Policies and Procedures

COVID 19 Rules

    • Masks must be worn upon entering all WCU buildings, regardless of vaccination status
    • Parents are not permitted in the pool area as spectators
    • If a diver has any symptoms, then do not bring he/she to practice until symptom-free for at least 24 hours
    • If a diver is diagnosed with COVID 19, then communicate immediately to coachmorgan.wcd@gmail.com
    • Returning to practice after COVID 19 diagnosis requires written proof of negative test result and clearance from a physician

Team Registration

    • WCD Registration Form – must be completed and received prior to practicing
    • Concussion Form – must be completed and received prior to practicing
    • Hand Spotting Form – must be completed and received prior to practicing
    • AAU Registration (9/1/2021-8/31/2022) – required for all WCD divers; select the added benefit option; a link to the website, instructions, and WCD club code will be provided
    • USA Diving Registration (1/1/2022-12/31/2022) – required for all JO level divers; coaches will prompt divers when to complete
    • Divemeets Registration – for AAU and USA Diving meet entries; required for all WCD divers; no fee; link to the website, and instructions will be provided

Practices

    • 1M/3M Practices – include the following planned activities by level:
      • Beginner – 15 minutes of dryland training and 45 minutes of board skill instruction and activity
      • Intermediate/High School – ½ hour of dryland training and 1 hour of board time
      • Junior Olympic – 1 hour of dryland training and 1.5 hours of board time
      • Coaches will evaluate and recommend divers to progress to the next level based on observation of skill development, talent potential, and good sportsmanship
        Note: if there is not space in the next level, then there will be a waitlist
    • Platform Practices – divers will be invited by the coaches to participate in an optional Platform program; locations of these practices to be announced

Scheduling

    • All practice scheduling to be communicated to Morgan Shive
      coachmorgan.wcd@gmail.com
    • Changes should be requested in advance prior to the start of a new session
    • Coaches reserve the right to adjust the schedule based on diver volume

 Attendance

    • Alternative practices are offered due to cancellations for college events, holidays, and meets
    • Alternative practices are NOT offered for personal absences
    • Dropoff and pickup of divers at the lobby doors
    • Pick-up of divers after practices should be timely; parents/guardians should contact a coach in advance if there is an unplanned delay

Payments

    • Registration Fee – $200 one-time non-refundable per diver for the period 9/1/2021-8/31/2022; this covers pool rental, equipment and supplies, maintenance, and part of coaches’ travel expenses for meets during the season
    • Practice Fees – per the published WCD fee schedule (sent via email)
    • Sibling Discount – 10% discount for each additional diver; applies to practice; if divers are in different levels, then discount applies to equal or lesser monthly fee
    • Practice Fees must be received by the start of each session, and can be remitted in the following ways:
      • Venmo
        • Add the APP to your phone
        • Send a friend request to the User Name @westchesterdiving
        • Payments must include diver name and purpose
        • Payments will be accepted upon verification of correct amount and complete description
      • Checks Payable to “West Chester Diving” ; must include diver name and purpose on memo line
      • Cash in sealed enveloped marked with diver name and purpose

Attire

    • Girls to wear one-piece diving suits
    • Boys to wear brief diving suits (no jammers, no shorts)
    • Bring shorts and t-shirt for dryland training
    • For safety reasons, no jewelry, no clips/bobby pins, no band-aids, no gum

Team Suits/Spiritwear

    • WCD team suits are required for participation in diving meets; these may not be worn during practices
    • WCD warm-up suits are strongly encouraged for the JO level
    • WCD spirit wear (tshirts, hoodies, shorts, etc.) are offered a couple of times during the season

Diving Meets

    • AAU & USA Diving Meets
      • Beginner — Divers are encouraged to participate in novice AAU competitions with coach’s recommendation
      • Intermediate — Divers are encouraged to participate in novice or JO AAU competitions, and USA Diving competitions upon coach’s invitation
      • Junior Olympic — Divers must make a commitment to attend all AAU Meets and USA diving competitions (upon qualification)
    • Event Entry Fees – these are charged by the meet sponsor for one meter, three meter, and platform entry
    • Coaching Fees – these are charged by WCD to contribute to covering the cost of coaching as well as travel, lodging, and meal expenses
      • AAU Meets – The fee is $40 per event, payable to “West Chester Diving” and submitted one week prior to the meet
      • USA Diving Meets – The fee is $50 per event, payable to “West Chester Diving” and submitted one week prior to the meet
    • Registration and Dive Sheets – these should be completed online at divemeets.com by the divers and parents/guardians
    • Hotel Accommodations – reserving and paying for personal lodging is the responsibility of the diver’s parents/guardians 

Practice Viewing

    • At this time during the COVID 19 pandemic, no spectators will be allowed inside the pool area
    • Please be respectful of the WCU facilities and clean-up/discard containers and trash prior to leaving the building

Video Taping

    • NO video taping of warm-ups or practices
    • If a diver wants a video, then he/she should request a coach to video

Cell Phones

    • Divers may NOT have cell phones on the pool deck; during practices phones must be placed in their bags

Drinks/Snacks

    • Bring water or sports drink (no glass)
    • May bring a snack, but no eating in locker rooms

Questions for Coaches

    • Do not talk with a coach during practice; make arrangements via email, text, or direct call to setup a time outside of practice; coaches’ contact information is maintained on the WCD website westchesterdiving.com
    • Questions? >> first go to the WCD website westchesterdiving.com; then email Mary Jane Kleinfelter @ mjik@comcast.net and Morgan Shive @ coachmorgan.wcd@gmail.com

Communications

  • Reminders will be sent via email
  • Alerts and news will be posted on the WCD website and sent via email