Scottish National & OPEN Championships, 5-8th December.
2019 looking good for our EDC divers!
British National Championships 2019, Edinburgh
We had some fantastic results at the British Championships held in Edinburgh. Millie Fowler was super steady on 1m finishing in 4th place in her final. James Heatly won GOLD in the men's 1m springboard with a top score taking his first ever British National title. Yona finished just behind James in 2nd place and Ross Beatie finishing 5th which was just a fantastic result for our EDC performance divers. In the men's 3m event Yona bagged 'guest' GOLD for Jamaica with James scooping his 2nd GOLD medal winning the British National title. Ross finished in a magnificent 7th place with some superb diving. Well done lads!
Gemma showed some great diving just missing out on a Bronze medal finishing 4th in the women's 10m platform event with Lucas Thomson taking silver in the men's 10m synchro with his Dive London partner Ben Cutmore. On the final day the British Championships saw Millie and Lucas compete in the women's 3m and men's 10m respectively. Millie finished a solid prelim in 4th and then came 9th in the final, putting in some steady dives. Lucas lit up the pool in the prelims, recording a personal best score to finish 2nd. He didn't quite hit the same heights in the final, dropping a couple of dives but still finishing in 5th place. Well done everyone!
It was certainly a fantastic weekend of diving showcasing some of Britains up and coming talented divers. A big thank you to everyone that volunteered their help over the three days!
Dresden International Youth Meet, Germany
**Well done!** Lucas Thomson for winning the SILVER medal in the 10m Platform event at the Dresden International Youth Meet in Germany. A nail biting final after Lucas dropped a dive to come back to win the silver by 0.9 points. Great diving Lucas!
**A huge well done** to all our novice divers competing in the Shipley Novices event this weekend! Some fantastic results with Chris Proudler taking GOLD, Ross Tynan taking SILVER, Gregor Happs in 6th place, Lawrie Banks in 11th and Yu Kitamura in 21st place in their Group C event. Well done! Shane McConnell for coming 4th in the Boys B event. Scarlet D'Mellow took GOLD in the Girls Group D1 event. Our TIDs did very well in their first away competition with Jessica Nearn finishing 18th and Poppy Reid finishing 20th. Layla Duke taking SILVER and Gemma Sladen winning BRONZE and Zara Saines came 6th, Georgina Cook 7th, Kate Mackenzie 10th, Rosie Mantle 18th, Flora Kidd 20th and Orla Neilson 30th. What a great competition EDC! In the Girls Group C event Olivia Keane finished 10th, Ciara Robertson 11th, and Sophia West 31st. Thomas Mantle came 15th in his first away competition in the Boys Group E event. More medals in the Girls Group E event with Meg Sharman winning GOLD and Isla-Grace Henderson winning BRONZE. In the final event of the day Josh Hutchinson came 8th and Peter Corkhill 15th. EDC also came 2nd in the Team points. A massive thank you to Bradford Esprit for hosting this event and to all the chaperones and coaches. Brilliant Team work!
GB Junior Elite Championships, Sheffield
Well done to all those divers who attended the GB Junior Elite Diving Championships. Ben and Rayne performed exceptionally well in their first Elites competition winning SILVER in the Boys 9-13 3m Synchro competition closely followed by Lachlan Stark and Oscar Wilcox who won Bronze. Lachlan then went on to win a stunning GOLD in the Boys C 3m springboard competition paving the way for more EDC medals with Chloe taking BRONZE in the Girls C 3m springboard. Chloe and Lachlan both dived superbly well coming 4th in their respective 1m springboard competitions. Libby reached the finals in both her 3m springboard and Platform competitions reaching a personal best score in all her competitions and Angus was an absolute star ripping those dives and reaching personal best scores in both his 3m springboard and Platform preliminary reaching the FINAL in the Boys A group! Lewis dived exceptionally well with consistent scores just narrowly missing out on a place in the final. Ellen also did extremely well in a very tough Girls B Group. Lucas and Ben Cutmore (Dive London) went on to win GOLD in the Boys Platform Synchro and Lucas went on to win GOLD in a closely fought and very exciting 10m Platform individual Boys A event. An absolutely fantastic weekend of diving with so much talent coming through EDC! Many thanks to chaperones, Fiona Sharman, Fiona Thomas and Lee Duke and to our exceptional coaches Jen and Becky!
Canada Cup FINA Diving Grand Prix #2
Huge congratulations to James Heatly who won a silver medal at the Canada Cup FINA Diving Grand Prix #2 event in Calgary. James reached a personal best score of 476.65. James went on to win a bronze medal in the 3m springboard event in the Mission Vejo, FINA Diving Grand Prix #3! Gemma McArthur (GB National Women's platform champion) narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing fourth place in the final of the women's 10m platform event. Millie Fowler (GB National Women's 3m springboard champion) was also part of the GB team competing at the two grand prix events, with Yona Knight-Wisdom competing for Jamaica.
Its also worth noting that this time last year we were celebrating James bronze medal in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games 1m springboard event. The medal was Scotland's first in Diving since James grandfathers, the late Sir Peter Heatly, in 1954!
Great results also for the first SASA Levels of 2019 where Team Edinburgh competed against divers from across Scotland. Well done to everyone who competed, especially those who have just moved up a level! Thank you to all the coaches, judges and recorders for your hard work! It was a great day! Full results are available under the Results tab!
With the first England & Scotland Talent Zone Squad Camp of the year now complete, EDC divers had a fantastic weekend in Leeds and gained lots of valuable experience! Well done to Ben Sharman who impressed everyone to be selected as diver of the camp for the 1st years attending and to Rayne Hamilton for being selected as diver of the camp for the 2nd years attending.
Edinburgh Diving Club held their Annual Prize Giving Awards on the evening of 19 January. It was great to see everyone dressed up having a fun night with their best dance moves. Many congratulations to all our prize winners and to James Heatly for being awarded diver of the year and Ross Tynan being awarded the most improved diver!
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The Club was constituted in 1971 following the construction and Opening of the Royal Commonwealth Pool for the Commonwealth Games in 1970.
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England Talent - Zone Squad Diving Selections 2018/2019
England Talent have been working in alignment with Scottish Swimming to deliver training camps for both English and Scottish athletes.
Many congratulations to Ben Sharman and Summer Ross who have been selected for Swim England’s ‘Team Z’ talent programme. This is on the back of the talent games event held in Leeds where they both medalled. Summer and Ben, who both train in Elite Potential will attend a number of training camps over the next 2 years. They will have the opportunity to train alongside some of the best young divers in the UK including our current EDC divers Chloe Sinclair, Lachlan Stark and Rayne Hamilton. Well done Summer and Ben for your achievements! Camp Dates have been updated on the Competition Calendar.
Competition Calendar updates:-
The Competition Calendar has been updated for 2019.
The 2018 Summer of Success at EDC...
Congratulations to James Heatly, European BRONZE medalist in the 1m Springboard competition at the European Championships held in Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool. An utterly stunning performance from James who absolutely nailed his last dive in the final round pushing him up from 5th into Bronze medal position alongside GB Team mate Jack Laugher who won GOLD. WELL DONE James! An absolute stellar performance and a great inspiration to our EDC divers!
Congratulations to the GB Junior Team of Anthony Harding, Lucas Thomson, Yasmin Harper and Ben Cutmore who won GOLD in the Team Event at the 22nd FINA World Junior Diving Championships in Kiev! What an outstanding achievement for Lucas, coach Jen Leeming and the Team. Well done Great Britain, WORLD Junior Mixed Team Diving Champions!