Dive Team

Updated for 2017!

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.


$195 for first child, $150 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 trial insurance fee. If you decide to join, your $15.00 trial fee will be credited toward your season registration.

Team Suit

We use the swimsuit selected by the Palisades Swim Team.  We try to have the same suit for two years, in order to help families economize.  This year, the suit will be the Speedo Endurance Plus in Solid Black (with green straps for girls).  It is being sold with the Palisades Porpoise logo via Sport Fair in Arlington (5010 Lee Hwy).

 ** Team Suits will be available to try on and for purchase Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 am at Palisades **


***No afternoon practices on Wednesday 7/5 and 7/12 due to Swim Team “B” meets.***

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, May 30

  • 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)


We are excited to announce our coaching staff for the 2017 Season!  Chloe Kim will be returning this summer for her second year as head coach of the Palisades Dive Team. Chloe has four years of experience as a dive coach, is an experienced diver, and was formerly on the National Team of the Montgomery Dive Club. She will be joined by assistant coaches Joey Canova (Dominion Dive Club) and Naomi Douek (Montgomery Dive Club).

Parent Representatives

Beth Douek & Tracey Norberg

Contact email: diveteam@palisadespool.com

Please contact us should you have any questions!


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.


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Dive Meets

In 2017, Palisades will compete in Division III 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 11: Rookie pre-meet for all NEW divers 1:00 at Manor Woods

June 18: Palisades at Manor Woods

June 25: North Chevy Chase at Palisades

July 2: Palisades at Potomac Woods

July 9: East Gate at Palisades

July 16: River Falls at Palisades (Non-divisional meet)

July 21 (Friday) 3 p.m.: Robin Hood Invitational Meet (for all who are not going to Divisionals)

July 23 (Sunday) 8 a.m.: Divisional Championship (by invitation) at North Chevy Chase

July 26 (Wednesday) 3 p.m.: All Stars at TBD (12 & under events)

July 27 (Thursday) 3 p.m.: All Stars at TBD (13 to 18 events)

Please visit Montgomery County Dive League for more information.

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.

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.

2017 Officials Clinics (click on pool names below for directions):