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Coaching the Swim England Diving Awards

The seven progressive Diving Awards take children from complete beginner up to club level diving skills. All seven awards should be delivered by fully-qualified diving coaches.

The skill chains and progression through the awards allow children to improve and achieve quickly and continually, with rewards not only for each complete award but also for an identified skill within each award too as an added incentive.

If you’re a qualified diving coach interested in delivering the awards, please contact dive.talent@swimming.org to get log in details to our Diving Portal where you will find all the resources you need to deliver the awards.

Outcomes and Coaching Points

Tap or click on the awards below to view the outcomes expected from the each of the seven awards, as well as a video playlist with coaching points for the skills in each award.

Diving Award 1
  1. Forward jump straight from poolside
  2. Back jump straight from poolside
  3. Forward jump tuck from poolside
  4. Forward tuck roll from poolside
  5. Forward pike fall from poolside
  6. Forward jump straight from 1m
Diving Award 2
  1. Back push and glide into back circle
  2. Back jump tuck from poolside
  3. Forward dive crouched from poolside
  4. Back tuck roll from poolside
  5. Forward pike fall from 1m
  6. Forward jump tuck from 1m
  7. Back pike roll from poolside
Diving Award 3
  1. Forward jump straight from 3m
  2. Back jump straight from 1m
  3. Forward dive straight from poolside
  4. Back dive crouched from poolside
  5. Back fall straight from 1m
  6. Forward pike wedge from poolside
  7. Back pike sit from poolside
Diving Award 4
  1. Forward jump pike from 1m
  2. Armswing forward jump straight from 1m
  3. Forward dive tuck from poolside
  4. Back dive straight from poolside
  5. Forward pike fall from 3m
  6. Armswing back jump tuck from poolside
  7. Armswing back pike sit from poolside
Diving Award 5
  1. Back tuck roll from 1m
  2. Inward pike wedge from poolside
  3. Armswing forward dive tuck from 1m
  4. Armswing back jump tuck from 3m
  5. Sitting forward tuck roll from 3m
  6. Board timing – bouncing forward jump straight from 1m
  7. Armswing back jump pike from 1m
Diving Award 6
  1. Armswing reverse pike sit from poolside
  2. Inward dive tuck from 1m
  3. Forward dive tuck bouncing from 1m
  4. Armswing back dive tuck from 1m
  5. Forward straight fall from 3m
  6. Forward somersault tuck from poolside
  7. Back fall straight from 3m
Diving Award 7
  1. Armswing reverse dive tuck from 1m*
  2. Inward dive tuck from 3m
  3. Forward dive tuck from 3m
  4. Armswing forward dive pike from 1m
  5. Inward dive pike from 1m
  6. Forward somersault tuck from 1m
  7. Back tuck roll from 3m
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