Diver national champ

Twelve-year-old Emily Schmidt led Saanich Boardworks diving team with three golds at the Speedo Junior National Diving Championships in Pointe-Claire, Que., July 6 to 10

Twelve-year-old Emily Schmidt led Saanich Boardworks diving team with three golds at the Speedo Junior National Diving Championships in Pointe-Claire, Que., July 6 to 10.

Schmidt won gold in three events and was the easy pick as outstanding diver for her age group (12-13), with 327.40 on the platform, 346.40 on the 3m and 337.65 on the 1m.

The event was Rachel Kemp’s last as a junior. She earned a bronze with 423.35 points, a step back from her recent second-overall finish at the senior nationals.

Bryden Hattie and Aidan Faminoff each took silver — Hattie in the men’s 11-and-under platform with 226.95 points and Faminoff on the men’s 12-13 platform with 351.5 points.

Courtney Hattie, 15, (358.45) placed seventh in the girls 16 to 18-year-old 10m platform.