Diving

Diving is one of the five aquatic disciplines governed by Swim England and is as exhilarating to spectate as it is to take part in. Whether there are aspirations to be a champion or just to have fun, diving is a safe, healthy and exciting activity.

Diving offers a touch of variety to the usual sports taught in schools and can improve discipline, co-ordination, agility and confidence. As long as the participant is water confident and above the age of 5 there are opportunities to have a go at Diving starting from basic beginner lessons right through to competitive levels. Being part of a lesson or club encourages social interaction, developing new skills together and sharing common experiences.

Gymnastics and Trampolining are very similar sports to diving and teachers can transfer many of the skills learnt in those sports into the pool.

London has a strong tradition of producing divers who have progressed all the way to the Olympic podium. There are different ways to start diving from joining a lesson programme at your local diving club or by joining a learn-to-dive programme at your local diving pool – contact us to find out more!

Diving in London is managed by the London Diving Committee in line with the region’s Strategy.
London Diving Committee details including membership and terms of reference can be found here.

More information on Diving at a National Level can be found on the Diving Section of the British Swimming website here.