Thank you for visiting LookForIt.com. As a high school swimmer, you are probably thinking about the possibility of swimming in college. If you’ve started to do any research on colleges, you know that it can be a very time consuming process – visiting college websites, verifying that each college has a swim team, checking recent swim times to see if you could be competitive, filling out recruiting profiles, and sending your swim times to colleges of interest.
We think we have a better way to help you manage and evaluate your swimming performance, and make the college search process much easier.
BEST OF ALL – LOOKFORIT IS FREE !
Here’s how it works. You will enter your best times in each swim event. Your times are then compared against the times of the top swimmers at virtually all of the Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College swim teams. With one click of the mouse, you have access to a personalized dashboard which will display all the colleges where you might be the #1, #2, #3, or close to the #3 swimmer at a college based on your swim time in an event. We also provide direct links to the academic and swim websites of each college.
Here’s what the Athlete Dashboard looks like:
Colors indicate whether you could be the #1 (blue), #2 (red), #3 (silver), or close to the #3 swimmer (yellow) at each college. The times in each cell tell you what time you would have to achieve to move up one position at the college. The Strength Index gives you a feel for how strong you are in each event compared to other swimmers.
There are many other standard features within LookForIt:
graphical displays of the improvement in your swim times with comparisons to time standards (see the Progress Graph below)
athlete profile that describes information about you that is of interest to college coaches including contact information, GPA/ACT/SAT, etc
ability to categorize schools into Watch List, Visited, Committed and other categories, and record notes for each college
calculates your Strength Index for every event, provides a total swimmer Strength Index, and highlights your two best strokes
provides access to college and high school swimming research centers that have important information related to college eligibility, college rankings, high school state meet results, etc
links to the academic website and men’s and women’s swim web site of virtually every Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA college
links to College Scorecard which provides extensive academic, demographic, and cost information on each college
and many other features
Here’s what the Progress Graph feature looks like:
And if you are ready to go to the next level, you can upgrade to an Elite Membership for only $5 per month. With an Elite Membership, you will have access to even more features including:
Access to a short list of colleges you are most likely to attend based on our years of experience seeing colleges selected by swimmers with swim times and academic results like yours
The ability to send your times and profile information to college coaches with the click of a mouse. No more filling out the same information multiple times on multiple websites
The Elite Athlete Dashboard analyzes your swim times against a variety of standards like age group standards, A Cut and B Cut times for all college Divisions, Olympic Trial Cuts, and more
The Conference View analyzes your swim performance against the top finishers in your selection of college conference and/or division national championship meets. See where you would have placed in the most recent college competitions
The Quick Search re-sorts your dashboard for a single event to display by division and place where you might be competitive. It also allows you to enter a goal time to see how the list of colleges would change if your time were to improve
Preference selections that allow you to be even more selective about the colleges that appear on your dashboard, like selections by division, geographic location, undergraduate enrollment size, and more
Upload your photo for display on your dashboards and for coaches to view
Access to stroke improvement videos, our suggested reading library, and more!
You’ve found LookForIt – a site specialized to help high school athletes evaluate their swimming performance and find the right college. If you are a serious swimmer, you’ve come to the right place. We invite you to become amazed with the information that is now available at your fingertips.