About 20 divers will gather at Skyview High School Saturday for the Alaska Springboard Diving Association Summer Champion-ships.
The championships, which are one of two state meets the association holds each year, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at about 1:30 p.m.
According to Vickie Blake, the meet director, the championships are open to nearly all ages. Divers will compete on the 1- and 3-meter springboards.
The Kenai Peninsula Dive Club, which is made up of athletes from the central peninsula, will have about nine divers at the championships.
Blake said it is an important meet for divers seeking to further their careers.
"The Alaska association holds two meets a year, and the results can go in information for scholarships," she said. "Colleges are interested in state championships, so it could be, potentially, what gets a scholarship at a college."
Blake said the Kenai Peninsula Dive Club is excited about the meet because they have a chance to take a state title from the Chugiak Divers.
"Usually, they take home the trophy because they have more numbers," Blake said. "They don't have that advantage this year.
"We've got a good chance of taking it this year."
The local dive club practices Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Practices are at Soldotna High School.
Potential divers interested in joining should call Blake at 283-9460.
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