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Update of Practices and Events – 3-14-20

March 14, 2020 / Posted by in News

Effective immediately, all practices and events for Windy City Diving are cancelled for at least 2 weeks. 

This situation is very fluid for all of us.  We understand that at the end of March the operators of our facilities will re-evaluate the situation and will let us know what the next steps for the program and a timeline associated with us starting practices back up.

Our utmost concern is with the health and well-being of our athletes and staff and we will make sure the details for next steps are communicated as quickly as possible.

Please follow the recommendations for social distancing and good hygiene that we are all getting from schools, county, state and country officials.

Thank you for your support and we hope you all stay healthy and safe during these unsettled times.

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Harrison Nolan – USA Diving 2020 High Performance Squad

March 5, 2020 / Posted by in News

USA Diving has announced the 2020 High Performance Squads and Windy City diver, Harrsion Nolan is a member of the Jr Tier 3 Squad. Also, 3 former Windy City divers are also on the list for the Tier 3 Senior Squad – Joey Cifelli, Max Showalter, and Sydney Dusel. Congratulations to everyone!


Windy City Divers in the news

March 2, 2020 / Posted by in News

Boys Swimming and Diving: Riverside-Brookfield’s Harrison Nolan takes second in state diving competition

EVANSTON – Riverside-Brookfield sophomore Harrison Nolan was barely in elementary school when he started diving at his country club.

When he was 8, he began training with Windy City Diving, a premier club program based in Chicago.

“Best decision of my life,” Nolan said. “I got so much better at a really rapid rate.”

Nolan is still improving rapidly. After finishing fifth at the state meet as a freshman, he moved up three places this year, scoring 522.95 points to finish second at Saturday’s finals.

Homewood-Flossmoor senior Jack Williams, who is one of Nolan’s club teammates at Windy City, won his second consecutive state championship with a pool record 544.20.

“Me and Jack have been doing travel together,” Nolan said. “We are both on Windy City Diving, so this was basically like practice.

‘We’re both pretty good buddies and it’s good to see both of us do well.”

The Penn-bound Williams took notice when Nolan scored a whopping 604.10 points to win the Lyons Township Sectional by nearly 150 points. That total would have been a state record had he done it at the state meet.

“Once you have someone who is gearing up with you to compete, it pushes you to do the best stuff at every dive,” Williams said. “So when I saw his sectional score, I was like, ‘Oh, boy, it’s going to be a great meet.’

“I’m really working hard on keeping myself calm in these situations while knowing that I have great competition right on my heels.”

The battle for the title turned into a two-way race between Williams and Nolan. Williams led 393.30 to 370.15 after Friday’s semifinal round, with no other diver within 30 points of Nolan.

In the end, Williams won because of a slightly higher degree of difficulty, hitting a back 2 and finishing with a full twisting 2 .

But Nolan was satisfied with his placement, which is the highest finish by a diver in program history. He also is the first Bulldog to win two state diving medals.

“I was really happy with my reverse 1-1/2 with 1 twists and front 2 pike today,” Nolan said. “They were both pretty good.

“The difference this year is I just feel like I’ve gained a lot more consistency, throwing a couple new dives into the mix. I’d say it was a pretty good and consistent year.”

With Williams graduating, Nolan has a good chance of becoming a state champion.

“It feels great to represent the school,” Nolan said. “Although we didn’t have any swimmers (here) and it was just me, it still feels good to be able to represent my school.”

Williams said he was proud of Nolan, whom he credits with raising his game.

“He was one of my first friends when I first started diving club because we look alike and we get along, our humor is the same and our work ethic has always been the same,” Williams said. “So just kind of being able to rebound off each other and give each other advice and be great teammates has really been helpful to me over the years. That’s something I really value.”

Here is the link to the full article in the My Suburban Life.com website.


Windy City Divers claim top 3 spots at the 2020 IHSA State Meet

March 1, 2020 / Posted by in News

6 Windy City divers finished in the top 12 spots at the 2020 Boys IHSA State Meet in Evanston, IL February 29, 2020. And the top 3 places where Windy City divers.

Congratulations to Jack Williams on winning the state meet, Harrison Nolan on finishing 2nd, and Joey Scimeca on placing 3rd at the meet.

Other Windy City divers who were in the top 12 – Cody Thill 5th place, Jared McIntosh 11th place, and Corey Verzak 12th place.

Joey Scimeca, Jack Williams, Harrison Nolan

9 Windy City Divers Qualify to the 2020 Boys IHSA State Meet

February 27, 2020 / Posted by in News

The following divers who train with Windy City Diving have qualified to the 2020 IHSA State Meet.

Congratulations and good luck —

  • Harrison Nolan – Riverside Brookfield High School
  • Jack Williams – Homewood Flossmore High School
  • Cody Thill – Sandburg High School
  • Corey Verzak – Sanburg High School
  • Joey Scimeca – St. Charles East High School
  • Jared McIntosh – St. Charles North High School
  • Jacob Wasserman – Agricultural Science High School (CPS)
  • Ryan Dumrauf – Buffalo Grove High School
  • Dominic Tobin – Lincoln Way East High School

2020 Spring Training and lessons at UIC training site

February 10, 2020 / Posted by in News

2019-2020 Winter Session Info available for UIC training site

November 6, 2019 / Posted by in News

The Winter Session at the UIC Training Site will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019 and run through Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Team Training information:

2019 Fall Program Information is now available

August 11, 2019 / Posted by in News

This fall, Windy City will be offering diving programs through the Palatine Park District and also at our UIC Training site. Registration for Palatine Park District is done through the Park District Web Site. UIC registrations need to be mailed to the address on the registration form.

Palatine Park District Programs – Lesson and Team Information http://www.windycitydiving.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-PPD-Fall-Program-Information.pdf

Questions for the program at Palatine, contact Coach Donna O’Brien donna@windycitydiving.com

UIC Training Site – Competitive Program

New at UIC – Lessons Program on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30

Questions for the UIC Programs, contact Coach Susan Bromberg susan@windycitydiving.com

Windy City Divers finish strong at 2019 Jr. National Championships and remains the top scoring team from Illinois

August 11, 2019 / Posted by in News

5 divers made the trip to Knoxville, TN for the 2019 Junior National Championships. Auren Whiting (1 meter), Kyren Whiting (1 meter), Lauren McCoy (1 meter, 3 meter, platform) and Jack Williams (3 meter) all qualified for the preliminary events. Harrison Nolan qualified for the semi final events on both 1 and 3 meter springboard. Harrison finished in 19th on 1 meter and he qualified 5th for the finals in the 3 meter event and finished 4th.

For the 5th year in a row, Windy City has been the highest finishing team at Junior Nationals from all teams in Illinois.

Results from the meet can be found here.

Windy City Divers are named NISCA All-American

August 3, 2019 / Posted by in News

Congratulations to the following divers who were awarded the NISCA ALL-American Divers for 2019. This award is given to the top 100 high school divers across the country every year.

Joey Scimeca – St. Charles East High School

Kevin Sullivan – Downers Grove North High School

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