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USA Diving Synchronized National Championships

On behalf of myself & our coaching staff we would like to congratulate all our divers who participated in the USA Diving Synchronized National Championship, which took place in Atlanta, GA in early April. We accomplished more than ever and raised our bar significantly - our boys placed 8th out of 28 scoring teams and the girls placed 6th out of 26 scoring teams. Overall, we placed 7th out of 40 scoring teams. A special congratulations to Lyle, who won a National Championship with Noah from The Ohio State Dive Club in the 14-18 boys 3 meter event and was the overall high point award male diver out of 62 divers! Other notable accomplishments include:

Senior Women 3 Meter
Sidney & Janie - 11th place
Jamie & Janie -  13th place
Jamie & Sidney - 18th place

14-18 Girls 3 Meter
Sidney & Janie - 5th place
Jamie & Janie - 15th place (missed finals by 2 points!
Jamie & Sidney - 19th place 

14-18 Girls Platform Event
Janie & Jamie - 6th place
Mary & Hannah - 9th place
Tara & Hannah - 10th place
Mary & Tara - 11th place
Jamie & Sidney - 16th place

Senior Men 3 Meter Event
Lyle & Noah - 2nd place (behind USA Syncho Olympic team, Michael Hixon and Sam Dorman!)

14-18 Boys Platform Event
Lyle & Noah - 3rd place

 


 

American Flyers Diving is a year-round age group springboard and platform diving club designed to teach and develop athletes from novice to the highest ELITE level. The American Flyers diving team has been an official team member of United States Diving since 1995.

MESSAGE FROM THE FLYERS

Our ultimate goal is to teach kids how to dive, how to be competitive, and still have fun. We strive to make a positive experience out of learning something new. Diving is very much an individual effort and every person has a different mental and emotional way of learning. With positive motivation and safe skill development, diving can be a great way to achieve both physical and mental confidence. As a club, each individual learns to contribute to the success of the team, building a sense of camaraderie and accomplishment. These are all skills which we believe are useful in life as well.

 

AMERICAN FLYERS DIVING TRAINING METHODOLOGY

The American Flyers Diving Club utilizes 3 physical training approaches. The first is the most obvious – diving boards and water. The second is visual training. This includes a digital video system to record and play back each dive on a delay so each athlete can see their last dive as they exit the water. The third, and one of the most important, is less obvious – dry land training. This includes a “dry board,” trampoline (both with overhead spotting rigs), and a workout area.

Dry land training is a key element in the progression of safe skill development for diving. This allows a diver to perform the skills at a basic level and master key body positions before progressing to more difficult skills. Correct form and increased repetition aids in a better foundation for muscle memory which are of great importance to any activity. The process of building muscle memory can be greatly sped up with dry land work. During dry land training, a diver will get through many more repetitions in much less time than they will in the water. This, in turn, maximizes practice time. Another great reward that this type of training can provide for divers is a heightened level of confidence in a shorter amount of time.

 

TEAM GEAR AND APPAREL

We are continuing to add new American Flyers Apparel to our online store. Go to the "shop" tab, then "buy gear" to outfit your family and friends in American Flyers Diving Team Gear!

 

MEETS AND COMPETITION

The Ohio Dive League (ODL) - Must be a current AAU Member! - use the club code WW7WYE

The Ohio Diving League (ODL) season will start again in late Fall. Please check the ODL Website for the latest information. All divers are welcome to participate, no matter what level of experience! The cost per meet is $30. If you are a Future Flyer, Pre-Travel, or Travel Team diver, you have prepaid for ALL ODL meets.

PLEASE NOTE: High school divers cannot participate in ODL meets while the high school season is taking place (you can still practice as normal). Here is the 2016-2017 meet schedule as it currently stands:

November 13, 2016 - Canton

December 11, 2016 - Oberlin College

January 15, 2017 - University of Toledo

March TBA, 2017 - Youngstown State University

April TBA, 2016  - Wright State University

May TBA, 2017 - TBD


USA Diving

2017 USA Synchronized Diving National Championships set to take place in Atlanta, GA from April 12-15.

2017 USA Diving Regional and Zone Championships TBD. See Coach Marc for more details.

2017 USA Diving National Championships set to take place at Ohio State University from July 29-August 12. 


High School

Make sure you have a current AAU membership & are signed up appropriately with AFD


 

MULTIMEDIA

Channel 5 names Lyle Yost the student athlete of the week. Watch the full interview below.

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