Dive Team

The Palisades Dive Team is a great way to learn or improve your diving and build confidence and friendships in an atmosphere of friendly competition. Diving teaches kids body control, acrobatic skills, mental focus and competitiveness. It’s also a lot of fun! All children who can swim in the deep well to the ladder are welcome, up to age 18.  For the summer dive season, a diver’s age for competition is the diver’s age as of June 1.


$215 per diver (includes $15 insurance fee)


Try it Out!

Not sure if Dive Team is right for you? We offer a trial for NEW DIVERS ONLY to try it out for up to two practices for $15.00.


Team Suit

We use the swimsuit selected by the Palisades Swim Team.  Stay tuned for more info!


***No afternoon practices on Wednesdays when Palisades is hosting Swim Team “B” meets.***

Practices will include both land and board work. Divers are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible.

Memorial Day Weekend

  • Sat/Sun/Mon 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (All ages)

Afternoon Practices Starting Tuesday after Memorial Day

Weekdays, June 1 – July 16

  • 10 & under: 4-5 p.m.
  • 11 & up: 5-6 p.m.

Morning Practices 

Weekdays, June 21 – July 16, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.


Will McCollum and Emma McDonald, Co-Head Coaches

Bryn McMakin, Assistant Coach

Parent Representative

Tracey Norberg

Contact email: diveteam@palisadespool.com

Please contact me should you have any questions!

Parent Participation

The dive team offers opportunities for you to be involved too! Volunteer jobs include scorers, referees and ribbon writers. We need 6-8 parent volunteers per meet to make each meet a success. Please watch for emails during the season with requests for parent volunteers.


Please join our email listserv so you don’t miss out on any Dive Team news!  We use this listserv as the primary communication tool during the season for updates about practices, meets and social events.


Please subscribe to our calendar on your computer or mobile device! Then you will have all of the latest practice, meet and officials clinic information at your fingertips!

2021 Dive Meets

Palisades competes in Division III of the Montgomery County Dive League (MCDL). Meets will be held on Sundays, at either 4 pm or in the morning, depending on the agreement reached by both competing pools. Due to COVID considerations, MCDL is not planning any divisional or all-stars meets at this time.

June 20: Palisades at Potomac Woods

June 27: Little Falls at Palisades

July 4: Palisades at North Chevy Chase

July 11: River Falls at Palisades

July 18: Palisades at Old Farm

Please visit Montgomery County Dive League for more information.

2021 Virtual Clinics for Parent Officials

Learn to be a judge or referee! This is a great way to learn more about the sport and actively participate in dive meets.

  • Recertification Trainings (attend one only)
    • Thursday, May 27th 7pm to 8:15pm (Judge) and 8:30pm to 9pm (Ref)
    • Thursday, June 3rd 7pm to 8:15pm (Judge) and 8:30 to 9pm (Ref)
  • Training for New Judges & or Referees (attend one only)
    • Thursday, June 10th 7pm to 8:15pm (Judge) and 8:30 to 9pm (Ref)
    • Sunday, June 13th 7pm to 8:15pm (Judge) and 8:30 to 9pm (Ref)
    • Monday, June 21st 7pm to 8pm – wellness/Q&A session