DIVING: Lessons, Classes, and Teams


Team Outlines in more detail  ~ CLICK HERE

TeamS, MASTERS CAMPS, CLINICS, and Class are open to everyone.  Participants

have access to all of CDA's facilities (both dryland and water).

Private Lessons ~sign-up for 10-packs, Clinics, Groups, or Private Sessions!


Clinics ~CDA offers special 1 & 2-day diving clinics that can include dryland, water, and bubbles.

Classes & Teams

CDA offers 1-day and 2-day day-camps that will help you gain skills and confidence in beginning or extending your diving knowledge and experience.  Whether you want to master forms and refine techniques, learn to rip entries, add new dive(s), are taking that next step in becoming a competitive diver; or are simply interested in diving – this session promises to be a fun and rewarding experience.

The California Diving Academy will help you set and achieve your goals.  Our camps are designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced divers of all ages who are interested in developing or improving their skills.  Participants are expected to be comfortable and safe swimming on their own in the deep end of the pool.  No previous diving experience is required and groups will be configured by skill-level.  Enrollment will be limited to ensure that individuals receive special attention and have the opportunity to maximize their participation.

Diving Meets ~ Competition is at all levels from FC1 to International and Olympic levels

Team Offerings  ~CLICK HERE to request more details

* Already a diver CLICK HERE (to fill-out and be considered for a team)

Year-Round ~

   * Teams

   * Lesson/Classes

   * Masters

   * Private Lessons​

​   * Clinics & Camps

   * Competition

Development Team (DevTeam) ~ Levels 1-5:
DevTeam (DT) offers training from 1.5-4.5 hours/week across 1-3 days/week and is open to all divers (<18).  The DT is comprised of those learning to dive, many high school divers, or those with other activities that are equal to, or a higher priority than diving.  Training in this group, is focused on the individual and what progressive skills and dives that person needs to continue developing their diving skills.  For most the DT is the gateway for being considered to join one of CDA’s other teams.

Region Team (RegTeam) ~ Levels 1-3:
RegTeam (RT) offers training from 6-7.5 hours/week across 2-4 days/week and is by invitation only.  The RT is comprised of those with a passion for diving who want to continue advancing their diving skills and progressions, BUT do not have the time (yet) or commitment to make diving a higher priority.

Zone Team (RegTeam) ~ Levels 1-2:
ZoneTeam (ZT) offers training at two levels (minimums of either 10.5 or 12.5 hours/week across 3-6 days/week).  Similar to the NatTeam, ZT members are either highly skilled divers now or have the opportunity to be part of this group by way of commitment, potential, and grit.  The ZT is the main gateway to the NatTeam.
National Team (NatTeam):
The NatTeam (NT) requires training minimums of at least 15 hours/week across 4-6 days/week.  Divers in this group must demonstrate commitment to diving and have clearly chosen diving as their #1 activity beyond their education.

Seniors & Elite Team:
The Senior & Elite (S&E) program is designed for divers wishing to see just how far they can go in competitive diving.  This is a 1-year financial commitment billed monthly.  Divers on the S&E team are highly skilled divers wishing to train “full-time” and compete both nationally and internationally.  Diving is their #1 priority beyond education.  The S&E team requires attending 20+ hours/week of CDA practice across 5-6 days/week.  In addition to group sessions, training will include either private or small-group sessions before 2pm at both dryland and the pool.  The S&E team represents CDA’s highest level of commitment and dedication to a diver’s training and competitive opportunities.
Masters Team:
The Masters program is open to all divers of any skill level (beginner to advanced) over the age of 18.  Masters may select training from 1-6 hours/week across 1-4 days/week.  Masters includes those learning to dive as well as divers of intermediate or advanced skills who are not interested in our S&E program and simply want to learn more while having fun diving.  Training in this group is focused on the individual and what progressive skills and dives that person needs to continue developing their diving progressions.


CLICK HERE to get a glimpse from one of our previous clinic sessions.

Diving Meets are Categorized by location AND level of competition

Local ~ 1-meter and 3-meter ~ individual & synchro

Regional ~ 1-meter, 3-meter, 5-meter, 7.5-meter, and 10-meter ~ individual & synchro

​Zone ~ 1-meter, 3-meter, 5-meter, 7.5-meter, and 10-meter ~ individual & synchro

​National ~ 1-meter, 3-meter, 5-meter, 7.5-meter, and 10-meter ~ individual & synchro

​International ~ 1-meter, 3-meter, 5-meter, 7.5-meter, and 10-meter ~ individual & synchro

NOTE: Admission/assignment to any team is at the discretion of the coaching and administrative staff.

NEW TO DIVING ~ the question is "WHERE TO BEGIN"...at the beginning, of course...

"TIO" ~ literally, our "jumping-off" point...dive with CDA and get to know us!

TIO stands for "Try-it-Out" which is a great way to experience working with our coaches and amazing facilities (both dryland and water). Our TIO program includes 4-hours of instruction for $125.00.  These sessions are at both the pool and our incredible 3,500sqFt Dryland Training Center.  Our TIO offers you the opportunity to see if you/your child enjoy working with our coaches, our facilities and the AMAZING sport of diving.

A little more about our awesome Dryland Training Center ~ Our dryland center is located in San Ramon and is one of the top 100 diver training centers in the United States across all high school, club, and college facilities.  We currently offer:

  • Three "real" 16' Duraflex Maxi-B diving boards
    • These are the same diving boards used in all colleges and the Olympics ~ one with a spotting belt
  • Two 7' x 14' trampolines ~ both with spotting belts
  • A 12' x 40' spring floor
  • A flipping and twisting station with a large variety of mats, pads, and blocks
  • Tons of conditioning and training gear
  • And a whole lot more...
  • You are invited to come see for yourself ~ check-it-out!

   * Be evaluated during our TIO program (All: beginners & advanced divers)

   * Be recommended by one of our coaches

   * Review and agree to the responsibilities for the team suggested/assigned​


Current CDA divers ~ CLICK HERE to sign-up for 10-packs, private lessons, and clinics.

All others may CLICK HERE to sign-up for 10-packs, private lessons, and clinics.

​​CLICK HERE for our Current Calendar and Next Clinic(s) or...

                                                                      ​CLICK HERE to inquire and be put on our list.


CDA also offers year-round  Camps and Clinics