What happens once I have passed the DuDive assessments? Firstly, congratulations on your success! This means you have now aquired the skills to enter competitions!
Divers who succesfully complete the DuDive lessons are invited to join one of the DuDive training squads. Our squads are grouped based on age, ability, commitment to training and target competitions.
Are you a competitive diver new to Dubai? Get in touch and we will fit you into the right squad to maximise your potentail!
The DuDive diver pathway has been designed to take divers from their very first dive in the pool, right the way through to elite international competition.
Squads are grouped based on age, ability and target competitions. All squads undergo termly squad monitoring to assess their progress, areas of weakness, therefore allowing us to tailor training and goals to their individual diving needs.
If you are unsure of what your child's goals are, or what they need to do to progress, please speak to your coach directly or contact Jess to arrange a time for a meeting.
To be a successful diver, training doesn't end at the pool. All divers in our squads receive their very own diver handbook. The goal is to educate our divers on nutrition, rest, goal setting and to help them understand where they are and what they need to do to succeed.
You can download a PDF copy of the Diver Hanbook by clicking the PDF symbol to the right of this page.
Nutrition & Recovery
Sleep is arguably the most important factor in your life. Professional athletes work with sleep experts to make sure they schedule enough rest in their busy schedules, which ensures they have enough energy to perform when it matters!
As a teenager, to make sure you are helping your muscles recover from training hard, as well as allowing time for growth and repair, you should be aiming to get at minimum 9 hours of sleep a night. Even more if you are younger! This makes sure your body is ready for a new day and you have enough energy to get through school and your busy training schedule.
Along with sleep, diet is vitally important to make sure you have enough energy to study and train hard. Imagine your body as a car, if you don’t put in enough fuel, you won’t get very far! By eating the right things at the right times, you can make sure you stay full of energy, in both body and mind.
Regular meals and snacks (of the right stuff!) ensures you are in the best position to get the most out of your training.
Healthy Snack Ideas
Hummus and carrot sticks
Cheese salad sandwich (On whole grain bread!)
Did you know, British Diving makes its junior divers keep a pee chart? The pee chart measures the colour and regularity of the divers pee to make sure they drink enough! Losing just 2% of your body weight in fluid can decrease your performance by 25%.
It’s important to make sure you get the right amount of water before, during, and after exercise for a number of reasons: Water regulates your body temperature, water lubricates your joints, water helps your blood stay thin, making sure important oxygen and nutrients can get to your muscles, giving you energy and keeping you healthy.
If you’re not properly hydrated, your body can’t perform at its highest level. You may experience tiredness, dizziness, and muscle cramps if you don’t drink enough. Drink fluids throughout the day and then follow the formula below to make sure you stay hydrated while you train:
Two hours before you train: Drink 300-400ml of water
15 minutes before you train: Drink 200-300ml of water
During training: Drink 100-200ml every 20 minutes