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The most successful age group diving team in Westchester County and the Greater New York area.  Over 10 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 now. 
Click on the Registration 2015-2016 button on the top of this page.

Click on this team picture to see our Highlight video!


Check out the team photos from the most recent meets and Future Stars Diving Camps at photos.highdivechampions.com

Updated 5/4/16
High Dive Champions
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.

Updated 12/14/15
High Dive Champions Wyatt Feist is the Overall Mens High Point winner at the 2015 Blue Dolphin Invitational this past weekend. 
Check out some great pictures of the meet at

Updated 11/2/15

High Dive Champions 2015 Halloween Classic Meet was a blast.    

More pictures at photos.highdivechampions.com Check out all the Halloween pictures at photos.highdivechampions.com

Updated 8/17/15

High Dive Champions finish Future Stars Summer Camp.
See group pictures at photos.highdivechampions.com for each week of Future Stars summer camp.

Updated 8/17/15
High Dive Champions at U.S. Diving Nationals in Orlando, Florida.
July 31-August 8, 2015
                                       Justin Sodokoff and the National Team
           Ioannis Schattman                              Kit Greenberg                       Chloe Best
                     Reid Gerken                                                    Meera Kasturi      
                   Louisa Thompson                                                    Jen Bell
More pictures at photos.highdivechampions.com  

Updated 6/28/15

High Dive Champions have nine divers advance to the 2015 U.S. Diving National Championships! HDC places 5th at Zone A Championships in Huntersville, NC on 6/16-6/21/15.

Check out all the pictures at photos.highdivechampions.com

Meera Kasturi - Zone Champion 1m & 3m                                       Reid Gerken - Double Silver Medalist
Louisa Thompson Advances                        Kit Greenberg Advances                        Chloe Best Advances

Ioannis Schattman Advances                                                              Louisa Thompson - 12-13 Star

 Jen Bell Advances                                    The Big Dogs, All Finalists - Alec DeCaprio, Connor Brisson, Justin Sodokoff

Updated 5/19/15

High Dive Champions have four YMCA National Champions in Orlando, Florida  May 14-17, 2015
Boys team takes 2nd place, Girls - 3rd place, Overall 3rd place!
     YMCA National Champion  1&3m                              High Dive Champions YMCA Team
            Louisa Thompson
        YMCA National Champion 1&3m                    YMCA National Champion 3m                    YMCA National Champion 1m
                    Reid Gerken                                                 Meera Kasturi                                            Ioannis Shattman

 Check out more pictures at photos.highdivechampions.com

Updated 5/3/15

High Dive Champions win Region 1 Championships

Check out more pictures of the Region 1 Championships at photos.highdivechampions.com
High Dive Champions take 5 teams to First Annual USA Diving Synchro Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina
Check out more pictures of the Synchro Nationals at photos.highdivechampions.com

Updated 3/18/15

The 12th Annual Kimball Cup 3/15 & 3/16
Check out more pictures of the 2015 Kimball Cup at photos.highdivechampions.com

Kimball with divers of years past...Ginni Van Katwijk, Lara Spencer & Sue Kosinski
Synchro Divers Louisa Thompson & Jessica Tonole                                    Catie McCarthy & Olivia Dilascia

Comedy Diving Show - Kimball, Ken Vigiletti, Mike Darland (Triple Horse & Rider)

Updated 2/2/15

2015 Winter Blast Diving Meet at Purchase College

Updated 12-15-14
Order your new 2015 Team Suit now at the following web address: http://summersuitsswimwear.com/product-category/hdc

Check out the Blue Dolphin Meet pictures at www.photos.highdivechampions.com

Updated 11-26-14
Check out the Halloween Classic Meet pictures at www.photos.highdivechampions.com


Updated 8-13-14
High Dive Champions have five divers earn National Finalists titles at U.S. Diving Nationals!
    Louisa Thompson                Kit Greenberg                           Jen Bell

 Justin Sodokoff                        Alec DeCaprio

For more pictures go to our News 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

Interested in joining? 
Read more about our team below.
Head Coach Mike Darland
What makes our team different...
A more experienced head coach, and coaching staff.
Great results year after year. Now over 12 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 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

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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