Deerfield Park District's COHO Swim Club recently received great news from the USA Swim Club Recognition Program that announced the Deerfield club is the first in the state to make it to the highest level of achievement based on the program's parameters.
The national program scores clubs on a variety of areas, including business and organizational success; parent and volunteer development; coach development and education; and athletic development and performance, according to COHO Head Coach Nancy Reese. COHO made it to level four, which is the highest level clubs can attain, she said.
"Receiving this honor was really important to us," Reese said. "We have been focusing on being well-rounded."
The program is designed to help clubs move through levels of achievement to create strong, long-lasting swim clubs.
The COHO swim club began in the village in 1971. It currently has about 300 member, Reese said.