We currently have spaces for new divers in the following beginner classes starting in January...
Monday 8-9 (adults)
Children must be able to swim 25m and be confident in deep water without goggles.
For more information or to book a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring term begins the week commencing Monday 8 January.
Click below for the term overview.
Star took a team of 17 divers to Sheffield for Santa Skills. It was the first away trip for most of the divers and they performed brilliantly. We got at least one diver into the final of every event we entered and came away with 8 medals. Mia Barnes smashed the mini E girls event to take Gold and Tegan Fookes was hot on her heels getting Silver. Anna Merlini put in some fantastic dives to finish with Silver in girls B. Caitlin Maytham and Lyra Guise Tucker finished 4th and 6th and Archie Johnson 5th in the girls and boys D events. Our other finalists were Kotryna Davidenas and Amy Smith who took 4th and 5th in girls C. Louisa Mackie, Ayisha Durbar and Lily Cole all finished in the top 10, while Andina Fernandez White, Tessa Fenwick and Najany Fernandez White finished in the top half of a huge girls D event and there were promising performanced from Leo Bontempo, Arabella Wilson and Katie Pye.
England Talent Squad Selection
Congratualtions to Lily Chandler who has been selected to join the England Talent Z Squad for the next two years from 2017-2019, following her brilliant perfomance at Talent Games. Lily joins Patrick Hanlon who is on year 2 of the program and Tilly Brown who is on the England Talent National Y Squad. Star has had 7 divers selected to join England Talent Squads from Talent Games since it started in 2013 and is the only 5m club to have ever had more than 1 diver selected to join the program.
Lily Chandler and Caitlin Maytham competed at Talent Games in Leeds over 18th & 19th November. This event bring together the top divers aged 11 and under in the country to compete in both Dryland and Pool events. The girls were competing in a huge group of 35 divers and they performed fantastically. Lily excelled in the girls 10-11 pool event winning by nearly 10 points, she finished 4th overall and 10th in dryland. Caitlin was one of the least experienced divers at the event and did herself proud finishing 6th in Dryland, 15th in Pool and 7th overall.
Star had 15 divers competing at the Stingray Skills in Southampton on 19th November. The team dominated the competition winning all 3 events and bringing home 10 medals. Annabella Higgins won the 8-9 competition with the highest score of the day, Arabella Wilson was crowned champion of the 10-13 group and Max Todd topped the rankings of the 14-16 group. Tegan Fookes got silver 8-9s and Leo Bontempo, Thomas McMurray and Ayisha Durbar took joint bronze in 10-13s. Our other medalists were Mia Barnes, Lily Coulson and Ella Westhead and there were good performaces from Katie Pye, Piper Mclaughlen, Georgie Williams and Louisa Mackie. Full write up and photos can be found here.
Coaches Wanted! Anyone interested in learning to coach diving, please contact Kirsty here.
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