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Your help has been immeasurable! - Stacey Hansen, parent

Your help has been immeasurable! - Stacey Hansen, parent

What a crazy process. I want to thank you for your guidance and patience. Your help has been immeasurable. The endless hours of emails, calls, and visits were worth it. Without the framework of visits and knowledge, we built over the past 18 months of active recruiting Ginger may never have found West Virginia. It was the process of entertaining and eliminating a wide variety of college options that led to a decision that she is happy and content with. It was often a bumpy road and sometimes a rocky road, but in the end, Ginger is thrilled with her view of the mountains for the next four years! I hope we never have to go through it again, but I know you will be there if we do. Please consider me a lifetime reference and supporter of America College Connection. I will, of course, be recommending ACC. Stacey

Your service came highly recommended by another family of Hannah’s swim club and you didn’t disappoint!

Your service came highly recommended by another family of Hannah’s swim club and you didn’t disappoint!

Hi Rick and Team We just want to thank you for all your help in finding the perfect school for our daughter Hannah  Your service came highly recommended by another family of Hannah’s swim club and you didn’t disappoint. You helped Hannah find and secure a scholarship at her number one school. Without your help, we would not have known where to start. With your guidance were able to negotiate an offer that made swimming in the US affordable to us as Canadians. Hannah is so excited to have found the perfect place both academically and athletically for the next four years.

Thanks so much!

Hannah, Erin, and Dave Kiernan

"Thank you ACC for the continued support and success"- The Connors Family 

"Thank you ACC for the continued support and success"- The Connors Family 

Becoming involved with ACC recruits was one of the best decisions my family has made over the course of these past few years. ACC provided my daughter with the resources and guidance needed to get the most out of the recruiting process. The repeated emails, support, check ins, emails, and college essay assistance were beyond helpful in the entire process. Rick Paine and his staff not only cared about Alexa as an athlete, but as a person as well. We can't thank the ACC recruiting program enough and are so grateful that those involved have allowed our daughter's dream of swimming at the D1 level to become a reality. 

 

From the moment we contacted Rick, who was referred to us by friends who had used ACC, the ball started rolling.

From the moment we contacted Rick, who was referred to us by friends who had used ACC, the ball started rolling.

We would like to thank Rick and his team at ACC for the effort and commitment shown, in helping our daughter Ashleigh achieve her dream of swimming for a college in the USA.

This has been a dream of her’s for a long time, and we were not fully equipped to help her with the daunting process of contacting and selecting potential colleges. We are from South Africa, and didn’t really know where or how to even start the process.

From the moment we contacted Rick, who was referred to us by friends who had used ACC, the ball started rolling.

Rick and his team did all of the groundwork, and next moment coaches were contacting Ash and the process was under way.

Rick spent time and effort getting to understand Ash and her interests. He and his team helped with academic advice and the SAT’s. This helped enormously and Ash has recently made a verbal commitment to join the UALR swim team.

Thanks Rick and everyone at ACC. Thanks to Melynda for her patience and constant support no matter how small the problem or question was. Without you all, this would not have happened. We would gladly recommend using you and your team, to anyone.

Regards

Lynn and Bruce Green

Rick and his team truly experts in their field. ~ Brenda Barkhuizen

Rick and his team truly experts in their field. ~ Brenda Barkhuizen

ACC connected us with Limestone U. where Dylan receive a substantial scholarship and signed with them in November. Limestone notified us in April that they were dropping their swim program. We are so thankful for ACC sticking with us and helping Dylan find another university and scholarship at such a late date. Thanks again for standing alongside us during this stressful period, I don't think we would have achieved this outcome in such a short frame of time if we were on our own. ACC kept Dylan calm and motivated. We would recommend ACC to anyone looking to study in America as Rick and his team truly experts in their field.

 

Thanks again for all your help and support, Rick! I am extremely happy that I ended up at MU. I would not have been able to do this without your help.

 Dylan.

 

     
Doors were opened because of Rick and his expertise. —Bob & Melanie Ellis

Doors were opened because of Rick and his expertise. —Bob & Melanie Ellis

“Recruiting is complicated, ACC made it easy to navigate and helped us determine the best possible school for our daughter.  Doors were opened because of Rick and his expertise.  She’s absolutely loving everything about South Carolina, it’s a perfect fit.   We highly recommend ACC to find the right place for your family.” —Bob & Melanie Ellis

WHAT DO COLLEGE COACHES THINK OF AMERICAN COLLEGE CONNECTION?

WHAT DO COLLEGE COACHES THINK OF AMERICAN COLLEGE CONNECTION?

While current college coaches are not allowed to endorse any recruiting services, we have several former college coaches who we worked with for years, and this is what they have to say about us:

"American College Connection has been the best recruiting tool that I have experienced over the last 40 years. Probably the best part of it is the follow up of honest appraisal  given by Rick Paine on each candidate. His assessment has always been spot on each time I have asked his opinion on specific candidates. Using American College Connection has positively helped our program over the years."

C. Rob Orr

Former Coach Princeton University

third on the all-time wins list for Division I swimming coaches 

“The American College Connection has proven to be the best single source that we rely on for information about prospective student athletes. We value their recommendations and have a high level of trust in the information they provide for us.”

Rick, you have provided a valuable service for us and I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with you.

 Denny

Dennis Pursley; Former Alabama Head Coach

named one of the 25 most influential people in the history of USA Swimming in 2003

five time Olympic coach

inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006

USA Olympic Team staff and was awarded 1980 “Coach of the Year” honors by the American Swimming Coaches Association.

the first head coach of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)

the first USA Swimming National Team Director in 1989

Head Coach of the Olympian Swim Club in Edmonton, Alberta 

Olympic head coach of the British team in 2012

“Rick and his associates at American College Connection provided our coaches with consistently great information about prospects. We could quickly determine if the prospect might possibly be a good fit. Rick responded to my questions quickly and was willing to communicate with the prospect to help us gain further information. Over the years, we landed several great recruits whom we had not been in touch with prior to Rick reaching out to us. ACC is a great resource for both college coaches and prospects.”

Rich DeSelm

Former Head Coach

University of North Carolina