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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR DIVERS WHO COMPETED IN THE USA DIVING REGIONAL AND ZONE CHAMPIONSHIPS - ESPECIALLY THOSE QUALIFYING FOR NATIONALS IN ORLANDO!!!

I would like to congratulate all our divers, especially those who participated in USA Regional and National Preliminary Zone Championships for the first time. Your dedication to training, focus, and attitudes made our entire coaching staff proud!!! These meets draw the best divers in the country, and I couldn't be more proud of your performance. I also want to thank all our parents, siblings, and friends for their support and encouragement during this journey. You should all be very proud of the impact you've had on our team!!!

USA Region 5 Championship Results - April 24-26 at Ohio State University

We brought a team of 24 divers (10 first-time USA Diving competitors) to the meet and they participated in a total of 53 events. 19 qualified for the USA Diving National Preliminary Zone C Championship, earning 1 gold, 8 silver, and 3 bronze medals in the process!!!

Read more on Cleveland.com and click here for the full results.

USA Diving Preliminary Zone C Championship Results - June 17-21 at Indiana University

Of the 19 divers who competed at the Zone C Championship, nearly half qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championship taking place in Orlando, Florida in August. Our divers brought their very best, many setting personal high scores, and overall earning 4 slilver and 4 bronze medals!!! We wish the following divers a special congratulations on their performance and best wishes as they prepare to compete at Nationals in the following events.

Read more on ChagrinValleyToday.com and click here for the full results.

Back row (left to right):
Peter Nachtwey (3rd consecutive year qualifier) - 4th on platform
Lyle Yost (5th consecutive year
qualifier) - 2nd on 1 meter, 3rd on 3 meter, 3rd on platform

Middle row (left to right): 
Kami Goodrick (1st time qualifier) - 7th on platform
Mary O'Neill (1st time qualifier) - 10th on 3 meter and 3rd on platform
Hannah Zahniser (3rd consecutive year qualifier) - 7th on 3 meter and 2nd on platform
Janie Boyle (1st time qualifier) - 8th on platform
Sidney O'Donnell (3rd consecutive year qualifier) - 3rd on 1 meter, 5th on 3 meter, 4th on platform

Front row (left to right):
Dominic Roberto (2nd consecutive year
qualifier) - 2nd on 1 meter, 4th on 3 meter, 2nd on platform
RJ Keating (1st time
qualifier) - 5th on platform


 

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)

The Ohio Diving League (ODL) season will resume this 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).


High School

First, I would like to congratulate all our high school divers on another amazing season! What an incredible 4 months! Thank you all - parents, coaches, siblings, and most importantly . . . DIVERS! Your efforts and attitudes have made this season so enjoyable for all the AFD coaches! We can't thank you all enough. You represented yourselves, AFD & your schools with great dignity & pride!

We had an incredible showing with 13 divers qualifying for the State Championship Meet!!!

Division I Girls - Click here for full results.
Abby - 10th - Featured in Hudson Hub Times
Madi - 14th - Featured in Twinsburg Bulletin
Olivia - 17th
Nikki - 19th

Division I Boys - Click here for full results.
Antony - 15th
Dalton - 18th
Adam - 19th

Division II Girls - Click here for full results.
Kami - 2nd - Featured in The News-HaroldSports InsiderCleveland.coman exclusive Q&A article with her on Cleveland.com, and recently named Cleveland.com's Girls Diver of the Year for 2015
Brooke - 7th

Division II Boys - Click here for full results.
Peter - 5th- Featured on Cleveland.comSports Insider, and recently named Cleveland.com's Boys Diver of the Year for 2015
Isaac - 18th
Luke - 21st
Nolan - 23rd - Featured in Aurora Advocate

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