Groups

Beginner diving Classes

Learn to Dive

No prior diving experience is necessary for Learn to Dive. 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 (5 years with approval)

diving 2

The Diving 2 class is for divers ages 6-12 who have completed the Learn to Dive Program. There are five basic dives that are taught in the lessons group. Novice 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

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. Lessons 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

 

 

Sparks

Sparks is for divers who have completed the Lessons 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

 

National level Diving 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

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 

 

ELITE

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