Edinburgh Diving Club

Founded in 1971

Edinburgh Leisure

Dive Programme

Scottish National Elite Squad

National Elite Squad is the most senior squad in the Edinburgh Leisure programme and is run with the support of Scottish swimming. This squad is by invitation only if the diver has gained the required scores and is made up of the Scottish Swimming National elite divers who train in Edinburgh. Divers are continually tested to remain on the squad and are expected to be committed to an exclusive training programme set by their coach whilst maintaining their fitness levels.   

  • At any time in their diving career, divers can elect, or be asked to move squads depending on their level of progress or commitment.
  • Places in National squad are reviewed at the end of each year. Divers may be removed from the squad during the year if the National Coach and the National Diving Committee feel that the diver is not fully motivated. Discussions between diver and coaches would be held prior to any decision being made.
Scottish National Elite Squad
Age 14 + years (guidelines only)
Training Three to four wet sessions and two Dry sessions per week plus any additional training which takes place with Scottish Swimming
Duration Timetable agreed with coaches
Training Times Monday
7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
5.00 pm - 7.30 pm
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
3.30 pm - 5.30 pm (Dry Training)
10.00 am - 1.00 pm (Dry Training)
  Divers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before wet sessions to ensure a good warm up, and if possible to bring their own warm up mat
Requirements Must achieve criteria set by acting National coach and National Diving Committee
These must be achieved at ASA or SASA competitions or approved GB events
Divers must meet the criteria at the end of each year and may be tested at any point throughout the year if the National Diving Committee wishes.
Attendance 100% attendance and prompt punctuality is expected.
Attitude Must be committed to following the programme set out by the coaches.
100% effort is expected at all times
Must be extremely highly motivated and committed to maintaining fitness levels

Will be competing on the British Age Group and Senior circuit, in Scotland, Great Britain as well as Internationally
Scottish National Squad divers are expected to attend.

  • ASA Junior Elite championships and/or Senior Championships (Age dependant)
  • Scottish National Championships
  • International events
Aims To produce National and International champions.
To be selected for British Diving elite programmes.
Goals These will be written by the divers, checked and agreed by the coach.
Long term and short term goals will be discussed with coaches.
Key attributes To achieve Scottish Squad Status a diver must have all the following attributes:
  • Physical Talent
  • Mental Toughness
  • Desire
  • Dedication
  • Motivation