Swimming Recruiting Guidelines

NCSA’s swimming recruiting guidelines show a women's swimming recruit exactly what level of competition she’s best suited for based upon her swim times. Knowing where you stand helps you narrow your list of schools and can save you plenty of time when trying to find a swimming scholarship.NCSA’s recruiting guidelines explain what women’s swimming coaches at every collegiate level are looking for. The guidelines also give a swimming recruit an overview of exactly how many swimming scholarships and college swimming programs (NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA) are out there to choose from.

 

Grades: 3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT (out of 1600)

High D1 Low D1 High D2 Low D2-D3
50 Free < 22.99 24.0 25.5 < 28.0
100 Free < 50.0 52.0 55.0 < 59.0
200 Free < 1:48.5 1:52.0 1:56.0 < 2:00.0
500 Free < 4:45.0 4:57.0 5:14.5 < 5:32.0
1650 Free < 16:30.0 17:00.0 17:15.0 < 17:45.0
100 Back < 55.2 57.5 59.5 < 1:06.0
200 Back < 2:00.5 2:04.0 2:08.5 < 2:16.0
100 Breast < 1:02.5 1:05.6 1:08.5 < 1:14.5
200 Breast < 2:16.2 2:21.0 2:28.5 < 2:35.0
100 Fly < 54.79 57.2 59.5 < 1:06.0
200 Fly < 2:00.5 2:05.9 2:10.0 < 2:15.5
200 IM < 2:01.0 2:06.5 2:12.0 < 2:20.0
400 IM < 4:20.7 4:29.0 4:40.0 < 4:58.0
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