WE Build Divers!!
Alpha Diving Club's main goal is to help our divers become successful in diving and in life.
Embracing Challenge In A Safely Manner
In our over 20 years of experience, we have learned different coaching techniques that provide a solid and SAFE way to learn our beautiful sport. Our method of training covers fundamentals, technique, mindset and conditioning of the athletes.
Preparing the athletes..... For life!!
We’ve loved every minute of our journey
Our Story started in 1999 while living in Venezuela. Alejandra Fuentes was preparing for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and Ilich Marcano was preparing the next generation of champion. Time went by and divers such as Robert Paez and Maria Betancourt became the result of all the hard work placed throughout many years.
Coach Ilich Marcano is one of Venezuela’s top exports in Aquatics and had become one of the top coaches in the world. With a 2012, 2016 Olympian under his belt, he has his eyes set on developing another champion from Seattle. As a coach for the past 23 years, his impressive record includes producing a number of International medals: 5th place at 2005 world championship in Montreal, silver and bronze medals in various diving grand Prix dive meets and 5th place at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. He also qualified athletes to the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. His experience of building a beginning divers up to an Olympic athlete is his greatest skill set including building a championship mindset and positive attitude.
Coach Alejandra Fuentes is an Olympic Diver, and attained 5th Place at Montreal 2005 World Championships. She is considered one of the foremost Aquatic coaches in our home country, Venezuela. “Alee”, as we like to call her, and her husband, Ilich Marcano, emigrated to Seattle from their home country with their 2 children, Daniel and Andrea, and are bringing their years of experience in teaching young champions to the Alpha Diving Club's program.
Over 25 years of coaching and team managing experience between Venezuela and the United States.
Our youngest coach. Very enthusiastic, funny and dedicated coach.