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WAHOO DIVE TEAM 2019

The Wahoos are looking forward to another fun-filled dive season this summer. We happily welcome back our returning divers and want to extend a warm welcome to anyone age 5-18 who wants to give diving a try. We are always looking for new recruits and put the emphasis on fun and development. All you need is an interest in the sport, a willingness to learn, and the ability to swim the length of the diving well. Additional information about the league is available at https://dive.mynvsl.com.

DIVE TEAM PRACTICES & MEETS DO NOT CONFLICT WITH SWIM TEAM! So if you have a swimmer that might be interested in adding a fun summer sport, please encourage them to TRY DIVE! They’ll be at the pool anyway!

Coaches:
We are thrilled to introduce a new head coach to the Wahoos this year. Ciara Summersgill is a rising junior at Virginia Tech and has spent the last several years coaching and diving at Sideburn Run pool. We are equally fortunate to have two of our home-grown WCRA divers, Bridget Cassata and Aidan Thomas, returning as assistant coaches this year.

Dues/Registration:
Dues are $170 per diver, $320 for two divers, $450 for three children and $560 for four or more. Register here or you can email the dive reps (wakefieldchapeldive@gmail.com) for a paper form.

Practice Schedule:
Practices begin on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 28. There are two one-hour practices (4-5 and 5-6) each afternoon, Monday through Friday until June 14 when we shift to the mornings (10-11 and 11-12). Divers can attend whichever practice that works for your schedule—they are not separated by age or experience.

Like swim, there are two types of dive meets: A and B.  A meets, held on Tuesdays at 6 pm, require divers to be able to do a front dive and a back dive, plus additional dives depending on age (one for 10 and under, two for 11-12, three for 13-14, and four for 15-18). B meets are informal and provide more flexibility for divers at all levels.

(ALL LOCATIONS WITH ADDRESSES AND MAPS CAN BE FOUND AT mynvsl.com, along with all official NVSL Diving rules and information)

  • June 18:  WCRA @ Sideburn at 6:00 p.m. (B Meet): 12& U only
  • June 25:  WCRA @ Sleepy Hollow Rec at 6:00 p.m. (A meet)
  • July 2:     Highland Swim @ WCRA at 6:00 p.m. (A meet)
  • July 9:     Donaldson Run @ WCRA 6:00 p.m. (A meet)​
  • July 11:   Sleepy Hollow Bath & Racquet @ WCRA 6:00 p.m. (B meet)
  • July 14:    Wally Martin 3 meter/synchro meet @ Oak Marr Rec Center – 8:00 a.m.
  • July 16:   WCRA @ Crossepointe Hill 6:00 p.m. (A meet)
  • July 18:   Ilda & Mantua @ WCRA 6:00 pm (B meet)
  • July 21:     Crackerjack Meet @ Sideburn Run (Beginner's Meet)
  • July 23:   Camelot @ WCRA 6:00 p.m. (A meet)
  • July 25:   DIVE TEAM YEAR END BANQUET: "Blue & Orange Meet" @ WCRA at 5:30 p.m. 
  • July 28:     DIVISION IV DIVISIONALS AT WCRA
  • ​August 4:  Individual All-Stars @ Springfield, 9 a.m.

We currently have 5 A Meets within our division, and are planning 3 B Meets during the season.  There is a special 3 Meter Meet on July 15 for those divers who are interested in having an indoor 3 Meter board experience.  To dive in an A meet, the coach will have to decide if a diver qualifies and will let your diver and parent know about eligibility and readiness by the Monday before the Tuesday A meet.  We have three B meets scheduled for the season.  ALL DIVERS are eligible to participate in B Meets.  To qualify for an A Meet, the following requirements are mandatory:

FRESHMAN DIVERS:  ages 10 and under

Must be able to dive a Forward Dive (or forward jump), Back Dive (or back jump) and one additional optional dive.  This optional dive may not be a repeat of the prior dives.

JUNIOR DIVERS: ages 11 and 12

Must be able to do a Forward Dive, a Back Dive, and 2 optional dives, each from a different group of dives.  Total of 4 dives.

INTERMEDIATE DIVERS: ages 13 and 14

Must be able to do a Forward Dive, a Back dive, and 3 optional dives, each from a different group of dives.  Total of 5 dives.

SENIOR DIVERS: ages 15 to 18

Must be able to do a Forward Dive, a Back dive, an Inward dive, and 3 optional dives, each from a different group of dives.  Total of 6 dives.

We Need Volunteers!
The Dive Team is asking for your help. We need to provide judges and table workers for each meet. We also need certified referees. Only those who were judges in the past are able to become certified referees. We ask all dive team families to volunteer in some capacity. For those interested in learning to work at the scoring table, to judge or to referee, NVSL provides clinics. No experience is required and you do not need to register in advance. They are free and all are located close to WCRA!

Table Workers (Announcing, recording scores, meet secretary):

  • June 9: 9:45 am @ Arlington Forest Club, 5401 North Carlin Springs, Arlington VA 22203

Judging Clinics:

  • June 9: 9:45 a.m. @ Arlington Forest Club, 5401 North Carlin Springs, Arlington VA 22203
  • June 23: 2:00 p.m. @ Chesterbrook: 1812 Kirby Rd., Mclean 22101
  • June 26: 6:30 p.m. @ Camelot

Referee Clinics: (ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY JUDGED IN THE PAST, REQUIRED ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS TO REF AN A MEET)

  • June 13: 6:30 p.m. @ Truro: 4146 Elizabeth Lane, Annandale VA 22003
  • June 19: 6:30 p.m. @ Camelot Community Club, 3604 Balin Ct, Annandale VA 22003

Other Info
While most of our team are WCRA members, we will continue to welcome divers from neighboring pools that don’t have their own dive team. WCRA swim team members are welcome (no conflicts with swim events), as are non-swim team members. Divers often wear the WCRA swim team suits for competition, but team suits are not required.

Volunteers are crucial to the team’s success. We need parents to help referee and judge meets, work at the scoring and announcers table, sell food at meets, etc. Liz Smith and Stephanie McNamara have agreed to serve as informal team reps and to help (thank you!), but there are plenty of jobs for everyone. See clinic times and locations above, but there are lots of volunteer positions that require no training whatsoever!

Tell a friend, bring a friend, and come out and try DIVE this summer!

Any questions? Please email wakefieldchapeldive@gmail.com or contact the dive team rep, David Grannis, at dagrannis@gmail.com.