Rydze To Lead U.S. Team

July 3, 2006


University of Iowa diving coach Bob Rydze will serve as the United States team leader at the FINA World Cup in Chang Shu, China. Competition will be held July 19-23.

“It is an honor to represent the United States in this meet,” said Rydze. “It is also an honor to help the U.S. team in the next major step toward our final goal – the 2008 Olympic Games.”

Rydze, in his 31st year with the Hawkeyes, served as the U.S. team leader for the FINA/USA Diving Grand Prix, May 11-14 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He also represented USA Diving at the High Performance Summit April 21-27 in Beijing, China. His duties included surveying Olympic venues and meeting with the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games.