Welcome from the KC Frogman Club
Please enjoy exploring our website to discover more about our SCUBA club.
The club meets the first Thursday evening of every month at the Skin-N-Scuba Dive Shop Education Room. For a map and directions to Skin-N-Scuba please click here.
During warm months our members enjoy the best diving in the Midwest at lakes like Bull Shoals, Beaver, Norfolk, Stockton, and Tablerock. However, just because it gets cold in Missouri does not mean that the activities end. We also meet at once a month for fun events like, movies, parties, and sporting events.
Not only do the frogs enjoy the wonderful Missouri weather and actives, we love to compete too. Our SCUBA club was built for completion, we hold regular competition events in photography, Spear fishing, and various SCUBA skills.
About the KCFC
In the beginning, competition was the driving force that created the Kansas City Frogman Club. Back in the early 50's a group of local Kansas City divers enjoyed the sport of spear-fishing so much that they decided to hold competition dives. Eventually more and more clubs around the state formed and began competing against one another. These clubs brought about the birth of the Midwest Diving Council in 1959, whose function was to standardize competition rules and sanction competition events among the competing clubs. More events that are competitive were eventually included in each weekend event, including a triathlon and an underwater photography competition. These sporting events became popular and began to spread nationwide. As a result, the Underwater Society of America was created to allow competition to be waged on a national level. The first national spearfishing competition was the New Orleans - Grand Island Scuba Divers International Tournament. It was held in 1959 and became the birthplace of the famous NOGI award. The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences still presents the NOGI each year and it's the most prestigious award within the diving community throughout the world. Over the years more events were introduced and old ones were redefined. Underwater hockey came on the scene and has become a popular way to stay in shape during the winter months. The Triathlon event was renamed Scuba Skills. This event is used to test basic underwater skills of even the best scuba divers. Underwater photography is also popular and has brought out the artistic talent in more than one underwater enthusiast. The competition now includes the sport of fin swimming as well as underwater rugby.