Justin Dumais, the Olympic diver who wants
to be a fighter pilot, could well be headed for a job
at McEntire Air National Guard Station....At the Olympics,
the brothers finished sixth. Soon after, Justin Dumais
learned he did not win the fierce competition for one
of McEntire’s fighter pilot training spots.
took a step yesterday toward keeping some of the country's
top coaches from dropping out of the profession or fleeing
the country when it targeted them to receive more than
half of a $19.1-million grant in sport funding,......"If
you have to pay a six-figure salary to keep a top coach
like Michel Larouche, who trains [world champion diver]
Alexandre Despatie, you pay it -- or someone else will.
"You can throw all kinds of money at athletes
and it won't make them any better if there's not good
coaching to advise them how to spend it best."
Divers just don't get no respect
A moment of silence, please, for Rodney Dangerfield,
the only diver to successfully execute the Triple Lindy
in competition. (See "Back to School.")
Tired of the gymnastics grind, seeking refuge from the Arizona sun, Tawni Jones took a plunge about 10 years ago - into a swimming pool. ....What started as something fun to do for the former Level 9 gymnast turned into a serious pastime. Now the Mesa Mountain View High junior is queen of Arizona prep divers.
Hurricanes forced issue on state swimming venue site. The Florida High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that the state swimming and diving championships will be Nov. 5-6 in Gainesville instead of Sebastian.
Pat McCormick created the biggest splash in the history of diving by winning two gold medals in two consecutive Olympic games. She became the first and only woman to achieve what is called a “double-double.”