Ryan Hawkins

Height: 5′ 7″
Birthdate: October 6, 1991
Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C.
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Trains: Christiansburg, Va.
Education: Virginia Tech (2015)
Degree: Architecture, Industrial Design
Club: New River Diving
Coach: Ron Piemonte
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Ryan is the son of Douglas and Robin Hawkins and has one sister, Heather. Ryan started out as a swimmer but switched to diving at the age of 10 after watching the divers at practice everyday. He currently trains two hours a day, five days a week. When he isn’t training, Ryan likes to be outdoors and is working towards a career in architecture. His favorite TV show is Game of Thrones and he is a big fan of Jack Laugher. Ryan’s favorite dive is a 5332D.


  • 2-time 4A North Carolina state champion in 1-meter
  • Took home the bronze medal with Logan Shinholser in the 2012 FINA Grand Prix synchronized platform event
  • In 2014 competed in the ACC Championships with a 3rd place finish in both the 1-meter and 3-meter
  • Collected a silver medal in the synchronized platform with Zach Cooper in the 2015 USAD Synchronized Nationals