During recruiting, my swimmer talked to coaches by email, phone and in person. Coaches shared great advice about college recruiting and things to consider in making a decision. Here are seven tips about college recruiting from a variety of coaches:
Hayley Blaauw, a breaststroker, has committed to Queens University at Charlotte.
Coulter Merrill has committed to Maine University, and his teammate Thomas Hall committed to Old Dominion University.
Wyoming high school senior Iliana Jones committed to Mizzou, and her teammate Tommy Drazick committed to the University of South Dakota.
I hope this helps you wade through pools of confusion and simplifies the process. Enjoy the recruiting experience—it’s an exciting time in your swimmer’s life—and in yours, too.
“Coaches and schools are investing a lot of money in a recruit’s education. You can bet that they are going to get to know everything they can about the person they want to recruit.”
“I am a college swimming and diving coach and serve as my programs recruiting coordinator. I talk to and e-mail recruits every day and that process ends up being a large portion of what I do when I am not on the deck.”
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Wheaton College (Illinois): This college swimming recruiting video was designed, filmed, and edited by junior Jonathan Lait.
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Gillian Schwartz has committed to swim for the University of Nebraska-Omaha
Eli Hoenshel, of Spring, Texas, has committed to swim for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers
The defending NCAA Division II national champions picked up a verbal commitment from Kansas City Swim Academy’s Ashley Sturman
#1 women’s recruit Katie Ledecky eliminated all suspense and made her decision early. Since then, we’ve written over 500 articles about other swimmers making their decisions. See them all here.
Bryce Timonera of Indian River State College, defending NJCAA national champions for the last 40 seasons, will use the rest…