Lottie Thompson

Development Officer & Head Coach


Lottie took part in an interview for our Dive Dive Dive magazine. Her profile here is that interview.

When is your birthday?


What did you want to be when you were at school?

I never really thought that far ahead!

What did your school reports say?

That I was too quiet and shy.

Who has been influential in your career or is your role model?

I don't have a role model as I think its more important to believe in yourself and focus on your own ability rather than compare yourself to others. My diving coach Bill Clark was very influential for my career as he helped me fall in love with the sport. Damian Ball (head coach at Southend) has been the most influential person so far as he really helped me grow and develop as a coach and gave me lots of encouragement.

What is your favourite food?

Roast dinner

What annoys you most?

People who are constantly on their phone/ipad.

Do you have any bad habits?

I bite my nails (a habit which started through diving as I used to take chunks out of my shins and hands when my nails were too long, so I'd bite them before I got on the board).

What music do you like?

I like a lot of music genres mainly rock and alternative but I absolutely hate garage and house.

Do you have a nickname?

Lotlot or Lots.

What football team do you support?

I'm not big on football anymore but growing up I always supported Man U as that's where my Mum is from.

Outside of diving, how do you fill your time? What hobbies do you have?

Most of my spare time is spent on my degree and driving back to Essex to catch up with my family and friends. Unfortunately I don't really have time for hobbies anymore but I occasionally go adult gymnastics in Huntingdon.

What gives you job satisfaction?

Divers working hard and seeing them get great results in return.

Alice Clark

Full Time Coach

Sharyn Bord

Coach & Club President


A swimmer since the tender age of eight, who got bored of swimming up and down in straight lines, Sharyn decided to try something a little different. She started diving off planks of wood covered with matting, at Jesus Green pool in Cambridge. When Cambridge Parkside pool opened Sharyn couldn't believe her luck, as there were brand new springboards and plenty of deep water!

Sharyn retired from diving to take a more active role in the coaching side. She is now a fully qualified diving coach, tutor, referee and judge and has coached many divers to national medals.

Helen Preston

Club Administrator


Helen has taken on the administration of the Learn to Dive programme and assist with the organisation of the competitive programme. She is also the club treasurer.