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ATAC Summer League Meet Three ATAC Coaches were visibly ecstatic because for the first time in many years, ALL of the Summer League Meets started and finished without a single weather delay! We were pleased to see the majority of League and Novice swimmers attend all three, getting valuable experience racing, learning meet protocol, and of course, memorizing the ATAC cheers! Full Results HERE. Age Group/Pre-Senior Recap Swimming 100% Best Times were: Jake Askey, Teresa Castaño, Brennan Dickey, Fiona Haefner, Solomon Osborne, and Chloe Wilcox. The “Biggest Losers” for the...

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2021 Summer FLAGS Picking up on the “Positivity” theme from a week ago at Sectionals, the ten FLAG Qualifiers (plus three relay swimmers) of ATAC swam lights-out at the 2021 Long Course Age Group Championships, setting new Team, Championship, and Florida Swimming Records! Results aside, the on-deck demonstration of teamsmanship and camaraderie was a pleasure to see and bodes well for the long-term development of each individual, as well as the Team! ATAC Results HERE. Owen Ekk Broke the Championship and Florida Swimming LSC Records in the following events! 11-12...

Coach Peter Hegwein

ATAC Summer League Meet Two ATAC is on a Roll! Another successful Summer League Meet is in the books, conducted under perfect weather, great turnout, and FAST swimming! Age Group/Pre-Senior Recap: Results HERE. Hitting the US Swimming “A” Standard was Cassidee Moore in the 100y free! 100% Best Times were swum by: Sophia Adams, Jake Askey, Betsy Conrad, Brennan Dickey, Amelia Marquardt, Case Moore, Cassidee Moore, and McKay Yearty. The “Biggest Losers” for the meet were: Girls Boys Teresa Castano: -10.19s, 100 fly Jake Askey: -10.75s, 100 free Amelia Marquardt:...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 Southern Zone South Sectional Championships “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller. In 1952, Norman Vincent Peale wrote his now-famous tome “The Power of Positive Thinking.” Going into the meet, Head Coach Terry Maul challenged his Senior Warriors to exemplify the message from the book, namely that it pays to be positive! The results were outstanding in the water, and on deck! As Coach Terry described it: “We had a great weekend of "positive talk", teammates supporting teammates, and probably the...

Coach Peter Hegwein

Age Group/Pre-Senior/Senior Summer League Meet One: Recap! With Hurricane Elsa looming offshore, the first Summer League Meet in 2 years commenced at Myers Park Pool! There were some outstanding swims, and terrific camaraderie handed down to our newest ATAC Warriors! Results HERE. Earning two new FLAG (Florida Age Group Championships) cuts was Dahee Seo (200 free, 200 back). Her time in the 200 back is also a Florida Senior Champs (FLSR) cut! Additionally, Seniors Karlie Autry (200 back) and Riley McFadden (100 fly) also earned Senior Championships cuts! 100% Best...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 ATAC Summer LC Invitational There is nothing like Home Field Advantage to help boost performance; ask any sports fan about Wrigley Field (baseball), Lambeau Field (football), and Cameron Indoor Stadium (Duke basketball)! Add Trousdell Aquatics Center to that list! From Novice to Senior, ATAC took full advantage of competing at “Home,” with superlative performances, teamsmanship, and smiles for miles! Full Results HERE. Picking up a new Futures (FUT) cut was Ethan Ekk, 200 back. Earning new Senior Championship (FLSR) or Sectional (SZSS) cuts were: FLSR Ethan Bass (1500 free)...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 Sunshine State Games The Sunshine State Games, Florida’s only Olympic-style Sports Festival, is presented annually by the Florida Sports Foundation, the official sports promotion and development organization of the State of Florida. While the weather was hot, the swimming by our ATAC Warriors was scorching at the 42nd running of this prestigious event! Earning a new Senior Championships cut was William King in the 100m Fly. Adding a new FLAGS (Florida Age Group Championship) cut to his portfolio was Kipton Fenniman in the 200m Free. Taking the Gold Medal...

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T2 Norris Foundation Meet Naples lived up to its moniker, “the Crown Jewel of Southwest Florida,” with perfect conditions for the T2 Norris Foundation LC Meet! A dozen ATAC Senior Warriors again demonstrated that hard work and commitment to excellence will pay off, with exemplary swims by all! Earning new Futures Championship (FUT) cuts were: Ryder Gentry; 200 Free (note: this is his 1st Futures cut!) Stuart Higdon: 200 IM Picking up new Southern Sectional (SZSS) or Florida Senior Champ cuts (FLSR) were: SZSS Jonathon Butler: 200 Free Nathan Castano:...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 EAJ May Mayhem Meet What a difference 2 years makes! With the loss of the 2020 long course season due to the Pandemic, all attending ATAC Warriors were excited to swim their first 50m course meet since 2019, and perhaps be the “Biggest Loser!” Earning new Senior Sectional (SZSS) or Senior Championship (FLSR) cuts were: SZSS Ethan Ekk: 100/200 Back Riley McFadden: 200 Back FLSR Ethan Ekk: 400/800 Free, 200 IM Owen Ekk: 50/100 Back, 100/400 Free, 100 Breast William King: 100 Free, 50 Fly Riley McFadden: 50 Fly...