Young Elite 13 and Under


Amateur divers on this team will be between the ages of 8 and 13, and eligible to compete in corresponding age-appropriate age group meets. Divers on this team are expected to make a commitment for the season, with the goal of qualifying for and competing in U.S. Junior Nationals. This team is ideal for athletes wishing to progress to the Elite Over 13 Team.

To qualify for the Elite Over 13 Team, divers at a minimum, must have or be willing to work towards the following skills in the tuck position, and free position for twisters, on the 1M and be willing to work on a 3M list:

  • 101 - forward dive

  • 201 – back dive

  • 301 – reverse dive

  • 401 – inward dive

  • 102 – forward 1 somersault

  • 202 – back 1 somersault

  • 302 – reverse 1 somersault

  • 402 – inward 1 somersault

  • 5122 – forward somersault 1 twist (1M)

  • 5221 – back somersault 1⁄2 twist

    Note: Divers who are working on these skills and very near attaining them may be invited to move onto the Elite 13 and Under team at the Director’s discretion.

    Training Requirements/Time Commitment

    Elite Over 13 Team divers are expected to practice in person a minimum of 4 days a week with the option of up to 6 days a week at no additional charge. Practices integrate dryland and diving board workouts; team members are required to participate in all aspects of practice. Additionally, Elite Over 13 Team divers are expected to incorporate conditioning routines into their daily activities outside of practice. Divers on this team are expected to participate in competitions requiring travel.


Class Schedule for Young Elite

Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
UMBC Pool 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM