Diving Into Life | with Andrew Capobianco


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In this episode we talk to a rising star in the world of diving. He talks about the life decision of choosing between gymnastics and swimming before he was even 15 years old, what moment in diving made him feel so sick he wanted to throw up, and what it takes for him to perform at his best.

Andrew is the son of Michael and Darlene Capobianco...He has two siblings, Matt (his twin) and Christian...He started diving in 2011 and now trains four hours a day six days a week...He says the hardest part about training is staying focused at practice...As a seventh grader in 2011, Andrew broke a 22-year-old Nassau County (N.Y.) high school diving record...His favorite dive is 5237D on 10-meter, and his favorite diver is Russia's Dmitri Sautin...A former gymnast, Andrew won the level 8 Junior Olympic national title on floor exercise for his age group in 2013...He likes to eat french toast, eggs and bacon for breakfast on competition days...

When he is not diving, Andrew enjoys gymnastics, skiing, and trampolining...He has been involved in the Nassau County Pal Special Needs Unit, assisting children with disabilities in sports activities...

He is also involved in Lunch Buddies, a program that helps special needs children socialize during lunch