We received an update about Kaitlin Simons (NMS Choir Beast) and just had to pass the good news on!! Here is a note from her mom that will let you all know what exciting things she has been up to this summer!!
Hi Everyone, Hope you are all enjoying the summer break and have found time to enjoy family and friends. We have been very busy lately and I thought I would send out a quick update on Kaitlin. She had an incredible week this past week at the Junior Olympic National Diving Qualifiers. SHE MADE NATIONALS for both 1 and 3 meter springboard. On the 3 meter board she placed 6th and missed 1st place by only 10 pts. (that is a very small margin in diving). The following day she competed on the 1 meter board and absolutely crushed the competition… SHE WON GOLD!!! I don’t really know all the details right now, but I do know that her 1st place finish moves her directly to the National finals (no prelims) and depending on those results she will be ranked in the top 18 in the country for her age group. The kids that go to finals at nationals are usually the group that USA diving uses to select their international team from. She doesn’t have the experience to be selected, but it is just exciting to see how much her hard work has payed off.
Nationals runs the last week of July to the first week of August.
CONGRATULAIONS TO KAITLIN AND THE SIMONS FAMILY!!!