Amador Dive: How it works and why you should join


Sarah-Rose Nicolson

The dive seniors standing side by side on their senior night.

Matthew Carter, AVT EIC

The Amador Dive season is coming to an end as they approach their EBAL championships, and spirits couldn’t be higher. Dive has always been an enjoyable sport for Amador students, but many people don’t know how it works.

“Each dive is scored from a range of 0-10. From 0 being failed to 10 being absolutely perfect. I do know each dive is scored based on the level of technique. After receiving the score they will then multiply it by the difficulty of the dive. My highest raw score was I believe a 4.” said Kritika Das (‘24).

Our divers have had many notable and enjoyable meets throughout the season. 

“My favorite part of this season was our first meet this year against Granada and Livermore high. It was fun to dive at their pool and meet people from other schools.” said Ben Lentz (‘24).

The team has worked hard this season, practicing five days a week after school. To qualify for EBALs a diver must know and be able to execute 11 different and unique dives. These dives will get them on the varsity list, which will qualify them for EBALs.

“This season has been going good for the team overall. I just started this year so I’m not going to EBALs personally, but about six people on the team are,” said Sarah-Rose Nicolson (‘22).

Anyone with past experience in aquatic athletics or just looking to join a fun sport is encouraged to join dive. New athletes are taught  the ins and outs of diving by their coaches and teammates.

“My favorite part is learning new dives. I especially love talking and conversing with my teammates. Right now our team mostly consists of seniors, so I encourage students to join. It’s truly an amazing experience.” said Das.

Seniors with their signs hand-made by leadership students. (Sarah-Rose Nicolson)

Between upperclassmen and experienced divers, the support system on the team is fantastic. When you have athletes who care about their sport and care about each other, success isn’t difficult to find.

“Team spirit is pretty high on the team. Everyone gets along and is passionate about diving. There isn’t much competition and everyone on the team is ready to help each other and give tips to help everyone do their best.” said Nicolson.

Team culture on dive is not just supportive, but fun. Dive has many fun traditions to keep spirits high. Sometimes messing up a dive isn’t so bad when your teammates are there cheering you on.

“One of the traditions we have on the team is that if someone flops everyone cheers and claps. It helps to make the experience when you flop a little less painful,” said Nicolson.