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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...

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US Divers Take Home Nine Medals at FINA Grand Prix in Madrid

On the final day of competition at the FINA Grand Prix in Madrid, Spain, U.S. Divers added another three medals to the overall medal count. Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H.), who won gold the previous day with partner Amy Magaña in the 10 meter synchronized competition, earned another gold in the indiv...

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Passages: Former Navy Diving Coach Joe Suriano Passes Away

Joe Suriano, who served as the Navy diving coach and a physical education instructor at the USNA for 35 years, passed away this week in Annapolis. A celebration of his life will be held Sat., Feb. 15, from 4-6 p.m. in Lejeune Hall with a reception to follow. Those interested in attending are asked t...

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Terry Bassett Out as CEO of USA Diving; Search for Successor Underway

Terry Bassett (USA Diving) Terry Bassett, the Chief Executive Officer of USA Diving, has submitted his resignation from his post, the governing body announced. According to a press release, which was signed by David Gascon, the Chairman of USA Diving’s Board of Directors, the resignation of Bassett ...

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Juan Celaya-Hernandez Named Nuevo León Athlete of the Year in Mexico

LSU diver Juan Celaya-Hernandez was named the Nuevo León Athlete of the Year at a ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, on Monday. Celaya-Hernandez was selected for the honor based on his amazing achievements during the 2019 competitive season. “It’s nice to see my hard work start to pay off, said...

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RIT Diving Coach Cliff Devries to be Featured on E:60 Special

A short 20-minute documentary on Division III RIT diving coach Cliff Devries will air on ESPN tonight, Tuesday October 29, at 9:00 p.m. EST. The documentary centers on Devries' annual dive of the 3m springboard that he does on his birthday, which is tomorrow October 30. Devries is currently in his 1...