Debby Lipman, as she was before she married Glenn, was an outstanding diver in her own right. She trained under Glenn and competed for 13 years. She has 23 National and 10 International diving medals to her credit. Debby graduated from and competed for California State University-Long Beach, coaching the men and women diving teams from 1976-1984. She began coaching with Glenn in 1976, and they coached together for over 20 years. She has also served as a judge and coach both nationally and internationally. Since Glenn’s passing, Debby has kept the Mccormick Divers in the same spirit as when Glenn was alive. Those who have been fortunate enough to dive with them remain part of their extended diving family. Debby has remained current in the competitive field. She is also an excellent tennis player who has accumulated over a dozen national tennis titles including a #1 National ranking in Women’s doubles in 1999.Debby McCormick email: McCormickDivers@aol.com, phone: 714.846.5731
Charly is originally from Corpus Christi, TX. He was coached by his father, Trey Collins, all the way through high school. He was District 30 Champion 2 years in a row and Region VIII Finalist 3 years in a row. In 1995, he dived for Palo Alto College in San Antionio, TX by Stan Randall. Charly was NJCAA All-American ’95-’96 and ’96-’97. He also coached for 8 years with Alamo Area Aquatics Diving and halped produce divers that went on to acquire college scholarships, as well as competed at national level meets. He has explored the opportunities in professional show/high diving. In 2001 he was in the inaugural cast of the Sea World of Texas show “Viva”, which showcased the artic animals of the Pacific with synchronized swimmers, aerialists and high divers. He joined McCormick Divers in January of 2004 and we are proud to have him on the McCormick coaching staff.Charly Collins email: email@example.com, phone: 310.809.6290
Honorary McCormick Coaches
Larry dived for McCormick Divers from 1990-2005. He was on a diving scholarship at Northern Arizona getting his Bachelors Degree in History and Secondary Education. He was diver of the year while in College, won his conference Championships on 1 and 3 meters and was a division 1 NCAA qualifier. He has coached at Los Altos High School, Whittier College and coached at California High School as the Swimming and Diving coach. He did his thesis on Athletics and the Impact on Academics where he got his Masters in San Diego.
Jackie Jones started diving with the McCormick Divers when she was 9 years old. She dived at Los Alamitos High School and at Univ. of California-Irvine where she was Big West Conference Champion. She also competed at the NCAA Zone Championships 4 years in a row. A recent graduated of UCI, she has worked with our summer and year-round group lesson programs the past 4 years. She has also worked for the City of Long Beach teaching swimming, and has been the head coach for the LA-84 Summer Diving Team program for the past 4 years.
Cole has been a competitive diver since the age of 10. He began coaching in 2007 in Minneapolis during his collegiate diving career at the Univ. of Minnesota and has loved coaching at the club and lessons level ever since. He brings youthful excitement to the pool and dives with the team as well. Originally from Kansas City, Cole grew up a Mid-Westerner and had a very successful collegiate career at the Univ. of Minnesota: 3 time Big Ten Finalist, Top 5 Scholar Athlete, and Team Captain 2 years in a row. He’s been a US National Finalist 12 times, attended the US Olympic Team Selection Camp in 2008 for synchronized 10 meter, and captured the US national title in 2009 in the men’s 10 meter synchronized event. He’s currently finishing his Master’s Degree in Mechanical engineering at the Univ. of California-Irvine and has been coaching and diving with McCormick Divers since the fall of 2009.