Star Diving Club Guildford is an independent diving club catering for all levels of diving, from complete beginners through to elite junior level.
Our training venue is at Guildford Spectrum where we have use of 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. Our competitive squads also have access to dry-land training, trampolining and dry boards.
We take children once they can swim 25m and are comfortable in deep water (usually six years upwards), providing a pathway for all our divers to achieve their maximum potential. We aim for all our members to get the most they can from the sport based on their ability, time and commitment.
We are affiliated to Swim England South East and have SwimMark and Clubmark accreditations.
The club is run by Swim England-qualified diving coaches under the direction of head coach Kirsty McMahon. We have a club committee that meets once a term, providing valuable support. This enables the coaches to concentrate on club sessions and events.
We run a recreational learn-to-dive programme and have a number of competitive squads that compete at a range of levels from novice through to elite junior. We have divers competing annually at the National Skills Finals, National Age Groups, England Talent Games and British Elite Junior Championships.
In 2014 we were the only 5m club in the country to medal at all levels of Junior Nationals.
Divers in the learn-to-dive programme follow our grade scheme with certificates and badges awarded at the end of term for achieving each level. For more information click here.
We run two internal club competitions a year - summer and winter - where members of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part and support the club.
Our squad divers are encouraged to become poolside helpers at the age of 14 and are then given the opportunity to become a qualified L1 coach from the age of 16.
This means that members can be involved with the club throughout their school years, enabling them to enjoy the sport of diving, keep active and gain confidence and self-esteem in the process.