COC dives into Spring

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The College of the Canyons Spring Board Diving Team is looking for full-time students who are interested in learning and improving their spring board diving skills to take a step forward and join the team this Spring Semester.

If you are interested in learning Spring Board Diving and/or competing for COC this Spring you are encouraged to sign up for Kinesiology 280A Intercollegiate Swimming for the Spring Semester.  This class meets from 6:30am – 8:20am, Monday – Friday, at the COC Valencia Campus indoor heated pool.  (This is a 3 unit class with grading based on attendance and participation.)

“This is a great opportunity whether you are a novice just starting out or a skilled diver, trampolinist or gymnast to enrich your college experience with the training skills, self-discipline and motivation you will be  developing through daily training on the diving boards at College of the Canyons, ” said Head Coach Dan McCann.

All of the diving students who are able to learn and perform a basic 6 dive skill list have the opportunity to perform at several dual meets as well as the Conference Championships which are fun and exciting as well as a great opportunity for meeting new friends.

Each of the last 4 seasons College of the Canyons Spring Board Dive Team has produced at least one athlete and several times two who have qualified for the final State Championship competition at the beginning of May.  In 2012 College Of the Canyons own Joe Harries took 2nd Place in the California Community College State Championships on the 3 meter spring board.  A huge accomplishment for a student with a solid gymnastics background but with no experience on a diving board before the Fall 2011 COC Dive Training class.

The team hopes to continue the tradition of success for COC Diving in the Spring 2015 Season.  All that is needed are students who are ready and willing to get up in the morning and flip into the pool and learn.

If you have any questions you can contact Assistant Swim Coach Dan McCann at danmccann@sbcglobal.net or (818)437-7067.