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Davie Nadadores swimmers use Lauderdale meet to warm up for worlds in Rome

Nadadores use meet as warm-up ahead of world championships

Sharon Robb Sun Sentinel

FORT LAUDERDALE – The FLA Senior Challenge at Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex served as a dress rehearsal for the Davie Nadadores.
Thirteen members will compete in the FINA World Aquatics Championships, which are already under way in Rome with diving and water polo. The swimming events are July 26-Aug. 2.
The year-old program, based at the Nova Southeastern University Athletic Center, will have swimmers from Barbados, Colombia, Paraguay, Slovakia and Venezuela competing against the world’s best teams, including the United States and Australia.
Veteran coaches Tomas Victoria, a former University of Florida swimmer from Venezuela, and Alex Pussieldi of Brazil are building the foundation for what they hope will be “one of the most competitive teams in the Florida Gold Coast,” and international training base, Victoria said.
“This is the most kids we have going from this team,” Victoria said. “It’s amazing and really exciting. The world championships are big. It’s always a very fast meet. They break so many world records at this meet.
“The kids look great going into this week. They had a great meet this weekend. It was a tuneup meet for them, swimming short events to see where they are.”
Cypress Bay graduate Jenny Marquez and Daniela Victoria, a St. Thomas Aquinas graduate, former Sun Sentinel Swimmer of the Year and Tomas Victoria’s daughter, will represent Venezuela in their second world championships.
“It’s nice to be part of a new team that is trying to build something,” said Daniele Tirabassi, 20, of Venezuela, one of four Olympians on the team. “I feel like I am one of the first people to start a new team that may be one of the best in South Florida.”
Tirabassi will be joined by Julio Galo, Carolina Colorado, Juanita Barreto, Jorge Murillo, Juan Cambindo, Kate Milly, Genaro Prono, Renato Prono, Favio Persano and Vaughn Forsythe.
“For our younger kids these swimmers are huge role models and gives them hope for the future,” Victoria said.
Sunday, the Nadadores’ Jorge Ospina, 20, won the 200 butterfly (2:03.72) and Leo Martins, 26, won the 200 breaststroke.
Other highlights on the final day of the four-day meet:
Sophie Morgan, 20, of North Palm Beach, won the 200-meter butterfly (2:19.30); Lauren Driscoll, 15, FLA, 100 freestyle (57.06), 50 butterfly (28.64); Andy Bushnell, 21, Pine Crest, 100 freestyle (52.09), 50 butterfly (25.22); Kate Alyabyeva, 20, FLA, 200 breaststroke (2:38.10).

July 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Davie Nadadores World Team Are Ready !

Coach Tomas and Coach Alex are proud to announce that the Davie Nadadores will have 13 swimmers in Rome for the 13th edition of the World Swimming Championship.The Nadadores are Probably one of the largest contingent of athletes of any swim club in United States. Our 13 swimmers will represent 5 diferent countries: Paraguay, Venezuela, Barbados, Slovakia and Colombia.

Good luck Genaro, Renato, Favio, Daniela, Daniele, Jennyfer, Vaughn, Julio, Jorge, Juanita, Carolina, Juan and Katerina and Congratulations to Caoch Tomas and Coach Alex for a outstanding performance of training these fine young swimmers

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

College swimmers of the Year!!

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Jennifer Marquez was one of our kids that swam at Team Weston, she was always a hard worker and a great role model for our younger kids…..Jennifer now swims for the Davie Nadadores

Jennifer Marquez and Jorge Ospina were named college swimmers of the year by swimming world Magazine. Jennifer representing Indian River State College won 3 events (100-200-500 free) at the Junior College swimming and Diving Championships. Jorge won male swimmer of the year by winning the 200 -500 free and 200 fly. Jennifer established two National records 100-200 free and Jorge established a new 200 free national record. They are both training in Davie , Jennifer will be attending The World Championships in Rome representing Venezuela and Jorge will attend the US Open in Federal Way,Washington later this Summer. You can see their articles and pictures in the June edition of Swimming World magazine. WAY TO GO!

July 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Spagnuolo Finishes 3rd. In Her Age Group in The Danskin SheRox Triathlon

barbara tri winnwer  It seems to run in the family….even when it’s an in-law. Barbara Banks Spagnuolo, my son Glenn’s wife, recently placed Third in her age group in the Danskin SheRox Triathlon Series    and 31st. Overall out of 1062 competitors . Barbara if a former UMASS Swimmer , she hopes to place even higher in her next Triathlon. She is living and training in Colorado….WAY TO GO BARB!

July 4, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Florida Junior Olympics

Only 22 days until the FGC Long Course Junior Olympic Championship – Plantation – July 23 – July 26, 2009
Only 25 days until the FINA World Championship – Rome, Italy – July 26 – August 2, 2009

This time last year we were all excited about the Olympics…Now here we are just one year later, are you still excited about swimming?….In just 22 days your Olympics are here. Are you ready? Are you getting psyched? Are you getting focused on your starts,turns and finishes?…get it together NOW!


July 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment