SWIMMING SCHOLARSHIPS

Earning a  swimming scholarship to a US university or college will allow you the opportunity to pursue both an academic and swimming career simultaneously.  This means that you will be studying for a university degree whilst training and competing at an elite level, not dissimilar to that of professional sport.

Life as a college swimmer is extremely challenging and will involve being fully committed as both a full-time athlete whilst simultaneously pursuing a degree as a full-time student.  It is an environment that produces most of America’s professional and Olympic athletes.

Men's Swimming Scholarships

Coaches are looking for athletes who work just as hard in the classroom as they do in the pool.  The recruiting process is about being able to show improvement over the course of your high school career with clear potential. 

NCAA Division I: Colleges/Universities: 136, 9.9 scholarships for men per team, average roster size: 39

NCAA Division II: Colleges/Universities:77, 8.1 scholarships for men per team, average roster size: 36

NCAA Division III: Colleges/Universities: 415, they do not award sports scholarships only academic ones, average roster size: 34

NAIA: Colleges/Universities: 31, 8.0 scholarships for men per team, average roster size: 26

NJCAA: Colleges: 60, 15.0 scholarships for men per team, average roster size: 17

Women's Swimming Scholarships

Some of the top tier, elite women’s swimming programs are Texas, Michigan, Stanford, California, Virginia and NC State. At the D2 level, Queens (NC), Drury, Indianapolis and UC San Diego top the list. The highest ranked NAIA programs are Keiser, SCAD, Cumberland and Lindenwood-Belleville.

NCAA Division I: Colleges/Universities: 199, 14.0 scholarships for women per team average roster size: 28

NCAA Division II: Colleges/Universities: 106, 8.1 scholarships for women per team, average roster size: 19

NCAA Division III: Colleges/Universities: 259, they do not award sports scholarships only academic ones, average roster size: 20

NAIA: Colleges/Universities: 36, 8.0 scholarships for women per team, average roster size: 11

NJCAA: Colleges: 65, 15.0 scholarships for women per team, average roster size: 14

Our successful athletes

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    Field Hockey

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  • Shannon Smith

    Soccer

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