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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 Winter Session (Nov 7 - Feb 28)

DROP IN Registration for ALL LEVELS including High School & College Divers for November 30 - December 13 is NOW OPEN! Registration/Payment is required prior to attending a practice. We will post TWO WEEKS of DROP IN practices at a time, so you will need to check back to register for practices as they get added. Make sure to read the registration carefully for MANDATORY requirements and MANDATORY COVID Protocol by location. Your diver will be sent away if not compliant!

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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!

CANCELLATION: Sat 11/28 Practices @US

By Christine Keating 11/27/2020, 5:45pm EST

Unfortunately due to staffing complications, we need to cancel all practices on Saturday 11/28 at US. You can text Mrs Keating and let her know if you want to choose an available practice before 12/6 or if you want a refund for the Saturday 11/28 practice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

DROP IN Registration for Nov 30-Dec 13 is NOW OPEN!

By Christine Keating 11/27/2020, 9:45am EST

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment. All Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. There are NO MAKE-UPS or TRADES. You need to attend your registered practice times. DROP IN practices WILL NOT be listed in the Sports Engine app, so you will need to mark your own calendar individually.


Please read through each page of the registration carefully to insure you are clear on the expectations, waivers and COVID protocol by location. Please make sure you share this info with your divers so they don't get turned away or left out in the cold! I know there is a lot of info, but it is for a reason.... so let me say again... Please read through each page carefully to insure that all information is reviewed and understood. 


AAU Diving & USA Diving Memberships are BOTH MANDATORY for ALL Divers in order to maintain our insurance. Instructions are provided on how to obtain these memberships within this registration. Please read carefully. If you do not have these memberships in a current status, your diver will be turned away! Make sure to use our CLUB CODE for AAU Diving and choose the correct ASSOCIATION for USA Diving or we will not be able to see you in our club list verification. Your diver will not be allowed to attend practices without BOTH of these in our club listing.


To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Checking information available.


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We will post a new DROP IN Registration every TWO WEEKS!


By Christine Keating 11/18/2020, 7:15pm EST

MORE BREAKING NEWS: Due to curfew, ALL University School Mon-Fri practices will be moved up 30 min starting tomorrow 11/19. 7:30p will start at 7p and 9p will start 8:30p. The website calendar and app will be updated! Weekend practices will stay the same.



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

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

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.