SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher Wins 5K Title At Swim Miami; Gulliver’s Alicia Mancilla Wins Mile Race


SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher Wins 5K Title At Swim Miami; Gulliver’s Alicia Mancilla Wins Mile Race

By Sharon Robb

August 17, 2017—Mallory Schleicher of South Florida Aquatic Club won her first 5K open water overall title this past weekend.

Schleicher, 13, of Cooper City, won the 5K women’s race at Swim Miami at Miami Yacht Club on Watson Island.

Schleicher finished in 1 hour, 7 minutes and 42.36 seconds. Her mile pace was 21:50. She was the youngest swimmer in the women’s field. Maria Tupayachi Ortiz, 37, of Miami was second in 1:08:50.14.

At JO’s, Schleicher was fifth in the 1500-meter freestyle in 18:19.17 with a huge time drop of 18.55.

SOFLO age group coach George Mersinger, 64, of Miramar was the club’s second top finisher. He was 49th in 28:22.53.

Gina Grant, SOFLO’s newest masters swimmer, made her open water debut. She was 51st overall in 28:40

in the mile, won the female Special Olympics category and was fourth among the nine-swimmer Special Olympics field.

It was Grant’s second swimming event for SOFLO. She was a triple winner in the 1500 freestyle, 400 individual medley and 400 medley relay at the Special Olympics Florida-Broward Swimming County Games at Nova Southeastern.

In the 5K (3.1-miles) men’s race, former University of Alabama All-American Ricardo Valdivia, 52, held on to win the overall title in 55:57.62 just ahead of Blake Manganiello, 22, of Miami in 55:59.62. Both held 18:03 mile pace.

Alicia Mancilla of Gulliver Swim Club, fresh off her FINA World Championships debut in Budapest, Hungary, won the overall title in the Swim Miami Open Water Mile.

Mancilla, 17, topped a field of 160 men and women swimmers to win the race in 19:38.03. She was the only swimmer to crack 20 minutes. She defeated the closest male swimmer, Adam Madarassy, 32, of Miami who finished second in 21:58.95.

At Worlds, Mancilla, representing Guatemala, was the youngest swimmer in the 1500-meter freestyle. She won her heat in a best time 17:15.04 and finished 19th.

Swim Miami is part of the South Florida Swim Series.

SWIM MIAMI BEACH RESULTS

ONE MILE

OVERALL: 1. Alicia Mancilla, Gulliver Swim Club 19:38.03, 2. Adam Madarassy, Miami 21:58.95, 3. Fabiana Pesce, Tamarac 22:14.42, 4. Sofia Avellaneda, Miami 22:25.61, 5. Cara Cannilla, Florham Park 22:32; SOFLO: 49. George Mersinger, Miramar 28:22; 51. Gina Grant 28:40.

5K RESULTS

OVERALL: 1. Ricardo Valdivia, Miami 55:57.62, 2. Blake Manganiello, Miami 55:59.62, 3. Nicolas Eymenier, Miami 58:09.37, 4. Roberto Marazzato, Tamarac 1:00:49.12, 5. Claude Lefante, Caracas 1:02.09.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http:www.swim4soflo.com

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SOFLO Youth, Masters Swimmers Post Top Finishes At Swim Miami


By Sharon Robb

May 11, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers, including four Masters swimmers, were among top finishers at Swim Miami this past weekend at Miami Marine Stadium on Key Biscayne.

Leonardo Mateus, 15, won the overall men’s title in the one-mile race. He was first among the field of 266 swimmers, first among boys in a field of 172 and won the 15-16 age group in 19:07.

Alejandro Mateus, 12, was 16th overall in the mile swim, 15th among the boys field and won his 11-12 age group among a field of nine swimmers.

Kristen Vlaun, 44, was first in the 40-44 age group in the 5K Swim in 1:11:10 for 3.1-miles.

Terri Rivera, 57, was first in the 55-59 age group in the one mile swim in 30:35.

Betty Lauer, 52, was fourth in the 50-54 age group in the one mile swim in 31:53.

SOFLO coach George Mersinger, 64, swam the mile in 31:46 and finished fourth in his 60-64 age group and was 143rd out of the field of 266.

The event was the second of three races in the South Florida Swim Series. The third and final series open water event is the Aug. 13th Swim

Miami Beach. Race distances are 800 meters, Miami Mile, 5K, 10K and K-9 Krawl. Proceeds benefitted the H2Os Foundation.

10K SWIM RESULTS

MEN: 1. Taylor Uselis, Oldsmar 1:53:26, 2. Miguel Portes, Santo Domingo 1:55:28, 3. Luke Smutny, Miami 1:55.28, 4. Ricardo Valdivia, Miami 2:04:22, 5. Nicolas Eymenier, Miami 2:12:51.

WOMEN: 1. Catalina Berraud Galea, Fort Lauderdale 2:03:21. 2. Mary Smutny, Miami 2:10:33, 3. Merle Livand, Tallinn 2:20:30, 4.Cynthia Aguilar, Hollywood 2:27:40, 5. Hailey Jerew, Miami 2:36:23.

5K SWIM RESULTS

MEN: 1. Julian Enrique Iturbe, Davie 54:56, 2. Gregory Espinosa, Miami 55:41, 3. Gabriel Serafim, Davie 56:28, 4. Andres Lares, Davie 56:29, 5. Cristian Tortola, Davie 59:27.

WOMEN: 1. Alicia Mancilla, Miami 59:00, 2. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, Miami 59:41, 3. Anna Auld, West Palm Beach 1:01:55, 4. Ashley Cozad, Wellington 1:05:41, 5. Barbara Bernal, Davie 1:08:14.

ONE-MILE SWIM

MEN: 1. Leonardo Mateus, Miramar 19:07, 2. Brandon Moran, Davie 19:18, 3. Gabriel Politi, Davie 19:40, 4. Giovanni Amadei, Davie 19:43, 5. Ramses Rodriguez, Port St. Lucie 20:00.

WOMEN: 1. Andrea Van Den Berg, Davie 21:44, 2. Jana Mangimelli, Las Vegas 22:26, 3. Mariana Cote, Davie 22:37, 4. Solana Capalbo, Davie 22:43, 5. Samantha Trodick, Sunrise 23:09.

800-METER SWIM

MEN: 1. Alfredo Manrique, Miami 11:47, 2. Ricardo Salas, Davie 11:50, 3. Alberto Ochoa, Weston 12:28, 4. Gannon Mennis, Miami 12:47, 5. David Chavez, Miami 12:49.

WOMEN: 1. Chloe Gonzalez, Miami 12:10, 2. Lauren Silva, Miami 12:12, 3. Mattie Barfield, Miami 13:36, 4. Cecilia Mirones, Sunrise 13:46, 5. Carmen Sanchez-Temdelque, Miami Beach 14:00.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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South Florida Aquatic Club Masters Team Swimmers Shine At SwimMiami


By Sharon Robb

April 23, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club’s masters team did well at the recent Swim Miami despite rough water conditions and large crowds.

In the 5K swim, SOFLO masters coach Carlo Morante was top SOFLO masters finisher. Morante, 23, finished in 57 minutes and 8 seconds, placing third in his age group.

Courtney Marx, 34, finished in 1:09.17, also placing third in her women’s age group.

Julia Fermayer, 38, was third in her age group in 1:20:31.

Five other SOFLO masters competed in the Miami Mile. Terri Rivera, 56, won her age group in 27.43.

Other finishers were:

Heather Braken Grissom, 36, 26:31, third.

Gail Young, 40, 33:00, sixth.

Robert Weick, 41, 31:19, 14th.

SOFLO coach George Mersinger, 63, 27:27, fourth.

Jennifer Martin, who trains at Academic Village Pool with the SOFLO team, won her 30-34 age group in the 800-meter swim in 16:01.

SOFLO welcomes all swimmers interested in joining its growing masters program. Contact Coach Carlo Morante at 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.comsha11cats@aol.com

NIKE APRIL SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Leonardo Mateus

NIKE APRIL SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Leonardo Mateus


Leonardo Mateus of South Florida Aquatic Club is the Nike Swimmer of the Month for April.

Mateus, 12, turned in some amazing swims this past month at three competitions. When he wasn’t competing, he was training hard with his teammates at Academic Village Pool.

At the 2014 Florida Gold Coast-Florida Swimming All-Star Championship Meet at Florida Gulf Coast, Mateus equaled his 100 freestyle time in 57.44 and swam career-best times in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.56 and 100 butterfly in 1:05.08.

During the Swim Miami presented by Nike open water event, Mateus defended his age group title winning the 11-12 age group division in 21:36. He was also third overall among men, sharing the awards podium with winner and U.S. national open water team member Joey Pedraza.

At this past weekend’s IMX Challenge in his home pool, he swam lifetime-best times in all five of his events. He swam 4:47.29 in the 400 freestyle, 2:37.18 in the 200 individual medley, 1:13.52 in the 100 backstroke, 1:32.28 in the 100 breaststroke and 1:15.53 in the 100 butterfly.

For the two-day IMX event, Mateus totaled 3,103 for his Herculean effort and is currently ranked seventh nationally and second in both the LSC and SOFLO.

“He has been training hard in practice,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said.

Mateus joins other SOFLO Swimmers of the Month sisters Kathleen and Molly Golding for January, Sebastian Sierra for February and Jessica Rodriguez for April.

The Nike Swimmer of the Month award, chosen by the SOFLO coaching staff, is awarded each month to the swimmer who excels at both swim meets and practice sessions.—Sharon Robb

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SOFLO Swimmers, Coaches Shine At Swim Miami

SOFLO Swimmers, Coaches Shine At Swim Miami


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

April 11, 2011

Samuel Quintero, Alfredo Mesa Jr. and Leonie Davies were South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finishers at Swim Miami Saturday in the waters around Miami Yacht Club and Watson Island.

Quintero, 10, won the 10-and-under age group in the 800-meter swim and finished third overall in 14:50 minutes.

Mesa Jr., 12, won the 11-12 age group in the Miami Mile in 12:37.

Davies, 14, won the 13-14 age group in the 4K Swim in 54:39 and finished second overall among the female field.

SOFLO coaches Josh Laban, a two-time Olympian for the Virgin Islands and Megan Garland, a NCAA Division II All-American, were also among top finishers.

Laban, 28, was second in the 25-29 age group in the 4K Swim in 1:00:56.

Garland, 24, won the 19-24 age group in the 4K Swim in 1:02:20.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Leonardo Mateus, 9, second 10-and-under age group in the mile in 17:38.

Marco Crespo, 12, second 11-12 age group 800-meter swim in 16:01.

Sophia Bucaro, 12, third 11-12 age group in the mile in 20:00.

Juan Lucas, 12, third, 11-12 age group in the mile in 12:46.

Vanessa Mesa, 9, fourth 10-and-under age group 800-meter swim in 15:43.

All other SOFLO finishers are listed in the results below.

Florida Gold Coast used the event as its Junior Olympics open water swim. The top four in each age group (11-12, 13-14 and 15-18) qualified  for the FGC Open Water All-Star Team at the June 10-11 Florida Cup Challenge against Florida Swimming in Fort Myers.

On Saturday, there were two race routes on the new course. In the 800-meter and one-mile events, swimmers headed out and returned back in a narrow course. In the 4K and 10K events, swimmers followed a rectangular course totaling 2,000 meters per loop.

Nearly 900 swimmers participated, the largest turnout in the six-year history of the race.

A moment of silence was observed for Coral Springs Swim Club and South Florida Aquatic Club head coach Michael Lohberg, who race organizers dedicated the race to.

Race proceeds benefitted H2Os Foundation (Helping Others Swim), a non-profit organization with a mentoring program designed to educate, guide, empower and stimulate the minds of youth through swimming.

SATURDAY SWIM MIAMI RESULTS

800-METER SWIM

Overall: 1. River Timana, Hialeah 14:29, 2. Rafael Castaneda, Davie Nadadores 14:45, 3. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 14:50, 4. Eric Vives, Miami 14:55, 5. Luis Perez, Hialeah 14:58; SOFLO: 18. Vanessa Mesa 15:43, 21. Marco Crespo 16:01, 30. Alexandra Crespo 17:18, 41. Adrianne Silva 23:44, 46. Monica Cordero 24:22.

Male: Overall: 1. River Timana, Hialeah 14:29, 2. Rafael Castaneda, Davie Nadadores 14:45, 3. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 14:50, 4. Eric Vives, Miami 14:55, 5. Luis Perez, Hialeah 14:58; SOFLO: 15. Marco Crespo 16:01; Age group: 10-and-under, 1. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 14:50; 11-12, 1. Mark Sanzetenea, Neptunes 15:20; SOFLO: 2. Marco Crespo 16:01; 15-16, 1. River Timana, Hialeah 14:29; 17-18, 1. Luis Perez, Hialeah 14:58; 25-29, 1. Ryan Plummer, FLA 38:08; 40-44, 1. Ron Poe, FLA 40:03, 45-49, 1. Andres Hausman, Miami Tri-City Bikes 21:27; 60-64, 1. Rafael Castaneda, Davie Nadadores 14:45.

Female: Overall: 1. Sophia Perez, Miami 14:59, 2. Gaby Antonini, FLA 15:02, 3. Andrea Moya, MAC 15:41, 4. Vanessa Mesa, SOFLO 15:43, 5. Alexandra Meszards, FLA 15:45; SOFLO: 11. Alexandra Crespo 17:18, 18. Adrianne Silva 23:44, 21. Monica Cordero 24:22; Age group: 10-and-under, 1. Sophia Perez, Miami 14:59; SOFLO: 4. Vanessa Mesa 15:43, 10. Alexandra Crespo 17:18, 14. Monica Cordero 24:22; 11-12, 1. Sabrina Perna, Miami-Dade 16:40; SOFLO: 5. Adrianne Silva 23:44;  13-14, 1. Inna Cortes, MAC 19:13; 19-24, 1. Jackie Porter, FLA 37:54; 30-34, 1. Vanessa Aron, FLA 18:30.  

MIAMI MILE SWIM

Overall: 1. Lauren Driscoll, FLA 17:44, 2. Dimas Bensuaski, Miami 17:45, 3. Aaron Dsouza, Davie Nadadores 17:54, 4. Arvin Moradi, Davie Nadadores 17:56, 5. Carlos Gomez, Davie Nadadores 18:00; SOFLO: 23. Gustavo Valery 19:37, 30. Sophia Bucaro 20:00, 31. Jessica Rodriguez 20:01, 32. Kelley Heron 20:02, 51. Stefano Dioguardi 20:45, 66. Samantha Stinemire 21:11, 69. Ryan Capote 21:27, 88. Tomas Legaspi 22:31, 97. Lilli Calero 22:58, 107. Monica Rodriguez 23:28, 122. Emily Neville 23:51, 127. Stephanie Mlujeak 24:01, 131. Jennifer Martin 24:10, 134. Sarah Bucaro 24:17, 141. Megan Damon 24:34, 148. Natasha Testa 24:52, 156. Sebastian Pinillos 25:09, 188. Anna Montgomery 27:29, 204. Julia Montgomery 28:26.

Male: Overall, 1. Dimas Bensuaski, Miami 17:45, 2. Aaron Dsouza, Davie 17:54, 3. Arvin Moradi, Davie 17:56, 4. Carlos Gomez, Davie 18:00, 5. Lucas Brito, Davie 18:00; SOFLO: 18. Gustavo Valery 19:37, 36. Stefano Dioguardi, SOFLO 20:45, 47. Ryan Capote 21:27, 55. Tomas Legaspi 22:31, 76. Sebastian Pinillos 25:09; Age Group, 10-and-under, 1. Rene Peralta, Rockway 16:09; SOFLO: 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 17:38; 11-12, 1. Alfredo Mesa Jr., SOFLO 12:37; SOFLO: 3. Juan Lucas 12:46, 5. Carlos Rodriguez 12:49, 10. Kevin Porto 13:02, 13. Matthew Menocal 13:54, 14. Nicholas Perera 13:55, 16. Alex Monti 13:57, 17. Cristian Rossi 13:59, 38. Andres Lares 17:25; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Vassallo, FLA 19:10; SOFLO: 7. Gustavo Valery 19:37, 14. Stefano Dioguardi 20:45, 20. Ryan Capote 21:27, 24. Tomas Legaspi 22:31; 15-16, 1. Carlos Gomez, Davie Nadadores 18:00; SOFLO: 16. Sebastian Pinillos 25:09; 17-18, 1. Aaron Dsouza, Davie Nadadores 17:54; 19-24, 1. Arvin Moradi, Davie Nadadores 17:56; SOFLO: 4. David Ochoa 27:56; 25-29, 1. Nico Messer, Race Club 20:23; 30-34, 1. Dimas Bensuaski, Miami 17:45; 35-39, 1. Oswaldo Chang, Miami 22:24; 40-44, 1. Andrew Farrell, FLA 19:18; 45-49, 1. Hugo Vila, Miami Beach 23:06; 50-54, 1. Paul Corban, Hammerheads 23:40; 55-59, 1. Gary Hall Sr., Race Club 21:05; 60-64, 1. Dan Mitchell, Fort Lauderdale 25:56; 65-and-over, 1. Tim Regier, Miami 28:18.

Female: Overall, 1. Lauren Driscoll, FLA 17:44, 2. Britney Luna, Miami 18:22, 3. Sydney Phillips, FLA 18:25, 4. Ximena Suarez, Mexico 19:02, 5. Betsy Marichal, Miami 19:32; SOFLO: 11. Sophia Bucaro 20:00, 12. Jessica Rodriguez 20:01, 13. Kelley Heron 20:02, 21. Samantha Stinemire 21:11, 38. Lilli Calero 22:58, 45. Monica Rodriguez 23:28, 56. Emily Neville 23:51, 59. Stephanie Mlujeak 24:01, 63. Jennifer Martin 24:10, 66. Sarah Bucaro 24:17, 72. Megan Damon 24:34, 78. Natasha Testa 24:52, 102. Anna Montgomery 27:29, 106. Julia Montgomery 28:26; Age Group: 10-and-under, 1. Britney Luna, Miami 18:22, SOFLO: 5. Anna Montgomery 27:29; 11-12, 1. Rose Smiddy, AK Sharks 19:55, SOFLO: 3. Sophia Bucaro 20:00, 4. Jessica Rodriguez 20:01, 5. Kelley Heron 20:02, 8. Samantha Stinemire 21:11, 15. Lilli Calero 22:58, 18. Stephanie Mlujeak 24:01, 20. Sarah Bucaro 24:17, 22. Megan Damon 24:34, 27. Natasha Testa 24:52; 13-14, 1. Ximena Suarez, Mexico 19:02; SOFLO: 18. Monica Rodriguez 23:28, 27. Emily Neville 23:51, 31. Julia Montgomery 28:26; 15-16, 1. Sydney Phillips, FLA 18:25; 17-18, 1. Lauren Driscoll, FLA 17:44; 19-24, 1. Keri Welch, Salem 30:47; 25-29, 1. Jackie Hammellman, Davie Nadadores 24:23; 30-34, 1. Kashriel Lital, Miami 21:29; 35-39, 1. Janey Mayville, FLA 21:41; 40-44, 1. Karin Meyerfreund, Midtown Weston 24:02; 45-49, 1. Laura Zerbock, Boca Raton 24:10; 50-54, 1. Ann Thomas, FLA 27:38; 55-59, 1. Lori Samuelson, North Palm Beach 21:56; 60-64, 1. Sandra Barker, Margate 50:41.   

4K SWIM

Overall: 1. Carlos Omana, Metro Aquatics 49:20, 2. Jesus Marin, Davie Nadadores 49:21, 3. Ronald Santos, Rockway 50:20, 4. Derek Chait, AK Sharks 50:23, 5. Richard Andrews, Lake Lytal 51:05; SOFLO: 24. Marc Rojas 54:25, 27. Leonie Davies 54:39, 33. Dylan Sell 55:29, 45. Roger Capote 57:02, 53. Edward Kon 57:48, 55. Teddy Sandoval 58:01, 64. Astrid Rigau 58:40, 78. Matthew Gonzalez 1:00:15, 84. Josh Laban 1:00:56, 89. Jacob Walters 1:01.46, 91. Megan Garland 1:02:20, 97. Nelson Diaz 1:02:51, 98. William Perry III 1:03:03, 121. Jie Won Lee 1:06:02, 124. Joshua Coote 1:06:18, 128. Gabriella Fawaz 1:06:29, 143. Carly Swanson 1:08:14, 147. Daniel Reyna 1:08.25, 164. Miles Malmborg 1:11:33.

Male, Overall: 1. Carlos Omana, MAC 49:20, 2. Jesus Marin, Davie 49:21, 3. Ronald Santos, Rockway 50:20, 4. Derek Chait, AK Sharks 50:23, 5. Richard Andrews, Lake Lytal 51:05; SOFLO: 23. Marc Rojas 54:25, 28. Dylan Sell 55:29, 37. Roger Capote 57:02, 41. Edward Kon 57:48, 43. Teddy Sandoval 58:01, 54. Matthew Gonzalez 1:00:15, 60. Josh Laban 1:00:56, 63. Jacob Walters 1:01:46, 66. Nelson Diaz 1:02:51, 67. William Perry III 1:03:03,  83. Jie Won Lee 1:06:02, 86. Joshua Coote 1:06:18, 97. Daniel Reyna 1:08:25, 105. Miles Malmborg 1:11:33; Age Group: 10-and-under, 1. Guido Dominguez, FLA 1:12:37; 11-12, 1. Nicholas Sharp, Lake Lytal 1:11:01; 13-14, 1. Blake Woodrow 53:39; SOFLO: 6. Dylan Sell 55:29, 9. Edward Kon 57:48, 10. Teddy Sandoval 58:01, 18. Nelson Diaz 1:02:51, 19. William Perry III 1:03:03, 15-16, 1. Ronald Santos, Rockway 50:20; SOFLO: 17. Roger Capote 57:02, 22. Matthew Gonzalez 1:00:15, 26. Jacob Walters 1:01:46, 31. Jie Won Lee 1:06:02, 32. Joshua Coote 1:06:18, 36. Daniel Reyna 1:08:25; 17-18, 1. Carlos Omana 49:20; SOFLO: 8. Marc Rojas 55:56; 19-24, 1. Daniel Roa, Davie 51:37; 25-29, 1. Luis Galvan-Sarabi, FLA 59:32; SOFLO: 2. Josh Laban 1:00:56; 30-34, 1. Reinaldo DeOliveiro, FLA 1:04:44; 35-39, 1. Ramses Rodriguez, Sarasota 52:25; 40-44, 1. Jose Raul Rodriguez, Unattached 59:31; 45-49, 1. Ricardo Valdivia, Miami Swimming 51:57; 50-54, 1. Gordon Andrews, Lake Lytal 1:06:11; SOFLO: 4. Miles Malmborg 1:11:33; 55-59, 1. Mark Montgomery, Nova 1:01:22; 65-and-over, 1. Cesar Valdesuso, Scott-Rakow Swimming 1:17:20.

Female, Overall: 1. Dani Vega Monroy, Lake Lytal 54:23, 2. Leonie Davies, SOFLO 54:39, 3. Julie Suarez, Lake Lytal 55:05, 4. Megan Moroney 55:09, 5. Jamie Gurley, FLA 55:28; SOFLO: 15. Astrid Rigau 58:40, 28. Megan Garland 1:02:20, 39. Gabrielle Fawaz 1:06:29, 48. Carly Swanson 1:08:14; Age Group: 13-14, 1. Leonie Davies, SOFLO 54:39; SOFLO: 13. Carly Swanson 1:08:14; 15-16, 1. Dani Vega Monroy, Lake Lytal 54:23; SOFLO: 8. Astrid Rigau 58:40, 16. Gabriella Fawaz 1:06:29; 17-18, 1. Breanna Selts, Miami Swimming 57:08; 19-24, 1. Megan Garland, SOFLO 1:02:20; 25-29, 1. Nicole Gunderson, YMCA 1:13:51; 30-34, 1. Sonja Koppenwallner, FLA 1:01:15; 35-39, 1. Meredith Novack, Fort Myers 1:07:46; 40-44, 1. Diane Babec, Gold Coast 1:06:50; 45-49, 1. Fernette Ramnath, Sarasota YMCA 59:09; 50-54, 1. Barbara Randolph, Mexico 1:08:23; 55-59, 1. Laura Vaca Hernandez, Mexico 1:03:13.

10K SWIM

Overall: 1. Harry Stephenson, Marco Island 2:05:49, 2. Xavier Desharnais, Montreal 2:05:49, 3. Ricardo Monasterio, Davie Nadadores 2:05:51, 4. Max Fabian, Keene 2:06:00, 5. Eric Nilsson, Weston 2:06:17.

Male, Overall:  1. Harry Stephenson, Marco Island 2:05:49, 2. Xavier Desharnais, Montreal 2:05:49, 3. Ricardo Monasterio, Davie Nadadores 2:05:51, 4. Max Fabian, Keene 2:06:00, 5. Eric Nilsson, Weston 2:06:17; Age Group: 17-18, 1. Harry Stephenson, Marco Island 2:05:49; 19-24, 1. Xavier Desharnais, Montreal 2:05:49; 25-29, 1. Miguel Guitierrez, Mexico 3:03:46; 30-34, 1. Ricardo Monasterio, Davie 2:05:51; 35-39, 1. Paul Schatz, Bradenton 3:30:00; 40-44, 1. Marco Murari, Zapopan 2:38:19; 45-49, 1. Jaime Lomelin, San Pedro 2:37:47; 50-54, 1. Gregory Nelson, Umatilla 2:52:13; 55-59, 1. Dr. William Zenga, FLA 3:12:53; 60-64, 1. Tim Morse, New England Masters 3:00:40.

Female, Overall: 1. Eva Fabian, Keene 2:11:35, 2. Claire Thompson, Gainesville 2:13:22, 3. Gillian Ryan, Parkland Aquatics 2:19:17, 4. Caitlin Nolan, Lasalle 2:23:40, 5. Amanda Ford, St. Andrew’s Swimming 2:27:02; Age Group: 11-12, 1. Rose Smiddy, AK Sharks 2:44:14; 15-16, 1. Gillian Ryan, Parkland 2:19:17; 17-18, 1. Evan Fabian 2:11:35; 19-24, 1. Claire Thompson, West Florida Lightning 2:13:22; 25-29, 1. Alexis Underwood, Dynamo 2:36:45; 30-34, 1. Lisa Broadfield, Jacksonville 2:44:39; 35-39, 1. Joy Stover, Movy 2:31:25; 45-49, 1. Mandy Miller, Hammerheads 4:04:04.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

Swim Miami Dedicated To SOFLO’s Six-Time Olympic Coach Michael Lohberg On Saturday

Swim Miami Dedicated To SOFLO’s Six-Time Olympic Coach Michael Lohberg On Saturday


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

April 7, 2011

Race organizers have dedicated Saturday’s Swim Miami to Coral Springs Swim Club and South Florida Aquatic Club head coach Michael Lohberg who passed away on Monday.

A moment of silence will be observed before the opening race.

“He will be sorely missed,” wrote event race director Jonathan Strauss of The Sports Promoters, producers of the popular open water event.

With 65 swimmers entered, SOFLO will have one of the largest teams in three of the distance events—800, 1,500 and 4,000.

For the first time, the event has a new venue. The open water swims with an all-star field of competitors will be held at the Miami Yacht Club on Watson Island at 1001 MacArthur Causeway.

Pre-race registration is on Friday noon-6 p.m. at the Miami Yacht Club where participants can pick up their swim cap, t-shirt and other information and materials for Saturday’s event.

On Saturday, check-in is 6-9:45 a.m. and Sponsor Expo will be open from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Race time is 7:30 a.m. for the Miami Mile, 8:30 a.m. for the 800-meter swim, 9 a.m. for the 4K and 10 a.m. for the 10K swim. Swimmers must show proof they have completed a 1,650 or mile swim if they want to compete in the 10K.

Each race will have a separate start time for male and female swimmers within appropriate intervals.

There will be two racing courses.

In the 800-meter and one-mile events swimmers will head out and return back in a narrow course designed for optimum observation of large numbers of competitors. There are no feeding stations in these races.

Florida Gold Coast will also use the event as its Junior Olympics open water swim. The top four in each age group (11-12, 13-14 and 15-18) will be invited to compete as members of the FGC Open Water All-Star Team at the June 10-11 Florida Cup Challenge against Florida Swimming in Fort Myers.

In the 4K and 10K events, swimmers will follow a rectangular course totaling 2000 meters per loop. A feeding station will be provided and use of feed sticks by coaches is permitted.

There is late registration through noon on Friday and race day registration.

The event will have a live webcast courtesy of La Ley Sports, hosted by one of the former Dos Amigos of 790 The Ticket.

Last year, SOFLO’s Kelley Heron won the 800-meter swim in 13:13, six seconds ahead of Fort Lauderdale Aquatics’ Greg Fernandez. Heron is entered in the 1500 freestyle this year. Jesus Marin of Davie Nadadores won the Miami Mile in 20:18. University of Florida-bound Carlos Omana of Metro Aquatic Club won the 5K in 1:01:18. Alex Meyer of Massachusetts Bay Marlins won the 10K in 1:57:58.

SOFLO swimmers in the mixed senior 800 freestyle are: Monica Cordero, 10; Alexandra Crespo, 10; Marco Crespo, 12; Vanessa Mesa, 9; Samuel Quintero, 10; and Adrianne Silva, 11.

SOFLO swimmers in the mixed 1500 freestyle are: Kelley Heron, 11; Juan Lucas, 12; Kevin Porto, 11; Jessica Rodriguez, 12; Alfredo Mesa Jr., 12; Nicholas Perera, 11; Carlos Rodriguez, 12; Lilliana Calero, 12; Alani Carrasco, 12; Stephanie Mlujeak, 12; Stefano Dioguardi, 13; Sarah Bucaro, 11; Sophia Bucaro, 12; Ryan Capote, 13; Caitlin Coote, 11; Jessica Cordero, 13; Megan Damon, 12; Andres Lares, 11; Tomas Legaspi, 14; Jennifer Martin, 30; Leonardo Mateus, 9; Jennifer Medina, 17; Matthew Menocal, 11; Anna Montgomery, 10; Julia Montgomery, 13; Alexander Monti, 12; Emily Neville, 13; Sebastian Pinillos, 16; Monica Rodriguez, 13; Cristian Rossi, 12; Samantha Stinemire, 12; Natasha Testa, 12; Natalia Valderrama, 12; Gustavlo Valery, 13; Johmi Vargas, 13; and Cristina Villegas, 13.

SOFLO swimmers in the mixed senior 4,000 freestyle: Xavier Brown, 16; Roger Capote, 15; Joshua Coote, 15; Leonie Davies, 14; Nelson Diaz, 14; Gabriella Fawaz, 15; Matthew Gonzalez, 16; Edward Kon, 14; Jie Won Lee, 15; Miles Malmborg, 50; Bianca Muniz, 19; William Perry III, 14; Michael Piazza, 47; Daniel Reyna, 15; Astrid Rigau, 15; Marc Rojas, 17; Victoria Sage, 17; Teddy Sandoval, 14; Dylan Sell, 14; Carly Swanson, 13; and Jacob Walters, 15.

SOFLO coaches Josh Laban, 28, and Megan Garland, 24, are also entered in the 4,000 freestyle.

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