Diving Success for Vivianne
Year 11 student Vivianne competed in the English Schools' Swimming Association (ESSA) 2023 National Diving Championship in Manchester earlier this month.
Hosted at the Manchester Aquatics Centre, Vivianne placed second for her age group and overall 16th out of 22 competitors in the East Midlands region.
This is the first time Corby Steel Diving Club has competed at this level so it was a great experience and a good learning curve for Vivianne.
Vivianne has been diving for 4 years and she has been entering competitions a year after she started. She was inspired to dive during her swimming lessons at the pool, loving how the divers were carrying out their dives with somersaults. As a keen gymnastic she believed it would be great to transfer these skills to the diving board.
This summer she placed 7th in National Qualifiers in London which qualified her for the Nationals held in Leeds. Out of 45 divers, she finished 6th best in the whole of England.
Vivianne would love to be able to progress her career in Diving and potentially qualify for the Commonwealth Games or the Olympics.
Well done Vivianne!