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Congratulations to Joey Cifelli 2015 IHSA State Champion and Record Holder

March 1, 2015 / Posted by in News


Congratulations to Senior Joey Cifelli on his record setting performance at the IHSA 2015 Boys State Meet.

Also, congratulations to Seamus Scotty (sophmore) on placing 6th, John-Michael Diveris (junior) who placed 9th, and Jacob Hedberg (freshmen) on his 11th place finish.

Other Windy City Divers who competed at the IHSA State meet were Peter Barabolak – 15th, Thomas Petersen – 18th, Zack Mega – 19th, Cole Aykroid -30th,  Jack DeLattre – 35th, and Riley Busche – 39th.

Way to go Windy City Divers!


10 Windy City Divers Qualify for the Boys IHSA State Meet

February 22, 2015 / Posted by in News

10 Divers who train with Windy City Diving outside of their high school season have qualified for the 2015 IHSA State Meet.

Congratulations and Good Luck at the IHSA State Meet this coming Friday at New Trier High School.

Joey Cifelli – Marion Catholic High School

Seamus Scotty – Lyons Township High School

John-Michael Diveris – Lake Forest High School

Peter Barabolack – York High School

Cole Aykriod – Conant High School

Zack Mega – Fremd High School

Thomas Petersen – Naperville North High School

Jacob Hedberg – Belvidere North High School

Riley Busche – Hersey High School

Jack DeLattre – Buffalo Grove High School


2015 Team Gear is now available to order

February 18, 2015 / Posted by in News

The 2015 Team Gear items are now available.

Please visit the Team page for Windy City Diving through the Swim Team Store.

Click on the image to access our team items.


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Meet information for the 2015 Windy City Spring Invite

January 27, 2015 / Posted by in News

Here is the meet information for the 2015 Windy City Spring Invitational.

The meet will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago on March 21-22.

Registration will be available on the divemeets.com web site.

2015 Windy City Spring Invite

Program information for the Spring Session at UIC is now available

January 26, 2015 / Posted by in News

The Spring Session of Windy City Diving at UIC will begin on Monday, March 2nd and run through June 4th.

2015 Spring Training at UIC

All new members must bring a copy of their current USA Diving membership, WCD registration document, WCD release and waiver form, and WCD membership agreement form and a check to their first practice that they attend.

If you have any questions about the program at UIC, please contact Coach Susan Bromberg at susan@windycitydiving.com


Winter Session information is now available for the UIC Training Site

November 18, 2014 / Posted by in News

Here is program information for the Winter Session at the UIC Training Site.

Winter Training at UIC 2014-15

12 Windy City Divers Qualify for the Girls IHSA State Meet

November 18, 2014 / Posted by in News

12 Windy City Divers have qualified for the IHSA Girls State Meet.

Good Luck to everyone this weekend at the meet at Evanston High School.

Sydney Dusel – Naperville Central HS

Emma Ruchala – Andrew HS

Sophia Heiser – Naperville Central HS

Carolyn Dietz – Lockport HS

Anna Girlich – Sandberg HS

Sydney Plicta – Fremd HS

Toni Marano – Hinsdale Central HS

Jessica Wirtz – Lockport HS

Cassi Feddersen – Fenton HS

Sarah McTague – Fremd HS

Emily Wiengart – Conant HS

Lizzy Johns – Palatine HS

Coach Abbey Bernardo is the new coach for the University of Chicago

October 28, 2014 / Posted by in News

Assistant Coach Abbey Bernardo has accepted a new position as the Head Diving Coach for the University of Chicago.

She will still be part of the coaching staff at Windy City but on more of a part time basis.

Congratulations and good luck with your season!

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Coach Donna O’Brien to be inducted into the Palatine High School Athletic Hall of fame

October 9, 2014 / Posted by in News

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Coach Donna has given back to the sport of diving in many ways and she has done this because she believes that this sport has done some great things for herself.

While coaching at Palatine High School, Donna has also coached Palatine Park District, Sharper Diving Academy, Schaumberg Park district, Harper College, Windy City Diving Team and Lake Forest College.

Over her 29 years of coaching at Palatine high School, she has had divers qualify for the IHSA State meet 40 out of 58 possible times. She had divers qualify annually to the IHSA State meet 26 years out of 29. She has had finalist at the MSL Conference Championships 51 time and 4 MSL Conference Champions. Her divers have won 5 IHSA Sectional Championship Meets and had 11 All-State Finished. Eighteen of her divers met the NISCA All-American consideration qualifying scores and 2 were named NISCA All-Americans. 2002 – Jen Hatzold, and 2005 – Alyx Korn.

As a member of the PHS Swimming and Diving Coaching Staff, the team finished in the Top Ten 12 times and earned 4 State Trophies – finishing 2nd in 1983, 1988, 1995, and 1996.

As a club coach, at the developmental and junior levels, she has had a hand in the development in multiple time Illinois State Champions – Hanna Shin (2 time state champ), Sara Hershman (2 time state champ), Christina Loukas (3 time state champ and IHSA record holder, 2 time Olypmian), and Kerrin Seymour (2 time state champ).

A number of Donna’s former divers and palatine High School graduates have become diving coaches at various levels in and out of the state of Illinois. Robin Yactor is the coach at Conant High School and Windy City Diving, Melissa Holback-Morris, Bridget Griffin, and Ian McNair are all coaches at Windy City Diving, Becky Schulewitz has coached at Libertyville High School, Heather Golem and Justin Sorenson have coached at Palatine Park District, and Adrienne Weir was the coach at harper College.

Her motto has always been –
“If you always do, what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”

She has always encouraged her athletes to get out of their comfort zones and to attack their fears n the board and in life and she has seen the sport of diving do great things for her former and present athletes!

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Fall Program Information now available

August 13, 2014 / Posted by in News

Our Fall Program information is now available.

Palatine Park District – Fall Diving Information

Please contact Coach Donna O’Brien with questions regarding the Palatine Park District Programs.

UIC – 2014 Fall Diving at UIC

Please contact Coach Susan Bromberg with questions regarding the program at UIC.

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