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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!

DROP IN Registration is available for the remainder of Spring Session. Summer Session Registration will open for packages about 1 week prior to the Session Start date. Drop In Registrations for Summer Session will open approximately 1 week after Summer Session begins. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for additional details. 


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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!

ODL Champs Meet @Miami Info

By Christine Keating 05/14/2021, 3:45pm EDT

Hi all,

We are going to have a very tight schedule on Sunday May 16 at Miami University's Corwin M Nixon Aquatic Center (750 Oak St, Oxford, OH 45056.) We want it to move as quickly and smoothly as possible. Please make sure you review the rules below and that you share them in detail with your diver. Please remember that the rules outlined below are dictated by the venue, not by Ohio Diving League. We are grateful to get in for this meet and expect all our families to share the same gratitude with all volunteers and staff at the meet with the understanding that they are just following protocol and doing the jobs that they have been assigned.

There will be live-streaming of the meet at www.facebook.com/ohiodivingleague so please share this with your extended family and friends so that they can partake in watching your diver in the meet!

 

REMINDER: ALL DIVERS must fill out the ODL Waivers. This only needs completed ONCE per ODL Season, so if your diver attended West Clermont or Napoleon then they don't need to do it again! Please don't make me chase down parents to get this completed like I did last time on the day of the meet. Waiver Link: https://americanflyersdiving.sportngin.com/register/form/260895707

 

FEES: If you are not a RWB Diver, you will be billed your event fees by the end of Saturday. Please pay your invoice upon receipt online. Please check spam if you don't see it by the end of Saturday.

 

AWARDS: All Levels 1-3 receive medals but no placement; Levels 4-6: Top 8 receive medals; Level 7, doesn't receive placement or medals.

 

PARKING: There is FREE parking on the streets. Not in the lots. Lots are permit only. Parking garage near the pool is $3 on Sundays.

 

Here are the Miami COVID protocols and guidelines we are following:

Athletes and coaches - All athletes and coaches will enter through a ground level entrance.  We will have it marked.  All athletes and coaches will have their temp taken upon entrance.  All comings and goings of the athletes and coaches will go through that entrance.  We will be hand stamping once you have been temp checked so you can leave and return in a more expedient manner.  Divers/coaches may not go up the stairs to the spectator seating area.  We will have assigned areas for each team on the pool deck.  You will look for your team signage and camp your team there.  All athletes, when not warming-up, competing or using the restroom/changing facilities, must remain in their team areas.  

 

Spectators - We will be asking what team each spectator is from in order to make sure we are allowing all teams to have spectators.  1 spectator per diver.  All spectators will be temp tested before they are allowed into the spectator stands.  We will be hand stamping once they have been temp checked so they can leave and return in a more expedient manner. We will be monitoring for social distancing in the stands.  Spectators will remain outside the facility until 10 minutes before the first event starts.  Then, we will clear the stands after each event is over to clean and allow the next group to come in 10 minutes before the next event starts.  Spectators will need to remain outside the facility between events.

 

Masks - All divers are required to wear masks whenever they are not diving.  The exception to this is during warm-ups.  Divers must wear their mask in the warm-up line until they get wet.  During competition, they need to wear it until they are on the board, then take off for their dive and put on again to walk back to their area.  

 

The timeline can be found here: https://www.americanflyersdiving.com/page/show/6314555-odl-meet-champs?subseason=702180

 

Warm-ups should go a little faster as we have (2) 3m and (3) 1m to warm-up on.  We will have line marshals making sure the kids are ready to go during the events.  

 

We will open the deck to the athletes/coaches at 10:30am.  Spectators will be let in at 11:30am. 

 

We look forward to seeing everyone at ODL Championships!!

 

Thank you,

Christine

CANCELLED: YSU Friday May 14 - Saturday May 15

By Christine Keating 05/13/2021, 8:30pm EDT

Unfortunately the pump came in to fix YSU but now they are waiting on the sealant to complete the installment. This means we have to cancel Friday May 14 and Saturday May 15 practices at YSU as the pool is unavailable. We do not have any alternative facilities for these days. Trust me when I tell you that we are as frustrated as you are.

 

If you were scheduled for these practices, you will need to email afdtravelteam@gmail.com to request an alternate practice. In the email, you need to include the practices that you missed and the practices you would like to attend. I will check availability and confirm back if we have space for you. These reschedules WILL NOT be loaded into your Sports Engine app, so you must keep track of them yourselves.

 

You can see the practice times by visiting americanflyersdiving.com and tap on the calendar tab.

 

If you are attending the ODL on Sunday at Miami, YOU MUST fill out the waivers at this link. They are NOT the same as AFD waivers, they are specific to ODL: Welcome | Ohio Diving League Diver Waivers | American Flyers Diving (sportngin.com) These only need completed one time in the 2020-2021 Season, so if you already completed them for Napoleon, then you don't need to do it again! REMEMBER, you must register for the ODL at cleanentries.com BEFORE 11:59pm TONIGHT!

 

Thank you!

Christine

VENUE CHANGE: USA Diving Zone C

By Christine Keating 05/10/2021, 8:30pm EDT

If you qualify at Regionals to attend Zones, the venue has changed. I'm working on a hotel block and will keep you posted.

Zone C

  • Will be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
  • Warmup Tuesday-Wednesday, June 22-23 (We will let you know when AFD will be practicing on these dates)
  • Competition Friday- Thursday-Sunday, June 24-27.
  • All other dates and locations for Zones are posted on the USA Diving event schedule site

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Marc Head Coach/Owner

Marc Head Coach/Owner

Phone: 216.832.6073 (call/text)

Christine Manager

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Phone: 330.261.2186 (call/text)


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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.