Southampton Diving Academy recently sent a team of divers to take part in the South East Regional Skills competition at the K2 centre in Crawley. Their determination was rewarded with 9 medals, 4 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.
This event was represented by all the clubs within the region including Reading, Guildford, Worthing and Amersham. The divers demonstrate 12 dives/jumps at three stations, 4 from poolside and 4 each from the 1m springboard and 3m springboard. Many of SDA’s divers achieved the recommended qualifying standard for the National Skills Finals and will now travel to Plymouths Life Centre in May.
SDA’s four golds came from some outstanding diving and all winning by a clear margin. Cameron Gammage won Gold in the 10/11 age group for the boys and Tia Pritchard won gold for the girls in the same age group. In the girls 12/13 age group Jessica Bennett scored several 8 out of tens and was also rewarded with a gold medal. Callum Weldon, diving in the oldest age group of the competition, the 14/16 Year boys, also won the gold by 23 points.
In the boys 10/11 years Seb Sheath dived consistently to win the silver medal whilst in the 9 and under age group, Lucy Chandler won silver and for the boys in the same age group Jonathan Cross won Bronze. The oldest age category of the competition, the 14/16 years saw Caitlyn Crumpler come home with a bronze medal and Kieran Sharley a Bronze in the boys 14/16 years.
Girls 9 & Under
2nd Lucy Chandler
Boys 9 & Under
3rd Jonathan Cross
Girls 10/11 Years
1st Tia Pritchard, 4th Maddie Newcombe, 5th Astrid Davis, 6th Leah Burnston, 7th Ysabella Foster, 8th Astou Sidibe, 9th Mia Wood, 10th
Megan Curtis,11th Gabrielle Kirkham, 12th Georgia Milward, 14th Olivia Ward, 15th Abigail Cross
Boys 10/11 Years
1st Cameron Gammage, 2nd Seb Sheath, 4th Reuben Brown, 6th Alex Walton, 7th Benjamin McGovern, 8th Thomas Cove
10th Cameron McIvor, 14th Mike Stewart
Girls 12/13 Years
1st Jessica Bennett, 4th Anna Burnston, 7th Emily Adams, 9th Nicole Van Hoof, 17th Catherine Palmer, 20th Serena Torpey, 22nd Abbie
Boys 12/13 Years
4th Alfie Lakeman-Brown, 8th Jamie Bevan, 9th Luke Burns, 11th Louis De Freitas, 12th Oscar Kitchen, 13th Oliver Lambert,
15th Alex Horsfall, 16th Rupert Lamb, 17th Oliver Clements, 18th Daniel Cove, 19th Joseph Parkes, 20th Olly Walton, 23rd Oliver Perry
Girls 14+ Years
3rd Caitlyn Crumpler, 4th Aliza Stephens, 7th Lauren Atkinson
Boys 14+ Years
1st Callum Weldon, 3rd Kieran Sharley, 4th Harry Talbot, 7th Tom Balysz, 8th Samuel Isaac