ASA National Age Group 2012

Jul 3, 2012 | News


Crystal Palace Diving wins ASA National Age Groups for the 3rd Year.
Crystal Palace Diving Club won the Dawdon Shield as the top Club after winning ASA National Championships in Sheffield at the weekend.
The competition was the largest ever with 557 entries which was nearly seventy more than last year.  Twenty of the top clubs competed in the 28 events.  Our divers won  9 golds, 10 silvers and seven bronzes to give us a haul of 26 medals,  Sheffield took 2nd with 13 medals and Plymouth were 3rd with ten medals.
Most notable performances were the four double golds from Jing Leung in the girls 16 to 18 category, Rosie Cardoe in the girls 14/15 year age group, Kyle Kotari in the boys 14 & 15 years events and Scarlet Mew Jenson, one of the youngest in the competition who took two golds in the girls 11 and under springboard events. Isobel Ruff won the 9th Gold and her first National title.Kylenatag2012The team’s twelve National medallist included:  Scarlett Mew Jenson, Maria Papworth, Francesca Doran, Maddie Sweet, Lexie Howard, Natasha MacManus, Isobel Ruff, Rosie Cardoe, Jing Leung, Jack Morgan, Kyle Kotari, Noah Williams,
Chris Snode said “It has been a remarkable diving season” with our divers winning the ASA National Age Groups in such style.  The extent of the win with more than 35% of all the medals was a show of tremendous depth from the team which is our strongest in 17 years.
The coaches were very pleased with the divers. They worked hard before the competition and their their entries and technique was sharp. Even the inexperienced divers moving up from novice level dived very consistently under pressure.
Team Results Gold Silver Bronze Total
1st Crystal Palace    9         10      7    26
2nd Sheffield    6     5      2    13
3rd Plymouth    4       4      2    10
Full results on dive recorder:-