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100 volunteers needed for Junior National Diving Championships in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — There’s an immediate need for volunteers for next week’s junior diving championships.

As News 8 found out, the weeklong event is expected to draw in hundreds of young divers from across Indiana and the nation.

Daryn Wright, 17, is a natural in the water. She’s been diving for nearly the last 10 years.

“I love the rush that it just gives you, when you go in the water. Just standing up there, on 10 meter, the adrenaline that you get is just unreal. You don’t feel that anywhere else,” Wright said.

She’s just one of more than 500 people that’ll take part in next week’s USA Diving Junior National Championships at the IU Natatorium on campus at IUPUI.

“I’m so excited.” Wright said. “It has been a long time since we have had the Junior Nationals, around two years, and I’m very excited to have it be back and compete.”

The Indiana Sports Corp needs people to dive in and help with that competition for what’s called deck control.

“There’s a couple things with the volunteer position that make it a little exclusive. One, you’re on deck with the athletes. Your role is to really designate who can be on deck, who can’t,” said Brett Kramer, the director of public relations at Indiana Sports Corp.

Kramer told News 8 they’re looking for around 100 volunteers. You’ll need to pass a background check and take a 90-minute, safe-sports training session.

“We’re just looking for people that are excited and enthusiastic and willing to help us out for this event,” Kramer explained.

Back at the IU Natatorium, Wright said this event is important, and it means a lot to these young divers that volunteers step up to help.

“It helps make the meets run smoother. You get to interact with everyone. The whole environment is just a fun environment. It’s just great to have the help around,” Wright explained.

The competition begins Wednesday.

To learn more, click here. You can learn more or sign up by sending an email to volunteers@indianasportscorp.org

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