The Fort Lauderdale Diving Team is the premiere springboard and platform diving team in Florida. We have a competitive dive team and offer private and group lessons. In short, if you are looking for anything to do with diving, you’ve come to the right place!
The Ft. Lauderdale Diving Team is a member of USA Diving, the national governing body for the United States Olympic Committee for the sport of diving. Our mission is to teach the sport of diving while allowing individuals the opportunity to reach their goal, in a fun and safe environment.
Dave Burgering, the Director of Diving and Head Coach, brings with him over 35 years of coaching experience and a great coaching and diving resume. Dave was a member of the 1980 USA Olympic Diving Team and the 2008 USA Olympic Team Coaching Staff. Please feel free to contact Dave if you have any questions.
Our team has a rich history. The Fort Lauderdale Diving Team has won an unprecedented 23 United States National Team Championship Titles from 1991-1997. These Team Championships include Men’s Team, Women’s Team and Combined Men’s and Women’s Team. Listed below are Olympians and national champions while they were on the Ft. Lauderdale Diving Team:
|Dave Burgering||USA||2008||Team Coach|
|Tim O’Brien||USA||2000||Team Coach|
|Dr. Ron O’Brien||USA||1968-1996||Team Advisor 2000|
|Scott Donie||USA||1992||Silver, 10M Platform|
|Mary Ellen Clark||USA||1992, 1996||2x Bronze, 10M Platform|
|Kent Ferguson||USA||1992||Event: 3M Springboard|
|Karen LaFace||USA||1992||Event: 3M Springboard|
|Jenny Keim||USA||1996||Event: 3M Springboard|
|Michelle Davison||USA||2000||Events: 3M Springboard; 3M synchro|
|Elbert Roon||USA||1936||Silver, 10M platform, Casino Pool|
|Katherine Rawls||USA||1932, 1936||Silver, 3M Springboard, Casino Pool|
|Kent Ferguson||1991||3M Springboard|
PAN AMERICAN GAMES
|Mark Lenzi||1991||Gold, 1M Springboard|
|Karen LaFace||1991||Gold, 3M Springboard|
|Kent Ferguson||1991||Gold, 3M Springboard|
|Patrick Jeffrey||1991||Bronze, 10M Platform|
|Patrick Jeffrey||1995||Bronze, 10M Platform|
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
|Michelle Rojohn||1997||Bronze, 1M Springboard|