It' wasn't the usual calm before the storm, the day before the start of the competitions was jam packed. It started with the technical conference and a training session for our judges while some coaches squeezed in a last minute training with their athletes. Afterwards, Steffen Bockhahn, Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Health, School and Sports, met with members of each nation as well as sponsors in the entry hall of the town hall to officially welcome everyone to this year's FINA Diving Grand Prix in the hanseatic and university city of Rostock.
Following this official part, many found their way back to Hallenschwimmbad for technical tests, an introduction for our lifeguards and a late training. Now, though, we're really ready.