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Croft Vaughn, springboard diving coach of Team New York Aquatics (TNYA), was a competitive high-school diver in Indiana, where he medaled at State competitions.  He trained under 2008 Olympic coach John Wingfield at Ball State University Dive Camps.  Later, he represented NYU Diving with Todd Kolean, and Olympic silver medalist Scott Donie as his coaches. He taught diving at NYU for 3 years before he was recruited to launch the diving program with TNYA, a Manhattan based swimming, diving, and water polo team in the United States Masters Swimming Metropolitan network.  In its first year of operations, TNYA Diving brought 4 divers to the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) competitions, where they brought home 7 gold medals and 2 silvers.  Now in their second year, they brought 9 competitors to IGLA in Iceland, where they dominated the competitions. Croft is also a playwright, a storyteller, and an avid Country-Western dancer in New York City (he is the 2011 and 2012 advanced line dance champion for the IAGLCWDC). Amidst the 30th Olympic Games in London, he gives us an insider’s view into the physics, psychology, and fun behind this beautiful and exacting sport.

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