Wagga Wagga Diving Club

Wagga Diving Club

A Brief History

Diving has been a part of Wagga Wagga from the time it had a Swimming Complex. Diving was always part of the swimming curriculum, as a diver at school; the extra points added could give you the swimming Championship. In those dim days, back over 40 years ago, students dived on a wooden plank, can you imagine the shock, when divers competed in Sydney on a flexiboard.

When Diving became a separate identity from Swimming, Wagga Wagga always had plenty of interested students. Coaches were hard to find, so parents had to learn and step in. In Sydney, Jack and Madeleine Barnett were helping us always. One coach insisted that the divers committed to compete in the State Shell Age Events. It was only for competitors who did not win a state Event. This was great for all beginners, many of whom received ribbons at those competitions.

Over the years the Wagga Wagga Diving Club had great successes in Country, State and Nationals Championships. We have held several Country Championships and a very successful Senior State event. We have had many successful Championship divers, the most notable being Kate Henderson who has been inducted in the Sporting Hall of Fame in Wagga Wagga.

After the great successes of the Club through the 70s, 80's and 90's, it went into a hiatus. It is now up and running again with the support of a Committee and a group of up to 20 divers. The divers are achieving in Regional, State and National events under the tutelage of a team of dedicated coaches.

Wagga Wagga Diving Club

Wagga Wagga Diving Club offers diving tuition from November to April. It caters for beginners and recreational divers through to State and National divers. All divers are required to be registered with NSW Diving and the Wagga Wagga Diving Club.

2015/16 Season

Monday: 4-5pm Pathway / 5-6pm Squad

Wednesday: 4-5pm Pathway

Thursday: 4-5pm Squad

Friday: 4-5pm Squad

Saturday: 9-11am All divers

Competition practice will be held prior to events- Saturday and Sunday afternoons 4-6pm

NSW Diving 2015/2016 Season Program

For competitive divers the season program is below. Competitons marked with an asterix require qualification through a sanctioned qualifying event in the 12 months preceeding the relevant competition.

Sat 7/8 November 2015       

Central Country Challenge                                 

Orange, NSW

21-29 November 2015                   

Pacific School Games           

Adelaide, SA

5 December 2015        

Metropolitan Championship

Parramatta, NSW

23/24 January 2016

NSW Country Championships

Wagga Wagga, NSW

14 February 2016

Barnett Family Meet (City v Country)Parramatta, NSW

12/13 March 2016

NSW Open & Age Diving ChampionshipsSOPAC, NSW

14-17 April 2016

Australian Age Diving Championships

Sydney, NSW

14 August 2016

Matthew Mitcham Meet 1st InterclubAbbotsleigh, NSW

11 September 2016

Frank Murphy Meet 2nd InterclubSOPAC, NSW

Contacts

Please contact the committee if you have any enquiries:

President

Alison Grigg -  alison.grigg@det.nsw.edu.au  

Vice President

Michael Lucas - mkmslucas@gmail.com   

Secretary

Lisa Addison -  lisa.addison74@gmail.com

Treasurer 

Janine Barrett -  barrettjc@hotmail.com

Publicity Officer

Karen Lucas 0412500166