Olympic Divers To Help Celebrate Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center Opening

by USA Diving

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Olympic divers Greg Louganis and Sam Dorman will help the City of Fort Lauderdale celebrate the opening of its new facility. A special public event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28 at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center.

“The International Swimming Hall of Fame and Fort Lauderdale have been great partners to USA Diving for decades. We are so excited for the future of diving, the Hall of Fame and the City of Fort Lauderdale. We want to be there in force to support and are excited to continue to grow our relationship with the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center. This facility will be tremendous for our sport," said USA Diving President Lee Michaud.

The newly renovated diving well has the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere with a 27-meter platform, which stands 88 feet above the surface of the water. 

Louganis and Dorman will join world renowned cliff diver Ellie Smart for a diving performance. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, Commissioner Steven Glassman and Olympic swimmer Dara Torres will provide remarks ahead of the ribbon cutting.

“The presence of (Aquatic Complex Manager) Laura Voet makes it easy for us to succeed in the community of Fort Lauderdale because of all the things she does. Dave Burgering, with his background as an Olympian, his superior coaching and his leadership as a former chair of our board, is helping to raise the bar on the performance of diving in the United States. Steven LoBue has been a trailblazer as we look to bring high diving to the U.S. and the Olympic Games," Michaud said.