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Annette Schultz Transfers to Florida from Louisville

The University of Florida women's swimming and diving team and head coach Jeff Poppell officially announced the addition of Annette Schultz to the program as a transfer on Monday afternoon. Schultz joins the Gators after spending her first two collegiate seasons at the University of Louisville, and ...

5 Things Coaches Should Know About Recruiting in a Virtual World

5 Things Coaches Should Know About Recruiting in a Virtual World A swarm of butterflies flutters through your stomach and your heart races. You tap on your spiral notebook and scan your checklist one last time. Why are you so nervous? You’ve done your research and more importantly, no one can see yo...

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Northern Arizona Diver Aly Jones Battling Back After Setbacks

Northern Arizona Diver Aly Jones Battling Back After Setbacks Contributed by Northern Arizona Athletics Early on in her life, Northern Arizona University diver Aly Jones knew she wanted to be a surgeon. So much so that her parents, even in jest, wondered what might be wrong with their daughter. "I w...

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The Importance of Team and Unity - They Can't Be Overstated

To all of the swimmers and divers, you all know what it’s like to feel somewhat unmotivated in the pool. This could come from those lovely 6:30 morning practices that make you not want to literally do anything the rest of the day. What keeps you going then? The answer is simple: your team. Why does ...

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Passages: Masters Hall of Fame Diver Tom Hairabidean Dies at Age 96

Masters hall of fame diver Tom Hairabidean passed away on Sunday at the age of 96. He was inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in 2007 with five World Championships gold medals to his name. Tom Hairabidean - Hall of Fame Diver [caption id="attachment_434930" align="aligncent...

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Greg Louganis, Joey Cifelli Guest Star on ABC Game Show

Legendary Olympic diver Greg Louganis will star in ABC's game show Holey Moley II: The Sequel alongside "The Bachelor's" Chris Harrison as the 13-episode extreme mini-golf competition series returned to ABC on Thursday, May 21. Per ABC, the sophomore season will “showcase self-proclaimed mini-golf l...

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Midland University Adds Men’s and Women’s Diving Programs

Midland University announced Tuesday that it will add men’s and women’s diving programs and hired Peter Charles as its diving coach. Midland is an NAIA program in Nebraska that began offering swimming in 2017. Its men’s team placed four at the 2020 NAIA Championships with its women’s team 20th. The ...

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Ronn Jenkins Retires after 49 Years as West Chester Diving Coach

West Chester University diving coach Dr. Ronn Jenkins announced his retirement this week after 49 seasons leading the Golden Rams’ program. Jenkins, who graduated from West Chester in 1965, began coaching at his alma mater in 1972 after a string at Bucknell as he pursued his master’s degree. He got ...

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Caiming Xie Retires as Notre Dame Diving Coach After 25 Years

After 25 seasons at the University of Notre Dame, head diving coach Caiming Xie announced his retirement. Caiming coached for 42 years throughout his career, and was the first full-time diving coach for the Notre Dame program. “Notre Dame is an incredible university filled with wonderful pe...

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USA Diving Formally Postpones Olympic Team Trials

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials were postponed by USA Diving, the organization announced Wednesday. The decision was mostly a formality after Tuesday’s announcement that the 2020 Olympics would be postponed to at least the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. New dates for the event at the I...

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USA Diving Announces Adoption of Rewritten Bylaws

USA Diving on Wednesday announced that its board of directors adopted new bylaws, effective March 15, 2020. Per a USA Diving statement, “bylaws were completely rewritten to bring USA Diving up to date with best practices in nonprofit governance, with assistance and feedback from various stakeholders...

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FINA Postpones Diving & Synchro Olympic Qualifications

FINA, the international federation, has postponed Olympic qualifiers in diving and synchronised swimming due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and related containment measures. The FINA statement in full: FINA informed today all 209 National Member Federations that its COVID-19 Taskforce, in co...

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Lee Michaud Named President of USA Diving

USA Diving named former All-American diver Lee Michaud as its president Tuesday. Michaud was a diver at the University of Michigan from 1986-89, earning All-American honors his last three seasons. He has worked the last eight years for Daseke, Inc., a transportation company for which he helped grow ...

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USA Diving Suspends All Activities For 30 Days

USA Diving has suspended all activities in wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has also caused practically all sporting events to be shut down in the United States. The period of inactivity will last 30 days pending any further action by the Board of Directors, per a release from USA Diving. The B...

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USA Diving Announces 2020 High Performance Squad

USA Diving has announced the 91 athletes who have qualified to be part of the 2020 USA Diving High Performance Squad. This program was built to help USA Diving’s athletes achieve their best and to create a clear path for developing athletes who aspire to have international and Olympic success. The H...

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FINA Diving World Series: Canada, Russia Win Two Golds

FINA Diving World Series: Women's 10m Synchro Platform Canada's Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay took the lead in their fourth dive, a back 3 1/2 tuck, and nailed their fifth and final dive to claim the first gold medal of the competition. The veteran Canadian divers enjoyed a home field advantage a...

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USA Diving Announces FINA World Series Roster

USA Diving has announced the 14 athletes who will represent the United States at the FINA World Series meets taking place in Canada, Russia  and Great Britain beginning February 28. Competition is set for February 28-March 1 in Montreal, Canada, followed by the World Series stop in meet in Kazan, Ru...

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Greg Louganis Feature Biopic In Development: Matthew Wilder Screenplay

Greg Louganis, the Olympic diving champion, legend and humanitarian, and his manager, Greg. H. Sims, of Arya Worldwide Entertainment, are in development on a feature film of Louganis’ life following a very complicated process of obtaining the rights to his story. Mathew Wilder (Dog Eat Dog, Regardin...