College Swimming in America
Men’s swimming is an equivalency sport in NCAA Divisions 1 and 2. This means the total allotment of scholarships for the sport can be divided in any number of ways between the athletes on the roster
Things To Know About Swimming Recruiting
When does the swimming recruiting process start?
According to NCAA research, as majority of initial recruiting contacts from coaches happens during the student-athlete’s junior year, and most verbal commitments take place during junior or senior year. However, many college coaches actually think the new rules will move the start of recruiting even earlier for swimming and diving.
While swimming traditionally has not been a sport with early commitments, the new rules implemented to curb early recruiting for other sports, now allow coaches to contact swimmers earlier than they had been before.
How do I get recruited for college swimming?
College coaches scout swimming recruits based on your athletic statistics and achievements, and your academic information. They will also rely on third-party evaluations from a trusted neutral source like ACA. In addition if you can attend swimming camps in the United States it will help you get seen by US coaches.
How do I get a swimming scholarship?
Student-athletes can increase their chances of being awarded a scholarship by finding a swimming program in which their specific skills and advantages could help the team overall to score points. Coaches aren’t evaluating swimmers solely based on their individual strengths; they’re looking at how each recruit’s abilities would complement other athletes’ contributions to the team.