College Recruiting

College Recruiting: There is Nothing Magic About July 1

Don’t panic if you have not received a ton of calls on July 1. This is only the first day that D-I coaches are “allowed” to start making calls.

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Ranking the 2015 Women’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #9-12

Megan Moroney is the top recruit in University of Virginia’s top ten class

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The “5 Tool” Recruit: Keys to a Successful College Recruiting Experience

Every recruit’s goal should be to make the best impression on the coach and prospective team as possible. The top five “tools” a recruit can have are as follows:

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4 College Recruiting Tips for Club Swim Coaches

Here are “four tips” that coaches can help their swimmers with the college recruiting process.

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When is My Club Swim Coach Going to Get Me Recruited?

“Helping swimmers and parents through the recruiting process is a full time job, and you can’t expect your club coach to do everything that is necessary to help you get recruited.”

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How to Find a Good College Swim Team

It is pretty easy to find a strong swimming school by looking at the rankings, but what about all of the other schools that are not consistently ranked. How do you determine if a school has a good swim program and if it is headed in the right direction?

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Secrets of College Recruiting: Why Race Video Matters

You don’t have to win or even go a best time or have perfect strokes, starts or turns, but you do have to RACE. Coaches want to see you race.

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How to Invite Yourself For a College Recruiting Visit

Contributor, Rick Paine, is a friend and an expert on the college recruiting process. He is also the Director of Swimming…

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Over 1000 College Swimming Commits in 2015, see the list here

Between the more-than-850 commit stories we have written and press releases sent to us by colleges, SwimSwam has compiled a list of over 1000 members of the high school class of 2015. See where they come from and where we will find them next year.

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800 College Swimming Commits so far in 2015, see the list here

SwimSwam has covered 800-and-counting commit stories, which when taken together tell a story about the high school class of 2015 and where we will find them next year.

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7 Tips for Swim Parents About College Recruiting

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:

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Breaststroke and IMer Blaauw Commits to Reigning National Champion Queens

Hayley Blaauw, a breaststroker, has committed to Queens University at Charlotte.

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Two Nation’s Capital Swimmers Announce Their Fall Commitments

Coulter Merrill has committed to University of Maine, and his teammate Thomas Hall committed to Old Dominion University.

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Wyoming Swimmers Jones and Drazick Announce Their Fall Commitments

Wyoming high school senior Iliana Jones committed to Mizzou, and her teammate Tommy Drazick committed to the University of South Dakota.

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7 Tips for Swim Parents on the College Recruiting Process

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.

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