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Club Diving

PLC Aquatic provides springboard diving for fun and fitness for all ages and abilities of the college and wider communities.

Diving at PLC

Our qualified coaches work with each diver to help them reach their individual goals and the squad structure allows athletes to train at their level, ranging from recreational to National & elite competitors - adults included. We have four squad levels; Stars, Bronze, Silver and Gold, where children can learn to dive from the age of 7 years. Each squad has a performance level that must be met prior to joining a squad.

Club Focus

Our focus is to develop the diver's love of the sport, their fitness, technique, training, knowledge and competition skills in a positive and enjoyable environment whilst providing divers at every level the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Competitions

Divers who train at PLC must be members of PLC Aquatic Diving. Each term, divers from all squads are encouraged to join the In-house dive meet - a fun and social event. Gold and Diamond Squads are competitive squads which compete initially at Pennant competitions, with options to compete at States and Nationals. All competing divers must be members of Diving Victoria (DV).

Club Pick up and Drop Off Access to the Aquatic Centre

Club Pick up and Drop Off Access to the Aquatic Centre

Club Pick up and Drop Off Access to the Aquatic Centre

Cub Members training early in the morning or later into the evening may apply for a RFID card which gives them access to be dropped off or collected through Gate 1. Access times are from 4:50am -7:45am and 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Squad Program

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Stars

Beginners

Stars are beginner divers, 6yrs+, wishing to experience diving for the first time. We focus on developing the skills and confidence to take the diver from the pool edge to the 1m dive board. These children learn strong basics, body awareness and position during a fun 40 minute class.

Holiday Programs are also available.

Aims:

  • develop and have fun learning the basic skills necessary to do a

    • jumps in different positions

    • a front and back entry of 1m

    • a front entry of 3m

  • develop and improve body control and awareness in space

  • to gain experience jumping and diving from 1m and 3m springboards

Progression:

When students master the the basic skills of a forward and a back dive students progress to the Bronze squad

Session Times:

Monday: 3:50 - 4:30 pm, 4:30 - 5:10 pm and 5:10 -5:50pm

Thursday: 3:50 - 4:30 pm, 4:30 - 5:10 pm and 5:10 -5:50pm

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Bronze

Advanced Beginners

Bronze Squad is for beginner divers who have some prior understanding of diving, aerial awareness and who are wishing to take on the demands, experiences and challenges that springboard diving has to offer. They will be developing a dive list which leads them into training for 40 minutes.

 

The program runs for the school term, and includes an in-house dive competition. Holiday Programs are available.

 

Aims:

  • develop and have fun learning the basic skills necessary to master

    • forward dive,

    • a backward dive and

    • a somersault

  • develop and improve body control and awareness in space

  • to gain experience diving from 1m and 3m springboard

Progression:

When students master a forward dive tuck; inward dive tuck; a somersault tuck; and forward and back entries of 3m they progress to the Silver Squad.

    

Sessions:

Monday: 3:50 - 4:30 pm, 4:30 - 5:10 pm and 5:10 -5:50pm

Thursday: 3:50 - 4:30 pm, 4:30 - 5:10 pm and 5:10 -5:50pm

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Silver

Competing Pennant/States

Gold

Competing Pennant/States and Nationals

Silver Squad is a development squad of children selected from the Bronze squad.

Divers must be keen, strong, willing and committed to improving their dive list, to training and beginning to compete. They are required to attend at least one session per week and building up to three sessions per week for athletes who have aspirations to compete at State Championships.

The Silver Squad also prepares athletes all year round to compete at relevant school diving competitions, such as GSV, APS, SSV and Team VIC. 

The program runs for the school term. Divers need to be developing a forward dive with a hurdle, back dive with a jump, beginning to somersault, demonstrate the different body shapes used in diving and use the 3m board with confidence for jumps and drops.

Aims:

  • developing skills for dives from all dive groups

  • developing the skills for dives from the 3m board

  • developing dives with different shapes

Progression:

When students master dives in all directions they progress to the Gold Squad 

Session times:

Monday: 4:15 - 6:45pm (Water and Basics)

Tuesday: 5:00 - 7:00pm  (Water)

Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00pm (Dryland & Platform)  at AquaNation

Thursday: 4:15 - 6:45pm (Water & Strength) 
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:00am (Dryland & Water)

Gold sessions are 2-3 hours long and also be committed to compete in all Diving Victoria (DV) diving meets.

Gold divers are expected to set the standards for the developing divers in the club. They are required to attend at least two sessions per week, but we recommend four to five sessions per week for athletes who have aspirations to compete at Age National Championships and the SSA National Diving Championships. 

Harness work will be a requirement during some sessions and attendance at platform training is essential. All divers need to be able to have a dive in each direction of the 1m and 3m. 

Aims:

  • continually develop, improve and challenge the diver both in and out of the water on all boards/platforms

  • continually develop strength, flexibility and fitness

  • expand a dive list to a standard needed to compete at Pennant, State and National meets

Progression:

Students can progress to Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) or other state high performance programs.

Session Times:

Monday: 4:15 - 6:45pm (Water and Basics)

Tuesday: 5:00 - 7:00pm  (Water)

Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00pm (Dryland & Platform) AquaNation

Thursday: 4:15 - 6:45pm (Water & Strength) 
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:00am (Dryland & Water)

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Squad Program

A competitive program where divers can develop a dive list and compete at various levels from Novice to elite

 Do you have experience in Gymnastics, Trampolining, Tumbling, Acrobatics or other sport and you want to try diving?  Please click below to organise a Talent Transfer assessment

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Holiday Programs

January, Easter, July and September

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Come and Try

Anytime!

Email us: aquatic@plc.vic.edu.au

Call us: 9808 0277

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PREPARATION AND TRAINING

 

Training

Our focus is to develop each diver’s love of the sport, their fitness, technique, training knowledge, and competition skills in a positive and enjoyable environment whilst providing divers at every level the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Head Coach

Coaches

Jorgen Schelleman

Jorgen is a NCAS Level 2 accredited diving coach and he has been coaching diving for 20+ years in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia at high level before joining PLC in 2021. 

Jorgen oversees the diving programs, and aspires to develop every diver to be the best they can be.

Shiori Bak and Lee Lumsden

Diving Coaches

Shiori and Lee are/were National level divers and bring a wealth of knowledge to diving.

Both have NCAS Level 1 diving accreditations and they coach the Star and Bronze squads. 

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Our Training Facilities

The PLC Aquatic Centre dive pool (3.8m deep) comprises of one 3m springboard with a wet harness and two 1m springboards.


Our gym is used for dryland training which also has a trampoline and harness used to further develop and extend the diver.

Dryland and Trampoline

Dryland training sessions are timetabled as part of the Gold and Silver squad training schedules. These focus on developing muscular strength, endurance, core strength, flexibility, agility and cardiovascular fitness - all a high priority of this program.

Trampolining is also a major focus during these sessions.

When attending dryland sessions, divers must wear shorts/track pants, a t-shirt, runners and bring their water bottle.

School uniforms are not to be worn.

AquaNation (Ringwood)

Gold and Silver squads have the opportunity to train at AquaNation, Ringwood, during the term on Wednesday evenings.

AquaNation is the state diving centre and PLC Aquatic uses this facility for Platform and Dryland practice.

All AquaNation dates are confirmed at the start of each term. Please try to make these a compulsory training session in your week.

Club Pick up and Drop Off Access to the Aquatic Centre

Club Members training early in the morning or later into the evening may apply for a RFID card which gives them access to be dropped off or collected through Gate 1. Access times are from 4:50am -7:45am and 6:30pm - 8:30pm.