COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – TEAM Charlotte Swimming recently won two national awards at the USA Swimming Club Marketing Awards at the Olympic Training Center.
The nonprofit is a competitive swim team with four locations in Charlotte and Matthews for swimmers ages 6 to 18.
The club, which employs 10 professional coaches, is a year-round, competitive swimming program that seeks to challenge and equip athletes with the tools and skills required to swim competitively.
“We offer a dynamic yet challenging learning environment that emphasizes hard work and great technique, along with a dynamic culture where coaches, swimmers, parents and volunteers are passionate about the sport of competitive swimming and supporting one another in and out of the pool,” said Kristina Bond, who coaches at the club and at Providence Day.
The club has gone from 33 swimmers to more than 250 in a few years. TEAM Charlotte was the only club from North Carolina recognized at the awards ceremony in Colorado.
For the second straight year, TEAM Charlotte won the Marketing Club of the Year in the 151-300 swimmer range.
But this year, TEAM Charlotte doubled up by taking the Best in Sportsmanship Award.
The Marketing Club of the Year is considered the signature award at the awards conference. It is given to an organization that distinguishes itself in innovative and creative marketing campaigns to promote the club and the sport of swimming.
The Best in Sponsorship is given to a club that uses the most unique strategy to bring in financial support and sponsorships.
“Our parent board of directors, our coaching staff and our swimmers have worked hard to share our passion for swimming and love for what we do with as many families in the Charlotte area as we can,” Bond said. “Our families have been tirelessly working to make sure TEAM Charlotte is the best it can be and is a place where any swimmer wanting to pursue their dreams is welcomed into a family environment that is doing everything we can to make sure our swimmers are successful.”