Dive Team at LSA
Our experienced and enthusiastic coaches will be returning for the 2023 season.
Dive practices begin Monday, June 5th
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?
Newcomers are welcome to try it out anytime before making a final commitment. Please be sure to sign your son/daughter up so we know to expect them. 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
Afternoons until public schools close
Practice will begin on Monday, June 5th.
While public schools are still in session, practice times will be weekday afternoons.
No Dive Practice on Thursday June 22nd!
Last Day of School Party at the pool instead!
Summer Practice Schedule
Starting Friday June 23rd
Monday - Friday
Divers may choose any practice that best fits their schedule, regardless of age, but in general:
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.
Weather Alerts & Key Announcements
To receive text alerts regarding weather cancelations and key announcements for DIVING, join our REMIND group.
Text the code @h96kf4 to the number 81010
Dive Team Meets
The regular season dual meets for diving in 2023 will be Wednesdays June 28, July 5, July 12, and July 19 from 4pm to 8pm. PASDA Dive Championships will be held mornings July 26 and 27. A special invitational meet will likely be Sat July 15 at Ben Franklin Swim Club.
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:
Parent volunteers will be needed to help run the meets... and it's a great way to get an up-close view of the diving action!
Parent Volunteer Dive Team Coordinator,
Dive Team Coaches
Coach Kirk LeCompte
2023 will be Kirk's 15th 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 10 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 Kerstyn Johnson
Kerstyn was a Junior Olympic diver for TNT Diving and competed for Lawrence High School. She finished 2nd in Mercer County and 4th in the State among high school divers in 2020 and is a big reason Lawrence won the County Team Title. She currently dives for Denison University.
Coach Beth Evaldi
Beth is former Junior Olympic and AAU diver for Princeton Tigers Aquatic Club and a former PASDA champion. She also competed for the Hun School where she was a medalist at the prestigious Easterns Prep School Championship and the Mercer County Dive Championship. She currently dives for The College of New Jersey.