The Atlantic Diving Team is an affiliate of USA Diving, Inc., the national governing body of springboard and platform diving in the United States. USA Diving is a successor to the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and is an independent non-profit corporation formed to promote and improve diving in the United States. It is a member of the United States Aquatics Sports, Inc. and FINA (the international federation that governs diving and several other aquatic sports). USA Diving sanctions Novice, Junior, Senior and Masters diving programs. The Atlantic Diving Team members may participate in any of these programs, but most of Atlantic Diving Team competitive efforts are focused within the Junior diving program. The USA Diving Junior program includes divers who are age 18 and under. Divers compete with other divers in their age-group. The following age-groups are recognized at competitions: 13 & Under, 14-15, and 16-18. Some competitions allow for 9 & Under and 11& Under age-groups as well. A specified number of dives are required for each age and gender group.
USA Diving Region III is one of ten junior diving regions established by USA Diving to feed into five junior diving zones. The qualifying system is set up such that the regional competitions serve as qualifying meets for the zone competitions (JO East Nationals in the Spring), and the zone competitions serve as qualifying meets for the Junior and Age Group National Championships in the summer. Regional competitions are conducted twice yearly: Spring Regionals in March and Summer Regionals in June. The Spring Regionals qualify to JO East Nationals in April while the Summer Regionals qualify to the Summer Zones. The Summer Zones qualify to the Junior and Age Group National Championships, which occur annually in August.
In addition to being an affiliate of USA Diving, Atlantic Diving Team is also a member club of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The AAU is a national multi-sport body that recently returned diving to its list of sponsored sports. There are several AAU-sanctioned meets throughout the year that Atlantic Diving Team may host or attend, including the annual AAU National Championship held each summer.
The program is under the guidance of Coach Osvaldo Pito Alberty, former Olympic qualifier for PR. The Atlantic Diving has trained a whole generation of Florida, national & international divers. From toddlers in our Learn to Dive program to competetitive team, High School athletes and Masters level seniors, there is a place on one of our teams for everyone.
Who Is Atlantic Diving Team?
Atlantic Diving Team (ADT), is a year round world class diving program in Pompano Beach and all surrounding areas. ADT helps beginners to Elite athletes to achieve their personal best. ADT offers training and practice groups for divers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the program to offer age specific training for all of athletes to assist in pursuing individual goals in a team environment. Diving teaches discipline, self-confidence and teamwork. Diving is a great alternative to traditional youth athletics. Come give us a try!
Benefits of Diving
The sport of diving is safe, fun and exciting. More than 25 million children participate in organized sports, but only a few thousand of the most talented athletes will become divers. Many young divers dream of the making it to the Olympic Games, others dream of making their high school teams or getting a university or college scholarship. No matter what size a child’s dream, it is important that the dream be theirs. Parents should nurture these dreams and help them come true.
Through diving, and the Atlantic Diving Team Program, your child will develop:
-- Improved agility flexibility, conditioning, and coordination
-- A positive self-image and more confidence
-- Improved social skills from interacting with other program participants and ADT coaches
-- An ability to deal with success and disappointments
-- Sportsmanship and leadership skills
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