DIVE COACHES AND TEAM REPS
Tuckahoe has a fantastic coaching team for our divers. We are fortunate to have Tor Strom and Claire Lewis return as our coaches this summer.
Dive Team Reps:
Dive Team Representatives are member volunteers, who love and support the TRC Dive Team! We are grateful to Krystal Workman and Saira Smith for their dedication to the coaches and team.
Want to join the Flying Tigers and experience what it’s like to dive through the air and splash into the water? No experience necessary! Please reach out to our team reps at firstname.lastname@example.org .
DIVE TEAM FAQs
When does registration begin?
Registration will open as early as June 10th. Please see our Registration page for more information.
When does dive season start and end?
For the 2020 Dive Season our modified practice schedule will begin as early as June 15th, pending Phase 2 opening. Generally, dive season officially starts with our first afternoon practice when the pool opens after Memorial Day, and ends in the last week of July with the “Black and Old” Tuckahoe-only dive meet. Normally TRC Dive Team participates in NVSL Divisionals (end of July) and All-Stars (first week of August), but NVSL has cancelled all events for the 2020 season. Please see our practice and meet schedule which we do our best to keep updated.
Can my child be on the dive team and other Tuckahoe teams like swim and tennis?
Yes! During normal operating seasons, we have a number of divers who are on multiple teams. For the modified 2020 season, please contact the Swim Team Reps and/or Tennis Team Reps to find out about their modified practice schedule.
Are there “Try Outs” for the dive team?
No tryouts are necessary! We welcome divers – even those with no experience. We have excellent coaches and assistant coaches that help divers at all levels. We want to make this a fun summer experience for the kids!
General requirements for joining the Tuckahoe Dive Team are as follows:
- Divers must be members of Tuckahoe Recreation Club in good standing
- Divers must be between the ages of five and eighteen as of June 1st (exceptions made at Coaches discretion)
- Kids must be able to jump off the board and swim to the side of the pool unassisted
How long are practices?
During our modified practice season, we are offering each diver at least two 45 minute practice sessions each week. Please make every effort to be on time to practice.
How often should divers attend practice?
During our modified practice season, we are offering each diver at least two 45 minute practice sessions each week. Please make every effort to be on time to practice.They will see significant improvement over the course of the summer 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. We will not participate in NVSL meets this year so divers are not required to wear Tuckahoe team suits.
Do all divers need a cap?
No. Caps are not recommended.
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?
No private lessons are available for the 2020 modified dive season.
When is an appropriate time to speak to Coaches?
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 the Dive Team Reps regarding ancillary team issues, not related to coaching or dive development.
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. Only if necessary, our Coaches and Team Reps may ask people to leave the practice area so the divers can concentrate.
What is my volunteer commitment?
The dive team is a small but tight community that relies on volunteers however, this year it is unclear what the volunteer needs will be. We ask that you remain open to assisting as needed.
What are the Tuckahoe-only Black and Gold and “Black and Old” Meets?
Hopefully we will be able to continue these traditions in 2020!
The Black and Gold meet is an opportunity for both divers and volunteers to participate in a “practice” meet. It is also a great opportunity to hang out with other dive families at the beginning of the season.
The “Black and Old” meet is our end-of-season meet where the kids judge and the parents dive. Get your cannonballs ready! Trophies will be awarded at this event.
How will I receive news and information?
We communicate mostly through email. You can contact a Dive Team Rep at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
What is the weather policy?
The outdoor dive well will remain open even if it’s raining, but will close if there is thunder and lightning, along with the outdoor pool. If it is raining hard enough, practice may be suspended just like if there is thunder and lightning. In both cases, if the rain/storm is not letting up, we may cancel practice. At this time we only have plans to use the outdoor pool.
If we have to cancel practice either before it starts or once it has started, we will send out an e-mail, so please check for that in case of inclement weather. Sometimes it will obviously be at the last minute. In addition, we plan to not only make sure that pool management is included in our cancellation e-mail, but we will also give the front desk a call to inform them directly.
We love our volunteers – because they are the heart of our dive team! For the 2020 modified Dive season, we are uncertain if the team will need parent volunteers. Dive Team Reps will reach out via email to let families know of any volunteer opportunities.
If you still have questions regarding Dive, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.