Tjon A Joe Wins Second Gold Medal, Neckles Breaks FINA Masters World Record On Final Day Of CCCAN Swimming Championships In Barbados


By Sharon Robb

CHRISTCHURCH, BARBADOS, July 3, 2019—Renzo Tjon A Joe of Suriname swept the freestyle events on the fifth and final day of the 32nd Central American and Caribbean Aquatic Championships [CCCAN] Tuesday at National Aquatic Centre.

The Olympian and national record holder won the 50-meter freestyle in 22.70. He was top seed after prelims in 22.78. The day before he won the 100-meter freestyle in 50.35 after going 50.18 in the morning.

SOFLO’s Diego Nazario, 12, of Puerto Rico finished his successful week with a second-place finish as a member of the 4×100-meter medley relay in 4:31.79. His butterfly split was 1:04.98. He was 14th in his final individual event, 50-meter freestyle in 28.06. He finished with 11 points.

SOFLO teammate Sebastian Lares, 14, of Panama was a member of the fourth place 4×100-meter medley relay in 4:20.28. His breaststroke split was 1:14.10. He was 12th in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 2:23.00 with a time drop of 0.57. He finished with seven points.

Jamaica’s Gaby Banks of SOFLO and Nicholas Vale are shortlisted for the FINA Junior World Championship set for August 20-25 in Budapest, Hungary.

At age 40, Nicky Neckles of Barbados broke the FINA Masters world record in the 40-44 age group in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:09.08 and won the event, beating swimmers more than half his age. The previous record was 2:10.57.

An estimated 500 athletes from 29 countries are competed. Several participants were attempting to qualify for the World Championship and Pan American Games before the July 3 deadline.

Twenty eight countries were represented at the swimming championships including Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vicente and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and US Virgin Islands.

CCCAN is an age group swimming championship with 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and 18-and-over age categories.

TUESDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Diana Paola Gomez Ruiz, MEX 4:39.43; 13-14, 1. Maria Yegres, VEN 4:28.53; 15-17, 1. Michelle Ramiez, HON 4:30.57; 18-and-over, 1. Silvia Garza Castro, MEX 4:31.59.

50-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Amari Ash, TTO 28.37; 13-14, 1. Miriam Sheehan, PUR 26.74; 15-17, 1. Elizabeth Timmer, ARU 26.92; 3. Gaby Banks, JAM 27.13/27.17; 18-and-over, 1. Cherelle Thompson, TTO 26.08. 3. Cathy Cooper, PAN 26.87/26.94, 7. Lauren Hew, CAY 27.57/27.87.

100-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Kokolo Foster, JAM 1:19.01; 13-14, 1. Emily Santos, PAN 1:13.40; 15-17, 1. Elisa Alejandra Funes, ESA 1:16.90, Gaby Banks, JAM, scratch; 18-and-under, 1. Anahi Schreuders, ARU 1:14.57.

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Elizabeth Jimenez Garrido, DOM 2:26.39; 13-14, 1. Camila Rodriguez Suriano, MEX 2:27.37; 15-17, 1. Danielle Titus, BAR 2:19.38, 11. Simone Vale, JAM 2:34.88; 18-and-over, 1. Krystal Lara, DOM 2:16.06.

4×100 meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Mexico 4:43.15, 2. Bermuda 4:52.75, 3. Dominican Republic 4:56.59; 13-14, 1. Mexico 4:31.62, 2. Puerto Rico 4:34.07, 3. Jamaica 4:38.16; 15-17, 1. Mexico 4:29.18, 2. Barbados 4:38.48, 3. Honduras 4:38.94; 18-and-over, 1. Mexico 4:34.55, 2. Panama 4:51.05.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Luis Eduardo Corona Martinez, MEX 4:18.73; 13-14, 1. Josean Massucco, PUR 4:06.85; 15-17, 1. Chance Conde, PUR 4:04.33; 7. Nicholas Vale, JAM 4:18.82/4:18.57; 18-and-over, 1. Alex Sobers, BAR 3:59.74.

50-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Marvin Johnson, BAH 26.08, 14. Diego Nazario, PUR 28.06; 13-14, 1. Nathaniel Thomas, JAM 24.38; 15-17, 1. Lamar Taylor, BAH 23.33; 18-and-over, 1. Renzo Tjon A Joe, SUR 22.70/22.78, 7. Sidrell Williams, JAM 23.94/23.97.

100-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Gavin Kock, ARU 1:12.39; 13-14, 1. Ludovic Lomon, GUADE 1:07.13; 15-17, 1. Luis Ramirez, VEN 1:04.96; 18-and-over, 1. Josue Dominguez, DOM 1:02.90

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Kevin Alejandro Palencia Llamas, MEX 2:24.49; 13-14, 1. Eduardo Pardo Torres, MEX 2:11.53, 12. Sebastian Lares, PAN 2:23.00; 15-17, 1. Tristian Pragnell, BAR 2:09.76; 18-and-over, 1. Nicky Neckles, BAR 2:09.08.

4×100 meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Mexico 4:28.06, 2. Puerto Rico 4:31.79, 3. Bermuda 4:39.62; 13-14, 1. Mexico 4:03.66, 2. Trinidad & Tobago 4:13.64, 3. Jamaica 4:15.93; 15-17, 1. Venezuela 3:56.54, 2. Mexico 3:58.20, 3. Bahamas 4:00.29; 18-and-over, 1. Panama 3:49.93, 2. Mexico 3:54.24, 3. Barbados 4:00.27.

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

SOFLO’s Nazario Top Local Finisher On Day Three Of CCCAN Swimming Championships; Mexico Leads Medal Count


By Sharon Robb

CHRISTCHURCH, BARBADOS, July 1, 2019—Diego Nazario of Puerto Rico was the top local finisher on Day Three of the 32nd Central American and Caribbean Aquatic Championships [CCCAN] Sunday at National Aquatic Centre.

The 12-year-old South Florida Aquatic Club Silver Group swimmer was fourth in the 50-meter butterfly in 29.55.

Nazario was also a member of the second place 11-12 4×100-meter freestyle relay that won in 4:02.95. Nazario’s split was 1:00.46.

SOFLO’s Sebastian Lares, 14, of Panama was sixth in the 400-meter individual medley in a career-best 4:50.52. Lares dropped 7.43 seconds off his previous best of 4:57.95.

Lares was also sixth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:02.84. Lares swam a best time of 1:02.52 in morning prelims, dropping 0.70.

Lares anchored Panama’s winning 4×100-meter freestyle that won in 3:50.51. His split was 55.69.

Laila Michel of Haiti broke the 100-meter butterfly national record in 1:08.84.

After three days of competition, Mexico is dominating the medal count with 60 (26 gold, 21 silver, 13 bronze) ahead of Venezuela with 17 and Panama, Bahamas and Puerto Rico each with 16 total medals.

Jamaica’s Gaby Banks and Nicholas Vale are shortlisted for the FINA Junior World Championship set for August 20-25 in Budapest, Hungary.

An estimated 500 athletes from 29 countries are competing. Several participants are trying to qualify for the World Championship and Pan American Games before the July 3 deadline.

Twenty eight countries are represented at the swimming championships including Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vicente and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and US Virgin Islands.

CCCAN is an age group swimming championship with 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and 18-and-over age categories. The meet ends Tuesday.

The prelims and finals are being live streamed on the meet’s official Facebook page.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Harper Barrowman, CAY 2:14.60; 13-14, 1. Elan Daley, BER 2:08.56; 15-17, 1. Logan Watson-Brown, BERAG 2:06.33; 18-and-over, 1. Krystal Lara, DOM 2:06.04, 5. Lauren Hew, CAY 2:12.96.

50-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Saidah Brown, JAM 30.76; 13-14, 1. Miriam Sheehan, PUR 27.59; 15-17. 1. Karla Abarca, NCA 29.11, 8. Simone Vale, JAM 30.21/30.16 prelims, 11. Gaby Banks 30.37; 18-and-over, 1. Lismar Lyon, VEN 27.61.

100-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Elizabeth Jimenez Garrido, DOM 1:08.20; 13-14, 1. Camilla Rodriguez Suriano, MEX 1:07.90; 15-17, 1. Danielle Titus, BAR 1:04.64, 10. Simone Vale, JAM 1:09.96; 18-and-over, 1. Krystal Lara, DOM 1:03.77, 6. Lauren Hew, CAY 1:08.96/1:07.31.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Aide Beatriz Diaz Lugo, MEX 5:05.56; 15-17, 1. Karen Rodriguez Cardenas, MEX 5:07.67; 18-and-over, 1. Georgina Gonzalez Garcia, MEX 5:11.76.

4×100-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Mexico 4:15.56, 2. Bermuda 4:17.15, 3. Dominican 4:17.47; 13-14, 1. Mexico 4:03.40, 2. Puerto Rico 4:06.33, 3. Bermuda 4:07.44; 15-17, 1. Mexico 3:58.37, 2. Puerto Rico 4:05.11, 3. Trinidad & Tobago 4:06.85; 18-and-over, 1. Mexico 4:03.34, 2. Panama 4:06.55.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Luis Eduardo Corona Martinez, MEX 2:03.06; 13-14, 1. Rodrigo Ramos Chavez, MEX 1:57.55; 15-17, 1. Mitch Bourgeois, GUADE 1:55.67; 6. Nicholas Vale, JAM 1:58.35/1:57.81; 18-and-over, 1. Alex Sobers, BAR 1:53.30, 9. Sidrell Williams, JAM 1:59.14.

50-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Marvin Johnson, BAH 28.10, 4. Diego Nazario, PUR 29.55; 13-14, 1. Miguel Eduardo Rojas Newman, MEX 25.72; 15-17, 1. Jayhan Odlum-Smith, LCA 25.46, 6. Nicholas Vale 26.30/25.98; 18-and-over, 1. Cadell Lyons, TTO 24.69, 8. Sidrell Williams, JAM 26.30/26.55.

100-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Kaiser Ruiz Garcia, PUR 1:07.07; 13-14, 1. Eduardo Pardo Torres, MEX 1:00.72, 6. Sebastian Lares, PAN 1:02.84/1:02.52; 15-17, 1. Davante Carey, BAH 58.81; 18-and-over, 1. Carlos Godinez Garcia, MEX 58.61.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Roberto Bonilla, GUA 4:37.63, 6. Sebastian Lares, PAN 4:50.52; 15-17, 1. Tyler Chrsitianson, PAN 4:31.73; 18-and-over, 1. Carlos Kossio Mendez, MEX 4:30.23.

4×100-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Mexico :56.02, 2. Puerto Rico 4:02.95, 3. Bermuda 4:06.94; 13-14, 1. Panama 3:50.51; 15-17, 1. Mexico 3:34.89, 2. Venezuela 3:36.03, 3. Trinidad & Tobago 3:36.94; 18-and-over, 1. Panama 3:28.13, 2. Trinidad & Tobago 3:28.89, 3. Mexico 3:29.50.

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

SOFLO’s Sebastian Lares, Gaby Banks, FGC Swimmers Compete In CCCAN Swimming Championships That Begin Friday In Barbados


By Sharon Robb

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, June 27, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club’s Sebastian Lares of Panama and Gaby Banks of Jamaica will compete in the 32nd Central American and Caribbean Aquatic Championships [CCCAN] at National Aquatic Centre.

Lares, 14, will compete in four individual events and two relays. He will compete in the 13-14 100-meter backstroke, 400-meter individual medley, 200-meter individual medley and 200-meter backstroke.

Banks, 16, is seeded second in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.65. She will also swim the 50-meter butterfly, 200-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly, 50-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter breaststroke.

Pine Crest alum and Kenyon College-bound Nicholas Vale will represent Jamaica. He will be joined by his younger sister, Simone Vale, 15, and Sidrell Williams, another Florida Gold Coast swimmer. Renzo Tjon A Joe, 23, will represent Suriname. Cathy Cooper, 19, will compete for Panama. Lauren Hew will represent the Cayman Islands.

Banks and Vale are also shortlisted for the FINA Junior World Championship set for August 20-25 in Budapest, Hungary.

An estimated 500 athletes from 29 countries are expected to compete in pool swimming. Several participants will try to qualify for the World Championship and Pan American Games before the July 3 deadline.

Twenty eight countries will be represented at the swimming championships including Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vicente and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and US Virgin Islands.

Barbados Aquatic Sports Association president Tony Selby said during the meet’s press conference that he expects a competitive meet.

“There is going to be a lot of competition in swimming,” Selby said. “I have had a look at the psych sheet and the competition is going to be stiff. Obviously, the powerhouses of the Caribbean are Trinidad and Bahamas, they will all be here as well trying to maintain glory to the English-speaking Caribbean over the Central American countries.”

According to Selby, Mexico has not competed in CCCAN for several years, and they are coming to make a statement with a large group of 81 athletes.

CCCAN is an age group swimming championship with 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and 18-and-over age categories.

The swimming will be held from Friday to July 2. The races will be swam as preliminary qualifying heats in the morning and finals at night, a similar format to CARIFTA and other four- or five-day swim meets.

The Championships, which also features synchronized swimming, open water swimming and water polo, began on Monday.

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

Lares, Pinto, Torres Lead SOFLO Swimmers, FGC All-Stars Shine; Florida Swimming Sweeps Team Titles At FGC-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet


By Sharon Robb

FORT PIERCE, April 2, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers were successful as Florida Gold Coast All-Stars in the annual dual meet against Florida Swimming at Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

Sebastian Lares, 14, had one of his finest meets in his young career. He was a member of two winning Florida Gold Coast relay teams and had six Top 6 finishes in individual events.

Lares anchored the 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:36.85 with teammates Joshua Zuchowski, Parker Rosenthal and Matthew Tarafa. Lares swam third leg on the 200-yard freestyle relay that finished first in 1:28.68 with Tarafa, Agustin Rodriguez and Zuchowski.

Lares was also second in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 1:59.60. It was the first time he broke 2 minutes. His No. 12 seed time was 2:06.41.

Lares was third in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:13.65, fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.34 and sixth in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.59, 100-yard butterfly in 55.54 and 200-yard backstroke in 2:03.07.

Mariana Pinto was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:22.39 and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.37.

Victoria Torres was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:23.15.

Natalia Sibug was fifth in the 11-12 100-yard breaststroke and Victoria Torres was also fifth in 13-14.

Javier Colmenares was third in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 1:00.52, fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:12.37 and sixth in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:02.33 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:13.25.

Stefano Mazzi was fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:10.94 and sixth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:37.81.

Natalia Sibug was sixth in the 50-yard breaststroke in 33.65.

Florida Swimming swept all three team titles. Florida Swimming won the combined, 871-556; men, 403-263; and women, 406-259.

SOFLO had six boys and four girls on the team at the three-day meet that ended on Sunday morning. The boys who qualified were Sebastian Lares, Alejandro Mateus, Javier Colmenares, Kevin Moya, Stefano Mazzi and Juan Vallmitjana. The girls were Victoria Torres, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz and Natalia Sibug.

The top six finishers at the FGC 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team. Several swimmers turned down spots because of spring break vacations and other commitments.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 871, 2. Florida Gold Coast 556.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 871, 2. Florida Gold Coast 556.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 406, 2. Florida Gold Coast 259.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 31.42; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 28.31; SOFLO: 12. Anastasia Lutz 30.42, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Sarah Evans, FL 57.09.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 59.11; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 53.22; SOFLO: 14. Anastasia Lutz 57.56, 25. Natalia Sibug 59.83.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 2:08.19; 11-12, 1. Elia Klyce, FL 1:57.21; SOFLO: 4. Mariana Pinto 2:03.37; 13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 1:49.77.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Tessa Broedell, FGC 1:16.31; 11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, FGC 1:09.65; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 1:12.60; 13-14, 1. Riley Botting, FGC 1:05.03; SOFLO: 5. Victoria Torres 1:07.43.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 1:08.59; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 1:02.80; SOFLO: 18. Natalia Sibug 1:06.87, 21. Anastasia Lutz 1:07.33.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Lilliana Krstolic, FL 2:32.68; 11-12, 1. Ella Klyce, FL 2:14.13; SOFLO: 9. Anastasia Lutz 2:23.09, 12. Mariana Pinto 2:24.72; 13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 2:05.10.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan FL 4:23.69.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, FGC 27.85; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 25.01; SOFLO: 10. Anastasia Lutz 26.55, 18. Natalia Sibug 27.19; 13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 23.73; SOFLO: 18. Victoria Torres 25.84.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, FGC 1:07.72; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 1:00.07; SOFLO: 15. Mariana Pinto 1:06.62; 13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 55.66; SOFLO: 16. Victoria Torres 1:04.18, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 4:51.19; SOFLO: 11. Victoria Torres 5:19.61.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. FGC A 1:53.14, 4. FGC B 1:59.08, 6. FGC C 2:05.44, 7. FGC D 2:07.17; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:40.68, 3. FGC B 1:46.18, 5. FGC A 1:48.23, 7. FGC D 1:52.12, 8. FGC C 1:57.46; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:35.45, 2. FGC A 1:36.94, 6. FGC B 1:44.45, 7. FGC C 1:44.56.

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. FGC A 2:07.37, 4. FGC B 2:13.70; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:53.17, 3. FGC A 1:57.19; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:46.11, 2. FGC A 1:46.79, 6. FGC B 1:51.41, 7. FGC C 2:00.42.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 30.46; 11-12, 1. Jeffrey Wolfe, FL 26.02; SOFLO: 10. Kevin Moya 29.79, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 48.83; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 55.59, 13. Alejandro Mateus 58.32.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 58.52; SOFLO: 16. Juan Vallmitjana 1:07.70; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, FGC 52.61; SOFLO: 17. Kevin Moya 56.42.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 2:06.64; SOFLO: 11. Juan Vallmitjana 2:27.29; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 1:53.64; 13-14, 1. Ryan Reynolds, FL 1:44.66.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Declan Costello, FL 1:16.95; SOFLO: 10. Stefano Mazzi 1:26.82, 13. Juan Vallmitjana 1:33.54; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 1:03.05; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 1:07.20; 13-14, 1. Parker Rosenthal, FGC 1:01.30.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 1:08.05; SOFLO: 10. Stefano Mazzi 1:14.56; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 57.48; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 1:02.33, 20. Kevin Moya 1:07.70, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Gonzalez, FL 2:26.91; SOFLO: 6. Stefano Mazzi 2:37.81; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 2:07.55; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:12.37; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 1:51.17; SOFLO: 4. Sebastian Lares 2:00.34, 11. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.12.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 4:00.87; SOFLO: 3. Sebastian Lares 4:13.65, 11. Alejandro Mateus 4:32.88.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 26.65; SOFLO: 11. Juan Vallmitjana 29.65; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, FGC 23.87; SOFLO: 19. Kevin Moya 26.13; 13-14, 1. Andrew Billitto, FL 21.98.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Gonzalez, FL 1:07.33; SOFLO: 13. Stefano Mazzi 1:16.51; 11-12, 1. Jeffrey Wolfe, FL 59.79; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 1:00.52, time drop, 21. Kevin Moya 1:11.41; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 49.80; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 55.54, 17. Alejandro Mateus 58.36, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mason Edmund, FL 4:45.90.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 1:48.08, 2. FGC A 1:53.08; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:36.10, 2FGC A 1:39.84; 13-14, 1. FGC A 1:28.68 (Matthew Tarafa, Agustin Rodriguez, Sebastian Lares, Joshua Zuchowski).

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 2:02.48, 2. FGC A 2:09.80, 3. FGC B 2:10.81; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:45.93, 2. FGC A 1:47.84; 13-14, 1. FGC A 1:36.85 (Joshua Zuchowski, Parker Rosenthal, Matthew Tarafa, Sebastian Lares), 2. Florida Swimming 1:39.59, 3. FGC B 1:43.11.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 1:07.24; 11-12, 1. Elia Klyce, FL 1:01.50; SOFLO: 10. Anastasia Lutz 1:05.93, 15. Mariana Pinto 1:07.87.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 2:04.99.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, FGC 5:21.34; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 5:22.39.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 50.55; SOFLO: 20. Victoria Torres 55.60, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Tessa Broedell, FGC 35.55; 11-12, 1. Ekaterina Baranova, FL 30.90; SOFLO: 6. Natalia Sibug 33.65.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Riley Botting, FGC 2:22.25; SOFLO: 2. Victoria Torres 2:23.15, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Blakely Hammel, FL 30.29; 11-12, 1. Anna Gavin, FL 26.81; SOFLO: 17. Natalia Sibug 29.76.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 2:03.13.

200-yard freestyle relay:
Mixed 10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 1:50.16, 3. FGC A 1:51.11; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:37.86, 3. FGC A 1:40.13; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:30.88, 2. FGC 1:31.24.

BOYS

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 1:06.61; SOFLO: 5. Stefano Mazzi 1:10.94; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, FGC 56.55.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 1:48.57; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 2:03.07, 9. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.45.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 5:04.30; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 5:13.25.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Andrew Billitto, FL 47.48.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Liam Roberts, FL 34.49; SOFLO: 12. Juan Vallmitjana 43.09; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 29.72; SOFLO: 7. Javier Colmenares 32.10.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14. 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 2:04.57.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Cole Herbet, FL 30.29; SOFLO: 18. Stefano Mazzi 32.96, time drop; 11-12, 1. Dylan Ducut, FL 25.49; SOFLO: 9. Kevin Moya 29.88.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Ryan Reynolds, FL 1:55.84; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 1:59.60, time drop, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.80, time drop.

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

Mariana Pinto SOFLO Top Finisher At FGC-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet At Indian River


By Sharon Robb

FORT PIERCE, March 29, 2019—Mariana Pinto was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher for Florida Gold Coast All-Stars Friday night in the All-Star dual meet against Florida Swimming at Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

Pinto, 11, finished second in the 11-12 1,000-yard freestyle in a best time 11:00.88. She shaved 57.76 off her seed time and nearly broke 11 minutes.

Pinto was also a member of Florida Gold Coast’s sixth place 11-12 200-yard medley relay.

Pinto has the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly left to swim.

Sebastian Lares, 14, and Juan Vallmitjana, 10, were SOFLO’s top boys’ finishers.

Lares was a member of the third place 13-14 200-yard mixed medley relay with Parker Rosenthal, Giulianna Garcia and Isabella Chambers. Lares has six individual events left to swim over two days.

Vallmitjana was seventh in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:19.41. He was also a member of the tenth place 10-and-under 200-yard mixed medley relay. He has five individual events remaining.

No team results were released on opening night by meet hosts.

SOFLO has six boys and four girls on the team for the three-day meet that runs from Friday night to Sunday morning. The boys who qualified are Sebastian Lares, Alejandro Mateus, Javier Colmenares, Kevin Moya, Stefano Mazzi and Juan Vallmitjana. The girls are Victoria Torres, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz and Natalia Sibug.

The top six finishers at the FGC 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team. Several swimmers turned down spots because of spring break vacations and other commitments.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,000-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, FGC 10:57.43, 2. Mariana Pinto, FGC 11:00.88, 3. Annika Stafford, FL 11:05.80; 13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 9:58.99, 2. Meg Howell , FL 10:25.06, 3. Mariana Cote, FGC 10:28.99.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gemma Gledhill, FL 5:47.00, 2. Lilliana Krstolic, FL 5:49.16, 3. Hana Sungail, FL 5:56.19.

200-yard mixed medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Florida Gold Coast A 2:04.70 (Asher Smith, Tessa Broedell, Alera Hurwitz, Andreas Dasilva), 2. Florida Swimming A 2:05.34, 3. Florida Swimming C 2:06.88; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:48.26, 2. Florida Gold Coast A 1:49.29, 3. Florida Swimming C 1:52.32; 13-14, 1. Florida Gold Coast A 1:39.93 (Joshua Zuchowski, Michelle Fernandez, Nicole Aguilar, Matthew Tarafa), 2. Florida Swimming 1:40.96, 3. Florida Gold Coast 1:43.75 B (Sebastian Lares, Parker Rosenthal, Giulianna Grcia, Isabella Chambers).

BOYS

1,000-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Makar Goncharov, FGC 10:31.00, 2. Tyler Armbruster, FGC 10:55.37, 3. Henry Shoemaker, FL 10:57.10; 13-14, 1. Mason Edmund, FL 9:38.56, 2. Evan Keogh, FL 9:40.00, 3. Andrew Taylor, FL 9:40.49.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 5:30.94, 2. Andreas Dalsilva, FGC 5:41.67, 3. Liam Halsey, FL 5:44.08; SOFLO: 7. Juan Vallmitjana, FGC 6:19.41.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast vs. Florida Swimming All-Star Dual Meet

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, Session II, 9 a.m. and Session III, 3 p.m.; Sunday, Session IV, 9 a.m.

Where: Indian River State College, Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

Of note: Admission is $5. Indian River Aquatics is hosting the meet. For more information call 772-462-7760.

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Captures FGC Short Course Junior Olympics For Tenth Title


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 17, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club continues to build on its winning tradition, culture and legacy in Florida Gold Coast swimming.

On Sunday, the largest and most diverse club won the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championship at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

It was a record ninth consecutive and tenth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 19-year history.

SOFLO won the combined team title with 936 points, nearly 300 points ahead of runner-up Pine Crest with 670.

SOFLO won the boys team totals with 524 points ahead of runner-up FAST with 401.

SOFLO girls finished runner-up to Pine Crest by just 18 points. Pine Crest, led by Julia Podkoscielny and Sara Lin, won with 429 points and SOFLO had 411.

Buoyed by talent, depth and strong relay contingent, SOFLO led the three-day meet from start-to-finish much to the delight of swimmers, parents and coaches.

The boys 10-and-under and 11-12 groups were the top age groups in team rankings. The 13-14 boys were ranked second. SOFLO girls 11-12 and 13-14 were ranked third.

The girls top points finisher in high point was Olivia Dinehart, 14, third in 13-14 with 70 points. Sebastian Lares, 14, was the top boys swimmer third with 64 points. Both left a lasting impression in their final JO Short Course meet since they will be aging up.

With 60 swimmers in 317 individual events and 42 relays SOFLO was the team to beat from opening day.

During the final day of competition, Olivia Dinehart won the 13-14 50-yard breaststroke in 29.38 and 1,650-yard freestyle in 17:05.70.

Madeline Smutny won the 13-14 200-yard butterfly in 2:07.72.

In an exciting relay race, SOFLO’s 11-12 girls 200-yard freestyle relay was second in 1:47.74 with Mariana Pinto, Gabriela Avila, Isabelle Wilson and Anastasia Lutz. Coral Springs Swim Club won in 1:47.69.

Isabelle Wilson was second in the 11-12 1,650-yard freestyle in 18:32.42.

SOFLO’s 13-14 400-yard freestyle relay was third in 3:41.81 with Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres and Alexis Christensen.

SOFLO’s 11-12 boys 200-yard freestyle relay was third in 1:47.41 with Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie, Marvan Ekanayake and Kevin Moya.

SOFLO’s 13-14 400-yard freestyle relay was third in 3:22.69 with Juan Mora, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Zackary Harris and Sebastian Lares.

Stefano Mazzi was third in the 10-and-under 200-yard individual medley in 2:34.24.

Javier Colmenares was second in the 11-12 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.42. He was also second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 30.79.

Sebastian Lares was second in the 13-14 200-yard individual medley in 1:57.58.

Juan Mora was third in the 13-14 50-yard breaststroke in 28.09.

The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

More than 600 swimmers and 43 teams competed. Among FGC teams competing at Pine Crest Swimming, Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, TS Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, FAST, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver and AquaKids Sharks.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 936, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 670, 3. Jupiter Dragons 580, 4. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 510, 5. FAST 506, 6. Metro Aquatics 448, 7. Wahoos of Wellington 379, 8. Gulliver 341, 9. Azura 324, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 320.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 524.5, 2. FAST 401, 3. Jupiter 334.5, 4. Swim Fort Lauderdale 265, 5. Pine Crest 241, 6. Metro Aquatics 229, 7. City of Hialeah 207, 8. St. Andrew’s 206, 9. East Coast 179.5, 10. Azura 140.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 429, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 411.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 304, 4. Wahoos of Wellington 288.5, 5. Coral Springs 285, 6. Gulliver 263, 7. Jupiter 245.5, 8. Midtown Weston 226, 9. Metro Aquatics 219, 10. Azura 184.

AGE GROUP TEAM RANKINGS
GIRLS 10-AND-UNDER: 1. Wahoos of Wellington 161, 2. Metro Aquatics 128, 3. Jupiter 103, 4. Eagle Aquatics 77, 5. Midtown Weston 71, 9. SOFLO 42.

GIRLS 11-12: 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 153, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 150, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 149.50, 4. Pine Crest 136, 5. Gulliver 117.

GIRLS 13-14: 1. Pine Crest 287, 2. St. Andrew’s 232, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 220, 4. Gulliver 146, 5. Midtown Weston 112.

BOYS 10-AND-UNDER: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 134, 2. Pine Crest 101, 3. Metro Aquatics 86, 4. Flood Aquatics 84, 5. St. Andrew’s 82.

BOYS 11-12: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 163.50, 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 152, 3. Pine Crest 135, 4. Metro Aquatics 134, 5. Jupiter Dragons 124.

BOYS 13-14: 1. Flood Aquatics 259, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 227, 3. City of Hialeah 205, 4. East Coast Aquatic 139.50, 5. Jupiter Dragons 136.50.

HIGH POINT AWARDS

GIRLS 10-AND-UNDER: 1. Gina Balzano, EA 77; SOFLO: 22. Giada Porven 8, 31. Elise Dinehart 4, 34. Lydia Smutny 2.

GIRLS 11-12: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 77; SOFLO: 12. Mariana Pinto 24, 15. Natalia Sibug 22, 23. Isabelle Wilson 17, 33. Anastasia Lutz 8.50, 41. Mariann Catalasan 2, Sarah Vasquez 2.

GIRLS 13-14: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 77; SOFLO: 3. Olivia Dinehart 70, 9. Elena Dinehart 35, 25. Victoria Torres 13, 26. Madeline Smutny 12, 29. Sally Golding 9, 42. Alexis Christensen 1.

BOYS 10-AND-UNDER: 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 73; SOFLO: 4. Stefano Mazzi 44, 9. Juan Vallmitjana 24, 19. Connor Jimenez 11, 23. Ryan Harries 7.

BOYS 11-12: 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 77; SOFLO: 5. Javier Colmenares 57, 19. Kevin Moya 18.50, 31. Hashan Ekanayake, 7, Jonathan Lozano, 7.

BOYS 13-14: 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 77; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 64, 5. Juan Mora 56, 29. Alejandro Mateus 7, 34. Alex Golding 4, 36. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 3, 36. Logan Gonzalez 3, 42. Samuel Bullen 2

GIRLS

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:29.41, 2. Maria Perez, MWA 2:40.07, 3. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 2:41.91; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:10.50, 2. Sara Lin, PC 2:15.42, 3. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 2:16.70; SOFLO: 6. Mariana Pinto 2:19.77, 8. Natalia Sibug 2:22.46; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:04.82, 2. Riley Botting, PC 2:07.79, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 2:09.47; SOFLO: 8. Sally Golding 2:14.28.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 32.53, 2. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 32.65, 3. Abigail Almacen, SUN 33.97; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 27.87, 2. Nicole Creed, CSSC 28.97, 3. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 29.15; SOFLO: 9. Anastasia Lutz 30.56; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 25.51, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 26.12, 3. Katherine Nordheim, SAS 27.32; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 28.13.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Tessa Broedell, JDST 35.51, 2. Isabel Viera, Unattached 36.60, 3. Myriam Smithwick, JDST 37.76; SOFLO: 11. Elise Dinehart 41.33; 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 30.46, 2. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 32.30, 3. Abbie Sarg, FKSC 32.58; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 33.24; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 29.38, 2. Michelle Ferrnandez, HSC 29.98, 3. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 30.04; SOFLO: 7. Victoria Torres 30.90.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JDST 2:18.01, 2. Sofia Moreno, GRSC 2:19.36, 3. Bianca Nieto, Unattached 2:19.41; 13-14, 1. Madeline Smutny, SOFLO 2:07.72, 2. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 2:08.13, 3. Rebecca Montero, GRSC 2:10.72; SOFLO: 4. Elena Dinehart 2:11.96.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 58.77, 2. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:01.05, 3. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:01.90; SOFLO: 22. Sofia Lugo 1:08.47, 27. Elise Dinehart 1:10.52; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 51.59, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 56.00, 3. Valentina Fraga, PC 56.57; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 50.84, 2. Isabella Chambers, PC 52.23, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 52.62.

200-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Coral Springs 1:47.69, 2. SOFLO A 1:47.74 (Mariana Pinto, Gabriela Avila, Isabelle Wilson, Anastasia Lutz), 3. East Coast 1:47.81, 16. SOFLO B 1:54.41 (Fiorella Di Salvo, Isabella Rodriguez, Sarah Vasquez, Natalua Sibug).

400-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1.Pine Crest 3:33.57, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:37.41, 3. SOFLO A 3:41.81 (Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres, Alexis Christensen).

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Kiersten Munna, FAST 18:28.72, 2. Isabelle Wilson, SOFLO 18:32.42, 3. Emma Herrera, JDST 18:36.89; SOFLO: 4. Mariana Pinto 18:37.26, 9. Sarah Vasquez 19:49.89; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 17:05.70, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 17:17.53, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 17:25.01; SOFLO: 10. Alexis Christensen 18:15.17.

BOYS

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 2:30.85, 2. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 2:34.06, 3. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 2:34.24; SOFLO: 18. Mason Jimenez 2:53.30; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:03.96, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:08.42, 3. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:10.60; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 1:50.77, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:57.58, 3. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 2:00.78.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Asher Smith, FAST 31.98, 2. Jordan Jean, PC 32.52, 3. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 33.14; SOFLO: 6. Connor Jimenez 34.03, 7. Stefano Mazzi 34.04, 14. Leo Shee 35.98, 19. Oleksii Viazmetinov 36.69, 28. Matthew Jimenez 37.66; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 26.14, 2. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 28.41, 3. Riley Brisco, LLL 28.94; SOFLO: 5. Kevin Moya 29.93; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 23.04, 2. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 25.24, 3. Gregory Nordheim, SAS 25.34.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 36.32, 2. Gabriel Amorim, BMSC 36.66, 3. Jared Berke, PC 36.87; SOFLO: 7. Juan Vallmitjana 39.53, 8. Ryan Harries 39.67; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 30.46, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 30.79, 3. Giulian Martin, CANE 31.25; 13-14, 1. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 27.28, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 27.91, 3. Juan Mora, SOFLO 28.09.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:05.59, 2. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:12.90, 3. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 2:16.59; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 1:49.62, 2. Drio Martin, OSC 1:57.60, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:59.96; SOFLO: 8. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 2:06.16, 10. Alejandro Mateus 2:10.26.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 59.08, 2. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 59.26, 3. Jared Berke, PC 1:01.45; SOFLO: 8. Stefano Mazzi 1:03.99, 10. Juan Vallmitjana 1:04.23, 19. Oleksii Viazmetinov 1:07.56, 39. Mason Jimenez 1:12.48; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAt 51.80, 2. Riley Brisco, LLL 54.01, 3. Henry Evans, JDST 54.18; SOFLO: 6. Kevin Moya 57.58; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 47.61, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 48.16, 3. Juan Mora, SOFLO 48.68.

200-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Jupiter 1:45.96, 2. Pine Crest 1:47.33, 3. SOFLO A 1:47.41 (Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie, Marvan Ekanayake, Kevin Moya), 15. SOFLO B 1:53.84 (Ethan McPeek, Jonathan Lozano, Hashan Ekanayake, Alessio Mazzi).

400-yard freestyle relay:

13-14: 1. City of Hialeah 3:18.56, 2. FAST 3:19.55, 3. SOFLO A 3:22.69 (Juan Mora, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Zackary Harris, Sebastian Lares), 11. SOFLO B 3:35.68 (Nathaniel Garrick, Alex Golding, Logan Gonzalez, Alejandro Mateus).

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Makar Goncharov, SFTL 17:44.72, 2. Tyler Armbruster, PC 18:06.44, 3. Gavin Sheyda, FAST 18:38.40; SOFLO: 5. Hashan Ekanayake 18:59.40, 8, Jonathan Lozano 19:54.74; 13-14, 1. Christina Proscia, FAST 16:24.37, 2. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 16:43.22, 3. Mason Taylor, JDST 16:43.86; SOFLO: 10. Alejandro Mateus 17:49.36, 11. Nathaniel Garrick 17:51.92.

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

SOFLO Swimmers, Relays Shine On Day Two Of FGC Short Course Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 16, 2018—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club turned in another day of outstanding swims Saturday on Day Two of the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championship at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

SOFLO leads the combined with 409.5 points and boys team totals with 235 points. SOFLO girls overtook Pine Crest to move into first place with 174.5 points.

SOFLO looks to be in the driver’s seat for a record ninth consecutive and tenth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 19-year history.

SOFLO’s girls and boys relays were outstanding piling up the points against some strong competition.

The girls 11-12 400-yard medley relay, seeded fourth going into finals, came up with a stunning win in 4:20.16 with Mariann Catalasan, Natalia Sibug, Mariana Pinto and Anastasia Lutz.

The boys 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay won in 2:15.27 with Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Stefano Mazzi and Juan Vallmitjana.

The boys 11-12 200-yard medley relay won in 1:56.81 with Hashan Ekanayake, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie and Kevin Moya).

The boys 13-14 200-yard medley relay was second in 1:41.25 with Sebastian Lares, Logan Gonzalez, Juan Mora and Diego Nazario-Vazquez.

The boys 11-12 400-yard medley relay was second in 4:19.37 with Jonathan Lozano, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie and Kevin Moya.

The boys 13-14 400-yard medley relay was second in 3:44.13 with Alejandro Mateus, Juan Mora, Sebastian Lares and Diego Nazario-Vazquez.

The girls 13-14 400-yard medley relay was third in 4:04.04 with Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Sally Golding and Victoria Torres.

The girls 13-14 200-yard medley relay was third in 1:51.03 with Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres, Sally Golding and Olivia Dinehart.

SOFLO individual winners were:

Olivia Dinehart, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:16.51. She was also second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:30.27.

Sebastian Lares, 200-yard freestyle, 1:44.01.

Stefano Mazzi, 100-yard backstroke, 1:10.56.

At this year’s meet, SOFLO has 60 swimmers in 317 individual events for JOs. SOFLO also entered a record 42 relays.

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

More than 600 swimmers and 43 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team. Among FGC teams competing at Pine Crest Swimming, Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, TS Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, FAST, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver and AquaKids Sharks.

The three-day meet concludes Sunday with prelims a 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 409.5, 2. Jupiter Dragons 283, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 260, 4. Metro Aquatics 248, 5. St. Andrew’s Swimming 237.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 235, 2. FAST 161, 3. Jupiter Dragons 148.5, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 117, 5. Metro Aquatics 116.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 174.5, 2. Wahoos of Wellington 168, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 143, 4. St. Andrew’s 138, 5. Jupiter Dragons 134.5.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 2:15.42, 2. Jupiter 2:15.53, 3. Wahoos of Wellington 2:16.22, 6. SOFLO A 2:21.54 (Giada Porven, Elise Dinehart, Lydia Smutny, Sofia Lugo), 8. SOFLO B 2:29.93 (Isabella Perry, Shelby Evans, Mikel Martin, Sophia Avila); 11-12, 1. Gulliver 1:56.14, 2. Coral Springs 1:58.61, 3. Azura 1:58.77, 5. SOFLO A 2:01.57 (Anastasia Lutz, Natalia Sibug, Isabella Rodriguez, Mariana Pinto), 16. SOFLO B 2:06.96 (Gabriela Avila, Mariann Catalasan, Fiorella Di Salvo, Isabelle Wilson); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 1:46.55, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:47.73, 3. SOFLO A 1:51.03 (Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres, Sally Golding, Olivia Dinehart).

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 2:28.13, 2. Bianco Nieto, Unattached 2:29.39, 3. Samantha Schoenborn, CSSC 2:34.89; SOFLO: 6. Natalia Sibug 2:37.25, 10. Mariann Catalasan 2:42.93; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:16.51, 2. Micela Sierra, CSSC 2:17.87, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 2:21.14; SOFLO: 8. Victoria Torres 2:25.17, 9. Sally Golding 2:25.52.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:08.32, 2. Rosalia La Pietra, Azura 2:17.28. 3. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 2:18.21; SOFLO: 17. Sofia Lugo 2:27.31, 19. Elise DInehart 2:27.92; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:52.79, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:58.37, 3. Giovanna Musiello, GRSC 2:00.03; SOFLO: 7. Mariana Pinto 2:02.51, 10. Isabelle Wilson 2:04.14; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:51.48, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 1:53.16, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 1:53.43; SOFLO: 8. Elena Dinehart 1:56.66.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurqitz, WOW 30.49, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 30.63, 3. Allison Kelly, JDST 33.06; SOFLO: 8. Giada Porven 33.55; SOFLO: 21. Lydia Smutny 35.50, 30. Sofia Lugo 36.38; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 26.11, 2. Sara Lin, PC 27.50, 3. Anais Gedeon, YSF 27.64; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 25.86, 2. Riley McCormick, CSSC 26.18, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 26.18.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:08.01, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:12.45, 3. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:13.08; SOFLO: 6. Giada Porven 1:15.73, 16. Elise Dinehart 1:22.40; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 58.36, 2. Julianne McCranie, AZura 1:00.91, 3. Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:02.01; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PCc 56.13, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 56.66, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 58.66.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Wahoos of Wellington 2:00.81, 2. Metro Aquatics 2:02.06, 3. St. Andrew’s 2:02.95; SOFLO: 7. SOFLO A 2:06.55 (Sofia Lugo, Elise Dinehart, Isabella Perry, Giada Porven), 9. SOFLO B 2:10.74 (Lydia Smutny, Mikhel Martin, Alessandra Gendarmi, Sophia Avila).

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. SOFLO A 4:20.16 (Mariann Catalasan, Natalia Sibug, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz), 2. Azura 4:20.51, 3. Coral Springs 4:22.61, 12. SOFLO 4:38.44 (Fiorella DiSalvo, Sarah Vasquez, Isabelle Wilson, Gabriela Avila); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 3:55.94, 2. St. Andrew’s 4:01.37, 3. SOFLO A 4:04.04 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Sally Golding, Victoria Torres), 16. SOFLO B 4:19.14 (Sofia Osorio, Sabrina Osorio, Madeline Smutny, Valerie Vank).

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JDST 4:48.31, 2. Sara Lin, PC 4:52.27, 3. Kiersten Munna, FAST 4:52.79; SOFLO: 11. Anastasia Lutz 5:13.77, 12. Mariann Catalasan 5:17.25, 13. Fiorella DiSalvo 5:17.66; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:24.14, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 4:30.27, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 4:32.30; SOFLO: 11. Sally Golding 4:39.14, 16. Victoria Torres 4:48.92, 20. Madeline Smutny 4:53.37, 25. Sabrina Osorio 4:59.71.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:15.27 (Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Stefano Mazzi, Juan Vallmitjana), 2. Jupiter 2:16.76, 3. Metro Aquatics 2:18.65, 10. SOFLO B 2:20.30 (Oleksii Viazmetinov, Leo Shee, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez); 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 1:56.81 (Hashan Ekanayake, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie, Kevin Moya), 2. Pine Crest 1:57.41, 3. Jupiter 1:57.61, 14. SOFLO B 2:09.48 (Ethan McPeek, Derek Hau, Marvan Ekanayake, Alessio Mazzi); 13-14, 1. FAST 1:41.09, 2. SOFLO A 1:41.25 (Sebastian Lares, Logan Gonzalez, Juan Mora, Diego Nazario-Vazquez), 3. East Coast 1:42.03, 10. SOFLO B 1:47.63 (Alex Golding, Zackary Harris, Samuel Bullen, Alejandro Mateus).

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:19.57, 2. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:22.64, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:23.55; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:10.92, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO 2:12.88, 3. Parker Rosenthal, GRSC 2:15.31; SOFLO: 8. Logan Gonzalez 2:21.36, 10. Alex Golding 2:22.53.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 2:07.76, 2. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 2:08.20, 3. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 2:15.36; SOFLO: 10. Juan Vallmitjana 2:19.29, 20. Mason Jimenez 2:27.00, 23. Oleksii Viazmetinov 2:28.50; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:49.26, 2. Henry Evans, JDST 1:56.92, 3. Riley Brisco, LLL 1:57.97; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 1:59.21; 13-14, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:44.01, 2. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 1:44.04, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:46.61.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 30.01, 2. Asher Smith, FAST 31.33, 3. Jared Blake, PC 31.48; SOFLO: 16. Connor Jimenez 33.46, 36. Mason Jimenez 37.16; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 25.48, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 25.73, 3. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 26.84; SOFLO: 7. Kevin Moya 28.17; 13-14, 1. Gregory Nordheim, SAS 23.57, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 23.88, 3. Juan Mora, SOFLO 23.98.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 1:10.56, 2. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 1:11.33, 3. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 1:11.86; SOFLO: 8. Connor Jimenez 1:14.28, 12. Juan Vallmitjana 1:18.22, 18. Oleksii Viazmetinov 1:20.28, 23. Matthew Jimenez 1:23.35; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 56.63, 2. Henry Evans, JDST 1:03.20, 3. Riley Brisco, LLL 1:03.45; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 48.76, 2. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 53.73, 3. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 54.53; SOFLO: 9. Alejandro Mateus 58.70.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:59.64 (Juan Vallmitjana, Stefano Mazzi, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez), 2. Jupiter 2:00.29, 3. Pine Crest 2:01.65, 10. SOFLO B 2:09.83 (Ryan Harries, Leo Shee, Oleksii Viazmetinov, No Name Given).

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 4:30.09, 2. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 4:34.53, 3. George Gonzalez, MAC 4:38.95; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 3:54.20, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 4:14.55, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, Azura 4:20.30; SOFLO: 8. Alex Golding 4:3.03.0, 9. Alejandro Mateus 4:30.39.

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:18.57, 2. SOFLO A 4:19.37 (Jonathan Lozano, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie, Kevin Moya), 3. Pine Crest 4:20.23, 10. SOFLO B 4:39.37 (Ethan McPeek, Derek Hau, Marvan Ekanayake, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. FAST 3:38.89, 2. SOFLO A 3:44.13 (Alejandro Mateus, Juan Mora, Sebastian Lares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez), 3. St. Andrew’s 3:45.77, 11. SOFLO B 3:58.42 (Logan Gonzalez, Alex Golding, Christian Tijero, Zackary Harris).

IF YOU GO

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

When: Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 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 for prelims and $3 for 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 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.

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