After a golden age in the seventies—a decadent, late-Roman last hurrah—the American pool has suffered a gradual decline: thanks, for the most part, to concerns about safety and liability, diving boards have been removed and deep ends undeepened....
Such developments have consequences.... formerly dominant United States Men’s and Women’s Diving Teams have suffered, too....
Should we be concerned about the cannonball becoming America’s national dive? Coach O’Brien doesn’t think so.
To become Connecticut’s state champion diver, Kelly Winterbottom, now a San Mateo resident, went through constant training and competition....
The spark re-lit. Fifteen years later, Winterbottom captured her ninth
and 10th national championships in her age group at the U.S. Masters
Summer Diving Nationals in Chicago Aug. 20-22.
Athens - China had their most successful Games in diving since they first burst onto the scene two decades ago, as the once powerful United States sunk to an all-time low in the Olympic Aquatic Centre.
"I think they all have their unique talents," Rye diving coach Mike Darland said. "I think all three of them have a solid chance of going to states. All three of them are very committed to the sport. They're very anxious to do what it takes to really perform well in the sport."
This came about after the cabinet wanted a more detailed report on the athletes' failure to win a medal at the Athens Games. The Olympic-bound athletes were funded by under the Gemilang 2006 programme.
Clearly shocked at the enthusiastic welcome, Leon who was joined by his parents and girlfriend, former teachers and coaches, spent half an hour signing autographs and posing for pictures.
Divers find a mate to look up to (Funny Photo)
On This Day (Sept. 4th) in 1998China's Fu Mingxia became the first woman to win consecutive highboard world titles, beating countrywoman Chi Bin at the world Swimming and Diving Championships in Rome.
“She tells me when she doesn’t think she’s getting enough practice time,” Raihle says. “She’ll say, ‘I need more board time.’ That’s so refreshing for a coach to hear. She just has a fantastic attitude and work ethic.”
SCOTLAND’S No.1 diver Niki Bennet has gone under the knife after suffering 18 months of agony trying to make it to the top in diving. ...The braveheart Scot carried on diving despite knowing that the pain would be excruciating every time he hit the water
The key is to "make sports a culture, make the kids want to do sports and make the people interested in sports," the 19-year-old said....
Michel Larouche, the diving team coach, said "If you keep investing in the elite and developing the grassroots, you're going to see slowly the results improve."