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CRECHE OPEN WEEK 26TH-30TH SEPTEMBER

Dive London - Summer of Sporting Success

It’s been a sensational summer for the Dive London Team as they’ve summersaulted to success in the World Championships, Junior European Championships, Commonwealth Games and Senior European Championships.

Below you can see a breakdown of the seven medallists from the Dive London team who competed at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games the events they competed in and the medals they attained:

 

 

  • Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix: Women's 10m/Women's 10m Synchro/Mixed 10m Synchro two Gold and one Silver
  • Robyn Birch -  Women's 10m Synchro Bronze                                                                                  
  • Emily Martin - Women's 10m Synchro Bronze   
  • Grace Reid - Mixed 3m Synchro Gold  (Scotland) 
  • Noah Williams - Mixed 10m Synchro/ Men 10m Synchro two Gold
  • Kyle Kothari - Mixed 10m Synchro Silver
  • Matty Lee - Men’s 10m/ Men’s 10m Synchro Bronze, Gold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Sam Buck, Head Coach of Dive London, had this to say about the impressive performance of the Dive London team –

"It's been a fantastic summer for the Dive London team winning medals at World Championships, Junior European Championships, Commonwealth Games and Senior European Championships. It's a very exciting time as we look to build towards the Olympic qualifications next year. There have been some inspirational performances which will no doubt inspire future talent!"

A summer of success packed full of medals for team GB will be remembered for years to come as the divers set their sights on the Olympic qualifications next year.  It is a delight to hear a personal account of the Games from one of the Dive London Team.

Commonwealth Games Silver medallist Kyle Kothari reflected on Team GB’s success explaining, “Winning Silver at the Commonwealth Games and two Golds at European Championships (my first time at both) has been a surreal experience. Going from not training at all last year and thinking of quitting, to a successful season like the last has left me just wanting more - especially after missing out on the previous games due to injuries over the past few years. I hope this year I can show what I'm capable to place myself in a position to bid for those Olympic spots in 2024 so it will be a crucial season and one where I am more focused on my performances rather than individual competitions or training camps.”

London Aquatics Centre is well established as the home of Dive London, fostering the next generation of diving superstars in the pool of champions. Dive London Aquatics Club offers pathways for a diverse range of ages and abilities.

If you have been inspired by the Dive London team at the Commonwealth Games, our Tom Daley Diving Academy coaches are constantly on the look out for new talent to join their diving lesson programme. So, if you’re eager to learn more get in touch with team at diving@gll.org and who knows…your child may well be the next Commonwealth Games champion!  

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