October 31, 2023 - Eight Pacific Swimming Clubs Named to USA Swimming's 2023-24 Club Excellence List
Each year, USA Swimming releases their list of the top 200 highest-performing clubs within the organization in the development of swimmers 18 and younger. Of these 200 clubs, the top 20 are dubbed "Gold Medal" clubs, the next 80 are "Silver Medal," and the final 100 are considered "Bronze Medal." For 2023-24, eight clubs from Pacific Swimming have made the list (specific clubs listed below).
Now in its 23rd year, the Club Excellence Program’s primary objectives are to recognize and promote:
- Development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18-and-under athletes
- Resources to motivate and assist USA Swimming member clubs to achieve the highest athlete performance ideals
- Grant funding
- The USA Swimming club development system
18-and-under athletes are eligible to earn points through pool and open-water performances between September 1, 2022, and August 31, 2023. Open water performances from the 5k and 10k at the 2023 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships and the 5k and 7.5k at the 2023 USA Swimming Open Water Junior National Championships are also eligible.
In addition to athlete time standard requirements, member clubs must meet other requirements such as initiating the USA Swimming Safe Sport Club Recognition program by August 31, 2023. All program requirements, including time standards, can be viewed here.
For more information on the selection process, and a complete list of clubs to be named to the 2024 Club Excellence list, click here.
|GOLD MEDAL||SILVER MEDAL||BRONZE MEDAL|
|Crow Canyon Sharks||Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics||QuickSilver Swimming|
|Santa Clara Swim Club||North Bay Aquatics|
|Pleasanton Seahawks||Walnut Creek Aquabears|