Swimming

Competitive swimming in the US started in 1880 but really took off in the 1920’s and 30’s as public pools became more commonplace.

High schools may offer swim teams or you can join local clubs that provide top-level competition. High schools can offer freshman, junior varsity, and varsity teams that practice all year-round.

Junior colleges are a great choice if you are still honing your swimming skills. Student-athletes can engage in top competition and later transfer to a 2-year or 4-year college or university team.

Around 550 colleges and universities offer Division 1, 2, and 3 programs to talented swimmer student-athletes. Teams compete in intercollegiate swim meets and conference championships. Coaches may be looking for athletes who are specialized in a specific event or who are good all-rounders, depending on what the team needs. Swimming has a longer competition season than most sports, starting in September and ending in March.

Many college athletes go on to represent their countries in the Olympics. In fact, there were 13 student-athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games!

News

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Your Swimming Mentoring Program

For our clients in the Tailored Program we offer a unique service.

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Go USA Get Recruited Program – Swimming

When participating in the Get Recruited Program (USA only!), we provide a list of coaches who are interested in you!

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Bjarne van Oord- Swimming

#Congrats to our student-athlete Bjarne van Oord from the Netherlands who will be studying and swimming in the USA as of Fall 2023.

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Combineer studie met coaching in de VS

Heb jij (m/v) coachervaring bij jouw sportclub? Combineer die ervaring dan met studie in de VS!

Lijkt het je leuk om tijdens je studie als assistent coach of teammanager te werken? Dan kun je in Amerika hiermee een deel van je studie betalen en je cv verrijken.

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Robin Neumann Three-Peats As Academic All-American

Cal women’s swimmer Robin Neumann joined elite company Wednesday when she became the third student-athlete in the school’s history to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American for a third time.

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Go USA Get Recruited Program – Swimming

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Robin Neumann named Pac-12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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IJspeert: ‘Team is family’ with Iowa Central

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Robin Neumann A Repeat Academic All-American

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Placements – Swimming

Bjarne van Oord

Illinois Institute of Technology, 2023

Ruben van Leeuwen

Indian River State College, 2018

Mart Niehoff

Kenyon College, 2019

Robin Neumann

University of California Berkeley, 2017

Sebastiaan Rottier

University of Indianapolis, 2019

Gerard IJspeert

Iowa Central Community College, 2018

Rachelle Visser

Santa Barbara City College, 2013

Tjeerd van Stein

Iowa Central Community College, 2018

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