December 16, 2019
USA Swimming's 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 rankings and those rated 21-100 are designated Silver honorees. The next 100 clubs are recognized at the Bronze level.
"USA Swimming is fortunate to have dedicated athletes and coaches doing incredible work in pools across the country. The clubs who have earned Gold, Silver or Bronze honors are building future champions who will continue our success at the international level," said Usa Swimming Managing Director of Sport Development Joel Shinofield.
Each team's ranking score is based on FINA Points Table, a power point rating system that assigns point values to individual swimming performances. Gold swims were mutiplied by a factor of 2.0 points, points for Silver swims were increased by a factor of 1.5. Open water swimmers are eligible to score points based on their finishes at the 2019 USA Swimming Open Water National and Junior National Championships.
SILVER LEVEL ILLINOIS SWIM CLUBS:
- Fox Valley Swim Team
- NASA Wilcat Aquatics
- Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club
- Academy Bullets Swim Club
BRONZE LEVEL ILLINOIS SWIM CLUBS:
- Waves Bloomington-Normal Y
- St Charles Swim Team
- Glenbrook Swim Club
- Delta Aquatics
- Springfield YMCA Swim Team
- Barrington Swim Club
- Champaign County YMCA Heat
- NW DuPage YMCA/ BR Ryall YMCA Swim Team
- Patriot Aquatic Club
Congratulations to all of the above Illinois Swimming clubs who were designated in the USA Swimming Club Excellence program.