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Springboard and Platform Diving/CCS finals in diving/ clinics given by you


Mr. Trapp,
I would be very interested in being on a mailing list for clinics given by yourself.  I might not be at the level of the people attending; however, I always find that GREAT facilitators
can speak to all levels.

I did attend the HS CCS diving this last week end.  I was very disappointed at the level of diving.  When I was attending it was much higher. I don't know the athlete or his coach; however, for a diver to receive 4 0's was incredible.  He didn't choke.
He was attempting a dive that the degree of difficulty was too high that he was not ready to perform.  Obviously that is my opinion.
Thank you,

Mariko -

My only involvement in diving right now is to judge collegiate events. I have worked for the Pac 12, Big 10, Big 12 and ACC conferences at their championships. On several occasions I have worked for the NCAA at their Division I National championships. I do not offer clinics.

You should try and attend the USA Diving National Convention in September. They always have some type of clinic that would be educational for you. I do not know where it is this year but if you keep checking back at their website I am sure you can find info on it.

My email address is at the end of this answer. If you send me an email I'll have yours and if I hear of any clinics I will let you know.

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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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