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Diving courses and schemes

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The Diving Development Scheme offers a range of courses available to people that wish to learn to dive. These courses are available to absolute beginners, children, adults and those who wish to progress skills already developed or those who just want to try a new challenge!


Term time

The scheme offers lessons that run over a period of ten weeks, each block of ten weeks will take place four times over the year, in line with the academic calendar.

There are three levels within the Diving Development Scheme

  • Learn to Dive 1 (LTD1) – This level is aimed at complete beginners and covers the first three grade available; Junior Diver, One Star and Two Star
  • Learn to Dive 2 (LTD2) – This level is aimed at intermediate divers working on badges; Three Star, Four Star and Five Star
  • Learn to Dive 3 (LTD3) – This level is aimed at advanced divers working on badges; Bronze, Silver and Gold

Holiday lessons

During Easter, summer and half term school holidays the diving scheme offers week long Learn to Dive courses, which are available to all abilities. The courses vary in duration but generally run for a period of five days and are available at Shipley & Eccleshill pools. See your local pool reception for further details.


Awards scheme

The original awards scheme was developed around 6-10 years ago.
Bradford’s Diving Development Scheme has recently launched a newly updated awards scheme following significant advancement in technical knowledge within the sport of diving in the UK.

The overall structure remains the same following the same levels as the Learn to Dive classes (as above). To allow divers more time ensuring quality techniques are being practiced, there are now fewer skills but more appropriate skills per badge. A theory question, appropriate to the level, is included to enhance the divers awareness of health & safety issues and some technical knowledge to result in a more informed, alert and safe diver.

‘Flip n Fun’

This scheme is a new awards scheme specifically for use with school diving lessons and as an introduction to diving for swimmers.

This comprehensive set of awards incorporate both dry-land and pool skills that can be performed on poolside and in pools with a minimum of 1.8m depth. The ‘Flip n Fun’ stages utilises games and rewards and is a fantastic alternative swimming lessons. See your local pool reception for further details.


Diving training scheme

This scheme is the competitive element and currently operates from Shipley pool and Nabwood Sport Centre.

The Diving Training scheme offers divers from six years old the chance to develop their skills with a view to competing under the tuition of ASA qualified diving teachers and coaches. Selection onto the diving training scheme is by invitation of the head coach only.

Bradford Aquatics Diving Coaching Team

Diving Development Manager/Head Coach Elite Junior and Age Group

Shân Veasey

Assistant Diving Coach Elite Junior and Age Group

Rebecca Lee

Casual Coaches

Casual Coach Lessons/All Stars/Novice

Claire Longcake

Casual Coach Lessons/Novice/TID Lessons

David Cowen

Casual Coach GP B/All Stars

Joe Meszaros

Casual Coach Lessons

Helen Cowen

Casual Coach Lessons/Novice

Jenny Cowen

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