SideLine Scout, the leader in video replay & analysis training software, announces Olympic Silver Medalist Michael Hixon as its first global brand ambassador. The partnership kicks off as SideLine Scout announces its #morethanvideo campaign.
“We have enjoyed working with Michael the past few years while competing for the Indiana Hoosiers and are excited that we can expand our relationship with him as he trains for Gold in 2020.”
“SideLine Scout has received great input from Head Coach Drew Johansen and the Indiana Hoosier family as well as introducing us to the sport of Diving, so Michael Hixon was a natural fit to serve as our first global brand ambassador,” said Steven Smallwood, President, SideLine Scout. “We are deeply committed to delivering an unmatched experience to help athletes perform at their best and we know Michael will help drive that vision,”
About SideLine Scout
Established in 2013 to pioneer video replay for High School football and then burst onto the Diving scene in 2016 with help from Head Coach Drew Johansen, SideLine Scout was the video replay and analysis system for the United States Olympic Diving team as they made a big jump in performance in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Due to the portability of SideLine Scout, the team was able to travel to Rio and use it in multiple practice sessions in preparation for the competition. In early 2018, the SideLine Scout team recognized a need as they traveled around the country working with swimming and diving programs for a hands-free low-cost system. Many pools use
About Michael Hixon
Michael Hixon was a talented multi-sport athlete growing up but chose to concentrate on diving as he entered high school. Born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, Hixon began diving at the national level when he was 12 and had won the 1m competition at the national championships three years running. Hixon is a six-time junior U.S. champion and won two bronze medals in the 1m and 3m events, at the 2009 Junior Pan-American Diving Championships in Calgary.
In 2011, Hixon captured the 1m springboard title at U.S. National Championships in Los Angeles. Hixon also won silver in the 3m synchro with Darian Schmidt at the 2013 AT&T National Diving Championships. Michael then went on to win the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship titles on both the 1m & 3m springboard events in 2014 for the University of Indiana. Hixon won the bronze in the 1m at the 2015 World Aquatics Championship in Kazan, Russia and won the 1m springboard at the 2016 USA Diving Winter National Championship. In the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Michael Hixon teamed up with Sam Dorman on the 3m synchro to win the Silver.