Whirlwind Diving

Whirlwind Diving Teams

Whirlwind Diving is for all levels, beginner to advanced. Athletes are grouped and trained in the below competitive and non-competitive levels.

New members must schedule an evaluation with Coach Adam Vance. Please call Adam at 203-966-4528 x158 to schedule the evaluation. The evaluation fee of $40 must be paid at the front desk PRIOR to the evaluation. Please bring receipt to pool deck.

Diving Programs

Bronze- 3 month sessions starting mid-September

This group is designed for the beginner diver with no or limited skill set in the sport of diving.  Participants will not attend competitions.  Divers will primarily use the one meter springboard, dry diving board, pool side platforms, and one meter platform.  They will begin learning about dive directions, positions, proper entry into the water head first, and spatial awareness.

Commitment: Two days a week for one hour

Silver- 3 month sessions starting mid-September

This group is designed for the diver who has graduated from the Bronze group, or has the skill set evaluated by a coach to enter this group. The age group for this is 10 and under.  Divers will use the one meter springboard, three meter springboard, dry diving board, one meter platform, pool side platform, and harness during their sessions.  Divers will compete in intra-squad competitions at the NCYMCA, and possibly other local Fairfield County locations.

Commitment: Two or Three Days a week for 90 minutes

Gold- 3 month sessions starting mid-September

This group is designed for divers 11 and over, that are working towards competitive diving lists on one and three meter.  A coach evaluation is needed to enter this group.  Divers will use the one meter springboard, three meter springboard, dry diving board, one meter platform, pool side platform, and harness during their sessions. Divers will compete in intra-squad competitions at the NCYMCA, and possibly other local Fairfield County locations.

Commitment: Two or Three Days a week for 90 minutes

Junior Olympic Team (Invitation Only)

Blue Team- 3 month sessions starting mid-September

The blue team is designed for the high school diver that wants to enhance their one meter diving for the high school season.  Divers in this group will train on one meter with three meter skills.

White Team (Ages 13 & under) and Red Team (Ages 14 & over)

This is a year round program starting in September and ending late July. Athletes must have a JO list of dives in order to be in these groups.  These groups are designed for participants who need a more exclusive practice setting.  Divers in these levels will travel out of state for competitions including invitationals, YMCA Nationals, USA Diving Regional, Zone, and National Championships.

Commitment: 5-6 days a week