Here is the information page for our squads. We currently have six squads in Auckland diving which provide environments where divers can progress their skills and compete locally, domestically and possibly internationally. Scroll down the page for an overview of our squads. 

Term Dates and Information

Term 4 2020: Monday Oct 12 - Saturday Dec 19

Class Schedule Changes:
Wed Dec 9 & Thurs Dec 10 - time change for Performance and Jnr Elite Squads only
Saturday Dec 12 - no classes (another user group using the dive pool)

January School Holiday Program:
Monday - Friday: Jan 5-29

January Holiday Squad Timetable

SQUAD TERM TIMETABLE & FEES

WW = West Wave Pool; GF = Glenfield Pool

FEES

For divers training in squads, fees for multiple sessions are reduced as the number of sessions attended each week increases. This proportional increase applies to all divers that attend sessions that are 2 hours or more. 

Term fees outlined below do not include school holiday sessions, this is reflected in the amount charged. These sessions are optional but recommended for term paying divers. For Performance and Junior Elite squads, who are invoiced monthly, their fee is based on 48 weeks of training per year, as attendance during school holidays is expected.

At the time of publication, all our fees include pool entry and hire, club registration and DNZ affiliation, this could be subject to change if external bodies change their own terms and conditions or fee schedules.

Our fees do not include the costs of competitions.  These costs will be presented to you in advance of any competition we are looking to attend.

*Please note, divers attending 5+ sessions are part of our performance squad. These divers are training to compete at a senior international level and have their fees capped due to the high volume of training required. Our performance squad is subsidised by both ADCT and external funding agencies.

Term fees can be paid in installments if preferred, please contact info@aucklanddiving.co.nz to arrange.

11 AND UNDER SKILLS SQUAD

For children 11 and under who have passed Grade 4 (age is based on the age they will be on Dec 31st of that year)

Lead coach: Georgia Fitzpatrick
Objective: Divers in this squad progress towards learning and competing their nationally recognised Skills Level 1, 2 and 3, whilst still learning moves from our Auckland Grade Scheme (Grade 5 and 6).
No. of training sessions per week: 1 - 3 sessions per week. We strongly encourage 2 or more sessions to enable appropriate development.
Length of session: 2 hours (1 hour dryland, 1 hour pool).
Competitions: Attendance expected at skills testing events held in Auckland and encouraged for the National Skills Testing Event (which is held either in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton or Dunedin) annually. Other optional domestic opportunities available.
Monitoring and reporting: Divers and parents will receive a quarterly report stating what progress is being made. Coaches will also be in contact with relevant information throughout the season. Holiday programmes: Recommended
Fee payment: Termly + holiday programmes

Moving on from this squad:
Movements into different classes happen at the beginning of each term. 
a) Into C&D Age Group Squad: Divers will be invited into the Age Group Squad once they have competed an Age Group list.
b) Into 12 & Over Skills: A diver from the 11 & Under Skills will be moved to the 12 & Over Skills Group at the beginning of the year that they turn 12.
c) Into U16 Rec: Divers 12 and over may choose to move into a recreational class (this is available from the beginning of the year that they turn 12).

12 AND OVER SKILLS SQUAD

For children 12 and over who have passed Grade 4 (age is based on the age they will be on Dec 31st of that year).

Lead coach: Eleanor Phillips
Objective: Divers in this squad progress towards learning and competing their nationally recognised Skills Level 1, 2 and 3, whilst still learning moves from our Auckland Grade Scheme (Grade 5 and 6). 
No. of training sessions per week: 1 - 3 sessions per week. We strongly encourage 2 or more sessions to enable appropriate development. 
Length of session: 2 hours (1 hour dryland, 1 hour pool). 
Competitions: Attendance expected at skills testing events held in Auckland and encouraged for the National Skills Testing Event (which is held either in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton or Dunedin) annually. Other optional domestic opportunities available.
Monitoring and reporting: Divers and parents will receive a quarterly report stating what progress is being made. Coaches will also be in contact with relevant information throughout the season.
Holiday programmes: Recommended
Fee payment: Termly + holiday programmes

Moving on from this squad:
Movements into different classes happen at the beginning of each term.
a) 12 & Over Skills into C&D or A&B Age Group Squad:  Divers will be invited into the Age Group Squad once they have competed an Age Group list. The letters before the age squads identify the ages of the divers. C&D are divers aged up to 13 (turning 13 before 31st December. A&B are divers aged 14-18 (again turning 18 before 31st December).
b) 12 & Over Skills into U16 Rec or U21 Rec: Divers 12 and over may choose to move into the age appropriate recreational class (age is based on the age they will be on Dec 31st of that year). 

C & D AGE GROUP SQUAD

For children 13 and under who have competed at least one board at an Age Group Level (age is based on the age they will be on Dec 31st of that year).

Lead coach: Finn Bramley
Objective: Divers in this squad progress towards learning and competing Age Group lists. 
No. of training sessions per week: 2 - 3 sessions per week, ideally 3 for optimum development at this level. 
Length of session: 2 hours (1 hour dryland, 1 hour pool).
Competitions: Domestic competitions expected. Optional international trips.
Monitoring and reporting: Divers and parents will receive a quarterly report stating what progress is being made. Coaches will also be in contact with relevant information throughout the season.
Holiday programmes: Recommended
Fee payment: Termly + holiday programmes

Moving on from this squad:
a) C&D Age Group Squad into the A&B Age Group Squad: A diver from the C&D Agegroup Squad will be moved to the A&B Agegroup at the start of their Group B season (ie - about September of the year before they turn 14).
b) C&D Age Group into Skills: This is a possibility if divers are not able to perform the dives required for the Age Group level of competition. This can be done at any time.
c) C&D Age Group into U16 Recreational: Divers may choose to move away from competitive diving but still want to dive to keep fit and healthy, moving into recreational diving allows for this. Divers must be 12 years or older on 31st Dec of that year for this.
d) C&D Age Group into Junior Elite: Divers will be invited into the Junior Elite Squad once they have competed a Junior Elite list.

A & B AGE GROUP SQUAD

For children 14 - 18 who have competed at least one board at an Age Group Level (age is based on the age they will be on Dec 31st of that year).

Lead coach: Tayla Gibbs
Objective: Divers in this squad progress towards learning and competing Age Group lists.
No. of training sessions per week: 2 - 4 sessions per week, ideally 3+ for optimum development at this level.
Length of session: 2 hours (1 hour dryland, 1 hour pool).
Monitoring and reporting: Divers and parents will receive a quarterly report stating what progress is being made. Coaches will also be in contact with relevant information throughout the season.
Holiday programmes: Recommended
Fee payment: Termly + holiday programmes

Moving on from this squad:
a) Age Group into 12 & Over Skills: This is a possibility if divers are not able to perform the dives required for the Age Group level of competition. This can be done at any time.
b) Age Group into U16 or U21’s Recreational: Divers may choose to move away from competitive diving but still want to dive to keep fit and healthy, moving into recreational diving allows for this.
c) Age Group into Junior Elite: Divers will be invited into the Junior Elite Squad once they have competed a Junior Elite list. 

JUNIOR ELITE SQUAD

For children 12 and over who have competed at least one board at an Junior Elite Level (age is based on the age they will be on Dec 31st of that year).

Lead coach: Ellie Price
Objective: Divers in this squad progress towards learning and competing Junior Elite Lists on both domestic and international events.
No. of training sessions per week: Minimum 4 sessions per week, ideally 5 for optimum development at this level. 
Length of session: 2 - 2.5  hours (1 hour dryland, 1.5 hour pool), (Tuesday no dryland)
Competitions: Domestic and international competitions expected.
Monitoring and reporting: Divers and parents will receive a quarterly report stating what progress is being made. Coaches will also be in contact with relevant information throughout the season.
Holiday programmes: Expected
Fee payment: Monthly

Moving on from this squad:
a) Junior Elite into Age group: This is a possibility if divers are not able to perform the dives required for the Junior Elite level.
b) Junior Elite into U16 or U21’s Recreational: Divers may choose to move more away from competitive diving but still want to dive to keep fit and healthy.
c) Junior Elite into Performance: The performance squad is for athletes that are competing on or tracking towards a senior international level. The decision to move divers into the Performance Squad will be made by the Performance and Head Coach in conjunction with the Junior Elite Coach and based on previous competition results, potential to learn world standard difficulty of dives and work ethic. 

PERFORMANCE SQUAD

The performance squad is for athletes that are competing on or tracking towards a senior international level.

Lead coach: Cordelia Norris
Objective: Divers will be aiming to achieve the toughest and most well-executed dives within their capabilities to compete on the world stage.
No. of training sessions per week: minimum 6 sessions per week.
Length of session: 2 - 3.5  hours
Competitions: Domestic and international competitions expected.
Monitoring and reporting: Divers in the performance squad will have a major goal they are working towards. As expected at this level, the coach and diver will be in continual close communication on their progress towards this.
Holiday programmes: Expected
Fee payment: Monthly

Moving on from this squad:
a) Performance Squad into the Junior Elite Squad: Moving into Junior Elite Squad is possible for divers who still meet the Junior Elite age requirements and can commit to 4x per week.
b) Performance into U16, U21’s Recreational or Masters: Divers may choose to move more away from competitive diving but still want to dive to keep fit and healthy, moving into recreational diving or Masters allows for this.


 

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