Welcome to the parents’ page! Even though this is your student-athlete’s recruiting journey, you WILL be involved in every facet. Here are some tips that will help make your family’s journey easier:
~ Plan to start the recruiting process early.
~ Support your swimmer in their thorough research of colleges and their swim teams. ~ Organization and detailed notes will assist you and your swimmer to keep things straight!
~ Communication will be imperative between the coaches and the swimmers. Coaches want to hear from their recruits on a regular basis, not the parents. You are there to remind them to be eager and well informed every time they interact with a potential coach.
~ Email is preferred so there is a paper trail, but many use text for quick responses.
~ At some point you may be asked to join a zoom or a phone call with your swimmer and interested coaches. This is the time to dig a little deeper about academics, the swim program, and how your swimmer fits in with their program. Be prepared with questions.
~ You will be called on to play devil’s advocate! This is an emotional time for everyone, and your calming influence will be much appreciated!
~ Financials- After your child has narrowed down their choices, you will be called into action for the finance piece. Plan on full disclosure of your finances.
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Check back here often to see more tips on the recruiting journey!