December 19, 2017
Elmbrook Swim Club Recognized as Bronze Medal Club on
2018 USA Swimming Club Excellence List
Once again the Elmbrook Swim Club has been awarded the top honor of a Bronze medal ranking in the USA Swimming Club Excellence program, recognizing the organization’s highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes 18 years and younger.
EBSC's Junior National athletes Paige Dressel, Sydney Dressel, Gwen Gustafson, Anna Kult, Michael Linnihan, Ryan Linnihan, Emma Schaetz, Kaylyn Schoof, Mason Schoof, Maggie Teng, Reilly Tiltmann, and Zoe Woods tallied 6,724 points to secure the prestigious award.
In its 17th year, 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.
The Elmbrook Swim Club is ranked second among four Wisconsin swim programs to be awarded by the USA Swimming Club Excellence Program.
“Earning a Gold, Silver or Bronze ranking has become a highly coveted honor for our club teams. The competition to earn a Club Excellence ranking continues to be more and more challenging.” said Pat Hogan, USA Swimming’s Club Development Managing Director. “On behalf of USA Swimming, I want to congratulate each of 200 clubs that have earned a ranking in the 2016 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.
Click here to view the complete 2018 Club Excellence Program results.
For more information about the Club Excellence program visit www.usaswimming.org.