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.
Not quite ready for full lessons? Or want to try it out to see if diving is right for you? A condensed lessons class aimed at the diving dabbler or the little one that wanted to go off the board more in swimming class. 4-day sessions during the summer months, grouped in our Team Lesson classes. (Registration is CLOSED for the Summer)
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.
Divers represented at CIF-SS
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.
Continuing Into College
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
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[…]
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. […]
(originally posted on gazettes.com)
And there’s not a better diver in our waters than Madelyn “Dolly” Payne, who recently received the prestigious Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship. The honor is named after Brennan, an athletic star and academic high achiever whose life was cut short in an auto accident.
Payne earned the scholarship as an active participant with a U.S. Southern Pacific Association Diving Team. It was based on her ability to maintain excellent grades (she is a 2015 Los Alamitos High School valedictorian) while also competing as a top varsity athlete in both diving and tennis. […]
(Originally posted on Orange County Register) Job: Owner/operator of McCormick Divers Bio: Debby (Lipman) McCormick was a world-class diver, earning 23 national and 10 international medals during her career. The Long Beach State grad coached at her alma mater and was also a coach with her husband Glenn’s diving team beginning in 1984. She took[…]
by Jessica Payne (This article is also posted on www.gazettes.com)
The truth is, unless you live by the Belmont Pier, have an interest in an aquatic sport that will use the new pool, or have an interest in other shoreline projects on hold until the pool is done — you really don’t care.
Yes, this project is incredibly expensive, but that fact will be barely a blip on the political landscape when you confirm that the Tidelands funds being used for the pool come from oil companies and not tax dollars. Since these funds can’t be used in your neighborhood — Who Cares?
Here’s why we should care.
If built in one of several cost-cutting configurations being considered, life will be status quo. You might even wander down by the beach one day to take a look once it is finished. But for approximately 4% more, it can be built to NCAA and International swimming and diving competition standards. This project now has an economic impact that reaches throughout the city, ow?
While 62% to 78% of the time, this pool will be a beautiful recreational facility, in the remaining 22% to 38% it can be used for top-level competition that brings tourist dollars to the city. These tourists will spend money in Long Beach without the city spending any money on advertising. […]