Dive Sask is proud to introduce the members of Team Sask who will be competing at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current this summer. Congratulations to Margo Erlam, Quinn Gariepy, Paige McKenzie, Kelsey Clairmont, Jamie Spilchak, Tyler Boechler, Jesse Fischer and Kash Tarasoff…. as well as coaches Steve Carroll and Laura Desautels. The athletes competed in Team Selection Trials at Provincial Championships in January and at the Toon Town Classic this weekend in Saskatoon. Congratulations Team Sask!
Competition season has just begun but records are falling fast! We also now have records posted for our newest categories: C1, C2, D1 and D2.
Records broken this year so far: Margo Erlam Open 1m, Margo Erlam Open 3m, Brooklyn O’Day C2 Platform AND C2 1m, Amelia Sharp C2 3m, Lila Stewart D2 3m, Kash Tarasoff D1 1m. The Girls C1 1m has been broken 3 times – first by Anika Park, then Lily Elliott and finally Presley Deck. Divers, check out the full list of records here so you know just what you are aiming for this season!
We are so proud to announce that the Regina Diving Club won the Diving Canada Club of the Year -“Team Awesome” – at the AGM in Ottawa this weekend. This award was based on increased growth in both numbers and performance as well as positive club and coach development. Congratulations to Head Coach Laura Desautels and Assistant Head Coach Jana Klein. To add icing to the cake, both Regina Diving Club and Saskatoon Diving Club won $1000 gift cards from Speedo!
It’s been a good week for Team Sask! Today Rylan Wiens of Saskatoon Diving Club was announced as one of 3 finalists for the Sask Sport Youth Male Athlete of the Year. Voting is done by the members of Sask Sport and Saskatchewan media outlets and winners will be announced at a reception in March. Congrats and Good Luck Rylan! See info about all nominees at http://www.sasksport.sk.ca
The newest member of Team Sask made history at her first SK Provincials by breaking two long standing records! Margo Erlam of Saskatoon Diving Club broke the Women’s Open 3m record that was set by Kesha Naylor back in 2011 (with Alyssa Clairmont just a couple points behind!) and she also broke the Open 1m record that was set by Lindsay Hamilton in 2006!! Congratulations Margo and welcome to Team Sask!