Our Tom Daley ‘Splash Down’ diving holiday camps are the perfect place for your kids to have some fun, learn new skills and impress their friends this half term. Our holiday camps run consecutively over five days at various Better leisure centres across the country and are a great, affordable way of keeping the kids active and entertained during the school holidays.

Spaces are going fast, so book your place today to avoid disappointment.



After my success at the London Olympics in 2012, in partnership with Better we set-up the Tom Daley Diving Academy. We set up the academy with the aim of getting as many people as possible involved in diving no matter what their age or ability. We also wanted to create a place where young talented divers could be spotted, developed and supported to go on and achieve success in the sport.

So whether you have aspirations to follow in my footsteps or just want to learn something new, come along, have some fun and impress your friends by learning to dive at the Tom Daley Diving Academy. When you are ready, I’ll see you on the 10 metre platform.  

Benefits of Diving

Diving is a fantastic sport and offering many health benefits including:

Physical: Improve your strength, stamina and flexibility while burning up to 200 calories an hour
Mental: As well as offering a great adrenaline rush, diving helps focus the mind driving you to learn new moves and synchronised routines. Diving’s concentration boost can help in other areas of personal development - such as academic attainment and the workplace.
Fun: It’s a fun, enjoyable way to keep fit, make friends and do something a little different.
Accessible: All you need is a swimming costume and the guidance of a Tom Daley Diving Academy coach to get you started.


Our ‘Learn to Dive’ programme has been carefully devised around the values I believe make the best divers, with the aim of taking you from a beginner all the way through to an elite level diver. The programme is for everyone whether you’re an adult who wants to enjoy the health benefits of diving, or a child who has an aspiration to dive at the Olympics. The programme provides a clear progression for development and enables talented individuals the opportunity to enter into competitive club environments. 

Junior Learn to Dive

As long as your child is able to swim competently in deep water, children can start to learn to dive as young as 5 years old. The programme is broken down in to the following levels:

Foundation: Our entry level for those that have never dived before aimed at teaching you the basics of diving from poolside.

Beginner: Building on what you have learned at foundation,
beginner will teach you new skills with diving boards becoming more prominent at this level.

Improver: At this level you will progress to more difficult diving techniques on higher boards

Advanced: Advanced pushes you to master some of the most challenging diving skills.

Skills: Skills provide advanced divers time to hone their technique and master skills on the boards.

Click here to see further details of the outcomes of each course level.

Tom Daley 'Splash Down' Holiday Camps: To make sure all children have the chance to give diving a go, we have designed our 'Splash Down' Holiday Camps to teach the diving basics in a fun, safe and supportive environment.


Adult Learn to Dive

You're never to old to try diving. It's fun exciting and a great way of developing core strength and flexibility. Our Adult programme is available at our Development and Academy Centres and is broken down in the following levels:

Adult Diving Beginners: If you haven’t dived before or had lessons then this is the start point for you.

Adult Diving Improver: Progressing from beginners you will now start to enhance your skills and progress to the higher boards.

Adult Diving Advanced: Now you're starting to threaten Tom for medals! This course will help you master a full repertoire of dives.

*Diving is for anyone above the age recommended in the level guides. Pupils should be competent swimmers in deep water.

Progress Tracking

Tom Daley Diving Academy provides an online tool - our Home Portal - that helps you to track your progress or your child's progress in the pool. Once you book a course, it's easy to set up an account which will enable you to log in and access information and updates directly from your dive coach.

Homne Portal features include:

  • Record of Achievement: Clear and regular updates on progress, including achievements and areas for improvement.
  • Book Lessons: Choose dates, times and level (subject to availability).
  • One account for multiple pupils: Perfect for schools and families.
  • Easy Access: Printing your Parent barcode to gain quick access to our centres at lesson times.
  • Pay Online: Skip the queue and go straight to your lesson


 We currently run Tom Daley Diving programmes at the following Better leisure centres; 

Better Leisure Centre


Barnet Copthall

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Adult & Children’s ‘Learn to Dive’

Chingford Leisure Centre

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Splash Down Holiday Camps

Clapham Leisure Centre

Splash Down Holiday Camps

Clissold Leisure Centre

Splash Down Holiday Camps

Donyngs Leisure Centre

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Splash Down Holiday Camps

East Manchester Leisure Centre

Splash Down Holiday Camps

Gosforth Pool and Leisure Centre

Splash Down Holiday Camps

Gurnell Leisure Centre

Splash Down Holiday Camps

Highgrove Pool and Fitness Centre

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Adult & Children’s Learn to Dive

Horley Leisure Centre

Splash Down Holiday Camps

Hough End Leisure Centre 

Splash Down Holiday Camps

Ironmonger Row Baths

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Children’s ‘Learn to Dive’

London Aquatics Centre

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Adult & Children’s Learn to Dive

Manchester Aquatics Centre

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Children’s Learn to Dive

Mile End Park and Leisure Centre

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Children’s Learn to Dive

Phoenix Fitness Centre and Janet Adegoke Swimming Pool

Splash Down Holiday Camps

The Link Leisure Centre

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Children’s Learn to Dive

St Georges Pool

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Adult & Children’s Learn to Dive

Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre

Tom Daley Diving Academy
Children’s Learn to Dive

  Spaces are limited, so book today to avoid disappointment.



There are three quick and easy ways to pay:

  • A convenient monthly Direct Debit of 12 equal payments, allowing you to spread the cost across the year.*
  • A hassle-free upfront annual payment.
  • Credits – Make an upfront payment of 14 continues weekly sessions and renew at any time (subject to centre offering – please check online or in centres)

All payments can be easily managed online through your Home Portal.

*Something to remember! If you select Direct Debit payments for your lessons, they will continue until you let us know otherwise.

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