A diving competition organized by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) brings together 111 divers from 19 countries from May 10 to May 13 at the Repsol Sports Center in Calgary.
At the FINA Diving Grand Prix, top athletes will challenge each other in an individual jump, a synchronized or mixed duo, diving platforms three and ten meters high.
Caeli McKay, Meaghan Benfeito’s new 10m synchro partner, is from Calgary.
At age 18, it’s the first time she will compete in a competition of this magnitude in her hometown.
I’m stressed, but especially excited to dive into the pool where I started at the age of 5 years.
Caeli McKay, diver
The Canadian stage of the FINA Diving Grand Prix is the last major competition before the Diving World Cup, which will be held June 5-10 in Wuhan, China.
This is the last chance for many athletes to be selected.
“I’m already in a good position for the qualification, reassures Vincent Riendeau, a Quebec diver. But I’m going to try to improve my scores here, because of course the other divers will also want to qualify.”