The Club Excellence program identifies clubs that execute strong,
well-rounded programs to produce elite 18-and-under athletes. The
top 20 clubs earn Gold level ranking and those rated 21-100 are
designated as Silver honorees. The next 100 clubs are recognized at
the Bronze level.
“Earning a Gold, Silver or Bronze ranking is a reflection of
the hard work and time invested by athletes and coaches and has
become a highly coveted honor for our teams. To see new clubs earn
a spot on this list is exciting and a testament that the future of
club swimming continues to be bright,” said Pat Hogan, USA
Swimming’s Club Development Managing Director. “On
behalf of USA Swimming, I want to congratulate each of the 200
clubs that have earned a ranking in the 2018 program.”
Each team’s ranking score is based on the FINA Points Table,
a power point rating system that assigns point values to swimming
performances based on the Gold, Silver or Bronze time standard.
Starting with the 2017 Club Excellence rankings, Gold swims were
multiplied by a factor of 2.0; points for Silver level swims were
increased by a factor of 1.5.
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