Summer Diving Clinic July 1-5, July 8-12 2019

Diving Clinic 2019

National Level Coaches - 2 One Meter Springboards - 2 Three Meter Springboards - 3 High Performance Trampolines - 2 Dryboards - 3 Spotting Rigs - 8 Spotting Belts 6 Hours of Daily Training - Bubbler - 4 Video Playback Sets


Head Coach Cliff Devries is a two time Diving All-American with over 20 years of diving coaching experience. As a diver Cliff was a two-time NYS Section V Champion and Empire State Games Champion. He attended the University of Kentucky where he dove at the Division I Level. He has had 5 Age-group National Champions, ten NCAA Conference Champions and has been named The Upper New York State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2015. He is currently the CEO of the PDCA. Cliff loves to work with all age groups and ability levels. He holds a degree in Business Administration, Accounting from RIT and passed the CPA Exam in 2003. Cliff is a cancer survivor and is active in his recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Assistant coaches from Upstate NY Diving will be helping Cliff run a safe, fun and productive clinic.

Clinic Goals

Program Objectives The primary goal of this clinic is for divers to improve their diving skills. It will help educate, motivate and encourage diver’s progress in the sport. Divers are taught in a structured and enjoyable environment that emphasizes goal setting and individual improvement. The clinic utilizes dryboards, trampoline and instant replay video. Participants will also receive instruction in: conditioning, nutrition, mental preparation for competition, meet strategy and goal setting. Participants will be broken into smaller groups based upon age and ability, which will allow for individualized instruction. The Upstate NY Diving clinic provides an excellent training session for all levels of competitive divers and a fun-filled week with friends.

RIT Pool

The Gordon Field House and Activities Center at RIT is the $55 million complex where the Judson Pool is located. The pool is, quite simply, the best diving facility in the greater Rochester area. Complete with two 3 Meter, two 1 Meter boards on concrete stands, and a 20 person hot tub, the pool has a bubbler system for learning new dives, and 2 digital replay systems for instant visual feedback for every dive.

Upstate Diving Dryland Facility

The Upstate Diving Dryland Facility is the only complete dryland facility in New York State. It is the single most effective training tool available for divers. Divers will train on 2 dryboards, with instant feedback from the mounted TiVo stations. Divers love our 2 high performance trampolines with overhead spotting rigs and belts. Advanced Divers AM clinic is held at the dryland facility. Dryland Address: 305 Commerce Dr, #6 Rochester NY 14623

Times & Lunch

Advanced divers should be dropped at dryland at 8:45 am and be picked up at 12 noon and brought to the pool for Lunch and afternoon practice. Divers need to be picked up from the pool at 4:30 pm each day. Beginner divers should be dropped at the pool at 1:15 pm and picked up at 4:30 pm. (Dryland Facility on Wednesday July 18) The clinic does not provide food. Each diver participating in the Advanced clinic should bring their own bag lunch. (The RIT pool is closed on July 4 – There will be no pool session on July 4 for the afternoon practice for the Clinic)

Registration & Insurance

Registration is now online at There is no longer a mail-in registration. Divers who register before June 15, 2018 will receive a free clinic T-shirt. After receipt of your registration, enrolled divers will receive an email confirmation. All Upstate Diving camp participants must be registered in 2019 with AAU Diving for insurance purposes. If you are already a member of AAU Diving please place your number in the space provided. If you are not a member, visit and click on Membership and register for a “New Athlete Membership.” The cost is $14.00. All participants MUST be registered with AAU Diving. This is separate insurance from your personal insurance.

Beginner Group Requirements

Beginner Diver Requirements Beginner Clinic is open to children ages 6 and older who can swim 25 yards and are comfortable in the deep end. No diving experience is necessary.

Advanced Group Requirements

Advanced divers must be over 12 years old (or on Upstate) and able to complete 101, 201, 301 and 401 on 1 meter.

Registration Information

Please register at:

The Upstate Diving Registration Page

There is no longer mail-in registration

Refund policy

Any cancellation before June 15 will receive all funds except a $50 dollar handling fee.

Any cancellation after June 15 will receive all funds except a $100 dollar handling fee.

There will be no refunds for any cancellation after check-in.

2019 Clinic Weeks and Prices


Week 1

July 1-5          Advanced      Full Day 9:00 am – 4:30 pm            $420 ($520 after June 15)

 (There is no afternoon diving session on July 4)

July 1-5          Beginner        1:30 pm – 4:30 pm                          $120 ($170 after June 15)

(There is no afternoon diving session on July 4)

Week 2

July 8-12        Advanced      Full Day 9:00 am – 4:30 pm            $465 ($565 after June 15)

July 8-12        Beginner        1:30 pm – 4:30 pm                          $150 ($200 after June 15)

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