(L-R) J. Colin, Diving Control Coordinator of the Mexican Swimming Federation;
A. Acosta, Diving VP of the Mexican Federation and Baja California Sports Director,
S. C. Verdugo. Photo/Baja California Sports and Physical Culture Institute.
TIJUANA, February 14, 2012 - The first inspection visit made by Mexican Swimming Federation Officers to the Baja California’s Aquatic Complex prior to the FINA Diving World Series has been completed.
Mexican Federation Diving Vice-president, Alberto Acosta, and Diving Control Coordinator Juan Colin held also a meeting with the Local Organizing Committee represented by the Baja California Sports and Physical Culture Institute.
A tour around the facilities was part on the inspection to check details about the technical areas as well as the adequation of spaces that will be used by the competitors, media and special guests.
After some events that have been previously held in Mexico, the Federation Officers expect a succesful competition on the last day of the Series. “The previous experience achieved due to some other events in the country will be useful when talking about technical issues”, said Acosta.
But despite that, the Federation as well as the Local Organizing Committee want to give an extra for the event. “We want to give a special touch to it, and one of the best ways to do it is with a special attention and hospitality for our visitors”, said Acosta.
Four years ago, when the Series took place for the first time in Tijuana, FINA member and Life Honorary President, Eldon Godfrey was very satisfied with the work done by the Baja California Sports Institute as well as the Mexican Federation.
“We are aware of the commitment and we also have that previous experience achieved in many International events like this, but we want to improve that experience this time”, stated Baja California Sports Director, Saul Castro Verdugo.
“Almost at the same time, we will host other events such as an International Cup, the Norceca’s Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and during the competition there will be many national teams and delegations arriving from many countries”, Castro added.
Mexico will host the last of the four dates that are part of the FINA Diving World Series Calendar along with Dubai; Beijing, China and Moscow, Russia. The competition in Tijuana is scheduled on April 20 and 21st.
“We are expecting to have the best divers of the World with the Olympic Games of London 2012 just around the corner, and this will be a unique opportunity at home in a very important year”, said Acosta.
For the fifth time, Mexico will host the Diving World Series, and the same time, this is a parameter of preparation on the road to the 2017 FINA World Championships that will be held in Guadalajara, host city of the 2011 Pan American Games. (By Arturo Amador)