Dr. Ron O'Brien Invite March 15-17, 2019

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Dear Sun Devils,

FYI - SDD Car Wash has been moved to Saturday March 9...further info to come.

We have an invitational meet that was not originally on the schedule and I highly suggest we attend the Ron O'Brien Invite in Mission Viejo on March 15-17, 2019.  We are only offering this invite to divers who have a JO (Junior Olympic) list of dives. With only the Cactus invite prior to Regionals...this should be a competitive meet that will put us against many of the California divers we go against at zones.  Also, with Tucson and Las Vegas not hosting invites the past couple of years...it is important to have another competition for our athletes.  I don't know if Tucson or Vegas will be hosting next year or not.

Dr. Ron O'Brien Invite - meet information with schedule are attached.

Hosted by - Mission Viejo Nadadores

Pool Site - Marguerite Aquatic Center

27474 Casta Del Sol

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

SDD Coaches Attending -  Marc Briggs...& if we have enough divers interested, Connor Dignan as well.

PLEASE - Email Me & your diver's specific Coach  ASAP to let us know if you will be:

- Attending
- Not Attending
The sooner we know you will be attending, the better prepared we can have your child and their dive list's ready. Coaches will send "Diver Lists" to register specific dives between March 7-9.

Registering for the Meet

To register you will use divemeets.com  The meet and schedule are posted online.  Basic registration procedures to get registered in the divemeets system are attached for new divers.  

Diver's Age Group & Level

Your diver MUST compete using the age they will be on December 31, 2019.

Please Email your Child's specific coach for questions about their dive list prior to registering, or if you're not sure whether they are FC (Future Champions) or JO (Junior Olympic).

JO (Junior Olympic) - Age Groups consist of: 9-Under, 11-Under, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18

Most JO divers have registered before, so you may just sign up using your old list or the generic one attached.  Once registered you and their coach can update dives in the system as we get closer to the meet.


Host Team - Event Entry Fees: $38.00 per event + other service fees from divemeets.com.

Events include:


SDD - Competition Fee: $65.00 per diver.

After the competition takes place, you will receive an Invoice from PayPal - Sun Devil Divers LLC.
Competition Fees will be due 10 days upon receipt to avoid our $15.00 late fee.
This fee helps with SDD coach's travel, room, food, club expenses and time at away meets.

Time Line & Schedule

Attached you will find the schedule of events.  Please look it over to determine what days your diver(s) will be competing when setting up your travel times.

Understand there will be NO official time line until the meet closes for sign ups online. Even after sign ups close...meet directors often have to switch things around to even out numbers or events.  Because of this we can never give an exact timeline till the day prior.  This will all be based on how many divers sign up.  If you are a diver in the first event...this does not mean you need to stay the entire day.  Once your event has ended and awards are handed out...we encourage you to stay and cheer on your teammates, but understand if you need to go.



Friday March 15th  1:00-3:00pm - Platform ONLY. We ask that all divers competing Platform be at the pool by 12:30pm.  You may arrive a little earlier to begin stretching out of water.

1 hour after events end we will have a practice for springboard.

Saturday & Sunday March 16-17th - When I send out our final timeline the day prior to the meet, it will have our practice times and times to arrive at the pool.


In recent years it has become increasingly difficult to get a block of rooms for various reasons.  We ask that you please book your own rooms and stay where you like, but encourage you to talk with other SDD teammates and stay together if you can.  Our coaching staff typically get the cheapest thing we can find to save the club money. Please book soon as things will fill up!

Team Dinner

We always enjoy having a team dinner.  PLEASE Email me if you would be gracious enough to set something up for us Saturday March 15. I will email you with our Numbers as we get closer to the meet, but plan on 30-40 at 6:30pm.  We also would love a place with separate checks.

As always please let me know if you have any questions and have a wonderful day!