Scottish National Diving Championships

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Scottish National Diving Championships 2016

The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh is the venue for the Scottish National Diving Championships from 1st to 4th December.  Day 1 of the action from 6pm features synchronised action in the 3 metre springboard and platform competitions.

British diving is on a high following the Rio Olympics where Team GB’s Jack Laugher led the way with a diving double taking synchronised gold and individual silver in the 3m springboard events.  Laugher was joined in the medals by Chris Mears, Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow.  And history was made in the women’s competition when Edinburgh’s Grace Reid produced the best British female diving performance in the 3m individual springboard for 56 years finishing eighth in the Olympic final.

The Scottish National & Open Diving Championships and Thistle Trophy are the highlight of the competitive diving calendar in Scotland, and with open competition featuring divers from across Britain it’s a great opportunity to watch the next crop of stars coming through in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The event is unique in that a novice Championships (Thistle Trophy) runs alongside a National Championships with the Thistle Trophy being awarded to the team that accumulates the most points over the meet.

So come along and watch Scotland’s best diving talent compete for national honours!  And don’t forget you can support the event on social media under the hashtag #ScottishDiving16

Ones to watch: Edinburgh’s James Heatly takes part in the men’s 3m sychronised event with Lucas Thomson.  Heatly was a member of the British team who competed at the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in London earlier this year, and won a silver medal in the 3m synchro at the 2015 European Games in Baku.

Diving times: It’s a 6pm start for today’s action at the Scottish National Diving Championships which continues until approximately 7.30pm.

Finals tonight: Men’s & Women’s Synchronised 3m + Men’s & Women’s Synchronised Platform

Tickets can be purchased at the venue on arrival for a donation to Scottish Diving

The Scottish National Diving Championships continue tomorrow with the women’s 1m springboard and men’s 3m sychronised events.  Preliminary rounds from 9am and finals from 3.10pm.  Olympian alert: Grace Reid takes part in the women’s 1m.