South Florida Aquatic Club Sweeps Combined, Girls And Boys Team Titles At TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, January 28, 2020–With a strong finish in the final two sessions, South Florida Aquatic Club won the TYR SOFLO Open Sunday at FIU Aquatic Center at Florida International University’s North Campus.

SOFLO, with the largest team of 128 swimmers (69 boys and 59 girls) won the combined team title with a record 1,888 points ahead of early leader Metro Aquatics with 1,525.

SOFLO won the men’s title with 900.5 and Metro Aquatics was runner-up with 864. SOFLO won the women’s title with 987.5 and Midtown Weston Aquatics was second with 838.5.

SOFLO’s A relay of Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson, Sebastian Lares and Rafael Rodriguez won the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Other SOFLO winners were:

Sarah Acevedo, 200-yard butterfly, 2:11.57.

Olivia Dinehart, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:07.63; 100-yard freestyle, 54.15.

Elena Dinehart, 200-yard backstroke, 2:11.63.

Alejandro Mateus, 50-yard backstroke 27.17, time drop.

Rafael Rodriguez, 50-yard backstroke, 25.41; 200-yard backstroke 1:55.84.

Manuel Melendez, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:04.42.

Connor Jimenez, 50-yard backstroke, 34.06.

Ryam Harries, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:23.37.

Several SOFLO swimmers had time drops and several finishes in the top five. Depth and talent played key roles in SOFLO’s success.

Among teams that competed in the Florida Gold Coast meet were Midtown Weston, Metro Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Cyclones, Hialeah, Ransom Everglades, Southern Wahoos, Cooper City, SwimFast and City of Miami.

TYR is title sponsor and outfitters for the SOFLO Sharks. Founded in Huntington Beach, Calif. by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints.

Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.

With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. TYR is involved in technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embraces lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, the company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 987.5, 2. Midtown Weston 838.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 661, 4. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 273, 5. Unattached Midtown Weston 100.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 900.5, 2. Metro Aquatics 864, 3. Midtown Weston 432.5, 4. Ransom Everglades 311, 5. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 209.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 987.5, 2. Midtown Weston 838.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 661, 4. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 273, 5. Unattached Midtown Weston 100.

SESSION THREE
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:
13-and-over, 1. Midtown Weston A 1:43.81, 2. Midtown Weston B 1:45.33, 3. SOFLO B 1:47.74 (Sarah Acevedo, JennaMarie Brames, Sophia Bedoya, Mallory Schleicher), 4. SOFLO A 1:47.95 (Paige Lane, Elena Dinehart, Molly Golding, Olivia Dinehart).

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 29.79; SOFLO: 6. Mariann Catalasan 32.04, , 12. Leah Pando 35.61; 15-and-over, 1. Sophia Diaz, MAC 29.25; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 29.62, time drop, 7. Jena Legaspi 30.53.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 2;13.92; SOFLO: 4. Sophia Grubbs 2:27.99, 5. Izzy Wilson 2:28.58, 6. Gabriela Avila 2;29.24, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:11.57; SOFLO: 3. Olivia Dinehart 2:16.89, 4. Elena Dinehart 2:20.47.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 1:08.16; SOFLO: 3. Sophia Grubbs 1:14.08, 6. Mariann Catalasan 1:17.61, 11. Dahlia Hirsh 1:21.92, 13. Leah Pando 1:24.97; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:07.63; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 1:12.53, time drop, 6. Ana Frable 1:18.58, 9. Maria Herne 1:20.45.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 2:14.03; SOFLO: 6. Izzy Wilson 2:28.21, 7. Sophia Grubbs 2:28.52, 12. Cali Harries 3:03.03, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:11.63; SOFLO: 2. Sally Golding 2:16.54, 4. JennaMarie Brames 2:21.32, 10. Ana Frable 2:32.79, 11. Maia Vatinelle 2:35.37.

50-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Ana Villamil, MWA 27.88; SOFLO: 13. Leah Pando 33.40; 15-and-over, 1. Sophia Diaz, MAC 27.00; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 28.15, time drop, 6. Molly Golding 28.31, time drop, 13. Sally Golding 29.48.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 55.70; SOFLO: 7. Izzy Wilson 1:00.03, 10. Gabriel Avila 1:00.83, 12. Sophia Grubbs 1:01.12, 15. Mariann Catalasan 1:03.20; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 54.15; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 54.50, time drop, 7. Elena Dinehart 57.17, 10. Sarah Acevedo 58.09, 11. JennaMarie Brames 58.29.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:31.49 (Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson, Sebastian Lares, Rafael Rodriguez), 2. SOFLO B 1:32.90 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Brennan Binder, Manuel Melendez, Nicolas Rossi), 3. Midtown Weston 1:35.20.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 1:53.14; SOFLO: 2. Adrian Hernandez 1:56.40, time drop, 6. Austin Nelson 2:02.04, 11. Felix Gonzalez 2:05.94, time drop, 14. Alexander Miller 2:07.76, time drop, 15. Nicholas Pelaez 2:08.28; 15-and-over, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 1:46.11; SOFLO: 2. Philopatier Ibrahim 1:47.49, 3. Rafael Rodriguez 1:47.55, 4. John Paul Handal 1:49.91, 5. Sebastian Lares 1:50.67, 6. Miguel Sierra 1:51.02, 8. Robert Wilson 1:52.49, 9. Dominic Bono 1:52.61.

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 27.17, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Austin Nelson 29.81, time drop, 13. Ethan McPeek 31.40, 14. Hashan Ekanayake 31.59, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 25.41; SOFLO: 4. Manuel Melendez 27.68, time drop, 12. Nicholas Chaimowicz 30.75, 13. Matthew Kim 30.76.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Juan Abella, MAC 2:06.12; SOFLO: 2. Adrian Hernandez 2:10.88, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Nestor Montero, MAC 1:55.55; SOFLO: 2. Philopatier Ibraham 1:56.88, 5. Miguel Sierra 2:02.12, 6. John Paul Handal 2:02.31, 9. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.92, 10. Sebastian Lares 2:07.37, 14. Juancamilo Rivero 2:13.26.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 1:03.86; SOFLO: 5. Adrian Hernandez 1:08.84, 9. Alejandro Mateus 1:12.44, 15. Nathan Kronen 1:17.90, 16. Giorgio Rusconi 1:18.57; 15-and-over, 1. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 1:04.42; SOFLO: 2. John Paul Handal 1:04.55, 8. Dominic Bono 1:07.29, time drop, 12. Miguel Sierra 1:08.14, time drop, 14. Leonardo Mateus 1:09.75, 15. Brennan Binder 1:10.18.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Richard Navarro, MAC 2:08.19; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 2:18.18, time drop, 7. Ethan McPeek 2:20.16, 11. Nicholas Pelaez 2:29.46, 13. Ignacio Fernandez 2:30.01, 14. Amando Bertea 2:38.31; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:55.84; SOFLO: 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 1:58.74, time drop, 4. Dominic Bono 2:01.05, 9. Miguel Sierra 2:08.30, 10. Robert Wilson 2:09.26, time drop, 11. Sebastian Lares 2:10.20, 13. Nicolas Rossi 2:13.02, 14. Tristan Wilson 2:13.22, time drop, 17. Nicholas Chaimowicz 2:17.59.

50-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 24.91; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 25.98, time drop, 7. Adrian Hernandez 27.53, time drop, 14. Alexander Miller 29.42; 15-and-over, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 24.34; SOFLO: 8. Juancamilo Rivero 25.68, 10. Brennan Binder 25.74, 18. Leonardo Mateus 26.48.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 50.55; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 53.31, time drop, 14. Austin Nelson 55.89, 16. Nathan Kronen 56.79, 18. Hashan Ekanayake 57.46, 22. Felix Gonzalez 59.19; 15-and-over, 1. Nestor Montero, MAC 48.67; SOFLO: 2. Robert Wilson 49.58, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 49.62, 6. Brenann Binder 50.79, 11. John Paul Handal 51.43, time drop, 12. Sebastian Lares 51.73, 14. Leonardo Mateus 51.99, 16. Dominic Bono 52.58, 17. Manuel Melendez 52.63, time drop.

SESSION FOUR
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:
12-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:46.89, 2. Midtown Weston 1:46.94, 3. SOFLO A 1:52.97 (Fiorella Di Salvo, Genesis Escobar, Sarah Vasquez, Mariana Pinto), 5. SOFLO B 1:58.94 (Elise Dinehart, Pilar Duranti, Sophia Avila, Sofia Lugo).

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 34.33; SOFLO: 5. Jemma Baldwin 38.27, time drop, 6. Saree Young 38.43, 8. Sofia Gomez 40.03, 13. Olivia Wilson 41.76; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 30.65; SOFLO: 11. Mariana Pinto 33.74.

200-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:20.76.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 1:25.83; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 1:28.60, time drop, 6. Mackenzie McPherson 1:32.99, 7. Sofia Gomez 1:34.68, time drop, 8. Jordan Evans 1:34.85, time drop, 9. Juli Cavalcanti 1:35.14, time drop, 10. Olivia Wilson 1:36.73, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:14.72; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:17.61, time drop, 9. Elise Dinehart 1:21.64, 11. Mariana Pinto 1:23.43.

200-yard backstroke:
12-and-under, 1. Erika Duardo, BMHG 2:20.72; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:23.86, 6. Pilar Duranti 2:29.68, 11. Sarah Vasquez 2:37.80, 12. Alexandra Strong 2:40.41.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 34.19; SOFLO: 3. Jemma Baldwin 35.51, time drop, 5. Mackenzie McPherson 38.03, 6. Juli Cavalcanti 38.70, time drop, 9. Saree Young 39.70, time drop, 14. Hailey Roman 45.33, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 27.65; SOFLO: 9. Genesis Escobar 32.58, time drop, 11. Sofia Lugo 32.92, time drop, 13. Sarah Vasquez 33.83.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 1:05.63; SOFLO: 6. Mackenzie McPherson 1:11.42, time drop, 7. Jemma Baldwin 1:12.01, 8. Sofia Gomez 1:12.33, 11. Juli Cavalcanti 1:14.72, 15. Olivia Watson 1:17.62; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 56.09; SOFLO: 8. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:02.12, 10. Genesis Escobar 1:03.54, 12. Sofia Lugo 1:03.70, time drop, 15. Pilar Duranti 1:04.21.

100-yard individual:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 1:14.59; SOFLO: 3. Jemma Baldwin 1:19.92, time drop, 7. Juli Cavalcanti 1:23.96, time drop, 8. Mackenzie McPherson 1:23.98, 9. Shelby Evans 1:24.05, time drop, 11. Sofia Gomez 1:25.64, 12. Saree Young 1:26.00, time drop, 13. Olivia Wilson 1:28.00; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:05.45; SOFLO: 7. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:09.78, 10. Mariana Pinto 1:10.53, time drop.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 1:46.59, 2. Ransom Everglades 1:46.90, 3. Midtown Weston 1:53.02, 4. SOFLO A 1:54.68 (Jaden Amores, Abraham Penaloza, Benjamin Kim, Juan Vallmitjana), 5. SOFLO B 1:58.07 (Derek Hau, Matt McVeigh, Matthew Jimenez, Connor Jimenez).

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 34.06; SOFLO: 8. Ryan Harries 37.38, time drop; 11-12, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 28.58; SOFLO: 6. Derek Hau 31.23, time drop, 7. Jaden Amores 31.25, 14. Benjamin Kim 34.24.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:23.37; SOFLO: 10. Daniel Chaussky 1:42.04, 12. Reed Woodward 1:45.34, time drop, 13. Dylan McVeigh 1:46.79; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:07.07; SOFLO: 5. Felipe Rodriguez 1:18.62, time drop, 7. Abraham Penaloza 1:21.15, 10. Juan Valmitjana 1:24.48, 13. Matt McVeigh 1:26.28.

200-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Frank Vincze, SF 2:33.95; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 2:36.62, 5. Ryan Harries 2:48.55; 11-12, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 2:11.45; SOFLO: 8. Derek Hay 2:26.42, 11. Matt McVeigh 2:42.17.

50-yard butterfly:
1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 29.91; SOFLO: 3. Noah Mejias 33.32, time drop, 4. Connor Jimenez 34.03, 9. Reed Woodward 38.30, time drop; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 27.02; SOFLO: 3. Derek Hau 28.77, time drop, 5. Jaden Amores 29.62, 13. Abraham Penaloza 33.27, 15. Felipe Rodriguez 33.35, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 1:02.75; SOFLO: 7. Noah Mejias 1:10.78, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 53.60; SOFLO: 5. Jaden Amores 59.57, time drop, 9. Juan Vallmitjana 1:01.67, 11. Felipe Rodriguez 1:02.42, time drop, 12. Benjamin Kim 1:03.71, time drop, 13. Abraham Penaloza 1:04.50, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 1:13.03; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 1:16.19, 3. Ryan Harries 1:17.58, 6. Noah Mejias 1:20.52, time drop; 11-12, 1. Andres Tejada, MAC 1:03.45; SOFLO: 9. Benjamin Kim 1:09.62, time drop, 11. Jaden Amores 1:09.71, time drop, 16. Abraham Penaloza 1:17.46.

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

SOFLO’s Shelby Evans Leads SOFLO Sharks In Session Two Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, January 25, 2020–Shelby Evans of South Florida Aquatic Club was the lone winner in the second session of the TYR SOFLO Open Saturday at FIU Aquatic Center at Florida International University’s North Campus.

Evans, 9, finished first, third and fourth in her events, all with lifetime-bests.

Evans won the 12-and-under 200-yard breaststroke in 3:06.72, shaving 21.51 seconds off her previous best. She was also third in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 40.14, dropping 0.06 and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:38.11, dropping 0.75. She has 26 points for high point.

Evans has the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard individual medley left to swim on Sunday.

Teammate Mackenzie McPherson was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:32.52. Jemma Baldwin was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:31.94.

Ryan Harries led the SOFLO boys. He was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 38.43 and third in the 200-yard breaststroke in 3:01.61. Harries also has 26 points for high point.

Derek Hau was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 33.31.

SOFLO has the largest team with 128 swimmers (69 boys and 59 girls).

The meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions. Among teams competing in the Florida Gold Coast meet are Metro Aquatics, Hialeah, Ransom Everglades, Southern Wahoos, Cooper City, SwimFast and City of Miami.

TYR is title sponsor and outfitters for the SOFLO Sharks. Founded in Huntington Beach, Calif. by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints.

Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.

With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. TYR is involved in technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embraces lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, the company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water.

SATURDAY RESULTS
SESSION TWO
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 2:01.13, 2. Midtown Weston 2:02.08, 3. SOFLO A 2:09.28 (Pilar Duranti, Fiorella Di Salvo, Mariana Pinto, Genesis Escobar), 6. SOFLO B 2:18.14 (Sofia Lugo, Shelby Evans, Sarah Vasquez, Elise Dinehart), 7. SOFLO D 2:24.22 (Saree Young, Gianna Martin, Jemma Baldwin, Sofia Gomez).

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Shelby Evans, SOFLO 3:06.72, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Gianna Martin 3:15.18, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 3:20.23, 5. Jordan Evans 3:22.02; 11-12, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:40.30; SOFLO: 7. Elise Dinehart 2:52.23, time drop, 8. Mariana Pinto 2:54.53, time drop, 11. Gabriela Marin 3:25.47.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 1:15.07; SOFLO: 5. Jemma Baldwin 1:21.60, time drop, 7. Saree Young 1:22.03, 8. Sofia Gome 1:22.49, time drop, 10. Olivia Watson 1:27.68; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:06.18; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:08.63.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Naiyla Di Sarno, MWA 37.51; SOFLO: 3. Shelby Evans 40.14, time drop, 4. Gianna Martin 42.20, time drop, 5. Sofia Gomez 43.27, time drop, 6. Juli Cavalcanti 43.47, time drop, 7. Mackenzie McPherson 43.81, time drop, 8. Jemma Baldwin 43.89, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 33.28; SOFLO: 8. Elise Dinehart 37.93, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Cami Sepulveda, BM 1:16.03, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:32.52; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:01.45; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:06.65, time drop, 9. Sarah Vasquez 1:15.87.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 29.15; SOFLO: 3. Jemma Baldwin 31.26, time drop, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 31.84, 6. Sofia Gomez 32.46, 11. Juli Cavalcanti 33.14; 11-12, 1. Sofia Judge, MAC 25.66; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 27.96, 8. Mariana Pinto 28.47.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 2:22.20, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 2:31.94; SOFLO: 4. Shelby Evans 2:38.11, time drop, 6. Juli Cavalcanti 2:40.90, 8. Olivia Watson 2:44.50, time drop, 10. Cherill Royalty 2:48.20, 12. Aanya Robinson 2:57.69; 11-12, 1. Sofia Judge, MAC 2:04.50; SOFLO: 7. Pilar Duranti 2:15.06, time drop, 8. Genesis Escobar 2:15.22, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 2:40.65; SOFLO: 4. Juli Cavalcanti 2:52.37, time drop, 6. Sofia Gomez 2:57.70, 8. Saree Young 3:08.35, 9. Gianne Martin 3:28.60; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:20.69; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:26.46 11. Pilar Duranti 2:36.69, 12. Elise Dinehart 2:38.44.


BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 2:00.07, 4. SOFLO A 2:07.61 (Connor Jimenez, Derek Hau, Jaden Amores, Abraham Penaloza), 5. SOFLO B 2:17.82 (Matt McVeigh, Felipe Rodriguez, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez), 7. SOFLO C 2:23.66.

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jason Milian, BMHG 2:58.81, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 3:01.61; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:23.98.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 1:10.19; SOFLO: 5. Connor Jimenez 1:18.13; 11-12, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 1:01.10; SOFLO: 6. Jaden Amores 1:07.68, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jesus Linares, MAC 38.41, 2. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 38.43; SOFLO: 7. Connor Jimenez 42.29, 10. Noah Mejias 43.86, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 30.47, 2. Derek Hau, SOFLO 33.31, 3. Felipe Rodriguez, SOFLO 35.31, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Abraham Penaloza 37.02, 8. Jordan Le-Vegas 38.41, 9. Matt McVeigh 39.04, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 1:06.87; SOFLO: 3. Noah Mejias 1:17.18, time drop, 9. Ryan Harries 1:30.25, 14. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 1:45.32; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 59.69; SOFLO: 4. Jaden Amores 1:05.15, 7. Derek Hau 1:06.62, time drop, 12. Abraham Penaloza 1:13.52, time drop, 13. Felipe Rodriguez 1:15.09 time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 29.17; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 30.35; 11-12, 1. Carlos Rincon, MWA 25.67; SOFLO: 5. Jaden Amores 27.24, time drop, 14. Felipe Rodriguez 29.17, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 2:16.16; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 2:22.27, 11. Noah Mejias 2:40.12, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:55.59; SOFLO: 8. Derek Hau 2:12.23, time drop, 10. Jaden Amores 2:13.20, time drop, 13. Mason Jimenez 2:20.80.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 2:32.86; SOFLO: 4. Ryan Harries 2:43.86, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:10.02; SOFLO: 11. Abraham Penaloza 2:41.59, 13. Mason JImenez 2:44.12.

IF YOU GO

What: TYR SOFLO Open

When: Sunday, Session 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:07 p.m., Session 4, 1-4:57 p.m.

Where: FIU Aquatic Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, NE 151st Street, Miami

Of note: The meet is hosted by SOFLO, Comets Swim Team and Golden Panther Aquatics…admission is $5…heat sheets are free and may be found on Meet Mobile or at http://www.soflomeets.info/open…for questions call 954-538-3721.

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

Olivia, Elena Dinehart Sisters Shine In Session One Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, January 25, 2020–Olivia and Elena Dinehart led South Florida Aquatic Club in the opening session of the TYR SOFLO Open Saturday at FIU Aquatic Center at Florida International University’s North Campus.

Elena Dinehart, 15, and Olivia Dinehart, 15, and started off the morning leading off and anchoring the winning girls’ 200-yard medley relay in 1:53.36. Other relay members were Molly Golding and Paige Lane.

Elena Dinehart won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.05.

Olivia Dinehart won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:01.98. Elena was second in 1:03.37.

Olivia Dinehart won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:13.85 and Elena was second in 5:20.93.

SOFLO’s four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, 31, fresh off her big payday at the FINA Swim Series, won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.45 and 50-yard freestyle in 24.37.

SOFLO boys had a good session, too.

The boys won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:42.88 with Rafael Rodriguez, Manuel Melendez, Miguel Sierra and Robert Wilson.

Sierra also won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.07 ahead of teammate Philopatier Ibrahim in 53.26.

Rodriguez won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.39.

After the opening two sessions, Metro Aquatics led combined with 433 and SOFLO was second with 384; Metro Aquatics led the men with 202 and SOFLO second with 147; and SOFLO led the women with 237 and Metro Aquatics second with 231.

SOFLO has the largest team with 128 swimmers (69 boys and 59 girls).

The meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions.

Among teams competing in the Florida Gold Coast meet are Metro Aquatics, Hialeah, Ransom Everglades, Southern Wahoos, Cooper City, SwimFast and City of Miami.

TYR is title sponsor and outfitters for the SOFLO Sharks. Founded in Huntington Beach, Calif. by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints.

Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.

With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. TYR is involved in technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embraces lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, the company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water.

SATURDAY RESULTS
SESSION ONE
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:53.36 (Elena Dinehart, Molly Golding, Paige Lane, Olivia Dinehart), 2. Midtown Weston A 1:56.56, 3. Midtown Weston B 1:58.01, 4. SOFLO B 1:58.70 (Jena Legaspi, Sophia Grubbs, Sarah Acevedo, Mallory Schleicher).

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Kendra Gomez, Unattached 1:03.84; SOFLO: 7. Mariann Catalasan 1:07.97, 8. Izzy Wilson 1:08.68, 10. Gabriela Avila 1:10.46, 12. Leah Pando 1:14.14; 15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:01.05, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 1:01.64; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:05.47, 7. Sally Golding 1:07.83.

50-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 31.55; SOFLO: 7. Mariann Catalasan 35.95, 11. Dahlia Hirsh 37.08, 13. Gabriela Avila 38.29; 15-and-over, 1. Evita Leter, MAC 30.75; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 34.27.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 1:01.39; SOFLO: 6. Sophia Grubbs 1:06.33, time drop, 13. Leah Pando 1:16.05; 15-and-over, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 58.45, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:00.80, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:01.62; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:01.63, 5. Mallory Schleicher 1:01.81, 6. Elena Dinehart 1:02.07, 8. Sarah Acevedo 1:03.81, 14. Sally Golding 1:05.30.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Ana Villamil, MWA 25.69; 15-and-over, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 24.37; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 26.15, 8. Paige Lane 26.36, 15. Sally Golding 27.95.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 1:02.64; SOFLO: 5. Sophia Grubbs 1:06.79, 9. Mariann Catalasan 1:08.84, time drop, 10. Gabriela Avila 1:10.06, time drop, 12. Izzzy Wilson 1:11.09, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:01.98, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:03.37; SOFLO: 4. Paige Lane 1:06.09, 5. Sarah Acevedo 1:06.19, time drop, 14. Jena Legaspi 1:10.55.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 5:03.87; SOFLO: 4. Izzy Wilson 5:30.87, 7. Mariann Catalasan 5:48.19, 8. Sophia Grubbs 5:48.24, 10. Gabriela Avila 5:48.74, time drop, 14. Cali Harris 6:31.09, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 5:13.85, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 5:20.93, 3. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 5:24.83; SOFLO: 10. Maia Vatinelle 5:57.45, 11. Ana Grable 6:02.83, time drop.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:42.88 (Rafael Rodriguez, Manuel Melendez, Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson), 2. Midtown Weston 1:45.05, 3. SOFLO B 1:46.86 (Sebastian Lares, Juancamilo Rivero, John Paul Handal, Nicolas Rossi).

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 59.25; SOFLO: 3. Austin Nelson, 5. Adrian Hernandez 1:02.62, time drop, 10. Ethan McPeek 1:05.10, 14. Hashan Ekanayake 1:06.36; 15-and over, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 55.62, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 56.11, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 56.24; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 56.60, 6. Miguel Sierra 58.56, 12. Tristan Wilson 1:02.24, 14. Brennan Binder 1:02.41, 15. Nicolas Rossi 1:02.45.

50-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 28.88; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 32.37, time drop, 7. Alejandro Mateus 32.98, time drop, 12. Giorgio Rusconi 34.17; 15-and-over, 1. Yender Rojas, MAC 29.28.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 56.37; SOFLO: 3. Adrian Hernandez 1:00.65, time drop, 10. Austin Nelson 1:05.03, 11. Nicholas Pelaez 1:05.50, time drop. 14. Alexander Miller 1:07.10, 15. Hashan Ekanayake 1:07.34; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 53.07, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim 53.26; SOFLO: 8. Sebastian Lares 55.91, 9. John Paul Handal 56.13, 10. Robert Wilson 56.25, 12. Juancamilo Rivero 56.62, 14. Manuel Melendez 56.85, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 23.21; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 24.31, 12. Nathan Kronen 25.70; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 22.39; SOFLO: 7. Robert Wilson 23.41, 8. Miguel Sierra 23.45, 10. Brennan Binder 23.54, 12. Juancamilo Rivero 23.73, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 57.60; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 1:00.46, time drop, 14. Alexander Miller 1:05.69; 15-and-over, 1. Santiago Gomez, MWA 56.18; SOFLO: 3. Dominic Bono 58.39, 5. John Paul Handal 58.51, 6. Sebastian Lares 58.58, 9. Manuel Melendez 59.47, 11. Alex Golding 1:01.37, time drop, 14. Nicolas Rossi 1:02.07.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Juan Abella, MAC 5:08.06; SOFLO: 5. Austin Nelson 5:15.08, time drop, 7. Hashan Ekanayake 5:26.62, 8. Felix Gonzalez 5:28.75, 9. Nicholas Pelaez 5:33.14, time drop, 13. Nathan Kronen 5:49.02, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Carlos Nava, MAC 4:45.69; SOFLO: 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:50.71, 5. Sebastian Lares 4:54.38, 7. Leonardo Mateus 4:58.84, 9. Miguel Sierra 5:04.68, 10. Brennan Binder 5:06.79, time drop, 13. Robert Wilson 5:11.48.

IF YOU GO

What: TYR SOFLO Open

When: Sunday, Session 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:07 p.m., Session 4, 1-4:57 p.m.

Where: FIU Aquatic Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, NE 151st Street, Miami

Of note: The meet is hosted by SOFLO, Comets Swim Team and Golden Panther Aquatics…admission is $5…heat sheets are free and may be found on Meet Mobile or at http://www.soflomeets.info/open…for questions call 954-538-3721.

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

Rain Or Shine, SOFLO Swimmers Ready For TYR SOFLO Open This Weekend


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, January 23, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club will host its first big meet of the season Saturday and Sunday.

The TYR SOFLO Open will be held at FIU Aquatic Center at Florida International University’s North Campus.

SOFLO has the largest team with 128 swimmers (69 boys and 59 girls).

SOFLO dominates the top seeds including Olivia Dinehart, 15, Elena Dinehart, 15, Miguel Sierra, 16, Rafael Rodriguez, 18, Sarah Acevedo, 16, Paige Lane, 17, Robert Wilson, 17, Fiorella Di Salvo, 12, and several relays.

Among teams competing in the Florida Gold Coast meet are Metro Aquatics, Hialeah, Ransom Everglades, Southern Wahoos, Cooper City, SwimFast and City of Miami.

TYR is title sponsor and outfitters for the SOFLO Sharks. Founded in Huntington Beach, Calif. by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints.

Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.

With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. TYR is involved in technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embraces lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, the company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water.

IF YOU GO

What: TYR SOFLO Open

When: Saturday, Session 1, 8:30 a.m.-12:34 p.m.; Session 2, 1:30-5:47 p.m.; Sunday, Session 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:07 p.m., Session 4, 1-4:57 p.m.

Where: FIU Aquatic Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, NE 151st Street, Miami

Of note: The meet is hosted by SOFLO, Comets Swim Team and Golden Panther Aquatics…admission is $5…heat sheets are free and may be found on Meet Mobile or at http://www.soflomeets.info/open…for questions call 954-538-3721.

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

SOFLO Relays, Javier Colmenares Rock In Final Session Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, January 30, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers swept the boys and girls relays in the final session of the TYR SOFLO Open Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO “A” girls 200-yard freestyle relay of Mariana Pinto, Gabriela Avila, Izzy Wilson, Anastasia Lutz won in 1:50.65. SOFLO had five other girls relays finish among the Top 11.

SOFLO “A” boys 200-yard freestyle relay of Will Cunningham, Ethan McPeak, Jonathan Lozano and Javier Colmenares won in 1:56.29. SOFLO had four other boys relays finish in the Top 10.

Javier Colmenares, 12, was a double winner. He won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.02 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:05.83 and anchored the winning relay. He finished with 83 points in high point

Colmenares was also fourth in the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 29.57 and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle in 58.73.

Other Top 3 SOFLO finishers were:

Mariann Catalasan, 12, second, 200-yard backstroke, 2:24.09, time drop. She finished with 39 points.

Anastasia Lutz, 12, second, 100-yard freestyle, 59.40, time drop. She finished with 50 points.

Leah Pando, 12, third, 200-yard backstroke, 2:24.89, time drop. She finished with 20 points.

Stefano Mazzi, 10, third, 50-yard butterfly, 34.07, time drop and third, 100-yard individual medley, 1:17.19. He finished with 51 points.


SUNDAY SESSION FIVE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:
12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:50.65 (Mariana Pinto, Gabriela Avila, Izzy Wilson, Anastasia Lutz), 4. SOFLO B 2:01.28, 6. SOFLO C 2:08.49, 7. SOFLO D 2:10.91. 8. SOFLO E 2:16.28, 11. SOFLO F 2;27.98.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 32.47; SOFLO: 13. Isabella Perry 39.57, 14. Lydia Smutny 40.25, time drop, 17. Alexandra Strong 41.07, time drop, 18. Anjana Andapally 41.70, time drop; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 29.01; SOFLO: 7. Mariann Catalasan 32.99, 11. Leah Pando 33.98, time drop, 19. Mariana Montes 35.80, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Dilcia Jimenez Pena, BM 3:01.18; 11-12, 1. Sammy Schoenborn, CSSC 2:34.79.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:24.61; SOFLO: 8. Shelby Evans 1:38.46, time drop, 9. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:40.46, 11. Gianna Martin 1:42.43, time drop, 12. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:42.64, 13. Isabella Perry 1:43.21, time drop, 16. Anjana Andapally 1:44.02, time drop, 17. Mikhel Martin 1:44.08, time drop, 18. Olivia Watson 1:46.54, time drop, 19. Sofia Gomez 1:47.59, time drop, 20. Jordan Evans 1:47.73; 11-12, 1. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 1:14.41; SOFLO: 7. Mariann Catalasan 1:21.23, 14. Dahlia Hirsh 1:24.50, time drop, 15. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:24.64, 17. Izzy Wilson 1:26.35.

200-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Maria Perez, MWA 2:44.51; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 2:19.74; SOFLO: 2. Mariann Catalasan 2;24.09, time drop, 3. Leah Pando 2:24.89, time drop, 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:30.38, time drop, 7. Izzy Wilson 2:30.72.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Amanda De La Osa, HSC 31.07; SOFLO: 8. Sofia Lugo 36.37, time drop, 15. Isabella Perry 41.37, 16. Francesca Perry 42.14, time drop, 18. Anjana Andapally 43.47, time drop, 20. Caitlyn Nguyen 43.56; 11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 29.24; SOFLO: 6. Mariana Pinto 31.92, time drop, 10. Isabella Rodriguez 33.26, 12. Gabriela Avila 34.15, time drop, 13. Carleigh Schleicher 34.42, 16. Sarah Vasquez 35.84, 19. Genesis Escobar 38.87, time drop, 20. Pilar Duranti 41.66.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Amanda De La Osa, HSC 1:05.00; SOFLO: 9. Sofia Lugo 1:12.53, 11. Lydia Smutny 1:15.50, time drop, 12. Mikhel Martin 1:15.75, time drop, 16. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:17.65, 18. Isabella Perry 1:18.19, 19. Alexandra Strong 1:21.02, 20. Jemma Baldwin 1:21.51, 21. Olivia Wilson 1:21.87; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 57.46; SOFLO: 2. Anastasia Lutz 59.40, time drop, 6. Izzy Wilson 1:00.45, 18. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:06.09, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:13.69; SOFLO: 11. Sofia Lugo 1:24.40, 13. Lydia Smutny 1:26.36, time drop, 18. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:30.45, time drop, 19. Francesca Perry 1:31.20, time drop, 20. Anjana Andapally 1:31.40, 22. Jemma Baldwin 1:35.10, time drop; 11-12, 1. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 1:07.09; SOFLO: 5. Anastasia Lutz 1:09.88, 8. Mariana Pinto 1:11.71, time drop, 10. Izzy Wilson 1:12.00, time drop, 13. Leah Pando 1:12.10, time drop, 17. Mariann Catalasan 1:12.79, 20. Gabriela Avila 1:16.30.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:
12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:56.29 (Will Cunningham, Ethan McPeak, Jonathan Lozano, Javier Colmenares), 3. SOFLO B 2:00.36, 6. SOFLO C 2:04.37, 8. SOFLO D 2:12.04, 10. SOFLO E 2:33.10

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 35.43; SOFLO: 2. Stefano Mazzi 35.52, time drop, 4. Juan Vallmitjana 37.95, time drop, 12. Matthew Jimenez 41.14, 14. Ryan Harries 41.40, time drop; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 27.67; SOFLO: 9. Will Cunningham 34.12, 13. Marvan Ekanayake 34.64, 16. Benjamin Kim 35.50, time drop, 17. Hashan Ekanayake 35.62.

200-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 35.43; SOFLO: 2. Stefano Mazzi 35.52, time drop, 4. Juan Vallmitjana 37.95, time drop, 12. Matthew Jimenez 41.14, 14. Ryan Harries 41.40, time drop, 18. Gonzalo Maldonado 43.08, time drop, 20. Emiliano Cavani 44.41; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 27.67; SOFLO: 9. Will Cunningham 34.12, 13. Marvan Ekanayake 34.64, 16. Benjamin Kim 35.50, time drop, 17. Hashan Ekanayake 35.62.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 1:21.96; SOFLO: 8. Juan Vallmitjana 1:34.95, time drop, 10. Adam Stewart 1:35.54, time drop, 11. Ryan Harries 1:35.57, time drop, 18. Martin Petkov 1:49.55; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:11.02; SOFLO: 7. Derek Hau 1:25.05, 9. Benjamin Kim 1:25.14, time drop, 11. Will Cunningham 1:25.76, 14. Ethan McPeak 1:26.41, 15. Jonathan Lozano 1:27.96, time drop, 19. Matt McVeigh 1:33.21, time drop.

200-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 2:58.41; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:04.49; SOFLO: 4. Ethan McPeak 2:27.06, 5. Hashan Ekanayake 2:32.32, time drop, 7. Marvan Ekanayake 2:35.83, time drop, 8. Alessio Mazzi 2:41.51, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Gonzalez, MAC 33.42; SOFLO: 3. Stefano Mazzi 34.07, time drop, 9. Juan Vallmitjana 37.97, 13. Emiliano Cavani 41.17, time drop, 18. Adam Stewart 44.70, 19. Gonzalo Maldonado 45.30, time drop; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 26.76; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 29.57, time drop, 10. Luca Hincapie 31.24, 16. Derek Hau 33.53, time drop, 17. Hashan Ekanayake 33.68, time drop, 18. Marvan Ekanayake 33.90, 19. Benjamin Kim 34.84, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Gonzalez, MAC 1:04.16; SOFLO: 4. Stefano Mazzi 1:06.64, time drop, 7. Juan Vallmitjana 1:11.48, 19. Matthew Jimenez 1:17.12; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 53.49; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 58.73, 12. Ethan McPeek 1:03.55, time drop, 14. Hashan Ekanayake 1:03.83, 16. Alessio Mazzi 1:05.29, time drop, 18. Luca Hincapie 1:05.53, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Mark Shutov, NMST 1:14.75; SOFLO: 3. Stefano Mazzi 1:17.19, 12. Matthew Jimenez 1:27.38, time drop, 13. Ryan Harries 1:27.52, time drop, 21. Gonzalo Maldonado 1:31.90, time drop; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:05.83; SOFLO: 11. Luca Hincapie 1:12.84, time drop, 12. Ethan McPeek 1:14.01, time drop, 13. Will Cunningham 1:14.07, 14. Jonathan Lozano 1:14.28, time drop, 19. Benjamin Kim 1:16.43, time drop.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Come Up Big On Final Day Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, January 29, 2019–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers came up big on the third and final day of the TYR SOFLO Open Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

During Session Four, Mary Smutny, 18, won four more events. She won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.91, 200-yard butterfly in 2:08.37, 200-yard backstroke in 2:21.34 and 100-yard freestyle in 53.57. She had nine firsts, two thirds and one sixth place. She finished with 98 points in high point.

Other winners for SOFLO were:

Mallory Schleicher, 15, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:14.41. She was also third in the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 28.76 and third in the 100-yard freestyle, also in a best time 55.35. She finished with 71 points.

Gaby Banks, 16, won the 50-yard butterfly in 27.55. She finished with 27 points.

Philopatier Ibrahim, 16, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:46.37 and was third in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:00.58 and was third in a best time 49.65. He finished with 54 points.

Sebastian Lares, 14, won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:06.41. He was also third in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 1:50.18. He finished with 50 points.

Rafael Rodriguez, 17, won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:55.60 and 200-yard backstroke in 1:58.77, and was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.12. He finished with 67 points.

Juan Mora, 14, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.85 and 50-yard butterfly in 24.78. He finished with 50 points.

Juan Pablo Pineda, 16, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.22. He finished with 39 points.

Nathaniel Garrick, 14, won the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:11.44 with an impressive time drop of 5.30 and was eighth in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 54.16 and huge time drop of 7.98. He finished with three best times in four events and finished with 17 points in high point.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, SOFLO’s “A” team of Mary Smutny, Gaby Banks, Paige Lane and Kathleen Golding won the 13-and-over title in 1:39.91.

Other Top three SOFLO finishers were:

Paige Lane, 16, second, 200-yard freestyle, 2:03.77; second in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.61. She finished with 25 points.

Elena Dinehart, 14, second, 50-yard backstroke, 30.53. She finished with 29.5 points.

Olivia Dinehart, 14, second, 200-yard backstroke, 2:21.41. She finished with 70 points.

Kathleen Golding, 18, second, 200-yard butterfly, 2:08.87; second, 200-yard backstroke 2:14.82. She finished with 56 points.

Yanni Michael, 14, second, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:06.62. He finished with 50 points.

Jena Legaspi, 14, third, 50-yard backstroke, 30.69. She finished with 17 points.

Molly Golding, 15, third, 200-yard butterfly, 2:14.28. She finished with 46 points.

Juan Colmenares, 15, third, 50-yard backstroke, 27.43, time drop. She finished with 19 points.

Logan Gonzalez, 14, third, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:06.92, time drop. He finished with 22 points.

Javier Roman, 15, third, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:04.37. He finished with 29 points.

Zackary Harris, 14, third, 200-yard backstroke 2:15.47. He finished with 28 points.

Robert Wilson, 16, third, 50-yard butterfly, 25.30. He finished with 16 points.

SUNDAY SESSION FOUR RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:
13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:39.91 (Mary Smutny, Gaby Banks, Paige Lane, Kathleen Golding), 4. SOFLO B 1:46.94, 5. SOFLO C 1:48.17, 6. SOFLO D 1:52.48, 7. SOFLO E 1:52.98, 8. SOFLO F 1:53.56.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 1:59.52; SOFLO: 4. Sally Golding 2:05.58, time drop, 5. Maddie Smutny 2:07.21, 7. Alexis Christensen 2:09.77, 11. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:14.45; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 1:55.91; SOFLO: 2. Paige Lane 2:03.77, 8. Lucy Smutny 2:06.60, 13. Gaby Banks 2:21.27.

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 29.03; SOFLO: 2. Elena Dinehart 30.53, 3. Jena Legaspi 30.69, 4. Olivia Dinehart 31.57, 6. Sofia Osorio 32.40, 8. Alexis Christensen 32.47, time drop, 12. Victoria Torres 33.55, time drop, 13. Reagan Lowe 33.57; 15-and-over, 1. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 29.18; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 30.33, time drop, 7. Sara Quintero 31.93, 8. Jenna Marie Brames 32.73, 10. Jacqueline Lugo 33.06, 11. Michelle Marinheiro 33.21.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 2:13.98; SOFLO: 4. Maddie Smutny 2:19.41, 5. Olivia Dinehart 2:26.58, 7. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 3:01.96; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:08.37; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 2:08.87, 3. Molly Golding 2:14.28, 6. Lucy Smutny 2:29.58.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:09.98; SOFLO: 5. Sally Golding 1:11.05, 8. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:19.27, 10. Elena Dinehart 1:21.62; 15-and-over, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 1:14.41; SOFLO: 6. Sara Quintero 1:16.16, 9. Alana Deo 1:20.42, 11. Jenna Marie Brames 1:21.12, time drop, 12. Daniela Barreto 1:22.56, time drop, 14. Jacqueline Lugo 1:22.89.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Nicole Bellardi, MWA 2:11.93; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 2:21.41, 4. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:32.15, 5. Kaitlyn Consuegra 2:41.25, 6. Gabriella Lissa 2:45.14; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:21.34; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 2:14.82, 4. Sarah Acevedo 2:22.65, time drop, 7. Lucy Smutny 2:25.14.

50-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Sophia Diaz, MAC 27.69; SOFLO: 5. Maddie Smutny 29.65, 6. Elena Dinehart 29.79, 10. Ava Kuznik 31.16, time drop, 14. Jena Legaspi 31.66, 15. Sofia Osorio 31.92; 15-and-over, 1. Gaby Banks, SOFLO 27.55; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 28.76, time drop, 6. Jacqueline Lugo 29.25, 9. Sarah Acevedo 30.12, 11. Michelle Marinheiro 30.48, 12. Jenna Marie Brames 30.65.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cole, MWA 55.69; SOFLO: 5. Olivia Dinehart 57.25, 8. Maddie Smutny 58.73, 9. Elena Dinehart 59.10, 10. Alexis Christensen 59.21, 12. Sally Golding 59.98, 13. Ava Kuznik 1:00.08, 14. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:00.77; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 53.57; SOFLO: 2. Paige Lane 54.61, 3. Mallory Schleicher 55.35, time drop, 6. Molly Golding 58.05, 7. Sara Quintero 58.73, 9. Sarah Acevedo 59.04, 10. Michelle Marinheiro 59.45.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:
13-and-over, 1. Hialeah 1:30.21; 2. SOFLO A 1:31.03, 3. SOFLO B 1:35.18, 5. SOFLO C 1:39.73.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 1:48.57; SOFLO: 3. Sebastian Lares 1:50.18, time drop, 8. Nathaniel Garrick 1:58.02, time drop, 10. Zackary Harris 1:59.17, 11. Alex Golding 1:59.18; 15-and-over, 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 1:46.37; SOFLO: 5. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:53.66, 12. Robert Wilson 1:57.65.

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 27.15; SOFLO: 5. Samuel Bullen 30.23, 6. Aldo Zepeda 30.45, 7. Christopher Hau 30.46, 10. Christian Tijero 31.27, 12. Austin Nelson 32.29, 14. Adrian Hernandez 33.62, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Michael Fernandez, HSC 25.66; SOFLO: 3. Juan Colmenares 27.43, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 2:06.41; SOFLO: 5. Alan Bertea 2:24.99, 6. Alex Golding 2:27.83, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:55.60; SOFLO: 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 2:00.58, 5. Javier Roman 2:05.93, 6. Nicolas Munoz 2:10.62, 9. Robert Wilson 2:16.83.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Juan Mora, SOFLO 1:03.85; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 1:06.62, 3. Logan Gonzalez 1:06.92, time drop, 7. Christopher Hau 1:11.87, 10. Samuel Bullen 1:14.06, 15. Lucas Porven 1:19.35, 16. Christian Tijero 1:20.26; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 1:01.22; SOFLO: 3. Javier Roman 1:04.37, 6. Manuel Melendez 1:07.16, 7. Juan Colmenares 1:07.97, 9. Juancamilo Rivero 1:09.43, 10. Nicolas Munoz 1;10.73, time drop, 13. Garrett Oliver 1:12.49, time drop.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 2:11.44, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Zackary Harris 2:15.47, 8. Austin Nelson 2:28.64; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:58.77; SOFLO: 5. Garrett Oliver 2:23.17.

50-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Juan Mora, SOFLO 24.78; SOFLO: 7. Yannai Michael 27.53, 12. Samuel Bullen 28.69, 14. Alan Bertea 28.78, time drop, 15. Christian Tijero 28.82; 15-and-over, 1. Michael Fernandez, HSC 24.31; SOFLO: 3. Robert Wilson 25.30, 8. Juan Pablo Pineda 26.28, 11. Juancamilo Rivero 26.50, 13. Nicolas Munoz 26.97.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 49.79; SOFLO: 8. Nathaniel Garrick 54.16, time drop, 10. Christopher Hau 54.49, 16. Logan Gonzalez 55.33, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Michael Fernandez, HSC 48.94; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 49.12, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 49.65, time drop, 19. Chris Vasquez 55.37.

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

Lutz, Wilson, Vallmitjana Shine For SOFLO In Session Three Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, January 26, 2019–The future looks bright for South Florida Aquatic Club’s young swimmers.

SOFLO’s Izzy Wilson, Anastasia Lutz and Juan Vallmitjana won individual races on a rainy second day of the TYR SOFLO Open Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

During the meet’s third session, SOFLO’s D boys’ 200-yard medley relay of Matthew Jimenez, Jordan Le-Vega, Thomas Pereira-Ramallo and Emiliano Cavani won in 2:01.61.

Lutz, 12, won the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 26.86. She has 35 points in high point.

Wilson, 12, won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:36.64. She has 36 points in high point.

Vallmitjana, 10, won the 50-yard breaststroke in best time 41.03. He was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in 31.32. He has 25 points in high point.

Other Top 3 SOFLO finishers were:

Shelby Evans, 8, third, 200-yard breaststroke, 3:28.23.

Mariann Catalasan, 12, third 200-yard breaststroke, 2:48.63, time drop.

Ryan Harries, 9, third, 200-yard breaststroke, 3:21.64, time drop.

Javier Colmenares, 12, third, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:36.37; third in the 50-yard breaststroke 33.78.

The three-day timed final meet features a large field including 156 SOFLO swimmers (78 girls and 78 boys) competing in 1,028 individual events and eight relays.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Blue Marlins of Hialeah, Metro Aquatics, Alper Swim Club, Coral Springs Swim Club, Hialeah, YMCA of South Florida, Heritage Aquatics, Hurricane Swimming, City of Miami, North Miami Swim Team, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston and TSA Swimming.

Title meet sponsor TYR is the official outfitter for South Florida Aquatic Club. The club sponsor is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

SATURDAY SESSION THREE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
12-and-under, 1. Midtown Weston Aquatics 2:08.34, 2. SOFLO A 2:08.99, 4. SOFLO B 2:17.59, 6. SOFLO C 2:30.72.

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Isabel Viera, Unattached 3:09.15; SOFLO: 3. Shelby Evans 3:28.23, 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 3:31.40; 11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 2:47.06; SOFLO: 3. Mariann Catalasan 2:48.63, time drop, 5. Leah Pando 2:52.63, 6. Mariana Pinto 2:58.66, 9. Fiorella Di Salvo 3:00.85.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:11.38; SOFLO: 11. Lydia Smutny 1:26.59, time drop, 15. Anjana Andapally 1:30.79, 16. Caitlin Nguyen 1:32.30, 17. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:32.39, 19. Sofia Gomez 1:34.42; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 1:04.34; SOFLO: 5. Mariann Catalasan 1:09.67, 10. Izzy Wilson 1:11.48, 11. Leah Pando 1:11.56, 19. Sarah Vasquez 1:17.39, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Isabel Viera, Unattahced 40.97; SOFLO: 10. Sofia Lugo 46.26, 11. Caitlin Nguyen 46.28, time drop, 13. Lydia Smutny 47.33, time drop, 18. Gianna Martin 48.14, time drop, 20. Anjana Andapally 48.67, time drop, 22. Sofia Gomez 50.58; 11-12, 1. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 35.20; SOFLO: 11. Mariann Catalasan 38.25, 15. Dahlia Hirsh 39.27, 16. Mariana Pinto 39.69, time drop, 18. Gabriela Avila 39.89.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:14.01; SOFLO: 9. Sofia Lugo 1:31.55, 12. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:45.84, 13. Saree Young 1:51.06; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:09.24; SOFLO: 5. Izzy Wilson 1:11.71, 11. Carleigh Schleicher 1:22.44.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 28.47; SOFLO: 16. Lydia Smutny 34.92, time drop, 17. Caitlin Nguyen 35.23, 19. Alexandra Strong 35.40, time drop, 20. Alessandra Gendarmi 35.41, 21. Mikhel Martin 35.63. 22. Jemma Baldwin 35.93, time drop, 23. Anjana Andapally 35.94, time drop; 11-12, 1. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 26.86, time drop; SOFLO: 16. Leah Pando 29.41, time drop, 17. Gabriela Avila 29.48, 20. Isabella Rodriguez 30.05.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Amanda De La Osa, HSC 6:14.7; SOFLO: 6. Lydia Smutny 7:12.38, time drop; 11-12, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 5:36.64; SOFLO: 3. Anastasia Lutz 5:57.37, time drop, 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 6:05.35, time drop, 11. Sarah Vasquez 6:12.50, time drop, 19. Genesis Escobar 6:44.35.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
12-and-under, 1. SOFLO D 2:01.61 (Matthew Jimenez, Jordan Le-Vega, Thomas Pereira-Ramallo, Emiliano Cavani), 2. SOFLO B 2:15.37, 7. SOFLO C 2:27.97.

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 3:11.60; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 3:21.64, time drop; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:30.79; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 2:36.37, 10. Derek Hau 3:01.62, 12. Matt McVeigh 3:17.59.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 1:13.10; SOFLO: 8. Brandon Lozano 1:25.06, 16. Ryan Harries 1:33.01, 22. Adrian Sowma 1:36.44, time drop; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 58.51; SOFLO: 5. Ethan McPeek 1:10.26, time drop, 8. Hashan Ekanayake 1:12.52, 11. Luca Hincapie 1:14.83, time drop, 12. Marvan Ekanayake 1:15.21.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 41.03, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Ryan Harries 44.85, 14. Adam Stewart 47.67, 19. Matthew Jimenez 48.16, 22. Eugene Oh 50.09, 23. Emiliano Cavani 50.09, 25. Martin Petkov 51.07, 27. Brandon Lozano 51.19, 29. Gonzalo Maldonado 51.37, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 33.30; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 33.78, 9. Derek Hau 39.23, time drop, 12. Will Cunningham 39.80, 14. Jonathan Lozano 40.53, time drop, 17. Ethan McPeek 41.38, 20. Jordan Le-Vega 42.65, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 1:16.44; SOFLO: 5. Juan Vallmitjana 1:28.12, time drop, 6. Gonzalo Maldonado 1:35.30, time drop, 9. Emiliano Cavani 1:52.79, 11. Reed Woodward 2:08.84; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 58.95; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 1:05.84, 7. Luca Hincapie 1:09.93, time drop, 16. Will Cunningham 1:18.27, 17. Marvan Ekanayake 1:18.76, 18. Nicholas Perez 1:22.93, 23. Thomas Pereira-Ramallo 1:38.54.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Gonzalez, MAC 30.61; SOFLO: 3. Juan Vallmitjana 31.32, 14. Matthew Jimenez 33.80, 18. Gonzalo Maldonado 34.14, time drop, 19. Adam Stewart 34.63, 23. Ryan Harries 35.43; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 24.53; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 27.73, time drop, 11. Hashan Ekanayake 29.19, 13. Luca Hincapie 29.35, 14. Ethan McPeek 29.44, 17. Will Cunningham 30.04, 21. Derek Hau 30.50, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kenneth Gonzalez, MAC 6:06.30; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 5:27.10; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 5:48.55, 9. Jonathan Lozano 5:54.60, 14. Luca Hincapie 6:11.24, 15. Ethan McPeek 6:14.59, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: TYR SOFLO Open

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and approximately one hour after first session ends.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are available free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/open or Meet Mobile. Printed heat sheets are available for coaches only in the swim office. For information call swim office, 954-538-3721.

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