The Talent Games is an exciting national competition where divers aged 11 years and under compete across a range of dryland and pool-based activities. The competition, held over two days, is also the selection event for the Swim England Diving Team Z squad (the first level of the British Diving talent squad). Divers compete in various wet and dry competitions. Each skill is awarded points and is totalled up. The dry dive competition consists of 3 events; Dry Board; Physical Competitions (power, speed and control) and finally a Floor Routine. The pool competitions include events on the 1m springboard, 3m springboard and 3m platform. The standard and expectations of a diver’s ability attending this competition is high, with only the top 12 male and female divers being considered for Team Z selection.
Team Aberdeen had 3 divers attending this year. Noah Penman, Moray Gault and Niamh Rogerson travelled down and competed in Leeds, helping to represent the upcoming diving talent in Scotland.
Our three ADC divers excelled themselves in the dryland event where they were tested on their dryboard skills, physical assessments and gymnastics skills and routine. Niamh Rogerson absolutely smashed it taking the GOLD medal in dryland. In the pool they all put on a strong performance with some very consistent diving and beautiful pre-dive drills.
The dryland and pool scored were combined and the overall results are seen below.
Dryland Results Niamh - Girls Group D Champion!! 🥇🏆 Moray - Boys Group D 6th Noah - Boys Group D 8th
Pool Results Niamh - Girls Group D 15th Noah - Boys Group D 14th Moray - Boys Group D 17th
Combined Results Niamh - Girls Group D SILVER 🥈 Noah - Boys Group D 9th Moray - Boys Group D 10th