Elite Team

About the Elite Team

One of the Most Premier Groups of Divers

Our Elite Team is one of the most premier groups of divers in the United States. It regularly consists of USA Diving Team Champions, USA Diving Individual National Champions and USA Diving National Team athletes. We are constantly striving to give athletes in this portion of our program an amazing experience that will not only teach lessons in the pool, but also outside that will carry them through the rest of their lives. Who our athletes are as people when they leave this program is of the upmost importance. 

The Elite Team athletes will always take a long-term approach in their training. Placement on the Elite Team is done by showing a high proficiency in the necessary fundamentals which are the building blocks for success in the sport. A slow progression will be followed from one skill to the next ensuring that our athletes are always excelling in the skills they are attempting. While it is easy for coaches, athletes, and parents to look at the present success of athletes, the Nadadores approach will always have an eye towards the future to ensure they will excel to their peak potential. If we skip steps in our progressions for short-term success, we limit our athletes ability to be the best they can be down the road.

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5 Elite Groups

The Elite Team consists of 5 different groups. The below are general guidelines for the groupings of our athletes, however, final groupings will be determined by the Elite/HP Director at his discretion:

Elite Bronze 1

12 & under athletes who have shown a high proclivity towards long-term success in the sport of diving.

Elite Bronze 2

12 & over athletes who are newly selected to the Elite Team, show a great deal of potential in the sport of diving, and have a desire to be highly competitive.

Elite Bronze 3

12 & under athletes who are newly selected to the Elite Team, show a great deal of potential in the sport of diving, and have a desire to be highly competitive.

Elite Silver

Elite Team athletes who have qualified for USA Diving Junior Nationals. Priority will be given to athletes who have qualified for semi-finals.

Elite Gold

14&Over athletes who have qualified for finals at USA Diving Junior Nationals, qualified for USA Diving Senior Nationals, qualified for a USA Diving International event or are on the USA Diving Tier 1, 2 or 3 squad.

13&U athletes who have placed top 3 at USA Diving Junior Nationals, qualified for USA Diving Senior Nationals, qualified for a USA Diving International event or are on the USA Diving Tier 1, 2 or 3 squad.

School Days Class Schedule

Elite Bronze 1

Tuesday/Thursday:
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday:
2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Elite Bronze 2

Tuesday/Thursday:
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday:
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Elite Bronze 3

Tuesday/Thursday:
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday:
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Elite Silver

The Elite Silver group is split into 2 practice groups to keep coach to athlete ratio low

1: Monday-Friday: 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

2: Monday-Friday: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

*There are options for double practices upon request

Elite Gold

The Elite Gold group is split into 2 practice groups to keep coach to athlete ratio low

1: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. 
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

2: Monday-Friday: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

*There are options for double practices upon request

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