Legendary diving coach visits Moose Moss Aquatics Center

Xu Yiming visits Moultrie to check out diving well
Xu Yiming (Source: WALB)
Xu Yiming (Source: WALB)
Rick Moss with Coach Xu (Source: WALB)
Rick Moss with Coach Xu (Source: WALB)

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - The man widely considered as the greatest diving coach to have ever lived made a trip to South Georgia.

Xu Yiming led china diving to 20 total medals including 15 gold in the span of four Olympic games.

He drove from Chicago to Moultrie to visit the Moose Moss Aquatics center this evening.

Xu has traveled over 130 thousand miles across the United states looking for diving facilities he can help expand.

Since the ping pong diplomacy of 1971, certain US and China Olympic teams like diving have helped each other.

Coach Xu is keeping the tradition strong.

"This equipment that I require to train a lot of Olympic gold medalist, I can bring it here," said coach Xu.

"He's a legend and to have him here today to visit with our kids and our community is a culmination of the vision of Moss Farms diving and my dad Moose Moss," said Rick Moss of the Moss Farms Diving Club.

The last time Xu visited Moultrie was in the late 90s.

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