Club Excellence Program

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

The primary objectives of the program are to recognize and promote:

  • The development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18 & under athletes;
  • Resources to motivate and assist USA Swimming member clubs to achieve the highest athlete performance ideals;
  • Grant funding; and
  • The USA Swimming club development system as integral part in achieving excellence in the sport.


*THERE WILL NOT BE AN APPLICATION FOR THE 2022 CLUB EXCELLENCE PROGRAM. PLEASE REVIEW THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BELOW.*

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION
The program annually recognizes outstanding clubs and may provide monetary grants to those who qualify. Upon recognition as a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal Club, recipients enjoy the following benefits:
 
  • Clubs earn recognition as a USA Swimming Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medal Club for a 1-year period. This recognition includes a vinyl 4’ x 6’ team banner and a results announcement on the USA-S website.
  • Clubs may use the USA Swimming Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medal Club designation and logo through December 31 of the program year, on the club website, social media, club advertising and promotional materials, team letterhead and team apparel.
  • After the 1-year period, clubs may make ongoing use of vinyl team banner(s) and Club Excellence logo(s) on a club webpage or rotating banner specifically featuring current and past team accomplishments. All use of a Club Excellence logo must reflect the correct year and recognition level (Gold, Silver or Bronze) based on these rules
  • Club Excellence funding will be awarded to Gold and Silver medal clubs. 
2022 Timeline
  • October 18, 2021 - USA Swimming member club rankings announced by USA Swimming; Clubs who will be receiving grant funding to be notified. 
  • December 17, 2021 - Grant funding distributed.
  • February 1, 2022 - Banners to be distributed to Gold, Silver and Bronze level USA Swimming member clubs.

Note: Any club eligible for a monetary grant or award for the 2022 Club Excellence program must have submitted all receipts for previous Club Excellence grants before any money will be disbursed for the 2022 grant program.


Please direct any questions regarding the program to Sport Development at sportdevelopment@usaswimming.org.