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On April 24th and 25th the Miami Diving team will be competing at the Ft. Lauderdale Diving Invitational  at the Ft. Lauderdale Aquatic Complex, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  We need everyone support this meet. In order to sign up for the meet, you will have to go through www.divemeets.com. For the new parents registering for a diving meet for the first time, you can find instructions on how to register for the meet by clicking here.  Also, in order to compete on this event you must be a USA Diving registered member. 

News:

 

Herrera Takes Second Place at NCAA Championships

by hurricanesports.com

Published 03/26/2016
Hurricanesports.com

ATLANTA -- One day after posting a fifth-place finish in the 1-meter event at the 2016 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships, Miami sophomore diver Briadam Herrera delivered a dazzling encore Friday.

Herrera picked up the third All-America honors of his career and second of the week with a second-place finish in the 3-meter.

Herrera ended the day as the national runner-up, posting a career-best finish in the NCAA Championships at the McAuley Aquatic Center on the Georgia Tech campus.

Herrera posted a score of 404.75 in preliminaries to qualify for the night's finals. He ended the day less than three points (457.65) behind national champion Dominic Giordano of Pittsburgh (460.30), finishing in second.

The Havana, Cuba native has a decorated history in 3-meter events, and continued that trend Friday night.

Herrera took a bronze medal at the 2015 World University Games for Team USA in Gwangju, South Korea and has earned two gold medals in 3-meter at the 2015 and 2016 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships.

Ipsen and Dorman win bronze at FINA World Series in Beijing

by USA Diving

March 11, 2016
USA Diving News

Kristian Ipsen (Clayton, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) and Sam Dorman (Tempe, Ariz./Coral Gables, Fla.) opened the 2016 FINA Diving World Series with a bronze medal in synchronized 3-meter Friday in Beijing. David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) and Steele Johnson (Carmel, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) were fourth in synchronized 10-meter.

The FINA Diving World Series is a four-leg, invitation-only circuit for the top finishers from the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Ipsen and Dorman won their first international medal together with 409.08 points in the synchronized 3-meter final Friday in Beijing. In fourth place with one round to go, Dorman and Ipsen closed out their list with 82.95 points on a reverse 1 ½ with 3 ½ twists while the Mexican duo of Rommel Pacheco and Jahir Ocampo missed their front 4 ½ tuck for 66.12 points to put the Americans ahead of them by 1.83 points for the bronze medal.

China’s Cao Yuan and Qin Kai scored 442.74 points for gold, with Russia’s Evgenii Kuznetsov and Ilia Zakharov finishing second at 430.32. Just 4.68 points separated third from sixth place in the final standings.

Ipsen and Dorman were in sixth place at the halfway point but scored 75 points on more on their final three dives, including 75.60 on their reverse 3 ½ tuck in round four. They scored just 56.70 points on that dive in the last month’s World Cup final, in which they finished sixth after edging Canada by .36 points to qualify the U.S. the final berth for the 2016 Olympic Games on that event.

In Friday’s men’s synchronized 10-meter final, Boudia and Johnson scored 407.10 points for fourth place, equaling their finish at last month’s World Cup. In Beijing, China’s Lin Yue and Chen Aisen dominated with 477.15 points for gold. Ukraine’s Maksym Dolgov and Oleksandr Gorshkovozov scored 426.21 for silver, and Great Britain’s Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow were third at 420.15 points.

Boudia and Johnson were second through four rounds before performing a back 3 ½ pike, a new dive for Johnson, in round five. The Americans scored just 60.48 points on the dive, dropping them to fifth with one round to go. They closed out their list with 83.16 points on a back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists to move them up to fourth in the final standings.

The Beijing stop of the World Series continues through Sunday. Boudia and Johnson will compete in the individual men’s 10-meter on Sunday, and Amy Cozad (Indianapolis, Ind./Bloomington, Ind.) will dive in the individual women’s 10-meter event that same day.

From Beijing, the World Series moves to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, next week.

Ipsen and Dorman win bronze at FINA World  Series in Beijing

By USA Diving

RIO DE JANEIRO (USA Diving) – It’s becoming quite customary for a diver from the United States by the name of David to end up on the podium after a men’s 10-meter competition at a major world competition.

And on Wednesday, the final day of the FINA Diving World Cup, it was 18-year-old David Dinsmore who came away with a 10-meter bronze medal.

Dinsmore scored 497.05 points to finish third behind two Chinese divers. World champion Qiu Bo won gold with 557.75 points, and Chen Aisen scored 534.25 points for the gold. U.S. teammate Steele Johnson, 19, was fourth with 481.40 points in the final as the two Americans battled it out for the spot on the podium.

“Words can’t describe how happy I am right now. This was unbelievable. Steele and I have been diving against each since we were 10 years old, and I can’t believe how awesome it is that we were able to compete with each other on the world stage and battle it out for a medal. You can’t ask for more than that in a teammate,” said Dinsmore, who was 10th in Tuesday’s preliminaries to advance to Wednesday’s semifinals, in which he finished fifth to advance to the finals.

Dinsmore was in third after three rounds in the finals, but Johnson moved into the third spot with 90.65 points on his fourth-round front 4 ½ tuck to take a four-point lead over his teammate with two rounds to go.

Both divers performed a reverse 3 ½ tuck in round five, with Johnson scoring 91.80 points before Dinsmore countered with a 95.20-point dive of his own. Just .55 points separated the two Americans heading into the final round. Johnson closed out his list with 75.60 points on his back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists, while Dinsmore followed with 91.80 points on the same dive to put him on the podium.

“I kind of kept my eye on the scoreboard because Steele was diving right in front of me. I knew we were battling it out the whole contest. I saw him hit that reverse, and I knew I had to do that as well in order to make sure I could contend with him. It just came down to the last dive, and you can’t ask for more. That’s the best way to end a competition,” Dinsmore said.

Americans have now medaled on 10-meter at five of the last seven major world meets. David Boudia won silver at the 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championships and gold at the 2012 Olympic Games. Boudia chose not to vie for an individual 10-meter spot on the World Cup team in order to focus on training and to provide the U.S. with two chances to secure one additional quota spot on the event for the 2016 Olympic Games. Boudia’s silver medal at last year’s World Championships earned the U.S. its first quota spot on the event. The top-18 finish at the 2016 World Cup earned the U.S. its second individual quota spot for the Games. Boudia and Johnson finished fourth in synchronized 10-meter earlier in the week at the World Cup to qualify the United States for the Olympics on that event.

The World Cup marked the first individual world final for both Dinsmore and Johnson. Dinsmore advanced to the semifinals at the 2014 World Cup (17th) and 2015 World Championships (15th). Johnson finished 14th at the 2014 World Cup.

The U.S. concluded the 2016 FINA World Cup with two bronze medals. In addition to Dinsmore’s 10-meter bronze, Kristian Ipsen won bronze in the men’s 3-meter event earlier in the week.

The U.S. also secured eight additional quota spots for the 2016 Olympic Games and has 10 of a possible 12 spots to compete in Rio this summer. The U.S. qualified in three of four synchronized events and earned seven of a possible eight spots for the individual events. All quota spots earned are for the country, not the divers themselves. The U.S. will select its Olympic Team at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving in Indianapolis from June 18-26.

Important Updates

by Dario Di Fazio

Thank you for your continuous support of the program. We have couple of updates for you:

1) As you may know by now, coach Maigret will no longer be helping us with the program. His regular job schedule will no longer allow him to make it to the pool on time to teach. We will like to thank Coach Maigret for all the work he's done during the years with the Divers. We will definitely miss him around the pool.

2) We welcome Coach Cheyenne Cousineau to the program. She will be helping coach the Future Champions program. Cheyenne is one of our senior graduates athlete training for the 2016 USA Diving Olympic Trial. Cheyenne just graduated to have a shot at 2016 Olympic Games in RIO. You can find Cheyenne's bio on this link http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209280282.

3) Important dates!:

The Building will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, in observance to Thanksgiving. We will have class next Monday through Wednesday. Normal schedule, 4:30pm - 6:30pm for Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday practice will be from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. The building closes down at 5:45pm.

Last day of class in December will be December 18 and resume January 2. We will let you know mid December if classes will be extended to the 23rd.

4) Finally we have a date for the pool reopen reopening January 11, 2016.

2016 Meet Schedule for January February and March:

We will be hosting the 2016 FGC Winter Association Championships on March 19.

February 27 Seahawks Invite Davie, FL

March 12 - 13 David Nielsen Invitational Pine Crest Ft. Lauderdale

March 26 the FGC Winter Association Championships Miami,fl

If you any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Dario Di Fazio
Head Junior Olympic Coach
Two Time Olympian '92 '96
Camp Director
MIAMI DIVING

 

The Miami Diving Team App

by Dario Di Fazio

The Miami Diving Team will be launching Team App to communicate among parents, athletes, and coaches. You will find in your app links for news, meet schedule, chat room, events, social media, and much more. It is very safe. only member of the team (Parents, divers, and coaches) will have access to chat rooms. You will be able to upload pictures to share among the team members. The Miami Diving Team App also has a link on the web, https://miamidiving.teamapp.com, where you can see the same content. So make sure to download the Team App on your phone to be connected. If you need any help, please contact us.

 

Miami Divers Sweep Competition at the Florida Future Champion State Championships

On November 17th, 2012 six of our divers participated at the 2012 Florida Future Champions State Championships. They achieved a combined 8 Gold medals and 2 Silver medals as a team. Results below:

Adrian Di Fazio             Boys Level 2 1m 1st Place & Boys Level 1 3m 1st Place
Kayle Lam                    Boys Level 3 1m 2nd Place & Boys Level 2 3m 2nd Place
Ryan Lam                     Boys Level 3 1m 1st Place & Boys Level 2 3m 1st Place

Pia Cortes                    Girls Level 3 1m 1st Place & Girls Level 1 3m 1st Place
Zoey Weiss                  Girls Level 2 1m 4th Place
Cecile Monnier              Girls Level 6 1m 1st Place & Girls Level 3 3m 1st Place

Congratulations!!!!! We are hoping to triple the amount of divers participating next year. In order to qualify for this meet, you must participate in the Winter Association Championship and the Summer Association Championship.

Future Champion State Games Qualifiers

Here is the list of divers qualified for the 2012 FUTURE CHAMPION STATE GAMES CHAMPIONSIPS to be held in Tampa, FL November 17, 2012:

Adrian Di Fazio              Boys Level 2 1m & Boys Level 1 3m
Kayle Lam                    Boys Level 3 1m & Boys Level 2 3m
Ryan Lam                     Boys Level 3 1m & Boys Level 2 3m

Micaela Montero           Girls Level 1 1m
Pia Cortes                    Girls Level 3 1m
Zoey Weiss                  Girls Level 2 1m
Jamie Weatherspoon    Girls Level 4 1m & Girls Level 1 3m
Cecile Monnier              Girls Level 6 1m & Girls Level 3 3m

                                          Congratulation!!!!

Outstanding diving for the Miami Diving Team at the 3D Invitational 2012

Cecile Monnier 1st placeOn January 28th, 2012 five of our Future Champions divers competed at the 3D INVITATIONAL 2012. They did a remarkable job at this competition that reflected to their individual achievements.  The results   Adrian Di Fazio (1st 3m and 2nd 1m), Zoey Weiss (6th 1m) , Jamie Weatherspoon (5th 1m, 2st 3m), Cecile Monnier (1st 1m and 1st 3m), Jasmine Messiah (1st 1m, 5th 3m)  You can find the meet complete result by clicking here. Our outstanding diver of the meet goes to Cecile Monnier capturing two 1st places in the meet. Congratulation Divers!!!!!

Miami Divers Compete at the Florida Gold Coast Spring Diving Championships

Alex & Javier PodiumOn March 26th, 2011 Nine of our divers competed at the 2011 Florida Gold Coast Association Diving Spring Championship. The roster and places for this events were: Ryan Lam (3rd 1m), Kyle Lam (2nd 1m) , Delilha Lubarsky (1st 1m, 1st 3m), Alexander Bevenuti (2nd 1m, 1st 3m), Javier Samuell (1st 1m, 1st 3m), Juan Arteaga (1st 1m, 1st 3m), Morgan Gonsalves (2st 1m, 2st 3m), Briadam Herrera (1st 1m, 1st 3m) and Angely Martinez (3rd 1m). They did a fantastic job in each one of their Age Group.  You can find the meet result by clicking here. Also, you can watch a video with highlights of the meet in YouTube here.

"On the picture above Alexander Benvenuti and Javier Samuell"