April 3, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The nation's best divers will be coming to Tallahassee to compete in the USA Diving World Championship Trials, held at the Morcom Aquatics Center from May 15-20. This event will be used as a qualifier for the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain as well as the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
This will be the first time the full trials will be hosted at Florida State. In 2011, the venue was used to host the World Championship Trials for 1-meter and synchronized events, however not the full meet.
"This is an honor to host this meet," head diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said. "The upper crust in USA diving will be here at Florida State. It speaks volumes of FSU and the Morcom's who have provided us with one of the best facilities in the world. Some of the best known athletes will be here to participate in it and everyone should come out and see it because it's a very finite opportunity. It's just a great experience where you're at a meet like this live as opposed to watching it on television."
Over the course of the six-day meet, American men and women divers will compete in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events as well the platform. There will also be 3-meter and 10-meter platform synchronized events. The top two finishers after finals in each event will make the World Championship team and represent the United States from July 19 - Aug. 4 in Barcelona.
Both ladies have experience in USA diving meets as Goodman appeared in the finals of both 1-meter and 3-meter at the 2012 U.S. Summer Nationals. Young placed 12th in platform at the 2012 Olympic Trials.
Incoming freshman Dominic Giordano will be representing Pitt Aquatic Club Divers. Hailing from Wexford, Pa., the PIAA state record holder has qualified to compete on platform where he will look to improve on his 10th place finish from the 2012 U.S. Summer Nationals.
"What a great opportunity for the ladies to dive in an event that is so important at home," Jeffrey said. "It gives Kelsey and Katrina a great advantage. For Dom, it will be a great experience to dive in such a big meet in a pool where he will call home for the next four years."
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