This page contains information on our Learn to Dive, Recreational and Masters Classes. In Auckland Diving, these classes run for 60 min or less and teach the fundamental skills of diving. See below for more information on our classes: Grades 1&2, Grades 3&4, U16 Rec, U21 Rec and  Masters.  To book classes, please go to the "Booking Classes" option from the menu

TERM DATES

Term 4 2020: Monday Oct 12 - Saturday Dec 19

Class Schedule Changes:
Thurs Dec 10 - time change for Rec U16 class (today 6-7pm)
Saturday Dec 12 - no classes (another user group using the dive pool

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

Holiday classes run at both West Wave and Glenfield pools. 

Bookings for January 2021 are now open for booking. Select the 'booking classes' page above.

Please scroll below for information on times and costs.


TERM LTD CLASS TIMETABLE

WW = West Wave Pool, Henderson (black); GF = Glenfield Pool (red)

Please note this is a general timetable and some classes listed maybe cancelled due to lack of enrollment and advertised class times may need to change.

Click here for our Squad timetable.

LEARN TO DIVE, RECREATIONAL AND MASTERS CLASSES

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable and able to swim in deep water.

Lesson and recreational divers generally attend 1 session per week and are welcome to attend more if they wish. The fee is paid termly and is based on a flat rate per session of $10.50 for a Grade 1/2 class and $16.50 for all other 60 min classes.
Total term fees are dependent on factors such as the school term length, public holidays and/or session cancellations.

Please click here to see an overview of our club structure and how divers can move through the programme

Grade 1 & 2 Class

Main entry point our diving programme
No prior diving experience is required.
30 minute classes
Learning the skills to complete grades 1 & 2
Great for water confidence
Once completed Grade 2, divers can move into a Grade 3&4 class at the beginning of the next term
Alternatively, there are recreational classes available for divers turning 12 or older in that year

Grade 3 & 4 Class

Prerequisite: Diver must have completed Grade 2

60 min classes
Learning skills to complete grades 3 & 4

Once grade 4 is achieved, the following term, an 11&U aged diver moves into 11&U Skills Squad If aged 12&O the diver moves into either 12&O Skills Squad, or a recreational class.
(age is based on the age they will be on Dec 31st of that year) 

U16 Recreational

No prior diving experience is required.
60 minute classes
For divers aged 12 - 15 years. (based on age at Dec 31st of the current year) Divers can enroll into U16 at the start of the year that they turn 12.
To learn diving skills in a controlled and safe environment.
Focus is on learning diving moves at the pace of the individual and to provide an activity where people can learn new skills, have fun, keep fit and be active.
Competitions are available if interested 

U21 Recreational

No prior diving experience is required
60 minute classes
For divers aged 16 - 20 years. (based on age at Dec 31st of the current year) Divers can move into U21 at the start of the year that they turn 16
To learn diving skills in a controlled and safe environment.
Focus is on learning diving moves at the pace of the individual and to provide an activity where people can learn new skills, have fun, keep fit and be active.
Competitions are available if interested

Masters

No diving experience is required.
60 minute classes
For adults 21+ years
Divers can move into Masters at the start of the year that they turn 21
To learn diving skills in a controlled and safe environment
Focus is on learning diving moves at the pace of the individual and to provide an activity where people can learn new skills, have fun, keep fit and be active.
Competitions are available if interested

HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Are held at both Glenfield and West Wave pools.Specific session times are posted approx 2 weeks prior to the upcoming holiday.

If you are already registered with us then log into your club account to book.
New divers please click here and register as a new diver to book classes.

We offer a variety of sessions over the holidays.
New divers and those working on grades 1-4 can choose from the 3 options below:

  1. Regular 2hr session - our most popular holiday class as it has both dryland and pool components. For those unfamiliar with dryland it is an important part of diving where divers learn the technical elements in a safe environment to build confidence especially when learning some of the harder skills. This along with specific strength exercises, basic gymnastics, mobility and body awareness helps divers speed up their diving development. Cost is $26 per session with discounts available if you book more than 1 session per week at a time.
  2. Pool only 1hr session - limited sessions available with no dryland component. Cost is $16.50 per session with no discounts available.
  3. Recreational classes - 1 hour pool only sessions for divers specifically aged between 12-20yrs. Divers can be at any level of diving (not just grade 1-4). Cost is $16.50 per session with no discounts available.

For divers who have achieved Grade 4 or above, you are welcome to attend either our 11&U or 12&O Skills Squad sessions. The age is based on what your divers age is, as of Dec 31, this year. Please click here for more detail on squad sessions.

Holiday Program Times

Times may change due to other pool users; please check the times carefully when booking.

Times for Regular Holiday Sessions (2hrs): 

West Wave Pool: Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 9-11am; Tues 1-3pm

Glenfield Pool: Mon, Wed, Fri 3-5pm; Tu & Thurs 9-11am

Times for Pool Only Holiday Sessions (1hr):

West Wave Pool: Mon, Thur 10-11am; Tues 2-3pm

Glenfield Pool: Mon 4-5pm; Thurs 10-11am

Times for Recreational Holiday Classes (1hr pool only): For divers aged 12+yrs

West Wave Pool: Mon 1-2pm, Thurs 2-3pm

Glenfield Pool: Tues 9-10am

Diving FAQ's

Q: Does my child have to wear a Speedo?
A: This is one of the most asked questions from parents who have boys. The answer is no, Speedo's are not required. However, it is important that the boy's Togs be above the knee and the girl's Tog's be a one-piece.

Q: I (Or my child) have never dived before – is this o.k.?
A: Of course! Our Diving New Zealand Certified coaches know how to progress a diver from absolute beginner to advanced and competitive levels; and have a lot of experience doing so.

Q: Do I (or my child) have to jump off the high board?
A: No, we will only ask the diver to go off the high(er) boards when we (Coaches) have determined that they are ready to do so. However, no one is required to jump from the high board if they don't want to.

Q: How old does the child have to be to join diving?
A: We have divers as young as 5 years of age in our programs We recommend that they can swim 15m and be comfortable in deep water.

Q: What's the height of the tallest tower?
A: 10 metres! Our facility consists of diving boards from 1 metre, 3 metres, 5 metres, 7.5 metres and 10 metres.

Q: When can my child move up in levels?
A: Diving is a highly technical sport with many challenges like coordinating your arms and legs while jumping off a moving object (the board); falling through the air and trying to land within a close distance (1 meter) to the board - and staying in control through the whole skill. This is a lot of information for a child to take in and master.

Although you, the parent and external observer, may not see many changes each day, often the best change is observant to the coach on the most simple of skills - the front and back jump. Creating the proper movement patterns and foundation is essential to being able to move on to more difficult dives, decreasing the incidence of injury.

It is common for a child to stay in each level 2 - 4 times as there are many skills to achieve in each level. This could mean that they could stay in each level for a year. Diving teaches children agility, coordination flexibility, jumping and respect for the technical environment. Diving will challenge a participant to achieve and experience skills they couldn't imagine.

Simply put, we keep your child safe and help them progress successfully through the levels.

Q: Where do the parents/spectators sit
A: During lessons, parents are welcome to watch from the stands! We kindly ask parents not to come down onto poolside during the lesson 

 

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