Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Vandals Hit the World-Famous Mission Viejo Diving Club

During the weekend of Sept. 29-30, the Mission Viejo Nadadores’ dive office was broken into and the complex was vandalized.  Practice at the world-famous club was canceled on Monday, Oct. 1, as police investigated the scene.

According to a statement from the club, vandals threw a large cement block through the glass door of the office and flipped a 1-meter springboard off its hinges. Vandals also stole a custom “Mission Viejo” sign and computer from the club’s office. In all, there were a few thousand dollars in damage.

Blood droplets near the pool were among other clues left behind.

Since the mid-1970s, the Mission Viejo Nadadores diving complex has been a well-known training center for Olympic hopefuls. The club boasts eight Olympians, six Olympic gold medals and 48 national championships.

— Photos courtesy of Mission Viejo Nadadores Diving Club

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