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Swim England divers win 14 medals during first taste of international competition

Eight Swim England divers enjoyed a successful first taste of international competition at the 2022 Camo Invitational International Championships.

The group won a total of 14 medals during the four-day competition in Montreal, Canada.

Simeon Greig, Sebastian Wilcox, Amelie Underwood, Juliette John, Corin Burrows Mackley, Connor Lano, Oliver Wignall and Theo Wellington were praised for their performances on their international debuts.

Crystal Palace Diving Club’s John returned with three medals, triumphing in the Girls’ B 1m and Platform event and taking third in the 3m Springboard.

Four divers won two medals each.

City of Sheffield’s Greig was victorious in the Boys’ C 3m Springboard, while he also won bronze in the Platform competition.

Fantastic trip

Plymouth Diving’s Underwood was second in the Girls’ B 3m and third in the 1m category, City of Sheffield’s Wellington took silver in the Boys’ A Platform and bronze in the 1m Springboard and Southend Diving’s Lano was runner-up in the Boys’ A 1m Springboard and occupied the final podium place in the 3m competition.

City of Sheffield’s Wilcox was third in the Boys’ B 3m Springboard, Dive London’s Burrows Mackley was second in the Girl’s B Platform and Southampton’s Wignall was a bronze medallist in the Boys’ A Platform.

Suzie Collins, Swim England’s diving programme lead, said: “It was a fantastic trip.

“This was the first time any of the athletes represented their country internationally and they were a credit to their clubs and themselves.

“Events such as the Camo Invitational are a great opportunity to give our up-and-coming athletes a taste of international competition and it was really pleasing to see them take their chance and perform so well.” 

Scotland’s Noah Penman also made the trip with the English contingent and picked up two gold medals.

The Aberdeen Diving Club member was victorious in the Boys’ A 1m and 3m Springboard events.