JenneinCA Posted March 13, 2016 Share Posted March 13, 2016 This is a very hypothetical situation but if it is going to be a problem I need to be prepared sooner rather than later. Ds11 enjoys swimming. He is currently swimming with a year round swim team and having a great time. He is in the group below the kids that are making A and AA and B and BB times. He is not producing competitive times at all. He is getting stronger and better but is not motivated enough to swim super hard or super fast. He is mostly an 11 year old boy that likes the water and the friends and his swim coach. Here is the problem. Big brother started community college this year at the age of 14 and is being successful and doing well. I completely expect that ds11 will be ready in a few years to do the same thing. That is, he will very likely go to the local community college very young. This community college does not have a pool or a swim team. There is no way he could swim for this school. He would most likely continue swimming with his current swim club in whatever group he gets placed in. They have several levels for kids that range from possibly going to Olympic trials to swimming mostly for fitness and fun. Even for the high school age kids. So I don't think he will want to do division 1 swimming and at this point he is not capable of division 1 swimming. But if he suddenly decides that swimming is super important and that he wants to swim fast and swim division 1 what effect will starting community college early have on his eligibility? Sorry for the long question. I don't know how to come up with a shorter way to explain. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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