Amélie aiming for national diving competition success
November 16, 2021

Rydal Penrhos pupil Amélie Creer will be aiming for national diving success after competitions were permitted to resume.

Our leading Sport and Athletic provision has been one of the cornerstones of Rydal Penrhos’ success throughout history, producing international-calibre athletes on a consistent basis. Not only this, but our aspiring athletes also develop the right characteristics and mannerisms through sport that aid each of them with their academic studies and whatever they go on to pursue in the future.

This comes in a variety of different areas. From popular sports such as rugby, hockey and netball to the more complex including table tennis and water sports.

Amélie Creer, who is a Year 9 pupil at the school, will be competing in the Advanced Category as a guest member of the Manchester Aquatics Centre Diving Squad at the Great Britain Diving Federation competition in Cheltenham this weekend.

The talented youngster will be performing six dives covering each of the four directions – forward, back, inward and reverse – in both the tuck and pike positions across the one metre and three-metre springboards as well as the five-metre platform, where Amélie will be doing a tricky arm-stand forward 1 ½ somersault in the tuck position.

This will be the first national competition Amélie has attended since February 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions relating to group gatherings and the event will feature some of the brightest prospects from across the country.

In addition to this prestigious event, Amélie will also be competing in the Welsh Diving League competition at Aberdare in South Wales, entering the Age Groups Category with the Bangor Diving Club.

Amélie is set to perform no fewer than 12 dives at the competition – six on the one-metre springboard and six on the three-metre springboard – covering the four directions in both the tuck and pike positions.

The competition in Cheltenham will give her some good experience with the more complicated dives ahead of the Aberdare competition, which is going to be challenging against excellent divers from Aberdare Comets Diving Club and the Llanelli Lightning Diving Club.

Amélie began her diving journey in 2017 and quickly excelled. She has competed at local, national and international levels in recent years and hopes to continue progressing on the boards and in the other sports at Rydal Penrhos.

Everyone at Rydal Penrhos would like to wish Amélie the very best of luck at both competitions. We hope you enjoy the experience and achieve success!


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