Four Calgarian divers bring home medals for Canada

May 16, 2024

Calgary, Alberta - The 2024 Canada Cup of Diving, held from May 2 to May 5 at the MNP Center in Calgary, was a triumphant event for four talented Calgarian divers who showcased their exceptional skills and brought home medals for Canada. Aimee Wilson, Margo Elam, Tazman Abramowicz, and Ernest Braitenbach each delivered remarkable performances, demonstrating their dedication and prowess in the sport of diving. Their achievements added to Canada's medal tally and highlighted the strength of the local diving community.

photos of Calgary divers who recently won medals for Canada

Aimee Wilson

Wilson, originally from Calgary, began her diving career at age 13 with Dive Calgary and was the youngest member of Team Alberta at the 2013 Canada Games. She later trained at the Toronto Diving Academy, representing Ontario in the 2017 Canada Games and winning a silver medal in three-metre synchro. Wilson is a five-time NCAA Championships qualifier and has recently graduated and moved back to Calgary to continue her diving career. She has been diving synchro with Margo for the past few years and is very proud of their accomplishments.

photo of Aimee Wilson, Calgary diver
photo of Margo Erlam, Calgary diver

Margo Elam

Margo Erlam, originally from Alberta, started diving with Dive Calgary at 4 years old, and moved to Saskatoon at age 16 to train with Olympian, Mary Carroll at the Saskatoon Diving Club. As a former junior national team member, she won multiple junior titles and a gold at the 2015 Junior Pan Ams. Now as a senior team athlete, Erlam earned her first senior international medal with a silver at the 2018 FINA Diving Grand Prix in Calgary. She has continued her diving career and has had many accomplishments individually as well as diving along side Aimee Wilson in Women’s synchro 3m.

Tazman Abramowicz

Taz started diving when he was 6 years old. He got his first medal at Nationals when he was 11, and that motivated him to keep training hard. He didn’t have much success at the national level after that, but still loved the sport and wanted to continue. Taz decided to go to the states to pursue a college degree and become the best diver he could be in that time. He ended up a 3 time all American throughout his college career and broke a bunch of school records. Outside of college, his proudest accomplishments are being a 2 time 1-meter national champion in Canada, and now this bronze medal in synchro with Ernie! Taz said, “I remember when Ernie started diving, and it has been super amazing to see how far he has come in such little time. It was an honour to get to compete in synchro with him, and I hope this is just the beginning.”

photo of Tazman Abramowicz, Calgary Diver
photo of Ernest Braitenback, Calgary diver

Ernest Braitenbach

Ernest started his diving career four years ago after the Covid-19 pandemic, and had transitioned from gymnastics. He received the opportunity to compete at his first junior international event just last year at the PanAm games and he recently competed in Dresden at the Dresden Youth International competition. Canada Cup was his first senior international event and his first chance to compete synchro. Ernie mentioned that he was extremely grateful for his experience at Canada Cup and was honoured to have the chance to compete with Tazman.

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