ABC Makes a “Splash” in Riverside



Hi Friends & Neighbors –

Did you hear that ABC is filming at the Riverside Aquatics Complex at the Riverside City College? Opened in January 2011, the Olympic-standard aquatics venue has hosted USA Swimming Jr. Olympics and Diving Nationals, USA Synchronized Swimming competitions and CIF Southern Section Swimming and Diving Championships. ABC and Eyeworks USA has brought the venue directly to a national television audience when Splash premiered on ABC on Tuesday, March 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).

According to the Splash website, the TV show marks the first time 10 celebrities will train and compete in regulation platform and springboard diving at dizzying heights in front of a weekly poolside audience. Each week the celebrities will look fear in the face as they leap off the 10-meter high dive, pair off to complete synchronized stunts, and flip, twist and spin into the depths of the pool below. Leading up to the competition, the world’s most decorated and medaled diving legend, Greg Louganis, will give each celebrity weeks of training. Each dive will be critiqued by the judges, London Olympic U.S. Gold medalist David Boudia and Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive Team director Steve Foley.

Splash producers welcome students and community members’ involvement to “create a great, entertaining show.” So grab a free ticket to a live taping.  Filming only happens on certain days and there are certain criteria you need to follow:

  • Tickets are FREE.  Guests may bring seat cushions as seating is on bleachers.
  • Space is limited to 400 per show.
  • There are some very specific requirements, dress code etc for which information will follow once we have the name of the individual(s) who wish to participate.
  • Guests must arrive 1-1 ½ hours prior to the filming in order to check in, have identification verified and sign a confidentiality agreement and filming release.  They will then be there, unable to leave, until the filming is done.
  • There is a minimum age requirement of 16 years old due to the fact that participants will be voting and will be held to confidentiality agreements.

Tickets are still available for the following two tapings:

  • Wednesday, April 3 –  7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17 –  7 p.m.

Email the following information to to get your free tickets!

  • Your first & last name
  • Contact information including address, email, phone
  • Number of people in your party and their names
  • Dates of birth for you and those in your party

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