Thanks to a generous gift from The Elizabeth and Barets O. Benjamin Foundation, Inc., the USA Diving Foundation is pleased and proud to present The Benjamin Foundation Coaches Performance Award.
The USA Diving Foundation believes that providing more support to diving coaches is synonymous with achieving and maintaining international success. Since 2003, if your athlete wins a medal in the World Championships (Olympic events only, no 1-meter or mixed synchronized events) or Olympic Games, you win!
Awards range from $15,000 for an Olympic gold medal to $2,500 for a World Championships bronze medal. More than one coach may receive the award presented annually.
The gift to the USA Diving Foundation was made possible thanks to the efforts of Peter Lasser. Elizabeth and Barets O. Benjamin were Peter’s great aunt and uncle, and he now serves as a trustee of the Benjamin Foundation. Barets O. Benjamin was an intercollegiate diving champion at Yale.