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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!

2020 Summer Session

Our Summer Session is SOLD OUT!! Our Fall Session is expected to start the Week of August 17 and will run through November 1. Please check back for registration details 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the Fall Session. We often sell out quickly, so register as soon as it opens. :)

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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!

TASK: Absences / College Bound

By Christine Keating 07/13/2020, 1:15pm EDT

Hi everyone,

Please report all absences as far in advance as you can directly to me (text 330.261.2186) so that I may have the opportunity to extend the opportunity to divers to sign up for an extra drop-in practice if possible for those interested in extra practices.

In addition, if you are a graduated senior or alumni that will be leaving for college, please let me know asap so 1) she can stop your auto-pay appropriately and 2) she knows where spots might be available for extra drop-in practices for those interested in extra practices.

We are thrilled to be sold out, but have a lot of divers still trying to get practices in whenever we can fit them into extra practices.

Thank you so much for your help!
Christine

PRIVATE Trampoline Lessons Available!

By Christine Keating 07/07/2020, 11:15am EDT

PRIVATE Trampoline Lessons are available by Coach Curtis. You will need to contact him directly to schedule, pay and sign his waivers. You will need to provide your own trampoline. Coach Curtis is providing this service independent of American Flyers Diving so all questions should be directed to him.

Coach Curtis can be contacted by text 330.495.5788 or by email curtisaroden@gmail.com.

Thank you!
Christine

REGISTRATION/PAY REQUIRED: Dryland with David Boudia & Friends

By Christine Keating 06/14/2020, 12:00pm EDT

Thank you to those that joined Steele Johnson this last week for the Zoom Development Class hosted by David Boudia! He's been blown away at how hungry you all are to keep in shape, learn more and get better. 

You will not want to miss this week's class! Kassidy Cook is a 2016 Olympian + Stanford Grad with an incredible story of overcoming injury and heartbreak during her career. On top of that, she knows how to work hard in order to reach her goals! 

Cost: $10
The class will last for 1 hour

+Warm-up
+Core Blast
+Leg Blast
+Core Blast Part 2
+Stretching Routine
+Chat: Striving to reach your goals when they seem impossible & Q+A

Because of Kassidy’s training and work schedule, we will have the class, Wednesday, June 17th @ 5PM ET - See link below to register. YOU MUST REGISTER AND PAY MORE THAN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE CLASS!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf27a6XHkHRfzh-s53enyS-wEv4KKn185jt91uDo_onOONhmg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Make sure you note your diver's name on the Paypal payment note so that it can be properly matched up.

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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!

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Countdown!

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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.