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Coach Peter Hegwein

GPAC Winter Invitational Ahh, the customary post-holiday training meet! The GPAC Winter Invitational was the perfect setting to test our Warrior’s grit, determination, and attitude while swimming fatigued! By all accounts, things are looking very bright for the upcoming championship meets in March! Results Here. Earning new Southern Sectional (SZSS) or Florida Senior Champ (FLSR) cuts were: SZSS Hanson Higdon: 50 Fly Stuart Higdon: 100 Fly FLSR Jonathon Butler: 200 IM Nathan Castano: 50 Free Crosby Fenniman: 1000 Free Hanson Higdon: 200 Free Cher Patrick: 200 Back Picking up new...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 ATAC Red – Green Holiday Meet There was plenty of holiday spirit on display at the annual ATAC Red-Green Holiday Meet this past Saturday! The competition was very close, with the lead changing at least twice! The highlight of the meet were the relays at the end! Rumor has it that there was some ballot (swimmer) harvesting from Red Team to Green Team, hence the outcome (Green defeated Red)! Appeals to a higher authority (Coach Maul) were denied…There’s always next year! Garnering new Senior Cuts were: SZSS (Southern Zone...

Coach Peter Hegwein

Speedo Winter Junior National East Championships North Carolina is fast becoming a second home to many of our elite Senior athletes, as ten ATAC Warriors made the trek to the Greensboro Aquatic Center to compete in the Speedo Junior National East Championships! Coach Terry Maul was especially pleased with the results, coming soon after the high school state championships! Results HERE and Time Trials HERE. Earning new short course Senior Cuts were: Junior Nationals (JNSC) Lydia Hanlon (200 Free, 200 Fly) Joshua Wurgler (1650 Free) Futures (FUT) Jonathon Butler (50...

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2021 Speedo GSC Holiday Classic After a two-year absence, the Gator Holiday Classic returned to the storied waters of the O’Connell Center at the University of Florida, and by all accounts, this year’s edition was one of the fastest ever! Your ATAC Warriors took to heart the words of Sophocles; “Success is dependent on effort,” with great preparation at practice and ultimately off the blocks! It all came together with many outstanding swims! Earning a Futures (FUT) cut was Riley McFadden (200 Back). Garnering new Southern Sectionals (SZSS) cuts were:...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 Dothan Peanut Invitational Peanut Butter is the pâté of childhood. -Florence Fabricant After a year’s absence, ATAC returned to the Dothan Peanut Invitational to take in the always fun Peanut Festival, and of course, to swim FAST! It was gratifying to see so many new Warriors compete, many for the first time! Results HERE. Earning new FLAGS (Florida Age Group Championships) cuts were: Crosby Fenniman (500 Free, 200 Breast) Chapman Higdon (50 & 100 Fly) Chris Pierce II (100 Free) Taking the Blue Ribbon were: Crosby Fenniman (200 breast,...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 Fall Harvest Meet Myers Park Pool has probably never seen as many swimmers as were on deck Saturday at the 2021 ATAC Fall Harvest Meet! By all accounts, everything went smoothly; indeed, many visiting team parents and coaches had nothing but accolades for ATAC, especially our dedicated volunteers! ATAC Results HERE. Earning new Florida Senior Championship Cuts (FLSR) was: Lewis Stringfellow (50 free, 100 back) Notching new Florida Age Group Championship (FLAGS) cuts were: Crosby Fenniman (200 free, 400 IM) Taber Granquist (100 back, 500 Free) Solomon Osborne (50...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 PCST Speedo Beach Blast Fall made a timely appearance over the weekend, with cooler temperatures and bright blue skies! At the Panama City Speedo Beach Blast Meet, ATAC took advantage of the perfect conditions and swam hot, hot, hot! So hot, Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club won the overall Team Title! Results HERE Earning new Futures (FUT), Senior Sectional (SZSS) or Florida Senior Champs (FLSR) cuts were: FUT Joshua Wurgler, 1000 Free SZSS Nathan Castano, 50 Back Ethan Ekk, 200 IM Isabella Ekk, 50 Fly Stuart Higdon, 50 Breast Joshua...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 Speedo Summer Championships Due to the Olympics this year, US Swimming combined the US Open and Summer Junior Nationals into one meet: the Speedo Summer Championships. ATAC sent two Senior Warriors Lydia Hanlon and Stella Grace Watts, to Greensboro, NC (the other site was Irvine, CA), to compete against some of the fastest swimmers in the country! Placing among the Top 16 was Stella Grace Watts, 200 free (10th), 1500 free (12th), and 800 free (14th). Breaking ATAC LC Team Records was Lydia Hanlon! 15-16 Girls 100 back: 1:05.03...

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 Futures Championships Created as a natural steppingstone from Sectionals, Futures Meets provides swimmers with a fantastic opportunity to reach the next rung on the ladder, Junior Nationals! And that is exactly what your ATAC Warriors accomplished in Huntsville, Alabama a couple of weeks ago! Results HERE. Earning a trip to Junior Nationals were: Brooks Butler: 100 free Emily Chorpening: 800 & 1500 free Ethan Ekk: 200 back Stuart Higdon: 400 IM Joshua Wurgler: 800 free Additionally, Tate Butler and Joshua Wurgler made Futures cuts in the 100 fly and...