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Women’s NAIA Swimming Schools

For lots of freedom while still participating in athletics, student-athletes should consider a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics or NAIA school. There is less regulation during recruiting, so a coach can contact a swimmer year-round from freshman to senior year in high school. 

How Many NAIA Schools Are There for Women’s Swimming?

There are 31 NAIA swimming schools for women. NAIA differs immensely from Division 3 as there are scholarships available for athletics. Women’s swimming programs are given a maximum of 8 scholarships to divvy up among the team. The amount of scholarship received depends on factors like event times, how much the team needs the swimmer’s event strengths and how the coach typically  prefers to divide the money. 

NAIA Women’s Swimming Rankings

NAIA swimming institutions are the perfect balance for swimmers that have interests outside of the pool, like studying abroad or having an on-campus job. To. guide student-athletes and their families in evaluating schools, NCSA creates an annual list of best colleges. There are many factors to finding the right college fit, especially for NAIA student-athletes who may be more interested in having a well-rounded college experience than athletes at other divisions. 

Best NAIA swimming colleges for women:

1. Soka University of America

2. The College of Idaho

3. Asbury University

4. Indiana Wesleyan University

5. Loyola University New Orleans

6. Morningside College

7. Robert Morris University – Illinois

8. Bethel University - Indiana

9. Columbia College – South Carolina

10. The Master’s University 

Here are the best NAIA women’s swimming colleges in terms of performance, according to a 2018-2019 NAIA post-season poll that includes national championship results.

 

Full List of NAIA Women’s Swimming Colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Phoenix, ARIZONA
South West
Golden State Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Wilmore, KENTUCKY
Mid East
River States Conference  
NAIA  
Mishawaka, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Crossroads League  
NAIA  
McKenzie, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Gainesville, GEORGIA
South East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Campbellsville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Omaha, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Marion, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Crossroads League  
NAIA  
West Palm Beach, FLORIDA
South East
Florida Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Marietta, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Lincoln, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Association of Independent Institutions  
NAIA  
Columbia, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
New Orleans, LOUISIANA
Mid South
Southern States Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Fremont, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Milligan College, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Sioux City, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Bourbonnais, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Phoenix, ARIZONA
South West
(NAIA) (NCWA - Wrestling)  
NAIA  
West Point, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Independent Midwest Region  
NAIA  
Savannah, GEORGIA
South East
Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Redding, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
California Pacific Conference  
NAIA  
Aliso Viejo, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
California Pacific Conference  
NAIA  
Davenport, IOWA
Mid West
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Laurinburg, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Sterling, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Hillsboro, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Caldwell, IDAHO
North West
Frontier Conference  
NAIA  
Santa Clarita, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Thomasville, GEORGIA
South East
Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Everett, WASHINGTON
West Coast
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Barbourville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Leavenworth, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Williamsburg, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Swannanoa, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
USCAA  
NAIA  
Beckley, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Independent Mid-South Region  
NAIA  
Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Walnut Ridge, ARKANSAS
Mid South
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
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