How do we get news posted?
The fastest way to get news posted on the site is to
have Coaches and SID's can create an account.
Creating an account lets you post news articles,
host a team blog, edit your team page and
more. Alternatively, press releases can be
e-mailed to our News Staff. E-mails to the webmaster
will go unanswered.
I'd like to write for you. How can I do
CollegeSwimming.com frequently accepts freelance
submissions. We even pay for some of
them. If you have interest or a story idea,
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We posted a news article or sent it to you, why
isn't it up yet?
There could be multiple reasons for this.
Sometimes our volunteer staff is overwhelmed and
doesn't get to them. Sometimes the articles
are not deemed newsworthy for whatever reason.
We do not generally publish articles about
"announcements" of schedules, intrasquad meets,
individual releases that are better served in
broader announcements (Academic All-American,
National Team Selections, etc). Sometimes your
article has been posted but is buried by a busy news
day. It is also possible that you sent your
release to the wrong person. Releases should
be sent to email@example.com. If you
sent yours to firstname.lastname@example.org it was
How do we get our Twitter / Team Blog on
Coaches and SID's can can add blog entries or your
Twitter feed to CollegeSwimming.com through their
user account. Twitter feeds are monitored to
ensure a balance among teams and ensure that posts
are germane to the CollegeSwimming.com audience.
|Results / Top Times
How do we get meet results posted to
Schools should send Hy-Tek meet manager result files
to email@example.com. Result files
should include results from ALL participating teams.
For inclusion in the USA Swimming top times files
should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A time/name/school is missing/wrong
Our top times list is constructed from meet result
files sent to us by schools. To get a time
added to the list, please submit the Hy-Tek result
file to email@example.com
Can you produce a top times list or host our
meet results for our team or conference?
YES and you can do it for free:
Set up your own custom
top times list.
Set up live
What type of file do you need?
link to show you how to create the correct file.
are recruits ranked?
That's such a big question we gave it its own
page. You can find an outline of the process
can see my profile but the times are not
updated. How do I do this?
Recruits' times are updated either through meet
results submitted by coaches or by the swimmers and
parents themselves. To update your times,
register your profile at www.collegeswimming.com/recruitme/.
Why would I want to register with
Registering with CollegeSwimming.com is FREE and
allows recruits and parents to :
- Update Their
Profile. With an account you can help
college coaches discover you and find out how to
contact you. An account enables you to
update your times, indicate interests and tell
coaches more about you.
Exclusive News & Advice. Registered
have access to exclusive tips from the
nation's top college coaches. If you have
a question about the recruiting process we've
probably asked it for you.
- Search for A
Team. With CollegeSwimming.com's
exclusive School Search Tool you can search for
a college swim team based on location, size,
academics and competitiveness.
CollegeSwimming.com enables you to find detailed
information about each schools size, cost,
academic standards, graduation rates and
- Find a Fit.
how your times stack up on different
teams? With the "How do I Fit" button you
can see where your times would rank on each
- Announce Your
Decision. Once you've chosen a school
you can announce it to the world. Just
click on the "Make a Commitment" button.
Do swimmers and parents really use
The best ones do! Swimmers from all fifty
states and over sixty countries use
CollegeSwimming.com to help them find the right
place to swim. Over 70% of the top 2,000 high
school recruits created a FREE profile on
CollegeSwimming.com including nearly two-thirds of
all 2012 NCAA Qualifiers.
Do college teams really use CollegeSwimming.com?
The best ones do! In 2012, CollegeSwimming.com
clients won nineteen Division I and four Division
III conference championships.
CollegeSwimming.com clients included either the
champion or runner-up from the ACC, Big 10, Big
East, Big Ten, C-USA, Ivy, MWC, Pac-12, and SEC and
in two conferences both the champion AND runner-up
teams were clients.
How are teams ranked?
There are two primary in-season ways of ranking
teams. The first are CollegeSwimming.com's
Performance Rankings. The second is the
Coaches' Poll that is administered by the College
Swimming Coaches Association of America.
Rankings - are produced weekly
throughout the season. These rankings are
calculated from each team's most recent meet
result. CollegeSwimming.com also
publishes the Mid-Major Poll designed to
highlight successful programs from non-BCS
- CSCAA Poll - The CSCAA produces a series of
polls based on coaches' votes. These can
be found at www.cscaa.org.
What are Mid-Majors?
Mid-Major teams are those programs that are either
not affilliated with a BCS conference or offer fewer
than 50% of the maximum number of scholarships
allowed by the NCAA. CollegeSwimming.com
produces a Mid-Major ranking throughout the season
and recognizes Mid-Major All-Americans each
April. To be eligible for the Mid-Major
All-American programs swimmers must be ENTERED into
the NCAA Championships. Individual qualifiers
are named to the first team while non-qualifiers are
designated as Honorable Mention.
How do I nominate our swimmer for
National and Conference Swimmers of
the Week are selected each week. Selections
are made from meet results submitted by Midnight EST
How do I nominate someone for
CollegeSwimming.com names two
Assistant-Coach-of-the-Year awards. Awards are
made in two categories - Established/Career
Assistant and Rising Assistant. Nomination
procedures are published in April. Candidates
are nominated by their head coach and current or
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