Jim Wilson | Head Coach | Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving | Dartmouth College

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

Academic credentials are most important for our prospects. Admissions will only consider high school students with high caliber academics. The ability to succeed both in and out of the water is important too. Athletic performance is next, keeping in mind the specific needs of the team.

Could you give an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

A former team member who was an All-Ivy performer and is now a teaching doctor at the UCLA Medical Center. Not only was he a great competitor, but when graduating was accepted to all 17 medical schools where he applied.