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Sherman Divers Finish 1st at Far Westerns Meet

Team Sherman Swim Divers, Daniel Zabronsky (17), Timmy Ho (7), and Bob Sherman (91 — one of the oldest divers still competing in the country!)

One of the oldest meets in the country, the Far Westerns Diving Meet, took place in Santa Clara August 9-11. What makes Far Westerns a particularly special meet, besides its long history, are the myriad events in which each diver can participate.
Athletes can dive from platforms (5, 7, or 10 meters high) which is extremely thrilling for the more courageous. And they can also dive from the conventional 1 and 3 meter springboards.
Events also include Synchronized Diving with a partner, where each diver dives from springboards side by side.
Synchronized diving has a unique scoring system where certain judges score the individual divers while other judges score the synchronicity of the two dives together.

The event is a show-stealer!

Following are the results of some of the local divers from Sherman Divers in Lafayette. These athletes competed in the Far Westerns Diving Meet at the Santa Clara International Swim Center.
Timmy Ho (7 years old from Danville):
1st place in Future Champions level 1 Boys, 3 meter, 73.50 pts.
2nd place in FC level 2 Boys, 1 meter, 97.30 pts.
Daniel Zabronsky (17 yrs old from Moraga):
1st place, 16-18 Boys Platform, 284 pts.
3rd place, 16-18 Boys 1 meter, 360.75 pts.
4th place, 16-18 Boys 3 meter, 360.75 pts.

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Bob Sherman (91 yrs old from Walnut Creek) at Far Westerns Dive Meet

Masters Champ, Bob Sherman (91 yrs young from Walnut Creek) at Far Westerns Dive Meet

Bob Sherman (91 yrs old from Walnut Creek):
1st place, Men’s Masters 90 & up, Platform, 101.55 pts.
1st place, Men’s Masters 90 & up, 1 meter, 110.20 pts.
1st place, Men’s Masters 90 & up, 3 meter, 141.50 pts.

Andy Stortroen 78 years old from Pleasant Hill):
1st place, Men’s Masters 75-79, 1 meter 184.05 pts.
1st place, Men’s Masters 75-79, 3 meter, 241.05 pts.
Charlotte Miller (13 years old from Lafayette):
12th place, Girls 14-15 JO, 1 meter, 206.4 pts.
7th place, Girls 14-15 JO, 3 meter, 209 pts.
Anna Stubbington (14 years old from Walnut Creek):
5th place, Girls 1 meter, JO, 267.30 pts.
Jayme Musacchio (15 years old from Orinda):
9th place, 14-15 Girls 1 meter, JO 234.15 pts.

Alexia Dunlavey (15 years old from Lafayette):
9th place, Girls 16-18 JO, 1 meter, 302.15
3rd place, Girls FC level 8, 3 meter, 190.15 pts.

Sherman Swim and Dive School owner, Steve Sherman said, “Most of our divers dove JO except Bob (Sherman) and Andy (Stortroen) who dove Masters. Timmy Ho dove FC (level 2), and Alexia Dunlavey dove JO 1 meter and FC (level 8) on 3 meter.”

Daniel Zabronsky and Alexia Dunlavey with their awards for the day at Far Westerns in Santa Clara, Sat, 8/10.

Daniel Zabronsky and Alexia Dunlavey with their awards for the day at Far Westerns in Santa Clara

Key: JO stands for Junior Olympic level; ‘Masters’ (the older guys), FC (Future Champions, newer divers), and ‘Senior’ the elite level
Feature photo: Daniel Zabronsky (17), Timmy Ho (7), and Bob Sherman (91 — one of the oldest divers still competing in the country!) All photos courtesy Steve Sherman, Sherman Swim School.
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