Springboard and Platform Diving/diving


I was wondering if you are still teaching diving in the Everett area? (I was noticing the last email was 2008).  
My daughter plans on going out for the dive team at High school next year, but I thought some lessons ahead of time might help her out (get the shakes out) and get her use to it.


I do not live in that area anymore but can refer you to some coaches who can help your daughter. There is a pool in Everett that offers diving instruction in Forest Park off 41st Ave. It is run by the City of Everett Recreation Department. There is a guy there named Lee who offers recreational diving classes. Just look up the rec departments internet site to find out more info.

There is also a woman who coaches high school diving at this same pool. She is the coach for Cascade, Everett and Archbishop Murphy schools. Her name is Jolynne and her e-mail is
jolynnela@earthlink.net. She teaches lessons there from time to time by arrangement. Just tell her I gave you her name and I am sure she will help you.

Good luck.

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Tom Trapp


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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