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Beginner diving Classes

Learn to Dive

No prior diving experience is necessary. This class is designed for brand new divers. Perfect for children 6 and over who can swim in the deep end. 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 Lessons program with other divers in their age group.

Prerequisites 
Swim 15 yards in deep water. 
6 years or older

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

Price

$85 per month. Two Classes/week (1 dryland and 1 pool practice)

Intermediate Diving Classes

Lessons

Lessons group is for older divers who have completed the Learn to Dive Program. There are five basic dives that are taught in the lessons 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. 

Prerequisites
Complete Learn to Dive Program or
1 year prior competitive experience

Practice Times
Saturday 8:30-10:00 am RIT Pool
Saturday 10:30-12:00  noon Dryland

Price
$135 per month. Two Classes/week (1 dryland and 1 pool practice)

Sparks

Sparks 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 may compete at the novice level. After all level requirements are completed, the diver may be tested to move up to the Fire Group. 

Prerequisites
Complete Learn to Dive Program or
1 year prior competitive experience

Practice Times
Tuesday 4:45-5:45 pm Dryland Facility
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 pm RIT Pool

Thursday 4:45-5:45 pm Dryland Facility
Thursday 6:00-7:30 pm RIT Pool

Price
$125 per month.  Four Classes/week (2 dryland and 2 pool practices)

Competition Team

fire

This group is for Advanced divers. Divers in this group have competitive experience. Divers in the Fire group compete at the national level. Some of these requirements are: commitment to the sport of diving, work ethic, and positive attitude.

 

Prerequisites
FINA Competition Lists on 1m and 3m

2 Years Competitive Experience
Conditioning and Flexibility Test

1 Year Competition Team comittment and contract

Annual Competition Team Payment 

 

Practice Schedule

Monday 6:00-8:00 pm Dryland

Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm RIT Pool

Friday 6:00-8:00 pm RIT Pool
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. 

National level Diving Competition Team

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.

 

Prerequisites

FINA Competition Lists on 1m and 3m
Conditioning and Flexibility Test

1 Year Competition Team comittment and contract

Annual Competition Team Payment 

 

Practice Schedule

Monday 6:00-8:00 pm RIT Pool

Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm Dryland

Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm RIT Pool

Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm Dryland

Friday 6:00-8:00 pm RIT Pool

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

Price

$275 per month.

ELITE

The Elite group is for highest level divers competing for spots at the Olympic Trials.

Practice schedule
Monday –Wednesday – Friday 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Dryland
Monday – Friday 5:30-7:30pm 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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