We hope you find it informational as well as educational about the sport of springboard and platform diving and the Fort Lauderdale Diving Team. Please feel free to fill out the contact us page and receive information about the team, camps, competitions, and volunteering.
The Fort Lauderdale Diving Team is the premiere springboard and platform diving team in Florida. We also have a competitive dive team, private lessons, group lessons, and visiting divers can come train with us. In short, if you are looking for anything to do with diving, you’ve come to the right place!
2016 was a good year for the program, out scoring all teams in Florida at the 2016 AT&T USA Diving National Championships placing 5th overall. We also have one of the greatest history of any program in the country.
Dave Burgering, the Director of Diving and Head Coach, brings with him over 27 years of coaching experience and a great coaching and diving resume. Please visit the about page and look up our staff. Dave was also a member of the 1980 USA Olympic Diving Team, and 2008 Olympic Team Coaching Staff. Currently Dave is the immediate past Chairman of the Board for USA Diving, the National Governing Body for the sport of diving as designated by the United States Olympic Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of USA Diving.
Olympic Team members from Ft Lauderdale Diving Team
Dave Burgering – coach 2008
Jevon Tarantino 2008
Tim O’Brien – coach 2000
Michelle Davison 2000
Scott Donie – silver 1992
Mary Ellen Clark- bronze 1992 & 1996
Kent Ferguson 1992
Karen LaFace 1992
Jenny Keim 1996
Dr. Ron O’Brien-coach 1992 & 1996
Elbert Roon (Casino Pool) silver 1936
Katherine Rawls (Casino Pool silver 1936 & 1932
- Group Diving Lessons
- Private lessons
- teams visiting the south Florida area have the opportunity to train with one of our coaches, or rent the facility
- pool and birthday parties
Please enjoy the pages that follow and we hope to see you on the pool deck.