SOFLO’s Jordan Evans Sweeps Events At Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, January 18, 2020—Jordan Evans of South Florida Aquatic Club dominated the girls’ competition Saturday in the Sunrise 8-and-under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center.

Evans, 8, won all four of her individual events and turned in three lifetime best times in the 25-yard backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard freestyle.

Evans won the 25-yard butterfly in 18.95, 25-yard backstroke in 19.04, 25-yard breaststroke in 20.33 and 25-yard freestyle in 15.93.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 7, had one third, two fourths and one sixth place. Her highest finish was third in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 23.19.

SOFLO’s boys top finishers were Matthew Ortiz, Alessandro Suarez Cabrera and Toma Petkov.

Ortiz, 8, was second in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 21.12, second in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 16.96 and third in the 25-yard butterfly in 18.82.

Suarez Cabrera, 8, was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 24.25

Petkov, 7, was third in the 25-yard breaststroke in 25.85 and fourth in the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 21.20.

SOFLO also swept the boys and girls 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relays topping Coral Springs Swim Club and Sunrise Swimming.

SOFLO had nine swimmers (five boys and four goals) compete in 36 individual events and two relays.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Avry Thorpe, CSSC 28.88, 2. Kylie Cheatum, SUN 30.12, 3. Isabella Heraghty, SFTL 30.50; 7-8, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 18.95, 2. Emma Ellis, SUN 19.26, 3. Grace Weeks, CSSC 19.77; SOFLO: 4. Christie Ann Lumsden 20.65, time drop, 7. Hayeon Song 22.01, time drop, 16. Gabriela Ekht 29.75.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Kylie Cheatum, SUN 26.54, 2. Avry Thorpe, SSC 26.82, 3. Audrey Teas, PCS 29.75; 7-8, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 19.04, time drop, 2. Grace Weeks, CSSC 21.06, 3. Emma Ellis, SUN 21.11; SOFLO: 6. Christie Ann Lumsden 22.24, time drop, 7. Hayen Song 23.09, 9. Gabriela Ekht 24.06, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Audrey Teas, PCS 31.23, 2. Avry Thorpe, CSSC 31.77, 3. Kylie Cheatum, SUN 34.93; 7-8, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 20.33, time drop, 2. Addison Scott, SF 22.48, 3. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 23.19, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Hayeon Song 26.79, 17. Gabriela Ekht 32.05.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Avry Thorpe, CSSC 21.38, 2. Kylie Cheatum, SUN 23.37, 3. Isabella Heraghty, SFTL 25.88; 7-8, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 15.93, time drop, 2. Jameela Rashad, CSSC 17.03, 3. Emma Ellis, SUN 17.56; SOFLO: 4. Christie Ann Lumsden 18.32, time drop, 6. Hayeon Song 18.83, 14. Gabriela Ekht 22.32.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:12.96, 2. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:20.48, 3. Sunrise Swimming 1:23.07.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CCPR 19.82, 2. Ryan Johnson, SUN 22.08, 3. Calum Bass, SFTL 25.88; 7-8, 1. Luca Pichardo, CCPR 18.69, 2. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 18.70, 3. Matthew Ortiz, SOFLO 18.82; SOFLO: 4. Toma Petkov 21.20, time drop, 11. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 25.97, time drop, 13. Luis Escobar 26.12, time drop, 19. David Gonzalez 28.98, time drop.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Ryan Johnson, SUN 23.86, 2. Calum Bass, SFTL 23.99, 3. Matias Tiani, CSSC 24.99; 7-8, 1. Luca Pichardo, CCPR 20.64, 2. Matthew Ortiz, SOFLO 21.12, time drop, 3. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 22.34; SOFLO: 6. David Gonzalez 23.66, time drop, 10. Toma Petkov 24.70, time drop, 12. Luis Escobar 25.19, time drop, 19. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 26.61, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CCPR 28.14, 2. Ryan Johnson, SUN 29.62, 3. Calum Bass, SFTL 29.79; 7-8, 1. Luca Pichardo, CCPR 22.73, 2. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 24.25, time drop, 3. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 25.85; SOFLO: 4. Luis Escobar 25.97, time drop, 10. Matthew Ortiz 27.24, 14. David Gonzalez 28.89, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Ryan Johnson, SUN 18.29, 2. Calum Bass, SFTL 22.11, 3. Michael Tiani, CSSC 22.84; 7-8, 1. Luca Pichardo, CCPR 16.64, 2. Matthew Ortiz, SOFLO 16.96, tme drop, 3. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 17.02; SOFLO: 6. David Gonzalez 19.43, time drop, 9. Toma Petkov 19.81, time drop, 13. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 21.00, 15. Luis Escobar 21.39, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:16.20, 2. Coral Springs Swim Club A 1:20.10, 3. Coral Springs Swim Club B 1:28.77.

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

Connor Jimenez Leads SOFLO At 8&Under Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, April 15, 2018—-Connor Jimenez of South Florida Aquatic Club was among top finishers Friday at the Sunrise 8&Under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center.

Jimenez, 8, won one event and finished in three others, all four races with time drops in the 7-8 age group in the Florida Gold Coast-sanctioned meet.

Jimenez won the 25-yard backstroke in 18.20, dropping 1.43 seconds off his previous best. He was third in the 25-yard butterfly in 17.60 with a drop of 1.60; 25-yard breaststroke in 21.29 with a 2.16 drop and 25-yard freestyle in 15.74 with an 0.14 drop.

SOFLO girls were led by Caitlyn Nguyen, 8, with two seconds and three other top five finishes all in best times.

Nguyen was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 21.42 with a 2.89 drop and was a member of SOFLO’s runner-up 100-yard freestyle relay. She was third in the 25-yard backstroke in 19.33, a 1.54 time drop; fourth in the 25-yard freestyle in 16.59, a 1.23 drop; and fifth in the 25-yard butterfly in 18.83, a 2.25 time drop.

SOFLO teammate Shelby Evans, 7, was third in the 25-yard breaststroke in 21.51, a 0.69 time drop and was also a member of the second-place relay.

SOFLO girls had 19 best times and boys had four time drops.

Lorenzo Bagnuoli, 8, made his Sizzler debut and did well at his first meet.

The meet featured timed final 25-yard races in all four strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle and 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 21.92; 7-8, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 16.43; SOFLO: 3. Francesca Perry 18:31, time drop, 5. Caitlyn Nguyen 18.83, time drop, 10. Shelby Evans 20.10, time drop, 21. Aanya Robinson 24.06, time drop, 24. Jordan Evans 24.64.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under,1. Wendy LaPietra, PST 23.74; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachun, YSF 19.10; SOFLO: 3. Caitlyn Nguyen 19.33, time drop,11. Francesca Perry 21.77, time drop, 12. Saree Young 21.80, time drop, 16. Shelby Evans 23.05, 31. Aanya Robinson 25.31, time drop, 34. Jordan Evans 26.43.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 26.74; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachun, YSF 19.92; SOFLO: 2. Caitlyn Nguyen 21.42, time drop, 3. Shelby Evans 21.51, time drop, 6. Francesca Perry 23.46, time drop, 16. Jordan Evans 26.24, time drop, 24. Aanya Robinson 27.39, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 19.64; 7-8, 1. Daryna Karachun, YSF 15.88; SOFLO: 4. Caitlin Nguyen 16.59, time drop, 9. Shelby Evans 17.83, time drop, 14. Saree Young 18.78, time drop, 16. Francesca Perry 18.84, time drop, 29. Jordan Evans 21.57, time drop, 30. Aanya Robinson 21.68, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. YMCA of South Florida 1:10.88, 2. SOFLO A 1:12.78, time drop.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 23.49; 7-8, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 16.32; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 17.60, time drop, 19. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 23.85.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 23.21; 7-8, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 18.20, time drop, 18. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 24.52.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Terrence Cheung, YSF 29.56; 7-8, 1. Caleb Caponera, PB 20.52; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 21.29, time drop, 40. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 32.87.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 19.64; 7-8, 1. Liam Fothergill, UNMWA 15.51; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 15.74, time drop, 35. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 22.78.

100-yard freestyle relay:
1. Pine Crest 1:17.20.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Head To Sunrise Sizzler On Friday


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, April 13, 2018—-South Florida Aquatic Club is sending nine swimmers, including Lorenzo Bagnuoli making his debut, to the Sunrise 8&Under Sizzler Friday at Sunrise Civic Center.

Bagnuoli, 8, will be joined by teammates (six girls and three boys) Preston Christensen, 8, Jordan Evans, 7, Shelby Evans, 7, Connor Jimenez, 8, Caitlyn Nguyen, 8, Francesca Perry, 7, Aanya Robinson, 7, and Saree Young, 8.

The meet features timed final 25-yard races in all four strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle and 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

IF YOU GO

What: Sunrise Swimming 8&Under Sizzler

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m. Warm-up is 5 p.m.

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise

Of note: Admission is $3 and heat sheets are $2. A concession stand is available during the meet. For more information call the swim office at 954-747-4635.

SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, November 9, 2017–South Florida Aquatic Club won the boys’ 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay and posted fifteen best times Friday at the Sunrise Swimming 8&Under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Seven SOFLO swimmers competed in the Sizzler which featured events for 6-and-under and 7-8 swimmers. Events were 25-yard sprint races in all four strokes and each age group and 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

The SOFLO group featured Jordan Evans, 6; Shelby Evans, 7; Martin Petkov, 8; Adrian Sowma, 8; Aryav Thakur, 8; Juan Vallmitjana, 8; and Oleksii Viazmetinov, 8.

SOFLO’s relay won in 1:13.30 ahead of Sunrise Swimming in 1:19.96.

Evans was the top SOFLO girls’ finisher with three third places in the 25-yard butterfly, 25-yard backstroke and 25-yard freestyle. She was also fourth in the 25-yard breaststroke.

Viazmetinov was the top SOFLO boys’ finisher with a third place in the 25-yard breaststroke, fourths in the 25-yard backstroke and 25-yard freestyle and eighth place in the 25-yard butterfly.

The Florida Gold Coast meet featured Azura Florida Aquatics, Bone Island Swim Club, Coral Springs, Cyclones, Hammerhead Aquatics, Pine Crest Swim Team, Plantation, SwimFast and host Sunrise Swimming.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Athena Rilo, SUN 23.19; SOFLO: 3. Jordan Evans 26.97, time drop; 7-8, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 17.15; SOFLO: 4. Shelby Evans 22.46.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Uma Vogan, BISC 23.96; SOFLO: 3. Jordan Evans 25.58; 7-8, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 21.89; SOFLO: 7. Shelby Evans 23.73, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Athena Rilo, SUN 28.81; SOFLO: 4. Jordan Evans 29.31, time drop; 7-8, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 21.80; SOFLO: 3. Shelby Evans 24.00, time drop.

25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Athena Rilo, SUN 21.32; SOFLO: 3. Jordan Evans 25.03 7-8, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 16.80; SOFLO: 4. Shelby Evans 18.99, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay: 8-and-under, 1. Azura 1:18.72, 2. Sunrise Swimming 1:19.14, 3. Pine Crest 1:26.56.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 24.54; 7-8, 1. Adrian Rendon, UAZUR 14.84; SOFLO: 5. Juan Vallmitjana 19.94, 8. Alex Viazmetinov 21.75, time drop, 9. Aryav Thakur 22.27, time drop, 13. Adrian Sowma 24.07, time drop, 16. Martin Petkov.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 25.46; 7-8, 1. Adrian Rendon, UAZUR 18.47; SOFLO: 4. Alex Viazmetinov 21.41, 7. Juan Vallmitjana 22.44, 9. Arya Thakur 2334, time drop , 15. Martin Petkov 24.43, time drop, 16. Adran Sowma 24.97.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Rhett Herring, HAFL 28.29; 7-8, 1. Adrian Rendon, UAZUR 19.45; SOFLO: 3. Alex Viazmetinov 23.37, time drop, 4. Juan Vallmitjana 23.56 9. Martin Petkov 25.91, 14. Aryav Thakur 28.20, 15. Adrian Sowma 28.91, time drop.

25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Rhett Herring, HAFL 20.09; 7-8, 1. Adrian Rendon, UAZUR 14.32; SOFLO: 4. Alex Viazmetinov 17.21, time drop, 6. Juan Vallmitjana 17.40, 10. Aryav Thakur 18.77, time drop, 18. Martin Petkov 21.09, 22. Adrian Sowma 21.86, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay: 8-and-under, 1. SOFLO 1:13.30, 2. Sunrise Swimming 1:19.96.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Ready For Busy Weekend Of Swimming


By Sharon Robb

November 2, 2017—While South Florida Aquatic Club high school swimmers compete in region and state meets, club swimmers will compete in two meets this weekend in Sunrise and Pompano Beach.

SOFLO swimmers will compete in the Sunrise Swimming 8&Under Sizzler on Friday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Seven SOFLO swimmers will compete in the Sizzler. The event is for 6-and-under and 7-8 swimmers. Events are 25-yard sprint races in all four strokes and each age group and 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

The SOFLO group features Jordan Evans, 6; Shelby Evans, 7; Martin Petkov, 8; Adrian Sowma, 8; Aryav Thakur, 8; Juan Vallmitjana, 8; and Oleksii Viazmetinov, 8.

Fourteen other SOFLO swimmers will compete in 52 individual events at the Pompano Beach Piranhas Turkey Classic in two sessions at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The morning session will feature swimmers in the 10-and-under and 11-and-12 age groups competing in 50-yard sprint races in every stroke. The afternoon session is for 13-and-14 and 15-and-over age groups in the same sprint races.

SOFLO will have 10 boys and four girls in the meet. They are: Kaitlyn Consuegra, 11; Kerry Ann Cunningham, 11; Izaac Garcia, 13; Logan Gonzalez, 12; Colin Gregory, 11; Gabriella Lissa, 12; Reagan Lowe, 12; Julian Lugones, 10; Isaac Nones, 10; Martin Petkov, 8; Juan-Esteban Ramirez, 12; Maximiliano Salguero, 13; Aryav Thakur, 8; and Juan Vallmitjana, 8.

The swim meets are sponsored by the Pompano Beach Piranhas and City of Pompano Beach.

There is no admission at the door but the host club is using the event as a food drive to help feed the hungry and homeless in Broward County. The host club is asking visitors to bring a gift that would help provide food and groceries for families. Non-perishable goods and canned goods are emphasized. A local agency will be designated to receive the food gifts. Heat sheets are $3.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Marc Rojas Wins On Opening Day Of International Meet; SOFLO Swimmers Drop Time At Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

April 8, 2017—Marc Rojas of South Florida Aquatic Club won his opening event Friday at the Campeonatos FEDONA 2017/III DR International Swim Open in Santo Domingo.

Rojas, 23, won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:20.86. His splits were 31.64, 35.98, 36.82 and 36.42.

Rojas represents the Dominican Republic internationally and is a national record holder in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke events. Rojas is getting in some international racing while preparing for the July 14-30 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Rojas is entered in two other events this weekend in his native country. He will also swim the 50- and 100-meter breaststroke events.

SOFLO teammate Alessandro Pereira, 10, will begin competing on Saturday.

Pereira is entered in five events: 50-meter backstroke, 200-meter individual medley, 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter breaststroke and 200-meter freestyle.

SUNRISE SIZZLER

Joseph-Blake Natino, 8, of South Florida Aquatic Club was the boys team’s top finisher at the Sunrise 8-and-Under Sizzler Friday at the Sunrise Civic Center.

Natino was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 22.68 followed by teammate Juan Vallmitjana, 8, third in 22.97 with a time drop of 0.28 seconds.

Natino was also fifth in the 25-yard butterfly in 19.97, the first time he cracked the 20-second barrier. He also dropped 0.98 seconds from 20.95 to 19.97. He was tenth in the 25-yard freestyle in 17.84 with another time drop of 0.86 seconds and 13th in the 25-yard backstroke

in 22.88.

SOFLO boys also won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:10.67 finishing ahead of Sunrise and Coral Springs Swim Club. SOFLO also showed its depth with its “B” team placing fourth in 1:22.01.

The SOFLO girls team was led by Sofia Lugo, 8, in the girls sprint events. Lugo was eighth in the 25-yard breaststroke in 25.84, tenth in the 25-yard butterfly in 20.91; 11th in the 25-yard backstroke in 22.71 and 13th in the 25-yard freestyle in 19.62. SOFLO girls relay was fourth.

SOFLO had 13 swimmers entered in the fun but chilly meet.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 21.22; 7-8, 1. Riley Andres, BEST 16.77; SOFLO: 10. Sofia Lugo 20.91, 25. Ella Michael 24.96, time drop, 26. Samira Borges 24.97, 32. Clara Bland 26.72, time drop.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 23.31; 7-8, 1. Riley Andres, BEST 20.91; SOFLO: 7. Samira Borges 22.11, 11. Sofia Lugo 22.71, 14. Ella Michael 23.07, time drop, 27. Clara Bland 25.76.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 25.05; 7-8, 1. Riley Andres, BEST 21.36; SOFLO: 8. Sofia Lugo 25.84, 11. Ella Michael 26.20, time drop, 21. Samira Borges 28.18, 41. Clara Bland 34.61, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 18.85; 7-8, 1. Shea Runsdorf, PCS 15.96; SOFLO: 11. Samira Borges 18.83, 13. Sofia Lugo 19.62, 27. Clara Bland 21.76, time drop, 34. Ella Michael 22.30, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay:

1.Pine Crest 1:13.88, 2. YMCA of South Florida 1:20.17, 3. Coral Springs 1:22.33, 4. SOFLO 1:23.20.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Emerson Olive, HAFL 22.01; 7-8, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 17.81; SOFLO: 5. Joseph-Blake Natino 19.97, time drop, 8. Juan Vallmitjana 20.67, time drop, 9. Mason Jimenez 21.30, time drop, 12. Connor Jimenez 22.69, time drop, 23. Brandon Lozano 26.21, time drop, 25. Aryav Thakur 26.53, 28. Matthew Jimenez 27.43, time drop.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Santiago Guio, YSF 28.53; 7-8, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 19.81; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 21.16, time drop, 6. Juan Vallmitjana 21.73, time drop, 9. Matthew Jimenez 22.29, 13. Joseph-Blake Natino 22.88, 21. Brandon Lozano 25.31, time drop, 24. Martin Petkov 25.66, 37. Mason Jimenez 28.51.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, YSF 31.56; 7-8, 1. Sean Baker, YSF 22.16, 2. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 22.68; 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 23.14, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Connor Jimenez 24.81, time drop, 9. Matthew Jimenez 26.51, time drop, 20. Mason Jimenez 28.37, time drop, 30. Aryav Thakur 30.39, 33. Brandon Lozano 31.61, 36. Martin Petkov 31.89.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Emerson Olive, HAFL 20.67; 7-8, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 16.64; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 17.18, time drop, 8. Juan Vallmitjana 17.57, time drop, 10. Joseph-Blake Natino 17.84, time drop, 11. Matthew Jimenez 17.94, time drop, 23. Aryav Thakur 21.90, 32. Mason Jimenez 22.61, 33. Brandon Lozano 22.65, time drop , 42. Martin Petkov 24.37, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay:

1.SOFLO A 1:10.67, 2. Sunrise 1:11.37, 3. Coral Springs 1:14.96, 4. SOFLO B 1:22.01.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Compete At International, Local Meets


By Sharon Robb

April 6, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will be competing internationally and locally this weekend.

SOFLO’s Marc Rojas, 23, and Alessandro Pereira, 10, will compete in the Campeonato FEDONA 2017/III DR International Swim Open in Santo Domingo.

Rojas represented the Dominican Republic internationally when he made his international debut at the FINA Short Course World Championships in Canada, one of the sport’s biggest meets.

Rojas broke two national records with best times in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke events. He also won his 200-meter breaststroke heat.

This weekend Rojas is entered in the 50, 100 and 200-meter breaststroke events.

Pereira is entered in five events: 50-meter backstroke, 200-meter individual medley, 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter breaststroke and 200-meter freestyle.

On the local scene, thirteen SOFLO swimmers will compete in the 8-and-Under Sunrise Sizzler at the Sunrise Civic Center.

The fun meet features 25-yard races in all four strokes and 100-yard freestyle relay. The events are the 6-and-under and 7-8 25-yard butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle races and 8-and-under 100-yard medley relay.

The swimmers entered are: Clara Bland, 7; Samira Borges, 8; Connor Jimenez, 7; Mason Jimenez, 8; Matthew Jimenez, 8; Brandon Lozano, 7; Sofia Lugo, 8; Stefano Mazzi, 8; Ella Michael, 7; Joseph-Blake Natino, 8; Martin Petkov, 8; Aryav Thakur, 8; and Juan Vallmitjana, 8.

IF YOU GO

What: 8-and-Under Sunrise Sizzler (SCY)

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd.

Of note: Warm-up begins 5 p.m. Admission is $3 and heat sheets $3. For information call 954-747-4635.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com