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.
Megan Moroney is the top recruit in University of Virginia’s top ten class
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:
Here are “four tips” that coaches can help their swimmers with the college recruiting process.
“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.”
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?
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.
Contributor, Rick Paine, is a friend and an expert on the college recruiting process. He is also the Director of Swimming…
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.
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.
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 University of Maine, 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.