Bainbridge diver Kiernan Liberman (right) stands with Coach Chris Miller at the U.S. Diving Junior Olympic National Championships. (Photo courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Diving Club)

Bainbridge diver Kiernan Liberman (right) stands with Coach Chris Miller at the U.S. Diving Junior Olympic National Championships. (Photo courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Diving Club)

Liberman competes at Nationals

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:39am
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Kiernan Liberman of Bainbridge Island Diving Club represented Bainbridge Island at the U.S. Diving Junior Olympic National Championships held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27-30.

An incoming junior at Bainbridge High School this year, this is Liberman’s second time attending U.S. Diving Junior Olympic National Championships; last year in the boys 14-15 age group on 1-meter and 3-meter springboard and the platform event, and this year in the 16-18 Boys age group on 1-meter and 3-meter springboards.

Liberman did not advance past the preliminary rounds, though Coach Chris Miller said, “He made a good showing at the bottom of his age group and the coaches and judges took note!”

Liberman is the first Bainbridge diver to go to National’s two years in a row, and, in two separate age groups. The last Bainbridge Island diver to attend National’s was Olaf Olson in 2005 in the 14-15 boys age group. Earlier this year, Kiernan won the WIAA 3A Boys 1-meter event at the state swimming & diving state championships held in Federal Way.

The Bainbridge Island Diving Club team is on hiatus until mid September.

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