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2017-18 Division I and II Recruiting Calendars

College prospects and their parents need to learn as much about the recruiting process.  AASR gets student-athletes and parents prepared for the recruiting process by educating them on important and current recruiting regulations that affect them.  

AASR helps college prospects by providing access of their FREE MyScoutingReport profile to college coaches nationwide.  AASR's College Matching Program is for college prospects that need more targeted marketing and to improve their current recruiting results to better meet their recruiting goals.  

TOP 5 RECRUITING THINGS TO DO


1. Develop a recruiting plan and get evaluated by a third party.

What are you currently doing to get evaluated for college scholarships?  What results has your current plan produced?  If you are not currently being contacted by college coaches at least once per week, then you are not being actively recruited.   

You need to be evaluated by as many college coaches nationwide as possible to maximize your scholarship opportunities and securing a college roster spot immediately!   Attending available camps and showcases also increases your evaluation exposure to coaches.


2. Create your FREE MyScoutingReport NOW!  

Online profiles are the fastest way for college coaches to evaluate a prospects academic qualifications, athletic attributes, highlight/game videos, competition schedules, news articles and how to contact you.   Create your FREE MyScoutingReport immediately for scholarship evaluation by college coaches nationwide!

 

3. Take charge of your game, highlight, or skills video!  

DO NOT wait around for someone else to burn game DVD's or edit a highlight video for you!  Take control of your recruiting process by taking action each day until your video(s) are complete and accessible by college coaches.   


4. Be realistic about your projected college level.  

Too many college prospects get focused on competing ONLY for major NCAA Division I programs, that they miss out on opportunities to compete at a lower level and possibly on a scholarship.  


5. DO NOT LIMIT YOURSELF! 

Time and again college prospects limit themselves to only wanting to compete at a certain level, local area, in-state, U.S. region or certain conferences.  The fact of the matter is that college coaches get to choose which players they want on their roster and which to offer scholarships to.  It's not the players or parents that choose...once again, it's the college coaches.  By limiting yourself to only certain areas for recruitment, you can bet your life that there will be some college coach around the country that could use a student-athlete like you!   

MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING RECRUITING FAQ 


1. What are my opportunities for college swimming?  

      There are a lot of academic resources around in you in the collegiate swimming community. It will     

      teach you time management and help you reach your full potential as an individual.


2. Is a highlight video required for swimming?   

      Not required. Coaches want your swim times and GPA. If you have a great race you can send it, 

      but not necessary.


3. How do collegiate swimming coaches know if I've reached my potential?  

      College coaches will ask your coaches and family to learn more about how dedicated you are to 

      swimming.  They’ll try to see if you’re burnt out or still very passionate. College coaches will want to 

      know how much you are training and practicing to measure your level of dedication.


4. What factors do college swim coaches take into consideration when looking at recruits?

      GPA and swim times are most important. Coaches may go to a meet and they don’t need video but 

      the main thing they are looking for is your GPA and swim times.


5. Do I need to swim club year round?  

      It’s recommended if you can join a summer team or swim for a club team year round. You don’t need 

      to, but it’s recommended.

                 WHAT ARE COLLEGE COACHES LOOKING FOR?


AASR's swimming recruiting guidelines show a men’s swimming recruit exactly what level of competition he’s best suited for based upon his swim times. Knowing where you stand helps you narrow your list of schools and can save you plenty of time when trying to find a men’s swimming scholarship.

AASR's recruiting guidelines explain what men’s swimming coaches at every collegiate level are looking for. The guidelines also give a swimming recruit an overview of exactly how many swimming scholarships and college swimming programs (NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA) are out there to choose from.

 

Grades: 3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT (out of 1600)

MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING SCHOLARSHIPS


                     PROGRAMS        SCHOLARSHIPS

NCAA I:               134                          9.9

NCAA II:               54                           8.1

NCAA III:            198                             0

NAIA:                   20                             8

NJCAA:                56                           15

TOTAL:               462


NCAA III:  Do not offer athletic scholarships, but offer academic scholarships and financial aid.  

MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING RECRUITING CALENDAR


Freshmen Year

  • Research 2-3 schools per week
  • Create a list of prospective schools consider both athletics and academics
  • Film highlights tape
  • Evaluate your footage and areas you can improve
  • Attend camps with the goals of honing your skills and to gain exposure 

 

Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • Coaches are watching your development throughout high school at camps, in school and in the pool
  • DI and DII coaches can’t personally contact you 
  • DIII and NAIA coaches can contact you at anytime
  • Important to do be familiar with the school both athletically and academically

 

Sophomore Year

  • Film your swim meets
  • Continue to research prospective schools
  • Narrow your list of top schools
  • Fill out questionnaires 


Junior Year

  • Film your highlights tape
  • Send coaches a season schedule and invite them to your swim meet
  • Follow-up with coaches you’ve contacted in a TIMELY manner
  • Ask coaches where you stand on their recruits list
  • Fill out questionnaires
  • Respond to EVERY coach
  • Make unofficial visits to schools
  • Narrow down your prospective schools list

 

Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • Don’t rule out the DIII programs
  • If you’re considering NAIA programs, register with the NAIA Eligibility Center
  • Contact coaches once a week
  • DI and high-level DII coaches finish offering scholarships and recruiting beginning of Senior Year
  • If you haven’t heard from DI coaches, consider DII, DIII, NAIA programs
  • DII, DIII and NAIA programs do a lot of their recruiting Senior year and make offers in the Spring
  • DII, DIII and NAIA programs still make offers spring of Senior year

 

Senior Year

  • Make official visits – only allowed 5
  • Continue to stay in touch with college coaches
  • Follow-up with coaches and respond in a TIMELY manner
  • Apply to the schools- applications
  • Apply for financial aid - FAFSA.ed.gov- starting Jan. 1st
  • Sign and Commit to a school and program
  • Find out the summer workout schedule
  • Get ready for an experience of a lifetime

MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS


  • Use a tripod
  • IF possible, zoom in on the start of the race to see individual then, as the race develops, pan out to a wider view to include other swimmers in the picture.
  • Film from the side
  • Span the entire pool from end to end, and from the end of your lane, focusing on only you.
  • Shoe one race from the side and another from the front for butterfly and breaststroke.
  • Include video of each event that you swim
  • Cover entire races
  • For IM coaches will want to see races that include every stroke.