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Ripfest End of Summer Invitational

Posted by Ripfest Diving at Aug 10, 2019 7:43AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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SANCTION: This meet is sanctioned by AAU Sports
HOST: RipFest Diving Club
LOCATION: Forest Park Aquatic Center, 1077 Cicero Rd., Noblesville, IN 46060

FACILITY:
The venue consists of an outdoor diving well with 5 one-meter spring boards, 4 three-meter spring boards and stacked platforms, 1, 3, 5, 7.5 and 10. All spring boards are dura flex. Deck space will be available for spectators, but available seating is limited, and spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs.
The venue is going to be open to the public on Friday, August 30th from 4 – 7 pm and Saturday, August 31st from 12 – 7 pm. The Public restrooms will be available to all athletes, spectators and patrons of Forest Park.

RULES:
Current USA Diving Future Championships, IHSAA High School 6 dives, 11 dive rules. Safe Sport rules and regulation are strongly enforced.

NO DECK CHANGING permitted.

All athletes must have a USA or AAU Certified Coach on deck during all activities (practice, warm-ups and competition) should an athlete not have a designated coach, please let the meet director know and they will assist in making arrangements for such supervision, but it is the diver’s responsibility to make such arrangements prior to the meet.
Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, restrooms or locker rooms.

Operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the venue (pools, athlete/coach areas, spectator areas and open-ceiling locker rooms) any time athletes, coaches, officials and/or spectators are present. Exceptions may be granted with prior written approval by the Program Operations Vice Chair.
All divers must be registered with AAU (Registration is $14.00 at www.aausports.org). Age of diver shall be determined by diver’s age as of December 31, 2019, for the entire meet.

FORMAT:

ALL AGES:
Future Champions
Any 6 skills and dive combination. May repeat skills in different positions and groups to create a 6-dive list. May compete in this on 1 meter, 3 meter and platform. Skills are jumps, line-ups in any positions.

11 & Under
6 dives any 6 dives, may repeat groups but only twice, must perform from three groups. No max
on dd or position requirements. Same rules for all events (1-meter, 3 meter and platform)

12 & 13
6 dives any 6 dives, may repeat groups but not dives, must perform from four groups. No max on dd or position requirements. Same rules for all events (1-meter, 3 meter and platform)

14 & UP
6 dives any 6 dives, must perform from five groups. No max on dd or position requirements. Same rules for all events (1-meter, 3 meter and platform)

High School (14 -18 yrs) 11 dives First 5 dives (2 vol and 3 opt) 1 meter only. Dive 6-8 (2 vols and 1 opt) All groups must be covered in first 8 dives. Dives9-11 (1 vol and 2 opts)

ENTRY LIMIT:
For all 13 and under divers, entry is limited to 3 events – one entry on each level (1-meter, 3-meter, platform)
For all 14 and up, entries are limited to a max of 2 entries on 1-meter in different events, and only one entry for 3-meter and platform.

ENTRY FEE:
$25 for first event or $45 for all plus $10 admission charge for anyone that is not a Forest Park Member (must have membership card at registration). All spectator will be expected to pay admissions of $5.

ENTRY PROCEDURE:
All entries will be taken at registration on Friday, August 30th from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. with entry fees due at time for registration. Cash and Credit ( The meet is a paper meet. Dive sheets can be filled out by coach prior to meet and/or at registration. All sheets must be initialed by diver. Dives may be changed on the board, but the lower dd will be given.

ENTRY CHAIR:
Rich Keller
webmaster@ripfest.net

MEET DIRECTOR:
Debbie Clevenger
Phone: 317-410-0706
Email: diven2pools@gmail.com

JUDGES:
Coaches will be the judges on the panels. 3-5 judges for each event will be needed. For the High School 11 dive event, 5 judges will be used. If we have over 30 divers in this event we will attempt to run two panels. With panel switching at round 4, 6 and 9.

AWARDS:
For each gender in each age group with age groups defined as:
11& under, 12/13, 14/15, 16, 18, 19 & over. For High School 11 dives this event will be awarded as defined: all participants in event separated by gender.

SAFETY:
The safety of all participants and spectators is of the highest priority. All persons using the facility are required to obey facility management staff regarding safety issues. Any persons not following these instructions will be removed from further participants in the meet.

This is an outdoor facility and therefore subject to the possibility of severe weather. At all times, the facility management staff will determine if it is safe to have divers in the pool or anyone on the pool deck.

In the event of severe weather, the meet committee may postpone, cancel or move events to another location within a few miles away.

ADMISSIONS:
The charge for spectators will be $5/day.

LODGING:
Hotels around the area are: Courtyard Indianapolis – Noblesville, Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis – Noblesville, and Cambria Hotel Noblesville, there are some others.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Locker rooms with shower and restrooms are available; however, no lockers are available. RIPFEST Diving Club or Forest Park Aquatic Center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

  • Smoking, including vaping and use of other tobacco products is prohibited in all areas of the facility.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all areas of the facility.
  • Pets are not allowed in the facility
  • Glass containers are prohibited in the pool area.
  • Lunch and snack items will be available at the concession stand.
  • Gates will open to coaches, athletes and spectators 30 minutes prior to the start of warm-ups each day.
  • Room to place canopy tents in the spectator area around the diving well will be a first come basis.
  • Room to place canopy tents in the team area around the diving well will be a first come basis.
  • All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, August 30th – PRACTICE ONLY 4 – 7:45 p.m. Everyone needs to promptly leave the facility by 8p.m.

Saturday, August 31st – Warm-up starts: 8AM
First Event Warm-up start: 9:30AM
First Event Starts: 10AM
30 minutes of warm-up prior to each event session

First Round Events:
11 & Under and 12/13 Girls: 1 Meter
11 & Under and 12/13 Boys: 3 Meter
High School 11 dives Girls: 1 Meter (Northside of well)
14 & up Boys: Platform

Second Round Events:
High School 11 dives Boys: 1 Meter (Northside of well)
11 & Under and 12/13 Girls: Platform
14 & UP Girls: 3 Meter
11 & Under and 12/13 Boys: 1 Meter

Third Round Events:
14 & Up Boys: 3 Meter (Northside of well)
11 & Under and 12/13 Girls: 3 Meter
11 & Under and 12/13 Boys: Platform
14 & Up Girls: 1 Meter

Fourth Round Events:
14 & Up Girls: Platform
14 & Up Boys: 1 Meter

The document RIPFESTSummer2019.pdf was attached to this post.

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This year we had nine of our Ripfest Academy Team Elite divers make it to Nationals. Everyone did a great job, we had some top finishers including Tyler Downs taking home 4 golds and 1 silver!

Great job everyone!

Results can be viewed here:

https://secure.meetcontrol.com/divemeets/system/meetresultsext.php?meetnum=5996

Divers To College

Posted by Ripfest Diving at May 20, 2019 12:55PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Some of you may have never heard, but there’s a recruiting website available dedicated towards divers called Divers To College (https://www.DiversToCollege.com). This was started by world renowned Olympic Coach Dr. Ron O’Brien. At the heart of it is a questionnaire that determines a diver’s learning “bent” and it helps the diver match up to a coach’s “teaching” style. It’s a free service for high school aged kids whether they are in a club or not. The site offers opportunities for divers to share about themselves with coaches from around the country.

You can read more about the service here: https://www.diverstocollege.com/aboutus.php

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2019 AAU Nationals

Posted by Ripfest Diving at Mar 9, 2019 3:05AM PST

2019 AAU Nationals is being held in Riverside, CA. This event differs from the AAU RWB. You can find out more here:

https://find.aausports.org/EventView/ArtMID/1108/ArticleID/74146

AAU Qualifiers

Posted by Ripfest Diving at Feb 25, 2019 9:00AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Registration is now available for the AAU Qualifiers being held March 22-24 in Bowling Green, Ohio. Event warm-ups start Friday afternoon around 4:30pm. If you are able, please plan to attend the event. More information can be found on the Ripfest calendar here: http://www.ripfest.net/events/5668610

The document AAU_Qualifier_RWB_Timeline.pdf was attached to this post.