Boston Area Diving, New England’s Most Successful Diving Program

State & National Level Champions

open practice policy
Adjust practice days to suit your own schedule.

College Level Coaches
or Better
with National and International coaching experience

friendly learning environment

n upbeat, positive and accelerated learning opportunity

A Great Opportunity
For Gymnasts
Injured or Healthy


Fall Lessons 2019 Start @ Concord Sept. 7, @MIT Sept. 8, Wellesly College Sept. 10
Diving Lessons are a great place to start for beginners, for those who don't want to commit to the team, and especially for high school divers who want learn a few new dives. You can start lessons at any time.

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Our Team

This summer BAD divers won 6 National titles at AAU National Championships, 6 High School All-Americans. 3 State Champions.
BAD has a proud Team History, as one of the most dominant New England Junior Team for the past three decades - amassing many New England Championship titles.

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About BAD

Boston Area Diving also known as "BAD" was established in 1979 and has produced more High School State and National champions than any other springboard diving program in New England. We provide an upbeat, positive and accelerated learning opportunity for young divers, whether they are just beginning or have Olympic aspirations. We offer lessons and team to divers age 5-18.

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Our Locations

Concord Beede Center

498 Walden St. Concord,
MA 01742

MIT Zesiger Center

120 Vassar St. Cambridge,
MA 02139

Wellesley College Pool
Keohane Sports Center

106 Central St,
Wellesley, MA 02481


Joe Chirico has been coaching the team since it was established in 1979. He is the most experienced age group diving coach in New England, having won numerous All-American coaching honors at the Age Group, College and Senior Levels.

Jim Brainerd is the varsity diving coach at Babson College and is in his 15th year with  BAD. Jim has been coaching diving since 1975, and is currently the coach at several local high schools. Jim's high school divers have won several state championships and his college divers have qualified for NCAA Nationals.

Kate Sorenson is a 2009 graduate from Wellesley College where she was a 4-Time NCAA All-American Diver. Kate is the coach for Lexington High School and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. As a Masters diver, Kate has won multiple National and World Championships.

Gretchen Lima has been coaching with BAD for three years.  Gretchen is also a teacher at Brookline High where she coaches the diving team. Gretchen is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she dove on their Division I team and was a conference finalist.