St. Petersburg Aquatics recognized as Silver Medal Club on USA Swimming Club Excellence list

Gold, Silver, Bronze recognition awarded to 200 clubs for performance excellence

USA Swimming National Club Excellence Program 2017 Silver Medal Club badgeFor the eighth time in the past nine years, St. Petersburg Aquatics has been awarded the honor of a Silver Medal ranking in the USA Swimming Club Excellence program, which recognizes the organization’s highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes 18 years and younger.

Now in its 15th 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.

“Earning a Gold, Silver or Bronze ranking has become a highly coveted honor for our club teams. The competition to earn a Club Excellence ranking continues to be more and more challenging.” said Pat Hogan, USA Swimming’s Club Development Managing Director. “On behalf of USA Swimming, I want to congratulate each of 200 clubs that have earned a ranking in the 2017 program.”

In addition to recognizing high-performing teams, the program provides grant funding that enable clubs to expand and enhance the services already provided to athletes. A total of $450,000 in grants will be distributed to the 100 Gold- and Silver-level clubs.

Click here to view the complete 2017 Club Excellence Program results.

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