Lyn, Ontario – Dive Ontario was able to interview Nathan Marshall from the Forest City Diving Club.
Nathan had a desire to try diving after he watched divers at his pool when he had swimming lessons; he thought it looked like more fun. Nathan shares a bit about what diving means to him and why he enjoys the sport.
Please enjoy our interview with Nathan!
Q: At what age did you begin to dive?
I started in LTD at the age of 7 years old.
Q: What does diving mean to you?
It’s all about commitment and hard work. You can use those 2 skills forever in life.
Q: Why did you start diving?
Watching the divers at the pool when I had swimming lessons; it looked like more fun.
Q: What keeps you motivated?
Keeping in shape for my University.
Q: Favourite dive?
Q: What is your greatest diving accomplishment?
Never missing Nationals and getting a full scholarship.
Q: Do you play other sports?
I am a goalie in hockey and I play soccer for the cardio.
Q: What is your favourite memory from diving?
Getting my first “Bravo” from my first coach, Ioana.
Q: Favourite exercise?
Q: What are some lessons you have learned since you began diving?
Q: Favourite sports quote?
The process is more important than the product.
Q: What is your biggest fear while diving?
Q: What is your favourite pool to dive in?
Q: What is your favourite workout song?
Sauce it up by Lil Uzi Vert
Q: What is the best part of competing?
Pushing myself to be better and seeing all the other divers.
Q: Who is your biggest cheerleader/support?
Q: Who is your diving role model?
Q: What are your long-term goals for diving?
Q: Do you have a pre-competition routine?
Stay tuned for more Poolside Profiles!