Hi all, My Junior is starting on the service academy journey. She is a very good student in a magnet school that had competitive entrance admissions and where all classes are taught at the honors level. The school does not rank students nor weight grades. She holds an officer position in NJROTC. Her high school offers NO athletics. She is a strong swimmer and worked as an ocean lifeguard @ a Federal Govt Park this summer. All summer long she kept up in her swimming w/ her co-workers who are varsity swimmers in high school and college, but she herself does not swim competitively...she's just good at it. Is this a deal-breaker for the service academies? Are varsity letters mandatory? How can this be overcome? BTW this is my first post here. Thanks for any input.