Diving Masters is a recreational springboard and platform diving club based at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in Homebush. Its goal is to introduce novices to the enjoyment of diving in a fun, safe and supportive environment, while at the same time sharpening the skills of those with previous diving and gymnastic experience.
The trained coaches are qualified to provide instruction in proper Olympic diving form and techniques. Divers are of all levels, from beginners just discovering the thrill of diving to those who regularly participate in interclub, national and international competitions.
Club members are training to compete in the World Masters Games in Sydney (October 10-18), with several of the squad poised to bring home medals.
The World Masters Games are open to people of all abilities over the age of 18, depending on the sport, and are the world’s largest multi-sport event, attracting twice as many competitors as the Olympic Games.
A significant, fundamental difference between the World Masters Games and the Olympic Games is that the Masters are open to people of all abilities rather than just elite athletes, with the emphasis on participation. Games organisers expect over 25,000 people from more than 100 countries to compete in 28 sports at the 70+ venues throughout the city.
info: For more on platform and springboard diving visit www.divingmasters.com.au For more on the World Masters Games 2009 visit www.2009worldmasters.com