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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!

Summer Session Registration will open for packages June 8 at 1pm. Drop In Registrations for Summer Session will open Monday June 21 by 1pm. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for additional details. 


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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!

LAST CALL! Spring Session Make-ups for this Weekend @YSU

By Christine Keating 06/10/2021, 9:00pm EDT

Hopefully you have already registered for Summer Session (June 14-August 13). If you haven't, you can find the registration link on the main page of americanflyersdiving.com. Practice starts Monday! The app will be loaded with your registered practices by Monday once you are registered. Registration is required prior to attending practice.
 
If you still have make-ups to complete from Spring Session due to facility closure, we have a few spots available for Friday, June 11 from 5pm-7:30pm and Saturday, June 12 from 10am-12pm @YSU (Youngstown.) Please email afdtravelteam@gmail.com with the day/time/location of your missed practice and the day/time you want the make-up at YSU this weekend! I will confirm back if we have availability for you.
 
DROP IN Registration for Summer Session will open on Monday June 21 by 1pm. So be on the lookout on the main page of americanflyersdiving.com if you want to register for DROP IN practices.
 
One of our AFD Alumni Janie Boyle has made it to the finals of the Olympic Trials which will be aired on Sunday, June 13 on NBC at 7pm. Check her out if you have time!
 
Thank you!
#afdstrong

USA Diving Zone C Champsionships @Knoxville TN

By Christine Keating 06/10/2021, 1:45pm EDT

Congratulations to all of you for qualifying to Zones!

Please make sure you register for your events at divemeets.com by 5pm on Monday June 14 to avoid the hefty late fees. If you are unsure of what dives you should register for, please contact your coach.

We are Flight A. You can view the full schedule on our website: USA Diving Zone C (americanflyersdiving.com)

Currently we plan on our first training day practice to be on Wednesday June 23 from 9:30am-11am followed by 3pm-4:30pm. We will do all Flight A practices listed for the remainder of the week after these.

POLL: Please respond by emailing afdtravelteam@gmail.com ASAP if you would be able to attend practice on Tuesday June 22 from 3pm-4:30pm. If we have enough interest, we will consider adding this to the schedule. 

Please make sure you have the Sports Engine app and that you are logged in. This is where all communications will happen. 

REMEMBER: 

  • Thursday June 24 Competition Events - Wear your Primary AFD Suit
  • Friday June 25 Competition Events - Wear your Day 2 AFD Suit (Black with Blue)
  • Saturday June 26 Competition Events - Wear your Day 3 AFD Suit (Fun Stars Suit)
  • Sunday June 27 Competition Events - Wear your Primary AFD Suit

Thank you!

#afdstrong

Summer Session Registration is Open!

By Christine Keating 06/08/2021, 1:00pm EDT

The link for Summer Session Registration is Now Open!

 

We will open email requests for make-ups and the DROP IN Registration on Monday June 21 by 1pm. We do not approve make-ups or have DROP IN availability the first week of a new session to allow for all registrations to be processed.

 

All Registration Links are always housed on the main page of americanflyersdiving.com.

 

Your Sports Engine app will be loaded with your registered practices by the first day of practice. If you are unsure of what you registered for, please check your email confirmation (check spam if you don't see it.)

 

Summer Session Registration Link: https://americanflyersdiving.sportngin.com/register/form/077960763

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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

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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

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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

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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.