SOFLO Headed For Dual Meet Showdown With Host Plantation Swim Team


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, May 5, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club will race Plantation Swim Team in a two-day dual meet that begins Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

On Friday at 4 p.m., the PST-SOFLO Sizzler 25s will feature the 25-yard butterfly, 25-yard backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard freestyle events. There are 88 entries in 12 heats.

SOFLO swimmers are seeded first in every event. They are Gregory Miralles, 8, 25-yard butterfly, 25.29; Santiago Zuluaga, 7, 25-yard backstroke, 22.15; Victoria Colmenares, 8, 25-yard breaststroke, 27.59; and Andres Gomez, 6, 20.53. SOFLO has 20 swimmers entered in 76 events in the sizzler.

Friday action continues with the 50s events beginning at 5:15 p.m. There are 623 entries in 80 heats. The events are the 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 50-meter freestyle. The 800-meter freestyle will also be held.

The meet concludes on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. with the remainder of the events including relays. There are 617 entries in 83 heats.

SOFLO has 139 swimmers (71 girls, 68 boys) entered in 721 events and 32 relay teams for four relays.

Among SOFLO top seeds are: Javier Colmenares, 15, 50-meter breaststroke, 30.67, 200-meter freestyle, 2:00.94 and 200-meter butterfly, 2:08.93; Derek Hau, 14, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:09.45 and 200-meter breaststroke 2:33.72; Felix Gonzalez, 15, 200-meter individual medley, 2:23.63; Wisthon Rendon, 17, 100-meter butterfly, 58.33; Austin Nelson, 16, 100-meter backstroke 59.82 and 200-meter backstroke, 2:06.62.

Spectators will be allowed in a designated area. Spectators will be charged a $5 entrance fee (cash only) per day. Multi day passes may be offered.

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

Jordan Evans, Toma Petkov Triple Winners, Lead SOFLO Sharks At Sweetheart Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

POMPANO BEACH, February 18, 2020—South Florida Aquatic Club had several outstanding swims at the recent Pompano Beach Piranhas Sweetheart Sizzler at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

Jordan Evans and Toma Petkov were SOFLO Sharks’ top finishers.

Evans, 8, won the 7-8 25-yard backstroke in 19.00, 25-yard freestyle in 17.55 and 25-yard breaststroke in 24.71. Evans anchored the winning 100-yard freestyle relay in 1:15.11 with teammates Christie Lumsden, Gabriela Ekht and Devy Otero. Evans was also second in the 25-yard butterfly.

Petkov, 7, was a triple winner. He won the 7-8 25-yard backstroke in 25.77, 25-yard breaststroke in 25.66 and 25-yard freestyle in 18.95. Petkov was also third in the 25-yard butterfly in 24.19.

Other top three SOFLO Sharks finishers were:

Christie Lumsden, 7, second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 22.84; third in the 25-yard butterfly, 23.46; third in the 25-yard backstroke, 24.56; third in the 25-yard freestyle in 18.70.

Ethan Phan, 7, second, 25-yard butterfly, 23.83; second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 25.92.

Alessandro Suarez Cabrera, 8, third, 25-yard breaststroke, 27.28.

SATURDAY SIZZLER RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 32.65; 7-8, 1. Nikolina Dengerud, PB 19.11; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Evans 19.18, 3. Christie Lumsden 23.46, 6. Gabriela Ekht 30.07.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 32.40; 7-8, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 19.00; SOFLO: 3. Christie Lumsden 24.56, 5. Gabriela Ekht 28.24.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 40.94; 7-8, 1. Nikolina Dengerud, PB 22.71; SOFLO: 2. Christie Lumsden 22.84, 3. Jordan Evans 24.71, 5. Gabriela Ekht 33.67.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 29.25; 7-8, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 17.55; SOFLO: 3. Christie Lumsden 18.70, 5. Gabriela Ekht 22.79.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. SOFLO 1:15.11 (Christie Lumsden, Gabriela Ekht, Devy Otero, Jordan Evans).

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
7-8, 1. Lucas Balog, PB 23.53; SOFLO: 2. Ethan Phan 23.83, 3. Toma Petkov 24.19, 4. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 25.52.

25-yard backstroke:
7-8, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 25.77; SOFLO: Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 27.22, 6. Ethan Phan 31.37.

25-yard breaststroke:
7-8, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 25.66; SOFLO: 2. Ethan Phan 25.92, 3. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 27.28.

25-yard freestyle:
7-8, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 18.95; SOFLO: 4. Ethan Phan 22.05, 5. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 22.47.

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

SOFLO’s Erika Pelaez Sweeps Azura Florida Aquatics Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

February 16, 2015—Erika Pelaez of South Florida Aquatic Club won all four individual events and anchored the winning relay at the recent Florida Gold Coast Broward Sizzler hosted by Azura Florida Aquatics.

Pelaez, 8, won the 25-meter butterfly in 16.72; 25-meter backstroke in 17.12; 25-meter breaststroke in 21.69 and 25-meter freestyle in 15.36.

Pelaez anchored the winning 100-meter freestyle relay in 1:20.85 with teammates Leah Pando, Fiorella Di Salvo and Antonia Ortiz.

Six-year-old Giada Porven also won an individual event in the 25-meter freestyle in a best time 22.22.

GIRLS RESULTS

25-meter butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Sofia Egizi, Pine Crest 26.28; SOFLO: 2. Giada Porven 29.36, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 16.72; SOFLO: 5. Fiorella Di Salvo 22.50, 7. Leah Pando 25.65, 8. Celeste Cuevas 26.22, best time, 11. Maria Legaspi 28.53, 12. Antonia Ortiz 30.07, 15. Abigail Natino 31.85.

25-meter backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Sofia Egizi, Pine Crest 30.20; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 17.12; SOFLO: 4. Leah Pando 25.16, best time, 6. Celeste Cuevas 26.50, best time, 7. Fiorella DiSalvo 26.91, 9. Antonia Ortiz 28.50, 16. Maria Legaspi 30.06, 17. Abigail Natino 30.78.

25-meter breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Sofia Egizi, Pine Crest 31.59; SOFLO: 2. Giada Porven 33.47, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 21.69; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella DiSalvo 25.63, 6. Maria Legaspi 26.81, best time, 7. Leah Pando 26.93, 9. Celeste Cuevas 30.34, best time, 13. Antonia Ortiz 32.28, 16. Abigail Natino 35.41.

25-meter freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 22.22, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 15.36; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 17.94, 5. Leah Pando 20.34, best time, 7. Maria Legaspi, 21.88, best time, 9. Celeste Cuevas 22.02, best time, 13. Antonia Ortiz 24.50, 15. Abigail Natino 26.79.

100-meter freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. SOFLO “A” 1:20.85 (Leah Pando, Fiorella Di Salvo, Antonia Ortiz, Erika Pelaez).

BOYS

25-meter butterfly:

7-8, 1. Gabriel Tortola, Azura 20.53; SOFLO: 4. Armando Morillo 31.25, 9. Jake Roman 38.78.

25-meter backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Enzo Amado, Azura 56.25; 7-8, 1. Gabriel Tortola, Azura 26.07; SOFLO: 4. Armando Morillo 30.596, 6. Jake Roman 31.85.

25-meter breaststroke:

7-8, 1. Gabriel Tortola, Azura 31.18; SOFLO: 3. Jake Roman 32.35, 9. Armando Morillo 35.59.

25-meter freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Enzo Amado, Azura 46.53; 7-8, 1. Gabriel Tortola, Azura 19.00; SOFLO: 8. Armando Morillo 26.18, 13. Jake Roman 41.06.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com