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Debbie Bratten, Mom and Assistant Coach, Ottumwa, Iowa
“When parents ask me if American College Connection was worth our investment, my answer is a resounding Yes. With the help of his coaches and ACC, our son signed early at a very prestigious university with a top 20 Division I program for a scholarship worth over $70,000. As the result of ACC’s efforts, he had over $200,000 in offers to choose from and he was recruited by over 50 schools.”

JB Barr- Head Coach Sarpy County Swim Team
“We have been utilizing ACC recruits for several years now. Many of our swimmers have benefitted greatly from working with Rick and his staff. They are professional, prompt, and extremely helpful. They best part is, they really know how to fit an athlete with the best school for him or her!”
JB Barr- Head Coach Sarpy County Swim Team and parent of two sons who worked with ACC

Jan Bidrman, Canadian Olympic Coach, 2000 Olympics
“I had a wonderful collegiate experience in the U.S. which has led me to the coaching profession, and my coaching experience has been extremely rewarding. Now is the time for you to start the process to come to the U.S. to swim in college and American College Connection will provide you the best possible guidance in completing the process.”

Jim Bridge, parent and coach, Alexandria, South Dakota
“Good Morning! The response from college coaches has been impressive, overwhelming and humbling. Thank you for all that your company has done so far. The decision making process is in the early stages. I appreciate your effort and support. Thanks again.”

John M., Head Coach, Division I Women’s Swimming
You provide an excellent service and the only one that I trust when it comes to swimmers. Your video work is exceptional and your updates on recruits are timely (unlike the other services). Please keep up the great work on behalf of your clients. There’s no doubt that you’re the best. Thanks,

Jonathan Mayer, Head Coach – Guymon Swim Team
“American College Connection is a tremendous organization that has helped my swimmers greatly. Coming from a small town, there was no way any of my swimmers would have been noticed by colleges but with ACC all of them have received letters from colleges, all over the nation, interested in them. One of my swimmers was even offered a scholarship, which never would have happened if it weren’t for ACC. ACC has done a fantastic job in finding colleges interested in my swimmers, I can not say enough good things about them.”

Richard Millns Head Coach

I must say you do an excellent job selling the swimmers, this is great work! Thanks so much, it will appear that Brittney will be able to get into her school of choice, and swim at her desired level.
(Tom Jager was a great idol of mine when I was a swimmer, loved that dive)

Richard Sybesma Former Head Coach Texas Christian University Former Olympic Head Coach
American College Connection is an awesome resource for swimmers, parents and College Swimming and Diving Coaches.  The work you do and help you give to both prospects and College Coaches is huge.”
Richard SybesmaFormer Head Coach
Texas Christian University
Former Olympic Head Coach
Coach Sybesma has been regarded as one of the finest coaches in college swimming for many years. He is the longest tenured coach at TCU- 38 years. He was an Olympic Head Coach in 1996 and he was a 7 time Conference Coach of the Year in two different conferences.

Steve Beaumont, Great Bend High School swim coach
“First of all, let me just say this about ACC; through the years, we have had many talented, hard working athletes much like Brooke M.; however, coming from a smaller community without the exposure that large towns and programs provide, many of them did not feel as though they really had the opportunity to continue their swimming at the next level. Your efforts, and Brooke’s determination has changed all that. Others have seen what Brooke has done and now feel like they, too, can do it.”

While current college coaches are not allowed to endorse any recruiting services, we have several former college coaches who we worked with for years, and this is what they have to say about us:
“American College Connection has been the best recruiting tool that I have experienced over the last 40 years. Probably the best part of it is the follow up of honest appraisal  given by Rick Paine on each candidate. His assessment has always been spot on each time I have asked his opinion on specific candidates. Using American College Connection has positively helped our program over the years.”
C. Rob Orr
Former Coach Princeton University
third on the all-time wins list for Division I swimming coaches

“The American College Connection has proven to be the best single source that we rely on for information about prospective student athletes. We value their recommendations and have a high level of trust in the information they provide for us.”
Rick, you have provided a valuable service for us and I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with you.
Dennis Pursley; Former Alabama Head Coach
named one of the 25 most influential people in the history of USA Swimming in 2003
five time Olympic coach
inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006
USA Olympic Team staff and was awarded 1980 “Coach of the Year” honors by the American Swimming Coaches Association.
the first head coach of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
the first USA Swimming National Team Director in 1989
Head Coach of the Olympian Swim Club in Edmonton, Alberta
Olympic head coach of the British team in 2012

“Rick and his associates at American College Connection provided our coaches with consistently great information about prospects. We could quickly determine if the prospect might possibly be a good fit. Rick responded to my questions quickly and was willing to communicate with the prospect to help us gain further information. Over the years, we landed several great recruits whom we had not been in touch with prior to Rick reaching out to us. ACC is a great resource for both college coaches and prospects.”
Rich DeSelmFormer Head Coach
University of North Carolina

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 where I am today if it wasn’t for you.  Thank you
Douglas Humphrey
Head Swimming & Diving Coach
South Dakota State University

What a great feature that is for a college coach to have direct access to a student-athlete’s film.
I wanted to thank you for the updated information on Jessica Buche.  I was able to go to your website to view her video highlights. What a great feature that is for a college coach to have direct access to a student-athlete’s film. Thank you for all your efforts in promoting Jessica to our program.
Lisa D. Assistant Coach, University of Colorado volleyball

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