Snake River Swimming Athletes Page


The Safe Sport Athlete Fellowship is accepting applications through 10/28.  The Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program for 4 selected high school-aged athletes who wish to gain leadership skills, be more involved in the Safe Sport movement, and become a liaison between USA Swimming national headquarters and local swim clubs.  During the year, athletes are tasked with creating and launching a project to spread the message of Safe Sport (positive team cultures, anti-bullying, active bystander) within their swim club, as well as other clubs in their LSC.  This year’s fellows have done a variety of things, including a video campaign, a themed relay meet, a reward program, and an athlete committee.  
There is a travel component to the Fellowship, and the 2017 class will kick off in Denver in January.  By the end of the year, fellows will have worked through a leadership development curriculum, independently launched a project, and been embedded in USA Swimming in a unique way.  Fellows will have a deep understanding of Safe Sport and be active advocates of the program in their home clubs and LSCs.
The announcement for the 2017 class is attached, and more information, as well as the application, can be found  
This is a great program for highly motivated athletes who wish to develop leadership skills.  Please pass along the information to coaches and athletes in your LSCs and encourage athletes to apply!
Please reach out with questions.  Thank you!
Maggie Vail, MSW | Safe Sport Education Specialist | (719) 866-3552  | (719) 244-0530 | @SwimSafeSport


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Picking A College!
As a general rule every prospective college student should go thru the following steps.

1. Do I want to swim in college?
2. Do I want to go to a school where I am a number or a school where every teacher knows me? (Big school or small or in the middle)
3. Do I like snow, sand, heat, cold, mountains? (In what part of the world do I want to spend the next four to six years of my life?"
4. What do I want to be when I graduate? (If you don't know for sure, pick a school that does a good job teaching your passion)
5. Do I want to be the star of the team, just one of the gang, a bench sitter? (I know a guy who was on the team at the University of Texas. He did not swim in a meet until his Senior year because he was to slow. But he did all the team stuff and attended all of the practices. He is proud to say that he was a Longhorn Swimmer.)

Now you know the area of the country, the size of the school, the area of study, and how good the team should be. Hit Google and run amok!


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Recruiting Timeline

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How to Find a Scholarship

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