Florida Gators Announce 2022-23 Schedule; SOFLO Alum Kathleen Golding Named Team Captain

By Sharon Robb
GAINESVILLE, September 14, 2022—University of Florida will open its 2022-23 men’s and women’s schedule at home against Nova Southeastern and Arkansas on Sept. 23 at the O’Connell Center Natatorium.

The season-opener is one of four home meets. Arkansas has only a women’s team. NSU has both a men’s and women’s team.

After a month of training, the Gators head to Virginia to swim defending women’s national champion Cavaliers on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Charlottesville.

Florida will then swim conference opponents on back-to-back weeks, at Georgia in Athens, Ga. on Friday, Oct. 28 in its annual rivalry before returning to Gainesville to host Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The Gators end the 2022 calendar year with three straight invitationals: Georgia Invite, Nov. 17-19, U.S. Open, Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Greensboro, N.C. before diving ends 2022 at the Auburn Invitational, Dec. 16-20.

The 2023 part of the schedule opens at home Florida Atlantic University, Jan. 14, before hosting a diving invitational Jan. 20-21, while simultaneously swimming Florida State on Jan. 20 in Ocala, in its final dual meet. Two weeks later, the Gators will swim in the Feb. 3-5 Auburn Last Chance Invitational.

The Gators begin the post-season at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 14-16 in College Station, Tex. The men will go for their 11th straight conference titles, before the Bulldog Last Chance Meet from Feb. 24-25 in Athens. Qualified divers will compete at the NCAA Diving Zones from Mar. 5-8.

The season ends at the NCAA Swimming National Championships, with the women’s meet in Knoxville, Tenn., March 15-18 and men’s meet in Minneapolis, Minn., March 22-25.

One of the highlights of the season is South Florida Aquatic Club alum Kathleen Golding will serve as one of the Gators’ team captains for the 2022-23. The two-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier is a senior and three-time All-American. Her marquis events are the 200 and 400 IM though she swims several other events, both sprint and distance.

Golding’s younger sister, Molly, also a SOFLO alum, will begin her sophomore season in the IM and breaststroke events.

Other Gators with South Florida and Florida Gold Coast ties are sophomore Anna Auld of West Palm Beach, who is coming off an outstanding summer; and freshman Mallory Schleicher, another SOFLO alum.

Florida’s men’s and women’s head coach Anthony Nesty was recently named the 2022 American Swimming Coaches Association George Haines Coach of the Year at the ASCA World Clinic Sept. 8 in Las Vegas. Nesty joins former Florida coaches Gregg Troy and Randy Reese as the only coaches in Gators history to win the award.

The award is annually given to the individual whose coaching contributed the most towards American swimming excellence at the world level. Nesty was one of six finalists who coached athletes that won gold medals at the FINA World Championships last June in Budapest, Hungary.

Nesty coached multiple gold medalists in Budapest, including Caeleb Dressel, Bobby Finke, Kieran Smith and UF volunteer Coach Katie Ledecky. The four combined for eight gold medals, the most golds coached by any finalist for the award the year.

Six current Gators, four former Gators and volunteer coach Katie Ledecky were named to the 2022-23 U.S. National Team.

Anna Auld, Emma Weyant, Natalie Hinds, and Katie Ledecky were selected for the women’s team, and Brennan Gravley, Jacob Mitchell, Trey Freeman, Kevin Vargas, Caeleb Dressel, Bobby Finke, and Kieran Smith were named on the men’s roster. Florida has 11 athletes on the team, tied with Texas/Longhorn Aquatics for most-represented club/college. Auld and Gravley were both selected as open water athletes in May 2022, and are active through October 31, 2022.

2022-23 UF Men’s, Women’s Schedule
Sept. 23, Nova Southeastern, Arkansas, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22, at Virginia, 10 a.m.
Oct. 28, at Georgia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5, Tennessee, 10 a.m.
Nov. 17-19, at Georgia Invite
Nov. 30-Dec. 3, U.S. Open, Greensboro, N.C.
Greensboro, NC
Dec. 16-20, Auburn Invitational, Diving
Jan. 14, Florida Atlantic, 2 p.m.
Jan. 20-21, UF Diving Invitational
Jan. 20, Florida State at Ocala, 2 p.m.
Feb. 3-5, Auburn Last Chance
Feb. 14-18, SEC Championships, College Station, Tex.
Feb. 24-25, Bulldogs Last Chance Meet, Athens, Ga.
Mar. 5-8, NCAA Diving Zones – TBD
Mar. 15-18, Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Knoxville, Tenn.
Mar. 22-25, Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Minneapolis

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Florida Gators Sweep Georgia Bulldogs In Season Home Opener; Kathleen Golding Takes Two Seconds; Katie Ledecky Swims Men’s Exhibition 200, 500

By Sharon Robb
GAINESVILLE, October 29, 2021–Florida and Georgia renewed their longtime rivalry in a dual meet Thursday and Friday at the O’Connell Center.

The Gator women defeated the Bulldogs, 153-147, and the men’s team won, 180-120.

Florida leads the all-time series with an overall record of 62-19-3 including 8-4-1 in the last eleven dual meets.

SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding, a junior, was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02, third in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.09 and sixth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.17. She also swam anchor on the Gators’ runnerup 400-yard freestyle relay that finished in 3:18.48.

Freshman Molly Golding was seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:22.09.

Freshman Anna Auld, another Florida Gold Coast swimmer, was third in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:53.26 and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:49.76.

Senior Miguel Cancel, who trains summers at SOFLO, was third in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:49.68, fifth in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:48.36 and fifth in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:48.05.

Several of the Gators big guns including Olympians Kieran Smith and Bobby Finke did not compete.

Ten-time Olympic medalist and 15-time World Champion medalist Katie Ledecky, now training in Gainesville and working as a volunteer coach, competed in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events.

Ledecky swam against the men in the 500 and finished in 4:30.55 in an exhibition, which would have easily won the women’s event. One of the most decorated swimmers in history also swam 1:42.80 in the 200.

The diving competition was held Thursday.

Florida heads next to Tallahassee to meet Florida State on Friday, Nov. 5.

The men’s team is ranked third and women ranked ninth in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) preseason poll.

Florida 153, Georgia 147

3-meter diving: 1. Elizabeth Perez, UF 350.05, 2. Maha Amer, UF 304.73, 3. Carina Lumia, UF 282.15.

1-meter diving: 1. Elizabeth Perez, UF 315.83, 2. Maha Amer, UF 292.73, 3. Meghan Wenzel, UG 292.13.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Georgia A 1:39.72, 2. Florida A 1:40.08 (Aris Runnels, Olivia Peoples, Amanda Ray, Gabrielle Hillis), 3. Georgia B 1:41.22.

1,000-yard freestyle: 1. Elise Bauer, UF 9:43.77, 2. Abigail McCulloh, UG 9:47.89, 3. Anna Auld, UF 9:53.26.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Dune Coetzee, UG 1:47.52, 2. Micayla Cook, UF 1:47.75, 3. Kathleen Golding, UF 1:48.09.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Talia Bates, UF 54.01, 2. Eboni McCarty, UG 54.38, 3. Millie Sansome, UG 55.08.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Zoie Hartman, UG 1:00.76, 2. Tylor Mathieu, UF 1:01.78, 3. Olivia Peoples, UF 1:02.18.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Dakota Luther, UG 1:57.00, 2. Amanda Ray, UF 1:57.83, 3. Mabel Zavaros, UF 1:58.51.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Talia Bates, UF 22.63, 2. Gabi Fa’Amausilli, UG 22.81, 3. Gabrielle Hillis, UF 23.12.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Talia Bates, UF 48.82, 2. Maxine Parker, UG 49.96, 3. Micayla Cronk, UF 50.33.

200-yard backstroke: 1. Mabel Zavaros, UF 1:56.64, 2. Millie Sansome, UG 1:58.28, 3. Lain Shaboz, UF 2:00.33.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Zoie Hartman, UG 2:12.25, 2. Danielle Dellatorre, UG 2:14.02, 3. Tylor Mathieu, UF 2:14.17, 7. Molly Golding, UF 2:22.09.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Abigail McCulloh, UG 4:45.38, 2. Nikki Miller, UF 4:49.18, 3. Elise Bauer, UF 4:49.57, 5. Anna Auld, UF 4:49.76, 6. Kathleen Golding, UF 4:51.17.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Dakota Luther, UG 53.51, 2. Olivia Peoples, UF 53.75, 3. Amanda Ray, UF 54.09.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Zoie Hartman, UG 1:59.27, 2. Kathleen Golding, UF 2:02.00, 3. Mabel Zavaros, UF 2:02.02.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Georgia A 3:18.20, 2. Florida A 3:18.48 (Talia Bates, Micayla Cronk, Gabrielle Hillis, Kathleen Golding), 3. Georgia B 3:23.88.

Florida 180, Georgia 120

1-meter diving: 1. Leonardo Garcia, UF 330.90, 2. Nicholas Lydon, UF 309.30, 3. Nolan Lewis, UG 283.20.

3-meter diving: 1. Leonardo Garcia, UF 394.65, 2. Nicholas Lydon, UF 335.55, 3. Timothy Fagan, UG 285.68.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Florida A 1:25.71 (Adam Chaney, Dillon Hillis, Eric Friese, Will Davis), 2. Georgia A 1:26.48, 3. Georgia B 1:29.65.

1,000-yard freestyle: 1. Jake Magahey, UG 8:55.24, 2. Alfonso Mestre, UF 8:58.58, 3. Brennan Graveley, UF 9:03.30.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Trey Freeman, UF 1:34.41, 2. Gerry Quinn, UF 1:37.1, 3. Jake Magahey, UG 1:37.35, 6. Jorge Depassier, UF 1:39.49.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Adam Chaney, UF 47.23, 2. Wesley Ng, UG 47.81, 3. Ian Grum, UG 48.43.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Dillon Hillis, UF 54.82, 2. Raphael Rached Windmuller, UF 55.38, 3. Julian Smith, UF 56.02.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Luca Urlando, UG 1:42.09, 2. Andrew Abruzzo, UG 1:45.77, 3. Jace Crawford, UF 1:47.13, 5. Miguel Cancel, UF 1:48.36.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Will Davis, UF 19.83, 2. Eric Friese, UF 19.99, 3. Macguire McDuff, UF 20.02.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Gerry Quinn, UF 44.02, 2. Macguire McDuff, UF 44.14, 3. Zach Hils, UG 44.22, 6. Jorge Depassier, UF 45.64.

200-yard backstroke: 1. Ian Grum, UG 1:43.49, 2. Bradley Dunham, UG 1:46.15, 3. Mitchell Norton, UG 1:47.48, 5. Miguel Cancel, UF 1:48.05.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Dillon Hillis, UF 2:00.31, 2. Raphael Rached Windmuller, UF 2:00.46, 3. Kevin Vargas, UF 2:00.68.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Jake Magahey, UG 4:16.95, 2. Alfonso Mestre, UF 4:19.01, 3. Trey Freeman, UF 4:21.43; Exhbition, Katie Ledecky, UNA-UF 4:30.55.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Luca Urlando, UG 45.61, 2. Eric Friese, UF 46.65, 3. Wesley Ng, UG 48.31.

200-yard individual medley:

  1. Luca Urlando, UG 1:45.12, 2. Zach Hils, UG 1:47.64, 3. Miguel Cancel, UF 1:49.68.

400-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Florida A 2:55.67 (Eric Friese, Adam Cheny, Will Davis, Alfonso Mestre), 2. Florida B 2:58.20, 3. Georgia A 2:58.99.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Golding Sisters Compete First Time Together For Florida Gators In Season-Opener; Florida Gold Coast’s Anna Auld Picks Up First College Win

By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, October 2, 2021–University of Florida men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened the 2021-22 collegiate season with impressive wins over Florida Atlantic University Saturday morning at FAU Aquatic Center.

Veteran UF swimmer Kathleen Golding was joined by younger sister Molly Golding making her collegiate debut.

Kathleen Golding, 20, swam anchor leg on the third place 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:48.04 with teammates Katherine Minnich, Eleanor Hatton and Kenady Bell. She also swam an exhibition 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.74.

The sisters teamed up as members of the Gators “C” 400-yard freestyle relay that finished in 3:34.74 with teammates Aris Runnels and Mabel Zavaros. Kathleen led off and Molly swam second leg.

Molly Golding, 18, swam anchor on the Gators’ D 200-yard medley relay that finished fourth in 1:48.21 with teammates Celismar Guzman, Ellie Zweifel and Georgia Bates. She also picked up three points finishing third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.50. She also swam an exhibition 100-yard freestyle in 55.61.

Another swimmer with SOFLO connection, Miguel Cancel, 22, was sixth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.28 and fourth in the 200-yard medley relay (1:33.02). He also swam exhibitions in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:49.59 and 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:04.48.

The women won all 16 events while the men won 15 out of 16 events. The Gators swept 13 out of the 32 events.

Freshman Raphael Rached Windmuller, Anna Auld, Oliva Peoples and Joaquin Gonzalez Pinero all picked up their first collegiate win at FAU. Transfer Maha Amer, won the 3-meter, earning her first win as a Gator.

Auld, a Forest Hill High School alum from West Palm Beach, trained and competed with East Coast Aquatic Club and St. Andrew’s Swimming during her FGC club career. She won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.39.

Olympians Bobby Finke and Kieran Smith, fresh off the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, got back in competitive waters. Finke, double Olympic gold medalist, won the 200 backstroke in 1:46.88 and anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay. Smith, an Olympic bronze medalist, won the 100 backstroke in 49.26.

“Today was a good start to the season.” said Gators head coach Anthony Nesty. “This gives us a baseline that we needed to work from. We have a lot of work ahead of us and we will continue to focus on our team objectives daily.

“This meet gave the freshmen their first opportunity to travel and experience competition on the road. On Monday, we will be back to work. Many thanks to our dedicated staff who remain committed and focused on team goals. Thank you also to our Administration who greatly support our program with passion.”

The Gators next meet is Oct. 29 against Georgia at home.

Florida 655.8, Florida Atlantic 572.8

200-yard medley relay: 1. Florida A 1:43.73, 2. Florida B 1:44.51, 3. Florida C 1:48.04.

1,000-yard freestyle: 1. Elise Bauer, UF 9:59.17, 2. Anna Auld, UF 10:06.10, 3. Leah DeGeorge, UF 10:12.25.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Tylor Mathieu, UF 1:49.32, 2. Nikki Miller, UF 1:50.34, 3. Gabriella Hillis, UF 1:52.34.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Celismar Guzman, UF 56.47, 2. Katherine Minnich, UF 56.73, 3. Aris Runnels, UF 57.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Cecilia Porter, UF 1:03.31, 2. Olivia Peoples, UF 1:04.72, 3. Molly Golding, UF 1:06.50.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Mabel Zavaros, UF 2:01.23, 2. Amanda Ray, UF 2:01.58, 3. Nikki Miller, UF 2:03.15.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Talia Bates, UF 23.06, 2. Gabrielle Hillis, UF 23.59, 3. Georgia Bates, UF 23.89.

1-meter diving: 1. Elizabeth Perez, UF 324.15, 2. Maha Amer, UF 297.75, 3. Alicia Mora Herencia, FAU 286.27.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Nikki Miller, UF 51.68, 2. Kasia Sziek, FAU 53.90, 3. Michaela Bernard, FAU 55.07.

200-yard backstroke: 1. Celismar Guzman, UF 2:01.90, 2. Riley Trout, FAU 2:05.77, 3. Kirsty Hobson, FAU 2:08.57.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Tylor Mathieu, UF 2:14.58, 2. Mary Adam, FAU 2:27.28, 3. Lisa Cottage-Ramnick, FAU 2:28.93.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Anna Auld, UF 4:51.39, 2. Maggie Casey, FAU 5:08.31, 3. Kasia Sziek, FAU 5:16.38.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Olivia Peoples, UF 54.91, 2. Grace Molinaro, FAU 56.77, 3. Dolores Margni, FAU 57.85.

3-meter diving: 1. Maha Amer, UF 315.90, 2. Alicia Mora Herencia, FAU 294.60, 3. Elizabeth Perez, UF 287.40.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Mabel Zavaros, UF 2:05.16, 2. Riley Trout, FAU 2:11.64, 3. Grace Molinaro, FAU 2:15.41.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. UF A 3:28.63, 2. FAU A 3:35.46, 3. FAU B 3:41.67.

Florida 685.9, Florida Atlantic 589.9

200-yard medley relay: 1. UF A 1:27.95, 2. UF B 1:30.65, 3. FAU A 1:32.88.

1,000-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Hernandez-Tome, UF 9:15.80, 2. Tyler Watson, UF 9:17.91, 3. Jack Van Deusen, UF 9:20.24.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Trey Freeman, UF 1:36.82, 2. Oskar Lindholm, UF 1:39.04, 3. Adam Cheney, UF 1:40.39.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kieran Smith, UF 49.26, 2. Joaquin Gonzalez Pinero, UF 51.50, 3. Dillon Hills, UF 51.58.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Eric Friese, UF 55.25, 2. Raphael Rached Windmuller, UF 56.50, 3. Mateusz Dubas, UF 56.86.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Jace Crawford, UF 1:48.42, 2. Alfonso Mestre, UF 1:48.53, 3. Rateb Hussein, FAU 1:50.54.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Will Davis, UF 20.22, 2. Macguire McDuff, UF 20.36, 3. Kieran Smith, UF 20.46.

1-meter diving: 1. Leonardo Garcia, UF 351.90, 2. Nicholas Lydon, UF 280.87, 3. Brandon Wegner, UF 257.47.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Eric Friese, UF 43.87, 2. Alec Peckmann, FAU 45.75, 3. Jackson Kirk, FAU 47.24.

200-yard backstroke: 1. Bobby Finke, UF 1:46.88, 2. Max Ahumada Valdovinos, FAU 1:54.63, 3. Taylor Eaton, FAU 1:55.31.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Raphael Rached Windmuller, UF 2:02.11, 2. Nick Shaffer, FAU 2:09.50, 3. Quinn Lacoursiere, FAU 2:12.70.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Brennan Gravley, UF 4:29.97, 2. Timo Paisley, FAU 4:41.23, 3. Logan Thornsberry, FAU 4:47.78.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Rateb Hussein, FAU 48.92, 2. Jace Crawford, UF 49.13, 3. Jake Blair, FAU 52.39.

3-meter diving: 1. Leonardo Garcia, UF 379.80, 2. Nicholas Lydon, UF 341.02, 3. Brandon Wegner, UF 254.70.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Joaquin Gonzalez Pinero, UF 1:50.91, 2. Alec Peckmann, FAU 1:51.43, 3. Nick Shaffer, FAU 1:54.85.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. UF A 2:58.56, 2. FAU A 3:06.53, 3. FAU B 3:11.65.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Florida Gators Announce 2021-22 Schedule; SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding, Miguel Cancel Ready For Season

By Sharon Robb
GAINESVILLE, August 19, 2021—Six home meets highlight the 2021-22 University of Florida men’s and women’s swimming and diving schedule.

Gators head men’s and women’s swimming coach Anthony Nesty is excited about the upcoming season. He is coming off the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where he was Team USA assistant coach and watched his UF swimmers Bobby Finke and Kieran Smith win two gold medals and one bronze.

“The experience for me was a good one because now I’m on the other side,” Nesty said. “Obviously, I was a swimmer at the Olympics. I’ve been to several Olympics as a coach, but being there with your own athletes that you’ve coached throughout college, going to the Olympics and swimming well and getting to represent the United States is a great achievement. I’m very blessed.”

The Gators open the season Oct. 2 in Boca Raton when they swim Florida Atlantic University at 10 a.m.

The Gators’ open their home meet schedule on Oct. 29 against the Georgia Bulldogs.

On Nov. 5, the Gators will swim Florida State in Tallahassee then head to Atlanta on Nov. 18-20 for the Georgia Tech Invitational.

To end 2021, some Gators will head to Greensboro, N.C., on Dec. 1-4 for the US Open. Florida divers will head to the University of Auburn for the Auburn Invitational on Dec. 17-21.

In January, the Gators have four home meets beginning with Texas A&M on Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. On Jan. 22, Florida swims Auburn at 10 a.m., then on the 29th, the Gators will host Tennessee at 10 a.m.

In February, there are two last chance meets with the first at the Auburn Last Chance Invitational on Feb. 4-6, while the second is back at home during the end of February (date and time are TBA).

Both the men’s and women’s teams will head to Knoxville, Tenn., for the SEC Championships on Feb. 15-19.

The divers will start off the month of March competing at the NCAA Diving Zones on March 6-9 in Atlanta, Ga. The women will head to the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships on March 16-19. The men follow on March 23-26, both held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented on the Gators’ roster. Miguel Cancel, a Gulliver Prep alum, will begin his senior season. Kathleen Golding, a Cooper City alum, will start her junior season and younger sister Molly Golding, also a Cooper City alum, will begin her collegiate career as a freshman.

Other South Florida swimmers on the roster are:

Dylan Brisco, senior, Suncoast alum, Wellington.

Jorge Depassier, senior, Cypress Bay alum, Weston.

Anna Auld, freshman, Forest Hill alum, West Palm Beach.

Micayla Cronk, freshman, Flagler Palm Coast, Wellington.

Chade Nersicio, redshirt junior, Trinity Christian, Lake Worth.

The college opened its fall semester with in-person classes, reversing itself within hours of telling students that the term might begin online because of the state’s renewed COVID-19 outbreak.

Oct. 2, at Florida Atlantic
Oct. 29, Georgia
Nov. 5, at Florida State
Nov. 18-20, Georgia Tech Invite
Dec. 1-4, U.S. Open, Greensboro, N.C.
Dec. 17-21, Auburn Diving Invitational
Jan. 8, Texas A&M
Jan. TBA, Diving Invitational at UF
Jan. 22, Auburn
Jan. 29, Tennessee
Feb. 4-6, Auburn Last Chance Invitational
Feb. TBA, Last Chance Meet, Gainesville
Feb. 15-19, SEC Championships, Knoxville, Tenn.
Mar. 6-9, NCAA Diving Zones, Atlanta
Mar. 16-19, NCAA Women’s Championship, Atlanta
Mar 23-26, NCAA Men’s Championship, Atlanta

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO’s Molly Golding Top FGC Girls’ Finisher; Dynamo Leads On Day Three Of USA Swimming Futures Championships

By Sharon Robb
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 30, 2021—Molly Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club was the top girls Florida Gold Coast finisher on Day Three of the USA Swimming Futures Championships Friday at Huntsville Aquatics Center.

The University of Florida-bound swimmer was 16th in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:41.56. She went a best time in prelims in 2:40.25, dropping 0.46 seconds.

Atlanta-based Dynamo Swim Club continues to lead the combined with 804, the men’s with 392 and women’s with 412 and has all but clinched a sweep of the three titles headed into the final day of competition.

An estimated 1,000 swimmers are competing. The Aquatic Center has two Olympic-size pools with 1,400 seats.

The meet concludes Saturday with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.

1. Dynamo 804, 2. TAC Titans 648.5, 3. Club Wolverine 390.5, 4. Bolles 248, 5. Blue Dolfins 210, 6. Chattahoochee Gold 179, 7. Y-Spartaquatics 174, 8. Nashville 160, 9. Lakeside 152, 10. Sarasota Tsunami 117.5.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Dynamo 392, 2. TAC Titans 307, 3. Bolles 242, 4. Club Wolverine 103, 5. Lakeside 89.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Dynamo 412, 2. TAC Titans 341.5, 3. Club Wolverine 287.5, 4. Blue Dolfins 186, 5. Y-Spartaquatics 171.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Hannah Bellard, CW 4:12.61, 2. Charlotte Hook, TAC 4:18.66, 3. Micayle Cronk, BD 4:18.87.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Gretchen Walsh, NAC 59.00, 2. Hannah Bellard, CW 1:00.30, 3. Avery Bargeron, DYN 1:00.43.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Alicia Henry, DYN 2:32.21, 2. Ainsley Jones, DYN 2:32.43, 3. Hanna Schmidt, TS 2:32.44; FGC: 16. Molly Golding 2:41.56, time 0.46 (2:40.25 prelims time).

400-meter freestyle relay: 1. Club Wolverine 3:48.64, 2. TAC Titans 3:50.28, 3. Dynamo 3:50.82.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Nicholas Caruso, GSC 3:54.56, 2. Lance Norris, TAC 3:55.43, 3. Zachary Kohm, Unattached 3:57.15; FGC: 29. Hector Paz 4:09.12, time drop 26.70.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Owen McDonald, DYN 54.55, 2. David Gapinski, LA 54.82, 3. Bradfoed Johnson, HSA 55.01; FGC: 14. Zerek Wilson 56.54, 22. Dylan Smiley 56.61, time drop 0.92.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. William Hack, BSS 2:16.46, 2. Harrison Herrera, BSS 2:17.08, 3. Will Scholtz, LAK 2:18.60; FGC: Giulian Martin, CANE 2:22.39, 21. Jacques Sonnier, BRST 2:24.68, 31. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:25.85.

400-meter freestyle relay: 1. TAC Titans 3:26.42, 2. Dynamo 3:27.39, 3. Bolles 3:28.53.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Molly Golding Top SOFLO Finisher On Day One Of USA Swimming Futures Championships

By Sharon Robb
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 28, 2021—Molly Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club was top finisher on opening day of the USA Swimming Futures Championships.

The University of Florida-bound 18-year-old was fifth in the “D” final and finished 26th overall in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:14.15, just off her entry time of 1:14.01. In prelims she went 1:14.44.

Other SOFLO finishers were:

Javier Colmenares, 15, 50th in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:07.70.

Sophia Grubbs, 16, 54th in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:16.47.

The top Florida Gold Coast finisher was University of Miami’s Aino Otava, 22, of Finland, fourth in the 800-meter freestyle in 8:58.89. Gulliver’s Kyle Korvick, 17, was 18th in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:54.72, a best time with an 0.26 drop.

Atlanta-based Dynamo Swim Club dominated opening day action and leads the combined (193) and women’s (79) team points. Bolles School Sharks leads the men’s team standings with 79 points, just two points ahead of Dynamo.

An estimated 1,000 swimmers are competing. The Aquatic Center has two Olympic-size pools with 1,400 seats.

The meet continues Thursday with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. The four-day meet ends on Saturday.

: 1. Dynamo Swim Club 193, 2. TAC Titans 125.5, 3. Bolles 81, 4. Club Wolverine 75.5, 5. Lakeside 43.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Bolles 79, 2. Dynamo 77, 3. Lakeside 36, 4. TAC Titans 32, 5. Sarasota Tsunami 31.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Dynamo 116, 2. TAC Titans 93.5, 3. Club Wolverine 53.5, 4. Y-Spartaquatics 40, 5. Blue Dolfins 29.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Charlotte Hook, TAC 2:02.54, 2. Keelan Cotter, TAC 2:02.82, 3. Catherine Choate, DYN 2:02.94.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Alicia Henry, DYN 1:09.72, 2. Katie Christopherson, USAC 1:10.29, 3. Jordyn Libler, CW 1:11.28; SOFLO: 26. Molly Golding 1:14.15, fifth in D final.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Charlotte Hook, TAC 2:09.80, 2. Hannah Bellard, CW 2:10.40, 3. Avery Bargeron, DYN 2:14.02.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Hannah Bellard, CW 8:38.84, 2. Summer Cardwell, TBAC 8:55.09, 3. Keelan Cotter, TAC 8:58.64; FGC: 4. Aino Otava 8:58.89, 21. Mariana Cote, MWA 9:20.39.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Owen McDonald, DYN 1:51.56, 2. Zachary Kohm, Unattached 1:52.16, 3. Kenneth Carter, SPAC 1:53.10; FGC: 18. Kyle Korvick, GULL 1:54.72.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Arie Voloschin, DYN 1:02.42, 2. William Heck, BSS 1:02.69, 3. Will Scholtz, LAK 1:02.70; FGC: 30. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 1:06.56, 31. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:06.58, 32. Jacques Sonnier, BRST 1:06.93.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Michael Mullen, BSS 2:00.32, 2. Jackson Mussler, LAK 2:01.68, 3. Spencer Carol, MLA 2:02.62; FGC: 21. Hector Paz, MAC 2:08.16.

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Andrew Christensen, BD 16:12.93, 2. Raymond Prosinski, LA 16:26.35, 3. Keith Williams, TAC 16:27.97.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, May 24, 2021—After eight years at South Florida Aquatic Club, Molly Golding is ready for her next challenge.

“It’s definitely bittersweet,” Golding said. “SOFLO has been such a huge part of my life. I’m going to miss all my friends on the swim team, all the good memories and all those practices. It’s definitely going to be a big change being around a whole new group of people but I’m excited for it.”

Golding, 18, is following in her older sister Kathleen’s footsteps and is headed this fall to University of Florida where she plans to major in environmental engineering. She graduates Cooper City High School on June 9th.

“It’s been a huge help having Kathleen there kind of guiding me on anything I need and getting through the college process which was very stressful,” Golding said. “I’m excited about Florida. I always really liked the school since I was 12 when I went up there for a swim meet.”

Golding is part of a swim family. In addition to Kathleen, there are twins Alex and Sally, who both swim for SOFLO and a year younger than Molly.

“We are definitely competitive,” Golding said. “We are very close in age so that definitely contributes to the competitiveness between us.” During the COVID-19 lockdown, however, they trained together on trail runs and built a mini-gym with weights in their garage. “It was a helpful break,” she said.

There is also mom Andrea, an assistant coach who works with Dippers. Dad Allan is an administrative referee, entry chairman for various meets including senior championships and computer wiz.

“It was definitely inevitable I would swim,” Golding said. “The reason I started swimming was because of Kathleen. My mom put Kathleen in swimming and I basically wanted to do everything Kathleen did.”

When she was younger, Golding participated in dance and gymnastics but stopped when swimming became her passion at age 5.

“I was pretty competitive from a young age,” Golding said. “I was very involved with swimming at a young age so it’s always been a pretty big part of my life. When I moved to SOFLO I was in a new atmosphere where it was very competitive compared to where I was in New Hampshire. I started getting Futures cuts when I was 13 and 14 which was a big change for me.”

Growing up at SOFLO, Golding has made some lasting friendships with swimmers and coaches.

“I will miss all my teammates and friends the most,” Golding said. “And, all those meets that we spent together, those travel trips, those are probably my favorite memories.”

Her biggest SOFLO memory is when she got her Junior National cut at Futures. “All my friends were there and it was a really nice moment,” Golding said. “Junior Nationals was my biggest meet.”

Golding can’t imagine her life without swimming. “If I wasn’t swimming I definitely think I would be playing another sport,” she said. “I don’t think I would be able to go without any sport. But my life without swimming would definitely be a lot different.”

Swimming has carried over into her every day life as well. “It provides me with a schedule which is really helpful especially with school,” she said. “It’s definitely made me more conscientious of my school efforts and managing all my time and homework and things like that.”

Golding was one of 23 graduating seniors honored Sunday during Seniors Night in an intimate setting at Academic Village Pool. “They have been my best friends for years and years,” Golding said.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Anthony Nesty Adds Women’s Head Coach Duties To University Of Florida Resume

By Sharon Robb
GAINESVILLE, April 13, 2021–University of Florida women’s swimming and diving team has a familiar face as its new head coach.

Anthony Nesty, 53, after three successful seasons as the men’s swimming and diving head coach at Florida, Nesty will add women’s head coaching duties, Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin announced Tuesday.

Nesty replaces Jeff Poppell, women’s head coach from 2018-21, who left to coach South Carolina’s men’s and women’s programs.

The men’s program has won the Southeastern Conference championship all three seasons under Nesty and finished third at the 2021 NCAA Championships. With Nesty helping lead the way, the men’s team has won nine consecutive SEC titles.

Nesty will be coaching South Florida Aquatic Club’s Kathleen Golding and soon her sister Molly. SOFLO teammate Mallory Schleicher has also verbally committed to UF.

“I am honored and excited to be entrusted with the women’s swimming and diving program,” Nesty said. “The men’s and women’s teams have worked closely throughout my time at Florida, and I appreciate the opportunity to lead both programs. We will continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards and push ourselves to be excellent in everything we do.”

The women’s team finished second at the SEC Championships and 17th at NCAA Championships in 2021.

Nesty swam at Florida and was a gold medalist in the 100-meter butterfly at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1998 and UF Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

Nesty has been on staff with the Florida swimming and diving program since joining as an assistant coach in 1999. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2006 and stepped in as men’s head coach in 2018 following Gregg Troy, who retired from collegiate coaching.

Florida was a combined program under Troy. Only Texas A&M and Tennessee now have men’s and women’s teams coached by different head coaches in the Southeastern Conference.

“Anthony has proven himself to be an elite head coach with his success, and I know he’ll bring the same passion and abilities to overseeing Florida women’s program as he has the men’s,” Stricklin said in a school news release.

“He has a long and proven track record of bringing out the best in Gator student-athletes and helping them reach their potential athletically, academically and as people. He is the right person to lead our women’s team and push them to achieve at the highest levels.”

Nesty, born in Trinidad & Tobago, remains a legendary national hero in Suriname, a former Dutch colony on the northeast coast of South America. He returned home after the Olympics to receive his nation’s highest honor, the Commander of the Yellow Star. The national indoor 50-meter swimming stadium and national DC-8 airplane were named after him. The Surinam government commemorated him on a stamp and on gold and silver coins.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Palm Beach Dominates Broward In Two-County Dual Meet; Cooper City Top Broward Team; Mallory Schleicher Top SOFLO Finisher

By Sharon Robb
Palm Beach County won bragging rights Tuesday in the Broward-Palm Beach Dual County Swimming and Diving Championships at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Twenty-five girls’ teams including 11 from Palm Beach and 22 boys’ teams with nine from Palm Beach competed in the three-hour timed final meet.

The meet gave public high school swimmers an opportunity to compete for post-season honors after opting out of the state series in the fall because of COVID-19, unlike the private schools.

“It was a little stressful, but it went well,” said host Jupiter coach Kiril Zahariev. “There were events Palm Beach swimmers did well and other events Broward swimmers did better.

“Our Jupiter swimmers did very well. The kids got pumped up. This was kind of like their state meet so they were very excited. They did the best they could and swam well. I prefer states but I am glad we had this meet.”

Jupiter girls and Wellington boys dominated the meet. Jupiter swept the boys and girls team titles.

Cooper City girls were runners-up with 285 points. Cooper City boys were third ith 202. They were the top Broward team finishers.

In the girls’ competition, Faith Mutschler of Palm Beach Central, Paige Maceachern of Boca Raton and Heidi Smithwick of Jupiter were double winners.

Phillip Moldovanu of Wellington, Maximilian Zum Tobel of Boca Raton and Caleb Petranchuk of Jupiter were boys’ double winners.

Several South Florida Aquatic swimmers, coming off this past weekend’s sectionals, competed.

Mallory Schleicher of Cooper City was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.85 and third in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:09.54.

Sally Golding of Cooper City was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.03.

Molly Golding of Cooper City was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.63.

Javier Colmenares of Everglades was third in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:59.60.

Broward vs. Palm Beach
: 1. Jupiter 403, 2. Cooper City 285, 3. Douglas 190, 4. Wellington 146, 5. Forest Hill 139, 6. Fort Lauderdale 128, 7. Pompano Beach 112, 8. Suncoast 98, 9. Palm Beach Central 86, 10. Dreyfoos School of the Arts 78, 11. Monarch 66, 12. Western 60, 13. Coral Springs Charter 59, 14. Dwyer 57, 15. Nova 56, 16. Seminole Ridge 55, 17. Taravella 46, 18. South Broward 45, 19. Boca Raton 40, 20. Palm Beach Gardens 34, 21. Everglades 22, 22. tie, McArthur Spanish River 19, 24. Coral Glades 18, 25. Ely 6.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Jupiter 1:48.20 (Morgan Cogle, Heidi Smithwick, Isabella Kauppi, Kiara Caamano), 2. Cooper City 1:55.74 (Imriel Coughlin, Molly Golding, Sally Golding, Mallory Schleicher), 3. Forest Hill 1:56.79.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Faith Mutschler, PBC 1:53.90, 2. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:54.85, 3. Riley MacVane, DWY 1:56.87.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Paige Maceachern, BR 2:04.81, 2. Sally Golding, CC 2:13.03, 3. Sophia Ruppert, WELL 2:14.71.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 23.25, 2. Kiara Caamano, JUP 24.16, 3. Maya Amersi, JUP 24.72.

1-meter diving: 1. Olivia Seminara, PBG 236.85, 2. Leila Glowka, JUP 230.95, 3. Lily Remillard, PBC 201.70.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 54.30, 2. Megan Murphy, FH 55.59, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 1:05.50: SOFLO: 8. Molly Golding, CC 1:00.31, 12. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 1:05.96.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kiara Caamano, JUP 52.97, 2. Morgan Cogle, JUP 54.33, 3. Kate Kaplan, CC 56.29; SOFLO: 9. JennaMarie Brames 57.10.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Faith Mutschler, PBC 5:00.16, 2. Jessica Smith, WELL 5:09.52, 3. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:09.54; SOFLO: 9. JennaMarie Brames, CC 5:33.40, 10. Sarah Acevedo 5:40.09

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Douglas 1:22.98 (Elizabeth Olsen, Payton Ward, Sophie Etchevers, Anna Rosa), 2. Taravella 1:33.98, 3. Jupiter 1:42.39, 4. Cooper City 1:46.92 (LeeAnn Ranalli, JennaMarie Brames, Ava Kuznik, Kate Kaplan).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Megan Murphy, FH 55.59, 2. Riley MacVane, DWY 1:00.21, 3. LeeAnn Ranalli, CC 1:00.69.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Paige Maceachern, BR 1:03.77, 2. Brianna Hernandez, SB 1:07.76, 3. Molly Golding, CC 1:08.63; SOLFO: 6. Sally Golding, CC 1:10.93

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jupiter 3:31.10 (Heidi Smithwick, Kiara Caamano, Morgan Cogle, Maya Amersi), 2. Cooper City 3:45.59 (Sally Golding, Imriel Coughlin, Molly Golding, Mallory Schleicher), 3. Forest Hill 3:50.60.

1. Jupiter 279.5, 2. Wellington 207, 3. Cooper City 202, 4. Fort Lauderdale 181.5, 5. Pompano Beach 171, 6. Everglades 168, 7. Spanish River 142, 8. Suncoast 123, 9. Coral Glades 106, 10. Taravella 78, 11. South Broward 77, 12. tie, Douglas, Western 59, 14. Plantation 57, 15. Dreyfoos School of the Arts 54, 16. Palm Beach Central 53, 17. Boca Raton 46, 18. Nova 34, 19. Dwyer 30, 20. Deerfield Beach 25. Seminole Ridge 21, 22. Monarch 8.


200-yard medley relay: 1. Jupiter 1:38.15, 2. Everglades 1:39.29 (Juan Colmenares, Javier Colmenares, Alejandro Mateus, Aldo Zepeda), 3. Spanish River 1:41.33, 6. Western 1:44.00 (Yannai Michael, Aiden Kohanyi, Andre Declet-Tirado, Diego Diaz).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Phillip Moldovanu, WELL 1:41.50, 2. Jason Bonasera, CGL 1:48.17, 3. Matthew Gocke, FTL 1:49.35.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Patrick Doyle, CGL 1:54.71, 2. Nicolas Gallego, JUP 1:56.06, 3. Javier Colmenares, EVER 1:59.60; SOFLO: 5. Christopher Hau, CC 2:03.43.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Maximilian Zum Tobel, BR 20.72, 2. Michael CLine, CC 21.65, 3. Varis Monrie, JUP 21.77; SOFLO: 15. Alex Golding 23.75, 16. Robbie Wilson 24.22.

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Flowers, Cooper City 271.05, 2. Thomas Dowling, SUN 236.70, 3. Christian Torres, DWY 215.05.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 50.20, 2. Renato Herran, PLA 51.76, 3. Daniel Lilley, FTL 51.82; SOFLO: 4. Juan Colmenares 52.91, 5. Alejandro Mateus 53.69, 10. Alex Golding, CC 56.63.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Maximilian Zum Tobel, BR 45.28, 2. Varis Monroe, JUP 45.75, 3. Han Lee, WELL 47.87; SOFLO: 15. Robbie Wilson, CC 52.19

500-yard freestyle: 1. Phillip Moldovanu, WELL 4:37.02, 2. Brian Gonzalez, CGL 4:51.58, 3. Andrew Brantmeyer, FTL 4:57.79; SOFLO: 7. Javier Roman 4:58.75, 10. Alejandro Mateus 5:03.98.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Wellington 1:27.52, 2. Pompano Beach 1:31.76, 3. Spanish River 1:32.07, 8. Cooper City 1:39.14 (Alexander Yaremenko, Alec Tamaroff, Tyler Flowers, Christopher Hau).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Patrick Doyle, CG 52.15, 2. Nicolas Gallego, JUP 52.86, 3. Michael Cline, CC 53.74; SOFLO: 4. Juan Colmenares 54.59, 8. Aldo Zepeda, EVER 55.78.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 58.56, 2. Aiden Kohanyi, WES 59.70, 3. Jacques Sonnier, SR 59.91; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 1:00.66, 5. Javier Roman, CC 1:02.22, 6. Christopher Hau, CC 1:02.87, 8. Manuel Melendez, EVER 1:02.94.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Wellington 3:10.92, 2. Jupiter 3:11.11, 3. Cooper City 3:17.59 (Robbie Wilson, Javier Roman, Alex Golding, Michael Cline), 4. Everglades 3:19.97 (Javier Colmenares, Aldo Zepeda, Manuel Melendez, Juan Colmenares).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Olivia Dinehart Leads SOFLO At Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier

By Sharon Robb

February 12, 2020–Olivia Dinehart was the top finisher for South Florida Aquatic Club at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Dinehart, 15, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:16.26 and 200-meter breaststroke in 2:41.51. She was also third in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:19.84.

Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson was second in the 50-meter butterfly in 28.72 behind Lake Lytal Lightning’s Anna Herbst in 28.65 and second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:43.06 behind Dinehart.

Juan Mora was SOFLO boys top finisher, fourth in the 50-meter butterfly in 26.60.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Mallory Schleicher was third in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:33.62.

Molly Golding was third in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:19.15.

SOFLO had 42 swimmers (22 girls and 20 boys) compete in 196 individual events and one relay event in timed finals.

In addition to SOFLO, the field featured a mix of international swimmers and Florida Gold Coast teams including Azura, Pine Crest, East Coast Aquatic, SwimFast, North Palm Beach, Metro Aquatics, Flood Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team, Eagle Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, TS Aquatics and Italy.


200-meter mixed medley relay:
1. Italy 1:53.95, 6. SOFLO A 2:01.95, 7. SOFLO B 2:02.39, 8. SOFLO D 2:03.33, 10. SOFLO C 2:10.59.

200-meter freestyle:
1. Simona Quadarella, Italy 2:03.85; SOFLO: 14. Mallory Schleicher 2:14.40, 18. Olivia Dinehart 2:16.31.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Laura Sofia Melo, Azura 5:09.93; SOFLO: 3. Olivia Dinehart 5:19.84, 4. Molly Golding 5:23.15, 5. Sally Golding 5:25.81, 8. Sarah Acevedo 5:37.30, 9. Sophia Grubbs 5:39.36, 10. Sabrina Osorio 5:54.78.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Maddy Smutny, SOFLO 2:27.27; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 2:33.62, 6. Sarah Acevedo 2:36.94.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Allyson Ponson, Azura 25.94 (OT); SOFLO: 6. Gaby Banks 27.72.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Celina Marquez, Azura 2:22.47; SOFLO: 6. Elena Dinehart 2:32.27, 13. Mariann Catalasan 2:40.16, 15. Jena Legaspi 2:41.88, 18. JennaMarie Brames 2:44.72, 19. Sofia Osorio 2:46.50.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:16.26; SOFLO: 3. Molly Golding 1:19.15, 4. Sophia Grubbs 1:19.43, 16. Sabrina Osorio 1:26.27, 18. Mariann Catalasan 1:27.27.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Anna Herbst, Lake Lytal Lightning 28.65; SOFLO: 2. Alia Atkinson 28.72, 6. Gaby Banks 30.51, 12. Molly Golding 31.48, best time, 15. Manuela Gonzalez 31.73.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 29.90; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 33.44, time drop, 21. Mariann Catalasan 36.34.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 17:59.75.


200-meter freestyle:
1. Gabriele Detti, Italy 1:50.71.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Marco de Tullio, Italy 4:33.85; SOFLO: 7. Rafael Rodriguez 4:53.69, 9. Leonardo Mateus 5:03.66, 11. Sebastian Larres 5:05.69, 12. John Paul Handal 5:08.23, 15. Javier Colmenares 5:30.77.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 2:03.77; SOFLO: 12. Alejandro Mateus 2:22.53, 13. Miguel Sierra 2:25.18.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Steven Aimable, Azura 24.05; SOFLO: 12. Michael Arias 25.75, 18. Robert Wilson 26.37.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 2:05.90; SOFLO: 13. Sebastian Lares 2:26.93, 15. Alejandro Mateus 2:26.99, 16. Yannai Michael 2:29.10, 21. Marcos Vazquez 2:40.53.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Raphael Windmuller, Azura 1:05.64; SOFLO: 7. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:10.09, 9. Juan Mora 1:11.11, 10. Manuel Melendez 1:13.38, time drop, 12. Rafael Rodriguez 1:14.45, 15. John Paul Handal 1:16.57, 16. Michael Arias 1:16.87, 21. Alex Golding 1:19.16, 22. Javier Colmenares 1:19.52, 24. Leonardo Mateus 1:19.90.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Abbas Qali, Azura 25.59; SOFLO: 4. Juan Mora 26.60, 9. Rafael Rodriguez 27.36.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Lance Lesage, Pine Crest 27.73; SOFLO: 6. Juan Colmenares 30.12, 12. Manuel Melendez 31.90, 20. Marcos Vazquez 33.25, 22. Alex Golding 33.38.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italy 15:04.13.


Mixed 200-meter freestyle relay:
1. Italy 1:40.89, 5. SOFLO A 1:49.24, 6. SOFLO D 1:51.69, 8. SOFLO B 1:52.05, 9. SOFLO C 1:53.59.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:22.18, 6. Olivia Dinehart 2:29.16, 9. Molly Golding 2:33.69, 13. Sally Golding 2:36.50.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Erika Pelaez, EA 56.03; SOFLO: 10. Gaby Banks 1:01.38, 13. Mallory Schleicher 1:02.09.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Anna Herbst, Lake Lytal 1:03.94; SOFLO: 11. Maddie Smutny 1:09.28, 14. Olivia Dinehart 1:10.10 and Paige Lane 1:10.10, 17. Gaby Banks 1:10.46.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Simona Quadrella, Italy 4:11.59; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 4:31.39, 7. Maddie Smutny 4:41.24, 10. Elena Dinehart 4:46.29, 12. Sara Quintero 4:53.72, 14. Michelle Marinheiro 5:00.34.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:41.51; SOFLO: 2. Alia Atkinson 2:43.06, 5. Molly Golding 2:52.21, 10. Sabrina Osorio 2:59.87, 11. Sophia Grubbs 3:00.94, 12. Mariann Catalasan 3:04.50.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:02.65; SOFLO: 7. Elena Dinehart 1:09.98.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Lucy Miller, SAS 35.45.


200-meter individual medley:
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 2:10.14; SOFLO: 14. Juan Colmenares 2:23.85 and John Paul Handal 2:23.85, 17. Alejandro Mateus 2:24.21, 18. Sebastian Lares 2:24.89, 20. Alex Golding 2:28.37, 25. Javier Colmenares 2:33.05.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Mattia Zuin, Italy 51.71; SOFLO: 7. Juan Mora 56.08, 8. Michael Arias 56.18, 11. Robert Wilson 56.36, 17. Rafael Rodriguez 56.87.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Abbas Qali, Azura 56.17; SOFLO: 9. Miguel Sierra 1:00.14, 14. Juan Colmenares 1:03.55, 17. Michael Arias 1:04.11, 18. Sebastian Lares 1:04.46, 20. Alejandro Mateus 1:04.60, 24. Yannai Michael 1:06.96.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Gabriele Detti, Italy 3:52.71; SOFLO: 14. John Paul Handal 4:22.99, 15. Rafael Rodriguez 4:25.15, 19. Miguel Sierra 4:30.69, 20. Leonardo Mateus 4:32.65, 22. Alex Golding 4:36.44, 23. Robert Wilson 4:36.49.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Raphael Windmuller, Azura 2:22.42; SOFLO: 6. Juan Mora 2:36.58, 8. Manuel Melendez 2:46.32, 12. Javier Colmenares 2:52.25, 13. John Paul Handal 2:54.71.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 58.32; SOFLO: 5. Miguel Sierra 1:05.79, 12. Alejandro Mateus 1:07.76.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Raphael Windmuller, Azura 29.46.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com