The 2009 German Splashdiving Championships, presented by Mentos, are fast approaching. On May 16th-17th, Germany will open their National Championships to all nations in an effort to provide more opportunities for competition in the sport.
Germany, last year’s World Championship team winners, has led the international field in innovation and organization.
The German Championship event will be the first major international competition for the newly formed team from the UK, which hosted their own Nationals last fall. The open championships this May are also expected to draw athletes from other top Splashdiving nations such as the Philippines and Switzerland. However, the 2009 World Championship title won’t be decided until August.
Rumors are also going around that Splashdiving could make an appearance at the X-Games, the world’s elite level competition for alternative sports.