The Gold Standard
Fort Knox, KY | January 31, 2014
There's a group of Fort Knox High School students who may be looking a little black and blue lately. Four brave Eagles have joined the restart of a diving program at the high school, the first on Fort Knox in over 20 years.
None of the four had any diving experience prior to the start up of the team last month, leading to some unfortunate landings with bellies, backs and legs smacking the water."Lots of bruises and welts," diving coach Col. Brynt Parmeter said. "You have to be a little crazy to do this."
The divers – juniors Derrick Gulick and Kayla Rosko, and sophomores Jordan Almeida and Gezra Idnay – are officially part of the Fort Knox swim program, with the goal of competing at the region meet in February. Parmeter, a former diver in college at West Point, is teaching the basics right now, including keeping their balance on the board and performing somersaults. Gulick said the sport is harder than it looks.