Friday, October 12, 2012
County Commissioner Al Higginbotham will make the presentation Saturday at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center.
Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham will present a commendation on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners to Olympian Chris Colwill at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center on Saturday, Oct. 13. Brandon native Colwill, whose parents Chuck and Debbie live in Southoak in south Brandon, started diving in 1990 at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center. He attended Tampa Preparatory School and went on to join the swimming and diving team at the University of Georgia. He participated in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Olympics in London. Colwill will conduct free diving clinics at the aquatic center, 405 Beverly Dr., Brandon, on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon for interested divers in the …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The two-time Olympic diver from south Brandon will help develop the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center's Blue Wave diving program.
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon, has announced that two-time Olympic diver Chris Colwill has been hired to develop the new Blue Wave diving program. A resident of south Brandon, Colwill, 27, trained at BSAC from his early youth through his high school years at Tampa Preparatory School. He went on to attend the University of Georgia where he was the 2006 National Collegiate Athletic Association Diver of the Year, and earned medals at the NCAA Championships, Southeastern Conference Championships, U.S. Open, Canadian Cup and FINA World Championships. He participated in both the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 London Games. “I am truly excited to be back home, get back to my roots and help kids get …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Brandon native will not advance to the finals in the men's 3m springboard.
A misstep on the diving board has cost Chris Colwill his chance for an Olympic medal. During the semifinals of the men’s 3m springboard Aug. 7, Colwill saw his hopes dashed after performing a lackluster fifth dive followed by a sixth and final dive in which he accidentally bounced down on the edge of the board, throwing off his dive and earning him 0 points. “It’s not the way I wanted it to end,” Colwill said to his coach, Dan Laak, following the fatal dive. Hugging the 27-year-old Brandon native, Laak told him, “Well, you’re a classy diver. You’ve had a helluva career. Not everybody can say that.” That final dive put Colwill in 18th place, meaning he will not advance to the finals.
Spolier Alert: Did Chris Colwill dive well enough to advance to the finals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London? Watch live-streaming of the finals at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 7, or read this article for a recap of this morning's live-streaming coverage.
If you're planning to watch recaps of local olympian Chris Colwill's dives today and you don't want to know how he did in his early morning dives at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, read no further. But if you want to know if his dives in the Aug. 7 semifinals were good enough to earn him a spot in today's final round of competition for the men's 3-meter springboard medals, continue reading. For Colwill, 27, who developed a love for diving as a youngster at the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center, today's semifinals were the end of the line for his 2012 Olympics medal run. Colwill finished last among the 18 divers in the semifinals after low scores on his final 2 dives. The finals are scheduled to start 2 p.m. Aug. 7. Live-streaming and …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Spolier Alert: Did Chris Colwill dive well enough to advance to the semifinals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London? Colwill trained at Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center and his family lives near Bloomingdale.
If you're planning to watch Chris Colwill's dives tonight on television and you don't want to know how he did earlier today at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, read no further. But if you want to know if his six dives today, Aug. 6, were good enough to earn him a spot in tomorrow's semifinal round of competition for the men's 3-meter springboard competition, continue reading. Colwill, 27, who developed a love for diving as a youngster at the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center, and trained there throughout his youth, dove well enough at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Aug. 6 to advance to the semifinals. Colwill placed seventh in today's preliminary round. The top 18 divers advanced to the semifinals. Colwill's family lives in the …
In what he says will be his last Olympics, the Brandon native will compete in the 2012 games today.
As the entire world watches, Brandon native and world-champion diver Chris Colwill will attempt to bring home a gold medal this week during the men's 3m springboard competition at the London Olympics. The preliminary round takes place at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 6, with the top 18 divers advancing to semifinals Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 5 a.m. Then, the top 12 from the semifinals will dive in the championship round Tuesday at 2 p.m. Colwill's parents, Chuck and Debbie Colwill of Southoak, and his longtime girlfriend, Chelsea Nauta, a competitive swimmer, will be among the spectators watching Colwill take the plunge at London's Olympic Stadium. "This is really exciting stuff," said Chuck Colwill. "We're very proud of Chris." The men's 3m springboard …
Brandon's Chris Colwill is scheduled to dive in the preliminaries today.
Watch live at 2 p.m. online http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/video-watch.html?video=preliminaries-mens-3m-springboard For now: The NBC Olympic TV listings do not indicate that the event will be on TV today, until a replay tonight sometime after 8 p.m. on NBC (WFLA). There is a half hour of programming from 2-2:30pm on MSNBC listed as TBA. You can also view live coverage of the event on your tablet or computer by going to this link.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Chris Colwill stopped by the center on Saturday to sign autographs before heading to London next week.
Thanks to Brandon native Chris Cowill, the area will be well represented when the 2012 Olympics in London get under way July 27. Colwill won a spot on the United States Olympic dive team with a picture-perfect performance in the men’s 3-meter springboard during the U.S. Olympic Trials June 24 in Federal Way, Wash. Before heading to London next week, Colwill, who now lives in Athens, Ga., paid a visit to his old training grounds, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, Saturday to thank his supporters. Colwill said he knew the moment he'd hit the water after his dive at trials that he was headed to London. "It's my favorite dive and I always save it for the end because I know I can give it 110 percent," said Colwill in between signing photos…
Friday, July 6, 2012
A reception for Olympic diver Chris Colwill will take place Saturday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Residents will have a chance to meet Olympic diver Chris Colwill and purchase a signed Team Colwill T-shirt when the Brandon native visits his old training grounds, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon. Colwill, who now lives in Athens, Ga., will be at the center Saturday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to his father, Chuck, who lives in south Brandon. “We’re putting together a sendoff for him before he heads to London,” said Chuck Colwill. “It’s a chance for Chris to thank all the people who have been supporting him.” At age 27, Colwill, a Tampa Prep graduate who trained at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, is considered one of the top divers in the country. After high school, he went on to …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Chris Colwill, who grew up in Brandon and whose parents reside in the South Oak neighborhood, qualified for the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday.
Chris Colwill is going to London. The Brandon area native earned a spot in the 2012 Olympic Games on Sunday, rallying to win the men's 3-meter springboard at the U.S. Olympic diving trials in Federal Way, WA, The Associated Press reports. It's the second Olympic trip for Colwill, 27, who finished 12th in the same event at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Colwill rallied from third place entering Sunday's finals, more than 42 points behind the leader, the AP reports. "I kind of went with a no fear approach and just tried to do the best that I could and have fun with it, and it seemed to work at the right time," Colwill said in an interview with NBC Sports' Alex Flanagan that aired live after Sunday's event. "You’re going to London, dude!" the …