Streamline Swimming mentors talented age group swimmers and their parents toward well-informed, sound decisions throughout the college placement process

 

 

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What we do

From colleges A to Z, we've assisted swimmers and their families by managing and navigating the college recruiting process.  

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how we do it

Realizing the college placement process can be complex and somewhat overwhelming, we strive to help each client employ a "best fit" philosophy when identifying and targeting potential colleges and swim programs to attend.

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Who we are

Streamline Swimming has extensive experience in the college swimming world. As a former USA Swimming National Team member and a Division I, four-year full scholarship athlete.

 

Client Services

 

 

  • Assist in the comparison of colleges and swimming programs to help clients determine their potential "best fit" campuses.
  • Draft introductory letters clients can send to coaches on their target list of schools.
  • Offer swimming and academic resume template - review and edit as necessary.
  • Explain the NCAA recruiting process in detail including timelines and applicable rules.
  • Prep recruits and parents for campus visits and meetings with coaches.
  • Compare and contrast NCAA DI, DII and DIII, NAIA, and NCJAA - prerequisites, time commitments, scholarship opportunities, etc.
  • Discuss Social Media "Pros" and "Cons"
  • Work to establish realistic goals and objectives for competitive swimming and college.

Standard Annual Program - $3000

Realizing its value, most Streamline Swimming clients opt for this comprehensive year-long program. The Standard Annual Program is an all encompassing plan which includes all elements of the Program Building Blocks.  Families are encouraged to schedule regular communications and meetings with Courtney Bartholomew as they navigate age group swimming and manage college placement. Client services – as listed above – are available as often as necessary throughout the year. An Initial Consultation, included with this program, is typically scheduled at the beginning of the term. Space in the Standard Annual Program is limited. 

 

Personalized Program - $150/ hour (4-hour minimum retainer)

Streamline Swimming clients interested in a unique personal program based on realistic goals and objectives for competitive swimming in college may collaborate with Courtney Bartholomew to design and implement a program that addresses their personal needs. Services applicable to designing this unique personal program are listed above (and in the Program Building Blocks section):

Streamline Swimming clients who are seeking occasional, part-time assistance typically opt for this program. In advance of services, participants will be charged a 4-hour minimum retainer at a current rate of $150 per hour. Once the initial 4 hours have been provided, clients will be charged an additional retainer at the hourly rate posted at that time. In certain cases, an Initial Consultation may be recommended. Paid fee may be applied as a credit toward the Standard Annual Program cost. 

 

Initial Consultation (Highly suggested for clients) 

Prospective Streamline Swimming clients are encouraged to participate in this introductory meeting, preferably in person but if schedules do not allow Skype will suffice, with Courtney Bartholomew to learn more about Streamline Swimming. This meeting’s topics will include a comprehensive list of times overview, age group swimming history, college placement discussion, and a general Q&A session. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. A written summary with recommendations will be forwarded – clients may schedule a follow-up call for further clarification. Paid fee may be applied as a credit toward the Standard Annual cost. All related travel expenses are subject to reimbursement as indicated below.

Do you constantly wonder about the next step you should take in your child's competitive swimming development? Do you feel overwhelmed by the college recruiting process, uncertain about where to begin and how to plan a course of action? Do you worry that college swimming will pass your child by, with no opportunity for a scholarship or a roster position?

If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, then Streamline Swimming is probably just what you and your child are looking for. Our program mentors talented competitive age group swimmers and their parents toward making well-informed, sound decisions that will enhance their overall swimming development, assist them throughout the college placement process, and lead to long-term success in life beyond swimming.

Prerequisites for Prospective Clients:

Acceptance into the Streamline Swimming program, designed primarily for high school students, pivots on a pre-enrollment process for competitive age group swimmers.

All clients, regardless of the program they choose, must demonstrate a commitment to:

  • Improving their swimming
  • Working regularly with an age group swim coach
  • Preparing to succeed as a collegiate student-athlete
  • Competing in regional/national competitions throughout the year
  • Securing regular access to a quality practice facility
  • Focusing on mental training exercises
  • Excelling in the classroom

Good Behavior:

As a part of their commitment toward athletic improvement and personal growth, participants in the Streamline Swimming program must observe high standards of conduct. This means No Drugs and No Alcohol. Our clients should conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen both on and off the pool deck. Repeated violations of expected standards may result in dismissal from the program and in forfeiture of fees paid.

Program Building Blocks

Collaborating with Courtney Bartholomew, choose and configure Program Building blocks to create a personalized program.

I. College Placement Process and Recruiting Information

  • Assist in the comparison of colleges and swimming programs to help clients determine their potential "best fit" campuses.
  • Draft introductory letters clients can send to coaches on their target list of schools.
  • Offer swimming and academic resume template - review and edit as necessary.
  • Explain the NCAA recruiting process in detail including timelines and applicable rules.
  • Prep recruits and parents for campus visits and meetings with coaches.
  • Educate families on the NCAA initial-eligibility requirements.
  • Prepare age group swimmers for the college experience and necessary commitment level.
  • Compare and contrast NCAA DI, DII and DIII, NAIA, and NCJAA - prerequisites, time commitments, scholarship opportunities, etc.

II.  Life Skills

  • Work to establish realistic goals and objectives for competitive swimming in college.
  • Assist with time management skills.
  • Emphasize the need for balance in life.
    • Balance between academics, athletics, and social life.
    • Assist in finding the balance to help meet clients' objectives for competitive swimming in college.
  • Work to explain how GPAs, Testing Scores, and athletic ability can help meet clients' objectives for competitive swimming in college.

III. Social Media Best Practices

  • Understanding how social media can be used as a tool or as a detriment during the recruiting process. 
  • Help create a positive self-image and attitude.
  • Explain how social media is publicly viewed and may be monitored in college. 

IV.  NCAA Compliance

  • All Client Services are designated to be fully compliant with NCAA Bylaws.
  • Streamline Swimming does not market a prospective student-athlete's athletic ability or reputation, negotiate or promise scholarships, or serve as an agent in any way.
  • Streamline Swimming may distribute high school academic and athletics records to collegiate coaches without jeopardizing a prospective student-athlete's eligibility.
  • Fees paid to Streamline Swimming are not based on placing the prospective student-athlete in a collegiate institution as a recipient of institutional financial aid.