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Dive club to hold open house in Roseville Saturday

By: Matt Long
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The only dive club in Northern California is holding an open house on Saturday. The Dos Rios Divers have been around since 1992, but not too many people know about the club. While the club holds diving practice at the Folsom Aquatic Center, the organization is opening a gym at 1750 Vernon St. Unit No. 3 in Roseville. Saturday’s open house runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Our team will be there going through a normal workout and people will be able to observe and talk with the divers,” Coach Mike Brown said. “I’ll be there, as well as some of our board members to answer any questions.” When asked why a dive team needs a gym, Brown said to train. “The Chinese, who kill us in international diving competitions, train two-thirds of the time in a gym and one-third of the time in the water,” Brown said. “We’ve got four trampolines, a dive board and platform, plus I’ve got pulleys and ropes and a spotting belt. It’s the safest way for the divers to learn because I have control of them. It’s also more efficient, as they can make a dive ever 30 seconds.” The Dos Rios Divers currently has a membership of 15 with a limit of 20, since Brown is the only coach. Divers live all over the Sacramento area, from Roseville, Granite Bay and Rocklin to Folsom and El Dorado Hills and range in age from 9 to 25. For more information, visit dosriosdivers.com.