Swimmers and parents are wondering how COVID-19 will impact the college recruiting process?
College swim coaches give advice to swimmers about recruiting in general and how to handle these uncertain times.
“I recommend just taking a breath and encouraging kids to keep in touch and request conversations with coaches and programs that they are interested in pursuing. Things will be delayed but that is going to really depend on each program which is why kids should reach out to schools they are interested in to understand each program’s process as they are all slightly different.”
James Holder, Head Swim Coach-Dartmouth College
In the meantime, there are things that parents and swimmers can be doing to be prepared when recruiting activities pick up again:
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Familiarize yourselves with NCAA Recruiting Terms
Learn when coaches can contact swimmers
Download the checklist to find the right fit to swim in college
Determine which questions to ask coaches
Find out what coaches are looking for
Understand when to begin the research to swim in college
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