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Why not have a look at our timetable of activities for the forthcoming Easter school holidays (Friday 29 March - Sunday 14 April) which you can find by clicking on the downloads button at the bottom of this page - includes some diving camps!

We have a successful diving programme and a large number of our athletes reach major national and international competitions. We provide structured training for all abilities from the beginner to an international level competitor.

Learn to dive lessons
We provide structured diving lessons for children and adults at the aquatics centre, John Charles centre for sport and children’s lessons at Aireborough leisure centre (you can download 'flip-n-fun' details below).

Children work towards the NPTS Flip and Fun diving awards scheme of badges. When they have all the badges they can join the diving training scheme.

You can download the John Charles learn to dive timetable as a pdf from this page. Please call the centre on 0113 2475222 if you would like further information.

Aireborough leisure centre also offers diving lessons and these are held every Monday between 5.05 – 6.05 and run for an eight week period.  These are suitable for children aged 6 years upwards who want to experience diving and learn new skills in a fun and safe environment.  Children must be able to swim 50m.  Bookable through the centre.  If you would like information on the learn to dive sessions at Aireborough please ring 01943 877131.

Adult diving lessons are available at the aquatics centre at John Charles centre for sport.  They are a casual drop in class open to anyone over the age of 16 years who wants to have a go at diving.  Under expert tuition have a go on the 1m and 3m springboards and the 3m, 5m, 7.5m and 10m diving platforms.

Lessons are on a Tuesday 8.00pm -9.00pm, Wednesday 12.00pm – 1.00pm and Thursday 8.00pm – 9.00pm.

Diving training scheme
Our diving training scheme is one of the largest and most successful in the UK and our divers have represented us at the Olympics.

Entry to the scheme is by invitation, either through the learn to dive programme or through assessment / talent identification from one of the diving coaches. All diving scheme sessions are held at the John Charles centre for sport. 

Throughout the scheme, divers can progress from county to regional and national standard, at the top level of the scheme, divers are of international standard.

All coaches are Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) qualified and hold enhanced safeguarding certificates.


Diving training scheme contact information:

Adrian Hinchliffe, Senior Diving Coach
Tel: 0113 39 57363                                                    email:  adrian.hinchliffe@leeds.gov.uk 

Edwin Jongejans, Age Group Coach
Tel: 0113 39 57362                                                    email:  edwin.jongejans@leeds.gov.uk

Jenny Leeming, Talent Identification Development Coach
Tel: 0113 395 7361                                                   email:  jenny.leeming@leeds.gov.uk

Sarah Reed, Training Scheme Coordinator 
Tel: 0113 39 50154                                                   email:  sarah.reed@leeds.gov.uk