Gregory Seahurst Dive Team

The GSSC Dive team is a fun and competitive summer program in association with the South Seattle Summer Dive League. The summer dive program is always a wonderful opportunity for our youth to get outside and participate in a recreational sport, to learn and practice sportsmanship, to make new friends and spend time with old ones.

What makes GSSC Dive Team so special?
We take great pride in our club and celebrate the individual & team accomplishments for our kids! Specifically:

Our Mission:

“Develop within our kids, an interest and love for swimming, diving, and tennis; provide training and competitive opportunities for youth of all abilities; celebrate team and individual “personal bests;” and provide a fun, family-friendly,“Gator Pride” atmosphere that builds sportsmanship, character, skills, and friendships.”

Our Philosophy:

  • GSSC teams are founded on the belief that age-group competitive swimming, diving, and tennis offer a fun, exciting and worthwhile experience in a young person’s life. They can be learned and enjoyed by those with very little natural ability, as well as those who are of Olympic caliber.
  • It is a basic assumption that for an age-group competitive program to succeed, it must encompass and challenge all who participate and it must follow continuous developmental progression. However, its values go far beyond that of learning efficiency in the water and on the tennis courts.
  • GSSC is dependent on committed youth, family participation, a dedicated board, and a well-qualified coaching staff. We offer fun, family-friendly, and competitive experiences designed to introduce kids to sports, perhaps for the first time and foster their interest to develop a passion to continue on.
  • We understand that not every child will be a world-class swimmer, diver or tennis player. However, every child in our program WILL undoubtedly achieve a “personal best.” We celebrate individual accomplishments as an important part of our team’s success. It is our goal to help all participants know the value of teamwork, practice good sportsmanship, reach personal goals, build character, and improve self-esteem.

What is “Gator Pride?”

“Gator Pride” is what we call our team spirit. It encompasses pride in how we care for our facility, how we conduct ourselves with sportsmanship on the court, both at home and away meet, and how we visibly support our players. It is what unifies our team, establishes our uniqueness from other clubs, and builds a spirited and fun atmosphere for our families and guests.

GSSC also offers dive lessons for kids of all ages.

We invite you to join our GSSC Dive Team and look forward to meeting you! See you at the pool! If you have any questions about joining Dive Team, please contat our Youth Coordinator.

Directions to Meets

2021 Tentative Dive Meet Schedule

Greetings GSSC Families and Happy Spring!

We are excited to announce that we WILL have a Summer Dive Team season this year! If you’ve never been on the dive team, consider joining us—it’s a lot of fun! You do not have to be an experienced diver to participate. If you enjoy gymnastics, tumbling, flying through the air, or even just doing silly dives off the diving board, join us and have fun with the team! Although we are especially looking for new divers in the older age groups, all are welcome!

The summer dive meet season is brief: three meets on Friday afternoons in July (9th, 16th, and 23rd) and the All-City meet on Saturday, July 31st. We compete against our neighboring clubs—Arbor Heights, Normandy Park, and Olympic View.

Dates for team registration, dates and times of dive practices, and information about other dive team events will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

 2021 Dive Team Practice Schedule-Begins June 8

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

4:00-4:45PM

4:00-4:45PM

4:45-5:30Pm

4:45-5:30pm

8 & Under

10 & Under

12 & Under

14 & Over

*Note: pool time is 1 1/2 hours for dive team

Regular Season Practice Starts June 21st!!

Monday and Fridays 10:30am-1:15pm!

10:30-11:15AM

11:15-12:00PM

12:00-1:15PM

8 & Under

10 & Under

12 & Under

*Note: pool time is 2.75 hours for dive team

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:30-5:00pm

3:30-4:15PM

4:15-5:00PM

8 & Under; 10 & Under

12 and Unders/14 and Unders/Senior

*Note: pool time is 1 1/2 hours for dive team

Note: Coaches will give each age group their assigned times for Monday and Friday when they determine the number of kids.

Dive Team Parent Handbook

Download the Handbook

The GSSC Dive Team offers a great youth experience. If you and your family are new to this sport, we want to be sure you know what to expect. This handbook is dedicated to answering the most common questions about Dive Team participation and offers helpful suggestions to help you through your first couple of practices and meets. If you have a question that is not covered here, please don’t hesitate to ask any dive team parent, coach, or the GSSC Teams’ Coordinator for help or information.

Dive Team *registration fee is $85.00

Please register online and then submit check to the GSSC office (checks payable to Gregory Seahurst Swim Club).

  • Registration fee must be received by the 1st dive meet in order for your child to be eligible to participate on the team.

Team Uniform

Swim & Dive Team suits are available through Sylvia’s Swim. The team store will be open May 28-June 11. A link to that store will be available on May 28. Team suits are not mandatory.

Visit: goswim.com

Team Code: GSSUM19

Dive Team Coaching Staff

Dive Coordinator – Vivian Shields – veshields@comcast.net
Head Dive Coach – Nina Zacharis – zacharias@q.com
Assistant Dive Coach – Lucas Smith – lucasmsmith2002@gmail.com