USA Swimming released the 2012 Club Excellence results, and FCST has been named a USA Swimming GOLD MEDAL Club! This is the first time FCST has achieved this honor, and FCST is the only Texas team to make the Top 20 this year.
The Club Excellence Program identifies the top 18 & under clubs based strictly on performance. The top 20 clubs are named Gold Medal clubs, the next 80 clubs are named Silver Medal clubs, and the remaining clubs with a Junior National qualifier are named Bronze Medal clubs. Points are based on world rankings, and only swimmers with Long Course Junior National times are eligible.
According to the USA Swimming website, the program is designed to “promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18 & under athletes;” and “provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performance.”
This designation exemplifies the culmination of tremendous team work. Congratulations to all FCST athletes, parents, and coaches for being recognized as one of the premier swim teams in USA Swimming!