Programs

To see which program is right for you (or your child), please review the list of program levels below, or contact RMDC directly at rockymountaindiving.info@gmail.com or 587-887-5398 to discuss your needs or goals.

Rocky Mountain Diving Club offers a range of springboard and platform diving instruction for all ages, and for all levels of skill. Typical diving programs are ten weeks in length and are offered three times per year beginning in September, January and April. Class sizes are restricted to eight participants to ensure our goal of providing quality instruction in a safe, controlled and fun environment is achieved. Summer diving programs are also available in July and August and are detailed later on this page.

Below is a description of each program level, the participant’s prerequisite age and skill level, as well as the skills which will be developed during the semester. Classes fill quickly, so to avoid disappointment, please review the list of program levels below and contact RMDC directly at admin@rockymountaindiving.ca or 403-473-4674 to discuss your or your child’s needs or diving goals.

Descriptions

Transition between Levels

Diving is a highly technical sport with many challenges like coordinating your arms and legs while jumping off a moving object (the board); falling through the air and trying to land within a close distance (1 meter) to the board – and staying in control through the whole skill. This is a lot of information for a child to take in and master. Although you, the parent and external observer, may not see many changes each day, your child is improving and consolidating skills with each class. Creating the proper movement patterns and foundation is essential to being able to move on to more difficult dives, decreasing the incidence of injury. It is common for a child to stay in each level 2 – 4 times as there are many skills to achieve in each level. This could mean that they could stay in each level for a year. Diving teaches children agility, coordination flexibility, jumping and respect for the technical environment. Diving will challenge a participant to achieve and experience skills they couldn’t imagine. Simply put, we keep your child safe and help them progress successfully thru the levels.

Swim to Dive 

We are happy to announce that we are going to partner with CTY Aquatic Literacy Inc. and launch Swim to Dive classes starting Spring 2017 at SAIT.

This program is to teach FUNdemental of all aquatic sports, and to ensure water safety to children from 6-12 years old.

Beginner

This class is designed for 6-10 years old who would like to learn how to swim.
The instructor will be teaching basic strokes and technics for swimming, by the end of the session, swimmers should be able to swim 20 meters by themselves!

The class is 60mins long – 15 minutes dryland and 45 minutes water

Advanced

This class is designed for 10-12 years old who would like to continue to develop their swimming skills and basic diving skills.

The class will be 60mins long – 15 minutes dryland and 45 minutes water
Dryland will include basic gymnastic skills, flexibility and core strength.
Water technics include flip turns, dive start, sculling technic, egg beater technics will be introduced.

All instructors are NCCP certified.

Future Champions 

This class is designed to provide 5-8 year olds with a foundation for elite performance in sport.   Each 75 minute class includes 30 minutes of stretching, tumbling and/or trampoline training and 45 minutes of diving. Instructors will focus on developing coordination, flexibility, strength while learning the fundamental skills of diving.

Participants must be able to swim on their own.

Fundamental Enhancement Class

For participants, aged 7-16, who wants to enhance and master their fundamental skills such as board-usage, entries to proceed to higher levels such as Novice and Intermediate level.

Gym & Dive

For participants, aged 5-8, no previous diving experience required.
Want to tumble like gymnasts and dive like a diver? This is THE PROGRAM!
Participants will be developing the fundamental skills such as jumps, coordination, agility skills. They will be bouncing on trampoline and jumping on dryboard; and of coarse diving of springboards.
The Program will be taught by a gymnastics and diving certified coach.

Participants MUST BE able to swim on their own.

Beginner 1

For participants, aged 7-16, with no previous diving experience. Basic springboard diving skills will be introduced along with dry land training and conditioning on trampoline and pit board. Participants must be comfortable in deep water and must be able to swim to the edge of the pool unassisted.

Beginner 1.5

For participants aged 7 – 16 who have successfully achieved Very Good to Excellent on most of the skill of Beginner 1, but are at Good on the rest of the skills.

Beginner 2

For participants, aged 7-16, who have successfully completed Beginner 1. Skills taught will include trampoline skills, diving specific conditioning, front & back dive from the 1m board, various jumps in different positions, and various other skills from both 1m & 3m.

Novice 1

For participants, aged 7-16, who have successfully completed Beginner 1 and 2. Beginner level skills will be reviewed and more advanced skills will be introduced. Dry land training and conditioning will include pit board and trampoline. Platform diving is introduced in this level.

Novice 2

For participants, aged 7-16, who have successfully completed Novice 1.

Intermediate 1

For participants, aged 11-16, who have successfully completed Novice 1 and 2. Novice level skills will be reviewed and more advanced skills will be introduced on one and three meter springboards and platform.

Intermediate 2

For participants, aged 11-16, who have successfully completed Intermediate 1. Higher level skills will be introduced. Bubbles and belt training will be introduced.

Masters Diving

For participants, 16+ years, who wish to learn diving fundamentals in a controlled, safe and fun environment. No previous experience needed!