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This website will provide you with the information necessary to become a member of the Legacy Diving Program.  The policies and procedures have been implemented so that there is a clear understanding of what is expected of both athletes and parents involved in our program.  Please keep this information, as it may be helpful to refer to from time to time.


The mission of the Legacy Diving Program is to promote the sport of diving within a safe and positive environment.  Our main objective is to teach the proper mechanics and fundamentals of diving, which are essential for the progression to success in the sport of diving at all levels.


Yes, we are accepting new divers to our program! Please contact Kara Smith at to get started.

EMU Jones Natatorium suffered a devastating loss to their mechanical room due to the heavy rain and flooding at the end of June 2021. Updated completion date is January 2023!

Please note: 

  • Current training locations
    • Dry-land Training: EMU Field House dry-land facility
    • Water -Training: UM, Skyline H.S., and Saline H.S.

Dry-land training is our top priority in our fall progression in order to focus on our athletes  fundamentals, mechanics, technique, body awareness and alignment, strength, and flexibility. These are all crucial components for success in the sport of diving.

Fun fact:  Program Director Buck Smith visited the Olympic training center in China and was able to observe their divers and coaches training for 10 days.  During his visit, the Chinese divers spent 75% of their time training on trampolines, dry-board, and mats. They were in the water for less than 25% of their training time. 

Legacy Diving has been training at EMU for 22 years and we have had a great partnership with EMU Athletics and the REC/IM.  We appreciate and are thankful for the facility we are able to utilize and are looking forward to returning to Jones in January 2023. Legacy Diving has been the #1 Diving Club in Michigan as State Champions for 19 years in a row.  We have offered superior coaching and state of the art equipment/facility for our divers to train at the highest level, and we are COMMITTED to continuing our tradition of excellence!