East-West All-Star Team
Canada-U.S. Junior Challenge

This year United States Diving will offer, to the top finishers from the East and West National Meets, an opportunity to compete against Canada’s top age group divers.  We will be picking the top three divers in each event from the East and the West to compete against Canada’s top six age groupers.  Divers with the best combined finish will also be considered for the team.  This will not be an official U.S. Junior National team.  Divers selected for this team will not be members of the U.S. Junior National team.

Dates: Thursday, May 23 - Monday, May 27, 2002

Selection Criteria: The winner of each event will automatically be selected for the team.  Winners of the 11 & under, 12-13, 14-15, and 16-18 events are all eligible.  Divers with the best-combined finish, based on place, in both events will be invited to join the team until it is filled.  If an event winner ages up (due to FINA guidelines – birthday as of December 31) you will be invited to attend but dive up an age group.  Except for 11 and under after the winners we invite the highest combine FINA 11 and under.

*If you believe you may be qualified for this trip due to your combined places on 1 & 3 meter at East or West Nationals, and your coach has not been contacted, contact Cara Kennedy at U.S. Diving.  317-237-5252 or Joe Chirico 508-785-3030

Location:  The Nepean-Ottawa Diving Club, Ottawa City, Quebec, Canada. 

Ottawa City, the Capitol of Canada, is 150 kilometers from Montreal.   We will tour the city on Monday, May 27th (memorial day) giving us an opportunity to spend time together as a team. If you need to leave in the morning to catch a flight feel free too.

Entry Fee:  $125 – make check payable to United States diving.  This fee covers entry to the competition, outfitting by Speedo, awards, and team dinner.  Entry fee should be mailed to US Diving, Pan Am Plaza, 201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 430 Indianapolis, IN 46225

Code of Conduct: (USD form) needs to be filled out returned to USD with entry fees.

Funding: The meet will be self-funded – similar to a national event – where US and Canadian divers and coaches pay their own way to the competition. Transportation and housing costs will be paid by the divers.

Coaches.  Each diver’s coach is invited and encouraged to attend.  Divers may bring their own coach or have another coach assigned to them.  All divers must have either a coach or parent willing to accept responsibility for that diver outside of the competition.  U.S. Diving will supply a team leader and a head coach. 

Travel Arrangements:  Travel arrangements may be handled through the USOC – United Airlines ticket desk.  800-841-0460. Ask for Dee.  If you find a cheaper ticket within the same time frame, please feel free to make those arrangements.  Divers and coaches in the northeast may want to consider driving.

Travel Dates. Divers and coaches should arrive anytime on  Wedesday May 22, Depart in the afternoon of Monday May 27.  Arrangments we be made for airport to downtown transit.


Quality Hotel Ottawa
290 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Telephone:        613-789-7511
Fax:                  613-789-2434

Rate:   $112.00 CAD per room per day plus applicable (12%) taxes (single, double, triple or quad occupancy). To get this rate you must ask for the USA Diving Team Rate. Please call and book your own room. Each diver, coach and parent must make his or her own arrangements with the hotel. 

The Quality Hotel Ottawa is a 10 minute walk from Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings, and very close by the Rideau Canal, Rideau Centre (shopping mall) and the historic Byward Market, a popular tourist destination.

Outfitting: Jacket, T-shirt, shorts and suit will be supplied by SPEEDO. Outfitting will be available for coaches at cost $65.00 upon request.

The Competition:  The competition will consist of age groups A, B, C and D.  FINA rules will be followed with the following modifications:  there will be no D tower, but D’s may dive in the “C and under” tower event; B group may use 10 meter; A group does an open list on 1 meter (optionals only).

This event will be held at the Nepean-Ottawa Diving Club, one of the top diving facilities in Canada. We encourage you to take some time away from the pool to enjoy Ottawa, the nation’s capital, and its many rivers, greenbelt areas, museums and cultural points of interest. Within minutes of the downtown core, there are outstanding recreational opportunities and breathtaking views. Map at http://www.tourottawa.org/mape.html

The average temperature in Ottawa at the end of May is 17.9o Celsuis, or 64.2 o Fahrenheit.

Awards Medals will be awarded to the top three divers in each event.

A pennant will be awarded at the conclusion of the championship to the country that has accumulated the most points over all events in the Challenge. Points will be awarded to the top four from each country as follows:






















MEDICAL INSURANCE The Organizing Committee will provide first aid if required. Coaches and divers are responsible for all other necessary medical expenses.