Grubbs, Mora Triple Winners For Gold; Dinehart, Bono Double Winners For National


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, August 8, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club Gold and National swimmers got in a little more racing Saturday at the second SOFLO Intrasquad Meet.

In an idealic setting at Academic Village Pool, where stringent COVID-19 guidelines were observed throughout the four-hour meet, 15-and-over swimmers got the chance to race against each other in mixed events over two sessions.

Sophia Grubbs, 15, and Juan Mora, 16, were triple winners for the Gold group.

Grubbs won the girls’ 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.08; 100-yard freestyle in a best time 58.13, shaving 1.13 off her previous best; and 400-yard individual medley in 5:01.19. She was sixth, 14th and 10th respectively in the mixed events against the boys.

Grubbs was also top finisher in the women’s gold pentathlon with 1,641 total points for three events.

Mora won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.42; 100-yard freestyle in 48.85; and 400-yard individual medley in 4:24.15. He was also the boys’ gold pentathlon winner with 1,830 points for three events.

In the second session for National team swimmers, Olivia Dinehart, 15, and Dominic Bono, 17, were double winners.

Dinehart won the 100-yard breaststroke and was second overall against the boys in 1:04.22 and won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:21.51 and was 12th overall. She was also second in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.71. Dinehart was top points finisher in the national team pentathlon with 2,265 points for three events.

Bono won the 100-yard backstroke in 53.69 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:08.84. Bono was third in the pentathlon standings with 1,792.

Philopatier Ibrahim, 17, was top finisher in the pentathlon with 2,010 points for three events, the only boys swimmer to crack 2,000.

The meet featured two sessions (Gold and National) with a maximum of 30 swimmers each. During each session, swimmers were divided into “heats,” determined by the seeding for the stroke events (3-5 and 8-10). The heats stayed together as a group throughout the meet and rotated around the deck.

There was a heat racing or preparing to race, a heat in the warm-down lanes (one lane per athlete), and a heat “on deck” waiting in their socially-distant chairs.

The “on deck” waiting area had three groups of 10 chairs separated by 6 feet. Each athlete had a designated chair for their equipment and mask. They sat in their chair when not racing or warming down.

There was about 10 minutes between racing heats.

The meet was run without volunteers (other than the minimum number of USA Swimming officials required). No spectators were allowed on deck. However, the entire meet was live streamed on SOFLO’s Facebook page.

The 15-and-under groups including Senior Development, Silver and other age groups will have the opportunity to do the same format Aug. 22 and Aug. 29. Some events will be scaled down.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GOLD

15-and-over 100-yard butterfly:

BOYS: 1. Juan Colmenares 54.42, 2. Juancamilo Rivero 54.58, 3. Alejandro Mateus 57.19.
GIRLS: 1. JennaMarie Brames 1:05.01, 2. Daniela Curbelo 1:07.24.

15-and-over 100-yard backstroke:

BOYS: 1. Nathaniel Garrick 59.34, 2. Nick Chaimowicz 1:01.05, 3. David Diaz Venturo 1:15.13.

GIRLS: 1. Sofia Osorio 1:09.19.

15-and-over 100-yard breaststroke:

BOYS: 1. Juan Mora 1:00.42, 2. Manuel Melendez 1:03.63, 3. Anthony Robaina 1:03.89.

GIRLS: 1. Sophia Grubbs 1:08.08, 2. Sabrina Osorio 1:14.52, 3. Yolanda Torres 1:23.11.

15-and-over 100-yard freestyle:

BOYS: 1. Juan Mora 48.85, 2. Juan Colmenares 49.71, 3. Anthony Robaina 50.91.

GIRLS: 1. Sophia Grubbs 58.13, 2. JennaMarie Brames 59.36, 3. Daniela Curbelo 1:01.99.

15-and-over 400-yard individual medley:

BOYS: 1. Juan Mora 4:24.15, 2. Juan Colmenares 4:34.80, 3. Nick Chaimowicz 4:36.96.

GIRLS: 1. Sophia Grubbs 5:01.19, 2. JennaMarie Brames 5:04.22, 3. Sabrina Osorio 5:12.06.

NATIONAL
15-and-over 100-yard butterfly:

BOYS: 1. Miguel Sierra 50.54, 2. Carlos Vasquez 51.21, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 51.92.
GIRLS: 1. Paige Lane 58.36, 2. Maddie Smutny 58.90, 3. Gabby Banks 1:00.81.

15-and-over 100-yard backstroke:

BOYS: 1. Dominic Bono 53.69, 2. Sebastian Lares 53.88, 3. Michael Arias 56.82.

GIRLS: 1. Elena Dinehart 1:00.12, 2. Mallory Schleicher 1:01.48.

15-and-over 100-yard breaststroke:

BOYS: 1. Joseph Lee 1:02.07, 2. John Paul Handal 1:07.00.

GIRLS: 1. Olivia Dinehart 1:04.22, 2. Molly Golding 1:09.26, 3. Sally Golding 1:11.28.

15-and-over 100-yard freestyle:

BOYS: 1. Michael Arias 47.93, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim 48.13, 3. Carlos Vasquez 49.06.

GIRLS: 1. Gabby Banks 51.04, 2. Olivia Dinehart 52.71, 3. Paige Lane 54.17.

15-and-over 400-yard individual medley:

BOYS: 1. Dominic Bono 4:08.84, 2. Cameron Taddonio 4:10.53, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:11.79.

GIRLS: 1. Olivia Dinehart 4:31.51, 2. Mallory Schleicher 4:39.91, 3. Maddie Smutny 4:40.91.

WOMEN GOLD PENTATHLON: 1. Sophia Grubbs 1,641, 2. JennaMarie Brames 1,354, 3. Sabrina Osorio, 1,171.

MEN GOLD PENTATHLON: 1. Juan Mora 1,830, 2. Juan Colmenares 1,611, 3. Manuel Melendez 1,362.

WOMEN NATIONAL PENTATHLON: 1. Olivia Dinehart 2,265, 2. Maddie Smutny 1,929, 3. Elena Dinehart 1,917.

MEN NATIONAL PENTATHLON: 1. Philopatier Ibrahim 2,010, 2. Carlos Vasquez 1,906, 3. Dominic Bono 1,792.

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

Cypress Bay Sweeps Everglades, Pompano Beach, Finishes Dual Meet Season Undefeated, Ready For Districts


By Sharon Robb

POMPANO BEACH, October 11, 2019–Cypress Bay is more than ready for the post-season after finishing the regular season undefeated after Thursday wins over Pompano Beach and Everglades.

The Lightning girls defeated Pompano Beach, 132-53, and Everglades, 136-41. In the other matchup, Pompano Beach topped Everglades, 111-58.

Cypress Bay swept all three girls relays and won four individual events including Paige Lane in the 100-yard freestyle in 55.68.

Everglades had three individual winners including Sarah Acevedo in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.84.

The Lightning boys defeated Pompano Beach, 107-63, and Everglades, 102-65. Pompano Beach edged Everglades, 85-84, in the other matchup.

Cypress Bay won two boys relays and had three individual winners including Philopatier Ibrahim in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.69.

Among winners for Everglades were Juan Colmenares and Alejandro Mateus.

Christina Hilton of Pompano Beach won the 1-meter diving with 225.85 points. Double winner Rafael Santos, Alexandro Marquez and Lorelei Bennett led the Tornadoes with wins.

With plenty of talent and depth, Cypress Bay will now fine tune to try and defend its title at the Oct. 29 District 10-4A at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex Michael Lohberg School of Champions.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
Cypress Bay 132, Pompano Beach 53
Cypress Bay 136, Everglades 41
Pompano Beach 111, Everglades 58

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:57.72 (Ellie Koch, Patricia Perdomo, Elizabeth Riley, Jemma Kelly), 2. Cypress Bay C 2:06.34, 3. Pompano Beach A 2:07.34.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Nicole Bellardi, CB 1:59.50, 2. Summer Schulte, PB 2:03.19, 3. Lorelei Bennett, PB 2:09.72.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Ana Villamil, CB 2:16.00, 2. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 2:19.84, 3. Ellie Koch, CB 2:21.78.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Isabelle Hastings, EVER 25.22, 2. Jemma Kelly, CB 25.25, 3. Paige Lane, CB 26.07.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Christina Hilton, PB 225.85, 2. Cecilia Bernardi, CB 200.95, 3. Virginia Peralta, CB 182.62.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Nishat Daulatana, EVER 54.85, 2. Gaby Banks, CB 1:02.94, 3. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:05.78.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Paige Lane, CB 55.68, 2. Summer Schulte, PB 56.47, 3. Jacque Lugo, CB 57.25.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Lorelei Bennett, PB 5:39.25, 2. Emma Twombly, CB 5:44.32, 3. Sofia Jackson, EVER 6:06.81.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:41.81 (Paige Lane, Jemma Kelly, Nicole Ballardi, Gaby Banks), 2. Cypress Bay B 1:48.90, 3 Pompano Beach 1:56.50.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 1:06.84, 2. Jemma Kelly, CB 1:08.66, 3. Juliana Fronimakis-Liu, CB 1:11.93.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Patricia Perdomo, CB 1:11.12, 2. Nicole Bellardi, CB 1:14.81, 3. Victoria Zlateva, PB 1:17.13.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 3:50.18 (Gaby Banks, Elizabeth Riley, Nicole Bellardi, Paige Lane), 2. Cypress Bay B 3:57.50, 3. Pompano Beach A 4:04.76.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
Cypress Bay 107, Pompano Beach 63
Cypress Bay 102, Everglades 65
Pompano Beach 85, Everglades 84

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Everglades A 1:45.03 (Juan Colmenares, Leonardo Mateus, Alejandro Mateus, Samuel Jackson), 2. Cypress Bay A 1:46.06, 3. Pompano Beach A 1:46.34.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Juan Colmenares, EVER 1:49.28, 2. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 1:53.56, 3. Diego Machado, CB 1:54.84.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:00.69, 2. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:02.69, 3. Alejandro Mateus, EVER 2:04.69.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 21.62, 2. Samuel Jackson, EVER 21.91, 3. Ethan Arias, PB 23.00.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Yesh Mandava, CB 56.78, 2. Jack D’Avi, CB 57.59, 3. Steven Gary, PB 59.43.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 48.16, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 49.22, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 50.72.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Alejandro Mateus, EVER 5:09.78, 2. Steven Gary, PB 5:16.88, 3. Ricardo Salas, CB 5:18.53.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:32.91 (Diego Machado, Luis Bucaro, Yesh Mandava, Santiago Homes), 2. Cypress Bay B 1:33.12, 3. Everglades 1:33.91.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Alexandro Marquez, PB 56.62, 2. Jack D’Avi, CB 59.47, 3. Aldo Zepeda, EVER 1:02.95.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Santiago Homes, CB 1:05.75, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:06.47, 3. Manuel Melendez, EVER 1:06.97.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 3:20.90 (Luis Bucaro, Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi, Diego Machado), 2. Cypress Bay B 3:39.72, 3. Pompano Beach A 3:44.36.

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

Cypress Bay Lightning Remains Undefeated, Sweeps Taravella


By Sharon Robb

WESTON, September 19, 2019–With the Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships still two weeks away, Cypress Bay is already a clear-cut favorite to defend its titles.

The Lightning has been dominating its BCAA opponents in dual and tri-meets this season including Wednesday night’s meet against Taravella at the Weston Family YMCA Pool.

Cypress Bay girls defeated Taravella, 348-148, and the boys won, 320-190. Stranahan forfeited wins to Cypress Bay and Taravella.

The girls swept all three relays and all eight individual events.

Nicol Bellardi and Ellie Koch were double winners for the Lightning.

Bellardi won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:14.54 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:27.46. Bellardi was also a member of two winning relays, the 200- and 400-yard freestyles.

Koch won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:04.81 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.58. She also led off the winning 200-yard medley relay.

The Lightning boys team was nearly as dominant winning all but two events won by double winner Juan Domecq in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke.

Philopatier Ibrahim and Luis Bucaro were Cypress Bay double winners. Ibrahim won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.81 and 100-yard butterfly in 55.55.

Bucaro won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.44 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:56.64.

COMBINED
Cypress Bay 668, Taravella 338
Cypress Bay 700, Stranahan 0
Taravella 506, Stranahan 0

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
Cypress Bay 348, Taravella 148
Cypress Bay 350, Stranahan 0
Taravella 242, Stranahan 0

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:56.04 (Ellie Koch, Patricia Perdomo, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks), 2. Cypress Bay B, 1:59.75, 3. Cypress Bay C, 2:16.33.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Jacque Lugo, CB 2:07.37, 2. Karina Manrique, CB 2:14.86, 3. Isabella Ginestra, CB 2:19.26.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:14.54, 2. Ana Villamil, CB 2:16.17, 3. Juliana Fronimakis-Liu, CB 2:30.92.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Paige Lane, CB 26.14, 2. Rianna Martin, TAR 26.70, 3. Emma Twombly, CB 27.51.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:04.81, 2. Daniela Ortiz, CB 1:11.10, 3. Mia Virto, CB 1:23.12.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Gaby Banks, CB 55.18, 2. Elizabeth Riley, CB 59.47, 3. Karina Manrique, CB 1:01.20.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Nicol Bellardi, CB 5:27.46, 2. Istana Pae, CB 6:50.89, 3. Paulina Munoz, CB 7:08.46.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:43.06 (Paige Lane, Jemma Kelly, Nicol Bellardi, Gaby Banks), 2. Cypress Bay B 1:46.88, 3. Cypress Bay C 2:04.38.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:04.58, 2. Maria Vegas, CB 1:22.00, 3. Valeria Hernandez, CB 1:30.36.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Ana Villamil, CB 1:10.13, 2. Patricia Perdomo, CB 1:13.90, 3. Juliana Fronimakis-Liu, CB 1:18.29.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 3:51.41 (Gaby Banks, Elizabeth Riley, Nicol Bellardi, Paige Lane), 2. Cypress Bay B, 3:56.68, 3. Cypress Bay C 4:41.08.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
Cypress Bay 320, Taravella 190
Cypress Bay 350, Stranahan 0
Taravella 264, Stranahan 0

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:45.36 (Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Diego Machado, Jack D’Avi), 2. Taravella A 1:46.72, 3. Cypress Bay B 1:51.82.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:51.44, 2. Isaac Paiz, CB 2:04.58, 3. Nick Pototsky, TAR 2:16.86.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:02.81, 2. Greg Trimble, TAR 2:08.08, 3. Yesh Mandava, CB 2:19.58.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Juan Domecq, TAR 23.84, 2. Darien Hategan, CB 23.98, 3. Samuel Manrique, CB 24.80.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 55.55, 2. Darion Louis-Jeune, TAR 56.49, 3. R.J. Martin, TAR 1:06.13.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Diego Machado, CB 50.65, 2. JonPaul Werra, CB 57.81, 3. Sebastian Montes, CB 1:05.74.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:56.64, 2. Greg Trimble, TAR 5:09.88, 3. Yesh Mandava, CB 5:33.18.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:35.19 (Diego Machado, Ibrahim Philopatier, Luis Bucaro, Jack D’Avi), 2. Cypress Bay B 1:35.88, 3. Taravella A 1:36.79.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:04.22, 2. Michael Sell, CB 1:16.54, 3. Julian Anton, TAR 1:33.10.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Juan Domecq, TAR 1:02.30, 2. Darion Louis-Jeune, TAR 1:08.07, 3. Samuel Manrique, CB 2:19.58.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 3:30.52 (Luis Bucaro, Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi, Diege Machado), 2. Cypress Bay B 3:39.32, 3. Cypress Bay C 3:47.90.

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

Cypress Bay Remains Undefeated, Sweeps Cooper City, Western; SOFLO Swimmers Shine


By Sharon Robb

COOPER CITY, September 12, 2019—Cypress Bay continued its winning ways in the BCAA with impressive wins over Cooper City and Western.

The Lightning girls’ team, led by double winner Gaby Banks, defeated a talented Cooper City team, 115-74, and Western, 149-35. In the other meet, Cooper City defeated Western, 121-63.

With depth and talent, Cypress Bay swept the girls’ relays and piled up seconds and thirds.

Banks, who represents Jamaica internationally, won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.16 and 100-yard freestyle in 53.84. Teammate Ellie Koch won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.39.

For Cooper City, Molly Golding was a double winner in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke. Mallory Schleicher also won two events in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle. Sally Golding won the 200-yard individual medley.

In the boys’ competition, Cypress Bay topped Cooper City, 106-60, and Western, 118-52. In the other match up, Cooper City defeated Western, 110-69.

Cypress Bay piled up the points sweeping all three boys’ relays. Philopatier Ibrahim was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley and 500-yard freestyle.

Luis Bucaro and Jack D’Avi also picked up wins for the Lightning.

Cooper City’s Robert Wilson was a double winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.53 and 100-yard butterfly in 55.09.

GIRLS
Cypress Bay 115, Cooper City 74
Cypress Bay 149, Western 35
Cooper City 121, Western 63

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:53.21, 2. Cooper City 1:56.20, 3. Cypress Bay 1:56.99.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:58.00, 2. Paige Lane, CB 2:01.45, 3. Jennamarie Brames, CC 2:07.71.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Sally Golding, CC 2:15.60, 2. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:17.46, 3. Ana Villamil, CB 2:17.91.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.16, 2. Kate Kaplan, CC 25.48, 3. Lia, CB 27.64.

1-meter diving:
1. Egret, WES 279.25, 2. Bernardi, CB 221.35, 3. Barkley, CC 212.40.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Molly Golding, CC 1:01.46, 2. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 1:04.87, 3. Camila Gonzalez Vasquez, CB 1:07.98.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Gaby Banks, CB 53.84, 2. Paige Lane, CB 57.41, 3. Kate Kaplan, CC 58.28.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:13.32, 2. Nicol Bellardi, CB 5:31.50, 3. Jennamarie Brames, CC 5:37.15.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:44.57, 2. Cooper City 1:50.37, 3. Cypress Bay 1:51.82.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:03.39, 2. Coughlin, CC 1:04.88, 3. Ranalli, CC 1:07.41.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Molly Golding, CC 1:05.93, 2. Ana Villamil, CB 1:10.97, 3. Patricia Perdomo, CB 1:11.39.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 3:49.41, 2. Cooper City 3:52.70, 3. Cypress Bay 4:11.53.

BOYS
Cypress Bay 106, Cooper City 60
Cypress Bay 118, Western 52
Cooper City 110, Western 69

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:43.83, 2. Western 1:46.08, 3. Cooper City 1:56.03.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:50.85, 2. Diego Machado, CB 1:51.94, 3. Mark Zhang, CC 1:54.09.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:03.28, 2. Valdivieso, WES 2:03.36, 3. Javier Roman, CC 2:03.59.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Robert Wilson, CC 22.53, 2. Yesh Mandava, CB 23.14, 3. Rovira, CC 23.77.

1-meter diving:
1. Tyler Flowers, CC.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Robert Wilson, CC 55.09, 2. Rendon, WES 55.18, 3. Diego Machado, CB 55.72.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Jack D’Avi, CB 49.71, 2. Mark Zhang, CC 51.18, 3. Juan Rosas, CB 52.81.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 4:52.32, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 5:02.21, 3. Michael, WES 5:07.83.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:12.59, 2. Cooper City 1:31.93, 3. Cypress Bay 1:34.90.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Rendon, WES 56.90, 2. Jack D’Avi, CB 57.51, 3. Cline, CC 57.74.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Rohanyi, WES 1:01.32, 2. Santiago Homes, CB 1:02.90, 3. Javier Roman, CC 1:04.43.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 3:20.90, 2. Cooper City 3:23.52, 3. Western 3:31.18.

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

Cypress Bay Lightning Strikes Again, Sweeps Fort Lauderdale, Everglades


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, September 4, 2019—Cypress Bay High School’s swim teams continue to impress with talent and depth.

The Lightning girls’ team remained undefeated with a 136-49 victory over Fort Lauderdale and 142-36 win over Everglades. In the other dual, host Fort Lauderdale defeated Everglades, 114-60.

The Lightning boys also remained undefeated with a 107-62 win over Everglades and 110-60 victory over Fort Lauderdale. In the third dual, Fort Lauderdale defeated Everglades, 93-76.

Cypress Bay had two girls’ double winners. Freshman Nicol Bellardi won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:16.32 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:18.20.

Senior Gaby Banks won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.38 and 100-yard freestyle in 53.71.

Cypress Bay won the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays. Fort Lauderdale won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:39.35.

Cypress Bay ended up winning eight individual events.

The only non-Cypress Bay individual winner was junior Sarah Acevedo of Everglades, winner of the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.43.

The boys’ team also had two double winners.

Senior Diego Machado won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.45 and 100-yard butterfly in 55.55.

Junior Philopatier Ibrahim won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.97 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:56.37.

Cypress Bay also won the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Everglades also had a double winner. Samuel Jackson won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.68 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.40. He also anchored the winning 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:44.28 with teammates Juan Colmenares and Leonardo and Alejandro Mateus.

Fort Lauderdale’s Georgy Goncharov won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.31.

GIRLS
Fort Lauderdale 114, Everglades 60
Cypress Bay 136, Fort Lauderdale 49
Cypress Bay 142, Everglades 36

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay A (Koch, Perdomo, Lugo, Banks), 2. Cypress Bay B 2:04.92, 3. Fort Lauderdale 2:04.93.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 2:02.14, 2. Elizabeth Riley, CB 2:07.30, 3. Riley Barnhardt, FTL 2:08.37.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:16.32, 2. Ellie Koch, CB 2:23.88, 3. Patricia Perdomo, CB 2:27.50.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.38, 2. Jemma Kelly, CB 26.48, 3. Karina Manrique, CB 27.28.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Cecilia Bernardi, CB 218.80, 2. Anastacia Van Gent, CB 202.95, 3. Maria Peralta, CB 190.55.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 1:03.43, 2. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:03.91, 3. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 1:04.16.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 53.71, 2. Paige Lane, CB 56.95, 3. Karina Manrique, CB 59.61.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nicol Bellardi, CB 5:18.20, 2. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:18.20, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, FTL 5:37.54.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale 1:39.35 (Barnhardt, Lucas, Maisonette, Patrocinio), 2. Cypress Bay A 1:46.09 (Koch, Kelly, Lane, Bellardi), 3. Cypress Bay B 1:51.11.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:03.84, 2. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 1:08.20, 3. Luiza Patrocinio, FTL 1:09.03.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Patricia Perdomo, CB 1:13.26, 2. Charlotte Lucas, FTL 1:16.83, 3. Camila Gonzalez, CB 1:18.95.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 3:50.64 (Banks, Bellardi, Lugo, Lane), 2. Cypress Bay B 4:00.47, 3. Everglades 4:39.44.

BOYS
Cypress Bay 107, Everglades 62
Cypress Bay 110, Fort Lauderdale 60
Fort Lauderdale 93, Everglades 76

200-yard medley relay: 1. Everglades 1:44.28 (Juan Colmenares, Leonardo Mateus, Alejandro Mateus, Samuel Jackson), 2. Fort Lauderdale 1:44.78, 3. Cypress Bay 1:45.17.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Diego Machado, CB 1:50.45, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:51.60, 3. Juan Colmenares, EVER 1:54.36.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:02.97, 2. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:04.38, 3. Alejandro Mateus, EVER 2:08.29.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Samuel Jackson, EVER 22.68, 2. Juan Rosas, CB 23.35, 3. Daniel Lilley, FTL 23.49.

1-meter springboard diving: None

100-yard butterfly: 1. Diego Machado, CB 55.55, 2. Myles Felt, FTL 55.80, 3. Juan Colmenares, EVER 56.38.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Samuel Jackson, EVER 50.40, 2. Jack D’Avi, CB 50.59, 3. Daniel Lilley, FTL 51.71.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 4:56.37, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:47.98, 3. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 5:06.65.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:34.04 (Luis Bucaro, Philopatier Ibrahim, Samuel Manrique, Diego Machado), 2. Fort Lauderdale 1:34.46, 3. Cypress Bay 1:35.11.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Yesh Mandava, CB 57.73, 2. Daniel Givskov, FTL 57.79, 3. Alejandro Mateus, EVER 58.01.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Georgy Goncharov, FTL 1:06.31, 2. Manuel Melendez, EVER 1:07.11, 3. Santiago Homes, CB 1:08.25.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 3:22.85 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi, Luis Bucaro, Diego Machado), 2. Everglades 3:29.31, 3. Cypress Bay B 3:43.10.

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

Cypress Bay Dominates Season Opener With Impressive Wins


By Sharon Robb

WESTON, August 29, 2019—-Cypress Bay, the most dominant Broward County public high school swim program last season, took up where it left off in its season opener.

With talent and depth, Cypress Bay girls defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 170-110, and Coral Glades, 191-77.

Cypress Bay boys were just as impressive defeating St. Thomas Aquinas, 173-97, and Coral Glades, 163.50-100.50.

The girls swept all three relays and won every individual event except one.

SOFLO’s Paige Lane was the only double winner capturing the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.94 and 100-yard freestyle in 57.33.

SOFLO’s Gaby Banks, coming off the FINA World Junior Championships for Jamaica, won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.35.

Jack D’Avi led the Cypress Bay boys with two wins in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.88 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.50.

SOFLO’s Philopatier Ibrahim won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:55.02 for Cypress Bay.

SOFLO’s Lance Lesage was St. Thomas Aquinas only individual winner in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.80. Lesage was coming off the Speedo Junior Championships.

COMBINED TEAM SCORES
Cypress Bay 343, St. Thomas Aquinas 216
Cypress Bay 354.50, Coral Glades, 177.50
St. Thomas Aquinas 300, Coral Glades 206

GIRLS
Cypress Bay 170, St. Thomas Aquinas 119
Cypress Bay 191, Coral Glades 77
St. Thomas Aquinas 183, Coral Glades 83

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:53.11, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:56.43, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas B 2:02.92.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 1:59.94, 2. Chambers, STA 2:04.18, 3. Elizabth Riley, CB 2:05.28.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Bellardi, CB 2:16.25, 2. Villamil, CB 2:17.54, 3. Ellie Koch, CB 2:19.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.35, 2. Kelly, CB 26.42, 3. Gonzalez, CB 27.98.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:03.36, 2. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 1:03.87, 3. T. Landron, STA 1:04.05.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 57.33, 2. Bannister, STA 57.33, 3. J. Kelly, CB 58.62.

500-yard freestyle: 1. C. Hartung, CGL 5:08.75, 2. Bellardi, CB 5:28.61, 3. G. Chambers, STA 5:33.19.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:46.70, 2. Cypress Bay B 1:48.26, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:48.68.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:03.17, 2. Bannister, STA 1:06.06, 3. Flynn, CGL 1:07.92.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Villamil, CB 1:11.15, 2. Fimiano, STA 1:11.82, 3. Nigro, STA 1:15.23.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 3:50.37, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas A 3:53.21, 3. Cypress Bay B 4:13.98.

BOYS
Cypress Bay 173, St. Thomas Aquinas 97
Cypress Bay 163.50, Coral Glades 100.50
Coral Glades 123, St. Thomas Aquinas 117

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:45.37, 2. Coral Glades 1:46.35, 3. Cypress Bay 1:46.38.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Bonasera, CGL 1:52.05, 2. Diego Machado, CB 1:52.21, 3. Grady, STA 1:56.08.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Doyle, CGL 2:00.29, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:00.76, 3. Lance Lesage, STA 2:05.19.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Jack D’Avi, CB 22.88, 2. Gonzalez, CGL 24.09, 3. Homes, CB 24.10.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Diego Machado, CB 56.75, 2. Gonzalez, CGL 56.90, 3. Faulkner, STA 57.45.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jack D’Avi, CB 50.50, 2. Rosas, CB 51.64, 3. Garzon, STA 53.96.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 4:55.02, 2. Bonasera, CGL 5:08.95, 3. Grady, STA 5:15.81.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:36.04, 2. Cypress Bay B 1:39.12, 3. Coral Glades 1:40.32.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 52.80, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 55.43, 3. Mandava, CB 57.04.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Grant Aran, CGL 1:07.86, 2. Samuel Manrique, CB, 3. Homes, CB 1:08.73.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 3:23.25, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas A 3:30.13, 3. Cypress Bay B 3:50.85.

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

SOFLO Leads After Day One Of FGC Senior Championships; Mary Smutny Double Winner


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, March 22, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club took the early lead on Day One of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Friday night at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO leads the combined team standings with a whopping 1,153 points. Azura Florida Aquatics is second with 936 and East Coast Aquatic Club is third with 781. Defending champion Metro Aquatics is eighth with 306.

SOFLO also leads the boys team standings with 637 points followed by Azura with 512 and Gulliver with 352.

East Coast Aquatic Club, led by Chade Nersicio and Anna Auld, leads the girls team standings with 736 followed by SOFLO with 516 and Azura with 424.

SOFLO’s top finisher was University of Texas-bound Mary Smutny, a double winner in the women’s open 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.24 and 200-yard butterfly in 1:58.77. She was also a member of SOFLO’s two third-place relay teams. She has 48 points in high point.

Other individual SOFLO champions were:

Lance Lesage, 15-16 200-yard backstroke, 1:50.05.

Philopatier Ibrahim, 15-16 200-yard butterfly, 1:52.90.

Four SOFLO swimmers placed in the top seven of the 15-16 boys 500-yard freestyle. They were Philopatier Ibrahim, second; Dominic Bono, fourth, Nicolas Rossi, fifth and Lance Lesage, seventh.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Mallory Schleicher, 15-16 500-yard freestyle, second, 5:00.76.

Kathleen Golding, open 500-yard freestyle, second 4:55.78; 100-yard individual medley, third 58.86.

Sarah Acevedo, 200-yard butterfly, third 2:07.55.

Molly Golding, 50-yard breaststroke, third 31.46.

Rafael Rodriguez, 200-yard butterfly, third 1:50.29; 100-yard individual medley, second, 52.91.

Juan Pablo Pineda, 50-yard breaststroke, second, 27.40.

SOFLO boys took fourth and eighth places in the relays.

SOFLO has 59 swimmers competing in 350 individual events and 18 relays in 10 relay events over three days.

SOFLO is trying to make history by winning both seniors and JO titles in the same short course season for the sixth time in the team’s 19-year history. Last weekend SOFLO won the FGC Junior Olympics for the ninth consecutive year and tenth overall.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,153, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 936, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 781, 4. Gulliver Swim Club 738.5, 5. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 535, 6. TS Aquatics 389, 7, Pine Crest Swimming 378, 8. Metro Aquatics 306, 9. Swim Fort Lauderdale 290.5, 10. City of Hialeah Storm 262.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 637, 2. Azura 512, 3. Gulliver 352.6, 4. Pine Crest 228, 5. Metro Aquatics 221, 6. St. Andrew’s 216, 7. River City Aquatics 216, 8. TS Aquatics 166, 9. Swim Fort Lauderdale 154.5, 10. City of Hialeah 132.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 736, 2. SOFLO 516, 3. Azura 424, 4. Gulliver 386, 5. St. Andrew’s 319, 6. TS Aquatics 223, 7. Pine Crest 150, 8. Swim Fort Lauderdale 136, 9. City of Hialeah 130, 10. YMCA of South Florida 97.

GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:50.84, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 5:00.76, 3. Ella Martinez, ECAC 5:01.51; SOFLO: 9. Sarah Acevedo 5:15.14, 10. Lucy Smutny 5:19.60, 11. Michelle Marinheiro 5:19.62; Open 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 4:51.24, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:55.78, 3. Shauna Abair, ECAC 4:58.91.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. East Coast 1:34.88, 2. Azura 1:36.85, 3. SOFLO 1:37.16 (Kathleen Golding, Mary Smutny, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks), 13. SOFLO B 1:42.69 (Maya Coffey, Victoria Torres, Molly Golding, Jacqueline Lugo).

200-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 2:02.52, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:04.50, 3. Amanda Kopas, Azura 2:05.99; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:07.18, 11. Jena Legaspi 2:12.14; Open, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 2:00.07, 2. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:02.82, 3. Solana Capalbo, Azura 2:04.83.

100-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 52.04, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 52.85, 3. Corinne Davenport, SFTL 52.99; SOFLO: 5. Gaby Banks 53.16, 8. Paige Lane, 53.94; Open, 1. Allyson Ponson, Unattached 50.63, 2. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 51.29, 3. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 51.72; SOFLO: 9. Maya Coffey 54.16, 11. Kathleen Golding 52.67.

200-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:04.03, 2. Ella Martinez, ECAC 2:06.69, 3. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:07.55; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 2:10.00, 7. Molly Golding 2:10.91; Open, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 1:58.77, 2. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 2:03.71, 3. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 2:04.17.

50-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Lucia Miller, SAS 30.50, 2. Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 31.45, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 31.46; SOFLO: 7. Gaby Banks 32.17; Open, 1. Chad Nersicio, ECAC 29.51, 2. Patricia Casella, Azura 29.57, 3. Evita Leter, MAC 30.09.

100-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Lucia Miller, SAS 59.14, 2. Corinne Davenport, SFTL 59.50, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 1:00.33; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:01.51, 9. Gaby Banks 1:03.77; Open, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 57.10, 2. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 58.56, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 58.86; SOFLO: 10. Maya Coffey 1:05.09.

400-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. East Coast 3:29.83, 2. Azura 3:31.34, 3. SOFLO A 3:32.69 (Mary Smutny, Paige Lane, Kathleen Golding, Gaby Banks), 13. SOFLO B 3:43.71 (Maya Coffey, Jacqueline Lugo, Mallory Schleicher, Molly Golding).

BOYS

500-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 4:28.10, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 4:40.36, 3. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:43.05; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 4:44.20, 5. Nicolas Rossi 4:44.95, 7. Lance Lesage 4:46.64; Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 4:31.69, 2. Daniel Seabaugh, RCA 4:36.96, 3. Rodolfo Falcon, Azura 4:37.85; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 4:38.43, 9. Sebastian Lares 4:51.05.

200-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. Azura 1:23.72, 2. Gulliver 1:26.35, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:26.70, 8. SOFLO A 1:29.25 (Rafael Rodriguez, Michael Arias, Robert Wilson, Lance Lesage), 12. SOFLO B 1:30.78 (Juan Pablo Pineda, Juan Colmenares, Nicolas Rossi, Juan Serna).

200-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:50.05, 2. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 1:50.65, 3. Joshua Balbi, SAS 1:53.27; SOFLO: 6. Dominic Bono 1:54.59, 9. Juan Colmenares 1:58.45, 10. Miguel Sierra 1:58.90, 11. Nicolas Rossi 1:59.07; Open, 1. Jacob Bening, RCA 1:48.85, 2. Marco Cabrera, Unattached 1:52.19, 3. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:53.29; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 1:59.27.

100-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 45.42, 2. Raphael Santos, PC 46.86, 3. Joshua Hanks, PC 47.16; SOFLO: 4. Michael Arias 47.26, 7. Robert Wilson 48.13, 10. Lance Lesage 48.60; Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 45.33, 2. Steven Aimable, Azura 45.87, 3. Sidrell Williams, Azura 45.92.

200-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 1:52.90, 2. Joshua Balbi,sAS 1:52.97, 3. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 1:54.70, 9. John Paul Handal 1:59.51, 10. Javier Roman 2:00.22; Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 1:47.21, 2. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:50.01, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:50.29.

50-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 26.22, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 27.40, 3. Michael Fernanez, SAS 27.45; SOFLO: 6. Javier Roman 28.75; Open, 1. Andrew Rogatinsky, PST 27.22, 2. Brandon Moran, Azura 27.25, 3. Steven Aimable, Azura 27.40.

100-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 52.70, 2. Raphael Santos, PC 52.72, 3. John Hollowell, SAS 54.76; SOFLO: 6. Philopatier Ibrahim 55.27, 10. Juan Pablo Pineda 56.32; Open, 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 51.01, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 52.91, 3. Juan Zapata, Azura 53.47; SOFLO: 10. Sebastian Lares 55.38.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Azura 3:05.24, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:06.60, 3. Gulliver 3:07.00, 4. SOFLO A 3:12.42 (Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez, Lance Lesage, Michael Arias), 10. SOFLO B 3:16.06 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Sebastian Lares, Miguel Sierra, Juan Colmenares).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

When: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 4 p.m.

Estimated Timelines: Saturday, prelims 8:30-11:36 a.m., finals 5-7:12 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m.-11:57 p.m., finals 4-7:08 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Swimming Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and will be available online at soflomeets.info/seniorchamps and on Meet Mobile. For information call the swim office, 954-538-3721.

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

Cypress Bay Defends Region 4-4A Titles; SOFLO Swimmers Come Up Big, Headed To States


By Sharon Robb

BOCA RATON, November 5, 2018—Cypress Bay had no problem defending its girls and boys team titles for the fourth consecutive year at the Region 4-4A Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Lightning won the girls team title with 413 points. Cooper City was runnerup with 384 points and Coral Reef was third with 206.

The boys team won with 361.5 points. Miami Palmetto was second with 277 and Cooper City was third with 237.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated the timed final meet at Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

Defending state champion Kathleen Golding of Cooper City headed the SOFLO contingent qualifying for her fourth and final state meet before heading to University of Florida next fall.

Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.97, an All-American consideration time and 100-yard freestyle in 51.81. She is seeded second in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.81.

Cooper City freshman Mallory Schleicher will make her state meet debut in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. She is seeded 16th in the 500 freestyle in 5:03.05 and 20th in the 200 freestyle. She won region titles in the 200 freestyle in 1:54.14 and 500 freestyle.

Everglades’ Sarah Acevedo will also make her state meet debut in the 500-yard freestyle, seeded 24th in 5:11.43. She was second at regions.

Cypress Bay sophomore Paige Lane also qualified in the 200-yard freestyle, seeded 24th at the state meet in 1:55.94 and also the 100-yard freestyle, seeded 24th in 53.60. Lane was runnerup in the 100- and 200-yard freestyles. Lane anchored Cypress Bay’s runner-up 400-yard freestyle relay.

Molly Golding of Cooper City qualified in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.23 and is seeded 11th and 200 IM and is seeded 13th in the 100 breaststroke. She was second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 IM in 2:09.21.

Jennifer Rodriguez of Hialeah Gardens is seeded fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.58. She also qualified in the 200 IM and is seeded 22nd in 2:10.44. She won the 100 breaststroke and was fourth in the 200 IM at regions.

Gaby Banks of Cypress Bay is seeded 11th in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.23. Cooper City’s Solana Capalbo is seeded 17th in the sprint event in 24.58. Banks won the 50-yard freestyle at regions. Capalbo was second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle in 53.62.

Cooper City won the girls 200-yard medley relay in 1:49.66 with Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding and Kate Kaplan.

Cooper City also won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:35.79 with Mallory Schleicher, Molly Golding, Solana Capalbo and Kathleen Golding.

Cypress Bay won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:40.01 with Gaby Banks, Emily Lopez-Diaz, Jemma Kelly and Paige Lane.

Cypress Bay sophomore Philopatier Ibrahim will make his state debut after qualifying in the 200-yard freestyle, seeded 18th in 1:45.02 and 500-yard freestyle, seeded 23rd in 4:44.83. He was fourth in the 500 freestyle. He was also a member of the runner-up 200-yard freestyle relay team.

Robert Wilson of Cooper City is seeded 20th in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.48 and 22nd in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.25. Wilson won the region title in the 50 in 22.25 and was third in the 100 freestyle n 48.48.

Javier Roman of Cooper City is seeded 22nd in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.69.

Cypress Bay won the boys 200-yard medley relay in 1:39.89 with Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Max Miller and Jack D’Avi.

Cooper City’s Tyler Flowers is the top-seeded 4A Broward diver at fourth with 478.95 points he totaled at regions. Hannah Egert of Western won the girls diving title with 359.25.

The State 4A meet is Saturday at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 413, 2. Cooper City 384, 3. Coral Reef 206, 4. Miami Palmetto 196, 5. Hialeah Gardens 162, 6. Miami Beach 109, 7. West Broward 101.5, 8. Braddock 100, 9. Western 94, 10. Ferguson 86, 11. Coral Gables 84.5, 12. Hialeah 80, 13. Everglades 60, 14. Flanagan 27, 15. tie, Our Lady of Lourdes, Dr. Krop 22, 17. Miami 18, 18. Southwest Miami 11, 19. South Dade 10, 20. McArthur 9, 21. Miami Killian 6, 22. Varela 4, 23. Reagan 2.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:49.66 (Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Kate Kaplan), 2. Cypress Bay 1:50.93 (Ellie Koch, Daniela Kim, Elizabeth Riley, Gaby Banks), 3. Hialeah Gardens 1:52.23 (Claudia Acosta, Jennifer Rodriguez, Daniela Curbelo, Yozenis Perez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:54.14, 2. Paige Lane, CB 1:55.94, 3. Ellie Koch, CB 1:57.95.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:02.97, 2. Valeria Strohmeier, PAL 2:07.81, 3. Molly Golding, CC 2:09.21.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.23, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.58, 3. Shan Gonzalez, HIA 24.68.

1-meter diving: 1. Hannah Egert, WES 359.25, 2. Brianna Grave, CC 255.35.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Anelis Roque, FER 57.50, 2. Shan Gonzalez, HIA 59.27, 3. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 59.46.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 51.81, 2. Paige Lane, CB 53.60, 3. Solana Capalbo, CC 53.62.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:03.05, 2. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:11.43, 3. Ashlynn Amon, CB 5:14.39.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:40.01 (Gaby Banks, Emily Lopez-Diaz, Jemma Kelly, Paige Lane), 2. Cooper City 1:43.16 (Imriel Coughlin, Kate Kaplan, Sally Golding, JennaMarie Brames), 3. Coral Reef 1:45.22.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Anelis Roque, FERG 57.47, 2. Ellie Koch, CB 1:00.14, 3. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:00.70.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, HG 1:04.58, 2. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.23, 3. Valeria Strohmeier, PALM 1:07.84.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 3:35.79 (Mallory Schleicher, Molly Golding, Solana Capalbo, Kathleen Golding), 2. Cypress Bay 3:40.92 (Elizabeth Riley, Ellie Koch, Jemma Kelly, Paige Lane), 3. Miami Palmetto 3:43.34.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 361.5, 2. Miami Palmetto 277, 3. Cooper City 237, 4. Coral Reef 197, 5. Columbus 148, 6. Western 134.5, 7. Miami Beach 126.5, 8. Braddock 112, 9. Varela 99, 10. Southwest Miami 90, 11. West Broward 84, 12. Ferguson 82, 13. Everglades 55, 14. Coral Gables 54, 15. Dr. Krop 43.5, 16. Hialeah Gardens 27, 17. Flanagan 20, 18. South Miami 18, 19. Reagan 14, 20. Miami Killian 2.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:39.89 (Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Max Miller, Jack D’Avi), 2. Miami Palmetto 1:40.40, 3. Cooper City 1:41.58 (Michael Cline, Javier Roman, Robert Wilson, Mark Zhang).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle Korvick, PAL 1:43.17, 2. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:43.89, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:44.14, 5. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 1:45.02.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Dominic Bono, CR 1:56.98, 2. Yender Rojas, Varela 1:59.83, 3. Tom Liraz, CB 1:59.86, 5. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:01.65, 6. John Paul Handal, WB 2:01.76, 8. Javier Roman, CC 2:02.40.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson, CC 22.25, 2. tie, Eduardo Lopez, WES 22.27 and Nicholas Fedotov, MB 22.27.

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Flowers, CC 478.95.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jose Hermida, CR 52.55, 2. John Torres, BRAD 53.06, 3. Gabriel Velazquez, COL 53.62.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle Korvick, PALM 46.46, 2. Jacob Wienants, PALM 48.18, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 48.48.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Roberto Valdes, PALM 4:39.37, 2. Andres Vargas, SWM 4:41.34, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:42.33, 4. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 4:44.83, 8. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:52.81.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Miami Palmetto 1:29.92, 2. Cypress Bay 1:30.86 (Juan Rosas, Philopatier Ibrahim, Santiago Homes, Tom Liraz), 3. Coral Reef 1:30.97.

100-yard backstroke: 1. John Torres, BRAD 53.14, 2. Jose Diaz, WES 53.30, 3. Jack D’Avi, CB 53.37.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jose Hermida, CR 1:00.15, 2. Javier Roman, CC 1:00.69, 3. Roberto Valdes, PALM 1:00.78, 13. John Paul Handal, WB 1:06.67.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Miami Palmetto 3:12.31 (Jacob Wienants, Roberto Valdes, Christian Perez, Kyle Korvick), 2. Cypress Bay 3:14.97 (Jack D’Avi, Philopatier Ibrahim, Luis Bucaro, Max Miller), 3. Miami Beach 3:19.98.

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

Ibrahim, Golding, Rodriguez Lead SOFLO In 13-and-Over IMX (Xtreme) Challenge Final Day


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 7, 2018—Philopatier Ibrahim, Kathleen Golding and Rafael Rodriguez came up big Sunday in the second and final session of the IMX Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Ibrahim, 15, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:48.70,dropping 2.93, and was second in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 1:56.57, dropping 1.84. He finished with one first, three seconds, one third, one fourth and one 12th. He totaled 107 points.

Golding, 17, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.99 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:09.55 and was second in the 200-yard butterfly. She had five firsts and two seconds and finished with 134 points.

Rodriguez, 16, won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:55.41 and 200-yard individual medleyin 1:57.56. He finished with five firsts, one fourth place and 115 points.

The second and final session featured swimmers 13-and-over. SOFLO swimmers and other Florida Gold Coast swimmers got the opportunity to see how they stacked up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from IMR (Ready) competition which SOFLO also hosted. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

SUNDAY SESSION II RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard butterfly:
13-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, Unattached 2:05.40, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:07.92, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:13.31; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 2:13.59, 5. Sara Quintero 2:14.47, 6. Sarah Acevedo 2:14.71, 10. Gaby Banks 2:19.08, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:05.99, 2. Mary Smutny, Unattached 2:12.84, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:13.90, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Molly Golding 2:15.53, 9. Paige Lane 2:17.51.

500-yard freestyle:
13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 5:09.55, 2. Mary Smutny, Unattached 5:09.74, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 5:12.63; SOFLO: 6. Paige Lane 5:17.20, 12. Molly Golding 5:27.10.

BOYS

200-yard butterfly:
13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:55.41, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 1:56.57, time drop, 3. Anthony Martinez, HSC 1:58.78; SOFLO: 7. John Paul Handal 2:04.90, 8. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.76, 9. Javier Roman 2:06.18, time drop, 10. Robert Wilson 2:06.28, 11. Enrique Rodriguez 2:07.37, 12. Juan Colmenares 2:07.44.

200-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:57.56, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 2:02.07, 3. Anthony Martinez, HSC 2:02.63; SOFLO: 7. Lance Lesage 2:04.03, time drop, 9. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.52, 10. Juan Colmenares 2:05.78, 12. Juan Mora 2:07.07, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
13-and-over, 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 4:48.70, time drop, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 4:53.14, 3. Dominic Bono, Unattached 4:57.77; SOFLO: 5. tie, Lance Lesage 4:59.37 and Robert Wilson 4:59.37, 8. Leonardo Mateus 5:02.25, 9. Nicolas Munoz 5:05.10, time drop, 10. John Paul Handal 5:05.26, time drop.

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

Kathleen Golding, Rafael Rodriguez Lead SOFLO In 13-and-Over IMX (Xtreme) Challenge


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 6, 2018—SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding went three-for-three and Rafael Rodriguez was a double winner Saturday in the second session of the SOFLO IMX-IMR Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Golding, 17, won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:09.57; 200-yard breaststroke in 2:25.56; and 400-yard individual medley in 4:29.54.

Rodriguez, 16, won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:56.57. Lance Lesage, 15, was second in 1:57.88 and Philopatier Ibrahim, 15, was third in a best time 2:01.31, dropping 13.67 off his previous best.

Rodriguez turned in an impressive win in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:11.52. Ibrahim was second in 4:20.31.

The second session featured swimmers 13-and-over.

SOFLO swimmers and other Florida Gold Coast swimmers are getting the opportunity to to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

Up-and-coming swimmers compete in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions are timed finals.

The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., the 10-and-under and 12-and-under events are 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly. The 13-and-over events begin at noon and include the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 500 freestyle.

SATURDAY SESSION II RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard backstroke:
13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:09.47, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:14.60, 3. Elena Dinehart, Unattached 2:15.29; SOFLO: 6. Sara Dinehart 2:17.07, time drop, 8. Molly Golding 2:17.87, 9. Paige Lane 2:17.97, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:25.56, 2. Olivia Dinehart, Unattached 2:27.04, 3. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 2:27.53; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 2:27.84, 5. Sally Golding 2:33.39, time drop, 7. Sara Quintero 2:36.83, time drop, 8. Mallory Schleicher 2:37.98, 10. Sabrina Osorio 2:39.69, 11. Daniela Curbelo 2:39.63, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:29.54, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:41.79, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 4:43.87; SOFLO: 6. Molly Golding 4:47.89, 7. Sara Quintero 4:49.22, 8. Paige Lane 4:52.14, time drop, 10. Sarah Acevedo 4:54.45, 11. Sally Golding 4:55.58.

BOYS

200-yard backstroke:
1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:56.57, 2. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:57.88, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 2:01.31, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateu 2:04.38, 8. Juan Colmenares 2:05.43, 9. Nicolas Munoz 2:05.74, 11. Juan Mora 2:06.73, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 2:14.07, 2. Anthony Martinez, Hialeah 2:16.39, 3. Javier Roman, SOFLO 2:17.23; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 2:17.36, 6. Yannai Michael 2:23.08, 8. John Paul Handal 2:26.56, 9. Juan Colmenares 2:26.66.

400-yard individual medley:
1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:11.52, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 4:20.31, 3. Anthony Martinez, Hialeah 4:22.12; SOFLO: 4. Lance Lesage 4:26.81, time drop, 5. Leonardo Mateus 4:27.12, 7. Javier Roman 4:27.88, 11. John Paul Handal 4:31.16.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO IMX/IMR Challenge

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and noon.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on Meet Mobile or http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX. For information call 954-538-3721.

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