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In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

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Getting Into Diving

Learning to dive is exciting and fun. Jumping off the side of the pool or from a diving board gives you a huge adrenaline rush that’s hard to beat!

Did you know? Divers have many of the same characteristics as gymnasts and dancers, including: strength, flexibility, and air awareness.Diving is one of the most popular Olympic sports with its athletic spins, twists and turns and star athletes such as Tom Daley.

It's a sport where the diver jumps into the water vertically from a springboard (1m, 3m) or platform (5m, 7.5m and 10m).

During competitions, divers have to perform a set number of dives, and a dive breaks down into three main phases: takeoff, flight and entry.

Who is diving suited to?

Diving is great for people who enjoy gymnastics, have strength and have good flexibility. You also need to have good mental strength.

How can I have a go?

  • If you are aged 5-11 ask your parents to talk to your local pool about Flip n Fun.
  • You can also get taster lessons at your local diving club. Check the Pool Finder to see if you have one near you.
  • Also go to our ASA zone and look for a diving club in your region. Then ask your parents to get in contact with them.