Ft. Lauderdale Diving Team

the best team in Florida

The Fort Lauderdale Diving Team is the premiere springboard and platform diving team in Florida. FLDT has placed higher than any team in Florida the past 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) at the USA Diving Junior National Championships.  We also have had at least one diver win the gold in the past 4 Junior National Championships. FLDT offers group lessons, private lessons, 3 different levels of our competitive team and invites visiting divers with USA Diving memberships to come train with us.

Dave Burgering

Dave Burgering, the Director of Diving and Head Coach, brings with him over 33 years of coaching experience and a great coaching and competitive diving resume. Dave was a member of the 1980 USA Olympic Diving Team, and the 2008 USA Olympic Team Coaching Staff. Dave has served on the board of directors of USA Diving as Chairman and Vice President, Senior and Junior Diving. Learn more about our diving staff.

In addition to the diving team, we also offer:

• Group Diving Lessons
• Private lessons/Semi-Private lessons
• Teams visiting the south Florida area have the opportunity to train with one of our coaches

Please enjoy the pages that follow and we hope to see you on the pool deck.

Student Testimonials

"I have personally known Dave Burgering for the last fifteen years and can't say enough good things about him as a world class diving coach, motivator, and mentor. Dave has played many roles in my life through the years--the obvious one is that of a great coach and mentor....but Dave is much more then that to me he is also a second father and one of the very first people to this day who I pick up the phone to call and share adversities and triumphs." BD

"My daughter has been diving with Dave Burgering since age 9. She is now a freshman athlete at the University of Alabama. Dave Burgering taught her the skills she needed to be successful on the college level. I have found him to have a vast knowledge of the sport as well as compassion for all of his athletes. He has brought much success to the Fort Lauderdale dive team as a sincere, dedicated coach who is always willing to go the extra mile for his athletes."

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