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 swimming scholarships 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 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 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

Ida Hepsø

Kennesaw State University, Georgia
The best thing about being a student-athlete, must be everything I get to experience! I have met a lot of new people and seen many new cities and states that I would never have gotten to experience otherwise.

Sivert Dæhlie

Duke University, North Carolina
To study in the USA is a great experience, and the opportunity of being able to compete and develop in your sport while studying is unique. With CSUSA I felt comfortable and well-informed all the way through which made the process so much easier!

Janne Kildahl Brouer

Clayton State University, Georgia
College provides a unique possibility to combine soccer and education while experiencing a new culture and develop friendships for life from all over the world.

Camilla Olsson

University of Arkansas Little Rock
CSUSA helps you with everything from paperwork, the application process, to getting offers from multiple schools. They give their best effort to get you the school that is the best match for you, so that you can have a great experience in the US.

Erlend Lunde Løfsgaard

Flagler College, Florida
The best about getting CSUSA’s help is that you always have guidance and people that helps you with everything from paperwork to the promotion of you as a player to hundreds of schools across the USA.

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.

Markus Poulsen

University of Southern Indiana
To come here where the soccer is fantastic and the facilities are there to back it up is simply amazing.

Sara Sætre Toliver

Indiana University–Purdue University
The best thing with being a student-athlete, is that I get the opportunity of travelling all over the United States, and I get to play at incredibly nice golf courses.

Pursue Ambition

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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Golf Scholarships

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Track and Field Scholarships

Compete in Track&Field for one of the 1,200 universities with a Track&Field team, get a sports scholarship and your university degree while you’re at it.

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 and your university degree while you’re at it!

Tennis Scholarships

Play tennis full-time as part of a team for one of the 1,200 universities with tennis, get a tennis scholarship and your university degree while you’re at it!

American Sports Scholarships

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Other Sports

There are a number of sports you can get a scholarship for when competing in the college system. Take a look!