Our Pool and Dryland Area



Clavadistas del Sol (Divers of the Sun) is a non-profit amateur diving program. Divers compete at the local, regional, national, and international level. Your (child’s) level will be determined at an evaluation/tryout.


Practices held at Cactus Pool, 7202 E. Cactus Road, Phone (480) 312-7665. Occasional practices will be at McDowell Mountain Pool and Eldorado pool, when Cactus Pool is unavailable.


Head Coach: 

Josh Rusboldt: cdsdiving@yahoo.com (480) 329-6035


Eli McMullen: ejmdiver@yahoo.com (480) 815-2063

Henry Fusaro: roccophx@gmail.com (480) 512-2135

CONTACTS/board members:

E-mail: info@cdsdiving.org 
Head Coach/Executive Director: Josh Rusboldt  
President:  Markus Schwickert
Vice President:  Hunter Shafer
Secretary: Lia Fusaro 
Alternate Board member:  



There are several local meets which your diver will be encouraged to attend. You can see the schedule of meets on the website calendar. Please review the website and put these meets in your calendar ahead of time. If you notice an out of town meet coming up, ask your coach if your child is expected to attend. You may need to register for the meet at divemeets.com.


Parents will help run the meets which our team sponsors – generally one in the fall and one in the spring. Please plan on being available to help out at these meets. Tuition is due even if you leave for the summer, we still need to pay the coaches if you're out of town.
There will be one or two fund raisers a year, if necessary, in order to keep tuition costs down. We are a not for profit organization. (i.e. tax deductible).


  • Divers are expected to dive on both 1 and 3 meter boards.
  • Divers will be expected to be at each practice on time. If you need to miss a practice please send an email to info@cdsdiving.org, or contact your coach.
  • Divers are expected to behave in accordance with “CdS Rules and Regulations” as signed in new diver packet.
  • Coaches will not tolerate improper language, conversations or conduct at practice or at meets. 


All divers must register with USA Diving. You can register either as "Athlete" or "Competition Athlete" (ask the coach if you are unsure how to register). Most divers who just start out will register as "Athlete". Please register online at www.usadiving.org. You (your child) may not dive until they are a registered diver with USA Diving.