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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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You are welcome to order individually anytime. Next bulk order will be placed March 1. Details to come closer to the date via "news" section of your app...

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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!

USA Diving Region 5 Intent to Participate & Hotel Block Links

By Christine Keating 12/03/2019, 7:30pm EST

Complete your Intent to Participate in the USA Diving Region 5 Championships by clicking here

Hotel Block at Hampton Inn Ann Arbor North 2300 Green Rd Ann Arbor, MI $131/night+tax *Free cancellation until 3pm EST, 72 hours prior to arrival. *Complimentary Grab and Go breakfast bags upon advance request through Mrs. Keating

DEADLINE TO BOOK: 3/25/2020

http://group.hamptoninn.com/AmericanFlyersDiving

MANDATORY Location Specific Waiver Required for ODL Toledo

By Christine Keating 12/03/2019, 7:15pm EST

Please print, complete and bring the MANDATORY location specific waiver required for this weekend's meet in Toledo. It can be accessed at this link, click here.

HIGH SCHOOLERS: Make a Great Dive Video for All American Submission

By Christine Keating 11/26/2019, 11:30am EST

Attention High Schoolers.... according to NISCA:

When the All America Judges sit down to judge the 500+ diving videos, they know they are going to be watching great divers. However, you can set your diver apart by making sure that the video is as good as the diver. Here are a few tips:

  • Film as close to the judges viewpoint as possible. Your video should be shot from board level and from the side.

  • What must be filmed: Starting position, approach, execution and entry. Make sure that your diver is in the frame the whole time, from start to finish. Don't cut off their head at the top of the dive. It is better to get the entire dive and be a little farther out than to zoom in and miss a critical component.

  • Do not film the judges scores or the scores on the scoreboard as they are presented.

  • Edit your film. Make sure that the diver is vertical in the final version of the film. This is especially important with videos that were shot on a phone. It is very hard to judge a diver when you are watching them sideways.

  • Edit out any "dead air" time prior to the beginning of the approach or takeoff (in back and inward dives) and cut off once they have entered the water. A good video should not be much longer than 3.5 minutes.

  • Review the video and the score sheet and MAKE SURE THEY MATCH.  A frequent cause of disqualifications come from the dive on the screen not matching the dive on the list.

For more tips on creating your diving video, check out our website: https://niscaonline.org/Award-Programs/All-America-Diving/Diving-Video-Instructions.  You can start submitting AA Diving applications to our on-line application portal beginning on November 1st. Start recording those 11 dives meets now! Remember, if you don't submit an application, you can't be on the All America list.

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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)

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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.