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Jennifer Bell

Currently attending University of Virginia!

Jen Bell's Team Pictures in 2017 and 2012
Joined Team: 
Diving Accomplishments:

2019 U.S. Diving 16-18 Region 1 Champion on 1m & 3m 

2017 U.S Diving 16-18 Region 1 Champion on 3m

2017 U.S. Diving Nationals

1m-24th Semi Final

3m-22nd Semi Final

Platform-22nd Semi Final

2016 U.S. Diving Region 1 Champion 1m & 3m

Eight time U.S. Diving Regional Champion, AAU National Champion, YMCA National Champion
2015 U.S. Diving Synchro National Championships - 9th Place on Platform with teammate Kit Greenberg

Check out all of our competitive U.S. Diving members on the Divers Page!

Updated 3/13/20

Meet Some of Our Current & Past National Team Divers

Our team has a proven track record of producing some of the best divers in the country!

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8/16/19 Announcement…
High Dive Champions is excited and proud to announce the hiring of Billy McGowan as our new full-time Associate Head Coach. 

As most of you know Billy has been with the team this past season as an assistant part-time coach. Billy is now joining on a full-time basis and brings 16 years of professional coaching to High Dive at both the Collegiate and Junior Olympic levels. Billy has coached multiple Division I Collegiate and Junior Olympic National Qualifiers including 2009 USA Diving National Champion Carolina Sculti.  He spent 3 years as the Head Diving Coach at the University of Illinois in the Big Ten Conference and was the founder and Head Coach of the Marlins Diving Club in Greenwich, CT, where he brought the team a YMCA National title in 2009 and back-to-back Regional Championships in 2009 and 2010. Billy also spent 2 years as the Head Coach at Stony Brook University where he received his Masters Degree in Physical Education.   Billy is excited to take on a leading role at High Dive Champions, bringing with him his life-long passion for the sport of diving. He and Head Coach Mike Darland will work closely together and have already begun mapping out a new and exciting direction for the team that includes a new practice structure and curriculum that will cater to all levels of diving and create a community program that is both competitively successful at the junior Olympic level as well as accessible to the beginner, novice and intermediate divers.  Please join me in welcoming Billy aboard as our new full time coach!

Ioannis Schattman

Ioannis Schattman's Team Pictures in 2017 and 2013
Joined Team: 
Known for: 

2019 High Schoo All American as a High School Freshman

2019 - 3rd Place New York State Meet Boys Championships

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

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Meera Kasturi

Meera Kasturi's Team Pictures in 2017 and 2013
Joined Team: 
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

News update:     (Posted 6/20/20)
We are rebuilding our website. Please go to to see the updated website & news about diving starting again on 7/6/20! 

(Posted 3/16/20)

Practice at Purchase College has been Cancelled Until Further Notice.

The Kimball Cup is postponed.  Previously scheduled for 3/21-3/22/20. The new date will be communicated as soon as sporting events are reinstated.

Upcoming meets at the top of this page.

​Registration for the 2019-2020 Season is open!

Click on the 2019-2020 Registration button on the top of this page. 

- Our team offers more spotted trampoline work than any other!  This training leads to faster, safer and more precise learning of dives.

- Our team has experienced coaches with amazing diving backgrounds. Check out their stories on our coaches page.

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

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