2011 USA Swimming Club Excellence Awards
North Baltimore Aquatic Club is the convincing team champion in the 2011
rankings. Scoring 57,953 points, Coach Bob Bowman’s
Maryland-based club took top honors for the 2nd consecutive year. Swim
Atlanta again took 2nd place honors with 38,234 points followed by a
resurgent Curl Burke Swim Club finishing 3rd with 35,565.
The following clubs achieved the Gold Medal level for 2011:
1. North Baltimore Aquatic
2. Swim Atlanta
3. Curl Burke Swim Club
4. Dynamo Swim Club
5. Swim MAC Carolina
6. Carmel Swim Club
7. NOVA of Virginia Aquatics
8. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics
9. Aquajets Swim Team
10. Bolles School Sharks
11. Delaware Swim Team
12. Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club
13. Colorado Stars
14. University of Denver Hilltoppers
15. The Woodlands Swim Team
Kansas City Blazers Swim Team
Three clubs achieved the Gold level for the first time, the Aquajets Swim Team, Delaware Swim Team, and Colorado Stars. Of the 270 teams that submitted applications for this year’s program, a record 74 clubs achieved the criteria for Gold medal eligibility.
2011 is the 10th year of the Club Excellence program and it is interesting to note that this year’s top two teams – North Baltimore and Swim Atlanta - are the only two clubs to earn the Gold Medal level by scoring in the top 16 clubs in each of the ten years. In the history of the program, a total of 59 different clubs have achieved the coveted Gold medal level.
The 2011 program results are based on performances in the 2010 calendar year. Clubs have been selected as Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal clubs according to the following parameters:
Gold Level: The top 16 point-scoring clubs eligible for the Gold level.
The program recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to excellence in performance. In addition to recognizing the top club teams, the program provides grant funding for resources that enable clubs to expand and/or enhance the services they already provide to athletes. A total of $320,000 in grant dollars will be distributed to the 100 Gold and Silver-level clubs. Final grant awards will be announced by June 10.