Barber, Barrizonte, Naranjo Lead SOFLO At Santa Claus Holiday Sprint Invitational


By Sharon Robb
WEST PALM BEACH, December 3, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club got in some nice swims and huge time drops at the Santa Claus Holiday Sprint Invitational Saturday at Lake Lytal Aquatic Center.

Molly Barber, 7, won three events and finished second in another and had three time drops.

Barber won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:41.13; 25-yard breaststroke in 26.84 dropping 1.79 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:55.09 dropping an impressive 7.42 seconds off her previous best. She was also second in the 25-yard backstroke in 23.70 dropping 0.18. Barber scored 22 points.

Maya Barrizonte, 8, won the 25-yard butterfly in 21.20 and was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 39.67 dropping 1.33. She was also fourth in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard individual medley. Barrizonte scored 23 points.

Sarah Naranjo, 8, won the 25-yard freestyle in 20.42 dropping 2.54. She also had two thirds with best times with 3.16 and 3.65 time drops and one fourth place finish. She scored 16 points.

Thiago Mantilla, 6, with three runner-up finishes and one third place; Andres Gomez, 7, with three second places, one third place and one time drop; Gregory Miralles, 8, with one second place, one fourth, two sixths and one time drop; and Mateo Naranjo, 8, with one third place, one fifth, one seventh and three time drops led the SOFLO boys.

SOFLO had 16 swimmers compete in 63 individual events.

In addition to SOFLO, other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Wahoos of Wellington, Martin County, North Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter Dragons, FAST, Tsunamis Swim Team, Indian River and host Lake Lytal Lightning.

GIRLS
25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 18.11; 7-8, 1. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 20.42, time drop 2.54.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 21.25; 7-8, 1. Scarlett Burgess, JUP 16.79; SOFLO: 2. Molly Barber 23.70.

50-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 42.76; 7, 1. Callie Bevilacqua, NPB 45.65; 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 38.72, 2. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 39.67, time drop 1.33, 3. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 43.22, time drop 3.16; SOFLO: 4. Victoria Colmenares 43.75.

50-yard backstroke: 7, 1. Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 53.02, 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 44.07.

100-yard freestyle: 7, 1. Molly Barber, SOFLO 1:41.13, 2. Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 1:48.38, 3. Natalee Thrasher, TSU 2:0164; 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 1:27.46; SOFLO: 4. Maya Barrizonte 1:39.41, time drop 5.93, 5. Victoria Colmenares 1:44.67, time drop 8.42.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Sunrise Hahn. JUP 33.79; 7-8, 1. Molly Barber, SOFLO 26.84, time drop 1.79; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Naranjo 31.36.

50-yard breaststroke: 7, 1. Callie Bevilacqua, NPB 55.52; 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 48.31; SOFLO: 3. Victoria Colmenares 58.04.

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 23.87; 7-8, 1. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 21.20.

50-yard butterfly: 7, 1. Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 16.55; 8, 1. Isabella Tuttle, RATS 49.60.

100-yard individual medley: 7, 1. Molly Barber, SOFLO 1:55.09, time drop 7.42; 8, 1. McKenna Coddington, RATS 1:40.15; SOFLO: 2. Victoria Colmenares 1:54.28, time drop 5.18, 3. Sarah Naranjo 1:58.78, time drop 3.65, 4. Maya Barrizonte 2:01.14.

BOYS
25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 23.72, 2. Vitor Megathlin, WOW 23.77, 3. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 29.52; 7-8, 1. Rylan Helmes, FAST 18.37; SOFLO: 3. Mateo Naranjo 18.97, time drop 1.26, 4. Gregory Miralles 19.10, 8. David Mendoza 20.49.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Vitor Megathlin, WOW 27.61, 2. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 28.67; 7-8, 1. Grant Hurley, WOW 21.06.

50-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 52.89; 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 37.63, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 44.32; 8, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 36.32; SOFLO: 5. Mateo Naranjo 43.20, time drop 5.07, 9. David Mendoza 47.73.

50-yard backstroke: 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 48.29, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 53.47, time drop 0.05; 8, 1. Vincent Euseppi, NPB 46.88.

100-yard freestye: 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 1:40.89, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 1:51.72; 8, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 1:21.93.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 30.28, 2. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 33.79; 7-8, 1. Cole Robinson, JUP 26.67; SOFLO: 2. Gregory Miralles 26.92, time drop 0.23, 7. Mateo Narnjo 29.86, time drop 1.89, 9. David Mendoza 31.18.

50-yard breaststroke: 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 1:00.23; SOFLO: 3. Andres Gomez 1:08.27; 8, 1. Max Brodbeck, NPB 49.81.

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Vitor Megathlin, WOW 30.13, 2. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 30.66; 7-8, 1. Jack Banfe, JUP 25.34; SOFLO: 6. Gregory Miralles 27.86, 7. David Mendoza 29.75.

50-yard butterfly: 8, 1. Vincent Euseppi, NPb 50.38.

100-yard individual medley: 7, 1. Roman Euseppi, NPB 2:14.32; 8, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 1:37.02; SOFLO: 6. Gregory Miralles 1:59.74.

HIGH POINT AWARDS
GIRLS

6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 44.
7-year-olds, 1. tie, Callie Bevilacqua, NPB 40 and Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 40, 3. Molly Barber, SOFLO 35.
8-year-olds, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 44, 4. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 30, 5. Maya Barrizonte, OFLO 23.
BOYS
6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 41, 3. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 35.
7-year-olds, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 44, 3. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 35.
8-year-olds, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 42.

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

Girls Relay, Ivy Acosta Lead SOFLO; Swimmers Race Well, Drop Times At September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, September 18, 2022—Against a competitive field, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had some nice swims and impressive time drops at the September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler Friday at Sunrise Civic Center pool.

Several SOFLO swimmers were racing in events for the first time.

The race of the day was the girls’ 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay where SOFLO’s foursome of Maya Barrizonte, Molly Barber, Ivy Acosta and Lilith Napoles swam their hearts out, just getting out-touched by Sunrise Swimming, 1:19.82-1:20.13.

Six-year-old Ivy Acosta led SOFLO with second place finishes in the 25-yard butterfly (25.75), 25-yard breaststroke (30.15) and 25-yard freestyle (21.89) and third place in the 25-yard backstroke (27.21).

The meet was capped at 125 swimmers. In addition to SOFLO, other teams that competed were Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones Swim Team, Heritage Aquatic Team, SwimFast and host Sunrise Swimming.
FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 24.42, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 25.75, 3. Isabella Pulido, BM 29.70.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 17.64, 2. Brooklyn Barry, SF 19.88, 3. Liz Dewar, HAT 20.32; SOFLO: 5. Maya Barrizonte 21.89, time drop 4.83, 6. Lilith Barrizonte 23.63, 17. Johanna Plaza 30.05, 18. Molly Barber 310.19, time drop 5.71.
9-and-over, 1. Mina Busscher, SF 18.51, 2. Jessica Dima, HAT 19.03, 3. Ziyu Pan, CC 20.08; SOFLO: 13. Dani Ward 26.34.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 23.88, 2. Isabella Pulido, BM 26.89, 3. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 27.21.
7-8, 1. Lilli Bosco, HAT 20.92, 2. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 21.37, 3. Liv Dewar, HAT 21.67; SOFLO: 9. Maya Barrizonte 24.55, time drop 1.72, 15. Molly Barber 26.09, time drop 3.05, 16. Lilith Napoles 26.95, 24. Johanna Plaza 32.49.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 19.90, 2. Ziyu Pan, CC 20.34, 3. Mina Busscher, SF 21.26; SOFLO: 20. Dani Ward 31.10

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under: 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 27.57, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 30.15, 3. Catherine Liao, CC 34.92.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 23.99, 2. Liv Dewar, HAT 25.67, 3. Story Wright, SF 26.64; SOFLO: 5. Maya Barrizonte 27.75, time drop 2.96, 12. Johanna Plaza 31.83, 13. Molly Barber 32.00, time drop 4.52, 23. Lilith Napoles 37.21.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 23.23, 2. Mina Busscher, SF 23.30, 3. Ziyu Pan, CC 23.4; SOFLO: 14. Dani Ward 32.28.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 19.91, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 21.89, 3. Isabella Pulido, BM 24.64.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 17.07, 2. Liv Dewar, HAT 18.55, 3. Francesca Pineiro Fros, BM 18.96; SOFLO: 6. Maya Barrizonte 19.85, 7. Molly Barber 19.95, time drop 3.92, 12. Lilith Napoles 21.77, 19. Johanna Plaza 24.48.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 16.74, 2. Isla Williams, SF 18.30, 3. Lexi Dougherty, SF 18.59; SOFLO: 10. Dani Ward 20.89.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Sunrise Swimming 1:19.82, 2. SOFLO A 1:20.13 (Maya Barrizonte, Molly Barber, Ivy Acosta, Lilith Napoles), 3. Blue Marlins 1:23.41.

BOYS
25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 23.48, 2. Flint Wright, SF 27.87, 3. Aiden Serralta, BM 35.26.
7-8, 1. Brandon Infante, BM 18.99, 2. Erik Ellis, SUN 20.30, 3. Preston Ehrlich, CSSC 20.57; SOFLO: 18. David Mendoza 29.83, 19. Gregory Miralles 30.65.
9-and-over, 1. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 14.36, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 16.40, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 16.44; SOFLO: 15. Christopher Plaza 26.95.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 25.38, 2. JC Marquez, HAT 28.14, 3. Flint Wright, SF 29.85.
7-8, No results posted on Meet Mobile, only psych sheet.
9-and-over, 1. Constantine Lazarou, CC 17.96, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 18.80, 3. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 18.86; SOFLO: 18. Christopher Plaza 27.09.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. JC Marquez, HAT 29.81, 2. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 29.96, 3. Flint Wright, SF 29.97.
7-8, 1. Erik Ellis, SUN 20.98, 2. Brandon Infante, BM 25.77, 3. Steve Ramraj, SUN 26.82; SOFLO: 4. Gregory Miralles 27.15, time drop 0.99, 11. David Mendoza 29.30.
9-and-under, 1. Hayyden Abrahamson, CC 20.03, 2. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 20.08, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 20.30; SOFLO: 9. Christopher Plaza 28.10.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 20.20, 2. Flint Wright, SF 24.10, 3. JC Marquez, HAT 30.58.
7-8, 1. Erik Ellis, SUN 16.22, 2. Brandon Infante, BM 16.37, 3. Preston Ehrlich, CSSC 17.88; SOFLO: 8. Gregory Miralles 19.84, time drop 2.29, time drop 2.29, 10. David Mendoza 20.85.
9-and-over, 1. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 14.11, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 14.90, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 15.53; SOFLO: 19. Christopher Plaza 22.27.
100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Blue Marlins B 1:25.54, 2. SwimFast 1:35.52, 3. Blue Marlins C 2:04.63.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Head To September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler On Friday


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, September 15, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are ready to show off what they are learning at swim practice.

Ten swimmers (seven girls and three boys) will compete in 40 individual events and one relay at the September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler Friday afternoon at Sunrise Civic Center pool.

SOFLO’s Maya Barrizonte, 8, is seeded first in the 7-8 25-yard freestyle in 18.64. SOFLO’s girls 100-yard freestyle relay is seeded first in 1:27.49 with Victoria Colmenares, 8, Molly Barber, 7, Lilith Napoles, 8, and Barrizonte swimming anchor.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are Ivy Acosta, 6; Johanna Plaza, 8; David Mendoza, 7; Gregory Miralles, 8; Dani Ward, 10; and Christopher Plaza, 10.

The competition gets under way at 5:30 p.m. and expected to end about 7:07 p.m. according to the timeline. Warm-up is 5 p.m.

The meet is capped at 125 swimmers. In addition to SOFLO, other teams competing are Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones Swim Team, Heritage Aquatic Team, SwimFast and host Sunrise Swimming.

Organizers added 9-and-over events for this Sizzler to introduce developmental swimmers to competition.

Admission is $3 and heat sheets are $2. A concession stand will be available during the meet. For any questions call the Sunrise Swimming Office at 954-747-4635.

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