A team of rising stars from Albatross Diving Club travelled to Southampton to compete in The Gavin Brown Diving Competition. The team including Daisy Cook, Maya Peche, Meah Thorngate, Harry Healey, Lucy Chambers, Adam Elder, Alfie Cook did exceptionally well bringing home four Golds and a Silver medal.
First to dive were Daisy Cook, Maya Peche and Meah Thorngate in Girls 10-11 age group. In an extremely tight contest Meah put in a consistent set of dives, doing especially well on her 1 1/2 somersaults dive tuck from the 1 metre board, to finish mid-field in 16th. Daisy and Maya delivered excellent performances. Both girls scored a minimum of 7 points from each judge for their inward dive tuck from 1 metre board. In a very tight competition Daisy edged out Maya to win Gold with Maya taking Silver.
Diving in the boys 12-13 age group was Harry Healey. He had a good competition, scoring highly for his forward dive tuck from the one metre board, to win the second Gold medal of the day for Albatross.
In the boys 14-18 age group Alfie Cook had an exceptional contest scoring an average of 26 points for all of his dives to win the team’s third Gold medal. Adam Elder also had a very good competition scoring highly on his back dive tuck dive from 1 metre to finish in 6th place.
The last competitor of the day was Lucy Chambers in the girl’s 14-18 age group. Lucy had a good competition scoring 32 points for her reverse dive tuck off 3 metre to finish the event in first place giving Albatross its 4th Gold medal.