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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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2020 Fall Session

All Teams/Levels are welcome to use the DROP IN Registration links below for the YSU Mini-Sessions. The NEW DROP IN Registration link for all levels will be posted by 5pm on Saturday, October 24 for November 1-22. 

We are actively working with our local facilities to see when we can get back in due to the Pandemic. We appreciate your patience and support! Please check back often for updated details.

RWB Fall Mini-Session #6 Packages SOLD OUT

RWB Team, you can still sign up for DROP INs for Fall Mini-Session #6 that will be on Sundays 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm at YSU in Youngstown. ALL LEVELS are welcome to sign-up for DROP INs once they become available. You can check back here for the link.

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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!

REMINDERS/UPDATES for YSU Practices

By Christine Keating 10/26/2020, 7:00pm EDT

Starting this week there is a change in drop off and pick up procedures.  YSU is requiring that our divers all enter the building at the South West entrance (the one closest to the M70 parking lot by McDonalds).  They should then go up the stairs immediately to their right and enter the upstairs doors to the pool stands.  Groups will need to wait there, socially distanced and masked, until the pool deck is clear for their practice.  After practice divers will exit the same way they entered (through the stands, back down the stairs and out the same door).   The Coaches will be helping with the change as kids come in this weekend.

 

Finally, just a friendly reminder that parents are still not permitted in the building at YSU, especially in the spectator areas.  I know it can be difficult, especially with the new construction downtown and your long drive, but please continue to adhere to this policy.  Your individual actions could have an impact on the team’s ability to utilize YSU’s pool as our practice facility.

 

Thank you all for your continued cooperation as we work with YSU to keep our kids safe and in the water.

RWB FALL MINI-SESSION #6 PACKAGES SOLD OUT

By Christine Keating 10/22/2020, 11:30am EDT

RWB TEAM, IF YOU MISSED OUT ON THE FEW PACKAGES THAT WERE AVAILABLE, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR DROP INS FOR FALL MINI-SESSION #6 THAT WILL BE ON SUNDAYS 10AM-12PM & 2PM-4PM AT YSU IN YOUNGSTOWN.

 

ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO SIGN-UP FOR DROP INS ($35/PRACTICE) ONCE THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.
 
YOU CAN CHECK AMERICANFLYERSDIVING.COM MAINPAGE ON SATURDAY FOR THE DROP IN REGISTRATION LINK FOR NOVEMBER 1-22.

REGISTRATION OPEN for RWB Fall Mini-Session #4 (Sept 28-Oct 10)

By Christine Keating 09/23/2020, 10:45am EDT

RWB Fall Mini-Session #4 Registration is now open! • RWB Registration Open until Sat @4pm. https://americanflyersdiving.sportngin.com/register/form/979884877 • Drop In Registration for Sept 28-Oct 10 will become available Sat by 5pm on main page of americanflyersdiving.com

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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)


American Flyers Diving Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of American Flyers Diving?
Sponsored by 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.