Lyn, Ontario – Dive Ontario was able to catch-up with Toronto Diving Academy diver, Tyler Risman. Tyler shares some of his greatest memories and his future aspirations for his diving career. Enjoy our interview below!
Q: At what age did you begin to dive?
I started diving at 5 years’ old
Q: Favourite dive?
5231D on 10 m
Q: What is your greatest accomplishment as a diver?
Placing 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd in the Madrid Diving Open Age Group Competition
Q: What are some lessons you have learned since you began diving?
The biggest thing diving has taught me is to never give up no matter how hard things get!
Q: Favourite sports quote?
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Michael Jordan
Q: Who is your diving role model?
Q: What are your long-term goals for diving?
My goal has always been to receive a scholarship to an NCAA Division 1 university.
Q: Do you have a pre-competition routine?
Before every competition, I have someone draw a smiley face on the back of my neck for good luck.
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