Swimming Scholarship in the USA
If you’re in the process of looking up swimming scholarships that probably means that you roughly know what you will get yourself into. It is not a secret that swimming is an extremely competitive sport. Your training will consist of early morning sessions in the water and land sessions (mostly strength and conditioning) in the afternoon. Going to lectures and having assigned homework throughout the week mean that your days will be fully booked. Needless to say, your commitment and love for the sport needs to be strong if you want a swimming scholarship.
At present, the UK only has 22 Olympic sized swimming pools for aspiring young Olympians to train. In comparison, in the US there are currently over 500 swimming programs on offer. All of them boast an Olympic sized pool and first class diving facilities for their student-athletes. In addition, there you will benefit from continuous support from coaches and sports-specific dieticians and physios. As a result, the University of Michigan, for instance, produced the highly decorated Olympian Michael Phelps.
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- The average high school swimmer swims 1 million strokes per season.
- An Olympic size swimming pool can hold 700,000-850,000 gallons of water.
- 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.