Celina Toth is in her 11th season with Boardworks in Victoria and is coached by Tommy McLeod. She completed her undergrad in psychology at the University of Victoria in 2019 and plans to pursue her Masters in social work.
In 2020, she had a great start to the season with a silver medal and fourth place on tower at the first two FINA Grand Prix events. Her goal in 2021 is to make her first Olympic team.
Toth has extensive international experience. She has been on the Grand Prix circuit since 2012 earning seven medals, has collected four medals at two World University Games and was a member of Canada’s 2018 Commonwealth Games squad.
She began diving at the age of 12 after retiring from gymnastics. Her transition from one sport to the next occurred in only a handful of days – she quickly found herself at the pool five times a week with the Forest City Diving Club in London, On.
A national team member since 2008, she won her first international medal in 2015, when finishing third in the 10m at the FINA Grand Prix in Madrid. Since then, the Ontario native contributed in qualifying a second Rio 2016 Olympic berth for the country when she finished 4th in the semi-final at the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup and wrote her ticket to the final.
Her favorite moment in the sport is when she can hear the crowd while underwater which signals that she executed a strong dive. She has overcome some personal challenges which threatened her desire to continue diving but through support she continues to battle to be at her best in and is hopeful to achieve her dream to go to the Olympics.
Toth is also a board member for AthletesCan and an athlete rep for Diving Canada. She works part time as an educator for Lululemon.