Iowa Flyers Swim Club recognized as Silver Medal Club on USA Swimming Club Excellence List

Iowa Flyers Swim Club recognized as Silver Medal Club on USA Swimming Club Excellence List

For the second consecutive year, the Iowa Flyers Swim Club, also known as IFLY, has been awarded the honor of a silver medal ranking in the USA Swimming Club Excellence program, recognizing the organization’s highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes 18 years and younger.

IFLY’s top athletes include seven National Team members and three Olympic Trials qualifiers. Most recently, Ruby Martin, a junior at Iowa City West High School, earned a gold medal at the 2016 Winter Junior National Championships. Her time was the sixth-fastest 200-butterfly time ever for an American in the 15–16 age group.

In its 15th 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.

In addition to recognizing high-performing teams, the program provides grant funding that enable clubs to expand and enhance the services already provided to athletes. A total of $450,000 in grants will be distributed to the 100 gold- and silver-level clubs.

Click here to view the complete 2017 Club Excellence Program results.

Contacts: 

Kelly Teeselink, UI Recreational Services, 319-335-3625

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