What's New?

January

Winter 2017 Schedule

 - January 4th - April TBD -

 

      Our 2017 Winter Schedule is still being finalized and will be posted very soon. The schedule will begin on Wednesday, January 4th and practices will be held on the following days and locations:

 

Monday/Wednesday @ Dryland – Tuesday/Thursday @ Bolles –
Friday Alt. Dryland & Water

Learn to Dive: 2 Days/Week -
Monday-Thursday - 4-5pm or 5:30-6:30pm

 

Future Champions Tier 1: 2-3 Days/Week -
Monday-Thursday - 4-5:30pm or 5:30-7pm

 

Future Champions Tier 2 (PreJO): 3-4 Days/Week -
Monday-Friday - 5-7pm

 

JO: Silver 4 Days/Week, Gold 5 Days/Week –
Monday-Thursday - 5-7:30pm & Friday 5-7pm

 

     We will continue this schedule until April when Eagle Landing is open and available again. We do not have an exact date for this as it completely depends on the weather and temperature of the water.

Winter Training Trips

  

      We currently have a few training trips schedule at the Moss Farms Aquatics Center in Moultrie, Ga. Our JO and Future Champions Tier 2 Divers must make a great effort to attend as many training trips as possible leading up to the USA Diving Regional Championships in April.

      For those of you who have not had the pleasure of joining us in the past for our Moultrie Training Trips, Moss Farms has an indoor dryland facility with two dryboards, a dryboard into a foam pit, three trampolines, and TiVo’s and spotting rigs over most of the equipment. The pool has four one meters - one with an over the water spotting rig, four three meters – one with bubbles, and a full tower set (1, 3, 5, 7, & 10M platform). Rental also includes having the Moss Farms coaches, Chris Heaton and Jon Fox, on the pool deck with us!

    Spots will be limited for our training trips! As soon as the registration links are posted to the website make sure to sign up and save your spot. Once the spots are full the registration will close. No exceptions. Practices will run from 9am-4pm with an hour-long lunch break from 12-1pm. Practices will include dryland time to warm up but the majority of our training time will be spent in the water.

Moss Farms Training Dates
*Please note dates may change or be cancelled due to unforeseen events*

January 14th & 28th
February 18th & 25th
March 18th
April 1st & 15th

2nd Annual Team Fundraiser Saturday, February 11th

  

   In 2014 we held our first Dive-A-Thon and raised over $8,000 which was used to purchase some of the equipment in the dryland facility! Last year we were unable to hold another Dive-A-Thon due to our crazy schedule but this year we will be holding our 2nd Annual Team Fundraiser. This year we are going to hold a Flip-A-Thon and utilized our dryland facility instead of holding the fundraiser at the pool.

    For those of you who have not participated in a “A-Thon” before, to raise money, divers will ask Family, Friends, Drs., etc. for pledges! Friends and Family can offer a set amount per flip completed over the course of the 2 hour event. For example, someone who pledges $.25/flip and the diver completes 100 flips, the total pledge will be $25. Friends and Family can also offer just a flat pledge of any amount of money.

   Divers will spend the three weeks before the Flip-A-Thon getting pledges from Family and Friends. They will receive their pledge packet which will include a pledge sheet, a letter to present to the pledgees about what we are trying to accomplish, invitations for the pledgees to attend the event, and tips and tricks on how to raise more money. The day of the Flip-A-Thon, everyone is welcome to join us at the gym for the main event! We will have food and drinks and those who have pledged money will be able to see their diver complete their flips.

   We may also have raffle prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction! We are hopeful to raise enough money to make some upgrades to our gym equipment as well as purchase the pit mat we are so close to being able to buy. If you have any questions about our fundraiser, please feel free to contact me!

Meet Results

Up Coming Meets

       We have quite a few meets planned for our divers this year. Below is a breakdown of the first 3 meets currently on our schedule as well as information about what groups are eligible to compete and more. For the full 2017 Meet Schedule, check the Meet Tab at the top!

 

*If you are interested in competing in any of these events please let us know.
 Also, if you would like to book your hotel room with the coaches please let us know! We receive a % back on all of our bookings*

 

*TEAM REGISTRATION UNDER MEETS & EVENTS*

 

2017 Jupiter Invite

Dates: Saturday, January 28th

Location: North County Aquatic Center, 861 Toney Penna Dr, Jupiter, FL 33458

Events: Future Champion & JO Events

Meet Registration: www.DiveMeets.com

 

2017 YCF All-Star Challenge

Dates: Friday, February 3rd & Sunday, February 5th

Location: Central Florida YMCA, 8422 International Dr. Orlando, Fl. 32819

Events: Junior Olympic & Senior Events ONLY

Meet Registration: www.DiveMeets.com

 

2017 AAU Wellington Invite

Dates: Saturday, February 25th

Location: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW 2nd St., Plantation, Fl. 33324

Events: Novice, Intermediate, and Junior Olympic

Meet Registration: www.DiveMeets.com

2017 Team Suits by Springboard Fashion

 

   We are excited to have new team swim suits made by Mrs. Dawn at Springboard Fashion. Mrs. Dawn has custom made our suits for our Future Champions and JO Team. Parents can purchase their suits directly from Mrs. Dawn by visiting www.SpringboardFashion.com/Atlantic-Coast-Diving. The JO Divers will need to purchase their suits no later than January 10th so that Mrs. Dawn has enough time to make their suits before the All-Star Challenge. Our Future Champions and Learn to Dive divers will need to order their suits no later than February 10th.

    Check out the attached Team Roster list to see which group your diver is in and what suit you will need to purchase. Our Pre-JO divers will need to purchase the Future Champions suit.

New Coaches and Staff

 

   We are so excited to have Savannah Brown (a member of our JO Team) and Lexi Morris join us officially as our Learn to Dive Team Coaches! Savannah and Lexi have been working very hard over the last month to learn all they can about coaching our little ones and the newest members of the team. We have heard nothing but positive comments about both ladies and are very excited to have them join Nathan and I in building the sport of diving in Jacksonville. Welcome Ladies!

   I would also like to welcome our new Sports Admin Intern from UNF, Angel Morrison. Angel is a member of the UNF Swim Team and majoring in Sports Administration. She is in her final semester of school and is here to help us out with all of our upcoming meets, projects, fundraisers, and team needs. Angel will also be taking care of a lot of the administrative work for the team so that Nathan and I can continue to focus on coaching and building the team. Welcome Angel! To contact Angel email her at Admin@AtlanticCoastDivingJax.com.

Online Registration

   

     We are very excited to roll out our new online registration process through Club Assistant! Through Club Assistant we are now able to streamline the registration process by forgoing the usual paperwork associated with traditional registrations as well as process monthly tuition payments automatically. This means no more checkbooks! There are many more awesome features of this program and we are excited to finally have it set up.

Click the button below to get registered!

USAS Convention

     This years United States Aquatic Sports Convention will be in Atlanta, Ga. from September 21st-25th. The USAS Convention represents USA Swimming, USA Diving, USA Synchro, USA Water Polo, and US Masters at the world level (FINA). The annual convention raises a significant amount of money that supports the teams in international competition.

 

   Coach Courtney will be representing the North Florida Diving Association as a Coach and will have the opportunity vote on important changes to USA Diving. Our Junior Olympic Diver, Savannah Brown, will also be attending the convention as an Athlete Representative. Savannah will also have the opportunity to sit in on important meetings regarding the future of USA Diving as well as vote for changes.

 

   Coach Courtney's practices for this week (Wednesday, September 21st through Friday, September 23rd) may be altered, however, we are trying our best to keep practices running as normal while she is away.

ACD Jax Class of 2016

    Special Congratulations to Meg Barnhorst on her graduation from Ponte Vedra High School, Summa Cum Laude! Meg is our one and only Senior this year and is attending Georgetown University as a member of the Women's Varsity Diving Team. We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments!

 

Congratulations Meg!!

2016 USA Diving Zone Championships

  

     Congratulations to Meg Barnhorst and Isabella DiStefano! In July, Coach Courtney traveled to College Station, Tx. with Meg and Isabella for the USA Diving Zone Championships. Meg competed in the Women’s 1 Meter Senior Event and the Girls Group A 16-18 3 Meter and Isabella competed in the Girls Group C 12-13 1 Meter and 3 Meter. This was Meg's second time qualifying for the Zone Championships and Isabella's first time qualifying. Great Job Ladies!

Meet Results

Girls Group C 3M

25th - Isabella DiStefano, 204.60

 

Girls Group C 1M

33rd - Isabella DiStefano, 158.50

Women's Open 1M

24th - Meg Barnhorst, 156.70

 

Girls Group A 3M

28th - Meg Barnhorst, 333.70

2016 AAU National Championships

   Congratulations to all of our divers that competed at the AAU National Championships in Orlando July 18th-25th! A special congratulations to our 2016 AAU National Champion Meg Barnhorst on her big win in the Girls Group A 19+ 1 Meter event! Meg is our 1st National Champion and we couldn’t be more proud of her and her accomplishments.

   We had numerous Top 12 Finalist including Isabella DiStefano, Rylie Darkatsh, Emily Gaunt, and Andy Bronshteyn. We are also very proud of all of our other competitors – Kaylee Carolan, Kate Zehil, Emma Pichelmann, Savannah Brown, Jess Farrell, and Milla Ricther.

Meet Results

Girls Group D 10 1M

11th - Rylie Darkatsh, 95.10

 

Girls Group D 11 1M

11th - Emily Gaunt, 118.55

27th - Kaylee Carolan, 95.35

30th - Milla Ritcher, 89.95

 

Girls Group D 11 3M

19th - Emily Gaunt, 114. 85

 

Girls Group C 13 1M

12th - Isabella DiStefano, 197.30

19th - Kate Zehil, 183.85

22nd - Emma Pichelmann, 181.55

 

Girls Group C 13 3M

13th - Isabella DiStefano, 218.75

19th - Kate Zehil, 182.40

 

 

Girls Group A 16 1M

40th - Savannah Brown, 233.90

 

Girls Group A 17 1M

39th - Jesstina Farrell, 259.50

 

Girls Group A 17 1M

30th - Jesstina Farrell, 284.90

 

Girls Group A 19+ 1M

*AAU National Champion!!!*

1st - Meg Barnhorst, 247.75

 

Boys Group A 19+ 1M

6th - Andy Bronshteyn, 217.35

 

Boys Group A 19+ 3M

4th - Andy Bronshteyn, 208.60

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