Rick Paine

How to Talk on the Phone with College Coaches

Hopefully you have been emailing college coaches and are getting ready for them to start calling. Here are some tips for setting yourself apart on the phone and preparing for those conversations.

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Questions for College Swim Coaches from American College Connection

To help you out during the recruiting process, ACC has put together a list of questions that they suggest swimmers consider asking college coaches.

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Swimming Recruits Have to Grow Up Fast

In case you are not aware, the NCAA changed its recruiting rules again and the new rules went into effect May 1. Division I college coaches can now start contacting recruits after their sophomore year beginning June 15.

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Less Obvious Ways to Get College Coaches to Recruit You

Parents and swimmers are always asking us what are some of the little things they can do to get coaches to recruit them?

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When to Tell Your College Coach That You Want to Transfer

The new rules make it much easier to transfer than ever before; however, there are still some things to think about before you decide to up and change schools.

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New College Swimming Transfer Rules in Plain English

New NCAA rules went into effect in October that dramatically change the transfer process in college swimming.

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The Ever Changing Face of College Recruiting

I have been directly involved with college recruiting for the past 35 years… Needless to say, I have seen some significant changes in the recruiting process over this time.

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American College Connection Adds Director of Diving, Frannie Malone

Frannie Malone comes to ACC with a diverse coaching background. Her past 14 years have been spent at The University of Iowa, serving as Assistant Coach from 2004-2010 and Associate Head Coach from 2010-2018.

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Impact of the New NCAA Recruiting Rules 2018

You are just starting your junior year in high school and on September 1 you received tons of emails from college coaches. Its all fun and games until they start pressing you to take an official visit.

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How Great Swimming Parents Help Their Swimmer with Goal Setting

All of the great coaching your swimmer receives from their club and high school coaches and from swim clinics and all of the brilliant advice that I provide will be wasted if your swimmer does not have the proper support system at home.

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How To Tell a Coach “No, Thanks” in the College Recruiting Process

At American College Connection we really try to educate our swimmers on how to communicate with college coaches. We want them to feel honored that any college coach would want them to swim for their team. Every college coach deserves respect.

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New NCAA Rule Changes in Plain English

The NCAA passed new rules this week that will have a huge effect on recruiting, including official visits, unofficial visits and more. A breakdown of the NCAA rules changes regarding recruiting.

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Before You Sign Ask The Following Questions

With it being national signing week starting on November 8 until November 15, remember that there are some things you should make sure you ask your coach before you sign.

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How Do You Know When You Have A Coach’s Best Offer?

The answer is you don’t because most coaches don’t know. You can usually count on the first offer not being their best offer, but where do you go from there?

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Inside Recruiting Tips – Don’t Ask For A Deadline

It is a great honor to get recruited by college coaches and even a greater honor to receive a scholarship offer. Less than 5% of the swimmers in the world who want to swim in college receive any kind of scholarship offer.

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