Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-AA schools award 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 NCAA Division I-AA school can make the differencebetween acquiring a college education and having to put that goal on hold.

If you intend to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-AA women's swimming scholarships that are available you must know which colleges to get in touch with, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. was designed to supply student athletes with the information they need to boost their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-AA school and receiving a women's swimming scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-AA Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 20 16
Total Number of Athletes 216 3,377
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $2,590 $1,474
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $50,176 $24,621
Total Full Time Head Coaches 2 17
Total Part Time Head Coaches 2 65
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 1 11
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 13 199
Average Total Revenue $260,310 $103,451
Average Total Expenses $270,004 $110,266

Make use of the NCAA Division I-AA women's swimming statistics above to determine whether or not this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NCAA Division I-AA schools compare to the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you approximately how many female athletes are on NCAA Division I-AA women's swimming teams across the country, which helps you determine how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you do a comparison of it to the national average. At present there are 216 women taking part in swimming at NCAA Division I-AA schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This represents just how much a NCAA Division I-AA college is investing in 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-AA school spends on you as a player will help signify how valuable they feel you are to the swimming team and the overall sports program as well as the amount of support they offer each player.

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

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

Average Total Revenue: The more money NCAA Division I-AA colleges can make off their women's swimming programs the more likely they are to broaden them. When women's swimming programs are more lucrative and popular NCAA Division I-AA colleges will spend more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-AA colleges will establish new swimming teams of their own. More NCAA Division I-AA swimming teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in supporting and expanding women's swimming teams at NCAA Division I-AA schools? Are NCAA Division I-AA 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 NCAA Division I-AA colleges around the country are investing in women's swimming programs, thus whether or not swimming scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

If you would like to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-AA women's swimming scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-AA schools in your state compare to NCAA Division I-AA schools in the U.S. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-AA

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