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Winter Champs

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The 26th Annual 2016 Speedo Winter Champs Meet was hosted by Plantation Swim Team. On November 17-20th, Coral Springs Swim Club competed alongside 50 other swim teams at Central Park’s Plantation Aquatic Complex pool in Plantation, Florida.

Azura Florida Aquatics placed 1st in the Championships with 1,390 points, followed by East Coast Aquatic Club at 2nd place with 1,205 points, while 3rd went to Pine Crest Swim Team with 1,108 points. Coral Springs Swim Club placed 10th among 51 Teams with a cumulative 403 points (266 earned by our women and 137 by our men).

Head Coach Bruno Darzi was thrilled with the events that transpired over the weekend. He said, "I am proud of our team performances This past season has been especially challenging due to the pool renovations and the limited pool space. We had some incredible individual performances".

Giulianna Garcia certainly performed at the event. She earned an impressive 58 points for CSSC in the Womens age 11-12 division. Garcia swam in 8 final events and earned 2nd place in the 200 Fly (2:18.15), the 400 IM (4:50.44) and the 100 Fly (1:02.10). She also dropped 6 seconds from her 200 Breast and came in 3rd at 2:35.86.

 Riley Botting earned 39 points and Briana Dattile earned 19 in the same age group. Botting beat her personal best time by nearly 5 seconds with a 1st victory in the 200 Breast (2:33.81). Botting also swam a skilled 50 Breast with a 2nd place finish at 33.29. Dattile also tackled the 50 Breast and placed 4th at 34.08.

Connor Marks dropped time in almost every event. He earned 27 points for CSSC in the Mens age 13-14 division. Some of his stand out events include his 2nd place finished in both the 50 and 100 Back (27.61 and 57.85 respectively) and 3rd in the 200 Back where he finished at 2:04.33 by dropping nearly 5 seconds from his personal best time.

The trend of our swimmers achieving personal best times at the meet continued with Samuel McCormick who placed 2nd in his 50 Breast at 29.42 by dropping a half a second from his previous record. McCormick also dropped 9.5 seconds from his 200 Breast and finished in 9th place at 2:23.55.

Sarah Schimansky and Riley McCormick both channeled their ability to endure the strenuous 1650 Free Schimansky dropped 22 seconds from her previous record in the event, finishing at 18:41.66 and in 6th place while McCormick dropped 37 seconds from hers finishing at 19:51.95 and earning 7th.

Kalvin Hernandez earned 18 points for CSSC. He placed 6th in both the 50 Fly (24.29) and the 100 Free (48.62) and 7th in both the 100 IM (56.52) and 100 Fly (53.37). Megan Schimansky earned a cumulative  11 points for CSSC by placing 4th in her 50 Back (28.09) and 7th in her 200 Back (2:12.46).

Other stand out performances from the Championships include Julie Mason’s 8th place in her 400 IM (4:58.62), Faith Fowler’s 500 Free (where she swam a personal best by 2.60 seconds at 5:28.76), Ryan Brander’s 9th place finishes in both the 50 and 200 Breast (34.17 and 2:47.54), Cody Chin’s 7th place finish in the 100 Fly (57.33), Brooke Cordoba’s 9th place finish in the 50 Breast (33.43), and Andres McKeon’s 10th place finish in the 200 Free (1:48.36).

With such these performances we are greatly looking forward to our upcoming meets. We wish all of our swimmers, coaches, and their families a Happy Thanksgiving and are thankful for all that you do to make CSSC such a success. 

Sunrise Sizzler and Turkey Classic

 Sunrise Swimming SizzlerSunrise Swimming hosted the 8 and Under Sizzler on November 4th. Coral Springs Swim Club’s younger swimmers were honored to compete at the meet and did so with both skill and precision. Jessica Long was proud of each and every one of them, “they all did so well”.

Braelyn Thorpe was at the top pf her game. She earned 1st place victories in 3 different races, the 25 Fly (26.73), 25 Back (24.65), and 25 Free (23.42), and 2nd place in the 25 Breast at 30.64. We are so proud of her and all of our other swimmers who competed at the event and their families who cheered our swimmers on.

CSSC relies heavily on the support of our volunteers. They selflessly give their time to run things behind the scenes and their hard work is a huge part of our success.  A big thank you to Jorge Aguila, a team parent, who helped us greatly running and organizing the relays at the Sizzler.

Other highlights of the meet include Daniel Gil-Restrepo’s 3rd place finish in the 25 Back (32.37), and Jorge Aguila’s 3rd place finish in the 25 Butterfly (21.81).  David Rodriguez finished the 25 Fly just behind Aguila at 22.0, resulting in 5th place.  

CSSC Girls combined their efforts and made a fantastic showing in the 8 and Under 100 Relay. 2nd place was secured by teammates 6-year-old Braelyn Thorpe, 7-year-old Molly Chaison, and 8-year-olds Alejandra Gil and Sophia El Chantiry. Their time 1:22.28 was sandwiched between 2 teams from Pine Crest Swim Team who took 1st at 1:15.23 and 3rd at 1:23.6.

Our Boys took third place in the 8 and Under 100 Free relay. 7-year-olds Jorge Aguila and Alex Mitov, began the relay with speed and strong technique while 8-year-olds David Rodriguez and Dominique Aris finished it with an impressive final time of 1:23.52. Another team consisting 5-year-old Daniel Gil-Restrepo, 7-year-olds Gabriel Delpino and John Albornoz, and 8-year old Tomas Tavares Juvencio also did well in the relay, securing 7th place with a combined time of 1:38.81.

We recently welcomed some swimmers new to CSSC. This Sizzler was the first meet for Noa Nierman, Samantha Grossman, Tomas Tavares Juvencio, Logan Jeffrey, Kenslee Ward, Catlin O’Mara, and Gabriel Delpino. We are thrilled with your performances at your first meet and are excited to see what your future with CSSC will hold in events to come.

The 2016 Piranhas Turkey Classic held on November 6th was hosted by the Pompano Beach Piranhas. CSSC was privileged to compete in this fantastic event and we saw amazing efforts and  great success from our swimmers.

 This was a first meet for Meaghan Swack, Avril Rosano, Josemiguel Marticorena, Jax and Cooper Yellin, Emma Lin, Max Cisternas, Adrianna Raucci, and Michael Tran. Coach Long happily reported that “they did great!

We saw some time drops at the Turkey Classic in a variety of events. In the 50 Fly, Courtney Hartung dropped 2 seconds (45.07) and Payton Schurr dropped 3 seconds (46.31). In the 50 Breast Kaitlyn Irwin and, Vivi Fernandez each dropped 8 seconds (1:04.97 and 55.53 respectively), David Rodriguez dropped 2 seconds (1:03.44), Oscar Dougherty dropped 4 seconds (57.74), and Catherine Voit dropped one second (55.19).

 The 50 Free was a blast for all of our swimmers and resulted in personal bests for many. Molly Chaison dropped 13 seconds (50.40), Oscar Dougherty dropped 14 seconds (40.84), Camden Dumas dropped 2 seconds (47.10), Courtney Hartung dropped 4 seconds (39.17), and Kyra Rattray dropped 4 seconds (43.02).

Although the three above events resulted in many successes and personal bests, the event that stood out the most was the 50 Backstroke, which was a very strong race for all kids. Coach Long saw great gains from Addison Palumbo (56.34), Emma Lin (59.66) and Kaitlyn Irwin (55.07).  Jack Maniscalco dropped 3 seconds (1:01.78), Kenneth Rattray 8 seconds (1:12.87), Antony Palumbo dropped 3 seconds (48.09), Valerie Block 21 seconds (49.25), and Camden Dumas dropped 3 seconds (54.48).  Coach Long attributes the success of these times to the efforts put forth by both swimmers and coaches at practice. She notes that “we have been really working hard on the backstroke specifically”.

Coach Bar Bogoslavsky also enjoys watching her kids compete. She said, “meets are a great way for me to see what needs to be worked on and I was very proud of Silver group in their races”. Coach Bogoslavsky will continue to train her students and she is “looking forward to our home meet in December”. 

 

2016 Halloween Celebration

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Superman, Harry Potter, Ninja Turtles, a scarecrow, a Knight-in-Shining -Armor, a Ghost Buster, and a Life Guard were all guests at the Coral Springs Swim Club annual Halloween Party. The Party, held on Thursday, October 27th, was a screaming good time. Swimmers and families from Red, Green, Gold, White, Blue and Silver all gathered at Cypress pool to celebrate the holiday with delicious food, a DJ dance-party, and costume contest.

 

2Head Coach Bruno Darzi sends a HUGE thank you to Coach Emma for taking charge and running everything amazingly in his absence and another thank you to Mike Nagy (aka SUPERMAN), and Coach Bar. 

11He also adds “we couldn’t have done it without help and support from our amazing volunteers”. Thank you, Christine Palumbo, Maureen Voit, Jodi Thorpe, Mrs. Rattray, and Mrs. Lay, for helping with set up and especially with clean up. You are a big part of why the party was such a huge success.

 

 

The costumes were a variety of scary, original, and fun. The competition for the costume contest was fierce, there were so many great ones to choose from but the swimmers listed below won in each of their categories.

Red Group: Daniel Gil-Restrepo-Police Officer

Silver Group: Mateo Colussi -Harry Potter

Green Group: Kaitlyn Irwin-The Nerd

Gold Group: Kyra Rattray-Vampire Queen

White Group: Kayleigh Didovic- Greek Goddess

Blue Group: Payton Ward-Popcorn

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Congratulations you, we have a sneaking suspicion that you will be getting way more tricks than treats on October 31st. We wish all CSSC families a safe and happy Halloween.

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