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Chris Colwill

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Chris Colwill

2008 U.S. Olympian Chris Colwill

Photo: United States Olympic Committee

About Chris:

Watching Chris dive, one gets the feeling of some sort of freakish talent is about to be unleashed from the diving board. Almost like you don't know what will happen next, but it's gonna be good.

Chris seems to building momentum toward the Olympics. After a lull following the 2008 Olympic Games, he has won the past two winter national 3M titles and was the top qualifier on springboard at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, in a pressure packed situation. Can he turn that into success in London?

Age:

27 (September 11, 1984)

Hometown:

Brandon, Fla.

Education:

University of Georgia - Speech Communications

Club Team:

Georgia Dive Club

Training Residence:

Athens, Ga.

Coach:

Dan Laak

National Team Member:

2002, 2004-2012

Personal Highlights:

  • Son of Chuck and Debbie Colwill
  • Listens to rock and country, walks and does warm–up exercises between dives
  • Plays golf and hangs out with friends during his free time
  • Is hearing impaired (has 60 percent hearing loss) and says it can be an advantage when competing
  • Started diving in 1990

Diving Highlights:

Accomplishments and Accolades

  • 2006 and 2008 NCAA Diver of the Year
  • 2001 NISCA High School All-American
  • Tampa Prep athlete of the year for 1997-98

Career

Source: USADiving.org, DiveMeets.com

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