SOFLO Swimmers Finish On Winning Note On Final Day Of GCST Winter Invitational


By Sharon Robb

January 15, 2017—Yannai Michael and Alessandro Pereira of South Florida Aquatic Club finished strong against some stiff competition at the GCST Winter Invitational Sunday at Florida Gulf Coast University Aquatics Center in Fort Myers.

Michael won the 11-12 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:04.02. Michael also had three runner-up finishes. He was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 33.24; 50-yard freestyle in a best time 26.30 and 50-yard butterfly in a best time 29.58.

Pereira won the 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:13.50. Pereira was also third in the 50-yard breaststroke in 37.05, another best time and 50-yard freestyle in a best time 28.88. He was fourth in the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 31.96.

SOFLO also took a pair of thirds in the 200-yard medley relay competition. The boys team of Nathaniel Garrick, Samuel Bullen, Yannai Michael and Lucas Porven was third in 2:12.12.

The girls relay team of Kailey Smith, Mia Escudero, Kaitlyn Barrios and Emma Twombly finished third in 2:20.35.

With only a handful of swimmers, SOFLO finished fifth among teams with 193 points in the combined and fourth in the boys competition with 150.

Gulf Coast Swim Team hosted eleven clubs and 609 swimmers, including 16 from SOFLO, for three days. The meet was SOFLO’s first road trip of the New Year.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM SCORES: 1. Sarasota YMCA 2,067, 2. Swim Florida 1,014, 3. Gulf Coast 456, 4. Greater Tampa Swim 262.5, 5. SOFLO 193, 6. Blue Wave 153.5, 7. Tornadoes 136, 8. Charlotte County 134, 9. Carrollwood Village 113, 10. YMCA Sea Dragons 53, 11. Swim Florida Unattached 19.

BOYS TEAM SCORES: 1. Sarasota YMCA 1,280.50, 2. Swim Florida 525, 3. Gulf Coast 164.50, 4. SOFLO 150.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES: 1. Sarasota YMCA 983.50, 2. Swim Florida 556, 3. Gulf Coast 324.50, 4. Greater Tampa 191, 5. Blue Wave 97, 6. SOFLO 84.

SOFLO HIGH POINT: (Girls) 8-and-under, 6. Giada Porven, 9; 10-and-under, 5. Leah Pando 38, 18. Giada Porven, 2; 11-12, 14. Mia Escudero 7, 19. Emma Twombly 4; 13-14, 25. Sarah Acevedo, 4; 15-and-over, None; (Boys) 8-and-under, None; 10-and-under, 2. Alessandro Pereira 60; 11-12, 1. Yannai Michael 58, 15. Nathaniel Garrick 7; 13-14, None; 15-and-over, None; Open, 32. Christian Vasquez 3.

GIRLS

100-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1. Natalie Stafford, Sarasota YMCA 1:06.30; SOFLO: 13. Mia Escudero 1:13.92, 24. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:18.71, best time.

200-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Mikayla Puckett, Gulf Coast 2:15.61; SOFLO: 21. Sarah Acevedo 2:29.03; Open, 1. Maddy Burt, Swim Florida 2:14.48.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Maeve Eckerman, Sarasota YMCA 39.15; SOFLO: 6. Leah Pando 41.86, 26. Sarah Vasquez 50.14, best time; 11-12, 1. Evelyn Negrette, CCS 34.62; SOFLO: 6. Mia Escudero 37.41, 10. Emma Twombly 39.40, 24. Kailey Smith 44.73, best time.

200-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Mikayla Puckett, Gulf Coast 2:34.66; Open, 1. Shae Clifton, Swim Florida 2:30.44.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota YMCA 32.15; SOFLO: 7. Leah Pando 36.47, best time, 40. Sarah Vasquez 48.93; 11-12, 1. Sumner Chmielewski, Sarasota YMCA 30.14; SOFLO: 20. Kaitlyn Barrios 38.18, best time, 24. Kailey Smith 39.42.

100-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Reagan Flynn, GTSA 1:01.96; SOFLO: 21. Sarah Acevedo 1:11.70; Open, 1. Paige Madden, Gulf Coast 1:03.10.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Maeve Eckerman, Sarasota YMCA 28.93; SOFLO: 12. Leah Pando 32.53, best time, 21. Giada Porven 34.18, best time, 45. Sarah Vasquez 39.01; 11-12, 1. Jewels Carlini, Swim Florida 26.12; SOFLO: 13. Emma Twombly 28.05, 24. Kaitlyn Barrios 30.37, 27. Mia Escudero 30.49, best time, 43. Kailey Smith 33.20; 13-14, 1. Maddy Burt, Swim Florida 24.73; Open, 1. Olivia McMurray, Swim Florida 25.05; SOFLO: 21. Sarah Acevedo 28.36.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota YMCA 30.96; SOFLO: 23. Giada Porven 42.62; 11-12, 1. Natalie Stafford, Sarasota YMCA 29.18; SOFLO: 26. Kaitlyn Barrios 36.53.

100-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Maddy Burt, Swim Florida 56.92; Open, 1. Miah Lopez, Sarasota YMCA 59.77; SOFLO: 15. Alana Acevedo 1:08.97.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota YMCA 2:09.22; SOFLO: 4. Leah Pando 2:24.06, best time, 10. Giada Porven 2:35.32; 11-12, 1. Michaela Mattes, Sarasota YMCA 2:00.62; SOFLO: 6. Emma Twombly 2:14.16, 21. Kailey Smith 2:34.61, best time.

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. Sarasota YMCA 2:17.76, 2. Greater Tampa 2:34.87, 3. Sarasota YMCA 2:37.83; 11-12, 1. Sarasota YMCA 2:01.75, 2. Swim Florida 2:07.41, 3. SOFLO 2:20.35 (Kailey Smith, Mia Escudero, Kaitlyn Barrios, Emma Twombly); 1. Open, 1. Swim Florida 1:55.19, 2. Gulf Coast 1:57.46, 3. Greater Tampa 1:58.33.

BOYS

100-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 1:04.02, best time; SOFLO: 13. Nathaniel Garrick 1:13.98, best time, 17. Samuel Bullen 1:16.06, best time.

200-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Rene Strezenicky, Sarasota YMCA 2:05.66; SOFLO: 19. Christian Vasquez 2:33.24; Open, 1. Dylan Hacker, CCS 2:04.75.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Elias Corn, Sarasota YMCA 36.49; SOFLO: 3. Alessandro Pereira 37.05, best time; 11-12, 1. Nikolos Gordon-Somers, Tornadoes 31.88; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 33.24, best time, 13. Samuel Bullen 37.35, best time.

200-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Matt Stitzman, Sarasota YMCA 2:27.78; Open, 1. Sean-Douglas Gooden, Tornadoes 2:14.24.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, Swim Florida 32.67; SOFLO: 16. Owen Smith 41.27; 11-12, 1. Liam Custer, Sarasota YMCA 30.24; SOFLO: 16. Samuel Bullen 39.08, best time.

100-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Ian Brann, Sarasota YMCA 56.82; SOFLO: 23. Christian Vasquez 1:12.44; Open, 1. Niko Milosavljevic, Blue Wave 54.55.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, Swim Florida 27.89; SOFLO: 3. Alessandro Pereira 28.88, best time, 26. Owen Smith 34.84; 11-12, 1. Nikolos Gordon-Somers, Tornadoes 26.18, best time; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 26.30, best time, 17. Nathaniel Garrick 29.61, best time, 26. Samuel Bullen 32.10; 13-14, 1. Ian Brann, Sarasota YMCA 23.36; Open, 1. Patrick Amistoso, Sarasota YMCA 23.37.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, Swim Florida 29.69; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 31.96, best time, 17. Owen Smith 39.66; 11-12, 1. Liam Custer, Sarasota YMCA 28.40; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 29.58, 14. Lucas Porven 33.49, best time.

100-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Joshua Benzon, Gulf Coast 1:00.17, best time; SOFLO: 15. Christian Vasquez 1:11.22; Open, 1. Beau Hutchins, Sarasota YMCA 54.04, best time.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:13.50, best time; SOFLO: 18. Owen Smith 2:47.98, best time; 11-12, 1. Jordan Jansen, Blue Wave 2:06.45; SOFLO: 4. Nathaniel Garrick 2:14.85.

1000-yard freestyle: Open, SOFLO: 30. Lucas Porven 13:08.85.

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. Sarasota YMCA “A” 2:13.43, 2. Sarasota YMCA “B” 2:27.54, 3. Swim Florida 2:29.02; 11-12, 1. Sarasota YMCA 2:00.61, 2. Sarasota YMCA B 2:05.06, 3. SOFLO 2:12.12 (Nathaniel Garrick, Samuel Bullen, Yannai Michael, Lucas Porven); Open, 1. Swim Florida 1:51.04, 2. Greater Tampa 1:52.64, 3. Swim Florida B 1:53.09.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Pando, Porven, Michael & Pereira Come Up Big On Day Two Of GCST Winter Invitational


By Sharon Robb

January 14, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers captured three individual titles and several top three finishes against a top-caliber field at the GCST Winter Invitational Saturday at Florida Gulf Coast University Aquatics Center in Fort Myers.

Leah Pando won the 10-and-under 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:26.95.

Pando was also third in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:11.67; sixth in the 100-yard individual medley in another best time 1:18.00 and sixth in the 100-yard freestyle, also in a best time 1:08.66.

Giada Porven won the 8-and-under 25-yard butterfly in 19.26.

Yannai Michael won the 11-12 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.89.

Michael was also runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:17.86 and 100-yard freestyle in a best time 57.52 and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:08.27.

Alessandro Pereira was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:20.80, third in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 1:03.19 and fourth in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:10.94.

With only a handful of swimmers, SOFLO is fifth among teams with 131 points.

Gulf Coast Swim Team is hosting eleven clubs and 609 swimmers, including 16 from SOFLO, during the three-day meet. The meet, which concludes on Sunday, is SOFLO’s first road trip of the New Year.

SATURDAY RESULTS

TEAM SCORES: 1. Sarasota YMCA Sharks 1,307.5, 2. Swim Florida 579.5, 3. Gulf Coast 241, 4. Greater Tampa 131, 5. South Florida Aquatic 124, 6. Blue Wave 80, 7. Carrollwood Village 70, 8. Charlotte County 63, 9. Tornadoes 44, 10. YMCA Sea Dragons 33, 11. Swim Florida Unattached 10.

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Maddy Burt, Swim Florida 1:56.99; SOFLO: 22. Alana Acevedo 2:13.01, best time; 13-14, 1. Nicole Rodriguez, Gulf Coast 2:01.78; SOFLO: 14. Sarah Acevedo 2:08.55, best time.

100-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Mikayla Puckett, Gulf Coast 1:09.69; 15-16, 1. Shae Clifton, Swim Florida 1:09.54.

200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Nicole Rodriguez, Gulf Coast 2:16.79; Open, 1. Shae Clifton, Swim Florida 2:15.32.

100-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Mikayla Puckett, Gulf Coast 56.02; SOFLO: 20. Sarah Acevedo 1:01.32; Open, 1. Maddy Burt, Swim Florida 53.94; SOFLO: 25. Alana Acevedo 1:02.81.

200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Mikayla Puckett, Gulf Coast 2:15.63; SOFLO: 9. Sarah Acevedo 2:26.19, best time; Open, 1. Olivia McMurray, Swim Florida 2:10.91.

200-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Swim Florida 1:41.47, 2. Gulf Coast 1:45.91, 3. Greater Tampa 1:46.71.

1,650-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Susan Faremouth, Swim Florida 18:40.70.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota YMCA 1:08.56; SOFLO: 6. Leah Pando 1:18.00, best time, 22. Giada Porven 1:26.68, best time, 34. Sarah Vasquez 1:36.62.

200-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1. Sumner Chmielewski, Sarasota YMCA 2:17.69; SOFLO: 14. Emma Twombly 2:38.08.

25-yard breaststroke:

8-and-under, 1. Adrianna Dinofa, Sarasota YMCA 23.54.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Leah Pando, SOFLO 1:26.95, best time; 11-12, 1. Gracie Wevant, Sarasota YMCA 1:14.17; SOFLO: 6. Mia Escudero 1:20.69, 16. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:28.51.

25-yard backstroke:

8-and-under, 1. Adrianna Dinofa, Sarasota YMCA 20.65.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota YCA 1:04.96; SOFLO: 3. Leah Pando 1:11.67, best time; 11-12, 1. Sumner Chmielewski, Sarasota YMCA 1:04.09; SOFLO: 10. Mia Escudero 1:16.11, best time, 15. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:18.43, best time, 21. Kailey Smith 1:21.72, best time.

25-yard freestyle:

8-and-under, 1. Adrianna Dinofa, Sarasota YMCA 16.81.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota YMCA 1:00.51; SOFLO: 6. Leah Pando 1:08.66, best time, 12. Giada Porven 1:12.78, best time, 26. Sarah Vasquez 1:22.72, best time; 11-12, 1. Jewels Carlini, Swim Florida 56.17; SOFLO: 10. Emma Twombly 1:00.59, 22. Mia Escudero 1:06.34, 28. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:08.23, 47. Kailey Smith 1:14.04, best time.

25-yard butterfly:

8-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 19.26.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota YMCA 1:10.06; 11-12, 1. Sumner Chmielewski, Sarasota YMCA 1:03.16; SOFLO: 34. Kailey Smith 1:28.67.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. Sarasota YMCA 1:27.52, 2. Gulf Coast 1:45.50, 3. Swim Florida 1:51.71.

200-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Sarasota YMCA A 2:00.85, 2. Greater Tampa 2:18.79, 3. Sarasota B 2:19.63; 11-12, 1. Sarasota YMCA A 1:47.97, 2. Sarasota YMCA B 1:53.83, 3. Swim Florida 1:56.91, 5. SOFLO A 2:02.30 (Mia Escudero, Kaitlyn Barrios, Kailey Smith, Emma Twombly).

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Nikola Milosavljevic, Blue Wave 1:47.84; 13-14, 1. Jace Chouinard, Swim Florida 1:49.57; SOFLO: 24. Christian Vasquez 2:16.65.

100-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Edison Ooi, Sarasota YMCA 1:06.81; SOFLO: 14. Christian Vasquez 1:18.18, best time; 15-16, 1. Dylan Hacker, Charlotte County 1:02.84.

200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Ian Brann, Sarasota YMCA 2:03.51; Open, 1. Matthew Strickland, Swim Florida 1:56.11.

100-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Jace Chouinard, Swim Florida 50.43; SOFLO: 21. Chris Vasquez 59.98; Open, 1. Santi Corredor, Swim Florida 49.86;

200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Antonio Medina, Gulf Coast 2:17.56; Open, 1. Matthew Strickland, Swim Florida 2:02.88; SOFLO: 20. Lucas Porven, 2:46.32.

200-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Swim Florida A 1:34.55, 2. Swim Florida B 1:34.95, 3. Greater Tampa 1:41.78.

1,650-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Ryan Staunch, Swim Florida 16:08.97; SOFLO: 6. Christian Vasquez 20:21.52.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, Swim Florida 1:08.44; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 1:10.94, 24. Owen Smith 1:28.18.

200-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1. Amadeusz Knop, Sarasota YMCA 2:15.94; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 2:17.86, best time, 10. Nathaniel Garrick 2:35.31, best time, 16. Lucas Porven 2:39.59, best time, 22. Samuel Bullen 2:55.26.

25-yard breaststroke:

8-and-under, 1. Ryan Wadsworth, Sarasota YMCA 21.79.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Elias Corn, Sarasota YMCA 1:17.71; SOFLO: 2. Alessandro Pereira 1:20.80; 11-12, 1. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 1:10.89; SOFLO: 13. Samuel Bullen 1:24.21.

25-yard backstroke:

8-and-under, 1. Bogdan Zverev, Sarasota YMCA 18.78.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, Swim Florida 1:09.00; SOFLO: 17. Owen Smith 1:28.88, best time; 11-12, 1. Amadeusz Knop, Sarasota YMCA 1:01.80; SOFLO: 4. Yannai Michael 1:08.27, 7. Nathaniel Garrick 1:11.50, best time, 18. Samuel Bullen 1:26.13, best time.

25-yard freestyle:

8-and-under, 1. Bruno Borowiec, GTSA 16.03.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, Swim Florida 59.11; SOFLO: 3. Alessandro Pereira 1:03.19, best time, 23. Owen Smith 1:18.20, best time; 11-12, 1. Liam Custer, Sarasota YCA 56.89; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 57.52, best time, 14. Nathaniel Garrick 1:03.11, best time, 33. Samuel Bullen 1:12.46, best time.

25-yard butterfly:

8-and-under, 1. Bogdan Zverev, Sarasota YMCA 17.36.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. William Wadsworth, Sarasota YMCA 1:06.64; 11-12, 1. Amadeusz, Sarasota YMCA 1:01.04; SOFLO: 16. Lucas Porven 1:14.68.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. Sarasota YMCA A 1:04.37, 2. Sarasota YMCA B 1:12.85, 3. Sarasota YMCA C 1:16.73.

200-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Sarasota YMCA A 1:56.59, 2. Sarasota YMCA B 2:04.65, 3. Gulf Coast 2:11.87; 11-12, 1. Sarasota YMCA A 1:48.53, 2. Sarasota YMCA B 1:54.53, 3. Sarasota YMCA C 1:58.37, 4. SOFLO 1:58.50 (Nathaniel Garrick, Lucas Porven, Samuel Bullen, Yannai Michael).

IF YOU GO

What: GCST Winter Invitational

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday morning session 8:30 a.m. (13-14 and senior); Sunday distance sessions begin 15 minutes following the end of the morning sessions. Sunday afternoon sessions will begin approximately 30 minutes after the distance session ends.

Where: Lee County/Florida Gulf Coast University Aquatics Center, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

TYR NOVEMBER SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Yannai Michael


By Sharon Robb

December 26, 2016—Yannai Michael was determined to do well at last month’s Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

“The meet was hosted by my previous team and I wanted to show how much I improved,” Michael said.

Mission accomplished for the 12-year-old Imagine Charter School seventh grader and Bronze Group member.

Michael had his best short course meet of his young swim life. He competed in eight events in the 11-12 age group.

On a chilly opening night, Michael broke 30 seconds for the first time in the 50-yard butterfly. He finished tenth in a best time 29.54, dropping 1.08 seconds off his previous best of 30.62.

“It was a big deal for Yannai to break 30 seconds, that was a nice swim for him,” said SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson.

Also that night, Michael was fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke in 33.68, another best time with a 0.22 drop.

On Day Two, Michael finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:31.58, dropping 5:35. Michael was seventh in the 100-yard freestyle in 58.17 after swimming a best time 58.16 in prelims, dropping 0.49.

On Day Three he was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:09.47 and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.66.

On the fourth and final day, Michael swam back-to-back best times in the 200-yard individual medley prelims and finals and finished third in 2:18.17, the first time he cracked the 2:20 mark, dropping 5.25. He was also seventh in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:39.73, dropping 1.79 and anchored the fifth place 200-yard freestyle relay.

Michael finished eighth in the competitive 11-12 high point awards division with 48 points.

“I like to compete, but I always get nervous,” Michael said. “I think I was confident about myself going into this meet. I knew how hard I worked.”

Michael said his most satisfying event was the 200 IM.

“I think because I finished third, I put a lot of effort into that and dropped a lot of time,” he said. “It’s a really special event for me because it combines all the strokes. My race was really exciting because I beat the guy who came in fourth by only 1/100th of a second.”

Michael has been swimming for four and a half years. He has improved since joining SOFLO and working with Coach Rose Lockie and Bronze Group.

“Coach Rose is one of the best coaches I ever had,” Michael said. “She is really fun and really funny. She is always there, whether she is sick or not, to coach us and help out with the team. She’s always pushing me to go faster and faster, pushing me to my limits.

“I know I am improving with SOFLO. There is a really nice team spirit. Every one are good friends and teammates. I am glad I am here.”

Michael competed in taekwondo, tennis and soccer but said “I always loved the water and really liked swimming,” so he committed to swimming.

“It’s a fun sport and you don’t really get injuries,” Michael said. “It helps me stay in shape and healthy because I get to work on my muscles in my legs and arms. It’s a very fun sport.”

His 7-year-old sister Ella swims with the Dippers. “I help her sometimes, but I think overall she is doing pretty good,” Michael said.

Michael is looking forward to Junior Olympics in March. He has five time standards.

“I turn 13 a week before JOs, so I get to swim in a new age group, so that’s going to be kind of exciting,” Michael said.

“My goals are to have fun, make friends and maybe get a college scholarship,” Michael said.

“I like watching swimming. Michael Phelps is someone who inspires me. The fact that he got his first world record when he was only 15 and now he’s old and has so many medals.”

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swim wear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Michael, Cunningham, Pando, Shine On Final Day Of FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

November 20, 2016—Yannai Michael of South Florida Aquatic Club had the finest meet of his young career at the 26th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships Sunday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

On the final day of one of the state’s biggest meets, Michael, 12, was the fourth fastest seed in the 200-yard individual medley after morning prelims in a best time 2:20.04, a 3.38 drop. He bettered that time in finals placing third in 2:18.17, the first time he cracked the 2:20 barrier for a total time drop of 5.25.

Michael was also seventh in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:39.73, a drop of 1.79.

Michael also anchored the fifth place 200-yard freestyle relay team that finished in 1:53.12 with teammates Logan Gonzalez, Nathaniel Garrick and Aldo Zepeda.

Michael finished eighth in the 11-12 high point awards with 48 points.

Kerry Cunningham, 10, and Leah Pando led SOFLO’s girls team. Cunningham was second in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:14.25 and seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:26.14. Cunningham finished 12th in high point with 21 points.

Pando, 10, placed sixth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:15.99 and seventh in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:44.72. Pando was 18th among high point swimmers with nine points.

SOFLO sent only 21 swimmers to the meet and still managed to finish among the Top 20 teams in the 1,100-swimmer Florida Gold Coast meet.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams were represented including Azura, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming, Boca Raton Swim Team and AquaKids Sharks.

Azura defended its team titles in combined (1,390) and men’s (908.5) and Pine Crest defended its girls title (701.5).

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard individual medley:

Open, 1. Carolina Colorado, Azura 2:03.39; SOFLO: 3. Lisa Blackburn 2:11.50; 15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:07.47; 13-14, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 2:08.19; 11-12, 1. Athena Kovacs, SFTL 2:11.37; SOFLO: 23. Sofia Osorio 2:34.52, best time, 39. Sabrina Osorio 2:39.13; 10-and-under, 1. Tawannah McLemore, BEST 2:35.61; SOFLO: 7. Leah Pando 2:44.72, best time 16. Fiorella DiSalvo 2:55.68, best time.

50-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Kyla Valls, MS 23.49; SOFLO: 6. Lisa Blackburn 24.80; 15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.20; 13-14, 1. Rachel Botting, PC 23.96; 11-12, 1. Athena Kovacs, SFTL 25.26; 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, Unattached 27.03; SOFLO: 13. Kaitlyn Barrios 30.95, 24. Luna Delgado 31.75.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, Unattached 1:04.93; SOFLO: 2. Kerry Cunningham 1:14.25, best time, 6. Leah Pando 1:15.99, 11. Mariann Catalasan 1:21.00.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Tawannah McLemore, BEST 29.63; SOFLO: 17. Luna Delgado 34.79, best time.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Tawannah McLemore, BEST 1:17.02; SOFLO: 7. Kerry Cunningham 1:26.14, best time, 9. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:28.20, best time, 10. Mariann Catalasan 1:28.37, best time, 12. Leah Pando 1:29.79, best time.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, Unattached 58.30; SOFLO: 11. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:07.88, best time, 12. Luna Delgado 1:08.01, best time, 14. Kerry Cunningham 1:08.17, best time.

500-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Andrea Van Den Berg, Azura 5:07.95; 15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:52.38; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 5:00.62; 11-12, 1. Kiara Caamano, NPB 5:19.10; SOFLO: 41. Sofia Osorio 6:08.59, 45. Sabrina Osorio 6:24.37.

200-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Azura 1:37.54, 2. Miami Swimming 1:38.79, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:39.09; 13-14, 1. Hialeah 1:40.52, 2. East Coast Aquatic 1:42.36, 3. Pine Crest 1:42.41; 11-12, 1. North Palm Beach 1:47.40, 2. Coral Springs 1:48.69, 3. YSF Barracudas 1:50.22; 10-and-under, 1. North Palm Beach 1:59.16, 2. Azura 1:59.22, 3. Pine Crest 2:05.48, 4. SOFLO 2:07.16 (Kerry Cunningham, Luna Delgado, Fiorella DiSalvo, Kaitlyn Barrios).

200-yard medley relay:

Open, 1. North Palm Beach 1:48.20, 2. Azura 1:48.45, 3. Miami Swimming 1:49.40; 13-14, 1. Hialeah 1:51.52, 2. Pine Crest 1:51.83, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:53.15; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs 1:59.09, 2. YSF Barracudas 2:01.63, 3. AquaKids Sharks 2:03.33; 10-and-under, 1. Azura 2:15.90, 2. SOFLO 2:19.96 (Kerry Cunningham, Mariann Catalasan, Luna Delgado, Kaitlyn Barrios), 3. Pine Crest 2:22.05.

BOYS

200-yard individual medley:

Men, 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 1:53.09; 15-16, 1. Jorge Depassier, Azura 1:54.43; 13-14, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, Unattached 1:58.75; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 2:09.72; SOFLO: 3. Yannai Michael 2:18.17, best time, 21. Aldo Zepeda 2:35.48, best time; 10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, Miami Swimming 2:18.36.

50-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Leonardo Gonzales, CAM 20.73; 15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 21.42; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 22.91; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 23.83; 10-and-under, 1. John Trieu, FAST 26.69; SOFLO: 25. Fernano Barreto 32.21, best time.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. John Trieu, FAST 1:08.12; SOFLO: 7. Jonathan Lozano 1:19.69.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, FFSC 30.30; SOFLO: 18. Fernando Barreto 37.66.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, FFSC 1:13.69.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Kai Winkler, Miami Swimming 56.49; SOFLO: 31. Jonathan Lozano 1:13.01, best time.

500-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 4:26.16; 15-16, 1. Andres Lares, Azura 4:41.07; 13-14, 1. Cristian Tortola, Azura 4:49.46; 11-12, 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 5:01.89; SOFLO: 7. Yannai Michael 5:39.73, best time, 14. Nathaniel Garrick 5:53.05, best time, 15. Aldo Zepeda 5:54.12, 17. Logan Gonzalez 6:00.62, best time

200-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Azura 1:25.63, 2. Westminster Academy 1:28.06, 3. YSF Barracudas 1:28.65; 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 1:36.24, 2. Azura 1:36.42, 3. Coral Springs 1:37.27; 11-12, 1. Hialeah 1:42.30, 2. Jupiter 1:47.28, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:48.90, 5. SOFLO 1:53.12; 10-and-under, 1. East Coast 2:00.00, 2. Heritage Aquatics 2:06.58, 3. Blue Marlins 2:08.76.

200-yard medley relay:

Open, 1. Azura 1:34.24, 2. Westminster Academy 1:35.29, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:37.92; 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 1:46.32, 2. Azura 1:47.25, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:50.13; 11-12, 1. Hialeah 1:56.91, 2. Jupiter 2:01.08, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 2:01.37; 10-and-under, 1. East Coast 2;15.60, 2. Blue Marlins 2:24.73, 3. Pine Crest 2:31.22.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com for results and questions.

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Marc Rojas Leads SOFLO Men On Day Three Of FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

November 19, 2016—In one of the better races of the night, Marc Rojas of South Florida Aquatic Club finished second in his signature event at the 26th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Rojas, 22, was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 57.41. He dropped 0.68 seconds off his previous best. It was his only event of the four-day meet.

The top three breaststroke finishers all finished in 57s. Adan Diaz of Azura won in 57.35. SOFLO teammate Santiago Rivera was third in 57.95.

Rojas is currently training for his Dec. 7-10 FINA Short Course World Championship debut for the Dominican Republic.

Yannai Michael, enjoying his best short course meet, was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:09.47. He was also fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.66.

Michael, who has scored 36 points, has the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley remaining on Sunday.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming, Boca Raton Swim Team and AquaKids Sharks.

Azura is defending champion in the boys and combined. Pine Crest is defending girls champion. After three days of action, Azura leads the combined (976.5) and men (683) and Pine Crest (495.5) leads the girls.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Rose Smiddy, AquaKids Sharks 1:54.91; 15-16, 1. Rachel Contich, PC 1:54.87; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:54.31; 11-12, 1. Kiara Caamano, NPB 1:59.23; 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, Unattached 2:06.72; SOFLO: 11. Leah Pando 2:25.61, best time, 20. Luna Delgado 2:20.55, best time, 21. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:30.09, best time, 28. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:33.18, best time, 30. Giada Porven 2:24.60, best time, 35. Mariann Catalasan 2:39.72.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Tawannah McLemore, BEST 34.14; SOFLO: 11. Kaitlyn Barrios 40.68, best time, 13. Mariann Catalasan 40.91, best time.

100-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1.Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 58.29, best time; 15-16, 1. Savannah Yates, PC 1:05.77; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 1:07.79; 11-12, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:10.25; SOFLO: 17. Sabrina Osorio 1:20.20, best time.

100-yard butterfly:

Open, 1. Carolina Colorado, Azura 54.45; 15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 55.32; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter 58.22; 11-12, 1. Athena Kovacs, SFTL 59.50; 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, Unattached 1:05.13; SOFLO: 9. Kerry Cunningham 1:15.23, best time, 19. Luna Delgado 1:22.84, best time.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Marin Zuchowski, FAST 32.35; SOFLO: 8. Kerry Cunningham 35.69, best time, 20. Mariann Catalasan 37.59.

100-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Carolina Colorado, Azura 55.35; 15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 56.62; 13-14, 1. Paige MacEachern, ECAC 59.98; 11-12, 1. Athena Kovacs, SFTL 58.59; SOFLO: 17. Sabrina Osorio 1:11.41, best time.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, Unattached 1:06.98; SOFLO: 8. Kerry Cunningham 1:15.48, best time, 19. Leah Pando 1:18.81, best time, 25. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:20.33, best time.

400-yard individual medley:

Open, 1. Melannie Vargas, FFSC 4:41.08; 15-16, 1. Alessandra Baldari, Unattached 4:21.64; 13-14, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 4:31.83; 11-12, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 4:49.96

400-yard medley relay:

Open, 1. North Palm Beach 3:52.38, 2. Azura 3:56.09, 3. East Coast 3:58.68; 13-14, 1. Hialeah 4:03.72, 2. East Coast 4:06.52; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs 4:21.65, 2. AquaKids Sharks 4:23.54, 3. SwimFast 4:30.95.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 1:37.17; 15-16, 1. Andres Lares, Azura 1:42.17; 13-14, 1. Cristian Tortola, Azura 1:48.20; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 1:54.05; 10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, MS 2:01.65.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, FFSC 34.10.

100-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 57.35, 2. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 57.41, best time, 3. Santiago Rivera, SOFLO 57.95; 15-16, 1. Matthew Petreski, PC 59.45; 13-14, 1. Cameron Brown, Azura 1:01.45; 11-12, 1. Aiden Kohanyi, Unattached 1:06.23, 2. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 1:09.47, best time.

100-yard butterfly:

Open, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 48.30; 15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 50.42; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 52.97; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 57.27; 10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, MS 1:01.04.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. John Trieu, FAST 31.62; SOFLO: 17. Jonathan Lozano 37.91, best time, 27. Fernando Barreto 39.62.

100-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Gabriel Politi, Azura 51.24; 15-16, 1. Trevor McGovern, GSC 51.90; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 55.56; 11-12, 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 55.26; SOFLO: 5. Yannai Michael 1:07.66.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, MS 1:05.34.

400-yard individual medley:

Open, 1. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 4:00.08; 15-16, 1. Jorge Depassier, Azura 4:06.66; 13-14, 1. Raphael Santos, PB 4:24.05; 11-12, 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 4:18.86.

400-yard medley relay:

Open, 1 Azura 3:23.69, 2. East Coast 3:33.56, 3. YSF Barracudas 3:35.12; 13-14, 1. Azura 3:51.87, 2. Coral Springs 3;52.37, 3. Pine Crest 3:52.79; 11-12, 1. Hialeah 4:13.87, 2. Flood Aquatics 4:19.20, 3. Jupiter 4:27.41

IF YOU GO

What: 26th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 adults, $3 children. Heat sheets available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on meet mobile. For information call 954-452-2525.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com for results and questions.

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Yannai Michael SOFLO Top Finisher On Day Two Of FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

November 19, 2016—Yannai Michael of South Florida Aquatic Club had another great day at the 26th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Michael, 12, finished second in the 11-12 200-yard breaststroke in 2:31.58, dropping 5:35.

In the 11-12 100-yard freestyle, Michael was seventh in 58.17. In morning prelims he was seventh fastest seed in a best time 58.16, dropping 0.49.

Sabrina Osorio, 11, was seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:45.73, dropping 24.87 seconds.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming, Boca Raton Swim Team and AquaKids Sharks.

Azura is defending champion in the boys and combined. Pine Crest is defending girls champion. After two days of action, Azura leads the combined (563.5) and men (411) and Pine Crest leads the girls (306).

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Kayla Sanchez, Canada 1:56.83; 15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:04.60; 13-14, 1. Paige MacEachern, ECAC 2:07.19; 11-12, 1. Athena Kovacs, SFTL 2:07.75; SOFLO, 20. Sofia Osorio 2:32.37, best time

100-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Michelle Williams, Canada 48.76; 15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 50.76; 13-14, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 52.51; 11-12, 1. Kiara Caamano, NPB 54.96.

200-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Merle Liivand, Unattached 2:22.46; 15-16, 1. Hannah Virgin, PC 2:17.56; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:23.18; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, CSSC 2:33.81; SOFLO: 7. Sabrina Osorio 2:45.73.

200-yard butterfly:

Open: 1. Kyla Valls, MS 2:04.56; 15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:00.75; 13-14, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 2:08.54.

100-yard individual medley:

Open: 1. Kayla Sanchez, Canada 55.67; 15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 58.06; 13-14, 1. Andrea Santander, PC 59.06; 11-12, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:03.09.

400-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Canada 3:14.92, 2. North Palm Beach 3:30.93, 3. Miami Swimming 3:34.12; 13-14, 1. Hialeah 3:37.93, 2. Pine Crest 3:40.25.

BOYS

200-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 1:50.51; 15-16, 1. John Torres, FFSC 1:53.27; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 1:59.18; 11-12, 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:00.56.

100-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 44.86; 15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 46.19; 13-14, 1. Raphael Santos, PB 50.10; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 51.33; SOFLO: 7. Yannai Michael, 58.17.

200-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Richard Funk, Canada 1:58.97; 15-16, 1. Matthew Petreski, PC 2:06.89; 13-14, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, Unattached 2:11.67; 11-12, 1. Aiden Kohanyi, Unattached 2:20.41; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 2:31.58, best time.

200-yard butterfly:

Open, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 1:46.06; 15-16, 1. Juan Zapata, TSA 1:54.89; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 1:58.09; 11-12, 1. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 2:18.55.

100-yard individual medley:

Open, 1. Patrick Groters, PC 51.49; 15-16, 1. Jorge Depassier, Azura 53.12; 13-14, 1. Raphael Santos, PB 56.04; 11-12, 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 56.49.

400-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Azura 3:04.76, 2. East Coast 3:11.55, 3. Miami Swimming 3:14.49; 13-14, 1. Azura 3:27.59, 2. Pine Crest 3:31.73, 3. Coral Springs 3:33.68.

IF YOU GO

What: 26th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 adults, $3 children. Heat sheets available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on meet mobile. Special session passes are also available. For information call 954-452-2525.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com for results and questions.

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Rodriguez Wins Big On Opening Night Of FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

November 17, 2016—On a chilly night, Rafael Rodriguez of South Florida Aquatic Club won his only event at the 26th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships at Thursday Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Rodriguez, 14, coming off a successful high school season at Pembroke Pines Charter, won the 13-14 1,650-yard freestyle in a best time 16:09.78. He dropped 6.11 seconds off his previous best of 16:15.89. He won by a wide margin of victory and totaled 11 points. Azura’s Cristian Tortola, 14, was second in 16:37.58.

It is the only event Rodriguez is entered in for the four-day meet since he is competing in Orlando in three weeks.

“That was a test as far as his distance race,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said. “It was the first time he swam and was under 1 minute for all his 100s. It was quite a feat. We are looking for him to go better than 16:05 when he goes to the Orlando meet in three weeks. He did pretty well. It was a nice swim for him.”

SOFLO teammate Yannai Michael, 12, also had an outstanding swim breaking 30 seconds for the first time in the 50-yard butterfly. Michael finished tenth in a best time 29.54, dropping 1.08 seconds off his previous best of 30.62. “It was a big deal for Yannai to break 30 seconds, that was a nice swim for him,” Anderson said.

Michael also finished fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke in 33.68, a another best time with a 0.22 drop. Michael is entered in six other events. Michael is one of 21 SOFLO swimmers competing in one or more races this weekend.

Most of Florida Gold Coast teams will be represented including Azura, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming, Boca Raton Swim Team and AquaKids Sharks.

Azura is defending champion in the boys and combined. Pine Crest is defending girls champion. After the first day, Azura leads combined (229.5) and men (161) and Pine Crest leads the women’s (109).

THURSDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Kiara Caamano, NPB 18:27.65; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 17:07.23; 15-16, 1. Sidney Starman, FFSC 17:47.53; 17-and-over, 1. Andrea Van Den Berg, Azura 17:38.84.

50-yard butterfly:

Open, 1. Carolina Colorado, Azura 25.49; 15-16, 1. Racine Ross, PC 25.67; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter 26.41; 11-12, 1. Athena Kovacs, SFTL 26.85.

50-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Carolina Colorado, Azura 26.46; 15-16, 1. Annabella Lyn, PC 27.74; 13-14, 1. Gabby Beltrano, Unattached 27.72; 11-12, 1. Athena Kovacs, SFTL 27.50; SOFLO: 25. Sofia Osorio 34.62, best time.

50-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 29.49; 15-16, 1. Savannah Yates, PC 30.03; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter 31.61; 11-12, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 32.45; SOFLO: 16. Sabrina Osorio 37.51, best time.

BOYS

1,650-yard freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Christian Proscia, FAST 18:49.23; 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 16:09.78; 15-16, 1. Andres Lares, Azura 16:07.15; 17-and-over, 1. Bernardo Abascal, Azura 15:33.54.

50-yard butterfly:

Open, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 21.44; 15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 22.45; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 24.42; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 25.60; SOFLO: 10. Yannai Michael 29.54, best time.

50-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 23.46; 15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 24.39; SOFLO: 7. Luke Lezotte 25.96, best time; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 25.47; 11-12, 1. Carter Hewitt, ECAC 29.43; SOFLO: 17. Nathaniel Garrick 33.79, best time.

50-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 26.71; 15-16, 1. Jorge Depassier, Azura 27.74; 13-14, 1. Cameron Brown, Azura 28.39; 11-12, 1. Aiden Kohanyi, Unattached 30.88; SOFLO: 4. Yannai Michael 33.68, best time.

IF YOU GO

What: 26th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 adults, $3 children. Heat sheets available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on meet mobile. Special session passes are also available. For information call 954-452-2525.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com for results and questions.

http://www.swim4soflo.com