Couch calls time on diving career

21 Nov 2017

Three-time Olympian Tonia Couch hangs up her swimsuit and calls time on her diving career after almost two decades on the boards.

Plymouth-based Couch has been at the top of British Diving for 12 years and in that time has won numerous international medals including silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and three medals at the European Championships medals, including gold in 2012.

She will now take on a coaching role in her home town of Plymouth and is looking forward to identifying future talent and helping them on their diving journey.

On her retirement Couch said, "I’ve had the most amazing 18 years achieving more than I ever could have imagined. I feel incredibly lucky to of had such a long career doing something loved every day.

“Although I’m sad to be hanging up my diving costume, I’m excited by the next chapter of my life as a diving coach at the Plymouth Life Centre, helping unearth and train the next generation of diving stars.”