Inside Recruiting

How to Separate Yourself from the Thousands of Recruits Out There

By Rick Paine

The odds of getting recruited and swimming in college are pretty slim. It has been estimated there are well over 40,000 high school senior girls and over 35,000 senior boys who want to swim in college every year. This is counting high school, club and international swimmers and the number...

American College Connection would like to congratulate one of our ACC team members, Penny Heyns for being named Chairman of the FINA Athletes Committee. Penny serves as ACC's International Director of Swimming.

By Melynda Nash

For information about Penny's services go to:http://pennyheyns.com/web/As an international swimmer, Penny Heyns established herself as the world’s greatest female breaststroker of the 20th Century by becoming the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996, bronze in Sydney 2000 and...

Recruiting Tips for Club Coaches

By Rick Paine

At American College Connection we try to engage the club coach in the recruiting process. After all, it is their coaching that has enabled their swimmer to be fast enough to have the opportunity to swim in college. And who knows the swimmer better than their coach? All we are...

INSIDE RECRUITING TIPS – DON’T ASK FOR A DEADLINE

By Rick Paine

It is a great honor to get recruited by college coaches and even a greater honor to receive a scholarship offer. Less than 5% of the swimmers in the world who want to swim in college receive any kind of scholarship offer.If you are one of the fortunate ones to...

New NCAA Rule Changes in Plain English

By Donny Brush

  The NCAA passed new rules yesterday that will have a huge effect on recruiting. Our own NCAA Compliance Director spent several hours on the phone with the NCAA to make sure of our interpretation of the new changes.   This only affects Division I programs.   The new rules...

Your Swimming Career is like a River

By Rick Paine

Picture your swimming career as a river. It starts out as a slowing moving creek, turns into a swift stream and eventually into a fast-moving majestic river.   When you are just starting your swimming career it is like a slow meandering creek. It flows gently along without a care...