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Andrew Wagner

TNAQ - Pilot Flying J January Invite 2022 Allan Jones Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee The Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) swimmers were back in action this past weekend as 52 Atomic Swimmers competed in the TNAQ - Pilot/Flying J January Classic. The swimmers have a great opportunity at this time on the calendar to show strength and technique improvements made throughout their holiday training schedules, and also as an opportunity to qualify for upcoming championship meets through the months of February and March. Highlighting the actions were 90% of...

Andrew Wagner

Atomic City Aquatic Club is excited to announce its newest addition to its Coaching Staff, former Swimmer/Coach Bryar Long, will be our Junior Groups interim assistant through this Championship Season and into the month of April! Bryar grew up in the Knoxville area swimming summer league for the Gulf Park Blue Sharks and year-round for Pilot Aquatic Club. Bryar swam for Auburn University in college for a few years, until returning to the Knoxville area in 2019 to train with ACAC in pursuit of his swimming goals. Bryar has been...

Andrew Wagner

Atomic City Aquatic Club goes Nuclear at Excel Meet of Champs! In its 70th year of year-round swimming competition, 33 members of the Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) descended on the Williamson County Aquatic Center this past weekend to compete in a 3-day prelim/final swim meet in Brentwood Tennessee. ACAC would boast 100% of athletes who swam in the meet walked away with at least one lifetime best time, with the vast majority having many great swims and personal best swims! 40% (13) of the swimmers swam to qualify for...

Andrew Wagner

Fifty-one members of the Atomic City Aquatic Club descended on the Allan Jones Aquatics Center last week to compete in the Tennessee Aquatics Fall Invitational. Atomic City is a year-round club swimming team, located in Oak Ridge Tennessee. The team trains all year long in training cycles designed to build and peak at certain championship competitions throughout the year. This past weekend's meet in the University of Tennessee pool is the last opportunity to prepare and swim races leading into another competition in Nashville next month where the team will...

Andrew Wagner

1951 featured Harry Truman as the President of the United States, the United Nations officially opened its doors in New York City, Nation-wide direct dial telephone services were just being implemented, and the Korean War were all current events. Also, in the Secret City of Oak Ridge Tennessee, the Atomic City Aquatic Club was forging its name for the first time. Through the past 70 years, ACAC has had a long line of fine accomplishments to stand on as it has produced swimmers and achievement at nearly every level of...

Jessica Hill

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Atomic City Aquatic Club sent 15 swimmers to the Southeastern Long Course Championships earlier this month and those athletes came home with ribbons, accolades and some astonishing new team records. Karley Wolfgram and Stephen Zhukov each broke 36-year-old ACAC team records! Wolfgram set a new record in the Girls 13-14 Long Course 100 Breast and Zhukov set a new time to beat in the Boys 13-14 Long Course 400 Freestyle. Andrew Chou set new team records for the Boys 13-14 Long Course in the 100 Back, 200 Back,...

Jessica 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 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)...