Parent Corner

Welcome to the Parent Corner! Here you can read and learn everything we have to offer on the sport of diving. We have all the resources you will need to help you feel more comfortable when it comes to the world of diving.

Dive Numbers and Their Meaning

Dive numbers and their letters are best explained as the "lingo of diving", they can be seen during a diving practice, on a diver's list for a meet, and are most commonly seen at a dive meet. They help communicate to everyone what dive the athlete will be doing so instead of someone saying, "George is doing a front one and a half pike on the three-meter springboard." Which is a mouth full, you would instead hear, "George is doing a 103B on three-meter springboard." Now that sounds more like it!


Dive numbers and their letters can seem infinite but they are not as intimidating as you would think.

In the link below you will get a breakdown of common dives and learn how the numbers and letters function.


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Important Points to Remember as a Parent

  • Each child is developing and pacing differently. Always make a comparison to your child's progress today as to where he or she was the year before. Never compare your athlete to others.
  • When watching a practice or competition, always give equal support to other divers as you would for your own child.
  • Attend as many team functions as possible! Especially team meetings, dinners when at a meet, and annual team parties.

"Your child is special in your heart, but every child is special in the eyes of their coaches."

Through diving, your child can aquire:

As a parent, you may find it difficult to approach a coach with a question or concern. Remember that a coach is here to help not just your child but you as well and you should feel comfortable discussing any issue with them.


The best way to communicate with a coach is through email or by reaching out to them on our app that we use called TeamSnap. Before or after practice is the opportune time to discuss with them in person. it is something you feel will be discussed at length, ask for a time to meet with them. It is helpful to remember that coaches are most likely concerned with long-term goals and may have a different perspective than a parent might. Lastly, remember that coaches are not only concerned with the best interests of your child, but also with the well being of the team as a whole.

Communicating With The Coach

  • Improved athletic and motor skills
  • A positive self-image
  • Improved social skills
  • An ability to deal with success and disappointments
  • Sportsmanship and leadership skills
  • A chance to travel, visit new places and make new friends

Registering for Dive Meets

How to register for a USA Diving meet:

1. Most AAU meets will do registration through divemeets.com, but some bigger meets, like nationals, will handle registration on cleanentries.com. You will sign in to OR create your athlete’s account.


2. Once signed in, select the meet that you plan to attend (double-check to make sure the dates are correct and match the meet you plan to attend).


3. Select the events that your athlete’s coach has written a list for. (i.e. FC Boys 12 & Under 1m Springboard, JO 14-15 Girls Platform, etc.) Before every meet, check to make sure your athlete’s coach is up to date on their diver profile.


4. Fill out all registration information (including your athlete's coach as the coach of record) and input their list as the coach has written it! Coaches write their lists so the dives go in order of direction or by the progression of voluntaries and optionals.


5. Once registered, make sure your diver KNOWS their list! Go over it with them before warmups and events as it is their responsibility to know what they are doing in a competition.

Needed: Diver's Current AAU number / List of dives competing for the meet

How to register for an AAU Diving meet:

Needed: Diver's Current USA Diving membership number / List of dives competing for the meet

1. Start by going to divemeets.com and sign in to OR create your athlete's account.


2. Once signed in, select the meet that you plan to attend (double-check to make sure the dates are correct and match the meet you plan to attend).


3. Select the events that your athlete’s coach has written a list for. (i.e. FC Boys 12 & Under 1m Springboard, JO 14-15 Girls Platform, etc.) Before every meet, check to make sure your athlete’s coach is up to date on their diver profile.


4. Fill out all registration information (including your athlete's coach as the coach of record) and input their list as the coach has written it! Coaches write their lists so the dives go in order of direction or by the progression of voluntaries and optionals.


5. Once registered, make sure your diver KNOWS their list! Go over it with them before warmups and events as it is their responsibility to know what they are doing in a competition.