USA Diving

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USA Diving, Inc. is the national governing body of diving in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and is a member of United States Aquatic Sports Inc., the United States' member of FINA (the International Swimming Federation).

The mission of USA Diving Inc. is to conduct and promote the sport of diving in a manner that allows each participant to achieve the peak of excellence afforded by his or her ability, effort, desire, and dedication.

USA Diving, Inc. is a non profit organization that is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Diving has helped develop and conduct various training programs for divers of all ages and skill levels. It has helped a great deal in expanding the diving world, especially to more than just those who are chosen for special advanced teams.

USA Diving is responsible for training, selecting and preparing teams that represent the United States at major international events such as the Olympic Games, the World Cup Diving tour and the FINA World Diving Championships.

Events run by USA Diving each year in the United States are the FINA/USA Diving Grand Prix, the U.S. National Diving Championships ( formerly known as the U.S. Open Diving Championships ), the Speedo National Junior Diving Championships and the USA Diving National Grassroots Invitational.

USA Diving provides oversight to 42 Local Diving Associations (LDAs) encompassing more than 300 diving clubs nationwide that provide competitive and training programs collectively referred to as Junior Olympic or JO Diving for divers through High School (age 18 and under). Divers of exceptional talent and ability are selected from the junior program to enter the senior program which identifies and develops top national and international-caliber divers. The masters program is available for divers 21 and over who no longer compete on the senior or junior level, but wish to remain in active competition.

USA Diving also serves as a source of news, educational materials and media for both divers and diving coaches, providing information on all aspects of the sport. The organization's official publication, Inside USA Diving provides continuing information on major programs, events and diving news in quarterly magazine format. Regular features include national and international meet results, general diving articles, competition articles and diver highlights.

Events[edit]

  • USA Diving Winter National Championships: held annually
  • AT&T National Diving Championships: held annually
  • FINA/AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix: held annually
  • USA Diving Junior and Age Group National Diving Championship: held annually
  • USA Diving Synchronized National Championships: held annually
  • The 2011 USA Diving Winter National Championships – January 30-February 6 at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • The 2011 AT&T National Diving Championships – August 9-14 in Los Angeles at UCLA. 125 divers compete for 10 national titles and will represent the United States at the 2011 Pan American Games. Athletes will qualify for the 2012 US Olympic Team Trials. NBC Sports and Universal Sports broadcast the championships.[1] Winners were: Amanda Burke (One-meter springboard), Amy Cozad and Amy Korthauer (ten-meter Synchro), Michael Hixon (One-meter springboard), Drew Livingston and Thomas Finchum (ten-meter Synchro), Kristian Ipsen (three-meter springboard), Brittany Viola (Ten-meter platform), Kassidy Cook and Cassidy Krug (three-meter synchro), Nick McCrory (10-meter), Cassidy Krug (3-meter), and Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen (men’s synchronized 3-meter).

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