The sport of diving is unique! It involves the development of athletic skills including strength, stamina, balance and coordination, while at the same time promoting artistic self-expression as the diver’s body moves through the air. Diving is therefore considered by many to be both a sport and a form of art, and such, provides excellent opportunities for individuals to develop a broad range of athletic, artistic, and personal live skills such as goal-setting, concentration and emotional control. By joining the Cruisers and practicing diving in a team environment, divers build friendships, encourage each other, and most importantly, have a lot of fun!
Children as young as six years of age are welcome, if they are of sufficient maturity to take instruction and participate in a group.
In the Cruisers diving program, beginner and advanced divers train to perform dives from all the dive groups, including forward, backward, reverse, inward and twisting dives.
In addition to the regular practice sessions, there are several optional competitions throughout the summer months, where divers have an opportunity to compete in one-meter and three-meter springboard events. These competitions are open to divers at all levels and Cruiser divers are encouraged, though by no means obligated or pressured, to participate in any or all of the competitions.
The Diving Coordinator is Angela Wieck. Angela can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Typically in the summer months we have approximately 30 divers registered for the summer session, about 15 of which registered as novice and 15 registered as experienced. As a general rule, any divers who are starting out diving for the first time in the summer session will be in the “novice” group and will likely remain in the novice group for the summer. The novice divers have two practice options as described above, and can attend either or both sessions each week. The experienced divers have three practice options.
Divers who were involved in the winter maintenance sessions may either practice in the novice group or the experienced group depending on their level of experience. Divers should continue to practice with the groups they have been practicing in until such time as the Head Coach advises that they should switch to another group.