Talent Squad

The Talent squad is an entry level squad within the Harrogate diving programme; however it consists of divers who have been identified as having the potential to progress to a high level in diving. As such they will be pushed harder than they might have been in the Learn to Dive programme and will also be expected to perform basic jumps/dives from all boards.

Divers will be selected for this squad by taking part in physical testing primarily from primary schools talent identification (TID) programme or talent transfer from another sport (e.g. gymnastics, trampolining, etc.).

 

Pre-Comp Squad

Similar to the Talent squad, Pre-Comp is an entry level squad within the Harrogate diving programme; however it consists of divers who are already participating in diving at a basic level. This is an entry level, competitive squad and as such divers will be pushed harder than they might have been in the Learn to Dive programme and will also be expected to perform basic jumps/dives from all boards.

Divers will be selected for this squad by the coaching team from the Learn to Dive programme, as a continuation of the TID programme, or talent transfer from another sport (e.g. gymnastics, trampolining, etc.).

 

Development Squad

Development squad is a competitive training squad for younger divers currently competing at Novice level who have shown the potential to compete at National Skills Finals or National Age Groups.

To be eligible for this squad, divers should be aged 12 years or under (first year group C or below), be able to meet the conditions for entering National Skills Finals and complete all of the physical testing and pool skills required.

 

A Squad

A Squad is a more relaxed competitive training squad for slightly older divers who are competing at National Skills or National Age Groups. To be eligible for this squad divers must be aged 13-18 years (Group A, B & second year C) and meet the conditions and recommended qualifying standard to compete at National Skills (group B+) or National Age Groups.

 

Age Group Squad

The age group squad is a competitive training squad for younger divers (13 & under) who are currently competing at, or working towards competing at, National Age Groups.

 

Elite Squad

The highest level squad within the Harrogate diving programme, the Elite squad is for divers possessing all the attributes needed to achieve a high level of competitive success in diving. Divers in this squad will be aiming to win medals at National Age Groups or compete at Elite Junior National Championships. Selection into this squad is made at the Head Coach’s discretion.

 

Masters

Masters is a squad for anyone 16 & over who wants to participate in diving at either a competitive or recreational level. This squad trains for one hour twice per week and allows adults to take part in diving in a relaxed environment.

 

Diving Squad Structure 2015

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