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Tom Daley Diving Academy

The Tom Daley Diving Academy is our Learn to Dive programme, in partnership with Olympic Medallist Diver Tom Daley. The programme is designed for all ages and abilities wanting to take up this exciting sport.

So whether you have aspirations to follow in Tom’s footsteps, want to learn something new, or just want a new way to keep fit,  there has never been a better time to start learning to dive. 

Our courses are available in 3 formats

  • A rolling programme that allows customers to join at any stage and progress at their own pace, attending  one lesson a week. These lessons operate for 50 weeks of the year with a  short break  over the Christmas period
  • We also offer intensive courses during the holiday periods
  • 1:1 Coaching for adults and children, please contact diving@gll.org to book your 1:1's

Our coaches are trained in talent identification, and at the Tom Daley Diving Academy we create fast track pathways into competitive club programmes for those with the ambition and ability to make it to the top.

Junior Lessons

As long as your child is able to swim competently in deep water, then they can start to learn to dive as young as five years old.

The programme is broken down in to the following levels:

Foundation Our entry level for those first time divers. Here you will learn the basics of diving from poolside
Beginner Building on what you have learnt at foundation level,
beginner will teach you new skills with the introduction of diving boards
Improver At this level you will progress to more advanced diving techniques on higher boards
Advanced Here you will learn to master some of the most challenging diving skills
Skills Take the time to perfect your technique and step out of your comfort zone to mater new skills

For more information on each level please click here

Tom Daley 'Splash Down' Holiday Camps: To make sure all children have the chance to give diving a go, we have designed our 'Splash Down' Holiday Camps to teach the diving basics in a fun, safe and supportive environment. BOOK HERE

Adult Lessons

You're never to old to try diving. It's fun, exciting and a great way of developing core strength and flexibility. Our adult diving programme is available at London Aquatic Centre and is broken down in the following levels:

Aged 16+

Adult Beginner

 If you haven’t dived before or had lessons then this is the start point for you. You'll cover the four basic diving positions.

Adult Intermediate

For adults who have either completed the adult beginner course or are able to perform some of the basic dives on the 1m diving platform or springboard. 

Adult Advanced

 This course will help you master a full repertoire of dives and is available for divers aged 16 over who have completed the intermediate level course or are able to perform more complicated dives from the 1 meter and 3 meter boards.
*Diving is for anyone above the age recommended in the level guides. Pupils should be competent swimmers in deep water.

To Book your lessons CLICK HERE

Progress tracking

Tom Daley Diving Academy provides an online tool - our Home Portal - that helps you to track your progress or your child's progress in the pool. Once you book a course, it's easy to set up an account using your unique barcode number. Once registered, you'll be able to log in to access information and updates directly from your dive coach. Features include:

  • Record of Achievement - clear and regular updates on progress, including achievements and areas for improvement.
  • Book Lessons - choose dates, times and level (subject to availability).
  • One account for multiple pupils - perfect for schools and families.
  • Allowing you to move up to the next class upon successful progression.