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Speedo Winter Championships Final Results

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After an action-packed 4 days, the 2017 Annual Speedo Championships have come to an end. Coral Springs Swim Club members performed not only well, they also showed tenacity, grit and sportsmanship. Our swimmers have been working hard with our Coaches in preparation for the Championships and  it is exciting to see how their hard work during practice materializes into impressive swims during competition.


The final team results are as follows. CSSC placed 14th out of the 47 teams competing in the championships with a total of 300 points. The top teams were Pine Crest  in 1st place with 1317.5 points, followed by Azura Florida Aquatics in 2nd with 1165 points and Saint Andrew’s in 3rd with 923.5 points. Our Womens team earned 206 points and were ranked 9th while our Mens team earned 94 points and were ranked 19th.


Many of our swimmers achieved Junior Olympic qualifying times at the Championships including 14-year-old Sarah Schimansky and 12-year-old Kaitlyn Bonasera in their 1650 Free (18:40.14 and 20:12.43 respectively), 14-year-old Olivia Mason in her 50 Fly (29.46), 14-year-old Grant Aran in his 50 Fly (25.74), 200 Back (2:08.03) and his 50 Back (27.86), 11-year-old Nicole Creed in her 50 Back (32.16), 13-year-old Brianna Datile in her 50 Breast (34.77), 12-year-old Elizabeth Olson in her 100 Fly (1:12.38), 12-year-old Payton Ward in her 200 Breast (2:52.67) and  100 Free (1:01.20), 10-year-olds Sammy Schoenborn and Carolyn Powell in their 200 Free (2:29.71 and 2:30.21 respectively) Powell also qualified with her 2nd place finish in her 50 Back at 33.78, and 14-year-old Jason Bonasera in his 200 Breast (2:30.71) and his 100 Free (53.66)


14-year-old Brian Gonzalez qualified for the Spring Sectionals in his 1650 Free (17:14.53), as did 16-year-old Chloe Carignan in her 50 Free (28.67), 16-year-old Andres McKeon and 14-year-old Darion Louis-Jeune in their 50 Fly (25.88 and 28.06 respectively),


13-year-olds Giulianna Garcia and Riley McCormick both qualified for Summer Sectionals in their 50 Fly with respective times of 27.62 and 28.53 as did 18-year-old Megan Schimansky with her 1st place finish in her 50 Fly at 28.49, 13-year-old Micaela Sierra with her 6th place finish in her 50 Breast (31.88), 14-year-old Faith Fowler in her 50 Back (30.37)


David Blanco (16), Connor Marks (15), Guillermo Barrios (15), Sam McCormick (15),  Patrick Franzino, Gregory Trimble (16), and Sofia Barrios (14) all qualified for the Winter Sectionals in their 50 Fly with respective times of 25.61,26.22, 26.24, 26.30, 27.00, 27.27 and 29.78. Ryan Brander (13) qualified in his 50 Breast at 32.85 while 10-year-olds Mariana Montes and Isabella Perez qualified in their 200 Free with respective times of 2:36.11 and 2:39.53.


The Championships are over but with these qualifying times, CSSC can look forward to more exciting events as 2017 comes to an end.


 Photo Credit: Lorena Schoenborn



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Speedo Championships Day 3

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The third day of the 27th Annual Speedo Winter Championships were sunny and bright with outstanding swims and thrilling heats.


After the third day of competition, CSSC has secured their 13th place position with 180 points and 3 points ahead of Warwick Academy in 15th place, The top 3 ranked teams are Pine Crest  in 1st place with 871. 50 points, followed by Azura in 2nd with 827 points and Saint Andrew’s in 3rd with 630.5 points.


Our Womens team is currently ranked 10th with 118 points while our Mens team stands at 17th with 62 points.


Saturday’s stand out events include 10-year-old Carolyn Powell’s 2nd place victory in her 50 Back with an impressive time of 33.78 and 13-year-old Giulianna Garcia’s 3rd place finish in her 100 Fly at 59.81. Powell also placed 9th in her 100 Free at 1:07.65 while Garcia placed 7th in her grueling 400 IM, finishing in 4:46.71.


Gregory Trimble (16) Brain Gonzalez (14), Jason Bonasera (17) also swam the 400 IM. Trimble placed 8th at 4:35.06, Gonzalez  finished in 10th place at 4:37.89, and Bonasera came in 17th at 4:47.17.  


Saturday’s events included more thrilling relays. Our Womens 13-14  team swam their 400 Medley in 4:13.71 and came in 4th place while our Mens 13-14 finished at 4:00.64 and in 8th place.  Our Mens team also finished in 8th at 3:49.64.


11-year-old Nicole Creed swam her 100 Back in an impressive 1:08.81 placing her in 8th while ten-year-old Connor Marks completed his at 57.38 placing him in 10th. Megan Schimansky (18) finished 8th in her 100 Back at 1:03.62.


Sunday’s weather remains sunny and is an ideal setting for the final day of the Speedo Championships. We are excited to see CSSC swimmers and families coming out to both compete and support our swimmers at the event. The hard work and dedication from both our Coaches and swimmers is coming to fruition this weekend.

2017 Speedo Winter Champs Day 2

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The second day of the 27th Annual Speedo Winter Championships brought both beautiful weather and stand-out swims from Coral Springs Swim Club.


After the second day of competition, CSSC moved up in the rankings and is now tied in 13th place with YMCA of South Florida at 109 points each. The top 3 ranked teams are still  Azura Florida Aquatics, Pine Crest Swim Team, and Saint Andrew's Aquatics with Pine Crest overtaking Azura Florida Aquatics. Pine Crest is currently in 1st place with 508. 5 points, followed by Azura in 2nd with 497 points and Saint Andrew’s in 3rd with 368. 5 points.


Our Womens and Mens teams both held their respective 9th and 12th place positions. The Womens team has accumulated 68 points while our Mens team accumulated 41 points.


Friday’s stand out events include Giulianna Garcia’s 200 Fly. Garcia overtook her competition and came in 2nd at 2:13.73. Garcia also swam an excellent 200 Breast and placed 7th with a time of 2:34.26.


Faith Fowler placed 5th in her 200 Back with an impressive time of 2:13.07 while Megan Schimansky placed 6th in her 200 Back at 2:17.50.


Our Womens team took 4th in the Womens 13-14 400 Free relay with a combined time of 3:46.04 which was less than a second behind the Wahoos of Wellington team who came in 3rd. Our Mens team places 7th in the same event at 3:31.69 as well as 7th in the 400 Free Relay at 3:22.03.


We are also impressed with the following 200 Back events. Kaitlyn Bonasera placed 9th at 2:31.89, and Connor Marks and Grant Aran’s 10th place finishes in their heats with respective times of  2:03.59 and 2:08.03.


Andres McKeon placed 9th in his 100 Free at 49.35 as did Jason Bonasera in his 200 Breast at 2:30.71 and Brian Gonzalez in his 200 Fly 2:08.52.


Saturday’s sun is shining bright and we are expecting to see our swimmers continue to impress throughout this gorgeous day in South Florida.


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