Virginia Gators of Harrisonburg

It is our goal and responsibility, both as coaches and members of the VAST Gator Family, to provide the necessary developmental preparation, skills, and experiences for our swimmers who aspire to compete at the collegiate level. Providing resources to our swimmers and their families as they embark on the journey of searching for the right school is our goal. This page has several documents and links for parents and swimmers to explore when they are ready to get started!



College Recruiting Timeline.pdf

College Recruiting - The Steps.pdf

College Selection - Questions To Ask.pdf



"How to Handle College Recruiting"

"NCAA Eligibility Center"

"NAIA Eligibility Center"

"Swimming into College"

"Swimmom Musings: The Dance" Advice on college campus visits.


Swimmers register themselves with sites like these which allow college coaches to view their profiles and keep tabs on them throughout the process. These programs are great and help the athlete control how they market themselves.

" - Get Discovered Program"

"Look For It - Swimming"

"Be Recruited"



Every swimmer who's even considering the thought of competing in college should look at This website has the most thorough database of colleges with swimming programs in the united states. One can find nearly all of the information pertaining to specific teams they desire by simply exploring the site. Hands down the most informative database of college swimming out there...