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Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham Opens Up About Drug Addiction

Australian Olympic gold medalist diver Matthew Mitcham discussed his battle with a “crippling” drug and alcohol addiction in an interview with the BBC. The 32-year-old Australian won a gold medal in the 10-meter platform diving at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Not only was he the first Australian ma...

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Kelly Straub’s Diving Record Has Notre Dame Ahead of West Virginia

Kelly Straub set the Notre Dame platform diving record, her second straight week with a program record, as the Fighting Irish lead West Virginia after day one of a two-day meet. The No. 18 men’s team has a commanding 141-45 lead, while the 18th-ranked women are up 99-67. Straub scored 273.45 points ...

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USA Diving Postpones World Cup Trials Originally Set For Next Week

Due to rising COVID-19 cases across the country, USA Diving decides to postpone the 2021 World Cup Trials, that were set to take place next week in Greensboro, North Carolina, indefinitely. Greensboro was announced as host in September of this year. USA Diving sent out the below press release regard...

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Passages: John Conner, Duke Hall of Fame Diver, Dies at 91

John Conner, a member of the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame, passed away this past Saturday at the age of 91. Born on November 5, 1929 in Weir, W.Va., Conner twice earned All-America honors as a diver at Duke in 1949 and 1950.  He was a three-time Southern Conference champion (1949-50-51) and posted to...

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Hall of Fame Aquatic Center's 27 Meter High Tower Goes to Precast

by Laura Voet The time has come to dive into the precast concrete fabrication process for the Hall of Fame Aquatic Center's 27 Meter High Tower. A few pictures from the field trip to Gate Precast in Kissimmee on October 16, 2020.   The Fort Lauderdale team was there to select the color and textures ...

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From Swimmer To Swiver: An Interesting Transition

From Swimmer To Swiver: An Interesting Transition By Tara Draper, Swimming World Intern Although classified together, the worlds of swimming and diving are vastly different. Swimming is all about power and speed, trying to out-touch your opponent by the smallest of margins to finish first. Diving is...

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USA Diving Announces Changes to Olympic Team Trials Schedule

USA Diving announced changes to the schedule for 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving, which will take place June 6-13, 2021 at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis. The trials will determine the divers who will represent the United States at the Olympic Games T...

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Cynthia Potter: Why I Am One in a Thousand!

Cynthia Potter, 1987 ISHOF Honoree and 28-time National Champion as a Diver is special. She is One in a Thousand! When asked why she wanted to join the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s One in A Thousand Club, Potter said, “The Hall of Fame is so special and important to all of us. We have a his...

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Karla Helder Hired as West Virginia Diving Coach

West Virginia University men's and women's swimming and diving coach Vic Riggs announced the addition of Karla Helder as the program's head diving coach on Thursday. Helder arrives in Morgantown after serving as the diving coach at San Jose State from 2018-20. While coaching at SJSU, Helder led ever...

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Logan Pearsall Named Diving Coach at Illinois State

Illinois State head coach Caitlin Hamilton announced on Wednesday that Logan Pearsall has been named the Redbird diving coach entering the 2020-21 school year. Pearsall comes to Illinois State after a six-year stint as the head diving coach at Colorado Mesa University. "I am excited to welcome Logan...

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USA Diving Olympic Team Trials Rescheduled for June 6-13

USA Diving Tuesday announced the rescheduled dates for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials as June 6-13, 2021 at the Indiana University Natatorium at IUPUI in Indianapolis. Trials had been scheduled for June 14-21, 2020 prior to the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last spring. The Tokyo Games are s...