December 27, 2018
The 2019 Club Excellence Results have officially been announced this month by USA Swimming and
Katy Aquatics has been recognized as a Silver Medal Club for the second year in a row!
Now in its 18th 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 a silver honor.
The next 100 clubs are recognized at the bronze level.
Each team’s ranking score is
based on the FINA Points Table, a power point rating system that
assigns point values to individual 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 forsilver-level swims were increased by a factor of 1.5. Open water swimmers are eligible to score points based on their finishes at the 2018 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships and
Junior National Championships.
Washington, D.C. area’s Nation’s Capital Swim Club has claimed the No. 1 spot in the USA Swimming Club Excellence program for the fifth consecutive year. On an annual basis, the Club Excellence program recognizes USA Swimming’s highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes ages 18 years and younger.
“USA Swimming is fortunate to have tremendous athletes and coaches doing incredible work at the club level from coast to coast. The clubs who have earned Gold, Silver or Bronze honors represent the best of the best, and they are laying the groundwork for the future success of USA Swimming at the international level,” said USA Swimming Managing Director of Sport Development Joel Shinofield. “We are excited and honored to again distribute $400,000 in grants to the top 100-ranked clubs in 2019.”
Click here to view the 2019 Club Excellence Results.