It is my great pleasure to announce the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2019, a yearly competition gathering the world’s best divers in a nine-leg circuit which will kick-off in Rostock, Germany, on February 14, 2019.
Nine hosts in the five continents have been announced as part of the 2019 programme: After Rostock, the circuit will stop in Calgary (CAN) from April 4-7. It will then head to Mission Viejo (USA) from April 12-14, Madrid (ESP) from June 7-9, Bolzano (ITA) from June 14-16, Cairo (EGY) on June 21-23. The 2019 edition will then continue in Gold Coast (AUS) from November 8-11, Kuala Lumpur (MAS) on November 15-17 and will conclude in Singapore (SGP) from November 22-24.
Mission Viejo in California is a new comer in the circuit, while the Egyptian capital, Cairo, is the first African host even since the inception of the event.
The Grand Prix is a unique opportunity to enhance the visibility and media exposure of diving worldwide. It provides a platform for divers all around the world to practice at an international level, close to their home.
With the active support of our National Federations, sponsors and partners, and TV networks, the FINA Family celebrates the sport by making it accessible in different regions around the world, by attracting more athletes, more organisers and more spectators, years after years.
I would take this opportunity to express my gratitude and sincere appreciation to all the National Member Federations and Organisers of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2019. Their commitment, efficiency and support are key factors to the success of this event.
Good luck to all the participants in the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2019 and the best to win!
Dr. Julio C. Maglione