Bannockburn Dive Team
2018 ONLINE DIVE TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 10!
DIVE TEAM REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! GO TO:
We hope you join us as a diver, parent, or just fan of the Diving Dolphins – we’re excited about our 5th 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 with increasing experience, spread across all the age categories – including a number of All-Star competitors – we are looking forward to continuing growth and success.
All members age 6-18 are welcome to join dive team – no previous diving experience is required!
Here are the basics on our upcoming season:
This summer, we’re fortunate to have Jared Cooper-Vespa back on deck coaching us. Jared was head coach the summer of 2016, before he graduated from Georgetown University and took off for a year in Chile, working for an ocean conservation group, surfing, skiing, and improving his Spanish. He’s back in DC now, and we’re happy to have him back on Laverock Lane. As a college diver, Jared won the “Most Outstanding Diver” award at the 2016 NCAA Division I Big East Championship. He holds pool and school records at Georgetown, was 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, as well as an assistant coach at the competitive diving club level in Connecticut.
This season, we’re back in MCDL Division 5. 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/2018), and the Divisionals and the All-Star meet for those who qualify. We have had several 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 24th, 5:30-6:30 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 2017 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.
2018 DIVE TEAM REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! GO TO: