Long Course 2013 State Championship Meet Recap

Congratulations to the following swimmers who represented ATOM at 14 & Under and Senior State Championship Meets: Ashlyn Allen, Ben Anderson, Turner Bobbitt, Kathryn Boland, Carly Emerson, Fern Guimond, Joseph Hargrove, Catherine Helm, Anneliese Hohm, Kate Knight, Austin Lockhard, Jack Marquardt, Jake Parrott, Jacob Rauch, Katie Rauch, Sam Reiger, Dakota Schmalz, Elijah Sears, Victor Simmons, Audrey Turner, and Cassie Ward.

ATOM’s 14 and Under swimmers showed great improvement at the meet in Greensboro.  As a team, these swimmers achieved over 90% best times.  AATOM finished 24th out of over 50 teams from around the state.  The following swimmers achieved top 16 finishes at the meet: Turner Bobbitt (50 breast – 14th); Jack Marquardt (100 breast – 13th) Jacob Rauch (100 breast – 8th); Katie Rauch (50 free – 10th, 100 free – 11th, 4th – 50 fly, 12th – 100 fly); Sam Reiger (50 breast – 9th, 100 breast – 12th).  This young group of swimmers is poised to continue to make great accomplishments going into the short course season.

ATOM’s Senior Swimmers attended the NCS Senior Championship meet at MCAC July 18th-21st.  This meet proved to be very competative with many college and postgraduate swimmers attending the meet.  However, ATOM stepped up to the challenge and the following senior swimmers qualified to swim in finals: Kathryn Boland (100 breast, 400 IM); Joseph Hargrove (100 breast, 200 breast); Cassie Ward (100 fly, 400 IM, 200 fly, 200 IM, 200 back); Jake Parrott (200 fly).  ATOM also put together some amazing relay teams that finished in the top 16.  The Senior Girls 400 Medley Relay finished 10th (C. Emerson, K. Boland, C. Ward, K. Knight) and the Senior Boys 400 Medley Relay finished 15th (D. Schmalz, J. Hargrove, J. Parrott, E. Sears).  ATOM’s senior swimmers have made great strides in the past year and finished 18th out of over 50 teams from North Carolina.

Congratulations to Carly Emerson, Fern Guimond, Catherine Helm, Jack Marquardt, Jacob Rauch, Katie Rauch, Sam Reiger, Dakota Schmalz,  and Kathryn Boland on achieving new Senior Sectional time standards.

Congratulations to Cassie Ward on achieving the NCSA Junior National time standard in 100 fly.