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American Flyers Diving

American Flyers Diving is a year-round age group springboard and platform diving club designed to teach and develop athletes from novice to the highest ELITE level. The American Flyers diving team has been an official team member of United States Diving since 1995.

Message from the Flyers

Our ultimate goal is to teach kids how to dive, how to be competitive, and still have fun. We strive to make a positive experience out of learning something new. Diving is very much an individual effort and every person has a different mental and emotional way of learning. With positive motivation and safe skill development, diving can be a great way to achieve both physical and mental confidence. As a club, each individual learns to contribute to the success of the team, building a sense of camaraderie and accomplishment. These are all skills which we believe are useful in life as well.

American Flyers Diving Diving Training Methodology

The American Flyers Diving Club utilizes 3 physical training approaches. The first is the most obvious – diving boards and water. The second is visual training. This includes a digital video system to record and play back each dive on a delay so each athlete can see their last dive as they exit the water. The third, and one of the most important, is less obvious – dry land training. This includes a “dry board,” trampoline (both with overhead spotting rigs), and a workout area.

Dry land training is a key element in the progression of safe skill development for diving. This allows a diver to perform the skills at a basic level and master key body positions before progressing to more difficult skills. Correct form and increased repetition aids in a better foundation for muscle memory which are of great importance to any activity. The process of building muscle memory can be greatly sped up with dry land work. During dry land training, a diver will get through many more repetitions in much less time than they will in the water. This, in turn, maximizes practice time. Another great reward that this type of training can provide for divers is a heightened level of confidence in a shorter amount of time.

 


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AFD Team Suits

Allow TWO weeks for your order to be processed as suits are handmade.

Order AFD Team Jackets/Dive Bags Here!

You are welcome to order individually anytime. Next bulk order will be placed March 1. Details to come closer to the date via "news" section of your app...

Become a Friend of AFD

If you don't like participating in multiple fundraisers for various projects annually then this is the option for you! Become a "Friend of American Flyers Diving" by making your optional contribution. Any denomination is appreciated!

Please share with your friends, family, or neighbors that might be interested in becoming a "Friend of American Flyers Diving." We can't continue with our nationally and internationally recognized success without your continued generosity and support!

Click below to show your support! Every dollar helps! #afdstrong

**May not be tax deductible, you would need to check with your accountant.**

Announcements, Updates & More!

AFD Dive Bag/Jacket Pick-up/Winter Fundraiser Orders (Payments) Due!

By Christine Keating 11/04/2019, 3:00pm EST

If you ordered an American Flyers Diving Bag or Jacket with the group bulk order due in early October, you can pick-up on Wednesday at Solon High School (SHS) from 6-8:30pm from Mrs. Keating.

The Winter Fundraiser Orders and Payments are also due at this time. Remember you can earn $$$ for your tuition account. Click here for an order form.

Yankee Candle online orders will continue until December 3. Click here for details on how to get started. All online orders ship directly to your buyers! So easy. You can earn $$$ for your tuition account with this fundraiser as well (approx 35% of your sales). The next opportunity for earning tuition $$$ after this one will not be until the Spring Holiday Candy Fundraiser, so don't miss out! 

REMINDER: Upcoming Meet - ODL Canton

By Christine Keating 10/26/2019, 1:15pm EDT

The Ohio Diving League (ODL) Meet @Canton on November 10, 2019 is coming soon!
 
This meet is for all skill levels and registration is required. If you are receiving this message, you are encouraged to participate. High School age CAN participate in this meet without harming high school eligibility. It is strongly encouraged so that you can get competition experience before the season starts. This will be the last one you can compete in until March due to the high school season. 8th Grade and younger (DEV) can do all the ODL meets.
 
After Canton, the ODLs will be in December (Toledo), January (Hudson), March (Youngstown) and May (Columbus.)
 
If you would like a team suit, you can order one here. Please allow TWO weeks for processing as they are all handmade. You will want to choose the "Primary" suit.
 
If you would like a team jacket or dive bag, you can order here. These are not guaranteed in time for the first meet at this point.
 
Click here to register for the Canton ODL meet. We will distribute your skill level and the event schedule by the end of Friday, November 8. The deadline to register for this meet is Sunday, November 3.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Thank you,
Christine

Current Fundraisers - Earn Tuition Money for your Account!

By Christine Keating 10/25/2019, 9:45am EDT

Two of our fundraisers are currently underway! These are great opportunities to earn dollars towards your tuition in January! This could come in handy after the expense of the holidays!
 
Just wanted to remind you that we are about halfway through the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. While the physical catalog orders are due by Wednesday, October 30 with payment (checks made to American Flyers Diving or cash), the online sales will continue on through Tuesday, December 3 (credit card payments accepted). You will get almost 35% of your sales profits for your January tuition! All online sales get shipped directly to your buyer so it is practically no work for you. Please click here for details on how to sell online. Many people will purchase candle products as gifts this time of year, so they may as well purchase from you and lower those dive costs!
 
The Holiday Plant fundraiser is also underway! You also will receive profits to your January tuition on this one as well. See details of profits on the order form by clicking here. The orders/payments (checks made to American Flyers Diving or cash) are due by Wednesday, November 6. The pickup date is Wednesday, December 4. The distributor is looking to schedule our delivery time based on volume, so if you have been selling please send me a quick text (330.261.2186) and say I've been selling for the Holiday Plant fundraiser! These profits add up quickly for your account. Many people are already purchasing poinsettias, pine roping, live wreaths and charms, so they may as well order from you and help lower your dive costs! I've been doing this fundraiser for years at the dance studio I also work for as my second job and it is very popular! Lots of repeat customers due to the quality of the product.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Thank you,
Christine

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DID YOU KNOW?

If you, your friends or family joined USA Diving with an Alumni/Fan membership for only $10 a year, that it directly benefits our team American Flyers Diving?

Please share with your friends and loved ones. Be sure that they choose Lake Erie for Association (between Iowa and Michigan in the drop down) and American Flyers Diving for the club!

This is an incredibly easy way to help support the diver in your life!

Click here to join!

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CONTACT US

Marc Head Coach/Owner

Marc Head Coach/Owner

Phone: 216.832.6073 (call/text)

Christine Manager

Christine Manager

Phone: 330.261.2186 (call/text)

Are you a lifeguard?

Please consider lifeguarding for AFD. We have shifts available at Solon High School (SHS) as well as University School (US). Sign up here!

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American Flyers Diving Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of American Flyers Diving?
Sponsored by Lonestar Swimwear

Lonestar Swimwear

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Fully customizable swimwear, hand-made in Austin, TX. Design your own suit today or purchase one pre-made in person from Mrs. Keating (AFD receives a portion of the proceeds!)

Please allow TWO weeks for processing as she handmakes all suits upon ordering! :)

Sponsored by Future Image Promotions

Future Image Promotions

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Logo Apparel, Merchandise and Design - Foster Family Owned and Giving Back to the Community with every order (including American Flyers Diving!) 
 
AFD Apparel is available for pre-order several times per year and will be communicated out via News in the Sports Engine app.
Sponsored by Aquatic Outfitters of Ohio

Aquatic Outfitters of Ohio

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Aquatic Outfitters of Ohio was established in November 2013 – the staff has been serving Northeast Ohio since 1994.  

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Sponsored by Captured Moments by Liz Roberto

Captured Moments by Liz Roberto

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Liz is AFD's National Team photographer. She offers a variety of traditional and non-traditional photography services in the Cleveland and broader Northeast Ohio area. Enjoys capturing clients' families in their natural element, and is willing to go wherever necessary to ensure that happens! Has a formal studio for family and individual photo sessions.