Quinn Shaw strikes gold at ESSA Diving Championship held at the Olympic Pool London. Quinn is pictured here receiving his gold medal from Olympic Medallist Tom Daley.
Nine Albatross Divers qualified to represent their schools and regions at this prestigious annual national event. Quinn Shaw represented the South West Division whilst all other Albatross divers joined the South East team alongside divers from Star, Southampton and Amersham Diving clubs.
Competing in Intermediate boys (3m) Quinn Shaw faced tough competition from across the country. He managed to hold his nerve, showing consistency throughout his set. Quinn began with excellent required dives before going on to score 51.30 points for his inward two and a half somersaults tuck and 47.60 for his back one and a half two and a half twists. This gave Quinn a final score of 253.60 and the national title. In the same event Ethan Jones scored well (47.60) on his back two and a half somersault tuck to finish 6th (225.60) whilst James West was just one point behind finishing 7th (224.60).
In the primary age group Lauren Saunders dived extremely well on 1m to finish 4th less than half a point short of the bronze medallist. Meah Thorngate placed 17th (80.40) and Austin Bradbury 13th in the primary boys event (89.65).
Charlotte West showed her strength in a highly competitive senior girls event (3m) to finish a creditable 7th (246.65). In senior boys 3m Finlay Cook placed 9th (236.75) and Billy Minns 13th (196.85). Charlotte and Finlay also paired up in mixed platform synchro where they finished 6th (157.41).
some photos from the event