July 30, 2020
FORT Wayne Swim Team was notified by USA Swimming yesterday that we were awarded our LEVEL 4 CLUB RECOGNITION status! This is the highest level within USA Swimming and is an awesome accomplishment for our team. I want to thank all our swimmers, parents/families, volunteers/officials and coaches – as this would not be possible without a total team effort! Coach John Gibson
The Club Recognition program identifies and recognizes club programs that demonstrate a commitment to improving the performance of their athletes, the services provided by the club, and several measures of organizational and business success. Recognition will be given based on criteria specific to developing quality age group based programs including communication, education, and participation activities. This program offers USA Swimming club members a working blueprint for developing strong, stable, financially sound and athletically productive organizations.
Designed by USA Swimming's National Club Development Committee, this program presents four levels of achievement across four component areas deemed critical to long-term club success (Level IV is the highest level). The program encourages clubs to establish organizational goals and to benchmark their progress toward those goals.
The ultimate objective of the program is to strengthen the club system in USA Swimming by guiding clubs through a development process that ultimately positions the program and its coaches to better serve athletes.