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Dive Manitoba Of The Year Awards!

The Dive Manitoba Of the Year Awards is an annual celebration dedicated to recognizing the exceptional achievements and contributions of divers, coaches, and volunteers within the Manitoba diving community. NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN and close July 26th. See below for all categories and descriptions.

This prestigious event highlights the dedication, skill, and passion that drive the sport forward, honouring individuals who have demonstrated outstanding performance, sportsmanship, and commitment throughout the year. An exciting Awards Gala is being planned for fall 2024, more information to follow.

All Category winners will be submitted to the Diving Plongeon Canada Annual Of The Year Awards where applicable.

CATEGORY: ATHLETES

JUNIOR ELITE MALE DIVER OF THE YEAR
Awarded annually in recognition of:

  • National/international results; and/or
  • Unique athletic achievements, records broken; and/or
  • External awards, honors, and/or titles; and
  • Reflecting a positive image on the sport of diving.

 JUNIOR ELITE FEMALE DIVER OF THE YEAR
Awarded annually in recognition of:

  • National/international results; and/or
  • Unique athletic achievements, records broken; and/or
  • External awards, honors, and/or titles; and
  • Reflecting a positive image on the sport of diving.

 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENTAL MALE DIVER OF THE YEAR
Awarded annually in recognition of:

  • Provincial results; and/or
  • Unique athletic achievements, records broken; and/or
  • External awards, honors, and/or titles; and
  • Reflecting a positive image on the sport of diving

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENTAL FEMALE DIVER OF THE YEAR
Awarded annually in recognition of:

  • Provincial results; and/or
  • Unique athletic achievements, records broken; and/or
  • External awards, honors, and/or titles; and
  • Reflecting a positive image on the sport of diving

SENIOR DIVER OF THE YEAR
May be awarded in recognition of:

  • National and international results; and/or
  • Unique athletic achievements, records broken; and/or
  • External awards, honors, and/or titles; and
  • Reflecting a positive image on the sport of diving.

HIGH DIVER OF THE YEAR
Awarded annually in recognition of:

  • National and international results; and/or
  • Unique athletic achievements, records broken; and/or
  • External awards, honors, and/or titles; and
  • Reflecting a positive image on the sport of high diving

“STANDING OVATION” ATHLETE AWARD
Awarded annually in recognition of:

  • Memorable, noteworthy, or breakthrough achievement or performance; and/or
  • Significant improvement in results or performance; and/or
  • Demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the sport; and/or
  • Any other inspiring accomplishment or moment.

“RIPPLE EFFECT” ATHLETE AWARD
Awarded annually in recognition of:

  • An athlete who is a positive role model, whose actions, ideals and values have impacted others in a positive way; and/or
  • An athlete that embodies the spirit of sport and uses their platform to enrich their community

CATEGORY: COACHES

COACHING IMPACT AWARD – PERFORMANCE
Awarded annually in recognition of a coach who exhibits exceptional:

  • Outstanding achievements of a coach in Manitoba at a Provincial, National or International Championship.
  • Outstanding achievements of a coach in Manitoba, both for the performance of their athlete(s) in the previous competitive season and for exhibiting excellence in sport values. 
  • Guides their athletes to success in sport and in life by instilling in them the values of honesty, integrity, a positive attitude, competitiveness, and a love of sport.
  • Leads by example and consistently demonstrates a dedication to lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

COACHING IMPACT AWARD – INSPIRE
Awarded annually in recognition of an instructor who exhibits exceptional:

  • Focuses on developing athletes beyond solely performance but as individuals with character, integrity, and life skills both inside and outside of the pool.
  • Understands and empathizes with the emotions and motivations of each athlete, fostering a supportive and trusting environment.
  • Inspires and motivates athletes through exemplary behaviour, setting high standards while also being approachable and encouraging.
  • Helps athletes develop resilience, mental toughness, and the ability to cope with setbacks and pressure in both performance and the outside world
  • Nurtures positive relationships with parents/guardians and acts as a mentor, providing guidance and support beyond the pool. 

CATEGORY: JUDGES | CONTRIBUTORS

DIVE MANITOBA AWARD OF MERIT – JUDGE
Awarded annually in recognition of:

  • Conceived in 2023, the Dive Manitoba Award of Merit – Judge recognizes an individual who has made an exceptional contribution and commitment to the sport of diving as a volunteer judge.
  • The recipient has demonstrated long-standing involvement in sport and has had a positive impact on the diving community.

DIVE MANITOBA AWARD OF MERIT – VOLUNTEER
Awarded annually in recognition of:

  • Conceived in 2023, the Dive Manitoba Award of Merit –recognizes an individual or group who has/have made an exceptional contribution to the sport of diving as a volunteer in the community.
  • The recipient has had a positive impact on the diving community.

VAUGHAN BAIRD AWARD

  • Conceived in 2023, the Vaughan Baird Award is presented, based on merit not necessarily annually, to an individual upon the occasion of a ground-breaking contribution/innovation that has significantly advanced the “art and sport of diving”.
  • This award is presented when a worthy recipient is identified. This may or may not be an annual occurrence.

DIVE MANITOBA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

  • Conceived in 2023, this award recognizes and celebrates one’s lifelong commitment to the sport of diving in Manitoba
  • This prestigious award is presented to an outstanding individual who has positively influenced the growth of diving in Manitoba, contributed significantly to the sport community, shown dedication to upholding the values of Dive Manitoba, and inspired future generations of divers, coaches, judges and/or volunteers. 
  • This award is presented when a worthy recipient is identified. This may or may not be an annual occurrence.