SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart Wins First Event At TYR 18&Under Spring Cup


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, May 1, 2021—Olivia Dinehart came up big on the third night of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

The 16-year-old South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer won the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:37.22, shaving 0.07 off her previous best.

It was her first win of the four-day tournament. She has 49 points in high point. Dinehart was the only Florida Gold Coast girl swimmer to win an event on Day Three.

Dinehart also finished 16th in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:36.75. She went 4:33.65 in prelims. Her entry time was 4:59.27 for yards.

SOFLO teammate Maddie Smutny, 15, was fourth in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:18.05 including a 1:07.29 split at the 100. Smutny was also 17th in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:29.13.

Elena Dinehart, 16, was 11th in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.84. She went 1:07.52 in prelims.

SOFLO girls are tied for fifth place in the team standings with Area Tallahassee with 70 points.

Miguel Sierra, 18, was SOFLO’s top boys finisher placing fifth in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:07.99. He went 2:06.92 in prelims. Sierra was also 18th in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:00.54 and 20th in the 50-meter freestyle in 24.84.

Juan Mora, 16, was eighth in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:27.02.

Dominic Bono, 17, was tenth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:16.99.

SOFLO boys are 11th with 54 points.

The only other Florida Gold Coast swimmer to win was Josh Zuchowski, 17, of FAST in the 100-meter backstroke in 56.12. He was the fastest morning qualifier in 56.72.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition features four host sites across the country, all scheduled through Sunday.

The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

USA Swimming was recently made aware of California Department of Health restrictions that will no longer allow out-of-state teams to compete at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif., location of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup.

Affected teams have the opportunity to attend any of the other three sites at Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa; SwimRVA in Richmond, Va. or Orlando, if they choose. It is the only geographical exemption permitted.

The event is the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

Prelims and finals events are 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday’s events are: 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter individual medley.

The meet is being live streamed on iSWIMTV and will be updated on social media @iSWIMTV.

SATURDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS:

  1. Blue Dolfins 206, 2. Y-Spartaquatics 170, 3. Tampa Elite Aquatics 96, 4. Sarasota Tsunami 73.5, 5. tie, South Florida Aquatic Club 70, Area Tallahassee 70, 7. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 66, 8. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 62, 9. Flying Fish Arizona 57, 10. Highlander Aquatic 54, 27. Jupiter Dragons 1.

WOMEN
200-meter butterfly: 1. Annika McEnroe, Y Spartaquatics 2:15.18, 2. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 2:17.62, 3. Summer Chmielewski, Sarasota Tsunami 2:17.70; SOFLO: 4. Maddie Smutny 2:18.05.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Lexie Mulvihill, Tampa Elite Aquatics 25.82, 2. Eboni McCarty, Unattached-Madison Swimming 26.08, 3. Cambria Semmen, Blue Dolfins 26.30; FGC: 8. Aspen Gersper, St. Andrew’s 26.77.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:37.22, time drop 0.07, 2. Delaney Franklin, Y Spartaquatics 2:38.27, 3. Kelly Wetteland, Prime Aquatics 2:38.98; FGC: 8. Reese Andres, St. Andrew’s Swimming 2:45.10.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Kiley Wilhelm, LTNC 1:02.03, 2. Ella Bathurst, Team Elite 1:02.31, 3. Jordan Agliano, Highlander 1:032.36; SOFLO: 11. Elena Dinehart 1:05.84.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay 4:13.69, 2. Stella Grace Watts, ATAC 4:19.30, 3. Michelle Morgan, PS 4:20.84; FGC: 14. Erin Miller, St. Andrew’s Swimming 4:30.92; SOFLO: 16. Olivia Dinehart 4:36.75, 17. Maddie Smutny 4:29.13.

MEN TEAM TOTALS:

  1. North Carolina Aquatic Club 192, 2. Sarasota Tsunami 114, 3. T2 Aquatics 108, 4. YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim 90, 5. Tampa Bay Aquatics 78, 6. Blue Dolfins 74, 7. Area Tallahassee 62, 8. Flying Fish Arizona 59, 9. Unattached SPA 56, 10. Carpet Capital 55, 11. South Florida Aquatic Club 54, 12. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 41, 15. North Palm Beach 31, 22. FAST 26, 25. Hurricane Aquatics 20, 32. Miami Country Day 13.
    MEN
    200-meter butterfly: 1. Mason Laur, T2 Aquatics 2:00.95, 2. Davis Hanley, Blue Dolfins 2:03.58, 3. Matthew Ross, Tampa Bay 2:04.64; SOFLO: 5. Miguel Sierra 2:07.99.

50-meter freestyle: 1. John Alexy, Unattached-Somerset Hills YMCA 22.90, 2. Samuel Hoover, NCAC 23.22, 3. Maximilian Zum Tobel, St. Andrew’s Swimming 23.35; FGC: 4. Varis Monroe, NPB 23.49, 7. Ryan Nordheim, St. Andrew’s Swimming 23.91, 11. Noah Sipowski, FAST 23.92, 15. Michael Fernandez, St. Andrew’s Swimming 24.63; SOFLO: 20. Miguel Sierra 24.84.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Matthew Fallon, Unattached 2:11.33, 2. Peter Bretzmann, NCAC 2:17.20, 3. Henry Bethel, CCAC 2:20.21; FGC: 6. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:22.74; SOFLO: 8. Juan Mora 2:27.02.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 56.12, 2. John Alexy, Unattached 56.30, 3. Hayden Kwan, USC 56.89; FGC: 14. Ryan Nordheim, St. Andrew’s Swimming 1:00.22, 20. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:02.43; SOFLO: 18. Miguel Sierra 1:00.54.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Samuel Hoover, NCAC 4:05.23, 2. Jake Mason, ENSW 4:06.04, 3. Hubert Huang, T2 4:06.57; FGC: 9. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise 4:10.66; SOFLO: 10. Dominic Bono 4:16.99.

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

Olivia Dinehart, Miguel Sierra Top SOFLO Finishers On Day Two Of TYR 18&Under Spring Cup


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, April 30, 2021—Olivia Dinehart and Miguel Sierra were top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club in the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup Friday at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Dinehart, 16, was fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:14.24. Dinehart was also sixth in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:03.91.

Sierra, 18, was fourth in the 100-meter butterfly in 56.09.

SOFLO’s Juan Mora won the “B” final in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:05.54.

Maddie Smutny, 15, was second in the “C” final of the 200-meter freestyle in 2:07.40. Elena Dinehart, 16, was fourth in the “C” final in 2:08.11.

Smutny was also third in the “C” final of the 100-meter butterfly in 1:04.99.

Dominic Bono, 17, was fourth in the “B” final in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:41.71.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition features four host sites across the country, all scheduled from Thursday through Sunday.

The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

USA Swimming was recently made aware of California Department of Health restrictions that will no longer allow out-of-state teams to compete at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif., location of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup.

Affected teams have the opportunity to attend any of the other three sites at Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa; SwimRVA in Richmond, Va. or Orlando, if they choose. It is the only geographical exemption permitted.

The event is the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

Prelims and finals events are Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday’s events are: 200-meter butterfly, 50-meter freestyle, 200-meter breaststroke, 100-meter backstroke and 400-meter freestyle.

The meet is being live streamed on iSWIMTV and will be updated on social media @iSWIMTV.

FRIDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Blue Dolfins 96, 2. Y-Spartaquatics 83, 3. Tampa Elite 52, 4. Flying Fish Arizona 45, 5. Area Tallahassee 42, 6. St. Andrew’s 37, 10. South Florida Aquatic Club 29, 20. Jupiter 15.

WOMEN
200-meter freestyle:

  1. Summer Cardwell, TBAC 2:00.88, 2. Sara Stotler, PSA 2:01.60, 3. Micayla Cronk, BD 2:02.08; FGC: 9. Aspen Gersper, SAS 2:07.06, 11. Erin Miller, SAS 2:07.60, SOFLO: 18. Maddie Smutny 2:07.40, 20. Elena Dinehart 2:08.11.

100-meter breaststroke:

  1. Kelly Wetteland, PA 1:11.96, 2. Delaney Franklin, YSSC 1:13.25, 3. Ella Bathurst, TEAM 1:13.37; SOFLO: 4. Olivia Dinehart 1:14.24; FGC: 11. Reese Andres, SAS 1:16.86.

100-meter butterfly:

  1. Sara Stotler, PSA 59.58, 2. Jordan Agliano, HIGH 1:00.22, 3. Kiley Wilhelm, LTNC 1:00.26; SOFLO: 19. Maddie Smutny 1:04.99; FGC: 4. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:00.48, 14. Aspen Gersper, SAS 1:03.81.

400-meter individual medley:

  1. Sumner Chmielewski, SRQ 4:55.71, 2. Hayden Penny, YSSC 4:59.99, 3. Paige Housman, FAST 5:00.58; SOFLO: 6. Olivia Dinehart 5:03.91; FGC: 9. Erin Miller, SAS 5:07.27.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina Aquatic Club 94, 2. T2 Aquatics 66, 3. Area Tallahassee 50, 4. Blue Dolfins 44, 5. Sarasota Tsunami 40, 11. South Florida Aquatic Club 29, 15. North Palm Beach 16, 22. Miami Country Day 13, 25. St. Andrew’s 8, 26. Hurricane Aquatics 7.

MEN
200-meter freestyle:

  1. Samuel Hoover, NCAC 1:51.05, 2. Roman Valdez, CCAC 1:51.98, 3. Varis Monroe, NPB 1:53.39; FGC: 17. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:57.49.

100-meter breaststroke:

  1. Matthew Fallon, Unattached 1:01.57, 2. Henry Bethel, CCAC 1:02.00, 3. Luke Shourds, RACE 1:03.40; SOFLO: 9. Juan Mora 1:05.54; FGC: 10. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:05.69, 11. Dylan Smiley MCDA 1:06.84, 15. Maximilian Zum Tobel, SAS 1:08.52.

100-meter butterfly:

  1. Holden Smith, RPC 54.79, 2. Mason Laur, T2 55.28, 3. Davis Hanley, BD 55.79; SOFLO: 4. Miguel Sierra 56.09; FGC: 10. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 57.49, 11. Ryan Nordheim, SAS 57.54.

400-meter individual medley:

  1. Jay Baker, NCAC 4:24.72, 2. Peter Bretzmann, NCAC 4:25.46, 3. Matthew Fallon, Unattached 4:25.67; SOFLO: 12. Dominic Bono 4:41.71.

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

Michelle Morgan, Joshua Brown Win Opening Day Events At TYR 18&Under Spring Cup


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, April 29, 2021—The TYR 18&Under Spring Cup got under way Thursday with distance events at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Michelle Morgan, 16, of Pipeline Swimming won the women’s 800-meter freestyle in 9:00.53 ahead of Paige Housman, 16, of Flying Fish Arizona in 9:01.74.

Erin Miller, 16, of St. Andrew’s Aquatics coming off two open water events, was 13th in 9:20.03. She was the only Florida Gold Coast swimmer in the field.

Joshua Brown, 18, of Highlander Aquatics won the men’s 1500-meter freestyle in 15:48.87. Andrew Taylor of Tampa Bay Aquatics was second in 15:49.77. No Florida Gold Coast swimmers were in the men’s event.

Blue Dolfins lead the women’s team standings after Day One with 33 points. Pipeline Swimming is second with 20. St. Andrew’s is 11th with four points.

Area Tallahassee lead the men’s team standings with 31 points. Highlander Aquatic Club is second with 20 points.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers Elena Dinehart, 16, 200-meter freestyle and 100 butterfly; Olivia Dinehart, 16, 100-meter breaststroke and 400 IM; Maddie Smutny, 15, 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly; Dominic Bono, 17, 400 IM; Miguel Sierra, 18, 100 butterfly and Juan Mora, 18, 100 breaststroke begin competing on Friday.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition features four host sites across the country, all scheduled from Thursday through Sunday.

The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

USA Swimming was recently made aware of California Department of Health restrictions that will no longer allow out-of-state teams to compete at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif., location of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup.

Affected teams have the opportunity to attend any of the other three sites at Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa; SwimRVA in Richmond, Va. or Orlando, if they choose. It is the only geographical exemption permitted.

The event is the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

Prelims and finals events are Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday’s events are: 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley.

The meet will be live streamed on iSWIMTV and will be updated on social media @iSWIMTV.

THURSDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Blue Dolfins 33, 2. Pipeline Swimming 20, 3. Flying Fish 17, 4. Area Tallahassee 15, 5. Gulf Coast 14, 11. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 4.

WOMEN
800-meter freestyle:

  1. Michelle Morgan, PIP 9:00.53, 2. Paige Housman, FLYF 9:01.74, 3. Carlie Rose, BD 9:02.23; FGC: 13. Erin Miller, SAS 9:20.03.

MEN
MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Area Tallahassee 31, 2. Highlander Aquatic Club 20, 3. Tampa Bay 17, 4. Flying Fish Arizona 14, 5. T2 Aquatics 13, 6. Blue Dolfins 12.

1500-meter freestyle:

  1. Joshua Brown, HIGH 15:48.87, 2. Andrew Taylor, TB 15:49.77, 3. Stuart Higdon, AT 15:56.66

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

SOFLO Super Six Will Compete In TYR 18&Under Spring Cup That Begins Thursday


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, April 28, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup that begins Thursday at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Fifteen-year-old U.S. Olympic trials qualifier Maddie Smutny heads SOFLO’s contingent that also includes twin sisters Olivia and Elena Dinehart, 16, Dominic Bono, 17, Juan Mora, 16, and Miguel Sierra, 16. They will swim a total of 27 individual events.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition features four host sites across the country, all scheduled from Thursday through Sunday. The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

USA Swimming was recently made aware of California Department of Health restrictions that will no longer allow out-of-state teams to compete at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif. location of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup.

Affected teams will have the opportunity to attend any of the other three sites at Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa; SwimRVA in Richmond, Va. or Orlando, if they choose. It is the only geographical exemption permitted.

The event is the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

Smutny made her first trials cut in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:14.37 at the Piranhas Senior Invitational in March. She dipped under the first wave cut of 2:14.59.

Smutny is entered in the 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly, 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley.

Bono, headed to Youngstown State University in the fall, is entered in the 200- and 400-meter individual medley, 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter backstroke.

Elena Dinehart will swim the 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter backstroke.

Olivia Dinehart is entered in six events: 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, 200- and 400-meter individual medley and 100- and 400-meter freestyle. She is seeded first in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:37.29.

Mora will swim the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes and 100-meter freestyle.

Sierra is entered in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly events, 50- and 100-meter freestyles and 100-meter backstroke.

Thursday’s timed final events are the women’s 800-meter freestyle and 1500-meter freestyle at 5 p.m. Prelims and finals events are Friday through Sunday.

The meet will be live streamed on iSWIMTV and will be updated on social media @iSWIMTV.

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

SOFLO’s Atkinson, Dinehart, Mora, Sierra, Relays Come Up Big; SOFLO Extends Lead On Day Three Of FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 20, 2021–Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club continued to steamroll through the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Led by two relay and four individual victories, SOFLO leads the combined team standings with 1,434.5 points and has all but clinched its seventh team title against a field of 25 teams.

SOFLO has more than doubled the points of second place Gulliver Swim Club with 502.5 and Pine Crest Swimming with 473.

SOFLO women’s team leads the 20-team women’s field with 698.5 points followed by Pine Crest Swimming with 396 and Midtown Weston Aquatics with 335.

SOFLO men’s team has pulled away from the field of 21 teams with 736 points. Gulliver is second with 267 and Metro Aquatics is third with 231.

“We had a lot of kids really step it up in the 200 freestyle, which was really nice,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said. “And, our breaststrokers, to have four in the finals for men and to back it up with four in finals for the butterfly, that’s pretty solid.”

SOFLO had another outstanding night in the championship finals.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, won the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:13.50, shaving 1.69 seconds off her previous best of 2:15.19.

Juan Mora, 16, broke 2 minutes for the first time to win the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:59.88, dropping 2.49 seconds off his previous best of 2:02.37. He just missed the 15-16 Florida Gold Coast record of 1:59.22. Anderson said “that was a spectacular swim for him, that was probably the swim of the night.”

Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, 32, won the 100-yard butterfly in a best time and pool record 52.01, dropping an impressive 6.44 seconds off her previous best of 58.45. Atkinson broke her own pool record of 52.62 set in 2015.

Miguel Sierra, 17, won the 100-yard butterfly in 48.73, just missing the 2018 pool record of 48.53 set by SOFLO teammate Miguel Cancel.

SOFLO got off to a good start in morning prelims, sweeping the 200-yard medley relays.

The women finished one-three in the relay. The “A” relay of Elena Dinehart, Alia Atkinson, Paige Lane and Olivia Dinehart won in 1:46.71. The “B” relay of Lucy Smutny, Sophia Grubbs, Maddie Smutny and Mallory Schleicher finished in 1:50.25.

The men’s “A” relay of Andres Lares, Juan Mora, Miguel Sierra and Michael Arias won in 1:32.94. The “B” relay of Juan Colmenares, Javier Roman, Matthew Tarafa and Agustin Rodriguez was eighth in 1:39.12.

“The kids bounced back from yesterday,” Anderson said. “Our 200 freestyle relays were pretty solid yesterday but today to come back in the medley and have our women go one-three and our men go one-eight, that’s a huge feat.

“They really stepped up. We are a little better in the medley because we specialize in all different areas in our club. It truly, truly really did help to do that and to do it with Julio today I thought it showed a lot of depth.”

Honduran Olympic hopeful Julio Horrego scratched Saturday’s events because of illness.

Other top four SOFLO finishers were:

Mallory Schleicher, 17, 200-yard freestyle, fourth 1:50.85, time drop 1.22.

Andres Lares, 21, 200-yard freestyle, fourth, 1:40.28, time drop 4.33.

Maddie Smutny, 15, 100-yard butterfly, third, 55.91, time drop 0.21.

Other winners were:

UCLA-commit Paige MacEachern, 18, Pine Crest Swimming, 200-yard freestyle in a thrilling race against Anna Auld of East Coast Aquaticss, 1:50.01-1:50.12.

Patrick Groters, swimming unattached for Pine Crest and coached by his older brother and Giants Aquatics head coach Jordy Groters in Aruba, in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:38.86. Groters plans to take a year off from college and train with his brother for a year.

Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club and Comets Booster Club are hosting the well-organized four-day meet.

In a perfectly-choreographed and synchronized pre-final National Anthem ceremony coordinated by Coach George Mersinger, SOFLO’s Dippers swam the length of the short-course lane with small flags attached to their kick boards. The final swimmer swam with a pair of goggles in honor of swimmer Nicholas Dworet, killed in the Feb. 14, 2018 Marjory Douglas High School mass shooting.

SOFLO has 63 swimmers, ages 15-and-over, (39 male and 24 female) in 320 individual events and four relays.

On Sunday, women’s prelims are 8 a.m., men’s prelims are 11 a.m. and finals 6 p.m. The 1,650-yard freestyle is 3:05 p.m.

Sunday’s events are: 1,650-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard breaststroke, 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley.

Under stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, no spectators are allowed at the meet. Only coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and athletes are allowed on deck. Those entering the pool deck must wear masks and maintain six feet in social distancing.

The meet is being live streamed on the club’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUI6cfEbSKfHp5b7ooXSV5Q.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:

  1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,434.5, 2. Gulliver 502.5, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 473, 4. Metro Aquatic Club 436, 5. Midtown Weston 376, 6. Jupiter Dragons 335, 7. TS Aquatics 294.5, 8. Wahoos of Wellington 284.5, 9. East Coast Aquatic Club 201, 10. Plantation Swim Team 199.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS:

  1. South Florida Aquatic Club 698.5, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 396, 3. Midtown Weston 335, 4. Gulliver 235.5, 5. Metro Aquatics 205, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 204.5, 7. East Coast Aquatic 201, 8. Jupiter Dragons 191, 9. TS Aquatics 117.5, 10. Coral Springs 88.

MEN TEAM TOTALS:

  1. South Florida Aquatic Club 736, 2. Gulliver 267, 3. Metro Aquatics 231, 4. Plantation Swim Team 199, 5. TS Aquatics 177, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 168, 7. Jupiter 144, 8. Sunrise Swimming 111, 9. Azura Florida Aquatics 93, 10. Ransom Everglades 89.

WOMEN
200-yard medley relay: 1. SOFLO A 1:46.71 (Elena Dinehart, Alia Atkinson, Paige Lane, Olivia Dinehart), 2. Midtown Weston 1:49.83, 3. SOFLO B 1:50.25 (Lucy Smutny, Sophia Grubbs, Maddie Smutny, Mallory Schleicher).

200-yard freestyle:

  1. Paige Maceachern, PC 1:50.01, 2. Anna Auld, ECAC 1:50.12, 3. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:50.30; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 1:50.85, time drop 3.16, 5. Maddie Smutny 1:51.42, time drop 3.01, 6. Elena Dinehart 1:51.74, time drop 3.63, 21. Mariangela Cincotti 1:56.14, time drop 3.01, 23. Lucy Smutny 1:57.00, time drop 1.90, 26. Jennamarie Brames 1:57.62, time drop 1.30.

200-yard breaststroke:

  1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:13.50, time drop 3.47, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:15.02, time drop 5.24, 3. Riley Botting, PC 2:18.75; SOFLO: 8. Molly Golding 2:23.39, time drop 1.84, 9. Sophia Grubbs 2:24.06, time drop 3.04, 10. Sally Golding 2:26.23, time drop 1.93, 15. Sabrina Osorio 2:30.80, time drop 1.77, 26. Ana Frable 2:39.54, time drop 2.08.

100-yard butterfly:

  1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 52.01, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 54.98, 3. tie, Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 55.91, time drop 2.65 and Nicole Aguilar, WOW 55.91; SOFLO: 8. Olivia Dinehart 57.28, time drop 0.97, 9. Molly Golding 57.59, time drop 0.51, 10. Paige Lane 57.73, 11. Elena Dinehart 56.34, time drop 2.73, 23. Sara Quintero 59.02, time drop 1.92.

MEN
200-yard medley relay:

  1. SOFLO A 1:32.94, 2. Plantation Swim Team 1:34.98, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:36.60, 8. SOFLO B 1:39.12 (Juan Colmenares, Javier Roman, Matthew Tarafa, Agustin Rodriguez).

200-yard freestyle:

  1. Patrick Groters, Unattached-Pine Crest 1:38.86, 2. Noah Mascoll-Gomes, AZ 1:39.36, 3. Kyle Korvick, GULL 1:39.74; SOFLO: 4. Andres Lares 1:40.28, time drop 0.14, 12. Michael Arias 1:42.76, 13. Matthew Tarafa 1:42.95, time drop 2.86, 16. Agustin Rodriguez 1:44.62, time drop 1.74.

200-yard breaststroke:

  1. Juan Mora, SOFLO 1:59.88, time drop 0.78, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 2:00.92, 3. Jacques Sonnier, BRST 2:04.91; SOFLO: 6. Javier Roman 2:10.21, time drop 1.13, 10. Christopher Hau 2:13.25, 11. Alex Golding 2:10.90, time drop 3.30, 16. Anthony Robaina 2:15.67, time drop 1.36, 20. Manuel Melendez 2:17.97, 22. John Paul Handal 2:15.64, time drop 3.63, 25. Alan Bertea 2:17.31, time drop 1.97, 29. Garrett Oliver 2:20.44.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 48.73, time drop 0.57, 2. Jayhan Odlum-Smith, AZ 49.13, 3. Eddy Marin, TSA 49.62; SOFLO: 17. Juan Colmenares 52.25, time drop 0.04, 19. Philopatier Ibrahim 52.79, 30. Alejandro Mateus 54.12.

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

SOFLO Extends Lead, Julio Horrego Breaks Pool Record On Day Two Of FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 19, 2021–Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club continued to dominate the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Friday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO leads the combined team standings with 904 points followed by Pine Crest Swimming with 302 and Gulliver Swim Team with 300.

The women’s competition is closer with SOFLO leading with 388 followed by Pine Crest with 272 and Midtown Weston with 224.

SOFLO leads the men’s team standings with 516 points followed by Gulliver with 164 and Plantation Swim Team with 140.

“We had a good session and some really great swims,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said. “Probably the two most inspirational were Elena Dinehart breaking 2 minutes for the first time in the 200 backstroke and Andres Lares breaking the team record in the 200 backstroke. It was his best time in several years. That was a really nice swim.”

SOFLO’s Honduran Olympic hopeful Julio Horrego, 22, won the 100-yard freestyle in a pool record and best time 44.71, dropping 1.46 seconds from his previous best of 46.17. It was his second win of the meet.

The previous pool record was 45.02 set by Azura’s Joaquin Vargas in 2020.

“It felt pretty good for where we are in the season,” Horrego said after his race.

SOFLO’s four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, 32, won her first event of the meet in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 48.81, dropping 0.87 off her seed time of 49.68. She was the only swimmer to break 50 seconds.

“Any time Julio and Alia swim best times in a meet like this, they have to put their heads in a different mindset for them to perform at that level,” Anderson said. “I am really glad they are taking every single swim seriously. That’s what they are suppose to be doing.”

Miguel Sierra, 17, won the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 1:47.53, dropping 0.38.

In two exciting 200-yard freestyle relay finals Friday morning, Plantation Swim Team boys and Jupiter girls edged South Florida Aquatic Club by the slightest of margins.

In the men’s relay, Plantation’s foursome of Alex Marrero, Jose Robles, Renato Herran and Ivan Capalbo won in 1:25.02 edging SOFLO’s Miguel Sierra, Michael Arias, Julio Horrego and Juan Mora who finished in 1:25.10.

In the women’s relay, Jupiter’s team of Kiara Caamano, Morgan Cogle, Maya Amersi and Heidi Smithwick won in 1:37.41 just ahead of South Florida Aquatic Club’s foursome of Elena Dinehart, Paige Lane, Alia Atkinson and Olivia Dinehart who touched in 1:37.59.

“It was a little rough in the morning but tonight they really rose above and they did a nice job,” Anderson said. “You can tell that our team is engaged in this championship meet. They are dominating it, even the bonus heats. We definitely did it right this year as far as our training.”

Other top four SOFLO finishers were:

Elena Dinehart, 16, 200-yard backstroke, second 1:58.54, time drop 4.12, broke two minutes for the first time.

Maddie Smutny, 15, 200-yard butterfly, second, 1:59.43, time drop 4.18.

Andres Lares, 21, 200-yard backstroke, second 1:48.04, team record, time drop 2.15.

Mallory Schleicher, 17, 200-yard backstroke, fourth 2:03.43, time drop 4.70.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, 100-yard freestyle, fourth, 51.44, time drop 0.79.

Dominic Bono, 17, 200-yard backstroke, fourth, 1:50.30.

Other winners were:

Olympic trials qualifier Julia Podkoscielny, 16, of PIne Crest Swimming won her second event of the meet in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:55.86.

Aruba national record holder Patrick Groters, 22, of Pine Crest Swimming won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:46.96, his second win of the meet. He also won the 400 IM.

Heidi Smithwick, 17, of Jupiter Dragons won the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 1:58.76, breaking 2 minutes for the first time.

Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club and Comets Booster Club are hosting the four-day meet.

SOFLO is going after its seventh senior championships title with a talent-laden squad.

SOFLO has 63 swimmers, ages 15-and-over, (39 male and 24 female) in 320 individual events and four relays.

The remainder of the weekend women’s prelims are 8 a.m., men’s prelims are 11 a.m. and finals 6 p.m. On Sunday the 1,650-yard freestyle is 2:45 p.m.

Saturday’s events are: 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard medley relay.

Under stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, no spectators are allowed at the meet. Only coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and athletes are allowed on deck. Those entering the pool deck must wear masks and maintain six feet in social distancing.

The meet is being live streamed on the club’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUI6cfEbSKfHp5b7ooXSV5Q.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:

  1. South Florida Aquatic Club 904, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 302, 3. Gulliver 300, 4. Midtown Weston 255, 5. Metro Aquatics 235, 6. Jupiter Dragons 169, 7. tie, TS Aquatics 163 and Wahoos of Wellington 163, 9. East Coast Aquatic Club 143, 10. Plantation Swim Team 140.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS:

  1. South Florida Aquatic Club 388, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 272, 3. Midtown Weston 224, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 143, 5. Gulliver 136, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 123, 7. Metro Aquatics 113, 8. Jupiter Dragons 110, 9. TS Aquatics 78, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 57.

MEN TEAM TOTALS:

  1. South Florida Aquatic Club 516, 2. Gulliver 164, 3. Plantation 140, 4. Metro Aquatics 122, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 106, 6. TS Aquatics 85, 7. Sunrise Swimming 71, 8. Azura 68, 9. Ransom Everglades 67, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 61.

WOMEN
200-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Jupiter 1:37.41 (Kiara Caamano, Morgan Cogle, Maya Amersi, Heidi Smithwick), 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 1:37.59 (Elena Dinehart, Paige Lane, Alia Atkinson, Olivia Dinehart), 3. TS Aquatics 1:38.51.

200-yard backstroke:

  1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:55.86, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:58.54, time drop 4.12, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 2:01.70; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:03.43, time drop 4.70, 11. Lucy Smutny, 2:09.17, time drop 4.50, 24. Michelle Marinheiro 2:14.79, time drop 2.66, 25. Alexis Christensen 2:14.94, time drop 1.62, 27. Jena Legaspi 2:15.38, time drop 22.24, 28. Sofia Osorio 2:16.30, time drop 2.85.

100-yard freestyle:

  1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 48.81, time drop 1.91, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 50.96, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 51.43; SOFLO: 4. Olivia Dinehart 51.44, time drop 0.79, 14. Natalie Gembicki 53.47.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:58.76, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 1:59.43, time drop 4.18, 3. Paige Maceachern, PC 2:00.09; SOFLO: 7. Molly Golding 2:06.00, time drop 0.75, 12. Paige Lane 2:08.71, time drop 5.80, 19. Sarah Acevedo 2:13.58, time drop 0.07, 20. Sara Quintero 2:13.92, 22. Natalie Gembicki 2:13.15, time drop 8.60, 23. Sophia Grubbs 2:14.72, time drop 3.25, 24. Jennamarie Brames 2:15.52, time drop 3.15.

MEN
200-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Plantation Swim Team 1:25.02 (Alex Marrero, Jose Robles, Renato Herran, Ivan Capalbo), 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 1:25.10 (Miguel Sierra, Michael Arias, Julio Horrego, Juan Mora), 3. TS Aquatics 1:25.99.

200-yard backstroke:

  1. Patrick Groters, PC 1:46.96, 2. Andres Lares, SOFLO 1:48.04, time drop 2.15, 3. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 1:49.98; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 1:50.30, 11. Ricardo Roche 1:53.08, time drop 2.86, 15. Juan Colmenares 1:56.40, time drop 1.90, 19. Alejandro Mateus 1:57.95, time drop 0.98, 26. Aldo Zepeda 1:59.04, time drop 0.87, 27. Leonardo Mateus 2:01.01, 28. Tristan Wilson 2:01.19.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 44.71, pool record, 2. Jayhan Odlum-Smith, AZ 45.00, 3. Will Taner, PC 45.31; SOFLO: 7. Juan Mora 45.99, time drop 0.55, 12. Michael Arias 46.50, time drop 0.57, 13. Matthew Tarafa 46.82, time drop 0.20, 19. Juan Colmenares 48.00, time drop 0.02, 20. Philopatier Ibrahim 48.29.

200-yard butterfly:

  1. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 1:47.53, time drop 0.90, 2. Hector Paz, MAC 1:51.44, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 1:51.88; SOFLO: 5. Philopatier Ibrahim 1:54.61, time drop 1.13, 9. Javier Roman 1:56.91, time drop 0.98, 13. Enrique Rodriguez 1:58.47, time drop 1.87, 17. Alejandro Mateus 1:59.81, time drop 0.33, 21. Adrien Hernandez 1:59.92, time drop 1.49, 23. John Paul Handal 2:00.41, time drop 0.85, 27. Christian Tijero 2:02.30.

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

SOFLO Off To “Phenomenal” Start At FGC Senior Championships, Breaks Two Florida Gold Coast Records


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 18, 2021–Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club opened the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships with a bang Thursday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO broke two men’s Florida Gold Coast records and compiled a whopping 438 points to lead the combined team standings, 177 points to lead the women’s field and 261 to lead the men’s field in the 30-team meet.

SOFLO’s Honduran Olympic hopeful Julio Horrego, 22, broke the FGC open record and teammate Juan Mora, 16, broke the 15-16 record in the 100-yard individual medley.

The Honduran national record holder won in a lifetime-best 49.85, breaking 50 seconds for the first time and dropping 2.05 seconds. Mora was second in 50.16, also a best time dropping 2.32 seconds.

The previous 100 individual medley FGC record was 49.98 set by former Bolles and Nova Southeastern University swimmer Marco Aldabe of Spain.

SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson called the team’s performance “phenomenal.”

“The highlight of the night was the 100 IM with Julio and Juan breaking the Gold Coast record,” Anderson said. “That was phenomenal.

“That was the best girls session we have had in years, only two didn’t go best times,” Anderson said. “The boys also had 90 percent best times.

“We put in a lot of work,” Anderson said. “We wanted to peak for this meet. All the long course training paid off. We battle tested ourselves at Sectionals and the Piranhas meets. It was a total team effort. We put this thing together to have a lot of great results. The kids are so excited. We want to ride this momentum and keep going with it.”

Other top four SOFLO finishers were:

Miguel Sierra, 17, 500-yard freestyle, second, 4:35.23, time drop 11.02.

Mallory Schleicher, 17, 500-yard freestyle, third, 4:52.65, time drop 3.21.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, 500-yard freestyle, fourth 4:55.08, time drop 4.19.

In other results:

Palm Beach County Swimmer of the Year Anna Auld, 17, of East Coast Aquatic Club was a double winner. The University of Florida-bound swimmer won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.80 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:18.04.

Broward County Swimmer of the Year and U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier Julia Podkoscielny, 16, won the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 56.61, shaving 3.49 seconds off her previous best of 1:00.10 and breaking 1 minute for the first time.

Patrick Doyle, 18, of Sunrise Swimming won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:32.34, bettering his previous best of 4:41.99.

Aruba Olympic hopeful and national record holder Patrick Groters, 22, of Pine Crest Swimming won the 400-yard individual medley in 3:59.04.

Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club and Comets Booster Club are hosting the four-day meet.

SOFLO is going after its seventh senior championships title with a talent-laden squad.

SOFLO has 63 swimmers, ages 15-and-over, (39 male and 24 female) in 320 individual events and four relays.

The remainder of the weekend women’s prelims are 8 a.m., men’s prelims are 11 a.m. and finals 6 p.m. On Sunday the 1,650-yard freestyle is 2:45 p.m.

Friday’s events are: 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle relay.

Under stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, no spectators are allowed at the meet. Only coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and athletes are allowed on deck. Those entering the pool deck must wear masks and maintain six feet in social distancing.

The meet is being live streamed on the club’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUI6cfEbSKfHp5b7ooXSV5Q.

THURSDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 438, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 115, 3. Gulliver 94, 4. Midtown Weston 84, 5. Metro Aquatics 79, 6. East Coast Aquatic Club 69, 7. Wahoos of Wellington 61, 8. Swim Fort Lauderdale 59, 9. Plantation Swim Team 49, 10. tie, Sunrise Swimming, TS Aquatics 47.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 177, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 91, 3. Midtown Weston 84, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 69, 5. Wahoos of Wellington 61, 6. Gulliver 39, 7. Metro Aquatics 32, 8. TS Aquatics 27, 9. Unattached SOFLO 26, 10. Coral Springs 20.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 261, 2. Gulliver 55, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 50, 4. Plantation 49, 5. Metro Aquatics 47, 6. Olympus 29, 7. Sunrise 28, 8. Pine Crest 24, 9. tie, Ransom Everglades, Coral Springs 23.

WOMEN
100-yard individual medley:

  1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 56.61, 2. Megan Murphy, ECAC 58.52, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 59.36; SOFLO: 7. Sophia Grubbs, 1:00.69, time drop 2.47; 12. Natalie Gembicki 1:01.40, time drop 1.94, 23. Sara Quintero 1:02.76, time drop 1.70; 42. Sabrina Osorio 1:05.22, time drop 2.03, 53. Sofia Osorio 1:06.79, 54. Andreas Freites 1:06.87, time drop 0.97, 61. Jena Legaspi 1:07.84, 62. Ana Frable 1:07.98.

500-yard freestyle:

  1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:48.80, 2. Paige Maceachern, PC 4:50.33, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:52.65, best time 3.21; SOFLO: 4. Olivia Dinehart 4:55.08, time drop 4.19, 6. Maddie Smutny 4:58.43, time drop 1.53, 7. Elena Dinehart 4:59.38, time drop 7.29, 10. Lucy Smutny 5:07.07, 13. Michelle Marinheiro 5:10.89, time drop 8.05, 15. Jennamarie Brames 5:11.73, time drop 10.51, 20. Alexis Christensen 5:17.43, 21. Mariangela Cincotti 5:18.64, 23. Sarah Acevedo 6:19.21.

400-yard individual medley:

  1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:18.04, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 4:31.47, time drop 2.39, 3. Sophia Perez 4:33.46; SOFLO: 4. Sally Golding 4:34.47, time drop 4.67, 9. Sophia Grubbs 4:42.42, time drop 12.91, 14. Sabrina Osorio 4:51.38, time drop 3.07.

MEN
100-yard individual medley:

  1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 49.85, time drop 2.05, FGC record, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO, 50.16, time drop 2.32, FGC record, 3. Eddy Martin, TSA 52.30; SOFLO: SOFLO: 9. Juan Colmenares 54.15, time drop 2.23, 10. Matthew Tarafa 54.30, time drop 1.57, 13. tie, Ricardo Roche 54.61, time drop 1.45 and Dominic Bono 54.61, time drop 2.13, 18. Aldo Zepeda 55.69, time drop 2.86, 21. John Paul Handal 56.21, time drop 0.85, 27. Zackary Harris 56.50, time drop 1.71, 28. Manuel Melendez 56.56, 33. Leonardo Mateus 56.85, 35. Christoper Hau 56.86, time drop 1.95, 37. Anthony Robaina 57.17, time drop 1.92, 41. Garrett Oliver 57.71, time drop 1.48, 47. Tristan Wilson 58.14, time drop 0.66, 48. Alan Bertea 58.19, time drop 1.66, 56. Brennan Binder 58.90, 59. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 59.11, time drop 1.53, 63. Nicholas Chaimowicz 59.77.

500-yard freestyle:

  1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:32.34, 2. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 4:35.23, time drop 11.02, 3. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 4:36.08; SOLO: 6. Andres Lares 4:40.54, time drop 23.82, 7. Agustin Rodriguez 4:42.02, 9. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:44.82, 12. Javier Roman 4:48.37, time drop 4.53, 14. Ivan Grass 4:50.52, time drop 10.02, 17. Enrique Rodriguez 4:51.37, 23. Austin Nelson 4:54.95, time drop 8.98, 31. Robert Wilson 4:59.83, 40. Christian Tijero 5:03.08, time drop 4.33.

400-yard individual medley:

  1. Patrick Groters, PC 3:59.04,2. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 4:01.50, 3. Dario Martin, OC 4:07.41; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 4:13.54, time drop 6.72, 8. Alex Golding 4:14.56, 9. Leonardo Mateus 4:14.89, 10. Javier Roman 4:16.04, time drop 0.66, 13. John Paul Handal 4:17.69, 14. Alejandro Mateus 4:17.71, time drop 0.75, 19. Alan Bertea 4:25.85, time drop 10.77, 25. Christopher Hau 4:31.00, time drop 1.15, 26. Nick Chaimowicz 4:31.43, 29. Manuel Melendez 4:33.31.

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

SOFLO’s Horrego, Schleicher, Men’s Relay Win; SOFLO Leads Combined, Women’s Team Standings After Day Three Of SZ South Sectionals


By Sharon Robb
CORAL SPRINGS, February 13, 2021—The successful long course buildup continued for South Florida Aquatic Club on Day Three of the USA Swimming Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Saturday at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

South Florida Aquatic Club regained the combined team lead with 1,105 points, the only team to crack the 1,000-point barrier. Sarasota Sharks are second with 888 and former leader Gator Swim Club is third with 853.5.

South Florida Aquatic Club continues to lead the women’s team standings with 661 points ahead of Sarasota Sharks (614) and Blue Dolfins (506).

Gator Swim Club leads the men’s team standings with 731.5 followed by Azura (617) and St. Andrew’s Swimming (475). SOFLO is fourth with 444 points.

“The kids are finding out they have to be a little tougher,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said. “On Friday the quality of our swims were higher. Granted, today’s events were more difficult when it comes to long course. You can tell they need another four weeks. They haven’t swum three straight days in long course even in training.

“We are racing ourselves back in shape. The efforts tonight were great but the quality of our swims were faster Friday night because they were fresher.

“They need to train a little bit more before they can really attack those 400s and 200 IMs at the back end. They haven’t trained enough long course and we are still working on it.”

SOFLO’s exciting men’s relay race during the morning session set the team up nicely.

SOFLO won the 200-meter medley relay in 1:45.78 with Lance Lesage, Julio Horrego, Miguel Sierra and Matthew Tarafa. St. Andrew’s was a close second in 1:45.86 with Joshua Balbi, Michael Fernandez, Ryan Nordheim and Maximilian Zum Tobel.

When both Coral Springs and Sarasota sectional sites were combined, SOFLO won the overall relay title followed by St. Andrew’s and Azura. The top four overall finishers were from the Coral Springs site.

SOFLO women’s 200-meter medley relay was third in 2:01.64 with Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Julianne McCranie and Mallory Schleicher.

Horrego, 22, ended up winning his second overall title, this time in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:06.57 ahead of Hayden Kwan of USC in 2:08.48.

Mallory Schleicher, 17, won the 400-meter freestyle in 4:22.11 and finished sixth overall. The top five finishers, including winner Michaela Mattes, 16, of Sarasota Sharks in 4:14.41, were from Site 1.

SOFLO’s Elena Dinehart, 16 had a big break through in the 100-meter backstroke, finishing fifth in 1:05.10. She went 1:05.29 in prelims and bettered it in finals for a 1.16 time drop from her previous best of 1:06.26.

“The depth that we had today and the efforts of our athletes…again racing themselves back into long course shape and getting themselves back into championship season shape. I think this meet is really setting up to be a great test for us. They are passing with flying colors.”

In the men’s 100-meter backstroke, Josh Zuchowski, 16, of FAST and Andrew Billitto, 16, of West Florida ended up tying for the overall title in 56.64.

At age 31, Brazil’s Bruno Fratus of Coral Springs Swim Club won the overall title in the 50-meter freestyle in 22.10. Azura’s Alberto Mestre, 21, of Puerto Rico, was second in 22.66.

Azura’s Joaquin Vargas, 18, won the overall title in the 400-meter freestyle in 3:58.05, just ahead of Joshua Brown of Site 1’s Highlander Aquatic Club in 3:58.60.

The split-sectionals meet is being held at (Site 1) Sarasota’s Selby Aquatic Center. The top 24 places in finals in the combined results are scored from both sites.

SOFLO is among 28 teams in the field. Other top teams competing are Azura Florida Aquatics, Clearwater Aquatic Team, Flood Aquatics Swim Team, St. Andrew’s Aquatics and Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team.

SOFLO has the largest contingent of 41 swimmers (21 male and 20 female) competing in 173 individual events and four relays.

Meet organizers are observing all COVID-19 safety protocols and social distancing. Athletes are required to wear masks. If athletes and coaches do not follow protocols they will be asked to leave.

No spectators are allowed at the meet. Only coaches, athletes, officials and volunteers are allowed to attend. The meet are being live streamed on Coral Springs Swim Club’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX53T7S1NmE_qL6es58wypg

Sunday’s events are men’s and women’s 200-meter butterfly, 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter breaststroke, 200-meter backstroke and 1500-meter freestyle. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals are 5 p.m. on the fourth and final day. The 1,500 begins 2 p.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,105, 2. Sarasota Sharks 888, 3. Gator Swim Club 853.5, 4. St. Andrew’s Swimming 809, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 752, 6. Blue Dolfins 694, 7. Bolles 593, 8. T2 Aquatics 448.5, 9. Tampa Elite 425, 10. Trinity Prep 389.5.

WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 661, 2. Sarasota Sharks 614, 3. Blue Dolfins 506, 4. Tampa Elite 338, 5. Planet Swim 335.5, 6. St. Andrew’s Swimming 334, 7. Bolles 277.5, 8. Swim Florida 209, 9. Jupiter Dragons 168.5, 10. Area Tallahassee 167.5.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 731.5, 2. Azura 617, 3. St. Andrew’s Swimming 475, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club 444, 5. T2 Aquatics 325.5, 6. Bolles 315.5, 7. Sarasota Shaks 274, 8. Trinity Prep 266.5, 9. Blue Dolfins 188, 10. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 178.

WOMEN
200-meter medley relay: 1. Planet Swim Aquatics 1:58.40 (Annie Wohlgemuth, Sarah Grimm, Sara Stotler, Maryn McDade), 2. St. Andrew’s 2:01.11, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club A 2:01.64 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Julianne McCranie, Mallory Schleicher), 6. SOFLO B 2:06.11.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Sarah Evans, RATS 1:03.16, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 1:03.75, 3. Celina Marquez, Unattached Azura 1:04.28; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 1:05.10, time drop 0.19, 6. Eliza Whitmire 1:05.83, 9. Margaux McDonald 1:04.57, time drop 3.46, 19. Julianne McCranie 1:09.73, time drop 0.71, 24. Lucy Smutny 1:11.14.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Sara Stotler, PSA 2:17.59, 2. Jessica Yeager, SOFLO 2:20.52, time drop, 5.05, 3. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 2:20.56; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:22.52, time drop 1.97, 6. Olivia Dinehart 2:25.34, time drop 1.73, 9. Maddy Smutny 2:25.89, time drop, 3.15, 11. Molly Golding 2:27.99, time drop 2.40, 12. Sally Golding 2:30.58, time drop 2.84, 13. Sophia Grubbs 2:31.57, time drop 1.03, 15. Sara Quintero 2:33.17, time drop 0.93.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Marina Spadoni, Unattached 25.98, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 26.09, 3. Aspen Gersper, SAS 26.40; SOFLO: 20. Jessica Yeager 28.47, 32. Lucy Smutny 29.49.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:22.11, time drop 4.22, 2. Maddy Smutny, SOFLO 4:24.72, time drop 4.81, 3. Sumner Chmielewski, SRQ 4:24.91; SOFLO: 9. Olivia Dinehart 4:31.93, time drop 5.49, 11. Lucy Smutny 4:32.44, time drop 5.21, 12. Elise Dinehart 4:35.93, time drop 3.85, 14. Izzy Wilson 4:36.90, time drop 2.87, 16. Alexis Christensen 4:46.34, 17. Mariangela Cincotti 4:49.60, time drop 0.27.

MEN
100-meter backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 56.64, 2. Evan Keough, SRQ 57.58, 3. Jake Sciscente, RATS 59.88; SOFLO: 5. Lance Lesage 1:00.18, 9. Miguel Sierra 1:01.60, time drop 1.09, 15. Alejandro Mateus 1:03.2, time drop 1.65, 16. Juan Colmenares 1:04.17.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 2:06.57, time drop 6.93, 2. Joey Carbone, SAS 2:09.18, 3. Mitchell Ledford, TCSC 2:10.14; SOFLO: 4. Juan Mora 2:12.90, time drop 0.77, 6. Dominic Bono 2:15.45, 9. Javier Colmenares 2:17.14, time drop 2.50, 10. Javier Roman 2:17.91, time drop 2.50, 11. Alex Golding 2:18.06, time drop 5.55, 15. Juan Colmenares 2:19.35, time drop 10.52, 16. John Paul Handal 2:19.71, time drop 2.05.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Bruno Fratus, CSSC 22.10, 2. Alberto Mestre, Azura 22.66, 3. Reese Branzell, Unattached 23.16; SOFLO: 16. Miguel Sierra 24.70.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Joaquin Vargas, Azura 3:58.05, 2. Marcelo Acosta, Unattached Azura 4:02.17, 3. Lucas Kravchenko 4:05.51; SOFLO: 9. Dominic Bono 4:17.90, 15. Enrique Rodriguez 4:25.84, 16. Matthew Tarafa 4:29.24, 17. Alex Golding 4:29.34, time drop 19.63, 18. Agustin Rodriguez 4:32.70, 19. Leonardo Mateus 4:43.58, time drop 1.50.

200-meter medley relay: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club A 1:45.78 (Lance Lesage, Julio Horrego, Miguel Sierra, Matthew Tarafa), 2. St. Andrew’s Swimming 1:45.86, 3. Azura 1:47.60, 7. SOFLO B 1:54.84.

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

Powerhouse Jacksonville Bolles Sweeps FHSAA State 1A Team Titles; Miguel Sierra, Olivia Dinehart Top SOFLO Finishers


By Sharon Robb
STUART, November 15, 2020—The season’s journey through the pandemic for St. Andrew’s and King’s Academy ended with two runner-up finishes Sunday at the FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Championship at Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

And, for Jacksonville Bolles, the legacy continued.

Bolles extended its state championship streak to a record 33 years for the boys and 30 years for the girls and is the state’s all-time high school swimming dynasty.

Bolles, buoyed by two winning relays, won the girls title with 380 points, an 87-point cushion ahead of St. Andrew’s among 45 teams. Cutler Bay was third with 172 points.

As always, overall depth and relay strength enabled Bolles boys to sweep all three relays and collect three individual titles to win with 501 points among a field of 33 teams.

St. Andrew’s girls, led by double winner Aspen Gersper and winning 200-yard medley relay, finished second with 293.

“The girls stepped up and Aspen winning two events was phenomenal,” St. Andrew’s coach Sid Cassidy said. “You just need more bodies to beat Bolles. They have so many people that score. They brought out the best in us.”

King’s Academy boys, led by double winner Joshua Zuchowski, was second with 222 points, redeeming their tie finish with St. Andrew’s for the region title.

“It was always the goal coming into the season to get second place overall,” said King’s Academy coach Jonathan Zuchowski referring to his team’s highest finish at state. “I knew exactly what we had to do.”

St. Andrew’s set the tone early winning the opening event. The Scots knocked off Bolles to win the girls’ 200-yard medley relay in an automatic All-American time of 1:43.35 with Ella Martinez, Lucia Miller, Nicole Aguilar and Stella Urness.

The Scots picked up their second girls’ win in the 100-yard butterfly with Gersper, a freshman, winning in a lifetime-best 54.51 after placing fourth in the 100 freestyle Saturday at the Toyota U.S. Open in Sarasota.

Gersper was a double winner, capturing the 100-yard backstroke in a lifetime best 54.28, an automatic All-American time. She has been swimming on the high school team since seventh grade.

“I’m excited, I’m ecstatic,” Gersper said. “I am happy I did what I did. I just wanted to get some personal best times honestly. I just wanted to be in a good mindset.”

King’s Academy junior Joshua Zuchowski, who has narrowed his college choices to five including Florida and Stanford, was a double winner. He won the 200-yard individual medley in a lifetime best 1:46.85, nearly three seconds ahead of his closest competitor and automatic All-American time. He dropped 4.23 off his previous best. He also won the 100-yard backstroke by more than three seconds in 47.45, another lifetime best and automatic All-American time.

In the best race of the evening, St. Andrew’s senior Tiago Pereira won the boys’ first state title in the 100-meter butterfly in 47.22 with the top three swimmers finishing in 47-plus automatic All-American times including SOFLO’s Miguel Sierra, third in 47.93. Sierra had the fastest morning swim. Pereira bounced back after being disqualified in the 50-yard freestyle.

SOFLO swimmers had their share of good swims in what is arguably the toughest state classification to compete in.

Cutler Bay senior Miguel Sierra finished with 33 points, highest among SOFLO swimmers. In addition to his All-American swim in the butterfly, Sierra was second in the 100 backstroke in a best time 50.78.

Cutler Bay sophomore Olivia Dinehart swam the third fastest qualifying time in prelims in the 200-yard individual medley in a lifetime best 2:03.88, an 0.96 drop and finished fourth in 2:04.19. Dinehart came back to finish second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.79. She went a best time in prelims in 1:02.71, a drop of 1.06. Dinehart finished with 32 points.

Also in the 200 IM, Sara Quintero of Sagemont swam the 12th fastest time of 2:12.41, with a time drop of 0.61 and came back to lower that time at night in 2:11.72. She was also 16th in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.02.

In the 100-yard butterfly, sophomore Maddy Smutny of Cutler Bay had the sixth fastest prelim time in 56.12, a best time by 0.74 and finished eighth in 56.50.

Teammate Elena Dinehart, also a sophomore, won the B final in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.79. She was also fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.25. She went a best time of 57.60 in prelims.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Cutler Bay sophomore Maddy Smutny broke 5 minutes for the first time. She swam the third fastest in a best time 4:59.96, a 1.49 drop, in prelims and came back to finish sixth in 5:00.31.

Cutler Bay senior Lucy Smutny had the seventh fastest time of 58.90, a best time by 0.38 drop. She came back at night to finish seventh in 59.63. She was also 11th in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:10.32.

Cutler Bay sophomore Sophia Grubbs, swam a best time in the 100-yard breaststroke prelims in 1:05.51, an 0.55 drop and finished eighth in 1:06.10. She was also 18th in the 200 IM in a best time 2:13.55.

FHSAA STATE 1A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Jacksonville Bolles 380, 2. St. Andrew’s 293, 3. Cutler Bay 172, 4. PK Yonge 128, 5. King’s Academy 125, 6. tie, South Florida Heat, Berkeley Prep 122, 8. Jacksonville Episcopal 91, 9. Clearwater Central Catholic 72, 10. tie, Foundation, Trinity Prep 71, 29. Jupiter Christian 14, 30. Oxbridge 13, 45. Lake Worth Christian 1.
    GIRLS INDIVIDUAL

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:43.35, 2. Bolles 1:44.37, 3. Cutler Bay 1:47.02 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Natalie Gembicki).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Sarah Lankford, SHOR 1:49.21, 2. Erin Miller, SA 1:49.25, 3. Megan McGrath, BOLL 1:49.31.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Michaela Mattes, CMOO 2:01.10, 2. Sasha Ramey, BOLL 2:02.90, 3. Ella Martinez, SA 2:03.55, 4. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:04.19, 13. Sara Quintero, SAGE 2:11.72, 18. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:13.55.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 22.52, 2. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 22.85, 3. McKenna Smith, AATL 23.15.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.51, 2. Mabry Bishop, BERK 54.78, 3. Mary Kelley, EPIS 54.92, 8. Maddy Smutny, CB 56.50, 9. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.79, 16. Sara Quintero, SAGE 1:00.02.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 49.47, 2. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 50.21, 3. McKenna Smith, AATL 50.34.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michaela Mattes, CMOO 4:47.19, 2. Lauren Gualtieri, CCC 4:54.12, 3. Sarah Lankford, SHOR 4:55.36, 6. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:00.31, 11. Lucy Smutny, CB 5:10.32, 14. Izzy Wilson, CTON 5:13.37.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:33.01, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:34.10, 3. King’s Academy 1:39.67.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.28, 2. Mary Kelley, EPIS 54.73, 3. Ella Martinez, SA 56.46, 5. Elena Dinehart, CB 58.25, 7. Lucy Smutny, CB 59.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 1:01.41, 2. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:02.79, 3. Jessica Strong, BOLL 1:03.11, 8. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.10.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:23.19, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:24.76, 3. South Florida Heat 3:33.84, 6. Cutler Bay 3:37.11 (Natalie Gembicki, Maddy Smutny, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart).

1-meter diving: 1. Amy Wotovich, BERK 420.65, 2. Elizabeth Isenhour, FRST 402.35, 3. Makenzie Blake, WA 390.30.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Jacksonville Bolles 501, 2. King’s Academy 222, 3. St. Andrew’s 184, 4. Berkeley Prep 174, 5. Bishop Verot 140, 6. Jacksonville Episcopal 131, 7. Trinity Prep 105.5, 8. Maclay 101, 9. Lake Highland Prep 81, 10. Out of Door Academy 68, 33. Florida Atlantic HS 1.
    BOYS INDIVIDUAL
    200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:30.72, 2. King’s Academy 1:32.86, 3. Bishop Verot 1:36.83, 10. Cutler Bay 1:43.16 (Austin Nelson, Alexander Miller, Miguel Sierra, Adrian Hernandez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 1:35.60, 2. Tyler Roberton, BERK 1:38.16, 3. Pace Edwards, KA 1:39.02.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Joshua Zuchowski, KA 1:46.85, 2. Logan Ingerick, BERK 1:49.83, 3. Tomohiro Nozaki, BOLL 1:51.47.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Julian Smith, EPIS 20.56, 2. Noah Sipowski, KA 20.57, 3. Ryan Nordheim, SA 20.65.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Tiago Pereira, SA 47.22, 2. Martin Espernberger, BOLL 47.82, 3. Miguel Sierra, CB 47.93.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 44.09, 2. Tyler Roberton, BERK 44.76, 3. Ryan Nordheim, SA 45.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Conor Cranfield, BVRT 4:26.27, 2. Joshua Brown, LHIP 4:28.77, 3. Pace Edwards, KA 4:30.29,

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:21.96, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:23.79, 3. Berkeley Prep 1:24.07.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Joshua Zuchowski, KA 47.45, 2. Miguel Sierra, CB 50.78, 3. Tucker Peterson BOLL 51.14.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. William Hack, BOLL 54.20, 2. Ansen Meyer, BOLL 55.39, 3. Harrison Herrera, BOLL 55.79.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:02.73, 2. King’s Academy 3:04.79, 3. Berkeley Prep 3:04.96.

1-meter diving: 1. Blakeman Shaw, WA 488.00, 2. Jack Bessire, LHIP 423.15, 3. Canon Fleming, COBC 390.70.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Region 4-1A Meet, Nine Swimmers Qualify For State Meet Including Three Region Champions


By Sharon Robb
FORT PIERCE, November 8, 2020—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers turned in their finest high school performance of the COVID-19 abbreviated season at the recent Region 4-1A Swimming and Diving Championship at Indian River State College Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO qualified nine swimmers and three relays featuring SOFLO swimmers. SOFLO will have a total of 16 swimmers compete in individual events in this weekend’s 1A and 2A state meets.

The Class 1A classification is arguably the most competitive of all classifications and toughest state meet to qualify for.

SOFLO’s region champions were Olivia Dinehart in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke, Maddy Smutny in the 500-yard freestyle and Miguel Sierra in the 100-yard butterfly.

Among SOFLO’s state qualifiers are:

Cutler Bay senior Miguel Sierra is seeded first with an automatic All-American time of 48.75 in the 100-yard butterfly. He is also seeded second in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.61 behind King’s Academy Josh Zuchowski (49.59, All-American consideration time).

Cutler Bay sophomore Olivia Dinehart is top seed in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.77, an All-American consideration time and second seed in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:04.84.

Cutler Bay sophomore Maddy Smutny is third seed in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:01.45 and sixth seed in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.86.

Cutler Bay senior Lucy Smutny is fourth seed in the 100-yard backstoke in 59.28 and eighth seed in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:06.61.

Cutler Bay sophomore Elena Dinehart is seeded fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.53 and seeded 15th in the 100-yard butterfly in 59.94.

Cutler Bay sophomore Sophia Grubbs is eighth seed in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.06.

Sagemont’s Sara Quintero is 12th seed in the 200 IM in 2:13.02 and seeded 14th in the 100 butterfly in 59.90.

Cutler Bay sophomore Sophia Grubbs is 19th seed in the 200 IM in 2:14.30.

Carrollton’s Izzy Wilson is 18th seed in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:16.24.

Cutler Bay’s girls 200-yard medley relay featuring Elena and Olivia Dinehart and Maddy Smutny is seeded third in 1:49.35. Cutler Bay’s girls 400-yard freestyle, featuring the same threesome, is seeded fourth in 3:38.00.

Cutler Bay’s boys 400-yard freestyle relay, featuring Miguel Sierra and Adrian Hernandez, is seeded 14th in 1:45.38.

Sophia Souza of Calvary Christian won the girls 1-meter diving title with 431.45, less than 3 points ahead of Oxbridge Academy’s Noa Miller with 428.50. She is seeded fourth.

Westminster Academy senior Blakeman Shaw won the boys 1-meter diving with 498.25.

Qualified swimmers and divers advance into the FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Championships Friday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark Aquatics Center in Stuart.

Defending champion Jacksonville Bolles is the overwhelming favorite to sweep the team titles.

Last season Bolles extended its state championship streak to a national record 32 years for the boys and 29 years for the girls to finish the season as the state’s all-time high school swimming dynasty.

Bolles is historically one of the best high school programs in American swimming history, producing 13 Olympic medalists (winning 20 total medals), in addition to 9 other Olympians who weren’t students but trained with the Bolles club team.

Please note: FHSAA officials and host coaches withheld the region results until every meet was completed to avoid any early advantage for coaches. The results were posted Sunday.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Andrew’s 476, 2. King’s Academy 285, 3. Cutler Bay Academy 272, 4. South Florida Heat 165, 5. Ransom Everglades 156, 6. Carrollton 150, 7. Calvary Christian 144, 8. Coral Shores 128, 9. Westminster Academy 118, 10. Miami Country Day 77, 11. tie, Oxbridge, Sagemont 52, 13. tie, Berean Christian, Westminster Christian, Cardinal Newman 47, 16. Doctors Charter School 27, 17. Lake Worth Christian 24.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:45.59, 2. Cutler Bay 1:49.35 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Natalie Gembicki), 3. South Florida Heat 1:49.78, 6. Carrollton 2:00.21 (Izzy Wilson, Maria Wolfington, Alexandra DeAngulo, Natalia Solano), 10. Westminster Christian 2:16.24 (Valentina Stromeyer, Sophie Lamesla, Alana Deo, Tala Naber).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Erin Miller, SA 1:53.97, 2. Kiersten Munna, KA 1:55.57, 3. Lillian Smith, SA 1:58.15, 7. Izzy Wilson, CAR 2:01.86.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:04.84, 2. Ella Martinez, SA 2:05.51, 3. Nicole Aguilar, SA 2:08.01, 5. Sara Quintero, SAGE 2:13.02.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 23.37, AA-C, 2. Lucia Miller, SA 23.90, 3. Logananne Zielinski, KA 24.44.

1-meter diving: 1. Sophia Souza, CALV 431.45, 2. Noa Miller, OXB 428.50, 3. Makenzie Blake, WA 425.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 55.40, 2. Nicole Aguilar, SA 56.56, 3. Maddy Smutny, CB 56.86, 4. Sara Quintero, SAGE 59.90, 5. Elene Dinehart, CB 59.94, 16. Fiorello DiSalvo, SFH 1:07.40.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 50.38, AA-C, 2. Logananne Zielinski, KA 52.86, 3. Lydia Lanahan, CALV 54.01.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:01.45, 2. Erin Miller, SA 5:06.60, 3. Lucy Smutny, CB 5:06.61, 7. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:16.24.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:36.89, 2. King’s 1:41.42, 3. Calvary Christian 1:44.64, 9. Cutler Bay 1:52.43 (Lucy Smutny, Naomi Vera, Lauren Swicegood, Sophia Grubbs), 11. Westminster Christian 2:02.63 (Sophie Lamelas, Tala Naber, Valentina Stromeyer, Alana Deo).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 55.33, 2. Ella Martinez, SA 56.16, 3. Lucy Smutny, CB 59.28, 4. Elena Dinehart, CB 59.53, 14. Fiorella DiSalvo, SFH 1:08.80.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:03.77, AA-C, 2. Lucia Miller, SA 1:04.39, 3. Michael Sierra, SFH 1:05.22, 4. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.06, 10. Alana Deo, WC 1:14.34.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:29.10, 2. King’s 3:36.15, 3. Cutler Bay 3:38.00 (Natalie Gembicki, Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny), 8. Carrollton 3:58.33 (Katia Alonso, Alexandra DeAngulo, Izzy Wilson, Natalia Solano).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. tie, King’s Academy, St. Andrew’s 470, 3. Cutler Bay 208, 4. Ransom Everglades 161, 5. South Florida Heat 149, 6. Westminster Academy 111, 7. FAU High 108, 8. Westminster Christian 102, 9. Oxbridge 70, 10. Calvary Christian 69, 11. Miami Country Day 66, 12. Coral Shores 56, 13. Cardinal Newman 36, 14. tie, Doctors Charter, Berean Christian 28, 16. Sagemont 16, 17. Sports Leadership Academy 7.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. King’s 1:38.49, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:40.03, 3. Cutler Bay 1:45.38 (Austin Nelson, Alexander Miller, Miguel Sierra, Matthew Hebert), 6. Westminster Christian 1:50.59 (Mario Solorzano, Joshua Francis, Esteban Acosta, Noah Lopez-Calleja).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Pace Edwards, KA 1:41.86, 2. Kacper Rafal, SA 1:42.52, 3. Santiago Espinoza, SA 1:45.43, 9. Kevin Moya, SAGE 1:55.43.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:51.08, 2. Nikita Efimov, SFH 1:57.63, 3. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SA 1:59.95.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Noah Sipowski, KA 20.97, 2. Ryan Nordheim, SA 20.99, 3. Tiago Pereira, SA 21.93.

1-meter diving: 1. Blakeman Shaw, WA 498.25, 2. Oliver Sunham, SA 283.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Miguel Sierra, CB 48.75, AA-A, 2. Tiago Pereira, SA 51.08, 3. Diego Balbi, SA 51.63, 11. Adrian Hernandez, CB 57.91.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Ryan Nordheim, SA 46.22, 2. Kacper Rafal, SA 47.80, 3. Magnus Kron, RE 49.25.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Pace Edwards, KA 4:41.18, 2. Santiago Espinoza, SA 4:45.74, 3. Christian Pisani, KA 4:51.01.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:29.94 (Noah Sipowski, Noah Smith, Josh Zuchowski, Pace Edwards), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:25.79, 3. Ransom Everglades 1:34.67, 5. Cutler Bay 1:37.41 (Allen Alfonso, Austin Nelson, Ivan Grass, Adrian Hernandez).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 49.59, 2. Miguel Sierra, CB 51.61, 3. Diego Balbi, SA 53.56, 8. Austin Nelson, CB 58.58, 10. Kevin Moya, SAGE 1:00.94.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Noah Sipowski, KA 58.01, 2. Dario Martin, SFH 1:00.26, 3. Dylan Smiley, MC 1:00.43.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:06.79, 2. King’s Academy 3:13.27, 3. Cutler Bay 3:25.24 (Miguel Sierra, Matthew Hebert, Alexander Miller, Adrian Hernandez).

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