Join ACAC!

Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) is a comprehensive, competitive swim program for young people, and has been 

providing swimming instruction and competition since its inception in 1951. The club is organized and supported by 

parents from Oak Ridge, Knoxville, Norris, Kingston, Lenoir City and surrounding areas as a non-profit affiliated with USA

Swimming nationally and Southeastern Swimming regionally. Managed by a Board of Directors elected from parent

members, ACAC has trained swimmers at every level of accomplishment.  Our swimmers have represented numerous

universities, among them Tennessee, Stanford, Texas, Minnesota, Kentucky, Penn State, Indiana State, Auburn, Michigan,

and Florida.  ACAC seeks to develop the individual into a complete athlete and to encourage the swimmer as a maturing

person and strives to be responsive to family objectives for young people.   

Our mission is to develop today's young athletes in academic integrity, social responsibility, and athletic excellence.


Ethics Statement

ACAC is committed to meeting the highest ethical standards in interactions with all swimmers, parents, and others. To

fulfill this commitment, each member of the organization shall assist in providing an environment that supports honesty,

integrity, respect, trust, responsibility, and citizenship of each swimmer. While each swimmer must contribute to the

creation and maintenance of such an environment, the coaching staff and Board of Directors assumes the overall

responsibility for fostering an atmosphere that will bring out the best in each person.

Swim Programs Overview

ACAC Competitive Swimming: We teach and perfect all four competitive strokes, and emphasize the importance of 

streamlining, kicking, body position and body awareness. Our stroke progressions allow athletes to sequentially build

upon mastered skills. The emphasis in the early stage of participation will be placed on developing technique, skills and

a love for the sport. In the later years, a more demanding physical and psychological challenge will be introduced into the

training program. Our swimmers acquire and hone skills that promote lifelong achievement in all arenas: teamwork,

sportsmanship, focus, and goal setting. Our athletes gain enhanced self-esteem and self-reliance through every

conquered hurdle.

Facts at a Glance

  • 3 Training Groups: Bronze Group, Silver Group, Gold Group
  • Year-round competitive swim opportunities
  • Ages 6 - 18

Why choose ACAC

- Programs for swimmers of all ages and abilities
- Learn advanced stroke technique, turns, starts 
- Two facilities to train in: Oak Ridge & Lenoir City
- Practices are not required but are highly encouraged
- Meets are not required but are highly encouraged
- Professional coaching with 45+ combined  years of excellence in coaching 
- Excellence in swimming since 1951 – 60 years! 
- Low swimmer-to-coach ratio
- Mentoring for college recruiting opportunities
- Exposure to College recruiters
- Olympic and All American Swim Clinics offered
- Convenient training sessions 
- Short commute from Farragut & Northshore area via Pellissippi Parkway
- Fees comparable to other sports, Payable monthly
- Easy fundraising
- Free, no hassle parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Access to park, playground, library and walking track on site
- Close proximity to shopping & restaurants
- Fun activities throughout the year to involve your swimmer and family socially
Space is limited, first come-first serve! Join ACAC and experience Fun, Friendship & Fitness!


Contact Us

ACAC Swim Team

  • Mailing Address - send all correspondence to:
  • P.O.Box 4725
  • Oak Ridge, TN 37831
  • Email ACAC  [email protected]

ACAC Accounting

  • Billing address:
  • ACAC/Kathryn Chou

  • 209 Masthead Drive

    Clinton, TN 37716


  • Andy Wagner, Head Coach,  [email protected]
  • Jacob Gump, Kesley Gandy, and Chris Franklin,  Assistant Coaches