Star Diving Club Guildford
Star Diving Club Guildford

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 membership@stardiving.org

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.

Spring term dates

The spring term runs from Tuesday 3rd January - Sunday 2nd April.

There are no lessons in the half-term week: Monday 13th February - Sunday 19th February.

There is no diving on Sunday 8th January due to an all-day swimming gala.

View or download the term-time overview below.

Spring Term Overview 2023.v1
Overview (Spring 2023).v1.pdf
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Half-term holiday course

Our next 'four-day' holiday course will be in the half-term week: Monday 13th February - Thursday 16th February (3.45pm - 4.45pm, pool only).

Learn to dive as a beginner or develop your existing diving skills with our qualified coaches.

Places are first come, first served.

Please read the notes on the booking/consent form, which you can download below, before booking. Completed forms to be emailed to membership@stardiving.org

Important: children must be able to swim 25m and be comfortable in deep water without goggles.

Holiday Course Booking Form (Feb 2023)
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Winter club competition

Thanks to everyone who took part and supported our winter club competition, the second internal meet we have been able to run this year.
There was a good turnout across four hours of pool time, with a total of 74 divers competing across eight events.
For many divers this was their first-ever competition. 
Divers and parents in the first couple of sessions were also treated to dive shows from some of our development and age group squad divers.

The detailed results and a selection of photos from the meet can be found hereAlso check out the 'Write-ups' section.

South East Regional Awards

Congratulations to our club president Andy Hewat who has been named 'Volunteer of the Year' at the Swim England South East Region Awards.

For those who didn’t know, Andy was a former head coach of the club - as were his son and daughter - and he has been our president since 2018.

He is regional diving manager and regularly volunteers at all the national and British competitions, playing vital roles behind the scenes in technology, recording and live streaming.
South East Region chairman Roger Penfold said that the selection panel were "very impressed" with the nomination received, which demonstrated Andy’s "inspirational commitment" to the sport. 
For this reason they felt he was a worthy winner.

Roger added: "The awards recognise and celebrate the incredible spirit of our aquatic community, especially evident during these challenging times. They showcase individuals and groups who create and foster the community spirit of aquatics."

Back to normal, back to the routine

As we ease through 2023, we hope to see the back end of the pandemic with a gradual, cautious return to normality. Nevertheless, our No 1 priority continues to be safety: both yours and ours. The situation is being monitored carefully, following UK Government and Swim England guidance. In England, face coverings are no longer required by law (save some healthcare settings). It is up to you where and when you want to wear one.

 

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 to ensure all our members' best interests are at the fore. If you are able to assist, please email Cooky – cooky@stardiving.org 

 

Don't forget that our hunt for talented new divers at all levels is ongoing. If you are able to help us get the foot in the door at your local school to run a talent-testing programme, please email Kirsty - kirsty@stardiving.org

 

Lastly for now, well done to our nominees for Divers of the Term in Autumn 2022: Walter, Harry, Ava, Sofina and James. All have impressed their coaches in one way or another during term-time, be it their enthusiasm, focus or attitude at training.

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

Quick links

CONTACT

Click here for our contact page

CALENDAR

Click here for term-time dates

Click here for competition dates

HOLIDAY COURSES

Click here for more information

SQUAD SELECTION PROGRAMME

Click here for more information

COMPETITION WRITE-UPS

Click here for more information

DIVERS OF THE TERM

Click here for Learn To Dive and here for Squads

LEARN TO DIVE VIDEOS

Click here for more information

ONE TO ONE SESSIONS

Click here for more information

DIVING PARTIES

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