TYR OCTOBER BOY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Michael Barber


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, December 4, 2022—Michael Barber is looking forward to the Dec. 8-11 Speedo Winter Championships in Plantation.

The 10-year-old fifth grader at Gator Run Elementary School in Weston is qualified in six events: 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, 50 and 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke.

After some great training with his Asteroids teammates and Coach Luis Soler, he’s looking to improve and drop time. It also helps that he loves swimming fast.

“When I move through the water I feel really fast,” Barber said. “I’m not the best runner, not the best thrower, but I’m pretty good at swimming. I’m happy I started swimming, it calls to me.”

Barber has been swimming for five years. His dad Dave, a former swimmer, first signed him up for summer and winter league teams in South Carolina, where the family was living at the time. He also competed in football and soccer leagues but found his niche in swimming. He loves scuba diving and snorkeling. At age 9, he got certified for scuba diving in three days.

“It helps getting a workout in five or six days a week,” Barber said. “I like that, it gives me something to do on the weekends and week days when I don’t have anything to do. You have to come to practice every day and put the work in to do good. When I’m in the pool I’m thinking about my technique and going fast. I really like swimming fast.”

Barber loves working with Coach Luis. “He’s a good coach,” Barber said. “He helps your development and knows exactly what’s going on. He’s working with me the most on my backstroke. My teammates have been really supportive, too.

“SOFLO is a hard-working team that has good coaches, good swimmers and good community,” Barber said. “I do like SOFLO a lot.”

Barber said his best meet so far has been this past summer’s BB Championships where he earned JO cuts for his first JO meet. “I went really, really fast…faster than I’ve ever gone before.”

Soler enjoys working with Barber and watching his progress.

“He is a great kid,” Soler said. “He works hard and is a rule follower. I have been coaching him for a few seasons now and he has consistently gotten better every season. I’m looking forward to seeing how well he is going to do at Winter Champs.”

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack. Barber joins SOFLO teammates Lincoln Callaway Coy (September), Jacob Jones (August), Ethan Hall (July), Adrian Rendon (June), Niccolo Miccolis (May), Alex Golding (April), Guillermo Mantilla (March), Tristan Dons (February) and Hashan Ekanayake (January) as 2022 TYR Swimmers of the Month.

SOFLO sponsor TYR 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.

Among its male-sponsored athletes are 2020 Olympians Michael Andrew, Tom Shields, Nic Fink, Townley Haas, Bobby Finke, Patrick Callan, Hunter Armstrong, Brooks Curry, Zack Harting and Jordan Wilimovsky and other elite swimmers Matt Grevers, Maxime Rooney, Nick Albiero, Jacob Pebley, Coleman Stewart, Justin Ress, David Curtiss, Charlie Clark and Ryan Lochte.

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

Katie Ledecky Wins Fourth Event On Final Day Of Toyota U.S. Open Swimming Championships


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., December 3, 2022—Katie Ledecky of Gator Swim Club won her fourth and final event Saturday night at the Toyota U.S. Open Swimming Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

The Olympian ended her 2022 long course season successfully with a win in the 1500-meter freestyle in 15:44.13 to add to her wins in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles.

During the summer Ledecky, a grad assistant at University of Florida, won world titles in the 400, 800 and 1500 freestyles in Budapest.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Julio Horrego finished his U.S. Open swims with a 22nd place in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:20.05. The 24-year-old 2020 Honduran Olympian finished with three long course swims in the meet. He will now turn his focus to the Dec. 13-18 World Short Course Championships in Australia.

Erika Pelaez, 16, of Eagle Aquatics finished her U.S. Open with a fifth place finish in the 100-meter freestyle in 55.80. Her best finish in her four events was second in the 50 freestyle in a best time and Olympic Trials cut time of 25.29. She also earned 18-and-under national champion in the event. She finished with 58.5 points.

Eagle Aquatics teammate Kaii Winkler, 16, finished sixth in the 100-meter freestyle in a best time 49.45 earning him 18-and-under national champion honors in the event. It was his second final of the meet.

WOMEN
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Katie Ledecky, GSC 15:44.13, 2. Beatriz Dizotti, Brazil 16:18.40, 3. Michaela Morris, SYS 16:34.75.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Regan Smith, SUN 2:05.28, U.S. Open record, 2. Summer McIntosh, SYS/Canada 2:07.15, 3. Josephine Fuller, TENN 2:09.77, 9. Emma Weyant, UN 2:14.52.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Gabi Albiero, LOU 54.90, 2. Beata Nelson, WA 54.94, 3. Camille Spink, NCAP 55.47, 5. Erika Pelaez, EA 55.80, 7. Addison Sauickie, SYS 56.09.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Gillian Davey, UKY 2:27.06, 2. Mona McSharry, Ireland 2:27.59, 3. Ashleigh Oberekar, NSW 2:28.34, 15. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:35.05.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Regan Smith, SUN 2:07.30, 2. Lindsay Looney, UN 2:10.25, 3. Charlotte Hook, STAN 2:10.64.

MEN
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Alfonso Mestre, Florida/Venezuela 15:16.51, national record, 2. Padro Farias, Brazil 15:20.12, 3. Eric Brown, Florida 15:26.67.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Daniel Diehl, CUY 1:56.41, 2. Nico Garcia, VT 1:59.49, 3. Baylor Nelson, TAM 2:00.98.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Andrej Barna, CARD 48.45, 2. Josh Liendo, Florida 48.97, 3. Matt King, UVA 49.05, 6. Kaii Winkle, EA 49.45.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Aleksas Savickas, Florida 2:09.68, 2. Chase Kalisz, SUN 2:10.10, 3. Lyubomir Epitropov, TENN 2:11.74.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Nicolas Albiero, CARD, 1:56.32, 2. Zach Harting, CARD 1:57.06, 3. Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz, AGS 1:59.63.

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

Barber, Barrizonte, Naranjo Lead SOFLO At Santa Claus Holiday Sprint Invitational


By Sharon Robb
WEST PALM BEACH, December 3, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club got in some nice swims and huge time drops at the Santa Claus Holiday Sprint Invitational Saturday at Lake Lytal Aquatic Center.

Molly Barber, 7, won three events and finished second in another and had three time drops.

Barber won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:41.13; 25-yard breaststroke in 26.84 dropping 1.79 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:55.09 dropping an impressive 7.42 seconds off her previous best. She was also second in the 25-yard backstroke in 23.70 dropping 0.18. Barber scored 22 points.

Maya Barrizonte, 8, won the 25-yard butterfly in 21.20 and was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 39.67 dropping 1.33. She was also fourth in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard individual medley. Barrizonte scored 23 points.

Sarah Naranjo, 8, won the 25-yard freestyle in 20.42 dropping 2.54. She also had two thirds with best times with 3.16 and 3.65 time drops and one fourth place finish. She scored 16 points.

Thiago Mantilla, 6, with three runner-up finishes and one third place; Andres Gomez, 7, with three second places, one third place and one time drop; Gregory Miralles, 8, with one second place, one fourth, two sixths and one time drop; and Mateo Naranjo, 8, with one third place, one fifth, one seventh and three time drops led the SOFLO boys.

SOFLO had 16 swimmers compete in 63 individual events.

In addition to SOFLO, other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Wahoos of Wellington, Martin County, North Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter Dragons, FAST, Tsunamis Swim Team, Indian River and host Lake Lytal Lightning.

GIRLS
25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 18.11; 7-8, 1. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 20.42, time drop 2.54.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 21.25; 7-8, 1. Scarlett Burgess, JUP 16.79; SOFLO: 2. Molly Barber 23.70.

50-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 42.76; 7, 1. Callie Bevilacqua, NPB 45.65; 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 38.72, 2. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 39.67, time drop 1.33, 3. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 43.22, time drop 3.16; SOFLO: 4. Victoria Colmenares 43.75.

50-yard backstroke: 7, 1. Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 53.02, 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 44.07.

100-yard freestyle: 7, 1. Molly Barber, SOFLO 1:41.13, 2. Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 1:48.38, 3. Natalee Thrasher, TSU 2:0164; 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 1:27.46; SOFLO: 4. Maya Barrizonte 1:39.41, time drop 5.93, 5. Victoria Colmenares 1:44.67, time drop 8.42.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Sunrise Hahn. JUP 33.79; 7-8, 1. Molly Barber, SOFLO 26.84, time drop 1.79; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Naranjo 31.36.

50-yard breaststroke: 7, 1. Callie Bevilacqua, NPB 55.52; 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 48.31; SOFLO: 3. Victoria Colmenares 58.04.

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 23.87; 7-8, 1. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 21.20.

50-yard butterfly: 7, 1. Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 16.55; 8, 1. Isabella Tuttle, RATS 49.60.

100-yard individual medley: 7, 1. Molly Barber, SOFLO 1:55.09, time drop 7.42; 8, 1. McKenna Coddington, RATS 1:40.15; SOFLO: 2. Victoria Colmenares 1:54.28, time drop 5.18, 3. Sarah Naranjo 1:58.78, time drop 3.65, 4. Maya Barrizonte 2:01.14.

BOYS
25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 23.72, 2. Vitor Megathlin, WOW 23.77, 3. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 29.52; 7-8, 1. Rylan Helmes, FAST 18.37; SOFLO: 3. Mateo Naranjo 18.97, time drop 1.26, 4. Gregory Miralles 19.10, 8. David Mendoza 20.49.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Vitor Megathlin, WOW 27.61, 2. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 28.67; 7-8, 1. Grant Hurley, WOW 21.06.

50-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 52.89; 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 37.63, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 44.32; 8, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 36.32; SOFLO: 5. Mateo Naranjo 43.20, time drop 5.07, 9. David Mendoza 47.73.

50-yard backstroke: 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 48.29, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 53.47, time drop 0.05; 8, 1. Vincent Euseppi, NPB 46.88.

100-yard freestye: 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 1:40.89, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 1:51.72; 8, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 1:21.93.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 30.28, 2. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 33.79; 7-8, 1. Cole Robinson, JUP 26.67; SOFLO: 2. Gregory Miralles 26.92, time drop 0.23, 7. Mateo Narnjo 29.86, time drop 1.89, 9. David Mendoza 31.18.

50-yard breaststroke: 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 1:00.23; SOFLO: 3. Andres Gomez 1:08.27; 8, 1. Max Brodbeck, NPB 49.81.

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Vitor Megathlin, WOW 30.13, 2. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 30.66; 7-8, 1. Jack Banfe, JUP 25.34; SOFLO: 6. Gregory Miralles 27.86, 7. David Mendoza 29.75.

50-yard butterfly: 8, 1. Vincent Euseppi, NPb 50.38.

100-yard individual medley: 7, 1. Roman Euseppi, NPB 2:14.32; 8, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 1:37.02; SOFLO: 6. Gregory Miralles 1:59.74.

HIGH POINT AWARDS
GIRLS

6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 44.
7-year-olds, 1. tie, Callie Bevilacqua, NPB 40 and Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 40, 3. Molly Barber, SOFLO 35.
8-year-olds, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 44, 4. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 30, 5. Maya Barrizonte, OFLO 23.
BOYS
6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 41, 3. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 35.
7-year-olds, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 44, 3. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 35.
8-year-olds, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 42.

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

McIntosh Breaks Junior World Record; Winkler Wins B Final; SOFLO’s Horrego Sixth In B Final At Toyota U.S. Open Swimming Championships


By Sharon Robb

GREENSBORO, N.C., December 2, 2022—Julio Horrego of South Florida Aquatic Club finished sixth in the B final of the 100-meter breaststroke Friday night at the Toyota U.S. Open Swimming Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

The 24-year-old 2020 Honduran Olympian got in two long course races for the day. Swimming in Lane 6, he was third at the turn just 0.08 off the leader and finished in 1:03.05. He was 12th in prelims in 1:02.81, the fastest he has been in a while in long course.

Horrego is using the meet as a tuneup for the Dec. 13-18 World Short Course Championships in Australia.

Erika Pelaez, 16, of Eagle Aquatics was fourth in the 100-meter butterfly in 59.51, off her best time of 59.23. She went 1:00.02 in prelims. She was seventh in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.64 after going 1:00.95 in prelims.

Eagle Aquatics teammate Kaii Winkler, 16, won the B final in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:50.26, just off his best time of 1:50.07. He was 11th in prelims in 1:50.97. Winkler, a member of the U.S. junior national team, is coming off an outstanding short course season. “He’s going to be a good one,” said veteran announcer Rowdy Gaines.

Earlier in the meet, Winkler was 32nd in the 200 IM in 2:07.71 and 17th in the 50 freestyle in 22.82. He has the 100 freestyle left to swim on Saturday.

In other highlights:

400 IM: Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh, 16, set a world junior record of 4:28.61, third fastest performance of all time. She pulled away on the opening butterfly leg in 59.40. After the backstroke at 2:08.82, she was on world record pace and then leveled off in the breaststroke and cruised to the win. She was one of five teenagers 17-and-under in the final. “It’s still pretty early on in season so I didn’t know what to expect,” McIntosh said. “It was my first race of the long course season. I’m really happy with it.”

200 freestyle: Olympian Katie Ledecky of Gator Swim Club had an off night and Erin Gemmell nipping at her heels, but still managed to win her third event of the meet in 1:57.70. She also won the 800 and 400 and has the 1500 left to swim.

The four-day meet, which ends on Saturday, has attracted both U.S. and international swimmers and has been one of the most competitive. The finals are being televised by NBC Peacock with Rowdy Gaines calling the action.

WOMEN

400-meter individual medley: 1. Summer McIntosh, Canada/Sarasota Sharks 4:28.61, WJR, meet record; 2. Emma Weyant, UN 4:41.85, 3. Kathryn Hazle, NCA 4:47.56, 6. Michaela Mattes, SYS 4:51.65, 11. Gracie Weyant, SYS 4:50.69.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Regan Smith, SUN 57.65, 2. Beata Nelson, WA 58.93, 3. Gabi Albiero, LOU 59.06, 4. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 59.51.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Katie Ledecky, GSC 1:56.74, 2. Erin Gemmell, NCAP 1:57.16, 3. Addison Sauickie, SYS 1:59.76.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Mona McSharry, IRE 1:07.06, 2. Kaelyn Gridley, DUKE 1:08.46, 3. Ana Carolina Veira, BRA 1:08.50.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Regan Smith, SUN 57.95, 2. Katharine Berkoff, NCS 59.87, 3. Josephine Fuller, TENN 1:00.00.

MEN

400-meter individual medley: 1. Chase Kalisz, SUN 4:10.09, meet record, 2. Baylor Nelson, TAM 4:18.38, 3. Landon Driggers, TENN 4:20.85.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Zach Harting, CARD 51.99, 2. Luke Miller, NCS 52.38, 3. Nicolas Albiero, CARD 52.51.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Jake Mitchell, Florida 1:48.22, 2. Guilherme Costa, Brazil 1:48.79, 3. Zane Grothe, BCH 1:49.12.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Aleksas Savickas, Florida 1:00.54, 2. Lyubomir Epitropov, Tennessee 1:00.94, 3. Reid Mikuta, AU 1:00.96.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Daniel Diehl, CUY 53.07, 2. Evangelos Makrygiannis, UN 54.41, 3. Tommy Janton, ND 54.96.

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

SOFLO Among Teams At Santa Claus Holiday Sprint Invitational Saturday At Lake Lytal


By Sharon Robb
WEST PALM BEACH, December 1, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club’s young up-and-coming swimmers will compete at the annual Santa Claus Holiday Sprint Invitational Saturday at Lake Lytal Aquatic Center.

SOFLO has 16 swimmers competing in 63 individual events.

Gregory Miralles, 8, is seeded first in the 7-8 25-yard freestyle in 18.84 and 25-yard breaststroke in 27.15.

Maya Barrizonte, 8, is top seed in the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in 20.59.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are: Molly Barber, 7; Mason Barrizonte, 9; Lincoln Callaway Coy, 9; Victoria Colmenares, 8; Andres Gomez, 7; Camila Juanes, 10; Thiago Mantilla, 6; Daniel Mantjos, 11; David Mendoza, 8; Lilith Napoles, 9; Mateo Naranjo, 8; Sarah Naranjo, 8; Christopher Pozo, 8; and Mattias Tejada, 11.

In addition to SOFLO, other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Wahoos of Wellington, Martin County, North Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter Dragons, FAST, Tsunamis Swim Team, RATS and host Lake Lytal Lightning.

Each of the three meet sessions were capped at 225 swimmers. Admission is $5. Meet programs are available for free online or on Meet Mobile.

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

TYR OCTOBER GIRL SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Isabella Callaway Coy


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, November 29, 2022–Isabella Callaway Coy is a self-starter when it comes to her motivation in swimming.

“I think I’m motivated to work hard,” Callaway Coy said. “I want to get on to Silver, that’s my goal right now.”

Callaway Coy, 13, a home schooler in seventh and eighth grade courses, is a member of the Senior Development Group. She is constantly striving to improve at practice and swim meets.

“Isabella is by far one of my most motivated swimmers,” said her coach Kenzy Green. “She’s committed to getting better and always tries to do everything right and pushes herself. She even asked me if she could move from the B group to the A group because she just really wants to get better.”

At her most recent meet, the Nov. 18-19 SOFLO Last Chance Meet at Academic Village Pool, Callaway Coy had five time drops in six events she competed in. She dropped 14.92 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle; 1.75 in the 100-yard breaststroke; 1.93 in the 200-yard individual medley; 3.39 in the 200-yard breaststroke; and 0.71 in the 500-yard freestyle.

Callaway Coy started swimming when she was 5. She first took Swim America lessons at Coral Springs Aquatic Center. She then joined her neighborhood recreational league team Margate Motion when she was 8. At 11 she took a long break when her family went on a cross country road trip. The family then went to Cape Canaveral where her father was deployed for the Air Force. Her family returned to Pembroke Pines where she started swimming with SOFLO in April.

“I was excited to get back to swimming,” Callaway Coy said. “At first it was hard since it was a USA Swimming team. Then it got easier and now I really love it.”

Callaway Coy loves being around her teammates and coaches.

“I like going to see my friends and swimming with them and seeing myself improve,” she said. “I’d like to thank Coach George, Coach Jack and Coach Kenzy. They help me a lot.

“I am competitive. I like competing and it relaxes my mind.”

Callaway Coy is currently training for the Dec. 16-18 Holiday Champs at Sunrise which she has qualified for. She is close to qualifying for the Dec. 8-11 Winter Championships at Plantation.

During her break from swimming, Callaway Coy competed in track and field for the South Florida Heat. She ran the half mile, mile and two-mile relay which helped her get into shape for swimming. She also likes to do art (painting and drawing) and playing guitar. “Since I home school it gives me time to do lots of things,” Callaway Coy said.

Her goals for the future include moving up the ladder of the various SOFLO team groups, swimming in high school and earning a college scholarship.

“She’s always excited to see the practice and finds the good things in every tough practice instead of hyperfocusing on the pain and difficulty of a set,” Green said. “She’s a great team player and lifts those around her up with her positive attitude. I’m excited to see where the rest of the year takes her.”

Callaway Coy is the second member of her family to earn TYR Swimmer of the Month honors. Her brother Lincoln was the September TYR Boy Swimmer of the Month.

Cristina Calloway Coy, a masters swimmer and mother of three swimmers, loves having all her kids in one sport.

“I think about parents that are going and dropping one off to gymnastics, another at soccer and another at swimming and I think how do you survive that?” she said.

“I am very glad that all three of my kids like swimming and I do, too. It makes it easy we all do one thing. I love watching them swim, practice, dive off the blocks and see them getting better and better. With dedication in this sport and good coaching, kids can achieve their goals and that’s encouraging to see.

“This is something you can do until you’re 95, it’s something you can do to stay healthy,” Cristina added. “It sets the bar for health whether you keep competing or not.”

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack. Callaway Coy joins SOFLO teammates Jianna Amores (September), Carolina Carrera (August), Lydia Smutny (July), Amber Connor (June), Eva Ortiz (May), Sally Golding (April), Natalie Gembicki (March), Sofia Lugo (February) and Valentina Remmele (January) as 2022 Swimmers of the Month.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is a USA 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. Among its female-sponsored athletes are ESPY Sportswoman of the Year Katie Ledecky, 2020 Olympians Simone Manuel, Lilly King, Annie Lazor, Ashley Twichell and other elite swimmers Melanie Margalis, Molly Hannis and Kelsi Dahlia.

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

SOFLO’s Julio Horrego Among Field For Toyota U.S. Open Swimming Championships


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., November 28, 2022—Julio Horrego of South Florida Aquatic Club will compete in the Toyota U.S. Open Swimming Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday.

Horrego, 24, a 2020 Honduran Olympian and national record holder, will compete in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke against strong fields in the long course meet. The 100 is Friday and 200 breaststroke on Saturday.

Horrego is seeded fifth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.18. Ireland’s Darragh Greene is seeded first in 59.76 followed by Bulgarian national record holder Lyubomir Epitropov of University of Tennessee, 1:00.32; AJ Pouch of Virginia Tech, 1:00.85; and Reid Mikuta of Auburn University, 1:00.92.

Horrego is seeded tenth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:16.40. Pouch is seeded first in 2:09.07.

The four-day meet has attracted both U.S. and international swimmers and expected to be one of the most competitive with some great rivalries.

University of Florida grad assistant Katie Ledecky will compete in the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle. She will have a rematch against Canadian 15-year-old Summer McIntosh in the 400. McIntosh, who trains with the Sarasota Sharks, knocked off Ledecky in the World Cup in Toronto.

Among other top swimmers entered are Regan Smith, Chase Kalisz, Baylor Nelson, Erin Gemmel, Emma Weyant, Leah Hayes, Abbey Weitzeil, Katharine Berkoff, Jake Mitchell, Josh Liendo, Guilherme Costa and Mona McSharry.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Dominate TYR SOFLO Last Chance Meet; Lumsden, Villamil, Petkov, Vallmitjana High Point Winners


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, November 21, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated the two-day TYR SOFLO Last Chance Meet at Academic Village Pool.

Four SOFLO swimmers earned high point awards. They were:

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, with 2,846 points followed by teammate Valentina Remmele, 10, second with 1,597 and Amber Connor fourth with 1,490.

Toma Petkov, 10, with 2,156 points followed by Michael Barber, 10, third with 1,665 and Luis Escobar, 10, fifth with 1,586.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, with 3,477 points followed by Joshua Menezes, 13, third with 1,796; Justin Campos, 14, fourth with 1,691; and Jose Rincon, 14, fifth with 1,608.

Ana Villamil, 17, with 1,887 points followed by Gabriella DeLuna, 16, (second) with 1,857 and Michelle Marinheiro, 20, (fifth) with 1,300.

Among SOFLO winners were:
Michelle Marinheiro, 20, 200 butterfly 2:09.32.
Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, 50 freestyle, 29.38, time drop 0.06; 100 breaststroke 1:21.23, time drop 0.22; 100 freestyle 1:02.19, time drop 1.18.
Mackenzie McPherson, 13, 200 backstroke, 2:21.67, time drop; 100 backstroke 1:07.73.
Carley Kaplan, 14, 100 breaststroke 1:13.60; 200 breaststroke 2:37.63, time drop 1.46.
Gabriella DeLuna, 16, 100 breaststroke 1:08.85, time drop 0.16.
Karen Iino, 10, 200 IM, 3:09.20.
Ellie Jackson, 11, 200 IM 2:31.08, time drop 6.24; 100 backstroke 1:08.20, time drop 3.10.
Ana Villamil, 17, 100 freestyle 53.64, time drop 0.93; 100 backstroke 1:01.07, time drop 3.41.
Laila Harran, 12, 100 butterfly 1:03.75, time drop 1.26.
Sarah Vasquez, 14, 100 butterfly 1:07.04, time drop 0.09.
Javier Colmenares, 16, 200 freestyle 1:45.30; 100 butterfly 51.97, time drop 0.92.
Juan Vallmitjana, 13, 50 freestyle 24.09; 100 butterfly 58.57.
David Valdiviezo, 13, 200 backstroke 2:18.58.
Ricardo Roche, 23, 200 backstroke 1:49.76, time drop 4.70; 100 backstroke 50.79, time drop 1.69.
Toma Petkov, 10, 100 breaststroke 1:29.46.
Manuel Melendez, 19, 100 breaststroke 58.01.
Luis Escobar, 10, 100 freestyle 1:12.73, time drop 2.23.
Derek Hau, 15, 200 breaststroke 2:15.92.

There were some impressive time drops by SOFLO swimmers:

Danielle Brancati, 12, 200 backstroke, 2:45.11, 5.17 time drop.
Saree Young, 13, 200 backstroke, 2:22.26, 11.42 time drop.
Ellie Jackson, 11, 200 IM, 2:31.08, 6.24 time drop.
Luis Escobar, 10, 200 IM 2:58.24, time drop 7.24.

A field of 19 teams and 729 swimmers, making it the second largest meet in club history, competed in the Last Chance and Holiday Classic Meets. Host SOFLO had the largest contingent of swimmers with 192.

Other teams entered were: Atlantis Swimming Club, Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Boca Raton Swim Team, Bravo Swim Team, College of the Florida Keys, Eagle Aquatics, Florida Keys Swim Club, Gulliver, Heritage Aquatic Team, Hialeah, Metro Aquatics, Miami Swimming, Midtown Weston, Olympus, Plantation Swim Team, Speed World Swimming, Swim Fort Lauderdale and SwimFast.

GIRLS HIGH POINT
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO, 2,846, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO, 1,597, 3. Arina Nedialko, BRAVO, 1,507, 4. Amber Connor, SOFLO, 1,490, 5. Luna Varela, MAC, 1,470; SOFLO: 6. Gabriela Ekht, 1,259, 8. Zoe Miralles, 1,115, 11. Stephania Dmitrova, 986.
11-12, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA, 3,822, 2. Yurika Duardo, BM, 2,570, 3. Sophie Szutkowski, SOFLO, 2,317, 4. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO, 2,062, 5. Avery Wright, SF 1,898; SOFLO: 12. Laila Harran 1,237.
13-14, 1. Madison Aguero, BRV, 2,042, 2. Carley Kaplan, SOFLO, 1,758, 3. Emma Sierra-Soderman, EA, 1,624, 4. Elizabeth Lisitsyn, BRV, 1,536, 5. Emma Lewis, BR, 1,478; SOFLO: 8. Sofia Gomez 1,286, 11. Saree Young 1,155, 12. Sarah Vasquez 951.
15-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, SOFLO, 1,887, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO, 1,857, 3. Adriana Roldan, GSC, 1,622, 4. Mariana Cote, MWA, 1,377, 5. Michele Marinheiro, SOFLO, 1,300; SOFLO: 6. Amelie Bicerne, 1,261, 8. Cali Harries, 1,213, 12. Genesis Escobar 1,055.
BOYS HIGH POINT
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO, 2,156, 2. Janiel Espinosa, SwimFast, 1,826, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO, 1,665, 4. Brandon Infante, Blue Marlins, 1,626, 5. Luis Escobar, SOFLO, 1,586; SOFLO: 9. Niccolo Miccolis, 1,237, 11. Gabriel Ferrer, 1,187.
11-12, 1. Mikhail Cherepanov, BRAV, 2,716, 2. Alexander Diaz, MWA, 2,710, 3. George Gerasim, EA, 2,306, 4. Noah Mejias, SOFLO, 2,162, 5. Alec DeAngulo, MS, 2,122; SOFLO: 9. Eric Ferrer, 1,338, 11. Ethan Hall 1,299, 12. Alexander Ross 1,261.
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 3,477, 2. Chris DeAngulo, MS 1,868, 3. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 1,796, 4. Justin Campos, SOFLO 1,691, 5. Jose Rincon, SOFLO 1,608, 7. David Valdiviezo 1,503, 8. Ryan Harries 1,436.
15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Mansur, UN 2,805, 2. Mathias Esteves, GSC 2,588, 3. Jorge Kauefate, UN 2,492, 4. Juan Sarmiento, OLY 2,227, 5. Colin Meadows, BRST 2,152; SOFLO: 7. Javier Colmenares 2,096, 10. Ricardo Roche 1,562.

GIRLS
200-yard freestyle:

  1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 1:57.72, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 1:57.95, 3. Carley Kaplan, SOFLO 1:58.89, time drop 0.32; SOFLO: 4. Ana Villamil 1:59.04, time drop 2.43, 6. Genesis Escobar 2:09.59, time drop 1.16, 8. Cali Harries 2:12.22.

200-yard butterfly:

  1. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:09.32, 2. Adriana Roldan, GRSC 2:12.25, 3. Emma Lewis, BR 2:21.10.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 29.38, time drop 0.06, 2. Amber Connor, SOFLO 31.50, time drop 1.49, 3. Samantha Ferreira, BM 33.99.
11-12, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 25.19, 2. Ella Johnston, MWA 27.27, 3. Yurika Duardo, BM 27.57.
13-14, 1. Madison Aguero, BRV 26.14, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 27.43, 3. Dilcia Jimenez Pena, BM 28.11; SOFLO: 4. Isabella Montes 28.14.
15-and-over, 1. Jade Renaud, MWA 25.68, 2. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 26.88, time drop 0.42, 3. Sarah Bedoya, SOFLO 26.88, time drop 0.96; SOFLO: 4. Kaylee Del Rio 27.46, time drop 0.32.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Avery Wright, SF 2:35.80, 2. Ella Johnston, MWA 2:38.75, 3. Danielle Brancati, SOFLO 2:45.11, time drop 5.17.
13-14, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 2:21.67, time drop 5.13, 2. Saree Young, SOFLO 2:22.26, time drop 11.42, 3. Madison Aguero, BRV 2:26.34.
15-and-over, 1. Ainarra Lazzaro Avila, UN 2:16.59, 2. Ella Scanlon, BR 2:20.38, 3. Cassandra Genz, BR 2:26.27.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:21.23, time drop 0.22, 2. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:29.95, time drop 1.74, 3. Sofia DeAngulo, MS 1:30.41.
11-12, 1. Addison Scott, MWA 1:15.19, 2. Arianna Roldan, GR 1:17.40, 3. Laila Harran, SOFLO 1:18.03.
13-14, 1. Carley Kaplan, SOFLO 1:13.60, 2. Elizabeth Lisitsyn, BRV 1:18.09, 3. Molly Chaison, MWA 1:23.45.
15-and-over, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 1:08.85, time drop 0.16, 2. Mercedes Pelayes, UN 1:10.56, 3. Adriana Roldan, GR 1:14.16, 4. Cali Harries, SOFLO 1:20.75.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Karen Iino, SOFLO 3:09.20.
11-12, 1. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 2:31.08, time drop 6.24, 2. Addison Scott, MWA 2:33.33, 4. Sophie Szutkowski, SOFLO 2:34.68, time drop 4.38.
13-14, 1. Emma Lewis, BR 2:24.79, 2. Saree Young, SOFLO 2:35.08, 3. Viky Sepulveda, BM 2:37.18.
15-and-over, 1. Jade Renaud, MWA 2:18.29, 2. Gabriela Avila, SOFLO 2:29.35.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:02.19, time drop 1.18, 2. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:10.79, time drop 1.55, 3. Aida Petrovskaia, SFT 1:12.33.
11-12, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, A 54.41, 2. Yurika Duardo, BM 59.51, 3. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 1:00.93, time drop 1.61.
13-14, 1. Madison Aguero, BRV 57.64, 2. Rose Seniuk, MWA 59.60, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 59.87, time drop 0.78.
15-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 53.64, time drop 0.93, 2. Rebecca Montero, GR 56.65, 3. Adriana Roldan, GR 57.96, 4. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 58.02, time drop 2.02.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia De Angulo, MS 1:27.09, 2. Samantha Ferreira, BM 1:28.69, 3. Kate DeAngulo, MS 1:36.76.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 1:03.75, time drop 1.26, 2. Yurika Duardo, BM 1:12.83, 3. Rafaela Dabus, GR 1:13.47.
13-14, 1. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:07.04, time drop 0.09, 2. Camila Canelon, UN 1:14.06.
15-and-over, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 58.03, 2. Sahara Idler, UN 58.98, 3. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 1:07.39, 4. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 1:11.01, time drop 2.05.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Addison Scott, MWA 2:47.38, 2. Sophie Szutkowski, SOFLO 2:56.88, time drop 4.40, 3. Carolina Carrera, SOFLO 3:14.90, time drop 1.02.
13-14, 1. Carley Kaplan, SOFLO 2:37.63, time drop 1.46, 2. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 2:48.86, 3. Elizabeth Lisitsyn, BRV 2:50.86.
15-and-over, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 2:28.80, 2. Mercedes Pelayes, UN 2:36.24, 3. Cassandra Genz, BR 2:48.65, 4. Cali Harries, SOFLO 2:49.60, time drop 3.54.

100-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 1:08.20, time drop 3.10, 2. Avery Wright, SF 1:13.29, 3. Magdelena Matovic, EA 1:15.18, 4. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:18.20, time drop 1.71.
13-14, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:07.73, 2. Rose Seniuk, MWA 1:09.29, 3. Anjana Andapally, SOFLO 1:12.33, time drop 3.62.
15-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 1:01.07, time drop 3.41, 2. Ainarra Lzzaro Avila, UN 1:02.85, 3. Sahara Idler, UN 1:03.17, 4. Sarah Bedoya, SOFLO 1:06.08, time drop 0.32.

BOYS
200-yard freestyle:

  1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:45.30, 2. Mathias Esteves, GRSC 1:46.13, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:50.44; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 1:51.19, 9. Abraham Penaloza 2:00.61.

200-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Janiel Espinosa, SF 2:37.35.
15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Mansur, UN 1:56.27, 2. Ethan Tapias, GRSC 2:07.57.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Dennis Fiadzkou, SFTL 32.82, 2. Lucas Carrion, MWA 33.23, 3. Ricardo Rivas, MWA 35.68; SOFLO: 4. Shiloh Shao-Liang 40.68, time drop 1.79.
11-12, 1. Mikhail Cherepanov, BRV 26.80, 2. Andres Mimica, MS 28.65, 3. Luka Vernik, MWA 28.72; SOFLO: 4. Eonn Shao-Liang 29.28, time drop 0.57, 5. Kenneth Solis 29.45, time drop 0.01, 6. Daniel Chaussky 29.92, 9. Natan Mashav 31.26, time drop 0.61, 11. Reynaldo Manzanarez 32.10, time drop 0.89.
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 24.09, 2. Brennan Mair, UN 24.09, 3. Jose Rincon, SOFLO 24.28, time drop 0.35; SOFLO: 6. Abraham Penaloza 25.14, 8. Justin Campos 25.86, 10. Musashi Mashav 26.39.
15-and-over, 1. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, EA 23.35, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 23.55, time drop 0.71, 3. Juan Sarmiento, OSC 23.61; SOFLO: 8. Bruno Martins 26.54, 9. Julien Perdigon 29.39, time drop 0.31, 11. Christian Collado 29.79.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Alec De Angulo, MS 2:13.39, 2. Robinson Naranjo, BM 2:17.19, 3. Aaron Fernandez, BM 2:25.28.
13-14, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 2:18.58.
15-and-over, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:49.76, time drop 4.70, 2. Wisthon Rendon, SOFLO 1:55.79, 3. Jorge Kauefate, UN 2:04.91; SOFLO: 5. Matt McVeigh 2:16.28, time drop 1.04.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:29.46, 2. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 1:36.05, time drop 1.58, 3. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 1:37.85, time drop 1.56; SOFLO: 5. Shiloh Shao-Liang 2:02.23.
11-12, 1. Mikhail Cherepanov, BRV 1:09.46, 2. Alexander Diaz, MWA 1:10.57, 3. Noah Mejis, SOFLO 1:18.79; SOFLO: 6. Alexander Ross 1:24.99, 7. Eonn Shao-Liang 1:26.09, time drop 2.68, 10. Jonathan Li 1:27.15, time drop 3.28.
13-14, 1. Chris DeAngulo, MS 1:06.33, 2. Nik Nesterov, BRV 1:06.84, 3. Santi Balbis, GRSC 1:08.11; SOFLO: 4. Maximiliano Remmele 1:09.55, time drop 1.18, 6. Martin Petkov 1:12.78, time drop 1.32, 7. Ryan Harries 1:12.91.
15-and-over, 1. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 58.01, 2. Stephen Kim, SOFLO 1:01.07, time drop 1.34, 3. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 1:02.77, time drop 0.49, 8. Christian Collado 1:29.38, time drop 0.79.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Janiel Espinosa, SF 2:49.80, 2. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 2:58.24, time drop 7.24.
11-12, 1. Alexander Diaz, MWA 2:16.39, 2. George Gerasim, EA 2:24.15, 3. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 2:25.82, time drop 1.69; SOFLO: 4. Eric Ferrer 2:31.36.
13-14, 1. Diego Diaz, BM 2:22.67, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 2:23.50, 3. Aleksander Chaussky, SOFLO 2:26.08.
15-and-over, 1. Mathias Esteves, GRSC 2:01.15, 2. Collin Meadows, BR 2:04.85, 3. Jorge Kauefate, UN 2:09.56.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 1:12.73, time drop 2.23, 2. Dennis Fiadzkou, SFTL 1:13.24, 3. Kalei Carrera, SF 1:27.38.
11-12, 1. Alec DeAngulo, MS 56.38, 2. Robinson Naranjo, BM 57.06, 3. Andres Mimica, MS 1:02.01; SOFLO: 6. Kenneth Solis 1:03.92, 8. Daniel Chaussky 1:07.94, 10. Dylan McVeigh 1:09.97.
13-14, 1. Brennan Mair, UN 54.37, 2. Luis Robles, BM 56.75, 3. Maximo Zapata, GRSC 56.88; SOFLO: 4. Justin Campos 57.22, time drop 0.11, 5. Ryan Harries 57.53, time drop 0.08.
15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Mansur, UN 46.87, 2. Mathias Esteves, GRSC 49.17, 3. Derek Hau, SOFLO 50.02; SOFLO: 4. Manuel Martinez 50.68, 5. Alejandro Mateus 51.03, 12. Matt McVeigh 55.34, 13. Bruno Martins 58.01, time drop 0.09.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Janiel Espinosa, SF 1:11.04, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:22.73, 3. Kalel Carrera, SF 1:49.94.
11-12, 1. Alexander Diaz, MWA 1:04.78, 2. George Gerasim, EA 1:06.59, 3. Aaron Fernandez, BM 1:07.24; SOFLO: 4. Eric Ferrer 1:13.71, 5. Alexander Ross 1:17.09, 6. Rafael Naranjo 1:21.96, time drop 2.94, 7. Natan Mashav 1:31.79, time drop 3.62.
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 58.57, 2. Jose Rincon, SOFLO 59.55, time drop 0.10, 3. Joshua Menezez, SOFLO 1:01.61, time drop 0.37; SOFLO: 7. Martin Petkov 1:06.72.
15-and-over, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 51.97, time drop 0.92, 2. Wisthon Rendon, SOFLO 53.20, 3. Stephen Kim, SOFLO 54.11, time drop 0.08; SOFLO: 4. Christian Tijero 55.27, time drop 0.41, 8. Garrett Garcia-Studdard 1:00.09, time drop 0.24.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Mikhail Cherepanov, BRV 2:30.47, 2. Ray Heredia, BM 3:01.84, 3. Morgan Casal, BM 3:01.93.
13-14, 1. Chris De Angulo, MS 2:23.98, 2. Nik Nesterov, BRV 2:27.07, 3. Thomas Avendano, SF 2:55.81.
15-and-over, 1. Derek Hau, SOFLO 2:15.92, 2. Juan Sarmiento, OSC 2:18.53, 3. Ethan Armbrister, MWA 2:31.33.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gordon Liu, SF 1:36.13, 2. Kalel Carrera, SF 1:44.63.
11-12, 1. Alec DeAngulo, MS 1:01.90, 2. Robinson Naranjo, BM 1:02.82, 3. Aaron Fernandez, BM 1:09.43; SOFLO: 6. Alexander Ross 1:16.48, time drop 3.29, 7. Dylan McVeigh 1:18.19, time drop 0.48, 8. Jonathan Li 1:19.53, time drop .92, 10. Rafael Naranjo 1:22.61.
13-14, 1. Santi Balbis, GRSC 1:03.30, 2. Chris Fals, MS 1:04.26, 3. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 1:04.51, time drop 0.43; SOFLO: 5. Aleksandr Chaussky 1:05.33, 6. Justin Campos 1:05.44, time drop 0.27, 7. David Valdiviezo 1:06.70, 8. Martin Petkov 1:09.17, 9. Ryan Harries 1:09.49.
15-and-over, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 50.79, time drop 1.69, 2. Marcelo Mansur, UN 51.37, 3. Jorge Kauefate, UN 58.36.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Bishop Kenny, Academy of the Holy Names Win State 2A Team Titles; Aldo Zepeda, Sabrina Osorio Top SOFLO Finishers


By Sharon Robb
STUART, November 19, 2022–Defending boys champion Jacksonville Bishop Kenny and Academy of the Holy Names won the team titles Saturday night in the FHSAA State 2A Swimming and Diving Championship at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center.

Defending champion Bishop Kenny won its third boys team title since 2004 with 295.5 points. Rockledge was runner-up with 188 and Pompano Beach was third with 122. The boys field featured 45 teams.

The Academy of the Holy Names, an all-girls Catholic school, won the team title with 352 points, topping the 42-team field. It was the first title won by them since 2010. Defending champion Gulliver Prep was second with 254 points and Bishop Kenny was third with 153.

Somerset Academy, buoyed by South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers, had several top eight finishes. The boys team finished sixth with 105 points and girls were 17th with 39 points.

Aldo Zepeda, a senior, finished third in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 51.78, dropping 0.38 seconds. He was also ninth in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.25, another best time dropping 0.47 seconds.

Sabrina Osorio, a senior, was tenth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.76, a best time with a 0.70 drop. She was also 14th in the 200 IM in a best time 2:16.99, dropping 2.54.

Somerset’s boys 200 medley relay was sixth in 1:39.39 with Aldo Zepeda, Giorgio Rusconi, Enrique Rodriguez and Sebastian Fernandez.

Somerset was also sixth in the boys 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:17.58 with Zepeda, Felix Gonzalez, Sebastian Fernandez and Enrique Rodriguez.

Somerset’s girls 200 medley relay was eighth in 1:54.14 with Natalia Sibug, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio and Sofia Hernandez.

While Broward was shut out of state champions, there were several top three finishers. Marcus Szabo of Cardinal Gibbons was third in the 100-yard butterfly in 50.44.

Lilia Blanco of Pompano Beach was third in the 200 IM in 2:08.09.

Giuliano Brunetti of Pompano Beach was third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:38.20.

Pompano Beach was second in the boys 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:27.98 with Nicholas Potter, Gianni Famiano, Steven Gary and Giuliano Brunetti.

The Tornadoes were also third in the boys 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:14.15 with Gianni Famiano, Steven Gary, Kolby Hardin and Giuliano Brunetti.

Pompano Beach was third in the girls 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:40.35 with Isabel Torres-Mendoza, Evelyn Balog, Julia Freshour and Lilia Blanco.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES

  1. Academy of the Holy Names 352, 2. Gulliver Prep 254, 3. Bishop Kenny 153, 4. West Florida 123, 5. Barron Collier 118; Other local teams: 7. Pompano Beach 107, 9. Cardinal Gibbons 106, 17. Somerset 39, 37. American Heritage Plantation 4.

GIRLS RESULTS
1-meter diving: 1. Rylie Darkatsh, STAN 430.85, 2. Olivia Riegler, BSS 379.45, 3. Kiley Gruber, BM 363.65.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:46.05 (Giovanna Musiello, Reese Rosenthal, Elyse Wood, Cassandra Kraft), 2. Academy of Holy Names 1:47.11, 3. Bishop Kenny 1:49.95, 8. Somerset 1:54.14 (Natalia Sibug, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio, Sofia Hernandez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Brooke Beede, HN 1:50.87, 2. Brynn Stoneburg, JB 1:51.86, 3. Cadence Fort, ESTO 1:52.41.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Isabel Sayag, HN 2:05.43, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 2:05.54, 3. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:08.09, 14. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 2:16.99, time drop 2.54.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Dieffernthaller, HN 23.41, 2. Adeline Cloutier, ROB 23.61, 3. Hannah Ahn, ESID 23.65.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Hannah Ahn, ESID 54.13, 2. Avery Hawker, ROBI 54.18, 3. Isabel Sayg, HN 55.86.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Dieffenthaller, HN 51.05, 2. Adeline Cloutier, ROBI 51.06, 3. Mary Leigh Hardman, LW 51.36.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Brynn Stoneburg, JB 4:58.27, 2. Cadence Fort, ESTO 4:59.56, 3. Avery Hawker, ROBI 5:01.88.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Academy of the Holy Names 1:38.25, 2. Bishop Kenny 1:38.61, 3. Gulliver Prep 1:39.98.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Brooke Beede, HNMS 56.73, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 58.39, 3. Carsyn Ide, BC 59.05, 16. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:03.47.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Bilu Bianchi, CLE 1:02.64, 2. Michelle Fernandez, MAT 1:05.14, 3. Reese Rosenthal, GP 1:05.56, 10. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:07.76, time drop 0.70.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Academy of the Holy Names 3:30.30, 2. Gulliver Prep 3:35.91, 3. Pompano Beach 3:40.35 (Isabel Torres-Mendoza, Evelyn Balog, Julia Freshour, Lilia Blanco), 14. Somerset 3:51.32 (Natalia Sibug, Sofia Hernandez, Kaitlyn Barrios, Sofia Osorio).

BOYS TEAM SCORES

  1. Bishop Kenny 295.5, 2. Rockledge 188, 3. Pompano Beach 122, 4. Stanton 119, 5. Jensen Beach 114; Other locals, 6. Somerset 105, 10. American Heritage Plantation 82, 20. Cardinal Gibbons 33, 34. Gulliver Prep 16.

BOYS RESULTS
1-meter diving: 1. Nathan Frette, LKBV 577.65, 2. Lucas Smit, PB 455.40, 3. Benjamin Smit, PB 434.75, 7. Marcus Starkman, CG 343.30.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bishop Kenny 1:32.94 (Carter Wright, Evan Larson, Zachary Jones, Barrie Snyder), 2. Rockledge 1:34.59, 3. Clearwater 1:38.14, 6. Somerset 1:39.39 (Aldo Zepeda, Giorgio Rusconi, Enrique Rodriguez, Sebastian Fernandez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Elliot Weisel, ROCK 1:40.45, 2. Cameron Watson, PAX 1:41.31, 3. Brody Singley, WN 1:42.31, 6. Agustin Rodriguez, MAT 1:43.41, time drop 2.14, 7. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 1:44.04.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Mehdi Elaoufir, STAN 1:49.98, 2. Zachary Jones, BK 1:52.27, 3. Evan Larson, BK 1:53.83.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Barrie Snyder, BK 20.83, 2. Becket Koss, LB 21.35, 3. Brian Kirby, EST 21.52.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Shane McEliece, ARNO 49.66, 2. Peter Manelis, BSS 50.40, 3. Marcus Szabo, CG 50.44

100-yard freestyle: 1. Mehdi Elaoufir, STAN 45.15, 2. Eli Rollen, ROCK 45.23, 3. Ayden Cason, JB 46.87, 5. Agustin Rodriguez, MAT 47.14, 9. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 47.25, time drop 0.51.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Elliot Weisel, ROCK 4:30.23, 2. Brody Singley, WNAS 4:31.43, 3. Giuliano Brunetti, PB 4:38.20, 15. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 4:56.96.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bishop Kenny 1:26.58, 2. Pompano Beach 1:27.98 (Nicholas Potter, Gianni Famiano, Steven Gary, Giuliano Brunetti), 3. Jensen Beach 1:28.42.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Eli Rollen, ROCK 48.57, 2. Carter Wright, BK 51.60, 3. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 51.78, time drop 0.38, 6. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 52.99.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Shane McEliece, ARN 56.13, 2. Peter Manelis, BSS 58.57, 3. Anthony Hensel, PT 58.88, 16. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:03.16.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bishop Kenny 3:10.01, 2. Rockledge 3:10.86, 3.Pompano Beach 3:14.15 (Gianni Famiano, Steven Gary, Kolby Hardin, Giuliano Brunetti), 6. Somerset 3:17.58 (Aldo Zepeda, Felix Gonzalez, Sebastian Fernandez, Enrique Rodriguez).

SOFLO SWIMMERS PRELIM RESULTS
GIRLS
200-yard medley relay: 7. Somerset 1:53.82 (Natalia Sibug, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio, Sofia Hernandez).
200-yard individual medley: 13. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 2:17.37, time drop 2.16.
50-yard freestyle: 20. Sofia Hernandez, SOM 25.59, time drop 0.09.
100-yard butterfly: 18. Sofia Hernandez, SOM 1:01.09, time drop 0.19.
100-yard backstroke: 14. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:02.06; 18. Sofia Osorio 1:03.30.
100-yard breaststroke: 11. Sabrina Osorio 1:07.94, time drop 0.52.
400-yard freestyle relay: 12. Somerset 3:48.13 (Natalia Sibug, Sofia Hernandez, Kaitlyn Barrios, Sofia Osorio).
BOYS
200-yard medley relay: 5. Somerset 1:39.79 (Aldo Zepeda, Giorgio Rusconi, Enrique Rodriguez, Sebastian Fernandez).
200-yard freestyle: 5. Agustin Rodriguez, Mater 1:43.75; 6. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 1:44.03.
100-yard freestyle: 6. Agustin Rodriguez, Mater 47.49, 9. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 47.76.
500-yard freestyle: 13. Felix Gonzalez, SM 4:53.71.
100-yard backstroke: 4. Aldo Zepeda 51.98, time drop 0.18, 8. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 53.03.
100-yard breaststroke: 13. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:02.06, time drop 0.98.
400-yard freestyle relay: 8. Somerset 3:17.44 (Aldo Zepeda, Felix Gonzalez, Sebastian Fernandez, Enrique Rodriguez).

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

Valentina Remmele, Dalyah Bouti, Gabriela Ekht Lead SOFLO At Holiday Classic


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, November 19, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some great racing Saturday at the Holiday Classic at Academic Village Pool.

Valentina Remmele, 10, was a triple winner. She won the 10-and-under 50-yard freestyle in 30.34, dropping 0.58; 50-yard backstroke in 36.81, dropping 0.57; and 100-yard individual medley in 1:19.02, dropping 0.89. Remmele competed in six events and had four best times.

Dalyah Bouti, 8, competed in six events and had four best times. Bouti won the 8-and-under 25-yard backstroke in 21.62, dropping 1.39.

Gabriela Ekht, 10, competed in nine events and had seven time drops including 6.43 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke. She won the 10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 43.60 dropping 1.38. She also dropped 4.86 seconds in the 100 IM.

Mikey Barber, 10, was SOFLO’s top boys finisher. He competed in seven events and had three best times. He was second in the 10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 44.10, dropping 0.51. Gregory Miralles, 8, was second in the 8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke in 27.22. He competed in six events and had two best times including a nice 14.70 drop in the 100 IM.

MIXED RESULTS
25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Jayson Zayas, ASC 16.20; SOFLO: 6. Dalyah Bouti 18.69, time drop 0.20, 8. Andres Gomez 19.10, 10. Gregory Miralles 19.69.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 30.34, time drop 0.58; SOFLO: 4. Michael Barber 31.90, time drop 0.31.

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Sylvester Andrews-May, EA 18.94; SOFLO: 7. Victoria Colmenares 23.15, time drop 0.50, 8. tie, Dalyah Bouti 23.74, time drop 0.78 and Michael Barber 23.74, time drop 1.84.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Arina Nedialko, BRV 34.20; SOFLO: 7. Niccolo Miccolis 38.52, time drop 1.46.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Dalyah Bouti, SOFLO 21.62, time drop 1.39; SOFLO: 8. Christopher Pozo 23.58, time drop 1.27.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 36.81, time drop 0.57; SOFLO: 11. Michael Barber 41.12.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Sylvester Andrews-May, EA 24.84; SOFLO: 2. Gregory Miralles 27.22, 3. Johanna Plaza 27.37, time drop 4.46, 5. Maya Barrizonte 27.59, time drop 0.16, 9. Molly Barber 28.63, time drop 3.37, 10. Dalyah Bouti 28.72.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gabriela Ekht, SOFLO 43.60, time drop 1.38; SOFLO: 2. Michael Barber 44.10, time drop 0.51, 4. Niccolo Miccolis 45.31, time drop 1.19, 6. Zoe Miralles 45.72, time drop 2.45, 7. Stephania Dmitrova 47.24, 11. Ellie Phan 50.86.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:19.02, time drop 0.89; SOFLO: 4. Michael Barber 1:25.03, 9. Niccolo Miccolis 1:26.85, time drop 1.38, 11. Stephania Dmitrova 1:28.18, time drop 6.57.

100-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Atlantis 1:09.44, 2. SOFLO E 1:11.28, 3. SOFLO A 1:13.25.

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