It’s official! The announcements are in and the anticipation is high. Day one of VB2016 is going to be enormous with a whopping total of 11 attempts at setting various national records.

The safety teams have run their drills, the flags are hung and the athletes are ready to offer their best on the inaugural day of the 9th Vertical Blue. The medical team is dialed in (it has the first ever respiratory therapist on staff) and according to medic Bill Baker

“the medical team is looking forward to providing support to the athletes and enhancing the margin of safety at this premier event.”

As event organizer William Trubridge said, “Let the games begin!”

Tomoka Fukuda of Japan is diving after a national record…photo by Daan Verhoeven