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Makeup Policy

All makeups are to be arranged in advance with Mrs. Keating based on availability. You can arrange by emailing, texting 330.261.2186 or messaging through the Sports Engine app. Makeups MUST be scheduled AT LEAST 24 hours in advance. Mrs. Keating's office hours are Monday - Friday 9am-1pm and Wednesdays 6pm-8:30pm. Any responses outside of these times might be delayed.


Reasons makeups will be granted:

  • Illness
  • Injury
  • School-graded Events (example, band concert)
  • AFD cancellation due to weather, unplanned facility closures, staffing, etc.

Reasons makeups are denied:

  • Family vacations
  • Too much homework
  • Attending a Dive Camp (incidentally, all Dive Camps must be approved by AFD Staff before attending by emailing
  • Didn't feel like it today
  • Other commitments (social, other sports, etc)

There might be some one-off instances that we grant makeups for as well. Feel free to ask Mrs. Keating if you have any questions. All makeups must be completed within the same diving session, example if your absence is during the November/December Registration Session, your makeup MUST be arranged/completed by the end of the session which is January 3.

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Recent Red, White, Blue & Prep News

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


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:  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.

WRA/US Wk13 Day 1 - Nov 2019

By Christine Keating 11/25/2019, 4:45pm EST

vol x1, ops from all groups x2 (including all twisters & other possible ops) - both boards


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