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The Future of Cliff Diving (Pt. 10 of 10)

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Post-education should entail action: you’ve learned about the athletes, the sport, and the culture. Now what? The men of USA Cliff Diving have worked incredibly hard to create the lifestyle they enjoy on a daily basis, but where do they and the sport they love go from here, and how can someone like you or I help?

The vision for USA Cliff Diving has always revolved around a set of goals determined by David Colturi, Andy Jones, Steven Lobue, and Kyle Mitrione. That vision is clear: Help cliff diving reach it’s greatest potential

Predrag Vuckovic / Red Bull Content Pool

Since the sports beginnings, the boundaries of Cliff Diving have continuously been pushed to new heights (quite literally), as the number of athletes and supporters grow, due in large part to Red Bull and the formation of the Cliff Diving World Series, now in its 8th season. Between more opportunities for competition, to the new levels of progression in diving technique, the transformation of this sport over the past few years has been astronomical.

Paulo Calisto / Red Bull Content Pool

One of the biggest drivers to continue growing this sport or any niche endeavor for that matter, is increasing the level of exposure the general public has to it (so if you’ve been reading along over the past few weeks, you’re already ahead of the gang). Through online reach and dynamic content, televised events in an expanding list of incredible locations all over the world, and an enthusiastic fan base, the future of Cliff Diving looks bright as the divers hope to introduce the sport they love to the world. But aside from competition, the guys of USA Cliff Diving also would like to engage the next generation of potential divers by hosting clinics or camps to aid and appeal to those interested in diving or simply finding a new passion. 

“We want to be a resource for divers, coaches, and anyone else that is involved in the sport.” – Kyle Mitrione

Currently, the fellas are competing around the world, with the tour already having stopped in: Texas, United States; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, or do they?  We know you may not be able to take some summer-leave to chase these men around the world, but aside from watching them on live streams or TV, there's another way in which you can directly support them: help spread the word about their campaign with The Frynge. There are only a few weeks left, but we are excited about finishing up this campaign strong and seeing how the rest of the season unfold's for the divers. As always, thanks for the continued support! 

This is the last part of our series with the USA Cliff Diving Team, so make sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with their season, their travels and the development of this amazing sport!

Dean Treml / Red Bull Content Pool

Romina Amato / Red Bull Content Pool

Romina Amato / Red Bull Content Pool

 

                                       
Part 9 - An Unconventional Lifestyle

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Joseph Miller is a freelance writer based in Richmond, VA. He received his BS in Creative Advertising from Virginia Commonwealth University. In between writing editorials and content pieces, Joseph is currently training for his first half marathon, though his love for snacks may stunt his performance. www.josephhuntermiller.com 

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