SOFLO Swimmers Wrap Up Final Day Of Speedo Summer Championships; FGC’s Erika Pelaez Wins First Event; Ohio State Sweeps Team Titles


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., August 7, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club’s five-swimmer contingent completed five days of racing against some of the nation’s best swimmers Saturday at the Speedo Summer Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, was fourth in the “D” final and 28th overall in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:22.11. She was 29th in prelims in 2:24.25 to qualify for the “D” final.

Juan Mora, 17, was 52nd in the 50-meter freestyle in 24.98. He was also 58th in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:14.86.

Florida Gold Coast swimmer results:

Top-seed Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won her first event of the meet in the 50-meter freestyle in a lifetime best 25.42. She was top morning qualifier in the 50-meter freestyle in 25.66, just off her previous best time of 25.57.

Pelaez was the only Florida Gold Coast swimmer to win an event in the meet. She is No. 19 all-time in the 15-16 age group and now tied with Olympian Torri Huske for eighth among all U.S. 15-year-olds.

Tr’v Monroe, 18, of North Palm Beach was second in the “C” final in 23.77. He was 24th in morning prelims in 24.03, off his best time of 23.49.

Ohio State University swept the combined team title (808.5), men (382.5) and women’s (426) team titles. Eagle Aquatics was the top Florida Gold Coast team finisher placing 15th with 57 points, all scored by Pelaez.

USA Swimming divided the meet into East and West sites, hosting athletes from respective geographic locations and having results specific to each site.

The long course meters meet was the first senior-level, domestic competition on USA Swimming’s national events calendar following June’s U.S. Olympic trials.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Ohio State 808.5, 2. SwimMAC 565, 3. Carmel Swim Club 480, 4. Indiana Swim Club 411.5, 5. Club Wolverine 397.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Ohio State 382.5, 2. SwimMAC 372, 3. Indiana Swim CLub 286.5, 4. Club Wolverine 281, 5. University of Pittsburgh 169, 53. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Ohio State 426, 2. Carmel Swim Club 321, 3. Long Island Aquatic Club 317, 4. SwimMAC 193, 5. Jersey Wahoos 182, 15. Eagle Aquatics 57, 36. South Florida Aquatic Club 12.

WOMEN
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Cavan Gormsen, Long Island Aquatics 16:38.39, 2. Maya Geringer, Ohio State 16:48.96, 3. Maddie Waggoner, Jersey Wahoos 16:50.10.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Mackenzie Looze, Indiana Swim Club 2:14.41, 2. Sara Stotler, Planet Swim Aquatics 2:16.08; SOFLO: 28. Olivia Dinehart 2:22.11.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 25.42, 2. Amy Fulmer, Ohio State 25.76, 3. Lindsay Flynn, Mecklenburg 25.89.

4×100-meter medley relay: 1. Ohio State 4:07.41, 2. Carmel Swim Club 4:09.02, 3. Ohio State 4:11.07.

MEN
200-meter individual medley: 1. Sam Stewart, YMCA Hub Fins 1:58.60, 2. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 2:01.08, 3. Jared Daigle, Club Wolverine 2:02.09; SOFLO: 58. Juan Mora 2:14.86.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Charlie Clark, Ohio State 7:58.87, 2. Eli Shoyat, Northern KY Clip 8:07.24, 3. Andrew Taylor, Tampa Bay Aquatics 8:10.93

50-meter freestyle: 1. Jack Franzman, Indiana Swim Club 22.29, 2. Kevin Gillooly, Unattached 22.60, 3. Josh Fleagle, Unattached 22.98; FGC: 18. Tr’v Monroe, North Palm Beach 23.77; SOFLO: 52. Juan Mora 24.98.

4×100-meter medley relay: 1. Ohio State 3:42.55, 2. Club Wolverine 3:43.47, 3. SwimMAC 3:44.09.

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

Dinehart, Schleicher, Mora Make Finals On Day Four Of Speedo Summer Championships; Dinehart, Mora Swim Last Events On Saturday


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., August 6, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club had three swimmers advance into three finals Friday at the Speedo Summer Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, was sixth in the “B” final of the 100-meter breaststroke and 14th overall in 1:13.30. In prelims, she was 16th in 1:14.07, off her entry time of 1:12.54 to make the “B” final.

Mallory Schleicher, 17, finished fifth in the “C” final and 21st overall in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:24.01. In prelims, she was 20th in 4:28.13, off her entry time of 4:21.95. It was her third and final event of the meet.

Juan Mora, 17, was 25th in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.92, just off his 1:04.18, to make the “D” final.

Elena Dinehart, 16, was 42nd in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:06.13. It was her second and final event of the meet.

On the final day of competition, Mora will swim the 50-meter freestyle and Olivia Dinehart will compete in the 200-meter individual medley.

Florida Gold Coast swimmer results:

Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics qualified sixth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:01.95, just off her seed time of 1:01.36. She went on to finish sixth in the “A” final in 1:01.69.

Patrick Doyle, 18, of Sunrise Swimming was 41st in the 100-meter backstroke in 59.15, just off his 58.90 seed time.

SwimMAC Carolina remains in the lead of the boys team standings with 317 points. Ohio State is second with 267.5 and Indiana Swim Club third with 243.5.

Ohio State University overtook Long Island Aquatic Club for the lead in the women’s competition with 288 points. Long Island is close behind with 256 and Carmel Swim Club is third with 232.

Saturday events are: women’s and men’s 200-meter individual medley, 50-meter freestyle, women’s 1500-meter freestyle, men’s 800-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter medley relay.

USA Swimming has divided the meet into East and West sites, hosting athletes from respective geographic locations and having results specific to each site.

The long course meters meet is the first senior-level, domestic competition on USA Swimming’s national events calendar following June’s U.S. Olympic trials.

The City of Greensboro extended its protocols requiring all vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals to wear a mask while indoors. All athletes, coaches, spectators, officials, staff and volunteers must bring and wear a mask in any indoor space at the venue.

The meet is being live streamed on the usaswimming.org website.

FRIDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS:
1. SwimMAC Carolina 317, 2. Ohio State 267.5, 3. Indiana Swim Club 243.5, 4. Club Wolverine 201, 5. University of Pittsburgh 115, 47. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Ohio State 288, 2. Long Island Aquatic Club 256, 3. Carmel Swim Club 232, 4. Jersey Wahoos 139, 5. SwimMAC 137, 17. Eagle Aquatics 37, 31. South Florida Aquatic Club 12.

WOMEN
400-meter freestyle: 1. Cavan Gormsen, Long Island Aquatics 4:10.79, 2. Claire Weinstein, Westchester Aquatics 4:11.11, 3. Leah Gingrich, Columbus Aquatics 4:18.11; SOFLO: 21. Mallory Schleicher 4:24.01.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Mackenzie Looze, Indiana Swim Club 1:08.42, 2. Josie Panitz, Ohio State 1:08.86, 3. Hannah Bach, Ohio State 1:08.90; SOFLO: 14. Olivia Dinehart 1:13.30.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Ali Deloof, Tennessee Aquatics 59.96, 2. Gabby DeLoof, Club Wolverine 1:00.44, 3. Amy FUlmer, Ohio State 1:01.17; SOFLO: 42. Elena Dinehart 1:06.13.

MEN
400-meter freestyle: 1. Charlie Clark, Ohio State 3:51.65, 2. Logan Zucker, SwimMAC 3:55.59, 3. Eli Shoyat, Northern KY Clip 3:56.95.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Cooper Van Der, University of Pittsburgh 1:00.20, 2. Tommy Cope, Club Wolverine 1:00.30, 3. Charlie Swanson, Club Wolverine 1:00.81; SOFLO: 28. Juan Mora 1:05.13.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Sam Stewart, YMCA Hub FIns 54.59, 2. Brendan Burns, Indiana Swim Club 55.33, 3. Jonny Maxwell, Firestone Akron 55.33.

4×200-meter freestyle relay: 1. SwimMAC 7:22.13, 2. Ohio State 7:29.62, 3. Carmel Swim Club 7:33.55.

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

Mallory Schleicher, Olivia Dinehart Top SOFLO Finishers On Day Three Of Speedo Summer Championships


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., August 5, 2021—Mallory Schleicher and Olivia Dinehart were the top South Florida Aquatic Club finishers Thursday at the Speedo Summer Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Schleicher, 17, was eighth in the “B” final in 4:59.82. In morning prelims she went 4:59.05 to finish 16th and qualify for the final. Her entry time was 4:53.96.

SOFLO teammate Olivia Dinehart, 16, won the “D” final of the 400-meter individual medley in 4:59.47. She was 27th in morning prelims in 5:05.44.

Maddie Smutny, 16, was 44th in 100-meter butterfly in 1:06.51 in her second and final event of the meet.

On Friday, Elena Dinehart swims the 100-meter backstroke; Olivia Dinehart swims the 100-meter breaststroke; and Juan Mora swims the 400-meter freestyle.

Florida Gold Coast swimmer results:

Erika Pelaez, 15, Eagle Aquatics, won the “C” final of the 100-meter butterfly in 1:00.45, bettering her entry time of 1:01.39, a 0.94 time drop. In prelims, she was 17th in 1:02.08.

Joey Carbone, 24, St. Andrew’s Aquatics, 47th in 100-meter butterfly in 57.06, off his seed time of 56.04.

SwimMAC Carolina remains in the lead of the boys team standings with 220.5 points followed by Indiana Swim Club with 173.5 and Ohio State with 163. Long Island Aquatic Club continues to lead the women’s competition with 212 points closely followed by Ohio State with 196 and Carmel Swim Club with 189.

Friday events are: women’s and men’s 400-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter backstroke and men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

USA Swimming has divided the meet into East and West sites, hosting athletes from respective geographic locations and having results specific to each site.

The long course meters meet is the first senior-level, domestic competition on USA Swimming’s national events calendar following June’s U.S. Olympic trials.

The City of Greensboro extended its protocols requiring all vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals to wear a mask while indoors. All athletes, coaches, spectators, officials, staff and volunteers must bring and wear a mask in any indoor space at the venue.

The meet is being live streamed on the usaswimming.org website.

THURSDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS:
1. SwimMAC Carolina 220.5, 2. Indiana Swim Club 173.5, 3. Ohio State 163, 4. Club Wolverine 154, 5. University of Pittsburgh 86, 42. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Long Island Aquatic Club 212, 2. Ohio State 196, 3. Carmel Swim Club 189, 4. Jersey Wahoos 126, 5. SwimMAC 110, 18. Eagle Aquatics 24, 32. South Florida Aquatic Club 9.

WOMEN
400-meter individual medley: 1. Mackenzie Looze, Indiana Swim Club 4:47.42, 2. Erin Cavanagh, Jersey Wahoos 4:49.58, 3. Yara Hierath, Wolfpack Elite 4:51.13; SOFLO: 16. Mallory Schleicher 4:59.82, 25. Olivia Dinehart 4:59.47.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Alex Shackell, Carmel Swim Club 59.61, 2. Leah Gingrich, Columbus Aquatics 59.72, 3. Gigi Johnson 59.91; SOFLO: 44. Maddie Smutny 1:06.51; FGC: 17. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 1:00.45.

4×200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Long Island Aquatics 8:09.48, 2. Carmel Swim Club 8:14.94, 3. Ohio State 8:20.10.

MEN
400-meter individual medley: 1. Charlie Swanson, Club Wolverine 4:14.33, 2. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 4:20.78, 3. Jared Daigle, Club Wolverine 4:23.05.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Tim Connery, SwimMAC 53.07, 2. Mitchell Ledford, Treasure Coast 53.08, 3. Aaron Sequeira, Cincinnati Marlins 53.56; FGC: 47. Joey Carbone, St. Andrew’s Aquatics 57.06.

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

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart, Juan Mora Make Finals On Day Two Of Speedo Summer Championships


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., August 4, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club had two swimmers in finals Wednesday at the Speedo Summer Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, was third in the “B” final of the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:35.98. In morning prelims, she was ninth in 2:35.99, off her seed time of 2:34.85.

Juan Mora, 17, was fifth in the “D” final of the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:22.60. He went 2:22.69 in prelims, off his 2:20.23 seeded time.

Elena Dinehart, 16, was 35th in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:21.51.

On Thursday, Olivia Dinehart and Mallory Schleicher will swim the 400-meter individual medley and Maddie Smutny swims the 100-meter butterfly.

Florida Gold Coast swimmer results:

Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won the “B” final of the 200-meter backstroke in 2:14.56, bettering her prelim time of 2:17.91. Her finals time would have placed her fifth in the “A” final.

Tr’v Monroe, 18, of North Palm Beach was second in the “D” final of the 200-meter freestyle in 1:54.01. He was 31st in morning prelims in 1:55.62, off his personal best of 1:53.39.

Patrick Doyle, 18, of Sunrise Swimming, 37th in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:09.43, off his seed time of 2:06.24.

SwimMAC Carolina leads the men’s team standings with 169.5 followed by Ohio State with 138. Long Island Aquatic Club leads the women’s field with 157 points and Ohio State is second with 123.

Thursday events are: women’s and men’s 400-meter individual medley, 100-meter butterfly and women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

USA Swimming has divided the meet into East and West sites, hosting athletes from respective geographic locations and having results specific to each site.

The long course meters meet is the first senior-level, domestic competition on USA Swimming’s national events calendar following June’s U.S. Olympic trials.

The City of Greensboro extended its protocols requiring all vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals to wear a mask while indoors. All athletes, coaches, spectators, officials, staff and volunteers must bring and wear a mask in any indoor space at the venue.

The meet is being live streamed on the usaswimming.org website.

WEDNESDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS:
1. SwimMac 169.5, 2. Ohio State 138, 3. Indiana Swim Club 126.5, 4. Club Wolverine 107, 5. University of Pittsburgh 86, 40. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Long Island Aquatic Club 157, 2. Ohio State 123, 3. Carmel Swim Club 111, 4. Jersey Wahoos 81, 5. SwimMAC 75, 16. Eagle Aquatics 24, 30. South Florida Aquatic Club 8.

WOMEN
200-meter freestyle: 1. Claire Weinstein, Westchester Aquatics 1:59.56, 2. Cavan Gormsen, Long Island Aquatics 2:00.06, 3. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay 2:00.97.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Mackenzie Looze, Indiana Swim Club 2:28.13, 2. Josie Panitz, Ohio State 2:31.77, 3. Sofia Plaza, Unattached SwimMAC 2:33.43; SOFLO: 11. Olivia Dinehart 2:35.98.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Jo Jo Ramey, Fishers Area 2:09.34, 2. Gabby DeLoof, Club Wolverine 2:11.18, 3. Madelyn Christm, Carmel Swim Club 2:11.27; SOFLO: 35. Elena Dinehart 2:21.51; FGC: 9. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 2:14.56.

400-meter freestyle relay: 1. Long Island 3:43.59, 2. Ohio State 3:44.22, 3. Carmel Swim Club 3:48.54.

MEN
200-meter freestyle: 1. Brendan Burns, Indiana Swim Club 1:49.27, 2. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 1:49.28, 3. Bora Unalmis, Club Wolverine 1:51.17; FGC: 26. Tr’v Monroe, North Palm Beach 1:54.01.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Charlie Swanson, Club Wolverine 2:09.85, 2. Josh Matheny, Team Pittsburgh 2:12.72, 3. Maxwell Reich, Indiana Swim Club 2:13.01; SOFLO: 29. Juan Mora 2:22.60.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Sam Stewart, YMCA Hub Fins 1:59.52, 2. Jacob Steele, Indiana Swim Club 2:00.46, 3. Thomas Watkins, Ohio State 2:01.07; FGC: 37. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise Swimming 2:09.43.

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

SOFLO’s Smutny, Schleicher Finish Top 20 On Opening Day Of Speedo Summer Championships; Dinehart Sisters, Mora Swim Wednesday


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., August 3, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club’s Mallory Schleicher and Maddie Smutny finished in the Top 20 on opening day of the Speedo Summer Championships Tuesday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Smutny, 16, a U.S. Olympic trials qualifier, won the “C” final of the 200-meter butterfly in 2:17.66. She was 17th overall. She went 2:20.67 in prelims. Leah Gingrich, 31, of Columbus Aquatics won the event in 2:09.82.

Schleicher, 17, was 15th in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:03.91, just off her best time of 9:03.34. Claire Weinstein, 14, of Westchester Aquatics won the event in 8:36.46.

On Wednesday, Elena Dinehart, 16, will swim the 200-meter backstroke; Olivia Dinehart, 16, will swim the 200-meter breaststroke; and Juan Mora, 17, also swims the 200-meter breaststroke.

Florida Gold Coast swimmer results:

Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics was fourth in the “A” final of the 100-meter freestyle in 55.66, just off her best time of 55.51.

Joey Carbone, 24, of St. Andrew’s Aquatics was eighth in the “B” final and 16th overall in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:04.55.

Tr’v Monroe, 18, of North Palm Beach was fourth in the “C” final and 20th overall in the 100-meter freestyle in 51.97, just off his best time of 51.15.

Wednesday events are: 200-meter freestyle, 200-meter breaststroke, 200-meter backstroke and women’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

USA Swimming has divided the meet into East and West sites, hosting athletes from respective geographic locations and having results specific to each site.

The long course meters meet is the first senior-level, domestic competition on USA Swimming’s national events calendar following June’s U.S. Olympic trials.

The City of Greensboro extended its protocols requiring all vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals to wear a mask while indoors. All athletes, coaches, spectators, officials, staff and volunteers must bring and wear a mask in any indoor space at the venue.

The meet is being live streamed on the usaswimming.org website.

TUESDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS:
1. SwimMAC 111.5, 2. Ohio State 83, 3. Club Wolverine 55, 4. Indiana Swim Club 52.5, 5. University of Pittsburgh 47, 33. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Long Island Aquatic Club 71, 2. Ohio State 47, 3. Jersey Wahoos 40, 4. Scarlet Aquatics 36, 5. Carmel Swim Club 33, 11. Eagle Aquatics 15, 26. South Florida Aquatic Club 2.

WOMEN
800-meter freestyle: 1. Claire Weinstein, Westchester 8:36.46, 2. Cavan Gormsen, Long Island 8:36.49, 3. Yara Hierath, Wolfpack Elite 8:41.42; SOFLO: 15. Mallory Schleicher 9:03.91.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Leah Gingrich, Columbus Aquatics 2:09.82, 2. Tess Howley, Long Island Aquatics 2:10.13, 3. Sara Stotler, Planet Swim Aquatics 2:12.33; SOFLO: 17. Maddie Smutny 2:17.66

100-meter freestyle: 1. Gabby DeLoof, Club Wolverine 55.34, 2. Chloe Stepanek, Long Island Aquatics 55.37, 3. Amy Fulmer, Ohio State 55.41; FGC: 4. Erika Pelaez, Eagles Aquatics 55.66.

MEN
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Charlie Clark, Ohio State 15:04.37, 2. Will Gallant, Unattached-Wolfpack 15:11.79, 3. James Plage, Wolfpack Elite 15:18.50

200-meter butterfly: 1. Matthew Fenlon, Badger SC 1:57.46, 2. Corey Gambardel, Indiana SC 1:58.89, 3. Sebastien Sergi, Swim Atlanta 1:59.63; FGC: 16. Joey Carbone, St. Andrew’s Aquatics 2:04.55

100-meter freestyle: 1. Tim Connery, SwimMAC 49.36, 2. Brendan Burns, Indiana SC 49.86, 3. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 49.86; FGC: 20. Tr’v Monroe, NPB 51.97.

4×100-meter free relay: 1. SwimMAC 3:21.91, 2. Ohio State 2:24.22, 3. Club Wolverine 3:25.91.

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

SOFLO Fab Five Ready For This Week’s Speedo Summer Championships; Schleicher, Smutny Race Tuesday


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., August 2, 2021—The summer championship season comes to a close for some of South Florida Aquatic Club’s top swimmers at this week’s Speedo Summer Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

USA Swimming has divided the meet into East and West sites, hosting athletes from respective geographic locations and having results specific to each site.

The long course meters meet is the first senior-level, domestic competition on USA Swimming’s national events calendar following June’s U.S. Olympic trials.

SOFLO will be well-represented at the meet with five swimmers: Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Juan Mora, Mallory Schleicher and Maddie Smutny.

Elena Dinehart, 16, swims the 200-meter backstroke (seeded 25th) on Wednesday and 100-meter backstroke (seeded 44th) on Friday.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, swims the 200-meter breaststroke (seeded seventh) on Wednesday, 400-meter individual medley (seeded 40th) on Thursday; 100-meter breaststroke (seeded 15th) on Friday and 200-meter individual (seeded 42nd) on Saturday.

Juan Mora, 17, swims the 200-meter breaststroke (seeded 16th) on Wednesday; 100-meter breaststroke (seeded 23rd) on Friday and both the 200-meter individual medley (seeded 67th) and 50-meter freestyle (seeded 46th) on Saturday.

Mallory Schleicher, 17, opens the meet on Tuesday in the 800-meter freestyle (seeded 22nd); 400-meter individual medley (seeded 13th) on Thursday and 400-meter freestyle (seeded 25th) on Friday.

U.S. Olympic trials qualifier Maddie Smutny, 16, will also race on opening day in the 200-meter butterfly (seeded eighth) and 100-meter butterfly (seeded 48th) on Thursday.

The only other Florida Gold Coast teams with qualifiers are St. Andrew’s Aquatics (Joey Carbone), North Palm Beach (Tr’v Monroe), Eagle Aquatics (Erika Pelaez) and Sunrise Swimming (Patrick Doyle).

The five-day meet begins Tuesday with the men’s and women’s 200-meter butterfly, men’s and women’s 100-meter freestyle, women’s 800-meter freestyle and men’s 1500-meter freestyle.

The City of Greensboro extended its protocols requiring all vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals to wear a mask while indoors. All athletes, coaches, spectators, officials, staff and volunteers must bring and wear a mask in any indoor space at the venue.

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

Busy Two Weeks Ahead For SOFLO Swimmers And Coaches


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, July 26, 2021—The championship season continues for South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers and coaches with four meets scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 27-31, Southern Zone Championships, Tupelo, Miss.: SOFLO will be represented by talented swimmers Izzy Wilson, Gabriella DeLuna and Nicholas Pelaez on the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

The 11-12 girls team: Alera Hurwitz, St. Andrew’s; Natalie Dufflocq, North Palm Beach; Maria Perez, Midtown Weston; and Emma Han, Wahoos of Wellington. There is no boys’ 11-12 team.

The 13-14 girls’ team: Izzy Wilson, SOFLO; Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO; Reese Andres, St. Andrew’s; Samantha Schoenborn, St. Andrew’s; Sidney Anton, Pine Crest; Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver Swim Club; Abbie Sargent, Florida Keys Swim Club; and Sara Miller, St. Andrew’s.

The 13-14 boys’ team: Nicholas Pelaez, SOFLO; Dylan Ferguson, Metro Aquatics; Nahuel Balade, Ransom Everglades; Lucas Franchak, Hurricanes; and Andy Serrano-Pena of Ransom Everglades.

The coaches are Jennifer Gibson of Swim Fort Lauderdale and Rodrigo Mendes of Midtown Weston

July 28-31 USA Swimming Futures Championships, Huntsville, Ala.:
Dominic Bono, Javier Colmenares, Molly Golding, Sophia Grubbs and Philo Ibrahim have qualified for the meet. The meet provides swimmers with a new stepping stone between sectionals and junior nationals. Some think of the Futures meet as a “junior” Junior Nationals.

July 30-Aug. 1 FGC Senior Championships, Coral Springs Aquatic Complex: Defending champion SOFLO will be looking for its eighth title. In March, SOFLO swept the combined (2,007 points), women (1,013.50 points) and men (993.50) team titles at its home pool. Forty-one SOFLO swimmers have qualified for individual and relay events.

Aug. 3-7 Speedo Summer Championships, Greensboro, N.C.: Five SOFLO swimmers will compete against some of the nation’s top swimmers. SOFLO’s qualifiers are Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Juan Mora, Mallory Schleicher and Maddie Smutny.

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

SWIMMING ROUNDUP: USA Swimming Splits Sites For Speedo Summer Championships


By Sharon Robb
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 18, 2021–USA Swimming announced Monday that the Aug. 3-7 Speedo Summer Championships will be split and held at East and West sites.

The sites will host athletes from respective geographic locations and have results specific to each site.

The long course meters meet is the first senior-level domestic competition on USA Swimming’s national events calendar following June’s U.S. Olympic trials.

The newly-named Speedo Summer Championships instead of National Championships, event schedule features 34 events, including both freestyle and medley relay races.

The East division will take place in Greensboro, N.C., at Greensboro Aquatic Center. The venue has hosted several national meets, including NCAA Championships, the 2020 Toyota U.S. Open and USA Swimming TYR Pro Swim Series competitions.

Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi form the boundary for the East meet.

The West division will be held in Irvine, Calif. at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center. The venue has hosted high-level competitions such as the 1980 U.S. Olympic team trials and several Phillips 66 National Championships and more.

For the East meet, all-session tickets will be available to the public through Ticketmaster beginning July 1. The West meet has yet to announce its ticket process.

USA Swimming will use a time standards system that other countries have used but is fairly new for major American events.

The Summer Championships will have separate time standards for 19 & over swimmers and 18 & under swimmers. This system allows the meets to include the top-performing juniors who might factor into future national or international conversations gain the experience offered by these high level meets, but can limit opportunities for college-aged swimmers.

Athlete qualification procedures, time standards and additional information can be found at http://www.usaswimming.org.

MISC. NOTES

Gainesville Buchholz alum True Sweetser of Panama City is one of three Stanford student-athletes awarded a $10,000 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He is a four-time All-American and long distance swimmer for the U.S. national team. Even though he qualified for next month’s U.S. Olympic trials training with the Gator Swim Club, he decided to end his swimming career with his Stanford teammates. He graduates next month. He plans to work on his master’s in Russian, East European and Eurasian studies at Stanford….

Another recipient is Stanford’s two-time Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Year Ella Eastin. She announced that she is giving up her swim career and Olympic hopes because of the illness dysautonomia. According to a Pac-12 release, her condition may be the result of her long bout with COVID-19 and its long-lasting impact on the body’s autonomic nervous systems that controls breathing, digestion and heartbeat….

Florida Atlantic University assistant coach Alice McCall has been hired by head coach James Winchester as an assistant coach for his Texas Christian University coaching staff. She replaces Nathan Lavery who left to become head coach at Drexel. McCall spent five seasons at FAU where she was a recruiter and also helped coach the women’s team’s improvement in the Conference USA. McCall represented Great Britain internationally in open water events.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Alice to Fort Worth,” Winchester stated in a press release. “Amongst a deep candidate pool, it became evident quickly that Alice was the best fit for the vision of our program here at TCU. The way she recruits, connects with student-athletes and administration and teaches the life lessons that come with our sport came across very strongly. We have a shared vision of how to lead and serve at TCU.”

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