BlueFins Diving 

We are excited to continue with additional offerings under the Webster BlueFins.
As of July 2020 coach Ron Waterbury will lead the diving program.
We are currently looking to reopen registration for programs/classes.

 

Diving Program Offers

The Webster BlueFins invite you to join our diving program. The program is designed for divers of any ability level for ages 10 and up. Offerings include Beginner (Learn-to-Dive), Intermediate, and Advanced Diving and may vary. Registrations are offered on a regular basis and will open when dates are finalized for each session.

To find out more, please contact Coach Ron at bluefinsdiving@wsabluefins.com.

Bluefins Diving Philosophy

At Bluefins we want you to be the best person you can be, both in and out of the pool. As coaches we will come prepared with an advanced skill set to maximize your learning potential and will always have a positive attitude, patience and provide encouragement each and every practice. Knowing that no two divers are the same, we are experienced in recognizing learning styles and can easily adapt our coaching techniques to address each diver individually. It is our desire to facilitate your growth in the following areas;

Physical
  • use of proper progressions to safely teach you new dives
  • teach you skills and drills that not only increase strength and flexibility but enhance the learning process
Mental
  • to improve your diving using positive feedback and specific corrections
  • to educate you on the physics and dynamics of diving to help you learn how and why things work the way they do
  • to assist you in visualizing successful performance of mechanically correct dives

Emotional

  • to encourage unity among team members and coaching staff
  • to accept challenge and address your limitations
  • to acknowledge differences in ability and learning style
  • to give you practical solutions to minimize fear of failure and the anxiety of taking risks

As a member of Bluefins Diving it is your responsibility to respond enthusiastically to encouragement in the following areas.

Physical
  • be open to accept feedback from coaches and others
  • respond to feedback from coaches and teammates positively
  • to do your best to make corrections each time they are given
  • participate in dryland training drills and skills that will develop your strength and flexibility
Mental
  • to put forth a solid effort and be willing to try what is asked of you
  • to maintain a positive and friendly attitude towards coaches and teammates
  • to show enthusiasm and respond to feedback respectfully
  • consider others needs to be as important as your own
Emotional
  • acknowledge small improvements, look at the big picture
  • look for the positive outcomes on every dive, whether it went well or not
  • recognize that some degree of fear is the “healthy normal” for divers, and that you will succeed in the face of it
  • accept support and encouragement from coaches and others in a positive and respectful way

As coaches we strongly believe that focusing on these areas will dramatically help the diver improve both in the pool and in life. We know you will love our practices because we love coaching!

To find out more or to register, please contact BlueFins Head Coach.

Coaching Staff

Ron Waterbury

Head Coach, Diving

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Ron is a new addition in 2017 and will bring many years of coaching experience to Bluefins Diving. He started coaching during his student teaching at Victor Schools and presently finds himself with over twenty years of experience right here in Webster with both the Boys and Girls JV/Varsity school athletes.  Under his watchful eye, his divers have excelled in gaining top sectional as well as state honors; several have also pursued the sport successfully in college.

Ron was a NY State finalist and NAIA national qualifier while diving for Nazareth College, but is even more proud of his desire to remain a student of the sport these decades later. He loves reading about diving, breaking down video, and still will attend clinics and camps to further his knowledge. “I can honestly say that I love the sport now more than ever!” Importantly, Ron is also USA Diving Safety Certified.

Ron lives in Webster with his wife and visiting children, teaches middle school science in Pittsford, NY, and loves to play the trumpet!


BlueFins COVID Participation Waiver
REQUIRED ONCE
 

BlueFins COVID Health Check Form
REQUIRED EACH PRACTICE