BlueFins Diving 

 

BlueFins Diving is a recreational diving club that seeks to accommodate divers of a broad range of ability levels aged 10 and over.

Bluefins Diving is committed to keeping learning groups small, and in so doing allows athletes to receive personalized instruction while maintaining a focus on diving fundamentals.

Whether it is a beginner comfortable in the water that wants to learn the sport, an intermediate diver that is seeking to learn some new dives in the offseason, or an advanced competitor that wants to keep sharp with the opportunity for more board time, Bluefins wants to be there to assist you.

Registration takes place and can be paid for directly on this BlueFins website. Registrants must have signed a BlueFins participation waiver, and show proof of AAU Diving membership before participating in classes. For record keeping purposes, the AAU Diving membership needs to be attached to the BlueFins Diving club ID,  #W346E4.

Good news! Beginning the week of September 13, BlueFins Diving is now able to offer a class for beginning divers, only, one time a week, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00. The fall session of 12 weeks for “Sapphire” will commence September 15 and run through December 15 (no class held November 3rd or 24th). The registration fee is $200. Registration is closed for this session.

 

Level*

Name

Class Times


Hrs/week


# of Lessons


Total Hrs

Session Fee

Beginner Sapphire

Sept 15-Dec 15
6:30 - 8 PM
(no class 11/3 or 11/24)

1-1/2 12 18 $200
Mixed: Intermediate /
Advanced
Indigo/Royal --- --- --- --- ---

 

  • Beginner divers - (Sapphire) need only to be able to swim, but willing to try new skills that may feel unfamiliar.
  • Intermediate divers - (Indigo) typically fit the profile of a “JV” diver, and often are on the cusp of turning single somersaults in each direction to dives with one and one-half revolutions.
  • Advanced divers -  (Royal) typically fit the profile of a varsity athlete with a full list of 11 dives.

 

Ron Waterbury

Head Coach, Diving

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Ron brings 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!” 

Ron is a recently retired middle school science teacher who lives in Webster with his wife and visiting children, and loves to play the trumpet!