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 the week of June 19th for 8 weeks through the 2nd week of August. NOTE: Adults are welcome to participate in August lessons too!

EVENING sessions: are available ala carte for 1 hour on Monday or Friday evenings @7:30-8:30pm during the first 2 weeks of August (Mon.7/31, Fri.8/4, Mon.8/7, Fri.8/11). These are especially fun leading up to the AFC Family Fun Dive Meet on Sun.Aug.13th when adults get to join in on the action! (See details here: AFC Family Fun Dive Meet)

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 $65/week for Registered Dive Team Members, and $75 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 24, when they change to 10:00-10:40am (before the pool opens at 11am).

Weekly Dive Lesson Schedule

Week 1:  Mon. 6/19 – Thu. 6/22   12-12:40pm
Week 2:  Mon. 6/26 – Thu. 6/29   12-12:40pm
Week 3:  Mon. 7/3, Wed. 7/5 – Fri. 7/7   12-12:40pm (NO rain make-up)
Week 4:  Mon. 7/10 – Thu. 7/13   12-12:40pm
Week 5:  Mon. 7/17 – Thu. 7/20   12-12:40pm
Week 6:  Mon. 7/24 – Thu. 7/27   10-10:40am [Earlier time, before pool opens @11am]
Week 7:  Mon. 7/31 – Thu. 8/3*   10-10:40am
Week 8:  Mon. 8/7 – Thu. 8/10*   10-10:40am

Evening Dive Class Schedule:*
Mon. 7/31    7:30-8:30pm
Fri. 8/4        7:30-8:30pm
Mon. 8/7     7:30-8:30pm
Fri. 8/11       7:30-8:30pm

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

You can sign up for one or more sessions at a time. The August evening lessons are $25 per 1-hour session.

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 now also available. Scheduling and payment for these lessons is made directly to the instructor. Lessons can be setup anytime the pool is open for normal operating hours and is not being used for other pre-scheduled events in coordination with the Pool Manager. AFC encourages instructors and lesson attendees to schedule lessons for when the pool is least crowded.

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

Notice: Any dive lessons arranged are strictly between the client and the Dive Coach. AFC is only facilitating introductions.