Swim Clubs


The Club Excellence Program is a voluntary program that identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to performance excellence. 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.

2015 Program TIMELINE

• September 1, 2014 - Program announcement distributed to all USA Swimming clubs. Application forms and information available on the USA Swimming website.

• October 17, 2014 - Deadline for applications from clubs to USA Swimming.


• December 15, 2014 - Club rankings announced by USA Swimming & Grant applications sent to all Gold and Silver clubs.


• February 20, 2015 - Deadline for grant applications to USA Swimming from Gold and Silver clubs.


• April 17, 2015 - Grant awards announced by USA Swimming.


Please direct any questions regarding the program to Pat Hogan at phogan@usaswimming.org or Tom Avischious at tavischious@usaswimming.org.


The program annually recognizes up to 200 outstanding clubs and provides monetary grants to those who qualify as Gold Medal or Silver Medal clubs. Upon recoginition as a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal Club, recipients enjoy the following benefits:

  • A 4 'x 6' banner recognizing their level of achievement
  • The right to use the 2015 Club Excellence Program logo on the club website and in advertising/promotional materials through December 31 of 2015
  • The club's level of achievement is displayed on the USA Swimming website in the club search section
  • Gold and Silver level clubs are eligible to apply for grant funding

Club Excellence Profiles

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