SOFLO Swimmers Back To Racing On Saturday

By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, August 24, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers return to action on Saturday at the SOFLO Back To School & TYR Aviation Sizzler Developmental Meet.

After a too short summer vacation and students returning to school, more than 50 swimmers will now return to racing in their home pool at Academic Village Pool.

To ease back into competition event distances are limited to 25, 50 and 100 yards. SOFLO swimmers will compete in 194 individual events and three relays.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Francesca Perry, 8, 25-yard butterfly, 18.31.

Shelby Evans, 8, 25-yard breaststroke, 21.51 and 25-yard backstroke, 20.94.

Mark Andre De Gracia, 14, 50-yard freestyle, 26.24 and 100-yard individual medley, 1:02.46.

In addition to host SOFLO, other teams competing are Cooper City Cyclones, Midtown Weston Aquatics and Flying Fish Swim Club of Miami

The sizzler races for 6-and-unders and 7-8s begin 10 a.m. and end 10:30 a.m. The developmental meet for 9-14s begin after a 15-minute break around 10:45 a.m.


What: SOFLO Back To School & TYR Aviation Sizzler Developmental Meet

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, warm-up 9 a.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of note: There is no admission. Heat sheets are free and available online at or Meet Mobile. For information call 954-538-3721.

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