ABERDEEN DIVING CLUB
Originally started as a learn to dive programme at the Bon Accord Baths in Aberdeen, divers soon progressed to competition level and the program evolved from there. As diver numbers grew and more coaches became involved, diving became more popular in Aberdeen. After a huge effort from parents, who formed the original committee, Aberdeen Diving Club was officially established in early 2006.
Divers competed for another 2 years until the beginning of 2008 when, despite much campaigning by divers and other user of the pool to keep the pool open, Bon Accord Baths unfortunately closed its doors for the last time. During a hiatus of several years, Aberdeen Diving Club, although inactive, still existed and championed the campaign to build a dedicated diving facility in Aberdeen. When the Aberdeen Sports Village Aquatics Centre was being considered, the coaches and committee offered advice and guidance on how best to develop the diving facility.
Once the Aquatics Centre was completed in 2014, diving in Aberdeen again started as a Learn to Dive Programme, then very quickly the numbers grew, as did the level of talent. After establishment of a new committee in 2015, Aberdeen Diving Club once again had competitive divers. Now, at the beginning of 2018, Aberdeen Diving Club has a new logo, new Kit and over 40 club members. These members include divers in Novice, Age Group, Elite and Masters divers, plus a promising Talent Identification scheme which started in 2017. Aberdeen Diving Club currently runs alongside the Aberdeen Sports Village Junior and Adult Learn to Dive program.
Aberdeen Sports Village and Aberdeen Diving Club are two independent bodies. Aberdeen Sports Village coordinates and facilitates training for divers from the Learn to Dive program up to squads diving. Aberdeen Diving Club organises, manages and facilitates competition experiences for divers allowing them to take part in competitive events in the UK and abroad.
Aberdeen Diving Club is affiliated to Scottish Swimming which is the national governing body for diving in Scotland.