Taking time off from his apprenticeship at Neil Hogarth Building Contractor,
Plymouth diver Euan McCabe and Southampton diver Robbie Lee have just
finished competing for GBR at the 24 th FINA World Junior Diving Championships
held in Montreal, Canada. With over 250 divers from 40 nations this is a high
profile event with the best of the best vying for a podium finish. Pairing up for
the platform synchro their synchronisation was on point throughout. Lying in
fifth place after the third round, their fourth dive an inward three and a half
somersault brought them back into medal contention. Finishing off with a
superb back two and a half somersault with one and a half twists resulted in a
deserved silver medal for this established pairing.
The final day of the event was the individual group A platform. With only
twelve places available for the final, the preliminary round of 31 divers was
tough. Euan did extremely well to achieve a place. He was the only diver to
perform a challenging back three and a half somersault in the pike position and
finished in eleventh place in the final.
As Euan returns home, Amelie Underwood prepares to fly out to Montreal to
compete at the International CAMO Invitational where she will represent
England. This will be Amelie’s first competition at this level and her family
along with Plymouth Diving are proud of her progression and success in being
Both Euan and Amelie are coached by Sally Freeman at the Plymouth Life
Centre. Aidan Heslop another diver formerly coached by Sally has now taken
up residence in Montreal where they have the facilities for him to concentrate
on his High Diving career after huge success on the Red Bull circuit. Last month
Aidan won the British Swimming Outstanding High Diver Award for 2021-2022.