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Springboard and Platform Diving/masters program in Florida Keys?


Hi Tom and other experts,

I want to retire to the Florida Keys, near a masters diving program.  Is there one in Islamorada?  Or somewhere else down there?  If so, what is the contact information?  

Thank you for helping me - your website has been a great help to my daughter who is a diving coach in Asheville NC - not a lot of springboard diving there, so she really values your advice on the website.

Elizabeth Towne, Connecticut (yes I'm already a master diver!)

Hi Elizabeth -

There is a team on Islamorada called Jetstream Diving that is run by Joe Greenwell. I do not know if he has a Masters Program or not. You should be able to find his contact info at Click on Join USA Diving and then Find A Club. Enter FLA and a list of teams will come up. If he is not on there, try and navigate your way to finding his contact info. Another source is Click on Find and then Teams or Coaches. Finally, there is (or is it .org?). Click on E-mail addresses and look for people in Florida and e-mail them to find out where they dive. You can also use their message board and post a message asking for help finding a coach.

Good luck. I am sure you will find something as diving is big in South Florida.

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I can answer any questions pertaining to all levels of springboard and platform diving including : beginner lessons, intermediate, advanced, high school, Junior Olympic, AAU, Masters (Adult), Collegiate and Senior diving. Questions about training, technique, competitions, dryland training including trampoline and dry board.I can answer questions about how to judge/referee diving events.Also questions about how run, direct and administrate all different types of diving meets from novice events through Olympic Trials.I am also available as a consultant and expert witness for legal cases involving diving. I cannot answer questions about swimming (how to dive off a starting block) or SCUBA diving.


3 time U.S. Diving National Team Coach. Coached World, International and National Junior Olympic individual and team champions. Collegiate level experience (Junior College and Division I).Chairman, U. S. Diving Region 10 and Northern California Diving Associations. Professional diving referee, judge and meet director including U.S. Diving Junior and Senior Nationals, National Qualifying events and Division I collegiate events including the 2010 Men's NCAA Division I Diving Championships. Head Referee for the Big 12 and ACC Conference Diving Championships.Competition Director for past NCAA Men's Division I Nationals and numerous Pac 10 Conference Championships.In 2010, attended the FINA Junior Olympic World Diving Championships to take the International Judging Certification Class which was successfull completed.

U.S. Diving. AAU Diving. Professional Diving Coaches Association. FINA.

B.S. in Recreation and California Teaching Credential in Physical Education/Aquatics. U.S. Diving Safety Certified Coach.

Awards and Honors
U.S. Diving National Award of Excellence. Northern California Diving Association Coach of the Year. U.S. Diving Region 10 Coach of the Year

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