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Swimming Scholarships in America for International Students



How to Get a Swimming Scholarship in the United States

American coaches are looking for swimmers who are capable of competing over different distances and, in some cases, strokes. Versatility is the key in the NCAA dual meet format where athletes can swim in numerous events and relays. Versatility is also highly prized by smaller teams that struggle to fill lanes during dual meets, giving athletes more opportunities to compete in different disciplines. Larger teams can be much more selective and recruit more stroke specialists.

As a talented swimmer, US coaches want you on their teams. However, it is up to you to make sure that these coaches can find you. It isn’t enough to be great at swimming. You have to be proactive about contacting coaches and showcasing your abilities. This is where United Sports USA can help. We have intimate knowledge of the US swimming scholarship process and a direct line of communication with coaches which helps our clients get discovered so they can win valuable scholarships.


Why Use Our Swimming Scholarship Services?

United Sports USA is run by former student athletes who won scholarships to the US. We understand your passion for sport and your dream of competing in America while getting a first-class education. We also understand how competitive the swimming scholarship process can be. Our goal is help talented young swimmers get the attention they deserve so they can realize their dreams.

Since we started offering USA scholarship services in 2009, we have placed student athletes at colleges and universities in 41 states across America and generated over $14 million in scholarship funding.   We are successful because we treat each client as an individual and will strive to find the right scholarship offer for your needs, not ours.


As a client with United Sports USA, we can give you access to the following:

  • An extensive network of swimming coaches
  • Knowledge of the swimming scholarship process
  • Professional-level promotional material to showcase your abilities
  • Scholarship offers / Placement
  • Opportunity to swim in front of coaches in USA
  • Access to swimming coaches visiting major events in Europe
  • 4 years support when you are in America
  • Access to college transfer (if required)
  • Benefits provided by our travel partners for cheaper flights, health & travel insurance and currency benefits.
  • SAT registration, practice material
  • Registration with NCAA Eligibility Centre
  • Registration with NAIA Eligibility Centre
  • United Sports USA Skype name and email address
  • 24 hour help centre for clients
  • Online profile for students, parents and coaches
  • Academic support and advice

And much more!


Why not join the likes of United Sports USA swimmers Zara Bailey at Ohio State University or the brother and sister duo of Charlotte Davies who attends Southern Illinois University and her brother Jake at Lindenwood University, also in Illinois!

Zara Bailey competing for Jamaica


Why Swim in the USA as a Student Athlete?

Swimming scholarships in the USA represents one of the best options for high school students currently studying and training in the UK. At present, the UK only has 22 Olympic sized swimming pools for aspiring young Olympians to train in. There are currently over 500 swimming programs on offer in the USA, all of which boast an Olympic sized pool and first class diving facilities for their student-athletes.

Student athletes seeking a swimming scholarship in America will meet some of the toughest training schedules in sport. The gruelling schedule includes early starts in the pool, followed by university or college classes, land sessions, evening sessions and competitions. It is little wonder that The University of Michigan produced such a decorated Olympian as Michael Phelps through this process.

American universities teams compete regionally and nationally. However, the competition for travel places on the squad starts at practice. To make the team, student swimmers will compete against teammates on a daily basis in order to make the travel squad. This ensures that every session is vital to each athlete; it provides them with in-house competition adding to their competitive edge.

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Zara joins the Buckeyes

Hi I am a freshman at Ohio State University and come from Peterborough in England, UK and a former student at Kings High School and compete for one of the if not thee biggest college programs in the entire United States. I represent the program in Breaststroke and IM and left last year. Please check out out university because I cannot do the place justice by writing about it, the staff at United Sports tried to prepare me for what I was about to enter but I can honestly say the facilities here would rival any Olympic or commonwealth games have to offer !

Zara Bailey Ohio State University

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