SOFLO White Bounces Back On Final Day Of Dual Meet, Sweeps All Three Team Titles


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, April 23, 2022–After SOFLO Blue took an early lead in the combined and boys team standings Friday night, SOFLO White bounced back to win combined, boys and girls team titles at the Intrasquad Dual Meet Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Led by the performances of the 12-and-unders in Saturday’s highly-charged action, SOFLO White won the combined, 1,355-1,320; boys, 598-591; and girls, 609-581 and earned bragging rights.

After Friday night’s 13-and-over action, SOFLO Blue led combined, 723-719, and boys team standings, 372-277. SOFLO White led the girls, 370-275.

Nearly 180 swimmers (100 boys and 74 girls) competed in 650 events including relays in a spirited atmosphere.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, led the 10-and-under girls winning four events with four best times. She won the 200 IM in 3:01.63, dropping 7.73; 50 freestyle in 33.18, dropping 1.09; 100-meter freestyle in 1:11.91, dropping 2.91; and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:32.49, dropping 1.48.

Laila Harran, 12, led the 11-12 girls winning three individual events and finishing second in another. She won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:30.25, 50-meter freestyle in 30.93, 100-meter freestyle in 1:08.17 and was second in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:18.17.

Kenneth Solis, 10, and Toma Petkov, 10, led the 10-and-under boys.

Solis won four events. They were the 200-meter freestyle in 2:42.01, 50-meter freestyle in 35.09, 100-meter freestyle in 1:17.96 and 100-meter backstroke in 1:35.32.

Petkov won three events and placed second in another. He won the 200 IM in 3:04.39; 400 freestyle in 5:50.67; and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:41.74, dropping 19.44. He was also second in the 50-meter freestyle in 37.36, dropping 5.57.

Ryan Harries, 12, led the 11-12 boys. He won four events, all with best times. He won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:25.44, dropping 2.29; 50-meter freestyle in 30.67, dropping 0.81; 400-meter freestyle in 5:04.74, dropping 2.36; and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:26.63, dropping 1.55.

Noah Mejias, 11, won the 200 IM in 2:46.40, dropping 5.97 and 100-meter butterfly in 1:14.69. He was also second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:33.94 and third in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:24.26.

SATURDAY 12&Under RESULTS
GIRLS

1500-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Jemma Baldwin, White 20:05.24, 2. Rose Seniuk, White 21:04.59, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, Blue 21:22.52.

Mixed 4×50-meter medley relay: 1. SOFLO White 2:24.45 (Sofia Gomez, Ryan Harries, Noah Mejias, Rose Seniuk), 2. SOFLO Blue A 2:27.24, 3. SOFLO White D 2:36.56.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joanna Valdiviezo, White 2:58.72, time drop 19.69, 2. Valentina Remmele, Blue 3:02.90, 3. Devy Otero, Blue 3:20.49.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, Blue 2:30.25, 2. Sofia Gomez, White 2:30.98, time drop 1.76, 3. Ellie Jackson, White 2:33.84.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, Blue 3:01.63, 2. Valentina Remmele, Blue 3:33.54, 3. Savanna Alonso, White 4:14.69.
11-12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, Blue 2:47.99, time drop 4.73, 2. Jemma Baldwin, White 2:51.53, time drop 2.81, 3. Saree Young, Blue 2:52.96, time drop 12.82.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, Blue 33.18, time drop 1.09, 2. Joanna Valdiviezo, White, 37.98, time drop 5.11, 3. Devy Otero, Blue 38.48.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, Blue 30.93, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, Blue 32.03, 3. Saree Young, Blue 33.39, time drop 1.07.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Varvara Dmitrova, Blue 1:48.44.
11-12, 1. Jianna Amores, Blue 1:16.18, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, Blue 1:16.79, time drop 4.04, 3. Jemma Baldwin, White 1:18.93, time drop 5.53.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, Blue 1:11.91, time drop 2.91, 2. Valentina Remmele, Blue 1:26.11, 3. Devy Otero, Blue 1:29.35.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, Blue 1:08.17, 2. Jemma Baldwin, White 1:10.81, time drop 1.82, 3. Ellie Jackson, White 1:11.49.

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Sofia Gomez, White 5:09.25, time drop 4.09, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, Blue 5:11.12, 3. Rose Seniuk, White 5:23.60.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joanna Valdiviezo, White 1:33.37, time drop 6.12, 2. Stephanie Dmitrova, White 1:42.78, 3. Varvara Dmitrova, Blue 1:43.96, time drop 1.01.
11-12, 1. Saree Young, Blue 1:17.20, time drop 4.64, 2. Laila Harran, Blue 1:18.17, 3. Sofia Gomez, White 1:21.69.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, Blue 1:32.49, time drop 1.48, 2. Amber Connor, Blue 1:51.69, 3. Valentina Remmele, Blue 1:53.57.
11-12, 1. Gianna Martin, White 1:32.97, time drop 0.37, 2. Sofia Gomez, White 1:37.60, 3. Sophie Szutkowski, Blue 1:40.19.

Mixed 4×50-meter freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO Blue A 2:09.12 (Lance Bergeron-Menard, Eric Ferrer, Sofia Rodriguez, Laila Harran), 2. SOFLO White A 2:13.54, 3. SOFLO White B 2:13.87.

BOYS
1500-meter freestyle:
11-12: 1. Atharv Agashe, White 22:00.52.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Solis, Blue 2:42.01, 2. Zachary Snigur, White 2:49.86, 3. Reynaldo Manzanarez, Blue 2:59.89.
11-12, 1. Ryan Harries, White 2:25.44, time drop 2.29, 2. Eric Ferrer, Blue 2:27.23, time drop 6.87, 3. Guillermo Mantilla, White 2:29.96, time drop 11.08.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, White 3:04.39, 2. Ethan Phan, White 3:14.37, 3. Zachary Sniur, White 3:26.41.
11-12, 1. Noah Mejias, White 2:46.40, time drop 5.97, 2. David Valdiviezo, Blue 2:49.50, time drop 7.41, 3. Eric Ferrer, Blue 2:56.19, time drop 12.26.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Solis, Blue 35.09, 2. Toma Petkov, White 37.36, time drop 5.57, 3. Niccolo Miccolis, White 38.21.
11-12, 1. Ryan Harries, White 30.67, time drop 0.81, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, White 31.12, time drop 2.10, 3. Lance Bergeron-Menard, Blue 32.57, time drop 1.02.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Ethan Phan, White 1:26.72, 2. Leonardo Zuluaga, Blue 1:47.95.
11-12, 1. Noah Mejias, White 1:14.69, 2. David Valdiviezo, Blue 1:18.60, time drop 4.35, 3. Matthew Ortiz, White 1:38.34.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Solis, Blue 1:17.96, 2. Zachary Snigur, White 1:18.96, 3. Ethan Phan, White 1:20.74.
11-12, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, White 1:08.44, time drop 6.45, 2. Rainier Leyva Riestra, Blue 1:08.71, time drop 7.07, 3. Eric Ferrer, Blue 1:09.52, time drop 2.77.

400-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, White 5:50.67.
11-12, 1. Ryan Harries, White 5:04.74, time drop 2.36, 2. Eric Ferrer, Blue 5:10.45, time drop 18.23, 3. Atharv Agashe, White 5:44.69, time drop 5.67.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Solis, Blue 1:35.32, 2. Gabriel Ferrer, Blue 1:41.57, 3. Michael Barber, White 1:44.08.
11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, Blue 1:20.21, time drop 10.81, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, White 1:23.62, time drop 6.61, 3. Noah Mejias, White 1:24.26.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, White 1:41.74, time drop 19.44, 2. Zachary Snigur, White 1:43.72, 3. Ethan Phan, White 1:45.61.
11-12, 1. Ryan Harries, White 1:26.63, time drop 1.55, 2. Noah Mejias, White 1:33.94, 3. David Valdiviezo, Blue 1:37.82.

Mixed 4×50-meter freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO Blue A 2:09.12 (Lance Bergeron-Menard, Eric Ferrer, Sofia Rodriguez, Laila Harran), 2. SOFLO White A 2:13.54, 3. SOFLO White B 2:13.87.

13&Over 1500 Complete Results
GIRLS

13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, Blue 19:21.36, 2. Sarah Vasquez, White 19:24.96, 3. Elise Dinehart, Blue 20:21.25.
15-and-over, 1. Natalie Gembicki, White 19:13.22, 2. Cali Harries, White 20:24.08.

BOYS
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, White 17:37.39, 2. Tristan Dons, Blue 20:12.05.

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

Victoria Colmenares, Toma Petkov Lead SOFLO At SOFLO 10&Under Spring Invitational


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, April 9, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club’s young up-and-coming swimmers got in some good racing Saturday at the SOFLO 10&Under Spring Invitational at Academic Village Pool.

Toma Petkov, 10, led the boys with three wins, one third and one fourth place, all five events with career-best times.

Petkov won the 50-yard breaststroke in 40.68, dropping 1.77 seconds; 50-yard butterfly in 36.41, dropping 0.61 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:19.87, dropping 1.92.

Petkov was also third in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:10.67, dropping 0.17 and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in 32.32, dropping 0.05.

In her meet debut, Victoria Colmenares, 8, led the girls with two wins, one second and one fourth place.

Colmenares won the 25-yard backstroke in 24.81 and 25-yard breaststroke in 27.59. She was also second in the 25-yard butterfly in 28.83 and fourth in the 25-yard freestyle in 24.52.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Valentina Remmele, 10, first in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:24.55, dropping 3.64 seconds. She was top seed in the event. She was also second in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:13.92, dropping 5.28; second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 43.39; 50-yard butterfly in 37.39, dropping 1.60; and second in the 50-yard freestyle in 32.73, dropping 0.15.

Kenneth Solis, 10, won the 50-yard freestyle in 30.08, dropping 2.11 seconds. He was also second in the 50-yard butterfly in 36.49, dropping 0.26; third in the 50-yard backstroke in 37.96, dropping 1.65 and third in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:21.93, dropping 0.59.

Sarah Naranjo, 7, was second in the 25-yard backstroke in 25.84, dropping 8.96 and 25-yard freestyle in 22.96, dropping 2.52. She was also third in the 25-yard butterfly in 30.25, dropping 8.33.

Anna Guerrero, 8, was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 29.03.

Amber Connor, 10, was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:20.19. She was also third in the 50-yard butterfly in 39.81, dropping 3.96.

Victoria Diaz, 10, in her meet debut, was third in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:29.88.

Luis Escobar, 9, was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 40.68, dropping 6.54.

Leonardo Zuluaga, 9, tied for third in the 50-yard breaststroke in 40.95, dropping 4.94.

Gregory Miralles, 8, in his meet debut, was third in the 25-yard butterfly in 25.29.

SOFLO had 48 swimmers (26 girls and 22 boys) entered in 213 individual events and one relay.

In addition to SOFLO, four other teams competed. They are Cyclones Swim Team, Metro Aquatics, SwimFast and SwimRight Michael-Ann Russell JCC Swim Team.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard freestyle: 1. Addison Scott, SF 1:06.33, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:13.92, time drop 5.28, 3. Amber Connor, SOFLO 1:20.19; SOFLO: 4. Devy Otero 1:22.86, 5. Sofia Martinez 1:25.84, time drop 15.06, 6. Finley Mercier 1:30.56, time drop 15.84, 7. Savanna Alonso 1:31.2, time drop 23.77, 8. Olivia Hyppolite 1:35.15.

50-yard backstroke: 1. Addison Scott, SF 35.05, 2. Nika Kavailoy, MJST 39.52,3. Luna Varela, MAC 41.64; SOFLO; 4. Amber Conner 41.67, 5. Victoria Diaz 41.71.

25-yard backstroke: 1. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 24.81, 2. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 25.84, time drop 8.96, 3. Sabrina Emmanuelli, MAC 26.42; SOFLO: 4. Anna Guerrero 26.48, time drop 1.85, 5. Maya Barrizonte 26.60, time drop 0.83.

50-yard breaststroke: 1. Addison Scott, SF 37.14, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 43.39, 3. Nika Kavailoy, MJST 45.90; SOFLO: 4. Amber Conner 46.05, time drop 0.64, 6. Devy Otero 47.13, time drop 2.36, 8. Sofia Martinez 48.14, time drop 3.43.

25-yard breaststroke: 1. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 27.59, 2. Anna Guerrero, SOFLO 29.03, 3. Story Wright, SF 35.56; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Naranjo 38.27, time drop 3.60.

50-yard butterfly: 1. Addison Scott, SF 34.17, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 37.39, time drop 1.60, 3. Amber Connor, SOFLO 39.81, time drop 3.96; SOFLO: 7. Victoria Diaz 42.44, 9. Devy Otero 44.22, time drop 1.90, 10. Ellie Phan 44.79, time drop 3.79.

25-yard butterfly: 1. Sabrina Emmanuelli, MAC 28.37, 2. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 28.83, 3. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 30.25, time drop 8.33; SOFLO: 4. Giselle Caffroni 33.83.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Addison Scott, SF 29.66, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 32.73, time drop 0.15, 3. Nika Kavailoy, MJST 33.45; SOFLO: 5. Devy Otero 35.49, time drop 0.50, 8. Stephanie Dmitrova 38.08, time drop 1.06, 9. Gabriela Ekht 38.39, time drop 0.98.

25-yard freestyle: 1. Sabrina Emmanuelli, MAC 20.03, 2. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 22.96, time drop 2.52, 3. Giselle Caffroni 24.26; SOFLO: 4. Victoria Colmenares 24.52, 5. Molly Barber 25.19.

100-yard individual medley: 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:24.55, time drop 3.64, 2. Luna Varela, MAC 1:29.49, 3. Victoria Diaz, SOFLO 1:29.88; SOFLO: 4. Amber Connor 1:30.09, time drop 3.00, 5. Varvara Dmitrova 1:33.95, time drop 0.21, 6. Sofia Martinez 1:36.95, time drop 15.98, 7. Stephanie Dmitrova 1:37.52, 8. Ellie Phan 1:39.37, time drop 4.87.

Mixed 100-yard freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO B 1:07.69, 2. SwimRight MAR JCC 1:08.25, 3. SOFLO A 1:13.02.

BOYS
100-yard freestyle: 1. Kenneth Solis, USOFLO 1:06.03, time drop 2.59, 2. Guy Soto, CCPR 1:10.46, 3. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:10.67; SOFLO: 4. Ethan Phan 1:11.99, time drop 0.19, 5. Ale Suarez Cabrera 1:12.27, time drop 1.99, 6. Michael Barber 1:14.92, time drop 0.15.

50-yard backstroke: 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 35.73, 2. Guy Soto, CCPR 37.16, 3. Kenneth Solis, USOFLO 37.96, time drop 1.65; SOFLO: 4. Jonathan Li 38.36, 5. Ethan Phan 40.16, time drop 0.50, 7. Michael Barber 42.15, time drop 1.21.

25-yard backstroke: 1. Dymytril Khruslov, MJST 20.44, 2. Sebastian Emmanuelli, MAC 20.78, 3. Zahar Diatlov, UMJST 20.83; SOFLO: 5. Santiago Zuluaga 22.15, 6. Andres Gomez 23.47, time drop 5.97, 8. Dylan Jung 25.46, time drop 0.41.

50-yard breaststroke: 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 40.68, time drop 1.77, 2. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 40.68, time drop 6.54, 3. tie, Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 40.95 and Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 40.95, time drop 4.94; SOFLO: 5. Jonathan Li 44.62, 8. Ale Suarez Cabrera 45.35.

25-yard breaststroke: 1. Dymytril Khruslov, MJST 23.86, 2. Zahar Diatlov, UMJST 26.40, 3. Sebastian Emmanuelli, MAC 27.24; SOFLO: 6. Andres Gomez 31.16, time drop 5.25.

50-yard butterfly: 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 36.41, time drop 0.61, 2. Kenneth Solis, USOFLO 36.49, time drop 0.26, 3. Roy Alvarez, MAC 36.67; SOFLO: 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 37.56, time drop 11.62, 8. Jonathan Li 41.28, 9. Leonardo Zuluago 42.56, time drop 0.68.

25-yard butterfly: 1. Dymytril Khruslov, MJST 20.16, 2. Sebastian Emmanuelli, MAC 23.10, 3. Gregory Miralles, SOFLO 25.29; SOFLO: 4. Santiago Zuluaga 25.34, time drop 1.16, 6. Dylan Jung 28.47, time drop 0.31, 10. Miles Griffin 37.28, 11. Mateo Naranjo 37.38.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kenneth Solis, USOFLO 30.08, time drop 2.11, 2. Guy Soto, CCPR 30.28, 3. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 31.36; SOFLO: 4. Toma Petkov 32.32, time drop 0.05, 5. Ethan Phan 32.64, time drop 0.48, 6. Ale Suarez Cabrera 32.84, time drop 0.45, 7. Luis Escobar 34.66, time drop 0.06, 9. Jonathan Li 34.79, 10. Michael Barber, 35.08, time drop 0.01.

25-yard freestyle: 1. Dymytril Khruslov, MJST 16.60, 2. Sebastian Emmanuelli, MAC 16.65, 3. Zachary Burg, MJST 18.26; SOFLO: 6. Andres Gomez 20.53, time drop 2.22., 8. Gregory Miralles 22.13, 9. Dylan Jung 22.95.

100-yard individual medley: 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:19.87, time drop 1.92, 2. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 1:21.75, 3. Kenneth Solis, USOFLO 1:21.93, time drop 0.59; SOFLO: 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 1:25.69, 6. Luis Escobar 1:31.39, time drop 5.56, 8. Michael Barber 1:33.40, 9. Sean Tee 1:36.94, time drop 12.68.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Off To Good Start On Day One Of FGC Short Course BB South Championships


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, February 25, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got off to a good start on opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Short Course BB South Championships Friday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO had four individual winners in the 500-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley events.

Saree Young, 12, won the 11-12 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:49.87, dropping 11.45 seconds off her previous best. Teammate Sofia Rodriguez, 11, was second in a best time 5:59.88, dropping 9.43 seconds and breaking 6 minutes for the first time.

Mariann Catalasan, 15, won the 15-18 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:32.37, dropping 3.06.

Toma Petkov, 9, won the 7-10 500-yard freestyle in a best time 6:43.35, dropping 13.97.

Eric Ferrer, 11, won the 11-12 400-yard individual medley in a best time 5:20.46, dropping 1.74.

The three-day meet, hosted by SOFLO and Comets Swim Team Booster Club, continues on Saturday and Sunday with boys and girls morning prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. The 1,650-yard freestyle is Sunday at 4 p.m. between sessions.

Host SOFLO has the largest team entered with 79 swimmers (42 boys and 37 girls) in 346 individual events.

Florida Gold Coast south teams competing are: Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Bravo Swimming, Hialeah Storm, City of Miami Swim Team, Cooper City Cyclones, Eagle Aquatics, Florida Keys Swim Club, Gulliver, Homestead Wahoos, Hurricane Aquatics, MarJCC, Metro Aquatics, Miami Country Day, Miami Swimming, Midtown Weston, North Miami, Ransom Everglades, Shelton Doral, Swim Gym and SwimFast.

The BB North Championships are being hosted by Lake Lytal Lightning in West Palm Beach.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Saree Young, SOFLO 5:49.87, time drop 11.45, 2. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 5:59.88, time drop 9.43, 3. Sofia Kotz-Agramonte, RE 6:01.42; SOFLO: 6. Jianna Amores 6:09.54, time drop 6.52.

13-14, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 5:21.28, 2. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 5:30.24, 3. Sofia Abril, GRSC 5:30.36; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 5:32.90, time drop 5.93, 8. Genesis Escobar 5:42.23, time drop 13.59.

15-18, 1. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 5:32.37, time drop 3.06, 2. Angelina Baucelis, SDST 5:34.92, 3. Dahlia Hirsh, SOFLO 5:41.67.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Antonia Moreno, GRSC 5:36.52, 2.Francesca Ninova, CANE 5:45.11.

13-14, 1. Pilar Duranti, UN 4:55.05, 2. Fiorella DiSalvo, EA 4:58.72, 3. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 5:04.35; SOFLO: 4. Tania Mantilla 5:04.77, time drop 13.612, 5. Anjana Andapally 5:14.40, time drop 12.07.

15-18, 1. Anna Kline, EA 5:05.48, 2. Calista Harris, SOFLO 5:20.11, time drop 4.19, 3. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 5:29.66.

BOYS
500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 6:43.35, time drop 13.97, 2. Michael Barber. SOFLO 7:05.89.

11-12, 1. Tomas Franchak, CANE 5:55.39, 2. Matthew Meneses, MAC 5:56.93, 3. Manuel Arencibia, MWA 6:23.04; SOFLO: 4. Atharv Agashe 6:25.68, time drop 0.20.

13-14, 1. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 5:12.67, 2. Sebastian Correa, MAC 5:13.00, 3. Mason Jimenez, SOFLO 5:15.19, time drop 7.23; SOFLO: 5. Tristan Dons 5:21.94, time drop 16.76, 10. Matt McVeigh 5:33.41, time drop 21.02, 12. Joshua Menezes 5:37.02, time drop 7.07.

15-18, 1. Abelardo Kauefate, SDST 5:10.75, 2. Jorge Kauefate, SDST 5:11.62, 3. Miguel Loreto, SDST 5:14.08; SOFLO: 4. Marvan Ekanayake 5:19.23, time drop 1.27, 7. Sebastian Fernandez 5:25.51, time drop 5.52.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 5:20.46, time drop 1.74.

13-14, 1. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, EA 4:50.70, 2. Andres Gonzalez, SOFLO 4:58.29, time drop 4.36.

15-18, 1. Thomas Fanjul, GRSC 4:34.26, 2. Roger Garcia, RANS 4:47.22.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Wrap Up Successful Year At Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, December 20, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club wrapped up a solid day of racing on the third and final day of the Holiday Champs Sunday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

It was the final Florida Gold Coast meet in 2021. The meet featured both prelims and finals.

South Florida Aquatic Club finished fifth in combined, girls and boys team competition. Coral Springs Swim Club won combined and boys and Lake Lytal Lightning of West Palm Beach won the girls.

Ainsley Miller led the girls’ team with an individual win and SOFLO’s 7-10 200-yard freestyle relay led the boys’ team with a relay win.

Miller, 13, won her first event of the meet in the 11-and-over 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:39.48, dropping 7.93 seconds. She was the fastest qualifier in morning prelims in a best time 2:42.13, shaving 5.28 off her previous best of 2:47.41.

Earlier in the week, she was also second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.35, also a best time. She was also seventh in the 200 IM in a best time 2:30.56, dropping 4.52. She finished wtih 18 points in high point.

The 7-10 boys’ relay of Ale Suarez Cabrera, Zachary Snigur, Michael Barber and Toma Petkov won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 2:19.32.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

The girls’ 7-10 200-yard freestyle relay was second in 2:19.94 with Joanna Valdiviezo, Valentina Remmele, Amber Connor and Didia Miccolis.

Didia Miccolis, 10, second, 50-yard breaststroke, best ime 42.77, time drop 1.86. She finished with 20 points in high point.

Cali Harries, 14, third, 1,650-yard freestyle, best time 20:14.80, time drop 30.96. She finished with 17 points.

SOFLO 11-12 boys were third in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:59.33 with Joseph-Blake Natino, Matteo Castelli, Daniel Chaussky and David Valdiviezo.

Ethan Phan, 9, 200-yard individual medley, second, best time 2:56.21, time drop 6.99. He finished with 17 points.

Toma Petkov, 9, 200-yard individual medley, third, best time 2:57.54, time drop 5.20. He finished with 36 points.

Joseph-Blake Natino, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, third, best time 34.20, time drop 1.72. He finished with 25.5 points.

Aditya Kapadia, 14,50-yard breaststroke, third, best time 34.91, 2.99 time drop. He finished with six points.

SOFLO headed the field with 62 swimmers (35 boys and 27 girls) in 306 individual events and 12 relays.

In addition to SOFLO, other teams that competed were Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Florida Keys, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Rockwood, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, TS Aquatics, Turks & Caicos Aquatic Club and host Sunrise Swimming.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM RESULTS
: 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 611.5, 2. Lake Lytal Lightning 585, 3. Sunrise Swimming 471, 4. SwimFast 298, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 275.
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Lake Lytal Lightning 396, 2. Coral Springs 357, 3. Sunrise 231, 4. SwimFAst 192, 5. SOFLO 102.
BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Coral Springs 254.5, 2. Sunrise 240, 3. Lake Lytal Lightning 189, 4. Hurricane Aquatics 183, 5. SOFLO 173.
GIRLS
200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Coral Springs 2:06.14, 2. SOFLO 2:19.94 (Joanna Valdiviezo, Valentina Remmele, Amber Connor, Didia Miccolis).
11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim CLub 1:53.01.
13-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:43.56, 6. SOFLO 1:50.52 (Isabel Schlicht, Judith-Alison Natino, Alexandra Strong, Genesis Escobar).

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Addison Scott, SF 2:35.70; SOFLO: 8. Didia Miccolis 2:58.02, time drop 4.34.
11-12, 1. Carly Chin, CSSC 2:27.23.
13-14, 1. Savanah Allan, LLL 2:22.10; SOFLO: 7. Ainsley Miller 2:30.56, time drop 4.52.
15-and-over, 1. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 2:13.43.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Kiana Young, LLL 1:04.59; SOFLO: 5. Didia Miccolis 1:12.77, time drop 2.68, 8. Juanna Valdiviezo 1:15.43, time drop 3.55.
11-12, 1. Makayla Shepley, LLL 59.20.
13-14, 1. Carlin Hughes, LLL 55.44.
15-and-over,1. Cassia Flynn, CSSC 53.62.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Grace Weeks, CSSC 33.56; SOFLO: 6. Joanna Valdiviezo 39.54, time drop 0.37.
11-12, 1. Gabriela Campuzano, LLL 31.93; SOFLO: 4. Sophie Szutkowski 34.99, time drop 2.36.
13-14, 1. Sophia El Chantiry, CSSC 29.98; SOFLO: 7. Alexandra Strong 35.30.
15-and-over, 1. Cassia Flynn, CSSC 28.59; SOFLO: 5. Isabel Schlicht 32.15, time drop 0.12.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Manuella Lima, CSSC 2:43.07.
13-14, 1. Ainsley Miller, SOFLO 2:39.48, time drop 7.93; SOFLO: 4. Cali Harries 2:53.16, 6. Haley Garcia 2:56.54, time drop 13.86.
15-and-over, 1. Kate Kaplan, CCPR 2:25.88.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Kira Perry, SUN 1:12.75.
11-12, 1. Makayla Shepley, LLL 1:05.54;
13-14, 1. Mariana Montes, CSSC 1:01.44; SOFLO: 8. Mikhel Martin 1:12.22, time drop 3.80.
15-and-over, 1. Leslie Same, CANE 1:00.48.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Addison Scott, SF 36.79; SOFLO: 2. Didia Miccolis 42.77, 1.86 time drop.
11-12, 1. Francesca Ninova, CANE 37.54.
13-14, 1. Lorelei Santos, CCPR 33.57.
15-and-over, 1. Kate Kaplan, CCPR 30.30.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Kira Perry, SUN 1:12.75.
11-12, 1. Makayla Shepley, LLL 1:05.54
13-14, 1. Mariana Montes, CSSC 1:01.44; SOFLO: 8. Mikel Martin 1:12.22, time drop 3.80
15-and-over, 1. Leslie Dame, CANE 1:00.48.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Addison Scott, SF 36.79; SOFLO: 2. Didia Miccolis 42.77, time drop 1.86.
11-12, 1. Francesca Ninova, CANE 37.54.
13-14, 1. Lorelei Santos, CCPR 33.57.
15-and-over, 1. Kate Kaplan, CCPR 30.30.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Carly Chin, CSSC 2:34.09.
13-14, 1. Carlin Hughes, LLL 2:19.36; SOFLO: 6. Mikhel Martin 2:33.33, time drop 2.93, 7. Alexandra Strong 2:34.75.
15-and-over, 1. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 2:11.03; SOFLO: 5. Isabel Schlicht 2:29.86, time drop 2.32, 7. Melissa Nassery 2:34.53, time drop 8.14.

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Manuella Lima, CSSC 19:51.18.
13-14, 1. Adriana Lozano, SF 19:25.84; SOFLO: 3. Cali Harries 20:14.80, time drop 30.96.
15-and-over, 1. Cameron Corbett, SF 19:31.42.

BOYS
200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. SOFLO 2:19.32 (Ale Suarez Cabrera, Zachary Snigur, Michael Barber, Toma Petkov).
11-12, 1. Coral Springs 1:48.44, 2. Sunrise 1:54.49, 3. SOFLO 1:59.33 (Joseph-Blake Natino, Matteo Castelli, Daniel Chaussky, David Valdiviezo).
13-and-over, 1. Coral Springs 1:30.79, 6. SOFLO 1:46.07 (Armando Bertea, Aleksander Chaussky, David Farina, Bruno Martins).

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Mason Shepley, LLL 2:48.52; SOFLO: 2. Ethan Phan 2:56.21, time drop 6.99, 3. Toma Petkov 2:57.54, time drop 5.20.
11-12, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 2:18.64; SOFLO: 4. David Valdiviezo 2:30.57, time drop 2.17, 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 2:33.70, 8. Daniel Chaussky 2:44.82.
13-14, 1. Lucas Young, CANE 2:05.23.
15-and-over, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:56.46; SOFLO: 8. Armando Bertea 2:18.92, time drop 2.33.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Ryan Slogrove, SFTL 1:04.27; SOFLO: 6. Zachary Snigur 1:14.25, time drop 2.65, 7. Ale Suarez Cabrera 1:14.26, time drop 4.06, 8. Michael Barber 1:15.07, time drop 0.45.
11-12, 1. Brian Hamilton, CSSC 53.10.
13-14, 1. Antoine Sharp, LLL 50.67.
15-and-over, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 48.26.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Will McAndrews, CSSC 37.64; SOFLO: 5. Ale Suarez Cabrera 40.92, time drop 1.92, 7. Gabriel Ferrer 41.82, time drop 2.04.
11-12, 1. Brian Hamilton, CSSC 28.63; SOFLO: 4. David Valdiviezo 32.66, time drop 2.07, 8. Cristian Herrera 37.47.
13-14, 1. Piero Tordecilla, TSA 27.28; SOFLO: 5. Aleksander Chaussky 32.09, time drop 0.72.
15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 23.92.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 2:39.32; SOFLO: 4. Vedant Pant, SOFLO 3:06.49. time drop 5.76.
13-14, 1. Lucas Young, CANE 2:21.18; SOFLO: 6. Luke Mercier 2:45.70.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Cooper Howell, LLL 1:28.27.
11-12, 1. Jayden Davis, TSA 1:01.88; SOFLO: 7. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:13.00, time drop 4:45.
13-14, 1. Antoine Sharp, LLL 55.57.
15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 51.66.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Will McAndrews, CSSC 41.26; SOFLO: 5. Ale Suarez Cabrera 42.62, time drop 2.98, 6. Toma Petkov 43.97, time drop 2.92, 7. Ethan Phan 44.87, 8. Zachary Snigur 45.10, time drop 2.64.
11-12, 1. Brian Hamilton, CSSC 32.56; SOFLO: 3. Joseph-Blake Natino 34.20, time drop 1.72, 4. David Valdiviezo 38.75, time drop 1.75, 6. Vedant Pant 39.98, time drop 1.77, 7. Daniel Chaussky 41.65, time drop 0.53.
13-14, 1. Kenneth Rattray, CSSC 33.51; SOFLO: 3. Aditya Kapadia 34.91, time drop 2.99.
15-and-over, 1. Lucas Martins, CSSC 30.07.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Frank Vincze 2:17.87.
13-14, 1. Antoine Sharp, LLL 2:07.92.
15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:54.32.

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Frank Vincze, SF 19:31.71.
13-14, 1. Lucas Young, CANE 17:21.10.
15-and-over, 1. Gabriel Landron, SUN 17:29.64.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day Two Of Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, December 18, 2021—Several South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got the chance to swim prelims and finals on Day Two of the Holiday Champs Saturday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Most of the swimmers who qualified for finals had at least one career-best time.

SOFLO’s 7-10 boys’ 200-yard medley relay won in 2:41.05 with David Gonzalez, Ethan Phan, Toma Petkov and Ale Suarez Cabrera. The boys’ 11-12 relay was second in 2:09.93 with Dmitri Berezin, Joseph-Blake Natino, David Valdiviezo and Daniel Chaussky.

SOFLO’s 7-10 girls 200-yard medley relay was third in 2:43.86 with Joanna Valdiviezo, Didia Miccolis, Sofia Durant and Valentina Remmele.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Ainsley Miller, 100-yard breaststroke, second, best time 1:15.35, time drop 3.41.

Kaylee Del Rio, 200-yard butterfly, second, best time 2:32.58, time drop 3.91.

David Gonzalez, 200-yard freestyle, second, best time 1:26.80, time drop 6.79.

Toma Petkov, 50-yard butterfly, second, best time 37.02, time drop 1.83; 100-yard breaststroke, second, best time 1:30.97, time drop 3.19; 100-yard individual medley, second, best time time 1:21.79, time drop 3.33.

Diego Reveron, 50-yard butterfly, second, best time 30.60, time drop 1.81.

Genesis Escobar, 50-yard freestyle, third, best time 26.81, time drop 0.41.

Joseph-Blake Natino, 50-yard butterfly, third, best time 32.25, time drop 2.50.

Ale Suarez Cabrera, 100-yard breaststroke, third, best time 1:35.24, time drop 10.98.

David Valdiviezo, 100-yard individual medley, third, best time 1:10.65, time drop 4.08.

SOFLO heads the field with 62 swimmers (35 boys and 27 girls) in 306 individual events and 12 relays.

Age group breakdown is 7-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-and-over. The meet is for swimmers who achieved a “B” time standard in at least one event.

In addition to SOFLO, other teams competing are Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Florida Keys, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Rockwood, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, TS Aquatics, Turks & Caicos Aquatic Club and host Sunrise Swimming.

Meet organizers will be running a closed deck. Parents may sit on the south side of the pool by the bleachers. Parents are allowed to bring chairs. Swimmers will be on the north and west side of the pool.

The three-day meet concludes Sunday. Admission is $5 per person, cash only. Heat sheets are free and available at sunriseswimming.com or on Meet Mobile.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
7-10, 1. Coral Springs 2:25.60, 2. Sunrise 2:29.61, 3. SOFLO 2:43.86 (Joanna Valdiviezo, Didia Miccolis, Sofia Durant, Valentina Remmele).
11-12, 1. Coral Springs 2:07.43, 2. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:09.62, 3. Sunrise Swimming 2:19.83.
13-and-over, 1. Coral Springs 1:52.85, 2. Sunrise Swimming 1:54.66, 3. Lake Lytal Lightning 1:55.28, 6. SOFLO 2:01.86 (Isabel Schlicht, Ainsley Miller, Kaylee Del Rio, Genesis Escobar).

200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Kiana Young, LLL 2:20.97; SOFLO: 5. Didia Miccolis 2:37.49, time drop 3.48.
11-12, 1. Makayla Shepley, LLL 2:09.48.
13-14, 1. Mariana Montes, CSSC 2:01.07.
15-and-over, 1. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, Sunrise 1:56.95.

100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Addison Scott, SF 1:14.61; SOFLO: 4. Joanna Valdiviezo 1:22.98, time drop 4.03.
11-12, 1. Carly Chin, CSSC 1:10.05; SOFLO: 6. Sophie Szutkowski 1:20.25, time drop 2.46.
13-14, 1. Carlin Hughes, LLL 1:02.41.
15-and-over, 1. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 1:00.54.

50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Kira Perry, SUN 32.25; SOFLO: 5. Didia Miccolis 38.27, time drop 3.43.
11-12, 1. Makayla Shepley, LLL 30.02.
13-14, 1. Sophia El Chantiry, CSSC 28.21; SOFLO: 4. Kaylee Del Rio 29.23, time drop 3.32.
15-and-over, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 26.74.

100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Addison Scott, SF 1:20.73; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Duranti 1:43.88, 5. Amber Connor 1:49.37, time drop 5.20.
11-12, 1. Lydia Wagne, LLL 1:18.09.
13-14, 1. Neika Gayle, SUN 1:15.05; SOFLO: 2. Ainsley Miller 1:15.35, time drop 3.41, 8. Cali Harries 1:20.83.
15-and-over, 1. Kate Kaplan, CCPR 1:06.93.

50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Kira Perry, Sunrise 29.67.
11-12, 1. Manuella Lima, CSSC 27.40.
13-14, 1. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 25.94; SOFLO: 3. Genesis Escobar 26.81, time drop 0.41.
15-and-over, 1. Cassia Flynn, CSSC 25.17.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Makayla Shepley, LLL 2:26.47.
13-14, 1. Darly Young, SF 2:24.78; SOFLO: 2. Kaylee Del Rio 2:32.58, time drop 3.91, 4. Mikhel Martin 2:41.30, time drop 2.67.
15-and-over, 1. Camila Garcia, LLL 2:20.46.

100-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Mariano Montes, CSSC 1:06.05; SOFLO: 5. Anjana Andapaly 1:08.94, time drop 4.23, 8. Genesis Escobar 1:12.85, time drop 2.54.

BOYS
200-yard medley relay:
7-10, 1. SOFLO 2:41.05 (David Gonzalez, Ethan Phan, Toma Petkov, Ale Suarez Cabrera), 2. Sunrise 2:46.70.
11-12, 1. Coral Springs 2:03.30, 2. SOFLO 2:09.93 (Dmitrii Berezin, Joseph-Blake Nation, David Valdiviezo, Daniel Chaussky).
13-and-over, 1. Sunrise Swimming 1:42.93.

200-yard freestyle:
7-10, Ryan Slogrove, SFTL 2:23.21; SOFLO: 4. David Gonzalez 2:42.33, 5.01 time drop, 5. Michael Barber 2:43.04, time drop 2.89.
11-12, 1. John Albornoz, CCSC 2:02.00; SOFLO: 4. David Valdiviezo 2:15.82, time drop 7.15.
13-14, 1. Lucas Young, CANE 1:54.19; SOFLO; 8. Aleksander Chaussky 2:08.62, time drop 6.50.
15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:42.21.

100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Will McAndrews, CSSC 1:21.23; SOFLO: 2. David Gonzalez 1:26.80, time drop 6.79.
11-12, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 1:04.47.
13-14, 1. Lucas Franchak, CANE 57.53; SOFLO: 5. Matt McVeigh 1:07.71, 6. Victor Valdiviezi 1:08.94, time drop 1.72.
15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 51.26.

50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Luca Pichardo, CCPR 35.07; SOFLO: 2. Toma Petkov 37.02, time drop 1.83, 5. Ethan Phan 37.81, time drop 1.94.
11-12, 1. Jayden Davis, TSA 27.19; SOFLO: 3. Joseph-Blake Natino 32.25, time drop 2.50, 7. Daniel Chaussky 34.29, 0.97 time drop.
13-14, 1. Piero Tordecilla, TSA 26.71; SOFLO: 2. Diego Reveron 30.60, time drop 1.81.
15-and-over, 1. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 24.16.

100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Mason Shepley, LLL 1:30.85; SOFLO: 2. Toma Petkov 1:30.97, time drop 3.19, 3. Ale Suarez Cabrera 1:35.24, time drop 10.98, 4. Zachary Snigur 1:36.09, time drop 8.65, 6. Leonardo Zuluaga 1:49.04.
11-12, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 1:12.03; SOFLO: 3. Joseph-Blake, Natino 1:16.04, time drop 2.78, 6. Vedant Pant 1:28.32, 1.19 time drop.
13-14, 1. Lucas Franchak, CANE 1:00.85; SOFLO: 8. Matt McVeigh 1:18.66, time drop 0.47.
15-and-over, 1. Victor Gil, LLL 1:03.43.

50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Ryan Slogrove, SFTL 30.76; SOFLO: 6. Zachary Sniguer 33.47, time drop 0.51, 8. Jake Rezende 35.00.
11-12, 1. Brian Hamilton, CSSC 24.59; SOFLO: 5. David Valdiviezo 28.92, time drop 1.87.
13-14, 1. Antoine Sharp, LLL 223.41.
15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 22.13.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Antoine Sharp, LLL 2:07.72; SOFLO: 4. Victor Valdiviezo 2:42.51, time drop 0.78.
15-and-over, 1. Grant Aran, CSSC 2:07.76.

100-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Mason Shepley, LLL 1:21.70; SOFLO: 2. Toma Petkov 1:21.79, time drop 3.33, 5. Ethan Phan 1:25.02, 6. Ale Suarez Cabrera 1:25.08, time drop 2.43, 7. Jake Rezenda 1:28.77, time drop 9.98.
11-12, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 1:03.89; SOFLO: 3. David Valdiviezo 1:10.65, time drop 4.08, 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:11.80, time drop 5.62.

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

Del Rio, Petkov Top SOFLO Finishers On Day One At Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, December 17, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had a good opening day at the Holiday Champs Friday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

The girls were led by Kaylee Del Rio, Cali Harries and Alexandra Strong.

Del Rio, 14, was third in the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 5:28.05, dropping 11.08 seconds.

Harries, 14, was fourth in the 400-yard individual medley in 5:29.22.

Strong, 13, was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:44.17, dropping 3.53 seconds.

The boys were led by Toma Petkov, David Valdiviezo and Michael Barber.

Petkov, 9, was third in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 6:57.21 with an impressive 1:07.55 improvement.

Valdiviezo, 12, was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:56.82 with an 8.71-second time drop.

Barber, 9, was sixth in the 500-yard freestyle in 7:26.14, also a best time with a 3.74 time drop.

SOFLO heads the field with 62 swimmers (35 boys and 27 girls) in 306 individual events and 12 relays.

Age group breakdown is 7-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-and-over. The meet is for swimmers who achieved a “B” time standard in at least one event.

In addition to SOFLO, other teams competing are Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Florida Keys, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Rockwood, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, TS Aquatics, Turks & Caicos Aquatic Club and host Sunrise Swimming.

Meet organizers will be running a closed deck. Parents may sit on the south side of the pool by the bleachers. Parents are allowed to bring chairs. Swimmers will be on the north and west side of the pool.

Admission is $5 per person, cash only. Heat sheets are free and available at sunriseswimming.com or on Meet Mobile.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Grace Weeks, CSSC 5:55.89, 2. Kiana Young, LLL 6:11.54, 3. Jameela Rashad, CSSC 6:13.46.
11-12, 1. Manuella Lima, CSSC 5:48.83, 2. Gabriela Campuzano, LLL 5:51.12, 3. Makayla Shepley, LLL 5:54.37.
13-14, 1. Carlin Hughes, LLL 5:29.62, 2. Sami Scope, LLL 5:36.86, 3. Adriana Lozano, SF 5:38.92; SOFLO: 5. Alexandra Strong 5:44.17, time drop 3.53, 11. Anjana Andapally 5:55.57, 12. Mikhel Martin 5:55.62, time drop 2.49.
15-and-over, 1. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 5:16.76, 2. Teresa Landron, SUN 5:24.83, 3. Olivia Wiebe, SF 5:25.27; SOFLO: 13. Isabel Schlicht 6:04.32.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Makayla Shepley, LLL 5:20.35, 2. Gabriela Campuzano, LLL 5:24.31, 3. Lydia Wagner, LLL 5:26.03.
13-14, 1. Emma Lin, CSSC 5:00.14, 2. Mikayla Wagner, LLL 5:16.0, 3. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 5:28.05, time drop 11.08; SOFLO: 4. Cali Harries 5:29.22.
15-and-over, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 4:49.47, 2. Anna Rosa, SUN 4:49.71, 3. Camila Garcia, LLL 4:58.13; SOFLO: 7. Judith-Alison Natino 6:03.23.

BOYS
500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Will McAndrews, CSSC 6:18.53, 2. Mason Shepley, LLL 6:26.79, 3. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 6:57.21, time drop 1:07.55; SOFLO: 6. Michael Barber 7:26.14, time drop 3.74.
11-12, 1. Brian Hamiltoin, CSSC 5:20.28, 2. John Albornoz, CSSC 5:20.45, 3. Frank Vincze, SF 5:33.47; SOFLO: 5. David Valdiviezo 5:56.82, time drop 8.71.
13-14, 1. Lucas Franchak, CANE 5:02.56, 2. Piero Tordecilla, TSA 5:12.25, 3. Luke Deutschman, RSCA 5:17.56; SOFLO: 11. Kenny Paas 5:51.93, time drop 5.84, 13. Victor Valdiviezo 5:56.19.
15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:38.36, 2. Sean Doyle, SUN 4:52.85, 3. Riley Garcia, CANE 5:11.23.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 4:55.27, 2. Christian Rodriguez, SUN 5:04.97, 3. Alex Diaz, SF 5:19.52.
13-14, 1. Lucas Young, CANE 4:30.90, 2. Rafael Landron, SUN 4:41.49, 3. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SUN 4:42.27.
15-and-over, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 4:09.46, 2. John Lynch, CSSC 4:27.48, 3. Mateo Silva, CANE 4:31.69.

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

SOFLO Swimmers End Year With Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, December 16, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club will end 2021 with the Holiday Champs, the final Florida Gold Coast meet of the season, at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

SOFLO heads the field with 62 swimmers (35 boys and 27 girls) in 306 individual events and 12 relays.

The Florida Gold Coast meet begins Friday with timed finals in the 500-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley at 5 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday prelims are 9 a.m. and finals are 5 p.m.

Age group breakdown is 7-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-and-over. The meet is for swimmers who achieved a “B” time standard in at least one event.

SOFLO’s top seeds are:
Boys’ 7-and-over 200-yard medley relay, 2:31.92.
Boys’ 7-and-over 200-yard freestyle relay, 2:10.59.
Toma Petkov, 9, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:34.16.
Tristan Dons, 13, 50-yard backstroke, 27.28; 200-yard backstroke 2:13.38.

In addition to SOFLO, other teams competing are Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Florida Keys, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Rockwood, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, TS Aquatics, Turks & Caicos Aquatic Club and host Sunrise Swimming.

Meet organizers will be running a closed deck. Parents may sit on the south side of the pool by the bleachers. Parents are allowed to bring chairs. Swimmers will be on the north and west side of the pool.

Admission is $5 per person, cash only. Heat sheets are free and available at sunriseswimming.com or on Meet Mobile.

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

Christie Ann Lumsden, William Kleineck Lead SOFLO At SOFLO Holiday Classic


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, November 20, 2021–South Florida Aquatic Club’s young up-and-coming swimmers got in some good racing while having fun Saturday at the SOFLO Holiday Classic at windswept Academic Village Pool.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 9, and William Kleineck, 7, were SOFLO’s top finishers.

Lumsden won the 10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 40.20, dropping 1.17. She was second in the 50-yard backstroke in 39.36 and third in the 50-yard butterfly in 38.55. She was also a member of the runner-up 100-yard freestyle relay that finished in 1:05.77.

Lumsden also had best times in the 50-yard freestyle in 30.77 with a time drop of 2.16; 200-yard individual medley in 2:47.51, with a 1.39 time drop; and 100-yard freestyle in 1:07.28 with a 3.62 time drop.

Kleineck was second in the 8-and-under 25-yard freestyle in a best time 20.09, dropping 3.18 seconds. He was second in the 25-yard backstroke in 22.86, also a best time 22.86 with a time drop of 3.38.

Kleineck also posted a best time in the 25-yard butterfly in 24.85 with a time drop of 2.99 for a fifth place. He was also seventh in the 25-yard breaststroke in 30.73.

Another top finisher was 6-year-old Ellie Phan: third in 25-yard breaststroke in 26.48; third in 25-yard backstroke in 23.73 and fourth in 25-yard butterfly in 22.58.

Ethan Phan, 9, was third in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:24.87, dropping 3.23 seconds.

Toma Petkov, 9, was third in the 50-yard breaststroke in 45.74.

In a perfect end to the fun meet, SOFLO’s B relay knocked off SOFLO’s A relay, 1:05.58-1:05.77, in the 10-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

MIXED RESULTS
25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Dario Corrieri, PST 19.42; SOFLO: 2. William Kleineck 20.09, time drop 3.18, 6. Stefania Botteri 21.34, time drop 2.38, 7. Dylan Jung 21.40, time drop 0.10, 9. Santiago Zuluaga 21.80.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Aiden Goodwin, PST 31.82; SOFLO; 5. Jake Rezende 34.47, 6. Ale Suarez Cabrera 34.51, 7. Sofia Rodriguez 34.79, time drop 3.46, 8. Ethan Phan 35.50, time drop 0.78, 9. Amber Connor 35.56, time drop 3.91, 10. Michael Barber 35.84.

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Paloma Altieri, HAT 19.66; SOFLO: 4. Ellie Phan 22.58, 5. William Kleineck 24.85, time drop 2.99, 7. Savanna Zuluaga 26.50, time drop 1.75, 8. Santiago Zuluaga 28.41, time drop 1.69.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Aiden Goodwin, PST 37.33; SOFLO: 3. Christie Ann Lumsden 38.55, 5. Toma Petkov 38.94, 6. Ethan Phan 39.33, time drop 0.69, 8. Rafael Naranjo 40.23, time drop 2.80, 10. Sofia Duranti 41.90, time drop 9.41.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Paloma Altieri, HAT 22.42; SOFLO: 2. William Kleineck, 22.86, time drop 3.38, 3. Ellie Phan 23.73, 6. Savanna Alonso 25.63, time drop 0.84, 7. Santiago Zuluaga 25.73, 8. Dylan Jung 26.61.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Miri Levy, MJST 38.61; SOFLO: 2. Christie Ann Lumsden 39.36, 4. Jake Rezende 41.07, 6. Ethan Phan 42.27, 7. Toma Petkov 42.58, time drop 1.10, 9. Sofia Rodriguez 42.83, time drop 0.19, 10. Valentina Remmele 43.03.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Paloma Altieri, HAT 25.57; SOFLO: 3. Ellie Phan 26.48, 5. Savanna Alonso 29.26, 7. William Kleineck 30.73, 8. Dylan Jung 30.90, time drop 3.09, 10. Anna Guerrero 34.37, 1.22.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 40.20, time drop 1.17; SOFLO: 3. Toma Petkov 45.74, 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 45.79, 5. Ethan Phan 45.96, 8. Sofia Duranti 48.39, 9. Michael Barber 49.32, time drop 0.48, 10. Leonardo Zuluaga 49.40.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Aiden Goodwin, PST 1:22.57; SOFLO: 3. Ethan Phan 1:24.87, time drop 3.23, 4. Toma Petkov 1:25.12, time drop 1.03, 6. Ale Suarez Cabrera 1:29.11, 8. Rafael Naranjo 1:3.88, time drop 3.26, 9. Michael Barber 1:34.13, time drop 2.85, 10. Gabriel Ferrer 1:34.75, time drop 3.13.

100-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO B 1:05.58, 2. SOFLO A 1:05.77, 3. SOFLO D 1:08.60.

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

Jordan Evans, Toma Petkov Triple Winners, Lead SOFLO Sharks At Sweetheart Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

POMPANO BEACH, February 18, 2020—South Florida Aquatic Club had several outstanding swims at the recent Pompano Beach Piranhas Sweetheart Sizzler at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

Jordan Evans and Toma Petkov were SOFLO Sharks’ top finishers.

Evans, 8, won the 7-8 25-yard backstroke in 19.00, 25-yard freestyle in 17.55 and 25-yard breaststroke in 24.71. Evans anchored the winning 100-yard freestyle relay in 1:15.11 with teammates Christie Lumsden, Gabriela Ekht and Devy Otero. Evans was also second in the 25-yard butterfly.

Petkov, 7, was a triple winner. He won the 7-8 25-yard backstroke in 25.77, 25-yard breaststroke in 25.66 and 25-yard freestyle in 18.95. Petkov was also third in the 25-yard butterfly in 24.19.

Other top three SOFLO Sharks finishers were:

Christie Lumsden, 7, second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 22.84; third in the 25-yard butterfly, 23.46; third in the 25-yard backstroke, 24.56; third in the 25-yard freestyle in 18.70.

Ethan Phan, 7, second, 25-yard butterfly, 23.83; second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 25.92.

Alessandro Suarez Cabrera, 8, third, 25-yard breaststroke, 27.28.

SATURDAY SIZZLER RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 32.65; 7-8, 1. Nikolina Dengerud, PB 19.11; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Evans 19.18, 3. Christie Lumsden 23.46, 6. Gabriela Ekht 30.07.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 32.40; 7-8, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 19.00; SOFLO: 3. Christie Lumsden 24.56, 5. Gabriela Ekht 28.24.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 40.94; 7-8, 1. Nikolina Dengerud, PB 22.71; SOFLO: 2. Christie Lumsden 22.84, 3. Jordan Evans 24.71, 5. Gabriela Ekht 33.67.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 29.25; 7-8, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 17.55; SOFLO: 3. Christie Lumsden 18.70, 5. Gabriela Ekht 22.79.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. SOFLO 1:15.11 (Christie Lumsden, Gabriela Ekht, Devy Otero, Jordan Evans).

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
7-8, 1. Lucas Balog, PB 23.53; SOFLO: 2. Ethan Phan 23.83, 3. Toma Petkov 24.19, 4. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 25.52.

25-yard backstroke:
7-8, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 25.77; SOFLO: Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 27.22, 6. Ethan Phan 31.37.

25-yard breaststroke:
7-8, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 25.66; SOFLO: 2. Ethan Phan 25.92, 3. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 27.28.

25-yard freestyle:
7-8, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 18.95; SOFLO: 4. Ethan Phan 22.05, 5. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 22.47.

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

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