The City of Sheffield Diving Club was established in the early 1980’s
at its former home ‘Sheaf Valley Baths’, officially opened in November
1972. The Club relocated to Ponds Forge Sports Centre which was opened
in 1991 on the site where it replaced the Sheaf Valley pool. Ponds Forge
hosts regional, national and international diving competitions and
camps and is extremely proud to have hosted a leg of the FINA Diving
World Series in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. The training environment
includes the biggest 10 metre venue in Britain, two dry-diving areas
with an air track and a unique tailor-made diving trampoline. The diving
pool has the only 1 metre overhead wet harness in the Great Britain.
The club has partnerships with Sheffield Hallam University, Absolute
Nutrition, BackActive Chiropractic Clinic and Holywell Health.
Our mission statement is ‘To produce elite divers and ensure that all members are nurtured to their full potential’
The Club is run by a dedicated committee of parents and volunteers
and is strongly supported in it’s activities by parents throughout the
club. Sheffield Diving runs the Sheffield Santa Skills novice event and
its own Club Championships annually along with hosting various regional
and national events.
Sheffield Diving is nationally recognised by British Diving and Swim
England as the only Home Country Development Centre (HCDC) in England
and a Talent Development Centre (TDC). The club is 1 of only 4 to be
awarded TDC status. The Club is registered to the National Governing
Body, Swim England, and is managed by a small committee of volunteers
voted in at an Annual General Meeting each year. Swim England has
awarded the club with its SwimMark accreditation for the ninth year
running. SwimMark is the national ‘Quality Mark’ for diving clubs,
recognising that the club is committed to providing a safe and quality
The Coaching Team is passionate about diving and committed to our goal of producing world class diving MADE IN SHEFFIELD!