Arizona State diver Riley McCormick, a two-time Olympian, has qualified for the FINA World Championship and will represent his home country of Canada on the 3-meter springboard.
The FINA World Championship, held July 19-Aug. 4 in Barcelona, Spain, is the premier event for aquatics sports, including swimming, diving, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo. The competition is run by FINA, which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in aquatic sports. The FINA swimming events are contested in a long course (50-meter) pool.
Unlike the Olympics, the FINA World Championship is held on an annual basis
McCormick, an ASU senior, took first place overall on the 1-meter springboard last Friday, earning the title of Canadian National Champion in the event. He qualified for a trip to Barcelona to join teammate Harrison Jones and head coach Mark Bradshaw for the world finals after finishing second on the 3-meter springboard. Jones has already qualified to represent the United States and Bradshaw was named to the Team USA coaching staff.
McCormick previously competed for Canada in the Olympic finals of the 10-meter platform competition. He is still suffering from a thumb injury that inhibits him from executing the handstand required to compete in the event.