Class of 2018: 680+ Early Commitments and Counting at End of Early Period

The Early Signing Period ended yesterday. As we take stock of the high school class of 2018, we notice that we have written articles about 680+ student-athletes and their intentions to swim at the collegiate level in 2018-19. We have covered the top 20 boys in the class and the top 20 girls; we have written about NCAA Divsions I, II, and III and NAIA.

If you didn’t sign a National Letter of Intent in the Early Period, do not despair. Only a handful of colleges have completed their rosters for the fall of 2018. Most coaches are still actively recruiting swimmers and divers for 2018-19.

The SwimSwam Commitment Database (below) gives a snapshot of where the collegiate swimmers are coming from and for whom they have committed to swim. You can sort by club team, college, conference, home state, school, LSC, etc. We are updating the database constantly, so remember to refresh it daily. As a reminder, here is the calendar for signing NLIs to swim/dive in college:

Early Signing Period for Swimming and Diving, high school class of 2018

  • Beginning – November 8, 2017
  • End – November 15, 2017

Regular Signing Period for Swimming and Diving, high school class of 2018

  • Beginning – April 11, 2018
  • End – August 1, 2018

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6 years ago

Anne has done fantastic work on this. It is interesting to read each day and she does a tremendous job building a story out of limited data. So thank you Anne.

BUT this is really just a list of kids who actually sent their stories to swimswim or college swimming. There are tons more who didn’t want to be time-shamed on the comments section here and stayed quiet. There are schools listed here with only a few commits, but their coaches have tweeted out 10 to 20 more signings. So I tend to think an accurate list would be at least double what’s here.

Aggie Swim Fan
Reply to  aviatorfly
6 years ago

Yeah, if someone can’t be kind with their comments regarding these”kids”, then they should just keep them to themselves! My hat is off to all those who write up the stories involving these kids. Everyone of them do a fantastic job! I really appreciate it all! It’s all good!!!

Reply to  Aggie Swim Fan
6 years ago

Absolutely! Great work Anne. BTW the Aggie women are swimming great!!!

Aggie Swim Fan
Reply to  Bupwa
6 years ago

As denoted by my moniker, I’m “all in” regarding that! Let’s go Aggie women’s & men’s teams!! Whoop!!!!

Years of Plain Suck
6 years ago

Editorial Idea for SwimSwam: why not list the college commitments once a week — say on Tuesdays — instead of hourly (as you currently do it). It would make your site a lot easier to read!

Reply to  Years of Plain Suck
6 years ago

Would love to see a follow up article with the remaining ranked swimmers. Perhaps a revised “Top Twenty remaining Boys and Girls” list?

Reply to  Bupwa
6 years ago

only one left is sarah grinalds #20 for girls

Reply to  paloozas
6 years ago

Yes so she would be #1 on the revised list of top 20 girls

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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