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ATAC Swimmers Boost Team Florida to a 2nd Place Finish at the Southern Zones Age Group Championships!

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 Southern Zones Age Group Championships

The Southern Zones Age Group Championships, held in Tupelo, MS, pitted the top Florida age group swimmers (selected from FLAGS and Senior Champs) against the best from North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, North and South Texas, and the Southeastern LSC.

Team Florida finished overall in second place behind North Carolina (1st in girls by .5 pts!). They were aided by exceptionally strong swims from three ATAC Athletes; Owen Ekk, Isabella Ekk, and Margaret Howell!

Taking the Gold Medal were:

  • Owen Ekk:  50, 100, 200 and 400 free, 50 and 100 back
  • Isabella Ekk:  100 free

Finishing among the Top 8 were:

  • Isabella Ekk:  50 free (2nd), 200 free(4th)
  • Margaret Howell:  400 free(4th), 800 free (5th), 200 free (7th)


For his efforts, Owen took home the 11-12 Boys High Point Trophy!


Earning new Senior cuts were:

Junior Nationals

  • Isabella Ekk:  100 free

Southern Zones

  • Owen Ekk:  50 & 100 back

Florida Senior Champs

  • Isabella Ekk:  100 fly, 100 back
  • Owen Ekk:  50 free


Breaking ATAC Team LC Records was Owen Ekk.

11-12 Boys

  • 50 Free:  25.78                Old: 27.18
  • 200 Free: 2:00.00             Old: 2:00.01
  • 50 Back: 29.93                 Old: 31.85
  • 100 Back: 1:03.03            Old: 1:06.06


Congratulations to our Warriors for representing ATAC and Florida Swimming in such grand fashion!


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