Development Teams (DevTeam1-3) ~ Levels 1-3:

DevTeam1 (DT1) this program is offered to new divers and those with limited training time.  The minimum AVERAGE training time is 2-hours/week.  The DT1 includes those starting out, high school divers (Junior Varsity and/or Novice divers), or those with other activities that are a higher priority than diving (at the moment).  Training in this group is focused on fundamentals and progressive skills (jumps, line-ups, and a few dives) needed as described in the Future Champion Levels program (FC1-4).

Our DevTeam2 (DT2) program is offered to any diver training a minimum AVERAGE of 3.5-hours/week.  The DT2 is typically comprised of those starting out, high school divers (Varsity / Junior Varsity / Novice), or those with other activities that are equal to, or a higher priority than diving (at the moment).  Training in this group is focused on fundamentals and progressive skills/dives needed as described in the Future Champion Levels program (FC1-6), to continue development.  The DT2 is a gateway to earning an opportunity to join one of CDA’s other teams.

The DevTeam3 (DT3) program is offered to any diver training a minimum average of 5-hours/week and considered ready to acquire the foundation skills and dives necessary to advance through and complete all requirements of the Future Champion program (competing FC1-8) including FC8.  CDA's DT3 Team is the last step before being considered for one of CDA's more competitive teams.

Region Team (RegTeam) ~ 
The RegTeam (RT) program is offered to select divers training a minimum average of 7-hours/week.  The RT is comprised of those developing skills at/beyond FC8 within this season and who are becoming passionate for diving.  This includes Divers who want to continue advancing their skills and progressions to higher CDA Team levels, BUT do not have the commitment (yet) or not had the time to make diving a higher priority.

Zone Team (RegTeam) ~ 
The ZoneTeam (ZT) program is offered to select divers training a minimum average of 8.5-hours/week.  The ZT is comprised of those divers developing 105, 203, 303, 403, and two 5xxx dives on both 1m and 3m with some experience/exposure to tower training.  For ZT members diving is a top-3 priority.
National Team (NatTeam) ~ 
The NatTeam (NT) requires training minimums of at least 10.5 hours/week.  Divers invited to join this group must demonstrate commitment to diving and have clearly chosen diving as their #1 activity beyond their education ~ academics remains #1!

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 nationally and internationally.  Diving is their #1 priority beyond education.

Masters Team ~ 
The Masters (M) 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.  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 ~ Competition is at all levels from FC1 to International and Olympic levels

Diving Meets are Categorized by location AND level of competition

Local ~ 1-meter and 3-meter ~ individual & synchro (occasionally tower - 5m/7.5m/10m)

Regional ~ 1m/3m springboard + 5-meter, 7.5-meter, and 10-meter ~ individual & synchro

​Zone ~ 1m/3m springboard + 5-meter, 7.5-meter, and 10-meter ~ individual & synchro

​National ~ 1m/3m springboard + 5m, 7.5m, 10m, 12m, 15m ~ individual & synchro

​International ~ 1m/3m springboard + 5m, 7.5m, 10m, 12m, 15m ~ individual & synchro

* 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

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).

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.

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

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

Team Offerings  ~ CLICK HERE to request more details

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

DIVING: Lessons, Classes, and Teams


NEW TO DIVING ~ the question is "WHERE TO BEGIN" 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 $135.00.  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​

CDA also offers year-round  Camps and Clinics



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

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.


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

Classes & Teams