~By Greg Parini, Head Coach / Charlie Griffiths, Assistant Coach - Denison University Granville, Ohio
Want to know one of the best-kept secrets in the NCAA?
It’s small college swimming.
Why swim at the Division III level? Simply put, the biggest advantage of NCAA Division III swimming is that the student-athlete has the opportunity to attend a Division III school. As an extension of the institution’s larger academic mission, swimming is most often fully integrated into the academic experience. Division III institutions are typically smaller colleges with small classes, which place a premium on academic achievement coupled with athletic and co-curricular successes. Because there is a cooperative relationship between the institution’s academic and athletic powers, the swimmer is fully integrated into the academic mainstream, thereby securing the integrity of her academic experience.