Programs we offer
One hour lessons , Monday – Friday at 4PM. Introduction to the sport of diving, teaching the beginning skills, diving awareness, body control and basic stretching. You can sign up for 2, 3 or 4 days per week.
A beginning competitive diving program. Novice divers will train with the goal of competing in U.S. Diving and AAU Novice local age group meets. Training will include stretching, dry-land exercises, trampoline skills and, of course, diving. This group is expected to compete. You can choose from 2 or 3 days per week. Lessons will be 1 1/2 – 2 hours in duration depending on skill level.
Junior and Senior Olympic
A program offering five to six 3hr coaching sessions per week (M-F, occasional Sat) to divers who, within a defined age group, can perform JO dives as required by the US Diving and AAU National Organizations. Training will include stretching & strengthening , dry-land exercises, trampoline skills and diving
Who We Are
We are located in Long Beach, California. Our team trains at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, which was built for the 1968 Olympic Trials. It is a huge glass complex right on the beach with great sunset views of the Queen Mary. We have the ONLY indoor complex in Southern California with a full complement of springboards and platforms. We have access to trampolines, spotting rig over the water, portable bubble machine, dry boards and port-a-pit. McCormick Divers offers Lessons, Novice, Junior Olympic, Senior Olympic and Masters programs.
Every year, McCormick Divers sends several of its divers to the CIF-SS Divisional meets.
Since 2001, McCormick Divers sends athletes to the USA and AAU national championship meets on a regular basis.
Divers that come through this program continue on to college programs like USC, UCLA, Hawaii, Utah, Cal Baptist and others.
McCormick Divers and Diving News
On Monday January 30th, McCormick Divers owner and head coach Debby, received the “Ernie Pollman Memorial Award” at the 61st Long Beach Century Club Sports Night Banquet. According to the Century Club, the “Pollman” award is given to a team or individual who achieves their maximum through determination and hard work and has the ability Read more about Long Beach Century Club Awards Debby McCormick[…]
We at McCormick Divers would like to present a special presentation of the Celebration of Life of Sammy Lee. The service was held on January 14, 2017 at Sammy’s alma mater, the University of Southern California. This is a truncated version of the service that will be presented here at McCormick Divers. If you’d like Read more about A Tribute To Sammy Lee[…]
We all know Debby. An accomplished coach and athlete, and has done wonders for our divers all over the So Cal area. Recently, she became heavily involved in the reconstruction of our beloved Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, wining and dining with local politicians and business people to make sure diving in part of the new Read more about Debby McCormick To Receive Achievement Award[…]
Every year around this time, the Aquatic Capital of America based here in Long Beach, CA inducts and recognizes local aquatic athletes for their accomplishments. This year is no different with several inductees from the sports of Rowing, Water Polo and Swimming. However, this time around a local female diver who’s name is synonymous with Read more about Aquatic Capital of America Inducts Famous Local Diver[…]
originally posted on gazettes.com
By Jo Murray
Ten-year-old Kate Butler, representing Long Beach-based McCormick Divers, took third place on the one-meter board and fourth place on the three-meter board at the USA Diving National Junior Championships last month in Orlando, Fla.
Butler, a former Junior National balance beam champion, had been diving for a little more than a year when she entered her first Junior National diving championship. Competing in the 11 and under age group, she challenged 40 girls in the preliminary competition, 30 in the semi-finals and 12 in the finals to place on the podium in both the one- and three-meter events. Read more about McCormick’s Shine at Nationals and On The Small Screen