About TNYA Diving

TNYA began its diving program in spring 2011, and competed with great success at the IGLA competitions in Honolulu, Hawai’i, (2011) and Reykjavik, Iceland (2012). Each workout includes a 30-minute warm-up to prevent injury and increase flexibility, and 90 minutes on the boards. We currently train on 1- and 3-meter springboards, working with each diver to build on their strengths, achieve new skills and increase their self-confidence. (The gigantic platforms you see us using in the pictures above are not 3-meter springboards. That’s us having fun at IGLA in Hawai’i, in the summer of 2011.) Our team is a healthy mix of all skill levels, from raw beginners to former Division I competitors, and we are a recognized USA Diving club. We gladly welcome anyone with interest and determination, regardless of skill level, to join us on the boards!

Our coach, Croft Vaughn, was a competitive springboard diver for 10 years, training at Ball State University while in high school, medaling at the Indiana State Championships, and then representing New York University. He taught diving at NYU for 4 years before being recruited by TNYA to found New York’s first gay diving club. If you have any questions about our program, we encourage you to contact him at