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Rose Bowl Aquatics Team Earns Accolades

The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center team was recently recognized as a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club in the 2023-24 Club Excellence Rankings.

Out of the more than 3,000 swim clubs nationwide, Rose Bowl Aquatics secured the 14th spot, marking a significant milestone in the development of athletes aged 18 years and younger.

This achievement is not merely a testament to the club’s success in the pool, but also a tribute to the relentless commitment and collective effort of the entire Rose Bowl Aquatics family, including athletes, families, team support, Boosters, coaches and RBAC staff. RBAC attributes its success to the dedication, unwavering support, passion and all the support the center has received behind the scenes have set them apart.

As a Gold Medal Club, Rose Bowl Aquatics joins an exclusive group of swim clubs across the country that exemplify excellence in competitive swimming development. Their commitment to nurturing athletes to reach their full potential, fostering a strong sense of teamwork, and promoting character development has earned us this prestigious recognition.

Andrew Nguyen, head coach of Rose Bowl Aquatics, expressed pride in the team’s pursuit of excellence, reflecting a shared team vision.

“We’re committed to supporting our athletes in the pool and life,” Nguyen said. “Our dedication to core values remains steadfast, building a strong foundation for athletes, families and coaches. Special thanks to the RBAC executive team, staff, and Board for their vital role in our Gold Medal recognition.”

In a second remarkable feat, Rose Bowl Aquatics celebrates the naming of 19 student-athletes to the USA Swimming  Scholastic All-America Team, ranking fourth in the nation for the most number of student-athletes selected. This achievement underscores the dedication, hard work and commitment of the student-athletes, not only in their swimming pursuits but also in their academic endeavors. To qualify for this prestigious recognition, student-athletes must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and achieve at least a Winter Junior National time standard, showcasing their well-rounded ability.

“This achievement showcases the collective effort and empowering team culture that drives excellence in all aspects of these student-athletes’ lives,” said Jimmy Francis, president and executive director of RBAC.

The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting water safety, lifelong wellness and love for aquatic activities.

First published in the Nov. 17 issue of the San Marino Tribune


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