Helping With The College Decision
Here is a free website designed specifically to assist high school swimmers with their college analysis and selection process. If you are thinking about competing in college, we hope you will check out LookForIt and register for free at www.lookforit.com.
LookForIt compares a swimmer’s best times against the top times of virtually all of the Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA colleges in the US with a swim team. One of the most attractive features is a personalized dashboard that reports each college where the athlete might be the #1 (blue), #2 (red), #3 (silver), or close to the #3 swimmer (yellow) in an event at a college based on the comparison of the athlete’s time to each specific college’s times.
Swimmers have a variety of selection criteria to narrow the colleges that appear on their dashboard (like selecting colleges by Division, by geography, etc). The athletes also have access to direct links into the swim and academic websites of virtually every college in the US simply by clicking on the college name or schoolhouse icon. They can also move colleges into different categories (like Watch List, Visited List) and maintain notes on each college. If they enter the history of their times, they will also have access to graphs of their swim time improvement in each event along with an analysis of their times against a variety of time standards including age group standards, junior national/national cuts, and college Division A and B cuts.
In addition, swimmers can analyze any specific event on their dashboard to summarize by position and Division where their swim times would be competitive. For example, the swimmer can see at a glance those Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA colleges where their 100 breast swim times would place them as the #1 swimmer, the #2 swimmer, the #3 swimmer, or close to the #3 swimmer. They can even enter a swim time goal to see how the list of colleges would change if their time were to improve.