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Springboard and Platform Diving/diving instruction and camps for adults


Is there anyplace in the SF eastbay where I can either get private
diving instruction or in a group situation during the daytime hours?

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The best place to find what you are looking for is to contact my friend Steve Sherman and his dad Bob who run the Sherman Divers in Lafayette. They offer private and group lessons but not camps. They are located at 1075 Carol Lane Lafayette, CA 94549. 925-283-2100. E-mail is

If that does not work out for you there is the All Valley Diving team in the east bay. Go to, click on Join USA Diving and then Find A Club. Enter CA and a list of teams will come up. This program is run by another friend of mine, Monte Young.

Finally, for more info on adult diving, go to This website is all about diving for adults. You may have to join USA Diving and this masters group in order to be able to start lessons.

Good luck. I am sure you will find something.

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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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