Aberdeen Diving Club had one diver, Clara Kerr, competing in the British National Cup event in Plymouth. This is a senior event which sees the best senior divers from all across Britain competing. The British National Cup also acts as a qualifier for the upcoming Grand Prix’s and World Series so GB’s best divers, including Olympic medallists Tom Daley, Daniel Goodfellow and Jack Laugher were fighting it out for a spot on the team.
This is the biggest event Clara has ever competed in and was a great experience for her. The aim of this event was to get Clara comfortable competing with such high level athletes and practicing com
peting a senior list. She also had some new dives which she has never competed before, so a great chance to practice this in a competition at the start of the season. Due to an injury, Clara was unable to train her platform dives leading up to the event, so was just competing in the Women’s 1m and 3m events. This was the most amount of entrants seen at National Cup, with around 30 divers competing in each preliminary. Clara had a rocky start in her 1m event, but managed to keep herself composed and come back fighting on her last few dives. The final day saw Clara on 3m. This was a much more consistent performance with Clara in contention to make it to the final. Unfortunately, she missed out on the final but has some great things to take away from this competition.
Women’s 1m Preliminary (29 divers total)
Clara Kerr, 28th- 140.05
Women’s 3m Preliminary (23 dives total)
Clara Kerr, 15th – 198.50