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Dive Team Info & Meet Schedule

Welcome to the Carderock Springs Dive Team Home Page!! 

The Carderock Springs Dive team provides a fun and safe environment for divers to learn and grow their diving skills. The Carderock Dive Team is for children and young adults from ages 6-18 years old. The team has many skilled divers returning to the boards this year and we look forward to welcoming new members to the team. No experience is needed to join the team!! Carderock Springs has the largest team in the league due to our expert coaching staff, enthusiastic divers, and spirited team atmosphere. 

The Carderock Dive Team participates in the Montgomery County Dive League (MCDL) and is responsible for following MCDL rules regarding safety and other requirements. These protocols can be found in the MCDL Handbook.  

The Carderock Dive Team is led by Head Coach, Tynan O'Donoghue. Working with Tynan is a roster of expert and experienced Dive Coaches who will work with new divers to teach them to perform basic dives safely, and work with all divers to help them strengthen the execution of their dives. 


competitions are highlighted in Cuda Blue!

June 3 (after 3 pm) FIRST DAY OF DIVE PRACTICE
June 4, 5 pm - 7 pm Purchase Team Suit in the Club House
June 5 (No Practice) Happy Graduation Coach Tynan and Coach Tim
June 9,  9:00 am Mock Meet (Carderock Only) at Caderock
June 12 (after 5:30 pm) No practice
June 14, 5 pm Pep Rally, Theme NEON
June 16, 9:00 am Mohican at Carderock Springs
June 19 (after 5:30 pm) No practice
June 21 (10U 8 - 9 am, 11+ 9 -10 am) Fun Friday! Donuts and Water Polo
June 21, 5 pm Pep Rally, Theme Halloween
June 23, 4 pm Carderock Springs at Little Falls
June 26 (after 5:30 pm) No practice
June 28 (10U 8-9 am, 11+ 9 - 10 am) Fun Friday!  Donuts and Water Polo
June 28, 5 pm Pep Rally, Theme Wild West
June 30, 8 am Potomac Woods at Carderock Springs
July 4 (all day) No practice
July 5 (10U 8 - 9 am, 11+ 9 -10 am) Fun Fridays!  Water Polo and Donuts
July 5, 5 pm Pep Rally, Theme Red, White and Blue
July 7, 9 am Country Glen at Carderock Springs
July 7, 12:30 pm BBQ to celebrate our SENIORS!!!
July 12, 6 pm Pep Rally PROM
July 14, 4 pm Carderock Springs at River Falls
July 20, 6 pm Divisionals Dinner
July 21, 8 am Divisional Championships at Carderock
July 21, 6pm Dive Team Dinner in the Pavillion
July 24, 3 pm MCDL All Stars (12 and Under) location TBD
July 25, 3 pm  MCDL All Stars (13-18) location TBD

Tentative Summer Dive Schedule for the Carderock Cuda Dive Team MCDL Division III 


The Dive Team holds practices for all divers to help them learn new skills and how to execute dives safely.  Attending practices is extremely important for all divers.  During registration, please sign up your diver for the practice time corresponding to their age group. Once school is out, divers may come in the morning OR afternoon for practice, but not both.  Morning practices tend to have fewer divers, so please consider having your diver attend the morning practice.  

EARLY SEASON, June 3 - June 14

Practices are offered Monday - Thursday each week. Dive reps will be on deck to answer questions. 

13 and up 4:00-4:45 pm
8 and under 4:45-5:30 pm
9-10 5:30-6:15 pm
11-12  615-7:00 pm

SUMMER SEASON, June 17-July 12

Morning Practice is offered Monday - Thursday each week. 

ALL AGES  9:00-10:00 am 

Afternoon Practice is offered Monday - Thursday each week*. 

13 and up 4:00-4:45 pm
8 and under 4:45-5:30 pm
9-10 5:30-6:15 pm
11-12 6:15-700 pm

*Please note, there will be no practice on June 5 and July 4. On June 12, June 19, and June 26 there will be no practice after 5:30 pm due to home swim meets. Additional practice times will be offered to divers who qualify for MCDL divisionals and all-stars.


What dives are required? How are dives scored? What are the different parts of the dive that are scored? What should a dive look like? What are the degrees of difficulty?

For answers to these questions and more, click on the MCDL 2022 Handbook 


Shelley Cohen - [email protected], 202-422-4488

About the Montgomery County Dive League

The MCDL is a developmental dive league designed to provide young divers with the opportunity to learn new skills, enhance previous achievements, and develop as strong league leaders while having fun.

The MCDL is grounded on two fundamental principles; safety and sportsmanship.

Divers compete against other children of the same age in several categories, divided by boys and girls: 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18.

The divers learn the basic front and back jumps and dives, and then more complicated somersault, reverse, inward, and twisting dives. Points are awarded to the teams for their first--, second-, and third-place finishes within each age group.

Divers may also join the swim team or pre-team, provided they meet the swim team eligibility requirements.

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