City of Sheffield Diving Club’s Clare Cryan (left) and Ross Haslam perform during the Mixed 3m Synchro Final during day one of the British Gas Diving Championships at The Plymouth Life Centre, Plymouth last weekend (left).
City of Sheffield team-mate Jack Haslam also stormed to the men’s 1m title, producing a personal best performance to secure victory. Jack also won a bronze medal in the 3 metre springboard event and another bronze with Sam Thornton (Leeds) in the 3 metre synchro competition. In this event, brother Ross Haslam teamed up with James Heatley from Edinburgh to take the silver medal. Ross also reached the final of the 3 metre individual event where he came sixth.
Millie Fowler and Millie Haffety won Sheffield’s other national title in the womens 3 metre synchro competition. For the first time, a mixed 3 metre synchro competition was introduced to the national championships and in a closely fought contest, Haslam and Cryan teamed up to win silver medals. Clare narrowly missed out on another medal in the womens 1 metre springboard event where she finished in fourth place, less than two points behind the silver medallist.
After a really tough couple of years struggling with injury, Georgia Davenport made a welcome return to top class competition coming 8th in the womens platform event where she produced a particularly fine back 2½ somersault dive.
Head Coach Tom Owen