Star Diving Club Guildford
Star Diving Club Guildford

Welcome to Star Diving Club

We are a springboard and highboard diving club in Guildford, Surrey.
We are affiliated to Swim England through Swim England South East and have SwimMark accreditation.
Our programme is based at Guildford Spectrum.
Whether you are a complete beginner or have some previous experience, you are welcome to join us.
Catering for all ages and abilities we run a variety of sessions six days a week.

Want to start diving?

For more information or to book a place contact membership@stardiving.org

Everyone must be able to swim 25m and be confident in deep water without goggles.

Half-term holiday course

We are now taking bookings for our May half-term holiday course, which runs across four afternoons (4pm - 5pm) from Tuesday 29th May - Friday 1st June.

All ages and abilities are welcome. Existing divers will have the opportunity to improve and reinforce existing skills, practice and learn others.

Newcomers will be taught a range of shapes, jumps, rolls and dives from poolside before progressing to the boards.

Children must be able to swim 25m and be confident in deep water without goggles.

Download the booking/consent form below and email it completed to membership@stardiving.org

Holiday Course Booking Form - May 2018
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Summer Term

We have availability on the following days:

Beginners: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (all 5pm - 5.30pm)

Beginners: Sunday (11.30am-12pm & 5-5.30pm)

Adults: Monday (8pm-9pm)

Click below for the whole term overview.

Summer Term Overview 2018
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Surrey Schools, 1m Age Groups and 1m Championships

 

Divers from 14 schools across the county competed at this year's Surrey Schools Diving Championships at Guildford Spectrum. Six guest divers from schools in Kent and Hampshire also took part.

Lily Chandler won the primary girls with Lyra claiming silver and Caitlin the bronze. Mia, Annabella and Tegan came fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Archie was runner-up in the primary boys and George took the bronze. Alex and Leo finished fourth and sixth respectively. Scarlett won gold in the junior girls and Lily Cole was runner-up. Johannes topped off the meet by winning the intermediate boys.

Star was the dominant county club in the Surrey County ASA 1m Age Groups and 1m Championships - also winning the Jimmy Aldous Trophy for accumulative team points in the age groups.

Annabella won the E girls. In the D girls, Caitlin won gold, Lyra the silver and Mia a bronze. Tegan was not far behind in fourth. The C girls was won by Lily Chandler while Natalia claimed silver and Lily Cole the bronze. Kotryna, Scarlett, Amy and Ayisha came fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Johannes won the B boys.

In the 1m Championships, Lily Chandler won the female junior and senior events while Natalia was runner-up in the junior. Patrick claimed gold in the male junior and senior events with silver in both to Johannes.

The detailed results are available here.

Gavin Brown Love To Dive

 

Well done to the 14 divers who represented at this year's Gavin Brown Love To Dive competition in Southampton.

Red Bull cliff diver Blake Aldridge popped in to present some of the medals and also judged some of the events.

Annabella won the E Girls ahead of the runner-up by less than a point.

George, Thomas and Leo dived well to finish 8th, 10th and 14th respectively in the D Boys.

Najany medalled in sixth place and Andina, Tegan and Mia came 12th, 15th and 17th respectively in the D Girls.

In the C Boys, Alex Casemore dived consistenty to win bronze while team-mate Alex Cookson finished eighth.

Amy claimed silver in the C Girls and Lily medalled in sixth. Her forward roll from 3m impressed the judging panel who awarded it two 9s and a 10.

Anya dived steadily throughout and medalled in sixth place in the B Girls.

Cole finished seventh in the B Boys, missing out on a medal by less than half a point.

The detailed results are available here.

Surrey Skills

 

Congratulations to the team of 12 divers who competed at this year's Surrey County ASA Diving Skills Competition at Guildford Spectrum.

Everyone put in a great effort and we came away as the top - and only - Surrey diving club here for another year.

Annabella Higgins was crowned E Girls champion for the second year running, scoring an 'excellent' 10 from one of the judges for her V-sit hold.

The D Girls was won by Andina Fernandez White, while sister Najany claimed silver and Katie Pye, whose first time it was competing at Surrey Skills, the bronze. Mia Barnes and Tegan Fookes also dived well, finishing fourth and fifth respectively. George Taylor won the D Boys and the silver went to Leo Bontempo. Amy Smith won the C Girls, nearly 10 points ahead of her nearest rival. Ayisha Durbar and Arabella Wilson dived consistently well to win silver and bronze respectively. Alex Cookson won gold in the C Boys.

The detailed results are available here.

Santa Skills

 

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.

Coaches Wanted! Interested in learning to coach diving? Contact Kirsty here.

HOLIDAY COURSES Click here for more information

Click here for info on our Squad Selection Programme

ONE TO ONE SESSIONS

Click here for more info on one on one intensive sessions with one of our experienced coaches

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