About Us

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.   


MISSION STATEMENT -  To build well-rounded youths in a supportive and competitive

swimming environment, emphasizing team unity, leadership, hard work, sportsmanship,

and fun.


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.



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, Silver and Gold
  • 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 &



Contact Us

ACAC Swim Team

  • Mailing Address - send all correspondence to:

  • P.O.Box 4725

  • Oak Ridge, TN 37831

ACAC Accounting

  • Billing address:


  • P.O.Box 4725 Oak Ridge, TN 37831



  • Andy Wagner, Head Coach,  [email protected]

  • Jacob Gump, Assistant Coach

  • Kelsey Gandy, Assistant Coach

  • Chris Franklin, Assistant Coach