ACAC Goes Takes Knoxville By Storm

By:  Chip Fischer

The Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) swam at the TNAQ fall invitational in Knoxville and continued their march through the short course season with Southeastern cuts, race victories, and top individual placements.   

Leading the charge was Kuba Shaw (12), who made Southeasterns in all twelve events he raced, won four and placed in the top 8 in all twelve.  Stephen Zhukov (13) made Southeasterns in seven events, placed in the top 8 in eight events, and won the 500 Free and 1650 Free.  Harper Houk (18) made Southeasterns in seven events and placed in the 8 in four.  Zack Telep (17) made Southeastern cuts in six events, all of which led to top 9 finishes.  Camden Gerchar (14) won the 400 IM, placed in the top 7 in four events and made Southeasterns in five events. 

Others also received accolades.  Andrew Cho (13) made Southeasterns in five events and placed in the top 8 in six events.  Abigail King (15) made Southeasterns in four events and placed in the top 8 in seven.  Tais Brown (15) made Southeastern cuts in three races and placed second twice.  Karol Shaw (10) made Southeasterns in two events, won the 50 Breast, and placed in the top 8 in all seven races he swam.  Jessica King (15) made Southeasterns in one event and placed in the top 8 in two.  Aydan Skelton (13) made Southeasterns in the 50 Fly and placed in the top 8 six times. 

Coach Andy Wagner was very pleased with the results and is looking forward to what further competitions will hold for ACAC.  Next for ACAC will be the Excel Meet of Champs in Nashville.    

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