SOFLO Third After Day Two Of Southern Zone South Sectional Championships In Gainesville


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, July 7, 2018—After a slow start on opening day, South Florida Aquatic Club moved into third place overall on Day Two of the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Saturday at the University of Florida’s O’Connell Center Pool in Gainesville.

SOFLO has 615 points behind host Gator Swim Club with 1,446 and Bolles with 804. Gator Swim Club leads the men’s and women’s team totals. SOFLO is fourth among men’s teams with 285 and SOFLO women are fifth with 252.

SOFLO’s top finishers were sisters Molly and Kathleen Golding.

Molly Golding, 15, was third in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:15.12, with a time drop of 0.31. Golding also had a 5.32-second time drop in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:15.03. Golding has 38 points.

Kathleen Golding, 17, was third in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:54.54 and fourth in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:02.96. She has 53 points.

SOFLO’s top men’s finisher was Lance Lesage, 15, placing ninth in the 50-meter backstroke in a best time 28.55, dropping 0.25.

Miguel Cancel of AquaKids Sharks qualified first in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 4:28.39, six seconds faster than he swam in all of 2017 after going 4:26 at the 2016 Olympic Trials. He finished third in the event in 4:30.92.

World champion Caeleb Dressel, 21, representing Bolles, made his meet debut in the 200-meter freestyle qualifying first in prelims in 1:52.26 and finished sixth in 1:53.42. Khader Baqlah, 19, of Gator Swim Club won the event in 1:48.18.

Olympian Ryan Lochte of Daytona Beach Swim Club scratched from his three events: 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered are host Gator Swim Club, Bolles, Sarasota YMCA Sharks, AquaKids Sharks, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole, Westminster Academy, Trinity Prep, Metro Aquatics, Swim Florida, Highlander and Hurricane Aquatics.

The Speedo Sectionals Series display some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops in various zones. The full results can be found on Meet Mobile which has improved its speed on posting results. The four-day meet continues Sunday with prelims and finals.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,446, 2. Bolles 804, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 615, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 601, 5. Swim Florida 547.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 509, 2. Bolles 432. 3. Metro Aquatics 391, 4. SOFLO 285, 5. Sarasota YMCA Sharks 198.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 765, 2. Bolles 372, 3. Swim Florida 293, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 288, 5. SOFLO 252.

WOMEN

200-meter freestyle:
1. Isabel Ivey, Unattached 2:00.08, 2. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:02.67, 3. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 2:02.89; SOFLO: 4. Kathleen Golding 2:02.96, 30. Paige Lane 2:10.47, time drop 1.10.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Nicole Hunnewell, GPA 1:13.94, 2. Shayna Fetes, SAS 1:14.76, 3. Molly Golding 1:15.12, time drop 0.31; SOFLO: 11. Jessica Rodriguez 1:15.55, time drop 0.33, 27. Kelley Heron 1:18.22, time drop 0.07, 28. Jennifer Rodriguez, Unattached 1:18.32.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Emma Bell, GSC 28.92, 2. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 29.15, 3. Sydney Sell, LAK 30.21; SOFLO: 12. Kelley Heron 31.29.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Talia Bates, GSC 1:00.90, 2. Mary Smutney, AKS 1:01.44, 3. Abigail Gibbons, BD 1:01.53; SOFLO: 28. Paige Lane 1:05.46, time drop 0.12.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Kelly Fertel, GSC 4:44.84, 2. Emma Weyant, SYS 4:46.54, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:54.54; SOFLO: 16. Molly Golding 5:15.03, time drop 5.32, 19. Jessica Rodriguez 5:12.40.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 8:32.33 (Kelly Fertel, Sydney Kang, Lain Shahboz, Talia Bates), 2. Bolles 8:41.15, 3. Gator Swim CLub B 8:42.08, 8. SOFLO A 8:55.18 (Paige Lane, Kelley Heron, Kathleen Golding, Maya Coffey).

MEN

200-meter freestyle:
1. Khader Baqlah, GSC 1:4818, 2. Jan Switkowski, GSC 1:50.54, 3. Andrea D’Arrigo, GSC 1:50.73.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Marco Guarente, Azura 1:01.92, 2. Chandler Bray, ACST 1:03.49, 3. Ross Palazzo, HEAT 1:04.24; SOFLO: 11. Marc Rojas 1:07.36, 16. Juan Pineda 1:08.91, time drop 1.42, 27. Samuel Quintero 1:09.52

50-meter backstroke:
1. Clark Beach, QSTS 26.29, 2. Ethan Beach, QSTS 26.32, 3. Robinson Molina, WA 26.59; SOFLO: 9. Lance Lesage 28.55, time drop 0.25, 13. Jonathan Farah 29.00, 28. Ricardo Roche 29.63.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Maxime Rooney, PLS 53.31, 2. Jan Switkowski, GSC 54.22, 3. Sterling Crane, EAJ 54.89; SOFLO: 28. Rafael Rodriguez 59.05.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Mark Szaranek, GSC 4:21.39, 2. Robert Finke, SPA 4:25.14, 3. Miguel Cancel, AKS 4:30.92; SOFLO: 21. Rafael Rodriguez 4:46.35.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 7:46.83, 2. Gator Swim Club 7:48.61, 3. Bolles 8:04.09, 9. SOFLO A 8:12.21 (Rafael Rodriguez, Ricardo Roche, CJ Kopecki, Lance Lesage).

IF YOU GO

What: Speedo Champions Series: Southern Zone South Sectional Championship

When: Sunday-Monday

Schedule: Sunday, 9 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals; Monday, 9 a.m. prelims, 4 p.m. finals.

Where: University of Florida, O’Connell Center Pool, Gainesville.

Of note: Gator Swim Club is hosting the four-day meet. Admission is $5. For more information call 352-375-4683, ext. 4545.

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

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Defending Champion SOFLO Grabs Early Lead On Day One Of FGC Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 16, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club’s girls’ 800-yard freestyle relay won the closest race of the night to highlight action on opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics on Friday.

The relay of Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Sarah Acevedo and Mallory Schleicher won a thriller in 7:46.30, 14.40 seconds faster than its seed time of 8:00.70, ahead of East Coast Aquatic Club with Megan Murphy, Hailey Rudd, Anna Auld and Elana Papadopoulos second in 7:46.73.

SOFLO boys took two third places in the 400-yard and 800-yard freestyle relays. The 11-12 400 team of Christian Tijero, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Alessandro Pereira and Alejandro Mateus was third in 3:49.71. The 13-14 800 team of Enrique Rodriguez, Brennan Binder, Javier Roman and Juan Colemanares was third in 7:28.19.

Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club grabbed the early lead in the combined team standings at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO leads with 295.50 points. Flood Aquatics is second with 242 and St. Andrew’s Aquatics is third with 236.

SOFLO is attempting to win a record eighth consecutive and ninth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 18-year history.

Nearly every SOFLO swimmer swam at least one best time. Among other SOFLO top finishers were:

Alejandro Mateus, second, 100-yard butterfly, 59.66, time drop; fifth, 200-yard backstroke, 2:10.41, time drop.

Valerie Vank, third, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:07.10, time drop and fifth in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:04.25.

Javier Roman, fourth, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:02.47, time drop.

Juan Colmenares, fourth, 200-yard backstroke, 2:01.95, time drop.

Alessandro Pereira, fifth, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:11.96, time drop.

Christian Tijero, fifth, 100-yard butterfly, 1:0196, time drop.

SOFLO has 54 swimmers (27 girls and 27 boys) competing in 277 individual events for JOs. SOFLO also has 38 relays entered.

More than 600 swimmers and 43 teams are competing. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

Among FGC teams competing at Pine Crest, Azura, East Coast, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Gulliver and AquaKids Sharks.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS

1. South Florida Aquatic Club 295.50, 2. Flood Aquatics 242, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 236, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 223, 5. Jupiter 200, 6. East Coast Aquatic Club 137, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 128, 8. Metro Aquatics 117, 9. Gulliver 114, 10. North Palm Beach 111.50.

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. St. Andrew’s 1:37.39, 7. SOFLO A 1:42.14 (Molly Golding, Victoria Torres, Mallory Schleicher, Kayla Cunningham), 23. SOFLO B 1:48.54 (Emma Twombly, Jena Legaspi, Sabrina Osorio, Sarah Acevedo).

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 2:04.66; SOFLO: 7. Alexis Christensen 2:21.79, 8. Kerry Cunningham 2:21.97, time drop; 13-14, 1. Anelis Roque, MAC 2:02.21; SOFLO: 4. Kayla Cunningham 2:03.84.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 23.46; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter 23.40.

100-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:06.02; SOFLO: 3. Valerie Vank 1:07.10, time drop; 13-14, 1. Esther Lin, PC 1:04.77; SOFLO: 3. Molly Golding 1:05.60, time drop, 10. Victoria Torres 1:08.90.

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 58.10; SOFLO: 10. Valerie Vank 1:05.90; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter 56.38.

100-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, East Coast 1:00.87; SOFLO: 5. Valerie Vank 1:04.25; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter 59.02; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:00.87.

400-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. St. Andrew’s 3:42.49, 5. SOFLO A 4:00.93 (Alexis Christensen, Hartley Pitters-Hans, Luna Delgado, Valerie Vank); 7. SOFLO B 4:03.73 (Anastasia Lutz, Natalia Sibug, Kerry Cunningham, Kaitlyn Barrios).

800-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. SOFLO A 7:46.30 (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Sarah Acevedo, Mallory Schleicher).

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Flood Aquatics 1:30.27, 7. SOFLO A 1:34.55 (Juan Colmenares, Brennan Binder, Enrique Rodriguez, Sebastian Lares), 11. SOFLO B 1:36.09 (Christian Vasquez, Yannai Michael, Javier Roman, Anthony Robaina).

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 2:07.22; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 2:10.41, time drop, 6. Christian Tijero 2:15.58, time drop, 7. Aldo Zepeda 2:17.44, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 1:48.65; SOFLO: 4. Juan Colmenares 2:01.95, time drop, 8. Moises Rodiguez 2:04.84, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Steven Curtis, Jupiter 23.71; 13-14, 1. Tiago Pereira, SAS 21.32.

100-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Steven Curtis, Jupiter 1:07.88; SOFLO: 5. Alessandro Pereira 1:11.96, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 58.68; SOFLO: 4. Javier Roman 1:02.47, time drop, 7. Yannai Michael 1:03.97, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 59.19; SOFLO: 2. Alejandro Mateus 59.66, time drop, 5. Christian Tijero 1:01.96, time drop, 6. Lucas Porven 1:02.50, time drop, 7. Alessandro Pereira 1:03.60, time drop; 13-14, 1. Tiago Pereira, SAS 51.79; SOFLO: 7. Juan Colmenares 55.90, time drop, 10. Brennan Binder 57.33, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Steven Curtus, Jupiter 1:01.14; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 51.90.

400-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Flood Aquatics Swim Team 3:45.72; 3. SOFLO 3:49.71 (Christian Tijero, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Alessandro Pereira, Alejandro Mateus), 7. SOFLO 4:02.52 (Aldo Zepeda, Javier Colmenares, Kevin Moya, Lucas Porven).

800-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. Flood Aquatics 7:17.51, 3. SOFLO A 7:28.19 (Enrique Rodriguez, Brennan Binder, Javier Roman, Juan Colmenares).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics Short Course Championships.

When: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 p.m. finals.

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

Of Note: Admission is $5 for prelims and $3 for finals. Heat sheets will not be sold at the gate. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.swimcssc.com. Meet organizers are running two pools with the boys in the East pool and girls in the West pool. Ten lanes will be used for both pools. For questions call 954-340-5032.

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

Schleicher, Golding, Heron, Rodriguez Lead SOFLO At Senior LC Sectional Qualifier; SOFLO Boys Finish Second


By Sharon Robb

February 14, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers were among top finishers against a strong field of teams at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier at Plantation Aquatic Complex this past weekend.

Kathleen Golding, 17, won two individual events and one relay, and picked up second, third, fourth and seventh places. She finished with 85 points in high point.

Golding won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:07.18 and 100-meter freestyle in 59.84; was second in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:06.10; third in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:29.19; and seventh in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:33.55, with a time drop of 0.87.

Mallory Schleicher, 14, took first, fourth, seventh and eighth places in the meet and finished with 47 points in high point.

After dropping 19.64 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:27.32 to open the meet, Schleicher, off to a great start this year in both open water and pool swimming, won the 1500-meter freestyle in 18:04.44, dropping 14.73 seconds. She was seventh in the 200-meter freestyle 2:14.97 and fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:34.30, dropping 6.89 seconds.

Kelley Heron, 18, finished with 50 points in high point with two seconds, one third and one fourth place. She was second in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:31.30; second in the 50-meter backstroke in 32.35; and fourth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:26.78.

Molly Golding, 14, finished with 47 points in high point with one second, one third and two fourth places. She was second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:48.01; fourth in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:23.11; and fourth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:19.67.

Gaby Banks, 15, was fifth in the 50-meter freestyle in 28.09 and finished with 24 points.

Rafael Rodriguez, 16, was SOFLO’s highest point finisher among boys with 74.5 points. He was second in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:20.24; second in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:13.91 with a time drop of 1.16 and fourth in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:16.63.

In one of the more exciting women’s races, Andrea Santander of Pine Crest Swimming was pushed to the limit by Heron in the 50-meter backstroke, 32.33-32.35. It was a lifetime best time for Santander, who represents Venezula internationally.

In another exciting race, this time the men’s 100-meter breaststroke, Victor Fajer of Azura edged Juan Pablo Pineda, 1:10.43-1:10.49.

SOFLO’s “A” relay of Juan Serna, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane and Kevin Porto won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:48.77.

Azura Florida Aquatics, with a large group of age 20-plus swimmers, won the boys team title with 497.5 points. South Florida Aquatic Club was second with 295.

Pine Crest Swimming won the girls team title with 426.5 points. North Palm Beach Swim Club was second with 318 and SOFLO girls were third with 313.

TEAM TOTALS

MEN: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 497.5, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 295, 3. Pine Crest 228, 4. TS Aquatics 210, 5. St. Andrew’s 193, 6. East Coast Aquatic Club 107, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 104, 8. North Palm Beach 86, 9. PAQ 78, 10. Boca Raton Swim Team 55.

WOMEN: 1. Pine Crest Swim Team 426.5, 2. North Palm Beach 318,3. South Florida Aquatic Club 313, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 305.5, 5. Azura 240, 6. St. Andrew’s 155, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdake 127, 8. AquaKids Sharks 111.5, 9. TS Aquatics 70, 10. Eagle Aquatics 36, 21. Boca Raton Swim Team 4.

WOMEN RESULTS

Mixed 200-meter medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s A 1:58.41; 3. SOFLO C (Juan Diaz, Molly Golding, Katrina Del Vecchio, Heath Brames), 2:06.21, 4. SOFLO B (Bryan Rivero, Jennifer Rodriguez, Paige Lane, Juan Serna) 2:08.14.

Mixed 200-meter freestyle relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:48.77 (Juan Serna, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane, Kevin Porto), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:50.23, 3. SOFLO B 1:51.70, 4. SOFLO C 1:51.82, 7. SOFLO D 1:56.22.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:07.18; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 2:14.97, 15. Paige Lane 2:17.92, 17. Gaby Banks 2:19.11.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Alessandra Baldari, NPB 2:29.21; SOFLO: 2. Kelley Heron 2:31.30, 11. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:42.32,14. Jacqueline Lugo 2:43.17, 16. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:44.37.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Alessandra Baldari, NPB 5:01.08; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 5:23.11.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:24.01; SOFLO: 9. Sara Quintero 2:41.89, 12. Paige Lane 2:44.07.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Cathy Cooper, SFTL 26.97; SOFLO: 5. Gaby Banks 28.09, 18. Katrina Del Vecchio 29.17, 24. Kelley Heron 29.53, 26. Jacqueline Lugo 29.72.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 59.84; SOFLO: 12. Gaby Banks 1:02.93, 20. Molly Golding 1:04.62, time drop, 22. Jacqueline Lugo 1:05.04, 28. Maya Coffey 1:05.83.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:28.70; SOFLO: 3. Kathleen Golding 4:29.19, 4. Mallory Schleicher 4:34.30, time drop, 13. Paige Lane 4:49.56.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 18:04.44, time drop.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:24.11; SOFLO: 4. Kelley Heron 2:26.78, 7. Kathleen Golding 2:33.55, time drop, 19. Sara Quintero 2:44.12.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Patricia Casella, Azura 1:17.34; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:19.67, 13. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:22.73, 27. Valentin Carrion 1:31.86.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 2:47.88; SOFLO: 2. Molly Golding 2:48.01, 9. Jennifer Rodriguez 3:03.26.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Andrea Santander, PC 29.46; SOFLO: 9. Paige Lane 30.88, 12. Gaby Banks 31.26, 13. Katrina Del Vecchio 31.59, 17. Jacqueline Lugo 32.06, 25. Kyana Castro 33.00, 32. Maya Coffey 33.52, 33. Jennifer Rodriguez 33.62.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:05.08; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 1:06.10, 10. Paige Lane 1:09.85, 13. Jacqueline Lugo 1:11.10, 16. Kelley Heron 1:11.80, 18. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:12.39, 19. Gaby Banks 1:12.98.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Andrea Santander, Pine Crest 32.33; SOFLO: 2. Kelley Heron 32.35.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Giulia Guerra Montes, Pine Crest 1:07.88; SOFLO: 24. Sara Quintero 1:18.51.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 35.14; SOFLO: 20. Sara Quintero 42.52., 30. Ruth Kauffman 46.15.

MEN RESULTS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Daniel Torres, Azura 1:59.04; SOFLO: 7. Rafael Rodriguez 2:01.83, 15. CJ Kopecki 2:07.34, 16. Heath Bames 2:07.46, 23. Leonardo Mateus 2:09.83.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Joaquin Vargas Gallo, Unattached 4:11.11; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 4:20.24, 12. Leonardo Mateus 4:30.05, 13. Ricardo Roche 4:31.22, 17. Heath Brames 4:37.73, 18. Luis Villanueva 4:38.07.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Andres Lares, Azura 16:49.23.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 2:11.70; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodrigiez 2:16.63, 8. Ricardo Rcohe 2:22.88, 9. Leonardo Mateus 2:24.00, 15. Joseph Lee 2:27.30, 21. John Paul Handal 2:29.61.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 4:40.16; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 5:07.86, 10. Joseph Lee 5:12.54, 11. John Paul Handal 5:13.23, time drop, 16. Alejandro Mateus 5:36.39.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Carlos Vasquez, TSA 2:11.73; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 2:13.91, time drop, 7. CJ Kopecki 2:21.06, 8. Luis Villanueva 2:22.94, 12. John Paul Handal 2:29.79.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Luis Flores, Azura 23.54; SOFLO: 5. Luke Lezotte 24.63, 12. Juan Serna 25.71, 22. Heath Brames 26.53, 23. Juan Diaz 26.68, 25. Kevin Porto 26.81.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Luis Flores, Azura 52.13; SOFLO: 14. Luke Lezotte 57.72, 18. Juan Serna 58.35, 20. Juan Pablo Pineda 58.78.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 2:11.10; SOFLO: 10. Leonardo Mateus 2:24.22, 12. Bryan Rivero 2:25.79, 15. Nicolas Munoz 2:29.96, 17.Moises Rodriguez 2:30.56, 18. Juan Diaz 2:32.65.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Brandon Moran, Unattached 32.27.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Victor Fajer, Azura 1:10.43; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:10.49, 11. Joseph Lee 1:16.25, 15. Luis Villanueva 1:18.82.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Brandon Moran, Unattached 2:32.30; SOFLO: 13. Joseph Lee 2:49.27.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Edson Lima, Azura 25.70; SOFLO: 6. Luke Lezotte 26.52, 12. Juan Serna 27.49, 23. CJ Kopecki 28.83, 25. John Paul Handal 29.11, time drop.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Edson Lima, Azura 56.91; SOFLO: 13. Luis Villanueva 1:03.21, 19. Juan Serna 1:05.68, 20. Heath Brames 1:05.95, 23. John Paul Handal 1:06.96.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Daniel Torres, Azura 27.31; SOFLO: 6. Luke Lezotte 29.95, 12. Nicolas Munoz 32.64, 15. Moises Rodriguez 33.82, 17. Alejandro Mateus 34.82.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Daniel Torres, Azura 1:00.67; SOFLO: 19. Moises Rodriguez 1:12.58.

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

Porven, Golding, Arias Lead SOFLO On Day Two Of GCST Winter Open In Fort Myers


By Sharon Robb

January 13, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had a good day on a chilly Saturday at the GCST Winter Open at Florida Gulf Coast Aquatics Center.

Despite the weather, several SOFLO swimmers were hot in the pool.

Giada Porven continued her hot streak with two more wins in the 10-and-under 100-yard individual medley in 1:18.31 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:16.54. Porven was also second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:34.91.

Molly Golding won the 13-14 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.84. Golding was also second in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:15.65 and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 57.08.

Michael Arias led the SOFLO boys, capturing the 13-14 100-yard freestyle in 49.38

Other top four SOFLO finishers were:

Samuel Bullen, second, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:13.11.

Moises Rodriguez, third, 200-yard backstroke, 2:12.10, time drop.

Alex Viazmetinov, third, 8-and-under, 25-yard backstroke, 22.55 and third, 25-yard freestyle, 17.40, time drop.

Mallory Schleicher, fourth, 13-14 200-yard backstroke, 2:21.64.

Sarah Vasquez, fourth, 10-and-under, 100-yard freestyle, 1:12.35, time drop.

Lucas Porven, fourth, 1,650-yard freestyle, 20:04.95.

SOFLO has 30 swimmers, 16 girls and 14 boys competing in 194 individual events and four relay events.

The three-day meet concludes on Sunday with sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The field features thirteen teams. In addition to SOFLO, teams are Blue Wave Swimming, Carrollwood, Charlotte County, Cyclones, Florida Elite, Greater Tampa Association, host Gulf Coast, Plantation, Swim Florida, Sky Family YMCA Hurricanes and Tornadoes.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Jewels Carlini, SWIM 1:58.73, 2. Nicole Rodriguez, SWIM 1:59.71, 3. Natalie Stafford, SKY 2:00.52; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 2:02.19, 15. Emma Twombly 2:11.16, 22. Jena Legaspi 2:15.23, 28. Valeria Garcia 2:17.52, time drop, 32. Mia Escudero 2:19.04; Open, 1. Morgan Tankersley, GTSA 1:54.05, 2. Ella Marlow, GTSA 1:56.56, 3. Cat Sterlacci, GTSA 1:57.06.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alexa Ferro, SWIM 1:32.63, 2. Giada Porven, SOFLO 1:34.91, time drop, 3. Jade Hoffmeier, GTSA 1:36.26; SOFLO: 6. Sarah Vasquez 1:37.14, time drop; 11-12, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 1:13.97, 2. Karla Medina, GTSA 1:15.84, 3. Aliah Sexton, BW 1:17.53; SOFLO: 6. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:22.54, time drop, 7. Natalia Sibug 1:22.65, 16. Anastasia Lutz 1:28.04, 24 Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:33.23, time drop; 13-14, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 1:08.84, 2. Clarice Spencer, SWIM 1:09.68, 3. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 1:10.19; SOFLO: 18. Mia Escudero 1:22.41, 20. Valeria Garcia 1:24.93; Open: 1. Ella Bathurst, GTSA 1:06.99, 2. Elise Ballash, FE 1:09.99, 3. Mikayla Puckett, GCST 1:10.00.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Nicole Rodriguez, SWIM 2:13.67, 2. Michelle Whelton, SKY 2:18.35, 3. Reagan Flynn, GTSA 2:19.69; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:21.64, 8. Jena Legaspi 2:24.61, 16. Emma Twombly 2:41.36; Open, 1. Morgan Tankersley, GTSA 2:10.99, 2. Ella Bathurst, GTSA 2:13.65, 3. Mandy Reeter, SWIM 2:16.58.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Isabel Rasmussen, SWIM 1:10.15, 2. Melanie Kersten, SKY 1:10.69, 3. Lainey Hooper, SWIM 1:11.67; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Vasquez 1:12.35, time drop; 11-12, 1. Alexa Brown, BW 59.12, 2. Brooke Beede, GTSA 59.53, 3.Melissa Blaine, SWIM 59.70; SOFLO: 14. Anastasia Lutz 1:04.75, 16. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:05.40, 17. Natalia Sibug 1:06.33, 29. Carleigh Schleicher 1:11.02, time drop; 13-14, 1. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 53.06, 2. Jewels Carlini, SWIM 55.36, 3. Clarice Spencer, SWIM 56.03; SOFLO: 5. Molly Golding 57.08, time drop, 7. Mallory Schleicher 57.19, 33. Jena Legaspi 1:03.69, 35. Mia Escudero 1:04.71, time drop, 37. Valeria Garcia 1:05.07; Open, 1. Morgan Tankersley, GTSA 52.52, 2. Ella Bathurst, GTSA 52.79, 3. Maddy Burt, SWIM 54.30; SOFLO: 43. Valeria Garcia 1:05.37.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Natalie Stafford, SKY 2:15.22, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:15.65, time drop, 3. Clarice Spencer, SWIM 2:17.14; Open, 1. Katie Vasiloff, BW 2:11.42, 2. Ella Marlow, GTSA 2:11.95, 3. Cat Sterlacci, GTSA 2:13.73.

1,650-yard freestyle:
Open, 1. Kelsey Swartout, GCST 17:52.35, 2. Ella Bathurst, GTSA 18:02.79, 3. Sophia Hasara, CVST 18:03.25; SOFLO: 5. Alexis Christensen 19:42.21.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 1:18.31, 2. Isabel Rasmussen, SWIM 1:19.36, 3. Cassidy Dart, BW 1:25.27.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 2:22.91, 2. Brooke Beede, GTSA 2:26.10, 3. Avery Hawker, GTSA 2:28.52; SOFLO: 8. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:37.32, time drop, 14. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 2:42.60, time drop, 15. Natalia Sibug 2:44.60, 17. Anastasia Lutz 2:49.15, 25. Carleigh Schleicher 3:03.86.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Daynna Franklyn, SWIM 21.26, 2. Sophie Nichols, CVST 22.10, 3. Karter Seluk, GCST 26.51.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Sophie Nichols, CVST 19.49, 2. Daynna Franklyn, SWIM 19.64, 3. Molly Polk, CVST 22.31.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Isabel Rasmussen, SWIM 1:18.46, 2. Melanie Kersten, SKY 1:27.46, 3. Kate Domian, SKY 1:29.12; 11-12, 1. Brooke Beede, GTSA 1:08.29, 2. Emma Nash, SWIM 1:12.24, 3. Avery Hawker, GTSA 1:12.56; SOFLO: 6. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:15.73, 7. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:15.90, 10. Natalia Sibug 1:16.80.

25-yard freestyle:
1. Sophie Nichols, CVST 15.88, 2. Daynna Franklyn. SWIM 16.10, 3. Avery Petersen, FE 18.77.

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Daynna Franklyn, SWIM 17.05, 2. Sophie Nicholas, CVST 19.72, 3. Karter Seluk, GCST 21.51.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 1:16.54, 2. Cassidy Dart, BW 1:30.86, 3. Melanie Kersten, SKY 1:32.95; 11-12, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 1:08.61, 2. Carrie Aylward, CCS 1:11.03, 3. Kaylee Walls, SKY 1:11.63; SOFLO: 17. Carleigh Schleicher 1:29.28.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Tommy Nagle, GTSA 1:51.91, 2. Spencer Howery, GCST 1:52.17, 3. Colton Frantz, SKY 1:55.00; SOFLO: 16. Moises Rodriguez 2:05.62, time drop, 17. Alex Golding 2:07.24, 21. Chris Vasquez 2:08.65; Open, 1. Brendan Peacock, SWIM 1:48.02, 2. Robby Wilson, CCPR 1:50.03, 3. Evan Weber, SKY 1:50.32.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Parker Seluk, GCST 1:27.05, 2. DJ Bathurst, GTSA 1:28.98, 3. Alex Medina, GTSA 1:30.16; SOFLO: 17. Juan Vallmitjana 1:54.94; 11-12, 1. Tonio Hensel, CCS 1:10.81, 2. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 1:13.11, 3. Jayden Repak, CVST 1:16.90; SOFLO: 5. Lucas Porven 1:22.37; 13-14, 1. Tommy Nagle, GTSA 1:02.7, 2. Colton Frantz, SKY 1:07.33, 3. Spencer Howery, GCST 1:07.45; SOFLO: 9. Logan Gonzalez 1:13.58, 12. Juancamilo Rivero 1:14.89, 23. Chris Vasquez 1:19.88; Open, 1. Sean-Douglas Gooden, TOR 1:00.83, 2. Kyle Trelka, BW 1:02.11, 3. Evan Weber, SKY 1:02.57.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Amadeusz Knop, SKY 2:05.14, 2. Calder Barrick, SKY 2:07.01, 3. Moises Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:12.10, time drop; SOFLO: 10. Logan Gonzalez 2:23.99, time drop, 11. Alex Golding 2:24.35; Open, 1. Garrett Stanley, SWIM 1:57.98, 2. Steven Rua, SWIM 1:58.96, 3. Ryan Staunch, SWIM 2:04.99.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Parker Seluk, GCST 1:05.61, 2. Gio Medina, GCST 1:06.41, 3. Noah Jones, BW 1:06.82; SOFLO: 16. Juan Vallmitjana 1:17.79, time drop, 21. Alex Viazmetinov 1:22.87; 11-12, 1. Tonio Hensel, CCS 56.46, 2. Aidan Clements, SWIM 58.06, 3. Liam Connor, PST 59.83; SOFLO: 6. Lucas Porven 1:00.50, time drop, 9. Samuel Bullen 1:01.89, 10. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:02.63, time drop, 22. Hashan Ekanayake 1:09.68, 23. Marvan Ekanayake 1:10.87; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 49.38, 2. Tommy Nagle, GTSA 52.50, 3. Calder Barrick, SKY 52.86; SOFLO: 17. Moises Rodriguez 58.59, 24. Alex Golding 59.41, time drop, 28. Logan Gonzalez 1:01.38; Open, 1. Kyle Trelka, BW 48.07, 2. Robby Wilson, CCPR 49.57, 3. Brett Branigin, BW 50.28.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Tommy Nagle, GTSA 2:08.02, 2. Amadeusz Knop, SKY 2:11.84, 3. Reece Hawker, GTSA 2:14.04; SOFLO: 5. Juancamilo Rivero 2:21.17, 8. Chris Vasquez 2:34.00, 10. Moises Rodriguez 2:35.86; Open, 1. Steven Rua, SWIM 1:58.70, 2. Nick Salzone, SWIM 2:03.40, 3. Joshua Benzon, GCST 2:05.01.

1,650-yard freestyle:
Open, 1. Michael Brent, SWIM 16:59.44, 2. Wesley Kephart, SKY 17:04.30, 3. Charlie Plaisted, SKY 17:07.48; SOFLO: 4. Lucas Porven 20:04.95.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Parker Seluk, GCST 1:15.06, 2. Landon Cairns, GCST 1:16.94, 3. Will Habermeyer, GTSA 1:17.53; SOFLO: 26. Juan Vallmitjana 1:36.34.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Tonio Hensel, CCS 2:19.92, 2. Aidan Clements, SWIM 2:23.65, 3. Jayden Repak, CVST 2:25.81; SOFLO: 5. Samuel Bullen 2:29.00, time drop, 17. Marvan Ekanayake 2:56.11, time drop, 18. Hashan Ekanayake 2:58.22.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Connor Smith, CVST 23.21, 2. Kanaloa Acol, GCST 23.61, 3. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 24.65.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Kanaloa Acol, GCST 19.78, 2. Joshua Hammond, FE 22.35, 3. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 22.55; SOFLO: 4. Peston Christensen 24.97.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Landon Cairns, GCST 1:16.13, 2. Peter Mihalev, SKY 1:16.92, 3. Bodi Burrill, CVST 1:17.57; 11-12, 1. Aidan Clements, SWIM 1:04.60, 2. William Wadsworth, SKY 1:07.10, 3. Becket Koss, SKY 1:08.13; SOFLO: 6. Samuel Bullen 1:12.47, time drop, 8. Marvan Ekanayake 1:17.45, time drop, 13. Hashan Ekanayake 1:19.09, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Connor Smith, CVST 15.94, 2. Kanaloa Acol, GCST 16.86, 3. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 17.40, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Preston Christensen 21.13, time drop.

25-yad butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Connor Smith, CVST 23.08, 2. Chad Oake, SWIM 23.50, 3. Joshua Hammond, FE 24.45.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Parker Seluk, GCST 1:16.68, 2. Landon Cairns, GCST 1:16.84, 3. Josiah Tan, BW 1:22.37; 11-12, 1. William Wadsworth, SKY 1:03.79, 2. Aidan Clements, SWIM 1:07.96, 3. Tonio Hensel, CCS 1:08.37; SOFLO: 6. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:11.17, 14. Marvan Ekanayake 1:25.97, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: GCST Winter Open

When: Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Where: Lee County/FGCU Aquatics Center, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers.

Of Note: A field of 524 swimmers is competing. The results are being posted on Meet Mobile or at http://www.gcst.org.

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

SOFLO Has Big Day At Rain-Soaked Gulliver Fall Classic On Day One


By Sharon Robb

October 29, 2017–With so many top three finishers and dropped times, South Florida Aquatic Club had a big day at the Gulliver Fall Classic Saturday at Gulliver Prep Aquatic Center.

Despite a rainy and windy day that featured weather delays, SOFLO swimmers didn’t mind a little adversity and didn’t let it affect them in the pool.

SOFLO’s individual winners were:

Mallory Schleicher, 13-14, 200-yard freestyle 2:02.30.

Kayla Cunningham, 13-14, 200-yard backstroke, 2:13.77.

Molly Golding, 14-and-under, 400-yard individual medley, 4:43.31.

Other Top Three finishers were:

Jonathan Lozano, 10-and-under, 50-yard breaststroke, second, 40.76, time drop; 50-yard freestyle, second, 30.41, time drop.

Brennan Binder, 13-14, 200-yard backstroke, second, 2:16.65.

Marcos Vazquez, 13-14, 200-yard butterfly, second 2:20.02.

Benjamin Kim, 10-and-under, 50-yard breaststroke, third, 42.97, time drop.

Javier Colmenares, 11-12, 100-yard breaststroke, third, 1:17.38.

Juan Colmenares, 13-14, 100-yard breaststroke, third, 1:08.51, time drop; 50-yard freestyle, third, 24.49, time drop.

Molly Golding, 13-14, 200-yard freestyle, second 2:03.40, time drop; 200-yard backstroke, second, 2:16.92, time drop.

Valerie Vank, 11-12, 100-yard breaststroke, second 1:14.27, time drop.

The two-day timed final meet concudes on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Miami Swimming, Pine Crest Swimming, Heritage Aquatics, SwimFast, Swim Fort Lauderdale, City of Miami Parks, Hurricane Swimming, North Miami Swim Team and host Gulliver.

SATURDAY SESSION ONE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Mia Patton, PC 2:22.45; SOFLO: 17. Savini Subasingha 3:21.10; 11-12, 1. Rebecca Montero, Unattached 2:04.27; SOFLO: 13. Kerry Cunningham 2:20.51, time drop, 16. Leah Pando 2:20.85, time drop, 17. Samantha Solis 2:20.96, 18. Luna Delgado 2:21.64; 13-14, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:02.30; SOFLO: 2. Molly Golding 2:03.40, time drop, 4. Kayla Cunningham 2:05.00.

100-yard breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, Unattached 1:10.74; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank 1:14.27, time drop, 5. Mariann Catalasan 1:21.22, time drop, 6. Natalia Sibug 1:21.78, time drop, 10. Samantha Solis 1:25.38, time drop, 17. Gabriella Lissa 1:35.17; 13-14, 1. Lara Jones, PC 1:11.61; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 1:17.84.

50-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Eliza Chandler, Miami Swimming 27.04; SOFLO: 4. Valerie Vank 28.13, time drop, 7. Luna Delgado, 28.65, time drop and Samantha Solis 28.65, time drop, 11. Anastasia Lutz 28.80, time drop, 19. Kailey Smith 30.27, time drop, 20. Natalia Sibug 30.36, time drop; 13-14, 1. Esther Lin, Unattached 24.74; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 27.21, 11. Emma Twombly 27.72.

200-yard backstroke: 11-12, 1. Isabella Acosta, Gulliver 2:27.62; SOFLO: 4. Leah Pando 2:31.05, time drop, 7. Mariann Catalasan 2:33.73, time drop, 8. Kerry Cunninham 2:34.58, 10. Natalia Sibug 2:39.93, time drop,11. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 2:40.59, 16. Anastasia Lutz 2:47.90, time drop; 13-14, 1. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 2:13.77; SOFLO: 2. Molly Golding 2:16.92, time drop, 14. Emma Twombly 2:40.44.

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Emiliana Chacon, CM 1:17.39.

200-yard butterfly: 11-12, 1. Rebecca Montero, Unattached 2:20.50; SOFLO: 5. Luna Delgado 2:40.13, 7. Kailey Smioth 2:54.30; 13-14, 1. Adriana Roldan, Gulliver 2:25.76; 13-14, 1. Adriana Roldan, Gulliver 2:25.76.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, CM 1:10.46.

400-yard individual medley: 14-and-under, 1. Molly Golding, SOFGLO 4:43.31.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 2:16.62; SOFLO: 8. Kevin Moya 2:38.83, time drop; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, Miami Swimming 1:56.68; SOFLO: 6. Logan Gonzalez 2:09.81, time drop, 11. Javier Colmenares 2:13.32, time drop, 17. Matthew Kim 2:19.32, 18. Samuel Bullen 2:20.13, 20. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 2:21.45; 13-14, 1. Kyle Korvick, Gulliver 1:48.87; SOFLO: 2. Juan Colmenares 1:54.65, time drop, 4. Brennan Binder 1:57.58, time drop, 12. Alex Golding 2:06.41, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:12.42, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 1:17.38, 18. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:35.14, time drop; 13-14, 1. Parker Rosenthal, Gulliver 1:06.13; SOFLO: 3. Juan Colmenares 1:08.51, time drop, 8. Johnny Bastoas 1:17.17, 9. Alex Golding 1:17.45.
50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Jake Jones, PC 39.71; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 40.76, time drop, 3. Benjamin Kim 42.97, time drop, 10. Kevin Moya 50.89, time drop, 18. Brandon Lozano 54.34, time drop.

50-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Andriy Huertas, Gulliver 29.09; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 30.41, time drop, 5. Kevin Moya 30.82, time drop, 12. Benjamin Kim 33.89, time drop; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, Miami Swimming 25.04; SOFLO: 8. Samuel Bullen 27.45, time drop, 9. Logan Gonzalez 27.51, time drop, 13. Javier Colmenares 28.73, time drop; 13-14, 1. Kyle Korvick, Gulliver 23.33; SOFLO: 3. Juan Colmenares 24.49, time drop, 4. Brennan Binder 24.71, time drop, 14. Marcos Vazquez 26.30, time drop.

200-yard backstroke: 11-12, 1. Fin Winkler, Miami Swimming 2:11.69; SOFLO: 6. Matthew Kim 2:31.60, 9. Samuel Bullen 2:42.94, 14. Owen Smith 2:56.57; 13-14, 1. Myles Felt, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:15.72; SOFLO: 2. Brennan Binder 2:16.65, 5. Alex Golding 2:22.23.

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, Heritage Aquatics 1:12.99; SOFLO: 5. Benjamin Kim 1:23.74, time drop.

200-yard butterfly: 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, Miami Swimming 2:19.36; 13-14, 1. AJ Martinez, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:07.10; SOFLO: 2. Marcos Vazquez 2:20.02; 13-14, 1. AJ Martinez, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:07.10; SOFLO: 2. Marcos Vazquez 2:20.02.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, Heritage Aquatics 1:15.60.

400-yard individual medley: 1. Myles Felt, Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:48.19; SOFLO: 11. Matthew Kim 5:26.96, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: GRSC Fall Classic

When: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-2:54 p.m.

Where: Gulliver Prep Aquatic Center, 6575 North Kendall Drive, Pine Crest

Of note: All sessions are timed finals….admission is $6 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on line…the results will be posted on Meet Mobile…for more information call pool office, 305-666-7937, ext. 1465.

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

SOFLO Headed To Weekend Gulliver Fall Classic


By Sharon Robb

October 27, 2017–South Florida Aquatic Club will have more than forty swimmers, including a handful of high school swimmers preparing for next week’s regions, compete in the Gulliver Fall Classic at Gulliver Prep Aquatic Center.

The two-day timed final meet features two sessions on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. There are at least three heats and up to seven in every event.

SOFLO’s 43 swimmers competing in 223 (121 girls and 102 boys) individual events are: Kaitlyn Barrios, 11; Johnny Bastos, 14; Brennan Binder, 13; Sebastian Bozeman, 11; Samuel Bullen, 12; Mariann Catalasan, 11 Javier Colmenares, 11; Juan Colmenares, 13; Kaitlyn Consuegra, 11; Kayla Cunningham, 14; Kerry Cunningham, 11; Katrina Del Vecchio, 14; Luna Delgado, 11; Fiorella Di Salvo, 9; Pilar Duranti, 9; Alex Golding 13; Molly Golding, 14; Isabella Gomez, 11; Logan Gonzalez, 12; Kalin Hubbard, 13; Benjamin Kim 10; Matthew Kim, 12; Gabriella Lissa, 12; Brandon Lozano, 8; Jonathan Lozano, 10; Sofia Lugo, 9; Anastasia Lutz, 11; Nicholas Mendonca, 12; Jason Moya, 9; Kevin Moya, 10; Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 11; Leah Pando, 11; Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 12; LeeAnn Ranalli, 14; Gavin Sheyda, 11; Natalia Sibug, 11; Kailey Smith, 12; Owen Smith, 11; Samantha Solia, 12; Savini Subasingha, 10; Emma Twombly, 13; Valerie Vank, 12; and Marcos Vazquez, 14.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Miami Swimming, Pine Crest Swimming, Heritage Aquatics, SwimFast, Swim Fort Lauderdale, City of Miami Parks, Hurricane Swimming, North Miami Swim Team and host Gulliver.

IF YOU GO

What: GRSC Fall Classic

When: Saturday, 1:30-6:12 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-2:34 p.m.

Where: Gulliver Prep Aquatic Center, 6575 North Kendall Drive, Pine Crest

Of note: All sessions are timed finals….admission is $6 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on line…the results will be posted on Meet Mobile…for more information call pool office, 305-666-7937, ext. 1465.

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

Cooper City Tops South Broward, West Broward In Tri-Meet


By Sharon Robb

August 31, 2017—Cooper City High School boys and girls swim teams picked up two wins on Wednesday with victories over South Broward and West Broward.

The girls’ team, led by three double winners, defeated West Broward, 116-60, and South Broward, 117-59.

Freshman Molly Golding, competing in her first high school season, won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.82 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.13 and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle winning relays.

Big sister Kathleen Golding, coming off the Speedo Junior Nationals, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.38 and 100-yard freestyle in 52.12. She also swam on the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Solana Capalbo won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.07 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.89 and was on two winning relays.

In the boys’ competition, Cooper City, with two double winners, dominated West Broward, 135-45, and South Broward, 134-42.

Heath Brames won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.90 and 100-yard freestyle in 49.44. He was also a member of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Robert Wilson won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.81 and 100-yard butterfly in 54.89 and anchored the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

South Broward Andrew Rogantinsky was a double winner in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.44 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.78.

Cooper City swept the 1-meter springboard events with Courtney Russo winning the girls event with 240.25 points and Tyler Flowers the boys event with 245.65.

WEDNESDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

West Broward 94, South Broward 76

Cooper City 116, West Broward 60

Cooper City 117, South Broward 59

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:55.08 (Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Barbara Bernal), 2. West Broward 2:04.34, 3. Cooper City 2:09.59.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Nora Mirabal, CC 2:07.97, 2. Barbara Bernal, CC 2:16.45, 3. Michayla Pfeiffer, SB 2:23.17.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:06.38, 2. Imviel Coughlin, CC 2:28.40, 3. Victoria Martinez-Bruno, SB 2:30.12.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Solana Capalbo, CC 25.07, 2. Maya Coffey, WB 27.73, 3. Bianca Monti, WB 28.65.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Courtney Russo, CC 240.25.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Molly Golding, CC 1:02.82, 2. Nora Mirabal, CC 1:07.69, 3. Victoria Martinez-Bruno, SB 1:08.33.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 52.12, 2. Zariya Harris, WB 58.14, 3. Nicole Rios, SB 1:02.69.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Barbara Bernal, CC 5:41.12, 2. Kellie Wilcox, WB 5:58.58, 3. Raeana Hernandez, CC 6:20.52.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Broward 1:55.00 (Julianne Bagiotti, Mia Leto, Victoria Martinez-Bruno, Emma Leto), 2. Cooper City 1:58.38, 3. West Broward 2:01.52.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Solana Capalbo, CC 1:01.89, 2. Imviel Coughlin, CC 1:09.02, 3. Kellie Wilcox, WB 1:13.09.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Molly Golding, CC 1:08.13, 2. Zanaii Taylor, CC 1:24.20, 3. Mia Leto, SB 1:25.69.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 3:44.99 (Barbara Bernal, Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding), 2. West Broward A 4:07.13, 3. West Broward B 4:32.44.

BOYS

West Broward 92, South Broward 84

Cooper City 135, West Broward 45

Cooper City 134, South Broward 42

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:21.82 (Michael Cline, Christopher Christakis, Nicolas Christakis, Mark Zhang), 2. West Broward 1:41.32, 3. Cooper City C 1:48.46.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Heath Brames, CC 1:47.90, 2. Mark Zhang, CC 1:56.63, 3. Anthony Villegaes, CC 2:03.15.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Andrew Rogantinsky, SB 2:07.78, 2. Michael Cline, CC 2:10.15, 3. Nicolas Christakis, CC 2:12.62.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson, CC 21.81, 2. Ivan Capalbo, CC 22.83, 3. Ishola Adefunmi, SB 24.96.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Tyler Flowers, CC 245.65, 2. Matthew Burton, WB 142.65.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Robert Wilson, CC 54.89, 2. David Avalos, WB 57.15, 3. Sam Nimroozi, CC 57.76.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Heath Brames, CC 49.44, 2. Mark Zhang, CC 53.07, 3. Justin Westerfeld, WB 57.15.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Sam Nimroozi, Cc 5:23.19, 2. Anthony Villegas, CC 5:31.76, 3. Isiah Reilly, Cc 5:43.06.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:31.85 (Heath Brames, Ivan Capalbo, Mark Zhang, Robert Wilson), 2. South Broward 1:35.88, 3. Cooper City B 1:45.01.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Michael Cline, CC 1:01.28, 2. Nicolas Christakis, CC 1:06.03, 3. Bryce Carro, WB 1:07.84.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Andrew Rogantinsky, SB 1:02.44, 3. David Avalos, WB 1:05.51, 3. Ivan Capalbo, CC 1:08.75.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 3:22.25 (Nicolas Christakis, Ivan Capalbo, Heath Brames, Robert Wilson), 2. Cooper City B 3:50.71, 3. West Broward 3:51.87.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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