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Monday, January 26, 2015

USA Diving to Host 2015 World Championship Trials in Bloomington, Indiana

Categories: HSC News

INDIANAPOLIS - USA Diving will hold its 2015 World Championships Trials for the individual Olympic events in Bloomington, Indiana.

Competition will be conducted May 15-17 at Indiana University's Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.

The final eight spots on the World Championships team will be selected at the trials, with two spots up for grabs in each of the men's and women's 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform events. USA Diving will select its synchronized teams for the World Championships at the Synchronized Diving National Championships in Greensboro, N.C., from April 9-12.

The World Championships are set for July 24-August 2 in Kazan, Russia, and will be the first major opportunity for countries to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. The top 12 finishers in each individual Olympic event will earn quota spots for their countries, while the top three teams in each Olympic synchronized diving event will qualify their countries for the Games.

The first four spots on the World Championships team were decided at the USA Diving Winter National Championships in December. Kristian Ipsen (Clayton, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) and Samantha Pickens (Murrysville, Pa./ Tucson, Ariz.) won national titles on 1-meter to punch their tickets to the World Championships, while Michael Hixon (Amherst, Mass./Bloomington, Ind.) and Ariel Rittenhouse (Santa Cruz, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) finished second to earn spots on the world team as well.