December 12, 2016
The Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club sent 23 swimmers to the Jingle Bell Invitational swim meet in Clearwater, FL on December 9-11, 2016. This was a large meet with over 1000 swimmers from all across Florida and the east coast. ATAC did well against much larger contingents from teams closer to Clearwater -- the girls placed 4th out of 23 scoring teams, behind T2, CAT, and Gator, and the boys placed 12th.
Swimmers earning Top 10 high point placement included:
Lydia Hanlon, 2nd (11-12 girls)
Saige Kemeny, 3rd (tie) (15-16 girls)
Olivia Kercheval-Roig, 3rd (tie) (15-16 girls)
Rafi Chambasian, 5th (Senior boys)
Emily Chorpening, 7th (13-14 girls)
Meg Howell, 8th (11-12 girls)
Tara Stevens, 10th (Senior girls)
The following ATAC swimmers earned gold, silver, or bronze in an individual event at the meet:
Lydia Hanlon, 50 yard backstroke, silver; 100 back, silver; 50 fly, silver; 100 fly, gold; 100 IM, silver.
Emily Chorpening, 500 free, bronze; 1650 free, silver; 200 fly, bronze.
Michael-Ann Clark, 200 breast, bronze.
Stella Grace Watts, 50 fly, bronze.
Saige Kemeny, 100 breast, gold; 200 breast, gold; 400 IM, silver.
Olivia Kercheval-Roig, 500 free, silver; 200 fly, gold.
Virginia Russell, 50 free, silver.
Sara-Kellett Clark, 1650 free, gold.
Tara Stevens, 200 IM, bronze.
Parker Brown, 200 IM, silver.
Rafi Chambasian, 500 free, bronze; 1650 free, silver; 200 breast, bronze; 400 IM, bronze.
Way to go, ATAC!