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.
Comedy Diving Show - Kimball, Ken Vigiletti, Mike Darland (Triple Horse & Rider)
YMCA National Champion 1&3m
2015 Winter Blast Diving Meet at Purchase College
Catie McCarthy & Olivia Dilascia
YMCA National Champion 1&3m
Kimball with divers of years past...Ginni Van Katwijk, Lara Spencer & Sue Kosinski
Synchro Divers Louisa Thompson & Jessica Tonole
Ioannis Schattman Advances
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High Dive Champions win Region 1 Championships
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High Dive Champions take 5 teams to First Annual USA Diving Synchro Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina
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YMCA National Champion 1m
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Louisa Thompson - 12-13 Star
High Dive Champions Wyatt Feist is the Overall Mens High Point winner at the 2015 Blue Dolphin Invitational this past weekend.
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High Dive Champions 2015 Halloween Classic Meet was a blast.
Meera Kasturi - Zone Champion 1m & 3m
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High Dive Champions finish Future Stars Summer Camp.
See group pictures at photos.highdivechampions.com for each week of Future Stars summer camp.
Reid Gerken - Double Silver Medalist
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!
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.
Head Coach Mike Darland
Jen Bell Advances
Louisa Thompson Advances
YMCA National Champion 3m
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
Kit Greenberg Advances
High Dive Champions YMCA Team
Justin Sodokoff and the National Team
High Dive Champions at U.S. Diving Nationals in Orlando, Florida. July 31-August 8, 2015
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High Dive Champions Win Zone Championships (July 10-13, Buffalo, NY)
12 High Dive Champions advance to National Championships!
Chloe Best Advances
The Big Dogs, All Finalists - Alec DeCaprio, Connor Brisson, Justin Sodokoff