There are no guaranteed appointments for "recruited athletes" at CGA. The coaches can submit a list of "recruits", but the candidate still has to be highly qualified in all areas. "Average grades and test scores" typically don't see appointments. I guess it depends on what you consider "average" Average for a regular student, or average for someone who gets into a service academy? Big difference.
For every event, what times are needed to be recruited for women's swimming?
When DS had a chance to meet the swim coach during AIM last summer the coach said that he could try out for the team and had a good shot. DS has mostly "B" times currently but is still cutting time. One way to see where you stand is look at the meet results for a recent meet that USCGA attended. You can see how you match up.For every event, what times are needed to be recruited for women's swimming?
When DS was at USCGA for AIM last year he got a chance to speak with the head coach. The coach left him with the impression that he could walk on to the team with the times he has. His times are mostly "B" times currently but he is still cutting time and will soon have "A" times for most events. The coach told him there was always open spots on the team.I've seen their times on collegeswimming, but do recruiters typically swimmers that are faster than the others on the team, slower, or middle of the pack?
I believe the coach received coach of the year award this season and they've had some very good swimmers on the team who have went to nationals etc. The aquatic facility itself is ancient and in need of some serious renovation. The demands of the academic and military schedule is a huge factor in whether a cadet can "swim year round" as well and may not really reflect on the swim program near as much as the rigors of academy life.This is just based on my DD's experience. I would not expect an admissions boost for being recruited to swim at USCGA. DD explored the program when she was a junior. It is not a super competitive program. Many of the swimmers did not even swim year round. Other than a chance to have an extra visit to CGA, it did not appear that being a strong swimmer helped in the admissions process. DD's HS times would have made her the fastest swimmer on the team and there was not a lot of interest by the staff in "recruiting" her to choose CGA over the other academies or schools she was looking at. I don't mean this as criticism of the program, I just don't think it's run the way some of the other sports programs at CGA are run to recruit (as much as a D-3 can recruit) the best that they can and be highly competitive.