I love to go to swim meets that are not at Maine-Endwell. You see, my son is a diver, not a swimmer. He does occasionally swim exhibition heats but he does not swim much. He dives. So why do I dislike going to home meets? Maine-Endwell does not currently have a diving board for diving during swim meets.
When my son, who is now a senior in high school, began diving in middle school, I presumed that the divers would dive at the same pool they practiced at – a neighboring high school – and then come over to the meet at Maine-Endwell with scores. Of course, I didn’t realize that most meets are scheduled for the same days so the pool would be in use. I also didn’t realize that this would mean additional officials in a sport where, as far as I can tell, officials are at a premium. So, for divers at Maine-Endwell, you only dive in away meets so half your meets are without your specialty.
Last night, I actually got to Oneonta High School with time to take some still shots during diving warmups. Below is what the three boys look like on the board or in the water or in a splash. Please be nice – I don’t have a fancy camera.