Justin Clark

Justin Clark

HEAD DIVE COACH
Charlotte Weir

Charlotte Weir

ASSISTANT DIVE COACH
Ava Smialowicz

Ava Smialowicz

ASSISTANT DIVE COACH
Marlies Petrucelli

Marlies Petrucelli

DIVE TEAM REP
AFC Dive Team

AFC Tigers Dive Team

AFC has a youth dive team, The AFC Tigers, that participates in Division 5 of the Northern Virginia Swimming League (NVSL).  This season features Justin Clark as Head Coach, along with Ava Smialowicz and Charlotte Weir as Assistant Coaches.

We welcome divers age 5-18; no experience necessary! To join the Dive Team, members must be comfortable in deep water, be able to swim the length of the pool, and be able jump off the diving board. Lessons also available.

The 2022 Dive Season

AFC Tigers are back! We are planning for competitive dive at AFC this summer. NVSL is planning for a regular season as guidelines permit and will provide further information as we get closer to the start of the season.

Pre-Season Practice will start the first week of June.  AFC Dive Team helps athletes gain strength and confidence in a safe environment while having fun along the way. They will develop their skills in proper diving technique, as they progress through various dives at their own pace. Divers may either participate in developmental B-Meets or compete in NVSL A-Meets based on age level dive qualifications. 

So join us on the boards and sign up today! For questions, email Dive Team Rep, Marlies Petruccelli: diveteam@afctigers.org.

Upcoming Social Events

2022 Dive Meet Schedule

The AFC Dive Team meet schedule is listed below.  Warm-ups for Home meets are at 4:00pm and warm-ups for Away meets are at 5:00pm.

Datevs. TeamWarm-Up TimeMeet Time
Tue, June 21st@ Camelot05:00 PM06:00 PM
Tue, June 28thAFC (vs Greenbriar)04:00 PM06:00 PM
Thu, June 30thB Meet @ Donaldson Run05:00 PM06:00 PM
Tue, July 5thAFC (vs Cardinal Hill)04:00 PM06:00 PM
Thu, July 7thB-Meet @ Dominion Hills05:00 PM06:00 PM
Tue, July 12th@ Chesterbrook05:00 PM06:00 PM
Thu, July 14thArlington Group B-Meet w/Dominion Hills @ Donaldson Run05:00 PM06:00 PM
Tue, July 19thAFC (vs Fairfax Station)04:00 PM06:00 PM

Dive Practice Schedule

The AFC Dive Team practices Monday-Friday, starting the day after Memorial Day (Tue.May 31) for pre-season after-school practices. During the regular season (starting Monday, June 20), practices are held late morning and early evening for AFC Divers to attend 1 hour/day. The daily schedule for both pre-season and regular season is listed below.  The regular season ends on Tuesday, July 19.  Please see the AFC Dive Calendar for latest updates to practice schedule.

Note: There are no afternoon practices on evenings of Dive meets.

Preseason Schedule: Tue, May 31st thru Fri, Jun 17th

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
04:00 PM- 05:00 PM04:00 PM- 05:00 PM04:00 PM- 05:00 PM04:00 PM- 05:00 PM04:00 PM- 05:00 PM

Regular Season Schedule: Mon, Jun 20th thru Tue, Jul 19th

Monday*TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:00 AM-12:00 PM10:00 AM-12:00 PM10:00 AM-12:00 PM10:00 AM-12:00 PM10:00 AM-12:00 PM
05:00 PM-06:00 PM*05:00 PM-06:00 PM05:00 PM-06:00 PM04:00 PM-05:00 PM

[* 3:00-4:00pm on  6/27, 7/11, 7/18]

2022 NVSL Championship Meets

Weekend meets hosted by NVSL are listed below for AFC Dive Team. These dive meets provide additional level of competition outside the regular season. Coach will provide details to divers on qualifications and eligibility to participate.

EventDateTimeLocation
Wally Martin Memorial MeetSun July 10th08:00 AMOak Marr
Cracker Jack B Meet InvitationalSun July 17th08:00 AMRavensworth
Divisional Championship MeetSun July 24th08:00 AMAFC
All-Star MeetSun July 31st08:00 AMFairfax Station

Sign Up for the Dive Team

Sign up to join the AFC Dive team in 2022!   Be sure you are logged into the AFC site and then click on the ‘Sign Up’ button to sign up for the AFC Dive team.

PARENTS OF DIVE TEAM – Volunteers Needed

Parents, we can’t do this without you! Please consider enjoying the excitement with your child by helping out. We need parents to help with several functions necessary to run the meets and social events. No previous diving experience is necessary. We provide all the training you need! Judges are particularly valuable and get the best seat in the house.
Volunteers are needed for each Dive Meet, both home and away. Even helping at 1 Meet is much appreciated. Table workers, judges and announcers are some of the volunteer positions required to run a meet. Clinics for these roles are listed below, and will teach you everything you need to know.
Please contact the Dive Team Rep to volunteer (diveteam@afctigers.org), and come attend a Clinic!

EventLocationDateTime
Coaches ClinicCamelotSat June 11th04:00 PM
Team Reps ClinicSideburn RunSun June 5th08:30 AM
Dive Meet Workers ClinicSideburn RunSun June 5th10:30 AM
Judges ClinicsSideburn RunSun June 5th
Wed June 15th
Wed June 22nd
10:30 AM
06:30 PM
06:30 PM