WELCOME TO RC FINS DIVING!
The Fins Dive Team is a fun and active group of kids who love to dive! Any child member age 6-18 of Rock Creek Pool may join the dive team if they can swim one length of the pool and tread water for one minute in the deep end. The dive team welcomes children who have never tried diving before as well as those who have been on the team for years!
Rock Creek Pool is in Division I of the Montgomery County Diving League (MCDL). Other pools in our division include Merrimack Park, Glenwood, Old Georgetown, Seven Locks and Tanterra.
PARENT INFORMATION MEETING
There will be a parent information session for new and returning divers on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at 5:00pm in the grill area of the pool. Please join us to hear about the program, sign up and meet the wonderful coaches for the 2022 season.
Until school is out:
- Mondays – Fridays, June 1 (that’s a Wednesday!) – June 17, 5:00pm–6:00pm or 6:00pm-7:00pm (come when you can)
After school is out:
- Mondays – Fridays, June 20 -July 18
- 8 & Unders 4:00pm-5:00pm
- 9-12 years 5:00pm-6:00pm
- 13 & Older 6:00pm-7:00pm
The first 15 minutes of each practice will be dryland (that means not in the water, on the deck) so pool members can use the boards from the top of the hour until 15 minutes after the hour. Dryland consists of stretching and conditioning. We hope to offer morning practices as well and will confirm that before school is out.
2022 DIVE MEET SCHEDULE
The schedule will be available on the MCDL website at www.mcdiving.org. It will be under the tab 2022 Season.
- June 19 – 4:00pm Rock Creek at Merrimack Park (arrive at 3:15pm for warm ups)
- June 26 – 4:00pm Tanterra at Rock Creek Pool (arrive at 2:45 pm for warm ups)
- July 3 – 4:00pm Rock Creek at Glenwood (arrive at 3:15pm for warm ups)
- July 10 – 4:00pm Old Georgetown at Rock Creek Fins (arrive at 2:45pm for warm ups)
- July 17 – 4:00pm Rock Creek at Seven Locks (arrive at 3:15pm for warm ups)
- July 18 – 5:00pm final Monday Funday popsicles and dive games for all divers
- July 24 – Division I divisional meet location TBD (arrive at 7:00am for all ages warm ups)
- July 24 – 5:00pm Swim and Dive Team Banquet at Rock Creek Pool
- July 28 – All Stars 12 & under – 3:00pm location TBD
- July 29 – All Stars 13+ – 3:00pm location TBD
Divers perform dives in their age group and compete at each Sunday meet. The 8 & Unders and 9-10 year-old divers perform 3 dives, 11-12 year-old divers perform 4 dives, 13-14 year-old divers perform 5 dives, and 16-18 year-old divers perform 6 dives. The divers are expected to arrive to the meet at about 3:00pm on Sundays and stay for the entire meet which usually lasts from 4:00pm – 7:30pm.
Divers generally wear a red and black swimsuit to competitions but do not have to wear the official team suit. If you would like to buy this year’s suit, it is Dolfin Supernova. You can buy the official suit it online or from Capital Sport and Swim (10558 Metropolitan Ave, Kensington, MD 20895) and ask for the Fins suit or wait until they visit the pool on Friday evening June 3. Feel free to use previous years’ suits if they still fit, or any red or black suit your child likes. Boys need to wear jammers or a Speedo to competitions instead of trunks.
We can’t have a dive season without all the awesome parents pitching in to pull it off! When you register your divers you will be able to sign up to help doing concessions, setting and cleaning up, working the scoring table or judging. There are clinics each spring for new judges and referees and the fins need both, so please consider that! The clinics this year are on June 3, June 9, June 12 and June 16 (which will be on zoom). Judge training is from about 7-8:15pm and then referees stay until about 9pm. If you have questions about judging or refereeing, please ask Katie or Dawn.
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE FINS NEWS
You will receive all our updates once you register your diver(s).
There is a lot of spirit when you are a RC Fin! There will be a spirited potluck dinner and pasta party each Friday night throughout the season. This is combined with the swim team. All families are welcome to bring a dish to share! The pep rally part of this party will happen at 7:00pm each week.
There will be a spirit theme announced for each week. Kids, parents and coaches are encouraged to come to the meets dressed for the theme (usually things like – beach, pajamas, animals, etc).
The registration fee for the dive team is $120 per child. There is also a $15 MCDL insurance fee per child. You must pay both in order to participate in practices. If your child decides not to stay on the team, please let us know by June 10 and we will refund your registration fee.
We look forward to a wonderful summer season!
Your RC Fins Dive Team parent reps!