MCCORMICK Riley < Back  
Sport Diving
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 25 Aug 1991 in Victoria, CAN
Height1.72 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Arizona State University: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? He was playing in a swimming pool in Victoria, BC, Canada, when he was captivated by the divers on the springboards at the pool. His father noticed and enrolled him in a 'Learn to Dive' programme even though he barely knew how to swim.
Club / Team Boardworks: Victoria, BC, CAN
Name of coach Tommy McLeod
Training Regime He trains twice a day , for a total of five hours.
General Interest
Hobbies Inline skating, trampolining, riding his bike, computer games, photography, reading. (rileymccormick.ca, 09 Sep 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2012 Olympic trials. (thesundevils.com, 2013)
Hero / Idol Canadian diver Alexandre Despatie, Canadian baseball pitcher Rich Harden, Canadian triathlete Simon Whitfield. (Diving Canada, 23 Jan 2007)
Awards and honours He was named the Pacific-10 Conference Diver of the Year in 2009/10 and 2010/11. (Facebook profile, 10 Jul 2013)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (statepress.com, 06 Sep 2012)