Name: Krysta Palmer
Sport: Diving
Height: 5'6"
DOB: 6/13/1992
Hometown: Gardnerville, Nev.
College: University of Nevada
Team/Club: Nevada Diving Club
Coach(es): Jianli You
World Championship Experience
  • 2019: 10th (3-meter synchro)
  • 2017: Bronze (mixed 3-meter/10-meter team event), 37th (3-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 World Cup team member (5th on 3-meter, bronze medalist on mixed team event)
  • 2019 national champion, 3-meter synchro
  • 2019 FINA USA Grand Prix, gold medalist on women's 3-meter synchro
  • 2018 Bolzano FINA Grand Prix silver medalist on women's 3-meter synchro
Personal: Krysta is the daughter of Mitch and Vicki Palmer, and she has one sibling, Devin...Her grandfather Norman Palmer was on the U.S. national ski team. ...Krysta did not start diving until age 20...She participated in gymnastics for seven years and trampoline for eight years prior to starting her diving career...She competed for the U.S. internationally in trampoline in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Russia...Injuries (torn patellar tendon in her left knee and torn ACL, MCL and LCL in right knee) restricted her from reaching her full potential and she has since switched to diving...She competed in her first senior nationals in 2015, and her favorite dive is 5154B...She says the hardest part about her training is keeping her legs strong. ...Krysta would describe herself as positive, vibrant and easy going...If Krysta could meet anyone, it would be Ellen DeGeneres ...A typical pre-competition meal for Krysta is eggs with some type of carbohydrate (toast, bagel, etc.) and some fruit...Krysta is a volunteer Assistant Diving Coach and Club Diving for University of Nevada, Reno and Nevada Diving...For the 2019 season, she is working with TeamV to benefit in weight training, sports psychology and medical recovery. Krysta's goals for 2019 include perform in her first World Series competition and to qualify for World Championships...Outside of competition, her favorite meal is a burrito. Breakfast burritos are easily her favorite food...In her spare time, Krysta speaks to youth elementary schools about sports, work ethic and health...She would like to one day perform with Cirque du Soleil and become a collegiate diving coach. ...If Krysta could do any other profession, she would be a professional snowboarder...Her favorite diver is Tania Cagnotto...Something people would be surprised to learn about Krysta is that she's done a 24-hour motorcycle ride in one day and covered 1,200 miles