After numerous conferences with coaches and officials from around the country, the TID games has had a remodelling with a number of new skills incorporated in the DryDive as well as in the pool. This is a very tough competition for the best of the younger age groups where focus is strong on power, form, elegance and gymnastics ability including flexibility. The TID games is the selection event for divers to get onto a British Diving programmes where they will be invited to diving camps; all with the aim to increase podium potential (Olympic medallists!) athletes. Due to the nature of the event, this was open to anyone under the age of 12 whereas from 2015 divers are only allowed 2 years worth of training before the competition. The skills have been upped from previous competitions with aims focused on perfect technique development of ‘simple’ skills.
For those of you wandering….
‘Simple’ skills include: 4 line ups on 3m (forwards and backwards), forward, inward, backward and reverse dive from 3m Platform, and tuck dives in each direction on 1m (forwards and backwards from bounces).
The Gym Routine: includes headstand and handstand balances, tuck kick outs, FLEXIBILITY (including splits in all directions: so get practising)!!!
Katherine Kerr was Luton Diving Club’s sole competitor at this years TID games. Katherine had a good competition with the new format coming in 13th place out of 23 divers. We look forward to next years event where we hope more divers will be attending from Luton! Well done Katherine.