Diving Development Plans

Information on Diving development plans - could you emulate the success of Tom Daley, Brooke Graddon and Tonia Couch?

Time lapse video of the set up for the FINA / MIDEA Diving World Series at Ponds Forge, Sheffield courtesy of Graham Shackleton Photography (flashplayer required 3m 27s)

ASA South West Diving Development Plan 2011 - 2012

Download file for details of how Region intends to

  1. Develop Athletes
  2. Develop Coaches
  3. Develop Officials
  4. Develop Clubs

Searching for the next Tom Daley

With British Diving on the look out for the next Tom Daley, talent spotters such as Tom Owens are identifying children who potentially could have a headstart such a gymnasts and trampolinists, as well as 'hidden diamonds', and encouraging them to try the sport. Enjoy Tom enthusing about his work inspiring future generations (1m 50s flashplayer required)

Tom Daley: The Diver and His Dad

12 October 2010 at 22:35 on BBC One (except Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales) - 60 minutes

Tom Daley, the extraordinarily gifted 16-year-old Commonwealth Games gold medal winner from Plymouth is the subject of this documentary.

From BBC website:

An intimate portrait made by award winning film-maker Jane Treays, the film follows Tom during 2010, an exceptionally challenging year for the youngster, as he defends his World, European and British Championship titles and sits nine GCSEs at Plymouth College.

Bradford on Avon Swimming Club and West Wiltshire Diving Club scoop Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Awards

Two swim21 accredited clubs celebrated their success at receiving awards at the recent Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Awards 2010.

Children’s Coach of the Year was presented to Sharon Carling, who co-ordinates and teaches the learn to swim programme at Bradford on Avon Swimming Club.

Sharon Carling

Sharon Carling

Photo: Phil de Glanville, former England Rugby International, Sharon Carling of Bradford on Avon Swimming Club and Maggie Rae - Joint Director Public health and Well Being NHS Wiltshire & Wiltshire Council

It was a double celebration for the club when they were also announced joint winners of Most Inclusive Club of the year in recognition of their achievements in implementing a specific disability session into their training programmes, giving access to the sport for young people with physical and learning disabilities.

West Wiltshire Diving Club were presented with a Highly Commended award for Sports Club / Team of the Year in recognition of the excellent quality training, competitive and development opportunities provided to local divers at all levels.

Diving Report - July 2010

re Members Forum 14 July 2010

Advanced Coaching Offer extended to Diving

Diving coaches in England are invited to become the latest to benefit from the Advanced Coaching Offer, an ambitious coaching programme offered in conjunction with the ASA Talent Development team.

The Advanced Coaching Offer will provide targeted support to up to 16 proactive, talented, developing diving coaches across England over a four year period. Initially eight coaches will be selected based upon their application and eligibility, with each selected coach being part of the programme for a minimum of two years.

Schools Talent Search 2010

A schools talent search to find some diving stars of the future culminated in a Phase 2 testing day on Sunday 20 June 2010.

With over 1000 children tested in Plymouth, the best 200 were invited to Phase 2 for a final selection day on 3 July. Plymouth Diving anticipate 24 to 30 divers starting with them this month.

Visit www.plymouthdiving.com.

ASA/UKCC Level 1 Certificate for Coaching Diving Unit 2 only

Start - 12 June 2010 (9am to 6pm) End 13 June 2010 (9am to 3pm) - Trowbrgde Sports Centre, Frome Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 0DN

Tutor Melanie Sweetman

Cost £150.00 Funding Opportunities available on www.swimwest.org

This course is aimed at those who are interested in the coaching programme in a competitive diving environment. Achievement of this certificate will qualify you to operate as a support coach. Candidates must be 16 or over.

For more information and registration details contact Katie Hannaford (07717130384 or katie.hannaford@swimming.org

For further information and details of all ASA qualifications, courses and CPD seminars delivered by the Institute of Swimming, visit www.swimming.org or email customerservices@swimming.org or phone 0871 200 9028

Download advert and application below. Please pass details on to anyone you believe might be interested in attending.

Alicia Blagg awarded STARS Beckwith Scholarship by Youth Sport Trust

Record-breaking City of Leeds diver Alicia Blagg has been awarded a STARS Beckwith Scholarship worth £3,000 by the Youth Sport Trust. The fund aims to help talented young sports people to achieve their potential.

The money can be used to pay for kit and equipment, training costs, travel expenses, sports science and medical support or certain dietary requirements. Previous recipients have included Olympic swimming finalist James Goddard.

At 13, Blagg recently became the first product of British Diving’s talent identification programme to win a senior national title. In fact she won two in the same weekend – something not even her role model Tom Daley of Plymouth Diving had achieved at that age.

Tom Daley at the 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards

10 March 2010 Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Plymouth Diving's World Champion Tom Daley pictured below attending the glittering 2010 Awards Ceremony hosted by double Oscar-winning Hollywood star Kevin Spacey. Tom was shortlisted for the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award 2010 won by racing driver Jenson Button.

Among the guests in a packed auditorium at the Emirates Palace were Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, British film stars Hugh Grant and Clive Owen, American actors Kyle MacLachlan from Desperate Housewives and Michelle Rodriguez who played leading roles in the Oscar-winning movie Avatar and the TV series Lost, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Mika who earlier drew up to the red carpet in a spectacular gull-wing Mercedes-Benz, England Test cricketer Andrew Flintoff, Formula One winner David Coulthard, world boxing champion Amir Khan, Olympic rowing legend Steve Redgrave, and supermodel Jessica Michibata.

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