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My D is interested in swimming D3. Her times aren't all that impressive but she is not currently swimming year round because there are no teams that are close and the commute would put a strain on our whole family. She only gets about five hours a week during the HS swim season. She has qualified for our state meet with our relay teams and has been an alternate for regional finals in the 100 fly for two years (only top two from each region go to state in an individual event). She is the girls team captain (jr). GPA is 4.16 (w) and has an ACT of 32. Her HS coach thinks that she would have no problem contributing to a team and all that is holding her back is the lack of training time. When she swam year round, she had multiple A and AA times.
My question is does she just try and "walk on" or get on the team as part of the admission process? I really don't know how all this works. We are just starting to explore this option and would appreciate any guidance!