SOFLO Heads Field For 31st Speedo Winter Championships

By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, December 7, 2021—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for the 31st annual Speedo Winter Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The four-day meet, one of the oldest in the state, begins Thursday at 5 p.m. with relays and 1,650-yard freestyle event. Friday, Saturday and Sunday prelims are 8:30 a.m. and finals 5 p.m. Two pools are being used.

Last year South Florida Aquatic Club swept the combined and boys titles. SOFLO won the combined team title with 748 points. Metro Aquatics was runner-up with 676 and Midtown Weston Aquatics was third with 476.5 points.

Defending champion SOFLO repeated as boys champion with 433 points. Metro Aquatics was second with 365 and Wahoos of Wellington was third with 218.

Midtown Weston Aquatics, led all four days to win the girls team title with 394 points. SOFLO was runner-up with 315 and Metro Aquatics was third with 311.

SOFLO, the largest team, has entered 107 swimmers in 621 individual events and 28 relay events.

Other top teams competing are Azura Florida Aquatics, Pine Crest Swimming, St. Andrew’s, Midtown Weston, Jupiter Dragons and Metro Aquatics.

Several swimmers who competed in the Junior Pan American Games are entered including Haitian Olympian Davidson Vincent, Gabriel Araya, Joaquin Vargas, Maria Munoz, Yeziel Morales, Nicole Frank, Rashed Al-Tarmoom and Abbas Qali of Azura Florida Aquatics and Zarek Wilson of TSA.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Juan Vallmitjana, 12, 1,650-yard freestyle, 17:24.44; 500-yard freestyle, 5:07.07; 400-yard individual medley, 4:36.66; 200-yard freestyle, 1:54.77.

Mallory Schleicher, 18, 500-yard freestyle 4:52.65.

Sophia Grubbs, 16, 50-yard breaststroke 30.32.

Javier Colmenares, 15, 400-yard individual medley, 4:11.84; 100-yard breaststroke 57.97.

Gianna Martin, 10, 100-yard breaststroke 1:20.79.

Aldo Zepeda, 16, 100-yard individual medley 52.48.

Juan Mora, 17, 100-yard individual medley 50.16.

Among other notable swimmers:

Former NSU University School, Pine Crest Swim Club and Missouri swimmer Jordy Groters, 25, of Aruba, founder and coach of Giants Aquatics, is top seed in the 17-and-over 50-yard breaststroke in 25.60. He will also be coaching several of his club swimmers.

Spectator admission is $5 per session. There are special all-session passes on sale. Parking is free. Heat sheets are available at and on Meet Mobile.

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Seven SOFLO Swimmers Head To CCCAN And Bahamas National Championships

By Sharon Robb
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, June 22, 2021–South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented by six swimmers at the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation Championships at San Juan Aquatic Complex.

The five-day FINA-sanctioned meet gets under way on Wednesday.

Among SOFLO’s six-swimmer contingent representing various countries are three-time Olympian Edgar Crespo, 33, of Panama; Miguel Cancel, 21, of Puerto Rico; Mariangela Cincotti, 17, of Venezuela; Javier Colmenares, 14, of Venezuela; Enrique Rodriguez, 16, of Venezuela; and Andrea Santander, 19, of Venezuela.

Events and seedings are:

Crespo, seeded second 100 breaststroke, 1:02.31.

Cancel, seeded second in 200 IM, 2:02.49; first 200 butterfly, 2:00.12; third 50 breaststroke, 29.56.

Cincotti, seeded second 200 freestyle, 2:07.85; and third 400 freestyle, 4:28.26.

Colmenares, seeded second 200 IM, 2:16.92; third 100 breaststroke, 1:08.97; second 200 breaststroke, 2:30.62; second 400 IM, 4:51.83; third 50 breaststroke, 31.14; and fourth 100 butterfly, 1:00.12.

Rodriguez, seeded 11th 1500 freestyle, 17:06.91; second 200 butterfly, 2:14.37; and sixth 400 freestyle, 4:15.30.

Santander, seeded second 200 IM, 2:19.47; first 200 freestyle; second 100 freestyle, 56.64; and sixth 50 freestyle, 26.57.

The CCCAN Championships are a biennial aquatics championship for countries in Central America and the Caribbean. The name of the event comes from the event’s organizers: the Central American & Caribbean Swimming Confederation, whose abbreviated name is CCCAN.

The CCCAN Championships are held every odd year, and began in 1960.

In addition to CCCAN members, South American countries which border on the Caribbean also participate in the championships, including Suriname, Colombia and Venezuela. There are 28 federations.

In addition to swimming, open water events will be held at Laguna Del Condado.

SOFLO’s Julio Horrego of Honduras, already qualified in the 100-meter breaststroke for the Tokyo Olympics, will try and qualify in the 200-meter breaststroke at the June 24-27 Bahamas National Swimming Championships at the Betty Kelly Kenning National Swim Complex in Nassau.

The four-day meet that begins Thursday is a FINA-sanctioned meet for both the Tokyo Olympics and 2021 Short Course Meters World Championships.

Horrego’s 200 entry time is 2:15.32. He is also seeded second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:01.77 and third in the 50-meter breaststroke in 28.35.

Also competing in the meet are two Florida Gold Coast swimmers and former local high school swimmers: NSU University School alum Patrick Groters, 21, of Aruba, seeded first in the 400 IM (4:27.69), first in the 100-meter backstroke (55.82), first in the 200-meter backstroke (2:02.32), second in the 200 IM (2:01.62), third in the 50-meter backstroke (26.32); and St. Andrew’s alum and Florida State’s Izaak Bastian, 19, representing the Bahamas, seeded third in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:16.07), fourth in the 50-meter breaststroke (28.83) and fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:01.92). Another local swimmer, Renzo Tjon A Joe, 25, of Suriname is seeded first in the 50-meter freestyle in 22.18.

Meet officials will follow strict COVID-19 protocols. Spectators will not be allowed in the stands.

Fort Lauderdale High School alums, Florida Gold Coast swimmers and brothers Philippe and Raphael Marcoux qualified for the final of the 50-meter freestyle but fell short of qualifying for the Canadian Olympic team Monday at the Toronto Pan-Am Sports Centre. Philippe was seventh in the final in 22.87 after qualifying eighth in prelims in 22.99. Raphael was eighth in 22.98 after qualifying seventh in prelims in 22.97. In Tuesday’s prelims, Philippe was 11th in the 100-meter freestyle in 50.32, bettering his seed time of 50.47, and just missing his second final. Raphael was 16th in 51.75, off his seed time of 50.46.

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Virginia Captures First-Ever NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming and Diving Title; SOFLO’s Golding Competes In Final Event

By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C.—The University of Virginia Cavaliers women’s team are national champions.

For the first time in the program’s history, the Cavaliers won the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday night at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Among the field of 37 teams, the Cavaliers finished with 491 points, 137 points ahead of closest competitor N.C. State with 354 and Texas with 344.5. Defending champion Stanford was ninth with 159 points.

Head Coach Todd DeSorbo, now in his fourth year at Virginia, led the Cavaliers to its ACC title this season.

“I’m so proud of this group,” DeSorbo said. “They have been on a mission all year and just been grinding and excited for it. They just performed at a really high level all week.

“It is an exciting time for our program and our conference. To put someone in the ‘A’ Final in every single event is pretty impressive. It just shows overall depth. I think it takes a full team to win a national title and these ladies brought it every minute of every day.”

Virginia senior Paige Madden was named the MVP of the meet with three individual titles (500-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, and 1650-yard freestyle) and one relay title.

It’s also the first swimming title for the Atlantic Coast Conference. Both Virginia and N.C. State are ACC teams. In the past 20 years, national titles have gone to Pac-12 and SEC Conference teams.

The only Florida team to finish among the Top 20 was University of Florida, 17th with 84.5 points. University of Miami was 23rd with 42 points, all from its divers; and Florida Gulf Coast was 32nd with six points.

Two Florida Gold Coast and former South Florida high school swimmers are members of the NCAA champion. They are Gulliver Prep alum Kyla Valls, a senior, and Westminster Academy alum Jessica Nava, a junior. Valls was a member of the winning 800-yard freestyle relay team.

Final night winners were:

Virginia senior Paige Madden, 1,650-yard freestyle, best time 15:41.86.

Wisconsin freshman Phoebe Bacon, 200-yard backstroke, 1:48.32.

Michigan junior Maggie MacNeil, 100-yard freestyle, 46.02. Cal junior Isabel Ivey was third in 46.95. Virginia senior Kayla Valls was 54th in 50.03. Florida International’s Jasmine Nocentini scratched from the event.

N.C. State junior Sophie Hansson, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:03.86.

Michigan junior Olivia Carter, 200-yard butterfly, 1:51.33. Virginia junior Jessica Nava, 17th, 1:55.71.

Indiana freshman Tarrin Gilliland won the women’s platform diving title with 338.40 points. Florida International junior Maha Gouda was 21st with 244.10 points.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Kathleen Golding of University of Florida competed in her fourth and final event, anchoring the Gators’ 400-yard freestyle relay that finished 19th in 3:15.99 with teammates Talia Bates, Gabrielle Hillis and Katie Mack.

The NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships are March 24-27, also at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

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Broward, Miami-Dade Resume Fall High School Sports; FHSAA Releases State Series Dates, Sites

By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, October 17, 2020–High school fall sports are moving forward on the local and state levels.

While private and charter schools have already been competing in various sports, public schools got under way this past week. Several teams have opted out of the various state series and will compete for bragging rights in South Florida.

Public school teams are playing abbreviated schedules looking to end their seasons with tri-county championships (Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach) in several sports including swimming and diving.

School principals and athletic directors are currently working on organizing the tri-county championships and logistics.

The Florida High School Athletic Association voted to start the fall calendar on Aug. 24, giving schools the choice to opt out by Sept. 18 if they felt they were not ready to open their seasons because of COVID-19.

St. Thomas Aquinas and Cardinal Gibbons are the only Broward County Athletic Association member-schools that opted to remain in every fall sport.

The FHSAA recently announced its post-season dates and sites for the 2020 fall season district, region and state championship meets.

The competition dates are:

State Championships: The meets will be hosted again at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center in Stuart. Class 1A, Friday, Nov. 13; Class 2A, Saturday, Nov. 14; Class 3A, Friday, Nov. 6; Class 4A, Saturday, Nov. 7.

Region Meets: The hosts and locations are posted on the website. Classes 1A & 2A, Monday-Saturday, Nov. 2-7 (Jensen Beach is hosting the Class 4-2A meet Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. at Sailfish Splash Park); Classes 3A & 4A, Monday-Saturday, Oct. 26-31 (Belen Jesuit is hosting the 4-3A meet at Gian Zumpano Aquatics Center on Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m.

District Meets: The hosts and locations are posted on the website. Classes 1A & 2A , Monday-Saturday, Oct. 26-31 (American Heritage is hosting the District 11-2A meet at a site to be determined and Gulliver Prep is hosting the District 12-2A Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. at its own on-campus pool); Classes 3A & 4A, Monday-Saturday, Oct. 19-24 (Belen Jesuit is hosting the District 11-3A meet Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Belen for the swimming and Oct. 19 for the diving at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex).

The district and region meets will be timed finals.

The strict guidelines for how the FHSAA will operate the meets due to the COVID-19 pandemic are still to be determined, with daily cases in Florida averaging close to 3,000 per day over the last week, including a monthly high of 3,356 on Thursday.

Last week Robert Runcie, the Broward County Public Schools Superintendent, toured several schools and practices. Two Broward County Schools had to suspend practices for two programs after two students tested positive for COVID-19.

Cypress Bay High School cancelled its cheerleading practices and Western High School canceled its junior varsity football practices because of the positive tests.

Runcie said that district students and staff members need to quarantine if they tested positive and would need to test negative before being allowed back in school and on the practice fields.

Runcie also said that Broward County winter high school sports would be delayed with practices beginning Oct. 26. He said the district would participate in the FHSAA state series. Spring sports are scheduled to start on time, he added.

Broward County public school fall sports teams opted out of the FHSAA state series and will not compete for state titles. However, he said, fall sports teams will participate in tri-county post- season competitions.

“We have some of the best high school athletes in the nation, and I believe that all the folks and college scouts that are interested in recruiting good athletes, they are going to come to our competitions, so we want to make sure that opportunity is available for our students as well.”

As of Friday, about 20 percent of students (41,000 out of 210,000 students in the district) chose to return to school in Broward County. About 90,000 students returned to Miami-Dade classrooms for the first time since schools shut down in March. Other students continue to distance learn from their homes. Statistics are showing that older students are staying at home. About 26 percent of elementary students, 19 percent of middle school students and 12 percent of high school students have returned. About nine percent of high school seniors have returned.

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BCAA Delays Fall Practice; Pine Crest Cancels Fall Sports, Woodson Invitational

By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, July 22, 2020—The Broward County Athletic Association will not follow the Florida High School Athletic Association’s mandate to open fall sports practice on Monday, July 27th.

The BCAA announced it will delay fall practice for all fall sports including revenue-maker football because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s increased cases in South Florida.

On Monday, the BCAA Sports office tweeted: “Despite FHSAA’s announcement that practices start this Monday, July 27th for Fall Sports, the BCAA membership remains united to stay home, safe and healthy until further notice. We will always put all of our student-athletes, coaches, volunteers and school personnel’s safety first.”

Non-BCAA members American Heritage Plantation, Chaminade-Madonna and NSU University School are also delaying the start of their fall practices.

Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale has gone a step further by cancelling all fall sports including swimming and diving.

Student-athletes at several high schools will continue to condition in groups of 10 or fewer athletes at staggered times while wearing facemasks and social distancing.

Osceola County, Orange County, Seminole County and Hillsborough County are also all pushing back their fall practice start dates.

During the FHSAA’s Board of Directors meeting Monday, officials decided to not adhere to the findings by its’ own medical advisory board, SMAC (Sports Medicine Advisory Committee) which outlined safety precautions and recommended that the start of football and girls volleyball seasons be delayed because they are considered “high risk” sports.


FORT LAUDERDALE, July 22, 2020—Pine Crest has decided to cancel its fall sports including swimming and diving.

“Like many independent school and collegiate teams, Pine Crest will not participate in Middle and Upper School competitive sports in the fall,” school officials announced in a school release sent to parents.

“Physical education, swim, and tennis will be offered for Lower, Middle and Upper School students when it is safe and prudent to do so. For Middle and Upper School students, coaches will continue to provide individual, specialized, and small group training before, during, and after school.”

The Panthers are defending Class 2A boys and girls state champions in swimming and diving. The Florida Gold Coast club program is expected to train on a limited basis but has yet to return to the campus school pool where it trains.

The Woodson Invitational, the state’s oldest high school swim meet, has also been cancelled for the first time in more than five decades.

Pine Crest will welcome students back to campus on August 19 with several safety protocols in place to help maintain a healthy environment, school officials said. Students will have the option to complete school online or in the classroom.

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SWIMMING NOTEBOOK: “In Deep With Ryan Lochte” Docuseries Debuts Wednesday

By Sharon Robb

Ryan Lochte is back in the spotlight again on a docu-series that debuts today.

The 12-time Olympic medalist talks about his 2016 scandal in Rio de Janeiro and one last attempt to make Team USA for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

The “In Deep With Ryan Lochte” sports documentary shows the lengths a swimmer goes to achieve greatness, and for Lochte a chance at redemption. The docu-series debuts on NBC Universal’s Peacock platform.

“It was a wake-up call,” Lochte said of the 2016 scandal.

The docu-series, part of NBC Sports Films, relives the fallout of the 2016 Rio Olympics, during which Lochte alleged he and three American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint. The claims proved to be fabricated. He was suspended by USA Swimming from competition for ten months and dropped by a number of major sponsors.

“Because of what happened in Rio and everything, I was in a hole and I was climbing my way out, me and my family,” Lochte said. “And we’re still doing that. We’re still battling some things, but we are doing it together. And you’re definitely going to see that.”

The New York native was a standout as an age grouper all the way through college at University of Florida, where he broke records and took home medals. At the Olympics, he won six golds, three silvers and three bronze in Games in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Now 35, Lochte sees the scandal in Rio as eye-opening. “I never have any regrets in life,” he said. “I definitely am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and it was someone basically slapping me and being like, ‘Wake up.’ Like, ‘Grow up.'”

Lochte says his life really turned around when he and his wife, Kayla Rae Reid, welcomed their first son, Caiden, the next year. “It was, like, no longer am I just watching out for me.” A daughter, Liv, followed in 2019. Lochte since has appeared on TV competing on Dancing With the Stars and Celebrity Big Brother.

“There’s a lot of people out there that have a different perception of who I really am,” Lochte said. “I want to set the record straight. I want people to see how I’ve grown up, how I’ve matured and the person I am today.”

Lochte is the second-most decorated swimmer in Olympic Games’ history, a which has been overshadowed by controversy. If he makes the team for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, Lochte said he will have the chance to prove himself as an athlete again.

“People thought I got to where I was in swimming because of talent, but that’s not it. I busted my ass every day,” he said. “I am 110 percent committed when I step on that pool deck.”

Lochte talks about his chances of making Team USA. He is living and training in Gainesville and is being coached by the legendary Gregg Troy who molded him into the swimmer he is today.

“So good,” Lochte said. “My coach tells me almost every other day, he’s like, ‘What are you doing differently? Times that you’re doing in practice are faster than when you were at your greatest in 2012.’ I’m like, ‘I’m just ready to rock and roll. Let’s do it.’ I’m in a better mindset, a better mood, and I have more determination and fire burning inside of me than I did before.”

Peacock, NBC Universal’s new free streaming proprietary platform, is available on Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; and VIZIO SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers.

Peacock is a free, ad-supported option that provides fans with more than 20,000 hours of programming. It includes next-day access to current seasons of freshman broadcast series, complete classic series, popular movies, curated daily news and sports programming including the Olympics, Spanish-language content, select episodes of marquee Peacock originals and tent-pole series, as well as curated Peacock streaming genre channels.

While the platform’s base plan is free, Peacock also offers a premium ad-supported version with more content for $4.99 per month, and an ad-free tier for $9.99 per month.

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Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Alexis Christensen Lead SOFLO In Fourth Session On Final Day Of GCST Winter Open

By Sharon Robb

FORT MYERS, January 21, 2019—It was girl power for South Florida Aquatic Club during Session Four of the Gulf Coast Swim Team Winter Open Sunday at FGCU Aquatics Center.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 13, was top finisher placing third in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 38.20, dropping 3.54 seconds off her previous best. It was her best finish during the three-day meet. She had two other Top 20 finishes on the final day. She finished with six points in high point.

Alexis Christensen, 13, was ninth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:51.56. She had three other Top 17 finishes. She finished with three points.

SOFLO had 21 swimmers (13 girls and eight boys) compete in 127 individual events and three girls teams in two relay events.

The field was comprised mostly of teams from Central and North Florida in the Florida Swimming Association. Pompano Beach Piranhas, Heritage Aquatics and SOFLO are the only Florida Gold Coast teams.


200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 2:14.59; SOFLO: 18. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 2:35.22, time drop; Open, 1. Nicole Rodriguez, SWIM 2:13.37.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Ania Kokosinski, SWIM 1:02.01; SOFLO: 11. Alexis Christensen 1:09.00, 15. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:12.16; Open, 1. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 59.92.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Michelle Cottle, LAKR 24.66; SOFLO: 15. Alexis Christensen 27.71; Open, 1. Nicole Rodriguez, SWIM 25.79.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Addison Reese, LAKR 2:29.40; SOFLO: 9. Alexis Christensen 2:51.56; Open, 1. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 2:31.34.

50-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Sophie Cox, LAKR 34.49; SOFLO: 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 38.20, time drop; Open, 1. Gina Fimiano, HAT 33.24.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Michelle Whelton, SKY 1:01.14; SOFLO: 17. Alexis Christensen 1:15.00, 18. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:15.49, time drop; Open, 1. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 58.22.

200-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. Swim Florida 1:52.07.

1,000-yard freestyle:
Open, 1. Hayley Clark, LAKR 10:39.02.


200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Colton Rasmussen, SWIM 2:02.03; Open, 1. Wesley Kephart, SKY 1:59.10.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. James Rose, CCS 58.63; Open, 1. Amadeusz Knop, SKY 53.97.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Colton Rasmussen, SWIM 23.11; Open, 1. Kirk Klemm, SWIM 22.69.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Giuliano Brunetti, PB 2:27.36; Open, 1. Joseph Joyce, SKY 2:22.91.

50-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Brent Baker, SWIM 30.06; Open, 1. Kirill Luka, SKY 30.28.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Colton Rasmussen, WIM 55.96; Open, 1. Sebastian Aguirre, PB 52.60.

200-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. Swim Florida 1:45.18.

1,000-yard freestyle:
Open, 1. Ryan Staunch, SWIM 9:35.95.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Sweeps District 9-4A Team Titles; Lance Lesage Wins District Title

By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, October 29, 2018—St. Thomas Aquinas defended its girls and boys team titles at last week’s District 9-4A Swimming and Diving Championship at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The Raiders young girls team won with 646.5 points ahead of Douglas with 357 points and Deerfield Beach with 218 points.

The Raiders won all three of the girls relays and won six individual events.

The Raiders swept the top three places in the girls’ 200-yard freestyle with senior Kasey Jordan winning in 2:00.24 followed by sophomore Gabriella Chambers in 2:02.82 and freshman Isabella Troccoli in 2:07.12.

The Raiders also swept the top three places in the girls 100-yard butterfly with Jordan in 55.15, sophomore Lalainie Bannister in 55.89 and Troccoli in 57.99.

The Raiders swept the top three spots in the girls 500-yard freestyle with Gabriella Chambers in 5:25.13, freshman Victoria Landron in 5:27.18 and freshman Megan Smith in 5:32.63.

Kasey Jordan and Giulianna Garcia were double winners in individual events for the Raiders.

Jordan won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.24 and 100-yard freestyle in 55.15.

Garcia won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:15.07 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.39.

The Raiders boys team won the district crown with 427 points. Douglas was second with 365 and Coral Glades was third with 335 points.

SOFLO’s Lance Lesage won the 100-yard backstroke in 54.22 and was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.52. He was also a member of the Raiders’ two winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Juan Zapata was a double winner for the Raiders boys in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.27 and 100-yard butterfly in 52.00.

Andres McKeon of Coral Springs and Carter Carlson of Deerfield Beach were also double winners.

McKeon won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.19 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:55.55.

Carlson won the 100-yard freestyle in 49.34 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.92 and anchored the Bucks’ winning 200-yard freestyle relay that won in 1:31.55.

Connor Dietrich of Douglas won the boys diving title with 450.45 points. Teammate Olivia Rosen won the girls diving title with 410.60.

Boca Raton High School will host the Region 3-4A meet at Bobcat Aquatic Complex on Friday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. for diving and 5:30 p.m. for swimming. The event is timed finals.

1. St. Thomas Aquinas 646.5, 2. Douglas 357, 3. Deerfield Beach 218, 4. Monarch 200, 5. Taravella 173.5, 6. Coral Springs 156, 7. Coral Glades 131, 8. South Plantation 116, 9. Piper 72, 10. Plantation 27.


200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:54.80 (Lalainie Bannister, Gina Fimiano, Samantha Litman, Isabella Chambers), 2. Deerfield Beach 1:59.32, 3. Douglas 2:04.76.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kasey Jordan, STA 2:00.24, 2. Gabriella Chambers, STA 2:02.82, 3. Isabella Troccoli, STA 2:07.12.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Giulianna Garcia, MON 2:15.07, 2. Abigail Bush, STA 2:18.06, 3. Gina Fimiano, STA 2:21.94.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Chambers, STA 24.83, 2. Matea Smith, TAR 25.14, 3. Emily Chen, DB 26.04.

1-meter diving: 1. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 410.60, 2. Emma Murray, STA 377.25, 3. Penelope Jacobson, DOUG 339.70.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Giulianna Garcia, MON 1:00.39, 2. Samantha Litman, STA 1:04.13, 3. Andromeda Smith, DOUG 1:05.39.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kasey Jordan, STA 55.15, 2. Lalainie Bannister, STA 55.89, 3. Isabella Troccolo, STA 57.99.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Gabriella Chambers, STA 5:25.13, 2. Victoria Landron, STA 5:27.18, 3. Megan Smith, STA 5:32.63.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:42.85 (Kasey Jordan, Gabriella Chambers, Gina Fimiano, Isabella Chambers), 2. Deerfield Beach 1:48.31, 3. Douglas 1:49.97.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:02.37, 2. Anabela Shearer, STA 1:03.40, 3. Victoria Abad, SP 1:03.70.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Isabella Nigro, STA 1:09.63, 2. Rayanna Young, DOUG 1:10.79, 3. Abigail Bush, STA 1:11.14.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:44.65 (Isabella Chambers, Lalainie Bannister, Gabriella Chambers, Kasey Jordan), 2. Monarch 4:09.11, 3. Douglas 4:19.32.

1. St. Thomas Aquinas 427, 2. Douglas 365.5, 3. Coral Glades 335, 4. Deerfield Beach 212.5, 5. Coral Springs 198, 6. Taravella 132, 7. Plantation 98, 8. Monarch 93, 9. South Plantation 63, 10. Piper 44.


200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:43.55 (Lance Lesage, Ian Hamilton, Juan Zapata, Kalvin Hernandez), 2. Coral Glades 1:44.19, 3. Douglas 1:46.86.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres McKeon, CS 1:50.19, 2. Jason Bonasera, CGL 1:51.90, 3. Steven Grady, STA 1:56.28.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 1:58.27, 2. Renato Herran, Plantation 2:01.12, 3. Patrick Doyle, CGL 2:03.97.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 22.58, 2. Emilio Barrantes, DB 23.10, 3. Alex Meyer, CGL 23.58.

1-meter diving: 1. Connor Dietrich, DOUG 450.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 52.00, 2. Renato Herran, PLAN 53.62, 3. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 54.87.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Carter Carlson, DB 49.34, 2. Lance Lesage, STA 49.52, 3. David Blanco, CGL 49.70.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Andres McKeon, CS 4:55.55, 2. Greg Trimble, TAR 5:02.40, 3. Brian Gonzalez, CGL 5:02.66.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Deerfield Beach 1:31.55 (Emilio Barrantes, Ben Simonson, Ian Martinez, Carter Carlson), 2. Douglas 1:34.06, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:36.03.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 54.22, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 56.09, 3. Jack Faulkner, STA 58.59.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Carter Carlson, DB 1:02.92, 2. David Blanco, CGL 1:03.70, 3. Kenan Kocoglu, DOUG 1:04.88.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:22.57 (Kalvin Hernandez, Felipe Bravo, Lance Lesage, Juan Zapata), 2. Deerfield Beach 3:24.89, 3. Douglas 3:50.57.

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Cypress Bay Favored To Defend Titles At BCAA Championships Saturday At Plantation Aquatic Complex

By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, September 28, 2018–Will Lightning strike twice at the Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championship Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex?

The Cypress Bay Lightning girls and boys teams, with both talent and depth, are favored to defend their titles in the day-long meet.

The much-anticipated BCAA meet attracts all BCAA-member schools and excludes Pine Crest, American Heritage, NSU University School, Westminster Academy, Archbishop McCarthy, Calvary Christian and other private teams allowing schools to earn county bragging rights.

Last year Cypress Bay, coached by John Spire, won the boys title by nearly 100 points with 419 points ahead of Fort Lauderdale, St. Thomas Aquinas, Douglas and Cooper City. The Lightning also won the boys title in 2015.

The girls team won with 554 points, more than 100 points ahead of St. Thomas Aquinas, Cooper City, Fort Lauderdale and Cardinal Gibbons.

Several defending champions and record holders are in the field.

Paige Lane of Cypress Bay won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.20. Teammate Gaby Banks won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.23.

Kathleen Golding of Cooper City won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.93 and 100-yard freestyle in 51.14. Both were BCAA records.

Diego Machado of Cypress Bay won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.92.

Rafael Rodriguez of Pembroke Pines Charter won the 100-yard butterfly in 52.46.

Fort Lauderdale’s Kevin De Grijze won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.33.

The only BCAA swimmer ranked No. 1 in the Broward County honor roll is Juan Zapata of St. Thomas Aquinas. He has the fastest 200-yard individual medley time in 1:55.71 and 100-yard butterfly in 51.28. Cypress Bay is the top-ranked BCAA team ranked second behind Pine Crest.

Top seeds in the 1-meter diving event are Tyler Flowers of Cooper City and freshman Reese Lansman of Douglas.

Freshman Mallory Schleicher of Cooper City, making her BCAA meet debut, is seeded first in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:04.00.

Other top seeds are: Kathleen Golding, 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley; De Grijze, 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly; Zapata, 200-yard individual medley; Banks, 50-yard freestyle; Dante Poe, Pompano Beach, 50-yard freestyle; Giulianna Garcia, Monarch, 100-yard butterfly; Solana Capalbo of Cypress Bay, 100-yard freestyle; Robert Wilson of Cooper City, 100-yard freestyle; Mattheus Santos of Pompano Beach, 500-yard freestyle; Gwen Bencie of Pompano Beach, 100-yard backstroke; Lance Lesage of St. Thomas Aquinas, 100-yard backstroke; Molly Golding of Cooper City, 100-yard breaststroke; and Javier Roman of Cooper City, 100-yard breaststroke.

The meet has only been cancelled once and that was in 2016 when Hurricane Matthew forced the cancellation of several high school events in Broward and Palm Beach counties.


American Heritage Plantation will compete Saturday in the FSPA High School Invitational at Sailfish Splash Aquatic Athletics Center, site if this year’s state meet. Among the Patriots 18 swimmers will be Daniel Escobar, Sebastian Lares, Joseph Lee, Nicolas Rossi, Isabella Taylor, Thea Mckenna and Julie and Olivia Mason. Pine Crest is sending five divers including two-time defending state champion Kevin Mendez.


COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Cypress Bay 973, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 747, 3. Fort Lauderdale 677.5, 4. Cooper City 648, 5. Douglas 475, 6. Pembroke Pines Charter 349, 7. Pompano Beach 335, 8. Deerfield Beach 291, 9. Coral Glades 286, 10. South Broward 234, 11. Everglades 215, 12. Cardinal Gibbons 204, 13. Nova 200, 14. Coral Springs Charter 189, 15. West Broward 167, 16. Western 165, 17. Taravella 164, 18. South Plantation 134.5, 19. Coral Springs 99, 20. Northeast 90, 21. Monarch 59, 22. Flanagan 58, 23. McArthur 20.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Cypress Bay 554, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 426, 3. Cooper City 334, 4. Fort Lauderdale 332, 5. Cardinal Gibbons 166, 6. Deerfield Beach 165, 7. Coral Springs Charter 164, 8. Douglas 159, 9. Everglades 157, 10. Taravella 118, 11. Pembroke Pines Charter 115, 12. Pompano Beach 113, 13. Coral Glades 112, 14. Nova 107, 15. South Broward 92, 16. Western, West Broward 72, 18. South Plantation 64, 19. Monarch 38, 20. Northeast 30, 21. Flanagan 25, 22. Coral Springs, McArthur 20.


200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:51.15 (Ellie Koch, Isabella Nigro, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks), 2. Cooper City 1:51.39, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:53.90.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 1:54.20, 2. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 1:58.26, 3. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:58.69.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:02.93, 2. Molly Golding, CC 2:13.44, 3. Lalainie Bannister, STA 2:17.23.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.23, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.26, 3. Savannah Yates, CG 24.98.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Racine Ross, FTL 57.95, 2. Delaney Biro, CSC 59.84, 3. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:00.82.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 51.14, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 52.57, 3. Paige Lane, CB 52.98.

1-meter diving: 1. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 232.45, 2. Courtney Russo, CC 225.95, 3. Leanne Sheffer, SP 215.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Giulia Guerre Montes, FTL 5:12.65, 2. Summer Schulte, PB 5:14.18, 3. Barbara Bernal, CC 5:21.41.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:40.88 (Solana Capalbo, Barbara Bernal, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding), 2. Cypress Bay 1:43.75, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:45.94.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Giulia Guerre Montes, FL 59.48, 2. Kayla Cunningham, EVER 1:02.04, 3. Ellie Koch, CB 1:02.67.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Savannah Yates, CG 1:07.45, 2. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.98, 3. Daniela Kim, CB 1:09.37.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:40.92 (Paige Lane, Elizabeth Riley, Ulrike Tovilla, Gaby Banks), 2. St. Thomas 3:45.85, 3. Fort Lauderdale 3:57.89.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Cypress Bay 419, 2. Fort Lauderdale 345.5, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 321, 4. Douglas 316, 5. Cooper City 314, 6. Pembroke Pines Charter 234, 7. Pompano Beach 222, 8. Coral Glades 174, 9. South Broward 142, 10. Deerfield Beach 126, 11. West Broward 95, 12. Western, Nova 93, 14. Coral Springs 79, 15. South Plantation 70.5, 16. Northeast 60, 17. Everglades 58, 18. Taravella 46, 19. Cardinal Gibbons 38, 20. Flanagan 33, 21. Coral Springs Charter 25, 22. Monarch 21.


200-yard medley relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:39.51 (Andres Lares, Ricky Roche, Rafael Rodriguez, Casey Moya), 2. Cypress Bay 1:40.82, 3. Fort Lauderdale 1:41.64.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Diego Machado, CB 1:42.92, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:44.90, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:45.36.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 1:55.03, 2. Juan Zapata, STA 1:55.20, 3. Rafael Santos, PB 1:59.83.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 21.77, 2. Dante Poe, PB 22.36, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 22.46.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 52.46, 2. Diego Machado, CB 53.02, 3. Juan Serna, WB 53.27.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 47.87, 2. Heath Brames, CC 49.01, 3. Juan Serna, WB 49.18.

1-meter diving: 1. Connor Dietrich, DOUG 206.55, 2. Tyler Flowers, CC 193.40, 3. Dillon Kadish, NOVA 177.90.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Lares, PPC 4:36.77, 2. Carlos Vasquez, STA 4:38.17, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:45.05.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:31.50 (Heath Brames, Ivan Capalbo, Mark Zhang, Robert Wilson), 2. Douglas 1:31.96, 3. Cypress Bay 1:32.06.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ricardo Roche, PPC 52.58, 2. Juan Zapata, STA 53.52, 3. Alex Marrero, SB 55.13.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 1:00.33, 2. Yona Rubin, FTL 1:01.36, 3. Andrew Rogantinsky, SB 1:01.52.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:15.80 (Ricardo Roche, Sebastian Sevilla, Rafael Rodriguez, Andres Lares), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:16.91, 3. Cypress Bay 3:17.60.


What: Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championship

When: Saturday, swimming prelims and diving, 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street, Plantation.

Of note: The one-day meet is hosted by the BCAA, Pembroke Pines Charter, St. Thomas Aquinas and City of Plantation…All relays and 500 freestyle event will be swum as timed finals…Admission is $7 for prelims and finals. Children under-12 are free. Heat sheets are $5. Parking is free…Meet directors are Rose Lockie, Terrell Woods and Alec Wathen.

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SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez Triple Winner On Day Three Of SOFLO Distance and IMX/IMR Challenge

By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 17, 2017–Rafael Rodriguez of South Florida Aquatic Club won three events and swam a lifetime best to highlight action on the third and final day of the SOFLO IMX/IMR Challenge Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Rodriguez, 15, fine tuning for the upcoming district meet, won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:54.62, dropping 0.94 off his previous best of 1:55.56.

Rodriguez also won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:57.88, the only swimmer to crack 2 minutes; and 500-yard freestyle in 4:42.83.

In Sunday’s two sessions some of SOFLO’s other top finishers were:

Enrique Rodriguez, 12-and-under, won the 100-yard backstroke, 1:02.42, time drop; second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.25, also a time drop; and third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.86.

Kathleen Golding, 13-and-over, 200-yard individual medley, 2:03.73; second in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:05.71; and second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:00.66.

Christopher Hau, 12-and-under, 100-yard breaststroke, second in 1:11.45, time drop.

Sabrina Osorio, 12-and-under, 100-yard breaststroke, third in 1:15.38, time drop.

Alejandro Mateus, 12-and-under, 100-yard backstroke, third in 1:03.84, time drop; third in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:01.56, time drop.

During the three-day meet, SOFLO swimmers got the chance to gauge themselves at every level. Nearly every SOFLO swimmer had at least one time drop.

Up-and-coming swimmers competed in the IMR (Ready) Challenge in timed finals. The USA Swimming-designed meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score. Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

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

In addition to SOFLO, among other FGC teams that competed were AquaKids Sharks, City of Miami Parks, Hialeah, YMCA, Hurricanes Swimming, Azura, Gulliver, Flying Fish, Shelton Doral, SWAT and Pompano Beach.



50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Emiliana Chacon, CM 34.46; SOFLO TOP 20: 9. Abigail-Marie Natino 38.59, time drop.

100-yard backstroke: 12-and-under, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 1:05.40; SOFLO TOP 20: 6. Sofia Osorio 1:07.90, time drop, 10. Valerie Vank 1:10.11, time drop, 11. Alexis Christensen 1:10.17, time drop, 14. Kerry Cunningham 1:12.16, 16. Leah Pando 1:12.82, time drop, 18. Sabrina Osorio 1:13.06, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, CM 35.29; SOFLO TOP 20: 13. Annie Schulze 47.59, time drop, 15. Abigail-Marie Natino 47.72, time drop, 17. Savini Subasingha 49.26, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke: 12-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:10.59; SOFLO TOP 20: 3. Sabrina Osorio 1:15.38, time drop, 4. Valerie Vank 1:15.40, time drop, 16. Natalia Sibug 1:22.07, time drop, 18. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:22.73, time drop.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Elyse Wood, Gulliver 33.67; SOFLO TOP 20: 13. Abigail-Marie Natino 41.11, time drop.

100-yard butterfly: 12-and-under, 1. Rebecca Montero, Unattached 1:03.41; SOFLO TOP 20: 8. Valerie Vank 1:08.10, time drop, 10. Luna Delgado 1:09.75, time drop, 12. Sofia Osorio 1:10.11, time drop, 15. Kerry Cunningham 1:12.49, time drop, 16. Sabrina Osorio 1:14.17, time drop, 18. Alexis Christensen 1:15.58, 20. Kailey Smith 1:16.13, time drop.


50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Dylan Ferguson, FFSC 33.37; SOFLO TOP 20: 6. Kevin Moya 38.02, time drop, 14. Connor Jimenez 43.81, time drop, 15. Juan Vallmitjana 44.93, time drop, 17. Matthew Jimenez 45.50, 18. Brandon Lozano 45.80, time drop, 19. Joseph-Blake Natino 46.10.

100-yard backstroke: 12-and-under, 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:02.42, time drop; SOFLO TOP 20: 2. Alejandro Mateus 1:03.84, time drop, 3. Christopher Hau 1:04.79, time drop, 6. Christian Tijero 1:06.08, time drop, 7. Logan Gonzalez 1:06.72, time drop, 8. Nathaniel Garrick 1:07.66, time drop, 10. Aldo Zepeda 1:08.91, time drop, 12. Alessandro Pereira 1:09.96, 13. Matthew Kim 1:10.60, time drop, 16. Lucas Porven 1:12.41, time drop, 20. Javier Colmenares 1:13.52.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Andriy Huertas, Gulliver 38.99; SOFLO TOP 2: 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 46.26, time drop, 11. Connor Jimenez 49.94, 15. Juan Vallmitjana 51.55, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke: 12-and-under, 1. Charles Pujula, HSC 1:09.36; SOFLO TOP 20: 2. Christopher Hau 1:11.45, time drop, 3. Enrique Rodriguez 1:11.86, 4. Logan Gonzalez 1:13.89, time drop, 5. Samuel Bullen 1:16.13, 7. Javier Colmenares 1:16.83, time drop, 10. Christian Tijero 1:17.85, time drop, 13. Alejandro Mateus, 1:19.48, time drop, 15. Nathaniel Garrick 1:21.17, time drop, 16. Matthew Kim 1:21.33, 17. Alessandro Pereira 1:21.50, 18. Lucas Porven 1:21.51, time drop.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Nicholas Navarro, HSC 33.14; SOFLO TOP 20: 12. Kevin Moya 41.74, time drop, 14. Joseph-Blake Natino 43.03, time drop, 18. Connor Jimenez 45.41.

100-yard butterfly: 12-and-under, 1. Charles Pujula, HSC 1:00.13; SOFLO TOP 20: 2. Enrique Rodriguez 1:01.25, time drop, 3. Alejandro Mateus 1:01.56, time drop, 5. Christian Tijero 1:05.53, time drop, 6. Christopher Hau 1:07.33, time drop, 7. Lucas Porven 1:08.07, time drop, 8. Nathaniel Garrick 1:08.19, time drop, 9. Logan Gonzalez 1:08.81, time drop, 10. Aldo Zepeda 1:09.40, time drop, 12. Javier Colmenares 1:09.51, time drop, 13. Alessandro Pereira 1:10.02.



200-yard butterfly: 13-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:04.62; SOFLO TOP 20: 2. Kathleen Golding 2:05.71, 3. Daniela Curbelo 2:14.30, 6. Paige Lane 2:17.63, 7. Mallory Schleicher 2:18.09, time drop, 8. Kayla Cunningham 2:18.99, 9. Sara Quintero 2:19.58, time drop, 12. Sara Acevedo 2:21.11, 13. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:22.86, time drop, 17. Alana Acevedo 2:28.28, time drop, 19. Maya Coffey 2:30.38, time drop.

200-yard individual medley: 13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:03.73; SOFLO TOP 20: 6. Mallory Schleicher 2:17.78, time drop, 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:18.90, 8. Kayla Cunningham 2:19.87, 10. Paige Lane 2:21.29, time drop, 11. Daniela Curbelo 2:21.33, 13. Sara Quintero 2:22.80, 14. Rebekah Ling 2:24.98, time drop, 16. Sarah Acevedo 2:26.19, 19. Maya Coffey 2:27.36.

500-yard freestyle: 13-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 4:58.68; SOFLO TOP 20: 2. Kathleen Golding 5:00.66, 3. Paige Lee 5:20.64, 4. Kayla Cunningham 5:21.17, time drop, 5. Mallory Schleicher 5:22.30, time drop, 9. Jennifer Rodriguez 5:30.37, 10. Sara Quintero 5:31.33, 11. Maya Coffey 5:32.26, 13. Sarah Acevedo 5:33.86, 17. Daniela Curbelo 5:43.42, 18. Emma Twombly 5:42.64, time drop.


200-yard butterfly: 13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:54.62, time drop; SOFLO TOP 20: 3. CJ Kopecki 1:57.09, 4. Ricardo Roche 2:01.99, time drop, 5. Joseph Lee 2:03.42, time drop, 7. Luis Villanueva 2:03.75, 9. Heath Brames 2:04.27, time drop, 11. Samuel Quintero 2:05.37, 12. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.52, 14. Sebastian Lares 2:07.30, time drop, 16. Juan Diaz 2:07.68, 18. Luke Lezotte 2:08.59, time drop, 19. John Paul Handal 2:08.69, time drop.

200-yard individual medley: 13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:57.88; SOFLO TOP 20: 3. Ricardo Roche 2:02.03, 4. Samuel Quintero 2:03.47, 5. Heath Brames 2:04.38, 7. CJ Kopecki 2:04.79, 8. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.15, 9. Luis Villanueva 2:05.31, 12. Sebastian Lares 2:06.87, 16. Juan Diaz 2:08.79, 17. John Paul Handal 2:09.97, 18. David Avalos Aday 2:10.01, time drop, 19. Lance Lesage 2:10.11.

500-yard freestyle: 13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:42.83; SOFLO TOP 20: 3. CJ Kopecki 4:53.84, 5. Joseph Lee 4:57.38, 6. Leonardo Mateus 4:57.88, 8. Michael Arias 4:58.63, time drop, 10. Sebastian Lares 5:01.78, time drop,11. Heath Brames 5:02.58, 12. Juan Diaz 5:02.72, 16. Samuel Quintero 5:05.18, 17. Luke Lezotte 5:06.63, time drop, 19. Nicolas Munoz 5:08.57, 20. John Paul Handal 5:09.28, time drop.

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