Swim Clubs

CLUB EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

The Club Excellence Program is a voluntary program that identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to performance excellence. This program strives to meet the following objectives:

  • Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18 & under athletes;
  • Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performance.

The program provides grant funding and recognizes the club development system as integral to achieving excellence in the sport.

2014 Club Excellence Results

SWIMMAC TAKES 3RD STRAIGHT CLUB EXCELLENCE TITLE

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – SwimMAC Carolina is the 2014 team champion in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program. SwimMAC scored 57,297 points to earn a decisive 3RD straight victory. Nation’s Capital Swim Club finished in 2nd place with 45,411 points followed by SwimAtlanta in 3rd position with 37,294.

The following clubs achieved the coveted Gold Medal level for 2014. Click here to view the complete 2014 Club Excellence Program results.

1. SwimMAC Carolina
57,297
2. Nation's Capital Swim Club
45,411
3. SwimAtlanta
37,294
4. Dynamo Swim Club
33,292
5. Sarasota YMCA Sharks
32,086
6. Lakeside Swim Team
30,803
7. Mission Viejo Nadadores
29,093
8. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics
28,709
9. Aquazot Swim Club
27,864
10. North Baltimore Aquatic Club
27,145
11. KING Aquatic Club
26,966
12. Wilton Y Wahoos
23,722
13. Germantown Academy Aquatic Club
22,971
14. Dayton Raiders
21,200
15. Bolles School Sharks
20,655
16. Pleasanton Seahawks
19,704
17. Bluefish Swim Club
19,045
18. Terrapins Swim Team
18,679
19. Scottsdale Aquatic Club
18,658
20. Clearwater Aquatic Team
18,653

 

 

Two clubs have achieved the Gold Medal level for the first time this year …the Wilton Y Wahoos and Scottsdale Aquatic Club. Since the inception of this program, 67 different clubs have earned the Gold Medal ranking at least once.

Of the 304 teams that submitted applications for this year’s program, 98 clubs met the criteria for Gold Medal eligibility and an additional 102 clubs were eligible for the Silver level.

The program recognizes up to 200 clubs as Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal clubs according to the following parameters:

Gold Level: The top 20 point-scoring clubs eligible for the Gold level
Silver Level: The remaining clubs ranked through #100 and not achieving Gold status.
Bronze Level: Clubs ranked #101 through #200 and not achieving Gold or Silver status.

The program recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to excellence in performance. In addition to recognizing high performing teams, the program provides grant funding for resources that enable clubs to expand and/or enhance the services they already provide to athletes. A total of $350,000 in grant dollars will be distributed to the 100 Gold and Silver-level clubs. Final grant awards will be announced by April 18, 2014.

Congratulations to all 200 clubs that earned a Club Excellence ranking!

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

The program annually recognizes up to 200 outstanding clubs and provides monetary grants to those who qualify as Gold Medal or Silver Medal clubs. Upon recoginition as a Gold, Sliver or Bronze Medal Club, recipients enjoy the following benefits:

  • A 4 'x 6' banner recognizing their level of achievement
  • The right to use the Club Excellence Program logo in advertising and promotional materials for a 1 year period
  • The club's level of achievement is displayed on the USA Swimming website in the club search section
  • Gold and Silver level clubs are eligible to apply for grant funding

2015 Program Information & Requirements

2015 Club Excellence Information and Requirements   

Club Excellence Profiles