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Coming Up ...

In May...Scottish National Age Group and Thistle Trophy. Good Luck to all Divers this weekend!  Please arrive early as sometimes events can run ahead of schedule! Please always check with your Coach.

Well done!

WELL DONE! to James Heatly competing in the FINA Grand Prix Canada Cup event in Calgary this past weekend! James is progressing his 3m list and with some really difficult dives he came 13th in the preliminary round just missing out on the semi-finals. He threw some spectacular dives in the 3m synchro with Freddie Woodward in what was a thoroughly tough and exciting competition. Just fantastic to see James!

Junior Elites, Plymouth, 1-5 April 2018!

A huge well done to all of our divers competing in the Junior Elites Diving competition. Some amazing performances! Many congratulations to all of you that competed!


Senet Cup, Eindhoven, Holland, 1-4th February 2018.

Team Scotland came away with a plethora of 11 medals following the Senet Cup event in Eindhoven this past weekend. The team's participation was part of the continued implementation of Scottish Swimming's Diving Performance Plan, and the positive results are a sign of the healthy growth in talent within Scottish diving.

Lucas and James started off on Thursday afternoon with a GOLD in the Men's Synchro 10m Platform event, followed by Kade winning GOLD in the Boys Group C platform event. On Friday, Lewis stormed the Boys Group C 3m Springboard event winning a fabulous SILVER medal with Kade winning BRONZE in the same event. Danny followed with a BRONZE in the Boys B Platform event and Lucas and Gemma won GOLD in the mixed synchro event! SUPER Saturday brought another succession of medals with Danny winning a super SILVER in his Boys B 3m Springboard event, Gemma winning a fantastic GOLD in her 10m Individual Platform event and Lucas winning a brilliant SILVER in his 10m Individual Platform event. Sunday followed with Danny and Mhairi winning SILVER in their mixed synchro 3m springboard event and James winning an exciting SILVER in his 1m Mens Individual Springboard event. Ellen and Libby had a hugely successful competition in all of their events in their first multi-national competition. Great experience for both of them and for Cameron Gammage who came across from Southampton to compete for Scotland and had a brilliant competition in all of his events.

Team Scotland were also runners up in the Team event just behind Team Finland. A massive thank you to Scottish Swimming, Mary Sless - Team Manager and coaches Jen and Judy for their masterful coaching and organisation!

The team and coaches also took part in the Guinness World Record Book Challenge of the most Cannonball Dives at the same time. It was officially recorded that on Sunday February 4th at 12.30 hours that 281 people stood at the edge of the 50 meter pool in the Pieter van den Hoogenband swimming stadium. After the countdown done by presentator Johan Vlemmix (a local celebrity) they all jumped into the pool together! A new world record was set. The old world record was set at 232 people and was achieved in 2013 in New Zealand.  In the coming weeks the organisation of the Guinness Book of Records will judge the material sent in by the Senet Diving Cup and they will let us know if the world record was officially broken!

Senet Cup 2018


This is the website of the Edinburgh Diving Club.

The Club is based at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. The Club conducts coaching and competition for Springboard and Highboard diving at all levels of ability from Novice to International.

The Club was constituted in 1971 following the construction and Opening of the Royal Commonwealth Pool for the Commonwealth Games in 1970.

Since that time, many further international, LEN and FINA diving Meets have been staged in Edinburgh with Club members playing key event management roles.

The club has been the mainstay of SASA diving teams since the 1980s and some of its divers and officials have been included in GB teams.

Follow the links to discover more about the Club's past, present and forthcoming activities.

For all general enquiries about Edinburgh Leisure / The learn to Dive programme of Edinburgh Diving Club, please contact diving@edinburghleisure.co.uk


They've done it... Diving TEAM SCOTLAND Gold Coast 2018!

Team Scotland CWG 2018Many, many congratulations to James Heatly whose exceptional performance won him BRONZE in the 1m springboard event at the Commonwealth Games. This was a very emotional moment for James as he accepted the medal and dedicated it to his late grandfather, Sir Peter Heatly, who won the last Scottish medal at the Commonwealth Games 60 years ago. Previous member of the Club Grace Reid went on to win a GOLD medal and achieved a personal best score in her 1m springboard event. Her performance was utterly breathtaking. Grace's name will also go down in history as being the first ever women in Scottish diving to win a medal at a Commonwealth Games! What a night it was and to hear the Flower of Scotland being sung at the Optus Aquatic Centre was incredible.  Gemma McArthur had a brilliant competition in her 10m Platform event making it through to the final and performing some exceptional dives during a very windy and gusty evening.  Lucas Thomson and James performed well in their 10m platform synchro final coming 5th in this event. Lucas had a succesful competition in the 1m springboard event coming 12th in the final and then went on to compete in the 10m individual platform and performed exceptionally well exceeding all expectations coming 5th overall in the final.  Well done to you all, we are so proud of you!

James Heatly CWG 2018

British National Championships, Plymouth, 26-28th January 2018.

Well done to James Heatly, Lucas Thomson, Gemma McArthur and Ross Beattie who all competed in the British National Championships in Plymouth.

James took away a senior Bronze in the 1m and 3m Springboard event and Gold in the 3m Springboard synchro event with partner Freddie Woodward. Lucas and James came away with a Bronze in the 10m platform synchro event.

In the preliminary round of the Men's 10m platform individual event Lucas smashed throught the 411.42 Commonwealth Games consideration score posting a personal best score of 427.30. He finished 2nd out of the 18 divers competing, winning the British junior silver medal and after all the excitement in the preliminary round he went on to attain a massive 409 points in the final. Lucas also achieved a personal best score in the 1m Men's springboard final winning Junior Bronze medal.

Gemma had a fantastic competition winning a Bronze medal in the 10m platform individual event and Ross posted a personal best on 10m Men's platform coming 8th in the final and threw some awesome dives in the 1m Men's springboard preliminary round.

British Championships 2018

England Talent - Zone Squad Diving Selections 2017/2018

England Talent have been working in alignment with Scottish Swimming to deliver training camps for both English and Scottish athletes.

Many Congratulations to Chloe Sinclair, Rayne Hamilton and Lachlan Stark for selection into the English Talent Team Z for the 2017-2018 season. Camp Dates have been updated on the Competition Calendar.


Competition Calendar updates:-

SASA dates have been updated for 2018 in the Competition Calendar.

The 2018 Thistle Trophy and Scottish National Age Group Competition Information Pack & Accommodation and Travel Information - has been added to the Thistle Trophy tab under Competitions. Invitations will be sent out by the Edinburgh Diving Club Trips Manager.