Top British divers en route to Plymouth

Britain’s best divers will once again be showcasing their skills at the Plymouth Life Centre from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 February.

The prestigious British National Diving Cup will showcase the best of Britain’s diving talent as everyone focuses on Tokyo 2020.

Olympic medallists Tom Daley and Jack Laugher will be competing for national honours on the 10-metre platform and three-metre springboard respectively. They will also be debuting their new synchro partnerships at the event. Daley now dives with Matty Lee while Laugher will compete with Daniel Goodfellow. 

Plymouth-born Matthew Dixon will be returning to action in his home pool after a 2018 season that saw him win silver at the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships.

Plymouth Diving will be well represented, with Aiden Heslop and Victoria Vincent expected to dive after competing at the European Junior Championships in July 2018. Other local divers likely to be competing include Shanice Lobb (10m), Kayleigh Sinclair (1m and 3m), Euan McCabe (10m) and Alfie Brown (10m).

All of the Plymouth Diving squad train at the Plymouth Life Centre, which is managed by Everyone Active in partnership with the Council.

David Greenwood, Everyone Active’s contract manager in Plymouth, said: “We are all excited to be welcoming the country’s top divers to Plymouth once again. We’re proud that our centre has been selected to host the first event in the 2019 domestic diving calendar.

“We have strong local talent that will be fighting for medals and we’re pleased Tom [Daley] will be making his domestic comeback in his home town after taking a year off. It promises to be a fantastic weekend of competition and I would encourage everyone to come down to cheer on our local divers.”

Deputy Council Leader Pete Smith said: “Hosting major events like the National Diving Cup reaffirms the Plymouth Life Centre as a top venue and aquatics facility. We look forward to giving everyone a warm Britain’s Ocean City welcome and seeing some fantastic diving displays.”

This promises to be an exciting event and tickets are still available but selling fast so be sure to get yours before they are gone.

The full event schedule, competitor details and ticket information are available on the British Swimming website. For the latest news follow #NDC2019 on Twitter or see the British Swimming Facebook and Instagram pages.