Coaches

The Elite Diving Coaches

Please click on a coach below to read their full bio.



    Kimberly Caruso
    Head Coach

    Kimberly Caruso, Head Coach – klcaruso93@gmail.com

    Kim joined the CT diving community after moving up to the Greater Hartford area in 2016. She started coaching at Middletown High School, where she developed several State Meet top-finishers, Record-holding athletes, and State Open qualifiers, who were later recruited to an array of collegiate programs. Through her time in Middletown, she has also worked with numerous athletes through Elite Diving to prepare them for their High School, College, or AAU seasons. Her energy and ability to connect with the athletes helps her propel each student to their highest potential.

    Kim graduated in 2016 and is a 4-year veteran of the University of Delaware Division 1 Diving Team. Through her years as an athlete, she had various opportunities to coach with Infinity Diving, West Chester Diving and Pennypacker Country Club in her home town of Downingtown, PA. In addition to coaching, Kim works for Pratt & Whitney as a Mechanical Engineer developing jet engines for airplanes.



    Patty Conte
    Associate Head Coach

    Patty Conte, Associate Head Coach – Patty@divingelite.com

    Patty is a member of the class of 1988 at Hamden High School where she still holds the 6 and 11 dive school records. She was All-State her junior and senior year of high school and finished fourth at the Connecticut State-Opens her senior year. She attended Williams College where she was a two-time national champion, earning All-American honors eight times. Patty has been a high school coach since the fall of 2012. She has coached several athletes who have been State Open qualifiers and several All-SCC divers. She also coaches a summer league age group team at Paradise Country Club in Hamden. In addition to coaching, Patty spends time with her two children, JD and Emily, who too share the love for water as a swimmer and diver respectfully.