Archive for June, 2011
Emma fell off of a 3 meter ladder in late 2008. She fractured her skull, damaged her ear rendering her deaf on one side, and sustained a brain injury that left her eyes unable to stay focused. Emma was hospitalized for about a month, she actually had to live in a brain injury rehab facility in Albany, NY. She could not return home nor go to school. Through months of physical and psychological therapy Emma regained her sight and balance. One year later she was able to start training again but Emma still had one more hurdle to go and that was the complicated ear surgery last October. The doctors successfully reconstructed her ear, boosted her hearing up to 70%. Three months after that, Emma was back on the boards, training harder than ever. Throughout this nightmare, Emma stayed focused and determined to dive.
Three and a half years ago, Mya Kraeger began her diving career with Central Area Diving team in upstate NY and it didnt take long for her to fall in love with the sport. She quickly showed she had a lot of potential at such a young age and directed her full attention to diving. Her dream is to earn a full scholarship to a Division I university and to become a member of the USA Olympic Diving Team.
Mya dives along side her twin sister Emma, who also proved to have a future in diving, and after seeing their hardwork and dedication their parents decide to sacrifice everything and move to Orlando to give the girls the best training opportunities. Mya has worked extremely hard since moving to Orlando and this past April her hard work paid off as she earned a silver medal on 3m and a 6th place finish on 1m at the East National Championships in the 12-13 age group. The following weekend Mya competed in the 1m and platform events at the YMCA National Championships and earned two national titles. Based on these strong results, Mya has pre-quallified herself to the Junior National Championships this summer.
Mya’s hard work and intensity at practices have led her to establish herself as one of the top 12-13 female divers in the country. When she does make time outside of diving, Mya enjoys basketball, scrapbooking, and Broadway shows. We look forward to seeing BIG things in Mya’s future!
The YCF Diving summer schedule will begin on Monday, June 13th. With the addition of our new Coach Aleia, we are able to offer more Lessons and JO1 times! In addition to the Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday classes we have added two Wednesday/Friday class options.
*Parents please email Coach Courtney at CMcClow@cfymca.org as soon as possible to reserve your divers spot! Group numbers are limited.*
The summer schedule is as follows:
Monday/Wednesday: 2-3 , 4-5
Tuesday/Thursday: 10-11 , 11-12 , 2-3 , 3-4
Wednesday/Friday: 10-11 , 3-4
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11-12:30
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2:30-4
As a Thank you to the International Drive hotels and businesses that donated over $14,000 to the Aquatic Center for the scholarship fund, our team will be doing a diving show at the follow up luncheon. The dive show will take place on June 15th at 11:15 am. All divers are welcome to dive in the show. Please let Coach Courtney know if you are interested in participating. Parents, family, and friends are welcome to come and enjoy the show.
The Treasure Coast Invite is June 18th. This is a one day meet. All Lessons, JO1, and JO2 divers are welcome and encouraged to compete. The meet will be held in Sebastian, Fl. Registration for this meet is on DiveMeets.com. You must have a current AAU Membership to register. If your diver is interested in competing in this invitational, please email Coach Courtney as soon as possible to receive your divers dive list. Coaches fees for this meet are $15 per event. Payment must be received no later than June 16th. Please make checks payable to Courtney McClow.
- Joey Dowd
- Rafael Quintero
- Mya Kraeger
- Emma Kraeger
- Abby Howell
- Rileigh Knox
- Sarah Frangoul
- Shannon Potter
- Grayson Kim
- Grace Cable
- Maggie Merriman
- Jack Dowd
- Riley Herr
- Alex Rosewicz
- Victoria Chan
- Giovanni Villanueva
- Tyler Aycock