Edinburgh Diving Club

Founded in 1971

Novice 2 Squad

Edinburgh Leisure

Dive Programme

Novice 2 Squad

Novice 2 Squad Is for Novice divers aged 12 and under who have the required skills to compete in British Novice competitions such as the White Rose Diving competition held in Leeds each October. (See Individual squad page below for a list of dives) Divers in this squad should be committed to learning a set of dives from both the 1m and 3m boards in each of the 5 directions.

Novice 2 Squad
Age 12 years and under (guidelines only)
Training Two wet sessions and one dry session per week
Training Times Monday
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm (alongside Novice 1 squad)
4.30 pm - 5.30 pm
3.30 pm - 4.30 pm (Dry Training)
Requirements Set of novice dives corresponding to diver’s age group and GB National conditions. (See novice requirement sheet). Divers should also be well on the way to learning an age group list from both the 1m and 3m boards. Divers must be able to do forward, inward, back and reverse dives from the 1m with ease 
Attendance 85% attendance expected.  Divers must try to let their coach know if they are unable to make a training session.
Attitude Must be committed to learning new dives and training hard on dry land.

We would expect divers in Novice 2 squad to compete in the following competitions:

  • SASA Levels Competition
  • The Thistle Trophy
  • Edinburgh Diving Club Novice Championships
  • English Club Novice events
Aims To increase and continually improve scores in SASA levels competition.
To progress to a list of dives from 1 metre and 3 metre
Diver of the Term This is awarded for:
  • Attitude
  • Attendance
  • Dry improvement
  • Wet improvement
  • New dives learned
  • New land skills acquired
  • Competition results

Each diver’s progress is carefully assessed and places in Novice 2 squad are constantly reviewed.