The group will dive in Japan amid a third State of Emergency as new coronavirus cases in the Olympic host city are rising.
The U.S. divers will look to secure an additional five Olympic spots after securing seven of the maximum 12 spots available at the 2019 World Championships.
The men’s 3-meter and women’s 10-meter field is set for Saturday’s final after Thursday’s preliminary and semifinal competition at the USA Diving Senior National Championships. Twelve divers in each event advanced to finals.
Briadam Herrera won his fourth national title on 1-meter and Sarah Bacon won her second on that same event with victories Wednesday at the USA Diving Senior National Championships.
Briadam Herrera (Miami, Fla.) and Lauren Reedy (Rochester Hills, Mich./Columbia, Mo.) won mixed synchronized 3-meter, and Zach Cooper (Greenwood, Ind./Miami, Fla.) and Olivia Rosendahl (Los Angeles/Evanston, Ill.) won mixed synchronized 10-meter to earn the opportunity to represent the United States at the FINA World Championships this summer.
The third leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2019 concluded last night in Mission Viejo, California, USA, as the host nation clinched three gold medals.
U.S. divers claimed first in two events, had three second-place finishes and one third-place finish to close out the USA FINA Diving Grand Prix on Sunday.
Four Americans are among the divers qualifying for Saturday’s individual finals at the United States FINA Diving Grand Prix after preliminary and semifinal competition Thursday.
NCAA champion Mallory Comerford of Louisville and All-American Coleman Stewart of NC State headline the Atlantic Coast Conference’s yearly award winners for the 2018-19 Swimming and Diving season.
Texas will once again have two divers in the A final, while Indiana scored one and missed one potential scorer on a missed last dive.
Texas put two divers into the top 8 on the 1-meter board, though last year’s 10th-place finisher missed scoring. And Indiana will score one in the A final, though their 11th-place finisher from last year also missed scoring.
Miami’s David Dinsmore won the 2017 NCAA platform dive title, but lost last year to Colin Zeng and two freshman phenoms. All four return this year in what could be the most explosive diving event in recent NCAA memory.
Georgia’s women will have a diver competing at NCAAs: Mckensi Austin qualified for NCAAs with an 8th-place finish on 1-meter at the Zone B Championships.
The Tennessee men have qualified two divers to NCAAs: returning All-American Colin Zeng and NCAA Championships rookie Will Hallam.