This group is for advanced divers. Blaze divers are chosen to dive with group by the coaching staff. Divers in this group usually have substantial competitive diving experience on one-meter, and some competitive experience on three-meter. A FINA competition list of dives for one-meter is required for their age-group. Certain three-meter dives are required to attend Blaze practices.
This group is designed to prepare divers for National Level USA Diving Competition.To advance to the Blaze Group dive there are both objective and subjective diving criteria. The objective criteria for selection to the Blaze group are USA Diving competitive dive lists. This includes a full FINA voluntary and optional list on both one- and three-meter for their age-group. Dives must be performed at high level of competency. Subjective criteria involve adhering to the Upstate New York Diving principles of commitment, teamwork, and excellence. A high level of commitment to the sport must be demonstrated. Enthusiasm for diving, regular attendance, and a strong work ethic are important factors in the coaching staff's consideration for entrance to the Blaze Competition Team.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:00-8:00 pm RIT Pool
Tuesday, Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm Dryland
Sunday 3:00-5:00 pm Optional Platform University at Buffalo
($30 per practice)
$250 per month
$75 per month for 1 practice per week for HS Season