TNYA began its diving program in spring 2011, and has since competed with great success at the IGLA and Gay Games competitions around the world. Our typical workout includes a 30-minute warm-up to prevent injury and increase flexibility, and 90 minutes on the boards. We currently train on 1- and 3-meter springboards, working with each diver to build on their strengths, achieve new skills and increase their self-confidence.
NOTE: The gigantic platform diving boards that you see in the pictures above are 10-meter (33 feet), are not 3-meter springboards (photo credit from IGLA in Hawai’i in the Summer of 2011).
Our team is a healthy mix of all skill levels, from raw beginners to former Division I competitors. Our teammates are not required to compete in competitions, and there are no requirements to attend all practices. We welcome any adult with interest and determination, regardless of skill level, to join us on the boards. Unfortunately, due to issues with pool availability, pool rental costs, and insurance, we have not had an official diving practice for our members since June 2019. We have been invited to attend practices with other USA Diving/AAU Diving programs in the city (details below). We will update this page with additional information about other diving programs in the city and our own official diving practices as information becomes available.
While we continue to search for a new home for our diving practices, we encourage our members, and anyone else interested in diving in the local area, to practice with alternative diving programs in the New York City Tri-State Metropolitan Area. We have confirmed that two active diving programs in the 5 boroughs are open to the public:
- New York Diving Club at Fordham University (Rose Hill (Bronx) Campus): New York Diving Club, run by former Chinese Olympic Diving Coach Zhihua Hu (now Fordham University’s Head Diving Coach), is a USA Diving/AAU Diving program open to all ages, including youth (under the age of 18). For more information, visit New York Diving Club’s website at: www.nydiving.com (NOTE: This program has suspended their practices until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as this programs resumes practices, we will update this page.)
- Rip City Diving Club at Columbia University (Morningside Heights (Manhattan) Campus): Rip City Diving, run by Olympic Silver-Medalist Scott Donie (now Columbia University’s Head Diving Coach), is an AAU Diving program open to all ages, including youth (under the age of 18). For more information, contact Rip City Diving by e-mail (they do not have a website) at: firstname.lastname@example.org (NOTE: This program has suspended their practices until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as this programs resumes practices, we will update this page.)
There are other diving programs in our local metro area, such as the youth diving program at Asphalt Green, which is only open to youth (under the age of 18). You can search for other USA Diving/AAU Diving clubs through the USA Diving website and the AAU Diving website.
For more information about our diving program, feel free to contact our Event Planning Committee here.