USA Diving Announces FINA World Championship Team – Swimming World Magazine

USA Diving Announces FINA World Championship Team

Sixteen divers are set to represent the United States at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary next month.

The team includes a mix of veterans and emerging athletes. Three Olympians – 2020 Olympic silver medalist Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Ariz./Saguaro Dive Club) and Olympians Tyler Downs (Ballwin, Mo./Purdue Diving) and Hailey Hernandez (Southlake, Texas/University of Texas) – are among the 16 divers who are expected to compete for the United States. Veteran Sarah Bacon (Indianapolis, Ind./Unattached) returns to the World Championships after winning a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships.

Several others will make their World Championships debut, including 15-year-old Joshua Hedberg (Noblesville, Ind./Indiana International School of Diving), who finished fourth on 10-meter at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and Kristen Hayden (Hillsborough, N.J./Johansen Diving Academy), the first Black American diver to be named to a senior World Championships team.

The 19th FINA World Aquatics Championships run from June 18-July 3, 2022, with diving events starting June 26. It will be the second time Budapest hosts this meet, with the 2017 competition also held there. The FINA World Championships are typically conducted in odd years but were not held last year. World Championships will be held the next four years due to the coronavirus competition changes.

Event schedule for Budapest 2022 can be viewed here. To learn more about Budapest 2022, visit here. More Diving news here.

USA Diving 2022 FINA World Championships Team

3-Meter Mixed Synchronized

Kristen Hayden (Hillsborough, N.J./Johansen Diving Academy)

Quinn Henninger (Denver, Colo./Johansen Diving Academy)

10-Meter Mixed Synchronized

Tarrin Gilliland (Liberty Hill, Texas/Johansen Diving Academy)

Carson Tyler (Moultrie, Ga./Johansen Diving Academy)

Women’s 3-Meter Synchronized

Hailey Hernandez (Southlake, Texas/University of Texas)

Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Ariz./Saguaro Dive Club)

Men’s 3-Meter Synchronized

Tyler Downs (Ballwin, Mo./Purdue Diving)

Greg Duncan (Oakton, Va./Purdue Diving)

Women’s 10-Meter Synchronized

Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Ariz./Saguaro Dive Club)

Tarrin Gilliland (Liberty Hill, Texas/Johansen Diving Academy)

Men’s 10-Meter Synchronized

Max Flory (Fairfax, Va./University of Miami)

Zach Cooper (Greenwood, Ind./University of Miami)

USA Diving Women’s 1-Meter Individual

Sarah Bacon (Indianapolis, Ind./Unattached/Minneapolis, Minn.)

Brooke Schultz (Fayetteville, Ark./Unattached/Columbia, S.C.)

Men’s 1-Meter Individual

Greg Duncan (Oakton, Va./Purdue Diving)

Jordan Rzepka (Solon, Ohio/Purdue Diving)

Women’s 3-Meter Individual

Hailey Hernandez (Southlake, Texas/University of Texas)

Sarah Bacon (Indianapolis, Ind./Unattached)

USA Diving Men’s 3-Meter Individual

Tyler Downs (Ballwin, Mo./Purdue Diving)

Carson Tyler (Moultrie, Ga./Johansen Diving Academy)

Men’s 10-Meter Platform

Zach Cooper (Greenwood, Ind./University of Miami)

Joshua Hedberg (Noblesville, Ind./Indiana International School of Diving)

Women’s 10-Meter Platform

Daryn Wright (Plainfield, Ind./Indiana International School of Diving)

Maggie Merriman (Orlando, Fla./Purdue Diving)

USA Diving Coaches

Randy Ableman

David Boudia

Wenbo Chen

Dwight Dumais

Drew Johansen

Sean McCarthy

Dale Schultz

Matt Scoggin

Medical Staff

John Locke

Karen Cogan

Amor Adams

Kelly Cox

USA Diving Team Leader

Dan Laak

Team Manager

Leslie Hasselbach Adams

USA Diving Judge

Jeff Stabile

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