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Editor’s Note: Approximately 31% of college coaches in charge of recruiting responded to the survey. Approximately 79% of the respondents were NCAA Division I coaches. For years we have been reading about football, basketball, soccer, volleyball (etc. etc.) players committing early to a university. Swimming has finally jumped on the bandwagon as we are seeing more and more […]

Let the College Coaches Chase You

We know you are eager to start your search for the perfect college for academics first and foremost, but also for your stellar athletics. However, you should not chase college coaches. When you do, you chase scholarship money off the table. Let us get them to chase you.     If you initiate contact with […]

Getting You the Best Scholarship Offers

According to, there are approximately 32,000 high school senior girls and 30,000 high school senior boys who want to swim in college every year. This does not include the approximate 8,000 internationals girls and 9,000 international boys who want to come to the U.S. every year. Also according to, there are less than […]

The Importance of Academics

It is crucial when selecting a college to find a perfect fit for both academics and swimming or diving. While some of you may go on to swim or dive after college, many will end up taking on professional careers, which is where a strong academic background will come into play. We will help you […]

NCAA Rules in Plain English

The Division I rules manual is nearly 400 pages long. Even if you had the time to invest into reading the manual, you would need an attorney to interpret all of the rules. Our ultimate goal at ACC is to keep you informed. We will give you consistent updates on changes to the NCAA rules […]

Injuries Can Affect the Recruiting Process

Injuries that occur prior to college can effect the recruiting process. College coaches can be reluctant to bring on students who have suffered injuries. However, injuries do not have to the be the end of your swimming or diving career. They also do not have to dictate your ability to get accepted in the college […]

We have stellar relationships with our college coaches!

Rick knows every college coach in the country and has excellent relationships with them. Here is an example of emails we receive from coaches: Thanks for your help in getting this team rebuilt.  I know I haven’t thanked you enough for the opportunities, guidance and mentorship you given me over the years.  I wouldn’t be […]

Selling Your Potential

College coaches base a lot of their recruiting on a swimmer’s potential. Any good coach wants to believe they are recruiting a swimmer who they can help get faster. They are all looking for swimmers who are “headed in the right direction.” So how do you present your potential to college coaches? The first thing […]

Handling the Pressure of Decision Deadlines

Hopefully most of you seniors are starting to feel some pressure to pick a school. Pressure can be a good thing because it means that you have options. You have taken an official recruiting trip to one of your favorite schools so now what happens? As soon as you get home you should send a […]