Swimming and Diving Recruiting and the Sparks Advantage

Sparks helps you negotiate swimming and diving recruiting on your own terms.

Make smarter choices for academic, athletic, and personal growth.
Step up your game by working closely with researchers, educators, psychologists, and former collegiate coaches. 

Find the Right Swimming & Diving College

Swimming and diving recruiting timelines can be confusing. They vary according to the school and the specific needs and preferences of coaches.

Try our 10-minute Recruiting Timeline Wizard to orient yourself to the swimming and diving recruiting process. 

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Your personality and learning style can guide you toward the ideal academic match and swimming and diving program.

Our database tool is fast and fun. It helps you narrow down school choices best-suited to your unique characteristics.

Find the Right College for Me

Happier athletes.
Happier parents.


Jump start your college career with increased direction and focus. Sparks clients enjoy:

  • Saving money and time on school visits and recruiting efforts
  • North of 90% first choice admit rates on average
  • Better four-year graduation rates
  • Direction in college and career outcomes

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with Sparks:


Meet Marc

Counseling Associate

As a teacher, high school coach, and then counselor with Sparks since 2015, Marc Mandel has been counseling athletes in the recruiting process for nearly a decade. Marc holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University. He coached and recruited at the college level for 8 years at the Florida Institute of Technology and Georgetown Universities.

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Are you ready to take control of swimming and diving recruiting and find a college that’s right for you?

 

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