A Huge Success with ONDC bringing home18 medals and 10 national qualifying scores.
Last weekend the Ottawa National Diving Club took place in the 2018 Ontario Winter Provincials held in Toronto. We took a team of 7 athletes, 4 of which moved to a new age category which demanded additional dives and new challenges to overcome.
This competition had a dierent overall feel to it. With our longtime coach Kathleen taking on the role of Executive Director for Dive Ontario, she attended the competition with our team but was there to ensure a successfully run meet. Instead we brought our newly acquired coach from Mexico, Rolando Prieto to work alongside head coach Brennan Villemaire!
We are very pleased to say that we fished the competition with 18 medals and 10 national qualifying scores.
A big congrats to all our ONDC athletes.
Our oldest athlete Emma was back in action! Her last competition was in December of 2017 and we were very happy to see her in competition form again moving into the A (16-18) category . She finished her weekend with a national qualifying score on 1m and took home 2 SILVER MEDALS and 1 BRONZE MEDAL! Congratulations on a great start to the new season!
Talia was another athlete moving into the A category for the 2018-2019 season. She showed a lot of great diving over the course of the weekend and fished with a bang in her tower event earning her first national qualifying score of the season. She is coming home with a SILVER MEDAL on tower and a BRONZE MEDAL on 3m. Way to go!
Kathryn showed great consistency over the weekend nishing in the top 3 in all 6 of her events! Competing in the most events out of all of our athletes, she is coming home with 1 SILVER MEDAL and 5 BRONZE MEDALS! Catherine, competing at the top of the C (12-13) category showed she is still one of the best in our province! Competing against some of the best in the country she is coming home with 2 national scores and 2 SILVER MEDALS!
Audree, also competing at the top of the C Category received numerous compliments about her diving from the judges and other coaches. Her hard work has paid o as she received 2 of her national qualifying scores and is coming home with 2 BRONZE MEDALS!
Emmanuelle moving into the C category competed in the 1m and platform events at the competition. Moving into the C category requires all athletes to learn 3 new skills in order to meet the entry requirements. They need a forward 2.5 somersaults, twisting dives and a reverse 1.5 somersaults. Mani has worked her butt o to meet these requirements and her hard work has paid o receiving a BRONZE MEDAL in the platform event.
Finally Charlee-Mae was a rockstar all weekend! Meeting all the demanding requirements of the C category she nished her weekend with her rst national qualifying score on 1m by nailing her nal dive for 7.5’s! She is coming home all smiles along with two SILVER MEDALS and one BRONZE MEDAL!
Congratulations to all our athletes and to our coaches for a great start to the season! And now onwards and upwards in the new year!