Canada ready to virtually host inaugural FINA Diving Grand Prix 2021

The 2021 edition of the FINA Diving Grand Prix kicks-off on Thursday May 27, as Canada will be virtually hosting the first leg until May 30.

Several locations at a time will be able to remotely join the competition and screens will be displayed simultaneously, as divers will perform from the comfort of their home pool.

The competition's schedule of the first leg of the 2021 circuit unfolds as follows:

Start Time – 10:00am (GMT-4), finals to be held on Saturday and Sunday

Thursday – May 27

10:00 Men's 3m prelim

12:00 Women's 10m prelim

Friday - May 28

10:00 Women's 3m prelim

12:00 Men's 10m prelim

Saturday - May 29

10:00 Men and Women's 10m synchro final

11:00 Men's 3m final

12:35 Women's 10m final

Sunday - May 30

10:00 Men and Women's 3m synchro final

11:15 Men's 10m final

12:45 Women's 3m final

Divers from Canada, Great Britain and Slovenia have registered to participate. National clubs from four cities (Saskatoon, SK, Toronto, ON, Montreal, QC and Victoria, BC) will enter the competition, while the event will be managed in different areas across the country. Judges will be located in Canada, USA, and the UK.

The competition will be live streamed on FINA.org, free of charge.

Despite the current context dictated by the pandemic, and recognising the disruptions due to travel restrictions and different requirements and protocols specific to each country, the Grand Prix hosts are finding alternative ways to stage the 2021 circuit. Malaysia, Spain, Germany, Italy and Australia have also voiced their interest in staging one of the legs this year and logistical arrangements are being discussed. Dates will be announced at a later stage.

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