Welcome to the St. Andrews Dive Team.

DIVE PRACTICE SCHEDULE
June 1st – June 18th
Age Group Day Time
12 & up Tue/Wed/Thu 3:45-4:30
8 & under Tue/Wed/Thu 4:30-5:15
  9-11 Tue/Wed/Thu 5:15-5:45
June 22nd – July 23rd
Age Group Day Time
9-10 Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 9:00AM
8 & under (G1) Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 9:30AM
8 & under (G2) Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 10:00AM
11 & up Monday – Friday 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Dive Team Coaching Staff

Kristen Ritz

Kristen Ritz

Head Coach

Kristen Ritz is from Severna Park, Maryland, and a Severna Park High School Alum. Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland College Park, and a master’s degree from McDaniel College. She currently teaches Math and Computer Science at SPHS.

Kristen grew up swimming on the St. Andrew’s Swim Team and became a member of the dive team the first year the pool had a team around 1999. Kristen started as an assistant coach in 2001 and has been the head coach of the dive team since 2003. Kristen also taught swim lessons at St. Andrews for over 10 years and was a lifeguard/manager of the pool for many years.

Kristen is the mom of three little girls (Lilly (5), Sydney (3), and Camille (1)). She loves spending time with her family and is always on the hunt for the best playgrounds in the area.
Kristen is excited to introduce the sport of diving to new families and to see her returning divers again!

Catherine Davis

Catherine Davis

Assistant Coach

Hi, my name is Catherine Davis. I am currently a rising Senior at Mount St. Mary‘s University studying English and Secondary Education as a double major. I am also a member and captain of the Swim and Dive team at Mount St. Mary’s.

I have been diving since I was 8 years old here at St. Andrews and coaching since I was 14. I absolutely love the sport of diving and coaching holds a special place in my heart! My favorite part of coaching is watching young divers struggle and work through learning a new dive, because when they eventually do that dive the first time the pure joy that they have never seems to get old.

I cannot wait to meet your kids and have a great summer diving together!

Sydney Diekemper

Sydney Diekemper

Assistant Coach

Hi! My name is Sydney Diekemper. I’m from Severna Park, I’ll be 18 this summer and am graduation high school this spring! In the fall I plan to attend East Carolina University in North Carolina to study nursing.

I started diving at St. Andrews when I was 5 years old with my sister and have loved the sport ever since. I started diving club and competed through high school until COVID. This will be my third year coaching and I am very excited for this season!

Dive season is one of my favorite times of the year! This year will be bittersweet for me since it is the last year that I can compete after being on the team for 13 years. I can’t wait to meet the team and get started!

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Assistant Coach

My name is Chris Davis. I am 18 years old and currently finishing up my senior year at Archbishop Spalding High School. I am still deciding what to do next year but I plan to either go to Virginia Tech, Salisbury, or AACC. I have been a member of the Saint Andrews dive team since I was 7 years old and have spent a lot of time working with all of the other coaches in the past. I am looking forward to this upcoming season and getting a chance to improve our team.