Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-A 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 most student athletes, a scholarship from a NCAA Division I-A school can mean the differencebetween obtaining a college education and having to put that goal on hold.

If you wish to be a competitor for one of the many NCAA Division I-A women's swimming scholarships that are available you have to know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and the best way to get in front of them. was created to supply student athletes with the information they need to increase their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-A school and receiving a women's swimming scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NCAA Division I-A Women's Swimming

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-A Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 25 16
Total Number of Athletes 200 3,377
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $4,189 $1,474
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $101,267 $24,621
Total Full Time Head Coaches 2 17
Total Part Time Head Coaches 0 65
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 4 11
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 5 199
Average Total Revenue $498,423 $103,451
Average Total Expenses $602,837 $110,266

Utilize the NCAA Division I-A women's swimming statistics above to determine whether this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NCAA Division I-A schools compare to the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know roughly how many female athletes are on NCAA Division I-A women's swimming teams across the country, which helps you figure out how aggressive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare and contrast it to the national average. Presently there are 200 women taking part in swimming at NCAA Division I-A schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates how much a NCAA Division I-A college is spending on each player on their women's swimming team for things that are necessary such as equipment and uniforms. Just how much a NCAA Division I-A 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 level of support they offer each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for a NCAA Division I-A college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the swimming program functioning. This will give student athletes a good idea of the quality of women's swimming programs, facilities and training personnel at NCAA Division I-A schools across the country. The more NCAA Division I-A colleges spend the better quality you should expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are crucial to helping you develop your skills and help you stay on track athletically and academically so you're able to keep your swimming scholarship each year. The more NCAA Division I-A women's swimming coaches there are, the more likely it is you'll get one-on-one instruction and attention you need to reach your main goal of graduating from a college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money NCAA Division I-A colleges can earn off their women's swimming programs the more likely they are to expand them. When women's swimming programs are more profitable and well-known NCAA Division I-A colleges will spend more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-A colleges will create new swimming teams of their own. More NCAA Division I-A swimming teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for promoting and expanding women's swimming teams at NCAA Division I-A schools? Are NCAA Division I-A colleges aggressively recruiting women's swimming players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good indication of how much NCAA Division I-A colleges throughout the nation 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 NCAA Division I-A women's swimming scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-A schools in your state compare to NCAA Division I-A schools across the nation. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-A

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