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WELCOME TO THE 2019 MHC DIVE TEAM

 The MHC Dive Team is looking forward to another great season of diving. This year we will be competing in NVSL Dive Division 2, along with our good friends from Arlington Forest, Lee Graham, Old Keene Mill, Truro & Walden Glen.  

We are thrilled to have Nathan Holt as our head coach and look forward to seeing returning team members, and new faces as well!

MHC DIVE TEAM REGISTRATION - Registration is open! Register and pay online, Register online and pay in-person via check at the pool on Memorial Day (May 27th) from 3-5pm, or Register online and bring check to the first dive practices.  What we would love, is to meet you on Memorial Day at the Meet the Coaches Event!

TRY IT OUT FOR A WEEK - Once a safety waiver has been signed, your diver can ‘try-out’ the dive team for one week before payment is required.  We ask that all potential divers register online and if you are not 100% sure to choose the pay 'offline' at checkout. This way you can try it for a week, then comeback and pay the pending Invoice online.
The Piranhas Dive Team welcomes new members, so please come on out!  We’ve had children as young as four on the team, so don’t let age be an issue - the younger they start, the better! Our dive team philosophy is to become the best divers we can, to demonstrate good sportsmanship & team spirit, and to have a fun & safe summer. Safety waivers are available below under the 'Important Links' area, and paper copies will be at practices.

PRACTICES & MEETS  Dive practices will usually be in the afternoon from Monday – Friday; 10 years old and younger practice 4-5 pm, while 11 year olds & older practice 5-6pm.  If you have a conflict, come to as much of the practice as you are able, regardless of age. Once the dual meets start, Tuesday practices become our team warm-ups right before Tuesday evening meets.  On Wednesday mornings after a meet, we celebrate with a Fun Day & Team breakfast.  Our Dive Team calendar is posted on the pool bulletin board and is also online.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS - We need volunteers to run a Dive Meet!   MHC provides two or three Judges to rate each dive on a scale of one to ten, and Table Workers to record scores after each dive and then add up the diver’s score. Finally, Concessions workers feed our hungry divers and raise funds to subsidize our team.  There are NVSL clinics scheduled to teach you everything you need to know.  The 2019 NVSL clinic dates are posted online and on the bulletin board.  Training is free and no pre-registration is necessary.

QUESTIONS? - 
Please contact the MHC Dive Team Rep,
Karen Lant,
at 
mhcdiveteam@gmail.com or (703) 376-1570.



2019 Dive team calendar


If you would like this calendar in PDF format to print click HERE
WEEK 1:

May 27 - Registration at the pool from 3-5pm

May 28 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

May 29 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

May 30 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

May 31 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

WEEK 2:

June 3 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 4 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 5 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 6 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 7 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

WEEK 3:

June 10 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 11 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 12 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 13 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 14 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

WEEK 4:

June 17 – MORNING dive practice: All ages: 9-10am

June 18 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 19 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 20 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 21 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

WEEK 5:

June 24 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 25 – 1st DUAL MEET – Old Keene Mill @ MHC - 6-9pm (MHC Warm Up 4-5pm)

June 26 - MORNING Fun Day & Team Breakfast - 9-10:30am

June 27 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

June 28 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

WEEK 6:

July 1 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

July 2 2nd DUAL MEET - MHC @ Arlington Forest - 6-9pm (MHC Warm Up 5-5:45pm)

July 3 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

July 4 - No practice, Happy 4th!  Family Fun at MHC from 1-5pm

July 5 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

WEEK 7:

July 8 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

July 9 – 3rd DUAL MEET – Lee Graham @ MHC - 6-9pm (MHC Warm Up 4-5pm)

July 10 - MORNING Fun Day & Team Breakfast - 9-10:30am

July 11 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

July 12 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

July 14 – Wally Martin Memorial Meet @ Oak Marr Rec Center

WEEK 8:

July 15 - MORNING dive practice: All ages: 9-10am

July 16 - 4th DUAL MEET @ Truro - 6-9pm (MHC Warm Up 5-5:45pm)

July 17 - MORNING Fun Day & Team Breakfast - 9-10:30am

July 18 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

July 19 - Dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

July 21 - CRACKER JACK Diving Championship @ Sideburn Run - 8am (Warm Ups at 7am)

WEEK 9:

July 22 – Last day of regular dive practice: 10U: 4-5pm; 11&Up:  5-6pm

July 23 – 5th DUAL MEET  MHC @ Walden Glen- 6-9pm (MHC Warm Up 5-5:45pm)

July 24 - Fun Day & Team Breakfast - 9-10:30am

DIVE TEAM END OF SEASON BANQUET @ MHC 7-9pm

July 25 -  Dive practice for Divisional Divers only (time TBD)

July 26 -  Dive practice for Divisional Divers only (time TBD)

July 28 -  DIVISIONALS @ Truro for qualified divers - 8:00am (Warm Ups begin at 7am)

WEEK 10:

July 29 - ALL-STAR practice for qualifiers only (time & place TBD)

July 30 - ALL-STAR practice for qualifiers only (time & place TBD)

July 31 - ALL-STAR practice for qualifiers only (time & place TBD)

August 1 - ALL-STAR practice for qualifiers only (time & place TBD)

August 2 - ALL-STAR practice for qualifiers only (time & place TBD)

August 4 - ALL-STAR Championships @ Springfield – 8am (Warm Ups begin at 7am)





Volunteer! 

We need volunteer support to run dive meets.  Short NVSL Clinics will teach you everything you need to know to work at a dive meet to be a table worker, judge or referee. NVSL Clinics are free & no pre-registration is necessary. Most volunteer positions are in shifts, so that everyone can watch their children dive.  We will be using TeamSnap this year to schedule our volunteers. 

Judges:  Dive Teams provide 3 judges at away meets and 2 judges at home meets. Judges rate each dive on a scale of 1-10.  For the NVSL Judges clinics click HERE

Referee:  The home team provides a referee.  The referee oversees the entire meet and makes sure that all rules and regulations, as specified in the NVSL By-Laws, are carried out properly during the meet.  Referees need to have been a judge for at least one year. For the NVSL Referee Clinics click HERE. Referees are certified for a period of 2 years.

Table Worker:  Each team provides 2 table workers for the meet.  One table worker writes down the 5 judges scores read by the announcer, crosses off the high and low scores, and then adds the remaining 3 scores for a total score.  The second table worker uses a calculator to multiply the score by the Degree of Difficulty (DD) for that dive.  The league provides training, for those dates click HERE, but formal training is not necessary.

Announcer:  The home team provides the announcer.  The announcer gives the diver lineup for each event, announces each dive, and reads the scores.  There are guidelines but no formal training.

Dive Sheet Checker:  We need 2 volunteers to check dive sheets during warm ups.  These two checkers need to arrive at the meet by 5pm and check each diver’s sheet for accuracy (correct number of dives, correct DD, correct dive, dive description, correct placement of dive).  Formal training is not necessary for this role.

Concessions Worker:  We need a team of 2 or more adults who can help run our concession stand during our three home meets.

Photographer:  We always need great shots of the divers, parents, and officials for our end of season slide show. Please take pictures and share!


Most volunteer positions will be in shifts, so that everyone can watch their children dive.




Dive Team Photo(s)! 
Do you have any to Share?

If you have some photo(s) you would like to share from the Dive Team, please do! We have uploaded* some to get the team started. We hope to add more as the summer progresses. 

*to upload photo(s) please login with your MHC member login and PW. You must be a current MHC member to upload photo(s). 

5 photo(s) Updated on: April 25, 2019

2019 Dive Team Contacts & Important Links


Dive Team Contacts:

MHC Dive Rep: Karen Lant / 703-376-1570 mhcdiveteam@gmail.com



Important Links:
NVSL: http://dive.mynvsl.com

ADC: http://www.alexandriadiveclub.com
Safety Waiver
Photo Consent Form


2019 NVSL DIVE OFFICIALS CLINICS

Judges Clinics: Sun June 09 @ Arlington Forest Club - 9:45am

Sun Jun 23 @ Chesterbrook – 2:00pm

Wed Jun 26 @ Camelot Community Club – 6:30pm

Referee Clinics: Thurs June 13 @ Truro Homes Association - 6:30pm, Wed June 19 @ Truro Homes Association - 6:30pm


Tableworker Clinic:
Sun June 09 @ Arlington Forest Club – 9:45am



2019 MEET SCHEDULE

Dual A Meets

June 25:   Old Keene Mill @ MHC

July 2:      MHC @ Arlington Forest

July 9:      Lee Graham @ MHC

July 16:    MHC @ Truro

July 23:    MHC @ Walden Glen

Championship Meets

July 14:    Wally Martin @ Oak Marr Rec

July 21:    CrackerJack @Sideburn Run

July 28:    Divisionals @ Truro

August 4: NVSL All Stars @ Springfield


If you would like to print this schedule please click here for the PDF
If you need directions to any of these are pools please visit our Directions to Area Pools page.






Year Round Diving 

Where may my diver continue once the summer dive season ends?

Check out our MHC dive team head coach Tim Fisher’s Alexandria Dive Club at www.alexandriadiveclub.com.

Alexandria Dive Club is a year round competitive program that offers novice through Masters classes in a safe and energetic learning environment with lots of fun for every skill level.

With over 20 years of diving and coaching experience including AAU, US diving, High School and NVSL, ADC is big enough to compete on a National level but small enough to know each and every diver enrolled. The coaching staff is truly passionate about the sport of diving.

ADC focuses on solid fundamentals and proper execution of skill progressions. They also teach: Sportsmanship, Winning Attitude, Goal Setting, and Mental Preparation. ADC uses spotting rigs over trampolines and 1 & 3 meter diving boards which is a belt system used to train more complicated dives with confidence. ADC also has an indoor and outdoor dryland facility with spotting rigs over a trampoline.

So if your diver wants to continue diving once our summer season ends, ADC has a class for you. Classes run year-round in eight-week sessions with five sessions offered from September to August. Registration is easily accessible on the ADC website.

Please contact Tim Fisher with any questions at

dive_alexandria@yahoo.com or 571-274-1973.


Address:
9321 Old Mount Vernon Road,
Alexandria, VA 22309

Call Us:
(703) 780-6485

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