On the 9th and 10th of April, our divers competed at the 12th Singapore National Diving Championships and managed a total of 14 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes. Congratulations to all divers!
|Womens Open Synchronised 3m||1st: Fong Kay Yian, Ashlee Tan|
|Womens Open Synchronised 3m||2nd: Nicolette Choy, Elizabeth Loh|
|Womens Open Synchronised Platform||1st: Ong Sze En, Ong Rei En|
|Mens Open Synchronised Platform||1st: Jonathan Chan|
|Womens Open Platform||1st: Nicolette Choy|
|Womens Open 1m||1st: Fong Kay Yian|
|Mens Open 3m||3rd: Joel Chiew|
|FINA Age Group A/B Boys Synchronised 3m||1st: Joel Chiew|
|FINA Age Group B Girls Platform||1st: Alicia Lim|
|Level 4 Girls 1m||1st: Andreina Schaepper|
|Level 4 Girls 1m||3rd: Alexis Thomas|
|Level 5 Girls 5m||1st: Megan Yow|
|Level 5 Boys 1m||1st: Ayden Tan|
|Level 5 Boys 3m||1st: Ayden Tan|
|Level 5 Boys 5m||1st: Ayden Tan|
|Level 5 Boys 5m||3rd: Alastair Law|
Our Torpedo divers competed at the 9th Singapore Diving Fiesta on the 26th and 27th March. A wonderful job by our divers who managed a total of 12 golds, 5 silvers and 11 bronzes across all events. Congratulations to all divers!
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.
Pre-requisite: Ability to swim at least 25m in any recognisable stroke.
For more information and registration, please go to https://www.sportshub.com.sg/learn-to-dive
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!