New Canaan YMCA Whirlwind Diving Team Succeeds at USA Diving Zone A Competition

The Whirlwind Diving team traveled to the Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatic Center for the USA Diving Zone A competition June 23-26. The Zone A competition was comprised of over 200 divers from across the country: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, California, Florida, and North Carolina; with divers ranging in age from under 11 to 18 years old. Whirlwind divers competed in the one-meter, three-meter, and platform events in various age brackets, with Eibhlin Moynahan earning the title of Junior National Qualifier following her sixth and ninth placements in the 11 & under Girls one-meter and three-meter events.

Julie Frangione earned 20th and 14th place respectively on the one-meter and three-meter dives for the 12-13 Girls team. The 16-18 Girls team featured a one-meter finish from Natalie Penman, earning 25th place; three-meter placements from Kaitlyn Magio, Penman, and Hannah Chuckas, earning 27th, 29th, and 30th respectively; as well as a 14th place platform finish from Magio.

The 16-18 Boys team featured one-meter finishes from Ben Bradley, Jayden Satir, and Finn Moynahan, earning 18th, 20th, and 24th respectively. The team also earned three-meter finishes from Bradley, Moynahan, Satir, and Griffin Casey, earning 17th, 24th, and 31st respectively.

“Coach Adam and I are extremely proud of the team’s performance at the Zone Championship, our last meet of year. We’re excited to build upon each of our divers’ athleticism following this meet as we look forward to the fall,” shared Joe Somma, Competitive Diving Director and Head Coach. In reflection of the year, the team had a stellar season with multiple All-American Athletes, a third-place finish at YMCA Nationals, and a strong finish in their USA Diving Summer Circuit.

The Whirlwind Diving Team will be holding evaluations for all levels throughout August. To schedule an evaluation and for additional information about the Whirlwind Diving program, please contact Adam Vance, Associate Diving Director at avance@newcanaanymca.org. Learn more about the Whirlwind Diving program here.