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Montgomery County Diving 

diver standing on towerYou probably already know that diving consists of a diver jumping from a springboard or platform and performing acrobatic maneuvers before plunging into water. Without question, diving is a fun but challenging sport. It takes a considerable amount of time and effort to become successful. We offer a range of classes that couple water workouts with dry land training, allowing divers to focus on building core strength and improving muscle development through various strength training routines, and prepare you to compete in meets. More information available at Montgomery Dive Club.

woman diving

AAU Developmental Group

This is an invitation only program designed to prepare athletes for AAU competition. Participants will train once a week in the water and once a week for dryland (a separate fee). Divers will learn excellent basics on 1 meter and 3 meter.

AAU National Team

This is an invitation only program designed to prepare athletes for AAU and collegiate competition. Participants will train for and compete in AAU Diving meets around the area. Our goal will be to qualify for the AAU National Championships each summer.

Diving National Team

This is an invitation only program designed to prepare athletes for USA DIVING and collegiate competition. This is a year-round program focused on the highest levels of personal and team achievement.

USAD Developmental Group

This is an invitation only program designed for young, highly talented athletes who aspire to compete at the highest levels in USA Diving competition. Participants train twice a week in the water and twice a week in dryland (a separate fee).

divers preparing on tower

Level 1: Human Springs

This 45-minute class is designed for absolute beginners, or kids who might like a shorter class format. Participants must be comfortable swimming in deep water and can dive in head-first.

Level 2: Human Springs

This is where the majority of our divers sign up. These 90-minute classes are great for kids with some experience in summer diving, trampoline, gymnastics or dance. This class is appropriate for kids who cannot yet perform an inward dive or a 1½.

Level 3: Human Springs

These 90-minute classes are for kids with past diving experience from summer diving or Level 2. This class is appropriate for kids who can already perform an inward dive and a front 1½.

Springs Diving Team - Homeschool Edition

This class is appropriate for Level 2 and 3 divers who are homeschooled.

High School Diving

Our High School group is perfect for divers interested in trying out for their High School diving team, or who want to improve their performance at Metro, Regional, and State Championship Meets. Primary focus is on one meter springboard, but other equipment is used to build skills.

Masters Diving

It’s never too late to learn to dive. For adults who want to see what it’s all about, or for former competitive divers who aren’t quite ready to hang up the speedo.

Dive Tower Evaluations
 
Evaluations are available for USA and AAU Diving divers to use the 10 meter platforms in Montgomery County Recreation facilities. Divers will be evaluated by Gerard Dunn, Chairman US Masters Diving. Mr Dunn is a respected and well qualified evaluator. Divers will receive information regarding diving safety and they will need to perform line-ups and dives to demonstrate their ability.  

Divers must be registered with USA or AAU Diving. Verification of Diver, Coach and Club registration with USA or AAU Diving must be provided. Two day advanced registration is required. 
Evaluations will be held on Saturday, once a month, between 4 - 5 p.m.
Go to www.activemontgomery.org to register for evaluation. 
Cost for evaluation is $50.
 
Once approved, diver names will be added into the entry system and will pay daily admission rates to use the platforms. 

Platforms will be available at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center on Saturdays from 4 - 5 pm and at Germantown Indoor Swim Center on Sundays from 3 - 4 pm.  
Check for facility closings on  www.mocorec.com or by phone before visiting facility.



Diving is one of the original "extreme sports" and gives a great adrenaline rush. All competitive diving is done from springboards set at one meter (3.3ft) and 3 meter (9.8ft) above the surface of the water. Did you know that diving provides excellent all-around exercise and competitive divers are often is great physical condition?

Health benefits of diving include:

  • Great exercise for strengthening upper body strength, notably arm muscles.
  • Develops cardiovascular system, with the heart and lungs pumping oxygen round the blood stream.
  • Improves agility and flexibility.
  • Refreshes and focuses the mind from everyday distractions.
  • Tones muscles and betters posture.
 
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