October 4, 2017
We want to acknowledge a few of our Swim Fort Lauderdale swimmers’ recent highlights.
SFTL swimmer Cathy Cooper competed at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary July 14-20. Cathy competed for Panama and swam the 50 free and the 100 free. Congratulations Cathy.
SFTL swimmer Yona Rubin competed at the Maccabiah Games in Netanya/Jerusalem July 4-18. Yona competed in many events, made finals and gained valuable experience. Yona’s sister Yardena and his mother also competed. Way to go guys.
SFTL swimmer Catalina Berraud Galea competed in two (2) FINA Open Water World Cup events. Catalina swam in the 10K Open Water event in Setubal, Portugal June 24 and the 10K Open Water event in Lac Megantic, Canada August 12. Catalina also won the women’s Miami 10K back in May. You are so tough Catalina.
SFTL swimmer Nikita Tretyakov competed in the FINA World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana August 23-28. Nikita was 3rd (Bronze Medal) in the 200m backstroke (1:58.72) and 8th in the 100m backstroke (55.14). He also led off his Russian team’s 400 medley relay that took the Silver Medal. Congrats Nikita!
SFTL swimmer Rylie Barnhardt competed for the FGC Zone Team at the Southern Zone Championships in Tupelo, Mississippi August 1-5. Rylie also competed at the Southern Zone Open Water Champs in June in North Carolina. Great job Rylie!
USA Swimming recently announced their 2017 Scholastic All-American swimmers. Swim Fort Lauderdale had three (3) swimmers make the team. A huge congratulations to Cathy Cooper, Allison Kopas and Sebastian Vargas. To qualify there are time standards and a school/classroom/GPA requirement. Getting it done in the pool and the classroom. Awesome.