2023 AAU YMCA Open Meet
by jtodd | Mar 27, 2023 | Diving
We had our largest attendance at this annual meet with 90 entries. Teams represented Central, East and West Valley of the Sun. We initiated a new event similar to the NCAA team event. We had 6 teams participate. The coaches favored team competition over Synchro as it offered more teams an opportunity to participate. We also awarded combined event champions.
Barb awards Tanner
1976 Olympian Barb Nejman awards gold to Tanner Lange combined event champion
East Valley C Group
East Valley C group girls swept the podium for combined event champions
CDS from Scottsdale win team event with Y Silver Fins second and Northern Divers 3rd
1 meter judges with Bill
1m judging with Bill Hunter announcing in foreground.
CDS B Group Girls
CDS Swept the Podium for B group girls combined champions
3 meter Judging Panel
3m judging panel Nikki Hoffman (NAU and Northern Divers), Nicole Debatista ( YWSF) and Laura Sanchez (East Valley). (left to right)
Mik Schwickert, PanAm, highlight
Mik Schwickert of CDS, former National champion and member of USA dive at Pan American Games, was the highlight to the meet with a magnificent performance. He was the combined B boys Champion followed by YWSF Zeke Raymond and Brandon Swetman of YWSF
A Group Boys
A group boys Josiah Knapp of CDS (3m gold) and Carter Kov (1m gold) tied for Gold in combined champions with both boys 1 point apart in individual events.