October 28, 2018

Swim Ireland’s Irish Open Diving Championships concluded in Dublin today with a fantastic display for the supporting crowds.

Day 3 started with our young Group C and D Divers showing off their skills. The Group D Boys were up first and after 12 dives there was just 3 points separating the top 3 divers! Saving his best two dives for last Archie Waines took the top spot with 289.95 points. City of Leeds’s Daniel Chase was just behind in 287.20 while young Ruben Forsythe collected Diving Academy of Northern Ireland’s first medal of the weekend winning bronze with 286.60 points.

Niamh Rogerson topped the podium in the girl’s event, the Aberdeen diver finished with 290.95 points ahead of Plymouth's Phoebe White (280.45) and City of Leeds’s Paige Tomlinson (275.15).

In the Group C Skills event Aberdare Comets Joey Jones claimed the boy’s title with 296.30 points, Diving Academy NI were back on the podium, this time for silver, as Logan Black finished in second with 282.20 points while City of Leeds claimed yet another medal with Elliot Haigh taking bronze with 268.55.

In the Girls C Group, Aberdeen’s Emma Kelsey amassed 295 points for first place. Evie Jalland of Harrogate was the silver medalist with 287.65 points while Jessica Kealy collected Shamrock Diving’s first medal of the day when she placed third with 274.30 points.

AGF Udspring’s Martin Bang Christensen upgraded his 1M silver to gold in the Platform event, he was the clear winner with 330.45 points ahead of Edinburgh’s Lucas Thomson (284.15) and Plymouth’s Tommy Davis (277.90).

Jacob Bland made it three from three as he completed a hat trick of golds in the Boys C Group 3M. The City of Leeds diver topped the table with 194.20 points ahead of Ayr Diving’s Logan Reilly (175.95) and Plymouth’s Jack Kinsman Moore (170.45).

There was an Irish victory in the final event of the day as National Centre Dublin’s Clare Cryan added to 1M Gold with a win on the 3M. Cryan, who leaves for the FINA Diving Grand Prix’s in Australia and Singapore this evening, put in a stellar performance to win with 248.10 points. City of Leeds’s Emily Bearpark, who had won bronze on the 1M, claimed silver with 236.10 points, while her team mate Holly Waxman, silver medalist in the 1M, took bronze with 224.90 points.