I selected to attend and compete for UMBC because I felt welcomed before I had even verbally committed. The academic and athletic criteria I had set for my college was met and I can see myself improving with the program provided.
I chose University of Maine for a few reasons. The first reason is because I felt that it would be a perfect fit for me. It was the right size, distance from home, and the majors offered interested me. Another reason is, of course, the swimming. UMaine Swimming was a great match for me on collegeswimming. I looked at the top times, and the rest of the team and I knew I would fit right in with the Black Bears!
The UMBC swim and dive team creates a family environment that involves everyone. The school is known for its academics and athletics. I am very excited to join the UMBC swim and dive team this coming fall. Go Retrivers!
After going through the college recruiting process, I finally chose VMI because I realized I didn't want a normal college experience. VMI will challenge me physically and mentally to my limits and prepare me for life after college. With the help of Coach Bretscher, I believe I can continue to become a better athlete in the pool. Rat life here I come!
When I visited UMaine I saw a very close knit team with a fun and competitive environment and I knew that I wanted to go to school and swim here.
I chose to pick the Virginia Military Institute because of the atmosphere and family friendly team. With coach Bretscher leading the charge and his experience, I am positive I will continue to gain speed and lower my times straight from the start of season. Rat life 19+3 here I come!
I'm excited to spend the next four years at UMBC. Coach Chad and the entire team were very welcoming. The combination of academics and swimming are a perfect fit for me.
Campus size and student enrollment was a comfortable fit. UMaine had my Major with the opportunity to expand to additional Minors. I can't say enough good things about the Swim Coaches or the team. My commitment to UMaine was due in large part to Coach Lizzotte, Coach Costello, and the Leadership Team Members (Jake, Jacob, and Beatrix) that took time out of practice and a meet to continue speaking with me and making me feel comfortable. This team will significantly help me during my transition due simply to it feeling like an extended family. During my visit, it didn't matter what parent, student, or faculty member you spoke with about UMaine Swimming or academics, it was always positive. I want to thank the UMaine Swimming and Diving program for your time and I look forward to giving it all I have for UMaine both academically and in the pool..."GO BLUE"...PROUD TO BE PART OF THE BLACK BEAR NATION!