Diver named to Pan Am juniors

Emily Schmidt diving at Pan Am Games

Thirteen-year-old Emily Schmidt is at the Pan American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia, wrapping up on Monday.

Schmidt, of Saanich, is the only diver from the Boardworks diving club at Saanich Commonwealth Place to join the 24-member junior diving team.

Schmidt will compete in all three disciplines: the springboard, 3 m and 10 m tower platform. She qualified for the games in July when she won all three diving events for her age group at the 2011 Speedo Junior National Championships in Quebec.

The Medellin facility is outdoors, offering the added challenge of heat, wind, rain and sun.

 

Just Posted

Municipal watchdog calls Victoria councillors’ request for salary increase ‘boneheaded’

Grumpy Taxpayer$ wish to see reductions in councillor wages to meet local average

Sno’uyutth Day event cancelled

Organizers focused on ‘spreading good energy’ throughout the coming year

Site where rockslide occurred along Malahat is too narrow for rock blasting or drilling: Emcon

‘Rockfalls are inevitable, so we try to increase our response times,’ says representative

Fire at BC Hydro substation extinguished quickly

The fire was contained to one piece of equipment

VIDEO: The sticky truth about winter moths and how Greater Victoria arborists fight them

Winter moths have ‘killed a lot of trees’ across the region, says Oak Bay arborist

‘Midget’ no more: Sweeping division name changes coming to minor hockey in Canada

Alpha-numeric division names will be used for the 2020-2021 season and beyond

Ottawa urges CN and union to continue talks as 3,200 workers go on strike

The rail workers began their strike after failing to reach a deal by a midnight deadline

Trans Mountain received $320M in government subsidies in first half 2019: report

The money included $135.8 million in direct subsidies and $183.8 million in indirect subsidies

Student tells B.C. Supreme Court she wasn’t allowed to leave indigenous smudging ceremony

Girl cross-examined Monday in Nanaimo courtroom, case continues Tuesday

UPDATED: Vancouver Island’s Joe gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty case

Melissa Tooshley expected in court on Thursday in same case

B.C. pushes for greater industry ‘transparency’ in gasoline pricing

Legislation responds to fuel price gap of up to 13 cents

Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

UBC said 11 of its 32 students completing programs in Hong Kong have already left

Most Read