2017 Silver Medal Club

CLUB EXCELLENCE PROGRAM:

2017 Silver Medal Club

– Voluntary program recognizing the top 200 clubs submitting an application

– 18&Under athletes only

– Long course times only

– Must have at least one athlete meeting the time standard for one of the three levels

– Gold Standard = World ranking in the Top 150 for women, Top 200 for men

– Silver Standard = Long Course National time standards

– Bronze Standard = Long Course Junior National time standards

– Only times meeting or exceeding Long Course Junior National time standards are scored

– Top 20 scoring clubs with at least one athlete meeting the Gold standard are named Gold Medal clubs.

– The next 80 scoring clubs with at least one athlete meeting either the Gold standard or Silver standard are named Silver Medal clubs (SPA ranked 55th overall)

– The next 100 scoring clubs are named Bronze Medal clubs.

– For 2016 SPA had two athletes meet the Gold standard (and Silver standard) and three athletes who met the Bronze standard

– A total of $450,000 in grants will be distributed to the Gold and Silver Medal clubs for 2016