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U.S. FINA Diving Grand Prix April 11-14 roster features Olympians, World Champions

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With two weeks until the FINA Diving Grand Prix returns to the United States for the first time in six years, the City of Mission Viejo is gearing up to host this prestigious event April 11-14.

The impressive roster features 25 divers, including three 2016 Olympians, 11 members of the 2018 World Cup squad and five 2018 Junior World Championships team members, who will represent the stars and stripes as they compete at the City’s newly renovated Marguerite Aquatics Center. (Purchase your tickets)

2016 Olympians Amy Cozad Magaña (Indianapolis, Ind.), Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H./Bloomington, Ind.) and Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Tallahassee, Fla.), will lead Team USA, with Magaña and Young competing in the women’s platform event. Parratto and Young, who both dove in last summer’s 2018 FINA Diving World Cup in Wuhan, China, will contend in the women’s platform synchro. Parratto will team up with World Cup synchro partner Tarrin Gilliland (Midland, Texas), who is also competing in the women’s platform, while Young will partner with World Cup teammate Samantha “Murphy” Bromberg (Bexley, Ohio/Austin, Texas).

Each year, the FINA Diving Grand Prix invites international divers to compete in a series of nine meets and provides world-class competition in countries that have a strong tradition in diving. The United States last hosted a FINA Diving Grand Prix in May 2013 at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Along with the U.S. competitors, this event features divers from around the globe including Australia, Sweden, Great Britain, Malaysia, France, Egypt, Mexico, Norway, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, New Zealand, India and others.

Team USA will also feature two-time 2018 World Cup bronze medalist David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Miami, Fla.) in the men’s platform as well as two-time 2018 Junior World Championship silver medalist Hailey Hernandez (Southlake, Texas) and 2018 World Cup bronze medalist Krysta Palmer (Carson City, Nev./Reno, Nev.) in the women’s 3-meter and women’s 3-meter synchro with Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas). Tyler Downs (Ballwin, Mo.), who also picked up a silver medal at last summer’s Junior World Championships will compete in both the men’s platform and men’s platform synchro with Jordan Rzepka (Solon, Ohio).

The Marguerite Aquatics Center, home of the Mission Viejo Nadadores, officially reopened in April 2018 following an $11 million renovation, which included a new dive tower with a full complement of diving platforms. The City of Mission Viejo and Mission Viejo Nadadores will inspire Olympic hopefuls at the Grand Prix and beyond. Tickets for the 2019 United States FINA Diving Grand Prix are available and additional event information can be found on USA Diving’s events page.

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