Water diving

Water diving

Your 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 swim­mimg team. You train and compete with the swim­ming team and expe­ri­ence the very special team spirit in colleg 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 andlay the foun­da­tion for your profes­sional career after gradua­ting with a bache­lors degree.

 
 

The disci­plines in college diving

1m

 

spring­board

10m

 

plat­form

3m

 

spring­board

Water diving in the USA

How many scholarships are there?

Optai­ning 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 swim­mimg 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 in the USA structured?

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 physio­the­ra­pists who can work with the most modern tech­ni­ques.

What does a season at college look like?

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 clash between two univer­si­ties. Invi­ta­tional are meets with a big number of team from all over the country. The level of compe­ti­tion is typi­cally very high.

Water diving

Requirements for your 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 of your home country. In order to receive a detailed over­view of your options, we encou­rage you to fill out our free chance assess­ment.

Your chance assessment