Do you know how much financial aid NAIA Division I schools give to players on college swimming teams? Last year NCAA Division I and II schools alone awarded $2 billion in undergraduate athletic scholarships. For many student athletes, a scholarship from a NAIA Division I school can make the differencebetween obtaining a college degree and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you wish to be a competitor for one of the many NAIA Division I women's swimming scholarships that are available you need to know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. was designed to present student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited by a NAIA Division I school and receiving a women's swimming scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NAIA Division I Women's Swimming

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division I Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 10 16
Total Number of Athletes 90 3,377
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $1,471 $1,474
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $12,006 $24,621
Total Full Time Head Coaches 2 17
Total Part Time Head Coaches 4 65
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 11
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 1 199
Average Total Revenue $90,537 $103,451
Average Total Expenses $91,553 $110,266

Use the NAIA Division I women's swimming statistics above to determine whether or not this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division I schools compare with the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you roughly the actual number of female athletes are on NAIA Division I women's swimming teams across the country, which will help you figure out how aggressive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare it to the national average. Currently there are 90 women participating in swimming at NAIA Division I schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates just how much a NAIA Division I college is spending on each player on their women's swimming team for things that are essential such as equipment and uniforms. Just how much a NAIA Division I school invests in you as a player will help determine how beneficial they feel that you are to the swimming team and the overall sports program as well as the degree of support they give each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is exactly what it cost on average for a NAIA Division I college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the swimming program operational. This can give student athletes a good idea of the level of women's swimming programs, facilities and training personnel at NAIA Division I schools across the nation. The more NAIA Division I colleges commit the better quality you can expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you develop your abilities and help you keep on track athletically and academically so you can keep your swimming scholarship each year. The more NAIA Division I women's swimming coaches there are, the more likely you are to get one-on-one training and attention you need to reach your primary goal of graduating from a college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money NAIA Division I colleges can earn off their women's swimming programs the more likely it is that they will expand them. When women's swimming programs are more successful and popular NAIA Division I colleges will commit more in their existing programs and other NAIA Division I colleges will create new swimming teams of their very own. More NAIA Division I swimming teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in promoting and growing women's swimming teams at NAIA Division I schools? Are NAIA Division I colleges aggressively recruiting women's swimming players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good indication of just how much NAIA Division I colleges throughout the country are spending on women's swimming programs, thus if swimming scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

If you want to be a contender for one of the many NAIA Division I women's swimming scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NAIA Division I schools in your state compare to NAIA Division I schools across the country. Choose a state below to obtain detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

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