2012-07-12


Settlers Cabin Dive Pool to Host USA Diving Regional Championships July 19-21

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced that the Settlers Cabin Dive Pool will host the USA Diving National Preliminary Zone A Championships from July 19 through 21. The event is one of four regional meets that serve as qualifiers for the U.S. National Diving Championships.

“Allegheny County is excited to host this event at the Settlers Cabin Dive Pool,” said Parks Director Andy Baechle. “We encourage everyone to come out and watch some great diving from individuals who could one day be competing in the national diving championships and the Olympics.”

The event is an open senior meet and may attract competitors from age 14 and up. Winners in the various diving competitions will qualify for the 2012 AT&T National Diving Championships, which will take place in Greensboro, N.C., from August 14 through 19.

Admission to the meet is: $3 for ages 60 and older; $5 for ages 18 to 59; $4 for ages 13 to 17; $3 for ages 6 to 12; and $1 for ages 0 to 5. Spectators are also welcome to use the Settlers Cabin Wave Pool.

The schedule for the meet is as follows:

Thursday, July 19 – 11:00 a.m. Start Time

  • Men’s 1m Springboard and Women’s 3m Springboard Preliminaries
  • Men’s 1m Springboard and Women’s 3m Springboard Finals

Friday, July 20 – 11:00 a.m. Start Time

  • Women’s 1m Springboard and Men’s 3m Springboard Preliminaries
  • Women’s 1m Springboard and Men’s 3m Springboard Finals
  • Men’s Synchronized 3m Springboard and Women’s Synchronized 3m Springboard Preliminaries
  • Men’s Synchronized 3m Springboard and Women’s Synchronized 3m Springboard Finals

Saturday, July 21 – 11:00 a.m. Start Time

  • Men’s Platform and Women’s Platform Preliminaries
  • Men’s Platform and Women’s Platform Finals
  • Men’s Synchronized Platform and Women’s Synchronized Platform Preliminaries
  • Men’s Synchronized Platform and Women’s Synchronized Platform Finals

The Pitt Aquatic Club is the sponsoring organization for the Zone A Championships. Dorothy Krug, the club’s program director and one of its head coaches, is serving as meet director. Ms. Krug’s husband, Julian, is the head diving coach at the University of Pittsburgh and a head coach with the Pitt Aquatic Club. Their daughter, Cassidy, is a 2012 U.S. Olympic team member in the women’s 3m springboard and a 10-time national champion.

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