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CALENDAR IS KING!

Class times and locations can sometimes change: The SSDC calendar is the final word on class time and location.  
Please be on time "as written" on the calendar as we perform 30 minutes of conditioning before we go in the pool.

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PRACTICE DIRECTIONS


PERCY WALKER POOL

 

Percy Walker Pool
175 St, George Street
Duxbury, MA 02332
P: 781-934-2464

MIT POOL

 

MIT - Zesiger Sports & Rec
120 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
P: 781-831-4414

THE U - DRYLAND

 

University Sports Complex
645 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339
P: 781-831-4414



MEET LOCATIONS

SUDBURY POOL

 

Atkinson Pool
40 Fairbank Road
Sudbury, MA 01776


HARVARD POOL

 

BLODGETT POOL - Harvard
16 N. Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
 


WELLSLEY COLLEGE

 

Zesiger Sports & Rec
120 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


BENTLEY POOL

 

BENTLEY University
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452
 


HOLY CROSS

 

College of the Holy Cross
10 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610


UMASS-Dartmouth

 

UMASS-Dartmouth
Tripp Athletic Center
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747


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ssdc policies


ssdc policies

ssdc policies


ssdc policies

CLUB POLICIES

Please familiarize yourself with the SSDC policies below. In addition, all divers should be familiar with the AAU National Requirements, FINA Rules, and Degree of Difficulty Table put out by the National Dive Committee.

ACADEMICS:

All divers must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA or a C+ for all classes, not just collectively


ATTENDANCE:

Divers must be at practice on time and ready to dive.  Siblings and career obligations often make this difficult.  Car pools with teammates are often the best solution.  Occasionally missing a class is acceptable, but if it happens frequently the diver will be put on the wait list and another, more committed, diver may take his or her place.


BEHAVIOR:

Divers and their families are expected to behave appropriately at all times, follow the established rules of the pools and events and refrain from criticizing the judges, coaches or divers.

Parents are not allowed to coach their kids. During practices and meets, allow the coach or coaches to do their jobs.  Some coaches find that divers perform better and more effectively when parents are not present or are seated further away.

Coaching, yelling or disrupting a practice from the bleachers is never acceptable during practices or meets, in any capacity, for any reason.  If your child misbehaves, a coach has some responsibility to discipline them, but the ultimate responsibility for discipline remains with the parent.


COMMUNICATON:

A diving coach can have a positive and long-lasting relationship with a diver. He or she can help a diver perform well and make diving a pleasant experience.  Parents may find it difficult to approach a coach with a question or concern. Remember, the parent and coach are working together in the best interest of the diver, and should feel comfortable discussing any issue that affects the diver.

The best time to approach a coach is before or after practice or a meet, not during the event.  It is helpful to remember that a coach is most likely concerned with the long-term goals and may have a different perspective than the parent.  Also, remember that the coach is concerned with the best interests of the team, as well as those of the individual diver.

A misunderstanding or miscommunication should be addressed early on before it turns into a more serious problem.  Approach the coach with your concern and listen to the coach’s explanation.  Some misunderstandings may be miscommunication on the part of the diver.  Occasionally, a parent may want to remove a child from a sport due to an unpleasant experience.  Before making any abrupt moves, a parent should talk to the coach to see if a less drastic step may improve the situation.


HIGH SCHOOL DIVING - MIAA

In the event an SSDC Coach is coaching your High School Team - SSDC High School divers will need to pay the whole monthly tuition amount, every month (as we are a private club).  If you need reimbursement from the school because the school is not providing a facility for your diver to conduct HS practice, then you will have to go after this reimbursement.  Regardless, SSDC will need to get the monthly tuition from each member diver.

As a private diving club, SSDC will do their best to help club divers and advise club HS divers to strategize their dives for the best results even if their club practices are reduced due to the High School season.
 

INJURY

Divers who are injured and plan on returning to the club will need to pay HALF their monthly tuition in order to hold their spot for up to 4 months.  Divers who are injured and do not plan to pay the monthly “hold” amount of $half their monthly tuition, will lose their spot, and membership in South Shore Diving.

Returning injured divers who opted out of the monthly injury fee will need to repay a registration fee.


MAKE-UPS

If you miss a class, I will do my best to help you make up the class within the current session, but there are no guarantees due to time and space constraints. There is no pro-rating of classes. All new sessions start fresh and a diver cannot carry over missed classes from a previous session.


REFUNDS

During the initial start with SSDC, if your diver doesn't want to continue after the first class, a refund will be issued.  There are no refunds after once the second class has started.

Parents must let the Head Coach know that they plan to quit or leave diving after the 1st of any month, otherwise there is no refund for that month.


REQUIRED FORMS / MEMBERSHIPS

All divers must have completed all forms, be a member of the AAU with the Added Benefit, and pay tuition on time.


TAKING A BREAK:

Divers wanting to take a “complete” break will jeopardize their diving spot (divers taking a break will not be guaranteed their preferred spot and membership in South Shore Diving regardless of ability, or seniority).

A diver taking a “complete” break, yet wanting to be supported at a national event, will have to pay a $150 per day coaching fee, with a 2-day minimum regardless if a registration fee has been paid.

Divers wanting to take a break while keeping their spot will need to pay the ”whole” tuition fee for that month, otherwise the diver will be treated as if it is a “complete” break and will potentially lose their spot and membership in South Shore Diving - regardless of ability and seniority.  If the diver pays the monthly break fee, they will be supported at Nationals if they take a summer break.


TUITION

See Tuition page for rules regarding tuition payments and pricing relative to payment date.

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VIDEO LOG


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VIDEO LOG


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SSDC VIDEO LOG

Below of past and current SSDC Divers performing different dives for view

Taryn Urbanus - 201B

Matthew Cristofaro - First 103C on 3-meter

Avery Pisani - 403C - 3meter

Brenna Short - 10 - does a fantastic 301C

Taryn Urbanus 303C

Kiki Murphy - 401B - 5m Platform - Nationals

Avery Pisani 401B - 3-meter

Brenna Short - SSDC -10 yrs - 405C @ MIT

Taryn Urbanus 305C

Gabby Taghian 203A on 3-meter

Kiki Murphy - 301C - 3-meter