What times are needed to be recruited for swimming?

hdl160

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For every event, what times are needed to be recruited for women's swimming?
 

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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.

"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."
 

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For every event, what times are needed to be recruited for women's swimming?

If you go to the USCGA athletics web page, you can find this information: http://uscgasports.com/sports/wswimdive/index#
Click on "More" in the header, and you will find the school record times for each event, and also the archived stats from previous meets. In addition, if you scroll to the bottom of the page, there is a "Recruit Me" link which directs you to a recruitment survey, which is then forwarded to the respective coaches.
 

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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.
 

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Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster! My DD is a current 9th grader (graduating high school in 2020; hopefully future USCGA Class of 2024)

To see how your child stacks up, you will want to consider several things other than times alone. I would review both in-season dual/invite meets as well as the season culminating conference/NCAA meet results. I would also look at current times list and at least mentally note the year of each swimmer (ie, will there be pockets of opportunity with graduating classes), and then always assume the times YOY are only getting faster. Also consider the value of your swimmer not only for their stroke expertise, but contribution to scoring relays, so strong 50/100/200 free will go 8 deep for relays, and you're going to have to be one of the best to do the 50/100 back/br/fly on relays.

If you go to collegeswimming(dot)com and search "Coast Guard", go to the tabs for TIMES (will list best times for 2016-2017 season), RESULTS (so you can see how the team does by meet), and also RECRUITING (to see a few incoming cadets and their best times).
 

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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?
 

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Hello hdl160!

I think you just have to upload times to the recruitment site and follow up with an email to begin dialogue with the Coaches for the qualitative elements, like intent/upside potential/training background etc.
 

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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?
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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College coaches traditionally are looking for swimmers who can score at the conference meets. CGA competes in the NEWMAC conference. Look up the results and you can see how your swimmer ranks. This is the swimmer that will get recruited both at the CGA and other colleges.
 
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