The opening day of the British Diving Championships saw medals contested in the Mixed 3m Synchro and the Mixed 10m Synchro.
In the Mixed 3m Synchro it was City of Sheffield’s Millie Fowler and Ross Haslam that secured the top spot on the podium.
Fowler and Haslam put in a strong performance to beat Plymouth Diving’s Kayleigh Sinclair and Aidan Heslop.
Fowler and Haslam scored a total of 270.75 for their five dives.
“We’re pretty happy with that performance,” Haslam said. “There are a couple of things we need to improve on but it’s only the second time we’ve done mixed synchro together. We can’t grumble about today. It’s a tough one in the mixed synchro because I have to change my hurdle and Millie needs to jump higher but we’re working well together.”
“I think the mixed synchro is a nice event to start with,” Fowler said. “It’s quote a new event in diving and like Ross said we’ve not done it many times so it’s quite a nice competition to get used to the pool and the spotlight.”
Sinclair and Heslop scored a total of 269.89 for their silver medal.
Matty Lee and Lois Toulson (City of Leeds) won the Mixed 10m Synchro after a promising performance throughout their final.
They were the only pair competing but showed their composure to score a total of 315.78.
“It was a pretty good performance for us,” Lee said. “It was a bit weird because it was just us two in the competition however last Nationals we did really well. It’s just about getting more experience of diving together.”
“I really like diving with Matty,” Toulson said. “We bring out the best in each other’s diving and we always end up putting in good performance.”