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DIVE TEAM

**NEW INFORMATION (Updated 05/29/21)**

Important Dates

June 1/2: First days of practice. Dive reps on deck to answer questions.

June 13: Exhibition Meet at HOME, 4 pm

June 17: Last day of Before School Out practice schedule

June 20: HOME meet with Regency Estates, 9 am (warm-ups 8 am)

June 21: Start of After School Out practice schedule

June 27: AWAY meet @ Manor Woods, 9 am (warm-ups 8:30 am)

July 5: AWAY meet @ Flower Valley, 9am (warm-ups 830am)

July 11: HOME meet with Seven Locks, 4pm  (warm-ups 3 pm)

July 18: AWAY meet @ Country Glen, 4 pm (warm-ups 3:30 pm)

July 25: Divisionals and Banquet TBD

Addresses for AWAY meets:

MW: 14410 Bauer Dr., Rockville

FV: 4510 Flower Valley Dr., Rockville

CG: 10055 Glen Rd., Potomac 



About the Montgomery County Dive League

The Montgomery County Dive League 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.

Carderock Cudas will participate in MCDL and we will be responsible to follow the rules of any MoCo waivers that have been issued to MCL in regard to holding meets. These protocols will be shared as they are made available.

Carderock Dive Team

Dive team is for children and young adults from 5-18 years old. No prior diving experience necessary. The Carderock Dive Coaches will work with new divers to teach them to safely perform basic dives, and then work with them daily to strengthen the execution of their dives.

Registration is open now. Divers may also join swim team provided they meet the swim team eligibility requirements or pre-team.


PRACTICE SCHEDULE

You will sign your diver up for scheduled practices at registration time. Due to COViD protocols, we cannot accommodate switching among different practice groups and group sizes will be limited to 10 for divers age 10 and under and 12 for divers age 11+. 

Before School Ends (June 1-June 17)

Age Group 
8U Sat
8:30-9:10 am

Sun
8:30-9:10 am
Mon
7:00-7:45 pm
OR
Tues
7:00-7:45 pm
Wed
7:00-7:45 pm

Thurs
7:00-7:45 pm
9-12 Sat
9:10-9:50 am

Sun
9:10-9:50 am
Mon
7:45-8:30 pm
OR
Tues
7:45-8:30 pm
Wed
7:45-8:30 pm

Thurs
7:45-8:30 pm
13+ Sun
9:50-10:30 am

Sat
9:50-10:30 am
Mon
8:30-9:15 pm
OR
Tues
8:30-9:15 pm
Wed
8:30-9:15 pm

Thurs
8:30-9:15 pm

After School is Out

(June 20-July 16)

Age Group Sessions*
10 and Under M-Th
8:00-8:40 am
OR
8:40-9:20 am
OR
6:20-7:00 pm
OR
7:00-7:40 pm
11+ M-Th
9:20-10:00 am
OR
7:40-8:20 pm
OR
8:20-9:00 pm

*NOTE: You must sign up for one Before School Ends and one After School is Out session at registration and those will be your diver's timeslots for the season.   

Note that some sessions are in the morning and others are in the evening--there will be no afternoon practices this year.

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In order to accommodate as many divers as possible in our COVID world, we will have to be strict about not switching between different timeslots. However, there may be other diving opportunities available, including extra sessions and extra conditioning classes. Also, completely voluntary and additional fees apply: Jonathan and Tynan will be available for private lessons both during the dive season and in August, after the official dive season ends.

If MCDL hosts divisionals/all stars there will be additional practices for those who qualify. 

FEES (You sign up for the season; there are no pro-rates)

Early Bird registration is $145 through May 15, 2021.

Regular Registration Fee: $175, for registrations completed May 16 - May 28.

Registration closes May 28.

Groups size is limited. Once registration fills up, we will take a waitlist. If we can increase capacity and add divers we will, but this is not guaranteed. Early registration is strongly encouraged. 

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Parent Involvement  MCDL is a VOLUNTEER run league. We need the help of all parents to help the program run smoothly. Each meet needs a referee, 5 judges, 4 table workers, and an announcer. Parent Volunteers are essential to make the meets happen! Please note that each family is required to volunteer a minimum of 2 times each season. Each roll listed below fulfills 1 of the required slots. In order to have a successful season, we need parent volunteers for the following

  • Meet Referee - Instructs judges and coaches before the meet. Makes decisions relative to the execution of dives in line with the rule book. (Referee clinics are offered pre-season to become certified.)
  • Meet Judge - Scores each dive. No previous diving experience necessary. Judges will be trained! (Judging clinics are offered pre-season to become certified.)
  • Meet Table Worker - Inspects dive sheets for accuracy, records judges scores, computes scores. (No official training required)
  • Meet Announcer - Announces diver, dive number, the dive, position, and degree of difficulty.

Judges/Referees Clinic Schedule - See Officials Training tab


MEET INFORMATION

2021 DIVE MEET SCHEDULE (mark availability by Thursday at 2:00pm for the following Sunday Dive Meet)

Carderock Springs

Date Division Meet Name Score
Jun 20 2 Regency Estates at Carderock Springs
Jun 27 2 Carderock Springs at Manor Woods
Jul 4 2 Carderock Springs at Flower Valley
Jul 11 2 Seven Locks at Carderock Springs
Jul 18 2 Carderock Springs at Country Glen

Meet times TBD. Home Meets will likely be Sunday Mornings. It is unknown if there will be Divisional or All-Star Competitions.


FAQ

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 of the dives?

For answers to these questions, click on the MCDL handbook. ***note-we will update this link when MCDL finalizes the 2021 edition.

https://cms.mcdiving.org/wp-content/uploads/Handbo...


DIVE TEAM REPS

Amie O'Donoghue -amieo1620@gmail.com

Lisa Adelson - lisa_adelson@aol.com

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