Torpedo has partnered the Singapore Sports Hub to roll out a diving holiday programme at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.
The Diving Holiday Programme comprises a 10-session curriculum that teaches participants the fundamentals of diving. Each 1.5-hour session consists of two components, dryland and pool. On dryland, participants will build strength, flexibility and the necessary technical skills to perform the various jumps. Participants will then proceed to the pool to demonstrate their learnings.
Age group: 6 to 13 years old Class size: Min. 3 pax to start Duration: 10 sessions of 1.5 hours each. 28 Nov to 24 Dec 2021.
Price: $500 Pre-requisite: Ability to swim at least 25m in any recognisable stroke.
We are recruiting young children to be part of our talent development programme!
Skills Progression to SSA Talent Identification Programme
Divers in the programme will develop their diving skills in a structured progression pathway that leads to the National Talent Identification Squad Programme (SSA TID).
Here is a list of our past students who have promoted to the National programmes:
Freida Lim (National Squad 2021/Olympian)
Avvir Tham (National Squad 2021)
Max Lee (National Squad 2021)
Deborah Toh (National Development 2021)
Elizabeth Kong (National Development 2021)
Karen Kang (National TID)
Joel Chiew (National TID)
Ong Rei En (National Squad 2021)
Ong Sze En (National Squad 2021)
9 students in the National TID Skills programme
Minimum age for all participants is 6 years old
Must be able to swim 25m confidently without aid in deep water
Participants age 11 or older should preferably have gymnastics, ballet or trampolining background.
Sports shoes, t-shirts and shorts for warm up and dryland activities.
Swimming trunks/costume for water activities
General lesson format
Each 90min training session consists of 3 main components: 1. Warm-up/Stretching: This would include running, jumping as well as flexibility exercises 2. “Dry-land” activities: Includes trampoline work, dryboard, somersaults on crashmats, and diving specific coordination exercises 3. Water activities: Poolside/1metre/3metre/5metre jumps and drills.
Skills Levels 1 to 7 (1m, 3m, 5m) Standing Posture, Hand Grab Forward Jumps, Back jumps, (with armswings/pike and tuck positions) Pike falls, Straight falls, Back falls. Tuck rolls, Pike rolls
9 August 2021 – Torpedo Dive School organised a Splash It! event in conjunction with ActiveSG’s GetActive! Programme. 35 participants signed up for the online event where we organised an introductory session on diving dryland activities. A question and answer session with our National diver and Torpedo coach, Timothy Lee, was held towards the end of the session.
The physical diving try out sessions were held at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex on 21 August after Phase 2HA restrictions. Participants had the opportunity to learn some basic fundamental diving skills and had a chance to climb to 10m platform tower for an unforgettable experience!
Well done National Divers who competed at the FINA Diving World Cup 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Divers Fong Kay Yian and Ashlee Tan finished 39th (232.55 pts) and 48th (182.55pts) respectively in the Women’s 3m Springboard event. Mark and Timothy Lee took part in the Men 3m Springboard and finished 38th (323.10pts) and 45th (303.50pts) respectively.
Our 10m platform divers, Jonathan Chan and Freida Lim also competed at the World Cup. Jonathan placed 24th (371.80pts) and also competed in the Men’s 10m synchronised with partner, Max Lee placing 15th (318.18pts).
Freida competed in the Women 10m Platform and qualified for the semi-finals placing 15th (272.35pts). Her performance at the World Cup earned her spot in the Olympics later this year, making her the first female diver to qualify for Singapore!
Freida picked up diving under our founding head coach Orla in 2012. She is now coaching our Learn-to-Dive programme. Job well done to all the divers!
Torpedo is delighted to announce that Damien Ler has joined the Torpedo coaching team as technical director and fundamentals coach.
Damien was the national diving manager at SSA for 11 years and was tasked with building a national diving programme from scratch in 2008. He led the efforts in recruitment, coaching development and club development, on top of his national tram management duties. Damien left SSA in 2019 to pursue other professional interests, after delivering Singapore’s first ever diving Olympian (Jonathan Chan) in September 2019.
Affectionately known as Mr Diving in the local community, Damien will spearhead the club efforts in building a robust club programme at Torpedo, and provide valuable advice to our divers, parents on the diving development pathways and student athlete pathways.
Damien holds Gymnastics and Diving Coaching certifications, and is a SportSG-certified athlete life coach. He is also a FINA ‘A’ diving judge.
This school holidays, Torpedo Dive School is rolling out our holiday classes! Learn a new sport in a fun and engaging way, whilst picking up skills such as coordination, balance, confidence and basic diving techniques.
Please contact us (Whatsapp: +65 84670030) for more information!