Overview

Diving is a unique sport that involves the development of athletic skills including strength, stamina, balance and coordination. At the same time diving promotes artistic self-expression as the diver’s body moves through the air. Diving is, therefore, considered by many to be both a sport and a form of art, and such, provides excellent opportunities for individuals to develop a broad range of athletic, artistic, and personal life skills such as goal-setting, concentration and emotional control.

 

Joining the diving team with the Coquitlam Sharks, children build friendships, cheer each other on, and have a lot of fun in a team environment.

 

Divers: Beginners & Experienced

Children aged six and up are welcome, if they are of sufficient maturity to take instruction, comfortable with the deep end of the pool and able to participate in a group lesson. Beginner and advanced divers train to perform dives from all the dive groups, including forward, backward, reverse, inward and twisting dives.

 

During the summer season we have on average approximately 30 divers participating in our program. The coaches will divide the groups depending on their level of experience.

 

BCSSA Registration Form

All divers are required to complete the BC Diving Form, and pay the $35.00 registration fee, if you have not already done so in 2010. BCSSA Diving is the amateur sport governing body for the sport of springboard and platform diving in British Columbia and Coquitlam Sharks is a member club.

 

Summer Diving Practices/Meets

During the summer season, divers will be practicing three to four times a week. There are several competitions throughout the summer months, where divers have an opportunity to compete in one-meter and three-meter springboard events. Divers are encouraged to participate in any or all of the competitions.

 

Typically there are six (6) dive meets per summer, including the Sharks’ two invitational meets, the Regional meet and the Provincial meet held usually in mid-August.

Meets Age Groups

The age groups for BCSSA meets (held during the summer months) are:

 

  • 8 & under
  • 9 & 10
  • 11 & 12
  • 13 & 14
  • 15 & 16
  • 17 & 18

Expectations of Diving Athletes

All divers must follow certain rules to ensure safety at all times and maximum enjoyment of the sport:

  1. Please arrive on time for warm-ups
  2. Running shoes are required for warm-ups for either indoor or outdoor pools
  3. If you need to leave the class early, please tell your coach at the beginning of the class
  4. After you go off the diving board, swim directly to the side of the pool
  5. NEVER swim in front of the diving board
  6. Follow your coach’s instructions before each dive
  7. Listen to your coach for feedback after each dive
  8. Be respectful and encouraging of your teammates

 

Practice Locations

Our home pool, Spani, is located in beautiful Mundy Park, in the heart of Coquitlam. Practices are scheduled most days of the week. We also have some practices at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, Eagle Ridge, and CCAC pools.

 

Pool locations and maps

Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex
633 Poirier St.
Coquitlam, B.C.
Phone: 604.927.6027
Map: Chimo Aquatic Centre

 

Spani Outdoor Pool
655 Hillcrest Street
Coquitlam, B.C.
Phone: 604-927-6027
Map: Spani Pool

 

City Centre Aquatic Complex
1210 Pinetree Way,
Coquitlam, B.C.
Phone: 604-927-6999
Map: CCAC

 

Eagle Ridge Outdoor Pool
1200 Lansdowne Drive
Coquitlam, B.C.
Phone: 604-927-6999
Map: Eagle Ridge Pool

 

Fall & Winter Diving

Coquitlam Sharks Club offer diving lessons for kids aged 6 and up. This program is available to new divers as well as BCSSA summer divers who wish to continue training during the winter. Have a fun time while learning diving skills, as well as the life skills of discipline, focus, and overcoming fear! This is a recreational program, focusing on maintaining and improving skills. Children must be comfortable in the deep water.

 

Registrants may be required to complete the BCSSA registration form on the first day of classes if they are new members.

 

For inquiries, please contact the Diving Director at diving@coquitlamsharks.org

 




We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia