It's a great time to be a Stratford Shark!
Since 1968, SRA has participated in the NVSL Dive League with a dive program for all ages and backgrounds from beginner to advanced. We focus on safely learning dives, proper body mechanics, technique, fundamentals, and we have fun in the process. Dive is considered a “crossover” sport – those who do gymnastics, dance, basketball, and other sports tend to do well at dive. The dive team practices Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 10:00 am based on age group. Coaches determine who is ready for the meets and who will have the best opportunity for the team to be successful.
Not a member? Not a problem.
Pursuant to an NVSL rule change in 2016, SRA will allow children of non-member families to join the dive team. The families must reside within SRA boundaries and be members of another NVSL pool without a dive team. In addition, at least one parent of each family will be required to volunteer at each home meet. No other SRA privileges will be extended to the diver or the diver's family. REGISTER HERE
Private Lessons allow for personal instruction with a certified guard who will instruct one individual for a 30-minute block of time mutually agreed upon by the instructor and member. Please pick up a contact sheet from the front office when the season begins.
Group Lessons are offered through the pool with a certified instructor. Group Lessons require children to be at least 4 years old.
Pre-Compete Lessons bridge the gap between lessons and team competition. They are designed to introduce children to the sport in a non-competitive environment. Divers practice front, back, reverse, and inward dives. To register your child for group lessons or pre-compete lessons, please complete the form linked below to get started!
As we look to begin summer 2021, group and pre-compete lessons will not be offered until further notice. We will announce any new developments in program offerings here, via membership email, and on Facebook.