London Aquatics Centre set to host next generation of divers

26 November 2013 / 17:15
The London Aquatics Centre is set to inspire future generations of divers for years to come after it was revealed to be the home of a new Diving High Performance Centre for British Swimming.
The Aquatics Centre, scene of Tom Daley’s Olympic 10m platform bronze at London 2012, has undergone a significant transformation since last summer’s Games.
But from next spring it will be a hive of activity with British Swimming agreeing to a deal to launch a Diving High Performance Centre at the venue.
British Swimming will work alongside venue operators, GLL and the London Legacy Development Corporation to provide world-class diving provision in the capital and build on the popularity of the sport from the London 2012 Olympics.
And national performance director Alexei Evangulov said: “We are really pleased to have an HPC at the pool that was used for the Olympic Games and are excited about when the doors open in the spring.
“The London Aquatics Centre is a fantastic facility with world class boards and dry land provision. A facility like this will help shape the next generation of athletes and allow them to see what an elite competition venue is like on a day-to-day basis.
“The pool holds great memories for not only the British public but also our divers and all athletes that use this centre will have a small taste of the Olympics every time they walk through the door.”
© Sportsbeat 2013