ArticlesJun 06 2012
- Written by Sharon Robb
Coral Springs Swim Club/SOFLO swimmers took another step forward during last weekend's Comets Florida Gold Coast Area 2 Developmental Meet at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.
Several had impressive time drops while others turned in Junior Olympic qualifying cut times.
In the 50-meter breaststroke, Ashley Nagy, 8, dropped from 1:17.93 to 1:11.9 and in the 50-meter backstroke from 1:08.64 to 58.19. Nagy competed in five events.
"She had a really good meet," South Florida Aquatic Club age group coach Jessica Nugent said.
Meredith McDade, 7, dropped from 1:15.88 to 1:09.44 in the 50-meter breaststroke.
Victoria Grimaldi, 8, had two time drops in the 50-meter breaststroke from 1:03.44 to 1:00.85 and 100-meter freestyle from 1:52.48 to 1:50.31.
Sam McCormick, 10, dropped from 47.51 to 43.03 in the 50-meter freestyle.
Nicholas Dworet, 12, earned his Junior Olympic cut time in the 50-meter freestyle in 34.46, under the 34.49 JO time. "That was awesome, he really was working at trying to get that," Nugent said.
Gianluca Savino, 11, of White Group also earned his JO cut in the 200-meter breaststroke in 3:24.75. White Group teammates Greg Trimball, 10, went from 2:07.18 to 2:04.65 and Joshua Hanks, 8, went from 1:57.51 to 1:54.73, both in the 100-meter breaststroke.
Amber Candido, 8, dropped from 1:06.33 to 1:03.42 in the 50-meter backstroke.
Dominique Bejardo dropped from 1:19.14 to 1:17.14 in the 100-meter freestyle.
Kailey Norusis, 10, improved from 1:05.70 to 1:01.17 in the 50-meter butterfly.
Gold Group's Alejandro Carzola, 12, competed in his first meet for Mullins Park. He swam the 50-meter breaststroke and 50-meter freestyle.
"He did really well in his first meet with us," Nugent said. "It was good experience for him."
Nugent said another good swim was by Anna Gally, a member of the Gold Group.
Gally swam the 100-meter butterfly in 2:10.11. "We were so impressed that she did this event because she was the only swimmer that we have ever put into that very difficult event. She did an amazing job at it."
Nugent and the coaching staff was pleased with swimmers' efforts throughout the challenging meet.
"We had some good drops," Nugent said. "It was a tough meet. With the bad weather before the meet we didn't have a lot of time to practice.
"Overall, we were very pleased how they looked especially with their butterfly stroke. They had good rhythm. They did everything we asked them."
Mullins Park and White & Blue Group swimmers are now back in the pool getting ready for their big travel meet of the summer. The swimmers will compete in the June 17th Bone Island FC Age Group
Invitational at Florida
Keys Community College.
Mullins Swimmers Honored
At the recent Coral Springs Swim Club banquet, six swimmers were honored with Coaches Awards from Mullins Park.
Top Red Group swimmers were Olivia Alvarez and Aidan Celestin; Green Group swimmers were Meredith McDade and Jeremiah Bang and Gold Group swimmers were C.J. Earnest and Kailey Norusis.