Top Swimming Schools - Women's Schools
The 10 Best Division I Schools for Women's Swimming
10. Stanford University
As one of the nation's top ranked schools, Stanford University is highly selective in its admissions process and the university's swim teams acception rate is exception. Greg Meehan is head coach of the women's swim team and is now in his 4th season. Meehan is known for helping the women's team place third in 2015, a substantial rise from 2012's eighth place finish.
9. University of California-Berkeley
Ranked number 54 in the nation, University of California-Berkeley is a large public school known for its strong reputation in delivering a quality education. Teri Mckeever is the CA Golden Bears head coach as well as a veteran of the Berkeley women's swim team for over twenty four seasons. McKeever has had the privilege of leading the team to four of the past seven NCAA championships aiding them in earning their fourth Pac-12 crown.
8. University of Georgia
Recognized for its excellent instruction, the University of Georgia offers one of the best educational programs for its value. Now in his 37th year as the Lady Bulldogs head coach, Jack Bauerle has led the team to countless victories including 6 team national championships as well as 12 SEC crowns. Bauerle was also invited to lead the U.S. Women's Olympic team as a head coach in the 2008 Beijing, China Olympics.
7. University of Southern California
Ranked number 26 in the nation, University of Southern California is not only an impeccable private school, it also runs a legendary swim program. Head coach Dave Salo has led the USC women's swim team into many impressive triumphs including 5th at the NCAAs with 7 straight top finishes. Highly respected for his thirty years of coaching experience, Salo was placed in the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010.
6. University of Virginia-Main
Established in 1819 by United States President Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia is one of the oldest universities within the U.S. Augie Busch has led the Virginia Cavaliers for three seasons and in this short amount of time he has brought the team to new heights. During the 2014-2015 swimming season Busch guided the team to an astonishing 5th place finish in the NCAA Championships.
5. Texas A&M University-College Station
Texas A&M University-College Station otherwise known as TAMU is ranked number 6 in the state of Texas and is especially popular among students due to its large variation of undergraduate degrees. Steve Bultman, hired in 1999, is head coach of the women's swim program. Not only is he a 2x Olympic Team coach, he has also led TAMU into a nine year streak of NCAA top 10 finishes. Plus, the team has upgraded to 4th place for the past three NCAA season.
4. Ohio State University
OSU is ranked number 6 in the state of Ohio and is an exceptionally attractive school for instate students due to its education quality to value ratio. Bill Dorenkott is head coach of the Buckeyes women's swim team and has been for the past seven years. During Dorenkott's first year as head coach he led the team to victory by helping them to place 8th in the Big Ten Championships. Dorenkott has only proved to be more of an asset as he continues to lead the Buckeyes to further success including a 4th place finish in the 2014 NCAAs.
3. The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin otherwise known as UT is ranked number 3 in Texas colleges and offers popular majors like public relations, advertising, biology, and economics. Carol Capitani is head coach of the Longhorn's women's swim team and is now in her 4th season. Capitani is off to a great start as she led the Longhorns to finish 9th in the 2013 as well as the 2014 NCAA Championships and in 2015 Capitani was remarkably able to coax the girls into 7th place.
2. University of Florida
The University of Florida is the number 1 ranked college in Florida allowing it to be a highly selective school. Gregg Troy is head Coach of the Gator's women's swim team and has helped to earn his team a 15 NCAA top 10 winning streak. While the Gators alone are a force to reckon with, Troy is also a noteworthy coach. In 2012 he was asked to guide the USA Men's Olympic Swim team and was placed in the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame that very same year.
1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina or UNC is a rather large public school but somehow manages to offer an amazing student to faculty ratio at 14 to 1. Rich Deselm is head coach of both the womens as well as the mens swim teams and is now in his 8th year. DeSelm has led the women's swim team to over 20 NCAA victories in the past five years alone. In 2014 he was named U.S. Swimming National Team Coach of the Year.
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