SMAC Earns Silver Medal Level

Luke Stocker
Jan 12, 2019

Congratulations to Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club on being awarded Silver Medal status for USA Swimming's Club Excellence program! We are ranked among the top 100 clubs in the country!

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 as silver honorees. 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 for silver-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.

SMAC is very excited to receive this honor and continue working towards what it takes to be a Gold Medal club.