Welcome to Cambridge Learn To Dive!
The Cambridge Learn To Dive programme is a fun, exciting scheme run by the Cambridge Dive Club. We cater for all ages and abilities, both children and adults, so everyone can find something to suit them.
For information on our learn to dive sessions for children, please email . For adult learn to dive information, please contact Helen Preston at .
NEW We are producing videos of the skills (junior) divers are expected to perform at each of the seven levels of our programme. Please visit the Learn to Dive Skills page to view them.
Childrens' Learn To Dive
For children 5 to 14 years old
We run half-hourly sessions at Parkside Pools on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the following times:
- Tuesdays - 6pm and 6.30pm
- Fridays - 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm
- Saturdays - 10.05am, 10.35am, 11.05am and 11.35am
Lessons follow the Cambridge Diving LTD skill levels. These skill levels are progressive and there are seven levels in total. Level one starts with teaching basic body control introducing shapes into jumps off the poolside as well as forward and backward rolls into the water. Working through the levels divers are expected to learn basic hands first entries and jumps off the 1m and 3m springboards as well as the 5m platform. By level seven divers will be performing forward and backward dives off the springboards. These skills can be seen on the Learn to Dive Skills page.
We work on a scheme of continual assessment so once a diver can consistently demonstrate a skill to the appropriate standard they are deemed to have passed it. Once a diver has successfully completed each level, meeting the required standard, they will then be considered for a level change (subject to the Head Coaches' discretion). Our aim is to progress divers through the scheme as quickly as possible without compromising on safety or satisfactory technique. Upon completing all aspects of level seven we aim to offer divers a space within the club sessions where they will get to dive for an hour and begin working on more more complex skills from the boards.
There is a strong element of fun whilst divers learn the basic skills off the poolside. Diving is a great way for children to improve balance, coordination and confidence in a fun, relaxed and friendly environment.
All our coaches are fully trained and dedicated to helping every child reach their potential. All that we require is that children can swim two lengths and are confident in deep water.
Why not book your child(ren) in for a 'taster' session to try it out?
To book a taster please email your child's name, date of birth and a contact number to .
Adult Learn To Dive
You are never too old to start!
These are fun, relaxed sessions run on Monday and Thursday nights at 8.30-9.30pm. You will have the opportunity to try out the different boards, learn new skills, improve you diving with our qualified coaches and meet friendly new people!
Costs are £52 for one session per week for eight weeks.
We would like to encourage the keen amongst you to sign up as club members where possible.
All Adult Learn to Dive enquires should be directed to Helen Preston at .
- Eight week term £35 per term for one session per week.
- £50 per term for two sessions per week.
- Holiday diving: £4 session (Christmas / Easter), £30 summer vacation.
Student diving is also managed by Helen. Please contact her with enquiries as above.