For the 12th straight year, the DU Hilltoppers swimming club was recognized by USA Swimming as part of the Club Excellence program. TOPS again earned Silver Medal honors for the eighth consecutive year and 11th overall.

The USA Swimming Club Excellence program recognizes the highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes ages 18 years old and younger. 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.

The Hilltoppers finished 23rd overall in the rankings — just missing out on Gold Club status.

Read more about the Club Excellent program on the USA Swimming website.