You have spent years practicing swimming and competing for your high school. Now is the time to ensure all of that work pays off. Last year over 145,000 student athletes received athletic scholarships that helped them pay for their college education. For many, it can mean the difference between receiving a college degree and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you want to be a competitor for one of the many women's swimming scholarships that are available you have to know which schools to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in contact with them. In some cases, joining a network of student swimming athletes with pre-established access to college coaches can help considerably. AthleticScholarships.com was created to provide these student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited and receiving a women's swimming scholarship.

Women's Swimming Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics

Detailed Breakdown Nationwide for Swimming
Average Number of Athletes 16
Total Number of Athletes 3,377
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $1,474
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $24,621
Total Full Time Head Coaches 17
Total Part Time Head Coaches 65
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 11
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 199
Average Total Revenue $103,451
Average Total Expenses $110,266

Use the women's swimming athletic scholarship information above to find out:

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know approximately how many female athletes are on women's swimming teams around the nation, which will help you see how competitive the recruiting process is. The more positions there are the more opportunities you have for getting recruited to a college swimming team.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This refers to just how much colleges are spending on average for each player on a women's swimming team for things that are needed including uniforms and equipment. The amount a college invests in you as a player should help figure out how valuable they feel you're to the swimming team and the overall sports program as well as the level of support they offer each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for a college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the swimming program up and running. This can give student athletes a good idea of the quality of women's swimming programs, facilities and training staff at colleges throughout the country. The more colleges commit the better quality you can expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are essential to helping you hone your skills and help you stay on track academically and athletically so you'll be able to keep your swimming scholarship year after year. The more women's swimming coaches there are, the more likely you will be to get one-on-one training and attention which will help you reach your goal of graduating college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money colleges may make off their women's swimming programs the more likely they are to expand them. When women's swimming programs tend to be profitable and popular colleges will invest more in their current programs and other colleges will establish a new swimming teams to get in on the action. More swimming teams usually means more athletic scholarship opportunities.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in encouraging and expanding women's swimming teams? Are colleges actively recruiting women's swimming players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good idea of how much colleges around the United States are investing in women's swimming programs and recruiting players, thus whether or not swimming scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken.

Now that you are aware of the national statistics see how the different divisions compare. Choose a division below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

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