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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.


Fall Registration Is Open!

Fall Session is August 23-October 24. As many of you know, our registrations often sell out in minutes / hours, so if days times and locations are important to you, then you will want to register ASAP.

The RWB program (which is by invite only) is being revamped to a block scheduling program. We will be telling you the days times and locations that each RWB team must attend. 

We will continue to offer Drop Ins beginning the 2nd week of Fall Session. Drop In Registrations are usually posted by late afternoon Mondays. Yes, this means if you are looking for a Monday Drop In, you might not know if you got the Drop In practice until the same day a couple hours before.

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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! These contributions help us continuously improve our facilities, equipment and continuing the coaches education. #afdstrong

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

Announcements, Updates & More!

DROP IN Registration for September 16-30 is Now Open!

By Christine Keating 09/15/2021, 7:30pm EDT

DROP IN Registration for September 16-30 is Now Open and can be accessed at main page.

MANDATORY: Masks at Akron

By Christine Keating 09/15/2021, 4:30pm EDT

Please make sure you have carefully reviewed the protocol for each location prior to attending so that you are following the rules and not jeopardizing our ability to have practice at the locations that have allowed us in. All of this information was included on Fall Registration. It can also be found at


We are having issues at Akron with Divers showing up with no mask! The front desk has told us that its been an issue and there's been complaints. We have informed all of you several times about this. If a diver shows up without a mask, they are no longer going to let them in the building. Please plan accordingly.

Parking Closures this week for Home Football Opener

By Christine Keating 09/10/2021, 9:30am EDT

Parking updates through September 13th 

  • Lot 10 the eastern row of parking spaces along Spicer Street and the southern row of parking spaces along Vine Street within Lot 10 will be closed at 11p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7th, 2021, for two weeks through the conclusion of the UA football game vs Bryant on Saturday, Sept. 18th
  • The western row of spaces along the track in Lot 6 will be closed at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8th, through the conclusion of the UA football game vs Temple on Saturday, Sept. 11th.  (Once TV truck spaces are taken on Thursday, the rest of the row will be open until Saturday 9/11).
  • Lot 6Lot 8Lot 9Lot 10Lot 15, and Vine Street will be closed on Friday, September 10thth at 11 p.m. through the conclusion of the Zips vs Temple football game at the InfoCision Stadium, on Saturday, September 11th. All vehicles must vacate the posted area by 11 p.m. on Friday, September 10th or face towing at owners' expense. Alternate parking will be available in Lot 1 – East Campus Deck, or Lot 36 – South Campus Deck.


When in doubt if someone asks, send to Lot 1- East Campus Parking Deck. Thank you!



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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Marc Head Coach/Owner

Marc Head Coach/Owner

Phone: 216.832.6073 (call/text)

Christine Manager

Christine Manager

Phone: 330.261.2186 (call/text)

American Flyers Diving Sponsors

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

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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

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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.