Springboard and Platform Diving/Adult diving workshops


I would like to know if there are any springboard diving workshops for adults who want concentrated practice and instruction.

There are two diving programs in your state that probably offer workouts to adults. You can find them by going to www.usadiving.org. Click on Join USA Diving and Find A Club. At the next page, read the short paragraph and click on 'here'. At that page enter your state, or neighboring state and look for programs near you. One club is found at The University of Missouri and the other in a suburb of St. Louis. While at the USA Diving site, look into joining as a masters diver as you may have to be a member to dive at either of these two programs or to attend a clinic.

You can also go to www.mastersdiving.org. Click on Contact Us and ask for a guest user name and password. There is a message board there where you could post a note asking about any clinics happening this summer. There is also an e-mail list at this site where you could keep scrolling and looking for people in your state. E-mail them and ask where they practice or attend clinics. I know that there is a 3 day clinic in July for Masters Divers being held in Mission Viejo Calif. You can find their website (Mission Viejo Nadadores) at the USA Diving site (Find A Club) for more info.

Good luck. I am sure you will find something. You may have to travel though to attend a clinic.

Thanks for the nice comments. For the Mission Viejo clinic, ask for Lisa Meller.

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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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