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ABOUT


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  WELCOME TO SSDC!

SSDC is the premier, privately run, Springboard Diving Club
in New England and located on the South Shore of Massachusetts.
SSDC is a certified USA & AAU Junior Springboard Diving Program.


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LAUREN O’SULLIVAN

Hanover High School

This 5-2 senior diver was seventh at the Div. 2 state championships with a score of 413.40. Was runner-up at the South Sectional meet with a score of 442.05. Undefeated in dual meets in the Patriot League and Won the diving competition at the league championships for a third straight year. ... Fisher Division MVP. Team captain. A repeat All-Scholastic. Member of South Shore Diving Club. High-honor-roll student is ranked No. 2 in her class with a 4.6 GPA. Member of Community Service Club. Wants to pursue a career in finance.

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GRACE MAGEE

Norwell High School

This 5-4 junior diver was the Div. 2 state champ with a score of 455.15. Also won the South Sectional crown with a score of 452.65. Three-time South Shore League champion. Broke her own six-dive school record with a score of 308.85. Member of South Shore Diving Club. Said coach Julie Fox: “Grace’s athleticism and confidence on the board have placed her far above the competition.” High-honor-roll student. Wants to dive for a Div. I college program while studying neuroscience; wants to eventually be a trauma surgeon.

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ERIN MURPHY

Duxbury High School

This 5-8 sophomore diver was fourth at the Div. 2 state championship with a score of 424.45. ... Helped the Green Dragons, two-time defending state champs, place second this time, just behind Wayland. Was third at the South Sectional meet with a score of 434.80. Helped Duxbury claim the South team crown over Oliver Ames. Patriot League All-Star. Plays JV field hockey. Varsity rower. High-honor-roll student. Student council member. Plays the flute. Wants to dive in college while studying biomedical engineering.


SSDC’s GRACE “G” MAGEE WINS D2 STATE DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS!

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SSDC HAS 4 DIVERS IN THE TOP 8 @ GIRTLS D2 STATES! GRACE MAGEE 1st - KIKI MURPHY 4th - LAUREN O’SULLIVAN 7th - TIERNEY REGAN 8th - GRACE ZIMMER - 17th , and DELANEY SMITH 21st.

SSDC HAS 4 DIVERS IN THE TOP 8 @ GIRTLS D2 STATES! GRACE MAGEE 1st - KIKI MURPHY 4th - LAUREN O’SULLIVAN 7th - TIERNEY REGAN 8th - GRACE ZIMMER - 17th , and DELANEY SMITH 21st.

SSDC HAD IT’S FIRST TOP BOY FINISHER - FINN PATERSON EARNS 6th @ THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE MIAA D2 BOYS STATE DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS! GREAT WORK BY ALEX WALTMAN - 21st & SPENCER DEERING 23rd.

SSDC HAD IT’S FIRST TOP BOY FINISHER - FINN PATERSON EARNS 6th @ THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE MIAA D2 BOYS STATE DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS! GREAT WORK BY ALEX WALTMAN - 21st & SPENCER DEERING 23rd.


9 SSDC Divers-D2 State Diving Championships

Senior Captain Lauren O’Sullivan, (Hanover), Captain Grace Magee, (Norwell),
Grace Zimmer, (Duxbury), Captain, Kiki Murphy, (Duxbury),
Delaney Smith,(Nauset), Alex Waltman (Scituate), Specer Deering, (Seekonk), Finn Paterson, (Seekonk), Tierney Regan (Duxbury).


SSDC STATE DIVING RESULTS

 
 

SSDC LEAGUE RESULTS

2019 HIGH SCHOOL BOYS & GIRLS CONFERENCE / LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SSDC SECTIONAL RESULTS

2019 HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS & BOYS D1 & D2 SOUTH SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS


"BRENNA SHORT - NATIONAL CHAMPION!!!"

Brenna Short - 12 Becomes National Champion on 1 meter at the AAU National Diving Championships in San Antonio, TX. This is Brenna's 3rd National Championship, in 3 years, and set a record for SSDC's only 3-time medalist three years in a row. Brenna joins fellow SSDC diver, Erin "Kiki" Murphy, with three National Championship wins.

2018 AAU DIVING NATIONALS

In July, SSDC divers competed at the AAU Diving National Championships in HOT, San Antonio, Texas. Congratulations to SSDC's AAU NATIONAL DIVING CHAMPION: BRENNA SHORT

We had an outstanding group of divers this year in Senior Captain Lauren O'Sullivan, Captain Kiki Murphy, Captain Grace Magee, Tierney Regan, Delaney, Smith, Finn Paterson, Olivia Templeton, Kara Leahy, Brenna Short, Amanda Bross, Matthew Cristofaro, and Sadie Him.

All 12 SSDC Divers were tough competitors and 5 divers, Brenna Short (1m & 3m), Matthew Cristofaro (1m & 3m), Olivia Templeton (3m) Amanda Bross (1m) and Sadie Him (3m), emerged with AAU "ALL AMERICAN" honors (Top 12 in the country). CONGRATULATIONS!!!

WELCOME TO SOUTH SHORE DIVING!!!

SSDC divers embody the best qualities of sportsmanship, work ethic, and pride, fostered by a close-knit, supportive team community. We take seriously the development of our athletes as competitive divers in a safe and methodical way, but are most proud of how they apply the leadership lessons learned from diving as they move beyond the world of diving: to college, work, and beyond. SSDC divers proudly represent their club team, schools, and their communities, competing at local, state, and national competitions!

SSDC - DIVING in COLLEGE!

Newly minted SSDC alumni Lauren O’Sullivan will be diving at NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY in the fall! We wish our Senior Captain all the luck in the world and know she will make a huge impact as a Northeastern Husky!

Good luck to all to every SSDC alumni divers who are diving in college and leading, by example, in your lives!
You make SSDC very proud!


SSDC COLLEGE DIVING ALUMNI:

Hannah Mudge - (Captain) - GEORGIA Southern - 2019
Mackenzie Hagist - (Captain) - NORTHEASTERN - 2019
Cece O’Reilly - (Captain) - BOSTON College - 2019
Grabby Taghian - BOSTON College - 2019
Maggie GARRAHAN - LOYOLA University - 2018
Kelsey GOLDEN - BOSTON College - 2018
Taryn URBANUS - (Captain) - UCONN - 2016
Abby GARRAHAN - PROVIDENCE College - 2016
Maeve DAWLEY - VILLANOVA University - 2016

Julie COLEMAN - University of RHODE ISLAND - 2015

AAU ALL-AMERICAN - Brenna Short WINS Girls 12 - 1m - "GOLD" and "BRONZE" on 3meter @ the 2018 AAU National Diving Championships!

AAU ALL-AMERICAN - Matthew Cristofaro the first SSDC boy to earn "ALL-AMERICAN" on both boards. 9th on 3 meter and 12th on 1 meter @ the 2018 AAU National Diving Championships!!!!

AAU ALL-AMERICAN - Olivia Templeton - 13, earns 10th on 3-meter @ the 2018 AAU National Diving Championships!!!!

AAU ALL-AMERICAN - Olivia Templeton - 13, earns 10th on 3-meter @ the 2018 AAU National Diving Championships!!!!

 
AAU ALL-AMERICAN - Amanda Bross - 12, earns 11th on 1-meter @ the 2018 AAU National Diving Championships!!!!

AAU ALL-AMERICAN - Amanda Bross - 12, earns 11th on 1-meter @ the 2018 AAU National Diving Championships!!!!

 
AAU ALL-AMERICAN - Sadie Him - 10, earns 9th on 3-meter @ the 2018 AAU National Diving Championships!!!!

AAU ALL-AMERICAN - Sadie Him - 10, earns 9th on 3-meter @ the 2018 AAU National Diving Championships!!!!


 
 
 
 
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achievements


achievements

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ACHIEVEMENTS

South Shore Diving Club (SSDC) has achieved much since its founding in 2004.  The clubs main focus is to help kids achieve their athletic diving goals while helping them to be accountable and lead by example.   All the coaches at SSDC are continually learning the newest and latest proven diving techniques and fundamentals.  Here are some of our achievements:

 
  • 6 - AAU DIVING "NATIONAL CHAMPION" TITLES.

  • 1 - AAU RED-WHITE & BLUE NORTH 3-METER CHAMPION

  • 49 - AAU ALL-AMERICANS (Top 12 in the country).

  • 1 - USA DIVING - REGION-1 -3-Meter CHAMPION.

  • 3 - USA DIVING - NATIONAL DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP FINALIST.

  • 2 - NISCA HIGH SCHOOL DIVING ALL-AMERICAN. (top 100 in the USA)

  • 93 - MIAA HIGH SCHOOL STATE DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP FINALISTS.

  • 2 - MIAA STATE DIVING CHAMPIONS.

  • 93 - MIAA SOUTH SECTIONAL FINALISTS.

  • 8 - MIAA SOUTH SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS.

  • 30 - MIAA CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS.

 

The Team's focus with these young athletes is to lead by example and that there is no substitute for hard work and working as a team to achieve your goals.  I am so proud of the team's accomplishments, but I know it is just the tip of the iceberg!


2018

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AAU RED WHITE BLUE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

BRENNA SHORT

Competed at the
RED - WHITE - BLUE
National Diving Championships representing the
"EAST COAST - BLUE TEAM"
which won the RWB National Championships!

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2017

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INTERNATIONAL
CAMO INVITATIONAL

Brenna Short and Olivia Templeton
Competed in SSDC's first INTERNATIONAL diving Invitational @ The International CAMO Invitation in Montreal, Canada. 
Both brenna and Olivia competed against Canada, Portugal, Cuba, Australia, United Kingdom, Austria, Puerto Rico. Spain, France and Italy to name a few!

Brenna Short & Olivia Templeton


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COACHES


coaches

COACHES


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SSDC COACHES

Coach Craig Dolloff grew up on the South Shore in Duxbury, MA and he got involved with diving when he was 11 years old as part of the original Duxbury Aqua-Dux Swimming and Diving Team.  Craig started SSDC in the Fall of 2004 and started with just 5 divers.  Since then SSDC has grown to be one of the premier diving clubs in United States.  The entire Coaching staff of SSDC has a passion for elevating the sport of diving and are driven to help each and every diver reach their diving goals.  

 
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HEAD COACH
CRAIG C. DOLLOFF

Coach Dolloff, one of the top springboard diving club instructors in the U.S., focuses South Shore Diving Club (SSDC) on having solid diving fundamentals that leads to outstanding dive results.  Coach Dolloff has coached 6 AAU National Champion Titles, and 49 AAU All-Americans (Top 12 in the Country).  Coach Dolloff and his coaches strive to not only help the club divers achieve their athletic goals, but to help them be accountable, responsible, and to lead by example in everything they do.

In 2007, the first SSDC diver qualified for the AAU National Diving Championships, and since then, we have never looked back: SSDC divers have qualified for AAU Nationals every year since!  In 2018 SSDC brought a total of 12 divers to AAU Nationals.

Since 2009, SSDC divers have earned AAU ALL-AMERICAN Diving Honors every year. Currently, the club has divers that come from all over the South Shore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


COACH DOLLOFF CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

 
  • FINA:
    CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL DIVING JUDGE.

  • USA DIVING:
    CERTIFIED DIVING COACH.

  • USA DIVING:
    CERTIFIED SAFETY COACH.

  • USA DIVING:
    CERTIFIED AERIAL TRAINING COACH

  • USA DIVING:
    COACHING FOUNDATIONS –CERTIFIED

  • U.S. SAFE SPORT - CERTIFIED.

  • HEADS-UP – CERTIFIED.
    (Concussion Trained)

  • AAU DIVING - DIVING COACH.

  • RED CROSS - CPR & FIRST AID.


COACH
CHRIS BENISCH


Chris has been coaching at SSDC for over 10 years. He started diving at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club on the North Shore of Long Island every summer and began competing in the country club league.  Before diving in high school he was introduced to the legendary Hazel Barr and began training at the Flushing YMCA in Queens, NY. With Hazel I learned to appreciate and respect all aspects of diving.

Chris has been coaching with SSDC since 2008 and love the sport more than I ever have.

In addition to SSDC, I have coached for various public and private High Schools on the South Shore and have sat as judge during MIAA diving events for both D-1 and D-2 school's. Additinally, Chris has served at an AAU National Judge over the past 6 years and has evaluated thousands of divers for both 1 and 3 meter sanctioned diving events.

COACH
JULIE COLEMAN


Julie, a former SSDC diver and team captain, attended The University of Rhode Island where she dove under the Atlantic 10 Conference. She was a four-time Atlantic 10 team member, awarded Diver of the Year for the 2013-2014 season, and named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll all four years.

As a High School Diver, Julie began her diving career late and became the Bay State Conference Champion in her first season as a senior.

Julie aims to help the younger generation of divers to feel empowered and confident to take on all of life’s journeys from the lessons they will learn in sport.

Julie resides in Quincy, is a Registered Dietitian, and received a M.S. in Public Health Nutrition.

COACH
GABBY McDONALD


Gabrielle McDonald is a former diver, for SSDC, and dove for Notre Dame Academy and was a member of the D1 Diving Team at the University of Connecticut.  After UCONN, Gabrielle continued her education at Boston University and was then accepted into a rigorous PhD program at Tufts University.   

Dr. Gabrielle McDonald is now a PhD. and works as a Scientist for Agios Pharmaceuticals, in Cambridge, MA.

Gabrielle, has coached athletes at the AAU National Diving Championships and has attended at least 2 RIPDIVE trainings as a coach.  Gabrielle is an excellent coach and will support divers with their goals and will offer an amazing perspective and mentorship. 

Gabrielle currently resides in Rockland, MA, with her husband Paul, and their dog Murph!

COACH
HANNAH MUDGE


Hannah dives for Georgia Southern University under the CCSA (Coastal Collegiate Sports Association).  Hannah was SSDC's only 3-year Senior Captain due to her outstanding leadership abilities.

As a senior at Georgia Southern, Hannah is the Captain of her swimming and diving team.  Recently, Hannah has received numerous CCSA Diver Of The Week honors and made conference finals on both 1 and 3 meter boards.

In High School, Hannah was a A four-year state qualifier and finalist in both swimming and diving.  In 2013-2014, Hannah was named as a league all-star team in both swimming/diving and was a state finalist 4 years in a row.

Hannah resides in Marshfield and will be a senior at Georgia Southern next fall and is currently pursuing a Law degree.



COACH
BENSICH
CERTIFICATIONS


●   AAU DIVING - COACH

●   RED CROSS CPR & FIRST
AID

COACH
COLEMAN
CERTIFICATIONS


●  USA DIVING:
    CERTIFIED DIVING COACH


●  USA DIVING:
    CERTIFIED SAFETY COACH


●   U.S. SAFE SPORT-                       CERTIFIED

●   HEADS-UP – CERTIFIED.
     (Concussion Trained)

●   AAU DIVING - COACH

COACH
McDONALD
CERTIFICATIONS


●  USA DIVING:
    CERTIFIED DIVING COACH


●  USA DIVING:
    CERTIFIED SAFETY COACH


●   U.S. SAFE SPORT-                       CERTIFIED

●   HEADS-UP – CERTIFIED.
     (Concussion Trained)

●   AAU DIVING - COACH

COACH
MUDGE
CERTIFICATIONS


●   AAU DIVING - COACH

●   RED CROSS CPR & FIRST
AID