Ricardo Roche, Mixed Medley Relay Lead SOFLO On Day One Of Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone Sectionals


By Sharon Robb

ORLANDO, July 6, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club had two top 10 finishes on opening night of the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Thursday at the YMCA of Central Florida Aquatic Center.

SOFLO’s “A” mixed 200-meter medley relay team of Kelley Heron, Marc Rojas, Jessica Rodriguez and Luke Lezotte finished fourth in 1:56.33.

SOFLO’s “B” relay of Ricardo Roche, Samuel Quintero, Kathleen Golding and Jennifer Rodriguez were just two places behind their teammates, placing sixth in 1:56.97.

Roche, 17, was also sixth in the 800-meter freestyle in a best time 8:29.01, shaving 4.72 seconds off his previous best. Roche has 13 points after the first night in high point.

Roche was also a member of SOFLO’s 12th place 200-meter medley relay.

In the team competition, Scarlet Aquatics leads the combined (288) and men’s (108) team totals and Gator Swim Club lead the women’s (124). SOFLO is tenth in the combined team standings with 99 points.

SOFLO has 23 swimmers (14 men and 9 women) competing in 127 individual events and 24 relay teams in 12 relay events.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered are Gator Swim Club, Sarasota YMCA, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole and Trinity Prep.

Among top swimmers in the field are Arkady Vyatchanin of New York Athletic Club, Adreina Pinto and Isabella Paez of Metro Aquatics, Iliana Oikonomou of Hurricane Aquatics and Jan Switkowski of Gator Swim Club.

The Speedo Sectionals Series display some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops.

THURSDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Scarlet Aquatics 288, 2. Club Seminole 212, 3. Gator Swim Club 205, 4. Trinity Prep 181, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 177, 10. South Florida Aquatic Club 99.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Scarlet Aquatics 108, 2. Metro Aquatics 101, 3. Club Seminoles 92, 4. Bolles 66, 5. Westminster Academy 63, 11. SOFLO 26.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 124, 2. Scarlet Aquatics 90, 3. Club Seminoles 80, 4. Gulliver Swim Club 72, 5. Bolles 71, 12. SOFLO 17.

WOMEN

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Junseo Kim, SCAR 17:05.77, 2. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, Gulliver 17:07.59, 3. Abigail Kilgallon, SCAR 17:10.84; SOFLO: 14. Melissa Marinheiro 17:50.59.

200-meter medley relay: 1. Club Seminole 1:53.96, 2. Gator Swim Club 1:55.87, 3. Trinity Prep 1:57.95; 20. SOFLO B 2:06.85 (Kayla Cunningham, Jennifer Rodriguez, Isabella Di Salvo, Molly Golding), SOFLO A, DQ.

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Club Seminoles 1:45.73, 2. Gator Swim Club 1:46.76, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:48.10, 10. SOFLO A 1:51.35 (Kathleen Golding, Melissa Marinheiro, Jessica Rodriguez, Kelley Heron), 28. SOFLO B 1:57.26 (Isabella Di Salvo, Jennifer Rodriguez, Molly Golding, Kayla Cunningham).

Mixed 200-meter medley relay: 1. Scarlet Aquatics 1:54.65, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:55.09, 3. Swim Florida 1:56.27, 4. SOFLO A 1:56.33 (Kelley Heron, Marc Rojas, Jessica Rodriguez, Luke Lezotte), 6. SOFLO B 1:56.97 (Ricardo Roche, Samuel Quintero, Kathleen Golding, Jennifer Rodriguez).

MEN

800-meter freestyle: 1. Jackson Karofsky, SCAR 8:22.62, 2. Alfonso Mestre, Clearwater 8:23.54, 3. Hayden Curley, Highlander 8:26.45; SOFLO: 6. Ricardo Roche 8:29.01, time drop, 16. Rafael Rodriguez 8:41.25, 29. Juan Diaz 8:54.20, time drop, 31. Max Asnis 8:56.49.

200-meter medley relay: 1. Club Seminole 1:42.88, 2. Westminster Academy 1:46.07, 3. Bolles 1:47.23, 12. SOFLO A 1:50.00 (Ricardo Roche, Marc Rojas, Juan Serna, Luke Lezotte), 18. SOFLO B 1:53.04.

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Club Seminole 1:32.70, 2. Metro Aquatics 1:34.44, 3. Gator Swim Club 1:34.44, 15. SOFLO B 1:39.75 (Kevin Porto, Rafael Rodriguez, CJ Kopecki, Max Asnis), SOFLO A DQ.

Mixed 200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Club Seminoles 1:39.60, 2. Gator Swim Club 1:41.11, 3. Trinity Prep 1:41.38, 18. SOFLO A 1:49.35 (CJ Kopecki, Jennifer Rodriguez, Jessica Rodriguez, Heath Brames), 19. SOFLO B 1:50.45 (Lance Lesage, Molly Golding, Kayla Cunningham, Ricardo Roche).

IF YOU GO
What: Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional LCM Championship
When: Friday-Sunday
Schedule: Friday-Saturday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. prelims, 4 p.m. finals.
Where: YMCA of Central Florida Aquatic Center, 8422 International Drive, Orlando.
Of note: Admission is $5 per session, heat sheets are $3 per session and there is an all-sessions pass available. There is a sectional event page on the Florida Swimming website (www.floridaswimming.org). Florida Gold Coast and Florida Swimming athletes head the field. Out-of-section and international swimmers are also in the field. YMCA Central Florida is hosting the meet.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers, Coaches Ready For Busy Summer; First Up Sectionals In Orlando


By Sharon Robb

July 5, 2017—The championship season kicks off on Thursday for South Florida Aquatic Club.

After months of training and lead-up meets, swimmers and coaches have a jam-packed schedule of top meets over the next six weeks.

First up is the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships that begin Thursday at the YMCA of Central Florida Aquatic Center.

After that it’s the July 14-16 Area 3 Championships hosted by South Florida Aquatic Club at Academic Village Pool; July 21-23 FGC Junior Olympics at Sailfish Splash Waterpark; July 28-30 FGC Senior Championships at Coral Springs; Aug. 1-5 Southern Zone Senior Championships in College Station, Tex.; and Aug. 4-7 Futures Championships in Nashville.

And of course, there is the 17th FINA World Aquatic Championships in Budapest, Hungary, with the swimming pool events scheduled for July 23-30. Open water is set for July 15-22.

SOFLO’s Marc Rojas, representing the Dominican Republic, will make his world championship debut. SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson will coach Rojas and the Jamaican national team without Alia Atkinson.

Rojas, 23, will fine tune prep this weekend for worlds at sectionals. He is seeded second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:03.61, second in the 50-meter breaststroke in 28.90 and third in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:18.97.

Atkinson and SOFLO teammate Kathleen Golding are among top-seeds in the women’s field.

Atkinson, 28, a four-time Olympian for Jamaica, who opted not to compete at worlds instead will compete for prize money in the FINA World Cup Series.

For sectionals, Atkinson is seeded first in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:05.93, first in the 50-meter breaststroke in 30.11, first in the 50-meter butterfly in 26.67. It is Atkinson’s first major meet in Florida since the FGC Senior Championships at SOFLO in late March.

Golding, 16, is seeded first in the 100-meter freestyle in 56.31. Golding is also seeded third in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:53.68 and third in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:19.38.

SOFLO’s 400-meter freestyle relay is top seed in 3:50.75 just ahead of Gator Swim Club in 3:50.77.

Among other top SOFLO seeds are:

University of Florida-bound Jessica Rodriguez, 18, and Kelley Heron, 17, are also among top three seeds. Heron is seeded second in the 50-meter backstroke in 30.44. Rodriguez is seeded second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:36.88.

SOFLO is sending 23 swimmers (14 men and 9 women) to compete in 127 individual events. SOFLO will also field 24 relay teams for 12 relay events.

The remaining SOFLO squad is: Max Asnis, 17; Heath Brames, 17; Kayla Cunningham, 14; Isabella DiSalvo, 15; Juan Diaz, 17; Molly Golding, 14; Nicolas Hermosa, 16; CJ Kopecki, 17; Paige Lane, 14; Lance Lesage, 14; Luke Lezotte, 16; Melissa Marinheiro, 20; Kevin Porto, 17; Samuel Quintero, 16; Ricardo Roche, 17; Jennifer Rodriguez, 16; Rafael Rodriguez, 15; Juan Serna, 15; and Luis Villanueva, 17.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered are Gator Swim Club, Sarasota YMCA, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole and Trinity Prep. Among top swimmers in the field are Arkady Vyatchanin of New York Athletic Club, Adreina Pinto and Isabella Paez of Metro Aquatics, Iliana Oikonomou of Hurricane Aquatics and Jan Switkowski of Gator Swim Club.

The Speedo Sectionals Series display some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops.

IF YOU GO

What: Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional LCM Championship

When: Thursday-Sunday

Schedule: Thursday, timed finals 5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. prelims, 4 p.m. finals.

Where: YMCA of Central Florida Aquatic Center, 8422 International Drive, Orlando.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session, heat sheets are $3 per session and there is an all-sessions pass available. There is a sectional event page on the Florida Swimming website (www.floridaswimming.org). Florida Gold Coast and Florida Swimming athletes head the field. Out-of-section and international swimmers are also in the field. YMCA Central Florida is hosting the meet.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Donahue, Blackburn Add Star Power To Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic


By Sharon Robb

October 8, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club will add star power to the seventh annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic that gets under way Friday at the YMCA Aquatic Center.

U.S. Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue and Bermuda national record holder Lisa Blackburn head the five-swimmer contingent.

Donahue, 26, and Blackburn, 44, will get a little racing in the 25-meter timed finals in their specialty events.

Donahue is entered in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter butterfly and 50-meter freestyle. Blackburn will swim the 50-, 100- and 200-meter breaststroke and 100- and 200-meter individual medleys.

Catalina Mendieta, 26, of Colombia one of the newest members of SOFLO’s PRO FLO’s group. The former PAQ swimmer graduated from James Madison University. She is among Colombia’s top-ranked swimmers in the 50 and 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle.

Also competing are Kile Aukerman, 22, and Alejandro Zambrano, 21. Aukerman, a Wright State alum, is training for the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials. Aukerman is a school record holder in the 100-yard breaststroke. The former Male Athlete of the Year also competes in the 200- and 400-yard individual medleys.

Zambrano swims the freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke.

The team is scheduled to depart after Friday’s morning workout at Academic Village Pool.

Fifty-three clubs are competing in the three-day meet. Other South Florida clubs competing include Swim Fort Lauderdale, recently awarded U.S. Masters Club of the Year and Coach of the Year (Marty Hendrick); Gold Coast Masters; Wahoos of Wellington, Palm Beach Masters and T2 Aquatics.

The meet is also serving as the Dixie Zone Short Course Meters Championships.

IF YOU GO

What: Seventh annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic

When: Friday-Sunday, 25-meter timed finals; Friday, 3 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Where: YMCA Aquatic Center, 8422 International Drive, Orlando

Admission: $5. For information go to http://www.rowdygainesmastersclassic.com

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Three-Time Olympian Alia Atkinson, SOFLO Teammates Head To Speedo Zone Sectional Championships

Three-Time Olympian Alia Atkinson, SOFLO Teammates Head To Speedo Zone Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb

July 8, 2014–Three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson will use this week’s Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships in Orlando as her final tuneup before the July 24-August 2 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

The four-day Orlando meet will serve as a gauge for her longtime South Florida Aquatic club coach Chris Anderson and Atkinson before they leave Monday for training camp in Corby, England where Anderson is national team coach of the six-swimmer Jamaican contingent.

Atkinson, 25, is seeded first in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:06.79 ahead of University of Michigan-bound Emily Kopas, 17, of Swim Fort Lauderdale (1:09.94).

Atkinson is also entered in the 100-meter butterfly and 50-meter freestyle and will compete on three relays (800 freestyle, 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays). At the Commonwealth Games she will focus solely on the 50-, 100- and 200-meter breaststroke events.

“Alia has been working hard,” Anderson said. “We still have a scheduled lifting program Thursday and Sunday of this week. I know where she is training, but we want to see if she is on the right track with certain splits (50 breast and 200 free in relays). We want to see where she is at.

“It’s not only a tuneup for the Commonwealth Games, it is going to be an awesome team event for us,” Anderson said. “It’s also a tuneup for junior nationals and senior southern zones.”

Atkinson will be joined by 26 of her SOFLO teammates. They are Florida State-bound Marc Rojas, 20; Florida Gulf Coast sophomore Marcella Marinheiro, 19; Xavier Brown, 19; Ryan Capote, 16; Jordan Colon, 17; Esteban Diaz-Velasco, 15; Kathleen Golding, 13; Matthew Gonzalez, 19; Kylie Herman, 16; Kelley Heron, 14; Amber Hunter, 18; Olivia Katcher, 18; CJ Kopecki, 14; Florida International University-bound Maria Lopez, 18; Juan Lucas, 15; Ervin Marin, 14; Melissa Marinheiro, 17; Alfredo Mesa, 15; Delanie Perez, 13; Jessica Rodriguez, 15; Ronald Santos, 18; Jonathan Strod, 15; Bowie Suen, 18; Carly Swanson, 16; Liz Arlet Travieso, 15; Gustavo Valery, 16; and Alejandro Zambrano, 19.

The field features a good mix of Olympian, world and national champions, college and age group swimmers. Atkinson isn’t the only swimmer using it as a tuneup meet. Several swimmers are looking to gauge their training for upcoming meets including senior and junior nationals.

Elizabeth Beisel, Katie Hoff, Arkady Vyatchanin, Mitch D’Arrigo, Brad DeBorde, Sebastian Rousseau, Cristian Quintero, Arthur Frayler, Dan Wallace, Marcin Cieslak, Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez and Pavel Sankovich are among the field.

Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue, 25, a frequent training partner of Atkinson’s during holiday breaks at SOFLO, is seeded first in the 100-meter butterfly in 57.42.

Michigan-bound Clara Smiddy, 18, of AquaKids Sharks, is seeded first in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:00.51 and second in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:10.69.

Kopas is seeded first in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:32.58 just ahead of Hoff, 25, of Hurricane Aquatics in 2:32.64.

University of Florida’s Carlos Omana, 21, of Metro Aquatics is the highest seeded Florida Gold Coast male swimmer seeded third in the 400-meter individual medley.

In addition to SOFLO, Florida Gold Coast will be well-represented by 20 teams among the 79-team field of 776 swimmers.

Other FGC teams entered are AquaKids Sharks, Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton, Hurricane Aquatics, Coral Springs Swim Club, Golden Panther Aquatics, Gulliver, Hialeah Storm, Jupiter Dragons, Lake Lytal Lightning, Metro Aquatics, Miami Swimming, North Palm Beach, Oxbridge, Pine Crest Swimming, Plantation Swim Team, Rockway, St. Andrew’s Swimming and Swim Fort Lauderdale.

IF YOU GO

What: Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championship

When: Thursday-Sunday

Schedule: Thursday, timed finals 5 p.m.; Friday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Saturday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 4 p.m. finals.

Where: YMCA Aquatic Center, 8422 International Drive, Orlando

Webcast: Florida Swim Network will live stream the meet Friday through Sunday at FloridaSwimNetwork.com or tune in to its livestream channel.

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

SOFLO Makes More History At This Week’s Speedo Champion Series

SOFLO Makes More History At This Week’s Speedo Champion Series


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

July 17, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club will add another page to its history of accomplishments at this week’s Speedo Champion Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships in Orlando.

A record twenty-five swimmers will represent SOFLO at the meet. It is the largest contingent SOFLO has qualified for the elite meet in the team’s history.

SOFLO will be led by 15 females and 10 males, a combination of college and top age group and high school swimmers.

SOFLO will also compete in a meet record 10 relay events with 20 relay teams.

SOFLO swimmers competing are Endi Babi, 25, Xavier Brown, 18, Roger Capote, 17, Ryan Capote, 15, Jordan Colon, 16, Esteban Diaz-Velasco, 14, Star Fassler, 14, Matthew Gonzalez, 18, Kylie Herman, 16, Kelley Heron, 13, Amber Hunter, 17, CJ Kopecki, 14, Maria Lopez, 17, Juan Lucas, 14, Marcella Marinheiro, 18, Alexander Monti, 15, Carlo Morante, 20, Bianca Muniz, 21, Ivan Parada, 18, Delanie Perez, 13, Alex Rodriguez, 22, Jessica Rodriguez, 14, Marc Rojas, 19, Jonathan Strod, 14, and Gustavo Valery, 15.

The summer portion of the Speedo Champion Series features nine meets held in July and August around the country.

The four-day meet begins on Thursday at the YMCA Aquatic Center’s indoor facility with the distance events and 200-meter medley and freestyle relays.

SOFLO’s Melissa Marinheiro, 16, enjoying her best age group season, is seeded second in the 1500-meter freestyle (17:10.20) and will compete in the meet’s opening event.

The Speedo Champion Series Sectional is the first of two back-to-back meets for SOFLO. Next week SOFLO will compete in the FGC Senior Championships at Coral Springs.

At the Speedo meet, SOFLO will rub elbows with top teams Gator Swim Club, Bolles Swimming and Clearwater among a field of 64 teams and 629 swimmers.

The meet features a fast field.

Among top-seeds are Ashley Neidigh, 18, of Bolles; South African two-time Olympian Sebastien Rousseau of Gator Swim Club, two-time Olympic medalist Arkady Vyatchanin, 29, of New York, Erika Erndl, 35, of T2 Aquatics, Lauren Driscoll, 19, of Swim Fort Lauderdale, Emily Kopas, 16, of Sharks Aquatics and Tasija Karosas, 17, of St. Andrew’s Swimming.

In addition to SOFLO, several Florida Gold Coast teams competing are AK Sharks, Coral Springs Swim Club, Davie Nadadores, Golden Panthers Aquatics, Gulliver, Jupiter, Lake Lytal Lightning, Martin County, Metro Aquatics, Miami County Dade, North Miami, North Palm Beach, Plantation Swim Team, Pompano Beach, St. Andrew’s Swimming, SwimFast, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Wellington and Westminster Academy.

IF YOU GO

What: Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships

When: Thursday-Sunday.

Schedule: Thursday, 5 p.m. timed finals; Friday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Saturday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 4 p.m.

Where: YMCA Aquatic Center, 8422 International Drive, Orlando

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Take Big Step At Arena Grand Prix

SOFLO Swimmers Take Big Step At Arena Grand Prix


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

February 16, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got a chance to rub elbows with Olympians while gaining valuable big meet racing experience against top-caliber swimmers at the Arena Orlando Grand Prix.

SOFLO wrapped up a successful three-day meet performance at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center.

On the final day, Julien Pinon, 14, broke his own 13-14 Florida Gold Coast age group record he had broken earlier in the meet, in a 200-meter freestyle time trial in 1:56.28.

Melissa Marinheiro, 15, enjoying one of her finest early-season meets, swam a best time in the 800-meter freestyle to finish sixth in the championship final in 9:04.32, dropping from 9:07.32.

Kelley Heron, 13, swam a lifetime-best in the 200-meter backstroke in Sunday’s prelims in 2:31.42, dropping from 2:32.51. Heron swam a 100-meter backstroke time trial in 1:11.66.

Heron and Jessica Rodriguez also swam best times in the 800-meter freestyle. Heron swam 9:46.29. Rodriguez turned in 9:49.97.

Jacob Walters swam a lifetime-best in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:00.75. Walters swam 2:06.32 in the 200-meter freestyle time trial.

“Overall, I am very happy with our team,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said. “They learned a lot. It was definitely a stepping stone for the athletes who went.

“The younger kids now understand why they are training so hard and why we do the workouts we do in practice,” Anderson said. “For sure this is one of the best trips we have done. It was 100 percent successful.”

In Saturday night’s individual event championships:

Women’s 800-meter freestyle: Becca Mann of Clearwater Aquatics won her third event of the meet. She took the lead early and never relinquished it winning in a lifetime-best 8:27.37, fastest time in the world this year by two seconds. Six minutes after she finished, she jumped back in the pool for the 200-meter individual medley.

Women’s 200-meter individual medley: After swimming the 800, Mann pulled away and won her fourth event in 2:15.25 to complete a tough double. Mann took the lead on the breaststroke and took off in the freestyle. “I was hoping it was going to go like that, I was really happy,” Mann said. “It it was like a dream more than reality. I just forgot about the 800, that it never happened and focused on the IM. I felt it a little on the back, once I got to the breast and free I felt numb.”

Men’s 200-meter individual medley: Stroke for stroke after the first 100 meters, Ryan Lochte pulled away from Tyler Clary on the breaststroke to win his first event of the meet in 2:01.32. Clary was second in 2:02.91. Three 2012 Olympians were in the field.

Women’s 200-meter backstroke: Missy Franklin, 17, world record holder in the event, won her third race in 2:08.47 even though she said she felt out of rhythm.

Men’s 200-meter backstroke: Tyler Clary, after competing in the 200 IM, won in 1:57.85, the fastest time in the world this year. Clary took control on the third 50. Lochte was fifth. “I was just happy to break 2 minutes, I didn’t think I would go much faster,” Clary said. “That’s a shock. I was happy to pull it together.”

Women’s 100-meter freestyle: Missy Franklin pulled ahead of favorite Dana Vollmer in the final 10 meters to win her fourth event of the meet despite being sick in 55.37. “That felt great to race against my teammates. I think it helped to have a race before this one. I am feeling pretty good. I am definitely tired but if you don’t feel like this mid-season something is wrong with you.”

Men’s 100-meter freestyle: Anthony Ervin went out lightning-quick and held on in the last 30 meters to win in 49.85. “I just went for it and felt the pain on my way home,” Ervin said.

Men’s 1500-meter freestyle: Michael Klueh, 25, of Club Wolverine led from start to finish to win in 15:29.34. Five different countries were represented in the final that also featured two Florida Gold Coast swimmers, Lance Rutkin and Joey Pedraza.

SATURDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

200-meter individual medley: 1. Becca Mann, Clearwater 2:15.25, 2. Alexa Komarnycky, Island 2:16.98, 3. Carolyn McCann, King Aquatics 2:18.13; FGC Results: 11. Laura Gutierrez, Davie 2:22.60, 12. Rachael Bradford-Feldman, SAS 2:22.81, 15. Darby Goodwin, SAS 2:25.16, 16. Casey Francis, PC 2:28.47, 33. Allison Kopas, Davie 2:30.74, 34. Lindsey Swartz, PC 2:31.55, 38. Jessica Conway, SAS 2:33.05, 39. Caroline Schirmer, SAS 2:33.24, 42. Emma Madden, SAS 2:33.57, 43. Caroline Nava, PC 2:33.65, 44. Mia Fiorenzi, Davie 2:34.41, 46. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:35.21.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Missy Franklin, Colorado 2:08.47, 2. Hilary Caldwell, PSW 2:11.11, 3. Kylie Stewart, 2:11.48; FGC Results: 8. Tasija Karosas, SAS 2:15.93, 37. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:30.24, 39. Tyla Martin, PC 2:30.39, 40. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:30.49, 41. Caroline Schirmer, SAS 2:30.63, 45. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:31.42, 50. Maria Lopez, SOFLO 2:33.52, 51. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:34.38, 52. Allison Kopas, Davie 2:35.92.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Missy Franklin, Colorado 55.37, 2. Christine Magnuson, Tucson 55.99, 3. Dana Vollmer, California 56.06; FGC Results: 9. Megan Moroney, SAS 57.64, 35. Carla Robles, MAC 1:00.16, 38. Darby Goodwin, SAS 1:00.25, 39. Arianna Noya, MAC 1:00.41, 41. Isabella Paez, MAC 1:00.60, 46. Brenna Ruth, SAS 1:01.04, 47. Alina Schulhofer, Davie 1:01.05, 50. Angelia Cicenia, Davie 1:01.14, 53. Tyla Martin, PC 1:01.32, 54. Olivia Katcher, SFTL 1:01.35, 58. Mia Fiorenzi, Davie 1:01.77, 60. Marta Ciesla, PC 1:01.96, 64. Brittany Hammond, PC 1:02.10, 67. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 1:02.33, 70. Jessica Conway, SAS 1:02.61, 71. Evita Leter, MAC 1:02.70, 72. Hannah Veale, PC 1:02.99.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Becca Mann, Clearwater 8:27.37, 2. Ashley Steenvoorden, Unattached 8:38.06, 3. Alexa Komarnycky, Island 8:41.67; FGC Results: 4. Sam Arevallo Salinas, Davie 8:46.77, 6. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 9:07.32, 10. Casey Francis, PC 9:08.98, 15. Olivia Katcher, SFTL 9:19.09, 16. Daniella Vandenberg, Davie 9:19.89, 20. Daniela Veloza, Davie 9:25.59, 27. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 9:46.29, 29. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 9:49.97.

400-meter medley relay: 1. Germany 4:17.11, 2. York YMCA 4:20.14, 3. Dynamo 4:21.80; FGC Results: 6. St. Andrew’s 4:25.89, 8. Davie 4:35.95.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley: 1. Ryan Lochte, Daytona Beach 2:01.32, 2. Tyler Clary, Club Wolverine 2:02.91, 3. Conor Dwyer, Gators 2:03.39; 44. Fernando Bohorquez, Davie 2:20.63; 48. Kevin Matheus, SAS 2:20.94, 50. Alex Evenson, PC 2:21.33, 52. Brian Arnaud, CSSC: 2:21.75.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Tyler Clary, Club Wolverine 1:57.85, 2. Yannick Lebherz, Germany 1:59.31, 3. Ryan Murphy, Bolles 1:59.92; FGC Results: 37. Luke Hayhoe, SAS 2:16.74, 54. Nico Medina, Davie 2:25.66.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Anthony Ervin, California 49.85, 2. Robbie Renwick, Scotland 50.36, 3. Kevin Leithold, Bitterfielder SV 50.83; FGC Results: 11. Dylan Carter, Davie 52.18, 12. Roberto Gomez, Davie 52.26, 33. Jabari Baptiste, Davie 53.73, 39. Gage Kohner, SAS 54.17, 42. Yanouck Tyriseva, Davie 54.39, 43. Franco Lupoli, Davie 54.41, 44. Zuhayr Pigot, MAC 54.46, 44. Jordy Groters, Davie 54.46, 51. Keegan Boisson-Yates, CSSC 55.04, 53. Kevin Matheus, SAS 55.13, 58. Arvin Moradi, Davie 55.49, 59. Lucas Brito, Davie 55.74, 61. Shawn Warner, SAS 55.79, 64. William Haeffner, PC 56.07, 69. Quinn Cassidy, SAS 56.19, 70. Alex Lilley, Davie 56.25, 77. Wayne Denswil, MAC 56.74, 78. Nicholas Conrad, SAS 56.90, 83. Alexander Behnam, PC 57.31.

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Michael Klueh, Club Wolverine 15:29.34, 2. Esteban Enderica, Davie 15:34.82, 3. Arturo Perez Vertti, Mexico 15:48.82.

400-meter medley relay: 1. Germany 3:47.67, 2. Swim On 3:49.02, 3. Bolles 3:51.83; FGC Results: 5. Davie 3:57.48.

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