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'Evening of fine diving' at Olympic trials in Federal Way

Olympic diving hopeful Kristian Ipsen swims back to the surface at the King County Aquatic Center during a practice session  promoting the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, which will be held in Federal Way starting June 17.  - Casey Olson/The Mirror
Olympic diving hopeful Kristian Ipsen swims back to the surface at the King County Aquatic Center during a practice session promoting the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, which will be held in Federal Way starting June 17.
— image credit: Casey Olson/The Mirror

Mirror staff reports:

The Seattle Sports Commission along with the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce is hosting “An Evening of Fine Diving” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, 650 SW Campus Drive.

The event will coincide with the 2012 United States Olympic Trials — Diving.

The competition will begin at 7 p.m. June 20. Athletes are competing for 16 spots at the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

The cost is $30 per person and includes dinner. Patrons are asked to wear casual resort attire. Federal Way Chamber members and community leaders are invited to join in this rare and exciting opportunity.

For more information, visit seattlesports.org or email Kbostwick@seattlesports.org.

The United States Olympic Committee and the NBC Sports Group will offer 14 hours of coverage of  the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving, which will be held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way June 17-24.

The schedule includes five hours on NBC and nine on the NBC Sports Network. Coverage will start June 18 from 9 p.m. to midnight on the NBC Sports Network with coverage of the semifinals of the men’s 10-meter semifinals. The NBC Sports Network can be found on channel 34 and 626 for Comcast subscribers, channel 603 on DirectTV and channel 159 for Dish Network.

Coverage will continue on June 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. (semifinals men’s 3-meter, women’s 10-meter and 3-meter), June 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. (synchro finals in men’s 3-meter and women’s 10-meter), June 22 from 8 to 9 p.m. (synchro finals men’s 3-meter), June 23 on NBC from 1 to 3 p.m. (men’s 10-meter finals) and June 24 from noon to 3 p.m. (finals in men’s 3-meter, women’s 10-meter and women’s 3-meter).

There is an on-site parking lot at the Aquatic Center. Visitors may also park in the adjacent Federal Way National Little League Baseball Complex parking lot, which will be charging a fee.

 

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