CAC’s Clinton, Habib get real Olympic experience

Two Coastal Aquatic Club members competed at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, the same pool used for the 1996 Summer Olympics, in the ESSZ Age Group Sectional meet this weekend in Atlanta.

Over 100 swim clubs sent their fastest 11-14 year-old swimmers to Atlanta from the member states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Mississippi. Locally, the CAC sent Harrison Clinton and Ella Habib, along with Coach Fabio da Silva.

Over the 3-day meet, Clinton posted 4 TOP TEN finishes: 4th in 200 Breast; 5th in 200 Fly; 7th in 100 Breast; and 7th in 200 IM. Habib posted impressive times in both the 100 and 200 Butterfly. In the end, these swimmers competed against the best swimmers in their age group, and they got the lifetime memory of swimming in the Olympic Pool.

Club swimming now shifts from short-course (25-yeard pools) to long-course (50-meter or Olympic distance pools). CAC will be hosting its Summer Swim Program with weekly meets hosted in Myrtle Beach.

Photo courtesy of CAC

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