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.
The ultimate objective of the program is to strengthen the club system in USA Swimming by guiding clubs through a development process that ultimately positions the program and its coaches to better serve athletes.
The Club Development Committee looked at many different factors that helped create “great” clubs. The committee grouped all of the factors into four major component areas:
- Business & Organizational Success
- Parent & Volunteer Development
- Coach Development & Education
- Athlete Development & Performance
List of NCS Clubs by Achievement Level as of 08/30/20
USA Swimming Club Excellence Program
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.
Virtual Club Championship Rankings
The Virtual Club Championship (VCC) automatically ranks all USA Swimming member clubs based on swimmer performance. You can see how your club stacks up against others in your LSC, Zone and even nationally. USA Swimming computers figure out the best possible event line up for your team.
To see how your club ranks against other clubs in the LSC, Zone or other clubs of similar size, visit the VCC Ranking Query on the USA Swimming website.
The VCC recognizes and highlight clubs that are developing athletes and achieving success at multiple levels emphasizing the team element in club swimming.
Below are lists of seasonal VCC standings among North Carolina Swimming Clubs.
2019 Long Course Season (Final Standings)
2018-19 Short Course Season (Final Standings)
2018 Long Course Season (Final Standings)
2017-18 Short Course Season (Final Standings)
2017 Long Course Season (Final Standings)
2016-17 Short Course Season (Final Standings)
2016 Long Course Season (Final Standings)
2015-16 Short Course Season (Final Standings)
2015 Long Course Season (Final Standings)
2014-15 Short Course Season (Final Standings)
2014 Long Course Season (Final Standings)
2013-14 Short Course Season (Final Standings)
2013 Long Course Season (Final Standings)
2012-13 Short Course Season (Final Standings)
NCS Top Five Swimmers and NCS All Stars – By Club
North Carolina Swimming presents Top Five recognition to swimmers by age group who finish among the top five in the end of the year final rankings in short course or long course.
North Carolina Swimming presents All Star recognition to swimmers based on selection criteria in article 214 of the General Rules of North Carolina Swimming.
The following lists show the number of swimmers by club who attained Top Five and All Star recognition: