Diving Plongeon Canada – Toronto, July 3, 2018 – Over 90 top junior up-and-coming divers hailing from six Canadian provinces will take part in the Speedo Junior Development Nationals in Toronto from July 6thto 8th.
Twelve national titles are up for grabs. The registered athletes will compete in the 1m springboard, 3m springboard and platform events for boys and girls, separated into Group C (12-13 years old) and Group D (11 and under) which is mainly composed of athletes participating in their first ever national competition.
“We are thrilled to host the best junior divers in Canada from July 6thto 8th” in Toronto”, declared Gilles Emptoz-Lacote, Head Coach at Toronto Diving Academy and Technical Director for these championships. “This competition is truly a unique moment in a diver’s career, a requisite step in their Olympic dream. Who knows? It is likely that at least one of these divers will be a part of our next Olympic team. In the meantime, we wish them all the best of luck!”
Female divers to watch in the 12-13 category include: Catherine Boyer (Ottawa National), Jordane Legault (L’Envol), Keira Lu (Boardworks) and Kate Miller (Nepean Ottawa). Male divers to watch include: Benjamin Tessier (L’Envol) and Loïc Tremblay (ARO).
“This year’s Junior Development Nationals are highly anticipated by Diving Canada because the competition rules have been modified and we are very excited to see the positive impact these rules will have on the athletes’ quality of execution and overall performances”, shared Diving Canada’s Junior High Performance Director, Andrée Pouliot-Deschamps. “We are confident the athletes will put on a great show and we wish them all a very successful competition.”
For each age group, the male and female athlete who competes in all three events and accumulates the most points will be crowned “Outstanding Diver”. A national championships banner will also be awarded to the competing club accumulating the most points over the course of the competition. Club de Plongeon L’Envol (Blainville, QC) has won back-to-back club banners (2016 & 2017) and will be seeking a third consecutive title in Toronto.
Finals will be held on all three days of competition at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.
Friday, the Boys Group C and Group D Platform finals will be held, as well as the Girls Group C 1m final and Girls Group D 3m final.
On Saturday, diving fans will be able to catch the Girls Group C platform final, the Girls Group D 1m final, as well as the Boys Group D 1m final and Boys Group C 3m final.
On Sunday, last day of competition, the Girls Group D Platform final and Girls Group C 3m final, as well as the Boys Group D 3m final and Boys Group C 1m final will be showcased.
Here is the link to watch the event live:http://www.issmembership.com/diving/live/schedule.aspx
This annual event is sanctioned by Diving Plongeon Canada and hosted this year by Dive Ontario.