Maggie Squire Wins Big Again in the Pool
Two years ago, as a 14-year-old, Maggie Squire was selected to the New Zealand National Diving Team and competed in her first non-age group international events in the Gold Coast and Malaysian Grand Prix Diving Championships. She showed a strong first showing in the senior diving world, making a semi-final amongst seasoned Commonwealth and Olympic divers. On an upward trajectory, Covid hit and crushed all opportunities to compete internationally. With lockdowns and pool closures stifling local training, the team resorted to diving off the Murray's Bay pier when the tides allowed!
Maggie recently competed at the Auckland Diving Championships held in Henderson over two weekends. In all six events she entered, Maggie won gold, including the Open Women's 1-metre springboard and Open Women's 3-metre springboard and exceeded the qualifying mark by 20 points for the 2022 FINA World Diving Championships in Budapest scheduled for July. Maggie has just been awarded a prestigious International FINA Development Scholarship to pay for training costs and travel over the coming year, which should prove helpful now that International competitions are finally back on the cards.