SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield senior Croldy Veliz signed a National Letter of Intent to dive at Lehigh University. “I did not start diving until my eighth grade summer,” said Veliz. My sophomore year I joined “Lords of the Boards” in Bridgewater and I have been diving ever since.”
Flanked by South Plainfield Swim and Dive Coach Tom Conneely, his mother Reina and sister Ashley, Veliz signed his National letter of Intent to become what is believed to be the first Diver to come out of South Plainfield High School.
“Last year I started with no experience with handling someone with diving,” said Coach Conneely. “We filled out the paper-worked, signed Croldy up, and he qualifies for the States and finishes 8th overall in the State Tournament.”
Veliz’s favorite dive is the 2 ½ pike. He has quickly become an experienced diver. He routinely travels throughout the area competing for “Lords of the Boards”. Veliz last year competed in the Nationals in Atlanta.
Next year Veliz will be diving, not only in the pool, but also in the library. He plans on majoring in biology at Lehigh University while diving against the competition in the Patriot League.