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The most successful age group diving team in Westchester County and the Greater New York area.  One of the best U.S. Diving Teams for developing talent. Over 15 years of developing Regional Champions, National Champions, All Americans and more.

For questions call Head Coach Mike Darland 914 522-5440
or  darland@optonline.net  

Join our team! Register starting on August 15th.
Our first practice begins Wednesday September 7th.

Click on this team picture to see our Highlight video!




    
For more photos see: photos.highdivechampions.com


Interested in joining? 
Read more about our team below.
Meet some of our National Team Divers
Our team has a proven track record of producing some of the best divers in the country.
 
Alec DeCaprio
     
Alec DeCaprio's Team Pictures in 2010 and 2016
Joined Team:
2009
Known for: Competes 5339D (Reverse 1 1/2 Somersaults with 4 1/2 Twists on the 3meter board) The only one in the U.S. to compete this dive!
Notable U.S. Diving Results: U.S.National Championship Finalist-12th Place in 2014 14-15 3m, Regional Champion 2014 14-15 1m
Kit Greenberg
 
Kit Greenberg's Team Pictures in 2010 and 2016
Joined Team:
2008
Known for: Four time U.S. Diving Regional Champion
Notable U.S. Diving Results: 2015 U.S. Diving Synchro National Championships - 9th Place on Platform with teammate Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell
 
Jen Bell's Team Pictures in 2012 and 2016
Joined Team:
2011
Known for: Three time U.S. Diving Regional Champion, AAU National Champion, YMCA National Champion
Notable U.S. Diving Results: 2015 U.S. Diving Synchro National Championships - 9th Place on Platform with teammate Kit Greenberg


Reid Gerken
 
Reid Gerken's Team Pictures in 2012 and 2016
Joined Team:
2012
Known for: 2015 YMCA National Champion, U.S.Diving Region Champion and Zone Champion runner-up (2nd place) 2015
Notable U.S. Diving Results: 2015 U.S. Diving Synchro National Championships - 12th Place on 3m 13 & Under with teammate Ioannis Schattman

Louisa Thompson
 
Louisa Thompson's Team Pictures in 2011 and 2016
Joined Team:
2010
Known for: 2011 & 2012 Regional Champion, 2014 Zone Champion on 3m & Platform, 2015 YMCA National Champion
Notable U.S. Diving Results: 2016 U.S. Diving Synchro National Championships - 11th Place on 3m 13 & Under with teammate Meera Kasturi


Meera Kasturi

    

Meera Kasturi's Team Pictures in 2013 and 2016
Joined Team:
2013
Known for: 2015 Regional Champion 1 & 3 meter, 2015 Zone Champion on 1 & 3 meter,  2015 YMCA National Champion
Notable U.S. Diving Results: 2016 U.S. Diving Synchro National Championships - 11th Place on 3m 13 & Under with teammate Louisa Thompson

Ionnis Schattman

  
Ioannis Schattman's Team Pictures in 2013 and 2016
Joined Team:
2012
Known for: 2015 Regional Champion runner-up (2nd Place) 12-13 Boys 1 & 3 meter, 2015 & 2016 YMCA National Champion
Notable U.S. Diving Results: 2015 U.S. Diving Synchro National Championships - 12th Place on 3m 13 & Under with teammate Reid Gerken

Callie Duggan

 
Callie Duggan's Team Pictures in 2013 and 2016
Joined Team:
2013
Known for: 2014 & 2015 Kimball Cup Winner
Notable U.S. Diving Results: 2014 Regional Champion runner-up (2nd Place) 9 & U 1meter, 2015 Regional Champion runner-up (2nd Place) 11 & U 3meter

                     
Head Coach Mike Darland
What makes our team different...
A more experienced head coach, and coaching staff.
More advanced training tools with a state of the art training facility.
The only program that uses trampoline training with spotting rig on a daily basis.
Plus a spotting belt over the 1-meter & 3-meter diving boards.

A more flexible program...
There are two plans,  The Limited Plan-(one day a week) or   
The Unlimited Plan -(up to 6 days a week)
Private Lessons are available to Unlimited plan divers.
All ages have classes geared to them... ages 7-18
All talent levels have classes geared to them...Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

 Meet our Coaches  
The highest level coaching in the country.
High Dive Champions is able to provide a diverse group of coaches and coaching styles. 
Each diver gets a perspective from different high level coaches on a regular basis.

                           
Sergey Meshcherskiy                       Jesus Santos                                   Emily Stotesbery
-Russian National Champion            -Marist College NCAA Diver            - Penn State MVP Diver 2013

                               
Ken Vigiletti                                    Jen Ullman                                       Connor Brisson
-Univ. of Michigan NCAA Finalist    -James Madison NCAA Diver         Indiana University NCAA Diver

Coach Darland with his Coach, Dick Kimball
What Makes Coach Darland Different...
More Experience, A Preferred Coaching Style, More Advanced Techniques

Coached as a diver by two of the most successful Olympic Coaches of all time, Dick Kimball & Ron O'Brien
Competitive National Diver on 1-meter, 3-meter & 10-meter Platform
University of Michigan - Varsity Letter Winner, Kimball Diver
U.S. Diving - Safety Certification Instructor for Coaches
U.S. Diving - Certified Instructor for Coaches for Trampoline Spotting, Dry Board Spotting & Hand Spotting
FINA Certified Judge - International Diving Judge
U.S. Diving - Association President of Southern New York Diving
AAU Diving - Chairman for Metropolitan New York District
Diving Video Analysis Specialist
U.S. Diving - Lifetime Member
MBA-Northwestern University 1989 & Successful Marketing Executive


A World Class Training Facility - Purchase College, NY
A dedicated diving well with 4 diving boards (Two 1-meter boards & Two 3-meter boards). Complete with spotting rigs used over the trampolines & 1 & 3 meter diving boards. Coach Darland utilizes all these tool on a daily basis.
2016 News Items
Check out the team photos from the most recent meets and Future Stars Diving Camps at photos.highdivechampions.com

Updated 5/4/16
Jen Bell wins Region 1 U.S. Diving Championships for 14-15 Girls 1 & 3 meter at Eisenhower Park, Long Island 4/29-5/1/16

16 High Dive Champions advance to the U.S. Diving Zone A Championships July 7-10 at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center in Rockville, Maryland.
Recent Team Highlights
5/3/15
High Dive Champions win Region 1 Championships

 

 7-16-14
High Dive Champions Win Zone Championships (July 10-13, Buffalo, NY)
12 High Dive Champions advance to National Championships!
            
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