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Jessica and Jason Hill

(KINGSPORT, Tenn.) More than 30 swimmers from the Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) traveled to Kingsport over Mother’s Day weekend to take on serious competition in the first Long Course meet of the 2021 season. The swim club performed highly, with more than a third of the athletes bringing home accolades for being in the top three high points winners for their age group. In the 9 Year Old Men age bracket, Ben Martin took first place with 56 points earned for the team. Evan Ciorciari took third place in...

Jessica and Jason Hill

(OAK RIDGE, Tenn.) After an incredibly successful Short Course season, the Atomic City Aquatic Club is looking forward to kicking off the Long Course season. During the Long Course season, which runs from April to early August, swimmers train to compete in events that are measured in 50-meter lengths. “We haven’t been able to race in a 50 meter course in two years,” said ACAC Head Coach Andy Wagner. “We are excited for the upcoming meets and eager to see our improvements in these events.” ACAC anticipates its first Long...

By: Chip Fischer Pictures: Top – ACAC Swimmers Get Ready To Remove Their Masks And Glide Through The Water Bottom – Swimmers Enjoy Time Between Races In Style Recently the Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) competed in two short course events – the 2020 Meet of Champs in Nashville, and the 2020 Kingsport Piranhas Holiday Challenge in Kingsport. The meets rounded out what has been, with COVID, a unique and challenging calendar year for the sport of swimming. However, the swimmers had fun, demonstrated the benefits of their hard work,...

By: Chip Fischer The Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) swam in Kingsport at the 2020 Kingsport Piranhas November Invite recently. It was a safe, great and fun trip that resulted in some terrific swimming. Some swimmers made Southeasterns. Stephen Zhukov (14) made Southeastern cuts in 9 events, winning 4. Andrew Chou (14) made Southeasterns in 8 events and won 7. Micah Brown (12) made Southeasterns in 4 events and won the 200 Breast. Tais Brown (14) made Southeasterns in and won the 100 Fly and 200 Fly. Kuba Shaw (13)...

By: Chip Fischer Pictures: The Enthusiastic ACAC Swimmers Poised To Race The Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) swam in Kingsport at the 2020 Pumpkin Patch Meet hosted by the Barracuda Swim Club. They had a fun time and swam well. 32 swimmers competed. Southeastern cuts were achieved. Stephen Zhukov (14) swam 8 races, winning each and making Southeastern cuts in 7 events. Tais Brown (16) made Southeasterns in two events and won the 200 Fly. Micah Brown (12) made Southeasterns in 2 events and won the 500 Free. Leah Alexander...

By: Chip Fischer Pictures: Ben Martin The Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) were excited to compete again at the 2020 Kingsport Piranhas Fall Kickoff to begin their short course season. The results were very promising. Andrew Chou (13) made Southeastern cuts in all 9 events he swam. As impressive, he won every race. Stephen Zhukov (14) made Southeasterns in all 6 races in which he competed. He won 5. Tais Brown (16) made Southeasterns in the 100 Fly and 200 Fly, winning the 200 Fly. Micah Brown (12) made Southeasterns...