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Update on Kelly

Kelly Jackman passed away Jan 7, 2015 at his home in Miami, Florida. He was surrounded by his wife, Gina and daughters, Ally and Shelby.

A founding member of DiveMeets, Kelly's ideas and vision have transformed the sport of Diving for Divers, Parents, Coaches, and Spectators alike. He spearheaded the development of technologies such as online signup and DiveSheet validation, Diver and Coach Profiles and live results and statistics.
He touched many lives during his time on and off the Pool Deck and will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jackman family for their loss.

Kelly, we miss you. You will not be Forgotten!
Update - June 19, 2013

DiveMeets announces the Round up for Kelly program. This will allow you to donate to help Kelly when you register for a meet. Please click here for details.

Update - February 20, 2013

As Kelly continues on his long road to recovery, a fund raising site has been set up by his family to help with his medical expenses.

Please help him out by showing your support at:

Update - April 20-22, 2012

Kelly Jackman was honored with the prestigious Robert "Moose" Moss award at the 2012 YMCA National Diving Championships in Fort Lauderdale. The award is given to the coach, athlete, or administrator who embodies the values of the YMCA, and best encourages the development and growth of the sport of diving.

Kelly has played an integral part in the revitalization of the YMCA Diving Championships. Kelly started volunteering his services in 2009 not only to promote the championships on but using his expertise in running the meet and offering ideas for additional growth of the championships. Since 2008, the championship has more than tripled in participation! Last year (2011) Kelly even provided the first HD live video feed for viewing finals.

The award is named for the legendary diving coach "Moose" Moss, whose small diving facility in Moultrie, Georgia, built in the 1960s on his own farm, has grown to become one of the best outdoor facilities in the country, where several Olympians have trained, and has been the site of many national and international diving meets.

Kelly was presented the award at his home in Miami by meet Director Gary Cox.

Update - March 27, 2012
Kelly moved back home a couple of weeks ago!!! He is still receiving physical and speech therapy and continues to make improvements. He sends his best to all of you in the diving community and thanks all of you for your heartfelt messages. Please keep sending them to

Update - January 9, 2012
Kelly is receiving physical and speech therapy every day and continues to make improvements. He is grateful for all the messages you have sent. They are a big part of his recovery, and he and his family send their best and a Happy New Years to everyone in the Diving Community.

Update - December 6, 2011
Kelly's situation has improved greatly over the last couple of weeks. Yesterday he was transferred to the accute care hospital within Mercy Hospital. The care is fabulous and there are a number to therapists that work with him each day. He is enjoying the messages that have been sent to him. If you would like to send a message to Kelly, please send it to Sheilagh Boudia at and put "Message for Kelly" in the subject and we will make sure it gets to him.

Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers.

We will keep you posted on his progress.

News Regarding Kelly Jackman - November 9, 2011
Earlier this week Kelly Jackman suffered a stroke at his Home in Miami, Florida. He was rushed to Mercy Hospital and is currently in the Critical Care Unit under doctor supervision. Kelly is a very tough guy, and has beat other medical problems in the past so we are very hopeful that he will make a full and speedy recovery. However, in the interim, while he is away, we (the staff at will try to fill his enormous shoes. For the time being, Sheilagh Boudia ( and Paul Holzmann ( will be stepping in to take care of Kelly's duties. Please direct any correspondence you may have to them.

We will be updating this post periodically with new information on Kelly as it becomes available.

Please respect the wishes of Kelly's family for privacy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kelly and his family as they go through this difficult time.

The Staff at DiveMeets
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