Connor Jimenez Leads SOFLO At Azura 8-and-Under Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

June 10, 2017—Connor Jimenez of South Florida Aquatic Club was a double winner and turned in four best times at the Azura 8-and-Under Sizzler Saturday at Midtown Athletic Club in Weston.

Jimenez, 8, won the 7-8 age group 25-yard backstroke in 20.00 with a time drop of 1.16 and 25-yard freestyle in 15.88 with a time drop of 1.30.

Jimenez was also second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 23.75 with a time drop of 1.06 and tied for fifth in the 25-yard butterfly in 21.53 with a time drop of 1.16.

SOFLO teammate Juan Vallmitjana took three third places and one fifth place and had two best times.

SOFLO boys also captured the 100-yard freestyle relay in 1:12.12.

Sofia Lugo, 8, was SOFLO’s top girls finisher placing fourth in all four of her individual events with four time drops.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, CCPR 24.32; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 16.82; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 20.12, time drop.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, CCPR 25.44; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 19.13; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 21.98, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, CCPR 30.43; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 19.81; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 25.11, time drop.

25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, CCPR 24.32; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 16.28; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 17.88, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay: 8-and-under, 1. Azura 1:19.31.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 23.59; 7-8, 1. Becket Menacho, PB 18.78; SOFLO: 3. Juan Vallmitjana 19.44, time drop, 5. Connor Jimenez 21.53, time drop, 11. Aryav Thakur 25.56, time drop.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Michael Barrette, PST 25.31; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 20.00, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Juan Vallmitjana 23.15, 9. Aryav Thakur 24.96, 10. Martin Petkov 25.93.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 29.65; 7-8, 1. Becket Menacho, PB 23.18; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 23.75, time drop, 3. Juan Vallmitjana 24.25, 11. Martin Petkov 30.39, 16. Aryav Thakur 32.43.

25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 21.20; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 15.88, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Juan Vallmitjana 16.55, time drop, 9. Aryav Thakur 20.34, time drop, 16. Martin Petkov 24.35, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO 1:12.12, 2. Azura 1:15.10.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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Stefano Mazzi Leads SOFLO Swimmers At HAT Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

May 10, 2017—-Stefano Ricardo Mazzi cleaned up at the recent Heritage Aquatic Team 8&Under Sizzler at American Heritage School in Plantation.

Mazzi, 8, won two events, finished second and third in two other events during the boys’ competition. All four swims were best times.

Mazzi won the 25-yard backstroke in 19.23, the only swimmer to break 20 seconds in the field. His previous best was 19.69. He also won the 25-yard freestyle in 16.06 (previous best 16.99).

Mazzi was also second in the 25-yard butterfly in 17.74 (previous best 18.47) and third in the 25-yard breaststroke in 22.34 (previous best 22.80).

SOFLO teammate Joseph-Blake Natino, 8, was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 21.78 (22.55 previous best). He also took a fourth and two sixth places in three other events.

Sabina LaPietra of Plantation Swim Team and Max Bogatov of North Miami Swim Team swept all four sprint events in the 6-and-under races.

Sofia Lugo, 8, was SOFLO’s top finisher, placing fourth in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 25.42 (25.84 previous best) and 25-yard freestyle in a best time 18.61 (previous best 19.62). She also took a fifth and seventh.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 24.90; 7-8, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 17.83; SOFLO: 5. Sofia Lugo 20.83, 15. Ella Michael 25.15, 25. Clara Bland 28.87.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 25.70; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 19.98; SOFLO: 7. Sofia Lugo 23.16, 12. Ella Michael 24.44, 22. Clara Bland 27.11.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 27.25; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 21.11; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 25.42, 5. Ella Michael 26.08, 33. Clara Bland 34.38.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 21.66; 7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 17.32; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 18.61, 18. Ella Michael 21.94, 35. Clara Bland 25.07.

100-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Coral Springs 1:22.79, 2. YSF 1:24.25, 3. CCPR 1:28.07.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 21.48; 7-8, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 17.45; SOFLO: 2. Stefano Mazzi 17.74, 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 20.81, 18. Aryav Thakur 25.94.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 24.57; 7-8, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 19.23; SOFLO: 4. Joseph-Blake Natino 21.90, 11. Aryav Thakur 24.33.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 27.62; 7-8, 1. Sean Baker, YSF 21.50; SOFLO: 2. Joseph-Blake Natino 21.78, 3. Stefano Mazzi 22.34, 29. Aryav Thakur 32.07.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Max Bogatov, NMST 20.45; 7-8, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 16.06; SOFLO: 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 18.17, 19. Aryav Thakur 21.31.

100-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Azura 1:16.92, 2. CSSC 1:21.11, 3. YSF 1:21.27.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Ready To Sizzle At Friday HAT Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

May 4, 2017—-Joseph-Blake Natino leads South Florida Aquatic Club’s six-swimmer contingent for the 8&Under Sizzler Meet hosted by Heritage Aquatic Team and American Heritage School Friday at American Heritage School in Plantation.

Blake, 8, will compete in all four sprint events for 7-8-year-olds.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are Clara Bland, 7; Sofia Lugo, 8; Stefano Mazzi, 8; Ella Michael, 7; and Aryav Thakur, 8. All five will also compete in all four individual sprint events.

The pool features six short course racing lanes (25 yards x 25 meters) with separate warm-up and swim-down lanes.

The events in order are girls and boys 25-butterfly, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard backstroke, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard breaststroke, 6-and-under and 7-8; girls and boys 25-yard freestyle 6-and-under and 7-8; and 100-yard freestyle relay for 8-and-under.

Warm-up is 5 p.m. and competition begins 5:30 p.m.

IF YOU GO

What: 8&Under Sizzler Meet.

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m., warm-up 5 p.m.

Where: American Heritage School, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation.

Of note: Admission is $2 and heat sheet is $1. For more information call 954-325-0400.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com