in the USA
YOUR SWIMMING SCHOLARSHIP IN THE USA
Many of the top swimmers are currently or were in one of the many swimming teams at American universities. The unique sports system provides the athletes with the best conditions for their athletic, but also for their academic development. More and more european elite level athletes, such as Anna Elendt or Marius Kusch, notice the advantages of a college career and decide to go to the USA.
In 10 years, Scholarbook was able to place more than 200 swimmers with a scholarship at US colleges. With our unbeaten expertise, we can understand your needs and wishes as a talented swimmer and find your dream university.
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How many scholarships are there?
- Men: 225
- Women: 318
Full scholarships per team
- Men: 9,9
- Women: 14
How does a college season look like?
The competitions are attended by many spectators. Conference championships and the NCAA National Championships are even broadcasted on live television.
Around Christmas time, there is a short break from competitions, which many university teams use for a training camp in warmer regions in the south, such as Florida. Except, of course, those who are already in the South. Then they train outdoors all year round.
How is practice in the USA structured?
Swimming teams usually practice twice a day. After a workout before the first lecture starts, another workout session takes place in the afternoon. The coaches schedule practice for the weekends as well, so that you quickly get over 25 training hours per week.
For European swimmers, a scholarship is an excellent chance to approach or catch up with the international elite level.
In order for you to be able to train and compete at the highest level, there is a large staff, consisting of a team doctor and physiotherapists, who work with the most modern techniques and knowledge. This in combination with the top level facilities will drive you to great performances and new personal records.
Schwimmen | St. Bonaventure University
Jeanette Dietrich was one of the first to go to the USA with the help of Scholarbooks. Meanwhile, Jeanette completed her bachelor’s degree in America and now lives and works in Buffalo, New York State.
“America is known to many as the land of endless possibilities, glamor and stars. Over the last 4.5 years, through Scholarbook, I had the incredible chance to get to know and love this country better. (…) It was by far the best 4 years of my life. Of course, it wasn’t always easy, but the experience I was able to gain as a student and athlete in America has paid off. I learned an incredible amount – about the culture, the language, the country, the sport, but above all about myself! And to anticipate this: I would recommend it to everyone, really every athlete who has this opportunity, to use it! It’s really worth it!”
Jeanette Dietrich, St. Bonaventure University.
Schwimmen | Ashford University
Thanks to Schoolarbook, I don’t have to stop swimming, but can make my dream come true and combine studies and sports in the USA. I am very grateful to Scholarbook for the support!”
Schwimmen | Grand Valley State University
“Three months before my Abitur, I still had no idea what to do with a possible degree. I only knew one thing for sure: I didn’t want to give up my sport at any price. I had made the decision to apply for a scholarship in the USA via Scholarbook almost on the side. Accordingly, the whole situation felt surreal at the beginning. But no sooner had all the required information been collected than everything suddenly happened incredibly quickly! Email after email arrived in my mailbox; all from America, all from interested coaches. In retrospect, I’m still amazed at how quickly close contacts and offers developed. (…) It took just 6 weeks from the first letter to the verbal agreement between the coach and me.”
Schwimmen | Limestone College
“When I started my new season last summer, I thought that I would have to end my swimming career at the end of this season, because after graduating from high school I would actually have to go to recruiting school. Thanks to Scholarbook, I came up with the idea of studying in the USA after graduating from high school, now I have decided to study at Limestone College in the USA. I’m really looking forward to this adventure. I would like to thank you once again for the support of Scholarbook!”
|90 – 100%|
|70 – 80%|
|Women||25m Course||50m Course||25m Course||50m Course|
|100 m Freestyle||56,50 sec||57,40 sec||59,00 sec||1:00,00 min|
|200 m Freestyle||2:03,00 min||2:04,00 min||2:10,00 min||2:11,00 min|
|400 m Freestyle||4:18,00 min||4:21,80 min||4:32,00 min||4:35,80 min|
|800 m Freestyle||8:52,00 min||9:03,30 min||9:17,00 min||9:28,30 min|
|100 m Butterfly||1:02,00 min||1:03,30 min||1:05,00 min||1:06,30 min|
|200 m Butterfly||2:16,00 min||2:19,30 min||2:23,00 min||2:26,30 min|
|100 m Backstroke||1:01,50 min||1:03,00 min||1:05,00 min||1:06,50 min|
|200 m Backstroke||2:12,00 min||2:16,50 min||2:21,00 min||2:24,00 min|
|100 m Breaststroke||1:10,50 min||1:12,00 min||1:14,00 min||1:15,50 min|
|200 m Breaststroke||2:31,50 min||2:35,00 min||2:39,00 min||2:42,50 min|
|200 m Medley||2:17,00 min||2:20,60 min||2:24,00 min||2:27,60 min|
|400 m Medley||4:50,00 min||4:30,30 min||4:58,10 min||5:13,10 min|
|90 – 100%|
|70 – 80%|
|Men||25m Course||50m Course||25m Course||50m Course|
|100 m Freestyle||49,40 sec||50,30 sec||51,90 sec||52,80 sec|
|200 m Freestyle||1:49,60 min||1:50,60 min||1:55,08 min||1:56,08 min|
|400 m Freestyle||3:54,50 min||3:59,00 min||4:05,50 min||4:09,40 min|
|800 m Freestyle||8:03,30 min||8:14,30 min||8:27,50 min||8:38,50 min|
|100 m Butterfly||53,75 sec||55,05 sec||56,45 sec||57,75 sec|
|200 m Butterfly||1:59,40 min||2:00,70 min||2:05,40 min||2:06,70 min|
|100 m Backstroke||54,35 sec||55,85 sec||57,10 sec||58,60 sec|
|200 m Backstroke||2:00,00 min||2:03,00 min||2:06,00 min||2:09,00 min|
|100 m Breaststroke||1:00,70 min||1:02,20 min||1:03,70 min||1:05,20 min|
|200 m Breaststroke||2:13,40 min||2:16,90 min||2:20,05 min||2:23,55 min|
|200 m Medley||2:00,95 min||2:04,55 min||2:06,98 min||2:10,58 min|
|400 m Medley||4:22,20 min||4:30,30 min||4:35,30 min||4:43,40 min|