December 20, 2017
Fishers Area Swimming Tigers Recognized
as Bronze Medal Club on
2018 USA Swimming Club Excellence List
Gold, Silver, Bronze recognition awarded to 200 clubs for performance excellence
Fishers, IN– The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers 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. This is the 5th year that FAST has earned either a Silver or Bronze rating.
FAST, which recently sent its largest squad of 9 athletes to the Junior National meet in Knoxville, Tennessee, tallied 4,133 points in this year’s ranking.
"The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers have a great program,” beganfirst-year Head Coach Joe Keller, “but we are definitely not satisfied and have our eye on earning Gold Medal status.” Coach Keller continued, “FAST has an outstanding support system of families and volunteers that provide for our athletes and will elevate them to greater heights. In addition, we are fortunate to swim in an area filled with potential. I would like to thank the coaches, parents and 18 & under athletes that are committed to the sport and recognized by USA Swimming. I would also like to congratulate the other Clubs that are recognized through this program. It is hard work and dedication that help us all rise to higher levels of excellence."
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.
“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 the 200 clubs that have earned a ranking in the 2017 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.