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.
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!!!
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 Senior CAPTAIN, Hannah Mudge is making a big difference diving for GEORGIA SOUTHERN. Also, Senior CAPTAIN Mackenzie Hagist, will be bring diving to new heights for NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Swimming and Diving Team! Seniors Gabby Taghian and Cece O'Reilly are competing for BOSTON COLLEGE making BC tough to beat in 2018/19!
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 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.
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.
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.
Chris resides in Plymouth, MA.
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.
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.