Building on the success of our Try-It program last year, the Aquarians are offering a fully competitive dive program for the 2018 summer season. There will be three dive practices per week, which will include 15 minutes of dryland training and 1 hour in the dive tank.
All divers must be comfortable swimming in the deep end and putting their head underwater without goggles. Each diver will progress at their own pace from the easiest dives (jumping off the board cleanly) to the more advanced dives (somersaults and twists).
All divers are eligible to attend club meets. Divers will first compete in the ‘Summer’ category, generally doing front and back jumps and front fall-ins. Once they are able to do more advanced dives, divers progress to the ‘Competitive’ category. Divers must compete at one club meet to qualify to compete at Regionals (open to both Summer and Competitive divers). The top 3 divers in each age category qualify to compete at Provincials.
There are generally four club meets per season, hosted by the Coquitlam Sharks, North Vancouver Cruisers, Abbotsford Whalers, and our home meet. Diving Regionals will be held on August 2nd at City Centre Aquatic Complex in Coquitlam, and Provincials August 14-16 in Surrey.
Diving is a sport where physical contact between coaches and divers is necessary to physically manipulate and shape the divers bodies in order for drivers to make certain corrections to their dives. If you foresee any possible problems with physical contact being made with your athlete, please talk to the coach.
Key things to remember:
- Please bring the following to every practice: T-shirt/shorts or sweatpants for dryland, running shoes (dryland may include running), 2 towels and/or shammy, water bottle
- On colder days, divers can wear shorty wetsuits to practice and should bring extra towels
- Planning practices for 2 divers are very different from planning practices for 10 divers, so if you know ahead of time that you will be missing practice, please let the coach know as soon as you can
- Please don’t be late to practice! Practices will start on time, and if you are late, it is disruptive to the group. If you know you will be late due to other commitments, please let the coach know ahead of time.