Our Dive Team is looking forward to another great summer and welcoming more new divers to our team!
Thinking about joining the Parliament Dive Team? Just want to give it a try? Contact dive rep Kate at panthersdive@gmail.com to register for a no-cost trial (maximum of 3 practices).

2018 Swim/Dive Registration form is available online.  NVSL participation wavier must be completed and submitted to team rep before diver is able to participate.

 

2018 Parliament Panthers Dive Team NVSL


Head Coach – Doug Beavers
Coach Beavers learned to swim and dive at Parliament Pool in the early 1970’s. He has been active in the sport of diving since 1977, and has been a professional diving coach for almost 30 years. During his tenure as Assistant Coach and Head Coach for the Parliament Dive Team, the team won the NVSL Division One title twice.He served as assistant coach at the Northern Virginia Dive Club, spent two years as the Head Junior Olympic Coach at South Carolina Divers and was the assistant diving coach at the University of South Carolina, where he worked with Puerto Rican Olympian Vivian Alberty and US Olympians Melisa Moses and Michelle Davison.For almost ten years, Coach Doug worked with the City of St Peters, Missouri to create a comprehensive diving program at the St Peters REC-PLEX. He started from scratch, and over the next several years Lightning Diving became a nationally recognized USA Diving program, produced numerous Junior National and Senior National Qualifiers, NCAA scholarship athletes, and several US National Champions.Divers trained by Coach Beavers and his staff in St Peters went on to capture NCAA and Senior National Titles, compete in US Olympic Trials, and even compete at the Olympic Games.In addition to coaching, Beavers has been active in the administrative levels of the sport, serving on the Executive Board of USA Diving and as President of the US Professional Diving Coaches Association. He was named Program Director of Montgomery Dive Club in September 2010, where he continues to work as owner, administrator and coach.Coach Doug is thrilled to return to Parliament as the new Head Diving Coach. This summer his goal is to create a fun and encouraging atmosphere for the Parliament Divers, with an eye on building for the future.Assistant Coach – Ellie Anderson
Ellie loves working with children and will focus on helping our freshman divers gain confidence and develop a passion to dive. Like Parker, a love of gymnastics led to diving for Ellie.  She has been diving with the Panthers for 4 years, is a Red Cross certified lifeguard, and teaches children to swim at a local swim school.
Team Representative– Kate Anderson
Contact Kate at panthersdive@gmail.com, she will be happy to answer any questions you have.

NVSLThe Northern Virginia Swimming League was founded in 1956 to sponsor competitive swimming and diving in and among the community swimming pools in that area of Northern Virginia contiguous to the District of Columbia, and to develop in the children participating in this program: A love for the sport, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork, and the principles of good sportsmanship.

2018 Practice Schedule

5/29-6/15
 Mon – Fri  4:00-5:30 pm

Starting 6/18

Morning Practice:
Mon – Thurs  8:30 – 10:30 am

Friday  7:30 – 10:30 am

Evening Practice:
Wed 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Sunday 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

2018 Meet Schedule

6/26    Parliament @ Orange Hunt

7/3    Stratford @ Parliament

7/10    Parliament @ Greenbriar

7/17   Commonwealth @ Parliament

7/22    Cracker Jack @ Springfield

7/24    North Springfield @ Parliament

7/29   Dive Divisionals @ North Springfield

8/5    All Stars @ Oakton

Important Events

TBD: Pep Rally
TBD: Team Pictures/Pancake Breakfast
TBD: Pep Rally
TBD: Pep Rally