Olympic Swimmers Caeleb Dressel, Lydia Jacoby Bobbleheads Unveiled


By Sharon Robb
MILWAUKEE, Wisc., February 25, 2022–The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled its limited-edition bobbleheads featuring swimmers Caeleb Dressel and Lydia Jacoby.

Dressel, a Clay High School, Bolles and University of Florida alum, is a seven-time Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder in three events.

Jacoby won a gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke as a 17-year-old at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The first bobbleheads of Dressel and Jacoby are being produced by the Museum.

The smiling and wide-eyed Dressel bobblehead, with water up to his waist, is raising his index fingers on both hands over his head, signaling No. 1 after a gold-medal performance in the 100-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics. The base, which bears his name, is transparent.

Wearing a white USA warmup jacket and pants, the smiling Jacoby bobblehead has a gold medal around her neck. With her arms extended over her head, she is holding flowers in her right hand as she celebrates her victory in the 100-meter breaststroke in Tokyo. She is standing on a patriotic base bearing her name in metallic gold.

Each bobblehead is individually numbered to 2,020 and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. The bobbleheads, which are expected to ship in July, are $30 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order.

Dressel left the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the world’s most dominant swimmer. The 25-year-old Florida native won gold medals in the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. He was also a member of the 400 freestyle and 400 medley gold-medal relays to become only the fifth American swimmer to win five gold medals in a single Olympic Games since 1970, joining Phelps, Mark Spitz, Eric Heiden, and Matt Biondi. He also became the first swimmer in the history of swimming at the modern Olympic Games to win gold medals in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the same Olympics. That pushed his total to seven golds after winning his first two in Rio de Janeiro in the 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays.

A member of the Cali Condors in the International Swimming League, Dressel holds world records in the 100 butterfly (long course and short course), 50 freestyle (short course) and 100 individual medley (short course). Dressel won 10 NCAA titles at Florida (2015-18).

Also known for his tattoos, Dressel’s bobbleheads will include the face of an alligator on his left forearm, an eagle with the flag of America on his left shoulder, a bear on his upper left arm, and the American flag on his left forearm.

A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Jacoby became the first swimmer from Alaska to qualify for an Olympic Games when she qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in the 100-meter breaststroke. The 17-year-old was one of 11 teenage female swimmers to make the team.

After ranking third overall after the semifinals with a time of 1:05.72, Jacoby had a winning time of 1:04.95 in the final to garner Team USA’s first gold medal. It was the first medal won by an Alaskan-born swimmer at an Olympic Games. Her time also set a new National Age Group record for American girls in the 17-18-year-old age group. On the final day of competition, Jacoby won a silver medal as part of the 400-meter medley relay.

After the Olympics, Jacoby competed in the 2021 FINA Swimming World Cup and was the overall highest scoring female American competitor in the international competition. She won silver medals in the 50-meter breaststroke in Berlin and Budapest and in the 100-meter breaststroke in Budapest. She also won a bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke in Berlin. A graduate of Seward High School in Seward, Alaska, Jacoby committed to University of Texas starting in the fall of 2022.

“I am excited to partner with the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in the hopes of bringing fans and fellow swimmers a smile,” Jacoby said.

Said National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar, “We are excited to release these bobbleheads of Caeleb Dressel and Lydia Jacoby who have both shined on the world’s biggest staged and inspired so many across the globe. We think these fans will love these new bobbleheads featured two swimming superstars.”

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 170 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It opened to the public on February 1, 2019. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for retail sale as well as organizations, individuals, and teams across the country.

For more information call 1-800-414-1482 or email info@bobbleheadhall.com. The bobbleheads are only available in its online store.

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

Meet The Olympians A Success, Motivates Swimmers At Area 3 Championships

Meet The Olympians A Success, Motivates Swimmers At Area 3 Championships


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

March 1, 2013

Rubbing elbows with Olympians is always a motivating way to start the morning at a swim meet.

Surrounded by red, white and silver balloons, U.S. Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue signed autographs and showed off her gold medal along with three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson of SOFLO before and during Saturday morning’s Area 3 Developmental Championship prelims at Academic Village Pool.

The Florida Gold Coast meet is serving as a last chance meet for swimmers to make qualifying times for next weekend’s FGC 14-and-Under Junior Olympics at Coral Springs.

Among a record field of 624 swimmers and 22 teams on the opening day of the two-day meet, SOFLO swimmers turned in some outstanding times and swims despite the cold weather and windy conditions.

SOFLO’s Lilli Calero was a double winner among the girls field. Calero, 14, won the 50-yard butterfly, 31.01, best time dropping from 31.85 and 200-yard freestyle, 2:07.63.

Among other SOFLO individual winners were:

Kellie Wilcox, 12, 100-yard backstroke in 1:13.70, best time bettering her previous best of 1:15.27.

Derek Tom, 11, 100-yard backstroke, 1:16.19, best time, dropping from 1:17.31.

Ricardo Roche, 13, 100-yard backstroke 1:03.60, best time, dropping from 1:04.95.

Jennifer Rodriguez, 12, 50-yard butterfly, 32.33, best time dropping from 32.91.

Matthew Menocal, 13, 200-yard freestyle, 2:03.22, best time, dropping from 2:06.18.

Jamaican Olympic track cyclist David Weller was also at the meet posing for pictures with several athletes including Atkinson. Weller is the only Jamaican Olympian to win an Olympic medal outside of track and field athletes for Jamaica in more than 30 years.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Ysabella Farias, ASC 1:22.72; COMETS: 6. Jena Legaspi 1:27.08, 13. Erika Pelaez 1:33.67, 26. Sofia Osorio 1:57.58, 27. Sabrina Osorio 1:58.31, SOFLO: 3. Trinity Hoyos 1:24.10, 7. Kayla Cunningham 1:30.76, 9. Rebekah Ling 1:32.55, 10. Morgan Cavanagh 1:33.34, 14. Salma Hegazy 1:34.11, 15. Samantha Cortez 1:37.53, 16. Kylie McIntosh 1:37.85, 17. Sophia Bedoya 1:38.54, 18. Daniela Barreto 1:38.57, 21. Adrianna Rigau 1:41.93; 11-12, 1. Kellie Wilcox, SOFLO 1:13.70; SOFLO: 4. Isabel Shashaty 1:17.38, 5. Elise Larin 1:17.74, 13. Mikaela De Gracia 1:22.73, 17. Patricia Alvarez 1:31.99, 19. Ivanna Fregoso 1:33.61, 21. Lauren Siegman 1:44.29; 13-14, 1. Cara Mullery, GRSC 1:06.20; SOFLO: 4. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:07.97, 9. Abolade Oyetunji 1:13.15, 12. Natasha Testa 1:14.52, 14. Cristina Villegas 1:14.84, 15. Zariya Harris 1:16.51.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Lily Cope, FFSC 37.99; SOFLO: 2. Katrina Del Vecchio 38.05, 3. Sara Quintero 38.95, 17. Celenia Lumelski 45.50, 25. Valerie Vank 50.17, 32. Kylie McIntosh 53.69; 11-12, 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 32.33; SOFLO: 5. Annita Huang 33.10, 6. Camila Alvarez 33.32, 8. Elise Larin 33.95, 9. Isabel Shashaty 34.24, 39. Lauren Siegman 48.21; 13-14, 1. Lilli Calero, SOFLO 31.01; SOFLO: 14. Sofia Arriaga 32.68.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under: 1. Camila Nunez, FLA 1:30.68; SOFLO: 2. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:34.46, 3. Valentina Carrion 1:35.97, 6. Sara Quintero 1:40.30, 12. Samantha Cortez 1:47.25, 13. Sophia Bedoya 1:47.36, 14. Celenia Lumelski 1:48.01; COMETS: 16. Sabrina Osorio 1:56.58, 21. Sofia Osorio 2:18.71; 11-12, 1. Francesca Carbone, BISC 1:23.36; SOFLO; 2. Alexandra Crespo 1:24.17, 4. Camila Alvarez 1:24.90, 14. Mikaela De Gracia 1:31.25, 25. Amy-Nicole Toro 1:50.76, 27. Patricia Alvarez 1:55.93; 13-14, 1. Hannah Cordes, Miami Swimming 1:15.83; SOFLO: 4. Natasha Testa 1:20.55.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Naomi Vera, Rockway 32.65; SOFLO: 2. Trinity Hoyos 33.03, 3. Katrina Del Vecchio 33.17, 5. Valentina Carrion 34.65, 19. Celenia Lumelski 36.71, 26. Sophis Bedoya 37.38, 27. Kayla Cunningham 37.43, 30. Salma Hegazy 38.43, 32. Daniela Barreto 38.64, 35. Chloe Gonzalez 39.04, 36. Rebekah Ling 39.65, 39. Morgan Cavanagh 40.33, 45. Samantha Cortez 40.97, 47. Adrianna Rigau 41.15, 52. Kylie McIntosh 42.18, 70. Valerie Vank 46.46; COMETS: 14. Erika Pelaez 36.42, 16. Jena Legaspi 36.57, 71. Sabrina Osorio 47.84, 73. Sofia Osorio 48.64; 11-12, 1. Leylani Proenza, Unattached 29.24; SOFLO: 3. Camila Alvarez 30.44, 5. Kellie Wilcox 31.44, 16. Alexandra Crespo 32.09, 46. Patricia Alvarez 35.93, 47. Ivanna Fregoso 37.18, 50. Lauren Siegman 39.23, 56. Amy-Nicole Toro 42.08; 13-14, 1. Patricia Rangel, Miami Dade 27.36; SOFLO: 8. Lilli Calero 28.46, 12. Cristina Villegas 28.38, 15. Abolade Oyetunji 28.51, 17. Stephanie Mlujeak 28.60, 27. Zariya Harris 29.46, 34. Sofia Arriaga 30.93.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Lilly Cope, FFSC 2:41.63; COMETS: 6. Jena Legaspi 2:53.19; SOFLO: 1. Trinity Hoyos 2:35.62, 7. Kayla Cunningham 2:54.91, 9. Morgan Cavanagh 2:59.92, 12. Salma Hegazy 3:02.17, 14. Daniela Barreto 3:10.25, 15. Rebekah Ling 3:14.02; 11-12, 1. Sabrina Quijada, Hialeah Storm 2:17.81; SOFLO: 3. Kellie Wilcox 2:26.46, 14. Ivanna Fregoso 3:01.04; 13-14, 1. Lilli Calero, SOFLO 2:07.65; SOFLO: 7. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:12.05, 8. Abolade Oyetunji 2:12.85, 12. Natasha Testa 2:14.75, 14. Cristina Villegas 2:17.66, 16. Sofia Arriaga 2:22.33, 17. Zariya Harris 2:23.16.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Naomi Vera, Rockway 1:21.68; SOFLO: 2. Sara Quintero 1:23.45, 11. Valentina Carrion 1:26.44, 37. Adrianna Rigau 1:47.34; COMETS: 25. Erika Pelaez 1:35.93; 11-12, 1. Eva Sher, MCDA 1:14.44; SOFLO: 5. Isabel Shashaty 1:16.94, 7. Alexandra Crespo 1:17.45, 30, Mikaela De Gracia 1:24.49.

BOYS

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Pedro Beron-Vera, Miami Swimming 1:21.66; SOFLO: 7. Akira Huang 1:29.60, 8. Tanner Gibson 1:30.10, 19. Thomas Bogota 1:41.70, 24. Diego Ochoa 1:50.93, 28. Erick Quintero 2:01.05; COMETS: 10. Zackary Harris 1:30.76, 18. Alejandro Mateus 1:41.64, 22. Noah Hew 1:47.34; 11-12, 1. Derek Tom, SOFLO 1:16.19; SOFLO: 2. Gabriel Saavedra 1:19.23, 8. Sebastian Sevilla 1:29.13; 13-14, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:03.60; SOFLO: 1. Kevin Porto 1:02.21, 6. CJ Kopeci 1:06.12, 8. Matthew Menocal 1:09.39, 18. Marco Crespo 1:19.86.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Anthony Martinez, Blue Marlins 37.86; SOFLO: 34. Thomas Bogota 50.08, 40. Ryan Alfonso 52.94, 45. Mark Andre De Gracia 55.54, COMETS: 31. Aldo Zepeda 49.13, 54. Pablo Navarro 1:06.68; 11-12, 1. Tomas Farias, ASC 31.60; SOFLO: 33. Sebastian Sierra 47.77, 37. Gabriel Garcia 52.69; 13-14, 1. Andres Solares, Metro Aquatics 28.17; SOFLO: 1. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 28.09, 10. Kevin Porto 29.50, 6. Mathew Delvalle 30.00, 8. Ricardo Roche 30.86, 20. Adrian Marrero 34.35, 28. Marco Crespo 39.48.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Fabrice Touya, FFSC 1:29.70; COMETS: 14. Jake Cavanagh 1:58.12, 17. Kane Dong 2:04.27, 21. Noah Hew 2:09.01, 24. Fernando Barreto 2;13.14, 25. Miguel Crespo 2:16.16; SOFLO: 16. Diego Ochoa 2:02.72, 18. Thomas Bogota 2:06.48, 20. Erick Quintero 2:08.64; 11-12, 1. Jonathan Rodriguez, Unattached 1:21.72; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 1:25.22, 16. Ethan Hew 1:36.62, 18. Sebastian Simko 1:41.67; 13-14, 1. Ricardo Paredes 1:10.83; SOFLO: 1. CJ Kopecki 1:11.08, 4. Tyler Gibson 1:12.16, 5. Brendan Cassie 1:16.25, 9. Juan Medina 1:20.53, 17. Ricardo Roche 1:24.13, 20. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 1:34.18.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Pedro Beron-Vera, Miami Swimming 32.86; COMETS: 9. Zackary Harris 36.32, 30. Aldo Zepeda 37.99, 49. Jake Cavanagh 42.50, 50. Alejandro Mateus 42.55, 63. Fernando Barreto 45.57, 69. Kane Dong 47.29, 77. Pablo Navarro 48.61, 78. Noah Hew 48.69, 79. Miguel Crespo 49.51, 85. Nicholas Giffuni 52.92, 88. Samuel Bullen 57.22; SOFLO: 25. Tanner Gibson 37.04, 59. Ryan Alfonso 44.41, 60. Diego Ochoa 44.87, 65. Erick Quintero 45.87; 11-12, 1. Santiago Gomez, Metro Aquatics 28.14; SOFLO: 26. Derek Tom 31.71, 30. Gabriel Saavedra 32.34, 32. Carlo Roche 32.47, 34. Ethan Hew 33.02, 38. Sebastian Simko 33.49, 48. Sebastian Sierra 37.66, 55. Gabriel Garcia 44.65, 56. David Diaz Venturo 50.52; 13-14, 1. Orest Danyliv, GRSC 25.90; SOFLO: 12. Adrian Marrero 27.27, 17. Brendan Cassie 27.56, 30. Marco Crespo 29.52, 38. Brandon Molina 35.05.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Hector Paz, Metro Aquatics 2:35.17; SOFLO: 8. Akira Huang 2:49.01, 10. Tanner Gibson 3:05.95, 13. Mark Andre De Gracia 3:17.10; COMETS: 11. Jake Cavanagh 3:08.78; 11-12, 1. Sean Escobar, Blue Marlins 2:15.46; SOFLO: 13. Sebastian Sevilla 2:31.71, 15. Carlo Roche 2:39.84, 20. Ethan Hew 2:44.62; 13-14, 1. Matthew Menocal, SOFLO 2:03.22; SOFLO: 26. Brendan Cassie 2:24.49.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Pedro Beron-Vera, Miami Swimming 1:23.36; COMETS: 13. Zackary Harris 1:28.58, 27. Aldo Zepeda 1:37.45, 29. Alejandro Mateus 1:40.91, 46. Miguel Crespo 2:00.85; SOFLO: 14. Akira Huang 1:28.60, 30. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:41.04; 11-12, 1. Nestor Montero, Metro Aquatics 1:11.86; SOFLO: 13. Derek Tom 1:18.93, 23. Sebastian Sevilla 1:26.24.

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

SOFLO/Comets Host Record Numbers At Area 3 Championships; Meet The Olympians Highlight Saturday

SOFLO/Comets Host Record Numbers At Area 3 Championships; Meet The Olympians Highlights Saturday


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

February 28, 2013

A record 624 swimmers and 22 teams will compete in the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Developmental Championships this weekend at Academic Village Pool.

South Florida Aquatic Club and Comets swimmers will use the two-day meet as a final tune-up for the FGC Short Course 14-and-Under Junior Olympics, scheduled March 8-10 at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Others will try and better their times and stroke technique under the watchful eye of their age group coaches.

One of the meet highlights will be on Saturday when swimmers and coaches get to Meet The Olympians, U.S. Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue and three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson during an autograph and photo session from 8-9:30 a.m. on the pool deck.

The Comets 8-and-unders and SOFLO have several swimmers seeded first in their events.

Jena Legaspi, 9, of Comets Swim Team is seeded first in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:25.56.

Isabel Shashaty, 12, is seeded first in her age group in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:15.11.

Katrina Del Vecchio, 10, is top seed in the 50-yard butterfly in 38.10 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:35.24.

Jennifer Rodriguez, 12, is seeded first in the 50-yard butterfly in 32.91.

Kevin Porto, 13, is seeded first in the 50-yard butterfly in 28.91.

Alexandra Crespo, 12, is seeded first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:23.77.

CJ Kopecki, 13, is top seed in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.29.

Zackary Harris, 8, of Comets Swim Team is top seed in the 50-yard freestyle in 33.70.

Trinity Hoyos, 10, is No. 1 seed in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:43.50.

Lilli Calero, 14, is the fastest seed in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.71.

SOFLO and Comers Swim Team will also compete on relays.

Metro Aquatics, Blue Marlins, AK Sharks and host SOFLO are among top teams entered.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Developmental Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: Academic Village Pool, Pembroke Pines

Schedule: Saturday, Prelims 8:30 a.m., Finals 6 p.m.; Sunday, Prelims 8:30 a.m., Finals 6 p.m.

Admission: $4 per session, heat sheets $4 per session. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK: Issue 30, Olympic Tickets Go On Sale, Organizers Celebrate 500-Day Countdown

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK: Issue 30, Olympic Tickets Go On Sale, Organizers Celebrate 500-Day Countdown


 

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

March 25, 2011

As London organizers started the 500-day countdown to the 2012 Olympics, 6.6 million tickets went on sale Tuesday.

London Organizing Committee chairman Sebastian Coe, a former middle distance running great for Great Britain, was among dignitaries including Olympic greats, five-time gymnastics champion Nadia Comeneci and nine-time gold medalist track star Carl Lewis, watched as the clock in central Trafalgar Square began counting down the 500 days before the Olympic torch is lit.

“It’s happening,” said Lewis, who competed in four Olympic Games. “It’s wonderful to get the bid. It’s wonderful to know it’s coming. But today you can actually start your opportunity to be a part of it.”

The Opening Ceremony is July 27, 2012. Great Britain is working with a $15 billion budget.

Olympic fans in Britain and Europe have a 42-day period to check out the official ticket website (www.tickets.london.2012.com) and plan out their itinerary from the 645 sessions for the 26 Olympic sports.

“Members of the public have until April 26 to apply,” Coe told reporters. “Tickets will not be sold on a first-come, first serve basis. There is no need to panic-buying on the first day.”

According to early reports, there were 2.5 million people trying to purchase tickets on the first day. Tickets for many sports start at $32 while the choice seats for the men’s 100-meter final, which hopefully will feature Coral Springs’ own Walter Dix, will go for $1200. Opening ceremony tickets top seats are going for $3,215.

One million tickets are also available to overseas fans through their national Olympic associations.

Co-Sport is the authorized ticket reseller and official hospitality package provider of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Ticket sales are under way in the U.S. and pre-registration is currently open for U.S. residents at www.cosport.com.

The first phase of ticket sales will be handled exclusively through an online request process which began on Tuesday and will run through April 22.

During the request phase all applicants will have an equal chance of being awarded their requested tickets.

CoSport will begin to fulfill ticket requests from available inventory once this initial request phase has concluded. In the case that ticket requests exceed available inventory for any session, a lottery process will be conducted by CoSport at the end of April.

For the initial U.S. ticket launch, more than 58,000 tickets will be available for purchase. More than 56 percent of tickets offered during this phase will be priced under $150.

CoSport currently plans to have a second phase of sales in June 2011 which will be first-come, first-serve for any tickets unsold during the first phase of sales, and will also include any additional tickets that CoSport acquires from the London Organizing Committee in the future.

The hospitality packages combine hotel rooms with Olympic tickets.

Because Visa is the Olympic Games sponsor, the USOC is only accepting Visa credit cards for London 2012 Olympic Games ticket purchases.

“The London 2012 Olympic Games promises to be one of the most compelling, exciting sporting events of the decade, and we are thrilled that fans will be able to watch the action live and in person by getting tickets through CoSport,” said USOC Chief Communications Officer Patrick Sandusky.

“Early interest in tickets for these Games tells us that America’s athletes will be well-supported in London as they strive to realize their Olympic dreams and represent the U.S. with pride.”

Of course, what would opening day be without a few glitches.

A few hours after tickets went on sale, fans with Visa cards that expire before the end of August were not able to process their orders. Organizers said it was an issue with Visa rather than the ticket website or systems.

The OMEGA countdown clock also suffered a technical issue that had it stopping for several hours less than a day after it went on display. It got stuck on 500 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes and 56 seconds before Omega engineers repaired it.

“It’s one of those windups set to test is, but it’s working again,” Coe said.

Coe said the clock would serve as a “daily reminder to everyone who visits Trafalgar Square that the countdown to the start of London 2012 has well and truly begun and that the greatest show on earth is soon coming to our country.”

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

 

Phelps Goes Five-For-Five At Indianapolis Grand Prix

Phelps Goes Five-For-Five At Indianapolis Grand Prix


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

March 5, 2011

Michael Phelps is beginning to look like the old Michael Phelps.

The 14-time Olympic gold medalist walked away from the USA Swimming Indianapolis Grand Prix feeling a lot better about his swims than he did after the Austin Grand Prix.

On the third and final night, Phelps added two more gold medals in world-best times at the Indiana University Natatorium.

After a disappointing 2010, Phelps looks to be on his way back with the World Championships in China and 2012 London Olympics firmly in sight.

In a much-anticipated race against Ryan Lochte, Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley in 1:56.88. In a close race, Phelps pulled away at the 150-meter mark. Lochte was second in 1:59.88.

Phelps also came on strong at the end to win the 100-meter freestyle in 48.89 to finish with five gold medals.

“I felt awesome coming home the last 50,” Phelps said. “Coming off the wall felt incredible. The first 50 didn’t feel that great, but then being able to get in and out of the wall fairly quick and then building some momentum and speed coming off that wall, I just felt good.”

Lochte, who is training through the meet, pulled off a challenging triple that included the 200 IM, 200 backstroke and 100 freestyle consolations. He won the backstroke by more than a second.

“I’m seeing spots right now,” Lochte said. “That was probably the hardest triple I have ever done in my life. My legs are still kind of shaking from it. Overall swimming those events back-to-back in the matter of time that I did, I am pretty pleased with the times I posted.”

Lochte knew it would be a tough meet going in. His current training is geared more towards weightlifting and less swimming.

“As I get older, there’s less focus on swimming and more focus on the little things outside of the pool,” Lochte said. “My coach says this is the best he’s seen me in the past four years.”

Phelps, meanwhile, will return to North Baltimore with longtime coach Bob Bowman to fine tune.

“This year is a big year for me,” Phelps said. “Coming out of the world championships, we’ll be one year away from the Olympic Games. I really want to be able to have a program set by the end of this summer that I am confident with going into the Olympic trials.”

Teenager Missy Franklin, competing in six finals over three days, won the 200-meter backstroke, nearly five seconds ahead of the women’s field in 2:07.96. She was also fourth in the 100-meter freestyle in 54.93.

“I’m pretty tired,” Franklin said. “A nice comfy bed sounds really nice right now.”

Olympian Dana Vollmer won her third event of the meet in the 100-meter freestyle in 54.36.

Olympian Chloe Sutton won her second event of the meet in the 800-meter freestyle in 8:29.20.

International winners included Erica Morningstar of Canada in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:12.59, a world-best, and Ous Mellouli of Tunisia in the 1,500-meter freestyle in 15:04.16. It was his third win of the meet after capturing both the 400 IM and 400 freestyle.

ELSEWHERE

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington and Robbie Renwick won the first two gold medals on the opening day of the British Gas National Swimming Championships at Manchester Aquatics Center.

The reigning Olympic 400-meter freestyle champion, despite a head cold and back spasms, won the event in 4:02.84, seventh fastest in British history.

“I wanted to get in and swim well but to do it in 4:02 is amazing,” Adlington, 22, said after the race. “I am so happy to get back down to my time in Beijing and especially in a 100 percent textile suit. I can’t ask for anything more.”

Renwick won the men’s 400-meter freestyle in 3:51.90.

The top two finishers in each event qualify for this summer’s World Championships in Shanghai, China.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

Phelps Tops Lochte In Butterfly On Day One Of Austin Grand Prix

Phelps Tops Lochte In Butterfly On Day One Of Austin Grand Prix


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

January 14, 2011

Michael Phelps returned to the pool where it all started for him at age 15 to rekindle his competitive fires.

The Olympian had mixed results on the opening night of the 2011 Austin Grand Prix at the University of Texas Jamail Texas Swimming Center. He managed to pull off a win against Ryan Lochte in the 100-meter butterfly in their only head-to-head matchup of the evening.

Phelps, 25, of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club won in 52.55, finishing ahead of Lochte, 26, the world’s most dominant swimmer in 2010. Lochte was second in 53.65 and David Russell, 24, of CAL, third in 53.75.

Phelps is sporting a beard and shaggy long hair hanging out of his swim cap.

“To come here and be able to race these guys gives me a little more fire,” Phelps said. “That’s what I wanted for the rest of the year.”

One of the first things Phelps and his longtime coach Bob Bowman did when they got to the pool was seek out the record board to see if his 10-year-old pool record in the 200-meter butterfly (1:54.92) was still standing.

It was even though a few months later he broke the world record at a different pool when he was 15, the youngest man to set a world record.

That pool record in Austin marked the beginning of Phelps journey to 16 Olympic medals including 14 gold and record eight gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“That was a special one, that was the first one,” Phelps said of his pool record.

Phelps is back to where it all began hoping to rejuvenate his career and stroke in the first long course meet of the year. He is focused on this summer’s world championships in Shanghai and 2012 London Olympics.

“London will be here before we know it,” Phelps said. “It’s time to make sure everything is clicking well and everything is running smoothly.”

Phelps is looking at the races as much for training as competition. It also helps to have Lochte pushing him.

In the opening men’s event, the 200-meter freestyle, the showdown between Lochte and Phelps never materialized after Phelps barely qualified for the “B” final.

Lochte, swimming in Lane 8, won the event in 1:49.25 after barely making the final by 3/100ths of a second in 1:53.81.

“I’m back at the bottom trying to work my way back up,” Lochte said.

Lochte pulled away on the third turn and had a body-length lead. David Walters, 23, of TXLA was second in 1:50.63 and Michael Klueh, 23, of TXLA was third in 1:51.39.

“Our morning swims were very shaky,” Lochte said. “We always love racing each other. If we were together in the same [200 freee], it would have been a really good race.”

Phelps, the American record holder in the event, won the “B” final in 1:49.90.

“The stroke doesn’t feel as good as it should,” Phelps said. “There’s a ton to work on right now.”

Other winners:

Katie Hoff, 21, of FAST won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:58.69. Missy Franklin, 15, of Colorado Stars was second in a lifetime best 1:59.00 and Elizabeth Pelton of North Baltimore Aquatic Club was third in 2:00.07, also a lifetime best.

Haylee Johnson, 24, of UBCD, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:10.60. Siri Eva Kristiansen, 17, swimming unattached, was second in 1:11.07 and Romy Landeck, 16, of First Colony was third in 1:12.17.

Hometown favorite Eric Shanteau, 27, swimming unattached in preparation for his move to Los Angeles, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:02.35. Kevin Swander, 26, of SwimMAC was second in 1:02.63 and Scott Dickens, 26, of UBCD was third in 1:02.70.

Elaine Breeden, 22, swimming unattached, won the 100-meter butterfly in 59.22, the only swimmer under a minute. Rachel Bootsma, 17, of AQJT was second in 1:01.09 and Pelton was third in 1:01.13.

Julia Smit, 23, swimming unattached, won the 400-meter individual medley in 4:38.83. Nicole Vernon, 17, of DST was second in 4:49.05 and Kathleen Hersey, 20, swimming unattached was third in 4:50.63.

Tyler Clary, 21, of FAST won the 400-meter individual medley in 4:21.17. Jordan Hartney, 22, of UBCD was second in 4:25.45 and Andre Cosgarea, 18, of NBAC was third in 4:26.63.

SMU won the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:51.90. MAC won the men’s 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:27.06.

The meet continues Saturday with six events. Race footage from the meet is being broadcast live throughout the weekend on www.usaswimming.org/webcasts and on Universal Sports.

Auburn Knocks Off No. 1 Texas Men

Perhaps the No. 6-ranked Tigers were inspired by their winning football team. Trailing by one point, Auburn won the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, to knock off No. 1-ranked Texas, 125.5-117.5 points Friday in Auburn, Ala.  The two teams have combined to win 11 of the last 12 NCAA championships. The Tigers won the final relay, 2:57.12 while Texas finished in 2:59.55.

Lochte Named USOC Athlete of the Month

Ryan Lochte is still piling up honors for 2010. This week he was named United States Olympic Committee Athlete of the Month for December. Lochte capped an outstanding year by winning six events at the Dec. 15-19 FINA Short Course World Championships in Dubai. He was named Male Swimmer of the Meet after winning the 200-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley, 400-meter individual medley, 100-meter individual medley, 200-meter backstroke and 4×100-meter medley relay. He also broke two world records, the first swimmer to break an individual world record in the post high-tech suit era. Lochte received more votes than skier Ted Ligety and speedskater Shani Davis for the honor.

Shanteau Moves To Los Angeles

2008 Olympian Eric Shanteau is changing addresses to prepare for the 2012 Olympic trials. Shanteau, who is competing in the Austin Grand Prix, is moving from Austin to Los Angeles to train with the Trojan Swim Club and Coach Dave Salo. Shanteau is preparing to leave within the next two months to train with an elite group of breaststrokers including Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Kitajima of Japan and American Rebecca Soni. Shanteau overcame testicular cancer and is cancer-free.

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AQUATIC NOTEBOOK: OLYMPIANS COMING TO TOWN THIS WEEK

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK: OLYMPIANS COMING TO TOWN THIS WEEK


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

It will be a Who’s Who in swimming, diving and other aquatic sports this week at events being held throughout South Florida.

Four-time Olympian Franziska van Almsick of Germany and three-time Olympian Brooke Bennett, who trained in South Florida during her swim career, will be among 2010 honorees during the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s 46th year of honoring the greatest names in the history of aquatic sports.

Van Almsick won 10 medals during four Olympics (1992-2004). The three-time European Swimmer of the Year and 1993 World Swimmer of the Year broke two world records in the 200-meter freestyle.

Bennett is a three-time Olympic champion and won back-to-back 800-meter freestyle gold medals in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. She also won a gold medal in the 400 freestyle in 2000.

Other Class of 2010 honorees are: Paul Asmuth, open water swimmer; Larry Griswald, pioneer diver; Maria Kisseleva, synchronized swimmer; Cornel Marculescu, honor contributor; Kevin Murphy, open water swimmer; Murray Stephens, Olympic swim coach; Tamas Szechy, Olympic swim coach; Petria Thomas, swimmer; Teofilo Yldefonso, pioneer swimmer; Tamas Gyarfas, swimming media; and artist Guy Harvey, Gold Medallion award winner.

“With honorees from the U.S., Australia, Germany, Russia, Hungary, the Philippines and Romania, the Class of 2010 is as impressive and as internationally diverse as any in the history of ISHOF,” said Bob Duenkel, museum curator and ISHOF selection committee liason.

The ISHOF honoree festival is a multi-day celebration of the Hall of Fame class Thursday through Sunday in Fort Lauderdale.

The festival features the induction ceremony Saturday night at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix May Thursday-Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex, open water swim off Fort Lauderdale beach and Paragon Awards Friday night at ISHOF.

The 2010 Paragon and ISHOF awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday at the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Among Paragon award recipients are John Leonard of Fort Lauderdale, executive director of the American Swimming Coaches Association.

Sponsored by Paragon Aquatics, the night will begin with a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Museum followed by the awards ceremony in the John Dupont Auditorium.

Tickets for all events may be purchased by calling 954-462-6536 or go to ishof.org.

DIVING GRAND PRIX

As part of the 40th anniversary of the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix Olympian autograph sessions will be held during the meet. USA Diving has assembled an All-Star list of Olympians to sign autographs during events finals on Saturday and Sunday including four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis, Olympic bronze medalist and 28-time national champion Cynthia Potter, two-time Olympic silver medalist Michele Mitchell, 2008 Olympian David Boudia, Chris Colwill of Brandon, and Terry Horner of Orlando, the only Floridians on the U.S. roster, and several others.

The diving event will feature the world’s best divers from 20 countries including Olympians and world medalists. Most of the divers are expected to compete at the 2012 London Olympics. On Sunday, moms will be admitted free in honor of Mother’s Day. The first 60 moms will also receive roses. Moms can also get their picture taken with Louganis.

Here is the diving schedule:

THURSDAY, MAY 6; 10 a.m. – Men’s 3-Meter Preliminaries  followed by – Men’s 3-Meter Semis; 3 p.m. – Women’s Platform Preliminaries; Followed by – Women’s Platform Semis.       

FRIDAY, MAY 7: 10:00 a.m. – Women’s 3-Meter Preliminaries; Followed by – Women’s 3-Meter Semis; 3:00 p.m. – Men’s Platform Preliminaries; Followed by – Men’s Platform Semis.

SATURDAY, MAY 8: 12:00 p.m. – Men’s 3-meter Final; Followed by – Women’s Platform Final;  2:30 p.m. – Men’s Synchronized 3-meter Final; Followed by – Women’s Synchronized Platform Final.

SUNDAY, MAY 9: 12:00 p.m. – Women’s 3-meter Final ; Followed by – Men’s Platform Final; 2:30 p.m. – Women’s Synchronized 3-meter Final; Followed by – Men’s Synchronized Platform Final.

MARITZA CORREIA HEADS CLINIC

U.S. Olympian Maritza Correia, Nike Swim’s Grassroots Field Representative based in Brandon and first African-American woman on the U.S. Olympic team, and Australian Olympian Matt Targett will conduct a swim clinic for swimmers, ages 5-18, and parents as part of the Swim Champions Fitter & Faster Tour set for the Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex Saturday at 9 a.m. The three-hour sessions will feature question-and-answer sessions, fantasy races with Olympians, photo sessions, stroke drills, autograph sessions, tour program and gift bag. Cost is $75. For more information on the tour go to www.swimchampions.com.

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PHELPS DROPS OUT OF COLUMBUS GRAND PRIX


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

In a surprise move, 14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has pulled out of the Columbus Grand Prix that begins Thursday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion at Ohio State University, site of last week’s NCAA Division 1 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

Phelps was entered in six events: 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter individual medley, 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke and 100-meter freestyle.

Phelps swam in the Long Beach Grand Prix in January and was going to swim in the Missouri Grand Prix but was snowed in and couldn’t make his flight out of Baltimore, where he lives and trains at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club.

After missing that meet, he added the Columbus meet.

Phelps also competed in the Maryland Swim Championships last month where he set the American record in the 200-yard butterfly at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1 minute, 39.65 seconds. The record came one day after missing setting the American record in the 200 individual medley by a half-second.

Phelps told The Associated Press: “There are a lot of things yet to be done. This shows that with more time and training I can get faster. I am not in the best shape athletically right now and not in the best swimming shape. But being able to do what I did the last two weeks shows anything is possible when I am prepared.”

No reason was given for Phelps pulling out of the Columbus meet. His change of plans follows another unexpected turn of events when he told NBC commentator Bob Costas during the Vancouver Olympics that he will not swim in the previously-announced eight events at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

With Phelps out, Olympians Eric Shanteau of Lilburn, Ga. and Chloe Sutton of Mission Viejo, Calif. will headline the three-day meet, the fifth stop of the eight-meet USA Swimming Grand Prix Series that awards the overall winner $20,000.

No Comets or Coral Springs Swim Club athletes are competing.

Several U.S. national team members will compete including Erika Erndl of Naples, Cullen Jones of New Brunswick, N.J., Peter and Alex Vanderkaay of Rochester, Mich., Kate Ziegler of Fairfax, Va., as well as Olympic medalists Cesar Cielo of Brazil and Markus Rogan of Austria.

The Columbus Grand Prix can be seen live on Universal Sports TV and UniversalSports.com at 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and also will be webcast live on Swimnetwork.com with live coverage beginning at 9 a.m.

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MEN’S DIVISION I NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS ROCKED BY ILLNESS; RESCHEDULED TO BEGIN FRIDAY AT NOON

MEN’S DIVISION I NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS ROCKED


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

On Tuesday, two days before the NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving championships were set to begin, 18 athletes and one coach were stricken by illness.

The unexpected development may have a huge impact on the meet that was scheduled to officially begin Thursday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio but has now been postponed to Friday at noon.

An emergency coaches’ meeting was held Wednesday night to discuss options and to enable the swimmers to have an added day to recover. One possibility was to hold Thursday’s events as timed finals.

Members of three of the top teams in the field, Arizona, Texas and Stanford were stricken with a  gastrointestinal illness and taken to the Ohio State University Medical Center and Ohio State Sports Medicine Center.

The cause has yet to be determined, however all three teams were on the same flight headed to Columbus.

In a statement issued late Wednesday afternoon by the media relations department at Ohio State, the NCAA, host college Ohio State and university’s hospital and local Ohio health department said they are looking into what caused the sickness.

Health officials have already investigated and approved the venue and facilities for use for the meet. At this time, doctors and medical personnel are also working on preventive measures to ensure no other people involved with the meet are stricken.

Nine Arizona swimmers and others from Stanford and Texas were taken to the university hospitals. No names were released due to privacy regulations.

The affected swimmers have not been allowed into the venue by the Centers for Disease Control.

Defending champion Auburn has won six of the last seven men’s titles. Arizona came to the meet as the nation’s No. 1 ranked team. Sixth-ranked Auburn, inspired last year by the late coach Richard Quick’s battle with an inoperable brain tumor, is expected to give Arizona a run for its money.

Texas, Stanford, California and Florida are ranked second through five in the coaches’ poll and will also challenge for the title.

“There are five teams that really could win it,” said Auburn coach Brett Hawke. “Texas is the favorite and deserves to be. They have got great athletes on their team.”

“I think Texas is the team to beat,” Arizona coach Frank Busch said. “They are very, very good.”

A total of 270 participants will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the swimming portion of the championships by meeting the established minimum time for the events they entered.

No swimmers from Coral Springs Swim Club or the Comets Swim Team are competing but the Florida Gold Coast will be well-represented by Joey Pedraza, Shaune Fraser and Jeff Raymond of the Florida Gators and Hunter Lainhart of Georgia and diver Ruben Ross of University of Miami.

NCAA.com will stream the Friday session at noon and both Saturday sessions at noon and 7 p.m. ESPN2 will air a 90-minute show at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7.

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SENIORS TAKE CENTER STAGE THIS WEEK AT PLANTATION CENTRAL PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX

SENIORS TAKE CENTER STAGE THIS WEEK AT PLANTATION CENTRAL PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

PLANTATION—One of the most talented group of swimmers from the Coral Springs Swim Club and Comets Swim Team will converge on the Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex Friday through Sunday for the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

Lindsey McKnight, 16, Ashley Hicks, 18, Tiffany Oliver, 17, and Melissa Fernandez, 17, head the girls’ field.

Seeded No. 1 in their events are:

*Ashley Hicks, 18, Comets, in the women’s 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley.

*Tiffany Oliver, 17, Comets, women’s 100-yard freestyle and 50-yard freestyle.

*Lindsey McKnight, 16, 15-16 50-yard breaststroke, 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke and 50-yard freestyle.

*Brittany Phelan, 17, Coral Springs, women’s 50-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and 100-yard breaststroke.

At 13, British-born Leonie Davies of the Comets is one of the youngest in the girls’ field and will compete in the women’s open 200-yard freestyle.

Tyler Sell, 17, Justin Grigull, 17, Carlo Morante, 17, Marc Rojas, 16, Marco Camargo, 20, and Travis Lockie, 18, are among some of the highest seeded swimmers in the boys’ field.

The No. 1 seeded boys in their events are:

*Marco Camargo, 20, Coral Springs, men’s 200-yard butterfly.

*Kuwait’s Dawud Al-Khalefi, 18, of Coral Springs in the men’s 50-yard butterfly.

*Tyler Sell, 17, of the Comets, men’s 1,650-yard freestyle.

The Comets and Coral Springs Swim Club swimmers are competing unattached during the mandatory 120-day waiting period before their merger to become the South Florida Aquatic Club is official on May 1.

This is the first year the Florida Gold Coast has separated the seniors from the 14-and-under swimmers at its Junior Olympics. Coral Springs held the FGC JO Short Course Championships two weeks ago at its Coral Springs Aquatic Complex. This summer Coral Springs will host the older swimmers and Plantation will host the younger JOs.

Plantation Swim Team coach and meet director Jimmy Parmenter said he’s “on the fence” about the splitting of age group fields.

“I like the shorter sessions and I’m sure the other coaches do, too,” Parmenter said Wednesday while setting up for this weekend’s meet.

“It’s good that the older kids get to swim and there are more opportunities because they get to swim twice since there is an “A” final and “B” final,” said Parmenter, a former swimmer at Nova High School and University of Alaska.

“But on the other side, the young kids don’t get the chance to see the older kids, the high school swimmers and Olympians. I think having the older swimmers to watch and look up to as role models are important. I don’t like that part (separating the older and younger swimmers) at all especially when a meet of this level is only held two times a year.”

Parmenter is impressed at the talent assembled for the meet.

“The quality is pretty quick at the top end,” Parmenter said. “For the Florida Gold Coast, this is one of the most talented fields. Everyone is together.”

The field has 450 swimmers including foreigners from Kuwait, Japan and South Africa, and one team from Argentina, Parmenter said.

IF YOU GO

What: FGC Senior Championships

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

Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation.

Admission: $3 per session, $2 heat sheets. For information call 954-452-2526.

THE FOLLOWING LIST IS THE COMETS SWIMMERS DAILY SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY

Women 15-16 200-yard backstroke: Amy Lunak, 16; Juana Vargas, 16; Chloe Sell, 15; Madeleine Fernandez, 15; Belinda De LaTorre, 15; Nicolle Garcia, 16.

Men 15-16 200-yard backstroke: Ivan Parada, 15; Paul Guarino, 15; Daniel Lee, 15.

Women 200-yard backstroke: Ashley Hicks, 18; Tiffany Oliver, 17; Melissa Fernandez, 17.

Men 200-yard backstroke: Carlo Morante, 17; Travis Lockie, 18; Tyler Sell, 17; Andrew Ling, 17; Gabriel Pena, 17.

Women 15-16 100-yard freestyle: Amy Lunak, 16; Juana Vargas, 16; Katie Brennan, 16.

Nicolle Garcia, 16; Madeleine Fernandez, 15; Kimberly Marquez, 16; Belinda De La Torre, 15.

Men 15-16 100-yard freestyle: Marc Rojas, 16; Xavier Brown, 15; Ivan Parada, 15; Daniel Lee, 15; Darryl Perez, 15; Paul Guarino, 15; Mike Franco, 15.

Women 100-yard freestyle: Tiffany Oliver, 17; Ashley Hicks, 18; Melissa Fernandez, 17; Bianca Muniz, 18; Brittany Williford, 17; Leonie Davies, 13; Stephanie Freiria, 17.

Men 100-yard freestyle: Carlo Morante, 17; Andrew Ling, 17; Kevin Ganaim, 17; Julio Simon, 18; James Shultz, 18.

Women 15-16 200-yard butterfly: Juana Vargas, 16; Katie Brennan, 16; Chloe Sell, 15.

Men 15-16 200-yard butterfly: Mike Franco, 15.

Women 200-yard butterfly: Stephanie Freiria, 17.

Men 200-yard butterfly: Tyler Sell, 17; Travis Lockie, 18; Gabriel Pena, 17; Julio Simon, 18.

Women 15-16 50-yard breaststroke: Amy Lunak, 16.

Women 50-yard breaststroke: Bianca Muniz, 18.

Men 50-yard breaststroke: James Shultz, 18; Andrew Ling, 17.

Women 15-16 500-yard freestyle: Katie Brennan, 16; Chloe Sell, 15.

Men 15-16 500-yard freestyle: Marc Rojas, 16; Mike Franco, 15; Ivan Parada, 15; Daniel Lee, 15.

Women 500-yard freestyle: Brittany Williford, 17.

Men 500-yard freestyle: Tyler Sell, 17; Travis Lockie, 18; Carlo Morante, 17; Gabriel Pena, 17; Julio Simon, 18.

SATURDAY SWIMS

Women 15-16 200-yard freestyle: Juana Vargas, 16; Katie Brennan, 16; Chloe Sell, 15; Madeleine Fernandez, 15; Nicolle Garcia, 16; Amy Lunak, 16.

Men 15-16 200-yard freestyle: Marc Rojas, 16; Ivan Parada, 15; Mike Franco, 15; Darryl Perez, 15.

Women 200-yard freestyle: Tiffany Oliver, 17; Ashley Hicks, 18; Melissa Fernandez, 17; Amber Hunter, 14; Leonie Davies, 13; Brittany Williford, 17; Bianca Muniz, 18; Stephanie Freiria, 17.

Men 200-yard freestyle: Tyler Sell, 17; Travis Lockie, 18; Carlo Morante, 17; Gabriel Pena, 17; Andrew Ling, 17; Julio Simon, 18.

Women 15-16 50-yard backstroke: Nicolle Garcia, 16; Madeleine Fernandez, 15; Juana Vargas, 16.

Men 15-16 50-yard backstroke: Ivan Parada, 15; Paul Guarino, 15; Xavier Brown, 15

Women 50-yard backstroke: Ashley Hicks, 18; Melissa Fernandez, 17; Tiffany Oliver, 17.

Men 50-yard backstroke: Carlo Morante, 17; Andrew Ling, 17.

Women 15-16 200-yard breaststroke: Amy Lunak, 16; Cynthia Walpole, 15.

Men 15-16 200-yard breaststroke: Marc Rojas, 16; Daniel Lee, 15.

Women 200-yard breaststroke: Bianca Muniz, 18.

Men 200-yard breaststroke: James Shultz, 18.

Women 15-16 100-yard butterfly: Juana Vargas, 16; Nicolle Garcia, 16; Katie Brennan, 16; Chloe Sell, 15.

Men 15-16 100-yard butterfly: Mike Franco, 15; Xavier Brown, 15; Daniel Lee, 15.

Women 100-yard butterfly: Melissa Fernandez, 17; Amber Hunter, 14; Stephanie Freiria, 17.

Men 100-yard butterfly: Travis Lockie, 18; Tyler Sell, 17; Carlo Morante, 17; Gabriel Pena, 17; Andrew Ling, 17; Kevin Ganaim, 17; Julio Simon, 18.

Women 15-16 400-yard individual medley: Amy Lunak, 16; Madeleine Fernandez, 15; Belinda De La Torre, 15.

Men 15-16 400-yard individual medley: Marc Rojas, 16; Daniel Lee, 15; Mike Franco, 15.

Women 400-yard individual medley: Tiffany Oliver, 17; Ashley Hicks, 18; Stephanie Freiria, 17.

Men 400-yard individual medley: Tyler Sell, 17; Gabriel Pena, 17; James Shultz, 18.

SUNDAY SWIMS

Women 15-16 100-yard backstroke: Amy Lunak, 16; Juana Vargas, 16; Madeleine Fernandez, 15; Nicolle Garcia, 16; Chloe Sell, 15.

Men 15-16 100-yard backstroke: Ivan Parada, 15; Paul Guarino, 15.

Women 100-yard backstroke: Ashley Hicks, 18; Melissa Fernandez, 17; Stephanie Freiria, 17.

Men 100-yard backstroke: Travis Lockie, 18; Carlo Morante, 17; Andrew Ling, 17.

Women 15-16 50-yard butterfly: Nicolle Garcia, 16; Juana Vargas, 16; Katie Brennan, 16; Kimberly Marquez, 16.

Men 15-16 50-yard butterfly: Xavier Brown, 15; Darryl Perez, 15.

Women 50-yard butterfly: Tiffany Oliver, 17; Stephanie Freiria, 17.

Men 50-yard butterfly: Kevin Ganaim, 17; Julio Simon, 18.

Women 15-16 100-yard breaststroke: Cynthia Walpole, 15; Kimberly Marquez, 16.

Men 15-16 100-yard breaststroke: Marc Rojas, 16; Daniel Lee, 15.

Women 100-yard breaststroke: Bianca Muniz, 18.

Men 100-yard breaststroke: James Shultz, 18.

Women 15-16 50-yard freestyle: Amy Lunak, 16; Katie Brennan, 16; Nicolle Garcia, 16; Madeleine Fernandez, 15; Kimberly Marquez, 16; Cynthia Walpole, 15; Belinda De La Torre, 15.

Men 15-16 50-yard freestyle: Xavier Brown, 15; Marc Rojas, 16; Darryl Perez, 15; Daniel Lee, 15.

Women 50-yard freestyle: Tiffany Oliver, 17; Ashley Hicks, 18; Melissa Fernandez, 17; Bianca Muniz, 18; Brittany Williford, 17; Stephanie Freiria, 17.

Men 50-yard freestyle: Andrew Ling, 17; Carlo Morante, 17; Kevin Ganaim, 17; Julio Simon, 18; James Shultz, 18.

Women 15-16 200-yard individual medley: Amy Lunak, 16; Madeleine Fernandez, 15.

Men 15-16 200-yard individual medley: Marc Rojas, 16; Daniel Lee, 15; Ivan Parada, 15.

Women 200-yard individual medley: Ashley Hicks, 18; Tiffany Oliver, 17; Melissa Fernandez, 17; Bianca Muniz, 18.

Men 200-yard individual medley: Tyler Sell, 17; Carlo Morante, 17; Andrew Ling, 17.

Women 1,650-yard freestyle: Brittany Williford, 17; Katie Brennan, 16; Chloe Sell, 15.

Men 1,650-yard freestyle: Tyler Sell, 17; Travis Lockie, 18; Gabriel Pena, 17; Ivan Parada, 15.

THE FOLLOWING LIST IS THE CORAL SPRINGS SWIM CLUB SWIMMERS DAILY SCHEDULE: 

FRIDAY SWIMS

Women 15-16 200-yard backstroke: Brittany Hanson, 15; Linea Cutter, 16.

Men 15-16 200-yard backstroke: Brandon Goldman, 15.

Men 200-yard backstroke: Justin Grigull, 17.

Women 15-16 100-yard freestyle: Linea Cutter, 16; Lucia Morris, 16; Anne Kuczynski, 15; Kirsten Garza, 15; Emily Greenwood, 15; Brittany Hanson, 15; Kristina Nork, 15; Brianna Giordanella, 15.

Men 15-16 100-yard freestyle: Mauricio Hidalgo, 16; Cosmin Cioanta, 15.

Women 100-yard freestyle: Taylor McKnight, 17; Jenna Moodie, 14; Martie Vicent, 18; Philomena Fiorenzi, 14; Brittney Phelan, 17.

Men 100-yard freestyle: Justin Grigull, 17; Dawud Al-Khalefi, 18; Zain Qali, 22; Colton Kleynhans, 20; Bogdan Cioanta, 14.

Men 15-16 200-yard butterfly: Brandon Goldman, 15; Mauricio Hidalgo, 16.

Women 200-yard butterfly: Taylor McKnight, 17.

Men 200-yard butterfly: Marco Camargo, 20; Zain Qali, 22.

Women 50-yard breaststroke: Lindsey McKnight, 16; Gina Gautieri, 16; Lucia Morris, 16; Anne Kuczynski, 15; Kristina Nork, 15.

Men 15-16 50-yard breaststroke: Luke Torres, 15.

Women 50-yard breaststroke: Brittney Phelan, 17; Philomena Fiorenzi, 14; Nicole Schein, 17.

Women 15-16 500-yard freestyle: Lindsey McKnight, 16; Gina Gautieri, 16.

Women 500-yard freestyle: Emma Lincoln, 14; Jenna Moodie, 14.

Men 500-yard freestyle: Justin Grigull, 17; Loai Tashkandi, 19.

SATURDAY SWIMS

Women 15-16 200-yard freestyle: Linea Cutter, 16; Brittany Hanson, 15; Brianna Giordanella, 15.

Men 15-16 200-yard freestyle: Mauricio Hidalgo, 16.

Women 200-yard freestyle: Emma Lincoln, 14; Martie Vicent, 18; Taylor McKnight, 17; Philomena Fiorenzi, 14.

Men 200-yard freestyle: Justin Grigull, 17; Les Moore, 18; Colton Kleynhans, 20; Loai Tashkandi, 19; Marco Hosfeld, 14.

Women 15-16 50-yard backstroke: Lindsey McKnight, 15; Emily Greenwood, 15; Brittany Hanson, 15; Linea Cutter, 16.

Men 15-16 50-yard backstroke: Brandon Goldman, 15.

Men 50-yard backstroke: Marco Camargo, 20; Dawud Al-Khalefi, 18.

Women 15-16 200-yard breaststroke: Lindsey McKnight, 15; Gina Gautieri, 16; Anne Kuczynski, 15; Lucia Morris, 16.

Men 15-16 200-yard breaststroke: Luke Torres, 15; Derek Schwab, 16; Cosmin Cioanta, 15.

Women 200-yard breaststroke: Brittany Phelan, 17; Philomena Fiorenzi, 14; Nicole Schein, 17; Emma Lincoln, 14.

Men 200-yard breaststroke: Bogdan Cioanta, 14; Marco Hosfeld, 14.

Women 15-16 100-yard butterfly: Linea Cutter, 16; Kristina Nork, 15.

Men 15-16 100-yard butterfly: Mauricio Hidalgo, 16; Brandon Goldman, 15.

Women 100-yard butterfly: Taylor McKnight, 17; Martie Vicent, 18; Emma Lincoln, 14; Jenna Moodie, 14.

Men 100-yard butterfly: Les Moore, 18; Marco Camargo, 20; Zain Qali, 22; Dawud Al-Khalefi, 18; Justin Grigull, 17; Colton Kleynhans, 20; Michael Minichiello, 18.

Women 15-16 400-yard individual medley: Kristina Nork, 15

Men 15-16 400-yard individual medley: Brandon Goldman, 15.

Men 400-yard individual medley: Les Moore, 18; Loai Tashkandi, 19.

SUNDAY SWIMS

Women 15-16 100-yard backstroke: Lindsey McKnight, 16; Emily Greenwood, 15; Brittany Hanson, 15; Linea Cutter, 16; Anne Kuczynski, 15; Kirsten Garza, 15.

Men 15-16 100-yard backstroke: Brandon Goldman, 15; Luke Torres, 15.

Women 100-yard backstroke: Emma Lincoln, 14.

Men 100-yard backstroke: Dawud Al-Khalefi, 18; Marco Camargo, 20; Justin Grigull, 17; Colton Kleynhans, 20; Les Moore, 18.

Women 15-16 50-yard butterfly: Lindsey McKnight, 16; Linea Cutter, 16.

Men 15-16 50-yard butterfly: Mauricio Hidalgo, 16.

Women 50-yard butterfly: Martie Vicent, 18; Jenna Moodie, 14.

Men 50-yard butterfly: Dawud Al-Khalefi, 18; Zain Qali, 22; Michael Minichiello, 18; Les Moore, 18.

Women 15-16 100-yard breaststroke: Lucia Morris, 16; Gina Gautieri, 16; Anne Kuczynski, 15; Kristina Nork, 15.

Men 15-16 100-yard breaststroke: Cosmin Cioanta, 15; Derek Schwab 16.

Women 100-yard breaststroke: Brittney Phelan, 17; Philomena Fiorenzi, 14; Nicole Schein, 17; Emma Lincoln, 14.

Men 100-yard breaststroke: Bogdan Cioanta, 14.

Women 15-16 50-yard freestyle: Lindsey McKnight, 16; Linea Cutter, 16; Juana Vargas, 16; Emily Greenwood, 15; Kirsten Garza, 15; Lucia Morris, 16; Brittany Hanson, 15; Brianna Giordanella, 15.

Men 15-16 50-yard freestyle: Mauricio Hidalgo, 16; Nicholas Nocera, 16.

Women 50-yard freestyle: Taylor McKnight, 17; Jenna Moodie, 14; Martie Vicent, 18; Brittney Phelan, 17.

Men 50-yard freestyle: Justin Grigull, 17; Dawud Al-Khalefi, 18; Bogdan Cioanta, 14; Marco Hosfeld, 14; Loai Tashkandi, 19; Colton Kleynhans, 20.

Women 15-16 200-yard individual medley: Anne Kuczynski, 15; Kristina Nork, 15; Brittany Hanson, 15.

Men 15-16 200-yard individual medley: Luke Torres, 15; Brandon Goldman, 15; Mauricio Hidalgo, 16; Cosmin Cioanta, 15.

Women 200-yard individual medley: Philomena Fiorenzi, 14.

Men 200-yard individual medley: Les Moore, 18; Loai Tashkandi, 19; Zain Qali, 22; Marco Hosfeld, 14.

Men 1,650-yard freestyle: Julio Simon, 18; Justin Grigull, 17.

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