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Commonwealth Games venue to host Swim England national diving event in 2024

The venue for the aquatic events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is to host a Swim England national competition for the first time in 2024.

Some of the country’s top young divers will be heading to the Sandwell Aquatics Centre for the four-day GoCardless Swim England Diving National Age Group Championships.

Athletes will compete individually from the 1m and 3m springboard plus the platform across four different age groups.

There are also synchronised events from the 1m and 3m springboards.

Plymouth Diving Club were awarded the Dawdon Shield Trophy for top club at the 2023 National Age Group Championships, which were held at Ponds Forge.

They pipped home club City of Sheffield to the top spot after winning 17 medals across all four days.

The Sandwell Aquatics Centre staged more medal moments than any other venue during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Following the Games, it has been turned into a state-of-art community leisure centre for Sandwell and the wider West Midlands region.

It boasts 1,000 seats, a 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 10m high dive tower, a 25m dive pool and a smaller community swimming pool.

Now operated by the Sandwell Leisure Trust on behalf of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, it officially opened its doors on 24 July 2023 following a transformation from a Commonwealth Games venue.

Entry information plus ticket details will be confirmed in due course.

Meanwhile, the date and venue for the National Skills Final will be published in the new year.