|Troy Dumais - USA Diving|
Colorado Springs, CO - USA Diving is proud to announce DIVE INTO SERVICE. This new service program bringing veterans, active-duty and USA Diving athletes together, will launch September 11th in Colorado Springs, Colorado during a visit with the Air Force’s 21st Space Wing located at Peterson Air Force Base. USA Diving, in conjunction with American300 Tours, will be coordinating this year-round two-way exchange program for USA Diving athletes, veterans and military service members stationed around the world.
DIVE INTO SERVICE is a mentorship and relationship building program that partners military service members with USA Diving athletes to share like experiences as representatives of the United States. The commitment, training, high-intensity and pressure driven nature of military service and top-level athletics has proven to be common ground for participants that provides a unique forum for communication and understanding
“We are excited to launch this new mentoring initiative which will educate our athletes while engaging and supporting our military service personnel stationed around the world” said Linda Paul, President and CEO of USA Diving.
As participants in DIVE INTO SERVICE, USA Diving athletes will have the opportunity tolearn leadership and team-building skills through sessions run by military veterans sharing their personal experiences defending our nation. USA Diving athletes will in turn have an opportunity to share their stories of setting both individual and team goals in a highly competitive arena while representing the USA. The shared experiences of a commitment to excellence, training to be the best, high pressure situations, representing the United States and world travel provide multiple subjects for interactions and engagement by all participants resulting in supportive and enduring relationships.
Attending the first DIVE INTO SERVICE trip will be Troy Dumais, USA Diving 4-time Olympian and 2012 silver medalist, Terry Powers, Vice President of USA Diving and Rob Powers, founder of American300 Tours. During the Peterson Air Force base visit, USA Diving will announce plans for future DIVE INTO SERVICE trips, including a trip to Thule Air Base, located on the northern end of Greenland. Thule Air Base is 750 miles above the Arctic Circle and is the US Armed Forces northernmost and remote military base. USA Diving with continue planning additional trips with American300 to incorporate, engage and support the other four branches of military service.
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