YMCA of Greenwich Marlins Dive Team Brings Home 23 Medals, High Marks at Nationals

The YMCA of Greenwich Marlins Dive Team recently competed at the 2016 YMCA National Diving Championship in Coral Springs, Florida. Out of the 10 teams participating in the event, the Marlins placed 3rd overall, 2nd in Women’s and 3rd in Men’s.


James Hopper places 1st on Platform. Contributed image

In total, the team brought home 23 medals. Sixteen-year-old James Hopper of Greenwich had a strong showing, placing 2nd on 1 meter, 1st on 3 meter and 1st on platform.

“It was a great weekend for the Marlins,” said Team Coach, Dylan Korn. “Everyone put in a lot of hard work leading up to nationals and we’re very proud of how everyone performed.”

The YMCA of Greenwich marks its centennial year in 2016, celebrating 100 years of service to the community. Still operating at its original location on the corner of Putnam and Mason, The YMCA provides more than 5,000 members services and programs that supports healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. To learn more about the YMCA of Greenwich, membership and its numerous wellness programs, visit: www.greenwichymca.org.