CSC is very excited to welcome back Fox Chapel High School’s diving coach Vernon Yenick for two week-long diving clinics!
Goals: Learning the 5 Categories of diving, the 4 positions, basic body alignment, strength and conditioning, comfort in head first water entries, proper core strength, eye and body coordination… and it’s super fun!
Prerequisites: at least 6 years old, deep water proficiency (must be comfortable in the deep water and able to swim from one side to another). Ideally already doing a head first entry, but not required.
Coach’s bio: Coach Vernon has been a competitive diver and coach for nearly 30 years. As a PA high school state silver medalist his senior year he was recruited at Pitt where he was a 4x Big East finalist on both the 1 meter and 3 meter springboards as well as the Eastern Seaboard silver medalist his senior year at Pitt. His senior year also involved qualifying for the Division 1 NCAA swimming and diving championships on the 3 meter springboard. He has been coaching for the last 20 years mostly with the elite dive club Pitt Aquatic Club where he assisted Doe and Julian Krug. He started with the FC Foxes in 2008 having only one diver, he has since grown the program to 10 divers and numerous top 10 WPIAL finalists, and 2 WPIAL champions. This past March was Vernon’s best season with the Foxes’ David Manelis winning both the WPIAL and PA State Championships. His passion for developing new talent is at the forefront of his instruction.
Please note: because of the very limited number of spots, CSC must be firm on the refund policy for this activity â€” once you take a spot, there will be no refunds unless the spot is resold.
Each session will run one week.
Session needs a minimum of 4 participants to run, and a maximum of 5.
Session 1: Week of July 5th, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:45 to 11:45 am.
Session 2: Week of July 12th, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:45 to 11:45 am.
Session 3: Week of July 12th, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 am
These sessions will run on consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
Saturday Session 1: July 3, July 10, and July 17. Cost: $60/participant.
Saturday Session 2: July 31 and August 7 (notice that this only runs for two weeks!). Cost: $40/participant
The clinics were very popular! Log in and RSVP below to add yourself to a waitlist; we will reach out to this list first for spaces that open up, and any additional clinics.