The Kitchener Waterloo Dive Club (KWDC) held its second annual Tier II Spring Classic dive meet at the end of March and it was a huge success. The club welcomed 105 divers from nine clubs from the GTA, Burlington, London, Ottawa, and as far away as Newfoundland. Divers, ranging in age from 7 to 70, participated and thoroughly enjoyed the competition.
The competition started bright and early on Saturday March 29 and finished for the day at 4:30 p.m. Events resumed at 9 a.m. on Sunday and didn’t see the end of day until shortly after 3 p.m.
Similar to the first Spring Classic in 2013, KWDC’s divers had another great showing at their home meet. In total, KWDC had an incredible 24 divers participate, ranging in age from seven to 17 years old.
The weekend saw many events outside the diving competition, including opening ceremonies hosted by MP Peter Braid, O Canada performed by Paul and Miriam Hewson, and a “big splash” to get everything started. Divers from every club were invited to take part in a scavenger hunt throughout the weekend. There were fun activities for the participants and prizes for the divers with the best-completed game boards.
The KWDC extends a huge thank-you to all of the parents, volunteers, coaches, and meet officials for making this event an incredible success.
More about KWDC
The KWDC, one of the largest diving clubs in Ontario, is celebrating its 25th year in 2013/14. Based at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex in Waterloo, the club also offers dryland training at a first-class facility on Manitou Drive in Kitchener. It caters to a variety of skill levels and aspirations. Many of the club’s members come out simply for the exercise and thrill of learning new dives, while others train on a daily basis in hopes of making the Olympic team. Our Tier II and Tier I teams continue to get stronger each year.