Your Guide to Men's Swimming Recruiting
To be recruited for a men’s college swimming team, high school student-athletes will need to put the same focus into their recruiting process as they do in improving their event times. Competing for a roster spot on college team is daunting enough, and the competition for scholarships raises a lot of questions for student-athletes and their families.
What steps are taken by a high school swimmer to become a part of the college swimming recruiting process? In addition to maintaining good academic standing, student-athletes need to dedicate a lot of time and effort to both improving their swimming skills and proactively managing their own recruiting process.
Starting with this section, you will begin to better understand the overall process of men’s college swimming recruiting at universities and colleges in all three divisions of the NCAA, as well as colleges associated with the NAIA and NJCAA (Junior College) organizations. The college swimming scholarship process can appear to be complex, especially with all the rules governing bodies, such as the NCAA, have in place for both student-athletes and college swim coaches to follow, but you’re in the right place to determine your next steps.
You’ll be able to look up the minimum swim times each college division considers as coaches place swimmers on men’s college swimming recruit lists. You’ll read about the appropriate manner for contacting a coach to show interest in becoming a part swim team’s roster. These are just a few examples of the insider tips we’ve included to help swim recruits find a college swimming program that is a great fit. Below you’ll find an overview of all the major aspects of men’s college swimming recruiting and be able to click to other pages to find detailed tips, guidelines and insights to help you move forward.