A team of six Plymouth divers headed to London to compete in the inaugural London Legacy Open in the run up to Christmas, headed by coach Sally Freeman.
The new competition, based at the London Olympic Aquatic Centre, was held in memory of David Jenkins, a Dive London, British Diving and Tokyo 2020 Team GB diving coach who sadly passed away in October 2021
The three-day event was a huge success for Ollie Heath, who dived on all three boards and secured two gold medals on 1m and 3m, with excellent diving on all 9 dives. He continued to hold his nerve in the final with a brilliant display and a huge 67.20 scored on his reverse two and half somersault in tuck. Whilst making it through to the finals in first position in prelims on platform, he just missed a podium position by shy of two points but achieved his third PB of the weekend.
Also diving in the B category was Theo Stevens, who claimed 4th place on the 1m with consistent solid diving and a grabbed a PB on platform.
Joining his brother, Will Heath made a last-minute entry on the 3m board in boys C event and achieved both a PB and a silver medal.
Also diving at the competition were Archie Waines, who dived on the 3m board in the boys A event, whist not feeling 100% but managing to secure some great dives. Maia Pearson, in the girls A event, made it through to the finals on 3m in 4th place, and finished her 1m with a solid dive; and Summer Radcliffe who dived in the Women’s open on 1m and 3m finishing well in a very tough group.