Email coaches time updates from your spring taper meet to show progress and continue to show your interest in their program. Your present best times should be at the team’s standard or at most 1-2% off if you can show consistent progress moving towards the goal year over year.

Things To Watch Out For

Make sure that you show your progress so college recruiters can see that you are steadily dropping times, especially if your times do not currently match their team. If you still do not meet the standard, the coaching staff will usually tell you to let them know when you have met their standards. You will be on their radar but they will not be actively recruiting you at this point. Make sure that you have backup schools if your times do not drop to the required level but let them know immediately if you do reach their standards and you are still interested in their program.