Welcome to Fraser Valley Diving

About Us

Fraser Valley Diving (FVD) operates year round from October to the end of August. We are a registered non-for-profit organization with a Board of Directors that is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting that is held typically in October.

We offer the following programs:

  • Beginner Diving (Learn to Dive and fun dive classes) 
  • Advanced Diving (Recreational and Novice)
  • Masters

We have partnerships with the following organizations to enhance our training program. 

  • White Rock Gymnastics and diving – Dry land programs are available by invitation from your coach. The use of the gym provides our athletes with cardio, core strength, flexibility, and skill development using trampolines, foam pits and harnesses for safe learning.
  • Grandview Aquatic Centre – BC Diving partners with Grandview Aquatic Center and allows our members (selected by their coaches) to train at their facility Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Their facility is equipped with a 3 metre, 5 meter, 7.5 meter and 10 meter, and a bubble machine for learning new dives.

We can offer you all the skills needed to safely dive in a recreational program. If a more  competitive path is desired we can refer you to one of the BC Diving clubs that can meet your diving requirements. Opportunities are available for all athletes. 


Our Classes

Beginner Diving 4:00-5:00pm 

A class for all ages and abilities.  This class has a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of diving while working on conditioning, technique and development of skills in a fun and relaxed environment.

Advanced Diving 5:30-7:00pm

A class for all ages and more advanced abilities. This class is for divers who have dove before and are looking to build on their already learned skills.  A  strong emphasis on the fundamentals of diving while working on conditioning, technique and development of skills in a fun and relaxed environment.

Masters 5:30-7:00pm

Masters is offered for our adult divers. Adults who are wanting to learn to dive or continue on after a youth program can join us in this group.

Summer Diving 4:30-6:30pm Monday Wednesday and Friday

Summer Diving is for all ages and all levels. You can come all 3 days unlimited for the summer. Gives you flexibility on summer break to still dive! 

 


Our Coaches

Our coaches are all required to be certified by the Canadian Amateur Diving Association at the appropriate level for the athletes that they coach. They are also required to provide a criminal record check and proof of successfully passing the National Coaches Certificate Program (NCCP) ethics requirement. 

***** An alternate F.V.D. Coach will substitute if your coach is sick, out of town, or away on vacation. Although this happens infrequently, we ask for your patience when this is required. All substitute coaches are qualified for the level they are subbing in for. It is a valuable skill for divers to be able to learn and perform their dives with another coach *****

Communications

Most communication will be done via email, Instagram and Facebook. Please, make sure your current email address is on file with the registrar and that you check your email regularly to stay informed. When dropping your child off at the pool… please make sure you take your child down on deck or at least watch them through the windows. We would never want your child to be stranded at the pool due to an emergency cancelled practice.

Any practice cancelations will be done by email and posted on our social media as soon as we are aware. Newsletters will be sent out by email.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram or Check our website to see what’s new www.fvdiving.com

Financial Responsibility

  1. Registration happens all year long and is billed on the 1st of the month.
  2. 15 days notice is needed to end a membership.

Competitions

Each Diver is encouraged to participate in our home events. They are designed for all levels of skill including the Learn to dive level. All participants receive an award and it’s a great motivator for learning new Dives. 

Dates of Competitions will be emailed as they are scheduled. F.V.D. hosts the Candy cane meet, which is held in December at our pool.

Please note: Divers travelling to out of town competitions are financially responsible for their own expenses. This may include airfare, hotel, meals, and meet fees. As well, divers are responsible for paying their portion of coaching expenses. Where possible, FVD will help to subsidize these costs.

Fundraising

F.V.D. endeavours to keep fundraising to a minimum. There are two mandatory fundraisers in each season. Details will be communicated with ample notice.

FVD is partially funded by the BC Government. Part of our commitment to receive grant money is to fundraise. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your coach or one of the board members so that we can make your Diving experience an enjoyable one!