Four SOFLO Swimmers Selected For FGC Age Group Zone Team

By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, July 20, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club had four talented swimmers selected for the Florida Gold Coast Age Group Zone Team.

Alexis Christensen, Mallory Schleicher, Valerie Vank and Christian Tijero, all currently competing in this weekend’s FGC Junior Olympics in Stuart, will compete along with other 11-14 year olds in the Southern Zone Age Group Swim Meet July 31-August 5 at COM Aquatic Center, in Midland, Texas.

The age group rosters are:

11-12 Girls: Sydney Anton (Azura); Alexis Christensen (SOFLO); Bella Egizi (Pine Crest); Sara Lin (Pine Crest); Julianne McCranie (Azura); Giovanna Musiello (Gulliver); Lily Soldani (Pine Crest); Valerie Vank (SOFLO).

11-12 Boys: Lucas Bailey (East Coast Aquatic Club); Makar Goncharov (Swim Fort Lauderdale); Landon Kyser (Heritage Aquatic Team), Evan Pelletier, (Martin Co. Swim Team), Christian Tijero (SOFLO).

13-14 Girls: Nicole Aguilar (Wahoos of Wellington); Riley Botting (Pine Crest); Kiara Caamano (North Palm Beach); Isabella Chambers (Pine Crest); Giulianna Garcia (Tamarac Swimming); Lydia Lanahan (Tamarac Swimming); Rebecca Montero (Gulliver); Mallory Schleicher (SOFLO).

13-14 Boys: Aiden Kohanyi (Tamarac Swimming); Nicolas Gallego (Jupiter Dragons); AJ Martinez (Swim Fort Lauderdale); Anthony Martinez (Hialeah Storm); Parker Rosenthal (Gulliver); Matthew Tarafa (Hialeah Storm); Victor Valdes (Hialeah Storm).

The zone coaching staff is Alison Templin, 11-12 Girls Coach; Gannon Mennis, 11-12 Boys Coach; Norman Abril, 13-14 Girls Coach and Gannon Mennis, 13-14 Boys Coach. Jennifer Gibson is head coach and team manager. Parents team chaperones are Stephanie Christensen and Tony Egizi.

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