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LOOKING FOR A SWIMMING OR DIVING SCHOLARSHIP?
Universities and colleges award swimming scholarships to very talented swimming athletes, which allows the athlete to participate in collegiate, intercollegiate matches and national championships. If you are a male or female athlete you are able to gain swimming scholarships.
Swimming Scholarships – When is the best time?
The best time to go to the USA with a swimming scholarship is right after graduation from high school or up to two years after. Only athletes ages 18 – 24 can compete within the college leagues, any older and you will be looking at competing in the NAIA. Coaches are increasingly committing to younger athletes as this gives them the opportunity to work with the athletes for a longer period of time. It is also possible to go to the USA for one, two, three or four years, it depends on if you wish to seek a bachelor’s degree from your time there. We would recommend going to America as early as possible because this will give you the best chance of gaining a sports scholarship and turning professional after college.
Swimming scholarships – How good do you have to be?
Athletic swimming scholarships can be achieved if you are at the right level. For good swimming or diving athletes on the level of the Division I the chances to receive a full scholarship are relatively high if you know who to contact.
In order to gain the most opportunities of your profile and thus receive higher scholarship offers, it is important that you try to participate more in national tournaments in the time prior to starting U.S college. This will show college coaches that you are able to compete at a high level
If you are competing at a national level then you have a great chance of receiving a 100% swimming scholarship. Coaches will also look at an athlete’s potential, it’s a vital aspect, as coaches know from experience that even moderate athletic performance can be boosted immensely with their intensive training methods. A college recruitment coach will look at a sport CV or the athlete, photographs, video and our staff advice regarding the athletes ability.
To find out whether you have what is takes to obtain a swimming or diving scholarship and therefore be placed on a college team, please complete our free application form, so the team can evaluate your potential as a possible future college athlete. If the team believes you have a chance you will be invited to join our program. A sports consultant will go through everything you need to know about the sports scholarship process.
Swimming or diving training on a swimming scholarships program
If you gain a swimming scholarship you will be expected to practice with the team for around 3 hours a day 5 times a week. This would consist of swimming or diving training and then some additional strength and conditioning training.
The swimming or diving season
The swimming or diving season always begins in spring. If you are looking to join a swimming or diving college team you need to be signed to the college team around a year before.
Swimming or diving National Championships
NCAA I+II: March
NCAA I+II: March