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Uncovering the Benefits and Pros of Pursuing a Swimming Scholarship

Becoming an accomplished swimmer isn’t just about improving swimming skills or aiming for the times of Michael Phelps. Today, many dedicated swimmers in the United States are also considering the tangible benefits of pursuing a swimming scholarship. These scholarships offer student-athletes a unique opportunity – a path to both athletic and academic success. Swimming scholarships […]

When do I Start the College Recruiting Process?

This is a question that every swimmer who wants to swim in college is faced with. Too many times swimmers and their parents don’t consider this question early enough and lose a great number of options for colleges because they waited too long.   Being a former Division I Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator […]

Develop Your Own Pre-Race Routine

Want to swim faster and more competitively?   If your answer is YES here is another quick question and the answer might surprise you.   When coaches looked at the differences between athletes in the Olympics who medaled, versus the ones who did not, what distinguishing skills or characteristics do you think they found?  Think for a […]

COLLEGE RECRUITS BEWARE!!!!, Coaches review social media accounts……

“Coaches and schools are investing a lot of money in a recruit’s education. You can bet that they are going to get to know everything they can about the person they want to recruit.” Social media has expanded our ability to get information on anyone at any time. Everyone knows everyone else’s business. Rest assured […]

Food For Thought

Food for Thought on Racing Day At meets getting on the blocks and going all-out is the highest priority. But the 2nd-highest priority should be knowing how to eat and recover between races. There isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” for nutrition during a meet. Let’s look at two important considerations and some practical tips that any swimmer […]

Manners in the First Degree

The old saying, “first impressions” could not be more true when you have your first contact with your potential college swim coach. This is a formal interview; your tone, demeanor, interest in their school and manners, must be positive and well spoken.  This is all indicative of their first impression of you swimming and studying […]

“Watch” What You Eat! by Matt Snow

  For most people, eating three square meals a day is not a bad way to eat. However swimmers are not like most people. In fact, swimmers aren’t even like most athletes when it comes to calorie requirements. When a dedicated swimmer decides to become truly mindful of what and when to eat they’ll need […]

Never Call a Coach “Dude”

Getting recruited is a once in a life-time opportunity. You will never go through a process like this for the rest of your life. It is a privilege and an honor. If you treat it as such then you will come across to the college coaches with respect and maturity.   College coaches are allowed […]

Your Swimming Career is like a River

Picture your swimming career as a river. It starts out as a slowing moving creek, turns into a swift stream and eventually into a fast-moving majestic river.   When you are just starting your swimming career it is like a slow meandering creek. It flows gently along without a care in the world. Your swimming […]