Our Diving Hurricanes
Every year 40-50 athletes take to the spring board to challenge themselves. Other than patience and a little determination, diving requires no prior experience.
Divers and parents can expect a laid-back meet atmosphere with 4-5 dive meets per season - mostly on Tuesday evenings.
Divers practice for one hour at their convenience between the hours of 9 am - 12 noon. Since most divers also swim so the best time to practice is immediately after swim practice (older divers) or before swim practice (younger divers).
Welcome to Kateleigh and Blake - our new dive coaches!
Practice Schedule (updated on June 1). View the Calendar
Questions? Email email@example.com
Hi there! My name is Kateleigh Lorimer. I’ve been diving since I was 5 years old and I’m still not tired of it. Diving became a family tradition, thanks to my two older brothers and me. The start of my diving career was with Douglass Hills but moved to Plainview a few years later. I guess you can say I came back home. I finished my first year of college at Wittenberg University, where I continued diving. In my diving, I grew more confident in and out of the pool thanks to my coach. I can’t wait to see all the kids grow in their potential and rock the pool deck at champs. Go Hurricanes!
Congratulations, you’ve come across the newest member of the Douglass Hills coaching family! Give yourself a pat on the back and get ready to meet me, Blake Ansert! Born and raised here in the Derby City, I was an energetic youngster back in the day and the only way my parents thought to tame all of that energy was to introduce me to gymnastics. As the years went by and my skills improved, I found my true passion on a warm and sunny day my 6th-grade year at my local pool. I hopped on the diving boards implementing my gymnastic skills which drew “oohs” and “aahs” from the crowd. It was at that moment I thought, “Hey, this might not be a bad gig for me!” That summer I decided to join my neighborhood dive team and the rest is history. I hung up my gymnastic grips my freshman year of high school to fully focus on competing for Saint Xavier’s varsity dive team. I competed successfully in every state meet and received many accolades throughout the years, both in club and in high school, and still train with the University of Kentucky’s swim and dive team occasionally. I now spend my days studying Biochemistry, DJing weddings here in the Ville, and teaching youngsters how to point their toes and not make a splash! I’m beyond excited to be with the Hurricanes and can’t wait to see what this season has in store for us!