Peter Waterfield 2019 Review
A young team of 20 Plymouth divers travelled to Southampton at the weekend to represent Plymouth Diving at the Peter Waterfield skills competition.
Harry Westbury dived up an age category into the Group E section. Not intimidated by the challenge he walked away with the bronze medal. Freya White for the girls in this section dived well and broke her PB to finish in 13th position.
Group D boys had a particularly good event with all 4 boys in the top 10. Alex Whittaker 2nd, Noah Underwood 4th, George Prior narrowly missed out on a medal in 7th and Freddy Parnell was 9th.
The girls in group D gave outstanding performances to leave no room for any other team on the podium. Lexi Davies won gold, Erin Healey the silver and Amelie Moor completed the hat trick to win bronze. They were joined by Sophie Millmore who won the 5th medal position. Rose McCabe was 9th and Pheobie Pickering 13th out of a total of 29 divers. Tabitha Morris was 10th but considering this was her first competition it was a remarkable result. Also competing for the first time was Martha Ticehurst, Sienna Williams and Hanna Srokosz who all dived with great determination and composure.
Group C was large for both the boys and girls. Oscar Hart executed a consistent set of dives to finish 15th out of 27. The girls also delivered a great set of dives. Tilly Tassart set the standard with her first dive to bag the bronze medal. Ella-Poppy Cornish just missed out on a medal in 7th and Maddy Elliott was 11th out of 29.
Coaches for the event were Ryan Wills and former Olympian Tonia Couch.