Lyn, Ontario – Dive Ontario was able to interview Dmitri Tremblay from the Windsor Diving Club.
Dmitri has been diving for six years, he started when he was just 6 years old! During the pandemic, Dmitri finds ways to keep himself motivated to ensure that he is ready to get back into the pool once it is open.
Please enjoy our interview with Dmitri!
Q: At what age did you begin to dive?
I was 6 years old when I started diving.
Q: What does diving mean to you?
Diving is a way for me to have fun. It’s a challenge.
Q: Why did you start diving?
My mom gave me the suggestion and I went to a practice and liked it.
Q: What keeps you motivated?
Doing my own workouts during COVID. Every day pushing myself a bit more.
Q: Favourite dive?
Q: What is your greatest diving accomplishment?
Going to the Ontario Games when I was only 9 years old.
Q: Do you play other sports?
Yes- Soccer and Basketball and I love biking.
Q: What is your favourite memory from diving?
Finally being able to win first place against competitors that were older than me.
Q: Favourite exercise?
Q: What are some lessons you have learned since you began diving?
I’ve learned to “stick with it”
Q: What is your biggest fear while diving?
Definitely doing a new dive and hitting the board or tower.
Q: What is your favourite pool to dive in?
The Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre.
Q: What is the best part of competing?
To be honest, I don’t enjoy competing but after I compete, I love the way it feels and the experience and then I want to do it again.
Q: Who is your biggest cheerleader/support?
My mom- definitely.
Q: Who is your diving role model?
My Coach- Ioana Marinescu.
Q: What are your long-term goals for diving?
I want to go to Nationals!
Q: Do you have a pre-competition routine?
Lol, I keep quiet and stay quiet and think.
Stay tuned for more Poolside Profiles!