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Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 Area 1-4 Championships A dedicated group of up-and-coming Age Group, Pre-Senior and Senior swimmers finished their 20-21 short course season with encouraging results at the Area 1-4 Championships in Gainesville. See results HERE. Our lone Blue-Ribbon Winner was Karlie Autry in the Girls 15-18 200 Backstroke! Finishing among the Top Eight in at least one event were: Kadesh Camejo, Lauren Carter, Betsy Conrad, Lauren Granquist, Aser Salem, Hamza Seliem, Lewis Stringfellow, and Mckay Yearty. Swimming 100% Personal Best Times were: David Hong, Matthew Hong, Aser Salem and Hamza Seliem....

Coach Peter Hegwein

ATAC Winter Qualifier Meet Under bright blue skies, the 2021 Winter Qualifier Meet fulfilled its intended purpose, as several ATAC Warriors picked up new season-ending championship meet cuts! Adding to their portfolio of FLAGS (Florida Age group Championships) events were: Ethan Bass (200 Free) Taber Granquist (200 Fly) Kaylee Jones (200 Free) Chris Pierce II (100 IM) Cameron York (100/200 Free) Swimming 100% New Best Times were: Jake Askey, Kipton Fenniman, Hailey Newton, Anna Piotrowski, Gracee Redfearn, Paige Webber, Chloe Wilcox, and Cameron York. Our top three boys and girls...

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Southern Zone Sectional Meet Taking advantage of the opportunity to race long course in an Olympic year, eleven Senior Warriors traveled to Sarasota for the Southern Zone South Sectional Meet. There was some seriously fast swimming, with many new personal best times and higher-level standards reached! Earning new Junior National cuts were: Lydia Hanlon (200 Back) Stella Grace Watts (1500 Free) Picking up new Futures cuts were: Emily Chorpening (1500 Free) Joshua Wurgler (800 Free) Notching new Southern Zone Sectional cuts were: Isabella Ekk (50 Back) Stuart Higdon (50 Back)...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 Mac Crutchfield Invitational Judging from Maggie Crutchfield’s mile-wide smile on deck, the 2021 Invitational in honor of her son was a resounding success! The Thomasville YMCA deserves much of the credit, along with all the officials, volunteers, and support staff! We are thankful, to say the least! Results ATAC Results Here. Picking up new Senior Champs/Sectionals/Futures cuts were: FLSR Matthew Anderson (500 Free), Ethan Bass (1000 Free), Nathan Castano (200 IM), Ethan Ekk (200 IM), Ryder Gentry (100 Fly), Margaret Howell (200 Breast), and Joshua Osborne (100/200 Back). SZSS...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2020 ATAC Red-Green Holiday Meet The Green Team took the crown at the 2020 ATAC Red-Green Holiday Meet (sans bubble), besting the Red Squad by 3 points! Cold temperatures didn’t temper the enthusiasm and competitive drive of the swimmers, with many personal bests and more! However, several members of the Red team did demand a recount, to which Supreme Chief Coach Maul responded with a smile, “Denied!” Results are HERE. Earning new Senior Champ (FLSR) or Southern Zone (SZSS) cuts were: Owen Ekk (100 Breast: FLSR) Ryder Gentry (100 Breast:...

Coach Peter Hegwein

Bathed in a glorious pink-red sunrise, warmup at the 2020 Gator Speedo Holiday Classic was reminiscent of a Monet painting, so the Warriors from ATAC started to swim their own masterpieces! Posting a new ATAC Team Record was Owen Ekk in the 11-12 boys 100 free, besting the previous mark of 52.41, going 51.64! Earning new Senior Champ (FLSR) cuts were: Matthew Anderson (200 free) and Owen Ekk (50 breast). Garnering new Florida Age Group Championship (FLAG) cuts were: Kipton Fenniman (200 free), Kaylee Jones (100 back), Nick Pierce (200...

Coach Peter Hegwein

ATAC Fall Harvest Meet With everything that has transpired this year, it was certainly refreshing to host a remarkably successful Fall Harvest Meet, and for our ATAC athletes to showcase their improvements, some quite dramatic, since Panama City! Especially gratifying was to see so many Novice swimmers attend; for some, this was their very first meet! ATAC results HERE Earning a new Southern Zone (SZSS) cut was Carl Moore (100 breast). Notching new FLAG (Florida Age Group Championships) were: Kipton Fenniman (200 & 500 free) Kaylee Jones (100 fly) Chris...

Coach Peter Hegwein

“Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.” William Butler Yeats Back in March when the world came to a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many thought that it would be catastrophic for swimming due to the training needed for success. Undeterred, ATAC labored on, first with Zoom discussions and home dryland. We eventually returned to the water, albeit with limited swimmers at fewer practice sessions and reduced hours. All fears were put to rest once the first strokes were taken at the PCST...

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GOOD NEWS!! I just got off the phone with Ashley Edwards, Director of Tallahassee Parks and Recreation, and she informed me that she has been given the "green light" to begin working on setting up lanes for ATAC team practices. The exact hours and number of lanes has not yet been determined, but they will give me that information early next week. We will have a limited number of swimmers per lane, a limited number of coaches on deck, and VERY SPECIFIC protocol for pool entry and social distancing while...