YMCA National Diving and Masters Nationals Set For Fort Lauderdale

Photo Courtesy: City of Fort Lauderdale

The City of Fort Lauderdale will host the YMCA National Diving and Masters Swimming National Championships Wednesday, April 18, through Sunday, April 22 at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex, located at 501 Seabreeze Boulevard.

This year marks the 38th year the City of Fort Lauderdale has hosted the Y-National Diving Championship event (1971, 1973-85, 1992-95, 1997-2014, 2017, and 2018). Fort Lauderdale has hosted the YMCA Masters National Championship Meet 13 years (1992, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009-2013, and 2018).

The diving competition for student-athletes under age 18 will begin each day at 9 a.m. and includes 10-meter platform diving, 1-meter and 3-meter springboard diving events. An estimated 160 divers, primarily from the Midwest and Eastern states, will compete in the event. Athletes from the Fort Lauderdale Dive Team under the direction of Coach Dave Burgering will compete for the YMCA of South Florida.

The masters swimming competition participants are from 19 to over 90 years of age. The timed final competition for swimming begins Thursday, April 19 at 8:30 a.m. Local swimmers from the Greater Fort Lauderdale area will be competing for the YMCA of South Florida. Other teams from Florida include the Orlando YMCA, Sarasota YMCA, and the South Palm Beach YMCA.

Admission for spectators is free. Parking is available at surrounding municipal lots along the beach and Birch Road/Las Olas Bridge.

For more information about YMCA National events or online results, please visit: www.ymcaswimminganddiving.org or www.fortlauderdale.gov/flac.

— This press release was provided by the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation.

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Author: Daniel D'Addona

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Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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