Thunder Bay Diving Club kick off their 30th anniversary year

Thunder Bay Diving

Thunder Bay Diving

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Diving Club (TBDC) kick off their 30th anniversary year at their registration open house, Wednesday, September 19th. This 2 hour event is open to the public, starting at 5:00 pm at the Canada Games Complex. New and returning divers are encouraged to attend.

“The 2011/12 season was a successful challenge for our young divers, many of our high-performing athletes were at the bottom of their age groups, so the success we saw was good to see and is promising for the future,” stated TBDC Head Coach Mike Lang. “Our club is young, it has a lot of energy. Leading into our 30th anniversary year, I expect great progress. With the Olympics just wrapping up, we hope this highlights the sport of diving in our community and we see a lot of new faces out on registration night”.

High-performance highlights from the 2011/12 Competitive Season:

Speedo Junior National Championships – July 2012, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
— Molly Carlson, ranked 4th overall (nationally) in the 14-15 year old age group. Carlson missed the World Junior Team that will represent Canada in Australia at the FINA World Junior Championships next month by one spot (a mere 4 points).
— All TBDC athletes who competed at the National Championships achieved Top 12 rank (National Finalists)
— Rylee Mose, Molly Carlson, Cristen Merlo, Coralie Cote, Kamryn Knapton, Helena Heiskanen, Danielle Smith, Christopher Lake-Voros
— Thunder Bay Diving Club ranked 12th overall, out of all junior competitive diving teams in Canada.

Ontario Provincial Championships- June 2012, London, Ontario:

— Molly Carlson (14-15 year old age group) earned the title of Provincial Champion on the 3-metre with a gold, silver on 1-metre and bronze on platform. In 2011, Carlson broke all provincial records in the 12-13 age-group, they still stand for the upcoming season.
— Rylee Mose (14 – 15 year old age group), earned two bronze medals on 1-metre and 3-metre.
— Helena Heiskenen (12-13 year old age group) earned bronze on the 1-metre springboard
— Also representing Thunder Bay at the provincial level: Coralie Cote, Cristen Merlo, Noah Kilby, Christopher Lake-Voros, Kamryn Knapton, Danielle Smith. Top-6 finishes were the norm for the nine TBDC divers.

Ontario Winter Games – March 2011, Collingwood, Ontario

— TBDC hauled in Six medals from the Ontario Games
— Helena Heiskanen (12-13 year old age group) gold on 1 metre and silver on 3 metre springboard
— Cristen Merlo (12-13 year old age group) silver on platform
— Coralie Cote (12-13 year old age group) bronze on platform
— Kamryn Knapton (11 years old & under) silver on platform
— Danielle Smith (11 years old and under) bronze on platform
— Also competing for TBDC were Christopher Lake-Voros, Noah Kilby at the Ontario Games

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