Dear ACC, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your invaluable help with the recruiting process for my two swimmers. This process is challenging and stressful for everyone involved. What makes Lori Payne such an asset to your organization is her ability to break down the process…read more
Lori Payne proved to be worth far more than what was ever expected. In a process that can be highly sensitive among a spectrum of personalities, expectations, and realities, Lori was excellent at helping navigate. Her depth of knowledge of the programs, coaches, and the pulse of what was going…read more
Hi Rick Trusting you are well and safe. As I'm writing this email, Henju is flying into the USA to start his swimming scholarship at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I think we started the process with you and American College Connection approximately 3 years ago and, as things go,…read more
We would like to thank Rick and his team at ACC for guiding us thru this process, especially under the difficult circumstances created this year by Covid 19. And a special thank you to Melynda for her motherly approach.
Rick initially spoke to us in detail about our son, to find out what his College and Swimming needs were for the next four years. He was clearly genuinely interested in ensuring our son got the best ‘fit’ in all areas. Rick sent out our son’s credentials and we then…read more
Hi Rick and Melynda, Arthur is very happy and excited to continue his athletic and student endeavors at The University of Chicago! We can’t thank you enough for looking after Arthur during this journey! College swimming recruiting has been all-new from Down Under, we learned a lot! You answered thousands…read more
2020 was a difficult year for sports scholarships but Rick was committed to finding Eric an opportunity that meets his requirements. He was very patient and persistent in pursuing appropriate contacts and his perseverance paid off in the end. We are grateful to ACC for their efforts so far and…read more
We had a terrific experience with ACC Recruits and Rick Paine. According to my son Rick was like a second parent to him during the recruiting experience – an additional parent with knowledge of the college recruiting process! Rick and his staff at ACC cared deeply about finding the right…read more
We can’t thank American College Connection enough for the tremendous support for both of our children during each of their own college recruiting processes. Rick Paine and his associates helped our kids craft a college search strategy commensurate with their individual future goals both in the pool and the classroom. …read more
Our son, Daniel, loves participating in sports. Throughout his high school career, he was a 3-sport varsity athlete, enjoying football, swimming and track & field. He did not favor any one of them until his senior year swim season. He had participated in the MN State High School meet in…read more
I can honestly say that without the help of Rick and ACC I would not be where I am now. When I met Rick, I was a raw athlete from out-state Nebraska who had only been swimming for two years and had no clue how to go to the next…read more
ACC connected us with Limestone U. where Dylan receive a substantial scholarship and signed with them in November. Limestone notified us in April that they were dropping their swim program. We are so thankful for ACC sticking with us and helping Dylan find another university and scholarship at such a…read more
Donny will put your college bound swimmer where the fit is right if you trust his many years of experience.
Donny will put your college bound swimmer where the fit is right if you trust his many years of experience. I would like to share our appreciation of American College Connection and especially Donny Brush. Donny was very helpful from the start. We knew that Donny was a former collegiate…read more
Doors were opened because of Rick and his expertise. “Recruiting is complicated, ACC made it easy to navigate and helped usdetermine the best possible school for our daughter. Doors were openedbecause of Rick and his expertise. She’s absolutely loving everything aboutSouth Carolina, it’s a perfect fit. We highly recommend ACC…read more
ACC has been an invaluable service to our family during the recruiting process ACC has been an invaluable service to our family during the recruiting process. It's their knowledge of the whole process that gave us confidence. Their expertise, professional experience and contact within the college swimming world was invaluable. …read more