Star Diving Club Guildford is an independent diving club catering for all levels of diving, from complete beginners through to junior international level.
Our main training venue is Guildford Spectrum where we have use of 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. Our competitive squads also have access to trampolining and dry-land training at Guildford Spectrum.
We take children from 5 years upwards and provide a pathway for all divers to achieve their maximum potential. We aim to enable 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 an active committee that provides valuable support to the club. This enables the coaches to concentrate on all club sessions and events.
We run a recreational learn-to-dive programme and a number of competitive squads who compete at a range of levels from novice through to elite. We have divers compete annually at the National Skills Finals, England Talent Games, National Age Groups 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 awarded for achieving each level. For more information click here.
We also organise two internal club competitions a year and 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 qualified coaches 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.