Dive Team at LSA
Dive Practices have started.
Please note that PASDA has CANCELED it's regular meets including swim and dive championships for 2020. However, we plan to conduct some small or virtual meets instead.
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 – Thursdasy June 18, 2020 (CANCELED)
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 Friday, June 19, 2020
Last Day of School Party at the pool instead (CANCELED)
Starting Monday, July 6, 2020 (REVISED Start Date)
Extended until Friday August 14 ($25/week)
Practice Schedule - Monday thru Friday
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 be limited this summer due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements. Some meets may occur on Monday and Wednesdays between July 6 and July 31. Details to be announced. PASDA Dive championships are canceled this summer, but a replacement meet is under consideration.
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
2020 will be Kirk's twelfth 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 8 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 Ola Kwasniewski
Ola is a former PASDA champion and two-time Mercer County champion who is also a standout Junior Olympic diver for JDA Diving. She finished 1st in Mercer County and 3rd in the State among high school divers in 2020. She just finished her senior year at Lawrence High School, where she led her team to a County Title, and was honored as the Lawrence Athlete of the Year, setting school records in both Field Hockey and Diving.
Coach Kerstyn Johnson
Kerstyn is a Junior Olympic diver for TNT Diving and competes for Lawrence High School where she is a rising senior. 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.
Coach Beth Evaldi
Beth is a Junior Olympic diver for Princeton Tigers Aquatic Club and competes for the Hun School where she is a rising junior. She is a recent PASDA champion and 2020 Medalist at the Easterns Prep School Championship.
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. We hope to see a bit of him in 2020.