Thunder Bay Diving Club Set to Make a Splash with Rolando Prieto’s Return

Thunder Bay Diving Club

A Coach’s Passion Returns to Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – Thunder Bay Diving Club welcomes back a familiar face to lead their divers to victory. Rolando Prieto, a seasoned coach with a trail of success across Canada, is set to ignite the boards once more, infusing Thunder Bay’s diving scene with unparalleled energy and expertise.

Arthur MacMaster, Chair, Thunder Bay Diving Club stated, “As the club continues to grow, we eagerly anticipate the start of another season under Rolando’s expert guidance. His experience and skills will undoubtedly propel our divers, both new and returning, to new heights. We are profoundly grateful for Rosario Mendoza’s invaluable contributions, and we look forward to Rolando continuing her legacy of developing and nurturing our athletes.”

Rolando Prieto, Head Coach, Thunder Bay Diving Club shares, “I am absolutely thrilled to rejoin the Thunder Bay Diving Club and coach these incredible athletes. Diving is a phenomenal sport, and I am eagerly anticipating meeting all the divers and guiding them back onto the boards. Let’s make a splash, Thunder Bay!”

Setting Sail for a New Season

As Thunder Bay Diving Club prepares for the upcoming season, Prieto’s return has sparked a wave of excitement. With extensive coaching experience at esteemed clubs like the Nepean Ottawa Diving Club and The Gatineau Diving Club, Prieto brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for diving. His energetic coaching style promises to inspire and elevate divers in both recreational and competitive sessions.

Embracing Growth and Talent

The Thunder Bay Diving Club is not just about honing skills; it’s a nurturing ground for talent and camaraderie. Prieto’s mission goes beyond the technical aspects of diving; he aims to foster a supportive community where divers thrive. The club actively encourages potential coaches to join their ranks, amplifying their commitment to holistic athlete development.

Making a Splash in Thunder Bay

Mark your calendars and get ready to dive in! The diving season kicks off on October 23, coinciding with the grand reopening of the Canada Games Complex. Recreational dive sessions are open for registration, while aspiring competitors can showcase their talents at tryouts on October 21. For detailed information on both recreational and competitive diving, enthusiasts can dive into the club’s website at

A Legacy of Dedication and Gratitude

In acknowledging the invaluable contribution of outgoing head coach Rosario Mendoza, the Thunder Bay Diving Club expresses deep gratitude. Mendoza’s dedication and leadership, particularly during the challenging post-pandemic period, played a pivotal role in preparing athletes for the Ontario Aspire Provincial Competition in June.

In the vibrant world of diving, Thunder Bay Diving Club stands as a beacon of excellence and community spirit. Founded in 1982, this non-profit organization continues to champion physical fitness and the art of diving. Catering to individuals of all ages and abilities, the club not only builds physical prowess but also enhances mental and social development, making diving a sport of holistic growth and endless possibilities.

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