Better, the UK’s largest provider of public leisure and swimming facilities, is offering children and adults the chance to learn to dive with the Tom Daley Diving Academy ‘Splash Down’ holiday camps this half term from Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June at Gurnell Leisure Centre.
The Tom Daley Diving Academy was set up with the aim of getting as many people as possible involved in diving no matter what their age or ability. This half term see’s the first of the new ‘Splash Down’ camps where its all about children having fun and learning the basics in diving putting participants on the first steps in their diving career. The Academy creates a place where young talented divers could be spotted, developed and supported to go on and achieve success in the sport.
James Jebb, Tom Daley Diving Academy Product Manager, said, “Whether you want to follow in Tom Daley’s footsteps or just learn something new, come along to one of our Splash Down camps, have some fun and impress your friends by learning to dive. You never know, you could be the next Tom Daley!”
10 year old diver, Hannah Campbell, has already had plenty success at her level and age. The enthusiastic young came 6th at the 2016 National Skills Finals, 1st at the 2016 Novice D Girls Irish Nationals, she gained a 1st at the 2017 South East Region Age Groups and ASA London Region Skills competitions.
Tracey, Hannah’s mum, said, “Hannah liked watching the diving during the Olympics on TV, especially watching Tom Daley. She attended Tom Daley Diving Academy lessons and was quickly selected to join the gold squad with Dive London.” Frankie Del Celo, Tom Daley Diving Academy and Dive London Diving Development Officer, said, “Hannah is a great example of someone who started diving in our lessons programme, the Tom Daley Diving Academy, and was selected early in her diving to go into the Dive London Aquatics Club squad at the London Aquatics Centre where she has progressed further.” Hannah said, “I enjoy diving, I know when I’ve done a good dive which makes me happy from the inside out. I hope one day to win a World Championship gold and get to the Olympics!”
To find out more about the Tom Daley Diving Academy visit www.better.org.uk/tomdaley. To book on any of the ‘Splash Down’ half term holiday camps or weekly term time lessons visit www.betterlessons.org.uk/diving.