Plymouth Diving has a new home… the brand new, state of the art Plymouth Life Centre.
In 1992 the diving training scheme was set-up by Andy Banks and he and Sam Grevett (nee Lewis) built the diving team over the years until 2007 when Sam emigrated to Australia and Sally Freeman took over.
In 2012 came the news that the training scheme could finally move into the Plymouth Life Centre and build on its’ success.
The Plymouth divers were fine tuning their dives for the National Age Group competitions in July in Sheffield at the Life Centre on Saturday.
Over the course of two weekends in Southampton and Plymouth they got the final chance to practice in a real competition before July. The results are posted above.
There were so many pleasing performances – the coaches (including Claire) will be happy with their progress. Lots of smiley faces as you can see from Ben and Aidan below!
Saturday 18th May – Plymouth Life Centre
Boys & Girls C Platform Training 12:00 12:40
Boys & Girls D 1m Training 12:00 12:40
Boys & Girls B 3m Training 12:00 12:40
Boys & Girls D 1m Compete 12:40 13:05 Boys C Platform Compete 12:40 13:07
Boys & Girls B 3m Bounce 13:05 13:20 Girls C Platform Bounce 13:07 13:22
Boys & Girls B 3m Compete 13:20 13:51 Girls C Platform Compete 13:22 13:47
Boys & Girls A Platform Training 13:47 14:27
Boys & Girls D 3m Training 13:47 14:27
Boys & Girls B 1m Training 13:47 14:27
Boys & Girls A Platform Compete 14:27 14:52
Boys & Girls D 3m Bounce 14:52 15:07
Boys & Girls D 3m Compete 15:07 15:34
Boys & Girls B 1m Bounce 15:34 15:49
Boys & Girls B 1m Compete 15:49 16:42
The timings for this Sunday’s event in Southampton – Jess Taylor is travelling as the coach.
Event Start Finish Event Start Finish
Training 09:30 10:15
Boys & Girls A 3m Compete 10:15 10:47
Boys C 1m Training 10:47 11:32 Boys & Girls D Platform Training 10:47 11:32
Boys C 1m Compete 11:32 12:17 Boys & Girls D Platform Compete 11:32 12:17
Girls C 1m Training 12:17 13:02 Girls & Boys B Platform Training 12:17 13:02
Girls C 1m Compete 13:02 13:47 Girls & Boys B Platform Compete 13:02 14:17
Training 13:47 14:32 Boys & Girls A 1m Training 13:47 14:32
Boys C 3m Compete 14:32 15:17 Boys & Girls A 1m Compete 14:32 14:52
Girls C 3m Training 15:17 16:02
Girls C 3m Compete 16:02 16:47
For any child who would like to take part in this beginner session, they can now book in via reception or by emailing me with their details. The session is for any child aged 5+ who has never dived before, can swim 25 metres unaided and it starts at 12.30pm. It’s a 30 minute class costing £4.
2013 Armada Cup Final Timetable
Thursday 21st February Event Time
Restricted Training 16-16.45pm
Event 1&2 Girls & Boys 14-18 Synchro 17-17.25pm
Restricted Training 17.35-18pm
Event3&4 Boys C 3m & Girls C 1m 18-19.30pm
Friday 22nd February
General Training Events 5-12 8.00-9.30am
Restricted Training Events 5-8 9.30-10am
Event 5&6 Girls D 1m & Girls B Platform 10-10.55am
Event 7&8 Boys B 1m & Mens 16+ 3m 11.15-12.20am
Restricted Training Events 9-12 12.35-12.55am
Events 9&10 Boys D 5m & Womens 16+ 3m 13.10-13.50pm
Restricted training for11&12 13.50-14.10pm
Events 11&12 13 & Under Synchro—FINAL 14.15-14.35pm
TRAINING FOR FINALS 14.40-15.30PM
FINALS 3—10 15.40-18.10pm
Saturday 23rd February
General Training Events 13-22 7.30-8.30AM
Restricted Training 13-16 8.30-9am
Events 13&14 Girls C Platform & Boys C 1m 9-10.20am
Events 15 & 16 Mens 16+ 1m & Girls B 3m 10.30-11.40pm
Restricted Training 17-20 11.40-12.20pm
Events 17 & 18 Girls D 5m & Boys D 3m 12.20-13.20pm
Events 19 & 20 Womens 16+ 1m & Boys B Platform 13.30-14.30pm
Restricted Training 21 & 22 14.30-15.00pm
Event 21 & 22 Mens 16 + Plat & *Womens Plat 15-16.00pm
TRAINING FOR FINALS 16.00-16.30pm
FINALS 13-22 16.30-19.50pm
Sunday 24th February
General Training Events 23-28 7.30-8.00am
Restricted Training 23-25 8.00-8.30am
Events 23 & 24 Boys D 1m & Girls D 3m 8.30-9.25am
Restricted Training Events 25 & 26 09.25-09.45am
Events 25 & 26 Boys C Platform & Girls C 3m 09.50-11.25am
Restricted training Events 27 & 28 11.25-11.45am
Events 27 & 28 Boys B 3m & GIRLS B 1M 11.45-12.55pm
TRAINING FOR FINAL 12.55-13.25pm
FINALS 23-28 13.30-15.30pm
* Womens Platform has moved
As some of you will know, the Armada Cup is Plymouth Diving’s annual club competition and it runs over 4 days in February during half term.
For the first time, this year it will run out of Plymouth Life Centre and we are looking forwards to welcoming teasm from all over the UK and Ireland.
As ever it takes a mammoth effort to put on an event of this size and we are always looking to recruit an army of volunteers to do anything from selling programmes, teas and coffess, marshalling divers and organising medal ceremonies.
Normally we would put you in a block of about 3-4 hours and only expect you to help once throughout the weekend – most parents tie this in with when their children are competing.
We are also in need of at least 6 cuti-pies every evening for the medal ceremonies – 8 and unders! They carry the medals for us!!
The competitions start at 4pm on the Thursday and finish around 3pm on the Sunday.
Due to the British Championships and in two weeks time, the Armada Cup, there are a number of cancelled training sessions:
Thursday 7th Feb – Adult diving, D Squads, B squad, Novice and Age Group Squads
Friday 8th Feb – D squads, B squad, Novice
Saturday 9th feb – Novice Development, B Squad, Novice, Weeny Squad
Sunday 10th Feb – all squads and Dry Dive
All 1:1′s, Dive 1, Dive 2, Dive 3, Dive 4, Weeny and Talent squad sessions are running on Thursday 7th, but not on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Paid in Full customers have not been charged, DD customers will be reimbursed in March with a reduced DD payment.
The same cancellations apply for the Armada Cup weekend starting the 21st February. All Dive 1-4 sessions and Weeny and Talent squad sessions are also cancelled from 21-24 February.
The March DD’s will be adjusted. No make-up sessions are available due to Half term being so full already!
As you may all know, the tickets for the British Championships in Plymouth on 8-10 February have been selling fast and some sessions are already sold out.
For people scanning the Ticketmaster website, there has been some confusion over any availability. Just to confirm, IF there are any tickets left they will be selling them on the door but this won’t be known until that time.
Tickets are NOT available from the Life Centre before this time.