Swimming scholarships

Compete in college swimming as part of a big team for one of the 660 universities with a swim team, get a scholarship for your talent and your university degree while you’re at it! This opportunity is available for hobby-level swimmers to future Olympians. To combine swimming with a college degree in the United States on a swimming scholarship is a unique opportunity and a great experience after high school.

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The United States have been the leading country for swimming for a long time. Swimming is a very popular sport in the States, and many of the worlds leading swimmers competed in college-swimming. Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky and Matt Biondi are a few examples of swimmers who developed through a college-swimming program.

Representing your university/college by swimming for the school’s team is a great honor. You will receive the status of a hero at both your campus and in the local community. The sports culture in the States is unique and good athletes are promoted! While being a swimmer, you are also a student at the school. Each day is structured for you to optimize both your development and success in the pool, and in the classroom. The professional cooperation between the swim team and the school makes it possible to combine sports with higher education. The combination of sports and education is only offered in a few countries in the world, and the United States are experts at it.

After finishing your studies, you are left with a valuable American bachelor’s degree, developed skills and a whole lot of amazing experiences!

Fantastic college swimming scholarships

A scholarship is money awarded to students attending universities in the United States with the purpose of reducing the cost of the education and living costs. A scholarship varies from 1-100% of the school’s total costs and may cover tuition fees, apartment, food and text books. A 100% scholarship will cover all of these costs for a student.

There are different types of scholarships: sports scholarship (for swimmers these are called swimming scholarships), academic scholarships and international scholarships. It is the coach of the school team that determines how much sports scholarship he/she can give a student. It is possible to get a combination of the different scholarships.

The biggest scholarships for swimming are worth as much as $60,000 a year. Remember, a bachelor’s degree in the United States takes four years to complete, multiplying a $60,000 swim scholarship with four and you can get an education worth $240,000 covered through your athletic level. Quite simply amazing!

American college swimming – a level for everyone

In the United States there are over 660 different colleges and universities with a swimming program, providing opportunities for all levels. The great advantage in the US is that there are scholarships opportunities at all the different college-swimming levels. We help both boys and girls with different backgrounds, from those with average skills and potential to the top performers. Whether you have ambitions of becoming a professional or not, we can help you combine swimming with higher education in the United States on a scholarship.

It has become increasingly popular for talents to attend a university in the US to continue their development as a swimmer.

The lifestyle of a college swimmer in the States, is much like that of a professional athlete. You train daily in fantastic facilities (often more than once a day), and you’ll have fitness coaches, athletic trainers and nutrition experts at your disposal; making sure you perform to the best of your ability. Many college swimming teams fly to events, where you live at a hotel, and you get to compete against the best young swimmers in the United States.

College swimming is a unique opportunity for boys and girls to swim and compete at a high level, with a coaching staff who will help you develop, while you are getting “paid” in the form of a scholarship.

Can I get a college swimming scholarship?

See if you have what it takes to study and swim at college on a swim scholarship in the United States! The next step is to fill out a form so that we can evaluate your opportunities. It takes only 2 minutes, with no obligation.

What Our student-athletes say

Markus Kvame Naglestad

Providence College, Rhode Island
I recommend everybody considering college sports in the USA to get help from CSUSA. Every member of Team CSUSA has been through the process themselves, while also having helped countless clients to fulfill their college dream. They have all been through every step of the process and have also managed to create an impressive network within college sports.

Kristoffer Tollefsen

University of Kentucky
The best thing about being a student-athlete in the US is that you develop as an athlete, but also maybe more importantly as a human. These are most likely the best four years of your life – a fantastic time where you experience a lot, learn a lot, and have a really good time!

Lucy Ashworth

Lamar University, Texas
After only a short period of time in America, I have made friends that will last me a life time and soccer is so big in America that it makes the college experience amazing. Best memory: I have a few so winning the conference and winning the conference tournament was really special and being named on the All-Region team and all conference first team was good too.

Rasmus Hansen

Long Island Brooklyn, New York
I came over here because it's New York City and i wanted to try something new. Herei i have rediscovered the joy of playing soccer. Had istayed in Denmark, I would've probably stopped playing.

Maiken Bing Paulsen

Presbyterian College, South Carolina
CSUSA runs a professional and efficient process, from presentation and communication with schools that was a good fit for my level, ambitions, and wishes, to land a scholarship deal with the school. With the help of CSUSA an extensive and unknown process was made easy and safe.

Emilie Ekeli Larsen

Duquesne University, Pennsylvania
You experience new places, meet new people, develop your English skills, get a chance at investing in your sport, and you get an education; all at the same time!

Hannah Brindle

Rio Grande University, Ohio
The social aspect of being in college is great, you get to be surrounded by your friends and team mates 24/7 it's like having a family away from home.

Håkon Wik Heltne

University of California Irvine
I recommend getting help from CSUSA because they have a very extensive network, and they will help you get in touch with the best schools in the United States.

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Do you qualify for a College Swimming Scholarship at a university in the United States? Complete the Free Assessment form and we will evaluate your chances!


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