SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Preps For U.S. Trials With Three Top 4 Finishes At Atlanta Classic


By Sharon Robb
ATLANTA, Ga., May 16, 2021–Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club tuned up for next month’s U.S. Olympic trials this past weekend at Swim Atlanta’s Mizuno 2021 Atlanta Classic at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center.

The University of Florida All-American sophomore was third in the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:15.48, dropping 0.13, just getting out-touched by Alexis Yager of Tennesee in 2:15.29.

In other meet events she was was fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:15.25; fourth in the 400 IM in a best time 4:46.12, dropping 3.11; and seventh in the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:01.80, dropping 0.19.

She has a Wave 1 cut in the 400 free (4:14.38) under 4:16.89 and Wave 2 qualifying time in the 400-meter individual medley (4:46.12) under the 4:47.72 cut.

In other notable swims:

Caeleb Dressel swam 48.00 in the 100-meter freestyle, No. 1 in the U.S., during Sunday morning prelims. He scratched from Sunday finals for travel reasons. Dressel broke the meet record in the 100-meter butterfly in a meet record 51.15. Dressel also won the 50-meter freestyle in 21.82 ahead of Coral Springs Swim Club’s Bruno Fratus of Brazil in 21.98.

Ryan Murphy won the 100-meter backstroke in a meet record 52.95 and 200-meter backstroke in 1:56.14, just off his best time pf 1:56.04.

Natalie Hinds won the 100-meter freestyle in 54.29 and was second in the 50-meter freestyle in 25.37 behind Gretchen Walsh in 25.30. She also tied Walsh for first in the 100-meter butterfly in 58.61 on opening day.

Trenton Julian won the 200-meter butterfly in a meet record 1:55.77.

Olivia Smoliga won the 100-meter backstroke in a meet record 58.31.

Kiernan Smith won the 400-meter freestyle in a meet record 3:47.71. He also won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:46.46 on opening day.

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

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lucy Smutny


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, May 16, 2021–Swimming truly is a family affair for Lucy Smutny.

With five siblings (two older brothers, two younger sisters and one older sister) and parents who swam in college, it was inevitable she would grow up around a swimming pool, but she didn’t mind. She loves it.

“Both my parents swam at college so they put my brothers in it and then we all just followed after,” Smutny said. “It’s nice because we can all relate to the daily life and when we’re tired.

“We’re all home schooled and my parents are so happy we all did the same thing. They don’t have to travel across the world to get us to places. It’s really nice.”

And yes, the siblings are competitive.

“Oh, we are competitive,” Smutny said. “No one has killed each other yet. There would be smack talk and that would push the other person to want to go faster. And, surprisingly we are all still living under one roof.

“We used to live on a lake and we would just jump in swimming and racing each other. I think that’s where it all started.”

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown was a challenge for Smutny and her family.

“It was a bit of a struggle at the beginning,” she said. “Swimming always got us out of the house and we were able to do something. Once that stopped we were sitting in the house asking ‘what are we going to do now?’ A few of us would work out together in the garage and we’d go to my grandpa’s pool and swim a little bit so it wasn’t as hard as we thought it would be.”

Twelve years after competing for AquaKids Sharks and South Florida Aquatic Club, Smutny, 18, is headed to the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., where she will continue swimming for the Division III program and study civil engineering. She leaves for college at the end of June.

“I have been around a pool since I was so small,” Smutny said. “My brothers swam forever. I just grew up with it. I have no idea where I would be without swimming.”

Smutny is home schooled. She competed for Cutler Bay’s swim team for three years, where she was team captain two years and qualified for the state meet all three seasons.

“I think I will remember my last state meet as most special to me just because it was the last one,” Smutny said. “I went up there and I didn’t care how I did, I just wanted to have fun because it was my last one.”

Her turning point in swimming came in middle school, she said.

“I had a coach who was really pushing us to do our best,” Smutny said. “I watched my older brothers in the senior group and they talked about finding colleges that had swim teams. I thought, ‘wow, that is awesome, I really hope I can do that one day.’ I think that helped push me forward.”

Smutny also competed in water polo at the end of her junior year. “I just wanted to try it out,” she said. “It was fun.”

But swimming has always been her passion. Her longevity in the sport is a tribute to her coaches, she said.

“The coaches are really good at what they do,” Smutny said. “They always make sure you are doing okay, that you’re not being overworked. They are really understanding. They always want you to do your best. They are also good with communicating with their swimmers. That’s what really got me going and kept me motivated.”

Home schooling has been beneficial for her swimming. “It’s really nice because you can shape everything around your school. It creates free time and you’re not locked down to a schedule. Swimming has helped with time management for everything.

“School was always the priority. Even the coaches stressed how school comes first and we needed to get good grades if we wanted to keep swimming. My parents also stressed education or else there would be consequences.”

Smutny has enjoyed her time with her teammates and swimming in a 6-lane, 25-yard pool on the campus of Westminster Christian School.

“I think I’m going to miss everything honestly,” she said. “I’m sitting there at practices and I can see everything and I really am going to miss it all. There is nothing I can really pinpoint.

“I think I will be emotional because I have grown up with everyone on our side of the team. Leaving them is probably going to stir up a little emotion.”

Smutny is one of 23 graduating seniors who will be honored Sunday, May 23 during Seniors Night in an intimate setting at Academic Village Pool.

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

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Nico Rossi


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, May 13, 2021–For nearly thirteen years at South Florida Aquatic Club, Nicolas Rossi always has a smile on his face.

Rossi had the work ethic, drive and passion for the sport, but more importantly he made swimming fun and was fun to be around on the pool deck.

“He made everyone laugh, he was always a clown, he made me laugh,” said SOFLO age group coach Rose Lockie, who coached him for three years. “Nico is always smiling. How can you get angry at Nico? He is well-liked and a nice kid. He always made it a point to say hello even after he left my group and got older.”

Added Rossi, “As a person, I don’t take much stuff seriously, I like to mess around, but not in a bad way. I like to stay loose and not stress about a lot. I like to bring that out and calm everyone down. If everyone is relaxed around me, I guess it worked.”

Rossi, 18, graduates from American Heritage Plantation High School on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium. He is headed to Florida State this fall but has chosen not to swim collegiately. He is undecided about his major.

“I want to be able to find a passion that I will be able to do happily for the rest of my life,” Rossi said.

“It will be a change not swimming,” Rossi said. “I think I’m going to take a break for a while. But I think I will end up going back to it, it’s been such a big part of my life.”

Rossi said he will miss his teammates the most.

“I will miss the camaraderie and messing around at practice,” Rossi said. “When you swim, for the most part it is an individual sport, so being able to have people who support you and are there whenever you need them is a big thing.

“I don’t remember any bad moments at SOFLO. I had a great time every day I was there. The 13 years, training, sacrifice…100 percent worth it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I think I accomplished everything I wanted to at SOFLO. I don’t have any regrets that really stand out.”

Rossi has been swimming as long as he can remember. His father was also a swimmer. Rossi played football, basketball and baseball but found his niche in swimming. If he wasn’t swimming, he said he would probably be playing wide receiver in football.

“Swimming kind of engaged me more,” Rossi said. “When I was younger I was good at it so the competitiveness was a huge part of it. I liked not having to depend on anyone else and having the pressure being solely on me to do well. I think I always took the sport seriously.”

Despite a few injuries including a shoulder injury during the summer before his junior year, Rossi has been most pleased with his consistency throughout the years.

Thanks to swimming, Rossi was disciplined with his time when it came to both the classroom and training.

“Obviously, if you don’t have any after-school activities you’re going to have six hours out of the day where you just kind of have nothing to do. Swimming gave me something to do and let my energy out.

“It helped me focus on time management outside of school and take control of my life. I learned how to manage the academics along with the athletics. It just really shaped who I am. I wouldn’t be the person I am without having swimming for 13 years. It’s almost like swimming is part of my personality now.”

Rossi is one of 23 graduating seniors who will be honored Sunday, May 23 during Seniors Night in an intimate setting at Academic Village Pool.

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

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Michelle Marinheiro


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, May 10, 2021–In the last twelve years, Michelle Marinheiro not only grew up as a swimmer at South Florida Aquatic Club but as a person.

It was only natural she follow in the footsteps of her older sisters, Marcella and Melissa, both longtime SOFLO swimmers.

“I started swimming at SOFLO because of my two older sisters,” she said. “I was always around there. I would run around the pool deck and people were scared I was going to jump in but my mom would say, ‘it’s okay, she loves the water.’

“I always like to say I was born into it, because I really didn’t have a choice. I remember sleeping on the pool deck when I was little while my mom and sisters were swimming. I found out I could sleep through everything.”

Marinheiro, 18, who graduates from West Broward High School on June 10, forged friendships with coaches and swimmers with memories at SOFLO that will last a lifetime.

Asked what she will miss the most, Marinheiro said “I guess basically everything. SOFLO is like a family. You fight and bicker sometimes, but there are moments where everyone comes together and has your back. I have a lot of memories.”

While living in Brazil, her mother put her in the water when she was 3 months old to make her water-safe. When they were in South Florida for the summer, she started lessons with SOFLO Coach George Mersinger at age 4 1/2. Since then Marinheiro is one of the few swimmers in the program that has worked with every member of the coaching staff.

She played soccer when she was young in Brazil and flag football in eighth grade in South Florida, but swimming became her passion.

“I think when I was with Coach Rose and started getting better I actually thought I could do this,” Michelle said. “When I moved into Travis (Lockie) group I realized I really did enjoy the sport. It wasn’t just something I was put into because of my sisters.”

There were times Marinheiro had her doubts.

“Like any sport, there are some points where you feel like you are doing everything you can, but the results aren’t showing,” she said. “You just have to be patient. I learned that the hard way because I am kind of stubborn.

“Your brain eventually clicks that you can do it. The moment you step back and listen to what your coaches are telling you to do, it will click. They are giving you everything you need to succeed but it’s up to you to use it and make something out of it.

“My advice to the younger kids would be ‘as much as it feels like whatever you are doing is not enough, keep doing it because it does take time to get where you want to be. Take the time that you need and you will get there eventually.'”

After her father passed away, Marinheiro was away from the pool off and on for about five to six months. She came back stronger than ever and knows he is always with her. At Senior Championships she competed in the mile after only two weeks of training.

“My teammates needed the points and I wanted to see what I could do. I was a minute slower but after I finished the event it showed me that I could do it no matter what happens. As long as you try and do what you have to do, the outcome is unlimited. It definitely motivates you.”

Swimming has helped her with everyday life including time management and discipline. If she wasn’t swimming, she said she would be doing performing arts or theater in school.

“Swimming has actually helped me a lot and given me a sense of responsibility,” Marinheiro said. “It helps you understand you have to get things done and prioritize your time. You have to wake up in the morning at 5 a.m. You have practice, then 10 minutes to get ready for school and then after school literally eating in the car before another practice, then homework and going to sleep on time.”

Like her teammates, she managed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown with zoom dryland workouts and some limited training in her grandmother’s community pool before it was closed.

“At first we thought it would be two weeks, a little break to chill but after it hit the third week we were like seriously, we just want to go outside and get back in the pool,” she said. “The zoom drylands were a bit more of normalcy in a situation that wasn’t normal. It started getting better as time progressed.

“When we finally got back in the pool the first day I was flying through the water. The second day I was swimming so slow. It took a while to get back to where I was.”

Marinheiro is undecided about college but said “I am definitely going to keep swimming for a long time. I really do enjoy the sport. I like the feeling of just swimming.”

She’s also been a role model and when needed helps coach young SOFLO swimmers just coming up including Little Dipper Ellie Phan, at 6, the youngest to compete in several local meets. She wrote a card to Marinheiro that touched her heart.

“She said that because of how I helped her that she basically started to love the sport and to me that really hit home,” Marinheiro said fighting back tears. “The fact that you can share your love for the sport with somebody, it’s the best feeling in the world…a really rewarding feeling and it makes me realize why I do love the sport.”

Marinheiro is one of 23 graduating seniors who will be honored Sunday, May 23 during Seniors Night in an intimate setting at Academic Village Pool. “I can’t promise anything, but I will try not to cry,” she said. “I will bring tissues.”

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

SOFLO Swimmers Race Well At Boca Blossoms Closed Invite; Giorgio Rusconi Top SOFLO Finisher


By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, May 8, 2021–Against a competitive field of swimmers from Palm Beach County and Key West, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some good racing at the two-day Boca Blossoms Closed Invite at windy Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

On the second and final day of competition on Saturday, Giorgio Rusconi, 14, won the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:06.69, dropping 0.45. Rusconi was also third in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.74 and tenth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.21.

Carlos Salas, 14, was also among SOFLO’s top boys’ finishers.

Salas was second in the 13-14 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:05.43, dropping 2.60; fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:19.32 and seventh in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:27.57, dropping 3.66.

Pilar Duranti and Sarah Bedoya, 13, were SOFLO’s top girls’ finishers.

Duranti, 13, was sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:22.87, dropping 5.00. She was also eighth in the 200 IM in 2:27.80.

Bedoya was sixth in the 13-14 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:10.78, dropping 1.43. She also had a best time in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:37.94, dropping 1.02.

SOFLO’s Rafael Frable, 14, broke 3 minutes in the 200-yard individual medley for the first time in a lifetime-best 2:47.75, dropping 32.14 off his previous best of 3:19.89. Frable also had best times in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:03.71, dropping 2.66 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:23.22, dropping 0.68.

About 70 percent of SOFLO’s contingent had at least one best time during the two days of racing.

SOFLO headed the field that also included St. Andrew’s Swimming, PAQ and host Boca Raton Swim Team. The meet was capped at 120 swimmers. SOFLO had 33 swimmers (18 boys and 15 girls) entered in 94 individual events.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed including mandatory wearing of masks at the facility.

SATURDAY RESULTS
Mixed 100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Finn Schneider, BRST 54.97, 2. Alexander Taus-Nita, SAS 55.28, 3. Abbie Sargent, FKSC 55.67; SOFLO: 12. Victor Valdiviezo 1:02.34, 14. Pablo Gomez 1:02.73, time drop 2.10, 16. Luke Mercier 1:02.93, time drop 0.40, 17. Rafael Frable 1:03.71, time drop 2.66, 20. Isabella Bartoli 1:06.36, time drop 2.10, 21. Colin Gregory 1:06.45, time drop 0.20, 26. Sophia Genao 1:10.00, time drop 0.70; 15-18, 1. Corley Smith, FKSC 54.33, 2. Cade Needham, FKSC 54.67, 3. Santi Ordonez, SAS 55.90; SOFLO: 10. Mati Eiletz Bottaro 1:02.68, time drop 4.41, 15. Julien Perdigon 1:07.93, time drop 4.53.

Mixed 100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Patrick O’Donnell, FKSC 1:03.73, 2. Carlos Salas, SOFLO 1:05.43, 3. Finn Schneider, BRST 1:08.05; SOFLO: 6. Sarah Bedoya 1:10.78, 7. Victor Valdiviezo 1:11.73, time drop 0.89, 12. Alexander Estevez 1:14.99, time drop 0.51, 13. Siena Ladner 1:15.15, 15. Sophia Genao 1:17.76, time drop 3.50, 16. Cali Harries 1:21.48, 18. Colin Gregory 1:25.32, time drop 3.95; 15-18, 1. Katey Cabral, PAQ 59.81, 2. Bobby Piper, SAS 1:02.77, 3. Daniel Gertsik, SAS 1:03.05.

Mixed 100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Giorgio Rusconi, SOFLO 1:06.69, time drop 0.45, 2. Abbie Sargent, FKSC 1:07.85, 3. Kevin Melo, PAQ 1:15.86, 4. Carlos Salas, SOFLO 1:19.32; SOFLO: 5. Pablo Gomez 1:20.31, time drop 2.89, 6. Pilar Duranti 1:22.87, time drop 5.00, 7. Cali Harries 1:23.19, 8. Rafael Frable 1:23.22, time drop 0.68, 8. Luke Mercier 1:23.95, 15. Sakima Coradin 1:36.26, 19. Colin Gregory 1:45.54, time drop 7.12; 15-18, 1. Corley Smith, FKSC 1:13.71, 2. Nico Gonzalez, SAS 1:15.33, 3. Katey Cabral, PAQ 1:17.11; SOFLO: 8. Mati Eiletz Bottaro 1:23.87, time drop 1.34.

Mixed 100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Alexander Taus-Nita, SAS 1:04.03, 2. Kurt Tatton, SAS 1:07.45, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, SOFLO 1:07.74; SOFLO: 10. Siena Ladner 1:15.79, 11. Alexander Estevez 1:16.43, 13. Isabella Bartoli 1:18.95, time drop 1.07, 15. Sakima Coradin 1:36.34; 15-18, 1. Daniel Gertsik, SAS 59.21, 2. Collin Meadows, BRST 1:00.64, 3. Cade Needham, FKSC 1:02.40.

Mixed 200-yard individual medley:
13-18, 1. Collin Meadows, BRST 2:14.70, 2. Patrick O’Donnell, FKSC 2:15.34, 3. Abbie Sargent, FKSC 2:15.91; SOFLO: 7. Carlos Salas 2:27.57, time drop 3.66, 8. Pilar Duranti 2:27.80, 16. Victor Valdiviezo 2:36.18, time drop 0.98, 21. Sarah Bedoya 2:37.94, time drop 1.02, 24. Cali Harries 2:44.15, 25. Rafael Frable 2:47.75, time drop 32.14, 27. Alexandra Estevez 2:49.55, 28. Isabella Bartoli 2:50.03, time drop 10.45, 33. Sakima Coradin 3:09.04, time drop 6.26

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

Remmele Leads SOFLO On Opening Night Of Boca Blossoms Closed Invite


By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, May 7, 2021–Maximiliano Remmele led South Florida Aquatic Club on opening night of the Boca Blossoms Closed Invite Friday at windswept Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

Remmele, 12, won the 12-and-under 50-yard backstroke in a best time 33.83, dropping 1.97 off his previous best of 35.80.

Remmele was also seventh in the 50-yard butterfly in 37.64 and tenth in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 30.60, dropping 2.09 seconds.

Gabriela Marin, 12, was SOFLO’s top girls’ finisher placing eighth in the 12-and-under 50-yard backstroke in 39.01. She also posted two best times in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:24.93, dropping 1.33 and 50-yard freestyle in 33.08, dropping 0.77.

The meet was delayed by rain but resumed at 7:15 p.m.

SOFLO heads the field that also includes St. Andrew’s Swimming, PAQ and host Boca Raton Swim Team. The meet was capped at 120 swimmers. SOFLO has 33 swimmers (18 boys and 15 girls) entered in 94 individual events.

The meet continues Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for 13-and-overs. Boca Raton Swim Team is live streaming on its Facebook page and YouTube.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed including mandatory wearing of masks at the facility.

FRIDAY RESULTS
Mixed 100-yard individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Sofia Bolivar, SAS 1:09.31, 2. Emma Lewis, BRST 1:11.19, 3. Christian King, SAS 1:13.75; SOFLO: 8. David Valdiviezo 1:17.93, time drop 6.05, 11. Martin Petkov 1:19.95, time drop 0.48, 15. Gabriela Marin 1:24.93, time drop 1.33, 23. David Gonzalez 1:40.90, time drop 3.14, 25. Toma Petkov 1:43.65.

Mixed 50-yard backstroke:
12-and-under, 1. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 33.83, time drop 1.97, 2. Mayah Chouloute, BRST 35.09, 3. Emma Lewis, BRST 35.17; SOFLO: 8. Gabriela Marin 39.01, 10. Dylan McVeigh 40.16, 11. Christie Ann Lumsden 40.40, time drop 5.22, 14. Joanna Valdiviezo 43.36, 15. Kyle Wehn 44.40, time drop 10.03, 18. Nicolas Restrepo 46.72, time drop 3.79, 26. Gabriela Ekht 50.50, time drop 0.07, 27. Sofia Duranti 50.75, time drop 2.94.

Mixed 25-yard-backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Nicholas Carajohn, BRST 23.28, 2. Konrad Laszczak, SAS 24.74, 3. Oscar Troszkiewicz, SAS 24.78.

Mixed 50-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under, 1. Christian King, SAS 37.79, 2. Jack Morrison, BRST 38.15, 3. Lauren Meyer, BRST 38.78; SOFLO: 7. Martin Petkov 42.19, time drop 1.01, 12. Dylan McVeigh 45.68, 23. Toma Petkov 50.56, time drop 2.55, 26. Sofia Duranti 52.08, time drop 5.27, 27. Joanna Valdiviezo 52.34, time drop 2.16, 29. Nicolas Restrepo 54.96, time drop 6.55, 34. David Gonzalez 1:00.20.

Mixed 25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Nicholas Carajohn, BRST 23.28, 2. Konrad Laszczak, SAS 24.74, 2. Oscar Troszkiewicz, SAS 24.78.

Mixed 50-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Lauren Meyer, BRST 32.34, 2. Carmela Coleman, SAS 32.53, 3. Jorge Aguila, SAS 32.78; SOFLO: 6. David Valdiviezo 35.12, time drop 2.02, 7. Maximiliano Remmele 37.64, 9. Christie Ann Lumsden 39.55, time drop 2.91, 11. Kyle Wehn 45.78, time drop 7.49.

Mixed 25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Brooklyn Lewis, SAS 21.42, 2. Theo Goriunov, BRST 21.54, 3. Nicholas Carajohn, BRST 23.28.

Mixed 50-yard freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. Christian King, SAS 27.92, 2. Emma Lewis, BRST 28.13, 3. Carmela Coleman, SAS 28.23; SOFLO: 10. Maximiliano Remmele 30.60, time drop 2.09, 13. Martin Petkov 31.95, time drop 1.34, 17. David Valdiviezo 32.48, time drop 100, 19. Gabriela Marin 33.08, time drop 0.77, 29. Joanna Valdiviezo 37.63, time drop 1.21, 30. Kyle Wehn 38.32, time drop 1.28, 32. David Gonzalez 39.14, time drop 2.70, 38. Sofia Duranti 40.91, time drop 0.11, 40. Nicolas Restrepo 41.69, time drop 0.78, 43. Toma Petkov 42.31.

Mixed 25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Daniel Sigda, SAS 18.68, 2. Ethan Schmidt, SAS 19.96, 3. Nicholas Carajohn, BRST 20.49.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Head To Boca Blossoms Closed Invite This Weekend


By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, May 6, 2021–South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for the Boca Blossoms Closed Invite Friday and Saturday at Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

SOFLO heads the field that also includes St. Andrew’s Swimming, PAQ and host Boca Raton Swim Team. The meet was capped at 120 swimmers.

SOFLO has 33 swimmers (18 boys and 15 girls) entered in 94 individual events.

SOFLO’s contingent includes: Isabella Bartoli, 13; Sarah Bedoya, 13; Sakima Coradin, 14; Pilar Duranti, 13; Sofia Valentina Duranti, 10; Matias Eiletz Bottaro, 15; Gabriela Ekht, 9; Alexandra Estevez, 14; Rafael Frable, 14; Sophia Genao, 14; Pablo Gomez, 14; David Gonzalez, 10; Colin Gregory, 14; Calista Harries, 14; Siena Ladner, 14; Christie Ann Lumsden, 9; Gabriela Marin, 12; Gianna Martin, 10; Mikhel Martin, 12; Dylan McVeigh, 11; Luke Mercier, 14; Julien Perdigon, 15; Martin Petkov, 12; Toma Petkov, 9; Maximilliano Remmele, 12; Valentina Remmele, 9; Nicolas Restrepo, 10; Giorgio Rusconi, 14; Carlos Salas, 14; David Valdiviezo, 11; Joanna Valdiviezo, 9; Victor Valdiviezo, 14; and Kyle Wehn, 11.

The meet is for 12-and-under swimmers Friday night at 6 p.m. and 13-and-overs Saturday morning at 9 a.m. It will be a timed final yards format.

To compete swimmers must have BB times or slower.

Friday events are: 12-and-under mixed 100-yard individual medley; 12-and-under mixed 50-yard backstroke; 8-and-under mixed 25-yard backstroke; 12-and-under mixed 50-yard breaststroke; 8-and-under mixed 25-yard breaststroke; and, after a 10-minute break, 12-and-under mixed 50-yard butterfly; 8-and-under mixed 25-yard butterfly; 12-and-under mixed 50-yard freestyle; and 8-and-under mixed 25-yard freestyle.

Saturday events are: 13-14 mixed 100-yard freestyle; 15-18 mixed 100-yard freestyle; 13-14 mixed 100-yard backstroke; 15-18 mixed 100-yard backstroke; 13-14 mixed 100-yard breaststroke; 15-18 mixed 100-yard breaststroke; and, after a 10-minute break, 13-14 mixed 100-yard butterfly; 15-18 mixed 100-yard butterfly; and 13-18 mixed 200-yard individual medley.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed including mandatory wearing of masks at the facility.

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

Julia Podkoscielny Wins Second Event At UANA Tokyo Qualifier; Alia Atkinson Scratches Second Final


By Sharon Robb
CLERMONT, May 1, 2021—Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swim Team won her second event of the UANA Tokyo Qualifier Saturday at Orlando Health National Training Center.

Podkoscielny, 16, won the 400-meter freestyle in a lifetime-best time 4:20.11, shaving 5.87 seconds off her previous best of 4:25.98. She first bettered her time in prelims in 4:25.31, second fastest qualifying time.

Podkoscielny also was sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:38.51, dropping a whopping 14.57 seconds off her previous best.

On Friday, the U.S. Olympic trials qualifier won her first event, the 400-meter individual medley in 4:47.15.

Podkoscielny has the 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter backstroke left to swim on Sunday, the fourth and final day of the FINA meet.

For the second day, SOFLO’s four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, 32, scratched from a final, the 100-meter butterfly, after qualifying second in morning prelims in 1:01.73. She also scratched from the 100-meter breaststroke final. Atkinson, already qualified for her fifth Olympics, is nursing a quad strain and did not want to risk further injury with two swims in one day.

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.

Venezuela’s Andrea Santander, 19, racing for the first time with SOFLO, finished the 50-meter freestyle in 27.49. She has the 100-meter freestyle to swim on Sunday.

Other Saturday night winners were:

Madelyn Moore, 20, of Bermuda, 50-meter freestyle, 25.95. Moore was named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Year in March.

Mexico national record holder Melissa Rodriguez Villanueva, 26, of Britania Desert Dragons, 200-meter breaststroke, 2:28.49.

Maria Jose Mata Cocco, 27, of Club Libanes Potosino, 100-meter butterfly, 59.66.

Monika Gonzalez Hermosillo, 25, of Mexico, 200-meter individual medley, 2:13.97, new national record.

Gabe Castano, 23, Penn State, 50-meter freestyle, 22.21.

St. Croix native and national record holder Adriel Sanes, 22, Virgin Islands, 200-meter breaststroke, 2:14.45.

Jorge Andres Iga Cesar, 24, Mexico, 100-meter butterfly, 52.84.

Puerto Rico’s Alfonso Mestre, Unattached-Florida, 400-meter freestyle, 3:51.65.

Jose Angel Martinez Gomez, 23, Mexico, 200-meter individual medley, 2:01.46, new national record.

Mexico continues to dominate leading the combined, men’s and women’s team standings. Azura Florida Aquatics is second in all three categories.

Pine Crest, with 41.5 points from Podkoscielny, is fourth among combined teamw with 66.5 points and fourth in the women’s team standings with 61.5.

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 are 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.

Sunday prelims are 9 a.m. and finals 5 p.m. Sunday’s events are: men’s and women’s 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter individual medley.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. Mexico 183, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 154.5, 3. Scarlet Aquatic 74, 4. Pine Crest Swim Team 66.5, 5. Tennessee Aquatics 42, 6. Gator Swim Club 40, 7. tie, Virgin Islands 31, Britania Desert Dragons 31, 9. Aruba 29, 10. Club Libanes Potosino 27, 16. South Florida Aquatic 20, 43. Jamaica 3.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mexico 106, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 86, 3. Gator Swim Club 40, 4. Virgin Islands 31, 5. Dominican Republic 22, 6. Colorado Stars 21, 7. Zacatecas 19, 8. Olympus 17, 9. Aruba 15, 10. Texas A&M 13, 20. Pine Crest 5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mexico 77, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 68.5, 3. Scarlet Aquatic 68, 4. Pine Crest 61.5, 5. Tennessee Aquatics 42, 6. Britania Desert Dragons 31, 7. tie, Montverde 22, Club Libanes Potosino, 22, 9. Bermuda Swim Team 21, 10. South Florida Aquatic Club 20.

WOMEN
50-meter freestyle: 1. Madelyn Moore, Bermuda 25.95, 2. Jeserik Pinto, Venezuela 25.95, 3. Fresh Sathianchokwisan, Bolles 26.01; SOFLO: 22. Andrea Santander 27.49; FGC: 21. Colleen Furgeson, Azura 27.37, 23. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 27.64, 24. Samantha Roberts, Azura 27.71.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Melissa Rodriguez Villanueva, Britania Desert Dragons 2:28.49, 2. Michaela Sierra, Azura 2:34.27, 3. Kristia Jurado, Waterproof Swim Academy 2:35.21; FGC: 4. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 2:36.76, 6. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 2:38.51, time drop 14.57.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Maria Jose Mata Cocco, Club Libanes Potosino 59.66, 2. Athena Meneses Kovacs, Mexico 1:00.60, 3. Addison Reese, Windermere Lakers 1:01.32; FGC: 4. Celina Marquez, Azura 1:02.00, 8. Julimar Avila, Azura 1:02.74, 29. Hanna Elks Smith, Pine Crest 1:10.53.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 4:20.11, time drop, 2. Paige MacEachern, Pine Crest 4:20.59, 3. Kate Hurst, SCAR 4:21.19.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Monika Gonzalez Hermosillo, Mexico 2:13.97, 2. McKenna DeBeverm Tennessee Aquatics 2:16.89, 3. Destiny Nelson Texas Ford Aquatics 2:18.97; FGC: 4. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 2:20.51, 19. Isabella Chambers, Pine Crest 2:32.69, 20. Sophia Perez, Gulliver 2:34.10.

MEN
50-meter freestyle: 1. Gabe Castano, Unattached-PSU 22.21, 2. Matej Dusa, Unattached-Queens 22.59, 3. Alberto Mestre, Azura 22.65; FGC: 14. Stefano Mitchell, Azura 23.37, 15. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 23.53, 19. Kohen Kerr, Azura 23.80, 27. Kerry Ollivierre, Azura 24.14.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Adriel Sanes, Virgin Islands Swimming 2:14.45, 2. Nils Wich-Glasen, Gator Swim Club 2:15.95, 3. Tyler Christianson, Unattached-Irish Aquatics 2:16.58; FGC: 5. Izaak Bastian, Unattached-FSU 2:17.78, 7. Matteo Zampese, Azura 2:20.74, 13. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 2:23.50, 16. Kevin De Grijze, Venezueka 2:25.67, 17. Brandon Moran, Azura 2:27.09; SOFLO: 23. Javier Colmenares 2:30.62

100-meter butterfly: 1. Jorge Andres Iga Cesar, Mexico 52.84, 2. Abbas Qali, Azura 54.45, 3. Alvaro Octavio Ibarra Reyes, Aguascalientes 54.55; FGC: 5. Steven Aimable, Azua 55.14, 9. Gabriel Araya, Azura 55.25, 14. Jayhan Odlum-Smith, Azura 55.62, 15. Yeziel Morales, Azura 56.09, 18. Joey Carbone, St. Andrew’s Swimming 56.42, 24. Diego Balbi, St. Andrew’s Swimming 56.90.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Alfonso Mestre, Unattached-FL 3:51.65, 2. Ricardo Vargas Jacobo, Mexico 3:52.07, 3. Joaquin Vargas, Azura 3:52.18; FGC: 8. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 3:59.11, 14. Noah Mascoll-Gomes, Azura 4:02.71, 29. Max Fermayer, Azura 4:16.30.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Jose Angel Martinez Gomez, Mexico 2:01.46, 2. Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz, Mexico 2:02.45, 3. Patrick Groters, Aruba 2:04.58; SOFLO: 11. Miguel Cancel, Unattached-UF 2:05.02, time drop 0.87; FGC: 25. Kevin De Grijze, Venezuela 2:14.05, 26. Diego Balbi 2:14.98.

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

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart Wins First Event At TYR 18&Under Spring Cup


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, May 1, 2021—Olivia Dinehart came up big on the third night of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

The 16-year-old South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer won the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:37.22, shaving 0.07 off her previous best.

It was her first win of the four-day tournament. She has 49 points in high point. Dinehart was the only Florida Gold Coast girl swimmer to win an event on Day Three.

Dinehart also finished 16th in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:36.75. She went 4:33.65 in prelims. Her entry time was 4:59.27 for yards.

SOFLO teammate Maddie Smutny, 15, was fourth in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:18.05 including a 1:07.29 split at the 100. Smutny was also 17th in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:29.13.

Elena Dinehart, 16, was 11th in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.84. She went 1:07.52 in prelims.

SOFLO girls are tied for fifth place in the team standings with Area Tallahassee with 70 points.

Miguel Sierra, 18, was SOFLO’s top boys finisher placing fifth in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:07.99. He went 2:06.92 in prelims. Sierra was also 18th in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:00.54 and 20th in the 50-meter freestyle in 24.84.

Juan Mora, 16, was eighth in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:27.02.

Dominic Bono, 17, was tenth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:16.99.

SOFLO boys are 11th with 54 points.

The only other Florida Gold Coast swimmer to win was Josh Zuchowski, 17, of FAST in the 100-meter backstroke in 56.12. He was the fastest morning qualifier in 56.72.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition features four host sites across the country, all scheduled through Sunday.

The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

USA Swimming was recently made aware of California Department of Health restrictions that will no longer allow out-of-state teams to compete at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif., location of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup.

Affected teams have the opportunity to attend any of the other three sites at Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa; SwimRVA in Richmond, Va. or Orlando, if they choose. It is the only geographical exemption permitted.

The event is the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

Prelims and finals events are 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday’s events are: 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter individual medley.

The meet is being live streamed on iSWIMTV and will be updated on social media @iSWIMTV.

SATURDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS:

  1. Blue Dolfins 206, 2. Y-Spartaquatics 170, 3. Tampa Elite Aquatics 96, 4. Sarasota Tsunami 73.5, 5. tie, South Florida Aquatic Club 70, Area Tallahassee 70, 7. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 66, 8. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 62, 9. Flying Fish Arizona 57, 10. Highlander Aquatic 54, 27. Jupiter Dragons 1.

WOMEN
200-meter butterfly: 1. Annika McEnroe, Y Spartaquatics 2:15.18, 2. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 2:17.62, 3. Summer Chmielewski, Sarasota Tsunami 2:17.70; SOFLO: 4. Maddie Smutny 2:18.05.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Lexie Mulvihill, Tampa Elite Aquatics 25.82, 2. Eboni McCarty, Unattached-Madison Swimming 26.08, 3. Cambria Semmen, Blue Dolfins 26.30; FGC: 8. Aspen Gersper, St. Andrew’s 26.77.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:37.22, time drop 0.07, 2. Delaney Franklin, Y Spartaquatics 2:38.27, 3. Kelly Wetteland, Prime Aquatics 2:38.98; FGC: 8. Reese Andres, St. Andrew’s Swimming 2:45.10.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Kiley Wilhelm, LTNC 1:02.03, 2. Ella Bathurst, Team Elite 1:02.31, 3. Jordan Agliano, Highlander 1:032.36; SOFLO: 11. Elena Dinehart 1:05.84.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay 4:13.69, 2. Stella Grace Watts, ATAC 4:19.30, 3. Michelle Morgan, PS 4:20.84; FGC: 14. Erin Miller, St. Andrew’s Swimming 4:30.92; SOFLO: 16. Olivia Dinehart 4:36.75, 17. Maddie Smutny 4:29.13.

MEN TEAM TOTALS:

  1. North Carolina Aquatic Club 192, 2. Sarasota Tsunami 114, 3. T2 Aquatics 108, 4. YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim 90, 5. Tampa Bay Aquatics 78, 6. Blue Dolfins 74, 7. Area Tallahassee 62, 8. Flying Fish Arizona 59, 9. Unattached SPA 56, 10. Carpet Capital 55, 11. South Florida Aquatic Club 54, 12. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 41, 15. North Palm Beach 31, 22. FAST 26, 25. Hurricane Aquatics 20, 32. Miami Country Day 13.
    MEN
    200-meter butterfly: 1. Mason Laur, T2 Aquatics 2:00.95, 2. Davis Hanley, Blue Dolfins 2:03.58, 3. Matthew Ross, Tampa Bay 2:04.64; SOFLO: 5. Miguel Sierra 2:07.99.

50-meter freestyle: 1. John Alexy, Unattached-Somerset Hills YMCA 22.90, 2. Samuel Hoover, NCAC 23.22, 3. Maximilian Zum Tobel, St. Andrew’s Swimming 23.35; FGC: 4. Varis Monroe, NPB 23.49, 7. Ryan Nordheim, St. Andrew’s Swimming 23.91, 11. Noah Sipowski, FAST 23.92, 15. Michael Fernandez, St. Andrew’s Swimming 24.63; SOFLO: 20. Miguel Sierra 24.84.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Matthew Fallon, Unattached 2:11.33, 2. Peter Bretzmann, NCAC 2:17.20, 3. Henry Bethel, CCAC 2:20.21; FGC: 6. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:22.74; SOFLO: 8. Juan Mora 2:27.02.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 56.12, 2. John Alexy, Unattached 56.30, 3. Hayden Kwan, USC 56.89; FGC: 14. Ryan Nordheim, St. Andrew’s Swimming 1:00.22, 20. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:02.43; SOFLO: 18. Miguel Sierra 1:00.54.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Samuel Hoover, NCAC 4:05.23, 2. Jake Mason, ENSW 4:06.04, 3. Hubert Huang, T2 4:06.57; FGC: 9. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise 4:10.66; SOFLO: 10. Dominic Bono 4:16.99.

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

Olivia Dinehart, Miguel Sierra Top SOFLO Finishers On Day Two Of TYR 18&Under Spring Cup


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, April 30, 2021—Olivia Dinehart and Miguel Sierra were top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club in the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup Friday at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Dinehart, 16, was fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:14.24. Dinehart was also sixth in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:03.91.

Sierra, 18, was fourth in the 100-meter butterfly in 56.09.

SOFLO’s Juan Mora won the “B” final in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:05.54.

Maddie Smutny, 15, was second in the “C” final of the 200-meter freestyle in 2:07.40. Elena Dinehart, 16, was fourth in the “C” final in 2:08.11.

Smutny was also third in the “C” final of the 100-meter butterfly in 1:04.99.

Dominic Bono, 17, was fourth in the “B” final in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:41.71.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition features four host sites across the country, all scheduled from Thursday through Sunday.

The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

USA Swimming was recently made aware of California Department of Health restrictions that will no longer allow out-of-state teams to compete at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif., location of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup.

Affected teams have the opportunity to attend any of the other three sites at Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa; SwimRVA in Richmond, Va. or Orlando, if they choose. It is the only geographical exemption permitted.

The event is the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

Prelims and finals events are Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday’s events are: 200-meter butterfly, 50-meter freestyle, 200-meter breaststroke, 100-meter backstroke and 400-meter freestyle.

The meet is being live streamed on iSWIMTV and will be updated on social media @iSWIMTV.

FRIDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Blue Dolfins 96, 2. Y-Spartaquatics 83, 3. Tampa Elite 52, 4. Flying Fish Arizona 45, 5. Area Tallahassee 42, 6. St. Andrew’s 37, 10. South Florida Aquatic Club 29, 20. Jupiter 15.

WOMEN
200-meter freestyle:

  1. Summer Cardwell, TBAC 2:00.88, 2. Sara Stotler, PSA 2:01.60, 3. Micayla Cronk, BD 2:02.08; FGC: 9. Aspen Gersper, SAS 2:07.06, 11. Erin Miller, SAS 2:07.60, SOFLO: 18. Maddie Smutny 2:07.40, 20. Elena Dinehart 2:08.11.

100-meter breaststroke:

  1. Kelly Wetteland, PA 1:11.96, 2. Delaney Franklin, YSSC 1:13.25, 3. Ella Bathurst, TEAM 1:13.37; SOFLO: 4. Olivia Dinehart 1:14.24; FGC: 11. Reese Andres, SAS 1:16.86.

100-meter butterfly:

  1. Sara Stotler, PSA 59.58, 2. Jordan Agliano, HIGH 1:00.22, 3. Kiley Wilhelm, LTNC 1:00.26; SOFLO: 19. Maddie Smutny 1:04.99; FGC: 4. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:00.48, 14. Aspen Gersper, SAS 1:03.81.

400-meter individual medley:

  1. Sumner Chmielewski, SRQ 4:55.71, 2. Hayden Penny, YSSC 4:59.99, 3. Paige Housman, FAST 5:00.58; SOFLO: 6. Olivia Dinehart 5:03.91; FGC: 9. Erin Miller, SAS 5:07.27.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina Aquatic Club 94, 2. T2 Aquatics 66, 3. Area Tallahassee 50, 4. Blue Dolfins 44, 5. Sarasota Tsunami 40, 11. South Florida Aquatic Club 29, 15. North Palm Beach 16, 22. Miami Country Day 13, 25. St. Andrew’s 8, 26. Hurricane Aquatics 7.

MEN
200-meter freestyle:

  1. Samuel Hoover, NCAC 1:51.05, 2. Roman Valdez, CCAC 1:51.98, 3. Varis Monroe, NPB 1:53.39; FGC: 17. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:57.49.

100-meter breaststroke:

  1. Matthew Fallon, Unattached 1:01.57, 2. Henry Bethel, CCAC 1:02.00, 3. Luke Shourds, RACE 1:03.40; SOFLO: 9. Juan Mora 1:05.54; FGC: 10. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:05.69, 11. Dylan Smiley MCDA 1:06.84, 15. Maximilian Zum Tobel, SAS 1:08.52.

100-meter butterfly:

  1. Holden Smith, RPC 54.79, 2. Mason Laur, T2 55.28, 3. Davis Hanley, BD 55.79; SOFLO: 4. Miguel Sierra 56.09; FGC: 10. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 57.49, 11. Ryan Nordheim, SAS 57.54.

400-meter individual medley:

  1. Jay Baker, NCAC 4:24.72, 2. Peter Bretzmann, NCAC 4:25.46, 3. Matthew Fallon, Unattached 4:25.67; SOFLO: 12. Dominic Bono 4:41.71.

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