Spring sports kick off season with strong start: Diving


Photo by Jessica Wang

At the start of the spring season, the co-ed diving team can be found practicing flips on the trampoline and diving board late into the evening, accompanied by upbeat music played through the pool’s loudspeakers.

Despite some complications around gaining a new coach, the team has readily established a regular routine. “We have a great coach,” sophomore Anna Gersh said. “[He’s] very organized. We have scheduled diving practice, and we’re getting great training.”

This season has also brought a notable variety of new talent from all grades. While training players of many skill levels can be difficult, diving coach Douglas Ward does not mind the diversity. “We have some really good divers, we have some very experienced divers and we have a whole lot of beginners,” he said. “So far, it’s been a lot of fun.”