SPRINGBOARD DIVE TEAM 

To participate in the DGSRC Dolphin Dive Team, your child must be at least eight years old (as of June 1) and MUST have taken previous dive lessons or be comfortable doing forward and backward dives without a coach’s spot.  Children should also be comfortable swimming in deeper water and be able to swim two lengths of the lower pool safely.  Children without previous diving experience should sign up for lessons and can be referred to the dive team if spots are available and they advance quickly.  There will be a tryout for the dive team, where your child will demonstrate their abilities.

Divers can compete dives from the five core categories of dives, which include forward, back, reverse, inward, and twist dives.  Each category builds from basic dives to adding the rotation of flips in each direction.

The DGSRC Dolphin Dive Team participates in meets in a round-robin circuit with other teams in the Inter Suburban Dive Conference. The meets typically last around 1-2 hours, depending on the number of participants, and will all take place on Wednesday nights.

Please note that all participants must be eight years old by June 1, 2024.  No exceptions.

Dive Team Tryouts:

  • Tryouts will be held on Monday, June 3rd, from 6:00 to 7:30 (divers do not have to stay the whole time). Those who have not taken dive lessons previously must come to make sure they can enter the water head first. Anyone unable to make it at this time will need to schedule a separate tryout by emailing dgsrcdiving@gmail.com.
  • The season will begin on Tuesday, June 4th.  Dive Team practices are from 10:15AM – 11:15AM and 11:15AM – 12:15PM.
  • Parent info meeting will be held before Memorial Day.

Conference Requirements: Dive and Number Diving Order

10 & Under:  
Forward Dive 101 1
Optional Dive 2
Optional Dive 3

11-12
Forward Dive 101 1
Back Dive 201 2
Optional Dive 3
Optional Dive 4

13-14
Forward Voluntary 1
Back Voluntary 2
Optional Dive 3
Optional Dive 4
Optional Dive 5

15-18
Forward Voluntary 1
Back Voluntary 2
Twister Voluntary 3
Optional Dive 4
Optional Dive 5
Optional Dive 6

Team Practice Times:

  • 10:15- 11:15 Monday-Friday – Max 15
  • 11:15- 12:15 Monday- Friday – Max 15

Dive Lesson Times:

Dive lessons are not based upon age BUT all divers must be:

  • Eight years old by June 1, 2024
  • Able to pass a swim test
  • Able to enter the water head first
  • Accompanied by a parent or guardian during the lesson time

JUNE SESSION DATES:

  • June 10
  • June 17
  • June 24

JULY SESSION DATES:

  • July 8
  • July 15
  • July 22
  • *Depending on enrollment, may offer a class the week of July 29

 

Please note that all participants must be eight years old by June 1, 2024.  No exceptions.

  • 9:15-9:45- Monday- Thursday (Friday Rain Date) – Max 7 Mixed Ability
  • 9:45-10:15- Monday- Thursday (Friday Rain Date) –  Max 7 Mixed Ability

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