Created in 1995, the FINA Grand Prix is a series of annual diving competitions for the world’s elite springboard and platform divers. The focus of these events is to create a stage for elite divers to compete on a regular basis, and to expose the sport in both the host countries and the world at large. The FINA Grand Prix has been hosted by countries such as the United States, Germany, Canada, Russia, Spain, China, Mexico, and Italy.
The FINA Diving Grand Prix is a series of six or seven meets that take place from January to August each year, and consist of the following events:
- Men’s 3-meter Springboard
- Women's 3-meter Springboard
- Men’s 3-meter Synchronized Springboard
- Women’s 3-meter Synchronized Springboard
- Men’s 10-meter Platform
- Women’s 10-meter Platform
- Men’s 10-meter Synchronized Platform
- Women’s 10-meter Synchronized Platform
In each Grand Prix event, divers have the opportunity to accumulate points based on their finish at each of the competitions. At the end of the Grand Prix season the diver (or synchro team) with the highest point total in each of the eight events is named as the winner of the FINA Diving Grand Prix.
As an added bonus, at the conclusion of the season the top three divers in the individual events and the top three synchronized teams in each event, receive monetary prizes that range from $1000 to $5000 U.S. dollars.
2012 FINA Grand Prix Schedule
- FINA Grand Prix Internationaler Springertag (Rostock, Germany) - February 10-12
- FINA Grand Prix Canada Cup (Montreal, Canada) - May 3-6
- AT&T USA Diving FINA Grand Prix (Fort Lauderdale, USA) May 10-13
- FINA Grand Prix Spring Swallows (St. Petersburg, Russia) - June 8-10
- Fina Grand Prix Communidad de Madrid (Mardrid, Spain) - June 15-17
- FINA Grand Prix Balzano (Balzano, Italy) - June 22-24