In July, SSDC divers competed at the AAU Diving National Championships in Huntersville, North Carolina. Congratulations to SSDC's AAU NATIONAL DIVING CHAMPION: BRENNA SHORT
We had an outstanding group of divers this year in Captain Lauren O'Sullivan, Grace Magee, Finn Paterson, Brooke Leggat, Olivia Templeton, Brenna Short, Amanda Bross, Matthew Cristofaro, and Sadie Him. All 9 SSDC Divers were tough competitors and 3 divers, Brenna Short (1m & 3m), Olivia Templeton (1 & 3 meter) and Amanda Bross (1m & 3 meter) emerged as AAU "ALL AMERICAN" (Top 12 in the country). CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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 alumni continue their diving success as Juniors Gabby Taghian and Cece O'Reilly competing for BOSTON COLLEGE making BC tough to beat in 2017! Junior, Hannah Mudge is diving for GEORGIA SOUTHERN and Junior Mackenzie Hagist, dives for NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY in Boston. Representing LOYOLA UNIVERSITY is Senior, Maggie Garrahan.
Good luck to all the SSDC divers who are diving in college! You make SSDC very proud!
Maggie GARRAHAN - LOYOLA University - 2018
Kelsey GOLDEN - BOSTON College - 2018
Taryn URBANUS - University of CONNECTICUT - 2016
Abby GARRAHAN - PROVIDENCE College - 2016
Maeve DAWLEY - VILLANOVA University - 2016
Julie COLEMAN - University of RHODE ISLAND - 2015
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 to 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:
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!
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 on 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.
Coach Dolloff, is one of the top springboard diving club instructors in the country. Coach Dolloff has coached 5 AAU National Champion Titles, and 45 AAU All-Americans (Top 12 in the Country). All of SSDC divers that dive in High School make the state Diving Championships. Coach Dolloff strives to not only help the club divers achieve their athletic goals, but to help them 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!
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.
A SSDC coach since 2008, Chris Benisch has a passion for diving that started at age 9 after jumping off the 10-meter platform at Dartmouth College.
Coach Bensich dove for the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club on the North Shore of Long Island. 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, he learned to appreciate and respect all aspects of diving.
Coach Bensich is an accomplished diver and an experienced Club Coach for SSDC! Coach Benisch main focus is to help developing divers procure the right diving fundamental success and building on that achievement one dive at a time.
Taryn is SSDC's most accomplished diver and is now a coach for SSDC. A Quincy native, Taryn dove for the Quincy High School where she was a NISCA 2 time- High School All-American, (Top 100 In the USA) and set the Massachusetts State 6-dive record @ 312.00.
As a college diver at UCONN, Taryn qualified and competed in the NCAA, Division 1 National Diving Championships competing among the best in the world.
A 2-time Captain of the UCONN Swimming and Diving Team. Taryn is a coach that leads by example.
Taryn is currently earning her Masters Degree, in Sports Psychology, at Springfield College.