When does registration begin?
Registration for the Tuckahoe Dive Team will open in April. Please see our Registration page for more information.
When does dive season start and end?
Are there "Try Outs" for the dive team?
There are no tryouts, however, the general requirements for joining the Tuckahoe Dive Team are that you are:
- a member of Tuckahoe Recreation Club in good standing
- are at least 5 years of age as of June 1 (exceptions made at Coaches discretion)
- are able to swim the length of the pool (25 meters) in either freestyle or backstroke
- are able to maintain attention and energy for a 60-minute practice
New Divers will be required to attend an evaluation. You may, however, Register (insert link here) in advance of the evaluation. Evaluations help the coaches confirm before practice begins that new Divers can complete the basic skills. A Schedule for Evaluations times will be posted in April.
How long are practices?
Practices last approximately 60 minutes. Please make every effort to be early to practice and ready to start promptly.
How often should divers attend practice?
While area schools are in session, dive practice is held every weekday afternoon and Saturday mornings. During the summer recess, practice is held every weekday morning. Divers are encouraged to come as often as fits your schedule. Divers improve the more they dive.
What suit should divers wear?
For practice, divers may wear any suit they wish to, however, we encourage a one-piece suit that fits snugly with little drag. For meets, divers are encouraged to wear their Tuckahoe team suit. Exceptions will be made at the discretion of the coaches.
Do all divers need a cap?
Caps are not encouraged.
When is the Dive well assigned for Practice?
Does an adult need to remain at Tuckahoe during practice?
We do not have a set rule regarding dropping off a child at practice but it is not uncommon for our youngest divers to have an issue during practice that requires parental help. Our coaches and volunteers are not in a position to leave practice to care for a diver in such event. We therefore strongly encourage that all of our 8 and under divers have an adult at TRC that may assist the child should they be unable to complete practice. If you intend to have another individual stay with your children during practice, please note that Tuckahoe By-laws require all visitors to be members or pay a guest fee each day they visit including when attending a Dive practice. You will need to make the appropriate arrangements with our front desk staff in advance. For our older divers, in most situations it is reasonable to "drop off" assuming you intend to return before practice ends.
Are Coaches available for Private Lessons?
Yes. Most of our coaching staff do make themselves available for private lessons. Please feel free to approach any of our coaches and discuss availability and that individual coach's pricing.
When is an appropriate time to speak to Coaches?
Our Coaches and Divers work best together when they are able to concentrate on each other during practice. While our coaches like to be available to parents, please do not disturb a coach during practice to ask questions and please also try to avoid "hovering" over practice. Anyone not participating in an ongoing practice is asked to stay a reasonable distance away from our dive well so as to not disturb the coaching staff or distract the divers. Our Coaches and Team Reps reserve the right to ask people to leave the practice area if this becomes an issue. Questions can be addressed after practice or at other times around the dive well. Coaches are also available to answer questions via email but please recognize that their jobs do not allow them the ability to check email routinely throughout the day. Feel free to communicate with Team Reps regarding ancillary team issues, not related to coaching or dive development.
Which Divers Dive in Thursday B Meets?
We have three Thursday Night (developmental) meets and all registered divers are eligible and encouraged to dive. Coaches will ask divers at the dive well if the diver will be participating in the forthcoming B-meet event. The diver must get back to the coach no later than Thursday Morning by the end of Practice so that the meet sheet can be completed.
How are Diver's selected to participate in Tuesday A Meets?
We have five Tuesday (competitive or dual) A Meets against other NVSL Division 2 pools this season. Our Head Coach may only select a maximum 26 divers per meet in NVSL Dual Meets. One of our Coaches will send out an e-mail on Monday night listing who will dive in the A meet. in order for a diver to qualify for the A meet a specific number of dives are required, to request this list of dives please reach out to the dive team reps.
What is my volunteer commitment?
Each Dive team family is required to volunteer according to number of divers. For example, if you have one diver your volunteer commitment would be three volunteer spots OR if you have two divers you would have six volunteer spots during the swim season. We need your help at meets and social events. Almost all of our events are volunteer organized so please be generous with your time. If you are unable or unwilling to volunteer you must pay a non-volunteer fee of $150 per family at the beginning of the season. If you fail to volunteer or pay the fee, your family account with the Dive team will be automatically charged the fee and you will receive an emailed billed through Active.com. Families with outstanding statements will be unable to register for subsequent Dive seasons until balances are paid in full.
When should my Divers report for a meet?
For Home meets, Divers should arrive by 4:00 pm for a warm-up. For away meets, Divers should report to the host pool by 5:00 pm for warm-up.
What is the Tuckahoe Ball?
At the end of July, we celebrate the end of our season with a semi-formal event with food, drinks, an award ceremony and dancing for the Swim, Dive and Tennis teams.
Who gets a trophy?
All kids who Dive in at least one meet will receive a trophy.
How is a team record set?
A team record can be set in a Tuesday NVSL meet against another team. A record cannot be set at Tuckahoe's internal Black and Gold meet. NVSL Records may only be broken at Tuesday Dual Meet or at Divisional or All-Star events.
What are Potluck Dinners?
Each Dive team family is invited to bring a dish to share for potluck dinners for our Black and Gold and Black and Old. You will be given a food assignment based on your family name. All potluck dinners are held at the lower level next to the snack bar and begin at 6:00 pm.
How will I receive news and information?
We communicate mostly through email and the website. We also enjoy posting updates, news, fun facts, and team pictures to our facebook site (insert link). You can contact a Dive Team Rep at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
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