At each stop during the 2018 season, the six permanent female divers will be joined by two wildcard divers. Although different wildcards will compete at different events, and some will appear more than others, they can each earn points and ranking in exactly the same way as the permanent athletes.
The American was part of the first ever women's cliff diving competition in the history of Red Bull Cliff Diving in Italy in 2013, and has shown her talent over the past three seasons. Season V of the women's World Series will again see the 32-year-old yogini taking off from twice the Olympic height.
After a strong 6th place in her first showing in 2017, the 25-year-old, who spent seven years of her life in Malaysia and lives in Texas now, will be only the second female athlete from the UK to perform in a World Series competition.
In 2017, the 22-year-old continued to be the youngest athlete in the field and worked her way up in the overall podium to place 3, right behind her fellow Aussie Rhiannan Iffland. Merten finished four out of six stops in the top 3. Unfortunately she will not be able to compete in 2018 due to contractual obligations.
The youngest ever diver to appear in a World Series competition comes from Cali, Colombia, where she trains with Orlando Duque and her stepfather Miguel Garcia.
A student of sports psychology, 22-year-old Eleanor will be part of the wildcard line-up again in 2018.
Having a gymnastics and circus background, the 32-year-old tender looking athlete fell desperately in love with the sport of cliff diving and was part of the divers line-up in the 2014 Women's World Series. After her second place in Polignano a Mare in 2017, Jaki Valente will once again spice up the Women's World Series as a wildcard.