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.

Cost

SPECIAL MIDSEASON RATE $125 for first child, $100 for each additional child per family.

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 by registering and paying our $15.00 nonrefundable insurance fee. If you decide to join, the $15.00 nonrefundable insurance fee will be credited toward your season registration.

Team Suit

We use the swimsuit selected by the Palisades Swim Team.  The Team Suit is the Speedo Endurance Plus in solid black for boys and black with green straps for girls. Purchase the suit, which will have the Palisades logo, at Sport Fair in Arlington (5010 Lee Hwy).

Practices

***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 10:45-12 noon (All ages)

Afternoon Practices Starting Tuesday after Memorial Day

  • M-F, 4:30-5:00 p.m. (10 & under divers also on swim team)
  • M-F, 5:00-5:30 p.m. (10 & under divers not on swim team)
  • M-F, 5:15-6:30 p.m.: (Divers 11-18 years old)

Morning Practices Starting after MCPS end of school year

  • M-F 9:30-10:30 a.m. (All Ages)

Coaches

We will be announcing our full coaching staff soon!

Our confirmed coaches so far: Caroline LaPlante will be returning this year, joined by Elea Levin and Jessica Buntman. Emma McDonald and Gellért Kish also will be returning this summer as assistant coaches, as will Bryn McMakin, who will be a junior coach. If you are interested in private diving lessons by one of our coaches, please coordinate with the coach directly after practice or diveteam@palisadespool.com.

Parent Representatives

Tracey Norberg and Colleen Kish

Contact email: diveteam@palisadespool.com

Please contact us 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.

Listserv

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.

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Calendar

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!

Dive Meets

Palisades competes in Division III of the Montgomery County Dive League (MCDL). All meets are at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays unless otherwise noted (click on pool names below for directions).

June 9: Rookie Meet for all NEW Divers (at Country Glen)

June 16: Manor Woods at Palisades

June 23: Palisades at Carderock Springs

June 30: North Chevy Chase at Palisades

July 7: River Falls at Palisades

July 14: Palisades at Potomac Woods

July 19 (Friday) 3 p.m.: Robin Hood Invitational Meet (for all who are not going to Divisionals)

July 21 (Sunday) 8 a.m.: Divisional Championship (by invitation) at Palisades

July 24 (Wednesday) 3 p.m.: All Stars at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center (12 & under events)

July 25 (Thursday) 3 p.m.: All Stars at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center (13 to 18 events)

Please visit Montgomery County Dive League for more information.

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.

  • Officials Clinic Sunday, June 9th (10 a.m.) – Country Glen
  • Officials Clinic Wednesday, June 12th (6:30 p.m.) – Merrimack
  • Officials Clinic Thursday, June 13th (6:30 p.m.) –Rock Creek
  • Officials Clinic Monday, June 17th (6:30 p.m.) –Westleigh