(SPORTS.YAHOO) — This week, USA Diving is holding the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The competition will be tough. Only 14 spots will be awarded and approximately 120 of America’s top elite divers are expected to compete.

Among those competing for a chance to represent the United States in London are several athletes who were homeschooled for at least part of their education.

Training for the USA Diving team is rigorous. Senior level divers are expected to practice over 20 hours a week. This combined with a traditional school schedule would be draining. Fortunately, many student athletes are able to take advantage of homeschool options, either through one-on-one tutoring with a parent or private instructor or through an online school.

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