Redemption has come for Brittany Viola in 2012 – redemption in the form of an Olympic berth. Following a disappointment at the 2004 Olympic Trials when the then 17 year-old did not make the team despite finishing second on platform, the now 25 year-old has spent the past seven years looking for the form that made her a contender in ’04. Now healthy after two foot surgeries in 2010, Brittany hopes that 2012 will bring her a new milestone - an Olympic medal.
25 (April 19, 1987)
University of Miami (Electronic Media/Sports Administration)
Coral Gables, Fla.
National Team Member:
2002-2005, 2008-2009, 2011-12
- Son of Frank and Kathy Viola.
- Father was the 1987 World Series MVP for the Minnesota Twins, the 1988 American League Cy Young Winner, and a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star.
- Mother is a horse breeder and trainer.
- Has one brother Frank, and one sister Kaley.
- Former elite level gymnast who retired because she did not want to move away from her family to train.
- Began diving in 2000.
- Missed the 2010 season while recovering from foot surgery.
- Senior National Titles - 2
- NCAA Titles - 2 ----------
- 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Diving: Platform - 1st
- 2012 USA Diving Winter Nationals: Platform - 3rd
- 2011 AT&T National Diving Championships: Platform - 1st
- 2011 FINA World Championships: Platform - 11th
- 2011 USA Diving Winter Nationals: Platform - 1st
- 2011 NCAA Championships: 1-meter - 10th; Platform - 1st
- 2009 FINA World Championships: 1-meter - 14th; Platform - 18th
- 2009 AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix: Platform - 2nd
- 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving: Platform - 4th
- 2008 AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix: Platform - 16th
- 2008 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships: 1M - 7th, Platform - 1st
- 2008 Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships: Platform - 3rd
- 2005 FINA USA Diving Grand Prix: Platform - 7th
- 2005 FINA Canada Cup: Platform - 12th
- 2005 Junior Pam Am Championships: Platform - 2nd
- 2005 Speedo National Diving Championships: Platform - 2nd
- 2005 Speedo Junior National Diving Championships: Platform - 1st
- 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Platform - 2nd
- 2004 FINA Junior World Championships: Platform - 3rd
- 2004 Speedo National Diving Championships: Platform - 3rd
- 2004 Speedo FINA Diving Grand Prix: Platform - 12th
- 2003 FINA World Championships: Platform Synchro - 4th
- 2003 Speedo FINA Diving Grand Prix: Platform Synchro - 2nd