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Diving deep

A look into the future of Paly diving: two promising freshmen, Reed Merritt ('16) and Mimi Lin ('16), who have bright careers ahead of them.
April 26, 2013

Few sports have a lower performance to training time ratio than does diving - an Olympic repertoire typically lasts no more than a minute or two, a high school six-dive lasts no more than 30 seconds. That...

2012 London Olympics preview

2012 London Olympics preview
June 22, 2012

The Viking will provide online, Twitter and Facebook updates on Paly's Olympic hopefuls and Olympians beginning Monday, June 25 at the 2012 USA Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebr. until...

Boys’ Swimming takes second; Girls’ Swimming takes third at 2012 CCS meet

Margaret Wenslau ('12) swam the last leg in the 200yd freestyle relay in the CCS championship finals. The group finished second to Gunn's A team with a time of 1:37.03. Photo by Scotty Bara
May 12, 2012

After two long days of competition, boys' swimming and diving took second and girls' swimming and diving took third in the 2012 Central Coast Section Championships at Santa Clara Swim Center. Bellarmine...

Swimming and diving sweep SCVAL championships; marks tenth consecutive girls’ title

Head coach Danny Dye (Center) and assistant coaches Angela Duckworth and Lucy McComas take a celebratory dip in the Lynbrook pool after learning of their teams' wins. Coach Dye is hoping to have both the girls' and boys' teams end up first at the CCS championships too.
May 5, 2012

The Paly swimming and diving teams swept all four varsity divisions of boys' and girls' swimming and diving, at the 2012 Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championships (SCVALs) yesterday for the first...

Brief: Girls’ swimming and diving wins tenth consecutive League Championship; Boys win too

Girls' and boys' swimming and diving sweep a record-breaking win at 2012 League Championships, winning all four divisions and giving the girls their tenth straight League Championship win.
May 4, 2012

Head coach Danny Dye's ritual dunking into the Lynbrook pool marked the Lady Vikes' tenth consecutive league win at the League Championships and the boys' seventh win in Dye's eight years with Paly. The...

League Diving Update

May 2, 2012

Paly divers showed a dominating performance at the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championships yesterday, sweeping first, second and third in the girls' division and first in the boys'. Captain...

Diving qualifies two more for CCS

Alex Francis ('13) opens his pike in preparation for entering the water in a front 1.5 somersault pike.
April 20, 2012

Varsity girls' diving qualified two more girls, Serena Yee ('13) and Phoebe So ('14), for the Central Coast Section Championships today at the Palo Alto-hosted Section Challenge 11-dive varsity meet. Divers...

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