McCormick Divers - Makin' a splash since 1968

Programs we offer

Whether starting out or want to be a national champion, we have something for everyone


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.

Summer Lessons

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)

Intermediate (Novice)

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

A little about us and what we do
Serving the diving community from the South Bay to Orange County

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.

  • National Presence

    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.


With over 50 years of combined experience
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Debby McCormick

Owner and Head Coach
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Charly Collins

Head Assistant Coach
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Shane Butler

Assistant Coach
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Jackie Jones

Honorary Coach
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Cole Young

Honorary Coach

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