1980 National AAU Masters Indoor Diving Championships, May 24-25,1980, The Woodlands, Texas. Dave McKeehan, meet director. This was another year for rule changes. 70-79 was broken down into 5 year age brackets and the Grand Masters events were expanded to GMI-21-34, GMII-35-49, and GMIII-50 & up. The tower events were also broken down into 10 year age brackets. 1980 was also the start of the Jolly John Sable Award, in loving memory of Jolly John Sable, a great and unique senior masters diver, who passed away in March 1980 at the age of 76. Awarded each year to the male and female diver displaying outstanding performance in National diving competition.
1980 National AAU Masters Outdoor Diving Championships, August 29-31,1980, Clovis, California. Bill McAlister, meet director.
1981 U. S. Diving Masters National Indoor Diving Championships, April 11-12, 1981, Monmouth, NJ. Dick Steadman, meet director. Note, this was the changeover year from AAU to US Diving.
1981 U.S. Diving Masters National Outdoor Diving Championships, August 21-23, 1981, Park Ridge, IL. Ted Kersting, Jim Blickenstaff, meet directors.
1982 U.S. Diving Masters National Indoor Diving Championships, May 15-16, 1982, The Woodlands, TX. Dick Smith, meet director.
1982 Masters National Sports Festival
1982 Masters National Sports Festival, Outdoor Diving Championships, sponsored by the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. Held at Kelly Pool, Philadelphia, PA., August 12-15, 1982. Tom Hairabedian, representative from Masters Diving, meet coordinator. Alan Doering, meet director. This was a one time event and has not been repeated.
1982 U.S. Diving Masters Outdoor National Diving Championships, August 27-29, 1982, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ. Ward O’Connell, meet director.
1983 U.S. Diving Masters Indoor National Diving Championships, May 20-21, 1983, Lincoln, Nebraska. Ed Craren and Jeff Huber, meet directors.
1983 U.S. Diving Masters National Outdoor Diving Championships, Sept. 9-11, 1983, Industry Hills, Calif. Rick Earley, meet director.
1984 U.S. Diving Masters Indoor National Diving Championships, May 19-21, 1984, Milwaukee, WI. Joan Schalk, Jay Lerew, meet directors. This was the first time for an indoor tower event.
1984 U.S. Diving Masters Outdoor National Diving Championships, Sept. 7-9, 1984, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. David Neilson, Ted Keller, Sally Hansell, meet directors. 28 new world records were set at this meet, attended by 90 divers, the largest turnout to date. Welcome to Ibone Belausteguigoitia, a former Mexican Olympic diver, who will from here on in be listed as Ibone Bel’g’tia, for editorial purposes. (Hope you don’t mind Ibone, the length of your last name has to be abbreviated for format purposes.)