the sport and to me that really hit home,” Marinheiro said fighting back tears. “The fact that you can share your love for the sport with somebody, it’s the best feeling in the world…a really rewarding feeling and it makes me realize why I do love the sport.”

Marinheiro is one of 23 graduating seniors who will be honored Sunday, May 23 during Seniors Night in an intimate setting at Academic Village Pool. “I can’t promise anything, but I will try not to cry,” she said. “I will bring tissues.”

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

St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders Sweep West Broward, Flanagan; SOFLO’s Marinheiro, Lesage, Handal Double Winners


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, September 4, 2019—St. Thomas Aquinas came up big sweeping West Broward and Flanagan in a tri-meet Wednesday night.

The girls team defeated West Broward, 130-48, and Flanagan, 144-31. In the other dual, West Broward defeated Flanagan, 103-48.

The boys team defeated West Broward, 99-70, and Flanagan, 128-39. West Broward topped Flanagan, 117-49.

The girls team swept the top three spots in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke. The boys team swept the 100-yard freestyle.

There were two girls double winners. West Broward’s Michelle Marinheiro won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.35 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:33.56. Marinheiro won an exciting 200-yard freestyle out-touching Gabriella Chambers of St. Thomas Aquinas, second in 2:02.82.

St. Thomas Aquinas’ Gina Fimiano wpn the 200-yard individual medley in 2:21.38 and 100-yard freestyle in 59.02.

In the 100-yard backstroke, St. Thomas Lalainie Bannister nipped teammate Olivia Wiebe, 1:07.06-1:07.09.

St. Thomas Aquinas girls won seven individual events and swept all three relays.

St. Thomas Aquinas had two boys double winners.

Jack Faulkner won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.20 and 100-yard freestyle in 53.35.

Lance Lesage won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.71 and 100-yard backstroke in 53.09.

John Paul Handal of West Broward won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.73 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:01.03.

The Raiders won six boys’ individual events and swept all three relays.

GIRLS
St. Thomas Aquinas 130, West Broward 48
St. Thomas Aquinas 144, Flanagan 31
West Broward 103, Flanagan 48

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 2:01.15, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas B 2:08.16, 3. West Broward 2:12.77.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Michelle Marinheiro, WB 2:02.35, 3. Gabriella Chambers, STA 2:02.82, 3. Samantha Litman, STA 2:06.87.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Gina Fimiano, STA 2:21.38, 2. Lalainie Bannister, STA 2:23.58, 3. Shayna Blitz, FLAN 2:30.38.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Alexia Tremellen, STA 27.97, 2. Ali Klis, STA 28.06, 3. Amari Osouna, STA 32.28.

1-meter diving: 1. Katlyn Ross, STA 119.25, 2. Emma Murray, STA 107.25.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Samantha Litman STA 1:04.56, 2. Anabela Shearer, STA 1:07.35, 3. Ella Terran, WB 1:20.69.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Gina Fimiano, STA 59.02, 2. Callie Jordan, STA 1:01.62, 3. Sofia Marquis, STA 1:09.96.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michelle Marinheiro, WB 5:33.56, 2. Victoria Landron, STA 5:46.62, 3. Megan Smith, STA 5:47.55.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:46.97, 2. West Broward 1:56.89, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas B 1:57.10.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:07.06, 2. Olivia Wiebe, STA 1:07.09, 3. Gabriella Martinez, STA 1:12.44.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Isabella Nigro, STA 1:14.38, 2. Emily Lopez-Diaz, WB 1:23.96, 3. Amy-Nicole Toro, FLAN 1:24.21.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 3:56.69, 2. West Broward 4:06.58, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas B 4:08.39.

BOYS
St. Thomas Aquinas 99, West Broward 70
St. Thomas Aquinas 128, Flanagan 39
West Broward 117, Flanagan 49

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:48.97, 2. West Broward 1:50.33, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas B 2:01.03.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jack Faulkner, STA 1:56.20, 2. David Diaz, WB 2:11.69, 3. Liam Connor, STA 2:17.76.

200-yard individual medley: 1. John Paul Handal, WB 2:03.73, 2. Nicholas Munoz, WB 2:06.78, 3. Steven Grady, STA 2:12.95.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kelby Bertolett, STA 25.03, 2. Mark DeGracia, WB 25.44, 3. William Trinadad, WB 25.58.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 55.71, 2. Marcos Vazquez, WB 57.50, 3. Felipe Bravo, STA 1:02.26.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jack Faulkner, STA 53.35, 2. Ian Hamilton, STA 59.78, 3. Arnaldo Castillo, STA 1:00.25.

500-yard freestyle: 1. John Paul Handal, WB 5:01.03, 2. Steven Grady, STA 5:17.02, 3. Jacob Hengen, WB 5:55.88.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:44.38, 2. West Browward 1:46.03, 3. Flanagan 1:46.63.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 53.09, 2. Nicolas Munoz, WB 59.78, 3. Charles Brunette, STA 1:09.89.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ian Hamilton, STA 1:11.13, 2. Johnny Bastos, WB 1:11.26, 3. Mark DeGracia, WB 1:12.44.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 3:47.45, 2. West Broward 3:52.41, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas B 4:03.02.

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

Fort Lauderdale Flying L’s Sweep West Broward, Ely, McArthur In Season Opener


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, August 29, 2019—Defending District 11-3A boys champion Fort Lauderdale High School opened the season with three wins Wednesday at its home pool.

The Flying L’s were led by double winner Matthew Gocke, who won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.91 and 100-yard freestyle in 53.00. Jimmy McCrady won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.31. Myles Felt, Georgy Goncharov and D. Givskov were also individual winners.

The Flying L’s won two boys relays and all but two events and one relay.

SOFLO’s John Paul Handal of West Broward was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.40 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:01.13. West Broward also won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:49.88.

Fort Lauderdale’s girls team also swept and picked up three wins.

Rylie Barnhardt led Fort Lauderdale with two wins in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:22.50 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.70. Teammate Lucas was also a double winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 27.35 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.20. The Flying L’s won the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

SOFLO’s Michelle Marinheiro was a double winner for West Broward and anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay. Marinheiro won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.94 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:30.29.

The meet was delayed for lightning but was able to resume and finish the full list of events.

GIRLS
Fort Lauderdale 63, West Broward 38
Fort Lauderdale 75, McArthur 25
West Broward 61, McArthur 30

200-yard medley relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale 2:01.95 (Patrocinio, Lucas, Barnhardt, Maisonette), 2. West Broward 2:08.64, 3. McArthur 2:15.73.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Michelle Marinheiro, WB 2:06.94, 2. Luiza Patrocinio, FTL 2:10.32, 3. Gonzalez, MCA 2:17.08.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rylie Barnhardt, FTL 2:22.50, 2. Gonzalez, MCA 2:33.46, 3. Bennett, FTL 2:45.40.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Lucas, FTL 27.35, 2. Maisonette, FTL 28.08, 3. Chirgwin, MCA 28.31.

1-meter diving: 1. Maier, FTL 184.01, 2. Hynes, FTL 98.75.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Rylie Barnhardt, FTL 1:07.70, 2. Gonzalez, MCA 1:09.56, 3. Villar, WB 1:29.92.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Emily Lopez-Diaz, WB 56.12, 2. Maisonette, FTL 1:03.78, 3. Cabanagh, WB 1:13.10.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michelle Marinheiro, WB 5:30.29, 2. M. Gonzalez, MCA 5:52.81, 3. Coan, FTL 6:26.48.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale 1:49.92 (Patrocinio, Lucas, Maisonette, Barnhardt), 2. West Broward 1:57.32, 3. McArthur 2:02.42.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Luiza Patrocinio, FTL 1:10.11, 2. G. Lissa, WB 1:16.75, 3. Tamayo, FTL 1:49.80.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Lucas, FTL 1:16.20, 2. Chirgwin, MCA 1:20.80, 3. E. Diaz Lopez, WB 1:22.41.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. West Broward 4:17.04 (Terran, Villar, Lissa, Marinheiro), 2. Fort Lauderdale A 5:12.05, 3. Fort Lauderdale B 5:45.53.

BOYS
Fort Lauderdale 83, McArthur 10
Fort Lauderdale 56, West Broward 38
McArthur 59, West Broward 38

200-yard medley relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale A 1:45.85 (Givskov, Goncharov, Felt, Gocke), 2. West Broward 1:48.23, 3. Fort Lauderdale B 1:52.70.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jimmy McCrady, FTL 2:04.31, 2. Grant Voet, FTL 2:05.05, 3. Diaz, WB 2:08.86.

200-yard individual medley: 1. John Paul Handal, WB 2:03.40, 2. Munoz, WB 2:05.67, 3. Givskov, FTL 2:11.48.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Matthew Gocke, FTL 23.91, 2. Degracia, WB 24.73, 3. Trinadad, WB 26.01.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Myles Felt, FTL 55.39, 2. Lilley, FTL 57.02, 3. Vazquez, WB 57.96.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Matthew Gocke, FTL 53.00, 2. Rogers, FTL 58.55, 3. Orozco, WB 1:02.13.

500-yard freestyle: 1. John Paul Handal, WB 5:01.13, 2. Jimmy McCrady, FTL 5:33.32, 3. Grant Voet, FTL 5:34.10.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale A 1:34.56 (Gocke, Givskov, Goncharov, Lilley), 2. Fort Lauderdale B 1:40.53, 3. West Broward 1:44.71.

100-yard backstroke: 1. D. Givskov, FTL 57.51, 2. Munoz, WB 59.06, 3. Brantmeyer, FTL 1:01.73.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Georgy Goncharov, FTL 1:07.33, 2. Bastos, WB 1:10.87, 3. Degracia, WB 1:12.25.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. West Broward A 3:49.88 (Trinadad, Cabrera, Vazquez, Munoz), 2. West Broward B 4:04.45, 3. Fort Lauderdale 4:15.31.

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

Pembroke Pines Charter Ends Regular Season On Winning, Fun Note; Sweeps Flanagan, West Broward


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, October 11, 2018—It was hard to tell who was having more fun Wednesday night in a tri-meet at Academic Village Pool–the parents or the swimmers.

Pembroke Pines Charter ended its regular season on a winning note sweeping Flanagan and West Broward but the best part was the final race pitting seniors against parents along with West Broward principal Brad Fatout.

Pembroke Pines Charter girls team defeated Flanagan, 133-49 and West Broward, 111-76. West Broward defeated Flanagan, 117-58.

The Jaguars swept all three girls relays and won all but two individual events.

Victoria Torres, enjoying an outstanding freshman season, was a double winner for Pembroke Pines Charter. She won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:22.21 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.03.

Jaguars underclassmen trio Valentina Terry, a sophomore, Maria Herne, a sophomore and freshman Jena Legaspi were individual winners.

The Jaguars swept the top three places in the 100-yard freestyle with Maria Herne, Gisselle Claros and Kathia Jaramillo.

West Broward’s Maya Coffey was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.09 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:05.32.

Teammate Michelle Marinheiro, the last of three swimming sisters, won the 500-yard freestyle by more than a body length in 5:33.27.

In the boys’ competition, Pembroke Pines Charter defeated Flanagan, 115-73, and West Broward, 101-87. West Broward topped Flanagan, 105-82.

In an exciting boys’ 200-yard medley relay, West Broward won in 1:49.87 ahead of Pembroke Pines Charter in 1:50.44 with relay swimmers Nicolas Munoz, John Paul Handal, Marcos Vazquez and Mark DeGracia.

Flanagan won the 200-yard freestyle relay and Pembroke Pines Charter won the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Senior Sebastian Sevilla, 17, and junior Rafael Rodriguez, 16, were double winners for the Jaguars.

Sevilla won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.32 and 100-yard freestyle in 52.71.

Rodriguez won the 200-yard individual medleyin 1:58.59 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.69.

GIRLS
Pembroke Pines Charter 133, Flanagan 49
Pembroke Pines Charter 111, West Broward 76
West Broward 117, Flanagan 58

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter A 2:00.65 (Legaspi, Torres, Villarta, Terry), 2. West Broward 2:08.09, 3. Pembroke Pines Charter 2:10.84.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maya Coffey, WB 2:04.09, 2. Michelle Marinheiro, WB 2:06.44, 3. Gabriella Terry, PPC 2:13.21.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Victoria Torres, PPC 2:22.21, 2. Celenia Lumelski, WB 2:31.52, 3. Shayna Blitz, FL 2:33.15.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Valentina Terry, PPC 27.07, 2. Mackenzie Ahearn, PPC 28.82, 3. Kellie Wilcox, WB 29.07.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Maya Coffey, WB 1:05.32, 2. Julinna Villarta, PPC 1:08.62, 3. Celenia Lumelski, WB 1:09.44.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Maria Herne, PPC 1:00.58, 2. Gisselle Claros, PPC 1:07.20, 3. Kathia Jaramillo, PPC 1:07.89.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michelle Marinheiro, WB 5:33.27, 2. Daniela Barreto, PPC 6:01.06, 3. Molly Masson, PPC 6:28.51.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:51.75 (Terry, Ahearn, Herne, Terry), 2. West Broward 1:57.44, 3. Flanagan 2:00.64.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jena Legaspi, PPC 1:05.08, 2. Michelle Ordonez, PPC 1:10.98, 3. Shayna Blitz, FL 1:11.89.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Victoria Torres, PPC 1:12.03, 2. Kellie Wilcox, WB 1:21.65, 3. Mackenzie Ahearn, PPC 1:21.88.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter A 4:00.38 (Barreto, Herne, Torres, Terry), 2. West Broward 4:05.26, 3. Pembroke Pines B 4:15.64.

BOYS
Pembroke Pines Charter 115, Flanagan 73
Pembroke Pines Charter 101, West Broward 87
West Broward 105, Flanagan 82

200-yard medley relay: 1. West Broward 1:49.87 (Munoz, Handal, Vazquez, DeGracia), 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:50.44, 3. Flanagan 1:55.40, 3. Pembroke Pines Charter 2:00.64.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Sebastian Sevilla, PPC 1:55.32, 2. Nick Chaimowicz, PPC 2:01.41, 3. Alejandro Garcia, PPC 2:20.71.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:58.59, 2. John Paul Handal, WB 2:05.62, 3. Mark DeGracia, WB 2:25.14.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Martin Berti, PPC 25.65, 2. David Diaz, WB 26.57, 3. Blaize Chin Yee, FL 26.72.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Marcos Vazquez, WB 57.77, 2. Nicolas Munoz, WB 59.78, 3. Christian Vasquez, PPC 59.85.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Sebastian Sevilla, PPC 52.71, 2. Matthew Camargo, FL 57.27, 3. Kristian Orozco, WB 57.70.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nick Chaimowicz, PPC 5:20.34, 2. Lucas Porven, PPC 5:41.78, 3. Julian Villarta, PPC 5:52.00.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Flanagan 1:44.52 (Simko, Camargo, Toro, Chin Yee), 2. West Broward 1:47.90, 3. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:48.83.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nicolas Munoz, WB 1:00.31, 2. Marcos Vazquez, WB 1:02.27, 3. Sebastian Simko, FL 1:06.85.,

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:04.69, 2. John Paul Handal, WB 1:07.59, 3. Mark DeGracia, WB 1:13.13.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:32.13 (Sevilla, Alfonso, Chaimowicz, Rodrigue), 2. West Broward 4:01.03, 3. Pembroke Pines Charter 4:07.97.

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

Cypress Bay Sweeps West Broward, Western In Tri-Meet


By Sharon Robb

WESTON, October 4, 2018—Fresh off its Broward County Athletic Association Championship victory, Cypress Bay continued its winning ways over West Broward and Western Wednesday at Weston Family YMCA.

The girls’ team defeated West Broward, 274-179, and Western, 275-183.

The Lightning girls won all three relays and all individual events except one, won by West Broward’s Michelle Marinheiro in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:31.23.

Andrea Toledano was a double winner for Cypress Bay in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:18.46 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.19.

Teammate Gaby Banks won the 100-yard freestyle in 54.32 and swam leadoff and anchor on two winning relays.

The boys’ team also defeated West Broward, 278-171, and Western, 248-210.

Cypress Bay also won all three relays and every individual race except two by Westerns’s Eduardo Lopez in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.15 and Jose Diaz in the 100-yard butterfly in 55.83.

Among the Lightning’s individual winners were Samuel Manrique, Yesh Mandava, Maxwell Miller, Diego Machado, Tom Liraz and Philopatier Ibraim.

COMBINED
Cypress Bay 552, West Broward 350
Cypress Bay 523, Western 393

GIRLS
Cypress Bay 274, West Broward 179
Cypress Bay 275, Western 183

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:55.93 (Ellie Koch, Daniela Kim, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks), 2. Western A 2:05.52, 3. West Broward 2:09.99.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Ellie Koch, CB 2:02.53, 2. Maya Coffey, WB 2:02.56, 3. Michelle Marinheiro, WB 2:07.93.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Andrea Toledano, CB 2:18.46, 2. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 2:25.38, 3. Alesia Vazquez-Quiroga, CB 2:27.32.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Jemma Kelly, CB 26.29, 2. Emily Lopez-Diaz, CB 27.28, 3. Nathalia Martinez, CB 30.58.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:03.11, 2. Cameron Thomas, WHS 1:06.64, 3. Karina Manrique, CB 1:06.89.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 54.32, 2. Ashlynn Amon, CB 59.73, 3. Alanna Arentsen, WHS 1:00.34.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michelle Marinheiro, WB 5:31.23, 2. Marianna Serrao, CB 5:37.97, 3. Cameron Thomas, WHS 5:54.12.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:43.75 (Paige Lane, Jacqueline Lugo, Emily Lopez-Diaz, Gaby Banks), 2. West Broward 2:02.68, 3. Cypress Bay B 2:05.15.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Andrea Toledano, CB 1:06.19, 2. Emily Lopez-Diaz, CB 1:07.91, 3. Camila Gonzalez, CB 1:11.07.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Patricia Perdomo, CB 1:14.41, 2. Alanna Arentsen, WHS 1:18.31, 3. Emma Twombly, CB 1:23.82.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 3:48.65 (Gaby Banks, Elizabeth Riley, Jacqueline Lugo, Paige Lane), 2. Western 4:01.87, 3. West Broward 4:09.36.

BOYS
Cypress Bay 278, West Broward 171
Cypress Bay 248, Western 210

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:45.84 (Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Maxwell Miller, Diego Machado), 2. Western 1:46.97, 3. West Broward 1:52.54.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Philopatier Ibraim, CB 1:45.95, 2. Jose Diaz, WHS 1:51.65, 3. Armando Petitjean, WB 2:07.43.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Tom Liraz, CB 2:03.96, 2. John Paul Handal, WB 2:07.70, 3. Mateo Valdivieso, WHS 2:13.74.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Eduardo Lopez, WHS 23.15, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 23.27, 3. Max Fermayer, CB 23.93.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jose Diaz, WHS 55.83, 2. Tom Liraz, CB 56.05, 3. Maxwell Miller, CB 56.50.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Diego Machado, CB 50.86, 2. Brandon Rivera, CB 55.35, 3. Bruno Palacios, WHS 1:00.36.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Maxwell Miller, CB 4:59.38, 2. Justin Fox, WHS 5:41.43, 3. Andre Declet, WHS 5:43.26.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:37.34 (Diego Machado, Tomas Pelaez, Luis Bucaro, Santiago Homes), 2. Western 1:46.12, 3. West Broward 1:49.41.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Yesh Mandava, CB 57.04, 2. Eduardo Lopez, WHS 58.62, 3. Nicolas Munoz, WB 1:02.18.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Samuel Manrique, CB 1:06.01, 2. Santiago Homes, CB 1:07.87, 3. John Paul Handal, WB 1:08.06.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 3:32.81 (Luis Bucaro, Maxwell Miller, Tom Liraz, Diego Machado), 2. Western 3:38.21, 3. Cypress Bay 3:39.22.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha 11cats@aol.com
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SOFLO Swimmers Dominate Final Day Of FGC Area III Championships


By Sharon Robb

February 29, 2016—With so many swimmers dominating their events, it looked more like the South Florida Aquatic Club Invitational instead of the Florida Gold Coast Area III Developmental Championships Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO showed off its depth in both the boys and girls age group events by finishing among the top four places in several races. In many events, SOFLO swimmers swept the top three and four spots.

It was a great way to start off the championship season featuring this weekend’s FGC Junior Olympics at Coral Springs and Senior Championships in SOFLO’s home pool at Academic Village.

SOFLO is defending champions and are up for the challenge of defending their titles after a solid season of short course training and racing.

For the second day in a row, SOFLO won several events:

Michelle Marinheiro, 13, following in the footsteps of her two older sisters, won the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 57.12, dropping 1.71 seconds. SOFLO had three swimmers in the top four spots.

Kellie Wilcox, 15, won the 100-yard freestyle in 59.11, also a best time. Again SOFLO had three swimmers in the top four places.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 10, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:53.63, a best time by 7.17 seconds.

Sarah Acevedo, 12, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:31.83, shaving 10.44 off her previous best.

Alexandra Crespo, 15, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:29.02. Natasha Testa, 17, was second in 2:38.63.

Rebekah Ling, 13, won the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 31.68, a drop of 1.25 seconds.

Alana Acevedo, 14, won the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 1:05.98, a 1.84 drop.

Alexandra Crespo, 15, won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:08.15.

Daniela Curbelo, 13, won the 50-yard breaststroke in 36.55. She also won the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:23.91.

Valentina Carrion, 13, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:49.78.

Wilcox won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:50.84, a best time.

Katrina Del Vecchio, 13, won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 18:54.93.

The SOFLO boys were just as good.

Mark Andre De Gracia, 12, won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:02.48 and was followed by three of his teammates.

Nicolas Munoz, 13, won the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 57.02.

Chris Vasquez, 12, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:30.37. Three of his teammates rounded out the top four finishers.

Michael Arias, 13, won the 200-yard individual medley and was joined by three of his teammates in the top four.

De Gracia also won the 50-yard backstroke in 34.24.

Juan Serra, 14, won the 50-yard backstroke in 29.12 and was followed by three SOFLO teammates.

Vazquez also won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:10.20, a best time.

Samuel Quintero, 15, won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.61.

Lucas Porven, 10, won the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 44.46 in the 7-10 age group. SOFLO had three of four places in the event in the 11-12 age group.

Emmanuel Ortiz, 17 won the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 32.50.

Arias also won the 200-yard backstroke as SOFLO swept the top three spots.

Vasquez also won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:54.48.

Zackary Harris won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 19:39.

The two-day meet was a last chance meet for swimmers to make time standards for the FGC Junior Olympics and Senior Championships.

DAY TWO RESULTS

GIRLS

100-yard freestyle:

7-10, 1. Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver 1:14.21, 2. Anais Gedeon, Miami Swimming 1:16.67, 3. Victoria Reveron, North Miami 1:17.54; 11-12, 1. Annabella Ramirez, Metro Aquatics 1:03.28, 2. Isabella Alvarez, Metro Aquatics 1:03.76, 3. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 1:06.26, best time; 13-14, 1. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 57.12, best time, 2. Giselle Kleiban, CM 58.06, 3. Madison Johnson, SOFLO 58.73, best time, 4. Valentina Carrion, SOFLO 58.92, best time; 15-18, 1. Kellie Wilcox, SOFLO 59.11, best time, 2. Abby Gracy, AAST 1:00.85, 3. Zariya Harris, SOFLO 1:01.46, 4. Alexandra Crespo, SOFLO 1:01.55.

200-yard individual medley:

7-10, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 2:53.63, best time, 2. Bianca Nieto, CM 2:59.03, 3. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 3:06.52, best time; 11-12, 1. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:31.83, best time, 2. Lauren Silva, Miami Swimming 2:39.43, 3. Deborah Alarcon, Gulliver 2:43.30; 13-14, 1. Stephie Deybach, Miami Beach 2:30.57, 2. Noemi Fekete, AAST 2:31.22, 3. Angelica Hernandez, Gulliver 2:33.58; 15-18, 1. Alexandra Crespo, SOFLO 2:29.02, 2. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 2:38.63, best time, 3. Hannah Bauta, AquaKids Sharks 2:43.71.

50-yard backstroke:

7-10, 1. Ariadne Villar, Hurricanes 39.36, 2. Abbie Sargent, Florida Keys 39.96, 3. Nicole Macedo, CM 40.41, 4. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 40.95, best time; 11-12, 1. Chloe Gonzalez, Miami Beach 33.44, 2. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 33.82, 3. Meghan Perez, Gulliver 33.92; 13-14, 1. Rebekah Ling, SOFLO 31.68, best time, 2. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 31.83, 3. Sara Gallardo, Hurricanes 32.06; 15-18, 1. Sofia Rodriguez, ASC 32.01, 2. Emily Santamaria, AquaKids Sharks 33.33, 3. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 33.42, 4. Zariya Harris, SOFLO 34.32.

100-yard butterfly:

7-10, 1. Anais Gedeon, Miami Swimming 1:26.48, 2. Gioia Balzano, Miami Swimming 1:28.33, 3. Abbie Sargeant, Florida Keys 1:30.10, 4. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 1:30.41; 11-12, 1. Lily Iglesias, Miami Swimming 1:08.70, 2. Brianna Wall, Gulliver 1:12.47, 2. Deborah Alarcon, Gulliver 1:14.53; 13-14, 1. Alana Acevedo, SOFLO 1:05.98, best time, 2. Madison Johnson, SOFLO 1:06.81, best time, 3. Ava Chandler, Miami Swimming 1:13.84; 15-18, 1. Aexandra Crespo, SOFLO 1:08.15, best time, 2. Zariya Harris, SOFLO 1:11.99, best time, 3. Julia Ohana, Miami Beach 1:14.96.

50-yard breaststroke:

7-10, 1. Bianca Nieto, CM 44.57, 2. Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver 44.98, 3. Anais Gedeon, Miami Swimming 44.98; 11-12, 1. Ysabella Farias, ASC 37.52, 2. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 37.72, best time, 3. Chloe Gonzalez, Miami Beach 38.59, 4. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 38.82, 5. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 38.96, best time; 13-14, 1. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 36.55, 2. Lily Sines, SOFLO 36.90, 3. Stephie Deybach, Miami Beach 37.19; 15-18, 1. Abby Gracy, AAST 38.70, 2. Molly Eisenhart, Miami Swimming 41.10, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, ASC 41.57.

200-yard medley relay:

7-10, 1. SOFLO “A” 2:47.72 (Kerry Cunningham, Leah Pando, Kaitlyn Barrios, Luna Delgado), 2. Miami Shores 2:48.77, 3. SOFLO “B” 2:48.85 (Mariann Catalasan, Maria Legaspi, Judith-Alison Natino, Fiorella Di Salvo); 11-12, 1. SOFLO “A” 2:10.55 (Jena Legaspi, Mia Escudero, Sarah Acevedo, Emma Twombly), 2. Florida Keys 2:46.51; 13-14, 1. SOFLO “A” 1:53.29 (Isabella DiSalvo, Katrina Del Vecchio, Daniela Curbelo, Kyana Castro), 2. SOFLO “B” 2:08.18 (Michelle Marinheiro, Valentina Carrion, Alana Acevedo, Michelle Ordonez); 15-18, 1. Atlantis 1:58.80.

200-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Elena Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 2:35.65, 2. Sophia Perez, Gulliver 2:37.93, 3. Camila Gomez, Miami Beach 2:38.08; 13-14, 1. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 2:23.91, best time, 2. Katie Rogers, Gulliver 2:25.37, 3. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 2:25.59, best time, 4. Rebekah Ling, SOFLO 2:25.79, best time; 15-18, 1. Emily Santamaria, AquaKids Sharks 2:38.31, 2. Ale Rodriguez, Miami Swimming 2:45.67.

200-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Meghan Perez, Gulliver 3:05.79, 2. Aria Torretta, Gulliver 3:06.07, 3. Antonella Nieto, CM 3:06.32; 13-14, 1. Valentina Carrion, SOFLO 2:49.78, 2. Caylin Soriano, CM 2:58.34, 3. Lily Sines, SOFLO 2:59.90; 15-18, 1. Kellie Wilcox, SOFLO 2:50.84.

1,650-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 18:54.93, 2. Caroline Rodriguez, ASC 19:01.02; 15-18, 1. Sofia Rodriguez, ASC 19:04.82.

BOYS

100-yard freestyle:

7-10, 1. Thomas Fanjul, Gulliver 1:12.42, 2. Alejandro Barrios, Metro Aquatics 1:13.35, 3. Fernando Collazo, Gulliver 1:14.00; 11-12, 1. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 1:02.48, 2. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 1:04.26, best time, 3. Odin Farkas, SOFLO 1:04.68, 4. Sebastian Navarro, SOFLO 1:05.23, best time; 13-14, 1. Nicolas Munoz, SOFLO 57.02, best time, 2. Dylan Valdivia, Miami Swimming 57.31, 3. Aaron Alegre, Metro Aquatics 57.90; 15-18, 1. Noah Oliver, AquaKids Sharks 54.27; 2. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 54.52, best time, 3. Daimyo Alonso, ASC 55.22, 4. Matthew Delvalle, SOFLO 56.48, best time.

200-yard individual medley:

1.Thomas Fanjul, Gulliver 3:02.77; 11-12, 1. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 2:30.37, best time, 2. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 2:32.52, best time, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 2:41.46, best time, 4. Odin Farkas, SOFLO 2:44.71; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 2:12.84, best time, 2. Juan Serra, SOFLO 2:13.14, best time, 3. Marcos Vazquez, SOFLO 2:18.24, best time, 4. Eiza Gantus, SOFLO 2:18.36, best time; 15-18, 1. Tomas Farias, ASC 2:13.98, 2. Wyatt Jennessee, SOFLO 2:14.95, best time.

50-yard backstroke:

7-10, 1. Lautaro Gomez, Miami Beach 36.74, 2. Jonathan Lozano, Unattached 39.54, 3. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 40.05, best time, 4. Owen Sines, SOFLO 40.61, best time; 11-12, 1. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 34.24, 2. Nicholas Rodriguez, Metro Aquatics 34.59, 3. Byron Norris, Hurricanes 35.78; 13-14, 1. Juan Serra, SOFLO 29.12, 2. Nicolas Munoz, SOFLO 29.40, best time, 3. Sebastian Sevilla, SOFLO 29.66, best time, 4. Marcox Vazquez, SOFLO 29.68, best time; 15-18, 1. Alex Deybach, Miami Beach 28.85, 2. Wyatt Jennessee, SOFLO 30.25, 3. Lauro Garza, CM 32.26.

100-yard butterfly:

7-10, 1. Lautaro Gomez, Miami Beach 1:24.83, 2. Fernando Collazo, Gulliver 1:28.15, 3. Andriy Huertas, Gulliver 1:31.89; 11-12, 1. Chris Vazquez, SOFLO 1:10.20, best time, 2. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 1:10.36, best time, 3. Byron Norris, Hurricanes 1:12.84; 13-14, 1. Reade Lawson, AAST 1:00.58, 2. Sebastian Sevilla, SOFLO 1:02.66, 3. Michael Arias, SOFLO 1:03.99, 4. Eiza Gantus, SOFLO 1:04.04; 15-18, 1. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 59.61, 2. Alex Deybach, Miami Beach 1:00.22, 3. Daimyo Alonso, ASC 1:00.38.

50-yard breaststroke:

7-10, 1. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 44.46, best time, 2. Thomas Fanjul, Gulliver 44.78, 3. Juanfra Gudino, Hurricanes 45.78; 11-12, 1. Juan Kommer, Metro Aquatics 37.37, 2. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 37.83, best time, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 38.17, 4. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 38.20, best time; 13-14, 1. Dylan Valdivia, Miami Swimming 33.75, 2. Eiza Gantus, SOFLO 34.21, 3. Aaron Alegre, Metro Aquatics 34.77, 4. Ryan Alfonso, SOFLO 35.46, best time; 15-18, 1. Emmanuel Ortiz, SOFLO 32.50, best time, 2. Craiger King II, Florida Keys 33.24, 3. Julio De la Cruz, ASC 33.83.

200-yard medley relay:

7-10, 1. SOFLO “A” 2:43.12 (Owen Sines, Benjamin Kim, Lucas Porven, Kyle Dorn), 2. Devilrays 2:45.17; 13-14, 1. SOFLO “B” 1:54.53 (Nicolas Munoz, Michael Toro, Jiovanni Tapia, Sebastian Sevilla), 2. SOFLO “A” 2:04.07 (Marcos Vazquez, Eiza Gantus, Juan Serna, Michael Arias); 15-18, 1. Atlantis 1:58.80.

200-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Emilio Marin, Metro Aquatics 2:36.41; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 2:12.84, best time, 2. Nicolas Munoz, SOFLO 2:15.28, best time, 3. Sebastian Sevilla, SOFLO 2:21.65; 15-18, 1. Noah Oliver, AquaKids Sharks 2:14.60, 2. Jelani Forde, Hurricanes 2:21.07, 3. Jake Sanchez, AquaKids Sharks 2:24.60.

200-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 2:54.48, 2. Bruno Mauriello, CM 3:02.39; 13-14, 1. Merlin Plant, Miami Swimming 2:39.40, 2. Jose Hermida, Metro Aquatics 2:44.82, 3. Sebastian Tanaka, Gulliver 2:45.45; 15-18, 1. Jake Sanchez, AquaKids Sharks 2:38.50, 2. Connor Acosta, AquaKids Sharks 2:39.49, 3. Jelani Forde, Hurricanes 2:42.02.

1,650-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 19:39.00; 13-14, 1. Benjamin Carey, Gulliver 19:21.02, 3. Roberto Garrido, SOFLO 19:39.47, best time; 15-18, 1. Lucas Scalise, ASC 18:50.20.

SOFLO TIME TRIALS

GIRLS

50-yard freestyle: 1. Beverly Muzii, Miami Swimming 30.60, 2. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 33.72.

50-yard backstroke: 1. Sofia Osorio, SOFLO 35.37, 2. Michelle Ordonez, SOFLO 53.29.

50-yard butterfly: 1. Beverly Muzii, Miami Swimming 31.06, 2. Paola Huerta, SOFLO 32.18, 3. Taylor Backer, AquaKids Sharks 32.46.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 2:43.33.

1,650-yard freestyle mixed: 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 19:42.02, 2. Lily Sines, SOFLO 21:19.26.

BOYS

50-yard butterfly: 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 27.23.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 1:10.24.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com