Name: Tyler Downs
Sport: Diving
Height: 5' 10"
DOB: 7/19/2003
Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.
Hometown: Ballwin, Mo.
High School: Laurel Springs Online School (2021)
Team/Club: Ripfest
Coach(es): John WIngfield
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 Sagamihara and Beijing World Series team member
  • 2018 World Junior Diving Championships silver medalist (1-meter)
  • Three-time Junior Pan American Championships team member (2015, 2017, 2019)
  • 2019 Junior Pan American Championships: gold, 3-meter and synchronized 3-meter; bronze, 1-meter and platform
  • Six-time individual junior national champion
Personal: Son of Theresa and Donnie Downs...Tyler is the youngest of seven children...Started diving at age five...Trains six to eight hours a day, six to seven days a week...His favorite dive is 207C from 10-meter...His favorite diver is Jack Laugher...Tyler competed in his first junior nationals in 2013 and in his first senior nationals in 2016...While he doesn't typically listen to music during competition, when he does it is usually rap music...To prepare for the 2019 season, Tyler has changed his workouts in the pool, dryland and weight room. He has also changed his mental game...For 2019, he hopes to stay consistent during the season and to just have fun...Tyler considers the hardest part about training is waking up early because he lives an hour and 20 minutes away from his training...His favorite pre-competition meal is to get in carbs the night before he competes. The morning of competition, Tyler usually eats scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, toast and some juice...Outside of competition, Tyler's favorite meal is anything at Chick-fil-A because it is the best place ever and he could eat it all day if he could...If he could do any other profession, he would probably play soccer because he played soccer for awhile and it was a lot of fun...Tyler's favorite diver is David Boudia...He would describe himself as funny, outgoing and determined...His favorite TV show is How to Get Away with Murder...If Tyler could meet anyone it would be Billie Eilish
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