Come As You Are Dive Meet

Our first CAYA dive meet (and high school dive invitational) of the year is March 25th!! On deck registrations open at 8AM at Alga Norte Aquatic Complex. Warm-up is from 8-9AM. Event 1 starts at 9AM. All Divers 13 and Under boys and girls, 14 and Up boys and girls: JO, Novice, and High School CIF Sanction. If you have any questions call me 760-201-9242. See you on the diving board...

Adapted Physical Education: APE Aquatics is Here in San Diego County!

By now Club Dive San Diego is known for having the best springboard diving coaches under the leadership of Marnie Young. But now the diving community has something else to be proud of—a very special adapted physical education solution based on the magic of play within the confines of aquatic sports. We are thrilled to introduce you to Adapted Child’s Play (ACP) and the Come as You Are program, an exhilarating alternative to traditional physical education that allows children with various disabilities to learn and grow within a framework that presents challenges and facilitates learning within a custom framework that is right for them. Adapted physical education (APE) in springboard diving and other aquatic sports is beneficial to students who face physical challenges for many reasons, including these: Enhances their fine motor skills Increased sensory motor skills Boosts confidence and self-esteem Enhances perceptual motor skills Helps develop social skills Provides a measurable platform for achieving goals Kids become more optimistic by nature It’s just buckets full of fun! Not only is ACP and its Come as You Are program therapeutic; when your kids participate in our programs the credits are transferable to their general education! Are Adapted Physical Education Services Right for my Child? Give us a call; a highly-trained adapted physical education specialist can evaluate your child and design a program that is perfect for his or her needs. If your child has been diagnosed with a disability that impacts motor skills or that creates forms of social anxiety, traditional physical education programs may be counterproductive and even harmful. Let our certified specialists meet your child, and determine...

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...

Springboard Diving Lessons: What are the Benefits of Dryland Training?

We get it; diving into the pool is fun and exhilarating. But who doesn’t enjoy jumping on a trampoline? When it comes to taking San Diego springboard diving lessons one of the best methods for improving your diving skills is to bounce on the trampoline.  Thanks to trampolines and harnesses, the sport of springboard diving has advanced greatly. Other pieces of dryland equipment that help divers reach levels of excellence include diving boards with harnesses over pits filled with foam blocks, or port-a-pits. With the help of a skilled springboard diving coach students can embrace dryland training methods to learn specific dives and gradually perfect them through proper guidance. These training devices allow divers taking springboard diving lessons to fine-tune those particular dives that give them troubles and they are especially useful for helping beginner divers who have a fear of diving headfirst into the water overcome the anxiety and discover the sweet waters of gratification. Skills Isolation Most springboard diving lessons spend almost half the time doing dryland training, and isolating your diving skills is one of the main reasons. In order to perfect your diving skills you need to not only concentrate on the dive itself, but also on those elements that construct a successful dive. In your springboard diving lessons a skilled coach will have you focus on specific things such as the position of the body on take off or arm swing—elements that are vital to improve in order to complete a successful dive. Other critical areas in diving that dryland training can help improve includes the hurdle, balance on and off the board, kick-outs...

I Spy, You Spy: Tips for Visually Spotting by a Springboard Diving Coach

Have you ever watched a springboard diver perform amazing twists and spins in the air and take note how they still manage to grasp total awareness amidst their impressive maneuvers? This looks incredibly complex, but simply enroll in springboard diving lessons taught by a certified San Diego springboard diving coach, and you will discover this is actually rather common sense: a diver simply opens his eyes and is cognizant of his surroundings. The Primary Objective To put it in a straightforward manner, any certified springboard diving coach will teach her students to locate various objects and use them as “spots” or reference points. This is a vital part of the process because it allows a diver to use a random object as a reference point to track how many somersaults he performed, and how many twists he finished so he will know when to kick out of the dive. This technique is absolutely necessary when a diver engages in visually spotting. Many people assume that a diver simply “feels the situation” in the air, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.  In over 20 years of offering springboard diving lessons, our coaches have found that most divers find this to be very challenging. However, there are some great tricks you can utilize to make help you develop and master this important skill. Dryland Practice Anxiety is one of your biggest enemies. For many, the more nervous a diver is, the narrower his field of vision becomes. When anxiety sets in the brain shuts our vital stimuli that can prohibit you from hitting your spot. Relaxation is key to...

2 Control Tips from the Springboard Diving Coach and 3 Exercises to Promote It

  It doesn’t matter if you are standing on a springboard at the Olympic games trying to take the gold, or you are taking San Diego springboard diving lessons in a beginner’s group; your ability to master control cannot be understated. When a diver has good control he can perform multiple flips and enter the water gracefully with very minimal splashing. Control is something that demands dedication, constant work, and a skilled springboard diving instructor. Although mastering the art of perfect control requires a plethora of factors, there are two main focuses that can help divers improve their control and take to the air with all the grace of a mystical creature from the pages of classic mythology. There are also three good exercises that will help foster perfect control. Number 1: Takeoff Control When a 747 speeds down an airport runway, there are a number of factors that must be set firmly in place in order for the takeoff to be smooth, safe and perfect. The same holds true for anyone taking springboard diving lessons as they plan their approach and launch from the board or platform. If you want to master springboard takeoff, you will need to have total and complete control of the diving board. You will need to listen carefully to your springboard diving coach and learn how to get the maximum height from the board and where the fulcrum resides for each and every dive. Learning how to control your takeoff is not like jumping from the dock into the lake on a family vacation; there is an art to it and it can...