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?

No fear

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?

Dylan Ewing

Q: Who is your diving role model?

Al’X Pierre

Q: What are your long-term goals for diving?

University scholarship

Q: Do you have a pre-competition routine?



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