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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!

2020 Winter Session (Nov 7 - Feb 28)

DROP IN Registration for ALL LEVELS including High School & College Divers for February 1-14 is NOW OPEN! Registration/Payment is required prior to attending a practice. We will post a 2 WEEKS of DROP IN practices at a time, so you will need to check back to register for practices as they get added. Make sure to read the registration carefully for MANDATORY requirements and MANDATORY COVID Protocol by location. Your diver will be sent away if not compliant!

SPRING SESSION (MAR 7-MAY 27) REGISTRATION

Spring Session Registration for ALL LEVELS which will run March 7 - May 27 will become available below Sunday, February 28 by 5pm! Registration/Payment is required prior to attending practice. Make sure to read the registration carefully for MANDATORY requirements and MANDATORY COVID Protocol by location. Your diver will be sent away if not compliant! Our Session Registrations often sell out with in a day if not hours, so if days/times/locations are important to you, then you will want to register as close to the launch as you can.

 

We will start posting DROP IN Registrations based on availability every (2) weeks on Mondays by 12pm beginning on March 15. There will be no DROP INs available the first week of the Spring Session.

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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!

We would like to extend a CONGRATULATIONS to all our AFD Divers who are OHSAA State Qualifiers! Your hard work has paid off! We wish you the best of luck at the State Tournament later this week! State Divers & Parents make sure to visit the link posted below as it has new information on it that you will need to have a smooth week.

 

Rip It This Week State Qualifiers!
 
Alex Coleman (Hoban)
Sam Holtz (Chagrin Falls)
Kate LaMonica (Chagrin Falls)
Peyton Thurman (Revere)
Clay Foster (Kenston)
Cameron Bizjak (US)
Jack McDaniel (US)
Keanu Sherman (Chagrin Falls)
Maddie Luzko (Highland)
Abby Wilkov (Solon)
Bethany Mercer (Solon)
Victoria Blechschmid (Aurora)
Anya Ferner (Kent Roosevelt)
Dominic Roberto (Solon)
Patrick Burke (Solon)
Andrew Chand (Highland)
Ezra Dykema (Shaker Heights)
Kendall Nigh (Poland)
Carmen D'Alesio (Poland)
Zach Schering (Jackson)
Vinny Traganza (Jackson)
 

State Qualifiers Divers/Parents, please make sure to take pictures and text them to 330.261.2186 so I can post on our social media! Make sure you visit this link for the most up to date information: https://cantoncityschooldistrict.eduvision.tv/play.aspx?qev=3SfVi13wT7Ttz%252bq4cj1UhDQQOCUTjbhawAKZHwCFOrFrTFG5jjXKIZXkZHhl0AYdTcioMwEzJr6Lk9hODcRX%252fq3TRS9ATjqQ3ZkMIBwdY6n3WOC50cfs%252fA%253d%253d

 

REMINDER: Winter Session for American Flyers Diving ends February 28! Spring Session will be March 7 - May 27. Registration will be available beginning Sunday by 5pm. We will send information about what to expect in the registration in a separate email later this week. The registration link will be posted on the main page of our website americanflyersdiving.com when it becomes available on Sunday. Our registrations tend to be like concert on-sales, practices fill up quickly! If certain days, times and locations are important to you, then you need to register as close to the on-sale as possible! It is first come, first serve.

 

DON'T FORGET! AFD does not offer make-ups or trades to your practice schedule unless AFD has to cancel or reschedule due to staffing, facility or weather issues. Tuition is non-refundable. For those that like to purchase extra practices (Drop In) on top of their regular practice schedule, we post new Drop In Registrations on the main page of americanflyersdiving.com every 2 weeks on Mondays by 12pm. We will not be posting Drop Ins for the first week of the session. The first set of Drop Ins will be posted based on availability on Monday, March 15.

 

Once again, good luck State Qualifiers!
#afdstrong

SNOW DAY: ALL Practices at US Location ONLY (2/16)

By Christine Keating 02/16/2021, 8:30am EST

ALL US Practices canceled today. Hudson is still on at this point. Contact Mrs. Keating for reschedules if you had practice at US. Must complete by 2/28.

DROP IN Registration for Feb 15-28 is NOW OPEN!

By Christine Keating 02/15/2021, 3:00pm EST

DROP IN Registration for 2/15-2/28 is now open!

https://americanflyersdiving.sportngin.com/register/form/877119520

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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!

Click here to join!

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Countdown!

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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.