The Barracuda dive team is open to all WRC members. Westleigh has one of the few private pools in Montgomery County with competition-level diving boards. Our divers participate in Montgomery County Diving League (MCDL) meets and the entire team community has fun in social events every Friday night and in a celebratory banquet at the end of the season. All skill levels are welcome (basic, unassisted swimming ability is required).


Calling all divers, daredevils, gymnasts, and kids that just want to try something different!

Do your kids love jumping off the diving board and showing off their best tricks?

Then the Barracuda Dive Team is for them!


The Barracuda dive team is a long-established part of summer fun and friendships at Westleigh. Kids 6 to 18 years old may participate. Registration and payment are currently available through the member portal. There is also a trial option for $30 where you can come to 3 practices.

Please check out these frequently asked questions about the dive team, including information about meet schedules, fees, and volunteering.


Ellie Pantezzi is our highly skilled and experienced Head Coach. She competes nationally as well as for Quince Orchard High School, and has been assistant coaching at Westleigh for 3 years. Coach Ellie is passionate about helping young divers gain a love for the sport of diving. Depending on the size of the team, there may also be 1-2 Assistant Coaches, and Meg Tomayko, our previous Head Coach and former Assistant Coach at West Virginia University, will be returning for select weeks this summer.

Interested in becoming an Assistant Coach? Check out our job listing on the MCDL website!



Registration to the dive team is a 2-step process:

  1. Fill out the online form, or email the hard copy form to the Dive Team Reps; and
  2. Pay your registration fees through your WRC member portal, or by check (payable to “Westleigh Dive Team”) and given in person to one of the Dive Team Reps.

Try it! If you’re not sure whether diving is right for you, you can try 3 practices for $30 (includes mandatory MCDL insurance), and if you decide to join the team this amount is credited towards your dive team registration (trial divers must still register).



Practice times are Monday through Friday:

  • May 28 – June 14: 4:30 pm – 7 pm. Open practice, all ages. Divers practice for 45-90 minutes within this practice window, depending on age and ability.
  • June 17 – July 14: 4 pm – 7 pm. Coach Ellie will assign age groups to general practice times. Time conflicts can be managed with the coach.
  • July 15 – 19: 4 pm – 7 pm. * Only for divers competing in the Robin Hood Invitational or Divisionals. *
  • July 22 – 23: 4 pm – 7 pm. ** Only for divers competing in All Stars. **

* There is no practice on any Wednesday when there is a swim team home meet and on July 4th. *



The complete meet schedule and all pool addresses can be found on the MCDL website.





General Information: Please contact Dive Team Reps Andrea and Callie at

Memberships: Please contact Membership Manager Kim at