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Diving

Total investment 2014–15: $2,390,200 (high performance: $2,115,000; participation:
$27,200; other: $248,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 89%

Diving Australia has been rated as on track. Diving Australia performed well in 2014, achieving above target performances at the benchmark events — the world cup in Shanghai and world junior championships in Penza — and reaching its target at the Commonwealth Games. Leading diver Melissa Wu returned to form and was joined by younger divers Georgia Sheehan, Maddison Keeney and Lara Tarvit, who won medals at the world juniors and world cup.

Diving Australia has introduced significant changes to its program. This has included adding a focused national synchro program and two extra domestic dive events, and expanding from one high performance centre to three — led by a national coach with international medal-winning experience. This restructure necessitates Diving Australia to realign the contributions needed from high performance staff and stakeholders more closely to the Australia’s Winning Edge target outcomes for Rio.

Diving Australia is actively seeking opportunities in the talent pathways area, such as refining the current talent identification and development (TID) processes to link with proposed talent transfer mechanisms. It is also working with Gymnastics Australia (‘Spin to Win’) and to enhance state sporting organisation involvement.

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When benchmarked against Australia’s Winning Edge sports, Diving Australia has some areas that are below standard. Diving is continuing to address these areas, including the introduction of a nominations committee, which will move it closer to achieving the benchmark.

 

2014 benchmark event // world cup

Medal target: 0 to 1

Actual: gold 0 silver 0 bronze 2 total 2

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