Whether you wish to be a renowned swimmer of the nation or you wish to be a swimming coach, your entry to college through a swimming scholarship may do wonders for your upcoming swimming career. The best thing is, there are numerous college scholarships available for such passionate swimmers, all you need to do is to prove your talent and passion in front of recruiters and college coaches. The competition for a swimming scholarship is very tough though, but there are always opportunities for talented and passionate swimmers. 

It is a sport where tenths of a second can make all the difference and hence there lies a great level of competition for  NCAA swimming scholarships. So, instead of sticking to one option it is always advisable to look for other swimming and diving scholarship opportunities based on talent, academic achievement, financial aid, and more. 

How to Get a Swimming Scholarship?

The first thing one needs to consider is find out how to get a Swimming Scholarship. Well, the competition for this scholarship is an international affair as it is not based on any particular region but many a times the swimmers have to compete with many talented and potential swimmers all over the world. Coaches have a large pool of candidates to pick from so you must prove yourself extraordinary and competent enough to be selected. Here are a few things which will help you land up with a scholarship.

Get noticed by a College Coach

Second thing that you should be worried about now is, how can you come in the eyes of a coach. The answer to this question is most of the coaches usually attend big swimming competitions and big meets and big swimming events, if you want to get noticed then make sure to participate in those big events and make a mark in those events.

Get recruited by a swimming agency

College swimming coaches and recruiting agencies look for candidates who are good both in the pool and in classrooms. You need to be sound in academics and in swimming. So make sure that your marks show that up and you have a significant growth in swimming and in academics. The swimming recruiting process is about being able to show improvement over the course of your high school career with clear potential. In order to show coaches who you are, you need to contact them first.

Make sure you meet the athlete requirements

Coaches and recruiters want to make sure that once you are in their college, you will help the team in maintaining a very high GPA. So, for this coaches look for high qualified candidates with good academic background rather than just the NCAA and NAIA minimums. 

Prove yourself as a good College Swimmer

You have to definitely prove yourself as a good swimmer. So, in order to do that the best thing you can do is to visit the official team website website of different college swimmers and find out their pace and time taken for swimming and then you can prepare yourself to compete at that level.

Few Athletic Swimming Scholarships

Augustana College Athletic Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies

  • Amount: Varies

  • To be considered for scholarships at Augustana based on academic performance and/or talent requires a completed Application for Admission and Scholarship.

  • The eligibility criteria for this scholarship is as follows:

    •  A candidate must be enrolled at Augustana .

    •  A candidate must have at least 3.0 GPA and  must maintain this grade through the subsequent years in college.

  • Augustana Athletic Grants are awarded to outstanding student-athletes; NCAA Division II, Northern Sun Intercollegiate.

CSUB Albert Holloway Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020

  • Amount: Varies

  • The CSUB Albert Holloway Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to  Albert Holloway who served for many years on the academic support, intercollegiate athletics, nominating, and student support committees of the foundation. 

  • He was a great supporter of academics, extracurricular, student service programs, and the athletic program. 

  • In order to be eligible

    • One must be a student-athlete at California State University-Bakersfield.

Elizabeth Horvath Swimming Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021

  • Amount: $1,000

  • The Elizabeth Horvath Swimming Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to seniors graduating from Berks County high schools who intend to further their education after high school in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.

  • The requirements for this scholarship is:

    • One must have swam on a high school or club swim team in at least their senior year of high school.

    • One must be  intending to swim on the college team or the college club team. 

    • One must have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA or 80% or above in high school. 

    • In addition, one should not have any disciplinary infractions. Preference will be given to an applicant who persevered through difficulties to achieve success, whether it be a success in swimming, school, or life in general.

Apart from the above mentioned scholarships, there are many other swimming scholarships available. Conduct a thorough research before you decide on the scholarships.

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