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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 AND within a week of the absence. Mrs. Keating's office hours are Monday - Friday 9am-11am. 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 a week of the absence during the same diving session, example if your absence is during the January/February Registration Session, your makeup MUST be arranged/completed by the end of the session.


Recent MONDAY RWBP WRA 6pm-7:30pm News

COVID19 UPDATE: Hello to all AFD families from Coach Marc

By Christine Keating 03/31/2020, 6:00pm EDT

Hello to all AFD families,

First off I hope all of you & your families are staying healthy! This is a lengthy note but I ask that you please read it in its entirety.

I would like to begin with saying that obviously this is quite a unique situation to be finding ourselves in. As with so many of us, I was stunned to find myself in an unfortunately unique situation that I did not ever foresee myself experiencing. The where & how to move forward for AFD is very uncharted waters so we are trying to take this step by step.

I am sure many of you are wondering what will happen & what is next? We are trying to take it 1 day at a time. As a business we will continue to provide as much "home work" in the form of work outs, lessons, challenges, ideas & feed back to our athletes as we can for as long as we can. We will try to communicate with them as much as possible. Now, in my opinion many of our athletes can & will benefit with some down time from diving by focusing on other elements that we don't always have the time or make the time to focus on when we are running normally in the water. Moving forward we will be trying to establish a more concrete schedule for catching up & chatting to stay in contact with the kids. At the same time, I am aware that it doesn't make up for actual water training.

That being said, as we're getting a better idea of how long this could potentially last, I can't require your normal investments whether you pay monthly or by session without providing face-to-face, personal & hands-on coaching. I understand that we all need to be mindful & careful of our expenses moving forward. So as the month of March ends we will be making some adjustments:

  • We will be issuing a 50% refund for the month of March to everyone that was signed up & paid in March.
  • For those of you that pay by the month we are also cancelling the auto billing for April & May. If you wish to maintain some form of payment you can do so by using the "friends of AFD" to help support in anyway you wish.
  • For those of you that paid for the full spring session (March/April/May), of course we appreciate the payments in advance but we understand refunds will be in order for April & May if you wish. Please contact us individually in order to request how you would like us to proceed with refunds.
  • This change will nullify our original plan to provide August as a free make-up month, provided we are able to resume classes by August

I am very disappointed to not be able to be coaching in a full capacity & do miss coaching & interacting with your children. On one hand, our expenses have diminished as we don't need to pay for pool rentals & lifeguards; but on the other hand, we still do have expenses and families to care for so I will ask that you think of that as we move forward with all of these refunds. If you are able to help in maintaining some form of payment we would, of course, absolutely appreciate any help. 

We will take 1 day at a time & each coming month in stride & make decisions based on what is happening at that time. Thank you all so much for in being involved in our team/family & we hope to see you very soon! Please let us know if there is anything you would like to see or have specific help with.

Take care & stay healthy,
Marc Cahalane

UPDATE: Virtual Training App, Task Completion Needed

By Christine Keating 03/18/2020, 1:45pm EDT

The fastest way for me to get divers added to the Virtual Training Group is going to be for you to share this link with your divers and to have them download the Group Me app (rather then sending me all the numbers):

I appreciate your help with this. Sorry for the change.

Make sure they read Coach Curtis' first instructions in the thread which includes a workout over the next couple days. He is also asking for them to acknowledge what they read as well as respond as to how they have been doing.

We realize that not everyone has all the equipment and that some of the divers aren't able to do all that is asked in the workout. Do as much as you can with what you have! :)


NEWS FLASH! "Training at Home" Coming Soon!

By Christine Keating 03/18/2020, 11:45am EDT

NEWS FLASH! "Training at Home" Coming Soon!

American Flyers Diving is committed to keeping our divers training and ready for when our doors are able to open back up to you all!

We are launching interactive instruction for all ages and groups to keep everyone training, conditioning and having fun! If you have not received a text invite yet, please respond to this email with your diver's cell number that can receive text messages to receive the invite for the Group Me program we will be using in addition to our regular website/app resources.

Messages will be sent within the next few days to give instructions on how to access this virtual instruction.

We would love to see pictures/videos of you practicing along with us! Please text to 330.261.2186 or email to We will post as many as we can on our social media sites so you can see your friends!

We are doing our best to keep some "normal" in these very abnormal times. Let's all keep our bodies moving, our minds focused and ourselves happy!

Everyone.... stay tuned and most importantly stay healthy!! We miss you all and can't wait to see you in person again soon!

One last reminder... don't forget Gorants Fundraiser still happening to earn $$$ towards your accounts. Orders/payments are due March 25. If you need to scan in or send a clear picture of your order form, please feel free to send to 330.261.2186 or email You are welcome to mail payments (American Flyers Diving - 2726 Ellsworth Hill Dr - Hudson, OH 44236) We will deliver orders to your door when they arrive (including contactless - ding dong dash if preferred.) Easiest way to get your Easter/Spring Candy in times like these!


Stay Well!