Flip and Rip (Assistant Coach)
This is a group who have outgrown our Li’l Lightning and Learn to Dive programs in terms of their skill set, attitude, and potential, but have decided that the best aspects of our sport are based around the exciting sensation of somersaulting and having fun, rather than pursue the elite path to National diving (JD II and beyond). It is realized that they may need more time to develop mentally, physically, or emotionally before continuing further in competitive diving, if they wish. Competitions also exist for this level of skill. This group has been trained up to now with the same criteria as their peers, and therefore with extra effort they can change their path towards a higher level of competition in the future. This group continues to work on improving the skills they have while adding more. Dryland training continues to play a vital role, with more emphasis on development of motor skills, power, and flexibility that diving demands. Our Flip and Rip divers work towards their competition lists on springboards and platforms, or skills that will later help the divers fulfill their competition lists. 2 ½ hour practices, 2 times per week.