Congratulations to Lila Stewart and Presley Deck, both of Regina Diving Club for bringing home medals from the Jr. Development Nationals held in Toronto from July 6-8. Lila won her Silver medal on Group D Platform and Presley earned a Bronze medal on Group D 3m. These two were also super close to a medal on 1m where Presley finished 4th and Lila was 5th. Great job girls!
Congratulations to Kash Tarasoff of the Saskatoon Diving Club on his new provincial record! Kash broke the Men’s Group E platform record set in February by Freddie Moffat. Freddie’s score = 247.00 Kash beat it by just 1 point = 248! Congrats boys.
Congratulations to Rylan Wiens who has been named as a finalist for 2017 Sask Sport Youth Male of the Year Award. Rylan had a phenomenal year in 2017 which culminated in a bronze medal at Jr Pan Ams in Victoria. Winners will be announced at the Awards Reception in Saskatoon on March 22nd. Congratulations on another great accomplishment Rylan! Rylan’s bio and information about all the Sask Sport Award nominees can be found here.
Rylan Wiens had a phenomenal meet last weekend in Saskatoon at the Diving Plongeon Canada’s Winter Senior National Championships, winning medals, breaking records and earning an important team spot. Rylan’s first event was the 10m Synchro with his new partner Bryden Hattie of Victoria. In their first competition together, Rylan and Bryden won the Gold medal and set a new National record for Men’s 10m Synchro. Rylan went on to win a bronze medal on Individual 10m Platform, breaking the current Saskatchewan record by 50 points. It was quite a comeback story after he finished 11th in Preliminaries and came back to finish his last – and most difficult – dive with 9.5s and 10s. An exciting moment for the hometown crowd. Rylan’s performance earned him a spot on the Commonwealth Games Team which will be heading to Australia in April. Congratulations Rylan and Coach Mary Carroll!
Congratulations to Regina Diving Club and Head Coach Laura Desautels for being named the Dive Sask Club of the Year at our recent Awards Dinner in Saskatoon. This award is based on overall club results – membership growth and competitive participation and performance at all levels. Regina also was named the Novice Team of the Year. Saskatoon Diving Club also took home awards being named the Top Age Group Team and the Top Senior Team. Mary Carroll was named Top National Coach and Kaitlyn Clark won the award for Top Novice Coach. Athlete Awards were also presented for every competitive level – see the full list here. Top Senior Awards went to Jamie Spilchak (Saskatoon) and Alyssa Clairmont (Regina). Brooklyn O’Day was named Rookie of the Year. 16 broken Dive Sask records were also celebrated with the Annual Dive Sask Record Breaking Ceremony! Congratulations to all of the amazing divers, coaches, judges and volunteers who helped Dive Sask have the best year we have ever had. Looking forward to an exciting new competitive season. (Full list of winners here)