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Swim England diving selection policy for Commonwealth Games released

The Swim England Diving Selection Policy for the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been released.

The policy is the second of the aquatic disciplines to be released ahead of next year’s home-games and marks a ‘significant step forward towards a once-in-a-generation event’.

The document details the qualification, nomination and selection processes as well as naming the four individuals who will sit on the selection panel.

The panel is comprised of Team England diving leader and British Diving National Performance Director, Alexei Evangulov, British Diving Performance Manager, Kim White, British Diving Talent and Development Manager, Julian Bellan and British Diving Head of Sports Science and Medicine, Adam Sotheran.

The two primary objectives of the selection policy are to select athletes ‘that will form the team to achieve the best possible results’ and ‘that have the potential to succeed at future events.’

‘Fairness and equality are championed’

Speaking on the policy, Evangulov said: “The quality of diving in England at present makes it an incredibly exciting sport to be a part of.

“Athletes will now be preparing to perform above and beyond their limits over the coming months in order to secure their spot and represent their country at one of the most prestigious events in the sporting calendar.

“This policy has been designed so that fairness and equality are championed and so that each athlete has ample opportunity to get on to Team England.”

Swim England sport development director, George Wood, added:

“Releasing the second of our discipline’s selection policies for the upcoming Commonwealth Games marks a significant step forward towards this once-in-a-generation event.

“With just over 250 days to go until the competition begins, we are looking forward to what is bound to be a remarkable sporting event for Team England.”

You can view the selection policy, which was updated in May 2022, here.