Swim Poll of the Week: 53% Disagree With CSCAA Request to Prohibit On Campus Recruiting Until Spring


This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Friday July 10, 2020, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: Do you agree with the CSCAA’s request to prohibit on-campus recruiting until March 2021?

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) is calling on the NCAA to limit recruiting in the upcoming year. In a letter to members of the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Experience Committee (SAEC) and Division I Council Coordination Committee (CCC), the association requested an extension of the current recruiting dead period until December and a prohibition on on-campus visits through March of 2021.

The request follows last week’s decision by the CCC to extend the dead period in all sports through July 31. In a release, Council chair M. Grace Calhoun, athletics director at Pennsylvania noted that the decision was made to allow “coaches to focus on the student-athletes who may be returning to campus:”

CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart explained that doing so would provide a measure of certainty to coaches, prospective student-athletes (PSA’s), and their parents during an unsettling time. The cancellation of college entrance exams and lack of Spring and Summer seasons coupled with the expansion of recruiting into swimmers and divers juniors years have placed coaches and PSA’s in the difficult position of trying to figure out where they fit academically and athletically.

“Taking this step would remove pressure, provide PSAs time to train and compete, and allow coaches some breathing room to address more pressing needs.”

But the question remains for the swim poll of the week: Do you agree with the CSCAA’s request to prohibit on-campus recruiting until March 2021?

We asked for the swim poll and you answered with…

Here are the swim poll answers:

Yes, be extra cautious – 47%

No, open it up in the fall – 53%




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