The Tom Daley Diving Academy is our Learn to Dive programme, in partnership with Olympic Medallist Diver Tom Daley. The programme is designed for all ages and abilities wanting to take up this exciting sport. So whether you have aspirations to follow in Tom’s footsteps, want to learn something new, or just want a new way to keep fit, there has never been a better time to start learning to dive.
DIVING AT THE MAC
About the Tom Daley Diving Academy
As long as your child is able to swim competently in deep water, they can learn to dive as young as 5 years old. Below is an overview of our junior diving lesson programme:
Foundation - Our entry level for those first-time divers. Here you will learn the basics of diving from poolside.
Beginners - Building on what you have learned at foundation level, beginner will teach you new skills with the introduction of diving boards.
Improvers - At this level, you will progress to more advanced diving techniques on higher boards.
Advanced - Here you will learn to master some of the most challenging diving skills.
When you enrol onto the Tom Daley Diving Academy you'll be provided with an online tool - our Home Portal - that helps you to track your progress or your child's progress in the pool. Once you've booked a course it's easy to set up an account. Once registered, you'll be able to log in to access information and updates directly from your dive coach.
- 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.
- Allowing you to move up to the next class upon successful progression.
MAC Dive Club
For those who have completed our learn to dive programme, you may be referred to join the MAC dive club. The club trains at the centre and even offers lessons to adults looking to learn a new skill.
When the MAC first opened, Head Coach Jan Isherwood put together a dive programme in partnership with the centre and as this developed over the years the club was formed.
MAC Dive team has members of all ages who are coached to the highest level. Over the years the diving club has had great success in many competitions and has affiliations to the Great British Diving Federation and the Amatuer Swimming Association.
We've missed them while we've been closed for refurbishment and are delighted to be welcoming them back!