Dear USA Swimming Member Club:
The 2,900 member clubs of USA Swimming are the foundation of USA Swimming’s continuing international success. We are proud to honor the dedication and commitment of these clubs as we introduce the 13th year of the USA Swimming Club Excellence Program.
The purpose of this letter is to formally announce the 2014 program and provide directions to all clubs regarding the application process. For complete program information and the link to begin the application, click here.
In order to apply for the 2014 program, clubs must:
1. Complete the online application form available on the USA Swimming website.
2. Submit the performance scoring using the Online Meet Entry (OME) system on the USA Swimming website. Instructions for using OME are included in this packet.
3. Submit both components - the online application and the performance scoring - by the Oct 18, 2013 deadline.
Following is the complete timeline for the 2014 program:
09-01-13: Application period begins. Program announcement distributed to all USA-S clubs.
Application form and info available on the USA-S Swimming website.
10-18-13: Deadline for applications from clubs to USA Swimming
12-13-13: Club rankings announced by USA Swimming & Grant applications sent to all
qualifying clubs (Gold and Silver)
02-21-14: Deadline for grant applications to USA Swimming from qualifying clubs
04-18-14: Grant awards announced by USA Swimming
Also, please note that the application requirement again includes Club Recognition Program participation. All clubs applying for the 2014 Club Excellence program must successfully complete at least Level 1 of the Club Recognition Program. If you have previously completed Level 1, you don’t need to do it again.
As the entity that directly delivers services to athletes, swim clubs are vital to the ongoing growth and success of the sport. The Club Excellence program is one way in which USA Swimming recognizes our highest performing clubs and rewards them for a job well done.
Managing Director, Club Development