Dive Team at LSA
Due to COVID-19 swim/dive team practices will have to wait. Sometime after our pool opens, we hope to implement a trimmed down version of team practices.
Earliest possible start date for dive practice is Monday, June 22, 2020.
PASDA has CANCELED it's planned meets including swim and dive championships for 2020. However, we may be able to conduct some internal or virtual meets later in the summer.
No Experience Required - Just Desire
The LSA Dive Team is for anyone age 4 to 18 who enjoys jumping off the diving board. No prior experience is necessary. Diving is a great sport for building character and confidence. The coaches aim to minimize stress and inject plenty of fun activities into the training. Coaches spend quality one-on-one time with every diver to set achievable goals, chart their progress and keep them motivated.
SIGN UP FORMS
Not Sure About Diving?
For those divers who want to try diving before making a team commitment, we offer a trial period to introduce them to diving. No previous experience is necessary; however, if the coaches feel a young diver is not yet ready for organized practices, then that child will be asked to wait until next year.
What dives are being taught?
Each diver learns new dives at their own pace. As a general rule of thumb, divers in a given age group will perform the following:
Dive Team Practice
Monday June 1 – Monday June 22, 2020
Afternoon Practice Schedule
Practices will begin on the first Monday in June. While Lawrence public schools are still in session, practice times will be weekday afternoons.
Regardless of age, divers may attend either practice that fits their schedule. The coaches will understand if your child arrives late, needs to leave early, or cannot make a particular practice.
No Practice on Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Last Day of School Party at the pool instead
Starting Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Morning & Afternoon Practice Schedule
Divers may choose any practice that best fits their schedule, regardless of age.
SIGN-IN Sheet Every Practice
We ask that team members please sign-in when they arrive at practice. Sign-in sheets will be at the Pool entrance table. Team members will not be penalized for missing practice, rather the list is helpful for coaches to know exactly who is in attendance to ensure the safety of our swimmers and divers. Please remind your child to only sign themselves in and not their friends.
Dive Team Meets
The regular season dual meets for diving in 2020 will occur on Monday and Wednesdays between July 1 and July 20. Dive championships are July 22 & 23 at Community Park Pool in Princeton. Divers must compete in at least one dual meet to become eligible to participate in the championship meet. There are tentatively 1 or 2 invitational meets as well for an extra fee.
The LSA dive meet calendar with location and opponents is posted on the team calendar. You can also find more details about the entire league schedule at www.pasda.org.
Sign-Up Sheet for Meets
Team members must indicate which meets they are able to attend by using the sign-up sheet posted in the clubhouse. If team members are not signed up for any given meet, the coaches will assume they ARE participating.
Parent Volunteer Jobs:
All dive families must sign-up to work at least 2 dive meets.
Visit the sign up portal on SignUp Genius - click button below.
Dive Team Coaches
Coach Kirk LeCompte
2019 was Kirk's eleventh season as the head dive coach at LSA. He and the other coaches have built one of the strongest dive programs in PASDA and led LSA to multiple PASDA Championship Titles, as well as a top three finish in each of the last 7 years. The team went undefeated in 2016 and 2017. Kirk has also served as the PASDA Dive Trustee since 2006. Growing up, Kirk swam, dove, and later coached for his teams in Virginia Beach, VA.
Coach Adam LeCompte
Adam was the 2013 AAU National Champion for 13 year old boys and the Mercer County High School champion two years in a row representing Lawrence High School in NJ. He finished 4th in the State among high schools divers. He began as an LSA diver at age 4 and has won every PASDA age group and OPEN title. He dove for the Junior Olympic Blue Dolphin Dive Team for 12 years. Adam has enjoyed sharing his love of diving and his extensive technical knowledge as a coach at LSA for 5 years.
Coach Ola Kwasniewski
Ola is a former PASDA champion and Mercer County champion who is also a standout Junior Olympic diver for TNT Diving. She finished 2nd in Mercer County and 3rd in the State among high school divers in 2019. She is a rising senior and dives for Lawrence High School.
Kerstyn is a Junior Olympic diver for TNT Diving and competes for Lawrence High School where she is a rising junior. She finished 5th in Mercer County and 13th in the State among high school divers in 2019.