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Santa Clara Swim Club. Registration for the Annual Group Program Integrating College Admission Prep with Recruiting

9+ meetings. Curriculum based group program following the P*R*I*D*E process with the goal of developing proactive recruits who are prepared to be impressive and successful recruits and students. Swimmers will supportively work together. Please read detailed program description below.

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Santa Clara Swim Club. Registration for the  Annual Group Program Integrating College Admission Prep with  Recruiting
Santa Clara Swim Club. Registration for the  Annual Group Program Integrating College Admission Prep with  Recruiting

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Santa Clara, 2625 Patricia Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95051, USA


About the Event


  • $1200 per swimmer, per year.
  • Payable to Diana by January 21st. Minimum of 8 swimmers.  Diana will expect swimmers and parents to sign a simple contract defining expectations and commitment responsibilities.

Who should attend?

  • Highly motivated and dedicated  swimmers who aspire to swim in college and will value working collaboratively and supporting their teammates.
  • Swimmers who are able to meet deadlines and work independently
  • The Core curriculum is for 10th graders.
  • 9th graders can join in and will have additional assignments as 10th graders.
  • 11th graders can continue and will be supported, but Juniors are expected to have started as 10th graders. Recruiting will be more effective if preparations begin in the spring of 10th grade. In this first group we will support all 11th graders to get underway with recruiting.  in the spring.

What will we learn?

  • Diana will lead swimmers through  the most important  topics and assignments  laid out in the  PRIDE Process for Aspiring College Swimmers. This document was distributed at the December. 16th presentation.
  • This is a curriculum based program with a series of assignments which build upon the last assignment. Thus swimmers will not be able to join the annual program after our first meeting. The basic curriculum will be repeated each year but  there will be plenty of new assignments for swimmers in their 2nd or maybe even 3rd year.
  • Each Lesson will include a presentation, an assignment to be completed over the month along with readings, video materials, examples and much more.  Each meeting will include the sharing and discussion of previous assignments.
  • Swimmers will be responsible for using the materials, readings, videos and completing assignments each month. Information and assignments build upon one another. Failing to complete assignments will mean the swimmer is not prepared for next steps

Dates & Location

  • Meetings will  be held every 4-6 weeks, in 9- 11 lessons (exact calendar to be confirmed) . The scope of the program will remain the same regardless of the number of meetings. Dates might change because of meet schedule. Some meetings will be held by group zoom 
  • February 10th  10-11:30am in person at SCSC
  • March 9th 10-11:30am in person SCSC
  • April 20th: 10-11:30 in person SCSC
  • May 18th: 10-11:30 in person SCSC or ZOOM
  • Subsequent dates will be determined by Coach Kevin and Diana after considering the team competition calendar. 
  • June: Date to be determined
  • July: Two  meetings. Dates to be determined
  • August: date to be determined
  • September: date to be determined.
  • October: Date  to be determined
  • November: date to be determined

Who is leading the program?

Diana Daymond is a graduate of Berkeley and MIT. She is a professional college counselor who coaches students with all interests but has deep experience and expertise in comprehensively guiding athletes through college recruiting and the application process. Diana was an NCAA Division One swimmer and competed in Olympic Trials. Both of her children were college swimmers. . For over 10 years, Diana has advised dozens of swimmers and athletes in many sports to prepare for and successfully navigate the very challenging and quickly changing college recruiting and admission process.   In addition to recruiting,  Diana specializes in counseling students into highly selective colleges and in  writing effective college essays.  Essays are a crucial component for applications even for recruited athletes.

In the past three years  Diana's students have been actively recruited at these colleges and many more:  Berkeley, UCSB, UCSD, Stanford, USC, UOP, University of San Diego, Cal Poly , Texas,  Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, MIT, Johns Hopkins, Williams, Amherst, Univ. of Chicago,  AIr Force Academy, Naval Academy, Bates, Bowdoin, Wellesley,  NYU, Boston University, Seattle Univ, Trinity, Occidental, Pomona, Chapman, Scripps, Swarthmore  etc...

More information about Diana and her comprehense work with students can be found at:

Important Additional Information:

  • This Santa Clara  Swim Team  program is an abbreviated group version of Diana’s very individualized and highly personal comprehensive program with swimmers which is significantly more expensive.
  • This  Santa Clara Swim Team program does not include college application support, review or essay writing. However,  the application process and essays topics will be introduced and discussed.
  • Participants  should be self motivated. Diana will not be sending assignment reminders or individually reviewing work. Materials, spreadsheets, coach email drafts etc. will be discussed and reviewed in monthly group meetings.
  • If your swimmer prefers highly individualized attention, needs support to complete tasks on time  and is looking for counseling with applications and college essays please consider Diana's Individual Comprehensive College and Recruiting Counseling program.
  • Diana does not guarantee or promise a particular recruiting outcome or admission decision although all swimmers will be more knowledgeable, better prepared and more impressive proactive recruits.
  • This is a program for swimmers and not parents. The presence of parents in the meetings will inhibit swimmer discussions and diminish the likelihood of swimmers taking their own responsibility for the recruiting process.  Parents will receive email meeting reports which share  general information about the discussion topic and assignments.
  • If there is interest, Diana is happy to create a separate parent program with parent meetings and their own set of readings and assignments. This program would meet 4 times a year and cost $500 per family. Like the swimmer’s program, it would follow a curriculum, and require 8 families to enroll.

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