New Mexico Diving Academy

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In a Nutshell

A decorated head diving coach creates a safe, encouraging environment for youth diving lessons at the University of New Mexico

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Promotional value expires May 8, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. All classes must be used by May 7, 2013. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $29 for four diving lessons (a $65 value)
  • $55 for eight diving lessons (a $130 value)

Classes are open to kids aged 7–18 years old. Before taking a class, divers must join USA Diving at a competitive limited level, which costs an additional $12. Click here for further instructions. Classes take place Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Seidler Natatorium on the University of New Mexico’s campus. Each class holds 8–10 divers.

New Mexico Diving Academy

Long before he was head coach at New Mexico Diving Academy, Abel Sanchez was busy collecting medals and accolades on the competition circuit. A two-time United States silver medalist in 2000, Abel used his success as a springboard into the head coaching position of the women's diving team at the University of New Mexico.

At New Mexico Diving Academy, though, Abel and his staff fine-tune the fins of much-younger divers, teaching students as young as 7 how to navigate the twists and turns of a successful dive. They help even the most inexperienced students learn the basics while emphasizing proper safety measures, such as not filling up on food or marbles before practice. The academy's efforts have propelled students into a number of competitive fields, with alumni taking on rivals at local, regional, and national meets.

Customer Reviews

nice facility, head coach well qualified, keeps his eye on all the kids even from the other side of pool, doesn't leave any kid out, makes them all feel like part of a team
MICHAEL B. · April 13, 2013

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