Full Schedule Announced for FINA Diving Grand Prix 2018

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Rostock, Germany, is set to host the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2018 for the 24th consecutive year.

Since 1995, the world’s diving elite gathers for this prestigious annual event, which has become a milestone in the discipline. The complex in the German city has opened in 1955 and has been the stage of annual international competitions since 1956.

119* athletes from 24 nations will headline the event this weekend.

*Armenia (3), Australia (5), Bulgaria (2), China (10), Germany (17), Denmark (1), Finland (1), France (1), Great Britain (10), Italy (3), Canada (4), Colombia (6), Croatia (3), Lithuania (1), Malaysia (3), Mexico (8), Netherlands (4), Russia (7), Switzerland (2), Sweden (4), Spain (2), Ukraine (8), USA (7), Belarus (4)

The three-day competition’s schedule from February 23-25 unfolds as follows:

Friday 23/02
9:30
Springboard 3m Men (prelim)
Platform Women (prelim(
Springboard 3m Men (semi A, B)
Platform Women (semi A, B)

17:00
Opening ceremony
Mixed Synchro 3m (final)
Victory ceremony
Platform Women (final)
Victory ceremony
Springboard 3m Men (final)
Victory ceremony

Saturday 24/02
10:00
Sprinboard 3m Women (prelim)
Springboard 3m Women (semi A, B)
10:00
Platform Men (prelim)
Platform Men (semi A, B)

14:00
Synchro 10m Men (final)
Victory ceremony
Mixed Synchro 10m (final)
Victory ceremony
Synchro 3m Men (final)
Victory ceremony

Sunday 25/02
10:00
Sprinboard 3m Women (prelim)
Springboard 3m Women (semi A, B)
10:00
Platform Men (prelim)
Platform Men (semi A, B)

14:00
Synchro 10m Women (final)
Victory ceremony
Synchro 3m Women (final)
Victory ceremony
Platform Men (final)
Victory ceremony

FINA Diving Grand Prix 2018 Calendar:

#1 – Rostock (GER) – February 23-25
#2 – Calgary (CAN) – May 10-13
#3 – Bolzano (ITA) – July 6-8
#4 – Madrid (ESP) – July 13-15
#5 – Kuala Lumpur (MAS) – November 9-11
# 6 – tbc (AUS) – November 15-18
#7 – Singapore (SGP) – November 23-25

About Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)

The Fédération Internationale de Natation, founded in 1908, is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. FINA’s five discipline Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming – are all included in the Olympic programme. High Diving made its first appearance in FINA events at the 2013 FINA World Championships. FINA counts 209 affiliated National Federations on the five continents and has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

Press Release Courtesy of FINA. 

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Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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