December 21, 2017
The 2018 USA Swimming Club Excellence Program results are in, and Somerset Valley YMCA has earned Bronze Medal Status as a top-200 program in the nation! This marks the sixth time in program history that SVY has been recognized by USA Swimming as a Club Excellence program. SVY is the highest ranked program in New Jersey Swimming, was the only YMCA program to be recognized, and is one of only three NJ Swimming programs to earn a spot on the prestigious list.
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 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 year, the Club Excellence program recognizes the organization’s highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes 18 years and younger. 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.
For the complete 2018 USA Swimming Club Excellence results, follow this link.