20. Albatross History-6-1979. Mariannes Stuttgard chance snatched away

Albatross History-6-1979  Disappointed girl Marianne Green ;  ousted out by older girls due to International Age Group change the night before.

Albatross History-6-1979. Mariannes Stuttgard chance snatched away

Albatross History-6-1979 Water Baby - image

Albatross History-6-1979  All good things intermingle with disappointments.  Self and Marianne Green 11 had attended the summer school of Diving for a week at Crystal Palace to help her prepare for selection to dive in Stuttgart Germany,  representing England in an International Age group Competition. She had qualified for her age group in the trials,  winning 1 metre plus a third place on 3 metre springboards.  The day before selection  the International Age group system had changed to include another older year.  This mean’t older and more advanced girls were allowed into Marianne’s Age Group and thus ousted her out plus her nearest rivals Lisa Brace of North Bedford and Alison McKinley of Beaumont Diving Academy.
However this didn’t deter helping a fifth year of carrying off titles at Sounthern Counties at Crystal Palace,  Albatross divers were on form.

Albatross History 7 1979
“Albatross Team fly together in Southampton”

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