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 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 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.
Why join the likes of united sports usa swimmers Zara Bailey, Ohio State University or brother and sister duo of Charlotte Davies who attends Southern Illinois University or her brother Jake at Lindenwood University also in Illinois !!
American universities teams compete regionally and nationally, however the competition for travel places on the squad starts at practice. To make the team athletes will compete against team-mates 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.
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