For our youngest divers (ages 18 and under), the USA Diving junior program offers instruction and competition at various levels—from first-time divers as young as five, to the most experienced youth divers on the Junior Elite Performance Squad. USA Diving junior divers are classified as:

  • Learn-to-dive: first-time divers learning the fundamentals of diving
  • Future champions: more advanced than beginners, competing in introductory-level competition
  • Competitive: experienced divers competing in high-level competitions

Junior divers participate in various competitions throughout the year, including:

  • USA Diving Synchronized National Championships
  • Junior Region Championships
    Divers who qualify move on to the…
  • Zone Championships
    Highest finishers move on to the…
  • USA Diving National Championships
    Top divers move on to…
  • Junior National Team
    …representing the USA in international diving competitions.

USA Diving clubs also hold invitational competitions for future champions and junior divers throughout the year.

Want to help fund Junior diving? Click HERE to learn more about the “Dive In” Campaign and how it benefits Junior divers.