Pine Crest’s Julia Podkoscielny Wins First Event; SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Scratches Final On Day Two Of UANA Tokyo Qualifier


By Sharon Robb
CLERMONT, April 30, 2021—After swimming the second fastest time in morning prelims, four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson scratched from the 100-meter breaststroke final in the UANA Tokyo Qualifier Friday at Orlando Health National Training Center.

The 32-year-old South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer, already qualified for her fifth Olympic appearance in her signature event, strained her quad and decided to play it safe instead of risking further injury.

Atkinson was seeded second in 1:11.54 behind eventual winner Melissa Rodriguez Villanueva, 26, in 1:10.60. Atkinson is expected to swim the 100-meter butterfly prelims on Saturday.

On opening day, Atkinson won the 50-meter breaststroke in 31.69 for her tenth consecutive win in the sprint event in the U.S. She has not lost in the event on U.S. soil since May 2016. She was also second in the 50-meter butterfly in 27.03 behind third-seeded 16-year-old Athena Meneses Kovacs of Mexico in a lifetime-best 27.01.

U.S. Olympic trials qualifier Julia Podkoscielny, 16, of Pine Crest Swim Team won her first event of the meet in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:47.15 ahead of teammate Paige MacEachern in 4:48.09.

Bahamian national team member Izaak Bastian, 20, swimming unattached for Florida State, was third in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:02.33.

Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cancel, 21, who trains with SOFLO during the summer and is swimming unattached for Florida, was fifth in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:33.07.

Other winners were:

Maria Jose Mata Cocco, 27, of Club Libanes Potosino won the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:01.16.

Melissa Rodriguez Villanueva, 26, of Britania Desert Dragons won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:09.11.

Great Britain’s Pia Murray, 19, swimming unattached for Florida State, won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:02.94.

Jordanian Olympian Khader Baqlah, 22, of Gator Swim Club won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:48.10.

Josue Dominguez, 24, of the Dominican Republic won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:01.25 breaking his own national record.

Clark Beach, 21, swimming unattached for Florida, won the 100-meter backstroke in 55.70.

Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz, 23, of Mexico won the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 4:19.01.

Mexico has been the most dominant team after two days. Mexico leads the combined, men and women’s team standings.

The four-day meet, hosted by Azura Florida Aquatics and Montverde Academy Swimming, has attracted 300 swimmers and 74 teams from 60 nations along with U.S. club and college swimmers looking for a fast meet to race.

As a FINA-approved event, swimmers who participate will be eligible to qualify for the July 23-August 8 Tokyo Olympic Games; Sept. 9-19 Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia; Dec. 15-20 FINA SCM World Championship in Abu Dhabi and May 13-29, 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

UANA (Union Americana de Natación or Swimming Union of the Americas) is the international governing body in the Western Hemisphere for amateur aquatics. UANA is one of five continental regions within FINA.

Friday through Sunday, prelims are 9 a.m. and finals 5 p.m. Saturday’s events are: men’s and women’s

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. Mexico 103, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 81.5, 3. Scarlet Aquatic 48, 4. Pine Crest 41.5, 5. Tennessee Aquatics 26, 6. Gator Swim Club 25, 7. Dominican Republic 22, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club, Olympus, Britania Desert Dragons 20.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mexico 103, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 81.5, 3. Scarlet Aquatic 48, 4. Pine Crest 41.5, 5. Tennessee Aquatics 26, 6. Gator Swim Club 25, 7. Dominican Republic 22, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club, Olympus, Britania Desert Dragons 20.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mexico 49, 2. Scarlet Aquatic 44, 3. Pine Crest 36.5, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 35.5, 5. Tennessee Aquatics 26, 6. South Florida Aquatic Club, Britania Desert Dragons 20, 8. Montverde Aquatic Club 16.

WOMEN
200-meter freestyle:

  1. Maria Jose Mata Cocco, Club Libanes Potosino 2:01.16, best time, 2. Athena Meneses Kovacs, Mexico 2:04.08, 3. Giulia Grasso, Unattached Queens, NC 2:04.45; FGC; 6. Julimar Avila, Azura 2:05.99, 8. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 2:07.02, 22. Lauren Hew, Cayman Island 2:09.06.

100-meter breaststroke:

  1. Melissa Rodriguez Villanueva, Britania Desert Dragons 1:09.11, 2. Micaela Sierra, Azura Florida Aquatics/Uruguay 1:12.13, national record, 3. Emily Santos, Montverde Aquatic Club 1:12.22; FGC: 9. Riley Botting, PC 1:15.13.

100-meter backstroke:

  1. Pia Murray, Unattached FSU 1:02.94, 2. McKenna DeBever, Tennessee Aquatics 1:02.99, 3. Athena Meneses Kovacs, Mexico 1:03.46; FGC: 4. Celina Marquez, Azura 1:03.79, 5. Julia Podkoscielny 1:03.81, 20. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 1:08.48, 21. Colleen Furgeson, Azura 1:07.33, 22. Nicol Bellardi, Venezuela 1:07.68, 26. Isabella Chambers, PC 1:10.27, 27. Simone Vale, PC 1:10.47, 28. Sophia Perez, GULL 1:11.69.

400-meter individual medley:

  1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:47.15, 2. Paige MacEachern, PC 4:48.09, 3. Ginevra Molino, UNATT-FSU 4:54.80; FGC: 7. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 5:03.30, 12. Riley Botting, PC 5:05.68, 18. Sophia Perez, GULL 5:20.42.

MEN
200-meter freestyle:

  1. Khader Baqlah, Gator Swim Club 1:48.10, 2. Jorge Andres Iga Cesar, Mexico 1:48.40, 3. Alfonso Mestre, Unattached UF 1:49.84; FGC: 5. Joaquin Vargas, Azura 1:50.19, 10. Gabriel Araya, Azura 1:53.22, 13. Noah Mascoll-Gomes, Azura 1:53.20, 14. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 1:53.58.

100-meter breaststroke:

  1. Josue Dominguez, Dominican Republic 1:01.25, national record holder, 2. Nills Wich-Glasen, Gator Swim Club 1:01.90, 3. Izaak Bastian, Unattached FSU 1:02.33; FGC: 7. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:03.64, 10. Matteo Zampese, Azura 1:04.09, 19. Brandon Moran, Azura 1:06.56; SOFLO: 28. Javier Colmenares, Venezuela 1:09.01.

100-meter backstroke:

  1. Clark Beach, Unattached-UF 55.70, 2. Diego Camacho Salgado, Olympus Swim Team 55.76, 3. Yeziel Morales, Azura 56.11; FGC: 4. Lance Lesage, Unattached-PC 56.45, 10. Will Taner, PC 1:00.71, 19. Steven Aimable, Azura 1:00.04, 25. Diego Balbi, SAS 59.96

400-meter individual medley:

  1. Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz, Mexico 4:19.01, best time, 2. Ricardo Vargas Jacobo, Mexico 4:21.20, 3. Kieran Smith, Unattached-UF 4:22.00; SOFLO: 5. Miguel Cancel, Unattached-UF 4:33.07, 24. Javier Colmenares, Venezuela 4:51.83, 27. Leo Mateus 5:02.89; FGC: 10. Patrick Groters, Aruba 4:30.72, 28. Jake Wienants, GULL 5:03.81.

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

FHSAA State Swim 1A Meet, Other State Meets Moved To Sunday Because Of Expected Bad Weather


By Sharon Robb
GAINESVILLE, November 11, 2020—For the first time in the history of the state swimming and diving championships, the Florida High School Athletic Association postponed Friday’s state championships in cross country, swimming and volleyball because of Tropical Storm Eta.

Those contests will now occur on Sunday, an extreme rarity in Florida high school sports. High school athletes are rarely allowed to compete on Sundays.

Affected are the Class 1A Swimming and Diving prelims and finals at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart, in which Bolles will pursue its 33rd boys title and 30th girls title.

SOFLO has nine swimmers in the Class 1A meet including Olivia Dinehart and Miguel Sierra, both of Cutler Bay.

The Class 1A and 2A cross country meets at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, with contenders Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, are Sunday beginning 7:30 a.m.

Also postponed is Bishop Kenny’s Class 4A volleyball final against Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons, which now moves to 1 p.m. Sunday at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers.

Any spectator tickets already pre-purchased through GoFan will continue to be honored at the newly-schedule date and time.

Schedules remain unchanged for teams that were set to compete Saturday, including State 2A Swimming and Diving Meet in Stuart, featuring defending champion Pine Crest Panthers.

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

SOFLO’s Fiorella Di Salvo Triple Winner At SOFLO Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

August 13, 2016—Fiorella Di Salvo of South Florida Aquatic Club was the top performer in her home pool Saturday at the SOFLO Sizzler at Academic Village Pool.

Di Salvo, 8, won three events in the 7-8 age group division in all best times and was third in another event, also a best time.

Di Salvo won the 25-yard butterfly in 17.72, 25-yard breaststroke in 20.44 and 25-yard freestyle in 15.18. Di Salvo was third in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 20.57.

SOFLO teammate Giada Porven, 8, took three seconds places and one fourth, all in best times.

Porven was second in the 25-yard backstroke in 20.44, 25-yard breaststroke in 22.24 and 25-yard freestyle in 15.75. Porven was also fourth in the 25-yard butterfly in 19.12.

SOFLO also won the girls 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay in 1:09.95.

SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher was Eddie Oliver with two third and two fourth places.

SOFLO’s contingent featured Anjana Andapally, 8; Christian Baltar, 7; Fiorella Di Salvo, 8; Pilar Duranti, 8; Mason Jimenez, 8; Matthew Jimenez, 8; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; Eddie Oliver, 8; Giada Porven, 8; and Sarah Vasquez, 8.

The events were the 6-and-under and 7-8 25-yard butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle and 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 26.48, 2. Shelby Evans, CC 28.73, 3. Jordan Evans, CC 31.11; 7-8, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 17.72, best time, 2. Julieta De Veer, YSF 18.94, 3. Tania Mantilla, YSF; SOFLO: 4. Giada Porven 19.12, best time, 6. Sarah Vasquez 22.74, 9. Pilar Duranti 24.66, 10. Anjana Andapally 26.19.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 25.20, 2. Shelby Evans, CC 27.19, 3. Lauren Prigmore, YSF 30.48; 7-8, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF 20.38, 2. Giada Porven, SOFLO 20.44, best time, 3. Fiorella DiSalvo 20.57, best time; SOFLO: 6. Anjana Andapally 22.44, 10. Sarah Vasquez 24.11, 12. Pilar Duranti 24.89, best time .

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 26.55, 2. Shelby Evans, CC 28.60, 3. Jordan Evans, CC 34.03; 7-8, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 20.44, best time, 2. Giada Porven 22.24, best time, 3. Tania Mantilla, YSF 22.27; SOFLO: 5. Sarah Vasquez 25.55, best time, 9. Anjana Andapally 26.54, 10. Pilar Duranti 27.08.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 20.13, 2. Shelby Evans, CC 23.14, 3. Lauren Prigmore, YSF 24.33; 7-8, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 15.18, best time, 2. Giada Porven, SOFLO 15.75, best time, 3. Tania Mantilla, YSF 15.90; SOFLO: 5. Sarah Vasquez 18.67, 7. Anjana Andapally 21.02, 14. Pilar Duranti 26.95.

100-yard freestyle relay: 8-and-under, 1. SOFLO 1:09.95 (No names provided), 2. YSF 1:17.66

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 30.63, 2. Gabriel Soto, CCPR 35.17, 3. Dante D’Alessandria, MAC 48.02; 7-8, 1. Sebastian Guio, YSF 16.85, 2. Matviy Karachun, YSF 16.86, 3. Eddie Oliver, SOFLO 18.28, best time; SOFLO: 5. Joseph-Blake Natino 23.59, best time, 6. Mason Jimenez 24.61, 9. Christian Baltar 28.01, best time, 11. Matthew Jimenez 30.99.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Aleandro Ruiz, MAC 24.97, 2. Enrique De Veer, YSF 29.53, 3. Gabriel Soto, CC 30.89; 7-8, 1. Sebastian Guio, YSF 18.24, 2. Matviy Karachun, YSF 21.35, 3. Matthew Jimenez, SOFLO 22.36; SOFLO: 4. Eddie Oliver, SOFLO 22.37, best time, 5. Christian Baltar 22.81, best time, 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 23.82, 7. Mason Jimenez 24.42.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 31.78, 2. Gabriel Soto, CC 40.32, 3. Dante D’Alessandria, MAC 44.06; 7-8, 1. Sebastian Gio, YSF 20.48, 2. Matviy Karachun, YSF 21.08, 3. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 24.08, best time; SOFLO: 4. Eddie Oliver 24.66, best time, 6. Christian Baltar 29.26, best time, 8. Matthew Jimenez 30.15, 11. Mason Jimenez 30.97.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Gabriel Soto, CC 23.84, 2. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 25.48, 3. Enrique De Veer, YSF 26.68; 7-8, 1. Sebastian Guio, YSF 15.44, 2. Matviy Karachun, YSF 16.88, 3. Eddie Oliver, SOFLO 17.32, best time; SOFLO: 5. Joseph-Blake Natino 18.92, best time, 6. Christian Baltar 21.34, best time, 7. Mason Jimenez 22.44, 9. Matthew Jimenez 23.28.

100-yard freestyle relay:

1-YSF Barracudas 1:13.17, 2. SOFLO 1:25.77 (No names provided).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Ready To Sizzle In Home Pool


By Sharon Robb

August 12, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club’s youngest swimmers will get the opportunity to swim in the friendly confines of their home pool Saturday at the SOFLO Sizzler at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO’s contingent features Anjana Andapally, 8; Christian Baltar, 7; Fiorella Di Salvo, 8; Pilar Duranti, 8; Mason Jimenez, 8; Matthew Jimenez, 8; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; Eddie Oliver, 8; Giada Porven, 8; and Sarah Vasquez, 8.

The events include the 6-and-under and 7-8 25-yard butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle and 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay. The ten SOFLO swimmers will compete in all four individual events.

Other teams competing are Cooper City Cyclones, Metro Aquatic Club of Miami, SwimFast and YSF Barracudas.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO Sizzler

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

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

Admission: $2, heat sheets $2. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’S Pelaez, Pereira Sweep Four Events At June Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

June 20, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club teammates Erika Pelaez and Alessandro Pereira went four-for-four Saturday in the Florida Gold Coast SOFLO Sizzler at Academic Village Pool.

Pelaez, 8, and Pereira, 8, won the 25-yard freestyle, 25-yard backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard butterfly in their home pool.

Pelaez had best times in the 25-yard freestyle in 13.68, 25-yard backstroke in 15.41 and 25-yard butterfly in 14.07.

All four of Pereira’s times were best times. He went 16.46 in the 25-yard butterfly, 18.69 in the 25-yard backstroke, 20.67 in the 25-yard breaststroke and 15.98 in the 25-yard freestyle.

Charlie Russo, 6, of YBC Barracudas was a double winner in the 6-and-under 25-yard backstroke in 27.58 and 25-yard freestyle in 24.84.

In a fun atmosphere, swimmers from around the Florida Gold Coast competed in all four strokes—25-yard butterfly, 25-backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle relay.

SATURDAY SIZZLER RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, None; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, South Florida Aquatic Club 14.07, best time, 2. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 19.85, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, YBC 20.92.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Abigail Pendrak, SwimFast 32.07; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 15.41, best time, 2. Gioia Balzano, MCDA 20.90, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, YBC 21.01.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. None; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 19.79, 2. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 22.37, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, YBC 24.88.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Emma Sullivan, MCDA 27.50, 2. Abigail Pendrak, SwimFast 38.76; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 13.68, best time, 2. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 16.44, 3. Giada Porven, SOFLO 18.59.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. YBC A 1:23.17, 2. YBC B 1:36.60.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, None; 7-8, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 16.46, best time, 2. Luke Weingard, YBC 19.25, 3. Marvan Ekanayake, SwimFast 19.30.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Charlie Russo, YBC 27.58, 2. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 27.80, 3. Joshua Scarpnato, SwimFast 35.02; 7-8, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 18.69, best time, 2. Marvan Ekanayake, SwimFast 18.83, 3. Hashan Ekanayake, SwimFast 19.70.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 31.12; 7-8, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 20.67, best time, 2. Luke Weingard, YBC 23.03, 3. Tyler Fortson, YBC 23.19.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Charlie Russo, YBC 24.84, 2. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 24.85, 3. Joshua Scarpinato, SwimFast 31.61; 7-8, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 15.98, best time, 2. Marvan Ekanayake, SwimFast 16.27, 3. Tyler Fortson, YBC 17.19.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. YBC A 1:10.61, 2. SOFLO A 1:12.94.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Di Salvo, Musa Sweep Events At SOFLO Sizzler

Di Salvo, Musa Sweep Events At SOFLO Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

September 21, 2014—The hard work by South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers is paying off.

The girls turned in thirty-four best times and the boys had eight best times at the SOFLO Sizzler Friday at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

The swimmers got the opportunity to show off their training and what they are learning against some of the Florida Gold Coast top teams Metro Aquatics, Gulliver and Boca Raton Swim Club.

SOFLO’s Fiorella Di Salvo and Farouk Musa swept all four sprint events.

Di Salvo won the 25-yard butterfly (21.88), 25-yard backstroke (24.16), 25-yard breaststroke (23.75) and 25-yard freestyle (17.68), all in best times.

Musa also won all four events with three best times. Musa won the 25-yard butterfly in 21.06. He posted best times in the 25-yard backstroke (22.07), 25-yard breaststroke (24.56) and 25-yard freestyle (18.83).

SOFLO’s Erika Pelaez won three events in the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in 16.92, 25-yard backstroke in a best time 16.39 and 25-yard breaststroke in 19.20, also a best time.

Kaitlyn Barrios of SOFLO won the 7-8 25-yard freestyle in a best time 17.47.

SOFLO girls also won the 100-yard freestyle relay in 1:04.51 with Valerie Vank, Fiorella Di Salvo, Kaitlyn Barrios and Erika Pelaez.

SOFLO’s Colin Kim won the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in 22.36.

GIRLS RESULTS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 21.88, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 16.92; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 19.93, best time, 3. Luna Delgado 20.32, best time, 4. Kerry Cunningham 20.45, best time, 9. Mariann Catalasan 22.47, best time, 10. Leah Pando 22.93, best time, 11. Judith-Alison Natino 23.07, equaled best time, 16. Mya Wolf 25.00, 17. Maria Legaspi 26.16, best time, 19. Antonia Ortiz 27.56.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 24.16, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 16.39, best time; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank 17.25, best time, 3. Luna Delgado 21.34, best time, 5. Kaitlyn Barrios 21.89, best time, 6. Kerry Cunningham 21.94, best time, 8. Mariann Catalasan 22.32, best time, 10. Leah Pando 24.09, best time, 14. Judith-Alison Natino 24.99, 17. Maria Legaspi 25.64, best time, 20. Mya Wolf 26.32, 21. Antonia Ortiz 27.25, best time.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 23.75, best time; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 19.20, best time; SOFLO: 2. Valerie Vank 19.72, best time, 3. Leah Pando 23.65, best time, 4. Kaitlyn Barrios 24.24, 5. Judith-Alison Natino 24.75, best time, 7. Mariann Catalasan 25.06, best time, 9. Kerry Cunningham 25.41, best time, 11. Luna Delgado 26.16, 13. Maria Legaspi 27.13, best time, 21. Antonia Ortiz 32.08, 22. Mya Wolf 33.77.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 17.68, best time; 7-8, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 17.47, best time; SOFLO: 4. Luna Delgado 18.67, best time, 5. Leah Pando 19.62, best time, 7. Kerry Cunningham 20.01, best time, 8. Judith-Alison Natino 20.21, best time, 12. Mariann Catalasan 21.06, 18. Maria Legaspi 23.03, best time, 20. Antonia Ortiz 23.56, best time, 23. Mya Wolf 25.91.

100-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. SOFLO “A” 1:04.51 (Valerie Vank, Fiorella Di Salvo, Kaitlyn Barrios, Erika Pelaez), 2. SOFLO “B” 1:15.31 (Mariann Catalasan, Judith-Alison Natino, Leah Pando, Luna Delgado).

BOYS RESULTS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, SOFLO 21.06; 7-8, 1. Julian Lezcano, Metro Aquatics 19.50; SOFLO: 3. Luca Hincapie 21.19, 4. Clint Kim 22.45, 6. Alessandro Pereira 23.23, 7. Luciano Del Carpio 23.25, best time, 10. Colin Kim 25.01, 13. Owen Sines 27.92, 17. Benjamin Kim 29.50.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, SOFLO 22.07, best time; 7-8, 1. Colin Kim, SOFLO 22.36; SOFLO: 2. Alessandro Pereira 22.59, 3. Clint Kim 23.31, 4. Luca Hincapie 24.60, 8. Jacob Navarro 25.79, 13. Owen Sines 26.90, 16. Benjamin Kim 28.75, 18. Luciano Del Carpio 30.19.

25-yard breaststroke:

1. Farouk Musa, SOFLO 24.56, best time; 7-8, 1. Julian Lezcano, Metro Aquatics 23.32; SOFLO: 2. Owen Sines 24.45, best time, 3. Alessandro Pereira 24.49, 4. Clint Kim 24.67, 9. Luca Hincapie 28.47, 10. Luciano Del Carpio 29.02, best time, 13. Colin Kim 30.92, 20. Benjamin Kim 34.77.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, SOFLO 18.83, best time; 7-8, 1. Julian Lezcano, Metro Aquatics 16.79; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 18.90, 6. Luciano Del Carpio 19.89, best time, 7. Luca Hincapie 19.97, 8. Owen Sines 20.14, best time, 11. Clint Kim 20.77, 12. Colin Kim 21.82, 18. Benjamin Kim 25.77.

100-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:10.00, 2. SOFLO “A” 1:14.82 (Farouk Musa, Luciano Del Carpio, Owen Sines, Jacob Navarro).

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

SOFLO Hosts Friday Sizzler At Academic Village Pool

SOFLO Hosts Friday Sizzler At Academic Village Pool


By Sharon Robb

September 19, 2014—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are ready to sizzle in their home pool Friday when SOFLO hosts a Florida Gold Coast Sizzler.

The SOFLO Sizzler begins 5:30 p.m. and features 25-yard sprint distances in the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle along with a fun 100-yard freestyle relay.

SOFLO will have sixteen swimmers competing in 64 events in the meet which will serve as a gauge for both coaches and swimmers for starts, wall work and stroke technique in a fun, social atmosphere.

SOFLO swimmers in the meet are:

Kaitlyn Barrios, 8; Mariann Operana Catalasan, 8, Luciano Del Carpio, 8, Luna Delgado, 8, Fiorella Di Salvo, 6, Benjamin Kim, 7, Maria Legaspi, 8, Farouk Musa, 6, Judith-Alison Natino, 8, Jacob Jeremiah Navarro, 8, Antonia Ortiz, 7, Leah Danielle Pando, 8, Erika Pelaez, 8, Owen Michael Sines, 8, Valerie Vank, 8, and Mya Wolf, 8.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO Sizzler

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

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

Admission: $2, heat sheets $2. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com