Diving

Currently there is no Diving committee.  The region is keen to support the diving clubs locally to support their needs at a club level.  The region will be pulling together a meeting of all diving clubs to discuss how this can happen.

Click here to find your nearest Diving Club.

COVID - 19 Update

Link to the June 2020 update

Below are details of some of the support that is available to the diving community during this time.

  1. Swim England Covid 19 Toolkit

Swim England have created a toolkit to support clubs during this time. It collates together some of the FAQ’s they have received as well as providing budgeting tools amongst other guidance. It can be found at this link.

  1. Swimathon Foundation COVID-18 Relief fund

This fund has been established to offer grant funding for small organisations working in the swimming and aquatic community in the UK. Grants range from £200-£1000. The link below provides more detail on criteria and how to apply. Swimathon Foundation.

  1. Sport England Community Emergency Fund

I know a number of clubs have already applied for this but in case you haven’t Sport England have made available a £20 million emergency fund of which grants between £300 and £10,000 are being issued. More details can be found on this link. There initially was some confusion about what could be applied for so please read the information carefully. Applications are open until July 31st however over half of this funding has already been allocated so I would recommend applying as soon as possible. If you have applied and were unsuccessful you are entitled to apply again.

  1. IOS Assistant Coaching Course & Safeguarding Course

Both of the above courses are now available online. Now is a great time to make sure your safeguarding certificates are up to date.

Links to both are as follows:-

·         Assistant Coach

·         Safeguarding

  1. Swim England Diving Coronavirus Support

This link is where you can find all of the diving specific workouts, psychology and other support that we are producing in conjunction with the Talent Development Centres during the lockdown. These are also shared on out Instagram and Twitter & Facebook pages.

Events

As you may have seen online all Swim England events up until September 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. This includes both competitions and England talent camps. Listed below are the Swim England events that will no longer be taking place as originally planned.  

National Age Groups – Sheffield - June

GB Junior Elite Championships- Plymouth  - April

National Skills – Corby - July

Team Y Assessment Camp

DISE Training Camp - Antalya

Online/Digital content & Club support

Many clubs have been creating and sharing some great content to support divers across the country while they are on lockdown. This is fantastic and will keep the divers engaged over the coming months. We have had a number of questions regarding insurance and safety and safeguarding and Swim England have produced some guidelines which can be found here. Since these were published we have been asked about the use of garden trampolines for dryland training for diving. We appreciate divers might be taking this extra time at home to play on their trampolines but advise clubs & coaches not to prescribe workouts on the trampolines or advise divers to use them as part of their training.  Further information will be posted regarding safeguarding this week. As an organisation we are receiving a lot of questions at this time and have pulled together an FAQ page which is updated regularly. In addition to this the Swim England diving Facebook page has been relaunched and we will look to share information on their also.   

Support for Divers & Coaches & Clubs

Over the last week both Swim England and British Diving have been working together with our Talent Development Centres to pull together a plan of how we can provide support over the coming weeks/months. We will be producing a weekly programme of support inclusive of online workouts nutrition, psychology, lifestyle etc. This will be shared online and via social media from next week and will evolve as the weeks progress. Please ensure you are following our social media channels so you can access this. If you know of members of your club organisation who cannot access their work email please ask them to email dive.talent@swimming.org with an alternative email address.  

Talent Squads – Team Y, Z and J

In addition to the above support we will be providing additional content for our team J, Y and Z who will receive further information shortly. Once this has been set up and trialled we will be looking to invite coaches who may not have athletes on these squads to be involved so they can share with their programmes. We will also be posting content on the Pathway Portal on our new Covid 19 Section.

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