Connecticut Swimming

Club Recognition

USA Swimming offers a variety of programs to member clubs. These programs have been created to enhance, encourage, recognize and reward member clubs. All programs are administered and funded by USA Swimming.

USA Swimming Club Excellence Program
USA Swimming Club Recognition Program
USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognition Program

USA Swimming's 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, Those rated 21-100 are designated as Silver honorees. The next 100 clubs are recognized at the Bronze level.

Each team’s ranking score is based on the FINA Points Table, a power point rating system that assigns point values to individual swimming performances based on the Gold, Silver or Bronze time standard. Qualification period, September 1 – August 31.


2023 USA Swimming Club Excellence Program


 Silver Medal  

Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club


Bulldog Swim Club
Ridgefield Aquatic Club

Past Club Excellence Teams


USA Swimming Club Recognition Program

The Club Recognition Program offers our club members a working blueprint for developing strong, stable, financially sound and athletically productive organizations. Designed by USA Swimming's Club Development Committee (comprised primarily of coaches), this voluntary program presents four levels of achievement across four component areas deemed critical to long-term club success. The program encourages clubs to establish organizational goals and to benchmark their progress toward those goals.

Level 4
Wilton Y Wahoos

Level 3
Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club
Mandell Jewish Community Center Sharks
YMCA of Greenwich Marlins Swim Team

Level 2
Charter Oak Aquatic Club
Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club

Connecticut Aquatic Club
Indian Valley Family YMCA Breakers
Mandell Jewish Community Center
Piranha Swimming @ Darien YMCA
Ridgefield Aquatic Club
Shelton Monroe Swim Team
SoCo Aquatic Club
Thames Aquatic Club
West Hartford Aquatic Team
Westport/Weston Family Y Swim Team
Wheeler Regional Y Tiger Sharks.

ZEUS Swim Team

Level 1
Amity Regional Aquatic Club
Glastonbury Swim Team

Greenwich YWCA Dolphins Swim Team
Hopkins Mariner Swim Team
Laurel East Hartford YMCA

New Canaan YMCA Caimans
Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut Makos
Stamford Sailfish Aquatic Club
Storrs Aquatics
Weston Swimming