What it takes to become a diver

My name is Will Miller and I am in Year 10. I train 4 times per week as a competitive diver for 1 and a half hours to 3 hours. At training I do lots of different exercises for half an hour to build up muscles and strength and then for the rest of the session we get in the pool and practice for upcoming competitions.

I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around the country for competitions at places such as Sheffield, Edinburgh and even the London 2012 Olympics pool where the Olympics are held. It was here, I came away as national silver medallist at the Olympic pool last year in July.

This year I was diving in the age group above me, diving against 16 years olds where I was placed 8th and 13th. I am currently training for an upcoming competition in Dublin, Ireland in November.

I have also represented the school for diving in the ESSA diving school championships in Southend where I came 5th narrowly missing out to represent the school on a national stage in London.

I have been very fortunate as the school has supported me by giving me the time off school to travel to these events and I am very thankful for this.

Verulam School St albans Hertfordshire

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