SOFLO Swimmers Ready For Fourth Intrasquad Meet On Saturday


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, August 28, 2020—If last weekend’s intrasquad meet is any indication, there will be more time drops and competitive racing at South Florida Aquatic Club’s fourth intrasquad meet.

Bronze, Silver, Meteorites and Asteroids swimmers will get another chance to race in a controlled atmosphere at Academic Village Pool.

After more than four months of not racing, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are not only training well but getting in some much-needed racing and fun competition in a unique format to gauge training and fitness levels.

Observing stringent local, state and federal public health COVID-19 guidelines, SOFLO is hosting its fourth intrasquad training meet with a 6:45 a.m. start. It will be live streamed on SOFLO’s Facebook page.

Last weekend 153 girl and boy swimmers had time drops in the five events’ mixed 13-and-under, 12-16 and 12-and-under sessions.

Session 1 will feature Bronze swimmers at 6:45 a.m. followed by Session 2 for Silver and Senior Fit at 8:45 a.m. and Session 3 Dippers at 10:30 a.m.

In a safe environment, swimmers will compete with no more than ten in each heat, another ten warming up or warming down and ten in the bullpen area. The same seeded heats will be maintained to avoid any cross contamination between heats. Every race will be about 25 to 30 minutes apart.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet will be run without volunteers (other than the minimum number of officials required). No spectators are permitted on deck.

Top-seeded swimmers and events are:

Alexander Miller, 13, 13-and-under 100-yard butterfly, 1:07.10; 200-yard freesttyle 2:07.76; 200-yard individual medley, 2:16.47.

Sofia Lugo, 11, 13-and-under 100-yard backstroke, 1:12.25.

Ryan Harries, 11, 13-and-under 100-yard breaststroke 1:20.26.

Andres Tejada, 13, 12-16 100-yard butterfly, 1:00.22.

Gabriella Deluna, 14, 12-16 100-yard backstroke, 1:02.28.

Javier Colmenares, 14, 12-16 100-yard breaststroke, 1:04.49; 200-yard individual medley 2:05.53.

Adrian Hernandez, 14, 12-16 200-yard freestyle, 1:56.40.

Preston Christensen, 10, 12-and-under 50-yard freestyle, 36.78; 50-yard breaststroke, 48.92; 50-yard backstroke, 41.07; 50-yard butterfly, 48.20.

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

Defending Champion SOFLO Heads Field For This Week’s FGC Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 9, 2020—It’s time for the South Florida Aquatic Club Sharks to make a little more history at this week’s Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championships at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The defending champions will attempt to win their 11th JO short course title overall including ten consecutive and 21st JO short course and long course titles overall.

SOFLO has won back-to-back short and long course JO title seven times in the club’s 20-year history and are hoping to make it eight by the end of July.

SOFLO has 45 qualified swimmers entered in 222 individual events and 34 relay teams in 22 relay events for the three-day, short course yards meet that begins Friday and ends Sunday.

The 14-year-old SOFLO swimmers are making their final JO short course appearance before aging up and hope to make a lasting impression.

Among SOFLO’s top-seeded swimmers are:

Ryan Harries, 10, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:20.26; 50-yard breaststroke 36.69.

Maddy Smutny, 14, 200-yard butterfly, 2:05.02.

Alejandro Mateus, 14, 100-yard butterfly, 53.70; 200-yard individual medley, 2:03.82; 200-yard butterfly, 1:58.83.

Mariana Pinto, 12, 500-yard freestyle, 5:17.08; 200-yard freestyle, 2:00.34; 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:21.91.

Javier Colmenares, 13, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:16.33.

Connor Jimenez, 10, 50-yard backstroke, 32.78.

More than 600 swimmers and 40 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

Among FGC teams competing are Pine Crest Swimming, Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, TS Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Jupiter Dragons, Wahoos of Wellington, Midtown Weston, Pompano Beach Piranhas, Ransom Everglades, FAST, Swim Fort Lauderdale and Gulliver.

Last year SOFLO won the combined team title with 936 points and Pine Crest was runner-up with 670 and boys’ team title with 524.5 and FAST with 401. Pine Crest won the girls’ team title with 429 and SOFLO was runner-up with 411 points.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympic Short Course Championships.

When: Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 4:30 p.m. finals. Prelims warmup 7:30 a.m., finals warmup 3:30 p.m.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 (cash only) for prelims and finals. Heat sheets will not be sold at the gate. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.csscswim.com. Meet organizers will run two 25-yard pools with the boys in the East pool and girls in the West pool. Ten lanes will be used for both pools. For questions call 954-340-5032.

FLORIDA GOLD COAST RECORDS
GIRLS

13-14 200-yard freestyle relay: Pine Crest Swimming, 2012, 1:35.14.

11-12 200-yard backstroke: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 2:01.58.

13-14 200-yard backstroke: Clara Smiddy, 2010, 1:56.98.

10-and-under 50-yard freestyle: Andrea Santander, 2012, 25.87.

11-12 50-yard freestyle: Aspen Gersper, 2018, 23.46.

13-14 50-yard freestyle: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 22.86.

10-and-under 100-yard breaststroke: Andrea Santander, 2012, 1:11.53.

11-12 100-yard breaststroke: Sara Lin, 2018, 1:04.93.

13-14 100-yard breaststroke: Lindsey McKnight, 2018, 1:01.73.

10-and-under 100-yard butterfly: Athena Kovacs, 2015, 1:02.09.

11-12 100-yard butterfly: Athena Kovacs, 2017, 55.82.

13-14, 100-yard butterfly: Jessica Nava, 2014, 54.05.

10-and-under 100-yard individual medley: Andrea Santander, 2012, 1:04.80.

11-12 100-yard individual medley: Megan Moroney, 2010, 59.27.

13-14 100-yard individual medley: Olivia Dinehart, 2019, 57.52.

10-and-under 500-yard freestyle: Becca Heller, 2004, 5:25.63.

11-12 500-yard freestyle, Trina Jackson, 1990, 4:52.79.

13-14 500-yard freestyle, Michelle Richardson, 1984, 4:42.14.

11-12 400-yard freestyle relay, St. Andrew’s, 2018, 3:42.49.

13-14, 800-yard freestyle relay, FLA Aquatics, 2008, 7:38.59.

10-and-under 200-yard medley relay: Eagles Aquatics, 2019, 2:03.35.

11-12 200-yard medley relay: St. Andrew’s, 2018, 1:52.43.

13-14 200-yard medley relay: Pine Crest Swimming, 2019, 1:46.55.

11-12 200-yard breaststroke: Sara Linn, 2018, 2:24.28.

13-14 200-yard breaststroke: Emily Kopas, 2010, 2:16.02.

10-and-under 200-yard freestyle: Erika Pelaez, 2017, 2:02.20.

11-12 200-yard freestyle: Andrea Santander, 2014, 1:51.84.

13-14 200-yard freestyle: Lauren Driscoll, 2008, 1:46.27.

10-and-under 50-yard butterfly: Athena Kovacs, 2015, 27.40.

11-12 50-yard butterfly: Athena Kovacs, 2017, 25.17.

13-14 50-yard butterfly: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 24.78.

10-and-under 100-yard backstroke: Erika Pelaez, 2017, 1:01.87.

11-12 100-yard backstroke: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 56.68.

13-14 100-yard backstroke: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 54.03.

10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay: North Palm Beach, 2014, 1:54.56.

11-12 400-yard individual medley: Chelsea Britt, 2007, 4:28.63.

13-14 400-yard individual medley: Kathleen Golding, 2015, 4:17.41.

11-12 400-yard medley relay: St. Andrew’s, 2018, 4:08.89.

13-14 400-yard medley relay: Pine Crest Swimming, 2019, 3:53.92.

10-and-under 200-yard individual medley: Erika Pelaez, 2017, 2:18.57.

11-12 200-yard individual medley: Clara Smiddy, 2008, 2:03.50.

13-14 200-yard individual medley: Lindsey McKnight, 2008, 2:00.65.

10-and-under 100-yard freestyle: Erika Pelaez, 2017, 56.58.

11-12 100-yard freestyle: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 51.01.

13-14 100-yard freestyle: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 49.14.

10-and-under 50-yard backstroke: Gabriela Mendez, 2018, 28.67.

11-12 50-yard backstroke: Erika Pelaez, 2019, 26.33.

13-14 50-yard backstroke: Megan Murphy, 2018, 25.14.

10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke: Bianca Nieto, 2018, 33.57.

11-12 50-yard breaststroke: Sara Lin, 2018, 30.36.

13-14 50-yard breaststroke: Heidi Smithwick, 2018, 29.25.

11-12 200-yard butterfly: Chelsea Britt, 2007, 2:05.41.

13-14 200-yard butterfly: Chelsea Britt, 2008, 1:59.91.

11-12 200-yard freestyle relay: St. Andrew’s 2018, 1:40.90.

13-14 400-yard freestyle relay: Pine Crest Swimming, 2019, 3:31.54.

11-12 1,650-yard freestyle: Sharla Milne, 2004, 17:16.96.

13-14 1,650-yard freestyle: Michelle Richardson, 1984, 16:11.84.

BOYS

13-14 200-yard freestyle: Metro Aquatics, 2013, 1:30.14.

11-12 200-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 1:52.47.

13-14 200-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 1:45.67.

10-and-under 50-yard freestyle: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 25.87.

11-12 50-yard freestyle: Marlon Matute, 2019, 22.45.

13-14 50-yard freestyle: Tiago Pereira, 2018, 20.92.

10-and-under 100-yard breaststroke: 2018, George Gonzalez, 2018, 1:11.03.

11-12 100-yard breaststroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 1:01.02.

13-14 100-yard breaststroke: Izaak Bastian, 2015, 57.19.

10-and-under 100-yard butterfly: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 59.37.

11-12 100-yard butterfly: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 54.11.

13-14 100-yard butterfly: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 49.80.

10-and-under 100-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2015, 1:02.78.

11-12 100-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 53.95.

13-14 100-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2018, 51.90.

10-and-under 500-yard freestyle: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 5:08.77.

11-12 500-yard freestyle: Rafael Rodriguez, 2014, 4:51.15.

13-14 500-yard freestyle: Aitor Fungarino, 2015, 4:33.22.

11-12 400-yard freestyle relay: Rockway, 2008, 3:37.58.

13-14 800-yard freestyle relay: FLST, 1998, 7:06.26.

10-and-under 200-yard medley relay: East Coast Aquatic Club, 2015, 2:02.44.

11-12 200-yard medley relay: FAST, 2017, 1:49.75.

13-14 200-yard medley relay: FAST, 1:39.50.

11-12 200-yard breaststroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 2:11.45.

13-14 200-yard breaststroke: Izaak Bastian, 2015, 2:04.13.

10-and-under 200-yard freestyle: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 1:56.41.

11-12 200-yard freestyle: Rafael Rodriguez, 2014, 1:49.19.

13-14 200-yard freestyle: Julien Pinon, 2013, 1:40.78.

10-and-under 50-yard butterfly: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 27.24.

11-12 50-yard butterfly: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 24.61.

13-14 50-yard butterfly: Tiago Pereira, 2018, 22.64.

10-and-under 100-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2015, 59.61.

11-12 100-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 53.00.

13-14 100-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 48.76.

10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay: East Coast Aquatics, 2015, 1:50.06.

11-12 400-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 4:07.81.

13-14 400-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 3:53.06.

11-12 400-yard medley relay: FAST, 2017, 4:02.34.

13-14 400-yard medley relay: Pine Crest Swimming, 2016, 3:38.46.

10-and-under 200-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2015, 2:12.67.

11-12 200-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 1:55.75.

13-14 200-yard individual medley: Josh Zuchowski, 2018, 1:50.21.

10-and-under 100-yard freestyle: Kaii Winkler, 2017, 54.83.

11-12 100-yard freestyle: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 50.12.

13-14 100-yard freestyle: Daniel Spas, 2009, 46.18.

10-and-under 50-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2015, 27.78.

11-12 50-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 24.65.

13-14 50-yard backstroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 22.78.

10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke: George Gonzalez, 2018, 32.50.

11-12 50-yard breaststroke: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 27.68.

13-14 50-yard breaststroke: Izaak Bastian, 2015, 26.52.

11-12 200-yard butterfly: Josh Zuchowski, 2017, 1:58.23.

13-14 200-yard butterfly: Josh Zuchowski, 2019, 1:49.62.

11-12 200-yard freestyle relay: City of Hialeah Storm, 2017, 1:38.76.

13-14 400-yard freestyle relay: FLST 1998, 3:16.02.

11-12 1,650-yard freestyle: Rafael Rodriguez, 2014, 16:26.95.

13-14 1,650-yard freestyle: Tyler Sell, 2007, 15:45.40.

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

SOFLO’s Shelby Evans Leads SOFLO Sharks In Session Two Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, January 25, 2020–Shelby Evans of South Florida Aquatic Club was the lone winner in the second session of the TYR SOFLO Open Saturday at FIU Aquatic Center at Florida International University’s North Campus.

Evans, 9, finished first, third and fourth in her events, all with lifetime-bests.

Evans won the 12-and-under 200-yard breaststroke in 3:06.72, shaving 21.51 seconds off her previous best. She was also third in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 40.14, dropping 0.06 and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:38.11, dropping 0.75. She has 26 points for high point.

Evans has the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard individual medley left to swim on Sunday.

Teammate Mackenzie McPherson was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:32.52. Jemma Baldwin was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:31.94.

Ryan Harries led the SOFLO boys. He was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 38.43 and third in the 200-yard breaststroke in 3:01.61. Harries also has 26 points for high point.

Derek Hau was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 33.31.

SOFLO has the largest team with 128 swimmers (69 boys and 59 girls).

The meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions. Among teams competing in the Florida Gold Coast meet are Metro Aquatics, Hialeah, Ransom Everglades, Southern Wahoos, Cooper City, SwimFast and City of Miami.

TYR is title sponsor and outfitters for the SOFLO Sharks. Founded in Huntington Beach, Calif. by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints.

Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.

With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. TYR is involved in technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embraces lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, the company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water.

SATURDAY RESULTS
SESSION TWO
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 2:01.13, 2. Midtown Weston 2:02.08, 3. SOFLO A 2:09.28 (Pilar Duranti, Fiorella Di Salvo, Mariana Pinto, Genesis Escobar), 6. SOFLO B 2:18.14 (Sofia Lugo, Shelby Evans, Sarah Vasquez, Elise Dinehart), 7. SOFLO D 2:24.22 (Saree Young, Gianna Martin, Jemma Baldwin, Sofia Gomez).

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Shelby Evans, SOFLO 3:06.72, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Gianna Martin 3:15.18, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 3:20.23, 5. Jordan Evans 3:22.02; 11-12, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:40.30; SOFLO: 7. Elise Dinehart 2:52.23, time drop, 8. Mariana Pinto 2:54.53, time drop, 11. Gabriela Marin 3:25.47.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 1:15.07; SOFLO: 5. Jemma Baldwin 1:21.60, time drop, 7. Saree Young 1:22.03, 8. Sofia Gome 1:22.49, time drop, 10. Olivia Watson 1:27.68; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:06.18; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:08.63.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Naiyla Di Sarno, MWA 37.51; SOFLO: 3. Shelby Evans 40.14, time drop, 4. Gianna Martin 42.20, time drop, 5. Sofia Gomez 43.27, time drop, 6. Juli Cavalcanti 43.47, time drop, 7. Mackenzie McPherson 43.81, time drop, 8. Jemma Baldwin 43.89, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 33.28; SOFLO: 8. Elise Dinehart 37.93, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Cami Sepulveda, BM 1:16.03, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:32.52; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:01.45; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:06.65, time drop, 9. Sarah Vasquez 1:15.87.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 29.15; SOFLO: 3. Jemma Baldwin 31.26, time drop, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 31.84, 6. Sofia Gomez 32.46, 11. Juli Cavalcanti 33.14; 11-12, 1. Sofia Judge, MAC 25.66; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 27.96, 8. Mariana Pinto 28.47.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 2:22.20, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 2:31.94; SOFLO: 4. Shelby Evans 2:38.11, time drop, 6. Juli Cavalcanti 2:40.90, 8. Olivia Watson 2:44.50, time drop, 10. Cherill Royalty 2:48.20, 12. Aanya Robinson 2:57.69; 11-12, 1. Sofia Judge, MAC 2:04.50; SOFLO: 7. Pilar Duranti 2:15.06, time drop, 8. Genesis Escobar 2:15.22, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 2:40.65; SOFLO: 4. Juli Cavalcanti 2:52.37, time drop, 6. Sofia Gomez 2:57.70, 8. Saree Young 3:08.35, 9. Gianne Martin 3:28.60; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:20.69; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:26.46 11. Pilar Duranti 2:36.69, 12. Elise Dinehart 2:38.44.


BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 2:00.07, 4. SOFLO A 2:07.61 (Connor Jimenez, Derek Hau, Jaden Amores, Abraham Penaloza), 5. SOFLO B 2:17.82 (Matt McVeigh, Felipe Rodriguez, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez), 7. SOFLO C 2:23.66.

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jason Milian, BMHG 2:58.81, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 3:01.61; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:23.98.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 1:10.19; SOFLO: 5. Connor Jimenez 1:18.13; 11-12, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 1:01.10; SOFLO: 6. Jaden Amores 1:07.68, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jesus Linares, MAC 38.41, 2. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 38.43; SOFLO: 7. Connor Jimenez 42.29, 10. Noah Mejias 43.86, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 30.47, 2. Derek Hau, SOFLO 33.31, 3. Felipe Rodriguez, SOFLO 35.31, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Abraham Penaloza 37.02, 8. Jordan Le-Vegas 38.41, 9. Matt McVeigh 39.04, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 1:06.87; SOFLO: 3. Noah Mejias 1:17.18, time drop, 9. Ryan Harries 1:30.25, 14. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 1:45.32; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 59.69; SOFLO: 4. Jaden Amores 1:05.15, 7. Derek Hau 1:06.62, time drop, 12. Abraham Penaloza 1:13.52, time drop, 13. Felipe Rodriguez 1:15.09 time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 29.17; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 30.35; 11-12, 1. Carlos Rincon, MWA 25.67; SOFLO: 5. Jaden Amores 27.24, time drop, 14. Felipe Rodriguez 29.17, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 2:16.16; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 2:22.27, 11. Noah Mejias 2:40.12, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:55.59; SOFLO: 8. Derek Hau 2:12.23, time drop, 10. Jaden Amores 2:13.20, time drop, 13. Mason Jimenez 2:20.80.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 2:32.86; SOFLO: 4. Ryan Harries 2:43.86, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:10.02; SOFLO: 11. Abraham Penaloza 2:41.59, 13. Mason JImenez 2:44.12.

IF YOU GO

What: TYR SOFLO Open

When: Sunday, Session 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:07 p.m., Session 4, 1-4:57 p.m.

Where: FIU Aquatic Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, NE 151st Street, Miami

Of note: The meet is hosted by SOFLO, Comets Swim Team and Golden Panther Aquatics…admission is $5…heat sheets are free and may be found on Meet Mobile or at http://www.soflomeets.info/open…for questions call 954-538-3721.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Piranhas Turkey Classic


By Sharon Robb

POMPANO BEACH, November 21, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club had several swimmers finish among the top three at the recent Piranhas Turkey Classic at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

Noah Mejias, 8, won one event, had one second and two thirds.

Mejias won the 8-and-under 25-yard butterfly in 17.36. He was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 21.81. He was third in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.48 (0.26 drop) and third in the 25-yard freestyle in 16.33. He was also second in the quadathlon with a combined time of 1:14.98.

Cherill Royalty, 8, was second in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 16.26 (0.09 drop).

Jordan Evans, 8, was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 20.89 (2.82 drop) and third in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.69 (2.37 drop). She finished second in the quadathlon with a combined time of 1:16.50.

Connor Jimenez, 10, was second in the 50-yard backstroke in 34.24 and second in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 29.31 (0.18 drop).

Fiorella DiSalvo was third in the 11-12 50-yard breaststroke in 35.37.

Daniel Chaussky was third in the 8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke in 23.86.

Ryan Harries was third in the 9-10 50-yard breaststroke in 37.92.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, was third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 35.14 (2.81 drop) and third in the 50-yard freestyle in 29.37. He was third in the quadathlon with a combined time of 2:17.04.

Piranhas Turkey Classic Results
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 17.92; 4. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 18.42, 5. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 18.48.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Wendy LaPietra, Azura 18.75, 3. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 19.69.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 20.45, 2. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 20.89, 5. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 24.20.

25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 16.06, 2. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 16.26, 5. Hailey Roman, SOFLO 17.10.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 28.64; 11-12, 1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 28.26; 13-14, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 26.44; 15-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 25.18.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 31.84; 11-12, 1. Valentina Foster, MWA 30.80; 13-14, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 27.79; 15-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 26.30.

50-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Madison Abinuman, WOW 37.54; 11-12, 1. Reese Andres, SAS 33.10, 3. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 35.37; 13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 31.13; 15-and-over, 1. Allyson Ponson, Azura 31.37.

50-yard freestyle:
9-10, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 27.18; 11-12, 1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 25.88; 13-14, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 24.85; 15-and-over, 1. Allyson Ponson, Azura 23.85.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 17.36, 4. Matthew Ortiz, SOFLO 18.05.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Jeancarlos Vasquez, CM 18.97, 3. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 19.48.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Stepan Golik, SAS 21.76, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 21.81, 3. Daniel Chaussky, SOFLO 23.86, 5. Zachary Snigur, SOFLO 23.92.

25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Stepan Golik, SAS 16.01, 3. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 16.33.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 30.41, 5. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 33.43, 6. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 34.34, 7. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 35.15; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 26.86; 13-14, 1. Julian Balbi, SAS 24.61; 15-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 22.46.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 33.46, 2. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 34.24, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 35.14; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 28.88, 5. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 31.71; 13-14, 1. Julian Balbi, SAS 26.30; 15-and-over, 1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 23.10.

50-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Kai Hall, WOW 37.60, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 37.92, 5. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 38.19; 11-12, 1. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 31.16; 13-14, 1. Oscar Rios, HSC 29.22; 15-and-over, 1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 26.77.

50-yard freestyle:
9-10, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 28.87, 2. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 29.31, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 29.37; 11-12, 1. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 25.39; 13-14, 1. Joshua Cajuste, TSA 23.10; 15-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 21.09.

COMBINED EVENTS

Girls 8-and-Under Quadathlon
1. Uma Vogan, BISC 1:14.64, 2. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 1:16.50, 3. Eva Milevska, Azura 1:16.54, 4. Wendy LaPietra, Azura 1:18.59, 5. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 1:19.21.

Girls 9-10
1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 2:05.89, 2. Madison Abinuman, WOW 2:10.20, 3. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 2:16.89, 4. Katja Milevska, Azura 2:18.24, 5. Emma Ham, WOW 2:19.29.

Girls 11-12
1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 2:00.98, 2. Reese Andres, SAS 2:02.15, 3. Valentina Foster, MWA 2:02.90, 4. Mia Patton, BEST 2:05.89, 5. Tania Mantilla, MWA 2:06.41.

Girls 13-14
1. Erin Miller, SAS 1:52.12, 2. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:53.18, 3. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 1:53.49, 4. Julianne McCranie, Azura 1:53.70, 5. Mariana Cote, MWA 1:56.19.

15-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 1:47.93, 2. Allyson Ponson, Azura 1:50.25, 3. Amanda Kopas, Azura 1:53.68, 4. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 1:57.04, 5. Lydia Musleh, PAQ 1:58.44.

Boys 8-and-Under Quadathlon
1. Stepan Golik, SAS 1:14.54, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:14.98, 3. Jeancarlos Vasquez, CM 1:19.48, 4. Jayden Park, MWA 1:20.46, 5. John Mann, Unattached 1:23.61.

Boys 9-10
1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 2:12.52, 2. Caleb Caponera, SAS 2:15.21, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:17.04, 4. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 2:17.31, 5. Becket Menacho, PB 2:21.63.

Boys 11-12
1. Paul Pokatragol, SAS 1:53.39, 2. Roberto Gossmann, Unattached 1:57.70, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:59.81, 4. Adriano Brunetti, PB 2:04.10, 5. Diego Villalonga, MWA 2:04.48.

13-14
1. Julian Balbi, SAS 1:44.70, 2. Diego Balbi, SAS 1:47.29, 3. Christopher Gossmann, Unattached 1:47.87, 4. Oscar Rios, HSC 1:48.13, 5. Evan Wilson, MCDA 1:49.88.

15-and-over
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 1:35.33, 2. Matheo Mateos, Azura 1:36.45, 3. Steven Amiable, Azura 1:37.17, 4. Michael Fernandez, SAS 1:37.70, 5. Gabriel Araya, Azura 1:38.14.

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

SOFLO Girls, Boys Share Center Stage On Final Day Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, September 29, 2019— South Florida Aquatic Club boys and girls swimmers took turns taking center stage on the third and final day of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Olivia Dinehart won the 200-yard individual medley 2:11.42 and was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:06.75.

Grabbing second places in their events were Anastasia Lutz, Sarah Acevedo and Shelby Evans.

Rafael Rodriguez won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:54.29 and 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.40.

Ryan Harries won the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 37.94.

Dominic Bono won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:47.97.

Philopatier Ibrahim took second places in the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley.

In addition to host SOFLO, other teams that competed were City of Miami Parks, Hialeah Swim CLub, Midtown Weston, Pompano Beach Piranhas, St. Andrew’s and Shelton Doral.

Over three days, swimmers got the opportunity to get a chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

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

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

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.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 35.01; SOFLO: 4. Mikhel Martin 38.73, 5. Amanda Grubbs 40.41, 6. Shelby Evans 40.55, time drop, 7. Mackenzie McPherson 40.89, time drop, 9. Juliana Cavalcanti 41.18, 10. Olivia Watson 41.69, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
12-and-under, 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:03.45; SOFLO: 2. Anastasia Lutz 1:06.01, 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:07.26, time drop, 6. Izzy Wilson 1:08.39, time drop, 9. Mariana Pinto 1:09.77.

200-yard butterfly:
13-and-under, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 2:10.62; SOFLO: 2. Sarah Acevedo 2:11.59, 3. Sara Quintero 2:12.15, 4. Paige Lane 2:12.29, 5. Molly Golding 2:12.45, 6. Mallory Schleicher 2:13.12, 7. Maddie Smutny 2:13.43, 8. Olivia Dinehart 2:13.90, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Naiyla DiSarno, MWA 39.41; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 40.20, time drop, 6. Gianna Martin 43.33, time drop, 7. Sofia Gomez 44.69, time drop, 8. Mackenzie McPherson 44.87, time drop, 10. Olivia Wilson 45.38, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under, 1. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 1:13.06; SOFLO: 3. Anastasia Lutz 1:16.78, time drop, 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:18.77, time drop. 10. Mariana Pinto 1:22.95.

200-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:11.42; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 2:13.16, 6. Maddie Smutny 2:18.37, 7. Sarah Acevedo 2:18.82, time drop, 9. Elena Dinehart 2:19.74, 10. Paige Lane 2:20.74.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 33.76; SOFLO: 3. Mackenzie McPherson 39.35, time drop, 4. Amanda Grubbs 39.66, time drop, 5. Sofia Gomez 42.19, 7. Shelby Evans 43.62, time drop, 10. Jordan Evans 45.36.

100-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:03.72; SOFLO: 4. FIorella Di Salvo 1:07.99, time drop, 7. Anastasia Lutz 1:10.01, time drop, 10. Izzy Wilson 1:11.10.

500-yard freestyle:
13-and-under, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 5:03.71; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 5:06.75, 3. Mallory Schleicher 5:08.17, 4. Maddie Smutny 5:19.61, 6. Paige Lane 5:23.91, 7. tie, Lucy Smutny 5:26.40 and JennaMarie Brames 5:26.40, 10. Elena Dinehart 5:28.18.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Benjamin Lopez, CM 35.25; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 37.71, time drop, 6. Ethan Oh 40.14, 9. Noah Mejias 42.32, 10. Adrian Sowma 42.34, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
12-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:01.89; SOFLO: 3. Kevin Moya 1:04.52, time drop, 4. Ethan McPeak 1:05.37, time drop, 9. Derek Hau 1:09.76, time drop, 10. Jaden Amores 1:09.89, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:54.29; SOFLO: 2. Philopatier Ibrahim 1:57.05, 3. Miguel Sierra 1:58.73, 4. Dominic Bono 2:00.27, 5. Sebastian Lares 2:00.37, 6. John Paul Handal 2:00.40, 8. Brennan Binder 2:02.03, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 37.94, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Eugene Oh 43.73, time drop, 6. Ethan Hall 45.95, time drop, 7. Aryav Thakur 46.02, 8. Noah Mejias 46.03, time drop, 10. Martin Petkov 47.49, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under, 1. Sebastian Guio, MWA 1:15.10; SOFLO: 3. Derek Hau 1;16.09, time drop, 5. Ethan McPeak 1:18.86, time drop, 9. Benjamin Kim 1:20.59, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:56.40; SOFLO: 2. Philopatier Ibrahim 2:00.38, 4. Juan Colmenares 2:01.61, 5. Sebastian Lares 2:01.96, 6. Dominic Bono 2:02.00, 8. John Paul Handal 2:02.88, 9. Miguel Sierra 2:03.72, time drop, 10. Brennan Binder 2:04.10, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 30.53; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 35.46, time drop, 4. Noah Mejias 35.85, time drop, 6. Alex Viazmetinov 37.10, time drop, 8. Ethan Hall 41.00, 9. Martin Petkov 42.47, 10. Eugene Oh 42.49.

100-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:01.40; SOFLO: 7. Ethan McPeek 1:08.86, time drop, 8. Jaden Amores 1:09.57, time drop, 9. Derek Hau 1:10.02, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
13-and-over, 1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 4:47.97; SOFLO: 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:49.58, 4. Juan Colmenares 4:55.58, time drop, 5. John Paul Handal 4:55.60, time drop, 7. Leonardo Mateus 4:57.76, 9. Sebastian Lares 4:59.66.

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

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart Makes First Summer Jr. National Cut; SOFLO Leads After Day Three Of Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

STUART, July 20, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club moved into all three category leads headed into the fourth and final day of the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Long Course Summer Junior Olympics Saturday at Sailfish Splash Water Park.

The defending champion leads the combined (392.50), girls (214) and boys 178.50) team standings among a field of 32 Florida Gold Coast teams.

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart is leaving a lasting impression in her final 14&Under JOs.

Dinehart, 14, won the 200-meter breaststroke in a lifetime-best 2:38.00 to make her first Summer Junior national qualifying standard. She trimmed 4.91 off her previous best (2:42.91) to break 2:40 for the first time to make her cut.

Dinehart was also a member of the third place 400-meter medley relay that finished in 4:38.43 along with Elena Dinehart, Madeline Smutny and Hartley Pitters-Hinds.

Dinehart is third in girls’ high point with 30 points behind Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest (45) and Aspen Gersper of St. Andrew’s (41).

Fiorella Di Salvo was third in the 11-12 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:14.50 with a time drop of 4.05.

Elena Dinehart was third in the 13-14 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:06.26 with a time frop of 1.73.

SOFLO boys won two 10-and-under relays with a dynamic foursome and had one individual champion.

Alejandro Mateus won the 13-14 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:02.30, dropping 12.39.

SOFLO boys won the 200-meter medley relay in 2:34.70 with Oleksii Viazmetinov, Ryan Harries, Juan Vallmitjana and Connor Jimenez.

SOFLO boys also won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 2:16.23 again with Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Oleksii Viazmetinov and Juan Vallmitjana.

Juan Colmenares was second in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:05.19 with a time drop of 10.91.

Christopher Hau was third in the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:40.50 with a time drop of 8.52.

Connor Jimenez was third in the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:19.58 and time drop of 6.73.

The four-day meet concludes Sunday with prelims and finals.

SOFLO looks to be in the driver’s seat to captrure its tenth consecutive JO long course team title and 11th overall in club history. SOFLO has also won back-to-back short and long course JO titles six times.

In March, SOFLO won the FGC 14&Under Short Course JOs for a record tenth overall combined in the club’s 19-year history. SOFLO won the boys title with 524 points ahead of runnerup FAST (401). SOFLO girls finished runnerup by just 18 points behind Pine Crest.

Among top teams in the meet are Pine Crest, Azura, FAST, Jupiter, Hialeah, Swim Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 392.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 335, 3. Jupiter Dragons 274, 4. Metro Aquatics 262.50, 5. Azura 218, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 201, 7. Gulliver 191, 8. Pine Crest 181, 9. Midtown Weston 178, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 165.

BOYS TEAM RESULTS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 178.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 170, 3. tie, Metro Aquatics 150, Jupiter Dragons 150, 5. Azura 148, 6. City of Hialeah 114, 7. Sunrise 84, 8. Wahoos of Wellington 60, 9. FAST 57, 10. TS Aquatics 56.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 214, 2. Gulliver 167.50, 3. St. Andrew’s 165, 4. Pine Crest 144, 5. Coral Springs Swim Club 142, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 141, 7. Midtown Weston 136, 8. Jupiter Dragons 124, 9. Metro Aquatics 112.5, 10. North Palm Beach 94.

GIRLS
200-meter medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Jupiter 2:31.09; 5. SOFLO A 2:39.67 (Isabella Perry, Shelby Evans, Lydia Smutny, Sofia Lugo), 11. SOFLO B 2:54.28 (Alexandra Strong, Alessandra Gendarmi, Francesca Perry, Sophia Avila).

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, GRSC 2:49.51; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:38.00, time drop 4.91.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 2:27.81; SOFLO: 10. Sofia Lugo 2:41.33; 11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JUP 2:13.33; SOFLO: 5. Isabelle Wilson 2:20.00, time drop 1.52, 7. Anastasia Lutz 2:23.20, time drop 2.58; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:05.28; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 2:11.35, time drop 3.22; 6. Madeline Smutny 2:11.41.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 32.83; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 30.48; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 29.03; SOFLO: 7. Madeline Smutny 30.53.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:19.86; 11-12, 1. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 1:12.08; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella DiSalvo 1:14.50, time drop 4.05, 8. Anastasia Lutz 1:17.22; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:04.60; SOFLO: 3. Elena Dinehart 1:06.26, time drop 1.73.

200-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Wahoos of Wellington 2:13.01; 5. SOFLO A 2:23.97 (Alessandra Gendarmi, Isabella Perry, Sophia Avila, Sofia Lugo), 10. SOFLO B 2:32.67 (Lydia Smutny, Francesca Perry, Shelby Evans, Alexandra Strong).

400-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 4:57.71; 4. SOFLO A 5:07.84 (Fiorella Di Salvo, Anastasia Lutz, Gabriela Avila, Isabelle Wilson), 15. SOFLO B 5:27.98 (Sarah Vasquez, Dahila Hirsch, Mariana Pinto, Genesis Escobar); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 4:30.43; 3. SOFLO A 4:38.43 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Madeline Smutny, Hartley Pitters-Hinds).

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JUP 5:17.27; SOFLO: 8. Isabelle Wilson 5:48.00, time drop 3.55, 9. Fiorella Di Salvo 5:48.94, time drop 1.46, 10. Mariana Pinto 5:49.16, time drop 8.11; 13-14, 1. Giovanna Musiello, GRSC 5:19.55; SOFLO: 14. Sabrina Osorio 5:46.37.

BOYS
200-meter medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:34.70 (Oleksii Viazmetinov, Ryan Harries, Juan Vallmitjana, Connor Jimenez); 11-12, 1. Azura 2:12.69, 6. SOFLO A 2:17.98 (Ethan McPeek, Alexander Miller, Luca Hincapie, Kevin Moya), 10. SOFLO B 2:25.20 (Alessio Mazzi, Benjamin Kim, Marvan Ekanayake, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. St. Andrew’s 1:55.38; 4. SOFLO A 2:00.26 (Alejandro Mateus, Logan Gonzalez, Diego Nazario-Vasquez, Zackary Harris), 9. SOFLO B 2:04.35 (Aldo Zepeda, Javier Colmenares, Samuel Bullen, Nathaniel Garrick).

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:41.96; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:29.45; SOFLO: 3. Christopher Hau 2:40.50, time drop 8.52, 4. Javier Colmenares 2:40.53, time drop 5.48, 5. Logan Gonzalez 2:43.17.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 2:21.24; SOFLO: 4. Juan Vallmitjana 2:29.21, time drop 1.86, 10. Oleksii Viazmetinov 2:40.46, time drop 9.96; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 2:09.35; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 2:16.59, time drop 3.79, 7. Kevin Moya 2:17.19, time drop 7.67; 13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:59.58.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 32.88; SOFLO: 9. Connor Jimenez 36.07, time drop 3.12, 10. Juan Vallmitjana 36.62, time drop 0.72; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 30.22; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 26.45.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 1:18.65; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 1:19.58, time drop 6.73, 10. Oleksii Viazmetinov 1:27.54, time drop 3.70; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:10.39; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 1:01.13.

200-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:16.23 (Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Oleksii Viazmetinov, Juan Vallmitjana).

400-meter individual medley.
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 5:08.32; SOFLO: 4. Ethan McPeek 5:41.35, time drop 17.16, 9. Stefano Mazzi 5:51.27, time drop 10.91, 11. Felix Gonzalez 5:53.33, time drop 10.94; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 5:02.30, time drop 12.39; SOFLO: 2. Juan Colmenares 5:05.19, time drop 10.91.

400-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Azura 4:49.57, 4. SOFLO A 5:04.53 (Ethan McPeek, Alexander Miller, Kevin Moya, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. Hialeah 4:19.60, 4. SOFLO A 4:25.59 (Logan Gonzalez, Christopher Hau, Alejandro Mateus, Zackary Harris), 5. SOFLO B 4:29.96 (Aldo Zepeda, Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Nathaniel Garrick).

IF YOU GO

What: 14&Under Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, prelims, 9 a.m., finals 6 p.m.

Where: Sailfish Splash Waterpark, 931 SE Ruhnke, Stuart.

Defending 2018 champions: Combined, SOFLO; Boys, FAST (Flood Aquatics Swim Team); Girls, Pine Crest.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold and will be available at http://www.martincountyswimming.org. Martin County Swimming and North Palm Beach Swim Club are co-hosting the meet. Results will be available on Meet Mobile or http://www.martincountyswimming.org. For more information call Jim McCombs, 772-485-3239.

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

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


By Sharon Robb

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

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

Among SOFLO’s six champions were:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOYS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IF YOU GO

What: Broward County B/C Championships

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

Where: YMCA Weston Family Center, Regional Park, Weston

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

SOFLO Swimmers End Broward County BC Championships On Successful Note


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, February 25, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers continued their winning ways and dropped times on the second and final day of the Broward County BC Championships Sunday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

SOFLO swept the top four places in the girls 9-10 50-yard backstroke. Caitlin Nguyen, 9, won in 40.01 and was followed by Alessandra Gendarmi, 10, best time 40.03, Olivia Wang, 10, 40.98 and Saree Young, 9, 41.52.

Other SOFLO winners were:

Jemma Baldwin, 8, 100-yard individual medley, 1:29.39, time drop of 5.71.

Caitlyn Nguyen, 9, 50-yard backstroke, 40.01.

Olivia Wang, 10, 50-yard butterfly, 38.72.

Gabriela Avila, 12, 50-yard butterfly, 32.41.

Saree Young, 9, 200-yard individual medley, 3:15.67.

Alessio Mazzi, 12, 50-yard backstroke, 34.33, time drop of 1.02

Ryan Harries, 9, 50-yard butterfly, 39.72, time drop of 4.03; 100-yard 1:15.82, time drop of 7.31.

The meet was open to all swimmers on Broward County Florida Gold Coast registered teams who had yet achieved a BB national time age group motivational time standard in the events they are entered. BB time standards were calculated for the 50s of the strokes and 100 individual medley in the 13-and-over age group.

The teams that competed were Azura Florida Aquatics, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Eagles Swim Club, Hammerhead Aquatics, Heritage Aquatic Team, Plantation Swim Team, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, TS Aquatics, Westminster Academy, YMCA of South Florida and host Sunrise Swimming.

SOFLO had 48 swimmers (25 girls, 23 boys) compete in 243 individual events.

Two other BC Championships were also held in Miami-Dade hosted by Eagle Aquatics at Miami Shores Aquatic Center and Palm Beach hosted by North Palm Beach at Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Center.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard individual medley:
8-and-under, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 1:29.39, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Shelby Evans 1:36.77, 7. Jordan Evans 1:42.78, time drop, 8. Aanya Robinson 1:43.11, time drop; 9-10, 1. Salome Paniagua, YSF 1:23.00; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Wang 1:25.41, 4. Caitlin Nguyen 1:27.19, 5. Saree Young 1:29.76, 6. Sophia Avila 1:30.99, time drop, 7. Sofia Gomez 1:33.64; 11-12, 1. Emma Lin, CSSC 1:16.73; SOFLO: 9. Genesis Escobar 1:20.43, time drop, 10. Roshini Shivakumar 1:20.86, time drop; 13-14, 1. Andrea Federica Freites, Azura 1:12.88; 15-and-over, 1. Gigi Leon, HAT 1:16.59.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Caitlin Nguyen, SOFLO 40.01; SOFLO: 2. Alessandra Gendarmi 40.03, time drop, 3. Olivia Wang 40.98, 4. Saree Young 41.52, 8. Sofia Gomez 43.16, time drop; 11-12, 1. Daniela Saffon, Azura 34.66; SOFLO: 4. Roshini Shivakumar 36.86, time drop; 13-14, 1. Eva Renaud, SF 33.80; SOFLO: 4. Gabriella Lissa 35.67, time drop, 5. Samantha Solis 35.89, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Jordan Jones, SF 33.37.

100-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Benjy Sherman, SFTL 1:43.65; SOFLO: 2. Sofia Gomez 1:44.20, time drop, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 1:46.12, time drop, 5. Alexandra Strong 1:46.95, 6. Gabriela Marin 1:50.76; 11-12, 1. Daniela Saffon, Azura 1:26.34; SOFLO: 4. Gel Lewis 1:32.56, 8. Cali Harries 1:35.91, time drop; 13-14, 1. Eva Renaud, SF 1:19.55; SOFLO: 4. Gabriella Lissa 1:27.73; 15-and-over, 1. Victoria Gonzalez, SUN 1:24.89.

100-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Sabina La Pietra, Azura 1:14.77; SOFLO: 3. Jemma Baldwin 1:19.74, time drop, 5. Shelby Evans 1:26.88, time drop, 6. Jordan Evans 1:28.15, 8. Aanya Robinson 1:29.98, time drop; 9-10, 1. Dajah German, SFTL 1:19.06; SOFLO: 3. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:19.64, 5. Olivia Wang 1:21.70, time drop; 11-12, 1. Mila Bond, CSSC 1:05.92; SOFLO: 3. Genesis Escobar 1:07.52, time drop, 5. Pilar Duranti 1:07.62, time drop, 7. Roshini Shivakumar 1:08.22, time drop; 13-14, 1. Sarah Colado, TSA 1:04.17; SOFLO: 4. Gabriella Lissa 1:06.16, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Jordan Jones, SF 1:03.08.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Olivia Wang, SOFLO 38.72; SOFLO: 2. Alessandra Gendarmi 39.92, time drop, 4. Caitlyn Nguyen 40.42, 6. Saree Young 43.57, 7. Sophia Avila 45.60, time drop; 11-12, 1. Gabriela Avila, SOFLO 32.41; SOFLO: 7. Roshini Shivakumar 34.86; 13-14, 1. Maggie Gonio, SFTL 30.98; 15-and-over, 1. Gigi Leon, HAT 34.79.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Saree Young, SOFLO 3:15.67; 11-12, 1. Deniz Sirma, Azura 2:42.49; SOFLO: 5. Pilar Duranti 2:49.92, time drop, 7. Genesis Escobar 2:51.85, time drop; 13-14, 1. Isabel Schlicht, YSF 2:34.11; SOFLO: 2. Samantha Solis 2:40.04, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Jordan Jones, SF 2:42.97.

BOYS

100-yard individual medley:
8-and-under, 1. Alex Diaz, SF 1:37.45; SOFLO: 3. Dylan McVeigh 1:40.48; 9-10, 1. Alistair Bass, SFTL 1:29.69; 11-12, 1. Karvin Jay Ortiz, Azura 1:13.77; SOFLO: 3. Alessio Mazzi 1:15.51, time drop, 7. Nicholas Pelaez 1:17.78, time drop; 13-14, 1. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 1:07.41, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Adrian Hernandez 1:07.65, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Michael Gonio, SFTL 1:09.44.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Zachary Schultz, SUN 42.48; SOFLO: 2. Theodore Gittens 42.90, time drop, 4. Adrian Sowma 43.38, time drop, 6. Emiliano Cavani 44.21, 8. Preston Christensen 45.25, time drop, 10. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 47.87; 11-12, 1. Alessio Mazzi, SOFLO 34.33, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Nicholas Pelaez 36.79, 8. Matt McVeigh 37.81, time drop; 13-14, 1. Tyler Arbelo, SF 31.77; SOFLO: 2. Austin Nelson 31.86, 4. Adrian Hernandez 32.56, time drop, 10. Nicholas Veeser 42.19; 15-and-over, 1. Alejandro Perez, Azura 31.42.

100-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Kavon Clarke, SFTL 1:44.51; SOFLO: 7. Adrian Sowma 1:50.10, time drop; 11-12, 1. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SUN 1:25.61; SOFLO: 5. Matt McVeigh 1:32.08, time drop, 8. Thomas Pereira-Ramallo 1:43.40; 13-14, 1. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 1:13.04; SOFLO: 3. Lucas Porven 1:15.82, time drop, 4. Adrian Hernandez 1:17.45, time drop, 8. Nicholas Veeser 1:36.77, time drop, 9. Samuel Guevara-Cabrera 1:38.87; 15-and-over, 1. Christian Arbelo, SF 1:17.70.

100-yard freestyle:
9-10, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:15.82, time drop; 11-12, 1. Karvin Jay Ortiz, Azura 1:03.53; SOFLO: 7. Nicholas Pelaez 1:08.92, time drop, 10. Matt McVeigh 1:11.40, time drop; 13-14, 1. Jihwan Kim, YSF 57.67; SOFLO: 2. Lucas Porven 58.31, time drop, 3. Austin Nelson 1:01.16; 15-and-over, 1. Sebastian Braithwaite, TSA 58.41.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 39.72, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Emiliano Cavani 42.42, 9. Adrian Sowma 48.54, time drop; 11-12, 1. Karvin Jay Ortiz, Azura 33.32; SOFLO: 8. Nicholas Pelaez 35.42; 13-14, 1. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 27.87; SOFLO: 5. Adrian Hernandez 30.84, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Michael Gonio, SFTL 29.82.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Kavon Clarke, SFTL 3:05.82; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Osorio, Azura 2:41.91; 13-14, 1. Vincenzo DiCorpo, SF 2:57.17; 15-and-over, 1. Christian Arbelo, SF 2;22.43.

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