Montgomery Dive Club Now Offering Home School Classes
The Montgomery Dive Club (MDC) is a registered USA and AAU Diving Club with a twenty year history of excellence in the Olympic sport of competitive diving. MDC is the home of national champions, international competitors and Olympic Trials qualifiers. But the program serves more than just elite athletes. The coaching staff at MDC emphasizes the benefits of the sport of diving for children of all skill levels and abilities.
Why Parents Love Diving
With so many sports and activities to choose from, why would you choose diving for your child? Diving offers a unique combination of team sport and individual activity. Participants hone social skills as they interact with staff and teammates. They compete individually, but also as members of MDC. Diving teaches essential life-skills such as focus, dedication and the ability to overcome fear. Our staff strives to instill and reinforce these lessons every day at practice.
For many of our participants, diving becomes an essential source of encouragement and self-confidence. We frequently see our participants bloom socially and academically as a direct result of the burst of self-esteem that comes from mastering simple and complex diving skills in a positive learning environment.
Why Kids Love Diving
Diving is a combination of gymnastics, dance, and swimming. At MDC we teach the sport through instruction in tumbling, trampoline, video instruction, and in-water training. Our curriculum has been refined over twenty years of full-time diving instruction at the highest levels of the sport. This means that we are able to offer a perfect balance of challenge and success - kids leave the pool with a real sense of accomplishment because they are identifying and acheiving objectives. And because we emphasize a hard-working but fun atmosphere, kids go home with a smile.
Who is this Class For?
The Homeschool Human Springs Team class is for kids who are interested in learning new things and who are comfortable jumping into deep water. Experience in diving, tumbling, trampoline, gymnastics and/or dance is a great benefit, but not a requirement. Each 3-month session we will offer optional competitions to allow the kids to show off their new and improved skills.
World Class Facilities
The Germantown Indoor Swim Center (GISC) is located in Boyds, MD, just off 270. It is home to a remarkable diving facility designed specifically for the highest levels of diving competition and training. Whether you are an absolute beginner or an elite athlete pursuing an Olympic dream, this facility has the equipment necessary to help you meet your goals.
Highlights of the facility include:
- 5, 7 and 10-meter platforms
- Two 1-meter springsboards
- Two 3-meter springsboards
- Dryland training area
- Spotting harness over 1-meter springboard
- Bubbler system for cusioned landings
- Digital video replay system
Doug Beavers has been active in the sport of diving since 1977. In over 20 years of experience as a professional coach, he has encouraged thousands of young people to strive for personal excellence. His students have gone on to become scholarships athletes, national champions, and Olympic team members. His philosophy is to focus on building confidence and trust in a positive training atmosphere while adhering to a tried and true skill progression developed over more than two decades of coaching experience.
Homeschool “Human Springs Team” Diving Class- 12 Week Session
We are currently offering 90 minute classes for beginner to advanced divers at our Germantown location. Homeschool classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Participants may choose to join us for 1, 2 or 3 days each week. Registration for each day of the week is done independently, so you can tailor your schedule to fit your needs. To find the class schedule, refer to the "Human Springs" program located in the program button on the left side navigation. Or click here.