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Scottsdale swim team ranks 14th in nation for excellence

Scottsdale Aquatic Club is the only club in Arizona to be recognized

Posted 12/3/21

The Scottsdale Aquatic Club, a year-round competitive swim team offering high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for ages six and up has received one of the country’s most …

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Scottsdale swim team ranks 14th in nation for excellence

Scottsdale Aquatic Club is the only club in Arizona to be recognized

Scottsdale Aquatics Club has ranked 14th in the country for excellence thanks to the diligent work of its coaches.
Scottsdale Aquatics Club has ranked 14th in the country for excellence thanks to the diligent work of its coaches.
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The Scottsdale Aquatic Club, a year-round competitive swim team offering high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for ages six and up has received one of the country’s most prestigious rankings.

Each year, USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, recognizes clubs across the country for club excellence. SAC ranked 14th in the nation out of the 201 clubs earning the highest gold standard recognized in the 2021 to 2022 Club Excellence Program.

The program recognizes USA Swimming’s highest-performing clubs for their commitment to athlete performance and excellence. 

The clubs are ranked by performance scores, more specifically, the FINA points table which assigns point values to individual swimming performances based on the gold, silver or bronze time standard. Performance were achieved from September 1st 2020 through August 31st, 2021.

Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s head coach and CEO Andrew Nguyen who took on the new role last August calls the ranking a huge honor for the club and credits the former head coach and entire coaching team.

“All the credit goes to Kevin Zacher, Bob Platt, and the rest of the amazing coaching staff,” Nguyen stated in the release. “This recognition by USA Swimming is a reflection of everything Scottsdale Aquatic Club has done over the years and continues to do. This ranking is truly a team effort.” 

The Scottsdale Aquatic Club has over 500 swimmers who train at three Scottsdale pools; The Cactus pool, Chaparral pool (which will be moved to the El Dorado pool soon) and the McDowell Mountain Ranch pool.

The club has open tryouts all year, including the summer and the spring and the season runs all year round.

According to the release, Nguyen encourages all interested swimmers to try out because the Scottsdale Aquatic Club is training more than just competitive swimmers.

"My main goal is for our athletes to enjoy the process as they reach their full potential," he stated. "As a youth sport program, the goal is always to develop the entire human being, and we want to make sure we are doing it the right way.” 

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