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Welcome to the High Dive Champions Website...
The most successful age group diving team in Westchester County and the Greater New York area.  Over 10 years of developing Regional Champions, County Champions, National Champions, All Americans and more.

For questions call ...Head Coach Mike Darland 914 522-5440.


Join our team today! Check out our Registration Page.

Updated 7-16-14
High Dive Champions Win Zone Championships (July 10-13, Buffalo, NY)
12 High Dive Champions advance to National Championships!
For more photos see: photos.highdivechampions.com

Updated 6-10-14
U.S. Diving Summer Region 1 Results (June 6-8, Ewing,NJ)
High Dive Champions Girls team win First Place!
High Dive Champions overall team Second Place.
Justin Sodokoff is Regional Champion on 1m & 3m!
15 High Dive Champions advance to Zone Championships.

Updated 5-19-14

High Dive Champions win three National YMCA Champion Titles in Fort Lauderdale, Florida May 16-18!

Justin Sodokoff is YMCA National Champion in 14-15 Boys Platform event and 3-meter event.

Jen Bell is YMCA National Champion in 12-13 Girls 1-meter event.

Justin Sodokoff YMCA National Champion on 1-meter & Tower events             Justin with 2012 Tower Olympic Champion David Boudia

Jen Bell - YMCA National Champion on 1-meter                      Jen Bell receives gold medal from Olympic Champion David Boudia

Additional YMCA National Finalists include:
Kit Greenberg - 12-13 Girls 1-meter 2nd Place, 3-meter 4th Place, Platform 3rd Place

Katie Laverty - 12-13 Girls 3-meter 3rd Place, 1-meter & Platform 4th Place

Elodie Nix -12-13 Girls 3-meter 7th Place, Platform 8th Place

            Kit Greenberg                                                Katie Laverty                                              Elodie Nix

Updated 4-28-14
High Dive Champions place fourth at East National Championships.
Over 50 teams attended the East National Championships in Largo Florida.
Congratulations to the High Dive Champion Finalists and Team members.


National Finalists
 Alec DeCaprio 2nd Place-1 meter 5th Place-3 meter                    Jen Bell   3rd Place-1 meter   4th Place-3 meter
Justin Sodokoff   4th Place-3 meter 6th Place-1 meter
                              Kit Greenberg   6th Place-3 meter

Katie Laverty   7th Place-1 meter, 10th Place-3meter

     For more great pictures go to www.photos.highdivechampions.com

Updated 4-7-14
High Dive Champions win 2014 Kimball Cup. 

Updated 3-17-14
High Dive Champions have three Regional Champions and advance 11 divers to East Nationals.
Alec DeCaprio                             Jen Bell                                            Kit Greenberg

Updated 2-24-14
Champions Challenge Diving Meet Sunday 3-2-14
Check out all the photos at www.photos.highdivechampions.com

Updated 2-10-14
Whirlwind Winter Weekend Meet 2/7-2/9/14
High Dive Champions win 8  First Place Titles
Callie Dugan                             9&Under Girls 3m
Jordan Klein                              9&Under Girls 1m
Katie Laverty                            12/13 Girls 3m
Kit Greenberg                           12/13 Girls 1m
Katie Laverty/Kit Greenberg     13 & Under Synchro
Kit Greenberg                            14/15 Girls 1m
Alec DeCaprio                           14/15 Boys 3m
Sean PiacenteMasters              Gold Mens 3m


Winter Blast Diving Meet 1-13-14
- Held at Purchase College on Saturday January 11th
See more Winter Blast pictures at www.photos.highdivechampions.com

Have a 2014 team suits for all meets in 2014!
See the 2013-14 Apparel & Gear page for order details.

Updated 8-10-13
Nine Divers represented High Dive Champions at this past summers Junior & Age Group Nationals.
Click on 2013 National Team tab above to see the detailed results.

High Dive Champions -  2013 Spring Regional Champions at West Point

Interested in joining? 
Read more about our team below.
Head Coach Mike Darland
What makes our team different...
A more experienced head coach.
Great results year after year. Now 10 years of County Champions, National Champions All Americans and more.
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 diving board.

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 divers.
All ages have classes geared to them... ages 7-18
All talent levels have classes geared to them...Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

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
Dartfish Diving Video Analysis Specialist
U.S. Diving - Lifetime Member

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.

 Coaches and Guest 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. All divers are coached by the head coach and co-head coach nearly every practice.  Guest coaches include Olympic Coach Dick Kimball.
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