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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.

 


Registrations Happening Now!

DROP IN Practices are added on Monday afternoons when available. 

Fall Registration will take place approximately one week prior to the session beginning which will be approximately August 16 with a Fall Session Start Date expected of August 23 running through October 24.


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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, however, individual orders are not guaranteed to be delivered in time for a specific meet. Next bulk order will be done in Fall 2020.

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 Has Been Updated!

By Christine Keating 07/26/2021, 4:15pm EDT

DROP INs have been posted for this week • REMEMBER check back often for additional spot openings that may become available • NEW Dates open on Monday afternoons • REGISTER for DROP INs at americanflyersdiving.com

PORTOCOLS that are MANDATORY for CSU Practices

By Christine Keating 07/16/2021, 5:45pm EDT

Divers must enter from the hallway at the basement level (next to the freight elevator). After this weekend (not during this weekend,) they will program the locker room to be open and divers should enter from there. THERE ARE TO BE NO PARENTS IN THE STANDS OR ON THE POOL DECK, ONLY ATHLETES AND COACHES.

If your divers is vaccinated there are no COVID restrictions. If your diver is NOT vaccinated, then a mask must be worn entering the building and kept on until practice begins. 

Parents, it does not matter if you are vaccinated, you are still not allowed into practice as a spectator. Please don't ask.

Thank you! :)

CHANGE: Monday 7/19 AR Practice

By Christine Keating 07/15/2021, 6:15pm EDT

Due to the Travel Team and many of coaches being at AAU Diving Nationals next week, Monday 7/19 at AR (Solon) is being re-routed to US (Hunting Valley). For specific details about this location, please visit: www.americanflyersdiving.com/facilities

DEV will be 5pm-6pm at US on Monday 7/19

INT will be 5pm-6:30pm at US on Monday 7/19

If you are unable to make it to US on Monday 7/19, please email afdtravelteam@gmail.com for an alternate option.

Thank you for your understanding! :)

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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)


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.  

Click link to order your AFD dive bag and jacket!

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.