Dive Camps

Dear Summer Campers, Families and Partners,

While the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties it presents for group gatherings continue in our communities, St. Olaf has elected to host LIMITED camps, conferences and events on campus this summer.

At this time, we will not be hosting a dive camp this summer.

We appreciate your interest and support of St. Olaf, and we look forward to welcoming a full schedule of camps back to St. Olaf in Summer 2023.

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The Conferences, Camps and Events Management (CCEM) Team
St. Olaf College

St. Olaf Dive Camp utilizes a comprehensive approach including pool time, dry-land and weight training, dry-board practice, video review, and classroom sessions to improve all aspects of your diving. This camp is designed for divers who have been diving competitively in an association or school program for at least one season.

St. Olaf Learn-to-Dive Camp is designed to teach the basics of springboard diving in a fun, supportive, and SAFE environment. Especially, for those interested in joining their local middle or high school teams. St. Olaf  has (2) one-meter springboards and a separate dry-land diving facility. The dry-land facility has a dry-board and trampoline with an overhead spotting rig, and other gym equipment used to aid in the instruction of basic and advanced dives.

The camp provides a complete experience on the beautiful St. Olaf campus in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

Dive Camp Details


Learn-to-Dive Camp Details

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Dive Camp

Camp begins Sunday with check-in from 12:00 pm noon to 1:00 pm Sunday and concludes with a final exhibition at 2:00 pm Thursday. Coaches divide divers into multiple groups based on age and ability. The instructional part of each day features 1-meter board, trampoline, and dry board.

Learn-to-Dive Camp
Camp begins Sunday with check-in from 12:00 pm noon to 1:00 pm at the Skoglund Pool where divers will take the swim test. After successful completion of the swim test, campers will move into their residence hall room from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Camp concludes Thursday with a final exhibition at 2:00 pm. The instructional part of each day features 1-meter board, trampoline, and dry board.

Meet the Dive Coaches

Gabe Kortuem ’02 coached the St. Olaf and Carleton College teams from 2002–19. While a student athlete at St. Olaf, he made four national appearances and earned seven All-American honors. In 2002 he was national champion and set the Division III national record. Since Kortuem became the diving coach at St. Olaf, five divers have qualified for the Division III national meet and many have earned All-American honors. He was voted the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Diving Coach six times in the last 10 seasons.

Tracy Torgerson is is in her first year as coach for the Gustavus Adolphus College swimming and diving teams, and in her third year as coach for the New Prague swimming and diving teams. Tracy has been involved in the sport for 24 years, either as an athlete or coach. Tracy was a NCAA All-American diver at the University of Minnesota. During her time coaching at SCSU, Tracy coached 12 NCAA All-American divers including three NCAA champions. She was voted NCAA Coach of the year in 2008, 2012, and 2013 and nominated as the Division II Diving Representative on the NCAA Championship Committee for the 2012–13 season.

Jeremiah Jackson is in his first year as coach for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse swimming and diving teams. Prior to this, he coached the swimming and diving teams at St. Mary’s University from 2005–18. He has coached the Winona High School boys and girls dive teams for the past 18 years and has been involved with the Rochester Orcas Swim Club for the past eight seasons.

Jake Dunn ’02 is currently in his fifth season coaching the St. Catherine University swimming and diving team. Prior to this, he coached the swimming and diving team at Macalester College for five years. He earned a national championship in the 1-meter and is a two time MIAC Coach of the Year.

Payment Information

Registration Information

Registration Information

Register now with our secure online form or complete a printable registration form and send it via mail. Registrations are accepted until capacity has been reached. When completing the online form please see the following payment options to the right.

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Payment Options

Payment Options

Option 1: Pay in Full.
At the conclusion of the registration form, you will be asked to submit credit card information. Once submitted, the full amount will be paid.

Option 2: Deposit Only.
Submit a minimum $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your diver’s spot today. Registration is not officially accepted until completed registration form and deposit is received on the same day. Payment must be paid in full 4 weeks prior to camp start date.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Written cancellations (post or email) received four weeks prior to camp start date will receive a refund less the $100 non-refundable deposit fee. No refunds are given within four weeks of camp start date; substitutions are accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions


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