Keeping swimmers interested at the College level

Keeping swimmers interested at the College level

Post by Jeanne Seidl » Tue, 06 May 1997 04:00:00


My daughter swam USS as a 5-year-old until this past winter, when she
finished her high school season as a senior.  She was a 12-year
veteran of swimming.

She was a good swimmer with a lot of finesse.  But, she had a horrible
senior high school season and the summer leading into her senior year
was awful, too.  At least she felt it was awful.

I think she has a lot of speed left in her and that she just finally
reached that plateau where she was going to lose a little ground
before she got better again.

I've been trying to convince her that she should continue to swim in
college, if for no reason other than to have the educational
experience of college athletics.  She would add depth to any team.
Her strong events were fly and IM.  She never made it to nationals but
was close in 200 fly yards one year with a 2:11.xx.

Anyone have any motivational suggestions to offer her?  Any good
reasons on why she shouldn't give up yet at age 17-18?  Anyone with
college experience to share with her?

I registered her with the NCAA clearning house.  She was an academic
all-american this year.

Thanks in advance.

 
 
 

Keeping swimmers interested at the College level

Post by Albert Cra » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Anyone have any motivational suggestions to offer her?  Any good
> reasons on why she shouldn't give up yet at age 17-18?  Anyone with
> college experience to share with her?

> I registered her with the NCAA clearning house.  She was an academic
> all-american this year.

> Thanks in advance.

She might be interested in a Div III college swimming program at a place
with a good background. If she would continue swimming she would have a
group with which to relate and find friends immediately on entrance. U of
Rochester (NY) is a good private school she might consider.
http://www.rochester.edu then click sports and swimming. Al Craig