Hertfordshire Divers Perform Well at European Masters Championships 2011

Hertfordshire's Beaumont Academy Divers took part in the recent XIII European Masters Diving Championships held in the city of Kiev in Ukraine on September 10th 2011.

There was an Opening Ceremony at the end of the first day, with speeches in Ukrainian by local dignitaries, the local school children imported to wave small flags, a band and a formal procession up both sides of the pool, with large flags and examples of each nationality's folk costume.

The results showed what great divers there are within the adult section, taking some of the top awards:

In the 85-89 year Women's events, Rene Puddifoot gained gold medals in the 1m, 3m and platform events.

In the 50-54 year Women's events, Barbara Heathfield gained a bronze medal in the 3m event. Barbara added a silver medal in the 1m event, narrowly missing out on the gold medal by 3 points.

in the 55-59 year Mens events, Jim McNally gained a Silver medal in the 1m event and again another Silver medal in the 3m event narowly missing out on the gold medal by less than 8 points.

In the 35-39 year Mens events, Nick Daines gained a gold medal in the 3m event beating the opposition by many points in a fine display of diving. In the platform event Nick put together another technical set of dives to gain the gold medal.