|Club||John Ricci||Hershey Dive Club||Hershey||PA|
|High School||John Ricci|
Conference, Districts, and State Championship High school meets
|Years diving||USA Diving||AAU|
District champ (2012) and runner up (2013,14)
My name is Jonas Ricci and I'm a 17 year old junior from Palmyra, PA. I have been diving competitively for 11 years, and would like to dive in college as well. I would like to attend a college that supplies me with an exceptional education as well as a great athletic experience.
The pool I dive in has two 1m springboards. Through camps and other opportunities that have come up over the years, I have had a small bit of experience on 3m as well. During my main winter season (October-March), I dive 6 days a week, and have dryland trampoline training 3 times a week as well.
current 1m opts: 105b, 203b, 305c, 405c, 5132d
current 3m opts: 105b, 205c, 305c, 405c, 5132d
Dives I'm working on in the belt as well as in the water: 205c(1m), 5233d(1/3m), 107c(1/3m), 5152b (1/3m)
In diving, I'm a natural leader on my team. Having the most experience, divers of all ages look to me as an example of how they should behave not just during practice and meets, but outside the pool.
Outside of athletics, I strive to be a mature and responsible person. I stay out of trouble and set an example of how an athlete should act when they are not performing in their specific discipline.
As a diver I pursue healthy athletic performance in many ways. First, I exercise regularly and make healthy decisions that will not harm my body. Another way I practice healthy athletic-performance is through putting just as much effort into academics as I do athletics. Having discipline with school work and challenging myself in academics carries over into my positive attitude with athletics.
It has been my privilege to be apart of my high school's student council. As a member of student council, I play a major role in determining what types of activities and opportunities will be offered to the student body.
What makes this rewarding is when a big event like a school dance or assembly takes place, and people come up to you and thank you for the hard work you put into making the event happen.
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