Diving!? The London 2012 website states that “diving requires acrobatic excellence and supreme coordination skills.” I found it quite the opposite – it was relaxing, the buoyancy device helped me manoeuvre and the fish were great!…… Then I read on ”…as athletes dive from heights of up to 10m in the water below” OH, THAT SORT OF DIVING!
Did you really think that you were going to see a picture of me effortlessly gliding through the air from a 10m diving board, twisting and somersaulting with grace and seamlessly transferring into the perfect pike position? I will stick to scuba diving thanks.
The diving events at London 2012 will take place in the new aquatic centre and are a mixture of single and synchronised events. Diving really does take acrobatic excellence and I am always impressed with the ability of the synchronised pairs to mirror each other so closely throughout the dive. Tom Daley has a good chance for Britain, particularly as the reigning world champion in his discipline and I will be rooting for him on the day.
To get from Mayfair and Flemings to the Aquatics Center, take the Jubilee Line towards Stratford Underground Station, then walk about 8 minutes to Olympic Park Stratford Gate and you have arrived!