SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Will Compete In TYR Pro Swim Series Opener In Austin


By Sharon Robb

January 11, 2018—After a break from competition, Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club will compete against some of the world’s best at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas.

The meet begins on Thursday at Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center and will continue through Sunday.

The TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin is the first of six stops for the series and will be swum in long course meters. Prelims will begin 9 a.m. CST Thursday through Saturday with finals beginning at 6 p.m. CST on Thursday and 5:40 p.m. CST on Friday and Saturday.

On Thursday and Friday will be conducted in the traditional prelims-finals format with the top 16 swimmers from prelims advancing to the ‘A’ and ‘B’ finals.

On Saturday, the 400 freestyle will have two heats of finals with the addition of a “shoot-out style final” for the 50 meter events. The competition concludes on Sunday at 8 a.m. CST with the timed finals of the men’s and women’s 1500 meter freestyle.

Golding, 17, a 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, opens Thursday with the 400-meter individual medley in which she is seeded 16th in 4:50.65. It is the first of seven events for the talented swimmer.

Golding is also entered in the 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley, 50-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly.

SOFLO teammates Marc Rojas, 23, Rafael Rodriguez, 16, and Kelley Heron, 18, were entered but opted not to compete.

The meet will also feature the newly-created SwimSquad Battles that will be featured during the entire series. Four retired Olympians (Lenny Krayzelburg, Jason Lezak, Natalie Coughlin and Caitlin Sandeno), drafted the entire U.S. National Team along with a few 2016 Olympians. Four squads of six swimmers each will compete for points and prize money that will be awarded to a charity of their choice at the en of the series.

TYR is the official outfitter for South Florida Aquatic Club.

NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin on the NBC Sports App on Thursday, and on live television on NBC Sports Network on Friday and Olympic Channel on Saturday. Each finals broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. ET. A live webcast of prelims will be available online at usaswimming.org.

AquaKids Sharks Hailey Jerew, 17, and Mary Smutny, 17; and Azura Florida Aquatic’s Patricia Casellas, 27, Luis Flores, 23, Edson Lima, 23, Daniel Torres, 26, and Gonzalo Vegas, 20 will also compete for the Florida Gold Coast.

Florida Gold Coast college swimmers Marcelo Acosta and Rachael Bradford Feldman will compete for University of Louisville.

Acosta has two swims that rank in the top-10 of Division I. Acosta owns the fifth-ranked time in the 1,000 freestyle (8:57.04), as well as the sixth-ranked time in the 1650 freestyle (14:45.42). Rachael Bradford-Feldman already has an 800-yard freestyle relay NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 6:58.41, also a school record.

Other meet stops are Atlanta, Mesa, Ariz., Indianapolis, Santa Clara, Columbus and U.S. Nationals.

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

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Happy New Year: South Florida Aquatic Club Celebrates 2017, Looks Forward To New Goals In 2018


By Sharon Robb

January 1, 2018—It takes a village for a successful swim program like South Florida Aquatic Club.

Coaches, swimmers, parents, booster club, office staff, facility, officials, sponsors, school support, media and fans all play an integral role.

Then there are goals, hard work, dedication, motivation and sacrifice.

There’s also the down side. The losing and not swimming a best time at every meet. That’s the learning experience that teaches a swimmer humility and also a powerful motivator to work harder.

Year in and year out, SOFLO swimmers have learned their lessons well and continued their successful climb in 2017.

As everyone celebrated the New Year and took a little time off away from the pool, it’s always fun to look back to see what SOFLO accomplished over twelve months. From world-class international meets to sizzlers and masters meets, the tireless work ethic, commitment and passion were never more evident this year.

Success is never taken for granted at SOFLO. After outstanding past seasons, SOFLO improved across the board enjoying success at every level during 2017 and raised the bar once again for 2018.

The largest team in the Florida Gold Coast and one of the state’s largest never lost sight of the importance of the team concept which has become its trademark through the years.

“Our kids challenge themselves and push themselves past their comfort zone and it does show,” said SOFLO CEO and head coach Chris Anderson. “SOFLO has created an infrastructure with its coaches and staff that cultivates a high level of continuing excellence. We have a winning culture.”

Now entering its 18th year, the first ten as Comets Swim Team and eighth year as SOFLO, the team is looking forward to even more success at the local, state, national and international levels in 2018.

As the New Year gets under way with new dreams, goals and resolutions, let’s reflect on some of last year’s highlights including team and individual accomplishments.

SOFLO’s Top 10 Moments in 2017 were:

1. SOFLO makes team history by capturing its eighth consecutive team title and 14th overall at the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Long Course Junior Olympics. It was the fifth consecutive year that the club won back-to-back short and long course titles in the same year.

2. SOFLO five-peats Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships in its home pool. It was the fifth time SOFLO swimmers accomplished the feat in the same season.

3. Longtime SOFLO swimmer Marc Rojas represented the Dominican Republic at the FINA World Championships.

4. SOFLO earned the highly-coveted USA Swimming Bronze Medal Club Excellence Award for the seventh time in eight years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).

5. SOFLO sent more than three dozen swimmers to the BCAA and FHSAA High School State Meets including Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding and Heath Brames of Cooper City, Paige Lane and Juan Diaz of Cypress Bay and Kelley Heron and Ricardo Roche of Pembroke Pines Charter. Golding and Heron were named 2016-17 Scholastic All-Americans.

6. At age 44, SOFLO masters swimmer and triathlete Evelyn Herrmann Salama crossed the finish line at the Hawaii Ironman in Kona, the granddaddy of all Ironmans. It was her fourth completed Ironman distance event. She is now training for the 2018 Boston Marathon.

7. SOFLO masters swimmer and City of Pembroke Pines police sergeant Jennifer Martin won seven gold medals, one silver medal and broke five world records over four days at the World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles.

8. Gina Grant, a first-year SOFLO masters swimmer, raised awareness and became a role model for Special Olympics athletes. At the recent Aquascalientes, Mexico for the Athletes Without Limits USA Team, she brought home a bronze medal in the 400 individual medley. At the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic in Orlando, she won 13 gold medals and one silver medal, high point award and broke three records.

9. SOFLO swimmers shined at All-Stars, Speedo Sectionals, Futures Championships and Speedo Junior Nationals.

10. SOFLO swimmers make college commitments including Kathleen Golding (Florida), Kelley Heron (Michigan State), CJ Kopecki (Seton Hall) and Ricardo Roche (Florida State).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Three SOFLO Swimmers Earn Broward All-County First Team Honors


By Sharon Robb

December 26, 2017—-For the second year in a row, South Florida Aquatic Club had three of its high school swimmers earn 2017 Broward All-County first team honors.

Selected by the Sun-Sentinel and announced last week, Kathleen Golding of Cooper City, Kelley Heron of Pembroke Pines Charter and Juan Diaz of Cypress Bay earned first team honors.

Golding, a junior and University of Florida commit, was named to the first team for the third consecutive year. Golding was selected in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle.

Golding is a three-time state champion in the 200-yard individual medley with a best time of 1:59.72. She was a state runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.79. She was a member of the seventh place 200-yard medley relay team making its state meet debut.

Golding is joined by her high school coach Jill Ankney for the first time. The Cowboys finished 7-1 and were district and region runners-up. The Cowboys were eighth at the state meet with 10 swimmers and two divers.

Heron, a senior and Michigan State commit, was named first team for the second straight year in the 100-yard backstroke. The MVP leaves behind two high school records in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.22 and 100-yard backstroke in 56.33.

Diaz made first team on the 400-yard freestyle relay with teammates Diego Machado, Luis Bucaro and Diego Homes with a season-best 3:11.47. Diaz was also among the county’s Top 10 in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle.

Diaz’ high school coach John Spire was named Boys Coach of the Year. The Lightning won BCAA, district and region boys team titles and was 11th at state.

Junior Ricardo Roche of Pembroke Pines Charter and freshman Paige Lane of Cypress Bay earned second team honors. Roche was selected for the 500-yard freestyle and Lane, making her high school debut, was picked in the 200-yard freestyle.

Earning Honorable Mention honors were CJ Kopecki and Kevin Porto of American Heritage Plantation; Heath Brames of Cooper City; Rafael Rodriguez of Pembroke Pines Charter; Juan Serna of West Broward; Sam Quintero of Sagemont; Molly Golding of Cooper City; and Sarah Acevedo of Everglades.

Patrick Groters of NSU University School and Aruba was named the Boys Swimmer of the Year. The University of Denver commit won a state title in the 100-yard backstroke and was state runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley.

Westminster Academy senior and University of Virginia commit Jessica Nava was named Girls Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive year. She defended her title in the 100-yard butterfly in a state record 53.39 and won the 100-yard backstroke in 55.10

It was one of SOFLO’s finest showings on an all-county team since the program’s inception. Only Broward County swimmers were eligible. The Miami Herald is expected to announce its Broward and Dade all-county teams in January.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Captures Combined And Boys Team Titles At Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

December 19, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club won the combined and boys team titles on the final day of the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Sunday at Sunrise Civic Center.

The SOFLO boys team won with 815 points. Sunrise Swimming was runner-up with 575. The SOFLO girls team was second with 615 points behind Sunrise Swimming with 666. SOFLO won the combined team title with 1,430 points. Sunrise Swimming was second with 1,241.

SOFLO swimmers wrapped up another successful day on Sunday with several wins and time drops.

Among SOFLO’s top finishers were:

SOFLO girls won the 7-10 and 11-12 200-yard freestyle relays. The 7-10 relay wo 2:12.13 with Fiorella Di Salvo, Sarah Vasquez, Sofia Lugo and Mariana Pinto. The 11-12 relay won in 1:52.80 with Ava Kuznik, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Anastasia Lutz and Valerie Vank.

SOFLO boys won the 11-12 and 13-14 200-yard freestyle relays. The 11-12 relay won in 1:53.25 with Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Matthew Kim and Samuel Bullen. The 13-14 relay of Juan Colmenares, Christopher Hau, Enrique Rodriguez and Michal Arias won in 1:36.64.

Fiorella Di Salvo, first, 200-yard individual medley, 2:41.72, time drop; first, 100-yard freestyle, 1:06.84, time drop; first, 100-yard butterfly, 1:17.71, time drop.

Mariana Pinto, first, 50-yard backstroke, 36.72; first, 50-yard breaststroke, 41.61, time drop.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, first, 50-yard backstroke, 32.58, time drop.

Javier Colmenares, first, 200-yard individual medley, 2:23.92, time drop.

Juan Colmenares, first, 200-yard individual medley, 2:06.20, time drop; first 100-yard butterfly, 56.55, time drop; first, 200-yard backstroke, 2:07.83, time drop.

Samuel Bullen, first, 100-yard freestyle, 59.46, time drop; first, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:38.63; first, 50-breaststroke, 32.94.

Michael Arias, first, 100-yard freestyle, 48.96, time drop.

Matthew Kim, first, 50-yard backstroke, 31.86, time drop.

Derek Hau, first, 50-yard breaststroke, 41.47, time drop.

SOFLO swept the top four places in the 11-12 50-yard backstroke lead by winner Hartley Pitters-Hinds in a best time 32.58.

SOFLO had the largest contingent at the three-day meet with 55 swimmers (32 boys and 23 girls) in 291 individual events and 11 relays.

HOLIDAY CHAMPS SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,430, 2. Sunrise Swimming 1,241, 3. Cyclones Swim Team 460, 4. Asoc. Natacion El Milenio 418, 5. Pine Crest Swim Team 375, 6. Stingray Swim Club 189.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sunrise Swimming 666, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 615, 3. Asoc. Natacion El Milenio 287, 4. Pine Crest Swim Team 244, 5. Cyclones Swim Team 206, 6. Stingray Swim Club 123.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. SOFLO A 2:12.13 (Fiorella DiSalvo, Sarah Vasquez, Sofia Lugo, Mariana Pinto); 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 1:52.80 (Ava Kuznik, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Anastasia Lutz, Valerie Vank); 13-14, 1. Sunrise 1:47.54, 2. SOFLO A 1:54.54 (Sabrina Osorio, Mia Escudero, Valeria Garcia, Fabiana Avendano); 15-18, 1. Milen 1:55.71.

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 2:41.72, time drop, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 2:45.44, time drop, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 2:49.27, time drop; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 2:16.66, 2. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 2:24.33, time drop; 13-14, 1. Isa Troccoli, SUN 2:22.1915-18, 1. Adrianna Barone, PC 2:13.76.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 1:06.84, time drop; 11-12, 1. Teresa Landron, SUN 1:02.29, 2. Kailey Smith, SOFLO 1:03.05, time drop, 3. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 1:03.83, 4. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 1:03.98; 13-14, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 54.33; 15-18, 1. Sam Bailey, SSC 53.78. 2. Sarah Jackson, SSC 55.15, 3. Alana Acevedo, SOFLO 1:00.08, time drop, 4. Ruth Kauffman, SOFLO 1:00.86, time drop.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 36.72; 11-12, 1. Hartley Pitters-Hinds, SOFLO 32.58, time drop, 2. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 33.64, time drop, 3. Kailey Smith, SOFLO 33.94, time drop, 4. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 34.61, time drop; 13-14, 1. Anabela Shearer, SUN 30.70, 2. Fabiana Avendano, SOFLO 31.76, time drop; 15-18, 1. Ella Plunkett, SSC 27.24.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 2:28.60, 2. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 2:56.53, time drop, prelims, 2. Valerie Vank 2:39.18; 13-14, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 2:31.81, 2. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 2:39.39, time drop; 15-18, 1. Valery Nicole Ramirez, Milen 2:32.21.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SFLO 1:17.71, time drop, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:26.19; 11-12, 1. Teresa Landron, SUN 1:08.78, 2. Kailey Smith, SOFLO 1:11.68, time drop, 3. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 1:18.42, 4. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:20.07, time drop; 13-14, 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:04.24; 15-18, 1. Valery Nicole Ramirez, MILEN 59.36, 2. Adrianna Barone, PC 1:00.05, 3. Alana Acevedo, SOFLO 1:07.58, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 41.61, time drop, 4. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 43.42; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 31.86, 2. Natalia Sibug, SOFLO 35.82, time drop, 3. tie, Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 38.10, time drop, 3. tie, Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 38.10, 5. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 39.75, time drop, prelims Valerie Vank 34.27, time drop; 13-14, 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 31.75, 4. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 34.37; 15-18, 1. Sarah Jackson, SSC 31.50.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Illari Rilo, SUN 2:21.73, 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds, SOFLO 2:35.67, time drop, 4. Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 2:37.85; 13-14, 1. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 2:18.36; 15-18, 1. Sam Bailey, SSC 2:10.28; 5. Ruth Kauffman, SOFLO 2:33.07, time drop.

1,650-yard freestye:
11-12, 1. Illan Rilo, SUN 19:40.28; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 18:35.66, 7. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 20:19.25.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 815, 2. Sunrise Swimming 575, 3. Cyclones Swim Team 254, 4. Pine Crest 131, Asoc. Natacion El Milenio 131, 6. Stingray Swim Club 66.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise 2:03.04, 2. SOFLO 2:22.47; 11-12, 1. SOFLO 1:53.25 (Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Matthew Kim, Samuel Bullen), 2. Sunrise 2:00.81; 13-14, 1. SOFLO 1:36.64 (Juan Colmenares, Christopher Hau, Enrique Rodriguez, Michael Arias); 15-18, 1. CCPR 1:37.74.

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 2:41.25; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:23.92, time drop, 2. Matthew Kim, SOFLO 2:30.08, time drop, 3. Gavin Sheyda, SOFLO 2:41.79, time drop; 13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 2:06.20, time drop, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:09.88, time drop, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:16.73, time drop, 4. Alex Golding, SOFLO 2:18.52, time drop, 5. Christopher Hau, SOFLO 2:19.07; 15-18, 1. Isaiah Reily, CCPR 2:25.50.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 1:03.60; 11-12, 1. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 59.46, time drop, 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 1:03.31, 5. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 1:08.24; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 48.96, time drop, 2. Troy Spratley, CC 53.43, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 54.34, time drop, 5. Christopher Hau, SOFLO 57.00; time drop; 15-18, 1. Robby Wilson, CC 49.86, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 50.13.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Ares Rilo,SUN 33.91, 3. Derek Hau, SOFLO 38.18, time drop, 5. Benjamin Kim 38.89; 11-12, 1. Matthew Kim, SOFLO 31.86, time drop, 2. Noah Rodriguez-Mora, SUN 34.23, 3. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 36.12, 5. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 37.50, time drop; 13-14, 1. Troy Spratley, CC 28.65, 2. Alex Golding, SOFLO 29.91; 15-18, 1. Sheldon Win, PC 27.63, 2. Ty Lezotte, SOFLO 28.57, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 2:38.63, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:44.12, time drop; 13-14, 1. Wyatt Denhard, PC 2:29.48; 15-18, 1. Kenneth Glidden, SSC 2:22.06.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:13.37; 11-12, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 1:10.73, 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 1:11.03, 3. Josue Paiz, SUN 1:13.39, 4. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 1:14.77; 13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 56.55, time drop, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 59.23, time drop, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:02.92; 15-18, 1. John Bodden, SSC 53.14.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Derek Hau, SOFLO 41.47, time drop, 2. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 42.13, time drop,5. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 49.46, time drop; 11-12, 1. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 32.94, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 35.41, time drop, 3. Matthew Kim, SOFLO 36.07; 13-14, 1. Wyatt Denhard, PC 31.40, 2. Andrew Olsen, MILEN 31.55, 3. Christopher Hau, SOFLO 32.04, time drop; 15-18, 1. Kenneth Glidden, SSC 30.34, 6. Berwyn Hau, SOFLO 32.41, time drop, 7. Johnny Bastos, SOFLO 32.90, time drop.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora, SUN 2:37.29, 2. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 2:47.47; 13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 2:07.83, time drop, 2. Alex Golding, SOFLO 2:16.32, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:17.15, time drop; 15-18, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:59.87.

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Gabriel Landron, SUN 21:17.47; 15-18, 1. John Bodden, SSC 16:38.65.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http:www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Awarded USA Swimming Club Excellence Bronze Medal For Seventh Time In Eight Years


By Sharon Robb

December 18, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club, the largest and one of the most diverse clubs in the Florida Gold Coast, was awarded USA Swimming’s Bronze Medal Club Excellence Award for 2018.

SOFLO has been a Bronze Medal club seven of the last eight years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). SOFLO’s first year of existence was 2011 after starting out as the Comets Swim Team. The club has been in existence for 17 years.

The excellence award program is divided into gold, silver and bronze divisions. The rankings only include 18-and-under swimmers eliminating most pro and college swimmers.

The rankings give points scores based on a power point rating system that gives swim points based on how fast it is relative to a swimmer’s age.

The focus of the USA Swimming voluntary program is to identify and reward up to 200 USA Swimming-sanctioned clubs that have attained a high level of athlete performance.

The program strives to meet the following initiatives:

Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18-and-under athletes.

Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performances.

SOFLO moved up from 4,718 points to 5,362 and is one of six Florida Gold Coast clubs honored at the various levels.

Gulliver Prep (11,528 points) and Pine Crest (8,815) earned silver medal status.

Metro Aquatic Club of Miami (6,132), North Palm Beach (5,124) and AquaKids Sharks (4,221) joined SOFLO with bronze medal status.

Only gold and silver level clubs are provided grant funding (a total of $400,000 in grants will be awarded).

“It is a huge accomplishment for any club to make this list and we want to make sure your club is recognized within your community,” said Kara Raney of USA Swimming.

Other Florida teams earning excellence awards were: Sarasota Y Sharks, 25,292 gold medal; Bolles, 21,392, Gator Swim Club, 17,195, Tampa Bay Aquatics, 11,279, St. Petersburg Aquatics, 10,385, Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team, 7,852, and T2 Aquatics, 7,199, silver medal; and Highlander, 5,245, Greater Tampa Swim Association, 4,310, Swim Florida, 3,863 and Makos Aquatics Club of Gainesville, 3,378, bronze medal.

Nation’s Capital Swim Club of the Washington, D.C. area won its fourth consecutive Club Excellence title. Nation’s Capital totaled 91,597 points, finishing more than 30,000 points ahead of Gold level club SwimMAC Carolina (59,673) and Carmel Swim Club (40,745).

SOFLO is coming off another outstanding year that featured its eighth consecutive team title and 14th overall at the FGC Junior Olympics and fifth consecutive year the club won back-to-back short and long course titles the same year.

“Earning a gold, silver or bronze ranking is a reflection of the hard work and time invested by athletes and coaches and has become a highly coveted honor for our teams,” said Pat Hogan, USA Swimming’s Club Development Managing Director.

“Each year, the competition to earn a Club Excellence ranking continues to be more and more challenging,” Hogan said.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Home Pool In Sprint Holiday TYR Classic Season-Ender


By Sharon Robb

December 17, 2017—-South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers ended the 2017 Florida Gold Coast season on a good note before heading into the holidays.

SOFLO turned in several good swims at the festive Sprint Holiday TYR Classic on Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Eighty two SOFLO swimmers (45 girls and 37 boys) competed in 354 individual events and five relays against several Florida Gold Coast teams including AquaKids Sharks, SwimFast, City of Miami Parks, Flying Fish and Bone Island. The meet featured 250 swimmers.

SOFLO won the 11-and-over mixed 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:39.14, nearly a si-second margin of victory, with Leonardo Mateus, Paige Lane, Katrina Del Vecchio and Luke Lezotte.

Among SOFLO’s individual standouts were:

Paige Lane, 15, first, 100-yard freestyle, 55.48; first, 50-yard freestyle, 25.68; first, 50-yard butterfly, 27.27.

Luke Lezotte, 16, first, 100-yard freestyle, 49.20; first, 50-yard freestyle, 22.12; first, 50-yard butterfly, 24.61; 50-yard backstroke, first, 26.32; first, 100-yard individual medley, 56.72.

Alejandro Mateus, 12, first, 100-yard freestyle, 57.19; first, 50-yard freestyle, 26.52, time drop; first, 50-yard butterfly, 28.55, time drop; first, 50-yard backstroke, 30.41; first, 100-yard individual medley, 1:05.55, time drop.

Daniela Curbelo, 15, first, 50-yard backstroke, 30.96, time drop.

Alexis Christensen, 12, first, 50-yard backstroke, 34.07, time drop; second, 100-yard individual medley, 1:13.60.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 12, second, 100-yard freestyle, 1:02.60, just behind Sara Frazier of Flying Fish Club in 1:02.33.

Katrina Del Vecchio, 14, first, 100-yard individual medley, 1:04.19; second, 50-yard butterfly, 27.77 just behind Lane.

Juan Vallmitjana, 8, first, 50-yard freestyle, 36.23, time drop; first, 50-yard butterfly, 43.59, time drop

Kevin Moya, 10, first, 50-yard freestyle, 30.26, time drop.

Alex Viazmetinov, 8, first, 50-yard breaststroke, 51.04.

Jonathan Lozano, 10, first, 100-yard freestyle, 1:04.70.

Shelby Evans, 7, first, 100-yard freestyle, 1:33.92.

Jordan Evans, 6, first, 25-yard breaststroke, 28.10, time drop.

Isabella Perry, 8, first, 50-yard freestyle, 36.57.

Francesca Perry, 7, first, 50-yard butterfly, 47.23.

Ella Michael, 8, first, 50-yard breaststroke, 49.24, time drop, breaks 50 seconds.

Caterina Fogli, 9, first, 50-yard backstroke, 41.06, time drop.

Caitlin Nguyen, 8, first, 100-yard individual medley, 1:41.18.

Christian Tijero, 12, second, 50-yard backstroke, 30.41; second, 100-yard individual medley, 1:07.67, time drop.

Leonardo Mateus, 16, second, 100-yard individual medley, 59.84.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard medley relay:
11-and-over, 1. City of Miami Parks 59.11, 2. Swim Fast A 59.28, 3. Swim Fast B 1:00.11.

100-yard freestyle:
7-8, 1. Shelby Evans, SOFLO 1:33.92; 9-10, 1. Bianca Nieto, City of Miami Parks 1:01.89; 11-12, 1. Sara Frazier, FFSC 1:02.33, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 1:02.60, time drop, 3. Jade Renaud, SF 1:04.64; 13-and-over, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 55.48, 2. Valentina Rios, FFSC 58.34, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 58.70; SOFLO: 4. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 59.41, 6. Kalin Hubbard 1:00.41, 9. Emma Twombly 1:01.26, 10. Michelle Marinheiro 1:01.70.

50-yard freestyle:
7-8, 1. Isabella Perry, SOFLO 36.57; SOFLO: 2. Caitlin Nguyen 38.72 3. Ella Michael 41.55, time drop, 4. Shelby Evans 41.61; 9-10, 1. Bianca Nieto, City of Miami Parks 28.51; SOFLO: 3. Giada Porven 31.05, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sara Frazier, FFsc 28.66, 2. Jade Renaud, SF 28.73, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 28.84; 13-and-over, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 25.68, 2. Allora Williams, SF 26.03, 3. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 26.26; SOFLO: 4. Maya Coffey 26.73, 7. Daniela Curbelo 27.52, 8. Mallory Schleicher 27.71, 10. Kalin Hubbard 27.85, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Ainha Elexgaray, Shelton Doral 23.50; SOFLO: 3. Jordan Evans 29.33.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Bianca Nieto, City of Miami Parks 32.13; 11-12, 1. Melissa Gonzalez, SF 31.61; SOFLO; SOFLO: 4. Alexis Christensen 33.11, time drop, 9. Leah Pando 36.36, time drop; 13-and-over, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 27.27, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 27.77, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 29.36; SOFLO: 5. Maya Coffey 29.42, 6. Kyana Castro 29.83, 8. Mallory Schleicher 30.14, time drop.

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Ainhoa Elexgaray, Shelton Doral 30.46; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Evans 31.47; 7-8, 1. Francesca Perry, SOFLO 47.23; SOFLO: 2. Isabella Perry 47.94, 3. Shelby Evans 52.61, 4. Ella Michael 55.07, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Bianca Nieto, City of Miami Parks 34.46; SOFLO: 3. Giada Porven 44.94, time drop; 11-12, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 35.84; SOFLO: 6. Kaitlyn Barrios 38.41, 7. Alexis Christensen 39.10, time drop, 10. Leah Pando 40.25, time drop; 13-and-over, 1. Stephanie Monroy, CM 35.53; SOFLO: 3. Daniela Curbelo 36.29, 4. Paige Lane 37.54, 5. Kalin Hubbard 37.70, time drop, 7. Mackenzie Ahearn 38.36, 8. Sophia Bedoya 38.43.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 28.10, time drop; 7-8, 1. Ella Michael, SOFLO 49.24; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 49.30, 3. Isabella Perry 52.08.

50-yard backstroke:
7-8, 1. Caitlin Nguyen, SOFLO 46.64; SOFLO: 2. Francesca Perry 47.22, 3. Shelby Evans, 47.40, 5. Ella Michael 48.83, time drop; 9-10, 1. Caterina Fogli, SOFLO 41.06; 11-12, 1. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 34.07, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Kaitlyn Barrios 36.10, 7. Leah Pando 36.38; 13-and-over, 1. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 30.96, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 32.45, time drop, 4. Maya Coffey 32.68, 5. Michelle rdonez 33.18, 9. Michele Marinheiro 34.22.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Ainhoa Elexgaray, Shelton Doral 24.27; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Evans 27.96.

100-yard individual medley:
7-8, 1. Caitlin Nguyen, SOFLO 1:41.18; SOFLO: 2. Ella Michael 1:44.20; 9-10, 1. Bianca Nieto, City of Miami Parks 1:10.89; SOFLO: 3. Giada Porven 1:18.86; 11-12, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 1:12.41; SOFLO: 2. Alexis Christensen 1:13.60, time drop, 7. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:16.07, 9. Kathia Jaramillo 1:17.16; 13-and-over, 1. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 1:04.19; SOFLO: 3. Paige Lane 1:05.82, 4. Mallory Schleicher 1:08.57, time drop, 5. Daniela Curbelo 1:09.07, 6. Victoria Torres 1:09.17, time drop, 7. Maya Coffey 1:09.50, 8. Kyana Castro 1:10.54, 10. Kalin Hubbard 1:11.48, time drop.

Mixed 200-yard freestyle relay:
11-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:39.14 (Leonardo Mateus, Paige Lane, Katrina Del Vecchio, Luke Lezotte), 2. City of Miami Parks 1:45.44, 3. SOFLO C 1:47.46 (Kyana Castro, Zackary Harris, Mallory Schleicher, Ryan Alfonso).

100-yard freestyle relay:
1. City of Miami Parks 1:01.33, 2. SwimFast 1:02.03, 3. SOFLO A 1:10.86 (Caterina Fogli, Samira Borges, Shelby Evans, Giada Porven).

BOYS

100-yard medley relay:
11-and-over, 1. City of Miami Parks A 54.58, 2. SwimFast 57.60, 3. City of Miami Park C 57.79, 5. SOFLO A 58.64 (Sebastian Shy, Zackary Harris, Alejandro Mateus, Leonardo Mateus).

100-yard freestyle:
7-8, 1. Frank Vincze, SF 1:18.05; SOFLO: 2. Alex Viazmetinov 1:20.75, 3. Juan Vallmitjana 1:21.19, time drop; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 57.19, 2. Daniel De Aguiar, City of Miami Parks 59.93, 3. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 1:01.41, time drop 13-and-over, 1. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 49.20, 2. Daniel Lilley, BKS 51.36, 3. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 52.72, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
7-8, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 36.23, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Alex Viazmetinov 39.17, 4. Preston Christensen 45.79; 9-10, 1. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 30.26, time drop; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 26.52, time drop, 2. Oscar Rios, City of Miami Parks 27.09, 3. Chrisitian Tijero, SOFLO 27.45; 13-and-over, 1. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 22.12, 2. Sebastian Marsal, FFSC 23.67, 3. Daniel Lilley, BKSC 23.97; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 24.90.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Jake Corbett, SwimFast 40.10.

50-yard butterfly:
7-8, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 43.59, time drop; 9-10, 1. Dyan Ferguson, FFSC 32.68, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 35.23; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 28.55, time drop, 2. Oscar Rios, City of Miami Parks 28.57, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 29.70; 13-and-over, 1. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 24.61, 2. Miguel Sierra, AK Sharks 25.76, 3. Daniel Lilley, BKSC 26.45; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 27.29, 9. Marcos Vazquez 27.46.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-8, 1. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 51.04; SOFLO: 3. Juan Vallmitjana 52.00, 4. Brandon Lozano 53.39, time drop; 9-10, 1. Axel Torres-Torres, Flying Fish 43.86; 11-12, 1. Oscar Rios, City of Miami Parks 33.74, 2. Samuel Joualt, City of Miami Parks 35.79, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 37.03, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Lucas Porven 37.64, time drop, 13-and-over, 1. Sebastian Marsal, FFSC 31.22, 2. Rogelio Baucells, FFSC 32.22, 3. Jason Lauzurique, FFSC 32.35; SOFLO: 9. Zackary Harris 34.41, time drop.

50-yard backstroke:
7-8, 1. Frank Vincze, SwimFast 43.90; SOFLO: 2. Brandon Lozano 45.31, 3. Alex Viazmetinov 46.03, 4. Adrian Sowma 51.02, 5. Preston Christensen 53.22; 9-10, 1. Dylan Ferguson, FFC 33.86; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 30.41, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 31.05, time drop, 3. Daniel de Aguiar, City of Miami Parks 31.98; SOFLO: 4. Lucas Porven 33.97, time drop; 13-and-over, 1. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 26.32, 2. Daniel Lilley, AKS 27.01, 3. Miguel Sierra, AKS 27.68, 4. Leonardo Mateus 28.11, 6. Moises Rodriguez 28.66, time drop, 9. Marcos Vazquez 29.84, 10. Zackary Harris 30.49.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Jake Corbett, SwimFast 36.25.

100-yard individual medley:
7-8, 1. Frank Vincze, SwimFast 1:32.54; SOFLO: 2. Juan Vallmitjana 1:37.09, 3. Alex Viazmetinov 1:38.21; 9-10, 1. Dyan Ferguson, FFsC 1:15.63; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:05.55, time drop, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:07.67, time drop, 3. Oscar Rios, City of Miami Parks 1:08.76; 13-and-over, 1. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 56.72, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 59.84, time drop, 3. Javier Marrero, FFSC 1:05.21; SOFLO: 4. Marcos Vazquez 1:05.97, 5. Zackary Harris 1:06.56, 6. Moises Rodriguez 1:06.69, time drop.

Mixed 200-yard freestyle relay:
11-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:39.14 (Leonardo Mateus, Paige Lane, Katrina Del Vecchio, Luke Lezotte), 2. City of Miami Parks 1:45.44, 3. SOFLO C 1:47.46 (Kyana Castro, Zackary Harris, Mallory Schleicher, Ryan Alfonso).

100-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. City of Miami Parks 1:01.23, 2. Shelton Doral 1:02.79, 3. SOFLO 1:08.59 (Alex Viazmetinov, Kevin Moya, Jason Moya, Juan Vallmitjana).

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

SOFLO Swimmers Come Up Big On Day Two Of Holiday Champs In Sunrise


By Sharon Robb

December 16, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club had another outstanding day at the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Saturday at Sunrise Civic Center.

SOFLO had several swimmers win multiple events and several time drops during both sessions. Nearly every SOFLO swimmer had at least one time drop in prelims or finals.

In the girls competition, Fiorella Di Salvo, 10, was a triple winner. She won the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:21.46; 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:16.60; and 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:17.09. Di Salvo has 27 points among high point swimmers.

Javier Colmenares won the 200-yard freestyle in a best time in 2:08.21 and won the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:09.33. He was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:16.99.

Juan Colmenares won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.18 and won the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:06.28. He was second in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:09.58.

Samuel Bullen won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.75 and won the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 26.61.

Joseph Lee won the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:03.14 and won the 100-yard individual medley in 57.89.

Sebastian Sevilla won the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 25.68 and won the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 58.45. He was second in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 23.39.

Mariana Pinto, 10, won the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 36.06. She was second in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:22.57 and second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:18.38. Pinto has 23 high points.

Valerie Vank won the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 29.67, won the 50-yard freestyle in 27.31 and was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:14.67.

Matthew Kim on the 100-yard backstroke in 1:08.04 and was second in the 50-yard butterfly in 31.39.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez won the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 31.30 and was second in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:13.70.

Juancamilo Rivero won the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 26.80.

Juan Pablo Pineda won the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:01.61.

Michael Arias won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.02.

Mariann Catalasan was second in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:10.78.

Sarah Vasquez was third in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:19.16 and third in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:28.50.

SOFLO has the largest contingent at the three-day meet that ends on Sunday with 55 swimmers (32 boys and 23 girls) in 291 individual events and 11 relays.

HOLIDAY CHAMPS SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
7-10, 1. SOFLO A 2:32.14; 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 2:05.76; 13-14, 1. Sunrise 1:59.64; 15-18, 1. El Milenio 2:07.89.

200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 2:21.46, time drop, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 2:22.57, time drop, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 2:28.50, time drop; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 2:03.30, SOFLO: 7. Kaitlyn Consuegra 2:24.44, time drop; 13-14, 1. Esther Lin, PC 1:57.30; SOFLO: 8. Mia Escudero 2:14.89; 15-18, 1. Sam Bailey, SSC 1:57.29.

100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:16.60, time drop; 2. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 1:18.38, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:19.16, time drop; 11-12, 1. Illari Rilo, SUN 1:06.28; SOFLO: 2. Mariann Catalasan 1:10.78, time drop, 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:12.05, time drop; 13-14, 1. Esther Lin, PC 1:01.70, 2. Anabela Shearer, SUN 1:05.44, 3. Sofia Osorio, SOFLO 1:07.32, time drop; 15-18, 1. Ella Plunkett, SSZ 58.99; SOFLO: 4. Ruth Kauffman 1:1.76, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 36.06, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Sofia Lugo 45.01; 11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 29.67, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Kailey Smith 32.59, time drop, 4. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 32.70, time drop, 5. Anastasia Lutz 34.29, time drop, 7. Reagan Lowe 36.13; 13-14, 1. Isa Troccoli, SUN 29.41; SOFLO: 5. Sofia Osorio 30.65, time drop, 7. Mia Escudero 30.87, time drop; 15-18, 1. Valery Nicole Ramirez, MIL 27.59; SOFLO: 3. Ruth Kauffman 31.26, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Carley Kaplan, CC 1:33.66; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:09.69, 2. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 1:14.67, time drop, 3. Natalia Sibug, SOFLO 1:21.67, 5. Anastasia Lutz 1:28.52; 13-14, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 1:10.58; SOFLO: 3. Sabrina Osorio 1:15.15, time drop, 6. Valeria Garcia 1:24.56; 15-18, 1. Sarah Jackson, SSC 1:08.31.

50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Lorelei Santos, CC 31.94; SOFLO: 5. Sofia Lugo 36.63; 11-12, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 27.31, 2. Natalia Sibug, SOFLO 28.82, time drop, 3. Kailey Smith, SOFLO 29.20, time drop, 5. Mariann Catalasan 30.82, time drop; 13-14, 1. Lauren Dudley, PC 26.25, 4. Fabiana Avendano 27.37, time drop; 15-18, 1. Sarah Jackson, SSC 24.65; SOFLO: 3. Ruth Kauffman 28.46, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Teresa Landron, SUN 2:43.75; 13-14, 1. Esther Lin, PC 2:14.30; 15-18, 1. Valery Nicole Ramirez, MILEN 2:18.80.

100-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 1:17.09, time drop, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:20.82, time drop; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:04.08; SOFLO: 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:13.63, time drop, 5. Mariann Catalasan 1:15.77, time drop; 13-14, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 1:04.08; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Osorio 1:09.42, time drop, 5. Mia Escudero 1:10.55, 6. Sabrina Osorio 1:11.17, time drop; 15-18, 1. Adrianna Barone, PC 1:03.23.

BOYS
200-yard medley relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise 2:23.32; 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 2:03.16, 13-14, 1. SOFLO 1:53.71; 15-18, 1. Cyclones 1:49.02.

200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 2:18.31; SOFLO: 4. Derek Hau 2:36.61; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:08.21, time drop, 2. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 2:12.58, time drop, 3. Gavin Sheyda, SOFLO 2:23.16, time drop, 4. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 2:23.21, time drop, 5. Owen Smith, SOFLO 2:23.49, time drop; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 1:49.03, time drop, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:55.35, time drop; 15-18, 1. Robby Wilson, CC 1:49.47, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 1:51.12, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 1:13.97; SOFLO: 3. Benjamin Kim 1:22.58; 11-12, 1. Matthew Kim, SOFLO 1:08.04; SOFLO: 3. Owen Smith 1:21.77; 13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 59.18, 2. Christopher Hau, SOFLO 1:04.27, 3. Alex Golding, SOFLO 1:04.36, time drop; 15-18, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 56.10; SOFLO: 5. Ty Lezotte 1:0.08, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 32.81; SOFLO: 3. Derek Hau 36.14, time drop, 7. Benjamin Kim 39.45, time drop; 11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 31.30, time drop, 2. Matthew Kim, SOFLO 31.39, 6. Owen Smith 34.36, time drop, 7. Gavin Sheyda, SOFLO 34.50; 13-14, 1. Juancamilo Rivero, SOFLO 26.80, time drop; 15-18, 1. Sebastian Sevilla, SOFLO 25.68, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Alexander Nichols, SUN 1:47.21; 11-12, 1. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 1:12.75, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:16.99, time drop; 13-14, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 1:06.28, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:10.77, time drop, 5. Christopher Hau 1:11.41, time drop, 7. Alex Golding 1:13.57, time drop; 15-18, 1. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 1:01.61, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Johnny Bastos 1:13.15.

50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 29.50; SOFLO: 3. Derek Hau 31.65, time drop, 4. Benjamin Kim 33.06; 11-12, 1. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 26.61, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 28.18, 4. Matthew Kim 29.22, 5. Hashan Ekanayake 30.82, time drop, 7. Gavin Sheyda 31.79; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 22.02; SOFLO: 4. Enrique Rodriguez 24.82, 5. Mark Andre de Gracia 26.24, time drop, 6. Christopher Hau 26.28; 15-18, 1. Robby Wilson, CC 22.64; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Sevilla 23.39, time drop, 6. Ty Lezotte 24.20, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 2:37.02; 13-14, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 2:03.14, time drop, 2. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 2:09.58, time drop, 3. Juancamilo Rivero, SOFLO 2:13.81, time drop; 15-18, 1. John bodden, SSC 1:55.04.

100-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:18.36; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:09.33, time drop, 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 1:13.70, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 57.89, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:02.36, time drop, 3. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 1:04.92, 6. Alex Golding, SOFLO 1:05.88, time drop; 15-18, 1. Sebastian Sevilla, SOFLO 58.45, time drop.

IF YOU GO
WHAT: Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs
WHEN: Sunday
SCHEDULE: Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.
WHERE: Sunrise Civic Center Pool, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.
ADMISSION: $3 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For information call the Sunrise Swimming Office 954-747-4635.
Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http:www.swim4soflo.com