Your water diving scholarship in the USA
As a diver, you have the opportunity to continue your athletic and academic career at a college in the United States. In addition to swimming, diving is an important water sport and is therefore supported at universities in the USA.
The divers are a part of the swimming team. You train and compete with the swimming team and experience the very special team spirit in college sports.
With a sports scholarship in the USA, you have the opportunity to advance your athletic career and your academic career at the same time and lay the foundation for your professional career after graduating with a bachelors degree.
The disciplines in college diving
How many scholarships are there?
Obtaining a sport scholarship is the ultimate goal of our athletes. But how many scholarships are actually available in the United States? Water divers are a part of the swimming team. They benefit from the swimming team’s large budgets.
Universities with swim teams:
- Men: 225
- Women: 318
Full scholarships per team:
- Men: 10
- Women: 14
How is the training and the season structured in the USA?
Water divers are part of the swimming team and train almost as often and for as long as the swimmers. The first workout usually takes place in the morning before the classes start and then again in the late afternoon. In addition to water workouts, two to three strength and conditioning sessions are scheduled.
Because the body is exposed to high levels of stress, the college teams enjoy excellent medical care. A team doctor is usually part of the team. In addition the divers have access to one or more physical therapists who can work with the most modern techniques.
Water divers always compete at the same meets the swimming team is competing at. This means that the season starts at the beginning of October and ends with the national championships in March or April.
There are two types of meets. The so-called “dual meets” are clashes between two universities. Invitationals are meets with a large number of teams from all over the country. The level of competition is typically very high.
Requirements for your water diving scholarship
Thanks to our excellent contacts to many college coaches, we can get you a sports scholarships when you have competed at the National championships in your home country. In order to receive a detailed overview of your options, we encourage you to fill out our free chance assessment.