SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez Wins Crippen Sunset Mile At Open Water Festival


By Sharon Robb

FORT MYERS, April 16, 2018—Rafael Rodriguez of South Florida Aquatic Club won the Crippen Sunset Mile during the Open Water Festival this past weekend at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.

Rodriguez, 16, representing the Florida Gold Coast Open Water All-Stars, won the men’s and age group titles and was second overall in 16:06. Rodriguez was also second in his age group in the 5K open water swim in 59:21 and Leonardo Mateus was fourth in 1:02.

SOFLO teammate Leonardo Mateus was third in his age group in the Crippen Sunset Mile in 16:11.

Bailey Sampson of Central Florida Marlins won the overall and women’s title in 15:15. SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher was fifth in 17:39 and was sixth in the 5K open water race in 28:47.

SOFLO’s Fiorella DiSalvo was fourth in the 1K open water swim in 10:04.

The Sunset Mile Swim is named after Fran Crippen, a top American long distance swimmer and U.S. national team member, who transitioned from pool swimming to open water in 2006. He died in 2010 at age 26 during a FINA 10K World Cup race in the United Arab Emirates.

Swimmers from Florida, Maryland and Texas competed in the Open Water Festival. The two-day event was hosted by Gulf Coast Swim Team and featured several top open water elite and age group swimmers.

RESULTS (Times Unofficial)

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 138, 2. Maryland Swimming 78, 3. Florida Gold Coast 71, 4. Gulf Swimming 37, 5. South Texas Open Water 15.

GIRLS
CRIPPEN SUNSET MILE

1. Bailey Sampson, Central Florida 15:15; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 17:39, 44. Emma Twombly 20:46, 62. Fiorella DiSalvo 26:50

10K OPEN WATER
1. Haley Anderson, Trojan Swim Club 2:02:21, 2. Rebecca Mann, Trojan Swim Club 2:02:48, 3. Kathryn Campbell, TSM 2:03:01.

5K OPEN WATER
Open, 1. Erica Sullivan, Sandpipers 26:35; 15-16, 1. Shannon Campbell, Florida Swimming 29:30.70; 13-14, 1. Kelsey Swartout, Florida Swimming 28:24.10; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 28:47.20, 35. Emma Twombly 33:18.

3K OPEN WATER
11-12, 1. Emma Guglielmello, Gulf Coast 31:00.

1K OPEN WATER
10-and-under, 1. Brooke Billitto, Florida Swimming 9:33.50; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 10:04.10.

3×333-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Maryland Swimming 11:09.90.

3×333-meter freestyle team pursuit
14-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 16.51, 2. Maryland Swimming B 17.21, 3. Florida Gold Coast A 17.42 (Emily Trieschmann, Mallory Schleicher, Rylie Barnhardt, Reese Andres), 4. Maryland Swimming B 18.05, 5. Florida Gold Coast B 18.18 (Paige Munna, Sarah Acevedo, Maris Proscia, Emma Twombly).

3×333-meter freestyle team pursuit
1. Florida Swimming 32.58, 4. Florida Gold Coast A 36.50, 6. Florida Gold Coast B 39.25.

1.2K TEAM PURSUIT
1. Caroline Benda, Maryland Swimming 16:43; SOFLO: 16. Mallory Schleicher 17:01, 46. Emma Twombly 19:00

BOYS

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 150, 2. Florida Gold Coast 66, 3. Maryland Swimming 55, 4. Gulf Swimming 54, 5. South Texas Open Water 52.

CRIPPEN SUNSET MILE

1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 16:06; SOFLO: 3. Leonardo Mateus 16:11, 24. Enrique Rodriguez 18:32, 69. Alejandro Mateus 23:37, 71. Gavin Sheyda 23:37.7.

10K OPEN WATER
1. Taylor Abott, Tennessee 1:55:02, 2. Brennan Gravley, Sandpipers 1:55:04, 3. David Heron, Tennessee 1:56:19.

5K OPEN WATER
Open, 1. Cale Russell, Florida Swimming 1:01:01; 15-16, 1. Ryan Staunch, Florida Swimming 59:18.80; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 59:21.60, 4. Leonardo Mateus 1:02:15; 13-14, 1. Spencer Howery, Florida Swimming 1:00.36; SOFLO: 12. Enrique Rodriguez 1:07.40.

3K OPEN WATER
11-12, 1. Dean Jones, Gulf Coast 29:36; SOFLO: 6. Alejandro Mateus 32:08.

2.5K TEAM PURSUIT
1. Cale Russell, Florida Swimming 31:21; SOFLO: 11. Rafael Rodriguez 32:27, 20. Leonardo Mateus 32:59.

1.2K TEAM PURSUIT
1. Spencer Howery, Florida Swimming 16:12; SOFLO: 10. Enrique Rodriguez 16:46, 23. Alejandro Mateus 17:34, 84. Gavin Sheyda 20:42.

1K OPEN WATER
10-and-under, 1. Parker Seluk, Florida Swimming 8:43.

1,000-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 9:27.50, 2. Maryland Swimming 9:48.30, 3. Florida Gold Coast 10:39.30 (no names listed).

3×333-meter freestyle team pursuit
14-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 16.22, 4. Florida Gold Coast 17.39, 8. Florida Gold Coast 20.42 (Chipper Edwards, Enrique Rodriguez, Alejandro Mateus, Gavin Sheyda).

3×333-meter freestyle team pursuit relay
1. Florida Swimming 32.08, 4. Florida Gold Coast 33.16 (Leonardo Mateus, Christian Perez, Rafael Rodriguez), 8. Florida Gold Coast B 41.19.

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

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Metro Aquatic Club Of Miami Knocks Off Defending Champion SOFLO In FGC Senior Championships; SOFLO’s Golding, Rodriguez Win High Point


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, March 26, 2018—SOFLO swimmers Kathleen Golding and Rafael Rodriguez, team leaders throughout the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships, finished as high point award winners Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

The pair played a key role in SOFLO’s runner-up finish in the combined and boys team standings and third place in the girls team standings.

Golding accumulated 209 points, the second most of any girl swimmer. Chade Nersicio of East Coast Aquatic Club was top high point winner with 210 points.

Rodriguez totaled 204 points, the most of any boy swimmer in both age groups.

Defending champion SOFLO fell 33.50 points shy defending its title in the combined and boys team standings. SOFLO was 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 18-year history.

“Our kids swam well, we just came up short,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said. “We had a lot of good individual swims.”

Metro Aquatic Club of Miami knocked off the meet host, winning the combined team title with 2,620.50. SOFLO was second with 2,587. MAC won the boys team title with 1,944 ahead of SOFLO with 1,407.

Gulliver Swim Team won the girls team title with 1,729.50. East Coast Aquatic Club was second with 1,612 and SOFLO was third with 1,180. Defending champion Pine Crest was fourth with 725.50.

It was the first time MAC won the combined team title in more than 20 years, in 1997. Several members of the team were off Miami Belen’s fifth place state 3A team.

“It’s been a long time,” said MAC and Miami Belen veteran coach Kirk Peppas. “We won it the first couple of years when it was a young competition. The Gold Coast has grown so much in seniors and is very competitive.”

MAC clinched the title in the final boys’ event, placing one-two in the 400-yard medley relay. Nine of the swimmers were coming off last weekend’s National Club Swimming Association Meet (NCSA) at Orlando YMCA.

“The kids never thought we had a shot until they looked at the heat sheets,” Peppas said. “The leadership kicked in, they got pumped up and pulled it off. I am happy for the kids. It was a really good group effort. I didn’t know they would do this. It all came down to the relays. It was fun. It’s a good way to end the meet.

“Aitor did a good job of making sure everyone did their part. Everybody stepped up, everyone was together and that’s what makes a team, a team. They all pushed each other.”

Metro Aquatic Club of Miami was led by top swimmers Nestor Montero, 16, Andres Wong, 15, Alejandro Timp, 16, Aaron Rodriguez, 16, Brandon Vives, 18, team leader Aitor Fungairino, 17, and Adrian Aguilar, 17, Stephanie Suarez, 16, and Anelis Roque, 14.

Visiting coaches and parents were impressed by the meet’s atmosphere and organization including Peppas.

“People were into it, there was more of a fun, relaxed atmosphere with everybody, it wasn’t just another championship meet,” Peppas said. “Everyone was entertained. The parents were involved, the music was good, everyone was pumped up. It was a good scenario. Chris did a good job of putting on a good meet.”

Among SOFLO swimmer Sunday highlights:

Golding swam the second fastest time in the pool ever in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 1:58.58. Golding won the 50-yard butterfly in 24.58, another best time and 50-yard freestyle in 23.04.

Golding was also a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay in 3:49.42 and second-place 200-yard medley relay in 1:46.76 with teammates Kelley Heron, Jennifer Rodriguez and Paige Lane.

Heron was third in the 200 IM in 2:06.57.

Rodriguez closed out an outstanding meet. He won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:51.48. Teammate Ricardo Roche was second in the event in 16:04.52 and Leonardo Mateus was third in 16:22.32.

Rodriguez was also second in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 21.82.

Lance Lesage was third in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.81.

SOFLO took a pair of thirds in both the 200- and 400-yard medley relays.

The morning session on Sunday was held in memory of TS Aquatics swimmer Nicholas Dworet and 16 other victims killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting. Seventeen balloons were tied to the lane lines during prelims.

Parents, swimmers and spectators were also treated each day to the National Anthem in unique presentations including a beautiful violin rendition by talented SOFLO swimmer Joseph Lee and well-choreographed lane swim out by SOFLO swimmers with TYR patriotic kickboards, U.S. flag and wearing USA flag swim caps during the anthem.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS

1. Metro Aquatic Club of Miami 2,620.50, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 2,587, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 2,441, 4. Gulliver Swim Club 2,363, 5. Pine Crest Swimming 1,113, 6. Miami Swimming 877, 7. Azura Florida Aquatics 796, 8. TS Aquatics 795.50, 9. YMCA of South Florida 679, 10. AquaKids Sharks 585.

HIGH POINT AWARDS

GIRLS: 15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 210; SOFLO: 4. Paige Lane 138.50, 27. Katrina Del Vecchio 59, 31. Jacqueline Lugo 40, 33. Maya Coffey 38, 37. Daniela Curbelo 30, 42. Michelle Marinheiro 25, 72. Kyana Castro 1.

GIRLS: Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 209; SOFLO: 9. Kelley Heron 124.50, 10. Jennifer Rodriguez 107, 17. Molly Golding 68, 58. Sabrina Osorio 15, 65. Katrina Del Vecchio 11.

BOYS: 15-16, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 204; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 115, 14. tie, Juan Pablo Pineda 86, Lance Lesage 86, John Paul Handal, 86, 17. Juan Serna 77, 35. Joseph Lee 44.50, 46. tie, Nicolas Rossi 25, Michael Arias 25, 56. Nicolas Munoz 14, 83. Juancamilo Rivero 1.

BOYS: Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 165; SOFLO: 2. Ricardo Roche 123, 34. Heath Brames 50, 38. CJ Kopecki 47, 45. Kevin Porto 39, 54. tie, Luke Lezotte 24, Juan Diaz 54, 67. Casey Moya 11, 75. Logan Gonzalez 5, 84. Juan Serna 2.50.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Gulliver 1,729.50, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 1,612, 3. SOFLO 1,180, 4. Pine Crest 725.50, 5. Metro Aquatic Club of Miami 676, 6. AquaKids Sharks 472, 7. YMCA of South Florida 454, 8. Miami Swimming 323, 9. TS Aquatics 308, 10. Azura Florida Aquatics 266.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

1,650-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 17:49.65; SOFLO: 4. Michelle Marinheiro 19:02.05; Open, 1. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, Gulliver 16:46.30; SOFLO: 16. Michelle Marinheiro 19:02.05.

200-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:46.29, 2. SOFLO A (Kelley Heron, Jennifer Rodriguez, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane) 1:46.76, 5. SOFLO B 1:52.18 (Katrina Del Vecchio, Molly Golding, Jacqueline Lugo, Maya Coffey).

100-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 56.66; SOFLO: 12. Maya Coffey 1:01.97; Open, 1. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 55.42; SOFLO: 3. Kelley Heron 56.47.

50-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 24.32; SOFLO: 5. Jacqueline Lugo 26.66, 6. Katrina Del Vecchio 26.71, time drop, 7. Paige Lane 26.76, 19. Maya Coffey 27.72, time drop; Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 24.58, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 1:04.26; Open, 1. Mercedes Toledo, Unattached 1:02.89; SOFLO: 4. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:06.84, 5. Molly Golding 1:06.91, 18. Sabrina Osorio 1:12.73, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.07; SOFLO: 6. Paige Lane 24.77, 12. Jacqueline Lugo 25.28, time drop, 14. Maya Coffey 25.51, time drop, 15. Katrina Del Vecchio 25.63; Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 23.04; SOFLO: 17. Jennifer Rodriguez 25.94, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:02.94; SOFLO: 10. Paige Lane 2:15.20, 13. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:15.33, 18. Daniela Curbelo 2:16.77; Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 1:58.58, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Kelley Heron 2:06.57, 8. Molly Golding 2:12.37.

400-yard medley relay:
1. SOFLO A 3:49.42 (Kelley Heron, Jennifer Rodriguez, Paige Lane, Kathleen Golding), 6. SOFLO B 4:02.13 (Maya Coffey, Molly Golding, Jacqueline Lugo, Katrina Del Vecchio).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Metro Aquatic Club of Miami 1,944.50, 2. SOFLO 1,407, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 829, 4. Gulliver Swim Club 633.50, 5. Miami Swimming 554, 6. Azura Florida Aquatics 530, 7. TS Aquatics 487.50, 8. Jupiter Dragons 409, 9. Pine Crest 387.50, 10. PAQ 335.50.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

1,650-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 15:51.48; SOFLO: 3. Leonardo Mateus 16:22.32; Open, 1. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 15:55.51; SOFLO: 2. Ricardo Roche 16:04.52.

200-yard medley relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 1:33.66 (Aitor Fungairino, Brandon Vives, Adrian Aguilar, Irvin Hoost), 3. SOFLO A 1:36.43 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez, Luke Lezotte), 8. SOFLO B 1:40.53 (Kevin Porto, John Paul Handal, Juan Serna, Heath Brames).

100-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Nestor Montero, MAC 52.24; SOFLO: 3. Lance Lesage 52.81, 12. Leonardo Mateus 55.81, time drop, 20. Nicolas Munoz 57.49; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 48.54; SOFLO: 5. Ricardo Roche 52.51, time drop, 12. Kevin Porto 54.46, 18. Juan Diaz 56.17.

50-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Reid Banciella, MS 23.14; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 23.28, time drop, 5. Juan Serna 23.87, time drop, 13. John Paul Handal 25.10, time drop, 20. Lance Lesage 25.79; Open, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 21.97; SOFLO: 12. Luke Lezotte 23.68, 18. Juan Serna 24.28, 20. Kevin Porto 24.40.

100-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 59.52, time drop; SOFLO: 11. John Paul Handal 1:02.81, time drop, 16. Joseph Lee 1:03.67, time drop; Open, 1. Teo Darias, Gulliver 57.57.

50-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 21.66; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 21.82, time drop, 8. Juan Serna 22.19, 20. Michael Arias 23.13; Open, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 20.59; SOFLO: 12. Luke Lezotte 21.68, 15. Heath Brames 21.94, 18. Kevin Porto 22.27.

200-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:54.09; SOFLO: 7. Leonardo Mateus 2:03.31, 8. John Paul Handal 2:03.84, 16. Joseph Lee 2:04.74; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 1:47.98.

400-yard medley relay:
1. Metro Aquatics A 3:27.12 (Aitor Fungairino, Yender Rojas, Adrian Aguilar, Irvin Hoost), 2. Metro Aquatics B 3:28.64 (Nestor Montero, Brandon Vives, Andres Wong, Vittorio Parravano), 3. SOFLO A 3:30.51 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez, Heath Brames), 7. SOFLO B 3:35.63 (Ricardo Roche, John Paul Handal, CJ Kopecki, Juan Serna).

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

SOFLO Has Slim Lead Headed Into Final Day Of FGC Senior Championships; Golding, Rodriguez Top Finishers On Day Two


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, March 24, 2018—The battle for the combined team title is going down to the wire at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

Defending champion and meet host South Florida Aquatic Club leads Metro Aquatics by 8.5 points going into the third and final day of competition at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO, led by Kathleen Golding and Rafael Rodriguez for the second consecutive day, leads by only 8.5 points. SOFLO has 1,654 points and Metro Aquatics is second with 1,646. East Coast Aquatic Club is third with 1,554.

It is expected to be one of the closest finishes in meet history. SOFLO is attempting to win both Seniors and Junior Olympic titles in the same short course season for the sixth time in the team’s 18-year history.

“The kids swam really well,” said SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson after Saturday’s finals. “We are shaving off a lot of best times in the groups. The Gold Group did a really nice job and senior training group is making consos and finals and scoring points. Sunday should be one of our stronger days with the medley relays.

“The team is really coming together,” Anderson said. “They are doing a good job closing out races and when necessary winning some races. Teams are are definitely gunning for us.

“We need to come together as a team. I told them they have to have a little bit more grit and get a little tougher. They need to get comfortable feeling slightly uncomfortable going fast. It’s going to be a matter of pride. I think it will come down to the men’s and women’s B relays.”

Golding won the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 53.90 and was third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 26.23. Golding has 137 points.

Golding was also a member of SOFLO’s third place 800-yard freestyle relay that finished in 7:45.61. Other relay members were Paige Lane, Kelley Heron and Katrina Del Vecchio.

Lane was also third in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 1:53.38 and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in 58.56.

Rodriguez won the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:01.32 and was second in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time in 1:42.25. Leonardo Mateus was third in the 400 IM in a best time 4:13.43.

Rodriguez was also a member of SOFLO’s runner-up 800-yard freestyle relay that finished in 7:04.39. Other relay members were Heath Brames, Ricardo Roche and CJ Kopecki.

Lance Lesage was second in the 15-16 50-yard backstroke in a best time 25.00 and has 65 points in high point. Ricardo Roche was fourth in a best time 24.88 in the open division. Roche has 84 points.

Juan Pablo Pineda was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:10.88. Pineda has 62 points in high point.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS

1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,654, 2. Metro Aquatics 1,646.5, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 1,554, 4. Gulliver Swim Club 1,538.5, 5. Pine Crest Swim Team 762, 6. Miami Swimming 528, 7. Azura Florida Aquatics 514, 8. TS Aquatics 494.5, 9. AquaKids Sharks 398, 10. YMCA of South Florida 396.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Gulliver 1,114, 2. East Coast 1,040, 3. SOFLO 705.5, 4. Pine Crest 513.5, 5. Metro Aquatics 437, 6. AquaKids Sharks 318, 7. YMCA of South Florida 231, 8. Miami Swimming 210, 9. Montverde Aquatic Club 174, 10. TS Aquatics 168.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Andrea Santander, PC 1:49.95; SOFLO: 3. Paige Lane 1:53.38, time drop, 17. Maya Coffey 2:00.31, 20. Kyana Castro 2:02.62; Open, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:47.60.

50-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 25.64; Open, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 25.74; SOFLO: 3. Kathleen Golding 26.23, time drop, 5. Kelley Heron 27.38, 11. Katrina Del Vecchio 28.77, time drop, 15. Molly Golding 29.57, time drop; BRST: 8. Emily Chen 27.85

200-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 2:18.51; Open, 1. Mercedes Toledo, Unattached 2:18.14; SOFLO: 3. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:25.54, time drop, 12. Sabrina Osorio 2:35.96, time drop; BRST: 19. Emily Chen 2:43.06.

100-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 55.89; SOFLO: 4. Paige Lane 58.56, 10. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:00.16, 16. Maya Coffey 1:01.25, 19. Daniela Curbelo 1:01.93; Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 53.90, time drop; SOFLO: 10. Kelley Heron 1:00.16, 17. Molly Golding 1:01.69, time drop.

800-yard freestyle relay:
1. East Coast 7:40.27, 3. SOFLO A 7:45.61 (Paige Lane, Kelley Heron, Kathleen Golding, Katrina Del Vecchio).

400-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Andrea Santander, PC 4:24.87; SOFLO: 9. Daniela Curbelo 4:49.02; Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:12.46, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 4:46.87.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Metro Aquatics 1,209.5, 2. SOFLO 948.5, 3. East Coast 514, 4. Gulliver 424.5, 5. Azura 350, 6. TS Aquatics 326.5, 7. Miami Swimming 318, 8. Pine Crest 248.5, 9. Jupiter Dragons 248, 10. Swim Fort Lauderdale 181.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 1:41.03; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 1:42.25, time drop, 12. Lance Lesage 1:46.24, time drop, 16. Michael Arias 1:47.62, time drop, 17. Leonardo Mateus 1:48.96, time drop; Open, 1. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 1:36.29; BRST: 8. Cameron Taddonio 1:43.63; SOFLO: 12. Heath Brames 1:43.59, 13. Ricardo Roche 1:43.85, 16. CJ Kopecki 1:46.03.

50-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Aaron Rodriguez, MAC 24.77; SOFLO: 2. Lance Lesage 25.00, time drop, 10. Juan Serna 27.57, 14. Nicolas Rossi 27.05, time drop, 15. Leonardo Mateus 27.15, time drop, 17. Nicolas Munoz 27.34, time drop; Open, 1. Edson Lima, Azura 23.66; BRST: 2. Jose Garcia 24.02, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Ricardo Roche 24.88, time drop, 11. Heath Brames 25.81, time drop, 12. Juan Diaz 25.93, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 2:07.79; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 2:10.88, time drop, 8. John Paul Handal 2:15.74, time drop; Open, 1. Teo Darias, GRSC 2:05.40; BRST: 2. Cameron Taddonio 2:08.42, time drop, 14. David Genz 2:4.27; SOFLO: 16. Logan Gonzalez 2:29.14, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 50.90; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 50.95, time drop, 10. Juan Serna 55.09; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 48.53; BRST: 12. Jose Garcia 51.34.

800-yard freestyle relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 6:45.28, 2. SOFLO A 7:04.39 (Heath Brames, Ricardo Roche, Rafael Rodriguez, CJ Kopecki).

400-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:01.32, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Leonardo Mateus 4:13.43, time drop, 8. Joseph Lee 4:22.55, time drop, 10. John Paul Handal 4:23.73, time drop, 13. Juan Pablo Pineda 4:29.22, time drop, 16. Nicolas Munoz 4:31.46, time drop, 18. Nicolas Rossi 4:33.49; BRST: 27. Lorant Domokos 4:49.00
Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 3:51.33; BRST: 3. Cameron Taddonio 4:07.09, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Ricardo Roche 4:09.19.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

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

Estimated Timelines: Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m., finals 4-7:04 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

Golding, Rodriguez Lead SOFLO On Day One Of FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, March 23, 2018—Defending champion and host South Florida Aquatic Club kicked off opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships with a strong showing in its home pool.

SOFLO leads the combined team standings with 996 points followed by Metro Aquatics with 961.5 and East Coast Aquatic Club with 890 in what’s expected to be a tight battle over the final two days. Thirty-one teams are in the field.

SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding and Rafael Rodriguez were multiple winners with all best times.

Rodriguez, 16, was a triple winner in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:50.50, 100-yard individual medley in 53.15 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:35.60. He has 72 points in high point.

Golding, 17, won the 100-yard freestyle in 49.38, 100-yard individual medley in 56.36 and was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:49.48, the first time she cracked the 5-minute barrier in the distance event. She has 69 points in high point.

Casey Moya, 17, broke 30 seconds in the 50-yard breaststroke in 29.09, shaving 1.10 seconds off his previous best time.

“The kids swam well and were the best team tonight performance-wise,” said SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson. “It’s going to be a close meet. I didn’t expect us to be leading after the first day.”

Other Top 4 SOFLO finishers:

Lance Lesage, third, 200-yard backstroke, 1:53.65, time drop.

Ricardo Roche, fourth, 200-yard backstroke, 1:52.51, time drop; fourth, 500-yard freestyle, 4:42.00.

Kelley Heron, third, 200-yard backstroke, 2:02.72; fourth, 100-yard individual medley, 59.75.

Jennifer Rodriguez, third, 50-yard breaststroke, 30.68.

The meet continues Saturday with the prelims at 8:30 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS

1. South Florida Aquatic Club 996, 2. Metro Aquatics 961.5, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 890, 4. Gulliver 873.5, 5. Pine Crest 429, 6. Miami Swimming 354, 7. TS Aquatics 340, 8. YMCA of South Florida 302, 9. Azura 261, 10. Jupiter Dragons 227.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Metro Aquatics 674.5, 2. SOFLO 573.5, 3. East Coast 331, 4. Gulliver 239.5, 5. TS Aquatics 221, 6. Miami Swimming 210, 7. Azura 163, 8. Jupiter Dragos 156, 9. Pine Crest 133.5, 10. YMCA of South Florida 127.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:25.98, 3. SOFLO A 1:26.68 (Luke Lezotte, Heath Brames, Rafael Rodriguez, Juan Serna), 9. SOFLO B 1:29.80 (Casey Moya, Michael Arias, Lance Lesage, Kevin Porto).

400-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. Metro Aquatics 3:07.18, 5. SOFLO A 3:14.15 (Heath Brames, Juan Serna, Rafael Rodriguez, Kevin Porto), 8. SOFLO B 3:20.46 (Michael Arias, Juan Diaz, Lance Lesage, CJ Kopecki).

200-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 1:52.08; SOFLO: 3. Lance Lesage 1:53.65, time drop, 8. Leonardo Mateus 1:59.53, 17. Nicolas Munoz 2:04.22, time drop; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 1:45.52; SOFLO: 4. Ricardo Roche 1:52.51, time drop; 13. Juan Diaz 2:01.33.

100-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 47.27; SOFLO: 5. Juan Serna 48.21, 9. Michael Arias 49.47, 17. Lance Lesage 50.49; Open, 1. Jorge Depassier, Azura 45.62; SOFLO: 8. Heath Brames 47.73, 10. Kevin Porto 48.26.

200-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:50.50, time drop; SOFLO: 7. John Paul Handal 2:02.01, 9. Joseph Lee 2:03.24 13. Leonardo Mateus 2:03.45, 20. Juancamilo Rivero 2:15.28; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 1:47.60; SOFLO: 6. CJ Kopecki 1:55.60.

50-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 27.55, time drop; Open, 1. Teo Darias, Gulliver 26.47; SOFLO: 11. Casey Mora 29.09, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 53.15, time drop; SOFLO: 12. Juan Pablo Pineda 56.91, time drop, 13. John Paul Handal 57.15, time drop, 16. Joseph Lee 57.51, time drop; Open, 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 51.03; SOFLO: 10. Kevin Porto 56.76, 12. Heath Brames 55.30, 13. CJ Kopecki 55.42, time drop, 15. Luke Lezotte 55.95, 17. Juan Diaz 56.42.

500-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:35.60, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 4:48.36, 8. Nicolas Rossi 4:51.76, time drop, 11. Lance Lesage 4:52.82, 16. Michael Arias 4:55.45, time drop, 20. Joseph Lee 4:56.95; Open, 1. Carlos Vasquez, TSA 4:32.70; SOFLO: 4. Ricardo Roche 4:42.00, 6. CJ Kopecki 4:43.38, time drop.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Gulliver 634, 2. East Coast 559, 3. SOFLO 422.5, 4. Pine Crest 295.5, 5. Metro Aquatics 287, 6. tie, YMCA of South Florida 175, AquaKids Sharks 175, 8. Miami Swimming 144, 9. TS Aquatics 119, 10. Swim Fort Lauderdale 99.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. East Coast 1:35.54, 2. Gulliver 1:36.99, 3. SOFLO A 1:38.05 (Paige Lane, Katrina Del Vecchio, Kathleen Golding, Jacqueline Lugo), 13. SOFLO B 1:43.15 (Molly Golding, Kelley Heron, Jennifer Rodriguez, Maya Coffey).

400-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 3:29.74; 3. SOFLO A 3:34.80 (Paige Lane, Kelley Heron, Kathleen Golding, Jacqueline Lugo), 12. SOFLO B 3:46.40 (Maya Coffey, Kyana Castro, Katrina Del Vecchio, Jennifer Rodriguez).

200-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:02.78; SOFLO: 15. Michelle Marinheiro 2:24.06; BRST: 16. Shelley Sikes 2:4.73; Open, 1. Carolina Colorado, MVAC 2:00.78; SOFLO: 3. Kelley Heron 2:02.72;

100-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Andrea Santander, PC 50.11; SOFLO: 5. Paige Lane 52.71, 14. Jacqueline Lugo 54.63, time drop, 15. Maya Coffey 54.64, time drop, 17. Katrina Del Vecchio 54.99; Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 49.38; SOFLO: 11. Jennifer Rodriguez 55.01, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:05.41; SOFLO: 8. Paige Lane 2:12.64, 11. Daniela Curbelo 2:13.96; Open, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:56.93; SOFLO: 13. Molly Golding 2:12.98, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 29.49; Open, 1. Mercedes Toledo, Unattached 29.10; SOFLO: 3. Jennifer Rodriguez 30.68, 6. Molly Golding 31.46, 8. Kelley Heron 32.16, 18. Sabrina Osorio 34.50.

100-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 56.69; SOFLO: 11. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:02.01, time drop, 15. Jacqueline Lugo 1:03.49, time drop, 16. Maya Coffey 1:03.93, time drop; Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 56.36, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Kelley Heron 59.75, 6. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:01.26, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Paige MacEachern, ECAC 5:00.03; SOFLO: 2. Paige Lane 5:05.66, time drop; Open, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 4:45.97; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 4:49.48.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

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

Estimated Timelines: Saturday, prelims 8:30-11:35 a.m., finals 5-7:20 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m., finals 4-7:04 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. Timed finals for the 500-yard freestyle are Friday and 400-yard individual medley on Saturday. For information call the swim office, 954-538-3721.

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

SOFLO Heads Strong Field For This Weekend’s FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, March 21, 2018—Defending champion and host South Florida Aquatic Club heads a strong field for this weekend’s Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

SOFLO will have 43 swimmers in 262 individual events and 18 relays in 10 relay events compete during the three-day meet that begins Friday at Academic Village Swimming Pool.

SOFLO is defending champions in the combined and boys team titles. Pine Crest Swimming is defending girls champion.

Last weekend SOFLO won the FGC Junior Olympics for the eighth consecutive year and ninth overall. SOFLO is now trying to make a little more history by winning both seniors and JO titles in the same short course season for the sixth time in the team’s 18-year history.

With a strong field including Gulliver Swim Club, East Coast Aquatic Club, Azura Florida Aquatic, Metro Aquatics and Pine Crest Swimming, SOFLO will have their work cut out for them.

Among SOFLO top seeds are:

Kathleen Golding, 17, 100-yard freestyle, 49.43; 100-yard individual medley, 56.58; 400-yard individual medley, 4:14.46; 50-yard butterfly, 24.98; 50-yard freestyle, 22.98; and 200-yard individual medley, 1:59.72.

Rafael Rodriguez, 16, 200-yard butterfly, 1:51.69; 100-yard individual medley, 55.17; 500-yard freestyle, 4:37.27; and 400-yard individual medley, 4:02.78.

At 30, two-time Colombian Olympian Carolina Colorado of Montverde Academy (MVAC) is the oldest swimmer in the meet and top seed in the 50- and 200-yard backstroke and second seed in the 100-yard backstroke.

Among other top seeds are Miguel Cancel, swimming unattached, Elvis Kotikovski, Alexandra Meszaros and Andrea Santander of Pine Crest Swimming, Philippe Marcoux of Swim Fort Lauderdale, Chade Nersicio of East Coast Aquatic Club and Mary Smutny of AquaKids Sharks.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

When: Friday-Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday.

Estimated Timelines: Friday, prelims 8:30-11:42 a.m., finals 5-8:05 p.m.; Saturday, prelims 8:30-11:35 a.m., finals 5-7:20 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m., finals 4-7:04 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. Timed finals for the 500-yard freestyle are Friday and 400-yard individual medley on Saturday. For information call the swim office, 954-538-3721.

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

SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez Top Finisher, SOFLO Leads Combined Team Standings On Day One Of Speedo Champion Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, March 8, 2018–Rafael Rodriguez was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher at the Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Thursday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Rodriguez, 16, was fourth in the 800-meter freestyle in 8:34.12. He has 26 points for high point after the opening day of competition.

Nicolas Rossi, 14, was 11th in the 800 in a best time 8:56.73, shaving 9.12 seconds off his previous best. He has 16 points.

Leonardo Mateus, 16, was 12th in the 800 in 8:56.8715 points. Ricardo Roche, 18, was 16th in 9:06.36

2012 Hungarian Olympian Gergely Gyurta, 26, swimming unattached, won the 800 in 8:02.97, an 11-second margin of victory. Abigail Kilgallon of Scarlet Aquatics and University of Minnesota-bound won the 1500 freestyle in 17:30.06.

SOFLO men’s 200-meter freestyle relay team was third in 1:39.75 with Heath Brames, Juan Serna, Rafael Rodriguez and Luke Lezotte. The relay dropped 2.97 off its seed time. Azura won in 1:34.74.

SOFLO was fifth in the women’s 200-meter medley relay in 2:03.60 with Kelley Heron, Jennifer Rodriguez, Kathleen Golding and Paige Lane. Gator Swim Club won in 2:00.89. Gator Swim Club won in 2:00.89.

SOFLO men’s team was also fifth in the 200-meter medley relay in 1:52.51 with Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez and Heath Brames. Azura won in 1:46.66. Azura won in 1:46.66.

SOFLO was sixth in the women’s 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:52.80 with Kathleen Golding, Katrina Del Vecchio, Kelley Heron and Paige Lane. East Coast Aquatic Club won in 1:49.10.

SOFLO was seventh in the mixed 200-meter medley relay in 1:57.15 with Kelley Heron, Juan Pablo Pineda, CJ Kopecki and Kathleen Golding. Gator Swim Club won in 1:53.11.

SOFLO was also seventh in the mixed 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:46.59 with Juan Serna, Maya Coffey, Paige Lane and Luke Lezotte. Gator Swim Club won in 1:40.90.

South Florida Aquatic Club leads the combined team standings with 534 points ahead of Azura with 510 and East Coast Aquatic Club with 381. The men’s team is second with 240 behind Azura with 258 and the women’s team is third with 152 behind East Coast Aquatic Club with 187 and Bolles with 184.

The four-day meet continues on Friday with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

A field of more than 600 swimmers from 60 teams and 20 unattached teams will compete over four days in one of four designated USA Swimming zones. The others are Eastern, Central and Western Zone Sectionals. The meet attracts some of the top swimming talent from across the United States and internationally.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams entered are Azura Florida Aquatic, AquaKids Sharks, East Coast Aquatic Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, Pine Crest Swimming, North Palm Beach, Martin County, Hurricane Swim Club, TS Aquatics, and host Plantation Swim Team.

Out-of-state teams include North Andover YMCA, Arizona Aquatic Club, City of Lafayette Aquatics, Elmwood Sharks, Falfins Swimming, Franco’s Fins, Peddie Aquatics and Oro Valley Swim Team.

IF YOU GO

What: Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championship
When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, prelims 9 a.m. and finals 5 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street.

Of note: Admission is $5 and heat sheets are $3 per session. For more information call 954-452-2526.

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

Schleicher, Golding, Heron, Rodriguez Lead SOFLO At Senior LC Sectional Qualifier; SOFLO Boys Finish Second


By Sharon Robb

February 14, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers were among top finishers against a strong field of teams at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier at Plantation Aquatic Complex this past weekend.

Kathleen Golding, 17, won two individual events and one relay, and picked up second, third, fourth and seventh places. She finished with 85 points in high point.

Golding won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:07.18 and 100-meter freestyle in 59.84; was second in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:06.10; third in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:29.19; and seventh in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:33.55, with a time drop of 0.87.

Mallory Schleicher, 14, took first, fourth, seventh and eighth places in the meet and finished with 47 points in high point.

After dropping 19.64 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:27.32 to open the meet, Schleicher, off to a great start this year in both open water and pool swimming, won the 1500-meter freestyle in 18:04.44, dropping 14.73 seconds. She was seventh in the 200-meter freestyle 2:14.97 and fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:34.30, dropping 6.89 seconds.

Kelley Heron, 18, finished with 50 points in high point with two seconds, one third and one fourth place. She was second in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:31.30; second in the 50-meter backstroke in 32.35; and fourth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:26.78.

Molly Golding, 14, finished with 47 points in high point with one second, one third and two fourth places. She was second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:48.01; fourth in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:23.11; and fourth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:19.67.

Gaby Banks, 15, was fifth in the 50-meter freestyle in 28.09 and finished with 24 points.

Rafael Rodriguez, 16, was SOFLO’s highest point finisher among boys with 74.5 points. He was second in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:20.24; second in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:13.91 with a time drop of 1.16 and fourth in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:16.63.

In one of the more exciting women’s races, Andrea Santander of Pine Crest Swimming was pushed to the limit by Heron in the 50-meter backstroke, 32.33-32.35. It was a lifetime best time for Santander, who represents Venezula internationally.

In another exciting race, this time the men’s 100-meter breaststroke, Victor Fajer of Azura edged Juan Pablo Pineda, 1:10.43-1:10.49.

SOFLO’s “A” relay of Juan Serna, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane and Kevin Porto won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:48.77.

Azura Florida Aquatics, with a large group of age 20-plus swimmers, won the boys team title with 497.5 points. South Florida Aquatic Club was second with 295.

Pine Crest Swimming won the girls team title with 426.5 points. North Palm Beach Swim Club was second with 318 and SOFLO girls were third with 313.

TEAM TOTALS

MEN: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 497.5, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 295, 3. Pine Crest 228, 4. TS Aquatics 210, 5. St. Andrew’s 193, 6. East Coast Aquatic Club 107, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 104, 8. North Palm Beach 86, 9. PAQ 78, 10. Boca Raton Swim Team 55.

WOMEN: 1. Pine Crest Swim Team 426.5, 2. North Palm Beach 318,3. South Florida Aquatic Club 313, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 305.5, 5. Azura 240, 6. St. Andrew’s 155, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdake 127, 8. AquaKids Sharks 111.5, 9. TS Aquatics 70, 10. Eagle Aquatics 36, 21. Boca Raton Swim Team 4.

WOMEN RESULTS

Mixed 200-meter medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s A 1:58.41; 3. SOFLO C (Juan Diaz, Molly Golding, Katrina Del Vecchio, Heath Brames), 2:06.21, 4. SOFLO B (Bryan Rivero, Jennifer Rodriguez, Paige Lane, Juan Serna) 2:08.14.

Mixed 200-meter freestyle relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:48.77 (Juan Serna, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane, Kevin Porto), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:50.23, 3. SOFLO B 1:51.70, 4. SOFLO C 1:51.82, 7. SOFLO D 1:56.22.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:07.18; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 2:14.97, 15. Paige Lane 2:17.92, 17. Gaby Banks 2:19.11.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Alessandra Baldari, NPB 2:29.21; SOFLO: 2. Kelley Heron 2:31.30, 11. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:42.32,14. Jacqueline Lugo 2:43.17, 16. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:44.37.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Alessandra Baldari, NPB 5:01.08; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 5:23.11.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:24.01; SOFLO: 9. Sara Quintero 2:41.89, 12. Paige Lane 2:44.07.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Cathy Cooper, SFTL 26.97; SOFLO: 5. Gaby Banks 28.09, 18. Katrina Del Vecchio 29.17, 24. Kelley Heron 29.53, 26. Jacqueline Lugo 29.72.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 59.84; SOFLO: 12. Gaby Banks 1:02.93, 20. Molly Golding 1:04.62, time drop, 22. Jacqueline Lugo 1:05.04, 28. Maya Coffey 1:05.83.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:28.70; SOFLO: 3. Kathleen Golding 4:29.19, 4. Mallory Schleicher 4:34.30, time drop, 13. Paige Lane 4:49.56.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 18:04.44, time drop.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:24.11; SOFLO: 4. Kelley Heron 2:26.78, 7. Kathleen Golding 2:33.55, time drop, 19. Sara Quintero 2:44.12.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Patricia Casella, Azura 1:17.34; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:19.67, 13. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:22.73, 27. Valentin Carrion 1:31.86.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 2:47.88; SOFLO: 2. Molly Golding 2:48.01, 9. Jennifer Rodriguez 3:03.26.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Andrea Santander, PC 29.46; SOFLO: 9. Paige Lane 30.88, 12. Gaby Banks 31.26, 13. Katrina Del Vecchio 31.59, 17. Jacqueline Lugo 32.06, 25. Kyana Castro 33.00, 32. Maya Coffey 33.52, 33. Jennifer Rodriguez 33.62.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:05.08; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 1:06.10, 10. Paige Lane 1:09.85, 13. Jacqueline Lugo 1:11.10, 16. Kelley Heron 1:11.80, 18. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:12.39, 19. Gaby Banks 1:12.98.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Andrea Santander, Pine Crest 32.33; SOFLO: 2. Kelley Heron 32.35.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Giulia Guerra Montes, Pine Crest 1:07.88; SOFLO: 24. Sara Quintero 1:18.51.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 35.14; SOFLO: 20. Sara Quintero 42.52., 30. Ruth Kauffman 46.15.

MEN RESULTS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Daniel Torres, Azura 1:59.04; SOFLO: 7. Rafael Rodriguez 2:01.83, 15. CJ Kopecki 2:07.34, 16. Heath Bames 2:07.46, 23. Leonardo Mateus 2:09.83.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Joaquin Vargas Gallo, Unattached 4:11.11; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 4:20.24, 12. Leonardo Mateus 4:30.05, 13. Ricardo Roche 4:31.22, 17. Heath Brames 4:37.73, 18. Luis Villanueva 4:38.07.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Andres Lares, Azura 16:49.23.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 2:11.70; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodrigiez 2:16.63, 8. Ricardo Rcohe 2:22.88, 9. Leonardo Mateus 2:24.00, 15. Joseph Lee 2:27.30, 21. John Paul Handal 2:29.61.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 4:40.16; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 5:07.86, 10. Joseph Lee 5:12.54, 11. John Paul Handal 5:13.23, time drop, 16. Alejandro Mateus 5:36.39.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Carlos Vasquez, TSA 2:11.73; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 2:13.91, time drop, 7. CJ Kopecki 2:21.06, 8. Luis Villanueva 2:22.94, 12. John Paul Handal 2:29.79.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Luis Flores, Azura 23.54; SOFLO: 5. Luke Lezotte 24.63, 12. Juan Serna 25.71, 22. Heath Brames 26.53, 23. Juan Diaz 26.68, 25. Kevin Porto 26.81.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Luis Flores, Azura 52.13; SOFLO: 14. Luke Lezotte 57.72, 18. Juan Serna 58.35, 20. Juan Pablo Pineda 58.78.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 2:11.10; SOFLO: 10. Leonardo Mateus 2:24.22, 12. Bryan Rivero 2:25.79, 15. Nicolas Munoz 2:29.96, 17.Moises Rodriguez 2:30.56, 18. Juan Diaz 2:32.65.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Brandon Moran, Unattached 32.27.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Victor Fajer, Azura 1:10.43; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:10.49, 11. Joseph Lee 1:16.25, 15. Luis Villanueva 1:18.82.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Brandon Moran, Unattached 2:32.30; SOFLO: 13. Joseph Lee 2:49.27.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Edson Lima, Azura 25.70; SOFLO: 6. Luke Lezotte 26.52, 12. Juan Serna 27.49, 23. CJ Kopecki 28.83, 25. John Paul Handal 29.11, time drop.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Edson Lima, Azura 56.91; SOFLO: 13. Luis Villanueva 1:03.21, 19. Juan Serna 1:05.68, 20. Heath Brames 1:05.95, 23. John Paul Handal 1:06.96.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Daniel Torres, Azura 27.31; SOFLO: 6. Luke Lezotte 29.95, 12. Nicolas Munoz 32.64, 15. Moises Rodriguez 33.82, 17. Alejandro Mateus 34.82.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Daniel Torres, Azura 1:00.67; SOFLO: 19. Moises Rodriguez 1:12.58.

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