Just looking to connect with other future college swim parents, and get some information. I feel like recruiting has been pretty limited so far for us, and wondering if others are having a similar experience. He’s had a few phone calls/zooms from schools we’ve reached out to, and one in person meeting with a D2 coach while we were visiting campus. His top choice has not replied at all to two emails he sent (one before our visit to campus and one after) which worries me.
My son is hoping to swim D1 or D2 in Fall of '22. We are in the NY metro area, and while he wants to go away, he’s not looking too far (NY, NJ, CT). So far we are considering Manhattan, Monmouth, Iona, Pace, Southern CT, and Wagner. Maybe SUNY Binghamton, but I think that would be an academic reach for sure.
I want to make sure we’re being realistic. His GPA is a 3.7 unweighted, and so far his best SAT is an 1190, 660 Math, 530 Verbal (taking it one more time in June to hopefully get the 1200+). He is expected to have 30 college credits upon graduation, dual enrollment, not AP. Mostly classes in Business, Math and History. He plans on majoring in Business.
As far as swim, he’s qualified for sectionals as a Sophomore and Junior in 5 events, mostly distance free and fly. His power score is a 36 on swimcloud.
So I guess my questions are:
Is D1 realistic for him, or should we focus on more D2 schools?
If he can even get into D1, will he likely get any athletic scholarship?
Any and all input would be appreciated! Thanks!