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Men's Division 1 Swimming Colleges

Student-athletes who dream of being recruited by Division 1 swimming colleges need to understand they are competing against the best swimmers in the country. Coaches at these schools are seeking the very top talent to help their team score points.

How many Division 1 swim teams are there? 

There are 143 men’s Division 1 swimming colleges across the country. Each team can offer up to a maximum of 9.9 scholarships if they are fully funded. Since swimming is an equivalency sport, the scholarships are usually divided amongst several swimmers, making it rare for an athlete to receive a full-ride scholarship.

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Division 1 swimming rankings

In addition to NCAA rankings based on team performance only, NCSA also provides our own list of best NCAA division 1 swimming colleges. The best Division 1 swimming colleges on our Power Rankings are compiled using a number of data sources that factor in other aspects of the college experience, such as costs and graduation rates.

Top Division 1 men’s swimming programs

  1. Stanford

  2. Harvard

  3. Princeton

  4. Yale

  5. California

  6. North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  7. Duke

  8. Michigan

  9. Virginia

  10. Columbia

Full list of D1 Swimming Colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Washington, District Of Columbia
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Tempe, Arizona
South West
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Auburn, Alabama
South East
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Muncie, Indiana
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Louisville, Kentucky
Mid East
Coastal Colelgiate Sports Association
NCAA D1
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
New England
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Boston, Massachusetts
New England
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Provo, Utah
South West
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
NCAA D1
Providence, Rhode Island
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Smithfield, Rhode Island
New England
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Riverside, California
West Coast
Western Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
San Luis Obispo, California
West Coast
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
NCAA D1
Bakersfield, California
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA D1
Buffalo, New York
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Cleveland, Ohio
Great Lakes
Horizon League
NCAA D1
Hamilton, New York
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Worcester, Massachusetts
New England
Patriot League
NCAA D1
New York, New York
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Ithaca, New York
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Hanover, New Hampshire
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Davidson, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic 10
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Durham, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Charleston, Illinois
Great Lakes
Ohio Valley Conference
NCAA D1
Fairfield, Connecticut
New England
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Boca Raton, Florida
South East
Conference USA
NCAA D1
Tallahassee, Florida
South East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Bronx, New York
North East
Atlantic 10
NCAA D1
Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Mid East
Coastal Collegiate Sports Association
NCAA D1
Fairfax, Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Washington, District Of Columbia
North East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Washington, District Of Columbia
North East
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
Atlanta, Georgia
South East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Phoenix, Arizona
South West
Western Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Washington, District Of Columbia
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Bloomington, Indiana
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Indianapolis, Indiana
Great Lakes
Horizon League
NCAA D1
New Rochelle, New York
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Easton, Pennsylvania
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Brooklyn, New York
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Mid South
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Baltimore, Maryland
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Riverdale, New York
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Poughkeepsie, New York
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Oxford, Ohio
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
East Lansing, Michigan
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Springfield, Missouri
Mid West
Missouri Valley Conference
NCAA D1
West Long Branch, New Jersey
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Emmitsburg, Maryland
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Newark, New Jersey
North East
America East
NCAA D1
Niagara University, New York
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Raleigh, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Evanston, Illinois
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Rochester, Michigan
Great Lakes
Horizon League
NCAA D1
Columbus, Ohio
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Norfolk, Virginia
Mid East
Conference USA
NCAA D1
University Park, Pennsylvania
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Princeton, New Jersey
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Providence, Rhode Island
New England
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
West Lafayette, Indiana
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
St. Louis, Missouri
Mid West
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Jersey City, New Jersey
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Seattle, Washington
West Coast
Western Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
South Orange, New Jersey
North East
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
Brookings, South Dakota
North West
The Summit League
NCAA D1
Carbondale, Illinois
Great Lakes
Missouri Valley Conference
NCAA D1
Dallas, Texas
Mid South
American Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Saint Bonaventure, New York
North East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Brooklyn Heights, New York
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Stanford, California
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Vestal, New York
North East
America East Conference
NCAA D1
College Station, Texas
Mid South
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Fort Worth, Texas
Mid South
Big 12 Conference
NCAA D1
Towson, Maryland
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
USAFA, Colorado
South West
Mountain West Conference
NCAA D1
West Point, New York
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Annapolis, Maryland
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
South East
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Tucson, Arizona
South West
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Berkeley, California
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
La Jolla, California
West Coast
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
NCAA D1
Santa Barbara, California
West Coast
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
NCAA D1
Cincinnati, Ohio
Great Lakes
American Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Newark, Delaware
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Denver, Colorado
South West
The Summit League
NCAA D1
Evansville, Indiana
Great Lakes
Missouri Valley Conference
NCAA D1
Gainesville, Florida
South East
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Athens, Georgia
South East
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Honolulu, Hawaii
West Coast
Big West
NCAA D1
Chicago, Illinois
Great Lakes
Horizon League
NCAA D1
Lexington, Kentucky
Mid East
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Louisville, Kentucky
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Orono, Maine
New England
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Baltimore, Maryland
North East
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Amherst, Massachusetts
New England
Atlantic 10
NCAA D1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mid West
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Columbia, Missouri
Mid West
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Omaha, Nebraska
Mid West
The Summit League
NCAA D1
Las Vegas, Nevada
South West
Mountain West Conference
NCAA D1
Wilmington, North Carolina
Mid East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Notre Dame, Indiana
Great Lakes
Division I-A Independents
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
North East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Columbia, South Carolina
South East
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Vermillion, South Dakota
North West
The Summit League
NCAA D1
Los Angeles, California
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Knoxville, Tennessee
Mid East
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Austin, Texas
Mid South
Big 12 Conference
NCAA D1
San Antonio, Texas
Mid South
Southland Conference
NCAA D1
Stockton, California
West Coast
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
NCAA D1
Salt Lake City, Utah
South West
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Charlottesville, Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Madison, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Horizon League
NCAA D1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Horizon League
NCAA D1
Laramie, Wyoming
North West
Mountain West Conference
NCAA D1
Valparaiso, Indiana
Great Lakes
Summit League
NCAA D1
Villanova, Pennsylvania
North East
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
Lexington, Virginia
Mid East
Metro Atlantic Conference
NCAA D1
Blacksburg, Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Staten Island, New York
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Morgantown, West Virginia
Mid East
Big 12 Conference
NCAA D1
Cincinnati, Ohio
Great Lakes
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
New Haven, Connecticut
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Youngstown, Ohio
Great Lakes
Horizon League
NCAA D1

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