ACAC swimmers compete at Southeastern Championships, break long-standing team records

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, 200 Breast and 200 IM, beating the previous best times established in 1991 and 1992 for those events. Zhukov also set new Boys 13-14 Long Course team records in the 200 Freestyle and 400 IM replacing records from 1990 and 1991. 

 

In addition to new records, numerous swimmers finished in the top of their events:

  • Andrew Chou (Boys 13-14): 200 IM (1st); 100 Back (2nd); 400 IM (2nd); 200 Back (2nd); 200 Breast (5th); and 100 Breast (6th).
  • Sam Duby (Girls 10 & Under): 200 Free (8th); 400 Free (8th); and 100 Free (8th). 
  • Olivia Foy-McDaniel (Girls 11-12): 100 Back (7th) and 400 Free (8th).
  • Camden Gerchar (Senior): 400 Free (16th)
  • Ella Kendall (Senior): 200 Fly (16th)
  • Abigail King (Senior): 400 Free (2nd); 200 Free (7th); and 100 Free (16th).
  • Jessica King (Senior): 1500 Free (15th
  • Grace LaCharite (Senior): 400 Free (10th) and 50 Breast (16th).
  • Ayden Skelton (Girls 13-14): 50 Fly (8th); 50 Breast (10th); and 100 Fly (13th).
  • Karley Wolfgram (Girls 13-14): 50 Breast (1st); 100 Breast (2nd); 200 Breast (10th); and 100 Free (11th).
  • Stephen Zhukov (Boys 13-14): 400 IM (1st); 400 Free (2nd); 200 IM (4th); 200 Free (4th); 100 Fly (6th); and 50 Free (16th).
  • Emmy Zimmer (Girls 10 & Under): 100 Free (2nd); 100 Back (3rd); 50 Back (4th); 200 Free (4th); 100 Fly (5th); 50 Free (5th)
  • Abigail King; LaCharite; Wolfgram; and Kendall were also on the 400 Free Relay team that placed 7th.
  • Jessica King; Wolfgram; Abigail King; and Kendall competed in the 400 Medley Relay team and placed 14th.

 “It’s impressive to have 80% of our swimmers come to this championship meet and score points for the team,” said Andy Wagner, ACAC head coach. “These athletes have put in the work and it has paid off.”

The Long Course season has ended for most swimmers and the club has finished it’s 2020-2021 year. The new year will kick off in mid-August and ACAC invites anyone interested in swimming year-round to reach out for more information on joining the team. 

ACAC is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor. To learn more about the team, visit www.swim4acac.com.  

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