Plouf! Learn to Dive Initiative

The NS Amateur Diving Association has purchased a learn to dive curriculum from Plongeon Québec, called Plouf. This program is currently offered at Centennial Pool in Halifax, and trained Learning Facilitators are available to run one-day workshops to train Plouf “Animators” to instruct levels 1 and 2 of this program.

Why offer a learn to dive program at your pool?

With minimal equipment, you can run a Plouf program.; even without a springboard! The program is targeted to children ages 6-12 who are confident swimmers and comfortable in deep water, however, you can tailor the program to suit older groups as well, even adults.

Many children are interested in participating in aquatic sports other than swimming lessons, and diving is complementary to other sports.

Canada is home to some of the world’s best divers, including National Team members Jennifer Abel, Caeli McKay, Meghan Benfeito, Pamela Ware, Philippe Gagné, François Imbeau-Dulac, and Rylan Wiens. These divers will be on the world stage at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

Following an Olympic Games, there is always more interest in diving and other aquatic programming. Get ready to offer learn to dive programs now!

Program Description

Plouf is focused on learning to dive in a recreational and fun way to introduce the sport to the non-competitive sector. As a turn-key program that includes report cards, posters, teaching materials, and more, you can have learn to dive classes up and running quickly.

The Plouf program teaches safe progressions in diving and continuous assessment for participants. A new theme with corresponding games keeps each class fun and engaging.

Provincial Coach, Robert Breau, instructing some Plouf divers at the provincial training centre.

Want more information?

Please contact [email protected] for details or to arrange Plouf training.