Ottawa teen to compete on Canada’s diving team at Paris Olympics

Diving Plongeon Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee unveiled Team Canada’s roster of diving athletes nominated to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and one Ottawa native was selected. 

Kate Miller is set to join Team Canada diving athletes to compete at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Miller, 19, will be making her Olympic debut in July — pairing up with Calgary’s Caeli McKay, 24, to compete in the women’s 10-metre synchro event.

Miller, who started diving at age six, made her start at the World Aquatics Championships in 2023, where she teamed with McKay to finish eighth in the women’s 10-metre synchro event.

The pair went on to win 10-metre synchro silver at the 2023 World Aquatics Diving World Cup Super Final, only a few weeks later.

That year, they took home 10-metre synchro silver at the Pan Am Games in Santiago. 

Most recently, McKay and Miller placed sixth in the 10-metre synchro event at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships, qualifying them for Paris 2024.

They continued to win a pair of synchro silver medals at the World Cup in Berlin and the World Cup Super Final in Xi’an, China. 

According to the Canadian Olympic Committee, the five diving athletes on Team Canada include:

The nominated athletes were selected to join Team Canada based on their performances at the 2024 Canadian Diving Trials, which took place from May 17 to 19 in Windsor, Ontario.

“Last year, we demonstrated our prowess by winning medals at the World Championships and World Cups, proving that Canada stands among the best in the world. We’re heading to Paris with an outstanding group of athletes, each dedicated to delivering their best performance for Canada at the Olympic Games,” Mitch Geller, Chief Technical Officer and Team Leader for Diving Plongeon Canada, said.

Based on the Canadian Olympic Committee press release, Team Canada’s diving team for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games also includes the following coaches and support staff:

  • Nancy Brawley (Ottawa, Ontario) – Team Manager
  • Mary Carroll (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – National Team Coach
  • Mitch Geller (Ottawa, Ontario) – Team Leader
  • Yihua Li (Pointe-Claire, Quebec) – National Team Coach
  • Jean-Sébastien Rondeau (Montreal, Quebec) – Team Physiotherapist
  • Alexandra Piché (Montreal, Québec) – Media Attaché

“I am very proud of the Team Canada divers selected for the Olympic Games this summer. These athletes embody excellence and perseverance, and each of their dives demonstrates their passion and commitment, shaped by years of effort to become ever more precise and powerful,” said Bruny Surin, Team Canada chef de mission for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

To view the latest Team Canada Paris 2024 roster, click here.

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