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Caiming Xie Retires as Notre Dame Diving Coach After 25 Years
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March 27, 2020 — After 25 seasons at the University of Notre Dame, head diving coach Caiming Xie announced his retirement. Caiming coached for 42 years throughout his career, and was the first full-time diving coach for the Notre Dame program. “Notre Dame is an incredible university filled with wonderful people, and I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to represent the Diving program for 25 years,” Caiming said. “I am proud to have worked alongside amazing colleagues and awesome student-athletes to help develop Notre Dame Diving into a nationally-recognized, remarkable program.” During his tenu ...
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Notre Dame Dive Coach Caiming Xie To Retire After 25 Years In South Bend
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March 26, 2020 — Notre Dame’s longtime diving coach Caiming Xie is retiring, the school announced today in a press release. Caiming was the first full-time dive coach in program history. Caiming was the Chinese national team head coach from 1977 to 1990, and served as the Chinese Olympic diving coach in 1980. He spent time at Pittsburgh and Toledo before joining the Notre Dame program for the 1995-1996 season. The full Notre Dame press release is below: NOTRE DAME, Ind. — After 25 seasons at the University of Notre Dame, head diving coach Caiming Xie announced his retirement. Caiming coached for 42 y ...
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USA Diving Formally Postpones Olympic Team Trials
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March 26, 2020 — The U.S. Olympic Team Trials were postponed by USA Diving, the organization announced Wednesday . The decision was mostly a formality after Tuesday’s announcement that the 2020 Olympics would be postponed to at least the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. New dates for the event at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis have not been determined, but USA Diving says it is working with the U.S. Olympics and Paralympic Committee and the Indiana Sports Corporation to reschedule the event. All tickets purchased for the 2020 USA Diving Trials will be automatically applied to the ne ...
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Two-Time State Champion Diver Josiah Fick Stays In State With Minnesota Commit
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March 25, 2020 — Josiah Fick , a senior at Stillwater Area High School and a member of Minnesota Diving Academy, had made his commitment to dive for the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2020. Fick won the Minnesota AA High School State Championship meet as a senior this year and as a junior last year. Last year, at the USA Diving Zone D Championships, Fick finished 24th on 3-meter and 25th on 1-meter in the 16-18 Junior Olympics age group. Fick is a springboard specialist. Fick will join a Golden Gophers’ team that has a storied diving program, their diving coach, Wenbo Chen , has been named Bi ...
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@SwimXps  Josiah Fick commits to Minnesota #swimming
  
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International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Postponed Until Fall of 2020
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March 20, 2020 — The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Weekend has been postponed to the fall of this year (2020) due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. A tentative date of October 2nd and 3rd has been selected pending the availability of honorees, award winners, and successful negotiations with Marriott and sponsors. At this point, our Masters of Ceremonies – Rowdy Gaines and Debbie Meyer – have reaffirmed their intent to remain co-emcees for the event. Brenden Hansen has won a total of 25 medals in major international competition; 18 gold, four silver, and three bronze – spanning the ...
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USA Diving Suspends Regional Championships Indefinitely
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March 16, 2020 — After reviewing the latest data on COVID-19 , and as part of the national effort to contain the further spread of the virus, based on the information that is available from the experts in the medical community and our government agencies, USA Diving has made the decision to suspend its upcoming Regional Championships indefinitely. USA Diving’s staff is currently working with the local hosts to discuss alternative opportunities to safely compete and qualify for the USA Diving Junior National Championships. USA Diving’s number one priority is always the safety of the Diving community – ...
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USA Diving Suspends All Activities For 30 Days
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March 14, 2020 — USA Diving has suspended all activities in wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has also caused practically all sporting events to be shut down in the United States. The period of inactivity will last 30 days pending any further action by the Board of Directors, per a release from USA Diving. The Board has scheduled meeting on Sunday where contingencies will be discussed as well as plans for international competitions, further information will be forthcoming on Monday. This decision follows what USA Swimming decided yesterday , in that they too will also suspend all sanctioned event ...
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USA Diving Announces 30 Day Suspension
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March 13, 2020 — Following the pattern of many other organizations, USA Diving announced today that it will be suspending all USA Diving events for the next 30 days. Here’s the full text of their statement from the USA Diving website: Per the online schedule, that 30 day suspension would cover several different events. The FINA Diving World Series stop in Kazan next weekend has already been postponed, while the London stop the following weekend is still be evaluating, per a FINA statement yesterday. Stateside, the suspension also puts on hold the Olympic Trials qualifier that to be held in Tucson Apr ...
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USA Diving CEO Out after Only 4 Months
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Feb. 8, 2020 — While the organization was vague about the reasons for the departure, they included with the announcement a list of ‘frequently asked questions’ that say, among other things, that it was “a mutually agreed decision that Mr. Bassett’s resignation was appropriate at this time,” and that “it was obvious that Mr. Bassett no longer had the confidence of the Board of Directors and Staff.”
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@SwimXps  USA #Diving CEO Terry Bassett is out after only 4 month on the job, 6 months before the #Olympics.