RipFest Coaches are USA Diving Certified, Background Screened, SafeSport Certified, and have received Concussion Training.
Coaches are trained in RipFest's Camp Curriculum.
John Wingfield was the 2008 Olympic Head Diving Coach for Team USA. Wingfield was the director and coach of USA Diving's Training Center in Indianapolis. He served as director from 1998-2012 before joining the Indiana Diving Academy.
Wingfield's 2008 Olympic Team consisted of David Boudia, Thomas Finchum and Mary Beth Dunnichay. Boudia and Finchum finished fifth in synchronized 10-meter at the Beijing Olympic Games, and both advanced to the individual 10-meter finals. Dunnichay finished fifth in women's synchronized 10-meter.
In 2009, Boudia, Finchum, and Dunnichay brought home medals from the FINA World Championships. Boudia and Finchum paired for Silver in the men's synchronized 10-meter contest and Dunnichay won Silver with Haley Ishimatsu in the women's synchro 10-meter event. David Boudia went on to Purdue University and subsequently competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games winning Bronze in men’s synchronized 10-meter platform and Gold in men’s individual 10-meter platform.
Wingfield has been key in developing divers in the junior ranks. In 2009 his athletes won 8 Junior National titles and 9 Junior Pan Am Championships medals- including 5 Gold medals. Additionally, 3 of those divers qualified for the 2009 Senior Nationals and were the youngest divers in the competition.
- 2008 Olympic Head Diving Coach
- 2009 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year for all Olympic and Pan Am Sports
- United States Olympic Committee's Coach of the Year 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
- 2-time USOC Order of Ikkos: recognized by Steele Johnson and David Boudia 2012 and 2016
Wingfield has bachelor's degrees in Management Information Systems and Health & Physical Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Master's Degree in Sport Science. Wingfield was a professor and coach at Ball State University before working with USA Diving as the coach of the Regional Training Center. He was chosen as the Director for the National Training Center when it moved to Indianapolis.
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Weeks 8 & 9
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