English Schools Diving Championship (ESSA)2018

English Schools Diving Championship (ESSA)2018

Congratulations to Lauren Saunders who stepped onto the podium as English Schools Primary girls champion.  Quinn Shaw also dived consistently to win bronze in the intermediate boys event. Held at the Olympic Pool, London this event brings divers from across England to...
Wokingham Sports awards 2018

Wokingham Sports awards 2018

Ethan Jones was awarded the Woodley town council cup for excellence in Sport at the 2018 Wokingham Sports Awards. Ethan Jones was nominated by coach Malcolm Green in recognition of his successful diving year.   Ethans 2018 success began in April at the South East...
Luton Challenge 2018

Luton Challenge 2018

James West brought two gold medals home to Reading from the Luton Challenge Grand Prix Diving event.  The Luton Challenge is the final club based competition of the year and requires divers to dive in their 2019 age category.  As such it is a useful staging event...
Start Diving Fun and Achievement

Start Diving Fun and Achievement

Several divers in our recreational Start Diving programme were proud to receive diving certificates.  To find out more about START diving and our Learn to Dive Sessions please visit the Learn to Dive page, [soliloquy slug=”ltd-certificates”]
Right Track Squad 2018

Right Track Squad 2018

Albatross Right Track is the first stage of competitive squad training.  Divers who show an aptitude and interest in becoming involved in training for competition can trial for a place in the squad. Albatross Right Track divers are introduced to wet and dry training...
6th Memorial Ulla Klinger Cup Aachen 2018

6th Memorial Ulla Klinger Cup Aachen 2018

Team Albatross competed successfully in the 6th Ulla Klinger Memorial Cup.  Hosted by the German Diving Club SV Neptun Aachen. This junior international event attracts divers from as far afield as Germany, Croatia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Ukraine and...
Diver of the Month October 2018

Diver of the Month October 2018

Charlotte West was awarded diver of the month for October 2018.  Charlotte was selected for winning on all boards in girls A+ at the Southampton Invitational and for winning at the English Schools preliminary event in Tunbridge Wells.  Charlotte has also worked hard...
English Schools SE Region Preliminary event 2018

English Schools SE Region Preliminary event 2018

Albatross divers had a successful evening at the English Schools regional selection event in Tunbridge Wells.  Eight Albatross divers placed in the top three in their age group and seven will now compete for the South East Region at the English Schools National...
Southampton Invitational 2018

Southampton Invitational 2018

Lauren Saunders and Charlotte West celebrated a clean sweep winning on all boards in their age groups at the Southampton Invitational Grand Prix Diving event.  Lizzie Cullen won two silver medals whilst James West brought home a silver medal and team mate Finlay Cook...
Diver of the Month September 2018

Diver of the Month September 2018

Congratulations to Joe Foster who was unanimously voted Diver of the Month for September 2018.  Joe is a member of our right Track Squad and was nominated for his impressive performance at The Luton Novice Challenge Competition.  Joe has impressed his coach Chris Beal...
Diver of the Month July 2018

Diver of the Month July 2018

Congratulations to Amber Cowen from the skills squad who was awarded Diver of the Month forJuly 2018.  Amber received several nominations all highlighting her performance at National Skills finals.  Amber placed 9th in the country with a personal best in what was her...
Swim England National Skills Diving Championships 2018

Swim England National Skills Diving Championships 2018

Aiden Jones wins bronze Swim England National Skills final Manchester Aquatic Centre Swim England National Skills Finals is the culmination of a year’s preparation and hard work for our Level two divers and their coaches; Bernie Bicknell, Chris Beal and Matt Pipe. ...
Diver of the Month June 2018

Diver of the Month June 2018

Diver of the Month for June is awarded to Ethan Jones.  for his outstanding results on all 3 boards at National Age Group (gold & two silver) and gold and silver in Barcelona. A difficult year for Ethan in 2017 with injury.  To have fought back to this is an...
International Diving Trophy Ciutat Barcelona 2018

International Diving Trophy Ciutat Barcelona 2018

Congratulations to Ethan Jones who won a gold and silver medal in Barcelona.  Team Albatross travelled to Barcelona, Spain to compete in the Ciutat de Barcelona 2018 at the iconic Piscine Municipal de Montjuic.  This junior international competition brings divers...
Swim England National Age Group diving championship 2018

Swim England National Age Group diving championship 2018

Albatross strikes gold winning a record number of medals at the 2018 Swim England National Age Group Championships. Lauren Saunders, Ethan Jones and Ollie Breach won Swim England National Age Group titles with Ethan joining his team mate Quinn Shaw to win a further...