December 21, 2011
USA Swimming recognizes DCST as a 2012 Bronze Medal Club
USA Swimming has released the results of their 2012 Club Excellence Program, and DCST was named a Bronze Medal winner. The USA Swimming Club Excellence Program is a program that recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to excellence in performance. This program strives to meet the following objectives:
- Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18 & under athletes;
- Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performance.
The program provides grant funding and recognizes the club development system as integral to achieving excellence in the sport.
As Bronze Medal winner, DCST is one of the clubs ranked 101 through 200 out of a total of over 2,800 register teams in the United States. DCST was one of 8 Illinois teams to be recognized in the program. The other teams were: New Trier (Silver), Academy (Silver), Blue Devil (Bronze), St. Charles (Bronze), Fox Valley (Bronze), NASA Wildcats (Bronze) and Peoria Area (Bronze).