Head Coach: Gabi Chereches
The Longhorn Aquatics Diving program offers quality instruction in Olympic-style diving for ages seven and up at all skill levels. Our members range from beginners to National and Olympic caliber divers. All diving groups have access to three different overhead spotting stations, a bubble machine, dry diving board, and two trampolines.
Longhorn Aquatics offers a Junior Longhorn program for new divers:
Age Requirement: 6 years or older
- Future Champions: The Future Champions group is for the team’s newest divers. In a fun and safe atmosphere, these divers learn the fundamental skills of the sport of diving while developing a comfort and familiarity with the springboards and platforms. They attend two to four practices per week and incorporate light stretching and dry land activities into their training. Once members attain the minimum dive requirements, they will attend some AAU meets. The primary goal of this group is to develop greater physical fitness and coordination while fostering an interest in and enjoyment of the sport of diving. Members will progress toward upper-level groups.
Our elite diving program is divided into two groups:
- INTERMEDIATE: This group is the core of the Longhorn Aquatics diving program. Although they already have the minimum requirements to compete at either the Novice or Junior Olympic level, these divers are working toward learning more difficult optional dives in all directions. Members attend some meets during the year. They strive to achieve a greater consistency in the execution of their dives, both in practice and during competition. Divers attend practice most nights per week, and they incorporate assigned improvement techniques into their activities away from the pool. The divers also possess the desire and ability to complete any conditioning and dry-board/trampoline sets assigned during practice. This group is also expected to train for both the US Diving championship meets and AAU Nationals (as appropriate).
- JUNIOR OLYMPIC: This is the most elite group in Longhorn Aquatics. Athletes on the National Team have achieved strong results at US Diving national championship competitions and have demonstrated the technical proficiency necessary to sustain their superior success for the next several years. They are committed to attending all meets on the competition schedule, including traveling to meets around the nation in preparation for US Diving Regional, Zone, and National championship events. These divers have the ability and desire to compete at the NCAA Division I level. In addition to attending all team practices, members make an effort to improve their diving when not at the pool by incorporating stretching, weight training, mental preparation, and general fitness augmentation strategies into their daily routines. Moreover, they are leaders of the team by acting at all times with the decorum of becoming a member of Longhorn Aquatics and compel others to do the same.
Entry into any of the three diving programs requires invitation by the head diving coach.