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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.


Winter Session Registration is Coming Soon!

Fall Session ends October 24. Winter Session will be October 25-February 27. You can expect Winter Session Registration to become available approximately October 18.

The RWB program (which is by invite only) is being revamped to a block scheduling program. We will be telling you the days times and locations that each RWB team must attend. 

We will continue to offer Drop Ins beginning the 2nd week of each session. Drop In Registrations are usually posted by late afternoon Mondays every 2-3 weeks. 

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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!

RWB DROP IN Registration Available for This Weekend @YSU

By Christine Keating 10/12/2021, 10:45am EDT

Since we have DROP IN tower practice available this weekend at YSU for RWB Teams, we will not be attending the Creepy Classic. You can register for these practices on the main-page of

All questions moving forward can be directed to Coach Marc and Coach Dan. I will be working with them this month to transition my duties. It has been a pleasure servicing your families these past few years.

Thank you!

DROP IN Registration for October 5-23 is NOW OPEN!

By Christine Keating 10/05/2021, 3:30pm EDT

The Drop In Registration for October 5-23 is open! This week's openings are currently on the registration, it will continue to be updated throughout this week with the remaining dates.

You can access the Registration on the main page of


Please consider completing your Intent to Participate Registration for the Creepy Classic being hosted by the Indiana International School of Diving by Monday, October 4 by 6pm.


You will be added to the Sports Engine (SE) app group for this meet if we get enough participating to make it worthwhile to send staff to this meet. This group is where all the info will be disseminated for the meet including deadlines and hotel block information when it becomes available.


NON-RWB Team Members will be required to pay coaching fees on top of your event fees which will be invoiced to you electronically approximately a week before the meet. You must pay this invoice PRIOR to arrival to each meet.


Coaching fees are FREE to RWB Divers as they are included with the annual/bi-annual fees. DEV/INT need to pay $40 for 1 event or $70 for 2 events. If you do a 3rd event, it's FREE. These coaching fees will be electronically invoiced to you about 1 week prior to the meet.


Complete Intent to Participate Here:



Competition Schedule announced week of the meet!
Saturday, October 16-Sunday, October 17
IUPUI Natatorium - 901 West New York St - Indianapolis, IN 46202
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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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Marc Head Coach/Owner

Marc Head Coach/Owner

Phone: 216.832.6073 (call/text)

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