Dive Team

Updated for 2018!

The Palisades Dive Team is a great way to learn or improve your diving and build confidence and friendships in an atmosphere of friendly competition. Diving teaches kids body control, acrobatic skills, mental focus and competitiveness. It’s also a lot of fun! All children who can swim in the deep well to the ladder are welcome, up to age 18.  For the summer dive season, a diver’s age for competition is the diver’s age as of June 1.

Cost

$199 for first child, $159 for each additional child per family.

Try it Out!

Not sure if Dive Team is Right for you? We offer a trial for NEW DIVERS ONLY to try it out for up to two practices by registering and paying our $15.00 nonrefundable insurance fee. If you decide to join, the $15.00 nonrefundable insurance fee will be credited toward your season registration.

Team Suit

We use the swimsuit selected by the Palisades Swim Team.  The 2018 Team Suit is the Speedo Endurance Plus in solid black for boys and black with green straps for girls. Purchase the suit, which will have the Palisades logo, at Sport Fair in Arlington (5010 Lee Hwy). Sports Fair will also be on hand on Memorial Day, May 28 at 10 am for families wishing to try on sizes and purchase a swimsuit with the Palisades logo.

Practices

***No afternoon practices on Wednesdays when Palisades is hosting Swim Team “B” meets.*** For 2018, those dates are 6/20 and 6/27.

Practices will include both land and board work. Divers are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible.

Memorial Day Weekend

  • Sat/Sun/Mon 10:45-12 noon (All ages)

Afternoon Practices Starting Tuesday after Memorial Day

  • M-F, 4:30-5:00 p.m. (10 & under divers also on swim team)
  • M-F, 5:00-5:30 p.m. (10 & under divers not on swim team)
  • M-F, 5:15-6:30 p.m.: (Divers 11-18 years old)

Morning Practices Starting after MCPS end of school year

  • M-F 9:30-10:30 a.m. (All Ages)

Coaches

We are excited to announce our coaching staff for the 2018 Season!  Chloe Kim will be returning this summer for her third year as head coach of the Palisades Dive Team. Chloe has over five years of experience as a dive coach, is an experienced diver, and was formerly on the National Team of the Montgomery Dive Club. Chloe is joined by head coaches Caroline LaPlante and Samantha Buxbaum. Caroline is an experienced diver and coach who dove for many years on the National Team of Montgomery Dive Club and just completed her first year at Colgate University, where she dove in the NCAA Patriot League. Caroline will be coaching primarily in the mornings for us this summer. Samantha, an accomplished gymnast, is returning to coach again at Palisades after a several year hiatus. She is a graduate of Colorado College and will be headed to graduate school in the fall. Samantha will join us for the last part of the season, starting the last week in June for morning and afternoon practices. Emma McDonald will be an assistant coach this summer. Our junior coaches are Gellért Kish and Bryn McMakin. Emma, Gellért and Bryn all dive on the National Team of the Montgomery Dive Club and are veteran Palisades summer divers. If you are interested in private diving lessons by one of our coaches, please email the coach directly or diveteam@palisadespool.com.

Parent Representatives

Beth Douek & Tracey Norberg

Contact email: diveteam@palisadespool.com

Please contact us should you have any questions!

Parent Participation

The dive team offers opportunities for you to be involved too! Volunteer jobs include scorers, referees, and ribbon writers. We need 6-8 parent volunteers per meet to make each meet a success. Please watch for emails during the season with requests for parent volunteers.

Listserv

Please join our email listserv so you don’t miss out on any Dive Team news!  We use this listserv as the primary communication tool during the season for updates about practices, meets and social events.

Calendar

Please subscribe to our calendar on your computer or mobile device! Then you will have all of the latest practice, meet and officials clinic information at your fingertips!

Dive Meets

In 2018, Palisades will compete in Division II of the Montgomery County Dive League (MCDL). All meets are at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays unless otherwise noted (click on pool names below for directions).

June 10: Rookie Meet for all NEW Divers at Palisades 10 a.m.

June 17: Palisades at Country Glen  – Volunteer now!

June 24: Glenwood at Palisades – Volunteer now!

July 1: Palisades at Flower ValleyVolunteer now!

July 8: Regency Estates at Palisades – Volunteer now!

July 15: Non-divisional meet at Mill Creek TowneVolunteer now!

July 20 (Friday) 3 p.m.: Robin Hood Invitational Meet (for all who are not going to Divisionals)

July 22 (Sunday) 8 a.m.: Divisional Championship (by invitation) at Glenwood

July 25 (Wednesday) 3 p.m.: All Stars at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center (12 & under events)

July 26 (Thursday) 3 p.m.: All Stars at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center (13 to 18 events)

Please visit Montgomery County Dive League for more information.

Clinics for Parent Officials

Learn to be a judge or referee! This is a great way to learn more about the sport and actively participate in dive meets.

  • Officials Clinic Sunday, June 10th (10 a.m.) – Country Glen
  • Officials Clinic Wednesday, June 13th (6:30 p.m.) – Westleigh
  • Officials Clinic Thursday, June 14th (6:30 p.m.) – Seven Locks
  • Officials Clinic Monday, June 18th (6:30 p.m.) – Mohican