Welcome to Star Diving Club
We are a springboard and highboard diving club in Guildford, Surrey.
Our programme is based at Guildford Spectrum.
We are affiliated to Swim England, our national governing body, through Swim England South East Region and have SwimMark accreditation.
Whether you are a complete beginner or have some previous experience, you are welcome to join us.
Catering for all abilities we run a variety of weekly sessions in term time six days a week (not Saturdays).
Want to start diving?
For more information, to arrange a term-time taster or to book a class, please email email@example.com
We run a variety of term-time sessions catering for all levels, six days a week.
Important: everyone must be able to swim 25m and be comfortable in deep water without goggles.
Autumn term dates
The autumn term runs from Monday 6 September - Sunday 19 December.
There are no lessons in the half-term week: Monday 25 October - Sunday 31 October.
View or download the term-time overview below.
Autumn term: A return to normal? Fingers crossed
As we head towards a new diving year, we hope that the lifting of restrictions paves the way for a gradual return to normal. The situation is being monitored carefully, following government and Swim England guidance, and the plan is for any remaining restrictions to be removed and classes returned to regular sizes from September.
Despite the massive inconvenience over the delay with the recommissioning of the 3m and 5m boards, we are in close contact with Guildford Spectrum about these. Replacement railings have been ordered, but the delay is due to a materials shortage, a knock-on from Covid restrictions. Once materials are available to the contractor, the railings will take roughly four weeks to be removed, duplicated and re-installed.
We are still headhunting a new club chairman. While the role is not regularly time-consuming, we need someone to lead the team and help Kirsty, Annika and others take the club forward. This involves liaising with internal and external stakeholders and ensuring all our members' best interests are at the fore. If you are able to assist, please email Cooky – Cooky@stardiving.org
We are also looking for a new club treasurer. This role is less frequent but has responsibility for the club's financial health, reporting to the club committee, the Charity Commission and Swim England as necessary. We would welcome anyone with financial experience and understanding of accounts to step forward and have a chat. Please email Annika – Annika@stardiving.org
Congratulations to Laura Neall, one of our adult divers and a coach, who has agreed to join us on a permanent contract. She has been part
of the club for several years in an ad-hoc capacity. Her skills with the divers, willingness to learn and aspirations to coach some great talent made her the ideal candidate to increase our permanent
staff. Well done, Laura!
Her joining also allows us to start the hunt for new divers and reach out to local schools to run a talent identification (TID) programme beginning in September. We get divers at all levels by reaching out to the community in this way. If you are able to help us get the foot in the door at your school, please email Kirsty – Kirsty@stardiving.org
Lastly for now, congratulations to our new divers of the term: Caroline and Seth. Both have impressed the coaches with their enthusiasm, focus and attitude at training, deservedly winning the termly accolade. Read about them in the 'Divers Of The Term' section.
Coaches Wanted! Interested in learning to coach diving? Contact Kirsty here.