Swimming has one of the longest seasons in college athletics. The official season may start as early as September and lasts well into March. With the season being long and drawn out, college teams around America divide it up into specific periods. The following is a complete breakdown of a typical collegiate swim season. As… Continue reading The Stages of a College Swim Year
One of my favorite things about competitive swimming is how it is a true coed sport. While most sports, have both men and women’s teams, these teams exist in a relatively separated space. Men and women’s soccer games are not held at the same time. Baseball and softball have different equipment and techniques. Separate coaching… Continue reading A Real Co-Ed Sport
There is no time more exciting, or more stressful, than fall semester of senior year of high school. This is the period when swimmers become eligible to go on recruiting trips to different colleges to check out their campus, their facilities and their team. As a potential student athlete (PSA), swimmers are permitted to go… Continue reading College Recruiting: Recruit Trip 101
In most circles, swimming is categorized as an individual sport. Each swimmer has full control over the outcome of her race. Unlike team sports, you don’t have to rely on anyone else to win. Swimming is an individual sport- except for in college. College swimming couldn’t be more of a team sport. While, each person… Continue reading Individual vs. Team Sport
“This will all pay off when they are in college on scholarship.” This saying is common for parents of any athlete. As someone who invests time and money in their kids, this is their rational. While athletic scholarships to college are real, they are not as clear cut as they seem. As collegiate sports go,… Continue reading Getting Real About College Swimming
Every sport has their highs and lows. Swimming is no exception. In composing this list, I tried to be as objective as possible. These are not necessarily my own personal top three, but they are three that swimmers everywhere will agree with. The Best: Taper I don’t really need to elaborate on this. Taper is… Continue reading The Best and Worst Parts about Competitive Swimming
Why swimming? When I was eleven years old, I decided to join the world of competitive swimming. As a child, the sport presented with excitement and constant fun. As I grew up, the sport became a central part of my life, influences my friends, hobbies and choice of college. In a recent conversation with some… Continue reading Why Swimming?