Star Diving Club Guildford
Star Diving Club Guildford

Squad Diving

Squad Selection


Children are selected to join our squads by the head coach if they have the physical and mental attributes to be a competitive diver.


We are always looking for talented children in beginner lessons, holiday courses and taster sessions who could be competitive divers. The traits we are looking for include:

  • Flexibility: good pike shape, splits, flexible shoulders and achilles
  • Springy jumps
  • Strength: strong core, arms and legs
  • Good toe point
  • Competent headstand and handstands
  • Coordination & control
  • Bravery & willingness to try new skills from high boards
  • Attention to detail and form
  • Ability to make changes to dives from coaches' comments

Children with a background in competitive gymnastics, tumbling, trampolining and dance often have some of the traits to make successful competitive divers.


If you think your child has some or all of these attributes then contact to arrange a trial, quoting TALENT TRIAL.

Squad Structure


The squad structure has six different competitive squads and also a pre-squad group. See squad descriptions for more info.


Squad divers do a mix of pool and dry-land training including conditioning, gymnastic work, trampolining and dry-board training. The divers range from novice to junior elite level and train between 2 to 5 times a week. 


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