CP-AC Swimming Recognized as Silver Medal Club on 2018 USA Swimming Club Excellence List

December 19, 2017


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

Stamford, CT – The Chelsea Piers Athletic Club Swim Team has been awarded the designation of “Silver Medal Club” for the second straight year.  Jumping 16 spots, from 63rd in the USA to a top 50 ranking of 47th this year, CP-AC Swimming also because the highest performing club in Connecticut for development athletes 18 years of age and younger.

CP-AC Swimming athletes accrued a total of 13,818 points, including World Junior Championship team member Kate Douglass and multiple-event Junior National Finalist/University of Virginia commit Kaki Christensen.  These outstanding athletes propelled the club to the second highest finish of any team in the tri-state area.

“CP-AC Swimming is lucky to have dedicated athletes, parents and a top-notch coaching staff that have spent the last year dedicated to excelling at the highest levels.  Combine that with our world-class facility and you have a great recipe for the year-to-year improvement we have enjoyed since joining the Club Excellence program in 2016.  A huge thank you from Chelsea Piers Connecticut to everyone who helped us improve the program to our current level,” said Head Coach Jamie Barone.

In its 17th 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 2016 program.”

Each team’s ranking score is based on the FINA Points Table, a power point rating system that assigns point values to swimming performances based on the Gold, Silver or Bronze time standard. Starting with the 2017 Club Excellence rankings, Gold swims were multiplied by a factor of 2.0; points for Silver level swims were increased by a factor of 1.5.

For more information about the Club Excellence program visit www.usaswimming.org.

About USA Swimming

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.



Erica Bates 212.336.6870
Chelsea Piers Connecticut ebates@chelseapiers.com

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