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

By Melynda Nash

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...

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

By Melynda Nash

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...

“Watch” What You Eat! by Matt Snow

By Melynda Nash

  For most people, eating three square meals a day is not a bad way to eat. However swimmers are not like most people. In fact, swimmers aren’t even like most athletes when it comes to calorie requirements. When a dedicated swimmer decides to become truly mindful of what and...

I have found Rick and his team to be the consummate professionals always going the extra mile to ensure the swimmers are well looked after - Penny Heyns

By Melynda Nash

  'It is my personal belief that the American Collegiate System still remains the best tertiary educational option for any Student-Athlete from just about every country in the world. I say this because not only does it allow the Athlete to pursue Academic ambitions while still training and competing, it...

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

By Melynda Nash

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...

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

By Melynda Nash

“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...

SELF CONFIDENCE- It’s Your Choice

By Rick Paine

  SELF CONFIDENCE- It’s Your Choice By Rick Paine, Director of Swimming American College Connection     Definition- assurance: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities   Objectives of this article are to:  develop an in-depth understanding of what confidence actually is; examine the relationship between confidence and...