Harris, Dulieu Top SOFLO Finishers In Session III Of Gulliver Summer Invitational


By Sharon Robb

May 20, 2017—-Zackary Harris was a double winner and among top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club during Session III of the Gulliver Summer Invitational on Saturday at Gulliver Prep Aquatics Center.

Harris, 12, won the 50-meter breaststroke, 38.93 with a time drop of 2.15 and 100-meter backstroke in 1:13.29 with a time drop of 4.18.

SOFLO boys swept the top five places in the 12-and-under 400-meter freestyle, all with time drops led by winner Diego Dulieu, 12, in 4:57.85, the only swimmer to crack 5 minutes. Harris was runner-up in a best time 5:00.64.

Dulieu was also second in the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:23.46 and second in the 50-meter freestyle in 30.89 with a time drop.

Other Top 3 SOFLO finishers were:

Sabrina Osorio, first, 11-12, 50-meter breaststroke, 40.03, time drop; third, 50-meter freestyle, 33.27, time drop.

Mary Sawyer, first, 10-and-under, 100-meter butterfly, 1:28.22.

Javier Colmenares, first, 10-and-under, 50-meter breaststroke 43.03, time drop.

Alessandro Pereira, first, 10-and-under, 100-meter backstroke, 1:19.86; second, 50-meter breaststroke, 43.18.

Alejandro Mateus, first, 11-12, 100-meter butterfly, 1:12.67, time drop; second 100-meter backstroke, 1:14.96, time drop.

Fiorella Di Salvo, second, 10-and-under, 50-meter breaststroke, 49.08.

Mia Escudero, second, 11-12, 50-meter breaststroke, 42.24.

Kaitlyn Barrios, second, 11-12, 50-meter freestyle, 33.12, time drop and third, 11-12, 50-meter breaststroke 43.16, time drop.

Giada Porven, third, 10-and-under, 100-meter butterfly, 1:32.58; third, 50-meter freestyle, 37.37, time drop.

Sofia Osorio, third, 11-12, 100-meter backstroke, 1:20.55, time drop.

Moises Rodriguez, third, 11-12, 200-meter freestyle, 2:30.78.

Christian Tijero, third, 11-12, 100-meter butterfly, 1:20.94.

Christopher Hau, third, 11-12, 50-meter freestyle, 31.05, time drop.

Jonathan Lozano, third, 10-and-under, 100-meter backstroke, 1:28.50, time drop.

SOFLO has 59 boys and 53 girls entered in 569 individual events during the three-day meet. All events are timed finals.

The meet concludes on Sunday with two more sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

In addition to SOFLO and host Gulliver Swim Club, other Florida Gold Coast teams competing include AquaKids Sharks, Azura, Miami Swimming, Metro Aquatics, Heritage Aquatics, Swim Fort Lauderdale, FIU, Hurricanes, Sunrise and North Miami.

SATURDAY SESSION THREE RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Izzy Wilson, AquaKids Sharks 2:43.43; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:51.52, time drop; 11-12, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 2:17.41; SOFLO TOP 20: 6. Alexis Christensen 2:36.66, time drop, 7. Victoria Torres 2:41.19, 8. Kailey Smith 2:45.60, 9. Mariann Catalasan 2:45.86, time drop, 11. Luna Delgado 2:48.55, time drop, 16. Carleigh Schleicher 3:02.29, time drop, 19. Celeste Estrada 3:16.29.

50-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Giovanna Musiello, Gulliver 43.82; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 49.08, 9. Annie Schulze 52.95, time drop, 11. Abigail-Marie Natino 53.42, time drop, 18. Anvitaa Pottigari 58.74; 11-12, 1. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 40.03, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Mia Escudero 42.24, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios 43.16, time drop, 5. Natalia Sibug 45.69, time drop, 6. Leah Pando 45.93, time drop, 7. Ava Kuznik 46.43, time drop, 8. Samantha Solis 47.10, time drop, 12. Shayna Blitz 49.59, time drop, 13. Reagan Lowe 49.92, time drop, 14. Kailey Smith 51.98, 16. Ahana Thakur 52.68, 17. Carleigh Schleicher 52.71, time drop.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Mary Sawyer, SOFLO 1:28.22; SOFLO: 3. Giada Porven 1:32.58; 11-12, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 1:12.84; SOFLO: 4. Kerry Cunningham 1:23.72, time drop, 5. Mia Escudero 1:23.94, time drop, 6. Luna Delgado 1:28.44, time drop, 8. Leah Pando 1:39.07, 9. Samantha Solis 1:39.25, 10. Celeste Estrada 1:40.21, time drop.

50-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Maria Grant, Gulliver 37.06; SOFLO: 3. Giada Porven 37.37, time drop, 8. Mary Sawyer 38.88, time drop, 17. Abigail-Marie Natino 42.81, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sophia Diaz, Metro Aquatics 31.13; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 33.12, time drop, 3. Sabrina Osorio 33.27, time drop, 5. Ava Kuznik 33.56, 6. Samantha Solis 34.11, time drop, 7. Sofia Osorio 34.16, time drop, 9. Alexis Christensen 34.57, 11. Reagan Lowe 34.72, time drop, 12. Shayna Blitz 35.15, time drop, 13. Luna Delgado 35.57, time drop, 14. Judith-Alison Natino 36.14, time drop, 18. Mariann Catalasan 36.52.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, Miami Swimming 1:11.57; SOFLO: 5. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:32.65, time drop, 6. Giada Porven 1:34.47, 11. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:39.88, 19. Anvitaa Pottigari 1:50.68; 11-12, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 1:15.19; SOFLO: 3. Sofia Osorio 1:20.55, time drop, 7. Ava Kuznik 1:27.83, 8. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:28.41, 9. Kailey Smith 1:31.34, time drop, 10. Judith-Alison Natino 1:31.62, time drop, 11. Natalia Sibug 1:34.29, 20. Ahana Thakur 1:53.70.

400-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 4:51.90; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Osorio 5:17.63, time drop, 6. Sabrina Osorio 5:20.91, time drop, 7. Alexis Christensen 5:23.27, time drop, 8. Mia Escudero 5:32.99, 10. Victoria Torres 5:42.88, 11. Kerry Cunningham 5:43.77, 12. Mariann Catalasan 5:57.23, 16. Reagan Lowe 6:02.63, 17. Natalia Sibug 6:15.83.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 2:35.36; SOFLO: 4. Jonthan Lozano 2:46.70, time drop, 5. Owen Smith 2:53.26, time drop, 6. Derek Hau 2:55.92, time drop; 11-12, 1. David Chavez, Miami Swimming 2:21.27; SOFLO: 2. Diego Dulieu 2:23.46, time drop, 3. Moises Rodriguez 2:30.78, 5. Logan Gonzalez 2:31.74, time drop, 9. Samuel Bullen 2:46.50, 15. Gavin Sheyda 2:59.34, time drop, 17. Steven Sawyer 2:59.53, time drop, 18. Matthew Mendieta 3:03.28.

50-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 43.03, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Alessandro Pereira 43.18, 9. Derek Hau 49.82, time drop, 11. Benjamin Kim 51.32, time drop, 12. Joseph-Blake Natino 52.49, time drop, 14. Stefano Mazzi 55.32; 11-12, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 38.93, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Christopher Hau 39.33, 3. Samuel Bullen 40.16, time drop, 5. Matthew Kim 45.23, 10. Lucas Porven 47.15, time drop, 20. Sebastian Shy 54.12.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 1:16.21; SOFLO: 3. Luca Hincapie 1:31.91; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.67, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Christian Tijero 1:20.94, 4. Moises Rodriguez 1:21.16, 6. Matthew Kim 1:33.24, time drop, 8. Steven Sawyer 1:36.85.

50-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 31.61; SOFLO: 6. Jonathan Lozano 35.74, time drop, 8. Owen Smith 36.12, time drop, 14. Luca Hincapie 38.11, time drop, 18. Alessio Mazzi 39.43; 11-12, 1. David Chavez, Miami Swimming 29.41; SOFLO: 2. Diego Dulieu 30.89, time drop, 3. Christopher Hau 31.05, time drop, 5. Moises Rodriguez 31.51, time drop, 7. Samuel Bullen 33.13, time drop, 13. Matthew Kim 34.59, time drop, 19. Sebastian Shy 36.54, time drop.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:19.86; SOFLO: 3. Jonathan Lozano 1:28.50, time drop, 8. Benjamin Kim 1:36.44, time drop, 10. Alessio Mazzi 1:44.55; 11-12, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:13.29, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Alejandro Mateus 1:14.96, time drop, 4. Christian Tijero 1:20.34, time drop, 6. Lucas Porven 1:23.49, time drop.

400-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Diego Dulieu, SOFLO 4:57.85, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Zackary Harris 5:00.64, time drop, 3. Alejandro Mateus 5:01.30, time drop, 4. Alessandro Pereira 5:05.95, time drop, 5. Logan Gonzalez 5:12.13, time drop, 8. Javier Colmenares 5:24.73, 16. Gavin Sheyda 6:13.76, 18. Luca Hincapie 6:16.94.

IF YOU GO

What: Gulliver Summer Invitational

When: Sunday. All timed finals.

Schedule: Sunday, Session 4, 8:30 a.m.-1:35 p.m., Session 5, 2:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Where: Gulliver Prep Aquatics Complex, 6575 North Kendall Drive, Pinecrest.

Admission: $3 per session, heat sheets available free at http://www.gulliverswimclub.org. For information call 305-666-7937, ext. 1465.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Heads Field For NPB Summer Kickoff This Weekend At Plantation Central Park


By Sharon Robb

June 3, 2016— South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for this weekend’s eighth annual North Palm Beach Summer Kickoff at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting the meet while North Palm Beach Swim Club officials are running it.

SOFLO has the largest team with 61 swimmers entered in 332 races.

Among a mix of talented SOFLO swimmers are:

Isabella Adkins, 9; Madison Adkins, 9; Kaitlyn Barrios, 10; Clara Bland, 6; Tyler Bland, 15; Mariann Catalasan, 10; Alexis Christensen, 10; Daniela Curbelo, 13; Mark Andre De Gracia, 12; Isabella DiSalvo, 14; Fiorella Di Salvo, 7; Kyle Dorn, 10; Matthew Escudero, 9; Mia Escudero, 11; Celeste Estrada, 10; Gabriel Ferdinand, 13; Eiza Gantus, 14; Valeria Garcia, 12; Alex Golding, 12; Logan Gonzalez, 11; Zackary Harris, 11; Kalin Hubbard, 12; Paige Lane, 13; Jena Legaspi, 12; Maria Legaspi, 10; Lance Lesage, 13; Rebekah Ling, 14; Jonathan Lozano, 9; Anastasia Lutz, 9; Nicolas Munoz, 13; Abigail Natino, 9; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; Judith Natino, 10; Michelle Ordonez, 13; Sabrina Osorio, 11; Sofia Osorio, 11; Leah Pando, 10; Tomas Pelaez, 15; Giada Porven, 8; Lucas Porven, 10; Javier Roman, 12; Carleigh Schleicher, 10; Mallory Schleicher, 12; Annie Schulze, 9; Sebastian Sevilla, 15; Sebastian Shy, 11; Natalia Sibug, 10; Lily Sines, 13; Owen Sines, 10; Kailey Smith, 11; Owen Smith, 9; Samantha Solis, 11; Jiovanni Tapia, 13; Amy-Nicole Toro, 14; Michael Toro, 14; Emma Twombly, 12; Nicholas Upchurch, 15; Valerie Vank, 10; Christian Vasquez, 12; Sarah Vasquez, 8; and Marcos Vazquez, 13.

Zackary Harris, 11, is top seed in the 11-12 200-meter individual medley. Kaitlyn Barrios, 10, is No. 1 seed in the 10-and-under 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter breaststroke.

The meet, one of the Florida Gold Coast’s top summer meets, will give SOFLO swimmers a chance to race long course against some of the Florida Gold Coast’s top swimmers and teams including Azura, Coral Springs Swim Club, Plantation, Boca Raton, Miami Swimming and host North Palm Beach.

IF YOU GO

What: 8th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9141 NW Second Street, off Broward Blvd.

Schedule: Saturday, Session One, 9 a.m.; Session Two, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, Session One 9 a.m., Session Two 1:30 p.m.

Of note: Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting the meet. North Palm Beach Swim Club staff is running the meet for the third consecutive year.

Admission: $5 each session, heat sheet $2 each session. Meet director is Alf Aguirre, 305-773-6060. Time lines, psych sheets and results will be posted at http://www.npbswimming.com according to meet organizers.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO Shines On Final Day Of IMR-IMX Challenge


By Sharon Robb

September 27, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club dominated action on the final day of the IMR-IMX Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Zackary Harris, 10, of SOFLO led the 10-and-under boys.

Harris won the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:10.01, 100-yard breaststroke in 1:22.23 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:09.31.

Logan Gonzalez was a double winner for SOFLO. Gonzalez won the 50-yard breaststroke in 40.79 and 50-yard backstroke in 35.77

SOFLO’s Erika Pelaez, a triple winner, led the 10-and-under girls. Pelaez won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:09.61, 100-yard breaststroke in 1:27.29 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:12.21.

SOFLO’s Kelley Heron won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:10.98.

SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez won three 13-14 events in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:02.92, 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.18 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.57.

SUNDAY MORNING RESULTS

GIRLS

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 33.80, 2. Siera Leete, SFTL 37.78, 3. Gaby Martinez, SFTL 39.30.

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:09.61, 2. Camila Saporta, GRSC 1:18.65, 3. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:20.27; 11-12, 1. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 1:03.14, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 1:04.14, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 1:05.10.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 36.66, 2. Emma Granite, GRSC 46.10, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 46.50.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:27.29, 2. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:27.47, 3. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 1:27.82; 11-12, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 1:14.23, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 1:16.23, 3. Chloe Hernandez, GRSC 1:16.62.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 31.06, 2. Gaby Martinez, SFTL 38.46, 3 Sophie Lamelas, GRSC 39.03.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:12.21, 2. Camila Saporta, GRSC 1:15.62, 3. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:17.43; 11-12, 1. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 1:01.62, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 1:05.25, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 1:05.71.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Claudia Acosta, HSC 5:27.03, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 5:33.44, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 5:43.18.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 35.77, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 35.93, 3. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 36.14.

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:10.01, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.98, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:15.18; 11-12, 1. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:04.92, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:06.00, 3. Sebastian Lares, Unattached 1:06.98.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 40.79, 2. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 41.87, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 44.72.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:22.23, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:27.34, 3. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 1:30.12; 11-12, 1. Gianni Guagliardo, SOFLO 54.39, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:13.26, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:15.92.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 34.56, 2. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 35.80, 3. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 35.95.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:09.31, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.08, 3. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, HSC 1:13.18; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:00.94, 2. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:02.60, 3. Sebastian Lares, Unattached 1:07.02.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 5:17.49, 2. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 5:20.05, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 5:23.15.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Cameron Thomas, SF 2:19.96, 2. Allora Williams, SF 2:20.14, 3. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 2:21.46; 15-and-over, 1. Racine Ross, Azura 2:09.56, 2. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 2:10.97, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:12.90.

200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Allora Williams, SF 2:20.33, 2. Solana Capalbo, Azura 2:21.27, 3. Marianna Serrao, SOFLO 2:24.08; 15-and-over, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:10.98, 2. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 2:12.44, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:12.53.

500-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Gabriela Fernandez, HSC 5:24.76, 2. Marianna Serrao, SOFLO 5:27.02, 3. Allora Williams, SwimFast 5:29.75; 15-and-over, 1. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 5:02.82, 2. Andrea Van Den Berg, Azura 5:11.22, 3. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 5:21.64.

BOYS

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:02.93, 2. Drake Gil, BRST 2:06.90, 3. Kevin Degryze, SFTL 2:10.80; 15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, Unattached 1:52.65, 2. Marco Guarente, Azura 1:53.57, 3. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 1:54.07.

200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:03.18, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:08.66, 3. Drake Gil, BR2:09.91; 15-and-over, 1. Marco Guarente, Azura 1:52.20, 2. Julio Horrego, HSC 1:52.45, 3. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 1:55.41.

500-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:48.57, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 4:55.42, 3. Bryan Rivero, HSC 5:03.39; 15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 4:23.86, 2. Franco Lupoli, Azura 4:26.31, 3. Miguel Bermudez, Azura 4:39.84.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Builds Lead On Day Two Of FGC 14&Under Summer Long Course Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

July 25, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club is sitting pretty to repeat history headed into the third and final day of the 14&Under Florida Gold Coast Summer Long Course Junior Olympics at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The defending champion continues to lead the combined, girls and boys team standings.

SOFLO, buoyed by its depth and relays, leads the combined with 580 points ahead of East Coast Aquatic Club with 322; girls with 235 ahead of Gulliver Swim Club with 184.5 points and boys with 345 ahead of Hialeah Storm with 178.

“They are swimming very well,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said. “It’s nice to see the team camaraderie. They really stepped it up on the relays. We had a nice showing with multiple athletes moving up in places during finals.”

SOFLO girls won the 11-12 400-meter medley relay in 4:52.42 with Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Paige Lane and Kyana Castro. Its “B” relay was second in 5:09.14 with Hailey Garbez, Katrina Del Vecchio, Daniela Curbelo and Michelle Marinheiro.

Erika Pelaez, at 9, one of the youngest swimmers in the meet, continued her winning ways. She won the 10-and-under 200-meter freestyle in 2:26.55 and 100-meter backstroke in 1:16.49. She was third in the 50-meter butterfly in 35.15.

Kayla Cunningham was second in the 100-meter backstroke in the 11-12 1:11.65.

SOFLO boys won the 11-12 200-meter medley relay in 2:12.76 with Marcos Vazquez, Jie Hoon Lee, John Paul Handal and Michael Arias and 13-14 relay in 2:01.38 with Samuel Quintero, Tyler Bland, Rafael Rodriguez and Leonardo Mateus.

SOFLO won the 13-14 400-meter medley relay in 4:25.90 with Leonardo Mateus, Tyler Bland, Gabriel Segui and Rafael Rodriguez. The 11-12 relay was second in 4:51.49 with Handal, Arias, Lee and Nicolas Rossi.

Arias won the 200-meter freestyle in the 11-12 2:11.58 and Rodriguez was third in the 13-14 race in 2:02.85. Lee was second in the 50-meter butterfly in 30.84.

Zackary Harris won the 10-and-under 100-meter backstroke in 1:19.10. Brandon Moran was third in the 13-14 200-meter breaststroke in 2:43.71.

Adrian Aguilar of Metro Aquatics broke the first Florida Gold Coast record of the meet.

Aguilar, 14, the high points leader in his age group, broke the FGC record by .06 seconds in the 13-14 50-meter butterfly set by Andy Vazquez in 2008 in 26.75.

After two days, high point leaders are:

7-10, Rebecca Montero, 10, AquaKids Sharks, 46 points and Erika Pelaez, 9, SOFLO, 33; Agustin Rodriguez, 10, Hialeah Storm, 42 and Zackary Harris, SOFLO 36.

11-12, Anna Auld, 12, East Coast 33 and Mattie Barfield, 12, FLA 26; Joshua Zuchowski, 11, East Coast 31 and Jie Hoon Lee, 12, SOFLO, 30.

13-14, Emily Cordovi, 14, Gulliver, 36 and Nicole Gomez, 13, North Palm Beach 31; and Adrian Aguilar, 14, Metro Aquatics, 43 and John Torres, 14, Big Gator Swimming, 29.

The three-day meet, featuring 41 teams and 807 athletes, ends on Sunday with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.

After a 25-year run of hosting JOs, it will be the final year Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation will host the meet. Next year the meet moves to Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart and will be hosted by North Palm Beach Swim Club. The venue is the site of the state high school meets.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 580, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 322, 3. Gulliver 268.5, 4. Hialeah Storm 221, 5. Pine Crest Swimming 173, 6. Coral Springs 153, 7. North Palm Beach 146, 8. Jupiter 144, 9. AquaKids Sharks, Azura 135.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 235, 2. Gulliver 184.5, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 179, 4. North Palm Beach 138, 5. AquaKids Sharks 126, 6. Pine Crest Swimming 120, 7. Coral Springs 108, 8. Jupiter 106, 9. Wahoos of Wellington 76, 10. FLA Aquatics 69.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic 345, 2. Hialeah Storm 178, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 143, 4. Metro Aquatics 111, 5. Azura 107, 6. Gulliver 84, 7. Pompano Beach Piranhas 80, 8. Blue Marlins 65.5, 9. Plantation Swim Team 63, 10. Swim Fort Lauderdale 54.

GIRLS

200-meter medley relay: 10-and-under, 1. AquaKids Sharks 2:32.36 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Rebecca Montero, Madeline Smutny), 2. Coral Springs Swim Club 2:35.02, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 2:35.68; 11-12, 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 2:12.92 (Megan Murphy, Anna Auld, Madelyn Hebert, Beatriz Amorim), 2. SOFLO 2:14.63 (Katrina Del Vecchio, Molly Golding, Daniela Curbelo, Paige Lane), 3. Coral Springs 2:19.00; 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 2:08.27 (Molly See, Savannah Yates, Alexandra Meszaros, Rachel Contich), 2. Gulliver 2:08.86, 3. Coral Springs 2:09.54.

400-meter medley relay: 11-12, 1. SOFLO “A” 4:52.42 (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Paige Lane, Kyana Castro), 2. SOFLO “B” 5:09.14 (Hailey Garbez, Katrina Del Vecchio, Daniela Curbelo, Michelle Marinheiro), 3. Pine Crest 5:09.31; 13-14, 1. North Palm Beach 4:39.89 (Jennifer Secrest, Madison Lichtig, Rachel Cherelstein, Nicole Gomez), 2. Gulliver 4:41.74, 3. Pine Crest 4:43.78.

200-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 2:26.55, 2. Rebecca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 2:28.40, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, Azura 2:34.47; 11-12, 1. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 2:15.06, 2. Paige MacEachern, Unattached 2:16.89, 3. Anna Auld, East Coast 2:16.99; 13-14, 1. Nicole Gomez, North Palm Beach 2:09.56, 2. Eriana Temperino, East Coast 2:10.65, 3. Juliana Talamo, Metro Aquatics 2:12.44.

50-meter butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Liah Perez, Wahoos of Wellington 33.93, 2. Rebecca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 34.12, 3. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 35.15; 11-12, 1. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 30.19, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 30.60, 3. Jocelyn Ruiz, Blue Marlins 30.65; 13-14, 1. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 29.18, 2. Delaney Biro, Coral Springs 29.64, 3. Eriana Temperino, East Coast 30.05.

100-meter backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:16.49, 2. Liah Perez, Wahoos of Wellington 1:17.13, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, Azura 1:24.45; 11-12, 1. Mattie Barfield, FLA 1:11.05, 2. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO1:11.65, 3. Paige MacEachern, Unattached 1:12.10; 13-14, 1. Madison Cummings, East Coast 1:07.39, 2. Gabriella Antonini, Gulliver 1:08.46, 3, Allora Williams, SwimFast 1:10.38.

200-meter freestyle relay: 10-and-under, 1. AquaKids Sharks 2:13.17 (Rebecca Montero, Olivia Dinehart, Elna Dinehart, Madeline Smutny), 2. Gulliver 2:18.63, 3. Wahoos of Wellington 2:18.91.

200-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 2:53.54, 2. Michaela Avedisian, East Coast 2:56.08, 3. Emily Trieschmann, Wahoos of Wellington 2:59.11; 13-14, 1. Dahlia Delgado, Jupiter 2:48.31, 2. Hannah Virgin, Coral Springs 2:48.56, 3. Savannah Yates, Pine Crest 2:53.27.

BOYS

200-meter medley relay:

10-and-under: 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 2:29.45 (Hudson Bishop, Chipper Edwards, Nicholas Kjaerulff, Noah Smith), 2. Hialeah Storm 2:31.74, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 2:33.42 (Alejandro Mateus, Samuel Bullen, Zackary Harris, Logan Gonzalez); 11-12, 1. SOFLO 2:12.76 (Marcos Vazquez, Jie Hoon Lee, John Paul Handal, Michael Arias), 2. Gulliver 2:16.78, 3. Plantation Swim Team 2:18.88; 13-14, 1. SOFLO 2:01.38 (Samuel Quintero, Tyler Bland, Rafael Rodriguez, Leonardo Mateus), 2. Hialeah 2:02.18, 3. Metro Aquatics 2:02.90.

400-meter medley relay:

11-12, 1. YMCA of Broward County 4:08.09 (Yeshwanth Mandava, Carson Vasser, Jack D’Avi, Zachary Taylor), 2. SOFLO 4:51.49 (John Paul Handal, Michael Arias, Jie Hoon Lee, Nicolas Rossi), 3. Gulliver 4:54.19; 13-14, 1. SOFLO 4:25.90 (Leonardo Mateus, Tyler Bland, Gabriel Segui, Rafael Rodriguez), 2. Azura 4:29.02, 3. Metro Aquatics 4:33.59.

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 2:24.05, 2. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:26.24, 3. Jake Schulte, Pompano Beach 2:27.68; 11-12, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 2:11.58, 2. Maxim Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:11.93, 3. Raphael Santos, Pompano Beach 2:12.06; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, Metro Aquatics 1:59.71, 2. Mattheus Santos, Pompano Beach 2:00.17, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:02.85.

50-meter butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah Storm 32.72, 2. Dario Martin, North Miami 32.95, 3. Ilyas Lagssaibi, SwimFast 34.41, 4. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 34.62; 11-12, 1. David Gonzalez, Gulliver 30.38, 2. Jie Hoon Lee, SOFLO 30.84, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, Jupiter 30.86; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, Metro Aquatics 27.96, 2. Drake Gill, Boca Raton 28.28, 3. Samuel Bauta, AquaKids Sharks 28.64.

100-meter backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:19.10, 2. Dario Martin, North Miami 1:19.94, 3. Hudson Bishop, East Coast 1:22.95; 11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, East Coast 1:08.03, 2. Lance Lesage, Plantation Swim Team 1:09.78, 3. Alexander Meyer, Coral Springs 1:12.46; 13-14, 1. John Torres, Big Gator 1:04.36, 2. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:06.10, 3. Joshua Balbi, Wellington Wahoos 1:06.81.

200-meter freestyle relay: 10-and-under, 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 2:08.92 (Chipper Edwards, Hudson Bishop, Noah Smith, Nicholas Kjaerulff), 2. Hialeah Storm 2:10.30, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 2:14.08 (Logan Gonzalez, Tyler Hering, Zackary Harris, Alejandro Mateus).

200-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Victor Valdes, Pompano Beach 2:53.78, 2. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 2:58.59, 3. Marcelo Carrion, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:59.54; 13-14, 1. Matthew Petreski, Pine Crest 2:31.21, 2. Gian Savino, Coral Springs 2:43.00, 3. Brandon Moran, SOFLO 2:43.71.

IF YOU GO

What: 14 & Under Florida Gold Coast Summer Long Course Junior Olympics

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, 9 a.m. prelims, finals 6 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street, Plantation

Admission: $3 per session, $5 prelim heat sheet per session, $3 finals heat sheet. For information call 954-452-2526.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Leads After Day One Of FGC 14&Under Summer Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

July 24, 2015—Erika Pelaez and her South Florida Aquatic Club teammates got off to a good start Friday at the 14&Under Florida Gold Coast Summer Long Course Junior Olympics Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Pelaez, 9, seeded second, won the 10-and-under 400-meter freestyle in a lifetime-best and team record 5:01.86, shaving 13.58 seconds off her previous best of 5:15.44. Her time was faster than boys’ winner and SOFLO teammate Zackary Harris in 5:04.47.

“That definitely was a record performance,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said.

It was her third team record and first of nine events (seven individual and two relays).

“My goal was to drop my time but I was surprised I swam so fast,” Pelaez said. “I felt better in the second half because I had to get used to the pool and the water.”

Pelaez has her sights set on the 2004 FGC Open record of 4:53.07 held by Becca Heller and 2003 FGC record of 4:47.79 by Jenny Yazbec in the distance event.

“I wanted to get a first place medal. I am trying to reach some Florida Gold Coast records. I am starting with team records and then Florida Gold Coast and national records. I am trying to get them before I get older. It motivates me.”

Everyone seemed motivated on opening night. Early high point leaders are Rebecca Montero, 10, of AquaKids Sharks (22 points); Agustin Rodriguez, 10, of Hialeah Storm (24); Anna Auld, 12, of East Coast Aquatic Club (18); Michael Arias, 12, of SOFLO (15) just one point ahead of SOFLO teammate Jie Hoon Lee (14); Emily Cordovi, 14, of Gulliver Swim Club (16), one point ahead of Eriana Temperino, 14, of East Coast Aquatic Club (15); and Adrian Aguilar, 14, of Metro Aquatics (18).

Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club took the early lead in the combined (231), girls (93) and boys (138) on the opening day of the three-day meet.

“I am ecstatic for them because I know they worked really hard, not only from the coaches’ aspect but from the swimmers,” Anderson said. “They put a lot of time and effort into long course training and it shows.

“We didn’t really talk about being defending champions or the pressure that comes with it. It’s more of a culture influence that the kids want to be champions. It’s more of a motivation for them to get up and go fast. They get excited about winning.

“The one thing we are stressing is they have to get up and perform in the morning because you never know what the afternoon weather will hold,” Anderson said.

SOFLO had two other champions. Zackary Harris, 10, won the boys 400-meter freestyle in 5:04.47. SOFLO also won the 11-12 400-meter freestyle relay in 4:17.55 with John Paul Handal, Nicolas Rossi, Jie Hoon Lee and Michael Arias.

In one of the more exciting races of the night, Gulliver’s Phillip Meira, 12, of Gulliver Swim Club just out-touched SOFLO’s Jie Hoon Lee, 12, 1:07.55-1:07.65. Both were best times.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 231, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 144.54, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 112, 4. Hialeah Storm 108, 5. North Palm Beach 83, 6. Pine Crest Swimming 79, 7. Metro Aquatic Club 67, 8. Azura Florida Aquatic 66, 9. Jupiter Dragons 63, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 57.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 93, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 91, 3. North Palm Beach 80, 4. Gulliver Prep 78, 5. Pine Crest 56, 6. AquaKids Sharks, Jupiter 42, 8. Coral Springs 41, 9. FLA, Hialeah 31.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 138, 2. Hialeah Storm 77, 3. Metro Aquatics 60, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 55, 5. Pompano Beach 54, 6. East Coast Aquatic Club 53.5, 7. Gulliver Swim Club 34, 8. Plantation Swim Team, Big Gator Swimming 33, 10. Swim Fort Lauderdale 24.

GIRLS

200-meter backstroke: 11-12, 1. Mattie Barfield, FLA 2:31.80, 2. Paige MacEachern, Unattached 2:33.10, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 2:34.32; 13-14, 1. Madison Cummings, East Coast 2:25.37, 2. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 2:27.34, 3. Gabriella Antonini, Gulliver 2:31.49.

50-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 28.50, 2. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 28.66, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 28.79; 13-14, 1. Eriana Temperino, East Coast 27.72, 2. Allora Williams, SwimFast 27.86, 3. Jennifer Secrest, North Palm Beach 28.23.

100-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Anna Auld, East Coast 1:20.46, 2. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 1:21.58, 3. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 1:23.10; 13-14, 1. Madison Lichtig, North Palm Beach 1:17.99, 2. Hannah Virgin, Unattached 1:18.07, 3. Olivia Hernandez, Gulliver 1:18.57.

100-meter butterfly: 11-12, 1. Madelyn Hebert, East Coast 1:08.58, 2. Valerie Barreto, Gulliver 1:09.06, 3. Jocelyn Ruiz, Blue Marlins 1:09.10; 13-14, 1. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 1:04.09, 2. Alexandra Meszaros, Pine Crest 1:04.94, 3. Eriana Temperino, East Coast 1:05.08.

400-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 5:01.86, 2. Rebecca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 5:07.04, 3. Rylie Montero, Azura 5:22.39; 11-12, 1. Anna Auld, East Coast 4:44.70, 2.Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 4:49.39, 3. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 4:53.81; 13-14, 1. Nicole Gomez, North Palm Beach 4:35.01, 2. Juliana Talamo, Metro Aquatics 4:37.63, 3. Gabriella Antononi, Gulliver 4:38.37.

200-meter freestyle relay: 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 1:53.75 (Molly See, Alexandra Meszaros, Rachel Contich, Savannah Yates), 2. North Palm Beach 1:55.51, 3. Lake Lytal Lightning 1:56.16;

400-meter freestyle relay: 11-12, 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 4:21.62 (Megan Murphy, Beatriz Amorim, Anna Auld, Madelyn Hebert), 2. SOFLO 4:23.30 (Paige Lane, Molly Golding, Katrina Del Vecchio), 3. FLA Aquatics 4:32.53.

800-meter freestyle relay: 13-14, 1. Gulliver 9:03.40 (Emily Cordovi, Gabriella Antonini, Nicole Luchau, Olivia Hernandez), 2. North Palm Beach 9:03.56, 3. Pine Crest 9:13.

BOYS

200-meter backstroke: 11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, East Coast 2:28.08, 2. Lance Lesage, Plantation Swim Team 2:31.90, 3. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 2:36.01; 13-14, 1. John Torres, Big Gator 2:17.41, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:18.98, 3. Bryan Rivero, Hialeah 2:19.96.

50-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Robert Wilson, Plantation Swim Team 27.52, 2. Alexander Meyer, Coral Springs Swim Club 27.94, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, Jupiter 28.17; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, Metro Aquatics 25.45, 2. Mattheus Santos, Pompano Beach 25.78, 3. Andrew Garcia, FLA 26.04.

100-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 1:19.65, 2. Jie Hoon Lee, SOFLO 1:20.76, 3. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 1:21.38; 13-14, 1. Matthew Petreski, Pine Crest 1:11.40, 2. TylerBland, Unattached 1:13.22, 3. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 1:16.16.

100-meter butterfly: 11-12, 1. Phillip Meira, Gulliver 1:07.55, 2. Jie Hoon Lee, SOFLO 1:07.65, 3. Kevin Fanjul, Blue Marlins 1:08.18; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, Metro Aquatics 1:00.66, 2. Drake Gil, Boca Raton 1:00.67, 3. Diego Machado, Azura 1:00.78.

400-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 5:04.47, 2. Nicholas Kjaerulff, East Coast 5:04.67, 3. John Trieu, Unattached 5:14.12; 11-12, 1. Raphael Santos, Pompano Beach 4:37.47, 2. Maxim Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:37.74, 3. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 4:41.25; 13-14, 1. Mattheus Santos, Pompano Beach 4:14.10, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:17.29, 3. Jonathan Rodriguez, Gulliver 4:20.68.

200-meter freestyle relay: 13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:47.44 (Adrian Aguilar, Andres Vargas, David Montana, Anthony Suardiaz), 2. FLA Aquatics 1:48.35, 3. Hialeah Storm 1:48.50.

400-meter freestyle relay: 11-12, 1. SOFLO 4:17.55 (John Paul Handal, Nicolas Rossi, Jie Hoon Lee, Michael Arias), 2. Plantation Swim Team 4:26.76, 3. Hialeah 4:30.56.

800-meter freestyle relay: 13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 8:33.38, 2. Azura 8:37.55, 3. SOFLO 8:49.39 (Leonardo Mateus, Gabriel Segui, Sebastian Sevilla, Rafael Rodriguez).

IF YOU GO

What: 14 & Under Florida Gold Coast Summer Long Course Junior Olympics

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, 9 a.m. prelims, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. prelims, finals 6 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street, Plantation

Admission: $3 per session, $5 prelim heat sheet per session, $3 finals heat sheet. For information call 954-452-2526.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Swimmers End On Winning Note, Capture Combined Team Title At International Classic


By Sharon Robb

June 28, 2015—Zackary Harris, Joseph Lee and Alejandro Mateus led South Florida Aquatic Club on the third and final day of the Swim Fort Lauderdale Sharks International Classic Sunday at Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center.

South Florida Aquatic Club, with depth and talent, won the combined team title with 513 points. The boys were runners-up with 324 points and girls finished third with 189 points.

Zackary Harris won the 10-and-under 100-meter freestyle in 1:08.31 followed by Alejandro Mateus second in 1:12.20.

Harris also won the 50-meter breaststroke in 44.94 followed by Mateus in 46.28.

Joseph Lee won the 11-12 50-meter breaststroke in 37.71 and 100-meter butterfly in 1:09.45.

Alejandro Mateus won the 10-and-under 100-meter butterfly in 1:19.61 followed by Harris in 1:20.04.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Florida State senior Marc Rojas, second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:06.46.

John Paul Handal, second in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:04.85.

Kathleen Golding, third in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:13.46.

Jessica Rodriguez, third in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:14.6, finishing ahead of former teammate Valentina Artemeva, seventh in 1:15.37.

Rafael Rodriguez, second in the 100-meter freestyle in 57.99.

“Tonight we got into the flow of the meet after the rain delays and breaks,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said. “The kids swam far better in finals.

“I am real excited to get back to two more weeks of solid training and fine tuning before starting the championship season off right,” Anderson said.

SOFLO swimmers will have a chance to make more cuts at the Area Championships that the team will host, followed by Junior Olympics, Senior Championships, Futures, Senior Zones, Pan American Games and World Championships.

Gulliver Swim Club and host Swim Fort Lauderdale swept the team titles.

Gulliver won the women’s team title with 314 points followed Greenwich YWCA Dolphins with 282 and South Florida Aquatic Club with 189.

Swim Fort Lauderdale captured the men’s team title with 340 points ahead of South Florida Aquatic Club with 324 and Gulliver with 191 points.

Teams that competed during the three-day meet were: Ace Aquatics, AquaKids Sharks, Bob Karl Swim Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, El Milenio, Fenaba, Greenwich YWCA Dolphins, Gulf Coast Swim Team, Gulliver Swim Club, Hungary, Lake Lytal Lightning, Pine Crest Swim Team, Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA, Sarasota Tsunami, South Florida Aquatic Club, host Swim Fort Lauderdale and YMCA of the Triangle Area.

SUNDAY RESULTS

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gulliver Swim Club 314, 2. Greenwich YWCA Dolphins 282, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 189, 4. AquaKids Sharks 177, 5. Pine Crest Swim Team 138.5, 6. Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team 122, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 110.5, 8. Hungary 70, 9. El Milenio 36, 10. YMCA of the Triangle Area 23.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 340, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 324, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 191.5, 4. Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team 135, 5. AquaKids Sharks 110, 6. tie, Pine Crest Swim Team and Greenwich 108, 8. Boca Raton Swim Team 60, 9. Azura Florida Aquatics 42, 10. Ace Aquatics 36.

WOMEN

800-meter freestyle:

Open, 1. Niki Urquidi, Gulliver 9:04.06, 2. Namilla Sanchez, Gulliver 9:12.42, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 9:13.46.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, South Florida Aquatic Club 1:08.31, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.20, 3. Makar Goncharov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:17.83; 11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich 1:01.84, 2. Christine Flood, Greenwich 1:05.33, 3. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 1:05.42; 13-14, 1. Kate Hazlett, Greenwich 59.11, 2. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 59.31, 3. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 59.34; Open, 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 57.04, 2. Anya Egorova, Gulliver 58.08, 3. Emma Lincoln, Swim Fort Lauderdale 59.65.

50-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Micaela Sierra, Unattached 37.29, 2. Athene Kovacs, Unattached 41.97, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 43.65; 11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich 35.94, 2. Claire Michalik, Greenwich 37.47, 3. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 38.12.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Hailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 1:17.37, 2. Heaven Bazo, SRQ 1:17.57, 3. Marissa Lopez-Ona, Unattached 1:19.41; Open, 1. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 1:13.56, 2. Emily Kopas, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:14.00, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:14.62.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Athena Kovacs, Unattached 1:10.51, 2. Lauren Balfour, Unattached 1:18.40, 3. Jenna Santiago, SRQ 1:24.01; 11-12, 1. Valerie Barreto, Gulliver 1:09.01, 2. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich 1:10.50, 3. Claire Michalik, Greenwich 1:10.96.

200-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 2:22.02, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKidsSharks 2:25.65, 3. Molly See, Pine Crest 2:25.72; Open, 1. Amanda Tipton, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:21.90, 2. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 2:23.12, 3. Allison Kopas, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:24.04.

MEN

1500-meter freestyle:

Open, 1. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 16:03.21, 2. Dylan Allen, Swim Fort Lauderdale 16:56.99, 3. Jonathan Rodriguez, Gulliver 17:05.69.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:08.31, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.20, 3. Makar Goncharov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:17.83; 11-12, 1. Max Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:03.74,2. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:04.85, 3. David Gonzalez, Gulliver 1:05.82; 13-14, 1. Hunter Ingram, Unattached 57.40, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 57.99, 3. Drake Gil, Boca Raton Swim Team 58.14; Open, 1. Thiago Sickert, ACE 51.67, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 52.46, 3. Raphael Marcoux, Swim Fort Lauderdale 53.16.

50-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 44.94, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 46.28, 3. Makar Goncharov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 48.45; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 37.71, 2. Parker Rosenthal, Gulliver 38.58, 3. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 38.71.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Jake Ritz, UGYW 1:16.21, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, Azura 1:16.36, 3. Kevin Degryze, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:16.65; Open, 1. Jonathan Rutter, PCY 1:04.58, 2. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 1:06.46, 3. Ryan Graff, Pine Crest 1:08.90.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:19.61, 2. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:20.04, 3. Jason Cuffe, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:32.95; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:09.45, 2. David Gonzalez, Gulliver 1:12.59, 3. Alexander Hazlett, Greenwich 1:14.70.

200-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Drake Gil, Boca Raton Swim Team 2:18.60, 2. Matthew Petreski, Pine Crest 2:20.19, 3. Andrew Kalaman, SRQ 2:25.54; Open, 1. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:05.07, 2. Nicholas Nord, Gulliver 2:08.91, 3. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 2:12.84.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Swims Well On Day Two Of International Classic


By Sharon Robb

June 27, 2015—Erika Pelaez, Rafael Rodriguez, Joseph Lee and Zackary Harris led South Florida Aquatic Club on Day Two of the Swim Fort Lauderdale Sharks International Classic Saturday at Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center.

Against a good field, Pelaez, 8, won the 10-and-under 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:19.43, dropping 1:22.33. Pelaez was also second in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:50.68, also a best time dropping from 2:54.37.

Harris, 10, won the 10-and-under 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:20.26, dropping from 1:21.06. He was also second in the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:47.65 (2:48.88 previous best) followed by teammate Alejandro Mateus in a best time 2:56.36 (2:59.40 previous best), who was also second in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:24.34.

Lee, 12, won the 11-12 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:35.58 (2:37.98 previous best) and 100-meter backstroke in 1:14.77 (1:18.58 previous best). Lee was also second in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:46.07, dropping from 4;50.23.

Rodriguez won the 13-14 400-meter freestyle in 4:22.66 and was third in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:22.33.

“Our kids are swimming well in non-tech suits and swimming best times,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said. “We are still in the middle of heavy training. This will give them a lot of confidence for the championship meets.”

Other top SOFLO performers were:

Paige Lane, 12, second in the 11-12 50-meter freestyle in 29.64, best time dropping from 30.19

Kayla Cunningham, 12, second in the 11-12 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:14.38, dropping from 1:16.03.

Kyana Castro, 12, third in the 11-12 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:40.73, dropping from 2:41.99 and third in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:58.66, also a best time dropping from 4:59.62.

Kathleen Golding, 14, third in the 50-meter freestyle in 27.54.

Marcella Marinheiro, 20, third in the open 200-meter backstroke in 2:25.85.

Leonardo Mateus was second in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:25.17.

Gulliver Swim Club and Swim Fort Lauderdale remain in the lead after two days of competition.

Gulliver Swim Club has a one-point lead over Greenwich YWCA Dolphins, 214-213, in the women’s competition. South Florida Aquatic Club is third with 152 points.

Host Swim Fort Lauderdale leads South Florida Aquatic Club, 245-222.

Teams competing during the three-day meet are: Ace Aquatics, AquaKids Sharks, Bob Karl Swim Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, El Milenio, Fenaba, Greenwich YWCA Dolphins, Gulf Coast Swim Team, Gulliver Swim Club, Hungary, Lake Lytal Lightning, Pine Crest Swim Team, Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA, Sarasota Tsunami, South Florida Aquatic Club, host Swim Fort Lauderdale and YMCA of the Triangle Area.

The three-day meet continues on Sunday with timed finals beginning at 8:30 a.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gulliver Swim Club 214, 2. Greenwich YWCA Dolphins 213, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 152, 4. AquaKids Sharks 131, 5. Pine Crest 90.5, 6. Sarasota Tsunami 90, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 68.5, 8. Hungary 45, 9. El Milenio 32, 10. Fenaba 14.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 245, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 222, 3. Gulliver 136, 4. Sarasota Tsunami 106, 5. Greenwich 93, 6. Pine Crest 81, 7. AquaKids Sharks 79, 8. Boca Raton Swim Team 36, 9. Azura Florida Aquatics 31, 10. Fenaba 26.

WOMEN

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Athena Kovacs, Unattached 2:38.29, 2. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 2:50.68, 3. Micaela Sierra, Unattached 2:51.16; 11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich 2:28.58, 2. Claire Michalik, Greenwich 2:35.01, 3. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 2:40.73; 13-14, 1. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 2:23.62, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:30.11, 3. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 2:31.05; Open, 1. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 2:20.53, 2. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 2:22.84, 3. Amanda Tipton, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:23.43.

50-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Athena Kovacs, Unattached 30.44, 2. Lauren Balfour, Unattached 31.59, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 32.42; 11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich 28.75, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 29.64, 3. Claire Michalik, Greenwich 30.16; 13-14, 1. Kate Hazlett, Greenwich 27.40, 2. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 27.43, 3. Hailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 27.58; Open, 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 26.18, 2. Valentina Artemova, Unattached 27.24, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 27.54.

400-meter freestyle:

11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwood 4:38.60, 2. Janet D’Alessandro, AquaKids Sharks 4:57.56, 3. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 4:58.66; 13-14, 1. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 4:25.29, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:27.46, 3. Heaven Bazo, SRQ 4:39.30; Open, 1. Niki Urquidi, Gulliver 4:19.05, 2. Anya Egorova, Gulliver 4:22.69, 3. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 4:26.33.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:19.43, 2. Jenna Santiago 1:20.66, 3. Micaela Sierra, Unattached 1:21.00; 11-12, 1. Claire Michalik, Greenwich 1:12.03, 2. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 1:14.38, 3. Simone Vale, Unattached 1:16.94.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Kate Hazlett, Greenwich 2:22.37, 2. Anna Freed, SRQ 2:27.01, 3. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 2:27.27; Open, 1. Amanda Tipton, SFTL 2:20.89, 2. Kate Moore, YOTA 2:25.81, 3. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:25.85.

MEN

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Makar Goncharov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:40.08, 2. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:47.65, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:56.36; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 2:35.58, 2. Max Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:39.05, 3. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 2:39.80; 13-14, 1. Matthew Petreski, Pine Crest 2:20.13, 2. Nicholas Vale, Unattached 2:21.13, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:22.33; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:06.54, 2. Jonathan Rutter, PCY 2:07.41, 3. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 2:14.64.

50-meter freestyle:

11-12, 1. Max Tretyakov, SFTL 29.70, 2. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 30.38, 3. Alexander Hazlett, Greenwich 30.53; 13-14, 1. Hunter Ingram, Unattached 26.15, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, Azura 26.63, 3. Nicholas Vale, Unattached 26.79; Open, 1. Raphael Marcoux, SFTL 24.30, 2. Nick Carter, Gulliver 24.36, 3. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 24.89.

400-meter freestyle:

11-12, 1. Max Tretyakov, SFTL 4:44.15, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 4:46.07, 3. Aidan Murphy, SRQ 4;53.09; 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:22.66, 2. Jonathan Rodriguez, Gulliver 4:23.90, 3. Franco Xavier Melian, FEN 4:26.01; Open, 1. Jonathan Rutter, PCY 4:05.14, 2. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 4:06.39, 3. Nick Carter, Gulliver 4:08.33.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:20.26, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:24.34, 3. Peter Michalik, Greenwich 1:36.50; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:14.77, 2. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 1:15.35, 3. Alexander Hazlett, Greenwich 1:16.90.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Elvis Kotikovski, Azura 2:19.56, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:25.17, 3. Jared Repassy, SRQ 2:33.09; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 2:06.59, 2. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 2:14.42, 3. Nicolas Oberndorfer, Gulliver 2:16.55.

IF YOU GO

What: Swim Fort Lauderdale Sharks International Classic

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Center, SW 36th St. & SW 75th Ave., Davie

Schedule: Sunday 8:30 a.m. Timed Finals

Admission: $3 per session, $3 heat sheets. For information call 954-463-0627.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com