Questions juniors should be considering:
What academic majors interest me?
Can I score in Conference Championship Meets
Do I want to be among the fastest swimmers on the roster as a freshman or work my way up?
Where do I fit academically based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores?
During junior year, swimmers should:
Demonstrate interest to coaches at programs that are a good fit
Know NCAA and NAIA recruiting rules covering when coaches can have contact with swimmers
Take unofficial visits and college tours
Narrow down list of schools to consider
List questions to ask coaches
Understand the differences between Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA
Take the first step in helping your swimmer through the recruiting process by signing up for the College Swimming Guide mailing list. By reading the blogs and watching the videos, you will become familiar with recruiting terms and the steps to take.
For those of you who would like to dive in deeper to help your swimmer realize their dream of swimming in college, the College Swimming Guide Fast Lane Membership is for you.
A Fast Lane membership will guide you through the entire process by letting you know what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Fast Lane Membership benefits include:
- Action Items at the Beginning of Each Month
- Conference Championship Meet Times (spreadsheets)
- Individual College Top Event Times (spreadsheets)
- Email Templates for Contacting Coaches
- Lists of Questions to Ask Coaches
- College Swimming Guide Fast Lane Community (a space to interact with other swim parents)
- Directory of College Swim Programs with input from college coaches all over the country
- Access to my expertise through the private community, live chats and the ability to purchase private consultations if desired.