Charger Dive Club (CDC) is a dynamic new diving club in Southern California that draws youth divers from Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties.
CDC was founded by Director and Head Coach Eric Lesser whose lifelong passion for diving inspired him to give back to the sport by starting a club to help kids acquire the skills and confidence necessary to succeed at the Junior Olympic level and on into college.
CDC trains out of two pools in Southern California: Cypress College Aquatics Facility in Cypress, CA and the Riverside Aquatics Complex at Riverside City College. The Cypress pool features two 1 meter springboards, a 3 meter springboard and a 5 meter platform. The Riverside Aquatics Complex is an Olympic sized facility that has hosted major national diving championships, and includes four 1m springboards, four 3m springboards, and a platform with 3m/5m/7.5m and 10m heights. Both facilities feature a sparger system to safely learn new skills, dryland equipment with overhead spotting systems, and a fitness area for conditioning and weight training.
CYPRESS COLLEGE AQUATIC CENTER
Mondays: Dryland & Pool Practice at Cypress College Aquatics Center
Two Session: 4:30pm - 6:30pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesdays: Dryland & Pool at Cypress College Aquatics Center
Two Sessions: 4:30pm - 6:30pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesdays: Dryland & Pool Practice at Riverside Aquatics Center
One Sessions: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursdays: Dryland & Pool Practice at Riverside Aquatics Center
One Session: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursdays: Dryland & Conditioning at Cypress College Aquatics Center
One Session: 4:30-6:30 pm
Fridays: Dryland & Pool Practice at Cypress College Aquatics Center
Two Session: 4:30pm - 6:30pm and 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Saturdays: Dryland & Pool Practice at Riverside Aquatics Center
One Session: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sundays: Dryland & Pool Practice at Cypress College Aquatics Center
One Session: 10:00am - 12:00pm
During pool practices, divers practice their dives in all directions on the 1 meter and 3 meter springboards as well as the platform.
Pool practices begin with line up and entry drills. Once warmed up, each diver works on their individual dive list.
Dryland Training helps divers develop' confidence and skills by focusing on components that are critical to every dive: approaches, rotation, and aerial awareness. Dryland equipment includes trampolines with harnesses and diving boards with harnesses over mats or a foam pit.
Dryland Training takes place on pool deck.
Conditioning takes place immediately before pool practice and focuses on increasing cardio fitness and on strength training. Conditioning takes place on the pool deck.
Director & Head Coach
Coach Eric grew up in Orange County where his love of diving began. After much success as a youth and high school diver, Eric went on to dive at the University of Michigan where he won Big Ten titles all four years and helped the Wolverines to a second place team finish at the NCAA Championships his senior year.
Eric currently serves as the Head Diving Coach at Cypress College. He has achieved certifications for coaching and judging at USA Diving and AAU Diving for local and national competitions. Eric is excited to be able to work with young dedicated divers and help them achieve success beyond what they believe possible as members of the Charger Dive Club.
Registration Packet and JO Forms
Register now and dive into our exciting new club.
Download our registration packet and USA Diving competition form. You can email completed forms to email@example.com