Regina Diving Club – Club of the Year
Congratulations to the many divers, coaches and volunteers who were recently recognized at the Annual Dive Sask Awards Dinner in Regina. The Top Award of the evening went to the Regina Diving Club and Head Coach Laura Desautels. Regina Diving Club was named the Top Club of the Year. They also won the award for Top Novice Team. Saskatoon Diving Club won the award for Top Junior Team and their Coach Mary Carroll was named Top Junior Coach. We also celebrated a number of broken Provincial Records and awarded Silver and Bronze medals to our Jr Development Athletes. Congratulations to everyone who received an award and Good Luck as we head into a new season. This year is especially exciting as it will culminate in the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg in August.
For a list of all Award winners click here
The Dive Sask Annual Awards Gala is set for Saturday, October 15th at the Delta Hotel in Regina. This evening will celebrate the top divers, coaches, judges and volunteers in Saskatchewan. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 4-12 and can be purchased from Korene Boehm in Regina (email@example.com) or Lori Hesselberg in Saskatoon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Overwhelmed yet by the number of sports you can watch on TV this week? This video gives you an idea why Dive Sask believes our sport is the BEST! Please go to the Dive Sask Facebook page and share this video on your own timeline so we can spread the word. Everyone who shares this video on their timeline will be entered to win a FREE SESSION OF RECREATIONAL LEARN TO DIVE lessons in either Saskatoon or Regina (approx $200 value). Draw to be done on August 22nd. Make sure all your friends who are parents of young kids see this video and share it so they can win! Lessons must be redeemed by new divers.
It was an exciting weekend for all of our Saskatchewan Divers who qualified to compete at the Junior Elite Nationals in Winnipeg July 22-24, but 3 divers came up big, winning medals and breaking records. The top Saskatchewan diver was Rylan Wiens of Saskatoon who won a Gold medal on the 10m Platform, setting a new Saskatchewan record and receiving perfect 10’s from the judges on his first dive in Finals. Bjorn Markentin of Regina won a Bronze medal on the 3m and also set a new Saskatchewan record which had been set by Sam Valentine back in 2010. Jamie Spilchak of Saskatoon was the third Team Sask athlete to win a medal – a Bronze on 1m. Jamie and Rylan also won a Bronze medal on 3m Synchro. Congratulations to all of our Saskatchewan divers who qualified to attend the Jr Development Nationals and the Jr Elite Nationals.
LET’S CELEBRATE!!! This month marks an important milestone for diving in Saskatchewan. It’s the 40TH ANNIVERSARY of Dive Sask. While the sport of Diving was in existence before that time, in 1976 the Saskatchewan Diving Incorporated was formed (now called Dive Sask) to oversee and expand the sport within the province. Since that time thousands of divers have jumped off boards in towns all across the province, guided by hundreds of coaches and officials and volunteers. That’s who Dive Sask is – the people who’s lives have been touched by our great sport. Over the next few months we will share some of the stories of the heroes of our sport. Make sure you plan to attend our Awards Gala in October where we will celebrate our sport and its history! Happy Anniversary Dive Sask!