College Recruiting Process


1.   Create a profile at the NCAA Eligibility Center: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

2.   Research schools:

§ Academics – majors available

§ Location

§ Size of the school

§ Athletics: Opportunity to develop as a student-athlete

3.   Visit college swimming website to find out times of the swimmer from the schools you like. Also, check results from the conference that the school is part of. If your time is fast enough to earn a spot on a scoring final, it will increase the chances of a roster spot: https://www.collegeswimming.com/

4.   Research athletics: visit the school website (athletics), find the roster size, coach information, and fill out the recruiting questionnaire. Also, email the coach (Head coach and any other staff member that you can find the contact information) with an introduction:

§ Full Name

§ Class

§ Background: Club Team, High School

§ GPA and Tests Scores (SAT ACT)

§ Best times on main events