Dive Coach Justin Clark

Dive Coach Justin Clark

Assistant Dive Coach Ava Smialowicz

Assistant Dive Coach Ava Smialowicz

Dive lessons are available to all AFC members.

Dive Lesson Overview

AFC Certificate holders and rental members can sign up for group dive lessons. These lessons are designed for those who are either new to diving, or Dive Team Members who want a little extra training.

WEEKLY sessions: 40 minutes/day, 4 days/week: Monday – Thursday, with a rain make-up day on Friday. Weekly Dive Lessons will begin June 17th for 9 weeks through August 16th. NOTE: Adults are welcome to participate in August lessons too!

Minimum Class Requirements

Participants enrolled in dive lessons MUST be able to swim the length of the pool and be comfortable in deep water.

Lesson Focus

The lessons focus on safe and correct diving technique for front and back dive, as well as other dives as deemed appropriate for individual skill level. Divers progress at their own pace to reach their individual goals. Divers who have mastered basic skills may progress to more advanced dives.

Dive Class Fees & Schedule

WEEKLY Dive lesson sessions are $70/week for Registered Dive Team Members, and $80 per non-Dive Team Members. The time slots for each session are shown below. Note that most sessions are 12:00-12:40pm until July 22, when they change to 10:00-10:40am (before the pool opens at 11am). You can sign up for one or more sessions at a time.

Weekly Dive Lesson Schedule

Week 1:  Mon. 6/17 – Thu. 6/20   12-12:40pm
Week 2:  Mon. 6/24 – Thu. 6/27   12-12:40pm
Week 3:  Mon. 7/1 – Wed. 7/3,  Fri. 7/5   12-12:40pm (NO rain make-up)
Week 4:  Mon. 7/8 – Thu. 7/11   12-12:40pm
Week 5:  Mon. 7/15 – Thu. 7/18   12-12:40pm
Week 6:  Mon. 7/22 – Thu. 7/25   10-10:40am [Earlier time, before pool opens @11am]
Week 7:  Mon. 7/29 – Thu. 8/1*   10-10:40am

Week 8:  Mon. 8/5 – Thu. 8/8*   10-10:40am

Week 9:  Mon. 8/12 – Thu. 8/15*   10-10:40am

* Adults welcome to register for any of these last weeks of Dive Classes into August!

Questions: email Dive Team Rep – Marlies Petruccelli: diveteam@afctigers.org.

Private Dive Lessons

If the group lesson times don’t work for you, private dive lessons are also available. Scheduling and payment for these lessons is made directly with the instructor. Private lessons MUST be coordinated with the Pool Manager during normal pool operating hours and when it is not being used for other pre-scheduled AFC events. Private lessons should be scheduled for when the pool is least crowded.

Please contact either of the Dive Coaches directly to arrange Private Dive Lessons:
Justin Clark (703-939-0870)
Ava Smialowicz (703-424-0895)