Diving - We Are England


Diving made its debut on home soil at the London 1934 Games and England have an impressive medal haul.

An optional sport, diving has featured at every Games since 1934 and England's teams have featured several star names - even a Hollywood name, Jason Statham, in 1990.

2002 and 2006 were both landmark moments for England in the sport. Pete Waterfield, on home soil, became the first English gold medallist since 1982 when he dashed Canadian dreams of a clean sweep in aquatics to win the 10m highboard final.

Four years later following on from his silver medal success in Manchester, Tony Ally then had the honour of flying the flag for his country at the Melbourne 2006 Games, the first diver to do so.

In 2010 Tom Daley announced his entrance to the Commonwealth Games with double gold in Delhi, whilst it was a memorable occasion for his team mates Chris Mears and Jack Laugher, Mears battling back from serious illness to defy expectations and compete, Laugher going up against his childhood hero Alex Despatie in the 3m springboard final.

Did you know: Christopher Snode won four gold medals for England, with two each from the 1978 and 1982 Games.

The governing body of England's diving team is the Amateur Swimming Association.