WILTON, Conn. – The Wilton Wahoos were ranked 15th in the nation and named a gold medal club by USA Swimming as the national organization announced its Club Excellence program.
Of the more than 10,000 swim clubs in the United States, the Wahoos are one of the top 20 elite swimming programs that have earned a gold medal in consecutive years.
The Club Excellence Program identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs nationwide for their commitment to performance excellence and strives to promote the development of strong, well-rounded senior swimming at the junior national level. Through this recognition program, USA Swimming provides resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of swimmer-athlete performance.
"Becoming a gold medal club was a goal of the coaching staff as we knew we had the resources to accomplish this,'' coach Randy Erlenbach said. "Through a lot of hard work and dedication of our student-athletes, coaches, parents, and YMCA staff, we are proud to have accomplished this high accolade as recognized by USA Swimming but most of all, this comes from the high level of performance from our swimmers.”
Some of the top swimmers from Wilton in the past year were Ian Rainey, Max Dolan, Verity Abel, Sam DeLise, Max Dolan, Stephen Holmquist, Tommy Kealy and Alyssa Storino.
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