Team Canada’s Paris 2024 diving team unveiled

TORONTO (June 19, 2024) – Diving Plongeon Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced the roster of Team Canada diving athletes nominated to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The five athletes are:

Margo Erlam (Calgary, Alta.)
Caeli McKay (Calgary, Alta.)
Kate Miller (Ottawa, Ont.)
Rylan Wiens (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Nathan Zsombor-Murray (Pointe-Claire, Que.)

The athletes qualified for Team Canada based on their performances at the 2024 Canadian Diving Trials that took place from May 17 to 19 in Windsor, Ontario.

McKay, 24, will make her second Olympic appearance. Having competed at Tokyo 2020 in women’s 10m synchro, she will compete in both the women’s 10m individual and 10m synchro events at Paris 2024.

After suffering a serious ankle injury at the national trials in late June 2021, McKay elected to withdraw from the individual 10m event  to focus her recovery and preparation on being ready for the synchro event. In her Olympic debut, she placed fourth alongside synchro partner Meaghan Benfeito. In 2023, McKay won her first World Aquatics Championship medal – a bronze – in the individual 10m platform, before winning bronze at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games in the same event. She had won silver in the event at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games and bronze at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“This is a big step forward for me,” said McKay. “I missed the last Olympic trials because of an ankle injury. Over the last three years, I’ve worked really hard to get to this place, which I’ve been aiming for almost 20 years. I’m really excited.”

McKay’s synchro partner in Paris will be Kate Miller, who will make her Olympic debut. Miller, who teamed up with McKay in 2023, made her World Aquatics Championship debut at age 18 and she placed eighth in 10m synchro with McKay. At the 2024 World Championships, McKay and Miller moved up two spots, placing sixth, which qualified them for Paris 2024. They won silver together at the World Aquatics Diving World Cup Super Final in both 2023 and 2024.

22-year-old Erlam will also make her Olympic debut in Paris, competing in the women’s 3m individual. She had a breakout year in 2022 when she competed at her first World Aquatics Championships and the Commonwealth Games. After winning 3m synchro gold with Mia Vallée at the FINA Diving Grand Prix in her hometown of Calgary, they finished fifth at the worlds and won bronze at the Commonwealth Games. Erlam won the women’s 3m springboard at the 2024 Canadian Diving Trials in May with a series of excellent dives, securing Team Canada’s lone Olympic spot in the event. 

Nathan Zsombor-Murray and Rylan Wiens, who were both members of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic team, will be in action in the men’s 10m individual and the men’s 10m synchro events.

As a duo, they made history in 2022 when they became the first Canadians to ever win a medal in the men’s 10m synchro event at the World Aquatics Championships, diving to bronze in Budapest, Hungary. They went on to win silver at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games, and the 2024 World Aquatics Diving World Cup in Berlin, Germany. 

“The Olympics, I always say that it’s a marathon and not a sprint,” said Zsombor-Murray. “It’s going to be a month away from home. We will have to adapt to the pool as well as the schedule. I am going to have to control the energy and not give everything at the beginning. Everything is going to be new and exciting. I want to keep my reserve, keep my energy high and give everything I can during the competition.”

Wiens and Zsombor-Murray have also enjoyed individual success on the international stage. 

After missing the 2023 World Aquatics Championships while recovering from a back injury, Wiens placed fifth in the men’s 10m platform at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships. He followed up with a silver medal at the World Aquatics Diving World Cup in Berlin. Wiens previously won 10m platform silver at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

Zsombor-Murray won 10m platform silver at the Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games following his seventh-place finish at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships. He finished fourth at the 2023 World Aquatics Diving World Cup Super Final.  

“The Canadian Diving Trials showcased some of the toughest competition we’ve seen, and this team is a testament to that strength. Last year, we demonstrated our prowess by winning medals at the World Championships and World Cups, proving that Canada stands among the best in the world. We’re heading to Paris with an outstanding group of athletes, each dedicated to delivering their best performance for Canada at the Olympic Games,” said Mitch Geller, Chief Technical Officer and Team Leader for Diving Plongeon Canada.

Diving will take place July 27 to August 10 (Day 2 to 15) at the Aquatics Centre venue.

“I am very proud of the Team Canada divers selected for the Olympic Games this summer. These athletes embody excellence and perseverance, and each of their dives demonstrate their passionate and commitment, shaped by years of effort to become ever more precise and powerful,” said Bruny Surin, Team Canada chef de mission for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. ”With their meticulous preparation, I am confident they will perform with distinction, leaving a mark on our hearts and on the history of Paris 2024.” 

Team Canada’s diving team for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games also includes the following coaches and support staff:

Nancy Brawley (Ottawa, Ontario) – Team Manager
Mary Carroll (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – National Team Coach
Mitch Geller (Ottawa, Ontario) – Team Leader
Yihua Li (Pointe-Claire, Quebec) – National Team Coach
Jean-Sébastien Rondeau (Montreal, Quebec) – Team Physiotherapist
Alexandra Piché (Montreal, Québec) – Media Attaché

Prior to being named to Team Canada, all nominations are subject to approval by the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Team Selection Committee following its receipt of nominations by all National Sport Organizations.

The latest Team Canada Paris 2024 roster can be found here.



Alexandra Piché, Communication Manager
Diving Canada
C: (514) 625-5513

Tara MacBournie, Program Manager, Sport Communications
Canadian Olympic Committee
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