Wagga 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.
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
21-29 November 2015
Pacific School Games
5 December 2015
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 Championships||SOPAC, NSW|
14-17 April 2016
|Australian Age Diving Championships|
14 August 2016
|Matthew Mitcham Meet 1st Interclub||Abbotsleigh, NSW|
11 September 2016
|Frank Murphy Meet 2nd Interclub||SOPAC, NSW|
Please contact the committee if you have any enquiries:
Alison Grigg - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Lucas - email@example.com
Lisa Addison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Janine Barrett - email@example.com
Karen Lucas 0412500166