SOFLO Swimmers Shine In Session Two Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge; Lumsden, Harran, Petkov Double Winners


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 1, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got off to a good start in Session Two of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, Laila Harran, 12, and Toma Petkov, 10, each won two events and had a total of four time drops.

Lumsden won the 10-and-under 200-yard individual medley in 2:41.93 and 200-yard freestyle in 2:17.81.

Harran won the 11-12 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:21.10, dropping 5.88 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:34.23, another best time dropping 9.32.

Petkov won the 10-and-under 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:19.81, dropping 0.06 and 100-yard freestyle in 1:10.36, dropping 0.31.

David Valdiviezo, 12, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:33.54, dropping 9.06 seconds from his previous best. Valdiviezo also had a 3.69 drop in the 200 IM.

Several other SOFLO swimmers had some impressive time drops: Grace Petrucci, 100 IM, 5.04 seconds; Valentina Remmele, 200 IM, 5.48 and 200 freestyle, 4.61; Amber Connor, 200 IM, 41.23; Sofia Rodriguez, 200 IM, 5.58; Stephania Dmitrova, 200 freestyle, 4.09; Mackenzie McPherson, 500 freestyle, 4.72; Jianna Amores, 500 freestyle, 19.47; Luis Escobar, 200 IM, 10.30; Leonardo Zuluaga, 200 IM, 4.71; Santiago Zuluaga, 100 freestyle, 20.39; Michael Barber, 200 freestyle, 5.31; Gabriel Ferrer, 200 freestyle, 5.44; Sean Tee, 200 freestyle, 5.40; and Guillermo Mantilla, 500 freestyle, 5.34.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with one more session at noon and concludes on Sunday, again with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events. Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team and Hialeah Swim Club. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 1:14.32, 2. Sofia Robayo, MWA 1:24.92, 3. Dario Vazquez, UN 1:28.58; SOFLO: 5. Grace Petrucci 1:32.55, time drop 5.04, 7. Katie Petrucci 1:32.96, time drop 0.28, 8. Zoe Miralles 1:33.05, time drop 1.72, 9. Paige Fleming 1:34.00, 10. Ellie Phan 1:34.26.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:41.93, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 2:46.45, time drop 5.48, 3. Eva Milevska, MWA 2:46.85; SOFLO: 5. Amber Connor 3:02.34, time drop 41.23, 7. Karen Iino 3:15.38, 8. Gabriela Ekht 3:18.96, 9. Savanna Alonso 3:21.81, 10. Catalina Akpabio 3:30.06.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 2:21.10, time drop 5.88, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 2:25.02, time drop 0.46, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 2:29.71, time drop 2.62; SOFLO: 5. Jianna Amores 2:30.93, time drop 10.77, 6. Jemma Baldwin 2:30.94, 7. Ellie Jackson 2:31.42, 8. Sofia Rodriguez 2:32.02, time drop 5.58.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 1:06.52, 2. Sofia Robayo, MWA 1:10.63, 3. Eidison Rios, HSC 1:15.11; SOFLO: 6. Paige Fleming 1:20.09, time drop 0.24, 7. Zoe Miralles 1:21.19, time drop 1.35, 8. Katie Petrucci 1:25.76, 10. Maya Ramthun 1:27.58.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:17.81, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 2:28.86, time drop 4.61, 3. Eva Milevska, MWA 2:33.76; SOFLO: 6. Amber Connor 2:46.04, 8. Julia Baldwin 2:57.54, 9. Stephania Dmitrova 2:57.67, time drop 4.09, 10. Karen Iino 3:01.24.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 5:34.23, time drop 9.32, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 5:34.70, time drop 4:72, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 5:45.84; SOFLO: 4. Jemma Baldwin 5:45.90, 6. Jianna Amores 5:50.07, time drop 19.47, 7. Ellie Jackson 5:58.78, 8. Sofia Rodriguez 6:01.89.

BOYS
100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:19.81, time drop 0.06, 2. Danny Ramos, HSC 1:23.03, 3. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 1:28.53; SOFLO: 5. Niccolo Miccolis 1:34.05, 9. Santiago Zuluaga 1:44.72, time drop 3.55, 10. Lincoln Callaway Coy 1:56.46.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 2:40.90, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 2:43.69, time drop 2.28, 3. Ale Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 2:50.57; SOFLO: 4. Michael Barber 3:02.00, time drop 1.88, 5. Gabriel Ferrer 3:04.74, 6. Sean Tee 3:08.87, 7. Luis Escobar 3:09.82, time drop 10.30, 8. Leonardo Zuluaga 3:12.33, time drop 4.71.
11-12, 1. Alexander Diaz, UN 2:18.08, 2. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 2:18.88, 3. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 2:19.95, time drop 3.69, SOFLO: 5. Noah Mejias 2:27.51, 6. Eric Ferrer 2:30.95, time drop 0.20, 7. Guillermo Mantilla 2:31.91, 8. Rainier Leyva Riestra 2:33.12.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:10.36, time drop 0.31, 2. Danny Ramos, HSC 1:13.26, 3. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 1:13.28; SOFLO: 4. Niccolo Miccolis 1:17.79, time drop 0.02, 8. Santiago Zuluaga 1:35.07, time drop 20.39, 9. Andres Gomez 1:41.95, 10. Lincoln Callaway Coy 1:46.71, time drop 1.09.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 2:24.03, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 2:28.30, time drop 1.52, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 2:28.90, time drop 5.31; SOFLO: 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 2:34.35, time drop 0.57, 6. Gabriel Ferrer 2:44.11, time drop 5.44, 7. Sean Tee 2:50.15, time drop 5.40, 9. Luis Escobar 2:53.71, 10. Leonardo Zuluaga 3:00.72.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 5:33.54, time drop 9.06, 2. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 5:35.54, 3. Alexander Diaz, UN 5:36.17; SOFLO: 4. Rainier Leyva Riestra 5:36.97, time drop 1.90, 6. Eric Ferrer 5:45.33, time drop 2.10, 7. Noah Mejias 5:45.76, time drop 3.06, 8. Guillermo Mantilla 5:46.20, time drop 5.34.

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

Somerset Girls, American Heritage Boys Win; SOFLO’s Sibug, Rodriguez, Zepeda, Rusconi, Osorio Sisters Come Up Big


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, September 30, 2022—Somerset Academy won the girls and combined team titles in a dual meet against American Heritage Plantation Friday at the Patriots’ pool.

Somerset won the combined team title, 150-141, and girls team title, 97-46. American Heritage Plantation boys defeated Somerset Academy, 95-53.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers won six individual events and three relays in the girls competition and two boys individual events.

Natalia Sibug was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:07.94 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.02.

Sabrina Osorio was also a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:26.81 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.03.

Sofia Osorio won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.62 and Sofia Rodriguez won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:03.59.

SOFLO swimmers Kaylee Del Rio, Mariana Pinto, the Osorio sisters, Rodriguez and Sibug were also members of the winning relays.

Somerset and SOFLO teammates Aldo Zepeda and Giorgio Rusconi won individual events. Zepeda won the 100-yard backstroke in 56.54 and Rusconi won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.14.

American Heritage Plantation won all three boys’ relays. Daniel Burg and Alessandro Pereira were double winners.

Burg won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.74 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.30. Pereira won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.53 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:14.59.

In three of the best races of the day, Rithvik Marri of American Heritage edged Enrique Rodriguez of Somerset/SOFLO in the 200 freestyle, 1:50.26-1:50.63; Burg edged teammate AuJavae Dixon Whitfield in the 50 freestyle, 23.74-23.99; and Burg topped Zepeda in the 100 freestyle 50.30-50.56.

COMBINED TEAM SCORES
Somerset Academy 150, American Heritage Plantation 141

GIRLS TEAM SCORES
Somerset Academy 97, American Heritage Plantation 46

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset A 2:02.97 (Pilar Duranti, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio, Kaylee Del Rio), 2. Somerset B 2:07.44 (Natalia Sibug, Marie-Elise Baptiste, Kaitlyn Barrios, Mariana Pinto), 3. American Heritage 2:10.87.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Natalia Sibug, SOM 2:07.94, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOM 2:12.02, 3. Amari Porter, AHP 2:16.76.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 2:26.81, 2. Pilar Duranti, SOM 2:27.59, 3. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 2:34.39.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 27.69, 2. Kayle Del Rio, SM 28.20, 3. Alyda Mendez, SOM 31.10.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:07.62, 2. Amari Porter, AHP 1:12.34.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Sofia Rodriguez, SOM 1:03.59, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SOM 1:04.11, 3. Haleh Afshani, AHP 1:09.20.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Pilar Duranti, SOM 5:53.52, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOM 5:58.36, 3. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 6:13.27.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset A 1:59.65 (Alyda Mendez, Marie-Elise Baptiste, Sofia Osorio, Sofia Rodriguez), 2. American Heritage 2:08.70

100-yard backstroke: 1. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:06.02, 2. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:08.01, 3. Maya Moore, AHP 1:24.50.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:15.03, 2. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 1:20.52, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, SOM 1:26.45.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset A 4:08.98 (Kaylee Del Rio, Mariana Pinto, Natalia Sibug, Pilar Duranti), 2. American Heritage 4:19.62.

BOYS TEAM SCORES
American Heritage Plantation 95, Somerset Academy 53

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:45.30 (Rithvik Marri, Alessandro Pereira, AuJavae Dixon Whtifield, Daniel Burg), 2. Somerset B 1:46.27, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 2:08.41.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 1:50.26, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 1:50.63, 3. Max Marrero, AHP 2:30.51.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 2:07.53, 2. Tyler Zhou, AHP 2:14.84, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 2:20.03.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 23.74, 2. AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, AHP 23.99, 3. Sebastian Fernandez, SOM 25.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sebastian Fernandez, SOM 1:02.12, 2. Sean Vittanakorn, AHP 1:17.52, 3. Jose Fernandez, AHP 1:24.69.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 50.30, 2. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 50.56, 3. Tyler Zhou, AHP 54.05.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 5:14.59.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation B 1:51.79 (Sean Vittanakorn, Joshua Smith, AJ Reynolds, Max Marrero), 2. Somerset B 2:12.18, 3. Somerset A 2:13.68.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 56.54, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 57.06, 3. Rithvik Marra, AHP 57.49.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:10.14, 2. David Caulkins, AHP 1:21.50, 3. Julian Sibug, SOM 1:22.46.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage A 3:27.44 (AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, Daniel Burg, Rithvik Marri, Alessandro Pereira), 2. Somerset A 3:35.39, 3. American Heritage B 4:12.49.

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

SOFLO Girls Sweep Distance Event On Opening Day Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, September 30, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated opening night action at the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Friday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO girls swept the top three spots in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

Auburn University-commit Olivia Dinehart, 17, won the distance event in 17 minutes, 38.77 seconds. Teammates Maddy Smutny, 17, was second in 17:48.82 and Elena Dinehart, 17, was third in 17:59.96.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher placing third in a best time 16:19.12, dropping 25.39 from his previous best of 16:44.51.

SOFLO teammate Felix Gonzalez, 15, was fourth in 16:47.64, also a best time dropping 3.02 seconds. His previous best was 16:50.66.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with two sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concludes on Sunday, again with two sessions starting at 8:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events. Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team and Hialeah Swim Club. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 17:38.77, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 17:48.82, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 17:59.96; SOFLO: 5. Natalie Gembicki 18:11.78, 6. Izzy Wilson 18:17.64, 9. Sarah Vasquez 18:41.96.

BOYS
1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 16:08.44, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 16:13.53, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 16:19.12, time drop 25.39; SOFLO: 4. Felix Gonzalez 16:47.64, time drop 3.02, 7. Jaden Amores 17:10.19, 8. Hashan Ekanayake 17:12.89, 9. Ivan Grass 17:13.31.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Head Talented Field For This Weekend’s SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, September 29, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club and other Florida Gold Coast swimmers will get a chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers this weekend at the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

The three-day meet begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. with the girls and boys 1,650-yard freestyle events. Warm-up is 4:30 p.m.

It continues on Saturday with two sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concludes on Sunday, again with two sessions starting at 8:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events. Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team and Hialeah Swim Club. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Up-and-coming swimmers, ages 10-and-under, will compete in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions are timed finals. Events are 100 individual medley, 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 breaststroke and 50 butterfly.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five events for 10-and-unders and 11-12 or six events for 13-and-over. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

IMX: 10-and-under events, 200 individual medley, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly.

IMX: 11-12, 200 individual medley, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly.

IMX: 13-and-over, 200 individual medley, 400 individual medley, 500 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly.

The meet will be scored. Swimmers who complete all IMR events will receive an IMR score. Swimmers who complete all IMX will receive an IMX score. Swimmers who do not complete all required events will receive a score of zero.

Scoring for the various age groups will be based on the following points systems: 10-and-under Hytek Age Group Points; 11-14 Hytek Single Age Points; and 15-and-over Hytek Open Points.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology.

The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

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

2022 BROWARD SWIMMING/DIVING HONOR ROLL, WEEK THREE, September 26, 2022


GIRLS
200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:47.92, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:50.95, 3. Cypress Bay 1:52.47, 4. South Florida Heat 1:52.83, 5. Cardinal Gibbons 1:54.76, 6. NSU University School 1:55.85; 2021 TOP TIME: South Florida Heat 1:44.24, AA-C.

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:52.82, 2. Lauren Balfour, PC 1:56.61, 3. Alanis Santiago, SFH 1:56.63, 4. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 1:57.74; 2021 TOP TIME: Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 1:48.02.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:03.58, 2. Riley Botting, PC 2:07.98, 3. Samantha Schoenborn, SFH 2:10.84, 4. Sara Linn, PC 2:12.25, 5. Gioia Balzano, SFH 2:12.60, 6. Ana Villamil, CB 2:14.91, 7. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:16.53, 8. Jade Renaud, STA 2:16.92, 9. Bella Egizi, PC 2:17.11, 10. Victoria Reveron, SFH 2:19.05, 11. Mariann Catalasan, STA 2:19.91; 2021 TOP TIME: Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 1:59.79, AA-A.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 23.01, 2. Anais Gedeon, SFH 24.45, 3. Gioia Balzano, SFH 24.47, 4. Lilia Blanco, PB 24.60, 5. Christina Paschal, CCF 24.82, 6. Ana Lutz, STA 24.84, 7. Alera Hurwitz, SFH 25.13, 8. Liliana Novak, NSU 25.58, 9. Julianne McCranie, STA 25.59, 10. Carley Kaplan, WB 25.63, 11. Valentina Valecilles, CB 25.65, 12. Mia Gelin, STA 25.78, 13. Marley Tyner, CCF 25.80, 14. Natalia Ortiz, CB 26.03, 15. Makaila Blanchard, ABM 26.16, 16. Sofia Hernandez, SOM 26.18, 17. Nicole Creed, CG 25.23, 18. Parker Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 26.28, 14. Stephanie Udell, CG 26.32, 15. tie, Tamalia Blanchard, ABM 26.34 and Sydney Gordon, WA 26.34, 17. Hope Suther, SFH 26.18, 18. Emma Krystopher, CG 26.47, 19. Dylan Kanell, CCFT 26.52, 20. Emory Jacobson-Bertanzaetti, PC 26.60; 2021 TOP TIME: Erika Pelaez, South Florida Heat 22.29, AA-A

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Ava Anderson, PC 372.60, 2. Kirra Reid, PC 314.20, 3. Kaitlyn Ross, STA 229.50, 4. Serena Samuels, NOVA 191.75, 5. Lindsay Ruoff, STA 187.65, 6. Lily Hirsch, CC 144.75; 2021 TOP POINT TOTAL: Kaitlyn Ross, St. Thomas Aquinas 440.55

100-yard Butterfly: 1. Julianne McCranie, STA 57.41, 2. Alera Hurwitz, SFH 58.69, 3. Lauren Balfour, PC 59.12, 4. Alani Lopez, SFH 59.84, 5. Lena Lajko, STA 1:00.38, 6. Bella Egizi, PC 1:00.55, 7. Mia Patton, SFH 1:00.62, 8. Zoe Antonio, PC 1:00.84, 9. Carolyn Powell, DOUG 1:00.95, 10. Gabriella DeLuna, CB 1:00.96, 11. Samantha Schoenborn, SFH 1:01.24, 12. Ornelia Giuliano, NSUS 1:01.57, 13. Isabel Torres-Mendoza, PB 1:02.00, 14. Georgina Henriquez, CC 1:02.00, 15. Victoria Revereon, SFH 1:02.02, 16. Stephanie Udell, CG 1:02.08; 2021 TOP TIME: Julianne McCranie, St. Thomas Aquinas 56.93

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 50.61, 2. Gioia Balzano, SFH 52.15, 3. Alanis Santiago, SFH 53.90, 4. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 54.16, 5. Jaclyn Nelson, CG 54.39, 6. Ana Lutz, STA 54.59, 7. Mia Gelin, STA 54.74, 8. Christina Paschal, CCFT 55.79, 9. Emory Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 56.61; 10. Liliana Novak, NSU 56.62, 11. Payton Ward, DOUG 57.19, 12. Dylan Kanell, CCF 57.62; 2021 TOP TIME: Tawannah McLemore, Fort Lauderdale 51.48

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 4:56.61, 2. Alanis Santiago, SFH 5:15.37, 3. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 5:17.69, 4. Mariana Cote, CB 5:22.28, 5. Sarah Vasquez, STA 5:24.58, 6. Jade Renaud, STA 5:24.85, 7. Reese Balkcom, DOUG 5:25.49, 8. Lena Lajok, STA 5:26.20, 9. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, PPC 5:30.07, 10. Ornelia Giuliano, NSUS 5:31.52, 11. Samira Zambrano, CB 5:32.07, 12. Addison Byrne, CG 5:34.55, 13. Evelyn Balog, PB 5:35, 14. Carley Kaplan, WB 5:36.84; 2021 TOP TIME: Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 4:49.41

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:37.23, 2. Pine Crest 1:40.45, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:42.88, 4. Calvary Christian 1:44.49, 5. Cardinal Gibbons 1:45.00, 6. Douglas 1:45.19, 7. Cypress Bay 1:45.31; 2021 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:33.93, AA-A

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 55.81, 2. Julianne McCranie, STA 57.34, 3. Lilia Blanco, PB 59.00, 4. Samantha Schoenborn, SFH 59.29, 5. Nicole Creed, CG 59.89, 6. Alera Hurwitz, SFH 1:00.15, 7. Jaclyn Nelson, CG 1:00.80; 2021 TOP TIME: Erika Pelaez, South Florida Heat 52.34, state record, AA-A.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:04.55, 2. Riley Botting, PC 1:07.02, 3. Ana Villamil, CB 1:08.50, 4. Mariann Catalasan, STA 1:10.11, 5. Rafaella Araujo, NSUS 1:11.54, 6. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:12.14, 7. Alani Lopez, SFH 1:12.20, 8. Mia Gelin, STA 1:12.38, 9. Parker Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 1:12.49, 10. Maria Legaspi, PPC 1:13.69, 11. Manuella Lima, SFH 1:13.84, 12. Fiorella Di Salvo, SFH 1:14.07, 13. Sofia Egizi, PC 1:14.14, 14. Johanna Henry, PC 1:14.51, 15. Hope Suther, SFH 1:14.81, 16. Sara Mendoza, CB 1:15.65, 17. Alexandra Strong, CC 1:15.75; 2021 TOP TIME: Micaela Sierra, South Florida Heat 1:03.47, AA-C.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:38.25, 2. South Florida Heat 3:42.83, 3. Cypress Bay 3:45.27, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:45.81, 5. NSU University School 3:46.96, 6. Cardinal Gibbons 3:51.38; 2021 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 3:27.51, AA-A.

GIRLS TEAM POLL

  1. South Florida Heat, 2. Pine Crest, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4. Cardinal Gibbons, 5. Archbishop McCarthy, NSU University School, Somerset.

BOYS
200-yard Medley Relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:38.52, 2. Pine Crest 1:42.28, 3. American Heritage Plantation 1:43.55, 4. Westminster Academy 1:43.75, 5. NSU University School 1:43.88, 6. Somerset 1:44.73, 7. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:44.88, 8. Pompano Beach 1:45.78, 9. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:48.04, 10. Cooper City 1:48.13; 2021 TOP TIME: South Florida Heat 1:31.94, AA-A.

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Alex Mansur, STA 1:43.89, 2. Gabriel Tortola, STA 1:45.43, 3. Colin Nealy, PC 1:46.32, 4. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 1:46.57, 5. Rithvik Marri, AHP 1:46.96, 6. Andres Teran, NSUS 1:48.28, 7. Kingsley Bailey, PC 1:49.67, 8. Christian Clark, WA 1:50.98, 9. Gianni Famiano, PB 1:51.60, 10. Matthew Tan, STA 1:51.93, 11. Samuel Collingwood, STA 1:52.52, 12. Marcus Szabo, CG 1:52.98, 13. Mateo Shearer, STA 1:53.00, 14. Freddy Rosenthal, PC 1:53.90, 15. Rafael Opperman, PC 1:54.54, 16. Surfiel Santiago, SFH 1:54.99; 2021 TOP TIME: Kaii Winkler, South Florida Heat 1:36.78, AA-A.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Nikita Efimov, SFH 1:55.33, 2. Giulian Martin, SFH 1:56.47; 3. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSUS 1:57.72, 4. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 1:59.74, 5. Kingsley Bailey PC 2:02.00, 6. Jake Jones, PC 2:03.07, 7. Colin Nealy, PC 2:04.86; 2021 TOP TIME: Dario Martin, South Florida Heat 1:53.25

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Finn Winkler, SFH 21.43, 2. Samuel Collingwood, STA 21.81, 3. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 22.32, 4. Charles Wingold, PB 22.50, 5. Roman Ferrara, PC 22.53, 6. Lucas Opperman, PC 22.55, 7. Christian Clark, WA 22.72, 8. Daniel Burg, AHP 22.74, 9. Josh Justin, WA 22.87, 10. Charles Burnette, STA 23.01, 11. Matthew Tan, STA 23.18, 12. Jacob Pasche, CCF 23.67, 13. Cole Jordan, STA 23.78, 14. Juan Orjuela, STA 23.82, 15. AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, AHP 23.87, 16. Egor Frantsevskiy, NBP 23.88, 17. tie, Giancarlo Porras-Aguilar, CCFT 23.94 and Danil Sachenko, PC 23.94, 18. tie, Adriano Corriera, CC 24.00 and Rafael Landron, STA 24.00, 20. Ronin Jones, PC 24.19, 21. Kyle Gayle, WA 24.25; 2021 TOP TIME: Kaii Winkler, South Florida Heat 20.67.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 527.40, 2. Max Starkman, PC 383.70, 3. Ashton Jacobi, PC 378.05, 4. Davin Girardin, PC 318.55, 5. Nicholas Dolton, CC 170.70, 6. Evan Vazquez, CC 167.03; 2021 TOP POINT TOTAL: Kevin Mendez, Pine Crest, 606.75

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 49.41, 2. Colin Nealy, PC 51.20, 3. Marcus Szabo, CG 51.61, 4. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSUS 51.96, 5. Kingsley Bailey, PC 54.21, 6. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSUS 55.02, 7. Gabriel Tortola, STA 55.44, 8. Finn Winkler, SFH 55.53, 9. Juan Orjuela, STA 55.48, 10. Josue Paiz, SFH 56.17, 11. Christopher Lin, PC 56.89, 12. Joshua Barreto, SFH 56.99, 13. Christian Tijero, PPC 57.07, 14. Adriano Brunetti, PB 57.12, 15. Derek Hau, CC 57.63, 16. Mateo Shearer, STA 57.66, 17. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 57.99; 2021 TOP TIME: Dario Martin, South Florida Heat 48.87, AA-A

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 45.31, 2. Alex Mansur, STA 47.68, 3. Roman Ferrara, PC 49.02, 4. Samuel Collingwood, STA 49.20, 5. Christian Clark, WA 49.22, 6. Daniel Burg, AHP 49.56, 7. Lucas Opperman, PC 49.58, 8. Kingsley Bailey, PC 50.09, 9. Miguel Kocoglu, DOUG 50.26, 10. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 51.38, 11. Charles Burnette, STA 51.66, 12. Juan Orejuela, STA 51.69, 13. Zackary Harris, PPC 52.44, 14. Danil Sachenko, PC 52.76, 15. Cole Jordan, STA 52.77, 16. Mason Jimenez, ABM 52.80, 17. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 53.13, 18. Leonardo Garcia, CHAM 53.32, 19. AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, AHP 53.35, 20. Sebastian Fernandez, SOM 53.36; 2021 TOP TIME: Kaii Winkler, South Florida Heat 44.00, AA-A

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 4:42.22, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 4:49.45, 3. Gabriel Tortola, STA 4:49.94, 4. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 4:50.73, 5. Mateo Shearer, STA 4:54.26, 6. Rithvik Marri, AHP 4:54.71, 7. Jake Jones, PC 4:55.99, 8. Giuliano Brunetti, PB 4:57.13, 9. Andres Teran, NSUS 4:58.56, 10. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 4:59.48, 11. Freddy Rosenthal, PC 4:59.56, 12. Steven Gary, PB 5:02.06, 13. Alex Mansur, STA 5:09.83, 14. Tyler Armbruster, CG 5:10.04, 15. Surfiel Santiago, SFH 5:10.33; 2021 TOP TIME: Dylan Felt, Fort Lauderdale 4:27.64, AA-A

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:27.19, 2. Pine Crest 1:28.82, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:30.15, 4. Westminster Academy 1:33.31, 5. NSU University School 1:34.32, 6. Pompano Beach 1:35.47, 7. Calvary Christian 1:36.11, 8. Cypress Bay 1:37.16, 9. Cardinal Gibbons 1:38.00; 2021 TOP TIME: South Florida Heat 1:24.22, AA-A

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Finn Winkler, SFH 51.02, 2. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 53.96, 3. Marcus Szabo, CG 55.21, 4. Mateo Shearer, STA 55.29, 5. Josh Justin, WA 57.10, 6. Kian Saffari, PC 57.80, 7. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 57.90, 8. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 57.95, 9. Jonas Santos, STA 59.08, 10. Juan Sarmiento, SFH 59.31, 11. Matthew Tan, STA 59.81, 12. Lorenzo Herek, DOUG 1:00.20, 13. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSUS 1:00.28, 14. Rafael Opperman, PC 1:00.64, 15. Leo Hauser, PC 1:00.97; 2021 TOP TIME: Landon Kyser, Cypress Bay 50.34.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSUS 58.60, 2. Giulian Martin, SFH 58.62, 3. Nikita Efimov, SFH 59.41, 4. Jake Jones, PC 1:01.66, 5. Ronin Jones, PC 1:01.75; 2021 TOP TIME: Dario Martin, South Florida Heat 56.02, AA-C

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:13.84, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:19.07, 3. American Heritage Plantation 3:20.78, 4. Somerset 3:24.37, 5. South Florida Heat 3:25.41, 6. Pompano Beach 3:27.38, 7. Westminster Academy 3:32.39, 8. Archbishop McCarthy 3:32.48, 9. NSU University School 3:33.51, 10 . Cooper City 3:34.37; 2021 TOP TIME: NSU University School 3:08.63, school record, AA-C.

BOYS TEAM POLL

  1. Pine Crest, 2. South Florida Heat, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4. American Heritage Plantation, 5. Somerset, Cooper City.

2022 KEY DATES
Sept. 27: Pines Charter, Miramar at Taravella
Sept. 28: Cypress Bay, Western at Cooper City; Fort Lauderdale, Plantation at Pompano Beach
Sept. 29: Gulliver Prep at Pine Crest
Oct. 13: Pine Crest at St. Andrew’s
Oct. 15: BCAA Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex
Oct. 17-22: Class 3A-4A District Meets
Oct. 24-29: Class 1A-2A District Meets
Oct. 24-29: Class 3A-4A Region Meets
Oct. 31-Nov. 5: Class 1A-2A Region Meets
Nov. 4: Class 3A FHSAA State Meet, Stuart
Nov. 5: Class 4A FHSAA State Meet, Stuart
Nov. 11: Class 1A FHSAA State Meet, Stuart
Nov. 12: Class 2A FHSAA State Meet, Stuart
EDITOR NOTE: High school coaches, swimmers and parents are reminded to email Sharon Robb with results, updated and corrected times.
Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

King’s Academy Girls, Bolles Boys Win Woodson Team Titles; Erika Pelaez, Kaii Winkler Swimmers Of The Meet; Rodriguez Top SOFLO Finisher


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, September 24, 2022–King’s Academy knocked off defending state girls champion Jacksonville Bolles to highlight the 58th annual Woodson Invitational Saturday at the Panthers’ pool.

King’s Academy, led by double winner Aly Bozzuto, individual winners Kiki Munna and Ava Fasano and winning 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relay teams won with 298 points. Bolles was runner-up with 249.50 and South Florida Heat was third with 183.

Bozzuto won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.23 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.35. Munna won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.69. Fasano won the 100-yard backstroke in 57.81

King’s Academy won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:44.82 with Fasano, Bozzuto, Emma Herrera and Julianna Bell and 200-yard freestyle relay with Bozzuto, Fasano, Munna and Bell.

Bolles, with five individual winners and two relay wins, won the boys team title with 387 points. St. Andrew’s was second with 149 and Pine Crest was third with 132.

Host Pine Crest had two individual winners. Diver Allen Levitis continued his streak winning the 1-meter title with 527.40 points. Riley Botting won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:00.56.

Erika Pelaez and Kaii Winkler, both of South Florida Heat, were the Swimmers of the Meet.

Pelaez, 16, a member of the U.S. junior national team, was awarded the Ann Marshall Award after winning the 50-yard freestyle in 23.47 after going 23.01 in prelims and 100-yard freestyle in 50.96 after going 50.61 in prelims. She was also a member of the runner-up 200-yard freestyle relay.

Winkler, 16, also a member of the U.S. junior national team, earned the Andy Coan Award. He was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 50.59 after going 49.41 in prelims and second in the 100-yard freestyle in 46.36 after going 45.31 in prelims. He also anchored the winning 200-yard freestyle relay with teammates Nikita Efimov, Finn Winkler and Giulian Martin.

South Florida Aquatic Club had several swimmers compete for Somerset. Enrique Rodriguez was top SOFLO finisher with a fifth place in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:49.45 and sixth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.38. Other SOFLO swimmers in the top 10 were Aldo Zepeda and Felix Gonzalez. Somerset was also fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay with Zepeda, Rodriguez, Sebastian Fernandez and Gonzalez.

It was the first time in three years swimmers competed in front of a full house of fans after the pandemic.

The field featured 14 teams: American Heritage Plantation, Boca Raton, Bolles, Calvary Christian, Gulliver Prep, Immaculata-La Salle, Miami Country Day, NSU University School, Pine Crest, St. Andrew’s, Somerset Academy, South Florida Heat, The King’s Academy and Westminster Academy.

Bolles also had 40 swimmers competing at Saturday’s FSPA High School Invitational in Stuart.

58th WOODSON RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. King’s Academy 298, 2. Bolles 249.50, 3. South Florida Heat 183, 4. St. Andrew’s 162, 5. Pine Crest 143, 6. Gulliver Prep 120, 7. NSU University School 56.50, 8. Calvary Christian 36, 9. Miami Country Day 30, 10. Somerset 28, 11. Boca Raton 26, 12. American Heritage Plantation 12, 13. Westminster Academy 10.
    GIRLS RESULTS
    200-yard medley relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:44.82 (Ava Fasano, Aly Bozzuto, Emma Herrera, Julianna Bell), 2. Pine Crest 1:47.92, 3. Bolles A 1:48.49, 10. Somerset 2:06.06 (Pilar Duranti, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Hernandez, Mariana Pinto).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kiki Munna, KA 1:53.69, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 1:53.77, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 1:54.54.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Aly Bozzuto, KA 2:06.35, 2. Emma Herrera, KA2:07.84, 3. Lila Higgo, BSS 208.75.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 23.47, 2. Ava Fasano, KA 24.02, 3. Anais Gedeon, SFH 24.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Elyse Wood, GP 56.80, 2. Alexia Sotomayor, SAS 56.92, 3. Julia Murphy, BSS 57.52.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 50.96, 2. Madi Sipowski, KA 52.44, 3. Kiki Munna, KA 52.82.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 5:00.56, 2. Emma Herrera, KA 5:00.58, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 5:10.73, 16. Mariana Pinto, SOM 5:51.95.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:35.36 (Aly Bozzuto, Ava Fasano, Kiki Munna, Julianna Bell), 2. South Florida Heat 1:37.23, 3. Bolles 1:37.36, 11. Somerset 1:55.73 (Marie-Elise Baptiste, Kaitlyn Barrios, Sofia Osorio, Alyda Mendez).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ava Fasano, KA 57.81, 2. Elisabeth Eriendsdottir, BSS 58.01, 3. Giovanna Musiello, GP 58.58.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Aly Bozzuto, KA 1:03.23, 2. Sara Lin, PC 1:05.14, 3. Madi Sipowski, KA 1:06.67, 9. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:12.14.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:33.67, 2. King’s Academy 3:33.72, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:38.09, 8. Somerset 3:58.64 (Sofia Hernandez, Natalia Sibug, Sabrina Osorio, Pilar Duranti).

1-meter diving: 1. Alexyia Downer, BSS 434.55, 2. Millie Cochrane, SAS 364.05, 3. Kirra Reid, PC 314.20.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 387, 2. St. Andrew’s 149, 3. Pine Crest 132, 4. South Florida Heat 123, 5. King’s Academy 105, 6. Boca Raton 91, 7. American Heritage Plantation 81, 8. Somerset 72, 9. NSU University School 55, 10. Westminster Academy 47, 11. Miami Country Day 40, 12. Gulliver Prep 31, 13. Calvary Christian 18, 14. Immaculata-La Salle 16.

BOYS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:35.06, 2. King’s Academy 1:37.58, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:39.05, 9. Somerset 1:44.73 (Aldo Zepeda, Enrique Rodriguez, Sebastian Fernandez, Felix Gonzalez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alston Qin, BSS 1:42.64, 2. Kayden Lancaster, BSS 1:42.89, 3. Ambrus Barcsak, SAS 1:44.88, 6. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 1:50.38.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Carter Lancaster, BSS 1:53.55, 2. Landon Kyser, BSS 1:55.22, 3. Aidan Paro, BSS 1:55.34, 9. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 2:07.20.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Andy Kravchenko, BSS 21.41, 2. Finn Winkler, SFH 21.43, 3. Noah Smith, KA 21.54, 8. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 22.32

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aidan Paro, BSS 50.53, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 50.59, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDS 51.18.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andy Kravchenko, BSS 46.33, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 46.36, 3. Seth Tolentino, BSS 48.78.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alston Qin, BSS 4:39.90, 2. Kayden Lancaster, BSS 4:40.21, 3. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 4:42.22, 5. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 4:49.45, 6. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 4:50.73.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:27.19 (Nikita Efimov, Finn Winkler, Giulian Martin, Kaii Winkler), 2. King’s Academy 1:31.52, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:32.46.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Noah Smith, KA 50.42, 2. Finn Winkler, SFH 51.02, 3. Carter Lancaster, BSS 51.91. 8. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 54.69

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 57.78, 2. Will Heck, BSS 57.91, 3. Cohen Barron Chiam, BSS 58.03

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:09.39 Anthony Whittall, Seth Tolentino, Landon Kyser, Kayden Lancaster), 2. St. Andrew’s 3:15.51, 3. American Heritage Plantation 3:20.78, 4. Somerset 3:24.37 (Aldo Zepeda, Enrique Rodriguez, Sebastian Fernandez, Felix Gonzalez).

1-meter diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 527.40, 2. Max Starkman, PC 383.70, 3. Ashton Jacobi, PC 378.05.

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

Cooper City, Somerset Split In Tri-Meet; SOFLO Swimmers Come Up Big


By Sharon Robb
COOPER CITY, September 20, 2022—Somerset girls and Cooper City boys won Monday night during a tri-meet at the Cowboys’ pool.

Somerset girls, led by SOFLO swimmers Kaylee Del Rio, Sofia Osorio and Sabrina Osorio, defeated Cooper City, 91-81.

In other girls’ matchups, Cooper City defeated Flanagan, 81-7, and Somerset downed Flanagan, 91-7.

Cooper City Cowboys, led by SOFLO’s Chris Hau, Derek Hau and Ethan McPeek, topped Somerset, 107-70, in the boys meet.

Somerset was led by SOFLO swimmers Aldo Zepeda, Felix Gonzalez, Enrique Rodriguez and Giorgio Rusconi.

In other boys matchups, Somerset defeated Flanagan, 102-44, and Cooper City topped Flanagan, 153-20.

Cooper City was led by girls’ double winner Georgina Henriquez in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:20 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.

Several South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers played key roles in their teams’ victories.

SOFLO’s Ava Kuznik anchored the Cowboys winning 200-yard freestyle. Alexandra Strong anchored the Cowboys winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

SOFLO’s Sabrina Osorio of Somerset won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15 and was second in the 200 IM in 2:27. Kaylee Del Rio won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:04. Sofia Osorio was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay.

The boys’ competition looked more like a SOFLO dual meet.

SOFLO’s Aldo Zepeda, Felix Gonzalez, Enrique Rodriguez and Giorgio Rusconi won events for Somerset.

Zepeda was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.56 and 100-yard freestyle in 53.13

Gonzalez, also a double winner, won the 200 IM in 2:06.25 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:16.19. Rodriguez won the 100-yard backstroke in 57.90.

Zepeda, Gonzalez and Rodriguez were members of the winning 200-yard medley relay.

SOFLO teammate Derek Hau of Cooper City won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.78. Chris Hau, Derek Hau and Ethan McPeek were members of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay. McPeek was also a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
Somerset 91, Cooper City 81
GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset (Natalia Sibug, M. Baptiste, Sofia Osorio, Kaitlyn Barrios), 2. Cooper City.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Natalia Sibug, SOM 2:12, 2. Evelyn Riling, CC 2:40, 3. M. Baptiste, SOM 2:23.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Georgina Henriquez, CC 2:20, 2. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 2:27, 3. Pilar Duranti, SOM 2:29.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Julia Hernandez, SOM 27.66, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SOM 29.12, 3. Emma Utkovic, CC 31.16.

Diving: 1. Lily Hirsch, CC

100-yard butterfly: 1. Georgina Henriquez, CC 1:02, 2. Julia Hernandez, SOM 1:05, 3. Carleigh Schleicher, CC 1:08.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kaylee Del Rio, SOM 1:04, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOM 1:05, 3. Gabrielle Reed, CC 1:12.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Pilar Duranti, SOM 5:54. 2. Alexandra Strong, CC 6:05, 3. M. Baptist, SOM 6:29.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 2:11 (Seimoni, Emma Utkovic, Evelyn Riling, Ava Kuznik), 2. Cooper City 2:31.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:06, 2. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:09, 3. Alexandra Strong, CC 1:12.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:15, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOM 1:21, 3. Gabrielle Reed, CC 1:35.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City (Georgina Henrique, Emma Utkovic, Carleigh Schleicher, Alexandra Strong), 2. Somerset.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
Cooper City 107, Somerset 70
BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset B 1:49.88 (Aldo Zepeda, Felix Gonzalez, Enrique Rodriguez, S. Fernandez), 2. Cooper City 2:02.75.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 1:59.56, 2. Derek Hau, CC 2:00.00, 3. L. Hussey, CC 2:10.91.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 2:06.25, 2. Chris Hau, CC 2:14.37, 3. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 2:15.25.

50-yard freestyle: 1. S. Fernandez, SOM 25.22, 2. Adlerian Corrieri, CC 26.12, 3. Yash Patel, CC 26.50.

Diving: 1. Evan Vazquez, CC, 2. Nick Dolton, CC

100-yard butterfly: 1. Derek Hau, CC 59.78, 2. Fernandez, SOM 1:02.03, 3. A. Vazquez, CC 1:06.66.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 53.13, 2. Yash Patel, CC 58.25, 3. L. Hussey, CC 58.25.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 5:16.19, 2. Chris Hau, CC 5:26.87, 3. Sebastian Carrasiquilla, CC 6:04.01.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:45.56 (Ethan McPeek, Yash Patel, Sebastian Carrasiquilla, A. Vasquez), 2. Cooper City 1:45.71, 3. Somerset 1:57.72.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 57.90, 2. Ethan McPeek, CC 1:04.07, 3. J. Sibug, SOM 1:20.36.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:07.91, 2. Adrian Corrieri, CC 1:07.53, 3. Bogdan, CC 1:14.32.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 3:39.93 (Chris Hau, Derek Hau, Ethan McPeek, Adrian Corrieri), 2. Cooper City, 3. Somerset.
EDITOR NOTE: Some results were illegible and first names and times missing.

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

St. Thomas Aquinas Girls Win, Boys Second At 31st Florida Catholic Invitational


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO—St. Thomas Aquinas girls defended their title and boys team was runner-up Saturday night at the 31st annual Florida Catholic Invitational at Lake Highland Aquatic Center.

The Raider girls, buoyed by two relay wins and three individual wins won with 583 points ahead of Bishop Kenny (501), Cardinal Gibbons (297) and Archbishop McCarthy (238).

The Raiders’ 200-yard medley relay won in 1:50.95 with Julianne McCranie, Mariann Catalasan, Teresa Landron and Jade Renaud. The 400-yard free relay won in 3:45.81 with Sarah Vasquez, Ana Lutz, Mia Gelin and McCranie.

Vasquez and Catalasan train with South Florida Aquatic Club. Catalasan was also second in the 200 IM in 2:19.91 and 100 breaststroke in 1:10.11. Vasquez was third in the 500 freestyle in 5:24.58.

The Raiders’ Jade Renaud, Ana Lutz and McCranie won individual events. Renaud won the 200 IM in 2:16.96, Lutz won the 50 freestyle in 24.84 and McCranie won the 100 backstroke in 57.34.

The only other Broward girls’ winner was Jaclyn Nelson of Cardinal Gibbons in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.39.

St. Thomas Aquinas boys team were second with 460 points behind Bishop Kenny with 479 followed by Archbishop McCarthy (202), St. Joseph’s (150) and Cardinal Gibbons (138).

Alex Mansur was a double winner for the Raiders in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.89 and 100-yard freestyle in 47.68.

Cardinal Gibbons had two winners. Marcus Szabo won the 100-yard butterfly in 51.61 and Mason Starkman won the 1-meter diving title.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Nathaniel Garrick of Archbishop McCarthy broke his own team record in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:58.49. It was a lifetime best for the team captain and national merit scholar with a time drop of 5.11 and first time he dipped below 5 minutes.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Thomas Aquinas 583, 2. Bishop Kenny 501, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 297, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 238, 5. Bishop Moore 221, 6. Trinity Catholic 142, 7. St. John Paul II 92, 8. John Carroll 84, 9. St. Francis 38, 10. Melbourne Central Catholic 21, 11. St. Joseph 4.

GIRLS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:50.95 (Julianne McCranie, Mariann Catalasan, Teresa Landron, Jade Renaud), 2. Bishop Kenny 1:54.32, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 1:54.76 (Nicole Creed, Jaclyn Nelson, Stephanie Udell, Addison Byrne).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maria Candelora, BK 1:57.47, 2. Aubrey Klausner, BM 1:57.80, 3. Alexandra Stevens, TC 2:01.84, 4. Sarah Vasquez, STA 2:05.19.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Jade Renaud, STA 2:16.96, 2. Mariann Catalasan, STA 2:19.91, 3. Addison Byrne, CG 2:22.43, 4. Abigail Santos, STA 2:28.01.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Ana Lutz, STA 24.84, 2. Talley Gettemy, BK 25.44, 3. Makaila Blanchard, ABM 26.16, 4. Nicole Creed, CG 26.23.

Diving: 1. Kiley Gruber, BM 207.85, 2. Hayden Loft, SJP 203.60, 3. Brianna McMillan, BK 192.28, 4. Lindsay Ruoff, STA 169.75.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Rachel Howard, BK 56.59, 2. Julianne McCranie, STA 57.41, 3. Lena Lajko, STA 1:01.84, 4. Stephanie Udell, CG 1:02.08.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jaclyn Nelson, CG 54.39, 2. Ana Lutz, STA 54.59, 3. Mia Gelin, STA 54.74.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Aubrey Klausner, BM 5:14.91, 2. Alexandra Stevens, TC 5:17.77, 3. Sarah Vasquez, STA 5:24.58, 4. Jade Renaud, STA 5:24.85.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bishop Kenny 1:40.14 (Rachel Howard, Victoria Weldon, Talley Gettemy, Maria Candelora), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:42.88 (Ana Lutz, Mia Gelin, Jade Renaud, Gabriella Martinez), 3. Cardinal Gibbons 1:45.19 (Nicole Creed, Kaitlyn Armbruster, Stephanie Udell, Daniela Arezina).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Julianne McCranie, STA 57.34, 2. Nicole Creed, CG 59.89, 3. Jaclyn Nelson, CG 1:00.80, 4. Lena Lajko, STA 1:01.53.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Maria Candelora, BK 1:07.86, 2. Mariann Catalasan, STA 1:10.11, 3. Mia Gelin, STA 1:12.38.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:45.81 (Sarah Vasquez, Ana Lutz, Mia Gelin, Julianne McCranie), 2. Cardinal Gibbons 3:51.38 (Jaclyn Nelson, Kaitlyn Armbruster, Addison Byrne, Daniela Arezina), 3. Bishop Kenny 3:54.22, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 3:57.74 (Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, Makaila Blanchard, Calista Harries, Tamalia Blanchard).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bishop Kenny 479, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 460, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 202, 4. St. Joseph 150, 5. Cardinal Gibbons 138, 6. Trinity Catholic 133, 7. St. Francis 123, 8. Bishop Moore 90, 9. St. John Paul II 83, 10. John Carroll 43, 11. Bishop John J. Snyder 40.

BOYS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Bishop Kenny A 1:36.87 (Carter Wright, Evan Larson, Zach Jones, Barri Snyder), 2. Bishop Kenny B 1:44.34, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:44.88 (Mateo Shearer, Rafael Landron, Charles Burnette, Cole Jordan), 4. Archbishop McCarthy 1:49.60 (Nathniel Garrick, Mason Jimenez, Luca Molaro, Javier Guardia).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alex Mansur, STA 1:43.89, 2. Owen Kerkezi, BK 1:45.23, 3. Gabriel Tortola, STA 1:45.43.

200-yard individual medley: 1. T.J. Frost, BJ 1:54.37, 2. Zach Jones, BK 1:56.32, 3. Evan Larson, BK 1:58.70.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Barrie Snyder, BK 21.58, 2. Samuel Collingwood, STA 22.09, 3. Matthew Leitheiser, BK 22.42.

Diving: 1. Mason Starkman, CG 178.95.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Marcus Szabo, CG 51.61, 2. Zach Jones, BK 51.88, 3. Christian Gorden, BK 55.34, 4. Juan Orjuela, STA 55.48.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Alex Mansur, STA 47.68, 2. Barrie Snyder, BK 48.33, 3. Samuel Collingwood, STA 49.20.

500-yard freestyle: 1. T.J. Frost, BJ 4:35.39, 2. Owen Kerkezi, BK 4:43.10, 3. Graham Evans, BK 4:47.32, 4. Gabriel Tortola, STA 4:49.94.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bishop Kenny A 1:28.19 (Graham Evans, Carter Wright, Matthew Leitheiser, Barrie Snyder), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:30.19, 3. Bishop Kenny B 1:36.69.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Xavier Washington, TC 53.04, 2. Evan Larson, BK 53.29, 3. Marcus Szabo, CG 55.21, 4. Mateo Shearer, STA 55.29.

100-yard breaststroke: Final results not posted on Meet Mobile.

400-yard freestyle relay: Result not posted on Meet Mobile, only entry times.
Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Girls Relay, Ivy Acosta Lead SOFLO; Swimmers Race Well, Drop Times At September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, September 18, 2022—Against a competitive field, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had some nice swims and impressive time drops at the September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler Friday at Sunrise Civic Center pool.

Several SOFLO swimmers were racing in events for the first time.

The race of the day was the girls’ 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay where SOFLO’s foursome of Maya Barrizonte, Molly Barber, Ivy Acosta and Lilith Napoles swam their hearts out, just getting out-touched by Sunrise Swimming, 1:19.82-1:20.13.

Six-year-old Ivy Acosta led SOFLO with second place finishes in the 25-yard butterfly (25.75), 25-yard breaststroke (30.15) and 25-yard freestyle (21.89) and third place in the 25-yard backstroke (27.21).

The meet was capped at 125 swimmers. In addition to SOFLO, other teams that competed were Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones Swim Team, Heritage Aquatic Team, SwimFast and host Sunrise Swimming.
FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 24.42, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 25.75, 3. Isabella Pulido, BM 29.70.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 17.64, 2. Brooklyn Barry, SF 19.88, 3. Liz Dewar, HAT 20.32; SOFLO: 5. Maya Barrizonte 21.89, time drop 4.83, 6. Lilith Barrizonte 23.63, 17. Johanna Plaza 30.05, 18. Molly Barber 310.19, time drop 5.71.
9-and-over, 1. Mina Busscher, SF 18.51, 2. Jessica Dima, HAT 19.03, 3. Ziyu Pan, CC 20.08; SOFLO: 13. Dani Ward 26.34.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 23.88, 2. Isabella Pulido, BM 26.89, 3. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 27.21.
7-8, 1. Lilli Bosco, HAT 20.92, 2. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 21.37, 3. Liv Dewar, HAT 21.67; SOFLO: 9. Maya Barrizonte 24.55, time drop 1.72, 15. Molly Barber 26.09, time drop 3.05, 16. Lilith Napoles 26.95, 24. Johanna Plaza 32.49.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 19.90, 2. Ziyu Pan, CC 20.34, 3. Mina Busscher, SF 21.26; SOFLO: 20. Dani Ward 31.10

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under: 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 27.57, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 30.15, 3. Catherine Liao, CC 34.92.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 23.99, 2. Liv Dewar, HAT 25.67, 3. Story Wright, SF 26.64; SOFLO: 5. Maya Barrizonte 27.75, time drop 2.96, 12. Johanna Plaza 31.83, 13. Molly Barber 32.00, time drop 4.52, 23. Lilith Napoles 37.21.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 23.23, 2. Mina Busscher, SF 23.30, 3. Ziyu Pan, CC 23.4; SOFLO: 14. Dani Ward 32.28.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 19.91, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 21.89, 3. Isabella Pulido, BM 24.64.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 17.07, 2. Liv Dewar, HAT 18.55, 3. Francesca Pineiro Fros, BM 18.96; SOFLO: 6. Maya Barrizonte 19.85, 7. Molly Barber 19.95, time drop 3.92, 12. Lilith Napoles 21.77, 19. Johanna Plaza 24.48.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 16.74, 2. Isla Williams, SF 18.30, 3. Lexi Dougherty, SF 18.59; SOFLO: 10. Dani Ward 20.89.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Sunrise Swimming 1:19.82, 2. SOFLO A 1:20.13 (Maya Barrizonte, Molly Barber, Ivy Acosta, Lilith Napoles), 3. Blue Marlins 1:23.41.

BOYS
25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 23.48, 2. Flint Wright, SF 27.87, 3. Aiden Serralta, BM 35.26.
7-8, 1. Brandon Infante, BM 18.99, 2. Erik Ellis, SUN 20.30, 3. Preston Ehrlich, CSSC 20.57; SOFLO: 18. David Mendoza 29.83, 19. Gregory Miralles 30.65.
9-and-over, 1. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 14.36, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 16.40, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 16.44; SOFLO: 15. Christopher Plaza 26.95.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 25.38, 2. JC Marquez, HAT 28.14, 3. Flint Wright, SF 29.85.
7-8, No results posted on Meet Mobile, only psych sheet.
9-and-over, 1. Constantine Lazarou, CC 17.96, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 18.80, 3. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 18.86; SOFLO: 18. Christopher Plaza 27.09.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. JC Marquez, HAT 29.81, 2. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 29.96, 3. Flint Wright, SF 29.97.
7-8, 1. Erik Ellis, SUN 20.98, 2. Brandon Infante, BM 25.77, 3. Steve Ramraj, SUN 26.82; SOFLO: 4. Gregory Miralles 27.15, time drop 0.99, 11. David Mendoza 29.30.
9-and-under, 1. Hayyden Abrahamson, CC 20.03, 2. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 20.08, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 20.30; SOFLO: 9. Christopher Plaza 28.10.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 20.20, 2. Flint Wright, SF 24.10, 3. JC Marquez, HAT 30.58.
7-8, 1. Erik Ellis, SUN 16.22, 2. Brandon Infante, BM 16.37, 3. Preston Ehrlich, CSSC 17.88; SOFLO: 8. Gregory Miralles 19.84, time drop 2.29, time drop 2.29, 10. David Mendoza 20.85.
9-and-over, 1. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 14.11, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 14.90, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 15.53; SOFLO: 19. Christopher Plaza 22.27.
100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Blue Marlins B 1:25.54, 2. SwimFast 1:35.52, 3. Blue Marlins C 2:04.63.

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

Florida Gators Announce 2022-23 Schedule; SOFLO Alum Kathleen Golding Named Team Captain


By Sharon Robb
GAINESVILLE, September 14, 2022—University of Florida will open its 2022-23 men’s and women’s schedule at home against Nova Southeastern and Arkansas on Sept. 23 at the O’Connell Center Natatorium.

The season-opener is one of four home meets. Arkansas has only a women’s team. NSU has both a men’s and women’s team.

After a month of training, the Gators head to Virginia to swim defending women’s national champion Cavaliers on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Charlottesville.

Florida will then swim conference opponents on back-to-back weeks, at Georgia in Athens, Ga. on Friday, Oct. 28 in its annual rivalry before returning to Gainesville to host Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The Gators end the 2022 calendar year with three straight invitationals: Georgia Invite, Nov. 17-19, U.S. Open, Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Greensboro, N.C. before diving ends 2022 at the Auburn Invitational, Dec. 16-20.

The 2023 part of the schedule opens at home Florida Atlantic University, Jan. 14, before hosting a diving invitational Jan. 20-21, while simultaneously swimming Florida State on Jan. 20 in Ocala, in its final dual meet. Two weeks later, the Gators will swim in the Feb. 3-5 Auburn Last Chance Invitational.

The Gators begin the post-season at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 14-16 in College Station, Tex. The men will go for their 11th straight conference titles, before the Bulldog Last Chance Meet from Feb. 24-25 in Athens. Qualified divers will compete at the NCAA Diving Zones from Mar. 5-8.

The season ends at the NCAA Swimming National Championships, with the women’s meet in Knoxville, Tenn., March 15-18 and men’s meet in Minneapolis, Minn., March 22-25.

One of the highlights of the season is South Florida Aquatic Club alum Kathleen Golding will serve as one of the Gators’ team captains for the 2022-23. The two-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier is a senior and three-time All-American. Her marquis events are the 200 and 400 IM though she swims several other events, both sprint and distance.

Golding’s younger sister, Molly, also a SOFLO alum, will begin her sophomore season in the IM and breaststroke events.

Other Gators with South Florida and Florida Gold Coast ties are sophomore Anna Auld of West Palm Beach, who is coming off an outstanding summer; and freshman Mallory Schleicher, another SOFLO alum.

Florida’s men’s and women’s head coach Anthony Nesty was recently named the 2022 American Swimming Coaches Association George Haines Coach of the Year at the ASCA World Clinic Sept. 8 in Las Vegas. Nesty joins former Florida coaches Gregg Troy and Randy Reese as the only coaches in Gators history to win the award.

The award is annually given to the individual whose coaching contributed the most towards American swimming excellence at the world level. Nesty was one of six finalists who coached athletes that won gold medals at the FINA World Championships last June in Budapest, Hungary.

Nesty coached multiple gold medalists in Budapest, including Caeleb Dressel, Bobby Finke, Kieran Smith and UF volunteer Coach Katie Ledecky. The four combined for eight gold medals, the most golds coached by any finalist for the award the year.

Six current Gators, four former Gators and volunteer coach Katie Ledecky were named to the 2022-23 U.S. National Team.

Anna Auld, Emma Weyant, Natalie Hinds, and Katie Ledecky were selected for the women’s team, and Brennan Gravley, Jacob Mitchell, Trey Freeman, Kevin Vargas, Caeleb Dressel, Bobby Finke, and Kieran Smith were named on the men’s roster. Florida has 11 athletes on the team, tied with Texas/Longhorn Aquatics for most-represented club/college. Auld and Gravley were both selected as open water athletes in May 2022, and are active through October 31, 2022.

2022-23 UF Men’s, Women’s Schedule
Sept. 23, Nova Southeastern, Arkansas, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22, at Virginia, 10 a.m.
Oct. 28, at Georgia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5, Tennessee, 10 a.m.
Nov. 17-19, at Georgia Invite
Nov. 30-Dec. 3, U.S. Open, Greensboro, N.C.
Greensboro, NC
Dec. 16-20, Auburn Invitational, Diving
Jan. 14, Florida Atlantic, 2 p.m.
Jan. 20-21, UF Diving Invitational
Jan. 20, Florida State at Ocala, 2 p.m.
Feb. 3-5, Auburn Last Chance
Feb. 14-18, SEC Championships, College Station, Tex.
Feb. 24-25, Bulldogs Last Chance Meet, Athens, Ga.
Mar. 5-8, NCAA Diving Zones – TBD
Mar. 15-18, Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Knoxville, Tenn.
Mar. 22-25, Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Minneapolis

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