The Road to London
British Diving will make its nominations for the London 2012 Olympic Team to the British Olympic Association (BOA) following the British Gas Diving Championships 2012.
As such, Britain’s diving elite will be desperate to impress National Performance Director Alexei Evangulov and the selection panel one last time before their Olympic fate is decided.
The British can take a maximum of 16 divers on the team (two in each individual event, a pair for each synchronised event) and these 'quota places' were earned by the team's performances at various Championships in the past 12 months.
Rather than qualifying directly for the Olympics, nations were required to qualify national quota places for the Games and then fill these with their selected divers.
Competitors who finished in the top 12 in each of the individual Olympic events at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai secured a quota place for their nation, with a maximum of two per nation.
The four British divers to finish in the top 12 were:
- Tom Daley (10m Platform - fifth)
- Jack Laugher (3m Springboard - eighth)
- Tonia Couch (10m Platform - ninth)
- Peter Waterfield (10m Platform - 11th).
As Olympic hosts, FINA allocated Great Britain one of the eight quota places for each of the synchronised diving events at London 2012.
FINA Visa World Cup 2012
The British team secured their final four available quota places for London 2012 at the inaugural event at the London Aquatics Centre, the FINA Diving World Cup.
The final spots were one each in the men's 3m Springboard and women's 10m Platform and two in the women's 3m Springboard.
The divers earning these quota places were:
- Chris Mears (3m Springboard - 16th)
- Monique Gladding (10m Platform - 10th) / Stacie Powell (10m Platform - 15th)
- Rebecca Gallantree (3m Springboard - ninth)
- Hannah Starling (3m Springboard - second in swim-off)