U.S. Divers Set for World Aquatics Championships with Olympic Qualifying at Stake
Eighteen divers are set to represent the U.S. at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, from July 14-22.
The competition will mark the first opportunity for countries to earn quota spots for next year’s Olympic Games in Paris.
The U.S. roster for diving includes eight Olympians, including Tokyo medalists and team captains Andrew Capobianco and Jessica Parratto. The team also includes Tokyo medalists Krysta Palmer and Delaney Schnell and Olympians Kassidy Cook, Tyler Downs, Hailey Hernandez and Brandon Loschiavo.
Two-time World Championships medalist Sarah Bacon returns to the World Championships for the third time, while Greg Duncan, Max Flory and Jordan Rzepka have also been to the World Championships.Making their World Championships debut will be Nike Agunbiade, Kaylee Bishop, Joslyn Oakley, Jack Ryan, Max Weinrich and Lyle Yost.
The top three teams in each of the Olympic synchronized diving events and the top 12 divers in each of the individual Olympic events will secure quota spots for their countries to compete in the 2024 Olympic Games.
The U.S. will also field a team of seven high divers later in the championships, with high diving events set to take place July 25-27.
U.S. Roster for World Aquatics Championships – Diving
Nike Agunbiade 10m
Sarah Bacon 3m, 3m synchro
Kaylee Bishop Mixed 10m synchro
Andrew Capobianco 3m
Kassidy Cook 3m synchro
Tyler Downs 3m, 3m synchro
Greg Duncan 3m synchro
Max Flory 10m
Hailey Hernandez 1m, 3m
Brandon Loschiavo 10m, 10m synchro
Joslyn Oakley 1m
Krysta Palmer Mixed 3m synchro
Jessica Parratto 10m synchro
Jack Ryan 1m, mixed 3m synchro
Jordan Rzepka 10m synchro
Delaney Schnell 10m, 10m synchro
Max Weinrich Mixed 10m synchro
Lyle Yost 1m
Coach Members: Drew Johansen (head coach), Randy Ableman, David Boudia, Wenbo Chen, Dwight Dumais, Patrick Jeffrey, Matt Scoggin, John Wingfield
Medical Team: Amor Adams, Kelly Cox, John Locke
USA Diving: Leslie Adams, Channing Hurst