Bannockburn Dive Team

2016 ONLINE DIVE TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS SATURDAY MAY 21.
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We’re very excited about our third season of diving at Bannockburn! Our dive team was founded in 2014 and proved to be a popular addition to the club’s aquatics program from the very beginning. From 25 divers and a 0-4 record our first season to 35 divers and a 2-2 record in the Montgomery County Dive League competition in 2015, we are looking forward to continuing growth and success.

Here are the basics on our upcoming season:

COACHING STAFF: We are very fortunate to have found a talented new head coach, Jared Cooper-Vespa. Jared is a rising senior at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he majors in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Jared won the “Most Outstanding Diver” award at this year’s NCAA Division I Big East Championship meet. He holds pool and school records at Georgetown, is a member of the All -Big East Academic Team, and is also an accomplished golfer! He grew up near New Haven, CT, where he dove for the Hopkins School, and was one of the best high school divers in New England. He has been an assistant coach at the competitive diving club level in Connecticut. We look forward to a great summer with Jared teaching and leading our divers.

Jared will be assisted by Bannockburn’s own Danielle “Cookie” Lair-Ferrari. Cookie, a member of one of our club’s dynastic swim families, joined the Diving Dolphins for its inaugural season in 2014, and made an immediate splash. With her great attitude, fearlessness, and terrific work ethic, Cookie learned quickly and achieved success early in her diving career – she made it to All-Stars last year! She will be working mostly with our newer and younger divers.

This season, we’re back in MCDL Division 5, but seeded up a few spots based on our 2-2 record from last season. The season format is the same as in previous years – practice starts the Tuesday after Memorial Day; a rookie meet early in June, Sunday afternoon meets (see schedule: http://www.mcdiving.org/content/schedule/2016), and the Divisionals and the All-Star meet for those who qualify. We have had a few divers working hard at improving their skills this winter at Montgomery Dive Club, and many more who are eager to get back to summer diving.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TEAM: At Back-To-Pool Night, together with the Swim Team, on Thursday, May 26 at 5:30 pm.

PRACTICES. Practices will be held each weekday from 6:30 until 8:30 pm, same as last year, split into two separate hour-long sessions, divided into age and/or experience groups, at the coach’s option. There will be practices most Fridays around social events, but not all.

SOCIAL EVENTS AND TEAM GEAR: We are the Dive Team section of the Bannockburn Swim and Dive team, and our 2016 wearable items (T-shirt, etc) will reflect that. So look for “Bannockburn Swim and Dive” wear and other items this summer! Also, as last summer, we will be combining swim/dive team members for all social events.

2016 ONLINE DIVE TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS SATURDAY MAY 21.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER