Tickets now available for 2012 US Olympic Dive Trials
By CASEY OLSON
Federal Way Mirror Sports editor
November 18, 2011 · Updated 12:12 PM
The best divers in the United States will be making their way to Federal Way next summer, and tickets are now available for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Diving.
The Trials will be held June 17-24 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. More than 100 of the nation’s best divers are expected to vie for 16 spots on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team in London. The Trials will include men’s and women’s individual events in 3- and 10-meter competitions, plus men’s and women’s synchronized events at both heights.
Notable participants include three-time Olympian Troy Dumais, 2011 World platform silver medalist David Boudia, and 2008 Olympians Kelci Bryant, Chris Colwill, Mary Beth Dunnichay, Thomas Finchum, Haley Ishimatsu and Christina Loukas.
Woodinville native Carrie Dragland has qualified to compete in the Trials and will return to the Northwest, where she learned the sport of diving.
Federal Way, which also hosted the diving trials in 2000, was selected by USA Diving, in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee, over Indianapolis.
“This is great news for Federal Way and the entire Seattle metro area,” Gov. Chris Gregoire said. “It means increased tourism for our region. It puts a spotlight on our corner of the world. And, after the state being such a great partner with the Vancouver Olympics, we’ll be part of the success of the 2012 London games as well.”
Tickets will be priced at $135 for an all-session pass and $100 for finals-only. Single session seats will be priced at $35 for the finals, $25 for semifinals and $15 for preliminaries. Reserved tickets will be $100 for all sessions, $75 for finals and single-session seats will be $25 for finals, $15 for semifinals and $10 for prelims. General admission tickets are $15 for finals, $10 for semis and $5 for prelims.
Purchase tickets today at ticketmaster.com. Only All-session ticket packages are on sale with finals-only and single sessions to be released at a later date. For ticketing for groups of 20 or more, call (206) 461-5865.
The King County Aquatic Center is no stranger to hosting national and international events. It was constructed to host the swimming and diving portions of the 1990 Goodwill Games and has since been the home to more than 50 competitions annually.
NBC owns broadcast rights for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, giving this event and the Puget Sound region national media exposure.
Contact Federal Way Mirror Sports editor Casey Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 925-5565 ext. 5056.