Diving Returns to Tasmania

Published Mon 05 Jul 2021

Diving is back in Tasmania with lessons now being offered at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre.

Diving Australia CEO David Bell said the move is a welcomed reintroduction to diving in the state.

“We are very excited to see a return of diving to Tasmania and the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre,” Bell said.

“Hobart has a world class diving facility which has remained underutilised in recent years, this is our opportunity to reinvigorate diving in the state of Tasmania.

“With our 2020 Olympic Team days away from departing to compete for Australia in Tokyo, there is every chance that young Tasmanians who get their start here will find themselves on the 2032 Olympic Diving Team competing in front of a home crowd.

“Tasmania has a proud legacy of producing Australian Olympic divers including Elizabeth Jack and Julie Kent, this is the first step in finding the next generation of Tasmanian champions, but more importantly, it’s just a whole lot of fun.

“Diving is a thrilling sport for all people regardless of age, if you have ever wondered what it feels like to do the perfect entry or jump off the 10-metre platform, now is your chance.”