SOFLO Heads Field At Sunday Piranhas Turkey Classic; Meet Holds Food Drive For Homeless


By Sharon Robb

November 5, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers head the field for the Pompano Beach Piranhas Turkey Classic Sunday at the Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

The meet is geared for swimmers ages 10-and-under and 11-12.

There is one timed final that begins at 9 a.m.

Twenty-nine SOFLO swimmers will compete in 113 events.

SOFLO’s talented contingent is: Madison Adkins, 10; Colin Alfonso, 12; Clara Bland, 7; Mariann Operana Catalasan, 10; Alexis Christensen, 11; Kaitlyn Consuegra, 10; Fiorella Di Salvo, 8; Matthew Escudero, 10; Mia Escudero, 12; Celeste Estrada, 11; Emma Gomez, 9; Logan Gonzalez, 11; Benjamin Kim, 9; Matthew Kim, 11; Maria Legaspi, 10; Anastasia Lutz, 10; Ella Michael, 7; Abigail-Marie Nation, 9; Judith-Alison Natino, 11; Eddie Oliver, 9; Tess Ruppert, 10; Carleigh Schleicher, 10; Annie Schulze, 10; Gavin Sheyda, 10; Sebastian Shy, 12; Natalia Sibug, 10; Samantha Solis, 11; Victoria Torres, 12; and Valerie Vank, 11.

Awards for first through third place are trophies and large, medium and small turkeys. Fourth to eighth place earn bronze medals.

The one-day meet is serving as a food drive for the hungry and homeless in Broward County. Swim meet organizers are asking all visitors to bring a gift that would help provide food and non-perishable groceries for families battling hunger. A local agency will be designated to receive the food gifts.

IF YOU GO

What: Pompano Beach Piranhas Turkey Classic

When: Sunday, 9 a.m.

Where: Pompano Beach Aquatic Center, 820 NE 18th Ave.

Admission: Heat sheets $3. There will be no admission at the door for this event which is a food drive to feed the hungry and homeless in Broward County. All visitors are asked to bring non-perishable food to donate. For more information call the team office at 954-401-0045.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com for results and questions.

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AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 229: Florida State, SOFLO’s Tiffany Oliver Compete This Weekend

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 229: Florida State, SOFLO’s Tiffany Oliver Compete This Weekend


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

January 18, 2013

Florida State’s men’s and women’s swimming team, gearing up for the post-regular season meets, return to action on Friday and Saturday on the road against South Carolina, Arkansas, N.C. State and Georgia Tech.

“We knew that this weekend was going to test our team,” Florida State coach Neil Harper said. “Going on the road isn’t easy along with being tired and training hard.

“We’re facing two SEC schools and both have had success on the NCAA level,” Harper said. “Then we have to switch gears and take on two teams that would like nothing more than to beat us. It’s going to be a challenge all weekend.”

The Seminoles take on SEC teams South Carolina and No. 18 Arkansas on Friday in Columbia, S.C. Less than 24 hours later, the Seminoles swim N.C. State and Georgia Tech in Raleigh, N.C.

The women’s team (10-3, 3-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) is ranked No. 21 and led by South Florida Aquatic Club’s Tiffany Oliver, an NCAA qualifier ranked among the nation’s best.

“Arkansas is as hot as any team in the country,” Harper said. “They swam so fast last weekend against Penn State and they are going to be well-prepared in order to get a few more wins on Friday. We are just going to have to step up and do the best we can.”

More College Swimming

University of Florida will host Florida Atlantic in a dual meet Saturday at the Stephen O’Connell Center in Gainesville.

The Gators, ranked No. 7 are unbeaten in dual meets (4-0) and Southeastern Conference (3-0). The women are ranked No. 9 in the nation and are 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

The Gators hold a 15-0 series lead in the men’s series and 16-0 in the women’s series.

While most of the Gators team will remain in Gainesville, eight swimmers and one diver will compete in the SMU Classic in Dallas on Friday and Saturday. Among the men’s field are No. 1-ranked Michigan, Purdue, USC, SMU and Louisville.

The Gator women, led by Olympian Elizabeth Beisel, are coming off a long layoff. Florida last competed in December at the Ohio State Invitational.

The men’s team is led by South African Sebastien Rousseau and Marcin Cieslak of Poland. Joining Torres are other Florida Gold Coast swimmers Ryan Rosenbaum, Austin Manganiello, Luke Torres, Thomas Veale and Carlos Omana.

Austin Grand Prix

USA Swimming is offering $150,000 in prize money for the 2012-13 Arena Grand Prix Series that resumes Friday in Austin, Texas. The meet is being televised live by the Universal Sports Network, 7-8:30 p.m.

As part of USA Swimming’s new eight-year partnership with Arena, first place winners will take home $500, second place $300 and third place $100.

Missy Franklin, Anthony Ervin, Tyler Clary, Ricky Berens and Ryan Lochte head the field for the three-day meet that ends on Sunday. Franklin is entered in six events.

The remaining Grand Prix events are Orlando, Feb. 14-16; Mesa, Ariz., April 11-13; Charlotte Ultraswim, May 9-12 and Santa Clara Grand Prix, May 30-June 2.

Arena, which is making a huge splash with its expansion is the United States, recently signed 15-year-old Lithuanian gold medalist Ruta Meilutyte and the Olympic Nice Club in France, home of Camille Muffat and Yannick Agnel.

Open water swimming

Early registration is now open for the Oct. 13 Bermuda Round the Sound Swims, according to race director Randy Nutt of Aqua Moon Adventures. Race distances offered for the 23rd annual event are 10K, 7.25K, 4K, 2K and 0.8K. Age group categories are junior 12-and-under, teen 13-19, open 20-39, masters 40-59 and senior 60-plus. Dolphin Swim Team of Bermuda is the host team. Since its inception the race has raised more than $300,000 for local Bermuda charities. Email Nutt for more information or entry forms at info@RandyNutt.com or RN007@bellsouth.net.

Miscellaneous

The American Swimming Association is the latest to ban disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, stripping him of all titles that he won in ASA-sanctioned events. He has been banned for life from any future ASA events…Justin Zook of Fort Lauderdale was named to the U.S. Paralympics national swim team…Olympian Summer Sanders, the most decorated U.S. swimmer at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, is training for the Feb. 24 Disney Princess Half Marathon. Her Summer On The Run 12-week blog and video series can be found at http://www.espnW.com. She is married to Olympic skier Erik Schlopy and has two children.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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HIGH SCHOOL NEWS: Driscoll Signs With California, Two Big High School Meets This Weekend

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS: Driscoll Signs With California, Two Big High School Meets This Weekend


September 21, 2011

Lauren Driscoll, the top high school girls’ swimmer in Broward County, has signed with the University of California.

The Bears’ 2012 women’s recruiting class is already turning into the program’s best of all time after signing Driscoll and U.S. national team members Liz Pelton and Rachel Bootsma.

Two weeks after making her visit to the Berkeley campus, the American Heritage senior made her decision. She was recruited by several colleges including USC, Georgia and Florida.

The Bears, coached by U.S. Olympic women’s coach Teri McKeever, now has three of the nation’s top-ranked high school recruits.

Driscoll is a Junior Pan Pacific Championships meet record holder in the 800 freestyle and high school state record holder in the 200 freestyle. Her 500 freestyle time would have placed her 12th at NCAAs last season.

The Fort Lauderdale Aquatics club swimmer is versatile, also swimming the 100 freestyle, individual medley and 200 backstroke.

Driscoll, who lives in Cooper City with her parents and younger brother Jack, got her start with SOFLO coach Rose Lockie, then a coach at Cooper City. It was Lockie who encouraged Driscoll to pursue swimming to its fullest.

In other signings, another Top 10 recruit, Swedish swimmer Emma Svensson signed a national letter of intent with Florida Gulf Coast University. Svensson is the Swedish national record holder in the 50-meter backstroke. In the program’s short four-year history, she is the women’s program biggest signing. The program, headed by former Florida Atlantic coach Neal Studd, just made its full transition into Division I status. The program could also benefit from what the City of Fort Myers is trying to attract. According to the Fort Myers News Press, the city is in final negotiations with the National Swim Center Corporation on a $25 million dollar project to convert the former Red Sox spring training park in a five-pool complex that is expected to increase the already talent-rich South Florida area.

University School Hosts Suns Invitational

University School of NSU will host the second annual Suns High School Swimming and Diving Invitational on Saturday.

American Heritage Plantation, led by SOFLO’s Luke Torres and Yousef Alaskari of Davie Nadadores and Boca Raton head the field. SOFLO’s Marco Hosfeld heads University School.

Among other teams entered are American Heritage Delray Beach, Somerset, Chaminade-Madonna, Zion Lutheran and Sagemont.

The meet has attracted a good turnout of athletes despite two conflicting Saturday meets, the Catholic State Championships at Bishop Moore and Florida Gold Coast Invitational at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

IF YOU GO

What: Suns High School Swimming and Diving Invitational.

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Nova Southeastern University/University School School Aquatic Complex, SW 36th and 75th Ave., Davie.

Of note: Admission: $3, heat sheets $3.

Bishop Moore Hosts Catholic States

St. Thomas Aquinas and Archbishop McCarthy, with several SOFLO swimmers, will compete Saturday at the Florida Catholic Swimming and Diving Championships at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center.

SOFLO’s Brandon Goldman, Kyle Desrosiers, Ashley Monaghan and Mia Fiorenzi lead St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the meet favorites.

SOFLO’s Kaitlin Armstrong and Matthew Gonzalez lead Archbishop McCarthy coached by SOFLO’s Chris Anderson and Megan Garland.

Bishop Moore host swim coach and meet director Jillian Martin Wilkins is a former swimmer for the Fort Lauderdale Swim Team and Jack Nelson.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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BROWARD COUNTY HONOR ROLL, Issue Two: High School News

BROWARD COUNTY HONOR ROLL, Issue Two: High School News


September 19, 2011

GIRLS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. American Heritage 1:50.86 (Lauren Driscoll, Lindsey McKnight, Alina Schulhofer, Jessica Randolph), 2. Pine Crest 1:53.68 (Tyla Martin, Lindsey Swartz, Miriyam Ghali, Kaelah Chaney), 3. University School 1:56.17 (Allison Kopas, Emily Kopas, Krissa Robinson, Evy Sands), 4. South Florida Heat 1:57.75, 5. Coral Springs Charter 1:57.97, 6. West Broward 1:58.02, 7. Nova 1:58.88 (Amanda Tipton, Aliyah Wakeland, Ali Moser, Daniela Veloza).  

200-yard Freestyle:  1. Lindsey McKnight, AH 1:52.36, 2. Alina Schulhofer, AH 1:55.45, 3. Clara Smiddy, SFH 1:56.77, 4. Brittany Hammond, PC 1:57.62, 5. Tyla Martin, PC 2:00.25, 6. Emma Lincoln, CB 2:00.43, 7. Marcella Marinheiro, WB 2:02.08, 8. Daniela Veloza, NOVA 2:02.80.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Lindsey McKnight, AH 2:06.28, 2. Lauren Driscoll, AH 2:08.05, 3. Brittany Hammond, PC 2:08.13, 4. Emily Kopas, US 2:12.16, 5. Lindsey Swartz, PC 2:13.44, 6. Mallory McKeon, PC 2:13.95, 7. Caroline Nava, WA 2:16.73, 8. Rose Smiddy, SFH 2:17.30, 9. Alina Schulhofer, AH 2:17.69, 10. Melissa Marinheiro, WB 2:18.65.    

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Zoie Balthazar, SP 24.97, 2. Emily Greenwood, DOUG 25.16, 3. Becky DeRogatis, CG, 25.30,  4. Jessica Randolph, AH 25.32, 5. Kaelah Chaney, PC 25.36, 6. Hannah Veale, PC 25.59, 7. Vargas, STA 25.83, 8. Schumaker, CC 25.93.  

100-yard Butterfly: 1. Alina Schulhofer, AH 1:01.49, 2. Caroline Nava, WA 1:01.52, 3. Mia Fiorenzi, STA 1:01.69, 4. Amanda Tipton, NOVA 1:01.94, 5. Miriyam Ghali, PC 1:01.97, 6. Amber Hunter, WB 1:02.11, 7. Allison Kopas, US 1:02.51, 8. Chantal Bouthillier, AH 1:02.87, 9. Brennan, STA 1:03.09, 10. Daniela Veloza, NOVA 1:03.81. 

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Alexander, STA 270.00, 2. Habig, STA 266.48, 3. Carolyn Chaney, PC 256.20, 4. Insel, SP 227.65, 5. Green, WB 208.9, 6. Carson Knaby, US 187.50, 7. Juliette Pozzuouli, PC 152.20, 8. Carly Ehrlich, PC 133.50.  

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Jessica Randolph, AH 54.34, 2. Emma Lincoln, CB 55.40, 3. Hannah Veale, PC 55.73, 4. Zoie Balthazar, SP 56.08, 5. Melissa Marinheiro, WB 56.28, 6. Oliva, STA 56.65, 7. Ali Moser, NOVA 57.42. 

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Brittany Hammond, PC 5:03.17, 2. Alina Schulhofer, AH 5:06.17, 3. Lauren Driscoll, AH 5:06.30, 4. Clara Smiddy, SFH 5:09.32, 5. Mallory McKeon, PC 5:19.51, 6. Caroline Nava (WA) 5:26.80, 7. Allison Kopas, US 5:29.07, 8. Leonie Davies, WB 5:29.08, 9. Amanda Tipton, NOVA 5:31.20, 10. Daniela Veloza, NOVA 5:31.76.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:40.94 (Kaelah Chaney, Brittany Hammond, Hannah Veale, Mallory McKeon), 2. Westminster Academy 1:46.31, 3. American Heritage 1:46.66 (Ana Rodriguez, Alexandra Pacitti, Krista Gomes, Chantal Bouthillier), 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:46.84, 5. Nova 1:46.95 (Ali Moser, Daniela Veloza, Sam Sanchez, Amanda Tipton), 6. Cypress Bay 1:47.44, 7. Cardinal Gibbons 1:48.39, 8. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:48.75.

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Lindsey McKnight, AH 1:00.30, 2. Emily Greenwood, DOUG 1:02.02, 3. Ma. Marinheiro, WB 1:03.19, 4. Jaramillo, STA 1:03.38, 5. Rose Smiddy, SFH 1:03.45, 6. Amanda Tipton, NOVA 1:03.55, 7. Diamond, CSSC 1:03.57,8. Tyla Martin, PC 1:03.70, 9. Adams, FTL 1:05.33. 10. Jenny Zislin, CG 1:05.39.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Lindsey McKnight, AH 1:05.17, 2. Emily Kopas, US 1:05.72, 3. Lindsey Swartz, PC 1:07.35, 4. Kaelah Chaney, PC 1:12.07, 5. Lucia Morris, CSC 1:12.50, 6. Serah Adkison, SFH 1:14.73, 7. Chantal Bouthillier, AH 1:14.88, 8. Borrelli, STA 1:14.15, 9. Zoie Balthazar, SP 1:14.32.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. American Heritage 3:38.65 (Alina Schulhofer, Chantal Bouthillier, Jessica Randolph, Lindsey McKnight), 2. Pine Crest 3:40.08 (Brittany Hammond, Tyla Martin, Hannah Veale, Mallory McKeon) 3. West Broward 3:48.72, 4. South Plantation 3:52.18, 5. Nova 3:53.14 (Ali Moser, Daniela Veloza, Sam Sanchez, Amanda Tipton), 6. South Florida Heat 3:53.50, 7. Coral Springs Charters 3:53.60, 8. University School 3:55.54 (Allison Kopas, Krissa Robinson, Evy Sands, Emily Kopas.

GIRLS TEAM RANKINGS

1.Pine Crest, 2. American Heritage, 3. University School, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas, 5. Cardinal Gibbons, Cypress Bay, Nova, South Florida Heat.

BOYS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 1:38.61 (Yousef Alaskari, Luke Torres, Digby Nothard, Daniel Spas), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:41.57, 3. Westminster Academy 1:43.21, 4. Pine Crest 1:44.08 (Adam Dear, Thomas Doolittle, Ryan Walter, Delaney Brock), 5. Cypress Bay 1:46.56, 6. Nova 1:47.17 (Ryan Henderson, David Cantu, Kuzjomkin, Anton Kuzjomkin), 7. Archbishop McCarthy 1:47.56, 8. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:47.89. 

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Austin Saunders, WA 1:44.86, 2. Franco Lupoli, CB 1:44.91, 3. Austin Evenson, PC 1:49.11, 4. Dylan Marsolek, STA 1:50.06, 5. Kent Haeffner, PC 1:50.58, 6. Ryan Walter, PC 1:50.59, 7. Alec Wathen, STA 1:51.09, 8. Marco Hosfeld, US 1:51.48.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Yousef Alaskari, AH 1:53.50, 2. Brandon Goldman, STA 2:03.58, 3. Jose Serra, CB 2:03.59, 4. Adam Dear, PC 2:04.12, 5. Ryan Walter, PC 2:05.55, 6. Kristof Kertesz (SB) 2:04.27, 7. Fons, STA 2:06.20, 8. Alex Evenson, PC 2:07.32, B. Kraut, CB 2:07.63, 9. Mauricio Hidalgo, DOUG 2:07.78.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Austin Saunders, WA 21.05, 2. Daniel Spas, AH 21.40, 3. Logan Johnstone, WA 22.33, 4. Marcel Betschart, PC 22.39, Descartes Holland, PC 22.39, 5. RJ Moore, STA 22.63, 6. Silva, STA 22.77, 7. Vidal Cantu, NOVA 23.16, 8. Marc Rojas, PPC 23.23, 9. Parra, CB 23.28,10. Digby Nothard, AH 23.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. John Harrington, STA 256.73, 2. Sanchez, CSC 246.50, 3. Chris Doolittle, Zion Lutheran 241.05, 4. Zach Laurence, US 2:17.10, 5. Connor Gerrits, PC 209.15, 6. Fabien Dumarielle, NOVA 200.25, 7. Austin Fields, PC 146.20.

100-yard Butterfly: 1. Yousef Alaskari, AH 49.70, 2. Austin Saunders, WA 51.17, 3. Luke Torres, AH 52.11, 4. Lilley, STA 54.14, 5. Adam Dear, PC 54.85, 6. Salinas, CC 55.35, 7. Mauricio Hidalgo, DOUG 55.49, 8. Ryan Walter, PC 55.71, 9. Menchaca, STA 56.53, 10. Aleks Kuzjomkin, NOVA 56.61.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Daniel Spas, AH 47.89, 2. Franco Lupoli, CB 48.29, 3. Lilley, STA 49.28, 4. Logan Johnstone, WA 49.54, 5. Delaney Brock, PC 49.68, 6. Parra, CB 49.91, 7. Vidal Cantua, NOVA 50.32, 8. Johnstone, WA 50.39, 9. Descartes Holland, PC 50.81, 10. Josh Cutter, DOUG 50.93, 11. Kent Haeffner, PC 51.99. 

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Dylan Marsolek, STA 4:49.44, 2. Austin Evenson, PC 4:49.81, 3. Fernando Bohorquez, AH 4:59.19, 4. Kent Haeffner, PC 4:57.90, 5. Matthew Lyn, US 5:04.03, 6. Sebastian Oberndorder, US 5:05.32, 7. Alex Evenson, PC 5:05.36, 8. Fons, STA 5:05.88, 9. Marco Hosfeld, US 5:06.50, 10. Austin Saunders, WA 5:06.73

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. American Heritage 1:27.16 (Yousef Alaskari, Luke Torres, Digby Nothard, Daniel Spas), 2. Pine Crest 1:30.76 (Ryan Walter, Adam Dear, Delaney Brock, Austin Evenson), 3. Westminster Academy 1:33.09, 4. Nova 1:33.57 (Anton Kuzjomkin, Aleks Kuzjomin, Van Easter, Vidal Cantu), 5. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:33.93, 6. Cypress Bay 1:36.68, 7. University School 1:38.89 (Marco Hosfeld, Sebastian Oberndorfer, Andres Zalduondo, Matthew Lyn), 8. Pompano Beach 1:39.00.

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Yousef Alaskari, AH 52.66, 2. Luke Torres, AH 55.53, 3. Brandon Goldman, STA 55.72, 4. Marcel Bestchart, PC 56.90, 5. Delaney Brock, PC 57.25, 6. Ryan Walter, PC 58.38, 7. Chad Moody, CG 58.64, 8. Jose Serra, CB 58.72, 9. Ivan Parada, PPC 59.32, 10. Matt Smutny, SFH 59.49, 11. Vidal Cantu, NOVA 59.51,12. Matthew Plunkett, CC 59.99.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Yousef Alaskari, AH 1:00.15, 2. Luke Torres, AH 1:00.97, 3. Kristof Kertesz, SB 1:02.86, 4. Marc Rojas, PPC 1:04.81, 5. Funderburk, WES 1:04.82, 6. Thomas Doolittle, PC 1:05.51, 7. Brandon Goldman, STA 1:05.83, 8. Zebib, CB 1:06.57, 9. Jack Cawley, PC 1:06.68, 10. Vidal Cantu, NOVA 1:07.31, 11. Hank Contich, SFH 1:07.56.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. American Heritage 3:13.74 (Yousef Alaskari, Luke Torres, Fernando Bohorquez, Daniel Spas), 2. Pine Crest 3:19.46, 3. Nova 3:29.07 (Anton Kuzjomkin, Aleks Kuzjomin, Brandon Parkinson, David Cantu), 4. Cypress Bay 3:33.04, 5. Archbishop McCarthy 3:33.22, 6. Pine Crest 3:35.60 (Austin Evenson, Kent Haeffner, Alex Evenson, Rak Hovart), 7. Westminster Academy 3:36.00, 8. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:36.00, 9. University School 3:37.04 (Marco Hosfeld, Sebastian Oberndorfer, Andres Zalduondo, Matthew Lyn), 10. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:37.66.

BOYS TEAM RANKINGS

1.Pine Crest, 2. American Heritage, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4. University School, 5. Douglas, Nova.

SOFLO SWIMMERS WEEK THREE HIGH SCHOOL SWIMS

Lucia Morris of Coral Springs Charter won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.50 in her team’s dual meet victory over South Plantation after the originally scheduled Sept. 1 meet was re-scheduled because of lightning…

Steph Campo of Coral Springs Charter won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.69 in her team’s 107-76 victory over South Plantation…

Luke Torres of American Heritage won the 100-yard butterfly in a season-best 52.11 and 100-yard backstroke in 55.53 and was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:14.09 in a tri-meet against Gulliver Prep and St. Brendon…

Lindsey Sauer of South Florida Heat was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.26 and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:20.26 to help the Heat win its first girls invitational of the season at the Westminster Academy Christian Schools Meet…

Bryce Pierce of South Florida Heat was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.31 and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle in 55.89…

Matthew Plunkett of Cooper City won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.99 in the Cowboys 124-25 win over McArthur and 104-62 loss to Nova…

Mauricio Hidalgo of Douglas won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.09 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.76 in the Eagles 116-72 win over Coral Glades…

Josh Cutter of Douglas won the 100-yard freestyle in 50.93 in Douglas win over Coral Glades…

Derek Schwab of Douglas won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:18.31 in Douglas win over Coral Glades…

Arturo Valery of Flanagan won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04 in his team’s 91-18 win over Miramar and 57-43 victory over South Plantation…

Marc Rojas of Pembroke Pines Charter won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.23 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.81 in his team’s 117-59 win over West Broward and 118-52 victory over Pompano Beach…

Ivan Parada of Pembroke Pines Charter won the 100-yard freestyle in 51.98 and 100-yard backstroke in 59.32 in his team’s two tri-meet wins…

Jacob Walters of West Broward won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:15.44 in his team’s 88-87 loss to Pompano Beach and 117-59 loss to Pembroke Pines Charter…

Anne Kuczynski of Douglas won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.40 in her team’s 104-68 win over Coral Glades…

Emily Greenwood of Douglas won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.16 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.02 in her team’s win over Coral Glades…

Emma Lincoln of Cypress Bay won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.94 and 100-yard freestyle in 58.09 in her team’s 112-43 win over Northeast and 111-48 win over South Broward…

Morgan Nixon of Monarch won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:14.28 and 500-yard freestyle in 6:28.32…

Marcella Marinheiro of West Broward won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.10 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.19 in her team’s wins over Pompano Beach and Pembroke Pines Charter…

Melissa Marinheiro of West Broward won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:18.65 and 100-yard freestyle in 56.28 in her team’s two victories…

Leonie Davies of West Broward won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.54 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:29.13 in her team’s two wins…

Amber Hunter of West Broward won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.11 in her team’s two wins.

Brandon Goldman of St. Thomas Aquinas won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.83 in wins over Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood Hills.

Mia Fiorenzi of St. Thomas Aquinas won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:19.88 in her team’s wins over Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood Hills.

AROUND THE STATE

High school swimmers who qualify for the FHSAA State Class 1A, 2A or 3A meets will be in for a treat when they arrive at the FHSAA host site Orlando YMCA. Through financial contributions and community partnerships worth $6.1 million, the facility was able to renovate the center that includes infrastructure improvements, new pool deck flooring, well-lit parking  and new locker rooms. There is also new indoor cycling and aerobics rooms and expanded wellness rooms, plenty of places to nap or listen to music before races. The venue is hosting a few major meets before state weekend including the Oct. 14-16 Rowdy Gaines Classic which is turning into a Who’s Who of Olympians-now-masters swimmers including Brooke Bennett…

Just a reminder, the Woodson at Pine Crest is now scheduled for Oct. 8 from Oct. 15 to avoid any conflict with the Oct. 15 Broward County Athletic Association Championships at Hall of Fame pool and Palm Beach County Championships at Lake Lytal. Bolles decided to compete at this past weekend’s Gulliver Invitational instead of Woodson so now Woodson is a wide-open meet as far as team and swimmer favorites…

Archbishop McCarthy, Cardinal Gibbons and St. Thomas Aquinas head the local contingent for the Florida Catholic State Swimming and Diving Championships for swimming and diving hosted by Bishop Moore on Saturday at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals 5 p.m. Seventeen teams are entered….University School Suns will host an all-day meet on Saturday at their state-of-the-art Davie aquatic complex. Pine Crest and American Heritage head the field. Several SOFLO swimmers are expected to compete in the meet that begins 9 a.m…Class 2A state runner-up Gainesville, led by Swimmer of the Year Ty Rocca, an All-American and two-time state champion, will host the Rob Ramirez City High School Swimming and Diving championships, also on Saturday at Westside Pool in Gainesville…At Saturday’s Lake Brantley Patriot Invitational, Sarasota Riverview won the women’s team title with 346 points followed by Olympia (213) and Spruce Creek (209). Winter Park won the boys team title with 269 points followed by Lake Highland Prep (240) and Riverview (193). FLA’s Chelsea Britt, making her debut at Orlando Boone after transferring from Lake Highland Prep, scored most of her team’s points. Britt, a junior, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:04.37 and 100-yard butterfly in 56.07. She also swam on two relays that made consolation finals.

For any additions, corrections or news, all coaches, swimmers and parents are welcome to contact Sharon Robb at sha11cats@aol.com

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AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 76: Ryan Lochte Named USA Swimming Athlete Of The Year

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 76: Ryan Lochte Named USA Swimming Athlete Of The Year


September 18, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Floridian Ryan Lochte, the most dominant swimmer for the past two years, was awarded USA Swimming’s Athlete of the Year honors late Friday night at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville.

Lochte, who trains and lives in Gainesville, won five gold medals at the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Shanghai, China and was the first swimmer to break the first world record in a textile suit in nineteen months since the high-tech suit was banned.

Lochte broke the world record in the 200-meter individual medley in 1:54.00 in China, which also earned him the Performance of the Year award.

“He is truly a great competitor and he has become a cornerstone of the U.S. men’s National Team heading into next year’s Olympic Games,” said USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch.

The family of Fran Crippen, who tragically died in an open water race last October in United Emirates, was honored with the Athletes’ Appreciation Award, that recognizes the individual who contributed most significantly to the athlete’s movement. The family was given a standing ovation.

Since Crippen’s death, several safety measures have been adopted for swimmers and coaches around the world. It’s also helped raise awareness in open water swimming and Fran Crippen Foundation.

The Crippen family has been instrumental in increasing National Team Athlete support through the Athlete Partnership Agreement, motivating young swimmers with clinics, including one in Fort Lauderdale, and tireless efforts to make open water swimming safer.

Crippen’s coach, Dick Shoulberg won the USA Swimming Award, the highest honor in swimming, for making the most outstanding contribution to the sport. Shoulberg will coach the U.S. team at the Pan American Games in Mexico next month.

Crippen’s older sister, Maddy, was given the Glen S. Summer Award for making the greatest contribution to open water swimming.

Ashley Twichell and Alex Meyer were named Female and Male Open Water Swimmers of the Year.

Disabled swimmers Mallory Weggemann, an ESPY award winner and Marcus Titus, a U.S. national team member, shared the Trischa L. Zorn Outstanding Performance of the Year Award. Dave Thomas was awarded the Outstanding Service Award (disability). Jim Anderson was named Disability Coach of the Year.

USA Swimming, iHigh.com Join Forces

USA Swimming clubs’ local and regional swim meets will soon be going online.

USA Swimming and iHigh.com, the Global Youth Network, have joined forces to help promote the more than 4,000 sanctioned events held annually. iHigh plans to create the USA Swimming Channel on its network. The channel will include broadcasts and videos from U.S. meets.

Officials hope to increase swimming’s exposure locally and also help clubs create more revenue including selling advertising on individual club website pages.

The new channel will offer clubs the flexibility to customize a video landing page.

Open water swimming

Melissa Gorman (19:20) and Kane Radford (18:58) won the women’s and men’s titles Sunday at the 12th annual Tiburon Mile off San Francisco. There was a $10,000 winner-take-all prize purse. No wetsuits or tech suits were allowed among the elites, 40 percent of the non-elites were wearing wet suits. Water temperature was 63 degrees. Nearly 900 athletes competed….At the just-ended USAS convention, USA Swimming approved a maximum temperature requirement for all open water swims that are 5K or longer and USA Swimming-sanctioned. The allowable temperature maximum is now 85 degrees, lower than FINA’s recommended 87.8 degrees.

Water polo

Spain won its first gold medal at the FINA World Junior Women’s Water Polo Championships (20-and-under) after defeating Hungary, 11-9, in Trieste, Italy. Australia took the bronze medal with a 10-2 win over Russia. He tournament attracted sixteen teams including Team USA which finished eighth.

Miscellaneous

The World Anti-Doping Agency has prepared a list of banned substances for the 2012 London Olympics, and is allowing a previously prohibited asthma drug to be used by athletes. The full list will be announced on Oct. 1. The asthma drug Formoterol will be permitted to be used in “therapeutic doses.” WADA also plans on putting more emphasis on collecting blood samples…College swimming continues to be impacted by the shaking and moving within college conferences. Pittsburgh and Syracuse have left the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference. West Virginia is in the midst of applying for membership to the Southeastern Conference.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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South Florida Heat Girls Win Westminster Academy Christian Schools Invitational

South Florida Heat Girls Win Westminster Academy Christian Schools Invitational


September 17, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

South Florida Heat won its first invitational of the 2011 high school swim season Saturday at the Ruth Fagley Memorial Christian Schools Invitational at Westminster Academy.

South Florida Heat won the girls’ team title with 477 points followed by host Westminster Academy with 459 points.

Westminster Christian School edged Westminster Academy, 403-397 for the boys’ team title. South Florida Heat was third with 294 points.

Heat swimmer Lindsey Sauer, 13, and Bryce Pierce, 14, were the top South Florida Aquatic Club finishers.

Sauer finished second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.26 and was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:20.26.

Sisters Kimberly and Kristin Sauer also scored points for the Heat.

Kristin Sauer, 11, was eighth in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:27.19. Kimberly Sauer, 16, was sixth in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:59.35 and 12th in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:30.61.

Pierce was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.31 and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle in 55.89.

Ali Brohman of Westminster Academy (127.05) and Chris Doolittle of Zion Lutheran (241.05) won the girls and boys 1-meter springboard diving events.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.South Florida Heat 477, 2. Westminster Academy 459, 3. Westminster Christian 264, 4. Northside Christian 166, 5. Zion Lutheran 159, 6. Indian Rocks Christian 133, 7. Calvary Christian 105, 8. First Academy 79, 9. Trinity Christian 22.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:57.75, 2. Westminster Academy 1:59.36, 3. Westminster Christian 2:06.83.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Clara Smiddy, SFH 1:56.77, 2. Amy Kranz, WA 2:07.65, 3. Elizabeth Zubero, WA 2:09.73; SOFLO: 11. Kristin Sauer, SFH 2:35.88.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rose Smiddy, SFH 2:17.30, 2. Lindsey Sauer, SFH 2:31.26, 3. Dalykay Reback, SFH 2:32.00.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Taylor Schmidinger, WC 25.87, 2. Caitlin Charlton, WC 26.24, 3. Caroline Israels, WA 26.58.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Caroline Nava, WA 1:01.52, 2. Madeleine Clarke, Mustangs 1:03.99, 3. Sam Breistol, ZL 1:08.44; SOFLO: 8. Kristin Sauer, SFH 1:27.19.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Taylor Schmidinger, WC 56.97, 2. Ashley Alfaro, WA 1:01.51, 3. Ainsley Anderton, SFH 1:02.70.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Clara Smiddy, WA 5:09.32, 2. Amy Kranz, WA 5:36.50, 3. Elizabeth Zubero, WA 5:47.73; SOFLO: 6. Kimberly Sauer, SFH 6:59.35.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Westminster Academy 1:46.31, 2. South Florida Heat 1:52.82, 3. Mustangs 1:53.36.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Rose Smiddy, SFH 1:03.45, 2. Caitlin Charlton, Warriors 1:05.39, 3. Nina Ebensperger, Warriors 1:06.91; SOFLO: 12. Kimberly Sauer 1:30.61.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Serah Adkison, SFH 1:14.73, 2. Summer Alonso, INRC 1:16.76, 3. Koral Lastella, WA 1:17.85; SOFLO: 4. Lindsey Sauer, SFH 1:20.26.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 3:53.50, 2. Westminster Academy 3:54.71, 3. Warriors 4:03.54.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Ali Brohman, WA 127.05, 2. Maddie Durney, WA 123.30.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.Westminster Christian 403, 2. Westminster Academy 397, 3. South Florida Heat 294, 4. Calvary Christian 222, 5. Indian Rocks Christian 182, 6. Zion Lutheran 60, 7. Northside Christian 56, 8. Trinity Christian 37, 9. Coral Springs Christian 28.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Westminster Academy 1:43.21, 2. South Florida Heat 1:50.07, 3. Westminster Christian 1:59.76.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Austin Sanders, WA 1:44.86, 2. Bryce Pierce, SFH 2:02.31, 3. Severino Lividini, Warriors 2:11.19.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Matt Smutny, SFH 2:08.79, 2. Taylor Wright, Mustangs 2:10.60, 3. Hank Contich, SFH 2:17.52.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nicolas Aramburu, Warriors 22.29, 2. Logan Johnstone, WA 22.33, 3. Fabricio Letellier, Warriors 24.15.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Austin Saunders, WA 51.17, 2. Gabriel Loboguerrero, Warriors 1:00.70, 3. Luke Smutny, SFH 1:00.73.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Logan Johnstone, WA 49.54, 2. Nicolas Aramburu, Warriors 49.82, 3. Michael Shelton, Warriors 54.67; SOFLO: 4. Bryce Pierce, SFH 55.89.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Luke Smutny, SFH 5:32.96, 2. Santiago Vega- Ramos, Warriors 5:44.80, 3. Daniel Zubero, WA 6:14.85.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Westminster Academy 1:33.47, 2. Warriors 1:34.80, 3. INRC 1:44.09.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Matt Smutny, SFH 59.49, 2. Taylor Wright, Mustangs 1:00.62, 3. Clayton Adkins, CCA 1:04.24.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Hank Contich, SFH 1:07.56, 2. Nico Shyne, WA 1:09.18, 3. Aaron Bibbee, WA 1:09.65.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Warriors 3:32.35, 2. South Florida Heat 3:42.14, 3. Westminster Academy 3:55.85.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Chris Doolittle, ZL 241.05, 2. Jacob Herren, WA 75.30.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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BROWARD COUNTY HONOR ROLL, Issue One: High School News

BROWARD COUNTY HONOR ROLL, Issue One: High School News


September 12, 2011

GIRLS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. American Heritage 1:52.90 (Alina Schulhofer, Lindsey McKnight, Chantal Bouthillier, Jessica Randolph), 2. Pine Crest 1:53.68 (Tyla Martin, Lindsey Swartz, Miriyam Ghali, Kaelah Chaney), 3. University School 1:56.17 (Allison Kopas, Emily Kopas, Krissa Robinson, Evy Sands), 4. West Broward 1:58.02, 5. Nova 1:58.88.  

200-yard Freestyle:  1. Alina Schulhofer, AH 1:55.45, 2. Brittany Hammond, PC 1:57.62, 3. Tyla Martin, PC 2:00.25, 4. Emma Lincoln, CB 2:00.43, 5. Melissa Marinheiro, WB 2:02.08.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Lindsey McKnight, AH 2:06.28, 2. Emily Kopas, US 2:12.16, 3. Mallory McKeon, PC 2:13.95, 4. Lindsey Swartz, PC 2:14.15, 5. Melissa Marinheiro, WB 2:19.08.   

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Tie, Becky DeRogatis, CG, 25.30, Zoie Balthazar, SP 25.30, 2. Jessica Randolph, AH 25.43, 3. Hannah Veale, PC 25.71, 4. Vargas, STA 25.83, 5. Kaelah Chaney, PC 25.95.  

100-yard Butterfly: 1. Mia Fiorenzi, STA 1:01.69, 2. Amanda Tipton, NOVA 1:01.94, 3. Miriyam Ghali, PC 1:02.10, 4. Allison Kopas, US 1:02.51, 5. Chantal Bouthillier, AH 1:04.57, 6. Krista Gomes, AH 1:04.83. 

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Alexander, STA 270.00, 2. Carolyn Chaney, PC 256.20, 3. Carson Knaby, US 187.50, 4. Juliette Pozzuouli, PC 152.20, 5. Carly Ehrlich, PC 133.50.  

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Jessica Randolph, AH 54.34, 2. Emma Lincoln, CB 55.40, 3. Hannah Veale, PC 55.73, 4. Zoie Balthazar, SP 56.29, 5. Oliva, STA 56.78, 6. Becky DeRogatis, CG 58.75. 

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Alina Schulhofer, AH 5:06.17, 2. Brittany Hammond, PC 5:07.22, 3. Mallory McKeon, PC 5:19.51, 4. Allison Kopas, US 5:29.07, 5. Leonie Davies, WB 5:29.08.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:41.90 (Kaelah Chaney, Brittany Hammond, Hannah Veale, Mallory McKeon), 2. Cypress Bay 1:47.44, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 1:48.39, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:48.75, 5. University School 1:52.95 (Basch, Allison Kopas, Sofia Pozsonyiova, Sands).

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Jaramillo, STA 1:03.38, 2. Amanda Tipton, NOVA 1:03.55, 3. Tyla Martin, PC 1:03.70, 4. Jenny Zislin, CG 1:05.39, 5. Emily Kopas, US 1:05.66, 6. Chantal Bouthillier, AH 1:06.60.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Lindsey McKnight, AH 1:05.17, 2. Emily Kopas, US 1:05.72, 3. Lindsey Swartz, PC 1:07.35, 4. Kaelah Chaney, PC 1:12.07, 5. Borrelli, STA 1:14.15.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. American Heritage 3:38.65 (Alina Schulhofer, Chantal Bouthillier, Jessica Randolph, Lindsey McKnight), 2. Pine Crest 3:40.08 (Brittany Hammond, Tyla Martin, Hannah Veale, Mallory McKeon) 3. West Broward 3:48.72, 4. University School 3:55.54 (Allison Kopas, Krissa Robinson, Evy Sands, Emily Kopas, 5. South Plantation 3:52.18.

GIRLS TEAM RANKINGS

1.Pine Crest, 2. American Heritage, 3. University School, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas, 5. Cardinal Gibbons, Cypress Bay.

BOYS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 1:38.61 (Yousef Alaskari, Luke Torres, Digby Nothard, Daniel Spas), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:41.57, 3. Pine Crest 1:44.08 (Adam Dear, Thomas Doolittle, Ryan Walter, Delaney Brock), 4. Cypress Bay 1:46.97, 5. Archbishop McCarthy 1:47.56, 6. Westminster Academy 1:47.82. 

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Franco Lupoli, CB 1:44.91, 2. Austin Evenson, PC 1:49.11, 3. Ryan Walter, PC 1:50.59, 4. Alec Wathen, STA 1:51.09, 5. Marco Hosfeld, US 1:51.48, 6. Kent Haeffner, PC 1:51.52.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Brandon Goldman, STA 2:03.58, 2. Adam Dear, PC 2:04.12, 3. Kristof Kertesz (SB) 2:04.27, 4. B. Kraut, CB 2:07.63, 5. Mauricio Hidalgo, DOUG 2:07.78, 6. Alex Evenson, PC 2:09.67, 7. Keegan Boisson-Yates, TAR 2:11.00.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Daniel Spas, AH 21.80, 2. RJ Moore, STA 22.63, 3. Digby Nothard, AH 23.66, 4. Jack Cawley, PC, 23.89, Anton Kuzjomkin, NOVA 23.89, 5. Y. Lapsch, CB 24.00, 6. Stoddard, DOUG 24.84, 7. Marco Hosfeld, US 24.88.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. John Harrington, STA 249.30, 2. Zach Laurence, US 2:17.10, 3. Connor Gerrits, PC 209.15, 4. Austin Fields, PC 146.20. 

100-yard Butterfly: 1. Yousef Alaskari, AH 49.70, 2. Lilley, STA 54.14, 3. Adam Dear, PC 54.90, 4. Mauricio Hidalgo, DOUG 55.49, 5. Ryan Walter, PC 55.71.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Daniel Spas, AH 48.56, 2. Parkra, CB 49.91, 3. Delaney Brock, PC 50.09, 4. Kent Haeffner, PC 51.99, 5. Anton Kuzjomkin, NOVA 52.22, 6. D’Ugard, STA 54.31, 7. Marco Hosfeld, US 54.35. 

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Austin Evenson, PC 4:49.81, 2. Fernando Bohorquez 4:59.19, 3. Matthew Lyn, US 5:04.03, 4. Sebastian Oberndorder, US 5:05.32, 5. Fons, STA 5:05.88, 6. Marco Hosfeld, US 5:06.50.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:32.67 (Ryan Walter, Adam Dear, Delaney Brock, Austin Evenson), 2. Westminster Academy 1:33.09, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:33.93, 4. Cypress Bay 1:37.96, 5.University School 1:38.89 (Marco Hosfeld, Sebastian Oberndorfer, Andres Zalduondo, Matthew Lyn), 6. Nova 1:38.78.

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Yousef Alaskari, AH 52.66, 2. Brandon Goldman, STA 55.72, 3. Delaney Brock, PC 57.25, 4. Chad Moody, CG 58.64, 5. Vidal Cantu, NOVA 59.51, 6. Rivera, CB 1:00.56.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Luke Torres, AH 1:00.97, 2. Kristof Kertesz, SB 1:02.86, 3. Funderburk, WES 1:04.82, 4. Thomas Doolittle, PC 1:06.48, 5. Zebib, CB 1:06.57, 6. Samuel Korntner, PC 1:08.94, 7. Josh Cutter, DOUG 1:11.05.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. American Heritage 3:13.74 (Yousef Alaskari, Luke Torres, Fernando Bohorquez, Daniel Spas), 2. Nova 3:31.84, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 3:33.22, 4. Pine Crest 3:35.60 (Austin Evenson, Kent Haeffner, Alex Evenson, Rak Hovart), 5. Westminster Academy 3:36.00, 6. University School 3:37.04 (Marco Hosfeld, Sebastian Oberndorfer, Andres Zalduondo, Matthew Lyn).

BOYS TEAM RANKINGS

1.Pine Crest, 2. American Heritage, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4. University School, 5. Douglas, Cardinal Gibbons.

AROUND THE COUNTY

Westminster Academy, Archbishop McCarthy Shine At Relays

Westminster Academy and Archbishop McCarthy earned a spot on the Broward County Honor Roll for the first week after impressive boys performances.

SOFLO’s Maria Lopez and her Hialeah Gardens teammates competed in the popular Westminster Academy Relays Saturday in Fort Lauderdale.

WESTMINSTER ACADEMY RELAYS RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy 2:09.90, 2. Westminster Academy 2:11.43, 3. South Plantation 2:16.82, 4. Hialeah Gardens 2:19.39, 5. Deerfield Beach 2:28.30.

400-yard medley relay: 1. Hialeah Gardens 4:35.88, 2. Westminster Academy 5:00.39, 3. South Plantation 5:02.09, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 5:03.80, 5. Deerfield Beach 5:14.09.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Westminster Academy 2:09.62, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 2:13.51, 3. Hialeah Gardens 2:43.26, 4. South Plantation 2:48.70, 5. Deerfield Beach 2:56.54.

200-yard butterfly relay: 1. Hialeah Gardens 1:56.90, 2. Westminster Academy 2:09.54, 3. South Plantation 2:17.06, 4. Deerfield Beach 2:25.05.

100-yard freestyle relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy 1:00.96, 2. Westminster Academy 1:09.21, 3. South Plantation 1:14.68, 4. Hialeah Gardens 1:19.86, 5. Deerfield Beach 1:21.53.

200-yard breaststroke relay: 1. South Plantation 2:32.23, 2. Hialeah Gardens 2:38.53, 3. Westminster Academy 2:45.13, 4. Deerfield Beach 2:52.14.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Westminster Academy 3:56.96, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 4:19.37, 3. Hialeah Gardens 5:19.61, 4. South Plantation 5:34.08, 5. Deerfield Beach 5:58.79.

One-meter springboard diving: 1. South Plantation 204.70, 2. Westminster Academy 163.65.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy 1:47.56, 2. Westminster Academy 1:47.82, 3. Hialeah Gardens 2:11.26, 4. Deerfield Beach 2:14.83, 5. South Plantation 2:39.69.

400-yard medley relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy 4:05.69, 2. Hialeah Gardens 4:09.22, 3. South Plantation 4:41.90, 4. Deerfield Beach 4:53.50, 5. Westminster Academy 5:18.74.

 200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Westminster Academy 1:33.09, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 1:43.50, 3. Hialeah Gardens 2:08.40, 4. Deerfield Beach 2:13.28, 5. South Plantation 2:15.75.

200-yard butterfly relay: 1. Hialeah Gardens 1:24.26, 2. South Plantation 1:31.72, 3. Westminster Academy 1:50.11, 4. Deerfield Beach 2:02.99.

100-yard freestyle relay: 1. Deerfield Beach 55.79, 2. Westminster Academy 1:02.37, 3. South Plantation 1:07.03, 4. Hialeah Gardens 1:16.40.

200-yard backstroke relay: 1. Hialeah Gardens 1:52.16, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 2:16.50, 3. South Plantation 2:20.45, 4. Westminster Academy 2:27.87, 5. Deerfield Beach 2:30.79.

200-yard breaststroke relay: 1. Hialeah Gardens 2:12.53, 2. Deerfield Beach 2:19.72, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 2:22.36, 4. Westminster Academy 2:31.68, 5. South Plantation 2:31.79.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy 3:33.22, 2. Hialeah Gardens 3:36.00, 3. Deerfield Beach 4:32.10, 4. South Plantation 4:36.88, 5. Westminster Academy 4:56.92.

Mixed 800-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Plantation 8:04.41, 2. Hialeah Gardens 8:17.52, 3. Westminster Academy 8:58.02.

Mixed 200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Deerfield Beach 1:45.00, 2. South Plantation 1:47.15, 3. Westminster Academy 1:49.82, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 2:04.98, 5. Hialeah Gardens 2;20.37, 6. Westminster Academy 2:59.42.

Mixed 500-yard freestyle relay: 1. Hialeah Gardens 4:56.52, 2. Deerfield Beach 5:18.30, 3. South Plantation 6:09.40, 4. Westminster Academy 6:23.73.

Mixed 400-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Plantation 4:07.42, 2. Deerfield Beach 4:20.90, 3. Westminster Academy 4:32.06, 4. Hialeah Gardens 5:46.82.

One-meter springboard diving: 1. South Plantation 175.10.

SOFLO SWIMMERS OPEN HIGH SCHOOL SEASON

Mauricio Hidalgo of Douglas won the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.78) and 100-yard butterfly (55.49) and teammate Josh Cutter won the 100-yard freestyle (54.53) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.05) to lead Douglas boys to a 96-78 victory over Cardinal Gibbons at the Hall of Fame pool…

Keegan Boisson-Yates of Taravella won the 200-yard individual medley (2:11.00) and 500-yard freestyle (5:13.69) in Taravella’s 114-62 win over Monarch…

Cypress Bay’s Emma Lincoln won the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.43) and 100-yard freestyle (55.40) in her team’s 52-50 win over Cooper City and 83-19 win over Flanagan…

Monarch swimmers Morgan Nixon won the 100-yard butterfly (1:10.94) and Kelly Kealty won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.19) in Monarch’s 91-81 win over Taravella…

West Broward’s Melissa Marinheiro won the 200-yard freestyle (2:02.08) and 200-yard individual medley (2:19.08) in West Broward’s 118-61 win over Western and 107-78 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas. Club teammate Leonie Davies of West Broward won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:29.08.

AROUND THE STATE

Good news for Class 1A swim teams, bad news for Class 3A swim teams. Fort Lauderdale Aquatics swimmer Chelsea Britt has transferred from Lake Highland to Orlando Boone. Britt is a three-time Central Florida Swimmer of the Year and won the State Class 1A title in the 100-yard butterfly for four seasons which means there will be a new Class 1A state champ this year. Britt, a junior, also has her 2012 Olympic cut in the 100-meter butterfly…

State 1A powerhouse Jacksonville Bolles opened the season with some impressive times including a 1:33.05 for the boys 200 medley relay with all its swimmers wearing briefs. Last year at this time the relay swam 1:39…Bolles swimmer Ryan Murphy will compete in the 200-meter backstroke at the Pan American Games. At 16, he is the youngest on the U.S. men’s senior national team. He is ranked 40th in the world (1:59.33) …Bolles swimmer Joseph Schooling of Singapore clinched a spot in the 2012 London Olympics at the FINA Junior World championships in Peru in the 100-meter butterfly at age 16…

Mitchell High senior Mazie Siddens is already rewriting her school’s record books. In her first high school meet of the season she broke a six-year-old record in the 200-yard freestyle by nearly 10 seconds (2:02.31). She also trimmed six seconds off her own school record in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:29.85. And she didn’t even swim her best event, the 100-meter butterfly…

Navarre High girls team won the Catholic Freestyle Invitational on the strength of their 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays to knock off powerhouse programs Washington and Pace with 219 points. Washington’s boys team won the team title, 220-192, ahead of Gulf Breeze…Gulf Coast girls swim team topped Fort Myers to win the 14th

Shark Relays in Naples. Fourteen different athletes combined to give the Sharks 11 individual wins and two meet records in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events. Fort Myers won the boys team title.

For any additions or corrections or news, coaches, swimmers and parents are welcome to contact Sharon Robb at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Polyakov, Wilkerson, Devanney, Hatic, Ferron Win At Coral Springs Last Chance Meet

SOFLO’s Polyakov, Wilkerson, Devanney, Hatic, Ferron Win At Coral Springs Last Chance Meet


August 27, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Masters swimmers got the chance to watch SOFLO’s two-time Olympian Vlad Polyakov in action Saturday.

Polyakov decided at the last minute to sign up for the Coral Springs Last Chance Long Course masters meet at his home training pool.

Polyakov, competing for the first time since the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Shanghai, China, won his specialty events, the 50- and 100-meter breaststrokes at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, his home pool.

Polyakov, 28, won the 25-29 age group 50-meter breaststroke in 29.45 and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:03.62.

Other Coral Springs/SOFLO masters swimmers turned in some stellar performances during the one-day meet.

Beth Wilkerson, a top USA Swimming official and mother of two swimmers, won the women’s 50-meter breaststroke in 53.02. The sprinter was also second in the 50-meter freestyle in 39.26.

Debby Hatic, mother of University of Miami senior swimmer Dana Hatic, won the 50-meter freestyle in 41.24.

Lars Ferron, 56, won the 55-59 50-meter butterfly in 33.25 and 100-meter butterfly in 1:18.37. Ferron was also a member of the winning 400-meter medley relay that won in 5:51.36 with Chris Burt, Dick Brewer and Ken Beier.

Celia Devanney won the 50-54 200-meter freestyle in 2:41.33 and 400-meter freestyle in 5:40.90.

Wilkerson, Hatic, Ferron and Devanney, who train as Coral Springs Masters, competed under the GOLD umbrella. GOLD is one of the state’s largest masters swim teams.

Coral Springs’ Barbara Protzman, coming off masters nationals, was second in the 55-59 50-meter freestyle in 36.00.

It was the final long course meters meet of the season before the short course yards and short course meters meets begin in September.

The next local masters meet is the Sept. 24-25 short course yards Deerfield Masters Fall Meet at the Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center.

CORAL SPRINGS LAST CHANCE MASTERS RESULTS

WOMEN

800-meter freestyle relay: 160-199, 1. FLA (Janey Mayville-Armas, Adrienne Chin-Ogilvie, Sarah Bennet, Ann Thomas) 12:18.66; 240-279, 1. GOLD (Andrea Woodburn, Jeannie Mitchell, Cathy Mancino, Rayma Isaacs) 14:40.58.

100-meter backstroke: 25-29, 1. Patricia Cooper, GOLD 1:20.66; 45-49, 1. Sarah Bennet, FLA 1:47.64, 2. Cheryl Keeney, FLA 1:58.25; 60-64, 1. Cathy Mancino, GOLD 1:48.73; 75-79, 1. Ardis Bourland, GOLD 2:25.89.

50-meter breaststroke: 40-44, 1. Yukako Beatty, GOLD 45.74; 45-49, 1. Beth Wilkerson, GOLD 53.02; 55-59, 1. Karen Lewin, GOLD 52.91, 2. Catalina Fazzano, GOLD 1:06.05; 65-69, 1. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 53.79, 2. Rayma Isaacs, GOLD 1:08.63; 75-79, 1. Ardis Bourland, GOLD 1:14.23.

100-meter butterfly: 30-34, 1. Heidi Hester, GOLD 59.06; 50-54, 1. Adrien Chin-Ogilvie, FLA 1:53.53.

50-meter freestyle: 25-29, 1. Patricia Cooper, GOLD 33.54; 40-44, 1. Ann Stewart, GOLD 33.82, 2. Yukako Beatty, GOLD 34.53; 45-49, 1. Sarah Bennet, FLA 37.94, 2. Beth Wilkerson, GOLD 39.26; 50-54, 1. Ann Thomas, FLA 32.60; 55-59, 1. Lydia Seier, GOLD 34.26, 2. Barbara Protzman, GOLD 36.00, 3. Karen Lewin, GOLD 45.93, 4. Catalina Fazzano, GOLD 56.11; 60-64, 1. Debby Hatic, GOLD 41.24; 75-79, 1. Ardis Bourland, GOLD 57.18.

200-meter individual medley: 35-39, 1. Jan Mayville-Armas, FLA 2:41.14; 45-49, 1. Andrea Woodburn, GOLD 3:02.83, 2. Sarah Bennet, FLA 3:44.44; 50-54, 1. Adrien Chin-Ogilvie, FLA 4:22.77; 60-64, 1. Cathy Mancino, GOLD 3:31.00.

200-meter freestyle: 25-29, 1. Patricia Cooper, GOLD 2:48.79; 45-49, 1. Andrea Woodburn, GOLD 2:39.99, 2. Cheryl Keeney, FLA 3:52.54; 50-54, 1. Celia Devanney, GOLD 2:41.33; 55-59, 1. Lydia Seier, GOLD 2:46.91; 60-64, 1. Cathy Mancino, GOLD 2:56.65; 65-69, 1. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 3:17.93, 2. Rayma Isaacs, GOLD 5:42.01.

800-meter freestyle mixed relay: 120-159, 1. GOLD (Todd Cavalcanto, Patricia Cooper, Yukako Beatty, Leighton Allen) 11:44.26; 240-279, 1. GOLD (Andrea Woodburn, Scott Woodburn, Karen Lewin, Carl House) 15:27.84; 280-319, 1. GOLD (Rayma Isaacs, Cathy Mancino, Joaquin Silverio, Dick Brewer) 17:13.91.

200-meter medley relay: 120-159, 1. FLA (Cheryl Keeney, Adrienne Chin-Ogilvie, Ann Thomas, Sarah Bennet) 3:06.86.

50-meter butterfly: 25-29, 1. Patricia Cooper, GOLD 38.64; 55-59, 1. Lydia Seier, GOLD 39.08; 60-64, 1. Cathy Mancino, GOLD 41.55.

100-meter freestyle: 45-49, 1. Sarah Bennet, FLA 1:25.10; 50-54, 1. Ann Thomas, FLA 1:17.26; 55-59, 1. Catalina Fazzano, GOLD 2:11.34; 65-69, 1. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 1:29.89.

50-meter backstroke: 25-29, 1. Patricia Cooper, GOLD 36.44; 40-44, 1. Ann Stewart, GOLD 37.34, 2. Yukako Beatty, GOLD 42.39; 45-49, 1. Sarah Bennet, FLA 53.72; 50-54, 1. Ann Thomas, FLA 44.52; 75-79, 1. Ardis Bourland, GOLD 1:06.98.

100-meter breaststroke: 35-39, 1. Jan Mayville-Armas, FLA 1:26.39; 55-59, 1. Karen Lewin, GOLD 1:58.02, 2. Catalina Fazzano, GOLD 2:30.53; 60-64, 1. Cathy Mancino, GOLD 1:58.20; 65-69, 1. Rayma Isaacs, GOLD 2:37.50; 75-79, 1. Ardis Bourland, GOLD 2:49.35.

400-meter freestyle: 45-49, 1. Andrea Woodburn, GOLD 5:41.02; 50-54, 1. Celia Devanney, GOLD 5:40.90; 55-59, 1. Lydia Seier, GOLD 5:58.33; 65-69, 1. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 6:58.85.

400-meter medley relay: 160-199, 1. FLA (Janey Mayville-Armas, Sarah Bennet, Adrienne Chin-Ogilvie, Ann Thomas) 6:25.58.  

MEN

800-meter freestyle relay: 120-159, 1. GOLD (Don Tsang, Lee Scharf, Andres Miyares, Leighton Allen) 13:55.37; 200-239, 1. GOLD (James Fetter, Lars Ferron, Charles Nash, Roy Sonenshein) 11:49.38; 240-279, 1. GOLD (Robert Dzama, Chris Burt, David Quiggin, Ray Venture) 13:44.11; 280-319, 1. GOLD (Ken Beier, Carl House, Joaquin Silverio, Philip Cullen) 16:16.10.

100-meter backstroke: 25-29, 1. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 1:08.77, 2. Diego Suarez, GOLD 1:21.14; 50-54, 1. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 2:01.11; 60-64, 1. Ken Beier, GOLD 1:52.17; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 1:27.55.

50-meter breaststroke: 25-29, 1. Vlad Polyakov, SOFLO 29.45, 2. Todd Cavalcanto, GOLD 53.90, 3. Andres Miyares 1:01.83; 30-34, 1. Nicholas Perry, GOLD 47.27; 35-39, 1. Don Tsang, GOLD 48.58; 40-44, 1. Glen Hanks, GOLD 41.50, 2. Phillip Glatzer, Unattached 44.48; 45-49, 1. Sergio Faris, GOLD 46.94; 50-54, 1. Bill Brenner, SYSM 34.23, 2. Al Moreno, GOLD 35.59, 3. Brian Coomes, Unattached 43.91, 4. Miguel Dorante, GOLD 47.39; 55-59, 1. Chris Burt, GOLD 44.23, 2. Robert Dzamba, GOLD 47.06; 60-64, 1. Juan Navarro, GOLD 46.69, 2. Philip Cullen, GOLD 53.34; 65-69, 1. Dick Brewer, GOLD 44.87; 70-74, 1. Carl House, GOLD 59.06.

100-meter butterfly: 30-34, 1. Lee Scharf, GOLD 2:05.76; 40-44, 1. Andy Kroupa, YCFM 1:15.83; 45-49, 1. Sergio Faris, GOLD 1:44.51; 50-54, 1. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 1:59.14; 55-59, 1. Lars Ferron, GOLD 1:18.37, 2. Martin LaBrosse, Unattached 1:38.50; 60-64, 1. Ray Venture, GOLD 2:50.32.

50-meter freestyle: 25-29, 1. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 27.21, 2. Leighton Allen, GOLD 35.38, 3. Todd Cavalcante, GOLD 37.14, 4. Andres Miyares, GOLD 40.04; 30-34, 1. Nicholas Perry, GOLD 36.17; 35-39, 1. Don Tsang, GOLD 34.74; 40-44, 1. Michael Lynn, GOLD 27.64, 2. Phillip Glatzer, Unattached 36.33, 3. Juan Carlos Valerio, GOLD 37.41; 45-49, 1. James Fetter, GOLD 31.46, 2. Fernando Abad, PLAN 32.85, 3. Sergio Faris, GOLD 34.53; 50-54, 1. Bill Brenner, SYSM 28.09, 2. Nick Cronin, Unattached 28.72, 3. Jeff Servicem GOLD 29.15, 4. Al Moreno, GOLD 29.90, 5. Brian Coomes, Unattached 31.66, 6. Karl Kolb, NEM 34.58, 7. Juan Lopez, GOLD 45.76; 55-59, 1. Gary Curson, Unattached 29.64, 2. Chris Burt, GOLD 32.54, 3. Robert Dzamba, GOLD 43.92; 60-64, 1. Juan Navarro, GOLD 38.06, 2. Philip Cullen, GOLD 44.53; 70-74, 1. James Ward, FLA 36.65, 2. Carl House, GOLD 45.68; 85-89, 1. Joaquin Silverio, GOLD 58.12.

200-meter individual medley: 25-29, 1. Diego Suarez, GOLD 2:53.79; 50-54, 1. Brian Coomes, Unattached 3:05.32, 2. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 3:54.84; 55-59, 1. Chris Burt, GOLD 3:38.09; 60-64, 1. Ken Beier, GOLD 3:38.91; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 3:00.64.

200-meter freestyle: 25-29, 1. Todd Cavalcante, GOLD 3:06.90; 35-39, 1. Hilario Itriago, GOLD 2:26.90; 40-44, 1. Glen Hanks, GOLD 2:34.10, 2. Andy Kroupa, YCFM 2:36.81; 45-49, 1. Charles Nash, GOLD 2:46.96; 50-54, 1. David Toney, NCMU 2:28.71, 2. Karl Kolb, NEM 2:38.34; 55-59, 1. Gary Curson, Unattached 2:37.63, 2. John Marsarik, GOLD 2:49.52, 3. Martin LaBrosse, Unattached 3:05.17; 65-69, 1. Scott Woodburn, GOLD 3:03.75, 2. Dick Brewer, GOLD 3:05.38; 70-74, 1. James Ward, FLA 3:47.96, 2. Carl House, GOLD 4:51.63; 85-89, 1. Joaquim Silverio, GOLD 5:04.63.

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. GOLD (Miguel Dorante, Juan Lopez, Juan Carlos Valerio, Hilario Itriago) 2:28.03.

50-meter butterfly: 25-29, 1. Leighton Allen, GOLD 38.92; 40-44, 1. Andy Kroupa, YCFM 31.00; 45-49, 1. James Fetter, GOLD 34.82, 2. Sergio Faris, GOLD 38.31; 50-54, 1. Nick Cronin, Unattached 31.63, 2. Al Moreno, GOLD 32.91, 3. Brian Coomes, Unattached 35.20; 55-59, 1. Lars Ferron, GOLD 33.25; 60-64, 1. Ken Beier, GOLD 45.56, 2. Ray Venture, GOLD 1:14.08.

100-meter freestyle: 25-29, 1. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 59.54, 2. Diego Suarez, GOLD 1:13.21, 3. Todd Cavalcanto, GOLD 1:26.87; 40-44, 1. Michael Lyn, GOLD 1:03.39, 2. Glen Hanks, GOLD 1:09.55, 3. Philip Glatzer, Unattached 1:25.07, 4. Juan Carlos Valerio, GOLD 1:25.66; 45-49, 1. Fernando Abad, PLAN 1:15.07; 50-54, 1. Bill Brenner, SYSM 1:01.04, 2. Jeff Service, GOLD 1:07.47, 3. David Toney, NCMJ 1:09.92, 4. Karl Kolb, NEM 1:11.68, 5. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 1:31.54, 6. Juan Lopez, GOLD 1:46.04; 55-59, 1. Gary Curson, Unattached 1:09.01, 2. Chris Burt, GOLD 1:14.20, 3. Martin LaBrosse, Unattached 1:18.95; 60-64, 1. Juan Navarro, GOLD 1:28.56, 2. Philip Cullen, GOLD 1:38.57; 65-69, 1. Scott Woodburn, GOLD 1:19.02; 85-89, 1. Joaquin Silverio, GOLD 1:47.26.

50-meter backstroke: 45-49, 1. Andrew Cole, GOLD 37.34, 2. Fernando Abad, PLAN 41.98; 55-59, 1. John Masarik, GOLD 38.55, 2. Chris Burt, GOLD 39.60, 3. Robert Dzamba, GOLD 1:00.22; 60-64, 1. Juan Navarro, GOLD 49.56, 2. Ken Beier, GOLD 50.58.

100-meter breaststroke: 25-29, 1. Vlad Polyakov, SOFLO 1:03.62, 2. Andres Miyares, GOLD 2:14.01; 30-34, 1. Nicholas Perry, GOLD 1:49.52; 40-44, 1. Phillip Glatzer, Unattached 1:44.50; 45-49, 1. Sergio Faris, GOLD 1:47.33; 50-54, 1. Al Moreno, GOLD 1:22.41, 2. Brian Coomes, Unattached 1:38.25; 60-64, 1. Philip Cullen, GOLD 1:59.34; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 1:41.67, 2. Dick Brewer, GOLD 1:41.83.

400-meter freestyle: 25-29, 1. Todd Cavalcanto, GOLD 6:43.50; 40-44, 1. Glen Hanks, GOLD 5:40.54; 45-49, 1. Charles Nash, GOLD 5:54.28; 50-54, 1. David Toney, NCMU 5:16.77, 2. Karl Kolb, NEM 5:30.56, 3. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 6:57.87; 55-59, 1. John Masarik, GOLD 6:15.44; 60-64, 1. Ken Beier, GOLD 6:33.58, 2. Ray Venture, GOLD 9:47.15; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 5:24.66, 2. Scott Woodburn, GOLD 6:32.09; 70-74, 1. James Ward, FLA 10:23.98; 85-89, 1. Joaquin Silverio, GOLD 11:24.24.

400-meter freestyle relay: 120-159, 1. GOLD (Don Tsang, Charles Nash, James Fetter, Todd Cavalcanto) 4:43.97.

400-meter medley relay:  100-119, 1. GOLD (Lee Scharf, Nicholas Perry, Andres Miyares, Leighton Allen) 6:59.96; 240-279, 1. GOLD (Chris Burt, Dick Brewer, Lars Ferron, Ken Beier) 5:51.36.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 65: SOFLO Breaks Twenty One FGC Records Over Two Months

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 65: SOFLO Breaks Twenty One FGC Records Over Two Months


August 23, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

It was a nice way for South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers to end the summer and long course season in the Florida Gold Coast.

Buoyed by its strength in the 11-12 boys age group, SOFLO broke twenty one Florida Gold Coast records in both individual and relay events—twelve individual and nine relay.

SOFLO two-time Olympian Alia Atkinson broke the open and senior records in the 50-meter breaststroke in 31.51.

Julien Pinon, 12, broke nine individual Florida Gold Coast records and was a member of nine record-breaking relay performances in July.

Pinon broke the LSC 50-meter freestyle record in 26.17 and LSC Open record in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.20; the LSC and LSC Open record in the 100-meter freestyle in 56.65; LSC record in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:03.07; LSC record in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:26.36;  the LSC record twice in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:03.78 and 1:02.58; and LSC Open record in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:03.78. 

Tristan Celestin broke the LSC Open record in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:13.70.

Celestin and Pinon joined Alfredo Mesa Jr. and Cristian Rossi on three 200-meter freestyle relays that broke two LSC records in 1:50.83 and 1:48.80 and LSC Open record in 1:50.83.

Celestin, Pinon and Mesa Jr. along with Juan Lucas were members of the 400-meter freestyle relay that broke the LSC and LSC Open records in 4:01.66.

Lucas, Celestin, Pinion and Rossi broke the LSC and LSC Open records in the 200-meter medley relay in 2:01.10.

Lucas, Celestin, Pinon and Mesa Jr. broke the LSC and LSC Open records in the 400-meter medley relay in 4:29.66.

Masters Meet At Coral Springs

Coral Springs Swim Club/SOFLO will host the Coral Springs Last Chance Long Course Meters Masters meet Saturday at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex on Saturday at 10 a.m. Entry deadline is Tuesday. Meet director is Chris Jackson and can be reached at 954-345-2121. Warm-up is 9 a.m. The meet is open to all registered U.S. masters swimmers ages 18 and over trying to get in one last long course meters meet and improve career-bests before the short course season.

Diving

Bianca Alvarez, who lives in Miami and attends Ohio State, and University of Miami’s Carrie Dragland finished the World University Games in Shenzhen, China on Monday with a bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard synchronized diving competition. The U.S. women finished with the silver medal in the overall team competition. China took the gold. Alvarez and Dragland finished with 292.50 points behind China (334.20) and the Ukraine (301.50).

Water polo

China, with ten senior international players off the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Shanghai in July, routed the U.S., 14-4, to defend its gold medal. “We were the champions in the last World University Games and this is what we expected,” said Ma Huanhuan, China’s leading scorer with four goals. Russia won the women’s bronze medal with an 18-9 win over Italy. Serbia won the men’s gold medal with an 11-8 victory over Russia. Macedonia topped the U.S., 10-7, to take the bronze. Janson Wigo of Fort Lauderdale had two goals for the U.S.…In the diving competition, China won four gold medals in a row. China leads the overall medal count with 145 including 75 gold medals, well ahead of Russia and South Korea. The World University Games ended on Tuesday with 7,000 student-athletes including SOFLO’s Caroline Kuczynski of Canada, competing in 24 sports over 11 days. Kuczysnki and her little dog Winnie, returned to Tempe, Arizona on Tuesday where she will be a junior at Arizona State.

Miscellaneous

FINA, aquatic sports’ international governing body, released this week that all 362 doping tests conducted at the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Shanghai, China were negative. There were 311 urine samples including 43 EPO screenings and 51 blood samples taken. No anti-doping rule violations were reported….At the third FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Lima, Peru, 42 meet records were broken and 19 different countries medaled among the 58 nations that participated with 528 swimmers (246 women and 282 men).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 60: SOFLO’s Kuczynski Places Top 12 At World University Games In China

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 60: SOFLO’s Kuczynski Places Top 12 At World University Games In China


August 17, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

SOFLO’s Caroline Kuczynski, competing on her first world team for Canada, finished 12th in the 100-meter butterfly Wednesday at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

The Montreal-born Kuczynski finished 12th among a field of 39 swimmers in 1:01.35. Her 50-meter split was 28.48.

China’s Lu Ying won the women’s 100-meter butterfly in a meet record 57.86.

The U.S. swimmers continued their winning streak with three more gold medals and one meet record.

The women’s 800-meter freestyle relay team of Karlee Bispo, Chelsea Nauta of Tampa, Kate Dwelley and Megan Romano of St. Petersburg broke the meet record in 7:55.02, bettering the old record by nearly two seconds. The previous record was 7:57.87 set by the U.S. in 2007.

“I couldn’t be happier here representing the U.S. at the Games and being part of this relay,” said Nauta. “This is the first record the United States has set here in Shenzhen so I’m very honored to be part of it.”

American Ann Chandler won a gold medal in the 50-meter breaststroke in 31.13. Canada’s Tera Van Beilen took the silver in 31.45, Canada’s first medal at the WUGs, and Valentina Artemova of Russia won the bronze in 31.74.

The U.S. men swimmers went 1-2 in the 100-meter butterfly. Timothy Phillips won in 52.06 followed by Tom Shields in 52.62. Pawel Korzeniowski of Poland took the bronze in 52.96. It was Phillips third gold medal of the Games.

“The opportunity to swim here and win three gold medals is amazing,” Phillips said. “To come out and win the 100-meter butterfly is probably the most important to me. It’s my best race and I’m really proud of winning this.”

In other finals, Aussie David McKeon won the 400-meter freestyle in 3:48.78, finishing ahead of American Michael Klueh by just .06 seconds in 3:48.84. Japan’s Sho Uchida was third in 3:51.93.

Japan’s Shiho Sakai won the women’s 100-meter backstroke in 1:00.28. American Jenny Connolly took the silver in 1:00.50 and Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus took the bronze in 1:00.91.

Laszlo Cseh of Hungary won the men’s 200-meter individual medley in 1:57.86. Yuya Horihata of Japan was second in 1:59.74 and teammates Yuma Kosaka was third in 1:59.81.

Those interested in watching the WUGs can go to www.livefisu.tv, register on the site for free, and you can watch all the sports being streamed from China including swimming.

Records Fall At FINA World Junior Championships

Eleven meet records were broken on the opening day of the third FINA World Junior Championships at the Campo de Marte Complex in Lima, Peru. Eight were broken in the semifinals or finals and three others in heats.

Japan dominated the podium with three wins in record-breaking swims,  Ukraine broke the fourth record and U.S. women the fifth meet record.

Fumiya Hidaka won the men’s 400-meter freestyle in a record 3:50.97, breaking the previous mark of 3:51.81. Three others, Chad Bobrosky of Canada (3:51.46), American Evan Pinion (3:51.47) and Gabriele Deti of Italy (3:51.53) also dipped under the previous record.

Japan’s Akihiro Yamaguchi broke the men’s 100-meter breaststroke record in prelims (1:02.00) and semifinals (1:01.98). The previous record was 1:02.19.

Daryna Zevina of the Ukraine broke the women’s 100-mete rbackstroke record in the semifinals in 1:00.92.

The U.S. women’s relay of Julia Anderson, Lia Neal, Gillian Ryan and Chelsea Chenault broke the meet record twice. The relay broke it in prelims in 8:03.83 and 8:00.33 in the finals.

The U.S. swept the relays with the men winning the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:21.10 with Matt Ellis, Allen Browning, Kyle Darmody and Seth Stubblefield.

Frank Busch, head of the U.S. team in Lima, said the swimmers are coming off the national championships. For most of the 41 swimmers that qualified for the meet this is their first experience at a FINA world championship.

“They are very excited and our expectation is to see how they perform at their first world meet,” Busch said. “Some of these kids will certainly be on the Olympic team.

“Historically, we have athletes moving from the junior team to the national team. This is the first opportunity before the 2012 Games and certainly a serious indicator for our 2016 Olympic team.”

Trinidad and Tobago’s Joshua Romany and Kimberlee John Williams did not get past prelims in their first swims at junior worlds.

Romany placed 18th in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:53.91. Based on this swim, he is now ranked second in the world among 15-year-olds.

Williams was 23rd in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:06.11.

Romany competes in the 50-meter freestyle on Thursday and Williams will swim the 50-meter backstroke on Friday.

Lake Lytal Coach Michael Horgan Passes Away

The Florida Gold Coast is mourning the death of Lake Lytal Lightning head developmental swim coach, Michael Horgan, who died of a heart attack Tuesday at age 50.

A well-liked science teacher at William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens was a double lung transplant recipient. He suffered from cystic fibrosis his entire life and underwent a double lung transplant in 2000.

Lake Lytal head coach Gordon Andrews told the Palm Beach Post, “Mike took those 10 years and just gave and gave and gave. His legacy is in the people that he gave to.”

The Lake Lytal Lightning’s entire swim team visited Horgan in the hospital before his death.

Horgan is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and son Stephen, a freshman at University of Florida this fall.

A ceremony celebrating the life of Michael Horgan is planned for 4 p.m. Friday at the William T. Dwyer High School Auditorium, 13601 N. Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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