Ex-Great Britain and European Championship Gold winner Sarah Barrow has teamed up with Swim Britain to announce that she will front an exciting new initiative scheme to develop grass roots diving in the West Midlands region.
The former Team GB Olympian has embraced her new role as a Diving Development Officer with Swim Britain, with the main initiative of the scheme being to inspire more young people into the sport, which Barrow hopes can be achieved by improving diving facilities in the local area.
Barrow believes by improving diving facilities at pools in the local area at grassroots, there will be an improvement in the overall quality of British divers coming through the ranks.
💬 ✨ “It just seems quite magical… the athletes are going to feel pretty special up on those 3m and 10m Platforms”— Swim England (@Swim_England) November 11, 2021
With pools tiled, moveable floor complete and steps added to the dive tower, @SarahBarrow explains how it felt being back at Sandwell Aquatics Centre 👇 #B2022
With five pools in the region currently having diving facilities including at Solihull, Tudor Grange, Sutton Coldfield, Windley and Walsall; the project is even looking to extend further, with two additional sites being developed at Ludlow and Shrewsbury.
The scheme is just one of many happening up and down the country in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham which are set to take place from 28th July to 8th August next year.
Birmingham 2022 looks set to be the best games yet, with the event set to cost £778 million, the most expensive sporting event in the country since the 2012 London Olympics.
With the Sports Personality of the Year awards having just named Gold winning Team GB Diver Tom Daley on their shortlist, diving looks set to take centre stage once again next summer.