USA National Diving Competition at Rose Bowl Aquatics Center

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The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is a little known facility in the Arroyo below the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena.  This week it should finally hit the map!  The RBAC is hosting the US National Diving Championships with the best divers in the country competing, including the Olympic team for the upcoming Beijing Olympics.  If you are anywhere in the area, take time to come see the best diving in the country and some of the best in the world.  Tickets are very reasonable at $10 for adults and $7 for kids during the week and $18 for adults and $15 for kids for the finals over the weekend.  The schedule of events is as follows.


Tuesday, July 22 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 1: Women’s 3-Meter Synchronized Prelims. 2: Men’s 10-Meter Prelims. 3: Men’s 3-Meter Prelims. 4: Women’s 10-Meter Synchronized Prelims.

Wednesday, July 23 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 m 5: Women’s 3-Meter Quarterfinals 6: Men’s 1-Meter Semifinals 7: Women’s 3-Meter Semifinals 8: Men’s 1-Meter Finals

Thursday, July 24 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 9: Men’s 3-Meter Quarterfinals 10: Women’s 1-Meter Semifinals 11: Men’s 3-Meter Semifinals 12: Women’s 1-Meter Finals

Friday, July 25 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 13: Women’s 10-Meter Quarterfinals 14: Women’s 10-Meter Semifinals 15: Men’s 10-Meter Quarterfinals 16: Men’s 10-Meter Semifinals

Saturday, July 26 12:00 – 4:30 17: Women’s 3-Meter Finals 18: Men’s 10-Meter Finals 19: Women’s 3-Meter Synchronized Finals 20: Men’s 10-Meter Finals

Sunday, July 27 12:00 – 4:30 21: Men’s 3-Meter Finals 22: Women’s 10-Meter Finals 23: Men’s 3-Meter Synchronized Finals 24: Women’s 10-Meter Synchronized Finals


There is also a gala on Sunday which should be a great time with the Olympic Team putting on a diving exhibition and a pool-side meal.  Information is as follows:

Bid Bon Voyage and Best Wishes to Members of the U.S. Olympic Dive Team as they Depart for Beijing, China and the Games of the XXIX Olympiad

Reception, Diving Exhibition and Poolside Dining with the Olympians and Coaches

Presentation of the First Recipient of the Van Austin/Roland King Award

Honorary Co-Chairman Chairman, LA84 Foundation Board of Directors Thomas Larkin, Jr.

Honorary Co-Chairman Masters World and National Dive Champion Felix Grossman

Honorary Co-Chairman 1948 & 1952 Gold Medal Olympian - Diving Dr. Sammy Lee

Master of Ceremonies, Olympian and ESPN Commentator, John Naber

“Go for the Gold” Fireworks DisplayOlympic

Contact the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center for gala tickets and more information.




Comments (1)

AAFRBAC Employee


Thanks for drumming up interest for our event this week.  This is not an official response, I'm simply an employee that happened to stumble across your blog.

Just a few things to note:

1.  Tickets for Sat/Sun are actually $15 for adults, $10 for seniors(55+)/children(17-3).

2.  We also offer full event passes, $50 for adults and $35 for seniors/children.  Those passes actually consist of 4 week-day tickets and 2 week-end tickets so if you have a friend, you can give them your extra ticket from the event you missed yesterday.

3.  For further information the best bet would be to call the center at (626)564-0330 ext. 406 for Mary Pinola who is coordinating a large portion of the event.  If she cannot be reached (she's in and out of her office all day) the front-desk can answer most questions at ext. 401 or 402.

4.  The e-mail address for our diving department is actually although they are also extremely busy and may not be able to answer any e-mails.

Thanks again and we hope to see you here soon!

-AAFRBAC Employee

Jul 23, 2008 07:02 AM