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Dive Manitoba Provincials: June 7-9th

A LITTLE ABOUT TEAM MANITOBA - DIVING

The 2025 Canada Summer Games will be held in the beautiful St. Johns, Newfoundland from August 8th to August 25th.  Diving will be competing during week 2.  It will be a tremendous and memorable experience for all who compete and attend this great Canadian games!

Dive Manitoba’s goal for the 2025 Canada Games is to field the strongest possible full team of athletes (4 males and 4 females) who will compete in all three individual events (1-metre, 3-metre and platform) and in the synchronized 3-metre events.

Dive Manitoba, has jurisdiction over the final team selection. After the selection process outlined in this document is completed, if places on the team are still available, Dive Manitoba has the authority to fill the remaining spots on the team or to leave them vacant, based on the perceived readiness of the athletes available for selection. If there is any lack of clarity or if unforeseen circumstances arise that are not accounted for in the selection criteria, Dive Manitoba will make a final and binding decision on the final team selections.

TRAINING SQUAD ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

In order to be considered for Manitoba’s 2025 Canada Games Team, athletes must meet the eligibility criteria outlined by the Canada Games Committee:

  1. Be 12 – 19 years old on December 31st, 2025 (born between 2006 and 2013).
  2. Be a resident of Manitoba (at least 180 days prior to the opening of the Games).
  3. Be a member in good standing with Dive Manitoba.

Athletes must also meet the following Dive Manitoba criteria, in order to be considered for selection:

  1. Act in compliance with the Sport Manitoba/Dive Manitoba Code of Conduct at all times.
  2. Prove their ability to compete at the 2025 Canada Games, by demonstrating the Canada Games dive requirements in open competition prior to the Games:
    1. Women’s Springboard & Platform: 5 dives from 5 different directions
    2. Men’s Springboard: 6 dives from 5 different directions
    3. Men’s Platform: 6 dives from 6 different directions
  3. Athletes who demonstrate competitiveness at the national levels of competition will be selected first.
  4. Athletes eligible to compete in all three individual events will be selected before athletes eligible to compete in two or fewer individual events.

TRAINING SQUAD SELECTION PHASE AND TRAINING

Phase 1: Training Squad Selections

The 2025 Canada Summer Games Training Squad is selected based on competitive results from the 2023-2024 Season. Male and female divers will be ranked based on the following priority order of ranking:

  1. Senior National Finalists (Top 12)
  2. Senior National Qualifiers
  3. Junior National Finalists (Top 12)
  4. Junior National Qualifiers
  5. Divers who competed in provincial level events or higher in the 2023-2024 season

Additional selections will be made to the Training Squad on November 1st, 2024.

Additional selections may be made based on divers attaining the minimum set of dives, as distributed in September 2024, by the deadline of October 31st.

The CSG Training Squad will be capped at a maximum of up to 15 divers.

Phase 2: Training Squad Programming (2024-2025 Season)

The Training Squad athletes, as identified based on the criteria above, will gain access to a program of enrichment services to supplement their diving training throughout the 2024-2025 season. These programs will serve to compliment the technical training in diving with additional support and training in areas such as: Sport Psychology, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Biomechanical Analysis and Synchronized Diving as well as team building and motivational activities.

Training Squad athletes will be invited to take part in a designated Canada Games preparation training camp and designated Canada Games preparation competitions. Divers must meet the eligibility criteria in order to participate in these special events. Some funding assistance may be available, depending on the final approved Team Dive Manitoba preparation budget.

In order to remain on the Canada Games Training Squad, athletes must:

  1. Commit to a competitive training program of a minimum of 12 hours per week.
  2. Demonstrate commitment to the Training Squad through attendance at requisite enrichment service programming.
  3. Act in compliance with the Dive Manitoba Canada Summer Games Code of Conduct at all times.

The Head Coach reserves the right to remove any athlete from the Training Squad, and the programming affiliated with it, if these minimum standards are not being met.

FINAL TEAM SELECTION

To ensure that Manitoba has its best competitive potential present at the Canada Games, athletes who demonstrate competitiveness at the national level and who compete on in all three events (1m, 3m & Platform) will be selected to the team first.

First selected athletes will be named to the final 2025 Canada Summer Games team after the conclusion of the 2025 Summer Senior Nationals (date to be determined).

FINAL TEAM SELECTION PHASE AND TRAINING

Phase 3: 2025 Canada Games Team First Selections

1st Selection: Senior National Finalists (Top 12)

  1. Divers who have competed at a 2025 Winter Senior Nationals and/or Summer Senior Nationals and/or Major Games Trials Event as designated by Diving Canada and had a result in the top 12 in any event (1-metre, 3-metre or platform).
  2. These divers must have also competed or be scheduled to compete in each of the other two events (1-metre, 3-metre or platform) in the Open category at any competition during the 2024-2025 season, with Manitoba Provincials being the final opportunity.

2nd Selection: Senior National Qualifiers

  1. Divers who have met or exceeded the qualifying point standard at a designated qualifying competition as required by Diving Canada to compete at a Winter Senior Nationals and/or Summer Senior Nationals and/or Major Games Trials Event as designated by Diving Canada and attained any senior national result in that event (1-metre, 3-metre or platform) in 2025.
  2. These divers must have also competed or be scheduled to compete in each of the other two events (1-metre, 3-metre or platform) in the Open category at any competition during the 2024-2025 season, with Manitoba Provincials being the final opportunity.

In any of the above selections, if two or more athletes have attained the same level of selection, those divers in will be ranked based on the percentage of the score attained against the national qualifying standard in the event of his or her best performance in senior national competition.

Once athletes eligible for First Selection based on the above criteria have been selected, the remaining spots on the final team shall be selected in Phase 4, as outlined next.

Phase 4: 2025 Canada Games Team Final Selections

After the first selected athletes have been named to the team, as per the selection criteria outlined in Phase 3, the remaining number of spots on the team for both males and females shall be identified.

The remaining available spots on the team, up to a total of four (4) female and four (4) male divers and one (1) alternate female and one (1) alternate male, shall be selected based on the following selection criteria:

3rd Selection: Best All-Round Divers

  1. Manitoba Divers will be ranked based on their best results in Open category events at the following trials competitions (subject to change pending competition schedule):
    1. Toon Town Western Classic, Regina, March 2025
    2. BC Provincials, Victoria, May 2025
    3. Manitoba Provincials, Winnipeg, June 2025
  2. Only performances in Open Category events will be considered for selection, as the Canada Games is an Open competition. Divers must be scored based on equal standards regardless of actual age group.
  3. Every diver’s best two (2) scores in each event will be added together to create a total event score for every diver in each event.
  4. The sum of the three (3) total event scores (in individual 1-metre,
  5. 3-metre and platform) will equal the divers total qualification score.
  6. The male divers will be ranked according to total qualification scores. The female divers will be ranked according to total qualification scores.
  7. The remaining available spots for males and females on the final team will be selected based on the ranking of the total qualification scores.
  8. After all of the available spots on the final team have been selected for males and females, the first male diver and the first female diver to not be selected will be named as the alternate divers for the final team.

The Head Coach reserves the right to amend the team selections based on the minimum criteria set out above in “Phase 2: Training Squad Programming”. If any athlete is deemed unable to meet these minimum criteria he or she may not be selected.

A diver may earn a place on the final team, based on total qualification score ranking, whether or not he or she was a member of the Training Squad prior to the selection competitions. This diver must then commit to the same criteria as the Training Squad.

Phase 5: Final Team Preparations

The final team will be announced no later than June 15, 2025.

Once the final team has been announced, the four (4) selected males, the four (4) selected females, the one (1) male alternate and the one (1) female alternate shall continue training as the Canada Games Team. Only these divers will continue to take part in enrichment services for the rest of the 2024-2025 season, according to the Canada Games performance plan.

The male and female alternates shall continue to train with the Canada Games Team until mid to late July, or until the date of the registration deadline for participants at the Games.  The alternates will train with the team until the last possible date when changes to the team can be made. If an alternate is unable to make the commitment to train with the team until this time, the next ranked male or female diver will be selected as alternate.

If any male or female team member becomes injured, seriously ill, or if any other occasion arises that would inhibit he or she from participating in the Games or from being able to properly prepare for the Games, he or she will be removed from the team and the male or female alternate shall take his or her place.

Teams for the Synchronized 3-metre event will be determined by the coaches based on the selected divers. The male and female alternates will not be considered for a synchronized team, unless they replace a selected team member as outlined above.

Each province can enter up to two (2) teams in the male synchronized event and up to two (2) teams in the female synchronized event. For both males and females, the strongest pairing will be named as the first team. The remaining two males and the remaining two females will be paired together, and depending on the quality of the match, this pair may or may not be entered as Manitoba’s second team.

The Head Coach is responsible for submitting Manitoba’s event entries. The Head Coach reserves the right to amend the entries, from the pool of athletes on the final team, in the best interest of performance results, up until the event registration deadline.

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