College Bound

If you are a CSC swimmer and are thinking about college after high school, college swimming could be in your future. It may even be a foot in the door to opportunities that you thought were out of reach.

Here are some links to help you explore your options and reach your future goals. These links are provided as a service to CSC swimmers. If you come across another information source that you think your teammates might benefit from, please let us know and we’ll add it right away.

Here is a sample Swim Resume. To help you get noticed by college coaches, you can help create a personal page on the CSC website, similar to the sample, then include the link in your correspondence with them. If you are a Junior or Senior in high school and are interested in developing your own swim resume, please see Coach Scott.

NCAA Eligibility Center This is the place to register for NCAA eligibility.
Athletic Scholarships at Colleges and Universities by State Good information, including links to athletic department directories. Select a state at the bottom.
NCAA College-Bound Student Athlete Resource Center NCAA resource page puts a lot of information in one place..
National Letter of Intent FAQ Information about the National Letter of Intent, which you will sign when you have been selected by a college to receive athletic financial aid.
NCAA Men’s Swimming Inside NCAA Men’s swimming.
NCAA Women’s Swimming Inside NCAA Women’s swimming. A website dedicated to college swimmers.
NCSA College Recruiting information National Collegiate Scouts Association informational page.
Junior College Swim Recruiting Information

Site with a lot of good information, so after you read this article, follow the long chain of links.

These swim teams have a wealth of information on their websites:

Missouri Valley Swim Team Excellent information for swimmers who want to compete in college.
Dayton Raiders (Ohio) Swim Club
Another club with volumes of information for swimmers headed to college.
Cincinnati Marlins Swim Team
Yet another club with great information.
New Wave Swim Team (Raleigh, NC) Check out the College Preparation Timeline.

Regional Colleges and Universities with Swim Teams:

University of New Mexico Lobos University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico State Aggies New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Boise State Broncos Boise State University, Boise, ID
Idaho Vandals University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
University of Alaska Nanooks University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
Washington Huskies University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Washington State Cougars Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Oregon State Beavers Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Hawaii Warriors University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Nevada Wolf Pack (UNR) University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
UNLV Rebels University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
UC Berkeley Bears University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
USC Trojans University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Tigers University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
San Diego Toreros University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
San Jose State Spartans San Jose State, San Jose, CA
Cal Poly State Mustangs California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Northridge Matadors California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA
San Diego Aztecs San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
UC Davis Aggies University of California Davis, Davis, CA
UC Irvine Anteaters University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
UCLA Bruins University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Stanford Cardinals Stanford University, Stanford, CA
**McMurry University McMurry University, Abilene, TX
* Whitman College Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
* Whitworth Pirates Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
* Lewis & Clark Pioneers Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
* Linfield Lynx Linfield College, McMinnville, OR
* UPS Loggers University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
* PLU Lutes Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
* Pacific Boxers Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
* Willamette Bearcats Willamette University, Salem, OR
* UC Santa Cruz Slugs University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

** indicates NCAA Div II school

* indicates NCAA Div III school (with no sports scholarhsips)

U. S. Air Force Falcons U. S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
U. S. Army Black Knights U. S. Army Academy, West Point, NY
U. S. Navy Midshipmen U. S. Navy Academy, Annapolis, MD
* U. S. Coast Guard Bears U. S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT