Published: Monday, 17 July 2017 21:03
Written by Elizabeth Butler
Sunrise Swimming hosted the Area 2 Championships July 14-16, 2017 in Sunrise, FL. Although the weather was temperamental and varied, Coral Springs Swim Club swimmers showed outstanding technique and tenacity as they tackled their various events. All of the age groups who competed showed improvement performanced well.
CSSC long-time veterans and newcomers alike gathered together to compete and had a great time doing so Coach Bar Bogoslavasky said that the Meet was “a great experience for all our swimmers, even some first time meet goers”.
Many of our swimmers qualified for the Junior Olympics over the weekend. On Friday evening Brittany Bean placed 2nd in her Girls 7-10 200 Free with a time of 2:55.21. Bean also qualified in her Saturday 100 Breast preliminaries with a time of 1:49.70. Lydia Lanahan also qualified for the JOs in her 200 Free in the 13-14 age division. She came in 2nd place at 2:24.70.
Grant Aran qualified in 2 different events. He finished his Boys 13-14 200 IM in 1st at 2:35.82 and 2nd place in his 100 Back Preliminary race with a time of 1:11.89. Alejandro Alvarez also qualified in his Boys 11-12 100 Back by finishing 1st at 1:23.57 as did Darion Louis-Jeune in his Boys 13-14 50 Fly in 5th at 32.185.
More JO qualifications include Rhania Suarez’s 2nd place finish in her Girls 7-10 50 Fly at 40.91 and Ryan Brander’s 3rd place finish in his Boys 13-14 100 Breast at 1:21.24.
David Blanco performed outstandingly both in his technique and in improving his previous personal records. He dropped time in every event in which he competed, resulting in 4 1st place final finishes including his 100 Fly (1:05.70), 50 Back (32.77), 100 Breast (1:16.44), and 200 Free (2:08.41). Blanco also earned 2nd place in his 200 IM (2:27.17).
Chloe Carignan also shaved time off of all her final races. She placed 1st in both her 100 Back (1:17.10) and 100 Free (1:06.57) and 2nd in her 100 Breast (1:28.69).
CSSC swimmers who also beat out their competition and placed 1st include Briana Dattile in her 50 Free (30.78), Amber Candido in her 100 Breast (1:28.95), Kaitlyn Bonasera in her 1500 Free (20:50.16), Nicole Creed in her 100 Back (1:18.01), and Grace Nemanic in her 50 Breast (42.87).
More noteworthy swims include Julia Civalero’s 2nd place finish in her 50 Fly (36.80), Patrick Franzino’s 2nd place finish in his 100 Breast (1:20.80), Jason Bonasera’s 3rd place finish in his 200 IM (2:40.53), Madison Hockman’s 3rd place finish in her 50 Breast (42.36), Guillermo Barrios’ 4th place finish in his 400 Free (4:51.90), Sophia El Chantiry’s 5th place finish in her 100 Fly (2:02.58), Isabella Perez’s 5th place finish in her 200 Free (3:03.80), and Fabrizio Parraga’s 5th place finish in his 400 Free (5:07.29).
Coach Bogoslavsky acknowledged the improved performances of her Mullins group at the championships, “ Coach Jessica and I are very proud of the hard work our swimmers have been putting in at practice and are pleased with the time drops and technical improvements we saw at the meet this weekend. We still have some improvements to be made but practice makes perfect.”
CSSC swimmers across all age groups who showcased improvement by impressive time drops include 12 year-old Steve Quispe, who shaved an impressive 45 seconds from his preliminary 100 back for a new personal best time of 1:56.28. Quispe also shaved nearly 15 seconds from his 50 Free (41.59). 9 year-old Carolyn Powell improved her 200 IM by 17 seconds, finishing in 4th place at 3:31.14 and 10 year-old Isabella Perez scaled back her 50 Free by 10 seconds (38.18) for a 6th place finish.
More swimmers who showed time improvements include 16 year-old Kyle Oliver, who shaved over 38 seconds from his 100 Back for a 3rd place finish at 1: 11.97, 14 year-old William Olson, who shaved 25 seconds from his 400 Free (5:27.39), 12 year-old Miguel Kocoglu, who shaved 24 seconds from his 100 Breast for a 4th place finish at 1:36.10, 11 year-old Alexander Taus-Nita, who shaved over 19 seconds from his 100 Free (1:42.27), 8 year-old Mikhel Martin, who shaved 16 seconds from her 100 Breast (2:19.24), and 13 year-old Hailey Wells, who shaved nearly 14 seconds from her preliminary 100 Breast (1:38.60).
The time improvement trend continued with 7 year-old Molly Chaison’s 31 second drop in her 100 Free (1:50.50), 9 year-old Emma Lin’s 14 second drop in both her 100 Breast (2:24.98) and 100 Free (1:50.37), 11 year-old Selina Guan’s 18 seconds drop in her 100 Back (1:45.52), 10 year-old Savannah Kautz’s 15 second drop in her 100 Free (1:53.66), 8 year-old Logan Jeffery’s 14 second drop also in his 100 Free (1:53.53), 8 year-old Bradley DiPaolo’s 16 second drop in his 100 Free (1:48.63) and 11 second drop in his 50 Fly (1:19.07), and 10 year-old Mila Bond’s 13 second drop in her 50 Fly (47.17).
Thrilled with the results of the meet, Coach Bogoslavsky is “looking forward to our upcoming season and going back to normal practice schedule once school is back in session.”
She admonishes her Mullins to “keep up the great work at practice”. We expect that they, and all CSSC swimmers, will do just that.