Lessons

What is the recommended age for beginning springboard diving lessons?

We recommend beginning diving lessons for students 7 years or older.

Are there any pre-requisites in order to sign up for diving lessons?

Yes, students must already know how to perform a standing dive, head first, from the end of the diving board.

How are classes structured?

Diving classes normally have 3 students and are one-half hour long. Classes are taught in three or four week Sessions, on M-W, T-Th, MWF, or F only for those who can only attend one day/week. (We do recommend attending 2-3 days/week.)

What skills are learned in beginning diving lessons?

Classes include trampoline (fundamental arm movements, coordination skills, and lead-ups for dives from the diving board), the front approach, the back press, and a handfull of dives depending on the ability of each student.

Diving Team

What is available after beginning diving?

It is possible to join the diving team once beginning divers have SAFE and SOUND fundamentals and several basic dives (such as forward dive, back dive, inward dive, forward somersault). The diver can progress to the diving team when the instructor feels the student has acquired these fundamentals.

What does the Diving Team include?

The diving team gives divers the opportunity to dive year round and to compete in diving meets. We attend six or more meets in Northern California each summer, two of which we host at Sherman Swim School -- in August and in November. New divers will dive "Future Champions", competing against others with similar skills. The diving team offers season rates for spring, summer, fall and winter, along with a winter dry land workout program. The Junior Olympic divers on the team travel to Regional meets and sometimes National Championships, which are usually out of state.

REGISTERING FOR CLASSES

How many sessions should I request?

We normally recommend signing up for more than one session at a time. If you wait to sign up once you are in the middle of a session, the next session may be full. You can always cancel with a one-week notice, prior to the session start date, and receive a full refund.

When are diving classes offered?

Beginning diving classes are normally offered between March and October. They are offered on M-W, T-Th, M-W-F, or F only. Lesson times are usually between 5:30 & 7:00 PM. In the Summer, lessons may also be offered in the early afternoon such as 12:30, 2:00 or 3:00 PM, depending on the number of students interested.

How do I register?

You may download a 'Diving Lesson Registration Form' from the Registration page of this website. Fill in the reg form and return it to Sherman Swim School. Requests are handled in the order received.