The Raccoon Valley Dive Team is a small but mighty group of divers. We are blessed with a great coach, Sam Quinette, and a small team (which means more individual attention!).
All full access members between the ages of 4 and 18 as of June 18th are eligible to join. You must be a Full Access member of Raccoon Valley Swim Club to join the Swim and/or Dive Team.
Dive Team fees are $100 per diver. Due to the size of the Dive Team, we are not able to offer a multi-child discount for Dive.
Practice will be Monday through Friday. It will likely either be 8:30AM or 9:30AM depending upon your child's swim team schedule.
As you can imagine, this year is going to look a little different than prior years. SJDA (South Jersey Diving Association) is not going to be sponsoring any events or meets for this summer. We trying to arrange 'unofficial' meets with other clubs that are willing, but right now, there is no official meet schedule.
Please register using the link below:
2020 Swim and Dive Team Registration
All divers also need to purchase AAU insurance ($14) prior to starting dive practice (https://aausports.org/Join-AAU). Raccoon Valley has its own club code this year- WYD5D6.
Coach Samantha Quinnette began her diving career at the young age of 6. Coach Sam competed for the Vineland Dolphins under the direction of her mom and coach, Emily Rottkamp. Coach Sam continued to grow as a diver during her high school years at Cumberland Regional High School with major accomplishments including placing 1st in the Jim Roache 11 dive sectional meet and 6th in the state during her senior year.
After high school, Coach Sam attended Cumberland County Community College for two years and although she was not actively competing with a team she became her Mom’s assistant coach. Together they coached Cumberland Regional, Schalick and Woodstown High School. Finally, Coach Sam transferred to Rowan University where she was a walk on to the swimming and diving team. Her accomplishments at the collegiate level include qualifying for NCAA Div III nationals all four years of competition, placing 1st on 3 meter at Metropolitan Collegiate Champs in 2009 and placing 1st on 1 meter at Metropolitan Collegiate Champs in 2010. Coach Sam held the 11 dive record on 1 meter from 2008 to 2019 and is the current record holder of the 11 dive event on 3 meter at Rowan University.
Coach Sam began coaching at Raccoon Valley in 2012 and continued until 2017. She returned in 2019 after taking a sabbatical in 2018. Coach Sam is a Certified Athletic Trainer working full-time in the Hamilton Township School District. She resides in West Deptford with her husband, Tom, and their two dogs, Sasha and Bentley.
For information on the dive team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.