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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.

 


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Deadline to order 2019-2020 Regular Season Apparel is 02/16/2020

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. Next bulk order will be placed Feb 1. Details to come closer to the date via "news" section of your app...

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!

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

Announcements, Updates & More!

RWB/PREP: UPDATE for MONDAYS at WRA

By Christine Keating 01/22/2020, 7:15pm EST

Due to the facility issue at WRA, Monday, January 27, we have moved your Monday WRA practice to SHS 7pm-8:30pm.

On Mondays, February 3, 10 and 17, we have moved your Monday WRA practice to US 7:30pm-9pm. The door code is 5152#. It will work from 15 minutes prior until 15 minutes after practice. If you have not filled out the location specific waiver AFTER 9/1/2019, you will need to fill it out again here: https://info.us.edu/participant-waiver

The calendar and app will be updated by tomorrow afternoon. Thank you for your understanding as we work through this. If WRA gets the issue resolved prior to the end of the session, then we will try to move back to WRA before the next session. We will keep you posted. Check the app/calendar often.

#afdstrong

Christine

{LOC CHG} RWB/PREP Wednesdays 1/22-2/19/2020

By Christine Keating 01/20/2020, 6:15pm EST

Due to the facility issue at WRA, beginning this Wednesday 1/22 until the end of this session, we have moved your Wednesday WRA practice to US at the same time 7:30pm-9pm. You will need the door code which will work from 15 minutes prior until 15 minutes after practice. If you have not filled out the location specific waiver AFTER 9/1/2019, you will need to fill it out again here: https://info.us.edu/participant-waiver

The calendar and app will be updated by tomorrow afternoon. Thank you for your understanding as we work through this. If WRA gets the issue resolved prior to the end of the session, then we will try to move back to WRA before the next session. We will keep you posted. Check the app/calendar often.

#afdstrong

Christine

{LOC/TIME CHG} RWB/PREP Practice Thur 1/23

By Christine Keating 01/20/2020, 11:15am EST

Due to University School (US) hosting a home meet on Thursday, January 23 we have to re-route practice to Solon High School (SHS). The practice for the RWB/PREP group will be from 7pm-8:30pm. Thank you for your understanding.

#afdstrong

Christine

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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!

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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)

Are you a lifeguard?

Please consider lifeguarding for AFD. We have shifts available at Solon High School (SHS) as well as University School (US). Sign up here!

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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.