Springboard and Platform Diving/Training Abroad?


Hi Tom,

I'm a varsity diver at a D3 school. I am going abroad in the fall to Copenhagen and I was wondering if you know of a team I could practice with a few times a week while I'm there. I would love to stay in shape so I can jump right back into the middle of the season when I get back to the U.S. I've been doing some googling, but so far no luck.

Thank you!

Madeline -

Here are some websites to check out and find more info about diving in Copenhagen:

fina.org - This is the international governing body for aquatic sports. At the home page, click on "Structure". At the next page scroll down and look on the left hand side for "National Federations". On that page, click on Europe. Click on Denmark and that will take you a page that has contact info for their Swimming Federation. They will most likely know about how to find divers, teams & coaches in Copenhagen.

divemeets.com - Click on Find and then Teams. A huge list of teams from all over the world will come up. Scroll way down to the FINA list. Click on Denmark and some names will come up. Click on each name for contact info. If no contact info is available, write their names down and ask the person at the Denmark Swimming Federation if he/she knows how to get a hold of them.

swimmersguide.com - A very easy site to use and find pools in Copenhagen. Contact each pool and see if they have diving boards that are available to the public. They may also know where diving teams practice.

Good luck. Hope you find what you are looking for.

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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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