CLUB HISTORY

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The Beaumont Diving Academy was founded at Stevenage Pool, in March of 1968 in order to improve the diving skills of youngsters in the County of Hertfordshire and its surrounding districts.
In January 1978 a decision was reached, with the help and encouragement of the Welwyn Hatfield District Council, to transfer the Club’s activities to Hatfield as it was felt that the ultimate performance of the divers was being seriously affected by the lack of facilities at Stevenage.
During that year the Academy placed four of its members in the Commonwealth Games Team for Edmonton in Canada. and Alison Drake won the European One Metre Springboard Championship in Paris.
The following year in 1979 the Academy won the George Melville Clark Trophy as the best Male diving club in England.

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However the highlight year must be 1980 when four of its members represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games in Moscow.
Since the formation of the Academy the Club has produced many National Champions and National Medallists but its principal level of achievement is having had in total eight of its members representing Great Britain in five consecutive Olympic Games.

Today the Academy offers to provide high quality coaching from novice through to International standards.

 

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