2020 saw the rise of Covid-19. The California Diving Academy (CDA) was fortunate to be one of the first and only meets on the West Coast to take place before everything shut-down. The meet season is beginning to start-up again (April 2021) ~ YAY! Once we know meets that CDA will participate in, we will again post a schedule.
In the interim, if you have interest in attending a particular meet CLICK HERE to let us know how we may be of service.
California Diving Academy will select an "away" diving camp for the Summer of 2020 where, aside from 4+ days of intense dryland and water training, a number of rotating college coaches attend as camp coaches, but also to view prospects. A CDA coach attends this 1-week camp in support of our college hopeful divers and those wishing to get a serious jump-start on the next level of their diving repertoire (including 1m, 3m, and tower training). We hope all interested CDA divers will talk to your coach about attending. The announcement with camp details (date is set 07-12jun20) will be made before the end of January so you will have time to schedule and prepare.
In our 5th season of away diving camp CDA has taken almost two-dozen divers to camp - feedback from these week-long training/exposure trips is "it was a great experience, I met divers from all over the country, and want to do it again next year ~ coach Eric made sure we worked our plan!"
Since 2014 the California Diving Academy has been providing various City and School District Summer (beginner) Learn-to-Dive classes. These have typically been 30-minute, 1-hour, or 1-week classes. In Summer of 2019, CDA offered a half-day, 1-week class that was amazing. So, for the Summer of 2020 CDA will be offering TWO of these week-long, half-day sessions. Space will be limited. If you are interested, please fill-out our "Contact-Us" form CLICK-HERE and let us know about your interest and some details of your diver (no experience necessary).
For High School, JO1-3, Senior, and Elite Divers we will discuss with you separately any additional meets or camps that you should consider.
CLICK HERE ~ to Contact Us and schedule your call
In order to sign-up for a diving meet there are several steps to register and sign-up (the first time):
1)You are already an AAU athlete. This is for USA Diving. To register for an "Athlete" ($20) or "Competition Athlete" ($75) membership number from USA Diving (www.USAdiving.org) ~
a) Here is a direct link to register: https://webpoint.usadiving.org/wp/Memberships/Join.wp
b) For "Association" select "No. California" then choose CDA
c) For Coach of Record select "Holzheimer, Eric" as your coach
d) The "Athlete" membership allows a diver to participate in any/all USAD "local" meets that are run through USA Diving. There are occasional meets run via AAU Diving
e) The "Competition Athlete" is for those divers who are qualified and required and/or wanting to participate in the USAD road to Nationals (Regions, Zones, and Nationals)
f) The membership year runs from 01jan-31dec
2) Go to www.DiveMeets.com (DM) and create a DM account (FREE).
a) During the DM registration process there are several things to mark
i) Under "Organizations" select/checkAAU, USA Diving, and if you are a high school student, select the CIF that relates to your schools district. If you are local to our club you probably belong to the CIF North Coast (you could be CIF San Francisco, CIF, Sac-Joaquin, or CIF Okland)
3) Diver, Club, and High School Information (Club Membership and Team/School Affiliations) ~
a) AAU (CDA club number WY6B95) ~
i) CAL Diving Club
ii) Holzheimer, Eric
iii) YOUR AAU Membership Number
b) High School Affiliation ~
i) Select your CIF Section (probably North Coast), then your High School
ii) Select your coach
* if your coach is not listed, select Holzheimer, Eric
c) USAD (CDA club number 33-6348) ~
i) California Diving Academy
ii) Holzheimer, Eric
iii) YOUR USAD Membership Number
4) After you have your DiveMeets number, THEN go to the diving meet you wish to sign-up for and register. The good news is that unless you move and/or change clubs, you only have to register with AAU and USAD 1x/year. You DM number is good for life.
5) There is one other diving meet registration platform called "CleanEntries" (CE) at: www.CleanEntries.com" we suggest you register with them also (since your in the swing of things). CE is also lifetime and FREE to register and we do attend several of their meets each year.
6) Now that you are registered with AAU, USAD, DM, and CE ~ you are ready to SIGN-UP
a) Next step ~ look at CDA's diving meet schedule: http://www.caldiving.org/diving-meets.html; from here you will be able to plan your family schedule around diving meets as required/desired
b) A message with a link will be sent to all CDA families as soon as each meet is live online
c) Check with your coach to determine what level and specific dives you will perform for that event
Finally, keep all of your diving logins, membership numbers, etc. in a safe place in case you have to refer to, or update them.
To print a copy of the 2020 MEET SCHEDULE ~ CLICK HERE
Currently (a/o 15apr21), there has been no discussion of "local" (<100 miles) meets being scheduled. As local meets become available, CDA will consider each for possible participation.
* * * Diver Sign-Up Link (DiveMeets) * * *
California Diving Academy kicks-off the 2020 club meet-schedule for Northern California. Our Third-Annual meet will take place at DVHS on Saturday, February 29th, 2020. All current CDA divers (FC1-8, JO1-3, Seniors, Elites, and Masters) are encouraged/required to participate.