Lyn, Ontario – Dive Ontario was able to interview Nathan Hogarth from the Kitchener-Waterloo Diving Club.
Nathan shares a little bit about why he started diving and the divers that motivate him throughout his journey. He aspires to get a diving scholarship and go to the Pan Am games. Keep up the great work!
Please enjoy our interview with Nathan!
Q: At what age did you begin to dive?
I was 12 years old when I started diving.
Q: Why did you start diving?
I was inspired by another diver at the top of his game.
Q: What keeps you motivated?
Knowing that I have the potential to do something great.
Q: Favourite dive?
Front 3 and ½ tuck
Q: What is your greatest diving accomplishment?
Being able to achieve National level was my greatest accomplishment so far in diving.
Q: What is your favourite memory from diving?
Competing in Ottawa last February.
Q: Favourite exercise?
V sit holds
Q: What are some lessons you have learned since you began diving?
I won’t die if I try something new! Being scared ensures that I am being safe. It’s okay to be scared. Work through the pain.
Q: Favourite sports quote?
Gretsky- “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”.
Q: Biggest fear while diving?
Falling off the board and smacking the water.
Q: What is the best part of competing?
Getting to see friends from other clubs.
Q: Who is your biggest cheerleader/support?
Q: Who is your diving role model?
Tom Daley and Meaghan Benfeito
Q: What are your long-term goals for diving?
Get a diving scholarship and going to the Pan Am games.
Q: Do you have a pre-competition routine?
Besides panicking. No
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