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Diana's consulting service had a huge, positive impact on our family's goal of gaining admission to a top US college for our son.  Her dedicated mentoring and constant guidance during his sophomore and junior years of high school enabled our family to focus our efforts, and helped our son achieve the academic and athletic credentials that led to his acceptance as a recruited athlete at Stanford.  Looking back, as parents, a dozen years later, easily the best investment we could have possibly made on behalf of our child's future success.


Arlo & Yuko Brown

Tokyo, Japan and Portland, Oregon  



“Diana has been advising TERA swimmers for the past 15 years on their college admissions goals and has reached an incredible amount of success with all levels of TERA swimmers. Diana was an National level swimmer here locally and I have relied on Diana’s expertise to help guide TERA parents and swimmers through a very complex recruiting and admissions process. Her approach is comprehensive and covers all facets of recruiting, admissions, test prep and even essay guidance. She has helped many TERA swimmers gain admissions to some of the most prestigious Colleges and Universities in the US, including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Chicago, UCLA, Johns Hopkins among many others. If you are a serious college bound swimmer, working with Diana can help you reach your college admissions goals with less stress and in an organized, targeted and methodical fashion.”


Ray Mitchell, Director

Terrapins Swim Team

Concord, CA 

Diana advised our daughter with her college admissions process. Diana first met our daughter when she was an elementary school swimmer, and we stayed in touch over the years. From my daughter’s sophomore year Diana started working with us on to explore college recruiting and best fit colleges. Diana played an important part in this process, opening up our eyes to small highly-selective liberal arts colleges, including women’s colleges that we wouldn’t otherwise have considered. When COVID threw a wrench in our plans for college visits etc, Diana was quick to suggest a recovery plan, having gone through a similar experience with SARS. We were able to get in a visit just before the world went into lockdown, then she made the best use of the time with online projects that helped lay the foundation for essays, she coached my daughter for Zoom interviews and helped with emails to coaches and admissions officers. Thanks to her support and advice, my daughter was admitted to Wellesley and is excited to commit

Jonathan Kushner

Tokyo, Japan

“Diana Daymond was instrumental in our fully understanding the college recruiting process and how important it was to have a clearing thought out academic, swimming and SAT test strategy at the end of one’s freshman year. She provided us with her own family’s first hand experiences in getting her children into Princeton and Wellesley and emphasized the importance of an overseas swimmer (in our case based in Hong Kong) developing a strong relationship with a USA based swim coach and competing in USA Swimming competitions during the summer months. Without Diana’s continual guidance over several years and timely follow up emails, we may have missed the tremendous opportunity that our daughter achieved in being first granted a coveted Likely Letter and then Admission to Harvard.”

 James and Yuni Robinson:   (Parents of a Hong Kong Swimmer)

"Without Diana Daymond's help I would have never been able to make my dream of attending an Ivy League school come true. I did not realize the potential I had with swimming and what benefits I could gain by using my ability. I was completely lost on how the college recruiting process worked, but with Diana's help and guidance, I managed to successfully be recruited by Harvard University. I absolutely love it here and I owe so much to her. Her own son having gone through the process, Diana is extremely experienced in college recruiting and knows the "inside stuff" that you would never find from a book. I highly recommend that people take advantage of her expertise in order to greatly increase their chances of being accepted by the school of their choice. It personally was an extremely gratifying feeling to know that I had a secure spot in a university long before other students in my year did."

Hong Kong Swimmer: Harvard University

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