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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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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!

Happy Memorial Day! Trampoline Sessions Posted for Tuesday!

By Christine Keating 05/25/2020, 2:00pm EDT

Happy Memorial Day!!

This is the LAST WEEK of SPRING SESSION!! Watch your messages for info on a June Registration which will be sent out over the next few days!

This week we have DRYLAND Tuesday - Friday via ZOOM. FEARLESS FRIDAYS with USA DIVING on Friday via FACEBOOK LIVE. You may have also pre-registered for a $10 (90) minute class with David Boudia on Tuesday. This pre-registration was posted in your app to be done directly with David Boudia.

Trampoline Registration for Tuesday has been posted: https://americanflyersdiving.sportngin.com/register/form/608512640

Thank you,
Christine

NEW TIMES added to Trampoline Lesson Registration

By Christine Keating 05/18/2020, 9:45pm EDT

UPON REGISTRATION FOR A TRAMPOLINE LESSON... PLEASE LOOK FOR YOUR ZOOM LINK TO BE EMAILED TO YOU PRIOR TO THE ZOOM SESSION BEGINS. The ZOOM app is requiring an update, so please be sure to complete this prior to the beginning of your next Zoom Session.

Dryland will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. No Dryland on Friday and no Mindfulness / Yoga on Monday due to Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy the weekend! Fearless Fridays with USA Diving IS still schedule for 5pm on Friday. This can be accessed on Facebook Live on the USA Diving site.

AAU Diving is also offering a Pilates class tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2pm. I will post the link in the chat tomorrow and add to the schedule as well for those that would like to attend.

NEW TIMES have been added to the Trampoline Registration for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week: https://americanflyersdiving.sportngin.com/register/form/608512640

Once again, PLEASE LOOK FOR THE ZOOM LINKS TO BE EMAILED TO YOU PRIOR TO YOUR REGISTERED TRAMPOLINE TIME. Sometimes our emails go to spam. So please check there. These links are not posted on the app schedule like Dryland and Mindfulness/Yoga since they are "special" registration only sessions.

Thank you,
Christine

Week of May 11 Schedule

By Christine Keating 05/09/2020, 2:45pm EDT

Happy Mother's Day!!

 

As a reminder, all of the content below is available for those that DID NOT request a FULL Refund for the March-May Session. If you are signing up for Trampoline Lessons, you will need to request a Discount Code since they are included with your tuition. The Discount Code is the same each week, so you do not need to request a new one if you have already gotten one from me. The code is re-usable.

 

  • Monday, May 11 > Mindfulness & Yoga from 3pm-4:30pm > One Zoom link for the entire time this week, not separate links. Listed in SE app and on the AFD website calendar
  • Tuesday, May 12; Wednesday, May 13; Thursday, May 14; Friday, May 15 > Dryland from 4pm-5pm > Zoom links listed in SE app and on the AFD website calendar. MINIMUM 3x per week is considered mandatory for RWBP Teams. While not mandatory, these sessions are strongly encouraged for the DEV/INT groups.
  • Tuesday, May 12; Wednesday, May 13 > Small Group Trampoline Session from 1pm-1:30pm; 5pm-5:30pm; 5:30pm-6pm. REGISTRATION REQUIRED at this link: https://americanflyersdiving.sportngin.com/register/form/608512640 (this is a NEW Registration link) A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants no later then 10 minutes prior to your time-slot.
  • Friday, May 15 > Fearless Fridays with USA Diving 5pm-6pm > USA Diving Facebook Live with a replay available on USA Diving YouTube. Facebook Live link listed in SE app and on the AFD website calendar.

 

We moved to a Small Group Trampoline Sessions so that we could fit more divers in. REGISTRATION is still required at the link above. Multiple coaches will be available to navigate these sessions and space is limited in each time-slot.

 

Thank you,
Christine

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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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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! :)

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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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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.