CollegeSwimming National and Conference Swimmers of the Week are selected each week. Selections are made from meet results submitted by Midnight EST each Monday. Selections are based on:
- The quality of performances (i.e. where do a swimmer's times rank vs. other swimmers' times);
- The number of events won;
- Whether a swimmers' team won or lost; and
- Frequency a swimmer has won the award in a given season.
CollegeSwimming names two Assistant-Coach-of-the-Year awards. Awards are made in two categories - Established/Career Assistant and Rising Assistant. Nomination procedures are published in April. Candidates are nominated by their head coach and current or past swimmer.
CollegeSwimming recognizes Mid-Major All-Americans each season. These swimmers and divers are selected from programs that are not affiliated with a power conference or award fewer than 50% of the maximum number of scholarships. These awards are recognized in April.
- First-Team All-Americans are selected for and participate in the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships
- Honorable Mention All-Americans are swimmers who have achieved individual NCAA 'B' Qualifying standards or divers who have participated in their respective NCAA Zone Qualification meet.
CollegeSwimming recognizes Preseason All-Americans Mid-Major All-Americans each season. These swimmers and divers are selected in September of each year. They are generally selected as the eight fastest new or returning individuals in each event. These selections are based on top times from the SwimCloud database.