PlayNAIA — Swimming & Diving
Women's swimming and diving was added to the championship program in 1981. The NAIA was the first intercollegiate sports governing body to provide championship opportunities for both men and women when the women's program was established 1980.
RULES: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Rule Book with the NAIA-Swimming and Diving Coaches Association modifications.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT: The NAIA swimming and diving championships consists 20 events for men and 20 events for women. Preliminaries are conducted in the morning and afternoon and finals in those same events are conducted in the evening.
Find answers in the NAIA Guide to the College-Bound Student-Athlete!
• What's the NAIA participation experience?
• What's different about recruiting in the NAIA?
• Can I visit a campus for a tryout?
• What about financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans?
• Do I meet the freshman eligibility requirements?
• What if I didn't attend a U.S. high school?
• The NAIA Eligibility Center
• What are the transfer student eligibility requirements?
• Who's considered a professional in the NAIA?
• How long can I compete?
• What happens if I suffer an injury during college?
• What if I've competed in my sport outside of college?
• How do I remain eligible during college?
WHERE DO I START?
Register early with the NAIA Eligibility Center. It's required for any student who plans to attend an NAIA school. By registering, you also have the chance to let NAIA coaches know you're interested in playing in college. Our Connections service search allows you to check out which schools offer your sport, major and size that fits your interests. Register today!