Live updates from the British National Diving Cup 2022

13 Feb 2022

The British National Diving Cup returned for the first time in three years across the weekend of 11th-13th February 2022.

Our livestream brought you every twist, turn and rip entry from across the competition, with session reports and updates across this page and across the British Swimming social media channels (follow on Twitter and Instagram!)

Relive every moment from #NDC2022 with the page below.


Read the in-depth report from Sunday's action here, including reaction from the winners of the Women's 3m Springboard and Men's Platform events. 

Men's Platform Final

Noah Williams claimed the Men's 10m Platform title to round out the British National Diving Cup 2022, following up an incredible prelims performance with a clutch sixth dive in the final.

European medallist Williams had been virtually flawless in tallying 530.70 in qualifying, and he began as strongly in the opening two dives of the final. 

But a couple of dropped efforts in the middle meant he had to nail his Forward 4 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (109C) last up to beat teammate Ben Cutmore, who ended his programme brilliantly to close out the competition on 439.00.

Williams showed fine nerve to do what he needed, scoring 8s and 8 1/2s to pick up 88.80 for his closing effort and take the gold medal on 448.50 points.

Cutmore claimed silver, while Kyle Kothari rounded out an all Dive London podium by winning bronze with 413.05 to his name, just ahead of Plymouth Diving Club's Euan McCabe (404.85). 

For the full results from the final, click here.

Women's 3m Springboard Final 

Grace Reid completed the individual springboard double by diving to gold in the Women's 3m final in the penultimate event of the weekend.

The Dive London Aquatics competitor - who previously trained at Edinburgh Diving Club - was locked in an early tussle for top spot with Desharne Bent-Ashmeil, the pair separated by less than five points after three dives.

But the experience of two-time Olympian Reid came to the fore in the final dives, as valuable scores of 63.00 and 66.00 across her Back 2 1/2 Somersaults Pike (205B) and Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults 1 Twist Pike (5152B) respectively saw her claim the title on 312.60 overall.

Luton Diving Club's Amy Rollinson - who partnered Bent-Ashmeil to Women's 3m Synchro victory on Saturday - finished second after a solid list, ending on 291.40 points. The bronze went to Yasmin Harper (City of Sheffield) on 285.00. 

For full results from the final, click here.

Men's Platform Prelims 

Noah Williams laid down a massive marker ahead of the Men's Platform final with a breath-taking prelims performance to qualify top of the standings. 

The Dive London Aquatics man was virtually flawless across his six dives, with every score in the 80s or 90s - including a brilliant 92.50 for his closing Forward 4 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (109C). That saw him finish on 530.70, well clear of Plymouth Diving Club's Euan McCabe, who notched 413.90 in his home pool in this morning session. 

Ben Cutmore (Dive London) was third in the prelims after totalling 406.25 from the judges. 

All seven competitors in the prelims will take to platform again later in the day for the final.

1. Noah Williams - Dive London Aquatics Club 530.70

2. Euan McCabe - Plymouth Diving Club 413.90

3. Ben Cutmore - Dive London Aquatics Club 406.25

4. Kyle Kothari - Dive London Aquatics Club 384.55

5. Angus Menmuir - Edinburgh Diving Club 303.70

6. Maxwell Spencer - Dive London Aquatics Club 248.15

(7). Ahmad Quli (Guest) - City of Leeds Diving Club 185.00

For full results, click here.

Women's 3m Prelims

Kat Torrance booked her place in the Women's 3m Springboard final as the top British qualifier with a strong performance to kick-off the final day of action at the British National Diving Cup. 

The City of Leeds diver finished on 285.45 points - thanks in part to a fine opening Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults 1 Twist Pike (5152B) that scored her 63.00. That return was good enough for second place overall in the prelims, behind Lauren Halleselka of Finland (311.40), who trains at Southampton Diving Academy. 

Amy Rollinson (Luton Diving Club) and Desharne Bent-Ashmeil (Dive London Aquatics) both safely booked their passage to the final as second and third British qualifiers, a day on from their eye-catching Women's 3m Synchro triumph together. Clare 

The top 10 to proceed: 

(1). Lauren Hallaselka (Guest) - Southampton Diving Academy 311.40

1. Katherine Torrance - City of Leeds Diving Club 285.45

2. Amy Rollinson - Luton Diving Club 284.25

(4). Clare Cryan (Guest) - City of Sheffield Diving Club 282.80

3. Desharne Bent-Ashmeil - Dive London Aquatics Club 280.20

4. Grace Reid - Dive London Aquatics Club 250.80

5. Elizabeth Powley - City of Leeds Diving Club 241.90

6. Yasmin Harper - City of Sheffield Diving Club 241.80

7. Callie Eaglestone - City of Leeds Diving Club 237.75

8. Emily Bearpark - Edinburgh Diving Club 227.45

For full results, click here.


Catch up on all the key moments from Saturday's action with our report here, including insight from each of the day's winners.

Women's 3m Synchro 

Desharne Bent-Ashmeil (Dive London) and Amy Rollinson (Luton Diving Club) completed the impressive achievement of winning junior and senior Women’s 3m Synchro titles in the space of three months as they soared to National Diving Cup victory in the event.

Having claimed the Girls 19&U crown at this same venue in October, the pair showed experience beyond their years in another strong field. After strong requireds, Bent-Ashmeil and Rollinson took the front in round four with a superb Forward 2 ½ Somersaults 1 Twist Pike (5152B) which landed them 68.40 points.

From there, they still had to hold their nerve with their fifth and final dive – and they duly delivered, their Back 2 ½ Somersaults Pike (205B) seeing them close on 291.30 points.

Yasmin Harper (City of Sheffield) and Kat Torrance (City of Leeds) were closest to catching them, finishing on 286.20, while Torrance’s Olympic synchro partner Grace Reid and Scarlett Mew Jensen (both Dive London) took bronze with 281.31.

For the full results, click here

Women's Platform Final 

Emily Martin came out on top in a close contest for the Women's 10m Platform crown. 

The Dive London Aquatics athete - back at her former Plymouth Diving base, where she moved after beginning her career at Southampton Diving Club - looked good in the prelims and carried that form into the finale.

After a brilliant start of 76.50 for her first dive - a Forward 3 1/2 Somersaults Pike (107B) - Martin stayed consistent and ended on 316.10, a mere 0.2 points ahead of Crystal Palace Diving's Eden Cheng, who finished strongly to close on 315.90 and take silver. 

Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix closed out the podium places on 309.95. Lois Toulson was top points scorer on 358.80 - but she was not eligible for the medals after performing one of her dives from the 5m platform, as part of a pre-agreed training plan as she looks to develop a new dive for competition. 

For the full results from the final, click here

Men's 3m Springboard Final

Dan Goodfellow clinched a dramatic title in the Men's 3m Springboard final after a brilliant battle with City of Leeds teammate Jack Laugher. 

Goodfellow - who has chosen to focus on the individual event after years as part of synchro partnerships from platform and springboard - led at the halfway stage after a brilliant third dive, and despite dropping his fourth, the 25-year-old ultimately came out on top, courtesy of a stunning final attempt.

His Back 3 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (207C) garnered a mammoth 95.40 score, leaving him on 462.90. That was just enough to pip Laugher to the gold, with the triple Olympic medallist closing on 460.85 after a fine showcase of springboard diving himself. 

Edinburgh Diving Club man James Heatly, fresh from the 1m title on Friday, completed the podium with his total of 421.05. 

For the full result rundown, click here.

Women's Platform Preliminary

Lois Toulson topped the standings at the end of the Women's Platform Prelims to end the first session on day two. 

The City of Leeds athlete served up the dive of the event in round four, with all 8s and 8.5s from the judges from her Inward 3 1/2 Somersaults Tuck (407C), earning 76.80 points towards her final tally of 327.20.

Emily Martin of Dive London Aquatics was next on 303.50 after an unerring five rounds of diving, with Josie Zillig (Dive London/Crystal Palace Diving) rounding out the top three and also breaking 300, on 300.90.

For full results, click here.

Men's 3m Preliminary

James Heatly was the top British qualifer into Saturday afternoon's Men's 3m Springboard final after a solid showing in the morning's prelims.

Fresh from a personal best score in claiming 1m Springboard victory on Friday, the Edinburgh Diving Club man started and finished strongly in the qualifying round, ending on 394.80 points.

Training partner Yona Knight-Wisdom was the top qualifer overall on 412.75, with Jack Laugher (City of Leeds) third in overall prelim qualifying on 390.20. 

The top 10 to progress (a maximum of two guests can make the final): 

(1). Yona Knight-Wisdom (Guest) - Jamaica 412.75

1. James Heatly - Edinburgh Diving Club 394.80

2. Jack Laugher - City of Leeds Diving Club 390.20

3. Leon Baker - Southampton Diving Academy 374.60

4. Daniel Goodfellow - City of Leeds Diving Club 372.10

5. Ross Beattie - Edinburgh Diving Club 365.30

6. Tyler Humphreys - Dive London Aquatics Club 347.85

(8). Juho Junttila (Guest) - Diving Team Tiirat 346.35

(9). Jake Passmore (Guest) - City of Leeds Diving Club 331.95

7. Hugo Thomas - Dive London Aquatics Club 329.40

8. Anthony Harding City of Leeds Diving Club 323.00

For full results, click here.


Get more insight into the key moments from Friday's action here - including reaction from the winners of each final. 

Men's 3m Synchro

The new partnership of Jack Laugher and Anthony Harding gave a hint of what is to come with an impressive showing to clinch the Men's 3m Synchro title in the final event of the day. 

Laugher and Harding - who train under Adam Smallwood at their City of Leeds base - were competing together for the first time in an arena environment, and they were quickly into their stride with clean attempts in their required dives. 

Their list got steadily more challenging in terms of degree of difficulty - but that did not stop them producing a brilliant Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults 3 Twists Pike (5156B), a 3.9DD earning them 91.26 points to close on 418.98. 

James Heatly - fresh from Men's 1m Springboard victory - and Ross Beattie were second on 364.11, the Edinburgh Diving Club duo's best score coming with their Forward 3 1/2 Somersaults Pike (107B). 

The event was completed by Leon Baker (Southampton Diving Academy) and Hugo Thomas (Dive London), who placed third with 348.39. 

Full results are available here.

Women's 10m Synchro

In the Women's 10m Synchro, Dive London pairing Robyn Birch and Emily Martin got valuable competition time under their belts. 

They were virtually flawless with their opening required dives, while a score of 73.90 for their Inward 3 1/2 Somersaults Pike (407B) was impressive. It helped them finish on 304.86 overall.

The full breakdown of Robyn and Emily's score is available here

Men's 1m Springboard Final 

James Heatly led from the front to claim Men's 1m Springboard victory. The Edinburgh Diving Club man, who trains under coach Jen Leeming, barely put a foot wrong across his six dives, finishing on an eye-catching 422.00 

That was in part down to brilliant execution on Heatly's toughest dive - an Inward 2 1/2 Somersault Pike (405B). The 3.4 degree of difficulty effort scored Heatly a valuable 78.20 points in round five, all but rubber-stamping his win ahead of a composed final dive. 

The FINA World Cup medallist was followed in second by City of Sheffield athlete Jordan Houlden. Houlden produced a couple of the final's best dives, including a fine Reverse 2 1/2 Somersault Pike (305B) that solely 8s and 9s from the judging panel. Houlden, too, broke the 400-point mark in tallying 401.15.

The top three was completed by platform specialist Matthew Dixon (Dive London Aquatics), who took well the lower heights with an impressively consistent showing, finishing on 397.00. 

For full results from the final, click here

Women's 1m Springboard Final 

Double Olympian Grace Reid picked the perfect time to deliver her dive of the day in the Women's 1m Springboard Final, as her fifth and final dive clinched her the National Diving Cup title.

The Dive London Aquatics athlete was always in the running for top spot during a high-quality finale. But it required a huge tally of 62.40 on her Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults Pike (105B) last up - receiving all 8s and 8.5s from the judges - to close on 274.15. 

That was narrowly ahead of synchro partner Kat Torrance (City of Leeds), who took second with a tally of 269.60 after a strong closing dive of her own. 

Scarlett Mew-Jensen (Dive London) rounded out the podium places - that Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults Pike (105B) also provding her best return in the showpiece. 

For full results from the final, click here.

Mixed 10m Synchro

Gemma McArthur and Angus Menmuir finished top of the pile in a three-way Mixed 10m Synchro contest, the Edinburgh Diving Club duo trialling some tough dives across their list as they finished on 260.70 points.

Hannah Newbrook and Max Spencer of Dive London Aquatics combined to finish with 255.63 in their first major competition as a synchro pair, the top score from a partnership diving solely from the 10m platform in the contest.

Ruby Thorne and Aidan Heslop (of Dive London and Plymouth Diving Club respectively) were third on 244.83.

For full results, click here

Men's 1m Preliminary

In the Men's 1m Springboard preliminaries, Edinburgh Diving Club's James Heatly led the way throughout after a strong showing across his six dives. He was the only man to break 400 points, with a brilliant Forward 3 1/2 Somersaults Pike (107B) earning him 74.25 points last up to close on 407.25. 

Triple Olympic medallist Jack Laugher (City of Leeds Diving Club) was close behind to quality second on 389.15, with City of Sheffield man Jordan Houlden (385.95) rounding out the top three in the prelims. 

Yona Knight-Wisdom of Jamaica - Heatly's Edinburgh teammate - was through fourth on 378.5, while platform specialist Matthew Dixon (Dive London Aquatics) was safely through in this 1m contest, courtesy of a 357.40 tally. 

The top 10 to progress: 

1. James Heatly - Edinburgh Diving Club 407.25

2. Jack Laugher - City of Leeds Diving Club 389.15

3. Jordan Houlden - City of Sheffield Diving Club 385.95

(4). Yona Knight-Wisdom (Guest) - Jamaica 378.35

4. Matthew Dixon - Dive London Aquatics Club 357.40

5. Leon Baker - Southampton Diving Academy 327.00

6. Ben Cutmore - Dive London Aquatics Club 324.70

7. Anthony Harding - City of Leeds Diving Club 319.60

(9). Juho Junttila (Guest) - Diving Team Tiirat 301.70

8. Danny Mabbott Edinburgh Diving Club 287.55

Women's 1m Preliminary

Kat Torrance and Grace Reid are used to matching each other when competing as a synchro partnership - and the pair could barely be separated at the top of the preliminary standings in the Women's 1m Springboard. 

City of Leeds diver Torrance showed consistent class throughout her five-dive list to qualify first with a total of 256.60, while Reid (Dive London) was just 0.8 points back on 255.80, after producing the dive of the prelims with her Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults Pike (105B), which earned a score of 58.50. 

Team Ireland competitor Clare Cryan's total of 242.90 saw her third on the prelim list, with Yasmin Harper (City of Sheffield) the third-best British qualifier on 240.75. The top 10 divers go through to the afternoon's Women's 1m Springboard final - the top eight British qualifiers, plus guests Cryan and Lauren Hallaselka of Finland. 

The top 10 to progress: 

1. Katherine Torrance - City of Leeds Diving Club 256.60

2. Grace Reid - Dive London Aquatics Club 255.80

(3). Clare Cryan (Guest) - City of Sheffield Diving Club 242.90

3. Yasmin Harper - City of Sheffield Diving Club 240.75

(5). Lauren Hallaselka (Guest) - Southampton Diving Academy 228.25

4. Amy Rollinson - Luton Diving Club 223.70

5. Summer Radcliffe - Plymouth Diving Club 223.00

6. Evie Smith - Crystal Palace Diving Club 222.10

7. Callie Eaglestone - City of Leeds Diving Club 218.00

8. Scarlett Mew Jensen Dive London Aquatics Club 215.75

For full results, click here. 


Friday 11th February

Session 1 - Women's 1m Prelims - 10.00; Men's 1m Prelims - 11.30

Session 2 - Mixed 3m Synchro and Mixed 10m Synchro (Combined Final) - 14.15

Session 3 - Women's 1m Final - 15.25; Men's 1m Final - 16.25

Session 4 - Women's 10m Synchro and Men's 3m Synchro (Combined Final) - 17.40

Saturday 12th February

Session 5 - Men's 3m Prelims - 10.00; Women's 10m Platform Prelims - 11.20

Session 6 - Men's 3m Final - 14.30; Women's 10m Platform Final - 15.20

Session 7 - Women's 3m Synchro and Men's 10m Synchro (Combined Final) - 16.50

Sunday 13th February

Session 8 - Women's 3m Prelims - 10.00; Men's 10m Platform Prelims - 11.35

Session 9 - Women's 3m Final - 13.55; Men's 10m Platform Final - 14.55