Recruiting Advice from one of the Greatest Recruiters Ever

It seems like everyday another high school senior is making his or her commitment to a college program. How does a kid know what the right decision is? How does a parent know which school and swimming program will be the best fit? How do kids get the attention of a college program? And how do foreigners fit into this game?

No one has coached more NCAA D1 championship swim teams than David Marsh. Winning 12 team titles takes talent. While Auburn, David always seemed to find the hidden gems in the recruiting game and then turn them into super stars. He knows how the game is played and in this interview with Garrett McCaffrey he lets you in on some of the secrets.

David Marsh Interview Part 1, Professional Swimming

David Marsh Interview Part 2, The 2012 US Olympic Team

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Great advice from Marsh. Look for the hidden gems, they are out there.


No disrespect is meant to Coach Marsh, who’s record of excellence is without equal at the Div 1 and elite level, but Jim Steen of Kenyon takes the title is one going to say “No one has coached more NCAA championship swim teams” with 50(29 men, 21 women), more than any other coach, in any sport, in any division.


I’ll throw us in as well..Liberty program starting our third year this fall.

About Garrett McCaffrey

No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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