Intro Diving

The La Madrona Intro to Diving Class will teach children the fundamental skills necessary to be successful in the sport of diving. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn to dive in a pool safely and with confidence. The class will be 45 minutes in length and will meet once a week.

Spring 2024 will be a three-week/6 class program which will build upon skills each week in a fun and safe manner. Kids will learn the proper arm patterns, body positions, and entry technique that Olympic divers use.

This class will be taught by Santa Cruz native and 2008 Olympian Ariel Rittenhouse.


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Contact our Aquatics Director at 831-438-1072 ext 104 or [email protected] for questions and more information

Spring registration will begin on Monday, February 26th online at 10am. Non-members can sign up on Monday, March 2th by contacting the Aquatics Office. After that registrations can be made directly  [email protected].

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Program space is limited to 8 spots per group/per day. Members’ accounts will be billed. Non-members must pay the club in advance and have a completed guest waiver on file. Because La Madrona is a private club, non-members visiting the club for programming are not allowed use of the facility outside of their paid programming. Please wait for your class to begin before using the facility and use is not allowed after programming.

Withdrawal and Makeup Policy: Registration selections may only be altered within the first week of programing for a club credit. If a class is missed, makeups are not guaranteed. However, makeups can be granted if space allows on other days in that session of programming.