SOFLO’s Noah Mejias Sizzles At Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, October 12, 2019—Noah Mejias took center stage for South Florida Aquatic Club at the Friday Night 8&Under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center Aquatic Complex.

Mejias, 8, among several young, talented up-and-coming SOFLO swimmers, won two events with two best times, and finished second and fourth in two other events. He was also a member of SOFLO’s fourth-place 100-yard freestyle relay.

Mejias won the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 16.65, dropping 0.33 and 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.74, dropping 0.58.

Mejias was also second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 21.94 and fourth in the 25-yard freestyle in 16.81.

SOFLO’s top girls finisher was Hayeon Song, 7, with one seventh, two eight and one 12th place. She was also a member of the girls runner-up 100-yard freestyle relay.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered were: Matteo Castelli, 8; Gabriela Ekht, 7; Luis Enrique Escobar, 7; David Enrique Gonzalez, 8; Christie Ann Debra-Joy Lumsden, 7; Toma Petkov, 7; Hailey Roman, 8; and Zachary Snigur, 7. SOFLO competed in 48 individual events and two relays.

GIRLS RESULTS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Veronica Landron, SUN 24.05; 7-8, 1. Athena Rilo TSA 17.98; SOFLO TOP 10: 7. Hayeon Song 22.27, time drop.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Veronica Landron, SUN 25.42; 7-8, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 19.08; SOFLO: 8. Hayeon Song 23.45.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Veronica Landron, SUN 28.84; 7-8, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 21.46; SOFLO: 7. Christie Ann Lumsden 25.70, 8. Hayeon Song 26.62.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Veronica Landron, SUN 20.66; 7-8, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 16.84; SOFLO: 6. Hailey Roman 17.98.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. TS Aquatics 1:13.16, 2. SOFLO A 1:16.29, 3. Midtown Weston Aquatics 1:31.81.

BOYS RESULTS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CCPR 20.61; 7-8, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 16.65, time drop; SOFLO TOP 10: 8. Matthew Ortiz 21.03.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CCPR 24.26; 7-8, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 19.74, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Leonardo Zuluaga, MWA 28.31; 7-8, 1. Jayden Park, MWA 21.55; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 21.94; SOFLO: 9. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 25.56.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CCPR 17.44; 7-8, 1. Leonardo Gawrijuk, BMSC 15.62; SOFLO: 4. Noah Mejias 16.81.

100-yard freestyle relay:
1. Midtown Weston Aquatics A 1:08.02, 2. Azura 1:11.05, 3. Midtown Weston Aquatics B 1:15.91, 4. SOFLO A 1:17.80.

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

Royalty, Mejias Lead SOFLO Sharks At Friday Night Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, September 21, 2019–South Florida Aquatic Club Sharks turned in some nice racing at the Friday Night 8&Under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center.

Noah Mejias won two events, both with time drops, and finished second in two others.

Mejias, 8, won the 25-yard butterfly in 16.98, with a time drop of 0.54 and 25-yard freestyle in 16.19, dropping 1.41 seconds.

Mejias was second in the 25-yard backstroke in 20.69 and 25-yard breaststroke in 21.57. He was also a member of the winning 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

Daniel Chaussky, 8, was the only other SOFLO boys swimmer among top three finishers, placing third in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 17.19, dropping 0.74. He was also a member of the winning relay.

Cherill Royalty, 8, led the SOFLO girls. She won the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 18.11, dropping 0.08. She was third in the 25-yard freestyle in 17.14. She was also a member of the girls’ winning relay.

Gianna Martin, 8, was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 21.28 and 25-yard freestyle in 16.74.

Twelve teams, including host Sunrise Swimming, were in the field.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Paloma Altieri, HAT 23.11; 7-8, 1. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 18.11, time drop; OTHER SOFLO TOP 10 FINISHERS: 5. Gianna Martin 19.65.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Paloma Altieri, HAT 25.58; 7-8, 1. Athena Rilo, Unattached 19.91; SOFLO: 4. Gianna Martin 21.22, 7. Cherill Royalty 22.29, 9. Hayeon Song 22.62.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Audrey Teas, PCS 29.65; 7-8, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 21.17; SOFLO: 2. Gianna Martin 21.28, 4. Cherill Royalty 23.67, time drop, 7. Christie Ann Lumsden 25.35, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Paloma Altieri, HAT 21.19; 7-8, 1. Athena Rilo, Unattached 16.38; SOFLO: 2. Gianna Martin 16.74, 3. Cherill Royalty 17.14.

100-yard freestyle relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:12.70, 2. Coral Springs A 1:21.08, 3. Coral Springs B 1:43.27.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Ryan Johnson, SUN 20.51; 7-8, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 16.98, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Eric Ferrer 19.30, time drop, 6. Matthew Ortiz 19.68, time drop, 7. Daniel Chaussky 20.72, time drop.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CC 21.88; 7-8, 1. Luca Pichardo, CC 20.34; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 20.69, 4. Eric Ferrer 21.61, time drop, 5. Daniel Chaussky 22.15.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Ryan Johnson, SUN 30.13; 7-8, 1. Andrew Polazzi, PCS 18.94; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 21.57, time drop, 5. Eric Ferrer 24.86, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CC 17.12; 7-8, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 16.19, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Daniel Chaussky 17.19, time drop, 5. Eric Ferrer 17.66, time drop, 11. Matthew Ortiz 18.99, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:09.09, 2. Azura 1:21.62, 3. Coral Springs 1:31.88, 6. SOFLO B 1:26.03.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day One Of Broward County B/C Championships; Cherill Royalty, Ryan Harries Double Winners


By Sharon Robb

WESTON, July 6, 2019—The future looks bright for South Florida Aquatic Club’s up-and-coming swimmers.

The Sharks dominated opening day of the Broward County B/C Championships Saturday at YMCA Weston Family Center. Most of SOFLO swimmers had at least one time drop and several finished among the top three.

Among SOFLO’s six champions were:

Isabella Perry, 10, 100-yard backstroke, 1:22.06, time drop.

Jordan Evans, 8, 50-yard breaststroke, 48.01.

Cherill Royalty, 8, 50-yard freestyle, 35.14, time drop; 200-yard freestyle, 3:00.26.

Ryan Harries, 10, 100-yard backstroke, 1:23.80, time drop; 200-yard freestyle, 2:40.37, time drop.

Alexander Blandon, 17, 50-yard freestyle, 25.68.

Noah Mejias, 8, 50-yard butterfly, 41.71, time drop.

The two-day Florida Gold Coast short course yards ends Sunday. The timed finals begin 9 a.m. The meet is hosted by the YMCA of South Florida Barracudas swim team. B/C Championship meets are also being held in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade.

Among other FGC teams competing are Azura Florida Aquatics, Sunrise Swimming, Pine Crest Swimming, Heritage Aquatics, Pompano Beach Piranhas, SwimFast, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs Swim Club, TSA Aquatics and Plantation Swim Team.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

50-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Sofia Rodriguez, Azura 39.68; SOFLO TOP 10: 2. Cherill Royalty 44.16, time drop, 3. Jordan Evans 44.48, time drop, 10. Danielle Brancati, 51.34.

100-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Isabella Perry, SOFLO 1:22.06, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Francesca Perry 1:28.04, time drop; 11-12, 1. Deniz Sirma, Azura 1:15.00; SOFLO: 4. Genesis Escobar 1:17.92, time drop, 7. Roshini Shivakumar 1:22.37, time drop; 13-14, 1. Abigail Juskiewicz, Plantation Swim Team 1:12.06; 15-and-over, 1. Sarah Colado, TSA 1:11.71.

50-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 48.01; 9-10, 1. Arisa Porter, HAT 44.98; SOFLO: 2. tie, Francesca Perry 46.15, time drop and Mikhel Martin 46.15, time drop, 9. Gabriela Marin 48.34; 11-12, 1. Natalia Ladha, SF 38.83; SOFLO: 2. Calista Harries 40.38, time drop, 4. Genesis Escobar 42.09, time drop; 13-14, 1. Makaila Blanchard, SF 38.73; 15-and-over, 1. Sarah Colado, TSA 38.51.

50-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 35.14, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Jordan Evans 39.85; 9-10, 1. Stella McCranie, Azura 34.15; SOFLO: 3. Francesca Perry 34.44, time drop, 4. Shelby Evans 34.63, time drop; 11-12, 1. Allyson Lake, CSSC 31.11; SOFLO: 11. Calista Harries 34.45, time drop; 13-14, 1. Arina Muravyeva, HAT 30.15; 15-and-over, 1. Maria Burgos, Azura 30.43.

50-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Sofia Rodriguez, Azura 40.74; SOFLO: 2. Cherill Royalty 45.80.

100-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Arisa Porter, HAT 1:23.49; SOFLO: 2. Isabella Perry 1:28.36, 9. Gabriela Marin 1:49.07; 11-12, 1. Natalia Ladha, SF 1:09.64; SOFLO: 4. Genesis Escobar 1:25.29, time drop, 6. Roshini Shivakumar 1:35.25; 13-14, 1. Camryn Britto, SF 1:15.58; 15-and-over, 1. Emily Brennan, YSF 1:14.21.

200-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 3:00.26; 9-10, 1. Michaela Mann, Unattached 2:42.29; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 2:46.77, 7. Gabriela Marin 3:06.78, time drop; 11-12, 1. Deniz Sirma, Azura 2:23.64; SOFLO: 4. Roshini Shivakumar 2:36.63, 9. Calista Harries 2:43.16, time drop; 13-14, 1. Maya Oren, Azura 2:16.67; 15-and-over, 1. Sarah Colado, TSA 2:20.55.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. John Mann, Unattached 43.87; SOFLO: 7. Julian Sibug 50.35, time drop, 8. Vishnu Shivakamur 52.48.

100-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:23.80, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Emiliano Cavani 1:29.65, time drop, 7. Dylan McVeigh 1:36.54, time drop, 9. Preston Christensen 1:39.61; 11-12, 1. Frank Farinas, PB 1:15.61; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 1:19.66, time drop, 5. Matthew Jimenez 1:20.50, 10. Sakina Coradin 1:27.13; 13-14, 1. Egor Frantsevskiy, Unattached 1:08.22; ; SOFLO: 10. Bruno Martins 1:25.84, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Samuel Jackson YSF 1:02.46; SOFLO: 2. Alexander Blandon 1:03.53.

50-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Marcos Machado, PB 45.77; SOFLO: 4. Noah Mejias 50.94, 6. Eric Ferrer 55.47, time drop, 7. Daniel Chaussky 56.81, 8. Julian Sibug 56.85, time drop, 10. Vishnu Shivakumar 57.82; 9-10, 1. Brandon Lozano, Azura 44.95; SOFLO: 2. Aryav Thakur 45.76, time drop, 3. Emiliano Cavani 46.83, time drop, 5. Dylan McVeigh 48.06, time drop, 11. Preston Christensen 52.42, time drop; 11-12, 1. Frank Farinas, PB 38.15; SOFLO: 4. Matt McVeigh 41.36, 8. Aditya Kapadia 43.03, 11. Mason Jimenez 43.47; 13-14, 1. Juan Sarmiento, PST 36.45; 15-and-over, 1. Samuel Jackson, YSF 30.85; SOFLO: 2. Alexander Blandon 32.11, 4. Ventura Torres 35.97.

50-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Marcus Machado, PB 35.18; SOFLO: 9. Daniel Chaussky 41.09, 10. Eric Ferrer 41.56; 9-10, 1. Francesca Corrales, SFTL 34.57; SOFLO: 9. Aryav Thakur 35.96, 10. Dylan McVeigh 37.72; 11-12, 1. Lorenzo Herek, CSSC 28.86; SOFLO: 10. Matt McVeigh 32.12, time drop; 13-14, 1. Egor Frantsevskiy, Unattached 26.36; SOFLO: 12. Bruno Martins 31.57, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Alexander Blandon, SOFLO 25.68; SOFLO: 4. Ventura Torres 27.09, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 41.71, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Matthew Ortiz 46.14, 7. Eric Ferrer 51.82, 10. Julian Sibug 56.04, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Christian King, PC 1:24.71; SOFLO: 4. Emiliano Cavani 1:43.67; 11-12, 1. Kaideng Zhao, SUN 1:06.23; 13-14, 1. Nick Nimroozi, SFTL 1:05.29; SOFLO: 6. Bruno Martins 1:29.40; 15-and-over, 1. Christian Arbelo, SF 1:06.95.

200-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Marcus Machado, PB 2:38.99; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 3:05.88; 9-10, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 2:40.37, time drop, 6. Aryav Thakur 2:57.66, 7. Emiliano Cavani 3:01.77; 11-12, 1. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SUN 2:22.83; SOFLO: 5. Mason Jimenez 2:27.19, 6. Matthew Jimenez 2:33.75, time drop; 13-14, 1. Egor Frantsevsky, Unattached 2:09.79; SOFLO: 10. Bruno Martins 2:32.59; 15-and-over, 1. Samuel Jackson. YSF 2:02.08; SOFLO: 4. Alexander Blandon 2:08.59, 5. Ventura Torres 2:11.37.

IF YOU GO

What: Broward County B/C Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m., timed finals

Where: YMCA Weston Family Center, Regional Park, Weston

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet, they are available free of charge on the club’s website, http://www.ysfbarracudas.com or Meet Mobile. First-third will earn medals and fourth-eighth will receive ribbons. For more information call meet director John Spire, 954-557-8177.