Entries open for National Age Group Championships

Entries for this year’s Swim England Diving National Age Group Championships close soon.

The event takes place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, between Thursday 28 June and Sunday July 1.

It will feature 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m and platform competitions over four different age groups – 16-18 years (Group A), 14-15 years (Group B), 12-13 years (Group C) and 9-11 years (Group D).

The cost is £14 for individual entries and £23 for synchro events. The closing date for entries is 12 noon on Wednesday 30 May.

Advance tickets

Advance tickets are available to purchase online now. Further tickets will be available to purchase at the event box office.

  • Day Ticket: Adult £5.00; Concession £4.00
  • Championship Pass: Adult: £15.00; Concession £12.00
  • Programme: £3.50

Bringing together some of the top age group divers in the country, the championships are one of the highlights of the English diving calendar.

City of Sheffield look to defend title

The event acts as a stepping stone for many athletes with their sights set on competing at the highest level.

Last year, City of Sheffield won the Dawdon Shield Trophy to end Crystal Palace’s recent dominance.

Crystal Palace won the shield, which is awarded to the club with the best overall performance, for the ninth year in a row in 2016.

But they finished third in 2017 as City of Sheffield took the title, with Southampton Diving Academy second.

The Margaret Davis Trophy was awarded to Nigel Mills for Coach of the Year.