Springboard Diving San Diego: Going Forward in 2015

Happy New Year, and welcome to Dive San Diego, the best springboard diving lessons and training club in San Diego County! 2014 was an amazing year that saw the development of many of our divers through our many programs, and the outlook for 2015 looks to be even better! Our 2015 focus is to continue the successful path we have created for our students through the best springboard diving lessons in San Diego, and through amazing leadership and mentoring. We are training our high school divers for college, our intermediate divers for high school diving, and when it comes to our beginner divers we focus on the FUNdamentals of diving: the building blocks to learning harder dives and having FUN while doing it! Our head San Diego diving coach Marnie Young has established a new San Diego Dive league to help foster the sport of diving with our valued community members. We believe this will help us drive the sport of diving into the awareness of our various communities and present kids, parents, special needs athletes, and all others with a challenging and rewarding sport that is fun and can help develop other areas of one’s life. One of our biggest changes has been in facilities. While we still use our team training location at Monroe St. Carlsbad for San Diego springboard diving lessons, we are excited to announce that Dive San Diego has expanded to a new pool. The Alga Norte Aquatic Complex in Carlsbad offers springboard diving students and diving coaches an incredible learning environment to perfect our student divers and help the meet their goals. This...

Interview with San Diego Springboard Diving Lessons Coach Marnie Young

The world of diving is an amazing landscape that opens many opportunities up to people and kids of all age range, abilities, and backgrounds. This is why taking San Diego springboard diving lessons from our locally based Dive San Diego club is so magical and rewarding for kids. When parents look for San Diego springboard diving lessons one of the first criteria they place the most emphasis on is the coach. When it comes to coaching a successful student diver will need the following from a good San Diego springboard diving coach: Experience Education Passion Genuine care on and off the board A ton of heart Coach Marnie Young possesses all of these attributes, and so much more. If you are considering San Diego springboard diving lessons for your son or daughter, please read the following interview with Coach Marnie, and then pay her and her students a visit, attend a training session, watch a meet, and behold the magic unfold between coach and students in this incredible sport that builds good health, agility, and confidence in young people. Interviewer: What drew you to diving? Coach Marnie: I had dived when I was young at our community pool in Whittier through a recreational program. It wasn’t until I was in Jr College when I was in a gymnastics class that I was told they were dropping the gymnastics program and would I like to dive. I had been on a swim team from 7-14 so was excited to try diving. I fell in love with it and was determined to become a college diver. My Jr. college Mt. Sac...

Springboard Diving Lessons: Nutrition and You

In the last article of this six-part series we addressed diving psychology and anxiety, and without proper nutrition you are more likely to develop such roadblocks in your springboard diving lessons. But good nutrition isn’t just beneficial for the mind; it will help you become a better athlete! What you put into your body is important. After all, you couldn’t put cheap unleaded gasoline into a Ferrari that is about to run in the Grand Prix, would you? Of course not! And when you work with an experienced springboard diving coach she will stress the importance of a well-balanced diet to give you the focus, endurance and strength you need to advance in your springboard diving lessons and win those meets! Responsible Nutrition When you take springboard diving lessons from the best San Diego diving coach be prepared to answer some questions on your nutrition. Slamming back a Coke or Red Bull and eating a bag of chips won’t make for a healthy mind and body. Junk food can make you sluggish, unfocussed and it can slow down your reflexes. Just look at it this way: if the food you eat has been processed, it will slow you down. The Best Protein According to KidsHealth.org athletes under the age of 17 should strive for the same good nutrition that professional athletes are instructed to follow by their team’s dietician  and nutrition experts. Child athletes need fats, carbs, vitamins and protein, but need to know what kinds to consume and how much they need. Let’s look at protein. Lean meats like chicken and fish are ideal sources of protein that...

Springboard Diving: From the Coach’s Corner

If you or your child are thinking about taking diving lessons from the best San Diego springboard diving coach in Southern California, then you will need to make sure she encompasses a certain array of fundaments. A good coach isn’t simply someone who instructs springboard diving techniques; she is someone who offers springboard diving lessons to kids and adults of all levels and challenges while focusing on these topics: Diving psychology Good nutrition Drills Continuous education Technical Open commination All of these factors come together to help mold the student diver into the best he or she can be. Without a clear mind void of stress, good nutrition, practice drills, learning, technical development and a good honest flow of conversation between student and coach, the diver will never reach the goals set in place. This article will focus on diving psychology in a six-part series. So read on, stay tuned in for more, and here’s to happy diving! Diving Psychology in Springboard Diving Lessons If your head isn’t in the dive, your body won’t follow through. The best springboard diving coach in San Diego county will be aware of all the signs of stress and anxiety, and will use her training and experience to help the diver overcome certain fears and get her head and heart back into the sport. Although scuba diving is entirely different than springboard diving, therapist Donald Meichenbaum and Dr. Morgan address fear and anxiety in this recreational underwater sport that definitely play right into springboard diving anxiety. They say that when it comes to defeating anxiety in diving there are two main methods that...