NBC Insider Exclusive

Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive show news, updates, and more!

Sign Up For Free to View
NBC Insider Olympics

Who’s on the U.S. Olympic Diving Team? Meet the Athletes Going to the Paris Games

Dynamic duo Sarah Bacon and Kassidy Cook are among the athletes to have qualified in Knoxville.

By Jax Miller

The 2024 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials have wrapped up in Knoxville, Tennessee, and only the best of the best will be diving headfirst into the Summer Games in Paris to vie for the gold.

Trials kicked off Monday, June 17, 2024, at the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, beginning with the Women’s Synchronized 3m Preliminaries and Finals. They concluded Sunday, June 23, 2024, with the Men’s 3m and the Women’s 10m Finals, where 11 of 12 quota spots were fulfilled, making up the elite team that will go on to represent the red, white, and blue in France’s capital for the Summer Games between July 26 and August 11, 2024, broadcasting live on NBC and Peacock.

Read below for an updated list of which divers have made Team USA.

RELATED: USA Basketball Women's National Team's Roster Revealed

Kassidy Cook and Sarah Bacon qualify for the Summer Games

Sarah Bacon holds up her medal during the 2019 FINA World Championships

Best friends Kassidy Cook, 29, and Sarah Bacon, 27, are the first divers to qualify for the U.S. Diving Team after beating Olympic hopefuls Alison Gibson and Krysta Palmer in the Women’s 3m Synchronized Springboard event. The 2024 Games will mark Cook’s second trip to the Olympics since placing 13th at the Rio Games in 2016, and Bacon’s first following a series of injuries.

Notably, Bacon was the Team Trials’ only athlete to never before qualify for the Olympics.

Only two divers (one pair) are able to qualify for the 3m Synchronized Springboard event, meaning this is the end of the road for Gibson and Palmer as a partnership. The pair previously beat Cook and Bacon during the 2020 trials and later placed eighth at the Tokyo Games in 2021.

At Monday’s event, Cook and Bacon, who’d placed fourth at the 2023 World Championships, led with more than 30 points on their competition with a score of 629.82 across five Preliminary and five Finals dives.

Kassidy Cook diving during the 3 Meter Preliminary round of the AT&T USA Grand Prix Diving in 2011

“I’m just so excited to be back on that stage,” Cook told NBC. “I’ve been through a lot, and we’ve been through a lot as a team. Injuries, COVID, just having to bounce back from a lot.”

Full list of U.S. Olympic Divers

Men's 3m Springboard

Andrew Capobianco
Carson Tyler

Men's 10m Platform

Carson Tyler

Women's 3m Springboard

Sarah Bacon
Alison Gibson

Women's 10m Platform

Delaney Schnell

Men's Synchronized 3m Springboard

Tyler Downs
Greg Duncan

Women's Synchronized 3m Springboard

Sarah Bacon
Kassidy Cook

Women's Synchronized 10m Platform

Jessica Parratto
Delaney Schnell

Don't Miss

Watch live coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26, on NBC and Peacock beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Telemundo will provide Spanish-language coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Primetime coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock.

Originally published Jun 18, 2024.

Read more about: