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National Age Group 2019

The Swim England Diving National Age Group

National Age Group 2019
Date 27.06.2019 - 30.06.2019
National Skill Finals 2019
Date 06.07.2019 - 07.07.2019
White Rose (Skills) 2019
Date 12.10.2019 - 13.10.2019
Well done to our Divers Amy & Samuel who attended Armada Cup in January –they both showed great courage, physical & mental strength in this very tough Diving meet!! – Well done to Amy who achieved a fantastic 3 top 10 results & 2 finals for the girls Group D!! ** Well done to former CSDC diver Sam for winning Rutland Junior Sportsman of the year for his diving & trampolining achievements ** Wow! what a fantastic day-our Internal Competition was a great success. Well done to everyone involved! ** We Won!! Community Club of The Year at the Corby Sports Awards 2018 **

The Big £10,000 Fundraiser 

We are fundraising to purchase new equipment to aid our divers development.

So far to date (March 2019) we have raised an amazing £13,182

Thank you to everyone who has supported us!


Latest News

Shipley Novices 2019 Coach Report. The CSDC competed once more at the Shipley Novices 2019 on the 27th and 28th of April. 13 divers represented the...
London Skills 2019 Coach Report. 10 diver’s represented the CSDC at the Swim England London Regional Skills 2019 we had a great competition and...
Award Winners April 2019 Congratulations to this month’s award winners. Jan was awarded Diver of the month for his commitment, perseverance and...
Award Winners 31st March 2019 Congratulations to this month’s award winners. Lucas was awarded Diver of the month for his commitment, perseverance...
G-Star Leeds 2019 Coach report. With only two competitors the CSDC divers had a great experience and competition at the G-Star Leeds 2019 the...
Award Winners February 2019 Congratulations to this month’s award winners. Amy was awarded Team Player of the month for her respectful, polite and...
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    • Diving can take place from a platform or springboard into water.
    • Divers have to perform a set number of skills / dives according to established requirements, including somersaults and twists. They are judged on how well they complete all aspects of the dive and the amount of splash created by their entry to the water.
    • Diving is an internationally-recognized sport which is part of the Olympic Games. It is also one of the most popular Olympic sports with spectators. 
    • Diving mainly takes place within a club environment; coaches working within this sport will focus on preparing athletes for competition.
    • Diving offers a touch of variety to the usual sports taught in schools and helps to improve discipline, co-ordination, agility and confidence.
    • Being part of a lesson or club encourages social interaction, developing new skills together and sharing common experiences.
    • Gymnastics, Dancing and Trampoline are very similar sports to diving and teachers can transfer many of the skills learnt in those sports into the pool.
    • Physically - Natural ability; strength, speed, flexibility, form, body type.
    • Trainability - The learning of complex skills, spatial awareness and the willingness to work hard to become the best – a stubbornness that only the best will do.
    • Environment - The quality of the facility, travel time to and from training, the total hours available for training and the quality of the training.
    • Coaching - Coaches must be at least one step if not more ahead of the game, experience is essential; a coach who works tirelessly to stay ahead of his / her athletes is the key for success. 
    • Support - A strong support structure from an array of providers, but first and foremost the commitment of the family for their child’s success. In addition, support from sport science, medicine and ancillary sporting providers such as: Gymnastics, dance, strength and conditioning.
    • Natural Competitor - A desire to win / achieve and never say never attitude.
    • CSDC was established in 2010 and is working towards becoming the leading force of springboard and platform diving in the East Midlands.
    • Working closely with Corby Borough Council and the Amateur Swimming Association, the club is responsible for the development of the competitive side of diving, with the mission of bringing athletes from complete beginners to international competitive standards.
    • The programme provided by the club is designed to develop the participants basic skills on trampoline, dry-land and diving techniques all the way up to competitive training skills. Personal and general skills are taught including self discipline, courage, coordination, balance, grace, strength, flexibility, team spirit, sport psychology, fitness and health, planning, focus and determination.
    • As the aim of the CSDC Squad is to try and fast track exceptionally talented children through to competitive diving, we will be giving them the chance to take part in the same amount and style of training that a competitive diver would do. The training the squad will take part in will include diving sessions in the pool and also dry land training that is designed to enhance their skills and help them progress faster.
    • The dry land training will be a combination of strength and conditioning, and flexibility training to help the divers be physically prepared for the dives they will be learning in the pool, alongside gymnastics and trampoline sessions designed to improve their acrobatic skills so they will find it easier to transfer these techniques into the pool.
    • A diver taking off from the 10m platform hits the water at 30 mph and is in the air for less than 3 seconds.
    • Britain’s Leon Taylor invented the back 2 1/2 somersaults, 2 1/2 twists which is now used by many of the world’s top male divers.
    • Diving is often thought of as a dangerous sport yet when practised in the correct environment it is safe as any other active sport.
    • The fulcrum or ‘wheel’ on a springboard is adjusted to control the amount of spring the diver gets from the board.
    • Divers can do multiple somersaults and twists at the same time.
    • The most somersaults ever performed off the 10m platform are a forward 4 1/2 in the tucked position.
    • Rip – The word originates from the sound that is made when a diver enters the water without making a splash!
    • During practice a bubble machine produces air bubbles in the water to decrease the surface tension of the water, cushioning impact for the diver when learning new skills.

"Community Club Of The Year 2018. Corby Steel Diving Club is a dynamic and highly successful community club that delivers excellent opportunities for local individuals. It is supported by a highly motivated committee and is expanding its membership and coaching team year on year. It has been awarded Swim Mark accreditation and is one of only 8 clubs in the country to be awarded with Diving Development Centre status

Corby Sports Awards 2018

"Coach of the Year Award 2016 Ricardo Gutiérrez - Ricardo is an exceptional diving coach who has taken Corby Steel Diving Club from a small local club to win national junior medals. The club have finished in the top three at each event over the past year, with between 12 and 15 clubs entering each competition. Nine divers qualified and competed at the English Schools Diving championship finals in London, representing the East Midlands. Ricardo’s coaching, commitment and dedication to diving development in the Corby and the East Midlands is second to none. Ricardo is an exceptional coach, who inspires everyone with his enthusiasm, knowledge and love for diving.


We are passionate about Diving


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DiveRecorder is a program designed to manage the entire Recording function for springboard and platform diving meets. It can be used at every level from local club events to international meets under FINA Rules. If you ever combine events, run two or more concurrently, want to have an online scoreboard showing dive-by-dive scores - then you should look at DiveRecorder. www.diverecorder.co.uk