Learn to Dive

The Learn to Dive program is perfect for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 who can swim in the deep end. No prior diving experience is necessary. This class is designed for brand new divers. Learn to Dive students get two 45 min classes each week from our award winning coaches in our state-of-the-art training facilities. Do you have a child that likes to run, jump, flip and loves the water?  Come dive with us!
Sessions for LTD run monthly. Each session is 1 month beginning on the first of the month. Divers typically take about 1 year to advance to the embers group with younger divers taking about 18 months. Our LTD classes focus on fun, safe basic skills. The skills we teach in the LTD class are a forward approach, hurdle and takeoff, a back press and a forward entry. For Divers 13 and over we recommend starting in our Sparks program with other divers in their age group.

Practice Schedule
Class 1
Friday 6:00-6:45 pm Dryland
Saturday 8:30-9:15 am RIT Pool

 

Class 2
Friday 6:45-7:30 pm Dryland
Saturday 9:15-10:00 am RIT Pool

Class 3
Tuesday 6:00-6:45 pm RIT Pool

Thursday 6:00-6:45 pm Dryland

Embers

Embers group is for younger divers who have completed the Learn to Dive Program. There are five basic dives that are taught in the Embers group. Embers divers may compete at the novice level. After all level requirements are completed, the diver may be tested to move up to the Sparks Group. 

 

Practice Times

Saturday 8:30-10:00 am RIT Pool

Saturday 10:30-12:00  noon Dryland

Price

$100 per month 2 Classes/week (1 dryland and 1 pool practice)

 

Sparks

The Sparks group is for divers who have completed the Learn to Dive Program. There are five basic dives that are taught in the Sparks group. Sparks divers are allowed to compete at the novice level. After all level requirements are completed, the diver may be tested to move up to the Fire Group. 

 

Practice Times

Tuesday & Thursday 4:45-5:45 pm Dryland

Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:30 pm RIT Pool

 

Price

$125 per month 4 Classes/week (All 4 Sparks Practices)

Fire

This group is for intermediate divers. Divers in this group have competitive experience. All basic optional dives on both one- and three-meter are taught at this level. Somersaulting and twisting optionals are also taught with emphasis correct mechanics and safety. Divers in the Fire group are given the instruction necessary to advance to the Blaze group. In order to advance to the Blaze group, a FINA competition list of dives for one-meter is required for their age-group. A set of dives on three-meter is required for advancement. Any member of the coaching staff will be able to provide the list of required dives for FINA age-group competition. In addition to the specific dives, other subjective requirements are also necessary to advance to the Blaze group. Some of these requirements are: commitment to the sport of diving, work ethic, and positive attitude. 

 

 

Practice Schedule

Wednesday & Friday 6:00-8:00 pm RIT Pool
Monday 6:00-8:00 pm Dryland
Saturday 10:30-12:00 pm Dryland

Sunday 3:00-5:00 pm Optional Platform University at Buffalo 
($30 per practice)

 

 

Price 

$185 per month

Blaze

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 and three-meter is required for their age-group.  

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. 

 

 

Practice Schedule

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)

Price

$275 per month

Elite

Te Elite Level is for our National Level Divers

Practice Schedule

Monday – Friday 4:30-4:45 pm Dryland

Monday – Friday 6:00-8:00 pm RIT Pool

Price
$375 per month

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available by appointment for all Upstate Divers. They are available for individuals or for small groups of 2-4 divers. You may sign up with any member of the coaching staff. The cost is $100 per hour and may be done at the RIT pool or in Dryland.  Beltwork may be done on trampoline or Dryboard. Up to 4 divers may participate in a private lesson. Email manager@upstatediving.com

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