Aquatics


WORLD champion Tom Daley produced a spectacular ending to the British National Diving Championships at Plymouth’s Life Centre on Sunday evening. Daley, knowing that barring a complete disaster he would win gold in the men’s platform, produced a near-perfect effort for the last dive of the three-day competition. He scored five 10s and two nine-and-a-halves …

THE biggest and best names in diving have arrived in Plymouth for the 2019 edition of the British National Diving Cup. With the likes of Olympic champion Jack Laugher, double world champion Tom Daley and European champion Grace Reid all set to take to the boards. The Life Centre, in Britain’s Ocean City, will play …

BRITAIN’S best divers will once again be showcasing their skills at the Plymouth Life Centre from Friday, February 1 to Sunday, February 3. The prestigious British National Diving Cup will showcase the best of the UK’s diving talent as everyone focuses on Tokyo 2020. Olympic medallists Tom Daley and Jack Laugher will be competing for honours on the 10-metre …

EXETER’S Liam Tancock is one of six Olympians elected by their fellow athletes to serve on the 13-strong British Olympic Association (BOA) Athletes’ Commission. London 2012 basketball player Eric Boateng was re-elected for a second four-year term on the commission and is joined by five new members who will all serve a four-year term from …

ANDREA Ayres is aiming to become only the second person ever to complete one of the West Country’s most daring swims. Devon-based Andrea will be attempting to swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly at the end of July to raise funds for sea bird conservation. Andrea, who works for the RSPB, said: “I …

A SUPERB performance by Plymouth Leander has seen them regain the National Arena Swimming League title at the international pool in Cardiff. Leander finished 83 points in front of Guildford City with Millfield, Somerset, 26 points adrift in third place. The meet was also a personal triumph for coach Robin Armayan in his first full …

The last 12 months has seen a number of successes and changes in the West Country across all levels of competition. Despite losing head coach Jon Rudd, who took up a director of swimming role in Ireland, Plymouth Leander appointed Robin Armayan, who now runs the world class swimming programme at Plymouth College, dubbed the …

Plymouth Leander’s Ben Proud came within an agonising two hundredths of a second of becoming a European Short Course champion. In the event he was forced to settle for an admirable joint third placing in the 50-metre butterfly in 22.44 seconds alongside Serbia’s Sebastian Sabo. Proud had set a new British record time of 22.18 …